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Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Q: Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

So im at a complete loss here....

I have a windows 7 pro x86 computer that out of the blue stopped connecting to its network drives. I tried a few things like flushing the dns, re-registering, new IP finally I decided to rejoin it to the domain, big mistake. The computer couldn't contact the domain controller even though all the info was correct. I ended up doing a restore to the week prior updated the NIC drivers and everything seemed to be working.

The following day it happened again I tried the same few fixes and the solution this time was to uninstall all the hidden devices under the network adapter, after a reboot I got into the drives just fine. Now everytime the user shuts his computer down he gets this same problem. My boss ran into the same problem on another machine the other day so Im hesitant to restore, I would prefer a fix in case this shows up again.

The computer can get online and use our email through outlook but network resources are all gone. The machine can also ping all of the servers but wont connect with \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP or \\servername\share even with credentials entered.

Ive looked all over with no success.

Preferred Solution: Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.

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I have a very strange problem, at least, it seems to me so.
My university has a complex network with number of shared drives. And the university gave me username and password through which I can log in and access all these drives.
The thing is that I am using my personal computer and not the one that is provided by university. For this case I had to create Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection in full accordance with university network rules. And I had to map network drives and got access.
The problem is that whan I restarted my computer and reconnect to network via VPN I get an access to the Internet but not to the network drives. Creating a new VPN and mapping drives again works (while disconnecting the drives and mapping them again with old VPN does not) but after doing so several times server automatically blocked my account.
I wonder if anyone can suppose what might be the cause of these problems. Any versions?

A:Problem with connecting network drives

I'd be talking to the University IT folks, there are many reasons this could be happening.

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Hi can anyone help me with my problem connecting to my network drives?

I am unable to connect to any network drives and printers. I used to be able to connect to them. One fine day, all of it stopped working. I even tried to map my own local drive it was still unsuccessful. Whenever i tried to MAP a drive it will prompt me the log on. How do i remove it and connect to the drives per normal?

I know all my password and i did not set any password. i also tried to remove my Norton 360 v2 on my 3 computer totally but still same issue.

I have 3 machine. XP Home sp3, XP Home sp3, Vista Home premium sp1 32 bit.

I only had problem connecting my Vista to any of my XP computer. From XP to XP i had no problem sharing.

I do not have any problem accessing the internet.

I also realize that when this problem started, i was unable to connect to my router console through IE using my vista machine.

In Vista i was able to ping all my Computer via their hostnames & ip.

My workgroup was also set correctly.

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Hello all... very nice site, and and you all seem very helpful with your solutions, so here goes (sorry, longwinded, but I'll try to get all the info in one shot)

I rent a basement apartment, and worked out a deal with the owner for a tv / internet swap he pays for tv (dish) I pay for internet (comcast high speed), and I have had some problems lately with both of our connections to the internet. Here's the set-up...
Cable line comes down stairs, to the cable modem Motorolla 585120. Line goes out of that to a D-Link DI-624m Wireless router. I have my desk top hooked to the Local Network port 1. (there are four ports out) I am running XP SP3. No other computers are hooked up down here, and I do not have a laptop.

He has one Laptop running Vista home, and his girlfriend has another laptop which I have no idea what it is, or what it's running.

I had it working fine for a while, but yesterday he told me he couldn't get online. I have had a problem in the last couple days of either getting the "page cannot be displayed" right off the bat, or I could get on, but would be dropped soon after. I can easily fix my problem by restting the router, but sometimes I have no more problems, or like last night I had to reset it 3 times in 2 hours.

Here's the kicker though, we work different shifts, so anything I come up with and may need him to do, I have to give him instructions via email as I don't want to take their computers and have any chance ... Read more

A:Strange network set-up / connecting problem

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Well, i get straight to the point!

I have configured a Cisco ASA 5505 as a VPN server and configured it
to accept remote access from windows clients using L2TP/IPSec connection.

W7 clients can establish a VPN connection and connect to
the network drives (network access), which reside on Windows Server 2008 (domain controller).

My problem is that the W 8.1 clients CAN establish VPN connection but have no network access
and cannot connect to network drives. Its getting really frustrating...

What I have checked:

I can ping firewall router with success but not beyond that.

W8.1 client gets the correct IP address, mask and including DNS server address from VPN server address pool.

I have activated all sharing options in network sharing center.

The gateway option under IPv4/Properties/Advanced for the VPN connection is unchecked.

