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How to Fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Google Chrome [SOLVED]

Broadband users often face countless network errors on a regular basis including myself.

But the good thing is that there are solutions for most of these problems.

So if you are continually receiving this “Err_Network_Changed” error in your Chrome browser in Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, here are some solutions for you.

Follow the simple methods to get rid of Err_Network_Changed error forever.

Table of Contents

Method #1: LAN Configuration

You can fix this error by setting your LAN configuration, so follow these steps.

  1. Press the keys Winkey + R to open Run
  2. Type the command: inetcpl.cpl
  3. Press OK
  4. There go to the Connections tab and click on LAN settings
  5. In the new window that opens, uncheck the box Automatically detect settings
    lan settings uncheck boxes
  6. Finally, click on OK, Apply and OK
  7. Try to browse the websites that give you this error to see if it has been fixed.

Method #2: Restart Router

It is a straightforward solution. Just turn off the router (unplug the power supply) and leave it like that for a few seconds.

At least 5 seconds and then plug it in, turn it on and wait until it is fully turned on and the lights start blinking.

Next, try to surf the websites.

Maybe this easy method can fix your problem.

Method #3: Troubleshoot Google Chrome

This error can be related to your browser so one smart thing to do is reinstall Google Chrome.

To Uninstall Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Press the keys Winkey + R to open Run
  2. Type the command: appwiz.cpl
  3. Click on OK to open Programs and Features
  4. There, search for Google Chrome and click on Uninstall
    uninstall google chrome

To Reinstall Google Chrome, follow these steps:

  1. Download Google Chrome installer from here.
  2. Run the installer and automatically will install Google Chrome
    installing google chrome

Another thing that you can do is clean your computer; this can wipe your Google Chrome data, cookies and cache.

Download CCleaner and run the app.

It’s easy to use, and you can try this before reinstalling Google Chrome.

Method #4: Empty DNS Cache

To empty the DNS cache follow these steps:

  1. Click the “Start” button and type cmd in the search box.
  2. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator
    command prompt administrator
  3. In the Command Prompt type the command: ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter

Method #5: Reset Winsock

To reset Winsock, follow these steps:

  1. Press the keys Winkey + R
  2. Type the command: cmd
  3. Click on OK
    cmd run
  4. In the Command Prompt type each of the commands and press Enter
    netsh winsock reset
    netsh int ip reset
  5. Restart your computer and try to access the internet

Method #6: Change DNS Server

One of the last things you can do if none of the above methods fix your problem is changing the DNS server.

  1. Press the keys Winkey + R
  2. Type the command: ncpa.cpl
  3. Click on OK
  4. Right-click on your current network adapter and select Properties
  5. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4
  6. Check the box Use the following DNS server addresses
  7. There use the following Google DNS Servers:
    8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4

One of the methods can quickly fix your problem, try each one by one.

Method #7: Reinstall Network Adapter Driver

One of the last options to fix this error is reinstalling the network adapter driver.

  1. Press the following keys: Winkey + X
  2. Once you open the menu, click on Device Manager
  3. Expand Network Adapters section
  4. Right-click on your current network adapter and select Uninstall Device
  5. Restart your Windows and Microsoft will reinstall the driver at boot.

If Windows fails to install the driver, download the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website of your network adapter.

If you aren’t sure what’s your manufacturer website, you can update the driver efficiently using Driver Easy

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the drivers for it. So you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t have to worry about making an error when installing.

You can update the drivers automatically, either with the Free or Pro version of the Driver Easy.

  1. Download and install the Driver Easy
  2. Run Driver Easy and click on the Scan Now button. Easy Driver will scan your computer and detect any outdated drivers.
  3. Click on the Update button located next to your adapter network driver to download and install the correct version of this driver automatically.
  4. You can also click on Update all to download and automatically install the correct version of all the missing or outdated drivers in your computer.

Note: Driver Easy requires an internet connection to update the drivers. If you can’t access the Internet on all of your Windows, let the Offline Scan feature help you .

If you have any questions about this tutorial, comment below.

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