Reset Netsh Winsock in Windows® Vista
What are the reasons for resetting of winsock reset in Windows Vista?
Winsock will help you to resolve all the problems with your network connection. Winsock is the short form of Windows socket, an Application Programming Interface. This interface is used to make a communication between various systems in the network through TCP/IP protocol. Thus, this acts as an interface between TCP/IP client network and the protocol stack. The corruption of services in this winsock is the reason behind all network related issues in the system. Malware infection or installation of any new network software might result in Windows socket corruption. Even the system shows the network connection, none of the packets will be transferred between systems. Thus, you need to reset the settings associated with winsock.
Following are the ways to use winsock reset command and the tips to fix issues that occur due to this command:
- Ways to use Netsh Winsock reset
- Tips to fix issues
The main reason behind the usage of netsh winsock reset command is to resolve network problems. By this command, you can reset the winsock into any of the earlier stages or into a new clean state. Thus, you are actually replacing the TCP/IP settings associated with system network connection. This will be useful if the system is facing with any of the networking problems, and with this command you are actually resolving all those issues.
Ways to use Netsh Winsock reset
You need to open 'Run' box from the start menu to use reset command. There you need to type cmd command to open command prompt. You need to type 'netsh winsock reset' command in DOS screen appeared. You need to press 'Enter' and type the 'exit' command in the next line, followed by that reset command. This will close the DOS screen. You need to restart the system and open Windows registry through 'regedit' command in DOS screen again. You need to delete all the existing services from winsock and then install all the new files.
Various issues can be occurred in the system with careless usage of this reset command. Since this is used to reset the TCP/IP settings, the incorrect usage of that command may affect the entire network connection. The next issue that you may face with this command is corruption of ICS service which in turn is related to Internet connection sharing. So, it is always better to use the command properly to avoid all those issues. You need to back up the old services if any such issues occurrs with reset command.
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