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help: Connecting Dos client to XP Home

Q: help: Connecting Dos client to XP Home

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.

Preferred Solution: help: Connecting Dos client to XP 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: 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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Hi all
In Offices etc it's not a problem as these places usually have an email server (probably something like Microsoft Exchange) and an email client such as Outlook.

So removing an email client from the more "Officy" versions of W7 like Professional and Ultimate makes 100% sense.

I do think they should have left an email client back in with W7 for the "HOME" versions as these installations won't normally have the full office suite in them (containing OUTLOOK) and I know a lot of people HATE webmail type solutions - although obviously better than nothing.

Some people might have some problems with getting their VISTA Internet mail stuff into an appropriate W7 email client as well.

Maybe this is all a part of Microsofts idea into getting more and more users to use Microsoft Live (and eventially "The Cloud").

I like pretty well everything I've seen in W7 so far -- including the yet to be included "XP compatability feature" -- much much better than the stupid "downgrade solution" but I still think the lack of a built in email client - especially for home users is a bit of a mistake. I actually quite liked Outlook express from XP -- simple, easy to manage multiple accounts etc.

Most webmail based services are an abomination -- slowish, hardish to manage attachments, difficult to track sent mail and loaded with tons of ads.

Just my views but of course YMMV.


A:W7 Home Basic / Home Premium Should have Email Client

Hi Jimbo,

Don't blame Microsoft for this blame the governments who tell them you can't use the virtual monopoly that you've worked for years to build up, to provide the user with added extras to the OS they need

The whole thing with the Windows Live suite of programs is Microsoft's attempt to avoid the regulators. It also means that you can now remove IE8 and WMC12 et al, if you so wish.

Hopefully when Windows 7 is released, the bureaucrats will still be too busy doling out money to the banks to bother Microsoft to much.

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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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i want to connect to my home pc through the internet by using a vpn client that will allow me to connect to my vpn router and establish a vpn, then at that point conect to my pc using RDP.....The question is what are my options as far as routers that support a VPN client, I know obviously cisco has some , can you guys throw some cheap solutions out there for me....

A:Connecting to SOHO with a VPN client

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SBS 2011, Win 7 client pc.
This pc was working fine till yesterday but today pc can't access internet. On the pc's task bar it says 'mydomain.lcoal No Internet Access'. The network map in Network and Sharing centre on pc shows OK from pc to mydomain.local but a red cross between mydomain.local
and internet. I have restarted server, re-ran the ICW on server and rebooted the router. Have also reconnected the pc to the domain with a different computer name. No luck.
I can login remotely to pc fine via RWW/RD. Access to network drives from pc is fine.
The server as well as other pcs have access to internet fine. 
pc can ping sbs server ( fine but not router ( Which is strange as pc, server and router are all on the same LAN.
Server can ping router ( fine.
What is wrong here and how can I fix it? ipconfig/all output from pc below.

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MyPC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : mydomain.local
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mydomain.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : mydomain.local
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
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i want to connect these device to form a network with one server controlling the work stations. has any of you wonderful friends worked on these devices before? if yes can you help me out with the connections so that the work station will have windows xp running on it and another server controlling it.

the picture of this device can be found here http://www.zicocn.com/wholesale/pro...uting-terminal-50-moq-shipping-free--p-1.html

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hi all, im having a problem with a network. on this network, there is a pc running windows 2000 on it. that is the server (pc with printer attached) and then 12 client pcs. now when the server is rebooted, u have to go into "my network places" and log into each of the client pcs before they will connect to the server. (therefore they cannot print). once u have logged into a client pc from the server, u can go to the client pc and print. should u have to do this? (log into each pc before it will print) or should they connect automatically once the server reboots?

hmm... who wants to bet "JohnWill" posts to this one? haha its not like he is new to the pickles that The GT Guy gets hisself into lol!

A:client pcs have a problem connecting to server

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I'm trying to connect my HP C6200 printer to a Linksys WRT54g v2.2 router I've set up to be in client mode with a Netgear N300 WNR2000 v2 router used as the main broadcasting router. I can't seem to get the printer to be seen when the laptop is connected wirelessly to the Netgear.

I have no problems accessing the internet with my laptop plugged into the client router so I know that is communicating with the Netgear. I have no problems pinging the printer from the client router and toggling settings, getting info, etc. I have no problems pinging the Netgear either.

