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Q: log in requirement for local network

I am running XP home on two wired (cat 5) computers. I have replaced one and although I can see the other computer in explorer and the file folders I can't gain access due to a dialog box that asks for a password. The other computer has full access to the computer I'm having the problem with. The network is working fine going one way only. I have set up many networks and this is the first time I have had this problem. I have gone thru all setups to confirm that they are correct! ???



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A: log in requirement for local network

The account you logon your machine has to exist on the replaced machine. Same name same password. You also need to have file and print sharing enabled as well as the windows firewall set to allow file and print sharing. Than you will have access without being asked for a password.

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I'm currently in the process of testing/deploying IE11 in our environment and I've begun testing on the IE11 Enterprise Site List manager.
I've read that there are a few different ways to configure the XML file to apply via GPO per the article below.  HTTP, Local Network, Local File. (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Dn640699.aspx)
In my isolated testing I've chosen to use the local file method which is very easy to setup and use on a testing machine.
It looks like we have the flexibility to choose how we apply the XML file, and I was curious what the best options are and why?  Also are there examples of each setup being used and the benefits/downsides to each?
Here's the options that I can see using:
1. HTTP - setup an IIS website to host the XML file.
2. Local Network (UNC) - setup a UNC path on our DFS where we store the current XML file and users would have read only access to that location.
3. Local File - We could just deploy the XML file via SCCM package/application when updates to the list are required.
Could anyone please point me towards some articles, etc, explaining the pro's and cons of these methods and why I might want to choose one over the other?  I'm leaning towards just using a DFS share and option #2 because it doesn't require us to maintain
an IIS site for it but I am curious to hear if there might be any downsides to this method, or benefits to going with another method.

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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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I have installed server 2003 on a small network and created a domain that is the same as the public domain name (ie the companies website).

This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example www.company.com) it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also company.com.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance


A:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.

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Over a two day period I spent four hours with Netgear premium support to resolve an issue I thought would take them ten seconds. I added a device to my network with a DHCP reservation and used port forwarding to make it accessible from outside my network. The device is an Arduino microcontroller with an ethernet shield which uploads data from a sensor that I monitor remotely. According to many Arduino Forum posts I read, I should be able to enter into the address bar my device IP address, a colon, and the port I have forwarded for it. For example: and see the data my device is reporting. That didn't work.

Finally Netgear gave me a web adress that resembles 76.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx and that works. Nothing in this address resembles my network, my device, or the forwarded port. I asked them how they came up with that but clearly they didn't want to take the time to explain. I asked, what if I want to do this again in the future- do I have to go through all this again? They said "yes, call us again and have a nice day." I have to go back to my router settings and make sure they didn't just dump me into a DMZ!

So my questions to you sages is what's the significance of this address that starts with 76, why is there so little out there about it? Does my ISP have control over this or does my router? And most of all how do I achieve this seemingly simply remote access myself?

Thank you!

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i am creating a local network of just 2 PCs. 1st one is using windows 7 OS and the 2nd one is using windows 8.1 . Error i am facing is when i click on TCP/IP(v4) properties in 2nd PC(win 8.1 pc) it says that ""In order to configure TCP/IP, you
must install and enable a network adapter card.". 1st pc is working fine and showing shared drives and files in network but 2nd PC is not showing anything in network because id donot allow me to configure IP settings. 
Please Note that i have also connected WiFi connection to my 2nd PC and that connection is working fine and showing all the TCP/IP Properties correctly without showing any error. 
I have disabled Network adapter in Device manager and installed again but nothing happens. 
Help me in this Please
Thank you!!

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I can only connect to the local network and not the internet. I have windows vista. Please help I have tried many of the videos on YouTube but no solution. I

A:LocAl Network only

Does any other device have internet access through the same local network?

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.
(In Windows 10 you may have to use some other procedure to get a Command Prompt window.)

Type the following commands:


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


ping yahoo.com

[Press ENTER after each command.]

