Don’t be frustrated if you’re facing any Windows 10 internet problem because it is usual to malfunction after any Windows, software or driver update. These Windows network connections issues have many ways to turnaround to its full functionality. The Windows 10 network or internet problems can occur due to the outdated driver, missing network adapter driver, anti-virus or firewall blocking and many other reasons that we are going to cover to recover your internet problems in Windows 10. So, in this article, I will walk you through each method with its steps from which you can fix Windows 10 internet problems easily.
Method 1: Reset Network Adapter
From search type in Control panel and open it as shown above. Now from Control panel click on Network and Internet option as highlighted above.
From Network and Internet windows, click on Network and Sharing Center as highlighted above.
In Network and Sharing Center Click on Change adapter settings link as highlighted above.
Right-click on the Wi-Fi network and select Disable option from the menu as shown above.
After Disabling the network, right-click again and select Enable from the menu as highlighted above. Now after successful enable, see if your network problem is fixed or not, if not then proceed to the next method.
Method 2: Scan for hardware changes
From the search on the taskbar, type-in Device Manager and open it after it appears under Best Match as shown above.
From Device Manager, locate the Network adapter option as highlighted above. Right-click on Network adapter and select Scan for hardware changes from the menu. If this doesn’t solve the issue then proceed to the next method.
Method 3: Reset Network device
From Device Manager, expand Network adapters as shown above. Right-click on the Integrated Wi-Fi adapter, most probably listed at the top as highlighted above. Click on the Disable device option.
Click on Yes option to continue disabling the network adapter.
Now right-click on it again and select Enable device option. Wait until the network adapter is enabled. Now connect to your Wi-Fi network and see if it fix the problem, if not proceed to the next method.
Method 4: Update Network Device
Under Network adapters, click on the Integrated Wi-Fi network as shown above. From the menu click on the Properties.
In the Network adapters Properties dialog box, open up the Driver tab as shown above. Under Driver tab click on the Update Driver Button as highlighted above.
For the driver click on the Search automatically for updated driver software option as highlighted above. Now wait till Windows search and replace the new driver for you. If no driver was updated then proceed to the next method.
Method 5: Rollback Network Device Driver
On the Network adapter Properties, under Driver tab, click on the Roll Back Driver button if you see the button is enabled for you. This mainly happens if windows have updated a driver automatically which results in disconnecting your Wi-Fi and it stops working. Rolling back the Driver option will do the trick.
Method 6: Run Built-in Network Troubleshooter
Open the Start menu by clicking on the Window icon, in the start menu, click on the Setting’s icon as highlighted above.
From Windows Settings pane, click on the Network & Internet options as highlighted above.
Under Network & Internet navigation pane, click on the Status option. From Status windows click on the Network troubleshooter option as highlighted above.
This will open up a Windows Network Diagnostics which will automatically detect and fix the problem of the network connection. If the problem still persists, move on to the next method.
Method 7: Disable Security Measures
From the Windows settings, as shown above, click on the Update & Security option as highlighted above.
Under Update & Security navigation pane, click on the Windows Security option. In the Windows Security window, click on the Virus & threat protection option as highlighted above.
This will open up a Windows Defender Security Center window as shown above. From the navigation pane click on the Virus & threat protection option. In Virus & threat protection window, click on the Virus & threat protection settings as highlighted above.
Turn off the toggle button of Real-time protection, Cloud-delivered protection and Automatic sample submission as highlighted above.
Go back to the Windows Defender Security Center and select Firewall & network protection option as highlighted above. In Firewall & network protection windows click on the Private network or any other network option that you see an active tag in brackets as highlighted above.
Now turn off the toggle button of Windows Defender Firewall as highlighted above. Sometimes your security protection software and windows firewall are the reason behind the blocking of network connection. Now disconnect and reconnect the network to see if it fix the internet problem.
Method 8: Run Commands to reset network settings
From the search on the taskbar, type-in Command Prompt as shown above.
Right-click on the Command Prompt and select the Run as administrator option from the menu as highlighted above.
From the Command Prompt click Type in carefully netsh int show global and hit enter as shown above. Now if your Global parameters aren’t matching from the above image. Then you should make some amendments through command prompt. Type in the following commands:
- netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled and hit enter
- netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled and hit enter
- netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled and hit enter
Now retype netsh int show global command to see if changes have been applied. Now exit command prompt and restart your Windows.
If the problem still persists after the reboot then open up Command Prompt again by running it as an administrator.
Now Enter the commands listed below one by one as listed.
- Type netsh int ip reset then hit Enter
- Type ipconfig /release then hit Enter
- Type ipconfig /renew then hit Enter
- Type ipconfig /flushdns& then hit Enter
These commands will reset, release and renew the TCP/IP stack address and then finally clear and reset the DNS resolver cache by flushing the Windows IP configuration as shown above. Now exit the command prompt and restart your PC if necessary.
That it! Hope these methods helped you fix Windows 10 internet problems on your PC.