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Unable to connect my two computers to the same network

Q: Unable to connect my two computers to the same network

Both my computers, Desktop (ethernet connection) and my laptop (wireless) were in the same network up until I changed my internet modem Hitron model CODA 4582U (Rogers cable, ON, CA). After doing the wired connection of the new medem to my desktop, since it does not have a wireless card or adapter, I am having difficulty in creating a homegroup because they are in two different network. In my desktop under system settings, network shows as WORKGROUP and but in my laptop under system settings network shows as ZNETWORK, it appears system has automatically defaulted it as domain network not as peer to peer. As such both the computers are not in the same network, WORKGROUP. I think because of that I am having difficulty in making my laptop to join the homegroup. In the laptop file explorer my desktop does not appear either under Network folder or Homegroup folder.

Further, through Control Panel > System I tried to change the name ZNETWORK to WORKGROUP. But is does not allow me to do that either, I can change only the name of the computer not the workgroup.

Any assistance in bringing thesee two computers under one network and to create a homegroup would be appreciated.

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A: Unable to connect my two computers to the same network

Are you saying that you think the PCs are on different networks (in spite of being connected to the same router) or in different Workgroups? Having the PCs in the same Workgroup is not necessary for Homegroups, and not necessary for file sharing (but sometimes makes it easier).

If one of the PCs is in a Domain you must have joined the domain, as Windows does not default to Domain instead of Workgroup.

Please show a screenshot of the relevant portion of the System window, since you say that the discrepancy is shown there. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

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Hey guys, I just loaded up my machine with Windows Vista Home Basic and wanted to connect my another laptop to it via Wireless AdHoc network. I created a wireless adhoc network from the network and sharing center. But was unable to connect the other laptop to it. Everything is ok. My WLAN is on, drivers are also latest. Please help.

My system configuration-
OS Version: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1406 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA Chrome9 HC IGP, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 9600 MB; D: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 6003 MB; E: Total - 36303 MB, Free - 7469 MB;
Motherboard: HCL Infosystems Limited, Notebook PC, VT6363A, 1234567890
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Solved: Unable to connect computers to Ad Hoc network

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Hi, I have had this Network setup at my home for a while. There is one desktop, which has Windows XP Professional (we'll call this XPA, antivirus is MSE), connected to the router through an ethernet port, and three laptops, one with XP Media Center (we'll call this XPB, antivirus is McAfee configured to share files and printers) and two with 7 Professional and Home Premium (one is my own laptop, 7-A, antivirus is MSE, and other is 7-B, antivirus is McAfee configured to share files and printers). A few months ago, every computer was able to see each other easily through their names, and were able to share files and printers easily, even with the two 7 laptops having password protection. All of them were in the same Workgroup (called WORKGROUP), and the two 7 laptops were in the same Homegroup, sharing files through passwords).

Now, I came back home from college, and oddly find that my laptop (which is 7-A Professional with MSE) can't connect either XP computers when I type their name (coming up with the error code 0x80070035: The network path was not found), I can only connect when I type in their IP address. It's the same when I try to connect from the XP computers to my laptop. I can easily connect to 7-B though, and 7-B can easily connect to my laptop, XPA and XPB (and vice versa). I have no idea why this is happening now, since I haven't really fiddled around with the settings in college (other than installing some program that will let me connect to the university netwo... Read more

A:Unable to connect to XP computers in Network Share

Disable the firewall temporarily as a test, see if it makes a difference.

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Hello, i am currently having issues with my networking.

1: I am unable to connect my Windows 7 PC to my Windows 7 Mini laptop so i can share internet. The connection is there, it just wont allow internet. any ideas?
2: i have a netgear G54 Wireless PCI adaptor that REFUSES to install correctly. iv done everything it asks,TWICE. i even got the Updated installer DESIGNED for windows 7. it just wont work. it says it fails to start with a Code 10 error.

Any help is good help.

A:Unable to connect 2 computers together

which machine is connected to the internet - lets see an ipconfig /all for that machine - how is it connected by cable or wireless ?

how are you sharing to the mini laptop - is this using wireless to connect to the PC or cable

have you bridged or used ICS on the windows 7 PC to share

: i have a netgear G54 Wireless PCI adaptor that REFUSES to install correctly.Click to expand...

what machine is this in ?
can we see device manager and ipconfig /all from this machine

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Ne... Read more

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Unable to see home network computers in Windows Explorer Network screen.

