How to fix ‘Windows can’t communicate with the device or resource’ error?
Windows 10 has been refined by Microsoft to make the operating system work as transparently as possible, but it still has its share of bugs and glitches here and there.
One of these errors, when trying to access the Internet, is that Windows cannot communicate with the device or resource. And that is exactly what we are going to cover in this article.
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Outdated drivers for your network card can cause this problem. Learn how to update them here.
Step one: Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc, then press Enter.
Step two: Double-click Network Adapter to expand it, and right-click your Wi-Fi card. Click on Update Driver.
Step three: Select Automatically check drivers and Windows will find and install all available updates.
As with any cache, corrupted settings in your DNS cache can cause this problem. Here you can see how to clean it.
Step one: Press Windows + R, type cmd and press Enter.
Step two: Type ipconfig /flushdns and press Enter. This will reset your DNS settings to their default values.
If this doesn’t work, you can reload the files that Windows uses to access the Internet with these commands.
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Sometimes you need custom adapter settings to connect to a network that has specific rules, such as a school or work network. However, if these settings are retained, you will not be able to connect to the Internet anywhere else.
Here are the steps to follow.
Step one: Press the Windows + I key to open the Windows settings.
Step two: Click on Network and Internet.
Step three: Click the Change Adapter Settings button.
Step four: Right-click on the Wi-Fi network and select Properties.
Step Five: Find Internet Protocol version 4 in the list, click it, and then click Properties.
Step six: Make sure all settings are set to automatic.
Step seven: Now repeat steps 5 and 6 with Internet Protocol version 6.
If this doesn’t work, you can try switching to public DNS by changing the DNS in your DNS settings to 8.8.8.
If you’ve already followed all the steps in this article, your host file has already been fixed, but it doesn’t hurt to look at it again.
Step one: Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the following path
Windows (C:) > Windows > System32 > Driver > etc.
Step two: You will then see a file with the hostname. Right click on the file and open it with Notepad using the Open With option.
Step three: Select everything in the file and delete it. Be sure to save the file before closing it.
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