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Q: Unable to connect to network shares

Win7 install went perfect. Loving it so far.

Came home and hooked up to wireless network. I can see my server and the 5 shared folders available. But I am unable to connect to any of them. Each time it says
"Windows cannot access \\server\storage"
"You do not have permission to access \\server.....

Any ideas?

FYI Yes I have network discovery on etc etc. These ARE password protected folders, but it's not even prompting me for a user/pass. When I attempt to Create a network drive and use different credential which is an account on that machine it says "it's currently mapped using a different username and password"

Thank you

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A: Unable to connect to network shares

Check permissions on the remote machine for the folders that can not be accessed. Give permissions to "everyone." Click permissions as in my screenshot.

Map the drives using an admin account's user/pass from remote machine, by choosing to connect with different credentials as you've said.

Reboot the remote machine if you're still having problems. It will rid of that currently mapped error. If it doesn't, go on remote machine and allow more users to connect to the remote folders. For each one. Same place where you grant "everyone" permission.

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I have a Windows 7 machine sending shares across the network. Other Windows 7 machines have no problems connecting, but XP machines cannot connect. (Win7 can connect to XP shares).

I have adjust every setting that I have seen to no avail. This includes turning off HomeGroups, turning off password. Removing my password from my user account. Adding "Everyone" to each of the shares. I have even messed with the Local Group Policy Editor to send unencrypted passwords to third party SMB's.

Any help would be appreciated. I have searched everywhere and found no luck.

A:Solved: XP Machines unable to connect to Windows 7 Shares


Had many windows updates pending. Installed those and restarted, and works fine.

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Hi, I have a private network with 2 vista machines both running home premium 32bit and a mac running leopard, I can see every other machine and connect to them all but it won't allow me to connect to any of the shares I have set up in a root directory. I have tried to share 2 drives c & d with those names and set up the advanced priveleges for everyone with full control and I can see them from my other vista computer but it won't let me connect, stating I do not have permission to use this network resource, access denied. Am I missing something really simple here? I know it is a problem with the permissions on NTFS drives as I can share a fat32 drive at the root and have no problems, incidentally that is the only drive I can connect to from my mac as well.

I have followed all the guides and set up the sharing as reccommended on the guides on this site, all the settings were correct, the only thing I have changed is the NTLMv2 settings from 3 to 1 in the registry, but that is just for Samba and the mac to connect as far as I am aware and it shouldn't be that as I only did that with one of my vista machines.

So is there any way to connect to a share on the root, I am sure I had it working at one time with Vista, but that may have been several installations ago now, any help or advice would be gratefully received, thanks

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Hi, I have a private network with 2 vista machines both running home premium 32bit and a mac running leopard, I can see every other machine and connect to them all but it won't allow me to connect to any of the shares I have set up in a root directory. I have tried to share 2 drives c & d with those names and set up the advanced privileges for everyone with full control and I can see them from my other vista computer but it won't let me connect, stating I do not have permission to use this network resource, access denied. Am I missing something really simple here? I know it is a problem with the permissions on NTFS drives as I can share a fat32 drive at the root and have no problems, incidentally that is the only drive I can connect to from my mac as well.

I have followed all the guides and set up the sharing as recommended on the guides on this site, all the settings were correct, the only thing I have changed is the NTLMv2 settings from 3 to 1 in the registry, but that is just for Samba and the mac to connect as far as I am aware and it shouldn't be that as I only did that with one of my vista machines.

So is there any way to connect to a share on the root, I am sure I had it working at one time with Vista, but that may have been several installations ago now, any help or advice would be gratefully received, thanks

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Have have about six instances now all are X1 Carbon 5th Gen using Thinkpad TBT 3 Dock. Laptops are not on recall list. In every instance when trying to connect to shares on these laptops get the following error from diagnostics. "The device or resource (computer name) is not set up to accept connections on port "The File and printer sharing (SMB)".  Contact your network administrator." All comptuer are Windows 10 Pro 64bit. All have the latest TBT 3 dock drivers from website. All aspects of SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support are installed. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support. All other comptuers in the environment are not having this issue. I believe there is some issue with the Thinkpad TBT 3 Dock Ethernet. Anyone ran into this? If so did you find a fix?

