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

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

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?

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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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Running Windows XP Home Service Pack 2

It seems that what I'm trying to do should be simple. Yet I've literally been trying to do it for over a year. I stumbled upon this forum, so maybe you can make my dreams come true and actually give me a shared network *angels singing*.

Keep in mind, I once had a shared network and everything was fine. Then one day, it mysteriously stopped, and hasn't run since, even after hundreds (literally) of attempts to set it up again.

For the moment, all I want to do is have my computer (we'll call this computer, "Sony Laptop") appear in its own "My Network Places" window - not concerned with the other networked computer at the moment. I have tried "Set up a home or small office network" and "set up a wireless network for a home or small office" dozens of times, chosen every single combination possible, completed them, restarted, but "Sony Laptop" still never appears in "My Network Places." I cannot for the life of me understand it.

If that's all the info you need, please respond. If you want more observations, read below:


FRY'S DESKTOP is connected to BELKIN ROUTER via *ethernet*
SONY LAPTOP is connected to BELKIN ROUTER via *wireless*

-- ethernet ----- FRY'S DESKTOP
--wireless -------SONY LAPTOP

I can receive wireless internet with the SONY LAPTOP through the BELK... Read more

A:Windows XP Home "My Network Places" refusing to show network computers

You need to look at the dependency list for each service. In the case of Computer Browser, it's Workstation and Server.

Since Workstation is failing, that's probably the place to start.

Do you have WKSSVC.DLL in C:\Windows\system32? That's the workstation service, and it appears to be the missing module. I'd first try copying that from the installation disk, if it's missing, and then register it too by:

Start, Run, regsvr32 wkssvc.dll

If you can't find the DLL, you can run sfc /scannow to restore missing files.

A shortcut may be to download the file from DLL Dump and register it as described above.

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I have an xp 2400 using xp with a D-link DGL 4300 wireless router connecting wirelessly to a Thinkpad T42 (2 floors above). The signal strength reads good or very good, internet is great, but My Network Places wont generally let me in to the folders. When it does, I can't stream media files for longer than 20secs and file transfers fail, causing a not-responding situation.

all firewalls are off

any thoughts appreciated as new to wireless


A:Wireless Network- Internet great: My Network Places not

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I have a Linksys WMLS11b wireless media link. I can play mp3s and Internet radio through it on my network. Let's just say it's tempermental. Here's my current problem:

I turn it on (wired) to my network through my router. UPnP enabled on router firewall, and Windows firewall set to 'on.' It appears in the "My Network Places" as a UPnP device on my XP SP3 computer. But when I right click to invoke the device I get an error message that says:

"The device you are trying to use is not currently available on your network. Check to see if the device is on the network and try again."

Details about that error message here:


A similar problem someone else had with different devices is here:


I can easily open the setup utility for the device by going to the appropriate IP address in Firefox, so the device is working and it's on the network.

But because UPnP doesn't recognize it, I can't get to some key functions -- such as using Windows Media Player as the server to stream mp3s to the device.

What's going on?

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I'm running windows 2000 server with SP2 on a Compaq Proliant 1600 with an embedded NIC. I noticed that the ethernet adapter does not show up in the My network places properties. I have tried to get it back with tweekUI, Removing it from Device manager and reinstalling it, and ran an in-place upgrade. I have also disable the embedded NIC and tried adding a new PCI ethernet adapter, it too fails to show up. I can see the card in the command line. I have tried the netsh command to tie an IP address to the adapter and made it persistant, but the changes are lost on mandatory reboot. In order to keep the server up and running I have made it a DHCP client so I can use the machine. All comments are welcome on this one.

A:NIC card doesn't show in My Network Places properties

**** UPDATE **** I found a MS KB article on this and it was the dcom issue that eas the problem

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First off, apologies if this stuff is covered elsewhere. I did have a good browse using the search options but I couldn't find the info I needed

My question is this:

I have just bought a ZyXEL Prestige 650H/HW router and have two PC's connected to a DSL connection. One PC detects the connection just fine but the second one seems to only connect to the DSL connection intermittently. Sometimes I can browse the web and other times I can't.

I originally had a problem where my network card was assigning itself an IP address which was not compatible with the router so I changed to a static one but I still can't always connect.

I was wondering if I should be able to see my router in My Network Connections? I am running WinXP Home. All I see is my LAN and nothing else.

