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Q: Networked Computer

I am buying a new computer and I was wondering if the following was feasible and/or legal:

I have Windows XP on one computer. My thought was to make a 'ghost' of my old computer and put it on my new one. I then would network the two. Is that something that is legal or should I just bite the bullet and buy another OS? My idea is still to ghost one. Is that the best way of 'transferring' my files?

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Networked Computer

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I have a 300 mhz p2 running windows 98. How do i set up a dvd-rom to play with software from another computer that is networked to it. I am able to print and access files from the other computer. When I launch the dvd player software on my computer -I get a message that the dvd on the other computer does not exist. Does anyone have experience getting a dvd to play with software loaded on a networked computer. I need step by step instructions or clues about how to set it up. Thankyou for any help!
 

A:using networked dvd-rom from another computer

I am not aware of any DVD playing software that supports this. DVD players work by accessing the drive directly, which can't be done over a network.

You can access the drive, copy files from it, etc... but play movies? I don't think there is any way.

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Hi there,

I have a relatively new Dell computer that was, up until recently networked wih 4 other computers. My roommate who did the networking did something to the computer so that he could control everything from his laptop (when the password screen popped up, he had to use his wireless keyboard from his laptop to enter it into the Dell).

Here is my problem - my roommate moved out (and very far away) and when I go to turn on my Dell computer now, the password screen pops up, but the mouse and keyboard that is plugged in do not work. I've tried a USB keyboard and a PS2 keyboard and neither work.

I know the password, but is there anything I can do to enable my keyboard and mouse?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kristy
 

A:Computer was networked, now it's not.

I would consider asking which program he used to do this to you computer, throw me reply with that information. My guess is that a driver is installed that is still in "lock-out" state... Attempt to load in safe mode for now. When you post back, I'll seek a permanent solution for you! =D Cheers!
 

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Hello, there first of all ,, I love you guys,, you have said the complaint computer 4 or 5 times in the last 7 months since i found you. Here's my problem, we have two computers (and I don't know alot of the lingo but i understand it) mine is the host and we networked it to the second, mainly so we can share internet capabilities. It's networked with a 30$ server but seems to do the job. He is a kaza lite fan but recently found a torrent to download from,, when he is downloading (which today he had 4 going ) my system drags or won't bring up more than home pages. He went in and shut down the downloads but my system is still dragging and i keep getting that wonderful ( i page cannot be found message) trying to get in here tonight took one hour and 10 mins.. Is there anyway to protect my system so he can download without it dragging my system down??
 

A:downloading on a networked computer

Yes. Buy a cheap router and get him off your NIC!
 

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At my work there's a room with computers for the public to use and everything is running smoothly and they are all able to print apart from one.

The problem machine recently had a corrupt windows install so I fixed that and now it's working and connected to the network/on the internet but I'm completely unable to get it to print.

It says I need to add a printer so I go to control panel and pick the printers and faxes section and to use the option for adding a printer but can't pick the existing printer that all the other computers use.

Add printer wizard - next - network printer/printer attached to another computer - browse for printers.

Here's where the problem lies - it comes up with the option of clicking Microsoft Windows Network but doesn't display the actual Network that all the computers are on, there's no add sign so I can't expand it.

If I try to press next it says 'you need to specify a valid network printer name'

I've been on another computer, looked at the settings on it for printers, found the right printer and then wrote the exact name into where you can type on the add printers screen but it doesn't like it.

I'm not sure what to do about this don't like printers or networking, not my thing at all! - any suggestions are welcome and thanks in advance guys!
 

A:Can't add networked printer to computer?

hmm; XP vs Vista vs Win/7 ??
What OS is the printer attached to and what OS's are trying to access it?
 

