How to reset network settings on Windows 11

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Having connectivity problems? No problem. Here's how to reset Windows 11 network settings and get everything back to normal.

If you're having connectivity issues, it's most likely time to reset your Windows 11 network settings. In most cases, we'd be the first to warn you of the dangers of tinkering with Network Settings and suggesting alternative methods. But if you've given all the other options a chance, such as checking your modem and router, running the network troubleshooter, updating drivers, restarting your PC and so on, resetting your network settings is your best bet. . So let's get started.



Reset Windows 11 network settings from Windows settings

The Network Settings on your computer manage how you connect to the Internet. With the Windows operating system, you can change these settings however you like. Sometimes, however, these changes can backfire. In such situations, as a last resort, you can reset the network settings from the Windows 11 settings.

When you reset your computer's network settings, Windows will delete all your Wi-Fi connections and passwords along with all saved Ethernet connections. In addition, it will also remove network adapters and other critical network components and will be reinstalled and set to their original settings.

To get started, follow the steps below:

  • Start the Settings of Windows Go to bar of search for Start menu , type “settings” and select the best match. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Win + I to do the same thing.
  • Select the option Rete and Internet to left.
  • Now scroll down and click Advanced network settings to access network reset.
  • In the  Other settings in Advanced network settings select Network reset .
  • Finally, click Reset now.

You will then be asked if you want to proceed with the network reset. Click Yes and the restore will begin. When the reset is complete, you will be asked to restart. Restarting is to ensure that all changes are made correctly.



Save your pending work, close other applications and restart your PC to finalize the Windows 11 network settings reset.

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