I have a home network with 2 laptops and 1 desktop. The desktop I use as a "file server" in that all work done on the laptops is stored to the desktop. The desktop computer name is HAL. One laptop is fine and sees the network. The other just stopped seeing it; rebooted the laptop; rebooted HAL; did a number of refreshes without any luck. I opened EXCEL and found a worksheet that was listed that I knew was saved on HAL. Was able to open the file and when I tried the SAVE AS I could navigate through all of HAL just as normal. Went to Windows Explorer and still no HAL listed as a COMPUTER on the NETWORK. I have a internet connection so I know I am making it to the router at least. And when I check NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER it shows an active home network. The laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 Build 7601. Thanks in advance for any help! George

A:Unable to see home network computers in Windows Explorer Network scree

Still working on the problem. Tried to do a system restore back to the point where everything was working. Still no HAL showing as a network computer; Excel now does not recognize the path that worked yesterday. But now I am able to create a shortcut that will take me to HAL on the network. Guess this is a good enough fix for right now. When I go to Windows Explorer, Network it still only shows the 2 laptops and not HAL......WHY????

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My first post here, and potentially a long one but I'll try to keep it brief as I (desperately) need help! One of the main problems is that the symptoms are different every time the computer boots up, thereby making it difficult to describe as what happens sometimes does not happen other times.

The problem is basically that my laptop, the main machine from which I work, cannot connect to my server and nothing I have tried has fixed the problem.

The network:

"Managed" by an ADSL router with NAT / DCHP etc. There are 3 clients. They are all set to acquire settings via DCHP. Several IP addresses are reserved by MAC address so the machines retain them always and there is a small pool of spare addresses on top of that.
The workgroup is called Plesbit. The clients are:
Plesbit-1 (running XP Pro), acts as a file server and runs 24/7.
Plesbit-2 (running XP Pro), a laptop and the workhorse. Network drives (K-N) map to the appropriate shares on the server. All work is done from those drives and all data therefore stored on the server.
Plesbit-3 (running Win98SE), you can pretty much ignore, I tell you it's there only for completeness. It's almost never turned on.
All connect via 54g wireless.

For over a year this network has happily run to my original config - boot up the laptop, as soon as you log in it connects to the wireless and the network drives automatically map. Open any program and your files from the server are there for you. But all that ... Read more

A:Unable to connect to other computers in workgroup

Give these two a try, you did say XP-SP2, right?

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset [log_file_name]

Note: the log_file_name needs to be specified, e.g. netsh int ip reset reset.log

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i have a laptop and a desktop, everything was working fine until i messed with something in the router settings by accident, i changed some type of security setting and then changed it back because i was testing something.. at this point i had to remake the network for some reason, whcih was no problem i put in the pin and security code and i was able to connect through my desktop with no problem.. a few hours later i realized my laptop could no longer connect.. i recieved the unable to connect error.. i read that it could be the security settings, so i assumed i switched something before by accident and i restored to factory defaults...

after i did this my laptop could connect to the internet but my desktop couldnt connect! so it basically reversed itself.. i dunno what could be the problem.. i tried 2 of the 3 authentication modes because i am afraid if i try the 3rd i will lose internet completely then i will have no clue what to do.. anyone have any problems similar to this and know what could be the issue?

A:Solved: unable to connect to wireless on 1 of 2 computers

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Hi all,

I've got a Netgear wireless router, and I've got two desktops, a Wii and a PS3 and I'm trying to connect them all to my internet. The one desktop is connected via ethernet cable, the others will all be wireless.

The problem is, none of the three wireless connections work! I've got encryption on the network, but I enter the correct details into the computers and assign the static ip's for each computer but that doesn't matter. I've entered an IP Range into Zone Alarm so that shouldn't be a problem (I hope ).

Each computer is able to see the network, but can't connect to it. I don't have a spare ethernet cable to try and connect the PS3 directly to the router (the other computers are in a different room) so are there any other options?

Cheers in advance

A:Solved: Unable to connect other computers to router

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dell system xps l502x

Unable to connect - wireless or broadband while other computers in the house are, try all obvious windows 7 tricks ....

see the network but says that can't connect to the internet through the modem

any ideas?

A:Unable to connect - wireless or broadband while other computers in the house are

dell come with a trail of mcafee - which has a recent update causing this issue - have a read here

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Hi all the Win 7 Guru,

I have encounter a problem where my "Active directory users and computer" function suddenly unable to connect to my remote server.

