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Q: Network troubleshooting needed

Three PCs on a network connected by a switch (no router) which is also connected to a modem.

1st PC is Win95, 2nd is XP Home, third is dual boot WinXP Pro/Win2K.

The problem is that when the dual boot is running XP Pro it cannot access the files or printer that is on the Win95.
When the dual boot is running Win2K there is no problem.

What is the difference between Win2k and XP Pro that is causing this problem?

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I recently purchased a new laptop running Windows 7.  On setup, I was pleased to find that it connected to my home network without much complaint.  However, I soon noticed a misstep -- after putting my laptop to sleep, upon waking, it
would consistently fail to connect to network.
I've tried disabling IP Helper, as well as the wireless adapter's IPv6 protocola
la advice on other forums.  I've also ensured that the driver settings do not allow for disabling to save power.  Seeing that none of these worked, I decided uninstall and delete the driver and install a newer version (in a related issue,
the driver update feature failed to detect the existence of a newer version -- why?).
This appears to have fixed the connection issue.  However, still, after sleeping the laptop and waking, although it connects to the router, I still need to reset the IP command-line via ipconfig /release + /renew.
I was running Vista on my previous machine, and I know that its Network Diagnostic tool would, when presenting solutions, frequently suggest that my computer had the wrong IP and that I should reset it.  I was hoping throughout this process
that the Network Diagnostic troubleshooter would present a similar option.  Instead, however, no matter what I do with my wireless, the troubleshooter only ever returns the message "Troubleshooter couldn't identify any problems."  Whether or not
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A:Troubleshooting the Network Troubleshooting Utility / After-Sleep Connection Problems

To avoid confusion Let us focus on the first issue within this thread first.
Can you access internet when connecting the laptop directly via cable?
Where did you download the newer version of network card driver? Usually, the “driver update” feature from device manager will go to Microsoft update catalog website for the corresponding driver instead of the manufacture’s website. AT
this point, I would suggest install the latest driver
here. Please note: Microsoft don't write drivers, for any driver related issue, the OEM is always the best resource to turn to. Your understanding is appreciated.
As a workaround, you can prevent the network card from sleeping by the following method:
Open Device manager->expand Network adapter-> right click on the wireless adapter->Properties->under Power Management tab, uncheck the box before “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”.
Is anything unclear, please feel free to post back.
Regards,Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Okay I have had Win7 Prof 64bit running fine for a while. I needed to backup my mbp and all my other HDDs are dead (thanks to a MBP that killed them all, screw you apple). I decided since my desktop HDD is 500gb and I am using 100gb, I could use it.

I shrunk the partition in Win7, reformatted the new 200gb partition to fat32, leaving my original @ 300gb (with 100gb in use, so I know I partitioned the right one). I had no probalem using the 200gb as a time machine backup in a new MBP apple gave me.

Now that I put the drive back into my desktop it will not boot!!!!. At first it said MISSING OPERATING SYSTEM, then I realized I plugged it into 2SATA6 instead of 2SATA0. Once I changed where it was plugged in, I got an error "DISK BOOT FAILURE". I then inserted the Win7 disc I have, went to repair it and the HDD did not show up in the repair option.

I decided to see if the HDD showed up in the install option and it did (with 100gb still in use).

Anyone have any ideas what is wrong?

I think the master boot record got messed up.

A:Troubleshooting startup help needed

Check your boot priority in the BIOS. Often when moving HDs around, it will change the priority on it's own, and be going to the wrong HD.

EDIT: After reading closer, it would seem that if the W7 disc didn't see the HD, then there is something else wrong. Recheck your cables and connections to ensure that they are proper and secure.

I would strongly recommend that when multi-booting, that each OS be on a separate drive, and when installing, all other drives be disconnected. Obviously, this will not give you a regular boot menu, but you can then choose the OS to boot by selecting it's HD either in the F8 BBS Popup Menu, or by changing boot priority in the BIOS.

Why did you choose to format in FAT32?

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Hi everybody,

I had an old PC running under win NT4. As the OS wont boot anymore on that drive and I want to backup it before installing a new OS I tried to add the HDD to my other PC, which runs win 2K.

The second drive has been set as a slave (This computer was already running with 2 hdd) and was correctly recognized by windows. Yet, windows considers it is not formated...

I don't know if it was a disk formated in fat32 or Ntfs (yet I believe it was Ntfs as it was running under NT4).

Does anyone have any idea of the problem ? Windows says the disk is sound but unformatted. Should I try to add the HDD to a PC running under win NT ? Can I have destroyed the file system while removing/adding the hdd ?

Thanks in advance


PS : I should not be the first one to whom this happens... but I couldn't fid any thread talking about this while surfing the web.

A:Troubleshooting needed : Adding a second HDD to transfer data

Hello thyfrog...

The hdd that you are talking about is formated using NTFS. Any computer running FAT 16 or FAT 32 ( windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME etc.. ) will not be able to "see " the hard drive. You need a computer running NTFS ( NT, Win2k or XP ) . Once the hdd will be added to such a computer should not have a problem backing up the files.
Untill u execute the command to format or fdisk the drive, the files on it are safe .

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Hi all, I really don't know squat about networks, frankly I am surprised that I got it working and kept it working for a couple of years now. Recently the teens got their own systems and everything ran smooth for a few weeks and now we constantly get internet outages.
We have a win xp machine that is home to the cable modem and a belkin router, model
f5d7230-4, a windows 98se machine with a belkin usb adaptor, another win xp also with a belkin wireless usb adaptor and a Linux machine with a d-link card. ( I'll have to hunt up the exact model) The problem is that we are constantly loosing internet on the second xp machine and the linux machine ( the win 98 machine isn't used very much, but is offline right now) Most of the times we lose it on the above machines but for the last couple of days I lose connection on the main one. I can usually get it back after unplugging the router for a few minutes and restarting. After a few minutes I get a yell from upstairs that " my internet is out again".

If you have teen girls, you know the yell!

Any ideas on where to begin?
Ps, she is yelling at me again! Says she can see that the network is there, is just won't connect.

A:Network troubleshooting help!

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Hello everyone,

My parents have COMCAST internet. I am connected to a home private network by wireless modem that we have with the service. I close my laptop at night to put it in sleep mode. Then, I bring it out of sleep mode the next day. When I do, I am no longer able to connect to the home private network even during troubleshooting scan resolve; no internet connection at all. The home private network name we have is listed in the wireless connections side menue, but it says can't connect when I try to click on it to connect. I open network and sharing center and I noticed that I have Local area Connection, Local Area connection 2 and Local Area Connection 3 listed and says unidentified network for each one. My home private network no longer shows in network and sharing center. All This happens and is listed every time I bring my laptop out of sleep mode, but even before sleep mode....home private network is connected; I have internet, but when I hover over the wireless bars icon in bottom right desktop taskbar......underneath home private network name with internet access stated, it says unidentified network no internet access. I have manually disabled all local area networks before this issue to where only my home private network is connected. I have manually disabled all local area networks after this issue happens. It seems it's wanting to connect to one if not all three of these local area connections and it seems it is interfering with my home private net... Read more

A:Network Troubleshooting

What Windows version do you have?

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i have set a small home network bu facing a problem.
Currently 2 Pc (1 laptop, 1 Desktop)
DSL Modem
Wireless Router
i am sharing internet using these devices on both of my PCs (on pc using lan card and on laptop using wireless card). but i am not able to share files on my network.
When i try to access Laptop from Desktop using MyNetworkPlaces a window appeares and asked for user name: Guest/ and password:
When i try to access Desktop from Laptop using MyNetworkPlaces there is no PC in the workgroup.

please help me out

A:Network troubleshooting

"When i try to access Desktop from Laptop using MyNetworkPlaces there is no PC in the workgroup."

Not even the laptop itself? And no error message?

What operating system (and service pack level) on each PC?

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Hey guys, I have some trouble with my home network and I'm running out of ideas. I don't like to ask for help but here I am, a little desperate as well to be honest.

The network components:

Switch (10 clients, 1 server (Windows Server 2008 R2 with AD/DNS/DHCP), 1 router)

Now I bought a new Router (ASUS AC66U) for the second floor, which I configured as Accesspoint so I can use WLAN, also connected to the switch.

I flashed DD-WRT and everything seemed to work fine, but sporadically I lose Internet connectivity on my WLAN connected devices. Later I discovered, that I also lose connection on my clients when that happens.

I ran a wireshark capture on one of the clients and what happens now (reproducible) is that when I open a URL I get lots of TCP DUP ACK and TCP RETRANSMISSION packets, the site opens very slowly, if at all. Now the interesting part: When I turn off the AC66U and open up a site it instantly loads and there are maybe 1-2 retransmission packets.

I didn't run the wireshark trace on other firmwares I tried (ASUSWRT Merlin, stock firmware and TomatoUSB by Shibby) but the symptoms are the same.

In the source of the packets I see the MAC adress of the first router, which connects to my ISP and I guess there is some kind of conflict but I am by no means an expert to network related stuff.

I would greatly appreciate it if someone could guide me through the setup of DD-WRT to coexist peacefully with the other router or give me some useful hints on h... Read more

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The company that I currently work for has a server (windows server 2003) and roughly 16 desktops throughout our building (yes we're small).

For a while now, when one of employee's has had an issue, I'd use a remote desktop program (DameWare Mini Remote Control) to view what was happening and attempt to resolve the issue. Unless it was a hardware issue, other wise I'd be able to address most issues without having to walk to the other side of the building.

