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Q: Connecting to a home server

Here is the situation: I am living at an apartment complex that uses a single connection for the same building (at least). This connection is hooked into a router that reassigns IP addresses for that building. For instance: IP addresses in this building will be something like 172.16.X.X. Everyone has the same external IP address past the router-assigned IP address.

Since I do not have access to the devices, I am unsure how to connect to a home server outside (or for that matter, inside) the network. I have successfully implemented a TeamSpeak server in which both someone inside and outside the network were able to connect, but this does nothing to help me in the current situation.

I would also like to mention that I am hooked up to a home router, which assigns the IP addresses 10.0.0.X.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated


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hello guys,

need some input I'm currently running a home server hosting my website using xp pro and using abyss server as the program.

now i have another tower i want to user as a second server for my dad because i don't want him using mines..lol anyway its completed using xp pro and abyss server program i configured it the same way as i have on my server so i used a test domain to direct it to my dads server but no web page is opening up.I have a linksys router and i forward port to the pc local ip and still no charm.

i'm using cable as my internet but don't know what else to look for please help me to get this done


A:Home Server (Connecting Second Homeserver)

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I run a home server on an old windows vista desktop (insparon) and it had some viruses and old programs taking up space that I had no need for so I decided to do a clean install of vista to reset it to factory settings.

This server is for minecraft which me and some friends play on. The server was working great until I did the clean install. Now whenever someone on my network (such as me on my laptop) tries to join the server wirelessly, they get timed out within 30 seconds.

Everyone else on other networks can join fine (as I have port forwarded correctly) but it seems to be an internal network problem. I can play on the server fine on my own network if I use a WIRED connection but as this is not an option I would like to figure out whats wrong. I can also connect to the server if I go to a friends house or just any network different from the one the server is running on.

Someone on the minecraft forum suggested I "DMZ my computer's ip from my networks firewall as these things tend to act as blockers to inter network connecting". He also said to "set my firewall to allow private connection on the port I am using for minecraft". Although I've heard these are incorrect, they sounded like good suggestions at the time.I really want to figure out whats wrong and fix this and I am hoping someone here can help. I have been pulling my hair out for days trying to figure out whats wrong but have discovered nothing. It would mean a lot if you could help... Read more

A:Problem Connecting to Home Server

Some routers have a "wireless isolation" feature that prevents Wi-Fi connected devices from accessing ethernet connected. But there should have been no change with the Vista recovery/reset.

Maybe a firewall or security suite on the Vista that is configured to block wireless but not wired?

With a wireless connection can you ping the Vista by IP address? By computer name? To join the server are you accessing it by its LAN IP address or by computer name?

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I have a windows 2000 server (non domain configuration) with 2 shared folders. I have a user using Windows Xp Home Edition. For some reason the user will not pass authentication for the shared folder. I can use the same user name and password on an Xp Professional edition but not on his home edition. The name of the windows 2000 server is FS4, username is testuser password:12345 (username and password made up for this post)

Your comments,

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I have an account at work on a microsoft exchange server. Is there anyway for me to configure my outlook xp on my home machine so as to receive mails from this server?

I tried the following so far. I went to my control panel and clicked on Mail - Email Accounts-Add a new Email Account. The I selected Microsoft Exchange server from the options available to me. I put in the server name (xxxxxxmail.abc.com) and in the field where it says User name, I put in the user name I usually use to connect to my server at work (is the same user name I use to connect to Outlook Web Access for the same account). I then clicked on Check Name and it can't seem to find my account.

Am i doing something wrong or just trying to do something thats basically not possible?

Any help is much much appreciated.

Thanks a ton,

A:Connecting outlook xp at home to remote mail server

Ewww, exchange from home. I just set up my first EX Server here at work. I'm no pro, but here's some of what I've learned.

First off, my guess is that the exchange server that you're trying to use won't allow you to connect to it via an Exchange account in Outlook.
Mainly because Exchange listens for clients on port 135, which is ripe for attacks, hence, most likely not available from the internet.
If you can connect through a vpn to the network that the exchange server is on, that's the way to go. Otherwise...

Setting up a POP3 account in Outlook may work. If you want, you can set outlook to leave a copy of your emails on the server, so you'll be able to still see all of them while using the exchange account (in the office or whatnot).
BUT...with that setup, there's a good chance that from home, you'll only be able to receive emails but not send them. That's partially because many ISP's, in an effort to slow down spam senders, block the ports used for sending email out. But you block some, you block all.
Fortunately there is a bit of a way to skirt around that if your isp has their own email servers set up the right way (for you):
In outlook, in your POP3 account, there is an area where you put in the name of your pop and smtp servers.
If you can recieve email from your mail server, your half-way there. Leave that as is.
But if you cannot send, find out from your isp (most likely somewhere on their website) the addres... Read more

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Hi, I have a Dell Latitude D620 with a Dell Wireless WLAN. I connect to my wireless connection at home fine, but any time I take my computer to a wifi hotpsot, it cannot connect. I SEE that there is a network there, I click "connect" to that network, and my computer doesn't do anything. My Wireless is set to obtain IP addresses automatically, so that is not the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might try to fix this??


A:Solved: Dell Latitude D620 not connecting to wifi, but connecting at home

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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Hello all, I'm not sure if this is an operating system question or more of a software development question.

Anyway, I have a legacy COM service, a COM server that runs as a windows service, that was written for Windows NT 4.0. I have managed to use the service on both Windows 2000 and Windows XP unchanged. However, I now wish to run the service on a Windows Server 2003 machine and I can't seem to get it to work.

This is what happens:-
1. Install the service and set it to log on using a domain account.
2. Start the service from the services.msc applet.
3. Start the client application and connect to the service.
4. At this stagte the client applicaiton freezes for approximately 60 seconds and then returns with the error message "Server execution failed".

I've also tried using the client whilst the service is stopped. In this case when I connect the service is started but I get the same error.

The development team also provided a standalone application that hosts the exact same COM objects, mainly for debugging purposes. If I use the standalone application everything works fine.

Its all very strange.

Does anyone have any idea what the cause might be? And preferably a solution.


A:DCOM service on Windows Server 2003 - "Server execution failed" when connecting

I found the answer.


The above discussion says that a service must enter a running state before a COM server calls CoRergisterClassObject. So I guess its a development problem.

Not sure why it only manifests on Windows Server 2003 though.


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Hello, and sorry if the title isnt the best, I wasnt really sure how to word it I'm afraid.

Having used search for the last couple of hours, and seen many threads its clear I'm in the right place. You all have a lovely forum!

I'm looking for a solution to a rather annoying problem in our household. We have upwards of 8-10 computers/laptops in our house, and documents/media are fast becoming a nightmare!

We've decided to go along the route of purchasing/building a server to basically use as a fileserver, to centralise our documents/media and thus enable access to either user account from any one particular computer we have.

Below is what I'm looking to be able to do:

1. Fileserver (mainly comprising of centralised documents on the server itself accessable by each person individually but private from others)
2. Central backup of all crucial computers to prevent data loss (stored on the server, and done by the server on a regular basis)
3. A dedicated server firewall to place in front of the internet, before the network.
4. A web server, so I can run image copies of my own personal forum/websites and test any changes BEFORE doing them to my live site.
5. To download torrents/large files etc directly on the server. Like an automated nightly backup of my web hosting server online for example.
6. Stream full HD from the server to our media centre pc (and onto a HD TV).

I was thinking along the lines of using 3 older, seperate servers. the first bein... Read more

A:Advice and help regarding recommended server specs for home server use

Do you have this network in place already?

This is mine below done with Cisco Virtual Network Design Tool.
For web server I use IIS 7.

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Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router...how do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password? (pr0n not to be shared with all)
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories (ie music directory available to all in house)?

4) Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP3?
4a) ...and can above be accessed by my other computers to read/write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows... Read more

A:Create home file server for home computers!

ineedacookie said:

Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

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I can't fathom why you can't put the computer's case on.

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.
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Having your server connected wirelessly is a lousy idea performance wise. Moving on...

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router...how do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

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You can map it as a network drive on each computer. (Use SAMBA on Linux.)
2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password?
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to ... Read more

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Ok so my original computer was a Windows 7 Home Premium and that's the PC I used to work. I had REMOTE DESKTOP on it, it worked fine and yes it was a Windows 7 Home Premium..but yesterday my original pc got fried and smoke came out of it so I am afraid to turn it on.

