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Windows 7 puts numbers after my wireless network name

Q: Windows 7 puts numbers after my wireless network name

Hello. I don't know how exactly to explain my problem but I'll try:
I connect to a wireless network whose name is for example "X" and I have a network connection but I don't have internet access. I disable and enable the wireless adapter and the name of the network is now "X 1" and so on... The problem is my internet is only working on number 9 and I don't know how to delete the other available settings (I am not sure if they are settings) so I can connect only to number 9, not to all other numbers to 10 in different orders - I mean if I disable/enable once it gives me a lucky number - not one after another. I don't know if you understood what I mean but I really hope so. Thank you

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A: Windows 7 puts numbers after my wireless network name

See here for info on removing unused Wireless networks: How to Remove a Wireless Network in Windows 7

Also, you can rename the network connection if you want.

netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection 2" newname="Local Area Connection"

Actually, you could make newname anything you want, like "Fred's Internet" or "My Wireless Connection".

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Since today (I have installed Plex Media Server) I got my PC to peek at 100% cpu because of microsoft network realtime inspection service.
In Security Essentials (W7) there was the option in Defender to uncheck "Enable Network Inspection System".

I can not find this option in Win10. The only option I have is to disable the Realtime protection entirely.

Does anyone know how to turn of network inspection system or any other solution to this issue.



I run Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview Build 10074.

A:microsoft network realtime inspection service puts cpu to 100%

Originally Posted by momoski

Since today (I have installed Plex Media Server) I got my PC to peek at 100% cpu because of microsoft network realtime inspection service.
In Security Essentials (W7) there was the option in Defender to uncheck "Enable Network Inspection System".

I can not find this option in Win10. The only option I have is to disable the Realtime protection entirely.

Does anyone know how to turn of network inspection system or any other solution to this issue.



I run Windows 10 Enterprise Insider Preview Build 10074.

I also noticed this behavior after installing Plex (running Windows 10 Pro). Turning off "Cloud-based Protection" under Windows Defender Settings seemed to greatly reduce the high CPU cost.

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Super annoying bug (or user error?) where whenever I create an event in Windows calendar, after hitting save it moves it one day forward.

So for example, if I create an event for 01/12/2015, it will isntead show up on the 31/11/2015. If I edit the event, it will show the 31/11/2015 instead. If I change it back to 01/12/2015 and hit save, it goes back to 31/11/2015.

It does this with any date, these dates are just an example.

A:Windows Calender's puts events one day before I set them

Did you ever figure out what was happening here? I have the same problem... also in NZ.

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IE flaw puts Windows XP SP2 at risk.Published: September 16, 2005, 7:08 AM PDTBy Dawn Kawamoto, Staff Writer, CNET News.com A flaw has been discovered in Internet Explorer that could enable a remote attack on systems running Windows XP with Service Pack 2, eEye Digital Security has warned.The flaw, which also affects systems running Windows XP, is found in the default installations of Microsoft's IE, according to an advisory released by the security company on Thursday."The flaw is not wormable but allows for the remote execution (of code) with some level of end-user intervention," said Mike Puterbaugh, eEye's senior director of product marketing. Complete article at CNET News

A:IE flaw puts Windows XP SP2 at risk

Another flaw in IE?
Noooooo, tell me it ain't so.

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anyone now what this is , it places this file on my desktop with this on it ~ .how do I get rid of it , its a empty file and keeps coming back after I delete it .oh its the fat 32 file , if that makes a diffrence.

A:windows XP puts this file on my desktop ~

The "~" (its called a "tilde" by the way) is a symptom of a problem that MS have not apparently corrected, caused by a windows update.

It is a backup copy of your Outlook Express Address Book. Its nothing sinister and you can delete it but it will return if any edit is done ton the Address Book.

Another good reason why I never use Outlook Express....

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a big frustration I'm having with Win7 is my inability to close a lot of open windows using a keyboard shortcut. In Mac and Ubuntu, I can just repeatedly tap Ctrl + Q (Command + Q in Mac) to close one window after another quickly (eg, before shutting down). But in Win7 I'm often presented with the situation where tapping Alt + F4 the first time will close the window but tapping it a second time will prompt to shutdown the system (ie, after closing the first window the focus went onto the taskbar). It prevents me from being able to repeatedly tap Alt + F4 to close multiple windows. Instead i have to stop and put focus back onto one of the remaining windows i still want to close before being able to use Alt + F4 again -- a major PITA!

