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6 PC home network permissions/security question

Q: 6 PC home network permissions/security question

We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?


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A: 6 PC home network permissions/security question

Quote: Originally Posted by trinaz

We have a home network with 6 pc's with various OS's. I think somewhere in one of the Tutorials I read to use user "Everyone" to setup the Network. With the different OS's we are not using the HomeGroup setup thru Windows.

The system is up (and has been) running fine but reading another post I am concerened that this is not a safe/secure home network using "Everyone"

If "Everyone" is selected on a home network PC for home network uses/applciation...is "Everyone" also vulnerable to outside/Internet/neighborhood penetration and attack ?

Or does the "Everyone" user block any and all users except those on the home network...ie...anyone any outside the home attempts to enter my home system/network ?


It only means that any machine that is part of your network will have access to those drives you set sharing and security permissions for "Everyone".

It does not mean that everyone outside your network will have access, although if someone were able to break into your network they would have full access to those drives. So from a security stand point it's not the safest way to share.

It would be a bit safer to either share the entire "User folder" if you need access to all of the "User" folders on the drive, or only share the folders you need access too from inside the network.

You would need to change the sharing and security permissions by removing "Everyone" on the actual drive before hand.

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Hello Everyone- I am new to this forum and brand new to wireless networking. I was hoping some of you kind souls could help me with some security questions. I have done all the usual stuff recommended in terms of securing my wireless home network....I.E....Turned off broadcasting and changed the name of my SSID, Enabled MAC Filtering, changed the default password, disabled remote access, enabled WAP encryption(WPA2 not offered through my service provider yet). I also have anti virus, anti spyware, and firewall protection installed and enabled. My questions are as follows:

1.) In order for my wireless network to be hacked wirelessely(I.E....someone uses netstumbler or similar program that picks up unbroadcasted networks[I know netstumbler doesn't do that so well]to pick up network,crack encryption, gather packets, etc)....does the wardriver have to actually be able to pick up my wireless signal? I live in a fairly isolated area and I do not think my signal would be to strong, if picked up at all, off my property. I am going to go out with netstumbler on my laptop and my SSID on broadcast later and see if it picks it up off my property....but assuming it does not can the wireless network still be hacked without being able to pick up that signal. I know it can still be hacked in the traditional manner I.E....through e-mails, phishing, pharming etc....but my concern is the wireless hacking.

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A:Home Network Wireless Security Question-Please Help

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Hi Guys,

I've just bought a netbook with XP Home installed. I'm a student teacher, and I'd like to make it pupil-proof, so I've partitioned the hard drive, and I've got an admin account and a limited account that I'll be using in class. What I also wanted to do was restrict access to the paritition with all the windows files to just the admin account.

I used a tweak found here to do it.

Anyway, turns out that I can't restrict it without making it impossible to log in to the limited account. I think that it's because it can't access the account settings. I added back the permissions for the limited account and it seems to be working fine, but it appears that I'll need to do that every time I create a new account, cause I think I deleted some other permissions.

Question 1: Is it possible to restore all permissions to their defaults, including the deleted profiles, without doing a system restore? If not, does anyone know what the defaults are so I can add them back manually?

Question 2: Does anyone know how I can restrict access to the windows partition properly?

Thanks in advance to anyway who can help me!

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In the course of investigating why a programme was not functioning correctly I was requested to check the Security settings for permissions using Safe Mode in Windows XP Home Edition.

Whilst checking these settings I noticed that each Drive Partition of my two HDDs had different settings.

C Drive shows:
All with full permissions

D Drive shows:
Everyone - with full permissions

E, H, I and K Drives show:
Administrators(ERIC\Administrators) - Full Permissions
CREATOR OWNER - Special Permission only
Everyone - Special Permission only
SYSTEM - Full Permissions
Users(ERIC\Users) - Restricted Use (three items checked)

Can anyone explain these settings, confirm whether they are normal and if not what is normal?

I checked my Laptop (One HDD and Partition) and found that it only showed "Everyone" and with Full Permissions.

A link to an explanation of security settings in Windows XP Home would be helpful.

A:Security Permissions for XP Home


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Just purchased a laptop with Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I also have a PC with Vista Home Premium.
I set up a home network primarily so that I can access files on the Vista machine wirelessly from my laptop. The Vista machine is hard wired to the router and the laptop utilizes a wireless card. After checking many forums and websites the only way that I have been able to access folders designated for share was to create User accounts (with corresponding passwords) identical to the User accounts for the machine trying to access files and folders. Example, on the Win 7 machine my User name is Mark and is password enabled. I had to set up a user on the Vista machine with the username Mark and the same password. I did the same on the Win 7 machine by creating a User account and password that matches the Vista machine.
This seems ridiculous to me. Shouldn't I be able to set Everyone in the permissions with full control to access files and folders in the network? I did that but kept getting the message that access was denied because of improper permissions. I'd like to remove the extra user accounts from both machines so if someone has a suggestion I would be greatly appreciative.

