Network software involves several different components, increasing the likelihood of problems. Although some tips concerning network troubleshooting are provided here, the primary source of assistance in network troubleshooting should be the documentation and technical support for your network communications software, as provided by your network communications software vendor.
Ensure that you are using compatible protocols
Ensure that you have current drivers
Testing the TCP/IP protocol
Diagnosing wiring problems
A checklist of common problems
Adjusting timeout values