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Q: Automate join to wifi network?

We will be imaging about 100 laptops this summer with Win7. We do this imaging on a hard wired connection. We have a wifi network and use WPA2-PSK. I would like some way to automate the joining of these laptops to our wifi network. I would rather not have to manually join each laptop and type in a long key each time.
Is there some way of doing this via sysprep? script that runs on first startup? group policy (we do have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain)?

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A: Automate join to wifi network?

You could do like this:
netsh wlan export profile name="NameOfWirelessNetwork" folder=c:\temp interface="Wireless Network Connection"
to export all settings related to that wireless network. And then run the following command to import it automatically during installation by creating a "run command" in the unattended answer file or in the task sequence if you are using MDT2010.
netsh wlan add profile filename="\\server\share\wlanconfig\Wireless Network Connection-NameOfWirelessNetwork.xml"Blogging about Windows for IT pros at www.theexperienceblog.com

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Hello Every One
I have the admin laptop and it works fine except the wireless. The wireless works fine if i take it out from the domain and join the workgroup.

I have used the domain admin account and the machine local admin account and it does not work.
The hardware is OK and seems enabled with no problem except it does not see any wifi network.
The Laptop run Win 7 Pro.
Best Regards


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I have my laptop at work and have had no trouble connecting the company WiFi (they have Guest WiFi and a WiFi where you need to enter your company provided Username and Password). I have been connecting using my Username and password.
Today I had to change my company login password. Now when I try to connect my laptop I get a "can't connect" message because the password saved in my laptop is no longer valid. But I can't find a place in Win10 to enter my new password.

I remember the first time I logged onto the company WiFi a Windows popup came up asking for my Username and Password (which was saved so I didn't need to enter it again - until now). This time not getting the popup - it just says "can't connect".

A:How/where do I enter WiFi password to join company WiFi?

Thanks for the PM with the solution. For anyone that is curious, I had to go to "Manage my Wireless Adapters" and then click on the company WiFi and click on "Forget". Then when I went back to connect to company WiFi, I got the popup to enter my Username and Password.

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I am looking for this on the internet, but until now i was unable to found
I have a asus notebook running windows 8.1. I work on a college, and the wifi network don?t has a wpa key to connect. But once the computer connects to the network, it requires a login using the browser, where i give my login, password and must check a box with the agreement with the accesss terms.
Everytime i open my computer there i must do this routine.
I?d like to know if it is possible to aumotate this process, allowing the computer to do this login everytime it detects the network connection.
I?ve already done this with my android phone, but i didn?t find a way to the windows 8.1
I hope someone can help me solving this problema
Thank you

A:Automate login to browser - wifi

I am currently using: Best Password Manager, 1 click Form Filler, Cloud, Android, iOS Password Manager / Sticky Password which is a paid version. However, you can use a free version: KeePass Password Safe and then install the plug-ins for the browser such as firefox/chrome/opera to automate the login process

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Hi Guys,
We have a wifi authentication with TLS - PAP, need to create a automated script to let user enter username and password and then connect automatically without configuring the wifi settings.
Please Help.
Thanks in Advance.

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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I have no knowledge on batch programming or scripting on Windows 7. My requirement is to reboot Windows 7 Professional machine automatically when network link (wired) is down. We can also do a ping to a remote host (which is always UP) and if that fails, we can initiate a reboot.

If we can setup a batch file to perform this we can perhaps add it into the Windows scheduler to check every 5 or 10 minutes. Could anyone please provide me a full batch file for this requirement?

Many thanks!

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I have no knowledge on batch programming or scripting on Windows 7. My requirement is to reboot Windows 7 Professional machine automatically when network link (wired) is down. We can also do a ping to a remote host (which is always UP) and if that fails, we can initiate a reboot.

If we can setup a batch file to perform this we can perhaps add it into the Windows scheduler to check every 5 or 10 minutes. Could anyone please provide me a full batch file for this requirement?

Many thanks!

