In case you are experiencing the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Chrome, this means that the data connection of your browser is being hindered and the web app is not loading because of the issue. This problem generally occurs in the Windows 10 Operating Systems and it tells you that your chrome browser is not being able to access the connection properly. Our experts have devised several fixes in order to fix these issues because there might be one method which works for you and another which does not. We recommend that you try each and every method mentioned so that you are able to fix the error no matter what the root cause of the error is. This is not an easily traceable source and that is the reason there is no global solution for it.
Unable to access the network
Your connection was interrupted
A network change was detected
Check your internet connection
These are the error messages which you might come across. There are some other variations but these are the most common ones. All the Domain Name Systems including the giant engine Google, Yahoo, Bing as well as the biggest social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Youtube are not accessible because of this error. Therefore, we will now mention the fixes without further ado and actually troubleshoot and fix the problems.
First thing to do before following this guide should be to check the VPN applications which are installed on your computer. In case you have any of them enabled in your system, you should disable them and then move ahead because they might get in the way of us fixing the problem.
How to Fix Err_Network_Changed in Google Chrome
Fix 1: Restart the data connection device
There are issues caused by the IP address of your router and they can be easily solved. There might be someone trying to access the distributed service and attack on your current IP address and you should make sure that the attack stops right there. To do that, simply restart your router so that if there is a dynamic IP address which your router uses, it will change and in case there is a static IP, there is a chance that the DDOS will stop because of no response was given when someone was trying to ping your IP.
Fix 2: Reset DNS and TCP/IP protocol
- Open the Command Prompt using the Administrator privileges. You can do this by simply right clicking the CMD option in the Start menu and choosing to run that application by using the Administrator rights.
- Type the following commands and make sure you press the Enter key after doing so:
- ipconfig /release
- ipconfig /flushdns
- ipconfig /renew
- ipconfig /release
- This will renew the Domain Name System
- Open CMD with Admin privileges again and type the following commands: (make sure you press the enter key after inputting each command)
- ipconfig /flushdns
- nbtstat –r
- netsh int ip reset
- netsh winsock reset
- Restart your computer once done.
Fix 3: Clear your chrome browser
- Press the Ctrl + Shift + Delete buttons in order to open up the clearing menu
- Select the beginning of time from the Obliterate the following dropdown menu
- Browsing history
- Download history
- Cookies and other site and plugin data
- Cached images and files
- Autofill form data
- Hit the Clear Browsing Data button
- Now all you need to do is reboot your computer and check whether it solved the issue or not
If the above method does not fix the err_network_changed error in Google Chrome then move on to the next fix
Fix 4: Changing DNS servers to Google DNS
- Open up the Start menu
- Click on Control Panel
- Click the Network and Internet link
- Open up the Network and Sharing Center
- Open the section called Change Adapter Settings
- Double click the network name that you are using and click the Properties button
- Select the IP4 section and click on the Properties button
- Use the DNS servers: 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
After applying the changes, restart your computer and check whether the err_network_changed error is resolved in Windows 10.
Fix 5: Re-install Network Drivers
- Press the Start + R button and open up the Run dialog
- Type devmgmt.msc in the input box
- Under the Network Adapters section, look for your network name
- Right click on the name of your network adapter and click on Uninstall
- Once you are done with it, reboot your computer and it will automatically install the drivers with the updated version again
In case it does not, visit the official website of your router’s vendor and make sure you download and install the appropriate driver from there.
We have created a full fledged guide on how you can fix all the issues related to the network errors in your Windows compute. Make sure to follow all the steps mentioned in this guide. We hope this guide helps you. Good luck.