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Options for setting up a wireless printer

Q: Options for setting up a wireless printer

I recently picked up a old HP psc 2510 photosmart all-in-one printer at a yard sale for 10 bucks in great condition. Problem is, it was missing all documentation and driver CD. Fortunately, HP included "in-OS" drivers for Win 7, so I was able to set it up over USB very easily. But now I'm trying to get it up and running with wireless printing, which it supports on XP, but isn't perfectly ported to 7.

Following the advice from the 4th comment on Re: HP PSC 2510 Photostmart drivers for WIndows 7 - Page 4 - HP Support Forum, I was able to connect to it via my wifi network when I plug an Ethernet cable into the printer.

Now, this works, but being a huge nerd, I think it'd be even better if I could set the printer up to be completely wireless. I'm not much of an expert on the finer workings of wireless connections, but I think it's possible to do this with an ad hoc netwrok. But I can't find any instructions for doing this on 7. Closest thing I found was this page with instructionsfor XP, which I was unable to follow on 7.

Since the printer has an on-screen option to enable or disable the "wireless radio" which can only be turned on when the ethernet cable is unplugged, I assume this functionality is to broadcast the "hpsetup" ad hoc network from the printer without it being connected to a router (since I don't think it can connect to an actual wifi network wirelessly; but if it can, it'd be great to know how to do that too!). But even when I do see the hpsetup network in my wifi list, I can never connect to it from my laptop.

I have a feeling I'm probably missing some important concept of how ad hoc networks work, and that that pack of knowledge is the cause of all my problems If anyone could help me out here I'd really appreciate it. If worse comes to worse, I'll just be happy printing over wifi with the printer connected via ethernet to my router. But I'm sure theres a way to set it up totally wirelessly. thanks!

P.S. I'm the same Slammer from over at vista64 forums, and I'll update all my profile stuff sometime tomorrow so hi to anyone I know from over there!

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Preferred Solution: Options for setting up a wireless printer

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.)

A: Options for setting up a wireless printer

Instructions for creating an ad hoc network in Windows 7 can be found here:
Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network | kombitz.com

I also wonder if maybe it has anything to do with encryption?
It seems that with the linkout you have provided with instructions
for setting this up in XP describes setting up WEP encryption connection
through the HP setup page. Wondering if the device you are making the
ethernet connection to is handing the printer an IP by checking that option in
the setup through Win7 (Automatically obtain IP address therefore it should) but check if the router is also using
WEP encyption which whilst reading the documentation seemed to be required for the printer.

Is that making sense! I'd start with that first

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Need help setting up my new wireless printer. The model is a Canon image CLASS MF217w. I am almost at the point of calling Geek Squad over to set up but I don't want to give up that easily. Please advise step by step.
 

A:Setting up wireless printer

I would set up the printer manually onto your wireless network

what have you tried so far
Is this a new printer

make and model of the router you have

while i lookup the user manual

http://www.canon.co.uk/support/cons...17w.aspx?type=manuals&manualid=tcm:14-1192093

http://gdlp01.c-wss.com/gds/7/0300016297/01/MF229dw_WLSG_EU_multi.pdf
Page 7 - setup manually
have you followed this procedure ?
does the printer find your wireless signal ?
what happens once you add the SSID wireless signal and enter the wireless password ?
 

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My brother wants to set up a way for his wife, who is partially sighted, to be able to print from her laptop via a wireless connection. At the moment she has to unplug the printer cable from the desktop PC and plug it into her laptop which she finds difficult due to her sight problems. Both he and I have no idea what any of this involves so if anyone can shed some light on this problem I would be most grateful. The OS they use is Windows 2000 Pro.

Cheers.

Si

 

A:Setting Up a Wireless Printer

Never heard of such a thing!

What kind of connection does the printer use? Parallel or USB?
 

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Had an XP desktop and XP laptop with a wireless network. File sharing and printing no problem. Bought a new desktop (HP a6500F) with Vista Home Premium 64 bit. Now I have problems. Both printers (HP Laserjet 1320 and HP Inkjet 6122) are pre-Vista, had to download drivers for them to work (no driver so had to use HP 990 driver for 6122). Set up wireless network. File sharing is working fine. I set the 6122 printer up (via "Add a printer" "Add network printer") on the lap top and it prints fine. Having trouble setting the 1320 printer up (funny since this is the one that had the Vista driver to download). When I am setting it up I can an error that the computer can't find the correct driver. I downloaded the XP driver and Vista 64bit driver from HP onto my laptop. Neither worked. Any suggestions?

