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Hi, I get cut off from my connection with winsock not working properly. How would I repair this problem? microsoft say they have the problem fixed but when they repair and restart my computer it happens anyway. Any help would be greatly apprediated. thanks for your time and patience.

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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.

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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.

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My IE 8 will not open any web sites

Is your Network Connections working properly?

If your networking adapters are functioning OK, try this,

Open IE
Tools tab > Internet Options > restore Adanced Settings and Reset Internet Explorer settings.
Restart IE.

Other options are:
1) Uninstall the Network adapter
Open Device Manager > Expand Network Adapter > Right Click on your internet network adapter and Uninstall

If it doesn't work, try it again and then reinstall the driver. You may have to get the new driver from the device website.

2) Winsock and Tcp/Ip Fix
Start > Run > Type CMD > Type the following:
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults,
type: netsh int ip reset reset.log and Press Enter

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults,
type: netsh winsock reset catalog and Press Enter

3) Run sfc /scannow (This will restore your system files back to original state)
Insert your XP disc
Start > Run > Type CMD > Type the following:
sfc /scannow

Hope it helps.

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hi jang_my171, this is a winsock error, try to reset the winsock .
click start > run > type cmd then press OK
type netsh winsock reset on the black screen, then hit ENTER
then restart pc, and try to check Outlook express if you can receive.
Hope this help...

May 07, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Cant connect to the internet

Your TCP/IP stack may be corrupted. This can be caused by malware or by the installation of networking software. This also cuold be the result of disinfection of spyware.

Click START...type CMD in the search box. Press Ctrl-Shift-Enter to run the command prompt as an administrator. Next type netsh winsock reset in the Command Prompt window then press Enter.

Type exit then hit Enter. Restart your computer and try connecting to the Internet. If this fix doesn't work you may need to remove the PCTOOLS program...instructions are at this link.

Certain anti-malware programs have been known to corrupt the winsock catalog unwittingly.

Good Luck!

Apr 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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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.

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Wireless internet connection problem

You may be having a problem with the settings in internet explorer. If you open your internet explorer and then click tools then internet properties you will have a window pop up with several tabs. Click the tab that says connections. Down towards the bottom right is a button that says LAN SETTINGS click that and make sure that there is a check in the box that says Automatically Detect Settings. Click OK Click APPLY Click OK. Restart Internet Explorer and see if it connects.

If that doesnt work reset your wifi adapter. Step by step instructions here:

If that doesnt work then open the command prompt by clicking Start then run (vIf you have Vista click in the search menu above the start button) Type CMD and hit enter. You should see a black and white screen that looks like old DOS. Dont worry about what the prompt says. Type IPCONFIG and hit enter. You should see your networking adapters. You should see one with a 192.168.-.- (Linksys routers normally make the first computer
If you see a 196.254.-.- or media not connected then your device is not connected. This will at least tell you if windows is getting a proper IP address.

Some people might say your WinSock files need to be repaired If everything still does not work then you may have a WinSock file or files that are missing or corrupt. This is probably not the case since you can connect hard wired but if you want to try repairing your winsock files then with XP you can use a program from the internet called winsockfix. If you have Vista then when the no connection error comes up you should see a link that asks about trying to fix the problem. If you see this click it and let Vista fix Itself.

If none of this works then try a different adapter. Hope this helps...

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Start-> Run -> CMD [Enter]
ipconfig [enter]

list this information...

Try switching the key to WPA-PSK WPA2-PSK TKIP/AES which will allow for the usage of either types of encryption protocols, hence more chance for a successful connection. The repair feature in windows hardly ever works and all it does usually is:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

But if nothing else works you could try resetting winsock in a cmd prompt:
netsh winsock reset [enter] [restart]

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