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Networked Computers Cant Talk

Q: Networked Computers Cant Talk

I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry
Here was the answer from the firstmail.
Attached are the IPCONFIG /ALL files
Thank You
Nov 2003

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PC_Wiz (Senior Member) (IP)

(02-08-2004 06:04 PM) report / quote / edit (#2)

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

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I have a new second p/c that I just hooked up. Both of them are running w2k & are connected to a D-link router. I can get to the internet from both computers and both units are in the router log. My problem is that they don't communicate with each other. I would like to use the newer larger unit as as server or main storage unit but I cant get them to see the other. I have them set up to automatically detect settings. 1 IP address is and the other is Please help

A:Networked Computers Cant Talk

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

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Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.

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I recently replaced my router with a ZyXEL VMG1312-B10D.

With the previous router the three PCs could ping one another and use shares on one another. Two are Win-10 and one is Linux Mint. Now the Win-10 systems can ping the Linux and use the share on the Linux, but the Win-10 systems don't respond to pings and their shares are not accessible.

As the only thing that has changed is the router I don't know how to proceed. It can't be that the LAN is not working because the Linux box is available.

A:Computers won't talk to one another

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I just hooked up a Netgear DS104 Hub. Both machines access the internet with no problem. The "A" machine sees itself but will not see the "B" machine. Can not ping the "B" machine from the "A" machine. The "B" computer sees both but I get "is not accessible" error message when I try to access the "A" computer. When I click on the "B" computer icon using the "B" computer I get a blank explorer window.
I have TCP/IP and NetBEUI installed. I tried first with just TCP/IP; didn't work. The Workgroup names are identical; the Windows Logon is the same, File and Print Sharing is checked on both machines.
I'm using Win98 SE on both computers.

I tried hooking up a Netgear RT-314 Router but had the same problems. Netgear tech. support told me that as long as both computers accessed the internet, they didn't care about the intranet. Thank you Netgear. That router is new and is now for sale: BEST offer; you pay shipping.

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A:computers won't talk to each other

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Hi, I've read several posts like this one today but none solves my issue. I have two computers each running XP connected to a linksys EFAHO5W 10/100 hub which is then connected to an DSL modem. Each computer can access the internet via the hub first then the modem. Last year when I set up the network w/ three computers they all connected. After hooking them up again after a seven month disconnect they will not register a connection to each other when 'view workgroup computers applet button is clicked. Computer 1 has been upgraded during the disconnect period with more and faster memory as well as an additional hard drive. Computer 2 was able to see a third computer (computer 3 removed from the network a few days ago). but could not see computer 1. computer 3 could see computer 2 as well but it also registered no connection to computer 1.
Things I've tried:

(1.) switch around the connections on the linksys hub

(2.) run the XP connect wizard >other>this computer connects to the internet through a networkhub other computers connect through the hub> then I click first turn on printer file sharing (does not work) (3.) so run the wizard again and turn off printer and file sharing also does not work

(4.)restart both computers and turn off power to the hub and back on

(5.)run the wizard and choose >this computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway- do this with both computers.

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A:Computers wont talk to each other

Rick is correct of course about the Hub/router, but I'm going to assume you have a router and NOT a hub.

Make sure all computers are on same work group.
Turn off all Firewalls for now.
Enable File sharing on all computers.
Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File sharing MS Networks is checked in properties window of network connection on all PCs.

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Hello, I have 3 computers, for the sake of the explaination lets name them computer A, B, and C. All 3 have been set to the same workgroup name. I am using a Linksys BEFSX41 router. They all have the same type of access to the internet, not using a gateway. All 3 are windows xp SP2 as well. I could send files between all of them no problem, but recently somthing has happened.

Here we go: Computer 'A' will talk to 'B' and 'C' just fine. But 'B' will only talk to 'A'. 'C' can talk to 'A', but 'B' and 'C' wont talk to each other anymore. Are they having some file sharing disputes? Do they need counsiling? But seriously, they wont communicate with each other anymore and its weird

So, any ideas? Thankyou much!

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I have two computers both with Belkin 54g wireless network cards, one using WinXP and one Win98SE. Both the PCI cards are installed ok (although I did have to download a driver upgrade from Belkin for the Win98 one to work, thanks to HumanShame). In the system tray, I can see the TV-shaped icon with a red center on both PCs. If I double-click on this I get the utility to set up all the detail, but sadly it lists no available networks so I can't do anything else.

