Chrome “err_network_changed: A network Change was detected” [Fixed]

Many people come across the error message “err_network_changed” on their Google Chrome browser and it is a very common message that appears if you are using Chrome on Windows 10. The error prevents you from accessing the internet and it mostly appears when you switch between networks while downloading a file or viewing a webpage. Don’t worry, if Your connection was interrupted, A network change was detected” message appears because it can be solved very easily and quickly. Follow the steps below to resolve this issue.

Error "err_network_changed: A network change was detected" Message on Chrome
Error Message

What to do if you get the “your connection was interrupted a network change was detected. err_network_changed” Error while browsing on Chrome?

As recommended, you can try the solutions below to fix this issue.

Solution 1: Troubleshooting err_network_changed error

If the message “a network change was detected” appears, don’t panic and follow the steps below to solve this error.

  1. The fastest and easiest way to deal with this error is to refresh the page in the browser. This will force the client to download the content of the page again by using the new connection. Do this by clicking the recycle button on the top left corner.
  2. If the error message remains there, try to close the browser by clicking the cross button on the top right corner and launch your browser again.
  3. If it doesn’t help, restart your modem by unplugging it and plugging it back after a break of 1 minute.
  4. Restart your computer.

Solution 2: Delete Unwanted Networks

Sometimes, several networks are added to the network lists of our computers. Deleting unwanted networks might solve this issue. To do this, follow the steps below.

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  1. Click on the search button in the taskbar. Type Settings and open it.
    Searching for Windows' settings
  2. Now locate and open Network and Internet.
    Opening network and internet settings
    Network and Internet
  3. From the list appearing on the left, select WiFi. 
    Launching Wifi Settings-Windows 10
  4. Now select Manage Known Networks.
    Opening Known networks settings
    Manage known Networks
  5. From the list of networks appearing, click the network you don’t want to use. Click on the Forget button.
    Forgetting network to fix the a network change was detected message

Solution 3: Flush the DNS settings

If you still don’t get rid of the “err_network_changed” message, another effective way to resolve it is to flush the DNS settings. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the search button in the taskbar and type “cmd”. Right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
    Running command prompt as admin
    Command Prompt
  2. Type the command following command and press enter.
     ipconfig /flushdns
    Flushing the DNS to fix the err_network_changed problem
    Command Prompt
  3. Check if this message still appears.

Solution 4: Reset IP/TCP to get rid of the err_network_changed message

You can resolve the ” A Network change was detected” issue by resetting your TCP/IP. Follow the steps below to perform this task.

  1. Click on the search button in the taskbar and type “cmd”. Right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
    Running command prompt as an administrator
    Command Prompt
  2. Type the following command and press “Enter”.
    netsh int ip set dnsg
    Typing the ip set command
  3. Type the following command and hit Enter.
    netsh winsock reset
    Resetting winsock to fix the err_network_changed error
  4. Check if this error is removed or not.

Solution 5: Clear history of your browser

Clearing the search history of your browser sometimes helps to get rid of the “Your Connection was interrupted” message. To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Press Ctrl+H on your keyboard.
  2. In the History window, press Clear browsing data.
  3. A new window will open. From the drop-down menu, select All time.
    Clearing our history to fix a network change was detected problem
    Clear History
  4. Click on Clear Data. Now check if that error still appears.

Solution 6: Reinstall Chrome

If this error becomes permanent and appears every time you browse, try to reinstall your browser. Reinstalling might resolve this issue. To perform this task, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the search button in the taskbar, type Control Panel and open it.
    Opening Control Panel
    Control Panel
  2. Click on Uninstall a Program.
    Opening the program uninstaller
    Uninstall a Program
  3. From the list, locate Google Chrome.
  4. Right-click on it and click on Uninstall.
    Uninstalling Chrome to fix the "err_network_changed" issue
  5. Download it from another browser and install it again.

Solution 7: Update Windows

Some times this error is caused by an older version of Windows. Update your Windows to fix this bug. Follow the steps below.

  1. Click on the search button in the taskbar, type “Update” and open Windows Update Settings.
    Opening Windows' Update settings
    Windows Update Settings
  2. Click on check for updates and install the update if it is available.
    Updating Windows to fix the "A Network Change was detected" Problem with Chrome
    check for Updates
  3. Restart your computer.

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