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Q: Solved: Connect Linux Computer to Network

I was considering getting away from using Microsoft Operating Systems little by little. I want to convert a Windows 98 SE laptop to a Linux laptop. The laptop has a Belkin wireless card attached to it. I would have the driver software for the Belkin card, but it's only for Windows OS. Also, I would like to know how I could get the laptop to share a printer with my Windows XP desktop if I converted it to a Linux platform.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Connect Linux Computer to Network

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.)

A: Solved: Connect Linux Computer to Network

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I need information about how to add a computer running Linux to my home network. Is there anything special I need to know? I'll be running the latest Ubuntu version once it's installed. Is there a setup wizard or something along that line that I need to run? Other computers on the network are running Vista.

A:Solved: Adding Linux computer to home network

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I have a wifi network set-up (2 windows pc's, a Dlink Dl-514 router) and i was wondering how i can connect to them to surf the web on linux

A:How to connect to a wifi network on linux

Which flavour of Linux you using?

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Hello everyone, hopefully someone here has some Linux experience and can help with my networking problems. I have a fileserver running Linux on my home network. It uses openssh for ssh and samba for local file sharing. I just installed Vista Ultimate x64 on a separate computer and cannot connect to it. I can connect to the fileserver through samba from another computer on the same network running XP as well as from OS X. I can connect to the computer with XP from Vista, but can't discover the Linux computer. I can ssh from the computer running OS X to the Linux computer but PuTTY just time-outs when trying to connect from Vista. I can ping every other computer on my network that is running a form on windows, but I cannot even ping the Linux box. I disabled the windows firewall temporarily to remove it as a cause. Since I cannot even ping the Linux computer, I think that is the main issue and ssh and samba should probably work once that is resolved. Oh yeah, I also changed the Network security policy to "LM and NTLM – use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated". I am using Samba >3.0 which has support for ntlmv2, but I changed it anyway.
All of the computers are wired, except for the one running OS X. If I forgot any other detail, let me know.


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I'm trying to setup an FTP server to upload photos and videos to, and tried to setup a program to automatically change the ip on the domain every time it changes, but have been having trouble with it.

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I have a hosted Linux server running CentOS 5 with Samba 3.4. Everything is setup and it is accessible via Linux machines by typing smb://ip.address/ in a Firefox address bar. I am trying to set up a local network share on a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 computer.

I am trying to map the shared drive as a network drive and am having issues. Google provided a wide range of solutions, and thus far nothing has worked.

I have tried entering the IP address in 2 locations:
1. Map Network drive. I select a drive letter and type in the ip \\12.345.678.9\
It asks for credentials and I enter the user info for the user I created on the Linux machine. It thinks a moment then pops back up asking for credentials. It doesn't say they are invalid, just never goes through.
2. Connect to a website (under Map Network Drive). I type the IP http://12.345.678.9 and click connect and it pops up a dialog saying "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another".

I have tried creating a loopback adapter and trying to setup a connection via SSH using the guide found at http://www.nikhef.nl/~janjust/CifsOverSSH/VistaLoopback.html. After completing the tutorial (substituting my server IP address for the destination address given) I try using the Run dialog as indicated and get a "Windows cannot connect to.." error and the diagnose connection button. One thing that may be causing problems there is that the loopback adapter is labeled as an unidentified net... Read more

A:Can't Connect to Remote Linux Server to Create Network Share

Anyone? I have been searching and can't seem to find anything else to try, hoping someone here has some suggestions.

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Everyone here seems really knowledgeable, so I'm hoping that you can help me. I have two computers that I connect to the internet through a Linksys BEFSX41 router. The other day my cable modem went caput, so we exchanged it for a new one. I connected the new one to the router, and one of my computers connected right away, with no problem. The other, however, repeatedly gave me a "limited connection" error. I tried unplugging the cable modem and router and restarting the computer. Still no connection, so I tried to ipconfig/release, then ipconfig/renew. That didn't work, so I assigned the trouble computer a static IP address hoping that it would solve the problem. I no longer receive the "limited connection" error, but I am still unable to connect to the internet. I also tried pinging the other computer connected to my router with no success; it simply timed out. I'll include the results of my ipconfig below:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mi
ni PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-23-69-30-79

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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A:Solved: Home Network- One Computer Does Not Connect

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Hello, i was not exactly sure where i am supposed to post this question so if this isnt the right place i will delete this and repost where you tell me too, here is the problem.

