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BSOD while connecting to work VPN while at home.

Q: BSOD while connecting to work VPN while at home.

I have a guy at work whom his computer keeps bluescreening while at home trying to connect to our VPN. I for the life of me cannot figure out what it is. I have reinstalled network drivers, chipsets you name it and still having an issue. Tried to read the minidump file and this is what spits out. Any Ideas?

Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.402 X86
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Mini081410-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: C:\windows\Symbols
Executable search path is:
Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055d720
Debug session time: Sat Aug 14 13:14:23.109 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:34:32.465
Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck C2, {7, cd4, 0, 86df1930}

GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from 805637f0
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from 805637f0
Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt!_woutput+414 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

The current thread is making a bad pool request. Typically this is at a bad IRQL level or double freeing the same allocation, etc.
Arg1: 00000007, Attempt to free pool which was already freed
Arg2: 00000cd4, (reserved)
Arg3: 00000000, Memory contents of the pool block
Arg4: 86df1930, Address of the block of pool being deallocated

Debugging Details:

GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from 805637f0
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from 805637f0

POOL_ADDRESS: 86df1930




PROCESS_NAME: lsass.exe

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 00000000 to 804f9f43

a1783590 00000000 00000000 86e46af0 00000000 nt!_woutput+0x414

804f9f43 5d pop ebp


SYMBOL_NAME: nt!_woutput+414



IMAGE_NAME: ntoskrnl.exe


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0xc2_7_nt!_woutput+414

BUCKET_ID: 0xc2_7_nt!_woutput+414

Followup: MachineOwner

Preferred Solution: BSOD while connecting to work VPN while at home.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: BSOD while connecting to work VPN while at home.

None that I can see.

Lsass errors with thie message seemed to occur frequently with Win 2000...but I don't see much for XP errors. Also seems to be related frequently to print function.

Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues?

The obvious thing would be to uninstall the network drivers this person is using and reinstall them, IMO.

No one else at your worksite has this problem?


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I was able to work from home. I have office 03 and it works great on other computers including another at home unit. What steps do I need to check because nothing works for me. The only way I can get on to see my work is to do a remote connection. What do I do.

A:Connecting to work from home

Would need a lot more info.

Your "work" will probably be firewalled?
What are you trying to connect to, a server at work?
How are you trying to connect?
Has provision been made by the "work" IT people (VPN etc) for you to access any server?

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I am trying to connect to my work network from my home computer via adsl internet at both ends.
I have set up a network place at work computer for 'incoming connections' and am accessing that from home. I can connect no problem and the connection appears at both ends. I can not however see or find any files even though the files I am looking for are shared and available to other computers on the work network. I go to network places on my home computer and select search. I enter the name of my work server but it always says nothing found. The username and password I use to access the VPN connection is the same one as other computers at work use to logon. My logon password at home however is different.

Any idea?

Thanks a lot.


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My laptop at home runs on Vista, and my pc at work runs on XP. What is the best way of connecting these two remotely so that I can view my work files/emails from home and how do I proceed on doing this?

A:I need help connecting to my work pc from home laptop remotely

"how do I proceed on doing this?"

Ask your work's IT department.

"What is the best way of connecting these two remotely"

Ask your work's IT department.

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Due to corona virus my wife started working from our home office last week. She used our personal PC to connect to her work through Citrix with a few hiccups but eventually no problem. Our PC connects to internet via wifi due to distance from router.
This week she was unable to connect. Her IT department couldn't resolve it and said it can't connect because it is not cabled?????
So my wife had to go to work, collect her computer and bring it home. We now have our outdoor garden table in the living room as a makeshift office so she can plug her work computer into the router. Two kids and husband confined at home too!

Apart from buying a 10m network cable is there a fix to get connected via wifi?

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I have two Windows XP (Home Edition) computers at home. The two machines are networked by an ethernet cable. I am using a D-Link DI-604 router to share a cable modem connection. I have a Windows 98se computer system at work with a dial-up 56k modem. I would like to gain access to my home network from work. Can someone please advise me on the best route to take. I believe my IP address is a public address.

