Sometimes your internet or browser fails to fails to load a page. When this happens, you will most likely get the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error. This error simply indicates a failure of chrome to access the network.
This is one computer issue that can have different causes, this means one may be required to try different fixes before the problem is resolved. As what may work on one computer may not work in another.
This problem, unfortunately, affects even the most used websites like Google, Gmail, Facebook, and YouTube. This makes it rank tops among browser issues as it can be really annoying.
In this article, I will guide you through a number of fixes for err_network_changed that you should try in resolving the issue.
Possible Fix to err_network_changed Error in Google Chrome
Fix 1:- Restart your modem
As simple as this fix is, it proves effective at times. Simply restart your modem. Of course, the process of restarting your modem will depend on the make.
If this is done and the issue persists, try the next fix.
Fix 2: Flush DNS and reset TCP/IP
Start up your command prompt with admin privileges. Next type the following commands. Note that after each command is typed, press the enter key to enable the command to run.
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /flushdns
- ipconfig /renew
Reopen your command prompt with admin privileges and type the following commands. Remember just as you did with the first set of commands to hit enter after each command is typed to enable it to run.
- ipconfig /flushdns
- nbtstat –r
- netsh int ip reset
- netsh winsock reset
Reboot your computer and all the changes will be applied and your issue with err_network_changed should be resolved. If the problem persists, try the next fix.
Fix 3: Clear your Browsing Data
This is quite simple. To get the process started, use hotkey CRTL + H. This opens up the browsing history. One the left pane of the window, select the “clear browsing history” label.
On the next window that opens, from the Time Range drop-down list, select “All time”. Then click the clear data button.
As shown in the image above, make sure the Cookies and other “Cached images and files”, “Cookies and other sites” and “Browsing history” checkboxes are all checked.
After this, close the browser and make sure to restart the computer. This should help fix the issue, but if it persists, try the next fix.
Fix 4: Reinstall the network adapter drivers
To fix err_network_changed a network adapter reinstall is sometimes important. To reinstall the network adapter drivers search for “Device manager” in the start menu. This opens a Device manager window.
Here expand the network adapter options. And search for your adapter. The name may vary based on the manufacturer, but usually, it will have “wireless” somewhere affixed to the name.
Right click on it and select uninstall. (Note the name of the driver in case something goes wrong).
Restart your computer and check to see if the problem is fixed. When the computer is restarted the driver should automatically be reinstalled.
You most likely will get the problem fixed with the first two steps. Additional troubleshooting is rarely required for this process, but if needs are and for some reason, you can not fix it then you may consider totally uninstalling the browser and reinstalling back.