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Q: network problem

When I use my Linksys wireless usb adapter, windows will, after 10-15 minuets, disconnect me from the network. It cannot find any networks in the "view available networks list". Signal strength is not an issue. To solve this I must hit "repair".
With Ethernet networks i do not become disconnected.

What is wrong, what can i do to fix this problem.

Thanks THG Rocks, Chris in Richmond VA.

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hi all

sony vaio pc desktop pcvrs620 g, dell A940 all in one printer (wired to sony desktop) and a toshiba satellite laptop connnected through a wireless linksys router to the network...
all xp sp2

here's the trouble. we want to be able to share this printer, but right now cannot make the laptop print on the wired printer. of course it will print if i connect the usb cable, but i want to be ablet to print wirelessly.

have done "share this printer" on the wired pc
when i try to add the drivers /install the printer on the laptop it wants me to connect the laptop to the printer...i am not sure that i want to establish this connection since my ultimate goal is wireless printing...

ok? thanks!!

sorry, edited, i am posting this question in the more appropriate "networking" forum...

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

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

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

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

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

A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

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

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The problem ocurred because the network did not assign a network adress to the computer
This is the message that I get everytime the I conect my d link wbr 2310 rangebooster g router

and when I click in properties
it says limited or no connectivity

This is my 1s time connecting this router to this computer
I have connected with this modem

I dont I know if this can be connect it with this

Thank You

A:The problem ocurred because the network did not assign a network adress to the comput

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Hi peeps, here's a seemingly unsolvable problem I have:

I want to network my two PCs (An Acer Vista Laptop and my old HP XP Desktop) so that I can play network games (Operation Flashpoint).

So I connect them both wirelessly to the router (a cheap SWEEX one). Now when Iook on my Vista Laptop's Network place I can see the Laptop I'm using the router (and can access it's page and everything) but I can't see my XP desktop from here. And when I go into the Desktop's network places I can't see the router or either of the computers I'm using.

And I assume that this network problem is why I can't see a server in my game.

Now I understand that file and printer sharing is turned, the firewall is definately turned off and I think the appropriate services are turned on (well to make sure I turned every single service on ) There must be some more complex reason why my XP hates to network!

Although I am by no means a noob to general computing I am reasonably new to networking. Can you clever lot help me?

A:Wireless Network problem: My XP won't show the router or other PC in Network Places

I am surprised that the old XP desktiop has wireless functionality. Did you add wireless to it, recently? If so, is it shown as operating correctly in Device Manager?

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Hello, i am new here on the forum. Im looking for any gentle help i can get here from you guys who might be able to figure out my problem.
For some time ago (around 1 month) ive been having problems with my internet from time to time which include a really slow responding or sending into the internet. It is so that sometimes my ping goes up above 200ms and stays there for a quite some time (maybe an hour or more). I check my ping using cmd and typing "ping ping.sunet.se". I can also feel that the delay is huge when playing online games, so there is deffenitly something wrong with the sending and responding. Also when i check my connection in mb/s using some homepages that calculates it, like "bredbandskollen.se" (a swedish page). And here i see that the mb/s speed is prefectly fine (around 7mb/s recieving and 0.4-0.1mb/s sending). Not sure if the sending speed is accepting thou. And when my internet is busy, like when i am streaming something or things like that, my responding speed gets a bit better like 150ms, thou when my internet is doing fine and works as it should i usually stay around 20ms ^^ so something must be wrong.
Now i woundering what might cause my internet troubeling. Any thoughts would be great, thanks!

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I added a printer to my network (hp c5180) via ethernet cable. But problem accords when I try to map a network location (card reader 5in1 or sth like that, is used to read SD, xD, ms cards used in cameras) from which I d like to copy images, files in explorer without extra software from HP. After I installed drivers for printer, it automatically map a network location but when I try to open it or connect to that location I get an error:

"Access code is invalid"
The network path is "\\\Memory_card"
I copied this link in to my internet browser (in this case its g Chrome) and I was able to connect to the network location:

Its strange because all of XP based computers can easily connect, problem is only with windows 7 based computers.
Somewhere I found that this could be repaired with changing: (below)


1. Open the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel
2. Open the Local Security Policy
3. Select the Security Option under Local Policies
4. Choose Send LM & NTLM responses in Network security: LAN

or in reg:

In Windows 7, we can set the following Registry key ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel? to ?1?.

