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1 out of 4 networked computers not able to connect to internet

Q: 1 out of 4 networked computers not able to connect to internet

We have a small office with 4 computers- 1 acts as our server and the other 3 are for the 3 folks working in the office.

All were running fine- had internet access, etc. All computers had access to shared drives and, oddly enough, still do- even the one shared printer. BUT 1 computer now can not access the internet (when we try, it comes up as a "can not connect to the server" window). But, this same computer can access all the shared drives with all the other computers.

One computer guy says logic board is bad, after playing with the ethernet card for an hour . Another says maybe, but maybe it's a corrupt Winsock application (the computer in question is running windows 98 se).

We are a small office with not a lot to spend on a new computer. But we do need internet access for some of the things we do in the office, so it's been a bit of a pain in the rump.

Any ideas? New logic board? Anyway to check it? Or just go ahead and replace it?

Any chance that it's a software issue? One minute it was fine, next it wouldn't browse.

Thanks, in advance

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A: 1 out of 4 networked computers not able to connect to internet

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i have 4 networked computers (all connected through ethernet cables) They used to talk to each other fine. Now one (Call it KPC) is able to access all of the computers but none can access it. Another computer (RPC) says that it does not have permission to access it, even though i have all my file sharing turned on.

It used to ask me for a password and even though i would enter the correct password (the same on all computers) it said "logon failed: wrong username or bad password".

Also I have added KPC to the RPC homegroup using the password and it just doesnt show up on the RPC homegroup page. I really NEED RPC to be able to access KPC's everything (documents, printers etc) the rest arent a big deal at all. What happened and why did it just stop working??

A:Cannot see homegroup computer and connect to networked computers

Welcome to SF,

Does the problematic computer has any Security or Firewall software installed?

Can you ping the IP Address from another computer? If you need assistance on how to do this please let us know.

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Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.

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Hi--i have a high speed internet service thru a local cable provider, we have 3 computers networked together, on one of them i cannot access the internet at all, on the other 2 i can? the problem computer is running on windows 98, and i have to assume that this is a ethernet problem? I am using a router as well for all three computers, it's a LINKSYS cable/dsl router---?
Can anyone help? also---when i usually turn on my computer, the microsoft network box usually comes up and i have to click ok and windows proceeds to load, but when i turn on my computer, that network box doesnt even come up anymore--it just loads directly to the windows desktop? I also looked under my system properties and went into device manager and i noticed that there is a yellow ? mark on other devices, and when i click on the + sign to drop down the other devices, it shows PCI ethernet controller, saying the driver needs to be re-installed, which i cant because when i try to, it says, windows was unable to locate drivers? any suggestions?

A:Solved: no internet-on one of my networked computers

You need to find the driver that matches the NIC in the machine and install it, that's the first step to getting back onto the network. The reason you don't see the Microsoft Networking logon anymore is because without the NIC you don't have a network!

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My moms PC seems to kill the internet connection for all networked devices when it is on.
I can tell when she turns it on because my ping in games goes to crap.
I've looked at her PC and done some basic stuff, but no fix to be found.

Here are the logs...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:20:44 PM, on 11/1/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16438)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Logitech\G930\G930.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
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A:Computer slows down internet on other networked computers when running.

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I have 2 computers hooked up to a network through a hub. I am using Rogers Hi-Speed internet.
The computer i am on right now works fine, yet my other computer will no connect to the internet. all of my wires are connected correctly.

The network was working fine until the cable guy came, and unhooked our internet by accident. Today he came back to hook it back up, and he switched our modem as well. This computer's internet is working fine, yet for some reason the other computer's internet still will not work.
are there any settings i need to change or anything?
any help apprreciated, thx

A:Can't connect to internet through networked computer

somebody's gotta know something!

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We have a network of 50+ machines (wired Windows 7 and wireless imac). They connect to a Windows 2003 server and we use a number of switches for some of them.

Recently, several of the Windows 7 PCs will connect to the server and allow file sharing, etc but will not connect to the internet.

I've tried solutions such as this in the cmd but have no luck.

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Several networked PCs connect to network but no internet

Solved - Restart Router... sometimes it's the obvious things that get missed

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This is for a friend of mine. She would like to know if her son can see the sites thatshe has been to or any of the history on their networked computers. She has told me that he is able to "send" things to her computer and is also able to put icons on her coputer from his.

Thanks in advance.


