Windows 7 error 651 when I try to connect to the internet.

error 651 and a honest solution and answer please...:) I'm using system 7 and cannot connect to my wireless connection I've never had a problem before. When I try to connect I get error 651 I've spend hours trying to resolve this problem I've have downloaded fix it disks only to find out I need to connect to the internet to work..I cannot to the inernet i'm using a friends computer to try to get this resolved....Frustrated!


1.      Have you made any changes to your computer?

2.      What is the make and the model number of the modem and the computer?

Error 651 indicates The Modem (or other connecting device) has reported an error.

Here are some additional things you can try to fix the problem.

Method 1: Uninstall and reinstall the Modem.

a.       Go to Start > Control panel > Phone and Modem.

1.      b.   Check if correct modem is installed. If not then remove modem. Refer:   Install or remove a modem

b.      Restart the computer.

c.       Re-install the modem. Refer the article above.

Method 2: This problem can also occur because the Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) tries to create a host route and then detects that the route to the host that was created by the dial-up connection already exists.

a.        Start Internet Explorer.

b.        Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options.

c.        Click the Connections tab.

d.       Under “Choose settings if you need to configure a proxy server for a connection” check the option “Never Dial a connection” Click Apply. Click OK.

 Repeat the steps from a to b and then follow the below mentioned steps:

a)      Click on Local Area Network (LAN) Settings and uncheck the option “Use a proxy server for your LAN”.

b)      Click Apply. Click OK.

Method 3:

I would also suggest you to follow the links and check.

Wired and wireless network connection problems in Windows

Why can't I connect to the Internet?


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Last updated July 13, 2020 Views 7,210 Applies to: