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Ad hoc networking, internet access issue between W7, WXP machines.

Q: Ad hoc networking, internet access issue between W7, WXP machines.

Hello everyone,

Let me start with the hardware:

1. my machine is a Getac B300 with a Windows XP Professional 32-bit/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit dual boot.
2. My wife's machine is a Toshiba U500 with Windows 7 Professioanl 64-bit.

Normally, I use the U500 as a hub: I connect it to the internet using a 3G-enabled Sony Ericsson Elm that I control through Sony Ericsson PC Suite 6.011.00* (I have an unlimited connectivity plan.) As soon as the U500 is connected, I set up a WEP-encrypted ad hoc network and connect my B300 (regardless of which system I happen to be booted into) and my wife's iPhone.**

I can do the same if I choose to boot into Windows 7 on my B300 and use that as the hub.

My question however, is as to why I can't get this whole setup to work out with Windows XP. I normally use the exact same way to connect to the internet (Elm and SE PC Suite), and I've attempted to set up an ad hoc network when I'm booted into Windows XP (through Windows and through Intel Proset), and I even managed to get the U500 and my wife's iPhone to connect to the network, but neither machine would get any internet access, even though I made sure to turn on Internet Connection Sharing for the connection.

So I'm beginning to wonder if it's even possible to get it to work with XP (as opposed to 7) being the hub.

*Sorry, but Sony Ericsson PC Companion sucks.
** Note, though, that my other Sony Ericsson Elm (and a Hazel I keep around for emergencies) can connect to that network, but won't access the internet through it for some reason. I need help with this one too.

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Hello everyone. I'm not totally certain this topic should go in this thread so if it should be elsewhere, mod's, of course feel free to move it. Thanks.

Okay, I have a basic network setup at home. I have a Netopia wireless DSL router and connected to that I have a small network switch. In this room I have 6 personal PC's connected, all wired directly into either the Netopia or the switch. All of the PC's are running Windows XP Professional except for one, which is running Windows Server 2008.

On 2 of the personal PC's I have Microsoft Virtual PC installed and have a Windows Server 2008 virtual machine on each of them. So that makes a total of 3 instances of Windows Server 2008 on my network - one installed directly on a PC and the other two being virtual machines. They each have hard coded IP address information and can ping the gateway (the Netopia) and devices on the Internet (I can ping yahoo.com, for instance).

Here's some background on why I'm asking for help. My problem arises when I try to go through some exercises where I'm trying to get these 3 2008 servers to communicate with each other. The firewall's on them are off (I did this as a step to resolve the issue but it didn't make a difference) and they cannot ping one another. I tried to go through some Active Directory Domain Services and DNS exercises but couldn't get through half of them because the servers aren't communicating, or aren't able to ... Read more

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I hope people don't mind my "cross-posting" Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine? - which I put in the devices forum yesterday, but the solution might be more a networking issue.

I am not with my computers right now so can't test it, but perhaps Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows solves my problem.

Summarizing the problem:
I have a computer that used to run Windows XP 32 bit
I upgraded it this week to Windows 7 64 bit
This machine has a printer USB connected to it
Prior to the upgrade, all the other Windows 7 and XP computers in my house could remotely print to that printer
Now only the other Windows 7 computer in the house can remotely print to it - none of the XPs can
Yes, the printer has been shared
A wrinkle I discovered last night is that from one of the XP computers, I CAN print remotely, from my account on that computer with the same user id and password as on the Win7 computer that has the printer attached. But from the same remote XP computer, different account, I can "see" the printer, but stuff just builds up in the print queue without printing and without error messages.

What I want is:
EVERY computer in the house (Win7 box connected to the printer, plus remote Win7 and XP machines) can print
Accomplish this WITHOUT having to set up each remote computer with an account with the same username and password as I use on my Win7 computer
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A:Networking issue - Win7 printer, XP remote machines

in the sharing properties of the printer, add the "Everyone" group with print and manage print jobs checked.

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I would like to share files with my friend who lives about 1 mile away.

We both have broadband connections and are using xp home. please could you tell me how to do this.

cheers in advance

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Dear Friends

I have a wireless netgear router with 3 computers connected . 2 wireless and one cabled. They have been working happily until Sunday none of them will work.
I called Netgear and did some test. I can ping the router and replies oK. I can also ping Yahoo.com and replies ok but cannot browse. Netgear Tech support thinks is my Internet browser. I have anti virus software and they are all up to date.

I can se the wireless light and the network connection on my router busy flashing but cannt to access any web pages. Please help me.
Thanks Nicky

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unplug that router for 10 minutes and reboot the computers

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https://modern.ie/ used to supple several virtual machine downloads to cater for previous Internet Explorer versions, 7-10. They seem to have all been removed and no longer available as the only option is for a single
IE11 and Edge VM.
Here is a GitHub repo https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines which has all the previous download URLs and there is an open issue https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines/issues/14 indicating
that the VMs are non-existent anymore.
I need to download these VMs to test work for clients. I know it's old tech but it's essential for me.
Any idea where to get them from, or where an old archive download may be?

