Windows users often encounter a yellow warning sign on the Wi-Fi icon in the system tray of the taskbar. So, if you right-click on the WiFi icon and select ‘Troubleshoot’ option, the error notification: “Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings” can appear.
The yellow sign doesn’t always mean an error message. But, this specific message appears when you are using a slow Internet connection.
Mostly, this error can occur when the proxy settings or network settings are changed. If the system is infected by virus or malware, it can also lead to this error.
To solve this error, this guide can help you a lot. So, let’s discuss the fixes.
There are numerous ways to solve this error. But, you can start with the general troubleshooting method to eradicate this error.
First, make sure that the driver of the network adapter you are using is the latest and correct one.
You can also use the Windows in-built Network Adapter Troubleshooter that might solve this issue. It can also help you to save your effort and time since it fixes the issue automatically.
Wait for a few seconds and check if the issue gets resolved. However, some users are facing certain problems while performing these steps. Hence, you can reset the Internet Explorer to get rid of this error as well. It will delete the personalized settings in network preference that you have changed recently.
Once you complete the above steps, you can restart the system to save these changes. Now, you can check if the error is still there.
If the general troubleshooting hacks failed to solve the error, you can perform the other solutions explained below.
According to some users, they have solved this issue by resetting the Winsock command. Usually, by resettings the Winsock settings, you can revert to the clean state or default settings.
Hence, if the ‘Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings’ error is occurring due to any changes in the Winsock settings, then this method will solve that problem.
1st: netsh winsock reset
2nd: netsh int ip reset
3rd: ipconfig /release
4th: ipconfig /renew
5th: ipconfig /flushdns
After executing the above command, you can close the Command Prompt window and restart the system. Now, you can check if the error persists. If the error is not solved, perform the next procedure stated below.
The virus or malware invasion also can trigger this error in Windows. These often change the settings of the Internet and prevent access to the network’s proxy settings. It also converts all the traffic towards their preferred settings.
The error can appear if you don’t have any antivirus program installed on your computer. Also, if you have installed any malicious software on the system. So, here are steps to check for the infectious components in the computer:
Now, wait for some time and check the scanning result. If the antivirus program detects any virus or malware on the computer, it will eliminate that from the system. Afterward, you can check whether the error is resolved.
After applying the all above hacks, if you see that the ‘Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings’ error is still unresolved, follow these tips provided below:
With this, we are going to end this guide. Hopefully, after performing the above hacks it will surely help you to put an end to this bug. If none of these methods work for you, post your troubles in the comments segment below.
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