Windows 10 uses network proxy settings to route all internet traffic via an unifying server instead of directly to the internet. This is common for schools and businesses as it protects from malicious attacks and improves security. Unfortunately, this could mean that if a proxy server is unavailable or incorrectly configured users may not be connected to the internet at all. Fortunately, this is a fairly easy issue to resolve. This article will discuss options for fixing the “Windows cannot detect the network proxy settings” in Windows 10. This article will look at several different ways to repair the “Windows can’t detect network proxy settings” error in Windows 10.

To alter your proxy settings on your network, open the Control Panel on your computer and click Network and Internet then click Internet Options. When the Internet Options dialog opens, ensure that Use a Proxy Server is not selected. If you’re using a corporate network or a school network and you are a system administrator, ask what the preferred settings for proxy are.

If you’re unable to modify your network’s settings using the Settings app or via the traditional Internet Options dialog box, it’s possible that an additional program is interfering with them. Turn off your firewall, VPN, and antivirus software until you determine what’s causing the issue. If that fails, try a system restore point that was created prior to the problem. This will restore your system to a point in time before the issue started and also remove any new programs or drivers that may be causing them.