How to reset network settings in Windows 10 using the ‘Network reset’ feature

In some cases we advise to reset network settings in Windows to solve certain issues related to network adapter or Internet access (for example, when you have WiFi connected but no Internet). Earlier you had either to reset network manually (using the command prompt) or use special utilities like this. But since the the Anniversary Update Windows 10 got the feature allowing inexperienced users reset network settings to default in one click without using complicated methods mentioned above. Here is the guide on how to do it.

What does the network reset do?

  • TCP/IP settings will be reset to default.
  • All saved networks will be forgotten.
  • Persistent routes are deleted.

Warning! You may encounter problems during the network reset operation! You computer can fail to boot showing the black screen, your machine may hang during the reset procedure, you can face issue with network drivers, etc. So please perform the network reset only if you know what you are doing and you have real problems with network on Windows 10.

How to reset network settings in Windows 10 using the ‘Network reset’ feature introduced in Anniversary Update

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Enter the section Network & Internetnetwork and internet
  3. You will get to the Status section. Scroll down and click on Network resetnetwork reset windows 10
  4. Click Reset now:
    reset now
  5. After that you will see a question “Are you sure you want to reset your network settings?”. Click Yes if you are sure you want to do it:
    reset now yes
  6. Wait for a while. Usually it takes about 30 seconds to reset network in Windows 10.
  7. Click on Close: close
  8. Wait for 5 minutes or reboot your PC manually.
  9. Connect to your Wi-Fi because all settings will be deleted:connect to wi-fi network

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