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Q: how to auto failover network

i have 2 network connections but my internet connection always defaults to "Local Area Connection". if my cable modem disconnects for some reason, i have to pull the ethernet cable from my windows 7 before it starts using the Wireless Network Connection
which uses my backup internet. how can i detect and failover automatically without buying a dual wan router?
Configuration for interface "Local Area Connection"
DHCP enabled: Yes
IP Address:
Subnet Prefix: (mask
Default Gateway:
Gateway Metric: 0
InterfaceMetric: 10
DNS servers configured through DHCP:
Register with which suffix: Primary only
WINS servers configured through DHCP: None

Configuration for interface "Wireless Network Connection"
DHCP enabled: Yes
IP Address:
Subnet Prefix: (mask
Default Gateway:
Gateway Metric: 0
InterfaceMetric: 25
DNS servers configured through DHCP:
Register with which suffix: Primary only
WINS servers configured through DHCP: None

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My PC just crashed and I was unable to get online. The messages was 0x800CCC19 and then Autofailover
6/1/7600.16385 Can someone explain what this means, and is there a way to fix it?

A:Auto Failover

Many times that is caused by a anti virus program.

This tutorial will help with you system specs.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

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I cannot get my computer to startup....please help

A:startuprepairv2 auto failover

Please tell us what happens when you boot your computer, what is the make and model of the computer, and do you have a install or recovery disc

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I'm new to the forum. However, I really need help on my Vista OS on an HP desktop PC. I am getting the following reports:
1. "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

2. "Problem signature - 01 Auto Failover"

I have read some of the responses to this problem and have 2 problems. First, I am a novice when it come to this sort of thing, and next, my PC did NOT come with a disc.

Question: Obviously, Vista is Trash ie, most of the responses, and so is 7. However, since 7 seems to be the only option to upgrade to, how do I do that after purchasing a 7 upgrade disk, if I can even do it???

By the way, a common problem I find in your threads is the downloading of photos, which is the last thing I did before my PC crashed.

Also, will I lose "My Documents" if I can an upgrade???

If ANYONE would be so kind as to offer me some advice (in NOVICE Terms Please , I would greatly appreciate it.


A:Signature 01 auto failover

See if you can boot from a boot DVD?
Create a Recovery Disc
you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the informati... Read more

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Laptop is acting strangely as of late. I was playing a game and had a GPU driver crash, which subsequently locked up my system. After having to force power it down I got stuck in the startup repair loop. I tried startup repair at least 10x, and it would always say it couldn't correct the problem. On every attempt it came back as a "Bad Driver" as the issue. On my last attempt to boot it finally went through to windows, but things are randomly crashing. I checked AVG, which says resident shield isn't active and it cannot turn itself on. I tried to run several scans and they all fail automatically saying that they were terminated. I ran Malwarebytes and it did not find anything. I would appreciate any help that I could receive.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Lucas at 13:43:21 on 2014-04-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6038.3784 [GMT -4:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Disabled/Outdated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Disabled/Outdated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 7\ASCService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\... Read more

A:Auto failover: Bad Driver, finally booted. AVG not scanning.

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Can ATA Center and Gateway (no lightweight) servers be configured for automatic failover/mirroring to another server?  Does ATA support this?

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I am trying to setup the Failover where it plays a video file (mpeg2 with transport stream) upon failure. If I set this file to play as a file, it works fine, but then stops when finished. What I would like to do is have this file loop continuously until the network is re-connected. I have tried to set up a playlist, but it does not work. My playlist was created using notepad and is entitled ASIC .txt

Settings &#8230;.

Backup Channel &#8230;.. Playlist
URL box is &#8230;&#8230;&#8230;. file:///mnt/usb/sda1/mediafile/React (have also entered React.txt)

My txt file is attached, but is &#8230;.

media:file:///mnt/usb/sda1/ASIC .mpg
Any help would be gratefully received. Alternatively, is there a way to get the single file (that works) to continuously loop?

A:Failover from USB

There may be a way to script something to work like you want, but the script would be a lot more complicated than simply "play x". It will also need to check to see if the alarm has cleared and then stop playback. But it will largely depend on what exactly you are doing (or trying to do) as you haven't provided near enough details for anyone to help.