A:Networked computers

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In Windows Explorer I can see all the computers on the network and have read/write privileges. When I'm sending an email and try to attach a file, the networked computers do not show up so I cannot attach the file. I must save the file to my computer in order to attach it in an email. I have Windows 7 and am using Outlook 2010.

A:Seeing networked computers

Map a drive to one of the other computers, and you should be able to see it when attaching a file.

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For some reason, I cannot see my networked computers on the network after the Windows 10 anniversary update. I have 4 windows 10 Pro computers on my home network, all was working before the update. Home group network appears to be working. Network Discovery is enabled. Thanks

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Hi, im trying to network 3 computers, one is xp home and the other 2 are xp professional. the xp home computer and one of the xp pro computers can see eachother but the other xp pro computer cannot see them and vice versa. also, that xp computer cannot ping itself and it can access the internet. i have tried enabling netbios and reconfiguring my router, and the NIC is good becuase i just bought it and ive tried a differnt NIC and it still did the same thing, someone help!

A:Cannot See Networked Computers

they are also on the SAME workgroup and their names ARE different from eachother

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Here goes a really dumb question but am doing it anyway. If I network 2 pc's wirelessly, if one goes down as in CRASH, does that affect the other one? Will the other one still run and beyond that, will it be able to connect to internet. thanks very much.
Win xp sp2 - HP 1630n

A:2 computers networked

One computer will not affect the other. If one goes down and you have shared files on it, of course, then, the working one won't have access to those shared files. Other than that, the working one should still be able to connect to the internet.

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Sometime in the last several months, my kids have complained that when one of them starts AIM when it is running on another computer on the network, they get kicked off.

I am using a DLink DI-704 router with four computers connected to it. Does anyone know if AIM only allows one person to log in per IP address? This is definately something that has changed recently, since there hasnt been all this yelling and screaming between sisters (regarding AIM anyway) before the last few months.

A:AIM on two networked computers

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I don't know why I have trouble with this, I'm pretty tech savvy but for some reason I cannot get my XP system and Win98 to recognize eachother on my network. The network is working because they both share a router and both can access the web fine but for some reason I cannot set it up to swap files between the two systems.
Does anyone know of a good website with a tutorial that might help. I've tried many, many times and it just isn't happening (I even resorted to following the instructions which came with the router).


A:cant see my networked computers

Assuming you can ping each other by IP by not the hoostname. it could be the name resolution issue. You may try to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

MS provides many options for NetBIOS name resolution such as local cache ... NetBIOS and WINS name resolution is required only on mixed-mode (Windows 95, ...

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I have a strange network problem-3 computers on a network, 2 wired, 1 wireless. Let's identify as follows: #1 are wired, #3 is wireless. I am using a Linksys WRT310N router and Linksys EG1032 Gigabit Adapters running XP SP2 on all machines. #1 & #2 can not transfer data between each other but they are on the network and are identified. I can ping each one successfully. #3 can transfer data with the other two, no problem. I have checked everything I can think of on 1 and 2 but I can not find anything wrong. I do have internet connections on all machines working. Something hidden on these machines is not set right. How can I troubleshoot this problem beyond what is normal-names, domains, file sharing, etc, etc. Can I start over some way be deleting some system files-something is corrupt somewhere. Perhaps there is some software that might help me find the problem. I am in some serious need of some help. I have about 8 hours in the problem at this point.

I do not think it is the WRT310N because I had everything working yesterday using DLink Gigabit adapters. They dropped out all the time so I had to switch them to Linksys and that is when my trouble started. The WRT310N worked fine yesterday. I have taken down all firewalls and this is not the problem.


A:networked computers can't see each other

I got it. Writing the message made me stand back and think about what was wrong-obviously something was wrong with the Linksys Gigabit adapters-that is what was common to the two computers that would not move data between each other and they were a new piece of hardware added today. When I installed the cards, I changed Jumbo Frame from disable to 7 kb MTN thinking the speed would be better. Once I changed this setting back to disable I can mother data between all computers now.


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I have two computers running off one cable modem. They both have network cards, and the modem is hooked to a hub and the internet on each runs fine. They both have separate IP addrs. also.
The question I have is why is it that the second computer seems to get booted from aol more than usual (unless it is usual to get booted from aol alot) And sometimes then it won't re-connect as if it is very busy on aol or internet explorer for that matter. The weird thing is that with the 1st computer, I hardly ever get booted from aol or have slow load times. The 1st pc is only a 350mhz and the second is a 500mhz both with 128mb memory and a 10/100 card installed. Both are running win98se ; Thanks.