Thank you in advance.


A:Permissions on a home network

i'm not sure if this is what you are after, but try:

control panel >> network and sharing center >> change advanced sharing settings >> home or work >> turn off password protected sharing.

i've noticed this setting has a habit of resetting itself sometimes, so make sure it's still off if you notice a problem.

anyone should be able to access shared folders now.

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I have used various programs to delete the viruses; Malwarebytes, SuperAntiSpyware, AVG 9.0 (currently installed), CCleaner and it now seems somewhat stable. There is only one admin on this pc. I had created a new admin and still had the same issues, as follows... I found an old file named Spybot - Search and destroy, which I am unable to delete because I don't have permissions...? I also have been getting an update from MS to download and install MRT, but even though it says successful, I can't run it from start>run or from system32 and it continuously comes back to be reinstalled. When I right-click on ANY file folder or application file, there is no security tab to change permissions. ARRRGGGHHH! Thanks!

I disabled AVG to run DDS.SCR and RootRepeal

DDS.txt below (Attach.txt, and ARK.txt attached)

DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by MW at 12:09:17.06 on Fri 11/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.502.151 [GMT -6:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
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A:xp home/viruses removed; still have permissions/security issues

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Hi all, 1st post here!

I've got a home media network setup driven by an HP microserver running win 7 pro 64 and sharing via SMB / windows standard sharing connected via ethernet to my router. It runs no GUI but I can do for administrative purposes.

My main PC (win 7 64) is connected to the same network where I control the copy of new media to the microserver and edit / reorder from time to time.

Other family members access files via laptops / raspberry pi's running raspbmc.

My issue is that to allow access to everyone and maintain my editing capabilities I've had to grant permissions to all sharing folders as 'full control' to 'everyone'. This isn't ideal from a security perspective and ideally want to allow full control to my PC and read only for everyone else.

I have looked everywhere in permissions under new user, group, location and cant see how I add an individual PC within the network, all options seem to relate to users or groups physically on the microserver.


A:Permissions on a home media network setup


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MSHOME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found.

This is the error message I get when I try to see any computers, printers, or storage devices connected to my home network. Sometimes, I can see other computers that are attached, but I cannot access them and receive a similar error message. Other times, I cannot even see any of my network. I have not lost connectivity to the internet, only to my local systems.

There are several computers attached to my network, all are running Windows XP SP2. One of my laptops can see all and touch all, but the rest cannot. Iíll focus on the computer that I am currently on. It is an AMD 3000+ that is wired to a Linksys wireless N router that is connected to a cable modem. The SP2 firewall is off and I am running Zone Labs Zonealarm. My home network IP range is setup in the ďTrustedĒ zone. I can ping the computers and devices attached, and can send print jobs to my network (wired) printer, but I canít even view my home network, reference the error message above. And, as I indicated earlier, I donít even receive the same error message day after day. All of my computers used to communicate with each other very well. I cannot say for sure when this trouble started. I donít often try to attach to my other machines, but I sure canít do it now.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what m... Read more

A:Solved: Access permissions on home network

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Alright so here's my scenario:

- I have a small home network with 3 PCs, which I'll call "PC 1", "PC 2", and "PC 3".
- "Folder X" is stored on "PC 1".
- I want to have "Folder X" accessible from "PC 1" and "PC 2", but NOT accessible from "PC 3".

How can I do this?

I've been trying to get this to work for a little while, fiddling with file sharing permissions, but I'm a novice when it comes to networking and permissions. Does anyone know how this might be done correctly? Additionally, I'd also like to set it up so that if any additional PCs are added to the network, they do not have access to "Folder X" by default.

All PCs are running Windows 7 Ultimate.
"PC 1" and "PC 3" are 32 bit, "PC 2" is 64 bit.
Using a WRT54G2 Wireless G router.

A:Sharing permissions on a small home network.

Right-click on Folder X. An option will appear to "Share With >". Then select the "Specific People" choice. A list of all the users connected to you network will appear. Select who you wish to share with, and don't select anyone else.

Users added to the network (via adding a new PC) will not automatically have access.

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I have a 1TB HDD connected via the network. 90% of the folders on this drive are fine, but a few were created by previous Windows installs.
I needed to delete the folder but it won't let me do so. I've tried fiddling with the security settings but they wont "stick". See the attached for what I mean.

