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XP internet connection, error 720, please help me!

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  • Windows XP
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August 25, 2008 4:23:25 AM

hi all,

recently i have met a problem of internet connection. i just changed to use my senior PC, but i now can't connect to the internet through the connection i made by XP. strange things is simply create a connection then can connect on other PC.
situation:
after i create a connection, set number to dial to *99#, and disable IP header compression. then when i connect it, always failed at "Registering your computer on the network". so then Error is: Error 720, A connection to the remote computer could not be established.

any expert can give a a guide? thanks!

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August 29, 2008 12:52:08 PM

Are you on cable, dsl or dial up?

Is ISP software installed and what's it?

Try resetting or power-cycling (off & on) the modem. If no go, call up your ISP.
September 2, 2008 1:34:36 AM

thanks, but still not working. it connect perfectly at other pc.
now problem solved after i format my windows. thanks reply!!
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December 13, 2008 12:35:50 AM

I hunted for months for a solution to this problem RAS error code 720.

I have a Thinkpad T60 and about six months ago was suddenly unable to use my Vodafone Vodem so I tried my old Vodafone card modem and it wouldn't work either. Even tried my Sony phone with a cable and it wouldn't work. When I've travelled for the last six months I have had to take my old T42 with me and all the modems work fine with that laptop.

I have tried many solutions to this and wasted countless hours.

Today I finally found a tiny free program called rarepair.exe - do a search and you can easily find it but I got it from here

http://forums.practicallynetworked.com/attachment.php?a...

Click on it and it removes all your network drivers, reboots your machine, reinstalls the drivers and then does a second reboot.

Everything was restored perfectly. I would have paid serious money for this as it has saved me from doing a fresh XP install which would have taken weeks to get everything reinstalled.

Please copy this to any sites you have visited while trying to find a solution.

Microsoft couldn't fix this problem - or pretended it didn't exist. Lenovo are in denial that it exists.

The person who wrote this little program is a hero!
December 14, 2008 9:31:59 PM

i have a cable modem >when i connect to Inet i resieved error 720,but i had connected>i checked my local area connection and i saw that i had Nw/netware protokol enabled>i turned it off

error 720 no ppp cofigure>>its in adsl usb modems>u need to install drivers

error 720 on cable ".....problem with remote comp">try to change host name in VPN connection and change pptp protocol to l2tp protocol


Ilya rimon17@neto.net.il

sorry for my english))
December 14, 2008 9:36:27 PM

i have a cable modem >when i connect to Inet i resieved error 720,but i had connected>i checked my local area connection and i saw that i had Nw/netware protokol enabled>i turned it off

error 720 no ppp cofigure>>its in adsl usb modems>u need to install drivers

error 720 on cable ".....problem with remote comp">try to change host name in VPN connection and change pptp protocol to l2tp protocol


Ilya rimon17@neto.net.il

sorry for my english
December 14, 2008 9:37:59 PM

error 720 on cable ".....problem with remote comp">try to change host name in VPN connection and change pptp protocol to l2tp protocol >u will resieve 789>dizable ipsec
Anonymous
December 28, 2008 6:45:49 AM

HAI FRIENDS IF YOU FIND ERROR 720 PLEASE CHECK YOUR WINDOWS FIREWALL IS WHETHER IN ON OR OFF. IF IT IS IN ON PLS CHANGE INTO OFF THAT'S ALL!
Anonymous
January 7, 2009 2:01:08 AM

Are you serious????
This problem has *nothing* to do with firewall settings - it's a network driver issue.
Turning off your firewall could expose your computer to an avalanche of online threats if you forget to turn it back on again once you have fixed the drivers. Then you would waste even more time fiddling with your computer because of this stupid and (as usual) obscure M$ network fault!
Anonymous
May 2, 2009 4:34:11 AM

Harvest,

Thank so much. Your little find worked like a charm. Can't wait to tell our IT guy I figured it out on my own :)  He hates it when i do that !!

Thanks again !
Anonymous
July 27, 2009 6:20:37 PM

THIS JUST WORK PERFECT!!!! I JUST FIX THIS PROBLEM IN JUST 5 MIN
August 2, 2009 4:20:15 PM

i have recently come across error 720 when trying access my internet, was baffled at what it meant or how to get rid..... some one told me to click on start .. then run ...and enter this into the box netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt worked perfectly!!!!
Anonymous
September 24, 2009 4:56:56 PM

Harvest - you are an absolute STAR !

I've spent many hours trying to get this working.... tried all the usual netsh stuff and even some of the registry things.

