UnKnown winsock error when compiling...

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    Question UnKnown winsock error when compiling...

    Hi, I new to network programming, and am starting off by making a console chat program. When I try and compile, it comes up with this error, and I don't understand whats going wrong. It happens when I try to initalize winsock, there is a small extract of my code if that helps...

    Code:
    WSADATA WsaDat;
    if (WSAStartup(MAKEWORD(1, 1), &WsaDat) != 0)
               {
                printf("WSA Initialization failed.");
               }
    And here is the error...
    Code:
    "Test.exe" -L"C:/Program Files/Dev-Cpp/lib"  
    test.o(.text+0x7a8):test.cpp: undefined reference to `WSAStartup@8'
    make.exe: *** [Test.exe] Error 1

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    You need to link to the winsock library. I believe the library file is libws2_32.a

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