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Windows Could Not Detect Network Proxy Settings (solved)

Windows Could Not Automatically Detect Network Proxy Settings

Sometimes you may see that frustrating yellow exclamation point icon over your network connection icon in Windows. The OS offers to troubleshoot it for you, but after running through the automatic tool, you see this message:

“Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings”

What does this mean, and how do you fix it? Let’s take a look at Windows’ proxy settings and the steps to repair this.

A proxy server acts as a middleman between your computer and the internet. Instead of you connecting directly to the internet, you connect to the server, which grabs information from the internet for you.

Well, whenever you face network & internet connection problem It’s always recommended to restart your Network equipment first.

Also press Windows + R, type ipconfig /flushdns and ok.

Run the Network Adapter Troubleshooter

When you right-click on the network connection icon and choose to troubleshoot, it runs the Internet Connections troubleshooter, which results in the “Windows could not detect proxy settings” error. But there’s another network troubleshooter you can run that might provide more help.

Check Proxy Settings

To access proxy settings in Windows 10,


Set to Obtain IP Address and DNS Automatically

Sometimes misconfigured IP addresses or DNS settings can cause No Internet Access too. Let’s set the network configuration to obtain IP and DNS addresses automatically from the DHCP server.

Reset Network Configuration Via the Command Prompt

Windows offers many network troubleshooting tools through the Command Prompt. A few quick commands can clear up your issue in moments. If you’re still having trouble opening the Command Prompt as Administrator. Then run the following commands, one at a time. They will reset various network functions of your computer:

Close the command prompt and Restart Windows, Now check Internet connection started working.

Update Your Network Driver

An outdated network driver may lead to connection problems. Let’s update or reinstall the network driver with the latest version which probably helps to fix this error.

Reset Your Network Settings

Still, a problem is not solved, here is another effective solution that reinstalls and resets network settings to their default.

Be aware that this will remove all network information from your computer, so you’ll need to reconnect to saved networks again. If you’re OK with this, click Reset now.

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