Is there any way I could set it up to show the router so I could at least check its connectivity status and maybe set to show an icon when connected to the net?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and I'd be happy to supply any other system info if you need.


A:Should I see my router in My Network Places?

I can ping the router when I am connected but I just don't know how to connect. It seems that sometimes I log on and I am connected and oter times not.

I also cannot see the other PC from either computer at these times, suggesting the network is not even set up. But, again, at other times I do see the workgroup computers.

I was wondering if maybe my network card is to blame, since when I have it automatically assign an IP address it gives one that is outside the compatible range for the router. Even if I set one manually, it can't seem to keep it and keeps reverting to an automatic one...

One further thing: the PC that does connect without a problem has two LAN connections showing and these are bridged. One of these I am not even sure what it is. It is called "1394 Connection". Could the fact that these two are bridged be stopping the other PC from accessing the router? Although even if I disable the bridge I can't seem to get in..

Thanks again for any advice

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 41659 MB; D: Total - 57231 MB, Free - 14579 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Nestos , Not Applicable, LXAJL0X031734074722500
Antivirus: None

Hi. I have a problem with my wireless connection. The tab under network connections does NOT show wireless connection. This happened after I reinstalled winxp. I installed the wireless driver but it did not work. I can only connect to the internet using the wired connection. What should I do?

A:Laptop doesnt show wireless network connection under network connections

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A:Solved: My network places not recognizing router

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I couldn't find an exact answer in the search, and i'm not sure if this procedure is different for Wireless Pcs:

I'm running windows XP pro on a Sony Vaio at a small business. I connect to the internet through the company's wireless network just fine, but am unable to see shared folders across the network, i.e. my network places is empty.

All (2) other machines on the network are set up correctly, so i just need to catch this laptop up with them. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Network Places empty for new wireless PC

It sounds like you have not set the laptop's workgroup name nor enabled file and printer sharing. Here is the "wizard" way of doing so. You only need run it on the laptop since you've said the other PCs are fine.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can ri... Read more

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I need to create a Wireless Network from my Netgear router we have on the computer because the Network that is currently in uses can only allow my mother's laptop to connect to the internet and will not allow other users to connect and no one knows the password and username to the router's settings so I'm thinking I need to reset it, but I don't know if the router had a installation CD with it and I don't know the ISP information or any other requirements to get a more accessable network working. Could anyone help me out?

A:Problem Reseting Wireless router/Wireless Network

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I've searched around on process to secure my wireless network, and just about every articles state to type in the default IP into your web browser to open the D-Link menu. The problem I'm having is, insead of the D-Link menu coming up, I recieve one for my DSL modem.

Is there any other way to check my D-Link config menu?

DSL Modem Model Number is: "ActionTec GT701"
Router Model Number: "WBR-2310"

A:Problem with securing my wireless network with D-link router

Your modem is a modem/router combo and probably has the same LAN IP address as the other router. To access the WBR-2310 disconnect it from the modem/router and then connect a computer to one of its LAN ports.

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I have a dlink router for my desktop, which is a HP pavillion desktop computer.

I had windows 7 set up so whenever I switch the router on, windows would automatically detect it and connect me to the wireless network.

I reset my router today and now for some reason windows does not detect any wireless devices. I can connect manually, but not with wireless.

Under devices for some reason WLAN autoconfig was set to manual. I set it to automatic, but still windows does not detect any wireless networks,

When i go to ''manage wireless networks'' and click add, i get ''windows cannot detect any wireless network interfaces''
I have also tried setting my SSID to visible and invisible and no change.

I dont know what has changed since yesterday, but this is frustrating so if any one knows how to remedy please advise.

I am connected to the inrenet without wireless, thw wireless light on the router is not lighting up, basically only for about a second.

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Hey guys!

Maybe someone can help me out with these questions I have:

1) What is "Client for Microsoft Networks" ?

2) What is "QoS Packet Scheduler" ?

3) Is it safe to disable these options?

I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me out.


A:My Network Places -> View Network Connections -> Properties (Screenshot Inside)

Response to Q3:
1. No. Not if you want to have a LAN of Windows PCs.
2. Yes.

