1.    29 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    One Or More Network Protocols Are Missing

    So I let Windows fix it for me, and I usually need to toggle my WiFi connection off and back on again. But then I have the same connection problem again.

    I read there was some recent update from Microsoft causing this problem.

    Does anyone know who to get rid of it because its annoying me.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    29 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,815
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hello, there are many threads on this sort of problem- although perhaps not about it recurring frequently. Please feel free to search the forum (white box at the top).

    This is the start of the list: plenty to read.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2016-05-29 at 18.48.09.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	121.2 KB 
ID:	82293

    Do you use a VPN or proxy? If so, disable these and stop using them whilst looking for a solution.

    a. What happens if you rt click your network icon (in the system tray) and click Troubleshoot Problems?
    b. Download and run Tweaking.com's repair tool. Very cautious.
    In the repairs section ONLY enable the Network connections repair-disable all others.

    Note: using this repair tool hopefully avoids the need to enter complicated sequences of commands.

    Should the problem recur as you report, then it will be necessary to check for a source - perhaps by examining the event log at the times you note the interruption, perhaps by seeing what happens if you do a clean boot.
    Last edited by dalchina; 29 May 2016 at 15:25.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    29 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Dalchina's suggestion to use the Network Troubleshooter is where I would start

    You'll restart the machine at least once.
    Save any work, close open programs.
    Any unsaved work will be lost.

    The run command quickly gets you to Network Connections

    WinKey+R ncpa.cpl

    After each suggested solution, see the issue is resolved.
    If one suggestions fixes the issue, you do NOT have to do any of the other suggestions.
    1. Run the built-in Troubleshooter
      Right click the network icon on the Taskbar
      Pick Troubleshoot problems
      Select Identify and repair network problems
      Follow instructions in the troubleshooter

    2. Reset networking
      Launch Command Prompt (Admin)
      Copy the lines in the code box below
      Right click in the Command Prompt window to paste

      netsh winsock reset
      netsh int ip reset
      netsh int ipv4 reset
      netsh int ipv6 reset
      ipconfig /renew
      ipconfig /flushdns
      Restart your machine

    3. Disable IPv6
      Open Network Connections
      Right click on the affected adapter(s) (Wifi, Ethernet, or each one of them)
      Select Properties
      Scroll down to Internet Protocol version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
      Remove the check mark
      Press OK

      Restart your machine

    4. Restart Your Network Adapters
      Open Network Connections
      Right click the affected adapter(s) (Wifi, Ethernet, or each one of them)
      Pick Disable

      Restart your machine

      Open Network Connections
      Right click the affected adapter(s) (Wifi, Ethernet, or each one of them)
      Pick Enable

    5. Uninstall and Reinstall Your Security/Antivirus Software
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    29 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10

    I have the same problem and apparently so do many, many others. Why can't MS find a fix for this.....?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5.    30 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,815
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, here's the sort of thing that would need to be done so that stuff we install can't corrupt the OS and essential drivers:

    Completely separate the OS from user programs, drivers, data. Put it on a hidden partition that is inaccessible to the user. All user added programs, drivers, settings, to be on a separate partition. That would mean splitting the registry. It would also mean moving Users, Program Files, ProgramData etc etc off what is now typically C:.

    So many user problems would then not occur 'cos badly written programs or inappropriate user actions could not corrupt the OS. And activity on forums like this would be much reduced!

    Until then... report your frustration via feedback e.g. Windows key + ?, and on social.technet (MS site).

    Oh, and behave defensively assuming things are going to go wrong. Use system restore AND disk imaging. And if appropriate, run another data backup scheme if you have sufficiently important fast changing data.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    30 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Barnum View Post
    I have the same problem and apparently so do many, many others. Why can't MS find a fix for this.....?
    They have.
    The network Troubleshooter MIGHT help
    The Windows Support pages offer plenty of fixes / workwarounds

    A Clean install cures what ails ya for almost 100% of Windows users.
    Issues occur after a Clean install when users follow old bad habits - since Windows 7 (perhaps Vista) there is little need to hunt down drivers and there is absolutely no need for 3rd party boosters / tweakers.

    There still is a preference for some 3rd party utilities, such as Macrium Reflect (backup), Pirform (cleanup), Minitool (disk management), over Windows native utilities ... but that list is limited to a few trusted utilities.

    If you have the same problem, what exactly have you done to correct it?
    Everything is not an acceptable answer - specific solutions with output - that is the only way I can possibly help.
    Run through the list one-at-a-time - grab screen shots and report what you see on the screen - thanks.

    I'll admit - the upgrade is known to cause issues. I'll also add that a properly prepared machine would not have as many issues. So the fault lies with both the end user and with MS.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Network Protocols Missing
Noted immediately after 1511 total system update, yet may have been inherited from an earlier build... All is working well, yet Network Troubleshooter reports "one or more network protocols is missing." Various posted remedies have been verified...
Network and Sharing
One or more network protocols are missing on this computer
this issue has plagued me forever since windows 10, and even slightly in windows 8.1. this issue would come randomly and i cant connect to internet even if i were a point blank in front of the router. its extremely annoying and in windows 10 its way...
Network and Sharing
I got missing network protocols and I'm about to cry. Help!!!
When I run the troubleshooting I keep getting the message that says: "One or more network protocols are missing in this computer". When I run the "netsh winsock reset" in the Administrator Command Center, I get the messages: " The following helper...
Network and Sharing
Missing Network Protocols
I'm trying to get to Gibson's Research website. I cannot access it. I'm being told I'm missing network protocols. Haven't a clue. Any idea's. How do I find what protocols I'm missing. Windows 10 on a Dell Venue 8 pro tablet. Chrome, Internet...
Browsers and Email
One or more network protocols missing?
So I've had this issue for about three days now. I am able to connect to my home router, but I am unable to connect to the Internet. Troubleshooter said "One or more network protocols are missing". Not sure what happened, never touched networking...
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums