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Windows XP internet access problem

I lost internet access again. I used Winsock-XP-Fix last time and problems fixed. This time, it does not work. Please help. Thanks.

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May be this time yr iis (internet information services) disable u need good antivirus which is updated.

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I have an dl 1168a and recently my wifi is not connecting my other tablt is connected just fine. Today when I went to try again none of the wifi networks are showing up. How do I fix this problem?

try this first

How to Fix Windows Socket Error

In order to understand what a Windows socket error is, and how to fix it, you first need to know the basics about windows socket. Windows socket is a specification in Windows. Its main function is to define how the network programs will communicate with each other, or how windows software access the network. A good example of these would be how an FTP client or a browser access the internet, that is, through windows socket.

Errors sometimes occur whenever the windows socket becomes corrupted during the removal or a spyware or adware. You are able to identify a windows socket error whenever the basic commands such as ipconfig does not work, or if you have absolutely no internet browsing capabilities.

The way to fix a windows socket error is to reset the entire Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on your Windows computer. You can do these by either using the command line, downloading a third party application and the like.

Windows Socket Error Command Line Repair

In order to reset the TCP/IP network stat, follow the steps below:
1.Go to the command prompt.
2.Type in the following command: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
3.This command will rewrite the required registry keys for the TCP/IP to function correctly. If this does not fix the problem, then proceed with the next solution.

Reset the Windows Socket Using netsh
1.Go to the command prompt.
2.Type in the following command: netsh winsock reset catalog

This command will reset the Windows socket to its default configuration. The risk here is that if you reset your Windows socket to default, several programs may be lost, and you might have to reinstall them. These would be programs like Google desktop search and other similar programs.

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Network sharing issue

In Multiwindow platform normal,sharing folder and printer is always big issue.
Error type:

\\server is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found.

This method can be used for many network error


1)Fixing the winsock and tcp/ip .
On the run command :
for winsock run:
netsh winsock reset
to reset tcp/ip run:
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
run winsock fix from

2) Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
open up Network Connections, under Control Panel.
Right click on your network adapter and click on Properties.
Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click on Properties.
Click on Advanced, and click on the WINS tab.
Even if it is set to Default, set the radio button to Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
Press OK on each screen until everything’s closed.
Go back to the client machine and try again.
You should be able to connect!

Open Network Connection
Check box File & Printer sharing > ok
Disabled NIC
Enabled it back
Open CMD > ipconfig /flushdns

4) Make sure windows firewall and antivirus firewall turn off

on Apr 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet


Fix Windows Vista problem with event viewer not working

While there are many different things that might cause the event viewer to stop working (mainly corrupted files which mean windows reinstall *shudder*) one of the things I found that fixed the problem at one of my clients sites happened to be simple enough as reseting the winsock file.

The winsock library is supposed to be the file that never is supposed to fail according to many but on occasion it does. Of course because of this anything that is dependent on it's functions will not work correctly. Because windows vista and higher are so highly dependent on functions that require the winsock, other things will refuse to work like network (internet) connectivity and system services like event viewer.

Here is one of the easier ways to fix it without having to go through the hassle of reinstalling windows.

press start, then press all programs, goto accessories, then look for command prompt.

Don't just left click on it as we have to start it in a different mode I.E. run as administrator.

Right click on command prompt and left click on run as administrator, windows will most likely bring up the warning about if you want to do this, it is safe and of course it should be allowed.

When you see a black window with text open up, this is your command prompt.

in this window just type in the following line:

netsh winsock reset

it may run for a quick moment and could come up with some initialization errors but it will then says winsock is successfully reset and the computer needs to be restarted.

Just restart the computer and check to make sure the program or feature you were trying to use works again :)

on Mar 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Smc router says limited connectivity and won't work.


I experienced the same issue before with my route,try doing these steps im sure this will work somehow. (flush the DNS cache)

How to do it:

If you are using Windows 2000/XP operating sysytem

-Fire up a Command Prompt (Start Menu>Accessories) and execute the command
ipconfig -flushdns

if you get 'could not flush dns' or message saying dns resolver cache could not be flushed.

If it is XP SP2 then go to Start > Run > CMD > type netsh winsock reset > enter, restart as prompted, if still no connection then go to Start, Control Panel (Network and Internet Connections then Network Connections -or- straight to Network Connections, double click on the Local Area Connection in use (usually the one that says Connected) and pick Support. Try the Repair button after Winsock fix. Use that winsock fix only if you are using SP2.

go to "start, control panel, administration tools,services,then look for DNS Client, and make sure it's started, and set to manual.

May 30, 2011 | SMC (SMC7004AWBR) Router

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I'm getting an Error 106: (net::ERR_INTERNET_DISCONNECTED): The Internet connection has been lost message when I try to connect to the internet, I'm using another laptop to send this query, how can I Fix...

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Sounds like a few things, but lets get most of the problems out of your way.
So you want to download a few programs as it sounds like a virus/malware/etc. As its affecting your browser Google Chrome (maybe its just that one or all the browsers on the one system). Youve verified that everything is working ok on another computer, which helps narrow this down to virus/malware. Either way, you want to run these 4 programs :
Emisoft Anti-malware Kaspersky Removal Tool Super anti-Spyware Spybot (Immunize) and scan.
right off the bat, please go to super anti-spyware and under tools you will see the option to repair or restore winsocks. This is usually the main cause why your error happens.
Winsock is short for Windows Sockets API. It describes a standard way for Windows programs to work with TCP/IP. You use WinSock or the more recent Winsock2 if you directly connect your Windows PC to the Internet. This feature is mis-used by a few hijackers to facilitate their own monitoring. Data packets outward bound from your computer to a legitimate destination on the web can be intercepted by a malware LSP and sent somewhere else, other than where you had intended it to go.
again, if that doesnt fix, run all the scanners (update them before running, run as admin). Reboot, repair winsock, use Marcos Valasco Registry Cleaner Freeware. And reboot, you should be mint.

Thank you
Rhos Barnes, MCSE, CCNA Squamish BC

Feb 10, 2011 | Google Chrome

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3g modem logs on to the SP but does not log on to the internet!!!!!

This is likely a corrupt Winsock file. You can fix it with the Winsock XP Fix utility. This just issues the proper commands built into Windows to reset your Winsock file.

Mar 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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The ip address is Static Ipaddress . Tried to do ipconfig /release then ipconfig /renew. Check the ipaddress it should be a different ip address. If your are getting the same ip address . Need to remove and reinstall Winsoc. Backup the registry before performing winsock troubleshooting.

Remove the Winsock Settings
To remove the Winsock settings in Microsoft Windows XP, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for the Windows XP service pack that is installed.
Determine Your Service Pack Level
To determine the service pack level that Windows XP is running, use an account that has Administrator rights and follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. In the System Properties window, on the General tab, note the service pack level that appears under System. For example, information that resembles the following may appear:
    Microsoft Windows XP
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2
For Computers Running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
On a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2, you can use the Netsh command to reset the Winsock settings to the default configuration:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, in the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
  3. At the cmd.exe screen, type netsh winsock reset catalog, and then press <Enter>.
    The following message appears:
    Successfully reset the Winsock Catalog.
    You must restart the machine in order to complete the reset.
  4. Type exit, and then press <Enter> to quit the cmd.exe screen.
  5. Restart the computer.
For Computers Running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Earlier
To remove Winsock settings from a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 1 or from a computer that is running the original release version of Windows XP, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, in the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In the Registry Editor window, click the plus sign (+) that is next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry hive.
  4. Click the plus sign to expand the SYSTEM subkey, click the plus sign to expand the CurrentControlSet subkey, and then click the plus sign to expand the Services subkey.
  5. Under the Services subkey, click the Winsock subkey.
  6. On the File menu, click Export.
  7. In the Export Registry File window, in the File name box, type winsock.reg, and then click Save.
    The Winsock registry subkey is saved in the My Documents folder as winsock.reg.
  8. Right-click the Winsock subkey, and then click Delete.
  9. In the Confirm Key Delete window, click Yes to confirm the removal of the Winsock subkey.
  10. Click the Winsock2 subkey.
  11. On the File menu, click Export.
  12. In the Export Registry File window, in the File name box, type winsock2.reg, and then click Save.
    The Winsock2 registry subkey is saved in the My Documents folder as winsock2.reg.
  13. Right-click the Winsock2 subkey, and then click Delete.
  14. In the Confirm Key Delete window, click Yes to confirm the removal of the Winsock2 subkey.
  15. Quit the Registry Editor program, and then restart the computer.

» Reinstalling the Winsock Settings in Microsoft® Windows® XP
Use an account that has Administrator rights and perform the following steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Run window, in the Open box, type ncpa.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, click Install.
  5. In the Select Network Component Type window, click Protocol, and then click Add.
  6. Click Have Disk.
  7. In the Copy manufacturer's files from box, type c:windowsinf, and then click OK.
  8. In the second Select Network Protocol window, under Network Protocol, click Microsoft, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click OK.
  9. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click Close.
  10. Restart the computer.
  11. After the computer has started successfully, click Start, and then click Run.
  12. In the Run window, in the Open box, type cmd, and then click OK.
  13. At the cmd.exe screen, type netsh int ip reset delllog.txt, and then press <Enter>.
The Winsock settings are reinstalled.

Aug 18, 2009 | Motorola CANOPY 2400AP (2400APBC)

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Cannot access the Net even though I'm connected

Call your internet service provider (ISP) and they should be able to fix your problem. If this is not your problem let me know what version of windows and how you connect to the internet. Larry

Mar 08, 2009 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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Limited or no connectivity

when the limited or no connection comes up again, try right clicking on it and choosing repair. I hope this solves your problem

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