I have run a nslookup and below are the reply

Default Server: UnKnown

I confirm it is not the next work issue because in the same network there is few more PC running window 7 and XP, they don't have the problem as i mention.

I also have a virtual XP running in the notebook that i am using, So i try to install the adminpak and run the Active directory users and comptuer and what a supprise it work.

I have try to reformat the notebook and the problem still occur after i use it...

Please help!!!... tired of reformating.

Update on the troubleshooting of the problem i am encoutering, I find out that the window 7 that i am running is not able to resolve any PC name on my network. I am mentioning this because went i am using the virtual machine install in the notebook (Win XP) to remote desktop to other PC using the desktop name it is working fine. Another weird window 7 problem.... :S

Thanks, in advance.

A:Unable to connect to Active directory user and computers


did you try ipconfig /flushdns. and the ipconfig /registerdns. once that is done also clear the dns cache from the dns server and try.

Hope this helps


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I am not sure if this should be posted in this forum or not, but it is essentially a windows problem.

I recently had a run-in with a virus/malware that was running ping.exe in my background constantly. I had tried several programs (PC-Cillin, Malwarebytes) which never found the problem. I had found a forum post somewhere else that recommended ComboFix as the solution. Stupid me, I just downloaded it and ran it without reading any of the disclaimers / instructions. On a positive note, all of my virus/malware related problems are solved. However, now I can no longer see any of the other computers on my network.

I have verified that both my NIC and wireless card drivers are both up to date.

I have also changed my workgroup to match up to the balance of the computers on my network, even though I never had to do that previously.

I have tried "repairing" my network connection and get the following error when doing so:
"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed:
Clearing NetBT

For assistance, contact the person who manages your network"

I am running Windows XP Pro SP3


A:Can't see / connect to other computers on the network

Worth a look, http://xphunt3r.blogspot.com/2008/11/error-clear-netbt-solved.html .


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Hi There,

I have a Belkin router in my home which two PCs wirelessly connect to with no problems. I also connect my laptop to the wireless network when I bring it back from university.

However, this time when I try to connect a problem occurs. I go to look at the list of wireless networks, connect to my one, and a message appears telling me I'm connected. But then when I try to access the internet nothing happens (ie an "unable to connect" screen appears).

Troubleshooting steps I've taken so far:
1) Reset the router and turned off all security. Again, the laptop said it was connected then my browser failed to connect to the internet.
2) Turned off my laptop firewall
3) Tried different browsers on my laptop
4) Typed to access the router itself; but it fails to bring up the router menu (when I do this on the PCs I can bring up a router menu).
5) Tried attaching the laptop to the router with a network cable.

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!


A:Two computers can connect to my network... one can't!

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I have two computers in my home. A laptop and a desktop. Both are connected to my wireless router wirelessly. Laptop has Windows Vista and desktop has Windows 7. I tried to connect the computers wirelessy for file-sharing. But i failed. someone help me. Note: While im in my desktop (windows 7), the other computer (windows vista) is listed in the network. But when i double-click to access it, it prompts a window saying "Windows cannot access \\computer2 check spelling of the name blah blah blah".

A:How to connect two computers that are in a Wi-Fi network ?

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So I'll try to describe my problem as best as I can. I just installed a new computer on my network and it joined the network great and I can access all computers on the network and vice versa except for one. When I view the workgroup computers and click on this particular computer(I'll call it Comp 2), it asks for a username and password.

So I go over to comp 2 and try to access the new computer and it asks for the same username and password. However, from Comp 2 I can access the other computers on the network just fine and vice versa. For some reason that is beyond my understanding of networking, these two computers require this username and password for access.

So in summary, these two computers can access every computer on the network and vice versa, except each other. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Both of these Computers are Windows 7 Professional and password protection is turned off on all computers


A:Need Help, Two Computers Won't Connect On Network

Anyone with ideas????

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I am clueless so please bear with me. I have 2 desktop computers. An old Compaq that I have upgraded hard drive,cd burner, win XP, etc but it has no ethernet card. I have a D Link DFE-530TX+ pci adapter and a Linksys Wireless-G pci adapter(wmp546) not installed, just bought them cheap. I want to move the old computer upstairs and use both computers from the same DSL connection. New computer is Emachines(don't laugh-I'm poor), windows XP, ethernet port on front, westell modem via Bellsouth DSL and Vonage Motorola router?. My question is should I put the pci adapter in the old machine and use a wireless router to connect the 2 machines? Or, what should I do? I am pretty secure working inside the machines but I am clueless as to what I need to put in them to get them to share the DSL. I would greatly appreciate details and instructions for dummies. Thanks in advance!