A:Connecting To Home Network From Work. Best Option?

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I just switched from Clear to CenturyLink DSL internet about a week ago (Westel Model 7500 modem/router) and ever since then my work laptop has been having trouble connecting to the internet, both wirelessly and through LAN.

Every other device in my home works absolutely fine, and my laptop is able to connect to other wireless networks no problem.

I am able to connect with my work laptop to my home internet occasionally (I am on it now), but after a few hours I always get kicked off again. I've figured out that if I remove my new network from my Preferred Networks list and reboot my computer, then reconnect to my network, I can get on for a few hours. But I always get kicked off again and I have to repeat this process.

When I get kicked off, my wireless icon indicates that I am connected to the network with excellent connectivity, but I have no internet and no browser pages open.

I contacted my company's tech support about this, and their solution was to send me a brand new computer. Great for me, since my old one was a dinosaur, but this new computer has the exact same issue as my old one.

I don't want to have to restart my computer every few hours just to get internet. Any ideas? I am completely baffled, but think that there must be some setting on my computer put in place by my company's IT department that does not mesh with this new internet.

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A:Trouble connecting work laptop to home internet


Our DSL escalation team would be happy to take a lot into this. There may be something we can do to get it fixed for you. Send our team an email with the details and we'll get started!

[email protected]

Best regards,

@Centurylinkhelp Team

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I work at a place where we can bring our personal laptops and connect to the internet using a wireless connection. We use WEP and security type is shared. We have a password we have to enter.

I have a Lenovo Idea Pad Y530 laptop. Have connected for years to this router. Well, I went to a website to download the free version of World OF Warcraft and during the download I lost connection and had to reboot. I think that is how it went. Now I am unable to connect to the internet at work but I can still connect to my personal wireless network at home on the same laptop.

I have reformatted and still unable to connect. I am able to connect to the router but then a red X appears between the router and the internet. Everyone else is still able to connect with their laptops and I brought my old dell in and can connect with no problems.

I had been using AVG free. I even uninstalled that and turned off my firewall.

When I click on the X I get this report:

There may be a problem with your Domain Name Server (DNS) config.
On both laptops I ran the command ipconfig/all

Dell laptop that is currently connected to work wireless shows that there is info under the Tunnel adapter Local area connection 6. On the Lenovo this are is blank showing nothing. I think if u do an ipconfig/all you will understand better what I am saying

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration
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A:Laptop quit connecting to wireless router at work but home is fine

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Hi, I have a Dell Latitude D620 with a Dell Wireless WLAN. I connect to my wireless connection at home fine, but any time I take my computer to a wifi hotpsot, it cannot connect. I SEE that there is a network there, I click "connect" to that network, and my computer doesn't do anything. My Wireless is set to obtain IP addresses automatically, so that is not the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might try to fix this??


A:Solved: Dell Latitude D620 not connecting to wifi, but connecting at home

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hope someone can help,

I dont know much at all about computer so I hope you will understand what I am saying!

My PC is dell inspiron 1525. My battery was dying and my pc shut down before I could plug it in. When I tried to restart I got the annoying dell media center screen (I have trouble with this from the beggining, sometimes I cant get out and have to shut down the pc and restart)
and straight away the blue screen with the following message

Plug and play detected an error most likely caused by a faulty driver... etc

I pressed F8 as indicated but safe mode wont work

the error code is
0X000000CA (0X00000001, 0X82FD5620, 0X82FDOA68, 0X00000000)

The day it happened, I have dowloaded Divx and Jdowlnoader
I also have plugged in my HDMi cable from my Tv to watch a film.

can someone help!

thanks a lot

A:BSOD and safe mode won't work. Windows XP Home

This indicates that the Plug and Play Manager encountered a severe error, probably as a result of a flawed Plug and Play driver.

What driver does it list on the Blue Screen? It will be under the error code.