Instead of plugging the printer into my Vista 64 desktop, can I just plug it into my router (simple router, Netgear 802.11g, with 4 LAN) and print to it from my desktop and laptop, that way the laptop doesn't have to go through Vista 64bit? FYI: I have cable so my cable comes into the router, then to my cable modem (all in one internet, phone modem) then to the desktop.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Hi all i'm having problems setting up my lemark Z2490 printer however i need my WEP key in order to go wireless. I've read several posts on here regarding this topic but doesn't seem to apply to me. I use Orange mobile broadband on my laptop and i can't find anything regarding my WEP. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be appreciated. p.s i'm on vista if that makes any difference? Thanks Mike
 

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I'm having problem trying to set up a wireless printer to a Orange livebox router, the router cannot see the printer I have tried all sorts of code and passwords is still connecting, the printer is a Lexmark and I'm using Windows Vista.
 

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setting up a wireless printer (HP color Laserjet CM1312MFP) on my wireless network, PC running XP, and laptop running Vista, the laptop works the printer wirelessly fine, however cannot get the PC to work, have downloaded the recommended drivers from HP The printer asks for a password when I go to system setup, which I do not have, and didn't need for laptop setup
Out of ideas, any suggestions on what might be my problem
Thanks for any help
 

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hello my sister gave me her Dell computer and hp deskjet 2543 and I am trying to get it all set up and not sure if I am doing it right. Help
 

A:help setting up computer and wireless printer.

Hi, and welcome to TSG.

How can we tell if you are doing it right if you don't tell us how your are trying to connect to the printer (USB or WiFi) and what you have done so far?

Here is a link to PDF file of the printer user manual. It has instructions on how to set up your computer to use the printer.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03847745
 

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I have an HP Officejet 6200 usb printer. It is cable connected to my main pc and works fine. My question is: I have 2 other pc's using wireless internet connection though a G router. Is there a way to make the other 2 computers print with this printer and still leave it working on my pc as well. The router has only ethernet cable connections and no usb ports. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Setting up my printer for wireless

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I may be naive here, but I've just bought a Panasonic KX-MB2000E printer , installed the software provided and set it up to work with my laptop via a cable. However, I want it to work wirelessly as well (I have a wireless router at home through which the computers connect to the internet)

I followed the instructions in the manual, and entered the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway (that I got from doing a search on "ipconfig/all"), and I thought that would be enough to make it work wirelessly.. But it still doesn't work. It tells me that there it still doesn't detect a printer or scanner when I try to print and scan without the cable inserted. What am I missing (I hope it is something simple.....)
 

A:Problem setting up wireless printer

I can't find any specs for that printer that indicates it has wireless capability. If it does, you certainly have to tell it to what wireless network it is supposed to connect regardless of whether you assign a static IP configuration.
 

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Ok so i just bought a samsung clx 3175 fw printer and i wanna add it to my network

I have a router and a "Main Computer" and then i have 3 laptops.
All computers have the printer drivers installed.
Currently i can wirelessly print everything from my laptops and the way my printer is setup currently is that it is connected to the router via ethernet cable. Therefore it is connected in infrastructure wireless mode if im not wrong. The thing is that i wanna connect the printer to the router wirelessly because of the fact that ill move my printer to another room in the future.

To clarify, 2 laptops have windows 7 and the other laptop and computer have xp.
Please don't ask tell me to set up using Ad Hoc because then i have to switch between networks just to print which seems stupid to me.

So far i have tried because its just so hard to get a printer connected wirelessly.
so please help accordingly, thanks
 

A:Need help setting up wireless printer on network

ad-hoc is NOT the approach so you are find :wave:

WiFi printers can be difficult - - you need the manual to do the setup.

From one of your EXISTING WiFi connections, you can get the SSID, Channel, and passphrase.

