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Apartment Network problem

Question: Apartment Network problem

Ok, so I do not know if this is the right forum or site to ask this question to be honest. It applies to Linux, though more applies to a networking issue.

So here is the problem:
I currently live in an apartment that has its own network that is given to them by their ISP. So my router is getting its ip address from their DHCP server/router and then I give out my own IP address via my own router. So Im trying to be able to SSH into my machine, or even just to remote desktop onto my Windows side. I have my router set up accordingly and I can ssh into my machine when I am on their own network (not my own) but when I am away I cannot (because my routers IP address is unique in the apartment complexes network). Does anyone know a solution to this? I was thinking a VPN into their network and then SSH into my own afterwords. Problem is... I'm really not sure if this is a solution and if so, How do I do it?

Thank you for your time, I hope someone has a solution to my problem

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Answer: Apartment Network problem

This is a STATIC route or PORT FORWARD problem and without the consent the apartment owner, neither are possible.

Your data flow is

ISP == Apt.router---Your.router---your.pc
Assume the Apt.router is at address
If yours is anything else, then your lan is isolated from the apt and you have great security.
* to get Public access (eg from work) to your pc, you need to
cross the Apt.router nat, get to your.router and port forward to your pc - - complicated.​If your.router is on the Apt.lan (meaning you disable DHCP in your router)
you are exposed to all the other apartments,
and still need port forward to your PC, and that requires a FIXED address assignment in the apt.router.​
IMO, the conclusion is this is non-trivial, has dependencies on the good will of the apt owner/tech support guy and requires extra diligence on your systems for security & privacy.
This would need (imo) to be more than just 'I want to play games on the Internet'

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Question: Apartment Network

I moved into an apartment recently and ever since then I can't connect to a certain program. The main one i need to use is soulseek, yes soulseek is a p2p program but it's for underground music (DIY record labels) only, it does not violate any laws like the ones this forum has mentioned (KAZAA). Anyway, my problem is that it will not connect to the server. I know it has something to do with the network that I am now on because I never had any problems at my former house, even when I was using a router. I suppose since every apartment has High Speed internet inputs it must be on a giant network or something I really don't know. Can someone please help me figure this out?

Answer:Apartment Network

I'm going to guess it's blocked by the apartment network.

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i am planning on expanding my network options. I just moved into a three bedroom flat and will be having a desktop and 2 laptop one for me and the other my neighbour asked for me to extend my coverage to his flat also. i dont know how i can make this work. i use a 3G EVDO USB modem Any Data ADU - E100 at the moment i connect it to my laptop. how do i make it work for my desktop and the other laptop. also is there a router which i can connect the 3G card to andmy partner can log on to the internet why i am not around. please all response are appreaciate. thanks

Answer:help network my apartment

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My friends and I have a 4 bedroom on campus residence apartment for the school year. We are getting our internet through the schools wireless 802.11b wireless network. But we also want to network our 4 computer together to share files and play lan games.

Each of us will have a 802.11 card in our computer to recieve the internet. Can we also network our 4 computers together using a 802.11b/g wireless router and the same cards we use to recieve the internet or do we each need to wireless 802.11 cards?


Answer:Network in my rez apartment.

just by virtue of the fact you are using the schools network you should be good to go. unless they are blocking SMB traffic at the access point, which I highly doubt.

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Hey all,

Not too long ago, I moved into a new apartment complex... at first, I had no problems using the internet and playing games. However, since moving next door (I was only in the first one temporarily), things have been really slow and I can't even play games when others are on.

I have now checked into the setup and notice that all 5 users on this floor are connected into the DSL modem / router. 3 are directly connected and then 2 more are plugged into a hub connected to the DSL. I have also found out now that 1 neighbor isn't even using it.

Just to make sure it wasn't due to a line connection to my room, I did connect directly into the DSL router / modem but found that there still were lag issues.

I just checked the speed on the connection here and it is around a 1500 Kbps / 210 Kbps.

Now, when no one is on, there is no problem, of course. But, once the day gets going and people log on, it can fairly slow and, typically, any game is unplayable. However, I have noted that I can still download fine during this time. It's just that games can not be played.

So, I am thinking that the main problem is not the speed but mainly that the current setup can just not handle the amount of traffic that is going through it. This would explain for the lag when downloads are still possible.

I will note that there was a time for a month or so that, in the evenings, doing anything was horribly slow. I think that was due to a recent tenant that mov... Read more

Answer:Looking for networking solution for apartment network

Buying your own router wouldnt solve your problem. Youll still be using that single DSL connection with everyone else thats using it. You should get those people together to sign some kind of petition for your landlady to have her upgrade. It'll most likely cost everyone that uses the connection more a month, but like you said its better than buying your own if youre not staying there for long.

Only other option is to buy your own connection. Either that, if you can somehow work out a deal with your neighbors for an internet usage schedule.... good luck with that though.

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I have the same problem except, I just moved into a new apartment complex that provides "high speed" internet as part of the standard services, the internet is provided by an ethernet jack in each room so I have no idea what the modem/router are if at all.

Answer:Solved: XBOX connection with apartment network

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Yesterday I moved into a new apartment in Vancouver, Canada. Several friends came up with me to help me move in. My friends were able to connect to the wireless network. However, as soon as I tried connecting to the network, the wireless signal began to appear and disappear rapidly for everyone connected, effectively cutting off wireless access. This problem only occurs when I sign on. Furthermore, if I start my computer in Safe Mode with network access enabled I am able to connect to the net without any problem.

My computer is a Lenovo S10-3 running on Windows 7 Starter (32-bit) with the latest service pack.

I have so far tried the following solutions (in no particular order):

1. Restarting computer
2. Restarting Wireless Network Adapter
3. Restarting Router
4. Changing wireless network from home to public
5. Disabling home groups
6. Changing power saving settings according to knowledge base article 928152 You may experience connectivity issues or performance issues when you connect a mobile PC that is running Windows Vista or Windows 7 to a wireless access point
7. Uninstalling Lenovo's after market power management program.
8. Performing a system recovery.
9. Disabling/Re-Enabling: Firewall, Anti-virus and Windows Update
10. Scanning for Spyware.

This is the first time I have ever had this problem on any network.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Computer unable to connect to wireless network at new apartment

P.S. My Network Adapter is an Atheros AR9285.

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Let me just begin by saying that I am rather 'computer illeriterate,' but with a little guidance, I usually do fairly well...

Here's the story:

I have been living in an aparment building in Philadelphia for the past year. Over that time, I have connected my HP Pavilion desktop to the building's wireless network via a Linksys Dual-Ban Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. It has worked well, and I have had relatively few complaints (other than the fact that the network is a bit slow).

I recently purchased a new laptop (HP Pavilion dv3 with Windows Home Premium OS) and I can't seem to connect it to the same wireless network. It prompts me to enter a user name, password, and logon domain. I know the password, but I was never given a user name or a logon domain, nor did I ever need it with the Linksys adapter - the password alone always worked (still does when I installed the adapter on the laptop).

So... I can connect the laptop to the network if I use the Linksys Adapter, but not by just using the laptop's built in wireless networking... anyone have any ideas why or any suggestions as to what I could do to correct this? I'd really prefer to not use the Linksys Adapter on my laptop...

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problems connecting to my apartment building's wireless network...

Originally Posted by DaNNo71886

Let me just begin by saying that I am rather 'computer illeriterate,' but with a little guidance, I usually do fairly well...

Here's the story:

I have been living in an aparment building in Philadelphia for the past year. Over that time, I have connected my HP Pavilion desktop to the building's wireless network via a Linksys Dual-Ban Wireless-N USB Network Adapter. It has worked well, and I have had relatively few complaints (other than the fact that the network is a bit slow).

I recently purchased a new laptop (HP Pavilion dv3 with Windows Home Premium OS) and I can't seem to connect it to the same wireless network. It prompts me to enter a user name, password, and logon domain. I know the password, but I was never given a user name or a logon domain, nor did I ever need it with the Linksys adapter - the password alone always worked (still does when I installed the adapter on the laptop).

So... I can connect the laptop to the network if I use the Linksys Adapter, but not by just using the laptop's built in wireless networking... anyone have any ideas why or any suggestions as to what I could do to correct this? I'd really prefer to not use the Linksys Adapter on my laptop...

Thanks in advance!

What encryption protocol does the building use? Do you have a homegroup, or workgroup setup? what different between the built-in and the Linksys?


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Hi. I've got this problem. I live in an apartment and I am forced to only use the apartment's internet service to go online. There are two ways to access the apartments network; via ethernet port or wifi. Once im connected and try to browse, I will first be taken an http login page to enter my username and password. The problem with this is I can only use the username and password for one computer at a time. Trying to get my second laptop to access the web using the same user and password will give me an error saying it is currently being used. As I have two laptops (work and personal), I would like to share the internet connection using a device that will allow either or both machines to connect simutaneously. What device will I need? A router, modem/router, access point, etc? And what configurations should I try?

Answer:Apartment Internet Service problem

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Question: apartment d/l cap

The apartments i'm currently living at as a max set on downloads and caps at about 115 kb/s when downloading files. Is there anyway to adjust any settings to unlock the hidden bandwidth that is obviously there ? thanks ahead

Answer:apartment d/l cap

Not really. Shy of approaching the owners of the flat and asking them, there is no way to bypass that. Also, we cannot assist in that.

closing thread,


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Question: BHO Apartment

What is " BHO Apartment "
is it harmfull?
What program placed it there?