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Greetings all. As the title says, our Win7 desktop (with a wireless NIC) during boot up reports it is unable to connect to the shared network folders on our WinXP-Pro workstation (wired nic). After the OS is booted, we can left-click on the mapped drive (shown with a red X), and then navigate the folders without issue (also the red x disappears). Our other two WinXP-Pro PCs (also wired NICs) have no trouble connecting at boot up. I have read the many threads at sevenforums on the "unable to connect" threads, tried the suggestions given to the others and have not found a solution. One interesting point of observation, I do not recall others clarifying if this issue was occurring with their wired or wireless connected PCs.

So my question, Is this issue because the Win7 OS has finished booting before the shared drives are recognized as available to the OS?

If this is not the root of the issue, does anyone know if I replace the WinXP OS with Win7 OS (HDD rebuild), will the XP-PRO PCs have similar issue with accessing the shared folders on the Win7 PC ?

I appreciate any insight, guidance, and recommendation all may have in the matter.


A:Win7 does not connect to XP-Pro network shares

If your network is connected ok, that is,
1. You can view all other networked computers from any station
2. You can access anyone of those computers to view shared folder

but you cannot open the folder, then it is a security issue. Check your sharing permissions for your shared folders

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I've got 2 Western Digital Network drives hard wired on my network, a My Book World and an EX2.
Since upgrading to Windows 10 I've had intermittent problems viewing and setting network drives. I've read a lot of other posts and tried a number of things suggested without success. WD Support have run out of ideas.

The WD Discovery tool finds the Network drives, but the box to map network drive is greyed out. I can access the desktop control panel from my browser. If I try to add a network location the drives are not listed. If I try to add the drive letter \\WDMYCLOUDEX2\Public the network path is not found?

I have another Windows 10 computer on the network which can access the drives without issue - so it must be a setting on my PC. Tried disabling my Kaspersky security - still not being seen?
I suspect that this has been as a result of a windows upgrade?

Anybody had similar issues?

A:Unable to map Network Shares Windows 10

Well would you believe it;

My computer has just updated itself to Windows 10 Pro Version 1511, OS Build 10586.3 and the drives are showing again.
I knew it was something to do with a previous update.............

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When i try and access a network share windows seems to be searching for files on my HD. Also i cant find the "display run command " option in start menu properties.


A:Help - Unable to access network shares

Hi Leeboy, welcome to the forums.

I'm still very much a noob at networking so can't answer the first question, sorry

I can, however, answer the second....

Right-Click the Taskbar -> Properties -> Start Menu -> Customize, it's about 2/3 down the list

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I have a computer that is dedicated to file sharing. it is running XP Pro SP2. i re-installed the OS and now i can not access the shared folders. I have simple file sharing disabled. the firewall on the server is set to allow file and printer sharing. on each computer (accessing and accessed) i have the same username and password (same setup as before.) if i have the server setup with username and pass and the accessing computer with no password i can not access the servers shares. but as soon as i put a password on the accessing computer then i can access the shares no problem. the issue i am really running into is that non account similar computers can not access the shares. a username and password prompt is given. on each of the share folders itself i have the sharing permissions set to everyone:Read. folder security i have set to everyone:Traverse Folder / Execute File, List Folder / Read Data. Read Attributes, Read Extended Attributes, and Read Permissions under the advanced edit. Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and Read under regular. with all that it still wants the username and pass. i even added the anonymous logon and network accounts and still the same issue. if anyone has some answers i would really appreciate it.

