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network failure

by padyboy / April 28, 2013 7:35 AM PDT

I have an (attempted) pc network with an HP Pavilion as base station.
My modem/router is Motorola rented from my local cable company.
My network computers are an Asus netbook, and an elderly Dell Dimension 5150 both with functioning network adapters.
I cannot connect to the network using either of my network PCs.
The local techs from my cable company have set up the HP base station to access the Internet without too much difficulty (sometimes I have to resign into this website for some unknown reason).
However, I do not have internet access from these machines. The local techs have no answers for this dilemma.

I believe that my problem is running Win 7 on the base machine, while Win XP is running on the two network units

I have only checked about 20 out of 1850 posts on this subject; don't know how to narrow my search further.
Am running SP3 on both network machines. NIS is loaded on both of these machines, as well as the base computer, which has internet access.
This system worked initially, then failed to work; no changes were made to network machines during this time.

Visual Editor will not work for me on this website, even though turned on.
Perhaps this is significant.

Any and all comments would be appreciated, as my computer education continues.


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I've always used Cisco's Network Magic for this
by wpgwpg / April 28, 2013 7:46 AM PDT
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XP and Windows 7 have different ways of doing network things that can make it very frustrating to get them to network with each other. When I've run into this, I've always used Cisco's Network Magic to resolve it. They have a trial version you can use free for I think 7 days to get things working. After that you can decide if you want to buy the program.
Good luck.

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by padyboy / April 28, 2013 11:18 AM PDT

I checked the Cisco website.
There were 2 reviews of this Cisco product, both of them bad.
Thanks anyway. I have enough troubles already with this network.

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I used Network Magic when I had problems with XP
by glb613 / April 28, 2013 8:50 PM PDT
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and Windows 7 not working well together and it fixed the problem. Be advised, people are more likely to post a negative review than a positive one.

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by padyboy / May 8, 2013 8:56 AM PDT

I agree with you about frequency of negative replies.
I will check out this software.

Thanx for the info. Grin

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