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Win8 connection issues

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Win8 connection issues


    So the problem i am having is when I log into my HP pavilion G7 runing windows 8 pro, it says I am connected to my wifi, no issues, but then when I open my browser (chrome, IE10, firefox) or run apps it cannot connect to the internet. If I run a repair on the network, no issues found. it takes about 5 to 10 minutes for the connection to start working. Anyone else out there having this issue?

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    It sounds like either TCP/IP network stack or winsock is messed up which is a fairly typical problem.

    Winsock entries tells Windows 7 how to access your network services. Additionally, your TCP/IP protocol can be corrupted. The TCP/IP protocol is a stack of 4 layers that includes several transport layers, but when this stack is corrupt you will constantly have connectivity issues.

    Type or copy each command one at a time into an elevated command prompt then hit "enter" after each one, then reboot your machine.


    netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsock entries)

    netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset TCP/IP stack)
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Hello! I just registered because I wanted to participate in this thread. I've had to reset my tcp/ip with the netsh int ip reset method TWO times now this week. My issue is that regular http stops working. Https and ftp works fine. I was sick of all the security anti poweruser "features" in windows 7 but eventually learned how to bypass most of it, but it's even worse in windows 8. If I can't solve this issue with tcp/ip crashing so frequently I'll have to go back to win 7.

    How should I troubleshoot this in the best way? Reseting tcp/ip solves all my issues but I don't want to be forced to do that once a week.
    Last edited by mertzi; 25 Nov 2012 at 08:47. Reason: misspelling
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    If you need to do that once a week then there are other problems involved besides just Windows 8. Resetting winsock after an update to another Op system is fairly common.

    You can't really guess at these types of problems, I would need to see the ipconfig/all from this machine.
    Last edited by chev65; 21 Dec 2012 at 13:06.
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Thanks for replying. I'm on a clean format c: windows 8 install, no upgrade, so no old configuration can haunt the system. Can my router be causing this? It gave my desktop pc the same ip it had with win 7 on it. I haven't even tried changing that as it felt so unlikely to be the cause. Why doesn't it affect https and ftp?
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    Windows 8


    I'm having similar Hotspot connection issues with my phone (HTC One S) and Windows 8. Using new Toshiba laptop with Win 8 installed. Laptop connects to other Wifi Networks easily enough, but when using phone as portable Hotspot, I get connected, then it goes to Limitied connection and no ability to load pages. I have a strong signal when connecting and this phone has worked before on other laptops with lesser OS's. Can you help?
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill59 View Post
    I'm having similar Hotspot connection issues with my phone (HTC One S) and Windows 8. Using new Toshiba laptop with Win 8 installed. Laptop connects to other Wifi Networks easily enough, but when using phone as portable Hotspot, I get connected, then it goes to Limitied connection and no ability to load pages. I have a strong signal when connecting and this phone has worked before on other laptops with lesser OS's. Can you help?
    I've had that problem too but that was in windows 7. I used wifi hotspot all the time before I got dsl and when I went from xp to windows 7 I got a lot of problems. Sometimes I had to try to reconnect for up to 10 times before getting a connection, but when it connected it stay connected.

    I have been able to pinpoint what caused my tcp/ip crashes, it was utorrent (i'm using it for legal stuff like downloading/seeding android roms) and a streaming software called sopcast. I tried a different torrent software (qbittorrent) and haven't had any troubles for 2 weeks (knock on wood). Haven't found a solution for sopcast though.
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