I created a rule in the firewall, both inbound and outbound for routing services/protocols for VPN.

I turned off the firewall but no success.

I have configured the local policy (network security options) and unchecked 128 encryption
and to accept both LM and NTLM.

I tried both as user and administrator on several computers but with same results.

Any ideas?


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So i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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I have a small (3 PC's) network with a number of mapped network drives. Even though when I created them, I selected to "reconnect on Login" when I restart the computers the drives start out in my drive list, but not connected until I actually open them manually in the "MY Computer" window. For example, I use one of them for backing up Quicken data files, and when I attempt to use the Quicken backup procedure, the drive is not able to open. Are there some permissions that must be set on each computer to allow these drives to open on restarts?

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I have a user with several network drives mapped to here system. When is on her wireless, she boots up her machine and logs on. As the wireless network connection is being made, a balloon pops up saying that all network drives were reconnected and to check the status in My Computer. When she double-clicks the network drives they do connect automatically. There is one network drive that is involved in a synchronization that does seem to connect once the internet connection is made.

Is there a way to ensure all mapped network drives automatically connect as soon as a network connection is enabled without having to double-click the drive to open it? This happens whether using our wireless connection at the office or connecting to our network through a VPN at home.

As always, thanks!!

A:Mapped Network Drives not connecting at logon

She is running Windows XP Pro

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This is a boot up timing issue, does anyone know the registry fix for network comming up. I am on a wired LAN which works ok. However, recently when booting I am getting the message cannot connect to network drives - these are mapped drives to NAS boxes. However, when I access the drives the 'red X's' change to the network symbol and access is working. Its seems the computer wants to connect before the network is up. It is not a credential issue, but boot order. Is there anyway to make the network come up before the computer wants to map to it. Not a problem but a nag.

A:Connecting to Mapped Network Drives at Boot

Not really it's been a known issue since...windows 95 and MS have never really admitted it's a problem....

you can tell your system to run a simple batch file with a delay of 10 seconds or more (depending on your system boot times) on logon using the scheduler

Logon_Network_Drives.bat (should look something like)
net use Y: \\storage\share /persistent:no
net use Z: \\storage\share /USER:username [password] /persistent:no

Disconnect your network drives before you log off/reboot after setting this batch file up to avoid the error message appearing...

There are more complicated ways to do this using vbscript to avoid the batch file box flashing up as well..

This is copied from windows forums , not sure if it'll work...but says he just put the .vbs script into the startup folder..

' Map network drive script - 10000 = 10 seconds
Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network")
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "F:" , "\\server\files"
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "M:" , "\\server\music"
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "P:" , "\\server\Pictures"
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "S:" , "\\server\disks"
objNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "V:" , "\\server\videos"

and some people swear that by editing the registry it's fixed

"To configure the EnableLinkedConnections registry value, follow these steps:
Click Start , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then pre... Read more

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I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.

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I'm having issues connecting to a secure wireless network. Network key is definitely correct. I'm running Windows XP...and using a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. Things are set to acquire address automatically. When I try to connect though, I get stuck on "acquiring network address"

I've never had issues connecting to any other wireless network before, and am fairly confident this is not a hardware issue.

I'm really not technical...so I don't even know where to start wrt troubleshooting...or what other info to provide here.

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Trouble connecting to wireless network...can't acquire network address

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I am about to return this brand new computer running Vista since it won't connect to my exiting computers on my wireless network. It will however connect to the wireless netork to get out to the internet. Here is what I have:

Brand new computer runnig Vista home premium
Wireless netwrok external netgear ma101 connection that can see the internet (I am using it now).

It can see a windows 2000 computer as well as my laptop running Windows Xp but when I try to connect to those computers it gives me an error message. I googled this problem and disabled my firewalls. I created same user accounts on all with same passords. I also tried same user accounts with no password. neither works. Any suggestion before I return this? i relaly want to make Vista work since it at last looks different (I like new interface - makes my life more interesting - I know VERY SAD).

Any suggestions?

A:vista connecting tomy wireless network but not other computers on network

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With XP I had a local network of three computers--my desktop, my wife's desktop, and my laptop. I bought a new laptop (with Vista). I installed Vista on my desktop. And I have left my wife's with XP.

I have setup the network. The two Vista machines are "connected" in the sense that they show up on the network map, with the XP machine showing up down on the bottom. The network shows up correctly in explorer.

