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

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October 26, 2023

Settings for network proxy Windows 10 are used to send all internet traffic through central servers, instead of connecting directly to the internet. This is a common practice in businesses and schools, since it helps protect against malicious attacks, improve security and provide faster connections. This could also cause users to not be connected to the internet in the event that the proxy is not working or not properly configured. This is a relatively easy issue to resolve. This article will go over options to fix the “Windows cannot detect network proxy settings” in Windows 10. This article will look at several different ways to repair the “Windows can’t 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. When the Internet Options dialog opens, ensure that Use a Proxy Server isn’t selected. If you are on an enterprise network or school network and you are a system administrator, ask what the preferred proxy settings are.

If you’re unable change your network’s settings using the Settings app or the legacy Internet Options dialog box, it’s likely that a different program is interfering. Try disable your firewall, VPN and antivirus software one at a while until you discover the one that is responsible for the issue. If that fails, try restoring your system from a point that was made prior to the issue. This should restore your system to the point before the issues started, and eliminate any new programs or drivers that could cause them.

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