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OT - Problem connection a NAS device to my home LAN

Q: OT - Problem connection a NAS device to my home LAN

This isn't exactly a Windows7 problem, but I don't know where else to ask it.

I've purchased a small (single 2TB) network assessable storage unit - a Western Digital MyBookLive. I'm having trouble connecting the MBL device to the LAN. My LAN config is consists of an Actiontec GT701-WG router/DSL modem/ WiFi access point, a LinkSys 5-port ethernet switch, a Win7 desktop PC ethernet-connected to the router through the switch, a wireless-connected XP desktop PC, and a wireless-connected Vista laptop.

The NAS device supports UPnP so I can connect it directly to the router or any of 3 computers on the LAN - a Win7 desktop, a Vista laptop, and an XP desktop. The device is visible (but not necessarily usable) in each of thse cases. However, if I connect the NAS device to the switch nothing sees it. I've tried multiple ports on the switch (including ports that work for the PC) and multiple ethernet cables. Nothing works.

The NAS device supports 10M/100M/GB ethernet. The router and switch switch support 10/100MB (although the router reports it has a 10MB connection to my PC so maybe one of these devices doesn't actually support 100MB). When directly connected a PC or laptop the NAS device's ethernet status LED is green. When directly connected to the router it shows yellow. (I may have those colors reversed.) When connected to the switch the status LED is off. I suspect the color is an indication of the connection speed, and no speed has been determined when it is plugged into the switch.

This looks like a switch problem but I'm reluctant to blindly get a replacement since it seem to work fine with my PC (except maybe for the speed). Any suggestions for a solution or for further debugging?

Since originally posting this I bypassed the switch and directly connected my PC to the router. The router now reports a 100MB connection with the PC. But this doesn't explain why the NAS device cannot talk through the switch to the router - just why it might talk slowly. So I'm still at a loss.

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A: OT - Problem connection a NAS device to my home LAN

Never mind. Bad ethernet switch. I got a new one and all is fixed.

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any Idea's what to do?

first post ever. hope I did ok...



what kind of picture software is it IE.. the name of the software.

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I am not a networking expert, but in the past have been able to figure out how to keep a network of several home PC's running several versions of Windows. Now, however, with Windows 10, I have having difficulties, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions.
I have been running desktops with Windows XP, Windows 7, and a notebook with Vista, and just set up a desktop and notebook running Windows 10.
The problem...despite checking multiple forums and Google links, I cannot get the Lenovo Yoga Win 10 notebook to recognize the all of the networked devices, or be recognized by the Windows 10 desktop on the network. Those other devices do, however, show up as homegroup connected devices.
Here is a summary of which device sees what:
Lenovo notebook (Win 10, Version 1511, OS build 10586.36): sees the Windows 7 desktop, and the Vista notebook, does not see the Windows 10 desktop, or XP desktop
Windows 7 desktop: sees all four devices, i.e. the XP system, the Lenovo system, the Vista notebook, and the Win 10 desktop
Vista notebook: sees all four devices, i.e. the Lenovo Win 10 notebook, the Windows 10 desktop, the XP system, and the Windows 7 desktop
Windows 10 desktop (Windows 10 pre version 1511 upgrade): sees the XP system, the Windows 7 desktop, the Vista notebook, does not see the Lenovo Windows 10 notebook
I really do not want to spend endless hours fiddling with obscure network settings, or hours on the phone with Microsoft tech support. From what I have ... Read more

A:Networking Problem on 5 device home network....any help appreciated!

On Microsoft.com there is info on how to turn off SMB2 and SMB3.

Any third party software can cause issue.

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My problem is:
My Vista 64bit doesnt read dvds ANYMORE (it did). I tried to delete Upperfilter and Lowerfilter from regedit. But I didnt found those. At folder {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} I have only 0000 and Properties folders. At {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} folder I have no text like Upperfiltter or Lowerfiltter So what that means? I have no "hidden files" turned on.

My dvd drivers are updated, didnt work. I did restore my Vista to day when my dvd driver worked, but nothing works. And I did delete my dvd drivers and installed again, but it didnt work.
My dvd device are at system and at Computer folder and at BIOS. It tries to read dvds. Next thing what I will do, I change my dvd device if it would help.
I bought my compurer one week ago =/

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Running Win 7 Professional 64-bit and trying to connect to a shared RAID-5 array on my HomeServer (running Vista Ultimate 64-bit) over my LAN. On start up, my HomeServer shows up as part of the network and it allows me to connect to it. I can access the shared drive just as before and log into my HomeServer via Remote Desktop.

