35 Comments to Reset your Windows 10 network settings and adapters, in just 5 clicks

  1. Josh says:

    Thank you very much for this post! Resolved a DNS server access issue completely when nothing else would work. Thank you much!

  2. Eileen says:

    I was given a second hand laptop with Windows 10 . Could not connect it until I found your instructions . THANK YOU .

  3. Mr. Joseph says:

    Please I can’t access to any network on my Hp laptop window 10. Please how can I get back the WiFi without Internet? Thanks

  4. Ed B says:

    I don’t have a STATUS option on that settings page, and cannot find a NETWORK RESET anywhere.

  5. Elaine says:

    After days of disabling and enabling ethernet (no ip address etc.) I came upon your site and followed your easy instructions. It worked. Back up and running. Thank you.

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  6. Fred Marshall says:

    While all networking aspects seemed OK and all the manual resets had been tried, we still could not see the shared files at all!!
    I couldn’t readily remove the NICs as I am dealing with the computers remotely.
    So, while I had to get reconnected, this fixed the file share visibility issue!!

  7. Gabbii D'Nae says:

    I did the network adapters reset and now I have no network adapters to be found in my device manager. How do I get my adapters back?

  8. Bill Wood says:

    Thank you – internet suddenly went off – now fixed !

  9. desparate says:

    I can’t connect to the internet either with ethernet or wifi. I tried everything including the network reset. What should i do?

  10. Pam says:

    How do I know how to reset the VPN? And the server etc…. I have no internet. No wifi to find discoverable.

  11. Jun says:

    I’m using Windows 10 and I did network reset for the No Internet issue and after the automatic reboot, it wouldn’t log in. It shows the password box for logging in after rebooting so I put my password in but it just wouldn’t log in and reboots itself automatically and repeatedly so I cannot do anything to fix this issue. I tried and restore Windows system back to after the last update but it failed. Can anybody help me with this?

  12. Stephen Potts says:

    Your directions say: “You might need to reinstall other networking software afterwards, such as VPN client software or virtual switches.”

    How does one do this?

  13. Deborah says:


    I’m wondering what other troubleshooting options there are before resetting my network adapter besides the tool Windows provides, which is unable to detect the problem. Last time something like this happened I found instructions for using the command line and it fixed the problem but I can’t find those instructions this time.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Good instructions…works great

  15. MK says:

    Can we do this using PowerShell?

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  17. Melissa says:

    I updated my laptop to wondows 10 and now I can’t connect to my wifi it gives me no options. How can I fix this?

    • Anonymous says:

      You may need drivers for your wireless network card, that work with Windows 10. See the site of your laptop manufacturer and download and install all the Windows 10 drivers for your laptop. Since you have no WiFi, you have to do this on a different PC that has an internet connection.

  18. tazmo8448 says:

    I had an update in Win10 that caused my internet connections to completely stop working and found that what was needed was a driver update…in this case the Realtek PCIe GbE Family Controller gotten from the Realtek support driver site and upon installing the latest greatest got everything back to working properly.

  19. Essam says:

    my adapter settings was deleted somehow when I made the reset and now I have no wifi or cable internet working

  20. Frank says:

    I have to do this every single time I restart my computer. If I restart without doing a network reset the computer is not seen on the network. Very frustrating as I have been networking computers for over 25 years and this just started a week ago.

  21. Larry says:

    Does doing a network reset on one machine effect all others on the network, or must they all be reset individualy?

  22. Jim says:

    after resetting network I can now see my PC on network but after I restart PC my PC does not show on network and I have to reset it again to get it to show . I have windows 10 1903 and it did not do this when I had 1803

  23. Fred says:

    Is there a way to save the entire network configuration (including virtual switches)?

  24. NetWrench says:

    Thanks, that worked like a charm! My issue was my wireless was connecting, but not updating the IP config for a particular access point, so I was unable to browse, connect to any resource. Lights were on, but nobody was home. I was able to tether via my phone, but didn’t want to burn my data all day. The reset and reboot were fine and just had to reenter my wireless password.

  25. Thank you it worked says:

    Thanks it worked

  26. John says:

    i have a problem with my airplane mode its grey and it wont turn off i have restarted the pc yet its still the same but the ethernet is connected i want to open my mobile hostport and bluetooth i can not because of the airplane mode, what should i do?

  27. L says:

    Tried to fix Hotspot problem for hours, this is what finally helped. Thank you!

  28. Catherine says:

    I cannot connect to the internet and neither is it showing any icon for wireless devices. When i click on the network icon at the bottom right, it shows Network & Internet settings and also a disabled Flight mode(as in i cannot click on it. Its just a greyed out icon). If i reset the network, will it reinstall the adapters back?

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