I have a computer on a school network, i recently set up a WDS server to make rebuilding computers allot easier and faster. I created an image for a Inspiron Desktop 560ST but when i tried to redeploy the image back on the exact same computer while connecting to WDS deployment service i get this error.

<Installing windows>
WdsClient: An error Occured while obtaining an IP address from the DHCP server. Please check to ensure that there is an operational DHCP server on this network segment.

I do have a DHCP server and it is on.....

In the same screen i get the error i press shift+f10 to bring up CMD and type ipconfig and this is what i get

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-Specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-Local IPv6 Address . . . . . . : fe80::70bb:e025:dd6c:cf84%2
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address . .:
SubNet Mask . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .:
Default Gateway . . . . .. . . . . . .. :
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A:Solved: Can not connect to DHCP on a network computer

Networking would be the right section, I`ve moved the thread for you.

Does the card work while in Windows, maybe the network card is no good.

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Ok, hopefully this isn't too stupid to ask...

My girlfriend and I both have desktops running Vista Home Premium. We are both connected to the internet through a wireless router. At first, our computers couldn't see each other over the network, and after reading some advice on the internet, went on both computers and lowered all firewalls (Windows and Trend Micro). Now both computers can see each other, but when I try to connect them, it asks for a user and password.

My question is: what user and password?

As far as I know, neither of us have a user and password. Neither of us set one up for our windows accounts. The router has a password but no user...

Argh! I just want to use the bloody printer connected to her machine! Help!

A:Solved: Can't connect to other computer on wireless network

Have you enabled printer sharing, file sharing, and network discovery? Also, you may need to disable password protected sharing.

Here's how:

Go to control panel, then click on network and sharing center. Make sure that "network discovery" is turned on, make sure "file sharing" is turned on, make sure "printer sharing" is turned on. Also, make sure "passwored protected sharing" is turned off. Then exit out of network and sharing center and exit control panel.

Now click on start, then type "printers" in the search box, then click on the printers folder that appears. Right click the printer you want to share and select properties, then click on the "sharing" tab to make sure it is shared. (If not, share it! ). Now click over to the security tab and give all permissions to "everyone." Click apply then okay.

Hope this helps!


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I changed my ISP to "Clear.com" and now one, seldom used, Win7 computer will not connect to the wireless network. I have two other desktops hardwired and two laptops on the wireless that work fine. The two laptops are in the same room as the Clear 'modem/router', while the Win7 box is not, if that matters. The Win7 box worked in that location when I was on the cable and had a separate wireless router.

The box that will not connect, does show that the wireless connection is available, and the adapter shows to be working properly in Device Manager.

Oh, and Windows Troubleshooter says it cannot fix it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Win7 computer will not connect to wireless network

Make sure that you are not locking yourself out via MAC Address filtering.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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I previously had issues with my HP Pavilon laptop (not having correct drivers etc). I now have Atheros ar5007802.11b/g wireless driver and nvisia nforce networking controller.

I can successfully see all available networks however when I try to connect to one my computer instantly crashes and I am forced to restart it.

This can't be a hardware issue as I can successfully connect to the network when I boot my laptop in safe mode with networking.

Does anyone know what may be causing this? I.E. a driver clash


A:Solved: COmputer crashes when attempting to connect to a network

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I recently brought my computer over to my friend's house for some network gaming, and all was fine until i returned home and set up my computer in its usual place...now my computer (which is connected to our local wireless network via a Belkin 11mbps wireless desktop network card) wont connect to the network.

My computer normally uses the Belkin Network Monitor Utility as its means of detecting local networks and thus far it manages to detect our local network, but although ive created a profile with the correct information it doesnt let me connect or i'm able to connect and it drops the network frequently and doesnt allow internet access.

Ive tried using Wireless Zero Configuration also, and Windows detects the network and attempts to connect and then says "Not Connected" in the top corner and displays the message "You are now connected to this network", which i find rather confusing

In other attempts, ive tried ipconfig to see if i could determine any problem from there but from what i could see there wasnt anything wrong apart from the IP address as listed below:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : your-dmie2v151z
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

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A:Solved: Computer wont connect to home network.

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After about an hour I managed to figure out why my Mum's PC wouldn't connect to our wireless network, thought I'd post what solved it incase if could help anyone else.

I have a Belkin Wireless G Router and my mum's old PC used to connect to it with a wire. She got a new PC today and was having problems connecting to the Internet.

The ethernet cable had a green light beside the cable only and the router lit up showing that the PC was connected. However she couldn't get the Internet.