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Hey I am posting this from another computer...
I have an old HP Pavilion 512c

XP Home Edition SP2

ipconfig/all says (and sorry I decided to type all of it in)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : qzqkss7
Primary Dns Suffix :
Node Type : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled : No
WINS Proxy Enaled : No
​Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection - specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address : 00-40-2B-29-B2-54
Dhcp Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled : Yes
IP Address : 192.168.1.9
Subnet Mask : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers : 192.168.1.1

Lease Obtained : Wenesday, OCT. 03, 2007 7:38:35 PM
Lease Expired : Thursday, OCT. 04, 2007 5:01:28 PM

Also I don't exactly know how to ping on computers, I am sure it is extremely easy though..

Thank you for your help ahead of time!
 

A:Networked Computer Can't get online

If you typed the Default Gateway incorrectly (expect 192.168.1.1) open a Command (DOS) window and type

ping 192.168.1.1
ping 209.131.36.158
ping www.yahoo.com

For each do you get Replies or do you get all packets lost?
 

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Internet is running slow on this one and it is networked with my first computer (Which was cleaned by OT--thanks again)I have run the following online programsTrend Micro HousecallBit DefenderPandaI also have spybot search & destroySpyware guardspyware blaster ad aware (may not be set up properly)Currently running Nortons 2004 antivirususing XP firewallThanks heapsLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:49:04 PM, on 5/20/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Po... Read more

A:Im networked & other computer had viruses

Hi ozfemme. I'm back. I only see a couple of missing file items to clean up. There are currently no signs of viruses or malware. Let's fix the items and then do some standard cleanup maintenance.Step #1Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Step #2Download CleanUp! and install it. Start CleanUp! and click on the CleanUp! button. Let it run to completion. It may take a few minutes depending on the size of your hard drive so be patient.Step #3OK. Reboot your computer normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Use the Add Reply button to post your new log file back here along with details of any problems you encountered performing the above steps and I will review it when it comes in.OT

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It just occurred to me that I don't know how this works.

When I share files, are they transferred via my router, the internet, directly computer to computer, black magic?

Inquiring minds want to know

A:How do networked computer communicate?

When the computers are attached to a LAN, they communicate directly with one another. The use SMB and CIFS to move files across the network.

A router routes traffic between 2 networks, namely your internal home network and your ISP's network.

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I am trying to access help files through a program that is installed on a pc that I connect to over a network. The help files are compiled as a .chm document. Accessing that document on the networked computer I get:
Action canceled
Internet Explorer was unable to link to the Web page you requested. The page might be temporarily unavailable.

But when I moved that file to my local hard drive it opened up correctly and displayed the information that it was supposed to.

I've compared all IE settings, proxies are identical, etc.

Anyone know what the cause of that would be??
 

A:viewing files on a networked computer

Are the chm files on a web server? The document type probably needs to be registered on the web server if this is on an intranet app.
 

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I can see the computer--on a peer to peer network. I keep getting a permissions error, but I've checked everything--turned off firewalls, turned on sharing, shared several folders, etc. Any other ideas?

The computer I can't connect to is runnng XP-Home.
 

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For some reason i cant access the internet through my networked computer. Any ideas? Where di i start? I have tried all the help menus but end up going round and round in circles. Please Help

A:cant access the internet the networked computer

You could tell us what kind of computer it is, what sort of network, whether it has ever connected to the internet and what sort of internet connection you have. As much detail as possible please.

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My company gave me a computer, that used to be part of a network, for my personal use at home. I was using it at first as a terminal just disconnected from the network, but then played around in the admin/users area and changed (i think) to an un-networked computer. I know get error messages that pop up only upon starting and shutting down my computer. Once I click OK they go away, and everything seems to work fine...but they are kind of bothersome and I would like to know how to get rid of them if possible. The error message reads:

"Access violation at address 00426059 in module "WMP54GSv1_1.exe". Read of address 00000368."

Any suggestions?
 

A:Error messages on a formerly networked computer

WMP54GSv1_1.exe is part of linksys if you have something installed from them like a wireless card or software uninstall the driver then reinstall.
 

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Long story short, I have a Asus CG5270 desktop with a cdrom that DOES NOT work and a hard drive that is totally wiped clean of any operating system. I also have a router and a perfectly working laptop with Windows 7 64bit home premium on it. I do not have a crossover cable or external hard drive. I have the recovery disk for the desktop which is Vista 64bit home premium SP1.

