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How to connect laptops for a LAN party?

Q: How to connect laptops for a LAN party?

I am going to have a LAN party with about 3 other people. I am wondering what I need for equipment and how to go about creating a Ethernet LAN so we can play together. We want to play P2P, not over the Internet.

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A: How to connect laptops for a LAN party?

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Hi, guys.

I am running windows vista which I am starting to loath. Anyway None of my programs avira antivirus, weather defender, or news can connect or update. I have done the following:

. turn off windows firewall
. added exceptions to ^^^
. uninstall zone alarm
. turn of avira antivirus
. uninstall norton
. uninstall symantec
. restart pc

still will not working. I can browse using mozilla or ie and download anything. It's just that the non microsoft programs will not work. any help is appreciated.

A:3rd party programs can not connect to internet

I tried to update windows defender and get the following error:
program cant check for definition updates
error found: 0x080070422

also went into Network and Sharing Center and changed setting to private. still doesn't work.

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Hi, I have a problem that I don't know how to fix.

I've just re-formatted a computer and installed
Win2k, no firewall (atm), Firefox, adaware, and spybot on
an old PII machine. The problem I have is while IE will
connect to the net, Firefox and the update managers
on adaware and spybot will not. I am connecting to the
internet through the default window's dial-up to Earthlink.
Any ideas what I should do to fix this?

Thanks in advance

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My computer's internet abilities has once again gone all wierd. Usually when I turn on my computer(win xp home) it automatically connects to the net. But now I have to disable my lan connection, sygate personal firewall then re-enable it to actually connect to the internet. I got adsl and that shouldn't happen.
Now my big gripe here is that windows internet explorer and messenger (msn and windows) both stopped working. IE simply does not show anything when I try to surf the net. Only text shows up and images are those little X's. Most of the time it has the page cannot be displayed error. MSN messenger keeps on popping up with an error message that there is something wrong with my internet connection when I know it is fine. The other computer, my parent's, connected to the router can sign in fine, and I'm using mozilla firefox on this problematic computer.

Is there something wrong with the registry or is there a virus or something really nasty?

Perhaps a hijack this log file would help:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:54:14 PM, on 19/06/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:microsoft programs won't connect but 3rd party's can

This might help

Remove Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe

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Hello I have been having some problems using third party apps on my computer. The problem came out of no where. I was using my pc the night before and everything worked fine and I put it to sleep for the night. The next day after work I get it out of sleep mode and no third party app can connect to the internet. I'm connected to the internet but all my apps such as Steam, Origin, and even like adobe update can't connect. The only apps that can connect are IE and Firefox. I have no fire wall at the moment. Running windows 7. I opened the ports on my router that the apps need. I reinstalled the apps, restarted my computer, reset my router, system restored to a time when everything worked. I'm all out ideas and am hoping someone here can help me. I was thinking about reformatting as a last resort, but I really don't wanna go through the hassle right now. I don't know if my ISP(Verizon) is blocking any port thats no http or what. If you need anymore information I'll get back to you asap. Thanks for your time.

A:Third party apps can't connect to internet

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I hope that XBox question is ok here, if not would someone be able to please point me is best direction.

A few months ago son got XBox 360 and plays on line with a few friends through joining what I think is called a Party on XBox Live.

However, the 1 person he wanted to join with he cannot, and that person cannot join with him. They both can join the other friends at same time. I have done several nights of research and best solution suggested at this point is maybe a NAT issue or Port forwarding,

Setup (for us)
ISP Australin Optus with Dynamic IP
Modem Spreedstream 4200 (with NAPT set) with port 3074 forwarded.
To Belkin F5D8233-4v3(01) Router. No port forwarding set at present but did try both 88 and 3074 but not sure about the IP setting due to dynamic IP.
XBox usually connects wirelessly and seems to be no issues with on-line play other than the 1 friend. We have a cable that we have connected directly to the Belkin Router and this made no difference.

We bypassed the Belkin Router last night and he was able to connect to the previously un-connectable friend.

This suggests to me that it may be one of our router settings. Some places on Net suggest it may be too high security on NAT but I cannot see any particular settings on the Router for NAT but it does say it's enabled.

The XBox test for Network does not indicate any issues when you run it.

I did think about trying to set some IP's for internal machines but have no idea how it's done.

