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Connection stability on a home network

Q: Connection stability on a home network


ok.. I'm experiencing a strange lags/short disconnections on my computer, when some other poeple use internet on another computer in our home network. To give an example:
- I'm playing a game online
- someone else turns another computer on (obviously, it causes some harder internet load on the startup)
-> i get disconnected from the game (and i 'know' it means that i lost connection for a little while to the server OR i had a huge connection lag)

- then the other person loads a webpage on the internet
-> again, i get disconnected or, if im lucky, my ping goes up for a moment

The connection is a dsl (should be of good quality i guess) connected to a modem, then from the modem it goes to 3 different computers. It's a classical home network i think.

I understand a connection problem when someone is uploading data on another computer or something. My point is that i get problems evidentaly caused by actions which doesn't cause the problem if i do them myself on my computer, like clicking on a link. But if someone else clicks the same link i get disconnected.

Ok, i'd appreciate any help. If i didn't make myself clear enough, please ask!

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A: Connection stability on a home network

Your DSL should be able to handle three computers on the net at the same time. The only time you should see any interference from another computer is when it is downloading a bittorrent file or similar situation and then your ping would just jump dramatically. It sounds like a router problem to me. What router are you using?

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Hello all, Thinkpad Yoga 260 is really loving HDMI (it is a hardware hdmi. Not through an adapter or onelink dock) connestions. Just kidding it absolutely hates them! The issue is presented as the external monitor going black for a second then going back to noramal in a seeming random pattern. At some point it occanisoally stops that and just displays a staick like flickering around borders between two colors (ie: Status bar, top Menu bar, Address bars). I have seen posts about similar issues on some of the older yoga models, but they all seem to be with the laptop's main display vs an issue with an external display (which mine is). Noneless I tried those solutions, but they did not work. At this point I think it might be a hardware issue, but I really hope it is not. I will link to some videos of my laptop and display having their fun to see if ya'll (Yes I am from The South, and no I do not have a southern accent, I just feel it is a very usefull contraction.) come to the same conclusion. Thanks for the help (Or lack of help [I'm looking at you guy who just posts for no ligitmate reason (:]). =^.^= Hardware: CPU: Intel i5-6200uGraphics: Intel HD520Monitor: Asus MX279h Drivers:Display driver version: =^.^=  Links (Through Google Drive): (Blinking with audio though the hdmi as well also having issues) https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4q1wF68kazzMkZkRnlxZGVRVzA (Audio heard in the begining is not though monitor)... Read more

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Hello, I play World of Warcraft and recently I have been having Connection Issues along with it. To start I am on Dejazzed DSL and use a Linksys 2.4Ghz 802.11g Router model number wrk546. There are 3 Computers on this system 2 are Wired in 1 is wireless. Now for the problem. About ever 5 - 10 minutes I get disconnect from World of Warcraft and can not reconnect to the game so I must reset my router and It will work fine for about 2-3 hours then happens again. This problem has been occurring for about 2 weeks now and I cannot figure out what is going on with the connection. I use windows XP all my drivers are updated and so on a so forth.

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Hey guys, I'm having a really annoying issue with my new Charter communications internet service. I got it installed yesterday and right from the beginning I haven't been able to load content or videos from certain websites most of the time.

I have a limited understanding of the timing out or whatever this issue is, however, so far i have changed the MTU to 1492 from 1500, got rid of proxies, tried using a proxy address, and did a hard reboot of my modem router combo. It's a net gear cd3000g. I've already spent our messing around with the settings and reading forums about similar problems.

any ideas as to what's going on here?

for what its worth, when the internet does work it is super fast. I speedtest.net'd it at 30+mbs one try and then 3mbs the next. I'm signed on for 18+-

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 In my home network I have a 2 years old Asus 17? laptop with Windows 8.1 and a 2 weeks old Lenovo Ideapad Flex5 with Windows10 Creators update and each has access to Internet / Email and on each one I can see on the File Explorer / Network directory the other laptop. I'm the only one using both. Network setup connection on both is ?Turn on network discovery? Obviously I know the passwords to open each laptop but when I use them for the network discovery it says user name or password incorrect. Today I tried on Lenovo to access the Asus thru the Network directory on the File Explorer but it asked for ?my credentials?. The same happens when I tried to access the Lenovo from the Asus. What are the required credentials besides the passwords which I know them all? I also tried on Lenovo to setup a homegroup but it asks to enter a password and writing the ones I know it says ?password is incorrect? How can I fix this problem?

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i had home network ,2 computers operating with cable modem and router,modem broke then got it repaired ,now i cannot get my home network to work now what do i need to do .many thanks Bernadette

A:home network connection

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Good afternoon ladies and gentlmen.

I have recently been having some very bizarre and extremely frustrating issues with my connection for the past month.