The IP address was in the 169.x.x.x range. After a wee search on the Internet some forums suggested it was a DHCP lease problem. I connected to my router and although I have the lease release setting set to one day, that didn't appear to be the problem.

After manually configuring the new PC to the network in the house I was able to ping my own PC and connect to see some files on my PC. So that proved that the ethernet port/cable etc was working, but still no Internet access.

After searching through all my router settings I realised I had MAC address filtering on, my idea of router security.

I disabled this and then the new PC connected, I took a note of the new MAC address, added it to the accepted list of MAC addresses and the PC is not able to connect to the Internet.

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I just got a Linux box up and running. Kubuntu 12.1. It has internet connection and my router shows the machine. Windows 7 Network does not show it.

Attached are IPCONFIG and info from Linksys E4200 router. Windows Firewall with Microsoft Security Essentials.

A:New Linux computer will not show in my network

Are you referring to the network tab in Windows Explorer or the attached devices on your router page?

Computers will only appear in the network tab if they are belong in the same workgroup or domain as the host machine. For example, I cannot see SERVER-1 on my network in the computer tab because it is on a separate domain than me however I am still able to ping it.

When I use a machine that is connected to the same domain as SERVER-1 I can then see it in the network tab of Windows explorer.

Unless linux has an option to specify a workgroup I doubt you will be able to see it in the network tab. That being said if you try to access it by it's hostname then you will find that you can still access it even though it isn't visible. For example I can still access SERVER-1's shares even though it wasn't visible:

Hope This Helps,

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I have this desktop Windows XP that is not connecting to my wireless network although it is picking up that it is there and on the list. But when I try to connect it to the network it says "windows can't connect to any of your preffered networks". I have another Windows XP laptop that is connecting to the same network just fine. Also, for some strange reason on the desktop everytime i set the time on the bottom and I turn off computer the time always resets to 12:00am Jan 1, 2003. Why is this happening? And how can i get my desktop to connect to my network?

A:Computer finds network to connect to but does not connect when tried.

i have answered you other post - with the same question here

you replied and deleted your answers ?

please do not duplicate questions on the forum

closing post

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So most of my family works on laptops, but i have one old desktop that i haven't turned on in a while, but now I need to get it back connected to the internet for a bit.

I have a network cable running to it (most of my comps run on wireless but this one doesn't have a wireless card), and it connects to the network, but gives me the "limited to no activity" message. Last time I turned it off (a few months ago) it worked fine)

Troubleshooting so far (after rebooting/powercycling everything, of course)
1. connected the network cable to my laptop, after disconnecting the wireless. worked fine.
2. Tried "repair", could not renew
3. tried release/renew, error on renew "unable to contact your DHCP server.
4. tried DNS flush
5. did netsh dump
6. DHCP Client is started, and automatic
7. disabled and reenabled the NIC card (VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter)

Any thoughts, help, ideas would be great. . Just need to get itunes connected to the internet!

A:Old computer WILL connect to network, WON'T connect to internet

Assuming Windows ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

thank you

laptop specs

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

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

never mind i sorted it out myself!

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Here is the deal. I am running Windows XP SP2 on my home tower (custom built). The tower is hardwired to a Linksys WRT54GS router. The tower does not have a wireless NIC. There are a few other computers that access this small network at various times.

The router is using WPA-PSK encryption. Wireless MAC address connectivity is enabled.

I bought an HP 1022NW Laserjet printer and tried connecting it to the wireless network using the enclosed getting started guide. I initially tried connecting it in ad hoc mode because I believe this is what I should use in my home office. No dice. Nothing was recognized. The only printing success I got was when I hooked an Ethernet cable directly to the router. After unplugging the cable, I had no luck printing wirelessly, even though I tried also configuring the installation for infrastructure mode, where the printer was recognized but still would not print once the cable was removed.

I have taken the printer's MAC address and added it as a trusted endpoint in both my router's configuration table and in my firewall (Norton Internet Security). However, that has also not helped.

Some advice I have read is making sure QoS is disabled on the router and also making sure that the SSID and pass key for the printer match that of the router. It should be easy to make these changes to the printer, but I cannot access the embedded web server in this printer to make these changes. Also, one source said to make sure the printer is on the sam... Read more

A:Solved: Network ready printer will not connect to home office network

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Up until this afternoon, i had been able to access my wireless network fine. However, I had taken my computer outside, and tried to connect. I was not able to, and had xp try to "repair" the problem. No luck. I brought it back into my room, but it still didn't work. It will say "acquiring network address" on and off, but never connect. Everyone else in the house can connect to it fine, and i can still connect to it through ethernet cable, and to other wireless networks besides this one. I ran a diagnostic, where it said that the network keys did not match up, i checked them, and the diag report gave me this.

