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Q: Can no longer discover network from PC

I have been using the internet as normal for a long time now, and I was even using it today but (after a quick nap) all of a sudden I could no longer connect to it. My wireless device is still working as it is picking up other networks, and my router is still working as I can connect to it via my phone(which I?m currently using) and my siblings can connect from their PC?s.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, setting up connections manually, using the troubleshooter, restarting my PC, using the (terrible) netgear smart wizard, Netsh... commands in command prompt, etc and I am now at a complete loss.

I?m am running on windows 10 with a netgear wna3100 wireless adapter. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Can no longer discover network from PC

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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unable to Discover the MFP is the Network
hence unable to install WIA Driver from the network ,In vista all the MFP were discoverd and able to install WIA Driver
kindly tell us any setting need to be done in the System.

A:unable to Discover the MFP is the Network

and this problem is observed in Windows 7RC Build but not in vista or Windows 7000 build

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I have several 7 and Vista machines and a computer running Server 2008 R2 in a networking sharing the same workgroup name. All of the computers were working and were connected to the server which shares out network storage and printers. Everything was working fine until suddenly one laptop cannot discover any other computer in the network. I am still connected to the network and can successfully ping the other computers but it won't find them. I have tried disabling the firewall and all of the network settings match. I'm not really sure what suddenly went wrong. Also, all of the other computers are still connected to the network just fine.

Any suggestions?

Forgot to mention that the computer that doesn't work is Win 7 Ultimate.

A:Can't discover other computers on network

Have you tried resetting everything on that computer to default settings and setting it up the way you originally did?

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I have an XP system and trying to connect my vista laptop to it. I've seen several threads on this subject. But they all say that you need to turn on network discovery...but I can't. The system lets me turn it on, apply and then it still shows up as off. Any ideas on what I can try next?

A:can't turn on network discover

Hello Cindy, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if this can help any. Be sure to check the items in the NOTE box.

Network Discovery - Turn On or Off

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Everybody
I have 4 PC's on my wired home network - one of them is running Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit O/S whilst all the others are running on Windows XP Professional 32 bit O/S. All these PC's are on the Work Group called 'Home'

All the partitions of the physical HDD on all these PC's are shared with the exception of the 'C:\' partition of these PC - as I only store programs on the 'C:\' drive partitions of the computers, hence I see no need to share them across the home network.

I have noticed that on all the PC's running XP, the other computers become visible almost instantly in Windows Explorer but on the PC running Windows 7, it takes far too long (sometimes just doesn't even see them) to discover the other PC's on the network. Network Discovery and File Sharing settings have been set to 'on' on this PC running Windows 7.

Its very annoying. Is there anything I am missing here?

Further, how do you search for a PC on a network on Windows 7 as you do on Windows XP from within Explorer? I am able to search for a computer on a network in XP very easily simply by right clicking on Network Places and going on 'Search for Computers' and then type in the name of the PC I am looking for - how do I do the same in Windows 7 Explorer?

Best regards

Deepak

A:Takes too long to discover other PC's on network!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by agarwaldvk


Hi Everybody
I have 4 PC's on my wired home network - one of them is running Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit O/S whilst all the others are running on Windows XP Professional 32 bit O/S. All these PC's are on the Work Group called 'Home'

All the partitions of the physical HDD on all these PC's are shared with the exception of the 'C:\' partition of these PC - as I only store programs on the 'C:\' drive partitions of the computers, hence I see no need to share them across the home network.

I have noticed that on all the PC's running XP, the other computers become visible almost instantly in Windows Explorer but on the PC running Windows 7, it takes far too long (sometimes just doesn't even see them) to discover the other PC's on the network. Network Discovery and File Sharing settings have been set to 'on' on this PC running Windows 7.

Its very annoying. Is there anything I am missing here?

Further, how do you search for a PC on a network on Windows 7 as you do on Windows XP from within Explorer? I am able to search for a computer on a network in XP very easily simply by right clicking on Network Places and going on 'Search for Computers' and then type in the name of the PC I am looking for - how do I do the same in Windows 7 Explorer?

Best regards

Deepak


Do have password protected sharing on or off? Cause if your computers have passwords that will make a difference and to see your... Read more

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Hello, I have a E550 Thinkpad with windows 8.1 installed. The wireless network driver seems OK, intel Dual Band Wirless -AC 7265, the adapter is on but it can't discover any wireless networks. I checked the device manager for conflicts but there was non, I also checked the dreiver version and it's the latest. I can see other asapters in the control panel that I'm unaware of. These adapters don't uninstall not being disabled.They read as follows "WAN Miniport (IP)", "WAN Miniport (IPv6)", "WAN Miniport (L2TP)", etc ( I have 8 of them). Any Ideas what should be done to fix this issue ????