A:What do I need to connect 2 computers to one DSL?Network??

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I am trying to connect two computers to each other that both use windows 7. I'm wondering about when it asks me for a username and password, and because there is no password, we put ion the username and left password blank. Then it brought us to another window that asked for a username and password, and we could not go any further. How do I get them connected? and is it safe to set the password protected file sharing to 'off' or do I run the risk of someone hacking into my network? Thank you.

A:Cannot connect two computers to network

I am trying to connect two computers to each other that both use windows 7

But your Subject says you want to connect to a network.

If wanting to connect the 2 computers only to each other you could try an Ethernet Cross-over cable or maybe a LapLink USB cable.

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Good evening. I have three computers attached to one router: a Gateway running Win98, a Dell also on Win98, and a Dell on XP professional. I have a Linksys router. I've tried to network them together, but cannot seem to accomplish this. I guess first, when asked for the preferred server after adding a client in the network, I don't know what server to stipulate; there are none listed, and I don't know how to add one (if needed). I guess what I am looking for are step by step instructions - a link to web site would be fine as a start, though I've gone onto Microsoft's and cannot seem to make headway there, either.

Any help would be very much appreciated.


A:Unable to network three computers

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I have a belkin home network and all the computers in my house can connect except mine, so it isn't a network issue. When I log onto my laptop, it says no networks are available so I can't even attempt to connect. Can someone please help me and tell me what to do? Thanks.

A:I can't connect to my home network while other computers can

Do you have the correct wireless drivers for your laptop?

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Ok, I am at a friend's house and his computer is Windows XP and it is set up so that he dials up onto his DSL access on this computer and then other computers connect to the network through this computer. He unplugged the network plug and I plugged it into my laptop couldn't get it to work. So I tried to set it up so that my computer would be the one it would connect to using Network Wizard and at the end of that it said it failed. Then we tried it on my friend's laptop again and no use. The internet works on his desktop but now whenever we try to connect through a laptop it comes up saying, Limited or no Connectivity. What should I do?

A:Network Isn't Working - Computers Can't Connect Through This One

I'll bumb this for you, so the guys can take a look.

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Came to pick some brains for help. Trying to help OP Rickman at Qwest.net forums. Told him I would post about problem over here

Because of connectivity problems he has just switched his old Actiontec GT701-WG for a new Actiontec GT701-WG.

His statement of problem,
The Vista desktop is connected through ethernet and the XP laptop is wireless. I am on my own wireless network and both computers can access the Internet but cannot share files or printer.

The Vista desktop will show the XP laptop in Network but clicking on it gets a "Cannot communicate message". On the XP laptop trying to see Workgroup computers gets a message "Network is not accessible. You might not have permissions.."

I cannot ping one machine from the other. I never tried to ping them when file sharing/printing worked before but I would expect that they could. I seem to remember some setting on the modem that I was told to change to make the networking happen the first time, but it was years ago. Thank you for you help.

What I have done so far.
Asked how he tried to ping. Suggested if he pinged only by name to try pinging by actual IP address of each computer.
Remember seeing a thread here about Hostname/IP Address resolution causing similar problem that was solved, but couldn't find it.

Thanks DLSayremn

A:Can connect to internet, but not computers on network

I suggest the person with the issue post directly. It's much easier to assist without a middleman, and if he can post there, he should be able to post here.

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Here's my setup:

* I am using a Blackberry to USB tether to my desktop (internet works on pc)

*Ethernet to WAN (from PC that has internet to wifi router)

*I get DNS is not responding now from any other computer connected to the network either wired or wifi

* Set up my network as following: Tether has internet sharing turned on and connected to Local Area Connection

* Local Area Connection has IP4 configured as:

IP address:
Default: blank

Preferred DNS Server: (my ethernet connection so the internet connection is sent to wifi router)

I have tried everything...I mean days of effort and searching. IP6 is disabled. Microsoft Virtual is disabled.

This SAME exact setup was working perfectly a week ago with an older Linksys Wifi router. Then I bought a new Linksys E2000 and because I wanted something new (Bad move). That setup no longer worked on the new router....now it no longer works on the old router.

Please please please help, I've seriously tried everything and then finally came across a thread that got it working but then broke it with the new router....I wouldnt post if I didnt troubleshoot for hours upon hours

Thank you!

