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Devices on my local network unreachable

Question: Devices on my local network unreachable

From a PC (called PC1 later on; running W10), I do not see other PCs or multimedia boxes connected on my local network.
Using \\192.xx.yy.zz doesn?t work.
From a W10 tablet PC (called PCt later on), I see other connected devices: Dune HD and PC1. From PCt I can even navigate into PC1 directories.

In PC1 Network and Sharing Center, I cannot enable file sharing.
When clicking on the button to activate it and then saving the changes, I notice, when reopening the parameters window, that it hasn?t been changed. It remains disabled.

The "computer browser" Service will not start because of dependencies (1068 error).
The "workstation" Service will not start because of dependencies (1068 error). This service is required to "computer browser"

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Answer: Devices on my local network unreachable

Have you set up a Home Group? In my experience that's the easiest way to get proper sharing setup.

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From a PC (called PC1 later on; running W10), I do not see other PCs or multimedia boxes connected on my local network.
Using \\192.xx.yy.zz doesn?t work.
From a W10 tablet PC (called PCt later on), I see other connected devices: Dune HD and PC1. From PCt I can even navigate into PC1 directories.

In PC1 Network and Sharing Center, I cannot enable file sharing.
When clicking on the button to activate it and then saving the changes, I notice, when reopening the parameters window, that it hasn?t been changed. It remains disabled.

The "computer browser" Service will not start because of dependencies (1068 error).
The "workstation" Service will not start because of dependencies (1068 error). This service is required to "computer browser"

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Devices on my local network unreachable

Have you set up a Home Group? In my experience that's the easiest way to get proper sharing setup.

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I've been trying to connect a newly aquired machine to my network with no luck what-so-ever. Initially I installed Windows XP professional with SP2 onto the machine only to be hit with the infamous "Limited or no connectivity" issue. Upon researching this error, I came across various solutions including the Microsoft SP2 Patch KB884020 with no luck. I still cannot get this machine to connect to the network. Everything I've tried is listed below.


Replaced the Hub twice
Tried with no Service packs, and with 1 seperately, and service packs 1 and 2
I've tried the winsock XP fix after reading it may be a corrupt IP table
I've run a registry fix i found on some forums (i have a feeling thats the same as the winsock XP fix though)
I've flushed out my DNS
I've tried 3 different network adapters, an nForce Motherboard mounted one. a Realtek one, and a Sitecom one
Manually assigned an IP address in the range which DHCP would assign

All of the above has failed. It is only this machine which fails. I've got numerous other machines on my network which are all recieving dynamic IPs from DHCP perfectly every time yet this PC hasn't recieved an IP once.

I read that if you can ping the computer's local IP, and ping its loopback address 127.0.0.1 successfully, it's not a corrupt IP table, but bad network drivers. However having tried 3 different network adapters with CD drivers from purchase, and drivers obtained on the inter... Read more

Answer:Unreachable network/No assigning of IPs

Replace the network cable?

Instead of trying everything possible you should approach this step by step. Use a static IP when testing at all times.

Do you get an ethernet link? (LEDs)
Do ARP requests succeed?
Pings?
Big pings?
What about duplex and speed settings?
 

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Hello sevenforums Every time i am trying to send some files from my laptop ,dell inspiron15r windows 7 64 bit ,via bluetooth to my mobile phone following error is occurring. Please help how to remove this error.
The error is:
"a socket operation was attempted to an unreachable network"

Answer:a socket operation was attempted to an unreachable network bluetooth

I am also having the same proplem
can any expert help how to resolve this

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Update: see iperf tests below. Issue appears to be OS-related. No speed problems on Linux boxes, Windows causes upload slowdown.

Issue: using local gigabit network uploads peak at 7-10MB/s while downloads fully saturate the link at 110MB/s. This happens whether connected to a switch or with computers connected directly, as well as with a NAS. Both NICs confirmed to connect at gigabit speeds. I've updated NIC drivers to the latest. I've tried enabling and disabling Large Send Offload. Netbios is enabled.

I've tested laptop-switch-desktop, laptop-switch-NAS, desktop-switch-NAS, desktop-laptop, desktop-NAS and laptop-NAS connections using various cables and the end result is the same - downloads are at full 1000Mbps speed and uploads barely reach 100Mbps.

Any suggestions where to start looking here as wiring and NICs seem to have been eliminated as culprits?

Code:
C:\iperf-3.1.3-win64>iperf3.exe -c 192.168.2.2
Connecting to host 192.168.2.2, port 5201
[ 4] local 127.0.0.1 port 51047 connected to 192.168.2.2 port 5201
[ ID] Interval Transfer Bandwidth
[ 4] 0.00-1.00 sec 5.25 MBytes 44.0 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 1.00-2.00 sec 4.00 MBytes 33.6 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 2.00-3.00 sec 5.00 MBytes 41.8 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 3.00-4.00 sec 4.00 MBytes 33.6 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 4.00-5.00 sec 4.50 MBytes 37.7 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 5.00-6.00 sec 4.00 MBytes 33.6 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 6.00-7.00 sec 4.50 MBytes 37.7 Mbits/sec
[ 4] 7.00-8.00 sec 4.00 MBytes ... Read more

Answer:Local network: uploads way slower than downloads on local network

Hi there

Not sure if the router has something to do with it - especially if it's an el-cheapo one from a typical ISP. There might be some fiddly parameters and also full duplex mode should be used.

Even though you are on a LOCAL LAN the whole kybosh still has to pass through the router -- that's the next place where I'd start looking for problems.

If you've directly connected the computers - via a "reversing LAN cable" and you aren't getting full speeds there's got to be something in the parameters of the NIC's.

I suspect that since until recently it was hard to get anything like 100Mb/s on UPLOAD this issue was never really dealt with - download speeds of nearly 1Gb/s have been available for ages now so the hardware is well fit for purpose.

Try also say using an FTP client l to transfer files rather than File explorer and see if that makes any difference.

Filezilla (it's free and has both a client and a server version).

FileZilla - The free FTP solution

Another issue could be the speed and buffer size of the HDD's themselves -- WRITE might be really slow which will kill your upload speed -- READS are often very much faster. If you've got an SSD connect say to your NAS via SATA-->USB3 adapter cable and copy a say 4GB file to the SSD -- now try your upload from the SSD and see what speed you get to the remote computer - first over direct LAN cable and then via the router. Ideally you should use an SSD on each end to test of course -- note ... Read more

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Hi, I am using T61 series Thinkpad..  I can not use my blue tooth device... it always gives error "No local bluetooth devices detected"  Please help me, -Ashish

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Hey guys, I'm trying to setup an RMI in java, after struggling with it for a long time I noticed that it's probably not my RMI that isn't working, but that there's something wrong in my networking.
When I asked a friend outside of the city to ping me to test his ability to connect to me, he said the result was Destination Host Unreachable. After a lot of googling I got explained that this is likely a physical problem, which is weird because I have perfect internet acces. I've disabled all my firewalls, and googling this problem is nearly impossible because googling "Destination host unreachable" usually gives results of attempts to ping a local machine from another local machine, not getting pinged from outside of your network. Does anyone have any idea what this could possibly be ?
I've tried:
1. Restarting all network devices in my network.
2. Changing IPv4 settings to a static IP.
3. Activating Remote Access service (failed)
4. Checking all physical cables

If I haven't giv... Read more

Answer:"Destination host unreachable" when pinged from outside my network

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Hye, my local disk c has 18GB but only 4GB left.

1. Is there any devices can i buy at stores and put it in my computer to increase the space in local disk c.

2. Why some games are automatically installed in local disk c even I choose another disk at the beginning of installation. How can i fix this?

Can someone help me solve this 2 questions? thanks.

Answer:[SOLVED] What devices can buy to increase space in local disk c?

1. buy a larger compatable hard drive and clone your present hard drive to the new one. Remove the old one and have just the new one.

2. you can't change the program if it only give one default for installation.