Typically, I've seen this done entirely from the printer end and the controls it offers
 

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I have a question I hope someone can help me with. I have set up a wirless network for a friend who has a doctor's clinic. He is running a desktop with Windows XP Professional. Physically attached is a HP All In One Printer. I've set the office to run wirelessly and he has a Dell Inspiron Laptop with Windows 7. I HAVE been able to set his Inspiron to print wirelessly. Now he also has a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows XP home. the printer is recognized and set up to share but it just won't share the printer. I installed the printer drivers for XP on the laptop running XP but this just didn't fix the problem.

To further confuse things I previously set up a wireless network at his home. He is running Windows XP home edition on his desktop which is connected to a DIFFERENT printer. The XP Laptop performs perfectly in printing wirelessly at his home.

On the XP laptop I have tried to set the default printer to the HP printer he is running at the office (I did this to see if by setting the default to the printer on his xp laptop he would be able to print wirelessly at the offrice!!) Now he is unable to print on his network at home.

Is it possible to set up one laptop that can be used both at home and at work to run print wirelessly on two different networks on two different printers.

I sure hope someone can help untangle this problem. Thanks inadvance for any and all help.

A:Setting Up Wireless Printer Sharing Question

Have you gone over...How to Share Printer in Windows XP - http://www.home-network-help.com/share-printer.html Share Your Printer Over a Home Network Using Windows XP - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/n...cutt_july2.mspx Step By Step Share a Printer on Your Home Network - http://lifehacker.com/software/step-by-ste...work-309015.php Louis

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Ok I am at my wit's end. Please can someone help me set up my printer! I have a Samsung ML-2525W wireless laser printer and I'm trying to set it up so that I can print wirelessly from multiple computers at home. I've spent over 2 hours so far without any luck, all the stuff I'm getting from Samsung is no help at all. Please help walk me through this setup! thank you.
 

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Currently trying to set up a wireless printer without an internet connection. The goal is to buy a printer that can essentially create its own "local" network which can connect to laptops nearby. I am wondering if this is possible to do without any internet and how it would be done.
 

A:Setting up a wireless printer without an internet connection

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Hi Wayne here.

Have recently bought a Brother DCP770 CW wireless printer. Think the printer is great except I'm having problems sorting out the wireless connection.

I have a Livebox router from orange which has a 26 charactor WEP encryption key.

Have loaded the Brother driver from the CD supplied and followed the directions. Have entered the WEP key ,and from the printer report it appears to be recieving a signal and has identified my Livebox router.

However when I go to complete the installation my computer is telling me it cannot find any local wireless devices.

At this point it asks that you input the IP address or the node name for the device.

Have done both and even disabled the firewall on the computer.

As you may have guessed have still not been ble to sort the problem out. Even contacted the Brother tech line and completed the process with them.

They have stated that the IP address that is allocated the printer appears to be wrong, have suggested that there maybe a problem with the WEP kep ( Or maybe I took it down wrong....I have double checked).

Has anyone got any suggestions, one of the main reasons I bought the printer was for the wireless function, so it's abit annoying that I cannot use it.....

Please Help
 

A:Problems with setting up Wireless Brother Printer to Livebox router

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Hi,
Let me begin by stating that I have only a basic understanding of how networks work. I have setup small home/office networks that used linksys routers and adapters that hooked up to DSL and also one that was strictly for file and printer sharing - but other than that, I am a newb...so please be extremely specific in your answers - I greatly appreciate your help and expertise!

The questions is: What is the best way (and HOW) do I setup the following request...

Here is the situation:
I was asked by a coworker to setup a printer in his office that he could access with several laptops wirelessly. The printer does not have built-in wifi, but all of the laptops already have network adapter cards (we bought a netgear WGR614 wireless router to use as an access point {?} to accomplish this). Our office internet is primarily wireless, but there is one internet port in the wall in his office if needed. I am wanting to hook the printer up to the existing wireless network so that he can be on the internet and print at the same time. How can I accomplish this easily?

