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Windows 7: Force Reset Network Adapter?

22 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional
 
 
Force Reset Network Adapter?

I'm not a big fan of the "Troubleshooting" options for network connections in Windows 7 because, simply, they kinda suck.

Back in XP, when your network went down, due to lost power, or having to reset your router or modem, it was simple enough to tell it to repair, which would always reset the network adapter, to force a fresh connection, but I can't seem to find a way to just reset the network adapter. Did they take this feature out when they added the troubleshooting tool?

Honestly, they troubleshooting tool can take forever to "find the problem," even when I already know what's wrong and that a simple reset will solve the problem, not to mention sometimes it just decides that it's just not even going to try to reset the adapter.

I know I can always disable and enable the connection, but it's not the same right click the icon in the tray and select repair that it used to be. It gets annoying having to jump through hoops to do something that used to be two simple clicks, mostly trying to fix other people's computers.

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01 Jun 2011   #2

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Anyone able to answer this? I have the exact same problem. Happens within an hour of starting my computer and I have to use Win Network Diag, which checks EVERYTHING, saving the actual problem (reset network adapter) until last- which then solves the issue.

IS there any way to just force a network reset? I used to just unplug my USB network adapter and plug it back in, but it eventually screwed up my modem IP (long story) so I can't do that anymore.
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01 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

can you still use ipconfig / release

ipconfig / renew from a dos prompt for this ?

which was same as a repair in XP
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01 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional
 
 

I've tried that, even made a batch script to do it, but it doesn't fix anything. I have to go all the way in, right click the network adapter and say "diagnose." Is there a script or command or anything to do that?
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01 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I made this to Reset some Network Settings not sure about an Adapter Reset though


Network Posting Tips

Code:
@Echo on
pushd\windows\system32\drivers\etc
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
popd
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all


Attached Files
File Type: bat Reset.bat (233 Bytes, 529 views)
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01 Jun 2011   #6

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Not sure, but frankly I'm looking for an 'easy' button, here. I'd ultimately like to have an icon on my desktop which will reset my network adapter with a double click-- or hell, do it automatically when it figures out my internet is down. IF such a thing is possible with my limited Win 7 knowledge....
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01 Jun 2011   #7

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

I'm actually considering the purchase of a new network adapter as it's become such a PITA.
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01 Jun 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

What is the Model of your network adapter? It shouldn't just "drop" out every hour or so
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01 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium/Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
What is the Model of your network adapter? It shouldn't just "drop" out every hour or so
He's definitely got a point there. For me, it happens all the time, but it's my outer at home. I've just been too lazybusy to see if it's settings or swap it out for a different one.
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01 Jun 2011   #10

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

It's a Linksys AE1000 dual-band. And for the record, I live in a fairly open residential area, and have tried moving the adapter to other areas of the room/house, so I'm pretty sure interference isn't he issue. I've also tried all the channels of my router, and that also didn't help.
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