Answer:BHO Apartment

Hi and welcome

I haven't located too much info about it. Is a program detecting it? Is it located in your programs list?

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I recently moved into a new apartment, and have come to the conclusion I need a new wireless router as well. Currently using my roommates router, D-Link's AirPlus Xtreme G DI-624, but it resets itself often and I keep dropping connection. My computer is set up about 60-70 feet away from the router, and I have a pretty generic 802.11g adapter card(TRENDnet, yeah, yeah, i know, i know). So I've come down to two choices.

Belkin Pre-N Wireless Router


Linksys WRT54G (or maybe GS)

Basically, I just want something that'll keep me a good signal strength, and not routinely drop me. All without having to buy a new adapter card, or at least not for a few months. My main questions are: With Belkin Pre-N am I pretty much gonna be getting a "Future-Proof" router? Will the fact that I don't have the same adapter to go with the selected router, matter in the long run(i.e. will it hinder performance so much that itll go below 6Mbps - standard cable internet speed).

My main uses for this is going to be for web browsing, music downloading, and game playing/hosting (warcraft 3, BF2, Quake 3 mostly). Maybe a bit of network file sharing, but thats not too important, as I have a 20ft crossover cable if need be.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Answer:New Apartment, New Router.

The Belkin Pre-N is nice..I've setup a few of those.
Quite similar to the Linksys wrt54gx..their Pre-N MIMO unit.

The newer Linksys wrt54gx4 is awesome.

Ordering one of their new Draft-N units this week for someone...looking forward to that one.

I haven't setup an old G network since over a year ago..been going all Pre-N/MIMO...much better.

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i live in an apartment that gets free internet service its wireless but the apartment i live in does not get a good enough signal to run my ps3 wirelessly so i bought a router set up internet connection sharing through my laptop plugged my laptop in to router so that the wireless signal is stronger because its coming from router and not my apt building. my question is how do i change the nat type on my router for ps3 when i try going to ip address for my router keeps bringing up apts router page and my router just says gateway device and wont give me the web page.

if anyone can help thanks in advance

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Question: College Apartment

I just moved in to a new complex and they provide the high-speed connection for the whole place. The first two weeks I was here (early move in) before most of the complex moved in for the semester I was getting pings as low as 5ms in CS:S and the internet was running great. Then a few days ago the internet went down for the day and when it came back up I couldn't connect to any servers for either CS:S or BF2. So most likely they set up a firewall to block the required TCP/IP ports, but my question is if anyone knows any way or any software that would allow me to bypass the firewall or run the game on other ports so I can game again!

Answer:College Apartment

Can you get your own cable or dsl line there. That'd be the thing to do. Hopefully nobody here would give you advice on bypassing the firewall and unless the servers are running on odd ports then it doesn't really matter about trying to use other ports on your end. If you don't like what the people who OWN the connection you use are doing with it, then try another option. If you don't have one then just live with it or at least go to a board where it's appropriate to ask questions about circumventing firewall rules.

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This is aimed at those of you in Northern VA, preferably in or around Fairfax, although anyone who can add their two cents is more than welcome to.

I moved into an apartment in the 22033 zip code, 703 area code (Summit Fair Lakes, if anyone else is there) within the past few weeks and have been researching broadband. We've been using Verizon DSL at my house prior to the move for two or three years now and I've loved it, no problems except for having to reboot the modem/router every couple weeks.

But from what it looks like, Cox cable internet is really the only viable option at Summit. When I was setting up my phone service Verizon told me DSL was available but when I called to set up today, I was told that there must've been some mistake because it wasn't available. That was frustrating. Other options are satellite and SpeakEasy IDSL. I don't know anything about the first (it sounds expensive) and SpeakEasy's IDSL is over $100/month! For me, who's going to be taking on the full payment for internet at the apartment, that's just too much to swallow per month. Dial-up is also out of the question... With DSL at the other house and DSL at work, going home to dial-up is unbearable. Between my roommates and I, this connection at the apartment will be used for regular Internet browsing, some gaming, downloading, etc. so we a need a good one.

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Answer:New apartment, need Int. opinions

(EDIT-) Weird, it posted my reply in the wrong place..


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So, the wife and I will be moving to a new place next month, and I'm a bit stumped on how to best get the place wired up. We'll be using cable internet, and unfortunately there is only one cable jack in the whole place - (I looked through twice to make sure I wasn't missing one).

The cable jack is right by where the TV will go in the living room. The problem is, the second bedroom that will act as my office is at the exact opposite corner of the place. Far from convenient.

My current plan is to have the modem/router hidden behind the TV, with a switch that goes to the xbox, ps3, wii, and tivo. The problem will be getting a connection to the office which will have the my PC, our home server, and the network printer. I don't really like the idea of using wireless unless I have to - I'll be working from home part time which will require a VERY reliable internet connection, and I also do quite a bit of online gaming, and I've never known a single person that uses wireless for that be happy with it in the long run.

My current equipment is an Airport Extreme with N, and a 5 port 10/100 switch that I've had since....well probably high school. I'm considering the Netgear HDXB101 ethernet over powerline, but the building we're moving to was built in the 60s or 70s, and I'm sure the wiring isn't new. From what I've heard, older wiring gives pretty poor performance with those. I'm also considering grabbing a gigabit swi... Read more

Answer:Help wiring new apartment

Not sure if installation is free but for example in my brothers apartment they had to run a new line from the main box outside his apartment and ran the cable along the wall to whereever you want it but it will be ugly no matter what

Just keep in mind that even if your doing a wireless the internet speed will only be good up to what they are offering in your package.

Are you planning on doing a lot of file transfering? home theater? I would just run the cable to your office or cat 5/6.

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Hello everybody,

I just moved to a new place and the room that my GF and I designated for my office unfortunately does not have a cable connection.
I have two computers that need a wired internet connection and also need to share a local connection. I also have a Laptop that would like to use the Internet at times without wires. Up to now, I had the PCs connected to my DD-WRT'd router, which did the traffic shaping etc.
With the lack of cable connections in the comptuer room, I feel that there are a couple of options:

run a coax cable from the living room, through the hallway into the office (cheapest option, but ugliest)
install modem and my WRT54G in the living room, purchase another WLAN router and wirelessly bridge the connection. Would I want the traffic shaping to happen at the office router, the internet gateway or both? Should I expect ping increases?


Answer:Networking in my new Apartment

I'd run coax to the room, that would be the cheapest, fastest, most reliable and secure means of connection. You can find white and beige coax to match the carpet/walls the best you can, grab a few matching coax retainers to nail it to the wall every so often and it wouldn't look too bad. I'm doing the same thing in my apt, the cable jack is on the opposite side of the room so I just custom made a coax wire to run around the walls, even being black I never notice it.

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Question: Apartment wiring?

I'm moving in to an apartment this afternoon and need to think about wiring.. it's on the second floor so I doubt I can go under the floors with Cat5, so a runway or wireless are the only options. I game a lot, would wireless interfere with the connection much? I'm really not looking forward to setting a runway along the wall, but if necessary.. I'll do what I have to. If you need a diagram, I'd be glad to mspaint one up!

Thanks in advance again!

Answer:Apartment wiring?

I'd run the wire along the wall. That's what I have done. Wifi is usually very choppy in an apartment with all the RF interference around.

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I recently got ATT fiber to my apartment. However, the modem has to sit on the opposite side of the room from where my computer is.

I want to get the most out of my money with fiber, and currently my ethernet speeds plugged in directly net about 900 Mbps+, while I am lucky to see 150 Mbps on my 5ghz wifi connection with a TPLink AC1750 (the wifi in the area is pretty congested).

My desktop computer has gigabit ethernet -- but I would like to avoid running ethernet across the room. Does anyone have any wireless or point-to-point or other means to get as close to running ethernet to my desktop, without actually running ethernet?

I wouldn't mind running ethernet from my desktop to a wireless hub or something similar... but really just looking for the best way to maximize my connection, as most wifi solutions seem to max-out around 400 Mbps in a perfect environment.


Answer:Gigabit Apartment Setup Help
You should check your wifi bands brosef, max output on some bands is 150/300mbps, if you are on AC you can get gigabit, but 5ghz signals travel less distance.

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My new apartment complex provides free T-1 internet access. Currently I have Trend Micro's Internet Security 2004 along with a linksys router for my dsl. Unfortunately, I will have to leave the router with my parents. For more protection would it be wise to buy another router with a built in firewall? How vulnerable are community used T-1 lines?

Answer:Internet Security for New Apartment

Depends on exactly what hardware is involved with the T1, but the smart assumption is always that it's not secure.

Anyway, while a software firewall is probably enough, I would say go ahead and grab another router.

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I just recently moved in to a new apartment to find out that the wifi doesn't consistently reach my room (it would have been great if they'd mentioned that before I moved in).

My 6 year old laptop will connect with 2/5 bars. My desktop, with a better wireless card and antenna, will see the router but by the time I go to connect it's lost. I'd also like to try to connect my cell phone but I haven't tried to see if it will reach yet. Eventually I'll have an xbox I'd like to connect too.

My options and questions:

1. Powerline adapter would work to connect my desktop, but then my other devices are screwed.

2. Additional router in my room. Not sure how this works. Do I just hook it into the cable line and operate on a different frequency? How involved is this?

3. Range extender. Will this simply solve my problem?

4. Access point. Do these extend the range and allow more devices? I'm worried the ancient router wont have enough ports.

What would be the best option for me?

Answer:Apartment Wifi Inaccessible

If you don't need to access to any of the other devices on the network, you could use a combination powerline kit and your own router. Connect the WAN port on your router to the powerline kit to connect it to the main router.