But this solutions dont work in my case.

Does somebody know hot to fix this and what is causing it??
Ty for reply

A:Problem with mapping network location - network printer

Do you have a lot of pictures on your memory card? Or is the memory card near its max limit?

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is there any solutions for this problem?
it's really bugging me
i already try to fix it by manage the device manager (network adapters)

A:Problem with wireless network adapter or acces network

Hello razuke, Welcome to SevenForums : Can we get a bit more information to assist you ? Please do this : System Info - See Your System Specs . After updating your profile pls do this to enable us to have information to help you out : Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread . Thank you , we will try out best to assist you in this issue.

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I have a Linksys BEFSR81 router and a Linksys WAP54G connected to it. I recently installed a Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 to the network with a Maxtor One Touch HD. I have been able to map the new network drive to my computer that is connected to the router, but I'm unable to map the drive on my second computer that is connected to the network via the AP. However I can ping the Linksys NAS from my wireless computer.

A:Mapping Network Drive on Wireless Network Problem

like most NAS devices, the Linksys nslu2 has built in security administered through a web browser. You probably need to create a user acount for the wirelessly-attached computer, either by machine name, IP address, user id, or some combination of the above. You may also have to grant permission to the user or user group for the specific share you are trying to map. hope this helps.

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So im at a complete loss here....

I have a windows 7 pro x86 computer that out of the blue stopped connecting to its network drives. I tried a few things like flushing the dns, re-registering, new IP finally I decided to rejoin it to the domain, big mistake. The computer couldn't contact the domain controller even though all the info was correct. I ended up doing a restore to the week prior updated the NIC drivers and everything seemed to be working.

The following day it happened again I tried the same few fixes and the solution this time was to uninstall all the hidden devices under the network adapter, after a reboot I got into the drives just fine. Now everytime the user shuts his computer down he gets this same problem. My boss ran into the same problem on another machine the other day so Im hesitant to restore, I would prefer a fix in case this shows up again.

The computer can get online and use our email through outlook but network resources are all gone. The machine can also ping all of the servers but wont connect with \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP or \\servername\share even with credentials entered.

Ive looked all over with no success.

A:Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.

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I have installed server 2003 on a small network and created a domain that is the same as the public domain name (ie the companies website).

This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example www.company.com) it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also company.com.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance


A:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.

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I got help to a BSOD problem in the crashes and bugs forum. Impressed with the help i received i was hoping to get help for a network issue ive had for a while.

I am using a cablet connection with my Zyxcel P2602 HWT modem. The modem/router is provided by my internet provider. It also supports a wireless connection.

When i start my computer both the connections is fine. After a while though the cabled connection is said to be unidentified. It works as a local connection, but has no internet access. When i run the diagnoses for the connection it again recognize the network and its working fine for a while until the same happens.

I tried upgrading the driver without luck. The version now says Atheros AR8121/AR88113/AR88114 PCI-E ethernet Controller (NDIS6.20
Driver date: 11.06.2009

If there is information needed ill be happy to provide.

A:Network problem - Unidentified cabled Network

Hello DonkrDjay, welcome to SF!

As a test, can you check what IP number your router gives you (through its DHCP server i hope) when it works well?
Then when it stops working... is it still the same or did you get a totally different IP for your PC?

Second, if posible, could you post snips of your router DHCP settings?

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Thanks for the forum.

First - Network problem prevented internet access. I used "Diagnose" and "Repair". Repair found something and "fixed" it. Internet accessed after that.

Even Log:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: NetworkDiagnosticsFrameworkV2
Vendor: Microsoft
OwnerHC: WinInetHelperClass
OwnerHCVersion: 1.0
SessionStatus: 2
HRESULT: 8008F906
Repair: {30B6B189-CCE3-4b6f-877B-C1AE960CE1EF}
RootCauseHC: Winsock
RootCauseHCVersion: 1.0
RootCause: {D438FDF3-F143-430e-B187-E02B2E14B641}
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

Second - Firefox (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) will load, but will not search for page. Page viewing area remains blank and page status says "Done". I uninstalled and reinstalled without deleting user settings. This did not repair Firefox.

