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Q: Solved: Why has my main computer disappeared from the network?

Hi, I have been through all the threads and I cannot seem to find one that is similar to mine. I had a network that was working fine, and now suddenly my main computer has disappeared from the network. It just suddenly happened when I tried to print to the main printer on the network.
I can access the internet on the router and print to my main colour printer that is connected to my computer but when I click "View workgroup computers" I get the following message "Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrater of this service to find out if you have permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"
I also cannot print to Acrobat Distiller.
I recently changed from McAfee to Kapersky because McAfee was not able to update and I also ran RegCure. Could either of these things have caused my network to disappear? I also removed Google Desktop Search and then installed it again a week or so later. Sorry if these are dunb questions but I am a real newbie to the way computers work and only know my way around digital image editing!

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A: Solved: Why has my main computer disappeared from the network?

Hi Everyone, Is my face red! My son suggested that I check if both my Firewalls were turned on, and sure enough - they were. When I turned off the Kapersky one, My Network places magically returned. I hope this helps other newbies like myself.

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Ok, we get internet through a wireless tower that beams it to an antenna on top of the house and it eventually ends up as one ethernet cord in the basement. That may or may not be irrelevant. Anyway, I plug that cord into a router, LINKSYS BEFSR41 (it's a couple years old but it has always worked fine), and set up a LAN with the main computer being an HP pavilion a1133w w/ win XP SP 2 media center. There isn't another computer connected all the time, but I use various other machines on the network off and on (PS3, macbook, other people's computers that I'm working on for whatever reason). Recently, we've had several severe storms and flooding and whatnot, and last night, the internet suddenly quit working. I assumed it was the ISP until this morning when I called them and they said the problem was definitely on my end. My first thought was router, so I bypassed it and plugged my macbook directly into the ethernet cord from the antenna. It worked, and I thought I'd pick up a new one when the flooding subsided and I could get into town and then everything would work fine. I really need the internet on the main computer, however, so I did the same for it, plugging it directly into the incoming internet. The pavilion continued to say that the LAN was unplugged, however. I've gone through every setting and troubleshooting I can think of, but nothing I've done will make the internet work on the pavilion. ipconfig/all says media state...discon... Read more

A:Solved: Main computer says network cable is unplugged, etc

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This is kind of hard to explain, so please bear with me:

I have a computer network with 4 PCs. All 4 computers share 1 printer. My printer is connected to the main computer (1). Today, I tried to print on one of the other printers only to discover that the main computer has lost it's connection to the network. Although I am still connected to the internet on all of the computers, I cannot see the shared files or folders on any of the other computers on the main computer (1), which means no file sharing and that I can only print on the main computer. It is also worth mentioning that my main computer was seeing the network as recently as last Friday and that I have not installed any new programs or new hardware since then.

When I try to view my Shared Documents on the main (1) computer, I get this message:

\\COMP1\SharedDocs is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path was not found.Click to expand...

Basically, it's telling me that I don't have access to view my own computer. And how am I supposed to contact the administrator for access permission when that's me?

How do I get my main PC (1) to see the other PCs on my network again?
 

A:Main computer can't see network

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This is kind of hard to explain, so please bear with me:

I have a computer network with 4 PCs. All 4 computers share 1 printer. My printer is connected to the main computer (1). Today, I tried to print on one of the other printers only to discover that the main computer has lost it's connection to the network. Although I am still connected to the internet on all of the computers, I cannot see the shared files or folders on any of the other computers on the main computer (1), which means no file sharing and that I can only print on the main computer. How do I get main PC (1) to see the other PCs on my network again?
 

A:Main computer can't see network

No one? I don't know if that's a good thing or not.

This tells me that the problem is either incredibly easy or incredibly difficult to solve.
 

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I may not be posting this in the right place and I have no idea how to describe this exactly, but here goes:

Yesterday, my DSL went out all of the sudden (I have a desktop with a DSL modem, and a Linksys network router thing, hooked to it and then my wireless laptop on the same network). I jiggled cordss, connected and reconnected everything, nothing seemed to fix it. While I was doing all of this, I accidentally cut the power to the desktop and when I cut it back on, I got this blue screen with an "inaccessible boot device" error. That blue screen has happened before so I fixed it the way I did before, booting from the Windows CD and running chkdsk /r in the recovery console (I think that's what it is called). But that was before I even had DSL

So anyway, I left everything alone for about an hour and came back to try to get online. Keep in mind, everything is plugged in correctly and all appropriate lights are on the DSL modem, but I can't get online with the desktop. It says a broadband or dsl connection can't be found. I CAN however get online via the laptop and have a regular strong network connection.

