Have a Vista and Windows 8.1 computer on home network (Workgroup). I want to be able to have access to each others "Public Folder." When I try to open the other computer via network, I get a prompt asking for a password (credentials). Neither computer uses a password. Is there a way around this?
I would like to create a network between my Windows 8 laptop and a headless Linux box. I need to be able to browse an HTML file on my laptop that is being served by the Linux box. Note it is a direct link between the 2 computers; this connection needs to work at times without Internet. How would I create such a system?
I currently am running windows 8 pro on my main computer, two days ago I had left it on for an hour or so and when I came back to it I had no internet conection and the error message I get says there is something wrong with the drivers.
I tried for a while to fix it but had no look. The conection im using is wired and the symbol in the corner has a small yellow triangle over it and says no internet access.
After getting fed up of trying to fix it I plugged in my old computer which is running windows 7 and the conection worked fine all night.
I turned on my computer today and it was working fine still and then after leaving my computer alone for an hour or so I returned to find the internet symbol in the corner with the same yellow triangle over it saying no connection and troubleshooting said something about no ip address.
The only thing I think my main computer was doing when I wasnt on it was updating AVG then when I returned it had no connection. My windows 7 computer also uses AVG but not sure if AVG has anything to do with the problem
Ive tried uninstalling avg and making sure other firewalls are off and also reinstalling drivers but had no luck.
I have a lenovo G505 laptop - it will no longer connect to my BT home hub despite it showing as being available. I suspect it might be to do with the fact that it is has a passkey - I entered it yesterday when prompted and it connected fine, but now I'm not being given the option of entering the key.
I've also tried connected using the BT wifi (as opposed to homehub) but once again it will not connect me. I've been through all the troubleshooting options, and searched under every term I can think of, but nothing is working.
without the likes of logmein?If I enable remote login on my pc, what needs to be done in my router (if anything) so I can remote in from wherever I want? I am running Windows 8.1 pro X64 router is netgear R6300
I have 2 machines connected via my router/hub (wired). One is running Windows 8.1 and the other Windows 7. Previously I had them sharing perfectly until I did a reinstall of Windows 8 (upgraded to Windows 8.1). I get this message on both machines whilst trying to access shared drives (permissions enabled to read, write, modify for all users):
I have a local account on the windows 8.1 as per previous installation. I have checked all the usual sharing settings and they are the same as in the previous working installation on both machines. I have left the homegroup and created a new one on the windows 8 machine and rejoined on the windows 7 machine all to no avail.
Simply for the home desktop and want to share with other kit on the home network.
When I boot up it appears I have to always tweak the settings :
1) Control Panel > System > Change settings > Network ID and select under "Select the option that best describes your network" so I opt for I tick "this is a home computer; it's not part of a business network." 2 )The reboot.
All works fine and all devices can be seen and read/write in accordance with the appropriate share settings.
Now the issue is when I next reboot the
Control Panel > System > Change settings > Network ID and select under "Select the option that best describes your network" will default to "This computer is part of a business network; I use it to connect to other computers at work".
So I have to got through steps 1 and 2 again.
How to I get Windows 8.1 Pro x64 to default to the "this is a home computer; it's not part of a business network." on each boot without having to manual configure.
(a) desktop in the office with ASUS USB-N53 adapter
(b) new desktop in the office with fairly old Broadcom PCI 802.11g adapter
(c) media box hooked up to TV hard wired to router
I recently mapped a drive on system A so that it could be shared with system B (they are side by side). Unfortunately, upon trying to transfer files the speeds are terrible! I am only getting between 500kb/s and 1mb/s.Is this due to my relatively old wireless G adapter?
My laptop is few months old HP Pavilion g6 OS: Windows 8 uses a ralink rt5390r 802.11bgn wifi adapter.
The wifi was working just fine suddenly it stopped. It detects my home network but every time it tries to connect ends up "unable to connect to this network". It connects to my friends wifi but not mine. And it connects with cable.
There is a red cross on the wifi network but it's green not GREY. It is not a modem problem because the other PC connects just fine. When I'm on wifi, cmd ipconfig gives me disconnected media for all the network cards on the laptop. Command netsh shows failure and access denied.
What I have tried to do for the past week :
I upgraded the adapter/ driver. My windows is fully updated. I re-installed the network card. I tried a USB wifi. I uninstalled the private server. I uninstalled my Norton because I thought it was blocking the connection I also deactivated the windows fire wall. I changed the SSID and PSW ... nothing worked. and of course I tried restarting, resetting, rebooting, deactivating and activating, disabling and enabling every single thing but nothing works.
Something about 8 is diff than 7 with regard to setting up Network, and Type of network. This seems to default any new network connection to "Private", whatever that means. In order to share in a Homegroup I need the network type to be "Home".
