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Old 09-19-2003, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to remove and reinstall tcp/ip protocol in XP?
I am unable ro renew using "ipconfig".

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Old 09-19-2003, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you using a NIC? If so, certain types of NIC's do not allow you to /renew using the ipconfig utility. If you are wanting to change it, contact your ISP about it.

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Old 09-21-2003, 04:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the NIC is not the problem.
I have two "OS"s on the machine and the w2k OS allows me to release and renew.
The XP OS does not.
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Old 09-21-2003, 07:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i think to reinstall the tcp/ip stack you need to use some commands in windows DOS. unfortunately I don't know what those commands are.

if you want to release/renew it should have that option when you right click the loacal area network's properties. but a better way that seems to fix more problems is to disable and re-enable your network connection. that renew's your ip address but also seems to fix some of the dhcp problems i've had.
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or if you just want to remove tcp/ip and install it again, just open your network connections (in control pannel) and right click on the connection that you are using, then go to properties. Click on TCP/IP and click remove. Then install it again. Don't know if that will fix your issue, but that's how to do it.
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Old 09-22-2003, 11:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the commands for the ipgonfig command in DOS are as follows, well what i use in XP to do it.

ipconfig /release all i think the all part is a trigger not needed cant remmember exactly, but find out with trial and error and the other one is
ipconfig /renew all

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Old 09-22-2003, 03:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You may wish to consider that on a Dual Boot machine, the 2000 install (possibly the first install?) may have control over the TCP IP stack?? This may cause you to be virtually "locked" out,,, I have seen this issue before, but only on dual boot machines, and only the original install that originally configured the stack, had control,, the next install kinds Piggy-backed for the connection information,,,

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Old 09-24-2003, 12:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, if you want to know if it is possible, then yes, it is.

The above reply from Lostman pretty much explains it the best.

As for release/renew.....The commands above aren't correct....they are from Windows 9x and ME.

The ipconfig commands for XP Home and Pro are:
ipconfig /release (followed by adapter ID or blank for all adapters)
ipconfig /renew (followed by adapter ID or blank for all adapters)

When you use the ipconfig command with the /release switch, are you getting an error? or is it timing out?
If the adapter that you are releasing uses DHCP then you should get a address/subnet result.

After you get the address result, use the ipconfig with the /renew switch. If you can see your DHCP server (ISP, router or whatever is providing your ip address) then you should get a newly assigned address.

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Old 09-26-2003, 08:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Here is the Microsoft link to reinstalling TCP/IP under XP.;en-us;Q299357

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