Plus if your want to share files and a printer on a LAN you'd need to enable FIle and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

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Having a bit of a problem sharing files between 2 desktop computers and my laptop. All running XP Home. Some of the shared files have disappeared, some of the remaining files share and some don't. It all worked originally. I have checked to make sure sharing is permitted on all the files on all the computers. The printer sharing works. Is there an easy way to get it all back without running the setup wizard again? I had a bear of a time making this work the first time and do not relish the thought of spending a week re-doing it again.I'm using a Linksys WRT54GSv.5 wireless G/w speedbooster. I am wired from cable modem to the Linksys,wired to the 2 desktops from the hub and wireless to the laptop. Help would be appreciated!

A:Network Places Problem?

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My main desktop PC is running Windows Media Center and wired to the internet, my second desktop PC is running Windows XP and is wireless, my 3rd PC is a wireless laptop. I have set up shared drives on both desktop PCs. Every time I reboot either of my PCs, the shared drives go away when I try to access them from my laptop. If I open up My Network Places on my main PC, the shared drives will show there(after having it open for a few seconds) and then they will show on my laptop. Is there a service that needs to run automatically on my desktop PCs for this not to happen?

One more thing, all firewalls are down.

A:My Network Places Problem

During a reboot Windows completely shuts down. With no operating system running, the computer (and all of its drives) is off the network. After Windows boots again the computer's network connection is (usually) reestablished.

The only way to prevent this is to not restart Windows.

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Hello all.

I have a few PC's all networked up and all was running fine untill today, on this PC the "My Network Places" in the start menu disspeared and i knew something went wrong, however this is the problem:

The other PC's can see all the shared files on this PC and all the other PC's, but this PC cannot see any of them, or even its own shared folders.

I have checked the firewall and even deleted the IP's on each PC and retyped them into the firewalls on each pc and the problem still continues. Also, i tryed a reboot of the pc, even rebooted the router and the internet router and then told the firewall who each pc is as it resets the IP's or somrthing and i hate this networking stuff! - one more, iv'e tried disabling all the firewalls on the pc's nothing.

Thank you!

A:Solved: My Network Places Problem

Fixed the issue. Re tried everything to do with the PC in question, rebooted and it now works. Just FYI

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I set up ftp access to my web hosting account through the My Network Places thing in Win 2K, and it worked. Has worked for months. Then today is no longer worked, but gave me this error message instead:

Windows cannot access this folder. Make sure you typed the file name correctly and that you have permission to access the folder.

The computer is disconnected from the network.

The first part is ok. I have typed the name correctly, and I do have permissions. The last part is strange. My computer is connected to the network (hence this post through my browser), and the ftp computer I am connecting to is connected to the network (have tested by alternate means.)

Anybody understand what this error means? Is it something to do with mapping a network drive? Any ideas to get my ftp up and going again, and if not any suggestions for a simple (and free) windows FTP client I should use?


A:Problem using FTP through windows My Network Places

coffeecup 3.6Mb freeware

Using Coffeecup pdf file

Even better tutorial

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In the network map, the NAS shows as a computer, while the Router shows as a router, but also as a computer that can't be placed in the network. Also, the router shows model #, not SSID.

In explorer, when I view the network, both show up as computers, as well as router (infrastructure, but different icon from map, with the model name) and NAS (storage, but with text file icon).

Although this seems to have no negative impact on the network, at least that I'm aware of, I am curious about whether this is normal or not. I've gone through a bunch of different tutorials and similar threads, but none seem to have this particular issue.

A:Router and NAS show as computers on network

Just guessing here

DHCP (and perhaps DNS) server of router makes the network believe it is a server, hence a computer?

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I have several colleagues who have had their Network Places screwed up. When they click on one, they are taken to a folder with a desktop.ini file and "target" folder. Clicking on the target folder takes them to the network place they should have gone to in the first place. Something has changed in Win XP (SP 2) that takes these users to this "middle man" location instead of directly to the network places they have created. Anyone know what causes it? Anyone know how to fix it (without recreating all of their network places)?


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Hello guys, I recently purchased a NAS drive from Western Digital. It works like a charm when it backs up everything from 6 computers in my office. However, my employees are used to accessing the network storage via Start --> My Network Places. All 6 computers can access the network, but 2 of the computers can't see it on "My Network Places" for those two computers to access the network, they have to go through "View Workgroup Computers". I am not sure why I can't access the new NAS, as far as I know all the computers are up to date on the Net Framework which I think its 4.0 or 4.5, I am not sure which one is the latest, but it has the latest one.
Any ideas will be appreciated!

