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Specific network settings based on wifi network

Question: Specific network settings based on wifi network

Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.

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Answer: Specific network settings based on wifi network

You can go into IPv4 Properties of this NIC, then you can use the Alternate configuration tab to set up the alternate IP, or use the Advanced tab to add a static IP/gateway/DNS etc. to TCP/IP.

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I'm hoping this is the right sub-forum for this question but I'm wondering about static IP addresses in windows 7 with multiple wireless networks, let me lay my scenario out for you guys:

I have a laptop with windows 7 on it, when I'm at home I want to set its IP to be 192.168.1.99 so that I always know the Ip for things like Webui's for foobar, winamp, QoS, and utorrent. however since I bring it to school regularly and I'm on the colleges wifi I need it to grab a dynamic IP address.... is this possible? does windows do this by default?
 

Answer:Specifying specific static ip addresses based on network in windows 7

do you have dhcp at home? either a dhcp reservation or alternate config.
 

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Hi everyone.
First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you on this helpful forum.
My problem is the following:
I'm trying to connect my laptop to the Internet, using my desktop computer (Acer) Internet connection.
My Acer is connected to the internet through a USB "stick" (normal, with no WiFi capabilities).
I also connected a WiFi Linksys router in order to create a wireless network with the laptop.
The router has an entry to a phoneline, and while having an ADSL connection (not so long ago) it served me just fine with the same purpose.
Right now I don't have ADSL (unfortunately), so the routher cannot connect directly to the Internet.
So, what I am trying to do is have my Acer Internet service "transmitted" to the laptop through the WiFi router.
Can it be done? I tried everything I could think of, but to no avail.
I can see the desktop computer in my network (when working with the laptop), but the Internet is not accessible.
I understand I have 2 separate connections (the USB Internet and the Wifi router), I just don't seem to be able to integrate both.
Both computers have Win7 Enterprise 64 Bit installed on them.
Thanks for your help!
Guy

Answer:Wifi network based on a USB connection

May I ask, what is this USB "Stick" that allows you to connect to the internet? Is it a USB wireless NIC or a mobile modem with a SIM card inside it?

As for the router I doubt it would work since home routers are designed for ADSL connections only and unless you have a managed router at which you can enter commands into you most likely won't get it to work as a wireless repeater as such.

Does the desktop have a wireless card inside it? There can be software out there in which it can turn your desktop into a wireless router and share its internet connection.

If not then it could be possible to share the connection over an ethernet connection however it is limited to one device at any one time. To do so you will need a crossover cable

Josh

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hi all i was just wondering how i can set a defined ip for the devices in my network
like my ipod would be 192.168.1.20 and so on because when my devices reconnect they get a random ip
 

Answer:settings specific ips for network devices

see if your router has a Static DHCP or DHCP Reservation option.

if so, you can enter the device's MAC address and associate it with a specific IP address within that config page.
 

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My Lenovo laptop recently had to have its hard drive replaced and Windows 10 has been installed rather than the original Windows 8.1 that was on the damaged hard drive. All was fine for about a week until a fault developed on BT's broadband network and after they'd fixed that, this laptop no longer connects to our BT Home Hub 5 Broadband Router. It will connect OK using an Ethernet cable and it will connect using wifi to a neighbour's Sky broadband system. All other devices in my house - PC, other laptops, iPads and phones etc. - have reconnected to the BT Home Hub 5 Broadband Router with no problem. The wifi adapter in the Lenovo laptop is obviously OK as it connects to my neighbours wifi without any problem, but why won't it connect to mine? Can anyone suggest a solution?

Answer:Can't wifi to a specific network in Windows 10

Originally Posted by flexenburger My Lenovo laptop recently had to have its hard drive replaced and Windows 10 has been installed rather than the original Windows 8.1 that was on the damaged hard drive. All was fine for about a week until a fault developed on BT's broadband network and after they'd fixed that, this laptop no longer connects to our BT Home Hub 5 Broadband Router. It will connect OK using an Ethernet cable and it will connect using wifi to a neighbour's Sky broadband system. All other devices in my house - PC, other laptops, iPads and phones etc. - have reconnected to the BT Home Hub 5 Broadband Router with no problem. The wifi adapter in the Lenovo laptop is obviously OK as it connects to my neighbours wifi without any problem, but why won't it connect to mine? Can anyone suggest a solution? and what does it say? what error it tells you?
you could try to remove the network profile so they act as it's the first time you set them up.
by going to registro to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles
and you delete the ones you want, but when you try to connect, it will act like it's a new network.

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Hi,This problem is driving me absolutely crazy. It means that I can only use my PC at home if I use a cable connection to the router.... Problem is that on my home network my T500 is having a very very slow access to the internet via wireless. On all other wifi network I have connected to there is no issue and speed is high. Also several colleagues have been here with their T500 and none of them experience any issues with speed. We all run on the same t500 model, ordered at the same time and with same setup. We use Windows XP. I have tried to update all drivers, I have called my network provider who have updated router software, changed frequency and all other things they could do to avoid interference etc. I have two other PC's at home - none of them have any issues. I have done a web seacrh and could see that I am far from alone with this strange issue of a T500 being slow on only a specific network (often a home network). Many different routers are involved, so I dont think it is  arouter problem (would also mean that my colleagues identical t500s would have issues right??). Have there been any reolution to this T500 problem?? Best regards and with hope of "salvation" :-) Christian 

Answer:T500 running very very slow on specific WIFI network only???

Which model of wireless card are you using? Intel 5100 or 5300 or thinkpad version?

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So I am attempting to connect to the wifi network at my girlfriends place, which I have done fine previously, but my laptop cant find it at all. I have tried restrarting my laptop, installing new drivers for the atheros wireless adaptor, resetting the router, but it still wont show up. It connects fine to other (older and newer) devices, and works fine when connected via ethernet cable, but it is hardly practical to sit on top of the router all day.

My laptop detects other networks fine, such as those of the neighbors and connects to my own home network fine. I have also tried deleting the saved network and manually connecting to the network while also checking the box about connecting even if the network is not broadcasting its SSID. Still nothing. I also checked power management settings and made sure it the network adaptor was using max performance power settings.

Previously when I set up their router, it was broadcasting on a single channel between 1 and 11, cant remember exactly which, and I have no reason to believe they have changed it.

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Answer:Cant find specific Wifi Network but works fine with other devices.

connect by ethernet and have a look at the name and channel- it could be using channel 12 or 13 which is allowed outside the US but your PC is using channels 1-11 if US based setting

look at the SSID name and if indeed set to broadcast

I have seen that issue a few times - although xirrus usually shows the channel

all those signals are very low

whats the name of the wireless signal at your girlfriends
and where is that xirrus screen shot from - your girlfriends ?
 

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Hello everyone!

I don't usually go the "beg for help on an unknown forum" route but I'm clearly out of my depth on this issue and hours of furious Googling and tweaking have not helped me one bit.

What I'm trying to do is trying to setup file sharing between 2 computers connected by an ethernet cable.
So far so good, except those 2 computers are ALSO part of a Wifi network to connect to the internet through a wireless router. There are other computers on this network (other roommates) that must NOT have access to anything shared on either on those 2 computers.

I've tried fiddling with homegroups but the only homegroups we can create are on the WiFi network. If I set the LAN connection to anything else but public by setting PC2 as a default gateway, I can't get access to the internet anymore.

How on earth can I set that up properly, if that's even possible?

EDIT: my brain is so close to imploding that I forgot basic curtesy-

Of course, thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:LAN file sharing between 2 specific computers on home WiFi network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aljady


Hello everyone!

I don't usually go the "beg for help on an unknown forum" route but I'm clearly out of my depth on this issue and hours of furious Googling and tweaking have not helped me one bit.

What I'm trying to do is trying to setup file sharing between 2 computers connected by an ethernet cable.
So far so good, except those 2 computers are ALSO part of a Wifi network to connect to the internet through a wireless router. There are other computers on this network (other roommates) that must NOT have access to anything shared on either on those 2 computers.

I've tried fiddling with homegroups but the only homegroups we can create are on the WiFi network. If I set the LAN connection to anything else but public by setting PC2 as a default gateway, I can't get access to the internet anymore.

How on earth can I set that up properly, if that's even possible?

EDIT: my brain is so close to imploding that I forgot basic curtesy-

Of course, thank you in advance for your help.


Sounds to me like you are using ICS to create a secondary wired connection for the second machine.

You need to use the LAN ports on the router or a switch rather than sharing a connection using ICS "internet connection sharing". Homegroups won't work with ICS.