I can't do anything with this folder. This is also happening on other folders and I've experienced this annoying issue over the years. Finally knowing an answer would help a great deal.
I can rename the folder, but everything inside the folder and the folder itself cannot be removed.

A:Security Permissions on network folder.

You probably have to Take Ownership: How to Take Full Ownership of Files & Folders in Windows 8.

I don't know if that reference in your screenshot to "domain" is going to cause an additional wrinkle.

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Let me start off by saying that I am not a IT specialist but I consider myself pretty knowledgable.

I live in a co-op apartment with about a dozen or so tenants, some who I not know but we all share the same isp provider (we're all connected through 1 single router). I am the designated net admin. Due to a previous occurance, in which our network was compromised and our service was shut off (someone downloaded illegal material / said computer was turned into a bot because of which said material) I took it upon myself, with the landlords approval, to block all known file sharing / p2p applications and their relative ports. Normal / non file sharing activity was not affected.

Recently, few new tenants moved in and I noticed a decrease in the networks overall throughput. The filters that I have setup are functioning and the routers log indicates that a user is trying to connect to something. Each time its blocked it the user switches ports ranging from the low 1000's up to 60,000. The routers logs only go up to 20 pages (each page logging 10 events) and those 20 pages get filled up within a minute. Within those logs are intermittent (1 out of ever 15 or so) indications of torrent use (ports 6881 - 6889). I am aware that most torrent applications now will use a varying array of ports.

I just want to confirm that what this user is doing is probably ffilesharing and not anything else. It is because everying in the apartment is connected through 1 single IP address tha... Read more

A:Network security question suspicious network activity

Yep, that sounds like P2P.

What kind of a router is it? If it's Cisco, may be able to drop with NBAR.

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I have set up a home wireless network using a Belkin router. When I access the routers settings and look at the security log I see the following
Firewall log:
Mon Aug 22 03:34:53 2005 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Aug 22 03:34:53 2005 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Aug 22 03:34:57 2005 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Aug 22 03:34:59 2005 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Aug 22 03:35:05 2005 1 Blocked by DoS protection
Mon Aug 22 03:35:06 2005 1 Blocked by DoS protection

The same address seems to appear over and over again.Is there any way to identify the address, or should I not be concerned as the firewall appears to be doing its job.

A:Security of home network

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Probably asking the most basic questions here, but I want to make sure I've covered just that - the basics!!

I've got 3 pc's - two are vista & one XP Pro.

One vista upstairs wired into the router and the XP Pro also upstairs connecting to net via wi-fi.

Downstairs pc is vista also on wi-fi.

From what I recall from documation, the router has a built-in firewall, and all three pc's have Zone Alarm (free) and AVG running on each of them.

I have not utilized the 'home network' - i.e. working on one from another, yet although this is something I will do in the future.

My main question is, am I covered on the basics with what I've got or do I need an 'all-encompassing' solution for the network?

A:Home network security

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Hello All, I have some guests in the home for Christmas and have been asked to let them use our Net Gear Home network. I have a laptop of my own that I set up to share files with my desktop, however it's screen is broken and I can't use it now. How can I let our guests use our home network and protect all of our information on the desktop?

A:Home Network Security

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Can anyone help me with IP addressing or link to a decent tutorial in simple terms.

My Set-up:
I have a wireless router/modem connected to broadband.
Both LAN PCs and a wireless laptop connect to internet successfully- WPA enabled.
Each PC has, in addition, its own s/w firewall and AV. (Norton I.S. 2005)

My Problem:
I want to permit the PCs to access each other (shared folders, printers scanner, etc, etc).
1. If I set access for a certain PC (lets say, can someone on the internet masquerade as that IP address and access my computer.
2. If I turn my computers on in a different order, are the IP addresses the other way round if auto assigned.
3. Should I therefore manually assign an IP address?
4. Are IP addresses for home networks different and hence safe from those on the internet?
5. Am I totally stupid or is this just the most confusing subject in the world.

I have tried to read through some tutorials, but I'm struggling here folks.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:IP address home network security help please

1) No unless you have some really advanced router and you configure it to do so.
2) IP addresses are assigned from the DHCP pool you set. They may be assigned differently each time.
3) If you have a problem with changing LAN IP addresses then yes.
4) Yes. The "private" IP addresses (192.168.*.*, 10.*.*.*, 172.???.*.*, 169.254.*.*) are not routed across the internet even if someone assigned them to their public interfaces.
5) In my opinion it is not confusing so you either put the question wrong or..

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Hi. I just bought this used wireless router and it came with the installation cd. I have set up the network using a dsl modem. I currently have my desktop hooked up to the router. My laptop is connected to the router wirelessly. When I look in network connections, it says my wireless network is unsecure.