I am suffering from 'latency', terrible connectivity and fluctuating speeds for the past month with my internet, where I am beginning to loose my temper.

I hard reset the router (unplug it for 15 mins then replug), it has been 5 times today to get it to hold out for awhile long enough to get some games in and browse youtube and facebook. However it never lasts long, I get behaviour like this.. when I loaded Tech Support Guy site.

The yellow triangle infront of my pc icon near my clock will appear occasioanly interrupting everything where I have to wait for it to re-connect, I tried disabling the wireless access to disconnect all devices to see if it was just the router over whelmed, it behaved the same so I reactivated it.

I have tried it plugged in and out of the BT test socket and have even confronted my ISP, they don't seem to know jack all and promise calls I have not received. So im here on my knee's it seems just hoping there is something I myself can do other than maybe throw some pressure on my ISP to up their game? I need to know really is it me or them.

I have a billion router, which is plugged into the main socket modem, I have a BT Power Line kit linked up, which up till this month has been doing fantastic! There are occassions where I c... Read more

A:Strange net connection and latency. Terrible stability.

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I have three computers on my network, two PCs and one Mac. One of the PCs is running Vista Home Premium and the other is running XP Pro. My MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5.5 is unable to connect to the Vista computer when McAfee's firewall is turned on. It is however able to connect when McAfee's firewall is disabled. It is weird though because the Mac is able to connect to the XP machine when its MacAfee firewall is turned on with the same settings as the one on the Vista machine. The XP machine is able to connect to the Vista machine when it's firewall is on even though the Mac can't.
The vista machine is able to connect to my Mac.
MacAfee automatically gave trusted access to all of the computers within my routers subnet and I enabled access to the Windows File Sharing NetBios ports in MacAfee for all trusted computers.
I have enabled File Sharing on my Mac and also enabled SMB file sharing.
My router is a Linksys WRT54G2.
The MacBook Pro is connected via wireless and both PCs are wired into the router.
The Router is assigning IP addresses via DHCP to the computers on the network

A:Home Network Connection Problems

I just fixed my own problem. I kept misreading the trusted IP addresses in McAfee because it had allowed the wrong addresses when I had assumed it had allowed the correct ones.
My router's subnet is to and McAfee was trusting to from trusting a network so I assumed it had figured out the router's subnet and misread the addresses

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Hi, I'm new to Windows 7 and just installed in on my PC this morning. When I first installed it I kept getting an "unidentified Public Network" as my only network. I am connected through a hardline that goes to a router that is connected to DSL. If I restart the computer SOMETIMES the Unidentified Public Network goes away and a Home Network shows up and the internet connects, but this only lasts from a couple minutes up to a couple hours then it shuts off again. The only things I have been able to do to get it to come back on is go into my Local Area Connection Properties, go down to the IPv4 properties and switch it to "Use the following IP" then I put in my numbers I got from the command prompt ipconfig /all. After I do this I click ok and go to Diagnose under the local area connection and it pops up that I do not have DHCP enabled and then it fixes itself and it works for another couple mins/hours. The other thing thats odd is when its working the connecting network is just called "Network" and on the windows 7 laptop I have it connects as Frontier which is my service provider.
Im just looking for an answer to fix this. Any suggestion are greatly appreciated.

Network adapter is an onboard Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8056 based ethernet controller

A:Home Network Connection Problem.

For these types of problems you can usually solve them all by simply updating the firmware on your router.

If you can type ipconfig /all into your command prompt and post the results here we can see if DHCP from the router is working correctly.

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The upgrade from 8.1 went smoothly, the only problem so far is that
I lost my Home Network connection and don't see how to re-connect.

My Home Network consists of 3 computers, an ancient XP, a newer WIN7,
an HP Printer and this one running WIN10.

Where do I find the screen(s) that will let me connect this computer to
mt Home Network ?



A:Lost Home Network Connection

Problem solved, but not by me !! Darn, these things are smart !!

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Hi Guys

I have a laptop running Vista connected to a wireless router. I have a PC running XP connected to the same router via ethernet cable. I have mapped a network drive on each computer for the other computer so I can access shared files and printers.

I would like to know if it's possible to password protect this network to limit access to the shared folders from other users of the network? A one time only password would be ideal.

I would appreciate some advise on the possibility of password protecting the Vista laptop and or the XP Pc (Home version) when accessing the shared drive.

Many Thanks


A:Home Network Connection Password

On the Vista you can simply turn on Password Protected Sharing in the Network and Sharing Center.

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I just hooked up a cable modem and netgear wireless modem which also has wired capabilities. when I connect my lap top wired I get a 100Mbps connection when I connect wireless the best connection I can get is 11Mbps. both acctually seem slower than I'd expect. I'd like the wireless connection to be faster, our 10 year old desk top connects at 54-43 Mbps and my other desk top in the basement connects in the 40's Mbps both the lap top and the 10 year old desk top are withing 5 feet of the router. are there settings I can adjust withing my lap top?

