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since I did the SP2 update, I am having problems with my
wireless connection. I have to keep going into
properties and re-checking the box to let Windows
configure my wireless network. Untill I do this each
time I reboot or change from wired to wireless, It
usually connects to the wireless, and says "limited or no
connectivity" but I can not access the internet until I
go into the connection ICON and re-
check the box.

anyone know how to fix this?




Hi. Thanks for your help in advance.

Using XP Pro with an SBC DSL ISP using WAN Miniport
(PPPOE) and a Kingston EtherRX KNE111TX PCI Fast Ethernet
Adapter. Connects fine with internet. Problem is I can
not install a Service, Client or Protocol within Network
Connections.

When I try to install/add a Service from the "Select
Network Component Type" window after choosing Properties
Local Area Network (my ethernet card), I do not get the
usual next window "Select Network Service" but instead I
get the error message: "Could not add the requested
component. The error is: The system cannot find the file
specified." Prior to trying to add, I have installed the
Client for Microsoft Networks.

If I try to install/add a service from the "Select Network
Component Type" window to My ISP (my Wan Miniport
(PPPOE)) from the Properties/Networking tab, I get a
blank window under the "This connection uses the
following items" header. Prior to trying to add, I have
already installed Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Client
for Microsoft Networks. I am now unable to access their
Properties. I removed, some time ago, the QoS Packet
Scheduler without any appearant change in function.

I'm thinking I caused this problem when I deleted some
registry entries, a couple which invloved an installed
Service in networking, called ProtoWall, instead of
uninstalling it from within Network Connections. Stupid!

Thanks for your help.

Stephen




I've been googling for several hours now on this subject and can't
find a thread that answers all my concerns in this area. NETBEUI
seems to be a good solution for small office or home networks that
want to share files/printers internally in addition to sharing an
internet connection. Here are the pros and cons as I see them.

PRO:

It seems to me that NETBEUI offers an additional level of security for
small networks connected to the internet, even those using a hardware
router/firewall. Most people seem to agree that a protocol other than
TCP/IP is recommended when all your computers have a separate external
IP address (no NAT translation). However, even if you do have a NAT
firewall, it seems to me that someone could format packets designed to
access your internal IP addresses. If they were successful, and you
are using TCP/IP for Microsoft Networking, they now have access to all
your network resources. However, if you are using NETBEUI (or some
other protocol) for Microsoft Networking, they have some additional
work to do in order to get to those same resources.

In addition, if you start messing with your firewall (opening ports,
etc. as many gamers, VPN users, etc. must do), it is difficult to know
exactly what security holes you have opened up. Again, if you're
using NETBEUI for internal file/printer sharing, it's simple: your
network resources are protected because Microsoft Networking is not
bound to TCP/IP. (NOTE: I realize that if you open up a big enough
hole in your firewall, someone could get onto one of your machines and
reconfigure MS Networking to do whatever they wanted. However, I
think most would agree this is more difficult than just getting past
the firewall.)

I also use a software firewall (NIS 2004) on my computers, especially
my laptop that is frequently connected directly to the internet away
from the house without any hardware router/firewall. In that program
(and most other simple software firewalls), I have to put my local
Microsoft Networked computers in a "Trusted Zone" to allow
file/printer sharing over TCP/IP. I'm not sure (and have never gotten
exact information from Symantec) what this does, but I have to assume
the worst: there are NO firewall limitations AT ALL on communications
between computers in the "Trusted Zone". This does not seem
acceptable to me, since it is easy to invision a scenario whereby my
daughter takes her laptop to school and picks up some malicious code
and returns to my network, or a friend comes over with his infected
wireless laptop and connects to my network to print something. In
either case, if all computers in my local subnet are in my "Trusted
Zone", the malicious code can spread throughout the network with no
restrictions. HOWEVER, if I use NETBEUI for internal file/print
sharing, I don't have to put ANYONE in the "Trusted Zone", and the
same scenario would result in my NIS firewall (hopefully) raising a
flag when the malicious code attempts to spread itself inside my home
network.

CON:

Microsoft no longer "supports" NETBEUI... SO WHAT??!! Microsoft
support has never been that great anyway for home users and
furthermore, WHAT's to support? Whenever I have used NETBEUI in the
past (since ~ 1996, when I began moving away from IPX/SPX), it has
worked. (read "it has worked period"). It's trivial to install
NETBEUI on XP from the Install Disk (or as someone pointed out, you
can use the NETBEUI files from a W2K installation).

So, please tell me why I shouldn't use NETBEUI to reduce my security
concerns in this day when security is the single biggest problem
computer users face??

Please be specific: I've already seen too many general answers like:

"too many protocols slows down your network" (I only want to use two)
"NETBEUI is not supported" (see above)
"NETBEUI causes problems, especially with XP" (Please give specific
example)

(Feel free to chime in here, Steve)

Thanx for any comments,
emmette




Hi -

I have a problem in accessing the properties of my Local Area
Connection under the Network Connections folder. When I right-click
on the Local Area Connection, then click on Properties, I would get a
box saying something like "Windows has encountered a problem..." and
asks to send an Error Report. When I click on Debug, the box goes
away and the desktop seems to just refresh itself. The one time I
managed to get some info (by looking at the "technical details" of the
problem), I saw stuff like: netshell.dll, explorer.exe,
code:0xc0000005, Flags: 0x00000000, Record: 0x0000000000000 (not sure
how many zeroes), Address: 0x0000000075d30f20. Typically, I'd only
get this error box the first time I try this after I've re-booted.
All other times, the desktop would just refresh itself.

