Friday, May 08, 2009

How to Reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

I found this article and had to chuckle a bit. Here's the introduction to the "Fix":

One of the components of the Internet connection on your computer is a built-in set of instructions called TCP/IP. TCP/IP can sometimes become damaged or corrupted. If you cannot connect to the Internet and you have tried all other methods to resolve the problem, TCP/IP might be causing it.

If you don't have an Internet connection, you'll never find the article. Just thought that was funny.

Here is the manual Fix:

The reset command is available in the IP context of the NetShell utility. Follow these steps to use the reset command to reset TCP/IP manually:

To open a command prompt, click Start and then click Run. Copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Open box and then press ENTER:


At the command prompt, copy and paste (or type) the following command and then press ENTER:

netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

Note If you do not want to specify a directory path for the log file, use the following command:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

Reboot the computer.

The full article uses a FIX THIS PROBLEM link, but I still don't see how that helps if you don't have an Internet connection. (I clicked on the FIX THIS PROBLEM link and snagged the .msi file) ...

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