Fix Winsock Errors With Winsock Repair
Winsock, which stands for Windows Sockets Api, defines how networking software should access network services. Many users come into contact with Winsock after experiencing connection problems that are usually related to Winsock. The connection problems come in a wide variety and include losing network connections, dns lookup problems, websites becoming unavailable, limited network connections plus many more.
There are several reasons for these network issues including computer crashes, installation of networking software or malicious software attacks that tampered with network settings and Winsock. A corrupt Winsock can therefor lead to all kinds of networking troubles which are difficulty to analyze and understand for the inexperienced user.
Some software developers on the other hand have created software programs that can fix most Winsock errors with the push of a button. That's obviously more comfortable than having to fix the errors manually.
Winsock Repair is a portable software program for the Windows operating system that has two primary functions. The first is to reset the TCP/IP stack which will rewrite important Windows Registry keys with their default values. The second will try to repair Winsock so that the network connectivity issues are a thing of the past. It does provide an option to list the installed LSPs (Layered Service Providers) which can be important as pre-installed LSPs might need to be reinstalled after fixing the Winsock errors.
LSP Fix is an alternative to Winsock Repair. It makes it easier to deal with LSP related problems as it will list all of them in its interface with the option to remove only selected ones from the computer system.Advertisement
Hoi Martin i cant find a link, going white this artikel, for Winsock Repair 0.0.5.56 on this page, do you mean http://www.softpedia.com/get/Network-Tools/Misc-Networking-Tools/Winsock-Repair.shtml
I’ve found http://rizonetech.blogspot.com/ but, it’s only version 0.0.4.43.
Where is version 0.0.5.56 ?
link has been added. Sorry for the mess.
Alternatively, you can reset Winsock from the command line with the built-in netsh (in Windows XP SP2 and later):
netsh winsock reset
Or, to reset TCP/IP:
netsh int reset all
Thank you for linking to my utility. I’m always looking to improve my utilities. So, please let me know of any bugs or upgrades you would like.
Would it be ok if I use your description on my page for Winsock Repair? I’m also in process of updating my Blogspot pages.
Sure you can do that :)
Seth, I agree with you. It is all about typing the following command in cmd
netsh winsock reset
Then what is the need for a third party tool!!!!!!!!
True, you can just type in a simple command. When I wrote the utility it was to make life a little easier. By all means, if you like typing, use the commands.
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