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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A:XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

what do you have connected to the router (Siemens SpeedStream 5620 Wireless ADSL Gateway) that works , as we will probably need to see some test results

lets start with these two
. *I also need to learn how to save his pics & videos to a Sandisk memory stick (another issue), plus how to CLEAR OUT this PC which seems jam packed, plus guided to a lower cost or free virus protection that is adequate.Click to expand...

depending on the size of "all the stuff" you may want an external USB harddrive to copy all the files/pictures to - what do you have ?
can you got to the
my documents folder - which should also contain my pictures and right click on the folder my documents and select properties from the menu
that will give you the size of that folder

you don't need norton, there are many free versions just as good - I will list below
but first you need to remove Norton, as it may be the reason you cannot access the internet as its blocking - see removal tool below

next we would like to see an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot- again see below


Norton Removal Tool
I would recommend that you restart the PC and run the removal tool for a second time - I have found instances where the removal tool needs to be run twice to fully remove all traces of norton and symantec from the PC

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I cannot get Windows Media Encoder 9 to work at all at home, but I have no problems with it at work, so I know I'm not trying to do something with it that it can't handle.

At home, every time I try to convert either an AVI or a VOB to WMV, either using the wizard or the custom settings, it lets me get through it all and then, when it starts trying to encode, it throws up the message:
"Windows Media Encoder has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. ..."

It never gives me any more information than this, just crashes and closes. I've tried repairing it through the control panel, as well as completely uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but it hasn't helped.

At home I'm running Windows XP Media Center. At work, where I've never had it crash, I'm running Windows XP Professional. Is there something in Media Center that causes it to crash? Is there any patch I can download or thing I can do to get it to work on my home computer?

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Media Encoder doesn't work at home, does at work

I'm currently having the same problem . I open the .vob file set the output folder , settings etc etc . just as it was about to start converting , WME just stops and crashes . I use windows xp home edition so if your company's xp professional can make it work im thinking it is something in the professional edition which allows it to work not something in our edition that doesnt allow it to work. Are there any alternatives for encoding a video? i dont have much cash right now so i was hoping i might find some freeware alternatives . thanks

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I'm helping a friend to set up their BT Home Hub but can't seem to get the PC to connect to it. Unfortunately I have little experience in this so am not really much help!

Everything is wired up correctly and the right lights come on on the Hub when its switched on. The software installs fine but it cannot find a connection.

The PC is running windows XP and used to connect fine with a BT voyager router. There is various security software installed on the computer.

My guess is that something already installed on the computer is causing the problem but I don't know what. I don't use my windows machine to connect to the internet so I'm not really sure what to do next.

My questions are as follows:

1) Is it likely to be the security or old BT software causing the problem?

2) If it is, is there a way of disabling it all without removing the software. If not should I just go ahead and remove it all? (I'm sure the new hub comes with its own security).

3)If my guess is wrong what else could it be? Its supposed to be simple to set up so I think something must be wrong somewhere rather than me being daft (although I haven't ruled that out just yet!!! ).

If it was my own PC I'd just blunder around trying things until I got it working. Its not though, so hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

I'd really appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks in advance

A:Need help connecting to BT Home Hub

What is the exact model of the BT Home Hub? If the machine was running on a router previously, it should connect to this new device, since it's also a router. With the machine connected, let's see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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hi freinds!
i have two computers p-3 with windows xp insatalled on both.
i have tried to establish direct cable network between them for file sharing.
i made one as host and the other as a guest.
the host waits for the incoming connection and the guest connects to the host,but
gets struck with a window displaying verify user name and password and gives the error
number 628.
please suggest what could be done.
can i get rid of the comp asking user name and passwrod.

A:connecting two home pc s

What type of cable are you using, and which ports are you connecting it to?

Also to get rid of the password request make sure that you create identical user accounts on both PCs, with the same usernames and passwords (which are case sensitive).