Any way to fix this? to get focus to land on the next open window (and NOT the taskbar) after closing a window with Alt + F4?

A:closing windows with Alt + F4 puts focus on Taskbar -- how do I fix?

This happens because other windows are minimized.
At the same time there is no combination to unminimize all. There is Shift+Win+M, but that is only undo for Win+M (which is minimize all).

As a solution You can use Alt+Tab to switch between minimized windows and close each with Alt+F4.
I do not see other natural (without 3rd party) fix here.

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Someone I know has a Dell PC that seems to work with the exception to the monitor going to sleep (green light on the front turns yellow) at login. The PC continues to run normally. You can hear the login sound effect play when it logs in, you can blindly shut the computer down with a couple keyboard shortcuts and you can hear the logoff sound effect play and the PC restarts. Video displays just fine during POST, and when windows is loading (the splash screen with the XP logo) and when you boot it into safe mode, and when you boot it normally with the "Enable VGA" option which forces it into 640x480, which is unacceptable. But when you boot it up normally, the monitor goes to sleep.

Any ideas?

A:Windows XP Home puts monitor to sleep at login

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Had a search for this, cant find anything.

I have rainmeter running on the left hand side of my screen, but when ever windows puts something on my desktop, like a download, shortcut, uncompressed file etc,etc. It always puts it on the top left of the desktop.

Is there any way to change this, as its annoying trying to select the icon, or moving rainmeter out of the way to get to it.


A:change location where windows puts files on desktop

Couldn't you move rainmeter to the right side as a default location?

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Hi Paul,
I am on a private wireless network, name showing in notification area.
Problem 1:
A week or two ago, an unidentified wireless network suddenly appeared in the notification area. Name of the network is Vortex.  No response when I click or right click on it, to 'forget this network'. Drop down menu connect automatically is ticked-
when I remove tick-- it returns.  When I click connect, window opens prompting for a password.  Often when I want to check if its still there it is there momentarily and then disappears altogether. I have no path for this 'rogue' network, so cannot
search for its location on my PC, so there's no way I know how to remove it.  I have a very stringent antivirus, malware application and also use Malwarebytes to remove infections and spyware. However, I searched online for this Vortex network and it
seems that it is malware-- however, after full scans of my PC, with both my internet security app and Malwarebytes, this Vortex network still appears in the network notification window below my private network server.  How do I remove it?  And what
settings should I temporarily activate in the Network and Sharing Center in order to view all networks on my PC in Command prompt?   This network can surely not be a neighbour's network-- as my connection settings are very private.  I cannot block
it with Firewall, because no path is available to do so. I have a feeling this Vortex may have been bundled wi... Read more

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Hi everyone.

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

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

I have tried:

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

None of this works.

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

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

Three things to try ...

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

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

Revert to a System Restore Point before the weekend.

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Hi Tech Support Guy forums!

I am very grateful for the services you have provided to everyone on the internet!

I am currently working with a Windows XP Laptop and am trying to get access to my wireless internet connection.

I am renting a room so I cannot set the wireless password. The password is longer than the number of numbers I can put into my PIN password when I automatically connect to the service via my wireless manager (only 8 numbers/letters).

The error box that pops up once I attempt exceed my 8 digit limit is (to finish entering the entire password):

"Wi-FI protected Set-up Wizard:
Check sum validation failed for PIN entered"

If there is some software update or anything I can do to let me type the full password, please let me know!

Thank you for your time!

A:Wireless PIN only accept up to 8 numbers/letters.

The WPS pin is diffrent from the wireless security key. It requires you physicly press a button on the router and on the adapter to connect. I wouldnt use this, they key you have is most likley the WPA or WEP key.

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prior to downloading the Windows 7 service pack 2 I had windows 7 basic that connected to the internet with out any issues. After istallation I no longer had the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point
or ad hoc. It will only let me have dial up/lan/vpn there is no wlan anywhere? I can't access the internet on that computer so I have no idea how to fix it. How can I manually add a wireless network if I dont have the option?

A:Don't have the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point or ad hoc after installing Windows 7 service pack 1

Reinstall your wireless network card driver to the latest one.
And refer to this:
Setting up a wireless network
MiyaMiya Yao
TechNet Community Support

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I have recently purchased a D-Link DI-624+ wireless broadband router.
It has 4 fast eithernet ports and wireless at 802.11g.

