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

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

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

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

"how do I proceed on doing this?"

Ask your work's IT department.

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

Ask your work's IT department.

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

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


A:Remotely Connecting to Home Network?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Trouble connecting work laptop to home internet


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

[email protected]

Best regards,

@Centurylinkhelp Team

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

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

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

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

When I click on the X I get this report:

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

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

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


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

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Hi, I am very new to all of this "administrator only" sh*& but I have been trying to just figure it out by trial and error and I came across my Event Logs, which told me that "airspace" had been initiated. I do not know what this means and when I type in AIRSPACE to the search on this page, nothing comes up.   The event log looks like this:The description for Event ID 51 from source OfficeAirSpace cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.The following information was included with the event:True30The message id for the desired message could not be found    My boyfriend is pretty well versed in the language of Scripts, and my paranoia has gotten the best of me. I believe he has been accessing the files on my computer. I found an app on his iphone that was through Chrome Remote Assistance or Access or something like that. Its like an app or an extension I guess. Anyways, I like that he also installed some sort of keylogger or something that monitors my behavior on my computer. I was trying to dig up some concrete evidence of him doing so, and came across my "event logs" (an example is above in bold italics and underlined) Could he possibly be doing this through our wireless inte... Read more

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My home computer uses windows XP Pro SP3

My work laptop uses windows 2000 and I don't see a remote desktop connection anywhere.

Can this be done, and if so , can you please help me!


A:remotely connect to my home desktop from work (different OSs)

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I am using Remote Desktop Access to access my PC at work from my laptop at home which is behind a security enabled Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

Although I have enabled my PC at work to be remotely accessed and I have been successful in accessing it when I am on the WEP secured wireless network at work, I cannot access it when I am home.

I have seen several posts related to this but nothing seems to work. A step by step directions to get this solved would be great.

I am sure everything is in order in the work computer but there is probably some configuration with the Linksys router that is not allowing me to use Remote Desktop Access.

A:Accessing work PC remotely from behind a Linksys router at home

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

A:Connecting to work from home

Would need a lot more info.

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

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I have a guy at work whom his computer keeps bluescreening while at home trying to connect to our VPN. I for the life of me cannot figure out what it is. I have reinstalled network drivers, chipsets you name it and still having an issue. Tried to read the minidump file and this is what spits out. Any Ideas?

Microsoft ® Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.402 X86
Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Mini081410-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: C:\windows\Symbols
Executable search path is:
Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 3) MP (4 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x804d7000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x8055d720
Debug session time: Sat Aug 14 13:14:23.109 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:34:32.465
Unable to load image ntoskrnl.exe, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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A:BSOD while connecting to work VPN while at home.

None that I can see.

Lsass errors with thie message seemed to occur frequently with Win 2000...but I don't see much for XP errors. Also seems to be related frequently to print function.

Have you checked Event Viewer for possible clues?

The obvious thing would be to uninstall the network drivers this person is using and reinstall them, IMO.

No one else at your worksite has this problem?


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I have two Windows XP (Home Edition) computers at home. The two machines are networked by an ethernet cable. I am using a D-Link DI-604 router to share a cable modem connection. I have a Windows 98se computer system at work with a dial-up 56k modem. I would like to gain access to my home network from work. Can someone please advise me on the best route to take. I believe my IP address is a public address.

A:Connecting To Home Network From Work. Best Option?

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I am trying to connect to my work network from my home computer via adsl internet at both ends.
I have set up a network place at work computer for 'incoming connections' and am accessing that from home. I can connect no problem and the connection appears at both ends. I can not however see or find any files even though the files I am looking for are shared and available to other computers on the work network. I go to network places on my home computer and select search. I enter the name of my work server but it always says nothing found. The username and password I use to access the VPN connection is the same one as other computers at work use to logon. My logon password at home however is different.

Any idea?

Thanks a lot.


A:problems connecting from home to work via internet

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Due to corona virus my wife started working from our home office last week. She used our personal PC to connect to her work through Citrix with a few hiccups but eventually no problem. Our PC connects to internet via wifi due to distance from router.
This week she was unable to connect. Her IT department couldn't resolve it and said it can't connect because it is not cabled?????
So my wife had to go to work, collect her computer and bring it home. We now have our outdoor garden table in the living room as a makeshift office so she can plug her work computer into the router. Two kids and husband confined at home too!

Apart from buying a 10m network cable is there a fix to get connected via wifi?

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I have some video files that I want to send to a friend, but they are way too large, is there a way that the other person can connect to my portable drive and download the files from mine?

Both pc's running XP.

