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Q: wrong Alpha dog on network of 3

Sorry if this has been addressed, I'm just too tired of trying to figure this out. My main computer (supposedly) is a desktop running Vista Home Premium 64 bit. The other two are a lap top and another desktop both running Vista Home Basic 32 bit.
My grandson who usually is very good on machines set me up between the lap top and my HP desktop that's running the 64 bit. Now I find out the laptop is the Alpha leader and not my desktop. Can this be changed. We couldn't set up the third one as Santa hadn't delivered it yet. I now can't connect to the internet on the desktop but can on the laptop. Help if you can Plese.

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Ya beat me to it lol....

I get the FileForum RSS feed as a live BM in Fx.....

I'd spend way too much time if I listed even half the software I DL from them on a daily basis....

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EDITED to provide more detail!

So I have a home network Ö in essence a server (2003) and some clients (XP Pro) which are configured as an AD domain. On that network I also have several devices specifically an HP Jet Direct print server with a Laser Printer on it and a broadband router.

IPís are as follows:

Router: xxx.01
Server: xxx.02
Jet Direct: xxx.33
DHCP Clients: xxx.65 to xxx.254Click to expand...

The Server:
The server (2003) handles DNS and DHCP, DNS was installed when I created the domain controller (DCPROMO) and configured afterwards to forward to the OpenDNS servers on the internet (it's a small network so I haven't configured any reverse lookups), the server's own DNS is configured to point to itself. DHCP supplies IP, gateway & DNS settings to all clients and the server acts as file and print as well as the one and only DC. To my knowledge the server cannot resolve or ping any client on the network

The Clients:
Mostly XP Pro (some Linux) get DHCP supplied IP addresses (client IP's range from xxx.254) as well as gateway (router, xxx.01) & DNS (server, xxx.02). All clients have home folder connected automatically but I manually configure other shares and printers (I'm sure it could be done via domain policy). All clients can resolve and ping the server, access shares and printers, they can ping the router and have full access to the internet (browse, MSN, mail etc.). I haven't tested them all but to my knowledge n... Read more

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I am running windows 7ultimate in a hp Compaq nc6400 business laptop... I cant find the (ACTUAL) full names of the network adapters that need b for my wifi card to work the name and numbers on my wifi card read [Broadcom ~bcm4311kfbg~] also a sticker on the card read [bcm94311mcag wmib-187ag v00-a 2dd7caj] PLEASE HEALP

A:Wrong name on network adapters!!

get the drivers from the HP Website.

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Network map is ok prior to pc sleep. After sleep map shows a ? mark and wireless pc shows as wired. Disable/reenable network adapter restores correct map until next sleep. See attachments. Can this be fixed?

A:Network map wrong after sleep

If you do a search around these forums, you'll find a lot of issues relating to Windows 7 and sleep mode. I would personally suggest simply shutting the machine down and powering it back on, rather than putting it to sleep.

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Something, is wrong with my home network.

What happens? Every so often (5-10 times per day) our internet will slow to snail pace. So slow that my browsers cannot even load anything. Instead it shows up as though there is no internet at all. Sometimes, there is no internet at all. To fix this, I reset either the modem, or the modem and the router. It usually works.

What its NOT?! I called Comcast to make sure it wasn't something at there end. They troubleshooted with me, and had me plug one of my computer directly into the modem. It would perfectly.

Then I tested our router. I have one that I use at college, so I plugged that one in instead. It did nothing to change the problem.

I tested my wireless connection, and all of the wired connections (between computers and router, and between router and modem). NOTHING will fix the problem!!!

When the internet gives out on my laptop (Vista) I'll run the diagnosis. Usually it comes back saying there is no problem with the internet, or to reset my wireless router. Obviously this isn't helpful. Sometimes though, it tells me to rest my router (duh) and even less often it will tell me that it cannot find the DNS. I've tried to find more information about this problem, but from what I've read, it basically means it cannot connect to the internet...

Anyway, this is really frustrating. I don't enjoy resetting my router and modem several times a day.

A:Not sure whats wrong with the network... :(

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Hey guys;

I have Shaw Cable high speed internet. I use ethernet cable to connect my modem to the computer. Now, all the sudden the light "PC Activity" on the modem is off. Also the light behind network card (which shows that the ethernet wire is connected properly) is off. Good thing is that Shaw's modem can be connected through USB cable, so I am able to connect to the internet. So, what do you guys think is wrong with my network card. Do you guys think it is burnt? I can't open my pc at this time, but I will try to check it tomorrow. Help guys;


A:What is wrong with my network card?

that happens to me, but it's because the network cable sucks. you have to push both ends in tightly until the light goes back on. see if it helps.

