Windows 10: Lose Internet Connectivity after EVERY Windows Update

  1.    16 Mar 2016 #1

    Lose Internet Connectivity after EVERY Windows Update

    EVERY single (unsolicited) Windows 10 Home update procedure knocks out my internet access so I can't access internet after a Windows Update.

    Found several solutions here at 10 Forums some time back. The solution that works for me (on laptop or desktop, ethernet or wifi) is this:

    Go to Control Panel
    > Network & Internet
    > Network and Sharing Center
    > click the Connections: option (either 'Ethernet' or 'Wifi') depending on whether wired or wifi
    > click 'Properties'
    > click once on 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' so it is highlighted
    > click properties
    > ensure 'Obtain an IP address automatically' is selected
    > scroll to Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) so it is highlighted
    > click properties
    > ensure 'Obtain an IP address automatically' is selected

    Every Windows update removes the 'Obtain an IP address automatically' settings on both my machines.

    My question is:

    Does anyone know how to get these settings to stay permanently? It's so annoying having every single Windows update knock out my internet access.

    Win 10 Home 64 bit connected to ActionTec wireless 802.11N VDSL2 modem router via fibre.

    Thanks in advance.
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       16 Mar 2016 #2

    You can use NetSetMan Free to quickly switch to your predefined profile.
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  3.    17 Jun 2016 #3

    I also have this problem. I find that if I do a cold boot the network settings appear again. I just assumed Microsoft expect everybody to do this as it solves most problems
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  4.    26 Nov 2016 #4

    Whenever it sleeps i have to restart in order to get a connection. it's one thing after the other with windows 10
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  5.    17 Nov 2017 #5

    Use Task Scheduler with Command Prompt for Fix


    I have this issue too, and I have not implemented this fix (yet) because everything normally works fine on my system after the updates are completed, but I as a software developer I can see an easy fix for what you are describing if you implement an automated work around via the command prompt (or PowerShell) and task scheduler.

    Basically it sounds like you are saying your IP configuration settings get messed up during an update, and it remains messed up after the update has finished installing.

    I'm not sure if you are any good at figuring out code, but creating a power shell script or batch file to run based on specific events with the task scheduler shouldn't be overly challenging to figure out.

    This site describes the process of configuring automatic IP addressing with the command prompt:

    Configure Automatic IP Addressing From Command Prompt Adapter Properties

    Follow that tutorial, turn the command into a batch file, and then look up how to use the task scheduler on your PC to run said batch file.

    You could simply run the batch file anytime your computer is woken up and that should settle your issue, but it still may be overkill. Alternatively, try to figure out an event you want to use to 'schedule' the task at, maybe on update (not sure if that's possible though) and then you are set.

    Sorry for not providing you with the exact batch file to get this done, as I said, I have not felt the need to implement this 'fix' personally, and I just ran across this thread, so I do not have working code to give you.

    I am pretty confident my described solution will work though.
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