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We have been facing a weird issue on a domain environment where some of the connected pcs are showing IDENTIFYING... internet access.
All services are working properly, but we feel some slowness in the network and we are suspecting some machine is broadcasting and causing network devices to feel lost.

We have found also a single machine having a mac of 00:00:00:00 but we are unable to locate it so could this machine have something to do with such behavior and where should we really start from.

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We've just installed new fast win2k machines to our university network but accessing the network neighbourhood etc takes ages...the prehistoric win98 machines next to them are much much quicker - has anyone come accross this problem before -

The network cards are of equivalent specification - and I think they're set up right so why does this happen.


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Well, this seems like a case of malware, but given that it has struck both vista machines at the same time, I am starting the thread in the Vista forum.

This morning, I got up and discovered that both of the Vista machines in our 4 machine network, are un-able to access the internet via browser. Strangely, they can access each other, share files, and I can even ping out to google from a command line, but that is as far as it goes. I get a connection error in both IE and Firefox. I can access the internet without issue on my XP laptop which I am presently typing on. It seems odd that whatever is at play affected both machines at the same time, which is why I tend to think malware, but who knows..

When I diagnose Connection problems in IE it tells me that windows did not detect any problems with this computers network connection.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista.

Start, Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log
No good.. any advice appreciated..

A:Solved: Both Vista machines in my network, suddenly cannot access the internet via br

My first suspect is a non-Windows firewall or security suite.

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So here's the deal: I've successfully networked my desktop to a netbook. Both units are part of the same workgroup, have unique names, blah blah blah. They recognize each other and all that good stuff. The point of the network is to allow my netbook to access videos, pictures, music, and my printer... all of this being on my desktop. I can access the netbook from my desktop but not the other way around. When I try to access my desktop via my netbook I get a window asking for a user name and password. How can I get rid of this or at least set/reset this user and pass? Oh ya... my desktop is xp pro and my netbook is xp home.

A:networking access issue

I've actually moved this thread to the networking section. Sorry.

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I reactivated my Windows 7 today and afterwards I got a really weird error. I can access the internet fine on both my wireless and lan, however when i go to access other computers on the network (\\*computername*), or attempt to RDP TO ANOTHER COMPUTER, i get a password challenge which is normal, then it just hangs.....

I have tried to isolate it by wireless or LAN both do the same thing. Disabled firewalls, etc. I am kind of at a loss here. I run a clean ship the install had basically been sitting unactivated since the timer ran out and i bought a key this afternoon since i decided to use the laptop for an HTPC.. I had no issues with it before hand in December. I installed all latest updates after this to see if it would fix it with no luck. Any help would be appriciated.

Also I can ping the machines fine

A:Odd Networking Issue Cannot access shares or RDP

Have you tried with ipaddress? Have you turned on File and Printer sharing?

If both machines are on the same network and are pingable, have created shares then it should work.

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I'm trying to fix a computer for a friend of mine and the problem it is having does not make any sense to me whatsoever.
First, here's a few specs from their computer:

Acer desktop computer
Windows XP Home Edition
151 MB RAM

They use dial-up using an AOL account. What has happened is that they can dial up, and connect to AOL and even read their mail. But when they attempt to go to any web page (either through AOL or using IE) they get the Action Canceled/This Page Cannot Be Displayed error messages from not being able to access the internet.
Also, when the computer is dialing to AOL, it only connects with the 3rd dial-up number (even if the 1st phone number is the same as the 3rd). The first two dialings connect (I can hear the modem connecting) and then it fails during the 'Negotiating Network' step of AOL. But the 3rd time goes through.

So they can access the internet to read their email, but that's it. Programs can't access updates. I installed Ad-Aware and tried to get the update and it couldn't get it (though I ran and cleared some junk off with the recent download I obtained before I went there). And I couldn't even run SpyBot because it won't run without obtaining an update, which I couldn't get.

Here is the Hijack This log for the system. Maybe something in here is causing the problem and fixing it my solve the issue...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:27:08 PM, on 6/25/2005
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Computer Setup

1 Desktop Clone - XP Pro SP2

1 Portable - Vista Ultimate

1 Netgear Router

Currently the two machines listed above can see each other, have internet and share files.

I just received a new computer from Work with XP2 and has policies that limit what I can do. When I log into this machine it requires user name/password/domain name connected or not connected a network.

At home I can connect with this machine to my network for internet- wired or wireless after adding WEP key.

What I am looking to do is Remote into my computer upstairs so I dont leave any footprints on the new portable. With the other portable this is possible. (Desktop is upstairs and I stay downstairs most often.

I can not get this new computer to see my other computer. This is where im stuck.

Any thoughts??

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If they are both accessing the internet through the same router failure to ping is almost definitely a firewall issue. You didn't mention ping, but I assume that's what you meant by "see."