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No matter what browser I use here's what I get:

The wierd thing is that, the other PC on my home network is ok!

Please help me!

A:What's wrong with thw CNet network on my PC?

Do you run a firewall on this PC, if you do maybe the settings are set to block HTML graphics or something like it. Thats my guess.

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ok, so i have had this wireless network, it is secure, and the router i have is WRT54G, and everything was working perfectly fine, when all of a sudden the network started kicking me out. I can get back on but from time to time, my speed goes from 54mbps, to 48, 38, 24, and it will go up too, but sometime i just get disconnected. I just don't know what to do. If it helps the Cisco Systems light on the front is lite up as orange.

A:something wrong with my wireless network

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I just performed a clean install of win 8.1 (I couldn't take win 10 fonts anymore). All went fine but because I hadn't loaded Dell drivers yet, my wired internet wasn't working. So in order to connect with Dell and download drivers, I connected to my wireless.

No problem -- internet access worked fine and I was able to update all my Dell drivers. This caused my wired internet access to start working. It appears that the system made the wired connection my network (which I wanted) but it is still keeping my wireless router as the network name.

For example, if I display network connections, it shows Wi-Fi none; Wired Ethernet <name of my wireless router>

Is there anyway I can change that name??

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I was mucking with the internal IP addresses of my home network and as part of doing so I changed the routers default IP from to but the router would not reboot so I closed the brower and reset the router using the little hidden reset button.

So now the router is back to its default internal IP address but Zone Alarm's firewall zone entry for "new network" still says and Im sure thats why the our connection is blocked from time to time.
Does anybody know how to correct the IP address of the active network?

Thanks in advance.

A:Zone Alarm New Network IP wrong

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Hi folks,
I have just now taken on the task of creating a shared folder off of an old and hardly-ever-used external hard drive I have so that my parents can have a local, centralized place to store and save things to. I want only my laptop (running windows 7), my father's laptop (running Vista), and my mother (going to be running 7), and of course my desktop considering the drive is connected over there to be able to do anything with the contents of the files inside of the shared folder. I used the network share wizard under computer management to create the share, however, my laptop can see the network location, (called Katherine-desk), but the share seems to be unavailable to it considering I got the error message "Windows cannot access the network." What did I do wrong? By the way, I changed some of the configuration in the properties of computer, namely, I changed it so that my desktop is on a network without a domain, and I also changed it from home to work network. Anything out of place there? And isn't the folder supposed to show up in my drives list considering it is stored on a 500 GB external drive? Any help or input on this would be excellent. Thanks so much.


A:network share failure, what did I do wrong?

What OS is running on the computer with the external hard drive connected to it?

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Hello I am currently running windows 7 on a Samsung laptop. About a couple months ago I attempted to run multiple virtual box systems on my laptop, after some time I found no use for them anymore and uninstalled virtual box. just recently i noticed that my wireless status icon was displaying the wrong information, it displays that I am not connected to any network and that network connections are available, but I am properly connected and I have full internet access.
This is what appears when I am experiencing the issue: 
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Now I have tried uninstalling my wireless card software and I have also checked to ensure there is no virtual box host networking drivers remaining after my uninstall. I am out of ideas now as i have tried everything to the best of my knowledge, the only idea I have as a last resort is to do a full repair install of windows 7, but that seems slight overkill just over a simple thing as a network icon displaying the wrong information.
All the devices under device manager when I am experiencing my problems: 
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Anyway one thing I have noticed is that when I uninstall my wireless card and do a reboot, it detects my wireless card and then proceeds to install the drivers automatically, and once the drivers are installed the wireless icon seems to function properly again, until i reboot a second t... Read more

A:Windows 7 Wrong Network Icon

Update: 1/12/2015
So I believe I figured out what was causing my problems, there was a program called Open Vpn, and for some reason it was interfering with my network connection, once I removed the application and restarted all seems to be working well 

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We have a 10/100 wired Lan run thru a hub and are using a linksys router/hub and cards. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, one computer has stopped being able to access the network.

After removing and reinstalling all network adapters with no success, I ran winipcfg. It shows only one thing - PCI Bus Master - with an IP address of Our network runs on the range of numbers. All cards are set to obtain ip automatically and use the tcp/ip protocol. I could not seem to release and renew and I could not find a drop down option for any network adapter.

