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Q: Solved: help configuring network at office.

Okay so to start off the configuration at my office was DSL modem-wireless router-switch- 6 computers.
One computer could connect to the internet and the rest couldn't however every computer could get to one another over the network. We got a new DSL modem that has the wireless router built in. I disconnected the old wireless router and modem and connected the new modem/router combo. Now the one computer that could get to the internet can no longer do so unless I go in and auto configure for IP and DNS. This poses a problem because when I do so that computer can no longer connect to any other computer on the network. What do I need to do to straighten this out? We would like to still only have that one machine connect to the internet. I could have all the machines on the network auto configure but then they would all be able to connect to the internet, right? Thanks in advance for any help it is appreciated.

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A: Solved: help configuring network at office.

The easiest solution might be to change the router's LAN address to match the previous router/existing static IP address assignments already set on all the PC's and then re-setup the static IP on the one that needs to access the internet correctly(as previously set).

I assume what is happening is that the new router is handing out addresses in a different range which doesn't correspond to the addresses already set on all the PC's. I also assume you are preventing internet access on the rest of the PC's by not entering DNS or Gateway addresses?

An alternate method, and there's actually several, is to enable filtering on the router to prevent internet access, most routers have some form of access control or internet restriction options these days. In that scenario you could switch to automatic IP assignments.

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The complexity/messiness of my office network is getting out of hand and I'm planning to rip it out and start from scratch. I've got about 35 wired devices spread over 8 rooms, plus a couple on wifi. Internet is from a BT fibre and a BT business hub. At the moment a single router port goes into a 16 port gigabit switch, which then runs off to other switches in different rooms. I've also got a couple of machines acting as file servers.

I've got an accounts department that has a lot of heavy traffic internally, so I need to make sure that their internal traffic doesn't slow down the network as a whole. But they still need to also access the same shared files as everyone else.

Also, it would be great to support a guest wifi login, that allows internet access, but doesn't allow access to other devices on the network.

So, to configure:
Should I run all wired devices back to a single 48 port switch? Or run to a separate switch for each room?
Should I use 4 separate switches, one for each pair of rooms, each running into one the router's ports? (Would this allow greater concurrency?)
How would I separate the accounts department's heavy traffic from the rest of the building's network traffic, while still allowing file sharing?

Thanks
 

A:Configuring a wired office network

Do you have a closet or central location where you can locate all the IT equipment?

Personally, I would identify a closet/room to have house the IT equipment. Spend the money to have drops installed in the wall in the various rooms and then have all the cabling pulled back to this central closet/room and terminated into a patch panel. This would necessitate at a minimum a wall rack installed. At each location where you want a network drop installed, I would have at least two Ethernet jacks per drop.

I would use a single 48 port switch that has stacking capability. If you out grow the number of ports on the 48 port switch, you can add another switch to the 48 port you have now and have it act like one big switch.

Guest WiFi isn't a problem with a business class access point. I would look into products from Aerohive, Ubiquiti, Aruba Networks, or Meraki. These devices have a captive portal feature much like what you see in hotel settings.

As far as the account department's heavy traffic, what do you mean heavy traffic? What type of protocol/traffic are we talking about here? Your network doesn't appear to pose a large strain on any current switch. Other than isolating the accounting department for possible network usage, is there any other reason why you would want to isolate their equipment from the rest of the corporate network?
 

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Ahead of a small library email migration to our own email (hosted by MS Office 365 + network domain), I am experimenting with importing pst files. Some users have Windows 8, some Windows 7. Most users will access email through the Office 365 web portal but for users with their own desktop setups it would be nice to configure their email at their own computers. Testing revealed, no surprise, a problem with Windows 8. I configured my own Outlook with 365 email after logging in to network. Emails came in. Great. Logged out of the network, logged in as another employee, tried to repeat the process and ran headlong into the "Switch to a Microsoft account on this PC." I don't want to do this.

The reason I logged in as another user is I will be responsible for importing pst files from the old email service hosted by a larger library system of which we are a part. My understanding is to do this I need a desktop install of Outlook (not available through the web app).

Question: Is there a way around the Switch to a Microsoft Account bit because now I can't even get back to my own Outlook email that was successful in the beginning??

I hope I provided a good enough explanation. I appreciate the collective wisdom here. Thanks!