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hi everyone,how can i setup automatic fail over for this diagram.A and B are different ISP suppliers and we dont have to access for edit router configuration.both are leased lines.thank your very much for your support.

A:automatic failover

Many business class router/firewalls have feature called SLA where you can program a secondary Internet circuit as a backup to the primary. The router/firewall will do a continuous health check on the primary circuit to a designated site you choose on the Internet. If there is anything that drops under the threshold you set, the router/firewall will roll over the Internet connections over to the secondary circuit.

I'm not sure if the SMB router/firewalls which advertise themselves as dual WAN ports can operate in this manner. I do know their basic operation is to do a round robin or if link status for the primary fails will roll over to the secondary WAN port.

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We have an SMTP server on our network which we use for scan-to-email from photocopiers, UPS notifications etc.. I'd like to setup a second one in a different office which can take over the load incase the first goes down.

I've done a bit of reading, but haven't been able to find anything solid on how to set it up.. I was thinking something in DNS.. but from what I understand MX records are for incoming mail from other mail servers..

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I am new to all of this, I have been thrust into a situation where I need to figure this out.

We have a 2800 connected to a microwave transceiver (our main uber fast connection) and a T1 via ADC Kentrox Data Smart Max T1 (our backup connection)

This is what I walked in to.

What we/I would like to do:
-continue using the MW as our main connection
-use the T1 as an automatic failover if the MW fails due to weather or other event.
-if possible, I would like to take the T1 directly to the Cisco 2800 bypassing other external equipment.

I believe we intend to drop our current provider.

Additional complication:
We are hosting our own website and customer services via the web via this connection, if failover occurs how can we assure that traffic still finds its way to us?

With all of that said, what do we need to do?

I know this is a huge issue and I hope I can look to this forum for guidance on these issues.

A:Cisco 2800 Failover

I have a 2801 chassis and I have a 2 port e1/t1 wic. So you would just need to purchase the a new card.

Next you need to re do your config.

You need to configure HSRP


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I am looking to design an active/standby failover but am wondering if to get clients to access the VPN you would need to have more than 2 usable IPs from an ISP? For example. the ISP inside interface will have public ip 1, the primary asa will have public ip 2, and the secondary ip will have public ip 3.

I basically want to the know the best way to design a network with 2 internal networks using active/standby failover.

A:Cisco ASA Failover Question

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is there anyone here can answer my query?
is it possible to set failover clustering to two Windows 7 desktops? How?
We want to provide high availability set-up to prevent any downtime.

Thank you.

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I'm doing a script to fail over my company's W2K3 cluster with 2 nodes.
The idea is to simulate a cluster fail over by the script, count the time of fail over for each group and put them in a .html file to send by email.
I found some useful scripts on the web, where I took part of the code.
Here's what I have until now:

Option Explicit
Dim objClus, WSHShell, objNet, objFS, strSysName, strDir, strClusDir, strOutputFile, fsoOutputFile
Dim itmNode, itmGroup
Dim c1, c2, c3, p1, p2, p3, v1, v2, v3
Dim cOff, pOff, vOff, cOn, pOn, vOn, cSt, pSt, vSt

Set objNet = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set WSHShell = Wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objClus = CreateObject("MSCluster.Cluster")
objClus.Open ""

strSysName = objNet.ComputerName

strDir = WSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%SYSTEMROOT%")
strClusDir = strDir & "\Cluster\"

strOutputFile = strClusDir & objClus.Name & ".htm"

'if (objFS.FileExists(strOutputFile)) then
' strOutputFile = strClusDir & objClus.Name & ".htm"
'end if

Set fsoOutputFile = objFS.CreateTextFile(strOutputFile, True)

fsoOutputFile.WriteLine("<style>")... Read more

A:VBScript for W2K3 Cluster failover

Hi and welcome. Please don't post more than once for the same subject.

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I need to configure my router for three routes ( two separate fiber links and a radio link) with one of the fiber links being the primary link, the other fiber a secondary route and the radio a backup route for the fibers.