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I've looked absolutely everywhere I can think of and I can't find a way to disable auto-joining unknown networks. There has to be a way to do it, otherwise that would be a huge security flaw. When in range of my own router or any other access point I have saved, it's fine. However, When I take my laptop elsewhere, it automatically joins unprotected networks, which I don't want to happen. How can you stop Windows 7 from automatically joining unknown wireless networks?

A:Disable WiFi Auto Join Unknown Networks

Turn of the radio button maybe?

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I just got a new PC dell winXP and can't get it to recognize, share files, or play games with the other PCx on my network.

The new PC came with a trial Norton and windows firewall, so I assume it's one or both of these causing the problem.

New PC shows the workgroup, but I can't open it to see the other PCs in it.

New PC replaced a win98 IBM.

A:new pc won't join network

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I have desktop with windows 7 professional installed. It is connected thru ethernet. the other computer is laptop with windows 7 ultimate connected wireless. Now I can create a home group on one computer. but I cannot able to join home group from other computer. I have already changed sharing option on advanced sharing tab. I have the same homegroup name, too. Can you please tell me what am I doing wrong? thanks

A:cannot able to join network.


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I did a fresh install of WinXP Pro on a PC. I want to join that PC to a domain on an NT 4.0 network.

I have a user name login screen where I enter the password. However, when I go to Control Panel, System, Computer Name, and click on the join a Domain button, and I enter the user ID and password, I get a message that I cannot join the domain because duplicate names or shares are not allowed, etc.

Do I need to delete the Windows logon name and password before I can join the PC to the NT 4.0 domain?

I don't understand why the PC can't join the domain when I enter a valid user name and password, and enter the correct domain name.

Does the work group name have to be different from the domain name?


A:Join a domain in Win XP Pro on NT 4.0 network

Try deleting the machine name on the PDC and entering a differant one, change the machine name on the XP box to the new one. Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>Server Manager on the NT box.

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Hi there,

I have a hybrid LAN and a 4G wimax CPE and Dlink AP

The WIMAX gives us internet access and does transmit wireless signals, while the AP connects to the wimax. A switch is connected to the AP such that desktop computer can have internet access too.

The wimax has 192.168.1.xx while the AP has 192.168.0.xx same subnet. I give our guests and visitors internet access via the wimax (I do not want guest to join our network) and the office uses the D-link to connect to the internet.

Now my boss has a laptop which he connects directly to the wimax (his preferred), but we have a server with an application which everyone in the office hooks up to every now and then. The server has a static IP and I want a situation whereby my boss (on wimax IP:192.168.1.xx ) can access the server (on the switch which connects to the D-link IP: 192.168.0.xx) and work without any challenge.

How do I merge the two networks together?

Thanks in anticipation.

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Basically I am trying to establish how i can join my network at home from here in hawaii.

at home i have 5 computers behind a router/firewall combo. Here there is no firewall or router.
Comps at home have Windows 7 Ultimate(x64), my computer Windoes 7 Home Premium (x64). (so joining/setting up a domain wont work)

So the idea is that i can pull whatever network resources i need from here in hawaii without having to remote desktop in and if my little brothers host up a LAN game i can jump in and play them a while.

If this has already been answered my fault.

A:Join a Remote network

See my post on TeamViewer, I use it all the time to access my networks.


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I know how to join a windows 95 machine to a network. We are switching over to windows 2000 professional. I've heard that joining the network is'nt quite the same.Somebody said that you don't have to add a network driver that windows auto detects it.Could someone tell me the steps to joining the network with windows 2000. I bought a book but it did not have that information. Thanks

A:{Advice Offered} - How to join the network


Windows 2000 will attempt to auto-detect your network card when it boots up. If it can not detect the type of card you have, you will need to provide the correct Win2K drivers for the card yourself (they will most likely be on the network card's website).

It should automatically install TCP/IP, but you will have to input the settings yourself (Go to the Control panel and click on the Network and DialUp Connections box, and select the Network icon, right click and go to properties. Then select TCP/IP and click on the Properties button).