I thought I could connect two PCs with wireless network cards on an ad-hoc basis like this. The two PCs are in two rooms, one above the other, so are not too far apart.

What do I do next?

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I have the following:- Vista x64 laptop, Vista x32 Desktop, (Wifes)Dell Win7 x64 laptop. All running on my home network. Cisco/Linksys x3000. I also have an Old Toshiba laptop running xpPro, which I wish to add to the network for monitoring 2 Ip camera`s remotely.

The Issue is:- The 2 Vista machines can access each others files, printers, even the i-pad! etc. BUT niether will "talk" to the Win7, nor the xp machines. The Win7 machine will "talk" to the xp macine and vice versa BUT not the 2 Vista Machines!!!.

Pinging the machines, using the DHCP client table ip info. 2 vista machines can "see" the other but not the Win7 nor xp machines. and vice versa. I am begining to suspect the issue may be with the Router? but why that should be? I am at a complete loss?

The Win7 (Dell) is running McAffee (Pre-installed by Dell) the 2 Vista Machines have the latest Norton (NIS) the xp machine has (as yet) only the windows Firewall etc.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4089 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 450940 MB, Free - 154627 MB; D: Total - 25984 MB, Free - 6825 MB;
Motherboard: MEDION, P6618
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled


A:Vista/xp Computers will not talk to each other?

some router will isolate the wireless from the LAN connections - theres an option in the configuration pages to set that
so is it a wireless / LAN connected PC issue ?

also check your firewalls on all the PCs are allowing access

A few links below that may help

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac.

Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista

Share-files between windows7 and xp

I need to share files between windows xp and Windows 7

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac

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Hello I am new to networking and i just got an Intel Anypoint Home wireless system which is 2 devices 1usb and 1 pccard I set them up and I can share a printer and files and an internet connection but when I try to play a network game more specifically warcraft from within my home. I go to create a game on my desktop but it doesn't show up on laptop but when I do the same from my laptop to my desktop it shows up but then when I go to press play it won't connect it says "Waiting for reponse" and I was able to get one game to play over the network so I know it can be done. I am wondering if there is some configuring that I can do with my computers one with windows98 and one with windows ME if so can someone please give me some detailed instructions that aren't too hard for someone to understand so that I can figure this out thanks for your time

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Small network problem on a Windows XP computer.

Looking at Network Connections, I have two connections
Local Area Connection 6 - disconnected.......this is a wireless connection but I am not using it.
Local Area Connection 4 - connected ..........this is a wired LAN connection which I would like to be able to use.

Looking at My Network Places
I see all local shared folders but I don't see the remote computer folders.

Looking at View Workgroup Places
I only see Local computer but NO remote computer

If I use the Network Setup Wizard
in connections I see only Local Area Connection 6 (the wireless connection)
i.e. NO Local Area 4 (which is the one I want to see).

How do I get the computer to recognize the existence of Local Area Connection 4?

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I'm trying to set up a simple home network with two computers, one a desk top and the other a laptop. I changed desktops from a P II to a P III, which is a much better deal for me, but when I go to network neighborhood, there is no icon to click to start a home network. I tried copying netconn.exe to the hard drive, but what returns is a message stating that another file is needed, of which I don't remember the name. Is it possible to get whatever file I need, or does that part of the program have to be reinstalled. Trying to find out what needs to be done.....

All ethernet hardware is hooked up.....

A:Home Network: 2 Computers wont talk

Need more info ? Are both computers setup in the same workgroup. What are you windows versions? Are you on the smae subnet?

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i have a network of four computers running windows 7, 3 workstations and one acting as a server for quickbooks pos v 11. they run fine most of the time, but every time i reboot the server machine, the others cannot connect to it. i have to drive over there and reboot again and try to fix the connectivity. all i do is reboot one more time, always works. i wonder if there is something i am missing.

they are on a vlan on a cisco 2950 switch. and the server has a static ip address, it is still correct. the host files of the other machines still allow the connection as does windows firewall. i can get internet from every machine, but cannot ping anything from the server. the other machines can all ping each other, but not the server.

also, the internet comes into the switch from a cable modem to a dlink router. it goes out to a wireless router as well, it is an unsecured wifi for the customers.

this is driving me insane. any ideas? thanx.