I can access properties only if I disable the connection. I'm using
XP Home with an on-board Realtek network adapter. I connect directly
to a Motorola surfboard modem.

I've tried the following suggestions from the microsoft xp networking
newsgroup (nothing
seems to work):
- uninstall NIC under Device Manager and let Windows detect card when
re-installing; reboot.
- regsvr32 netshell.dll and ole32.dll; reboot.
- I tried sfc/ scannow to look for corrupted files, but come up with
nothing.

I would appreciate help on this - the reason why I'm doing this is
because I seem to run into internet connectivity problems, and while I
was debugging it with my ISP, we had to try and get into the TCP/IP
properties using the method above, and I would get this error.
Naturally, the ISP person decides it's a problem with my computer and
would not help me any further ((

If you're also curious about the type of internet connectivity problem
I have (just in case these are related) - I would be surfing fine for
a day or two and then I would lose my connection (which would require
a reboot, or a enable/disable of the local area connection, or a
ipconfig release/renew - depending on how the planets are aligned).
When I was debugging this with my ISP, we determined that I am getting
a good signal. Under command prompt, I can NOT ping a URL address
(i.e. www.something.com), but I CAN ping it's IP address (i.e.
xx.xxx.xx.xxx). At this point the ISP person said it was a DNS
problem and THAT's when we tried to get into the properties
button....and here I am today.

Thanks!!!!




I'm unable to browse computers through My Network Places. If I search for
computers I can find them but I can't get to them through My Network Places.
Never had this problem with SP1. I haven't changed the network configuration
in my home either and I'm not using a router or any firewall whatsoever
(I've disabled the one built into SP2 too as well) just a Linksys 8-Port
Switch. Both computers can get on the Internet just fine but I can only
network them by searching for them and can't browse for them. I have a
password set up for each Administrator account on each computer as well and
I use Tweak UI to automatically log the computers in. Both computers have
the same workgroup name as well and TCP/IP configured to obtain IP addresses
automatically. Also, I use simple file sharing and have folders, drives and
a printer shared between the computers.

The error message I get, whether both or just one computer is on and I try
to browse through My Network Places is the following:

Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if
you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not
currently available.

Any help appreciated, thanks.
Pareez




Hi -

I have a problem in accessing the properties of my Local Area
Connection under the Network Connections folder. When I right-click
on the Local Area Connection, then click on Properties, I would get a
box saying something like "Windows has encountered a problem..." and
asks to send an Error Report. When I click on Debug, the box goes
away and the desktop seems to just refresh itself. The one time I
managed to get some info (by looking at the "technical details" of the
problem), I saw stuff like: netshell.dll, explorer.exe,
code:0xc0000005, Flags: 0x00000000, Record: 0x0000000000000 (not sure
how many zeroes), Address: 0x0000000075d30f20. Typically, I'd only
get this error box the first time I try this after I've re-booted.
All other times, the desktop would just refresh itself.

I can access properties only if I disable the connection. I'm using
XP Home with an on-board Realtek network adapter. I connect directly
to a Motorola surfboard modem.

I've tried the following suggestions from this newsgroup (nothing
seems to work):
- uninstall NIC under Device Manager and let Windows detect card when
re-installing; reboot.
- regsvr32 netshell.dll and ole32.dll; reboot.
- I tried sfc/ scannow to look for corrupted files, but come up with
nothing.

I would appreciate help on this - the reason why I'm doing this is
because I seem to run into internet connectivity problems, and while I
was debugging it with my ISP, we had to try and get into the TCP/IP
properties using the method above, and I would get this error.
Naturally, the ISP person decides it's a problem with my computer and
would not help me any further ((

If you're also curious about the type of internet connectivity problem
I have (just in case these are related) - I would be surfing fine for
a day or two and then I would lose my connection (which would require
a reboot, or a enable/disable of the local area connection, or a
ipconfig release/renew - depending on how the planets are aligned).
When I was debugging this with my ISP, we determined that I am getting
a good signal. Under command prompt, I can NOT ping a URL address
(i.e. www.something.com), but I CAN ping it's IP address (i.e.
xx.xxx.xx.xxx). At this point the ISP person said it was a DNS
problem and THAT's when we tried to get into the properties
button....and here I am today.

Thanks!!!! (I'll be away for the next 3 days, so please don't think
I'm ignoring you if I don't post it right back).




