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connecting Laptop HD to Home PC?

Q: connecting Laptop HD to Home PC?


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.

Preferred Solution: connecting Laptop HD to Home PC?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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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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?

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Hi, I purchased a new laptop that has windows 10. My home PC has windows 8. I am wondering if this is the reason why on the new laptop I cannot connect to the home wifi for more than a couple of minutes before it disconnects and the internet connection is no longer available on the laptop.

Or could there be another reason why the new dell laptop won't connect to wifi. I have followed all troubleshooting instructions but nothing is working.

When I try to enable wifi on the laptop it stays on disabled.

Thanks for any help.


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I'm trying to connect my laptop to my tv via the s-video connection, unfortunately i can't I can't see how to get my computer to recognise the s-video connection.
I've tried going through contol panel, then "Display" then hitting the settings tab and then using the advanced options as recommended for other versions of windows xp, but there doesn't seem to be an option to change to TV output.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Connecting laptop to TV on Windows XP home edition

Look in the laptop manual. Usually, there is a key sequence that routes video to the external VGA and/or S-Video outputs.

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Could use a little help.

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.

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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I have a Dell XPS M1530 laptop, running Vista, and I'm trying to connect it to my home theater receiver by HDMI. I've done this before, and watched streaming video on my home theater with no problems. But the last two times I've tried, I can't get a picture on the HDTV.

Vista detects the new monitor and says it's "connected." It prompts me to choose the display format, and I tell it to mirror the desktop on the external monitor. But the tv stays black, and my home theater receiver says that it has "No Signal" on the HDMI input I'm using.

I've tried connecting the laptop directly to the tv with the same results, so this doesn't appear to be a receiver issue. And I've tried different HDMI cables, so it's not a bad cable issue.

I've re-started the laptop a few times while connected to the receiver, but keep getting the same results.

Any thoughts on how to proceed? I can't figure out how the laptop can detect the external monitor when the receiver says that there's "No Signal."

Thanks for any advice.

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My XP laptop suddenly stopped being able to connect to the internet at a friend's house, either wirelessly or plugged directly into the cable modem. Before that it connected wirelessy just fine for several days.

Nor can it find any wireless networks at all though there are a few nearby (neighbors' apartments etc - which I wouldn't be able to log into, not having the passwords, but still they should show up in list of available networks).

But it still connects just fine at my own house, both wireless or plugged in directly. And, as usual, I see a list of several available wireless networks.

At the friend's house, I tried restarting the computer, unplugging and restarting the router, including waiting 24 hours.

No changes of any kind were made to the computer (such as network connection settings, installing hardware, clicking on suspicious websites or emails etc.)

This is especially perplexing for many reasons:

1) How could I get online just fine at the friend's house, then suddenly not be able to?

2) If it was a glitch between my computer and her ISP, then why doesn't my computer show any available wireless networks at all?

3) How can such a problem only happen at her house but not mine?

Thanks much.. this one has me stumped

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I am trying to connect from My laptop that has an Active directory domain "corp.myname" to a printer that is connected to home computer on teh default "workgroup" domain.
I cannto get it to work.
Any ideas?

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I'm trying to connect my laptop to my tv via the s-video connection, unfortunately i can't I can't see how to get my computer to recognise the s-video connection.
I've tried going through contol panel, then "Display" then hitting the settings tab and then using the advanced options as recommended for other versions of windows xp, but there doesn't seem to be an option to change to TV output.
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Connecting laptop to TV on Windows XP home edition

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please do not start more than one thread for the same problem.

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:


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I purchased a panosonic Home Theater and i would like to know how to connect my HP laptop to it using HDMI

A:connecting laptop to home theater via HDMI

All current gen (HT) Home theatres have 1 or More HDMI input ports.Depending on your notebook model, Your PC may have an HDMI output port too. Using an HDMI cable, you can connect the PC to the Home Theratre. On your PC, press the windows Key and the letter P together to project to your home theatre. Now, whatever you play on your PC will be played via the home theatre and the video will be routed via your HT to your TV. Note: you may need to right click on the volume Icon on the bottom right side of the screen and select playback devices. After which you will see a list of available playback devices. From the list, select your TV/HT and set that a default from the right click menu. 

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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:


[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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My laptop at home runs on Vista, and my pc at work runs on XP. What is the best way of connecting these two remotely so that I can view my work files/emails from home and how do I proceed on doing this?