I am now using my back pc, it is also a windows 7 home premium build 7600, and I remember I use to have remote desktop on it but I right clicked disabled one day a long time ago and after that I was never ever able to get it back. Ive been reading online that Windows 7 home premium does not have the remote desktop option, odd because my other pc had it. Point is.. I need to connect to my job's server asaaap, but I am unable to find a way to connect to their server, I have their ip address and a special login/pass the same way you do in windows remote desktop.

I have tried downloading those rdp patches and stuff and it just does not work! I cannot find the remote desktop anywhere even have the install said "listening" and "remote desktop successfully" etc etc.

Is there a program I can use to connect to my work's server..my boss uses windows 7 remote desktop,,,

I tried using teamviewer and added the ip address but it doesnt work idk if you have to both be using the same program..please in need of help here :/

A:I need to connect to my job's server from home on Windows 7 Home Prem

My last option is to upgrade to windows 7 pro and pay the $80 above for it JUST to get remote desktop
I'm trying everything possible though before that.. but I really need this to work in order to start my job

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I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job. But I'm willing to buy Home Server should it prove necesary. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.

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Hope this is the right place to post this

Just set up server 2008 r2 on a older box I had that I was using for a few things. Tried Linux but became tThanks of a pain for such simple tasks. Here is what I'm using it for.

Csgo server
Mumble server
Media server?

My main concern was for media server to stream to few devices in the house. I was thinking plex. Does anyone have any other ways I can go about it.


A:Server 2008 for home server... Opinions please.

Not sure what opinions you want. All I can say is that you don't need server 2008 R2 to complete your desired tasks. Any basic Windows client OS should work.

EDIT: It should be noted that Windows Server OS's are enterprise standards therefore a lot of home license applications will not install unless it is open source. You will need to purchase enterprise licenses of software for them to be installed on the server. This is particularly important with Anti-Virus solutions.


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I have an old ACER EasyStore H340, which figured out it should crash on me the other day.
In the unit I have 4 HD's, 1 for OS and 3 for DATA.

I have done restore (not factory reset) on the unit earlier, and that has been successfull. However I never had the amount of data on it as I do now.
So in a mildly panicked state, I need to restore again.

I started with that yesterday, and restore seems to be OK, but when the WHS v1 connector software shows after restore, it's just hanging and do not continue the installation so I can set a password on the unit.

So my questions are:
1) Would the connector software struggle due to my Windows 10 Technical Preview version?
2) Does it make sense to remove data disks, restore and put in data disk when done? If possible for WHS to reckongnize the data drives afterwards
3) Am I screwed?
tl;dr - Server recovery WHSv1 doesnt complete, and hangs when Connector software is about to be installed on Client computer.


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I have a wired and wireless network in my office. The main server is wired connection for security reasons. I recently replaced my laptop with a desktop and have wireless connection to it. I would like to access my server computer which is in the adjacent room through my wireless desktop. I do have a router in the room I work but do not know what exactly it does...so in a nutshell...I have no idea about all the wires running from the router ..so please help

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We have a server set up in our house, and all the computers are connected to it except for mine. Even the laptop can wirelessly connect, but my desktop cannot when using the wireless connection. We have an MSSQL Server on the InfrantReadyNAS through AdvancePro, a separate little hard drive/server hooked up to our main PC. This is an internet-based server, and my desktop has wireless internet connection. Any suggestions?

A:Server not connecting

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Hello Everyone,

I am probably in the wrong place for my related question but i thought i would give it a shot. I have three server a dc, iis , and sql server. I am trying to connect my iis 8 server to sql server. I am not sure how i would go about doing that. I know there is it easier if i have them on the same box but i have them in different servers. Does anyone know how i can go about connecting them?

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I know the name and ip of the server, how do you connect to it?

