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Can't connect to Linux on home network

Q: Can't connect to Linux on home network

Hello everyone, hopefully someone here has some Linux experience and can help with my networking problems. I have a fileserver running Linux on my home network. It uses openssh for ssh and samba for local file sharing. I just installed Vista Ultimate x64 on a separate computer and cannot connect to it. I can connect to the fileserver through samba from another computer on the same network running XP as well as from OS X. I can connect to the computer with XP from Vista, but can't discover the Linux computer. I can ssh from the computer running OS X to the Linux computer but PuTTY just time-outs when trying to connect from Vista. I can ping every other computer on my network that is running a form on windows, but I cannot even ping the Linux box. I disabled the windows firewall temporarily to remove it as a cause. Since I cannot even ping the Linux computer, I think that is the main issue and ssh and samba should probably work once that is resolved. Oh yeah, I also changed the Network security policy to "LM and NTLM – use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated". I am using Samba >3.0 which has support for ntlmv2, but I changed it anyway.
All of the computers are wired, except for the one running OS X. If I forgot any other detail, let me know.

Thanks,
Brandon

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I am using Windows 7 Home and Premium and I am unable to connect to Linux machine. I am getting the pop up for providing the username and password to connect to Linux Machine but it rejects the same. I had the same issue with Windows 7 Professional and I resolved it through chaging the policy as below.

Control panel - administrative tools-Local Security policy-local policies- Security options- network security: "LAN Manager authentication level" Changed to "Send LM & NTLM responses"

I came to know that there is no "Local Security policy " on Windows 7 Home and Premium version. Please help me to solve this issue. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to connect to Linux from my Windows 7 Home and Premium

Azeeb, how are you trying to connect to your Linux machine? Personally, I am using ssh. A free version is included with the Cygwin distribution. Using this tool, I don't have to worry about the local security policy. Which software do you use to connect?

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I have a wifi network set-up (2 windows pc's, a Dlink Dl-514 router) and i was wondering how i can connect to them to surf the web on linux
 

A:How to connect to a wifi network on linux

Which flavour of Linux you using?
 

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I was considering getting away from using Microsoft Operating Systems little by little. I want to convert a Windows 98 SE laptop to a Linux laptop. The laptop has a Belkin wireless card attached to it. I would have the driver software for the Belkin card, but it's only for Windows OS. Also, I would like to know how I could get the laptop to share a printer with my Windows XP desktop if I converted it to a Linux platform.
 

A:Solved: Connect Linux Computer to Network

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I would really like to set up a home network between my linux box and my two windows boxes.

Ive tried Samba and since it doesnt work worth a damn I would really rather try something else.

So is there anything or do I just need to switch back to Windows?
 

A:Is There Anyway To Set Up A Real Home Network With Linux & Windows????

So is there anything or do I just need to switch back to Windows?Click to expand...

Noooooooooo!!!!!!!! Linux is forever. Of course you can network Linux and Windows properly - you just need to know how, that's all.


Samba works just fine.

You can mount windows shares in Linux, and open Linux shares in Windows.

Its great.

You can also use telnet, ssh and vnc.

You are spoiled for choice!

Why don't you tell us how you tried to configure samba, and why you think it failed?
 

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Hi~

I've set up a linux home network and had it for about a year without any problems and I'm trying to add a Win2k box to the network for legacy apps. I have done it before but it took me weeks to "discover". I didnt feel like playing with windows network settings after that, but a recent spate of BSOD meant I had to fresh install Win2k. The thing is, even though I managed to setup DNAT, rules, routing tables, samba and ICS etc. on Linux, I cant seem to get Windows to join the network for love nor money. The wizards really confuse the hell out of me and im not sure if after a reboot its on the network or not.

OK, the linux network is all still in place, ive done a win2k fresh install + sp4, now what?

I have;
> ADSL modem.
> a Linux Mandrake 10.1 server setup as a router and firewall.
> Cisco 5 way switch.
> Linux Mandrake 10.1 client + Win2k network client.

I have tried to find help and examples through google and numerous forums of how i might achieve this, but most explain how to join a linux box to a windows network. Does anybody know where there is an illustated howto for joining a windows box to a linux network. That would be absolutely great!
 