I am looking for a best fail-over configuration that will allow traffic to flow primarily on fiber link A and failover to fiber link B incase of failure in link A and incase of failures of both fiber links, the traffic to flow on the Radio Link. The configuration should allow for reverse once the fibers are restored.

I will be routing via eBGP to the provider end and OSPF on my internal network.

A:configuring 3 redundant routes with failover


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We have a fairly unstable Internet connection through Dodo (Please no quips about peanuts and monkeys, I know Dodo is a terrible ISP). They, and Telstra have refused to fix the problems, preferring instead to blame my equipment, despite the fact that I have replaced every part of the network many times over. Line noise on the connection is terrible, and causes anything up to 30+ disconnections a day, from anywhere between 10 seconds to 90 minutes.

As my sons play a lot of online gaming, disconnections not only kill the game, but also get them demoted on the servers.

So, they have a 3G mobile phone with 1.5GB data allowance per month.

But we are having problems finding any software (preferably FREE), that will let us set up a fail over environment such that when the PPPoE connection fails it switches to 3G, and automatically reverts to PPPoE when that service comes back online.

Any one know of any software that meets this need?


A:Internet connection failover PPPoE & 3G - What software

I think you are looking for Connectify dispatch which can use both the ISP connection and the 3G at the same time though it's not exactly free it may still be worth the price.

Connectify Dispatch - The Software Internet Load Balancer

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I link my Windows home PCs (7 and some XP) to a separate file server box via a persistent network mapping. There's a separate mirroring server in place on the network too.

If one server goes down, theres an undignified scramble to remap drives so that work can recommence - but is there a quick way to have Windows 7 pick up the job of determining primary and secondary availability to speed this?

I know I could probably do something involved and complex via a virtual server and clustering but I'd prefer something simple and client-side if possible !

A:Quick and dirty way for alternate failover server?

I thought the basis of this type of RAID setup is to redirect traffic from a primary to a secondary without interruptions. I didn't think you would need to do anything if the setup is correct.

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I am looking for a script that will dynamically update Windows 2003 DNS (AD) to the second server when the first server fails. The servers are appliance servers (not windows).

Does anyone have a script to do this?

Example of script function:
1. ping first server every 10 seconds
2. if no ping reply for 60 seconds DDNS the search.x.com DNS A and PTR record to the second box.
3. if the first server becomes available again for 120 seconds then DDNS the search.x.com DNS A and PTR record to the first box again.

A:Does anyone have a Windows script to update DNS for failover to second server-not RR

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I have Word 2002, SP3, for Windows Office XP Pro.

My problem is I want to permanently turn OFF the autocorrect options (all of them: correct initial capitals, correct first letters of days, etc etc, autoformat, as well as auto text and auto type).

Yes, I have unchecked all the boxes in Tools > Autocorrect Options, the problem is I have to painstakingly go though all the boxes every time I open Word and uncheck them. My setups are not remembered.

I can't figure out how to make these options stay set this way.

I've tried installing the Office Resource Kit and setting a system policy (though I am the only user on this PC), but no success.

I had to rebuild my system a month ago -- before that, I never had any problems, Word seemed to remember exactly my preferred set up and saved autocorrect options etc to the normal template.

I checked the normal template and it is in Doc Settings folder where it should be.

I searched the forums and Word help but can't seem to find any advice, mainly because most people usually run these options and they only wish to modify the instances where they apply, rather than permanently disable them.

Please help! Much appreciated! Thanks!
Sydney Australia

A:Solved: I want to kill off autocorrect, auto format, auto text, auto type

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Hi, Running Vista home basic with Huawei E1550 dongle for 3g network, how can I get it to auto connect when I turn computer on ? It used to do this when new, but now it will not, any help appreciated , Del.

A:Auto Connect To Network

Hello, try this : DNS Resolver Cache

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How do I set it, so that computers will connect to others on the network automatically at start up, rather than having to manually log on to each?


A:Auto connecting on a network

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I use a local coffee shop's wifi service.

But to use it you must first connect to the network and then sign in via a web page.

Is there any way to automate the process so that my computer will connect to the network and then login, preferably without going through the browser?


A:App to Auto-Connect and Log into Network?

