How to Fix the “Windows Can’t Detect Network Proxy Settings” Error in Windows 10

Windows 10 uses network proxy settings to transfer all internet traffic through central servers instead of directly to the Internet. This is typical for schools and businesses since it protects against malicious attacks and improves security. This could also cause users to not be able to connect to the internet if the proxy is down or not properly configured. This is a simple problem to resolve. This article will go over different methods to fix “Windows cannot recognize the network proxy settings” in Windows 10. This article will examine various options to fix the “Windows cannot detect the settings for a network proxy” error in Windows 10.

Open the Control Panel and click on Network and Internet. Then click on Internet Options. Once the Internet Options dialog box opens ensure that Use a proxy server is off. If you’re using a company or school network, make sure you check with your system administrator to see what the preferred settings for proxy should be.

It’s possible that a program is interfering in the event that you are unable to change your network’s settings using the Settings app or the older Internet Options dialog box. Try disable your firewall, VPN and antivirus software one at a time until you determine the one that’s responsible for the issue. If that doesn’t work then try using a system restore point that was set up prior to the time the problems began. This will restore your system to the condition it was in prior to the problem onset and will remove any driver or program that could be causing them.

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