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Q: Connecting with home network....

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 i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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

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

Please help!!!

A:Connecting to Home Network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mc1992


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

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

Please help!!!


Hi and welcome

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

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

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

Let us know if this doesnt work

Good Luck Mate
Ken J

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

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

What do I need to type in the IE bar?

http:\\??????

Thanks in advance
 

A:connecting to my home PC from an outside network

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

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

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

A:Connecting to Home Network Printer

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

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

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Hi,

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

Thanks!
 

A:Problems connecting to home network

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

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

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

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

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hi

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

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

how do i do this?
 

A:connecting laptop to my home network

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Hi.

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

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

Thanks.
Robert2513
 

A:Remotely Connecting to Home Network?

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

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

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Good morning/afternoon/evening.
I have three computers hooked up to a Linksys router. I would like to hook up a printer so any of the three can print to that printer. What is the best way to set up such a system? Do I need to have one computer (the server) dedicated to that task? (this will undoubtedly show my total ignorance of networks!).

Thank you very much,
stuarth
 

A:Connecting printers to a home network

The real question is... what printer do you have or intend on using?

There are a few possiblities here, but it is printer dependent...

1. If the printer has a network card in it.. You can set it up on your network and create a network printer on each computer to allow them to print to that specific printer. This, without having it hooked to a PC.

2. If your printer does not have a network card in it, then you could consider purchasing a print server. This is a small box that your printer hooks up to and it has another hook up for a network cable. Kind of emulates number 1 above.

3. Is to have the printer hooked to a computer, SHARE it on that computer. Then you will have to install a network printer on each of the other computers so they can print to it. Downfall here is... the computer where the printer is directly attached, has to be turned on when you intend to print.

The cheapest way would be 3. However, it can be a pain at times. If you don't want to pay out good money for a printer that has a network card in it, or can be installed in it... then I would go with number 2. This will eliminate the extra PC on when printing.

The print servers do not cost that much, around $60.00. However, going this way, you have to make 100% SURE that your printer is compatible with the print server. If the information on the print server does not specify your printer, then don't buy it. It most likely will not work with it.

Does that help a little?

Shane
 

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Hello:

I just had DSL access installed on my home PC running Windows 98. I want to connect to my office network through this DSL connection.
Our office network is running NT 4.0 and we have a firewall. My boss gave me a login/password -- to get past the firewall. I have a few logins/passwords to connect to the network.

I am unsure how to set this up, and would appreciate any help you can give me.

I would prefer to be able to use this in such a way that I can access our office network drives, etc. through Windows Explorer just as I can from my office pc.

Thanks!

KrisLynch
[email protected]
 

A:Solved: Connecting to Office Network From Home

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I just bought a notebook running Vista home edition. I already have a home network set up with 3 other computers all running XP. I was able to connect to the internet with the new notebook, but how do connect to the shared printer. I seem to remember that the XP computer all found the shared printer automatically. I've run the "search for printers" and nothing comes up. The computer that is physically connected to the printer and the printer were turned on at the time. What do I need to do?

thanks
 

A:connecting an XP printer to Vista - home network

Try adding the printer locally on the Vista machine, picking the make/model from the drop-down lists. Take the default port they pick for the printer. Then, open the printer properties, select the Ports tab, and create a new local port. For the port name, type in the full network path to the printer, say \\MAIN\PSC-750. This is how I had to install my HP PSC-750 on Vista. For some reason, both of the laser printers installed in the classic manner.
 

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

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

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I have been given an old Dell Latitude 610 laptop and trying to get access to the internet and email even with the netowk cable plugged in the back!

I get the message No network access or unidentified network.

Hope someone call help.