The motherboard installs onboard sound and lan drivers which show up in the system device manager and network panel. Sound definitely doesn't work and we disabled it and put in a pci sound card some time ago. I also see a lan adapter there but there is no port for it. We installed a linksys pci adapter card which also showed up. Both seem to want irq 11. I disabled the onboard one since it doesn't seem to be doing anything anyway.

I've run norton internet security and came up only with an unremovable "threat" called mediaticketsinstaller.ocx (an adaware.cdt threat). I am trying to find information on that. Not sure if it could have anything to do with my pc not access the network or not. Spybot and adaware are my next options. Any suggestions? How likely is it the card is toast?


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I had an old G router that had an unsecured network. It died and I replaced it with an N router and installed a secured network. I have a cable modem with wires that goes to the router. From the router, I have CAT 4 wires going to several access points around the house. Into one of these acess points, I have pluged in a wireless access point that broadcasts wirelessly---unfortunately, it is broadcasting the old unsecured network. How can I make the wireless access point broadcast the new secured N network?

A:Wrong Network at access point

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I have a Brother HL-4570CDW Printer that has been working fine until a couple of days ago. A Laptop was added to the network but from a different wireless address. Would that confuse the printer? As of now the printer is reading from the wrong IP address. Any suggestions or a good way to change IP address back to the proper within the printer?



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I seem to be successfully mapping a C: drive to Z: (via wireless router). Only problem seems to be that the target computer has 2 accounts on it. Windows xp .

Neil (admin)

When I connect to target, sign on box comes up - user drop down is greyed out (but says 'guest'). Clearly putting in password for 'Neil' is futile, and yet it seems to want one for 'guest'. Clearly there isn't one. Why do you think user drop down is greyed out and how can I correct this problem please

A:Network Mapping - Wrong account

What service pack level on the target XP? Home or Pro? If Pro are you using simple file sharing?

Exactly what happens when you try in a Run box on a remote machine


where IPtarget is the IP address of the target machine?

Finally, please show for the target machine ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n


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

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

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

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I've been renting out a room in a duplex and I use my landlord's network.
There are 3 people sharing the same network - my landlord, myself and people who live under me (i live on the second floor).
About a month or so the linkys server was extremely slow and kept on loosing internet connection,
and i really needed to finish a paper so i (being a newbie when it comes to computers)
connected my computer to another network called 'downstairs computer' which i didn't think then but found out later that it was a pc.
when i found out i was connected to someone else's computer, I disconnected myself from them and AS soon as i did that, the people living downstairs started screaming at me and
calling out my name somehow (I've never met them or talked to them! oh! and i can hear them talking through the floor;
When this happend, i didn't think they would be hacking into my computer but ever since that day,
(even though i was disconnected from their computer) I've been getting very strange signs of hacking..

I go on Youtube alot and I watch alot of beauty blogs (im a girl btw)
and whenever i watch them, the people downstairs say 'BOOOOO' out loud..
(I'm guessing they find it boring since they're a guy)
but when i watch something funny, i hear them laughin (the timing is just right too! they would laugh on the funny parts of the video).
And I listen through headphones connected to my laptop since I stay up very ... Read more

A:I connected to the wrong network and i'm now being hacked

Please don't open multiple threads on the same topic. I think you ought to first find out if you are infected. Continue here.

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My Network Places list is inaccurate. When I go to Network Places, I see PC's that are no longer on my network and I don't see other pc's that are connected. I am using WinXP Home. If I vew Network Places from one of the other WinXP pc's, I get a different views. See network_places_Den and network_places_Elyse pics attached. Network Places from one of the other WinXP pc's is different than the first two. The Den PC is wired, the Elyse PC is wireless and the 3rd PC is wired.

If I view the workgroup pc's, all are shown correctly. If I view Network Places from a Vista PC, the view is correct. I see the correct pc's and the folders are correct if I select a PC to view.

My network is comprised of a AirLink101 Wireless router with 3 of the pc's directly connected to it. I also have a Netgear FS105 5 port switch with 3 pc's connected to it and it is connected to the AirLink101. Two of the pc's are wireless. One is WinXP (Elyse attached) and the other is Vista.

This appears to be a WinXP issue.

I would appreciate any insight on this anomaly. For what it is worth, I rebooted the pc's before I took these screen shots.