Long story short, we recently hired a new QA manager. He claims that remote trouble shooting is a very poor way to trouble shoot, identify, and fix problems. I was curious how true this is. According to his claims, if Access (or any other program) is having issues making their connection to the server, when I remote in, I could be re-establishing the connection, which won't give me the ability to replicate error/issue.

I've never heard of people saying remote troubleshooting is an extremely poor way to view issues/try to fix them. But I may be wrong.

Any advice (and do you have documentation/references to back it up regardless of if you agree/disagree).

Thank you for your help.

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Recently, one of our old servers died. It was expected, so it wasn't to big of a problem.

I got a new server up and running, it was working awesome. So much faster than before. Anyways I re-installed my Panda Business Secure and pushed out the communication agent to all of the office PC's.

After doing this rollout of the communications agent, the network seems to be slowed to a crawl. Is there some free program that I can get or use to check why its going so slow? I am new to this job and unfortunately have no one to help me, so Im completely at a loss here and people are slowly getting mad.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Slow Network - Need Help Troubleshooting

What's it plugged into? (Switch, what model, what type of cable, etc)

What type of server?
What's processor load? (CPU, disk IO, etc.)
What processes are loaded? (Look at taskman)
What's it connected to? (Do netstat -no)

For what it's worth, a very common problem on switched 10/100 networks is Link Speed/Duplex. I wouldn't exactly call FastEthernet link negotiation reliable. If the NIC is forced 100/FULL, or the switchport is forced 100/FULL - the other side will never try PHY negotiation and will more often than not end up with mismatch duplex.

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I have 4 computers on a mixed WinXP Pro and Vista network with a linksys wireless router and dsl.

One WinXp machine is plugged directly into the wireless router with Cat5 cable and there is a desktop with a linksys wireless card and 2 laptops.

The workgroup I named Workgroup. Each computer has a unique computer name. The computer that is wired directly to the router is called JOY-DELL.

I can see the other computers and they can see this Dell, but when they try to access it, they get a message access denied. Error Code 0x80070005. The other WinXp machine said that it might not have permission, contact the administrator, etc.

On Joy-Dell, file & printer sharing is enabled. Folders are shared.

They all have AVG Internet Security and I went into the firewall settings and made the linksys router to 25 safe zones, also setting for Small Network. I even at one point disabled the firewalls.

They can ALL get on the internet just fine, which tells me it's something else.


Thanks. I'll check back tomorrow - going to go home. I lost tonight.

A:Solved: Need Network Troubleshooting Help

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While connecting to the internet through dial up USB modem connection,Troubleshoot symbol is appearing in network icon in taskbar.
I had deleted and created new connection but of no use.
Updated network and modem drivers but dosent solve the issue.
Is the problem System or Modem related,I dont know exactly what the problem is!
Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Troubleshooting Issue With Network

Have you tried the Windows Troubleshooter?

To start the trouble shooter, type troubleshooter into the Start Menu search box, or start it from the Control Panel.

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I have three computers on a peer-to-peer network. The primary one is Win98, the other two are Win98SE. They are connected by 10-100 Ethernet, wired. My main company program is a DOS program on the primary computer. The other two computers have recently slowed down MASSIVELY when trying to open and use the DOS program from the primary computer, to the point that the program is unuseable because of the wait time for something to happen. I can't think of anything I did to any of the computers before this happened.

Is there some troubleshooting method for networks buried in Win98? Any ideas what I could look for that might cause this?

A:troubleshooting network slowdown

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Running W98SE I just switched ISPs from IDSL to ADSL and after reinstalling ICS on the machine with the Internet connection, the other two PCs no longer have Internet access (applications such as Internet Explorer and Outlook Express can't find the Internet connection). The network still works (the 3 machines see each other just fine, can transfer files, etc.) W98 ICS help only says check that the client machines' adapters' TCP/IP obtain IP addresses automatically. Can anyone suggest a relatively thorough troubleshooting checklist for ICS? Thanks!

A:ICS troubleshooting (network works)

this is the only thing I have relating to ICS, give it a read, maybe something will catch your eye


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OK, I'm going to let everyone know that I'm not a computer guru. I can manage. Anyways, here's my problem.

I've recently moved into an apartment complex that uses Hotwire Communications. My router is a LinkSys WRT54GS wireless router and my modem is a Zoon ADSL modem. I've talked to a friend who lived in a similar complex and he had a similar issue. He said that his problem was that his ISP used a DDNS, and not the static one (like my previous provider COMCAST).

The problem seems to be me losing my connection. I'll either be playing a game or surfing the web when all of a sudden, the internet stops working. I've tried to look into setting up DDNS and signed up with DynDNS, but that's as far as I've gotten. All help is appreciated, and my current setup is Modem->PC (Not Modem->Router->PC)



A:Solved: Network Troubleshooting (DDNS)

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wireless network troubleshooter is not working

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Yes I have any Eee Asus mini model N450 laptop .it's used I bought it 2 weeks ago Earlier I did a soft reset (not a hard drive wipe ) I went to hotspot my device for my cell phone as I normally do with no issues and it is saying error code: 0x80070426..." an error occurred while troubleshooting..." a problem is preventing troubleshooting from starting"....
Could this be because I may have to update my PC or software / apps
you'll have to forgive me I'm not very computer savvy!