A:Unable to acces network shares

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Is there something inherent to Windows 8.1 that prevents it from accessing shares on a domain?
I know that it cannot join a domain, but does that also mean that it cannot access shares which are on a domain?
My problem is that I have several user that are running windows 8.1 that are connecting to our network via a VPN.
The users have domain accounts but their computers as windows 8.1 cannot joined to the domain.

So to access network shares they have to use their domain credentials to create a VPN connection.
Once connected the user can RDP to systems on the domain using their domain accounts, so I know that their user names/passwords and permissions are correct. They can access these systems using the computer name, so I don't feel that I have a DNS issue.
They can see the shares on our file server, but when they try to access their departments shared file, they receive an access denied message. There are a few shares that are completely wide open, shared to all users and all departments but they cannot access
those shares either.
You can ping the file server, from the the client when they are connected to the VPN but you just cannot access any of the shares.
I am thinking that it has something to do with windows 8.1 and not being able to join a domain, but I cannot find anything to explicitly support this thought.
Other users running a variety different OS (windows 7, OSX, Linux) can all access the shares without any problems via the VPN, so I am a litt... Read more

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i'm using a dell inspiron 8600, sp3. i've never had problems accessing the internet until a few weeks ago when i moved. i was slated to join in on my roommmates network, but for some reason I cannot connect. Or more precisely, I connect for about 2 seconds, and I'm immediately bumped off. My roommates tried to fix it, but in vain. the signal is coming in strong on my computer, so I'm not sure what the issue is. any help is definitely welcomed.

A:perpetual acquiring network address/unable to connect to roommates network

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I am hoping that someone can help me.
We have three computers at home two which are connected to router and working fine and my laptop.
My laptop was connecting to my home wireless network until my daughter used it last. Now it will not connect at all
I used to have to follow the steps below for some reason and then it would connect fine:
Wireless network connections
Change advanced settings
Wireless Networks tab
Then into properties for my wireless network and in association retype my password and then it would connect. (it seemed like to much work every time but it still worked)
There was other networks in the list which i deleted and wireless network connection shows that the network connection strength is excellent but it just seems to get stuck aquiring the network address. I have tried repair etc.

Can someone please help me with this as maybe it's just something simple!!

A:Unable to connect to wireless network acquiring network addressaddress

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I wonder if anyone can help. We recently installed a new wireless router, and all the other computers in our house can access the internet. But for some reason I can only connect to the network, even though it says there's full connectivity.

I called the customer careline for our internet providers, and they said it was a problem with my computer settings, rather than the router. But they said they couldn't advise me any further unless I paid for it, hence my need to look for advice elsewhere....


A:Can connect to network, but unable to connect to internet

Hi carrickfergus, and welcome to TSG!

Please do the following:

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type CMD.

Press OK.

In the Command Prompt, type ipconfig /all.

Press Enter.
Copy (right-click and Select All > press Enter) the entire content of that window and paste it to your next reply.

Use a working computer to download and copy HijackThis to a USB flash drive. Plug it into your faulty computer and install the program:

Please click HERE to download HijackThis.

Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything

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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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As a total beginner at connecting to a network via wifi i could use some info to get me connected.
I have found the correct network at my flat which is used by all other people in the property.
I have the password too.
When trying to connect i am getting the error message telling me the network is out of range.
The previous flat owner and fellow flatmates can acces the network.
The hub is in the property next door a floor lower (approx 50ft at most).

Please help!!!!

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Recently I switched ISPs to Qwest, after switching I noticed a severe lag in my wireless internet feed to my PC. I was able to connect to my network and access my internets as I pleased. Recently after that my mum had her laptop's wireless card fritz out. She called a gent from Geek Squad to come out and he re-worked the wireless set-up and updated the firmware for our router and everything. He was unable to get to my computer in time to set me into the network and as usual with them, their directions on how I am to set it up were forgotten and then never written down.

So, that night when I went to access my network it did not show up in the list of available networks. My wireless card is 2 weeks old and works fine, it's just a matter of integrating myself into the network. Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Unable to connect to network on my PC.