A:home network connection issues

11Mbps implies 802.11b. You could invest in a new wireless adapter--802.11g or pre-n.

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My computer identifies the connection, but the settings are incorrect to allow me to use the internet. I originally had my computer at home (2000 os) and brought it to work temporarily. The IT guy had to change my IP address or something so that my computer could get the internet on the network at work.
Now, I've moved far away, and I have no idea how to change the ip address or setting so that my computer can receive broadband at home. Please if someone could help I would appreciate greatly. Thanks!

A:Home vs Offiice (network) connection

Most likely when the office guy modified your connection properties he set it up to use a specific set of parameters for their TCP/IP configuration.

Now that you are not on their network, you should have it set to "Automatically get an IP Address"'

Go thru the Control Panel/Network Connections. Right click on the connection you are using, and select "Properties". Under the General Tab select TCP/IP, and click Properties. You will probably see a bunch of addresses there. Select "Obtain an IP addr automatically", and the old numbers will go away.

Click OK to get out of the Windows. You should be able to access your personal provider now.

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Greetings. This is my first forum post so please bear with me as I learn the ropes around here.

What I need help with is setting up a secure connection to a home network which is used for an in-house business. Here's some info I hope will aid you in helping me:
Current Status:
1. PC w/ XP Home. This is the business computer that needs to be connected to.

2. PC w/ XP Home. This is just a "play machine" .... nothing of importance here.

3. Laptop, unstaged. Once staged (I think with XP Home) this will be used to connect to business computer from another site (employee's home).

4. Cable internet modem and connection in business home. The modem is connected to the play machine.

Desired Result:
The business computer and play computer will be connected to the cable modem via a router. The modem and router are in the vicinity of the play computer and the business computer is in another room on the same floor. No option here to switch the two around. A secure connection between the laptop and the business computer over internet (i.e. employee's home to business home) is required. The employee will need to access files on the business computer esp. related to business work. If possible, the employee would like to run the accounting application on the business computer from her home or, at the very least, access the data file on the business computer so as to always keep it current whether accessing from laptop or while on the business computer where the d... Read more

A:Secure connection to home network

Your post is great and the fact that you're informed is even better. The problem with the VPN routers is that you need to have an endpoint on both ends. That means that the tunnel is created between two routers not between the router and your computer. I think your idea of getting a regular router and using OpenVPN is a good one. If for some reason you don't want to use OpenVPN then you can upgrade one of your computers to Windows XP Pro which will allow you to run a VPN server but only one person can connect to the VPN at a time. There are some other options but rather than confuse the issue I'll just reiterate that your best option is to get a regular router and use OpenVPN. However, remote desktop is not available on Windows XP Home so you'd either have to upgrade one of your computers to XP Pro or install something like VNC on the computer that has the application/s that the remote user want's to use. So the process would be
1. Remote user connects to VPN
2. Remote user connects to computer's desktop using VNC or Remote Desktop
3. Remote user is happy


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My home network is working fine with new computer, I can see all other computers and I can print from new computer...but I cannot connect to internet, no matter what I do. ????

A:Home Network internet connection

How do you connect to the internet? Via a router, modem, cable or what?

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Hello Everyone,

I'm using Toshiba Satellite laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (32-bit) at home and at work, I'm mean the same Toshiba laptop I'm using it at home and at work. At my work I can access the network, but when I take the laptop back to my home, the network connection is not working. Because at work, my laptop is configured with my work network connection with Gateway and server DNS IPs.

And when I go home, I have to remove the IP address from the Network Connection: (Obtain IP adress Automatically) from the Wireless Network Connection Properties, after this steps, I can connect to my home network. And when I'm at work I have to give my laptop to the IT person, so he will put the IPs again so that I can connect to my work connection. This is very difficult for me I have to add the IP address in the work and I have to remove them when I'm at home if I want to access the network connection.

Is there a solution so that my laptop can connect to my home and work without changing the IP?

A:Network connection at home and at work

Yes I'm pretty sure the way to do it is to have the IT configure the work IP and DNS
as an additional static address in the advanced option of the network adapter.

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I have been at this for 3 days I spent a whole day on the phone with RR and Linksys - We have 3 desktops and one laptop and all BUT ONE are working fine - I am at the point I took everything off the PC in question and I just want to start it fresh. Dell once gave me instructions to "as it start to boot up hold down the control key and tap the F11 key - this is not working - Restoring the system is not working! Can someone please help me? I just put new memory and RAM and a wireless card in this machine and upgraded to a wireless keyboard & mouse. I am beyond frustrated! Thank you for any input.


System model?

Do you have recovery/restore disks from Dell?