Found this via another site linked from google and bish bash bosh - you, and this little file have done what o2 could not.

I'll try and visit the sites I found before this one and spread the word in case there are any other T60 users with this issue.
October 23, 2009 1:53:00 AM

I just want to say that I downloaded that link that Harvest posted and I'm amazed how quicky it repaired the problem, I had spent all day trying to fix this computer and just couldn't find the answer now in less than 5 mins it's working perfectly and now I have internet access on my laptop.

Thanks Harvest
October 30, 2009 9:09:32 PM


man you are a genius! i love you :D 
November 9, 2009 6:06:51 AM

It's a genius solution , the tiny "rarepair" is so powerful.
I was able to solve the problem of error 720 in my new Lenovo laptop in 5 minutes
Thank You Harvest
Hani
Anonymous
November 12, 2009 4:26:01 PM

Can't get my hands down. The program Microsoft Remote Access Repair Tool dit it for me - and for which Harvest (thank you so much for posting) posted a direct download link.

I had an 'Error 720' with a mobile modem, and only after weeks of (admittedtly intermittent) search for a solution, including several calls to the tech support department of the mobile carrier, did I arrive at this page.

Here's the link to the actual post at Practicallynetworked com, from where Harvest found the solution. Credit goes to Maxgle - well, actually he had found it somewhere else :=)). Isn't the Net wonderfull..

http://forums.practicallynetworked.com/showthread.php?t...

I cannot find a link to a Microsoft page, describing the product in more detail.
December 6, 2009 1:04:10 PM

Well done the author of rarepair!! :bounce:  This little program saved my sanity after wasted hours spent trying all the other useless suggestions I found before.

Simply download, unzip and run it. A couple of reboots later and I could use my Vodafone 3G dongle again on my Thinkpad.
March 1, 2010 1:29:56 PM

hi, im encountering the same problem, but i can not download rarepair.exe. I went to the sites you posted but I dont get through... can you please email me the program, or please post again the complete site.. deniseus_zzz@yahoo.com

thank you very much
March 31, 2010 5:51:38 PM

Hi, Harvest. I had the same problem. It was frustrating. I called a lot of IT specialists (they call themself so...) but they did not even had the slightes idea about the problem I had. Then, at least, my daughter has made a very little and fast search on Google (thanks Goood) - and found your tiny, simple, free, easy "push it and forget it" program. To be honest, I just wanted to "try" but I really did not beleive in it.
But it worked!
Less then a minute all my problems have been solved! Automatically! Without doing the boring install, reboot, whatever - I pushed on buttum, and finished.

Thank you! I will remember. You. The site. The tiny program. Google.
God save Google!

BJ
Anonymous
April 5, 2010 5:55:55 AM

Thanks for the post...
Anonymous
April 6, 2010 3:23:12 PM

thank u very very much_
June 11, 2010 1:52:48 AM

hey guys

sorry if i missed it.. but does this 'rarepair' program works for BSNL Broad Band connection (ISP in India) as well? I have external modem

Pls reply ASAP. thanks.
April 24, 2011 7:58:41 PM

Thanks a lot, Harvest! Your solution worked charm! The internet service provider had been spending months to fix this problem and still didn't know how to fix this error# 720.
May 22, 2011 10:28:18 PM

hats off to you harvest , your little tool solved my win xp, o2.ie broadband , hauwei e270 , 720 error when connecting. your a genius and may your reward be great in heaven !!!
many thanks
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harvest said:
I hunted for months for a solution to this problem RAS error code 720.

I have a Thinkpad T60 and about six months ago was suddenly unable to use my Vodafone Vodem so I tried my old Vodafone card modem and it wouldn't work either. Even tried my Sony phone with a cable and it wouldn't work. When I've travelled for the last six months I have had to take my old T42 with me and all the modems work fine with that laptop.

I have tried many solutions to this and wasted countless hours.

Today I finally found a tiny free program called rarepair.exe - do a search and you can easily find it but I got it from here

http://forums.practicallynetworked.com/attachment.php?a...

Click on it and it removes all your network drivers, reboots your machine, reinstalls the drivers and then does a second reboot.

Everything was restored perfectly. I would have paid serious money for this as it has saved me from doing a fresh XP install which would have taken weeks to get everything reinstalled.

Please copy this to any sites you have visited while trying to find a solution.

Microsoft couldn't fix this problem - or pretended it didn't exist. Lenovo are in denial that it exists.

The person who wrote this little program is a hero!

May 22, 2011 11:59:35 PM

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