Once you are connected to the router with a regular LAN connection with both machines, you should have no problems setting up a Homegrou... Read more

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Hi all,
I have the following problem which kept me busy the last days but unfortunately I can't fix it by myself. I tried a lot of things I found after searching for problems that were alike but no luck.
Since a week I'm staying in a sort of hostel where there are two wifi networks, one is passwordprotected and free of charge, and there is another wifi network where you need a username+password to login before you get access to the internet, you get the username+password from a machine after you pay some money and then fill it in.
Since I arrived I had no problems connecting to the free wifi with my phone, ipod and laptop, a Compaq 8510w. Until yesterday afternoon, when I suddenly couldnt log in with my laptop anymore. On my phone the same network is still working, and I bought a username/password ticket for the other wifi, logged into that one with my laptop and that workes aswell. So my laptop doesnt have a problem with wifi in general.
When it comes to the not working wifi-network: I see the free wifi network in my list, when I click it I have to fill in the password, so far so good, but then it's stuck on authenticating and I see the yellow triangle with the exclamation mark in it. Other people in the same building have no problems with this wifi network, just as my own phone.
I have deleted the network and connected again, did some of the ipconfig/flushsns commands, nothing works. But I'm open to all advice, hope someone can help me!
Thanks,
Martin

Answer:Suddenly laptop won't connect to specific wifi network anymore

Operating system? If XP, then try [Winsockfix
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I do a lot of wifi hotspot testing over Teamviewer. When the hotspot doesn't work I lose the Teamviewer connection. Is there any way to make Windows connect to a specific network after about 60 seconds or so?

If I can choose the specific wifi network to make Windows to connect to after a set amount of time my life would be much easier!

Answer:[Q] Make Windows Connect to Specific Wifi Network After 60 seconds?

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

So, there are two or more Wi-Fi SSIDs that you are authorized to connect to in the remote location?

Others in the forum might have a better way to do this, but I would use AutoIt in a ping loop - if the ping fails - then double check - if ping still fails, use netsh to create a connection. Or use the info here or here.

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I've been connecting to my home network with no problem until 2 days ago. My home network suddenly disappeared from available networks, and my laptop won't detect it no matter what I try. My laptop sees other wifis at home and can connect, but not that specific network. I'm using my neighbor's wifi right now!!
My phone and other laptops see the home network and connect with no problem,so it's not the modem. I have updated wifi driver, disabled/enabled it, turn it on/off in bios.. didn't work.. No problem with office network during the day, but won't detect the home network..
Please, any suggestions? Need internet at home.

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We can't connect to any wireless connection because of it. It only shows status, ethernet, dial-up, vpn, data usage and proxy. Pls answer. Thank you!

Answer:Why is my pc don't have wifi icon and wifi setting on the network and internet settings?

Possibility 1 is that you don't have a WiFi card/dongle attached to your PC. Not all PCs have WiFi built in, so buying a WiFi USB dongle should solve things. Possibility 2 is that something's gone screwy with your WiFi drivers, possibly due to a large update to Windows (like the Creators Update released in the last week). If so, download the latest WiFi drivers from your PC manufacturer's web site and install. If this doesn't work, you may have Possibility 3, your hardware is broken. Image your boot drive to your external backup drive (Windows has an imaging system built in for this), then wipe your boot drive and clean install Windows and your basic drivers. If that works then you know it isn't your hardware that's broken down. You then have the choice of restoring your image and experimenting/fiddling to find the fault, or just taking this as a sign it's time for a clean install.

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I have Windows 10 Home, fully updated.

My next-door neighbor rents his cable modem from Time Warner, so there's an open network called TWC Wifi (and also a Cable Wifi). I have never manually connected to this network, and it doesn't show up in my list of "Known networks"--the only 2 networks listed there are my own network and my mother-in-law's. I've turned off Wifi-sense. Yet, virtually every single time I wake my laptop from sleep, I go to load a website and get the login for Time Warner and then notice that my computer is connected to TWC Wifi or Cable Wifi. Again, these are NOT known networks, wifi-sense is turned off... why does my computer still prefer these open networks over my own home network (the router is less than 10 feet away)?

I'm at my wit's end. Is this a bug? Is there any way to set my computer to avoid these SSIDs?

Answer:Laptop connects to wifi-sense TWC Wifi network, despite my settings

Varlokkur said:

I have Windows 10 Home, fully updated.

My next-door neighbor rents his cable modem from Time Warner, so there's an open network called TWC Wifi (and also a Cable Wifi). I have never manually connected to this network, and it doesn't show up in my list of "Known networks"--the only 2 networks listed there are my own network and my mother-in-law's. I've turned off Wifi-sense. Yet, virtually every single time I wake my laptop from sleep, I go to load a website and get the login for Time Warner and then notice that my computer is connected to TWC Wifi or Cable Wifi. Again, these are NOT known networks, wifi-sense is turned off... why does my computer still prefer these open networks over my own home network (the router is less than 10 feet away)?

I'm at my wit's end. Is this a bug? Is there any way to set my computer to avoid these SSIDs?



Can't you just go into the wifi settings and tell it to "forget" these wanted networks?

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Hello there. Recently I have updated to Windows 10 Pro, version 1703 on my Dell laptop. A couple of days after the update I started to receive some weird technical glitches with my Wifi settings. Whenever I disconnect from a Wifi network and try to connect to another one, It shows that It is connecting for a very very long time. When I exit and re-enter the Wifi tab, none of the Wifi signals even show and continuously searches for them but never finds any. So to connect to another Wifi network I have to restart my computer every time, and I have to switch networks several times a day. If you could please help me as soon as possible that would be much appreciated. If you have any further question, feel free to ask.
Thanks in advance.
Carter

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last downoad of upgrade for windows10 and disappeared

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Hello,

due to the fact that we are a small business firm and don't have a server OS I'd like to create a network drive folder tree for Lawyers, Secretaries etc. with different access rights and so on.

On our Storage-Workstation I'm able to deny access or free access to folders completely, but if I wanna allow access only for special users, I don't succeed.

I can specify groups and users in Computer management - Local users and groups, but I can't include the computers of our workgroup, I don't see them, only the workstation pc name is given. Can somebody help me?
 

Answer:Client-based network for small business with network-drives (without using AD)

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cannot see wifi options anywhere in setting.
and my wifif adapter is intel dual band wirless AC 8260.
but i can connect to internet through ethernet.
Please help

Answer:Wifi adapter missing from network settings.

It's possible that driver is wrong/corrupted, did you try reinstalling it ?

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Hi All,
In my restaurant, we currently have a password protected wifi network for customers and staff. The load is typically light, so it's worked fine. Now, we're putting in a new cloud-based point of sales system, which effectively means that I need a totally uninterrupted, high quality wireless signal running to the POS terminal (in this case, an iPad). If the terminal is sharing that connection with 15 customers Facebooking on their iPhones, I imagine we'll have some signal issues. I'd rather not install a second network dedicated to the POS terminal. Are there any other possible solutions, i.e. a way to give priority to the terminal over other connections? A way to "split" the existing network so only a portion of it is available to customers?

FYI, current network speed is 20/mbs 2/mbs, and the POS terminal requires a minimum of 7/2 mbs.

Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have.

Isaac
 

Answer:Dedicated 2nd WiFi network, or change QoS settings?

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cannot see wifi options anywhere in setting.
and my wifif adapter is intel dual band wirless AC 8260.
but i can connect to internet through ethernet.
Please help

Answer:Wifi adapter missing from network settings.

It's possible that driver is wrong/corrupted, did you try reinstalling it ?

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cannot see wifi options anywhere in setting.
and my wifif adapter is intel dual band wirless AC 8260.
but i can connect to internet through ethernet.
Please help

Answer:Wifi adapter missing from network settings.

It's possible that driver is wrong/corrupted, did you try reinstalling it ?

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Looking to use wifi connection previously through modem option not available in network settings how do I get started the computer is quite old but indicates that wifi can be used

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I work on a client site that has both wireless internet and stand-alone wireless printer. My laptop has a single wireless network adaptor built-in.
Swapping between internet and printer every time I wanted to print something was a pain, so I bought a cheap USB adaptor which works fine.
BUT... is there a way to force this second network connection to always connect to the printer? Currently it either sits there unconnected, or connects to the internet connection (to which my built-in adapator is already connected!)
Using Windows 7 SP1.