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The system:T420s ThinkPad (4174)Windows 7 Professional (64)Intel(R) Centrino(R) Ultimate-N 6300 AGN 8CET65WW (1.45) BIOS The problem:Basically, my wifi was working when I shut the laptop down one night, but then wasn't the next morning. I bought the T420s refurbished (no warranty) and haven't had any wifi problems in the 2 years I've had it. It's a great laptop. I just need the wifi to work again.There's a red X on the wifi icon and no connections are detected. Windows Network Diagnostics can't identify the problem.The wifi light at the lower right of the screen doesn't light. The bluetooth light does come on at bootup but then goes out.The adapter is shown in Device Manager as working properly. It's enabled in BIOS.Wireless is shown as off in the Windows Mobility Center, and the 'Turn wireless on' button is greyed out.The radio switch stopped working (tried it about a year ago with no problem, but does nothing now).The adapter pings fine with no losses.There are no problems when connecting to the internet via ethernet cable. What I've tried:Disabled and reenabled the adapter.Uninstalled and reinstalled the adapter.Turned off 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.'Downloaded and installed the latest drivers from Lenovo.Downloaded and updated the BIOS.Downloaded and installed the latest drivers from Intel.Disabled and reenabled all network hardware in BIOS.Downloaded and installed Lenovo Power Manager and HotKeys. The Fn+F5 Wireless... Read more

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I have a D-Link DI-624 router that is acting up. I have 2 computers connected by ethernet cable and a laptop that I connect via wireless. The router occasionally reboots itself, causing all connectivity to cease. It also will occasionally just drop the wireless connection and then reconnect after a few minutes. I read on a another forum that this issue might actually be caused by my ADSL connection somehow. I find that hard to believe but I have done everything I can think of (firmware upgrade) on the router and it still acts up.
Is there a good way to determine that the phone connection is not the issue?
Thanks for any thoughtful replies.

A:Troubleshooting network router issues

Wireless interference or the router is getting flaky. You could try with the wireless signal disabled and maybe eliminate interference as the cause.

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I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. My computer came out of sleep mode on friday without internet access. I immediately placed a support request with my network provider (I live at a university) but they have yet to respond. In the meantime, I'm treating the issue as though it's originating with my hardware and not theirs.

I've tried updating my network adapter driver, reinstalling the adapter, disabling services like Bonjour, restoring my system, entering safe-mode, releasing/renewing my ip, malware detection, disabling tunneling adapters, disabling IPv6. Finally, I lost my mind and tried a full reinstall of windows. The problem persists, unchanged.

After looking at the attached information, is there anything else that you would suggest I try?


Windows IP Configuration
Host Name 
. . . . . . . . . . . . : Mephistopheles
Primary Dns Suffix 
. . . . . . . : 
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
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A:Unidentified Network, no internet access, troubleshooting

you have no valid IPV4 address, no default gateway. Have you tried resetting your router?

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I was having a real problem that ate up many hours
(see techsupportforum.com//networking-forum//94185-asymmetric-file-sharing-error.html) but a moderator on this board (johnwill) posted a helpful checklist. (see second post in above thread). In addition to that, I found my problem solved by booting windows xp into 'safe mode with networking'. This allowed me to identify the fact that my problem was caused by some application running as a process in the background. Eliminating the processes one by one from a normal booted machine, eventually restored normal networking and identified the culprit. I post this as a first step that might help anyone with a frustrating windows xp networking problem.

A:a good windows xp network troubleshooting checklist

That is one of the major premises behind safe mode; that it is just windows so that you can troubleshoot possible sources of errors either by creating new user accounts, or disabling various programs from running.
The inclusion of network support in safemode is a real big help too since it allows you to run online scans too.

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I just recently did a clean install for my new SSD on my alienware m11x and have been having problems with inconsistent download speeds. I made sure I had all the correct drivers and was pretty thorough in doing so (to the best of my knowledge.) After a week or so of no luck, I think I may have stumbled upon the source of the problem. I troubleshooted my wireless network adapter and it showed that it had fixed the problem. Unfortunately, this was not the case. I ran it again and it said that it had fixed the problem. Again, this was not the case.
Troubleshooting the error is not fixing the problem. What will!?

Here's the information from the diagnosis. I figure it could be of some use.