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I want to take my wireless laptop to France and Italy again but last time when I tried to connect via the hotel link they wanted me to disconnect my security system to enable the connection to their provider.......I didn't feel confident enough to do that as I have had to get Tech Guy to help me out enough times with nasty virus infections. Can you suggest a way I can get on line without taking such a risk?
Many thanks......Margaret

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For a while Im trying to find a solution to put together my home cinema and my pc.Simple reason is to get 5.1 sound from my computer.I have Asrock motherboard HM61-DGS with integrated sound card.Also have an old Creative SB0220 but I hear there is no way for Win 7 to work with it.My Home Theatre is some strange Texoni mark.For now Im getting a sound but no surround.I put together via rca jack.As,I hope it will be seen in a picture, HT has some coax out.And if somebody know which cabl to use to connect together.
Tnx in advance.cheers

A:Connecting home theatre to pc

Hi goga. Hard to tell from your picture but I think you may only be able to connect 2 channel stereo to the Texoni . A Google search does not provide much info on this home theater unit. The Digital Coax Out on the Texoni is to output a digital signal to another compatible unit. It cannot be used as a input so you are out of luck here

Your Creative SB0220 is an older PCI connection which your motherboard does not support. So even if you could find Win 7 drivers this would not work. Besides, it would not offer surround sound if used with your Texoni.

I?m sure you don?t want to hear this but to get Surround Sound from your PC to your stereo you will need to purchase a Home Theater Receiver that offers 5.1 input connections.

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Does anyone know how to connect (if possible) from an outside network to a home network?

I can connect to my router from an outside network by typing the IP address: 24.xx.xxx.xx:8080 The port 8080 allows me access to configure the router remotely. If I can do this I would think that I can access/transfer files on my PC at home?

What do I need to type in the IE bar?


Thanks in advance

A:connecting to my home PC from an outside network

yes, you can setup VPN. this how to setup vpn may help, www.howtonetworking.com/vpnsetup.htm

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I am trying to connect to my home network. My home network consists of two other Windows XP computers connected to a router. I have the internet connection that the other two computers have, but I cannot see any of their files and they do not show up as network places. How do I fix this? I am not a techy person and I don't understand all this fiddly stuff and I'm getting really frustrated.

The weirdest thing is, I was able to access the other two computers fine yesterday but now they do not turn up?? I have restarted multiple times but to no avail.

Please help!!!

A:Connecting to Home Network

Quote: Originally Posted by mc1992

I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I am trying to connect to my home network. My home network consists of two other Windows XP computers connected to a router. I have the internet connection that the other two computers have, but I cannot see any of their files and they do not show up as network places. How do I fix this? I am not a techy person and I don't understand all this fiddly stuff and I'm getting really frustrated.

The weirdest thing is, I was able to access the other two computers fine yesterday but now they do not turn up?? I have restarted multiple times but to no avail.

Please help!!!

Hi and welcome

I suspect your problem has to do with homegroup. when you set up networking in the windows install you chose a "home network" makes sense. Homenetwork however assumes all computers will be win 7.

To resolve the problem go to network and shaing where you set up networking in the first place and choose a work network instead. You can also turn off IPv6 as it is only needed in homegroup

In workgroup xp sees win 7, and win 7 sees XP

Let us know if this doesnt work

Good Luck Mate
Ken J

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Here is the situation: I am living at an apartment complex that uses a single connection for the same building (at least). This connection is hooked into a router that reassigns IP addresses for that building. For instance: IP addresses in this building will be something like 172.16.X.X. Everyone has the same external IP address past the router-assigned IP address.

Since I do not have access to the devices, I am unsure how to connect to a home server outside (or for that matter, inside) the network. I have successfully implemented a TeamSpeak server in which both someone inside and outside the network were able to connect, but this does nothing to help me in the current situation.

I would also like to mention that I am hooked up to a home router, which assigns the IP addresses 10.0.0.X.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated


A:Connecting to a home server

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Hi All,

I have a UTSTARCOM 300r2u configured as a router to distribute my internet connection between a desktop and a laptop.

I have installed a no-ip.com client so that i can access my desktop without having to worry about the dynamic ip with which my router is configured. The problem is that i am able to connect to my router when i type my hostname http://<something>.no-ip.com.

