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Q: Cannot view pcs or devices on network

Good afternoon everyone!

I am having another problem with viewing devices on my network. Everyone is in a workgroup, I am able to ping the devices, but I cannot see them in my network. The network discovery is turned on, the password protected sharing is turned off.

I am running windows 7 HP. The pc is connected through an ethernet cable to a switch as the others are. I have NO antivirus program on this machine(will get that later).

Any other information, just ask!


A: Cannot view pcs or devices on network

Quote: Originally Posted by ITGIRL

Good afternoon everyone!

I am having another problem with viewing devices on my network. Everyone is in a workgroup, I am able to ping the devices, but I cannot see them in my network. The network discovery is turned on, the password protected sharing is turned off.

I am running windows 7 HP. The pc is connected through an ethernet cable to a switch as the others are. I have NO antivirus program on this machine(will get that later).

Any other information, just ask!



Where fo the machines get dns? how is the switch configured? Since you can ping its not connectivity. no firewall on the win 7 machine as well

Kenn J+

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this is my second post on this subject but im editing the title slightly ...

im in need of a command or program that'll allow me to view devices on my network that my windows 7 pc can see also ?

im basically having issues using 'wireless sync' via iTunes.

I have a main router where the internet comes in .. virgin broadband...
...and then a Belkin access point attached to the Virgin Router using one of the ports via lan ...
then all my wireless devices in the house are connected to the Belkin AP, not the Virgin router.
when i connect the devices to the virgin router wirelessly, my pc can see them ... all good !
but when i connect them to the Bel..AP, itunes doesnt see them
so im just wanting to see if my pc windows 7, actually sees devices connected wirelessly to the Bel..AP ...
many thanks in advance ...

A:a program or command to view devices connected to network ?

Hi stuart,
the windows task Mgr shows you.
on screenshot
connected is my virgin/wireless(belkin usbN)
disconnected my printer


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I am using windows 7 ultimate system.

I could open 'network and sharing center' using the run command
'control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter'.

In that window, on the left, under 'Tasks' I have to click 'View computers and devices'

Is there any way to open the 'view computers and devices' from 'run' command.

Thanks in advance

A:run command for 'view computers and devices'

See if what you are looking for is in this list - Canonical Names of Control Panel Items (Windows)

Regards. . .



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Was wondering if anybody has had this issue with there USB devices? I recently did a fresh install of Vista but when I double click on any USB device all I get is the blue circle for about 1/10th of a second before it disappears. When I right click and try to open the drives I get the following message for all devices "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item". I'am able to view all files on all USB drives when I right click on the drives and use autoplay but would rather not have to keep doing that way. I have taken ownership of the devices, renamed the devices, assigned them different letters and tried them in different ports but nothing seems to work. I have done several installs in the past on the same computer with the same exact CD and never had this issue. Could this a registry issue or a corrupt file? If anybody has solved this issue before or has any thoughts or ideas about this it would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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Now Default View Is Large Icons

I Try to Change Default to Small Icons Like This.

But When I Re-Open Devices And Printers Windows. Default View Is Back to Large Icons [It No Remember Small Icons View Follow I'm Settings Before]

A:How-to Change Devices And Printers Default View

That should work. Here's something to try, see if it will work. Restart in Safe Mode

Safe Mode

Navigate to Printers and Devices. Set View to Small icons, set Sort by to Name, set Group by to Classification

Restart and see if the settings stick.

If not, I'd run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Rebuild Icon Cache

Icon Cache - Rebuild

Clear and Reset Thumbnail Cache

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset

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A:Unable to View Devices In Device Manager

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A:unable to view xp computers in network view on 8.1 pc

Have you tried setting up a different user profile on the Windows 8 machine with the problem?

Try setting up a standard account on the problem machine then see if can see the other machines. This will tell if you the current user profile is corrupted.

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I have run malwarebytes and many others.
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A:Windows not genuine-No internet-No USB-Unable to View Devices In Device Manager

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Hey guys!

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1) What is "Client for Microsoft Networks" ?

2) What is "QoS Packet Scheduler" ?

3) Is it safe to disable these options?

I'd greatly appreciate it if anyone could help me out.


A:My Network Places -> View Network Connections -> Properties (Screenshot Inside)

Response to Q3:
1. No. Not if you want to have a LAN of Windows PCs.
2. Yes.

Plus if your want to share files and a printer on a LAN you'd need to enable FIle and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

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A:Network Monitoring Tool to view how clients use the network

try Ethereal

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After starting my Windows 8.1 laptop, if I go to the Control Panel\Network and Internet\View Network Computers and Devices, a device is listed that is not on my network.  It is listed as either a Ralink wireless client Model # RT286U or a full_ariel Model KFARWI and if I right click on the device and view the properties the Model #, Name, and MAC Address are shown. I checked the Device Manager and it was not listed in the Device Manager. Also, my router did not show it as an attached device. I have Win 8.1 laptop, a Win 7 laptop, an iphone, android phone, ipad, WD NAS, and HP wireless printer connected to a Netgear AC wireless router with MAC address filtering enabled. When I log into the router I have never seen either device mentioned above listed on the router list of attached devices nor do any of the devices I have on my network have the MAC address listed for either device.  After a short period of time the device disappears. I have set up my network as a private network.  My concerns are: Are the devices a security issue and can they access my network?  How come my computer detects them? The devices do not list either a work group or a network location so am I correct in assuming the devices are not connecting through my router? Is there anything I can do to prevent it from being detected?