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I have recently established a new network consisting 8 PCs all using win 7 home group (I am running Win 7 64 bit Home Premium )

I also installed AVG, Adaware and Zonealarm on some of the PCS

My problem relates to the fact that one of the PCs is having difficulties seeing & connecting to some shares and printers hosted by the other PCs and yet it can see others e.g In Win explorer I can see some of the host PCs but not others and likewise when I try to connect a printer or a share hosted on the missing hosts they do not appear in the list for me to pick and yet other PCs on the same network can see the missing hosts and their related shares and printers.

One added clue is the fact that the problem PC was working ok on the network till such time that I had to replace it due to hardware failure (i.e. new mac address & I assume new IP for the same host name) I suspect that the hw change is not related to my current problem since I had to replace two PCs and only one of them is experiencing my network discovery (is that what it is called?? problems

I would appreciate any advice you may have

A:Win 7 Homegroup – PC fail to discover some hosts on the network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dleizer


I have recently established a new network consisting 8 PCs all using win 7 home group (I am running Win 7 64 bit Home Premium )

I also installed AVG, Adaware and Zonealarm on some of the PCS

My problem relates to the fact that one of the PCs is having difficulties seeing & connecting to some shares and printers hosted by the other PCs and yet it can see others e.g In Win explorer I can see some of the host PCs but not others and likewise when I try to connect a printer or a share hosted on the missing hosts they do not appear in the list for me to pick and yet other PCs on the same network can see the missing hosts and their related shares and printers.

One added clue is the fact that the problem PC was working ok on the network till such time that I had to replace it due to hardware failure (i.e. new mac address & I assume new IP for the same host name) I suspect that the hw change is not related to my current problem since I had to replace two PCs and only one of them is experiencing my network discovery (is that what it is called?? problems

I would appreciate any advice you may have


It's important to point out that all those A/V software's may give you a good sense of security but they also will cause endless problems with sharing. I would uninstall completely every last one of them and use Microsoft Security Essentials instead.

After that I would leave the Homegroup from... Read more

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Hello,
I am hoping someone can lead me in the right direction. I have found various online articles on this subject but can't pinpoint an answer. I want enable both Network Discovery and File and Print Sharing in a domain on Windows 7. I tried different things shown in these links

http://serverfault.com/questions/591306/windows-server-2012-how-to-activate-network-discovery-in-gpo

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754359(v=ws.10).aspx

When I try this the gpo gets applied but I don't see any change in the actual location Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings as show in screenshot. Also, the firewall is disable throughout my domain on all machines. Am I doing something wrong?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Network Discover and File/Print sharing gpo

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My notebook cannot find wifi network, for days i cant access the internet, i have tried troubleshooting but cant connect

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

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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Just trying to remove and transfer some files and folders around from my laptop from my old business but
"This operation can only be performed when connected to the network"
Well, there is no longer any network unfortunately. I was also not the administrator so I don't have unlimited access.

So I can do whatever I want with the files within a folder but can't do anything with the folder itself.

Tried a hard delete (Shift+delete)
Tried an unlocker program

Its nothing crucial of course, just tons of empty folders cluttering everything up and I'm a neat freak
 

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I have six systems in my home, five running Windows 10 with the Anniversary update and a sixth that just won?t take it yet, and is stuck with the original Win 10.

All of these are somewhat networked together, along with several more that are not in our home. (I use Hamachi to connect these.) The home systems are ALSO linked to shared storage off the Linksys router.

Recently, my Qosmio 870 developed amnesia when it came to Cortana. Nothing I tried would recover the search engine. Today I tried re-installing Windows 10 Pro from the most current installation download.

Cortana is back in full bloom, and aside for those pesky shortcut arrows returning, all seemed right with the world?

Except!! My router-shared storage is unreachable. I can no longer map to the router. I attempt mapping (\\RouterName\Sharestorage) and get ? ?The specified network name is no longer available?. All the other systems are fine and I AM online to/with my router.

I reverted the system to ?Before the update?, and all is well with the router, but of course I don?t have Cortana.

I?d welcome any advice anyone might offer. I?m not sure what to try next.

Thanks.
JLOB

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Situation: Work Laptop - XP Pro
Home Desktop - XP Pro - set up as the router control
Home Laptop - Win2000

Prior to yesterday Noon H-Desktop and H-Laptop were fully shared between each other (read write either direction) W-Laptop mapped to both Home Computers and set up to read/write but not shared out (work does not allow shared folders). Everything worked great.