A:Help with joining win2k to linux home network

Forget wizards, espacially if you have Linux background.

There is nothing to join unless you set up Samba a a domain controller.

First, set up Windows TCP/IP. In the properties of Local Area Connection, set IP, mask and gateway as automatic or manually as needed. Same for DNS. Make sure you have installed the client for microsoft networks and the file and prointer sharing feature. Ping your router, try to access internet.

Once you got TCP/IP working, try accessing Samba. In a Windows Explorer window, put \\samba.server.ip.address\ in the addres bar. You are asked a username and a pasword - enter the Samba user and pass as configured in Linux. You should see the shares on the Samba server. And that's it really..

If you want to browse Network Neighbourhoot, then make sure you have nmbd running in Linux and NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled in the Windows network settings.
 

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Hi, guys. This is my problem: I login to my laptop with my Full Name "Mario Rossi" and my password.
To access my private folder (called mrossi) on Office Network I have a different username and password. On my Office Network all server works with Linux.
Is possible connect my laptop (login with "Mario Rossi") and access to my private folder on office LAN with different Login and password?

When I watch Network connection and folder I can see all folders but there is not my "mrossi" folder and there is an unexisting folder "Mario Rossi" (username on my laptop)?

I hope to be clear on my problem!

Thanks
 

A:WinXP Home Edition vs. Linux Network

Welcome to Techspot
I have no experience with Linux networks, so one of the other guys will have to jump on this.
However XP home has networking limitations you can make note of ;
-Home cannot join a domain (windows server)
-Home must logon on to Shares and the logon is not automatic(a Batch file cando this)
-Home uses the 'Everyone" permission level by Default in a Workgroup.
Maybe something in there may help
 

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I'm trying to setup an FTP server to upload photos and videos to, and tried to setup a program to automatically change the ip on the domain every time it changes, but have been having trouble with it.
 

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I need information about how to add a computer running Linux to my home network. Is there anything special I need to know? I'll be running the latest Ubuntu version once it's installed. Is there a setup wizard or something along that line that I need to run? Other computers on the network are running Vista.
 

A:Solved: Adding Linux computer to home network

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I have a hosted Linux server running CentOS 5 with Samba 3.4. Everything is setup and it is accessible via Linux machines by typing smb://ip.address/ in a Firefox address bar. I am trying to set up a local network share on a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 computer.

I am trying to map the shared drive as a network drive and am having issues. Google provided a wide range of solutions, and thus far nothing has worked.

I have tried entering the IP address in 2 locations:
1. Map Network drive. I select a drive letter and type in the ip \\12.345.678.9\
It asks for credentials and I enter the user info for the user I created on the Linux machine. It thinks a moment then pops back up asking for credentials. It doesn't say they are invalid, just never goes through.
2. Connect to a website (under Map Network Drive). I type the IP http://12.345.678.9 and click connect and it pops up a dialog saying "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another".

I have tried creating a loopback adapter and trying to setup a connection via SSH using the guide found at http://www.nikhef.nl/~janjust/CifsOverSSH/VistaLoopback.html. After completing the tutorial (substituting my server IP address for the destination address given) I try using the Run dialog as indicated and get a "Windows cannot connect to.." error and the diagnose connection button. One thing that may be causing problems there is that the loopback adapter is labeled as an unidentified net... Read more

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Anyone? I have been searching and can't seem to find anything else to try, hoping someone here has some suggestions.

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She keeps loosing connection, then has to wait until it decides it can connect again. She would wait about five minutes and then click on something and would gain access.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-s...reconnect.html

the symptom has been occurring for at least a month and more.

We are on a wireless network (Uverse) and have not had any problems with this wireless network

One thing i notice is that her icon for the connect shows one less bar than mine shows. I should be the same. they are both HP machines and sit in the same spot.

when it is not connected and the icon is clicked it does not show our connect name as an option. Sometimes rebooting solves the problem, sometimes clicking 'connect' does. It will work for a while and then she looses the connect.

I am not sure that her problems started when she got that "conduit" search malware. I had only partially removed it, it was still resident when another tab on her firefox was opened. Yesterday i found some additional information to remove the settings from registry and thought that had cured it. But apparently it did not, we are now back to the disconnect problem. last i tried it it wouldn't even connect on restart. Right now she is saying that its been doing pretty well for about five minutes. Probably wont last long.