Are you connecting to a NT Domain, or just to a work group?


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Is possible to get access to a router without join to the same network first and how?

A:Is possible to get access to a router without join to the same network first and ho?

No, you need to get on the network to access the router.

But not the windows network, just on the router.

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I'm the only one in my family (out of 4) who has Windows 7. Everyone else has XP. They're all in a network that my father named "Tungsten".

Now, I've spent countless hours troubleshooting this, to no avail. How do I join the "Tungsten" group, so that everyone else in my family can see my PC.

Also, I think at one point I fixed this, but I've reinstalled Windows twice since then (no problems, just regular maintenance, I reinstall every few months), but I still had a problem: my family had to put in a username and password to be able to access my PC's shared files/folders. How do I remove that, after I join the network?


A:Join a Windows XP network group.


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I recently reinstalled windows for a friend and now the laptop won't connect to the wireless network [wired works fine]. Upon startup I get the tooltip stating that wireless networks are detected. When I click the balloon and select the one I want to join it doesn't work. I have never been lucky with networking so my experience is limited. Can I use ipconfig setting from another laptop on the network to set this one?

This link can be used a reference [I had the same driver issues]


A:[SOLVED] Cannot Join Wireless Network

Hi Tye, Provided all your drivers are installed and you have setup a wireless network connection for the computer in question in the control panel, you may just need to enter the password for the wireless network your attempting to log on to. I know when I click to join my wireless network with my laptop the first time that is the case. Not sure about your network. Check to see if its password protected. If its not it should be. Please let me know the type of wireless card your computer is using as that will help me to find any things you may need to install to make it work correctly for you. Wireless networking is definately not my specialty either but I will do my best to help you resolve this issue. It's probably something pretty simple. Other techs will most likely offer suggestions as well throughout the day as well.

I will monitor this thread throughout the day. If you resolve this problem on your own or with the info I provided please let me know so I can move on to other issues. Also please mark this thread solved using the quick tools option located at the top of this thread.

Thank you

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Hi guys. Since I reinstalled my Windows I can't join the homegroup and have problem accessing another pc in the network. Before the reinstall everything worked great.

More detailed:
1. When I try joining the homegroup, I get the error message: "Windows can’t join homegroup on this computer."

2. And when I try to access one PC (lets call it otherPC) via the windows explorer (also Windows 7, but Home Premium) I get following error message: "\\otherPC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

3. Another computer (windows 10 Insider Preview) just asks for logon data when I try to access it via windows explorer. I guess this is the normal case.

4.The Windows 10 computer was able to join the homegroup and can access the otherPC, and when trying to access my PC it gets the popup for logon information just like in 3.

5. When I try to access my PC from the otherPC via the windows explorer, that it takes a moment and then also pop up the logon window.

I have been at it for hours and don't know what to do about.

Things I tried:
- restarting internet box, all computers are connected over it
- making sure TCPIP6 is activated (DisabledComponents = 0 in registry)
- disabling Kaspersky Internet Security on both PCs (although Windows 10 computer had n... Read more

A:Network problem - can't join homegroup

See Homegroup - Add Computer or Join to make sure all is good.

Also Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon - Microsoft Community

Do you have Guest enabled? Password protected sharing?

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Hello to all,

I have a Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Every time I try to join the 2003 server Domain, I got the error attached in the post.
Im not trying to do a offline joint, the W7 can ping the domain IP, and can resolve the domain name.
I hope anyone can help me with these problem

thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 unable to Join 2003 Domain, offline Join erro

Please run as administrator when you open cmd.

