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Q: Need help connecting to BT Home Hub


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

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

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

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

My questions are as follows:

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

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

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

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

I'd really appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks in advance

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A: Need help connecting to BT Home Hub

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

A:connecting two home pc s

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Connecting to workgroup with 7 Home

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

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

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


do this on all machines in the workgroup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi All,

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

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

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

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

A:Connecting to my Home LAN from outside networks

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

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

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

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated


A:Connecting to a home server

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

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

What do I need to type in the IE bar?


Thanks in advance

A:connecting to my home PC from an outside network

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

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Well, I am new entry to this forum.

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

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

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

A:help: Connecting Dos client to XP Home

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

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

How about telling us what you want to accomplish?

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

A:connecting to internet away from home

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

A:connecting to home computer

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

A:Connecting home theatre to pc

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

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

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

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

A:Connecting to work from home

Would need a lot more info.

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

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

A:Connecting to home network

Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter

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

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

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I just got a used laptop. it has nothing on the HD but dos, and apparently, the CDrom drivers didnt get loaded (and it doesnt have a floppy).
so, I cant get it to recognize the CD rom, and I therefore can't load windows or any programs.

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

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

Can anyone offer good advice?
All responses appreciated.

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

A:Connecting to Home Network

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

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

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

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

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


A:connecting Home pc's with PC Configurator 2.20

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

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

A:Wireless not connecting at home

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

In XP & 2000:


at the prompt type:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

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i have a magnavox MRD210 home stereo system that came with a enclosed sub.so i just decided to put a 12'' car sub in a box and connect that instead of the stock sub.but when i turn it past up real loud the sub starts acting crazy.u kno what the problem is?

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

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

A:connecting to a xp pro share from xp home

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

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I use a laptop and can no longer connect to my home wifi. I can connect to other people's wifi and other people can connect to mine but i have been unable to. I have turned off then on my wifi button thing and restarted my computer but have been unable to connect to my internet. I have also tried to ipconfig/renew and stuff but it says something about being unable to do that due the some media thing being turned off. I don't know what to do and I need to be able to access my wifi for class.

A:Trouble connecting to home wifi

Try power cycling your modem, and router. if the modem and router are a all in one unit, unplug the power cord from it, wait about one minute then plug power back in, wait for the lights to stabilize, then try to connect.

If your Modem / Router are separate, then remove power from both, power up the modem, wait for lights to stabilize, then power up the router, and wait for the lights to stabilize. If this doesn't work, then follow these instructions, and post the results - Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

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

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

how do i do this?

A:connecting laptop to my home network

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

A:Connecting my laptop to the internet at home

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

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

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

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Okay, so this is semi continuation/different issue from one posted on the virus forum. I finally got fed up up with home WIFI not working on my fiance's laptop so I restored the laptop to it's factory settings. I am installing the windows updates buttit still will not connect to the home WIFI. Initially the laptop would connect but when I unistalled the pre-installed Norton and installed Symantec Endpoint protection it quit having internet access. This actually occured upon uninstalling Norton, before I had finalized the Symantec installation. It states that is identifying the network and that I have no internet access. Any thoughts and help will be greatly appreciated.

Here is the llink to the previous thread under Virus/malware: http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1081152-unknown-computer-issue.html

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1751 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291103 MB, Free - 246548 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated and Enabled

A:Issues connecting to Home Wifi

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 the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.
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I have Phillips HTS3164 DVD Home Theatre System, and i want to play sound on it through my pc. I have a HDMI cable connecting them both, but it does not play the sound. Anybody know how i can get this working?

A:Need help connecting home theatre system to my pc

I have Phillips HTS3164 DVD Home Theatre System, and i want to play sound on it through my pc. I have a HDMI cable connecting them both, but it does not play the sound. Anybody know how i can get this working?

Hi Shifty,

Just to clarify, are you sure you mean play the Philips system sound through the PC (e.g. play records/CDs out of PC speakers/phones)? Or do you mean play PC sound through the Philips system (e.g. play MP3s out of Home Theater Speakers)?

Also, it would help if you could fill out your System Specs, please!


Windows Outreach Team

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

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

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

Can anyone help?

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

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

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


A:Remotely Connecting to Home Network?

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

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

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I have 5 computers (2 windows, 1 mac laptop, 1ipad, 1 kindle fire) connected to belkin wifi router / MOdel: F5D8235-4, V3 in basement where modem is in my office; with a belkin range extender upstairs in living room to send signal to kitchen.

Everything was working fine till 2 days ago, when the mac laptop started having problems with timing out when going for email and web. Only the mac laptop his having problems, and only at home network both upstairs, and also when placed immediately adjacent router i basement; works fine (went to apple store to check airport card, and settings; works fine there) everywhere but on home network.

Spent time with Belkin, router seems fine, as all other devices work fine on wireless network both upstairs and downstairs.

Appreciate any suggestions how to check/delete/reinstall mac laptop on home network; as I figure the problem is with mac laptop's connection to router - so am wondering how to delete/reinstall mac laptop via router's control panel

Tx for any tips

A:1 of 5 computers not connecting well to home wifi

I was just going to write a similar post. I have a new Netgear wireless router. On one machine, everything works fine. On another, all network activities except web browsing work fine. What would be the cause of this?

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I run a home server on an old windows vista desktop (insparon) and it had some viruses and old programs taking up space that I had no need for so I decided to do a clean install of vista to reset it to factory settings.

This server is for minecraft which me and some friends play on. The server was working great until I did the clean install. Now whenever someone on my network (such as me on my laptop) tries to join the server wirelessly, they get timed out within 30 seconds.

