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April 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Repair Your Internet Connection: Don’t Forget About “Netsh Winsock Reset”

Hello everyone,

I got a call the other day from a client – his Internet connection (Windows XP, ie7) was down and he asked me to come over and take a look. I thought the procedure would be a “piece of cake” so I hurried on over to his house and began to work.

Two hours later I was still at it and still no Internet connection! I had tried everything such as: Network Diagnostics in Help and Support, Configuring in the Network Connections Folder, Ipconfig Command, Ping Command, and much more!

At the point of “giving up”, I did this:

I opened the command prompt as an administrator (Start>Run>cmd>OK)

I typed the following commands without the quotes:

“Ipconfig /flushdns” and pressed Enter.

“Netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt” and pressed Enter.

I then rebooted Windows XP.

When it started back up, I again opened up the command prompt as administrator.

I typed the following commands without the quotes:

“Netsh winsock reset”

I then rebooted Windows XP.

When the computer booted back up, ie7 connected to the Internet in a flash!

My client was very happy but I was even happier because I was tired and just about ready to “admit defeat”. Moral of story? 1) “Don’t ever give up” 2) “Don’t ever forget about netsh winsock reset!”

Professor Randy quotes Charles F. Kettering: “An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice.”



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