Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings

If you are network adapter isn’t properly working for some reason you may end up with the error Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings on your Windows device. Most of the times you will get this error on WiFi adapters through a yellow warning sign on your WiFi name in the system tray.

You will get this error Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings at any time and this may prevent you from accessing the internet. Whatever if you get this annoying error, you can easily fix this by following the below steps by steps solutions.

How to fix Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings error

If you google this error code you will find from 5 to 10 solutions, if you are lucky you will get rid of this error Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings on a single fix otherwise you have to follow each and every solutions on this blog. So, Lets get started.

I will recommend to start with network reset because network reset is one of the easiest and best troubleshooting tool which reset and restore all the settings to factory state for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, VPN, Network Adapter and Ethernet.

How to fix Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network's Proxy Settings

Press Window Key on your keyboard or click on the Window icon on your task bar to open settings. 

In the setting page, click on Network & Internet

How to fix Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network's Proxy Settings

In the Network & Internet Page scroll down to Change your network setting and click on Network reset.

Now you will be asked to confirm and by press yes button or typing the administrative password for the device. 

Once you click yes or type administrative password your device will be scheduled to restart in 5 mins and all the network settings will be disabled immediately on your device.

Now wait for your device to restart automatically and see if the Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings error disappeared on your device, if not please follow the next recommended solutions.

Solution 2: Check your Windows Proxy Settings

Most of the home users don’t use proxy settings unless in certain case you or someone may have turn on proxy setting on your Windows device. So, by following the below steps make sure proxy setting is turned off.

Press Window key on your keyboard or click on the Window key icon on the task bar to open Settings page.

On the setting dashboard click on Network & Internet

How to fix Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network's Proxy Settings
How to fix Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network's Proxy Settings

On the Network & Internet page go to Proxy and make sure Use setup script and Use a proxy server both is turned Off.

Now again connect to your network and if you are still getting the Windows could not automatically detect this network’s proxy settings error or not. 

Otherwise go to the proxy page again and disable Automatically detect settings in the top of the proxy page and try again.

Solution 3: Set IP and DNS Address to Obtain Automatically

If your IP or DNS setting is misconfigured on your device then there are chances you may getting the Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings error on your Windows device.

So, follow the below steps to make sure your IP and DNS address configure properly.

How to fix Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network's Proxy Settings

Press Window + R to open RUN screen on your Windows and type ncpa.cpl and click OK.

How to fix Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network's Proxy Settings
  1. Select the network adapter and right click on it
  2. Click on Properties
  3. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  4. Click on Properties
  5. Make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is selected
  6. Make sure Obtain DNS server address automatically is selected
  7. Click OK to close

Now check the Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings error on your Windows device is disappeared or not. 

Solution 4: Perform System Restore

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If the above 3 solution didn’t fix the Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings error on your device, then you need to perform the fourth most recommended system restore solutions. 

Because system restore is one of the best way to take your Windows Operating device to an early stage where you didn’t had this Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings issues.

But you need to have System Restore enabled at first in order to get benefits from this very useful windows features. Check this blog to learn How to Perform a System Restore and all of its related question and answers.

Solution 5: Run System File Checker

System file checker is the last recommended solution in our list to fix the Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings error on your device. SFC is a built-in utility available on Windows to scans system files for errors and automatically repairs them if detected. 

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To perform SFC scan perform the following steps:

  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard
  • In the Start Search box, type cmd
  • Right click on Command Prompt icon and then select Run as administrator
  • Type sfc /scannow and press Enter to start the scan
  • Wait for few minutes for System File Checker to scan the system files and fix any reported error,
 We hope by following this 5 recommended solutions you can fix the Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings error on your Windows device.

If the above solutions wasn’t helpful or you have any other suggestion to fix this error which you thing can help others then please let us know on the comment sections so that we can update this post. 

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