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I have two computers running off one cable modem. They both have network cards, and the modem is hooked to a hub and the internet on each runs fine. They both have separate IP addrs. also.
The question I have is why is it that the second computer seems to get booted from aol more than usual (unless it is usual to get booted from aol alot) And sometimes then it won't re-connect as if it is very busy on aol or internet explorer for that matter. The weird thing is that with the 1st computer, I hardly ever get booted from aol or have slow load times. The 1st pc is only a 350mhz and the second is a 500mhz both with 128mb memory and a 10/100 card installed. Both are running win98se ; Thanks.

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Hi there, was wondering if maybe a fresh brain might help on this. I have a laptop and desktop and simply want to network them together via a BT HomeHub, to share files. I had both of them connected fine a few weeks ago but my Vista install went bust after installing a beta driver so I had to reinstall. Now, here's the details of the problem:

- The desktop is Windows XP and the laptop is Vista Ultimate.
- The desktop is wired into the HomeHub, the laptop is wireless.
- Both running Norton Internet Security 2007
- I have NIS2007 on both of them set to trust the network and to trust each computer individually also.
- Windows firewall is turned off on both machines.
- Both machines are in the MSHOME workgroup.
- Have Network discovery and File & Printer sharing turned on in the Vista Network Manager thing.
- I can ping between both machines fine using their name and IP address.

When I go into "View devices" on the laptop, I can see the laptop and another one called "Thomson" which is the Homehub itself but not my desktop. However, when I go to run and type \\desktop\ I do get a folder up but it contains only "Printers" and none of the other shared folders. If I try to access \\desktop\share then I just get a message saying it couldn't be reached. On the desktop if I try to get to \\laptop\ I get nowhere!

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A:Can't get two computers networked!!

is it xp pro or home?

xp pro or home my friend

if its xp home you will need to make the user account and passwrd the same on each machine

if thats not the case id say norton is playing games with you. try uninstalling the norton and see if that helps

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For some reason, I cannot see my networked computers on the network after the Windows 10 anniversary update. I have 4 windows 10 Pro computers on my home network, all was working before the update. Home group network appears to be working. Network Discovery is enabled. Thanks

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I can't think of any thing else.

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Hi All, looking for ideas here.
Work computers, all Dell, approx. 22 units running xp on the network. All computers share internet connection, but some are rarely used for that. Those particular pc's access no problem. Computers that are routinely used to access internet now having issues from certain sites not loading to all sites loading slow.
Have verified that all settings on trouble computers are identical to working units. Have run spybot, ad-aware, and advanced windows cleaner on all units. Still cannot make access easy.
Not sure if there is spyware that I can't track that is doing this or what.
Have tried installing firefox for access instead of IE7, and that helps a little but not much.

Running out of ideas here.
Any help would be appreciated.


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I do not think it is the WRT310N because I had everything working yesterday using DLink Gigabit adapters. They dropped out all the time so I had to switch them to Linksys and that is when my trouble started. The WRT310N worked fine yesterday. I have taken down all firewalls and this is not the problem.


A:networked computers can't see each other

I got it. Writing the message made me stand back and think about what was wrong-obviously something was wrong with the Linksys Gigabit adapters-that is what was common to the two computers that would not move data between each other and they were a new piece of hardware added today. When I installed the cards, I changed Jumbo Frame from disable to 7 kb MTN thinking the speed would be better. Once I changed this setting back to disable I can mother data between all computers now.


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In Windows Explorer I can see all the computers on the network and have read/write privileges. When I'm sending an email and try to attach a file, the networked computers do not show up so I cannot attach the file. I must save the file to my computer in order to attach it in an email. I have Windows 7 and am using Outlook 2010.

A:Seeing networked computers

Map a drive to one of the other computers, and you should be able to see it when attaching a file.

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Sometime in the last several months, my kids have complained that when one of them starts AIM when it is running on another computer on the network, they get kicked off.

I am using a DLink DI-704 router with four computers connected to it. Does anyone know if AIM only allows one person to log in per IP address? This is definately something that has changed recently, since there hasnt been all this yelling and screaming between sisters (regarding AIM anyway) before the last few months.

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This is for a friend of mine. She would like to know if her son can see the sites thatshe has been to or any of the history on their networked computers. She has told me that he is able to "send" things to her computer and is also able to put icons on her coputer from his.

Thanks in advance.


A:Networked computers

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Here goes a really dumb question but am doing it anyway. If I network 2 pc's wirelessly, if one goes down as in CRASH, does that affect the other one? Will the other one still run and beyond that, will it be able to connect to internet. thanks very much.
Win xp sp2 - HP 1630n

A:2 computers networked

One computer will not affect the other. If one goes down and you have shared files on it, of course, then, the working one won't have access to those shared files. Other than that, the working one should still be able to connect to the internet.

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A:Cannot See Networked Computers

they are also on the SAME workgroup and their names ARE different from eachother

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I have three computers, all running windowsXP, and a wireless d-link router.
My computer is directly connected to the router, my two daughters computers are connected via wireless d-link router cards. We have no problem connecting to the internet on any of the three computers.

I never really cared before about being able to share the computers or printers, but I recently installed Spector Pro on both of my daughters computers to monitor their activity and installed the Spector Viewer on mine. I would obviously like to use my computer to view the Spector reports on the kids computers rather than having to run up to their computers to see the reports.

I ran the networking wizard, and both of the kids computers see each other but not mine, and when I go to My Network Places on MY computer, I seem to be out of the loop. I was also able to share one daughters printer with the other daughters computer.

The network is definately named the same on all three computers.

I am not sure what else I need to do to get mine tied in with theirs.

Any suggestions, or any other information I should provide you?
Thanks for your help!!! This forum is fantastic

A:three computers networked

From the daughters computer can you ping your own computer? If not then check your Windows Firewall settings if your running SP2. If its enabled disable it and then try and ping.

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Small company has 3 computers networked. When someone on the #1 computer is typing the person on the #2 computer can't type. They are all newer Gateway computers running XP. #3 computer is used by the boss and mostly after everyone else has gone home so as far as I know there isn't a problem with that one.
A clue where to start looking to fix this problem?
Thanks so much

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I don't know why I have trouble with this, I'm pretty tech savvy but for some reason I cannot get my XP system and Win98 to recognize eachother on my network. The network is working because they both share a router and both can access the web fine but for some reason I cannot set it up to swap files between the two systems.
Does anyone know of a good website with a tutorial that might help. I've tried many, many times and it just isn't happening (I even resorted to following the instructions which came with the router).


A:cant see my networked computers

Assuming you can ping each other by IP by not the hoostname. it could be the name resolution issue. You may try to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

MS provides many options for NetBIOS name resolution such as local cache ... NetBIOS and WINS name resolution is required only on mixed-mode (Windows 95, ...

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Network help!!!

Ok I have 8 computers
2 computer will have a camera attached to it importing photos as they are being shot. (2 photo stations) Trick is I need to transfer all photos taken in real time to the remaining 6 computers at the same time.
What is the best way to do this and what software to export all photos to the six computers.
I'm running windows 7. I set this up as a home group but it was really slow. When I tried to use a network printer it would freeze the network?
I need it to monitor new files as the photos come in. Also all photos also need to be copied to 6 different computers so guest could access their photo on any computer.

This is how I currently have it set up. I have 2 Computers with cameras attached that takes the photos and sends them to PC1 (My Server Computer) The server computer also has the network printer attached. Each photo is about 300K-500K size. Different photo is transfer every 15 seconds. The server computer is also connected to the other 5 Computers. The guest goes to one of the computers, scans a card and their photo pops up which is located on the server computer, they also have an option to print the photo. The problem is when the guests scans their card the photo is very slow to pull up ( about 15-20 seconds ) Second is when they hit print it freezes up sometimes for up to 2 minutes. I connected as a home group and first did connection wireless Then connect everything through a Ethernet cord which speed it just a little not m... Read more

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We have a Dell desktop with Vista and an internal modem on MSN dial-up, yes it's slow. My wife has just purchase a Toshiba netbook with Windows 7 for use at work and meetings. She plans to occasionally use it at home. We will NOT be networking the computers or using the internet simulataneously. What would be the best method and how to connect? Wireless or hard wire is okay. How do I set-up the netbook for MSN? Can I use the same disc I used on the desktop or would it be one application only? Thanks for any info, just wanted good advice ahead of experimentation.

A:Two computers, one dial-up ISP, non-networked

If the Toshiba has an internal modem, I'd just configure it for your dial-up ISP.

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I have successfully networked two computers and have Internet access on both. How do I enable file and program sharing as well? One is XP and the other is Win 98. Thanks for any/all help.

A:Solved: Networked two computers--what now?


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Hi! I have 2 laptops and a desktop. All of them are now running Windows 7.

I am unable to print from either of the laptops. I have set up my Home Group and made sure each computer has the same password.

The HP printer I have is connected via USB port to the desktop. I can print from the desktop. When I try to print from either of the laptops it does not print.

Please help-is their a sequence of things I should check on each computer?


A:Can't Print from networked computers

Have you made sure the printer share settings are enabled?

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I'm rebuilding my home network and I'm having a few issues.

First, My Laptop A can connect to my PC via the network and open all folders except one. It says "You do not have the permission to access this file"

Second, My PC can't access Laptop A at all. Error code 0x80070035 network path not found.

Third, Laptop B cannot Access the PC at all. Same error code as problem #2.

Finally, I connected a external hdd onto the router but no cpu seems to find it.

I know it's a lot of problems, but the network used to work in the past and it started doing all of this when I deleted some common picture files from the network, I tried putting them back on, but it doesn't change anything.

My end goal is to get a functionning network and put password restrictions on all files.

Thank you for your time.

A:Can't access networked computers

What operating system are you running? XP? Win7? You might want to make sure they are all on the same workgroup. The instructions are kinda different depending on the O/S.

Just click the start button and type in change workgroup, and follow the directions.

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Below is the HijackThis log file on my laptop which is one of my 2 computers on my network, the other being my desktop. I have no idea what has happened or what infections I have. But I cannot even open HijackThis on my desktop computer to post my log file! Some of the problems I am having is:1. Keyboard putting in several characters when typing only one key on my laptop.2. Can't access Internet Explorer Internet Options on either computer (and I have ran AML Free Registry Cleaner and also read tut's on how to remove restrictions in regedit without any luck).3. Can't open my HijackThis on my desktop Computer!4. Dll errors on my laptop.5. Subscript used with Non Array variables on startup error after running a registry repair on my laptop.6. Can't update my antivirus programs on my desktop.I have ran AVG, Adware, Spybot, Malewarebytes, and a AML Free Registry Cleaner with some luck on this computer but none on my desktop computer. I have ran in both safe mode and regular mode when possible.I have windows XP.Here is my HijackThis log file for my laptop below, how can I get it to run on my desktop?????Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:51:51 PM, on 11/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

A:Problems on 2 Networked Computers

Please, can someone please help me!?? I am in bad need of help here.

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I have a couple of computers running on a local network, connected via a Technicolor 105+ TC8305C (xfinity router) most are wired, but 2-3 are wireless. My ISP is comcast. I think we use cable. Everyone uses Norton 360 Premier Edition.
My IPCONFIG -all - Pastebin.com

^That was because of this

My problem is that I want to reference another computer, PERSON-PC, to use the msg command, and some other thing I forgot. I have remote desktop and security setup, preferably I want to setup some environment variables.

A:name/env variable for networked computers

Your DNS Servers are pointing to external servers.

This will make internal DNS queries - I.E. PERSON-PC get resolved on an external server.

Your DNS Server needs to be changed to your local router.

As you are getting DHCP from, I wuold suggest changing the LAN DHCP Settings to give out the router as the DNS Server. OR Setup static IP Addresses.

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I have upgraded my vista home premium to Win 7. I now cannot access the Xp computers on my home network but I can access my other Vista computers ok. I can ping all by ip and name ok. But file access just comes up with error 0x80070035 'the network path was not found'. All the computers can access the Win7 computer and read files ok. All the computers are on the same workgroup, Nothing been changed on any other computer as it all worked before this upgrade! Tried disabling the firewall, set to Home network, no homegroup set. The original vista drive which I 'ghosted' before I upgraded to 7 still works with full access to all networked computers.

A:No access to networked xp computers

Hey Boogieman! If it helps any, I can relate! I had the same problem during the betas. I did a clean install of RC and for a while, all was well. This morning, something changed on my laptop. It can no longer access my windows xp machine. Gives the same error: "the network path was not found". I also did a clean install of RC on my desktop machine and it is still working fine with the xp machine networked. I have compared everything I can think to compare and all is the same yet my laptop doesn't see my xp machine. I can ping it fine and even see it in the network but when I double click it, it gives me the same error. I hope someone has a fix for this!

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I have two networked computers (they are also Homegrouped). When printing from my desktop, there is no problem (the printer is connected to the desktop, it is not directly connected to the laptop). However, I don't know how to print from the laptop.

A:@ computers networked, can't print from one of them???

Hi flycaster. This is easily fixed, but need a couple of answers first:

Presumably, as they are homegrouped both machines are running 7?
Can you share files and folders between them?
What is the printers make and model?
Under "OS" in your system specs you list Windows 7 HP 64 bit twice, I assume this means both machines are 64 bit?
Lastly, from the desktop, please open command prompt and type
ipconfig /all
and post back the results.

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We have a VPN on a Cisco RV320. We also have a WINs server set up. When I access the VPN from my windows 7 laptop I can ping our server by name and IP address. But I am not able to view any devices apart from my own on the Network Places window. When I
am inside the network I am seeing all of the computers just fine. When my boss accesses the VPN from his windows 10 laptop he cannot ping our server by name but he can ping it by IP address.

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Hi guys, I'm really hoping someone can help.

I have a network in place with STUDY-PC, LOUNGE-PC and LAPTOP and SYNOLOGYHUB (NAS)

Both the lounge and study PCs can see all the above in Start->Network. However, the laptop can only see itself. Even though the other computers can see the laptop, the laptop cannot see anything.

Actually, that's not quite right, the laptop can see the study as a media device, but not as a network place.

This is the case if the laptop is wired or wireless.

They're all on the same workgroup. They're all Win7 64 bit.

Please, can anyone shed any light on why the laptop is blind?

Thanks ever so much :-)


A:Laptop won't see networked computers

You should make sure the laptop isn't labeled as a Public network location. If it is then you will want to change it to a Home or Work network, what ever the other machines are.

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I have 2 computers (both running WinXP SP2) setup in a wireless network (dlink adsl modem/router). The main computer is connected to the router by cable and the other computer connected via wireless NIC.
Both computers can access the internet, and I can ping each computer from the other but I cannot connect them to share files, etc.
I have worked through several tutorials and all the settings seem to be right, however when I try to view each computer within View Workgoup Computers, I cannot access them.
On the main computer, both are listed in the workgroup, however when I click on the icon I get an error message saying that the network path was not found.
ON the second computer, when I try to View Workgroup Computers I just get an error message saying that Workgroup is not accessible.
Any suggestions?

A:Can't Access Networked Computers

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I have two PC's, one being Windows XP and the other Windows 2000, that both connect to the internet through a Linksys Wireless Access Point Router. They are both hooked up to the router via an ethernet cable, not wirelessly. I am trying to set it up so that I can share files between them, mainly to copy files from my XP machine to the other as a source of backup. I set both up with the same workgroup name "HOME" and set it so that the files I want to share from the XP machine are shared. When the I am on my XP machine and look at the computers in my workgroup, I can see my 2000 machine and I'm able to access it and do everything perfectly. However, when looking at the workgroup from the 2000 machine, I can see my XP machine, but I cannot access it. I double click the computer and it says "\\ComputerName is not accessible. The network path was not found." I replaced the name of my XP machine with "ComputerName" just for this thread. What is going wrong? Just to add, I have another XP machine connected to the router wirelessly and from that computer I can access both the other XP machine and the 2000 machine. Is there a setting that I missed or am I just doing something wrong? Thanks for the help.