Many thanks
 

A:Difficulties connecting to our wireless home network

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I am a military academy student home for spring break. I have 10 hours of Rosetta Stone to do for homework but I can't access my school's network. I had no problems doing this before, and I think that our recent "upgrade" to Vista is the problem.

to log-on to the network i usually use Cisco VPN client. However, part of the new Vista switch requires that we use our CAC-card to login to everything. We were sent a file with instructions to configure the new network that says to go to Connection Entries-->Modify-->Certificate Authentication-->LASTNAME.FIRSTNAME.YOURKEY and I did that but it still does not work.

In the log it says:

Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 5.0.03.0560
Copyright (C) 1998-2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Client Type(s): Windows, WinNT
Running on: 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2
Config file directory: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\

1 23:47:57.880 03/17/10 Sev=Warning/2 CERT/0xE3600001
Failed to sign hash: B_EncryptInit() failed

2 23:47:57.880 03/17/10 Sev=Warning/2 IKE/0xE300009B
Failed to generate signature: Signature generation failed (SigUtil:97)

3 23:47:57.880 03/17/10 Sev=Warning/2 IKE/0xE300009B
Failed to build Signature payload (MsgHandlerMM:489)

4 23:47:57.880 03/17/10 Sev=Warning/2 IKE/0xE300009B
Failed to build MM msg5 (NavigatorMM:312)

5 23:47:57.880 03/17/10 Sev=Warning/2 IKE/0xE30000A7
Unexpected SW error occurred while processing Identity Protection (Main Mode) negotiatorNavigator:2238)

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A:Problems with connecting to a school network at home

There's a problem with your certificate. The log is indicating the Phase 1 authentication which requires either a pre-shared key or a cert is not establishing. The log further indicates your setup is requiring a certificate to establish IKE Phase 1.
 

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I just bought my daughter a Lenovo running Windows 8 and when I try to connect to my Wi-Fi I am getting Limited connection only and can't figure it out. Please help!! :-)

A:Getting Limited Connection when connecting to Home Network

Greetings,
Please copy & paste the following into notepad.
Code:
netsh wlan show all >%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query dhcp >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query dnscache >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query wlansvc >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
ipconfig /all >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
netsh advfirewall show global >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
netsh winhttp show proxy >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
Save the file as "Network.bat"Right click the file and select Run as Administrator.This will create a file called "Network.txt" on the desktop.Copy & paste the contents into your next post.

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Hi,
 
(Just been pointed at this forum to check if I am infected).
 
Windows 7 - 64 bit.
 
I am trying to enable my home network but every time I turn on Network Discovery it resets itself to off.
Also, IE will not download any files.  It gives a message of Virus Detected.
 
I've run malwarebytes and Super Anti Spyware to remove previous malware but no luck.
 
 
Can anyone help?
 
 
 
Many thanks
 

A:Connecting to my home network and downloading using IE10

Can you post the log for malwarebytes and super anti-spyware?

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I have a Linksys router setup with several devices connected to it through both wired and wireless connections. Recently one of my laptops running windows 7 stopped connecting to it. The network shows up in the list of available networks but when I try to connect to it I get the unable to connect message. All of the other laptops are working perfectly. The following is a list of things I tried to fix the problem:
1. power cycled the router
2. completely reset the router i.e. different ssid, different encryption and no encryption
3. deleted the network profile and tried to connect
4. tried connecting the laptop to other networks and was able to connect to them
5. updated drivers on the broadcom 4313 802.11 adapter
6. ran the extremely useless windows network trouble shoot, it said that i needed to disconnect and then reconnect the power to the router

I have no idea where to go from here. Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Laptop stopped connecting to home network

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

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.
 

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About 6 months ago, I got a laptop - An HP DV5215US, running Windows XP SP2, and it came with a wireless card - 802.11b/g. We have a wireless router - a Westell Versalink 327, running on our main computer, which also has Windows XP SP2. I tried connecting to the wireless, but it didn't work. The network would show up when I opened the "Choose a Wireless Network" screen, but when I tried to connect, all that happened was a loading screen appeared, saying "Please wait while Windows connects to the ******* network." and "Waiting for the network..."