When I go to connect wirelessly to the Netgear I get a message that the printer has been disconnected and I can no longer print test pages or ping the printer.

Is it possible to get this working or have I overlooked one or more settings?

Thanks in advance.

A:Connecting Printer to Client Router

If you are using a static IP configuration on the printer or for the laptop's wireless you may have inadvertently created a duplicate IP situation.

If both are using dynamic addressing you may need a "network reset." Shut down/off everything. Then plug in the modem and then Netgear router and then Linksys and follow that by turning on or booting the other devices.

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Could someone run through how to connect a Win98 client to a NT Network using DUN.

I have tried just dialing our servers number but was told the computer at the other end was not picking up but I know the number is active.


A:Win98 client connecting to NT Network, How?

Need some more answers?

Did you set the RAS upon the server? Does your server have DNS/WINS and if so did you add that to the server tab of the DUN, did you add the network protcols into the remote computers. Is Microsoft Networking or Novell installed? Need some more answers to help. Post...see if I can help.

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"error 31 the certificate associated with this connection entry no longer exists or failed to open ,please select another certificate"
there is no option to enter user name and password when trying

i am using cisco vpn client 4.6 and when i click connect,i dont get the prompt to enter user name and password

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I have and can setup point to point with 2 318's but i can't get a w2k/xp VPN client to connect to the 318? Can anyone out there help. i have been all ove the netgear site and talked to support and they charge for that type of suppor. i just wanted to know if anyone out there had done this before and see if i'm doing something wrong/simple before wasting my money....

A:2k VPN client connecting to Netgear FVS318

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Okay so far I've setup windows built-in VPN server (using this GUIDE), forwarded ports on my router to port 1723 to my computers local IP and enabled PPTP passthrough. Created 2 rules in windows firewall to allow both TCP 1723 and GRE 47. I've even turned windows firewall off to see if I could connect that way. Still nothing. My phone will say connecting for about a 50 seconds then disconnect. Contacted Motorola and they said that the router will forward GRE with PPTP passthrough enabled, thta its most likely a Windows issue. I'm using a Galaxy S4 and the router is a Motorola SBG6580. I'm totally lost. No errors or anything from android or Windows.

A:Windows 7 server to Android VPN client not connecting

Maybe the following link will help. Any questions let me know.

How to: Windows 7 incoming VPN from Android ? Damian's Blog

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I have two HP Proliant Microservers both running MS Server 2012 Standard, both also running Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition. One server is staying in my house and that is the Management Server, the other server is going to my Gran's old house and that is a Managed Client. Now obviously the two are designed to be on the same LAN and there doesn't seem to be any way of setting the client to look to the management server over the internet, so I was looking for a way to forward the specific port that they communicate on over the internet to the server in my house.

I've been looking into VPN's and it seems that although they can join the two networks together, everything internet related also goes through the VPN which is NOT what I'm wanting since that slows things down. I want to be able to use the "remote" internet connection for Windows Updates and FTP etc without having to have everything come back to my home network. Sure I can forward the internal communications port to the internet, but without some way of directing the traffic over the internet I'm at a loss as to what to do.

I've had hamachi and Teamviewer mentioned to me, but I'm not really fond of Hamachi since it's quite slow and I'm worried about the potential for hacking since I don't know if it's really secure (I've not looked into it as yet) and I'm not sure Teamviewer will do what I want since it's mainly designed for remote control of computers rather than port forwarding to a spe... Read more

A:Connecting a Client to a Management server over the internet

Seems that I may have solved my own problem. There is a way you can update the communication settings on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Client via a package that you can create and save to your computer from the Management server or it's Web Interface, within that package is an exe file and two XML files. Upon opening the relevant XML file, it reveals a "Server Address" Field which was the IP of the server on the LAN. Changing that to the hostname I had set up already for my home network then saving the XML and running the update tool on the client has hopefully allowed the Client to communicate with the management over the internet.

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have win 98 client and can't seem to connect to isdn throu the nt4 server althou all other clients can.

Have copied settings for gateway etc.

