How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome

How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome

ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED is one of the most common network issues pop up every day in Windows 10. When Google Chrome is launched and tries to access a URL, it may get an error message “Unable to access the network ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED” or “Your connection was interrupted. A network change was detected. ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED” on a computer screen. After several trials, the web page still does not work and you lose connection with the world. Getting ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED on Chrome means that your internet connection is preventing you from loading the page. There are many reasons which may lead you to this issue. All types of websites such as Google, Gmail, Facebook, etc. are affected by this error that is why this error is so annoying. So there are different methods and you must try all of them as you never know what might work for you and might not work for others.

Note: Ensure you have uninstalled any VPN software you have installed on your PC before Continuing.

Method 1:  Restart your modem

Restart your modem How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome
Restart your modem

Sometimes just rebooting the modem can fix the issue, as the network might have experienced some technical problems which can be overcome by restarting your modem. 

Method 2: Flush the DNS and Reset TCP/IP

Flush the DNS and Reset TCP/IP How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome
Flush the DNS and Reset TCP/IP

Follow the following steps to flush the DNS and reset TCP/IP is:

  1. Right-click on the Windows button and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” or for Windows 10 “Windows PowerShell (Admin)”.
  2. Now type the following command in the same manner.
  • ipconfig /release
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • ipconfig /renew 
  1. Now, again open “Command Prompt (Admin)“ or “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” and type commands in the same manner
  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • nbtstat –r
  • netsh int ip reset
  • netsh winsock reset
  1. Reboot for applying changes.

Method 3: Clear Browser Data

Clear Browser Data How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome
Clear Browser Data

Follow the following steps to clear Browser Data are:

  1. Open Chrome. Press the “CTRL + H” on the keyboard.
  2. The history of all the accessed web pages appears. Select all the checkboxes from the browsed history page.
  3. And finally, click on “Clear browsing data”.
  4. Now, restart the browser and check whether the error is resolved or not.

OR

  1. Open Chrome. Press the “CTRL + H” on the keyboard.
  2. On the left-hand side of the web page, click on the “Clear Browsing Data” option.
  3. A new panel opens up. Select the time range.
  4. Now select the checkbox in front of “Browsing history”, “Cookies and other site data” and “Cache images and file”.
  5. Then click on the “Clear data” button and restart the browser and check whether the error is resolved or not.

Also Read: How to Fix ERR_CACHE_MISS in Google Chrome

Method 4: Use Google DNS

Use Google DNS How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome
Use Google DNS

Follow the following steps to use Google DNS are:

  1. Open Control Panel. Click on Network and Internet.
  2. Open “Network and Sharing Centre”. Select “Change adapter settings”.
  3. Double click on your Wi-Fi and open its “Properties”.
  4. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” 
  5. Now select and click Properties.
  6. Check “Use the following DNS server addresses” 
  7. Type the following in the box:
  • Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
    Alternate DNS server: 8.8.4.4
  1. Close everything and check if the problem persists.

Method 5: Uncheck Proxy

Uncheck Proxy How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome
Uncheck Proxy

Follow the following steps to uncheck proxy is:

  1. Press “Win+R”. Type “inetcpl.cpl” in the dialogue box 
  2. Then press the “Enter” key.
  3. Internet properties open up. Go to the “Connection” tab.
  4. Select the “LAN” setting. Uncheck “Use a Proxy Server” for your LAN
  5. Ensure “Automatically detect settings” is checked.
  6. Now, click the “Ok” button and then the “Apply” button. Restart your pc or computer.

Method 6: Reinstall your network adapter drivers

Reinstall your network adapter drivers
Reinstall your network adapter drivers

Follow the following steps to reinstall your network adapter drivers are:

  1. Press “Win+R”. Type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box and then press the “Enter” button.
  2. Open Device Manager. Expand “Network Adapters”.
  3. Find your network adapter name.
  4. Uninstall your network adapter by right-clicking on it. Confirm it by selecting yes or no.
  5. Restart your computer and reconnect to the network.

Note: Ensure you remember or note down your adapter’s name, just in case something went wrong. If you do not connect to the network then it means the driver software isn’t automatically installed. Now, you need to download it from your manufacturer’s website. Install the driver and reboot your computer again.

Method 7: Delete WLAN Profiles

Delete WLAN Profiles
Delete WLAN Profiles

Follow the following steps to delete WLAN profiles are:

  1. Hit the combination of “Win + X” button.

  2. Open “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” for Windows 10 users or “Command Prompt (Admin)” for users below Windows 10.
  3. Now type “cmd” and press enter. Type “netsh wlan show profiles”.
  4. Remove all Wi-Fi profiles by typing “netsh wlan delete profile name = “[PROFILE NAME]”.
  5. Repeat step 3 for all the profiles. Then try to reconnect to your Wi-Fi.

Method 8: Update Network Adapter Driver

Update Network Adapter Driver
Update Network Adapter Driver

Follow the following steps to update the network adapter driver are:

  1. Due to glitch, the network adapter may create some trouble or it may require new software drivers. Steps to update the driver:
  2. In the Windows search bar, search “Driver Manager” and open it.
  3. Expand “Network adapters”. Right-click on the active and correct adapter.
  4. Click on the “Update Driver” or “Update Driver Software” option from the menu list and search for the “Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software” option.
  5. Start searching for the latest updates.
  6. Once the latest update is found is easy to follow updating steps. 

Note: If you have a reputed brand, drivers are usually updated. Unluckily, if windows can’t locate the latest driver for the network adapter. Then you should visit the official website of the adapter manufacturer to locate and download a suitable driver for your network adapter. 

Final Words

In general, ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error implies that there is an issue with your internet connection. With these solutions, you will be able to fix most of the issues. Once you are done, restart or reboot your computer. Open the browser and check if the error is still there. If the webpage does not open and the error persists, then you might have an entirely different issue. If you want to know the root cause and fix it, you can get in touch with browser support professionals through the toll-free number.