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Strange internet behavior after connecting old WinXP computer to Internet

Q: Strange internet behavior after connecting old WinXP computer to Internet

I fear that an old PC I recently purchased from a garage sale may have had a virus that spread throughout my network.

First, a little bit of background about this computer. Around December of last year, it was infected by a virus that seemed to be neutralized after some assistance. But within a week, the computer wouldn't even start up anymore, as it would freeze up before even displaying the desktop icons. To my dismay, I found out that the Vista install CD had ran away to some remote area of the downstairs garage, so I installed a copy of Windows Server 2008 I had on hand (I got it for free). Anyways, long story short, it turned out there wasn't an antivirus in the world that would let me install their software without paying money, due to the fact I had a server OS. I wound up installing Microsoft Security Essentials, knowing very well that it was unsupported. But, it was the best I could do for free.

Now, let's fast forward to this weekend.
I had found and purchased a PC for 10 dollars at a garage sale. The owners said that it had been in storage for a long time, but it had some nice goodies that came with it, such as a TV tuner card, and it had Windows XP. So, with great amounts of excitement, I slammed that computer tower onto my desk, plugged it in, and turned it on. It wasn't fast, but it seemed a bit cool, and a bit of a blast to the past after having Windows Vista for the longest time. I then connected it to the Internet. At that moment, I noticed that it had a weird problem when downloading files from any site: it would start out downloading a file at full speed, but then it would slow down to a halt. 0 bytes/sec. Pausing and resuming the download would make the download go a bit faster, but doing this was definitely tedious.

And now, it appears that the problem has migrated itself to my my main PC.
Unfortunately, this makes downloading any medium-sized file a challenge. Yesterday, it took me about 1-2 hours to download a program that would usually take me less than 3 minutes to download. Resetting my router hasn't helped. It's not connected to any filters on the phone line. I'll try calling my ISP when they're open, but, knowing the fact my computer has no trustworthy virus protection, I would bet that my computer once again has a virus.

I am currently running Windows Server 2008. This problem has taken effect on any program I use to browse the Internet, whether it's Google Chrome or an installer that needs to download files off of the Internet for it's installation.

EDIT: I have confirmed that this problem also occurs on my iPod Touch, which means it must be a router problem. Could a virus still have anything to do with it, though?

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I am using a cable model and a linksys router.
I have Vista Home Premium 64 Bit.

Every time I turn on the computer I see the icon that the computer is connected to the network but I don't have internet.

I check the detail and it confirms:
It is connected to the network but not to internet.

I disconnect from the network and connect it again and now it also gets connected to the internet as expected.

The detail of my connection is:
MyHomeNetwork (Private Network)
Access: Local and Internet

I always need to disconnect and connect again my network when I start my computer. And some times when I get problems and I am not able to load web pages I need to do the same.

What is wrong?

Thank You,

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Ok, I'm relatively new at the whole computer thing and I know, "What took you so long?"

I have Windows XP but just recently, when I try to open Internet Explorer, it may take a few attempts before it opens.(ya' know the hourglass expires before anything happens) However, when I log off, ending program task panel opens, then ending program iexplore.exe opens and keeps opening for the amount of times I tried to open internet explorer.
This leads me to believe that it in fact opened somewhere but not anywhere I can see it. Also on occasion, the task panel will turn blue for quite sometime when I close out an open window.
I tried searching for an answer to this problem but to no avail, so any advice here would be most appreciated.

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Here is what is happening. Sometimes when I word processing or something offline. I get a small dial up prompt that pops up this dial up box does not connect. It is not my usual dial up box that I get when I click the network dial up icon. Here is another thing. The password is long, about twice as long as my usual one. Theres more When I go into explorer under connections the long (wrong) password is there too.

Is this some kind of hijack? If so does anyone have any info, It is bugging the crap out of me


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Hey all.