I can connect the two Vista computers to the XP drives and folders. But I can't do it with the Vista machines, even though explorer lists them as type "share". (I have set the c drives and documents folders (etc.) to share.)

I had trouble for several days connecting to the printer, until I discovered that Live OneCare's firewall was blocking it. Once I turned that off I could use the printer from the laptop. So now, for its trial period at least, I am using Norton.

There must be some setting that I have missed, but I can't figure out what.
I keep getting the message "\\computername\c 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 permission. Access denied." I am logged on as the administrator.

I've scoured Help on the subject of access permission and can't find what I need.

I certainly miss the XP Network Wizard!


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Hello, recently here at work we've been having more and more trouble with the "Could not reconnect all network drives" popup when users log on to their computer. All network drives have a red cross on their icon in explorer. It's a wired network.
I've tried enabling the "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" policy under Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Logon in the Group Policy Editor, but this didn't help. Updating the driver for the network card also
didn't help.
Once a user clicks on a network drive it instantly becomes available and stays available until the next reboot. The problem is that users have got programs which rely on having connection to certain network folders. So now they first need to open windows
explorer and click on each network folder to get it connect before they can open their program.
I've noticed users getting this error more and more after changing from 3com switches to cisco 2960 switches.
Anyone any ideas? (Switching back to 3com switches isn't an option)

A:Red X (cross) over network drive on startup, Could not reconnect all network drives.

Hello, thanks for your help. I seem to have found the problem. The switches are configured for spanning tree, now after changing the port where I'm connected on to use spanning-tree portfast instead of normal spanning-tree the problem disappeared. It
seems the spanning-tree protocol causes a bit of a delay which explains why the network folders don't connect. But it also seems that the GPO
Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon\Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon.
Doesn't wait for a logical signal because if you read the GPO description I would expect it to wait for a network connection to our domain but it seems it only waits for a signal and not a domain signal, if you know what I mean.
Thanks again for your help.

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hi guys,

so I have this weird problem that is driving me nuts since some weeks... here's the thing

at work we have a corporate set up with Win 7 Professional, everything is setup on a "domain".

we all have Dell computers and we can connect either via cable or via wireless, pretty standard these days.

anyway, if I connect via cable and login everything works perfectly, I can see the local network shares and no problems at all.

Problems start to arise on wireless! Here's the crazy scenario:

- if I start PC on cable, with wifi turned off via hardware switch then say I undock the PC for going to a meeting room AND I turn on the wifi, everything works fine, I can see the network drives, all good (it crunches for a few moments when I load explorer the first time and then he "finds" the network drives)

- if I decide to go back to my station, turn off wifi, re-dock the PC, back to cable, everything works fine.


- if say I am on cable, undock the pc, put on the wifi and THEN I restart the PC, when the computer boots win 7 (it takes some time at boot) then I cannot access the network drives anymore! they have the red X and it says "connection cannot be restored" or something like that. internet browsing always works fine. and I DONT do any login on wireless, I think because it's on a "domain" setup.

that is tested 50 times in a row! basically if I don't give him the cable at boot, I cannot see the network drives. and also, ... Read more

A:Cannot access Network Shared Drives over Corporate Network on Wireless

What is the make/model of Wireless Access Point(s)?

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One domain user recently can't see network drives and use printer. When you join a domain it automatically maps those drives and ads that printer, and it did, but now it is all gone. You can't even see disconnected drives in My computer. I am able to ping
those drives, but that's it. And this occurs only on one computer on one user. If log in to different user on that computer everything is fine and if I log in with that user on different computer it also works. Tried looking for disabled services, but couldn't
any that would be turned off from the most important (Workstation, Network location awareness, Network list service). Any suggestions?

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due to the fact that we are a small business firm and don't have a server OS I'd like to create a network drive folder tree for Lawyers, Secretaries etc. with different access rights and so on.

On our Storage-Workstation I'm able to deny access or free access to folders completely, but if I wanna allow access only for special users, I don't succeed.

I can specify groups and users in Computer management - Local users and groups, but I can't include the computers of our workgroup, I don't see them, only the workstation pc name is given. Can somebody help me?

A:Client-based network for small business with network-drives (without using AD)

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I am looking to connect a laptop running vista to a network printer. The printer is connected to my desktop running XP. My laptop with xp has no problem printing to it. I cant seem to get the vista laptop to work. When i attempt to add the printer to the vista laptop..it seems to identify it, but it's connection is denied. Is this a firewall issue? Is this a driver issue?

