Troubleshoot network connectivity problems and perform a Winsock reset in Windows XP
If you cannot connect to the internet, or your own home network on your Windows XP machine, then before you call technical support, you should try the steps outlined in this video. These troubleshooting steps are not suitable for solving slow internet connections, but they can help restore internet connectivity, especially after the removal of malware or internet security software.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users – If you surfed onto this page and you are looking for a tutorial on resetting Winsock in Windows Vista or Windows 7, click here.
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You can download the Winsock XP Fix tool by visiting this link. Use the download link under “DOWNLOAD LOCATIONS”. The other links are adverts.
Because the Winsock reset tool completely resets all Windows XP networking features, you may need to reinstall any firewall, content filtering, VPN or low level networking tools you use after you perform a Winsock reset.
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