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Hi All, See pic below. I'm using Windows 10. I installed the latest version of VirtualBox (and the VBox Extension Pack) and restarted. Then my wifi didn't work (had a small red x in the System Tray icon). See pic. I had to set these as my wifi network settings in order to get my wifi working again (see pic for the settings). Are these settings safe? I get my internet using a 3G cellular modem that has built-in wifi. The modem is not connected to any USB port because it provides wifi and has its own separate power. Just want to make sure I'm still safe and have not exposed myself to any attacks. I use Norton Internet Security and it manages the firewall. Thanks!

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thats about it. thought the update went well (except for a Defender issue), but then noticed wifi networks not showing up, only the ethernet. Then i noticed that there is no wifi option in the network action center, or the menu in the network settings. Looked for fixes... tried a vpn-related fix from other win updates, tried a gpedit trick, removing the net devices and rebooting, looking for software update, restarting explorer, and more.

I'm about ready to roll back the update. Hoping some new updaters will have the same problem and there will be a fix for it.

Answer:No wifi option in network settings after updating to Win10 CU

Look in Device Manager under 'Network adapters'. Does your WiFi adapter have a yellow warning against it?

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I am having this issue with a Surface Pro 3 on a dock, that when it is plugged in to a certain port it doesn't recognize the internet connection. If I take the surface to a different port and plug it in it works, if I get a different surface and plug it in to the port I am working with it works. Its only when the surface I am working with is plugged into that specific port, that it doesn't work. I need this surface plugged into this port, I can't plug it in anywhere else.
I have tried updating drivers, changing the dock, and also plugging in a USB to Ethernet adapter to bypass the dock. Nothing has worked. I also can't just get a different Surface because I don't have another surface with Win 10 on it. I need to have this Surface connected to this port but it will not work.

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Hi Guys,

Just joined this site thinking i will get an answer to my long burning question.

I have two network connections. one WIFI and the other is through my phone nokia E63. (NPCIA) connection. I need this Nokia connection to assign to a particular program. and for all other purpose i need wifi to be used.

phone is slow connection so i need this particular program to access only through that. wifi is fast so i can use for downloads etc..

is there any way i can do this?? or even a third party software which can do this??

I am using windows 7. x32
 

Answer:if have multiple network. Assign a program to a specific network

I don't understand why you won't just use the WiFi connection for everything.

What you're asking for is a router/layer 3 switch which can do policy based routing (PBR).
 

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I am having this issue with a Surface Pro 3 on a dock, that when it is plugged in to a certain port it doesn't recognize the internet connection. If I take the surface to a different port and plug it in it works, if I get a different surface and plug it in to the port I am working with it works. Its only when the surface I am working with is plugged into that specific port, that it doesn't work. I need this surface plugged into this port, I can't plug it in anywhere else.
I have tried updating drivers, changing the dock, and also plugging in a USB to Ethernet adapter to bypass the dock. Nothing has worked. I also can't just get a different Surface because I don't have another surface with Win 10 on it. I need to have this Surface connected to this port but it will not work.

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When I select that menu I get a BSOD.  So I never go there, so my XPS 15 9560 is fine.  I would like to be able to go to that menu or setting.

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Hi,My brand new Yoga 720-15 IKB doesn't connect to my workplace wifi network which is a Mikrotik network. It does though connect to my home network or a mobile hotspot and works fine with them. I have installed all Windows 10 updates and Lenovo Companion updates. I have manually updated wifi card driver, I have also tried deleting network card and installing it again - but no success. Still doesn't connect to this one particular network in my workplace.To make it stranger my coworker has the same brand new Yoga 720, the only difference is that mine Yoga is grey and his is platinium color. We discovered also that two, supposedly the same computers  have different network cards (he has Intel, I have Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A. This is a bit weird).I have also found out his Yoga connects easily to VPN at our workplace, my doesn't.Any ideas how to solve it? EDIT: my current network card driver is 12.0.0.295

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I recently moved in with my aunt, and I had this same problem last summer when I visited. Now that I live here, its a much bigger issue :/

my laptop, which connects fine to all other wireless networks, has trouble on this one. It can browse the web all day, but the second a large file begins to transfer (video, a file download, etc.) it will drop the connection randomly, usually rather quickly. The computer does not need to be restarted to reconnect, it often reconnects on its own near-immediately, though sometimes I have to go to the system tray and reconnect manually.

I thought it was too far from the router, but my tower in the same room connects flawlessly, and going in to the same room as the router doesn't help. This same laptop has been fine on every other network, and every other computer is fine on this network. I've web crawled off and on about this for months, but no one's problem is limited to one computer/network combination.

If the solution is in a setting on this laptop, that would be awesome - the network is used for my aunts business and I'm really hesitant about changing any settings, and since it works for all other devices theoretically the router settings should be something I can adapt this device to as well. crossing my fingers, thanks guys!
 

Answer:Specific laptop drops connection when streaming on specific network

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Hey All,

I've been working in a lab recently where in order to connect to some of the hardware, we have to connect to a special wireless network, we'll call it <hardware network>. In order for everything to work, i have to use a pre-assigned static ipv4 address <hardware IP>, and I must use a specific gateway. I can always make the changes by hand

right-click on start>network connections>right-click on the wifi connection>properties>tcp/ipv4 properties>use the following IP addres.

BUT the big annoyance is that this network doesn't have an internet connection (strictly for connecting to hardware), so I often have to switch between the networks (if i'm pushing code to git, for example). Is there a way for me to save this specific configuration to be automatically used if I attempt to connect to <hardware network>, but if I attempt to connect to another network <internet network>, it allows for automatic IP acquisition?

Answer:Assigning a specific IP and gateway for a specific network

Windows IP Freeware NetSetMan: Network Settings Manager (LAN WiFi)

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hello. i have a windows 7 professional 32 bit
i have been having problems trying to connect to the internet today. last night it was perfectly fine
it either says identifying... unidentified network. when i troubleshoot it says windows cannot automatically detect this network's proxy settings
my other netbook (the one i am using right now) can connect as well as other computers here, to the same network
i tried connecting through a cable but it also says unidentified network.
for six hours i've been trying solutions i've read but to no avail. i tried system restore but it keeps on failing.
please help. thanks
 

Answer:UNIDENTIFIED NETWORK windows could not automatically detect network's proxy settings

i used this with win7 to overcome the problem

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/71408-unidentified-networks-set-private-public.html?filter
 

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In settings, under active network it says no network found ? unable to make calls for Lumia 521

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After reinstalling OS, I was fiddling around to change the name of the user folder until I accidentally added network path from folder sharing option as you can see from the screenshot below:
Is there a way to remove such path or make that space "not shared" like before?

Thank you, help would be appreciated it.

Answer:How do I remove network path? (network file and folder settings)

Click on the Advanced Sharing button and then un-check the Share This Folder link and it will remove the share.

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Hello,
 
This computer had malware like: vosteran, multioplug, seachextensions, goobzo, rockettab, installcore. I was able to remove them using Malwarebytes.
 
The computer seemed to be fine for a few days after that, until the network stopped working. The wireless/network icon has a red "x". I can't open the the "Open Network and Sharing Center" unless I'm in safe mode, and I can't open the network adapter settings (it says that windows explorer has an error and closes the window). I also tried to connect a usb network adapter, and an ethernet ExpressCard, but it wouldn't install them. It won't read usb memories either, unless they were installed previous to this incident.
 
I booted the computer with bitdefender and scaned it. It found a few trojan infected e-mails that were removed. No more viruses have been found after that.
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 3:24:52 PM, on 1/28/2015
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17496)
FIREFOX: 35.0 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\PROGRA~1\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Fortinet\FortiClient\FortiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Communications Utility\TpKnrres.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\IntelAppStore\bin\ismagent.exe
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How to solve my problem mobile data natwork only app above 150mb file downloads without WiFi network??

Answer:How do I download app downloads on my mobile 3g network in 150mb file or app without wifi network?

It will work if u have another phone or device that u could put the Sim in to and use as a hotspot. Other than that there is the xap file method with which u use ur phone as the hotspot for PC and download the cap file from the windows phone site then put it on phone SD card.
But there is no real way u can just force an app to download over cellular network when it is over the limit for it.

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I have updated my mobile from 8 to 8.1 in my lumia 525 mobile. I am seeing problem in connecting to the network and also connecting WIFI. please help me on this.
Thanks in Advance.
Regards,
Jayam.

