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CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK



 
 
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Old April 16th 07, 05:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
setotitan
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Default CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK

Hey guys I'm hoping I'm just overlooking something dumb here but I need some
help. I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium last night. I use my laptop at
work ad I'm having some issues. I can't see my local network when I sign on.
We have a wireless modem that is separate from the network that I can see and
use to login to the internet. On XP I just went to "My Network Places"
clicked add new place, selected local area network and punched in the address
"\\Express\expressservices" it prompted me for a login and PW and I was all
set! Now when I go to "Network" all I see is my PC and there's no option to
add a new network place. Then I go to "Network and Sharing" and try to
connect to a network all it shows me is wireless modems and not the actual
network. Then I try to setup a new network and there's no option so see a
local area network, just modems, and what not. It seems all I can do find new
ways to connect to the internet, but no way to use the internet to connect to
my network. Please help.
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Old April 16th 07, 11:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Gloria Boyer [MSFT]
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Default CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK

Hi Setotitan, here's a help topic that might be the answer:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...1ba441033.mspx

Thanks,
Gloria

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Gloria Boyer
Windows User Assistance
Microsoft Corporation

"setotitan" wrote in message
...
Hey guys I'm hoping I'm just overlooking something dumb here but I need
some
help. I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium last night. I use my laptop at
work ad I'm having some issues. I can't see my local network when I sign
on.
We have a wireless modem that is separate from the network that I can see
and
use to login to the internet. On XP I just went to "My Network Places"
clicked add new place, selected local area network and punched in the
address
"\\Express\expressservices" it prompted me for a login and PW and I was
all
set! Now when I go to "Network" all I see is my PC and there's no option
to
add a new network place. Then I go to "Network and Sharing" and try to
connect to a network all it shows me is wireless modems and not the actual
network. Then I try to setup a new network and there's no option so see a
local area network, just modems, and what not. It seems all I can do find
new
ways to connect to the internet, but no way to use the internet to connect
to
my network. Please help.



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Old April 17th 07, 12:00 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Ric Sterling
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Default CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK

I have been having the same problem for over a week. And No-one here can
give me a clear answer on why.

"setotitan" wrote:

Hey guys I'm hoping I'm just overlooking something dumb here but I need some
help. I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium last night. I use my laptop at
work ad I'm having some issues. I can't see my local network when I sign on.
We have a wireless modem that is separate from the network that I can see and
use to login to the internet. On XP I just went to "My Network Places"
clicked add new place, selected local area network and punched in the address
"\\Express\expressservices" it prompted me for a login and PW and I was all
set! Now when I go to "Network" all I see is my PC and there's no option to
add a new network place. Then I go to "Network and Sharing" and try to
connect to a network all it shows me is wireless modems and not the actual
network. Then I try to setup a new network and there's no option so see a
local area network, just modems, and what not. It seems all I can do find new
ways to connect to the internet, but no way to use the internet to connect to
my network. Please help.

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Old April 18th 07, 06:20 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
setotitan
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Default CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK

Ric,

I was having a problem with my CD/DVD ROM as well, it quit working! So I
posted another thread about it. Someone suggested this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/ and to try "Method 2". It involves
deleting registry files, which frankly scared the crap out of me. But I was
planning on taking it to a computer repair store this weekend anyway so I
figured what the hell I'll give it a shot. AND IT WORKED! LIKE EFFING MAGIC!
All my drives were restored, I could see my network, my previously
non-functional software was working again, it was amazing! In my mind I think
MS should write this function into the Vista installation process. I'm not
saying it will work for everything and everyone, but I had about 6 MAJOR
issues that it totally cleared up. So before you junk your system or spend a
dime on MS Tech Support, try this first, you might be surprised.

"Ric Sterling" wrote:

I have been having the same problem for over a week. And No-one here can
give me a clear answer on why.

"setotitan" wrote:

Hey guys I'm hoping I'm just overlooking something dumb here but I need some
help. I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium last night. I use my laptop at
work ad I'm having some issues. I can't see my local network when I sign on.
We have a wireless modem that is separate from the network that I can see and
use to login to the internet. On XP I just went to "My Network Places"
clicked add new place, selected local area network and punched in the address
"\\Express\expressservices" it prompted me for a login and PW and I was all
set! Now when I go to "Network" all I see is my PC and there's no option to
add a new network place. Then I go to "Network and Sharing" and try to
connect to a network all it shows me is wireless modems and not the actual
network. Then I try to setup a new network and there's no option so see a
local area network, just modems, and what not. It seems all I can do find new
ways to connect to the internet, but no way to use the internet to connect to
my network. Please help.

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Old November 8th 10, 10:15 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.networking_sharing
Rick E[_3_]
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Default CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK

IT IS PROBABLY YOUR WINDOWS FIREWALL!!!
Sorry to shout. Even it your windows firewall is turned OFF it will still block connection. You have to go into your windows firewall settings and tick the box that says allow network discovery.

On Monday, April 16, 2007 1:56 PM setotita wrote:


Hey guys I'm hoping I'm just overlooking something dumb here but I need some
help. I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium last night. I use my laptop at
work ad I'm having some issues. I can't see my local network when I sign on.
We have a wireless modem that is separate from the network that I can see and
use to login to the internet. On XP I just went to "My Network Places"
clicked add new place, selected local area network and punched in the address
"\\Express\expressservices" it prompted me for a login and PW and I was all
set! Now when I go to "Network" all I see is my PC and there's no option to
add a new network place. Then I go to "Network and Sharing" and try to
connect to a network all it shows me is wireless modems and not the actual
network. Then I try to setup a new network and there's no option so see a
local area network, just modems, and what not. It seems all I can do find new
ways to connect to the internet, but no way to use the internet to connect to
my network. Please help.



On Monday, April 16, 2007 7:59 PM Gloria Boyer [MSFT] wrote:


Hi Setotitan, here's a help topic that might be the answer:
http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...1ba441033.mspx

Thanks,
Gloria

--
Gloria Boyer
Windows User Assistance
Microsoft Corporation

"setotitan" wrote in message
...



On Monday, April 16, 2007 8:00 PM RicSterlin wrote:


I have been having the same problem for over a week. And No-one here can
give me a clear answer on why.

"setotitan" wrote:



On Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:20 PM setotita wrote:


Ric,

I was having a problem with my CD/DVD ROM as well, it quit working! So I
posted another thread about it. Someone suggested this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/ and to try "Method 2". It involves
deleting registry files, which frankly scared the crap out of me. But I was
planning on taking it to a computer repair store this weekend anyway so I
figured what the hell I'll give it a shot. AND IT WORKED! LIKE EFFING MAGIC!
All my drives were restored, I could see my network, my previously
non-functional software was working again, it was amazing! In my mind I think
MS should write this function into the Vista installation process. I'm not
saying it will work for everything and everyone, but I had about 6 MAJOR
issues that it totally cleared up. So before you junk your system or spend a
dime on MS Tech Support, try this first, you might be surprised.

"Ric Sterling" wrote:



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