A:Connecting to CS:S Server

my games > Counter Strike Source > when it comes up, select Servers > Favorites > add server > paste the IP > join it.

or, open up the game, go to Options, go to the keyboard tab, click advanced, check "enable developer console" and then hit ` (~). this will bring up the console. type "connect [the ip you ahve]" without the " or [].

ex.: connect

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Still trying to get this XP pro SP3 to connect to or log into the server, a Windows 2008 jobber. I get the pop up that says unable to access the server, may be a permissions issue. I am administrator on both though and it should not be an issue plus I can ping each machine from the other. The XP machine does not show up in the network on the server though. The server shows up on the XP but then will not allow me to log into it. I changed all user names and pass codes on all the machines to be the same and it cleared up a number of issues except this one. Thank you TechSupport for the help. The network name on the server is Network 2 and on another machine the network is named Network 3. This XP machine used to connect to the server without issues. My server guy moved away and well, I am just not that savy on 2008 Server. Any ideas? I read the thread on the Plesbit network but not sure I understand his issues. Seems similar to mine though.

A:XP Pro not connecting to server

Moving thread to Networking Forum for better results.
Is the server a Domain Controller with AD? What is the computer name for 2008 Server? Is it listed as part of a Domain, or is it a Workgroup? If a Workgroup, have you renamed all the computers on the network to the same Workgroup? Make sure Network Discovery is turned on for the Server. Make sure Simple File sharing is started on XP

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I need to connect to a DNS Server over the internet. I have tried setting the DNS as the server IP but I really don't know what I'm doing when it comes to this. The server is running Server 2008.

A:Connecting to DNS Server

I can't help with your DNS issue but if I were you I would remove your MSN and Email links ASAP or you could get a lot of Spam.

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I have just created a new VPN server by some tutorial on the internet.
And I want to join my VPN server through another computer. I have created users for the VPN server but after going through the network setup wizard, what do I type in the "Host-name or IP Address field" ?

A:Connecting to a VPN server

That depends on your VPN application/appliance. Typically, it is the IP address and host name of the server you want to work with. Its instruction manual should tell you.

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Hello. *This is my first post and PC or internet tech site too. *I want to THANK ALL OF YOU whom donate your valuable time. *I DO KNOW that time is money and i always appreciate others whom see the importance of reaching out in way of help, as HELP is priceless and usually free to give? *I hope that I'm doing this right, as in posting in the correct area? *Getting these issues worked out is very important. *I have read through some of your posts or threads, though most that pertained to me were a bit "technical". *I am considered old school, new to Wireless stuff, although I am usually a very fast learner and naturally a bit intelligent? *If we are talking animal medicine or animal "issues" in general, I am one of those go-to people.
PC info: *The Gateway BOX says 2003 on bottom & sticker bought from Sams Club (like our CA- West Coast PriceClub or Costco). *The box states Windows XP HOME EDITION w/ only the PC specs, but NO MANUFACTURING DATE. *I cannot even find a date on the PC itself. *The PC came in original box, though w/ no paper work. *I bought this Gateway All-In-One system from a family member (elderly) for $30, I believe it is AT LEAST 5 yrs old and appears to be very full of "stuff" that i do not want. *Norton had expired, I don't believe PC *had been used by elderly (mid to late 80's) owner for 3 yrs (6-2009). *After that, i believe his sons (the not to be trusted kind) messed w/ the PC offline or maybe through di... Read more

A:XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

what do you have connected to the router (Siemens SpeedStream 5620 Wireless ADSL Gateway) that works , as we will probably need to see some test results

lets start with these two
. *I also need to learn how to save his pics & videos to a Sandisk memory stick (another issue), plus how to CLEAR OUT this PC which seems jam packed, plus guided to a lower cost or free virus protection that is adequate.Click to expand...

depending on the size of "all the stuff" you may want an external USB harddrive to copy all the files/pictures to - what do you have ?
can you got to the
my documents folder - which should also contain my pictures and right click on the folder my documents and select properties from the menu
that will give you the size of that folder

you don't need norton, there are many free versions just as good - I will list below
but first you need to remove Norton, as it may be the reason you cannot access the internet as its blocking - see removal tool below

next we would like to see an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot- again see below


Norton Removal Tool
I would recommend that you restart the PC and run the removal tool for a second time - I have found instances where the removal tool needs to be run twice to fully remove all traces of norton and symantec from the PC

All Versions ... Read more

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At home a friend has a server w/Server 2000 and an xp pro sp2 computer that work fine together. She has a laptop w/XP Home sp2 that wont connect.

Is it a limitation of XP Home to not work with Microsoft Server 2000 ?