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Hello,
I'm currently in the process of testing/deploying IE11 in our environment and I've begun testing on the IE11 Enterprise Site List manager.
I've read that there are a few different ways to configure the XML file to apply via GPO per the article below.  HTTP, Local Network, Local File. (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Dn640699.aspx)
In my isolated testing I've chosen to use the local file method which is very easy to setup and use on a testing machine.
It looks like we have the flexibility to choose how we apply the XML file, and I was curious what the best options are and why?  Also are there examples of each setup being used and the benefits/downsides to each?
Here's the options that I can see using:
1. HTTP - setup an IIS website to host the XML file.
2. Local Network (UNC) - setup a UNC path on our DFS where we store the current XML file and users would have read only access to that location.
3. Local File - We could just deploy the XML file via SCCM package/application when updates to the list are required.
Could anyone please point me towards some articles, etc, explaining the pro's and cons of these methods and why I might want to choose one over the other?  I'm leaning towards just using a DFS share and option #2 because it doesn't require us to maintain
an IIS site for it but I am curious to hear if there might be any downsides to this method, or benefits to going with another method.
Thanks!

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I bought this PlayStation2-like usb gamepad from cd-r King (a local gadget store here in the philippines). It was perfectly working alright on my windows xp desktop pc.

Now i have a new laptop, windows 7 home premium, and the same gamepad worked fine and was able to play a couple of games with it. Until recently (actually more or less a month ago), it just stopped working. Whenever i plug it, it keeps saying 'USB Device not recognized' and 'Device driver was not successfully installed' and the 'Code 43 error'.

What can i do? I really want to play with it. It worked before, i may just have done or installed something that conflicted with it. I tried it with my friend's laptop (xp) and it was working fine. I also tried another usb gamepad (from the same store but different model) on my windows7 laptop and it worked fine.

It's very strange. I wish someone could help. thanks!

P.S. I searched the web and this forum but no luck. I tried
installing/uninstalling drivers
disabling/enabling the device from device manager
uninstalling all devices under Universal Serial Bus Controllers
turning off my computer for a few minutes (my laptop's battery is not user-removable though)
Again. Thank you..

And oh, i saw this from the search result. His problem is almost the same as mine. But that post was way back in 2004.. http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/2...seem-have.html

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I bought this PlayStation2-like usb gamepad from cd-r King (a local gadget store here in the philippines). It was perfectly working alright on my windows xp desktop pc.

Now i have a new laptop, windows 7 home premium, and the same gamepad worked fine and was able to play a couple of games with it. Until recently (actually more or less a month ago), it just stopped working. Whenever i plug it, it keeps saying 'USB Device not recognized' and 'Device driver was not successfully installed' and the 'Code 43 error'.

What can i do? I really want to play with it. It worked before, i may just have done or installed something that conflicted with it. I tried it with my friend's laptop (xp) and it was working fine. I also tried another usb gamepad (from the same store but different model) on my windows7 laptop and it worked fine.

It's very strange. I wish someone could help. thanks!

P.S. I searched the web and this forum but no luck. I tried
installing/uninstalling drivers
disabling/enabling the device from device manager
uninstalling all devices under Universal Serial Bus Controllers
turning off my computer for a few minutes (my laptop's battery is not user-removable though)

Again. Thank you..

And oh, i saw this from the search result. His problem is almost the same as mine. But that post was way back in 2004.. http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/241004-usb-gampad-many-seem-have.html

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Answer:USB Gamepad (from a local computer devices store) suddenly stopped working - Windows7

Anyone please?
 

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Hi folks! I'm new here:wave....sorry to disturb but I tried following your suggestion in other topics....but with no results. I got a pc that was literally stuffed up with viruses and malware.....I cleaned it up using several antiviruses connecting the HD to another pc using: nod32, dr web! live cd, pc tools.......all troubles seems to be solved except one......ANYTHING THAT WORKS UNDER THE NETWORK DEVICES TREE shows a yellow sign with code 39....I tried to put a self installing internet key with the same result. I cannot uninstall devices it says that the device may be needed to run the computer.....since the antiviruses removed several infections I have no idea about the name of the virus that caused this.
 

Answer:Error 39 on all devices in the "network devices" tree after a virus

Try this if you want:

Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en

Fix TCP / IP Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357/en-us

If anything works, try downloading your network drivers, install them again.

Hope u're using XP ?
What computer are you using?
 

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This sounds really noobie of me but is it possible to improve local network transfer speed by adding a 2nd network card. I was planning to connect one exclusively for lan transfers and another one hooked to a separate wireless router.

Right now only a maximum of 3 users can stream SD videos off the PC before it gets a little choppy.

The pc in question runs on windows 7 and it's board has built in gigabit, I happen to have a spare gigabit card.

Answer:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

Although there is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to use two connections at the same time, I don't believe it will help in this situation.

I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

I can stream from my media PC to at least 7 other machines at the same time, 4 wired, 3 wireless, plus my TV, and have no problems at all, no skipping, no freezing, even with the same movie in the same place or with 8 different movies at once, my TV is connected to my media center PC so counts as the 8th one.

This is Gb LAN, and 300Mbps wireless but even the 65Mbps limited laptop has no problem.

I'm not really sure why you are seeing these limitations but it may be the router.

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At random times throughout the day I get a pop-up message (from next to the clock) giving this message, it remains on screen just long enough to read it and then goes. I am just wondering if anyone can explain why it happens, please?Network details: - Belkin wired/wireless router, NTL BB, Realtek NIC on three PC's & wireless on laptop. The only one to display the message is one of the wired PC's - that one runs WinXP Pro.AVG scans daily, I sweep for spyware weekly and use a hardware firewall - although I'm sure its nothing malicious thats causing the message and its a Win XP message.Many thanksTony

Answer:"Local area network-A network cable is unplugged"

You've probably seen this but it seems to be the only relevant comment google can find:click hereThe "Local Area Network: A Network Cable Is Unplugged" message appears If you see this message in a pop-up window from the notification bar of the taskbar, the message is probably right--the cable from your computer to the LAN hub is unplugged or damaged. When you fix the connection, the message goes away.I presume your connection is ok?

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HI,

I have installed server 2003 on a small network and created a domain that is the same as the public domain name (ie the companies website).

This is now causing a problem because when i type in the public address (for example www.company.com) it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also company.com.

Does anyone know if there is a way to get round this problem?

Many thanks in advance

Dave
 

Answer:problem with the local network having the same domain name as the public network

add 'local.' to the internal domain or change it altogether.

Your public domain should not have any connection into your private infrastructure,
but you may have references from private->public; not very common.
 

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Is there a way to manually delete/block/prohibit only certain portable devices from connecting to my Shared network using windows 10 default hotspot without changing the network ID to avoid possible bad feelings.

Answer:How do I restrain specified devices from connecting to my network without changing the network ID

Yep. Change the password. If you're using a router you can whitelist MCA addresses but sharing from a phone means you can't do that I think. Changing the wifi key though, that'll work and there's no need to change the SSID at all.

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Over a two day period I spent four hours with Netgear premium support to resolve an issue I thought would take them ten seconds. I added a device to my network with a DHCP reservation and used port forwarding to make it accessible from outside my network. The device is an Arduino microcontroller with an ethernet shield which uploads data from a sensor that I monitor remotely. According to many Arduino Forum posts I read, I should be able to enter into the address bar my device IP address, a colon, and the port I have forwarded for it. For example: 168.192.1.10:8080 and see the data my device is reporting. That didn't work.

Finally Netgear gave me a web adress that resembles 76.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxx and that works. Nothing in this address resembles my network, my device, or the forwarded port. I asked them how they came up with that but clearly they didn't want to take the time to explain. I asked, what if I want to do this again in the future- do I have to go through all this again? They said "yes, call us again and have a nice day." I have to go back to my router settings and make sure they didn't just dump me into a DMZ!

So my questions to you sages is what's the significance of this address that starts with 76, why is there so little out there about it? Does my ISP have control over this or does my router? And most of all how do I achieve this seemingly simply remote access myself?

Thank you!
 

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Hi

I have a LAN with two computers with Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise, a NAS and a network printer multifunction.

This network is managed by a hardware firewall. The two computers do not have any firewall and antivirus and all network devices have the same workgroup.

On the window of a computer network, all network devices are displayed immediately. While, on the other computer, the computer with Windows 7 immediately appears; however, the other network devices were displayed after a long wait.

Since yesterday, on this computer, only this network devices are no more displayed; while the other computer displays all regularly.

Thanks

Bye

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So I handle IT for a small business (20 employees) and have been gradually trying to transition our laptops from consumer grade to business level laptops with Windows Pro. This actually isn't my primary job but the company didn't have anybody handling it before I arrived so I've taken it on.

The last two laptops I've setup as using the users Azure/Office 365 logins and they default to pin for secure access. Note that as of now, only three computers out of ten are using this login method as the remaining ones using local accounts with Windows 10 Home. Also there is no Windows Server on our local network

The laptop I am currently trying to setup needs to access a database file on one of those other computers on the local network and I've been running some weird credentialing/access issues that a more experienced person would probably have anticipated.

So initially while using the pin for logging into Windows (which was the default for the Windows login), the new laptop wouldn't even see the computer with the database file despite being able to ping the IP Address. I then switched the logon to a password and then the computer showed up on the network discovery.

This time it's asking for network credentials to connect to Server (email and password) even though the server is local account. Another option was to use the security pin which again doesn't work.

Is there a way for me to access that computer?
 

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i am creating a local network of just 2 PCs. 1st one is using windows 7 OS and the 2nd one is using windows 8.1 . Error i am facing is when i click on TCP/IP(v4) properties in 2nd PC(win 8.1 pc) it says that ""In order to configure TCP/IP, you
must install and enable a network adapter card.". 1st pc is working fine and showing shared drives and files in network but 2nd PC is not showing anything in network because id donot allow me to configure IP settings. 
Please Note that i have also connected WiFi connection to my 2nd PC and that connection is working fine and showing all the TCP/IP Properties correctly without showing any error. 
I have disabled Network adapter in Device manager and installed again but nothing happens. 
Help me in this Please
Thank you!!

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I have the MS security. I worked at a company for 14 years, they gave me 4 laptops over that time. I moved to a new place and the neighbors have managed to get into my network as the system admin. Unfortunatly, my job ended due to lack of projects and the
company told me to keep the computers so I no longer have direct access to my actual system admin. He set my profile to local on my computers. I have admin rights but this person keeps going in and making changes to everything. They even made it to where I
could not access wifi and deleted my profile at one time. I am not technical but I did a system restore to retrieve it. I have looked everywhere and MS security does not see it as a threat so does nothing. I would like to set myself as my own system/network
admin. This person has deleted/changed stuff on my childrens kindles because they are set up in my name. I have been blocked from posting to facebook etc. I have no idea what to do and really would like my privacy back. I check event viewer and see that they
mirror my recent activity and do all kinds of stuff with my security that I cant change. They are very good at what they are able to achieve and I know so very little about IT. I feel like David and Goliath, only I forgot the stupid rock at home.




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Hello.
How can I use VPN and have access to my local network?
Thank you.

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Question: Local Network

I have installed a router and have Two computers working on line right now I believe I have created a Network(HayesGroup) between the two computers,the problem is I have no idea how to log on to this Network or what a Network adapter is.The two computers show when I click on View all computers in this work group,but when I click on My wifes it says its unavailable thatI might not have permission to go there??allso"the network path was not found?????I have used the Network wizzard on both computers and it says its installed,How do I get to it??Does it show up like a Program or website in the Computer? How do I install a Network adator if I dont have one?
 

Answer:Local Network

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Question: Local Network

I can't connect to a computer on my network, used to connect before but now when i try to connect it prompts me to enter a password yet i have never set any password for that particular connection?
 

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Question: Local Network

My HP laptop with windows XP OS will not connect to the internet as long as the local network connection is connected, this trend just started recently, the local network is connected to two Toshiba Cash registers for Polling/ price changes.

Answer:Local Network

Do you connect through a router (and is the other nodes on the network connected to the same router?)

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Question: Local Network

In the last day my computer has disappeared from my local network. i have itunes home sharing and folders i share from this computer but suddenly gone. It is a problem with the firewall because when i turn it off it works right. i DID NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES IN THE FIREWALL AT ALL. someone please help. Running windwows 8.1 64 bit. The only AV i am running is windows defender

Answer:Local Network

In the Windows Firewall, left pane, did you try to Troubleshoot my network or Restore Defaults.

Also verify in Device Manager if any problems showing up for your Network Adapter and are your drivers up to date.

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You can see in the picture i'm sharing my photo folder to the network, but it doesn't show up in the local network, whats weird is if i search the entire network i can get to it, as shown in the 2nd image. How can i get it to show up in my local network.


I edited my first post to explain it better for more help.
 

Answer:local network help.

Are both the computers in the same domain, or is each one different? I'm having a slight problem understanding clearly what you're saying though...are you not able to access the share?
 

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Question: Local Network Fix

I posted a couple of days ago about my network access dropping from local & internet, to local, to no connection, after recently upgrading to vista.
I tried every solution othe people have posted on the net but my problem still persisted.
So last night I reinstalled vista and created a restore point after the 1st start-up. I was able to use the internet without interruption for over 5 hrs. Then this morning windows installed updates. After the updates were installed my problem started again. I went ahead and restored my computer to the 1st restore point, and now it is working fine.
My fix to this problem is to not install any updates. I know that it is not the proper fix, but for anyone as frustrated with vista as i am, this is a way to maintain your internet connection.
I am a newcomer to vista, but I found out that this problem has been happening to other for years. I can't understand why microsoft wont fix this problem.
If this post helps anyone else with the same problem, please reply with your story.

Answer:Local Network Fix

the problem with not updating vista is it leaves your operating system wide open to attack , thats exactly how conficker spread. An unpatched OS can make your firwall and AV next to useless

why dont you set your updates so they are not automatic , then pick the updates to install , install them one at a time run your pc for a while each time until you find the offending update

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Question: network -vs- local

whats the difference between network & local access. my internet says i'm "Currently Connetected to network 6 - Access Local & Internet"
Then it says i can "Connect to a Network & Sharing Center" which i dont. what does alll this mean?
it is an icon on the bottom of my screen.
 

Answer:network -vs- local

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Question: Local network

I cannot join the second party on command and concor 3 when playing on network. I receive a message states "request time out"
 

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My main computer with attached printer is in my basement. The internet runs from a router that is in my apartment and is connected by a wire. I am about to take delivery of a new laptop to use in my apartment and which will also connect to the router with a wire.
When I had an old laptop, if I wrote something in Word and wanted to print it, I had to copy it to a USB stick and take it to the main computer. I got into difficulties with a Power Point presentation which I was developing on the main computer but running on the laptop, ensuring that the files on the two machines were the same.
It would be extremely convenient if I could:
(a) share files beetween the two computers i.e. to open something on one machine that physically existed on the other machine, and update it.
(b) Be able to print something from the laptop on the Canon MG 5250 printer. The printer has some form of networking capability but I'm not sure what.
(c) Have Skype running on both computers and to accept a call on the one I nearest to.
Do I need to set up a network and, if so, how?
The new laptop will be running Windows XP SP3 the same as my main computer unless I convert the main computer to Windows 7 which I am reluctant to do.

Answer:Do I need a local network?

Yes. Why on earth order a new laptop with XP on it? (I assume it is brand new - can you still get XP on a brand new machine?) All you have said can be done by setting up a local network.
Basically you run the Network wizard in control panel on both machines. Make sure you have the same network name in both - the default is MSHOME or on a XP Pro machine WORKGROUP - change both to something else.
Reboot both computers. You may need to set up an account password on both machines but you should then be able to view files, share printers as above.