So, I don't know what to do...did I mess something up that can be redone with the chkdsk /r command?

I don't know a lot about this. I ran the connection wizard type things via AOL and Internet Explorer, but both said no connection detected...beyond that, I'm clueless.

Thaks!
 

A:DSL Network Problems with main computer

Try switching the patch cables that connect the desktop to the DSL router and the laptop to the DSL router. If the problem follows the cable, you have found the fault.
If no improvement, run the command prompt (run > cmd > OK) and then type ipconfig. You should see something like
ethernet adapter local area connection:
Connection specific DNS suffix: (value not essential)
IP Address: 192.168.1.10
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.1
If you have no value for the default gateway, run ipconfig /renew (enter) and wait. If no change your connection is not getting an IP address which is issued by the router.
Type exit to close.
Your PCs network device might be at fault.
Check in device manager (Control Panel > System > Hardware > device manager = any coloured markers on network adapters?
get back to us
 

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I have a desktop computer which is connected to the router by cable, but when this computer is on I can't connect to the wireless network with any other devices.

When I turn the main computer off though I can connect fine with any wireless device.
 

A:Unable to connect to wireless network when main computer is on

If one of those wireless devices is a computer running Windows please show the following for when it cannot connect and for when it can ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I only have 1 account on my computer, aptly named "administrator", and I added an account, but I wanted it to be a limited account, but windows said that I needed an administrator account, (which I already had), but I made another one anyways, and I created a limited account, to try something. I did what I had to, deleted the limited account, and then I deleted the second administrator account, thinking "no big deal, I have my other one". Well, now my MAIN account is gone, and all my settings have reset to default. What can I do abotu this?
D
 

A:my main account disappeared

Is it possible you removed the wrong account?

Right click start, then explore, look at your Documents and settings for the usernames existing to see if its there or not.

On the welcome screen, press ctrl alt del twice and you should see a mock 2000 login screen, look for the administrator account there.
 

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I am running Windows Vista on a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. I am using a wireless router, broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated, for my home network. My router is connected to a computer running Windows XP but I never had a problem with compatibility before, I've been using these computers together for a long time.

My Network Connections in my control panel is reporting the the network cable for my LAN is unplugged. However, the main computer is reporting that it works and there is even a green #1 on the router indicating that the wire is plugged in. The main computer also shows a yellow blinking light where the cable connects to the computer indicating that all is fine on that end.

I need to re-establish my LAN in order to use the printer from my laptop. I don't understand why it says the network cable is unplugged. I've never had this problem before and just noticed it yesterday.

I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on how to solve this problem.
 

A:Network Cable Unplugged but works fine on main computer

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A couple nights ago I went into my netgear router using the admin and password like I've always done. I set a static IP and port forwarded a couple ports to help with some connectivity issues with a PC game.

Ironically enough, the minute I pressed save changes, the connection dropped from every computer and the xbox 360.

Past couple days I've tried getting the network back, figured out it somehow became an Ad Hoc network. I uninstalled all the linksys network adapters from the computers, turned off the modem and the router. After that I reset the router back to factory defauls and tried to set the network back up. Nothing has worked, the router won't show up even though it says the PCs are connected. The only connection that works is some random linksys 2 mbps I somehow set up.

modem - motorola sb501
router - netgear WGR614v6
adapters - linksys wusb54gs

all I need is the ability to get back into the 192.168.1.1 and I think I'll be fine but nothing I've tried the past few days has worked.

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A:Main internet connection disappeared?

I understand that you have a problem or two, but I'm not sure what it is. The Netgear router is now at factory default settings? You connect a PC to it via ethernet and you do or do not get assigned a good IP configuration?
 

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I currently have a wireless network set up at home which I connect to with a PC and 2 laptops. The PC runs XP and the laptops Vista.

I cannot connect to the internet on the main PC but have no problems on the laptop.
I have looked on various help websites and run the IPCONFIG/ALL tip. All info looks to be correct with IP address as usual.

Can anyone give me advice as to how to fix this?
 

