How to Fix the “Windows Could Not Detect This Network’s Proxy Settings” Error on Windows 10

Restarting your router and computer is the first step to take if you receive the error “Windows could not identify the proxy settings for this particular network”. This will close any active applications and reset the proxy settings to their default settings that should fix the issue for most users.

If that doesn’t work you could also try disabling any antivirus software, firewall, or VPN software that could be affecting your Internet connection. This can be done by going to the settings for each of these applications, and then removing each one at a time. After you have disabled all these apps you can try reconnecting to the Internet and see if the issue persists.

If you can’t solve the issue using one of these options, you may want to think about doing a complete system restore in Windows. This will restore the default settings for your network and also remove any other changes that could be making the issue. This can be done by navigating to the Control Panel and then clicking on “Internet Options.” Once you’re in the window check the boxes marked Automatically detect settings and Use the proxy server on your network. Be aware that this method will only affect your current user account so if you’re on a shared computer you might have to repeat the process for other users. You can disable proxy settings using the Registry Editor. However, this method is more difficult and could lead to future problems.

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