A:Unknown Network Device in CP\View Network Computers, Dev.

Do you have a Kindle?  This (KFARWI) looks to be an Amazon Android device - of which the Kindle is the most common device (IMO).
Search Google for Amazon KFARWI

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I have a LAN with two computers with Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise, a NAS and a network printer multifunction.

This network is managed by a hardware firewall. The two computers do not have any firewall and antivirus and all network devices have the same workgroup.

On the window of a computer network, all network devices are displayed immediately. While, on the other computer, the computer with Windows 7 immediately appears; however, the other network devices were displayed after a long wait.

Since yesterday, on this computer, only this network devices are no more displayed; while the other computer displays all regularly.



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I have 3 laptops connected to a wifi network, an XP Pro, Visa Home and a Windows 7 64bit ultimate.

The XP and Vista machines can see the other two but the windows 7 cant see the XP or the Vista machines.

The XP machine can even see files on the Windows 7 machine shared folders.

But the windows 7 machine can not see other devices.

The windows 7 machine can access printer on the network and the internet.

Windows 7 machine has file and printer sharing on and is set to discoverable on the network.
{the wifi network is in a home group}

I just cant get it to see network drives or even the other PCs.

A:Cant see devices on network

it can be the firewall of the anti virus software check there first to see if it is blocking the sharing of the devices

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I am running Vista Ultimate.

The network is made of about 7 computers (all XP except mine), no servers. All computers are configured with the same workgroup (no domain).

My PC can't see the computers on the network. I have changed workgroup and restarted to no avail. The problem persists with wireless or connected via ethernet.

Also, every now and then, it can't connect to a network printer because it can't see it on the network (reports it as offline). If I reinstall the printer by adding a printer, then it works... for a while.

I have tried changing the type of network (from private to public and back to private), have tried to disable firewall, but this has not helped either.

Any suggestions on what may be causing this?


A:Can't see devices no network

"My PC can't see the computers on the network."

What do you mean by "see"? Ping? Vista's network map? ??

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When i go to see what devices are on my home network. Here's the scenario.

1) Laptop 1 (W7 only) can see Laptop 2 (W7 dual boot with W8).
2) Laptop 2 (when booting into W7) can see Laptop 1 AND it can also see itself as W8. This means there are 3 devices when there are only 2.
3) Laptop 2 (when booting into W8) can only see itself, not Laptop 1.

This is interesting.

A:Network Devices

Thanks, Ted, for the update. Seems like you're having as much fun with Win8 8102 as I am.

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I am running win XP Home w/ sp2

I have an xbox 360 and a Roku soundbridge connected to my home network, which I use to stream music. The problem I am having is that every time I turn these devices on, I have to go to my PC, open "services" and restart "windows media player network sharing" service.(which is already started and running) Then these devices work flawlessly, that is until I turn them off and back on again. I have to do this each and every time I use either device, Am I missing a setting somewhere?


A:network devices

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I have network/internet access, so I can browse the web, but I cannot access my network devices. I keep getting the following error:

"\\Computer 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."

I am trying to set up my WD Live and cannot access this drive, or any other computers on the network for that matter, under my network in explorer. I just repartitioned my hard drive and did a fresh re-installed of windows 7. Had windows 8 but hated it! BTW, my desk top access's everything just fine.
I did a ipconfig /all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : John-Samsung
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-03-05-0A-EB-38
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
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A:Network devices

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Hi there,
I just started playing with my new Windows 8 machine but I am having problems accessing <some> devices on the network:
The W8 machine can see: itself, Router, Win7 desktop, wireless printer, wireless camera
It canNOT see: XP desktop, XP laptop, Print server, NAS
All of devices on the network (including the W8 machine) are visible from both XP machines and from my Windows 7 machine .

Things I tried / verified:
All machines are in the same workgroup (no Homegroup)
All machines have the same date / time
I can ping Windows 7 machine, both XP machines, NAS, Print Server from Windows 8 machine
Using "Wireless network watcher" from Nirsoft, I can see ALL devices from the W8 machine
EDIT: I just found out, the problem only occurs when connecting over Wifi (either 2.4 or 5GHz). When I connect with an Ethernet cable, all devices are visible.

Network sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned ON
Network discovery on Windows 8 machine is ON
Password-protected sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned OFF
File and printer sharing on Windows 8 machine is turned ON

Firewall on XP desktop machine is turned off (temporarily - for testing purposes only)

Any ideas what else I could try to beat Windows 8 into submission?