I am able to access shared folders from the desktop on my laptop. That means anyone can access those. I have disabled sharing for now. I want to set up my network so that every computer trying to connect to the network must type a password(including my laptop).

Which program do I have to use? I've heard of WEP and WAP. I don't need anything major, just one that will not let rouge users use my network and access my files. Can I do this with security center in windows XP.

Oh yeah

I'm running Windows XP HOME SP2

The wireless router is D Link(an older one) only 11mb p/s

I know this is a dumb question with an easy answer but I haven't set up a wireless network yet and I searched google but those articles didn't really have the answer.

Anyways, let me know please. Thanks.

A:I need security for my home wireless network

the router should have software to set up a WEP key on their, if not download the latest software/drivers from there site,


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in the past 10 minutes the three computers that are downstairs on my home network where hit with this error (jpg attachment below). im thinking that this may be some outside source messing with my network, the three computers downstairs have their internal firewalls disabled, i just now turned this one on so i could write this without my computer deciding to reboot. the other two were hit with the error again. if this ISNT a hack attempt, could somebody tell me what is causing these errors?

A:possible security threat on my home network

Evening Eisenhower,

I don't know what the problem is, but having never seen it before it's come up twice on these boards this evening. I just thought I'd give the link to the other, and I'll do the same with yours to the other thread. That way, you can keep up with what's happening.




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I've been told that my network has been hacked? How can I verify this?

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HI, I have a laptop and a tower desktop computer. I am in need of an Ethernet card for my laptop tu use at work. The question is then whether or not I can plug one end of the network cable in my laptop and the other into my desktop and have a network in order to at least share and transfer files (at a rate better than the Direct Parallel which I've used before to much dissapointment)???

Or must I also purchase on of those extraneous hubs, routers, or whatever in order to make this work?

Or is there maybe a special NIC card that I can put into the desktop than will eliminate the need for a hub, if that is in fact the case?

Thanks for any help on this matter....

A:Little network at home..... question

If you have a network card installed in both machines the only thing you would need is a cat5 crossover cable of the length you need. Nothing else is needed to network the two together. Must be a crossover cable though without a hub.

You would just need to setup the tcp/ip settings and enable file and print sharing.

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I decided to try my hand at "sharing my broadband connection" using a wireless router (Belkin F5D6231-4), with one computer using a (Belkin F5D6001 network card). After getting all up and running.................................signal strength will be a 100 then goes away completely.
Is there a way to keep the signal strength constant. I lnow there is a extended antenna for the card but wanted to get some other opinions before spending another $25-$30 bucks.

I really think the thing would work out good if I can get the signal thing fixed.
Any advise is appreciated in advance.

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Here is a picture of the setup

I am wanting to reduce the cable runs as it stands I can not get the @home service to allow me to do a local network hookup without bouncing of their server
this limits my transfer between machines to 300kps as all information traveles through the modem
The internet service is set up to use MAC address to assign the public IP off of the cable modem
I know what I want to be able to do is have local access to both web servers at 100Mps from my main personal computer in a local setup but I do not want to have to have more than one nic per machine as it stands I could make a loop using 2 nics per unit one for the modem access and one for the local network but this does not seem the correct way to do this any sugestions on how to handel this ?

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In "My Network Places" it used to say the computers are local. The way I DO want it.
I only connect one computer at a time to the internet independently.

Now it says in "Network locations" The Internet.
I don't remember when it changed or why.

I just wonder if some virus, trojan or what altered. Also in TaskManager, there is nothing under USERS, where it used to say my name.

any help-idea is appreciated.

A:network only at home question

I believe this is strictly a cosmetic issue. I've seen this before, and there was some simple fix that escapes me at the moment.

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Hello folks,

Dumb home networking question hereÖ

I currently have a cable internet connection that consists of a cable modem and NIC in my primary home PC. I am running Win XP home.

I would like to hook a Play Station 2 to the cable connection so that I may begin playing online games from the PS2. I know that I will need to purchase a network adapter for the PS2.

I would also like to hook my laptop PC to this network via a wireless connection.

Can anyone recommend a set up that will accomplish this task, i.e. what hardware will I need to set this system up?

Thanks in advance.


A:Home network question

You'll need a wireless router, and a wireless WAP for your laptop. Normally, a PCMCIA wireless NIC can be had very inexpensively, they're all over the place.

There is currently a good deal on a wireless broadband router going on at OfficeDepot for $15 after rebate, check near the end of this thread in the Tips section. http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&postid=995643#post995643

Add some CAT-5 cables to connect it all together, and you're all set.

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Hey everyone, I'm new here and am looking for a bit of expert advice on setting up my new network.