Hello All,
I am pretty sure this can't be done but let me pose the question. At
home I have a workgroup setup which all my home machines belong to. All
machines can see each other no problem, and I have a printer slaved off of
one for Network printing works great. All machines by the way are connected
by a linksys wireless switch.
Now comes the issue, I have an XP pro laptop from work that logs into
MY 2003 AD domain @ work. Using either my Wireless Nic or hardwiring the
10/100 card to the switch I can gain access to internet browsing on my home
Network but that is it.
I want to be able to print to that slaved printer and share files with other
machines in the network.
Now I understand in my current state this can't be done, however I was
thinking could I take either my LAN connection or WLAN connection and make a
duplicate that can be configured for my workgroup at home? Then depending on
my location I can enable Lan1/WLan1 connector for the office or Lan2/Wlan2
connector at home, and then disable then one I am not using?
As I have stated I don't believe this can be done, has any one tried
this can anyone think of a solution that would work (Short of buying a
linksys print server which only solves one of the problems)?
I look forward to your responses
Tom




Hello,

I've got yet another "unique" XP problem. My Network Connections applet is
missing from Control Panel! I can still access the internet without a
problem, mail, news, and web browsing all work, but I can't get to the
Network Connections settings in control panel cause it ain't there
anymore....

I installed Tweak XP just to see if that applet was hidden or not and it
isn't. So I disabled it then reenabrled it, but still it's not there.

I was trying to get to XP's firewall settings (SP2) and that's the only way
I know how. Is there another way? And why is Network Connections missing
in the first place?

Thanks in advanced!

Jeff




Hi everyone,

I have setup a home network with a laptop and a desktop using Linksys router.
Both computers have XP home installed. I ran the home netwrok wizard on both machines and both machines can see each other in My Network places. Both computers can access the internet and both computers can ping each other.

My desktop can access my laptop flawlessly. I can see and access all the shared folders on my laptop from the desktop. However; after many, many, many......many hours my laptop still can not access my desktop at all. I always get the following error on the
laptop when I try to access the desktop:
"Desktop is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Logon failu the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. "

Beleive it or not all network settings are exactly the same on both machines
- I've got TCP/IP setup correctly on both machines. And even installed NetBEUI per a suggestion I read on the internet.
- All users are identical on both machines with the same exact username and password (passwords are blank).
- Whether or not the guest account is enabled I always get the same results above.
- Suggestion about Local security settings option in Admin tools do not apply since I am running XP home on both machines
- I do not have any firewall install. I had Norton Firewall installed...1) I disabled it with no success..2) I removed the entire software (control pael/Add-Remove Programs) still with no success
- I have enabed NetBIOS over TCP/IP on both machines per internet suggestions.
The following are what my ipconfig look like:
(PAP is the desktop)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PAP

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-88-24-5A-A2

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : No

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 63.240.76.198

204.127.199.8

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 23, 2004 8:28:57 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 24, 2004 8:28:57 PM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VPN Client Virtual Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-45-00-00-01

(CAP is the laptop)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CAP

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VPN Client Virtual Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-45-00-00-01

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-11-88-61

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : No

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 63.240.76.198

204.127.199.8

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, July 23, 2004 10:39:31 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, July 24, 2004 10:39:31 PM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-12-5D-AF

- I noticed my profile folders have and machine name extension on the laptop and not on the desktop (Ex. C:Documents and SettingsUserName.CAP Vs. C:Documents and SettingsUserNameUserName)

It seems like many others are having this same issue (especially with XP home). Any help would be greatly appreciated, not just by me but also by the many other XP home users that await the answer to this posting. Thanks in advance for your help.




I am a home PC user (not on a network) running Win XP-Pro
(Ver. 5.1.2600). I have a DSL connection to the
Internet. Normally, when I conenct to the Internet, a
connection icon appears on the taskbar at the lower right
(where date/time info, etc. live).

I downloaded and installed SP2, after which a second
Internet connection icon appeared and took up residence
there permanently (whether I was on-line or not
connected). This second Internet connection icon had a
red x in it (indicating a problem), and the message that
appeared when I moved my cursor over it indicated that my
network connection to the Internet might be too slow or
not there. Right clicking this icon gave me the option
to fix this problem or to disable it. Since this new
icon was essentially irrelevant, I ignored it for a
while, but eventually succombed to the temptation to try
to get rid of it. I right-clicked the icon and selected
the "disable" option. Bad thing to do, apparently. From
that point forward my normal Internet connection no
longer worked. Whenever I clicked on my connect icon,
instead of getting a message indicating that my username
and password were being verified, I got a new message
indicating that I could not establish connection through
WAN miniport PPOE. It was at this point that I concluded
that I was receiving much benefit from SP2, so I ran my
system restore program to re-set my configuration as of
earlier in the day (pre SP2 download), thereby removing
SP2. Things are now back to normal and my Internet
access is fine (as you can tell by this communication).

My questions a 1) What the heck was that second
Internet connection icon doing there when I am not a
nework user? and 2) What is a non-networked home PC user
supposed to do with this irrelevant but annoyingly
present icon after installing SP2 to get rid of it (or at
least hide it away where is is not able to interfere with
my life)?

Any info would be appreciated.
Thanks




I've been having this problem for about a week now. There are two
computers on the LAN at home that are experiencing this.

Periodically, sometimes every 5-10 minutes, sometimes every 45
minutes, or hour or two, a WinXP machine seems to "lose" it's network
connection.

