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Fix for loss of internet after Parallels upgrade

Seems like with every few builds of Parallels something stops working and the program owners are left to scratch their heads and wonder what to do while the developers pay little attention.

This last upgrade (to build 5608) completely killed my internet connection on my tower, and slowed it to a crawl on my laptop. Reboots to Windows and Parallels and the Mac did nothing. After rooting around for too long in the forums an old solution of running ipconfig release/renew ended up working for this problem:

To run ipconfig release/renew by going to the Start menu and selecting "Run..." which will open up the command terminal.

Then type:

cmd (then hit enter)

Then type:

ipconfig /release (then hit enter)

Then type:

ipconfig /renew (then hit enter)

The original forum post can be found here: http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?p=102057#post102057

Posted by Aaron R. Deutsch on July 29, 2008 | Comments (0)