A:Configuring Outlook on small network with Office 365 email

Oy! Realized I was using the stupid app from Metro Start screen. Using the Outlook under Programs area of Apps worked a treat. YAY.

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I installed office 2007 (full install after uninstall of office 2003) on vista yesterday and every time I open an office product, it gives me a message ?please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office professional 2007?. Then it pops a window with a status bar for ?Configuration Progress?.

I looked this up online and it said that this was caused by installing as a user, not an administrator. So I uninstalled office entirely, booted, and reinstalled as administrator.

Still doing the same thing. Anyone have any ideas?

A:office 2007 configuring every time I open an office app on vista

Hey
that behaviour it's from all office versions till now, i didn't see that in 2007, create a new user and see if it does the same, generally office firt starts do that to configure the profile, if it works just backup our profile and make a new one for you

Regards
Sergio

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I have a desktop computer that is connected to my ADSL modem and printer, and it is also connected to a wireless router. My laptop computer, which has wireless, can connect to the Internet using the desktop's ADSL modem and router without any problem, but I would also like to be able to print from the laptop, as well as share files between the desktop computer and laptop.

How can I do this? Can someone please post some detailed instructions?
 

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Hello. My question is almost identical to Tanna's -- except perhaps for the details of my goofy system. Should we discuss here or should I start a new thread?

I have an ancient desktop (Pentium III 500 running Win98SE), attached to my wireless router (Westell 327W) attached to my DSL service. Just bought a lovely new laptop (running XP). The laptop's wireless connection is hitting the DSL flawlessly (which I sure don't want to screw up) but I'd love to know what I need to set up in order to network the two computers as well.

Just like Tanna, I'd like to, from the laptop, access the desktop's printer and scanner, as well as transfer files amongst the drives in both computers.

Do I need a separate wireless card for the desktop, or can I already do this through its ethernet card? Will I have any problems unique to the XP & 98SE coexistence? Etc. Etc.

Thanks in advance for any help, as I'm "old at" computers, but new at networking!

-- Randy
 

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Hello,

I have a problem installing MS Office Professional 2007.

Here are the details:
1. HP dv4-4141us laptop computer
2. Running Windows 7
3. I bought and downloaded Microsoft Office Professional 2007. Includes Access, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher, Word --- all 2007 versions
4. The software downloaded alright.
5. When I then clicked on MS Office Excel 2007 in "All Programs", it started configuring it.
6. After configuration was done, Setup window popped up, "In order to complete setup, a system reboot is necessary. Would you like to reboot now?"
7. I clicked on Yes, and a window opened up saying: "1 program still needs to close: Waiting for Microsoft Office Professional 2007. This program is preventing Windows from restarting." The options were "Force Restart" or "Cancel".
8. I then clicked on "Cancel" and the following error message popped up:
"Error 1719: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."
9. I then clicked on "OK" and got another message:
"MS Office Excel 2007 has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application."
10. I then clicked on "OK" and the message went away.
11. When I then clicked on "MS Office Excel 2007" in 'All Programs', it started to configure the software again a... Read more

A:Problem installing downloaded MS Office Professional 2007ce couldn't be accessed while configuring MS Office Professional 2007

Installation of MS Office 2007 or MS Office 2010 does not require a system reboot. Where did you "download" this from?

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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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I have used Office without any hassle for several years in Win7, but recently I re-arranged the content of the hard drive so that downloads would go into a separate partition. Since then, when I want to open a WORD or EXCEL file, there is minutes of delay while Office 'configures' itself. How can I restore proper functioning ?

A:Office 2007 keeps configuring itself over and again

The thread in the following link might help and is worth a look through:
Microsoft office 2007 configures everytime I start it - Microsoft Community

This quote is from answer number 4:





Quote:
1. Go to the folder where the "setup.exe" file is. It'll be in either "Program files" or "Program Files (x86)

2. Keep going until you get to the OFFICE12 folder, and you'll eventually find the "setup.exe" file.

(This would probably work for Office 2010 if the same issue exists there too (but in the OFFICE14 folder).
You've already installed the program, and hopefully have the original zip file you downloaded or the original CD, so the worst that can happen here is a re-install, and it already doesn't work properly, so there's no down side here. If you need to, make a copy of your original download file. Plus, you've already used the setup file; you don't need it to run any of the Office programs.)

3. Rename the "setup.exe" file "setup.old." That's it. I almost fell over when I opened Word and Excel without waiting.


Please let us know how you get on.

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I have used Office without any hassle for several years in Win7, but recently I re-arranged the content of the hard drive so that downloads would go into a separate partition. Since then, when I want to open a WORD or EXCEL file, there is minutes of delay while Office 'configures' itself. How can I restore proper functioning ?

A:Office 2007 keeps configuring itself over and again

If you installed Microsoft Office from a file on a HDD, and then moved that file, and then Office needs to update, it looks for the original .MSI install file to continue with the update. If you Reinstall Office from it's current location and it won't have that problem again.

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Hi. I have no more ideas on what to try next. Any help greatly appreciated.My laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 32bit and is fully patched. The Ethernet adapter (Marvell Yukon 88E8055) is enabled and the wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) disabled (via software and the hardware switch). Symantec Endpoint Protection provides AV/security (via group policy). It is highly likely the problem was self inflicted and not caused by a virus / malware.I use the cisco VPN client and wanted to upgrade it (a reinstall may have been sufficient but as I was going to the bother I thought I would upgrade) as I was having some annoying timeouts when using the client immediately after logging into my desktop.I started by removing the existing (old version 5.0.05.0290). During the removal the screen went black and the laptop was not responding; ie I couldnt get the screen to wake up. I ended up powering off by holding the power button for 5 secs. On reboot, it appeared that the old vpnclient (5.0.05.0290) had been removed and everything else was functioning as normal. So I tried to install the new version (5.0.07.0410).The vpn setup program gets as far as "Installing Network Components" and produces error "Error 27854. The network configuration lock is held by another application. Close all applications and run Setup again. If this message re-appears after closing all applications, reboot then re-try the install (the application holding the install lock may... Read more

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Hi all,

I installed MS Office 2007 professional edition, and everytime I try to run any of the programs, it goes thru the configuring process which often takes a few minutes to open the program.

Is there a way to solve this?

All help appreciated.
 

A:Everytime opening MS Office, goes thru configuring process

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Hi

Having uninstalled Office 2007 on my Windows Vista 64-bit machine, I have been trying without success to install Office 2010 Pro 32-bit. Installation presents no difficulty but upon opening any of the programs within the suite, the installation screen appears to setup again followed by Office wanting to configure itself. This is very frustrating when you want to open a program quickly and until these screens finish upon opening Outlook, it refuses to send or receive. This continues again and again after each program closure and restarting.

Interestingly by cancelling them out by clicking "x", they do cancel leaving the program ready to use - but this shouldn't be necessary.

I believe this is a registry problem associated with the previous installation of Office 2007. I have uninstalled Office 2010 many times now, used Microsoft Fixit to clear all the previous traces of Office 2010 after uninstalling (even tried using the version for Office 2007, but it refuses to work saying that it's not compatible with my operating system!) and tried to clear all traces of "Office" from the registry, rebooting each time and then trying to reinstall Office 2010.

The same problem ensues.

Again interestingly installation always remembers my settings and data files for Outlook - proving that there is still something in the system before installing as otherwise how does it rember these and of course the whereabouts in my system of the .pst files, which are not in... Read more

A:Office 2010 Always Configuring on Opening an Application

Paul

From MS, for Vista and office
How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites if I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?

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i have windows 7 and i installed virtual box (ubuntu) to do this.

i want to have two linux gateways and those two machines should either have the same NAT or public routable ip address.
basically i want to install openswan and configure the ipsec. in order to do this i need two linux gateways.

can anyone guide me how to setup two linux gateways to do this??
 

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After days of struggle with this annoying problem, I found the solution on this thread:

Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus configures each time you start

method 2

let me fix it myself

Have a nice day

A:THE REAL SOLUTION! configuring microsoft office professional plus 2010

Very good to know, emohamad. Rep+ to you.

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I am having the problem  for a particular user. For other users there are no problems. It is always configuring continuing for almost 5 to minutes. There is no updates pending or updates enabled.
    I stopped the updates for it gives some problem in accessing the files or its tabs.
           Even this user could use all the features, but this annoying feature is always there. Windows installer starts configuring ms office. All sorts of tricks by microsoft on this regard have been tried but not solved.  i deleted the user account and copied  the old files to the new user, this problem stops but the software i downloaded free from GOTD becomes trial versions, as most of them were user specific
             Can i stop ose.exe service. office source engine? Will it solve the problems. Pl advise to rid of this problem . experts ideas are always there in this site..

A:windows configuring ms office appears at evey start up for a particular user

Possible file corruption in Office...have you tried uninstalling it, reinstalling it?
 
Louis

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Good Afternoon techies,

I was wondering if anyone knew of a really good tool for troubleshooting network traffic and other issues across a network. The office I work at has no documentation of where any wires go or anything and some people complain of really slow login times, slow connection, dropped connection to map drives and all sorts of other issues network related. I do not know where to really start but I have a feeling that the many hubs and switches and wires everywhere needs attending to. Any helpful software and/or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
 

A:Solved: Office Network

Normally you find that sort of information from the managed hubs and routers and switches. You can always do it the old school way and do the pings and tracerts. There are some good hardware solutions out there including Fluke that allow you to attach the unit inline and monitor what is going on from the workstation to the rest of the network.

Software wise I am not sure what is out there.
 

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Hi.
I am trying to set up a network. The operating systems are windows 98.I can't get them to see each other on the network.
Do you have to manually setup IP addresses or leave it as "obtain IP addresses automatically"
I've Networked XP machines using the network wizard and that worked perfect, but 98 seems more difficult.
Is there any web page on networking that would help me configure the network properly?
 

A:Configuring a Network

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Hi guys, this is my first post, ok i have in my house a little home network, but i can't share files. I have tried to configure all this pc's with the wizard of Windows XP, but isn't not work. All PC's has the same Group, in no one pc i can't see the resources of the others PC in the network, please help me, I need share files.

I have designed a diagram with specifications in Microsoft Visio: Check the Attached files.

Someone with experience in network to configure it without the wizard of Windows "Set up a home or small office network"???'.

Any suggestion is good.

Email

 

A:Configuring this Network

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Is it possible to run an inner and an outer office set of PC's off the same access point, where the inner office PC MUST NOT be acessible from the outer office PC?
 

A:Solved: Inner office wireless network

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i have an eight port switch - D-LINK DES 1008A
and a 4mbps line
the wires are connected into 3 computers
from the same switch
i have the same connection on every computer. a separate dial up is connected on each computer
but when 2 computers are connected i get no speed.

the main internet wire comes from the isp and into the switch

can sharing be done only by a switch?
and i can get good speed on every computer ?
i only do browsing and emails in my office
 

A:Solved: setting up a network in my office

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Good day and thank you for reviewing this post. Although I am the owner of a small home computer repair business, I get calls from offices now and again. I have the opportunity to hook up at a local doctor's office, but they use static IPs. I understand the hardware setups ... the switches, the ethernet cables, and I have set up numerous home networks with multiple computers, so I am somewhat familair with networking lingo and set ups ... but I have never dealt with this static IP stuff.
I guess one question is WHY does someone choose to have static versus dynamic ips? Knowing WHY might help me understand this.
And another question is what things do I need to watch for or be careful of during my re-setting up of all his hardware? His set up now does not work well and I am coming in to re-do it ... I am not the one that initially set up this office. So I am going to break out all the connections and hardware and basically start over. But doing it 'my' way would involve Dynamic IPs, and I have no idea if that is going to confuse anything.
Some hardware info .... they do not have a server, per se. They are using a desktop PC as their 'server'. Only 2 other computers are accessing this 'server' for their client records. The other 5 pcs in the office are merely computers for other functions; not tying into the 'server'.
I hope I have provided enough information to garner your assistance ... or the assistance of others that are more kno... Read more

A:Solved: Static IP Office Network

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Hi, I set up connection to 2 of my pc's through a wired connection to my router. How do I set up the PC portion of it so I have a network? Both pc's are using windows 10 pro. I havent done this since windows 98 so its been a while. Any positive help is appreciated.

thx
 

A:configuring a wired network

If you have two (or more) devices connected to the same router they are already on the same network.

With Windows 10 then you can try to use a Homegroup or you can enable file and printer sharing. I think that enabling file and printer sharing is similar to the following (I can check later if this doesn't work) ...

Short description for Windows 7 and 8/8.1 file and printer sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private' (or 'Home' or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Private or Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).
 

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I have a D Link 624 router connected to my computer that's running windows XP SP2.
I had the network up and running for about 6 months with no problems. I had to go away for about a week and when I came back it wouldn't connect to the internet anymore. I ran the ethernet cable directly from the dsl modem to the computer and couldn't connect that way either. I called verizon and they had me type in 192.168.1.1 and the helped me through the setup process and I was back online. I still can't get the network to work though. After hooking the network back up I typed in 192.168.0.1 for the D Link configuration page. At login I typed in admin and left the password blank as instructed. The configuratin page won't load. The login screen just keeps coming back. I probably shouldn't have touched the reset button on the router but I did.
I went to the D Link support page and tried different things with no luck.
Any suggestions?????

Thanks
wgc19136
 

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Hi,

First of all, my computer is the main gateway for access to the internet and I have one other computer which uses my internet and is locally networked with my computer. The other computer's IP address ranges between 192.168.0.2 and 192.168.0.255.

I just installed ZoneAlarm Security Suite and when I first ran it, it asked me to allow a network and I added it into the internet zone. It had the IP address as 192.168.0.0, so I assumed this was the local network. But even though I allowed this, the other computer can't connect to my network nor get internet access from my computer. I have also checked the 'This computer is an ICS gateway' option, yet the network still doesn't seem to work and I also have an IP range between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.0.255 in the internet zones section of the firewall.

I also have Windows Live Messenger at Super Trusted Level, yet it still doesn't connect...

Could someone please tell me why it doesn't work?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:ZoneAlarm: Configuring Network

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Okay, I have a small home network using a D-Link wireless router.

I have 3 boxes, 1 - WinXP, 2-WinServer2003, 3-WinServer2003

Right now they are setup and share an internet connection but that is about it.

box1 is my main PC for games and work and has a USB printer haooked to it.
box2 is my webserver
box3 will eventually be my webcrawler/email server

What I want to know is, can the 3 boxes share the 1 USB printer?
Also I would like to configure the network so all 3 boxes can access a shared network folder for passing files back and forth.

I am not a network guru by no means, it took me a while to get my current setup so any guidence is very appreciated, also the more 'dummy proof' the better.

So if anyone can tell me how to acheive this setup or point to some articles that can I would be very grateful.

Thanks,
 

A:Configuring Windows network

Enable/Disable Windows File & Printer Sharing:

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windowsfilesharing/ht/enable_disable.htm
 

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I have DSL from Bellsouth and I have a block of static ips. These ip are used to all most fo my machines to gain access to the outside world.

I want to be able to set up a second router with privatly assigned IP's 192.168.x.x to work with my wireless system. I woud like them to be DHCP assigned.

Here is the kicker I want to use the Bellsouth Statics to give Internet access to the private IP's but I am not sure on where to look for this information or how to start.
I have a Netopia Modem/Router combo handling the STatic Ip's
I have a Linksys WRT54G handling the DHCP addresses

I thought bu configuring the Linksys router to have a Static IP address from Bellsouth would work but then again it didn't and I am here.

Any help will be appreaciated
 

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what would be the best settings for my network card ? The reason i ask is i read somewhere(i forget where) that Configuring this will help in online games ping and lag wise. Thanks

windows xp sp1
cable modem
netgear fa310tx erthernet

If you need to know something else please post
 

A:Configuring my Network Card

Download an app called Cablenut, or go to http://www.dslreports.com/ and run their tweak test. They also have a couple of tools there that might be of interest to you, such as Dr TCP. The tweak test will give you some recommendations for changing your settings if needed. Cablenut will do similar though it will give you the option of applying the settings for you.
 

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Me and my friend have just bought two network adapters, hoping we can connect our two Pc's together.But we don't really know how to do this.Should we make one Pc to be a Server and the second one to be a Client?
If that's the case, how do we do it?
If not, what are the other options?
Thank you!!!
 

A:Configuring the Network Adapters

Moving this to the Networking forum. Please go there to look for replies.

Also, please take a look around that forum - I'm pretty sure they walked someone through a network set up a month or two ago.

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Dear Users,
I want to configure two network cards in windows 2003 standard edition.
One of my lan card is connected to my local lan and other to the internet, The Pc acts as a proxy .

when i am accessing my local intranet, the site is searched in MSN ( internet), i want to access both intranet and internet.

please suggest a solution,.
 