Well first off, don't go to Geek Squad, they seriously don't know anything.

OKay and 2nd, I need more info, what is the wireless router model, what kind of secruity, what is your new ISP and if it comes down to anything, you may have to install a new update onto your ISP or for your router. My mother had the same problem when she got her new Vista laptop.

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I have been automatically been getting logged into my wifi network from day one. My laptop came with windows 10 pre loaded.Now all of a sudden i get "unable to connect to this network" when i try put my wifi password in.The network is running all fine. Its this laptop that doesnt work.I have turned all updates off so i dont even get them so that cant be the problem.What can i do please to get my wifi up again. Nothing works from what ive read in the forums.Rossross1

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I have set up a small network in my office - the computers included all use the same Workgroup Name = WORKGROUP. We use a combination of Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. I just set up the newest Windows 7 Professional pc and I am getting the following error when trying to access:

\\FISCHER-PC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon Failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.

I am setup on all PC's as an Administrator. I have confirmed that the Workgroup Name matches. I can see the PC when I "view devices on the network". I can't seem to even gain access to the computer to see if I can access the folders I've shared.

I followed the same procedures with a PC running Windows 7 and have had no issue getting access to the computer.


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Since recently I am no longer able to connect to my router from one of my laptops. The connection is failing wireless as well as by cable. My other two laptops are having no problem at all so I think it is a problem with the laptop.

I check other posts and found I could do a TCP/IP reset so I have done that.
If have executed these commands on a elevated command line:
- netsh winsock reset catalog
- netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log
- netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

I have restared the laptop afterwards but the problem remains: I am unable to connect to the router.

This is the output of the "ipconfig /all" command (command is ran while I've had only the adapter with the cable enabled, wireless adapter was disabled):

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D3-84-4E-AF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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I have been trying to connect to my university's network, but I am unable. I USED to be able, but now something changed and I can't. I am pretty sure that my Ethernet card is working properly, since when I plug in the cord I get a blinking green light, and it says that the driver is installed and working properly. Plus, when I run IPCONFIG, it gives me an IP Address and Subnet Mask. However, it does NOT give me either a Connection-Specific DNS Suffix nor a Default Gateway. I checked, and I am pretty sure that I have no firewalls (including the built-on XP one) running. Any idea why I can get an IP address and not connect to the network? My computer is registered with the university, and I used to be able to get online.
Thank you!!!!

A:Unable to connect to network

Can you connect to any other site on the Internet? If you can the problem is probably not with your side of the connection.

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I tried to connect my laptop with "Airtel 4G Hotspot" Device. Sometimes it connect with wifi but some times it says "Unable to connect this network". Using some youtube videos, I have done "Forget" method and something "Enable" process in wifi driver software.

Still am so much frustrated with it. Please help me for the same. Am also something technical and developer. Please guide me, what is the reason for it and what is solution for it.


Aditya Sharma

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Windows XP Pro
3.0 Mhz P4
1 GB PC3200 RAM
On-Board NIC

Let me run down the spiel of this network saga:

Power surge happened Sunday afternoon. Sunday morning, I was connected fine. The orange light on the NIC shows it's on, but no connectivity. I have Comcast. Comcast modem is showing 4 lights - Power, Receive, Send, and Online. There is also a PC/Activity Light. That is suppose to show orange and nothing is blinking there. I also have a wireless network setup. The wireless router is responding and it seems to be getting activity from the LAN. I have a laptop that is setup wireless, but it won't connect to the internet since my modem doesn't have LAN activity.

I was on the phone w/ Comcast trying to figure this out. Replaced out network cables, reset modem numerous times, reset PC numerous times, hard-wired modem to the PC, hard-wired modem to my laptop with LAN enabled, still nothing. Comcast said to replace out modem. Replaced it out and still no connectivity. Brought my PC up to work to determine if it's a bad NIC or not. I had a live connection and I notice the orange light on my NIC is still on with or without any ethernet cable. Powered the PC on and still no connectivity. Uninstalled NIC and the PC detected the NIC. Still no connection. Checked in BIOS to see if on-board LAN is on and it is on. Reset BIOS and still no connectivity. Any other suggestions or bad NIC?

