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Q: 2 houses 1 network

Network : 2 houses
1 Normally functioning router connected to modem in house 1
1 router w/ DCHP disabled in house 2
1 line of sight transmitter that bridges from one house to another, think of it like a switch

Network works great, able to access a shared network drive painlessly from all computers.

Able to directly access the web based UI of printer located at house 2 from any computer on the network.

However, unable to add printer located in house 2 from computers in house 1, either by network location, or by shared printer via USB
you CAN see the printers when you go to network "Add printers" but everything always crashes on final add part of printer installation.

Any Ideas?

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A: 2 houses 1 network

So, these are both network printers with IP addresses? Some printers will not work across a network, if they're older units.

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Hey all -- I'll try to be concise.

In the House, there is Spectrum internet which should be about 200 Mbps wired. There is a router and an access point. In the house there are several devices, both wired and wireless. Both types of connection approach 200 Mbps (for wireless, this is assuming you are within a reasonable radius of the AP). So far, so good.

But -- I live in the Apartment about 80-100 ft away, up a bit in elevation as well as on the second floor. There is something like a 10ft differential between our flat and the room in the House.

To get internet in our Apartment, I have an EnGenius ENH202 (which advertises speeds up to 300 Mbps) configured as an AP w/static IP blasting towards our window from the House. It is behind a window, so the signal must pass through two windows currently.

Internet access via EnGenius is both unstable and slow. I understand speeds will fall off, but I cannot get above 20 Mbps on any device and usually range from 7-13. As to stability, the internet drops out often, EnGenius disappears from list of WiFi network access points, etc. Interestingly, sometimes we can connect to the Spectrum 2G network more easily and reliably than EnGenius, though not always and not for long. EDIT: For example, the speed test just had EnGenius at 16 Mbps and Spectrum 2G at 33 (sudden, new high). I could handle the lower-than-advertised speeds (probably user error, I know), but the instability is killer.

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As the title states, I am want to set up a single ADSL connection, using 1 router across 6 apartments. The apartments are 2 floors and from the top they look like this

The Router is on Apartment 1.

Between apartment 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 is a normal cement wall.

Between 3 and 4 is Cement and stone, so are the outside walls of each house.

I was thinking of doing it simple and using 3-4 range extenders such as the Linksys RE1000. From what i searched on the internet, and what the documentation states, the signal will get bottle-necked for the last house due to the RE1000 giving half of the bandwidth.

Quote from Linksys FAQ:
7. Can I add more than one RE1000 to my existing wireless network?

Yes. But since the RE1000 only gets half of the wireless signal from your main router or access point, adding multiple range extenders can provide you with even lower signal, thus, giving lesser bandwidth to your wireless computers or devices that you are going to connect to these additional extenders.Click to expand...

So, what would be an optimal solution to this? Should I go ahead and install the RE1000's? Is there something better that i can do?
 

A:Setting up a single Wireless network across a number of houses.

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Finally broadband is out in the boonies but to the question. My neighbor and I want to know if there is a way that we can network our houses together so we can share the conection. Umm if it matters our houses are about 100ft apart, and we are both running windows xp pro.
 

A:Networking two houses

100ft apart? The Cat5 wire that you will run can be no longer than 100m which means from the hub/router if it is in your house can be no further than 100 m from his computer and vice versa. Keep in mind that there will be a cable running from ur house to his and i'm not sure how well a cat5 cable would run in the rain...
 

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I need to pick some brains with this one

I'm making a sale to a family friend with a new HP 610 notebook with windows 7
so they have there current setup of 3 xp machines and one running windows vista home premium.
now the one house is where the adsl router and the vista machine are
what i'm thinking of doing for them is adding a wireless access point/ booster into the other house with the three xp machines. this house is also where the windows 7 laptop will mainly be.

Am i on the right track adding the wirless booster/access point to the house and is there anything else i need to take into consideration

distance between where i will place the point/booster and the router is 20 metres
all 3 xp machines have wireless G capability
the router is a netgear with wireless N
the laptop has wireless N
the vista machine is already on the network wirelessy

A:wireless networking 2 houses

any help would be hot!!!!

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Ok so I moved into a house beside my parents'. The network I set up at my dad's is a Linksys Wireless Router and the pcs are connected via other linksys wireless usb adapters.

In my house I am able to grab onto his wireless signal with just a usb adapter plugged into my pc. And my question is Should I just buy usb adapters for my pcs or is there a way to use another router over here to manage my connections (so i can hard wire this computer room for free instead of buying multiple usb adapters.)