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How would I be able to see if anyone surrounding my apartment is using my connection?

I'm getting serious packet loss, and I dont know why.

I dont even know if that would cause the problem, but in any event...How would I check?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wireless cable in apartment

Grizzle said:

How would I be able to see if anyone surrounding my apartment is using my connection?

I'm getting serious packet loss, and I dont know why.

I dont even know if that would cause the problem, but in any event...How would I check?

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

i was just about to post something similar, so i hope you dont mind me expanding on this a bit... ill help you out first though. ive got cable, and a wifi connection. i FEEL it is pretty safe as i have turned on MAC addressing. no one can connect to my wireless (or even one of the wired ports) without their MAC address being in my router. first thing id recommend you go grizzle is turn on MAC addressing. HOWEVER: do not put the MAC address of the router in and then turn deny all others on. i did that and the only thing it would let see it was itself. time for a hard reset.

my next question would be how do you know you are getting mad packet loss? are you monitoring it some how? if so that would lead to the answer you and i both want.

you can however, in most routers connect to its IP, log on as the admin, then look at the on going connections through its stats. some will even alert you in one way or another if someone joins your network. i have a dlink, and it will let me see the MAC address of the on going connections, and how long they have been connected, and even the amount of traffic going to them, but it will not alert me in any way.

i want to know if anyone out there knows of any... Read more

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Recently I moved into this apartment and found that the bandwidth would suddenly just go from 20mb/s to about 2mb/s at around 5 or so when everyone was home. This wouldnt be a problem if my room mates' connections stayed at a steady 15-30mb/s. Many times the internet will slow down to the point of being unable to load anything. The apartment has access points rather than me owning a router so fiddling with that is hard unless i call support but everytime they try to fix it, they cant find the problem. Any ideas of what could be limiting my bandwidth?

I've updated my drivers, played around with different settings trying to make it as high performance as possible, turning off firewalls does nothing, multiple resets havent changed anything, no programs are hogging bandwidth.

One thing i was wondering is if the access points were getting confusing my laptop but i have no idea.

Some information about my network:
Random other stuff just incase:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 458284 MB, Free - 46013 MB; D: Total - 18350 MB, Free - 2658 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 89 MB;
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Answer:Internet Issues in New Apartment

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We will be moving into an apartment for 3 weeks and I have no clue how this works or what gear I need. I haven't dealt with an apartment since pre-2000.
Currently at home I use an edgerouter lite and a couple unmanaged switches. I have an Aruba remote access point that I require for work. My non-work wifi is provided by an Ubiqiuti UAP-LR. The edgerouter has multiple ports forwarded for Usenet, Plex, Sonarr, Sabnzbd, etc.
Should the equipment provided by the apartment cover my needs, or should I plan on picking up another router, switch, etc?

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I am moving into my new apartment this week and of course I need a high speed internet connection. The town my parents live in has never had Verizon FIOS but I have always heard good stuff about it but never really looked deep into it as far as quality and all that.

I am looking to get the $69.99/mo. middle version I am looking at on the website


Download up to 25 Mbps / Upload up to 15 Mbps

FREE Wi-Fi access included

How does this compare to the current comcast high speed cable I have now.

Is there anything I need to know about FIOS? I plan to use an IPCOP box and my wireless routers for my roomates?

Answer:About to order FIOS for new apartment, anything I should know

Though I live in a newer apt, I would say no, there really isn't much you should worry about or anything in particular you need to know... Verizon tech's will take care of it and if need be, ask you any questions they need to. The only thing I can see as being an issue is the battery backup system they install, though it's most likely outside your apt, though it might be inside, like a closet or by your heater/water heater.

Also, their router/modem works pretty darn well. It's only WEP based but otherwise I love the thing. I get full 5 bars through several walls.

Note; My apt complex has cat5 prewired in the walls of the apt with a patch panel (very cool), but Verizon didn't use it, not sure why...

Oh, only thing I can add, is the modem will need to be hooked to a coax port in your wall, like a cable modem, so be sure to clear some space where you want the router/modem setup and ensure its close to a coax wall port.

Cheers and enjoy high speed poRn downloads... LOL

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Came home from work a couple days ago and my basment apartment was flooded. Unfortnatly my computer sits on the floor. The power supply and keybord got fried and somehow my "bootmgnt" got corrupted or lost and whatever i tried wouldn't bring it back. I reinstalled windows and 1 of my drives is no loger visible in "Explorer" but visible in disk manager. upon futher investigation i relized i didn't have any permission to the entire drive. I tried becomming the owner of the drive and then giving myself permision to it but i don't have the right to change anything. I seems like the drive is protected somehow and i don't know how to undo it. I made the user/comp names the same but to no avail. Somebody please help! I have 120Gig of music in there!
BTW: I also tried sighning in as the Administrator and doing above metioned.
Edit: sorry i forgot to metion i have 2 160 gb drives in comp. C(40gb) & D(110gb) are on 1 drive and "storage" (150gb)is on second drive (which i have no permision to.)

Answer:Flooded apartment whoas.... :(

If it's recognisable but won't mount that would suggest to me the disk has been damaged, usualy I'd say it's become corrupted but this time I'm going to go out on a limb and say physically damaged.

Try installing your drive in another PC if possible and see what it says then.

If your quick you can get Paragon partition manager for free from and see what that has to say about your drive.


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I have an apartment complex that I would like to set up internet for.

Actually, i had thought, what if I could provide internet to the tenants, but charge for it.... kind of like a hotel, but only on a month to month basis. Thinking, maybe $20.00 per month.

Has anyone deployed something like this?

The building is two stories with four, two bedroom units upstairs and four, two bedroom unit downstairs.

I have found a company that does this,, I have not spoke to them yet.

Answer:$$ Internet for Apartment Complex $$

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I want to set up a power line network between 3 rooms of my house.. I live in an apartment building. I'm wondering if it would be safe to set up such a network in my apartment, and if my neighbours living in the same building could somehow be able to access my network (I don't want them to!).

Are there any other pitfalls of a powerline network?

Answer:Powerline Networking in an apartment

Well, my experience with power line networking as been pretty poor, so I'm probably the wrong person to ask. My concern is reliability, I could never get good results in other than connections to the same circuit. Even the mix of equipment running on the line will affect the ability to communicate. Most power line network modules do offer encryption, so privacy is probably not as big a factor.

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Alright guys, this is simple. I know there are 20 of these threads a day, I just don't want to miss anything.

I'm moving into an apartment/condo type deal with 3 other guys. There are two floors, and the place has a total of 3 bedrooms, and one massive living room.

I want wireless G speeds. That is the first step. Pre-N isn't an option, because most of our computers already have wireless cards or NIC's in them.

3 laptops will be used wirelessly, 2 desktops will be wired, and an xbox or two.

I have a WRT54G at home, and love it, but this netgear router looks pretty good too, and for much less $$ right now.

What should I do?

Answer:Wireless for college apartment

Go with whatever meets your budget. If you're set on the netgear, get the netgear. If you're set on the Linksys, get your roommates to chip in on the cost. The Netgear may not have all the features or custom firmware potential of the Linksys, but both are reputable brands and should work fine for your situation. If one happens not to work, take it back and get the other.

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Alright two questions:

Moving into an apartment soon, and I need a networking solution that doesn't involve stringing cables up. The apartment expands upwards; it's 3 stories, 3 bedroom. So it's not a very wide apartment, just spreads up instead of out. Getting SBC DSL. Got 3 machines to hook up, two on the 3rd floor, one on the second (and ground floor is living room). Is wireless reliable enough? I've got a kinda old Netgear wireless router, and it's asstastic. Could I place a wireless router on second floor and that'd reach the third floor? Two computers are laptops with wifi cards, but my computer doesn't have any wireless cards. Internal/external? How much about? Suggestions would be t3h good. I don't really wanna string cat5s all over the apartment, cause it'd hafta get wound around the spiral metal staircase, which wouldn't be easy/good. Would a wireless router also splash downstairs so I could get coverage in the living room? I just need some good equipment I guess, I can handle all the config/security/setup. Thanks guys.

Oh yeah! Second question, what's the difference between a hub and a switch? We lan and use a 12 slot hub. It's an older 10-Half hub, and I was thinking about getting a new way to put all of us together (non-wireless). Thanks again!

Answer:networking solution for apartment

sp3nx0r said:

Alright two questions:

Moving into an apartment soon, and I need a networking solution that doesn't involve stringing cables up. The apartment expands upwards; it's 3 stories, 3 bedroom. So it's not a very wide apartment, just spreads up instead of out. Getting SBC DSL. Got 3 machines to hook up, two on the 3rd floor, one on the second (and ground floor is living room). Is wireless reliable enough? I've got a kinda old Netgear wireless router, and it's asstastic. Could I place a wireless router on second floor and that'd reach the third floor? Two computers are laptops with wifi cards, but my computer doesn't have any wireless cards. Internal/external? How much about? Suggestions would be t3h good. I don't really wanna string cat5s all over the apartment, cause it'd hafta get wound around the spiral metal staircase, which wouldn't be easy/good. Would a wireless router also splash downstairs so I could get coverage in the living room? I just need some good equipment I guess, I can handle all the config/security/setup. Thanks guys.

Oh yeah! Second question, what's the difference between a hub and a switch? We lan and use a 12 slot hub. It's an older 10-Half hub, and I was thinking about getting a new way to put all of us together (non-wireless). Thanks again!Click to expand...

I have a netgear wireless B router, don't remember the model number. I live on the 1st floor of my complex. My girlfriend... Read more

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so in my room in my apartment i have a single ethernet port to connect to. basically i just want my pc, xbox360, and a laptop (not wifi) to all share the port. is it best to go with a router, switch, hub? i'm no looking to spend a whole lot and i don't mind using a software firewall.

Answer:networking gear for apartment?

a cheap 8 port switch would do the job

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Hey all, was wondering if I could find some help for a wireless problem a roommate is having. His room is situated across from another bedroom which contains the wireless router, and there's only a distance of about 10 feet between his laptop and the router, but he cannot receive a signal. The weird thing is, when he sits in the living room, which is further away, he can get the network much better. Those 10 feet are mostly outside, there's a little gap in the house between the rooms, but I wasn't sure if maybe a wireless repeater might solve the problem? He'd just like to be able to use the laptop in his room instead of the TV room for homework reasons. Thanks for any help ahead of time.

Answer:Wireless Problems in Apartment

Most likely wiring and/or insulation in the walls is retarding the signal - a repeater might help, but, like real estate, it's all about location.

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A friend of mine is considering to remodel a part of his apartment building. He would love to create a 3d view of what the new section would look like, since it'll make his decision making process easier. I recommended Google sketchup. While it worked rather well, moving around in sketchup is cumbersome and it is almost impossible to move around a ``person'' model to understand the actual restrictions imposed on him. Since the apartment will be under the roof with angled walls, this is a critical part.

Can you recommend me some better software for this type of task?

Answer:Apartment design software?

Chief Architect might be the ticket. It looks pretty slick for doing 3D designs with pretty simple interior view setup. I've not tried it yet but I know they do a free trial version that should at least get you a pretty good idea if it's for you. I managed to find a video download from their website that did a great job of showing off the capabilities of the platform -but then again, "sales presentations" aren't always that trustworthy. Check it out and let us know what you decide.

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I live in an apartment complex with tons of wireless network all around me. I used to have a Belkin wireless adapter and router which worked fine with not other wireless around, but was trashed in the apartment complex. Upgraded to a nicer Asus router and wireless adapter, which didn't help. Both were 2.4 GHz, and switching around channels 1 thru 11 did nothing.

So my question for those living is busy wireless areas. Would dropping some cash on a 5.4GHz setup potentially solve my problem?

Answer:Making my apartment wireless

5Ghz will help since there are more available channels.

Download inSSIDer and run a quick scan in the 5Ghz channels to see what is available. If you post a screenshot of the capture we can assist with picking a channel, etc.

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I have ordered and returned three different repeaters that did not have sufficient power to boost a signal from my apartment building's LAN.  (The local broadband coverage with AT&T dropped so often [over 40 times in one month] that I discontinued my service after three months.)  I now have to go to the main lobby to get onto the Internet.  The office's LAN seems to be fairly consistent and stable, but it simply does not have the power to reach the approximately 150-200 feet to my room on the 3rd floor.  I don't mind paying $200-$300 if necessary for a repeater, but my hit-and-miss approach to finding a product that has not been over-hyped is getting old.  Even after researching on the Internet, I'm still confused.  Every site seems to promise the moon, but their product has not worked.Please help me find something that works.

Answer:best router/repeater for apartment building

The practical range of 802.11x wireless is more like 30 meters, about 100 feet under average conditions. The government does not allow higher power.The best option for ab apartment building  or hotel is to use  the co-ax cable of the TV system to send Internet into every room. The cable companies do this kind of stuff. Typical use is one device coves two apartments. The download speed is often 10 Mbps, much better than DSL.Ignore the results you find in Google search. Using a repeater in en environment that already has cable installed is pointless.Talk to the cable company.EDIT: In the USA it is the FCC that stops you from using more power on wireless. And the same agency prevents Comcast from giving consumers the best possible deals on Internet, TV and local phone service in an apartment complex.Go Figure.

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Hey guys I'm looking for some assistance in setting up my home network when I move into an apartment.

Currently everything works fine and I can share files and what not between computers and I print wireless over the network just fine as well. I have it all set up through a Netgear 42 router.

My question / concern is: When moving to the new apartment, the internet is provided through the apartment and its all wireless. Therefore there would be no way for me to just plug and Ethernet cable from the wall jack to the input part on my router to just keep picking up and resuming like normal.

Is it possible to maintain the currently functionality of my network after the move? If so could you describe how please. I'm pretty sure as long as the router would be plugged in the network functionality would be there but there wouldn't be any internet it would broadcast. So if I wanted internet I'd have to join the apartment's network on my computer, and If I wanted file sharing I'd have to switch back to my network.

Is there a way to have them both on the same network, by getting the apartments internet to come through my router somehow?

Any help / advice will be appreciated!

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:Wireless Networking setup in an Apartment

You would just use a Router behind Router scheme, if you want to keep your network from being seen by other dwellers in the building.

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I'm curious. I just read that 99.9% of homes don't have a domain and I want to see if that is true among the Hard Forum Users.

Answer:Curious to know, How many of you run a domain at your house, apartment, etc?

I run a FreeBSD based domain controller at my home, and I have a playtoy windows 2000 Advanced server box that doesnt do anything.

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mireadsl says speed is 6500mbs which I take to mean 6.5mb which should be a reasonable speed but it is more like dial up from the dim and distance past.
So, what could be keeping the speed down?

Answer:wifi in rented apartment very slow

Your speed will depend on many things, position of the router, how many are using it at the same time, time of the month depending on your providers limitations and what you are running/downloading and also if the source of your Wi-Fi is shared.

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Hi all! I have an EliteBook 8470p/Win7/i7-3720QM/16Gig/180 SSD/1T HDD and a full complement of wired/wireless network capabilities. I have a tower in my apartment dedicated to the Internet via dial-up. Very slow (provider wise), nay, slower than hell. So I decided to ditch the land line and dial-up, however, not before making sure that I can get online with my laptop without a major hitch. Well, for the time being there is a hitch, a major one. I can get as far as Google, Microsoft and YouTube. No other site, including index pages of major tech sites, such as this one. And, after I search on Google and get results and click on any, I invariably get, a secure database HP site. I cannot get past Google's or Microsoft's index page. No matter what I do, everything defaults to the HP site. However, I CAN get music on YouTube when clicking various pointers to recordings. I need to mention that no one else has this problem. I updated the drivers (to v15.9.1.2/2014). Went into the register and searched for the URL. No improvement with the new driver, URL not found in the register. I use 5 browsers. All of them default to this site. I did not import any profiles from IE into the other browsers. Sometimes, I also get redirected to an AVG secure site, and again, cannot get past this one either. Again, I asked around, including the manager who uses the same hot point, and all say they don't have this problem. ANY IDEAS about t... Read more

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I'm looking into buying a wireless router for my apartment. I'm trying to decide between the linksys 54mbps router G, or a Linksys Etherfast 11mbps router.(both are 2.4ghz.). I'm worried about other people in the complex trying to use my network and phone interference. Will that be a problem? My other question is whether i still have to keep my printer connected to a pc or can it connect to a router. If not, is there some other affordable device that can handle both?
I'm going to running a laptap with a wireless card and a wired pc. Both run with WindowsXP.

Answer:Wireless router in apartment questions.

You really have to be carefull when you set up a wireless network, over here, many stores lie and say its no problem but it is a problem, however you can set things like WEP encryption and limiting access by MAC or IP address to secure you network, you need to set that up within your router, many routers have a webbased interface and its pretty easy to set up.

Some printers can be plugged into the LAN, but they need a RJ-45 adapter (LAN plug) to do so, if it doesnt have one you have to buy a printserver (I think thats what they are called in english) they cost from I think $70 and up, give or take $10.

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I have an interesting and possibly hopeless situation I'm looking for some insight on.

There are two apartments in the house I live in - I live in one, my landlord lives in the other. He provides free Internet, but we share his router: cable comes into the house to the modem, goes to a router, one line runs to his computer, the other runs down to my apartment. I have a proliant that has a few servers virtualized on it, and I have an older PC I'd like to throw Untangle or IPCop on, just to have a firewall box play around with. Here is how I see the flow in my head:

Internet -> Landlord's Router -> Switch in my apartment -> Firewall Box -> Virtualized server farm

Is this even possible? I know connecting routers to routers is a bitch and become super problematic if you don't set up DHCP and other settings correctly, and I'm no guru. I've been trying to search for answers in situations similar to mine but so far have been unsuccessful. Thanks for any advice.

Answer:Test lab in an apartment with shared internet

The way I see it is you could do it like this:

Internet >Lanlords Router > [WAN (Receive DHCP or Setup Static Address) Firewall Box] - [LAN (DHCP Server) Firewall Box] - Apartment Switch - Server Farm

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My apartment complex I just moved into offers free wi-fi. I can connect to it for a short period of slow-loading web page failure, and eventually get "disconnected" with limited or no-connectivity. Also, I have (but do not use, a D-Link wireless router).

Is there a way to use the wireless router as a receiving antenna device if it improves the signal?

I do not know what the apartment complex is using for their router, and have NO access to it. What is the best way to increase MY signal gathering ability to increase my connection?
Thanks in advance

Answer:How to get better WiFi signal (my Apartment Complex)

If your router has "wireless bridge" or "AP client" capability (few regular SOHO routers do) you can use it to connect to the complex's wireless. That's assuming that using their service does not include a page redirect requiring you to agree to their terms or login or anything.

One thing that may improve the signal strength is location--try your antenna other places (probably in a window or in the hall just outside your door ).