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A:XBox Live - Cannot connect to a particular party


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About 3 or 4 months ago I switched to a new internet provider whom also sent me a new modem. Problem is, is that this new modem prevents my burglar alarm's dial out alert system from contacting my nominated phone numbers during an activation/test. If I turn off the modem there is no problem, the alarm works perfectly.
This would be fine except that my brother in law lives next door and uses my internet connection so it is inconvenient if I'm away and have to switch the modem off to have the alarm fully functional.

Prior to the provider change over I was using a 3rd party TP-Link TD-W8951ND modem with my prior service provider. This modem caused no problems at all with the function of the burglar alarm when left on.

Therefore, I would like to use the TP-Link modem again but I can't get it to work on the new service. From memory, the modem that was supplied by the new provider was basically 'plug and play' and all I did was just cable it in and there was no keyboard work required. This is why I don't know why the TP modem doesn't work since I didn't change anything.
Evidently, there are some configurations that do need altering but I haven't got a clue.

Any help or ideas?


A:How To Connect My 3rd Party Modem To My New Provider's Service?

Hello there, You need to apply the appropriate ADSL and network settings on the modem so it can connect to your new provider's network. The ISP support should provide those. Hope you get it up and running soon.

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Hello and thanks in advance,Starting yesterday, when I try to launch most third party programs (Google chrome, Skype, Evernote, Jing, and others) that connect to the internet they will not start and cause windows to say that it has encountered a problem (I have attachd the image of the screen shot)Anyways, I know this started happening on Tuesday morning because when I view the event log any time I try to start an application an error gets thrown. I have tried downloading malwarebytes, however, after I install it, it will not connect to the internet to download the latest updates. It throws an error. So it seems that I can only use Microsoft programs (although dropbox, symantec endpoint protection, and tweetdeck, seem to work) to access the internet, but that may not be the cause at all. I tried uninstalling the programs and reinstalling them, but that didn't work either. My helpdesk is saying nothing is wrong with my computer because the apps that are throwing the error are not supported, which is a bit ridiculous because they are just the ones that are pointing out the problem.Here is the output from my Hijackthis log, and from my eyes I cannot see what is really wrong with my pc. I can install lookinmypc to see everything installed and print out that log if you want as well. Anways, any help that can be given would be greatly appreciated.I ran a full virus scan with symatec endpoint protection and it returned one tracking cookie that it deleted.When I ran malwarebytes ... Read more

A:It seems that third party programs that connect to the internet by default will not start

I had two viruses that were picked up today by the Symantec End Point Protection program and were quarantined. They were backdoor.trojans named esenperf.dll. Topic Closed.

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There are two lap tops in my office that I do the technical support for, they are HP nc6000 that run XP Pro. They are supose to connect and unconnect to the network here in the office when the users need to take them on location. The problem we are having that no one can figure out is, everytime the users bring the lap tops back in the office and attempt to reconnect to the network with them I have to go in a re-map the drives. I have tried to update the nic card drivers, that didn't work. I have asked both users if they are shutting down in the field properly and they say they are (going thru the start menu, shutting down from there). (thinking that that may have something to do with it) At this point I don't have a clue what could be the problem and I am getting sick of having to remap those drives...

Any help, suggestions, advice I would be greatful for.....
could the problem be they are just old laptops?

A:Laptops that won't connect

Do you have separate hardware profiles set up on these laptops?
1 for the field and 1 for the office?

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Hi all. I want to connect two laptops so that one can see the other. I heard that this can be done with a cross-over cable and then running the Windows XP Network Wizard to pick up each computer. Can anyone confirm?

A:Connect Two Laptops

yes, it's true..

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Please help..
Laptop 1 - Toshiba Satellite 2 days ago appeared to have a virus - cloud warnings, and icons on my desktop. I ran Malwarebytes, which found no infections, however the cloud warnings disappeared. Since then unable to connect both wireless and ethernet. Here are my config settings at this time for this laptop.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\badger>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : toshiba-user
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-D1-3E-88-82
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Ada
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-E3-24-66-FA
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet... Read more

A:Both laptops are unable to connect

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I cant' connect my 2 laptops on the internet at the same time, only 1 laptop can connect on the net and the other one don't or they can both connect to the internet but it doesn't stop disconnecting on both of them.
PLEASE HELP!!! I've been trying to fix for weeks.

A:Can't connect 2 laptops at the same time...