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I'm visiting my daughter who has a home network with multiple computers all using wireless connection. While here, I connect to it and enjoy the high speed connection (I'm on dial-up at my home ).

Here is my question... When I enable the wireless connection on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop, the connection works just fine, but the status stays at "Acquiring network address" (see screen shot 1). Just fooling around, I found if I enable the LAN connection, the wireless connection immediately switches to "Connected" (see screen shot 2). I can then disable the LAN connection and the wireless connection stays connected. The Gateway (Router) status is "Connected" in either case.

If anyone has any advice or insight regarding how to get the wireless to complete the acquisition process without activating the LAN connection, I'd like to know it.

BTW... Wireless connection is via Dell WLAN card. Router is a Belkin 802.11. Signal strength is 4 bars (high).


A:Home Network Connection Issue

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Recently I bought a new computer for my wife from Best Buy. We had the Geek Squad do the installation to set up a local network so we could share a printer (got a new one bundled with the new computer). The tech set up everything so we could share our internet connection (cable broadband) and could share the printer and documents as chosen for the sharing folders. However, we didn't like the new printer, took it back and bought a different model for my computer and attached our old printer to my wife's computer. At first all was well--either of us could print to either printer via our network and we could see whatever files either of us had made available. BUT--owing to some unrelated problems I at one point did a System Restore on my computer. After that, although we were both still able to use the one cable modem and get on the internet through our router, we could no longer "see" one another's computers or printers. I asked if the guy from the Geek Squad could come and fix it but he said that since we had switched printers he couldn't call it a re-do but would have to charge the full $159 for a new housecall. I'm sure it's just a matter of adjusting one or a few settings, but I'm not sure what they are. Can anyone advise me on this? I can provide more detailed info if requested. Thanks in advance!

A:Home network lost connection

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IM TRYING TO CONNECT MY PC (JOEJOEJOE) TO MY HOME PC (EOJEOJEOJ) BY WI-FI. PLEASE HELP. (check my profile for my pcs specs.) my home pc is connected by sky broadband with a netgear wireless router. i have installed the adapter and software for the wireless gear. i have searched for available networks bt cnt access my home network. also the asus software keeps on being disabled by itself. i can enable it but it keeps disabling by itself. also i cannot select any of the menus on the softwares start up screen. what do i do next plz help!!!

A:Cannot Network My Pc To Home Pc For Wifi Connection!!!

Rule of thumb..

1. disable the wireless in windows
2. enable the wired in windows
3. if you get conneced on the wired in windows great if not?
4. if you great you're connected then enable the wireless got to 6.
5. if not so great you need to trouble shoot your router to see why it can't see the your PC, make sure DHCP is enabled
6. wait the wireless to connect again if it doesn't connect make sure got to step 5.

Also do this...
click on start
click on run
type: cmd
type: ipconfig /all make sure you don't see the 169.xxx address if you see that then better off rebooting the PC and reseting the router..

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If guys, recently i faced this ultra weird problem. When i am in sch, i can use my sch wireless.However, when i reached home whenever i try to connect to my wireless network but its say unidentified network. My sis have no issue with the internet.

The problem is solved whenever i restart my modem. Anyone here can kindly tell me how to solve this problem? I am running on windows 7 professional with my sch domain connected to my com.

A:Cannot connection to my home wireless network.

Did you tried using Troubleshooting wizard?
Often, the problems will get solved by using the troubleshooting wizard itself. So, give it a try.
Check whether the modem is secured by MAC filtering feature or by such kind of security facilities.
Comment here if the problem still persist.
Take Care

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Hi all, I am trying to set up a home network. I have a lenovo r61 laptop connected wirelessly, running vista business; and a desktop running xp sp3 connected to the router by wire. internet works fine on both, and I can ping back and forth by IP address but not by computer name.

The vista machine is configured to be in a private network, all folders i want to share are set to share, firewall is off, and ntfs permissions are on shared drive set to read, exec for everyone.

The xp machine i ran through the wizard for setting up a home network. I turned off the firewall as well just to see if that was the issue. All drives are set to share

The one thing i noticed was when i went to set the C drive to share on the vista machine the share button is greyed out, but i set to share in advanced options....Any help greatly appreciated...giving myself a headache here

A:Trouble connection home network

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Hi, first post here, so apologies if this is a repeat of many other threads.

I, like many, decided to throw in the towel, and purchase win 7 for both my laptop and desktop pc. Laptop is new, desktop is a few years old.

Installation was easy on both, no problems, but I am suffering with some really horrendous instability issues, resulting in both laptop and desktop freezing, which both require a hard reset.
I only have minimal software installed on both, but noticed the problems started when I setup homegroup, and also shared one drive on my Desktop to the network

I can almost guarantee that any activity I perform over the network will result in instability, and its driving me crazy. I am almost at the point where I will uninstall W7 and resort back to XP.