I don't really know why this all started I think it went back before the 'conduit' thing got installed. She usually doesn't say anything to me she si... Read more

A:still looses connect/doesn't connect - win 7 wireless home network

How far away from your computers is the router? Also; have you tried to power cycle the modem and router? If not; i would try that. Unplug both the modem and router; wait about a minute; then plug in the modem first; let that boot; then plug the router back in and let that boot. Try doing that and see if it helps the situation.

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hello i am trying to connect to my fiances home network on my dell inspirion 8200 it connects fine at home with out having to configure anything, but at my fiances house its giving me problems the connection will pop up as soon as i click connect it tries to but then this comes up. unable to connect to selected network network may not be in range but the thing is that im right in front of the wireless router. someone please help
 

A:trying to connect to my home wireless network but it odesnt connect,

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

Also show ...

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[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 have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of 192.168.1.200, and laptop has an IP address of 192.168.1.8 via DHCP.

Any ideas about why laptop cannot ping alien (which would explain why I can't connect to it)?

A:Can no longer connect to home computer over home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mbh9700


I have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of 192.168.1.200, and laptop has an IP address of 192.168.1.8 via DHCP.

Any ideas about why laptop cannot ping alien (which would explain why I can't connect to it)?


You may want to disable the antivirus software for testing. With the ping not working it would seem like something is blocking the connection. Do the machines appear in the network folder under network?

Obviously you should make sure that Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing are turned on in the Advanced Sharing settings.

Make sure they are on the same Workgroup etc. and that file sharing is enabled through the sharing tab >Advanced Sharing> of the C:>Users folder.

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Here is the deal. I am running Windows XP SP2 on my home tower (custom built). The tower is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS router. The tower does not have a wireless NIC. There are a few other computers that access this small network at various times.

The router is using WPA-PSK encryption. Wireless MAC address connectivity is enabled.

I bought an HP 1022NW Laserjet printer and tried connecting it to the wireless network using the enclosed getting started guide. I initially tried connecting it in ad hoc mode because I believe this is what I should use in my home office. No dice. Nothing was recognized. The only printing success I got was when I hooked an Ethernet cable directly to the router. After unplugging the cable, I had no luck printing wirelessly, even though I tried also configuring the installation for infrastructure mode, where the printer was recognized but still would not print once the cable was removed.

I have taken the printer's MAC address and added it as a trusted endpoint in both my router's configuration table and in my firewall (Norton Internet Security). However, that has also not helped.

Some advice I have read is making sure QoS is disabled on the router and also making sure that the SSID and pass key for the printer match that of the router. It should be easy to make these changes to the printer, but I cannot access the embedded web server in this printer to make these changes. Also, one source said to make sure the printer is on the sam... Read more

A:Solved: Network ready printer will not connect to home office network

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My laptop can no longer connect to my home network. It used to connect fine, but I was having problems with my graphics card as every time I went on Youtube it would crash. As a result, I sent it into ASUS (it is an ASUS K52J Series) and got the motherboard and the hard drive replaced. After this, my laptop seemed to be working great. It connected to a variety of networks, including 3 home networks, and 2 public networks. However, it cannot connect to the network in my apartment.

I know this network works and is connectable as my roommate's laptop works perfectly fine. So I know it is not a problem with my laptop since it connects to other networks, and I know it is not the network since other laptops connect to it. I've tried resetting my adapter, I've tried turning off the firewall, and I am simply out of ideas. Also, I've tried the trouble shooting option numerous times after trying a variety of things that usually fix the connectivity, but it always says that the problem cannot be detected.

It's starting to be really frustrating, especially since I'm in university and sharing a laptop when both my roommate and I need to do work is not convenient.

Thank you,
Prudence
 

A:Laptop will connect to every network except my home network

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I need real help. I had cable internet 12mbs installed last September (2010) in my one bedroom apartment. Before that, I was connecting to a spotty 1.5mbs network that was open next door (with their permission). I was able to obtain fast and efficient internet access for about 3 or 4 months and then it became intermittent. For the past 2 months I have been unable to connect through my home cable modem/router at all. I have been to the cable company and they have tested the cable modem/router and the signal which comes into the router and out at fast speeds. I have been to the place where I bought my laptop (purchased at Staples last summer). Others can connect though my wifi, but I cannot. It connects but gives me a DNS error. It doesn't matter whether I am hard wired or on wifi.