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I have a wireless network happily working at home (netgear DG834G router, two desktops and a laptop all running Windows XP) but when my daughter returned from university her laptop wouldn't join in the fun. Her laptop seems to be picking up an incompatible IP address and subnet mask. The router is assigned and the desktops and existing laptop pick up on the same sequence ending in 2,3,4, with subnet mask, however my daughter's laptop picks up something completely different ( or example, and subnet It cannot therefore see the local wireless network although an icon appears in the toolbar suggesting it has an excellent connection! TCP/IP properties are configured for the laptop to obtain an IP and DNS server address automatically and if I try to manually force something sensible it doesn't seem to work. I'm sure it's something simple to do with setting up the connections in XP but to save me hours trawling through "helpful" guides any suggestions gratefully accepted.

A:Solved: Daughter's laptop won't join network

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Hi there,

We have a large network at my work and every office has its own work/home group and i'm trying joining my office's group but every time when trying to join it, my computer shows only a specific group which I don't want to join as it belongs to another office and I think that it is the first group which was established, there is one way to join the group that I want, turning off all computers or disconnecting all offices from the network (not only the office that I see its group because if i did that the second group will appear to my computer as the only one on that network, etc..) but by hiding all groups (by disconnecting offices or turning off the computers) i will force my computer to see only one group which i want to join, but of course this is not practical also it is very difficult to do..

so are there any practical solutions for this issue ??

of course all computers are running win 7 pro 86x

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Hi Chaps
your help and suggestions please. For a long time I have run 2 PC's which are cabled to a netgear modem router - also a windows XP laptop which is connected by wireless. A home network was established and all has been well for literally years.
Earlier this week I decided to flatten the Laptop and install Windows 7 32 bit - no problems in that regard, all works well.

My problem is that try as I may, I cannot get the laptop to join my home network - tried all the usual work arounds, but with no success.
1 - What have I missed?
2 - Would it be better to abandon that existing network and establish a new one?
Your thoughts would be appreciated.

A:Unable to join home network on my Win 7 laptop- Why?

This is now solved!

Purely acting upon a hunch - I simply changed the password number and when the new passwords were typed in.... instant result. You learn something everyday!

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XP Mode runs my old programs fine, but I can't get them to communicate with my Win 7 Home Network. Host Win 7 CPU is connected fine. XP Mode is showing IP address and host Win 7 is Router does not show XP mode client, so where did XP get its IP address from? XP is connected to broadband OK. How can I get the XP on to my Win 7 home network as it appears to be on a different network?

A:Win7 XP Mode will not join home network

Xp mode should get it's IP from the router. Not sure why you xp mode has different ip rang than you host w7. Is your router and xp mode tcp/ip4 set to auto ip detect?

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I recently had to re-install Win 7 Home Premium on my desktop computer. In the setup, it apparently chose to join "Network," which is not the name of the network it was on prior to the reinstall. My laptop is on that other network, which for this discussion I'll call "Something 4". I know I can change the name of the desktop computer's network to match that, but I believe that really has no effect on what network it is actually on. All of this matters because in the current configuration the laptop cannot attach to a virtual hard drive on the desktop computer. Both computers are on the same workgroup and home group. Any help will be very much appreciated.

A:Cannot get computer to join proper home network

You are correct, the network name on the local machine is irrelevant.

Where/what the network is connecting to is important. Is you system connected to the same access point as previously? If you have switched from wireless to wired or are using a mixture of network types, you will need to ensure the router is including both the wireless and wired networks on the home network.

Once you can ping the host from the client you can map a network drive. I usually turn off simple filesharing for this purpose.

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So I currently bought a brand new server. I have Microsoft Windows Server 2008 on it. I was able to set my XP boxes on it just fine, however when I upgraded to Windows Vista Ultimate and added the computers to the network all I get is a please wait... and it spins forever. I have let it :

-Ran for 24 hours

- Checked for a DNS error (everything is fine)

-Ran in safe mode (can get on the network in safe mode)

-Ran all the updates

I have talked to my mentor and also searched online and haven't been able to come up with anything. Any information you can provide would be awesome.

