Windows 10 has a very useful feature that can reset your Network adapters such that it will get back to Original Settings in just one click. It comes in very handy if nothing else is fixing the network problem in Windows.
Note: This is an ultimate nuke option. If you don’t wish to remove every setting on the Network level, read till the end of the post.
Reset or Reinstall Windows 10 Network Adapters
- Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Status
- Scroll a little through a bunch of links, and you should see the option of “Network Reset”.
- The next screen has complete info on what will happen when you press on the reset button. This clearly informs the admin so he can be prepared when the system is back online. Here is what it says
This will remove then reinstall all your network adapters., and set other networking components, back to their original settings. You might need to reinstall other network software afterward, such as VPN client software or virtual switches. The machine will be rebooted.
How to Update and Rollback Network Adapter Driver
If you believe that a recent update has broken the Network Driver or just the opposite i.e. updating is the only way ahead, you can do that quickly. It’s basically a standard procedure that allows you to have a current driver designed for a previous version of Windows.
How to Update Network Adapter Driver
- Go to Device Manager and select Network adapters > the network adapter name.
- Right-click (or press and hold) the network adapter, and then select Update Driver Software > Search automatically for updated driver software. Follow the steps, then select Close.
- After installing the updated driver, select the Start button > Power > Restart if asked to restart, and see if that fixes the connection issue.
How to Rollback the network adapter driver
- Right-click on Network adapter, and then select Properties.
- In Properties, select the Driver tab, select Rollback driver, then follow the steps.
- After rolling back to the previous version of the driver, select the Start button > Power > Restart if asked to restart, and see if that fixes the connection issue.
I hope the post was easy to follow, and you were able to Reset or Reinstall Windows 10 Network Adapters in One Click.