Getting a high gain antenna may help, but I don't know whether you already have an adapter to which you can connect it.

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We have started to get some clients that have apartment buildings that offer broadband with their lease, currently most have a few broadband connections and a switch.

I would like to evolve this into a system that is more intelligent. Maybe a switch that we can limit port speed on, or some other mechanic that will help us manage the ISP connection over many users.

Does anyone have anything they use and like or any ideas?


Answer:Researching solutions for apartment buildings.

I like pfSense; a separate VLAN could be used for every apartment, it does bandwith shaping, good security.

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Hey everyone!

I just moved into a new apartment, and before signing the lease, I asked about the internet. They assured me that they had a dedicated T1 line to each apartment, and that it would meet my needs. I connect to a remote desktop for work, and have found that I struggle to maintain a connection for more than a few minutes. This obviously creates a huge issue for me.

On top of this, I play online games. The fact that I cannot maintain a stable connection for more than a few minutes makes this unbearable.

I've done a few pings to local servers and found that the response time rarely drops below 500ms. Ouch.

Is this something on my end or theirs? Is there any way to "massage" them into allowing me to have a 3rd party internet line (such as cable) installed? Or am I completely out of luck?


Answer:Apartment internet speed issues

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Cable going into cable modem, going into a router. Internet works off of the router and on wireless.

I tried plugging a network cable from my router into one of the ports (tried both) and trying to use it in a different room but it doesn't seem to work.

Anybody with experience know if there's something I need to do to get it to work?

I'm going to ask the maintenance guys here but I figured it would be worth asking on the internet as well.

Answer:Apartment Building has CAT5 ports, can I use them?

They probably run to a cabling closet somewhere, likely inside an actual closet in your unit. You just need to find out where and then hook up a switch. My condo is wired up with Cat 6, very convenient.

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Hello, I hope you are doing well.

Simply put, I need more wireless range in some parts of my apartment.

My ISP is Comcast, and I have their 20-25Mbps cable service. I am connected through a Motorola SURFboard SB5101 cable modem. Currently, I am using a Airlink AR430W Super G™ Wireless Router. Everyone in the apartment uses Windows computers.

Unfortunately, half of my apartment barely gets any of the wireless signal, and therefore, has very, very slow connection. Part of the reason is that there are walls between the wireless router and the computers. I would like to state that the connection is very fast when I'm close to the wireless router.

What is the best and cheapest solution so that everyone can get a decent connection and speed? Is there anything I can do at the moment to help boost the signal? I do have another wireless router (it's a Verizon VZ7501ROUT 802.11g Wireless Router), but do not think there's any way to make use of two routers with just one modem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Need Solutions for More Wireless Range in Apartment

Ethernet cable(s) is the best and cheapest solution. If you can run a cable to a central or distant part of the apartment you can add another wireless access point (for which you can use that other wireless router).

Alternatives, all of which have their drawbacks, include powerline (using the electrical system) adapters, a wireless Repeater (or Range Extender), and a high gain antenna.

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Recently I had a technician come to my apartment to repair my laptop under my warranty. After he left I noticed that he left behind this lvds cable:

The cable has a tag dated September, 2008 and I got the laptop in August 2007, so I know that the cable isn't simply one that was taken out and replaced. With that in mind, I have two questions. My laptop seems to work fine, so is it even possible that this cable was meant to be put into my laptop? If it was supposed to have been put back in, are there possible risks to my computer even though it's working fine now? Thanks for your help.

Answer:Technician left this at my apartment, want to know how important it is

looks like a ribbon clear cable that you would find on the back of a notebook pc lcd. maybe he meant to install it and forgot about it, or took it out for another call, ive left tools at service calls but never new or google the serial number on it and see what its for...

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I've been approached at finding the best way to serve wifi at an apartment complex with several buildings.

Here is an overview of the premisis:

The red lines represent breezeways within the complex, it's an open breezeway, two stories tall with nothing more than some metal stairs in each one.
The office is in the center. The main problem here is that the exterior walls of the buildings consist of steel reinforced concrete.
I was thinking an access point at the office with an antenna, then have a repeater in each breezeway. What do you guys think would be the best approach in this situation?

Answer:Installing wifi in apartment complex

Is there a budget in mind yet, or still just planning? Also, is the wireless just available as a free convenience or are customers paying for the service and therefore expect very good coverage and support?

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Hey all,

I have to setup wireless LAN in an apartment clubhouse soon. Within the clubhouse there will be leasing employee PC's and then there will be a business center with computers for residential use. Additionally, we would like to have a wifi hotspot in the pool area.

I would like to segment the employee LAN from the public LAN for obvious security concerns.

What type of hardware would you guys recommend to make all of this happen?

Answer:Apartment Clubhouse / Wireless Implementation

exactly what hardware is already in place there? are these PCs you speak of already there or are you planning their deployment? just deploying the WAP?

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Hello again, Techguy. I hope you can solve this problem I'm having, just like any other issues that I have submitted to you in the past. Thanks for that, BTW.

I'm going to include as much detail as possible, since I'm not sure if my situation is a unique one.

I just started renting a basement apartment. I am using a network adapter to connect to the internet via the router of the ppl that I am renting from, who live upstairs.

I have a router that I would like to use as an extender, since I would like to have a stronger connection/signal.

Now, obviously I don't have access to my landlord's router. Also, my router does not have a 'wireless bridging' option.

Is there a way I can configure my router to aid as a repeater, or should I just invest in a better network adapter? The one I have is a belkin micro N150.

Thanks in advance.

Jeff Ferris

Answer:Not sure if I can use my router as a repeater...I am renting a basement apartment

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I live in an apartment complex and each room has 2 ethernet jacks. I directly hooked up my xbox to the jack and am recieveing a moderate.. sometimes strict NAT setting. i've researched this topic and found that you must open certain ports to allow an open NAT. My question is.. even if I hook my xbox to a router in my apartment could I open these ports? or does the apt. complex's server/router determine what ports are open?


Answer:xbox router and apartment.. simple question

The apartment's router is determining what ports are open.

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A few days ago I had a brand new router completely crash. Today I noticed in my new routers firewall log of other computers on my isp being blocked from accessing services. Today I tried to connect to a computer on my local network and discovered I can see the other computers connected to my ISP in the windows networking viewer. Is this something I should call my router company about?
Is this something I should contact my ISP about? Or is this something meaning I should beef up security to paranoid levels?

Answer:Able to view other computers attached to ISP in apartment complex

Might want to put a password on that router of yours

if you give the make/model of the Router, I'm sure we can walk you through securing it.

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Hello,I bought a surge protector. The user guide says that it can be used only if the wiring is properly grounded in the apartment otherwise it cannot protect against surges properly and the warranty is no good. A green light indicates this on the surge protector. When lit electrical wiring is properly grounded. I tried all the outlets in my apartment and the green light was never lit in any of them.What are my options?Is there a special surge protector which works properly in such conditions?What happens if I still use my surge protector? I suppose it is still better to use it then not at all for protecting my computers, right? It is still better than nothing, isn't it?Can an electrician fix a problem like this? If yes does anyone have any idea what the cost could be for grounding the wiring?Thanks,Herringtrader

Answer:Electrical wiring is not properly grounded in my apartment

I did a web search on 'GFI breaker ' and you shoulddo some read up on this.Rough-up the landlord a little,or see if they will deduct some rent for the fix.See the link below.Note:I am not an electrician.I aggravate woodpeckers,and grow landscape shrubbery.

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Hi, I have an issue accessing a wireless signal in my apartment. The layout is kinda odd. I current have a modem/router combo from Time Warner that's currently in the hallway. I can only access the wireless signal from one side of the apartment, which is above the red line. I would like to access my wireless signal in all parts of the apartment.

What would you guys recommend in this situation? I was thinking of adding a router to the mix and disable the wireless signal for the router/modem combo.

I looked around at routers and I heard some good things about the ASUS RT-N66U with Merlin firmware. I'm also concerned that just having a better wireless router still wouldn't solve the penetration issue.

Here is a layout of the place.


Answer:Best wireless solution for a oddly designed apartment.

run a wire?

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I bought a surge protector. The user guide says that it can be used only if the wiring is properly grounded in the apartment otherwise it cannot protect against surges properly and the warranty is no good. A green light indicates this on the surge protector. When lit electrical wiring is properly grounded. I tried all the outlets in my apartment and the green light was never lit in any of them.

What are my options?

Is there a special surge protector which works properly in such conditions?

What happens if I still use my surge protector? I suppose it is still better to use it then not at all for protecting my computers, right? It is still better than nothing, isn't it?

Can an electrician fix a problem like this? If yes does anyone have any idea what the cost could be for grounding the wiring?



Answer:Electrical wiring is not properly grounded in my apartment.

First off, the surge protector will do little or nothing without a proper ground connection.

If this is an apartment you rent, I'm fairly certain that this is an issue that the landlord should address. It's a safety issue, since the wiring doesn't meet the local building codes. You shouldn't have to pay anything to get this fixed.

The cost could range from insignificant to thousands of dollars, it all depends on the current state of the wiring.

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So here's the deal

I just moved to a new apartment, I'm gonna go wireless..

here's what i plan to do, then my questions will follow

i bought a linksys cable gateway. It's a cable modem, a wireless router, and a wired router.

I plan to use these 3 functions

of course my cable line is going to it for the internet, i plan to have my main computer physically wired by the the ethernet connection, and then i plan to have it emit a wireless signal for two laptops, and possibly my nintendo DS (when the DS goes online)

i have security questions

1) how can i monitor my network?
2) do i need any tools to make this network more secure?