A:W8 cannot see <some> devices on the network

Changing the lanman server settings and disabling encryption on the Windows 8 machine may help with the NAS, I'm not sure if this will help with the XP machines or the print server but it might.

This link shows which settings require the adjustments.

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Hi All,
I used to see all my network devices in windows explorer under "Network" (not HomeGroup) such as all my computers (Win 7, VISTA, etc.) IP CAMs, router, network printer and IP Hard Drive (NAS).
I could double click on any and after entering login information I could access whatever the device had to offer (shares, config menus in case of router, etc)

After installing TuneUp Utilities 2011, all I see is my computers, non of the other computers, no printer, no IP cams, no router, no net drive.

I am running windows 7 ult. x64. My network is set to "Home" and the firewall is disabled.

Does anybody have an idea what setting got changed?

Thanks a lot.

A:Where are my network devices???

That tune up stuff is not needed, may cause problems
Go back with system restore 3 days before the tune up
System Restore
Then just follow these easy instructions to maintain your own computer
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance
Optimize Windows 7

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A:Multiple network devices

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A:Will G devices muck up my N network?

if you have a mix of G and N devices, whenever the G adapter is transmitting or receiving, the network is running ag 54mbit speeds.

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How to find the devices connected to a single PC through Multiple LAN cards in windows CMD prompt?
For Example: There are 3 Lan NICs on a single PC and there are different devices connected to each of them,say a printer,a router etc., how do i do that?
Please Help.

A:Network Devices Identification

Would not using "ipconfig /all" help?

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Okay so I have a Compaq Presario Notebook 2200 according to all the specs I see using google this Notebook has Wireless Integrated and LAN, I can see the LAN Driver at the back of the PC.

Advisor the Model is (PR310UA#ABA) REV 1.


I am having problems with getting the wireless or local area connection to work, when I go to Network connections I don't see anything listed, When I go to device manager I don't see Network Adapters. I have downloaded and installed every exe file under the network selection from this page Please help maybe I am doing something wrong.

If anything maybe I can get help in forcing the driver.

A:Network Devices probs!

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Download everest here:

Go under computer then click on Summary
Go under Motherboard then click on chipset

COpy and paste in wordpad and attach it to your next post.

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I am on a wireless network, I am not in charge of the router that belongs to somebody else but i connect to the network with a usb. I was wondering if there is a way to see how many people are connected to the network? I am using a belkin usb the software that comes with it just shows you the name of the network and the signal strength.

A:How to see how many devices connected to network?

You can run something like SuperScan to scan the entire subnet, that will identify all the machines on that subnet.

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Are there any such available for a 64 bit HP with Vista? If so, which one would be the preferred? If I could have only stayed with XP but none tof the new units have it any longer.


I should clarify this. I am looking for a network solution to hook up with a Linksys system I have. Is there anything out there that conforms to the 64 bit system?

A:Network cards or devices

I'd talk to HP. If you're looking for a replacement NIC, just make sure it has the correct drivers available.

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First of all, apologies because i don't know where else to post this...

However since this community has been really helpful to me, i thought i should post it here..

I own a Wifi connectivity from an ISP whose login method is to 1st connect to the wifi network and then login to its own website, after which only it allows to surf the net..

A couple days ago, there was a big storm outside my plcae and the connectivity was down for 1 day..
When the connectivity was restored, i found that the IP address generally used by my laptop was changed somehow..
To test it, i used another laptop in my house and tried to connect to the internet while already logged on from my own laptop to the ISP's website...
Since the spare laptop was connected to an IP address different than the one my laptop was using, It again threw me back to the ISP's homepage where i have to login again to surf the web...
However, when i try to login there, it gives out the error that the user id is same but the ip is different and hence i am not allowed to login in... All this while i can use net on my own laptop...

Similar is the case when i try to connect it to my iPhone...
Same thing as here also, the ip address is different than the one used in my own laptop...

I tried to renew the lease by using command prompt and it gave me a message
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A:Different IP Address on different devices on same network

Hi there. Did you try to contact your ISP to resolve your problem?

This is beyond my knowledge so I will message a member that does know more. In the meantime someone else may answer to this.

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Two terminology questions
1)What is the name of the device many people have in their home that allows them to connect multiple machines to the internet wirelessly?
2)Just because multiple machines share the same network connection (I.e. same internet connection) does that mean they are in a network? For example if my laptop and desktop connect to the same [insert word from question 1 here] it doesn't really seem like they are on a "network".

A:Terminology regarding network devices

A network is connecting two or more devices together for communications between them. Whether its a simple cable connecting two machines or a switch connecting five machines, its still considered networking.

Switches are multiple network ports that will share a network connection between several computers at one time by switching between the ports. A switch does not consist of a Wide Area Network (WAN) port used for connecting to Internet Service Provider (ISP). There are Wireless Access Points bundled within some Switches.

Wireless Access Points (WAP) are specifically what the name implies, they do not include switch or router functions.

Routers are needed for ISP connections through the use of a WAN port. A Switch and WAP has independent functions which can be found bundled within a Router.

You have an option of purchasing all three network components bundled together within one package of you can purchase them all separate as individual network components.

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I have a small home network with a Router Moded as the "join". The Internet connection is fully available to all but recently mu laptop cannot see my desktop PC either wireless or wired !
PS is Win XP
Laptop is Win XP MC

A:Cannot see other devices on Windos XP Network

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt for the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

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I am having a odd problem with one of the two brand new vostro desktops running windows 7 home. On the problem comp (which I will name as compProblem), it is only able to see 3 out of the 10 devices on the network. The 3 it does see are always the same, all of which are running vista.

The devices it cannot see are:
the other new vostro (windows 7)
2 xp machines

Both vostros are supposedly identical and are attached to the network via the same switch. Only compProblem though is experiencing this issue.

Here is what I have tried so far:
installed a new network card
verified everything is on the same workgroup
verified sharing is on
verified compProblem can ping every device it can't see (both by IP and comp name.... ie \\bpi-drive)
'net view' only returns 'there are no entries in the list', but 'net view \\bpi-drive' works properly
I have run lanscan, but it does nothing since 'net view' returns nothing.
reverted compProblem to dell factory defaults

Run from another computer on the network, lanscan returns:

LANscanner v1.3 - ScottiesTech.Info

Scanning LAN...

BPI-CODY <--------compProblem
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A:comp only able to see a few devices on network

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Hi there,

I just upgraded to Windows 10 from 8.1 Pro. Everything seems to have gone well, apart from my NIC drivers. The Ethernet card and WiFi card both show up in device manager, but neither show up in ipconfig /all or in network and sharing centre.

I've tried disabling and re-enabling, to no avail. Any other ideas what I could try before I roll back the upgrade?


A:No network devices after upgrade

You could try deleting them from device manager and seeing if Windows will re-install the drivers or download the drivers from website of whoever makes the adapters (Realtek, Intel, etc) and see if that helps.

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I just switched computers, upgraded from XP to W7. I had "Linksys Easylink" on my only computer, but can't seem to find the disk. It brought up a diagram of network status, showing my Wii, WRT54G, Computer, & Phone adapter. Is there "somewhere" in W7 that brings up devices connected to the router? All I get is this:

A:Viewing Network devices

You can click on see full map to know the devices connected.

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Hey all

My home network currently consists of the following components...

BT Homehub 3 router - B/G/N
PC running Windows 7 and using a Edimax wireless pci adaptor - B/G/N
XBox 360 with live connection - N
Laptop with inbuilt wifi and no slots for another card except via USB - G
Various phones - G

Everything in the house is running at ~ 26-54 Mb/s at the moment and the two N devices have a very weak signal due to their distance from the router. Unfortunately, moving the router to somewhere that will benefit one device will have a detrimental effect on the other due to their locations.
The router has the option to switch on 40mhz (mbit???) which, I gather, is also known as channel bonding and this should boost the range and speed of the N service but I also gather that doing this will stop all the G devices from connecting at all.

I still have the Homehub 2 router that I was using before so I was wondering if there is any way I could make use of this (or anything else) to allow me to use all devices in the house at their fastest speeds.
What would be perfect is if I could simply connect both routers to the broadband connection but apparently thats not possible but I'd be prepared to buy another wired modem and connect both wireless routers to that with cables if necessary. Thoughts anyone?


A:Home network with G and N devices.

You could either purchase a wireless repeater to place elsewhere in the house, or you could add "extenders" onto your current wireless router.

The first option is likely the more expensive and time consuming option, but probably the most effective.

The second is more simple, but won't be as effective as a wireless repeater.


If you want to get the wireless N speeds for your laptop, you'll have to purchase a USB wireless N network card.

Also, the "advertised" prices for wireless routers are never the actual speeds you get. What is advertised is the theoretical possibility with the technology.

Let me know which route you choose and I can try to contact a networking guru on this site.

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I'm trying to find the correct driver for the wireless network card in a Dell Latitude c610. I have the PCI/VEN code. I've tried the Dell Support site and could not find it.


A:Other Devices: ? Network Controller

You can try this site to search by vendor or device. Hope it helps.

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I have the following:
Desptop PC running windows 8.1, W8_1, cabled
Laptop running windows 8.1, W8_2, presently cabled
Laptop running windows 7 Home Premium, W7, wireless
Asustor AS-202T, NAS
Netgear router.

W8_1 can see itself and the other devices.
W8_2 can see itself and W8_1
W7 can see itself, W8_1 and NAS

This is the present situation after I followed the instructions in this link:

All ideas are welcome.

A:Windows 8.1 cannot see all devices on my network

There are a bunch of NAS boxes with the same issue, Windows 8 just can't see them.

Those instructions are so Windows 8 can see older Windows servers and certain NAS boxes, the problem is it doesn't allow Windows 8 to see all NAS boxes. No idea why this is but the problem comes up over and over and over again with no end in sight.