Answer:WIFI network and mobile network is not working properly in my lumia 525 after updating to 8.1

Try a soft reset... By holding volume down button and power button... Did you hard reset?... It is preferred to hard reset after updating to wp8.1

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Okay, usually when you hover over the networks listed and available from the taskbar icon, you get a nice little window with a few helpful tidbits of info for each listed network when you mouse action hover over the names. It tells you the encryption type, and the SSID, plus a few other details.

Well, on my computer, the information is appearing behind the list to where I can't read it. The network list is overlapping on top of the hover info. Talk about annoying. I searched for various things on google, with no luck. I tried:

Windows 7 network list obscuring hover details, and various other combinations to no avail. Anyone here have a clue what might be breaking this? I'd like the hover details to appear properly so I can read it. In the meantime I've installed the free version of Acrylic Wifi to work around the issue. Thanks.

Answer:Wifi Network info/details appearing behind Network List on hover.

The problem must be driver based or an add-on program because I don't get any of that. All I get is the name and whether it's connected or not. Check that your adaptor driver is up to date and/or the program you use to display the data is up to date.

Forgot to mention:
Dell adds "bloatware" to their PCs to "improve the user's experience" so I would check Dell Support for your specific model and look for updates.

Dell Support

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PRODUCT: HP Chromebook 11 G4S/N: 5CD5515QDCGoogle Chrome OS Version 50.0.2661.103Platform 7978.74.0Firmware Google_Kip.5216.227.25 This device is frustrating my spouse to no end.  It keeps dropping our home wifi network connection.  I have to shutdown power, wait, and power back on and it refreshes.  This is annoying. I am seriously considering returning this device.  The whole point of this purchase was stability and ease of browsing and light internet use.  Frustration is not part of the purchase.

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Can I to setup a wifi network that functions independent of my home network? Something I can connect to, manage and utilize with the devices on my home network, but not have its data spillingover and slowing down my home network?

The reason for me wanting to do this is:

I would like to keep camera traffic off my home network. So, I?m considering setting up two PoE dome cameras on a separate WIFI network with a Synology NAS. I'm thinking I can (somehow =bridge or something else) connect to the network and monitor it without having the traffic spill over to my main home network.

Here is the equipment I'm thinking of using:

-Synology DS216
-Cisco WAP4410N Wireless-N PoE router
-Two Crucial 250GB SSD drives for the NAS
-One Outdoor IP PoE dome camera and one indoor wifi camera

Anyone have any input, advice, how to do this or improvements?

Answer:A wifi network that functions independent but utilized by 2nd network?

Any input?

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Hi,

I am currently struggling with the following problem:

I have a Windows 10 Pro computer that has wired internet connection to the office network.
And on top of that I need the computer to ALSO connect to my Sonoff Relay (ESP8266 Soft Access Point) over WiFi.

So I have put custom firmware into the Sonoff so that the ESP8266 acts like a hotspot on the network 192.168.4.x. The ESP itself has 192.168.4.1 and when I connect to the hotspot my computer gets 192.168.4.2

Ok - all good! I can talk to the wired Office connection (With Internet access) and I can access the little webserver on the ESP8266.

Suddenly the WiFi connection closes down for no reason...

It seems like Windows 10 is judging that I do not need that connection any more since I have a much better Wired connection...

I have tried all sorts of things - changing interface Metrics, keep pinging the ESP, changing interface order, disabling power save on wifi and so forth!

If only I could disable this annoying automatic feature in windows 10!

Hope there is help out there

BR Flemming Dahlhof Jensen

Answer:Wifi network disconnects when wired network is attached

Welcome to the TenForums @jensenflemming

In a number of organizations what you doing is considered a Security risk and in the case where I worked we implemented Group Policies to do exactly what Windows is doing. Any chance this is a corporate laptop with corporate policies, maybe new policies?

The reason it is consider a risk, you logged in your corporate network passing through all the security checks and then you "Bridge" to what could be a rogue network. Not saying this is the case, just how we viewed from a Security perspective.

If no group policies you could check...
Right click on your network icon in systray, Open Network and SharingClick "Change Adapter Settings"Right-click the wireless adapter you're usingLeft-click "Properties"On the Networking tab of the Wireless Network Connection Properties window, click "Configure"That will display the properties window of the wireless card.Click the "Advanced" tab and see if there's an option for "Disable on wired connected" or similar language.If there is, and it’s enabled, disable it.

In some recent laptops there is a setting in BIOS (HP's) under System Configurations.

If these don't work you could also search based on the security angle / bridging.

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I'm building a subscription wifi network for our area.

Cisco Aironet 1550 series: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5679/ps11451/data_sheet_c78-641373.html
Proxim Orinocor series: http://www.proxim.com/products/enterprise-wireless-lan-wi-fi-mesh/orinocor-wi-fi-mesh-series

The Proxim seems like the better product, and sells for a bit less.

Will I need to purchase anything else besides several of these for the network? I'm assuming the 'home' router connects to a PC (or the PC via the gateway address) for managing the network.

Thanks allot for your insight.
 

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I have windows 7 32 bit on my hp 530 notebook. Since a few days when i try to connect to any network it shows connected but when i click on networks it says identifying network. I do have the latest drivers. I have windows 8 installed and wifi works fine in it.

Please reply.
 

Answer:Wifi doesn't connect to any network says identifying network.

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Sorry if this has already been discussed. Couldn't find on a search.

I have a small secured network in my office with a modem/router networking three computers wirelessly. I would like to add another router that would allow clients in the waiting room of my office to have internet access. Could you assist me in a setup or map? I already have a wireless Linksys router available to use as the second router.

Thank You
 

Answer:Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Are those in the waiting room to be allowed into OR forbidden access to your Lan systems?

You already have

Code:
modem---router----your.lan.systems
to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

Code:

modem---router----your.lan.systems (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
|
+---new router (new channel+ssid+no encryption)
set LAN addresses and DHCP for 192.168.10.x

add firewall rule to ALL your existing LAN systems to deny src address range=192.168.10.0 thru 10.255
 

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I Bought Pavilion 15-ab549tx one and half month ago and it started having this problem 3 weeks after buying. Wifi suddenly disconnects and then it shows no networks available even when there are many networks available ( Mobile phone always show that they are available ).  Wireless card : Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n OS - Windows 10 64-bit. I have tried everything to solve this: System restore, Recovery, Updating BIOS, Reseting using CMD, updating wireless driver, rolling back the driver to initial one. But nothing has helped yet.It shows the network is available if I'm sitting next to modem. Then also it doesn't show other wifi networks around my home that my phone does.  Now obviously laptop's wifi is supposed to be better than the mobile phone's wifi but its just the opposite here.The problem might be here that it loses its strength every now and then but whatever it is I'm terribly disappointed in the product that I've bought.  

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Hello.
I connect to different wireless networks with my laptop. some networks don't have dhcp and require setting a static IP. the problem is that setting a static IP sets it for ALL networks. sure- there is the additional setting tab- but that only helps with one "dhcp-less" network and makes establishing a connection much slower.

I was hoping to find a network manager (built in - or third party) similar to what android or linux have, where settings are saved per network.

anyone knows of a solution?

Answer:change network settings per network

Windows IP Freeware NetSetMan: Network Settings Manager (LAN WiFi)

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Hello.
I connect to different wireless networks with my laptop. some networks don't have dhcp and require setting a static IP. the problem is that setting a static IP sets it for ALL networks. sure- there is the additional setting tab- but that only helps with one "dhcp-less" network and makes establishing a connection much slower.

I was hoping to find a network manager (built in - or third party) similar to what android or linux have, where settings are saved per network.

anyone knows of a solution?

Answer:change network settings per network

Windows IP Freeware NetSetMan: Network Settings Manager (LAN WiFi)

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Long story extremelt short. My network was working, router died, put old router back on network with same ssid and password. PC's get online but thats it, can't for my life get them to share files so gonna wipe the slate and start over.

Heres the problem. I do not have the patience to try to hunt down every setting I changed when I setup my home network months ago so is there an easy way to set all netwok, sharing and related settings back to default in W7? If I can do that I can have everything back up and running in 30 mins tops but I'm just too frazzled atm to fix this.
 

Answer:Home network went "KABOOM" Easy way to reset all sharing/network settings in W7?

Network & Sharing Center -> Troubleshoot Problems?

It's on the bottom of the page, I have used it before to help get a client back online over the phone.
 

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NT 4 based network not seeing 9x stations or HP jetdirect equiped printers. Only sees NT stations on Hood. 9x's see and print to all!
Thanks
 

Answer:NT based network not seeing 9x stations

Greetings

Is it an NT4 DOMAIN? If so, are the Win95 machines actually logging onto the domain?

What protocols do you have on the network? Do you have just one, or do you have a few? Are all the protocol settings the same?

If you are using TCP/IP, can the nt machines ping the Win95 machines? if they type in \\{Win95 machine name} at the run command, does a window come up with all the shared folders on the Win95 machine?

Is File and print sharing enabled on all the win95 machines?

Cheers

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

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

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

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I am a complete noob when it comes ot domain based networks, and so now i have a question for you network gurus.

I have an 11 computer based network. All of them run off a T1 line with a switch and soon to be - netscreen firewall. Currently each computer has its own settings for the users, meaning no global settings for the whole network, only individual settings. We also have a machine running Windows 2003 Enterprise Server, and were wondering regarding how easy it would be to make a domain server out of it. Basically, what we want to be able to do is administer all users trough that one server, be able to lock out users, erase users, create new users and user groups. Another important part is the fact that all of our IP's are static, AND we want them to remain static.

Any help would be greatly appritiated.
 

Answer:Domain based network help

It not terriobly hard. i would reccomend picking up a book on server 2003/active directory. You can use dcpromo to promote the server to a dmoain controller (the wizard runs through various steps) then join each pc to the domain. you can use group policys to lockdown/restrict users rights to modify thier rights to what you need.
you have a router right? all the pc are not on poblic ips? If not i highly reccomend a router with some type of firewall feature.
 

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My computer was working and all of a sudden I can not longer connect to my network and when I see all available networks mine says "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network"   How can I change the settings on the computer so that they match the requirements of the network?  I can access other networks and get online like that, but my network, even the local one, is busted.  Please help!

Answer:"The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network"

Hi Lori,
 
This issue usually occurs on wireless network connections. I suggest that you turn off any security feature of wireless. Please click Start->Control Panel, double-click Network Connections, right click on the wireless adapter and select Properties. From there choose Wireless Networks, click on your wireless network name and choose properties. Under Network Authentication choose Open to turn off the wireless security. Please try to connect.
 
If the issue persists, I suggest that you delete the connection, and recreate the wireless network connections. The following website may help you on creating the wireless connection.
 
http://www.vista4beginners.com/How-to-setup-a-wireless-connection
 
Important Note: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
 
Is the issue resolved?
 
If the issue persists, I suggest that you reinstall the wireless adapter driver, and re-create the connection again.
 
Remove the adapter driver========================
 
1. Click Start. In the Start Search box type "devmgmt.msc" and press Enter.2. Expand "Network Adapters", double-click on the entry of the wireless network device.3. Click the tab "Driver", click "Uninstall".4. Click Start. In the Start Search box type "appwiz.cpl" and pr... Read more

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so my school has a large wifi network on campus, yay. But I can't seem to use it. I have a wifi card made by microsoft. What happens is 99.9% of the time I try to connect to it I connect and siginal strength is "very good" or "excellent" but I windows fails to renew my IP address. I try to repair the connection a million time but it doesn't work still. It's only worked 3 times so far. Everyone else around me with a laptop can connect to the network no problem. I tried repairing the connection with no luck. I went to the command prompt and typed

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew

and /renew fails.

I tried WindowsXP Sock Fix. Still nothing.
I went down to my school's "computer help desk" and wouldn't you know that it worked when I was down there so they couldn't help me, but the second I leave it doesn't work. Great, I don't really wanna stand around the computer help desk to use wifi. I think this world doesn't want me to use wifi..... any help would be appriciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:WindowsXP + SP2 + public wifi network = "this network has limited or no connectivity"

:-/
 

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Dear All... I work in a Private bank and manage an inventory of almost 2000 devices (not regular Desktops or network devices, but banking automation products like Queue management systems, Cheque Deposit Machines, Kiosks etc). These devices are built upon a regular intel x86 based platforms. I want to know if there is any simple IIS based (web based or thin client) utility which will provide me with a single screen dashboard of how many devices are up or down at any given time using nothing more than a simple ping command. Also, this utility has to be web based, since the banks's security policy does not allow me to install any s/w on the PC and free because, I would like to see whether this concept works before venturing into procurement. So to summarize, my basic requirements are:
An IIS (Web) based utility
Should be able to ping a list (may be from a CSV file or from a text file) of devices
No client/agent can be installed on the devices
Display the status ( a simple red / green indicator would suffice)
Should not strain the network

I know this is too much to ask from a free utility, but if there is then it would really help me a lot. Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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Since this is a corporate environment, I usually defer to commerical products...which means you have to pay. If you have problems, you can have tech support which is practically non-existent with free software. A software package I've used and has been around a long time is called WhatsUpGold from Ipswitch. You can download a trial version to see if it works for you.

If you have to go free, Nagios is a NMS package which has a strong following. But you are your own tech support. And I'm not sure if things have changed much since I last touched it in version 1, but there is a steep setup curve. You better be good at scripting. Plus I don't think it has native SNMP Trap support.

Both packages have a web interface to monitor your network.
 

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Here is my hardware:

Core switch

Nortel (Now Avaya) 5520-24T-PWR POE gigabit switch
https://support.avaya.com/products/P0611/ethernet-routing-switch-5000-series/



8 Swann HD 1080P POE IP Bullet Cameras
http://www.costco.com/Swann-HD-1080p-NVR-IP-Add-on-Bullet-Camera-2-pk.product.100039914.html



4 Zyxel IPC4605N 720P Pan and tilt IR IP non-POE Cameras

http://www.zyxel.com/us/en/products_services/ipc4605n.shtml?t=p



4 passive POE splitters AIR802
http://www.air802.com/passive-power...ctor-splitter-mid-span-kit-5.5mm-x-2.1mm.html




Plan

After learning how to configure the nortel switch (should be pretty easy, read up on the manual already), I think the Swann cameras should be plug and play in regards to POE. They work fine using the NVR that came with them which has a 6 port POE switch built in.

However, the indoor Zyxel's are another story, they are not natively POE, and take a 12V/2A DC power source. So my plan is to inject POE into the cables going to them with the Nortel switch, and use a POE splitter at the far end by the camera to extract said DC voltage.

My unknown is that i dont know if 12V/2A will be extractable with a passive POE splitter like the one linked. Thats a pretty hefty load (because the cameras have PTZ and IR on em).

Guidance on if my plan will work?
 

Answer:POE based IP security network question

You won't be able to use PoE from the switch to power your non-PoE cameras even with the adapter. You'll need to use the power supplies provided with them and use both parts of the passive setup.
 

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I saw something on this awhile back but I can't seem to find it. I wanna put together a pretty full featured monitor for the Win2k3 network at my work, any packages out there you all would suggest? I have SuSE 10 running right now on a spare box, but I seem to recall a network version of TOP in a package somewhere but can't remember what it was. Would entertain any suggestions that would allow me to sniff the network. Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Network Monitor, linux based?

ntop, dsniff, snort, really depends on what kind of traffic you are trying to see.
 

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Anyone know of a network based spyware detection and removal software? Something that requires no user interaction? As an admin I can't trust the users on my network to update and clean spyware. I also don't have the time to service over 250 computers myself. We have Trend Office scan for anti-virus and it works great. Updates automatically over the network and detects and quarentines with no user interaction. Anyone know of anything like this for Spyware?

Thanks ahead of time.
 

Answer:Network based spyware removal?

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3263.html
 

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Hi,

I have a dashboard that I wish to put on a network folder for easy access to everyone. However, the VBA code in that uses the absolute path to create a connection string. It works fine with something like "c:\<path>". However, when I change the same reference to the network folder path that starts with "\\<network folder>" this does not work. I am using the following code:

This Works:
' Create the connection string.
sConnect1 = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;" & _
"Data Source=C:\Dashboard 2011_v1.2.xlsm;" & _
"Extended Properties=Excel 12.0;"

This Does Not Work:
' Create the connection string.
sConnect1 = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;" & _
"Data Source=\\NetworkFolder\Dashboard 2011_v1.2.xlsm;" & _
"Extended Properties=Excel 12.0;"

Can somebody please help me with this?

Thanks in advance,
Raoul
 

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Hi all,

Each time you connect (with a Win 7 pc) to a new network, your pc will ask you which profile to activate: Domain, Home or Public.
I do understand this profiles.
But, which are the characteristics/parameters Windows is using? Is it based only on the IP address, or MAC, or gateway, or....
I was just imaging: I connect to a router at home with a standard private IP address. And I move to my neighbor, with the same brand of router and the same standard IP address. What will happen? Security???
Does anybody know what the parameters are?
Kind regards!