Followed the instructions and my 3 PC's all get a DHCP assigned ip address, they are all runnning Windows XP.

Went to set up my laptop and encountered the following problem when the device should be issueing an ip address of after around 30 seconds all I get is an IP of and subnet of

I've tried to do it manually, and all the usual ipconfig /release /renew stuff but it still come back after around 30 seconds with the above ip address.

I've found on the web a reg fix of:
The reason you get the 169.254.XXX.XXX address is because Windows will apply that address as a default if it does not receive a DHCP assignment. It has been my experience that this happens before a DHCP connection is made sometimes putting you on the wrong subnet. The fix is easy ... defeat the automatic IP assignemnt feature in XP.

Do the following: (from the Microsoft website)

With REGEDIT open
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters.
Click on the parameters folder
Click Edit
Click New and then click DWORD Value
Enter the following: IPAutoconfigurationEnabled
Righ click the new entry and then click Modify
Verify that the value is zero or make it 0.
Exit Registry editor and reboot.
The zero value disables the auto IP assign feature. To re-enable either delete the DWORD en... Read more

A:D-Link DI-624+ not assigning IP numbers for wireless devices

check the firmware version on the di624, if it isn't the latest, update it, then try disabling SuperG with Turbo mode. This is only useful if you have a dlink SuperG card, and can sometimes keep other cards that don't support the superg feature from working properly with that router.

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Please help me! Does anyone know how to reset these constantly incrementing NIC and Network settings/numbers in my Windows XP? ( I now have NIC#3 and local network#6 ). There are different ways these increase, e.g. changed NICs, hard resets or upgrades. Now, although I have a cablemodem and am constantly on-line, the computer doesn't sense the network automatically. I have to retry for it to connect. It even believes that I still have the old NIC in place and won't let me enter the IP address without complaining that it is being used by another NIC - although it's the same NIC! I am not sure if this is a function for some purpose, or just a bug.

Thanking you in advance,

A:Constant incrementing NIC and Network numbers

Moved to networking as requested, and this post will get you back to the top.........

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Hello everyone out there!I've got some problems with my laptop. It is 1 year old.My computer:Nvidia Geforce GTX 960mIntel I7 4720HQ8GB Ram. Problems: 1. This is here where all started. When i boot my lenovo up, i get this error "Efi network 0 ipv4 <somenumbers< boot failed> and then the same with ipv6 instead of ipv4. Sometimes i can actually boot it up without the error comes up, and then i get the message "Please wait" and then i wait for some seconds, and then i log into my computer. But another problem then happends. 2. When i come into my computer everything works fine. My Skype starts up. Okay. Now i will start google chrome. Google chrome comes up, and everything is great for 5 minutes, until all my programs i have open says not responding. Okay. After 1 minute it stops. Then after 1 minute again it happends. And then i get blue screen of death, and i have searched up the I've tried to reset the pc via windows and one key recovery.

A:Lenovo y50 efi network 0 ipv4 <some numbers> boot ...

Hi EmirDurak123 , 

The moment that boot priority failed to recognized a bootable harddrive , it goes down to the next probable location to boot from .
So it would be looking for any usb or dvd boot media , then to network boot such as IPV4 /6.
Failure here may either be hardware issue on harddrive or corrupted boot software. 
Since you already performed factory reset that would refresh boot image to original software then best to run diagnostics.
Lenovo solutions center and similar software like this and this for comparative test would help .
Back up anything else that you need from the laptop and create a recovery media as soon as possible. 
Update us how thing go. 

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Hey everybody.

I don't know if the title is a good one for this problem, but here goes.

I have a column that has numbers in this format: 54321-1234

Now, I want to take off the last 4 numbers, and the dash, from all the numbers in the column, using a formula. So that the output would be: 54321.

I want it so the first 5 numbers stay the same, but the dash and last 4 are gone. Is this possible?


