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Reset TCP/IP and Winsock settings in Microsoft® Windows® XP.

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    Default Reset TCP/IP and Winsock settings in Microsoft® Windows® XP.

    The following steps require you to have administrator privileges on the system.
    To clear Winsock settings, perform the following steps:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window appears.
    2. Click the plus to the left of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
    3. Click the plus to the left of SYSTEM.
    4. Click the plus to the left of CurrentControlSet.
    5. Click the plus to the left of Services.
    6. Right-click Winsock and click Export.
    The Export Registry File appears.
    7. Save the file in My Documents as Winsock.reg.
    8. Right-click Winsock and click Delete.
    The Confirm Key Delete window appears.
    9. Click Yes.
    10. Right-click Winsock2 and click Export.
    The Export Registry File appears.
    11. Save the file in My Documents as winsock2.reg.
    12. Right-click Winsock2 and click Delete.
    The Confirm Key Delete window appears.
    13. Click Yes.
    14. Restart the system.

    To reset Winsock and TCP/IP settings, perform the following steps:

    1. When the system has finished restarting, click Start, click Run, type ncpa.cpl, and click OK.
    2. The Network Connection Properties window appears.
    3. Click the General tab and click Install.
    The Select Network Component Type window appears.
    4. Click Protocol and click Add.
    5. The Select Network Protocol window appears.
    6. Click Have Disk.
    The Install From Disk window appears.
    7. Type C:\Windows\INF and click OK.
    8. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click OK.
    9. The Network Connection Properties window appears.
    10. Click Close.
    11. Restart the system.
    12. Click Start, click Run, type netsh int ip reset delllog.txt, and click OK.*****

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    Thanks for sharing

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    may i know y neone wud want to reset these settings

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    The winsock is a set of registry entries. You can find them at :

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Winsock]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Winsock2]

    Deleting and then restoring a good set puts it back to the default configuration and any config problems can be solved that way for instance if you had bad settings you can just come back to default this way rather then trying to fix it

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    Default Thank you

    Hello guys,

    I had the same problem where my wifi connection was showing as connected but i could not browse.I came across your solution, followed those steps to reset my winsock and tcp/ip settings and it worked.

    I can now browse.

    Thanx alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Deleting and then restoring a good set puts it back to the default configuration and any config problems can be solved that way for instance if you had bad settings you can just come back to default this way rather then trying to fix it
    How can I "delete" and then "restore" a given set of registry entries? Am I supposed to keep backup copy of Registry entry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panchabhut View Post
    How can I "delete" and then "restore" a given set of registry entries? Am I supposed to keep backup copy of Registry entry?
    refer to the first post for the steps.

    After you save the settings u get a "filename.reg" which contains the enteries u hav backed up.

    Double click and press OK to restore the settings to the registry

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    what will resetting and clearing do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nilaynashikkar View Post
    what will resetting and clearing do?
    TCP/IP stack Winsock settings in Windows Vista may get corrupted, causing errors and problems with Internet connectivity. Corrupt Winsock or Windows sockets configuration can be due to a lot of reasons such as installation of a networking software, or due to virus, trojan or malware infection, or sometime even due to disinfection of spyware by security software.

    When Winsock corrupts, the networking errors that you may face include unable to surf the Internet with “Page cannot be displayed” error message in Internet Explorer or AOL even though the DSL/ADSL/cable Internet connection is connected. Sometimes, Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service is terminated as well.
    The same is applicable to all Microsoft OSes too.

    Repair and Reset Windows Vista TCP/IP Winsock Catalog Corruption » My Digital Life

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    Default Utility from Microsoft to reset TCP/IP settings

    Here is a free utility from Microsoft. You need no to go into technical details just download the utility and run it. It will reset the settings automatically.

    @thetechhub.com/2009/08/reset-tcpip-settings-in-xp-vista.html@

    Sorry for bad url I am a new member and not allowed to post links ...

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