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

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

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I posted a couple of days ago about my network access dropping from local & internet, to local, to no connection, after recently upgrading to vista.
I tried every solution othe people have posted on the net but my problem still persisted.
So last night I reinstalled vista and created a restore point after the 1st start-up. I was able to use the internet without interruption for over 5 hrs. Then this morning windows installed updates. After the updates were installed my problem started again. I went ahead and restored my computer to the 1st restore point, and now it is working fine.
My fix to this problem is to not install any updates. I know that it is not the proper fix, but for anyone as frustrated with vista as i am, this is a way to maintain your internet connection.
I am a newcomer to vista, but I found out that this problem has been happening to other for years. I can't understand why microsoft wont fix this problem.
If this post helps anyone else with the same problem, please reply with your story.

A:Local Network Fix

the problem with not updating vista is it leaves your operating system wide open to attack , thats exactly how conficker spread. An unpatched OS can make your firwall and AV next to useless

why dont you set your updates so they are not automatic , then pick the updates to install , install them one at a time run your pc for a while each time until you find the offending update

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My HP laptop with windows XP OS will not connect to the internet as long as the local network connection is connected, this trend just started recently, the local network is connected to two Toshiba Cash registers for Polling/ price changes.

A:Local Network

Do you connect through a router (and is the other nodes on the network connected to the same router?)

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How can I use VPN and have access to my local network?
Thank you.

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I have installed a router and have Two computers working on line right now I believe I have created a Network(HayesGroup) between the two computers,the problem is I have no idea how to log on to this Network or what a Network adapter is.The two computers show when I click on View all computers in this work group,but when I click on My wifes it says its unavailable thatI might not have permission to go there??allso"the network path was not found?????I have used the Network wizzard on both computers and it says its installed,How do I get to it??Does it show up like a Program or website in the Computer? How do I install a Network adator if I dont have one?

A:Local Network

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whats the difference between network & local access. my internet says i'm "Currently Connetected to network 6 - Access Local & Internet"
Then it says i can "Connect to a Network & Sharing Center" which i dont. what does alll this mean?
it is an icon on the bottom of my screen.

A:network -vs- local

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I can't connect to a computer on my network, used to connect before but now when i try to connect it prompts me to enter a password yet i have never set any password for that particular connection?

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I cannot join the second party on command and concor 3 when playing on network. I receive a message states "request time out"

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I would like to start using a VPN service for better privacy while online. However, I have read that using a VPN client will block the local area network, is this true? I use a HTPC with a large RAID array to share media with my other devices and I want to still be able to access my local files via network drives while using VPN to browse the web. Is this possible?

My current setup is the HTPC/file server, xbox360, and a workstation PC connected via ethernet to a dd-wrt router. The dd-wrt router connects via WiFi to a primary router plugged into the modem. The primary router also supplies WiFi to some phones. I have WiFi adapters for the 2 computers if that helps, but I uninstalled them when I couldn't figure out how to get Windows to separate local file sharing over the faster ethernet and internet over WiFi.

I'm pretty inexperienced at networking, but am willing to try anything to make this work. Thanks in advance for your help!

A:VPN and local network

You'll have to do something called "split-tunneling" to access both the internet and LAN.
I don't know what operating system you have, and the steps to do this are different depending on the OS, so here are a few links to help you figure it out (I honestly have next to no experience in this area):

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I have two computers that I would like to have FTP between.

One with Windows Vista 64bit
Another with Ubuntu 9.10

What kinds of steps do I need to go through to get files from my Vistas HDD to the Ubuntu's HDD.

A:FTP over local network

Quote: Originally Posted by Focksie

I have two computers that I would like to have FTP between.

One with Windows Vista 64bit
Another with Ubuntu 9.10

What kinds of steps do I need to go through to get files from my Vistas HDD to the Ubuntu's HDD.