I also can't seem to connect this vista laptop to the network for file sharing etc. Maybe the same issue.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Connecting Vista Laptop to network and network printer

have a read here
PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together

and here

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I have created an ad hoc wireless network by the name "Trial1" and created a network key as "letstry99".

Now I am trying to login to this network from other computer which is in the same room at 5 ft distance. This ad hoc network appears in the list of available networks. When I try to login, it asks for the network key. I provided network key and then confirmed it, now when I click connect, instead of getting connected to first computer I am getting pop up window mwssage.
In the title bar of the pop window it says "Wireless configuration"
In the message it reads "The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters."

Then I changed network key to "letstry99999" (i.e. exactly 13 ascii characters) and now I am able to connect to the ad hboc wireless network of first computer.

Does it mean that network key has to bne exactly 5 or 13 ascii characters and nothing else than that. If not, then "letstry99" network key has ascii characters between 5 and 13 ascii characters, then why am I getting this kind of message ?

But now I can not browse files of fisrt computer from second computer or vice versa.

When I am connnected to ad hoic network and open network and sharing center, I see only one link "My computer -> internet" which is broken. Usually the link diagram ... Read more

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I am trying to connect a Canon ImageClass MF7470 copier/printer/scanner/fax to our network. It is attached to one computer via USB and functions properly as a copier/ printer - shared among the other computers. The scanner is not detected by any computer when only connected via USB.

From Canon I received this info.:
"The MF7470 is not a USB scanner, it will only scan over a network so you would need to connect the MF7470 to your network via a network cable,
once the printer has an ip address then connect to it using the Color
Network Scangear, once connected exit the scan gear tool, press the scan button on the MF7470 and then press online. Once the scanner is online
then open your scanning application on the computer and perform the scan from that software program."

I connected the MF7470 via cable to our Netgear Desktop Switch, thinking this was the network. However, it was still not detected by the Color Network Scangear.

From Netgear I received this info.:

"Regarding your concern, please note that the NETGEAR FS108 switch is a normal fast ethernet switch that does not have any software, driver or utility to be installed on the computer. It is neither a DHCP server nor acquire an IP address from any of the DHCP server. It just convey the data/traffic from one source of network to the destination. Please get in touch with your DHCP server or router technical support if you have any query related to the IP address or you can also get in touch with Cano... Read more

A:Connecting Network Scanner (Canon MF7470) to Network

How about describing your current network so that we know with what we are dealing. One way is to start with your internet access provider, pretend that "the internet" is water flowing from your ISP to your computers, and tell us about its journey. If I were to do that I'd say that it "flows" through a Motorola SB5101 modem to a Belkin F5D7230-4 with the WAP disabled to a D-Link DIR-615 configured as an ethernet switch and WAP and then to computers, all-in-one and camera via ethernet and Wi-Fi. (Of course, if I were really trying to make somebody understand I'd not string it all together in that format.) If you have a diagram (see attached) that could also help.

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Ok, somehow it fixed when i reentered the WEP or WPA key.. though i had done this before .. and the reason for it stoping in the first place was non existant... anyway.. thank you for giving me somewhere to type somethign while i stressed..

I didn't even restart the computer.
I went out while burning a dvd, came back to collect the dvd and noticed the internet had shut off.. thought my dad may have shut off the internet or pluged the ethernet cable straight into the pc downstairs instead of the router. Came back later and realised it was just saying acquiring network address...

Windows XP SP2
Actiontec GT701-WRU router
Actiontec 802UIG-1 card on my PC
At the moment om on my laptop... (Norton 360)
My PC has ZoneAlarm (free)
Downstairs PC has Norton 360

I have pressed the repair button on the wireless connection 4 window, it said "windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Disbling the wireless network adapter. Make sure your network adapter is properly installed."

Run>cmd>ipconfig /release
"IP address for adapter Wireless Network Connection 4 has already been released"

Run>cmd>ipconfig /renew
"an error occured while renewing interface wireless network connection 4 : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

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A:Network stopped connecting - still acquiring network address...

Glad you fixed your problem.

Just a comment...
When troubleshooting your wireless problem, you summarized the actions you took.