Also, for some reason, when I tried to use 'logmein' on my desktop, after approx 5 seconds of a remote control session, W7 disables my network card! This requires a diagnostic everytime to get it working again.

Is this a known problem, with a fix resolution soon?

A:Windows 7 Stability - Network related?

Quote: Originally Posted by fredu

Hi, first post here, so apologies if this is a repeat of many other threads.

I, like many, decided to throw in the towel, and purchase win 7 for both my laptop and desktop pc. Laptop is new, desktop is a few years old.

Installation was easy on both, no problems, but I am suffering with some really horrendous instability issues, resulting in both laptop and desktop freezing, which both require a hard reset.
I only have minimal software installed on both, but noticed the problems started when I setup homegroup, and also shared one drive on my Desktop to the network

I can almost guarantee that any activity I perform over the network will result in instability, and its driving me crazy. I am almost at the point where I will uninstall W7 and resort back to XP.

Also, for some reason, when I tried to use 'logmein' on my desktop, after approx 5 seconds of a remote control session, W7 disables my network card! This requires a diagnostic everytime to get it working again.

Is this a known problem, with a fix resolution soon?

Hi and welcome

Yep known issue wint win 7. the fix is to use workgroup instead of homegroup. Doing so will allow you to turn off IPv6, which causes the random freezes and drops.

To change go into network and sharing where you set up networking in the first place. change the network type from homegroup to workgroup

Hope this helps and let us know if this doesnt help

Ken J

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I'm working to setup am old DELL DIM 2400 with XP home to replace another machine of mine that recently lost its motherboard.  This Dell machine belonged to a family member of  friend of mine who is not all that into machines.  The machine had a number of bad actors in it when I got it and I have methodically gone and eliminated the junk and the bad actors.  
When I got it cleaned up, I went ahead and loaded the programs that I use.  But then I started to discover missing some key items.  without them I can not setup things like the static IP address change the DNS etc.  Some I have been able to get back like the sound volume control.  But for others I have no clue as to how to go about it handling.
The original disks are not available.  And maybe I wasted my time trying to salvage the machine's XP Home OS and its Office 2003 system.   Below is a list of the services that I know are not present.
The machine is a P4, 2.8Ghz with 1.25 gig of ram.  It's XP HOME SP3 with my Eset Nod32 AV and Outpost Firewall nw installed.  HJT, CCleaner, Spybot installed.  Its main drive is a WD80 ATA and I would be putting additional ATA drives in it as well as a faster network card.  Btw it will end up just being used as an email, browser and word processing machine, etc.  Nothing real fancy.  
So what is the right approach to handle this situation?  Can I salvage the existing machine with its OS?  or... Read more

A:XP Home missing network connection, DNS & other services

FWIW:  http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081025034131AAJEV8i .

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Hi, first post here.

I have just added a desktop PC with TP-Link wireless adapter to my home wireless network.

Problem is that it says it cant configure the connection. So I click on the "Get Windows to configure this connection" and then it works....

But when I start up the computer again the next day, it does the same thing.

Any ideas on how to get the computer to automatically connect to the network?

A:Solved: help needed please with home network connection

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i have a belkin wireless G router just want to network with file sharing, and my xbox 360.
the setup assistant assumes i want to use the internet (i dont want the internet on this computer) i was able to this about a year ago, but that was before i had the xbox, and widows vista.
i cant get my computer to even recognize the router, and the setup wizard assumes i want to setup an internet connection.

A:home network with router WITHOUT having an internet connection

Forget the setup wizard.

Do a factory reset on the router and connect the two devices.

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I'll try to make this as clear as possible. I have two computers, (upstairs and downstairs) both were connected to the internet through a D-link four port router with no problems, then all of a sudden the downstairs comp. started to lose it's connection off and on. I had replaced the computer with a newly built one (not because of this problem, just an old computer) Now I'm thinking that this new downstairs computer should have no problems and should connect fine, it did for a couple of days. Then, it started to have the same problems as the old computer did. It would lose it's connection with the network.

My upstairs comp. works fine no problems at all. I tried replacing the wires, switching the ports, put in a new NIC, and still have the same problem. The only time it connects is when Internet cable is connected directly into the computer and not through the router. My thinking is it's the router but it connects the upstairs comp. fine and the ports all work. If someone out there could help me out with this because I've done all that I can think of except replacing the router (which I want to be my last option) it would be of much help. If you need me to clear anything up because it looks confusing I'll try my best again Thanks so much for any help.


A:Help with home network connections (keep losing connection)

I am having a similar problem except that I have about six computers and the connection on some computers are inconsistent.

I am wondering if it has something to do with the direction of the current.