A:Configuring Two network cards

Install two cards
Install RRAS on the server
Configure RRAS
You would also need "proxy" software

Cheers!
Scully
 

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Im trying to get the most out of my upload speed that i can.
I'm a frequent Skype user and i can get a good quality coming from the person im talking to, but my voice tends to cut off and become distorted for the other person receiving it
i ran a speed test and my results were
6.15Mb/s download
.33Mb/s upload

its not great i know, but its the best my isp has to offer for my area
but .33Mb/s upload should be more than enough for me to send a high quality voice call
i have already set QOS to make Skype a top priority, im not sure if that has any
effect on upload

is there anything i can/should change to help?
someone recommended i use tcp optimizer, but others said i shouldnt try that with windows 7

any help will be appreciated

A:configuring network for skype

If you are downloading/uploading something it will be good to cancel that. Also what's that .33Mb/s?
I have this connection,and don't have any problems with skype even when I'm downloading torrent
I think that upload speed is not real,but should be over to 5-6.

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Hello,

I have a problem. I have a linksys Wirless 4-port router and a linksys wireless USB adapter (WUSB11 version 2.6). That is what I'm trying to get working on my desktop. I also have a laptop that my boss let me borrow to get me working at home with the desktop. The laptop has a YDI wireless card and it is reading the router's signal just fine and it's working and everything... so my laptop is working. I know I'm getting the signal. And so I'm pretty sure that the problem isn't hardware. The laptop has XP and the desktop has 98SE. The WUSB11 software on my desktop is reading both the router signal and the internet link I have, but it says "You are connected to the access point, but the Internet cannot be found". I am supposed to go to http://198.162.1.1 to configure the router on my desktop, as I can on my laptop, but it will not let me reach that site. It just says that the server cannot be found. Is there anyway you guys can help me? I would really like to get this problem fixed... I've been without Internet at my house for about a month and it's starting to really bother me.

Thank you very much in advance,
David Wilder
 

A:Help me with configuring linksys network please.

The correct ip you should connect to is 192.168.1.1
not 198.162.1.1
Let's start there....... This should be your default gateway as well.
 

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Hi,

On a previous post I had been told that after setting up the home network I would need to configure any 3rd party firewalls manually.

I have norton internet security on the desktop and was able to do it with no problem.

But on the laptop I now have Zonealarm and can't seem to find how to allow my desktop on the firewall in order to be able to file and printer share.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Anyone know a website that tell u how to configure your network card to work properly? If not can someone explain what i need to configure in my contorl/network or network neighborhood/properties.

Thanks,
 

A:Configuring network card..

o yeah BTW i have DSL, Windows 98 Plus...
 

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Ok.. so here is the situation...

I get Wireless internet from my service provider, (they send out a wireless signal and my computer picks up on it and uses it with its WAN card).

What I want to do is use my wireless router to get the signal, and then send the internet via LAN cable to my 2 PC's. Does anyone have any idea of how I go about doing this? And what is the best way to set up the Wireless Router???

(Here is an overview of what I Wish to accomplish

Wireless Internet Signal
.{
..{ (wireless signal)
(WIRELESS ROUTER)
|
| LAN HARD WIRE
.|________pc2
.|_________pc 1
 

A:Need Help Configuring Wireless Network

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I have very little knowledge of networking. I have had configured my home network with the help of online guides and tutorial and mainly by hit and trial, last year and it performed successfully. It may not be perfect but it worked and this is how it has been working.

Setup1.
ADSLModem provided by ISP (PPOE 192.168.1.1 and subnet mask (255.255.255.0) DHCP enabled range (192.168.1.50 to 192.168.80) and default DNS by ISP. UPNP enabled (but nothing configured here and in NAT as well, as things were working fine so I never touched it) Wireless (OFF)
NOTE, I can't tell if my ISP registers Mac of this modem to authenticate the services)

Setup2
LinksysWTRG router with DDWRT 2.4 installed with auto 'configuration DHCP' (guess this enables connections from the SETUP1 for WAN, hence IP 192.168.1.50), subnet mask 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.1.1 and DNS 192.168.1.1. LAN setup; ip 192.168.2.1
Subnet 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.1.1. DNS by UnblockUs.com to access Hulu, Netflix etc outside U.S. NAT services and UPNP enabled with nothing specifically mentioned to forward the services to.
Wireless enabled. And DHCP Server enabled for LAN IP 192.168.2.100 to 192.168.2.130.

