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

The settings for a network proxy in Windows 10 are used to send all internet traffic through a central server instead of going directly to the internet. This is typical for businesses and schools as it helps protect against malicious attacks and enhances security. This could result in users not being able to be able to connect to the internet when the proxy is down or not properly configured. Fortunately, this is a fairly easy issue to resolve. This article will go over options to fix the “Windows cannot recognize the network proxy settings” in Windows 10. It doesn’t matter if you reboot the PC or the network adapter, flushing DNS and resetting the TCP/IP configuration or troubleshooting the network adapter or obtaining IP and DNS automatically or running sfc scan, these strategies will aid in getting your computer back up and running and get your internet browsing back to normal.

To modify your proxy settings for your network, go to the Control Panel on your computer and then select Network and Internet then click Internet Options. When the Internet Options dialog box opens, make sure that Use a proxy server is disabled. If you are using a corporate network or a school network, ask your system administrator what the preferred proxy settings are.

It’s possible that a program is interfering when you aren’t able to alter your network settings through the Settings app or the traditional Internet Options dialog box. Remove your firewall, VPN, and antivirus software until you determine which one is causing the problem. If that doesn’t work, try using a system restore point that was set up before the problems started. This will bring your system back to its state before the problems began and will remove any programs or drivers that could be the cause of them.