A:Missing Network Drive in Network Places on XP

Any suggestions ??

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I ran through the Network Wizard again, and put in the address of my desktop computer and voila!, the icon came back. I'm not a tech wizard by any means, and didn't know what the address of my desktop computer looked like, but I found some hints online and tried them. Thanks for the help guys.

A:Resolved: Network Places - Can't see one of the computers on My Network

No need to post a new thread to tell us this, just respond in the original thread. Also, you can mark the thread solved using the thread tools at the top of the page.

Here's your original thread: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/667123-network-places-can-t-see.html

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I have done my best to show what I mean by attaching screen shots from my Asus computer. The Toshiba has only the "1850house" name in its networking "files."

Strangely, both computers can access one another, with one exception where I am being denied permission to access the Toshiba's "C" drive from the Asus. [See last screen shot.] I can, however, access the Asus' "C" drive from the Toshiba.

I set the permissions for accessing the Toshiba's "C" drive for "everyone." [I am the only person who has access to the computers and they are password protected.]


A:Solved: Network apparently has two names in different places, plus a 2nd problem

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Sir, my PC product number is J2C54PA#ACJ , My PC does not show wireless network so that I could not find wif or blutooth device in my PC but before 1 month wirless network was shown in PC but till now it does not show. What I do plesae tell me

A:Wireless network do not show in my pc now

Refer the following weblink and try the troubleshooting steps which might resolve the issue:HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8)Wireless Internet connections suddenly drop? Can't connect via wireless? Error messages when using a wireless network? These instruction might help.

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To start this out let me exsplain my hardware and configuration.
Im running 3 computers all 3 are hooked to a linksys 4-port router model#BEFSR41...which is then hooked to a cable modem.
everything is working fine.no problems with anything..
One issue though....I like to play Counterstrike, sometimes i will create a internet game so I can play with a few of my friends.
Now, one of my friends will add my IP address to pingtool and scan to see if it is running...nothing...he will then go into the Counterstrike menu and add my IP address in there also...nothing....ok...Then i was wondering if one of my other computers i have networked together would be able to see it...so i added the IP address of my host computer in pingtool and whalla...found it....also tried it in the counterstrike menu...found it..now im not understanding why my computers can see it and he cannot...The IP search program such as pingtool is a internet based program...doesn't make sence...i have a bunch of extra feature with my Router such as DMZ hosting, Port Forwarding,Blah,blah,blah.
which im sorry to say i really know nothing about those areas.
right now as im typing this, i started a internet game on one of my other computers..the IP address is
maybe someone who see's this can see if my hosted game is showing up on there end>>
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!


A:Network/Router not letting hosted games show on internet

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Hi All,

So I got a Toshiba Smart TV on super-sale a few weeks ago and am just now trying to figure it out. I've gotten it to access my wireless network and can stream Netflix and the like, so that's a start....

BUT... when I go to the media center on the TV, although it shows my home PC, it says there are zero media files available. I have set all my media folders on the PC as share-able as they can be (I think). Also, the network map and list of network devices on my PC does not show the TV even when the TV is on and connected to the wireless....

Are there any tips or suggestions? It'd be nice to stream music and movies through my TV if that's possible....

Thanks so much.


Oh, and my OS is Windows 7 64-bit Home

A:Wireless TV won't show up on Home Network...

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Solved on my own - thanks anyway

A:Solved: Wireless network won't show up

Open up an internet browser and type and hit enter. Then click on "wireless" and there should be a setting to "enable wireless"

Just a thought

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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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I would really appreciate some help on this, I have looked EVERYWHERE, even these forums, and every topic i find has many ideas but none seem to work. Of course I will try them all again if needed and recommended.

Anyway here is what it is...

I have very inconsistent access to the internet through my main computer. I had added new computer to the network a long time ago and they both worked fine for a long time. When i added a third however this problem began, (Im not sure if that is the cause, becuase it hasnt even been connected to the network for the majority of the time ive had the problem, its been in a corner because of monitor issues)

Sometimes the internet works (not on main comp now) other tiems it doesnt, when it does it seems slower than it should.