I recently remodeled my home and installed wired ethernet ports all around the house, about 20 in total. They are all running to my closet on a shelf where I will have all the networking stuff located. I have Comcast Cable as an ISP, my dl is around 24Mbps and my ul is around 3Mbps. The cable modem is plugged into a Linksys WRT54G2, which has 2 wired devices and the rest being broadcasted wirelessly. Here's a list of the devices using the router in the house:

-2 Desktop Computers (gigabit capable)
-2 Laptop Computers (using wireless-g)
-HP Printer (can be wired or wireless)
-TiVo Box (wireless-g)
-2 Xbox 360 Consoles (1 is currently wired, other is using wireless-g)
-HD Cable Box
-iPod Touch

Now this is where I need help. I need to make sure that all the Ethernet ports in the house will be able to access the network and the internet. I need to have a network fast enough to stream media throughout the house, and share internet connection amongst devices without hogging the bandwidth.

Also, on the side, from what I hear, my connection speed is very strong, but the Xbox doesn't reflect that sometimes in-game, mostly while hosting games on Xbox Live. I need to make sure that the Xbox is getting the fastest speed possible from the internet, with the best ping/connection possible. If I need to set something up to prioritize the console's connection over other... Read more

A:New Home Network Question

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Hi. We have a ranch with 3 houses that all share wifi. Not sure how good the other 2 houses receive but anyway... They told me once that it seems limited the number of devices that can connect. I try to remember to turn off all my devices when I go so I can control what connects.

Would buying a new router help? Or am I looking at a windows issue? That doesn't make sense tho in this day of everything connecting.

I'd also like to figure out a way to boost signal. The houses are line of site and the old link sys router is in a window.

Thanks for suggestions

A:Home network question

How far apart are the homes and are the homes inter connected with network cabling? If not, are there any conduits between the homes?

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ok, so my apartment offers free wifi and i have one computer currently using it but i have two computers and only 1 wifi adapter. one computer is running xp and the other is running win 7. i have a wired router to connect the two computers but when i do i lose my internet connection. what im trying to figure out is can i have my 2 computers connected via the router and still get my wifi signal? also is there a way to make it so both my computers can access the internet through the one computer with the wife adapter? by the way the computer connected to the internet is the one running 7 and number one on the router. any suggestions?

A:home network question

depends very much on the router - whats the make and model - if it can be used as a wireless access point
But why not purchase another wifi adapter for the other PC - they are very cheap

Whats the make and models of the PCs - are they both Desktops ?
most laptops running XP or windows 7 would have wifi adapters already installed

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Hello... I have a home network with the following... main computer 256mb ram, 2.6 gig celleron, with satalite internet and two nic cards one for satalite one for the network. second computer is my sons, P2 gateway system 256mb ram, 450 mhz cpu. Third and forth computer are laptops, low end p2 systems a 266mhz and 300 mhz. all are connected to the main computer with a router.
My question is would I be better of using an old computer I have P2 500 mhz w/256 mb ram. would I be better off to have the satalite run thru this system and have a hard drive in it to share files? whats the best way to set it up with a limited budget?

any imput would be appreciated...

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I have a question about whether or not the home network that I have planned will work. Here is the planned setup:

FIOS Router -> 8 port switch

8 port switch:
1) From FIOS Router
2) PC
3) Wireless Router (Used only for WIFI capabilities)
4) Printer
5) Another PC
6) Another PC
7) Out to wall (explained later)
8 ) Spare

Out to wall: This connection goes to the living room where I have multiple devices that require a connection (PS3, TV, etc).

So, my question is that will I be able to put another switch in the living room to take the connection from 7) and further split it among the devices in the living room?

If so, will I be able to see the other computers on the first switch from my PS3 so I can stream from them?

Thank you.

A:Home Network Question

Yes, you can put another switch in the living room to split off the connection to those devices. I would get a wireless access point instead of another router for the Wifi piece.

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Iím trying to complete a wire network installation at my home with three desktop computers all running XP Home.

Cisco DSL modem and a Linksys router.

The problem is;
When I go to My Network Places, at any one computer I can only see ONE other computersí shared folder. When I am at computer A for example, I should be able to see TWO shared folders. I should see a Shared Folder for computer B and one for computer C. But I can only see ONE other Shared Folder. IF I am at Computer C, I can only see computer Aís Shared Folder. If Iím at computer B, I can only see computer Cís Shared Folder, etc.
What I have done so far;

Tested continuity on Ethernet connections Ė good.
Ran ipconfig on all computers and recorded IP data in Internet Protocal properties. DNS Servers are filled in.
Network card drivers are up to date.
McAfee VC ver 9.99, under Manage Network enabled admin rights to all computers.