A:Solved: Network connected but no internet on main PC

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Have DSL and for brower-Use Internet Explorer- WinXp , Netgear router and Earthlink as my provider. It's getting where half the time I cannot connect to the internet, Page not found.

I go thru all the steps:

Reboot computer
unplug and replug DSL Modem
unplug rand replug router
use command line and entering ipconfig, ping ipconfig, etc
use command line to renew and release network

Half the time one of the above steps gets me in and sometimes not.

I called tech support and they say they cant help me be/c my router was not bought thru them. If I disconnect my network , they will be able to help me but then, my configurations would be changed and I replace one problem with another.

Any Ideas what could be happening? Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Problems connecting to Internet, using simple home network, main computer and laptop

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Hi everyone. i will try and give as much info as I can, but I am really tired and fed up with this.
We have 4 laptops on a network, which comes from our Netgear modem attached to our wireless broadband modem.
My mum was on her laptop and her internet wouldn't work, so i tried to see what was going on and it said something about the encryption key. So I went to look at the key on my computer, and suddenly my internet stops working. I do the same thing on my sisters, and it stops working aswell ( we have 2 identical laptops)
I was trying different things (not changing anything though) and then pulled the power out of our Netgear modem, waited 10 seconds and plugged it back in.
Now when I go to the available networks, our network (for argument sake, its called Ournetwork) has disappeared. But what is weird is a new network named NETGEAR has appeared and it allows me to connect to the internet, but it is unsecured.
However, i go to the Network and Sharing centre, click on "Manage Wireless Networks" and "Ournetwork" is listed at the top.

If anyone knows why I can't connect to "Ournetwork" it would be a blessing! I have spent over 2 hours and go nowhere. If you need any additional info I will try and find it for you. 3 Laptops are running Windows 7 and one is running Vista.
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Network Disappeared?

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I was using my computer, when suddenly my Internet connection dropped. I tried reconnecting it, but it didn't work. The network icon on the taskbar disappeared. I went to Network Connections, and my connection wasn't there. I couldn't get the connection back. I've scanned my computer for viruses, but nothing came up. Please help!
 

A:Solved: Network connection disappeared

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I was online looking at settings for my 2wire router when I accidentally disabled what I think was called a wns or something. My computer disconnected from the Internet and I looked at the available connections and my network wasn't there. I reset my router to see if that worked but it still wasn't there. I tried to enable it but I couldnt connect to Internet. Did I delete it?can anyone help me.
 

A:Solved: My wireless network disappeared

thanks for the answer but i fixed it another way. I thought i reset it but i only pressed the button once. From there i went to connection on computer and enabled it. Man for two hours i was panicking i won't mess with any of that stuff anymore
 

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i have windows XP btw

yesterday i was on my pc and it was all laggy in the morning.. so i restarted the router and stuff and the connection would get fast for about 10 minutes or so.. well around mid-afternoon my network just went off. now when i go to available wireless networks my secure network is not shown. i have restarted my router, reset it everything, right now im on the linskys unsecured network. i have had this problem b4 but a simple reset was all that was needed to get my network back.. i dont get where it could of gone.. please help!! its so frustrating
 

A:Solved: Wireless network disappeared

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This morning could see my Windows 7 machine and on MSHOME my machine and another XP machine on the network.

Downloaded updates and then couldn't see the other machines nor mine.
Tried restoring machine back 5 days
MSoft Fixit posted Sept this year
Can ping the machines
Can see my mac iBook
Checked this site for similar problems so ran these commands

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\ak>
C:\Documents and Settings\ak>NBTSTAT -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.2.4] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
GFHANDEL <00> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <00> GROUP Registered
GFHANDEL <20> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <1E> GROUP Registered

C:\Documents and Settings\ak>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gfhandel
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI
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A:[SOLVED] Network computers disappeared

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Originally Posted by Old Gifford


This morning could see my Windows 7 machine and on MSHOME my machine and another XP machine on the network.

Downloaded updates and then couldn't see the other machines nor mine.
Tried restoring machine back 5 days
MSoft Fixit posted Sept this year
Can ping the machines
Can see my mac iBook
Checked this site for similar problems so ran these commands

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\ak>
C:\Documents and Settings\ak>NBTSTAT -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.2.4] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
GFHANDEL <00> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <00> GROUP Registered
GFHANDEL <20> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <1E> GROUP Registered

C:\Documents and Settings\ak>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : gfhandel
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
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Good morning folks.