Can I or can I not use the laptop to reinstall Vista on my desktop?

I've found this question asked countless times in countless forums but also countless answers that do not answer the question for a person that is not a computer engineer.

My apologies if I sound frustrated but I am LOL. Can someone please give me a simple answer and if it is possible can you please provide if there is one a step by step walk-through for dummies?

Much thanks!
 

A:Can I install windows from networked computer?

Get another CD-ROM, that would be the easiest solution. You cannot install Windows the way you are attempting to do it. There are ways to install an OS over a LAN, but the configuration and particulars to get it to work would be far more difficult than getting a replacement CD-ROM.
 

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MYOB version Plus9 was on two computers networked together. I replaced one computer with a new one. The one containing the MYOB database still works fine. The new one can not seem to access it. It can see the file on the other system but says it does not have "access rights." The file is fully shared with Read & Write privileges.

I am using the same user name on the new computer as it was before.

What am I doing wrong?
 

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Greeting and Salutations: I have a conundrum here. I have within my home three networks that work fine with each other for the most part. All devices hook to each individual network and is able to access the internet. But I would like to understand how to configure my networks to use peripherals across multiple domains with different IP addresses, especially a printer, my Brother MFC 9330CDW. If I could make this work it would make life so much easier. I would like to keep them departmentalized to a certain degree so that I can see what is on the other networks but they cannot see me. This way I know what is going on and I can help the people that is on the upstairs from downstairs. Like monitor the Brother printer. Anyhoo... Here is my configuration: My primary network... (DHCP IP address: 192.168.1.1) ...consists of an Arris Motorola Surfboard broadband Wireless router with the wireless turned off. There are three devices connected to this router that are network cable driven. The TP-Link Archer C7 Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Router. A Visio SmartTV, and a D-Link DIR-655 Wireless N 300 router. My secondary network... (DHCP IP address: 192.168.2.1) ...consists of the TP-Link Archer C7 Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Router in which connects a Windows 7 32-bit desktop, a TiVo Premiere, a Windows 7 HP Pavilion and a couple of casting devices (an EZ-Cast and a Chromecast), and a Visio SmartTV that is wireless but I am utilizing a network cable. Since the TP-Link is a... Read more

A:A Three Networked Home - Computer is on one, Printer on the other

My apologies in advance for my aforementioned posting. I tried to edit it and make paragraphs when warranted. But short form rewriting the whole conundrum, I copied and pasted it from another forum I am also privy to as well.

Thanks for your help, in advance... Happy Holidays.

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My house has recently been wired with a wireless DSL network. Everything works very well except for one computer which does not seem to acknowledge any sort of DSL connection at all. I know there is no problem with the DSL because the it can be accessed from any other computer in the house. For some reason, this one computer does not connect. Any idea what might be going on? If u need more details just let me know. Thanx a lot

Sethkjs
 

A:Networked computer cannot find DSL server

Does the router have the capacity for all the PC's? Is the computer in question in an area where the signal is not strong enough to make a connection?
 

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Noob question here

I would like to change the MAC address of a networked computer

What is the correct sequence to follow in order to keep it on the domain?

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When I add users to one certain computer in my network, for software reasons I need the default group to be Administrator. Is there any other way to accomplish this other than adding a user, and then subsequently putting them into the administrator's group?

Thanks,
Terry

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Hello all, i have a problem at my school that i am now stuck with. we have 40 xp pro computers running of a 2003 server which is our only server so is acting as our dhcp server etc. all is running fine apart from we have 14 new windows 7 home computers to be used as standalone computers in the classes. i have set up 8 allready and they are great but the last 5 ( plus any other new computers we add) seem to have a problem. when you are on the computer the internet does not work and it shows a yellow ! by the clock and in the network area it shows the network as unknown. the suddenly it well be fine and work. during the internet loss error all the other computers are still fine (they all go through one router in the school) also if you try and ping the server from one of the computers with the problem it auto changes the ping to its own ipaddress. also if you try and ping the gateway it can not find it. then it all starts working again and all is fine for a while then it goes again in no pattern. all 5 computers plus another model we brought have this problem. the other 9 new ones are fine. i have checked the server event log and nothing in there, i also had another company check the server and they said it was find and also that it must be find for the rest of the computers to be working. i tried a repar connection during the error and it came back saying it could be a dns error (but how??) or it said it can't find the gateway (the others can). i tried putting a manual ip... Read more