Answer:On which parameters is the network profile based?

Hi all,

I finally found some more information. Reading this website Longhorn Network Location Awareness Service it seams that the NLA is responsible. Based on a lot of features (delivered by NLA),the systems decides whether or not it's connected to the same connection or not.
So for my example (in my question) it seems to be based on the Default Gateways MAC address...

Thanks for reading this post!

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Just a quick question, how many out there use a server based home network, or strickly a peer to peer? What do you use your server for?
 

Answer:Server based home network

Right now I have a small Linux server that I use for DHCP and file serving. It is just a little P3-650 w/ 1GB PC100 RAM and a 40GB hard drive. That way I can access my music from a common point from anywhere in the house. I'm working on creating a MUCH larger file server (>1TB RAID5) off of a dual proc AMD 2400+ mobo with 2GB DDR. Again, it will mostly be a file server, but I could add some other stuff on it as well.
 

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What OS is out there that is basically like Plex? I'm not looking to stream through the internet just my network. I just want something really simple that I can watch/listen to my media through and download files/ torrents to. I rather download and keep my driver and software files on another computer rather than on my main computers SSD.
 

Answer:What OS is like Plex but Network based & can do torrents?

freeNAS(freebsd) has plex and a torrent client plugin(transmission). Most media servers dont handle downloading i dont think.

addionally open media vault(debian) also has plex and transmission plugins.
 

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I am running a small hotspot with about 200 customers. My partner and I do a lot of manual work watching for customers with too many connections and/or too high of a download/upload ratio to try to control virus outbreaks/p2p junkies and share the bandwidth for everyone.

I need a way to actively monitor the network for virus and p2p activity. I am aware of Wireshark but have not dug deeply enough into it to see if it meets my needs.

I was hoping some of my fellow network gurus have had experience with this type of sensor and can point me in the right direction.

The ideal solution would be capable of sitting on a spanned port off of a Cisco switch that feeds my gateway and report on any virus signatures/p2p activity that it picks up. It should hopefully be open source but I can afford to pay for a lightweight package as well. I can dedicate a Linux or Windows server for this purpose.

Anybody have a suggestion?
 

Answer:Network based virus scanner?

Take a look at Snort..
http://www.snort.org/
 

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Have a client that has downsized their office and computers/server starting to get old.

SBS2003 + 3 XP PC's. (They used to have over 10)

The software they used has moved to the web and is no longer used on the server.

So they want new PC's and their server is old enough to make me worry a bit (have backups in place but still - crashing servers are no fun even if you have a good contingency plan)

So -- couple people are getting new Windows 7 boxes, one is sticking with their current machine on XP.

I am just wondering if I should leave everything in place but add the WHS to the mix and just install the WHS client and use as backup --or take their PC's off the domain and dismantle their old server.

I am leaning towards the latter because WHS is simple enough for them to manage themselves and will never have frustrating problems that sometimes spur up in Domain environments.
 

Answer:Downgrading from Domain to WHS based network

If it were me I would leave everything in place until I was ready to put the WHS box into production. Once in place change all the PCs from domain to workgroup. After the reboot have them copy over their domain profile folders into their new local profile, delete their old domain profile, set backups at the new WHS and then your good to go.
 

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I would like to create a server based network, but don't realy have any idea how i go about this. I already have a peer to peer wireless network and a "host computer".Please could someone tell me what i need to create a server based network and if poss how to go about it thanks.Matt

Answer:Server Based Network Info

to setup a server client network u would need a machine that is able to run windows 2000 or windows 2003 server, i would go 4 512MB of ram and a 80GB hard drive, then setup the machine as a domain controller, u can get more info on how to this in the help files, or pm me and i will be happy to help.Dan

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Does anyone know of any network based KVM software that is lite on the system resources? I often have more PC's I need to work on and not enough ports on my 8-port KVM. I know I'll need any machien I install this on to be on the KVM to set it up but then I can move lower priority systems off the bench and just need a power cord and network cable attached to them after the primary installation/setup. I know there is Logmein and stuff but I don't want anything internet based, I want something network based if possible so I don't need to have the machien online during any point in the installation/use of the software should the net go down for any reason.
 

Answer:Resource lite network based KVM?

I was looking at something like this for myself at one point but it's very expensive.

What you probably want is an IP KVM. Basically you have a client that kinda acts like you would be VNCed into the computer, except it's done at the keyboard/mouse/video level, not at a software level so you can be installing an OS or booting up the PC and going into the bios etc.
 

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I have restrictions on my network... but they are all done with gpedit on the local machine.... BUT I know there must be a way to do it server-side?? Win2K server and Domain.... I would like to limit browsing of the network and restrictions to the internet etc....

QJ
 

Answer:Network restrictions based on login...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/grouppolwp.asp
 

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I was able to connect to my wifi network.  But now I can't even see the network via wifi.  I can see other networks and connect to them. I can connect via hardwire.  Other PCs/phone can connect to the network via wifi.  Prior to this happing everything was working great.  However just prior to it not connecting the connect would periodically drop.  I have reset the adaptor.  I have disabled the auto disconnect to save on battery settings. (They were disabled prior to this happening.)

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How can I share a folder to a specific pc on a network instead of sharing it to anyone that's inside the same network? I'm on windows 7 64 ultimate and the other pc is using xp 32. Is this possible?

Answer:Sharing to specific PC on a network?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by curbb


How can I share a folder to a specific pc on a network instead of sharing it to anyone that's inside the same network? I'm on windows 7 64 ultimate and the other pc is using xp 32. Is this possible?


Sure it is possible and relatively easy if it is a home network. Is it?

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With my netbook Acer Aspire One 521 I have previously connected to both home and work wireless networks with no problems, however the work network no longer appears in the 'available connections' list. I get a variety of available connections from the local area (more than any other computer) but not the specific router I am looking for & sat next to!

I can still connect at home no problems with the netbook (i.e the wireless adaptor is functional) and with my laptop I have no problems at work, nor do any of my colleagues - so the router is functioning correctly.

I have tried:
- restarting both netbook & router
- checked the router is set to mixed (b&g signal type)
- checked the wireless connections list for duplicate entries and tried deleting the saved previous entry for the work network
- using a system restore point from when I could connect to the network

No new software, antivirus/firewall etc.. have been installed since it has been working as I got all that up and running at home prior to taking it in to work.

Laptop has Win7 Home Premium & netbook Win7 starter.

I would really appreciate any suggestions as I cannot work out where the problem lies as everything appears to be working correctly except for this specific situation. As it is a relatively new machine I am considering formatting and starting again but would like to avoid the hassle if its an easy fix!

Answer:Cannot See Specific Wireless Network

Hi,

I have a user with this same issue - he's got a brand new Dell laptop that is able to detect all nearby wireless networks except one. And of course this is the one he needs to access. Other users are able to connect to this network so it is clearly broadcasting (plus I've confirmed this on the WAP control panel). I've tried updating the drivers, rebooting, running Windows and Dell updates, and adding the network manually (at which time it appears under Manage Wireless Networks but he still can't connect to it). Does anyone have a fix for this?

-jjballard75

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Hello, my name is Nick and I am brand new to this forum. Please excuse any errors on my part! Although I am very good with computers, I get easily overwhelmed with networking stuff. Please note that I know my current setup is garbage and that's why I'm here, for help to fix it right!

So I have a fairly complicated setup at my home. I will try to make this as simple to understand as possible.

We need a new setup as ours is becoming very problematic. Due to the circumstances of the setup (which I will describe below) I honestly don't know what the best overall solution is, and so I am seeking help on here.

Here's our setup:

Charter high speed internet with rented modem from Charter

Belkin AC1200 dual-band router that we own in the living room. It's the main router, about 1' away from the modem and connected using a short ethernet cable.

Second router we own is in bridge mode and is in the back room of a large separate garage. It is roughly 75' away from the main router in our living room and is connected to it with a 200' ethernet cable. This router is a Cisco EA6500 dual-band router.

The cable (one of the biggest issues I believe) is of poor quality, is WAY too long (I have a huge bundle of slack in the room), is unshielded, is "not" in direct exposure to rain or sunlight but is not protected by conduit or any other type of means. It is exposed to the elements, just not in direct contact. It is not underground but is ta... Read more

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We have 4 tills operating under Windows 7- all 4 are connected to a wired network and we have a backup 3 3G hotspot which we use incase of connection outages.

