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Solution for Winbox on Windows 2000

Mon May 30, 2011 11:07 am

When I tried to run Winbox on a Windows 2000 machine, I got the following error;
The procedure entry point freeaddrinfo could not be located in the dynamic link library WS2_32.DLL
This is the Winsock 2 library and support for freeaddrinfo wasn't added until Windows XP but there is a solution. You can download a modified WS2_32.DLL from here;

You only need to extract the compiled WS2_32.DLL from the dllfiles folder, then place the DLL in the same folder as the Winbox executable. Leave the original Windows DLL alone.

Winbox now runs on Windows 2000

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