A:internet loss on just some networked computer on and off

Please show for one of the problematic computers when working and when not working ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
If this PC is using a Wi-Fi connection also please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
 

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I have 2 computers hooked up to a network through a hub. I am using Rogers Hi-Speed internet.
The computer i am on right now works fine, yet my other computer will no connect to the internet. all of my wires are connected correctly.

The network was working fine until the cable guy came, and unhooked our internet by accident. Today he came back to hook it back up, and he switched our modem as well. This computer's internet is working fine, yet for some reason the other computer's internet still will not work.
are there any settings i need to change or anything?
any help apprreciated, thx
 

A:Can't connect to internet through networked computer

somebody's gotta know something!
 

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I'm building an automated backup system around Macrium Reflect Pro. Ideally, I'd like to put all the computers to sleep around 8:00 PM then wake them around 1:00 AM and run the backups. Problem is, how do I put the networked computer to sleep, then wake it, run the backup and put it back to sleep?

Also, I sometimes get system updates from MS in the middle of the night. If my backup is running, will the update process kill the backup or visa-versa?

A:Can I Sleep/Wake a networked computer?

You can use task scheduler to do this Task Scheduler - Create New Task see step 10 if you need any help let me know

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Greetings, hopefully someone can help.

The situation:
I have to network a group of three computers (1 iMac (OSX 10.1), 1 eMac (OSX Panther) and one PC (Windows 2000). Using a switch, the eMac must access files off the other machines so that it can burn them to DVD - i've done some research and this sounds like the easy part. I also realize that the windows PC won't be able to communicate with the OS 10.1 Mac

However, my concern is this:
The PC is connected to a seperate network so it can access a shared network drive and the internet.

The Question:
Using the PC which will be equipped with two network cards (one for the larger network with internet & shared network drive and the other to connect to the switch with the two other macs), how would I configure Windows 2000 so that it it can still access my larger network while being able to connect with the two other Macs?

Additionally, will it be possible to 1) share the internet with the Macs from the PC and/or 2) share the server's network drive with the Macs from the PC (not a major priority)?

Many thanks for your consideration
 

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On my home network, the other Win 10 PC is suddenly showing in my taskbar near the task view icon. I like the idea and would like to set the other Win 10 machine to do the same but I can't find out how or why it decided to show up. Google has been of no help.

If anyone here knows, please clue me in. Thanks!!

A:Networked computer showing in taskbar

Sorry. It somehow found it's way into a folder I had created for an additional toolbar. It ended up just being a worthless static shortcut

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Hi i was wondering how can you view the computer screens of the computers on your network?Is the software to use or can i do it without it and if i do need software is there any freeware versions?

Thanks A lot
 

A:View Networked computer screens?

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This all started with a upgrade of motherboard and cpu from p67 to z68 w/ivy bridge. Expected a few problems but no these. First problem was Nvida driver crashing so first I updated driver, still same crashing decided I would do a clean install, first went into safe mode deleted driver and cleaned with Driver sweepr 3.2.0 rebooted went to desktop and installed last really good driver 295.73 whql.
Rebooted got to desktop and everything looked good. Decided to try to view video stored on other networked computer. Five minutes of playing and BSOD!

Driver Irql_Not_Less_Or_Equal

0X000000d1 (0x000000000000002A, 0x0000000000000002, 0X00000000000000000, 0Xfffff8800285FC92)

TCIP.sys -Address FFFFF8800185FC92 Base FFFFF8800180000 Date Stamp 5034F727

Got this from Windows Check fo a Solution
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: 000000000000002A
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800185FC92
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

A:BSOD while streaming from networked computer

Hello Frosty It is Intel Ethernet that caused the crash.