Maybe you just didn't mention doing it, but as a very first thing to do: I find it often helpful during wireless problems to grab a network cable and run wired connection between the computer and router to see (1) if that connection is working (2) see what might be going on in the router and its current status

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Hi, I have 3 computers and one media player setup in one network (WORKGROUP). They are:

Office running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1
Laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Service Pack 1
Server running Vista Business 32 bit Service Pack 2
Popcorn Hour

All 3 computers are in my "WORKGROUP" Network.

I can access all shared files from all devices except I cannot access files on "Office" from "Server" or from Popcorn Hour. I have turned off "Password Protected Sharing" on the all computers.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Problem Connecting To Network

turn back on pass protected sharing? see if that works.

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Give the detail description of network connection procedure if pop up window displaying message " your network connection was unsuccessful ".

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Hi everyone,

So I'm on a Rogers' wireless network and my house's router is a D-Link DWL-G122. I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1520 and my specs are below. Basically, every other computer in my house can connect wirelessly to our network here except for this laptop. If I do get a connection its strength is excellent but usually drops within a day or so, to the point where no network connections are detected (no wireless networks detected).

I've recently reformatted this computer and installed a clean version of Vista but the problem is still reoccuring, any and all help would be greatly appreciated! I will post screenshots as asked to help solve the problem.

P.S. Still have to install an anti-virus.

Thanks everyone!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 149503 MB, Free - 138788 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UW306, , .C56LLD1.CN4864376K1641.
Antivirus: None

A:Problem Connecting to Network

I've recently reformatted this computer and installed a clean version of Vista but the problem is still reoccuring, Click to expand...

have you been to the Dell website and loaded any new network adapter drivers
can we have the service TAG number on the PC
drivers should be here http://support.dell.com/support/dow...en&SystemID=INS_PNT_PM_1520&catid=-1&impid=-1

if you connect with a cable direct to the router does it disconnect

can we see the following when working and when it disconnects
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results 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 to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all ... Read more

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We have a small business network. Server and five clients, the clients connect to the internet through the server, which has zone alarm.
Everything worked fine for months.
I then took one of the computers (a notebook) on a 10 day trip. It connected
through hotel LANs fine while I was away.
When I returned and hooked it back to the network I got no connection.
All other clients work fine.
All cables checked and working. All ports working equally.
Virus software updated and run.
If I manually assign IPs and gateways and DNS it will work.
But then each time I restart the server, I lose the connection again and have to retype IPs in.

Any suggestions on how get an automatic default connection working again
WinXP, SP2

Thank you,


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Hello, the other day I bought a display computer so it was discounted. The salesman had also lost the antennae for the wifi card. He said he would order some more in for me but I went and bought one so I could connect it to the internet without waiting. My desktop detected the network for a short amount of time but it was weak. I am right next to the pc with my laptop which has a strong connection. What should I do?

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I have a linksys wireless router Model #:BEFW11S4 version 4. I initially tried to configure the router from my laptop instead of my desktop and later configured properly from my desktop. Since that day, I have not been able to connect to my wireless n/w though everyone else in my house are able to connect from their laptop with the WEP key that I setup. Could you please help.

A:Problem connecting to wireless network

First try to connect with encryption disabled. If unsuccessful, exactly what do you do and what happens? What operating system and service pack level do you have? What wireless adapter are you using?

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Someone help please - this is driving me mad.
I can connect to the internet via my wireless router with no problem as long as it is not secured.
If I switch on the security and then try to connect instead of it asking for the password I get a message saying -
The network settings saved on this computer do not match the requirements of the network.
What do I have to do to get passed this please?

A:Problem connecting to a secure network

Perhaps your driver is out of date? Try going to Device Manager and updating your driver.
1.Type in Device Manager in your start menu
2.Click on Driver Manager
3.Go to the Network Adapters submenu
4.Right click and select Update Driver Software

If it didn't work please tell me, it usually doesn't really work and you might need another software to fix this problem.

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I posted this problem on Windows XP thread and moving it here...below is the problem I posted on the other thread...

My pc problem started last night. I logged on, tried to connect to the internet but, I could not find my network connection. I tried checking the network configuration (Control Panel/Network) and the icons where not there, I couldn't even open a new one - it's just blank.

I tried fixing it using the XP CD but it didn't allow me because the CD I have is obsolete. I also notice that all the programs I have open are not showing up on the taskbar...I already tried rebooting the system a couple of times but no luck...