A:Solved: Excel 2003: Replacing Large Numbers with Smaller Numbers

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This was asked before by KlausdB:

"I have 4 x HDDs on SATA AHCI (Intel Controller) in Native Mode and 1 x ESATA on Win 7 Pro X64.
I noted that looking in Admin. Tools\Computer Management\Storage (as an example) the 1st HDD (Port 0 in the AHCI BIOS) is showing as "Disk 2" instead of my expectation of

"Disk 1".
Selecting the Drive's Properties correctly shows the "Location 0 (Channel 0, Target 0, Lun 0)".
I also note that the Disk Number allocation in Windows will change randomly after some reboots/startups - going anywhere from "Disk 1" to "Disk 4".  I can force/replicate this

behaviour by removing the ESATA drive.
Is this expected behaviour?
It doesn't appear to create any operating issues at this stage, however, is there a way I can force the Drive to always map to (eg) Device 0 --> Disk 1, Device 1 --> Disk 2,


 This was answered by Nicholas Li:

"As far as I know, how the disk is plugged physically and the order it is displayed are not related. For a simple example, if a drive is plugged to SATA interface 4 and it is the only disk, it will be displayed as Disk 0. If there is no related issue about
the disk order, I think we can safely ignore this."

 Because the topic was closed I want to ask a new question here:
 What happens if one of the 4 HDD drives or 5 has an OS installed on it? I ask because windows always write some bo... Read more

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Virgin ar upgrading out internet to 60mb yay! for free yay!

However at the moment we are using the virgin router to get the internet into the house and then using a Belkin play for the wireless netwrok to get internet. the reason for this is that the Belkin router has a USB socket on it that we have a hard drive plugged into it with all our music on it so that we cna access our music from all the computers around the house.

This has worked fine fo rus for a while now.

However with Virgin upgrading the internet they are provinding some new superhub (theri words) wireless router for free and it makes sense to use it as I suspect it will be faster and able to cope with the 60mb internet speed. We would however like to still access out hard drive from all around the house.

So is it possible to get out internet from the virgin wireless router and access the hard drive through our Belkin router? So we need to access two wireless routers at the same time. Is this easy or horrible complicated? i will need to set up 5 computers to do this - 1 is running windows 7 basic,1 windows 7home premium, 1 windows 7professional, 2 running vista.


A:virgin wireless network and belkin play wireless network simultaneously?

should be easy , I had to do the same with talktalk supplied router and my linksys router which had the harddrive via usb for music

what you do is here

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post


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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no upli... Read more

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I have three SATA hard drives :
Main system/boot drive , WD Caviar Black 1 TB, connected to the SATA 0 port
A backup drive, identical WD Caviar Black 1 TB, connected to the SATA 1 port
Another dirve, Hitachi 1 TB, connected to the SATA 2 port
When I installed Win 7, only the main drive was connected... and it remains the only drive with active/system/boot partitions.

All three drives reporr correctly in the BIOS, and in the right order, but why is it that only one of the drive (the one on SATA port 1) has a "SATA:" prefix and the others have a "HDD:" prefix ?

Why is it that the assignment of Disk #0, 1, 2 ( as seen in Disk Maanger or DiskPart) does not seem to have nay rhyme or reason?

I would have expected:

- the hardrive connected to SATA port O, to be assigned as Disk 0
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 1, to be assigned as Disk 1
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 2, to be assigned as Disk 2

but instead, I have:

- the hardrive connected to SATA port 2, is assigned as Disk 0
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 0, is assigned as Disk 1
- the hardrive connected to SATA port 1, is assigned as Disk 2

Just curious why that is.

I am assuming there is no way to chagne this. Its not something I would dream of reinstalling Windows 7 to correct ( even if it did correct it).

A:SATA port numbers vs assignemnt of Disk numbers/

Best advice, leave it alone. It may bother your (and others) sense of order but it won't affect how anything works, and no re-installing Windows won't change it.

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I have Windows XP, with Wordpad v5.1 and Notepad v5.1 as well. In Notepad, if I toggle off Word Wrap, I can then toggle on the Status Bar, and it shows me the line and column number in the status bar. It does not look like Wordpad has the ability to show line and column numbers. Does anyone know if there is a way to show that in Wordpad? Thanks.

