How to Reset or Reinstall Network Adapter in Windows 10?

Have you messed up with your network adapter settings on Windows 10 PC and cannot figure out network connection problems? Windows 10 offers a straightforward way to reset all your network settings to their default. Once resetting is done, you can do the set up your network from scratch.

In this gearupwindows article, we will guide you with simple steps through which you can reset or reinstall all network adapter on your Windows 10 PC. These are at least two quick and easy methods to reset or reinstall all the network adapters at once. These are the following:-

  1. Using Settings app
  2. Via Command Prompt

Please note that the below-mentioned procedures will reset all your network settings and forget saved Wi-Fi passwords. However, all you need to do is that configure the network connections from scratch.

How to Reset or Reinstall Network Adapter in Windows 10 using Settings app?

Step 1. Open the Settings app.

Step 2. Click on the “Network & Internet” category.

Step 3. In the left side pane of Network & Internet, select the Status tab. Then, on the right side of it, scroll down and click the link Network reset.

Step 4. In the next window, click on the button “Reset now.”

Step 5. A new pop-up window will appear asking you, “Are you sure you want to reset your network settings?”

Step 6. Click the Yes button to invoke the resetting and reinstalling network adapters on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 7. A new pop-up window will appear saying that you’re about to be signed out. Save you incomplete work if any pending, and your Windows will shut down in 5 minutes and start automatically. All the required drivers for network cards will be installed automatically once the PC is started.

How to Reset or Reinstall Network Adapter in Windows 10 through Command Prompt?

Step 1. Open the Command Prompt with administrator privileges.

Step 2. On the prompt, type the following and hit Enter from the keyboard:-

netcfg -d

Step 3. Reboot your computer.

Now, Windows will reset and reinstall all network card drivers automatically.

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