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Hi all
A question i need answered. A friend has a computer with a lan card installed and windows 98 se installed. He is having a new base unit built also with a lan card installed and also running win98 se.
He wants to network the two machines together but he only has one mouse/monitor/keyboard.
He will be using the new base unit with the above attached, the question is how to network the other machine without keyboard and monitor etc....is it possible if so how?
Thanks in advance Atomic666

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hi there
i am trying to network my home machine)XP) to an old laptop(NT)
they both can see each other but i cant access in either direction
any ideas

A:help networking XP and NT machines

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Have had a go at Brink's tutorial on setting up a home network (have three machines all plugged into the modem) so that I can send data from one to the other, but am getting to the password bit and it's telling me I can't use that password.

Now is the password for the UAC logon for any particular machine? or do I have to create one.

I am trying to do it with the cables to the modem / router - TP-Link TD-W8960n as I have my wireless disabled as I don't need it and prefer cables. Plus I would really like to be able to use the printer from each machine.

Sorry Brink but it looked so easy and I am now stuck for an answer.

A:Networking my machines

One word: HomeGroup.

If all of the machines are Windows 7, HomeGroup it up. It's MUCH easier, IMO.

If you have public sharing turned on but are being asked for a password, it is because machine A is trying to access B yet B has an account with the same name as A so B says that A should supply the password for the account on B, regardless.

Can we have some deets on the OS setups, please?

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Please Help!!!

I am trying to network 3 computers together!! Setup as follows:

Machine #1: Windows XP Home (connects to the internet using USB Modem)

Machine #2: Windows XP Pro Laptop

Machine #3: Windows 2000

Can get internet on all 3 machines via ICS but can only network the XP Home machine & Windows 2000 machine. The XP Pro machine will not network at all!!!!!

Any help would be greatly received.


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Are they on the same workgroup? Did you try browsing by their individual IP addresses instad of their computer names?

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I recently tried networking two computers in my house, both running Windows 2000 Pro, but failed miserably. I posted a message on a Microsoft forum and received several replies, which helped greatly. After successfully setting up the LAN, I experienced and continue to experience difficulties sharing my dial-up connection. I am not looking for a high-speed connection, but simply for browsing, and this has worked in the past. I do not know how to configure the connection to run on the second comp at all, and am not even sure which properties or sharing config. window to open. If anyone has an idea or a guide, please respond. Thanks.


A:Help networking (2) Win2K machines....

How are these computers networked? Hub? Crossover Cable?

Do you have Internet Connection Sharing installed on one PC?

Do you then have the other pc's network interface card set to obtain on IP address automatically?

Could you do an ipconfig /all on both computers and paste that information here.

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I have five computers on my home network, four wired and one wireless. File and print sharing was fine between all the computers prior to installing McAfee VirusScan Plus on two of them, one in the living room and one in the family room. There is no print sharing issues, just file sharing between two of them.

Despite the install, the other three computers on the network share files fine the good old way through Shared Folders in My Network Places.

These three computers can only access one of the two McAfee VirusScan Plus installed computers but not the other one.

Curiously, the two computers with the McAfee VirusScan Plus installed can access the shared folders in the three non- McAfee VirusScan Plus installed machines just fine.

McAfee Tech Support seems at a loss. They have had me do everything but dance a jig, to no avail. Their tech support appears not to be in the USA. The documentation supplied could use some improvements. There is a serious lack of operational detail and explanation.

Let me give you an update on the problem because the problem seems half solved and to give you a bit more of an idea of my network setup.

I have two computers with the McAfee VirusScan Plus installed. This installs a McAfee Security Center Program that allows you to view the status of as well as configure the installed Antivirus, Firewall, Network Security, Email scanning and Parental control features. Both wired computers are Dell 8000 series. One is in the Family room and the o... Read more

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I currently have 2 computers connected to my router. One machine has XP Home and the other has XP Pro. I put both computer in the same workgroup and set up folders on each machine to share. The problem Im having is that on the XP Home machine, I can access the shared folders on the XP Pro machine. But I cant access the XP Home shared folders from the XP Pro machine. How can I fix this problem? I cant seem to figure out what could be wrong. I have done this before on Windows 2000 Pro before, and had no problems. Now that Im running XP on both machines, I cant do what I used to be able to do with ease.

A:Networking Question on XP Machines

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Hi all,

I've read though a few post regarding this and done everything suggested but unfortunately it did not work.

I am running 2 pc's and sharing the internet connection through a Netgear RP614v2 Router. The internet connections work fine on both computers but i cant get file/print sharing to work on either one.