With windows firewall on, and off, ran Network Wizard on all three computers. Selecting;
ďThis computer connects to the Internet directly or through a network hub. Other computers on my network also connect to the Internet directly or through a hub.Ē

Network name is the same on all computers.

Turn on file and printer sharing is selected.

Opened Explore and found Shared Documents on all computers and enabled sharing and selected;
Share this folder on the network

Allow network users to change my files
(There is no Permissions tab in XP Home)

Help and Support Center;
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Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the newb question but my knowledge of the ins and outs of networks leaves a bit to be desired.

I am going to be renting a 3 bedroom townhouse along with my girlfriend and when I toured the townhouse before signing the lease I noticed it was fully wired for phone, ethernet, and cable. In every room there is a wall plate with a cable outlet, a phone outlet, and a Cat 5 outlet in it. The ethernet port is labeled "Cat 5" and the phone jack is labeled "Phone" so from where I am standing it could get any easier for me.

What we are going to do is have the cable modem put in a central room in the townhome then I want to make all of the Cat 5 outlets in the townhouse live but I do not know what I need or how to do this. I will say that in the master bedroom there is a panel and in previous houses I have been in the stuff behind the panel controls the cable TV throughout the house. So what do I need to do to get all the Cat 5 jacks in the townhome live? Is is as simple as running a Cat 5 cable from the modem to a router and then to a Cat 5 jack in one of the rooms or is there more to it than this?

Thanks everyone.

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First, thank you in advance for your comments and suggestions...

Is there any advantage to managing a home network on a seperate pc that is dedicated to only manage my modem, router, voip, adapters? Right now I'm using my family desktop workstation to manage the devices. The desktop is used for everything else too including word processing, email, etc. It's also the only PC that is wired to the router. All other 10 devices are connected wireless (excluding voip). I would also wire this box if it makes any sense.

I have some older boxes sitting around.
Thought i would ask the question before getting rid of them.
Or am I just having another senior moment?

Thank you,

BigDog in Texas

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How much "managing" do you do?

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I'm pretty informed on computers but I'm new to networks.

I have a cable modem that goes to a router. I have 1 computer attached directly to the router with a cat5e cable and another cat5e cable goes from the router to a switch in another room where 2 computers are attached to the switch.

All three computers internet is working and I am try to now network all three computers using no server, for file and printer sharing. As I was setting this up using the networking tools provided by microsoft (standard on xp) I was prompted that If I selected file/printer sharing anyone from the internet could see my files and use my printer.

What do I do? (Picture of my network setup in the attachment below)

A:Home Network Internet Security Issues

Unless your router is unusual it has a firewall that prevents internet access to your computers. The only incoming traffic it allows is that which is initiated by your computers. Your computers' files are safe from internet attack (excluding, of course, what viruses, spyware and the like can do). Check your router's documentation.

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Computer 1 - Win98SE
Computer 2 - Win98
Computer 3 - WinXP Pro

Linksys 10/100 Switch w/5 port switch
Linksys Router w/5 port switch
Cable Modem

Computer 1 connected to Router
Computer 2 , 3 connected to Switch
Switch uplinked to Router.
Router linked to Modem
Hardware setup has been working fine. Computer 3
had WFW 3.11 on it but took the drive out and am
testing XP on #3.
Installed OS to a new drive and everything loaded fine.
In trying to find my way around, I managed to locate
the My Network Places option to see the other computers
in my network.

#1 was listed in the "Local Network" section and #2
was listed in the "Internet" section (don't remember the
exact heading title). If I clicked on the drive in the Local
section, it would show the folders as it should. The computer
in the Internet section would not open.

Did a right click to see what "Properties" info was on the C:\
drive in the Internet section and ALL of the drives disappeared.

Re-ran the Network Setup Wizard and while the drives
were listed, I kept getting an error message that the path
could not be found for all of the drives tried.

Re-ran the NSW again and it just got worse; kept telling me
that the user name/computer name format was incorrect. Gave
up at that point.

Had bought an XP reference book (MS Windows XP: Inside Out --
MS Press ) so I got it out and started reading. Followed the
steps but no help.

Tonight, I decided to try again. Ran the NSW and now ... Read more

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My home network consists of 3 computers and an xbox, all connected to a router
Computers 1 and 2 run windows xp pro. Computer 3 runs win xp home.

With some litte experience I have been able to setup a workgroup x including those 3 computers.All computer names appear inside the workgroup folder.