Work Laptop would detect the home connection, and clicking on the mapped drive would bring up share/login dialog box, enter info and access allowed.

I went to do a work presentation and the local had a hidden wireless network. The tech says to; double click wireless connection, view wireless connections, start new wireless network, put in , click manual WEP and next , type this in, and finish. Hmm... does not see our network. OHHHHHH. Here is an ethernet line we forgot was in here, try this.

So, I get home and the W-Laptop finds the local connection and goes active. I try to pull up my mapped drive and it shows as disconnected as it always does. I click it and I get permission error and the mapped drive goes POOF.

I try searching for computer //name and name, nothing. I try viewing entire network to navigate to it, nothing. Now, even though I am on the connection and can access the web I can no longer see my home network.

I tried deleting the connection for the SSID from the meeting. Removed it fine, still no visible network
Delete the wireless adapter from system manager/hardware, still no visible net... Read more

A:PC no longer seeing home network

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Hi. For the past two months I have been running a wireless network via a Linksys router in my house. I'm using a Dell Inspiron 7200.

For the most part all has been fine. However, from time to time, even as I surfed the web I would find my connection was no longer working. Most of the time I'd just wait a minute or two and it'd restore itself. Sometimes I'd have to manually disconnect from the network and re-connect. It wasn't much more than an annoyance that happened about once a day.

As time went by, however, the disconnections would occur more frequently. Last week it got to the point where I was being booted offline multiple times per session. The router was never unplugged. Resetting it didn't correct the problem either.

I would begin having to restart my computer to reconnect to my network, but that began to fail as well. I finally deduced the problem lay with the network card. I tried to run the Windows "Repair" option, but all it did was freeze it up once disabling the card. Now I cannot connect to my network at all. I tried installing a new driver, but 40 minutes later it was still "installing". The icon at the taskbar often shows Windows "searching for network address" for minutes on end. Short of buying a new network card, any repair ideas?
 

A:Network no longer works

sounds like your card got deepfried or something..

personally, i would see no repair option except for soldering on the card, but that's not something to do yourself if you don't know what to do..

my advice: get a new card.. they cost next to nothing nowadays.
 

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Windows XP Pro with service pack 3 on HP Laptop NX5000. The wireless router is working correctly as other computers are connecting just fine.

I right-click the little wireless network icon on the taskbar and click "View available wireless networks". My network comes up in the list, I highlight it and click "connect". Then I get the following message.

Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again.

At this point, the "available wireless networks" list goes blank. If I click "view available wireless networks" again, I get the same list of available wireless networks and the process repeats itself.

The wired network connection works fine.
I have swapped the internal wireless card for another new card.
I have inserted a known-good add-in PCMCIA wireless card and the result is the same.
The router is three feet away from the NX5000 and other computers 50 feet away are connecting just fine.

Suggestions please?
 

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Hi

I have 1 pc and 2 laptops all connected Wirelessly via a Belkin Router.

I used to be able to map all network drives but now i cant seem to map any.

My hhard drive crashed so installed a new one. I upgraded to sp2, and also upgraded my virus scan to pccillin 2005.

I used to map network drives with pccillin before so i cant see were the problme is with that, if pccillin is causing the problem.

I have the same workgroup name on all pcs.

Please can someone help.
 

A:No longer able to map network drives.

Have you tried Right Clicking on My Computer and choosing Map Network Drive...?

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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I have a Windows 2000 server / domain controller in my home office, with a windows 2000 workstation and several non-windows machines on the same network. We are connected to each other via the router whch connects us to our DSL connection. This has been up and running without a hitch for over a year.

I only have required ports open on the router, I have virus protection enabled on the machines, and everybody's clean. All machines are completely current on windows patches.

Yesterday, while I was at work, my workstation crashed... since I have rebooted it, I can no longer reach my network server. No error messages, no problems, just can't reach the networkserver. From my server I can see my workstation just fine. From my workstation, though, I cannot reach the domain ... I SEE the domain, and when I double-click on it, I get "server not accessible". I tried to ping the internal address of my server from my workstation (192.168.1.x) and I get "PING: Transmit failed, error code 65."

Can someone point me in the right direction for what to check, what could have "dropped" in that crash? Thanks in advance.
 

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So, I know this topic has been covered many many times, but this is slightly different.

I had all the computers on the network, a mix of XP SP3, vista and 7 pro of the 32 and b4bit flavors networked and working fine. All of a sudden, i can no longer see the xp computers from the win7, and vice versa. So i thought maybe there was an update that changed the node type (it's happened before on a win7 home comp in the network). All the nodes are hybrid, all still have file sharing and network discovery enabled and my LAN manager is still set to send lm&ntlm.