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I have been given four transcripts of telephone calls recorded at a call centre. All at different times on the same day. Two have the same callID number. The sequence of the numbers attributed to each call are odd. The first call has a higher number than later calls and the last two are also out of order. I am not sure if this is the right forum but i am desperate for some help. The transcripts are VERY important and I cannot be sure that they are the real deal because of the callID numbers. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

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I was checking my program and software list and at the top of the list I noticed two (2) sets of numbers that I have never seen before. I checked the internet to see if I could find out what they were. It kept taking me to sites for spyware, adware,etc. I could not find out what they were or why they are on my system. I do not want to remove them until I know what they are. I have not noticed any problems with my system, but I do not know what might be going on behind the sceen. The numbers are listed as follows:



A:Found Numbers Unknown Numbers In System

The first one > http://www.acresso.com/products/is/i...d-overview.htm

The second one > http://eraser.heidi.ie/

Both are legit and not malware.

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Two problems.

1. Wireless internet sharing connection seems to have stopped working overnight. Cannot see why. Using a host laptop with wired connection to a ADSL modem. Other laptops connected wirelessly. Can someone advise on correct settings etc so I can check my set up?

Currently ADSL internet connection set to shared with home wireless connection which seems correct.

And related
2. Have a wireless network which does not show in the control panel listing but still apears in the Windows 7 pop-up connection box?

Any thoughts


A:Windows 7 Wireless Network

Just had similar problem today. Removed power from wireless router, wait couple of minutes, repower, wait couple more minutes, all machines on network reconnected and all is well.??????????
I have to do this every few months, don't know why! But this little scheme seems to work?

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windows 8 Wireless switch is off, and unable to come on, what should I do to get wireless on?

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I am trying to wirelessly network two computers. The main computer is running Windows 7; that's the computer which runs the show. The second computer is running XP. I tried to install the LLTD Download from Microsoft on the XP computer and it gives me an message telling me that "Setup has detected that the Service Pack version of this system is newer than the update you are applying. There is no need to install this update". I also pinged the computers and they pinged but I still cannot get them successfully networked. What else should I try??

A:Wireless Network of Windows 7 and XP

If you can ping each computer from the other they are networked. The only use for the LLTD is for the Windows Vista and 7 eye-candy map, and it is included in XP SP3. Are you using ad-hoc wireless, as you indicated, or actually using a router?

What else are you trying to do? If trying file and printer sharing see Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition and/or ...

The following will set up a Microsoft Workgroup for File and Printer Sharing assuming the PCs are already networked via router, ad-hoc wireless or Ethernet (directly or using switch or hub).

In Network and Dial-up Connections (Win 2k Pro) or Network Connections (XP) right click on your connection and select &#8216;Properties.&#8217; If not already there, install or add a check mark for &#8220;Client for Microsoft Networks, &#8220;File and Printer sharing &#8230;&#8221; and &#8220;Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).&#8221;

Right click on My Computer, select Properties, and on the Computer Name tab make sure you have a unique computer name and the workgroup name that you want to use for all computers. Change if necessary.

Restart the PC.

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-Windows firewalls (security suites) on each machine.

If using the XP SP3 firewall: Control Panel &#8211; Windows Firewall &#8211; on the General tab it should be &#8220;On&#8221; and on the Exceptions tab &#8220;File and Printer Sharing&#8221; should be selected. (When using this... Read more

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I have a windows XP home edition desktop computer which has a BT Voyager 2091-15 wireless router connected to it. I also have a windows vista home premium laptop which is wireless and I want to create a wireless connection with it.

The workgroup names on both computers are the same and on the network map on the windows vista machine I can see the name of the desktop computer. (I take it this means that the are connected in some way???).

I would like to be able to file share and share the printer which is pluged into the desktop pc.

Please can you help??


A:Can't create a wireless network between a Windows Vista Laptop and Windows XP Desktop

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I am running an HP TouchSmart 600 1050 all-in-one over a Linksys WRTU-54TM wireless router connected to a ComCast modem. When I try to connect to my wife's Toshiba notebook running Windows XP, it will not let me connect saying I am not the administrator. However, I am the administrator on both computers. I can connect from the laptop to my HP and read files. It is only going the other way where I have a problem. Has anyone had the same issue? If so, how did you solve it?

A:Unable to view files on Windows XP over wireless network from my PC with Windows 7

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Gents and Gals:

First, I have detected no less than 3 three Windows 8 forums. Sorry, I just don't understand. Are these sanctioned by Microsoft, are they independent, what ?

I had been posting on: www.­forumswindows8.­com/­forum.­php

Today it is apparently off line and I cannot access.

I just bought a new HP 20 All in One computer with Windows 8. It replaced an older desk top HP with Windows 7. It's predecessor was an HP Slim Line Pavilion.

I want to create a wireless home network to store data on the old computers as backup. My new computer has a network card but the two older do not. From what I understand I must buy a wireless router and also network adapters for the two older computers.

I'm looking for recommendations and expert advice.

A:Who are windows 8 and how to launch a wireless network

welcome to the forums

you could look into usb wireless devices from netgear or pci depending on available expansion slots.

different ways to go about the home network, you can get wireless cards that support multiple networks and do it adhoc ie pc to pc but probably more expensive.

or get a wireless router and adapters for the other 2 machines.

then once that's done visit the tutorial section Connecting between two machines - Simple File Sharing[1]=Networking Internet
courtesy of AEM

there are other tutorials for the different settings if you need them.

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I have a laptop that decided it does not detect the network. It worked fine until two days ago. I have not changed anything on the computer. My other laptop and printer work ok with the wireless router network system. But this one has decided it does not "see" the router network. The device manager shows no problems with the network adapter. I am lost now. What to do?

A:Windows does not detect Wireless network

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I need Help. My Wireless network tab is missing on my Windows xp operating system. I use a Acer Aspire 5000 Laptop. I was doing some anti virus cleaning and when I restarted my Computer, I could not get my woreless connection back on. Looking into the system, I discovered that my Tab was Missing. I spent the last couple of days on a friends laptop looking for anwsers and found none. Can anyone please help me ???

A:ny wireless network tab is missing on my windows xp

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Hi there!

I have recently purchased a Sony VAIO laptop installed with Windows 7! I am using this on a home network with a Linksys [email protected] wireless router, but the connection keeps dropping out, and then eventually refusing to reconnect!

The first couple of weeks there were no problems, but now it seems to be getting worse and worse!

I thought it may have been a problem with the laptops wireless connectiviity and so went to a public hotspot, and couldn't connect there either!

I am no genius when it comes to computers, but am starting to get the feeling I have purchased an expensive paper weight!

Can anyone helpp...please! (Plain English would be appreciated!)

A:Windows 7 wireless network problems!

Hi. It's most likely interference. Change the wireless radio channel in the router's config.

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I am using Spotify?s free service --- it?s an amazing music site --- but can't sync my iPhone 4 with my base desktop computer; hence I can't listen to songs I've downloaded from Spotify on my desktop.The instructions say that both the computer as well as iPhone 4 have to be on the same wireless network.That's not possible in my home set up, since the base desktop computer is directly connected to a Verizon FiOS service and I can't get the base desktop computer to be on my home's wireless network. My desktop is a Dell Inspiron 570 running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1.It was suggested that I set up an ad hoc wireless network on my computer, so that I could then sync my Spotify songs. The instructions given to me (see below) didn?t work since they don't apply to Windows 7 which is what I have, and I couldn't find a way to do it in Windows 7.I would appreciate any ideas and help.Instructions for creating an ad hoc wireless network:The following instructions assume you have a laptop or PC with a wireless network card. You do not need to have a wireless router/network as we will be creating our own ad-hoc network to establish a link between the PC and iPhone. Once the wireless connection is created, we will then describe how to route all Internet traffic through the wireless ad-hoc connection, and relay it through the PC out to the Internet.To set up the wireless ad-hoc connection on the PC: Open Wireless Network Connection Properties, select the Wirel... Read more

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I have Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mifi network but for some reason, my PC won't detect it. I had it on the computer once before, but then I had to take my computer to a repair shop to get a new hard drive, and when I booted up my PC after bringing it home, for some reason the Verizon wireless network does NOT show up on my computer under network connections or on the list of availible wireless networks, and I have absolutely NO clue how to get the my PC to detect the network, any ideas?

A:Windows XP can't detect wireless network

Usually the best place to start is the user manual. Connection instructions start on page 15.


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I'm trying to create a new Windows wireless network. When I try to create a new Windows wireless network, I get a message "Windows could not detect any wireless network interfaces". Then when I try to diagnose the problem I get "Troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem". What am I doing wrong?

A:Trying to create a new Windows wireless network but can't.

Are you trying to use a router? If so, What Router are you using to create a network with?

Did you plug the Internet Modem into the Router and than Router into the Computer?

Does your computer detect that the router is connected to the machine?

