Restarting your router and computer is the first step to take if you receive the error message “Windows could not identify the proxy settings for this particular network”. This will shut down any open applications and reset the proxy settings to their default setting that should fix the issue for most users.

If this doesn’t work it is possible to disable any firewalls, antivirus software, or VPN software that could interfere with your Internet connection. You can disable each program by going into its settings and removing it one at a time. After you have disabled all these apps and tried reconnecting to your Internet and see if it persists.

If none of the above methods solves the issue it is possible to restore your system. This will restore the default settings for your network, and also remove any changes that may be causing the issue. This can be done by clicking on “Internet Options” in the Control Panel. Uncheck the boxes labeled Use a Proxy for your LAN and Automatically detect settings. Be aware that this method will only affect your current user account so if you’re on a shared computer, you may have to repeat the process for all other users. You can disable proxy settings by using the Registry Editor. However, this procedure is more complex and could lead to future problems.