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Need helping looking for an Internet connection repair prog

by mehicd2 / February 14, 2008 12:37 PM PST

This has been a long issue with my computer for more then a couple of years now. I am on a standard DSL cable network (source internet computer. routing to another computer in another bedroom)

The issue is that frequently, at least once a week, the internet connection drops for no random reasons. All cables are snug in their sockets and it appears no physical reasoning is causing the drop. Before, I used a program called Network Magic which has a "repair internet" feature in it that basically did some unknown things to "jump start" your internet connection. This worked 100% of the time and indeed it proved that it is a strange internal issue.

The program is, the developers for the program rolled out a mandatory update for the program that all trial users (infinite trial with restricted actions) that removes even more features for the program, and makes repairing internet connection a pay feature. So, I am no longer saved by that.

So basically, concluding everything, I am just looking for a program that has an "internet jump start" ability in it. The Internet Explorer 7 has something that LOOKS to be similar when a page refuses to be load (diagnose connection problem) but it does not work at all.

Thanks in advance.

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It seems you already found such a program.
by Kees Bakker / February 14, 2008 5:11 PM PST
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microsoft offers one
by jconner / February 15, 2008 3:48 AM PST
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by mehicd2 / February 15, 2008 9:21 AM PST
In reply to: microsoft offers one

Thanks for trying to help but that is already an addition that is packed with Internet Explorer 7 (I have it).

Its the same thing I've talked about in my original post, and it doesn't do the trick.

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Does the other method work? (supplied in post)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2008 9:52 AM PST
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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
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by mehicd2 / February 16, 2008 5:05 AM PST

I'll jot that down and see if it does the trick the next time I have a network outage.

Or I may just consider forking over $30 and buying Network Magic for its "repair connection" feature.

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