A:Windows Vista Ultimate Won't Allow Me To Join My Network

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A bit annoying. Have a new Desktop in our network, that is showing connected to my wireless router with 4/5 bars, however, it does not detect my Homegroup, or a route to the internet.. The rest of the computers, are connected to the internet no problem incl through this same wireless router, this one however, can't connect, though it shows connected. Network gets identified as Public.. Any advice appreciated!!

A:New Desktop will not join Home Network via wireless..

Are there any noticable differences in the ipconfigs between the Desktop that has issue, and a machine that doesn't.

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Hello all.

After much frustration it is time to ask for help. I am trying to join my computer to a test domain controller so that i can set up directaccess.
Here is the setup:
Windows Server 2012 with Directaccess and VPN enabled
2012 server is joined to a Windows 2008 R2 Domain controller that has DNS and DHCP installed
All firewalls have been disabled and the computer is open to all ports and connections.

Testing two client computers running Windows 8.1 Enterprise and Windows 10 enterprise evaluation.
Both computers have been set to use the 2008R2 DNS server

I can successfully connect to the server via VPN and map network drives.

If i go to join the computer to the domain i type in the top level domain and IT PROMPTS for the network username and password. I type it in, and after about 30 seconds it says Cannot join the domain mydomain.com Network Path Not Found.

I'm not sure what i am doing wrong as it sees the server because it's prompting for the credentials, but then cannot complete the connection.

Any help is greatly appreciated, banging my head on the desk for a couple hours didn't help.

A:Cannot Join domain over VPN: Network path not found

This issue was resolved by ticking the option to use the default gateway on remote network. Joined the PC to domain, then went back and unchecked the box.

Once joined the computer had no problem using the VPN at the login screen and logging in as any user in Active Directory.

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Hi there,

We have a large network at my work and every office has its own work/home group and i'm trying joining my office's group but every time when trying to join it, my computer shows only a specific group which I don't want to join as it belongs to another
office and I think that it is the first group which was established, there is one way to join the group that I want, turning off all computers or disconnecting all offices from the network (not only the office that I see its group because if i did that the
second group will appear to my computer as the only one on that network, etc..) but by hiding all groups (by disconnecting offices or turning off the computers) i will force my computer to see only one group which i want to join, but of course this is not
practical also it is very difficult to do..

so are there any practical solutions for this issue ??

of course all computers are running win 7 pro 86x

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Any help on the following problem would be greatly appreciated. I have been to http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm, but have not found a solution there.

I have three computers on a home network and added a fourth. All are connected to a simple hub. The first three communicate without problem. The fourth (new one) does not.

Comp #1 = XP Home
Comp #2 = XP Pro
Comp #3 = Win 98SE
Comp #4 = XP Home

Same Workgroup name for all computers. Same username and password for all computers

I have turned off XP's firewall

I have tried using similar IP schemes (e.g. 192.168.0.x) and also tried setting as automatic.

The first three computers can successfully ping one another.

I cannot ping other computers IP address or name from #4. The other computers on the network cannot ping #4.

Comp #4 can successfully ping the loopback address ( and its own name.

I have switched patch cables and switched input jacks at the hub. No change in results.

At this point I have run out of ideas, short of replacing the NIC in computer #4. Is there anything else to try before I try that? Computer #4 is a new Dell computer that came with the NIC.

A:Solved: New computer cannot join a home network

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I just made a custom Windows 7 computer image for my company with all the bells and whistles that I've learned from this site and the Microsoft security forums. However, I went to join it to the domain and I get the following message:

"the following error occured when attempting to join the domain.....; the network location cannot be reached"

-I am trying to add it to a server 2k3 domain
-I can ping IP and FQDN of DC
-can add other windows 7 machines to domain
-can add XP machines with similar security settings

I firmly believe that it is a registry edit I have made or a gpedit that I made, I'm just really not sure which one and it seems like I tried changing all the major ones back as a troubleshooting step.

