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Q: Trying to connect to my school network using my laptop

My laptop has XP Home, and when the computer guy when to put in the networks domain, he said there was no place to put in the domain only a work"group" which wouldn't work.

How do I go about getting it to work? He said there is a network card so it should be able to work, but he's not sure how to do it.

Is it even possible with the Home edition or do I need the Professional edition?
If it's possible what do we do?


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A: Trying to connect to my school network using my laptop

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Whenever I take my laptop to school, I can't connect to the wireless network until I reset the network adapter.

When I go back home, it switches to my wireless router without a problem (usually). Sometimes when I change locations while on campus, I have to reset the network adapter again.

A:Have to reset network adapter to connect to school network

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I work at a University and I use the wireless internet on my laptop with runs 32bit Vista. The internet is provided by the university but the printers in my department are maintained by our department IT guys. They claim that their system does not support Vista - except sometimes. It seems kind of mystical to them.

I can log onto our printer server but I can't install any of the individual printers.
I get errors 0x0000052e, 0x0000057, and 0x000006d1 depending on which printer I try to install. I can see all of the print queues and the properties of all of the printers - why can't I install them? Is there some driver that I need to install?


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So basically got my school laptop yesterady, the internet worked fine at school but when I came home it wouldn't work. When I came to school again today it worked, when I came home again it wouldn't.

The internet connection showed that it was connected () but I don't got internet acess. Some restarts I have internet (pretty slow) just on the beginning, sometimes pages just loads forever or very long without connecting and sometimes it just loads a little bit and says network error.

I've been working with trying to fix it all day yesterday and like one hour today, and now I just want to get it done so I came here to make a thread. My network is fine with the computers/telephones in my house so it's not the router.

I've tried to use the windows network error checking tool, it just says that the strandard gateway isn't available (which is not getting automatically resolved) and it identifies a problem aswell that the connection between the router and internet has disconnected.

I have tried to...

* Restarted
* Changing battery network card settings to high priority
* Disconnecting, reconnecting
* Re-typing wifi password
* Deactivating ipv6
* Using a DNS
* Few CMD commands
* Changing an option called "dulex/rulex someting" or something that tells how much mb/s you should receive (or something like that) from router to automatically detect to 100mb/s, didn't make any difference either
..and more

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A:New laptop, can't connect to wifi at home but can at school

This is quite simple - The School is using a proxy within Internet Explorer. You must have admin rights for this to work.

On Internet Explorer, - Tools - Internet Options - Connections - LAN Settings - Untick the bottom box (Proxy)

Close and re-open IE, everything should be working.

Make sure you make a note as you will need to re-tick the box when you're next at school.


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i could really use some help, my laptop continuously freezes within 2 min of connecting to my schools public network and i also resently noticed my windows defender isnt able to start...

A:laptop freezes when connected to school network, windows defender wont start either

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I have a Lenovo Z400 Touch laptop which I upgraded to Windows 10 last summer when it was released. Since the upgrade, I have been unable to connect to my school's secure network, which uses WPA-Enterprise with AES encryption and no certificate. Specifically, it appears in the list of available networks, but when I try to connect, it says "Checking network requirements" for about a second, and then "Can't connect to this network." I have tried disabling antivirus, configuring the network manually many times (including disabling certificate verification), and this behavior never changes.

What I have done is generate a WLAN report using "netsh wlan show wlanreport," and I see two events that appear to be happening every time I try to connect to this network:

[+]Skipping: Unable to add EAP method. Friendly name not present. TypeId(23), AuthorId(8086), VendorId(0), VendorType(0)

[+]WLAN AutoConfig service failed to connect to a wireless network.

The event with ID 3026 actually repeats 3 times before event 8002 occurs. These events occur directly after event 11010 "Wireless security started." Here's the other information included in the log:
Interface:Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
Interface GUID: 29827e1d-0720-493a-ae98-e19ffa104558
Connection Mode:Automatic connection with a profile
Profile:Dartmouth Secure
SSID:Dartmouth Secure
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A:"Can't connect to this network" with school WPA2-Enterprise Wi-Fi

Can we assume that the network administrators can't/won't help?

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Hi everyone.

This past weekend I went out of town and took my Windows 7 laptop with me -- since I returned home, it has been unable to connect to my wireless network. Other devices in my home connect to the network just fine, and the problem laptop has always been fine until now. My network card is an Atheros AR9285, and I'm attempting to connect to a Medialink router with WPA password protection and AES encryption.

My wireless network icon in the task bar has a yellow sign with an exclamation point in it. It says "No Internet access."

I have tried:

-rebooting the computer
-unplugging and restarting the modem and router
-going to the command prompt and renewing my IP address with the command IPCONFIG/RENEW

None of this works.

Like I said, all other devices in my house connect to the wireless network with no problem. It's just this one laptop. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows 7 laptop with Atheros AR9285 network card can't connect to wireless network

Three things to try ...

If you have McAfee please see the sticky thread at the top of this (Networking) forum.

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

Revert to a System Restore Point before the weekend.

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I have two wireless networks, one main and one guest. My laptop is unable to connect to my main network, but it has no problem connecting to my guest network. My phone and desktop connect to my main network just fine, and my laptop connects to any other wifi network just fine too. But the laptop-main home network combination is one that I have never been able to make work.

Well, I have made it work once, when I went and bought a little plug-in wireless adapter. The laptop would connect to the main network if and only if I had this adapter plugged in. I left this adapter in another country (yeah, stupid mistake), and I really don't want to buy another one.

Is there any way I can connect my laptop to my main network without an adapter?

Thanks in advance.

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I mean, if I can connect through my computer, that would be great. I can't use proxies, since they are blocked. I am doing a project for Social 20, but I can't access half the pages.

I can't install anything, so something that I can just start without installing. I have an external HDD or Memory stick, so I can use big programs.

Thanks. Needed ASAP.

A:How do I connect to another computer when at school?

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Firstly, I want to say that I know this is something that should be asked about at my school - and I did. I reached the Tech Office twice, and they said that they have no idea why it doesn't work for me. Anywho, here goes.

There is a wifi connection in my cafeteria that I can pick up on, and it is an "Open" network - and so I try connecting to it. The tech that I called said "after connecting to it, you should be able to open internet explorer - and it will take you to a page that requires your student ID and password - before you can continue on and browse the internet". So, I try connecting to the network. The connection never finalizes. It'll take minutes trying to connect, and yes, I do even have a green bar (strong signal). Then it seems to give up. I've tried using my USB Linksys wifi adapter as well, and I'm only given a message similar to: "Cannot associate with the access point".

To clarify, my internet wifi card DOES work. I'm using it now, at the library. I have tried asking different teachers and students... and have called the Tech Help desk twice - and even updated my wireless driver. Yet, it still does not work. I have a Dell D600 Latitude laptop, if it helps...

Added: I am able to use wifi in the computer lab in a separate building, but it's a different connection and does not have a portal login page of sorts.

A:Cannot connect to school's Wifi Portal

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My laptop can no longer connect to my home network. It used to connect fine, but I was having problems with my graphics card as every time I went on Youtube it would crash. As a result, I sent it into ASUS (it is an ASUS K52J Series) and got the motherboard and the hard drive replaced. After this, my laptop seemed to be working great. It connected to a variety of networks, including 3 home networks, and 2 public networks. However, it cannot connect to the network in my apartment.

I know this network works and is connectable as my roommate's laptop works perfectly fine. So I know it is not a problem with my laptop since it connects to other networks, and I know it is not the network since other laptops connect to it. I've tried resetting my adapter, I've tried turning off the firewall, and I am simply out of ideas. Also, I've tried the trouble shooting option numerous times after trying a variety of things that usually fix the connectivity, but it always says that the problem cannot be detected.

It's starting to be really frustrating, especially since I'm in university and sharing a laptop when both my roommate and I need to do work is not convenient.

Thank you,

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Hi, my laptop msi gt-70 dragon edition 2 windows 8 is having problem connecting to my home network. its always disconnected, showing the red x sign, limited connection and sometimes The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network" . I have tried everything format factory setting, delete network, flush dns etc but its still not working. I have to switch off and switch on the router everytime to connect to the wifi for a short time period after that it will disconnected again.my router is tp-link wr841nd. help!

here is my ipconfig /all status

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\nabskim>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1E-77-E6-0F-CB-6B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Help! Laptop wont connect to home network but other laptop able to do so

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My Levovo X60 will not directly connect to my wireless network. It says "Waiting for Network" and then seems to just time out and takes me back to the wireless networks page. When I connect to another network (my neighbors unsecured network), it connects fine. Then I disconnect from her network, it refreshes the available network page, and lo and behold it's now connecting to my network and "acquiring IP address". Then, I'm connected. I have to do this two-step each time I turn on my computer. Any idea why it won't connect directly the first time?

There is no problem when I set my network to unsecured. It only seems to be an issue when I have my WPA-PSK (TKIP) security on. (And that is the only option I have). It's an old Linksys BEFW11S4 router. Should I just get a new router and will that solve the problem?

I've also noticed that my Blu-Ray player and my computer have trouble being connected simultaneously. It's almost as if they are fighting for space on my network. When my computer is connected, and I try to connect to Netflix on my Blu-Ray, the Blu-Ray device claims I have the "wrong password", which of course is not true. I disconnect the computer and suddenly, the Blu-Ray can connect! Frustrating!

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Laptop will only connect to network if I connect to ANOTHER network first

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it. If the same symptoms continue 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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Just wondering if anyone has even run into this and knows a way around it. This year is the first that i will be living on campus and on their network. So here's the problem we have to register our comps with our mac address in order to use the network. This normally wouldnt be a problem but i also want to use my xbox on the net to for xbox live and you cant register 2 mac addresses. I thought about hiding behind a router but the polcy says that the use of routers are prohibited. Is there a way that anyone knows that i could get around this and have both things on the internet, or what the probility is of them seeing that i am using a router.

A:School Network

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I helped the school last year, but I had a friend at work that gave me instructions, but I don't have that this year and I am not real sure what I am doing. There are 3 classrooms with computers. The connection is a cable modem that goes to a Linksys BEFSR11 router. From there it goes to a juntion box and from there it goes to the 3 classrooms and one library computer. The library computer has the internet working and the others do not. I reset the modem and Linksys and then tested the 3 outgoing cables. That is, I successively plugged each into the library computer (that is where the modem & router are located) and each will give internet to the computer there. When I look at the classroom computers most show a connection, but with limited connection and no internet. I tried ipconfig on them and some have only one line (forgot what it said) and some had an IP address of 169.xxx, which means the problem is with the computer setup. Can someone make some suggestions as to what to do at each of the classroom computers? BTW - I worked with one by choosing the TCP/IP set up. I set it to automatically get the address and that did not help. Then I set the IP address manually. I set it based off the library address with the last number one greater. (ie: library =, then the classroom one was and the DNS servers were 16.128.something). Any suggestions of what to try next?
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A:Help with school network

You should be able to allow all of those computers to automatically obtain IP addresses, and it'll be a LOT easier to get them running that way. The router should do all the work for you if it's configured properly, which is the default configuration for most broadband routers.

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my son is at college and is connected to a network. he wants to be able to look at his bank account online but i think it is unsafe for him to have that info on his machine. would it be safe for him to do online banking while connected to a network such as this?

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I look after a school network of about 20 PCs win 98/ win 95 hooked up to a NT4 server on a domain

I inherited a setup supplied by a PC company that the school was not happy with.

All the PCs have a lock down setting within their profile and the logon script is straightforward except for a line that includes 2 .exe's runonce.exe and hidedrivec.exe with a filename between the two which looks like a folder name.
runonce.exe temp2 hidedrivec.exe 14

I've been racking my brains trying to find a way of logging on to the workstations locally but there is something running on the PCs that prevent me using the esc key at the logon screen. There are a couple of PCs that need repairing with new motherboards but in order to get them back onto the network I need to logon locally so that I can set up the network drivers etc. without reformatting the hard drive

It looks as if the pc supplier has crippled the local logon so as to make it impossible for the school to fix their own PCs

I rang up the pc supplier and they said it was too difficult to tell me how to logon locally.

Can anyone help please?

A:School network

Boot from a floppy and format the hard drive. Then boot from your windows install cd and set the computer up with whatever it needs.

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I was once working on a computer at a remote location. I was logged in under a professor at the school. He put a file on his computer under the same login, and when I restarted the remote computer and brought up the desktop, the file was there. How did that happen? Were they using a domain system or what exactly allowed that to happen?

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At school we can not get on anything at school because they block it all and i make a proxy and keep changing the name when they block it but im getting sick of it and i was woundering if theres anyway i can run a proxy of my pen drive because i could not run the proxy of it because its php and it can not be a .exe file because you can not run these at school

Thanks James

A:School Network

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For a while now my girlfriend has been having problems trying to connect to her school website (my.pitt.edu) with the belgin g wireless router. It used to work a few months ago, tried to fix it then gave up. The only way she can access the site and do her school work from home is it she directly connects from the modem to the pc, but that takes internet away from the other pc in the house.

I read a few sites months ago that it could be the school banned the routers IP, she called the school and they said it wasn't banned and that it might be a firewall issue. We tried disabling the firewall on the router and the pc but still nothing. I'm not sure what else to do, any help would be appreciated.


A:Belkin G wireless router wont connect to school website

After waiting so long I just googled again and found a fix...change the mac address...wasnt sure what to change it to so I hit clone and everything works

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hey guys i am connecting to the internet using a school network but lately sometimes my computer does not recognise the network and when it does i can only connect to the internet for like only a few minutes. i have tried to change and network card and still same problem. i am the only one in the building having this problem. i am using windows 7. can anyone help me??????:c ry:

A:not recognizing school network

Quote: Originally Posted by kudzai21

hey guys i am connecting to the internet using a school network but lately sometimes my computer does not recognise the network and when it does i can only connect to the internet for like only a few minutes. i have tried to change and network card and still same problem. i am the only one in the building having this problem. i am using windows 7. can anyone help me??????:c ry:

First can you fill out your system specs in the User CP page (Make sure to list what build of Windows 7 you are using (Windows 7 RC as an example)? Afterwards go ahead and update the drivers for your ethernet card

Post back results

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Hi all, my university's network is a hidden network which requires user's credentials to login.

Security type: 802.1x
Encryption type: WEP
Network location profile: Work

My laptop's wireless adapter is a Ralink 802.11 bgn 1T1R network card with the latest drivers installed for Windows 7. I am on Home Premium by the way.

I get Excellent signal in limited areas around the school and sometimes even gets disconnected from the network totally. When it gets disconnected, the adapter can't detect the network.

I had no problems previously on Win XP with Good and Excellent signals around school. I've asked the techies and they said the network has endorsed Win 7.

I'm sure i got the connection settings correctly as i followed their manual guide.

Will it be a case of wireless adapter incompatibility issue? Please advise, thanks!

A:Problems with School Network.

Quote: Originally Posted by RuMmYtUb

Hi all, my university's network is a hidden network which requires user's credentials to login.

Security type: 802.1x
Encryption type: WEP
Network location profile: Work

My laptop's wireless adapter is a Ralink 802.11 bgn 1T1R network card with the latest drivers installed for Windows 7. I am on Home Premium by the way.

I get Excellent signal in limited areas around the school and sometimes even gets disconnected from the network totally. When it gets disconnected, the adapter can't detect the network.

I had no problems previously on Win XP with Good and Excellent signals around school. I've asked the techies and they said the network has endorsed Win 7.

I'm sure i got the connection settings correctly as i followed their manual guide.

Will it be a case of wireless adapter incompatibility issue? Please advise, thanks!

Hi RuMmYtUb, I assume you were able t to log on without any issue, when you were in range of your work's wifi. If you do, but get disconnected randomly, my first question is, do you have any third party software on your machine that manages wifi connections?

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I'm good with computers, but have no idea when it comes to networking. I have been asked to set up a network for our school in Kenya. We currently have one server running windows server 2003. We also have about 35 computers around the school all running windows xp pro sp2. It is a wired network, and we wish to give usernames and passwords for every child and teacher in the school (160 people) so that they can log on. Can I do that with the current set up, or do I have to put windows server on every computer (and replace windows xp) Also, when this has been done, would I be able to set up each child with their own user area to save work into?

Many Thanks for any help or advice you can give.


A:Setting up a school network

You're fine with what you have.

Configure all of the XP computers for a domain login. You'll just have to create user accounts for all the people on the server, then they can login to their account from any computer.

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Hi ..I often have to pass through wireless networks.. And of course I don't do anything incriminating, but I don't want to be watched.

I know it is possible for the wireless router to block some sites and the local ISP blocks some sites too...but...I want to know , can they (my wireless network admin) have a log of sites I access? what I type in them? (like my usernames and passwords), what i download and so on?

If yes, how can I protect myself from them?

I was suggested "onion routing". I don't know anything about it but read a bit.
What does anonymous browsing mean? That my IP or MAC address will be hidden? What if at the moment, I m the only one using the network, so it is obvious to the admin that it is me?

This is totally not my field, so please help. :(

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Hey guys so I work at an after school place and they had a very simple network setup. They just basically had a 60Mbps Charter Modem connected to a wireless router (Netgear WNDR4700). Recently the internet speed would get extremely slow and sometimes disconnect completely. They thought the router might have been failing so they bought another router (ASUS RT-N66U). Even with the new router, the problems are still there. They are usually 20-30 people connected onto the network, but only about 5 of those devices are being used constantly. I did some googling and thought maybe the wireless router was getting overworked and am trying to use the extra router as an access point to maybe distribute the workload. While working on setting up the Netgear router as an access point, I realized that the modem they use is a modem/wireless router. So now I can use both the Netgear and ASUS router as wireless access points now. I currently have the DHCP disabled on both the Netgear and Asus routers and set them to wireless access point mode. I have an ethernet cable running from the Modem/router to the ethernet port on the Netgear router and then another ethernet cable running from the modem/router to the ethernet port on the Asus router. Many sites said to do it this way, but the netgear instructions said to connect the ethernet from the modem/router to the internet port on the netgear router. Anyone got any idea which way is the correct method? Everything works, but I noticed that whenever... Read more

A:Setting Up Network for After School

Attaching to the Internet port would give you address translation (using NAT). It does not matter one way or the other in your scenario.

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ive got a laptop and want to connect to a school network, ive connected a cable that all the other computers use, its connected into the 10/100mps slot, any help how to configure it as its not showing any computers, or connecting to the net

A:connecting to school network

You might try finding out if the school uses DHCP to assign IP addresses. if you, you might configure your computer to use DHCP to get an address. You could also talk to the computer shop teacher, and find out if he / she can specify what to put in also.


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to help clean up my college's internet network, the technology department is making it mandatory for all computers to pass a certain online test, located at www.upj.pitt.edu/CAT. i keep failing two aspects of it and cannot fix the errors. the first one says i have '2 windows updates to install'. ok, fair enough, however when i try to download and install "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool (KB892130) which is the only 1 i don't have, it says unable to install and does not say why. this is the link i get sent to where i am supposed to fix the issue??? http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us

secondly, it says 'your norton anti-virus dat version is old, please update it' when i click it, it sends me to http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/download/pages/US-N95.html and i have absolutely no clue what i'm supposed to get? please help, if my computer does not pass this, it cannot get online at my school.