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Hi there, unfortunately I had to go onto a website last night called "Audible" because I have a payment on my credit card showing and I wanted to know what it was. My pop up browser warned me that the site may contain harmful content but I had to proceed to be able to find out what I was being charged for. I accessed the site via an email. I have tried to open up my laptop this morning and a sign popped up saying a corrupt file had changed my homepage. I cannot click on it to set is as my default. I cannot connect to the internet either, when I click on network places and highlight my usual one it comes up with a message "This is taking longer than usual". Can anyone out there help me please ?

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I accessed the site via an email.Click to expand...

??? Do you mean that you received a fake email with a malicious link, clicked on the link and ignored the "harmful content" warning? If so I suggest you post the info requested by Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum and then click on Report and request this thread be moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum.

If that's not what you meant please explain, and show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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I've got a laptop that cannot connect to network anymore, both wireless and fixed. when it tries to connect to the network, it sets an ip address in the range of -
further more, i saw that the HP Wireless Assistant starts all by itself after a few minutes that I start the laptop, although the wireless adapter is disabled.
now, i keep the computer completely disconnected from the network trying to figure out what is it to be done.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by user at 8:49:37 on 2011-11-10
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.1250.40.1033.18.2991.2042 [GMT 2:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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HelloI Would like you to do the following.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links. I want you to save it to the desktop and run it from there.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you. Note 1: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote 2: If you recieve an error "Illegal operation attempted on a registery key that has been marked for deletion." Please restart the computer"information and logs"In your next post I need the following
Log from Combofixlet me know of any problems you may have had
How is the computer doing now?Gringo

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I've just installed a new modem as a result of upgrading by broadband and my windows 8 PC won't connect. I've googled and followed almost every tip

ipconfig /release
ipconfig / renew

ipconfig /release6
ipconfig / renew6

ipconfig /flushdns

plus whatever else is out there. Every other device worked a treat except my desktop on windows 8.

When I try and do a ipconfig /renew it goes away and eventually comes back saying it could not find the DHCP server, what am I missing???

help please

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My son's computer will not connect to the home network. He has Windows 7 and has a wireless adapter in his computer. He was able to get on just fine. He downloaded Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Security Essentials and suddenly his computer could see the network but could not connect to it. We did a system restore to before the things he had downloaded but still unable to connect. When I do ipconfig this is what I get:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Jake>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4C-C3-74-7A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4C-C3-74-7B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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I've been trying to help a friend fix her computer. I seem to be stuck and can't figure it out.

I scanned it with AVG and the only infection that shows up is Trojan horse BackDoor.Generic14.BZSZ. I also scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and quite a bit more infected files showed up. It crashes whenever I try to repair anything. The computer is running Windows 7 32bit. The only obvious symptoms I can see is it's not able to connect to any network.

Any help would be appreciated!

DDS and GMER logs have been attached.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7601.17514
Run by Maria Valdes at 14:16:42 on 2012-02-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1050 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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Hello luie620,

Welcome to the forum and apologies for the delay. If the issue is not resolved yet please update me on the current of the condition.

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Ok so Ive recently reinstalled my Dell Laptop, I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64&Bit and I could connect to other wireless networks but I can't connect to my home one!? I did try shutting the modem/router and starting it again but didnt work, I did install the right drivers? Please help me!


A:Unable to connect to this network

and welcome to the Forum

I moved your threat to the Networking Forum. Has this pc ever connected to your home network before?

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error a... Read more

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i have an hp deskjet 960c running through a network, which i can't connect to. network is up and running fine. try to troubleshoot, i get an print spooler service is not running message. only way i can get it to connect is to shut the printer down and rebooting, but after like 5 minutes, it goes down again. tried stopping and restarting spooler, and deleting spool files. any other suggestions? sorry running on windows xp.