I opened Services.msc and discovered it's also gone haywire. The extended panel is blank and no data. The standard panel shows the services, but I can't change them at all. If I right click on them most of the options are greyed out. If I try to start a service it boinks and indicates error 1068 or 1069. I can't open the Properties option.

Other problems I have:

No sound
Can't cut and paste
Can't access user accounts
When I click on my antivirus it doesn't open up
I cannot move my desktop icons...

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Rose on 2007-11-23 14:13:25
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Unable to create WMI object; The operation completed suc... Read more

A:Problem with Services.msc, Connecting to Network and more

Thanks TechSupportForum for assisting me with my problem...

I finally got my laptop working again...

I figured out the problem, it was the RPC...somehow the object name on the registry was changed to NT AUTHORITY instead of LocalSystem...

Now my computer is back to normal...

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I have a toshiba satellite laptop with a Cisco wireless LAN adapter. At school, I use VPN dialer to access the school's secure wireless network. But at home, even though my computer detects several local wireless networks, I cannot tap into any of them to browse the internet or check e-mail... even when the signal strength is "good" to "very good." A couple of my friends have come over to my place, and their laptops have been able to access the internet through these networks just fine... but for some reason, my laptop can't.

Can someone help? I would really appreciate it!
Thanks in advance.

A:Problem connecting to wireless network

"Cannot" means what? Your fingers don't bend to click the mouse button?

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So, I have two laptops, a newer one that is working fine, and an older Dell Latitude D600. In the last few days, I've had a lot of trouble connecting to my network on the Dell. When I try to connect to my wireless network, it says that it's "acquiring network address' but it never successfully connects. After that didn't work, I tried plugging in to the router, but it still just tried to "acquire the network address". I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to make it so I can connect to my network? Also, I looked through the other threads with similar problems, and attempted to install the internet fix. When I rebooted, it gave me an error, and I had to reboot in the last known good configuration.

Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks!

A:Problem connecting to my network, help would be appreciated

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I have a desktop computer (Dell Optiplex GX520). It has intermittent connections to the company network. Means that when I open a page like google, etc etc from the browser, the connection does not last long. It breaks in between.

I tried pinging to other computers on the network, it can ping. And from other computers, I can ping my computer also.

These are the output for ipconfig and routing table :

Output for ipconfig :


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : persistent.co.in
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
Output for the routing table :


C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>route PRINT
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 14 22 2f 1f 49 ...... Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller - Pac
ket Scheduler Miniport
Active Routes:
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A:Problem connecting to office network

Hi there,

If you are getting disconnected using the Internet connection, the issue might be due to low subscribed bandwidth or others in your network are heavily utilizing the bandwidth. Yes, you are able to ping another computer, but this is not related to the internet issue.

Are you part of the IT Department? If not, you might want to contact them and ask for assistance.

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Why don't computers outside see my computer as part of the Cornell network when I'm connected to the VPN?

A:Cornell network problem while connecting to the VPN?

Not sure I understand your question. 
Depending on your VPN, the point of the thing is to give you a relatively secure, private connection to an internal network.  
It usually offers a "Tunnel" (probably encrypted) through the level 1 network, and is unidirectional. You may be able to see out into your local network, depending on how the VPN software is configured, but the local network residents should not be able to see anything related to your VPN traffic.
If another computer on the local network CAN see your Cornell traffic, you VPN is seriously defective.

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On my windows vista RTM (I have windows vista ultimate on order) I can't see the other computers in my network and they all run Windwos XP Home. How do I fix this so I will be able to connect to my network printer?

A:Problem connecting to network printer

I have a XP and waiting to get a Vista. I would like to connect the vista to a network so it sees printers and other computers. I was afraid this would happen and i am waiting to buy my vista pc until i knew this would would work I posted a question to see if it would work in the network section, and you posted here and said there was a problem. I will be waiting for a response with you.

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Hey, I'm using a Toshiba Satellite C500D with an Atheros ar9285 wireless network adapter on Windows 7 OS 32bit.

I have a problem when trying to connect to my home network. Occasionally it will connect with internet access, but the connection keeps disconnecting,sometimes after an hour, sometimes after only seconds. It's very moody, at other times it will connect to the network but will not have internet access. When I run windows diagnostics it will come up with different solutions each time - either being "Verify the network security key" or "Restart router or modem" (which proves not to help), and at other times it will say there is a problem with the wireless network adapter but cannot fix it. I am able to connect to other networks with no problem at all.