After a short time however, Win 7 has problems reconnecting to the shared drive giving me the error "The local device name is already in use". Connecting to my HomeServer then becomes impossible via Remote Desktop and it vanishes from the view of the Network.

I've got the shared drive mapped and setup so it logs in with the User, Pass and Domain of the HomeServer. I've tried disabling AV/Firewalls on both machines, disabled Remote Deferential Compression (or whatever its called :P) and IPv6 on my Win7 machine (already disabled on HomeServer).

Any ideas?

Cheeers guys!

A:Local Device Name Problem, Looses connection to Shared.

To fix this up nicely, remove the current mapping. Turn off Win 7 machine.

Go to server. Rt click computer in start menu, choose manage. Computer Management, Shared Folders, Sessions. If your Win7 computer name is in there, rt click and disconnect. Refresh (F5 key).

Boot Win7 and remap it like its 2009 and you have a large glass of bubbly to party with.

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I am trying to configure a WRT54G wireless router into my existing ATT DSL connection. The DSL modem is a speadstream 5100 and a couple of months ago successfully had an internet connection with my PDA. I don't have the PDA anymore, but I am trying to get my wife's laptop w/wifi to access the internet to no avail thus far. I get a connected status on my desktop(hardwired) but no internet, and I get a "Network cable diconnected" on the laptop. Every time I hard reset the modem, I loose the Internet light. Both computers show a live shared internet connection(active packets), but there is no live conection to the DSL router.

A:home wireless connection problem

Can you connect to the Internet if you connect hard-wired to the modem? Did you power cycle the modem after connecting?

Since the Speedstream 5100 is a modem/router, you may want to configure it in Bridge Mode for use with the router. Here's a page How to set up your Efficient SpeedStream 5100-b modem that describes several configurations for this modem.

You can also leave the modem and connect the router in the following configuration:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Am running a Dell 2004 8300 desktop with XP. DSL from At&t. For no apparent reason lost the internet connection{searching for IP add.}. Modem works fine on my laptop, AT&T has checked everything. Find no problem in the System on control panel. Tried releasing & renewing IP add. in run/cmd. said: "An error occurred while renewing Interface Local Area Connection; unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

A curious thing; all system restore points are gone.
This same thing happened bout a year & half ago, forgot how it was fixed.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:internet connection problem--XP Home

Welcome aboard Your computer may be actually infected.Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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I have windows vista running on my laptop connected wirelessly to my bt home hub and every so often it says there is limited or no connectivity to he home hub. Everytime it does this the only solution I can find is to restart the computer, which I find annoying.

The signal is at full strength so i doubt that is the issue. I have a built in intel PRO/wireless 3945AGB network card, i dont know if that matters.

If any one can help i would be very greatful.


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Hi, I'm new to Windows 7 and just installed in on my PC this morning. When I first installed it I kept getting an "unidentified Public Network" as my only network. I am connected through a hardline that goes to a router that is connected to DSL. If I restart the computer SOMETIMES the Unidentified Public Network goes away and a Home Network shows up and the internet connects, but this only lasts from a couple minutes up to a couple hours then it shuts off again. The only things I have been able to do to get it to come back on is go into my Local Area Connection Properties, go down to the IPv4 properties and switch it to "Use the following IP" then I put in my numbers I got from the command prompt ipconfig /all. After I do this I click ok and go to Diagnose under the local area connection and it pops up that I do not have DHCP enabled and then it fixes itself and it works for another couple mins/hours. The other thing thats odd is when its working the connecting network is just called "Network" and on the windows 7 laptop I have it connects as Frontier which is my service provider.
Im just looking for an answer to fix this. Any suggestion are greatly appreciated.

Network adapter is an onboard Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8056 based ethernet controller

A:Home Network Connection Problem.

For these types of problems you can usually solve them all by simply updating the firmware on your router.

If you can type ipconfig /all into your command prompt and post the results here we can see if DHCP from the router is working correctly.