As for the existing network, here is how it is setup - It appears as though it is Verizon DSL. Connected to the wall is the modem, which is a regular small looking plastic modem that I've seen come with cheap residential plans. Connected to that appears to be some type of relay, or hub. Then that is connected to what looked like a Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

Will any of this work:

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A:Solved: Setting up an Access Point (to connect to a printer) on a Wireless Network

If the printer is a network printer, and that wired connection in the office is connected to the same router as the wireless machines, you just need to plug it into that RJ45 jack and configure it.
 

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I have a HP 2510 all in one printer and am having a nightmare connecting it wirelessly. I keep installing the software and everytime I get to the point of inputting WPA and Network Security Key i get the message 'Error while saving the settings to the device'. I know the codes are correct. I have tried uninstalling and installing again with no joy. Please can anyone help?

A:'Error whilst saving setting to device' on HP 2510 all in one printer wireless

Hello & welcome to the forum,

First I need to understand where you are entering the codes, is it into the printer screens or the PC software?

What I think you need to do is configure the printer to the network. Then install the software onto the PC (Software & drivers etc.). OK?

Look here for some instructions on how to & configuration: -

Microsoft Windows HP PSC 2510 Photosmart All-in-One Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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hello,

my laptops display shows everything elongated/squashed and as for display setthings I only have:1152x864 ,1024x678 and 600x800
my laptop has an 17.3 inch pnp monitor, win7 os, 64 bit i5 core, vga adapter

at the color settings 32/16 I saw that I had more display settings: advanced settings->adapter>list all modes and none of the listed modes had 1280x800 you posted for the 17-18 inch monitors, every option still had a squashed look and it looked even poorly when I choose a lower resolution.

what should I do?
ps sorry for my english spelling

A:why don't I have the same setting options as you?

This is more than likely a display driver issue, please complete your systems specs a bit more thoroughly, i.e. ATi HD5770, ASUS MRP45678ie, etc w/o knowing your hardware it's very hard to really help you.

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Hi. I have been Googling this, but haven't been able to find the information I need. Maybe someone can help here?

I want the option to open a DVD/CD in Windows Explorer to show on the Autoplay option window that appears when I insert a disc into the drive. I am asked every time I put in a disc, which is what I want; the option is there in the configuration settings, but it doesn't appear in the autoplay window.. See screenshots.

I can remove the Open in Windows Media Player option if only four items will show (but how??)

Thanks!

Martin

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I just discovered that if I insert a DVD-RW with video files on it, I get the above 'annoyance'. If the same DVD-RW has jpegs on it, I get a different autoplay window open, with different options (including 'Open with Windows Explorer)> I'd thought (clearly wrongly) the action was media dependent, not as to what was on the disc.

So how do I get the Windows Explorer option for a disc with .VOB files on it?

Thanks again.

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Where is the option setting for Win 10 to NOT display a file as anything but it's name?
Running around this AM with Hurricane Irma in the offing taking pics of house and grounds. My camera records a JPEG and a Raw file. When I download (to backup) the images on to my Desktop it takes Win 10 f-ing forever to stop trying to display the Raw files. Obviously I've got something set so Win 10 can't ignore the files. What? I set the view option to detail only but it still takes an inordinate amount of time. Arg! Advice please.

Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
 

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I am having difficulty setting power options. If I enter and then save my settings, I get a popup saying 'revisions don't match'. No explanation, no help in getting them to match. Are there default settings, or can someone give me an example of some working settings. I'd like the monitor to go off, machine go to standby, then hibernate. But when to have discs spin down? I hope this is clear, and I'm sure it's a stupid question, but what can you do? Thanks. excentric

A:Setting Power Options

Hi excentric and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,Possibly because Standby and Hibernate are more or less the same thing.This option quickly saves your work and puts your computer in a virtual sleep.....a delicate mode between on and off.If you want to, Turn Off the computer when you are done for the day.You will have to power off the monitor manually.

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I've got a Lenovo all-in-one 64 bit PC. When I click on Change PC Settings in the Settings charm the 'Wireless' option is missing. It appears exactly as expected on my laptop - also a 64bit windows 8 machine.

Anyone any idea what's going on?
(My bluetooth mouse and keyboard are working as is my wireless LAN connection, so it's clearly working but I can't change anything).