What's strange is that I can type in the computer name into the address bar and access it fine. But they won't show up on the network map. So, while for a techies like us, this is no problem, anyone who runs IT knows how the users like to have everything the way it was.... So I'm trying to figure out how to get all the computers back on the network map. Ideas?

A:No longer seeing XP computers on network

so its a p2p and both win7 AND win xp sp3 suddenly one day are not visible to one another (win 7 map is completely blank or does it show at least the current computer (and I assume a router) connected to the Internet ?

did this just start, like for instance within a day

and no changes or additions at the same time (i.e. no firewall ports changed?)

Mike

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I have three networked computers. I recently took one laptop away for a few days and now that computer has a red X on it and I get a message "network connection not found. The connection has not been restored." Can you tell me how to restore it? Thank you for any help.
 

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Hello again,

Suddenly I can no longer map a folder on a network drive. The [Browse] folder option is greyed out.

Is there a fix ?

[Windows 7 Professional 64-bit]

Regards,

Cheemag

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Hi guys - here goes: Upgraded win7 to win10 yesterday on my desktop (free from MS). So far so good, EXCEPT - I can no longer print from my win10 laptop - it cannot see the printer connected to my desktop. Nor can I see my desktop in the network from my laptop, which I suppose is why I can't access the printer. It was working fine before the upgrade. I've tried checking all the network settings to allow other computers to see and share the desktop. Desktop is connected by wire to my router, while laptop is wireless to router wifi. I have good internet access on both computers. Only thing I can think of is that the two network names don't match - desktop says connected to Network 2, laptop says connected to (my name)'s Wireless. I thought of changing the name of desktop network to same as laptop, but there doesn't seem to be an option for that. Or maybe trying to create a new network from my desktop, but then it starts asking for an 8 digit no. off my router so I haven't pursued that any further (I don't recall ever having to do that in win7). Workgroup names are the same on both computers. Like I said, it worked before, even though the network names were different, so maybe that's not the problem, although I can't figure out what else it could be. Any ideas to help me?

Thanks.

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I use to be able to share files across my network with no problem. But recently, i have been getting "The specified network file is no longer available" when ever i try to transfer files. I do seem to be able to browse and transfer smaller files (.txt files etc).

There is no changes that i made that i can remember that would have triggerd this.


Information about systems and network: -

All run on windows XP SP2 apart from my main computer that hosts the files which is XP x64.

My computers are all networked into a switch and a cable from the switch to a router for internet access. All the computers which are DELL use their onboard NICs for the network.

I read various articles on google about people having similiar problems. So far in an attempt to resolve i have tried.

- Updating drivers for NICS

- Tweaking router settings

- Replacing cables

- Changing nick speeds from auto to various settings

- Turning file sharing off them back on

- Running network setup wizard again

- Turning windows firewall and kaspersky AV/internet protection off

All have had no effect.

Any suggestions would be greatly apreciated!

A:The specified network file is no longer available

Just realised posted this in the wrong forum :/ sorry, move ppretty please mr mod?

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Hi, I'm having major problems bridging 2 network connections....
I usually run a bridge between the 2 onboard lan ports on my pc which connect to a second pc to give it internet and it has worked perfectly fine since I moved to windows 10 however the other week I did a windows update and after the restart it no longer works.

Firstly, the second pc just sticks at 'identifying' while the first pc has internet. After this I tried the usual reset adapters, roll back & reinstall of drivers etc.
Then I tried giving manual ip addresses to both adapters which results in the second pc now getting internet through the bridge but the first pc having an ip conflict (even though nothing else is using the same ip) and no connection.

I'm all out of ideas, so 2 questions.... why isn't the bridge working with the automatic settings any more, and is there a guide somewhere for a manual setup of a bridged connection just so I can check I have done things right?

Any help appreciated, Thanks!

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Hello. I am having a bad day, tech-wise.

I am a home-based businessman who has a computer network at home consisting of 4 computers. The main one is connected directly to the internet, VoiP phone and printer, while the 3 others are all connected to the first via a router/cable modem. We are able to connect to the internet via each computer independently, but the main PC must be on in order to print from the other computers.

I have had this network up and running for almost 2 years with no problems, until now. This morning, I tried to run a print job on one of the other PCs, and the document failed to print. At first I thought it was the print configuration, but upon further inspection, I discovered that the main computer can no longer see the network. It's like it's been kicked off. The other PCs can see the main one on the network, but cannot access any of its' files. The main computer can't even see the others anymore.

It's worth mentioning that all 4 computers can still access the internet independently of each other as before, but now we can't share files or print because the printer is directly connected to the main PC, and it must be on and connected to the network in order to print from any of the other PCs.