I searched and read that routers can be connected in series by linking them together but can they be ran in series by just using their wireless signal and keep the IP addresses different? And set the main router up for DHCP and turn my routers DHCP off?
EDIT: Or can I hardwire my 2nd pc to the one connected to the internet and set it up for windows internet sharing? (Does windows even have internet connection share anymore?)
 

A:2 Houses/2 Routers? What are my options?

yea, i'm having the same dilemma, im trying to get wireless on my laptop and share it to a router through my laptop's lan port, and then connect 2 360's to that router. You definitely need to enable internet connection sharing on the main comp that u wanna share the connection. I'm just not sure how to assign the ip's of the router and 360's.
 

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Hi there,
I've got a house with thick stone walls and am trying to get some connectivity in my basement. I've given up on wifi signal reaching down there, so I bought a homeplug ethernet kit to get a connection from my wireless router which is upstairs to my desktop PC in the basement.

I just bought a nas which I'd like to connect in the basement though...

What's the best way to connect more than one ethernet device to the single ethernet output of the homeplug kit? I have a spare wireless access point running ddwrt but I'm worried about ip address clashes/issues with the main router. Should I just buy a switch instead?

would love any advice

thanks indeed

pcosmic
 

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We have a ranch in the rurals. There are 2 houses situated within a few hundred yards of each other and another one up on a hill a little distance. That one is probably on it's own, but I was hoping there might be a reasonable possiblity of a network between the two houses that are close together.

I'm not sure we qualify for dsl - here you have to be within 3 miles of their equipment. That leaves us with a direcway satellite system probably.

Suggestions for setting up some kind of network to share the satellite internet between at least the two houses? One guy was suggesting we dig a trench and lay pipe between all three buildings and run network cables for a wired system. Is that feasible? Yes, we have our own tractor and trenching equipment. What kind of pipe would shield and protect such a cable?

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

A:Suggestions for Networking Nearby Houses?

If there is no obstructions between the two houses (trees, hills, etc.) then wireless would be the way to go. Just set up two directional antennas and point them at each other.
 

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My ex husband lives about 60 feet from his parents home. They have a modem and router. I know the router is Netgear. Not sure about modem. They use Windows 7 on a tower with a router for the printer I guess. When I visited my ex, I brought my windows 7 Toshiba laptop and it worked perfectly in the 2nd house after his father gave me the SSID code. It worked in the rooms in the other house closer to the parents house. So my ex asked me buy him a computer like mine. I got a Toshiba satellite (new model, non touch screen) but it has windows 8. He tried to give it to his dad for fathers day. The man is over 75 and doesn't believe a laptop is a computer, wanted no part of it. But my ex does want it. If his dad will turn on the router like he did for me, a Netgear, will the new Win 8 Toshiba even be compatible.

Ex is 57 and living in their 2nd house due to the economy and he doesn't want to press his dad to even keep the router on. His dad believes that the router has to be unplugged everytime there is a storm since he has had one computer fried by lightning( which I believe could have been avoided by disconnecting his computer not the modem and/or router}.

He is even afraid to approach Dad to test the new Win 8 computer, but he will since I told him he cannot put a 2nd modem in the 2nd house on the same phone line. Any advice would be wonderful. They live in rural Nevada. There are no computer stores to go to within 100 miles, and I don't want to buy him a router ... Read more

A:2 houses one phone line DSL windows 8

Not sure what all you are asking, so may not be giving complete answers.

A modem would work for your ex if and only if he subscribes to an ISP for internet access.

Windows 8 in general will be compatible with the router, but no guarantees. Windows 8 seems to struggle with WEP encryption even more than Vista and Windows 7 so that could be an issue. And some wireless adapters and some routers still struggle to communicate when WPA2 encryption is used. So, the Windows 8 PC should communicate with the router just as well as your laptop does, but no guarantees can be given.

If there is a problem with lightning, as there often is in rural areas, I advise unplugging the modem, router and computers (or have them on a good surge protector) and disconnect the modem from the phone line or cable service when lightning threatens.
 

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My system is Windows XP. I have both the Seasons and Open for Business expansion packs and a lot of extra downloaded material for my Sims 2 game. Recently, I have not been able to get into the houses or community lots in my game. I will click on a house or lot and it just keeps loading without ever taking me into the lot/house- 20 minutes later and I have still not been loaded into the lot or house. I think maybe the problem could be some of the custom content that I have downloaded, as 3 of them show up with an ! mark next to them (like the icon I have for this message) when I click on "enable custom content", but I don't know for sure if this is the problem. Could it be anything else? How do I delete only those three custom content additions?
 