I am running:

Win 7 Home Premium (64bit) on a compaq CQ62-225NR Notebook with a Vision AMD Athlon II P320 Dual-Core processor.2.10 ghz with 3.00 GB ram (2.74 GB usable)

It contains an Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n WiFi adapter
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Realtek High Definition Audio
Built in pointing device (mouse pad) with a wireless mouse connected through USB 2.0 port.

hard drive: Hitachi HTS725032A9A364 SATA Disk Device

Apparently, for some unknown reason, my computer networking modules can connect to but won't or can't talk to the cable modem/router supplied by my ISP (Charter Communications) but can access the internet though any other wifi serv... Read more

A:Unable to connect to home network but can to any other network

Connect the system to your network and then
please get a command prompt (Start->RUN->CMD) and enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
follow-up with the attachment myTcp.txt which will be in the directory shown in the CMD prompt window.
 

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I am running two other XP Computers using the updated version of Network magic, and they connect no problem. Every time I try I get a message saying "Router or access point issue". I have restarted it many times and still can't get it to go....I can see it on my list of wireless networks, but can't connect to it. Home group isn't enabled. So why is it a router issue with this computer but not the others?? I can connect to the internet via my internal network card, but the connection is much slower then if I could connect to my home network. It's frustrating. Can someone advise??

A:Can't connect to my home network w/7

Your post is a little hard to follow. I think your problem is that you cannot connect your Windows 7 computer to your wireless network. Is that correct?

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Hello,

I have a Toshiba Satellite L305d laptop with Windows Vista home premium. I am having trouble with my home network. It says that I am connected to my home network but when I go to the network and sharing center it has a red X from my network to the Internet. My wife and my daughter's laptops are able to connect find to the internet. I tried to remove my network on my wireless connections and then re add it and it still does not work. Can you please help me.
 

A:Can't connect to my home network

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I have a home network set up and working for a long time. Since a few days ago, I can't connect to it from my notebook. "My Network Places" shows nothing except a "My Web Sites on MSN" icon. Internet and local wireless work fine. Other computers work fine with home network. Rebooting or repeating the "Set up a home or small office network" procedure doesn't help.

What's wrong? What can I do?
 

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So, I was just wondering how I could get my laptop to connect to the network that is connect to my desktop that has win 7 installed on it. I'm trying to get the printer attached to it to talk with my mother's laptop that has win xp on it. Could someone please give me a pointer for that kind of connection?

A:How do I connect to Home Network?

Um I have the same thing LOL my moms laptop is on XP and uses my printer ha ha. Easy fix man.

Setup the homegroup on your computer, make it to share printer, etc. Then in homegroup settings, disable 'password protected sharing'.

Just double check the workgroups as well, to make sure they're both on the same one.

Then go into Network and see if you can see your moms laptop appear on their. Same on her laptop. If that works, then just double check the printers share name and yea

Just ask her again if you need any more help!

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Hey all,

My PC, an older AMD Athlon 64 3500+ won't connect to my home network.

I have a D-Link router and all other PC's/Laptops connected to the network are fine ... except this one.

I've noticed that when I go into my Network Connections window, my LAN or High-Speed Internet connections (There's an ethernet and/or a wireless just to ensure it's not my connection) are fine, but my internet gateway is disabled. I try to enable it, it comes up "Connecting" then "Connected", but it remains disabled.

If there's anything specific you need to know, just ask.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:My PC won't connect to my home network...

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Alright, I've had my laptop for about a year and its worked fine up until recently. A few weeks ago, the internet on it stopped working, but it works on our desktop, which uses XP. I can connect to other networks fine, it's only my home network. Whenever I tried to connect, it would load for a long time and then say 'Windows was unable to connect to [Network name]". I went to my grandparent's house for the weekend and i could use their internet fine, but now i'm back at my dad's house and it gives me an option to enter the network security key, but whenever i do it says 'possible network security key mismatch' and won't let me in. I actually got past the 'possible network security key mismatch' thing once and it just said 'windows was unable to connect to [network name]". Please help!! 

