Windows XP: RAS Port problem

By rubeena.anjum.ext ·
Was using RAS Port for monitoring performance,
But after restarting Laptop it disappeared.
What to do now to be able to see it back.

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Answers

Collapse -

You could try and restart your router or modem.

To do this just power off your router/modem and wait 15 seconds and then power on again, hopefully this should bring your RAS service back up.

Or try these methods below:

To diagnose tricky problems, you can enable detailed logging of aspects of the RAS system. These log settings are enabled by modifying the system?s registry. (All of the standard warnings and disclaimers apply; be careful when doing this!)

The first special log is called RasMan Logging. It lets you look for problems between the RAS server and its modems. In the log you see what commands are being sent to the modems and how the modems reply. You look at this data to see whether the modems are operating correctly and whether the server is using the right command sets for the modems you?ve installed.

To enable RasMan Logging, follow these steps:

1. Open a registry editor and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\Parameters.
2. Open the Logging item (it?s a DWORD item).
3. Change the Data to 1.
4. Restart the system.

When the system is restarted, a log file will be created in the \%SystemRoot%\System32\RAS\ directory. The file created is called Device.log. It will contain the commands sent to the modems as well as the replies received (such as OK or ERROR). It is a text file viewable with Notepad or WordPad.

Another useful log to look at when encountering problems is the PPP transaction log. You enable it by finding the following key in the registry editor: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP.

Modify the Logging value so that its DWORD data is 1, and then restart the system. A logging file called Ppp.log will then be created in the \%SystemRoot%\System32\RAS\ directory. In it, you can view and monitor PPP errors or problems.

Another useful log to create is not enabled in the registry editor but rather in the Modems dialog box in the system?s Control Panel. Select one of the modems shown in the Modems dialog box and open its Properties dialog box. Go to the Connections tab and click the Advanced button. In the Advanced Connection Settings dialog box, select the check box labeled Record a Log File. Click OK to close the dialog box. A log file called Modemlog.txt will then be maintained in the \%SystemRoot%\ directory, showing activity between the specific modem and the RAS services.

How To Install Network Monitor

Installing Network Monitor
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
4. Click Management and Monitoring Tools, and then click Details.
5. Click to select the Network Monitor Tools check box, and then click OK.
6. Click Next.
The above might be different depending on your system set up.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.
If this information is useful, please mark as helpful. Thanks

Related Discussions

Related Forums