I can't see any network places of other computers from main comp, and repairing the connection gives the problem, task can't be completed : clearing NetBT.

Other computer does not have this problem at all, and has reliable internet access, and can see network places.

I have tried alot of things, would be happy for help please.
EDIT: All comps on XP
Can't ping other machines.
Networked through router
Thanks in advance

A:Clearing NetBT, Network places internet acces, (one problem 3 issues I believe)

Is the router assigning IP's? You say you can't ping other machines, can you ping the router? If you can ping the router, and if the router is providing IP's, open a command prompt at each machine and type "ipconfig /release & ipconfig /flushdns & ipconfig /registerdns & ipconfig /renew".

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I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows 10. I recently installed a new router a Linksys AC 1200. The desktop, a laptop, and a printer were logged on to the network. The router shows all devices as part of the network. The desktop is on-line but cannot access the printer. The laptop is on-line and can access the printer.The network and sharing center shows that the network includes the router and printer but not the desktop. How do I get the desktop to be part of the wireless network.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8095 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 919 GB (811 GB Free); E: 931 GB (632 GB Free); F: 31 GB (23 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C2XKD
Antivirus: PC Matic Super Shield, Enabled and Updated

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I have an Acer aspire one and I'm not sure what I did to it but my wireless network doesn't show up in the network connections. And I know it is not a modem problem because other laptops can connect to it...

What do I do?

A:Wireless network doesn't show up on connections...

Go to Start/Run and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. In the Device Manager are there any devices with yellow flags? if so, go to the Acer Drivers site, find your make and model # and download the WiFi adapter driver for your computer.

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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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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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Hi, I have two PCs with winxp sp2 installed on a home network with internet connection sharing. On the pc that connects to the Internet when I click on my network places, Entire network and then microsoft windows network it takes a while for the network to appear and when i try to access the other computer it does the same.

On the other computer it accesses everthing straight away.
Does anyone knoe what is wrong?

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I just upgraded my security and changed the name of my wifi network, but I still show the default network names in MY NETWORK PLACES/ENTIRE NETWORK/MICROSOFT WINDOWS NETWORK of MSHOME and WORKGROUP.

How can I delete those two network names.

I'm running XP on all of the pcs on the network and Norton Internet Security (which seem to gum up a lot of stuff <g>).



A:Remove old network in My Network Places?

Not too sure but try going to a command prompt and type ipconfig/flushdns

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God I love this place!

Anyway, we have two computers on a network, one wireless, one wired in. My network runs, we both have internet ETC. Now, I wanted to transfer a BIG file from one computer to the other yesterday, and before I'd just right click-sharing and security, and then it'd show in my network places on both computers. Now that doesn't happen, nothing shows up.

I have changed lots of things, I have changed both work group names to something else, changed computer names, and even re-installed my network, but alas, it isn't working.

Both computer have XP SP2 home.

A:Network error, My network places.

can you ping each othe rby ip? if yes, can you ping by name? this step by step troubleshooting may help, http://www.howtonetworking.com/Troubleshooting/notaccessibale0.htm

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Was working about a week ago, now "my network places" is blank. I can ping all other netwrk computers by ip and name. I ran network setup, no change. Work group is the same. Tried turning off Windows firewall, no change. Also using MSE. Nothing has changed as far as I know on this computer.

Thanks for the help.

A:can't see network computers in My Network Places

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My Wifi Doesnt run well. Sometimes it gets stuck showing no networks and sometimes works. I've tried uninstalling drivers and tried updating and checked all the services related to it but seems everything from windows working fine. I have to restart the Laptop in order for the problem is fixed but it's just once every few times.. any helps please ?

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So, I happened to do CD recovery a day ago; *Due to forgetting Administrator password* and now my laptop seems to not be able to pick up any wireless connections when there usually is a ton. Also every time my laptop restarts it always loads saying "Preparing for first time use" Like I used the CD recovery again. which I didn't. I thought that maybe it has to do with the Drivers and such, though im not very tech fancy, so I wouldn't exactly know where to find the correct driver to install, and which to install.
Here is my laptop's Information:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MUOI-PC
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
System Model U56E
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. U56E.208, 7/26/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Muoi-PC\Muoi
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.91 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.92 GB
Total Virtual Memory 11.8 GB
Available Virtual Memory 8.49 GB
Page File Space 5.91 GB
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A:My laptop doesn't show any wireless network connections