A:'Wireless' setting doesn't appear in the Change PC Setting

Originally Posted by JFirefighter


I've got a Lenovo all-in-one 64 bit PC. When I click on Change PC Settings in the Settings charm the 'Wireless' option is missing. It appears exactly as expected on my laptop - also a 64bit windows 8 machine.

Anyone any idea what's going on?
(My bluetooth mouse and keyboard are working as is my wireless LAN connection, so it's clearly working but I can't change anything).



Does this wireless NIC show up in Device Manager under Network Adaptors with the driver installed?

I'm not sure which model of Lenovo we are working with but have you tried Windows update Center of the Lenovo site for driver updates?

It should be showing up under Settings, then Network.

Introducing Windows 8: How to Connect to Wireless Networks | 7 Tutorials

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Hi guys was changing some icons last night and managed to mess up somewhere. When i went to folder options to try and change the icon for drives it somehow reset the setting for opening drives to find. I changed it to open with windows explorer for now so that i can open things but this doesnt help as they all open in new windows. Does anyone know how to reset this action to default? I checked on my other comp and there doesnt appear to normally be a default option it just opens...
Any help would be great,
Thanks.
 

A:Setting Program Open Options

Try a system restore

Go to start/run/ type in msconfig
click on launch system restore.
Pick a date in bold, go back to before you messed up

Good luck

joan
 

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I have roughly 100 M920q's that I want to set up with an identical BIOS config. Whilst I could do them all manually, this will take a significant amount of time.I looked at the Lenovo BIOS Config Tool, but this doesn't seem to apply settings from the config files to any of the several machine models I tried.I then went to look at the Windows BIOS Setting tool. The first tool; SRWIN.exe (& x64 version) errors out with the followingStartService Error: 5
CreateFile Error: 2
Unable to get bios driver handle.The second tool CFGWIN.exe (& x64 version) works but doesn't provide the same level of functionality as the first tool.Please, could someone help me out, as I don't want to have to manually set ~100 PCs.

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Hi All,

I have had many problems since I installed Vista Ultimate, both major and minor. I have solved some and am still working on others. I won't try to adress them all now. The problem with folder view settings is one of the most aggravating, though not operationally significant. Still, it does CONSTANTLY Piss Me Off. Pardon my language, but it IS appropriately descriptive. Regardless of whatever settings I choose, the next time I go to that folder or any other, they have reverted to some set of system defaults, which I CAN'T CHANGE. Several I don't use and some I don't want or actually get in the way of what I want to do, such as "AutoArrange". (If I ever meet the person who invented "AutoArrange" I will probably be arrested for assault.)

Does ANYONE know what I can do to set my folders the way I want them and retain the settings?

A:Setting Folder View Options

Have you tried this? Windows Explorer Folder View settings

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As I bought my laptop when I was living abroad, it has an American (I suppose) style keyboard, where (for example) the number keys 1 to 5 in Caps are marked (and produce the symbols) ! @ # $ %. Given that the laptop sits on the desk mostly, I find it a lot easier when doing emails or whatever to use a USB keyboard on my lap, but this has a UK layout, where the same keys in Caps are marked ! " ? $ % ... but produce the same symbols as the first example (laptop's own keyboard).

I don't suppose there is any way to get Windows to recognise the two different keyboard layouts, so that the USB one produces the symbols depicted on the keys? Can I remap it without affecting the laptop one? Can't work out how, if so.

Thanks.

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new to Windows 7

.windows 7.fresh out of the box, first time being turned on, whats the VERY first step towards having the same options applied to ALL folders and seeing the same options the second/third time you use windows explorer?

All previous versions gave us a list of steps to set folder options......we'd go through the steps.....youre options might be fine ...........now, but the next time you use windows explorer, your options are......not there.
Nobody ever knew how to permanently set folder options in all previous windows versions.

is it the same with windows 7

do we still have to change options on each folder that we need to?
each time we use that folder?

I haven't yet tried and I'm not touchin' folder options untill i see what you folks have to say.
 

A:Solved: setting folder options

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I'm trying to help a friend with a series of Malware related problems, He was hit by "Antispyware Soft "

It seems to regenerate, and sets him up to use a proxy server. Now, it has somehow blocked him from even going to look at Internet Options at all, he gets an error, "cancelled due to restrictions on this computer"

The only way I can help him is to login remotely, and now I can't even do that. He's a local admin on a standalone computer, any ideas on how to get to Internet Options?
 

