Although there are a lot of factors that can cause networking problems, usually, you’ll see an error like “Unidentified Network” or “Local connection only” that can be solved using a few commands. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to reset a Wi-Fi or Ethernet (wired) connection to fix the Unidentified Network issue on Windows 10.

How to fix ‘Unidentified Network’ error on Windows 10

Use these steps to fix the Unidentified Network error message on Windows 10 by resetting the WinSock stack: Once you complete the steps, you should be able to connect again to the internet. Remember that you’ll need to re-enter the password to connect to your Wi-Fi network as this information gets reset with the above steps. Netsh command IPConfig command If the problem persists, you can also try using the “Network Reset” feature in the Settings app to reset all your adapters. In the case you’re having an issue with the network adapter driver, you can use this guide to reinstall your adapter driver. Update July 31, 2019: Originally published in January 2017, this guide has now been updated to make sure it is current with the latest version of Windows 10. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.