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I'm running a netgear wireless network and windows keeps grabbing control of the settings, My client computer cannot connect to the router with windows managing the settings,
I goto advanced , wireless network, and disable the let windows control network box and then it works fine, however each time i restart the computer, windows re checks the box i unchecked, how can i get this permanently disabled?

A:auto network control

I suppose you could change the Startup Type of the WZC to 'Disabled." (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services; click on Wireless Zero Config... - Tools - Properties)

Is your wireless adaptor's utility activated on startup? Isn't there an option to tell it to handle the connections? If so, this is better way than above.

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Hello techies,

I have a simple question to a difficult answer.

Is there a way to remove a user's ability to auto update and hand over the task to the administrator on a network? Can this administrator set parameters for auto-updating all computers on a network?

A:Administrating auto-updates on a network?

You can disable automatic updates through policy and use SUS to control updates.

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I am trying to set up a remote backup from my computer at work to my computer at home...(backup some files on my work computer to my home computer). I would like the backup to start automatically at some time in the early morning (when I'm not using the computer)....anyway, I need an automatic way to start my VPN connection to my work network, then I can do my backup.....I tried using windows scheduler....but it will only start program files....not a network connection.

Is there a way to use a batch file to start my VPN connection on my home computer?

Another Idea I had is that you can assign a "shortcut" key to any program/icon.....I can assign a shortcut key to my VPN connection...is there away to have windows execute a shortcut key in a batch file? Then I can use windows scheduler to start the batch file.....

any help would be appriciated....


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Thank you for time.

The wireless network at my University authenticates the user at the browser level (network appears unprotected, but once you are connected, any http request is intercepted, and the user is forwarded to a login screen where he must enter his credentials). After entering the credentials, he is automatically forwarded to the url he first attempted to access (rediurl variable)

I have valid credentials, but for several different reasons, I am trying to find a way to have my computer automatically enter this credentials for me without having to go to the login screen, and re-submit the credentials)
I obviously use autocomplete, but one of the main reason I am trying to do this, is because the sessions times out every 3 hours, so if I want to remote access my desktop, I can only do within 3 hours of the last authentication. After that, the desktop is unreachable.

This authentication page has a simple form that sends the following values:
(auth_user and auth_pass are hidden values)

Does anyone know of a way to automatically, periodically, re-submit the credentials? Through URL, or any other way?

I know the questions is a bit complicated, but hopefully I have explained well enough.
Let me know if you need more info.


A:Auto Authenticate Wireless Network ???

Would someone at least know what this time of authentication is called?
I have tried searching for an answer but haven't been able to find anything because I don't know the right terminology...

"Browser / http wifi authentication" = ?

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It is most annoying when i am downloading at night while i sleep, expecting it to be finished when i awake, only to find my connection has been dropped and a simple repair of the connection solves the problem. windows says it does this automatically but half the time it doesnt - especially if it does not detect any networks (which happens frequently as i have a weak signal).

Can I make a batch file which can automatically repair the connection as soon as I lose it?(and how would i do that)
Or perhaps a software which will do this? I have found 2 small programs that claim to do just that, but they dont seem to work; i think its because i require a secondary program running to enable my lynksys wireless card. (dont ask why i need that, i have no idea, it just doesnt work without it)


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I have a winxp laptop on a network of 8 win98, and a print server. Whenever you set up the printer on the winxp machine the printer works fine, untill you shut off the printer, then the winxp machine looses the ip address for that printer, or it changes. Now the win98 machines don't loose it, and they don't have a problem finding and printing to the printer after everything is shut down. Someone told me that there is a auto network wizard that can be disabled. Can anyone shed any light on this?

A:Disableing auto network wizard?

Its not actually an auto network wizard, just an automatic discovery mechanism for shared resources on the network.

Open Windows Explorer, go to the Tools menu, choose the folder options, and then change to the view tab. The first item of the options is "Automatically search for network folders and printers". Untick that, and Ok your way out. It will take effect after the next reboot.

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I continuously keep on losing my internet connection. A simple repair of the connection solves the problem temporarily. After a few ping replies again I get request timed out and I have to repair the connection again. Can I make a batch file which can automatically repair the connection as soon as I lose it? Or perhaps a software which will do this?