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In access 2000 with my database opened, I clicked on the TOOLS menu > selected STARTUP.

In this window I removed checkmarks for
> Allow Full Menus
> Allow Default Shortcut Menus
> Allow Built-in Toolbars
> Allow Toolbar/Menu Changes
> Use Access Special Keys

This had the effect I was hoping for and made it more like an application.

The problem is i haven't finished the database and still need to work on it.

I need to get these tool bars back.

How do I get them back?.
Please help.

thanks

hp-webber
 

A:ms Access - Setting Startup Options ? how do I reverse

Does the old trick work?

Open Windows Explorer
navigate to the folder with your database in
hold down shift and double-click the icon

You should have Tools available for use again.
 

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After using the RTM build for about a week with no issues, the option to open a folder in the same window when clicked, is no longer working properly.

Now, when clicked, all folders are opening up in a new window and this is very annoying! I havent changed any settings and the folder options are still set correctly. I have tried changing the folder options to see if it would change this behaviour but it did not. What is really strange is that this also happened on my first install of Vista RTM before reinstalling this copy, after about the same time of usage-about 1 week.

Has anybody ran into this or know what is happening? I havent installed any new hardware or software and I havent tried any repairs or recovery yet. I wanted to ask before I started poking around and making any changes in the OS.
 

A:Vista folder options setting issue

Try this link. It's really simple, the extra is just if the quick merge option doesn't work, it's safe also. I have used it twice, I need to do a reinstall. It fixed alot of my problems with folder options.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html
 

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Here's my problem with Vista.

When I go into any folder for the first time, it comes up with a set of random things to sort the folders by, and random view settings.

I want every folder to have the "details" view by default. Also, I want the tabs "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" that I can click on to sort these, with "Type" being the default selected one.

This is how I had things in WinXP. All I had to do was click "Apply to folders" in the folder options. I do this in Vista, also, I do have "Remember each folder's view settings" checked. Yet it makes up a random set of view settings for any folder I haven't manually set myself.

So, how do I make Windows Vista stop coming up with random view settings for folders? When I click on a folder of pictures I still want it in "Details" view, with "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" tabs. With "Type" selected as the default to sort by.

Yet, it appears in "Large Icons" view, with "Date Taken", "Tags", "Size", and "Rating" as the only sort by options.

How do I stop this madness?
 

A:Folder view options? How do I make a default setting?

Greetings =)

After having a go at this my self to see if I could come up with a fix I found my PC doing the same thing, So after a bit of a google crawl I found this post - Hope it helps =)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-10019957-68.html - Long way around good for beginer and intermidiate users

CAUTION: "This involves editing the registry. It is always recommended to create a back-up of the registry before making any modifications. Before performing any of the actions below, please save your work and close any Windows Explorer windows, as you will need to log off for these changes to properly take effect." If you dont know what your doing I would recommend against the following fix.

http://www.windows-now.com/blogs/km...-disable-automatic-folder-type-discovery.aspx
 

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Hi, I have xp home eddition with 4 user accounts. 2 accounts work fine the other 2 are having problems.

The desktop settings will not change. You can click what you want and hit apply but changes will not be made and when you open them up again they are back to where they were (which is different to what they should be).

Same for internet options. They have gone to 'never dial a connection' also cannot change home page etc. In the two problem accounts the internet is inaccessable.

Also when you click 'start' button the whole left hand column is blank.

The whole appearance of the accounts is like half xp style and half classic windows style.

I have done a sytem restore (that wont work) says no changes have been made, run adaware and spybot plus avg virus scan (all were updated).

The 2 working accounts are working perfectly!!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately I wont be able to try out all the helpful information you are going to give me until tomorrow night.

I hope someone can help.

Thank you
 

A:Desktop setting and Internet Options wont work

Delete the offending accounts. Reboot and make new ones. Sometimes user accounts become corrupt.
 