A:Can't connect to home network?

Hm? Try power cycling the router and see if that helps in any way.To do this, you will need to unplug the router and modem from the wall socket and wait a few minutes for the memory to clear. Then plug the modem back in. Wait a couple minutes, then plug the router back in. Next, try to connect.Only thing I could think of at this time. If that doesn't help one of the other members might have a solution that works.Donna

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I can't seem to find a current thread that can resolve my issue.
I can not get my computer to connect to the internet.
I am getting the red X between "unidentified network" & "internet".

I have Time Warner Cable. Wireless Internet. The computer I can't get to connect is an eMachine.
I have had the issue before and was able to resolve it, by adding some new Network code into device manager, but I can't find that how to anymore.

So. I've tried changing the TCP/IP4 via the "how to set up a static IP" info here.

So.
eMachine
Vista
red X between "unidentified network" & "internet"
Error states "cannot communicate with primary dns server"
Adapter: Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
No internet connectivity (on that computer) to upload or update any information.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Michelle-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-95-BE-F9-E9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2605:6000:610a:5800:a471:a6b0:dbf0:ec8e(preferred)
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . .: 2... Read more

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When I try to connect to my home network in Windows 7 RC 1 it says : The following error occured attempting to join the domain "My domain": The specified domain either doesn't exist or could not be contacted. What I do when I try to connect is I open up the start menu, then I right click computer and click properties. I then click change settings under computer name, domain, and network settings, I click change and type in the domain name and the error above comes up. Is this the right way to do this, or is there a different way to do this? I am also sure it is a samba network. If you need more details I can asked my dad.

Please help.

-EvilHugBear

A:Can't Connect to home network

Do u have a domain controller at home?

I think u probably want to change to workgroup

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Hi

I have a network with a NETGEAR router in my house, by which all the computers connect to the internet/printer. However, my laptop is unable to connect. The network is unsecured so passwords are not an issue but for some reason it never allows me to connect. All the other computers were here already when we paid to have the network setup so I can only assume that these were somehow set to be able to use the network. My laptop can find the signal with high strength but for whatever reason is unable to connect.

I can only assume it has something to do with TCP/IP (something I know NOTHING about) or something like that.

Can anyone help? Any replys are appreciated.
 

A:Cant Connect to Home Network

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I have a Home network via a Prestige P660 NW - T1 router which has worked fine but I recently bought an IPad 2 with Wifi but I can't connect to my Network with my Password - When I remove the Password and change the router settings to no authentication I can connect but I don't want to have no security on the router.
Can anyone help please.
Relatives have tried with their IPads and even though we all carefully put in the Password we cannot access the Network.
 

A:Can't connect IPad 2 to Home Network

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Hi

I have a printer connected to a W7 PC, the printer is earmarked to Share, and am trying to connect to that printer from a Vista PC through the "Add Printer" dialogue.

The I can see the W7 PC but when I try to connect to it a Connect box comes up asking for a username and password.

I have never set up a username and/or password on the W7 PC, I have tried the Computer Name, Full Computer Name and Description , leaving the password field
blank but cannot connect to the W7 PC and so cannot get to see the printer.

How can I get to connect to the W7 PC?

Thanks

Daniel

A:Cannot connect printer on home network

I can see why no one replied, I finally got it working but what a ridiculous rigmarole to simply connect a printer in the same house as the two PC's, I had no problems with Vista to Vista.

What an overkill on the security.

Cheers

Daniel

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I am trying to access the setup page of my Pap2 vonage device. I have the IP addess and can ping it without problem. I use network magic to manage my network. When I try to access the Pap2 device, I get the message: Cannot find "http://192.165.0.105/" which is the device IP address.
I am using a Dlink Di634M router and a PC CIllin firewall on my computer.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
 

A:Can't connect to IP address on my home network

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Well I am typing to you all from my linux box. I have a desktop that runs Windows XP SP3 and have not been able to get it to connect for months now. I use an smc2862w-g USB card to connect from it ordinarily but like I said, it hasn't connected to my home network for months. It reads and connects to my neighbors networks just fine but for some reason it is isolated to my home network. My home router/modem is an Arris model.