I have created both of the 98 usernames on the xp comp

run the xp network setup wizard on both

checked they are both on the same work group

checked tcp/ip and file sharing are enabled on both

But it dosent work I can't even ping the machines. On the 98 machine, whenever i go to network neighbourhood and go click on entire network I get the error message "unable to browse the network" I was expecting workgroup to come up right? and then be able to brows the machines in workgroup.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Networking XP and 98se machines

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Currently we are using an HP 3015 All-In-One on an older Dell 9100 running XP Media Center 2005. I am stumped as to how to get a Win7(64) machine and a Vista 64 machine to recognize the XP printer. I can locate the printer via a wired router from the Vista and 7 machines. But an error message appears that I need a driver. I have hooked up the printer to the Win 7 and Vista machines individually and the driver automatically loads. Printer works fine. That tells me that the drivers are present on the Vista 64 and the 7 64 machines, but when I go back to having the printer attached to the XP machine, I cannot print from the V/64 or 7/64 machines and I am told I need a driver. I downloaded the Vista 64 driver onto the XP machine, but cannot get it to install. I have printer sharing turned on. Does the Vista 64 driver have to be present on the XP machine? I have run the install disk on both the V/64 and the 7/64 machines and it asks if I want to install the printer directly or is it on a network. I reply network, but the search reveals no printer even though I can find the printer on the network map.

Alternately, is a cable / adapter available that would allow me to split the printer cable via USB? It would need to be "backward" splitter, meaning that the printer cable that would conventionally plug into the computer would need to split into two receptacles for two USB cables?

I am really stumped on this one!!!!

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Is it possible to connect 4 computer systems with NO HDD to a Win NT server?
if yes how.

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I recently purchased a used computer that has a legal copy of XP Pro on it (computer A). I'm trying to network it with my already-existing computer that runs XP Pro (Computer B). No matter what steps I take, I can not access the Home computer from my Pro computer. I've have both joined to the same workgroup. I have gone on both computers and given permissions to folders on both hard drives. When I tried to go on computer A to connect to the printer that's connected to computer B, nothing I do works. The printer is directly connected to the source computer (computer B).

Not sure if this matters, but at the location (where computer A is right now), there used to be another, much slower computer, that also ran XP Pro. I have since moved that computer to a separate location in the house (now computer C). I figure if I can figure out the problem above, with computer C.

I've spent the past 2 nights scouring the internet, google, and microsoft.com but have not had any luck fixing this problem. Prior to buying computer A, I had computer B and C hooked up with no problem.

Can anyone suggest a website or location, or perhaps tips, that explain networking/sharing of XP Home and Pro computers? Nothing i seem to do is working.

Thanks to anyone and all that reply.



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I have two XP pro machines that previously were able to be networked. I moved them to another part of the house and now I can ping either machine successfully. I use Comcast as my ISP. One one of the machines the ip address is 10.1.x.x the other machines ip address is 192.168.x.x. The 10.x machine is using a wired connection. The 192.x machine is using a wireless connection via an Linksys router.
Any suggestions on how I can these XP Pro's machine networking again would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Problems networking two XP Pro machines

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i am trying to learn how to network computers together to share info, i have two IBM T60 laptops and want to share folders back and forth. From machine two i can get everything that i mark as share from computer one, on computer one, whenever i try to connect to computer two, the login pops up and wants me to enter a password for computer two, to log on as a guest. is there someplace within computer two i can find out what that password is, and also, how would i set this up so i do not have to enter a password in the future? i can ping comp. two to the first comp, but but cant get the first comp to see the second.

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A:networking two machines together? password problem!

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I have a small office network. One of the computers has Win 98 SE, four have Win 2000 Pro, one has Win XP personal and the newest, which just came today, has Win XP Pro.

They've all been configured to have the same workgroup name and I've check that.

Most of them, until today, could 'see' each other's hard drives, and print to each other's printers with no hassle.

When we got the machine which came with the WinXP personal, we couldn't see onto that hard drive but we could send files over to the "Shared files folder." And then, on that machine, we could take those files and move them to where we needed them.

Today I added the new computer with Win XP Pro. And suddenly, I can't print to anyone else or even get onto any other machine. They ask for a username and password.

I DON'T HAVE PASSWORDS DEFINED. I'm at one machine which has Win2000 on it. I tried to print to a printer across the network on the machine with Win98 on it and I'm asked for a password! I don't HAVE a password!

I have NO idea what to do next. This is making the network unusable for me.

The machines with WinXP personal and WinXP Pro can easily talk to each other, but none of the others.

A:Networking and can't login to other machines on the network

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There's actually a XP x86 too but I dont even care about that at this point. In a nutshell,... im trying to network my laptop and my desktop. I have them connected to a hub with rj45. I also have a printer thats connected to this hub also via rj45. An XP x86 machine too. ALL computers can make use of the printer with no problems whatsoever.

The problem is I access the one Vista x64 from the other. Each mahcine shows up just fine on the other. I can even see the drive that I am sharing on each. But when I go to access the drive, the computer tells me that I do not have permission.

I enabled sharing for one drive on each machine.
I have permissions set to full for "Everyone".
I have Network Discovery ON.
I have File Sharing ON.
I have Password Protected Sharing OFF.

