How to Reset Your Computer's Network Connection

Before the Privacy Hero Adapter can protect a device, it must be moved from the Exposed Network to the Protected Network.  This is done by resetting the device’s network connection.

This article will show you how to reset the network connection for computers. Whether it be Windows, Mac, or any other OS, the process is quick and easy! Just find your operating system below and follow the instructions for either wired or wireless connection.

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Windows

Wired

For wired connection, simply unplug your ethernet cable from your computer and plug it back in.

Wireless

To reset your wireless connection, you will need to locate the setting to disable and enable your Wi-Fi. On most recent Windows versions, this can be done by following these steps :

Step 1
Press the Windows button (Start menu).

Step 2
Select the Settings cog button. 

Step 3
In the Settings window, select “Network & Internet”.

Step 4
Slide the Wi-Fi slider off and then slide it back on.


Mac

Wired

For wired connection, simply unplug your ethernet cable from your computer and plug it back in.

Wireless

To reset your wireless connection, you will need to locate the setting to disable and enable your Wi-Fi. On most recent OS X versions, this can be done by:

Step 1
Locate the Wi-Fi symbol on your menu bar and click it.

Step 2
Select “Turn Wi-Fi Off” to turn your Wi-Fi off.

Step 3
Select “Turn Wi-Fi On” to turn your Wi-Fi on.


Other

Wired
For wired connection, simply unplug your ethernet cable from your computer and plug it back in.
Wireless

To reset your wireless connection, you will need to locate the setting to disable and enable your Wi-Fi. If you cannot locate this setting easily, you can also power your computer off and on to reset your network connection.

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