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I have two computers that I would like to have FTP between.

One with Windows Vista 64bit
Another with Ubuntu 9.10

What kinds of steps do I need to go through to get files from my Vistas HDD to the Ubuntu's HDD.

Answer:FTP over local network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Focksie


I have two computers that I would like to have FTP between.

One with Windows Vista 64bit
Another with Ubuntu 9.10

What kinds of steps do I need to go through to get files from my Vistas HDD to the Ubuntu's HDD.


The fastest way -- FTPDMIN: Minimal ad-hoc file transfer Windows FTP server Windows 7 will alert you that it's listening on the FTP ports but that's what you want right? Make note of the IP address it's listening on and make sure that's the address on your local network you want.

Then just use your favorite FTP client in Ubuntu...

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Question: Network devices

I have network/internet access, so I can browse the web, but I cannot access my network devices. I keep getting the following error:

"\\Computer 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."

I am trying to set up my WD Live and cannot access this drive, or any other computers on the network for that matter, under my network in explorer. I just repartitioned my hard drive and did a fresh re-installed of windows 7. Had windows 8 but hated it! BTW, my desk top access's everything just fine.
I did a ipconfig /all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : John-Samsung
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-03-05-0A-EB-38
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . ... Read more

Answer:Network devices

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Hi there,
I just started playing with my new Windows 8 machine but I am having problems accessing <some> devices on the network:
The W8 machine can see: itself, Router, Win7 desktop, wireless printer, wireless camera
It canNOT see: XP desktop, XP laptop, Print server, NAS
All of devices on the network (including the W8 machine) are visible from both XP machines and from my Windows 7 machine .

Things I tried / verified:
All machines are in the same workgroup (no Homegroup)
All machines have the same date / time
I can ping Windows 7 machine, both XP machines, NAS, Print Server from Windows 8 machine
Using "Wireless network watcher" from Nirsoft, I can see ALL devices from the W8 machine
EDIT: I just found out, the problem only occurs when connecting over Wifi (either 2.4 or 5GHz). When I connect with an Ethernet cable, all devices are visible.

Network sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned ON
Network discovery on Windows 8 machine is ON
Password-protected sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned OFF
File and printer sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned ON

Firewall on XP desktop machine is turned off (temporarily - for testing purposes only)

Any ideas what else I could try to beat Windows 8 into submission?

Answer:W8 cannot see <some> devices on the network

Changing the lanman server settings and disabling encryption on the Windows 8 machine may help with the NAS, I'm not sure if this will help with the XP machines or the print server but it might.

This link shows which settings require the adjustments.

http://www.eightforums.com/network-s...tml#post177162

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Question: network devices

I am running win XP Home w/ sp2

I have an xbox 360 and a Roku soundbridge connected to my home network, which I use to stream music. The problem I am having is that every time I turn these devices on, I have to go to my PC, open "services" and restart "windows media player network sharing" service.(which is already started and running) Then these devices work flawlessly, that is until I turn them off and back on again. I have to do this each and every time I use either device, Am I missing a setting somewhere?

Brian
 

Answer:network devices

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I have 3 laptops connected to a wifi network, an XP Pro, Visa Home and a Windows 7 64bit ultimate.

The XP and Vista machines can see the other two but the windows 7 cant see the XP or the Vista machines.

The XP machine can even see files on the Windows 7 machine shared folders.

But the windows 7 machine can not see other devices.

The windows 7 machine can access printer on the network and the internet.

Windows 7 machine has file and printer sharing on and is set to discoverable on the network.
{the wifi network is in a home group}

I just cant get it to see network drives or even the other PCs.

Answer:Cant see devices on network

it can be the firewall of the anti virus software check there first to see if it is blocking the sharing of the devices

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Question: Network devices

I am having some wireless network problems and I am thinking of a ZyXEL P660HWP Wireless ADSL2+ 125Mbps Router with Inbuilt 200M Powerline and 2 powerline adapters.Are they any good? What speeds do you get?

Answer:Network devices

The speed you will get from any ADSL router / modem is entirely dependent upon your ISP.If you have a 2MB connection, then 2MB is all you will get, regardless of the spec. of new kit.

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Hi All,
I used to see all my network devices in windows explorer under "Network" (not HomeGroup) such as all my computers (Win 7, VISTA, etc.) IP CAMs, router, network printer and IP Hard Drive (NAS).
I could double click on any and after entering login information I could access whatever the device had to offer (shares, config menus in case of router, etc)

After installing TuneUp Utilities 2011, all I see is my computers, non of the other computers, no printer, no IP cams, no router, no net drive.

I am running windows 7 ult. x64. My network is set to "Home" and the firewall is disabled.

Does anybody have an idea what setting got changed?

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Where are my network devices???

Welcome
That tune up stuff is not needed, may cause problems
Go back with system restore 3 days before the tune up
System Restore
Then just follow these easy instructions to maintain your own computer
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance
Optimize Windows 7

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Question: Network Devices

When i go to see what devices are on my home network. Here's the scenario.

1) Laptop 1 (W7 only) can see Laptop 2 (W7 dual boot with W8).
2) Laptop 2 (when booting into W7) can see Laptop 1 AND it can also see itself as W8. This means there are 3 devices when there are only 2.
3) Laptop 2 (when booting into W8) can only see itself, not Laptop 1.

This is interesting.

Answer:Network Devices

Thanks, Ted, for the update. Seems like you're having as much fun with Win8 8102 as I am.

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So I just upgraded from W7 to W10 and now none of the devices connected to my home network can see my PC. I have media players (WD and Nvidia Shield) devices and they cant see my PC. Ive worked at this all day with limited success. I downloaded every Android network app available in the Google store and not one can see my network.

Frustrating to say the least

Answer:Devices on network cant see W10 PC

Can they ping it? use this scanner does it see it NetBScanner - NetBIOS scanner check which is the master browser is it on the same network and have you got discovery on and is it in the same workgroup?

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Hi.

I am running Vista Ultimate.

The network is made of about 7 computers (all XP except mine), no servers. All computers are configured with the same workgroup (no domain).

My PC can't see the computers on the network. I have changed workgroup and restarted to no avail. The problem persists with wireless or connected via ethernet.

Also, every now and then, it can't connect to a network printer because it can't see it on the network (reports it as offline). If I reinstall the printer by adding a printer, then it works... for a while.

I have tried changing the type of network (from private to public and back to private), have tried to disable firewall, but this has not helped either.

Any suggestions on what may be causing this?

Thanks,
 

Answer:Can't see devices no network

"My PC can't see the computers on the network."

What do you mean by "see"? Ping? Vista's network map? ??
 

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Question: Network Devices

Clean install of 10049 and 10056(leaked). Network devices do not show up under Network.Did a update of both still not showing.
Did a clean install of 100041.Devices show up ok .Upgraded to 10061 still ok.Is this a bug in 10049 ?

Answer:Network Devices

Yes, came in with 10049. See here for fix without a clean install: I cant connect to network drives - see last page of thread.

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This just happened out of nowhere yesterday morning. My roommate was using her laptop with no issues until suddenly the connection cut out. She tried reconnecting, but had no luck so she waited, still no signal. She was able to see our network name but it would not allow her to connect to it. Same thing when I tried my laptop. I could see it scanning wi-fi and showed available connections including our own, but it wouldn't let me connect.

The desktop in our home office has internet. The modem is showing all the proper lights flashing, indicating there is ethernet, DSL and internet.

When we open our laptops and get a signal even for a brief moment, it kills the connection on the desktop and all lights on the modem go off, except the power light which starts flashing slowly. Totally loses connection. As soon as we close the laptop, the connection comes back on the desktop.