A:Cant get any other computers to connect to network but my desktop

Please guys I beg you
Pretty much every time I try to diagnose on a laptop it says DNS Server isnt responding

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I realise there are quite a lot of these about, but from searching, no-one seems to be having quite this problem.

For a while, I have had two PCs (XP Home and 2000) networked together using a router (Netgear DG834G v2). (It's a wireless modem/router with four wired connections as well).
Both Pcs were connected via ethernet cables to the router, and both were able to access the internet, and to view shared files on the other. The wireless connection worked succesfully for any device wishing to access the internet (PDAs and games consoles for example).
However, we have recently purchased two Vista laptops (both running Vista Premium), which we wish to be able to use to connect to the XP machine (the 2000 machine isn't a worry), however networking the machines seems to be a problem.
Both laptops are able to access wireless internet over the network, and can see the XP machine on their network maps, but are unable to connect to it (a screenshot of the network map is attatched, with a couple of pieces of personal data censored. The top two computers are laptops, and the bottom, the XP machine). If wired to the network, they merely give a message saying something to the tune of "cannot create a map of this type of network". The XP computer refuses to see them at all, and will only find itself.
All computers can Ping each other by IP.

Can anyone help at all?
Thank you in advance.

A:Vista-XP Network, computers won't connect.

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I had a network wich was connected through a cable modem to the internet.
After we moved to another house, i have an internetconnection through a speedport W 501 V over ADSL.
My main computer is connected with an excellent connection,
The other 3 computers can see the speedport, but cannot make a connection. The IP adress can not be refreshed. You cab see that the strength of the network is strong for these connections.
Because the signal was to weak for the other computers i have bought a Linksys wireless G-range expander.

How can i connect to the internet, how can i create a working XP workgrope as i had earlier (or is one problem connected to the other)

A:Solved: computers won't connect to network

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Hi everyone -

Recently we went from a 3 server (physical) environment to a multi-server (virtual) environment; it was a huge upgrade. Since the upgrade I have lost the ability to connect to computers remotely. I am trying to connect to them using \\computername\c$ etc.

I am currently on a Windows 7 64bit machine and all other computers are running XP Pro with SP3 (32 bit). We have a GPO that places all windows firewalls on with a variety of exceptions but I have no idea what I need to allow/open to allow these kind of connections to connect to varies networked computers. Of course if we turn the windows firewalls off it will work just fine so something is being blocked.

Just an FYI we have VNC and LogMeIn and what not which work fine, it's just sometimes I need to copy or look for files on someone's computer without disrupting them and that is the reason for connecting like this.

We are all using the same DHCP, DNS, IP Scheme, and subnets.

Any help would be appreciated!


A:Solved: Cannot connect to computers on network

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We have a shared network between Windows computers already setup, but some computers are unable to access the shared network. Any help is appreciated.

The network is already set up but one computer is prompting for user name and password but there is none needed for the network. The one computer that can access the network does not need username and password
Maybe permission needs to be set up.

The other computer says "error" because "multiple users can't access. Please sign off other users" but this computer had been able to connect last week.

Three computers. One can access it always. One used to be able to access it (simultaneous with the other one). Third and Fourth can never access it.

Second, and Third are Windows Professional and Fourth is XP.

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I managed to get folder sharing between a 7 and xp computer via lan cable to
It took houers, and when it worked I didn't know why.

After reinstalling xp, again I can't make the lan cable connection between
the xp and 7 computer work.

The lan has the same name on both computers, and ip on both computer are config'ed.
Icons on both computers say, that the lan connection is running.
However, if I ping the windows 7 computer from the xp computer, it
works. If I ping the xp computer from the xp computer, it works.
If I ping the xp computer from the 7 computer, it doesn't work. If I ping
the 7 computer from the 7 computer, it doesn't work.

And on the 7 computer there is an yellow triangle on the network icon.
But it was also there before reinstallation, and the lan connection worked

How do I get the lan cable connection to work?

A:Lan connect xp and 7 computer, computers do not appear under network.

Quote: Originally Posted by kjo

...If I ping the xp computer from the 7 computer, it doesn't work. If I ping
the 7 computer from the 7 computer, it doesn't work.

And on the 7 computer there is an yellow triangle on the network icon.
But it was also there before reinstallation, and the lan connection worked

How do I get the lan cable connection to work?

Did you try the diagnose connection option in Win7's Control Panel --> Network and Internet --> Network Connections app?? Right click on it...

You also said early on...

After reinstalling xp, again I can't make the lan cable connection between the xp and 7 computer work.