Details about network adapter diagnosis:

Network adapter Wireless Network Connection driver information:

Description . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom
Provider . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom
Version . . . . . . . . . . . :
Inf File Name . . . . . . . . . : C:\Windows\INF\oem19.inf
Inf File Date . . . . . . . . . : Friday, December 23, 2011 10:18:39 PM
Section Name . . . . . . . . . : BCM43XNM_NT61
Hardware ID . . . . . . . . . . : pci\ven_14e4&dev_4353
Instance Status Flags . . . . . : 0x180200a
Device Manager Status Code . . : 0
IfType . . . . . . . . . . . . : 71
Physical Media Type . . . . . . : 9

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A:Network Troubleshooting Problem immediately returns

Hey Mike, welcome to sevenforums

could you give us this information so we are able to look some things up? What company makes your computer? and Fill out your sytem specs (this tool may help you out a great deal).

Also, if you are interested in a complete reinstall, follow these tutorials:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7

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I had purchased  HP Notebook Serial No.CND61966MG 3 to 4 months back, I facing the following problems the day i have purchased the same. 1. No Sound from Speaker2. Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet Though i have so other devices which are absolutely fine and full range we are getting in other devices, but this HP Notebook Laptop does not work at all... very slow internet also there is no sound from speakers. Request you to kindly send your engineer at my residence as this product is under warranty. We already tried get these problems resolved by HP Call Centre \ HP Product Help \ HP Web site all are useless...no one helping or no trying resolve the problems of the product. Ashwini MirajkarMob No.9819320314 / 9819518584Email. [email protected] or [email protected] No.704, 7th Floor, Ashwini Bldg., Kores Nakshatra "B" CHS Ltd.,P. K. Atre Marg, Vartak Nagar,Thane (W) - 400606.

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I got my Fiber line installed about 2 months ago. The offer I pay for says 1Gbits/s down and 200Mbits up. Naturally, I've never even gotten close to those speeds. At first, when the guy did his thing, I didn't have an Ethernet cable on hand (despite being a network and IT student...I know, the irony), so I used the router's Wifi. I was averaging 70 Mbits down. At first, I was thinking, 'this seems a bit low'...for fibre of course). I went into lectures the next day and people said, you may need to wait for your line to be properly activated...this seemed plausible, so I waited. The next week I stuck an RJ45 on some CATVE and immediately went to average 500Mbits/s (688Mbits/s record). Now, this is great, but it's still half of what I'm paying for.

However, for the past 2 days, I've been having problems. My Desktop (after coming out of sleep) always has the yellow triangle symbol over the wireless icon (faulty ethernet cable so was back to WiFi). I disconnect and reconnect to find the same problem. I restart the wireless on the router, to find the problem is persisting. Only after 3-5 tries does it work. My phone too has been having trouble connecting to WiFi (Authentification problem).

The original CAT5 cable has since 'developed' a problem and has been changed. The Pc hasn't been having the connection problem out of sleep, but Chrome is very slow to do anything. Youtube loads every other time, social media too. I... Read more

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hardware concerning: ethernet, specifically nforce4 network controller (drivers

situation: Assigning pc to static ip of router (wrt54g) ie; 192.168.1.xxx default gateway, and primary dns as

problem: upon bootup the network can not find the proper route and has to diagnose/troubleshoot to fix the problem, which was a nag every time and gadgets like weather and such would not be updated until this was resolved. If leaving network to dhcp the problem would not occur or nag. Yes dhcp set on router.

solution: simple really, going to nvidia's site and installing the latest nforce4 platform drivers fixed the problem (which i think is just a reinstall of the drivers as i think they are the same that are packaged with win7 7000. Have not checked this yet to confirm

A:[fixed] Constantly troubleshooting network after boot [/myself]

Hi Digger,

Welcome to the forums, glad you found a fix for your problem and thanks for sharing.

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Dunno if this is better in the networking forum or the printer forum but i thought i'd give this forum a try as i tend to think it may be the network but need opinions and why.

The problem is:

I've got a Kyocera FS-C5016 Laser Colour printer on a network (connected via TCP/IP not shared). I did one print to it this morning and that was all it would do for the rest of the day. I've tried to ping it, but failed. I've changed IP address,no luck. I've tried same ethernet cable used for this printer on a computer and from this PC I could ping other PC's and gateway successfully. I've powered off/on my switch and DSL modem, still no go. I've checked all network configurations on the printer, and all look good.

I've hooked my laptop to this printer with a cross-over cable and I can ping and print perfectly (same IP address on printer), never failed once. I've also hooked this printer to another PC's via cross-over and no problems there.

However as soon as i hooked the straight through cable to the NIC on the printer, bang, no ping,no print, thus no go. Printer says "Ready" on LED. I can perform internal prints without problems.

I have since added a add-on NIC to the printer giving it the same IP address as the onboard while having disabled the onboard NIC on the printer. I can ping, print etc all without issue. As soon as I disable this add-on card and enable the onboard NIC and reattach the straight through c... Read more

A:Solved: Network Printing troubleshooting -- weird one!!

I've never dealt with other than shared network printers, so my only question to toss out is have you tried reinstalling the printer software on the network? Or would such a setup even require printer software to be installed somewhere?

