The boys down at Microsoft included a Windows 10 Network Reset Button as part of the last Windows 10 update. This function allows you to solve connectivity problems by setting your network components to default. The option also helps you reinstall network adapters.
Network Reset Button or Network Troubleshooter?
It’s always a good idea to use the Network Troubleshooter provided by Windows in order to solve connectivity problems. Usually, this will get the job done and solve whatever is wrong with your connection. However, on the off chance that the Troubleshooter doesn’t work, you have to reinstall your adapter and networking components to fix the issue. Windows decided to make this process just a little bit easier by including the Network Reset Button.
Using the Network Reset Button
It’s easy enough. Just open the Start Menu and select the Settings icon by clicking on it. Go to Network and Internet and check your network status by clicking the Status link on the left side of the window. Besides being able to see the status of your network here, you will also have the option of running the Troubleshooter, as well as using Windows’ Network Reset Button.
After you click on the Network Reset option, a window will pop-up telling you what the option will do. Namely, your PC will be restarted after Windows will uninstall and then reinstall your network adapters. Windows will also set other network components to the original settings.
Sometimes, after running the tool, it could be necessary to reinstall your VPN or other virtual switches you might be using or needing. Other than that, it’s easy as pie.
Please let us know if you encountered problems while using this Windows option. If you need a little more information on the matter, leave a comment and we’ll try to help. You can also find other useful things about Windows 10 here.