Third - Outlook 2007 Trial Version (12.0.6504.5000) SP2 MSO
(12.0.6425.1000) - Will not login to server. Error message reads "Receiving reported error (0x80040900). The server name you entered cannot be found on the network. (it might be down temporarily) Verify that you are online and that the server name is correct.

There is no event log associated with the Outlook problem.

Event logged from same day, but I'm unaware of how this fits:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: ... Read more

A:Network problem became Firefox & Outlook problem, then MS update became AVG problem

??? Highhunter, Is this a reply to my earlier post???

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I recently had a computer that crashed and had to be rebuilt. Now that it is back up and running, Im having problems with mapping network drives. Specifically, two maps that were previously working.

If I go to my network places, all of the shares are present from all computers. I can get into all of them, except for two, both on the same computer. (on a windows XP pro) (the rebuild is also windows xp pro)

\\computer1\apps is not accessible. you may not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is Denied.

I checked the folders, both show access to everyone. I can access them from another computer. Simple file sharing is turned off on all computers. I can ping all computers, and vice versa. Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled on all computers.

any ideas?

let me know if you need more information, I can get whatever is needed.

A:Network Drive / Network problem

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I have an interesting problem that has been driving some pretty smart IT guys nuts. To perform my job I have to access a certain venders web pages that has security set up that I do not know all the details of. Anyway on the company PC using the company image that is a normal XP image and maintained by Comp U Com.

Any time I access this vender's web page it works fine until just after the log in screen. Once I put in my user name and password and click Ok IE just goes blank white and that's it. No error msg no nothing, its not locked up as the frame is still there and the world is turning but nothing else.

This happens on all the company PCs accessing this particular vender's web page as I went and checked. So I wanted to see if it the problem was in the PC or the network. I took the company PC home and was able to successfully log into that vender's web page from my cable modem at that house. Worked fine.

I have already added the vender web pages to the trusted zone and enabled all the active X and everything, deleted the cookies, tried some proxies etc. Every setting that can be done on the PC I have tried.

My question is what is the company network security system blocking that IE needs to work and how to resolve?


A:IE blank page problem on company network but works fine off company network

Oh and to add this I loaded FireFox and from the company PC on the company network it logs in fine but FireFox will not display the page correctly and all the buttons do not work right so that is another issue.

I would like to get IE working as that is what these pages were written for

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For several days my wireless connection has been connecting and disconnecting. Today I tried connecting to wireless and cannot actively see any wireless networks available. My wireless switch is on and is showing a blue light and Network Adapters in Device Manager show no warnings however when I run diagnose in Network Sharing Centre it tells me that Network Adapter "Wireless Networks Connection" is not connected.

The Wireless Router is fine and another laptop and iPad seem to have no problems connecting to it please could you advise?

I am running Windows Vista on a Vaio VGN FE41S

Many thanks,

J. Smith

A:Network Adapter "Wireless Network Connection" Problem for VGN FE41S

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.
please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /al... Read more

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For 2 years, My XP computer has had no problems picking up 10-20 wireless connections in my neighborhood,some i could connect to,some i could not because they were secured.

i decided to go straight , and purchase DSL.

i bought a new computer(vista) and got a westell 327 DSL modem,which is also a wireless router. The new computer is working fine, i called Verizon to set up the new computer's dsl wireless network,that worked out fine.

My old computer,the one i spoke about opening this thread, that computer immediately picked up the DSL signal from my new computer in the other room.. The signal was excellent and the name of the network WAS ON THE LIST of the dozen other wireless connections i could connect to. Problem is when i went to connect to my own DSL network, i got this error message:

"Limited or no connectivity
You might not be able to access the internet or some network resource. This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer."

I typed in the correct password,the little icon in the corner of my computer said both computers were connected, and with an excellent signal strength. Reiterating: i could still connect and go online with the other avaiable networks running the computer,but not my own.

A:Solved: "This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address"

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Hi everyone

I need to see if anyone has a solution to my problem. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and my granddaughter has a Dell Inspiron i15-157B. I added her laptop to our wireless network (Linksys wireless-G broadband router model WRT54GS). Everything works fine as long as she's here in our home, but when she goes home and we try to connect our webcams through Yahoo Messenger, I can see and hear her just fine. She can see me but can't hear me. Why would it work here and not there? I'm wondering if it's something with our home network.

