When you have network connectivity problem and you have done all the checking like LAN cable check, switch/router power-cycle and yet you are still unable to get an IP address from your DHCP server or It shows limited network connectivity. Then, you might need to reset your winsock. This winsock fix will restore the winsock related libraries to its stock state.
Winsock is a Microsoft Windows DLL file that provides the interface to TCP/IP services, essentially allowing Windows to use Web browsers, FTP programs, and others.
Here’s how to reset your winsock in windows XP / 200(x)
1. Open the command prompt
2. Type in “netsh winsock reset” (without the quotes)
3. After resetting winsock, Restart your computer.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7/8/10 then you will need to run the command prompt or cmd.exe as Administrator and proceed to step 2 above.
That’s it, you have successfully reset your winsock.
For those who likes to use the click and fix solution, you can download the Winsock XP Fix utility from here.
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