ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED error | Fixed in easy ways

This article is all about a famous Chrome errors that everyone has faced once in a while. It shows error as ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED in Google Chrome. Also, the error is known as error code 21.

Disclaimer: “We do not hold any responsibility of system crashes caused due to the fix.”

Some fixes to solve the Chrome error

1. Checking for malware

The first step would be by checking for any malware in the system that might be blocking internet connections from the web and making the chrome unresponsive and cause the error. To fix it, run a full system scan using the Windows defender or download any known antivirus software.

2. Use a different browser

One can also use other browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge that consumes much less memory from the system are light to use. If a user is able to access the web from the other browser, reinstall Google Chrome. If the website is still not loading, move on the next fix.

3. Updating the device drivers

There is a high possibility that the audio drivers are outdated that may be causing the error or maybe wrong drivers to have been in your system.

Method 1

For this, Install the correct device drivers from the official website of the manufacturer.

  • Fill in the correct details of the brand of driver present in the system.
  • Make sure it matches your computer architecture system.

Method 2

If you are a newbie and still cannot find the relevant details about the driver. This method will surely help you with that.

  • Down the Driver Easy software from here.
  • Run the software and click the Scan Now bar.
  • It will scan for all the outdated or corrupted drivers and present a list of all.
  • Click Update All after buying the Pro version with a minimum charge.

Restart the computer to make sure the problem is fixed.

4. Reinstalling the VPN service

At times, VPN slows down the internet speed and sometimes, blocks some connections. To be sure about that, reinstall the VPN service you are using.

Also, after uninstalling, do check if the issue is fixed. If it is fixed, contact the VPN service.

5. Using the Google DNS service

  • Press windows +R.
  • It will open the Run dialog box.
  • Type ncpa.cpl.
  • Press enter.
  • In the new window, right-click the Ethernet option (or Wi-Fi).
  • Select properties.
  • in the window, click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  • After doing that, select the Use the following DNS server addresses.
  • Enter 8.8.8 which is preferred address for Google service.
  • Click ok.

Some other alternatives | Conclusion

If none of the above methods work, one can also

  • Clear browsing Data
  • Using Ethernet
  • Disabling prediction services

Still, have a query? Comment down below.