Setup3
16 port switch that is hosting Roku, Bravia LCD, 2 NAS and a windows seven Laptop wired. All the devices on the switch are connected to Setup 2 through wire and wireless, like iPhone, iPads etc.

Setup4
TpLinkRouter set on Dynamic Ip configuration with auto Ip for wan and 192.168.2.20 for LAN. With subn... Read more

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This is my first time posting here, and god bless anyone that can help me because i'm about to tear my hair out. Ok, try to stay with me here.
We just opened a small office and are trying to network about 7 computers. We don't have a wireless router from the cable company, but have cat5 installed everywhere, so no problem. I have three computers plugged into the router, and they work fine, internet and networked. In the last port on the router, I plugged a second cheap router for extra ports. Four more computers plugged into that one, also fine, networked and internet. My problem is that the computers on the first router can't see the computers on the second, and vice versa. In short, I have a group of 3 networked computers and a group of 4. From what i've read it's probably an IP or DNS thing but I suck at networking and don't know. I have the first router set up as the DHCP server, it's disabled on the second one.

Here are the settings for the main comcast router:

And the secondary Linksys router:

I'll check back often in case you need any additional info. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Small office network issue:

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Hello friends, my first topic here and i am glad that this is the best place where i got in,,
ok i have a small offic that has 5 computer runing with internet by bt bussiness broadband, ihave 4 ports on braodbands that are connected to my computer,, now what i want to do is,, to setup network all 4 computers to my own main/server computer,, so i can look over the files and network on other computers,,,,,,the question is how to do this,/????

your reply will be greatly appreiciated,,,,

thanks
 

A:Solved: Setup my Small office Network

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Hello:

I just had DSL access installed on my home PC running Windows 98. I want to connect to my office network through this DSL connection.
Our office network is running NT 4.0 and we have a firewall. My boss gave me a login/password -- to get past the firewall. I have a few logins/passwords to connect to the network.

I am unsure how to set this up, and would appreciate any help you can give me.

I would prefer to be able to use this in such a way that I can access our office network drives, etc. through Windows Explorer just as I can from my office pc.

Thanks!

KrisLynch
[email protected]
 

A:Solved: Connecting to Office Network From Home

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I've got a laptop running Windows XP and I've plugged it into the office network. I'm able to surf the net and ping other computers. Other computers are able to ping back. What I'd like to do now is go into My Network Places and find it on the office network. Is there a website that goes through a step-by-step proceedure for how to get this done?
 

A:Solved: finding new computer on office network

As you can ping and presuming you have set up File and Printer sharing and all are in the same workgroup
See this, it maybe that you would be better using a static IP address

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/support/103106cannot_see_computer.htm

If all that fails although largely replaced by TCP/IP try this
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/netbeui.htm
BUT the least preferable option

Try this - check first to see if it is installed.
Right click on your XP CD and select EXPLORE, then navigate to \VALUEADD\MSFT\NET\NETBEUI. The folder will contain a file called NETBEUI.TXT, it will tell you where to put the appropriate files in order use the protocol and how to install
 

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i just brought a belkin 802.11g that runs 54mbps, but we i got it to work it, but it displays 11.0 mbps... it;s download speed is only 20k. how do i configure it properly?

btw my router is alos belkin 802.11g but it;s in my basement and my computer is two floors up....(might be a factor). I also heard that by installing sp2 it will make wireless connection run faster, is it true?

specs
p4 3.2
9800xt
512ram
120gb
asus p4c00-e dlx
 

A:configuring wireless network adaptor

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I downloaded Kai xlink. Dont know if you know what it is but it helps get a game online.I downloaed it and my internate connection goes away and then it is lost. I go to "view wireless connections" and it says windows it not running you wireless network settings. What ever program thaat is running it run that program. I uninstalled Kai think it was it and it was. I dont know why it is running my network settings but then I had to go and make windows run it. I have never heard of someone having this problem with this. Any help would be great.
 

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Everyone in our home has a personal laptop and our desktop is used any more. I wonder how I can configure the laptops to backup to the desk top. We use Windows7 on the laptops and XP on the desktop...
I need to know how to configure everything so everything backs up to the desktop. Any idears????