A:unable to connect to network printer

you didn't mention what OS you are on, but try this-
go to the printer's properties and go to the Details tab, click on Spool Settings, and then put a check in Print Directly to Printer. Click OK twice and try that.

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I recently reloaded Windows XP Home on a Compaq EVO N600 Laptop. Everything seems to be fine, except the wireless adapter will nor attach to a wireless network. I see a secure network and enter the correct WAP No. but it will not connect. It worked just fine before I reloaded the operating system. What Am I missing here?

A:Solved: Unable to connect to Network

I reloaded windows, and the problem went away. I must have got a bad load the first time.

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Both my computers, Desktop (ethernet connection) and my laptop (wireless) were in the same network up until I changed my internet modem Hitron model CODA 4582U (Rogers cable, ON, CA). After doing the wired connection of the new medem to my desktop, since it does not have a wireless card or adapter, I am having difficulty in creating a homegroup because they are in two different network. In my desktop under system settings, network shows as WORKGROUP and but in my laptop under system settings network shows as ZNETWORK, it appears system has automatically defaulted it as domain network not as peer to peer. As such both the computers are not in the same network, WORKGROUP. I think because of that I am having difficulty in making my laptop to join the homegroup. In the laptop file explorer my desktop does not appear either under Network folder or Homegroup folder.

Further, through Control Panel > System I tried to change the name ZNETWORK to WORKGROUP. But is does not allow me to do that either, I can change only the name of the computer not the workgroup.

Any assistance in bringing thesee two computers under one network and to create a homegroup would be appreciated.

A:Unable to connect my two computers to the same network

Are you saying that you think the PCs are on different networks (in spite of being connected to the same router) or in different Workgroups? Having the PCs in the same Workgroup is not necessary for Homegroups, and not necessary for file sharing (but sometimes makes it easier).

If one of the PCs is in a Domain you must have joined the domain, as Windows does not default to Domain instead of Workgroup.

Please show a screenshot of the relevant portion of the System window, since you say that the discrepancy is shown there. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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I recently bought a new HP V6000 laptop. I am having problems connecting wirelessly to my local security-enabled network in my new rented accomodation - I display the network when listing the available wireless networks. It cannot be the laptop as i have connected to many other similar networks with ease!

I did manage to connect once the other day by connecting it using the cable instead of attempting to connect wirelessly and then when switching back to wireless connection it was still working. However i had the same problem again, tried the same solution but it does not work anymore???

I just cant seem to pick up the signal. The 2 other people in the house do not have this problem and have full signal from the network.

Any ideas how i can sort this problem - i no expert with computers!


A:Unable to connect to local network

Have you power cycled the router??

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I was recently infected with the Live Security Platinum malware and took steps to remove it. After removal, Microsoft Security Essentials could not be started, saying The specified service does not exist as an installed service. On another site, I was told to run Combofix to try and correct the problem. Once I ran it, the problem waqs not fixed AND I am now unable to connection to my internet connection. I know there is no problems with the modem, as plugging directly into my laptop shows there is no problem with the connection. So now I am stuck and have received no assistance at the other site and thought I would see if I could get assistance here. I am currently running Windows Vista 64 bit. The internet connection shows as an unidentified network with access to Local Only. Here is the Log from Combofix. Thanks for any assistance.

ComboFix 12-09-14.03 - Owner 09/15/2012 9:19.1.6 - x64
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.8173.6762 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: c:\users\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
* Created a new restore point
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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A:Ran Combofix, now unable to connect to network

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Using a good computer download these tools to a CD or Flash drive and copy the downloaded files to the Desktop of the problem computer.Please download and run this DDS Scanning Tool. Nothing will be deleted. It will just give me some additional information about your system.Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr <- not recommended if you use Chrome to download this .scr file. Use the other options.DDS.pifDDS.COMDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.Please just paste the contents of the DDS.txt log in your next post. DO NOT attach the log.===Please download MiniToolBox to Desktop and run it.Check mark the following boxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logClick Go and copy/paste the log (Result.txt) into your next post.Note: When using &... Read more

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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum so please forgive me if this question has been asked and answered before-i'm not "techy" so I don't really know all the correct terms to do a search by.