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Hi there, was wondering if maybe a fresh brain might help on this. I have a laptop and desktop and simply want to network them together via a BT HomeHub, to share files. I had both of them connected fine a few weeks ago but my Vista install went bust after installing a beta driver so I had to reinstall. Now, here's the details of the problem:

- The desktop is Windows XP and the laptop is Vista Ultimate.
- The desktop is wired into the HomeHub, the laptop is wireless.
- Both running Norton Internet Security 2007
- I have NIS2007 on both of them set to trust the network and to trust each computer individually also.
- Windows firewall is turned off on both machines.
- Both machines are in the MSHOME workgroup.
- Have Network discovery and File & Printer sharing turned on in the Vista Network Manager thing.
- I can ping between both machines fine using their name and IP address.

When I go into "View devices" on the laptop, I can see the laptop and another one called "Thomson" which is the Homehub itself but not my desktop. However, when I go to run and type \\desktop\ I do get a folder up but it contains only "Printers" and none of the other shared folders. If I try to access \\desktop\share then I just get a message saying it couldn't be reached. On the desktop if I try to get to \\laptop\ I get nowhere!

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A:Can't get two computers networked!!

is it xp pro or home?

xp pro or home my friend

if its xp home you will need to make the user account and passwrd the same on each machine

if thats not the case id say norton is playing games with you. try uninstalling the norton and see if that helps

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Small company has 3 computers networked. When someone on the #1 computer is typing the person on the #2 computer can't type. They are all newer Gateway computers running XP. #3 computer is used by the boss and mostly after everyone else has gone home so as far as I know there isn't a problem with that one.
A clue where to start looking to fix this problem?
Thanks so much

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I have three computers, all running windowsXP, and a wireless d-link router.
My computer is directly connected to the router, my two daughters computers are connected via wireless d-link router cards. We have no problem connecting to the internet on any of the three computers.

I never really cared before about being able to share the computers or printers, but I recently installed Spector Pro on both of my daughters computers to monitor their activity and installed the Spector Viewer on mine. I would obviously like to use my computer to view the Spector reports on the kids computers rather than having to run up to their computers to see the reports.

I ran the networking wizard, and both of the kids computers see each other but not mine, and when I go to My Network Places on MY computer, I seem to be out of the loop. I was also able to share one daughters printer with the other daughters computer.

The network is definately named the same on all three computers.

I am not sure what else I need to do to get mine tied in with theirs.

Any suggestions, or any other information I should provide you?
Thanks for your help!!! This forum is fantastic

A:three computers networked

From the daughters computer can you ping your own computer? If not then check your Windows Firewall settings if your running SP2. If its enabled disable it and then try and ping.

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I have one computer running xp and one running me. They are sharing disk info and communicating fine, yet I can't figure out why I can't get a Internet connection on the secondary computer (me). The me computer has no modem. And AOL said to simply download the Aol software to the me computer. Well it's still a no go. All the firewalls have been removed and still nothing. HELP!!
I can't think of any thing else.

A:Can you use AOL on networked computers?

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Hi All, looking for ideas here.
Work computers, all Dell, approx. 22 units running xp on the network. All computers share internet connection, but some are rarely used for that. Those particular pc's access no problem. Computers that are routinely used to access internet now having issues from certain sites not loading to all sites loading slow.
Have verified that all settings on trouble computers are identical to working units. Have run spybot, ad-aware, and advanced windows cleaner on all units. Still cannot make access easy.
Not sure if there is spyware that I can't track that is doing this or what.
Have tried installing firefox for access instead of IE7, and that helps a little but not much.

Running out of ideas here.
Any help would be appreciated.


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I have 2 desktop PC's at home one of these being a windows and one of them being a mac.
I use a wireless modem for internet access on both computers. My windows computer is in terms of internet is working just fine; but i cant access the internet on my sister's mac. It appears to be an issue with the mac and not with the modem because my internet access on the windows is just fine.

please help. what can i do? I'm pretty sure it some network setting i have to adjust on the mac. It used to work fine before. What exactly can i do here mac professionals?

any comments to fixing the problem is greatly appreciated.

