If you see any warning sign that means something wrong has occurred with your computer, and some features may not work properly. The ‘Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings’ error is one of them, and you can not access the internet in this situation. It’s a common error and could be fixed easily. You can try the methods I provide in this post to fix the problem.
Method 1: Restart the Network Adapter you’ve connected
This method is the simplest way to start when the windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings error occurs. To do this, first, you need to disable your Network Adapter, then enable it.
- Use the keyboard shortcut ‘Windows + R’ to open the Run box, do type ‘control panel’ then click OK button;
- Make sure ‘View by’ option is ‘Large icons’ or ‘Small icons’ instead of Category, then select ‘Network and Sharing Center’;
- Choose ‘Change adapter settings’ link on the left sidebar;
- Right-click the adapter that you’ve connected to then choose Disable;
- Perform step 4 again but choose Enable instead of Disable.
Try to access the internet to check if the ‘Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings’ error is fixed or not.
Method 2: Turn on Automatically detect settings
This method is very easy to perform.
- Perform step 1 of method 1 and type ‘inetcpl.cpl’ instead then hit Enter key;
- On Internet Properties window, move to Connections tab. Under ‘Local Area Network (LAN) settings’ area, select ‘LAN settings’;
- In open window, make sure the ‘Automatically detect settings’ option is check, the two others are unchecked. Select OK then OK to exit Internet Properties window.
- In Windows 10, there is an easier way to do it. Press the keyboard shortcut ‘Windows + I’ to open Settings window, then choose ‘Network & Internet’.
- Choose Porxy tab on the left sidebar, then turn the ‘Automatically detect settings option’ on and exit Settings.
Method 3: Enable Obtain DNS server address automatically
The third method if first and second methods do not help is you need to let your network obtain DNS server address automatically. To do it:
- Do exactly step 1, 2 and 3 of method 1 again;
- Now right-click the adapter that you’ve connected to then choose Properties;
- On Networking tab, select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)’ item and click Properties;
- You already have configured static IP and DNS server address, then you should let your network obtains it automatically. To do it, check ‘Obtain an IP address automatically’ and ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically’ options then click OK button.
Method 4: Reset your TCP/IP
This action eliminates any proxy errors that may fix the ‘Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings’ issue.
- Open Command Prompt as Administrator by right-clicking the Start icon then choose Command Prompt (Admin). In Windows 10 Creators Update and later, you may need to put Command Prompt back in Power User Menu first;
- On Command Prompt (Admin) window, type the following commands then hit Enter after each;
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset
Restart your PC then try to check your internet connection.
Method 5: Reset your Internet settings
You’re reading this method means all the methods above do not solve the ‘Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings’ error. A full internet settings reset may fix the error. After this, you need to restart your PC.
- Follow step 1 of method 2 to open Internet Properties window;
- Go to Advanced tab then choose ‘Reset…’ button;
- Now select Reset button, you can optional delete your personal settings if you want
- After the resetting process, back to Internet Properties window and click Ok.
Method 6: Check internet cable, restart all your weir line adapter and modem
Broken internet cable could be the cause of the ‘Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings’ error replacing it could fix the problem. Checking your internet cable may easy but it could take time if you have connected through switches or cable position is hard to reach.
If the problem still persists after confirm or replace your internet cable, try to reset your modem. Remember to reset your wire line adapters, and wireless router too.