Today while I was talking to some guys I know in IRC who work the IT field, I got it to work for all of about 10 minutes. The problem is, is that it was an intermittent sync. I noticed that when I were to change channels in my router it would follow to let's say channel 11 but the card would bounce back and forth between 11 and 10 causing intermittent sync. If I changed to channel 4 then it would bounce between that and 5. Channel 6, same thing and so on and so forth. I read somewhere that it could be a problem with conflicting chipsets between the router and card but that doesn't make much sense to me. I've been in the computer field for a few years now as a Security Specialist and tech support agent so this does not add up.

This is the first time I've seen this happen.

Symptoms of Problem and Remedies Tried Summed Up:
Does not pick up ONLY home network (points that it is a computer or card problem).
Intermittent sync after looping it to try and connect.
Reinstalled drivers.
Firmware up to date.
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A:[SOLVED] Can't connect to home network.

These are MS's solutions for this problem How to troubleshoot home networking in Windows XP which may help.

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This is a VERY unusual problem for me. I have Never run into this before. I know this is long but please bare with me while reading this.

Well I am typing to you all from my linux box. I have a desktop that runs Windows XP SP3 and have not been able to get it to connect for months now. I use an smc2862w-g USB card to connect from it ordinarily but like I said, it hasn't connected to my home network for months. It reads and connects to my neighbors networks just fine but for some reason it is isolated to my home network. My home router/modem is an Arris model.

Today while I was talking to some guys I know in IRC who work the IT field, I got it to work for all of about 10 minutes. The problem is, is that it was an intermittent sync. I noticed that when I were to change channels in my router it would follow to let's say channel 11 but the card would bounce back and forth between 11 and 10 causing intermittent sync. If I changed to channel 4 then it would bounce between that and 5. Channel 6, same thing and so on and so forth. I read somewhere that it could be a problem with conflicting chipsets between the router and card but that doesn't make much sense to me. I've been in the computer field for a few years now as a tech support agent so this does not add up.

This is the first time I've seen this happen.

Symptoms of Problem and Remedies Tried Summed Up:
Does not pick up ONLY home network (points that it is a computer or card problem).
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A:Cannot connect to my home network. All others fine.

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for some reason... i cant connect to wireless coneection..it says/ "windows was unable to connect to 2wire"
here's the screenshot.
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1148/18565954.png
anyone please help me
 

A:Can't Connect To Wireless Home Network

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I bought a new laptop with Windows 7. Desktop is running Vista. Printer is set to share and connected to Vista machine. Printer and file sharing is enabled on both machines. Running Windows firewall on both machines. Disabled Comodo firewall on Vista machine. Both computers have the same workgroup. Both computers have the same user name and password. Password protected sharing is turned off both machines. Vista can access the W7 machine, last night W7 could see but not access Vista, but tonight it doesn't even see it. When I troubleshoot I get a message "file and print sharing resource (Vista PC name) is online but isn't responding to connection attempts".

The details say "the remote computer isn't responding to connections on port 445, possibly due to firewall or security policy settings..."

I have opened port 445 on windows firewall - even though print and file sharing were already enabled. I also turned off the firewall and tried. No luck.
 

A:Connect printer to home network

Uninstall Comodo and run the Removal Tool if they offer one.
 

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Hello folks,

A new laptop: Acer Aspire 7551-3650
Router is Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G2 V1
OS is Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
Network Adapter is Broadcom 802.11n
its driver is 5.100.249.2 which Driver Whiz thinks is up to date

The issue is the laptop connects wirelessly in hotels, at my ISP's office, at airports etc, no problem - but will not connect to my home internet. It will connect to my home internet via cable plugged into the router.

I have 2 desktops at home, one plugged into the same router and one connecting wirelessly with no problem.

When I attempt to connect the laptop, it detects my linksys router with a strong signal, and accepts the system password to log in - but then I get the message that it cannot connect to linksys.

If I deliberately put in the wrong password it tells me so, so I know it is at least shaking hands with the router.

Can anyone suggest the kind of thing I should be looking at to fix this?

Thanks for your time.

A:can't connect wirelessly to home network

Check the ip settings.

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ok so the other day i got my internet turned back on. i plugged my modem and router back up and plug the CPU up ... needless to say nothing happens. So i go into the options mess around with stuff and now it detects something, but it will not connect to internet just says Identifiying... I am connect by hardwire. I can also pick up the Signal wirelessly but cannot connect for some reason. it says its "hidden" network. now my mom has connect on her laptop soooo i know its possible but she doesnt know how she did it.
 