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hi there,, i have been using one laptop via wlan for over a year,, bought a new laptop couple of days ago,, now both of them connect to router but cant go online at the same time,, if i disconnect the old laptop from wireless router the new laptop works,, if i dissconect the new laptop the old laptop works??

please help,, any help would be appreciated!!

A:cant connect to internet with two laptops

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Hi All,

I have 2 laptops both running Windows 7.I want to connect them remotely.I am using different Wireless PC datacard on each machine and both system connected to Internet.I want to connect them remotely over internet.

Lets say Laptop A(connected to Internet with datacard A ) and Laptop B(connected to Internet with datacard B)

Anyways to do following tasks without installing any new softwares ?

1.How to Connect Laptop B from A by default (without any authentication on Laptop B)

2.How do I just Monitor Laptop B from A ?(View mode)

3.How do I access Laptop B from A ?

Please provide steps


A:How to connect 2 laptops over Internet

How about using Team Viewer or Window Remote desktop

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US Robotics router with ethernet and USB cables... I am connected with the ethernet. Can my daughter connect her laptop direct to the router with the USB or do I have to set up a network? Thanks..

A:New router...can I connect 2 laptops?

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Hi there,
Before I start to talk about the Latitude 5285, let me explain another tablet that i having which is Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855. Dell Venue 8 Pro 5855 smart card reader(NXP chip) is able to connect by 3rd party library (github.com/.../pcsc-sharp), after connected, I can go on to scan card like MiFare Desfire 14443A and ISO/IEC 15693 13.56 MHZ.
Recently, I bought this Latitude 5285. The smart card reader of Latitude 5285 is produced by Broadcom. The software that I created is not able to work with this smart card reader. There are 2 smart card readers under Device Manager’s Smart card readers category which are “Contacted Smart Card Reader” and “Contactless Smart Card Reader”.
I have done tremendous researches on the internet.
Some said that is because contactless reader by default is only for Pre Boot Authentication, 3rd part program is not allow to use it unless turn off something. This website (https://blog.g3rt.nl/enable-dell-nfc-contactless-reader.html) author is telling that Contactless Smart Card Reader need to turn off the CV Radio mode etc by using the Dell ControlVault driver DOS tool called ushdiag.exe.
But I have checked the ControlVault driver of latitude 5285, there is no ushdiag.exe tool provided.
I have checked this Latitude 5285 BIOS Setup. I did not see any related settings that i can deal with.
Any approach to enable it? To me, it seems contactless reader is locked.
Please help.

Thanks and regards,

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hey everyone,
I have a:
CenturyLink C1000A wireless router/modem
2x android phone
2x winxp laptops (sp2, sp3)
i can connect all of these devices using the default settings and key except for the 2 winxp laptops. They both detect the network, let me type in the key, but then get stuck at "waiting for network" screen. eventually that screen closes without connecting. im currently online with the sp2 wired directly to the router. any ideas or recommendations?
i can provide more information if anyone thinks it will help, and thanks in advance for any ideas.

A:laptops wont connect to wifi

Install SP3 on the way-out-of-date machine.

For the one that already has SP3 ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network and also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[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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If I have 2 laptops, One has an aircard for internet connection.
If I connect the 2 computers via Ethernet cables, can I Bridge one laptop to the other so they can share the connection? If so, what is the process? And also, would we be able to use one printer as well?
Or if anyone has a suggestion what we can do, that would be great.
Thank You,

A:Need help to connect 2 laptops using one air card for internet?

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So I bought a crossover cable just to connect two laptops. Like, a network. Mine is running on windows 7 and the other laptop is running on Vista. So I configured both laptops to be in the same workgroup (left the homegroup in win7) and configured both NIC's to have an IP in the same class - one of them is and the other one is and subnet masks are the same Now, I should be able to ping each of the laptops. But it pings only from Vista ( to Win7 ( and not the other way. Network window in win7 shows some computers in the different network, but in the same building, but does not show the laptop connected with the crossover cable. Network window in win vista does not show any computers. Both computers have some shared folders (for users Guest and Everyone).

I would really like to know what am I doing wrong, and how do I connect these two computers so I could easily transfer some files?

Thanks in advance.

A:Connect 2 laptops with crossover cable

Are you certain that the firewall is configured to allow ECHO REQUESTS on the Vista box. If you cannot ping it, it may be the Windows firewall preventing it from responding.

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I have tried all morning to connect my two laptops together with no success. I have an HP ( Operates on Windows 10) and I have a dell. I am just needing a second monitor so that I can operate on both computers without switching back and forth.