The fastest way -- FTPDMIN: Minimal ad-hoc file transfer Windows FTP server Windows 7 will alert you that it's listening on the FTP ports but that's what you want right? Make note of the IP address it's listening on and make sure that's the address on your local network you want.

Then just use your favorite FTP client in Ubuntu...

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In the last day my computer has disappeared from my local network. i have itunes home sharing and folders i share from this computer but suddenly gone. It is a problem with the firewall because when i turn it off it works right. i DID NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES IN THE FIREWALL AT ALL. someone please help. Running windwows 8.1 64 bit. The only AV i am running is windows defender

A:Local Network

In the Windows Firewall, left pane, did you try to Troubleshoot my network or Restore Defaults.

Also verify in Device Manager if any problems showing up for your Network Adapter and are your drivers up to date.

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This just happened out of nowhere yesterday morning. My roommate was using her laptop with no issues until suddenly the connection cut out. She tried reconnecting, but had no luck so she waited, still no signal. She was able to see our network name but it would not allow her to connect to it. Same thing when I tried my laptop. I could see it scanning wi-fi and showed available connections including our own, but it wouldn't let me connect.

The desktop in our home office has internet. The modem is showing all the proper lights flashing, indicating there is ethernet, DSL and internet.

When we open our laptops and get a signal even for a brief moment, it kills the connection on the desktop and all lights on the modem go off, except the power light which starts flashing slowly. Totally loses connection. As soon as we close the laptop, the connection comes back on the desktop.

I noticed that the icon in the tray that indicates connectivity (the two computer monitors flashing blue back and forth) looks different than normal. There is no little globe in front of them, there are just two monitors and there is usually a globe showing internet access. So I clicked it and it says we're connected to "Network 7" Access: local. So I took a screen shot of this.

What is going on, can someone help me out? I have no idea what to do but we need internet on the laptops. If you need any more information from me, feel free to ask! Thanks!

A:Solved: Connected to "Network 7" a local network - but not to the internet?

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I have several links on my desktop to local locations on my computer. My desktop is shared and every time someone opens a link on my desktop from their computer that link?s destination address is changed to a network address on my desktop as well.

Any thoughts on how to somehow ?lock? the address in?

A:Network vs local links

This sounds very interesting, but I really have no idea what you mean...

Are these "shortcuts" to UNC Paths? ie: "\\localmachine\My Documents"?

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I got a new laptop because my old one was fried by the weather! But now when I try to connect to the network, I can only access the internet and I want to know how I can get my shared folders,which is on the one network computer (which is the main one) to show on "my network places"

I'm using windows XP

A:Cant connect to local LAN network

You first have to get the computers on the same network (e.g., connected to the same router). Then you need to enable file and printer sharing; here is a wizard way.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2 or SP3) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (up to 15 minutes) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to ... Read more

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sorry to say i have ben trying to fix this off and on since june, my son inlaw gave me this laptop with this issue. I have tried DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle -1,DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag-0
release renew, uninstall and reinstall. it will connect to hotels, coffee shops and also someone in the neighborhood with unsecured network but not my secured network. connected to my network we have i-phones xp,windows 7 and vista (dell). also it connects thru ethernet.

please i have watched endless utube videos and online answers. nothing seems to work and i cant let it go

A:unidentified network local only

log into the router and remove the wireless security - no see if it will connect - if it does - log back into the router and try the wireless security again
What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

can we see an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you n... Read more

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So, here is the problem. I have two laptops I am working on. The gentleman who owns the laptops recently got an air port router for his macs. Well, the two HPs that he has, both of their wireless cards stopped connecting to his network. Nor, will the connect to mine. If I connect it through Ethernet, the internet works great. If I connect it through wireless, local only every time.

I need help to resolve this issue. I have tried renewing the ip address. Disabled the IPv6. Uninstalled Norton in case it had a block on it. Disabled firewall temporarily. Uninstalled all Air Port files. I am absolutely boggled on what this guy could have done.