One of the computers has recently had to have the operating system reinstalled, and ever since, it has been unable to find the backup hotspot. It can see other wireless networks, and even other hotspots, but not the backup for some unknown reason. The other 3 tills can see it fine.

I have looked into everything I can think of- even reinstalled the wireless adapter drivers- no luck. What confuses me most is that it worked prior to the OS reinstallation- which rules out a lot of diagnostic conclusions- but this also opens a fair few up- but I don't have a clue where to start with it.

Any advice or a nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers guys,
Sean

Answer:Computer can't see a specific network

Is your hotspot set to broadcast its SSID?

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PCs are Win 7 Ultimate, All are joined to the Domain
Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP Server (on same instance) is Server 2012 standard
The network topology is like this: Router as Internet Gateway>Switch>Wired to Server and PC's, SIP phones, and Wireless Access Point all on same subnet. DNS and DHCP have been offloaded to Server Roles and switched off on the router.
All of the PCs have network cards that have joined the domain network at least some of the time since I set them up.
Some of them have always picked up the domain network and continue to this day.
Some of them intermittently pick up the domain network and other times join whatever other unmanaged network is available.
Some of them have stopped picking up the domain network altogether and will, no matter how many times their NICs are restarted, always join a non-domain (unmanaged) network.
When the NICs are not joining the domain, they are unable to ping hostnames of any devices on the network but nslookup of the hostnames usually works. The DC, DNS, DHCP server's IP can be pinged without issue, ipv4 or ipv6.
I am recording DNS Client Errors (ID 1014) on all of the PCs during the intervals when their NICs are identifying which network to join.

-On the PCs that are catching the domain network I am only getting a single error about the root domain, eg the domain is ad.domain.com and I am only getting errors about how the configured DNS servers cannot resolve domain.com (nothing with fully qualified
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I think I have narrowed down the problem but would like the [H]ords take on my problem. My home network will not reach anywhere close to 100mbps on data transfer over the network; the max I can get is around 35mbps. The only thing I can think that it is is that the D-link (DI-604) router that is being used as a DHCP server, Router, and Switch can not actually handle 100mbps even though it is rated for it. I know it isn't the cable because after creating a crossover connection with the cable I can reach a speed much closer to the 100mbps speed. Now I know that no matter what you do you will never hit the full 100mbps, but 35mbps is pitiful. So here is where I am at, what can I do to fix this, if anyone needs any more information on my network setup please feel free to ask.

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks,

Conundrum
 

Answer:D-link based network won't reach 100mbps

You just found out why it costs $30 and does all that.

Make sure your PCs are auto-negotiating Full Duplex...but that's about it.
 

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I have a fairly simple home network with a couple of computers and a bunch of video game consoles but I will also be adding VOIP in a few days.

I have a few classes of traffic: (listed in order of priority)

#1 - VOIP
#2 - ACK packets
#3 - Games
#4 - HTTP
#5 - Bulk traffic (Usenet/NTTP, Bittorrent, etc)

I don't really need to limit the bandwidth of anything though. For example, if there are no priority #1 - #4 packets than my bulk traffic may use 100% of the bandwidth. However, if VOIP traffic exists than it takes absolute 100% priority of bandwidth. (likewise for everything else in the chain)

I've actually purchased a nice little ALIX SBC (single board computer) to run pfSense because it supposedly has "superior" QoS but apparantly it uses HFSC for QoS and it's a bit confusing to understand.

Anyways, do I really need anything besides priority based queueing? Why would I need to limit bandwidth at all?
 

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Hi all,

I have been looking for an application that has the following properties,

-running processes
and per each process
-cpu usage
-network usage
-protocol that is been used(if any)
-bandwith
-executable name and path that the process has been started from

any body using something similar to this??

Thanks
 

Answer:process based network activity monitor

Maybe this will help
 

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I have a case where I'd like to change network priority based on whether or not my T450s is docked. Some background info: In the course of my work, I sometimes need to undock my laptop and bring it into a test environment in the back of our office. When in this testing environment, I will typically connect my wired adapter into an isolated router or switch which does not provide any internet access. I will use the wireless adapter to stay connected to the office wifi which allows me to access our network drive and internet. When I was using my old laptop (Thinkpad E440) it would always know to use the wireless connection to get out to the network drive and internet when it was unable to do so using the wired. This doesn't seem to work on my T450s however; instead it tries to use the wired connection and fails without falling back to the wireless. I did some research and found I can change the interface metric value (priority essentially) as well as the adapter usage order. (not sure what the difference is exactly). I found I am able to force wireless to take priority, but then it is necessary for me to disable the wireless manually when docked. Does anyone know of a solution on how I can either A) Change the adapter priority when I am docked, or B) disable the wireless connection all-together when I am docked. Either way, it would seem as if I need some way of detecting whether the Thinkpad is docked. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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Hello. I've got an odd problem. I live in the sticks, and as the only internet technologies available are dial-up and cellular, both of which require a form of Internet Connection Sharing to get to the multiple computers in my home (currently 5-two desktop rigs, a server, a port for my notebook, and my test bench spot). I'm currently using dial-up.

My network topology is kind of odd. At one time I had dial-up router, but it died and I had to hack something together. So right now, my internet connection comes into Desktop 1 (Windows 2000 Pro) via dial-up modem. It is then shared and routed through an old 24-port 10Mbit switch to get it to my rig (Windows Vista Business/Fedora 7), the server, and the other two lines. I want to move the source to the server, and share it from there since it is always-on.

Here is the problem: the network lines don't seem to work on certain machines. In its current form, it works fine on my machine in both operating systems. My dualboot notebook (Windows Vista Home Premium/Fedora 7) doesn't work, nor does the server or the computer currently sitting my test bench.

When I say doesn't work, I mean that the network isn't seen at all. The lights don't light up on the switch or the various nics, and the network definitly isn't being seen by the OSes. I've tried switching cables and ports, and it doesn't seem to affect anything at all.

Any ideas?

P.S. Yes, I even entertained the theory that all th... Read more

Answer:ICS-Based Network Doesn't Work on Certain Rigs

For a given switch port to ethernet cable to NIC in a computer, the absence of lights means the switch port, the cable or the NIC is bad. You already knew this, probably better than I, but did you really test rigorously? For example, connect the notebook to the port and cable now being used by "my computer."
 

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I have just reinstalled Xp on a laptop for a friend, done this many times over the years but for the life of me i cannot find the drivers for the wireless network card on the internet, even from the makers website its an Atheros AR5005G.

Can anyone help?
 

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Hello Forum,
I want to share my one computer's internet connection with another connection.
In Win 8 Laptop, when i try to share the Wifi internet that i get - on the share tab under the "Allow other networks to share this connection" I see a drop down menu to select a particular network - to which I want to share the internet.
On my work PC however, which is connected to a internet via LAN through a domain network - I do not see any drop down menu, to share my net connection to a particular other network.
Anything I can do to get such a drop down menu, or Win 7 Enterprise does not support such a feature ?
Thanks !

Answer:Sharing LAN internet to a specific other network

Do you have a wireless router or are you wanting your laptop to act as the bridge between Internet access and your other devices?

If the former, try working through these instructions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...ection-sharing

Windows 7 Enterprise does support ICS.

Regards
UKMedia

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A few days ago my norton 360 ran out of its trial, so i uninstalled it through the control panel, i then downloaded avast and installed that (i did this at my mums place, the wireless is fine there) i then went to my uncles place and noticed the wireless wasnt working, and he told me to insall Nod32 so i uninstalled avast and installed Nod32 ( i thought avast was stopping me from connecting ) but that didnt solve the wireless problem.

He then told me to download the norton 360 removal tools to completly remove it because that might have been causing the issue, but that still didnt work.

So to sum it up, my laptop can connect to the wireless at my mums fine but when i go to my uncles it just doesnt want to connect ( but it will connect with a cable ). Ive tried restarting the router, turning it of (leaving it for a few mins) then turning it back on, ive installed the new updates, disabled my network adapter, tried to troubleshoot the problem but still nothing.

Help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Cannot Connect to a specific wireless network.

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Did you try removing the info for the connection at your uncle's and starting fresh?
open the Network and Sharing Center
select Manage wireless networks
right click on the one for your uncle's WAP
select Remove network
restart the computer
attempt to reconnect to your uncle's WAP

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Hi

I have Four PCs, one is my home Desktop (HOME-PC) and Others are THREE laptops with different names connected to one wifi netowkr.
I often share folders from my HOME-PC so that other users can access them, but I can only share a folder with 'Everyone' but How do I share a folder in such a way, that only LAPTOP1 can access it?