Her laptop at home is connected directly to the internet, but they will be setting up a wireless router also. We both use Vista.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Sound problem while on web cam - home network problem?

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A:Same problem from 4 years ago, never solved, home network problem

oh ya and I forgot to add, both computers have windows xp firewall disabled

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Hello Everyone,
I am new to this forum. I am hoping someone maybe able to help me diagnose and fix the problem with this problem. I have a problem with Acer Aspire One Network Adapter. The problem is that the netbook will connect to the internet and will have full bars for internet connectivity. Then a few minutes later it will just disconnect on it's own! I can usually reconnect by going on the Network & Sharing Center, then going into Diagnose problems, then clicking on Network Adapter, then after it resets, it will usually reconnect to the Internet, but lately it won't reconnect! I then have to restart the netbook. The netbook is running Windows 7 Starter, and it has Atheros AR5BXB63 Network Adapter. My friend who is a computer person searched online to confirm if the drivers were up to date, said that was not the problem. I would like any advise anyone can give me to see if this netbook can be fixed before I have to buy another! Please advise?

A:Help with problem with Acer Aspire One Network Adapter Problem

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Greetings folks,

This is my first post , so Hi to all.

I got a network/connection problem.I formatted my pc today because when i turned it on , it gave the windows screen and then it said that it can;t access the " SYSTEM " folder , so i formatted it since it's been a while since i've done that ( like a year and a half ).After that , I tried connecting to the internet by inserting the ip address numbers and the DNS ( I use cable connection ) , it didnt work , then i tried chanding the network card number , it worked , for like 30 minutes but then it stoped , it said " network cable is not plugged " or something like that , but then it plugged ( i dont know how ),but no internet connection ... so i went to check for the network cards and there was like 2 or 3 of them ( NIC i guess it was written ), i tried uninstalling them , but it didnt work , so i disabled them , but still , there was no internet connection. I tried ipconfig/all / renew /etc... but still , NO PROGRESS. So if you may PLEASE help me in this , cuz im supposed to give my final thesis at the university at the end of this month . Thanks in advance

Oh and also , stuff like Local Area Connection , 2 , 3 , 4 ,5 ,6 , 7 started appearing :S

A:Loca Area Connection Problem/Network Problem

Are you getting any 'link light' on the card you plug the cable into? Usually a little green light or Amber I think it is on Dell. If you are not I suggest trying a different cable from your modem to your PC.

Also, is your PC directly connected to the modem or into a router?

And when setting your IP address are you going to Start --> Control Panel --> Network Connections?

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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Hey yall, first post here. I am having a small problem. I recently update to the Vista SP2. It seems like after this installation I am having problems with my network. I can not get my Itunes connected to the store, I can't get my Mcafee to update, and I could not get a program for my Blackberry to update. I have tried and tried all kinds of stuff and I am really not sure what to do. As I was running some tests on my command prompt I got the System Error 53 message. Maybe yall can point me in the right way rather then me just googling everything and getting tons of different ways. I thought I would include this if this will help. Thanks to all in advance!!

C:\Users\***** *****>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : **********-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.tn.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-6C-B3-E1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.tn.comcast.net.
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A:Ummm Network problem maybe? SP2 problem?? Not sure. Need your advice!

I am also not being able to connect to some RSS feeds and calender in my Outlook because of a connection issue.

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ok i get my internet threw charter and got a webstar modem from them
i connect it to my router about 90% of the time but when i disconnect my router and hook internet str8 to my pc it will work i had to reboot my pc thou
should i have to do that in win. 7 also same issue with my router but when i rebooted it didnt pick it up my internet stayed disconnected for a good min. saying there was no conection should i just give it about 20 min. next time and see if it connects or is this a windows 7 problem or network
if its win7 or ntwork how to speed the recognize of internet up

A:network problem or is this a windows 7 problem

Try resetting your router and then check if it still causes the same issue.

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I cannot connect to Diablo 2. My internet is working just fine, and i run on cable. It says i should try to connect to my internet service provider to log on, and even though im using cable i gave it a try...still nothin. I shutdown my firewall for a second to see if it didnt like diablo for some reason...still nothing. I have run out of ideas...plz help.