Can you desribe what you mean by LAN cable connection... is this a PC to PC (ad hoc) network, or do you have a switch or router?

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I have a wireless network which includes a cable modem and a wireless router to send wireless signal to two computers. Everything was working fine for a long time until today. Suddenly, one of the computers, a laptop, was unable to connect.

The other computer, a desktop, continues to have internet access. Therefore, I assume the modem and router are ok and the problem is with the laptop.

The wizard on the laptop detects the network. The correct password is displayed in "properties". However, the wizard says that it can't connect to the network. Diagostics was unable to explain.

The wireless button on the laptop is green and the laptop says LAN is on.
I took a look at network adapters in device manager, which shows two wireless devices (one microsoft and the other realtech both "working properly."

I used system restore to go back the previous day which didn't help.

I ran ipconfig from the command prompt which says "media disconnected" on all of the adapters including the wireless.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the wireless networks which make no difference. I ran the procedure for resetting winsock to no avail. I was unable to update drivers on the laptop without internet access.

I'm stymied and need some ideas.

A:1 of 2 computers on wireless network can't connect

did you try a power cycle on the modem and router? Pull the power plug on both for a 10 count then plug back in starting with the modem.

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This is a setup problem. I have a Windows 8 Pro laptop, and a new Windows 7 Laptop. When I try to setup the connection so that I can share files and folders between the two computers, I am asked for the User name and the password. I see the password in the homegroup, but entering it does not help. What is the user name in this case? My computer name or the other computer name or something else? Many thanks.

A:Solved: Can not connect to other computers on network

The new laptop was not connected to any home network. Once connected, I could get access to the files.

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I'm using a Windows 2000 network on three computers: two laptops and a disktop. The laptops are connected via a wireless access point to an ethernet router that is connected to the desktop and the internet. The desktop can see the NetBios names of the laptops in the workgroup but when I try to access one of them I get a "\\Laptop1 is not accessable" error message. If I try to connect with the IP address 192.168.0.x I can connect with no problem. Also I can ping the IP address but not the NetBios name. The laptops can see and access shared files on the desktop but not with eachother.

Any ideas?

A:Can't connect to other computers on Win2k network

Do you have the same user names and passwords on each machine? Also, you can try altering the HOSTS file. It's located at:


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I've run into a problem connecting to the other computer on my network. It worked fine for a while, but one day a few months ago, although it at least recognized the other computer, it encountered problems actually letting me connect. I haven't worked with it again since then until today, and now the other computer doesn't even show up in my network, while my computer shows on the other one and can be connected to. I can ping the 2nd computer by name and ip, but if I try to use \\ name, it gives me: 0x80070005 Access is denied. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: can't connect to other computers in network

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I have a small Lan, each computer connecting to the Lan using TCP/IP. The IP addresses are assigned automatically, and I can ping each address from the others computers, but I cannot see them in Net Neigh. The network does work though, because I also have a DSL router plugged into the hub, and each of the computers can access the internet. Why can't I see my computers, I want to share files, but am unable to. Yes, I already checked to make sure I am on the right network. I appreciate any help. Thanks

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A:{Solved} - Unable to see computers on Network

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I have 2 pc's (a desktop with windows xp pro sp1 and a laptop with xp pro sp2) connected to a netgear router.
The desktop is connected to the router through a wire while the laptop has a wireless connection
Both the systems are part of the same workgroup "MSHOME" and all the firewalls are disabled.
I am able to ping the systems successfully by specifying their ip addresses.
When i click on "view workgroup computers" from my laptop, i see the desktop icon there. However, when i click on the icon i receive an error message "\\name is not accessible, you do not have permission to use this network resource....."

Similar error message i receive when i try to access my laptop from desktop.

Sometimes, on clicking "view workgroup computers" from my desktop, i also receive the message "MShome is not accessible. you do not have permission......."

Help needed urgently....
Thanks in advance

A:Unable to access my network computers

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I have a dell desktop running windows vista that connects to my wireless router with a cable.
I have an HP laptop that is running windows 7 that is wireless.
When I look at network computers on the dell I get an error message that says that the computer is not accessible. The same thing happens when I try to log onto the desktop from the laptop.
When I try to run the network wizard from the desktop, I see see connect to the internet, connect to a wireless router or access point, setup a dialup connection and connect to a workplace.
None of them make sense but I tried connect to a wireless router and got a message that said to set it up manually or set up a flash drive, neither of which makes sense. I tried set it up manually and all that happened is the router setup screen opened up.
I tried the same thing on the laptop and the setup the network wizard opened a screen that said choose a wireless router or access point to configure, but nothing ever showed up on that screen.
I hate to knock windows but this all seems unnecessairly complicated. It can't be that odd to have wired and wireless computers on the same network.