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In Windows XP SP2
If I Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Network Connections.
In Network Connections, right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
In Local Area Network Connection Properties, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and then click Properties.
In Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, click Advanced, and then click the DNS tab.
There are two options at the bottom of the dialog box.
Register this connectionís addresses in DNS
Use this connectionís DNS suffix in DNS registration
Is there any way to set these two options with Registry entries or by scripting ?
 

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Hello,

I have strange issue with Windows 8.1 x64 Pro with Media Center. Since it was upgraded from 8, there have been issues with Software Store. Despite internet connection working fine with Firefox and other applications, Store would not connect to the internet. After long investigation I found out that Proxy server setting in Control Panel -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings must be disabled in order to get Store working again. For some reason proxy server only stays disabled for the current session, which means when the windows is rebooted it comes back enabled again. My question is how to make it stay permanently disabled, as I don't use any proxy. Thanks.

A:Internet Options Proxy Server setting won't stay off.

Try resetting IE11, Tools> Internet Options Advanced tab, Reset button.

Others have this same problem not sure why.

LAN Connection settings keep changing back to proxy server after - Microsoft Community

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I need to register a dll using regsvr32 and set identical options for MS Word and MS Access for 9 users (with user permissions) on 10 computers running XP pro. All users are on a domain on a server running SBS 2003. Is there an easier way than changing each user to administrator privledges, register the dll, change the user back to user privledges, set the options in Word and Access and do this 90 times?
 

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I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?
Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)
 

A:Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).
 

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It's me again guys, but since last time, I have bought a new desktop and a tablet and I am now re-attempting to setup my a wireless network so that I can use the tablet.
As I played around with the tablet, I pressed the wifi button, and lo and behold, it detected my router, told me my IP address, etc.
But, it will not allow me to browse the internet because I am not connected, and when I run the setup disc on my pc [step 1 - checking settings in computer and router] for the router, it tells me that ' setup assistant is not able to connect to the router via any of the network adapters in this computer.'

I know that I don't have it setup correctly, but I don't know what else to do. I have the ethernet [same as a network cable, right?] cable coming from outside. That goes to the [one and ONLY] port in the back of my tower. I'm stuck. Please help. Thanks again guys.

Jeff
 

A:Having problems setting up my wireless network with my Xplornet fixed wireless

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In Windows 8.1, I need comma as a decimal symbol. However, after restart it changes to dot and I need to reset it and restart all the programs. It is annoying. In Region settings, input method, Welcome, User setting etc. are the same language/region (Slovak).
Is there registry key that would prevent OS changing the settings after restart? The default settings are correct, so I do not understand where does the change come from. After OS installation I used different system language (English) for a time, because
it is easier for me to do setup in English, so maybe that is the reason. Thank you.

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Thanks for all your help! Im all fixed up now, got everything transferred over to the new HDD, got the new HDD installed and everything is working wonderful now. I tried checking to see if the failed HDD was under warranty but they couldnt determine that with my serial number, I still have it but will try again for warranty.

I do have a new problem now, if you want to try and help me with this one! I have a Gateway Ationtec Wireless DSL modem, GT704-WG installed, now my son has a school computer we need to hook up to the wireless internet, I bought a Belkin N wireless USB adapter for his computer, downloaded the software and plugged in the USB adapter , the light blinks blue on the Belkin but it shows no wireless connectivity? what am I doing wrong? am I suppose to do something on my Gateway? or do i use the same setup I did when installing the DSL modem on my first computer? Ive been at this all morning and Im ready to toss in the towel! my PC has Windows XP home ED. and sons PC has Windows XP PRO, mines is a Dell 4500 and his is a HP 7540.
any advise?? please
 

A:Question about setting up wireless on a computer with a USB wireless adapter

Have you properly setup the wireless network? Installing the USB adapter is only one part of the wireless networking. Run the wireless setup in the Control Panel. Follow the instructions carefully
 

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Is there a way to setup your computer to connect only to a specific wireless router in your area? I live in a college dorm and there are a lot of wireless connects available so I'm thinking that there might be complications with my computer with all the information in the air.

A:Setting up wireless receiver to receive a specified wireless router

In general, not really. You can configure your wireless router based upon some information gathering, to improve the quality of your connection.