In that same window there are two networks:

Network(Private Network)
Access: Local And Internet
Connection: Local Area Connection

Unidentified Network(Public Network)
Access: Local Only
Connection: Loacl Area Connection 2

My machine has two rj45 ports. One goes to another hub/ router setup so I can gain access to the internet. The other goes to this single hub I am using to network the computer and the printer together. I'm assuming the "Network" is the one for the Internet connection and the "Unidentifed Network" is the hub. I dont know. I tried changing it to a private network but everytime I reboot Vista changes it back.

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A:Problem networking two Vista x64 machines.

do you have the guest account enabled? it was a while ago, but i had a problem similar to what you're stating. on my desktop, which is the computer that everyone gets onto, i had the guest account enabled. from my laptop, which is mine alone, i would be able to see the shared drives on the desktop, but could not access it. i found that when i disabled the guest account, then all was well with accessing the desktop from my laptop.

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Folks -
I've got a problem in trying to set up two WIndows XP machines to do Windows networking. In a nutshell, Machine A can see the shares on Machine B, but not vice versa.

I have two machines connected to a wireless AP and 4 port hub router. Both machines can access the Internet. Both machines can ping each other. Firewalls are not an issue (problem has occured with and without the firewalls being enabled).

Here's the setup:

Machine A: foobar
running Windows XP Home.
Static IP address:
One shared printer, one shared disk (C$),
One shared directory.

Machine B: laptop
Running WIndows XP Pro (SP1)
DHCP address:
ONe share printer, one share directory.

Both machines are in the same workgroup.

Each is configured to use the LMHOSTS file, which contains the names of the machines and their IP addresses. Likewise, the HOSTS file contains the IP address and name of each machine as well.
Each is configured to use the default settings for Windows networking.
Each stack is the same:

Windows client
File and Printer Sharing

Machine B is configured to auto-login.
Machine A has two user accounts, the account I've been using has no password.

Here's the problem:

Machines A can see the shares on Machine B. "net view \\laptop" returns immediately with the
two shares.

Machine B cannot see the shares on Machine A at all.

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"net view \\foobar" fails.
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A:Windows Networking failing between 2 XP machines

Seen this a few times and running SFC /scannow solved the problem in about a dozen instances.

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Hi. I have a Linksys e2000 router, SSID set to ROBWLAN, WPA2 Personal encryption. There are two computers connected, one is Win7 x64 (hardwired connection), the other is XP x32 (wireless). The two used to file-share just fine, but recently neither computer can see the other on the network map. They're both in the same workgroup (also ROBWLAN). Neither computer can access shared files on the other, whether via the 'Add Network Place' dialog, by adding a share as a network drive, or by simply typing \\COMPUTERNAME\SHARE in Explorer.

The Win7 computer is using 128-bit encryption, password protection is turned OFF, network discovery is ON, and it is not part of a Homegroup.

The wireless adapter on the XP computer doesn't show that it has a link-layer topology responder installed, but when I tried to install one from microsoft, it told me that the XP machine already had it installed, probably from SP3. It has the WPA2 encryption set to AES (not sure what that means).

I'm at the far end of my limited expertise in these matters. I've spent hours in futile searches for solutions, and hell, I even tried finding help in the Windows Help and Support center, but it just told me to do a bunch of stuff I've already done six times over. Hope someone can help! Let me know if you need any additional details. ~Rob

Win7 x64 PC:

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A:Networking Problems between XP and Win7 x64 Machines

Usually a firewall (or security suite) problem on one or both PCs, but could also be a defective or at least confused router.

What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on each system?

If you'd prefer to deal with the router first reset it to factory default settings and try. You could also try connecting both PCs by ethernet.

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Hi, guys.

After 18 months with my purty new computer, things have gotten a little rusty and I am going to reformat and start anew. I have decided, since Microsoft Windows is no longer suitable for a lot of what I do (and, with the advent of Longhorn, will be even less suitable), to use a Linux-derived operating system.

However, I share an internet connection with another computer in the house which does and will continue to use Windows XP.

Is it possible to easily re-establish the same network setup that I have now, even if I will be using a Linux system and the other PC will be using Windows?

- ajwatts

P.S. - At this stage I am not asking HOW to do it, just if it can be done and how easy/difficult it is to do.

A:Networking between Linux and Windows machines

I had a Linux machine and a Win 98 SE behind a router, and was able to file share and surf with both.

Does that anser your question?

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Something very strange (at least to me) is going on with my networking and internet connection capabilities... let me describe:

I am currently able to connect to the internet only via my built-in wireless card in my Toshiba Satellite laptop (running XP Media Center), and only with Mozilla. Opera or Explorer just show up with a blank page and nothing else.

When I disable my wireless and plug in an ethernet cable (connected to a cable modem), I am not able to connect, just blank pages everywhere.

Under my Network Connections page, I see a 1394 connection Connected and Firewalled, and I am unable to repair it (an error msg comes up saying TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection, cannot proceed). I am unable to delete it (an error msg comes up saying "You cannot delete a connection while it is busy connecting").

In Mozilla, the only browser that seems to work (and only with my wireless enabled, not with a hard-wire), I am unable to download and play any audio files (I've tried RealAudio, WMA, ITunes, nothing works).