If it means anything, he is running vista on both of them.

A:Wireless network/ local only

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I have an Acer Aspire V5 running Windows 8 and am having trouble connecting to the home router/modem - Netgear CGD24N v2. I can connect to other wifi hotspots (such as tethering to my phone) and other computers work with the home router, just none with windows 8.
The laptop will recognise the network, connect locally and then say 'identifying...', but rarely manages to get internet access. It has done so a couple of times, but only when right next to the router and even then, it drops out relatively quickly afterwards. It has no problems connecting to the router via ethernet cable

I've seen people ask for it before, so here is the info from command prompt in case it's any use:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7479:903:92c2:267b%15
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{A98AC36C-CA52-4BDA-BCF0-5B4F91421B9A}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media... Read more

A:Local Only Network Connection

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router. Then reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure it. (Make sure you know the important settings before starting this procedure.)

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

Also show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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Hi. I am a student in a major University

As in all major institution we have acces to wireless network.

It is a SSID WEP crypted network with an authentification IEEE 802.1X (EAP PEAP)

I have no problem connecting to Internet.

However as a model student, I want to play with some friends through the network. It seem impossible to see eachother in IPX or UDP. I was wondering how I could manage to see other friends computer (as I would in a home local network). So we could share files throught the network and play some game in network (not having to pass trough the net...)

Thx for the help.
If you need more info dont hesitate

A:Use institutional like local network

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Hello !!
Whats up? Did u miss me?

I have 2 PCs in my room. A new (PC1) and the old one (PC2). I want to set PC2 as "downloading machine", working silently all the time, without any mouce or keyboard, just the box. I mean I will control it through PC1.
By the time, I made all connections---> I have a modem router (SpeedTouch 530i) and a Switch(8 ports). I used 3 straight ethernet cables. I connected PC1, PC2, SpeedTouch on the switch. Am I ok? Now then...

WHAT program(free) do I need in order to control PC2 through PC1? Because PC2 wont have its own monitor or mouse, I need control it from PC1. This mean that I must see in my screen(PC1's screen) the desktop of PC2 and be able to work with, exackly as if I used it normally(the PC2). And of couse be able to transfer data(from PC2 to PC1).

ANOTHER one matter is what will happen with the internet sharing. Do I need to use any special program for this?

Thanks for your valuable help!

A:Control a pc through another (local network)

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Hey all, my first post so bear with me.

Running Vista Home Premium 64 and I'm having great difficulties connecting to the internet through my home network.

My wireless router is a D-Link WBR-1301 and I've tried the Internet Connectivity Test on microsoft.com using another laptop with XP and it said the router should work with Vista albeit with some vista features disabled. D-link itself says the router should work with Vista.. and I have to most up-to-date firmware for the router. The XP laptop connects to the network and internet just fine. I have WPA-2 security running and I made sure both machines are using the same passkey and are part of the same workgroup.

The problem is that Vista says I'm connected to the network but there is no internet connection and no amount of diagnose and repair fixes the problem, such as reseting the wireless adapter, obtaining new IP address, etc.

I've even tried using a LAN cable to connect to the router but to no avail either.

Does anyone have any idea to what is going on here? Is this possibly a router compatibility issue?

A:Local Access only on Network

Hi malfuriouspete,

Go into your Network And Sharing Center (either through Control Panel or right-click on the network icon at bottom right and select)
Your network name should be declared here as Private - if not, you can click "customize" and put it as Private


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Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
i have shared folder in work group i can access this folder for one PC all time but
another PC some time  this message appears when access 

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I just installed windows vista ultimate on my desktop pc and I can not get it to connect to the internet. It says unidentified network Local only. It is connected through an ethernet cable and it works on my laptop with windows xp fine. I have seen this problem across the internet but can not find a solution for mine.

Any help would be very appreciated.

A:unidentified Network : Local only

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Hello, I have a Window Vista, HP Pavilion Laptop, i have been trying to connect to my wireless router.