When using the Atheros "connectivity doctor" it tells me the problem is that it fails to obtain an IP address, but the solutions it provides (restart windows, restart router) have no effect.

The driver is up to date, I have tried many different driver version and I have also done a system restore, disabled my anti-virus software and firewalls, all with no success.

The signal for the router is around 3 bars.. On another laptop using a Realtek wireless adapter, the signal is full and able to connect with no problems at all.

I am unsure what to do and am thinking the only solution would be to buy a new wireless adapter.

Any help would be much appreciated!!

A:Problem connecting to wireless network!

Had a similar issue the other day w/ the same router... Humor me and change your wireless encryption from WPA2 down to WPA, or from WPA to WPA2. Whichever you are using, change it to the other. Also change the password on your wireless network. Then try it. If it still doesn't work, try changing the wireless channel to 1 or 11. If all else fails, reset (not restart/power cycle) your router back to the factory default and re-setup the wifi network. Post back and let me know if this resolves your issues. Take care!

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Hi everyone, I recently had to format my hard drive and reinstall vista onto my laptop. Since then, I haven't been able to connect to either my home router, or more recently (since I moved to my Dad's) to his router. Every time I try and connect it says "Wireless association failed due to an unknown reason." My only options are "Try connecting to Livebox-3268 again", which results in a repeat of the original message after an attempt at repairing, or to "View available wireless networks", of which there aren't any.

Any help with this situation would be much appreciated, I can post any details of my laptop and router on request, although I am a bit of a beginner with computers so you may have to bear with me if I need a few extra steps to clarify how to do something.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Problem connecting to my wireless network

Open Device Manager and see if there are any red x's or yellow flags next to your network adapter. Next, open a command prompt and type the following without the quotes and paste all the results back here, "ipconfig /all". Also check, open IE, click Tools, Internet Options, Connection Tab and then the LAN Tab and in the window that opens make sure that all the check boxes are clear, if not clear them and close IE and re-open IE.

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I have two PC's in my home which are connected wirelessly to my router. Both of them have Windows 7 installed. On the first computer, to which i want to connect remotely, i set the option "Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop". But when i try to connect to it, from the second PC, it ask me for user name and password though i didn't setup any password on the first PC.

Why it ask me for user name and password when i didn't setup name and password on the first PC?

A:Problem with connecting to computer on the same network

Hi, Peter.

You must create a password for the account on the PC to which you want to connect as a minimum requirement for an RDP connection.

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I have a laptop with windows 2000. I reinstalled windows 2000 and the software for the wireless card. The card is working but on the bottom right of the taskbar I have the "network card unplugged" icon. Why does it say this when the card is installed and working and how do I fix it.

A:Problem connecting on wireless network

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Hi! I've recently gotten an ASUS K72F-A1 Laptop, and I've found that I'm having problems with certain programs updating via the internet. Some will do it, while others won't. For example, PeerBlock will, but Adobe won't. P2P works, but other programs say that they can't find their servers. I've tried creating firewall exceptions, turning of the firewall, and resetting my network settings to the original, but none of it has worked. Here's my IPConfig. I'm desperate for help here, so any assistance would be very helpful.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kris-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : wc-mc5k-1.wayne.edu

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 48-5B-39-20-E2-FF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : wc-mc5k-1.wayne.edu
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
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A:Network Problem: Some Progams Connecting, Others Not...

I've found that with Adobe, and maybe some of the others you're trying, that downloading the latest version from their website and deleting the old one overcomes their "automatic/manual" feature problem. One other suggestion is to right click and "run as administrator".

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Why don't computers outside see my computer as part of the Cornell network when I'm connected to the VPN?

A:Cornell network problem while connecting to the VPN?

Not sure I understand your question. 
Depending on your VPN, the point of the thing is to give you a relatively secure, private connection to an internal network.  
It usually offers a "Tunnel" (probably encrypted) through the level 1 network, and is unidirectional. You may be able to see out into your local network, depending on how the VPN software is configured, but the local network residents should not be able to see anything related to your VPN traffic.
If another computer on the local network CAN see your Cornell traffic, you VPN is seriously defective.

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I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 v.2 that has been working great with computers wired directly to it. Never any problem accessing my home network or the internet.

Now, I finally got equipped with wireless (a linksys wireless card and also a Toshiba laptop with Atheros wireless card) but have been unable to get either to connect successfully to my home network or internet.