PS they are useing v pop proxey on server.
any help please.
regards Alan G

A:having problems connecting win 98se client to internet thrount

First things first -- can they ping the server? Can they ping outside IP addresses? (like

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Here's my situ :

a. I have a couple of wyse 3125 thin clients with 2 usb ports.
b. I also have a couple of 108 wlan pci cards 802.11g that i had removed from my desktops.
c. I dont have a wired net connection.
d. Is there any usb device into which i can insert the pci wlan card and then plug it into the thin client rather than buying a usb wlan ?
e. If not, any other solution to use these wlan pci cards as i wont be buying any more desktops ?

Any and all advise welcome !


A:Solved: Connecting a PCI WLAN Card to a Thin Client

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Hi All,
We have a 2003 exchange server on the network and PC running XP Pro with 2003 Office Professional installed. There are about 50 PC's on the network.

The exchange server can be pinged from the PC

One PC/username in particular is not connecting to the exchange server. When I arrived at the PC Outlook was showing Offline and when I went to put it online it asked for a username and password to connect to the exchange server. Even after entering this info it wasn't connecting.

I checked on the PC to see if I could connect to the server and view the mailbox via Oulook Web Access using his username and password. This worked OK.

I deleted the outlook account and tried to create a new one for the same user. After I type in the server name and username and click on "check Name" I get the following pop-up: "The name could not be resolved. The operation failed".

Then I logged onto the same PC with my username and password and created an outlook account for my email ID. This worked no problem and I was able to connect to the server and download the emails into Outlook.

Thinking that the PC and Outlook are OK and there is an issue with this particular persons profile I went to a different PC on the network and using this persons username logged into a PC. I was able to create an Outlook profile for them on a different PC and it worked without an issue.

So I am a bit confused......
His outlook profile does not work on PC1 but my profile does. ... Read more

A:Solved: Outlook 2003 client not connecting to server

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On my Windows 7 laptop, after connecting to my office Network using Cisco VPN client. The entire Internet is utilized by the VPN. I am unable to browse the internet on my computer till I disconnect the VPN Client.
Can anyone tell me the settings such that I can browse the Internet parallely even after connecting to VPN.

Thanks in Advance

A:Unable to access internet after connecting to VPN using Cisco VPN client

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can configure on your end to make this happen. Who ever is your network administrator will have to do this on their end. It's called split tunneling. And many organizations purposely configure their Cisco VPNs to not allow this as it is a security issue. Don't be surprised if you ask them to make this change that they tell you no.

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Is there any way to prevent windows clients (windows XP, 7, 8+) from connecting to unsecured/unencrypted wireless networks?  I want to make it impossible for an end-user to connect to wireless networks
that are not encrypted on company-owned devices. I know that we can deploy specific wireless network settings via GPO, but I'm not finding anything that will allow them to connect to only secured ones
when they're in the field or at home.
Thanks in advance.

A:Prevent client computers from connecting to unsecured wireless networks

With a deny list, you can specify by name the set of wireless networks to which the wireless client is not allowed to connect. This is useful to prevent managed laptop computers from connecting to other wireless networks that are within range?for example,
when an organization occupies a floor of a building and there are other wireless networks of other organizations on adjoining floors. You can also prevent managed laptop computers from connecting to known unsecured wireless networks using a deny list
Wireless Group Policy Settings for Windows Vista
Open Wireless Network (IEEE 802.11) Policies for Editing
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Can XP Home Edition be used as a client on an NT 4.0 sp4 Small Business Server? I have purchased a new machine with XP Home Edition, installed a network card, and configured the network (client type, protocols, etc.). I believe I have the networking configured correctly on the new machine. But I cannot get it to open a network login dialog when I boot up.

Has anyone had any experience with this. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:[Solved] XP Home Edition as NT client

XP Home, does not include the necessary components to authenticate to a Domain. You can only use it to access network shares.

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have gone through this process a million times:

1. Installing vpnclient-win-3.5.2.B-k9.exe (Cisco VPN 3.5)
2. Connecting to VPN server
3. Receiving:
--- in the VPN client window:
Initializing the connection...
Contacting the gateway at IPADDRESS...
Failed to establish a secure connection to the security gateway.

---at the same time in the logger window:
1 02:52:38.719 08/21/02 Sev=Warning/3 IKE/0xE3000056

The received HASH payload cannot be verified

2 02:52:38.719 08/21/02 Sev=Warning/2 IKE/0xE300007D

Hash verification failed... may be configured with invalid group password.