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {2a, 2, 0, fffff8800185fc92}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\e1q62x64.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for e1q62x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for e1q62x64.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : e1q62x64.sys ( e1q62x64+239e9 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Ok guys/gals,

I have searched but all I find are dead threads or not quite what I'm looking for.

Here is what I'm trying to do, I have 3 computers running win7 (1 hp & 2 ult) and I would like to be able to sit at any one of them and log-in to my Account Name and see my files,desktop,favs. ect.... And have them synced together... i.e. ... If I add a file to my default computer and then logoff and go to another computer on my network and login to my Account, the file would be there too. I hope this makes since. I do already have them networked, file sharing, streaming.

If you need any other info just let me know. Thanks

A:Log-in to my user account from any networked computer?

Hi

I'm wondering if a simple solution would be to change the location of your 'My Documents' (Properties/Location) to a common NAS or shared folder location on all machines? I've done this across different hard drives on the same PC but I've not tried it across a network address but it may be worth trying.

Regards
UKMedia

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Need Help have an Pentium 2 with win 98 se the only problem is that it used to belong to a company that went out of business and was on a network that blocked out internet access via the lan. it was no problem until i got broadband and installed a new network card. and reactivated the security somehow it allows me to ping but not connect to the Internet via a browser not even on dial up. I have searched everywhere even the register for any clues. but i have to admit now i am lost for direction. I am hoping that i will not have to reinstall and lose over 2 years of useless programs that I am sure i will never use until the are gone. and ideas

Thanks in advance for any help
Colin
 

A:interesting problem with old networked computer

When you're logging on to the system, is is trying to log onto a domain? Or do you know if it used to be part of a domain? Because these (lack of internet and internet connection wizard) are Group Policy security settings.

Try removing it from the domain (if it is on one), don't forget it doesn't need to be physically connected because credentials are cached. Removing from a domain is tricky without the domain controller, however someone might know how to do it.

let us know
 

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I have two computers networked in one room. One of the computers has a good sound system which I would love to use when accessing the second computer. Soo I was just wondering if anybody knows any way I can hear the sound on a networked computer?

Thanks in advance.
Techwizard
 

A:Play audio on networked computer.

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I have 2 computers, using XP 32 bit, networked directly connected(CAT5 cable to USB adapter to USB port), driver installed for adapter. I can access the files/printer just fine when both computers are on, When one is off, either one, I can not access. Is there anyway to access files and printers sharing while it is turned off? If so, how secure will it be?
 

A:Accessing a networked computer when it is turned off.

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My machine is a Pentium D, intel motherboard DQ965GF with 3 gigs of ram; XP Professional; 2 serial ATA hard drives totaling 160 gigs; networked with linksys router and wireless access point to a laptop. The other computer on the network is a Dell 4600. The Dell has been working fine for four years with a linksys powerline bridge. We had a thunderstorm and the Dell lost its connection. I tried many things, including resetting all equipment. Nothing helped. I then plugged the Dell into a Linksys wireless bridge, using the wireless access point, which got the Dell online for a day and then stopped. Today I replaced the motherboard's built-in adapter with a linksys adapter. The Dell now shows that it is connected, but we still can't get online. My computer has had no problems. Does anyone have any ideas about where to go from here?
 

A:Networked computer connected but can't get online

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I run win 98se on my second (networked) computer and cannot access hotmail,it keeps asking me to reenter my password.I can access hotmail no problem from my main computer(xp pro).
I have norton internet security installed on both machines and have it configured to allow access either way to both computers.
Is there anything else i need to set in order to make this work.
Do i even need norton internet security on my second computer?(98se)

Thanks
 

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I have a network with two xp computers, three vista computers and an xp file server called server1. They all worked fine for a year or so and then the vista computers suddenly quit connecting to server1. When browsing to it a username and password dialog comes up but no user name/password was accepted. Tried having same users etc. The vista pc's would connect by ip but our database software uses the name path to operate. So, I wiped the server and installed Vista ulitmate on it. The problem is STILL there. The xp machines can connect but not the vista. I tried renaming the server from server1 to serverx and the vista machines can all connect now. The problem is, the database is hard coded to use server1 and there are issues with trying to change that. So, I need to use server1 for the name. Any ideas on what could be causing the problem?
 