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Looking into having employee display's in the breakrooms where I work. The main goal is to have an HDTV in each breakroom that will scroll through the pictures on a network share. PC will work but prefer to have something else if possible. One thing that I have come across is the WD Live TV but not sure if this would do what's needed.
Just wondering if anyone has any ideas

Thanks in advance

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Hello there,

I'm running Windows XP, SP3. This is a friends computer that I'm trying to fix. It had a virus which I removed, however it left behind a damaged computer. Now there are no network devices that show up in "Network Connections" or in Device Manager. I tried to reinstall the drivers, but I got this error: "The Realtek Ethernet Controller was not found. If Deep Sleep Mode is enabled Please Plug [sic] the Cable".

I tried running a Linux distro from a CD and the LAN worked just fine. So it's an OS problem not a hardware problem.

I also tried:

netsh int ip reset reset.log
netsh winsock reset catalog
but that didn't help. Any ideas?

A:No network devices show up

what were the results from the tcp/ip reset - i have added the instructions below

can we see an screen shot of the device manager - see how below
whats the make and model of the PC

lets also see an ipconfig /all - see below
{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then... Read more

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I have this exact same problem with my laptop. I installed xp pro but i cant connect to the internet to update all my drivers because all my drivers are not up to date. if that makes sense.

Under network adapters I have a 1394 Net Adapter with a BIG X over it.

also under "Other Devices" theres a yellow ? and ! by...

Base system device
Base system device
Base system device
Ethernet controller
Network controller
PCI device
SM Bus controller
Video controller
Video controller (VGA Compatible)

I didn't type any repeats....

This post would've answered my problems if someone would have replied to the previous guy so please dont be mad for this repeated issue.

I appreciate everything you guys do here, thank you!

A:No network devices recognized.

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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I have seen 2 comuters in the last week with identical issues.
Was wondering if anyone has a fix for it other than reinstalling windows.
In Device manager all the network devices have issues. They all say
they cannot start. Giving an error code 31. This includes the physical adapters as well as the wan mini ports.

If i go to Services and try to start the RPC or the Tcp/ip services they will
not start. Stating that some group service needs to be started first. (Not exactly sure of the wording there).

Anyways has anyone seen a fix for this yet. Uninstalling or disabling and letting the system redetect does not work. Installing a new adapter will cause the same error code. The first machine i performed a load over the top and it worked. I was trying to find a real fix instead of doing that this time, but have
found no real solutions yet.

A:issues with all network devices

I Googled "Error Code 31" and it seems a disproportionate number of the hits related to CD/DVD devices.

Any chance your problem computers have the same CD/DVD devices ?

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Hi all,

I have a problem in connecting the network devices at my work. Here is the old setup which worked,
DSL Modem -> Wifi Router (Dlink - DIR-615) -> Switch/Laptops(Wireless) -> Desktops

So, from the switch, desktop users can go online and from wifi, laptops users can go online wireless.

Now, we have a hardware firewall box(UTM) which needs to be connected.

I have set it up like this now,

DSL Modem -> UTM box -> Dlink -> Switch/Laptops(Wireless) -> Desktops.

So, desktop and laptop users both can go online filtered from firewall.

Now the issue.

We have a public IP. So, the dsl modem as been given a IP 0.1
The public IP is configured in the firewall box and it as a IP 0.250
The wifi router is having a IP 0.251

But what is the source or WAN IP for the wifi router?

If I have to give the IP of the firewall, then what will be the gateway IP? because, both IP will be 0.250

I tried enabling DHCP in the firewall box, but the wifi router doesnt get any IP.

Please help.

A:Interconnecting network devices - Help


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First off, machine works FINE, Network Works fine.

Problem in a nutshell:

I had 2 HP 318 Network Cards in my Windows 7 Ultimate machine and I replaced both with 2 new Broadcom Cards.

Booted up and everything works. However Windows 7 still sees the old cards, sort of. If you look anywhere in the GUI the cards are gone, you cannot see them or find them in the GUI, however if you run some software it picks up the old cards as well the new cards, so software thinks I have 4 network cards when I only have 2. I assume it is because these old cards are still in the registry somewhere but I cannot find where.

Anyone know where these are stored in the registry; so I can delete the registry entries and clean this up?



A:Need to Remove Old Network Devices (NIC)

Usually just going into the device manager> view>show hidden devices, will allow to remove those old adaptors.

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I'm having trouble connecting my wifi printer (Canon pixma mg3100) and my Lacie Network Space on Win8, while I haven't experienced any problems connecting these same devices to my Win7 computers.

The driver for the printer is, according to Canon, compatible with windows 8.

When I install the software on both my windows 7 laptops, it immediately recognize the network and after 5 minutes I can print wireless without any problems.