What effect and/or use is VNC Server software. Its on the server, does the laptop need THAT to get connected to the server? (If thats the case, could anyone point me to a crash course web site on it ?..)

Thank you all very much in advance...


A:VNC Server ? // XP Home w/Server 2000 ?

Yep, XP-Home will not connect to a domain server. You can connect directly to shared folders/drives in that server, you just can't do a domain login.

VNC is a remote control package, it has nothing to do with standard Microsoft networking.

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how do i see the macintosh machines from my nt server? i can see the server from the macs. Please be very specific and detailed!!!! there is no apple talk protocol in my protocols, and i have installed services for macintosh 32 times!!!

A:win nt 4.0 server connecting to mac network


Do your MAC machines use AppleTalk? If so, then you will need to install AppleTalk the protocol on the Server.

Open up the networking Applet in Control panel. Go to the protocols tab, and click on the "Add" button. From the list, somewhere will be AppleTalk. Select it. You might be asked now for your NT server CD. Make sure the Cd is in the CD-ROM. After installation, reboot. You should also rerun the service pack.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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Oh god...this has been pissing me off for a while now..

This site http://themiscellaneous.tk/index.php

I can not connect to it for the life of me...I can connect to every other site there is...yet "The server at themiscellaneous.tk is taking too long to respond." is what firefox tells me.

I'm not a computer noob, but nor am I an expert

I've cleared my cache, cookies, temp internet files etc...I also disabled and enabled my connection. I then went into command prompt ipconfig disable and ipconfig renew'd my connection and powercycled my modem by leaving it off for a few hours.

When I got back on, I could access the site, but only for an hour or so then the nagging problem occurred. I turned off my firewall and still could not access, however, I CAN access with a proxy server...***!

btw...I am a mod at that site and don't believe I'm IP banned...i'm guessing it deals with my firewall if the proxy allows me to access the site.

A:I need help with proxies, not connecting to a server etc..

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I have a Dlink DP301P+ print server that I'd like to use to network an old (but very good) laser printer. This server was used with this printer in my office some years ago, so the two should work in my home network. However, no matter what I do, I can't see the print server on my network. I've tried to connect to it using internet explorer and I've even fired up an old computer running XP pro and Dlink's PS admin program. The server doesn't show in my router's DHCP client table. I suspect the default subnet mask on the print server was changed. I don't know how to interrogate the print server to determine the proper settings to use so my network will recognize it. The self test on the print server shows good, there is no reset button, and the activity led's show on the server and the router, or on the server and my computer if I connect the two directly. The only connection to the print server is via ethernet cable. I appreciate any help. Thanks.

A:help connecting to an old print server

This server was used with this printer in my office some years ago,Click to expand...

But you have no memory of what LAN subnet was used at that time?

I suspect the default subnet mask on the print server was changed.Click to expand...

Any idea to what? The default is, so most likely if it was changed to match the LAN it would be or

If you can remember anything about the IP addresses or subnet mask used it will cut down your search time. And, when/if you get control of it, may I suggest you firmly attach to it a note giving the IP and mask?

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I currently have both Mac's and PC's connected to an NT server. The PC's seem to problem free. But, the Mac's can't access anything on the server (though they can talk to each other). Everything was working fine, but when the server was rebooted we got two error messages. The first was Event ID 29 which said that the server was releasing a node acquired on an adapter (presumably something to do with the mac's?) because the connected network is not seeded by any router on the net. The second message was that the server was unable to acquire a node on the same adapter.

If anyone could help, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm just a beginner, so I'm in a little over my head here.


Ps. The mac's are using AppleTalk to talk (or not talk as the case may be) to the server.

A:connecting mac's to windows nt server (4.0)


I know very little about macs but I recently read that for macs to talk to nt you have to set up there own area? suggest you look up area in mac help?

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I have the server name and ip, how do I connect to it?

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I have a small office network with a Win2K NAT server connected to an HP switch to share the internet (I have no budget to be able to afford a real router). All of the computers on the LAN (a mix of XP and Linux) can connect to the internet just fine, except for an IBM Thinkpad A30 with XP SP2. The laptop can connect to the internet fine if it connected directly to the internet or through a broadband router, but on the office LAN it can only get download times of around 200 bits per second. I have ruled out the hardware on the laptop, because when I swithc to a second hard drive with Linux on it it works fine. I have tried reinstalling Windows as well as reinstalling the TCPIP stack from XP, XP SP1 and XP SP2 all with no success. The microsoft web site mentions some compatibility issues between XP and NAT but doesn't give any real solutions. Does anyone have any idea what the problem might be?