I formerly had two linksys boxes with AC current and I was having the disconnect problem frequently with one particular computer.

I switched to another box for which the current is DC12 volts and I now have a disconnect problem with a different computer.

I am wondering why there are two ports for the link from one box to another and since I know nothing about the way electrical currents work. I am wondering if it would make sense to connect a second cabel to the second link? I don't know if I am confusing things by using one box with AC current and another with DC current so I am in wild guessing territory here.

When I lose a connection taking a cable connection out and putting it back again will re-establish the connection - or sometimes disconnecting the power source to the main hub is required.

If it helps with your internet connection problem, I am using a freeware proxy called analogX, which is very simple to configure and works really well.

Also, in connecting the computers, one sometimes has to connect one computer at a time and then restart, but that doesn't help with the problem of losing connections.

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I have been receiving problems with my 7.1 Home Network Gateway. I decided to upgrade my internet and this was the only option i could aquire (Upgrading from ISDN) With this Network Gateway it lags so much as i can barely connect to websites. I cannot connect to MSN for 2 minutes without bein disconnected nor WoW where i get ping's minimum too 2000.
I got better performance as ISDN . Anyway im posting too know if anyone has any light on the matter and knows a way where i can get it working to its full potential (Modify settings etc.) I know next to nothing about computers so any extra information that you need please provide a explanation on how to aquire it.
Thank you.

A:Slow Connection with 7.1 Home Network Gateway

I have no idea what a 7.1 Home Network Gateway is, so it's hard to make recommendations.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

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Hi. I have an Acer 7750G, running Windows 7, connected to our home network using a Dynex router. At the moment this is the only laptop in the house that is having problems with connectivity.

Starting yesterday, it only connects intermittently.

When I run diagnostics, it says the following problems have been fixed but it either solves the problem for a few minutes only or not at all: "Problem with wireless adapter or access point" or "Default gateway is not available".

IPV6 connectivity also shows 'no internet access' and sometimes IPV4 reports no internet.

I've unplugged and rebooted the modem and router a few times but that hasn't solved the problem. Any ideas what to do? Thanks.

Edit: I ran troubleshoot again, and it says the following issue is not fixed: "Wireless Network Connection 2 does not have a valid IP configuration".

A:Laptop keeps losing connection to home network

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Hi guys,

If you have time to help me solve this problem I would really appreciate it. First off, I have a Samsung NP350V4C notebook with an Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter (currently up-to-date), the system I'm running on is a Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and my router is a TP-Link WR-740n. As of now, I can connect to our router and internet nicely, but this is only possible because I just restarted our router. And probably (100% sure of it), if I restart, reboot, sleep my notebook, or simply press the disconnect button on my wireless connection list, I would have difficulty connecting again. By difficulty I mean, my notebook would continuously try to identify the network, and in between identifications says "no internet access" with a yellow triangle with an exclamation point on it. So, again I have to restart the router just so I could connect my notebook to get wireless connection. Troubleshooting the network (by clicking on the red "X" mark on the network map between the home network and internet) doesn't help either. I also tried the ipconfig /release and /renew... does not help either, it just says media disconnected and such. One thing that amazes me that my notebook can connect to my cousin's home wireless network flawlessly (they are just right next to our house). Anyone have any idea what I'm experiencing right now? I just can't bare the continuous cycle of resetting the router just so I could use the internet on my notebook.

A:Home wireless network connection problem

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If you netbook has a switch or button to turn the wireless On/Off make sure that it's enabled all the time.

Other than that, if that's not the case please download, install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector so that we can see if there's any signal issue or interference.
To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.

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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

Please copy & paste the following into notepad.
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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is it possible to set up such a network?

I do not have a modem. Is there such a thing as a router that can pick up the Wi-Fi signal and act as a booster?

And if limited to a certain number of devices would I be able to count the router as the one device that allows me to use more than the limit. Smart printers, tvs, etc add up the number of devices fast.

A:Set up wireless home network with Wi-Fi internet connection

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I'm having a network dilemma.

I cannot get my two computers to network AND share the Internet at the same time. I have two Windows XP Pro PCs that network together fine until I add my Internet connection into the mix. As soon as the Internet is added the two computers no longer see each other on the network and only one of the computers has Internet access. The computer with Internet access can vary depending on which one is re-booted first.

Prior to moving to a new community (and switching to a new Internet Provider), I did not have this problem.

I have tried replacing the router, substituting the router with a hub and swapping the network cards. All attempts to fix the problem had no effect.

All I want is to have both computers on the network AND both access the Internet at the same time. I suspect the problem is with Comcast (my Internet Provider.) I remember reading they do something to prevent me from sharing my Internet connection. It's a protection to keep people from dropping a line to a neighbor's house and sub-charging for the access.