I really don't know what to try next

A:Network location cannot be reached when attempting to join domain

This sometimes requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 7 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 7 machines that need to connect to the server. The default settings can be different depending which version of Windows 7 is being used.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

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I recently replaced my wireless router and Bellsouth DSL modem with a single Netgear DGN2200 DSL modem/wireless router. The problem is my desktop which is wired, cannot see the laptop computers that are on the network via wireless connection. If I start a homegroup with one of the laptops, the other laptop can join but my desktop cannot (no "join now" option). If I start a homegroup with my wired desktop, neither laptop sees it.

However, if I connect my desktop to the network using my USB wireless adapter, then I can establish a homegroup with either a laptop or the desktop with no problem.

I have checked that IPv6 is enabled and that all the services listed in other posts are enabled. I'm fairly certain the cause is some setting in my router security, but I don't see anything that would prevent my desktop from linking. I can also get on the internet with no problem.

Please help!

A:Wired computer doesn't see wireless computers on network -cannot join

check your firewall settings.

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I tried all the advice on the forums, I can ping the domain controller and get to the internet.  The domain controller request a username and password then I get the error.  The computer stopped being able to connect to the domain, I removed the
computer account and I tried to re add it but cannot.  It keeps giving me the same error.
If I try to connect to a share \\ip address\share it gives me an error as well.
I tried deleted the IP6 to 4 devices, but nothing is working, I do not want to rebuild this laptop.

A:Cannot join Domain, receiving error the network location cannot be reached.

Hi, i resolved this exact same issue by making sure the following was ticked in the NIC properties

- client for microsoft networks

After ticking the above the machine then joined the domain

hope this helps?


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I brought my own laptop PC into a business I joined, and they registered the laptop to their domain and upgraded my Windows 7 Home to Ultimate. It was a temp assignment, now I've left the company fo another assignment, but will work from home. I've
upgraded my family PCs to Windows 7 to create a homegroup network, but I can't join this homegroup with my laptop PC, as I'm prevented from doing so while the laptop is apparently still on the domain.  How can I remove my laptop from this domain, since
it doesn't apply any more?

A:How do I remove personal PC from old business domain to join Windows 7 home network?

First of all , I would like to advice you that you must need have an administrator’s permission account of this laptop. If so, You need to leave your laptop from the domain, then you need to change the Network Location to Home Network.
About how to leave your laptop form a domain, please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Click Start button, then point to Computer.
Step 2. Right-Click Computer, then click Properties.
Step 3. Under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings, click Change Settings.
Step 4. Then hit Change, change the Member of Option to Workgroup, hit OK.
Step 5. You will be prompted the administrator’s account, type it.
Step 6. Then restart your computer.

About how to join a Homegroup, Please kindly refer to the following steps:
Step 1. Make sure a HomeGroup has already been created. One computer on the network must create a HomeGroup, then all the other computers can join in.
Step 2. Make sure you know the HomeGroup password.
Step 3. Click the Start button.
Step 4. Click Control Panel from the Start Menu.
Step 4. In the search box type in homegroup -> now click HomeGroup.
Step 5. From the bottom right hand corner of the window click Join Now.
Step 6. Select the Libraries you would like to share over the network. Pictures, Music Videos and Printers are checked by default. You can add Documents by checking the box. Now click Next.
Step 7. Type in the HomeGroup password.
Step 8. Click Next and wait for the ... Read more

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HI everyone.

I was struggling for a very long time trying to host on BattleNet, but after a long time I made myself a static IP and forwarded the neccesary ports.
Now I am able to host on BattleNet and everyone can join my games. Except the users on my Local Area Network.

After completing the setup on my pc, I made a static IP and forwarded the ports neccesary on those computers as well, now they can also host, but for some reason we cannot join each other's games.

Other players have no trouble connecting to our games though.

Ive tried hosting on different game ports, and setting different game ports for the different computers, but that did not work.

If anyone has credible solution please post!!

A:Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne: Users on my local network cannot join games I host.

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5 month old Dell XPS 8500 Win 7 64 bit Pro as main computer connected by Wired Adapter, Upgraded Gateway 5632E also running Win 7 64 bit pro as second connected by Wireless. Both running Kapersky successfully. no network problems for 5 mo.