I have a "new to me" laptop. Its a Dell Inspirion 9300. I am unable to log on to the wireless network. I see that there's an excellent connection and my computer is telling me that I am connected but when I try to access the internet, via Chrome, I get nada. I get a message telling me that the DNS look up failed, I'm using Windows XP, have Norton Internet Security and am using the Wise 365 Registry Cleaner (it was acting funky before I downloaded the registry cleaner). Is there anything else I need to include? I know the computer's old, but I never had a problem accessing the internet before.

Thanks in advance!

A:Unable to connect to wireless network

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Hello! First post here, probably won't be my last

Here's the situation... I'm trying to connect to my wireless network, but when I do, it simply says "Windows could not connect to (my network name)"
Then I go to troubleshooting, and I get to a loading screen that says "Detecting problems, looking for problems in adapter, resolving problems, ver... etc" and then another window pops up when that's done, that basically tells me to reset the adapter, wait 10 seconds, yada yada you know how that goes.

I reset my modem, and then press "Check to see if the problem is fixed."

Same loading screen comes up as the one I posted above.Then it comes to a screen that says "Windows could not resolve your wireless connectivity issue."
There is a backstory to this. Last weekend, my mom's computer crashed (not exactly sure what happened, she is much less computer literate than I am and just credited the crash to a virus, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't it... long story short she just had a friend re-install windows 7 and whatnot.)
She needed me to her re-connected to our wireless network.. At the time, I was able to (and was) connected to our network. I ran into the same problem with hers, but ended up doing something to get it to work. I didn't meddle with any of the network options, I don't think (I can't remember... I didn't change any passwords, I left it on WPA-2 Personal, all that).
So I ... Read more

A:Windows was unable to connect to (network name)

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Hello all,

I have recently formatted my laptop because it didn't work properly anymore.
Now that it's working again, I find myself unable to connect to my wireless network.
I believe I should only have to enter my SSID code and network key while trying to access my connection.
This doesn't work.
When I try to repair the connection it hangs at connecting to wireless network.
Anybody have an idea what's wrong?

Thanks in advance

A:Unable to connect to wireless network

Did you install the wireless adapter drivers?
Look in device manager to see if there are any Yellow Marks indicating missing drivers.
You should be able to get your drivers from the maker of the laptop.

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i have hp 15-r007tx notebook and window 7 ultimate os. I have installed many drivers for wifi adapter - RT3290 802.11 b/g/n. It shows the available wifi networks.. but i am not able to connect to any network. Pls help.

A:Unable to connect to wifi network

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I've warned my gf about letting her 11 and 16y/o use the computer, as well as them, explaining that when they "accept" some offer..it's always, at best spyware, and at worst malware.

Periodically I clean it up, occasionally finding malware. The last one I found was located with the suffix .ru which is Russia. I suspect it was a trojan. When I removed it, all of a sudden, the computer which connected to the verizon modem, stopped connecting.

It's as though something within the computer has changed...? I eventually, in frustration, reformatted and reloaded win98se, expecting that to fix it. It did not.

I have tried multiple network cards, different slots, and different modems, both her dsl modem, and then at my place, via my network that feeds into verizon dsl. My other comps work just fine.

Could the malware have changed the networking somehow? Computer works just fine otherwise, but will not connect via any of three network cards, even though two work just fine in my computer.

I'm lost...any thoughts?


A:Unable to connect via network card??

