Anyone else getting this error trying to run Windows Live Messenger (I’ve tried v8.0 and 8.1) under Windows Vista? If you are here is how to fix it:
The key is to disable "Auto-Tuning" of the packets that Windows Vista does by default.
– Click Start, All Programs
– Right-Click Command Prompt
– Click Run As Administrator
– Type the following: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
– Press Enter
– Close Command Prompt Window
– Restart your computer
This worked for me, and seems to have greatly speeded up my networking in the process – I’m now back to transfering files over the network at higher speeds again, another side-effect of Vista trying to be too clever.
Lots of other users have also reported this error, particularly when using a Netgear DG834/DG834G Router, and another possible cause is that the router firmware needs to be rolled back to version 3.01.29 (Thanks Microsoft TechNet
– 01/02/2007 17:54:17
Thanks for this Richard, this error is driving me nuts under Vista RC1 on my laptop using our dg834gt router 🙂
G M0N3Y – 02/02/2007 09:49:46
Thanks very much, this was the answer to my hair loss, 🙂
theres a pint of beer with your name on it in my local
Brinley Ford – 13/02/2007 10:42:02
Thanks for that Richard,works for me. Well done.
Gary Hook – 30/05/2007 19:10:46
Thank you so so much! Works a treat.
davidjhall – 20/06/2007 11:27:23
Thanks very much, your solution worked without rebooting pc. Running vista home premium, recent upgrade, through Netgear DG834G wireless router.
– 19/09/2007 09:10:57
Many thanks for this, I was going absolutely nuts trying to solve this problem and had tried many "solutions" on the web but this is only one that worked. I have a DG834G router as well so doubt it is any coincidence!