Both were successfully linked using homegroup. Had to take Gateway to a remote location to do a business demo. While there had to link to a local public WiFi. While connecting made mistake and left homegroup.

When Gateway returned to homebase a few days later it was fine, had no problems finding wireless but could not see or rejoin Dell machine homegroup. It would let me set up a new homegroup.

Went to Dell box and found 1) homegroup no longer existed, 2) router and network and wireless printing no longer found - Red X on the taskbar) even though internet was still working fine.

Took nearly a week of trying differernt fixes, on adapter- off adapter- different adapter reboot network, router, even updated router firmware (Yes I went through every ipconfig reset, renew, redecorate etc. I've used netsh functions to try to get evrything to reset. Changes services.msc settings per other posts. Finally in desperation, deleted every sub key in the registry related to network locational awareness and got the Dell to find the network, let me set it up as a "home" network and then even see the invitation to join the Gateway's homegroup.

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A:Home network set but Win 7 says can't join homegroup, no home network

Just a thought - if running Kaspersky Internet Security (with inbuilt firewall) check that your Internet connection in the settings is set to Home or Private Network vs Public.

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I have a quandy. I recently had to to get a new router and opted to get a gigabit router so I could connect a hard drive and have a "network drive" for my desktop and my laptop.

The name of my old network was "home".

The name of my new network is "casa"

My laptop is able to connect to the internet thru the "casa" network and it recognizes the hard drive that is connected to the router. But when I go to access the hard drive it prompts me "do you want to add this computer to the wireless network "home?"

If I click yes then I cannot get access to the internet, and I then have to go into the wireless network setup wizard and re-set up a network for "casa".

The odd thing is, if I go to My Computer>Other Places>My Network Places, my hard drive is listed there and I able to access the contents of the hard drive without any problems. And I am able to open and save files to it, for example when I open "word", I would just go to "drive z" and open or save the document.

So my quandry is, if I have access to the hard drive thru my network places, why does it prompt me to join an old non existent network when I try to access it through My Computer>Network Drives?

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Hi there

This USB Wifi adapter seems to be a MEGA performer --Lovely finally to be able to THINK of getting rid of LAN cables all over the place.

I've no probs with decent HD Movie streaming from a SERVER with one of these (I unplugged the LAN and inserted the USB Wifi adapter into a USB3 slot --note this needs genuine USB3 to work at proper speed). My Home router can deliver 802.11ac so no probs there.

Brilliant piece of kit and NO MORE CABLES !!!!!!. Wifi will soon be able to deliver comparable speeds to LAN especially for HOME networks. !!!

Here's the UK Link but is available in US and Europe. In any case it's delivered (in my case) by Amazon S.A.R.L (Luxembourg) so no tax !!!. even though I ordered from UK web site --they will ship outside UK tax free.

USB-AC56 | Networking | ASUS UK


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I am trying to retrieve my wifi password on windows 10, but there is no wifi connection shown (see the screenshot. There is only ethernet present)

I do have wifi connection and am able to use my MacBook and Android phone, but why the wifi connection is not shown?


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My laptop is "HP G62 Notebook PC". It was working fine with Wifi last three years. Now, although the wifi network is detected it is not connecting...when I select the Wifi network and enter the wifi password it is not connected.. tried changing "roaming sensitivity" setting too..but not successful..........reinstalled the driver (ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n Wifi Adapter) too, but not working.....Internet is working using the LAN cable......Please help..............I REINSTALED WINDOWS AND THE WIFI RECOGNIZED ITSELF AS WIFI A/B/G BUT THE SAME HAPPENED I PUT DRIVES FROM HP BUT NOTHING HAPENED THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN DOES IT HAS DATE OFF EXPIRE? WIFI CARD ID IN BIOS IS VQF-RT3090BCT HP S.............. AGAIN  

A:HP G62 Notebook Wifi not connecting although wifi network de...