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Okay, here is the problem or situation. I have 13 buildings I need to get wireless access for, they are guest houses for people on holiday (vacation). They are all close by to each other, some joined on, they are 2 floors each. I don't know the mass area of the place, but imagine 13 small houses close by to each other in a sort of rectangle. Maybe 300 metres from office to furthest away building. Pure guess. The reception is where the main wireless BT Business Hub/router is. Sadly this isn't in the middle, and is one of the corners. Meaning access is cutting off those over the far end, especially those with only G rated equipment. Even N range only gets 1 bar on the opposite side of the same end, and I doubt there is any hope for the buildings at the other end of the rectangle.

So what is best to do to get total reception coverage ? I have tried 85mbps homeplugs, and they work up to a point, but cut off half way round. Making me think either the other half is on a separate power supply or too far away. I have thought about installing a wireless homeplug in every building, but that would cost close to £1000 for N rated wireless homeplugs. Also this doesn't help those on a different power supply. I just have to think of a way to wireless the whole place for G rated laptops (as most people still only have G rated modems in their laptops).

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A:Advice on connecting up a block of houses with wireless

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I live in a little gated mews of six houses in London. Fortunately, my neighbours are all awesome and we get on really well.

Currently, we all have separate broadband, phone and TV packages arranged with various ISPs, but I think this is inefficient. My challenge is to find out if it would be possible for the six households to behave like a business and get a single shared broadband line that we could all connect to wirelessly. This should allow us to get a much higher bandwidth for a lower price. I am not worried about phone line or TV at this stage, as we can't really share them.

All six houses are in an L shape around a courtyard. The greatest distance between houses is about 20 metres.

If we were to collectively get something like Virgin Media's 100mb Fibre Broadband, (http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broadband/100mb.html) would it be possible to set up a powerful wifi router in one of the houses, or outside in a dedicated shelter, that all houses would be able to connect to without suffering range or signal strength problems?

If so, what router would you use? Would you set up wireless bridges in every house? And how would it be best secured?

Any other tips much appreciated!
 

A:Challenge: Set up shared wireless broadband for 6 houses

Contact one or more ISPs and see if they offer a service (probably business class) for that type of setup. If they offer that service they probably also have support for getting started.

If you do get a service like that and need more help from us please include a link to the ISP's terms of service.
 

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Guys,

I love playing on-line Pogo Monopoly. What I need to know is once I have a Monopoly, what do I need to click on to build houses? How do I buy houses? I know you can only build an even number of houses, but how do I get houses onto the board?

Jack
 

A:Buyng Houses in Pogo Monopoly (Regular version)

Pogo Monopoly Help - http://www.pogo.com/games/monopoly#howToPlay
 

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We're Setting up wi-fi to support two 3 story houses side-by-side.

I want to do this we'll, but as economically as possible.

Right now I have the strongest 700mw Amped Wireless router on the upper floor of one of the houses. The best we can do is 3 bars in some areas next door, and no or low signal in the weaker areas.

I've read about using a second residential router on an ethernet cable as an access point in the second house.
I've read some about the Ubiquity Bullet devices.
I've tried various extenders over the years with limited success. For me, they've been temperamental and often have to be reset.

Can anyone make some suggestions? If it's with the Bullet, what parts would I need and do you know the approx prices?

Tips appreciated.
 

A:Setting up wi-fi to support two 3 story houses side-by-side

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Hey, im new to this site but...
Every time I try to move a Sim into a house, the music starts to skip and it freezes and/or crashes. It can't be any of my computer specs because I've been running the Sims 2 since the first one came out and the crashes have been occurring recently. Any help or explanation to this problem would be awesome. I've also just found out that it only happens when I try to move a Sim into a downloaded lot. The only site that I download anything from is www.thesimsresource.com and as far I know it is a safe site. Again, anyone who can help or tell me what the problem may be, please reply.
 

A:sims 2 crashes when i move sims into houses

Hiya

I would start by looking at this thread, it has a wealth of information:

http://forums.techguy.org/games/287910-common-sims-2-problems.html

Regards

eddie
 

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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i have windows 7 and i installed virtual box (ubuntu) to do this.

i want to have two linux gateways and those two machines should either have the same NAT or public routable ip address.
basically i want to install openswan and configure the ipsec. in order to do this i need two linux gateways.

can anyone guide me how to setup two linux gateways to do this??
 

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When creating an external virtual switch for my Hyper-V machine, my hosts connection is lost immediately when applying the setting and is restored immediately after deleting the virtual switch.

Am I doing something wrong? It seemed pretty straightforward and I've followed steps that others have outlined to create the virtual switch. 

