If you can not connect to the Internet and surf on the web with your favorite Internet browser like Chrome, FireFox and Internet explorer, however, you still can chat with your friends using skype, live messenger or Google voice, there’re must be something wrong with your TCP/IP stack or Winsock catalog, it maybe has got injured by vicious programs such as viruses, rootkits, trojans, adware, malware or spyware, etc. If this is the case, you can use any one of the following free utilities to reset and fix the problem, don’t forget to reboot your computer after the fix operation, in most cases, you will gain access to the Internet after fixing and rebooting your system.
1, Connectivity Fixer
Connectivity Fixer is a freeware created by badosoft, it can monitor your Internet connection in the real time in the background automatically, when a problem is detected it will notify you immediately, you can fix the issue by clicking the “Fix Now” button manually or let it do it for you automatically.
2, XP TCP/IP Repair
This freeware could help you to reset your TCP/IP settings to default values and repair your Winsock problems, there’re only two buttons on the dialog, it’s incredibly simple and straightforward.
XP TCP/IP Repair supports Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista, and supports 32-bit as well as 64-bit systems.
3, Winsock Repair
Winsock Repair is a portable and slim program designed to repair your TCP/IP connections and Winsock. The available functions include:
- Show detailed information about Winsock LSPs.
- Reset the TCP/IP stack.
- Fix Winsock issue.
- Renew TCP/IP connections.
- Release TCP/IP connections.
- Re-register DNS.
- Flush DNS resolver cache.
- Reset Windows firewall configuration.
- Reboot the computer.
Winsock Repair supports Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, etc.
Download it now from Softpedia.
4, WinSock XP Fix
This portable freeware enables you to fix your Internet connections with a single click, you can let it backup your registry keys before fixing.
WinSock XP Fix works on Windows XP, it does not support Windows 7.
You can download it from Softpedia.
5, Complete Internet Repair
Complete Internet Repair is a portable all-in-one Internet reparation tool, it can help you to:
- Reset Internet Protocol( TCP/IP ).
- Repair Winsock( Reset catalog ).
- Renew Internet connections.
- Flush DNS resolver cache.
- Repair Internet Explorer browser.
- Fix HTTPS/SSL/Cryptography.
- Restore the default hosts file.
- Plus many more.
Complete Internet Repair supports Windows 7 / XP / 2000 / Vista.
It’s a 459KB download available from Softpedia.
This portable software will repair your Winsock and TCP/IP settings by resetting your hosts file and the registry entries and keys related to TCP stack.
WinSockFix works on Windows XP.
It’s a 1.3MB download available from Softpedia.