Can anyone help?

Last diagnostic run time: 12/21/11 17:02:46 IP Configuration Diagnostic
Invalid IP address

info Zero ( IP address detected
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
error Error releasing the current IP address: The system cannot find the file specified.
info Zero ( IP address detected
action Automated repair: Reset network connection
action Disabling the network adapter
action Enabling the network adapter
info Network adapter successfully enabled
info Zero ( IP address detected
action Manual repair: Reboot modem
info Zero ( IP address detected
action Automated repair: Renew IP address
action Releasing the current IP address...
error Error releasing the current IP address: The system cannot find the file specified.
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A:Solved: Cannot connect to wireless network(can connect to others)

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

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I recently reformatted my computer and reinstalled Vista to it. I installed all the necessary drivers etc. and rebooted. But it still says "You are not connected to any networks" when the light on my router says that i am connected to the home network. It keeps saying to insert a network cable.
In the devices manager, the network card driver seems to be functioning normally.

Is there a fix for this?

The network card is a Realtek RTL 8111C on-board chip.

Also, ive read somewhere else that USB & 1394 drivers having conflicting effects with lan drivers. I installed an "Intel INF Configuration patch" which contained a crapload of USB Drivers which supposedly "configured properly" the intel motherboard chipsets, but im not so sure about that.

A:Solved: No Network Available - LAN card working but cannot connect to network

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Setting up a computer with windows and linux each on their own harddrive. Windows 98 and Xubuntu 6. Anything i should know/look out for?

A:Solved: Windows/Linux computer

Install Windoze first...format disk, and leave enough room for whatever you want ot do with Linux. So if you have a 40G drive, I'd leave 10 of it for Linux (depending what u want to do with it tho). Just leave that part unformatted. Liux will format it to it's own type when u install.
Ubuntu is probably one of the easiest to install. Can really go wrong. Just make sure to read the pointers on their forum.

When you install Ubuntu, it will install a boot program (GRUB) which will let you choose what to boot from on startup.

Good luck.


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I'm trying to connect to a wireless network with a laptop. It required a network key, so I went on the one laptop used regularly in the place and used to configure it and turned off the encryption. I am now posting this from the desktop which is still connected. My laptop indicates it's connected but won't receive any data. Ping shows "destination host unreachable" and 100% loss.

A:Solved: wireless network - can't connect - network key?

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Hi, I have a computer with two hard drives. One ran Windows XP and the other Linux. My son decided he wanted to format the Linux drive which he did. When he restarted the computer it wanted to boot the Linux drive which had no operating system. So he went into the setup and disabled the drive. He then rebooted and got a Grub error. Forgive for not having the error message because he can't remember. This morning, I turned on the computer and nothing. It powers on but doesn't seem to POST. Do you think he fried the BIOS? I've tried swapping out hard drives, booting from the XP cd, clearing the CMOS, etc. with nothing. I built the system several years ago. It's an MSI motherboard with a VIA KT 400 chipset and an AMD processor. (can't remember which one, sorry)


A:Solved: Linux, Grub and dead computer

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Hello everyone.
I am trying to connect a second computer to a router. I have all the necessary cables hooked up and my ethernet cable is plugged into the router.
However, it isn't being recognized by the network. I know this will probably sound stupid, but is there something to enable, or should the router automatically detect a second computer?
I have Windows Vista on the first comp and XP on the second (which is the one that I can't seem to connect)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Cannot connect 2nd computer to network

For both PCs 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:


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

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

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I have had a home network with 2 computers for quite some time now. I had a 2 wire modem and Linksys broadband firewall router. Everything was fine until my 2wire went out and I had to go get another one. The new one is a router and modem in one. That is all that I am using now. Here is the problem.
Computer A can see itself and computer B on the network. And it can access files on computer B.
Computer B will sometimes see itself on the network. Sometimes it will see Computer A but it will always get denied access saying it does not have permission. Sometimes it won't be able to access the network at all (error message saying you may not have permission to access the network (like after I restart).
Both computers can always access the internet.
I have called 2wire and they connected to the modem. They said that everything was fine there and that they saw activity from both computers.
I have checked the computer names, ip addresses, subnet mask and gateway. All are ok.
I have run the network setup wizard 5 different times and all with the same result.
Computer A can ping B but B does not get a reply from A.
I have checked to make sure that Simple File Sharing is enabled on both computers.
The guest account is set up on both computers.
I have used the network troubleshooting wizard....nothing.
I have made sure that client for Microsoft networks, file and printer sharing for Microsoft networks and TCP/IP is installed on both computers.
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A:One computer will not connect to the network

Probably a 3rd party firewall (internet security) configuration problem. Definitely on Computer A, and maybe on Computer B.

Best to uninstall the firewall, get the network working, and then install the firewall and configure it for the desired LAN access.

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I Currently Have 9 Desktop PC's connected to a my workgroup network, all running Windows XP professional, all Dells

The Computer I am working from is a New Computer (Dell Optiplex 755) that will be replacing one of our existing computers (Dell Precision), I am trying to connect to the computer it will be replacing so I can do a File Transfer over the network. Both these computers are connected to a Lynksys Switch not a router. Every time I go to My Network Places, then select View Workgroup Computers and then double-click on the computer I want to connect to (Dell Precision) I get an error message that reads

\\Precision 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.

The network path was not found.

I don't get this message when I click on any of the other computers on my network.

*I've Tried Mapping a Network Drive to the old computer but it won't let me

*I've also tried the solution of:

1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
2. Locate and then double-click the following registry subkey:
3. In the right pane, double-click restrictanonymous.
4. Make sure that the value in the Value data box is set to 0, and then click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.

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A:Cannot Connect To only one computer on network

Can you access the problem PC from any of the other computers?

Any 3rd party firewall on the problem PC?

Can you ping the problem PC by IP address? By computer name?

Restart both the problem PC and the new one. If still the same problem please show for the problem ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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I have a very common problem (seems many have the same in this forum).

I have two computers connected to a router (DLink - D300):
A laptop (running Vista Home Prem.) and a desktop (running on XP Pro SP2).

I am using DHCP on my network. The router is connected to DSL modem. I can access internet from both computers.

Laptops uses Wireless
Desktop is connected thru LAN port (NIC).

I have attached my Network Map and Vista Sharing options screenshots.

I can ping both the computers to & fro. But cannot view the XP computer from Vista and similarly cant view Vista laptop from the desktop.

Both the computers are in the same workgroup MSHOME.

I have removed Norton Internet Security from the both the computers but still cannot view each other.

In both computers, file & printer sharing is enabled.

I have enabled Netbios over TCP in both the computers, but in desktop (WinXP) it shows disabled when I run ipconfig /all.

I am attaching both the ipconfig screenshots also.

Please help!!!! its urgent........

Need help!!!!

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I have a toshiba satellite running windows 7 ultimate (lets call it the server), 3 dell optiplex 330 desktops running windows XP Pro service pack 3. Cisco small business 16 port switch, Asus Rt-n12 router and a centurytel DSL modem box.

Computers have been doing fine until I installed Norton Internet Security onto them. I know bad idea. I have had Norton before while running a server in the past, with no problems. And was deperate to put an antivirus on my computers, not being familiar with any others out there, I just put Norton on them.
They worked for about a week before I started having issues. The (counter) computer had kicked me out of the network and kept giving me a box that said IP conflicts. On this computer we had to do a restore to before I installed Norton. Everything was fine again for a few days, then started getting the IP conflict again. So I uninstalled Norton and this computer is doing good.

Sorry so long, just trying to explain everything.

My problem:
(office) computer, was working great no problems before Norton, or even during Norton. A day or two after the (counter) computer started having issues, (office) computer kicked me out of the network. I never got any errors about an IP conflict. It just kicked me off the network and I have not been able to get back on. I tried many things to get back on, i have also uninstalled Norton from it and the others.

I have tried doing a DNSflush. no luck.
Turned off firewalls and did a restart on both (office) c... Read more

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I have recently become the proud owner of a Sony Xperia P which I would to be able to connect to Wifi in my bedroom. Unfortunately, as my router's WLAN isn't strong enough to reach my room (I get internet on my laptop via ethernet cable) I need to use my laptop as a hotspot to be able to connect my phone. So I set up an ad-hoc network to share my laptop's internet connection via its own Wifi. I'm pretty confident I followed all the required steps accurately (enabled LAN connection sharing, etc), but when I try to connect to my new ad-hoc network on my laptop's list of wireless networks, I just get indefinitely stuck in the "Waiting for the network..." stage. I also tried with WEP security disabled, so no key was required, but to no avail. I know the laptop's wifi works fine as I can connect to my router (when in range) without a problem. Needless to say, my ad-hoc network is also not yet appearing on my phone's wifi connections.