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Hi guys,

If you have time to help me solve this problem I would really appreciate it. First off, I have a Samsung NP350V4C notebook with an Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter (currently up-to-date), the system I'm running on is a Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and my router is a TP-Link WR-740n. As of now, I can connect to our router and internet nicely, but this is only possible because I just restarted our router. And probably (100% sure of it), if I restart, reboot, sleep my notebook, or simply press the disconnect button on my wireless connection list, I would have difficulty connecting again. By difficulty I mean, my notebook would continuously try to identify the network, and in between identifications says "no internet access" with a yellow triangle with an exclamation point on it. So, again I have to restart the router just so I could connect my notebook to get wireless connection. Troubleshooting the network (by clicking on the red "X" mark on the network map between the home network and internet) doesn't help either. I also tried the ipconfig /release and /renew... does not help either, it just says media disconnected and such. One thing that amazes me that my notebook can connect to my cousin's home wireless network flawlessly (they are just right next to our house). Anyone have any idea what I'm experiencing right now? I just can't bare the continuous cycle of resetting the router just so I could use the internet on my notebook.

A:Home wireless network connection problem

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If you netbook has a switch or button to turn the wireless On/Off make sure that it's enabled all the time.

Other than that, if that's not the case please download, install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector so that we can see if there's any signal issue or interference.
To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.

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I have set up a home network, but my laptop will not recognize the network. I can print from my laptop through the wireless network but the laptop cannot see the desktop computer where I want to store my backup files. The laptop is running Vista and the Desktop XP Professional. I have run the XP network wizzard. My laptop says windows cannot access "\\OFFICE", which is the name of the desktop, and access is denied. Both computers are using the same workgroup name.

Any help would be tremendously appreciated.


A:Solved: Home Network Connection Problem

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I have a friend that bought a new computer less than a year ago and the internet was working perfectly. One day the internet stopped. It says it can connect to her home network but not the internet.
I brought to work to see if it was her home access or the computer. Here at our office. It gets a IP and connects to the network but still no internet????? Please Help. It says it can't communicate with DNS servers...It was blank and I tried the basic google DNS and no luck....

A:Wind 7 Home Pre 64 bit Internet Connection Problem

Quote: Originally Posted by mglaze

I have a friend that bought a new computer less than a year ago and the internet was working perfectly. One day the internet stopped. It says it can connect to her home network but not the internet.
I brought to work to see if it was her home access or the computer. Here at our office. It gets a IP and connects to the network but still no internet????? Please Help. It says it can't communicate with DNS servers...It was blank and I tried the basic google DNS and no luck....

Does this machine have McAfee installed on it?

If not, which A/V software is it using?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 177182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .9FMC1K1.CN701669BQ0FVC.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

If i connect to my router using ethernet cable i can see my network name and hex 08FX04082056 and connect to it automaticly.
If i remove cable i see Networks available but my network name is not there just hex 08FX04082056 for it.
When I click on the hex 08FX040802056 and then click word connect it says connecting to hex 08FX040802056 then asks for security key.
I have no security key.
I run Win 7 and my wife runs XP and she has no problem connecting wireless.
Security on my network is no authentificatioon (open).
Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Home Network Connection Problem

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 177182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .9FMC1K1.CN701669BQ0FVC.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

If i connect to my router using etrhernet cable i can see my network name and hex Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 177182 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F, , .9FMC1K1.CN701669BQ0FVC.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

If i connect to my router using ethernet cable i can see my network name and Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3032 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1292 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 2... Read more

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I am experiencing problme connecting my office laptop to my home wireless internet connection. All other laptops are working fine with the same network. This office laptop had some errors and our IT department fixed the same last week. Prior to this it was working fine. It is still working fine if I connect to my office wireless connection.

Obviously some configuration needs to be tweaked. The error I am getting is limited or no connectvity. Repair button is greyedout when I click the wireless netwrok connection status. Any help highly apprected.



A:Problem connection to wireless intrenet at home

I think you can get some insight here;


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I have a problem with my home network. I just bought a new laptop (dell 700m) with intergrated wireless technology. I also have a desktop and it is "wired" to a speedstream modem and the modem is connected to a D-link (wireless router). I can get both to connect to the internet and share files but I cant get connected under a secured connection. My virus software always detects some unknow cpu on my connection. How can I secur this connection?
Thank You

A:Solved: Problem with home network/ wireless connection

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Hi there.
I am experiencing the following problems with my Dell XPS M1330 Running Windows Vista:
1. Problem #1 – My system clock is always incorrect. I will readjust my system clock to the correct time, but after a little while, the time will be incorrect again.
2. Problem #2 – My up, down, home and end cursor keys randomly will stop working – I have tried changing regional settings, and changing keyboard layout formats and switching back and it doesn’t seem to fix the problem.
3. Problem #3 – My wireless network connection randomly drops after 40 minutes to a couple of hours – I have tried deleting the wireless network and then reconnecting but I still have this issue
Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Problem with System Clock, Up/Down/Home/End Keys and Network Connection

Hi and welcome to TSF try replacing the cmos battery for the clock issue,try reinstalling the drivers for issue 2, I will leave issue 3 to someone with more networking experience

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Hi all,

First pc is running vista premium, this is the host pc connected to the internet, second pc is running xp home and this is the client pc.