A:I cant connect to the internet on one of my computers. Please help me :(

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I have a computer wired to my netgear router that runs on XP and connects to the net fine. I have a laptop running XP and another desktop running Vista that are wireless. These 2 connect to the network but cannot connect to the internet. The hard drive on the vista desktop was just reformatted and vista reinstalled and still will not connect I was getting error message "cannot communicate with primary dns" So I was advised to reset winsock, IPv4 TCP/IP, and IPv6 TCP/IP. After doing this the message changed to "cannot find server".

Please help

A:can't connect to internet on 2 out of 3 computers

In internet explorer click on "diagnose connection problems and it will giuve you options to click on to try to fix it.
Good luck!

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We recently installed a cable modem and have three laptops successfully using it, one a MAC.
The laptop that cannot access the internet is an exact duplicate of one that can both using XP. It shows it is connected to the Netgear router and has excellent signal strength but will not access the internet with Firefox or IE.
I did the cmd and IPconfig/ALL and the results were:
An internal error occurred. The request is not supported.
Please contact Microsoft Product Support Services for further help. Additional information: Unable to query host name.

Does anyone have an idea on what isn't correct?

Thanks for your help.

A:1 of 4 computers cannot connect to internet

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I have a wireless router and until this morning both my (win8.1) and my husband's computer (win7) connected effortlessly to the internet. Now I get essentially a blank screen (using FF 30) and a screen that says "This page cannot be displayed" and an address in the window of
http://www-search.net/?s=E7Jwlimyuj0,9fbd6a47-4a6a-45cb-b2f3-82aa7a595644,&pi=1 (for ie 11.0.9600.17207). No matter what I type in the address, I cannot connect to the internet. My husband's can, my tablet can, and my laptop can, using the same wireless router.
I have tried several restore points and I always get a message that restore didn't work because it couldn't find a particular (unnamed) file.
Now what? I have run Windows Defender (has always been in place since I bought the computer about 6 mos ago and MalwareBytes and they find nothing.
I ran MiniToolBox and got this. Any ideas? Should I just reformat?
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 06-07-2014
Ran by Pamela (administrator) on 19-07-2014 at 14:53:29
Running from "C:\Users\Pamela\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings we... Read more

A:Have 2 computers, only one will connect to internet using ie or ff

 I see several errors in that MiniToolBox report.  Malwarebytes is crashing, so I'd disable it and reboot.  There're reports of file index errors, so I'd run chkdsk for that.  There're also reports of code integrity errors so I'd run SFC for that.  To run SFC, click Start and type CMD in the search box, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the Command Prompt type sfc /scannow.  
If none of that helps, there're other things we can do, but let's try these first.
Good luck.

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I have two computers which I used to network by means of cross over cable, one adapter in each computer. One of them was connected to internet through another adapter and a cable modem and the other shared the connection through this computer.

But I wanted each computer to be able to connect to the internet independently, so bought a 3Com Office Connect Secure Router 3CR860-95. Using the wizard I got both computers connected to the internet without any trouble.

But now the two computers do not see each other. 'my network places' page is blank, my 'workgroup computers' page is blank in both computers.

Please advise me what I have to do so that I can share files and folders between my two computers. I use the second computer to hold my 'Ghost' backups of the first computer. My OS is WinXP SP2.

I will be eternally grateful if you will please point me towards a solution.

Palmer Thongwa.

A:Can connect to internet, but my computers do not see each other. Please help.

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Hey, I was wondering if any of you guys would be able to help me. I'm having a bit of trouble with either my modem or my computer, I don't know which.

My Problem: I can't connect two computers to my internet (broadband).

Modem: D-Link DSL-302G
ISP: Optus
Computer 1:
AMD Athlon 64 3000+
512 mb RAM
Windows XP Pro
120 gb HDD
On-Board 10/100 mb Ethernet port
Radeon 9550 256mb Graphics Card
Computer 2:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
512 mb RAM
Windows XP Pro
80 gb HDD
On-Board 100/1000 mb ethernet port
On-board graphics card

A:Can't connect 2 computers to Internet

"Can't connect" means what? The plugs don't fit?

What exactly do you want to do?

By the looks of it, you should be attempting to connect the modem to one of the computers via USB and then use Windows ICS and a crossover cable to hook up the second.

If you had other ideas, then you either didn't tell us about something or it just plain can't work.

