If you’re not able to connect to the internet because of “Unidentified Network” Error, you can solve the problem by using the troubleshooting procedures listed below.
Unidentified Network Error in Windows 10
“Unidentified Network” Error has been complained by users for a considerable period of time. It usually occurs when connecting to the the internet via both WiFi as well as Ethernet.
This error could be due to a variety of reasons that range from old driver software, changes of network configurations, wrong IP configuration , or even things not working properly during an auto Windows update.
1. Try Network Troubleshooter
Its built-in Network Troubleshooter built into Windows 10 can be trusted to resolve this issue.
Navigate into Settings, then Network and Internet Scroll down to the right-hand pane and select Network Troubleshooter.
Let the troubleshooter identify issues, and then follow the on-screen instructions to fix the issues on your PC.
When the Network Troubleshooter is not able to resolve the issue, you can move on to another troubleshooting process.
2. Restart Computer
A simple restart of the computer is able to repair software issues and has been proven to aid in fixing connectivity issues on the internet.
3. Power Flush Modem/Router
Remove the Modem/Router’s power source and sit for 60 seconds.
Within 60 seconds connect the Modem/Router with the power source, and then wait for all lights to change to green.
Then, check whether your computer can connect to the internetwithout error message.
4. Renew IP Address & Reset Network
Sometimes, the issue is caused by your IP address not being assigned correctly or being recognized by the network.
Start Command Prompt as an administrator Enter ipconfig/release and enter.
This will let you know you with the latest IP address of your device.
Next, type in ipconfig /renew and then press on the Enter key to reset the IP address of your PC.
Next enter netsh winsock reset, then press enter.
After that, restart your computer to see whether your computer is able to connect to the internet.
5. Update Network Driver
As previously mentioned, Unidentified Network Error can also be due to the network driver being outdated or damaged.
Right click at the start button, then select Device Manager. On the Device Manger Screen expand Network Adapters entry > right-click on WiFi adapter and then click update driver software.
TIP: In case you find lots of entries, search for something that reads Network (or 802.11b or that has WiFi in it.
The next page, click on the Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software option, and then wait until your system is able to look for Updated Driver Software.
Windows will either notify you that the most recent Driver Software is already installed or display the most recent Driver Software that you can install.
6. Reset Network Settings
If these methods didn’t solve the issue, it could be due a malfunction in the configuration or damaged Network Settings on your PC.
Navigate into Settings, then Network and Internet and scroll to the right-hand-pane and select the Network Reset option.
In the following screen click the Reset Now to reset the Network Settings on your system to factory default Settings.
Notification:This process will erase the current network settings that include those for your WiFi as well as your VPN Passwords. Therefore, it’s an excellent idea to write your VPN and WiFi VPN passwords.
7. Use Google DNS
Try moving towards Google DNS, if you often experience network connectivity issues on your PC.