I typically see two variations on this:

1) The machine will simply have no network abaility at all. ipconfig
reveals an IP in the 192.168.xxx.xxx range. When this happens nothing
network related will work, I cannot even access my local Perforce
server (which is running on the same computer.)

2) ipconfig will reveal an IP in the 169.254.xxx.xxx range.
Previously, the machine would have been in the 192.168.0.xxx range
having received it's IP through the routers DHCP mechanism. I
understand the 169.254.xxx.xxx range is part of the automatic private
IP addressing feature. I don't understand why all of a sudden winXP
"loses" it's perfectly normal ip address and switches to this.

Sometimes when I notice the network connection has died, and ipconfig
still reports my 192.168.x.x IP address, I can then run ipconfig
/release to release my IP, but when I run ipconfig /renew, I get this
message "An error occured while renewing interface Network Bridge
(Network Bridge) : No connection could be nade because the target
machine actively refused it.

Now for the details:

-When it happens, sometimes unplugging the router and plugging it back
in will cause the computer to behave properly again, and it's 192....
IP address is restored.
-I first noticed this when using the D-Link DI-514 wireless router
with both computers connected to it via the wired ports (wireless was
for a tivo)
-I have since returned the D-Link router for unrelated reasons, and
have setup a Netgear RP614v2 wired router (no wireless). I have the
same problems with
this router. Thet netgear routers firmware is 5.13 (which is old, but
I'm waiting to see if this is a windows problem before getting into
firmware upgrades)
-My main computer that is having these problems is using a year old
WinXP Pro install with SP1, and all but 1 security update (the latest,
haven't bothered
until I get this sorted out)
-I have recently done a fresh install on a new 160GB drive (using
removable drive bays), and have similar problems on the fresh install.
-The other computer at home is also a fresh install of WinXP pro on a
new 160GB drive.
-Both new installs have all of the latest critical updates, but do not
have all of the WinXP fluff updates (Media player 9, etc...)

In the Network Connections folder, I see the following: (entries are
in the format -Name - Status - Device Name)

==LAN or High-SPeed Internet==
-1394 COnnection 2 - Enabled - 1394 Net Adapter #2

==Network Bridge==
-1394 COnnection - Enabled, Bridged - 1394 Net Adapter
-Network Bridge( Network Bridge ) - Enabled - MAC Bridge Miniport
-Local Area Connection - Enabled, Bridged - Intel(R) Pro/1000 CT
Nework Cnnection

Both systems are running ZoneAlarm. I disabled ZA's "launch on
startup" feature on one machine, shutdown, restarted, and still had
the same problem.
Zonealarm has 192.168.0.0/255.255.255.0 as a trusted zone.

Both systems are setup to use automatic IP assignment via DHCP. The
router is configured to perform DHCP.

I have also run the Network Diagnostics from Help & Support, and
everything reports as "passed" when my machine is connected. Once I
lose my connection, the diagnostic reports FAILED for a network
adapter identified as [00000011] MAC Bridge Miniport and lists FAILED
for the DNSServerSearchOrder inside it.

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice?




OK, here's the repeatable current situation...
1. Deleted Fax and Modem through Control Panel.
2. Cleared all system logs.
3. Cleared all Norton AV and FW logs.
4. Insured a clean registry, no viruses, worms, etc. via a Norton AV & WinDoctor clean run.
5. Rebooted PC.
6. Through Control Panel, both Modem and Fax printer look fine after auto-configuration and appear operational.
7. Opened Fax Console through Start Programs-Accessories-Communications-Fax Console.
a. Fax Printer Status: Local Online
b. "Send A Fax" yields "The Fax printer cannot be accessed. Make sure it is properly setup."
c. "Receive a Fax Now" yields the correct Fax Monitor communications screen and there is sound coming from the modem card!
8. Printing applications, when directed to the fax printer, either give a variety of failure message windows indicating improperly setup fax printe, resource not availabler, or fax printer not installed when print to Fax is selected, OR there is NO failure
window that pops up at all and the fax print goes into the "bit bucket". Also, there is nothing relevant in system logs, other than startup of fax service.

I do not think I have a hardware problem, since I can manually RECEIVE a fax through the fax console. I think it may to be some problem with the fax print spooler subsystem, but I have yet to see any error message/event yet that would point me in any spec
ific corrective direction. The spooler for my local HP DJ5550 printer is working perfectly, as always. I can also print to the Acrobat Distiller with no problem.