I have an Advent Centurion CPQ9104 running Windows 7 (32 bit I think). Up until this morning everything was hunky dorey. This morning when I turned my pc on there was no internet connection. Although it's wireless compatible I use an ethernet cable to connect to my modem (although the wireless isn't working either.)
Thinking it may have been my ethernet cable (or my modem) I plugged my ethernet cable into my housemates laptop which connected to the internet absolutely fine. Plugging or unplugging my ethernet cable seems to get no response from my pc at all.

I opened my Network Connection Centre (I think that's what it's called) from my taskbar and tried to use the diagnosis tool. After running the diagnosis tool it told me it couldn't diagnose the problem. I opened my Drivers area to see if I could see an issue with my network adaptors. In my Network Adaptors section there was no mention at all of any ethernet driver (I'm not sure if there should be one?) There was however 32 different RALink RT61 Turbo Wireless LAN entries (RALink RT61 Turbo Wireless, RALink RT61 Turbo Wireless #2, #3, #4 etc up to 32) all of which apart from the first entry has an error symbol next to it with the comment "There are not enough resources for this driver" or something along those lines. I tried rolling back the one Wireless LAN driver that didn't have an error symbol but to no avail.

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A:Solved: Network Connections Disappeared

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Hi there, I have a laptop which has always connected to this wireless network fine until yesterday. The wireless network seemed to suddenly just disappear. There are three other laptops in the house which can still detect that wireless network and connect to it except that one now. I have restarted that laptop and the network reappeared and it connected. But when it was restarted again, the network showed just for a minute or so and the laptop cannot connect and then the network disappears. I've restarted it many times now and it just shows the network for a brief moment, trys to connect and then the network disappears.

This is the info for the laptop:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2998 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1275 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293422 MB, Free - 248128 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I'm not sure what to do. Can someone please help me out, thank you in advance.
 

A:Solved: Wireless network suddenly disappeared

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Hi,
I'm using a Belkin wireless router - I have one desktop which is hardwired and on which I have no problems connecting to the internet. I also have a laptop (Dell Inspiron running on Windows XP) which used to connect wirelessly. However, it no longer shows that there is a wireless connection, does not give the option to 'find available wireless networks' and, in the Network Connections option under Control Panel, only the LAN option is showing. There is no 'wireless network connection' available.

If I plug the router in to the laptop, it all works fine. Is there any way of getting back the icon? As far as I'm aware no changes were made to the laptop before this problem occurred. Literally one day it was fine, the next it wasn't.

I've searched through similar questions on the forums, and have tried some of the suggestions, but nothing has helped so far. I'd be very grateful for any help.

Thank you!
 

A:Solved: Wireless network icon disappeared

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On my secondary computer, when I first got it, already had the Get Windows 10 app on the taskbar. I updated to 10 on that computer and I am really liking it, so much in fact that I want it on my main computer. But apparently, the last time I updated the thing was in 2013 (oops). I installed all the updates, but the Get Windows 10 app is not showing up, and none of the guides online of how to get it are working for me. Is it still possible for me to upgrade? This computer is more powerful than the second computer, so it really should have no problems. Here are the specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7970 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1860 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 407006 MB, Free - 256921 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K53E
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Unable to download W10 on main computer

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Hi everyone

I have a computer at work with all the information I need. I would like to be able to access this from home on my laptop. Whats the best way for me to do this? I have wireless on my laptop.

Thank you in advance.

Littleme
 

A:Solved: Accessing main computer from Laptop

What version of Windows is on each PC?

How does your work laptop connect to the internet? (if its via a local network, which then connects to the inetrnet via a router there will be firewall issues)

How does your home PC connect to the internet?

Does "your work" actually permit a remote connection (and how do they manage the implied security issues if they do?)
 

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We have an HP dv6000SE with Vista and after the 2 year warranty expired, so did our network connection. Message shows that the network can not be found. Unable to start or install HP Wireless assistant. The wireless adaptor does not show in Device Manager. I downloaded (from another laptop that does connect to the wireless network in same home) the new bios and driver from HP site and it still would not work. I tried a system restore and this did not work. I then did a complete system recovery to put everything back to factory settings and still nothing. I also opened up the system to make sure that the network adaptor was not loose (system off and battery was taken out). I read on the internet that it seems to be a common problem for dv6000 and dv 9000 series but was unable to find any answer as to the cause or what needs to be done to fix it. Others tried to replace the network adaptor and it didn't help either and so I would like to know what we are dealing with to see if the issue is fixable or do we have to purchase a new laptop. People have mentioned that HP needs to do a recall on these systems as it is a universal system malfunction but these laptops are not on their recall list. Thank you for any help or information as to the cause. Very frustrating and confusing.
 