Even though i've tried port forwarding(donno if what i did was correct!), i am unable to access the shared drives on my desktop from outside my Home lan. I tried easy fileshare webserver, but even then when i type my hostname it automatically goes to the homepage of my router, not the homepage of the Easy fileshare webserver...

Can someone please help me in configuring this router so i can access my desktop from other networks???

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At our office we have mostly XP computers, with a Vista laptop, 3 7 Pro and a Windows Home Server. All the computers communicate fine, except the 7 Home laptop. It can only see the 7 Pro computers and the Vista machine. It can ping all the other computers, but they will not show up in the network neighborhood. When I tried to map the server shares, it didn't work despite being able to see it under the "Other Devices".

The 7 Home laptop has network discovery turned on and all the XP clients have LLTD installed.

I can't figure out why the 7 Pro machines are having no problem, and all the computers can see the 7 Home laptop. Any help is appreciated.

A:Connecting to workgroup with 7 Home

I have had a similar problem and have found the following to help:

Start > Run > gpedit.msc > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Option > Double-click ‘Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level’

Under the Local Security Setting’s tab choose ‘Send LM & NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated’.


do this on all machines in the workgroup

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I've got a Linksys router and access point and a wirless card in my laptop. It's configured to connect at work but doesn't connect at home. The laptop has Win XP and the main PC has Win 2000. I've tried using the default settings for the LAC and the router. I believe the main problem is not being able to access the settings page of the AP. Urgent Help Needed.

A:Wireless not connecting at home

Your laptop still thinks it's at work when trying to connect at home. Assuming your work, and your home configure their clients with DHCP what you do is the following:

In XP & 2000:


at the prompt type:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

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I have a windows xp pro setup to share files but when I go to permissions the only computer I can use to give user accounts permissions is the 1 im on...Is it possible to give a specific windows home edition permission to a xp pro share without using the "everyone" group...the workgroups are the same....thanks for any help...

A:connecting to a xp pro share from xp home

XP home does not support Domains. So... effectively, no.

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So basically, I'm having issues connecting two computers. One has XP Home Edition, and the other has XP Professional. Both connect to the internet just fine, but are unable to connect to each other.

I've tried just about everything, on every support website, and paying Microsoft for help is beyond insane. I'm basically at the point that I'm glad I shave my head, or I'd be pulling my hair out.

When I view the workgroup computers on the XP Pro machine, I can see both computers. I can access every file on the XP Pro machine, from the XP Pro machine, but unable to access the XP Home machine, despite being able to see it in the list.

When I try to access the XP Home machine, I get the infamous 'Access denied due to permissions' message. I've checked permissions, and both machines are set to Full Control. Both machines require no password to login to. Both are on a non-wireless router, and the router has no firewall settings from what I could see.

XP Home machine, can't even access the workgroup, yet the XP Pro machine can. XP Home gets an error stating the workgroup isn't accessable, then says "Network Path not found". How can that be, if I can see the machine on the XP Pro machine?

I just want to transfer files between my machines, and I'm fairly sure I have everything set up correctly, but apparently I don't have permission (from myself? ) to access my own computer across a network.

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so, I cant get it to recognize the CD rom, and I therefore can't load windows or any programs.

My thought is that I might be able to pull the Hard drive and Attach it to my home PC, and simply transfer my needed programs that way....
I have looked at it, and the HD was easy enough to remove, but how do I connect it ? my home PC has an extra 4-wire plug, which looks like it would be for a second HD, but this laptop they has some plug that ive never seen before
(I dont know much about laptops)

Anyway, this is a Compaq Armada 1580...... (p166/32meg/2.1gig hd).

Can anyone offer good advice?
All responses appreciated.

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is there a way i can hook up an amp to give it more power? i have a ac/dc converter to convert the house current to car current which i did try to connect to my subs but it didnit work.is there anyway i can do this?
thanks.......for any help any advice

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My pc ound my laptop in "network" but it ask me to type the user name and the password ,wich password it meaned ?