3 02:52:38.739 08/21/02 Sev=Warning/3 DIALER/0xE3300015

GI VPN start callback failed "CM_IKE_ESTABLISH_FAIL" (3h).

4 02:52:46.710 08/21/02 Sev=Warning/2 IKE/0xA3000062

Attempted incoming connection from IPADDRESS. Inbound connections are not allowed.

4. Looking at my mate, running W2Kpro, same Cisco client, connecting right
5. Feeling like...

What am I doing wrong?? -My mate and I are on the same network, accessing the VPN server using the same equipment -except for him being on W2Kpro.

Any hints, suggestions are welcome!


A:Cisco VPN Client 3.5 & WinXP home

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Ok so, i want basicly to home host a VPN, and that is what i do at the moment. So i tried with my friend after i did finish the setup (i did setup the VPN in the Windows Networks interface, over "Incomming Connections"), and i did portforward 1723, and the worst is, that when my friend connects upto the VPN from his PC at his home (not Local), to my IP, then it says on my PC he is connected. But here comes the problems, at his PC, the Network Icon turns into a yellow warning icon, and when he clicks troubleshoot, it says "DNS Server does not respond", but at my PC here, it even says he is connected to the VPN, but also says no connection over IPv4, and the same on his side. What can we do to get a connections from my PC to his PC, over the VPN, so he can access the Internet over my Internet instead, like lets say he has a blockade on for example www.facebook.com at home (wich he of course doesnt has, it is just an example), and he connects to my VPN, as he accesses my Internet instead, he can open www.facebook.com, instead of having it blocked (one of the main purposes for a VPN, and the data encryption of course). Can anyone help me, tell me how to fix the issue? Here some screenshots:

My PC (Language = German):

My Friends PC (Language = Norwegian):

And as you can see on my PC, it says he is connected, and as you can see on his PC, it also says he is connected, but he cant access the Internet, or anything else related to the web. Now prepare for the ... Read more

A:VPN (Hosted at Home PC) (Client) DNS Server not Responding


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i am trying to access my computer at the office from home

office computer is running Winxp pro
connected to the internet via LAN
we have a lynksys 4 port router BEFSR41-ca v.2
there are 4cpu's on the router
no firewall except the router or xp
the home computer is running win98se
connected to the internet via LAN (or ethernet)
NO router
NO firewall
how do i go about to do this. i am intermediate in skills
will i have to worry about someone from the outside accessing our system

A:Office server & home Client networking

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I purchased a laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium and have installed Microsoft Office 2000 including Outlook. When I go to "set default programs" for inteinternet services Outlook does not show up as a choice. How do I set Outlook as my default email client? I will admit I am not familiar with "Windows Mail". Is it better or is there a reason I should use it as opposed to Outlook? I don't use Outlook for calender or those types of things. I use ACT! as my contact manager. I can put my ACT! email address book in Outlook. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Everyone,

First time poster here, hoping I can get this issue resolved. I've been googling all over and see a lot of others with the same issue, but no solution in sight.

While trying to connect I get the "Error 619: A connection to the remote computer could not be established, so the port used for this connection was closed." message after it hangs at "Verifying user name and password..." message for about 10 seconds. I can connect successfully using Windows 7 Professional 64bit, but not Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. Both machines are off the network I'm trying to VPN into and are on the same network.

Windows firewall is disabled on both machines. No antivirus on either machines, clean windows installs.

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Using Windows VPN Client with the following settings:
Options tab: Unchecked "Include Windows logon domain"
Security tab: Type of VPN set to PPTP, Data encryption set to Optional, CHAP and MS-CHAP v2 checked
Networking tab: IPv6 disabled, use remote gateway disabled
Network IP(DHCP)/Subnet: 192.168.10.x

pptpd linux package running on Raspbian Wheezy OS
Network IP(Static)/Subnet: 192.168.1.x

Router: Linksys WRT160N v3 running DD WRT firmware with GRE 47 enabled and 1723 port forwarded correctly to the server

Thanks for the help.

A:VPN Client Connection Error 619 Win 7 Home Premium 64bit...

