Trying To Figure Out This Internet Issue Problem With My Program

By TheJediSlayer
Aug 11, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I've been trying to figure out why ever since I did a repair install of my Windows XP, one particular program seems to not want to work properly anymore. The problem I’m having is that I can’t seem to get it to recognize that there is an active Internet connection. At first, I thought it was possibly a firewall or router issue, but I soon ruled those out as the causes when doing all of this did nothing to help my program connect to the Internet.

    The only probable cause I can see is that it’s trying to detect one of my inactive network connections, rather than the actual one that I’m currently using. I was curious if anyone had any suggestions as to how to make it recognize, if possible, the currently active connection instead.

    Thanks for any help on this puzzling question,

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    That did the trick. Thanks a bunch again. :)
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hey while you're at it, download Hosts File then unzip and run the batch file

    Then (copied from readme.txt)

    Then restart, and check your Internet (speed) again :)
  6. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    Ha. Ha. I already use that host file from I like it a lot, but ty non the less.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You are aware that WinSockFix removes it then?
    That's why I thought I'd post it (to do it again, if you haven't already)

    Anyway, I have nothing else to add here.

    All's good :)
  8. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 164

    I saw it replacing it with a diff. host file when it was working, but thanks for the heads up.
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    If you update the host file, it will not be 'seen' (or used) until either
    1. you reboot the system, or
    2. you recycle the DNS Client service
    If you're in Services.msc, then just stop and then start the process.

    Don't understand why one would set manual start on this critical process.
    Without it, you force the application to make a round trip to your ISP for every
    name request.
    Personally, I leave it AUTOSTART and just
    net stop "DNS Client"
    net start "DNS Client"​
    from a command prompt whenever I update the host file :)
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