A:Cant connect to home network (Vista)

Check your event viewer for TCPIP errors
 

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I am trying to get my PS3 to connect to my home network.

For some reason it can obtain an IP address, but it timing out when trying to find an internet connection. Was just wondering if someone more network savvy than myself can take a look at my settings and tell me what I'm doing wrong?

I need to enter the following information:

IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Router
Primary DNS
Secondary DNS

The following is what I have entered currently:

IP Address: 192.168.2.9
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Router: 192.168.2.1
Primary DNS: 194.168.4.100
Secondary DNS: 194.168.8.100

What's obviously wrong there then? I know the answer will be staring me right in the face.

Here's my ipconfig info for the main computer:
Anything wrong? I am rubbish with networks, etc.
 

A:PS3 can't connect to home network (DNS error)

As you can see it says

Lease Expires: 21 December 1932

Surely that is something to do with it!?
 

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We have two HP pc'c running Win7 on my home network. The wifes' has the ethernet connection and I am connected via a network adapter. The connections have been the opposite at one time. In the distant past we could both use the printer connected to her pc and see each others files. Now I can't connect to the network at all. Her pc says she is connected and mine says I am not. I have the password I got by asking the pc for it and have tried to log on with it and every other password I have used for anything. I get a error for incorrect password every time. I would delete the network but can't find a method that doesn't involve more entries than I am confortable making. So, anyone know why I can't log on or a resonably easy to delete the network and start a new one? Thanks as always for the help I get here.

A:Can't connect to my Home Win7 Network

When you state "network adapter", do you mean a wifi adapter?
 
Is the adapter connected through a USB port, or is it a dedicated card?
 
Have you tried connecting through a Ethernet cable to see if that works?
 
Is this a laptop or desktop?

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I have a work supplied laptop. Used to be able to connect to my home wireless network - this stopped working last week. It can connect to other wireless networks, both at the office and other public places, but can't connect to my home network.

I've tried:
Manually creating the wireless network
Removing the profile from regedit
Removing the profile from ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvcs\Profiles

It sees the network and attempts to connect, but never successfully connect. I have other laptops at home that are working just fine. The network is setup with WEP security, and I've entered/reentered the password several times.

Note, when I started this, the home network did not appear under the Manage Wireless Networks list in the Network and Sharing
Center.

I'm at a loss on what to try next....
 

A:Can't connect to home wireless network

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful then re-enable encryption and try to reconnect.

If WEP doesn't work try WPA(2)-PSK. Vista and newer versions of Windows sometimes struggle with WEP, especially with older routers. A firmware update, if one is available, may help.
 

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I can't connect connect to my home wireless network. It says I am connected but none of my browsers will load anything.
I can connect to other wireless networks that i have access to.
I can connect if i plug into the router directly
All of the other computers in my house connect just fine.
Any thoughts
 

A:Can't connect to Wifi on home network but everyone else can

I think its a security issue.
1) Check the password you put in and make sure its written correctly with the right case (lowercase/uppercase).
2) Disable any 3G/4G connections if you have any.

If that doesn't work giive me more information about your network:
1) General network layout (two computers, one laptop/one desktop, w/dsl modem to a residential gateway, etc)
2) Also, tell me what security mechanism you have on your wireless access point (WEP, WPA, WPA2). If you're using CCMP/AES and you have an older computer then you may not be able to use them together.
 

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Although my laptop indicates the network and good signal strength, I cannot connect to the internet

A:Can't connect to home wireless network

You have to contact your ISP and they give you specific instructions to connect through them, assuming you already have an account.

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Win8.1 all up to date and a new router.

I decided to change the Gateway with the new router so used 192.168.97.12 as the base address for the router which would be become the Gateway for all other PCs here. That all worked OK and I have Internet access on the other PCs by changing their Static IPs.

The only thing not working is the Network. None of the other PCs can see eac h other. With the old router and the base IP of 192.168.1.1 as the Gateway all was fine.

