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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Troubleshooting TCP/IP Problems

TCP/IP is the default communications protocol of the internet; in Windows Vista it’s installed and configured automatically and cannot be removed. Most of the time, your TCP/IP connection should just work, without requiring any manual configuration. When you encounter problems with TCP/IP-based networks, such as an inability to connect with other computers on the same network or difficulty connecting to external websites, the problems may be TCP/IP-related. You’ll need at least a basic understanding of how this protocol works before you can figure out which tool to use to uncover the root of the problem.

Checking for Connection Problems

Anytime your network refuses to send and receive data properly, your first troubleshooting ...

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