A:Networked computer can't connect by specific name

I don't know why it works some or much of the time. "Server" seems to be some kind of special name. Look at the following from my machine. I get the same result with "server" or anything that begins with those 6 letters. And there's nothing in my network with anything remotely resembling the name "server.)

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Terry>ping server1 -n 1

Pinging server1.Belkin [67.63.55.33] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 67.63.55.33: bytes=32 time=40ms TTL=242

Ping statistics for 67.63.55.33:
Packets: Sent = 1, Received = 1, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 40ms, Maximum = 40ms, Average = 40ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Terry>

In my router's LAN settings is a place to assign a "Local Domain Name." It is set to the (default) "Belkin." Since that shows up (server1.Belkin) maybe using no Local Domain Name, or assigning a static IP to the computer, would get rid of that unwanted (for you) association.
 

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I've been banging my head on the wall for several days on this one. I did a lot of searches and tried numerous suggestions, but have had no luck as of yet.

My Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine recently stopped being able to communicate with any other machines on the network. It can ping them by name, but can't browse to any shared folders or use any shared services. I do have one networked printer, but access was via http so it seems to work. The big problem is that I have some Windows XP machines that have shared folders and shared printers and I can not access them.

Here are the details of my setup.

- Linksys WRT54G router drives the internet (updated to latest firmware)
- Windows 7 Ultimate x64 machine plugged directly into WRT54G ethernet port
- Epson Workforce printer plugged into ethernet port
- 2 Windows XP machines connected via wireless
- 1 Windows 7 32-bit laptop connected via wireless

Since the Epson worked fine I thought may it is a wireless issue or maybe an issue connecting from Windows 7 to Windows XP. I went through hundreds of forum posts about people with issues connecting to XP with no luck (i.e. network discovery is on, file/print sharing is enabled, all machines on the same Workgroup, etc.). All of the various XP machines can see each other, ping each other, and browse each other's shared folders. In fact, all of said machines are capable of browsing the Windows 7 64-bit machine's shared folders, but it can't browse theirs.

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A:Windows 7 computer can't see other networked computers

Sorry to hear about your problems, I recently had a problem with this especially trying to communicate Windows XP Home 32 to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. IT sounds like you have all your bases covered but I would recommend disabling your firewall(s) temporarily and seeing if you can communicate. Lemme know how this goes for you.

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I have made a similar post to this a few days ago but it was kind of confusing so i have decided to make a new post,

Hello,

Say i have 2 computers, computer 1 and 2.

I want to edit the registry of computer 2 from computer 1 (i.e just run a .reg file on computer 2)
But i don't know how and computer 2's share permissions is read only.
I have used PSEXEC but it seems that you need the permission to be set to writable because i get an access is denied error when using it.
and i CANNOT access computer 2..
 

A:Editing registry from a networked computer

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I wanted to remove some startup items from my computer, however, there is no such thing as msconfig (it is Windows 2000). I downloaded an msconfig file, but there wasn't anything much on there. I know more starts up on my computer and I was wondering how I find my actual start menu. Thinking something different needs to happen since this is a LAN computer. Thanks.
 

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I am able to see my networked computer, but only the C: boot drive. How can I see the contents of other HDDs on that computer?

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Hi! My name is Laura and I am brand new here.

My problem (or at least the one that I can mention here is that I cannot get my Windows XP to recognize my networked printer.

What I have:

-A brand new iMac (Leopard) in which I have installed Windows XP via Bootcamp.
(I should note that my previous computer was a MacBook Pro (Tiger) with the same configuration and I was able to use my printer through Windows XP.)