Answer:How to share folders with Specific PCs on network.

This is what the Homegroup is for.

In this case you would want to create a Homegroup on the laptop1 or the Home-PC, don't allow the other machines to join this Homegroup and don't give them the password. At this point the two Homegroup machines will have full access to all shared folders on each others machines and will also have access to all shared folders on the Workgroup machines. But the Workgroup machines won't have access to any shared folders on either of the Homegroup machines.

The Homegroup creates Private Domain within the Workgroup.

Now lets assume that you want one of the workgroup machines to have access to a folder on one of the Homegroup machines.

You only need to add "Everyone" to the shared with list using the Homegroup style sharing settings in order to share that folder with the workgroup. The picture below makes this more clear. For this you would right click on a Library folder, choose "Share with" then "specific people" then use the Add button to add Everyone to the list, add read/write permissions as required.

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Im using Windows 7 Ultimate.
Well i have 4 pc's in my home group (All have windows 7 ultimate). All are connected to each other under Home Groups. I wanted to share a folder but to only one pc.

i.e.

- Total PC's: PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4

- All are connected through Home Group (home group was created on pc1)

- I want to share a specific folder between PC1 and PC2 so that PC3 and PC4 wont be able to see/access it.

Please provide me with instruction on how to do that. I hope my question is clear.

Thanks.

Answer:How to share with specific PC on network in HomeGroup

This is not the only way but it is fairly simple.

1) On PC1 create a folder that is part of the HomeGroup area or that HomeGroup has access to.
2) Edit the permissions to only allow User1 on PC1 and User2 on PC2 to have access to the folder.

The other machines will see the folder but will not have access because they are not in the permissions group.

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To give you a little background, I've had this happening since September 2013...I've worked with Comcast a lot with cables, fixing noise, 3 different modems, 2 different routers and multiple different cat 5 cables. Today I bought a new network card to by pass my on board. Still happens. Comcast was here today with another modem and their laptop... while it was dropping connections and packets on my computer it wasn't on their laptop. We swapped places and on the modem / cable I was on having issues.. they weren't having them at all. So I can only assume to narrow it down to my computer only. I've done malware, reg and spyware scans already. Ran Malwarebytes, Super Anti Spyware and Combofix.    I seem to have a lot of missing files within my HijackThis and also unknown Winsock LSP dll's. I tried fixing and it would just kill my connection. I had to run Winsockfix to get it back. Also ran LSPfix and it found nothing wrong. [code=auto:0]Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:38:11 PM, on 2/24/2014Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3505 SP1)MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)Mod edit, removed HJT log as not permitted in this section,, ~~ boopmeSo I'm finally concluding that I might have to do a fresh install of Windows? This is a brand new computer I built back in July of 2013.  Here are my computer specs if needed as well. CPU - Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1150Liquid Cooler - Corsair Hydro Series H... Read more

Answer:Network Issues Specific To My Computer Only

Before doing a fresh install please perform the following:Please download MiniToolBox, and save it to your desktop and run it, and checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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How do I get OneDrive to access a specific network only and ignore other networks? The reason I ask this is because sometimes I use an unsecured public network and I dont want my files to be uploaded through it where others can access them.

Answer:How Do I Enable OneDrive for a Specific Network?

Set your firewall to not allow file & printer sharing when connected to Public/Unsafe networks. The only way someone would gain access to your OneDrive Cloud storage space, is if you gave them the username & password for it, so they can get in at https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

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Can anyone help with this?I got peer to peer network with 2 computers, both XP.I've created folder called "MyFolder" on PC1 and I need to allow access to this folder only for one specific user- USER1 either from pc1 or pc2.I've set up a workgroup and permissions with access only for USER1 to this folder and when I'm trying to access it from PC2 I got this message:\\computername\MyFolder is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied.what I'd like to do is, to get a message appeared asking for user name and password to access the folder when attempting to open MyFolder from any user acount on any computer.Anyone could point me the right direction?Thanks.

Answer:Folder for a specific user of a network

Check out this share file with group/user permissions in XP Pro click here and see any configuration error.

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My HP Stream 11 laptop will not connect to specific networks. One day out of the blue, it just refused to connect to my main home wifi network, but would connect to every other wifi network. It isn't a problem with the network itself because it works fine on every single other device in the house. I have run diagnostics to no success and it says the drivers for my wireless adapter are up to date. I even performed a factory reset and erased all my data, still no success. Keep in mind this computer connects fine to other wifi networks but not my home one...what could be the problem here, and what are the steps to fix it? Thank you.

Answer:HP Stream 11 won't connect to specific network

Hi, the Stream 11 only supports 2.4 GHz Wifi so make sure that your home router supports that.

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Anyone have any idea how I could configure my system to use network adapter #1 for only a specific IP or network, and network adapter 2 for everything else?

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For all the "tekkies"n out there, this has stomped me. 2 PC's, sitting next to each other, the first running XP Home (A), the second running Win98SE(B), both on a normally wired TCP/IP standard network without a domain controller. Both have their master drives shared, both can successfuly PING each other, and are in the same workgroup. When listing the network PC's, both appear when viewed in WE, on both PC's. PC A can see the C: drive on B:, but can't access it. PC B however, can access the C: drive on A. All the usual settings appear to be correct - what do you think is stopping B from accessing A's C: drive??

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Hi,

I am being encouraged to seek out answers and fix my computing problems myself so here goes:

I used to be able to connect to the network in my shared house with no problem via the wireless but at some point it just dropped off and was doing so intermittently, then it refused to connect point blank. The router is in the room next door to mine and the computer can see it is there with 100% 'reception' but it cannot connect to it. It works fine via the ethernet cable that I have but not wirelessly. In addition to this I can connect to an unsecured network wirelessly that occassionally becomes available which has less reception than the one I am trying to access. I don't understand why I can connect to one but not the other. I have not been able to connect wirelessly to this network for months now, and whilst the ethernet is working fine using it defies the point of having a laptop and wanting to move it around.

I have tried installing me software for the specific driver which is an Atheros AR5007EG adapter but this hasn't worked. I am at a loss as to what to do now.

Please respond in as much of a layperson manner as possible because to my embarrassment much tech talk goes over my head.

Answer:Problems connecting to a specific network

Originally Posted by rhikay1


Hi,

I am being encouraged to seek out answers and fix my computing problems myself so here goes:

I used to be able to connect to the network in my shared house with no problem via the wireless but at some point it just dropped off and was doing so intermittently, then it refused to connect point blank. The router is in the room next door to mine and the computer can see it is there with 100% 'reception' but it cannot connect to it. It works fine via the ethernet cable that I have but not wirelessly. In addition to this I can connect to an unsecured network wirelessly that occassionally becomes available which has less reception than the one I am trying to access. I don't understand why I can connect to one but not the other. I have not been able to connect wirelessly to this network for months now, and whilst the ethernet is working fine using it defies the point of having a laptop and wanting to move it around.

I have tried installing me software for the specific driver which is an Atheros AR5007EG adapter but this hasn't worked. I am at a loss as to what to do now.

Please respond in as much of a layperson manner as possible because to my embarrassment much tech talk goes over my head.



Hello rhikay,

Welcome to the forum

This sounds like a frequency problem which is normally quite easy to sort out.
I need to know more about your router make, model,

Do you have a hand book for the router?

Pooch

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Hi.

I'm having problem with my Dell Laptop's wi-fi connection
Currently, I cannot connect to my apartment's public wi-fi. It requires a login page but when I tried to connect to it as new connection, I did not get the 'Set Wifi to' Home/Work/Public screen and it does not register in my 'Manage Wireless Connection.' It keeps on showing Unidentified Network, No Internet Access

The wi-fi is working perfectly on my other devices. I did try uninstall/install driver and other solutions I found on the net, but none working.

Please help. Thanks

Answer:Win 7 cannot connect to specific wi-fi, unidentified network

First try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Run CMD as Admin and enter: netsh winsock reset
then https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/299357

Finally Download Complete Internet Repair - MajorGeeks

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Hello all
I am facing redirects on my network. This doesn't happen on my friends' networks and on my friends' devices either. This happens on a specific site. This happens if a device connects to my network and it still happens on that device if it later disconnects from my network. I don't know what's causing this and I am out of options. Popup blockers don't work at all. I have even tried factory resetting my device and then connecting to another network but to no avail. This has been going on for 6 months now. I have used every kind of anti malware software possible. Any help will be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Redirect on a specific site. Only happens on my network

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