Running XP SP3, with Intel Wifi Link 5100 AGN.

Any help or insight would be appreciated! Cheers.

A:Computer will not connect to own ad-hoc network

My experience with XP ad-hoc wireless is that you need (at least) two devices trying to connect to the same ad-hoc network at the same time to get the network up and operating. If only one XP PC is trying obviously there can be no network.

Are you sure the phone supports ad-hoc wireless? Have you created the same network on it?

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We have 5 computers on a wireless network - the primary computer that is hooked to the router, 2 laptops, and 2 computers upstairs. My computer is one of the ones upstairs, and the only one in the network that won't connect to the internet. It worked for a few weeks and then suddenly quit working. The LAN monitor icon in the system tray shows that it is connected, but when you try to connect to the internet, the work offline/try again dialogue box comes up. Also, neither outlook express or instant messenger will connect. I am using a Netgear 802 11b Wireless Adapter, MA101 Model. I have a signal strength of 63+% and a link quality of 97-100%. It also has a number for data transmitted, but data received is zero. Is there anyway someone could help based on the info I've given?

A:Computer in network won't connect

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I am having trouble connecting to a computer on my office network. I can see the computer and the computer can connect to the others. However the other two computers can't connect to it. I have tried all of the setup tools and can't seem to get it to work again. This is my secretary's computer. Here is the HJT log!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:46:32 PM, on 3/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.17184)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\ODD Toolkit\DVDTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional 7\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\ACT\SideACT.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\common\lib\ioloServiceManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Citrix\GoToMyPC\g2comm.exe
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Yes, you read it right, I have the opposite problem than usual.

This started after an incident yesterday: a network folder I had open in the background closed with a message it was no longer there. The pc could not see any network computer through windows, but I could still connect to the internet (through the lan) and open vnc connections to lan PCs. After a bit I got a blue screen and after that the pc was restarting immediately upon logging into windows. I did a windows restore and the pc booted. Now it can open all network computers by their name, if it is typed in and open all but one network computer by their IPs, if typed in (So, yes, there is a PC that is only accesible using its name). Also, on the network window, it shows my router and access point but nothing else.

The other PCs on the lan are fine, they can see all the PCs in all ways, including the problematic one.

All PCs on the network have different versions of windows 7 (x86 or x64, enterprise, ultimate, home premium, professional) and all of them have COMODO free firewall in safe mode (no defense+) and avast free antivirus. Windows firewall and defender are off.

A:Can connect to a network computer using name but not IP

Uninstall Comodo and Avast, then reboot. See if things improve.

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My computer hasn't been able to connect to the internet for 3 days. I have two other computers and a video game system that connected to the same router and they work fine. The computer that doesn't work says it's connected when I check my network settings and when I mouse over the network tab on my desktop. Sometimes I can even get to msn.com, but no other websites, and no other applications installed on my computer can access the internet. Does anyone know what I should do?

A:My Computer Won't Connect to the net (others on network will)

hmm...try resetting the router. turn it off and leave it off for like 5 mins.

also try going into 'start' then 'connect to' then go to 'show all connnections' then disbale you wireless connection or your lan connection (whichever one you are using). Wait a little bit then 'enable' only the one you are going to use. See if that works.

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My Network:

Starbridge router #1 (, connects to a pc with cable ( (here is where I get internet)
-router #1 connects to router #2 via Ethernet ports.

Linksys router #2 (, connects to a pc with cable (

Printer ( connects to router #2 via Ethernet port.

Both pc's have static addresses configured on IPv4 properties.
Both pc's have static addresses configured on router #1.


I can print from the pc connected to router #2 but not from pc connected to router #1.
How can I enable this?

A:Computer cannot connect to network printer

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I have three computers on a wireless network. All were doing fine until yesterday afternoon. Then the main one I work on stopped being able to see the internet. I can see that it reaches the wifi router, but not the internet. I am on Uverse and have reset both that machine and the wifi cisco one multiple times, to no effect.