A:Auto repair network connection?

I'd suggest finding the cause of the problem, since this is certainly not normal. You're suggesting putting a bandaid on a bullet wound, best to treat the actual problem.

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Hey, I had a problem with this annoying auto alt tab. I had this problem since I installed this game (GTA San Andreas). So, I found that it keep auto alt tab when I play GTA only. Not other game. When I restart, it is gone. and will occurs when I open GTA. So, i try to scan and delete the game and the problem fixed. Still, when I install FiFa 2011, it is also happening. So, I deleted the game but the problem didnt fixed. Well, I also download Sims 3. and when I play the game, I tried to remove my Tenda Wireless reader, then the auto alt tab is no more occurs. So, it seems like I have to play games without using internet. Which means I can't play online games. So, I am telling you guys that I am having problem with auto alt tab/ losing focus when playing game/using programs like google chrome. So, what should I do for know? I think it might cause of my Tenda Wireless Reader? I'll try to use wire into my wifi then. Hope for solutions. Thank you.

A:Auto alt tab occurs when there's a network connection.

I assume you mean the game minimizes, which is a common issue especially with other programs in the background. Since you seem to have find a cause I would recommend speaking to the manufacturer for clarification.

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How to auto-start a network connection? I want to start up my Broadband: Verizon Online automatically once i sign on to windows. Please help!

A:How to auto-start a network connection?

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I am using a network driver for the data backup purpose under Windows 2000, I found this driver will disconnect automatically. I ever try to setup the net config server /autodisconnect:-1 to disable the autodisconnect action, but it is no work, could anyone tell me how to disable this feature?

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Hi everyone. I am having this annoying issue with my Vista Home Premium 32-bit machine, running Avast Free and Windows Firewall. I've posted a similar issue here about my XP machine, which was never resolved. And now, I'm having a very similar issue on my Vista machine. I've searched plenty, and can only find the same basic information wherever I look. Here's my problem.

I recently deleted all my saved wireless networks in "manage wireless networks". But, the computer would still connect to a network at every boot. Then, I found a somewhat-hidden window, where it still listed all of my past network connections. I found it in Network and Sharing Center > Customize > (option at the bottom of the window). Well, that worked, and it wouldn't automatically connect to any network at logon. So, I thought everything was all well and good, and proceeded to set up the only wireless network connection that I wanted to use. Let's refer to this network as "Home". I set it up as a private network, set it to automatically connect, and rebooted. But this is where the problem surfaced.

When I logged on after the reboot, I noticed that it was connected to a network called "Network (Home)" instead of "Home". It had only a "local" connection, and no "internet". It also would constantly show "Identifying...", as if it were trying to join. This frustrated me, so I decided to "merge" both... Read more

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Hello all,

My laptop tends to install all the printers on the network where I work. I dont use any of those printers and having them installed is pointless and a pain. I can delete them, but it will go and install them all again. Is there anyway I can disable this so it doesn't keep doing it?

A:Disabling Auto Network Printer Install

You just turn off that feature. See Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation - Windows 7 Help Forums Even though it is for 7, it works for Windows 8.x.x.

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Greetings All,

I've been experiencing some instability over my home wireless network. it's nothing serious, in fact the word instability is a bit misleading. The network connection simply seems to drop-out some time during the night, this happens almost every night and looses me valuable torrent time. A swift click on Windows XPs 'repair network connection' option in the morning (or as is often the case afternoon ) and my wireless connection is back up and running.

What I am wondering is whether there is any third party utility or registry/policy tweak within Windows XP pro that would allow me to auto repair (or auto reset ip) after a period of inactivity (low/zero bandwidth) over a given network connection.

Also are wireless network drop-outs (where Windows recognises the wireless network as fully connected yet experiences zero bandwidth in and out), as opposed to disconnections (where Windows recognises the wireless network disconnected), symptomatic of any issue that I might be able to resolve. I initially suspected that my uTorrent settings might be upsetting my router, but surely if it were router side it would lead to a shaky connection and not a dead one?

Anyway, thanks for any assistance/advice provided in advance.

([email protected])

Edit: removed e-mail address -- Nodsu

A:Auto Repair Wireless Network Connection.


