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Why do i have two connections on My windows XP?

by artchick / August 22, 2005 10:08 AM PDT

My computer is saying that i am using a computer name that already exsists on the the network?? When i go to --> Network Connections--> Lan or High speed Internet--> i have two connections-->1394 Net Adapter and --> Local Area connection Firewalled SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet. Does a PC have two connections for interenet. Where Mac is Different .
Thanks Artchick
HP Pavillion a1030e
XP Home Edition

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XP can use your firewire adapter....
by Michael Geist / August 22, 2005 10:45 AM PDT

as a network adapter if needed. It's not needed when you have an ethernet adapter installed. Just ignore it.

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ok so how do ....
by artchick / August 22, 2005 11:06 AM PDT

Ok so how do i fix my network problem. when i start up the PC i get an error message --> a duplicate name exists on the network

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Any other PC's connecting to your network?
by Michael Geist / August 23, 2005 10:18 AM PDT
In reply to: ok so how do ....

wireless router being used?

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Only two computers
by artchick / August 26, 2005 4:19 AM PDT

I have a PC and Mac connected to a XRouter Pro MIH-130 Internet Sharing Hub.I was having a problem sharing files/printer with my
PC -->XP Home Edition HP Pavillion a1030e . The Mac is the main computer. I tried to rename and or go through the wizard and create a new network . I tried to rename create new network that i have and mess and want to delete and just start over.

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Disconnect the Mac from the network.....
by Michael Geist / August 26, 2005 5:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Only two computers

does the duplicate name appear?

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Error duplicate names on network
by Ralphsin / March 10, 2008 7:37 AM PDT

Windows Error; A duplicate name exists on the network. I'm a novice . how can I fix it? I'm running XP and a wireless modem with only one computer connected.

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This does happen when...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 10, 2008 8:29 AM PDT

Both the ethernet and the wifi are connected at the same time.

It will also happen if you use no security or WEP.


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