I have connected the two computers with a crossover ethernet cable, no router, file sharing is working fine between the two computers but I cannot get internet connection sharing to work.

My ISP is 3 via mobile broadband, somebody told me that you cannot internet connection share mobile broadband? Anyone got any ideas what settings, eg Ip, subnet mask and default gateway etc i could manually enter to get internet connection sharing working? Some advice would be really appreciated. I have already tried to follow all the usual steps to automatically enable internet connection sharing but no joy.


A:Vista Premium, XP home internet connection sharing problem

working on it

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Why did I ever try Windows 7. Driving me nuts!
Anyway, the challenge

I have a 3 PC router based workgroup network. 2 PCs are XP SP 3, one PC is Windows 7
When all PCs are wired, everything works just fine. All PCs (W7 and XP) can see and share files with all other PCs (It took a bit of doing but I got there eventually)

If I try to connect the W7 PC wirelessly,
* the W7 PC cannot access/share files on the XP machines
* the XP machines can see and share files on the W7 PC
* The W7 PC can access the router and can ping the other PCs

There is no firewall in operation on the XP machine

What do I need to do to get the W7 machine to access/share files on the XP machine via wireless connection?


A:Solved: Problem with Windows 7 wireless connection to home network

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I have installed Windows 7 Home premium on my desktop. 
My NIC is not identifying my network and I can't ping anything.  I have called comcast and verified my account member id and password.  I am able to connect to my laptop PPPoE but on my desktop, I can't!
I am having a big issue I came across some options to delte some Registry Stuff in regedit but I am not sure if this is correct?  My NIC has never had any problems in the past up until now
I am getting the error "Connection failed with error 711"
Also with my router I am also not able to have a hard wired connection from the desktop to the router.  I have been connecting with the Wireslss NIC--no issues.
I want a hard wired connection though for other reasons now!
Does anyone have a soultion for this?  I looked it up on online and get a ton of suggestions but I don't know whats correct or waht to delete from my registry .
Please there has to be a fix.. ?

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Problem w/NIC or PPPoE "Connection failed with error 711"

I think I'd replace the ethernet NIC or router...sounds like a hardware problem from what I see.
At the least, I would test the router on another system.
I suggest leaving the idea of "deleting things in the registry"...far outside the scope of intended actions until you have verified that the hardware is not at fault.

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i have acer e1-571 notebook.running windows 10.from last few days my pc giving this error-Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.                                                            
                                                                i have tried all kind of suggestions
given by microsoft related this problem .but   cant solved.card reader ,pen drive ,external keyboard ,or external mouse no one working.2.some  random  keys  is not working .please fix my issue .

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I've spent a lot of time trying to find a solution. Here is my CPU-Z report. Thanks for your help

CPU-Z TXT Report


CPU-Z version 1.56


Number of processors 1
Number of threads 2


Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Thread 1 1

Processors Information

Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 1 (max 1)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Pentium 4
Codename Northwood
Specification Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 478 mPGA (0x2)
Extended CPUID F.2
Brand ID 9
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 um
Core Speed 2394.2 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 12.0 x 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus speed 798.1 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
L1 Data cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Trace cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 cache 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control no

Thread dumps

CPU Thread 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
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A:reinstalled XP HOME OS- no audio device?

solved....think it was the realtek driver.

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I am trying to install Netgear (model FA 311 Rev-A1) network card on my computer. When I install this card, I have no sound. I have a Sound Blaster Live sound card. If I remove the Netgear card and move the Sound Blaster card to another pci slot, and reboot my computer, I have sound again. Obviously, I have a conflict between these two devices. I am using Windows ME operating system. In the device manager, these devices and all other devices are said to be operating correctly with no conflicts. The IRQ and I/O range settings are different for both devices. Does anyone have any ideas how to resolve this conflict?