A:Connecting to the Internet through a Win 2K Nat Server

No money for a router? Are you kidding. The last one I bought cost me $9.99 after the $20 rebate.

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I'm connected to a VPN and I would like to connect to a proxy server after that, so the order would be Me - VPN - Proxy. Could anyone suggest the easiest way to do this?

I'm using a client to connect to the VPN, on windows 7 virtual. I'm pretty new to this stuff so any help/advice would be really appreciated.

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for some reason, everytime i try to sign in to anything that requires a password, such as, hotmail, yahoo, facebook, myspace, gmail, aol, ect.. i get sent to a page that says firefox cannot establish connection to server.

i've cleared my cookies and private data, ran anti-virus scans, download the newest version of firefox available, restarted my modem, and restarted my computer. i don't know what else i can do, if you've had similar problems, or know how to solve this, please help me :/

A:connecting to server complications?

The only thing that i can think of is that something is blocking you from accessing secured sites.

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I am running a server on SUSE Linux and I seem to have run into a problem. When I do: telnet localhost 5000, it works and I can easily connect to it. However when i do telnet [ip] 5000, it seems that it refuses the connection. I am behind a belkin router and i have turned off the firewall and activated DMZ. I have also opened a range of ports for it. Result: Still doesn't work. To give you some background info, i have a few computers on my network using the same external ip, because I believe it's that NAT thing which creates the same external ip for all the computers. I think that it is because of this that is not letting me connect outside to it. Any thoughts?

Thank You.

A:Connecting to my server problem

Did you forward port 5000 to yoru Suse box or is the Suse box in the DMZ?

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Things began to be strange two days ago. Our web site was not available and no e-mail from our domain could be received. I can send, however. I use Outlook Express and XP Pro. I also have AVG7. I scanned with adaware and spybot and everything is clean. AVG reports no viruses. Finally, I thought about our domain being cancelled. I looked up records and sure enough our domain registration had expired. After a huge to do (which is another problem in itself), I was able to get it renewed for one year.

Giving it time to propagate (I think that is the proper term?), finally, this morning our web site came up. I was also able to get into web e-mail--that was at home and then when I came to work, we're back to square one.....OUtlook Express errors out trying to receive e-mail and our web site won't come up and I can't get into web mail.

All along, I have been able to go other places on the web. I just called a friend to see if he could bring up our web site and he could not either.

Anyway, whenever OE tries to download mail, a message appears saying:
AVG e-mail scanner
autopop3:connecting to portal.telid.com

Then, shortly thereafter, it gives me an error message which reads:
The server responded with an error. Account: 'Office', Server: 'mail.kitcarsonpaint.com', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR AVG POP3 Proxy Server: Cannot connect to the mail server!', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800C... Read more

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I have a seperate computer I run a minecraft server on. My friends and I have been connecting to it via a VPN (Evolve) and it has been relatively stable. Evolve has been having some stability issues, so I decided to try a different VPN, Hamachi. Something went wrong and the computer lost its ability to connect to the internet. I uninstalled Hamachi and ran a Windows repair of my normal internet, and now my internet is fixed again. However, I went back to Evolve, and now I cannot connect to the minecraft server anymore.

I don't know what is going on or even things to try at this point to see if I can get it fixed again. I removed all the virtual networks from the computer, rebooted, redownloaded Evolve, and reinstalled it. I can ping both ways, Tabletop Simulator can connect correctly through the VPN, but I still can't get the server to connect.

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At home I have a file server ( Its named Bigred) running windows xp pro. I am using simple file sharing on the network. Windows xp was just installed today with all updates and not much software on it. This computer is not on a domain. On my vista machine or any other computer, I cannot connect to \\bigred\ through explorer, but if I add in a share name \\bigred\photos it works just fine. What the hell is going on and how do I fix it?