I noticed that the icon in the tray that indicates connectivity (the two computer monitors flashing blue back and forth) looks different than normal. There is no little globe in front of them, there are just two monitors and there is usually a globe showing internet access. So I clicked it and it says we're connected to "Network 7" Access: local. So I took a screen shot of this.

What is going on, can someone help me out? I have no idea what to do but we need internet on the laptops. If you need any more information from me, feel free to ask! Thanks!
 

Answer:Solved: Connected to "Network 7" a local network - but not to the internet?

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I am considering purchasing a USRobitics 5461 router/print server. My question is, if I connect my printer to the print server, does it then become exclusively usable only by those connected wirelessly, or can I still use it with my desktop computer which sits beside the printer? I do not wish to go wireless with the desktop, and I surely do not wish to have to purchase a seperate printer for my wireless applications.

Answer:Local and network printing

This wireless Router has a USB port on the back to which you can connect a printer. You would need to connect your desktop to one of the routers 4 ports via an Ethernet cable. In other words you have to have a 10/100 Network Card in the desktop. If you don`t have this already you may consider buying a Cheap USB wireless network asapter instead - about 20 should do it.

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The laptop always shows the local network folder but the computer only shows the local netowrk folder sometimes, why is this? How can i sort this problem out?
 

Answer:Local network problem...

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Ok i got a gateway laptop last year and it has always worked fine, it came with windows vista home premium. Well recently I got a new router becuase the other one broke. I got a nice 60$ linksys router.

I set the router up on my desktop (xp os) and everything worked fine. Well everything worked fine for 2 days. Now my laptop only gets a local only connection to the netwrok, even if i plug it in directly.

My roomates mac and xp laptop work fine wirelessly and mine worked for 2days.

I have searched the internet and tried turning off the Ivop 6 or whatever it is.
i thought i had it figured out when i tried this
Fixing the local only internet access issue in Windows Vista | The Bit Guru


but still nothing. I need this to work becuz it is my work laptop I travel with and i need the internet. Anything suggestions? I have also uninstalled norton but still no luck.

Answer:local only for network connection

anyone??

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Moderator, please delete. It's late (or rather it's early) and my brain isn't functioning.
 

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Good morning, I connect at home wirelessly with no issues using W7 Ultimate on my Fujitsu laptop. I don't really understand all the different types of network but currently I share with no one, and under the network settings it states 'Home Network' and then 'Ready to Create.'

I was away for work recently at another site and they have an open wi-fi for visitors to use on non-work laptops, so it's passworded but other than that, it's totally unrestricted.

When I tried to connect it found the wi-fi network with full strength but would not identify and connect - the password was okay as I when I tried an incorrect one, it stated just that.

Do I need to do something different with regards to grouping/network etc or could the fault have possibly been with them?

Thanks - Blue

Note: it used to work on XP Pro!

Answer:Not connecting to local wi-fi network

Have you made sure the security type (ie WPA) and encryption of the wifi matches your windows 7?

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I have 3 computers - Computers 1, 2 and 3 all running XP Home connected my my home network via a Netgear 843 router provided by Sky.Various drives and folders are set up for sharing.Computer 1 : In network places all the shared drives and folders appear under the local network section with only MSN and My Shared Folder appearing in the Internet section.However, with computers 2 and 3 the appearance in My Network Places of the shared drives and folders is different - they all appear in the Internet section - the only ones that appear in the Local Network section are those on the actual computer itself.Computer 1 is only able to receive files from computers 2 and 3 it cannot send any (Access denied message).Computers 2 and 3 can receive and send files to/from computer 1.Windows firewall is off on all 3 computers , no other firewall is installed.Can someone help me out here please?

Answer:Local Network Problem

Check the Permissions on computers 1 & 2 in the Share option.

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I have several links on my desktop to local locations on my computer. My desktop is shared and every time someone opens a link on my desktop from their computer that link?s destination address is changed to a network address on my desktop as well.

Any thoughts on how to somehow ?lock? the address in?

Answer:Network vs local links

This sounds very interesting, but I really have no idea what you mean...

Are these "shortcuts" to UNC Paths? ie: "\\localmachine\My Documents"?

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I have just up dated four of our computers to windows 10 and set up a wifi network between the 4 computers without too many problems.
However I have a problem with a local connection from my main pc (windows 10) to a pc which runs in parallel (pc on windows xp) they are linked by ethernet cable. When I boot the machines in the morning windows 10 displays an icon with the xp pc and all works fine. Later on in the day the xp pc icon has disappeared but working on the xp machine it is still possible to link to the windows 10 machine.
My question is once the icon has disappeared of the windows 10 pc how can I re-establish to link? It appears that the link still exists but I can't access it.

Answer:local network 10 to xp ethernet

Confusing setup.

When the icon disappears, trying typing the ip of the machine into explorer.

Like this:

Code:
\\192.168.1.178\
or
\\10.0.0.28\

If that don't work, open an admin command prompt and enter this command to see if the other machine shows up

Code:
net view

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Question: local area network

hi, my name is clark. recently, i have had this problem with my LAN. when i first hooked up to the router, there was no problem accessing the internet or sharing my musice through itunes with the other computers that were connected to the router. however, after a thunderstorm in which the power was temporarily interrupted, i lost the connection to the LAN. it indicates that i am connected to a LAN, but i cannot access any of the aforementioned. it also shows that the rate of information that is being channeled thru the connections is really small compared to normal numbers. i tried to change the speed of the card, i switched ports on the router, i assigned my computer a static IP address, i tried to connect to my friends computer directly, all of which did not work. i would like to thik that my card is still funcitonal, as it says so on its properties screen. i am suspicious that the setting on my computer were changed, altho i am not sure. i tried to hook the internet straight into my ethernet card, but that did not work. i run on a windows xp home edition, i have a VIA rhine II ethernet card. the router is a d-link model that still works for the other computers on the network, which are macs. i dont think that changes anything, because we are all connecting to the internet through the router,not an administrative computer. please help me if it is at all possible. thanks a lot for trying

clark fisher
 

Answer:local area network

That's a hard one, especially if you can't even connect to the internet. Of course, if you are using the LAN settings, you wouldn't be able to connect to the internet, anyway.

Can you create a new connection with all the default settings and then try the internet?

Can you switch a crad with someone to see if yours is the problem?
 

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Hey all, my first post so bear with me.

Running Vista Home Premium 64 and I'm having great difficulties connecting to the internet through my home network.

My wireless router is a D-Link WBR-1301 and I've tried the Internet Connectivity Test on microsoft.com using another laptop with XP and it said the router should work with Vista albeit with some vista features disabled. D-link itself says the router should work with Vista.. and I have to most up-to-date firmware for the router. The XP laptop connects to the network and internet just fine. I have WPA-2 security running and I made sure both machines are using the same passkey and are part of the same workgroup.

The problem is that Vista says I'm connected to the network but there is no internet connection and no amount of diagnose and repair fixes the problem, such as reseting the wireless adapter, obtaining new IP address, etc.

I've even tried using a LAN cable to connect to the router but to no avail either.

Does anyone have any idea to what is going on here? Is this possibly a router compatibility issue?

Answer:Local Access only on Network

Hi malfuriouspete,

Go into your Network And Sharing Center (either through Control Panel or right-click on the network icon at bottom right and select)
Your network name should be declared here as Private - if not, you can click "customize" and put it as Private

HTH
vicber

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Any advice why this should happen please ?Twice this week I have had no internet/mail connection. My NTL checked out OK but there was no connection to the computer because there was a red cross in - "Local Network Connection" icon (control panel etc).I retrieved the system OK by using System Restore to the previous day.Why should this happenand more worrryingly why twice already this week ?Thanks for looking.

Answer:Local Network Connection

Try,Control Panel.Network Connections.Right clicl Local Area Connection and press repair.Or Control panel ,Administrative Tools.Scroll down to DNS Client make sure it is set to automatic.Or Switch your Modem off at the wall socket for 10 seconds ,Switch it on and wait 2 minutes before you go on it again.Speed Test,click here just to make sure that you are getting the proper download speed.

