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Troubleshooting Network Connectivity Issues in Windows XP

Where to Start
Basic L2TP/IPSec Troubleshooting in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314831 -  This article provides information to help you troubleshoot Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) and Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) in Windows XP.

General Troubleshooting for IEEE 1394 Devices and Host Controllers 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314873 - This article lists basic steps for troubleshooting Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) 1394 devices and host controllers.

How to Troubleshoot Possible Causes of Internet Connection Problems 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314095 - This article describes ways to diagnose and resolve issues that can cause problems when you try to use an Internet browser, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), or Telnet to communicate with servers on the Internet.

How to Troubleshoot TCP/IP Connectivity with Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314067 - There are utilities that can provide useful information when you are trying to determine the cause of TCP/IP networking problems under Windows XP. This article lists recommendations for using these utilities to diagnose network problems. Although this list is not complete, the list does provide examples that show how you can use these utilities to track down problems on the network.

How to Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connections in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 313242 - Windows XP supports 802.11b wireless networking with the Wireless Zero Configuration service. With 802.11b wireless networking, you can enable easy configuration and switching between wireless networks. To use this support, you need a wireless network adapter that is compatible with Windows XP.

How to Use TRACERT to Troubleshoot TCP/IP Problems in Windows 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314868 - This article describes TRACERT (Trace Route), a command-line utility that you can use to trace the path that an Internet Protocol (IP) packet takes to its destination.

How to Write an LMHOSTS File for Domain Validation and Other Name Resolution Issues Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314108 - There may be instances when you experience name resolution issues on your TCP/IP-based network and you need to use an LMHOSTS file to resolve NetBIOS names. This article describes how to create an LMHOSTS file to aid in name resolution domain validation. For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see Q180094

Inbound Connections Limit in Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314882 - At a computer that is running Windows XP, when you attempt to connect to another Windows XP computer, you may receive the following error message:

Known Bugs and  Issues:
"Ping: Transmit Failed, Error Code 65" Error Message When You Attempt to Ping Another Computer 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 316414 - When you attempt to verify network connectivity with another computer on the local network or on the Internet by using the TCP/IP Ping.exe command-line utility, you may receive a command-line error message similar to the following:

Problems When the Autoenrollment Feature Cannot Reach an Active Directory Domain Controller 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 310461 - The following Event ID 15 error entries are logged at 8-hour intervals in the Application event log:

SSL Connection Does Not Work on Windows XP 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 314864 - When you connect to a Web server by using a self-signed Server Certificate over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection, Microsoft Internet Explorer may generate an error message that indicates that the server could not be found, and Internet

Windows XP: TCP/IP Functionality and Internet Connectivity Are Disrupted When You Uninstall McAfee Personal Firewall 
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 316522 - After you uninstall McAfee Personal Firewall, one or more of the following issues may occur:

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