After playing around a bit, I decided it was the router - it had never been configured for wireless. I got connections on the laptop in other places - on vacations, in hotels, etc. My father and I decided to get the wireless working this week, as a kind of project. On a whim, my dad installed a wireless card in an old desktop system (not sure of the 802.11 letters, sorry), and the wireless worked perfectly. I still can't connect on the laptop, though.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Problem with connecting to my home wireless network.

Have you gone in to the wireless network display and deleted all the wireless networks in the list, then searched for new wireless networks? Did you try disabling encryption on the router to see if it's an issue with mismatched keys? Note that if you use WEP encryption, you MUST use hex keys with dissimilar brands of hardware, they don't all encode passcodes the same way.
 

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My wife brought a new laptop home from work and we have been trying to connect it to our home network without success. Network was set up for me 4-5 years ago. It is security enabled but does not use mac addresses. Router in linksys wrt54g. Laptop is running XP. Have tried numerous recorded passwords on laptop but will not connect. Have logged into my router but do not see where to make alterations to allow another connection but max users is set to 50 so this is not the problem. Any suggestions?
 

A:Solved: connecting to my secured home network

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I have a laptop I use for work and connect to a hotspot with it, when I came home to connect to my house network router I am able but it comes up limited so there in no interent contection,,,.. How to I change it so I get the interent on with my house wifi?

A:Connecting to home wifi network limited

Call your Help Desk. My wife's does that, until she goes in and disable the Proxy in Internet Properties in Control Panel. Just remember to turn back on.

The first time she brought it home, because they replaced her older unit. IT had made a Fat Finger mistake in the VPN connection.

So when she tried to get on our home WiFi, it did the same as yours. Plus her work a GPO, to restrict her from using any LAN or WiFi connection, but the company's.

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Hi Folks:
I am having trouble connecting to our wireless internet home network with my new Toshiba Satellite laptop.
The network is a venerable Linksys WAP54G access point, not quite a full router, as it does not have a firewall and does not assign static addresses. It allows a dynamic address. It is very basic WEP security. We have a Dell laptop with XP which operates off it just fine.
When I attempt to connect with Windows 7 on the new Toshiba Satellite, it will identify the connection as public and connect, but activity is limited. It says it cannot establish an IP address. However when I connect with the built-in Ethernet port and a cord, it?s fine. Just the wireless part is giving problems.
I have read of one solution for this apparently not rare problem. This is to go into the Device Manager, find the wireless adapter, open it and click on the Advanced tab. This produces a list of properties. Find the property called ?Network Address,? and put in the physical address of the wireless adapter found in IPconfig/all. However when I go this far, I don?t even have a property called Network Address, so I can?t do this.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks very much,
wayrnayn

A:Trouble connecting to home wireless network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by waynrayn


Hi Folks:
I am having trouble connecting to our wireless internet home network with my new Toshiba Satellite laptop.
The network is a venerable Linksys WAP54G access point, not quite a full router, as it does not have a firewall and does not assign static addresses. It allows a dynamic address. It is very basic WEP security. We have a Dell laptop with XP which operates off it just fine.
When I attempt to connect with Windows 7 on the new Toshiba Satellite, it will identify the connection as public and connect, but activity is limited. It says it cannot establish an IP address. However when I connect with the built-in Ethernet port and a cord, it?s fine. Just the wireless part is giving problems.
I have read of one solution for this apparently not rare problem. This is to go into the Device Manager, find the wireless adapter, open it and click on the Advanced tab. This produces a list of properties. Find the property called ?Network Address,? and put in the physical address of the wireless adapter found in IPconfig/all. However when I go this far, I don?t even have a property called Network Address, so I can?t do this.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks very much,
wayrnayn



Network address is actually locally administered mac address, and is there.

Are you running "homegroup"?

Have you tried connecting with encryption turned off?

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Could use a little help.

Setup:
Desktop computer Vista
Laptop computer Win 7

On my network (wireless), my Desktop can find and use everything that is on my Laptop computer.

