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TCP/IP disappeared under wireless connection properties

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ReallyGlobal, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. ReallyGlobal

    ReallyGlobal Thread Starter

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    Hi - I still have internet access. However, when I go into wireless connections, properties, general, the TCP/IP "stack" has disappeared.

    The rest are still there: Client for MS networks
    File & Printer sharing
    QoS Packet Scheduler

    I've posted to other forums and I have had an external PC professional have a look, but not even the latter could find out what happened.

    The reason I need it is that I manually set my IP address at home, but let it find it automatically elsewhere, but can't as cannot access the TCP/IP elements.

    Thanks.
     
  2. pedroguy

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    Have you done a tcp/ip stack repair ?
     
  3. ReallyGlobal

    ReallyGlobal Thread Starter

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    Hi - no,not personally. I hope the guy I paid tried to do that - he said he had. He recommended reinstalling XP but I am loath to do that.

    How would I go about repairing it? I'm fairly computer literate but don't like messing with the registry!

    Thanks.
     
  4. pedroguy

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    Ok.No harm in trying just to be sure.
    No registry messing here.
    Stack repair for XP and Vista.
    Courtesy of Johnwill of the Networking forum.



    TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type the following netsh commands..

    Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

    Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

    Reboot the machine.
     
  5. ReallyGlobal

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    Thanks - will give it a go and let you know what happens. In the middle of defragging my disk!
     
  6. pedroguy

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    Another thing you might try is this:
    Boot up in safe mode with networking.
    Go into device manager,and uninstall the wireless adapter.
    Then re-boot in normal mode.See if the entry gets rebuilt properly.
    Also,you might check to make sure tcp/ip netbios is started.

    Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
    • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
    • Computer Browser (computer browser will start when needed)
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Connections
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
    • WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
    • Workstation

    Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

    All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic
    If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
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