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Is it possible to use an Ethernet cable to connect two laptops together for the purpose of playing LAN games?
I have an Acer Aspire 1640Z amd my friend has an Acer Aspire 1640. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jason Crenshaw

A:Connect Two Laptops on a LAN via Ethernet cable

Yes, but you need a crossover cable, or you need to use a hub/switch/router with two cables.

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Can someone please explain in "easy english" how to connect two Sony Laptops so they can exchange information without connection to the internet?

A:Using my Ethernet cards to connect two laptops

2 laptops
2 ethernet PCMCIA cards
1 Ethernet crossover cable

Laptops both nees Client for MS Networks installed, both need the same protocol installed (only one TCP/IP). Both need a unique IP address in the settings for TCP/IP, both need file and printer sharing service installed.

Here is a MSKB article for Win98 P2P networking:

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I have two laptops. 30 minutes ago, both of connected just fine. Then I uninstalled two programs called ezvid and Sendori. On both computers. Now one of them cannot open up any web pages, but the other one is completely fine. Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer. None of them work. I've tried the system restore twice, but both times it said that it was unable to restore.
I've also spoken to a Comcast representative and done the CMD ipconfig/release and renew. I've tried it on Safe Mode. I've tried turning off my fire wall. I've even connected the computer to the router with a wire.

I don't know what this means but it popped up after everthing went wrong: "Error loading peer to peer connection. Listening port is blocked and returned port zero, please check you firewall settings and you networks adapters. Downloads and fill lenght videos cannot be watched without the peer to peer library!"

I know it has nothing to with my internet. Every other device I have is connected except for that one specific computer. Please help!

-Windows 7

A:Solved: Can't connect to internet on one of my laptops.

Try this:

Open a command window (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt).

Type Netsh int ip reset and press <Enter>

Next, type Netsh winsock reset catalog and press <Enter>

Now restart Windows.

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This is a confusing one. i have 2 laptops. one i hade for the last year n a half which i bought a wireless g router with which has worked fine for the last year i bought a new laptop last month but my old laptop which was away for repair has now came back and now i cant connect to the internet on both of them at the same time. a hade both laptops checked out was advised to connect belkin who make my router and they said my router was not connected to the laptop but it must be if i am on the internet just now on it i am really stuck on this. would it be easier to buy a new router etc or is there any easier way a can fix this problem i be grateful if u could help me . my old laptop is on windows xp and my new one is on vista. be gratful if someone could give me to step by step instructions by email thanks

A:Cant Connect Internet to 2 laptops at the same time

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I bought a new laptop and it needed a password to connect. I didn't know the password and a site told me to reset my router. So I did this and now neither of my laptops can connect to it. What should I do?

A:Reset my Router and Laptops can't Connect

Without the password for the router, they wont connect. Talk to the person who has the router and get the password. if it is your router, call your ISP and see if they will reset it for you. I know my cable modem/router can be reset by the cable tv company.

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I have one wired desktop that is using a linksys router and broadcasting wirelessly. I know it is because I have two laptops that connect to the wireless without any problems. However, I have a desktop that I use with a linksys usb adapter to connect and it always identifies that there is a wireless connection available, but when I try to connect, it can't. I had this problem with my previous desktop and I disabled the MAC filter, and from then on, my desktop was able to connect. I bought a new compter a week ago, with windows 7 and low and behold, I have the same problem. I accessed my wireless router config page and the MAC filter was already disabled, so that's not the problem. I used my pci linksys adapter card just in case it was my wireless usb adapter, but I got the same problem. Is there something I need to do in the wireless router configuaration page? I can't understand why my laptops will connect with no problems, but my second desktop always has this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, I have no passwoord security or encryption on it, as far as I know. I don't get why my new desktop recognizes that there is a wireless connection available, but can't ever seem to connect to.

