Flushing the TCP/IP Stack



Aves
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
Hello,

I am running Windows XP Pro

A friend and I have had a "discussion" about how to flush the TCP/IP stack,
he says that going into network connections - then the LAN properties and
unchecking TCP/IP then checking TCP/IP will flush it. I disagreed, I said
that the only way to flush the stack in windows XP is to go to the Command
prompt windows and type in:

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and hit enter

Are we both right? and if not, who is right so we can settle this dispute
:) Also if I am right, what does unchecking/checking TCP/IP do?

Thank you for your time

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
On Sat, 14 May 2005 04:51:03 -0700, Aves wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am running Windows XP Pro
>
> A friend and I have had a "discussion" about how to flush the TCP/IP stack,
> he says that going into network connections - then the LAN properties and
> unchecking TCP/IP then checking TCP/IP will flush it. I disagreed, I said
> that the only way to flush the stack in windows XP is to go to the Command
> prompt windows and type in:
>
> netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and hit enter
>
> Are we both right? and if not, who is right so we can settle this dispute
> :) Also if I am right, what does unchecking/checking TCP/IP do?
>
> Thank you for your time

According to this MS Knowledge Base article, unchecking and rechecking
would accomplish nothing. The protocol remains installed even though it is
not applied to the connection. Your method is more effective and less
intrusive. It is also the method recommended by MS:

How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=299357

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Aves
07-10-2005, 12:26 AM
Thanks, I knew I was right, I will let my friend know and will show him your
response :)

"Sharon F" wrote:

> On Sat, 14 May 2005 04:51:03 -0700, Aves wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am running Windows XP Pro
> >
> > A friend and I have had a "discussion" about how to flush the TCP/IP stack,
> > he says that going into network connections - then the LAN properties and
> > unchecking TCP/IP then checking TCP/IP will flush it. I disagreed, I said
> > that the only way to flush the stack in windows XP is to go to the Command
> > prompt windows and type in:
> >
> > netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt and hit enter
> >
> > Are we both right? and if not, who is right so we can settle this dispute
> > :) Also if I am right, what does unchecking/checking TCP/IP do?
> >
> > Thank you for your time
>
> According to this MS Knowledge Base article, unchecking and rechecking
> would accomplish nothing. The protocol remains installed even though it is
> not applied to the connection. Your method is more effective and less
> intrusive. It is also the method recommended by MS:
>
> How to reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=299357
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>


Flushing the TCP/IP Stack