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Is this a wired or wireless connection issue?

Who is your Internet Service Provider (ISP)?

3. What type of Broadband connection are you using?
4. What is the exact Make and Model of your Modem, Router or Modem/Router Combo
[NetGear Wireless-N 150Router, Model WNR1000v2]

5. What is the Name of the Anti-Virus, Security or Firewall Software
[None], Malware-bytes Anti-malware Home Premium
DxDiag In Attachment with IPConfig.txt
I've already asked the TP-link support people for help on as to why My external Adapter (TP-Link WN822N) Says it is connected to the internet, but either will not load pages or Go super slow? And Transition between the two, Most of the time saying DNS Is not responding only to work again for a short time with a slow speed. I have had it working and rather speedy beforehand And i have already tried posting on another Troubleshooting site to only never be responded to Stating this

[I have a Compaq Presario A900 Laptop, It has a Qualcomm Atheros AR5007 802/11 b|g WiFi Adapter, And with some trial and error i can get it to recognise a signal From across the street. Which the neighbors allow me to use, Though it is only at 2 Wi-fi Bars and has a Signal Strength of around 20-30 ish

It is very slow, and if i move my laptop at all it will drop the signal as i have to be in a very specific spot to even get the signal. But the issue is, I was trying to get a better signal so i went out and bought a TP-Link Adapte... Read more

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Im using Windows XP Professional on both my desktops.
I am using a Netgear 108 mps wireless router, WGT624v3
And a LinksysWireless-G PCI Adapter.
I have completed the setup, I have good signal strength. However I cannot connect to the internet, and The adapter is saying the it is "Aquiring Network Address"
Under the support tab, it reads that I have an invalid IP address and lists the ip address as When I click repair it reads renewing ip address but never seems to renew itself.
I have disabled my firewall restarted both computers, router, and adapter multiple times and still have no success. Please help with any advice or recomendations.

Much appreciated

A:Wireless Adapter - Acquiring Network Address Troubleshooting

If your "setup" includes encryption and MAC addresss block or other filtering/security methods you should only add those incrementally as you know other stuff is working

Startout just trying to connect to a simple wireless broadcast and verify your adapter sees the SSID being broadcasted by the router.

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My machine has been experiencing intermittent BSODing over the last few weeks and I wonder if you could give me a hand troubleshooting it? I'll summarise what i've done so far. It's not given me anything today, as I say, it's intermittent.

System Info:
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Graphics Information: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
Mobo: Z87I-PRO
System BIOS: 0903
Installed System Memory: 16 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (originally installed on system)
Age of system: 1 year, 1 month
OS Reinstalls: None
This is a desktop PC
System Manufacturer: Purchased from ChillBlast
Troubleshooting so far:
* Checked EventViewer for after the crashes. The only useful thing showing is that the Kernel service is shutting down - which I suppose it would if power to it was interrupted.
* Opened up case to check components. Everything seated well. Extremely tidy cabling (if I may say so myself; nothing getting in any fan's way).
* Ran GPU stress test - all fine.
* Ran Processor stress test - all fine
* Ran driver verifier (ran for about 20 minutes) and nothing crashed.

Attached Files:
* PerfmonReport
* Your app collection dump
* IPDT Processor Test results

Appreciate your support :)

A:Intermittent BSOD (full troubleshooting included) - need troubleshooting advice

Bump please :)

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I have a dell mini 9 windows xp netbook and am trying to connect to my existing wireless network. I have a D-Link DSL-624M wireless router and am using WPA-PSK Key security encryption on it. When i try to connect to my wireless network using my netbook it asks for the network key. I don't know it and can't find it, even when i open the wireless configuration utility the key isn't shown, its only shown as asterisks.

Is there a way to find the key? Or another way to connect? Or do i have to get rid of my network and start a new one for both my PC and netbook?

A:WPA-PSK network key needed. Can't connect to network

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Ok I am not even familiar with networking so anything I may say well it might not be correct. I have a laptop running win 7 and a desktop running Vista. I use wildblue satellite internet modem is a Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E gigabit Ethernet Controller connected to a Netgear WNDR3300 router. I can not see files on either the laptop or the desktop from the opposite device and I also would like to be able to connect to a program that I talk with friends on I know p2ps are not supported on here but if someone can help me I would appreciate it . My IP address is constantly changing.
Thanks in advance

A:network help needed

is this still a problem

file and printer sharing

Share files between windows 7 and vista

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I'm trying to figure out what components are needed to network 2 PC''s together.

Assume you have a barebones PC and that windows doesn't come with all the network stuff and you had to do this manually.

What parts, hardware/software would you need to have the 2 computers talk to each other. Forget about getting to the internet, just a local LAN.


A:What exactly is needed for a network

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Hi Everyone,

Would someone please give me some assistance setting up a two computer (1 XP - 1 Win 7) network.