A:New Guidelines for school's network

hmm still can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

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Hello everybody!

I'm working at the school system technology department. We're having problem with our internet connection. We have 10Mbps connection from our ISP and we have 500+ computers. Do you think the bandwidth is enough for our network? I tried to compare the speed at my house and school using www.speakeasy.net/speedtest, I saw that the flow is smooth at my house but at school, the flow goes on and off. You will know what I mean if you try the speedtest. I need some advice. Thank you!

A:School Network Congestion

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Ok, just a question on logistics : I am somewhat understanding that one of the typical home wireless networking routers can do about 254 or so users. If I am incorrect, please correct me. Users get dhcp ips or static accordingly. Is this not like a hub basically, all the computers get sent all the information and only the one with the correct ip interprets it? Sending information over the air would seem like that is what it would do?

Anyway, #2 If so that would seem like all the nics for a given router are all on the same frequency? or are they changed to a frequency when given an ip? if not how is it, and how is it that a school network has so many more than 254 people on a wireless network?

Sorry if this is confusing. I mostly just want to know how the information is transfered along a wireless network. By frequency or just by ip (sending the signal out to all?)

A:more than 254ppl on a school network?

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I need to solve a problem in the following scenario:

In a school there are two separate sections. In each section there is a CISCO switch.
Both switches are connected to the internet over a Router in a separate building.
There is also a WLAN router (Belkin) connected to one of the switches that provides Wireless internet access for some laptops that are not connected to the cable connection .

An external hard drive (Buffalo Server) has been plugged into one switch and can be accessed over the cable connection.

The problem is that I canít access the external hard drive (Server) over the WLAN connection.

And if I connect the server to the WLAN router then I can access it over the WLAN but canít access it over the cable connection anymore.

Could someone help?

A:School Network Problem

Everything connected to the Belkin router would be in a different subnet.
You would need to bypass the router function of the Belkin and use it as a switch with wireless capability.

Under Wireless on the Belkin, there should be a setting for Use as Access Point. General instructions here. Setup this way, I think you still connect the school net to the WAN port on the Belkin.
Instructions here. http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app.../~/configuring-your-router-as-an-access-point
If thatdoesn't work try this.
Primary router would be your school net, secondary router would be the Belkin.

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum
Connecting two soho routers in a network

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the LAN IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

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hello guys,

i'd like to setup a network system at a school. school has form of 3 different buildings. router and server in the main building. there are 2 comp lab (one in primary and other in high school)what i would like to do is;
- cable connection between buildings
- a wi-fi internet connection for each building.
- ban youtube, facebook etc. only in the lab computers.
- and finally and most important one is to deny torrent downloads and share the internet connection fairly.

could u please assist me by explaining or supplying me the step by step instructions.
Thanks in advance.

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I play World of Warcraft at school and I am forced to use thier netwrok. I guess the firewall is killing my latency and stuff. Are t here any ways to improve this? Even if it means doing stuff that my school might not like to much. And is this the right place to post this question or should I do that in the gaming forums?

A:Gaming on school network

Short of getting on another network your not getting "around" their firewall.

Even if it means doing stuff that my school might not like to muchClick to expand...

Not sure this could mean anything else but trouble.

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hey guys i am connecting to the internet using a school network but lately sometimes my computer does not recognise the network and when it does i can only connect to the internet for like only a few minutes. i have tried to change and network card and still same problem. i am the only one in the building having this problem. i am using windows 7. can anyone help me??????

A:not recognizing school network

Hi and Welcome to TSG,
What has your school IT dept suggested so far??


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What's the best way to install new software on a school network? I have seven new titles to install. Should I ghost?? Is it possible to ghost and each computer should keep it's name?? Should I run an msi file somehow (No idea how!)


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Hi there,
I have formatted and reinstalled windows XP on my

P/N : PB69M01402

I have installed all the drivers downloaded on the manucfacturer site.

Now in the notification area I have an icon "local area connection a cable is unplugged".
In 'network connections' I have 2 connections
1394 and local area (Realtek RTL 8139...).