Unidentifed network (local only) wont allow for it to connect.

Ive disabled all security
Uninstalled Norton
Reset the router

Can anyone help?

A:Unidentified Network (Local Only)

moving to the Networking Forum for better results.
Do you see the DSL light on your Modem or Modem/Router if a combo?
Boot into the the Routers setup and make sure it is connecting with your ISP. If not, contact the ISP and have them test the lines

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Ok i got a gateway laptop last year and it has always worked fine, it came with windows vista home premium. Well recently I got a new router becuase the other one broke. I got a nice 60$ linksys router.

I set the router up on my desktop (xp os) and everything worked fine. Well everything worked fine for 2 days. Now my laptop only gets a local only connection to the netwrok, even if i plug it in directly.

My roomates mac and xp laptop work fine wirelessly and mine worked for 2days.

I have searched the internet and tried turning off the Ivop 6 or whatever it is.
i thought i had it figured out when i tried this
Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista | The Bit Guru

but still nothing. I need this to work becuz it is my work laptop I travel with and i need the internet. Anything suggestions? I have also uninstalled norton but still no luck.

A:local only for network connection


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This issue started when our third party support changed the subnet ( of our network since there are few IP addresses left. All of our workstations here are currently running on Windows 7 64-bit and now some of it have ARP.exe running on the task manager and it consumes a huge amount of CPU usage.

We've already restarted our unmanaged Cisco Switches (Cisco Small Business SG300)to flush the ARP tables but still the issue persist. No VLANs in the switches.

We have 170 workstations here and 20 or more workstations have the issue. I've already scanned for malwares and viruses but nothing found.

Hope you guys help me out here.

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can i pass my internet traffic on one network to other network connected via same SWITCH. i explain,
i have a broadband connection to a BSD system with IP : connected directly to network switch.
Now i know that i can use - with gateway and subnet mask for internet distribution.

but my broadband provider gives machines an ip of range with subnet mask and the gateway and primary dns server . is it valid????????????? .
but the net is working. can anybody explain.
thnx in advance

A:Local network issue

You've lost me a little if the two networks are connected why don't you just rewire it so there is one big network. Do you think you could supply a network diagram of your current network? Then we can work out what you need to do.

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I'm puzzled as to how "add a local printer" and "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" are different.

Under "Add a local printer", I can use an existing port or create a new port, under which I can set a TCP/IP address to connect to shared printer over network. What's the difference between existing port and new port? How is this port local when I can set IP address to printer shared over network?

And how does "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" function differently than the former? I'm trying to distinguish the nature between the two so I can get a better understand for troubleshooting purposes. I appreciate any help.

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I have 2 computers side by side both vista. This one can get to the Internet and the other one show Access Local Only.

I was working with file sharing and Internet stopped working. Is there a tie in with sharing and Internet connection?

I want a folder with read write access and no user/password protection and Internet connection. Is there a way to make this happen?

Is the sharing part of my network problem?

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Good morning, I connect at home wirelessly with no issues using W7 Ultimate on my Fujitsu laptop. I don't really understand all the different types of network but currently I share with no one, and under the network settings it states 'Home Network' and then 'Ready to Create.'

I was away for work recently at another site and they have an open wi-fi for visitors to use on non-work laptops, so it's passworded but other than that, it's totally unrestricted.

When I tried to connect it found the wi-fi network with full strength but would not identify and connect - the password was okay as I when I tried an incorrect one, it stated just that.

Do I need to do something different with regards to grouping/network etc or could the fault have possibly been with them?

Thanks - Blue

Note: it used to work on XP Pro!

A:Not connecting to local wi-fi network

Have you made sure the security type (ie WPA) and encryption of the wifi matches your windows 7?

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I have recently installed a cable modem with ethernet to laptop. On the laptop,
the icon says "local only" and on the modem the Online light is not on.
At times, I am connected, but it goes on and off. I appreciate any help
to troubleshoot this. Thank you.

