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16 May 2016CPOL
One or more network protocols are missing on this computer

In this article, we are going to see a fix to the error “One or more network protocols are missing on this computer” in Windows 10. Sometimes your Wifi connection will be disconnected in Windows, so when you try to troubleshoot this, you will get the error mentioned above. Here, I am going to show the steps to fix the problem. I hope you will like this.


You all might have Windows 10 as your operating system now, If you have not, please go and upgrade. I really love Windows 10. We have so many options. Now I have a problem with my Wifi, it was just getting disconnected always. That made me feel sad. I tried a work around, bling! It worked. Here I will show you the same. I will explain those.

Steps to fix “One or more network protocols are missing on this computer”

If your Wifi is not connected or if there is any problem, your wifi symbol will be looking as follows:

Wifi Is Disabled Issue

Wifi Is Disabled Issue

Now what you usually do when you face this kind of problem, Yeah, troubleshoot. Hmm, let’s do that then. But in this case, just troubleshooting won’t work. You will probably get the following error.

One or more network protocols are missing on this computer

One or more network protocols are missing on this computer.

No worries, we will fix this error. Before going through the fix, please check all the network cables are properly connected. If everything is OK, you can go ahead with the below mentioned steps.

Here, we are going to reset our configuration, for that you must open your command prompt with admin privilege. You can always right click on the Windows icon and click on Command Prompt(Admin). And type the following command:

netsh int ip reset c:\LogReset.txt

NetSH Commad Prompt

NetSH Command Prompt

Now when you press Enter, you may get the following window, saying ‘Resetting, failed. Access is denied’.

Commad Prompt Output Access is Denied

Command Prompt Output Access is Denied

Hmm, that’s sad. Isn’t it?. We will fix that too. Cheers. Just press Window key + R, then type regedit.exe.

regedit exe

regedit exe

It will open the Registry editor. Now go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SYSTEM->CurrentControlSet.

regedit Window

regedit Window

Now go to Control folder and find the folder Nsi.

Nsi Folder in RegEdit

Nsi Folder in RegEdit

Now click on the third folder.

Folder 26 in RegEdit

Folder 26 in RegEdit

And then right click on the folder 26, then click on the Permission and give the full permission.

Setting permission in RegEdit

Setting permission in RegEdit

Now go back to our previous command window and try the same command we tried. I hope you get the output as follows.

Resetting OK Output

Resetting OK Output

Once you are done, please restart the machine and check your wifi. It will be connected and you won’t be facing any problems. Happy?

Wifi Connected

Wifi Connected


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Sibeesh Passion
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I am Sibeesh Venu, an engineer by profession and writer by passion. I’m neither an expert nor a guru. I have been awarded Microsoft MVP 3 times, C# Corner MVP 5 times, DZone MVB. I always love to learn new technologies, and I strongly believe that the one who stops learning is old.

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