“PPP Error 718” is an error caused by your computer’s inability to access the Internet through the dial-up connection that it has. The error stands for “Point-to-Point Protocol” and essentially means that your computer has a problem connecting to the Internet server in order to provide your PC with a reliable Internet connection. The reasons for this error to show are numerous, including everything from incorrect login details to the actual Internet connection of your PC being damaged.
This PPP 718 error will normally show in this format:
- Error 718: the computer you’re dialing in to cannot establish a Dial-Up Networking connection. Check your password, and then try again.
The way to fix this error is to basically repair any of the problems which may be causing it to show. There are 4 main causes of the error, including the likes of your Internet connection being damaged, your modem not working correctly on your PC, your login details being incorrect and your registry being damaged.
The way to fix this error is to first ensure that you are not already connected to the Internet. Many people see the PPP 718 error because their computer is already connected to the Internet and therefore will not be able to connect again. To ensure this problem is not an issue, you need to first click onto Internet Explorer and then type a random website into the address bar. If the website comes up, it means that your computer is already connected to the Internet, however it it does not then you should proceed with further steps to fix it.
If you find your computer is not connected to the Internet, you should then look at your login details – are they typed in correctly? Most people don’t realize they have typed in their username and password in wrong until a network administrator fixes the issue for them… so in order to fix this error, you need to type in your username and password in correctly to the dial-up login box. If you do this and find it does not work, then you should look to reinstall the modem on your PC, to refresh any of the drivers which may be damaging it.
Finally, you should use a registry cleaner to fix any of the errors that your system has. A registry cleaner is a software tool which will scan through the registry database of your system and fix any of the errors inside it. The registry database is a central storage facility for all the files, settings and options which Windows needs to use to run. Although it’s actually one of the most important parts of your PC, it’s continually causing a lot of problems for your system as it’s being saved incorrectly. To ensure this problem is nothing major, you need to be able to repair the registry by using a registry cleaner tool fix the errors it has.