On 7/29, I removed ALL three printer devices and Control Panel Add/Remove Programs printer-related applications from my PC, along with all print drivers (HPDJ) using the "File, Server Properties, Properties" on the Printers and Faxes Control Panel window.
I then used XP Resource Toolkit command "cleanspl" and cleared out everything except the Standard TCP/IP Port and the BJ Language Monitor. I rebooted the system, with the HP DJ5550 USB disconnected.
I then went into Control Panel-Printers and Faxes and no printers show up, as expected. I then tried to "Install a local Fax printer", but *nothing* happens at all. Maybe this is indicative of my underlying problem. I have reinstalled my HP DJ5550 softw
are so I can print again locally, but I now cannot even setup a local Fax printer.
The only anomalies on this PC I can think of are a couple of times the UPS failed (bad battery) during power outages over the past few weeks. which has been remedied with a new UPS. I still think I should be seeing some errors, warning, etc. in the system
event files, error windows, etc., though if something were corrupt or missing. Instead, I see nothing other than the startup of the fax service when it was installed.
Any ideas out there??? Fortunately I don't use XP Fax that much, but when I do, I really need it.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

Please check to see if your modem is on the Windows XP HCL list.
See if there are newer drivers available for it.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
wrote in message
...
Thanks for the help!
The Fax status show Local Online.
If you right click on any of the three printers (HP
DJ550, Acrobat Distiller or Fax) in the show printers
Control Panel screen, it pulls up a System Info. multi-
tab window.
For the Printers tab, there is a pull-down to select
printer. The ONLY printers shown are the HP DJ5550 and
Acrobat Distiller. It's like the Fax is there, but not
there, depending on what you use to look at it.
The ONLY updates to XP Home OS have been automatically
sent to me by MS and installed as/when recommended. I
have not updated nor added any other applications on the
PC. I have not changed any hardware in any way.
The PCI modem card came in the PC and has worked A-OK on
XP Home since Day 1 and never been touched. I can delete
and add it all day long in the control panel. It's a
Lucent Technologies internal and uses a MS certified
driver. I use the modem ONLY for Faxes as I have a cable
modem supplying the internet to me.
Thanks
-----Original Message-----
No, the Fax Driver should be listed as "Microsoft Shared
Fax Driver" as the
Model. That's normal.
Explain point 5.
When you go to Fax Console Tools Fax Printer Status,
what do you see?
We won't be able to troubleshoot much if you don't know
what changes caused
this problem. What were these updates? Might one of them
have been a driver
update for your modem? Is your modem on the Windows XP
HCL list?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
wrote in message
...
OK, new day, try more things.
1. Clear all three event logs.
2. Deleted Fax device and modem card.
3. Added modem card and Fax device.
4. Right click on Fax device, Properties, General tab
shows Model: MicroSoft Shared Fax Driver (SHARED????)
5. Right click on Fax device, System Information tab
shows only HP DJ 5550 and Acrobat Distiller, NOT the
Fax
device.
6. Try to print to Fax from Excel. Get error window:
"Your file could not be printed due to an error on Fax
on
Ne02. ... try reinstalling driver, etc.". This SOUNDS
like it thinks the Fax device is somehow networked!
7. Event logs show Fax service started along with other
automatic services, as it should. No errors or warnings
at OS level.
Maybe this helps.
Thanks,
Stan Smith
-----Original Message-----
Not a known issue. Provide as many steps to repro as
accurately as possible
and I'll send it on.
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Stan" wrote in
message
...
Fax service showed Status (empty), Startup Type
Automatic
and Local Service logon. I cleared all three system
logs.
I started the Fax service manually through the
services
window, tried to print to the Fax device and this
time
got no appl. errors, no error event log entries, as
well
as *nothing* happening where I would normally
expect to
see the send fax dialogue pop up.
I then stopped the Fax service manually, tried to
print
again to the Fax device and got the same screwy
error
messages about the Fax device. NO error or warning
entries in the event logs.
The only things showing up in the event logs are my
manual starts and stops of the Fax service, and
resulting
ack's that the OS did what I asked and started and
stopped the Fax service.
This is really bizarre!!
-----Original Message-----
What is the startup type for the Fax Service?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Stan" wrote
in
message
...
This is a 1.5 year old HP Pavilion, with all
original
hardware, including Lucent modem card. Worked
beautifully till now, with NO hardware/software
changes
on my part in the last year. This is sort of a
casual
use (email, surfing) PC.
I deleted the local Fax printer (again) and
added it
back. All properties look A-OK, like original.
Modem
is
responding to query commands. On MS Office
products,
when try to print to Fax, get an error "Windows
cannot
print due to problem with the current printer
setup...
reinstall the driver"... Which I have three times
now.
On HP's MyPhotoCenter application, when I try to
Fax an
image, it tells me "Please install printer". It
is
installed!
On MS Outlook, printing to Fax gives "There was
an
error
when printing started. To check printer setup...
go
to
control panel.."
On Adobe Acrobat, printing to Fax gives "A
required
resource cannot be loaded". The Print window
shows
the
Fax status as Ready, Type is MS shared Fax
Driver,
Where
is "SHRFAX". That definitely does not look
right to
me,
as I recall!
On the subject of events logs, the only thing Fax
related
is info entries related to starting of the Fax
service.
Like I say, this has worked A-OK since day one,
till
now,
and I remember a MS auto-update a two or three
days
ago,
which may or may not have anything to do with my
inability to Fax now. I don't fax on a daily
basis.
Thanks.
-----Original Message-----
Haven't seen any reports like it.
Which update caused it?
List the steps you use to fax and the exact
error
message you get when you
try.
What does Event viewer tell you?
Is your fax modem on the Windows XP HCL list?
--
Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Stan"
wrote
in
message
...
Fax printer device has worked fine up until
the
last XP
Home automatic update was installed.
Depending
on
the
application I try to print to the FAX now, I
get
all
sorts of bizarre message, like "resource
currently
unavailable" or "insufficient memory..." or
many
other
strange CAN'T DO type messages. I deleted the
fax
device, then let XP add it back in, and
rebooted.
Same
problems persist.
Device manager (before and after the
remove/add)
shows
device enabled and working properly.
Diagnostics
get
right results when modem is queried.
I CAN print to my HP DJ 5550 and to Adobe
Acrobat
writer
with no problems.
What I have noticed is in SOME applications,
the
FAX
device now shows up as "FAX on SHRFAX", which
does
not
look right at all. The device cannot be
shared,
and is
not shared according to device manager
properties
for
the
fax device.
Anybody else out there having similar
problems?

