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

If your network adapter isn’t correctly 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. You will often 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, which may prevent you from accessing the internet. If you get this annoying error, you can quickly 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 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 every solution on this blog. So, Let’s get started.

Solution 1: Perform Network Reset​

I recommend starting with network reset because network reset is one of the easiest and best troubleshooting tools, which reset and restores 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 by pressing the yes button or typing the administrative password for the device. 

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

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

Solution 2: Check your Windows Proxy Settings​

Most home users don’t use proxy settings unless, in some instances, you or someone may have turned on proxy settings on your Windows device. So, following the steps below, ensure the proxy setting is turned off.

Press the Window key on your keyboard or click the taskbar’s icon to open the 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 to Use the setup script and a proxy server, both 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. 

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

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Solution 3: Set IP and DNS Address to Obtain Automatically​

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

So, follow the steps below to ensure your IP and DNS address is configured correctly.

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

Press Window + R to open the 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. Please 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 is automatically selected
  7. Click OK to close

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

Solution 4: Perform System Restore​

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

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

But it would be best if you had System Restore enabled at first to benefit from this handy windows feature. Check this blog to learn How to Perform a System Restore and all its related questions and answers.

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Solution 5: Run System File Checker​

System file checker is the last recommended solution 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 scan system files for errors and automatically repair them if detected. 

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To perform an 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 a few minutes for System File Checker to scan the system files and fix any reported errors,
 By following these five recommended solutions, we hope you can fix the Windows Could Not Automatically Detect this Network’s Proxy Settings error on your Windows device.

If the above solutions weren’t helpful or you have any other suggestion to fix this error that you think can help others, please let us know in the comment sections so we can update this post. 
Mohammed Nihal

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