It is a new cable modem - Arris - and the laptop is running Vista
I have already tried rebooting modem

A:Local Only on Network Icon

Often you have to register a new modem with your ISP. Have you done that?

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I recently had to re-install Windows XP (SP2) on my Dell 5150 Laptop. I have not been able to get my internet connection to work since the re-install. I have plugged the cable into my network card in the computer and the light that comes on is orange and not green. I know the cable and internet connection work fine because I use that same connection/cable on my desktop computer with no problems. I recently used this same port on my laptop not more than a week ago with no glitches. I have gone to Network Connections in the control panel and there is no Local Area Connection icon being displayed. There is a 1394 Connection and a Wireless Network Connection icon displayed but no LAN connection. I do not have a wireless Network connection so I am unable to use that. Please let me know what you think about why I do not have a LAN connection.


A:Local Area Network

Did you install your network controller and driver?



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So frustrating. Okay. I have a pretty basic network. Its 3 computers, 1 wireless 2 wired. all through 1 router. Okay I have an ADSL modem to a Linksys WRT54g, then two computers wired, one on wireless and an XBOX 360 wired too. I cannot ping one wired computer to the other, both computers can ping the router and both can ping loopback (

Why cant they ping eachother? I have had this network setup and running before, now i have updated both motherboards in both wired computers and reinstalled windows on both aswell. They used to communicate perfectly and when i went to setup the network they could already ping eachother so i never had a problem. any suggestions?

A:Solved: Need Local Network Help PLEASE

If they are both accessing the internet through the same router an inability to ping is almost always a firewall issue.

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Does anyone know if there is a way to setup a log that shows what people have downloaded from my local network, and what their computer name is? It isn't a big deal, but would be kind of nice to see what certain people wanted.

A:Log for local network sharing

I think you should find an app from Network Information Tools - TotalShareware Software Archive

If you want to go overkill - check out the ultimate network analyzer: The Ethereal Network Analyzer. I was quite amazed of how much information is being transferred all the time on LAN.

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If I have three computers on local network and only one has internet access will this update all machines on local network?

A:Updates on Local Network

Yeah - this is a great option. It does not entirely stop getting stuff from internet as it is basically a torrent system, but is much faster and much reduces download demand

A torrent system basically extacts bits of a file from multiple sources, so each serving pc does not have to upload whole file (uploading usually being slower than downloading), and receiving pc glues it all together again. So you might get 5 pcs uploading a fifth each of the file at the same time, and pc can download all five parts simultaneously as download is usually several times faster than upload. It actually works in much smaller increments, but the principle is the same.

I always update my fast pc first, leaving my other slower devices switched off. Then I turn on other devices, and you see the hdd flicking away as it serves the updates to the other devices.

Do not enable last option as it will 'steal' bandwidth from you.

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My main NT machine cannot see my local network. The problem is not card or cabling. Forgive the long message, but I want to skip past the fixes I've already tried.

I have networked four machines in a workgroup called, let's say "Tollbooth.", with IP addresses in the 10.###.###.### range, incrementing the last digit, as described in all refence books (the IP addresses have been checked, verified, and rechecked) and using the same subnet mask (checked, etc.).

The machines are --
1. GreatOne, the Micron, NT 4.0 SP6a, diaup modem. 3Com 509 Combo NIC with latest drivers and diagnostics, RAS, NetBEUI, TCP/IP, WINS client. The NIC adapter is bound to all three protocols but not to RAS services. I have two RA WAN Wrappers listed; the one bound to everything but NetBIOS, the other bound only to "RA WAN Wrapper" [?]
When I choose Network Neighborhood, GreatOne can see the workgroup, but not the machines, NOT EVEN ITSELF.

2. Slippage,Toshiba Portable, Win 98, RealSYS MCMCIA card, Win 98 dialup for builtin modem. It can see [4] Zipper, and [2] itself. Cannot see [1] or [3].

