Windows 10 Can't Find WiFi After Network Adapter Reset

Today we cannot imagine a single minute of our lives without the Internet; most people use it completely and everywhere. The Internet provides people with many opportunities: they can learn and gain knowledge; visit exhibitions and libraries; communicate and call up through social networks; develop projects; receive and process; learn and follow the news; watch movies and listen to music and much more. Therefore, it is natural that the ability to access the Internet is supported by many different devices: personal computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets. They all connect to the Internet in different ways: using a cable, using a “Wi-Fi connection”, or using mobile access capabilities through the services of mobile operators.
Windows 10 Can't Find WiFi After Network Adapter Reset


What kind of problems are these?

Today we cannot imagine a single minute of our lives without the Internet; most people use it completely and everywhere. The Internet provides people with many opportunities: they can learn and gain knowledge; visit exhibitions and libraries; communicate and call up through social networks; develop projects; receive and process; learn and follow the news; watch movies and listen to music and much more. Therefore, it is natural that the ability to access the Internet is supported by many different devices: personal computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets. They all connect to the Internet in different ways: using a cable, using a “Wi-Fi connection”, or using mobile access capabilities through the services of mobile operators.

Sometimes there are various connection problems such as no connection, limited connection, inability to access network drives or browse websites, etc. In this case, we encounter problems when connecting to the Internet or through a local network in Windows. Or we receive error notifications containing such error codes. It happens that the connection or the Wi-Fi function of the laptop does not work, or there is a failure in the connection settings. This situation is very upsetting and attempts to independently find a way out of the situation begin. There are various Internet connection problems and solutions for various types of networks and Internet connections in the Windows operating system.

Internet problems in Windows 10

Very often in Windows 10 there are problems with the Internet. There are a lot of instructions for solving various problems that Windows 10 users most often face. And if almost every problem or error occurs, it is recommended that you reset your network settings. This procedure very often acts as a solution to many different, and sometimes even incomprehensible problems.

When using the Windows 10 operating system, you can use the built-in network reset feature to automatically reset network adapters and network components. This function first removes all installed network adapters and then reinstalls them. It also sets initial settings for other network components.

In Windows 10, you can reset the network settings through the settings. This feature was introduced after update 1607 was installed. Previously. This was only possible through the command line, using special commands. Now this can also be done by executing the necessary commands, or you can make everything much easier by clicking on one button in the settings. This feature was designed to help users resolve connection issues‌ after upgrading their operating system to Windows 10 from a previous version of Windows. It can also be useful for helping users troubleshoot network connectivity issues that may come up later while using it.

Resetting network settings itself will completely clear all network settings and reinstall network adapters. In general, after resetting the network settings and rebooting, everything related to the network and internet connection will be reset to factory settings. To the state that was immediately after installing Windows 10.

This method can help solve a huge number of errors. Among which: the connection is limited, the error Can't connect to this network when the Internet is not working through Wi-Fi, or the error This computer is missing one or more network protocols in Windows 10. Only if the problem is in your computer, and not in your ISP or Wi-Fi router. Moreover, resetting the network settings can be useful in case of problems that users face when sharing Wi-Fi in Windows 10.

An important point - this procedure will completely delete all Internet connection settings and network settings. If you set up some kind of Internet connection, then you will need to set it up again.

How to reset internet and network settings in Windows 10?

Everything is elementary here.

  • Open Start and go to Settings.
  • Go to the Network and Internet section.
  • On the Status tab, click Network Reset.
  • Click on the Reset Now button.
  • Confirm the reset by clicking Yes.
  • The computer will restart.

All network settings will be reset to factory defaults. If you're having trouble connecting to a Wi-Fi network, try connecting again.

An example of an error with a network adapter

We will now analyze a typical error with a network adapter and the way to solve it step by step so that you can repeat each step and find a solution to the connection problem.

Step 1: Go to the Network adapter window

In the network adapter window, we are shown a troubleshooting report. It is characterized as uncommitted - unsuccessfully executed. This lets us know that problems have been found, possibly a problem with the driver for the WIFI adapter. Or the wireless network adapter is experiencing problems. This report instructs you to configure your wireless network adapter. Found problem - Windows could not automatically bind the IP protocol stack to the network adapter. If we find problems, we move on.

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Step 2: Open Admin Panel: Command Prompt

We see that this is official from Microsoft Corporation and all rights reserved. You should successfully reset the Winsock directory. You must restart your computer to complete the reset. Next, we check that all rows have been successfully flushed.

Step 3: Go to Network Connections

Navigation Path: Control Panel - Network and Internet - Network Connections

Under Network connections, select Wi-Fi properties. This connection uses various elements that need to be correctly checked for confirmation. Pay special attention to  Nord VPN ‌  Lightweight Firewall. Description of this item - Nordvpn Lightweight Firewall prevents IP leaks and ensures complete privacy. Confirm and move on.

Step 4: Go to General-Services-App

In order to enter, we write in the search bar: services.msc to open the Windows services app.

We go to All - Services App - confirm, this will give us the opportunity to make the necessary settings.

Step 5: Open the Services (Local) tab

Work on the Services tab and select WLAN AutoConfig. The column on the left contains a detailed description of WLAN AutoConfig, as well as the ability to Stop and Restart the service.

Select WLAN AutoConfig and go to settings. In General - select Startup type - status Automatic and Apply.

See examples in the photo below.

There is always a solution!

We tried to deal with the popular problem when Wi-Fi Internet stops working in Windows 10 after resetting the network adapter.

We looked at possible problems with the Internet that may occur after resetting the network adapter on an installed Windows 10. They showed that in practice the problems can be very different, but there is always a solution to the problem!





WiFi,  ⏧ Windows10,  ⏧ network

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