A:Hyper-V virtual network switch disconnects host machines network connection

Thank you for your help Brian. I got it working Friday, after creating the virtual switch my host connection never automatically reconnected for whatever reason.  I went into virtual switch's properties on my host machine and changed some adapter properties
for the virtual switch, then changed them back to default and within seconds of hitting apply, my host machine connected again.
I do appreciate your help in getting this going!

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Hi Paul,
I am on a private wireless network, name showing in notification area.
Problem 1:
A week or two ago, an unidentified wireless network suddenly appeared in the notification area. Name of the network is Vortex.  No response when I click or right click on it, to 'forget this network'. Drop down menu connect automatically is ticked-
when I remove tick-- it returns.  When I click connect, window opens prompting for a password.  Often when I want to check if its still there it is there momentarily and then disappears altogether. I have no path for this 'rogue' network, so cannot
search for its location on my PC, so there's no way I know how to remove it.  I have a very stringent antivirus, malware application and also use Malwarebytes to remove infections and spyware. However, I searched online for this Vortex network and it
seems that it is malware-- however, after full scans of my PC, with both my internet security app and Malwarebytes, this Vortex network still appears in the network notification window below my private network server.  How do I remove it?  And what
settings should I temporarily activate in the Network and Sharing Center in order to view all networks on my PC in Command prompt?   This network can surely not be a neighbour's network-- as my connection settings are very private.  I cannot block
it with Firewall, because no path is available to do so. I have a feeling this Vortex may have been bundled wi... Read more

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I have a peculiar issue where I would need to have "Network and Sharing Center" open to be able to see that my my laptop's wireless connection. I would see the signal bar and also see the dreaded red x.

Even when I have it open, I can see it refreshing each second; like its losing connection and reestablishing.

My internet connection is working and has no issues.

What can this be?

Network and Sharing Center - Open
Network and Sharing Center - Open and refreshed


Network and Sharing Center - Closed

A:Correct Network Tray Icon - Requires Network and Sharing Center Open??

That will probably be your Ethernet connection, not your wireless adapter, you can disable it in the bios if you don't use it.

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Hi everyone.

This past weekend I went out of town and took my Windows 7 laptop with me -- since I returned home, it has been unable to connect to my wireless network. Other devices in my home connect to the network just fine, and the problem laptop has always been fine until now. My network card is an Atheros AR9285, and I'm attempting to connect to a Medialink router with WPA password protection and AES encryption.

My wireless network icon in the task bar has a yellow sign with an exclamation point in it. It says "No Internet access."

I have tried:

-rebooting the computer
-unplugging and restarting the modem and router
-going to the command prompt and renewing my IP address with the command IPCONFIG/RENEW

None of this works.

Like I said, all other devices in my house connect to the wireless network with no problem. It's just this one laptop. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Windows 7 laptop with Atheros AR9285 network card can't connect to wireless network

Three things to try ...

If you have McAfee please see the sticky thread at the top of this (Networking) forum.

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

Revert to a System Restore Point before the weekend.
 

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My rig uses a Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless mini half-card. It reports the correct name except within the wireless network list. Instead of 6230 it reports 6320. I searched the registry to see if I could find the error, but nothing found. It's only a nuisance, and a minor one at that. Anyone else seen this? Any way I can correct it? See image below:

A:Network card name reporting incorrectly in wireless network list area

Can only suggest you may not be using the latest wireless driver, but if you are, it must be a typo in the signature file written into the card's firmware which can only be changed by the manufacturer and may be noticed by them in the next release.

If its working, I wouldn't loose any sleep over it.

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Unable to see home network computers in Windows Explorer Network screen.

I have a home network with 2 laptops and 1 desktop. The desktop I use as a "file server" in that all work done on the laptops is stored to the desktop. The desktop computer name is HAL. One laptop is fine and sees the network. The other just stopped seeing it; rebooted the laptop; rebooted HAL; did a number of refreshes without any luck. I opened EXCEL and found a worksheet that was listed that I knew was saved on HAL. Was able to open the file and when I tried the SAVE AS I could navigate through all of HAL just as normal. Went to Windows Explorer and still no HAL listed as a COMPUTER on the NETWORK. I have a internet connection so I know I am making it to the router at least. And when I check NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER it shows an active home network. The laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Build 7601. Thanks in advance for any help! George

A:Unable to see home network computers in Windows Explorer Network scree

Still working on the problem. Tried to do a system restore back to the point where everything was working. Still no HAL showing as a network computer; Excel now does not recognize the path that worked yesterday. But now I am able to create a shortcut that will take me to HAL on the network. Guess this is a good enough fix for right now. When I go to Windows Explorer, Network it still only shows the 2 laptops and not HAL......WHY????

