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I have 5 pcs on my home network, I use roadrunner, I feed roadrunner into a 4 port netgear router, which is my default gateway and DHCP server, and connect to an 8 port net gear switch. My laptop is used on the road for work and connect to many customer networks.
After my last trip, when I hooked up to my home network, I found that I lost all browsing capabilities by name, I could map by IP. All other home units worked great. No changes that I'm aware of took place on my laptop or home network. I check for spyware and viruses, checked my host file and all seemed good. I did find if I put entries in my host file I could once again browse by name, also if I created a WINS server all was good.

What could have changed on my laptop to make it stop browsing? I was at a very secure client and hooked up to their network during the week.Sunday all worked when I got back friday it didn't.

Any ideas
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Run this


If your internet connection stops working your TCP/IP stack may have been corrupted. Running WinsockXPFix.exe may correct this problem. WinsockXPfix restores the files associated with connecting to a tcp/ip network.
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