A:Solved: Wireless Network disappeared after 2 years of usage

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Running Windows XP Pro

She did something with iTunes; that's all the information I have about what preceeded this anomaly.

Suddenly there is no network access. The network card hs disappeared in Control Panel. Thinking it was maybe a bad network card, I replaced the card with a known good card. Still, there are no network cards showing in "Network Connections". I'm sure there is something that went wrong in the OS, but what? I'm lost.

IPCONFIG returns absolutely nothing, not even an error message of any kind. It just goes back to a DOS prompt.

There is no evidence of malware or virus and the computer's performance is just fine--fast. Antivirus is up to date.
 

A:Solved: Network Card Disappeared in Control Panel

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Hi there,

I have 2 computers (+ a laptop sometimes). Both computers are ethernet hard wired to a belkin wireless router & the laptop uses 'wireless' connection.

Both computers often remain on for hours; the main one (with the router installed on it) will very often fail to connect to the internet via explorer, O/E or even any updater (avg etc.) after being on for several hours. A reboot cures the problem.

However, the other computer never loses its connection. (Nor does the laptop). All run the XP o.s.

All suggestions for a cure gratefully accepted please.

Many thanks in anticipation.
 

A:Solved: main computer 'loses' internet connection.

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About an hour ago my son found my laptop unattended and before I could stop him from doing any additional damage the computer was off. I restarted it and was no longer able to connect to my wireless network.

When I attempt to connect to a wireless network, I receive a message that no wireless networks were found in range.

My other laptop connects to the network and internet just fine.

I'm not sure if this is related, but my ip address is now 0.0.0.0, and when I try to renew/release it I receive the message "No operation ccan be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media disconnected."

Device manager lists all network adapters as enabled and working properly.

Laptop is a Dell Inspiron E1505 with Windows XP.

Please help if you can...I'm stumped!
 

A:Solved: My two year old magically disappeared my wireless network connection!!!

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I have two wireless networks, one main and one guest. My laptop is unable to connect to my main network, but it has no problem connecting to my guest network. My phone and desktop connect to my main network just fine, and my laptop connects to any other wifi network just fine too. But the laptop-main home network combination is one that I have never been able to make work.

Well, I have made it work once, when I went and bought a little plug-in wireless adapter. The laptop would connect to the main network if and only if I had this adapter plugged in. I left this adapter in another country (yeah, stupid mistake), and I really don't want to buy another one.

Is there any way I can connect my laptop to my main network without an adapter?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Laptop cannot connect to main network, only guest network

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I really don't know where to look for help on this so I will just post here. I was installing some fonts and suddenly the computer could not read the rest of the CD so it didn't continue. When I restarted it I found that the headings (bold) in My Computer like: "Files Stored on This Computer," Hard Disk Drives," "Devices with Removable Storage," "Other," and "Scanners and Cameras" were gone and now the icons are all in one place. How do I get this back showing those names? Luckily my other computer told me what those were word per word in case you don't know what I'm talking about. They are the category names right above like "Shared Documents," "Owner's Documents," Local Disk (C :," etc. Could this be a virus problem or is it simple to fix? Please help. Thank you.

By the way, I have Windows XP Home Edition.
 

A:Solved: Category Headings in My Computer disappeared

Nevermind, moments after posting this question I found the answer in a Google search. I had to right click and select "Arrange Icons by Type" and "Show in Groups" for anyone else who has this problem.
 

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Hello,

I have an eMachines machine w/Vista Home Premium installed. I recently installed MagicJack (YMAX), and didn't realize until some time later that my DVD-RW drive disappeared from both Device Manager and My Computer. I went through MagicJack support (joke), they couldn't find their rear-ends with a map and GPS. So I ran Malwarebytes, it didn't find any bugs. By this point, I uninstalled MagicJack and went to do a System Restore, but by now it was too late, my pre-MagicJack restore point had already been purged. Now I notice my secondary IDE HDD has disappeared, too. My DVD-RW works, I can open and close it, I can feel the HDD spinning, but as far as Vista's concerned, neither one exists. At all.