Do you have network sharing checked in the sharing folder?

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I feel a little bit dumb here. I bought a Belkin wireless router and was able to get my Macbook connected no problem. My Linux Ubuntu detected the network right away. I ran the Network Wizard on XP but I'm not getting connected to my wireless network. I looked up how to do it online but I'm either missing how to do it or not understanding the directions because I just can't get it to work. I saw something about right clicking on my wireless connections icons in the Notifications area except I don't see that at all. I just don't get it. Assistance please!!!! The router is connected to the Macbbok running Lion.I got Linux running on an older Macbook. XP is running on a Dell desktop, if that helps. Shouldn't there be a wireless icon or something in the Notifications area? maybe I don't have a wireless card. How do I figure that out. As you can see, Windows is not my thing. I don't deal with it normally, just for certain kinds of work I do.

A:Connect Windows XP to my Wireless network

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I am trying to add a new XP Home computer to my Netware wireless network. (There are no other computers, besides the base computer on the network). The base computer with the router has Windows 2000. I did have the network working earlier, but I had to replace the XP with a new one.

I mistakenly installed the Netgear wireless card before I loaded the driver, and even though I tried uninstalling the card and the driver, and then reinstalling the driver before I installed the card, I still cannot get the computers to communicate.

I have a feeling that I changed a setting that I should not have changed while trying to figure this out.

Can someone help me?

A:Wireless Network, Windows 2000 & XP

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Heres my situation: I use a desktop PC that uses a Westel 327W router and accesses the internet using DSL. I use a Dell Inspiron 5100 laptop in another location that uses a cable modem. When I move my laptop to the location of the desktop I was always able to connect to the network using my internal Wireless card which is a Dell True Mobile. 1300 WLAN Mini PCI. I didn't have to do any configuring at all. It just picked up the open network and I clicked connect. Recently my hard drive on the laptop crashed and I had to get a new one, thereby having to reinstall Windows XP SP 2 OS. Now I cannot connect to the wireless network. I get the following error

"Unable to connect to wireless network.Windows could not connect to the 4Z... network. Windows will keep trying to connect. To see options for fixing this problem click here.

I click the message and it asks me if I want to let Windows try and repair the problem. So I click repair and get the following message:

Windows could not finish repairing the problem becuase the following action cannot be completed: Connecting to the wireless network.

When I enter Network Places it seems to have found the wireless network it just can't seem to connect to it. It says "Signal Stregnth: Good"

I've tried almost everything I can think of. Any suggestions?

A:Windows cannot connect to this wireless network- please help!

Ok so you reinstalled your os and was this with a new xp cd by itself or was this the one from the manufactuer

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With Windows 7, where do I tell it to identify the wireless network? The system recognizes the wireless network name but won't "identify" it.

A:Windows 7 won't identify the wireless network

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I have a neighbor who has an OPEN network called @HOMED689 . For some reason my Windows 8 machines keep trying to connect to this SSID automatically.

I've never tried to connect to it. Once it's connected however, with limited connectivity, I don't have the ability to right click on it and say "Forget this network" or do anything to it such as when I connect to another wireless it says:

Show Estimated Data Usage
Set as Metered Connect
Forget this Network
View Connection Properties


I have not found a way to stop my laptop from connecting to it.

Any ideas?



A:Windows 8 Keeps connecting to a wireless network

Hello Josh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if you may be able to do OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to "Forget this network" in the command prompt instead to remove that wireless network.

Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Ok, this is my first post, so please be gentle.

I have windows xp on a laptop, using an Wireless PCMCIA network card. I'm trying to make this laptop connect to a domain at my Office, but the problem is this. Apparently, the wireless lan driver isn't loaded, and doesn't connect to the network until after windows boots up and log on. When I try to log on to my domain, it says the domain isn't available, but if I let windows boot up (I.E. Log into the local machine) and then I can manually get to my domain controller and log into it. However, it's unable to log into the domain at startup.

Is there anything I can do about this? Any help is appreciated. I posted this in the networking section as opposed to the windows section because i believe this to be more related to networking. If i'm wrong about that, please let me know and I'll move or repost in the correct section.

Thank you very much for any help anybody can give me.


A:Wireless network and windows domain

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Hi have installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro Retina Display 15" via Bootcamp.

