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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:
In many networking issues we need to uninstall and reinstall TCP/IP protocol on our computer.

Steps to uninstall TCP/IP Protocol
Click on Start and go to Control panelOpen Network and Dial-up Connections or Network and Sharing CenterOpen Local Area Connection and Click on Properties

Uninstall TCP/IP: Click on Uninstall button to uninstall TCP/IP protocol on your computer. After this you should reboot your computer.

Install TCP/IP: Click on install button to do this. Do not forget to reboot your computer after completing the steps.Just like uninstalling TCP/IP Protocol on a …

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.

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

Login using your username and password

Now you need to verify termination process by filling your password

Now they will permanently disable your access to this account and put this account in deletion queue. Your account will be d…

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

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

After 30 seconds release pen tip from the reset button and wait till all three lights are steady
To lea…

Unresponsive Script- A Script On This Page May be Busy,It May Have Stopped Responding

For the last few days I have been getting one error message on Firefox while browsing. The error message is A script on this page may be busy, or it may have stopped responding. You can stop the script now, or you can continue to see if the script will complete. There are two buttons on the error message, continue and stop script. If we press continue button, Firefox start wait for the completion of the process. If we are not so patient, we can stop the code by pressing the second button. Reason for getting "Unresponsive Script" error message is the long time taken by it to execute than the expected time set in the Firefox configuration.

Solution To solve the unresponsive process error, we should increase the maximum time Firefox wait to declare a code unresponsive. It is because sometimes Mozilla decide a particular program is not responding before completing its process due to the lower time set to decide whether a process is working or not. To do this follow the steps bel…

Tata Docomo GPRS and 3G Settings For Android and Windows Phones

Tata Docomo offers GPRS and 3G services (3G service offers speed up to 21.1 Mbps)in India and this article is about enabling their GPRS settings on mobile phones irrespective of Android or Windows Phone. To activate GPRS on your mobile handset (both Windows Phone and Android Phone), you should recharge with the specific rate. In order to get Tata Docomo GPRS settings automatically on your mobile phone, you should type INTERNET and SMS to 52270. They will send you the default GPRS Internet settings and you need to save it on your handset. If the automatic settings doesn't arrive, you can manually set Docomo GPRS settings on your Android and Windows mobile phone by entering following details.

Manual Docomo GPRS Settings For Android and Windows Phones
Name : Tata Docomo Internet (You can change it if you want) APN : tata.docomo.internet Proxy : Not set Port : Not set Username : Not set Password : Not set MCC …

Port Forwarding in Nokia Siemens Residential Router

Nokia Siemens Residential Router provides inbuilt firewall protection from external intruders. It is good for the security of your home network but sometimes this may pose some issues. Certain network applications which work through specific ports may be blocked by this firewall. Default router firewall settings block all the communications though uncommon port numbers due to security precautions. So in order to ensure the smooth working of those devices and applications you need to forward  specific port numbers (though which the applications work) in your router. This article is specifically for Nokia Siemens Residential Router. Before proceeding to the steps you should ensure that you have the port numbers of the applications and the IP address of the computer in which the application runs.

How to Convert D-Link Wireless Router in to Bridge Mode

This article is about steps to convert D-Link Wireless Router in to Bridge mode. Here we configure D-Link wireless router in bridge mode to communicate with another WiFi router in order to connect two LAN networks. Here one router is in Access Point or in wireless router mode but the second one (D-Link ) will be in bridge mode which accepts a point to point communication only. It is important to remember that once we change D-Link router in to bridge mode, it will not connect to other WiFi clients and its Internet port also will be disabled. All the devices connected to the Ethernet ports of this device will be connected to the WiFi of the first  Router.

Steps to Change D-Link Wireless Router in to Bridge mode
Enable Bridge mode:

To learn more about this follow the link below. 
Manual Steps to Configure D-Link Device

Click on Manual Internet Connection Setup

Check Enable Wireless Bridge mode box and click on save settings

It starts rebooting and you will get following notification ab…

How to Remove Blogger Navbar from Your Blog

You may notice that in default blogger themes, you can see navbar on the top of your blog. This bar helps you to search important information or other blogs. However, it really affects the overall template perfection and sometimes you may wish for a method to don't show it. In case of customization if you feel a little uncomfortable with this blogger navigation bar, you can remove it. Previously you have to add some CSS/HTML edit to remove navbar but now blogspot offers a simple radio button to disable it. This tutorial explains how to remove navigation bar without editing the template by simply using the radio button provided by blogspot.

