How to Troubleshoot Only Microsoft Edge Has Access to Internet on Windows 10: – After upgrading your system, if you can connect to the internet only by using Microsoft Edge, then your device has some issues related to networking. When you hover mouse over the Internet access icon, it shows Connected status. But you can’t use Google Chrome to open some website. It shows the error message; “This webpage is not available” “ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED”.
Other browsers like Mozilla Firefox would not have loaded the webpage you wanted. The reason for this could be an incorrect DNS. Or your TCP/IP stack was corrupted during the upgrading process. You can fix this problem by resetting TCP/IP stack to its default settings. To do this, follow the steps below:
How to Troubleshoot Only Microsoft Edge Has Access to Internet on Windows 10
- Enter cmd in the seach box in taskbar of your computer. Right-click on Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator option.
- Type the following command and hit enter key.
netsh winsock reset
The command Netsh winsock is done to reset the winsock catalog back to clean state or default setting.
- You’ll get a message as shown in the image upon success. Do not restart your computer now.
- Type the following command before you restart the system.
netsh int ip reset
- Restart your computer.
Reset command overwrites two registry keys used by TCP/IP. In other words, it removes and re-installs TCP/IP.
You will be able to open the browsers such as Chrome and Firefox upon restart. These commands reset a list of settings. For some commands, you will find Access is denied message. Do not worry. Most of the settings that we need will be reset. Next time you face trouble connecting to internet, it could be due to this issue. Try the following steps. Type these commands in Command Prompt. Your issue will be solved. Now go ahead. Happy Browsing!
Sreelakshmi writes on Windows 10 tips and hacks.