I haven't changed the computer's settings or anything; in fact, I was able to share and swap files as recently as last week. The only things that I can see that may have caused this to happen are that we've recently switched VoiP providers from SunRock... Read more

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I have a WD external hard drive connected to my Bell Home Hub 2000 (which supplies my internet & FibeTV).
Hard drive contains all of my iTunes music.
Recently both of my PCs that use this hard drive get the message:  \\mynetwork\New Volume is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
permissions.  Not enough storage is available to process this command."
iTunes can see and play some of the music on here and my SONOS player will play some songs but halts on others
Any ideas on how to fix this??  I am the sole account/administrator on both PCs.  I cannot change the drive ownership or sharing characteristics on either pc.  

A:Network Drive no longer accessible

Hi JennB2014,
We wonder if there is a possibility that the issue has been resolved.
If the issue persists, we could try to reinstall the network driver to have a check.
Considering plug-in the external drive to the machine will work well, I suspect there may be something wrong with the Bell Home Hub. Because we are not familiar with the configurations of the Bell Home Hub, we could try to ask for help from the products` forum
at the same time. They may have some advices for you.
As a work around, we could try to plug in the external drive to the machine directly and share it with other machines to access the files located in this external drive.
Best regards

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Hey guys (and gals), A little background on my issue: I'm using windows 8.1 on a HP Envy that is just over a year old.

I currently cannot connect to any network drives. These are not in a homegroup, and I have to be VPN'd into a network in order to access them. The drives I'm attempting to connect to are shared between multiple people in my research group and as such I don't have physical access to them. I have been able to mount them inside of a virtual machine we use for our linux connection with my login information so I know that it's not just me not having access. To make things more complicated I was able to connect to them last week and even downloaded a bunch of files off of one. However, around Thursday of last week I suddenly lost the ability to find the servers and every time I attempt to mount them I get the following error:

Error Code: 0x80070035
Network path not found.

I get this error for all three drives I'm attempting to mount. I'm able to ping the servers by name so it doesn't appear to be a DNS lookup error or something like that. In addition the other members of the group that run windows 8.1 still have the drives mounted and haven't had any issues since I lost my ability to connect to them so it appear to be an issue solely with my PC. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!

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Hi all,

Here is my current network config:

2 Windows 7 PCs (Home Premium)
1 Vista PC
3 Windows XP PCs
1 Netgear NAS

all in workgroup "WORKGROUP"
all assigned static IPs

Up until today every computer could see every computer on their respective My Network Places screens. The XP machines could see all the shares on the NAS and could see and connect to any other computer by just double clicking. This morning the windows 7 PCs can see each other + the Vista machine and can see the NAS listed under storage but not under 'Computer' like it used to. The XP machines can see each other but not the NAS.

Every computer can ping any other one. Any computer can type the computer name (e.g. \\NAS\share works) and that gets it temporarily instated into the network places on W7. We recently went through and assigned static IPs to every computer (before the issue). Resetting them back to DHCP isn't really an option (unless it's the only way to fix the issue, but I don't think it should be)

I've combed the net and I can't find anything that directly solves my problem. I've checked permissions, checked that simple file sharing on XP was off, checked that it's being let through firewalls, checked that file sharing was enabled in the network settings windows and a multitude of other solutions but nothing has helped me so far.

Does anyone have any solid ideas as to why this is happening and how to fix it?
Thanks in advance.

A:Can no longer see shares in 'My Network Places'

Have you looked at resetting your router?
It seems to be the common denominator.

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I have a Dell laptop that was working fine with my linksys wireless router when the other day it suddenly stopped working. I have a message that the network no longer recognizes the computer.

I rebooted both my main computer and the laptop thinking I may have had an IP conflict but that hasn't cured the problem.

My laptop is detecting the network but it has a red x next to it.

I made no changes to anything. Why would this be happening and would the problem be with the linksys router, my main computer, or the network magic program?

I don't think it's with the laptop as I stayed in a hotel the other night and was able to log in to their wireless network.

Where should I look first?

A:Laptop no longer recognized by network

Hope this question made sense I was trying to do 3 things at once while typing it....lol

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New Windows 8 deskside, set up workgroup, worked OK, now not showing other 2 computers on it. What am I doing wrong? Am novice.

Other 2 computers show all 3 computers on Network, and from the other 2 I can access the new 8 box and it's files. Shortly after I had done the set up, the 8 box showed all 3 computers, and from the 8 box I was accessing other computers. Why does the 8 box now only list itself on the Network/Workgroup?

How do access the other 2 computers?