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Hi. I have no more ideas on what to try next. Any help greatly appreciated.My laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 32bit and is fully patched. The Ethernet adapter (Marvell Yukon 88E8055) is enabled and the wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) disabled (via software and the hardware switch). Symantec Endpoint Protection provides AV/security (via group policy). It is highly likely the problem was self inflicted and not caused by a virus / malware.I use the cisco VPN client and wanted to upgrade it (a reinstall may have been sufficient but as I was going to the bother I thought I would upgrade) as I was having some annoying timeouts when using the client immediately after logging into my desktop.I started by removing the existing (old version 5.0.05.0290). During the removal the screen went black and the laptop was not responding; ie I couldnt get the screen to wake up. I ended up powering off by holding the power button for 5 secs. On reboot, it appeared that the old vpnclient (5.0.05.0290) had been removed and everything else was functioning as normal. So I tried to install the new version (5.0.07.0410).The vpn setup program gets as far as "Installing Network Components" and produces error "Error 27854. The network configuration lock is held by another application. Close all applications and run Setup again. If this message re-appears after closing all applications, reboot then re-try the install (the application holding the install lock may... Read more

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hello. i have a windows 7 professional 32 bit
i have been having problems trying to connect to the internet today. last night it was perfectly fine
it either says identifying... unidentified network. when i troubleshoot it says windows cannot automatically detect this network's proxy settings
my other netbook (the one i am using right now) can connect as well as other computers here, to the same network
i tried connecting through a cable but it also says unidentified network.
for six hours i've been trying solutions i've read but to no avail. i tried system restore but it keeps on failing.
please help. thanks
 

A:UNIDENTIFIED NETWORK windows could not automatically detect network's proxy settings

i used this with win7 to overcome the problem

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/71408-unidentified-networks-set-private-public.html?filter
 

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I have an Actiontec GT701-wg DSL modem running a wireless network. I currently have two laptops with XP sharing the Internet connection. Since the modem has an open Ethernet port in the back, I was wondering if it might be possible to plug in a networkable external hard drive and have it available to both of the laptops wirelessly.

If it is possible, what setting would be required on the laptops to enable them to see the external drive?

Thanks!
 

A:Adding attached external network hard drive to wireless network

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This sounds really noobie of me but is it possible to improve local network transfer speed by adding a 2nd network card. I was planning to connect one exclusively for lan transfers and another one hooked to a separate wireless router.

Right now only a maximum of 3 users can stream SD videos off the PC before it gets a little choppy.

The pc in question runs on windows 7 and it's board has built in gigabit, I happen to have a spare gigabit card.

A:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

Although there is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to use two connections at the same time, I don't believe it will help in this situation.

I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

I can stream from my media PC to at least 7 other machines at the same time, 4 wired, 3 wireless, plus my TV, and have no problems at all, no skipping, no freezing, even with the same movie in the same place or with 8 different movies at once, my TV is connected to my media center PC so counts as the 8th one.

This is Gb LAN, and 300Mbps wireless but even the 65Mbps limited laptop has no problem.

I'm not really sure why you are seeing these limitations but it may be the router.

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Hello. I am after some help regarding installing some software called Pensions Profiler on a clients computer.

Firstly the computer - Windows XP Pro, all windows updates installed.

Pensions Profiler - Installed on their server but installed on each pc. Everyone's pc is fine except one. They have a mapped network drive linking them to the pensions profiler section of the server.

When installing, it does not get very far before displaying the following error.

Pensions Profiler Installer Information
Error 1606. Could not access network location CMNet\Network Path\.

I have checked the Microsoft site but nothing comes back into relation with "CMNet\Network Path\." part of the error.

Look forward to reading some replies.
All registry has been checked in relation to similar problems on the Microsoft support website and all registry entries appear to be fine. Error message attached as a pdf.

Thanks
Jason
 

A:Error 1606. Could not access network location CMNet\Network Path\.

If the installation file is an 'MSI' file (ie it uses the Microsoft Installer), this may help: http://windowsxp.mvps.org/msi1606.htm
 

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hi all

sony vaio pc desktop pcvrs620 g, dell A940 all in one printer (wired to sony desktop) and a toshiba satellite laptop connnected through a wireless linksys router to the network...
all xp sp2

here's the trouble. we want to be able to share this printer, but right now cannot make the laptop print on the wired printer. of course it will print if i connect the usb cable, but i want to be ablet to print wirelessly.

have done "share this printer" on the wired pc
when i try to add the drivers /install the printer on the laptop it wants me to connect the laptop to the printer...i am not sure that i want to establish this connection since my ultimate goal is wireless printing...

ok? thanks!!

sorry, edited, i am posting this question in the more appropriate "networking" forum...
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 41659 MB; D: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 14579 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Nestos , Not Applicable, LXAJL0X031734074722500
Antivirus: None

Hi. I have a problem with my wireless connection. The tab under network connections does NOT show wireless connection. This happened after I reinstalled winxp. I installed the wireless driver but it did not work. I can only connect to the internet using the wired connection. What should I do?
 