I'm worried because since i'm in a apartment there are plany of poeple around that can compromise my network performance.. and i guess maybe cause damage to me as well right?


Answer:setting up wireless in apartment (security questions)

enable any encryption you have and hide your SSID broadcast. If you have WPA, use it.

basically, hiding the SSID will make the casual person not see your network. Enabling WEP is decent, but not foolproof, it keeps out most of the script kiddies. WPA does the same thing.

Keep in mind, if someone _really_ REALLY wanted to and had the resources available, they could get into your wireless network.

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I've just moved to a new apartment, and although it's a fantastic place I have lost the option of wired networking. I currently have cables running up and down the halls to my 3 PCs and server spread all across the apartment due to the absolutely tragic performance I get from my attempts to do things wirelessly.

My objective is to set up a wireless network that can handle my demands, but I'm not sure on exactly how I should go about this. My current router is a D-Link DIR-655, and my wifi adapters are a combination of USB Netgear WN111 and D-Link DWA-160 sticks, and even at short range I get a maximum of about 5MB/s transferring large files. It's a total of about 40 feet through two walls from the router/server to the farthest PC. The fact that all the apartments in this building are this way means I also have 100 competing networks around me to complicate things. I'd be satisfied if I could get 25+ MB/s of actual throughput with large files at this farthest location.

I have a feeling my bottlenecks are the USB adapters, and I'm betting that I should go with a PCI/PCIE solution, but I'm not certain. I've also considered a Powerline 500mbps system, but I've never heard these systems to be awfully reliable. The D-Link has been a good router, but I'm aware there are faster routers out there now and I'm not sure if I should replace it as well. Lastly, I've considered putting a directional antenna on the r... Read more

Answer:Best upgrade options for wireless in a large apartment

I don't think you're going to ever be able to pull 200Mbps in an environment like that. Be happy you're getting 40Mbps as it is. USB vs PCI isn't your problem.

Depending how the coax is wired in your apartment, you might be able to use MoCA gear. That stuff's generally better than powerline. Hope you can put most stuff on a switch in a single room, or run a cable to an adjacent room by routing it along the wall....

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The apartment complex I recently moved into has internet provided by Hotwire Communications. It's somewhat decent throughout the day but during the night 10pm - 1am (which I'm guessing is peak usage time) it gets horrible.

Here's a ping test I ran from one of the nights that I saved, but I don't even think that does it justice.

It seems like I'm experiencing closer to a whopping 2 second input delay in online games. I'm guessing this is a bandwidth related issue considered it only occurs during certain hours, but I'm not sure I don't know as much as a lot of the people on this forum

Anyway, besides getting the apartment complex to do something on their end (they really suck), is there ANYTHING I can do to improve performance on my end? Any tweaks or anything?

Thanks so much!

Answer:Apartment complex has horrible internet. Any suggestions?

Sounds like a shard connection. Your bandwidth goes down as others use the connection. With 10 people, you get 1/10th of the bandwidth.

About all you can do is pay to have your own connection installed.

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I apologize for posting in the section.. I just can not find another section to post my question...

I am about to move out of my apartment, that has this telephone box (??) in the laundry room. For the past year, many of the times I walk towards it, but only sometimes, it makes a beep. the beep is for sure real. but it might be my imagination that sometimes green lights have either been on or flashing, right now they are off... but maybe they never were on. but for sure, there was a beep. it beeped a lot. Is this a normal telephone box? At my parents house, it is outside, in a smaller (much smaller) metal box thing, that does not at all look electronic. This looks very electronic. I do not have a landline. But this may exist in the case for that somebody chooses to get a land line?
Another thing, I am not sure if that is the only the place the beeping comes from. I am not sure if it also sometimes comes from the light above the entry. But it happens when there is motion, not when I am still. Like when I go from the bedroom to the living room it makes a beep. but only sometimes.
I worry about wiretapping and things like that. What is this box, is this normal in an apartment?

Please if you have any clue, do respond...

Thank you...

Answer:Question about verizon 'box' in laundry room, in apartment... (help)...

Never seen anything like that my self... Can you get clearer pictures of the wording on the thing? Should be something on it somewhere that gives it away. But it really looks like something to do with a security system.

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Here's my situation. My apartment complex just started providing free wifi for all occupants. I would like to cancel my current internet service to save some money, but I also enjoy streaming netflix and pandora from my Samsung BluRay player. The blu ray player is "wifi ready", which means it can connect to the internet wirelessly if I purchase a very expensive Samsung branded USB dongle, no other brand will work. After thinking of ways around this, I thought perhaps I could use my old wireless router to connect to the free internet and then connect a lan cable to the blu ray player from the wireless router, harnessing the free internet and channeling it into the blu ray player. This seemed easy in theory, but I am having trouble getting the router to do what i want it to do. I am limited in that I do not have a hardwired access to the free internet at all. The wireless router I am trying to use is a TRENDnet Wireless N broadband router, model number TEW-631BRP. It does have an option to use it as a network bridge, but I'm just not exactly sure how to get it to work. Can anyone tell me if what I want to do is possible, and perhaps help me figure out how to do it? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Wireless bridge with free apartment internet?

I advise that you do not cancel your internet service until you prove to yourself that the complex's Wi-Fi will be sufficient for your needs. You will need a fairly strong signal and insignificant interference. And, after several people begin streaming movies you may find the bandwidth to be insufficient or the contention on the wireless network to be too much.

I scanned through the manual for that router and saw nothing about wireless bridge (or AP client) mode.

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So i'm living in an apartment and brought up my pc desktop from home, issue is that the internet cord was not long enough to connect from my room to the modem outside. Theres apparently an internet jack in my room and i have no idea how to set it up to respond to the modem thats currently placed in the living room. any help?

Answer:Living in apartment, how to set up internet jack in room?

Theres apparently an internet jack in my room Click to expand...

we will need more info - is this an internet supplied service into the apartment or cables running around the apartment to a patch panel somewhere

who supplied the modem - is that in your apartment - make and model of the modem - if so is it wireless ?

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Major issue while trying to run The Sims 2 Apartment Life. All I was asking it to do is create "blank" neighborhoods so I can start new games with. I was restarting it because it only made the "tutorial" neighborhood and I wanted it to make all the other neighborhoods in my game. Luckily for me I did save backup copies before I deleted the rest of the folder.

But when I attempted to restart the game, it crashed the whole operating system.

Not that it matters, the game itself has SecuROM DRM on board, not that it most likely contributed to the crash...

Yeah, I did get my neighborhoods rebuilt, it's just that it takes freakin' forever to get to the neighborhood selector (as if it was run for the first time).

Fortunately it doesn't appear that I wasn't able to reproduce the steps leading to the crash, so I would assume it would be a temporary problem, but there might have been an issue with a fragmented pagefile. After all, this game hadn't run in my system since last March, so it may be a beast now to start and run in fullscreen and windowed modes.

CHKDSK has been scheduled for the next run (/F switch).

Answer:PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA while starting The Sims 2 Apartment Life

Software Concerns:I would recommend removing the defrag and registry defrag programs; they may damage your file system and/or the Windows files/registry. You also have a Memory cleaning program that is unnecessary and may cause conflicts.Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.

I personally do not recommend 3rd party defrag tools. I have seen them damage restore points and even cause blue screen crashes. Windows has some nice command line flags for the defrag command that will accomplish the same tasks as 3rd party programs. The -b and -w flags will defrag boot files and the boot registry items as well as compact the data to the center of the disk for faster access.defrag c: -b
defrag -c -v -w
The first command optimizes boot performance for the Windows drive by defragmenting boot files and boot registry items.

The second command includes all drives on the system through the -c command and optimizes the drives by compacting the data to the center of the... Read more

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Hi Guys,

I am looking to enable a wifi throughout the apartment. Its 200+ family apartment. In tension is not home connection.

its just common area's with an option to limit each user a specific speed. To just avoid over usage.

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Hi guys

I recently moved into an apartment complex. It's internet and TV package is include in the high-cost rent.

The apartment already has a modem built in the wall somewhere. I don't know where the modem is and if I'm sharing this modem with my neighbors.

All I know is that when I plug in my router into the Ethernet port in the wall, it works. no activation needed.
What security concerns should I have? What right should I have in terms knowing the physical location and specs of this router? how is it protected? Should be concerned that I am sharing the same IP address with the previous owner? Is building a modem into apartment walls legal?



Answer:Apartment has Modem built into wall? Security concerns?

Your apartment complex likely leases a single fast connection and then uses a switches to split it up into all of the apartments. The ISP generally installs this for the complex. Normally you can?t see any other device on the network except for stuff in your apartment. This is fairly standard in many areas, I wouldnt worry too much.

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Hi all, I could use some advice on networking in my apartment. I have some weird constraints and I'm trying to figure out the best way to go.

I'm using an old N300 dual-band router. The internet comes into the apartment at the back, but all the electronics are at the front. I can't move the router any closer, and in between the router and the rest of the apartment is a big metal, mirrored closet door. So the signal isn't great: my gaming PC only connects at 56 - 75mbps, and the 5ghz signal is pretty much worthless unless you're in the bedroom.

The gaming PC's wifi adapter is a decent AC1200 adapter with two ~3" antennas.

I also live in a medium-density residential neighborhood. This building is only 4 units, but its surrounded by 4 unit buildings on all sides.

Which of the three options make the most sense?