Pc 1 can see all the shared contents of the other 2 computers, including its self, no password required etc.
Computer 2, 3 and xbox can browse through each otherís files freely, no username/password is required but can not browse computer1 files. I either get a "resource unavailable" message when I click on pc1 icon or I get prompted for a username/password. Computer 1 was the only one that had password protected user account, but I removed it, through the user account utility in the control panel.

How can I give free pc1 access to all the other devices of my workgroup without having to give username/password details on each logon?

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If you are not using Simple File Sharing on PC 1, the answer is simple:

In My Computer or any Windows Explorer window: Tools - Folder Options ... - View tab - at the bottom of the list put a check by 'Use simple file sharing (recommended).'

If you already have SFS, I reckon the answer will be considerably more difficult.

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My family has been complaining for a while that the wireless internet sucks in our house. Connections seem to just drop for no reason, connection is slow, etc. I don't ever seem to have a problem, but my computer is directly connected, but my phone doesn't seem to have an issue at all anywhere in the house. I have the modem and wireless router set up in my bedroom on the second floor since I have the most tech knowledge of anyone in the house though I will admit I think it is limited. Everyone else only use wireless devices on the first floor. I know trying to get wireless signal between floors is a recipe for disaster but like I said I've never had an issue with my phone. So my first question is there something I can use on the phone, laptops, or PC of my other family members that I can use to verify if the problem is in fact the wireless signal or something wrong with their device?

My other question is regarding a MoCA setup to expand the network to the first floor. We don't want to tear into any walls so that is probably our best options since the second floor of the house runs to a separate electrical panel than the first floor. The current modem that we have is an old Motorola SB 5100 SURFboard cable modem. This would mostly likely get replaced if I change anything. The router that we use is a Netgear N750 Wireless Dual band Gigabit router. My thought was to purchase a new wireless cable modem (to cover wireless on the second floor of the house) then... Read more

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This is a really simple question. I would normally just buy what I think I need and try it all myself, but currently, finances are tight and I can't afford to be wrong. Plus the nearest PC store is an hour away and we have lots of snow, I only want to make one trip, lol.
What I have: typical Home Network setup

Cable modem
Old Linksys 5-port router with DHCP and NAT
Two XP PC's in a workgroup with printer and file sharing.
(also have a Wii wired in, but unimportant)

What I need to do is add a 3rd PC to the network, but I cannnot run cables. Given that I also have other devices that would utilize wireless (PSP, Wii), what are my wireless options?

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Hello all,

I'm trying to set up a fairly simple home network. Here's what I've done:

-I have two PCs running WinXP Pro
-Each is configured with the same Workgroup
-Each has four local users named for each of my family members
-The PCs connect through a cable modem router, and each currently can connect to the internet with no problems
-Each PC has two hard drive partitions (C for OS/Programs, D for data)

I'd like to map the Y drive on each computer to the other computer's C drive, and map Z to D. This way, at any given time I can "see" all of the data on either computer. It also helps because I'd like to use a backup program to back up key files on each nightly, one to the other.

Here's the problem that I'm running into:

When I try to map to "PC03" from "PC02", it first tries to connect using my current local account (PC02\MyID), and then failing that, the Guest account on the other PC (PC03\Guest). MyID is an admin on both machines. I've tried connecting as an admin on the other machine, for example connecting from PC02 as PC03\MyID. This gets me a connection, but when I try to click on certain folders like Program Files or Documents and Settings for another user, I get "access denied", even though I'm connected as an admin.

On the "target" PC, I enabled sharing of the C: drive on the network, and checked "allow network users to change my files".

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I have a desktop PC and a laptop PC both running Windows XP. I have set up a home network with my desktop as MAIN and laptop as AUXILLARY. The network functions in many respects: for example, I can print from my laptop through my desktop to which the printer is connected. I can read certain files in my MAIN documents from my AUXILLARY. I have a tax program on MAIN. I have shared it with my AUXILLARY but when I access the program from AUXILLARY, it begins with a blank return rather than with the return I have already completed. I have tried to share the completed return but apparently I have not found a way of doing that. I tried to put what I thought was the completed file in the shared documents, but that did not work. The tax program is from TaxAct, by 2nd Story Software. I works well.

Any suggestions?

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I have another computer set up in another room, heh..its had no trouble connecting to my secure network but earlier today it just won't connect..it shows (and has good connection) but when I click on it it won't connect and so I try n diagnose the problem but that just ends up giving 2 possibilities: try n connect again or look at other available networks...I don't know whats going on..desperate for help

A:Solved: Home network question heh

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

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

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

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

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We just got a wireless network in my house... My parents computer is the "host" computer... We set up the router, I have the D-Link thing in my computer. It said that I have an "excellent" connection but it wouldnt let me online...

I would open Mozilla and I couldnt browse, and I couldnt connect to steam. Is this something with a firewall? a network key? we just cant figure it out!