When I open a command prompt and type in 'ipconfig' here is what I can read:
Ethernet local adapter local Lconnection
media state...........................media disconnected
and just that
Not all the details that guy got in that thread:

Do I have to create a new connection to have my laptop connecting to the internet using wireless?

Isn't my laptop supposed to detects networks and try to connect automatically to one of them?

Before formatting,I had a connection,in which properties I was able to select a network to connect to (at home we have a santis wireless modem) and it was working fine.
Thx in advance

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A:How can i connect my laptop to a network?

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I have a Toshiba laptop with Vista and an HP laptop with XP...neither of which will connect to multiple connections. There's a home connection and one thru a Verizon MiFi. I thought the latest AVG update caused it so I uninstalled on HP and no change. It's neither Chrome or FireFox connecting either. Thanks.

A:Cannot connect to any network on neither laptop.

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I am trying to connect an XP SP2 notebook to a wireless network ran on a Vista PC. I enter the passcode and get this error:

"The network password needs to be 40bits or 104bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexedicimal characters."

The passcode is correct and works on another Vista laptop. I have a Linksys router.

Any ideas?

A:Can't connect a laptop to the network

sounds like it does not like your password
is it WEP / WPA and does the xp notebook support those types

i would take off the secruity on the router and try and connect - than at least you know everything is working OK
then add the secruity code back on

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Hi everyone,

I have had a PS3 for years and it has always connected to my sky network fine. Last week i bought a new laptop and it initially connected to my network and allowed me to access the internet fine. However since then ive noticed (and ive checked this 100 times to make sure) that my laptop will only connect to the network when my PS3 is turned on. My housemates laptop connects to the network fine though. Ive double checked all network keys, ive reset the router several times, ive disabled and then enabled the network card, however I still cannot connect to the network without having the PS3 turned on. my ps3 happens to be in the same room as my laptop when im having this problem, however, moving closer to the router does not fix this problem

Does any one have any information or ideas? Im gutted about not being able to use my laptop!!

Thank you in advance!

A:Laptop will only connect to my network when PS3 is on

strange for sure - -

How does the laptop connect to the router (wired v. wireless) and likewise for the PS3?

What router/modem make & Model number are you using and from what ISP do you get service?

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Ok.. well when i came back from my mom's b-day i saw that my little brother's computer was on but my laptop was off.. and when i turned it on it didn't connect autimatically like the usual so i tried to connect and when it showed the networks.. NOTHING was shown.. my laptop couldn't find the usual 3 networks.. 2 are my neighbor's and 1 is mine and i'm just 5 ft away from the router and modem, so thats not a problem.. but still.. i tried ipconfig and all that but nothing now i don;t know what to do.. it's been like this for a week.. and i'm pretty stressed because i'm worried if i need like a new laptop.. and the Wi-Fi switch is on.. i checked for the driver's but their up to date.. no viruses.. no malware.. is their ANYTHING to FIX this!?!?!
It's not like other problems where it shows the network and u can't connect.. Its where their's NO network showing..

A:Laptop won't connect to ANY network..?!

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I have a netgear router that has four ports available. I have two of the ports being used by desktops hooked directly into it. I have one of my laptops able to connect to it with no problem and then one that won't.

The laptop I'm having problems with is a Dell Inspiron 1525. I typed in the correct key and key type into the slots. I know this because it's the same I used for my other laptop. The Dell is running Windows Vista Home Premium and the working laptop is running Vista Business.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot connect Laptop to Network

Are you running 802.11 (g or n)
Did you setup SSID
WEP 64/128 or WPA or WPA2 AES?
Then the key phrase: this has to match on the laptop otherwise it won't connect
Also check to see if the router can see the laptop in it's DHCP client table.
Set Auto Wireless Channel in the Router to manual channel like 1, 6, 11. Are you using Dual band like 802.11 2.4GHz or 802.11 5.3GHz?

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I'm new to laptops, otherwise computer-literate. I have worked for more than a day, but can't figure this one out.

