How to Reset Network Settings in Windows 10 And Mac?

I was working on my laptop, recently. Suddenly, I felt something wrong. The internet was not working. In fact, there were no valid reasons for internet malfunction.

Later, I discovered the issue was about the network settings.

Being a Windows 10 user, I was not surprised. Such issues happen quite often. Lucky me! Because I knew How to Reset Network Settings in Windows 10.

Therefore, I am sharing the post to inform my fellow readers. Here, you will get some essential information, as well. So, let’s dig them out and apply the knowledge in our real life.

How to Reset Network Settings in Windows 10?


The process is simple and quick. If you ever witness the same problem, you have to follow the steps below.

Step 1

Check your router

As the first step, you need to check the router and internet connection at your home. If the internet connection is not okay, your device may not have the connection. So, you need to check if the connection is alright.

Moreover, you need to check your WiFi is working properly. It is wise to check the internet connection on your device. Check if the WiFi is turned on. And refresh your computer or laptop. Try to reconnect your network from the bottom right corner. If it does not work, follow the next step.

Step 2

Reset the Settings

If the aforesaid method fails, you must do the following.

Go to the Start button. Then, go to Settings. From there go to Network & Internet. Select the Status option. Scroll down.

You will have several options. Select the Network Reset Option. Click on it. You will be taken to another screen. Click on Reset Now Option.

A dialogue box will appear asking you for confirmation.

Wait for a while. Your computer (or laptop) will restart. And your network settings will be reset. Now, you have to search for the available network. Select the network, and provide the security key. Hopefully, your device will be connected to the internet.

How to Reset Network on Mac?

So, this was about the Windows 10. What if you are a different operating system user? To be more specific, if you are a Mac user? What do you need to do for the same issue?

The answer is here.

Step 1

Check the Apple icon. It’s on the left corner of the screen. Then, click on the System Preferences. Now, click on Network. And choose your WiFi connection.

You have to remove the connection. Click on the minus (-) icon. Confirm your action by clicking Apply. The connection will be disconnected from your system.

Step 2

You have disconnected the internet connection. Now, you have to add the connection again. Click on the plus (+) icon to add the connection.

The experience would be like as you are entering the information for the first time. So, provide the necessary information and password.

Click Apply. Your connection will be re-added.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to Reset My Internet Settings?

A wide number of reasons are working here. First of all, the internet connection may be altered by someone of your home or office. In those cases, the old passwords or connection details will not work. Unless you are reinstalling the settings, you have to bear the trouble.

Therefore, you have to reset the internet settings.

How to Check If The Router is Working Fine?

You can check this in simple steps. First, you have to turn on your computer. Click on a browser and type “” If the internet connection is right and the router performs well, you can reach the site.

You can do the same with your smartphone. If the internet connection is fine.

However, if there are any difficulties, you cannot visit Google. In that case, you have to check the router and the internet connection. Experts recommend checking the router first before asking for support from the service provider. You need to check the router connection – if that is turned on.

Turn the router on (if that is switched off). Wait for a while. Let the WiFi connection start functioning. If it malfunctions or you do not get the internet, you need to check it thoroughly. Or you can consult the service provider.

Can I Rest the Network Adapter Through CMD?

Of course, you can do that. The easiest way is to open the CMD. Click on the Start button and type CMD (or cmd). Now, right-click on the Command Prompt and run it as administrator.

Type the command – netcfg –d. Press enter.

The computer network settings will be reset automatically. But you have to restart the computer for smooth functioning.

Last Words

As I said, you will get info on How to Reset Network Settings in Windows 10. Also, you have bonus information that is effective too.

Follow the methods to solve the network problems on your computer.

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Raymond Williams is a technology writer that lived with computers all his life. He is an expert character that writes articles about Windows, Gaming, Android, and How To Fixes.