About a week ago my internet started disconnecting every 20 minutes. It happens both with wired and wireless. I'm on a college campus and everyone else is fine, its just my laptop. My sent and received bytes are also acting strange. As of right now, i have sent just over 1 million, but recieved over 14 million. I get disconnected from servers constantly and lose packet flow for the games i play. Here is my hijack this log and attatchmennt:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Ben Z on 2007-11-06 17:53:15
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
5: 2007-11-06 22:08:48 UTC - RP73 - Windows Update
4: 2007-11-06 06:45:22 UTC - RP72 - Installed VeohTV BETA
3: 2007-11-06 06:05:25 UTC - RP70 - Installed Rappelz_USA
2: 2007-11-06 03:22:36 UTC - RP68 - Windows Update
1: 2007-11-06 02:45:36 UTC - RP67 - Installed America's Army 2.8.2 Update Patch

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as Ben Z.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:55:12 PM, on 11/6/2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16546)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program File... Read more

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I know, strange title but let me explain. Recently my I started noticing when outlook receives an email the sound would be garbled. I then notice internet speeds were slow. I usually get 55-60Mbps down and after testing when the garbled new email sound happened I would be down at 4-6Mbps down. I thought this was strange so I tried updating all my drivers however they were all up to date. I then thought it was my on board ethernet on my mobo so I bought an intel pcie card and have been using it since. The problem still occurs. I see no other issues on the computer but the ones listed above. Once I restart my computer everything is back to normal. It usually last 1-2 days before the problem appears again. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Thanks in advance for any help.

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I'm currently have the issue, that mainly PDF files are handled different ways on each website.

First example: I open a PDF file in our document management system (Intranet), I only can choose to save
the file. If I open the catering menu pdf (Intranet), it opens directly in the IE11.
Seconde example: I search google for any PDF (i.e.
http://www.orimi.com/pdf-test.pdf), it opens within the IE11.
If I open Outlook Webaccess, I only can download the file.
In the past with IE 10, I have been asked to open or to save the file.

Any idea what happened here? IE 11 is configured through GPO.

Thank you for your help!

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Recently I've been having trouble closing Internet Explorer successfully. Oftentimes I'll get a very suspicious error window that says "closing this window may cause serious problems." Generally when that happens I'll end the process via Task Manager rather than clicking on anything on the error window. I'm a bit paranoid that I may be infected with a key-logger of some type and I'd very much like to keep my online accounts secured. Once I've gotten the all clear from you guys I plan on creating new strong passwords for all my accounts. It seems like I haven't seen the problem since installing the latest Windows Updates recently (including the latest malware removal tool) but I thought I'd ask the pros just to be safe rather than sorry. Thanks for any assistance you can provide. Here are the logs I've created so far per your instructions:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Shane at 10:13:48.70 on Tue 09/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1410 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
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A:Malware causing strange Internet Explorer behavior

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is km2357 and I will be helping you to remove any infection(s) that you may have.I will be giving you a series of instructions that need to be followed in the order in which I give them to you.If for any reason you do not understand an instruction or are just unsure then please do not guess, simply post back with your questions/concerns and we will go through it again.Please do not start another thread or topic, I will assist you at this thread until we solve your problems.Lastly the fix may take several attempts and my replies may take some time but I will stick with it if you do the same.Sorry for the delay in replying, the forum is very busy. If you still need help, please post a fresh DDS Log

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I hope someone can help me work this out, it's driving me crazy!
I'll try to explain it in as few words as possible!
There is a website we need to access on which we're having trouble getting some of the buttons to display.  In short it works when the internet zone is set to "Medium" but not when it's "Medium-High" (I have added it to trusted sites
but in properties it shows as "Unknown Zone (Mixed)" so seems to use the "Internet Zone" settings.)
I am trying to track down which security setting is causing the issue.  To do this my plan was to make a note of all the settings that differ between Medium and Medium-High.  However if I set it to medium-high and manually change all the settings
to be identical to medium it still doesn't work... yet if I use the "Reset to: Medium" option at the bottom it does work!  This doesn't make any sense to me.
Are there other hidden stetting affected by the "Reset to" option that I can't change manually.
Any help would really be appreciated!  Thanks!

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I just upgraded my 98se to XP pro ver 2600.
It installed correctly and so on...when it booted to Windows after the install, everything was fine, including the internet.
When i installed the necessary drivers(SoundBlaster, VIA chipset 4in1 drivers(sound,lan,and 2 other things)) and restarted, it didn't connect to the net anymore...of course i didn't install them at once, i restarted a few times and so on.

But i have the drivers correctly, and the Windows finds the IP too, but if i try to update it, it displays an error: "Cannot renew IP" or something like that.

If i pull the internet cable out, it also displays about it being pulled out.

I have my proxye setting correct too.
I just do not know what the problem is, and i am not a n00b at computers.

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when i am trying to connect to the internet i am able to connect to the wireless router but i am unable to connect to the internet.

i am getting the following diagram in network center
same problem with using wired connection also.please please help

A:Strange problem while connecting to internet

Click on the x it should fix it or give an error message.