I'm using a DLink DSL 502T router. The XP computer is connected via the USB port and the Win 7 computer is connected via the Ethernet port. Both computers have internet access. On the XP computer the icon with the two computer screens has a red cross on it and says "Local Area Connection - A network cable is unplugged". There are no cables unplugged and the internet connection on both computers is working. However, I am unable to configure file and printer sharing.
Would someone please talk me through this?

Thank you.


A:Help Needed with XP - Win 7 Network

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ok so here it is

i cant connect to the internet with my desktop pc,,
my laptop works fine, with boath ethernet and wifi
but when ever i try to do anything with my desctop it just says
"unable to connect"
i cant get in to my router with my ip
i cant get online
i cant use windows update
i cant pull up a webpage
cant even connect to messanger

so i need some help here
my firewall is off
and it says i am connected in the bottem right hand in my toolbar, but it just cant connect

ive got msn the laptop, and i have all day to mess with it, so any one have any ideas?

A:network help needed (PLEASE HELP)

Try the networking chat room.
They'll ask you to START > RUN > cmd
ipconfig /all
ping Google.com
and a few other tests

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compare the benefits networks offer to communication and managing resources with non-networked alternatives. please explain in detail.

A:network help needed.

Please stop asking for help with your homework here. The reason it's called "homework" is you're supposed to do your own research!

In addition, you carpet bombed the forums with the same request, perhaps it's time for you to revisit the TSG Rules again.

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I'm hoping someone can help me with an issue I am having with a small LAN configuration. My LAN is set up as follows;

PC ------>
PC ------> Wireless Router ------> ADSL Modem ------> Internet
PC ------>

The modem is set up as the DHCP server, with all clients set to obtain IP address automatically. Modem is also set up as the DNS server. All PCs and the router and modem have the same IP subnet of 192.168.1.x and mask The router is simply being used as a hub/switch (rather than a router).

This setup all works fine for connecting to the internet, however when trying to connect PC to PC, there is a delay in resolving the network name (i.e. if I type //pc-name, it thinks for a few seconds then shows all shares on that PC). I can access all shares ok, but the delay is obviously caused by a DNS lookup issue. One of the PCs runs the MSDE version of SQL Server, and this DNS issue is causing a very slow database connection to other PCs.

Appreciate any advice anyone can offer.

A:Network Help Needed - DNS

Your name resolution for the local machines is likely NetBIOS Name resolution, not DNS. It may be attempting DNS resolution first, then falling back to NBNS after DNS fails. You could put your machine names in your local Hosts file located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc. This would be searched first before resolving the name through other means.

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I have two computers, both running Windows 98se. The downstairs computer is the main one, and is connected to the Internet via a broadband connection (Blueyonder).

The upstairs computer has no internet connection, but I have now installed ethernet cards in both computers, in the hope of networking them. I'd like the upstairs computer to have internet access. Sharing files, printers, etc., isn't important, just the internet access.

Trouble is, now that I've installed the necessary hardware, I don't know how to get the main computer to share the modem with the other computer.

Please could someone tell me how to do this. Many thanks!

A:Network help needed

Here's a step-by-step to setting up ICS, which is what you're looking for: http://www.homenethelp.com/ics/index.asp

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Hi All . I have a Dynalink RTA 1025W and are running XP pro SP3
I am trying to get my wireless going on my lappy and its asking me for a Network key or WEP Key or WPA Key .
Is this setup threw my ISP .
Or do I manually enter a number ?

A:Solved: Network key or WEP Key needed

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I am going to my parents house over xmas and they don't have wireless internet and I was wondering how do I go about using their internet on my laptop? Also I have a network cable - is there anything else I need.

A:network advice needed

You'll need their permission.

If they have dial-up you'll need a 56kbps modem. If they have a broadband modem with only a USB connection you will need a USB port and the modem's software. If they have a modem with ethernet connection you will need an ethernet adapter (regardless of whether they have a router). Your laptop probably already has each of these except for the USB modem software.

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I'll try to be as short as possible...
DELL Dimension 480, WINDOWS XP SP-2, 512 MB of RAM, 40GB disk, connecting to the internet through external modem and an ethernet card (DSL connetion).
I was running fine untill last night that I turned the pc off. This morning I couldn't connect to the internet because my ethernet card wasn't recognised by Windows. So I went to the device manager and I clicked the yellow questionmark (note that there WAS NO Network adapters section in Device manager-the ethernet card was under UNKNOWN) and I uninstalled and reinstalled thedriver. Same thing. I am getting an error message "The device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device - Code 31". From that point whatever I am doing I am getting the same message.
I tried to install the new hardware (ETHERNET card) and the required driver from the installation CD but again WINDOWS Refuses to load the drivers and create the Network adapters in Device Manager. Not even in Safe Mode.
Note that WINDOWS works fine with all other drivers.
My pc has an internal dial modem also so I tried to conect with it since my ISP gives me that option too (I have done so in the past succesfully). Same thing. Cannot connect although the modem is recognised by WINDOWS and there is no yellow marks on it - working fine, I can hear it dialing.
I installed AOL trial version (sometimes AOL fixes connection problems) and in the Device Manager AOL cannot create a ne... Read more

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Ok Guys, Here We Go...