I know that World of Warcraft and Warcraft 3 work just fine, both are made by the same company as Diablo 2. (the connection gets stuck at connecting to fastest server phase)

A:Connection problem, possible network problem?

What are you running for a firewall?

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I am trying to set up some way of sharing my flatmates adsl connection. Whats the best way to go about doing this? A router? A hub? How would i hook that up and is it hard to configure it?

I have a cross over cable and two cat5 network cables. Both computer have NIC's. Her adsl is connected via usb to her computer.

A:another network problem

A Router, but you would have to find one that accepts USB from the modem. The modem connects to router, then the router to your computers using RJ45. Or check out the one at the link.http://www.netgear.com/products/details/DG834.php

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2-3 months i do not have internet. The failure of the entire city was shut down. When the failure got back , i do not have internet on windows.. Everything is working , IP , and everythink else. I see one thing on Services/ DNS Client was shuting off.I turned on but again no internet. Tell me what to do people if i got internet there.

I am on windows 7 ultimate, please help.

A:Problem with the network

Usually just resetting your router will fix that sort of problem. Look for a reset button on the router, or you can try resetting from the routers page or you can try unplugging the router for ten minute then reconnect.

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Hey all
Since i built my computer I have been having fight with other family members over the internet as our router broke and we have to plug right into the modem (only one can connect at a time). Today i purchased a 8 port 10-100mbps network switch (Buying a router is not possible at this time) I connected the modem to the switch, then my computer and then the home computer. When i connected on my computer, everything was fine (I have vista ultimate x64 sp2.) I then disconnected and connected the home computer (xp Pro sp3) Everything worked fine. Then I came back to mine and tried to connect and after a bit of waiting i got the message "Error 815" and that the server is not responding. When I do the opposite and connect my computer and then try connect the xp computer, I get the message "Error 676 the line is busy."
I can browse both the computers files through network as long as I have the other computers password.
Does anyone know a solution to my problem so that both computers can be online at the same time e.g. a shared internet connection from vista pc to xp pc or connect to the internet through the other computer and vice versa?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S Both computers have kaspersky internet security but i tried disabling them and it still didnt work

A:Network Problem

Generally a switch is used for a large wired network like a college or small/big business office. A switch only multiplies your router ports from the usual 4 ports to 8 or 10 like you've got, there are switches with a larger number of ports as well, 50 and 100's. The router is what splits the INTERNET connection with out the router the switch is no good. The price of the switch is almost the exact same as a router, $50 or less. See attachment, wireless router that you can also hardwire as well from Walmart.

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I have a small network with 3 Win 7 Pro computers and 4 XP Pro computers and a NAS.
Everything was fine until about 2 weeks ago when 1 Win 7 Pro box stopped reading the network.

All comps are mapped to the NAS and all have File and Print sharing turned on and are also connected to a network printer.
All other computers can see the 1 box in question shared folders and can write to it.
This 1 offending box still has its connection to the network printer through a local tcp port pointing to the printers IP.
This is the only thing working This 1 box lost its mapped connection to the NAS and in the "NETWORK" window nothing shows up.
Also in the network window the address bar does NOT show the progress bar scanning the network.
Trying to connect to either the NAS or other computers with names (\\NAS) or IP ( does NOT work.

I have gone over all network settings dozens of times and many reboots with no joy, and have tried many fixes suggested from searches done on the problem.

I am stumped now and seeking help.
I am new to this forum but I have been networking computers for over 10 years. I think I know what I am doing and yes I have turned on network discovery and all that in the "network and sharing center" advanced settings.

A:Win 7 Pro Network problem

Quote: Originally Posted by BoloMarkIII

I have a small network with 3 Win 7 Pro computers and 4 XP Pro computers and a NAS.
Everything was fine until about 2 weeks ago when 1 Win 7 Pro box stopped reading the network.

All comps are mapped to the NAS and all have File and Print sharing turned on and are also connected to a network printer.
All other computers can see the 1 box in question shared folders and can write to it.
This 1 offending box still has its connection to the network printer through a local tcp port pointing to the printers IP.
This is the only thing working This 1 box lost its mapped connection to the NAS and in the "NETWORK" window nothing shows up.
Also in the network window the address bar does NOT show the progress bar scanning the network.
Trying to connect to either the NAS or other computers with names (\\NAS) or IP ( does NOT work.