Does anyone know of a way around this? Is there an interface setting in my router that will fool the Internet servers into thinking I have only one computer connected? I tried copying the cable modemís MAC number into the router and that did not fix the problem.

Here is the basic equipment rundown:

D-Link Cable Modem
D-Link DFE 530TX+ network card (2)
D-Link DI-602 Router
Comcast Cable Internet
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A:Home Network Not Sharing Internet Connection

In my router there is a setting for automatically setting IP addreses to each computer on the network. Check to make sure you do not have it set to manual.
This is what it is called in my Belkin router......
The DHCP server function makes setting up a network very easy by assigning IP addresses to each computer on the network

This is found under LAN settings.

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I'm having an intermittent issue with my home network. I have a Motorola modem/router connected to AT&T Uverse and several devices connected to a small switch which is then connected via Homeplug adapters back to the modem. This was all working fine for months until just a few weeks ago when my devices would just randomly lose connection to the internet and the network. At first I thought it was a problem with the modem, so I called AT&T and they sent me a new one. Same problem. I then replaced the switch with a brand new model and that didn't work either. I've had AT&T here to replace wiring because I was also experiencing intermittent speed issues, but that really didn't have anything to do with the ethernet connections through the homeplugs. I've switched the homeplug adapters around and those don't seem to be the trouble either. The Network and Sharing Center on one of the PCs connected shows connected to my network but no internet access, even though I can't actually browse to anything on my home network. This is driving me crazy. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing this?

A:Home Network Loses Connection to Modem

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 177182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .9FMC1K1.CN701669BQ0FVC.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

If i connect to my router using ethernet cable i can see my network name and hex 08FX04082056 and connect to it automaticly.
If i remove cable i see Networks available but my network name is not there just hex 08FX04082056 for it.
When I click on the hex 08FX040802056 and then click word connect it says connecting to hex 08FX040802056 then asks for security key.
I have no security key.
I run Win 7 and my wife runs XP and she has no problem connecting wireless.
Security on my network is no authentificatioon (open).
Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Home Network Connection Problem

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I bought recently a HP Pavilion computer with XP home. When I try to connect from my other pc with XP Pro, it crashes everytime.

The weirdest thing is that it worked for a while, just after installing. I tried reinstalling several times, but no sollution. I can make connection from my XP home to XP pro. But the other way it crashes every time.

So I thought, maybe upgrade also my HP to XP pro. That resulted in a blue screen at start up with error in the HpcFilt.sys file.
I tried installing an other network card, but no sollution. I tried de-installing the network connections, on both computers but no sollution. I tried updating windows XP home. Nothing...

Several emails to HP didn't help me out. The told me to update the intel chipset. But that didn't help either.

Can anybody help me out? I'm out of idea's :o
Or where could I find extended help for this?

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Hi. I already have a Desktop (Running XP) connected to the internet with an Ethernet. I also have a laptop that is connected to that same internet connection through a wireless router (also running XP). I want to file share and have the printer that is connnected to the laptop be able to serve the laptop remotely, but all of the articles I have read on the internet seem to deal with setting up hardware and making the connection to the internet -- and I think I have done both of those things already (though, maybe there is a problem there too). I have followed the networking application in the control panel and named my network and the computers in it,on both the desktop and the laptop, but that doesn't seem to have helped.

A:Establishing Home network connection b/w laptop & D.Top

This should help

TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 177182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .9FMC1K1.CN701669BQ0FVC.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

If i connect to my router using etrhernet cable i can see my network name and hex Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 177182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .9FMC1K1.CN701669BQ0FVC.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

If i connect to my router using ethernet cable i can see my network name and Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 2... Read more

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I have set up a home network, but my laptop will not recognize the network. I can print from my laptop through the wireless network but the laptop cannot see the desktop computer where I want to store my backup files. The laptop is running Vista and the Desktop XP Professional. I have run the XP network wizzard. My laptop says windows cannot access "\\OFFICE", which is the name of the desktop, and access is denied. Both computers are using the same workgroup name.

Any help would be tremendously appreciated.


A:Solved: Home Network Connection Problem

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I'm at wits end, and if I had hair, I'd be pulling it out.

I'm running a home network with a new Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. I have an external drive connected, and running WPA2-PSK (AES) security. My ISP is Shaw (Canada).

I'm running several devices off this network successfully.

-Win 7 hard wired
-Win XP Professional
-Win XP home
-three cell phones (two BB, android)
-Samsung Galaxy 10.1
-several ipods
-Win 7 wireless*

*this is the problem child. When the network is booted, connections are established with no problem. When other items enter the network (particularly the ipods), the Win 7 wireless loses connectivity. I get the little circle around the network icon, and 'limited connectivity', cycling through with "No Network Access". When crashed, ping gets no responses. No other devices have any issues connecting or staying connected.