A:Laptop doesnt show wireless network connection under network connections

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So guys, I have been having this problem for several days.
One day, I noticed that my wireless internet icon was gone from the taskbar.
I thought, that's easy, I'd set it to show from Network Connections.

However, when I went to Control Panel, Network Connections would not open, no hourglass or anything. Nothing.

So I went to services.msc, and sure enough, Network Connections was disabled. I set it to Manual and tried to start it. I got the error "Could not start Network Connections on Local Computer. 193: 0xc1."

This is bringing me down, because I've searched for an answer online for days, nothing worked.
I tried using regsvr32 to register netshell.dll, but I got the error "netshell.dll was loaded but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file cannot be registered."

I have Windows XP Home Edition SP 2.

I have scanned for viruses with avast! Home Edition, found nothing.

And very surprisingly, I still have internet. But I travel, so I need to choose my wireless networks, and this way, I can't. Thank you in advance for any help.
 

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Initially the network icon and sharing center were correctly indicating network connection status.  After the third windows update session in 4 days it now is constantly stating that I do not have network or internet access.  This is not the case as IE and Firefox, Outlook 07 and Thunderbird all can get online without issues.  Also network commands (ping, tracert, ipconfig) work from the command line and show positive connections and even IP addresses.If anyone has suggestions on what is wrong or better yet can help me solve this please say so.CB

A:Network and Sharing Center falsely reports no network or internet access

No I do not have two network cards - only the on board LAN connector.  This network device works fine without issues in Device Manager (no bangs or red stop icons) and shows that the correct 'signed' driver is present.Right now I have re-installed the card from device manager (right click on network card listed, choose uninstall) then re-scan for new hardware and it is up and running again.  Same driver (latest) installed and the Network Places icon is showing correct information as well as the sharing center.  As soon as the computer enters standby, sleep or hibernate or I have to restart (warm or cold boot) this will change back to 'No Internet Access' in both the icon on the taskbar and in network sharing center.Again this appears to be an issue with Rhine PHY and Windows 7.
Hi CBThis may be associated with a known bug in Windows 7 with the Sleep/Hibernate components.
The bug appears when a hardware/software component fails to re-initialize when the system resumes from Sleep or Hibernation or will not enter the suspend state.
These bugs have only been seen on specific systems that have combinations of certain hardware/software installed.The only way we have to deal with these issues in the RC build is to try and avoid using the Sleep/Hibernate functions as much as possible. If you experience this bug and still need to use the Sleep or Hibernate functions be aware that you could possibly lose any unsaved information in applications.The latest information we have is ... Read more

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Ok, I have 5 computers on a home network, 4 Windows XP and one Redhat Linux Fedora Core 4. About a month ago, one of the windows boxes suddenly went from about 550Kb/s download to 100Kb/s download from various newsgroups. Also, when trying to pull AND push files to that same box, it is a very slow file transfer.

I didn't load any new software in that time and I waited so long because at the time, the newsgroup server that I am using reported problems associated with Hurricane Rita. This of course doesn't explain the network speed.

I've run speed tests on all the other computers, and they all report download speeds of about 550Kb/s and upload speeds of about 45Kb/s except the one, and it has download speeds of about 100Kb/s and upload speeds the same, about 45Kb/s.

After I noticed the speed reduction, I loaded a firewall, ** Protowall ** and I downloaded the latest beta of Microsoft Anti-Spyware and ran it. Also, I have Norton with the latest updates and it reports no problems.

Please, let me know if you need more info or if someone had any general tips to try. I am about at the end of my rope and reformatting looks like the only other option to me.

Thanks!

Mike in Ohio

Edit: Forgot to say, I went to 3 differnt speed testing web sites, and they all report the download speed the same on that one box, about 100Kb/s and the others are around 500Kb/s
 

A:1 computer on a network suddenly now has slow file transfer on internet and network

Are all the computers wired similarly? All run to the same router/switch?

You should check the cable of the problematic machine, try using ping to the router with 1400 byte packets. Also, boot up some CD Linux or equivalent and see what speeds you get from there - helps to rule out any problems with the operating system.
 