A:[SOLVED] Network Places View Wrong

My Network Places is basically a Recent Documents folder, but for network locations. It does not show a current view of your network, it a list of places you have opened or saved a document to in the past, so it can show places from networks/PCs you are no longer connected too, or that no longer exist.
Shortcuts are usually created only when you open or save a file using a UNC path (\\Server\Share\Filename) unless you've set a policy to prevent their creation.
So it won't show the same locations that you see on other PCs unless you've actually opened or saved a file from those same locations using a UNC path. If you map a drive to a share, shortcuts are not created for that location.

See the NoRecentDocsNetHood entry in this KB article (about 1/2 way down):
Policy settings for the Start menu in Windows XP

You can delete the ones you no longer want, they are not automatically deleted.
You can add one using the Add a network place link on the left.

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Hi there
Recently I discovered my Inspiron 620, which was running Win 7 OOTB and in the last couple of years has been upgraded to Win10, could not detect my wireless network at home, or those in the nearby area, yet my phone and tablet are able to connect to them.
I couldn't see anything immediately obvious, and tried re-installing the network drivers off support.dell.com however they're Windows 7 drivers, and complain that they're not designed for this OS (meaning Windows 10).   Will Dell be producing Win10 compatible drivers soon, and in the meantime is there a workaround so that i can get my computer back on the 'net?
It's not a hardware fault as the computer is able to connect to my wireless network if I run Linux off a USB stick plugged into it.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated...

A:Network drivers for Inspiron 620 say wrong OS (Win 7 but running Win 10)

Dell won't be providing Win 10 drivers for the Inspiron 620. System is  too old...
If you open Device Manager, is the WiFi network card entry marked with a ! or X?
After you upgraded to Win 10, did you run the network connection wizard on the 620 to identity your WiFi network and did you enter the (WPA2) network password on the 620 to allow it to connect to the router?
Have you rebooted the router (and modem)?
Do you have the Dell (Atheros) 1502 WiFi card? If none of the above helps, you might try installing this Win 10 driver for the 1502 card. Be sure to manually set a System Restore point first, to be safe. Keep in mind this driver is for an Alienware system and I have no idea if it will work with an Inspiron.
Worse/worse, remove the existing WiFi card and replace it with an inexpensive WiFi card or plug in a USB>WiFi dongle that's compatible with Win 10...

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So when transferring files from one pc to another using copy and paste, why does it only say 2-3 maybe 5-6 or so..

Iím using windows vista, but itís the same in XP when I was using it. I share a folder on network, browse to this shared folder using another PC on the network (same workgroup) and i copy and paste say a 600mb file. The transfer speed reports (in vista. xp donít have this feature) that its around 3mb/s or so, whatever it says, itís not "what it should be" regardless if its 100mbit(10MB/S) or gbit(100MB/s) network.

Now on the advanced config of the network adapter there are various settings that control the network adapter. Does one of these determine the overall speed or the transfer? Maybe a firewall or router is slowing the transfer; therefore a port should be opened? is so what port? Or are speeds slow due to windows..but where can I find information about such a bug, i mean iv looked and looked.

maybe Iím just not googleing the right thing

so anyway if someone knows anything that could help me speed up the transfer of data between two pc's on a windows network, It would be a great help.

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HI all,

First post, i've been searching but wording this in a way similar to someone else has beaten me thus far.....

I have a windows7 client that was initially called wrt2012 on our domain, i renamed the machine to wr5 when i was happy it was working ok (it was my guniea pig machine !) but now when i try to establish an ODBC connection to an SQL server i get the following error:

Connection failed:[HY000][MSQL][ODBC 3.51 DRIVER] Host 'WRT2012.<domain name removed.com>' is blocked because of many connection errors; unblockwith 'mysqladmin flush hosts'

Can someone explain where this is broadcasting the machine name WRT2012, i.e the old client name from so i can delete it ?

*not sure if this post should be in networking or whatever so plumped for general ??

A:client machine using wrong network ID using ODBC ???

Check your DHCP client on the domain cotroler.

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Hi there,

I am having some strange issues regarding my ethernet network adapter. I run a windows 7 x64 and I am currently running a Intel (r) 82579V gigabit network adapter. The thing is, the driver was made for 82579LM and V versions. Most of the time, my computer reads the adapter as the LM version, in which the ethernet just won't work. Once in a while it gets the V version and everything is alright, but i can't live with such uncertainty. Mostly people suggest i should just buy a new motherboard (?) or a new network adapter, but i'm sure it's a software problem. Shouldn't there be other solutions? The card itself is integrated.

If you guys need anymore info, please feel free to let me know. I am really desperate to get this solved!

