2013 May

Repair Networking in Windows

When dealing with Windows networking issues there are any number of issues that can arise and fixes for those issues, but time and again one of the most reliable resolutions can be to rebuild what we refer to as the network stack. This will not resolve all issues, but if you’ve been working on a particularly stubborn networking issue this is always a safe bet to try.

If you are using Windows XP:

  1. Click on the Start Menu in the lower left of the screen. Then select ‘Run’. In the box that appears type “cmd” and press Enter. *This will provide you with a command line interface from which to apply the fix.*
  2. Type the following: netsh int ip reset c:resetlog.txt then press Enter.
  3. Then type: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
  4. Reboot the computer

If you are using Windows 7 or 8:

  1. Click the Start Menu and type “cmd” in the search box.
  2. Right-click the cmd icon that appears and select “Run as Administrator”. *Click Yes if prompted.
  3. Type the following: netsh int ip reset c:resetlog.txt then press Enter.
  4. Then type: netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
  5. Reboot the computer.

This should reset the TCP/IP stack on your machine.