When I try to find or map out the Desktop from the Laptop, the Laptop cannot see my desktop at all (eg in the Network "explorer-type" window in Win7) .

I've checked my firewall settings, and my sharing properties on both computers, but I think I missing some setting somewhere that will let me connect from the Laptop to the Desktop (so that I can use my Desktop printer).

Help would be appreciated.
BarryT

A:Connecting Win7 laptop to home network...

Are both PCs within the same workgroup? I don't mean HomeGroup but workgroup (XP style). Double check your sharing optons on both PCs. Sounds like your doing simple file sharing so disable password protection, disable public sharing, enable network discovery, enable file/print sharing. This is a start.

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Ok I have two PCs on my network, both have Windows Vista Home 32bit

When I try to open or explore the other PC from either PC it prompts for a password and log on. We did not set up a password or log on for either PC. How do we go about disabling or bypassing this.

Thank you in advance

RDGM
 

A:Solved: Connecting to a Computer on a home network

Hey all I figured it out, we needed to make passwords thru the acct. management and then log on to one another's PC with the credentials of the PC we want to conenct to.
 

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I have several laptops connected to my wireless home compter network that is working just fine. I have another laptop that I am having a hard time trying to connect. The laptop was previously connected to the network, now it won't connect. It keeps giving me an error about the WZC. I have tried making sure the Wireless Zero Configuration was started but it won't stay started. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
 

A:Problems connecting to home wireless network

I had a similar problem with an laptop running Win XP. I did a Google search of the error and it gave me a Microsoft Article about keeping WZC enabled.
 

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Hi
I alreadfy have a home network. Cable modem connection serving my computer and telephone (I have vonage broadband phone) through the linksys adapter provided by vonage. I purchased a wireless router and I need to hook it up. If I connect the wireless routers internet port(WAN) to an ethernet port in the linksys adapter, it doesnt work. However, when I connect it port to port (ethernet port of the wireless router to an ethernet port of the linksys adapter), the internet connectionw works. However, I am unable to activate the wireless network.

I tried connecting the wirless router directly to the modem (removing the linksys adapter) and carried out the installation provided in a CD by the manufacture and it wont work fine.

I cant get rid of the linksys adapter as it is essential for my broadband phone.

Any suggestions? Please help..


Thanks
RK
 

A:Connecting a Wireless router to an existing home network

You should have bought a wireless access point instead of a router.. *mutter*

"unable to activate" means what? Increadibly heavy feeling creeps into your hands making you unable to operate the computer?

Some more information here would really help.. Symptoms, computers and operating systems involved, types of wireless equipment, the router configuration etc.
 

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Hey everyone out there...I am having some real problems with my wireless network. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. Recently, I got a virus that I couldn't ever completely get rid of. As my (very dumb) solution, i reinstalled windows. So, I have spent the last week finding the drivers for all of my hardware, and it is almost back to where I want it. I do have a few questions, however.

My main problem is that I can't connect to the wireless network at my house. It is a secure wireless network, and I was always able to connect to it before. Now, I type in the network key, and in the "Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility" it never gets past "authenticating". I find this strange, because I am able to connect to my neighbor's wireless network, that is unsecured. I have a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. Because I can connect to the neighbor's wireless, I am guessing it's not a problem with the drivers? And other computers in my house can connect to the network in my house, so there isn't a problem with the drivers for those?

Other things that are abnormal, and I think could be causing problems, are that under the "Device Manager" and "Other devices" there is a yellow question mark by "Base System Device". Also under "Device Manager -> Other Devices" is "SM Bus Controller", which has a yellow question mark by it. Finally when I got to "Local Area Connection -> Properties... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to my home wireless network

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Finally fixed a big-time memory issue, but ever since have had difficulty getting a stable internet connection. The system will show the network but rarely connects to it. (Though router is downstairs and through some walls, distance is probably not the cause--same computer/same location used to connect and a laptop sitting right next to it in the same room always connects with 4 or 5 bars.)