What in the hell is going on here? I'm baffled... any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Very Puzzling Internet/Networking Issue, Help!

Well I figured out part of the problem - I am now able to connect with a hard-wire, but Mozilla is still the only browser that works, and I am still unable to download or stream any kind of audio file... any ideas? Thanks.


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I have somewhat of a strange problem that recently has put my online gaming on hold.
Recently I had been playing Americas Army on line with no problems. Then all of a sudden, I go to update the available servers, and nothing happens? No activity.

I am running a Dell pentium 4 1.4GIG (756 Ram) Windows XP system.
Connection to the internet is through an external Actiontec DSL modem connected to an Actiontec cable DSL router model R3020QU , and then to a linksys switch 5 port. All cable connected.
No firewall connected via Windows XP or other software. Everything appears to be normal on my internet connection, by the way which is AOL.

The only thing that occurred during the day that I encountered the problem, was a short power failure. I restared the system and the dsl modem, and router.
In talking to tech advisors for the game, they feel it is a router, or switch related problem. Even so I re-installed the game, and the same thing keeps happening.
I am lost.

In my network connections I have the following two items listed:
1394 Connection connection 2 (which I dont understand??) Is there a need for this one??
Local Area connection 2 (which appears to run the internet for me)
Actiontec does not have a driver update for this router on the net, so I am stuck with the original CD driver.
Does anyone have any ideas for me??
I dont know what to do , and am basicly a baby when it comes to internet networking.
Should I remove the networking devices, and re-install the software?
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A:Internet Networking Game issue

I would say your router has lost it's config after the power outage and lost the port forwarding setup for the game server. Go into the router config ad see if port forwarding has become disabled.

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I set up a home network between two computers both running XP Home. The only thing I want to network is internet access. I'm using a Linksys Broadband Firewall Router, BEFSX41, with network cable between each computer. The network is set up, but it has one of the computers as the server and the other as a client. Is there any way I can set up both computers as clients to the ISP, Roadrunner?


A:Home Networking-Internet Access Only

Typically you connect your cable/dsl to the WAN port on the router.
Connect your computers to the Ethernet ports.
The default setting on most routers is for DHCP
Then you can just set each computer to obtain an IP address automatically.

How is yours configured?

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Hello first time using this site dont know if this is posted in the right place, but any way here is my problem.

I have a new laptop and it runs on vista, I was able to access the internet ok for a couble of weeks then it started to get difficult to access it.

Im using internet explorer from a DSL Router and ethernet cable it would just load a blank page with diagnose problem option. time after time.

it took much diagnosing with anwers such as 'too many connections' but after switching off the router (ten secs approx) and a combination of unplugging cable it and reconnecting it the internet suddenly worked sometime quicker than others.

This soon came to the point that no matter what I did it would not connect at all with Limited and no connectivity on my network icon but this could be due to exceding download limit for the month which coincided with problem.

A new month I tried to access the internet and same story couldnt get on at all it still had the limited and no connectivity on icon,

phoned service provider support who got me to test router status by url address it said connected so it wasnt to do with it.

Then he told me to delete defult network connection,
he then instructed me to reboot in safe mode with Networking from this the internet worked fine

He then suggested that some antivirus program or something else was blocking connection. he told me to restart in normal mode and uninstall of exit any such programes. The only one was wind... Read more

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For the past three days I've been trying to get my brother on a wireless network. He has two computers on the network. One of the computers see's the router the other one doesn't. I've tried many things to get it to work including:
1. Reinstalling the adapter
2. Changing the adapter
3. Updating the driver
4. Making him an access point
5. Changing adapters
6. Having the router software control the adapter
7. Changing the router
8. Changing the modem cable
9. Changed USB ports
10. Used a flash drive to import settings
11. Deleted the hidden networking file
12. Rebooted many times
13. Installed different software
14. Repaired the connection
15. Renewed all the IP's

I think that's about all I did

When I create the wireless network it always assigns a number after: wireless connection (7 for example), even after I delete the file and reboot. As I have said before the other computer works, but the other doesn't.

The computer that works specs:
Dell 8400

Computer that doesn't:
Emachines W3107

Belkin router

Belkin USB 2.0 Adapters (2)

Connection type:
Both are wireless, with no wired computer

If you need more information just ask, I got plenty. Please help.

A:Networking help -Other computer can't access internet

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7 put up a network wizard as soon as I started the machine and I answered questions as best I could. I had trouble renaming the workgroup but think I've done that ok and was connected to the internet immediately, but wouldn't argue if you told me I had created a problem somewhere along here.

Our setup is:
Desktop running XP, which is connected to the wireless router by cable
Laptop running Vista
Laptop running 7

The problem is mainly on the (new) 7 laptop. When I go to network, only the Vista laptop appears above the line (not even the 7 laptop itself!) and below the line are media devices with the name of the 7 laptop and the name of the XP desktop.