Steps to Disable Blogger Navbar Log on to Blogger Account

Click on Layout

Click on Edit button near Navbar

Select Off button and click on Save

The above tweak disable the default navigation bar from the top. If you do want this feature later, you can repeat the same steps and select the one which you want to display and click save. The navigation b…

How to Setup D-Link Wireless Router Manually

D-Link quick setup wizard is enough for an average user to setup his router but for advanced options it is better learn how to configure this device manually. This tutorial explains how to configure every models of D-Link wireless router manually for advanced features. Here we learn how to enable Internet access, WiFi and WiFi security. First step of this guide is to make sure you can go online with modem by connecting computer to the Ethernet port of the modem. If it is fine, disconnect the modem and connect computer to one of the LAN ports of D-Link Wireless Router using an Ethernet cable. Now power on the device.

Configure Broadband Access On D-Link Router Access Setup Page:

i. Type on Browser address bar and press enter.

ii. Enter user name admin and leave password field blank. Click on login to access setup page.

Click on Manual Internet Connection Setup

Select Internet Connection type:

Using the drop-down menu, you can select the Internet connection type you are usi…

Error 633 : The Modem is Already in Use or not Configured Properly

"Error 633 : The modem(or other connecting device) is already in use or not configured properly" is a possible error message you may receive while trying to access Internet using dial-up connection. If the modem driver installed on your computer is outdated or not compatible with the OS, you may receive this error message. Let us how how to fix this error.

How to Change COM Port Assigned to Modem on Your Computer

In many Modem related troubleshooting guides we provide the step release or change the COM port number assigned to the modem. Instead of repeating the same steps in multiple guides, it is better write a supporting article for our other network troubleshooting guides. In this tutorial we give step by step instructions to release or change the COM Port assigned to the modem on your computer.

Different Methods to Access Device Manager

Device Manager is an important feature in Windows where all hardware devices installed on your computer are listed. From here we can manage, check the status and settings of installed hardware devices. If you want to update the driver of an installed hardware or uninstall a device, this is the place. This guide explains various methods to access Device Manager on your computer. These methods are from DOS Prompt, Run and GUI. You can use these methods on Windows 8 to Windows XP computers.

1.Open Device Manager from Command Prompt
To do it from Command Prompt follow the steps below.
Click on Start and open Command Prompt

Type mmc devmgmt.msc on Command Prompt and Press enter

This will open Device Manager

2. Access Device Manager from Run window
open Run

Either you can open Run from Start menu or by pressing the keyboard combination [Microsoft button] and [R] button together.

Type mmc devmgmt.msc and click OK

If Run is not listed in Start menu you can open it by pressing both windows and R ke…

How to Show JavaScript or HTML Code on Blogger Blog Posts

When I started blogging I felt difficulty with showing codes (both JavaScript code and HTML code) on blog posts. When ever I type codes on posts, Blogger automatically starts interpreting it even if I select the option Show HTML literally under Blogger post settings options. So I was forced to show the codes as images rather than in text format. Then I realized a way to convert the script in to parsed form by converting certain characters of the code in to escape characters. After converting a script in to escaped version, we can show it on blog without having any trouble. This tutorial explains how to convert a script in to parsed form and show inside the blog posts.

How to Display Code on Blogger Posts In order to display codes on blogger blog you should convert them to escaped characters and show them under the HTML tag  pre as shown below.

<pre> code in escaped characters </pre>
Now let us check how to convert a script in to escaped form.

How to Convert HTML/Java Script…

Either you Specified a Destination Address that is not Valid or Remote Server is Down

"Error 769: Either you specified a destination address that is not valid, or your remote server is down" is a failure message you may receive when you are trying to go online using a PPPoE connection. According to Microsoft support this problem may occur if the network adapter installed on your computer is not turned on. There is another alert sharing the same error code 769. Both of them are related to PPPoE. Though the message displayed by them are different, solution to fix them are same. This tutorial explains all possible troubleshooting steps to fix this issue.
Quick Fix

As mentioned above, to fix Error 769: Either you specified a destination address that is not valid, or your remote server is down, we need to follow the troubleshooting steps provided in the link below. Though it is a different error message, the solution for both error messages is same.
How to Resolve Code 769

If the modem is configured in PPPoE, you should not configure Internet access in PPPoE on you…

The Requested Operation Requires Elevation (Run as Administrator)

If you are trying to access certain files or services, those need the elevated permission as a local administrator, you will receive an error message The requested operation requires elevation(Run as administrator). It is due to the continues efforts of Windows to protect the safety of user computer from unauthorized access to important services and applications by adding an extra layer of security which enforces users to run the application with administrative privileges only. This Windows feature is called User Access Control(UAC) which ensure user is accessing the program/service with necessary administrative rights. The error message you may receive if you are trying to access the application without sufficient administrative rights looks like one below.