Connecting to a D-Link 802.11G router wirelessly.

Attaching IPCONFIG info below.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Ongoing problem with connecting to home network/internet

Have you changed the driver for your wireless card? If not perhaps Windows update saw fit to update it for you, and now you have one that is different from when it was working.

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I have been having issues connecting my ASUS laptop running windows 8 to my home network drive. it does not want to accept the password. however i have been able to connect it up to my dell latitude D610. the drive is being hosted on my dell SX270 running windows 2000. any help on why this is happening and how i could fix it would be great, thanks
 

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Hi I frequently encounter drop of connection with my wifi. Recently, my connection dropped midway and then not connecting back. I have tried disabling and re enabling the wireless network adapter. I have tried unistall/install the driver. Upgraded the driver, Nothing was of help. Laptop is detecting the wifi, but when I am trying to connect, I am getting message "cannot connect to this network". I am able to connect to wifi from my mobile hotspot. Please help.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A205 S5000 laptop. Started having problems last April. All of a sudden wouldn't connect to the internet. Bought a new router (Netgear), and since, have found that the old one (Linksys) still works fine. Every other device in the house (laptops, iPods, wireless desktop, e-readers) can connect to my home network/internet without problem. This laptop says it's connected, but I cannot get on the internet, not with Internet Explorer, aol or Firefox. In Device Manager, under Network Adapters, one item had a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it next to "Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2. When I double click it says "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)." Then I went to Windows Updates, and found a bazillion updates that failed...I think because when I couldn't get the internet on the laptop I just stopped using it for several months, and it was never powered up or turned on to get the updates. I tried to download the updates, it went throught the process, said 19 updates done, but then it said 19 failed. As far as the Linksys mentioned above, I have since given it to a friend who just got high-speed internet, took the laptop to her house, and after she typed in her network password, MY laptop connected right away. So, I know it wasn't the router to begin with, and I know that the laptop wireless IS still working. Can you help me with this, PLEA... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to home wireless network

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Hi,

I've just got a second hand laptop (Advent 7066M, Model No. SIM2000 Notebook PC). I can't work out to my home wireless network. When I go to device manager under "Network adapters", there's a red cross through "PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter" and under "Other devices", there's a question mark with an exclamation mark on top of it next to "PCI Modem". I've tried installing the network related stuff from C:\Applications, but that didn't seem to help.

Please could someone offer me some suggestions for getting online?

Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Solved: Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network

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Hi. I can't seem to connect to my wife's computer on our home network. We both have Vista laptops. I can access her media (through WMP and iTunes), and she can get to my computer no problem, but every time I click on her computer icon on the network, I get this error:

"\\(her computer name) 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.

The network is not present or not started.

For more information, click Help."

Clicking Help doesn't seem to do anything.

Anyone feel like spending some time on this? It would be immensely appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Problem connecting to other computer on home network

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Hi

My Toshiba Satellite running on XP is refusing to connect to the wireless network that is set up in my home. It is saying "limited or no connectivity". I am aware that it is doing this because the computer can't or won't assign an IP address to it. I have tried running a cmd command and doing ipconfig/renew all of which fails. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Getting Limited or No Connectivity when connecting to wireless home network.

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Hi. I can't seem to connect to my wife's computer on our home network. We both have Vista laptops. I can access her media (through WMP and iTunes), and she can get to my computer no problem, but every time I click on her computer icon on the network, I get this error:

"\\(her computer name) 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.

The network is not present or not started.

For more information, click Help."

Clicking Help doesn't seem to do anything.

Anyone feel like spending some time on this? It would be immensely appreciated.
 

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I have had no problems connecting my laptop wirelessly to my network at home, but all of a sudden it stopped connecting. I can connect to wireless networks elsewhere, but my laptop has stopped connecting at home. Can someone help?
 