A:I need help connecting to my work pc from home laptop remotely

"how do I proceed on doing this?"

Ask your work's IT department.

"What is the best way of connecting these two remotely"

Ask your work's IT department.

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I am trying to help my brother connect a new laptop (Vista Home) to his new BT Home Hub. We installed the home hub to his desk top computer (windows XP) via ethernet cable and this works fine. We then tried to connect his laptop (Vista) wirelessly but could not make the connection. Windows reports that the laptop is "acquiring network address" for at least a minute and then reports "limited connectivity" and I am unable to connect to the web. Any suggestions?

A:Problems connecting Laptop wirelessly to BT Home Hub

Turn off the wireless encryption and try to connect wirelessly again
that would be my first choice

download and run this software
Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/




it will tell you the wireless signal in the area, and details about the signals channel, encryption - check the laptop wireless is working OK

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I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong here. I connect my Ipod to my home stereo using a common miniplug to rca adapter, and it sounds great.

When I listen to music on my new laptop with my shiny expensive headphones - it sounds great.

But, when I plug my laptop into the same miniplug-rca I get a humming sound over my home stereo speakers.

I don' think there is anything wrong with my laptop, cause it makes great sound form it's little speakers; great sound from louzy ear bud headphones; and really great sound with my good headphones.

Any suggestions?

A:Connecting laptop to home stereo trouble

do you mean that:
there's humming sounds present
the sound output quality is bad?

for the humming sound, it could be because your output impedance between headphone and home stereo is not the same. especially if your home stereo has a big powerful amp.

in this case, try to update the sound card driver. however case related to electrical current is difficult to solve. hope some professional would come to take a peek at this thread

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I just switched from Clear to CenturyLink DSL internet about a week ago (Westel Model 7500 modem/router) and ever since then my work laptop has been having trouble connecting to the internet, both wirelessly and through LAN.

Every other device in my home works absolutely fine, and my laptop is able to connect to other wireless networks no problem.

I am able to connect with my work laptop to my home internet occasionally (I am on it now), but after a few hours I always get kicked off again. I've figured out that if I remove my new network from my Preferred Networks list and reboot my computer, then reconnect to my network, I can get on for a few hours. But I always get kicked off again and I have to repeat this process.

When I get kicked off, my wireless icon indicates that I am connected to the network with excellent connectivity, but I have no internet and no browser pages open.

I contacted my company's tech support about this, and their solution was to send me a brand new computer. Great for me, since my old one was a dinosaur, but this new computer has the exact same issue as my old one.

I don't want to have to restart my computer every few hours just to get internet. Any ideas? I am completely baffled, but think that there must be some setting on my computer put in place by my company's IT department that does not mesh with this new internet.

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A:Trouble connecting work laptop to home internet


Our DSL escalation team would be happy to take a lot into this. There may be something we can do to get it fixed for you. Send our team an email with the details and we'll get started!

[email protected]

Best regards,

@Centurylinkhelp Team

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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?

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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?


A:Solved: Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network

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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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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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I work at a place where we can bring our personal laptops and connect to the internet using a wireless connection. We use WEP and security type is shared. We have a password we have to enter.

I have a Lenovo Idea Pad Y530 laptop. Have connected for years to this router. Well, I went to a website to download the free version of World OF Warcraft and during the download I lost connection and had to reboot. I think that is how it went. Now I am unable to connect to the internet at work but I can still connect to my personal wireless network at home on the same laptop.

I have reformatted and still unable to connect. I am able to connect to the router but then a red X appears between the router and the internet. Everyone else is still able to connect with their laptops and I brought my old dell in and can connect with no problems.

I had been using AVG free. I even uninstalled that and turned off my firewall.

When I click on the X I get this report:

There may be a problem with your Domain Name Server (DNS) config.
On both laptops I ran the command ipconfig/all

Dell laptop that is currently connected to work wireless shows that there is info under the Tunnel adapter Local area connection 6. On the Lenovo this are is blank showing nothing. I think if u do an ipconfig/all you will understand better what I am saying

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


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A:Laptop quit connecting to wireless router at work but home is fine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

My questions are as follows:

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

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

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

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

I'd really appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks in advance

A:Need help connecting to BT Home Hub

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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I 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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?

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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 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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