Saturday, May 28, 2011

Repair the Winsock Error

The Windows Sockets API (Winsock) settings are a part of the technical specifications that help your network access to run properly, but sometimes the Winsock settings may become corrupted. If the settings are corrupted you may receive one of several error messages, and you may not be able to connect with your wireless network. When you are logged in as an administrator for your computer then you can manually try to repair the problem or reset the Winsock settings using the Command Prompt feature.

This article will help you to repair the Winsock Error.

  1. Click on the "Start" button from your desktop and then click on the "Network" option. Click on the "Network and Sharing Center" option.
  2. Click on the "Diagnose and Repair" option and allow time for the repair process to complete. Close out of your Network and Sharing Center window.
  3. Click on the "Start" button again if the error still occurs and then enter "cmd" into the "Search" box. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
  4. Right-click on the "cmd.exe" file and then click on the "Run as administrator" option. Click on the "Continue" option.
  5. Enter "netsh winsock reset" into the command line and then press the "Enter" key. Type "exit" into the command line and the press the "Enter" key.