A:Need Help! desktop can't connect wirelessly, but my laptops do

can we see the following from the desktop
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network info... Read more

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hi after we had an power cut , both my laptops will not work on wireless ? they work through the ethernet cable , which i had to ring tiscali to get me connected again , they said that the wireless connection needs to be reset in the registary ?, ive tried both of them on a different router but they wont connect , so must be the laptops ?im currently running windows vista , have a samsung and a advent laptop , im not to good with computers please can anyone help thankyou deb

A:both my laptops cannot connect to wireless router please help

Hi Deborah and wlecome to Vista Forums

Do you have your router permanently powered up? It is possible that loss of power has caused your router to revert back to its default settings (the same as you would get if you manually reset it). Check its configuration settings by entering (or the address given in your router's documentation) in the address bar of IE7 and make sure that everything is set correctly, especially the WEP/WPA/WPA2 password (this needs to be identical to that on your laptops in order for them to connect wirelessly - this would explain why they cannot connect via the other router). Refer to the router's documentation and make careful notes as you go on so that you can refer to them again if the need arises. Once you have got your laptops connecting, go back into the router configuration and choose the option to backup your settings. If the same thing happens again, you should be able to use this file to restore your router. Note that setting up a router needs to be done via a direct wired Ethernet connection.
To check all this, power down your router and wait 5 minutes. Power it back up. Are you still able to connect? If not, connect via Ethernet and restore your settings using the backup file you created earlier.
Another possibility is that your router automatically turns off the wireless output on power failure and that this needs to be manually re-enabled.

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I have not been able to get 2 seperate laptops to work on an ethernet connection. both WIN XP , Svce Pk 3.

continue to receive limited or no connectivityI have disabled, enabled local area connection
uninstalled and reinstalled net adapter
checked tcp/ip settings ,set to obtain automatically
disabled wifi...no luck.
Cable and internet work, using it now with my desktop
Any ideas why this is occuring on 2 seperate lap tops? Suggestions anyone? pleeezz

A:2 laptops, same wired connect issue

Will either laptop connect via cable?

Can you see the network in your wireless manager? What program is running the wireless connection?

Have you been infected? When did this start?

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I've got 2 problems. First one is I have 2 laptops and 1 router. Both work perfectly fine on the internet except not at the same time. Either computer X is online or computer Y, they cant be both on at the same time. Here is the IP config for the one i'm currently using (windows XP):

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : roku

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : engineering.egr.msu.edu

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : engineering.egr.msu.edu




Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-6D-EF-97

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : eau.wi.charter.com

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-F0-6C-56-A5

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.115.... Read more

A:Can't connect to router 2 laptops same time.

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My laptops was working fine last Wednesday. But after I got from school yester(Thursday) my laptops can not connect to the internet. I have a wireless network and my router that connect to my desktop in the basement and it is working fine.
Can someone help me please.

P.S I have window vista and window xp laptop.


A:Solved: Laptops can not connect to internet

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My lap tops screen has been damaged so I cant see anything on it. just wondered if anyone knew of a way to access the data on it via my sons laptop. PLEASE HELP!

A:connect 2 laptops in which 1 has a damaged screen

you may be able to connect to a TV if it has a PC input or HDMI output

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Hi I was just wondering if it is possible to connect 2 laptops using the inbuilt WIFI . Heard its not possible but you can never say so I just decided to resort to the experts... So if anybody could help me out with this


A:Connect 2 laptops using in built WIFI

Sure you can. You configure the two for Ad-Hoc communications.

ICS - Making the Wireless Home Network Connection in Windows XP Without a Router

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Hi everyone,

Maybe someone already explained it but i couldn't find it. I apologize.
I have two laptops running Windows 7 Ultimate build 7600,fully updated.
Both of them have wireless network adapter.
I searched on internet and found that one way to connect them is by ad-hoc connection.
I established on one computer ad-hoc connection and on another I connect to that connection.
So both laptops are connected but it says "no network access" and it is not possible to share files between them two.
I created homegroup and there's nothing in that folder.

How to connect two laptops wireless and share files between them?


A:connect two laptops - wireless connection

You don't need to use Homegroup to share files, but that up to you. If both laptops are on the same network, then they should be able to ping one another. If so then creating shares and connecting from one to the other is a breeze.


1) Can both ping one another? If yes, continue (if no, get it rectified).
2) Create folders you want to share.
3) Map to the shares.

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Hi, since this is my first time here I figure I may as well start out with a bang. In our IT department we are implementing a prepaid website for all of our sites to use. The site is hosted by verisign, but the connection is tunneled from the remote sites to our switch and then tunneled to the verisign SSL site. The problem is at all the remote sites the desktops wont connect to the site. The odd thing is that if i take my laptop here and plug in on the exact same cable that the desktop had, the laptop will connect. Then, if i take that same cable and plug it back into the desktop PC, it won't connect. I've verified this problem on all of our remote sites, and all the laptops work and desktops do not. All of the desktops here at our main office can connect fine? Any ideas??? I was thinking maybe a problem with SSL or a small reg fix. Also, I have listed the site under trusted sites and we have issued certificates to verify the authenticity. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks....

