When you start Google Chrome and try to enter a website address, you may receive an ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error message on your browser. This is a common error and usually appears on the Chrome browser. Fortunately, you can fix this problem very easily. In this article, will guide you how to overcome the simple.


Obviously this is an internet connection error and these are the main reasons for the error:

  • Frequently connected / disconnected internet.
  • Use a proxy.
  • Use any software that affects the DNS settings.
  • Extensions (third-party add-ons from the browser)

These are common reasons. But there are other possible causes for this problem.

How to fix ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED errors

Option 1: Restart Router or Modem

Restart the network modem by restarting the modem. I advise you to turn it off and leave it for a few minutes. Then turn on the power. Sometimes, this method helps you to fix error ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED easily.

Option 2: Remove Proxy

If you are using a proxy, you should remove it. Follow these steps:

  • First, go to Control Panel> Network and Internet> Internet Options.
  • You will see a new window named Internet Properties.
  • From there, click the Connections tab and then click on LAN Settings.
  • From Local Area Network (LAN) Settings, uncheck Use a proxy server for your LAN … and select Automatically Detect Settings.
  • Click Apply and OK.
  • Now, restart your computer and see if it fixes the problem (net :: ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED): Unknown error.

Option 3: Browse the web using incognito mode

Occasionally, some add-ons can cause problems that cause connection errors. In particular, there are many extensions that can change your DNS, Proxy … If you have one of them, just open Google Chrome in incognito mode. Now see if you still have err network error changed. If you no longer see an error when browsing in incognito mode, you can disable all add-ons and see what happens. I hope after doing it, you will no longer encounter connection error in normal mode anymore. Now turn on each extension and browse the internet after enabling each extension. It will help you find the culprit. When you find it, just uninstall it from chrome.

Option 4: Delete and Reset DNS

Sometimes, the broken configuration of your internet settings and DNS can create this kind of problem. In that case, deleting and resetting the DNS settings can fix the connection error by going to cmd for execution:

Press Windows Logo + R from the keyboard.

Now type cmd and hit Enter.

And now enter ipconfig / flushdns and hit enter.

Then type ipconfig / registerdns and press Enter.

Now enter ipconfig / release and press Enter.

Then type ipconfig / renew and press Enter.

Finally type in netsh winsock reset and hit enter.

Now restart your computer.

Option 5: Reset IP / TCP

You can reset the IP settings for personal computers. It can help you. Here are the things to do –

  • Right-click on the Start button.
  • Now select Command Prompt (Admin).
  • Type the following commands and press Enter for each.

netsh int ip set

dns netsh winsock reset

  • Now, restart your computer and try browsing Google Chrome.

Option 6: Remove VPN or Proxy software

You should ensure that you do not use a VPN client or proxy software installed in your PC. Fully uninstalled, if available. Then try browsing the internet from google chrome. I hope it will work.

Option 7: Delete the Chorme settings or re-install the browser

Sometimes your Chrome browser may crash for some reason, causing you to get ERR NETWORK CHANGE errors. So resetting and reinstalling it could be a workaround. But, I recommend resetting your browser settings. If it does not work, then you can uninstall it and reinstall Chorme. Here are the instructions for you to do:

  • Go to Settings in chrome. You can enter chrome://settings/ in the address bar and press Enter to access the settings window.
  • Now, drag down and click on Advanced.
  • Again pull down. You’ll see the Reset button (Restore default settings). Just click on it and wait for a while.
  • After resetting chrome, check for errors again.

If it does not work, please uninstall and reinstall the Chorme browser.


Here are some ways you can share to help you fix the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED Chrome browser. If the above does not help you solve the problem then you can try using another browser or use another computer the same network to see if this error anymore. Hope this article will be helpful to you. Good luck…!!!