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Okay, usually when you hover over the networks listed and available from the taskbar icon, you get a nice little window with a few helpful tidbits of info for each listed network when you mouse action hover over the names. It tells you the encryption type, and the SSID, plus a few other details.

Well, on my computer, the information is appearing behind the list to where I can't read it. The network list is overlapping on top of the hover info. Talk about annoying. I searched for various things on google, with no luck. I tried:

Windows 7 network list obscuring hover details, and various other combinations to no avail. Anyone here have a clue what might be breaking this? I'd like the hover details to appear properly so I can read it. In the meantime I've installed the free version of Acrylic Wifi to work around the issue. Thanks.

A:Wifi Network info/details appearing behind Network List on hover.

The problem must be driver based or an add-on program because I don't get any of that. All I get is the name and whether it's connected or not. Check that your adaptor driver is up to date and/or the program you use to display the data is up to date.

Forgot to mention:
Dell adds "bloatware" to their PCs to "improve the user's experience" so I would check Dell Support for your specific model and look for updates.

Dell Support

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I installed iogear bluetooth on my pc sometime last year but didn't use it but now I need it to communicate to my cell phone. When I inserted the adapter I get the error: network cable unplugged.

I can see the software is there but not sure how to proceed.
 

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The vista machine connected via wire to the FIOS actiontec router can see and access the vista laptop but not vice versa. However, when I bring up the network map from the laptop network/sharing center full network, i do see the desktop but when I click on the network from the start menu, I do not see it? Why different and how can I make it work?

Thanks Patti

Also, using McAfee but both machines can be seen in the mcafee network map.

A:2 Vista Machines not networking - Shows in Network Map but doesn't show in Network

A good place to start would be to reference this MS article to ensure all of your clients are configured correctly...

File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

I would be interested to hear back if any of the topics listed addresses your specific problem.

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Hello,
I have a Tablet PC with Windows 8 Release Preview installed.
The Tablet PC is equipped with a x86 Intel Atom Z670 processor and the Marvell 88w8787 Wifi/Bluetooth chip.
(Also ref. as AZUREWAVE_AW-NM387 WiFi/Bluetooth)

Previously, Windows 7 installed with wifi connection was working good via the Marvell AVATAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor driver installed. File version: 14.57.8025.39, dated: 02/29/2012.

After doing both a upgrade install(keeping Win7 files) and also a CLEAN install of Windows 8 onto this same Tablet PC, my Network Adaptor is stating errors, and not working.

Kindly, how do I go about fixing this problem?

Sincerely, HWayne.
Flatoak Co., Ltd.

A:Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor

Hello,
I'm still having trouble installing a driver that supports by x86 Intel/Atom Z670 Tablet PC running Windows 8.

The WLAN module inside my Tablet PC is from Azurewave.

To be specific, '88F105-012000 WLAN CARD.AW-NM387..802.11 b/g/n SDIO...W/BLUETOOTH(V3.0)..LEAD-FREE..AZUREWAVE'.

My Tablet PC wifi connection worked OK with Windows 7, but now fails with Windows 8.

Any advice and/or recommendation?

BTW, this is related to the earlier POST: Marvell AVATAR Wireless-N Network Controller (SDIO) - Network adaptor driver installed. File version: 14.57.8025.39, dated: 02/29/2012.

This driver installed and worked for Windows 7, but fails in Windows 8.
This driver is the driver that automatically gets identified by Windows UPDATE for my Tablet PC type.

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To establish a NETWORK FOLDER CONNECTION [add network place] with a hosting account I have in Registar godaddy.com, what to do in vista 32bit ? Is the same and in 64bit, isn't it ?

I want to copy a hosting account's data to my HDD ...

By registering VISTA I get FREE email support from Microsoft ? This also applies in Networking using ADSL Modems to get WLAN , LAN or broadband connections using vista ?

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Hey guys!

Maybe someone can help me out with these questions I have:

1) What is "Client for Microsoft Networks" ?

2) What is "QoS Packet Scheduler" ?

3) Is it safe to disable these options?

I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me out.

Thanks!
 

A:My Network Places -> View Network Connections -> Properties (Screenshot Inside)

Response to Q3:
1. No. Not if you want to have a LAN of Windows PCs.
2. Yes.