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Today I bought a DES-1005D switch so I could connect to the internet using my PC and Laptop at the same time. I have a Modem provided by my ISP but it only has 1 port, so no other computers connect, so instead i got myself a switch, I'm trying to see if it works, but it will not connect to the internet, i remove the cable from where its plugged into the modem and put it into the switch, and also a another cable connected to the laptop to the switch.

For some reason it will not connect, anything I'm doing wrong?

A:Trying to connect to the internet using 2 computers

return it -- a switch will not do what you desire -- you need a router.

that said, it should allow ONE system to work, but as soon as you connect the second,
both will loose the connection.

look carefully and the markings; ONE should be an UPLINK -- that is the one to the modem.

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Below is the HijackThis log file on my laptop which is one of my 2 computers on my network, the other being my desktop. I have no idea what has happened or what infections I have. But I cannot even open HijackThis on my desktop computer to post my log file! Some of the problems I am having is:1. Keyboard putting in several characters when typing only one key on my laptop.2. Can't access Internet Explorer Internet Options on either computer (and I have ran AML Free Registry Cleaner and also read tut's on how to remove restrictions in regedit without any luck).3. Can't open my HijackThis on my desktop Computer!4. Dll errors on my laptop.5. Subscript used with Non Array variables on startup error after running a registry repair on my laptop.6. Can't update my antivirus programs on my desktop.I have ran AVG, Adware, Spybot, Malewarebytes, and a AML Free Registry Cleaner with some luck on this computer but none on my desktop computer. I have ran in both safe mode and regular mode when possible.I have windows XP.Here is my HijackThis log file for my laptop below, how can I get it to run on my desktop?????Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:51:51 PM, on 11/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

A:Problems on 2 Networked Computers

Please, can someone please help me!?? I am in bad need of help here.

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I'm rebuilding my home network and I'm having a few issues.

First, My Laptop A can connect to my PC via the network and open all folders except one. It says "You do not have the permission to access this file"

Second, My PC can't access Laptop A at all. Error code 0x80070035 network path not found.

Third, Laptop B cannot Access the PC at all. Same error code as problem #2.

Finally, I connected a external hdd onto the router but no cpu seems to find it.

I know it's a lot of problems, but the network used to work in the past and it started doing all of this when I deleted some common picture files from the network, I tried putting them back on, but it doesn't change anything.

My end goal is to get a functionning network and put password restrictions on all files.

Thank you for your time.

A:Can't access networked computers

What operating system are you running? XP? Win7? You might want to make sure they are all on the same workgroup. The instructions are kinda different depending on the O/S.

Just click the start button and type in change workgroup, and follow the directions.

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Hi guys, I'm really hoping someone can help.

I have a network in place with STUDY-PC, LOUNGE-PC and LAPTOP and SYNOLOGYHUB (NAS)

Both the lounge and study PCs can see all the above in Start->Network. However, the laptop can only see itself. Even though the other computers can see the laptop, the laptop cannot see anything.

Actually, that's not quite right, the laptop can see the study as a media device, but not as a network place.

This is the case if the laptop is wired or wireless.

They're all on the same workgroup. They're all Win7 64 bit.

Please, can anyone shed any light on why the laptop is blind?

Thanks ever so much :-)


A:Laptop won't see networked computers

You should make sure the laptop isn't labeled as a Public network location. If it is then you will want to change it to a Home or Work network, what ever the other machines are.

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I have 2 computers (both running WinXP SP2) setup in a wireless network (dlink adsl modem/router). The main computer is connected to the router by cable and the other computer connected via wireless NIC.
Both computers can access the internet, and I can ping each computer from the other but I cannot connect them to share files, etc.
I have worked through several tutorials and all the settings seem to be right, however when I try to view each computer within View Workgoup Computers, I cannot access them.
On the main computer, both are listed in the workgroup, however when I click on the icon I get an error message saying that the network path was not found.
ON the second computer, when I try to View Workgroup Computers I just get an error message saying that Workgroup is not accessible.
Any suggestions?

A:Can't Access Networked Computers

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Hi! I have 2 laptops and a desktop. All of them are now running Windows 7.

I am unable to print from either of the laptops. I have set up my Home Group and made sure each computer has the same password.

The HP printer I have is connected via USB port to the desktop. I can print from the desktop. When I try to print from either of the laptops it does not print.

Please help-is their a sequence of things I should check on each computer?


A:Can't Print from networked computers

Have you made sure the printer share settings are enabled?

