Are you getting the err_network_changed error when you try to search something on Chrome?
If yes, don’t worry. This is a common error. Thankfully, it won’t take much to solve the problem.
In this post, we’ll discuss some easy-to-do solutions for the err_network_changed error.
We recommend you start troubleshooting with the solution one and then move on to the next one, and then to the next one, and so on, until the error is gone. (Of course, we would love to hear from you which solution worked in your case, so do leave a comment!)
First Solution – Restart the router or modem
Before you try any other troubleshooting step, you should restart the router or modem. Turn off the router or modem by pressing the power button, wait for 1-2 minutes, and then turn on the device.
Second Solution – Reset IP/TCP
- Click the Start menu and then type cmd in the start search box
- Now right-click Command Prompt and click Run as administrator
- In the User Account Control, click the Yes button
- In the Command Prompt, type these two commands and hit Enter on your keyboard after each command to run these commands one after another. Next locate your computers’ network interface as well as the DNS address it is using
- Next type interface ip set dns “name of your network interface” static “DNS address” and hit Enter
Note: You will have to use the information you gathered in the step 4 while typing the above-mentioned command. For example, my computer’s network interface is “Ethernet”. Therefore I’m writing this…
- You’ll see netsh> in the next line after some seconds. Now you’ll have to type the command listed below and then hit Enter
- Reboot Windows and see if the issue is resolved
Third Solution – Reinstall the network adapter
To do this, perform the steps listed below.
- Press Windows + X to launch the quick-access menu
- Click Device Manager
- In the Device Manager window, click Network adapters to see the devices under it. Now right-click the installed network adapter software and then select Uninstall device
- Restart Windows. Upon reboot, Windows will reinstall the network adapter drivers
Note: In case you are not comfortable in uninstalling device drivers or Windows is unable to reinstall required drivers upon reboot, you should use a driver update tool like DriverDownloader.
DriverDownloader will update your network adapter driver and other drivers at a click of the mouse. The software is free to download, install, and run. However, to get automatic driver updates, you’ll need to register.
Fourth Solution – Change LAN Settings
- Type control panel in the Start Search box
- Click Network and Internet
- Click Internet Options to open the Internet Properties dialog box
- Click the Connections tab
- Click the LAN Settings button
- Uncheck the box before Automatically detect settings
- Click the OK button
- Launch Chrome and see if you can now visit the websites that you couldn’t access earlier
If the error persists, move on to the next step.
Fifth Solution – Troubleshoot the browser
It is very much possible that this error might be because of your browser. In such a case, you would need to clear the browsing data.
Here’s how you clear the browsing data on Chrome:
- Open Google Chrome
- Press Ctrl, Shift and Delete buttons on the keyboard simultaneously
- A data clearing window pops up on screen
- Select “All time” from the drop-down list for Time Range field
- Click Clear Data
Sixth Solution – Flush DNS
This is the last solution in the list. If everything else have failed, you can try flushing DNS. The steps for it are fairly simple.
Here’s how you can flush DNS.
- In the start search box type cmd, right-click Command Prompt or exe and select Run as Administrator
- Now in the window that opens on your screen, you need to type ipconfig /flushdns and press the Enter key
- When you do this correctly, you will receive a message stating “Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache” (see the image above)