Plus if your want to share files and a printer on a LAN you'd need to enable FIle and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
 

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I just ran the Windows XP Help and Support, Network Diagnostics and I got a FAILED for the following areas:
Network Adapters FAILED
[00000010] Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection FAILED
DNSServerSearchOrder FAILED
198.153.192.50 FAILED
198.153.194.50 FAILED

I've been having some wireless issues and I am not sure what this is telling me and what I can do about it to fix it. I checked with the Intel web site for network adapters and it appears that I have the latest driver.
Any helpful suggestions?
 

A:Network Adapters, Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection, DNSSer

howdy and welcome. start > run > sysdm.cpl > hardware tab > device manager > are there any yellow exclamation points, and if so, what are they next to?

thanks,

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i'm using a dell inspiron 8600, sp3. i've never had problems accessing the internet until a few weeks ago when i moved. i was slated to join in on my roommmates network, but for some reason I cannot connect. Or more precisely, I connect for about 2 seconds, and I'm immediately bumped off. My roommates tried to fix it, but in vain. the signal is coming in strong on my computer, so I'm not sure what the issue is. any help is definitely welcomed.
 

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I I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 and since then I have had a problem connecting to the internet with IE8. connection to internet via the wireless router is ok as virus etc is updating, but every tim I try and open IE I get the message Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage, then the option for Diagnose problems is offered, I have clicked this and still no joy. I have also reset IE.

Sparodically it will connect and this is what is confusing me

Any help will be appreciated

Thanks
 

A:Wireless Network Detected, but Internet Explorer Wont Connect to network in Win 7

Have you tried any other browsers? SeaMonkey is a good one to try if you don't have another. You can still keep IE as default and have SeaMonkey for backup for web pages that may not display correctly in IE or when you have access problems like you are having now. Being Mozilla-based, it uses a different rendering engine. For those web sites that support pipelining, you may also find that it is considerably faster.

Check your connection settings under Internet Options. In the LAN section, try toggling the "Automatically Detect Settings" option.
 

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Here is the deal. I am running Windows XP SP2 on my home tower (custom built). The tower is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS router. The tower does not have a wireless NIC. There are a few other computers that access this small network at various times.

The router is using WPA-PSK encryption. Wireless MAC address connectivity is enabled.

I bought an HP 1022NW Laserjet printer and tried connecting it to the wireless network using the enclosed getting started guide. I initially tried connecting it in ad hoc mode because I believe this is what I should use in my home office. No dice. Nothing was recognized. The only printing success I got was when I hooked an Ethernet cable directly to the router. After unplugging the cable, I had no luck printing wirelessly, even though I tried also configuring the installation for infrastructure mode, where the printer was recognized but still would not print once the cable was removed.

I have taken the printer's MAC address and added it as a trusted endpoint in both my router's configuration table and in my firewall (Norton Internet Security). However, that has also not helped.

Some advice I have read is making sure QoS is disabled on the router and also making sure that the SSID and pass key for the printer match that of the router. It should be easy to make these changes to the printer, but I cannot access the embedded web server in this printer to make these changes. Also, one source said to make sure the printer is on the sam... Read more

A:Solved: Network ready printer will not connect to home office network

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Hi, Have a problem there, Just reinstalled a fresh copy of Windows XP and WAS having problems having my Linksys 802B wireless card but now it finally detected.. just reinstalled the driver. Now another problem is.. when I double clciked INternet Exploroer, webpages dont load up. A box pops up tp ask if I want to workoffline or Connect. I click on COnnect, and the box then said " No connection to the internet is currently avaiable." The thing is that my wireless adapter is already connected to the DSL in perfect signal connections.

I then went to to Network COnnections folder, There are 3 icons, one says Incomming, the other 2 in the LAN or HighSpeed Internet section says 1394 Connection, and Wireless Network Connection Enabled. On the far left column, i clicked on Create a New Connection. I clicked the option of " Connect to the internet" , then "Setup my Connection Manually.". Then " Connect Using a broadband connection that is always on." .. because I dont need a login name and password. After clicking NEXT and Finished, ..nothing happened.. i clicked on IE again, and same thing pops up. I tried doing the 2nd option to let u enter the ID and password BUT disable the prompt to log in with a username and pw.. still dont work.
What gives? How do i fix this problem? Any help is appreciated. thnx.
 

A:Wireless Network Detected, but Internet Explorer Wont Connect to network??

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Hi all,
I've some users added to 'Network configuration operator' on Windows 7x64 Pro SP1 and they cannot open the properties dialog of network interface. I've tested the KB2157332 on Windows 7 x64 Pro
without SP1 and it works, but I cannot install it on W7SP1 computer, . I'm looking a SP1 version of the hotfix but I cannot find it. 
I've read
this and
this post but still getting the issue
Any idea to solve it?
Thanks

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

Status       Local     Remote          ... Read more

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