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I have a couple of computers running on a local network, connected via a Technicolor 105+ TC8305C (xfinity router) most are wired, but 2-3 are wireless. My ISP is comcast. I think we use cable. Everyone uses Norton 360 Premier Edition.
My IPCONFIG -all - Pastebin.com

^That was because of this

My problem is that I want to reference another computer, PERSON-PC, to use the msg command, and some other thing I forgot. I have remote desktop and security setup, preferably I want to setup some environment variables.

A:name/env variable for networked computers

Your DNS Servers are pointing to external servers.

This will make internal DNS queries - I.E. PERSON-PC get resolved on an external server.

Your DNS Server needs to be changed to your local router.

As you are getting DHCP from, I wuold suggest changing the LAN DHCP Settings to give out the router as the DNS Server. OR Setup static IP Addresses.

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I have successfully networked two computers and have Internet access on both. How do I enable file and program sharing as well? One is XP and the other is Win 98. Thanks for any/all help.

A:Solved: Networked two computers--what now?


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I have a new second p/c that I just hooked up. Both of them are running w2k & are connected to a D-link router. I can get to the internet from both computers and both units are in the router log. My problem is that they don't communicate with each other. I would like to use the newer larger unit as as server or main storage unit but I cant get them to see the other. I have them set up to automatically detect settings. 1 IP address is and the other is Please help

A:Networked Computers Cant Talk

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

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I have a laptop and a desktop which are directly connected with a cat-5 cable.the laptop IP is and the desktop IP is so far the laptop can ping with the desktop, but not the other way around . i need help finding the program\firewall or other reason it doesn't work. help would be GREATLY welcome. thanks!

A:Solved: I can't get both computers networked

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I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry
Here was the answer from the firstmail.
Attached are the IPCONFIG /ALL files
Thank You
Nov 2003

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PC_Wiz (Senior Member) (IP)

(02-08-2004 06:04 PM) report / quote / edit (#2)

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

A:Networked Computers Cant Talk

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I have upgraded my vista home premium to Win 7. I now cannot access the Xp computers on my home network but I can access my other Vista computers ok. I can ping all by ip and name ok. But file access just comes up with error 0x80070035 'the network path was not found'. All the computers can access the Win7 computer and read files ok. All the computers are on the same workgroup, Nothing been changed on any other computer as it all worked before this upgrade! Tried disabling the firewall, set to Home network, no homegroup set. The original vista drive which I 'ghosted' before I upgraded to 7 still works with full access to all networked computers.

A:No access to networked xp computers

Hey Boogieman! If it helps any, I can relate! I had the same problem during the betas. I did a clean install of RC and for a while, all was well. This morning, something changed on my laptop. It can no longer access my windows xp machine. Gives the same error: "the network path was not found". I also did a clean install of RC on my desktop machine and it is still working fine with the xp machine networked. I have compared everything I can think to compare and all is the same yet my laptop doesn't see my xp machine. I can ping it fine and even see it in the network but when I double click it, it gives me the same error. I hope someone has a fix for this!

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We have a Dell desktop with Vista and an internal modem on MSN dial-up, yes it's slow. My wife has just purchase a Toshiba netbook with Windows 7 for use at work and meetings. She plans to occasionally use it at home. We will NOT be networking the computers or using the internet simulataneously. What would be the best method and how to connect? Wireless or hard wire is okay. How do I set-up the netbook for MSN? Can I use the same disc I used on the desktop or would it be one application only? Thanks for any info, just wanted good advice ahead of experimentation.

A:Two computers, one dial-up ISP, non-networked

If the Toshiba has an internal modem, I'd just configure it for your dial-up ISP.

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I have two networked computers (they are also Homegrouped). When printing from my desktop, there is no problem (the printer is connected to the desktop, it is not directly connected to the laptop). However, I don't know how to print from the laptop.

A:@ computers networked, can't print from one of them???

Hi flycaster. This is easily fixed, but need a couple of answers first:

Presumably, as they are homegrouped both machines are running 7?
Can you share files and folders between them?
What is the printers make and model?
Under "OS" in your system specs you list Windows 7 HP 64 bit twice, I assume this means both machines are 64 bit?
Lastly, from the desktop, please open command prompt and type
ipconfig /all
and post back the results.

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Network help!!!