When viewing the network map I see the 7 laptop connected by solid lines to a large question mark named "Unknown", which is in turn connected by solid lines to the router, which is connected by solid lines to the internet. The Vista laptop is connected by broken lines to the router.

The XP desktop has no trouble seeing both laptops and the Vista laptop has no trouble seeing the 7 laptop and the XP desktop. The problem is only with the 7 laptop not being able to see the XP desktop.

A:Problem networking 7 machine with Vista and XP machines

Quote: Originally Posted by JaneV

7 put up a network wizard as soon as I started the machine and I answered questions as best I could. I had trouble renaming the workgroup but think I've done that ok and was connected to the internet immediately, but wouldn't argue if you told me I had created a problem somewhere along here.

Our setup is:
Desktop running XP, which is connected to the wireless router by cable
Laptop running Vista
Laptop running 7

The problem is mainly on the (new) 7 laptop. When I go to network, only the Vista laptop appears above the line (not even the 7 laptop itself!) and below the line are media devices with the name of the 7 laptop and the name of the XP desktop.

When viewing the network map I see the 7 laptop connected by solid lines to a large question mark named "Unknown", which is in turn connected by solid lines to the router, which is connected by solid lines to the internet. The Vista laptop is connected by broken lines to the router.

The XP desktop has no trouble seeing both laptops and the Vista laptop has no trouble seeing the 7 laptop and the XP desktop. The problem is only with the 7 laptop not being able to see the XP desktop.

Jane Hi and welcome

Are you using "homegroup" in win 7 for networking? Homegroup is for win 7 machines only, in mixed environments workgroup should be used. Its pretty easy to do. Just create a new network using the workgroup connection. Le... Read more

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Hello, I am a PC tech, and I have gotten 3 laptops with the same issue this week. All unrelated, and the first 2 I just formatted to fix the issue, but now I would like to get to the bottom of this. I have gone ahead and ran HijackThis.exe. Here is my log file. I know its gotta be a service or a malware, please help meh!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:44:21 AM, on 9/13/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16448)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell Webcam\Dell Webcam Central\WebcamDell2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\DellComms\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\Roxio Burn.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe

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A:No Internet Access, except Safe Mode with Networking

Maybe you need to read about the McAfee update problem which has been causing connection problems. I believe this is the source of your problems.

McAfee - Resolving the recent update issues with McAfee Consumer Products

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OK, here goes. I hope I have provided you with what you need. I am new at this so please be patient

Also, I do not have access to a windows installation disc. Never got one with my computer.

I have tried everything I can think of and I cannot access the internet except for in safe mode with networking. Please HELP!!!

Thanks in advance!!!


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Mom at 13:49:00.00 on Mon 05/17/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18828 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.530 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.7.1098 [VPS 090228-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
AV: Norton Internet Security *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Outdated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *enabled* (Outdated) {CBB7EE13-8244-4DAB-8B55-D5C7AA91E59A}
FW: Norton Internet Security *disabled* {7C21A4C9-F61F-4AC4-B722-A6E19C16F220}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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A:I can only access the internet in safe mode w/networking

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It appears you attached the gmer log twice, both in ark.zip and attach.zip, instead of the second dds log, Attach.txt. Please simply attach Attach.txt to your next reply.


Is Norton(Symantec) antivirus installed along with avast! or is Norton an old installation? At the least you have Norton remnants left on your computer.

If Norton(Symantec) is still installed, please uninstall all Norton/Symantec entries via Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features. Do not restart your computer if prompted.

Whether Norton was installed or not, do the following:

Please download the Norton Removal Tool and Save it to your Desktop.Close all programs and double-click the Norton_Removal_Tool.exe then click Run
In Vista/Win7, right-click and choose 'Run as Administrator'.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Restart your computer if asked.
Then delete Norton_Removal_Tool.exe from your desktop.

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Hi. I am wanting to ask you all this question about cable Internet access and home networking. Ok, here is the situation, soon my boyfriend might be moving in with me and he wants to get cable Internet access because it is the only high speed Internet available in our area. Well, if he moves in there is going to be two extra computers in this house. Both are Windows XP computers like this one. I just want to know if we will have to get a cable modem for each and every computer of if we can connect them all and make them all access the Internet through one computer, sort of like a server or something. However, we do not want any of the computers to be a dedicated server. We want them all to be workstations. Any advice?

A:Cable Internet Access and Home Networking...

The easiest way, and pretty cheap to boot, is a broadband router. There are a host of them available, and you should be able to pick one up for around $40, and sometimes there are rebate deals that bring the price down to $15-20. For about twice the money, you can add wireless capability to the broadband router. It's the easiest option to configure, and will network all the machines and provide shared Internet.

You can use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on one computer and not buy the router, but it's somewhat of a PITA, that computer has to be on all the time to access the Internet from any computer, etc. I strongly recommend the broadband router.