1. Powerline. This seems like the best, but the concern is that I don't think the router and the gaming PC are on the same circuit, and there is conflicting info as to whether that matters. Also, I've read they can have issues with powerbars - do the passthrough adapters work ok with a powerbar plugged into them?

2. Repeater / range extender. Definitely the cheapest option, I could just get an N300 repeater and plug it in about halfway between the router and the gaming PC. But I haven't been able to figure out if that would actually give me a speed boost, or just extend the range.

3. New AC router. In theory the AC... Read more

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I have just moved into an apartment and am sharing with 3 other people who have been here several months. For two days, all was ok with my internet connection (the router is in my room and has factory settings).
But tonight, whenever I try to connect to certain sites ie gambling etc, I get a webpage saying
"This domain is blocked.
Sorry, has been blocked by your network administrator.
This site was categorized in: gambling
Contact your network administrator"

The address is

But all my friends computers work fine and they can access the " blocked" sites and I can do on my smartphone while connected to the same router.

We have no administrator here, so why only my laptop?

Thank you in advance

Answer:Blocked Domain by administrator. But only my laptop in private apartment???

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I built my first custom PC a month or two ago, and this is the first problem I've encountered.
I live in an apartment complex that provides their own ISP, so my PC has been plugged straight into my ethernet port in my wall (no router). It's worked perfectly until just today.

In the bottom right corner, my computer is telling me that I am connected to the internet, but nothing's working...I really hope it's not a problem with my motherboard.

The thing is, every other device, wired or wireless, in my apartment obtains internet, so I feel like it has to be something with my computer. It was working fine last night and I came home today do start homework and it wont connect.

I'll provide whatever information may help with solving this problem. Anything at all would be appreciated.

Answer:Computer says connected, but i get no internet. Other dives in the apartment work fine

Hey mattyg. A few questions.

Are you just using one browser or do you have the same issue when you try a second browser?

If another pc in your apartment connects and gets on the Net via Ethernet cable, is it using the same wall jack?

Is the wireless connection your wireless device connects to coming from your building's Internet connection, or could it be connecting from some other network?

What message do you get when your browser opens and cant make a connection to the Net?

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This is all 3D rendered

Wow absolutely incredible

Answer:Parisian apartment with Unreal engine (rendered) it Iooks real!!!!

Brilliant TD thanks for sharing

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Hi all,
This is my first post here, and want some advise about what could be causing slowing my laptop for browsing.

I am using a HP pavilion with Vista. I recently moved to a new state, and even though speedtests (using download ~11Mb/S, upload 2Mb/s, latency 22ms) show similar results as the speed test results at my old house, internet browsing using my browser (mozilla firefox) has turned very slow. Anytime I click on any website it shows a blank page for about 5-10sec and then sometimes slowly loads it, or sometime shows a page saying "problem loading page". This never happened at my old house and I seldom had slowdowns in browsing.

Here are the specs:
- comcast service provider.
- it is not due to spyware malware. i have strong security on my laptop with no malware that i know of.
- HP pavilion laptop, intel processor, vista.
- cleaned cache, all temporary internet files removed using Norton software, and also from mozilla browser.
- Am connecting directly to motorola modem using a cat 5 line.
- comcast package promises upto 20Mb/s download speed, and it is same as my old house.

Any ideas about what could be causing it?

Answer:new apartment: slow webpage loading despite ~15Mb/S internet speed

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Hey so at my apartment complex all I have is wifi available, there seems to be a ethernet port on the wall downstairs but I dont think it works. I was thinking of getting a Wifi to Ethernet adapter but I do not know if that actually will make it so my connection is stable and doesnt get affected by people streaming etc. I notice that it says it would pick up wifi and then I could use my ethernet to connect it to my computer. I don't really understand how all this works. I would like some help figuring out what to do. I can always try that port. or is there something I can plug into that port that would give me a stable connection? I'm running out of ideas. Anything helps. Thanks!

Answer:I only have wifi available at my apartment. will using a wifi to ethernet adaptor help?

you can do that with some devices
BUT I do not think it will make any difference to your issues , as its still using the wireless signal

it will get affected by people streaming

in the LAN connection , have you tried plugging a cable into a laptop ?

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hi all

sony vaio pc desktop pcvrs620 g, dell A940 all in one printer (wired to sony desktop) and a toshiba satellite laptop connnected through a wireless linksys router to the network...
all xp sp2

here's the trouble. we want to be able to share this printer, but right now cannot make the laptop print on the wired printer. of course it will print if i connect the usb cable, but i want to be ablet to print wirelessly.

have done "share this printer" on the wired pc
when i try to add the drivers /install the printer on the laptop it wants me to connect the laptop to the printer...i am not sure that i want to establish this connection since my ultimate goal is wireless printing...

ok? thanks!!

sorry, edited, i am posting this question in the more appropriate "networking" forum...

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The problem ocurred because the network did not assign a network adress to the computer
This is the message that I get everytime the I conect my d link wbr 2310 rangebooster g router

and when I click in properties
it says limited or no connectivity

This is my 1s time connecting this router to this computer
I have connected with this modem

I dont I know if this can be connect it with this

Thank You

Answer:The problem ocurred because the network did not assign a network adress to the comput

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So i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

Answer:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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Hi peeps, here's a seemingly unsolvable problem I have:

I want to network my two PCs (An Acer Vista Laptop and my old HP XP Desktop) so that I can play network games (Operation Flashpoint).

So I connect them both wirelessly to the router (a cheap SWEEX one). Now when Iook on my Vista Laptop's Network place I can see the Laptop I'm using the router (and can access it's page and everything) but I can't see my XP desktop from here. And when I go into the Desktop's network places I can't see the router or either of the computers I'm using.

And I assume that this network problem is why I can't see a server in my game.

Now I understand that file and printer sharing is turned, the firewall is definately turned off and I think the appropriate services are turned on (well to make sure I turned every single service on ) There must be some more complex reason why my XP hates to network!

Although I am by no means a noob to general computing I am reasonably new to networking. Can you clever lot help me?

Answer:Wireless Network problem: My XP won't show the router or other PC in Network Places

I am surprised that the old XP desktiop has wireless functionality. Did you add wireless to it, recently? If so, is it shown as operating correctly in Device Manager?

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I have a Linksys BEFSR81 router and a Linksys WAP54G connected to it. I recently installed a Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 to the network with a Maxtor One Touch HD. I have been able to map the new network drive to my computer that is connected to the router, but I'm unable to map the drive on my second computer that is connected to the network via the AP. However I can ping the Linksys NAS from my wireless computer.

Answer:Mapping Network Drive on Wireless Network Problem

like most NAS devices, the Linksys nslu2 has built in security administered through a web browser. You probably need to create a user acount for the wirelessly-attached computer, either by machine name, IP address, user id, or some combination of the above. You may also have to grant permission to the user or user group for the specific share you are trying to map. hope this helps.

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is there any solutions for this problem?
it's really bugging me
i already try to fix it by manage the device manager (network adapters)

Answer:Problem with wireless network adapter or acces network

Hello razuke, Welcome to SevenForums : Can we get a bit more information to assist you ? Please do this : System Info - See Your System Specs . After updating your profile pls do this to enable us to have information to help you out : Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread . Thank you , we will try out best to assist you in this issue.

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So im at a complete loss here....

I have a windows 7 pro x86 computer that out of the blue stopped connecting to its network drives. I tried a few things like flushing the dns, re-registering, new IP finally I decided to rejoin it to the domain, big mistake. The computer couldn't contact the domain controller even though all the info was correct. I ended up doing a restore to the week prior updated the NIC drivers and everything seemed to be working.

The following day it happened again I tried the same few fixes and the solution this time was to uninstall all the hidden devices under the network adapter, after a reboot I got into the drives just fine. Now everytime the user shuts his computer down he gets this same problem. My boss ran into the same problem on another machine the other day so Im hesitant to restore, I would prefer a fix in case this shows up again.

The computer can get online and use our email through outlook but network resources are all gone. The machine can also ping all of the servers but wont connect with \\ IP or \\servername\share even with credentials entered.

Ive looked all over with no success.

Answer:Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.

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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 it is trying to resolve it locally - because the local domain name is also

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

Many thanks in advance


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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I added a printer to my network (hp c5180) via ethernet cable. But problem accords when I try to map a network location (card reader 5in1 or sth like that, is used to read SD, xD, ms cards used in cameras) from which I d like to copy images, files in explorer without extra software from HP. After I installed drivers for printer, it automatically map a network location but when I try to open it or connect to that location I get an error:

"Access code is invalid"
The network path is "\\\Memory_card"
I copied this link in to my internet browser (in this case its g Chrome) and I was able to connect to the network location:

Its strange because all of XP based computers can easily connect, problem is only with windows 7 based computers.
Somewhere I found that this could be repaired with changing: (below)


1. Open the Administrative Tools in the Control Panel
2. Open the Local Security Policy
3. Select the Security Option under Local Policies
4. Choose Send LM & NTLM responses in Network security: LAN

or in reg:

In Windows 7, we can set the following Registry key ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Contr ol\Lsa\LMCompatibilityLevel? to ?1?.

But this solutions dont work in my case.

Does somebody know hot to fix this and what is causing it??
Ty for reply

Answer:Problem with mapping network location - network printer

Do you have a lot of pictures on your memory card? Or is the memory card near its max limit?