A:cannot connect to the same network with wired and wireless computers

sorry, not clear if your issue is connecting those pcs to the internet or if you are trying to share the computers across your network

do both pcs work on the internet OK ?

if sharing
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if you are trying to get on the internet
can we see an ipconfig /all from both pcs - make sure we know which is which
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working comput... Read more

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i have a time warner modem with a linksys router attached to it. associated with this network are 2 computers, one running vista and the other ubuntu with a vista partition. . both have wireless connections. the ubuntu machine connects to the internet through a firefox browser with no problems. the vista partition on the ubuntu machine also works. the vista machine which is at vista update KB2388210 cannot get out to the internet through either a firefox or internet explorer browser.

However, i can successfully ping internet locations using absolute addresses and i've gotten a yahoo response through a host tx (with the help of a friend). it appears that the internet is accessible on the vista machine and some unknown function stops normal (eg browser initiated) usage. i've done and tried several things like uninstalling Norten, unplugging routers, modems, etc without success. i've scanned Firefox and the I/E with AVG and anti-malware and did not find any problems.

do you have any suggestions on how to debug and solve this problem ?

A:multiple computers on home network one cannot connect

Try this:

Power off the modem

Power off the router

Plug computer directly into Modem power up Modem

Power Up Vista Machine

See if Vista Machine can connect.

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Hi I have set up a wireless network in my home using s d-link N+ 300 DIR-655 and the desktop that is directly connected to the modem and router can connect to the internet and my laptop can access the wireless network and get online but I have another desktop that cannot connect to the wireless network. It can see it but when i try and connect i get the message that it was unable to connect or sometimes that i was able to connect but have limited connectivity. Im not really computer savvy but i follow directions well so any help would be greatly appreciated. This has been driving me crazy and i have done everything i know how to correct it and I am sure that i have the correct WPA password in there so that is not the problem.

A:Home wireless network 1 of 3 computers will not connect

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There are two computers on our network that "suddenly" stopped connecting to the internet according to the user. All the other computers are running just fine. Neither Google Chrome or IE can connect to any webpage. However, both computers can access anything else on the network and also randomly change from showing "internet access" to "no internet access" in the network center. Also, even though no webpages can be loaded, the computer is still apparently connected to the internet because they can be accessed remotely through Team Viewer from outside the network over the internet.
System Restore helped with nothing and I tried to install Ad-Aware to do a scan, but the installation fails because it cannot connect to the internet.
The machines are running Windows 7 Professional x64 bit.
It was the same user who was on both machines when they went down, and based on the browsing history, it looks like this could possibly be related to some sort of malware/spyware as opposed to coincidental hardware issues.
**Edit** - I did check the Ethernet cables with my laptop and have no issues connecting to the internet from the laptop.

A:Computers on Network Suddenly Cannot Connect to Internet?

I hope your company's security infrastructure's intact and strong, so that whatever is troubling these two computers [via downloads and/or internet installs] will not travel to other computers within the company.  Could the company-wide security systems also be "interrupting" this particular user's "interneting?"

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I have had a netgear router for some time now (WNR2000) for three home computers, all Windows Vista+ and recently had to buy a new wireless adapter for one of them (WNA3100). Previously, all computers were connected to a security-enabled network called 'Johnson'.

I installed the new adapter via the wizard and it ended up creating a new network entitled 'NTGR_zhOXSTT8ZSXtTUsaRd5lXfrq-WPS'. Johnson has now disappeared from the list and no other computer is able to connect to this new network. I tried changing from WPA2 to WEP and changing the password in hopes that the other computers will be able to login but it didn't work.


A:Created new network by accident; other computers can't connect!

Why not (on the router) change it back to the old SSID and WPA-PSK or whatever encryption you were using, make sure you didn't enable MAC Address filtering, and stay away from those strange wizards?

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The problem is in the topic, I can see other computer in my network, yet cannot connect to any of them. Every computer has the password protected sharing off and discovery on, most are using Vista, one is using XP. At first the computers just didn't show up, but after a while they will appear in the network list but when trying to connect it will try for a while, then give you an error.

Windows cannot access \\*computer name*

Error code: 0x80070035
The network path was not found.Click to expand...

