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Reset your WSL network connection trying to fix WSL2 media disconnected error
# Check these threads before proceeding:
# https://github.com/microsoft/WSL/discussions/5857
# https://github.com/microsoft/WSL/issues/5821
if (-Not ([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal] [Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] 'Administrator')) {
$CmdLine = "-File `"" + $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path + "`" " + $MyInvocation.UnboundArguments
Start-Process -FilePath PowerShell.exe -Verb Runas -ArgumentList $CmdLine
Exit
}
# Restart the Host Network Service
Restart-Service -Force -Name hns
# Restart the Windows Subsystem for Linux Manager
Restart-Service LxssManager
# Restart the WSL Network adapter
Restart-NetAdapter -Name "vEthernet (WSL)"
@Rizary
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Rizary commented Sep 6, 2020

Restart-NetAdapter -Name "vEthernet (WSL)" cannot be run because vEthernet (WSL) is gone when Restart-Service LxssManager.

But, when I start my windows terminal, then open Ubuntu WSL, I can restart the vEthernet (WSL). Is it common behavior? Because it's like everytime I shutdown the WSL, then the hyper-v adapter is also gone.

@mwoodpatrick
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mwoodpatrick commented Sep 6, 2020

This script is working for me, many thanks, I have seen the case where "vEthernet (WSL)" disappears not sure why, if I run "wsl --shutdown" and the adaptor still shows up,

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danvy commented Sep 7, 2020

Restart-NetAdapter -Name "vEthernet (WSL)" cannot be run because vEthernet (WSL) is gone when Restart-Service LxssManager.

But, when I start my windows terminal, then open Ubuntu WSL, I can restart the vEthernet (WSL). Is it common behavior? Because it's like everytime I shutdown the WSL, then the hyper-v adapter is also gone.

@Rizary Does it help if you restart the adapter before Lxss ?

@alohaninja
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alohaninja commented Sep 9, 2020

Restarting eventually fixed it for me - I had to toggle WSL integration on/off for my distro after reboot. Also realizing that toggling on Windows-container mode broke WSL networking again...

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dfquicazanr commented Sep 10, 2020

I added

wsl --shutdown
wsl ping google.com -c 4

At the end just to check that the wsl internet connection works at the end

@kabascolby
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kabascolby commented Sep 11, 2020

Thanks
It's working for me. Is there any permanent solution?
This is very dangerous and annoying.

@ivanfarkas2
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ivanfarkas2 commented Sep 23, 2020

It worked for me. Thx

@mwoodpatrick
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mwoodpatrick commented Sep 23, 2020

It worked for me. Thx

What exactly did you get to work I'm having mixed luck using this script, what version of windows are you currently running

@kabascolby
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kabascolby commented Sep 25, 2020

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nour-s commented Sep 29, 2020

It didn't work for me.
I had to add a firewall rule to whitelist the Network Interface.

@Alia5
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Alia5 commented Sep 30, 2020

This is a godsend!

@berndverst
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berndverst commented Oct 6, 2020

This did the trick for me!

@sethidden
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sethidden commented Oct 9, 2020

This works :) I initially copy pasted your code directly into PowerShell terminal and it didn't work. Then I created a separate .ps1 file and ran it and then it worked. Thanks!

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ahmednrana commented Dec 10, 2020

This is works.
Thanks

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13garth commented Jul 21, 2021

I added

wsl --shutdown
wsl ping google.com -c 4

At the end just to check that the wsl internet connection works at the end

This fixed things for me, Thank you!

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