Many thanks

A:Connecting To Another Pc Remotely

Hello Activa,You could create a VPN using https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/vpn.asp?lang=en then they can connect to a shared drive and copy the files across.

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It is my understanding that windows 2000 has some sort of built in remote software? Does anyone know any thing about it?

A:Connecting to my PC Remotely

You could have a read of this TechTV article on using the Remote sharing using netmeeting

Please take note of the potential security risks of using netmeeting

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I am not sure if this is the proper forum for this topic, but it's the closest I could think of.

I would like to know if there is a way to access a computer from another location.

I manage a SCUBA shop. Sometimes I want to do some work at home but I need to access the program and information from the computer at the shop.

We do not use a server. We have a simple wired network at the shop.

Is there any way I can log on and connect with the shop PC from my home PC and actually use a certain program and do work (make changes, updates, etc.) that will stay saved just as if I was working on the computer itself?

As always, thank you for any and all help.

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is there any specific setting u need to set in a router before you can remotely connect to your pc?

A:remotely connecting to pc

How are you going to remotely connect?

with the windows software? ssh? ftp? telnet?

You'll probably need to forward a port, depending on what type of remote connection you plan on using which I believe for the windows "Remote Assistance" feature you would need port 3389 (assuming there is another machine connecting to you, if you are connecting out you should not need to forward the port).

If that doesn't make sense let me know and I'll see if I can clarify some.

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I have a basic problem of understanding and trust that someone can explain a few things for me.

A friend of mine runs a small business and I've set up the network and machines for him, plus an ADSL connection. All basic stuff using modem router, ethernet switch and bundles of wires.

The machines are running mostly WinXP with one on Win2000 pro.

He now wants to be able to connect remotely from home as if his home machine were on the network (rather than using something like VNC or PCanywhere).

So, the questions...

1. Is this what VPN is all about?

2. If so, is that the only way to do it?

3. Can it be done with the systems he's already got or does he need to put Win200x Server on a machine?

4. Is ther a Linux server configuration that could provide this? (Money is very tight)

5. Although the office has broadband, if the remote connection is via a modem, is the whole thing too slow to consider?

6. I've heard of 'terminal services'; what's that all about?

I hope that someone can help with this. Although technically competent in many areas, I've never looked at this area before.


A:Connecting remotely

assuming he's running xp pro at the office end then he (or rather you) can set up remote desktop on the office PC and log in (using terminal services, or the web client for terminal services) to it as if he were sitting right in front of it.

there's a guide here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx

you'll have to open up a port or two on the office internet connection, but apart from that it's pretty straight forward.

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I have a home network of several PCs and also have tightVNC installed on a few so i can 'remote' connect to them on my LAN. Is there a way to do this remotely? I know about things like crosslink and remote access on XP pro, but i want to be able to connect without needing any input from the target computer. The only thing I can think of is to do remote access to my 1 XP pro machine and from there connect to the others on my LAN, but that would probably be really laggy as it would be a tunnel in a tunnel. Are there any programs that will let me connect to my IP and my LAN? Preferably without installing anything as I may use computers that I can't install things to or make major changes to the network settings. Thanks!

A:connecting remotely to LAN

I use UltraVNC when I'm traveling to link back to two systems in my office. I'm not clear on "not installing anything", what exactly do you mean?

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

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

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

Can anyone offer good advice?
All responses appreciated.

A:connecting Laptop HD to Home PC?

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I have an XP computer with a static IP address and a Sonicwall router that is configured to allow this computer to be connected to remotely.

I want to replace this computer with a new one.

When I take the old computer off the network (disconnecting ethernet cable from back of pc) and bring up the new one in its place (same static IP address as old pc), I try to connect to it from outside the network (public iport) and I am unsuccessful.

What could be preventing me from connecting to this new computer remotely even though it has been given the same IP address as the old computer?

Remote Desktop is enabled in system properties and windows firewall...

A:How to Continue Connecting Remotely?

"I want to replace this computer with a new one"...
Is this "new' computer also running XP?

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I work remotely at home from a company-owned Mac which hooks into the company's Mac network. But the physical Internet connection (DSL) is actually through my own Windows XP computer. The Mac is being repaired (or actually, juiced up) at the moment, and I'm just curious for my own info, how to access the Mac network directly from this XP computer. The server has an address beginning with the letters afp. I just don't want to try messing around with it without some expert advice, for fear I'll mess up one of the existing connections I have with my own Internet and so on. Nothing crucial, nothing requiring an immediate answer, just curious.