However when I try to install the same software on my win8 computer it keeps asking to first plugin a usb cable and do a lot of manual steps, like pressing several buttons on the printer, it's ridiculous! After a while the software succeeds in finding my Wifi but it keeps on saying 'unable to connect'

Same story for the Nas. (and problably for all network devices)

My win8 laptop is a brand new Dell Inspiron and I didn't change any network settings.

Am I missing something here?


A:Problems connecting with network devices

There are new drivers for Windows 8 from Canon in the link below, these drivers are dated 4-5-2013, for MG 3100 series printers.

Canon U.S.A. : Support & Drivers : PIXMA MG3120

Windows 8 / Cannon PIXMA MG3100 Series Printer - Microsoft Community

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Namely my Computer (the one I am currently on) and my PS3. Here is the setup for both:

Windows XP (Yes, it's ancient) has some sort of Netgear USB drive that detects a network (or something like that) and that is connected to my Linksys router, which is connected to a computer in my Dad's room and an Arris Modem with Time Warner Cable as the provider. In order to repair the connection after it drops me (usually it doesn't say it drops me, but my internet won't open or display any pages) I right click the icon at the bottom right and click repair. That will do it until the next time it messes up, which is usually about a half hour or an hour or so. Already Power Cycled everything and I have tried resetting the router numerous times. Anything else you wish to know advise me of what you wish to know and how I can go about obtaining the desired information.

The PS3 is connected wirelessly and has flawless online while I am signed on. Randomly though, it will sign me out of the PSN (Playstation Network) and I will have to sign back in. This prevents me from doing serious online matches, as I will get booted out the moment I get signed out of the PSN. I am assuming it has to do with the network connection in general, because my computer disconnects usually at the same time.

Any insight on this matter would be appreciated. I love learning new things about computer, as one day I wish to be a tech guru of some sorts, so feel free to teach me other things as well... Read more

A:Network is Dropping Devices connected to it

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Im having problems connecting my laptop (Win. 7) to my network. I am able to connect to my network with various different devices EXCEPT my laptop. There for I've concluded this is not a problem with my network itself. Its something to do with my laptop. I am able to "connect" to my network but says in have "Limited Access". My Ipv4 & Ipv6 say not connected. I've tried connecting via Ethernet cable, but no luck. I've tried everything from restarting my laptop and router to opening command prompt and refreshing. I was just able to connect to internet a few hours ago. Also, I noticed this problem first at a friends on a totally different WiFi network. That is when the problem started. I thought maybe there was something wrong with his network, but that's not the case.

Really need some help here.

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In the right pane for Network on Windows Explorer there shows Media Devices. How can I get rid of these icons?

A:Media Devices as shown on Network

network and sharing center, adanced sharing settings, turn media sharing off

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hi all!
i run a wireless network with a d-link524 router, a win7 pc and an imac. during startup i observe that it takes up to 60 minutes that the imac shows up on the win7 network folder and vice versa. also i tried to add my xbox360 to the network. on the imac it took 120 minutes until the box finally turned online. any clues what might be going wrong here?
thanks for reading

A:network recognizes devices only very slowly

Try to temporarily disable all firewalls. If the devices show up quicker, then its you’re firewall settings.

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Hi all,

I really hope someone can help me. I want to remove all media devices from my network so I have done the following -

1. Blocked all the media devices that were listed within the media streaming options so it shows that media streaming is off
2. Stopped and disabled the Windows Media Player Network sharing service
3. Disabled access to the program windows media player

Yet still there are a number of media devices displaying when I view my network (see attached)

Thanks a lot

A:Media Devices showing within the Network

Turn off Network Discovery...

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OK, have a strange one, that I am hoping someone has seen before and can give me some advice.

Have a small network with a Cisco router coming from a TWC modem. A couple of switches and Wireless access points off of the router.

Problem just started on Friday, worked fine for over a year before.

Any IOS (iphone, Ipad, etc.) can connect to any of the WAPs, but nothing else (desktops, laptops, android phones, printers, etc.) can connect.
They say they connect to the network, but there is no internet access.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.. Chris

A:Only IOS Devices can connect to our wireless network

They say they connect to the networkClick to expand...

Please be more specific. They can successfully ping the router? Ping each other? Display the router's status or configuration pages?

These connections w/o internet access are both Wi-Fi and ethernet?

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From a PC (called PC1 later on; running W10), I do not see other PCs or multimedia boxes connected on my local network.
Using \\192.xx.yy.zz doesn?t work.
From a W10 tablet PC (called PCt later on), I see other connected devices: Dune HD and PC1. From PCt I can even navigate into PC1 directories.

In PC1 Network and Sharing Center, I cannot enable file sharing.
When clicking on the button to activate it and then saving the changes, I notice, when reopening the parameters window, that it hasn?t been changed. It remains disabled.

The "computer browser" Service will not start because of dependencies (1068 error).
The "workstation" Service will not start because of dependencies (1068 error). This service is required to "computer browser"

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Devices on my local network unreachable

Have you set up a Home Group? In my experience that's the easiest way to get proper sharing setup.