My wireless connection does obtain an IP address without any problem (and also shows the correct DNS server addresses, gateway address when using the ipconfig command and it indicates I have an "Excellent" signal), and on the router setup pages ( I can see my wireless connections in the DCHP table.

But for some frustrating reason, I can never access the network or the internet.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated !!


A:problem connecting with BEFW11S4 v.2 to network

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I have a 5 computer network in my office. I bought a new computer (Dell Inspiron 6400) with an internal wireless card. I bought an wireless router as well. I'm able to connect to the internet in my laptop but I can not connect to my lan Network. I used the network wizard setup like the other computers and it doesnt work. can anybody help me?

A:Problem Connecting Laptop To Lan Network

Can you PING other computers on your network by name? If you connect to the Internet through the router, you have to be close to success.

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This is my first post here so hello! Im currently in a tech support posititon and Ive got a problem to sort out im not too sure about. The problem is that a user can not access a share, but he can however access it through a VPN. I havnt been talking to him yet as he is overseas and ill be making a call to him in the next day or two to sort it out so unfortunately I dont know much more than this. If anyone could suggest any possible problems/solutions that I could go through with him it would be of great help! Thanks

A:Problem connecting to network share on LAN

maybe the IP of the in-house machine is blocked and when he VPN's in, he has a different IP that is not blocked? just an idea.. hard to know for sure with out more details.

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I am facing problems below which one of the member experinced.

below are the problems i am facing and the member posted last time.

Thread posted by aeolusgem on November 2007

My pc problem started last night. I logged on, tried to connect to the internet but, I could not find my network connection. I tried checking the network configuration (Control Panel/Network) and the icons where not there, I couldn't even open a new one - it's just blank.

I tried fixing it using the XP CD but it didn't allow me because the CD I have is obsolete. I also notice that all the programs I have open are not showing up on the taskbar...I already tried rebooting the system a couple of times but no luck...

I opened Services.msc and discovered it's also gone haywire. The extended panel is blank and no data. The standard panel shows the services, but I can't change them at all. If I right click on them most of the options are greyed out. If I try to start a service it boinks and indicates error 1068 or 1069. I can't open the Properties option.

Other problems I have:

No sound
Can't cut and paste
Can't access user accounts
When I click on my antivirus it doesn't open up
I cannot move my desktop icons

My problem is almost 99% same as her but i tried to follow the solution posted in her thread but no luck.

* i could't DL Combofix and place it to desktop as network down and i could't copy paste/drag Combofix to desktop from portable drive.

below is my HiJackTHIS ... Read more

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I work at a small University and we have a Ethernet network with 100 Mb to each port through Cisco switches. Our students are coming back for the fall semester and we are running into a problem where several (10 to 20) are not connectring to our network with their Laptops (XP OS). We have looked at all the network settings and they are all normal. The card doesn't show any dings in device manager.

When we run ipconfig/all we get the defualt 169.n.n.n IP. We have tried releasing and renewing this IP. We have tried hard coding an IP into these machines and that doesn't work either. We have tried removing the device in device manager and reinstalling it, still nothing. We tried installing a bus card in one of the laptosp and it won't connect either.

The only thing I can think to try now is to reload the OS, but we only do level 1 support on student machines during the initial move in period. I have advised the students that if they have the ability to try this to do so, but they usually come to college without the recovery and OS CDs. I haven't heard back from any that have tried this yet.

Is there something I am missing?

A:Problem with several laptops not connecting to the network

A week or so ago a new univ. student had a strange problem connecting to ethernet. Turned out he needed to uninstall a program that he had used at home connecting to a DSL connection. So if the students with problems have any such special software running, they might try at least taking it out of their StartUp list.

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I am sorry to be raising this AGAIN as I know everyone has heard it 100 times before but I couldnt not find a solution that resolved this issue.

When I boot up my Win 7 Pro x64 machine I get that balloon that states "Could not reconnect all network drives". How do I get rid of this? I am hard wired into the network (not wireless) and I cannot find a way around it. All the solutions I have found state its either due to wireless network authentication occuring late in the boot process (but im hard wired) or that you need to upgrade to a Pro edition of windows (which I cam using). It is not disasterous if I am being honest its just mildly irritating so I thought I would ask if anyone had the solution.

Thanks in advance

A:That age old problem with network drives

It's an easy fix, read the instructions and find the download link below them here: Fix

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