.

.

.

.




Hi...

I recently had to uninstall SP2, re-install Windows with my SP1 disc,
and then re-install SP2 along with all the available updates from
Windows Update. I also installed new versions of Norton Internet
Security and Norton SystemWorks (2005).

Everything's fine now, except for one really annoying problem that I
just can't figure out: all of my programs can access the Internet
except for my browsers! I really don't know why - everything else can.
I'm typing this message right now because I'm using Windows Explorer
instead of Internet Explorer (opened up My Computer and typed in
google.com - this did not open Internet Explorer, rather, it just
turned it into an Internet Explorer window but under Task Manager,
iexplore.exe is not open).

It's not about the firewall or program control (for Internet access)
either - with the firewall disabled, the same problem happens.

I'm on my home network - I tried it with my wireless adapter, and
connecting my DSL modem straight to my computer, and it's all the
same. I checked for viruses with NAV 2005 last night (with all the
latest virus definitions), and nothing. I thought it was a virus or
maybe spyware, and that didn't work either. It's really weird.

I've tried it with all my browsers: Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera,
Mozilla and Netscape - none of them can open up a single page.
Internet Explorer crashes if I attempt to access a page too many times
in a single session. All the other browsers simply refuse to open up a
page. At the beginning, it seems like they are, but then right away
they stop and nothing happens.

I've ran Spybot and Ad-Aware SE 1.05 Pro with a full system scan,
updating the definitions for both programs before scanning of course.
Nothing. I've disabled the Windows Security Center and the Windows
Firewall, and still, nothing.

At this point, I'm clueless. There's no way to simply uninstall
Internet Explorer, and of course, I already tried that with Firefox
and Opera, and they still can't surf the Internet. All other programs
are working great with the Internet - for example, Azureus (BitTorrent
client), can download anything just fine - I'm going at 60 KB/s with
it which is higher than my average through BitTorrent.

If you have a clue of what it could be (disabled Windows service,
missing driver, whatever) please let me know. Any other comments,
suggestions and questions would also be appreciated.

Thank you in advance!




small network - 8 or 9 windows XP pc's - peer to peer with unix server using samba to share some shares from unix to windows (just directories as network drives).

all works fine unless the internet goes down (which it does frequently there!).

if the internet is down - they can not browse the network (neither the windows PC's nor the unix server) or access the network drive shares for purpose of file sharing.

yet they CAN print to network printers, they CAN login to unix via their telnet client, they CAN http to unix server and their router.
they CAN ping themselves as well as any other PC/server/printer on the network.

the PC's have a mix of trend-micro and mcafee antivirus/firewalls, i tried shutting the firewalls to no avail, and because they are different brands i think i can eliminate the A/V.

Now - this only occurs if the PC is booted with internet off. If internet is down, PC booting process takes a LONG time (8 mins?) to boot.
does not give any errors and nothing logged in event viewer.

But - if internet already running when PC is booted for the remainder of time until PC is rebooted - if internet goes down, all still works fine.

Something is happening when windows looks around at boot time that is choking it. Even if internet restored, it can not recover without a reboot (tried disable/enable adaptor, did not recover, see nothing weird in ipconfig /all).

Nameservice probably not the culprint as can't even get away with some.internal.ip.address

I can readily duplicate by pulling the DSL cable before it hits the DSL modem. I can't make it happen here in my office on my network with my PC's (e.g. if i reboot with internet disconnected).

Currently, cabling is:
DSL/DSL Modem -> Linksys Router -> Linksys 12 port hub.

This is a big problem for them as the store nothing on local PC's, all is stored on shared network drives.




Yet again I have encountered problems after connecting my LAPTOP (XP Pro) to another "network" ( to another router. Only accessed the internet, not other PC's). Previously worked fine. Now I am back home, I cannot access other PC's (XP Home) on my network via Windows Explorer.

Currently have only 3 machines live (till the kids get home!) - IP addresses assigned by router.

OFFICE 192.168.1.101
BACKUP 192.168.1.100
LAPTOP 192.168.1.103

Workgroup is called "WORKGROUP".

IIRC, the IP addresses for OFFICE & Backup were previously reversed. To keep it simpler I will ignore "Backup".

Though I cannot access "OFFICE" from LAPTOP via Windows Explorer:

- I can access OFFICE via Windows Explorer if I type in the IP address
- I can ping "OFFICE" from LAPTOP fine
- I can access LAPTOP from OFFICE via Windows Explorer
- OFFICE is visible in "Workgroup" under "My Network Places"

Clicking on OFFICE yields an error though. At the moment I get "OFFICE is not accessible. You might not have .... etc ... You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network. ....".