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows detects the wrong network card

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My laptop has Ethernet and WiFi. I set my network adapter priority to favor Ethernet, when available. The problem is the Network column in the Task Manager's Processes Tab display 0% when I'm only using WiFi. I thought the Network column would show all network activity, regardless of interface. But it looks like it only shows the 1st adapter and ignores the rest.

Do other people see this problem? Oddly, resource monitor seems to show the right info, I think.

Win8 has got lots of little issues like this. Really annoying.

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I have set up a Windows 7 machine that shares out a hard drive as a network share along with printers to our network. On another computer I was mapping the network drive and accidentally entered the wrong credentials (wrong user name) and choose the remember credentials setting, and it would not let me map the drive. I tried to go back in and remap the drive again but Windows is remembering the user name/password and I can't map it. I can map the drive from any other computer just fine. Does anyone know how to make Windows forget the credentials so I can map the drive?

A:Entered Wrong password, now can't map network drive

Well to my knowledge.. If you put in the wrong password and remember the credentials... it would just prompt you again. Hm

Have you tried running ccleaner?

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I took my old desktop which had a direct connect to a DSL modem and setup it up for as the family computer with wireless access (it has internet access just fine). I changed its computer-name from Shawn (under System, Advanced settings) to "family" so that I could use the same name (Shawn) for my new desktop (which connects via ethernet to the DSL wireless modem).

I can see the old desktop from the new desktop under network in explorer on the new desktop. So i have "Shawn" (new) and "Shawn-PC" (old) but I cannot log in via wireless to the old computer. The old has the new login name "family" but I understand the network only goes by the original computer name? But "Shawn" or "Shawn-PC" does not get me in.

I never changed the password on the old desktop but I did turn it off. But even using the old password does not work.

How can I get access to the shared files on the old (shawn-renamed-family) computer from my new desktop?


win 7 SP1 64x

A:Cannot log into home network computer: name or password wrong

To access the machine using the user account 'Family' you would enter the following at that prompt:


Then enter the password for that account on the old machine.

It is advised to use an Administrator account when providing credentials. For example Family should be a system Administrator

My apologies if I misinterpreted your problem. You could remove all authentication procedures by going to network and sharing centre > Change Advanced Sharing Settings and then turning off Password Protected Sharing

Hope This Helps,

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hi, i am connect to internet by LAN network correctly but the network icon show disconnect!

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i try dial-up and wireless internet connection, and have same problem with them.

please help me...

A:Wrong Network Icon in system tray

thanks for answer.
my internet works fine and every thing is ok except the icon near clock in taskbar, have red X over it.(see image)

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I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium x32. My computer automatically connects to a wireless network on start-up, but it keeps connecting to a neighbor's unsecured wireless network. I have checked the box to automatically connect to my wireless network (which is secure) when my network is in range (which is always, it's a desktop and the router is in the next room). But it still connects to my neighbor's network and then I have to tell it to disconnect and connect to my own.

Is there a way to keep it from connecting to the neighbor's network? This is driving me crazy, not to mention making me paranoid about being on an unsecured network!!


A:Computer is connecting to the wrong wireless network

Hi bethes, here is an attachment you can view. Go to the same window and select the one you that your connecting to and right click on it and change to not connect. GL

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Hello guys...

I am posting my solution to a problem often found on Windows 7 and caused by not-so well written drivers/software stacks. My problem started after installing the BlueSoleil Bluetooth stack, as the Wireless icon showed that netwroks were available, instead of that I am actually connected to one.

Uninstalling device drivers, BlueSoleil and restarting did not help.

The root of the problem appears to be a non plug-and-play driver, which is unaffected by disabling/removing hardware drivers: "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver".

To fix the problem do the following:
-Open "Device Manager".
-Click on "View" and tick "Show hidden devices".
-Find and expand the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" tree.
-Open the "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver"
-Click on the "Driver" tab and then "Stop".

After doing this, you will immediately notice how the wireless icon displays properly. You do not need to unisntall the driver, as it is a Windows service and will be re-enabled automatically.

If that does not work for you, you may want to try to stop some other of the WiFi drivers listed in the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" list.

A:Solution: Wrong wireless network icon displayed

Quote: Originally Posted by alexs3d2

Hello guys...

I am posting my solution to a problem often found on Windows 7 and caused by not-so well written drivers/software stacks. My problem started after installing the BlueSoleil Bluetooth stack, as the Wireless icon showed that netwroks were available, instead of that I am actually connected to one.

Uninstalling device drivers, BlueSoleil and restarting did not help.

The root of the problem appears to be a non plug-and-play driver, which is unaffected by disabling/removing hardware drivers: "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver".