First we need the systems specs. Hd size, Ram amount, cpu chip. Second try this. It's been awile since I used 98SE but I think there is an icon on the desktop called My Network or My Network Places. Double click on that. Then if you do not see the local area connection look for a link called View My Network Connections. Once you see the Local Area Connection icon make sure it is enabled. If it is not right click and click enable. If it is enabled then right click and click repair. Try to connect after that. Hope this helps.

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My son's laptop suddenly stopped being able to connect to the internet via wireless. I can see it okay but just unable to connect. I've checked the drivers and they are up to date. It shows on my network when wired and I've checked with the virus software and I can see no reason for it to be blocked.

Can you help?


A:Can see Wireless Network but unable to connect?

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2Gig RAM
300Gig HDD
512Mb Geforce 7500 LE
Intel Core Duo 2.13Ghz
Marvell Yukon 88E8056 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Okay, so here's the status. I can't connect to my network at all. There are no connections listed in the Network Connections menu in the Control Panel. The ipconfig /all results in the message 'Internal error. The request is not supported'. In the Device Manager, all the network adapter components are listed (mainly the Marvell Yukon controller), however they all have exclamation marks next to them. When checking their status they give the message 'Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)'.

I've tried reinstalling the controller drivers, as well as uninstalling the controller completely and reinstalling it.
I've also tried a few solutions (mainly from this site, actually), including the regsvr32 netshell.dll/netcfgx.dll/netman.dll commands in the cmd menu, as well as resetting tcp/ip using the netshell command.

I'm at an utter loss.
Tomorrow, I intend to open up the computer and take a look at the controller.
In the meantime, anyone have any other ideas.
Any help will be hugely appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Unable to connect to network.

Okay, opened her up, found that the NIC is integrated so I can't replace it or remove it. Searched the Acer site (PC's an E560) for any other controller drivers, but ended up with the same ones that won't work.

I am now completely stumped.

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Good day!So, this laptop always connected to a LAN cable, and we've rarely brought it away. We're rarely connected to the internet via wireless router, since I don't bring it much. In instances like that 2 years ago, we can connect it seamlessly. But lately, I've been bringing it to school, and it cannot connect by wifi to any router or hotspot.I tried the suggestions from HP Support, like the modifications done in device manager, installing an updated driver for the wireless adapter, restoring the BIOS to its default setup, and others. Still, I can't connect to the wireless networks.Any suggestions?PS: The wireless network adapter in this laptop is a 'Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter

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I have an HP Pavilion Laptop that I cannot get to connect to my wireless network. It used to connect with no problem at all. Just all of a sudden it quit connecting. And if it does connect to the network, it says that the network &#8220;has limited or no connectivity.&#8221; The IP address which I get when this happens is a 169&#8230; number. I have never had problems connecting before&#8230;THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING!
The laptop recognizes that the network is in range and receives the strongest signal so I don&#8217;t think it is a problem with the router. I have even reset the router settings just to try and fix the problem. Also tried disabling the security settings&#8230;still won&#8217;t connect.
When I do ipconfig/all, this is what it says:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;..:Amber
Primary Dns Suffix&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;:
Node Type&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.:Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;:No
WINS Proxy Enabled&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.:No
Ethernet adapter Wireless network connection 2
Media State&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;:Media Disconnected
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A:Unable to connect to my wireless network!!!

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I am receiving the message "Unable to connect to this Network" when trying to connect to a WAP at my work. It is a Linksys with no Encryption or other policies so the stuff about Cisco not being able to be used because of WPA isn;t relevant I don't believe. When my laptop was running Windows 7 it could connect fine.
Windows 8 Pro
Asus UX21e
AR9485WB-EG with he latest Windows 8 Driver from atheros.cz

A:Unable to connect to this network - No Security

In order to connect to an unsecured network you will need to change over to using a Public network. This is for security reasons.

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

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hey guys i'm not able to connect to my wireless network. the computer detects the network but says that network maybe longer in range

A:unable to connect to wireless network

would you post back an xirrus screen and also indicate which wireless is yours
Make and model of your router
{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

Then run the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.

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