Thanks in advance

Lenny

A:Configuring XP as a Back-up for Network Computers

The easy way - setup network share for each user on the "backup computer" - map a drive for each person to the share - and then use your back up software on the "backup computer" daily

POINT: they must save their files to the share for them to get backed up.

I will let someone else do the hard one.

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Hi, hope someone can help!

I have a network card given to me by a friend. I need to install it in my pc which is simple enough.

However, how do I configure it once its physically in the pc? Also, does XP Home have generic network card drivers as I dont know what make the card is so have no idea of the drivers required.

Thanks in anticipation.

A:XP Home and configuring a network card

I'm using D-Link and Linksys cards in my PC's.
IIRC, D-Link for instance, specifically states to keep Windows out of the install process and to use the provided D-Link software.

I think you'll have better luck if you can get ahold of the software/drivers that came with the card.
If the CD is lost then I would go to the manufacturer's site and see what's available to D/L.

JF

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Hello, I've been searching all over for help with a problem I'm having and stumbled across this forum - really hope someone can help me!

I've just had a leased line installed to provide me with a high speed internet connection. It's a 100Mbps fibre pipe and am trying to integrate it with my existing network of 6 PCs and a printer. Previously, I had a 2 line bonded ADSL connection using a Comtrend 5631 router, which also acted as a DHCP server, allocating IPs for all the machines.

The hardware that has been installed with the new line is a Cisco 1941 router which is managed remotely, I have been provided with 5 IP addresses and it operates on a subnet of 255.255.255.248. My original network runs on 255.255.255.0, with the router as 192.168.1.1. What I want to do if possible is use my Comtrend router (or purchase a new one if I have to) the same way it has been used before, i.e. as the main hub which allocates the network addresses but have it connect to the internet via the new router (as the ADSL will soon be disconnected), so that all the machines are connected to the fibre line at high speed. How do I do this?

Thanks so much in advance

Oliver.
 

A:Configuring my network with the new fiber line

It sounds like what you will need to do is use the router in a "passive" mode. What i mean is simply keep your internal network as it is, but create a static route towards the new Cisco Router. The static route should probably be 0.0.0.0 with a subnet mask of 0.0.0.0. What this means is that anything destined to a destination the current router is unaware of, it passes it to the Cisco router which will then forward this onto the internet.

Does this make sense?
 

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I am trying to set up a multi-site network (5 sites total), and need some basic assistance. I can configure the routers and such, but need to know if the following scenario is correct before I start the configuration:

There are 4 sites that all need to connect to a main site, and for redundancy, to at least 2 of the other sites.

There are 3 class C IP address ranges available (we'll say 200.200.100.x, 200.200.101.x and 200.200.102.x)

The main location will have a web server, so I want to set up a DMZ at this site.

I'm thinking I can configure each of the routers with Frame Relay using a Class C address for each router's "WAN" side, and anything on the "LAN" side of each of these routers (and the switches, servers, workstations) can use a private 10.x.x.x IP range.

Does this make sense? Each of the sites would need to connect to the main site for authentication (ie. no DC's in the satellite offices, only in the main office).

If I have to use the Class C ranges for the entire network, can I use the 100.x range for routers/switches/firewalls, the 101.x range for servers, and the 102.x range for workstations? I'm sure I would need to configure a VLAN to make this option work, correct?

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Configuring multi-site network

Hi…

I’m uncertain if you are still working on this or if this is still a relevant thread. I guess if you don’t need the help anymore, could you mark the thread as solved?

As to your questions…..

Let’s start with the basics 1st. You will not and cannot (used loosely) break down your routers, switches, and servers in the method you described. There are “NO” written rules that prohibit you from configuring your network IP’s in anyway you want to configure them. However, there are recommendations and guidelines that you would want to try to use where possible.

At the same time, if you use a service provider for certain services, they may require your servers, printers, and so forth to be in certain range. Such as, they may want all of your servers to be in the lower IP range, reserving let’s say the 1st 20 IP’s for servers, routers, switches, and so on.

So, you can do as you wish, but save yourself some serious headaches, you should keep your “locations” at the very least all within the same IP blocks. What class you use is up to you and your company. So, by IP Blocks, I mean you should keep let’s say site #1 all on a 10.71.13.xx range. I recommend and many others that you plan your network to a “T”. I prefer to keep main routers and servers in the lower numbers such as 10.71.13.1 thru 10.71.13.20. Of course, if you have tons o... Read more

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