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I am trying to help out my family with this question: I was trying to connect a Dell Studio 1458 laptop to the internet that we have. There is NO router, only a modem so the ethernet cord hooks directly from the cable modem to the computer. The laptop has wireless and wired internet capabilities (supposedly). It couldn't connect to a wireless internet and it wouldn't connect to the wired connection either. I got the same thing every time "Unidentified network: no internet access" Upon troubleshooting I get this error: "internet IP address cannot be configured." It is almost like the computer is not allowing internet accessing.

The internet works fine because when tried on 2 other computers and everything worked fine. Ironically, this is also happening with my sister's Dell Inspiron laptop. Both computers have Windows 7 64x with Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet network cards. The driver for the network card was updated: no change. The device was disabled / enabled, no change. All firewalls and virus software disabled, no change. There are no detectable errors in the device manager.

I am running out of ideas on what could be causing the problem and how to fix it. I am thinking it has something to do with how dell has the computers set-up, because two new dell computers are having the problem; but I have no idea how to approach it. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

A:Solved: Dell Laptops won't connect to internet.

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Hey everyone, I?ve been having constant issues with my desktop staying connected to internet. Sometimes it?ll lose connection for a minute, an hour, or multiple days. The past few days I haven?t been able to access internet on my desktop - however, my dad?s laptop connects just fine. I included a picture of IPCONFIG /ALL if that helps, however DHCP has been enabled.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you

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how do i connect a cell phone with bluetooth to a laptop with bluetooth?

A:how do i connect a bluetooth cell phone to laptops?

What OS? In windows you simply set your cell phone to discoverable in the bluetooth settings and then in your bluetooth places you discover devices. It should walk you through the pairing process from there.

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Have a Razer Blade and Lenovo. Want to use Lenovo as secondary monitor to extend screen and ease tasks. Have tried everything suggested online to do this with no luck. Any advice?

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I have searched the internet for answers but it seems to me that i haven't gotten any clue how to solve my problems..

here we go..

i have set-up a network between mine's and my brother's laptop and eventually we can share folders.. one time, something went wrong and i can only see my terminal in the network i have made.. i looked for some answers over the net and found out that one of my brother's program was blocking his network capabilities (if that is the right term, excuse me for my lame English. XD) anyhow, i have managed to fix that and my only concern now is to connect our laptops to play LAN games... i don't know what is the problem.. i also tried using a cross-over cable but it only yielded the same result... i try to create a game and tries to get it but he doesn't see the game i created... same goes for me... he makes a game but when i try to enter it's as if there's no created game... Warcraft is the game to be exact... i'm not a computer geek or what.. i just read forum threads to solve my pc related problems.. and since i can't find any answers, i tried to making my question to fully help me..

oh, btw before something happened to my brother's connection we haven't played together any LAN games..
Thank you in advance.!

- x1kiMmi0x

A:how to connect two laptops using a router to play LAN GAMES?

ok, just to start this off the right way, i do know some networking and have connected many games for LAN and WAN play.

first off, unless you networks are set up different wherever you are, (i'm in the US) dont use a crossover. also i am assuming that you are both on the same side of the same router.

go to start/ run and then type in cmd. this should bring up the command prompt. type in ipconfig. on both computers. write down the IPs and then type ping (ip) -ok, its hard to write commands properly this way but its "ping" then one "space" and then the "IP" of the computer that you are not on.

hopefully it doesnt time out. since you did SOME file sharing im sure this works.

when you start the game in warcraft, you should be able to host your own offline game. when you do this, watch for anything that has your ip or anything that says "port".

now that the game is started (there should be a lobby of some sort where you wait for other players), the other computer can connect. (join LAN, direct join, etc...) the important thing to look for on this computer is a place to enter an ip or port number. when you enter these numbers on the joining computer (not the hosting one) make sure you enter the same ip and port number the HOST computer is using.
with some games you need to shut off firewalls, antivirus etc... with other you have to do port forwarding. think twice about doing any of these. for obvious reasons.

i hope this he... Read more

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Hi Everyone!
Recently, my desktop will not connect to the internet but all the other laptops in the house can connect to the internet wirelessly. The desktop is hard wired to the dlink router and worked fine up until about last week. Any suggestions or ideas on how to check if its a virus, bad networking card or maybe something else? Thank you!

