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Solved: Both Vista machines in my network, suddenly cannot access the internet via br

Q: Solved: Both Vista machines in my network, suddenly cannot access the internet via br

Well, this seems like a case of malware, but given that it has struck both vista machines at the same time, I am starting the thread in the Vista forum.

This morning, I got up and discovered that both of the Vista machines in our 4 machine network, are un-able to access the internet via browser. Strangely, they can access each other, share files, and I can even ping out to google from a command line, but that is as far as it goes. I get a connection error in both IE and Firefox. I can access the internet without issue on my XP laptop which I am presently typing on. It seems odd that whatever is at play affected both machines at the same time, which is why I tend to think malware, but who knows..

When I diagnose Connection problems in IE it tells me that windows did not detect any problems with this computers network connection.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista.

Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
No good.. any advice appreciated..

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A: Solved: Both Vista machines in my network, suddenly cannot access the internet via br

My first suspect is a non-Windows firewall or security suite.

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I have a Toshiba P30 running xp pro and wired to a Thomson TG782T ADSL Modem and a Toshiba A100 running Vista home wirelessly connected to the same modem. I can connect to the internet with both machines but can't seem to network them.
Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Network Vista & XP Machines

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I've got several machines in a small group of machines, the machine doing the Disk Sharing is a win2k machine, others are win7 home premium, xp's, and even more win2k machines. They have all worked with the shared disk, lets call it \\c1a\Myfile mounted on the remote machines O: drive, all have worked perfectly for many years, until this week !! Monday or Tuesday, all of a sudden two win7 machines, when trying to mount the shared disk, come up with "Enter network password", while a third win7 machine mounts it fine.

There is no "network password", the old win2k platform did not have any network password. The only clue so far is that if one goes into the win7 system under the adapter, and "Client for Microsoft Networks" is clicked, the error happens, if not clicked, no error happens (and it never connects either..). A third win7 machine, works fine (so far...) I've gone so far as to do a complete system restore, and as soon as the network is activated, the error occurs. (I've turned off the automatic updates for now...)

Help, I'm at my wit's end on this !! Anybody have a solution ?

A:Solved: Some win 7 machines suddenly request "Network Password"

Thanks to Kevin for the fix!!!

Home Premium does not have the local security policy manager, so you need to do it through your regedit command.

I just did this and got it to work and I would consider myself a novice at this stuff.

So here is the regedit way: Click Start - type in regedit at the search prompt - open regedit. For safety, make a copy first!!

Click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE then SYSTEM then CurrentControlSet then Control then LSA.

On the right half there should be a bunch of names and types.

You need to add a new DWORD to the list so anywhere in the right half right click and hover over
"new" and select DWORD (mine said DWORD 32-bit value).

Cut and paste this in the name of the new DWORD you are adding without the quotes "LmCompatibilityLevel".

Now if you look under the column Data it should read 0x00000001 (0). This needs to be 0x00000001 (1).

To change the 0 to a 1, right click on the LmCompatibilityLevel name you just added and select Modify.
Change the Value data: from 0 to 1.

My Base was checked as Hexadecimal. Click OK. Close out of the Regedit.

Reboot your machine and whalla, it should work. I saw a couple of other threads that recommended changing
the value to 2, but 1 worked for me.

This is the fix that worked, a single entry in the Registry !! "

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Hey guys,

I've read numerous threads and have been trying for the past six hours trying to get my stupid computer to connect to the wireless network. I have a Dell Studio XPS 1340 laptop, wireless card is "Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WlAN Mini-card", router is cicsco E4200. I don't know that much about computers, so i've been relying on what people have suggested doing in former threads.

I know there is nothing wrong with the router, because the other computers in the house both by LAN and wireless can connect to the internet and it runs super fast. Mine was working great until suddenly last night, it said it was connected but that there was no internet access. I did upgrade my computer from Vista to Windows 7, but that was about a month ago, and I've had no problems since. When I clicked on the diagnostic button to try and let it resolve it itself, it pops up saying "DNS server isn't responding"

This is what I have done already:
1) reboot router, modem (shouldn't be a problem with them since all other computers can access perfectly)

2) I tried turning on/off my wireless on the laptop, and restarting, etc.

3) when I tried to ipconfig /release, it says "no operation can be performed on Local area connection while it has its media disconnected - same goes for when I do ipconfig /renew

4) I also tried flushing the DNS, by typing ipconfig /flushdns, it says successfully flushed the DNS resolver Cache, but after rebooting, nothing's changed.

5) I... Read more

A:Suddenly Wireless Network says No Internet Access

PS. I forgot to mention, when I plug in the ethernet, it connects, but still says no internet access.

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I have a netbook running Windows 7 Home Premium (name is Gary-asus-pc), a laptop (my wife's) running Windows XP SP3 (name is Dell640m), and a desktop running Windows XP SP3 (name is Dell8400). My Canon printer is USB-connected to my desktop. Until this week, my wireless network in my house was running fine and I could access the desktop files and printer from both the netbook and the laptop.

No software or hardware changes have been made to the laptop recently except for automatic updates.

Today, my wife tried to print a document from IE8 on her laptop and it didn't work. I tried from the netbook and it worked fine. When I tried to check the properties of the printer from the laptop, I received the message Access Denied. Checking the properties from the netbook worked fine.

Figuring that something got screwed up on the laptop, I deleted the printer from the laptop and tried to add it again. The wizard found the printer, but when I clicked Next a window appeared showing the following:

Title of window: Connect to Dell640m
Message: Connecting to Dell8400
(greyed out) User name Dell640m\Guest

There is no password set on any of the machines. Just pressing Enter or clicking OK simply brings the same window back.
I closed the window and went back to try to add the printer again. The laptop found the desktop but didn't find any printers on either the laptop or the desktop. This behaviour is pretty consistent. The first attempt after a reboot to find the p... Read more

A:Solved: XP SP3 network access suddenly asking for password

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I am having trouble seeing other computers on our network all of a sudden. I am on an Acer Aspire 5920 running Windows Vista Home Premium and the other computers are running Windows XP. I've had my computer for almost 1 year without having this problem, but all of a sudden I can't see the other computers in the network. The other computers are able to access my shared files. The really strange thing is if I go into any programs that have a network file as a recently opened file (under the File menu some programs store the latest few files you accessed) I can open, modify, and save it, but I still can't see the computer in the network locations. I also noticed in Wordpad that by default it opens to a network computer when I hit file->open and I can open files on that computer, but that same computer still doesn't show up if I browse to the Network folder. Any ideas on this?

A:Solved: Can't Access Network Computers Suddenly

We were able to fix this by unplugging the router and shutting down all the computers.

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The vista machine connected via wire to the FIOS actiontec router can see and access the vista laptop but not vice versa. However, when I bring up the network map from the laptop network/sharing center full network, i do see the desktop but when I click on the network from the start menu, I do not see it? Why different and how can I make it work?

Thanks Patti

Also, using McAfee but both machines can be seen in the mcafee network map.

A:2 Vista Machines not networking - Shows in Network Map but doesn't show in Network

A good place to start would be to reference this MS article to ensure all of your clients are configured correctly...

File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

I would be interested to hear back if any of the topics listed addresses your specific problem.

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Apologies for any spelling or grammatical errors but I'm having to write this on my phone for obvious reasons. In my house we have several devices connected to our wifi including smart tvs, consoles, phones and pcs. All have worked flawlessly until last week, when my computer stopped being able to find the network. Everything else still works fine, so I know the network is still working and broadcasting. Nothing has changed in terms of settings or location of any equipment. My pc still finds wireless networks from neighbouring houses but is acting as if ours doesn't exist. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this? I've booked a week off work for E3 and it now seems I may not even be able to watch it!

A:Solved: windows vista pc suddenly not acknowledging network

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My Vista notebook suddenly won't access the Internet - the connectivity diagnostics sometimes say "already connected" and still won't...connect; other times it's just the usual "IE cannot download this page" (or whatever that blue text says.)

Clicking on "Diagnose connection problems" results in the following message:

"The following policy settings on this computer might be blocking the connection:

Policy Provider: -

Damned cryptic, and zero help. I went into Windows Firewall and restored defaults, to no avail. Other than that I haven't tinkered with Internet settings at all, so this whole thing is mystifying. I'd been happily surfing with this notebook since I got it last fall, on both the cable router here at home and copping rides on unsecured wireless networks at the folks' over Christmas.

Can someone help with this? Thanks in advance...


A:Solved: Vista Laptop suddenly blocking Net access, worked before.

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I am unable to connect to any XP machines via network.

I have over 5 wireless stations. I can access the station if it Isn't XP. However my two XP stations are inaccessable. (they are actually even inaccesible to eachother) They are connected to the interenet effectively however I can not establish information in terms of file sharing. I get the message "windows cannot access /Station Name" When I attempt to click on their computer icon in the network section of windows.

All the wireless stations are on the same network name. I can ping every machine in the network.

Why can't I connect by clicking on their icon in "network neighborhood"

Also - is this "network neighborhood" on the desktop defined as "Active Directory" and how to i define the protocols? Please give precise information.

PS- I have guest account enabled, and they are all on the same network.

Why am I unable to connect?

Thanks for any practical information.

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I'm trying to dig through a networking problem one layer at a time. My overall problem is that a Win-7 box can't access files on an old Win-98 machine. I'll probably wind up starting another thread regarding that issue.

But in while trying to figure out that problem I've discovered that although the Win-98 machine shows up as a network member, I can't see any of the other newtwork machines from the Win-98 machine. I have no problem seeing and accessing files on the Win-98 box from my XP desktop machine. But if I go to the Win-98 box and attempt to browse the network the only item I see is "Entire Network". If I select that I get an error message box that states "Unable to browse the network" and refers me to the Network Troubleshooter. I can bring up the network troubleshooter and it shows me several radio button options, but if I select one and hit "Next" all I get is an empty window.

So, it appears that I have at least two layers to the problem. Win-98 box can't see my network. Troubleshooter doesn't work (maybe not included when win-98 was installed?).

Interestingly, I have Win-98 running in a virtual machine, and that copy sees the network just fine and can access files from other network members ok.

I'm inclined to believe that something I need didn't get set-up right when Win-98 got (re)installed, but I can't figure out what.

A:Wi-98 box can't see my network, but machines on the net can access files on Win-98 bx

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I just brought a new Toshiba laptop yesterday. At first, just last night Vista was recognizing my Linux machine shares and was working great. I booted it up today and it's just not seeing it anymore. The only thing that has changed is that I have installed some windows updates (not all of them yet, they're downloading very slowly). Please help me fix this

thank you

laptop specs

# Processor: AMD Turion Ultra Dual Core ZM-80, 2.1GHz, 2 Mb L2 cache
# RAM: 2GB DDR2 800 MHz memory
# HDD: 320GB 2.5 inch 5400 rpm SATA drive
# Display: 15.4 inch WX display, 200 CSV
# Optical: 8x DVD-SuperMulti +-R DL(SATA) drive
# Graphics: ATI Radeon? 3100 Graphics 256MB dedicated system video memory
# Wireless: Realtek 802.11(b⁄g)
# Modem: Yes
# Webcam: VGA Webcamera with Microphone
# Audio: Standard speakers
# Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium

A:[SOLVED] Vista suddenly stopped seeing my Linux machine on the network

never mind i sorted it out myself!

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Hello everyone!
So yesterday, my laptop simply decided to stop connecting to my wireless network. I'm at a loss as to why and what to do. All other devices in my house are getting a perfect signal from the network but my computer either can't find it, or only has 1 green bar and says it cannot connect. I've tried a system restore, I've tried to troubleshoot on my computer and can't figure it out. The weird thing is it is picking up other wireless signals fine (like my neighbors, ect) but just not my home one. Again, it was working one minute, then simply stopped working and hasn't been able to connect at all.


A:Solved: My Dell Inpiron (Vista) suddenly can't connect to my wireless network?

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Hey guys. I made a post similar to this in windows 2000-xp-2003 forum, but no responses. I recently installed windows 2000 on my moms computer. Since then, every computer is detecting an "internet connection" in the XP Network Connections. WHY? Its slowing the internet down, and Nobody on the network can acces the windows 2000 files. she has no problems doing anything, printing-seeing files- you name it. The XP machins can print to my printer (since its on my computer), but nobody can acces her computer. can you please help me?

A:Solved: windows 2K makes ALL windows XP machines see Internet gateway in Network Connections

Ok the "internet Connection" thing came from the router I have (Netgear MR814v2) haing UPnP enabled, which made it do that. The File sharing is also fixed, the problem was Mcafee persoanl Firewall wasnt lettin me into her pc, since mcafee was blocking it.

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I have 2 XP Machines and a Vista machine hooked through a Linksys router/access point. Whenever I try to access the XPs from Vista, a 'Logon to' dialog box pops up and I have to log on to the machine I'm trying to get to. This happens both ways, i.e. XP to Vista or Vista to XP. The two XPs don't do this and my old XP laptop didn't do this. It has to be something in the Vista machine. Any Ideas how to make it go away?

A:Logging onto Network machines from Vista

Right the Network Icon in the notification area and select Network and sharing center.
Scroll down to Password protected sharing and click the down arrow to the right, then select Turn Off password protected sharing, then apply

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Hiya all,

Couple of questions for you. I have networked my 2 vista ultimate pc's and basically the setup I want to achieve is pc2 connects to pc1 vie LAN and then pc1 connects to the internet allowing internet connection on both pc's and file sharing between both pc's. My questions are as follows:

1/ pc2 cannot connect to the internet. how do I resolve this?

2/ both pc's when I go to my NETWORK tab, say

Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to change...

My settings are as follows



PC1 shows that the pc2 is an unidentified network and is set to public, yet, as the screen shot shows, pc2 is set to private, but still unidentified.

PC2 only shows this screen after I accept to share the network. Can't this be set to automatically detect the network on startup, rather than me have to accept it each time?

If I have to reset everything on both PC's, how do I do this?

Please help as this is frustrating the crap out of me.

A:Vista network and internet access

** bump **

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Dear Friends

I have a wireless netgear router with 3 computers connected . 2 wireless and one cabled. They have been working happily until Sunday none of them will work.
I called Netgear and did some test. I can ping the router and replies oK. I can also ping Yahoo.com and replies ok but cannot browse. Netgear Tech support thinks is my Internet browser. I have anti virus software and they are all up to date.

I can se the wireless light and the network connection on my router busy flashing but cannt to access any web pages. Please help me.
Thanks Nicky

A:Unable to access internet from XP MACHINEs


unplug that router for 10 minutes and reboot the computers

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I have just added a new hp computer to my ethernet network which has xp computers and
Xbox connected. My IP put a new modem in (to add phone service) and now I only get online with the Vista machine. The other computers/Xbox neither see each other (or my hp) and vice versa nor are the xp/Xbox able to access the internet. IP (Optonline) checked and as long as one computer gets on line, they say it is not their modem. Router is a Netgear F116 (about four years old) and Netgear doesn't really seem to care.

All computers are on the same network (WORKGROUP); network set to private on all computers.

The Vista does not even see (and vice versa) the Xbox with media extender.

Have turned off firewalls (Windows, Norton, McAfee), set drives to share, etc. but still no luck.

Does Vista take over the network (it seems to like to take over everything else)?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vista & XP computers - network - no Internet access for Xp

Unplug modem and router; shut down computers. Connect modem to router's WAN port; connect computer(s) to router LAN ports. Plug in modem, plug in router, boot computer(s).

If that doesn't get you working tell us the brand and model of your modem and for the PC with internet access and for one without ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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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https://modern.ie/ used to supple several virtual machine downloads to cater for previous Internet Explorer versions, 7-10. They seem to have all been removed and no longer available as the only option is for a single
IE11 and Edge VM.
Here is a GitHub repo https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines which has all the previous download URLs and there is an open issue https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines/issues/14 indicating
that the VMs are non-existent anymore.
I need to download these VMs to test work for clients. I know it's old tech but it's essential for me.
Any idea where to get them from, or where an old archive download may be?

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Hello everyone,

Let me start with the hardware:

1. my machine is a Getac B300 with a Windows XP Professional 32-bit/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit dual boot.
2. My wife's machine is a Toshiba U500 with Windows 7 Professioanl 64-bit.

Normally, I use the U500 as a hub: I connect it to the internet using a 3G-enabled Sony Ericsson Elm that I control through Sony Ericsson PC Suite 6.011.00* (I have an unlimited connectivity plan.) As soon as the U500 is connected, I set up a WEP-encrypted ad hoc network and connect my B300 (regardless of which system I happen to be booted into) and my wife's iPhone.**

I can do the same if I choose to boot into Windows 7 on my B300 and use that as the hub.

My question however, is as to why I can't get this whole setup to work out with Windows XP. I normally use the exact same way to connect to the internet (Elm and SE PC Suite), and I've attempted to set up an ad hoc network when I'm booted into Windows XP (through Windows and through Intel Proset), and I even managed to get the U500 and my wife's iPhone to connect to the network, but neither machine would get any internet access, even though I made sure to turn on Internet Connection Sharing for the connection.

So I'm beginning to wonder if it's even possible to get it to work with XP (as opposed to 7) being the hub.

*Sorry, but Sony Ericsson PC Companion sucks.
** Note, though, that my other Sony Ericsson Elm (and a Hazel I keep around for emergencies) can connect to that network, b... Read more

A:Ad hoc networking, internet access issue between W7, WXP machines.


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Hey, I am currently having a @)#()#@ Vista issue where I am only getting PUBLIC ACCESS to my network which consists of 4 computers connecting together with a shared internet source going out to each computer except the Vista machine.


(Desktop PC01) Windows 7 Ultimate ~Internet source/ 2 LAN ports (1 shared for internet access throughout network with STATIC IP), other for normal access through network and RDC (Automatically Assign IP)/ Wireless Card (Not in use)~
(Notebook Lap01) Windows 7 Ultimate ~Just wireless access to internet~
Media Center MC01) Windows 7 HP ~Wired LAN/ access to internet~
(Desktop PC02) Windows Vista HP ~This machine only has a LAN port on it and thats the only device connected to it.~

I have a Linksys Router configured to send out wireless and also LAN configured to the Wired Desktops. The notebook is the only thing to use wireless and occasionally my Windows Phone. I have checked that each other computer thats connected is getting internet access, and they are. But when you jump on the vista machine I can connect to each computer on the network and access shared folders and gear etc but cant access the internet.