A:Problem connecting to xp server

Let's see this for each of the computers on the network.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
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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Hi, I?m having a hellish time with Win7 clients and Server 2012 RDS (and PCI!!)
I have disabled TLS 1.0 on the server;
Win10/8.1 connect (I?m guessing these don't even try TLS 1.0)
Win7 RDP is latest (v8), I have tried KB3140245 but really unsure what a ?DWORD Bitmap? is ?!? i first thought 32-bit DWORD but it doesn?t seem to want to take the value given, either 0x00000A00 or 0x00000200 ? so that I think is my first hurdle?
Do I need to run KB3140245/Reg keys on both Win7 and Server 2012? (that was a little unclear)
I don?t want to make too many changes to the Server 2012, as I need to revert back etc. so the client can work etc. (busy company with little offline time)

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Hi all, this problem has been nagging for almost a year now seriously!, Here's there problem, I'm going through a Zhone 6381-A3-200 DSL Modem/Router and everytime I try to connect to my PC VPN Server at work which is running Windows Vista, my PC at home just hangs at verfiying Username and Password error 628. But here's the frustrating part is I go by my friends hous thats using a cable modem I can connect without any problems. Oh and by the way my connection is set to always on meaning I don't have to keep putting my username and password in and clicking connect everytime I boot-up my pc to connect to the net. PLS HELP!!!

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Hello everyone,

I live in China and I play some online video games with my son, who lives in the US. We hardly see each other so it's really just what we like to do... I have always had a very poor internet connection here in China because I connect to a US game server. I have constant disconnects and all of the like. I have a few friends who use VPN or a Proxy or something like that which connects them to the US first and then connects them to the US server, thus ensuring a much faster internet, at least that's what they tell me.

Is this a viable suggestion? Will this fix my internet so I can play with my son? And furthermore, if so, can anyone recommend me one?

Thank you all so much!


A:Connecting to a US server from China

Line quality issues can NEVER be solved with a VPN or proxy as you are still riding over the same circuit pathways to get to the destination server. But again this depends on where the instability is occuring and if you will always be routed through that pathway. You have absolutely no control over this. The one thing you will always be dealing with is physics. You are in China trying to access servers in the US. The physical distance presents challenges which can never be changed no matter what pathway you use to get there. Now one pathway can probably provide better performance over another but you're not going to get the same performance if you are located in the US reaching the same server. It just won't happen. The only way to help this is if you and the destination server are running a WAN accelerator. Adding a VPN on top of this will exacerbate the problem if the connection you are establishing to the VPN server is even stable enough to support the VPN. Plus you are adding overhead to your connection as a VPN connection requires additional bytes of information which removes from the size of the data payload you are sending through the internet.

In general, people who use VPNs or proxies to reach internet servers are doing so to either 1) bypass network restrictions or 2) trying to obscure their identity.

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Hi folks.
I have an HP PSC 1350 All-in-one. I'm looking to connect to it using a wirelessly printer server.
Can anyone tell my if my printer will work this way or is there a better solution.

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I've scouted around and cant find any solutions for this problem.

At our work, we have a shared documents server and also an email server to connect to. For some reason, on one computer only, I cannot connect to either my e-mail or the shared docs. It simply will not accept the credentials (ie my password for my username). It won't accept anyone else credentials either.

I have set up fine on another computer, and on my home computer which is on a different network. I can categorically say that it's a computer problem as the usernames/passwords work fine on every other computer, but this one cannot seem to connect.

Any ideas? I connect to the servers through a shortcut on the desktop, so i think it's the exchange or something I can't connect to.

A:Connecting to a shared server

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I have an office setup. We have a few different networks that encompass our printers, workstations, server, etc. There is a server that has software that many of the computers in the office can connect to through their network. This was all done some time ago. However, I have one computer in my back office that was salvaged, upgraded and whatnot recently to use and for the life of me, I cannot figure out why it cannot find and connect to that server.

The old computer that was there before needing to be replaced was plugged into the same ethernet port and had connection to the network and to that server so that's not the issue.

I had copied the IPv4 IP Address and altered the last 2 digits to make it unique, copied the IPv4 Subnet Mask, IPv4 Default Gateway, IPv4 DHCP Server and IPv4 DNS Servers from the working computers by going to the adapter settings and viewing the details from them. I went to the command prompt, typed in ipconfig and matched that information exactly too.