Everyone else on other networks can join fine (as I have port forwarded correctly) but it seems to be an internal network problem. I can play on the server fine on my own network if I use a WIRED connection but as this is not an option I would like to figure out whats wrong. I can also connect to the server if I go to a friends house or just any network different from the one the server is running on.

Someone on the minecraft forum suggested I "DMZ my computer's ip from my networks firewall as these things tend to act as blockers to inter network connecting". He also said to "set my firewall to allow private connection on the port I am using for minecraft". Although I've heard these are incorrect, they sounded like good suggestions at the time.I really want to figure out whats wrong and fix this and I am hoping someone here can help. I have been pulling my hair out for days trying to figure out whats wrong but have discovered nothing. It would mean a lot if you could help... Read more

A:Problem Connecting to Home Server

Some routers have a "wireless isolation" feature that prevents Wi-Fi connected devices from accessing ethernet connected. But there should have been no change with the Vista recovery/reset.

Maybe a firewall or security suite on the Vista that is configured to block wireless but not wired?

With a wireless connection can you ping the Vista by IP address? By computer name? To join the server are you accessing it by its LAN IP address or by computer name?

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

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

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

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


A:Problems connecting to home network

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is there any further advice anyone could give me?

A:Issues with Connecting to Internet on Home pc

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

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I just bought my Dell inspiron laptop windows 7 today when I first turned it on I set up my home wireless connection and it was working fine. I was streaming a movie on Netflix when my Internet connection was lost. I have not been able to get Internet since then. It says I'm connected to my home wifi but that I have no Internet connection and the web browser will not load. I have a toshiba laptop windows xp an iPod an xbox360 and they all connect perfectly to the wifi. It was working fine then it just disconnected I have not gotten any Internet connection for hours and I please want to know what I can do to solve this problem. Many others seem to have a similar problem. I would be so thankful for a solution, thanks!!

A:Home Wireless Internet not connecting

Sorry to hear about your issues, I've had some odd issues with my version of Home Premium. If I have ever lost connection to the internet I normally rebooted by Router then it came back and worked however I assume you would already have done this as that would be the first thing most people do to resolve it. If you try resetting the IP address given to your machine this may solve the issue and to do this do the following:

Click Start
Type CMD and right click "Run as Administrator"
When the prompt comes up click ok
When the CMD box comes up type the following in "ipconfig /release" (Without quotes) Your network connection will drop this is normal.
Type "ipconfig /renew" (again without quotes)

Now what happens is the Router is giving your network adapter a different IP address and it should then connect to the Internet again.

If this doesn't work re-post here and get me the name of your Wireless Network Adapter (Found under Hardware Device Manager - Click my Computer and select Manage and select OK as UAC prompts you to validate yourself. Then Click Device Manager. Your Wireless Card will be listed under Network Adapters). Sometimes what can happen is that incorrect drivers can cause weird (and sometimes wonderful) Issues and updating the drivers with the vendors drivers fixes it.


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I work from home with a branch of my company, trying to figure out how to connect a phone line to my pc directly so that other employees within the office can contact using my extension they know without me having to give out my voip office number. Ah help would be appreciated.

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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,

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?


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Hi people i like to dj and play music on my pc and i just brought a home cinema set from jvc which consists of an amplifier surround speakers and an apart dvd player, my pc is a brand new packard bell imedia 7020 3ghz processer etc etc. My question is how can i connect the pc so i can play music on the compuer and here it though the cinema set? Or what sort of cabel do i need? my video card is an ati 9200 and sound is ac97? or someting like that!!

Many thx in advance!!


A:Connecting my pc to my home cinema system

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Hello again, well, I'm keeping the laptop for a few afterall and I want/need to tie the two of them together somehow.
I need to rescue the information from the laptop and save it to my PC in case it crashes during surgury.
SO, without taking out harddrives, (Not compatible.. One's a LAPTOP) lol
I don't care about the web, but I have dial up and modems. (I also have LAN modems,cables,and routers but no DSL service) Do I connect all that somehow and run a service in either my XP system, (the laptop), or do something through the PC, (Win 2000) It seems like I've tried every combination.
System info on em probably won't help as all my builds are always Frankenstiens, but they can both handle it.
A schematic of the network would really help, as well as real laymans instructions as I just haven't even been able to grasp the basics.
Thank you. I'll be out here for a while tonight, I'll keep checking back.

A:Hardware for connecting 2 home systems?

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


A:connecting to user home folder

You should use User Manager to configure it:

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


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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help and advice.


A:Trouble connecting wirelessly at home

hello & welcome to TSF ,

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

they are more adapted in handling these issues


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

A:Connecting my laptop with my Home Desktop ??

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

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

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

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

Good luck and let us know how this works out!

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Here is the problem I'm having:

I'm on the laptop using college WiFi. I need to use an application that connects to the internet (SAP NETWeaver). I cannot login to application. The error message I get means I need ports 3297, 3299 and 3206 to be opened in order to connect, which the college WiFi does not allow. It works fine on my home desktop's internet connection.

Is it possible to connect from my college WiFi - then connect securely (or insecurely, I'm desperate) to my home networks internet connection -and from there connect to SAP and log on successfully?

I don't know if what I'm asking is impossible, wrong or really straightforward so any response is helpful.

A:Connecting to home internet from college Wi-Fi

Well; if your college is blocking access to those ports; then chances are you wont be able to access that application thats on your home connection because they are blocking it most likely due to the obvious security issues, etc. Realistically i dont think it will be possible to do this unless someone else knows something that i dont.

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