A:Connecting to home network

Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter

My pc ound my laptop in "network" but it ask me to type the user name and the password ,wich password it meaned ?

The one that was displayed when you crated the homegroup for networking. It is not your user name and log on.

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Well, I am new entry to this forum.

I have two dos computers and one XP Home machine. They are connected using a Hub

I installed Microsoft Network client 3.0 (with Tcp/ip) but could not connect to XP machine from Dos machine.
I am going to use dos programs in XP Machine

Please help me what to do to connect to XP machine. A detailed tutorial may be helpful.

A:help: Connecting Dos client to XP Home

I'm somewhat confused. How exactly are you going to use those DOS programs on the XP machine?

A detailed tutorial will be difficult, since MS-DOS networking requires manual configuration, and it will depend on the specific NIC you have, and the drivers in question.

How about telling us what you want to accomplish?

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A:connecting to internet away from home

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I have 2 machines (1 XP Pro and 1 XP Home). I am able to connect to the XP Pro's shared files, but when I try to connect to the XP Homes shared files or map a drive - it asks for a network password. I do not have the machine password protected and so, do not know what password it is asking for. Can anyone assist? Attached is a copy of the dialogue box that is popping up in a word doc.

A:Connecting to Home Network

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After reading much about the values of having a window boot cd such as "Ultimate Boot cd for Windows ver 2.5" I finally created the boot cd based on Bart's PE. I thought that if anything ever went wrong with one of the two home XP SP2 machines I could use the boot cd to transfer important files via the home network by accessing the "Network Configurator" to easily transfer the files.

Well the boot cd works perfectly, but after many hours of trying I just can't access the local network. Inside the configurator under Map Network Drive there are boxes such as:
Network Path:
User Name:

I have tried many combinations relative to the HOME network accounts but have failed in connecting to the network.

The HOME system connects via a D-Link cable router DI-704P

I would be very pleased if some has been successful in connecting their home network in the way I have described.


A:connecting Home pc's with PC Configurator 2.20

have you made sure to:
a.: set up shell accounts of each account on the seperate computers
b.: you can also select a box in "administrative tools - users and accounts" so that you do not need to type in a username and pasword to access.
also check your firewall

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I origionally posted in the xp section about hard disk problems and got nowhere with my problem of adding a second hard drive (that apparenty didn't work lol) so I went out and bought a new note book, an Aspire 5315 (vista home basic, 1.86 GHz Intel Celeron M processor 540, 1 GB of DDR2 system memory, 160 GB hard drive, 5400 rpm, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive and 802.11b/g wireless LAN..)..Now that I have the larger hd I'm having a problem getting it to locate my home network that is set up on 2 desktops with win xp sp2...... Are there any simple soultions to this?

Thanks for any help.

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I have a home network setup on a Dlink router is there a way that I can logon to my home computer network from work?

A:connecting to home computer

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hi all ..

I have WinXP Prof. PC @ work behind LAN ( No Real IP ) ..

Also i have VOIP Telephone connected to the same PC .. ( i can call this Telephone from anywhere )

is there is a good cheap way so that i can do "Remote Desktop" to my work PC .from home ???

thanks in advance ..

A:Connecting to my work PC ( behind lan )

Okay I'll bite -

Ashla you need to provide alot more information in order for us to be able to help you. There are alot of variables when it comes to computer networking and configuration. Even more when you add in morete connectivity.

I have WinXP Prof. PC @ work behind LAN ( No Real IP ) ..Click to expand...

First off all computers haveto have a "real ip" if its on the network and working it has an IP. it may not be accessible from the outside (yet) but its still a real IP.

Also i have VOIP Telephone connected to the same PC .. ( i can call this Telephone from anywhere )Click to expand...

Forget about the phone as this phone won't be in any solution for using remote desktop.

is there is a good cheap way so that i can do "Remote Desktop" to my work PC .from home ???Click to expand...

Windows XP has a remote desktop feature that allows any other windows client to connect into it. With that being said you have to do a few things.