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At work here I've got three machines, two on Windows 98SE and one on Windows 2000. The Win 2000 is in the office and I want to share files with the two 98 machines. I have these click here although they work, the connections are a bit flakey, so I probably need a router. No Internet or Intranet is involved so any suggestions on routers would be appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:Which router for a local network?

The purpose of a "Router" to is to route Internet traffic to the appropriate computer in a network. If there is no Internet involved in your network, then a Router is not the solution you are looking for.At the moment, if all computers are using USB Wireless Network Adapters and connecting via an "Ad Hoc" network, you should probably be looking at replacing the Wireless Network Adapter in the MAIN PC with a "Wireless Access Point". This plugs into a conventional *wired* network adapter and, as its name suggests, provides an Access Point for wireless adapters to connect to a wired network (in this case just your main PC). You would then have an "Infrastructure" wireless network instead of an "Ad Hoc" one. The difference is that, instead of all three PCs talking directly to one another, they would all communicate via the Wireless Access Point, the main PC through its *wired* connection and the other two *wirelessly*.The alternative is to set up a completely WIRED network. This would involve connecting each PC to a "Network Switch" by ethernet cable.

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If I have three computers on local network and only one has internet access will this update all machines on local network?

Answer:Updates on Local Network

Yeah - this is a great option. It does not entirely stop getting stuff from internet as it is basically a torrent system, but is much faster and much reduces download demand

A torrent system basically extacts bits of a file from multiple sources, so each serving pc does not have to upload whole file (uploading usually being slower than downloading), and receiving pc glues it all together again. So you might get 5 pcs uploading a fifth each of the file at the same time, and pc can download all five parts simultaneously as download is usually several times faster than upload. It actually works in much smaller increments, but the principle is the same.

I always update my fast pc first, leaving my other slower devices switched off. Then I turn on other devices, and you see the hdd flicking away as it serves the updates to the other devices.

Do not enable last option as it will 'steal' bandwidth from you.

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So heres my issue.

I'm on a domain here at my office. I have files stored on my server I need to access (client info). When I need to troubleshoot a client's system, I logon to their VPN and now I can access their server to do work. However, I no longer have access to my own network, because im on their VPN.

What can I do to keep local access to my own network when im on their VPN. Is installing a 2nd network card possible, if so, how would i handle the vpn/local access, via the route command in dos??
 

Answer:How To Keep My Local Network When Joining A VPN

If it just standard windows VPN then you can split the tunnel

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878117.aspx

If its Cisco etc then this may be an issue.
 

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I have recently installed a cable modem with ethernet to laptop. On the laptop,
the icon says "local only" and on the modem the Online light is not on.
At times, I am connected, but it goes on and off. I appreciate any help
to troubleshoot this. Thank you.

It is a new cable modem - Arris - and the laptop is running Vista
I have already tried rebooting modem
 

Answer:Local Only on Network Icon

Often you have to register a new modem with your ISP. Have you done that?
 

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Hello,

I'm puzzled as to how "add a local printer" and "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" are different.

Under "Add a local printer", I can use an existing port or create a new port, under which I can set a TCP/IP address to connect to shared printer over network. What's the difference between existing port and new port? How is this port local when I can set IP address to printer shared over network?

And how does "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" function differently than the former? I'm trying to distinguish the nature between the two so I can get a better understand for troubleshooting purposes. I appreciate any help.

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I have a small network of four desktops and two laptops. One of my laptops, an IBM Think pad X40 cannot access the workgroup. It cannot even see itself, I time out and get an error if I try to view the workgroup.

"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

All the other PCs function fine. This has really got my stumped and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Ive tried everything I can think of short of reformatting. I've reinstalled in hardware drivers, I've reinstalled all the client-service-protocol stuff in network connections, I've enabled and disabled firewalls, set it as the DMZ host on the router. Ive used both wired and wireless connections. I've gone through the wireless setup wizard probably 15 times now. I am totally baffled as to what is causing this.

Answer:Cannot see other computers on local network.

Forgot to mention: Other computers can see the name of the IBM Laptop on the network but cannot access it with a network path not found error. And the Internet works fine.

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I have recently gotten a Virgin Super Hub router and everyone in the house is able to connect to the internet fine except me. I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows Vista running on it. I am able to connect locally to the network however it lists it as an "unidentified network" and when I try to diagnose the problem I receive notifications such as "Cannot communicate with primary DNS server 194.168.4.100" and "Network Diagnostic pinged remote host but did not receive a response. When I have a cable plugged into the router and my laptop I am able to connect but on a separate network "Network 3". Please help!
 

Answer:Network connection local only

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I just installed windows vista ultimate on my desktop pc and I can not get it to connect to the internet. It says unidentified network Local only. It is connected through an ethernet cable and it works on my laptop with windows xp fine. I have seen this problem across the internet but can not find a solution for mine.

Any help would be very appreciated.
 

Answer:unidentified Network : Local only

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Attached is my ipconfig/all as it pertains to wireless.

My lan connection is working fine, and other computer can connect to the internet via the same router.
 

Answer:Wireless Network - Local Only

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I don't understnad the difference between "local network" and "workgroup" (in Windows XP). I have a (wireless) network of 3 computers at home, and have set everything up with a workgroup and file sharing. I then changed the workgroup of my laptop. On my laptop, when I clicked on "My Netork Places", I could access the shared folders on the other machines on the original workgroup (under Local Network), but if I clicked on "view workgroup computers" only the one would show - my laptop.This seems to conflict with everything I read about setting up local networks, and the importance of setting the same workgroup name.Can anyone explain this?Thanks

Answer:Local network and workgroups

workgroup name is the name of the network in which the networked computers conect to that name. If they find another computer trying to connect to the network with the same name they will make a network between them.Local network shows all the networks connected to the computer.Hope that i was basic enaugh, so that you will learn about the differences

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Does anyone know if there is a way to setup a log that shows what people have downloaded from my local network, and what their computer name is? It isn't a big deal, but would be kind of nice to see what certain people wanted.
 

Answer:Log for local network sharing

I think you should find an app from Network Information Tools - TotalShareware Software Archive

If you want to go overkill - check out the ultimate network analyzer: The Ethereal Network Analyzer. I was quite amazed of how much information is being transferred all the time on LAN.
 

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Hello, I have a Window Vista, HP Pavilion Laptop, i have been trying to connect to my wireless router.

Unidentifed network (local only) wont allow for it to connect.

Ive disabled all security
Uninstalled Norton
Reset the router


Can anyone help?

Answer:Unidentified Network (Local Only)

moving to the Networking Forum for better results.
Do you see the DSL light on your Modem or Modem/Router if a combo?
Boot into the the Routers setup and make sure it is connecting with your ISP. If not, contact the ISP and have them test the lines

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Alright, so I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 build 7086 x64. Everything works just find, except my network adapters. I'll detail system specs after I explain the problem.

When i connect one of my cables, the computer attempts to identify the network. It doesnt. I check IPconfig, and it gets all DHCP information from my Linksys router, but no internet connection. I have IPv6 turned off on both adapters, as well as the VMnet adapters i use for VMware Workstation.

I attempt to ping google.com and it comes back, ping request could not find host
I attempt to ping the router, and says host unreachable.

(IPconfig data - Local Area Connection 2) (Local Area Connection 1 shows up the same with IPv4 Address 192.168.1.102)
Connection-specific DNS Suffix : oxfordnetworks.net
IPv4 Address : 192.168.1.103
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway : 192.168.1.1

The Gateway itself sees the Win 7 computer, but when i ping from the router to 192.168.1.103, it times out.

