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Repair option for internet connection?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    Hi

    In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon
    there was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially
    disconnected, flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.

    This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to bring
    it back?

    Thanks, Jeff
     
  2. Skipai Otter

    Skipai Otter Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:8G1an.21148$Fe4.5568@newsfe21.iad...
    > Hi
    >
    > In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon there
    > was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially disconnected,
    > flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.
    >
    > This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to bring
    > it back?
    >
    > Thanks, Jeff


    Click the network icon on taskbar, then click open network and sharing
    centre and then scroll down. Click on troubleshoot problems.

    Win7 will then close and repair the connection and do it's various flush
    cache etc before restarting it.

    --
    Skipai
     
  3. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    news:8G1an.21148$Fe4.5568@newsfe21.iad...
    > Hi
    >
    > In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon there
    > was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially disconnected,
    > flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.
    >
    > This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to bring
    > it back?
    >
    > Thanks, Jeff



    Right-click on the Connection icon>select Troubleshoot Problems.
    The process takes much longer in Windows 7 than the equivalent Repair did in
    XP. Not an improvement at all.

    Grenou
     
  4. Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com

    Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com Flightless Bird

    On 2/3/2010 5:02 AM, Grenou wrote:
    >
    >
    > <Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:8G1an.21148$Fe4.5568@newsfe21.iad...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon
    >> there was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially
    >> disconnected, flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.
    >>
    >> This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to
    >> bring it back?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Jeff

    >
    >
    > Right-click on the Connection icon>select Troubleshoot Problems.
    > The process takes much longer in Windows 7 than the equivalent Repair
    > did in XP. Not an improvement at all.
    >
    > Grenou

    Thank you both. I agree it seems a move backwards.

    I suspect one of the experts could recreate the XP "Repair" option using
    a desktop shortcut to a batch file that works faster.

    Jeff
     
  5. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:02:20 -0000, "Grenou"
    <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:

    >
    >
    ><Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >news:8G1an.21148$Fe4.5568@newsfe21.iad...
    >> Hi
    >>
    >> In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon there
    >> was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially disconnected,
    >> flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.
    >>
    >> This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to bring
    >> it back?
    >>
    >> Thanks, Jeff

    >
    >
    >Right-click on the Connection icon>select Troubleshoot Problems.
    >The process takes much longer in Windows 7 than the equivalent Repair did in
    >XP. Not an improvement at all.


    It probably got buried because they figured it was rarely used. Case
    in point, I've been using XP since it came out and have never needed
    to use the Repair function. (All of the IP info is statically
    configured throughout my home network.)
     
  6. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:63bjm5l2o33m109dpehibh1t9hr6osli6j@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:02:20 -0000, "Grenou"
    > <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >><Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >>news:8G1an.21148$Fe4.5568@newsfe21.iad...
    >>> Hi
    >>>
    >>> In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon
    >>> there
    >>> was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially
    >>> disconnected,
    >>> flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.
    >>>
    >>> This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to bring
    >>> it back?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks, Jeff

    >>
    >>
    >>Right-click on the Connection icon>select Troubleshoot Problems.
    >>The process takes much longer in Windows 7 than the equivalent Repair did
    >>in
    >>XP. Not an improvement at all.

    >
    > It probably got buried because they figured it was rarely used. Case
    > in point, I've been using XP since it came out and have never needed
    > to use the Repair function. (All of the IP info is statically
    > configured throughout my home network.)
    >


    On my previous computer, I used it quite a bit.
    So I am very familiar with it :)

    Grenou
     
  7. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:25:01 -0000, "Grenou"
    <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:63bjm5l2o33m109dpehibh1t9hr6osli6j@4ax.com...
    >> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:02:20 -0000, "Grenou"
    >> <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>><Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >>>news:8G1an.21148$Fe4.5568@newsfe21.iad...
    >>>> Hi
    >>>>
    >>>> In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon
    >>>> there
    >>>> was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially
    >>>> disconnected,
    >>>> flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.
    >>>>
    >>>> This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to bring
    >>>> it back?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks, Jeff
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Right-click on the Connection icon>select Troubleshoot Problems.
    >>>The process takes much longer in Windows 7 than the equivalent Repair did
    >>>in
    >>>XP. Not an improvement at all.

    >>
    >> It probably got buried because they figured it was rarely used. Case
    >> in point, I've been using XP since it came out and have never needed
    >> to use the Repair function. (All of the IP info is statically
    >> configured throughout my home network.)
    >>

    >
    >On my previous computer, I used it quite a bit.
    >So I am very familiar with it :)


    Just curious, what problem were you using it to solve? Did you have
    some failing hardware, for example?
     
  8. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:72djm5p8et53dral625uueuj39210c0m64@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:25:01 -0000, "Grenou"
    > <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >>"Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    >>news:63bjm5l2o33m109dpehibh1t9hr6osli6j@4ax.com...
    >>> On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:02:20 -0000, "Grenou"
    >>> <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>><Jeff@couldbeinvalid.com> wrote in message
    >>>>news:8G1an.21148$Fe4.5568@newsfe21.iad...
    >>>>> Hi
    >>>>>
    >>>>> In XP when I right clicked on the taskbar's internet connection icon
    >>>>> there
    >>>>> was an option to "repair" the connection. This essentially
    >>>>> disconnected,
    >>>>> flushed the various caches, and then reconnected.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> This option is not available in my W 7 taskbar. Is there a way to
    >>>>> bring
    >>>>> it back?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks, Jeff
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>Right-click on the Connection icon>select Troubleshoot Problems.
    >>>>The process takes much longer in Windows 7 than the equivalent Repair
    >>>>did
    >>>>in
    >>>>XP. Not an improvement at all.
    >>>
    >>> It probably got buried because they figured it was rarely used. Case
    >>> in point, I've been using XP since it came out and have never needed
    >>> to use the Repair function. (All of the IP info is statically
    >>> configured throughout my home network.)
    >>>

    >>
    >>On my previous computer, I used it quite a bit.
    >>So I am very familiar with it :)

    >
    > Just curious, what problem were you using it to solve? Did you have
    > some failing hardware, for example?
    >


    My previous computer was a little temperamental. .. :)
    The router is in my husband's office.
    I mostly use the desktop computer and the laptop was next to it, ready to
    use when the desktop decided not to work, but not switched on all the time,
    thank goodness.
    Both using XP.
    The connection would fail on the desktop, but not on the laptop.
    The desktop had a dongle attached (same one I use now) and the laptop has
    everything built-in.

    I am sure there is an explanation, but we never discovered what it was!

    Grenou
     
  9. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 3 Feb 2010 18:17:32 -0000, "Grenou"
    <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:

    >"Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:72djm5p8et53dral625uueuj39210c0m64@4ax.com...
    >>
    >> Just curious, what problem were you using it to solve? Did you have
    >> some failing hardware, for example?

    >
    >My previous computer was a little temperamental. .. :)
    >The router is in my husband's office.
    >I mostly use the desktop computer and the laptop was next to it, ready to
    >use when the desktop decided not to work, but not switched on all the time,
    >thank goodness.
    >Both using XP.
    >The connection would fail on the desktop, but not on the laptop.
    >The desktop had a dongle attached (same one I use now) and the laptop has
    >everything built-in.
    >
    >I am sure there is an explanation, but we never discovered what it was!
    >
    >Grenou


    Ok, thanks for indulging me. :)
     

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