I noticed the other computers say "Network 2" above the "Work Network" icon in the Network and Sharing Center of all the working computers but it shows "Back Office" which I must have done myself at some point trying to get the settings to work. I figure that's important but can't figure out how to change that.

I did go into the advanced sharing and turned on discovery so that computer can be visible.

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A:Connecting To A Server On Another Network

Are you trying to join to that server's domain ?

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I had a user who connected to the internet using AOL. We recently added her to the network, which means she can access the net through T1 line via the proxy server. She wants to continue to use AOL also. Now the problem is, since I setup Inernet Explore to connect throught the proxy, she can no longer surf the web through AOL. In fact, if she tries keywords in AOL it gives her the old "page not found" error. Is there anyway to allow her to use either one whenever she chooses?

A:using AOL and connecting through proxy server

Personally, because of network security, why you would want to let her do that, but that is your call. Here, if we dial out, we get disconnected from the network and can only get it back by rebooting the computer.

How about loading Netscape??? Then send IE out AOL and Netscape through the proxy..

DO NOT tell us that this just happened on its own, as if your computer suddenly was inspired to break for no reason. Simply admit what you did to cause this, so we can help you fix it that much faster. Trying to salvage your pride will only make it worse, because we will find out what you did anyway, and then we will REALLY be annoyed at you for wasting our time. We can make sure your computer has the functionality of a house plant.

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I have windows 2000Professional & am not on a network & for some reason now when I boot up do not get the desktop just a message "trouble connecting to IRC server" It is a Mirc wizard but it can't help me because says I am missing the winnt\system32\mirc.hlpHelpfile and I don't know where I would get that file.Why do I get this message anyhow? A few weeks ago I tried downloading winmix that never worked and could not uninstall it. Could that have caused the problem? What do I do now?

A:trouble connecting to IRC server

Um...you so you can't even boot your PC? You just get a mIRC error? Or if you cancel the error message, can you get to your desktop?

I'm not a mIRC fan... Maybe you'd want to uninstall mIRC and try some other client? (Bersirc, Pirch, xchat, Klient....)

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We have wireless internet and all the other laptops are connecting to the internet, my laptop just connects to the network but in the "network and sharing center" it shows that it is not connecting to the internet. i've tried everything that i can think of.

A:not connecting to primary dns server

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im feeling a little despondent right now having failed miserably for the last 2 days trying to get this game to work.. its world of warcraft. ive read loads of posts on other peoples problems about logging in but fortunately i have a different problem.. lucky me!
unfortunately im a poor student which means i cant afford the 180 quid a year connection charge to the blizzard servers.. this points me in the direction of the private ones. i can run the game. i type in the account and password, it says success! then promptly leaves me in a loop trying to log into the server... so ive looked at the server statistics to check the population isnt at max. in some circumstances i think it couldve been, but ive created accounts and tried logging into 8 different consecutive servers at different times of day. all of the them put me into a loop. so im doubting that as a cause.
ive tried switching off my firewall, but the fact that i can log into it and comes up with the correct server name suggests it can read it ok. i can ping it aswell which suggests a connection. i am behind an isp's firewall but as i can ping the site i guess thats ok.
thats about as far as my knowledge goes.. if anyone has any ideas as to what i can do [other than pay every month.. wish i could ] id be very grateful for the assistance.
many thanks

A:Having issues connecting to a server...

for private servers you usually have to install a "patch" or something of the sort. I did private servers with Lineage 2 for a little while and I enjoyed the lack of cost.

Not to be an a hole here but if you vouldn't afford to play the game you really shouldn't have bought it in the first place. You coulda gone with Guild Wars cause there isn't a p2p fee with that. But I have yet to try WoW due to the money so i can't tell you how much better it is.

Check around the private servers website they must have forums or something there they will be more likely to help you. Also they may suck at doign it so you could try another private server as well.

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This may not be a vista problem but I think you guys might be able to help.

At home I have a file server ( Its named Bigred)running windows xp pro. I am using simple file sharing on the network. Its not on a domain its on a workgroup. The only software I have running on it is tversity and utorrent. On my vista machine or any other computer, I cannot connect to \\bigred\ through explorer, but if I add in a share name \\bigred\photos it works just fine. What the hell is going on and how do I fix it?

Windows xp was just installed today with all updates.

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