I have an old computer that I've repurposed as a file server for all the other machines on my network, and one of the things I do with it is to put various program installer files on it, so I can install them to the other machines without having to download the same file over and over. However, when accessing these remote files from any machine except those still running XP, I get an extra warning box telling me that the file "is in a location outside your local network." It's not, but for some reason, these machines think it is. I've Googled various fragments of text from these warning boxes (each Windows version has slightly different wording for this warning; the screen shot I've attached is from the Win7 machine I happen to be on right now), but no matter which variant I search for, everything I find about getting rid of this warning is either geared toward similar warnings given by MS Access for remote databases, or for marking external Web sites as trusted.
How do I tell Windows that this local file server is in fact local and not in need of these repetitive and annoying warnings?
Is there a way to hide devices connected to LAN port 4 on a modem-router from devices connected to the other 3 ports? And also in the other direction: hide all devices on ports 1 2 3 from anything attached to port 4 ?
Instead of specifying by LAN port, the white list of things to see each other could be selected by MAC address, as I only have three things I want to see and be seen on my home network. A black list system is no good because unknown new things might get connected to LAN port 4.
I have an unusual networking situation... I disabled wireless in my modem-router, so only the 4 ethernet ports work.
I have a desktop (Win 7) a laptop (Win 8.1) and a NAS connected to the router's ports 1 and 2 and 3. They are networked by a password protected homegroup.
I share my internet service with a friend in the next apartment, by one ethernet cable attached to port 4 on my modem-router. Now her friends are staying there while she is away for a few months. They are not easy to negotiate with and I can't ask them to make any changes to their computers.
It seems they have added some kind of switch or hub at their end of that one cable, because I often see two or more strange PCs listed in Windows Explorer networks folder. It even lists the 3 usernames on their PCs.
I shouldn't simply disconnect their ethernet cable, or they won't have internet access, but I don't like how their PCs show up in Windows Explorer. Also I guess my three devices are shown on their computers (but probably none of my folders are actually readable by them)
It seems "network discovery" is not selective about what devices it finds. It is simply on or off, and it must stay on for my homegroup network to work.
Should I try a different kind of networking in Windows, instead of a homegroup?
It was working earlier but couple of hours later when I booted up my Windows 8 laptop.. There was a red x on the network I was trying to connect to and a message saying my computer settings not matching.
I looked it up on youtube and I tried selecting "No authentication" and for encryption type I chose "None". But still didn't work.
Sometimes it would say limited first then when I try to reconnect the message above will appear.
I have a local network at home with 1 router, 5-6 computers and a few gadgets connected through WiFi.
I have a problem with one of the computers with Windows 8.1, let's call it Computer A. When I boot it, it is connectable from the other computers using its local IP address. But after a few hours it usually disappears from the network, and I'm only able to connect to it using the router's external IP and port forwarding.
By "disappears from the network", I mean that it's still connected to the router and to the internet, but none of the other units on the network is able to connect to it in any way.
Computer A can always connect to the the other computers on the network and to the internet.
The problem is solved if I reboot Computer A, so at the moment I have a scheduled task to reboot it every night. Unfortunately, sometimes it disappears from the local network after only a few hours after boot.
Turning the firewall off on Computer A doesn't work.
Below is the result of ipconfig /all on Computer A:
Code: C:WINDOWSsystem32>ipconfig /allWindows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bjarte-media2 Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : getinternet.noWireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Windows 8.1x64 clean install from dvd. I have a private network configured as a Workgroup consisting of a W2000 photocopy machine,XP desktop, W7 desktop and laptop and now a Windows 8.1 desktop. During the initial installation I have files on the Windows 7 desktop I need so from Windows Explorer I clicked on the Windows 7 computer to gain access to the password shared folders and their files. I entered the User and Password info and clicked the "stay connnected" as I expected to reboot several times during this computers installation.
Everything worked just great UNTIL I no longer wanted the connection to the Windows 7 computer. On XP and even Windows 7 it was trivial to Disconnect a computer that I had established a share with.
However, on Windows 8.1 I cannot figure out how to do it. How do I disconnect the share with the Windows 7 computer?
This may seem trivial but I cannot figure it out. Obviously I can disconnect from the W7 computer but that computer is shared with others as well. And then the other computers would have to re-establish their shares. And, that would just be a work around.
My ISP provides service only via 802.11. I use laptop A most of the time. The captive portal for the service provider only allows one login per account at a time. The policy is intended to prevent multiple people sharing one account. It's just me, I'm the only user, but very occasionally I'd like to have a 2nd laptop access the internet simultaneously. No abuse, just the simple convenience of not having to logout from A if I need to use B for 30 seconds.
What I want to set up seems simple and it probably is:
WiFi Internet <---> Laptop A <---> ethernet cable <---> Laptop B
Such that Laptop B can share A's active WiFi connection without having to request its own unique address from the ISP.
At present, Laptop A has its network interfaces set up so: - WiFi is connected, active, functional. Selected the "Yes turn on sharing and connect to devices" in sidebar. - Under the wired network properties IP Version 4, I manually set addresses to be IP 192.168.10.1 Subnet 255.255.255.0 Gateway 0.0.0.0
Laptop B has only a wired network, set to IP 192.168.10.2 Subnet 255.255.255.0 Gateway 192.168.10.1
A & B can connect directly to each other, share folders, etc.
What do I need to do in order to get laptop B to transparently use A's WiFi connection? My guess is that A needs to be set up to do some routing between the internet side and the 192.168.10 subnet, and B needs to be set up to look to A as its "ISP" ... but I don't know where to begin.
I have an aunt who runs a business who wants to be able to let the computer run over night at her business and let me access it remotely to do the usual disk cleanup, defrag, virus scans and backups. Currently I have to go on Sundays to do all this and it is just a pain to sit there and wait for the task to complete. I did have some of these automated but some how under the computer illiterate they always get messed up.
Is there a piece of software (preferably free) that will let me access her machine to do all this? It doesn't matter if I need her on the other end to grant me permission to access the machine but I would rather do this from home during the night then do all this on a Sunday.
I fix computers when they get a virus etc. and want to be able to connect their computers to my home network while at the same time ring fencing their computer so that they can only access the internet (for updates and virus definitions).
I want to be able to prevent their machine from seeing and interacting with my computer and other "trusted" machines and devices on my network and I want all of my machines (Windows 8.1 and Windows 7) from having their media sharing services and shared folders etc. popping up in my machines.
I understand that I can setup VLAN's for this purpose but sadly my router Netgear DG834GT does not have VLANS.
I have two Windows 8 computers. On one of them (which says "private network"), I easily created a homegroup. On the other (which also says "private network"), I am unable to join the homegroup. Whenever I connect to the network, it searches and says "There is no homegroup on this network" and displays "Create Homegroup" in the Network and Sharing Center. However, when I attempt to create the homegroup, it says "Can't create a homegroup on this computer". If I leave the homegroup on the working computer, it still says "Create Homegroup" in the Network and Sharing Center and I am still unable to create the homegroup. Microsoft has worked on this for five hours and is unable to find a solution.
I have a netgeat WNDR4500, I also have readyshare cloud installed on my home pc (HP pavilion elite x64 Win 8 pro) I also have it on my work pc (windows 7 pro Lenovo). I cannot seem to access my shared folder when logging in to ready share, it shows my device, but never pulls the shared folder. Is there something in the port forwarding setting that I may need to change?
My neighborhood shares a wi-fi connection. When some neighbors see my computer is connected to the network, they assume I'm awake and accepting visitors. I want to prevent my computer from appearing when you click on Network and all PC's and connected devices appear.
I'm running Windows 8. I opened a command prompt and entered net config server /hidden:yes and "the command was completed successfully". I then restarted my computer and logged onto the network, however my PC is still visible along with the other computers and devices connected to the network.
What additional steps must I take to accomplish this task?