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I've been using Windows 8 Pro for a month now and everything has gone smoothly.

However, ever since earlier this week I've been unable to connect to my work's wifi (router), and as of tonight, I'm unable to connect to my house's router. I either receive an error stating it was unable to connect or that the connection is limited. However, if I use my cell phone as a hotspot, I am able to connect without a hitch. What's happening??

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I have 2 computers hooked up to Linksys EtherFast 10/100 5-port Auto Sensing Switch EZXS55W using Cox's Motorola SURFboard modem.

My computer is XP Pro SP3 P4 2.80GHz with 2GB of RAM.

2nd computer is XP Home SP3 Celeron D with 1GB of RAM. Compaq Presario SR1410NX.

We were able to share the printer and file a couple weeks ago and now all of a sudden we can't. I noticed my brother was grayed out in McAfee's Network Manager and EasyNetwork and I was the same way on his. Did a search about it and saw the tool McAfee offered for a network problem and ran it. That seemed to make things worse because now we do not exist to each other. Tried setting up a network through Windows but it's not working.

Ran ipconfig /all and there is a couple differences that I don't know how to fix.

1st computer (mine)
WIndows IP Configuration
host name: az2009
primary Dns Suffix:
Node Type: Unknown
IP Routing Enabled: No
WINS Proxy Enabled: Yes
DNS Suffix Search List: ph.cox.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connnection
Connection-specific DNS Suffix: ph.cox.net
Description: Intel (R) Pro/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address: 00-11-11-DB-E7-64
Dhcp Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
IP Address: 68.230.35.115
Subnet Mask: 255.255.248.0
Default Gateway: 68.230.32.1
DHCP Server: 172.19.73.67
DNS Servers: 68.105.28.11
68.105.29.11
68.105.28.12


2nd computer (my brother's)
WIndows IP Configuration
host name: dragon2
p... Read more

A:Home network no longer works

Remove the McAfee and Easy Network software. Run a registry/virus cleaner, reset the Linksys router to default settings, and rerun the Linksys setup
 

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I've searched through the forums but nothing seems to be quite the same as my problem. I've been using mostly a dial up connection (because I live in the sticks). But I occassionally bring my laptop to work to pilfer their high speed wireless connection if I have some particularly large files that I need to download. I've had no problems in doing so until today. Now my laptop cannot find the network and says that "This computer does not have a wireless network adapter installed and configured." When I go to the device manager, I have two 6TO4 Adapters that are not working properly. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing. Please help!!!
 

A:Wireless network no longer working

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Hi All,

This is a further post to an earlier one I made regarding the woes with my phoneline network and lack of logon boxes at start-up.

After reading through numerous posts by others I still haven't figured out what has gone wrong.

A little history: When the network was initially set up, computer #2 could see and access computer #1 but computer #1 could only see itself and was not able to see or access computer #2.

After searching through various forums for an answer I found one that said that the protocols on both machines must match. #2 had TCP/IP, IPX/?? (sorry, can't remember the other half), and NetBEUI. Computer #1 did not have NetBEUI so I removed it from Computer #2 -- This is when all the problems started happening --
After removing NetBEUI, neither computer could see or access the other. A friend told me that both computers should have NetBEUI protocols so I added it back to #2, but #1 was unable to find the NetBEUI protocol. (I have since located a download of NetBEUI and now have it on computer #1).

After putting NetBEUI back on #2 it could no longer see or access computer #1.
I uninstalled all the network software (3Com HomeConnect), removed the network cards and removed all the adapters and protocols with the network configuration box. I reinstalled everything, making sure the workgroup names are the same and that all the protocols matched and were bound in a similar fashion but still the computers only see themselves. Each computer can ping it... Read more

A:Phoneline network no longer working

It sounds like you have double checked everything but, some times the simple things get overlooked.
When you open the network icon in the control panel, what is your primary network logon set for? It should either be windows family logon or client for MS networks and the same on both machines.

Just a guess,
SeeYa
 

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Hi there, and please help .

My home network uses a Linksys WRT 54 G ver 2 router to which I have 3 desktops hardwired and one desktop (my teenage daughter's) tapping in wirelessly with a D-Link wireless USB. I've not had any problems with the wireless connection over the past year and a half until this morning.

Although I didn't think I was using AOL's Pure Network Port Magic, while looking at her system, a popup in the Taskbar told me that Port Magic had expired and that I had to log on to AOL within 90 days (which I had). I uninstalled Port Magic and tried to reconnect through Windows (XP) network connections. Our network wasn't in the list, even when I refreshed. When I right-clicked our network, our network shows a signal strength of 5 bars, yet does not come up in the available network list. A neighbor's unsecured network with a low signal strength of 1 bar is available, and I can connect to it and get online, but I can't connect to mine.