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I have a strange (at least to me) issue. Every since I reinstalled XP media center on my system, all the program that have to connect to the internet to activate/register/update, can't. My internet works fine, no problem with connecting to any sites or anything. I first noticed the problem when I reinstalled my Roxio Creator. It has to register or something before I can use it and it will say: "connecting to server....connecting to internet to activate this product", then it gives this error: " Unsuccessful Activation There was a problem activating your product. This could be due to: An error occurred in activating your product, please try again later "

This issue also happens with my gmail notifier, it says "Cannot connect to mailbox, cannot connect to server". When I try updating my malware detector, it says unable to connect to internet, and also the same error with anything like adobe that I try updating. At first I thought it was just a certain program, but nothing is working. I am hoping this is something really easy that I am overlooking and just needs enabling or something. Any help will be much appreciated! Thanks!

A:Strange issue with software connecting to internet.

try uninstalling roxio. this is always a good start when you have trouble with your PC (not uninstalling Roxio, uninstalling whatever program you first noticed the problem in)

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Because we live in a somewhat isolated area, internet access over dialup is our only option unfortunately and thus far we've only had one PC in the house that served as our main PC.

Now we've got a second PC and would like to share the Internet connection, printer, and files from the first PC. Both PCs have wireless NIC cards.

I'd like to know if it's possible to create a mini-network with the two PCs, two wireless NICs and a dialup Internet connection?

If so, any tips, pointers, or references to websites would be greatly appreciated. It seems everyone and their brother has broadband access (DSL or Cable) & wireless routers and none of the sites I've come across help my particular need.

Thanks in advance of any help you can provide. Be gentle, I'm new at all this.

A:Connecting Two WinXP Desktops Via Wireless NICs To Share Internet, Printer etc

Google is your friend: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_02april08.mspx

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Hello everyone, I've recently had a false positive virus on my computer that was quarantined as a keylogger [Click Here] and since then my computer has seemed to act sort of strange. First of all, hardly any programs respond correctly or are extremely slow, as an example, I just opened notepad, a seemingly easy program to run but as I was typing or just anything, it froze then became unresponsive along with explorer.exe (windows.exe = start menu, task bar, desktop ect.). The day before I ran three different virus scanners to determine if I had anymore virus's on my computer or not. (I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, BitDefender, and Microsoft Security Essentials).
Malwarebytes came up as clean but BitDefender and Microsoft Security Essentials both came up with one trojan each. But I determined that they where both false positives because I've used them for a while and they caused me no trouble at all, but back to my main problem. Whenever I start up Google Chrome or any web browser it takes a very long time for them to load the webpage or anything at all, sometimes not even loading at all (simply crashing).

I've looked at the "Monday Internet Doomsday" virus on the FBI's website and scanned my computer's IP and DNS and found out they where clean or supposedly clean. Then just curious I started the Command Prompt and typed in "ipconfig /allcompartments /all" and first noticed that my desktop's "Ethernet Adapter Local Area Connection" was differ... Read more

A:Odd computer behavior.. Weird internet connections ect.

Hiyya and welcome itsa am no expert but just out of curiosity what security are you running mate and that sgt.***** you mentioned I did a Google search and come up with some problems similar to what you are asking - take a look -

You could get it checked with one of those agencies like AV Comparatives (web address under construction or www.matousec.com: Security software testing, analyses, research and reviews. I think they will check it out for you or anything else you find.
There are more online scanners like Kaspersky TDSS Killer that go for rootkits etc and there are more like Hitman Pro take a peek at this too 10 Free Online Malware and Virus Scanners

?tried the Microsoft tool? Malware Removal | Anti-Malware | Remove Malware

Let us know how you go

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Hey all,

My mom was having regular troubles with her computer over the last few months. It was always running very slow, like when you would click on the internet browser icon it would take about 30 seconds to open the browser. I did every scan possible and found nothing and finally just decided to take it home and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch from the recovery partition.

This went just fine and I followed it up with removing all of the extra unneeded software that came with the computer 4 years ago and installing anti-virus. Got that all done, did all Windows updates and it ran fine. Later that day I ran it over to her house and got everything hooked up and guess what? It dragged butt again just like before. I checked the task manager and at times it showed 100% CPU usage with no additional applications open.

So I decided to take it back home and do some more investigating. Well when it get it connected up here it runs just fine. So it seems that there is something strange going on when it's connected at her house, but what could it be? Her internet is wired, mine is wireless, and I am using a different monitor and mouse here but could any of that make a difference? Could lower voltage at the outlet cause this? Her computer was fine for years though with all of the same devices connected though.