I think this may have something to do with the computer only having the PUBLIC access, and have tried to change it to HOME-WORK network profile, but have had no luck changing it. The only thing I can change it to is PUBLIC Network or PRIVATE Network, and there is no options to pick what type of network profile you want to... Read more

A:Unidentified Network; Only Local Access. No Internet Vista?

This is because a Public network can be dangerous you need to change it to Private network for Internet Access

Go to start

Control Panel

Network and Internet > Network and Sharing center

then click Customize

and select Private

Enter an Admin Password if UAC Appears

Then Restart your Computer and check the Internet connection

Many Thanks,

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We have been facing a weird issue on a domain environment where some of the connected pcs are showing IDENTIFYING... internet access.
All services are working properly, but we feel some slowness in the network and we are suspecting some machine is broadcasting and causing network devices to feel lost.

We have found also a single machine having a mac of 00:00:00:00 but we are unable to locate it so could this machine have something to do with such behavior and where should we really start from.

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We've just installed new fast win2k machines to our university network but accessing the network neighbourhood etc takes ages...the prehistoric win98 machines next to them are much much quicker - has anyone come accross this problem before -

The network cards are of equivalent specification - and I think they're set up right so why does this happen.


A:net access on new Win2k machines much slower than old win98 machines

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I tried to find a relevant thread but no luck..

I have a small network at home that consists of 2 laptops in the same workgroup accessing the cable modem/gateway wirelessly and 1 desktop in a different workgroup accessing via ethernet cable.

The laptops have printer and file sharing enabled so that my wife and I can share files....duh

My daughter uses the desktop exclusively and I want her to have internet connectivity (which she currently does) but I don't want her having any access to the laptops.

Will this setup prevent infection of the other 2 machines if she gets a virus/spyware or otherwise downloads something unsavory?

I don't know if it matters but we also have a network printer with a static IP that we all can access.

Thank you for your help

A:Solved: want internet access but no network access for 1 workstation

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I have a simple Linksys router wired network with an XP Home and XP Pro computer on the network in my home. Added a Laptop Vista Home Premium to the network. It sees all and I can access all and everything on the XP's from the Laptop. On each XP I can see the Laptop workgroup and C: and Public available for mapping. When I map to the C:, I get the "No access allowed." I have shared the C:, under security have shared the C:. On Microsoft site I found something about permissions, and have given permission to everything, and still I can get no access to C:. In fact, to test this I decided to share the CD drive, and gave the same configuration to it as I have the C: drive, and I have access to it. There is only one account on the Laptop, password protected, and on the XP there is only one account, password protected. New to this forum & Vista, so if there is some info I can provide you about what I have done, please ask. Some place, I do not remember where, I saw the idea that sharing the root directory on vista is very difficult. Thanks.

A:Solved: Access Denied C: on XP-Vista network

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I am running Vista Ultimate v6.0 with the latest updates on a stock Toshiba Satellite that was new in January 2008. The computer originally shipped with Vista Home but I completed the upgrade right after purchasing it so I could join my company's domain. All has been good for the past 8 months - until now.

Yesterday afternoon as I was doing some research online when my machine suddenly froze. Locked up hard, to the point that I had to manually power it off.

After a series of controlled tests - starting in Safe Mode changing start up parameters, disconnecting all devices and attaching one at a time, etc. here is what I know.

The computer operates just fine in Safe Mode with Networking. No problems, no Event Log entries to worry me. I am currently attached in that manner to place this post.
The computer operates just fine after a normal boot provided I have the wireless turned off and the ethernet disconnected. I can open files, print, etc. without incident. And again, nothing hits the Event Logs.
But plug in the ethernet and it's all over. The system completely hangs within 60 seconds and there is nothing that can be done but power off. Event Logs are not any help here either. About all you see is the Error stating that Windows was not shut down properly.
I tried connecting via wireless and had the same result.
We run ESET for or antivirus. I have completed a full scan with all the latest definitions up to date, and got the "all clear" from ESET. I ha... Read more

A:Solved: Vista Hangs with Network Access

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Ok, I have 5 computers on a home network, 4 Windows XP and one Redhat Linux Fedora Core 4. About a month ago, one of the windows boxes suddenly went from about 550Kb/s download to 100Kb/s download from various newsgroups. Also, when trying to pull AND push files to that same box, it is a very slow file transfer.

I didn't load any new software in that time and I waited so long because at the time, the newsgroup server that I am using reported problems associated with Hurricane Rita. This of course doesn't explain the network speed.

I've run speed tests on all the other computers, and they all report download speeds of about 550Kb/s and upload speeds of about 45Kb/s except the one, and it has download speeds of about 100Kb/s and upload speeds the same, about 45Kb/s.

After I noticed the speed reduction, I loaded a firewall, ** Protowall ** and I downloaded the latest beta of Microsoft Anti-Spyware and ran it. Also, I have Norton with the latest updates and it reports no problems.

