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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Troubleshooting and Testing Network Settings

Windows Vista includes many tools for troubleshooting and testing TCP/IP connectivity. This section looks at automated diagnostics, basic tests that you should perform whenever you install or modify a computer’s network settings, and techniques for resolving difficult networking problems involving DHCP and DNS. The final section shows you how to perform detailed network diagnostics testing.

Diagnosing and Resolving Local Area Connection Problems

Occasionally network cables can get unplugged or the network adapter might experience a problem that temporarily prevents it from working. After you plug the cable back in, or solve the adapter problem, the connection should automatically reconnect. You can diagnose ...

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