What you would want to do is run some form of "Site Survey" (often with 3rd party wireless software or with wireless troubleshooting software) that will tell you all the wireless SSIDs in the area and their Channels. After that, find a channel with the least amount of utilization, and configure your wireless router to communicate on that channel. That should reduce the amount of interference you might possibly be getting, to improve your connection quality.

I can't think of any specific software that would do that kind of functionality, but I know there are some freeware or open-source wireless scanners out there which would give you more detailed information about the wireless networks in your area. Sadly, the windows "Wireless Zero Config" is not one of them.

If your wireless card came with its own utility (many of them do), that utility might provide that functionality as well.

After that, you can configure the wireless to only connect to your preferred networks, but it will still see the other networks in the area.

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I am not sure if this is a vista problem or i am just stupid. When I am on the internet and try to print anything, it automatically prints as a "fit to page". The only place I can change this option is in "Print Preview", but I cannot find a way to change the default. I have tried going in to the printer set up, but no luck. The printer is a canon MP470. Thanks for any insight.
 

A:Printer Options

Doesn't seem to be an option to do it. Or my Google Fu isn't working today. You could always use FireFox.
 

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Hi,
I have added a Win 8 ASUS laptop to my local network.
It is working well sharing other network devices. I had to download drivers from HP to get the shared D7260 printer working.
I wanted to see if the Printer Properties were set for automatic duplex option in Advanced > Printing defaults.
and if the duplex unit was installed in Device Settings. The printer does have the Q5582A duplexer and it was present when the drivers were downloaded.
Much to my surprise the printer properties show up as a storage device. I have no idea how this happened. They show correctly on the desktop and another laptop. I need advice on how to correct this situation

A:Network printer options

I was able to get to properties and preferences.
The key was to find these features in the rt-click context menu and not expect to see them as tabs from properties as I do In Vista
Frank C

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Hey guys ( techguys that is ),

I'm not sure which section this should be posted in, so I figured I'd start here since it pertains to a XP environment.

I don't know if this can be done or not, so here's the skinny :

I have two machines on the same VLAN , one on the domain and one just in a workgroup ( can't be joined to domain b/c of some HVAC software issues, or some policy I'm not in the loop on )
The one in a workgroup has a Brother all-in-one connected w/ a parallel cable that I would like to network to the domain pc to print to.. Both machines share a network port via a 5-port hub. Both are running XP and have static addresses in the same subnet. The domain pc is part of an Exchange environment if that matters .. can it be done ?

Thanks for the assistance !

cheers,
David S.
 

A:Possible Printer Sharing options ?

This should not be any problem. Try this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx

Or this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/printers.mspx

Or this:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1596

Or you could simply google it:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=printer+sharing+"windows+xp"&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=

Hope this helps!
 

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Hey everyone,

Does anyone happen to know how to successfully create a network in Windows XP Pro for a wireless laptop and for an Ethernet-hooked-up (non-wireless) computer. I'm trying to printer and file share the two together BUT I've exhausted myself in trying to make it happen. Has anyone successfully done this? Am I missing something? Perhaps hardware?

I would truly appreciate any help or advice.

Thanks all!
 

A:HELP on setting up an XP network for wireless and non-wireless computers together...

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I'm helping a friend who is trying to get his local printer to work with citrix. Everything works ecept the actual output - job joes into and out of the local print queue - but nothing actuially prints.

The tech support asked him to try setting the advanced tab for the printer to winprint - Raw.

When we click on the advanced tab, everything is greyed out. How do we enable this - so that we can change the settings.

Thanks!
 

A:Need to change printer options to Winprint-Raw

I'm assuming your doing this under an account with administrative priveledges?

Also did the printer come with its own management software (ink level monitoring, etc) or just a driver disk?

And whats the make / model of the printer?
 

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Incorrect Port Detected
This printer is designed to work with USB cable only.
The current software setting is not set to use USB port.

I am using USB cable but message mentioned above continues to pop up..

Printer did work.
Don't know how to correct this issue.

Systen was Vista now is Windows 7. With change scanner doesn't work with new system but printer worked.
Thank you for your consideration with this matter.

nyr-ranger
 

A:Printer Setting

Might be easier to post a video, start at the 10 second mark for the relevant steps to change the port to a USB port: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly63mQob0HY
 

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