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Hello, i am new here on the forum. Im looking for any gentle help i can get here from you guys who might be able to figure out my problem.
For some time ago (around 1 month) ive been having problems with my internet from time to time which include a really slow responding or sending into the internet. It is so that sometimes my ping goes up above 200ms and stays there for a quite some time (maybe an hour or more). I check my ping using cmd and typing "ping". I can also feel that the delay is huge when playing online games, so there is deffenitly something wrong with the sending and responding. Also when i check my connection in mb/s using some homepages that calculates it, like "" (a swedish page). And here i see that the mb/s speed is prefectly fine (around 7mb/s recieving and 0.4-0.1mb/s sending). Not sure if the sending speed is accepting thou. And when my internet is busy, like when i am streaming something or things like that, my responding speed gets a bit better like 150ms, thou when my internet is doing fine and works as it should i usually stay around 20ms ^^ so something must be wrong.
Now i woundering what might cause my internet troubeling. Any thoughts would be great, thanks!

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Like I said this problem is a little weird and I havent been abel to trouble shoot it.

Im using Windows Server 2003 on the server and windows XP Professional on the Clients

My problem is this. When I go to setup a Network connection on a computer i do this:
>My Network Places
>>Add A New Network
>>>>Choose another Network Connection
>>>>>>Entire Network
>>>>>>>Microsoft Windows Network
>>>>>>>>(The name of my network)
>>>>>>>>>here is where i clock on the server

the problem is the server is no longer there. I can see all the computers in the etwork except the server.... the weird thing is that all the computers that already have a file on the server can still gain access... I can even type in location on teh address bar and go into the folders I wanted to.. but I can not see the server under network connection...

Any idea?


Answer:I got a weird network problem... Network works.. but i can not find it....

Is the server running active directory? Workstations properly joined to the domain and logging into it? How is DNS setup? Refer===>

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Once there was a problem in my Microsoft Lumia 535 that when I pressed the power button it didn't lock the screen or either wake the screen. Then I reset my phone and now I inserted a sim card. But when I turned it on it said no network found.

Answer:I cant get access to my network. it says no network found how to fix this problem

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Once there was a problem in my Microsoft Lumia 535 that when I pressed the power button it didn't lock the screen or either wake the screen. Then I reset my phone and now I inserted a sim card. But when I turned it on it said no network found. Remove and reput sim in

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I got help to a BSOD problem in the crashes and bugs forum. Impressed with the help i received i was hoping to get help for a network issue ive had for a while.

I am using a cablet connection with my Zyxcel P2602 HWT modem. The modem/router is provided by my internet provider. It also supports a wireless connection.

When i start my computer both the connections is fine. After a while though the cabled connection is said to be unidentified. It works as a local connection, but has no internet access. When i run the diagnoses for the connection it again recognize the network and its working fine for a while until the same happens.

I tried upgrading the driver without luck. The version now says Atheros AR8121/AR88113/AR88114 PCI-E ethernet Controller (NDIS6.20
Driver date: 11.06.2009

If there is information needed ill be happy to provide.

Answer:Network problem - Unidentified cabled Network

Hello DonkrDjay, welcome to SF!

As a test, can you check what IP number your router gives you (through its DHCP server i hope) when it works well?
Then when it stops working... is it still the same or did you get a totally different IP for your PC?

Second, if posible, could you post snips of your router DHCP settings?

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Thanks for the forum.

First - Network problem prevented internet access. I used "Diagnose" and "Repair". Repair found something and "fixed" it. Internet accessed after that.

Even Log:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: NetworkDiagnosticsFrameworkV2
Vendor: Microsoft
OwnerHC: WinInetHelperClass
OwnerHCVersion: 1.0
SessionStatus: 2
HRESULT: 8008F906
Repair: {30B6B189-CCE3-4b6f-877B-C1AE960CE1EF}
RootCauseHC: Winsock
RootCauseHCVersion: 1.0
RootCause: {D438FDF3-F143-430e-B187-E02B2E14B641}
OS Version: 6.0.6001.
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem

Second - Firefox (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/20090729 Firefox/3.5.2 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729) will load, but will not search for page. Page viewing area remains blank and page status says "Done". I uninstalled and reinstalled without deleting user settings. This did not repair Firefox.

Third - Outlook 2007 Trial Version (12.0.6504.5000) SP2 MSO
(12.0.6425.1000) - Will not login to server. Error message reads "Receiving reported error (0x80040900). The server name you entered cannot be found on the network. (it might be down temporarily) Verify that you are online and that the server name is correct.

There is no event log associated with the Outlook problem.

Event logged from same day, but I'm unaware of how this fits:

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: ... Read more

Answer:Network problem became Firefox & Outlook problem, then MS update became AVG problem

??? Highhunter, Is this a reply to my earlier post???

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I recently had a computer that crashed and had to be rebuilt. Now that it is back up and running, Im having problems with mapping network drives. Specifically, two maps that were previously working.

If I go to my network places, all of the shares are present from all computers. I can get into all of them, except for two, both on the same computer. (on a windows XP pro) (the rebuild is also windows xp pro)

\\computer1\apps is not accessible. you may 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.

I checked the folders, both show access to everyone. I can access them from another computer. Simple file sharing is turned off on all computers. I can ping all computers, and vice versa. Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled on all computers.

any ideas?

let me know if you need more information, I can get whatever is needed.

Answer:Network Drive / Network problem

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I created a Workgroup for three computers in my house, all three have the same Workgroup Name and all
three show up when I open the Network tab.

BUT, when I try to access one of the other two computers, it keeps asking for "Network Credentials".

Now I Googled "Network Credentials" and got a big can of worms. Is there a simple way I can set up
"Network Credentials" on all three computers ?

Or, better yet, how can I remove the requirement to have Network Credentials ? It's only me and my three

I run Windows 10 Pro on all three, two are 64 bit, one is 32 bit.

Thanks for any help.


Richard S.

Answer:NETWORK PROBLEM: Network Credentials

Or, better yet, how can I remove the requirement to have Network Credentials ? It's only me and my three

Turn On or Off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 10 Windows 10 Network Sharing Tutorials

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For 2 years, My XP computer has had no problems picking up 10-20 wireless connections in my neighborhood,some i could connect to,some i could not because they were secured.

i decided to go straight , and purchase DSL.

i bought a new computer(vista) and got a westell 327 DSL modem,which is also a wireless router. The new computer is working fine, i called Verizon to set up the new computer's dsl wireless network,that worked out fine.

My old computer,the one i spoke about opening this thread, that computer immediately picked up the DSL signal from my new computer in the other room.. The signal was excellent and the name of the network WAS ON THE LIST of the dozen other wireless connections i could connect to. Problem is when i went to connect to my own DSL network, i got this error message:

"Limited or no connectivity
You might not be able to access the internet or some network resource. This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer."

I typed in the correct password,the little icon in the corner of my computer said both computers were connected, and with an excellent signal strength. Reiterating: i could still connect and go online with the other avaiable networks running the computer,but not my own.

Answer:Solved: "This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address"

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I have an interesting problem that has been driving some pretty smart IT guys nuts. To perform my job I have to access a certain venders web pages that has security set up that I do not know all the details of. Anyway on the company PC using the company image that is a normal XP image and maintained by Comp U Com.

Any time I access this vender's web page it works fine until just after the log in screen. Once I put in my user name and password and click Ok IE just goes blank white and that's it. No error msg no nothing, its not locked up as the frame is still there and the world is turning but nothing else.

This happens on all the company PCs accessing this particular vender's web page as I went and checked. So I wanted to see if it the problem was in the PC or the network. I took the company PC home and was able to successfully log into that vender's web page from my cable modem at that house. Worked fine.

I have already added the vender web pages to the trusted zone and enabled all the active X and everything, deleted the cookies, tried some proxies etc. Every setting that can be done on the PC I have tried.

My question is what is the company network security system blocking that IE needs to work and how to resolve?


Answer:IE blank page problem on company network but works fine off company network

Oh and to add this I loaded FireFox and from the company PC on the company network it logs in fine but FireFox will not display the page correctly and all the buttons do not work right so that is another issue.

I would like to get IE working as that is what these pages were written for

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I have a wireless network used for internet access and also connect to a restricted wired network for printer access.
In windows 10, the wired ethernet immediately disables the wireless connection when plugged in. When unplugged, the wireless connection is immediately restored.
The network is set up properly when comparing to the steps in the Change The Connection Priority in Windows 8.1, Windows 8 or Windows 7 instructions. For network priority, the wireless connection is listed first, the ethernet is listed second.
The wired ethernet cannot be used for internet access.
I had no problem with Windows 7 with this set up.
How can I configure Widows 10 to prioritize and maintain the wireless connection and have the wired ethernet active simultaneously?

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For several days my wireless connection has been connecting and disconnecting. Today I tried connecting to wireless and cannot actively see any wireless networks available. My wireless switch is on and is showing a blue light and Network Adapters in Device Manager show no warnings however when I run diagnose in Network Sharing Centre it tells me that Network Adapter "Wireless Networks Connection" is not connected.

The Wireless Router is fine and another laptop and iPad seem to have no problems connecting to it please could you advise?

I am running Windows Vista on a Vaio VGN FE41S

Many thanks,

J. Smith

Answer:Network Adapter "Wireless Network Connection" Problem for VGN FE41S

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.
please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

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

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 /al... Read more

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So what im trying to do is Setup a VPN between my apartment and my office so i can use my ipphone ect. and work directly on the network.

But here is the catch. My apartment provides internet so i have no controll over using pfsense as a router.

My question is there a way i can setup pfsense to be plugged into my switch at the apartment without being the router?

Thanks Guys

Answer:PFSense to PFsense VPN Apartment Help

Not without having access to the primary router of the complex...I'm assuming you are, that you're behind NAT.

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