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Hello, here is my problem I get network errors with the assigned ip adress I figured.

I dunno how to set it up, first problem is my ps3 getting network errors and my laptop, how easily can I set this up ? The only option is to assign ip ? Which im not too familiar also..

My modem DSL = Modem Aztech DSL605EU
My router = D-LINK DIR-615

My private network
Laptop = wireless
PS3 = wired
Desktop = wired
1 Tablet
2 Smartphones

My computer skills = average


A:IP conflict - multi devices on network

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I have a networking issue which I am flummoxed by. In my flat we have four devices; a linux box, a NAS, a windows 7 desktop and a windows 7 laptop. All the the devices can share between them with the exception of the laptop.

The laptop cannot be seen by any of the other devices. It sees the other windows machine as a normal machine on which the shared folders can be browsed, but it sees the linux box and the NAS as media servers.

I want to be able to treat all devices as browsable (like I can with the windows desktop machine). Can anyone point me in the right direction?

A:Can't see network devices on Windows 7 machine

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Is the "Turn on network discovery" enabled? Please check out some troubleshooting tips here.

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So on my home network, we have your normal cable modem, router, and gigabit switch setup. The router is a high speed linksys model (gigabit), and the gigabit switch is an 8 port. The ethernet goes all through the house, but I've recently built a media room. In this room I have a Zensonic High-def network dvd player for streaming media, a gaming/media pc, an xbox 360, ps3, modded xbox 1 for more media streaming and a wii. The wii isn't really relevant to the problem because it is wifi, but I'm proud of my media room.

The problem was that I needed to network all of these, and when the house was built, we only ran one ethernet port into the room. No big deal I thought, because as long as I'm just streaming media, a 10/100 switch would be sufficient. So I pulled out an old hub (not a switch). All of these devices were hooked up and it worked great. Then one day, it all just stopped. The hub was old, so I ran out and got a netgear fs605 switch on sale for 5 bucks at office depot. This still hasn't fixed the problem, but has helped me diagnose it. When I plug in the uplink, I get a blinking response. When I plug in the next device, it works and is recognized. However, every device after that causes the switch to stop working and just start blinking. No activity, it looks like an error code of some kind. Have I put too much on this little switch? It was working just fine for months on just a hub. Any thoughts?


A:Network switch cannot allow multiple devices!

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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 pro... Read more

A:How to hide some devices from home network?

I would take a look at this:
Network Downloads : Proxy /// AnalogX

Tell the people taking advantage of your generosity they can configure their machines to get web,mail etc.. or they can do without. The only drawback is the machine running the proxy server would have to be left on.

I used this way back on Win98 before I had a router. The setup takes 5 minutes. Way simple.

Edit: Oh yeah, and all the AnalogX stuff is free.

Edit2: I'm not sure about the wiring but it likely shows in the instructions. I think I used null modem cable back then(dial-up)

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I am not sure how long this problem has been going on, but when I went to check my network connections, everything was gone, for the modem, LAN, and the 1394. All the devices are installed according to the device manager, but when I try to start a home network as well, it says it cannot locate the devices. The internet is working fine, although I do notice I don't even get the "A network cable has been unplugged" notification anymore.

I also think the problem keeps disconnecting me from AIM. Even if I use different clients like trillian or gaim it won't connect, and it's really starting to annoy me, but MSN and others work fine.
For the record, I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the devices and tried system restore with no luck. I have looked around and have not found much information on how to solve this issue. It seems so far that my only option is to reformat but I'd really dislike to do that. Can anybody help me please? Thanks.

A:Network Connection devices disappear

Are you using onboard NIC? Did you update your Chipset Drivers and NIC Driver for your MOBO. You might want to try to disable that onboard and get PCI NIC to see if the problem goes away.

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I've had to reinstall XP following a spyware attack, but know I can't detect my ethernet/wireless card. The recovery partition was lost in the reinstall, so I don't know the brand of card either.

Is there any tool you can recommend to detect the type of card I have in the computer so I can download the appropriate drivers?!?



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Reposted from dlink forum:

I have the following layout: dir-615v2 wirelessly connected to dap-1522 with several network devices attached. This was working seamlessly for over a month. Now they're not. No changes have been done to either product since I first configured it. FYI: Bridge is in bridge mode.

1. Computers connected to the router cannot see the devices connected to the bridge
2. Computers connected via ethernet to the bridge cannot get ip address nor internet access (one in the same)
3. Computers connected via ethernet to the bridge cannot get the bridge web page to load (after reset)
4. Computers connected via ethernet to the bridge can ONLY SEE devices if computer is given a static ip
5. Computers connected via ethernet to the bridge cannot ping bridge (default ip or custom static) nor connected to the internet once computer has static ip
6. Wireless bridge appears on router, but attached network devices do not

I do not know what else to try or if I should exchange it at the store...