- A Linksys WRT54G router (for which I know the IP)

- A Xerox Phaser 6115MFP printer
(It has a static IP. I installed the print drivers in Windows.)

The printer is plugged into the router via an ethernet cable. There is another computer in the house using the printer wirelessly, without issue, so I know the printer is working and hardware configuration is correct.

The Mac side was able to find, and use, the printer with a few clicks. The Windows side won't find the printer.

I've checked Mac forums and the issue does not seem to have anything to do with the Mac or Bootcamp. I sense that this is correct as, mentioned above, I had this same configuration on a previous computer with no issues.

I am able to use the network via Windows to connect to the internet, so I know the router is working and I am connected to it.

I am not networking savvy in the least, so if you do help me, please idiot proof your instructions.

Thank you so much in advance for any and all help.
 

A:Solved: Computer not recognizing networked printer

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I have two networked computers. The client accesses the internet through another computer without any problem. However, when I used "Me", I was able to access the files on the other computer. Now I have two computers running XP that share printers but I cannot access the files on the other computer. It doesn't make any difference which computer I am using; it will not access the files on the other computer.

We need to set up each computer so that it has full access to the files on the other one. The old computers were networked using WinProxy for Starband. The new computers are using Windows networking.
Any ideas why the computers see each other for printing but not for file access?
Chitina
 

A:How do I set the network to access files on a networked computer

Have you tried running xp's network setup wizard from the control panel? Are the computers configured for same workgroup?

Third party firewalls can create problems. Running the network wizard will configure windows firewall and create and share the "shared documents" folders. Once configured you can then choose to share more on each computer as desired or needed.
 

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I want to index a portable USB drive on a networked computer. Currently the index is on. The option isn't available in the index options (drive or network pc doesn't show in list) but I can search mp3s in My Music Library - but similar to Golden, results only display as date modified: Album, Track, Year etc etc are greyed out.

Question: Can I hard link the 80Gb of mps onto my C drive and have "arrange by" options?
(On the help file it says right click -> make available ofline, but I guess this is only for pofessional or +)


Regards
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A:I want to index a portable USB drive on a networked computer

I haven't tried it but what happens if you go to Computer, click C: drive, then open Program files, open Windows Media Player, then select the files you want to download to your USB drive. (click on this icon in the media player folder)

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I connected two computers using a switch. I can access the 2nd computer by typing \\ipaddress. I login as the primary user (admin access) of the other machine and the root folder is users. I can drill down and view all files. Problem is that I wish to be able to navigate to D drive of that machine but I can't because highest folder level is users ?

A:Accessing 2nd hard drive of networked computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jmsnyc


I connected two computers using a switch. I can access the 2nd computer by typing \\ipaddress. I login as the primary user (admin access) of the other machine and the root folder is users. I can drill down and view all files. Problem is that I wish to be able to navigate to D drive of that machine but I can't because highest folder level is users ?


To access the root of the drive you would need to go into D: >properties> Security tab> Edit button > Add check marks for the required permissions for the Authenticated User, Apply, OK etc.

You would also need to allow for sharing of the D drive through the Sharing tab> Advanced Sharing button, click the box to share the drive then hit the Permissions button, add check marks to the Everyone share, hit apply etc.

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba E-Studio25 connected to a PC running XP. I just added a new Win 7 64bit PC to my network and just can't get it to print. I've set up a new local port and pointed it to the Toshiba, if I install a generic driver such as a HP Laserjet 4, it will send the print job to the printer and I can see it on the XP computers print list, but it won't print. I think it must be something to do with the driver, but it's an older printer that should work off a generic HP driver. I've even downloaded a Vista 64bit driver for the estudio25 from Toshibas site, but this resulted in a spooling error message. I have to get this working, would be very greatful of some help!

Thanks

A:Issue connecting to networked printer on XP from Win 7 computer

If you restart the print spooler service on the xp machine, will the document in the que go ahead and print?
If you are sure about the printer working with the HP Driver (emulation) then try to dumb down the driver on the Win7 machine. Use the advanced tab in printer properties and select print directly to printer, uncheck use bi-directional support and any spooling or advanced printer features check boxes and see if that helps at all.