Any ideas what to look for?

A:Strange behavior with mom's computer

The first thing members are going to need is the specs of your mothers computer.

Use these two tutorials to help you.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

By Kari:
Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs

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Well, my computer lately has been having VERY strange behavior. It began while I was playing Garry's Mod, and my keyboard has acted weird, as with certain key combinations (Esc and A+Space for instance), things like the Computer opening up, the Start Menu, my windows randomly minimizing, and other things annoying. I decided to shut down thinking something was going on with the keyboard or computer somewhat. After shutting down and relogging, it still did said things. I tried it again, and this time some of the keys werent even functioning, preventing me from entering my password, and I shut down a third time. Now NONE of the keys work, and only several
keys work, though not correctly. For instance, the H key acted like the Enter key, the Backspace key entered something I had no idea was, and the Numlock key did the same as the Backspace key. To make matters worse, I couldn't open the Ease of Access window!

I can't even log in now. Someone has to recognize my problem. I have no clue of what to do next.

You know, since I first got my computer, I've had some difficulties. Very occasionally, my computer would blue screen and I had to shut down, I couldn't update my computer at ALL, due to unknown errors, and the slowness, my god. I have 32bit (which by now I'm thinking about upgrading to 64bit) Windows 7 Home Premium.

So if you see my problem here, help me out as soon as possible. I'm not very experienced with this kind of stuff so try to explain things as simple as pos... Read more

A:Strange Computer Behavior

Laptop or desktop?
Either way, did you spill anything on the keyboard, including water, or did someone else?

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I have an XP machine connected to a wireless router (DI-524) and a 2k laptop connected to it wirelessly. The XP machine is connected to the internet via an internal 56K modem.

I want to connect to the internet with the 2k laptop by going through the router and the XP machine. I know there is a way to do it, but I don't know how.

Just point me to an instruction page or something with step by step directions.

Thank you for your time and help.

A:connecting to internet through another computer

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I have a laptop running windows XP. I am trying to connect via LAN. Windows says that there is no problem, and everything is working, however, I am unable to access any internet. The hardware is working fine. It used to work, but now its not working anymore.

A:Computer not connecting to internet

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Please download and run Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts a... Read more

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My hijack this log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:11:30 PM, on 3/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\... Read more

A:Computer not connecting to internet

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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So I'm building my first ever computer and have some help but I thought I'd ask around to find out my options. My cable box is upstairs and it taps into my modem there, I do have a cable run down to where my computer is but im not sure if its usable. what are my options as far as connecting to the internet and what would be the best, the only things I've heard about so far are a Wifi usb stick, or relocating my modem which I would like to avoid. Any help is much appreciated.

A:New computer internet connecting

Do you have one of those modem/router combos? If so, does this unit have wireless capability?
I do have a cable run down to where my computer is but im not sure if its usableClick to expand...

This I am not quite understanding. Are you referring to a RJ45 type lan cable or what? Does this cable come from the router?

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I just got a new Sony Vaio and tried connected to the internet using my existing cable modem. I have already tried the new setup wizard but that didn't solve my problem. Please Help!

A:New Computer Connecting to the Internet

First make sure you power cycle the cable modem before connecting a new device to it. If it still fails to connect, please do this:

Open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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Ok i will try to be as detailed as possible.

I have one PC we'll call PC-A and another PC-B

My internet provider is being switched, so at the moment I am using (with permission!) my neighbors wireless internet on PC-A. I want to connect PC-B to use PC-A's internet connection.

PC-A has vista, B has XP.

I have a linksys wireless N router, PC-A has a Linksys wireless USB (which is being used to connect the internet), PC-B has a wireless-g card (which will not pick up any thing for some reason) and a network card.

I've tried a bunch of different options but I cannot seem to get anything to work. I don't believe i have a cross over cable ( i tried connecting with a cat-5 but I guess you can't do that).

So with all this info how can I connect PC-B to PC-A's internet?

A:connecting to another computer for internet

If you are soley relying on your neighbours wireless connection for PC-A, I'm relatively sure you cannot pass this connection onto PC-B. Your best bet would be to use wireless on PC-B for your neighbours connection also. I see that you cannot pick anything up, have you got anymore information about why that is? Has it been installed correctly?

P.s I am no expert so dont rely on my post I'm sure if I am wrong somebody more experience will correct me!