1) check your work computer and find out if your IP address is static or DHCP. you can find that out by going to the Network connectitions finding your network adapter going to the properties of TCP\IP and see if it has a bunch of numbers typed in there or if everything is seto to automatic.

2) If its static its easier then you need to access the router. If its not then you need to take it off DHCP and set it to static.

3) then you need to use the router to forward the ports from the external IP to the in... Read more

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I have a small network set up at home, and thought it was set up as secure (more on that soon). My PC is in a basement room, and out of range, so I have run a CAT6 cable up to my router on the 2nd floor, and have a steady connection. My daughter on the other hand, has a netgear wg111 adapter. The router is also a netgear router (wgt624). She is 2 rooms away from the router, yet cannot connect. When searching for wireless networks in range through XP, my network sometimes shows up as secure, other times as not secure... More often than not, her result of trying to connect is "limited or no connectivity". This is frustrating as all hell.. Can anyone offer a solution aside from wiring her connection? BTW, I have cable service coming in, and the modem is a motorola (not sure of the exact model #). Further, there are apparently other networks near my home that I am picking up, and XP likes to default to one inparticular, even though I have deleted it from the list, and made my network the preferred network... Harumph!!!

Thanks in advance for any help and advice.


A:Trouble connecting wirelessly at home

hello & welcome to TSF ,

you would be better off if you reposted this in the network section of this forum

they are more adapted in handling these issues


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I just bought a new computer and i set it up in one room and plugged it into my home network and it connected to the internet and worked fine, however when i moved it into the other room and connected it, it gave me the error that the network cable was unplugged...i tried a different cable and still no luck... can anybody help me?


A:Problems connecting to home network

Are you using wireless, or hard wired with an ethernet cord ?

Wireless can be very weak, from room to room (signal wise) This can be dependant on a number of issues:
Thickness of walls
Electromagnetic radiation (if other equipment is close by - including wires in walls)

If you are speaking ethernet cable, please check the cable by disconnecting and re-connecting it.

By the way, from going back to the original room, does it work again ?

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My WIndows 7 decktop is part of a small home network. I can access files from the network form the W7 computer but I cannot connect to the printer on the network. When I run the "add printer" wizard, it correctly lists the printers on the network, all of which are attached to one computer. Of the ones listed, only one is a real printer. The others are things like Adobe, or a fax printer. I successfully connected the W7 to the "Adobe printer" but when I try to connect to the Lexmark printer, I get an error message, "0.0000000a". Also when I try "view network computers" from the Windows XP where the printer is connected, it does not show the W7 computer as part of the network. THe W7 had been part of the network prior to installing W7 when it had Windows XP and it had no problems. THe connection to the home network seems to have survived the upgrade to W7 on the W7 computer but not on the others. Any help would sure be appreciated.

A:Connecting to Home Network Printer

are you using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows?

Try installing the drivers for that printer inside 7. Or move the printer to the 7 computer and share it there instead.

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currrently i have 2 computers connected to router with built-in hub
and the router is connected to my dsl modem.

i have now laptop computer and i'm thinking on the ways to connect it to my home network (and have access to internet).
i can simply connect it to router with a cable ,as i did with other pc's ,but for laptop i want to use wireless connection.

how do i do this?

A:connecting laptop to my home network

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A few days ago I lost connection with the internet on my computer and I have been unable to fix the problem. My computer is connected via an ethernet cable which runs into a power plug (plugged into the wall beside my computer) which then connects to another power plug downstairs which is connected to my router. The wifi from my router is working fine on devices such as my phone, the issues im having is with the ethernet connection.

When trouble shooting a message appears saying "Local Area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration". I have tried various 'fixes' which I have found online but none have worked. I attempted to try the 'ipconfig/release" and "ipconfig/renew" method on cmd, howver when trying this I got further errors saying "no operation can be performed on local area connection 2 while it has its media disconnected" and "unable to contact DHCP server. Request timed out".