To fix the problem do the following:
-Open "Device Manager".
-Click on "View" and tick "Show hidden devices".
-Find and expand the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" tree.
-Open the "Virtual WiFi Filter Driver"
-Click on the "Driver" tab and then "Stop".

After doing this, you will immediately notice how the wireless icon displays properly. You do not need to unisntall the driver, as it is a Windows service and will be re-enabled automatically.

If that does not work for you, you may want to try to stop some other of the WiFi drivers listed in the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" list.

Thanks for the info

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Windows detects my Ricoh AC104 on a wireless network but insists it's an HP 5Si MX and installs that driver. When it adds the printer, it loads the driver automatically and without choice or prompt. Perhaps the misidentification has something to do with the printer driver in between (Hawking HMPS1U). I need to force it to use the printer driver from Ricoh, but I've had no luck so far. Some things I've tried:

1. There's an installation program with the Ricoh driver, but it doesn't see the printer on a wireless network.

2. Going to the advanced options for the printer on the device manager, I can see the driver info but Windows will not permit changes. I tried as Administrator also. No difference.

3. Attempting to update the driver just leads to Windows telling me the (wrong) driver is up to date.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Autoloads wrong driver for printer on wireless network.

Got to Devices and Printers and try the Add Printer option. If that works and you can get it setup correctly, you can then delete the other incorrect one.

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I recently changed my motherboard to an ASUS Maximus VI Hero and am unable to connect to my home network through a wired connection. It says 'Unidentified Network, No Network Connection.'
When I set the IP address to set automatically it gives me:IP:
Subnet Mask:

I've tried enabling/disabling the network adapter driver, reinstalling the driver and setting a static IP. None of them worked. Is there a setting in the bios for this motherboard that I'm missing or is it just bad hardware and requires a replacement?

Any help is appreciated.

A:New computer, unable to connect to the network, wrong IP address given

Did you right click on your network icon down the bottom right and choose troubleshoot problems ?

What does the network adapter look like in Device Manager ? All OK ?

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Sometimes when I start up my PC, my internet won't work because the wrong driver is being loaded.

This is the driver that sometimes loads up 82579LM"

Then when I do a "scan for hardware change", it'll load up the correct driver and my internet will start working 82579V:

This happens with the default driver that Windows 8 installs and the one from Intel's website as well:


I know this is a Windows 8 problem because this didn't happen on Windows 7.

A:intel/windows8 loading the wrong network driver

If it happens again then before rescan, just right click and uninstall it with delete option.

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My computer is rocking except when I go to browse the internet... then it crawls.

I had a manual IP & DNS in my network TCP/IP settings and so I decided to go back to automatic settings and let my Linksys give me a local IP. Problem is that when I did that then I couldnt access the internet. I could access the Linksys control panel but not the internet.

So I manually put in a DNS entry which is the address of my Linksys and then I can browse, but the browsing is still very slow.

I am not sure what to do.. any thoughts?

I'd like to get the automatic IP & DNS, and have the lightning fast speed which I used to have..



A:Browser going super slow did I config my network wrong?

Hijack this log;

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:22:29 PM, on 4/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X6100 Series\lxbfbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X6100 Series\lxbfbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter2\brctrcen.exe
C:\Program Files\MSGTAG Status\MSGTAGStatus.exe
C:\Program Files\Siber Systems\AI RoboForm\RoboTaskBarIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\palmOne\Hotsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\UltraMon\UltraMonTaskbar.exe
C:\Program Files\Omniquad Total Secur... Read more

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I have a Netgear WN111 USB wireless adaptor on my PC (802.11n NIC).

It works fine with my WiFi network, but it always displays the wrong icon in the System Tray when connected. It shows the signal bars greyed out, with a yellow star on top.

I have tried a Windows update on the driver, but Windows (7 ultimate) says it's using the latest driver.

Netgear only have a Vista driver for this NIC, tried this to no avail, same problem.

I have no other NICs enabled on the box (wired Ethernet port disabled in BIOS and nothing in Device Manager).

I have googled this issue and I'm not alone (and it's not just Netgear NICs affected). However all the solutions say remove & re-install the device. Done this, and it's made no difference.

Anyone got any other ideas?