I try turning off and on wireless on the computer, disconnecting and connecting to the network again, nothing works. The ONLY solution is to reboot the router and modem. This will gain me connectivity for a while, but often, as soon as another device enters the network, it crashes again. It's exceptionally frustrating.

I've tried to designate specific IP addresses via MAC addresses in the router settings. I've tried to disable the IPv6, nothing helps.

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A:Connection Drops when other devices connect to home network

Anyone... anything???

Just to add a little more info.. I thought it was just when the ipods entered the network, but last night, a BB entered the network (pretty much everything else running smoothly) and it crashed the Win7 wireless again. Very frustrating.

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I have a problem with my home network. I just bought a new laptop (dell 700m) with intergrated wireless technology. I also have a desktop and it is "wired" to a speedstream modem and the modem is connected to a D-link (wireless router). I can get both to connect to the internet and share files but I cant get connected under a secured connection. My virus software always detects some unknow cpu on my connection. How can I secur this connection?
Thank You

A:Solved: Problem with home network/ wireless connection

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Often my router drops connection to all my devices. Multiple times a day. It's only for a minute or so, but it's annoying. I'm using a Linksys Wireless-N router (WRT160N) with WEP encryption. I'm running two Windows 7 laptops, LG BluRay player, Apple TV, Xbox 360 (Wired) iPhone 4, and a iPad 2. It doesn't matter if I'm browsing the web, watching Netflix, or playing a game, the connection gets lost. As we speak it happened again. I have no clue on what to do. I've reconfigured it multiple times. Firmware has been updated months ago. I bought this about nine months ago. This has been a problem since day one, only now I'm seriously getting fed up with it since I started working from home.

A:Home network router constanly drops connection.

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I'm stumped. I want to set up my home network (5 PC's on an ethernet hub; 4 PC's running Win98 and 1 running W2K) to use one machine to share a dialup internet connection as a gateway router for the other 4 and also provide parental controls (preferably at the connection-sharing machine). I can do the connection sharing with SolidShare (which works perfectly and transparently). I can do the parental controls with Norton Internet Security, though it works at the client and not at the connection-sharing server. The trouble is that I can't do both. NID hoses SolidShare, which the SolidShare support folks acknowledge and don't plan to change.<p>
What I'd like to find out is whether anybody knows of a compatible pair of packages: 1 for connection sharing and 1 for parental controls. Essentially what I want to do is turn the sharing machine into a firewall with connection-sharing and parental control capabilities. If I had to do parental controls at the clients, I could, though it would be better at the server. NIS's parental controls are very flexible and easy to set up, but I need something that works with connection sharing.<p>
Please don't suggest Windows 98 Internet Connection Sharing, since ICS is ugly on Win98 - hard to set up and not transparent for the clients. If you tell me ICS is a lot better on W2K, I guess might be able to use it.<p>
Any suggestions you could make would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Following the advice in this and other sites, I have been able to remove, I think, the XP Home Security 2012 malware.
Used system restore to restore to a point prior to infection.
Installed and ran MBAM - removed some infections
Updated MBAM rules - removed some infections
Applied fixNCR.reg
Ran rkill.exe - stopped two processes (one was known U3 process from USB I am using to move files from good machine to infected machine)
Ran tdsskiller - removed one infection
Copied MBAM rules.ref and database.conf from good machine after new install and update on good machine
Ran MBAM again - removed one infection
Fixed hosts file
Removed and re-installed Tcp/ip

Still no network connectivity

A:No network connection after removing XP Home Security 2012

Downloadhttp://download.bleepingcomputer.com/farbar/FSS.exeand run it on the infected PC.* Click on "Scan".* It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.* Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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So here's the story last night I was trying to transfer a 1.5gb file from my mom's desktop computer to my laptop. The file, not being able to fit in the only available flash drive in the house can't be transferred with the use of yahoo messenger or yahoo mail. So I thought why not create a network workgroup for the three computers here in the house (namely: My mom's desktop computer, my laptop, and my sister's laptop).

With out knowing what to do (and with the habit of exploring windows applications, programs and stuff all by myself) I tried looking for a way to establish a workgroup for us. I used the network setup wizard for my mom's computer first, I named the computer FAMILY and set the workgroup name to the default MSHOME. I then enabled my mom's shared folder to share it's files within the network.

I then ran the wizard on my laptop and due to my idiocy I
named my computer FAMILY and set the workgroup name to MSHOME then I restarted my laptop and my mom's computer.

After restarting I went to my mom's computer and got an error message from windows saying that the computer shared the computer name from one of the computers in the network (stupid me), So I changed the name of my computer to my name and my mom's computer name to Mom and both set their workgroup to MSHOME.

Thinking that all is set now I then set the deskjet printer from my mom's room to share with everyone within the network.

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A:Solved: I am unsure with what I've done with my family's home network connection

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