I have managed to establish a wireless connection on my pc using a wireless adaptor and it is working fine, although I would prefer to fix the ethernet connection.

Is there any further advice anyone could give me?

A:Issues with Connecting to Internet on Home pc

One of things I have found that works some times, is to power down ALL systems connected to the wired network. Then power up each machine one at time. Wait long enough for each system to get connected to the network. Even check to make sure that each machine connects to the internet before starting up another machine.

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I Want to get a laptop and i want to be able to use the same internet connection that my desktop computer is running on, how would i be able to do that without any wires ??

A:Connecting my laptop to the internet at home

It might be nice for us to know ....

1) How your desktop computer connects to the Internet now.

2) If the laptop you plan to purchase has built-in wi-fi (wireless).

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Is it possible to access my home network while away from home: to be able to browse the network, access PCs, and access my file server? If so, how can it be done? Is doing this different from using software like PCAnywhere?

My home network system consists of a cable modem with a Linksys 4-port Router (BESRU31).


A:Remotely Connecting to Home Network?

Remote access software like pcAnywhere let you take over a computer that is on your network. What you see on the screen is what would be seen on the remote computer. If that is good enough then programs like pcAnywhere, RADMIN, NetOP or VNC would work fine. Be aware there a differences in performance, stability and features between them.

If you want to access your home network as if it was a LAN, you would need VPN for that. You would see the remote VPN server as another mapped drive like on a regular network. XP Pro has VPN server built in but only allows one connection at a time.

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So i've connect to my home wifi and for whatever reason windows 10 didnt ask me like 7 if its home, work or public its just automatically put my home wifi as public any way to change this or a setting that i am missing.

A:connecting to home wifi but set as public??

Turn on network discovery and you'll be asked to convert from public to private.

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I've been trying to connect to a users home drive on a Win2000 server, from a W98 machine without much luck.
The command I use is "net use H: \home" but this only connects me to the USERS shared directory on the server. The user has to physically select their home folder from Explorer. The mapped drive is listed as "Users on Server" instead of "%username% on H:"


A:connecting to user home folder

You should use User Manager to configure it:

1. Click the Profile button. The User Profile dialogue box appears.
In the Local Path text box, type the following exactly as shown:


where c:\ is the partition where your Windows NT workstation is installed.

Note: If the directory c:\users does not exist, you must create it. You can create a directory from the Windows NT Explorer.

2. Click Ok to accept and close the dialogue box.
3. Click Ok to close the New User dialogue box.

A directory is created under c:\users that contains the same name as the user's login account.

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I have two computers in the house i live in, one running xp sp2, and the other running vista ultimate edition 64 bit.

I have just installed a BT Home hub in the house, and the computer running xp connects to it fine, with no problems. But when I try to connect the other one, it comes up limited or no connectivity, and so does the xp computer(which was connected fine up until that point).

I have no network knowledge whatsoever, and I don't know where to start.

Can anyone help?

A:Problem connecting more than one pc to BT home hub wirelessly

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I use my laptop in my job to connect in my company LAN which means i log in into a domain ex "HAFA". But i want in my home to connect my laptop with a cross cable with my Home Desktop Computer which belongs to a workgroup ex "MSHOME". How i can make my laptop either to use the workgroup in my Home and either to join the company Domain in my work. Both computer uses Windows XP pro. Any help??

A:Connecting my laptop with my Home Desktop ??

First, whatever you try - DON'T CHANGE THE DOMAIN INFORMATION ON YOUR LAPTOP SYSTEM! If you do, there is a good chance that you won't be able to log onto your laptop with your work ID. Your company would then have to reset your ID and password (unless you had an alternate admin id.)

One thing you might try is to make the Workgroup name on your desktop computer the same name as the domain name on your laptop. (This may or may not work.)

If that doesn't work, then you can still share resources by specifying IP addresses for file and print sharing - or by editing the Hosts file on each system and specifying host names. Let me know if you need help with this.

Peer-to-peer browsing will likely not work unless the Workgroup trick is successful.

Good luck and let us know how this works out!

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