Seems the "remote cache name table" on LAPTOP either has duplicate entries for OFFICE or is corrupted ????

Running "NBTSTAT -c" yielded (ignoring inactive wireless connection stuff)

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.103] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Remote Cache Name Table

Name Type Host Address Life [sec]
------------------------------------------------------------
BACKUP UNIQUE 192.168.1.100 342
OFFICE UNIQUE 192.168.1.100 342
OFFICE UNIQUE 192.168.1.101 207

Interestingly one son is now home & I now get

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.103] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Remote Cache Name Table

Name Type Host Address Life [sec]
------------------------------------------------------------
BACKUP UNIQUE 192.168.1.100 385
GEOFFREY UNIQUE 192.168.1.111 147
GEOFFREY UNIQUE 192.168.1.111 147
OFFICE UNIQUE 192.168.1.100 72

- now only one OFFICE entry but it is the same IP as BACKUP
- 2 GEOFFREY entries, both with the same IP
- I **can** access shared folders on GEOFFREY
- But still **cannot** access OFFICE (or BACKUP)

FWIW: I notice that if I run "ipconfig /all",

- On OFFICE I get "IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes"
- On LAPTOP I get "IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No"

#### QNS ####

1. Is the "IP Routing Enabled" difference significant

2. Would "NBTSTAT -R" fix this problem ?

3. Or would it make it worse ?

4. If not (2) above, is there some alternative fix ?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the long post!

David

##########################

Running "ipconfig /all" on LAPTOP yields

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-85-85-2A-63
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 203.96.152.4
203.96.152.12
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, 23 March 2006 4:00:03 p.m.

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, 24 March 2006 4:00:03 p.m.

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP WLAN 802.11a/b/g W500 #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-85-1B-D6-DE




My computer was getting slow so I backed up my data and restored an image from 3 years ago. It was pre-XP Service Pack 3
Everything is fine except that I can't re-join the company's Windows network.
I have Internet access.
I can search for machines, find them and access the files
I can search for my computer from another computer and access the shared files.
I have a mapped drive connection to the main file server
I can reach one of the network printers.
When I go to My Network Places/Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network, I can see the workgroup name
If I click on the workgroup name, Windows takes a minute or two and then comes back and says:
Network is not accessible, You might not have permission to use this network resource. etc.
I turned off Windows firewall and Microsoft Security Essentials.
I installed Network Magic and it can see all the computers, routers, access points and printers from my computer
I power-cycled the router and switch several times
I am running out of ideas

Windows XP Home - 32 bit Service Pack 3
Hardwired network, router and 24 port switch
One workgroup, no domains
Asus Motherboard
4 GB RAM
Forceware IP service disabled




Hi,

Hopefuly this is an appropriate place to post this ... if not could you tell me anywhere I might get help on this issue (I am already checking Demon).

I am experiencing a problem with my broadband access. I have an ADSL router and an ISP who provides ADSL access with fixed IP (Demon) so this means I can actually build, manage & serve a website out from home which is good. I have set the ports up correctly so that incoming http is redirected to a machine on my network and from work or via dialup (I use Madasafish) I can see my test website (http://80.177.27.27) but I cannot see it when I access it from broadband at home.

I can ping the router and I get:

PING 80.177.27.27

Pinging 80.177.27.27 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 80.177.27.27: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=30
Reply from 80.177.27.27: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=30
Reply from 80.177.27.27: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=30
Reply from 80.177.27.27: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=30

Ping statistics for 80.177.27.27:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 1ms
I switched the router's power off to ensure it was the router and not something the ISP maintains that was responding ... the pings stop when I power down the router (I did the tests via dialup and unplugged the network so I could be sure my client was physically isolated from the router (so comms had to go via the internet).

I then reconnected the broadband and ran trace route with the following results via broadband and via dialup. I subsequently also tried from work.

TRACERT 80.177.27.27 (no dial-up)

Tracing route to hedgehogs.demon.co.uk [80.177.27.27]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 1 ms 1 ms 1 ms hedgehogs.demon.co.uk [80.177.27.27]

Trace complete.

TRACERT 80.177.27.27 (Madasafish dial-up)

Tracing route to hedgehogs.demon.co.uk [80.177.27.27]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 71 ms 50 ms 50 ms vlan31.switch4-mk.as9105.net [80.40.255.1]
2 49 ms 50 ms 49 ms ge1-2-2.mk0.as9105.net [212.74.108.54]
3 48 ms 50 ms 53 ms pos3-0.lon10.as9105.net [212.74.108.10]
4 52 ms 53 ms 62 ms so-7-2-0.lon12.ip.tiscali.net [213.200.77.33]
5 66 ms 49 ms 50 ms linx-1.router.demon.net [195.66.224.12]
6 69 ms 50 ms 50 ms anchor-service-1-3-8.router.demon.net [194.159.7
.201]
7 96 ms 106 ms 82 ms lon1-service-1-WDM-602.router.demon.net [194.159
.241.74]
8 61 ms 52 ms 118 ms lon1-bthg-aj1b.access.demon.net [194.159.246.77]