A:trouble connecting laptop to home wireless network

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Hey guys... im slightly new to vista...just got my vista laptop a month ago... see profile for specs... well my office network is kind of old and the file server runs windows nt 4.0... is there any way of connecting to the file server as this would make my job a lot lot easier as currently i need to save my files to my email, find a bloke willing to lend me his pc and then download it to the file server.... or find a usb flashdrive and transfer stuff... my xp home notebook used to let me use the nt server as a network drive.... also, i cant see any computers on my office network except those running on vista (not even xp) and this sucks at home too as my print server runs on windows 98 (old lappy made to serve as a printer server for my canon i200 inkjet printer)... please can someone help me???? pl pl pl pl
 

A:Connecting Vista Home Premium Laptop to office network

pl help.... anyone????
 

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Hello,
I'm having continued trouble automatically connecting my Android devices to my preferred home wireless network. I have an LG Optimus T Android 2.2 phone and a Samsung Galaxy tablet. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated. Note: I can connect my tablet, but only by powering down my router and then powering up again. I'm trying to avoid having to do this everytime. No luck at all connecting the Android phone to the one (out of two) preferred home network.
Thanks,
Wil
 

A:Trouble connecting Android devices to my home wireless network

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hi guys I'm stumped here.
I have a common printer: HP Laserjet 3050, usb-only, attached to a system running windows xp pro 32-bit on a shared network [not a homegroup] with 3 to 5 other systems.
if I walk over with my windows 7 notebook and attach to usb, it works fine.
but with it attached to my windows xp fileshare system which all systems use for file sharing, and it is set to share with 'everyone', the other systems can 'see' and attempt to mount it as a shared printer but driver will fail.

I have the right PCL 6 drivers and point the windows 7 systems to the right folder but will get an error "cannot find driver". it is the same driver I use for local access via USB port.
I'm assuming there is something amiss in the networking of the PC and its shared resources.

for instance, do I need to set sharing by network user-name credentials directly to the Printer [in other words, "Everyone" will not suffice] ?
or what...

appreciate the help on this archaic way of connecting

A:Connecting to Laserjet on USB port on shared resource, home network

I remember having this issue with XP and Seven. For some reason they don't work with each other problem. I did find a fix for my issue let me have a dig around I'll see if I can remember how I done it.

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I am having all sorts of problems with the set up and performance of two Airport Extremes at a client house. One Airport Express (AE) is connected in the basement directly to a cablevision modem. The second airport extreme is connected in the Office to an ethernet Jack in the wall. On two different occasions I have felt like they were set up correctly, but somehow the wireless is still intermittent. Sometimes I cannot connect to the wireless and other times the network just goes down. I am creating a network with the AE Basement and designating a SSID and no encryption. I am duplicating this for the 5GHZ Band as well. THen I am setting the AE- Office using a bridge connection and the same SSID and no encryption like the AE-Basement.. I have read alot about how to do this set up, but either I am not doing something right or the AE Devices are faulty. I would greatly appreciate any help or tips on how to get this set up to work. Thanks
 

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Well, this isn't necessarily a request for help, but more of a forum to help anyone with similar issues resolve a problem.

I consider myself well above the average person for tech abilities -- however, I typically don't delve into the 'config' stuff on my computer (mainly because I know that I can really screw something up). With that said, here is what I had happen.

My Dell Inspiron D630 running Win XP SP3 suddenly stopped connecting to my home wireless network. It would connect at work (via wired connection), but just couldn't seem to find an IP address at my house. I tried multiple times, rebooted the modem, rebooted the computer, but to no avail.