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Ok, I'm new to this site, so bear with me please. I have two Dell laptops. I am connecting to a Dell Latitude D820 (os Windows XP), with my Dell Inspiron, (os Windows 7). I can see the latitude in my network and can connect, but have no internet access. here are my issues:

1st - I do diagnostics on the connection and the Gateway IP ping fails.
2nd - The latitude uses a Verizon Aircard to get to the internet
3rd - I was on the phone with Dell support for 1 and 1/2 hrs, and they couldn't figure it out?!?
4th - I had it working at one point, but had done so many things .... not sure what made it work.
5th - Do I need a router in order to use the internet connection from the latitude. I do have a linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router that I used with a linksys router on the desktop I was using that had no built in wireless card.
6th - Was the Dell guy correct in saying that I cannot go wireless to wireless between laptops?
7th- Do I use aquire IP automatically or put the IP, Subnet, and Default Gateway in manually?

Gosh this is soooooo frustrating to me. Any help would be appreciated.

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My computer has been slow for quite some time now, and recently (like a week or 10 days ago) we couldn't access the internet at all. We went through all of the usual steps with BellSouth, yadayada...

I have virus software, but never any indication of a virus. Someone told maybe it was a registry issue? I only know enough to be dangerous, so here I am.

I am posting my HJT log. Please let me know what else I can post to help to get this fixed.

I have three kids, ages 10, 14, and 17, so there is quite a bit of mileage here.....
Thanks in advance for anything you can do to help!!!

ps. it is my birthday, so any help I can get to get this thing running would be the best gift ever!!!!!!!!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:15:04, on 5/18/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: myBabylon English Toolbar - {b2e293ee-fd7e-4c71-a714-5f4750d8d7b7} - C:\Program

Files\myBabylon_English\tbmyBa.dll (file missing)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common

O2 - BHO: AskBar BHO - {201f27d4-3704-41d6-89c1-aa35e39143ed} - C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\a... Read more

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Hello All,

I would like to share files between 4 laptops (1 host and 3 guest) but do not need internet access. I have a wireless netgear wgr614 router to use and want to know if this is possible. If so, how do I enable all the computers to see each other.

I have been going through the post but did not find one that was like what I need. The post that I found were using the internet and I will not have internet access for this project.

Can this be done using my router only?

A:Networking four laptops using a router without Internet access

of course

config all PCs to use DHCP (should be the default anyway)

connect all to the router LAN side.

each system will get a unique IP address related to the routers default
eg: if the router is a, then all systems will be the same 192.168.1.
and the trailing digit will be unique, {2,3,4,5}

using a command prompt you should be able to ping any other system using the IP addresses, eg ping​that says they all 'see each other'

Now setup Print/File Sharing on one system;
open any folder and click the Tools menu -> Folder Options
click View tab and scroll to bottom
[x] the Use Simple File Sharing

Now enable Print/File Sharing Exception in the firewall
Control Panel->Windows Firewall
click Exceptions Tab
[x] File & Print Sharing
Repeat (1-2) on one other system

This will allow the common Shared Documents
@ \Documents & Settings\ or \Users\ All Users\Shared Documents
to become accessible to all users

You access a Share in two ways

Map Network Drive
run \\systemName\shareName


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I have a networked pc that I need to block internet access to without loosing the ability to see and use network resources

A:block internet access without loosing networking

You could add a bogus proxy setting and that would prevent it from going to the internet but still maintain network drives,etc

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Hi everyone,

I just installed Vista on my computer, and was installing all my programs when I had to reboot. I did so, but then realised I'd lost my internet (it had been working up until then). A 'Diagnose and Repair' found that "The network adapter 'Nvidia nForce Networking Controller' is experiencing driver or hardware related issues."

As I said, the internet had been working up until then. I haven't installed any Windows updates (it's set to alert me of new ones).

I have had this problem before: I installed Vista, internet worked, rebooted after installing various programs, internet didn't work. Left it overnight & tried again next day, internet worked. Sometime later after reboot, internet didn't work. I then tried to install the Nvidia chipset driver again, but it froze part way through the install. This is when I wiped the entire hard drive and started again, but the problem is back.

Any and all help would be much appreciated!

A:No internet - Nvidia nForce Networking Controller issue

hi BWPanda,

not sure if this will fix you problem but have the exact same NIC card built into the mother board and had the same problem when I updated its driver with the NVidia driver.

To fix the problem what i done was Uninstalled the card then rescanned for hardware to let windows pick up the driver automaticly, that way it uses the driver it likes best.


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I have a vista ACER 57152.
I can access internet via cmd line, windows updates, BUT all browsers are blocked by something...
Tried restore points to over a year ago, installed new browsers, it seems all access to port 80 is blocked somewhere???
to add a real hard varible, the computer was made in france and is in French. all network connection get a valid IP address, but IE, Firefox, and Google crome will not access the internet.
Ran ComboFix, Malwarebytes, MS Security Essential and system is clean.

A:Solved: Vista networking - no access to internet thru any browser

Could be a mis-configured or corrupted non-Windows firewall or security suite. Do you have one?

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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