How to restart Network Interface / Network Adapter on Linux & Windows Cloud Servers

2022-05-26 By Ryan 482921 Views linux windows networking
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Once you make changes in the server network configuration file, then require to restart the server networking service in order to reflect the changes.


This guide will describe the steps to restart the network interface or network adapter in the Linux and Windows servers.


Restarting Network interface/adapter in Linux OS




Ubuntu / Debian


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
    or
    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking stop
    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking start
    else
    # sudo systemctl restart networking
    

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  2. Once this is done, use the following command to check the server network status.

    # sudo /etc/init.d/networking status
    or
    # sudo systemctl status networking
    

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Ubuntu 17.10 and higher versions use NetPlan as the default network management tool and its configuration files are written in YAML syntax with a .yaml file extension.


Run the below command to update networking and then any changes that have been made to the network will take effect:

# netplan apply

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AlmaLinux


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # nmcli networking off
    # nmcli networking on
    or
    # systemctl restart NetworkManager
    

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  2. Once this is done, use the following command to check the server network status.

    # nmcli -o
    or
    # systemctl status NetworkManager
    

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Rocky Linux


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # nmcli networking off
    # nmcli networking on
    or
    # systemctl restart NetworkManager
    

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  2. Either of the below commands can be executed to check the status of the networking service.

    # nmcli -o
    or
    # systemctl status NetworkManager
    

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CentOS 8


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # nmcli networking off
    # nmcli networking on
    or
    # systemctl restart NetworkManager.service
    

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  2. Either of the below commands can be executed to check the status of the networking service.

    # systemctl status NetworkManager.service
    or
    # nmcli -o
    

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CentOS 7


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # systemctl restart network.service
    or
    # service network restart
    or
    # /etc/init.d/network restart
    

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  2. The status of the networking service can be checked by making use of any of the below commands.

    # systemctl status network.service
    or
    # service network status
    or
    # /etc/init.d/network status
    

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CentOS 6


  1. Use the following command to restart the server networking service.

    # service network restart
    or
    # /etc/init.d/network restart
    

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  2. Once this is done, use the following command to check the server network status.

    # service network status
    or
    # /etc/init.d/network status
    

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Windows OS

Using the Enable/Disable mode of network adapter


  1. Click on the Windows key to open start and search Settings and go to the Network and Internet then click on Change adapter option which is shown in the below image.

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    Then will get the below page:

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  2. Right-click the Ethernet device and click on Disable option.

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  3. Again, Right-click the Ethernet device and click on enable option.

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  4. Once this is done, Right-click the Ethernet device and click on status.

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Using the netsh command

In Windows OS, the command line method involves using the netsh command for resetting the network and TCP/IP stack.


  1. Go to Start and type CMD in the search window.

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  2. Once opened the Command Prompt, the command for restarting the network interface, as provided below, can be executed.

    > netsh winsock reset
    

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  3. Regularize the networking process as indicated in the message after restarting the server.

  4. In addition to the above command, may also use the command which resets the TCP/IP stack. The command is as follows.

    > netsh int ip reset
    


    The output will be as follows:

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Using the Network Reset option (Windows 10/11)

The reset button method can be used in Windows 10 & 11 versions by which the user can restart the Network interface. The steps for this are given below.


  1. Click on Windows Start Menu button and then select Settings.

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  2. From the Settings option, select Network & Internet option.

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  3. Here you would be able to see the adapter options i.e Advanced Network Settings, from which you can click on Network Reset option.

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  4. Click on the Reset Now button on the right side of Network reset option and you will be prompted for the confirmation. Choose Yes for proceeding with resetting the network settings.

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    Once clicked on Yes, the network adapter will start to reset and you will be able to restart the network interface.

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