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I have a computer in my hobby shed that is connected to my modem/router, that is in the house, via an Ethernet cable as WiFi is not an option because the shed is made of steel.
In the shed I have 2 old HP computers 1 running Linux Mint 18 and the other WIN XP.
I had the 2 computers connected via Ethernet cable so that I could share data between them and accessed the Internet via WiFi in my previous location because they were all in the one building.
Now that I am using the Ethernet port for the Internet if I still want to connect the 2 computers I am unplugging the Internet cable and plugging in the computer cable.
I was told by a salesman that all I had to do was buy a Ethernet switch from him and all would be good.
My question is can I use this switch to share data between the 2 computers and be connected to the Internet at the same time just by plugging the cables into the switch, if not what do I have to do to make it work?
I have the IP addresses of both the XP computer ( and the router (Server, IP V4

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Hey all, we recently grabbed a wireless router and set it up in our apartment with 3 other computers. 2 of them are connected via the wireless and the third is connected by wire since it's in that room anyways.

Now the computer that's wired to the router is not connecting to the internet. When it was first installed, it worked out fine, but hours later it just stopped. I know it's a router problem because when we plug the computer in question directly to the cable modem, it works just fine.

Can any of you help? I saw some old article about a winsock key or whatever but this computer is on XP.

I'm sure the problem has to be something like that though because it has a TON of spyware on it. I ran spybot and ad-aware and deleted it all but then the computer wouldnt even connect to the internet straight through the modem. So I ran a system restore and I'm back where I started.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:computer not connecting to internet etc.

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I have a computer(1) with wireless connection to the internet, and i also have another computer(2) connected to computer(1) with an cable, and i cant get the internet to work on the computer(2), and i was wondering if it was possible to find assistance regarding this subject from these famous forums.

PS. Both computers have Windows XP SP3 on them

Thank you ^^

A:Connecting to internet through another computer

Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic. Continue here.

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Greetings all!

I have a computer in my basement (runs XP) which is dedicated to running some 'home studio' music recording software, and this computer is not hooked up to the Internet. However, I have to register some software for this computer via the Internet, so what I want to do is bring this computer upstairs, somehow temporarily tether it to my upstairs computer (running Windows 7) that does have Internet access, register the software, then return the basement computer to its unconnected basement state.

And I have a confession to make: After wasting a good chunk of my summer trying (and failing) to get my new laptop to wirelessly communicate with my new printer, I have come to the conclusion that wireless networks and routers are simply, mysteriously but undeniably, beyond my capability. Sad to have to admit that, but there is no point in denying the obvious.

So I am wondering if this temporary internet access may be achieved in a wired fashion that does not involve the purchase of a router.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

A:Connecting to Internet thru other computer?

Why not just remove the ethernet connection from the Windows 7 computer and hook it up to the XP computer temporarily to get the job done?

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I am sitting here racking my brain.

I just moved my computer from my old house to my new house. Everything worked fine at the old house. Upon directly connecting the ethernet cable to the router, (Belkin) i get the limited or no connectivity. I assumed there would be a plug and play, no problem kinda thing.

I did some poking around, and I am unable to obtain a new IP address using the "automatic" settings. I have done the ipconfig/delete and ipconfig/renew and it said I could not access the DHCP server. I have gone to Belkins website and followed their tutorial and have entered in the manual settings they suggest on the 2nd computer, and I get a connection. 100mbps. But I cannot for the life of me open a website. What am I doing wrong?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:need help connecting to internet w/ 2nd computer

is your modem plugged into the correct port on the router????

if you connect directly to the modem(no router) does it work fine???

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I have two computers that are connected through a wired router. One of the computers isn't connecting to the internet. ipconfig/release ect isn't doing anything. Help?

A:Computer is not connecting to the internet?

Here are some things to try.
Check the cable and switch the cable with the one thats working
Check to see if your network card is enabled.
Looking in the device manager and see if the are any yellow marks near your network adapter, and see if it says this device is working properly.
Turn off your windows firewall, or antivirus firewall.
Just connect the one that's not working, and try to get it working. Also check to see if any dust is in the network jack by blowing it out.

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Hi. My pc is currently running windows xp with an MSI k8 Neo2 Motherboard. The motherboard has two built in ethernet ports. What i would like to do is connect one computer into one of the ports, and connect the other to my router, so that the second computer can access the interne, play networked games, etc.

The computer connected directly to the router (the one with the two ethernet plugs) is running fine (internet etc), with the tcp/ip settings all on obtain IP, or DNS addresses automatically,

What settings would i use on each of the computers in order for the second computer to connect to the internet? Or is this even possible?