I have a Win 7, 64-bit Toshiba, and a Motorola SURFboard?
SBG6580 Series Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateway. Works! Laptop connects seamlessly to the Motorola wirelsee network.

Now, a friend has a Dell Inspiron 6000 with an XP operating system and a wireless card. It will connect to an unprotected network in the area, but it refuses to connect to my Motorola wireless network (in the same apartment).

I had a homegroup, but deleted it. It is possible that I have, by mistake, deleted the network key ("password"), so, when a write it in from the Dell, I believe it should work, but it does not. And I can for the life of me not remember how to delete and reset the Network Key.

Any help would be appreciated, since I am so tired (3 days driving long shifts from Cleveland, Ohio, to Boca Raton, Florida, and getting stuck behind accidents a few times).


Hans L

A:XP laptop does not connect to Win 7 network

Hey Hans
I found the below info on another forum maybe it will work for you also.

On the Windows 7 laptop that is connected wirelessly to the network you are trying to get the WEP key for, go to Start -> in the search box, type in Manage Wireless Networks and press enter.

Find the network you are trying to get the WEP key for, double click that network, go to the Security tab, and then check the Show Characters box.

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I have an OLD hp pavilion with a HPWLAN54g W450 Network Adapter. My laptop has never had a problem before when connecting to networks at friends houses, or my old house.
I recently moved into a new house and got a new router.. a netgear router. my desktop connects fine(the comp i'm on now) and both of my roommates have no problem connecting wirelessly.
When i try to connect it asks me for the network key. i type in the password we have set up and it tells me that i need to enter a 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexidecimal such and such.. the password we set up worked fine for my roommates. i don't know what to do. help!

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I upgraded my laptop from windows 7 to 8 a month or so ago. Yesterday my laptop would nto connect to the internet. I turned off my laptop and went and reset everything. It connects to the internet but says that the network is "limited" and I am unable to do anything internet related on it currently

A:My Laptop will not connect to my network


Can you run and ipconfig /all from a command prompt (select winkey + R, type cmd) and post the results please.

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Just got a refurbished Dell latitude e6410, installed 7 pro on a SSD and now it will not connect to the internet. It says "windows did not detect any networking hardware", when clearly I am using the wireless connection to currently type this message on another computer.

I need a break this month, please tell me there is some simple problem for this (yes the switch on the side is on) and that there is not something faulty with the laptop or I might blow my brains out

A:New (to me) laptop not able to connect to network at all

going to use this computer and download the latest wifi driver, although it was advertised as having all updated, but we'll see and I'll report back

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Just went out and bought a brand new HP laptop from costco, hp pavillion dv-1273cl. Ive gotten it connected to my network, however i can only connect to the wireless if im the room with the router and NOWHERE else. I cant seem to find a way around this. It will see the wireless everywhere else in the house (with good and excellent signal strength), but only connect if im in that room.

Funny thing is that my other HP laptop (pavillion dv6000) will see AND connect anywhere in the house. Ive tried starting from scratch and rebuilding my network, configuring both computers exactly the same (both have fully updated vista), and i still have this problem.

A:New laptop will see, but not connect to network

Hello :)

Welcome to TSF :)

Its possible that you have lead in the walls, steel/metal binding or have pipes running through them,

If thats the case then the network will be visible but not stable causing the connection to drop when you log onto your wireless connection out with that room

Also try logging into MSN while you are out of the room, You should receieve an error message saying that it could not connect and would you like to start troubleshooting, Select yes and then follow the instructions on screen.

At one point you will be given the option to repair the connection and to try again, This part will tell you what part of the connection is broken,

If its your default gateway or DNS then its most definitely an unstable connection


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Hi, I want to be able to access the files on my laptop from my desktop. Is there a way to set up some kind of network for that?
Right now the desktop is connected to the internet with an ethernet cord. I have a modem and a router. The laptop has wireless internet. Any advice?

A:How do I connect a laptop and PC to a network?

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