A:Connecting Remotely To A Mac Network

If I understand you correctly, you want to share files between the 2? Do you use a router?file sharing XP and MacMark

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

A:Connecting my laptop to the internet at home

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

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

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

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

A:Connecting my laptop with my Home Desktop ??

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

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

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

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

Good luck and let us know how this works out!

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

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

how do i do this?

A:connecting laptop to my home network

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Hello Everyone,

i recently won a laptop (Toshiba Satellite) and wanted to use it as a media station to watch movies on my tv.
My Tv doesnt have HDMI so i had to by a VGA to SVideo adapter and connected tv and laptop, but the screen on the tv stays dark. no reaction. if i connect my macbook everything works fine, so i assume theres something wrong in the settings.

The video settings recognise that there is a 2nd screen and i tried cloning, split screen, just the tv. all sorts of possible settings i could imagine, but no reaction.

Do i have to set some special settings to get win7 work with a tv?


A:Connecting Laptop with TV does not work

Try Windows Key+P to toggle the Video Out

Or try FCT+F5 to toggle the display

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Hi, you see, i need to connect to a computer in my LAN without IT being logged off. In other words, i am too lazy to walk the 30 feet to get there (no im not fat) BUT .. other people use it. Very confusing situation lets not concentrate on that right :bounce: . Anyway, i could always connect to the pc with it being logged off, simple, i just log onto it from mine with the user name and password . But, i need to do that without it being logged off ( i think i just said that 4 times now) because since other people use it, well.. it wouldnt be too helpful for them to have the laptop logged off all the time right? If they were on then i couldnt use it , and if i were on they couldnt use it. madness. anyway, just wondering if there is any way i could do this with the Remote Desktop Connection. Ive had friends who did it before i dont know if they used a different program or what and no, they are not totAl h4x00rss. So, any help would be appreciated :knock:

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A client has a win2k server at one location. They have a second location and would like to connect to the server from location 2 with their desktops. How do you set up the ip addresses? They have dsl with static ip addresses I believe at both locations. I know you can use terminal services I just don't know how to set up the ip addresses. Do you assign an ip? Do you use the ip given to you by the ISP? Thanks in advance. Or is there somewhere I can read up on this. Ip addressing etc. I have the microsoft windows server study book ( its about as big as a dictionary). It doesn't seem to have a lot of how to in it.

A:terminal services/connecting remotely

You can setup a VPN. I know you already have one Microsoft Study Book, but check out the MSCE Windows 2000 Server 2nd Edition book from Microsoft itself. Server 2000 can handle 256 simultaneous remote connections.

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I have tried on two different occasions to connect remotely to try and help friends with there computers. This is very frustrating as it doesn't seem to work very well. I enabled it in windows. I enabled it in my router and the same on my friends. All of us have routers. Could that be the problem? I am using windows remote connection. Is there an easier way to connect to friends/clients who don't have static ip's?

A:Hard time connecting remotely

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I'm needing to connect via a modem to a Win2000 server system and have never done this before so I'm seeking some guidance.

I believe the server has been set up to accept this sort of connection and there's an account set up which ought to allow this.

So what do I do at my end?

I've got a system running Win2000 pro and I've got a modem but now what?

Do I set up a DUN connection to the server? And what then happens when I dial up to it?

As you can see, I'm completely in the dark but need to get to the position where I can administer the server remotely.

A:Connecting remotely to Win2000 server

You could setup a vpn connection. But the server need to be configured as well

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

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

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

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

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

This is especially perplexing for many reasons:

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

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

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

Thanks much.. this one has me stumped

A:laptop stopped connecting to internet, except at home

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

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

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

Thanks for any help.


A:Problem connecting new laptop to home wifi

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

A:Connecting laptop to home stereo trouble

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

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

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

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

A:Connecting laptop to TV on Windows XP home edition

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

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

A:COnnecting to a home computer from a corporate laptop

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any advice.

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I have a Linksys router setup with several devices connected to it through both wired and wireless connections. Recently one of my laptops running windows 7 stopped connecting to it. The network shows up in the list of available networks but when I try to connect to it I get the unable to connect message. All of the other laptops are working perfectly. The following is a list of things I tried to fix the problem:
1. power cycled the router
2. completely reset the router i.e. different ssid, different encryption and no encryption
3. deleted the network profile and tried to connect
4. tried connecting the laptop to other networks and was able to connect to them
5. updated drivers on the broadcom 4313 802.11 adapter
6. ran the extremely useless windows network trouble shoot, it said that i needed to disconnect and then reconnect the power to the router

I have no idea where to go from here. Any help at this point would be greatly appreciated.

A:Laptop stopped connecting to home network

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Could use a little help.

