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Windows 7: repair a wireless network?

09 Jan 2010   #11
kronckew

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

they've replaced it with 'troubleshoot problems', which is a long-winded version. it will eventually rest the adapter after checking thru it's internal check-list, but i'm not very fond of it as it also will change any custom tcpip settings as it goes thru it. i use usbdeview to just rest the adapter if needed.


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09 Jan 2010   #12
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

^Thanks kronck
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10 May 2010   #13
TomeWyrm

Windows 7 & Puppy Linux - Dual Boot
 
 

I too noticed the lack of a repair function in Win7, but I looked into a batch file solution because I always had to use ipconfig fixing this problem, or that problem in my home network.
I came up with this batch file after some google-fu. It actually does more than the old repair function from XP did. As far as I can tell the batch file does the next best thing to an uninstall-reboot-reinstall of the adapter/NIC in the device manager. It releases and then renews the DHCP leases, then it clears the DNS, ARP, and NetBIOS caches.

Code:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
netsh interface ip delete arpcache
nbtstat -R
On a slightly silly note: Is it thread necromancy(I am such an RPG nerd) if it's only been 4 months?
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21 Sep 2010   #14
stlolth

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

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16 Nov 2010   #15
TPSMono

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I know this is an old thread, but it is one of the first results when I searched for "Windows 7 Repair Network" The repair command in Windows XP was incredibly useful, and the ipconfig solutions provided are just not the same. I use it alot since my wireless adapter goes crazy sometimes after standby or hibernation. The solution I ended up with is this simple batch file which will bring back the "Repair Network" feel we all long for:

Code:
@echo off
echo Repairing...
netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" DISABLED
ping localhost -n 2 > nul
netsh interface set interface "Wireless Network Connection" ENABLED
Just copy the above lines into a .BAT or .CMD file and run it to "Repair" your connection just like the good old days.
**Your network adapter may not be called "Wireless Network Connection" so change that if it is something else. This gets me going much faster than Troubleshoot or Disconnect/Reconnect from the network that I would always have to do after standby. I just put the batch file in my Personal Folder and made a shortcut on the desktop right next to the status bar so I don't have to see that .bat extension in the name (Obsessive?? maybe a little...) Hope this helps somebody! It will at least help me when I forget all about it and search for it in a year or two...
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