Also, I attempted to update the network drivers using the Intel Pro v14 Vista x64 drivers, and the installer wouldnt let me install the drivers because of "software not built for your operating system"

System Specs:
Supermicro X8SAX x58 motherboard
core i7 920
ATI 4890 (XFX Extreme Edition)
6gb 3x2gb 1333 Corsair XMS
WD64000AAKS 640 GB Western Digital HDD
2x LG SuperMulti DVD burners

Everything EXCEPT the network is working flawlessly on this sytem

Answer:local only network - wired

Hello Jrdonnaruma,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Oxfordnetworks.net is a local outfit. We must practically be neighbors.

Only idea I have is to try installing the Vista drivers in compatibility mode: Info here if needed: Compatibility Mode

Hope this helps and that you enjoy the forums.
Please keep us posted.

Gary

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Hi, This is urgent

Something happened to my computer after the last virus scan. I was thinking maybe my files got deleted with it

I am not able to connect to the internet trough CABLE. The cable hole on my software shows a green sign (means it is connected?), but there is no sign of connectivity

I tried a different cable network, and I still get the same. No reaction whatsoever from the internet

Only wireless is available, which is ridiculous for a Desktop

I open the network connections and there is nothing, just wireless drivers and wireless availability

I tried to create a network manually but, the computer only allows me to create wireless or such connections

Everything is really slow..i cant even watch a video or play a game. everything gets jammed. tx to the wireless

How to fix this?

Answer:my local network does not work

I think that, possibly, a quick fix might be a system restore. If the problem was due to the last scan it should work.
System Restore - How to
Remember our answers are given based upon the clues that you supply.
In the event that does not work, try in safe mode. That will give us additional clues.

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If am trying to share files / printer between to Win 7 computers on the same network. From one of the computers neither the homegroup or the network will work. I can see the other computer in the homegroup but I can't access the files.

With network, it tells me the network provider name is invalid. I will not even allow me to access the network folders on the local machine.

The machine has a single administrator account. I think that there is something wrong with the administrator privileges, but I am not sure what.

I have tried most of the things mention in this forum to right the problem, but nothing works. There was a suggestion to scan the system files for corrupted or broken files. It writes a log file at the end of this process. I couldn't examine the file because there is something wrong with my administrator privileges.

So HELP please.

Answer:Local Network Issue

Hi there,

If you're sure that the Homegroup in your network is setup correctly try creating a new account as Administrator from the problematic computer and see if you're able to access the shared network resources. Compare the ipconfig/all output of this computer to another working computer. If there's any discrepancies please post both ipconfig/all output in your next post.

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can i pass my internet traffic on one network to other network connected via same SWITCH. i explain,
i have a broadband connection to a BSD system with IP :211.224.196.1 connected directly to network switch.
Now i know that i can use 211.224.196.2 - 211.224.196.254 with gateway 211.224.196.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 for internet distribution.

but my broadband provider gives machines an ip of range 212.224.196.1-254.224.196.1 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and the gateway 211.224.196.1 and primary dns server 211.224.196.1 . is it valid????????????? .
but the net is working. can anybody explain.
thnx in advance
 

Answer:Local network issue

You've lost me a little if the two networks are connected why don't you just rewire it so there is one big network. Do you think you could supply a network diagram of your current network? Then we can work out what you need to do.
 

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Hi,
I have an Acer Aspire V5 running Windows 8 and am having trouble connecting to the home router/modem - Netgear CGD24N v2. I can connect to other wifi hotspots (such as tethering to my phone) and other computers work with the home router, just none with windows 8.
The laptop will recognise the network, connect locally and then say 'identifying...', but rarely manages to get internet access. It has done so a couple of times, but only when right next to the router and even then, it drops out relatively quickly afterwards. It has no problems connecting to the router via ethernet cable

I've seen people ask for it before, so here is the info from command prompt in case it's any use:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\James>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7479:903:92c2:267b%15
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.38.123
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{A98AC36C-CA52-4BDA-BCF0-5B4F91421B9A}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media... Read more

Answer:Local Only Network Connection

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router. Then reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure it. (Make sure you know the important settings before starting this procedure.)

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I have successfully set up a network on two computers & they can see each other no problem.I made the C drive etc. available to each other but the problem is i am being denied access to these drives because i do not have permission to open them.I am administrator on both computers so how do you give yourself permission.Thanks.

Answer:Problems with Local Network

Should have said o/s is XP home and i can't see how to do it in Users.

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Hi,
I have 2 computers side by side both vista. This one can get to the Internet and the other one show Access Local Only.

I was working with file sharing and Internet stopped working. Is there a tie in with sharing and Internet connection?

I want a folder with read write access and no user/password protection and Internet connection. Is there a way to make this happen?

Is the sharing part of my network problem?

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sorry to say i have ben trying to fix this off and on since june, my son inlaw gave me this laptop with this issue. I have tried DhcpConnEnableBcastFlagToggle -1,DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag-0
release renew, uninstall and reinstall. it will connect to hotels, coffee shops and also someone in the neighborhood with unsecured network but not my secured network. connected to my network we have i-phones xp,windows 7 and vista (dell). also it connects thru ethernet.

please i have watched endless utube videos and online answers. nothing seems to work and i cant let it go

Answer:unidentified network local only

log into the router and remove the wireless security - no see if it will connect - if it does - log back into the router and try the wireless security again
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What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

can we see an ipconfig /all
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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you n... Read more

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So frustrating. Okay. I have a pretty basic network. Its 3 computers, 1 wireless 2 wired. all through 1 router. Okay I have an ADSL modem to a Linksys WRT54g, then two computers wired, one on wireless and an XBOX 360 wired too. I cannot ping one wired computer to the other, both computers can ping the router and both can ping loopback (127.0.0.1)

Why cant they ping eachother? I have had this network setup and running before, now i have updated both motherboards in both wired computers and reinstalled windows on both aswell. They used to communicate perfectly and when i went to setup the network they could already ping eachother so i never had a problem. any suggestions?
 

Answer:Solved: Need Local Network Help PLEASE

If they are both accessing the internet through the same router an inability to ping is almost always a firewall issue.
 

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Hello
I have (4) computers, I want to update only (01) PC via internet and the other via Local network with the option of Windows update .
But it seems don't work with me !
I think I didn't build a well local network , The (3) PCs are connected to the router that's all, should I create the Home group ?
How to make it work?
And thanks

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I recently purchased a new HP laptop with built in wireless adapter. While setting up this PC I connected to my wireless network just fine to update the windows operating system, (Vista Home Premium).

A few days later I upgraded my desktop PC which is connected to the router with a cable from XP Media Edition to Windows Vista Home Premium.

Now, when I turn on my new laptop it will only connect to my wireless network "locally" and not connect to the Internet.

Nothing has changed with my router.

What gives? I can't make it work.

William
 

Answer:Local Network Connection Only

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Question: Local Area Network

I recently had to re-install Windows XP (SP2) on my Dell 5150 Laptop. I have not been able to get my internet connection to work since the re-install. I have plugged the cable into my network card in the computer and the light that comes on is orange and not green. I know the cable and internet connection work fine because I use that same connection/cable on my desktop computer with no problems. I recently used this same port on my laptop not more than a week ago with no glitches. I have gone to Network Connections in the control panel and there is no Local Area Connection icon being displayed. There is a 1394 Connection and a Wireless Network Connection icon displayed but no LAN connection. I do not have a wireless Network connection so I am unable to use that. Please let me know what you think about why I do not have a LAN connection.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Local Area Network

Did you install your network controller and driver?

DOWNLOAD

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I set up a local network using three computers. Two are running Windows 98-se and one is using XP, I used a LINKSYS 4 port router, I have cable Internet service. The problem: sometimes they see each other, sometimes not. I can access the Internet only on one computer (one of the ones using windows 98se) what can I do to get Internet access on all computers?
 

Answer:Local network problem

On all the computers, open up a command prompt and run IPCONFIG /all

See what IP address information they are all getting. The only thing that should be different is the actual IP address. The subnet mask, gateway and DNS addresses should all be identical.
 