Thanks & regards,

Jock in a Frock

A:Wireless network - System Tray icon wrong

If a re-install is the fix, you may need to do a complete re-install. That is uninstall the software, then delete all the .DLL and .SYS files the uninstall leaves. Then delete the .INF and .CAT files, remove all Registry entries for this NIC. Reboot several times and double check everything is gone. You might need to check if there is a special service running for this NIC if there is you will need to disable the service, reboot, delete the registry keys, and then delete all the files for the service. I would reboot and double check again. Once you are sure it is gone. Then on a CLEAN boot, Don't open any programs and if anything starts automaticly like Yahoo Chat etc. Exit it and all other programs. Then re-install the NIC. That should get it. -WS

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Router : Cisco E4200
Vista Business
Recently my laptop started connecting to my guest Wifi network vs the main network. I cannot get Vista to automatically connect to my main wifi over the guest after boot up. This problem only occurs when i restart or boot up.

Things i have tried:

Removed the guest network from list
Unchecked connect automatically under guest properties
Made sure main wifi has Connect automatically checked under properties
Made sure main Wifi has connect when in range automatically.

Any other thoughts?

A:Laptop Constantly connecting to wrong wifi network

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I am having a strange issue. I am connected, yet I see the not connected icon for wireless and wired internet:

I have restarted, cleared icon cash, ended explorer.exe and restarted it. Does not effect usage, just annoying. Does this on every network. Any ideas?


A:Network connection tray icon display wrong image

Hi there,

If this bothers you although you are connected to the network and internet you may try to uninstall/reinstall the device driver from your computer's device manager if you have not done this yet.

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I have a 20mbps upload with my ISP and I'm getting around 18.5 consistently. I've started using Zoolz for backing up and I have been assured it does not throttle the bandwidth. It reports it is uploading at around 15-16mbps which would be absolutely fine but Task Manager and NetSpeedMonitor show the upload speed as considerably lower.

I've attached a screenshot showing the difference but I was wondering if Task manager and NetSpeedMonitor could be wrong at all? It seemed quite coincidental that the speed reported by Zoolz was roughly what I would expect. Is there any sort of traffic that wouldn't show with Task Manager?

I've sent log files off to support but I don't want to bug them too much if it's actually some sort of Windows glitch. Any insight appreciated.

A:Can Task Manager report completely wrong network speed?

Task manager only reports what the adapter is capable of. What you are seeing is the Cloud app average speed in Task manager for Zoolz. The speed in the Dashboard is probably going off of what your ISP average speed to that connection is.

Without knowing what router manufacturer & model, how you are connecting to the network, who your ISP is. Really just taking shots in the dark here.

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Hello there.

I'm having a problem with a Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit install that is almost vanilla, I've only installed the drivers, a browser and some minimal things.

The machine connects via pppoe to the internet, and it never really worked properly, the first problem is Windows doesn't detect when it's connected to the internet, sometimes I'm browsing the web and the 'dial up' dialog will pop up, and also, the yellow mark on the tray icon is always there.

Another problem I'm having is that every time I connect to the internet Windows create a new "isatap tunnel adapter", so at the moment they're almost 400 what's really annoying when you run ipconfig and I suspect it's not only related but a symptom of a bad configuration.

I wasn't really caring for the problems since I don't use the machine often and until now it was only an annoyance that was very rare to happen, but I need to install VirtuaBox in that machine now and I think the misconfiguration is somehow affecting that, because it will fail to install informing that it was not able to stop the iphlpsvc service, which is related to networking, so I think that somehow is linked to the whole network configuration problem.

I would like to solve these issues, specially the internet connection detection problem (so Windows knows when I'm connected) and most importantly the VirtualBox problem. I've tried to skip that message (by clicking retry twice) and also manually disabling the service, but when I do th... Read more

A:Network misconfiguration - wrong connection state and lots of adapters

Try the first 3 options in Download Complete Internet Repair - MajorGeeks

Report back

Also there are these commands:

netsh winsock reset all
netsh int 6to4 reset all
netsh int ipv4 reset all
netsh int ipv6 reset all
netsh int httpstunnel reset all
netsh int isatap reset all
netsh int portproxy reset all
netsh int tcp reset all
netsh int teredo reset all

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Hello ... I have a flash drive attached to my Netgear wireless router that I make backups to and transfer files to and from other computers at home. It was formatted as NTFS and set up in the router about 2 weeks ago. I just noticed yesterday that all the folders in the drive have dates of 2003 -- even new folders I created today. The files inside all seem to be fine, with correct dates.

I am positive the drive did not start out this way. It was functioning normally. Does anyone know what could have caused these weird folder dates and how to prevent this from happening in the future? Is there any way to fix this? Could the backup program I am using be causing this problem? It is Syncback and it is doing automated backups to this drive.

