Getting Error 720 While Making a Dial-up Connection

Yesterday while making a dial-up connection on my laptop it showed an error message Error 720: A connection to the remote computer could not be established. While searching for the possible reasons and solution for error 720, I found following information. Some of the reasons to get this error message are weak signal, Loose contact of the modem, corrupted TCP/IP protocol etc. If you ever see this error message, I hope the following troubleshooting guide will help you to resolve it.

How to Uninstall and Reinstall TCP/IP Protocol

Uninstalling TCP/IP on your computer is another supporting article for our major network troubleshooting guides. Before going to the steps to uninstall TCP/IP protocol we should understand what is TCP/IP. TCP/IP is a protocol suit, combination of a set of protocols which are necessary for establishing communication between computers through a network. Major protocols in TCP/IP suit are:
  • 1. TCP
  • 2. UDP
  • 3. IP
  • 4.ICMP
  • 5. DHCP

How to Delete My Yahoo Messenger Account

I hope you heard the news about closing of Yahoo Messenger public chat rooms. Some of the loyal users of Yahoo messenger service(YM) are angry about this and one user wrote me to share steps to delete YM accounts. What ever the reasons, if you are not interested to continue your Yahoo account, Yahoo provides an option to delete it. However, the most important point to remember is, you cannot delete YM account alone. Only option is to delete entire features associated. So I recommend to use different alias if you are no longer interested in disclosing your real ID. If you are determined to delete entire Yahoo account, you can follow the steps provided below.

  1. Go to Yahoo Account Termination page by click on the link below

  2. Login using your username and password

  3. Now you need to verify termination process by filling your password

  4. Now they will permanently disable your access to this account and put this account in deletion queue. Your account will be deleted after 90 days.

Points to Remember
  1. If you are using any premium service, you have to cancel them before you start delete process.

  2. Even if you delete the Yahoo account, it is still in their server for 90 days

This 90 days delay in complete removal is to prevent users doing fraudulent activities using their service. For example if one particular user use his messenger account to do any malicious or fraudulent activity may close his YM profile once his task is completed. Once his profile is removed from the server, he can assure safety from getting caught for his works. However, this 90 days delay is enough for legal authorities to track his user ID and the IP address used to create and manage that ID.

The above steps are enough to remove your YM profile. If you are looking for services which shows whether your current contacts are invisible or offline, click on the link below. The steps and tools provided in that tutorial will help you understand the current real status of your contacts.
Check Whether Your Contact is Invisible or Offline

Have you ever think about find out whether the location mentioned by your YM contact is correct? Theoretically it is possible to find out the actual location of your contact. To learn how, click on the link below.
How to Find the Location of Your YM Contact

Once I received an error with Yahoo messenger, not related to termination, while starting messenger. The below link leads to the solution and reasons of that error.
Runtime Error- has Requested Runtime to Terminate

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How to Reset Linksys Router

Linksys router comes with a reset button and it is very much needed if you want to reset the current configuration. Linksys router does not comes with a password recovery wizard and the only way to claim access to the setup page is by resetting the current password you forgot. Another common reason to perform reset is to fix connectivity issues due to the faulty configuration and you are unable to find the exact wrong setting made. In that case you need to reset the router to factory default and start it from the beginning. So the major reasons for performing it are;
  • Forgot Linksys Router password

  • To recover from faulty  configuration

  • Part of the firmware upgrading process

Steps to Reset Linksys Wireless Router
  1. Hold Reset button for 30 seconds by using pen tip. You can find reset button on the rear side of Linksys router.

  2. Make sure Power button, Internet button and WLAN button are blinking

  3. After 30 seconds release pen tip from the reset button and wait till all three lights are steady

To learn more about different methods to reset a device, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Reset a Modem

After resetting your Linksys router, you need to configure it again. It is because while resetting, the previous configuration saved will be removed. So to reconfigure it, follow the instructions provided in the link below.
How to Setup Linksys Wireless Devices

Recovering Lost Linksys Router Password

While I was working as a network support engineer for SOHO department, many queries were related to the recovery of Linksys router passwords set by the users themselves. The real problem with Linksys router is, if we lost the custom password set, there is no way to recover it. Only option remains is to reset the device and reconfigure it. If you have lost login password of your Linksys router, I suggest you to follow the instructions provided in the link below.
I Lost Router Login Password

One common trouble users find after resetting their Linksys router is, issues with playing online games or running-troubles with Internet programs. It is because the previously opened ports are again blocked due to the reset. In order to fix it we need to open the same ports again. Following link leads to the steps to forward ports.
How to Open Ports on Linksys Firewall

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