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What does the command winsock reset do?

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#1 Blitzger


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 04:35 PM

Hi, recently google chrome started taking longer than usual to open in my windows 10 computer so googling I found this video 


He says to open cmd.exe and type winsock reset, I did it and now google chrome has been fixed however I'd like to know what else this command do? I know it resets something to its default but what exactly?  I found this in another forum


"It just resets your TCP/IP stack, you'll have to reassign your fixed IP (if you have that) and your DNS settings, maybe. If your IP & DNS are set to be acquired automatically you'll probably notice little change."


I'm confused, should I reassign my ip? how to? thanks

Update: upon checking on "network and sharing center" my internet protocol v4 shows ip and dns automatically to obtain, am I good?

Edited by Blitzger, 21 March 2016 - 05:17 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 07:25 PM

"netsh winsock reset" resets the Winsock protocol.  More info on it here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winsock


Those can be reset with these commands:


"netsh int tcp reset"




"netsh int ip reset"


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Edited by usasma, 21 March 2016 - 07:26 PM.

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