Ok I have 8 computers
2 computer will have a camera attached to it importing photos as they are being shot. (2 photo stations) Trick is I need to transfer all photos taken in real time to the remaining 6 computers at the same time.
What is the best way to do this and what software to export all photos to the six computers.
I'm running windows 7. I set this up as a home group but it was really slow. When I tried to use a network printer it would freeze the network?
I need it to monitor new files as the photos come in. Also all photos also need to be copied to 6 different computers so guest could access their photo on any computer.

This is how I currently have it set up. I have 2 Computers with cameras attached that takes the photos and sends them to PC1 (My Server Computer) The server computer also has the network printer attached. Each photo is about 300K-500K size. Different photo is transfer every 15 seconds. The server computer is also connected to the other 5 Computers. The guest goes to one of the computers, scans a card and their photo pops up which is located on the server computer, they also have an option to print the photo. The problem is when the guests scans their card the photo is very slow to pull up ( about 15-20 seconds ) Second is when they hit print it freezes up sometimes for up to 2 minutes. I connected as a home group and first did connection wireless Then connect everything through a Ethernet cord which speed it just a little not m... Read more

A:Network Help!!! 8 Computers need to be networked!

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We have a VPN on a Cisco RV320. We also have a WINs server set up. When I access the VPN from my windows 7 laptop I can ping our server by name and IP address. But I am not able to view any devices apart from my own on the Network Places window. When I
am inside the network I am seeing all of the computers just fine. When my boss accesses the VPN from his windows 10 laptop he cannot ping our server by name but he can ping it by IP address.

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Hello everyone, I am having trouble connecting a laptop to the Internet. Basically when I connect a network cable into my laptop, I CANNNOT to the Internet. However, when I use my friend's laptop, and plug in the same network cable into his laptop, we can connect to the Internet.

I have tried disabling the software firewall, reseting the router/modem, and I am still having the same problem.

Also, I tried performing a IPCONFIG RELEASE/RENEW, and I ran into an error message that said to the extent of 'cannot perform this operation, because a media is disconnected," normally this refers to the network cable not being plugged in, however the cable is securely plugged into my laptop!!!

also, when i try pinging the router, i dont not get any successful replies back, only failure reports, i.e. packets sent = 4, packents lost = 4

So I believe its something to do with the fact that my laptop is not connecting up properly with the router, however, when I try plugging in my friends laptop, using the exact same network cable, it works without any problems????
I welcome all ideas/suggestions to what the cause of this problem might be??

thanks again!!!!

A:Solved: cannot connect to Internet, but other computers can??

Check this:
Start> Run> type: devmgmt.msc then hit OK.
Expand the list of network adapters by clicking on the + sign by the Network
Adapter listing. If no Ethernet cards are listed, you may have a faulty Ethernet card.
If card listed, double-click on your Ethernet card to view properties.
Check the device status area in the middle of the properties window to see if your network card is
working properly.

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Ola peeps!!

Used to be much better with computers but having left the IT industry a few years ago (well... basic tech support! lol!) I seem to have forgotten how they work!!

I Have 2 desktop pc's and 2 laptops that I would like to be able to see each other to access files... planning to set up a file server in the future but can't afford it just yet!

Everything can connect to the router and access the internet but the computers can't ping each other!!!

I've searched and not got a clear answer to this... I've checked all my settings and they seem to be right...

I was hoping to get the ps3 set up as a media server but can't access it!! again that connects to t'interweb fine but can't see other computers...

PC's are running vista, 7 x64 and xp...

any help would be massively appreciated!!!

A:Computers connect to router + Internet... But can't see each other!!

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First off let me say im not very technical .. sorry

Here's our problem, I have a DLINK router, it says its a 10/100 DSS-5+ and we recently moved to a new house. Before we moved, the internet worked perfect, but now we are in another location with a new ISP and since then we cannot get both our computers on the internet at the same time. When I am on the internet, and my bf tries.. it tells him 'page cannot be displayed'. I believe he has already tried going into the router and trying to set an IP up. We are also both using Vista, and did the network fix thing.

My bf is a technical guy, but he cannot seem to get it to work, and I dont really know what troubleshooting steps hes taken, but right now only 1 can use the internet via direct connection to the modem.

Any help would be appreciated


A:Cannot connect two computers to the internet at the same time.

Sounds like the router is either connected using the wrong port or the router's config is scrambled.
The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.

Note that the wireless encryption and channel selection will have to be done after the basic wired connection is established, the first step is to get wired connections working.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous command output!

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address>

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