Thanks alot in advance

A:Connecting to Internet through a computer

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Two days ago i started to have an issue that my pc freezes sometimes and having bad performance on some games such as M&B Warband, but just fine with high demanding such Project CARS, then today it was completly messy, my gpu was not giving signal to monitor, then i pluged it direclty on motherboard and was working, the gpu coolers still up running, i reinstaled video drivers, then after a restart i had no signal even in the motherboard, after a restart now not even my keyboard and mouse are turning on. I switched their usb slots but still nothing. The cpu is running, all coolers works, the led is on, my webcam led is also on, and i have no clue of what is going on.
Sorry i found no way to write it smaller.

My specs are
Cpu I5 2310
16Gb Ram 2x 8gb ordinary
Gpu GeForce GTX 770
500GB Sata HD Seagate
Power supply C3 Tech 750w
OS Windows 10 Pro

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Did you make any changes recently before the issue started occurring? Any hardware/software changes or any updates?

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Aright, so my computer has been running quite slowly and i really have no idea why. If someone could help or maybe tell me why it may be running so slow or maybe even some way to speed it up a bit that'd be great. I included a HijackThis log below just in case there realy is something wrong with my machine. thanks in advance.-----------------------------------------Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:32:04 PM, on 8/20/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:Slow Computer, Strange Behavior

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer. My name is Charles and I will be dealing with your log today. There are a few steps I want you to complete to try and resolve the slow down on your computer.A whole host of reasons might account for this slow down, but I will highlight the most prominent ones below.On most computers malware is the most common cause, but at the moment I do not think this is the case.You might like to limit the programs that are loading when your computer starts; you might have unnecessary software loading when you boot your computer which is eating away at your CPU and ultimately slowing down your computer. Many programs install a quick launch feature which is not needed; if you want to use the program you can start it up manually. The easiest way to see whether a program is needed at startup, you can use bleeping computer's own list, which gives an indication of whether the program is required/optional etc. Note that essential processes such as those for your anti-virus or your modem must be kept.So, firstly click on Start | Run and type msconfig. Then hit enter.Click on the 'startup' tab and a list of programs will appear.You can compare the startup name with those on the startup list. The link is below:www.bleepingcomputer.com/startupsTo stop a program loading at boot, just remove the tick.Click 'OK', and choose to restart.You might like to try and clear clutter off your computer, and free up some space on your hard drive.Old games, unwanted phot... Read more

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Aright, so my computer has been running quite slowly and i really have no idea why. If someone could help or maybe tell me why it may be running so slow or maybe even some way to speed it up a bit that'd be great. I included a HijackThis log below just in case there realy is something wrong with my machine. thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:32:04 PM, on 8/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.ya... Read more

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I have four internal HDDs hooked up. Two are SATA and two are IDE. One of the SATA contains my OS (WIn XP Pro SP2) and the other is simply there ofr storage. There are no actual problems with any of the drives or with saving or copying, etc. files to them. However, My second SATA drive appears blue in My Computer and all of the files are blue rather than the standard black font. I mean file names not the actual content of the files obviously. The only other thing I can provide about this SATA drive is that it is a SATA150 and is placed in a SATA 3.0 Gb/s slot on my motherboard so that it is recognized. ANy ideas?

A:Strange Behavior when I open My Computer...

sounds like the SATA drive has enabled on it File Compression.
Right click on a file, any file on the SATA HDD that has coloured lettering.

In the general tab click on the Advanced tab. A new window
will open. We are looking to see if
you have enabled Compression to save disk space...

The option should be near the bottom of the window.

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Yesterday when shutting down i received a cryptic message that Netsh.exe could not be started. I did a google search which turned up results of rootkits hijacking the Netsh.exe file (or viruses masquerading as it). 
Slow Speed, Boot Problems
I had also recently encountered a bsod two days ago, in addition to two more a few months ago.
My computer has been slow to boot for quite a while now (sometimes taking between 10-20 minutes just to start responding to desktop clicks during startup). This does not occur after the boot/start-up period. 
Have been forced to do several disk checks on boot by windows (which had supposedly detected disk errors) in previous months, although the default windows checks found nothing wrong.
Possible Rootkits
A while back I also found that there were a lot (10+) instances of svchost.exe running at the same time, all taking up huge amounts of memory to run (200,000k, 180,000k, etc). This has since subsided but I am still suspicious as to what was going on after doing a google search. Chrome and firefox also seem to be having that same problem recently (each window takes like 200k memory, and multiple instances are open).