I have gone over all network settings dozens of times and many reboots with no joy, and have tried many fixes suggested from searches done on the problem.

I am stumped now and seeking help.
I am new to this forum but I have been networking computers for over 10 years. I think I know what I am doing and yes I have turned on network discovery and all that in the "network and sharing center" advanced settings.

I'm almost afraid to ask but which A/V software are you using on these machines?

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i got xp on a wireless and cabled network plugged into my router, everything seems to be working. i can connect to the net and can see each others hard drivers though network place. the problem is that i cant access each other ''program files'' and ''document and settings\USER'' folders, and these are the most needed folders to access, can someone tell me how to confige this. P.s. i have got share hard drives and allow users to change my files turned ON. thanks harry

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i have a computer running on a university network, with a 10 mbps ethernet connection. in explorer my downloads and surfing are almost instant, but using file-sharing programs it is no faster than dial-up. the same computer using the same software on my home broadband connection downloads at literally 10 times that speed. any ideas? some kind of network firewall or somtheing that i need to disable/declare to the software?

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Hi and welcome back to TSG!

It could be a firewall issue but either way I can tell you what the source of the problem is.

This is called "throddling." Throddling is basically limiting the amount of traffic that can be recieved or transmitted by specific protocols, ports, programs, whateverr the Admin desires.

Since this is happening on an acedemic network I would say there is a 90% chance that your school Admin has set a throddle on that sort of traffic to limit the amount of network bandwidth available for that sort of network traffic.

However if you are running a firewall on that PC and not the one that works suffiecntly you may want to review your settings from throddleing and other such limitations.
~ Lyrical ~

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Hello i just reinstalled win 7 and it seems that my LAN doesnt work its says something about drivers. Could u please help me?
acer 5252-V333

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Download from Acer's web site and install your chipset (first), networking and any other drivers needed. You'll see warnings and errors in Device Manager telling you what drivers are missing.

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I have a wireless network throughout my house and all works fine except with one computer. As far as I can see it is set up the same way as all the others, however it is operating XP Home and the others Professional. The wireless connection is clearly working however because I am able to connect to the internet from this machine, its just when I come to access the other computers on the network where I have the problem.

When I attempt to "view workgroup computers" on this computer it comes up with the error "Hart (name of the workgroup) is not accessible. You might not have permission to view this network resource. Contact the administrator etc..The list of servers for this workgroup is not available". I have no idea why this is because I don't get the problem on the other computers.

If I do the same on any of the other computers the list is generated, however it does recognise the machine with the problem. When you then attempt to connect to that machine it says that access is denied, whereas with any of the other computers on the network it lets you access the shared folders.

There is important information I need to share from these computers so I would appreciate it a lot if anyone could help.

Thanks in advance

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for may laptop when i connect to internet . after that i connect to PPTP server
. The PPTP connection is not appear to the screen .

(this is got problem)

but i use my desktop connect is ok .

(this is correct one)

may i know any setting in my laptop is disabled show cannot be show in screen
thank you

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I just recently installed win 8 everything was working fine previously on win 7
but recently I noticed that when I try to connect to my universities wireless (which requires for us to login through
a redirected page) network, the connection doesnt connect.

Although when I do it with an ethernet it automatically redirects me to that logon page and i'm able to use the

I know that it worked before because as mentioned before it did work on win 7 just something is wrong on 8

Help pls???

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I am running a LAN at home and there is a problem with 3 (of the 4) computer. Every 30 minutes or so 1 of the computers will restart and the other 2 will lose their internet connection. I will restart the router and then wait for the 1 computer to load. Then after 30 more minutes the same thing happens. What is going on and what can I do? Thank you so much in advance.

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Any help with this is very much appreciated!

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I've recently installed XP pro on two of my computers at home but am experiencing a problem that I hope someone might be able to shed some light on. The problem is that I can't connect to one of the pcs drives every time I attempt I get asked for a password. I've set the drives up to sharing and I definetly haven't put any passwords on them. I've checked in the user accounts and there is no passwords set up yet I can't get onto the drive of the other pc, every time I try it prevents me with the password request. Does anyone know how to overcome this?

