In case your chrome browser is showing “your connection was interrupted a network change was detected. Err_network_changed” and you are not able to access any website using Chrome. We have some methods that might come handy for you to get rid of this error. Since the error can occur due to various reasons, the right fix for the error varies from person to person. So, we suggest you go through this guide and try out all the methods until you find the right method for your PC.

So far I have:

  • Cleared cache/cookies
  • Cleared my computer's DNS
  • Did 2 complete scans for virus (none found),
  • Changed antivirus from Norton to BullGuard
  • Tried updating my wifi adapter's driver (Inamax AC 1200)
  • Uninstall then reinstall chrome
  • Ticked the box "don't allow windows to turn off this device to save energy" on my wifi adapter
  • Rebooted my box

Use Google DNS

Another effective way to tackle the chrome err_network_changed problem is by using Google DNS settings. Here are the following steps that you need to follow:

Step 1: Click on the Start button and type Control Panel and open it.

Step 2: In the control panel, go to Network and Internet.

Step 3: Then, navigate to the Network and Sharing Center.

Step 4: On the left side, click on the Change Adapter settings option.

Step 5: Double-click on the internet connection on which the err_network_changed is appearing, and go to its Properties.

Step 6: Click and select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and then click on the Properties button.

Step 7: Down below, select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” option and enter the following details:

Preferred DNS server:

Alternate DNS server:

Step 8: Checkmark the Validate settings upon exit option and click OK.

Flush Your DNS Then Reset TCP/IP

If a modem reset didn’t help with the ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED issue, you can flush the DNS and then reset TCP/IP, using the following steps:

  • Right click on the Windows key and click on “Command Prompt“.
  • Type in the following codes and press “Enter” after each one:

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /renew


ipconfig /flushdns

nbtstat –r

netsh int ip reset

netsh winsock reset

  • Restart your PC and try to access Chrome again

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