A:home networking-device conflict

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I was wondering what the mood out there in the computer vet world is about things like Alexa, smart TV's, washers, refrigerators, toasters, and all of the corporate and on corporate software that is sold "over the counter" which contains "under the counter spying/backdoors."  
The way that I see it is that the phenomenon of "capital accumulation" is larger than any other form of logic not because I believe that it is but because I see it supercede the veneration of human beings morally, ideologically in so many examples today and throughout history.  It is that there are so many rivers that are so large of revenues weather from governments or non-government organizations that damming them is impossible due to the cultural acceptance or obliviousness being so wide spread.  And I mean so much money on so many levels synergistically accumulating revenues that this "diatribe" or "code logic" can be developed and distributed professionally, so that majority of people see it as the only way they've ever known, and anyone that sees another way is an outrage.  
So in the case of governments and corporations selling products both hardware, software, and appliances as congenial as a thermostat or door lock to an app or an OS it's the most profitable data collection and narrative control or "human coding" platform that's ever been wheeled out and put in play.  
They sell that data, and one of the biggest industries that uses our data is politics a... Read more

A:Home Device & Appliance Spying: Are You Okay With This?

So I guess the bottom line is how would you "debug" everything you have?  Is is a realistic goal to have in the first place?  Would you open up hardware and programs, then eliminate leaks?  
I really don't care what anyone thinks about me in this regard.  I don't think there is any shame except in a logical fallacy, and this subject doesn't pertain to one except that there are organizations which influence and sell to us saying they are this on one hand they are something completely different on yet another hand.  That is shameful, and it is because that is logical fallacy.  

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Bought my XPS 13 9360, with Win10 Home a few months ago. Always have an external drive plugged in.
Tried to boot up at a hotel, and was prompted for a 48 digit key to continue. I had no idea why my disk was secured, but was able to connect to MS and find the bitlocker key that was used to encrypt my internal drive. I then found that there was an option for "Device Encryption" at Settings-System-About and turned it off. My files were then decrypted. I also noticed that there was a separate link for Bitlocker Settings, so apparently, "Device Encryption" is not full-blown Bitlocker.
I got back home yesterday to discover that my external drive was also encrypted, but with some other key. There was no record for this second drive's key at Microsoft. Today I thought that maybe if I turn encryption back on, the drive might become accessible as the key might be stored in that program. BUT - the Device Encryption settings are now gone!
Anybody have any ideas to allow access to the external drive? How do I get "Device Encryption" turned back on? If I do, would that allow me access to the drive?
All suggestions are welcome.

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Ok, I'd appreciate any help here. Going out of my head.

In XP Home, logged on as administrator, Device Manager comes up as blank screen. I've tried numerous fixes suggested on the net and nothing works, including the ENUM reset permissions in the registry trick.

Other issues....I recently lost my wfif adapter and ethernet adapter and modem, lord knows what else since I can't get into device manager. Safe mode boot as admin doesn't show any problems where I can see device manager.

Recent issues...Alcohol 120% is possibly to blame as I tried to uninstall and it seems to still have pieces I can't get rid of. I uninstalled .Net framework and SP2, put them back and still nothing.

Any suggestions? Be happy to post the setupapi log where there's some interesting issues happening.


A:No Device Manage XP Home, other issues

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Since recently installing an new hard drive and XP home SP2, I can't connct to the net and the device manager show yellow question marks next to the ethernet controller, video controller etc.

A:New install of XP Home SP2 - now no device drivers

The yellow errors that you see in the Device Manager indicate that you need to install the drivers. The first drivers to install will be the chipset drivers.

Did this computer come with a CD for the drivers?

Would you please post the make and model of this computer?

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I've just bought a Galaxy s5 player. When I tried to access the internet it came up with my network and asked for the password which I entered, but access was denied. Can anyone advise on how I can sort the problem out?

A:Accessing Home Internet with New Device

Hello Henry, and welcome to Sevenforums!

Do you have another wireless device that can access the wifi perfectly? This is a good test to make sure you are indeed getting the right password in. Just yesterday a simple misspelling caused me to spend an extra 5 minutes on attempting to log into a computer.

What is the exact message that you get with the error?

If other devices cannot connect to your wifi with your known password, or you do not have another device:
Do you have the password to log into your router? If you do, you can change the wifi password. If you need help with doing this, please let me know the make of your router (the company).