My laptop sometimes drops my wireless connection, I get a pop up box that says wireless network now connected this happens if i leave my laptop idle and doing nothing, its not just the internet that drops i also lose any network drives for a short while until the wifi kicks back in, I dont have to repair it to get it working It just happens.

Take my advice build a machine out of scrap and hard wire it to your router ( i did) i get no dropouts when downloading to**ents that way.


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Hey guys
This is my first post here , in the forum so i want to appologize if there are mistakes in the title or my grammar .. i will try to fix it as soon as possible

So i wanted to ask is there any way to make a laptop that is with windows 7 be able to take a static ip adress only for one specific network that is in the office and if the same laptop try to connect to other network to be able to get an adress automatically .

I hope that i wrote it clearly and you will be able to understand my question if not please tell me what should i discribe more.

Thanks in advance , Jordan

A:Making a static Ip only for one wireless network and the others auto

Do you connect via wireless or Wired?

Also do you connect to the networks via different interfaces? For example you connect to the office using a wired connection but you use a wireless connection for everything else?

Many Thanks,

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network does not automatically connect when I resume from sleep. I have to either restart computer or manually disable then reenable the wired and wireless connections. Both are set so that the computer does not save power by turning them off and both do not automatically wake the computer from sleep (that is not an issue). Any ideas?

A:network does not auto-connect when resume from sleep

dang. I figured this one out by myself. well, nevermind then.

I enabled S3 & S1 in Bios and went into network connections>local area connection>properties>configure>Advanced [tab]>wakeonlan from poweroff set to disabled

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I have recently subscribed to a local cable ISP and have a Linksys wireless router broadcasting throughout my house. About every half hour, my wireless internet icon in the task bar flashes that it is connected to my home connnection at full signal, and then just after, disconnects.

I am running a toshiba laptop with windows XP pro SP3
In Wireless Network Connection Properties, I have my home internet connect configured at the top of the list in wireless networks, the box that says "use windows to automatically configure..." is checked. Under my connection's properties, it is set to connect even if it's not broadcasting, and to connect when it is in range.

Even when it disconnects, you can see that it still shows up in my wireless networks list at full signal, but it does not automatically connect.

Any suggestions?

A:Wireless network disconnects/no auto-reconnect

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We have recently installed windows 7 at work. We use 3 mapped drives (P,Z andT). Sometimes when turning the pc on in the morning the computer will not reconnect to the drives automaticley, Which is a pain. My question is, is there a way to
stop this, can you make them auto reconnect on start up.

A:Auto Reconnect Mapped Network Drive

Hello chrispch,
According to the research, the mapped drive lost issue may be caused by the several possible reasons:

Possible reason1. The problematic client doesn't reconnect to the target share at logon.

Please follow the steps to re-configure the mapped driver on the client and then check if the issue will re-occur.

a. Open "My Computer"
b. Click on "Tools" and then select "Map Network Driver"
c. input the \\ipaddressofserver\sharename to give the path of the share
d. Check "Reconnect at logon"
e. Drive gets mapped
f. Double click on the drive to check.
Possible Reason 2. Antivirus software or Windows Firewall may block the SMB protocol on clients.

Please check if there is any Antivirus software and the Windows Firewall is enabled on the problematic client. If so, please disable them to check if the issue can be resolved.

Possible Reason3. Fast Logon Optimization is enabled on the clients. 
The fast logon feature may affect the display and drive letter assignment of a mapped network drive. As a result, the drive may have been mapped; however, the user on client cannot see it in Windows Explorer. He may recognize it as a failed network drive mapping.
This is the reason why we usually suggest you to disable fast logon on the clients via a GPO, and please check if the mapped network drive will ... Read more

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I have got a fair few network drives mapped in my computer, at the min i need to log in manually when i want to view one of them.

is there a way for it to automatically log me in to them when windows starts?

i am sure i have managed it before but have not got a clue as to how i did it.

thank you


A:Mapped network drives + auto login

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I have a domain controller that isn't within reach of any ethernet hubs, so it has to use a wireless connection. Is there any way to make it connect automatically to this network without having to login to the computer, and manually connect? Possibly a batch script?