I am now wondering if windows doesn't like the Gateway being ".97.12" instead of the conventional ".1.1"

Before changing all the PCs again, I thought I would ask here t save some work. Since all PCs can access the Internet it is not a big problem right now, but I would like to be able to transfer files between PCs.

So, do I have to have the Gateway router set to .1 or should .12 work?

What do I need to make this work with the new Gateway setting?

A:Can't connect to home network - new router

It should be 1 or 254.

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Kindle 3rd generation. I just got it recently

I've tried restarting my Kindle.
I've tried resetting my router.
I've reset my Kindle.
I can use it to connect to open wi-fi networks.
My computer (win7) and phone (htc desire) can connect to the wi-fi network.
MAC filtering is disabled.
Router is a Buffalo WCR-GN
Amazon Support couldn't seem to help me.
 

A:Kindle can't connect to my Home Wi-Fi Network

You've tried with no encryption, right?

What wireless mode (n only, b/g/n mixed, etc.) are you using on the router? What Wi-Fi (a, b, g, n) and encryption does the kindle support?
 

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Hello,
My laptop is unable to identify my home network even though I can see my network. Every other laptop get internet just fine. Please Help, already called tech support on the phone he asked me to turn everything of and take the batterie out to reset the system but action did not help.

A:Unable to connect to my home network

Hello,

Try updating the drivers for your wireless card. If you need assistance, please post a MSINFO32 file.
Quote:





Originally Posted by JK


Enter msinfo32.exe into the start menu, and press enter. Go to File>Save, and save a copy on your desktop. Right-click on it, and select Send to>New compressed folder. Then attach the file to your next post.

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I have a lenovo G505 laptop - it will no longer connect to my BT home hub despite it showing as being available. I suspect it might be to do with the fact that it is has a passkey - I entered it yesterday when prompted and it connected fine, but now I'm not being given the option of entering the key.
I've also tried connected using the BT wifi (as opposed to homehub) but once again it will not connect me.
I've been through all the troubleshooting options, and searched under every term I can think of, but nothing is working.
Any suggestions?

A:Cannot connect to Home Network - BT router

Have you ran the troubleshooter, this will reset the wifi adapter which will generally reestablish the wifi connection. Otherwise a hard reboot of the router should work. Just unplug the router from power outlet for 2 minutes and then plug it back in.

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I am operating Windows XP computers, three of them to be exact. I create a home network workgropup called "PNet2". I have used the wireless setup disk to put this network on all computers in the house. I've made sure that all computers have the same workgroup name. The only workgroup that shows up on each computer is itslf. It does not show the other three computers. I was finally able to see all computers on one of my computers, but when I click on it, i get the error message PNet2is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

I have googled and tried almost everything I can think off. Please help as I am trying to share files and a printer on all computers.
 

A:Cannot Connect to Any Workgroup on Home Network

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

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

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
Workstation

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Seasons greetings all

I have a new PC that I am using for my home studio set up (see pic), but yet again I seem to be having difficulty getting certain directories on this machine to see and be seen by our other home PC's/Laptops.

I have no internet access issues, and can send/receive email etc on the new PC, but can't get any of my other machines to see shared dir's on it, or to get it to see any other shared dir's on any other machines.

I have run the network setup wizard to no avail.

What do I do?

OS = XP Home Edition
 

A:Solved: Trying to connect new PC to home network...

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Hiya all

I need to connect my home pc to my works network via vpn so that i can work from home due to family problems . At home i have win xp professional and at work we have a router (BT model 5861) plugged into the main hub and a winnt domain server on the works network.
I have configured the NT server at work with TCP accepted for incoming calls, RAS started, a vpn port opened etc as per the microsoft guide. And have ensured that my user id on the domain server has dial in permission

However when i try to establish a connection from home i cannot establish a link but get a '678' error, the computer did not respond. I have contacted the ISP for work who say the bt router is not blocking any ports. And i have checked that my home pc does not have winsocks proxy running. I can ping the public IP of the works router fine from home.

When i tried to connect from an older machine using win98 i got 'the host refused the connection' instead

Does anyone have any idea what i could be doing wrong? . Is it possible the router is blocking ports despite the claim by demon? (there is no config option for the router just a login screen).

Any help would be greatly appreciated
Thanks

Trev
 

A:Need to connect to works network from home

1 possibility:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318009
 

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