How to solve most of your network problems with a single button

 

Microsoft’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update came just a couple of months. It brought a lot of neat things with it. The amount of polish it brought to the operating system was definitely a major part of it, but there’s still a few tips and tricks hidden inside it to help you with problems.

With that in mind, if you have or are having what seems to be some network problems, Windows 10 has a built-in fix that should work for any interruptions on the software side of things. Find out how to use it below!

The Network Status Page

With the Anniversary Update, there’s a Network Status page. This section will give you all the details you need to know about the network you’re on.

The neat thing about it is that it comes with two tools to help you fix some common, non-hardware related issues with the network connection. It’s quite easy to use them, just follow the steps below.

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First, head into Settings > Network & Internet > Status. Once you’re on this page, you have access to the Troubleshoot and Network Reset buttons. Using these tools are as simple as pressing either button, but you need to know what they do first.

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The Troubleshoot button opens up the Windows Network Diagnostic tool. By pressing that button, the tool will run some behind-the-scenes tests to try and fix common network problems. If you don’t find that makes much of a difference, you can also use the Network Reset button. This is kind of a last-resort button, as it deletes all of your current network settings. In other words, you’ll be starting new with a network you connect to.

These tools are neat because they help you determine the problem isn’t with your computer, but either the hardware inside your computer, the router, or a problem higher up the food chain.

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