So I've tried every trick I've been able to find on the internet: the upper and lower filters key deletions in the Registry; unplugging both devices, going into safe mode, running someone's 'fix', then re-plugging in the devices. Nothing's working. I'm finding it very hard to believe this is a hardware issue. For one, both went at the same time, and for two, both went when MagicJack was installed. And I don't believe in coincidences.

I'm an intermediate level IT guy, I'm not afraid to get into the registry and get my hands dirty, but this one has me totally stumped and I've no clue where to go from here. Both missing devices are IDE (my primary HDD is SATA), and they both run off the same ribbon cable. ... Read more

A:Solved: Secondary HDD and DVD-RW disappeared from Device Mgr and My Computer

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I just bought a new self-built computer and the past 3 months it's had zero problems, I consider my knowledge on computers to be advanced/expert and this problem is peculiar. Under window "My Computer" the DVD/CD drives aren't showing up nor are my Virtual alcohol 120% drives. Other drives such as floppy, and my three hard drives show perfectly . I installed Crysis a month ago and the DVD player worked perfectly.

The fact that the Virtual Alcohol 120 drives vanished and stopped working at exactly the same time as the DVD/CD players leads me to believe it's an OS or software issue, not a connection issue, Im using Vista 64.

Device Manager has a ! sign under both cd/dvd saying "driver may be corrupt or missing". But upon downloading the official drivers from manufacturers websites I get an error saying: Windows encountered a problem when trying to install the drivers"

I reinstalled Alcohol 52% and 120% and they install fine but drives don't show up under 'my computer' and executing .mds files nothing happens. This leads me to believe it's not a jumper issue or connection issue but something else within the OS.

Usually I have easy times identifying computer related errors but this problem eludes me. Help please!
 

A:Solved: dvd/cd & virtual drives disappeared under 'my computer' - help!

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This is frustrating. The last time I shut the computer down everything was fine. Today my wife used it for Market Day and LTD then went offline and put it to sleep.

When I woke it up, the 1st thing I noticed was that the desktop Tetris icon was black. The shape was there but it was black. I tried to change the icon in the shortcut properties and saw the correct icon there but it kept turning black when I applied it.

Then I went to My Computer. Wow. Most of the icons were gone and replaced by that MS arrow icon. There was even a folder that wouldn't come up or show anything.

Well, lets see. My system is 1 year old and is a generic one. Intel MOBO (915 I think), [email protected], 1gRam, SATA HD 15% used, Windows 2000Pro W/SP4.

My internet is by a local ISP. He uses Linex and a continually updates firewall. I use a 250k fiber optic connection, AVG, SpyBot, Ewido and Kasparsky. They check my online and all my E's. I run them regularly several times a week. They have not showed anything except some spy stuff in the last week.

I use my computer daily and out of the last 356 days, it has been used 325 of them. Nothing like this or any other wild things have happened before.

Do you have any ideas as to what might have happened? How can I get them back?

Thanks, Steve-x8086

Following is my Hijacx This:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:50:21 AM, on 04/11/06
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
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A:Solved: Icons Disappeared My Computer-Desktop W-2000

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My main PC has dissappeared from the Workgroup (XP Pro) list since replacing my modem.

Recently my Westell 6100 fell victim to lightning and I replaced it with Motorola 2210-02 and set it up as before in DHCP mode hooked to a WRT54G. The "main" PC (which I can no longer see in the WG list) is assigned a public IP via IP passthrough on the modem with standard subnet mask. The other 3 machines (192.168.0.X) can see each other just fine and I am able to ping them from the main box. I have also checked the firewall exceptions for file sharing and tried the default and enabled NetBIOS settings for TCP/IP.

Any Ideas? Thanks in Advance!
 

A:Computer "disappeared" from Network List

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Hello, The Wife has a Dell XP home, 2gig processor, 1gig ram, 256mg graphics card.

She had curupt files in her OS so we dropped it off at the computer repair store.. On getting it back it ran faster and everything seem to work until she went to install a cd program.. it wouldnt load..

There were 2 cd icons in my computer before the repairs.. Now there are none..

Would anyone know how to get them back?

Thanks in advance,

John-pitbull1
 

A:Solved: Compact Disc ICON"S disappeared in My Computer..