I have a laptop running Vista Ultimate and a desktop running XP Pro. My laptop connects to the Internet through a wireless network and I want to share that connection with my XP desktop. How do I do that? I do already have an Ethernet cable...

A:Network Sharing Help Needed

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I was forced to reformat my computer and now I am not able to connect to my other computers in my workgroup. I have a Linksys router. At the time of reformatting, I decided to setup User Accounts that are password protected. When I try to access files on another computer, I get the login box and I am not sure what login information it is looking for.

1. Should I be getting the login box?
2. What login informaion is it looking for? (User name/password or workgroup name/password?)
3. After reformatting, I did not reinstall the router software. Do I need to do so? Somebody told me it wasn't really necessary it just was a wizard to help you through setup.

I know these are stupid questions, but I have never had accounts setup before. The 2 computers in question are XP Pro and XP Home. If anyone can answer these questions or provide me with some suggestions to check, I would appreciate it much.

A:Solved: Network help needed

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HELLO!! I need a little help settin up a home network with 2 computers. We simply want to be able to share files.

The two computers are connected to a cable modem hub. Each connection is 'direct to the internet', meaning that no computer is acting as a server or client. Initially, I had one computer on a cable modem, and a roommate moved in, and he just connected his PC to the hub.

We both use Windows XP and both ran the network setup wizard, but for some reason we can't see each others computers in Network Places, or see each others files. He is able to ping my PC in CMD prompt, but mine can't do likewise. We've checked to make sure the firewalls are allowing connection and so on, and I'm at a loss.

Any advice on the procedure of setting up a small home network with 2 computers that connect independantly to the internet using the same hub? Cheers!!!

A:Network Setup Help Needed

While you're waiting here, have a peek in this site's internet&networking / networking forum... see if you can some info in the threads there.

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Hi everyone, this is my first post on the community:


Connect 2 Home networks together in a manner that maintains network isolation.


To ease congestion on the "primary network" by enabling a secondary network for:
LAN Gaming
Maintenance of a "Media Server" (Including large file movements)

Primary Network
Location Centre of the house
Centered on a Linksys "WAG 160N Wireless Router" ( A most excellent device !)
Subnet of used
Primary purpose being to enable internet access to the "flatties"
Secondary purpose is to enable streaming of "non copy-righted" video content from a "Media Server" to a TViX 6500 media player located in the lounge.
Secondary Network
Location: Rear of the house: "The Lair"
Centred on a Dynalink "RTA 1025W Wireless Router"
Subnet of used
Primary purpose being to enable myself access to the internet and to maintain the "Media Server"
Secondary purpose LAN gaming (Woo - Hoo !)
Primary Network is ethernet and on occasion wireless (for internet only)
Secondary Network is ethernet only.
One ethernet cable for the Primary Network enters the Lair - I will need to connect this by plugging it into the router for the secondary network
Windows 7 Ultimate OS used on both networks.


Realistically (Ignoring static routing tables) there cannot be two DHCP servers on the same network
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A:Network Isolation Needed

If you want total isolation between the two networks, and both of them to share the common Internet connection, the easiest way is with three SOHO routers.

Connect one router directly to the ISP modem, connect the two routers for the two isolated networks to this router and connect their LAN ports to the respective separate networks.

This provides total isolation between the two networks.
Obviously, this can also be done with an enterprise class router, but it will cost more to go that way as a rule. This method is simple and pretty cheap.

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Hello.  Recently I had to reinstall windows 7 on my computer.  Since then it cannot get online as it says it has no network adaptor.  I had to reinstall windows 7 from a disk I ordered, as an upgrade on windows 10 had failed and messed up my computer such that there was no way to restore it. I have tried downloading various drivers  - network adaptors and installing them.  Nothing seems to work.  Also, the screen resolution is not very good.  Can someone advise me what drivers (network adaptor) I need, and where to get it and how to install it such that I can get online with my computer again.   Thanks in advance!

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Hi I'm using Win XP sp1 fresh install (fresh because i reformated it thinking that would help the problem), my wireless adapter connects me to my network but no internet connection. I have tried using both WIN xp zero config and and the software that came with my card. I have bought another adapter and it does the same thing. I have tried reinstalling em and and switching slots. My network has wep key and I put that in as suposed to and it connects but no internet. I have used a laptop wirelessly and it works fine so it is my Pc that is the problem. My ip is worng. I have tried using the repair option in Win xp Zero Config. It says failed to renew IP. I definetly need an expert for this. otherwise plz post here.


A:Network Connection HELP NEEDED!!!

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