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How to Complete reset windows 8 Networking..??

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    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit

    How to Complete reset windows 8 Networking..??


    Hey guys, i found this info form a website on how to completely reset your network.. take a look at this and can someone update it to comply with windows 8.1 64bit?

    -what is missing for windows 8.1 64bit to totally reset your network.. this probably should be a sticky at some point too as everybody should know this info..

    *these are commands you would type into a administrator command prompt..



    UPDATE: On Windows 7, you'll need to do this to reset your network adapters:

    • ipconfig /flushdns
    • nbtstat -R
    • nbtstat -RR
    • netsh int reset all
    • netsh int ipv4 reset
    • netsh int ipv6 reset
    • netsh winsock reset

    Now, reboot and pray. Possibly not in that orde

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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    -what is missing for windows 8.1 64bit to totally reset your network..
    Well, when you hit Diagnose this connection, that is what it basically does, but an interesting idea.

    You might also add: "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew"

    https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=37620


    • ipconfig /flushdns

    When DNSCache service is disabled, this problem is gone, it is also recommended for security reasons.


    • nbtstat -R
    • nbtstat -RR

    Unless you have DSL connection or using file sharing, NetBIOS can be disabled, security reasons as well.
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    All of that is not unique to W8, it has been around for long time. W10 can do that too.
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    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    -what is missing for windows 8.1 64bit to totally reset your network..
    Well, when you hit Diagnose this connection, that is what it basically does, but an interesting idea.

    You might also add: "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew"

    https://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=37620


    • ipconfig /flushdns

    When DNSCache service is disabled, this problem is gone, it is also recommended for security reasons.


    • nbtstat -R
    • nbtstat -RR

    Unless you have DSL connection or using file sharing, NetBIOS can be disabled, security reasons as well.
    1. yes totally forgot about renew/release..

    2. what are you saying about nbtstat -R etc.?? are you saying you don't need to run those? or just if you only use netbios..etc.

    3. also after attempting to run netsh int reset all .. that command doesn't exist
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    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by bassfacer22 View Post
    2. what are you saying about nbtstat -R etc.?? are you saying you don't need to run those? or just if you only use netbios..etc.
    Yes, if you do not use NetBIOS, you do not even need bothering running those.

    Release and refresh NetBIOS names by using the nbtstat command: TCP/IP
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    Posts : 209
    Windows 8.1 (HOME not Pro) 64bit


    Ok so besides Ipconfig renew/release and not needing nbtstat -r....

    - Is there nothing else needed to "completely reset windows 8.1 networking" ?

    -As my original post asks?

    And thank you for the responses..
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