You can get the drivers here ASUS - Notebooks- ASUS U56E
start with the chipset then audio,video,lan,wifi then any others you do not need any driver programs they can offer drivers that are unsuitable for your system,download the drivers to either a usb stick or burn to a disc and transfer to your computer

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Hey, we got internet in our uni house from virgin media, and I sorta got it up and running then someones dad came over (who is really good at that sorta stuff) and got it running like it should (something to do with lights on the router)

It kind of works, but...
I called it 'pretty fly for a wi-fi' and for some reason he renamed it to hayeshouse. We didn't particularly want that name so we switched it back to pretty fly for a wi-fi and changed the password again

Now, both names show up, they are both connectable, the hayeshouse one has the dad's password, and pretty fly for a wi-fi has our own password. It doesn't connect if you put in the wrong passwords, and my phone only picks up hayeshouse, even though we renamed it

I honestly don't understand what's wrong lol, I did try rebooting the router but that didn't do anything, and I have no clue when it comes to networking so don't know what else to do xD

ps. occasionally the internet will cut out and I'll temporarily switch back to hayeshouse until that stops working, then connect again to the original (and repeat if it still keeps cutting out)

My house mate is fine on the wired internet, but it seems pretty dodgy through wireless

A:Renamed wireless network, now both names show up and can be connected to

What's the brand and model of your modem (or modem/router combo)? If also have a separate broadband router what is its brand and model?

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I am running a peer-to-peer LAN of Win XP Pro SP2 boxes. Over 35 of them in a particular workgroup. All static IP addresses.

All machines have File and Print Sharing set up and Windows Firewall turned off.

I have used "HP Install Network Printer Wizard" to install a couple of HP 2300's and a HP 2200d printer, each of which have JetDirect 615N cards installed. But my problem isn't with the installation and use of the printers. In fact, this software works fine and everyone prints happily.

Here's the catch: all machines using HP Install Network Printer Wizard mysteriously disappear from My Network Places (no matter what machine I use to look at My Network Places) after 20 minutes. If I reboot one of them, it's back for about 20 minutes, then gone.

Now, they're pingable and in fact you can find them using the Search button. But they're not visible, and to my staff, this is a major obstacle.

I have 8 boxes without the HP wizard, and they're visible on My Network Places 24/7.

Using a couple different boxes as guinea pigs, I can affirm that deleting the printers, uninstalling HP Install Network Printer Wizard and eliminating references to it in the registry does not reverse the situation and fix the problem. Ugh.

I can also affirm that disabling our Kaspersky Anti-Virus does not solve the "vanishing" problem.

A call to HP Support and subsequent discussion with their reps yielded no help, although they did get a good chu... Read more

A:Computers Using "HP Install Network Printer Wizard" Vanish from My Network Places

OK there is a catch here you know how the printers after 20 min of no using them is going in stand by mode ... for some reason the network card is going in standby mode for the printer also if you try to print over the network you gonna see that the printer is going back visible.
Solution: There was a option in Network Monitor Devices for don't going on that "standby mode" check and see if this will help you.

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

I have a program on my computer called Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, which has something to do with my network adapter (Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN). I recently had an annoying notice popping up from this program saying 'The Wireless Network Adaptoor could not be found'. So I decided that I should find a solution on Intel's forums. I came across a thread that discussed my problem, and one of the Intel workers mentioned that Uninstalling and Reinstalling the program would be the best solution. So I followed the steps and came across a huge problem . Turns out that once I removed this program, my computer wouldn't connect to my wireless network in my house. I went onto my other devices throughout the home and they all seemed to be working fine, and that my router was still working fine aswell. I went onto my other computer and downloaded the program onto my USB, and installed it back onto my original computer. There still wasn't any difference, and my computer still currently can't connect to my wireless access point. I've rolled back drivers, updated them, and I've refreshed wireless network adapters in my Network and Sharing Center in Control Point. I'm starting to run out of ideas, and I really need some help. My computer can still detect networks though, but I've discovered it can connect to my Mobile Phone's Access Point, meaning I can connect to 3G through my phone. I'm sus... Read more

A:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

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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I have a friend's laptop (Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4040) that she recently got and I can't get the wifi on this thing to work. The built-in wifi card shows fine in Device Manager, but, if I attempt to use it in a network, I get a vague error about driver issues. She got a USB wifi adapter, as well, and the same thing is happening with it. I've installed the drivers from the Toshiba website and made sure they were up to date with Windows for the built-in card and used the CD that came with the on networks wifi adapter to install that driver. Neither adapter shows up in ipconfig /all, either.