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Hello anyone & everyone,      I have a problem with an unknown device found in the Device Manager under "other devices" it says the following: Manufacturer:  UnknownLocation:  on Microsoft ACPI-Compliant SystemDevice Status:   The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)                            To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver.     When I try and find the driver it can't be found.Under the "Details" Tab... it has Hardware Ids as:  ACPI/ATK0101   and   *ATK0101  Can anyone help with this??  Thank you SO much for your time!!  Sincerely,Brady

A:SL 500 - Unknown device problem in Device Manager

I have this exact same problem-it occurred all of the sudden one morning when I tried to log on.I believe the "Unknown Device" (one of the "System Devices" in the Device Manager) is the ATK0101 ACPI Utility and uses a driver called A0101X32.sys which seems to be nowhere on my computer (I have no idea where it went or why it vanished). However, I cannot manage to find this driver on the website and download/install it, and what's more, when I try to do so, the "Update Driver" dialog boxes informs me that the file I must find is one with the extension "*.inf" which doesn't make any sense whatsoever.Has an answer to this problem been found?

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PC running Vista home premium has problems with the DVD device. Error code 19 below:

"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. To fix this problem you should uninstall and then reinstall the hardware device. (Code 19)"

please help!! is there a fix for this?

anxiousely awaiting your reply. Thank you,

Greta Lovejoy

A:Device Manager error 19 problem with DVD device

One of these may help:1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060Restart computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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A new install of Windows XP Home is giving us some issues. We suspect that the root cause may be an error in the listing of hardware devices:
Control Panel / System / Hardware / Device Manager

Under Processor, the processor appears twice, and under System Devices, Motherboard Resources also appears twice.

I have attempted to remove ALL the duplicated items and reboot the computer, but when it comes back, the devices are still listed twice.

There is no yellow question mark beside the items in question, indicating that the OS seems to think everything is OK, and if I examine the properties, everything says it is working properly.

I know this is wrong, and I suspect this is causing other errors (mostly in games), so I would like to get this corrected. However, I don't have any ideas of what else I can try.

Appreciate any and all ideas....

A:Device Manager list contains errors (XP Home)

Did you also re-install the motherboard-drivers?
They came on a CD, or if lost, you can find them on the manufacturer's website.

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I have set up a home network using a broadband wireless router. I know how to share the printer and any folder on any of the 3 computers. But can I share the USB scanner that is connected to one of the 3 PCs?


A:Is sharing a USB device (scanner) possible over home network?

Not normally. Most scanner drivers are not designed to allow sharing. Since you have to be next to the scanner to load the material to be scanned, it's somewhat pointless for most folks anyway.

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I have a laptop that whilst it happy to connect via either WIFI or Ethernet, won't connect onto the internet. There is a desktop connected and phone that are quite happy so I've ruled out the modem/router etc. If I turn on another laptop that is also happy so my guess is with the device itself. It's a Toshiba Satellite running on windows 7 home premium.

So far I have disabled and enabled the Network adaptors, flushed the dns (ipconfig/flushdns) cleared any temp files in the c: (recommendation from google) disabled windows firewall and Norton all to no avail.

Any suggestions?

A:Connected to home network but no internet on only 1 device

Is it perhaps configured with a static IP/dns? Change to automatic if so.

- what IP do you see when you run ipconfig -all in cmd?
- 169.254.xxx.xxx is APIPA (automatic private IP addressing), means you can't communicate with the DHCP server, which is most probably your router
- can you ping on problematic laptop: it's own IP, default gateway?

report back

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I have a laptop Asus G55 with Intel Advanced 6235N Wireless Card. This laptop has been working fine all this while, but off late i started getting a weird issue.
1. This laptop started dropping wifi connections atleast once a week.All my other devices: Phone and Nexus 7 are able to connect fine.
2. I did a factory reset and installed the latest drivers but it still didnot solve the problem.
3. Tried resetting the Wifi Adapter multiple times but it didnot help.

When nothing worked, I just reset my wireless router(ActionTec from Verizon) and now I was able to connect successfully. Everything worked fine for a week and then I got this problem again. I reset my wireless router and it started working fine again.
What I dont understand is: why is it only my laptop that is facing the problem? Why dont other devices in the network(tablets,phones,other laptops) get the same issue?

Please help me out.
I have Windows 7 64bit OS.


A:Only one device in the Home Network not able to connect to the Internet

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I won a Google home device. I was wondering if it requires a monthly fee for very basic
setup and usage. If some does not have a cell phone to set it up by can it be set up with
an internet connected computer?