Bump for hopes and dreams that one day VPN clients of all versions of windows can be seen as equals and they will stand together firm and strong and show the world!

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Windows XP home SP1-Sygate Firewall-Client cannot get to Internet-Please Help


I just got sygate, the free one cause I had sp2 and that firewall would not let my client through, even micosoft was on the phone several times and could not get it to work they finally said it must be a that sp2 got corrupted on the download, anyway, I got sygate, I think I followed all the directions in the help part, I was reading on a thread about pinging (from the client) did that and it worked, then it said to ping and that worked, then it said to ping www.sygate.com and that works, but ...---------------------------------------------

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I just got sygate, the free one cause I had sp2 and that firewall would not let my client through, even micosoft was on the phone several times and could not get it to work they finally said it must be a that sp2 got corrupted on the download, anyway, I got sygate, I think I followed all the directions in the help part, I was reading on a thread about pinging (from the client) did that and it worked, then it said to ping and that worked, then it said to ping www.sygate.com and that works, but ...st have both computers running through a hub.

A:Windows XP home SP1-Sygate Firewall-Client cannot get to Internet-Please Help

You're probably in the wrong forum. A mod should be around to move it to networking for you. Oh, and you probably don't want to post your IP. It won't help anybody solve this and (not that there are any here) hackers can use that sort of thing.

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I installed the 64bit version of the Windows Home Server v1 client on my Win8 PC last night and it installed just fine. The PC was backed up and the WHS console correctly shows the PC as "Win 8 Enterprise". I'll test the recovery functions this weekend and report back here. So far, so good!

A:Windows Home Server v1 client installed just fine...

It works! The attached screenshot shows the Win8 client added and backed up. I restored a file yesterday and everything worked perfectly!

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I need to setup home network.at the moment i have one desktop at home.my requirement is that if i buy another system with minimum requirement and set it as client and my machine as server to surf the internet and use other applications, then from where should i start.
what is minimum hardware required?i have linux and xp both installed on my machine.
hope i defined the problem clearly. i am willing to provide more information.

please help. thanx

A:Home Network Setup for internet surfing and client/server

You need a router, not a server.

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I have been given a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
This was a client PC from a small old Windows Home Server 2011 system which has now been dismantled as the server PC failed.
My unit works fine but I cannot remove the irritating Server client items from it - Launchpad and Alert Services etc etc.
Have looked everywhere on the disk but cannot find any uninstall file anywhere.
All the relevant files seem to be in the ?Program Files?, ?Windows Server? , ?Bin? folder but nothing found there. No separate uninstalling prog will work either.
Have considered starting up the PC in Safe Mode, physically removing the Windows Server folder and contents then running a registry cleaner to tidy up the loose ends.
Am concerned that this might make the PC unstable so ask if anyone has any useful suggestions. For now I have worked through the Start Up process and inhibited the ones considered relevant. Also CCleaner has stopped the Launchpad.This has worked but would like to permanently remove the unwanted items.

A:Removal of Windows Home Server 2011 client software

No one has supplied any suggestions as to my programme removal so decided to risk it and do it myself as described.
Backed up whole HD plus registry, restarted in basic Safe Mode then physically removed all traces of WHS 2011 in file system.
Emptied Recycle Bin then restarted as normal.
No disasters occurred so used CCleaner and Advanced Uninstaller PRO. They mopped up the loose ends and everything seems to be fine now. Job done!
I suppose the same process could be used for most difficult to remove items.

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I can see that I am able to download and use the Sophos Antivirus endpoint client on my PC, is it any good? How does it compare?

I am currently running ESET and Emisisoft Internet Security and my security suite and I was thinking of adding Sophos just to see.

A:I run Sophos/Astaro UTM at home is their antivirus endpoint client any good?

Curious: you are able to run both main AV (ESET and EIS) concurrently? I thought it wouldn't be compatible.
Typically, it is not recommended to install two full-blown security suite on one system.

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Hello and thanks for any help in advance.

As a home network I have a destop PC (win 2000) and a wireless laptop PC (XP). For 9 months things were working fine with the wireless laptop using the "Host Printer" connected to the desktop. For some reason lately, the wireless laptop no longer sees this printer on the network...I've tried adding again, re-installing, etc. with no luck.