A:Solved: Desktop won't connect to internet but laptops can

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My desktop wont connect to the internet but my laptops will, whats wrong?? This has never happened before. I have tried resetting the modem and router by unplugging them and then plugging them back in, with no results. Im not sure if it will help but here are my desktop's spec's:
Model:Xps Xps_420
Processor: intel(r) Core(TM)2 quad cpu q9300 @ 2.50GHz 2.49 GHz
Memory (RAM): 4.00GB
32 bit operating system
Thanks for any help. If you have any questions please ask. Sorry for not including too much info i know how to work a computer but im not tech savy. Thanks!

A:My Desktop wont connect to the internet, but laptops will


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I have two laptops - Dell 1545 and an Acer5633. Both use Vista. I have been connecting via an ad hoc network and through the Acer to the Internet. Suddenly they could no longer connect to each other after three days with no problem. Each computer can individually connect to the Internet, but not via the other. I have tried turning off the broadband modem. Tried creating a new network. Checked that internet sharing is allowed. Any help?

A:Solved: Can no longer connect two laptops and internet

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I have a Netgear router (WNDR3400)

I have 1 desktop pc (netgear software installed on this)

I have 2 laptops

All 3 pc's are running Windows 7 pro

I need to change the Network Key (password) on the desktop.

Then I need to know what has to be done so both laptop pc's will connect without an ethernet cable.

A:Need help to connect laptops to router without ethernet cable

The manual that came with the Wireless Router has all that information. Basically you put the Router's IP address in your browser's Address bar, looks similar to but last two numbers may be different, hit Enter and should open the page to your Router's Setup. You may need the user name and password, also provided in the manual. Once in you can go to the Wireless section to set up a password or change it if already there. You can also change the Network name but remember it.
The manual:

Then when that is done you fire up the Notebooks and click the Wireless icon in the Notification Area, should show your Router and click to log in with the password you set.

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I am a new member and have never,ever posted before on any forum but am totally confused and lost here..I know some about computers and had both my laptops connected for 1 whole day before I made the mistake and turned them off at the end of the day...now can't remember how to get it to work again...please...how do I connect them directly together with a ethernet cable so that I am able to connect to the internet from both?? One is Windows Media xp and is built in wireless..my other one is also xp but doesn't have built in wifi and I broke my netgear adapter so unable to connect. We run off the internet wifi offered free from where we live so how do I solve this issue??? p.s. no modem or router available to use and I am homebound/disabled....can someone walk me through the steps of creating a network for home and whatever else I need to do to fix this ?????? Thanks!!!

A:Help!! Connect 2 laptops directly w/ethernet w/1 laptop wifi

After connecting them together by ethernet enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on the wireless connection that has internet access. You can probably also bridge the wireless and ethernet connections, but to say that I'm making the assumption that you are not restricted to only one IP address on your free Wi-Fi. I haven't given any more details, since I assume this will jog your memory of which you did yesterday.

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Hi I am tech savvy and I am stumped please help

I set up my Netgear AC 1450, upgraded the bad firmware, works ok, but my laptops that run 8.1 Windows, may not be related, won't connect. I get my IP phone and my smartphone buy neither laptop. I click and it can't connect. Now I am reading a bit on netgear's site that they may not be compatible with 8.1? I can't even find AC 1450 in the list to cross reference Is there another name for this router than AC 1450, is that Costco's branding?


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I had been using a Belkin Wireless G router successfully until a couple of weeks ago when it died. I recently purchased a new Belkin Wirelell G + MIMO router and my troubles have begun.

I have a desktop running Vista wired into the router and it's working fine. When I initially set up the router, my Compaq Evo N600c laptop, XP, with a linksys wireless card worked fine. I was able to connect to the network, add the network printer and access the internet. My problems began when I turned on the security on the router.

My desktop still works fine and if I direct connect the laptop to the router I'm fine, but with security set, I cannot connect wireless. I've tried WEP64 and WEP128, neither is working for me. The prior router was set up with WEP128 encryption with no problems. I've tried everything that I know how to do, plus a lot of the advice and hints I've seen on line.

I'd really appreciate some help on this one. I'm not willing to run the network without security.


A:Solved: Cannot get laptops to connect Belkin Wireless with security

I suggest trying WPA, WEP is not a very good option in any case.

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