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I have just up dated four of our computers to windows 10 and set up a wifi network between the 4 computers without too many problems.
However I have a problem with a local connection from my main pc (windows 10) to a pc which runs in parallel (pc on windows xp) they are linked by ethernet cable. When I boot the machines in the morning windows 10 displays an icon with the xp pc and all works fine. Later on in the day the xp pc icon has disappeared but working on the xp machine it is still possible to link to the windows 10 machine.
My question is once the icon has disappeared of the windows 10 pc how can I re-establish to link? It appears that the link still exists but I can't access it.

Answer:local network 10 to xp ethernet

Confusing setup.

When the icon disappears, trying typing the ip of the machine into explorer.

Like this:

Code:
\\192.168.1.178\
or
\\10.0.0.28\
If that don't work, open an admin command prompt and enter this command to see if the other machine shows up

Code:
net view

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Hi,

I have sbcglobal dsl using a speedstream 5100. I have a hub between my desktop, running Win2k, and the router. My computer can access the internet with the IP settings "Obtain IP address automatically" and "obtain DNS server automatically".

When we attach another computer on the network, we get IP address conflicts on both computers. The other computer is a work laptop running XP so the settings are not same as the desktop above but it can access the network as long as it booted with the ethernet connected. Just to be clear, each computer can access the internet only when the other computer is off.

Any idea what the problem might be?

We'd also like to attach wireless network access for the laptop.

Edit in -------

I was looking at my modem config and saw the following (set to PPP is on the modem):

---------------------------------------------------------------- following copied from modem setup screen

PPP Location
WARNING

Changing these settings may interfere with your ability to connect to the Internet.

PPP is on the modem. This is the normal mode for this modem when connected to a single computer. In this mode, the PPP session is initiated from the modem. Gateways and routers should work in this mode but their configuration may have to be changed to do so (e.g., you may need to have the gateway/router IP address changed to 192.168.1.1).
PPP is on the computer. This mode is normally used if you need to run a PPPoE client on your P... Read more

Answer:IP conflicts on local network

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I connect to work through a Cisco VPN. My home office has a broadband router with two computers and a network printer. I can print from either computer as long as I am not connected to the VPN. However, I would like to be able to print when I am connected to the VPN.

I have enabled Local Lan Access on my VPN settings, but once connected the Properties window says that Local LAN access is disabled.

Any suggestions as to how to configure my system so I can print on my network printer while remaining connected to the VPN?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Local network printing with a VPN

Are you using a VPN client to connect to the system? That would complicate matters, a lot.

I'm using a VPN here, with a Cisco router. However, to "log on" to the VPN I just use the Windows logon system with my username/password. I just had to add my network printer (HP LaserJet 6 on a DLink server) to the system as a local administrator, and it was available and working under the VPN account.
 

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Hello!

One of my mom's friend recently gifted me his old laptop, because he bought a new one. It is a Windows Vista, 32-bit about a month ago. Everything was working fine, until last night when I closed my laptop in the middle of a Netflix show. Perhaps that was wrong, but I've never had that issue before.

Anyway, this morning when I woke up, my internet was not working. The diagnostics said that my Wireless Security Key was not correct, even though I typed in the correct password. I even checked on my phone, and my phone worked!

So on my phone, I managed to Google the issue. I tried the solutions, and none of them worked. Till I was fed up, went into my router by clicking, properties and tried every single security type. Then magically it worked!

Ironically, on the same security type that it started with:
WPA-Personal
TKIP

However, now my wireless says: Local and Internet.

What does that mean? Does that mean that now everybody in my apartment can connect to my internet, and reach all my files? All my passwords, and secure information? If so, how do I change it back to being private?

Thank you anyone who can help me!
 

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Um ok....
So I am getting HUGE lag between boxes.

Code:

--- 10.0.0.3 ping statistics ---
55 packets transmitted, 55 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 18.124/457.124/915.635 ms

I dont know where to begin with this one.
I rectently bought a 10/100/1000 card for my file server, and it has been working perfectly up until today.
I have been getting insane lag times which make file transfers near impossible, and RD totally unusable
I have tried with my integrated 10/100 nic and I get good times( 0.258), but 10/100 is slow for what I am doing.

Box thats lagging:
1.7P4
RG1032v2 on a 32 bit PCI bus with newest drivers

Box I am pinging from:
Dual 2Ghz G5.. Yes a mac (shut-up)

This is on a 10/100/1000 network

I dont have any apps to diagram this properly, so my awesome photoshop skills will have to do.
edit: seems that iupload is down, so im hosting on my home server... slow
http://images.mattmckay.org/networkdiagram.gif
 

Answer:457.124ms lag on a local network?

I assume you've tried a new network cable?
 

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For some reason I can't connect to the internet. The monitor icon at the right-hand bottom corner on my screen does not display a connection. When I try to run IE it does not display a page.
I restarted the pc in safe mode with networking and can connect to the internet there. I ran a virus scan using McAfee, SuperAntiSpy, SpyBot-Search & Destroy and Combofix. With all that done,
I still can not connect. I sending you the report from combofix and the report from HiJackThis. Please help.

ComboFix 12-08-30.05 - gaustin 08/31/2012 11:27:14.1.2 - x86 NETWORK
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1012.512 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\users\gaustin\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
* Created a new restore point
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\programdata\5bddbaa5
c:\users\maustin\AppData\Roaming\630c0fb1
c:\windows\system32\jucheck.exe
c:\windows\system32\jusched.exe
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Answer:Network Access Local Only

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I have installed both an HP WiFi Laser Printer and a Lorex Security System connected through ethernet cable recently. During setup for both things I have been given an IP address to access them through a browser, but can't seem to connect. The printer is functioning on the Network, so not really a problem, but I I want to access the Security System from the web. My router shows the mac address of the Security System, so its there, just can't get in.

Anyway, thanks in advance for any help!
 

Answer:Local Network Access

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This issue started when our third party support changed the subnet (192.168.0.0/23) of our network since there are few IP addresses left. All of our workstations here are currently running on Windows 7 64-bit and now some of it have ARP.exe running on the task manager and it consumes a huge amount of CPU usage.

We've already restarted our unmanaged Cisco Switches (Cisco Small Business SG300)to flush the ARP tables but still the issue persist. No VLANs in the switches.

We have 170 workstations here and 20 or more workstations have the issue. I've already scanned for malwares and viruses but nothing found.

Hope you guys help me out here.
 

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Hey guys:

I have a little network with 4 PC. I need to use local e-mail (Microsoft Outlook) without access to internet. What I need for it?

Thanks
 

Answer:Email in a Local Network

Email without the Internet? Hmm...

Do you want to setup email between the 4 computers on your network and nothing more?
 

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I am trying to connect my road runner modem to my ethernet - but i cant find my local network in my network control panels. like my computer does not see my ethernet card?? what can i do? the green light is on on my ethernet port on my hp. i can not even see it in my devices manager.
 

Answer:missing local network

check cervices are running
start run type services.msc vista start type services enter
go to
&#8226; COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
&#8226; Computer Browser
&#8226; DHCP Client
&#8226; DNS Client
&#8226; Network Connections
&#8226; Network Location Awareness
&#8226; Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
&#8226; Server
&#8226; TCP/IP Netbios helper
&#8226; Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
&#8226; WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
&#8226; Workstation
make sure all are running ( except wireless if you not using it)

right click the start button properties start menu customise advanced show network connect to option
 

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Hey, does anyone know a way to log into one XP machine from another XP machine on a local network (home network, over wireless router). I would like be able to use the one computer as though I were sitting behind it, from my laptop upstairs. I have full admin on both machines.
 

Answer:Login on local network

If XP professional you can use remote desktop.
 

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Is there a command prompt command to run a file within a network? Such as shutdown -i [localip] etc..

Answer:Run a file within a local network

One does not "run a file". Open can "open" a file, but that's executing an application and telling it to open that file.

Perhaps if you were more specific about what you mean.

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