Additionally, I can no longer VNC in from the wireless laptop to the desktop, but I can from the desktop to the wireless laptop. So I'm not sure if it's the same problem as the printer with connectivity to the desktop from the wireless.

The printer is a Samsung ML-1450 Laser Printer.

The wireless laptop has Norton anti-virus and Internet security. I've disabled Internet security because that has caused some probs in the past, but still no luck with the printer.

Thanks - Bob D

A:Client PC no longer sees Laser Printer on home network

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I tried looking up Certificate Services Client on MS site and it's impenetrable whether I need this thing for everyday Vista use. I'm not running a web server or MS database app. All I know is it's one of the last remaining Scheduled Tasks that wants to run my HD on forever once it kicks off(forever meaning longer than 5 minutes even if the PC is not idle.) It's a PITA waiting around to burn a DVD or whatever for this thing to quit when I don't know what it does. I just hate to shut stuff off trial and error fashion.

edit: additional info. I'm on a 2 PC home Lan. Not a domain. Don't see that I need Roaming and all that but you never know with Windows.

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Hello. *This is my first post and PC or internet tech site too. *I want to THANK ALL OF YOU whom donate your valuable time. *I DO KNOW that time is money and i always appreciate others whom see the importance of reaching out in way of help, as HELP is priceless and usually free to give? *I hope that I'm doing this right, as in posting in the correct area? *Getting these issues worked out is very important. *I have read through some of your posts or threads, though most that pertained to me were a bit "technical". *I am considered old school, new to Wireless stuff, although I am usually a very fast learner and naturally a bit intelligent? *If we are talking animal medicine or animal "issues" in general, I am one of those go-to people.
PC info: *The Gateway BOX says 2003 on bottom & sticker bought from Sams Club (like our CA- West Coast PriceClub or Costco). *The box states Windows XP HOME EDITION w/ only the PC specs, but NO MANUFACTURING DATE. *I cannot even find a date on the PC itself. *The PC came in original box, though w/ no paper work. *I bought this Gateway All-In-One system from a family member (elderly) for $30, I believe it is AT LEAST 5 yrs old and appears to be very full of "stuff" that i do not want. *Norton had expired, I don't believe PC *had been used by elderly (mid to late 80's) owner for 3 yrs (6-2009). *After that, i believe his sons (the not to be trusted kind) messed w/ the PC offline or maybe through di... Read more

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

All Versions ... Read more

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I am using the Windows Client VPN connection terminating to a Firewall.

The issue is that my home network is 192.168.1.x/24 and one of the servers I am trying to RDP into once connected to the Client VPN session is on The VPN connection isnt overriding my home network routing in Windows so a ping, trace, and specifically RDP is trying to hit a home network device which is on instead of the server across the established VPN.

In the VPN properties "Use default gateway on remote network" is checked in IPV4 Settings BTW.

I just need a full tunnel which overrides my local network


A:Windows Client VPN connection isnt overriding my home network routing

change the IP range of your home network

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We've had a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) which until recently, happily shared folders/files across the network to clients requesting access as Guest.

For some reason it has now stopped working in this manner: clients are now required to use an account and password instead.

The only changes made recently are some system updates.

The configuration is as follows:-

Network type: Work

Advanced sharing settings:-

Network discovery: ONFile and printer sharing: ONSharing for anyone with network access to read write the Public folders: ONMedia streaming: ONConnection encryption type: 40- or 56- bitPassword protected sharing: OFFHomeGroup option: set to use accounts and passwords
Other settings:

Windows Explorer folder options has Sharing Wizard UNCHECKED.Firewall is OFF

These settings haven't changed although we've toggled a few to see if they fix something - no joy.

We've also tried setting read or modify privileges for the Guests group and the Guest account at the are disk permissions and file sharing levels.

It wasn't difficult to setup in the first instance (a few weeks ago now) but now things have gone awry and we are lost to know where to go next.

Can anybody help please? 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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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

A:Connecting away from home

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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 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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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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A:Connecting XP Home & XP Professional

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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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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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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!!!

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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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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 have an IBM Thinkpad 760E with a 36K modem. I need to be able to connect to AOL when I am away from home and my phone line. What do I need to do or purchase to be able to connect from my car? I have a slot (PCMCIA slot I think) on the side. Any help is appreciated.

A:connecting to internet away from home

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