I have a very fast internet connection and video plays fine on all media players on my machine with local video files and internet video but when I try to play video files from a storage drive on a shared Windows 7 machine on my home network the video will play fine for a few minutes then buffer some, then play choppy. It is very intermittent. Also when I open the Homegroup and click on a shared computer (I have several on my Home Network) it will give me an error message saying that the share is not available or cannot be found but if I wait approximately 30-45 seconds and try it again it will usually open the share. I have seen a lot of posts concerning Networking issues in Win 8, is there no fix because from all I have read it seems to be hit and miss. I really would like to get this issue resolved as this throws a monkey wrench in my plans for a HTPC.
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?
I am trying to share a specific folder on my Windows 8 computer with my Windows 7 computer. They are both on the same network connected to the same router. The Windows 8 computer is connected through ethernet, while the Windows 7 computer is connected wirelessly.
Here are my settings on my Windows 8 Computer:
This is the error I get on my Windows 7 computer:
What's up with this? On a related note, is it possible to share this folder with a specific PC, rather than "Everyone" on the network?
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.
We have a 10 pc'c 6 of which run XP Pro two of which run Win7 and two run Win 8.1. I have set us all up as a workgroup with homegroup disabled on the two Windows 8 pc's. I have set profiles on the win7 and Windows 8 all to have shared file on, discover devices on and in the advanced sharing set up all setting are share file on/password off etc. All is fine except one of the Windows 8 pc's simply will not show any of the other pc's within the workgroup other than the other Windows 8 pc.
I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 x64 with everything up to date. It has the Intel Wireless-N 7260 card, that has Bluetooth 4.0.
I've added my smartphone, and I can send files from my laptop to my smartphone. But when I try to send something from my device to my laptop, it fails. My laptop doesn't show any prompt about "Do you wanna receive this file" or something like that. My smartphone shows a "Sending file..." dialog, but nothing happens.
I installed the stock Bluetooth driver provided by the manufacturer of the laptop, but nothing changed except for one thing: my smartphone automatically sent me that the shared file failed. With the latest BT driver, the dialog of "Sending file..." stays for a long time.
This happens with all the smartphones I've tried. I formatted the laptop like a month ago, and BT at that time was working perfectly, I could send and receive files. My laptop is working great except for this annoying problem.
I had a Windows 7 environment and just recently purchased a Windows 8 laptop.. .well win 8.1 Pro to be exact. On all of my windows 7 machines I can ping 192.168.1.199 and get solid response and go to that address in the browser and no issue. On the new Window 8.1 laptop I ping that address and sometimes get 1 timeout with 3 responses... other times it just times out and sometimes I get all 4 replies... The print server has a web interface but I am unable to connect to it at all - is there something I need to set in Win 8?
C:UsersRon>ping 192.168.1.199Pinging 192.168.1.199 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=4ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64 Ping statistics for 192.168.1.199: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 4ms, Average = 2ms
Then I get
C:UsersRon>ping 192.168.1.199 Pinging 192.168.1.199 with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Reply from 192.168.1.199: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=64 Ping statistics for 192.168.1.199: Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 6ms, Maximum = 6ms, Average = 6ms
I have recently up-graded my laptop from 8 to 8.1. Since that time, the laptop will not automatically connect to my home wifi. If I try to connect manually, it will say "unable to connect to network" and that's it, no more clues! The only way I can connect is by selecting 'restart' and then it will re-boot and connect automatically. If I 'shut-down' after use (or hibernate) it will not re-connect until I have selected 're-start' which is time consuming and annoying!
Using Windows 8 and XP on Home Networks and, unfortunately,I personally believe this is NOT POSSIBLE.
I should add however that my network, 1 Windows 8, 3 XP, 1 Laptop with Windows 7, 1 laptop with Linux, all did work until recently, so I think it is one of the Windows 8 updates have screwed up the system.
At about the same time I also started receiving notifications from Microsoft that XP would no longer be supported after April, so maybe there is something intentional here.
my computer is Dell inspiron 15 win 8 x64 I have problem with my home wifi network; I cant connect ''the settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network'' but when I try other wireless its work
I'm looking for a skype like tool to use over my home LAN. Your definition of a LAN may be different than mine.. what I'm calling a LAN is my home network which is simply two different computers plugged into my AT&T modem/router. (one plugged in by hardwire and one on wireless)
My thinking is this.. I need to chat and video with family at home no one else but i don't want the chat audio and video going out over the internet then coming back to my house before we receive the data.. that takes too long and there are delays due to low bandwidth. I'm seeking to avoid this by keeping all the data from leaving my house and going out to the internet.
I have looked at SIP tools like Linphone but when i signed up and set it up, nowhere does it ask me for any LAN information.. It never asks me for or tries to detect any LAN settings - it looks like it's going out over the internet to some SIP servers someplace.. thats simply not going to work.
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.