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I would like to use the auto signature feature of Outlook in a network environment. Does anybody know if it is possible to do this with a script or something similar? Or is it possible to do from the Exchange Server console?

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recently i've been having some very strange problems with my computer which i am not able to find a reason for. first of all, under the settings for window's firewall, i am not able to choose whether or not i want to enable it or disable it. it is set as disabled and both the enable/disable buttons are greyed out and i cannot click it. second, my auto update keeps turning itself off. after setting it back on, it will turn off the next time i boot my computer. third, i'm having some networking problems. i can connect onto the other computers of my network, however the other computers cannot connect to me. are all these problems related in anyway? and how do i solve them? thanks

A:windows firewall, auto update, network problems

You can enable the firewall by editing the HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile registry key, but it isn't a good sign that something is setting it back.

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I'm renting a basement at the moment and I am trying to get my desktop to connect to their wireless network. My laptop is fine but the desktop just keeps restarting itself when its attempting to connect. This didn't happen before I moved.

When it finishes restarting there's a popup asking to send a error report to Windows. Since I have no internet that won't help. I clicked the details of the error message this is what I see.

Error Signature
BCCode 1000008e
BCP1 C0000005
BCP2 F7B2253F
BCP3 ECD56624
BCP4 00000000
OSVer: 5_1_2600
SP: 3_0
Product: 768_1

Any idea about what's happening?
Thanks in advance

A:Windows XP Auto Restarts when I try to connect to wireless network

What I can find on BCCode: 10000008e ... is at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/930916

Looks like you simply need to make sure that you have all of the updated and applicable drivers to your hardware. Since it only happens when you try to connect to the wireless, I'd start at the network card's drivers.

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I prefer to keep my home WiFi network from public view by disabling the SSID broadcast, i.e "hiding" the network.

With two modem/routers (a Belkin Play Max F7D4401 ADSL modem/router and now a Cisco EPC2325 DOCSIS modem/router) on two computers (home-built desktop and Acer TM8172T notebook), after the initial connection Win8 Pro would not reconnect without tediously re-entering the SSID name and password. Once it does connect, it displays the original SSID name with a new one with an incrementally increasing appended number like:

I was manually deleting them all (except the original) using netsh, until I realized you can <right-click> on an entry in the screen above and choose "Forget this network."

This is the process I go through each time to re-connect. Is there something I'm missing?

I read that if Win8 saves too many WiFi connections, it cannot "remember" them to automatically reconnect to them, so on the notebook, I deleted all but wpcTrue (the original), and it now automatically reconnects, although occasionally it will add a new connection with an incrementally increased number -- currently the notebook shows both wpcTrue and wpcTrue 2. I had used the notebook on the road, so had about five WiFi connections saved. On the Desktop my home network is the only WiFi connection I've ever made. However, no matter what I do on the desktop, it NEVER remembers to automatically log on when the SSID is not broadcast.

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A:Cannot auto-reconnect to WiFi network with hidden SSID

Same problem here.

Microsoft's support says this is not a technical issue and refuses to assist.

No comment...

By not best workaround is to delete all profile, do a 1st connection to hidden network then disable automatic connection to the network; hidden network will be listed and it will be possible to manually click on connect button.

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hello all
i have an ASUS X58L laptop (running XP Pro) with built in wireless and a BT home hub 2
the laptop detects the wireless network but does not auto connect unless you turn off the wifi before you shut down and then turn it on after it has booted up
there is a wireless client (cant think of the name) as well as windows
i have tried stopping the client at bootup but still no good
it does connect if you connect manually and the connection is good.
a mate bought his laptop down last night ( fugitzu siemens) and that connected automaticlly
i was wondering is it ok to remove the wireless client thats on the laptop and just keep windows to do it.
i dont want to remove it and mess it up

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Hi all, 1st post here!

Windows 8.1, when on home or work (non-public) network setting, loves to sniff out any new computer or device added to the network. This is making me crazy. Anyone aware of a setting that tells Windows 8 to NOT sniff out any new added networked device? I mean, without telling Windows 8 it's on a public network, which then breaks it from working with devices that I've previously manually setup.


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