9 103 ms 100 ms 103 ms 217.47.30.105
10 77 ms 124 ms 77 ms 217.47.30.37
11 97 ms 100 ms 103 ms hedgehogs.demon.co.uk [80.177.27.27]

TRACERT 80.177.27.27 (from work)

Tracing route to 80.177.27.27 over a maximum of 30 hops

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I've read all the other threads on issues that are similar to my problemette and tried most of the solutions offered, but to no effect. So here goes with my first post to Woody's Lounge (excellent chap that Woody, I met him in Phuket... but that's another story and this could be a long post)

Setup is as follows, followed by the problem. Two machines: one I shall call "Home" which is a home-built XP Pro SP1 machine with a Linksys 10/100 NIC. Second machine is a work provided laptop, called "Laptop", which is a Compaq Evo with Win2k SP2 with an Intel Pro 100 adapter. I network these two beasties when working at home via a Netgear DG814 4-port 100 switch/adsl modem (with the latest set of drivers). Both machines access the net over this and use a printer hanging off a JetDirect connected to the switch. When in the office Laptop joins a domain in in W2k Server environment. "Home" does not join the same domain and it never will. So the two are not in the same workgroup/domain and won't ever be, but that doesn't stop the network from allowing me to do what I do. Usage of the network is largely for working on files on Laptop using Home's screen and k/b and also backing up Laptop back to Home. Also the network is used for a VPN from Laptop to Lotus Notes in the office over ADSL, internet use for Home and printing via the JetDirect. Normally everythings works perfectly and I love it, BUT The problem........

Every now and again when trying to open a folder or file (even tiny files and folders) on Laptop from Home, I get a c.20 second delay as if it were renogotiating something, or just trying to find the contents. At other times the response is instantaneous. Usually the delay occurs if I have not accessed Laptop from Home for a while which makes me think that "something" is almost switching off the connection and it has to reopen it again. I don't know. It used to work absolutely perfectly all the time until Laptop was modified at work to use a domain in the W2k Server environment rather than Netware, which happened at around the same time that I upgrade from XP Home to Pro. One of these may be related to the problem but I can't be sure of exactly when the problem first appeared.

The delays do not coincide with Notes activity over the ADSL (obviously sometimes they do but I've checked and it's not a common factor) neither do they coincide with traffic going to the printer or over the internet from Home. Both machines are TCP/IP only and that can not be changed on Laptop. In fact, I would be daft to risk making fundamental changes to anything network related on Laptop since it belongs to my employers and they get very uptight indeed about "unauthorised modifications".

As I said, I've tried most of the fixes suggested for similar problems elsewhere in the Lounge. "Automatically check for network files etc etc" is unchecked on Home; QoS is not configured on Home so is not limiting bandwidth; cables have been checked recently; normal performance is very very fast so I suspect this is not a hardware issue. I do not normally see errors on a Netstat reports; pings are




I have not been able to use my Google DESKBAR (**not toolbar**) or even dial up Google with any of the popular web browsers. I get the standard TimeOut error message*. Oddly enough, I just tried using CTRL-I for Google Images, from my Deskbar, and it called up a page of results instantly!

I use PC Tools Firewall Plus, and have checked my blocked sites (I'm not an expert though), and don't see any Google sites blocked. If I turn the Firewall off, the Google problem persists. Since this problem is in Opera, Firefox, MSIE, Flock, and my Deskbar (which I've uninstalled & reinstalled a few times), I really am confounded.

Message from my browsers (Firefox in this case)

* Network Timeout

The server at www.google.com is taking too long to respond.

The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the browser has stopped waiting for a reply.

* Could the server be experiencing high demand or a temporary outage? Try again later.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check the computer's network connection.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
* Still having trouble? Consult your network administrator or Internet provider for assistance.




Once upon a time I had two PCs in a wired network using a D-Link router that connected to a Comcast cable modem. A third PC was connected to the network through a "powerline adapter". Life was beautiful and I could see, access and modify anything from anywhere. Then along came a 4th PC, this time with Vista Home Premium installed. Believing in that universal PC in heaven, I modified the Vista-based PC so that it belonged to the old network called "MSHOME". And then ... life was not beautiful anymore. From the Vista-based PC, sometimes I can see the other PCs, sometimes I can't. That wouldn't be too bad if it was me who decided when I could or couldn't but ... On those times I can see the other PCs from the Vista-based PC, I can access files in only one of them, but then I can not copy/move files from it. When using the non-Vista-based PCs, I can see the others but I can't do much else. BTW, when I say I can "see them", I mean their computer names; not their folder structures. Although I later replaced the D-Link router with a wireless-capable Linksys router, the problem persists. BTW, all PCs are able to access the internet, including a Dell Laptop my daughter bought recently.

Sorry for the lengthy story but, don't know what to do. Do I downgrade the Vista-based PC to XP? Can't upgrade the XPs to Vista for compatibility issues. I've tried a lot of guides available on the internet, to no avail. Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks!!!


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