Please, let me know if you need more info or if someone had any general tips to try. I am about at the end of my rope and reformatting looks like the only other option to me.


Mike in Ohio

Edit: Forgot to say, I went to 3 differnt speed testing web sites, and they all report the download speed the same on that one box, about 100Kb/s and the others are around 500Kb/s

A:1 computer on a network suddenly now has slow file transfer on internet and network

Are all the computers wired similarly? All run to the same router/switch?

You should check the cable of the problematic machine, try using ping to the router with 1400 byte packets. Also, boot up some CD Linux or equivalent and see what speeds you get from there - helps to rule out any problems with the operating system.

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I received this newer puter with xp installed and have a internet and network
connection but none of my other puter show on home network not even this
puter. I have turned off the firewall and check that all the same services
are on with each puter but still no showing in my network places.

When setting up new network connection i noticed it says in the internet
connections settings:
Connecting via ICS through: Unknown Internet Connection Sharing device

not sure about this because i can ping all my machines and able to see network machines in all the other puters

1 machines are winxp home ed sp3
3 machines are winxp sp3
1 win2003
airlink router

A:Solved: seeing other xp machines on home network

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.



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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I’m having problems in a mixed XP Pro (SP3)/Win 7 Pro (64 bit) network getting the XP machines to access data on the Win7 box. The XP machines are connected wirelessly to a D-Link DSL-2640R router modem and the Win7 machine is connected via an Ethernet cable.

Internet access from all machines works perfectly.

All 3 machines can see the 1TB NAS connected to the router and access data on it.

The two XP machines can see each other either via mapped drives or My Network Places and can access files.

The Win7 PC can access data on both the 2 XP machines.

All machines are part of the same Workgroup and the network is set up as 'Office' on the Win7 machine.

The XP machines can see the Workgroup, including the Win7 machine after I changed the network type from Home to Office, but can not access the data on it.

I assume this is a permissions problem on the Win7 machine but beyond that I’m stumped. I’ve made the root directory of the HD in the Win7 machine shareable as \\Hppro3125\hd via Advanced Sharing/Properties and in the Advanced Sharing tab I have set the permissions for Everyone to Full Control.

There is only one user (Garry) explicitly set up on the Win7 machine. I’ve tried connecting to the Win7HD via a mapped drive on each of the XP machines by logging on as a different user i.e. matching the user name from the Win7 machine but still no joy.

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A:Solved: XP Pro machines can't access data on Win7 Pro PC

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My computer's internet access is set to 'Network 5'. I am unable to change this to my wireless network. This is only affecting my computer. My TV and iPad are correctly set to my wireless network. On Windows 7. Norton 360 and Malwarebytes scans showd no problems.

A:Solved: Network 5 internet access

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Our Dell laptop running Vista is having problems connecting to the internet. Having worked for years it has suddenly stopped. It will connect to our access point however it says its connected with limited access and cannot open any web page.

We have booted into a live Ubuntu instance and the laptop connects to the router and the internet perfectly.
In Windows I have updated the drivers, using Windows Device Manager; 'forgotten' the network (removed its wireless profile); and tried running the Windows trouble shoot feature however nothing seems to work.

Any help would be very much appreciated!


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2009 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 780 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 91014 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Windows Vista - 'limited access' to network.

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The computer in question is an HP 2000 laptop. I've searched the outside of the case for more information, maybe a more complete model number, but there's nothing more anywhere to be seen.

Wireless adapter:Broadcom 4313
Wired adapter: Realtek 8101E

Neither of them are working. This computer dual-boots with Kubuntu Linux, and both network adapters work fine under that OS, so I'm fairly confident that the hardware is fine.

Both adapters are showing yellow triangles in the Control Panel > Device Manager. The Realtek wired adapter says "This device cannot start. (Code 10)." The Broadcom wireless adapter shows that the driver is not installed. I've downloaded and installed drivers for both devices from the HP site, but they're not working.

The laptop came with Windows 7, and ran for a while using XP. With both those versions, both network adapters worked fine. I'm not sure what to do next.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] No network access on fresh Vista install

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Did you get all your Microsoft Updates?

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I am having trouble seeing other computers on our network all of a sudden. I am on an Acer Aspire 5920 running Windows Vista Home Premium and the other computers are running Windows XP. I've had my computer for almost 1 year without having this problem, but all of a sudden I can't see the other computers in the network. The other computers are able to access my shared files. The really strange thing is if I go into any programs that have a network file as a recently opened file (under the File menu some programs store the latest few files you accessed) I can open, modify, and save it, but I still can't see the computer in the network locations. I also noticed in Wordpad that by default it opens to a network computer when I hit file->open and I can open files on that computer, but that same computer still doesn't show up if I browse to the Network folder. Any ideas on this?

