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Can't connect Win2000 to Internet


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DangerousThing

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:whistling: Try as I might, (and another 3 or 4 at work) I can't get this machine connected to the internet. We are on a network. Any help would be much appreciated.

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have you tried this

http://www.snapfiles...nsockxpfix.html
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You've left out a lot of important details, but if you're on a network with a router or gateway you don't use the direct internet connection, you have to use the LAN, most of the time you set it to DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) so the router assigns you an IP automatically. Use the Start>Run to open a CMD window, type in ipconfig /all and hit enter to see what the IP setup is. Do this on one or two of the working machines so you know what they're using. and go from there.
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Sorry to be so vague.

I am fairly well versed in connectivity issues on a network. I have duplicated the LAN settings of other machines to no avail. the ipconfig /all command flashes too quickly for me to read it.

Is the winsock fix applicable for Windows 2000? The link looks to be XP specific.

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http://www.computerc...l/Download.html

theres a winsock there for 2000 and xp
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Thanks. I'm guessing I'll burn it on my (working) machine, and install/run it on the machine in question.

Should I be in safe mode or another start option prior?
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just do it in normal start-up and run it

you should also run disk cleaner that can be found in

all programs>>accessries>>system tools>>Disk cleaner
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I downloaded directly to a disk. I then attempted to run on the sick machine and got "winsockfix is not a valid Win32 application." Have I skipped a step somewhere?

Edited by DangerousThing, 27 December 2006 - 04:31 PM.

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If it makes a difference, the file on my disk showed as "read only".
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go to file proprties and un check read only then try it
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I did that, no luck. Sorry I didn't mention it.
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try to do a cleaning
Start>>Run>>Prefetch>>ok>>edit>>select all>>on any blue file right click and delete

Start>>All Programs>>Accesseries>>System Tools>>Disk Cleaner

Remove winsock and try to install again uncheck read only in properties

try it again
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okey dokey
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The prefetch procedure would not work. "No folder by that name".

As I mentioned, I have run disk cleaner. There are no files of any sort to be cleaned/removed.

Winsock did run, I selected the fix option, re-started, and still cannot connect. The network connection appears to be working, sending and receiving packets?.....
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Well i dont understand why you dont have a prefetch folder

did you try posting internet connection problem here

http://www.geekstogo...a...amp;s=&f=11

did search this site for any possible solutions
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