Solved Restart network without reboot

August 16, 2005 at 05:48:26
Specs: Linux/XP, 3/1

Does XP have a way to restart the network service without rebooting?
What I'm looking for is something equivalent to what you can do with Linux, where if you make any changes to the networking settings, you can stop and restart networking by issuing a network restart command. No reboot required.

The reason I need this is because I have to periodically connect to a customer's VPN. After disconnecting from the VPN, I cannot browse my local network until I reboot.

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August 16, 2005 at 10:47:08

You can try this. Go into the network connections area where it should list "Local Area Network" and right-click on it and pick "disable" then do the same and re-enable it.

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August 16, 2005 at 15:13:43

There is a new function called "Repair". It does a number of good network things that help usually.

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August 31, 2005 at 22:15:49
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Restarting network under Windows XP is a 2 step process as there is no restart option in the net command under the command prompt:

net stop netman
net start netman

Cool beans!

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