I printed out the network key and tried to reestablish a connection, but I still cannot connect. Although I thought/think that Port Magic is simply a "traffic cop," out of desperation I reinstalled AOL and accepted Port Magic. Still no go.

I don't know why all of a sudden our wireless connection doesn't work. The hardwired desktops are working fine. I can, as a last resort, hardwire my daughter, but getting enough cable and running it through the floor will be a bit of a nightma... Read more

A:Can no longer connect to my wireless network

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my internet works fine, watching network videos works fine, playing network music works fine. Transferring files from my host computer to my laptop usually gives me this error "cannot copy ___ the specified network name is no longer available", and my wireless network crashes for a good 2+ minutes.

My host is an asus a7n8x desktop and my laptop is an asus g1s. everything works perfectly on my network but the data transfers!!!

I've tried..

netsh int ip set chimney DISABLED

and setting the value of DiableDOS in the registry to 1. on both computers. no luck.

I hear

TOE (tcp/ip offload engine)

Offload TCP_LargeSend

might help but have no clue how to do it.
 

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Hi, I am running a small home server on my network. It works for 4 other computers, but on this computer it is giving me a bizarre problem.

Using USB adapter, transfer drops out in about 2 minutes using Windows Explorer. Says "Specified network name is no longer available" Even had "Path is too deep" one time (the file names and paths are not long!)

System is using XP PRO SP3, up to date. .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Using USB adapter, transfer drops out in about 2 minutes using Windows Explorer. [PROBLEM]
Using USB adapter, will transfer over FTP.
Using LAN, will transfer using Windows Explorer.
Other system using XP HOME works with SAME USB adapter over Windows Explorer.
Other system using XP PRO works with DIFFERENT PCI adapter over Windows Explorer.

USB Adapter is Linksys WUSB300N using latest driver from Linksys.
Have tried Windows auto-install driver from internet, same results.

When it drops out, the entire connnection goes out - need to do a Repair connection.
Will transfer small files over USB adapter, but not large ones (takes about 2 minutes to drop out).
Other known working USB adapter does not work, same error.
Disabling Client for Microsoft Networks doesn't work
Disabling File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks doesn't work
Disabling LAN device doesn't work
Reinstalled Client for Microsoft Networks doesn't work
Tried disabling firewall (BullGuard) - doesn't work (Windows Firewall disabled)

Tried using L... Read more

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I have a HP Pavilion dv9910us i just got a new router and all my devices connect to my wireless network using the new security key except the indicated HP. I called my provider and they said its my laptop. Help!
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E1-39-02-58
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-68-75-EA-30
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7439:339c:22fe:b332%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.15(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, March 12, 2012 9:54:20 PM
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A:Can no longer connect to wireless network

Welcome to TSG:
Here are some things we have learned about this Atheros adapter.Generally boils down to a security issue(wpa/wep etc) or a driver issue.
Hope this helps
Ok:Here is what we know about this adapter.
Boils down to two things basically.
Encryption and drivers.
Problem determination suggestions for both of those issues are covered below.
Courtesy of ETAF and Terrynet on the Networking Forum:

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Atheros AR5007EG & AR5007
We have recently been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters over the last few months, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and windows Vista.

The adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
--- Please post back here if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver." That apparently has worked for some posters.

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section, as some manufactures, appear to now have a working driver available.
Toshiba - update has worked for some PCs
HP The latest HP Atheros driver dated Sept 2010 has fixed the issue - so check the driver date, However, that does NOT apply t... Read more

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Ok, I spend a lot of time over at a friend's house, with roughly 3-4 computers running on the same network. My laptop was able to connect smoothly with no problems for about a month. One day another friend came over and connected his laptop to the network, before mine was connected, and since then I have been unable to connect back to the network even after he's left with his laptop long gone. I've tried restarting the router, tried to release/renew my IP with the cmd prompt (however was only displayed "media disconnected" for all my connections), tried setting a static IP, and none have given me any results. My laptop recognizes the network with 4-5 bars, however when trying to connect I'm simply given a message saying, "Windows was unable to connect to (network name)". I have no problem connecting to my wireless network at home, but for some reason am unable to connect to my friends. I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110, along with Windows 7. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can no longer connect to a wireless network I was previously able to

Can you display your Ipconfig /all in the command line and Post it here.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

will out put it to notepad.

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For the past three days, I have been able to succesfully connect to our neighbors wireless network (he provided the password and it is within 150 feet of my computer) and although I made no changes, my adapter no longer sees the network. It does see other networks, so I'm not sure if that rules out anything. I did have issues with it before in which I had to manually set up the IP under alternative connections.
 