Error 769: The Specified Destination is not Reachable

Today morning while connecting my PC to Internet using BSNL modem I received a message 'Error 769: The Specified destination is not reachable' and failed to access Internet. It seems like my computer was trying to connect through WAN miniport using PPPoE but failed to do so. So we can confirm this issue is related to PPPoE connection. This message shows additional buttons Redial, Cancel and More info and we can click on anyone of them. I clicked on redial but received the same failure message.

Possible Reasons for Getting Error 769 The major reason for "Error 769: The specified destination is not reachable" is wrongly configured network connection. If the network connection is configured as PPPoE for DHCP connection (means DHCP server is enabled on Modem), your computer will not be able to find the PPPoE server and you will get this message. Another possible reason is the disabled network card on your PC.

How to Fix Error 769 To fix Error 769: The specified destination i…

How to Reset Windows Socket - Winsock Reset

Winsock is acting as a standard interface between TCP/IP and the network applications installed in Windows. If the Windows Socket (winsock) corrupts you may face issues with network applications installed in your computer. The worst case is your computer may be blocked from accessing Internet. In order to fix this network issues you need to reset winsock. Winsock can be corrupted by the improper installation of any software or by malware infection. It is a supporting article for many of our network troubleshooting guides which include "winsock reset" as one of the troubleshooting steps.

How to Reset Winsock
Click on StartRun Command Prompt as Administrator: To reset Windows Socket you need to make sure the command prompt runs as administrator. To do this right click on command prompt icon and select "Run as administrator". To learn more about this click on the link below.
You Don't have Administrative Rights to Run the CommandType netsh winsock reset and press e…

Blogger Social Sharing Button is not Showing

Right now professional bloggers cannot avoid the impact of Social network and media sites to bring traffic to their blogs and websites. So adding a social sharing button on a website is necessary now a days. We can see many third party tools which offer the facility but now Blogger is also offering an official social sharing button for blogs in blogger platform. It helps to share the blog posts in social networks like Twitter,Google plus etc. Sharing blog posts in Google is very easy now by using this new inbuilt feature. This tutorial explains this new Google feature and how to utilize it to bring more traffic. How can we integrate this social share button on blogger blogs? It is as simple as to check the show Share button on page elements in layout.

How to Show Share Buttons in Blogger Blog If you like to activate this inbuilt future, follow the steps below.
Login to Blogger

Click on Layout

Click on Edit link in "Blog Posts"

Check "Show Share Buttons" and click on sav…

Consider Replacing Your Battery Alert on Battery Icon in Taskbar

Today morning, I have seen one new notification in Taskbar. It is a warning with a message "Consider replacing your battery" and the description with this warning is "There is a problem with your battery, so your computer might shut down suddenly". In addition to this error message I see one cross mark on the power cell icon and noticeable reduction in its life. To learn more about this new error, I opened Windows Mobility Center but there too the same message displayed. To launch Windows Mobility Center. follow the link below.
How to Access Windows Mobility Center

According to Windows support, if Power Cell is working with less than 40% of its original capacity, we will see this warning. Other possible reasons for the warning "Consider Replacing your Battery" are:
Laptop is not Designed for the current Windows version

Power cell full charge capacity is less than 40% of original capacity

Wrong Power Cell Settings in your computer

Possible BIOS error in repo…

Show Post Summaries on Blogger Blog Home Page

Just like what we see in WordPress blogs, blogger also supports showing summaries of published posts on home page with"read more" links to the original post. When I started blogging, I was confused whether I should show multiple posts on home page or single post. That time Blogger had not introduced the "After the Jump" feature. So showing multiple articles on home page was not a good idea at that time. The jump feature lets you display the summary (or the first paragraph) of published articles on home page. The major benefit of this feature is the non requirement to change any HTML changes by yourself. All you need to do is, just select the position of jump in text editor (in content) and the article part till that jump will be shown in home page. To read content after this jump position, reader should click on "read more" link displayed below the summary.

Steps to Display Post Summaries on Home
To display the published articles summaries on blog home…

How to Configure Idea 4G & 3G on Android Phone -APN Settings

When you activate Idea GPRS, 4G or 3G Internet on your Android phone, your phone will receive the automatic settings. However, sometimes you may need to configure the Access Point and GPRS settings for Idea (both GSM second and third generation) connection manually on your Android phone. In case if you delete the previous configuration, it is better know how to setup the same settings again by yourself. A wrong Access Point Name can stop you from accessing their mobile broadband service. Otherwise after deleting the existing APN for Idea 3G or GPRS you may need to re-insert the SIM again to get automatic settings from them. If you know the manual configuration steps, you can avoid that hardware procedure. If you are looking for the steps to get maximum speed from Idea 4G, you may click the link below and follow the instructions. The below hack will increase the Idea 4G data transfer speed.

Boost Idea 4G Data Transfer Speed

Steps to Configure Idea 4G/ GPRS/ 3G on Android Click on Applic…

A Runtime Error has Occurred. Do you Wish to Debug ?