Today I tried going in to do ipconfig /renew, hoping that would try to get an IP again. Didn't work. When I used that I got a "The RPC Server is unavailable" error. I started Googling to find an answer and came across this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/736702-solved-rpc-server-unavailable.html?503retry=1

In this, the guy said that he went in and had to start a service because it hadn't started automatically. I happen to know that one of the items in the networking section deals with DCHP. When I went into Start--> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools (as directed in the above thread), I noticed that the DCHP service was not running. Since I knew that DCHP was related to the IP/networking info, I started that service and my computer connected to the wireless ... Read more

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Hi,

I have just joined up to sky broadband and have been sent a d-link router. I followed the set up disk that came with it and the Internet worked fine while it was connected through the Ethernet cable. I disconnected the cable and tried to connect wirelessly. My laptop found the new network to which I selected connect. I typed in the key code supplied with the router and my laptop tells me it's connecting. Once it connects it states that the network is unidentified and can only connect locally.

This has confused me as my iPhone works fine on the new network but my laptop can't.

My laptop is a Samsung R20 and runs with OS vista. I have never had problems like this with any other network I have connected to.

Please let me know your thoughts

thank you in advance.
 

A:Unidentified network shown when connecting wireless to home router.

so the router works with other devices - so something is blocking the pc to connect to the internet via wireless - this maybe your firewall - what firewall do you have ?

Would you post back the following
b]------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
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I have a Thompson Speedtouch ST585 router supplied by my broadband provider. It is connected to the internet via DSL.

My main PC running Windows 7 is connected to the router via a Lan cable.
I also have a Panasonic DMR-BWT700 hard-disk recorder/blu-ray recorder/DNLA device which is also connected to the router via a Lan cable
I also have other devices such as a Wii and other PC's running Windows XP that connect to the router via Wireless.

I can happily connect to the internet from any of the devices on the network, however whatever I do I cannot get any other devices to show up in my Windows 7 network, or get my Windows 7 machine to appear as a DNLA server on the Panasonic device (which is DNLA capable).

I can see all of the devices listed against the appropriate connections on the network diagram in the router config.

I've tried every article I've found regarding Windows networking etc and even temporarily disabled firewalls and so on. I suspect that the router may be blocking access between the devices?

I really want to get the Panasonic device to see my Windows 7 machine so that I can stream media but they just won't see each other. The Panasonic connects to the internet fine and both the Windows 7 machine and Panasonic and IP addresses in the same range (192.168.1.x)

Any ideas?
 

A:Connecting devices on home network using Thompson Speedtouch ST585 and Windows 7?

can the panasonic see any devices on the network - do you have any other dlna servers on the PCs - WMS should do it

you say you read many articles - so you may have seen these

Share and Stream Digital Media Between Windows 7 Machines On Your Home Network
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9469...ween-windows-7-machines-on-your-home-network/

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html

Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/

Share-files between windows7 and xp
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/

from the windows 7 PC can you ping the IP address on the Panasonic
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Ping Tests

Start> search bar in Vista/W7> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the IP Address for the Panasonic Device}
Post back the results
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Hi,

I got my comcast internet connection this morning; I setup my wireless connection and its connecting fine with my office computer. Unfortunately personal computer (HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC in which Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2 is installed) is not able to connect with the router. I even tried connecting my modem directly - NO Luck. It was connecting for couple of minutes and getting disconnected.

Both my office computer and my iPod are connecting fine with the wireless network but my personal computer is showing Connected (local access only) icon in the system tray. When I mouse over, its showing "Unidentified Network (<network name>"
Is there any way to resolve it?

Thanks in advance
Subeesh
 

A:Unidentified Network issue when connecting wireless n/w from Windows Vista Home Prem.

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Have DSL and for brower-Use Internet Explorer- WinXp , Netgear router and Earthlink as my provider. It's getting where half the time I cannot connect to the internet, Page not found.

I go thru all the steps:

Reboot computer
unplug and replug DSL Modem
unplug rand replug router
use command line and entering ipconfig, ping ipconfig, etc
use command line to renew and release network

Half the time one of the above steps gets me in and sometimes not.

I called tech support and they say they cant help me be/c my router was not bought thru them. If I disconnect my network , they will be able to help me but then, my configurations would be changed and I replace one problem with another.

Any Ideas what could be happening? Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Problems connecting to Internet, using simple home network, main computer and laptop

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