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Solved: Winsock Catalog error? Wtf is that?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ibetyouluvthis, Feb 16, 2008.

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  1. ibetyouluvthis

    ibetyouluvthis Thread Starter

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    HP on XP
    Dynex USB wireless via 2wire router

    My internet explorer does not work..
    "page cannot be displayed msg appears"

    So, i diagnosed the problem and the i get a msg that states there is a Winsock Catalog error. The diagnostics reset the Winsock deal and the computer restarted but still no internet connection>"page cannot be displayed"
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Ken8699

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    It basically means your firewall progs are beign dumb.

    Your winsock catalog is the criteria for your firewalls and such, so make sure you turn off all firewalls and other protective software, and do the following.
    start menu > search bar > command > [enter]
    netsh winsock reset > [enter] (basically, you are just removing all the critieria, your firewall progs will re-establish those.)
    and just for extra spice, feel free to reset your DNS server list, it may help to clear up some dead servers that you may have taken internet pathways through. Who knows.
    netsh i i del arp > [enter]

    if the long way doesnt correct it. Try reinstalling IE or re establishing your int connection without a firewall running.
     
  3. ibetyouluvthis

    ibetyouluvthis Thread Starter

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    i cmded netsh winsock reset...and still no luck
    i cmded netsh i i del arp......and still no luck

    then i reestablished the connection without the zonealarm firwall and banG! Im connected!
    thank you. :)
    you are a genius
     
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