The computer I am using is a new Asus T300 Chi with Windows 8.1.

Any ideas? I am stumped.


A:Folders on a network attached drive show wrong date

It probably isn't the drive but the Router. You may have to enter the Router setup while connected via Ethernet cable and check the date. Check the documentation for the address to use in your browser, something along the line of, the last two numbers will vary between brands and maybe between models.

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Hi, I hope you can help me. I'm getting pop-ups at startup even though ad-aware and spybot S&D can't find anything. Here is the hjt log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 11:15:38, on 27.11.2004Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXEC:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXEC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\mqsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\mqtgsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\TCAUDIAG.exeC:\Program Files\ASUS\Probe\AsusProb.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXEC:\Program ... Read more

A:HJT log - Mr Alpha

Need to watch out for those no-cd cracks. Click on start, settings, control panel and double-click on add/remove programs. From with add/remove program uninstall the following if they exist:Internet KeywordThen I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:O2 - BHO: Browser - {046D6EA4-15E3-4b27-8010-45BD78A9219E} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetkw.dllO3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0494D0D9-F8E0-41ad-92A3-14154ECE70AC} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [inetmgr] C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~2\inetmgr.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Whatever] C:\DOCUME~1\Johan\LOCALS~1\Temp\torax.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tiger] C:\DOCUME~1\Johan\LOCALS~1\Temp\Vampire Bloodlines no cd exe.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [YgFGWAov] C:\PROGRA~1\VQSWWQ~1\XXSPSS~1.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bUVJYw1w] C:\PROGRA~1\VQSVTT~1\SWXVVR~1.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [bkFGQAov] C:\PROGRA~1\VQSUPQ~1\ROQUOR~1.exeO4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [LogiSPSetupNeedReboot] rundll32.exeO4 - HKCU\..\Run: [micore] \program files\micore\runc.exeO4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exeO6 - HKCU\Software\Policies... Read more

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I am using XP & IE. I have a AVG antivirus program + software from
my cable provider. Yesterday I got a message that my computer was
infected and the screen went to My Computer showing multiple trojans
etc. I could not get out of the loop. Now everytime I try a URL I get a
message that it's been blocked and could harm my computer. I somehow
downloaded a new program called Alpha Antivirus and I can't remove it
with the add/remove feature in Control Panel. Apparently the program has
not been activated as it keeps asking me to do so. Any help with this wouldbe appreciated.

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has been released and is very stable so far
list of changes and d/load here

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Earlier tonight I was bombarded with these pop-ups that stated they were Alpha antivirus installer telling me I was infected and needed security...I did not click anything and I couldn't get out of it either...I ran my Malwarebytes and it found 23 virus'...I removed all and rebooted and now I'm posting the log hoping you can tell me if I'm still infected...Thanks so much for any help:)

P.S. I did not run this in safe mode
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 3063
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

10/30/2009 11:08:55 PM
mbam-log-2009-10-30 (23-08-54).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|E:\|F:\|)
Objects scanned: 288943
Time elapsed: 2 hour(s), 31 minute(s), 55 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 4
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 2
Files Infected: 22

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{35a5b43b-cb8a-49ca-a9f4-d3b308d2e3cc} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{35a5b43b-cb8a-49ca-a9f4-d3b308d2e3cc} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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A:Alpha Antivirus

anyone...help please...

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http://www.wolframalpha.com/There is a new search engine out. It supposedly will get right to the best answer for your search. Gotta warn you, though. If your ego is easily deflated...stay away.Here's what happened. I followed the suggestion on testing out the search engine and entered a date. I chose December 7, 1941 (Japan declareswar on USA and attacks Pearl Harbor) and got the response "Did you meanSeptember 7, 1941?" OK, I gave it another shot. Entered my birth date. Got the response "No siginificantevent for that date". See what I mean? This search engine is out to destroyfragile egos. If you are already suffering from low self esteem, stay away. Don'teven go there. If you are a budding or in full bloom mathematican or scientist, you may want to check out what it has to offer. As luck would have it, a news article on it popped up this morning. BBC - dot.life http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/

A:Wolfram Alpha Might Dis You

The results it gives is sometimes useful.

But how did it know my location? I looked up my birthday and it also reported what was the sunrise and sunset of my current location on that day.

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help i have alpha antivirus on my computer and have tryed several malware and spy ware items and notrhing works

A:alpha antivirus

Hello and welcome. I am moving this to the Am I Infected forum. Please run these next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.Next run ATF:Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow... Read more

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