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Hello Windows 7 Forums,

Today I noticed that I have a mapped version of my BOOT (Main HDD) On my computer. I do not know how to fix this as it shows the same options as my Main Harddrive and I dont know what to do about it. I have included some screenshots, Number 1 Is the drive (Highlighted in gray) and 2 is what I found in there.

Please Help
Regards
Dorkslayz

A:Network drive of My main HDD?

I would normally tell you to just disconnect the networked version, but a few things bother me. I don't get the file structure of W....as those aren't the same files you'd expect on C.

Post a screenshot of your Disk Management snap-in, and we can go from there. That should sort out some things for me.

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I jsut connected a laptop to my main machine by way of my router which is connected to the internet. THe laptop wizard ran fine and detected the main machine but the main machine's wizard stops after I select the internet conection and says "Although you're connected to the internet, I can't continue until you connect me to your network." I must have missed something. At least a couple of times, I saw my laptop in the computers in my network window.
Am I missing some settings?
 

A:Can't get the main puter on the network.

Yeah.

The laptop and computer are not on the same network as the message said.

What operating systems are the machines running?
 

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I have a Belkin 802.11g router hooked up between the cable modem and the " Main " computer. I have a laptop and another PC acccessing the internet wirelessly off the router. The computers are not networked. The problem is that all of a sudden the ' Main " computer now have Limited or No Connectivity and can't access the internet. The other two are working fine wirelessly off the router. Any ideas would be helpful.
 

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Hi all,

I have a Zyxel plug into the mains thingy, it currently only connecting my Xbox. However, my TV now wants some of it own internet. However, the Zyxel only has one Ethernet connection, what can I do?

Thank You

Alex
 

A:Zyxel main network question

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Hi folks,
Checking in from New Zealand.

I've got something I'm trying to sort out. It must be a common issue, as it's a common setup... yet I've not managed to find anything on it.

We have a couple of W2k servers with two NICs. The 1st NIC goes to the primary network. The 2nd NIC goes to a backup network.

The issue is that the server is publishing the IP from the 2nd NIC onto the primary network. So if you do an nslookup on that domain you'll get all the expected IPs and an IP from the 2nd NIC on these two servers. This causes delays when one of those IPs is requested.

We have the same setup on a number of 2003 servers and this issue does not occur. The IP on the 2nd NIC does not get published to the primary network.

Is there a way to stop the W2k servers from publishing the IP fromt the 2nd NIC ?

With thanks,

Jonathan
 

A:Backup NIC publishing its IP to network of main NIC

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Hi I have a problem I was hopeing some could help me out with. A while back I shared all my main pc drives on my newtork by right clicking on the drive in my computer then clicking the share tab. I then later un-shared them by unclicking the tab but all the computers could see the drives that had been previously shared from my main computer. They could even access them even though they had been unshared. I then later reinstalled windows7 on my main computer but the drives are still visible and accessable from computers on my network. Can someone tell me how I can dissable this.

A:main pc drives are seen on network by all computers.

Also as a update on the laptop that can see the drive they show up under a network section called tsclient

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Hello. I am having a bad day, tech-wise.

I am a home-based businessman who has a computer network at home consisting of 4 computers. The main one is connected directly to the internet, VoiP phone and printer, while the 3 others are all connected to the first via a router/cable modem. We are able to connect to the internet via each computer independently, but the main PC must be on in order to print from the other computers.

I have had this network up and running for almost 2 years with no problems, until now. This morning, I tried to run a print job on one of the other PCs, and the document failed to print. At first I thought it was the print configuration, but upon further inspection, I discovered that the main computer can no longer see the network. It's like it's been kicked off. The other PCs can see the main one on the network, but cannot access any of its' files. The main computer can't even see the others anymore.

It's worth mentioning that all 4 computers can still access the internet independently of each other as before, but now we can't share files or print because the printer is directly connected to the main PC, and it must be on and connected to the network in order to print from any of the other PCs.

I haven't changed the computer's settings or anything; in fact, I was able to share and swap files as recently as last week. The only things that I can see that may have caused this to happen are that we've recently switched VoiP providers from SunRock... Read more

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Hi

Having problems with my network and cant for the life of me work out why.

My main computer (running windows 7) is connected directly with my router and connects to the internet no problems.

When I plug my laptop (windows vista) into the router, it also works fine.

