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purge network settings? XPhome

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mighk, Feb 13, 2004.

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  1. mighk

    mighk Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2003
    I have NO idea what I did... can I just start over?

    I have a laptop running XP HE. At home, I connect to the internet via a Linksys wireless nic -> Linksys WAP/Router -> Motorola cable modem. Setting up the home network was easy and it withstood all of my fiddling and tweaking without incident. Then, I brought my laptop to work, plugged the cat5 in, ran the network setup, etc.. and I had full access to the network and internet. Going back and forth between networks (wireless to hardwire & even using different wireless nics), everything worked fine for months. I tried to set my girlfriend up with a network similar to my home network, but things didn't work out quite as well this time. Now I can't connect to ANYTHING. I've tried every troubleshoot I know how to do, but my laptop will not talk to anything now... home, work, or otherwise. I suspect I changed a simple setting that I can't find now. I've tried setting up new connections and nothing is working. XP won't allow me to DELETE a connection, and it only shows me the connections that are plugged-in.

    Short of re-format, is there any way I can purge all of my network settings and connections and start with a clean slate? Is there a better way?

  2. prodsupptech


    Feb 2, 2004
    well you can remove the tcp/ip settings or remove the protocol and also you can see what your network identification is set at. Right click my computer look for it.
  3. Mithrilhall


    Mar 28, 2001
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