Thank you,

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I have WinXP Home SP2 but am not sure when this started and why, but there is absolutly nothing in the Device Manager listing its BLANK. I have read this link, and I do have Plug and Play selected for auto and it is active. I even de-selected rebooted, then selected again and re-booted but to no avail. Any ideas??????????????

A:Solved: Device Manager XP Home SP2 [BLANK]

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Looking for help on ad-hoc wi-fi network between Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop running Win 7 Ultimate and Nokia N79 running Symbian S60v3

I want to view live tv on my phone. A USB TV tuner card is connected to laptop which is in turn connected to Satellite DTH receiver. I can see TV in my laptop in Win Media Center and dedicated app provided by USB TV card maker.

I know basics - I have to connect phone and laptop via ad hoc wi fi connection. Run VLC player, select source and use rtsp:// protocol with .sdp extension.

I do all this but yet get unable to connect on real player in phone.

Pls share details about configuration settings of ad hoc connection ipv4 settings etc.

What am i missing?

A:Ad Hoc Connection between Lap and Mobile Device

At best I'll be of minimal help here, as there is so much I do not know about the phone and the special apps you are using.

For the ad-hoc wireless I recommend to get it working unsecured before trying to add encryption. You can leave it as a dynamic connection and then each device will be assigned an APIPA (169.254.x.y). This is a pain, however, because it takes a while for the two devices to get talking to each other and you don't immediately know the IP addresses in case you need to do some troubleshooting. So, I recommend assigning static IPs--suggest on one machine and on the other. Mask

When you think that the network should be working open a Command prompt on the laptop and

ping (assuming the phone was assigned that IP)

If you get replies you know you at least have one way communication.

If you have a non-Windows firewall or security suite on the laptop you may have to configure it for the desired access.

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I Have An Hp Desktop With Video Integrated On The Motherboard Rather Than A Separate Video Card.

I Want To Have A Second Monitor So I Can View One Document While Typing Information From It Into A Report.

I Purchased A Usb Connected Second Video Device So I Could Avoid Having To Open The “box” And Deal With Inserting An Additional Pci Card.

The Manual That Came With The Usb Device Says That If Your Computer Has An Integrated Video On The Motherboard That There Is A Utility In Its Software That Always Sets It As The Primary Display Monitor.

It Further Says That There Is Also A Utility That Disables This “always Primary Monitor” Feature, And It Can Be Run By Clicking On The “safely Remove Hardware” Icon In The Task Bar.

The Manual States That The “usb Device’ Setup Must Designate The Monitor Connected To It Must Be Set As The “primary Monitor” For This Device To Work.

I Tried To Change The New “usb” Monitor To The “primary” In Windows Display Settings But When I Make The Changes And Do The “re-start” Windows Requires To Effect The Changes, The Original Monitor Always Appears As The Primary Again, As Indicated Above, In The Manual For The “usb Device”

When I Click On The “safely Remove Hardware” Icon In The Task Bar, I Do Not See Anything That Refers To Disabling The “on Board Primary Monitor”.

Going To Windows Device Manager And Clicking On Monitors, I Can See The Original Primary Monitor And The New “usb Monitor” And They Both Show As “device Op... Read more

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please help

i'm using powershell on windows 7 and i want to get the device path from an external usb hub's port to an attached USB device. powershell is great in reporting back a ton of information but it does not show which hub/port that a device is attached to. basically
id' like to get back the same information that UsbTreeView returns but via console so that i can write an automated script that calls the powershell command like below.
powershell -command "& {get-wmiobject -class Win32_USBControllerDevice -computername "LocalHost" -namespace "root\CIMV2" }"


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Ok, here is they story. I got a new laptop and while it was on the docking station accidentally unplugged the cord. The computer froze and i shut it down and turned it back on, alright. Now I go to connect to my dial up provider and in the white action log box in the upper left hand corner I get the message..."the connection device assigned to this phone number or connection was now found". I can not sign onto the internet now . I do not know what happened here. I assume its something modem oriented...I don't know how to fix it or where to go to fix it. Please, all help is appreciated and detailed steps would help because I am a noob.

A:Cant find connection device?

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?

Let's also see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the... Read more

A:Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

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I've just setup a new computer with vista but after installing, vista didn't detect any sound device.

I have an Asus Rampage II extreme board with the supreme fx audio module installed. HD sound is also activated in the BIOS.

What should I do?

A:Sound device not detected on vista 64 home premium

Did you touch anything on your Bios prior to the Vista install or even afterwards? Perhaps you missed something and you disabled it?