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Is it asking you for a password to connect to IPC$ share?

If so you need to go back and set up the sharing again, only this time make sure you share the folders to the network, not just to "other users on this PC".

I would also recommend that you set up usernames with passwords on both computers. Make sure the username and password are identical (case sensitive) and use them to log on at startup. XP works much better at networking when it doesn't have to worry about security issues.

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how do i use the wirless signal from my lap top to send a signal to my voip phone and other devices.

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I got a message "Network path was not found" when i try to access a computer on my network my operating systems from both of my PC's are Windows XP professional but the computer that i try to access can access my computer.

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I have win 7 ultimate x64 installed. everything works well, but I have faced a strange problem! My computer is a member of a network where there are also many computers. However, in the "Network" page, I can see only a few computers!!!
I'm aware of network discovery and firewall settings and these settings are correct on other PCs. As an example, I can access shared folders on a PC in my office by its IP address, even I can connect to this one and full control it remotely from my PC. But this one does not show in the "network" page and I cannot access the computer by its name or connect it remotely.
Although the IP address works fine, since the network is DHCP enabled, this address changes time to time and causes problems for me.
Could anyone please help me what is the problem with my network?
Thank you in advance

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What kind of security/antivirus do you have installed on your computers?

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im connected to my network and everything works good, for about 20-30min then all the sudden my connection drops off, like the router freezes and i have to reboot it to get my connection back. Did i do something wrong or is the router going. I have excellent signal strength and havent had this problem before. Like i said, il be on the net for awhile and then my internet connection will leave, and it gets stuck on "acquiring network adress" and i have to reboot the router to get my connection back. do i have to change something through my router management page?

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Hello all,
I have a NETGEAR router, and something is starting to annoy me, when I used to download anything off the internet, in my firefox downloads tab, i used to be getting speeds up-to 600kb's but now I'm struggling to get 15kb's. My mum turns the router off on a night, because she knows i'l be playing on it all night :L the only time i can get back to 600kb's is when my service provider network goes down, so the phone lines go off. Then i can only have the download speeds until the router is turned off, then it's gone off again.

Help please?
Thanks in advance. xx

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The computer that I am working with was either knocked off the network or was taken off by mistake..However I am unable to get it authenticated onto the network again.I have changed out the cables,checked the configuration,nothing looks any different,I went to event viewer and found this error: 3095 NwlnkNb,This is a WINNT system.I will take any suggestions.

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You don't say what OS you are using or what Server software is in use, so I did a general search of the Microsoft KB and came up with the following.

If you could supply a bit more detailed information, it would help us pinpoint the problem, but try these;

Info 1

Info 2
This last one is a full search for 3095
info 3

This one is the result of searching for NwlnkNb
info 4

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I purchased a router for a DSL connection with both our computers. I can get on line with one but can't get on line with the other nor can we see each others files. What am I doing wrong? I have gone over and over and still no luck. I am running win98se on both. I know it must be something I am overlooking

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I just purchased a computer that had windows xp pro, i then installed windows xp pro korean edition on it, now windows does not recognize the ethernet card and i can't connect to the internet. In the device manager beside the ethernet card it shows a ? Can someone help?

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have you tried right clicking on the device with the "?" and updating driver, if so what was the result?

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I have a virgin broadband moden connected to a switcher box which has the ability to have 5 ip addresses running at one time, i have 3 connected to the LAN with no issues but i have just tried to link another computer and its not allowing me to join my LAN. It comes up with Limited or no connectivity. It will not renew the IP address. Any suggestions guys. I use windows XP. I could really do with some guidance. Thanks in advance.

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jonny159 said:

i have just tried to link another computer and its not allowing me to join my LAN. It comes up with Limited or no connectivity. It will not renew the IP address. Any suggestions guys. I could really do with some guidance. Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

On the box that fails, get a command prompt (start->run->cmd) and enter ipconfig /all >myTcp.txt
now view that file
if you see any thing like
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e820:1900:d29f:bed4%15(Preferred)​then you need to google for "windows disable ipv6" and apply the fix that relates to your {xp, vista, win7}.Click to expand...


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