Solved

Error with PPP connection 678 on Windows Vista

Posted on 2013-01-26
3
785 Views
Last Modified: 2013-03-18
I am getting an Error with PPP connection 678 on Windows Vista using a Sierra Wireless 250U usb wifi device. I have tried nearly everything out on the internet. I have tried netsh and disabling networks and nothing is working. Please help... BTW, I am using a Toshiba satellite laptop.
0
Comment
Question by:taviaf
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
EMJSR earned 500 total points
ID: 38823343
Error 678 usually means that the remote host did not respond to your request. There can be several reasons.

1) Is your WIFI device installed correctly?

2) Are the drivers working (check Device Manager)?

3) Have you tried a different USB port?

4) Are you using some kind of software to connect?

5) Do you have a router and are trying to connect using some PPPoE client of sorts?


This might help you further, too:

http://www.sierrawireless.com/en/Support/Downloads/AirCard/USB_Modems/~/media/Support_Downloads/AirCard/additional_support/Sierra%20USB%20250U%20Troubleshooting%20Guide%20Sprint.ashx
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 38841347
Are you trying to establish a VPN connection?
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Merete
ID: 38863106
Is wireless enabled?
In Network Connections does the wireless connection show as 'enabled' or 'disabled' or is it alternating?
To toggle it on there is a key combination (Fn + F2); on Toshiba I think it is a button (that may look like a simple indicator) on the front.
Extract from manual
If you are unable to resolve your issue using the Troubleshooting steps below,
please contact Sprint Customer Service
Troubleshooting Guide
Sprint 3G/4G USB 250U by Sierra Wireless

1. The Sprint SmartViewTM software does not detect the USB 250U.
Please be sure that you install the Sprint SmartView software from the CD in the box
before inserting the 250U device.
If you’ve installed the Sprint SmartView software onto your desktop and your computer
is not detecting the USB 250U, here are several reasons why this behavior may occur:
• If the device is plugged in at boot up sometimes the device is not
recognized. You will need to:
¿ Validate that you are running Sprint SmartView version 2.40 (which comes
with the USB 250U on the CD) or above
¿ Remove the device from your computer
¿ Close Sprint SmartView and re-start it
¿ Re-insert the device
• The USB 250U is not fully inserted into the USB port on your PC.
The USB 250U must be fully inserted into the USB port of your computer in order for
the drivers to be installed and the Sprint SmartView software to recognize the USB
250U.
¿ If necessary, remove and reinsert the USB 250U into the USB port on the
computer.
¿ If this does not resolve the problem, try using another USB port (if available).
¿ If the USB 250U is still not recognized, remove the USB 250U and reboot the
computer. Once the computer is booted up, plug in the 250U USB again.
¿ Ensure the USB 250U is plugged directly into a computer— not a USB hub.
• Another application is conflicting with the Sprint SmartView software.
Ensure that applications such as ActiveSync, HotSync, WinFax and/or other
connection managers and other WiMAX software are not running in the System Tray
(that is, the icons located by the clock on the Windows taskbar) while using the
Sprint SmartView software.
There is more steps in the PDF.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article is split into background info to start and actual review at bottom: Some time ago I wanted to sell a system with both wired and wireless capability but at minimum expense.  Having visited my trusted online auction I was pleasantly su…
Preface There are many applications where some computing systems need have their system clocks running synchronized within a small margin and eventually need to be in sync with the global time. There are different solutions for this, i.e. the W3…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question