If someone could help me out that would be awesome

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I've got a simple home network set up. My desktop PC is hard cabled to the D-Link wireless router, which is obviously connected to the cable modem. My HP laptop is run via a wireless card.

I also have a wireless printer server.

Why won't the laptop connect to the Internet if my desktop PC is off? I would think that they would be separate links.

The same thing goes for not being able to print from the laptop if my desktop PC is off....?

Any suggestions?


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I just finished setting up a home network using a microsoft wired router. I have two windows ME systems and an XP system currently on my network. Can anyone help me set up the webcams on the systems to be controlled by other computers. In other words, can I use the computer in the bedroom to snoop on my teenagers in the club room using the web cam on the club room computer? Would love to make this happen if possible.

A:home network and webcam question

Use a feature that comes with windows: Netmeeting. Just open a meeting before they go in, and if it has a mic, you can listen to them too.

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Hello, I'm after an answer about my home network, its about distance mainly. Firstly I have my host computer at one side of the house, on this I have a Netgear Modem/Router hooked up and connected directly via Ethernet, then I have various other things in my room, on the other side of the house, such as a Nintendo Wii, and a laptop, I also use my mobile phone on the odd occasion and they all connect without a problem in the world, the problem is I also have a Nintendo DS and after a week of wondering why it would only work when I was in the same room as the router and not in my room, where it would say "no access point in range." I looked up some info about it and I THINK that the DS only has a 30 foot range? Im not sure I didnt know network adapters had THAT much of a weakness, though my room is about 20 metres in a straight line with about 6 walls inbetween and other objects. But anyway the question is, is there a a way I can use my laptop in my room to kinda amplify the signal so that my DS can connect to the internet via the laptop? I also have another Netgear modem/router, I've tried plugging that into the laptop but for some reason as soon as I plug it in the internet won't work and it says that my current connection to the other router is local only... any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Following the advice in this and other sites, I have been able to remove, I think, the XP Home Security 2012 malware.
Used system restore to restore to a point prior to infection.
Installed and ran MBAM - removed some infections
Updated MBAM rules - removed some infections
Applied fixNCR.reg
Ran rkill.exe - stopped two processes (one was known U3 process from USB I am using to move files from good machine to infected machine)
Ran tdsskiller - removed one infection
Copied MBAM rules.ref and database.conf from good machine after new install and update on good machine
Ran MBAM again - removed one infection
Fixed hosts file
Removed and re-installed Tcp/ip

Still no network connectivity

A:No network connection after removing XP Home Security 2012

Downloadhttp://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/FSS.exeand run it on the infected PC.* Click on "Scan".* It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.* Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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I have a question about learning network security. If I setup 2 PC's (or 3 or 4; whatever) on a network, one an NT server, the other a "hacking box" to try different exploits against the NT server, would that be a very accurate simulation of how it would work on the Internet? Would the things that I can/cannot do to that server over a private little LAN be a true representation of what could/couldn't be done over the Internet if the server were actually out on the Internet? I'm talking about pinging, port scanning, attempting intrusion, etc. Someone told me it would be pretty accurate, but I just don't know. I'm of the belief that to defend against attackers you need to know what they do. Any help with this question and any other insight into this topic would be most helpful. Thank you.

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Yes, it is a good way to protect yourself. I am assuming that the one running NT will have a firewall installed. If not, then it can still be more interesting. There are many exploits out there for NT so maybe setting them up would be a starting point.
The only thing I will say is that some people may see this as a way to hack other systems on the web so that is why some security people get a lot of jabs about what they do.

Learn about ports, what they do and what vulnerabilities they have. Learn about firewalls, as well as encryption. The best is PGP as this is excellent. Another way to learn about Security is to have a go at Honeypots. These are a great rescource for an administrator but not for the attacker.



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This goes out to any user that may know this off hand and not just the mods and admins on the forum.

I currently have an active thread in the virus section as I do indeed have a virus that im fighting, however things have changed a bit and im having one heck of a time getting online long enough to view the forum much lest post on it.

My issue is that this virus is doing just a retarded amount of tcp\ip remote log ins and I would very much like to stop that. What im looking for is a way to do this.

Im currently connected via a hardline into a router and not wireless.

Thanks for anyone that can help me with this.

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Until your computer has been given a clean bill of health by an analyst on the virus removal forum other members are not permitted to offer advice concerning this problem. Any changes not authorized by an analyst could make resolution of this problem more difficult and further damage your system. If you are unable to reply on the infected computer you will need to do so on an uninfected system.

You should direct this question to the virus removal forum. Others members are not permitted to help you.

Thread closed.

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