Troubleshoot Common TCP/IP Errors
How To Troubleshoot Common TCP/IP Errors: Technology has spread vastly over the recent time period and the number of hours spent by an average human on technology has increased tremendously. Recent research on how many hours the average human spends on the internet has shown ridiculous figures – the figures are close to 11 hours per day.
Various applications and products are getting released daily. All of these applications and products run on their specific rules and principles. Just like them, internet connectivity works on certain principles and rules. These rules are technically named as “TCP/IP.”
How To Troubleshoot Common TCP/IP Errors
TCP/IP is a set rules/protocols which help in internet connectivity. These protocols once fulfilled, show a secure and usable internet connection. However, when they are not fulfilled, there are some errors which follow. Some of these errors will be discussed below, and we will also show how to fix them.
Know more about network protocols missing from the given link.
- Checking internet connectivity
The first thing one must consider before trying to fix TCP/IP errors is to check whether the internet connection has a problem or not. To check the internet connection, one must run a ping test on their computer.
A ping test is an internet package test where it sends data to a local server, receives it back and records the time it took to receive it. If no packets are received back, the internet connection has failed. To run a ping test, one must open Command Prompt and type “ping” on the application when it opens.
Troubleshoot missing protocols
Sometimes the users are flashed by the error “One or more missing protocols.” While the error clearly states that the missing protocols are where the error is at, no one looks at the protocols as no one ever manually goes on to uninstall the protocols. This error is fixed with a simple process which is: – Open Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Ethernet -> Change Adapter Settings. Once you’re in, locate the missing protocols and right-click them and choose “Properties” and install the protocols from there.
Blank IP Configuration
Blank IP configuration is a TCP/IP problem which occurs when the IP address is not assigned to the network. This problem can be fixed using Command Prompt on a Windows PC. For this, one must open a command prompt on their PC and type “ipconfig/all.” If the results show an empty set, IP addresses have not been assigned. To assign IP addresses properly, one must go through 2 command prompt steps which are:
- Step 1: On command prompt, type “ipconfig/release” and press Enter.
- Step 2: After the previous query is executed, type “ipconfig/renew” and press Enter.
Once these 2 steps are completed, the user can enter “ipconfig/all” again to check whether an IP address has now been assigned.
Flush DNS repairing
This fix is performed when the user is properly connected to a working internet network yet is unable to browse the internet to due to DNS troubles. DNS troubles are errors which occur on the internet server; here the users is flashed with the message “The webpage is not available” in their browser. To perform this fix, the following steps are followed:
- Step 1: On your PC, open Command Prompt.
- Step 2: Once opened, type “ipconfig/flushdns” and press Enter.
- Step 3: Then, follow the same steps followed in the “BLANK IP CONFIGURATION” column of the article.
The internet contains a large library of errors. Errors of new types are daily faced by users and troubleshot by the experts. TCP/IP contains a lot of errors in itself as well. However, in this article, we have enlisted some of the common errors faced by users and how to fix them manually.