My xbox 360 is also plugged into the router but won't connect to the internet. When I run trouble shooting, it says it has a network connection but no Internet connection.

I have a cable running from my router to another room which has a network switch. Everything that is plugged into the network switch will not connect to the internet, including my laptop which works when plugged in to the router.

Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks.

A:Can't access internet on anything on my network but main p

Take the cable from the router out at the switch plug it into a pc does it work that proves the cable is ok is the switch a switch a switch or a hub. Do the lights on ports come on when plugged in has it ever worked some havenone port set as an uplink which must go to the router

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I have two devices connected to my home wireless network, my phone and my laptop. Recently my network has disappeared from the laptop's list of networks. This did not happen with my phone, which works fine. By disappeared I mean my home network cannot be discovered by my laptop. This is not a connection issue because I cannot find the network to connect to. I do not have this problem with any other wireless network. I followed the various command prompts suggested by Microsoft's troubleshooting guide (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...nection-issues). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Adding a network location for a SharePoint site in Vista, you were able to set http://servername and it listed all the sites in SharePoint as folders, and you could just navigate to any document library. In Windows 7 it just shows as blank. Try and create a folder and it says the filename is too long.

You can put in http://servername/sitename on Windows 7 and it works!

What do you need for it to perform as Vista did, as it was a great "Network Location" to add via GPO for all users, instead of scripting sites dependeant on the users group membership?

Thank you in advance!

A:Network location for SharePoint (Main Site)

Bump!! Any ideas on this?

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Hi im a newbie on the site and need help
My main pc keeps dropping the connetion to the internet when my laptop is shut down. I have just set up a x micro router so that my daughter can use my internet connection with her laptop, everthing works fine while the laptop is connected but as soon as the laptop is shut down the connection keeps saying local area connection unplugged every few minuets ,then if i reconnect the laptop the connection is fine again. The connection is also ok when the main pc is directly into the modem
so its not the connection
The main pc is on win 2000 and is hard wired into the router I also have just connected another old pc which is also on win 2000 to the router (hard wired)
and it s connection drops out at the same time as the main pc so it appears to be a problem between the router and the modem ? which is confusing as it then works ok when the lap is working on wireless can any one help
thanks in anticipation malc
 

A:main pc network unplugged when laptop shutdown

Welcome to TechSpot

Can you explain some more what you have there?

Modem (cable, dsl or dialup) which one?
Router (wired or wireless)
Main PC running Windows 2000 Pro or ME?
Laptop running what OS?
Is the Laptop wireless or wired?

Did you create a home workgroup network?
Did you give it a name like (malc23)

Are all the PCs setup correctly to obtain the IP?
Which brand of Router did you get?

On the Main PC do this...
Click on start
Click on run
type: cmd (if you're running Windows 2000 Pro)
type: cd\windows
type: ipconfig /all >mainpc.txt
type: route print >mainpc2.txt
press enter
type: exit

Now

click on start
click on run
type: c:\windows\mainpc.txt
click okay
click on start
click on run
type: c:\windows\mainpc2.txt

Now repeat the above for the laptop but make sure you change first mainpc.txt to lappc.txt and call the second one mainpc2.txt to lappc2.txt.

Compare what you get to see what's going on in your workgroup network setup.
 

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I got dsl and my networked computers work but my main computer with the router and the modem connected by it doesnt work everything is connected correctly.
 

A:Network comps work but main doesnt

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Hi there....not sure if anyone can help but here goes..
We have a home wireless network going on with 2 desktops, a laptop and xbox running off it. Been fine with no probs at all for around a year now but last week the main comp got kicked offline and cant get it back on. The other three are all ok and still online and being a novice i have no idea why they aint all offline.

Rang aol who got me to change a few settings regarding the router but that didnt help at all and as much as they tried to tell me they could see i was online....my comp was saying different. I am pretty loathe to try anything coz i dun wanna lose connection for the other 2 comps & xbox (my son would kill me!!).....soooooo if anyone has any suggestions or thoughts id be one happy woman.

Main comp is on xp sp2. AOL msg states....TCP/IP cannot reach aol

Thanks folks

Bev
 

A:Main comp on network has lost connection..

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

What country are you located in.
Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
What is the expected Upstream/Downstream speed for your ISP Connection?
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make and model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms? Have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?

If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?


On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands:

PING 206.190.60.37

PING yahoo.com

NBTSTAT -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

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