What do you have on under your Device Manager/Audio options?

Have you installed the CD that came with your Motherboard yet? if not, do so or go over the Asus site and download the latest software for your mobo and install it.

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I did not know where to put this so moderatoers if you need to move it please do. I am trying to transver files from my pc to a Viewsonic G tablet but my FTP software wants to open it and it keeps getting errors about establishing a connection. The problem is I do not want the FTP to open it, I want it to open normally with windows explorer. I have just gotten it back (the tablet) after a warranty repair but before I sent it in I had been experimenting with Filezilla and it must have become the default program for opening the Viewsonic. How do I set it back to Windows Explorer being the default program? Thanks

A:File transfer between Android device and Win 7 64 bit Home Preimium

This is not exactly what you were asking for, but I have had good luck transferring PC files to the phone with this tool. The Swiss File Knife ( Free Instant Web Server for Windows/Linux file transfer: sfk httpserv )is a free program that I have used for several years, that is a command line utility that includes a HTTP server. It allows selecting a folder on my PC, and making the files in it accessible to my phone over the LAN by entering the 192.168.0.xxx address in the phone browser.

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Hi, I need to reformat my hard drive due to a virus.

I have a 'System Backup CD' (made after purchasing and setting up the Computer). I have backed up my documents and have installation discs for most of the software/hardware, but want to be sure I can back up ALL drivers in case I come across problems reloading. I have searched/Googled, but have not been able to find a definitive answer to:
1 - is there a specific folder that stores ALL device or software drivers (rather than having to go to each device's 'Properties' via 'Device Manager')
2 - if so, do they also contain all previous drivers (ie for rolling back)
3 - I did come across a useful 'How to' link: How to take an Inventory of all the Installed Device Drivers in a Machine?, but despite following the cmd prompt enquiry and getting a full list of drivers installed on my machine, it would not (or more acurately, I could not manage to get the cmd prompt to save a copy to my Excel program....I think there was a step or two missing that enable the list to be saved to Excel). But even if this gave a list of all drivers stored on my PC, it doesn't show where they are stored...so not much help either.

Any advice or help will be much appreciated,



HP G70 notebook, 3GB RAM, running Vista Home Premium 32 bit

A:where are device drivers stored in Vista Home Premium

Most drivers are here

C-->Windows-->System 32-->drivers.
No just the drivers that are used are here, Older drivers are not in this folder.

You might want to try Driver Max to back up your drivers

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Having a problem with an XP installation. The machine is running the home version of the OS and upgrading to Pro is not an option. It is used in a network environment. The machine has a media card reader, FDD, two optical drives, and a partitioned HDD.

Upon inserting a USB keychain drive, a drive letter is assigned to the device. Unfortunately, it's a drive letter corresponding to one of the network drives.

Sure - I know - Right Click/Manage/Disk Managment/select the offending drive and change the letter. BUT!!! That only lasts as long as the device is inserted into the port. Upon removal and re-insertion the device reverts to the network drive letter. So, back in I go and change it. I'm getting tired of doing this. I've searched the registry for keys related to the drive letter without success. I've searched the net for help and only find basic information.

Any scripts or hacks that can be applied to PERMANENTLY reserve/assign a drive letter for the USB device?

A:Assigning drive letters in WinXP Home to USB device

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Hi everyone, Yesterday (May 2016) I purchased an HP Spectre X360 model 4130 at Costco.  Lovely looking machine, beautiful screen and excellent sound all at a great price. However, after researching on the web for hours and even calling HP Tech Support, I'm beginning to wonder that this i7 with SSD may not support the very basic feature of Windows 10 Home Device Encryption. Elsewhere on the forums, you can see an old thread on this subject (>1 year ago).  But this is a new machine. The machine definitely has TPM as I can see on the BIOS.  Does it have everything else needed for Windows 10 Home Device Encryption?  I would like to encrypt my HD in case it is ever stolen. If this is not possible, alas, I will have to either return the machine or shell out $100 for Windows 10 Pro with Bitlocker. Thank you for any comments or suggestions.  I know other products exist, I would just like to use what's in Windows 10 Home already. Best Wishes from Canada!

A:Windows 10 Home Device Encryption Supported on HP Spectre X3...

Additional, here is the other thread I was referring to.  It's from 2014.  Hopefully HP has solved this issue by now! http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Spectre-13-Device-Encryption/td-... I have a much newer machine. Thanks again!

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