A:Adapter no longer sees wireless network

neighbors wireless network (he provided the password and it is within 150 feet of my computer)Click to expand...

he will be breaking the rules T&Cs of hes ISP contract supplied network .....by allowing you to access hes network
 

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Hello,

We have an office network with multiple computers on the wifi. We moved one of the desktop PCs to a further office. The PC is running Windows XP. It used to see our wifi network but no longer does. However, it can see other networks. When we take one of the laptops in the further office with the PC though, it sees our network as well.

We have a Netgear 8 port Dual Speed Hub and a Westell 327W-15 modem.

I've tried updating the drivers and that didn't work. We also tried boosting our wifi signal Please let me know if you have any advice. Thanks!
 

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I have a windows 8 64 bit system. There is a laptop with windows 7. I have my canon mp470 printer plugged into the windows 8 system via usb. Up until a few days ago we could printer from the windows 7 laptop through the network. I have done 2 things since then. 1.) I uninstalled mcaffee internet security and installed nortons internet security and 2.) I tried to update to windows 8.1 which failed part way through the update then it said the system was reverting back to windows 8.0

Now I can't print from the laptop. (nothing changed on the laptop only on the windows 8 system).

Sadly windows 8 is almost a foreign language to me. Please someone help me fix this.

A:canon printer no longer showing in network

no response, i'll bump it one time.

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My Laptop was wirelessly connected to a 2-PC network and has been working fine for a while now. I have been using internet connection sharing, file and print sharing: the works. Then suddenly it suddenly was "Unable to Connect to Wireless Network". It's fustrating because it happened overnight quite literally - something must have gone wrong somewhere. . .

The piece of kit I'm using it is a BT Voyager 2091 Wireless ADSL Router whcih acts as the Modem and the wireless router. The wireless network adapter the laptop is using is internal: Internal PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection. AS I said: everything has been working fine but suddenly it's simply not finding it, let alone connecting.

Thankyou in advanced for your help,
me10
 

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This computer belonged to a former coworker and was a part of our network at my office. I have XP Home and every time I try to add an icon to my desktop, it tells me that it is in a location that is not accessible. (D: drive...I don't have a D drive!!!)

I'm totally lost on network stuff and don't have any idea how to fix this!! ANy help is appreciated!!!
 

A:No longer part of network, but says my desktop is on D drive, which I don't have!!!

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After 5 months using a new Compaq laptop running Vista connected to my wireless network when I turned on the computer this week end end it no longer recognizes "Any" wireless networks including my own and the HP wireless assistant no longer boots up.

After following all the diagnostic procedures in Vista I get error messages that the drivers cannot be loaded into the network adapter...

So I am now connected to my router through an ethernet cable but still no wireless..

Any suggestions from the wizards out here>

Thank You
 

A:Vista no longer recognizes my wireless network

have a look in device manager and see if still there
start>
control panel>
system>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

network adapters
click on the + sign

post backs whats there

also any ! X or ?

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compaqs often have a switch to switch the wireless on/off - have you switched the wireless OFF at all?
 

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I set up a network several months between my new laptop (Vista) and my old desktop (XP). However, now the only computer on my network is the Laptop. What to do go to get this fixed and wonder what happened?
 

A:Desktop computer is no longer on my laptop's network

what type of modem do you have?
 

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Hi,

I am having trouble getting my HP (dv1340us) laptop (uses Windows XP) to connect to my home network. I've already asked a few computer-savvy people for tips, but they seem confused by the problem, as well, so I'm trying again!

About six months ago I was having problems with my laptop internet browsers. First it stopped allowing me to use Firefox, then the newer versions of IE, until finally the only browser I could use was an old version of IE. I sent the computer in to HP for repair, telling them of the browser problem, as well as asking them to fix the broken speakers and a problem with the battery one day went from working perfectly to suddenly dropping to zero power whenever I unplugged it.

When I got the computer back, I took it to the library and was able to connect to the free network there. Firefox worked just fine. So far, so good. However, at my own house I have been unable to connect to the internet for months now. I've tried everything I can think of. I just ran a WindowsXP repair CD, as well as the driver installation CD.

Since I got the computer back I have been unable to renew my IP address, and now that I ran the repair CD I apparently have "media disconnected."

The laptop has a strong signal from my router, but it connects with "limited or no connectivity" when I enter the WEP key. Oddly enough, twice two computer-savvy people have been able to get the computer to connect to my home network by playing around with... Read more

A:Laptop no longer connects to home network

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect. If either fails, please show ...

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[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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