A:Can't Access Network Computers Suddenly

We were able to fix this by unplugging the router and shutting down all the computers.

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Have a P2P network, all desktops are Windows XP Pro. Laptop is recently purchased and is XP Home. (None are SP2.) Set the laptop up on the network on Saturday, everyone could access it, it could access everyone. Today the desktops cannot even see the laptop and although the laptop can see the workgroup, it says it can't access it.

Oddly, the laptop WILL print to some network printers, although not all. The computer is talking with the network. I've tried pinging computers on the network, though, and they time out. I tried pinging our copier (which has an assigned IP) and it won't ping to that either, although it will print to it. The laptop also is accessing the internet just fine through the router hooked into my computer... I'm so confused why this is happening.

(Also, this same laptop is having email issues, which may or may not be related. See http://forums.techguy.org/t289053.html)

A:Laptop suddenly won't access network

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Just recently, when I boot up cold, I have no net access. When I look at network and sharing center, I have listed a private and public network. The public network is new. If I click on view status for the public network and disable it, both networks disapear from the list. I then tell system to repair and the private network comes back on and all is well.

Why is a public network suddenly showing up and how do I stop this from happening?

By the way, once I get rid of the public network and reboot the public network does not show up again, but will show up again on a cold reboot, ie, shut system down, restart, and it's there.

Also, this morning, after going through all of this, I noticed the network notification icon in the taskbar now has a little blue thingie in it's lower right hand corner and I can't for the life of me figure out what that is/what it means.

All help welcome! I am running vista ultimate 64 bit on a desktop PC. No wireless on this PC, though the router is wireless.


A:suddenly have public network and no net access....

Hello nelsonsdavis and welcome to VistaX64!

Can you provide a screenshot of your Network and Sharing Center? It should make it easyier to see whats going on and give you a better idea how to fix it also the blue thingy over the network icon shows you your local network internet status.


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I have three computers at home: 2 desktops and 1 laptop and they all run windows 7. For a week now I haven't been able to connect to the internet from one of the desktops. The initial setup was wireless and worked fine for years. I've tried every advise I could find online: Powered off and on the modem and the router, disabled and enabled the adapter, reseted WINSOCK and TCP/IP, assigned a permanent IP address, did a system restore to the last day the internet worked, turned off windows defender (windows firewall has always been off), turned off Webroot, I bought a new wireless USB adapter which connected to the network but still no internet access and my last resort: I got a really long ethernet cable and connected directly to the wireless router AND then directly to the modem... NOTHING! Still says that I am connected to an unidentified network and that there is not internet access.
At this point I am pretty sure that it is not a network or hardware issue and I am really frustrated! Any help will be greatly appreciated!

A:Solved: Connected to Network but no Internet Access. Help!

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I have been having problems connecting to my home wirelessnetwork since it had some infections which have now been removed but still Iam unable to connect. I am able to connect fine with my laptop / iPod /Blackberry so it does seem to be this PC that has the issue rather than themodem?

The PC is connecting to the Wireless Network Connection butthen it says Unidentified Network – No Internet Access.
PC details:
Windows 7 Home Premium
Service Pack 1
HP Touchsmart 310-1260UK PC
AMD Athlon II X4 615e Processor

I am able to connect directly through a cable to the modemat the moment so can post any details required this way….any and all helpgratefully received J
Many thanks

A:Solved: Help - Unidentified Network - No internet access

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Hello... i tried to search the forums for related problems but couldn't find anything to help me out... and if i missed the helpful thread, then i apologize in advance...

My Desktop PC was connected to my network and functioning fine... then, while playing an online game, it (the PC) decided to stop working and i haven't been able to access the internet since then...

I'm running a 3.0 ghz dual-core 2.0gb ram, with a USB wireless adapter... the USB adapter is a Linksys model#: WUSB54GSC... if i need to provide anymore information, please let me know...


A:Solved: Connected to network, but cannot access internet

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I've recently set up a new wireless router, which mostly works perfectly.

However, if my laptop hibernates for a while (for longer than approx 20 mins), when I resume, it has trouble connecting to the internet. I can connect to the router, (although it doesn't recognise the SSID & thinks it's a public network) but not to the internet. Restarting the laptop makes no difference, but rebooting the router does solve the problem. However, I would prefer not to have to do that 3 or 4 times a day, it's annoying.

I didn't have this problem with my previous router (although that was faulty in other ways). Also, my mobile phone stays connected wirelessly regardless of how long it hibernates or is out of range.

I'm not a computer geek, so some help on where to start looking woud be much appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Unidentified Network- No internet access

Do you only have this problem with the one laptop?

What model laptop and what model router are you using?