Might anyone know where to go next? I could reinstall Windows, but I fear there's something simpler I'm missing.

A:Wireless card(s) show in Device Manager but cannot connect to network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd recommend for you to boot in Safe Mode with Networking by restarting the laptop, continue tapping F8 then select this option. Disable any AV or Security programs, go to Device Manager uninstall the Wi-Fi adapter(s), then reinstall the drivers again.

An update will be nice.

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Hi there,

I'm having this strange problem i never had before, yesterday when i turned on my laptop, strangely i couldn't find my wireless network on the list, i can see all the neighbors networks that always show up but NOT mine! I adding a wireless network manually but that didn't work either so i removed it, then i plugged in the cable and its working perfectly, but i just can't figure it out why wouldn't the wireless work. I tried clicking that "connect even if the network is not broadcasting" but that didn't make any changes!
I have a dell inspiron 1525, windows 7, ZyXEL Prestige 600 router

ohh and yes, this last week i would sometimes loose signal from my adapter, i usually had to switch it off and then on again and it would work. But i have no idea what should i do now !

Please HELP!

A:wireless network suddenly doesn't show up, but wired it works?!

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Hi everyone: I’m having an extremely frustrating problem connecting to my Netgear DG384G v3 wireless router in my flat.

In short:

Ever since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro, internet browsers do not detect a connection to the internet despite a wireless connection being detected in the network connections (and the icon in the system tray) when my wireless adapter is plugged into my PC. Connection problems only occurred after the reformat, another PC in my flat connects wirelessly to our router with no problems (before, during & after the time I reformatted; I’m posting this using his PC) and the router config settings have definitely not been changed in any way so its not a router problem. It appears that the wireless adapter is able to detect a signal from the router but the router is not sending information to the adapter (I can’t even connect to the router setup IP address

More detailed:

1) I wiped the PC’s harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro – I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others I’d used) but it didn’t so I had to manually find nVidia chipset & 3com Ethernet controller drivers and SP1 (for USB 2.0 functionality), download them on another PC and transfer and install them on mine. I got SP2, this didn’t change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

2) When my Netgear WG111 v2 wireless adapter is plugged into a USB port, Windows recognises it as a d... Read more

A:Can't connect to net despite wireless adapter connecting to router's wireless network

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I have been having issues with my the Linksys Wireless card I installed in my Desktop computer for some time now. For some reason the connection just drops, but it still says I am connected. I leave a dos window open to watch as it happens by pinging the router. All of the sudden it will say "request timed out", but the icon shows that it's still connected to the wireless network.

I have tried just about everything to overcome this but nothing seems to work. Rebooting the router will allow it to work for a few minutes and then it times out again. Sometimes it will continue timing out, sometimes it will reconnect and sometimes it will says limited or no connection. Sometimes hitting repair will do the same thing...make it work for a few moments and they down again.

I have 4 other devices that connect to that router wirelessly and they have no issues at all, so I'm not prepared to blame the router. I noticed that my desktop's event view shows this entry frequently:

“The system detected that network adapter” Linksys...PCI Adapter – “Packet Scheduler Miniport was connected to the network, and has initiated normal operation over the network adapter”.

Would seeing this event frequently not indicate that the card was dropping often and coming back up?

I'm pretty much ready to run a 50' ethernet cable to the computer, but I thought I'd check with you guys first before I completely give up on the wireless card.

A:Wireless card says it's connected to my wireless network, but I cannot ping router

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I have a desktop running windows 2000 connected to a wireless router with ethernet. I also have a laptop running windows xp connected to the router wirelessly. The each can access the internet perfectly fine...but how do I access the desktop from the laptop. How do I print from the laptop on the printer connected to the desktop. Please help....I have been looking for hours on how to do this and have found no solution.

A:network wireless laptop(xp) with desktop(2000) through wireless router?

you can do a remote desktop connection, provided that you enable it on both machines. you'll need the DNS names of both machines, btw.

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