Every time I boot my computer I also repeatedly get the java updater alert, which google results revealed might also be caused by a rootkit invading the program.

Kaspersky is installed on my computer, but repeatedly finds nothing. Also, the other day... Read more

A:Strange Computer Behavior Recently

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Hey all that view this. Heres my problem, I upgraded my Win98 to WinXP and was foolish as i did not get the security updates fast enuff. Now I belive that I got that msblast virus. Went and got the patches and a removal tool and all virus scans now are clean.....but im on a dial up connection and every time that I attempt to connect it dials thru then just as its about to connect the computer shuts down. And after it reboots up comes a little box that says that the system has recovered from a serious error. Below are the files in which the report says it will send to microsoft but cannot be sent cause I cannot connect.


please does anyone now how to get me going agen. I've had to put in an old hard drive with Win98 on it. cheers

A:computer reboots when connecting to the internet

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so im working on my friends computer. it had a virus i couldnt manage so i deleted the old partition and put a new windows xp on it. so no it isnt recognizing the internet connection. all the cords are on properly. ive tryed to reset the modem. ive unplugged/repluged/pinged and tryed to install/uninstall the disc that came with it. nothing is working. its not even showing an ip. i know the modem and everything work cuz it was all working fine before i rebooted. its charter internet service. and btw its showing a complete blank screen on the networks page. it wont let me make a new internet connection or anything so idk.if anyone has any idea what i can do to solve this problem it would be greatly apreciated.

A:computer isnt connecting to the internet

You most likely don't have the network adapter drivers loaded.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
Let's see this as well.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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

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 to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

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.

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I am a novice to DSL so please bear with me. I have a friend who has verizon DSL and says it crashes every time he attempts to go to the internet. I was going to reload the software for him as a first step then found that the verizon software must have the signal to install properly. So I am back to basics. The verizon on line help I have found so far has not helped me much.
Please specific questions:
Is there any constructive troubleshooting I can do off line?
When I can get a signal at his house what is the recommended trouble shooting steps?

A:dsl computer crashes connecting to internet

What do you mean by a "signal"? DSL has to first be working on their phone line prior to any setup. Did Verision supply a DSL modem? Please post back the make and model of DSL modem, USB or ethernet connection.

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I have two computers running off of one dsl router. The desktop is fine, no problems. My laptop worked well until it began freezing within a minute of connection to the internet. It still runs fine until I attempt a connection. My system either crawls to a virtual halt (cursor moves) or freezes completely, forcing a force quit.

I use Avast home edition and additionally use SuperAntiSpyware. Neither detect any viruses (I even scanned with Superantispyware in safe mode).

Temporary internet files have been removed as I saw recommended in a past post.

Thank you for your time.

*xp home/sp2, pentium 4, 2gb ram, 80gb hd

A:Computer freezes after connecting to internet

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I have a computer(1) with wireless connection to the internet, and i also have another computer(2) connected to computer(1) with an cable, and i cant get the internet to work on the computer(2), and i was wondering if it was possible to find assistance regarding this subject from these famous forums.

PS. Both computers have Windows XP SP3 on them

Thank you ^^

A:Solved: Connecting to internet through another computer

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I'm going to start this thread by telling that I have the same problem that another user that was helped by this wonderful community.

Here is the thread:

Some additional information:
I have tried to use Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) to connect to the internet but the problem persists. I also have tried to reinstall the OS (Windows-8 64bit [I have been using this ISO for a long time and I never get anything like this before...]) but nothing happened.

If the adapter is disabled I can use the computer without any problem but once it's enabled and the computer get connected to the internet then it suddenly reboot and starts a loop through this reboot until the cable is removed.

Please, help me to detect and solve this issue, I don't know what to do =/

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I really hope someone can help me with this one, because I have been on a bunch of forums looking for help with no luck.

About four days ago, I started noticing this problem. About 20-30 seconds after my laptop gains internet access, it just restarts itself, with zero warning. It just closes everything and restarts. Almost like a reset button was pushed. This happens EVERY time I gain internet access. and only when I connect online. Everything else on my laptop runs fine. I can leave it on for hours as long as I dont gain internet access.

Luckily I have a desktop which is where I am right now. Both computers use wireless connection to the same router, but only my laptop is having this problem. I currently am subscribed to Norton Internet Security. I have ran multiple virus and worm checkers, but it came up clean.

Please help!

