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Postby OhMyGod » Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:48 pm

Microsoft Windows XP SP2 installs a file that limits your Internet connections. This can cause problems with many file sharing networks and download connections.. Follow the directions below to substitute a file that allows unlimited connections

When you use Windows File Explorer, make sure hidden files are displayed. From the command menu select File > Tools > Folder Options > View tab. Under the folder Hidden files and folders make sure the option Show hidden files and folders is selected. Click OK when done.

Print this page for easy reference.
Download the new tcpip.sys driver file.
Right click this new file link: tcpipnew.sys
Click the 'Save As' command.
Select the following directory to the save the file to: c:\windows\system32\drivers (or use winnt instead of windows).
Edit the saved file name to be "tcpipnew.sys"
Click Save.
Reboot your PC.
Push F8 on Windows start-up
The Windows start-up menu will display. Choose Safe Mode.
After Windows has fully started in Safe Mode, start Windows Explorer. Navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers.
Click on the file tcpip.sys to select it. From the command menu select File and then Rename. Edit the file name to tcpip-original.sys and hit Enter.
Click on the file tcpipnew.sys to select it. Press Control-C to copy the file.
Press Control-V to paste the file. It should display a new file name of 'Copy of tcpipnew.sys' (or something similar based on your preferences).
Click on 'Copy of tcpipnew.sys' to select it. From the command menu select File and then Rename. Edit the file name to tcpip.sys and hit Enter.
Reboot your PC in normal mode. You're done!
Troubleshooting.

Windows may revert the tcpip system file to the original file. This can happen if you didn't boot into safe mode, you or Windows do a System Restore, or with certain system software.

Start Windows Explorer and navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers.
Compare the file date/time/size of tcpip.sys against tcpipnew.sys and tcpip-original.sys. If tcpip.sys matches tcpip-original.sys the file has reverted.
Follow the instructions above again to copy tcpipnew.sys to tcpip.sys. Do not use System Restore.
Windows may have multiple copies of tcpip.sys and use one of those copies instead of the new file in the drivers folder.

Start Windows Explorer and navigate to c:\windows.
Click Search on the Explorer Toolbar. Click 'All File and Folders' in answer to what you want to search for. Enter 'tcpip' in the Search entry box for all or part of the file name. Click More Advanced Options. Make sure Search system folders and Search hidden files and folders both have checkmarks. Click Search.
Look for copies of tcpip.sys that match the date/time/size of tcpip-original.sys.
If you find matching copies, write down the associated file directories. Follow the instructions above to reboot in safe mode and start Windows Explorer.
For each matching copy, go to the associated file directory, Click on the file tcpip.sys to select it. From the command menu select File and then Rename. Edit the file name to tcpip-original.sys and hit Enter.
When done with matching copies, reboot your PC in normal mode.


Download Link http://www.p2pfiles.com/sw/tcpipnew.sys

This is only recommend for experienced advanced computer users.


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Postby Fowler » Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:09 am

Thanks, that's sure to help all those who have such problems.

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Postby SlyckChuck » Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:23 am

The problem with sp2 is the fact that it re writes your drivers. If it is messed up, your only solution is to reinstall your windows application. Drastic? Yes. It is better than re formatting though. I steer clear of sp2 and advise others the same. It aint foolproof and could cause more problems than it solves.
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Postby Vulture » Sun Nov 28, 2004 9:51 am

There's a program available from http://www.lvllord.de that seems to have a more painless install of the patch through an automated patcher. Although I'd shy away from changing windows files unless you are really having problems.
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Postby johngalt » Sun Jan 02, 2005 4:04 am

I know this hasn't been touched in a long time, but here is my $.02:

If you follow the method outlined and have a benefit from the P2P then you are set. Almost.

Next, manually create a System Restore point (even if you have it disabled - enable it and create one) and then use Disk Cleanup to remove all System Restore points except the most recent (that being the one you just created).

DO THIS ONLY IF YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR SYSTEM AS IT IS RUNNING RIGHT NOW - IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE LAST MONTH AT ALL. Once you delete those restore points, they are gone for good.
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Postby RottenFoxBreath » Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:23 pm

^^ to take that further,i installed ghost on my pc,and backed it up,fresh install,programmes i wanted,drivers sorted,a brief test,happy-then backed it up to a dvd-r.
every month or 2 do the same again,minuse the fresh install,as after the 20-30 mins it takes to install agin off the dvd,its like i was never away,great for those crap "somethings fooked my system up moments."

but i must say,ive not had that problem with sp2 yet.
many downloads and uploads going,and its not pissed me off so far. :wink:
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Postby bmh67wa » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:21 am

I have used the patch from the lvllord website and it does as advertised. I used it soon after I upgraded to SP2 as I run an OpenNap server and was experiencing connection issues. On the last "patch Tuesday" though I installed the latest "security" updates from MS. Now let me tell you that before I install or update anything on this PC I always create a Restore point. While many people criticize this feature it has yet to fail me. Anyway, I installed the updates, rebooted and noticed that those dreaded connection issues came back. It had been months since I had ran the patch and almost forgot about it until I read this sticky again. Thanks everyone! I checked out the TCPIP.SYS file with the patch and, sure enough, the file had been changed back to the default sockets number of 10. To make sure of this I Restored my PC to the point I saved earlier and ran the patch program and it was back to 100 again - the setting I had previously set. I'm not sure if anyone else has seen this issue but if you are having problems with some of your filesharing programs you might want to check this out if you have done any Winblows updates recently.
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Re: Service Pack 2 Connection Fix

Postby king » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:51 am

OhMyGod wrote:Microsoft Windows XP SP2 installs a file that limits your Internet connections. This can cause problems with many file sharing networks and download connections..


This notice is totally WRONG, don't patch because it's dangerous and useless :!:

See below:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodte ... .mspx#EIAA

"The TCP/IP stack now limits the number of simultaneous incomplete outbound TCP connection attempts. After the limit has been reached, subsequent connection attempts are put in a queue and will be resolved at a fixed rate. Under normal operation, when applications are connecting to available hosts at valid IP addresses, no connection rate-limiting will occur. When it does occur, a new event, with ID 4226, appears in the system’s event log."
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Postby Widdle » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:56 pm

I have never noticed any connection problems and I run a WinMX primary that regularly manages 25 to 30+ connections. This will effect, apparently, the number of half-open connections you can have at once. This only really matters in BT (I think). In BitComet, the max half-open number is automatically set to 10, apparently because of this. I suppose if you wanted to be able to have more, you could do this, but I don't see it affecting my system performance at all.
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Postby carcassfan » Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:40 pm

that patch is over rated. Personally, I saw 0 performance gain. I think the psychological effect it has is better than the physical one :wink:
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Re: Service Pack 2 Connection Fix

Postby schitauri » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:56 pm

OhMyGod wrote:This is only recommend for experienced advanced computer users.
Sure is! OMG indeed!
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Postby firestorm9377 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:22 pm

i recently tryed warez p2p, witch comes with a patch. Should i do what Oh my god said or leave it alone?
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Postby carcassfan » Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:24 pm

if it aint broke dont fix it.
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