Everything works perfectly, except for when I try to connect to a new wireless network. it just hangs on trying to connect and I cant even hit CANCEL.

However if I create the network profile and reboot my machine it connects to the wireless network via the profile with no dramas.

but as soon as I want to connect to a new wireless network it just hangs. I cant cancel out.

anyone seen this before? can you help pls?

A:Windows 8 Connecting to New Wireless Network

bootcamp update fixed this.

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I have a hp pavilion elite running windows 8 64 bit.
I have an:
intel R 62566DC-2 gigabit network connection
microsoft kernal debug network adapter
qualcomm atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band network module
I have a motorola surfboard SB6121 modem
I have a linksys wireless n (wrt160nv2) router
** ever since converting to windows 8 a week ago my wireless connection keeps unconnecting. Sometimes I just have to hit the link again for the page i want online and sometimes i have to check my network and sharing center and find that the wireless is not connected. This computer also has a direct connection but other items (ie x box, dvd player) keep going offline. I also cannot homeshare because its says: your network connection must have ipv6 enabled to create or join a homegroup. When i hit homegroup troubleshooter it goes to the troubleshoot network problems. I hit that and it can't identify the problem. I have looked online for a fix but have found nothing like my total issue. Is there anyone that can help me or how can i just start a new network connection.

A:windows 8 wireless network keeps unconnecting

If I run the troubleshooter it says:
Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings

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Hi, yesterday afternoon my wireless internet all of a sudden stopped working. I can view the wireless network but when trying to connect to it i get "Windows was unable to connect to BTHomeHub2-SHHS (which is my SSID)". Ive tried the obvious, restart laptop, router, unplug router and also press the reset button on the router but no luck, it works when connecting an Ethernet cable to the laptop and router so my internet is working just the wireless. When going to the routers webpage I've tried changing the wireless interface type from 802.11 b/g/n to b/g but still no luck. Can someone please help? not sure what other information you would need but hopefully this is enough. Cheers.

EDIT: figured out why it was doing this.. the arial that i use for my freeview box seems to be interfering with the wireless signal. Is there no way i can stop this? like changing the channel or something? thanks.

A:Windows 7 - Wireless network issue

Routers usually default to channel 6.
You might try changing it ot channel 1 or 11.

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I just recently had to do a clean install of my operating system. I have Windows XP SP3, currently updated. Before the clean install I could properly use the wireless internet connection from the linksys wireless network. I can currently connect to the internet via broadband when connecting it to the router in my house. However my pc, recognizes the wireless network linksys but it cannot connect to the network. It attempts to but it fails. I know this is stemming from me doing a full clean install, however I cannot remember or really do not know how to get my wireless internet back to working again. I would really appreciate some help. Thanks!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114463 MB, Free - 107332 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0W9260
Antivirus: None

A:Windows Cannot Connect to Wireless Network

Have you installed the latest wireless driver (from Dell's web site if an integrated adapter)?

What wireless utility are you using, and are you sure no other one is running?

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Ever since upgrading my HP Pavillion DV6615em to Windows 7 Ultimate, I've been having intermittent connection problems with my wireless internet.

Sometimes pages load, but the majority of the time it tells me "Safari can't connect to the server". It's not Safari's fault though, as I can't connect to Windows Live Messenger at times and also Firefox and IE don't work. It's not Belkin's fault (My WiFi Phone works fine) and HP can't help me.

It's really annoying, I can connect my Xbox 360 to the internet at any time absolutely fine so it's definitely a problem with the laptop.

If you need any more information to help then i'll gladly provide.


A:Windows 7 Wireless Network Problems.

and welcome to the Forum

Where did you get the drivers for the wireless card? have you checked HP support site for updated ones?

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I have a V5-571P laptop(64 bit) which has been running on Windows 10 since launch of Windows 10 - with no problems.However, after a recent automatic update for Windows 10 and on start up I get a notification that the Broadcom 802.11 network adapter wireless network controller is incompatible and I can't connect to the internet wirelessly (only ethernet). Have had Microsoft help trying to resolve remotely but without success. Looking at Acer website v5-571P isn't listed for Windows 10 support. Can anyone suggest a solution?

A:Windows 10 - wireless network adapter

Try this driver:http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Wireless%20LAN/Wireless%20LAN_Broadcom_7.35.267.0_W10... uninstall the prvious driver, then download and install the newer 

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