A:Computer restarts when connecting to internet

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I recently changed some of my hardware, since when, nearly every time I connect to the Internet (dial up), the whole system freezes. I can launch no program from the desk top icons, and all icons on the task bar are also dead. Even Ctrl/Alt/Del does nothing. Sometimes the "Connected" icon simply disappears.However, if I launch programs before dialling up, these will run, once connected, but only very slowly. Eventually, after anywhere between 5 and 15 minutes, the system usually unlocks and returns to normal. However, sometimes, only a hard reset will clear the problem.There is virtually no activity being shown by Windows Task Manager.I have run several spy checkers, including AVG, Avast, Skybot, but all have revealed nothing. Early on though, I did detect a Trojan, asrupdate, which I removed using Killbox.The following is an HJT log, taken with minimum programs running, but at one time when the system did not lock. Any clues?Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 18:34:53, on 27/01/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.e... Read more

A:Computer Locks Up When Connecting To The Internet.

(I thought I had posted this query already, but , as a newbie, I must have pressed the wrong button. Sorry if it appears twice!)Problem.The computer "locks" when I connect to the Internet, when nothing will run and no program can be opened - including Ctrl/Alt/Del. This does not happen every time, but, on average, about three times in four. Sometimes it will unfreeze after anything from 2 to 10 minutes, but at other times a hard reset is necessary.Background.New computer installed in December 2006 and the problem surfaced almost immediately.Intel Pentium 4CPU 3.06 Ghz504 Mb Ram80 Gb hard disc (69 Gb free)DVD drive **CD drive **Printer **Scanner **Wireless keyboard and mouse.Internet connection is by dial up (56 modem ** but seldom achieve more than 28).(** transferred from previous machine) Broadband not available.No problem with my previous computer of similar specification.Running Widos XP Home Edition with SP2.The system locks completely, with no activity being shown by Windows task manager (WTM).During the locked situation, no program can be launched from any desk top icon, and the cursor changes to an hour glass or a double arrow when moved to the task bar area, from where again, no program can be launched. When the Internet connection is made, the "Connected" message, above the Connected icon, is often ghosted, so that the icons below can be read.However, if I launch a program while off line (eg Outlook Express or Firefox), these will run, but... Read more

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Just a few days ago, my computer began restarting on its own whenever I try to connect to the internet. I have no idea why.
I use a wireless connection, and I do use an unsecured network, but I've never had a problem for almost 2 years now.
I am technology illiterate, and because I didn't know what else to do, I have tried system restore (restore unsuccessful) and it changed nothing.
I also use Windows Vista, if it matters.

I'd really appreciate any advice anyone has to offer!

And I'm sorry if this question is posted in the wrong place. I thought it might be related to security.

A:Computer restarts when connecting to internet

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cant access the internet and i checked my inernet connections and says i am connected. all my settins arenall on automatilly detect. the computer says my speed is 100.0 Mbps but internet explorer and firefox will not open. i am running off a modem where all the lights are on including the dsl light. but still cannot access internet. i have XP and a westell 537w modem. please help me

A:computer says dsl is connecting but cant access internet please help

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Of late my computer has become painfully slow upon connecting to the internet. I know this because when I switch off my router, I notice no drop in speed at all. What's happening is that while my computer is on, the start menu is incredibly slow to respond (more than a 10 second delay is not uncommon) and it's not unusual for applications to take 2 minutes to load after a relevant file for example.As this only happens when I'm connected to the internet, I'm inclined to suspect either I'm hacked and unknowingly being used as a node for someone else's transactions, or I've got some kind of nasty on here.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:41:48 AM, on 15/01/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional\Syst... Read more

A:Computer slow upon connecting to the internet

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan: * Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop. DDS.com DDS.scr DDS.pif * Double click on the DDS icon, allow it t... Read more

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Hi All
My Mother in Law has just moved house. The computer was in complete working order when packed and then re-assembled by myself.

The telephone line has been re-connected by a BT engineer and they say she has broadband on the line.

The router a Netgear DG834 comes on with a constant green light and the twin computers in the bottom corner of the screen show Local Area Connection 100Mbps. I have triple checked all of the cables etc.

The problem is I cannot get any form of internet connection. The LAN connection status shows almost no activity. Nothing in nothing out

As before, no settings have been changed, just the location of the computer. She has even gone for the same telephone number.

Any thoughts as to what I have done and how to rectify would be most welcome.


A:Computer moved but not connecting to internet

I'm assuming OS of Windows XP here since nothing was listed:Troubleshooting network connection problemshttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...oubleshoot.mspx

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