Hi, You have a couple of options as I see it please try these steps might help you to fix your issue. 1) Disconnect the Battery & Adapter then press & hold the power button on Notebook for 30 seconds then turn on the unit and check if the Wireless light turns on. 2) Go to Device manager then uninstall the wireless drivers and restart the unit and check if the light turns on. 3) Please update the Bios & Wireless driver from HP website. 4) If you are comfortable reseating the wireless card which will be on the back panel off your unit you could try this steps as well.  Let us know how it goes!  ****Click the White Kudos star to say thanks********Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem****

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 My laptop is "HP G62 Notebook PC". It was working fine with Wifi last three years. Now, although the wifi network is detected it is not connecting...when I select the Wifi network and enter the wifi password it is not connected.. tried changing "roaming sensitivity" setting too..but not successful..........reinstalled the driver (ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n Wifi Adapter) too, but not working.....Internet is working using the LAN cable......Please help.............. 

A:HP G62 Notebook Wifi not connecting although wifi network de...


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A few day before the wifi disappers, my laptop had started to lag every few seconds. I tried to find a solution for this problem, but it was of no avail. After the last time I restarted it, it did not recognize any wifi or network. the upper keys have all stopped working, and the screen has become very bright. Moreover, troubleshooting does not recognize any problem.I'd appreciate any help.

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My laptop went through a service check and had it's hinges renewed.They opened up pretty much everything when searching for extent of damage and resembled it back.But ever since then my Wifi has changed to Wifi-2 and does not connect properly to any networkIt is always limited or showing 1-2 barsHow to I get the previous setting back?

A:My Wifi changed to Wifi-2 and is not connecting to a network...

I wonder if maybe the tech forgot to hook the wireless antennas back up? Or perhaps they accidentally swapped in a different wireless card? Where did you have the work done? 

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My friend and I are trying to connect two Vista x64 laptops together to play CNC3. We can see each other in the lobby but cannot see the game when one of us tries to create one. We see the other disappear, but no game ever appears.
Firewall is off.
Connected via crossover cable.
Manually set ip.
Both have disc.
Set up wireless adhoc also,

Simply cannot see the game that the other person is hosting.

Please someone help. This should be simple!!!

A:Network CNC3 vista to vista can't join games.

Ok, nevermind. Found out that he needed the patch. That should have been obvious. I wasn't thinking anything of it because I needed the patch to even play and he was playing without it. Slipped my mind.

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Okay, usually when you hover over the networks listed and available from the taskbar icon, you get a nice little window with a few helpful tidbits of info for each listed network when you mouse action hover over the names. It tells you the encryption type, and the SSID, plus a few other details.

Well, on my computer, the information is appearing behind the list to where I can't read it. The network list is overlapping on top of the hover info. Talk about annoying. I searched for various things on google, with no luck. I tried:

Windows 7 network list obscuring hover details, and various other combinations to no avail. Anyone here have a clue what might be breaking this? I'd like the hover details to appear properly so I can read it. In the meantime I've installed the free version of Acrylic Wifi to work around the issue. Thanks.

A:Wifi Network info/details appearing behind Network List on hover.

The problem must be driver based or an add-on program because I don't get any of that. All I get is the name and whether it's connected or not. Check that your adaptor driver is up to date and/or the program you use to display the data is up to date.

Forgot to mention:
Dell adds "bloatware" to their PCs to "improve the user's experience" so I would check Dell Support for your specific model and look for updates.

Dell Support

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PRODUCT: HP Chromebook 11 G4S/N: 5CD5515QDCGoogle Chrome OS Version 50.0.2661.103Platform 7978.74.0Firmware Google_Kip.5216.227.25 This device is frustrating my spouse to no end.  It keeps dropping our home wifi network connection.  I have to shutdown power, wait, and power back on and it refreshes.  This is annoying. I am seriously considering returning this device.  The whole point of this purchase was stability and ease of browsing and light internet use.  Frustration is not part of the purchase.

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