A:File Sharing Between 2 Networked Computers

Check out this link for proper naming of workgroups/domains


Check this link to make sure you have the permissions to access that computer/folder


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We have a four computer LAN that shares ISDN internet access using static IP addresses. Two of the computers work fine and load all web pages with no problems. Two other computers won't load several web sites that are fine on the good computers. Specifically we have been unable to load MSNBC.COM and ORBITZ.COM. We have checked to make sure all internet options and network settings are the same (except the IP address obviously) on all computers. We also connected one of the computers with the issue to the same port as a computer that works, changed its IP address to the same as the computer that works and it still would not load the sites. We have made sure that all Windows 2000 Pro updates have been applied. All four computer use Windows 2000 Pro. I suspect some obscure configuration issue, but have run out of places to look. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try or what to check?

A:Certain Web Pages won't Load on Some Networked Computers

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I usually take care of my own problems simply by googling them but this situation here is a whole new thing to me... I have 3 computers at home, 2 desktops and 1 laptop (which I am using now because he is the only one left functional). Those two desktops are networked together, I can fully explore one PC from another etc... earlier today me and my brother were playing World of Tanks. I copied its folder from brothers desktop PC ( ''1'' in further reference ) to mine ( ''2'' ). That is the only common thing we did today on both computers so that is the reason I am mentioning it. Everything worked fine until we turned them off and went out. As soon as I came back I tried using PC ''2'' (my PC) and it went crazy. It booted up and only showed cursor. I pressed ctrl+alt+del and turned on ''explorer'' since it didn't start. Explorer ran and opened 3 ''libraries'' folders which are supposted to be applications ''garena'', ''xfire'' and ''hamachi''. Their icons on desktop were now replaced with a simple folder icon. Upon trying to google whats going on my PC just shut down. Tried doing it a couple more times and failed miserably. Then I tried using PC ''1'' (brothers) which took me by surprise He did the same thing, only difference is that he has ''hotmail messenger'', some '&... Read more

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Hello, I have been working with this for a few days and I am sure this is some malware, spyware or virus and I think it might replicating a file for log in because my anti virus cannot detect it and I have no idea the name of it. It is only one computer on my network and of course I am on another asking this question. Here are the few things I can reveal... after I shut off automatic shut down with windows errors I noticed. Windows boots properly(or at least I think) and you get all the way to the log in screen and you can successfully log in with no problems. This is where the problem starts... At first the pc would just automatically shut off after a few seconds and seeing the background screen saver of the user. I managed to turn that off so now I can log in to both normal and safe mode without it shutting down but of course Safe mode I get a black screen/normal I see that same screen-saving background. I can luckily still pull the task manager and sometimes pull explorer.exe but not always. I have attempted to use my Norton Anti Virus to help me because I use this on all computers on my network. I first tried to use the Norton Boot Recovery Tool but once I got to the screen for the key it wants a 25 key license and Norton only wanted to give me a pin of 13. I work for the company that is offering this product and for my personal account I get 7 licenses. I was not happy. I could see this was not being helpful so I decided to download the Microsoft software Mali... Read more

A:I am pretty sure I am infected on one of my networked computers

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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I have 2 networked computers and the internet on both works fine. one is the server/gateway and the other is the client on the server/gateway computer i can access many websites and play many online games.. but on the client i can only open a few websites and play no online games.. ive tried opening the port of these games in the connection settings but they stilll dont work i really need help

modem: ZyXel Dsl modem
connect: USB 2.0 networking cable

A:2 networked computers that work diffrently

what exactly is the problem? and what do u mean by online games? games from websites or multiplayer games like UT2004 and stuff like that? u usually dont have to open ports for playing games, only for hosting them

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We have a small office with 4 computers- 1 acts as our server and the other 3 are for the 3 folks working in the office.

All were running fine- had internet access, etc. All computers had access to shared drives and, oddly enough, still do- even the one shared printer. BUT 1 computer now can not access the internet (when we try, it comes up as a "can not connect to the server" window). But, this same computer can access all the shared drives with all the other computers.

One computer guy says logic board is bad, after playing with the ethernet card for an hour . Another says maybe, but maybe it's a corrupt Winsock application (the computer in question is running windows 98 se).

We are a small office with not a lot to spend on a new computer. But we do need internet access for some of the things we do in the office, so it's been a bit of a pain in the rump.

Any ideas? New logic board? Anyway to check it? Or just go ahead and replace it?

Any chance that it's a software issue? One minute it was fine, next it wouldn't browse.

Thanks, in advance

A:1 out of 4 networked computers not able to connect to internet

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