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I can't connect suddenly to the Internet. I tried both Wired and Wireless connection to my laptop. The icon is showing that my laptop has detected the connection but has no internet access.

Showing in my screen is: Connected to Network. IPV4 no internet access, IPV6 no internet access

I tried using my iPhone to connect via the wireless connection and I could get browse the Internet with it.. hence i'm sure the problem lies with the laptop.

I did a ipconfig all (as u will find them in the attached).

I tried rebooting. Still, it doesn't work. Could anyone please help?

Other info
Using McAfee antivirus

A:Solved: Connected to Network but no Internet Access

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Thank you in advance for your help. Here is the scenario:

Im at the Wireless Network Connection display.

I see a list of wireless networks
I select the one I want and proceed to enter the WEP.
The message says "You are currently connected to this network" However on the right it says "Not connected"
I cannot access the internet and receive an error: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.
Other troubleshooting information

Details of trobled PC - HP Compaq nc6000
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name.................KASHA
Primary Dns Suffix.......(blank)
Node Type.................Mixed
IP Routing Enable........Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled....No
​Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

Media State.................Media Disconnected
Description..................Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address...........00-11-85-88-57-FC

​Looking forward to your responses.

A:Solved: Connected to Network but cannot access Internet

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System Info:
Windows 7 Ultimate
Pentium ® Dual- Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz 2.70GHz
RAM 2,00GB
32- Bit Operating System
Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000base- T-Controller

I didnt have internet acess but I had network acess so I searched the web and found the comand promt info below and I now have internet access and network acess.
ipconfig /flushnds
arp -d*
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew

When I restart the computer I dont have internet acess again but I have network acess. I find if I put the computer into hibernation and turn back on I have internet and network.
How can I not have to keep typing this command when I restart as I dont want to keep using hibernation mode?

A:Solved: Connected to network, No internet access

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I have a network at home to which a number of computers are connected. I moved one of the computers that runs Vista (I have some on XP and one iMac) to a new location and it now cannot find the network or access the internet. I have run all the diagnostic suggestions . The computer tells me that windows cannot find a network (but all the other computers are on the network - and it can see the MSHOME network - just not any of the other computers on it). I have checked all the hardware, rebooted the router and modem etc and none of this works. The network cable is connected to a 4 port router and all the lights are working etc. I have done a system scan and a system restore.

The network connections window shows that I have limited connectivity to an unidentified network and that network is not connecting to the internet.

When I ran an ipconfig, I got the following message:
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2dce:17f5:7d95:ed8c%9
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

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A:Solved: One computer on network cannot access internet

That computer is not connected to any network. The 169.254.x.x IP address indicates it can't find the DHCP server.

Since it worked in another location, the top suspect here is the cable you're using or the port on the router or switch that it's connected to.

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I am trying to connect to the wireless network at home. I have a Toshiba Satelite that has just been freshly factory restored. I have tried refreshing the winsock with no luck. In the command prompt I try to run ipconfig /all this is what I get:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name ...........................:Sunrise-PC
Primary Dns Suffix ................:
Node Type ...........................: Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled ...............: No
WINS Proxy Enabled ............: No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix...:
Description................................: Realtek RTL8187SE Wireless LAN PCIE Network Adapter
Physical Address......................: 00-26-B6-D3-A5-50
DHCP Enabled .........................: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled .........: Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address...:
Subnet Mask.............................:
Default Gateway .......................:
NetBIOS over Tcpip....................:Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{11E08BE1-66A3-4A9C-B929-76651A80382A}:

Media State ............................: Media Disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix...:
Description ..............................:Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address......................:00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled .........................:No
Autoconfiguration Enabled .........:Yes

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A:Solved: connected to the network but no internet access.

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Hi All,
I have a problem with one machine accessing the local network.
Here are the symptoms.
It all started after the computer reset a few times in a row caused by a duff PSU.
I lost access to the NAS drive through Mapped drive letters and realised that I had no access to the local domain.
I have Internet access ( Like now).
I can access the NAS via the Internet.
I tried re-registering the computer name and workgroup. I can change the name but there is a message: "you must install networking before you can change the domain of this computer"
I have tried the usual winsockfix and set the computer to normal startup (just in case).
I have a quite old clone of the system drive and when running the computer from that, the computer can access the local network with no problems. So this must be a corrupt file somewhere.

How do I find out which files are duff?

A:Solved: Can't access local network but internet OK

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I googled this problem and it lead me to this forum. I read other threads with the same problems and tried those fixes but no luck.
I already reset winsock and tcp/ip then restated and nothing.
Its my buddies comp and I thought I could help him out lol.

Here is the ipconfig/all thing lol.
Any help will be appreciated.

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : stx.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.stx.rr.com
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Solved: Connected to Network but can not access internet

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