Am on Vista 7, primarily trying to use firefox, but the network sharing center can't figure out why this particular machine can't see the internet and is putting me at "local only"



A:one computer in network can't connect to internet

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

lets see the following please

ipconfig /all
Three Ping tests
xirrus screen shot

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the te... Read more

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I have an Inspiron 1525. I've had it for a year and a half (ish). I had an issue for a while where my computer would just turn off if you put too much pressure on the under side of it below the touch pad. I just ignored the spot, and went about life. Tonight, I was trying to watch a show on casttv.com and it wouldn't load the episode. I tried another, nothing, another, nothing, etc. So I decided to restart. During restart it shut off, so I clicked it to go back on, and it would say "start windows repair" or continue normally. Both options I chose would load for a few seconds, then just turn off. I finally got mad and threw it on the couch next to me, at which point my boyfriend tried and it started absolutely no problem at all as if I was imagining the whole thing. Whatever. So now it turns on fine, but the stupid thing won't connect to my wireless network. I have restarted 6 times, it just won't connect. I'm using my boyfriend's computer, which is (obviously) fine, as I'm using it to write this.
What could possibly be the problem? Why would it not restart completely, and why would it suddenly just not work on my network, which is running fine on a computer a foot away from it?
I'm on Vista. Of course, why not.

EDIT: When I search for a network, it says that the connection is poor and that the signal strength has 0 bars, and sometimes won't even find it, but this computer (6 inches away) will find it to be 5 bars. Thw ne... Read more

A:Computer suddenly won't connect to network that others will

It sounds like you need hardware support, all of the issues you describe point to hardware issues.

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Hey guys I am new here.

I have a HP probook 4510s laptop is running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.

Everything was running fine until recently I cannot connect to any network wired/wireless.
The wifi icon in bottom right just goes in circle , i cannot access network and sharing center too and when this happens the computer does not shut down.
It gets stuck on the 'windows is shutting down..' screen. I have to hold the power key for complete shut down.
It's very weird.

I have booted the pc in safe mode and everything starts working. I am able to connect to a network and access the network and sharing center and also the computer shuts down safely.

I have tried to update the wifi drives but it did not help.
recently i had removed the ubuntu partition on my computer (just deleted it) bootloader still present. Maybe this would cause a problem but I highly doubt.

Any further information required please feel free to ask I will post.

Please help me with this problem.
Thank you

A:Computer does not connect to any network and also does not shut down.

First try running SFC /scannow using option 2 in the link. This will check to make sure your system files and registry are intact and attempt to correct any errors. If you do get errors, it may take several runs to correct them.

If you don't receive any errors, update your virus scanner and run it.

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I don't know if maybe somehow I changed a setting, but my computer used to be able to connect to any wireless network, and now it can't! Here's the thing - it says "connected to: DSL network/signal strength: very good" but I can't get to any websites or have any internet access! Anyone able to help me fix whatever it is I may have messed up? Thank you for your time, I appreciate it so much!

A:computer used to be able to connect to any wireless network - now it can't! help!!!

What operating System are you using? I'm going to guess and say Vista as I have seen this problem before with it.

The way I fixed it was, uninstall the network card from the device manager, then scan for new hardware and let it reinstall the network card. Connect to your wireless network and at some point it should ask you if its a "Home, Work, Public" connection. Pick whatever is right and it should work.

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Hi guys!

I have a weird problem with my desktop (Its running windows 7). I live in a shared house and im at the other side of the house to where the router is located. I usually have a wireless connection but the signal is weak and sometimes fails so I bought a pair of homeplugs also. I leave both plugged in at the same time which results in the computer having a preference for the wired connection over wireless. Up until now this has worked perfectly for me and ive never had connection issues.

Basically, one day I turned on the computer and the wired connection had changed to a public network symbol (rather than home) and displayed 'unidentified network' and 'no network access'. The wireless connection tried to kick in at this point but was either unable to connect to the network OR it did manage to connect but was unable to access anything on the web, although occasionally it manages to very very very slowly load a simple web page. Noone else in the house has any issues AFAIK and I can even connect fine using my xbox and iphone.

If I try to diagnose the problem for my connections it tells me that "local area connection" doesnt have a valid IP configuration for the wired connection whereas for the wireless connection it tells me pretty much nothing. I have tried all the standard stuff - resetting/restarting the router, checking cables, enabling/disabling the connections and setting a manual IP... all to no avail.

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A:1 computer on network suddenly cant connect

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I've run into a bit of a strange circumstance here, where one of the computers connected through the router suddenly cannot connect to the Internet. No one had touched the computer since last night when it was working fine, and today I'm told it was running Windows Update and restarting just before someone tried to use it. Google's not coming up with anything that works for me, so I thought I'd try here.