This computer is using Vista Home premium.

A:Solved: Vista can see other computers in network, cannot connect.

Alright, after some work we figured out the problem was with Mcafee. We were able to mess around with the network settings and got it all to work.

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I am new here. I have been reading the threads. Looks like a great forum.
I had a working network at home. I had to change the router and now other computers can not see my computer at all. It said not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. I have tried going on the drives and giving permission that way. It didn't work. Can someone please help!!
Thanks Ron

A:How to give permission for other computers on my network to connect to me.


Since no one else has replied yet.......

I`m not too good at networking, but this occurs to me.
Check the firewall. Turn it off first and see if that helps

It probably was set up before with a ?trusted network" based on an address from the old router.

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I have done a search already on this topic but none of the suggestions in those threads helped with my issue.

First off, I have a small office network going on at my firm. We have 3 workstations all with the same specs running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.

We are using a D-Link DIR-655 router. Two machines connect via wireless using 802.11n usb adapters and the third machine connects via CAT5. We have a NAS drive and a Dell Multifunction printer connected to the network as well.

I am able to set up file and printer sharing on the network as long as I map each device using \\pcname\sharename. I am able to ping each device from all of the computers. I have disabled all firewalls on all of the machines, using windows firewall and McAfee.

My issue is I am unable to view any of the workgroup computers. I get an access error stating that my workgroup is not accessible. etc.

I am trying to implement Acronis to do back ups of each of the workstations using my machine as the administrative machine.

I can use our Anyplace Control software to access all the computers, but unable to access the machines via My Network Places.

Any help you can provide would be tremendous. Thanks.

A:Solved: Unable to view network computers

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I recently upgraded my upstairs desktop (formerly Windows 7) and my laptop (formerly Windows 8.1) to Windows 10. Since then I have spent hours and hours trying to get them visible to each other on my home private network (no homeGroup).

I have a total of 3 computers on my network, upstairs desktop (W 10), downstairs desktop (W XP Home) and laptop (W 10). I have now been successful in getting the two desktops to see each other and share files and printing. My laptop on the other hand has been a different story.

1. The laptop sees the upstairs desktop computer but not the downstairs desktop computer. When I try to access files on the upstairs desktop I get an error and run the troubleshooter and it comes up with "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" "Windows Sockets registry entries for network connectivity are missing". I can get to the internet on the laptop with no problem.

2. If I turn the upstairs desktop and laptop off, boot up the laptop FIRST and then the upstairs desktop, everything works fine, but as soon as I turn the laptop off and restart I get the same issues of not seeing the downstairs desktop and file accessing of the upstairs desktop becomes an issue.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated!

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Hi there, I have 1 laptop and 1 Desktop PC connected to my wireless network, using a adapter for the desktop. I cannot see my desktop for example if i go to "network" on my laptop. the only computer there is my laptop, but not my desktop. I have enabled sharing etc...and tried going to the individual folders and enabling them for sharing. No luck. Would appreciate any help at all.

A:Unable to view computers on my wireless network

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Currently running a wireless network but I have 2 desktops downstairs that need WIRED internet. I don't want to have to buy 2 wireless cards to connect both machines to the internet AND network (I also need to transfer larger files since we work with heavy graphics).

Both have Gb network cards installed.
- One is a server, running on windows 2003 server
- The other is a regular desktop running win xp pro sp2
I was thinking of purchasing a wireless access point router or bridge that has about 4 ports (in case I add 2 more machines). Would be great too if I can use this same system to upgrade our bluray player =)

Currently, the cable modem is attached to a belkin wireless pre-n router [F5D8230-4] here's link: http://is.gd/mleI

Can someone help?

A:2 wired computers downstairs need to connect to internet & network

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Can someone tell me the exact steps to take to make a network connection between my new and old computers. Both are windows XP. I keep getting an Error # 777 .

I was given a cable with the same type connectors that plug into the internet receptor. What type connector is this called?

Thanks very much for for any help on this.

A:How to make network connect betw 2 home computers

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Hello. I am a complete newbie to server administration. At my current job, I have been tasked with setting up a deployment server. The server is a Windows 2008 server and is not connected to the Internet. The server is a domain controller on its own domain (different from the main domain my job uses). How would I connect this server to the Internet without disrupting other users on the network? By disrupting, I mean connecting to my server instead of the main server for DNS and DHCP. The server has Active Directory Domain Services, DNS, DHCP, and WDS roles set-up.

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