"It's nobody's business when I'm awake and online" in Tacoma.
Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.
I have to reconnect my Win 8.1 computer each time it's started,my Win 7 computers do not have this problem. Also my Canon G16 WiFi camera can connect to all my Win 7 systems but not to my Windows 8.1 the camera is not found. Windows 8.1 has been a real bummer. Just glad I still have other computers running Win7.
My laptop computer is the only computer has 2 NIC and thus I have set it up so that no other computers on my network can reach the network storage. I will be changing how things are wired together so that the network storage will now be connected through the Wi-Fi router, however I want to maintain the security of not allowing other computers on my network from reaching the network storage.
Is there a way that I can do this? Can I put the network storage computer on a different workgroup from the other computers? Can I have my laptop see 2 work groups so that it can see both the network storage and my home (unrestricted) LAN?
I am running windows 8 (not 8.1) x64 on all my computers. My router is a Linsys E4200.
Can a group of computers (20-25 Units), all running Windows 8 Single Language, share files, printers and an internet connection via a LAN? I need to make sure that the OS I will be getting with my new machines will be able to do this. The cheapest license I could get for this is the Windows 8 SL? Is if up for the job? I also have 2 switches, a router and my internet source is from a cable modem.
Whenever I boot up my computer, I always have to go and connect to the internet. It doesn't automatically connect to the internet. I don't want to do this anymore. I tried clicking "Connect Automatically," but that didn't solve the problem. I also tried troubleshooting. It found some problems, and it was the problems were fixed but it still doesn't work.
I have a Samsung Series 9 13in laptop running windows 8, and I'm attempting to stream video to my xbox 360 (it's one of the new, "slim" ones). I've read you need your homegroup set up in order to facilitate this, but I'm having nothing but trouble with it.
When I try to change any settings on the homegroup, most of the settings are greyed out, and the ones a can change reset as soon as I do it.
Screenshot is here: [URL] ....
How do I enable these settings? Any tips for streaming from Windows 8 to xbox?
I'm running Windows 8, (unfortunately), & I can't access certain files even though I'm the only one who uses this laptop & I'm also the Administrator. I tried numerous times to allow file sharing & change what I thought I should, but I kept getting red-lettered statements saying that I'm not allowed to make such changes.what steps to take so I can get to the files I need. There's no reason why I should be denied access to do anything when it's my own computer!
When I go to advanced system settings and choose Home instead of business, when I save and restart it is still on Business network. I have windows 8 pro 64 bit on a HP pavilion elite 8 gb ram i6 1tb drive. I have made sure that the services below are running as well as set to Auto.
o Computer Browser o DHCP Client o DNS Client o Network Connections o Network Location Awareness o Remote Procedure Call (RPC) o Server o TCP/IP Netbios helper o Workstation
Also, I have recently "refreshed" my computer which I thought had fixed it. It actually fixed the "turn file sharing" not saving issue I was having, now this.
This morning I installed an optional update from Windows Update. It was Ralink Technology WLAN 802.11 wireless LAN card.
Since then, when I try to print to my wireless network printer, the network would disconnect then come back on after a while. The update shows up in Update History as successfully installed but not in the installed updates. System restore is of no support here. The network configuration page shows normal. The web does not appear to be affected. I made a new network connection for the printer but it did not work.
Is there a way to reverse this update or should I uninstall the 802.11 LAN card and let windows re-install anew.
My computer hard rive recently crashed and was sent off to manufacturer to be supposedly fixed. Once I got it back my internet connection was spotty. Internet explorer would often stop working. It got to a point that I could not connect tonetworks, I tried multiple networks. This occurred a week before I left the country and didn't have much time to look into it.
I am connecting to a network and only getting "limited connectivity". My iPhone and iPad are able to connect. I've spent a few hours playing with it and googling. I get the message "one or more network protocols are missing on this computer". When I check the network connections it says IPv4 Connectivity: No Internet Access. IPv6 Connectivity: No Internet Access.