"A Runtime error has occurred. Do you wish to debug ?" is an Internet Explorer error message you may receive while opening certain websites in it. Along with this error message you may see the line number where this error happened and the nature of the error. This error message can come due to following reasons.
Bad Website programmingHardware of Software issues in your computer
According to Microsoft support this error can come due to possible hardware or software issues which prevent browser from working correctly. In addition to the computer related problem, faulty website programing also plays a big role in this error.

How to Fix this error
In order to fix "A Runtime error has occurred. Do you wish to debug?", we should disable Script debugging in Internet Explorer. To do script debugging manually, follow the steps provided in the link below.

How to Disable Script Debugging in Internet Explorer

Please note that I wrote the above article to fix another error. So…

How to Enable Flow Control on Network Adapter

In some Network Adapter and Connection related troubleshooting we need to either enable or disable flow control property of the adapter. This article is a supporting article for our other network troubleshooting guides. Before going to the steps to change flow control property of the adapter, let us define what is flow control. If a Network Adapter receives input frames more than it can handle, without flow control enabled option, you may witness frame loss/ packet drop. It is because sender is not getting information about the possible frame loss and it will not stop sending packets. With flow control enabled option, your Network Adapter will be able to send pause frame which tells the sender (sender of frames to our NIC) to pause the transmission until its buffer is free. So if your NIC is not a high speed one, while connecting to high speed network, you may need to enable Flow Control property to avoid packet loss.

How to Change Icon Size and Font Size in Windows 7

Depends on the resolution and screen clarity, you may need to adjust the icon and font size in Windows 7 for the better view. Some times the default text size may be difficult to read and you may need to increase it to overcome this difficulty. In low resolution screen you may need to reduce the font and icon size to fit the entire page on screen. Some times to make it easier to read what on screen you may need to increase it. This article tells how to adjust the font and icon size in a Windows 7 computer. Though it is a Windows 7 tutorial, you can use the same set of instructions for Windows 8 laptops.

Steps to Adjust Icon and Font Size Click on Start

Click on Control Panel

Click on Display

Select the size

If you are facing issues with reading text due to its smaller form, select the radio button near medium or high. If you are facing issue to fit items on screen, you may need to select smaller measurement. I means if the text is small and you are facing trouble with reading it, you must…

The Last Address Book Operation Did not Succeed due to a Server error (Error code: -40402)

I am not using Yahoo Messenger (YM) very often but at least keep a relation with my old Yahoo chat contacts most are from my college days. This time I ended up with a failure message while trying to delete an old chat contact to update his new chat ID. The error message I received while trying to delete Yahoo messenger contact is "The last address book operation did not succeed due to a server error (error code: -40402)". I tried to log out and login to check whether the contact was deleted from the address list. It was still there and the delete operation I did is a failure.

Reasons for Code 40402
In support forums many users say error 40402 occurs when you attempt to delete a contact, which had been added in yahoo email, from messenger. Another reason for "The last address book operation did not succeed due to a server error (error code: -40402) " is actually that address already deleted but some how shown in messenger contact list. So when you attempt to delete …

Common Reasons For Google AdSense Application Rejection

Yesterday I have seen one comment from a reader asking the procedure participate Google advertisement program. He is trying hard to get AdSense account for his blog but Google rejects his applications every time. Most time he gets different reasons from them and he is not sure what is the exact reason for this continues denial. Every time after applying for AdSense account, he receives an email telling him his application is rejected due to following reasons "Insufficient Content" , "After reviewing your application, our specialists have found that it does not meet our program criteria" "Page type" etc... Though I am not a PPC guru (still trying hard to understand the working of this PPC system) in my best of understanding one website should have following qualities before applying for AdSense.

Tips to Get Your Website Approve By Google AdSense It should be updated regularly

Quality unique content

Reasonable domain age

Genuine website(not MFA [Made For Ad…

Backward Compatibility Check Of 802.11a/b/g with 802.11n

Today I received an email from one of my blog reader asking if Wireless G Router is backward compatible with wireless N Access Point. He is planning to purchase a new IEEE802.11n Access Point to expand his home network. Right now he is using IEEE802.11 G router but it is unable to transmit signals to his computers situated at different floor. He knows without using a range expander or AP, he cannot extend the signals to different floor. From range expander and AP, he selects AP because of its extra benefits. He is attracted with the higher speed of n standard but it is costly compared to 802.11g AP. He is worried because even if he spends money to by 802.11n Access Point, will it work properly with devices in his network. Right now most of the devices in his network are 802.11g standard.

Wireless N is backward compatible with wireless G 802.11n is backward compatible with its predecessors. Wireless n works properly with 11a/b/g standards. Right now let us examine the g …