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PING: Transmit failed. General Failure - Reasons and Solution

Yesterday I faced issues with connecting to Internet and while checking network connectivity, I received one error message. The error message I received was "PING: Transmit failed. General Failure" and all the packets sent from command prompt were lost. I received that error message while trying to ping loopback address from my Windows computer. I tried to ping a different loopback address, but the result was same. I fixed the issue by following a set of steps and this tutorial is completely based on those troubleshooting steps. Since this issue is very common, I believe sharing the method I followed may help those who experience the same error message PING: Transmit failed. General Failure.

Before going to the details, I suggest you to read the below tutorial if you are experiencing slower broadband speed on your PC.
Broadband Hack To Improve Speed

This is the output I received when I ping loopback address.

C:\Users\sijugk>ping 172.0.0.21 Pinging 172.0.0.21 with 32 by…

Error 718: The Connection was Terminated because the Remote Computer did not Respond in a timely manner

Yesterday night while trying to access Internet, I received one error message and failed to access Internet. The error message is " Error 718: The Connection was Terminated because the Remote Computer did not Respond in a timely manner". I am using Tata Photon Plus to access Internet from my laptop. Network Connection Prompt gives two options either redial or cancel the connection. I tried redial but right after the authentication process, I received the same Error 718. The error message seems like the modem is trying to authenticate the connection but the remove server/computer seems stopped responding to the modem request. This is how the error 718 message looks like.



Reasons for Error 718

The major reason for "Error 718:The Connection was Terminated because the Remote Computer did not Respond in a timely manner" is the modem driver issues. Either the modem driver we are using is outdated or misconfigured. We get this error message when our computer is expecting a…