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Batch file equivalent to the good old "Repair" option for network card found in XP

Posted on 2011-10-08
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
One of the Windows XP features I really liked was the ability to right-click on a wireless card or NIC in my system tray (notification area) and select "Reset."  This quick-and-easy trick often fixed stubborn wireless connections.  I think Microsoft abandoned this feature with Vista.  (It definitely isn't present on my Windows 7 machine.)  Anyway, I'd love to create a little batch file that I can run on Windows 7 machines that takes the same steps.  Here are a few commands that might be part of this batch file:

REM -- Flush the arp cache --
netsh interface ip delete arpcache
REM -- Release and renew IP's --
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

Are these reasonable?  What am I missing?
Question by:jdana
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Aaron Tomosky earned 468 total points
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Ipconfig /flushdns
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At least in Windows 7 you can right click on the networking symbol in the taskbar, and then you have an option to "Troubleshoot Problems". With that you can try fixing networking issues.

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I've had some success with "Troubleshoot Problems."  I'd say more often that not, it doesn't get me anywhere.
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ReneGe earned 464 total points
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arp -d *

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subhashchy earned 468 total points
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make sure to run the batch as administrator ,simply double clicking on it may not work due to UAC.just making sure :),otherwise seems ok to me combined with flushdns

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Glad I could help.

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