This computer's running Windows XP and uses cable Internet through a router that two other computers are hooked up to. Every setting I checked was telling me that the computer was connected to a working internet connection, but no program is able to access it. Restarting the router changed nothing, nor did restarting the computer or running the diagnostic tool Internet Explorer prompted me with. This is what the IE diagnostic tool gave me:

Last diagnostic run time: 01/09/08 16:16:12
Gateway Diagnostic

info The following proxy configuration is being used by IE: Automatically Detect Settingsisabled Automatic Configuration Script: Proxy Server: Proxy Bypass list:
info This computer has the following default gateway entry(ies):
info This computer has the following IP address(es):
info The default gateway is in the same subnet as this computer
info The default gateway entry is a valid unicast address
info The default gateway address was resolved via ARP in 1 try(ies)
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A:One computer on network cannot connect to Internet

DHCP is disabled, not sure why you run that way.

Let's try a stack reset.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

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Yesterday I tried connecting to the internet on my other laptop but it did not connect.I clicked connect to a network and click the network and then connect but did not connect. I'm kinda new to this so try to give instructions that are easier to follow.My computer is a Windows Vista.

- Relick

A:Computer won't connect to my wireless network

Hi and welcome to TSG try here http://www.ehow.com/how_2056386_connect-windows-vista-home-network.html and this http://www.watchingthenet.com/windows-vista-tip-how-to-setup-and-connect-to-a-wireless-network.html

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I have two computers: a desktop with no WiFi (Ethernet only) and a laptop (Ethernet and WiFi).

Using Ethernet on both computers I am able to see and share files both ways and all works perfectly. Using WiFi on the laptop I can connect with the desktop machine but not the other way around.

The diagnostics on the desktop computer report "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer. Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing." I've tried all the standard methods to resolve this issue but nothing works. In any case, surely if this were the problem I wouldn't be able to use the Ethernet connection and the laptop wouldn't see my desktop machine?

Disabling the Kaspersky antivirus/firewall makes no difference.

At wit's end! Can anybody help?

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Alright, I have 3 computers on my network. All with a 192.168.1.something IP Address. They are all connected to my Linksys router. When I turned on my HP Pavillion this morning it woudn't connect to the internet. I looked at my IP Address and it was 169.154.18.x!!!! What the heck happened!?!? And how do I get my IP back to 192.168.1.x?


A:Computer wont connect to network

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So I want to connect with my laptop (win 7) to pcA (win 7).
After I boot my laptop i can connect to pcA. But after 10-20 minutes, I can't connect anymore to pcA.
After I boot I also can connect to pcB (win 7). And after 10-20 minutes I can still connect to pcB.
pcB can always connect to pcA.

In short:
Laptop can only connect for a few minutes with pcA
Laptop can connect all the time with pcB
pcB can connect all the time with pcA.

Now what happens when I can't connect to pcA anymore.
I am asked to login (altough on startup I don't have to login and pcB also never has to login). When I enter the credentials of the account on pcA it gets rejected. (So I can still find the computer but it seems he locks me out).

Any thoughts on how to fix this problem ?

With kind regards,


A:I can connect to computer in network for only a few minutes

Go to the Power Settings in Control Panel and see if the network card is allowed to go to sleep in the Advanced Settings, if so set it to NEVER I believe 15 minutes is the default and often they cannot wake up from sleep.

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I set up a wireless network at home and one of my computers will not connect to it. I was able to get on with 3 other computers so the network is not the issue. I have windows xp pro with sp2. When I try to connect using windows connection utility it says "acquiring network address" and then it just stops and says automatic... then it tries to acquire a network address again and then stops etc. I tried with 2 different wifi cards, one is the netgear wg311v2 which is in my computer and the other one is a usb wifi adapter made by trendnet. They both display the same behavior. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

A:Computer will not connect to wireless network

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I have a Dell Studio 1558 laptop running Windows 7 home. Recently, my computer has only been connecting to my home network, but not to any other network. ipconfig:
Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f42d:941f:fe6b:fd57%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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

Tunnel adapter isatap.{8D1CF7AC-83E8-43D2-B145-EBFA0757C65A}:

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

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:1c50:1b8b:b7e8:a081
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c50:1b8b:b7e8:a081%15
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter isatap.{63B772CD-C710-48DD-B444-9A03C3C3E9A9}:

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

A:Computer will only connect to home network

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