A:Loosing connection to network devices

please help

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Please help...i am not very good at using computer. on my laptop i have some kind of virus that is redirecting randomly to porn sited like and so on. i have formatted my pc 3 times and it still comes back. i am using an hp laptop with a windows 7 home edition that came with it. now this virus has travelled through my wifi router to all the phones in my house and also to some people who had come over. i have reset my router and restored all phones to factory settings...the virus still goes on. i am in india so no tech support has any knowledge....please help....i am literally too embarrases when i see my parent dealing with sites directing them to porn sites....ALSO i think the virus has something to do with russian ips because i had installed malwarebytes which was blocking a message to an ip which on a google search was russian.....pls help

A:Browser redirects on all devices on network

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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i recently got a virus so i sent my pc off to be fixed. I got it back today and went to set up my router via Ethernet cable and it wouldn't find my router. I checked network connections and nothing in there. So i went device manager and not even a box to expand saying network adaptor. I also have yellow ? Next to the following drivers

multimedia audio controller
multimedia controller
multimedia video controller
other pci bridge device
sm bus controller
video controller (vga compatible)

my pc is a TINY S31
Please help x

A:no network adaptor and missing devices

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Hi, i am new to this forum and am having difficulty in getting a wireless connection to my Netgear DG834GUv5 wireless modem/router.

5 days ago my 2 laptops running windows 7 and 2 iphones could all connect to the wireless network and onto the web. Now all of them can see the home network mark100 but not connect.

The laptops get to the part wher you add the password but then still gail to connect.

The iphones (which i do not want help with) can see the network but again try to connect but are unable to.

My warranty has expired on the router and they want me to pay for an extended warranty, which i would rather not do considering i believe this has happended before to me and was fixed quite easily, i just cant remember how.

As all 4 devices will not connect I assume its a modem/router fault

I look forward to any advice

A:Wireless devices can see network but not connect

Quote: Originally Posted by Padge

Hi, i am new to this forum and am having difficulty in getting a wireless connection to my Netgear DG834GUv5 wireless modem/router.

5 days ago my 2 laptops running windows 7 and 2 iphones could all connect to the wireless network and onto the web. Now all of them can see the home network mark100 but not connect.

The laptops get to the part wher you add the password but then still gail to connect.

The iphones (which i do not want help with) can see the network but again try to connect but are unable to.

My warranty has expired on the router and they want me to pay for an extended warranty, which i would rather not do considering i believe this has happended before to me and was fixed quite easily, i just cant remember how.

As all 4 devices will not connect I assume its a modem/router fault

I look forward to any advice

In these types of cases it's required that you reset the modem/router using the reset button or you can try unplugging the unit for ten minutes.

After that you will need to go through the router's set up page and type in the required settings like SSID, wireless password, type of security and encryption, which should be WPA2 and AES.

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When i Went through my device manager i notices that there is about 150 unknown devices in network adapters list i slows my computer so much
when i check out the details the hardware id was found to be eset_epfwndismp
So i thought it is becos of eset firewall security so i removed eset and check out wht hpned bt no way i still find those unknown devices still now
i searched for registry to check weather eset is fully removed or is there any reg file left ova thre i noticed
is stil thre.. and i try to delete the key and i am unable to delete i tried with changing permission alsooo
I am using windows 7 home premium 64bit
RAM 4gb
Hard disk 320
dual core processr 2.2 GHz, 800 MHz FSB
Thank you in advanced

A:More than 100 unknown devices in network adapters

Hi, welcome to the forums

Have you tried removing the devices in Device Manager? You should be able to right-click and select 'Uninstall'

You may also need to remove the individual sub folders in regedit before removing the parent folder.


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Hey everyone, I've been having a bit of a problem lately trying to play Battlefield 3 on my PS3 when other computers are running on my network.

I'm looking for a program or method to set bandwidth limits on some devices to try to guarantee the PS3 enough bandwidth to play without lagging.
With the research I have done what I can find is that there is something called Quality of Service (QoS), and traffic shaping -- which are good and fine but I don't believe my Westell router supports them and I don't want to have to do anything crazy with my router.

Also I am currently dual booting Ubuntu Linux alongside Windows XP, and I don't have XP set up because I want to install Windows 7 on that partition once I can read DVDs (in the hardware forum), therefor I would really like to find a Linux program that I can use to shape my network traffic.
Any help would be greatly appreciated by me and my BF3 squad.

A:Is there a way to set bandwidth limits to certain devices on my network?

You would be better off with a dedicated router or firewall but you could try Untangle or Smoothwall as your gateway to the Internet.

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Irritating problem: When I fire up my systems, about 30% of the time one or more of the computers or the Network drive will be missing from the list of devices on the LAN and be inaccessable except from some programs. I have to power down all three computers then power them back up to get everything to show up and be accessable.

Configuration: Linksys router, WD Worldbook 1T drive connected via Ethernet, Toshiba laptop connected via wireless, two desktop systems connected via Ethernet. One desktop running Win 7 MSDN distro, other two running RC 7100. Computers use WD network drive for backup and Outlook 2007 mail. Computers and WD have fixed IPs.

A:