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Ok, it took me over 4 hours one Sunday to figure out how to network my Vista x64 machine with my windows xp x32 laptop (wireless). It wound up being SP3. I had to uninstall it and now I can network.
The problem I now have is, I can't copy or paste or drag anything from my laptop to my Vista machine public or home network documents. I can only put whatever I am copying into my Shared Documents folder on my xp laptop, then go and get the documents from my Vista PC by navagating to the shared Documents folder on the xp machine. I can access any folder from my vista machine on to my xp machine...

Any Ideas would be helpful!!

Thanks in advance!!!!

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Hello,

I have 2 computer hooked up to a router

I want to write stuff on a computer from another computer but the computer i want to write to is on read only. Is there a way i can make it writable without doing it from the read only computer? (it's stuffed, can only access the files from networked computer)

Does this make sense? hope so
 

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(I looked for a sticky on the procedure for posting for help, but may have overlooked it. I'll quickly edit this post if there is something I left out or I've posted in the wrong place)

I have 4 computers on a home network.

Computer A- wired connection; Windows XP SP2
Computer B- wired connection; Windows XP SP2
Computer C- wireless connection; Windows Vista SP1
Computer X- wireless connection; Windows XP SP2

I use a Verizon Fios Wireless Router.

I have created a workgroup to network all of the computers together. I joined it by both running the network wizard on all the computers and also by changing the workgroup name through the Properties of My Computer (I did this second method on my second attempt to resolve my problem).

The situation on computers A, B, C:

All 4 computers are visible under "My Network Places". I can go into the shared files and do everything that I want to do. Move files in and out, copy files, etc. There is no issue with any file sharing on these 3 computers.

This includes access of the shared files of computer X!!!
The situation on computer X:

Under My Network Places-->Entire Network--->Microsoft Windows Network... Nowhere in any of these folders do any of computers A,B,C appear.

In the command prompt of computer X, I can successfully ping Computers A,B,C by both using the IP and the computer name. (I can also successfully ping computer X from the other 3 computers).

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A:Computer Acting Passively on Networked WorkGroup

I should know better, but I'm gonna start with a guess--the Workstation service is not running on X. Anyhow, the following would be a good continuation of your trouble shooting.

By the way, WELCOME! I think that there are general guidelines for posting in the Welcome section when you sign up, but your post could be used as an example for how to describe a network and a problem.

Make sure the following services are running (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services). The Startup Type on my machine is 'Automatic' except for the one indicated.

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Location Awareness (Startup Type 'Manual')
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Workstation
 

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I have been away for almost a month, and when i came home, i turned on my secondary computer to find that the internet wouldnt connect.
I came onto this computer, and it works fine.
I have checked all of the cables and what not, theyre all fine. I have no clue why my other computer will not conenct to the internet
im using rogers cable internet

I installed a new PSU ight before i left, but i'm not sure how that would affect the internet
any help appreciated, thanks
 

A:internet wont work on networked computer

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I have a two year old Dell Dimension 9100 desktop running Windows XP Media Edition with Service Pack 2 and recently bought another Dell laptop-an Inspiron E1505 running Windows Vista Home premium edition. I have networked the two computers using a Netgear WPN824v2 router. Both computers cans "see" each other and the laptop can "see" the printer connected to the desktop. I am also able to set the networked printer as the default printer on the laptop, I can transfer files with no issues and have no internet connection issues.
My problem is that when I try to print to my HP950C (connected to the Dimension 9100 via a parallel printer cable) from the laptop the file is sent to the print queue but nothing prints. The queue shows the file is spooling with no file size, pages show as "N/A" and nothing prints. When I print the same file from the Dimension desktop the queue shows a file size, associated pages and prints the document with no issues.
I have tried to print with both computers' firewalls turned completely off and get the same results.
Hope someone can help.
 

A:Solved: Can't Print From Wireless Networked Computer

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