Desktop computer Vista
Laptop computer Win 7

On my network (wireless), my Desktop can find and use everything that is on my Laptop computer.

When I try to find or map out the Desktop from the Laptop, the Laptop cannot see my desktop at all (eg in the Network "explorer-type" window in Win7) .

I've checked my firewall settings, and my sharing properties on both computers, but I think I missing some setting somewhere that will let me connect from the Laptop to the Desktop (so that I can use my Desktop printer).

Help would be appreciated.

A:Connecting Win7 laptop to home network...

Are both PCs within the same workgroup? I don't mean HomeGroup but workgroup (XP style). Double check your sharing optons on both PCs. Sounds like your doing simple file sharing so disable password protection, disable public sharing, enable network discovery, enable file/print sharing. This is a start.

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

A:connecting laptop to home theater via HDMI

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

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

A:Problems connecting Laptop wirelessly to BT Home Hub

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

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




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

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

A:Connecting laptop to TV on Windows XP home edition

Hi and welcome to TSG,

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

Closing duplicate.

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I want to be able to print remotely, don't know if it is possible,
I had a desktop connected to linksys with cable and usb printers connected to a usb hub and all of them connected to my wireless laptop.
Now the desktop is in repair, how do I connect to the printers, Do I have to connect linksys to my computer and drag the printers with it or
is there a way to connect to them with the wireless connection from the laptop? Laptop says, "printspooler" is not running? where do I find it?
The printers (2) were shared through the desktop setup, meaning, desktop connected to linksys, linksys connected to wireless hub,,printers connected to hub and it worked fine,.
I would love to figure this out without the desktop.

I have the same printer programs on the laptop but not physically connected, since they are upstairs.
(p.s. FYI =I have 2 printers connected because one was given to me and I was curious if both can be connected and work, and it did with a lot of fiddling with the settings)
Would appreciate any suggestions, do I have to install the linksys program also on the laptop to be able to talk to it without plugging it into laptop,??

A:Solved: connecting to linksys remotely, wirelessly

If the laptop that was connected to the printers is not there, you obviously can't print to them.

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I hve been in touch with Microsoft Windows Technical Support during the last few days. The person who has been in touch with me by e-mail, now wants to connect remotely to my computer to assist me with a computer problem. Is this a normal procedure? Also
I need to make sure this is a bona-fide request made with the authority and knowledge of Microsoft. I appreciate the assistance offered but I am a little nervous about this and I won't be comfortable doing this without first confirming the above.melita

A:Connecting remotely to Microsoft Technical support



As far as I know, if you submit an incident through Microsoft Support Center, they will provide email support with remote service. It is a normal procedure. However,
if you don't submit any case to Microsoft, please don't let anyone called "Microsoft" to remote your computer.


Best Regards,

Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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I've just got a second hand laptop (Advent 7066M, Model No. SIM2000 Notebook PC). I can't work out to my home wireless network. When I go to device manager under "Network adapters", there's a red cross through "PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter" and under "Other devices", there's a question mark with an exclamation mark on top of it next to "PCI Modem". I've tried installing the network related stuff from C:\Applications, but that didn't seem to help.

Please could someone offer me some suggestions for getting online?


A:Solved: Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network

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Hi I frequently encounter drop of connection with my wifi. Recently, my connection dropped midway and then not connecting back. I have tried disabling and re enabling the wireless network adapter. I have tried unistall/install the driver. Upgraded the driver, Nothing was of help. Laptop is detecting the wifi, but when I am trying to connect, I am getting message "cannot connect to this network". I am able to connect to wifi from my mobile hotspot. Please help.

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I have had no problems connecting my laptop wirelessly to my network at home, but all of a sudden it stopped connecting. I can connect to wireless networks elsewhere, but my laptop has stopped connecting at home. Can someone help?

A:trouble connecting laptop to home wireless network

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Hey guys... im slightly new to vista...just got my vista laptop a month ago... see profile for specs... well my office network is kind of old and the file server runs windows nt 4.0... is there any way of connecting to the file server as this would make my job a lot lot easier as currently i need to save my files to my email, find a bloke willing to lend me his pc and then download it to the file server.... or find a usb flashdrive and transfer stuff... my xp home notebook used to let me use the nt server as a network drive.... also, i cant see any computers on my office network except those running on vista (not even xp) and this sucks at home too as my print server runs on windows 98 (old lappy made to serve as a printer server for my canon i200 inkjet printer)... please can someone help me???? pl pl pl pl

A:Connecting Vista Home Premium Laptop to office network

pl help.... anyone????

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