How to Troubleshoot Windows 10 Networking Issues

Let me show you how to troubleshoot Windows 10 networking issues here! This can be particularly handy as it can be done automatically by using built-in Windows 10 troubleshooting tool to identify common networking problems, such as wrong IP address settings, DNS resolving or faulty network adapter driver issue.

Without further delay, let us follow these step by step instructions to troubleshoot common networking problems on Windows 10:

1) First, let me show you the quickest way to troubleshoot network problem. Right click the network icon on lower right corner of task bar area and click on Troubleshoot problems.
troubleshoot Windows 10 network problems
2) Network troubleshooting window will appear to start detect the potential problem, but this troubleshooting is limited to network adapter area only.
detect network adapter problem
3) If you want to get more network troubleshooting options, go to Start and click on Settings.
Windows 10 settings
4) In Settings window, scroll down and click on Update & Security.
Windows 10 update security
5) Proceed to scroll down to click on Troubleshoot.
troubleshoot Windows 10 network settings
6) Ok, now you will get the Troubleshoot window, go ahead to click on Additional troubleshooters. Feel free to take a look on troubleshooting history by clicking View troubleshooting history too.
additional troubleshooters
7) The Additional troubleshooters window will appear, and here you get following three network related troubleshooting options as shown below. As an example, I click on Run the troubleshooter for Internet Connections option.

Internet Connections: Find and fix problems with connecting to the Internet or to websites
Incoming Connections: Find and fix problems with incoming computer connections and Windows Firewall
Network Adapter: Find and fix problems with wireless and other network adapters
run the troubleshooter
8) You will then get following two additional options in order to proceed with troubleshooting. I choose the first one as I got problem connecting to Internet.

-Troubleshoot my connection to the Internet
-Help me connect to a specific web page
troubleshoot connection to Internet
9) It will then proceed to troubleshoot to detect problems.
10) It will take around 1-2 minutes to complete the troubleshooting and show the result. An an example here, the troubleshooter shows that The DNS server isn't responding after completing the troubleshooting, essentially due to incorrect DNS server configured on this Windows 10 computer. That's it, you can then proceed to fix the problem.
network troubleshooting has completed

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