7. Troubleshooting Your Network

In This Chapter

Troubleshooting a network that has turned into a “notwork”

Taking advantage of Windows’ built-in network repair tool

Diagnosing the problem with the help of the PING command

Running through a few tried-and-true network solutions

Solving cable conundrums

Troubleshooting wireless weirdness

Networking can be a complex, arcane topic that taxes the patience of all but the most dedicated wireheads (an affectionate pet name often applied to network hackers and gurus). There are so many hardware and software components to deal with that networks often seem like accidents looking for a place to happen. If your network has become a “notwork,” this chapter offers a few solutions that might help. ...

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