3. Shapeless, handbuilt, NT 4.0 recently reinstalled and then updated with SP6a. 64 megs of RAM, 120mHz, LinkSYS card. Networked successfully before crash and SP6a (when running SP4). Can see [2] and [4], but it can't run Server services because "not enough server storage is available." (I have tired every legal setting for IRPStackSize [4-12] to no avail.) So it is inv... Read more

A:NT Machine can't see local network

Check to see if the "Computer Browser" service is running on the NT machine Great One (under Control Panel/Services). If it's not start it. If it was running then stop and restart the service. If that fails remove great One from the workgroup and re-add it.

As for Shapeless I would uninstall and reinstall the service pack to see if that fixes the problem.

I would also dump NetBEUI on allv the machines since you don't actually need it when running TCP/IP.

Hope this helps.

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I have just up dated four of our computers to windows 10 and set up a wifi network between the 4 computers without too many problems.
However I have a problem with a local connection from my main pc (windows 10) to a pc which runs in parallel (pc on windows xp) they are linked by ethernet cable. When I boot the machines in the morning windows 10 displays an icon with the xp pc and all works fine. Later on in the day the xp pc icon has disappeared but working on the xp machine it is still possible to link to the windows 10 machine.
My question is once the icon has disappeared of the windows 10 pc how can I re-establish to link? It appears that the link still exists but I can't access it.

A:local network 10 to xp ethernet

Confusing setup.

When the icon disappears, trying typing the ip of the machine into explorer.

Like this:

If that don't work, open an admin command prompt and enter this command to see if the other machine shows up

net view

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I recently had to re-install Windows XP (SP2) on my Dell 5150 Laptop. I have not been able to get my internet connection to work since the re-install. I have plugged the cable into my network card in the computer and the light that comes on is orange and not green. I know the cable and internet connection work fine because I use that same connection/cable on my desktop computer with no problems. I recently used this same port on my laptop not more than a week ago with no glitches. I have gone to Network Connections in the control panel and there is no Local Area Connection icon being displayed. There is a 1394 Connection and a Wireless Network Connection icon displayed but no LAN connection. I do not have a wireless Network connection so I am unable to use that. Please let me know what you think about why I do not have a LAN connection.


A:Local Area Network

You should probably post your thread under the "Networking" forum.

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I have recently gotten a Virgin Super Hub router and everyone in the house is able to connect to the internet fine except me. I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista running on it. I am able to connect locally to the network however it lists it as an "unidentified network" and when I try to diagnose the problem I receive notifications such as "Cannot communicate with primary DNS server" and "Network Diagnostic pinged remote host but did not receive a response. When I have a cable plugged into the router and my laptop I am able to connect but on a separate network "Network 3". Please help!

A:Network connection local only

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Since the last week, i've been trying to establish a local network between different computers at home via wireless mode.
I have a BELKIN 802.11b router, 1 PC, 1 Power Book G4, 1 iBook G4, 1 DELL Latitude with WI-FI built-in, and several other Computers that connect oftenly to internet through the router.
As usual, I would like to share files beetween computers, printers and scanners.
Every Mac is equipped with Panther OSX, my PC has Windows PRO SP2 in it.
The uncommon thing here is that I have 2 connections to internet, one is Wireless through a WI-FI SLOT 5 card, the other is through 1000/100 built-in LAN in the Motherboard.
I tried to setup the Network, but the BRIDGE doesn't alloud to put every connection under it, says that I have to have at least 1 outside it (1 out of 3, while the 3rd one is IEEE) therefore, it's impossible to enhace the Network.
I tried to figure out how to stablish the network without setting up the NET BRIDGE, so if anyone knows how to fo this, I would appreciatte it very much.

A:Setting Up A Local Network


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Moderator, please delete. It's late (or rather it's early) and my brain isn't functioning.

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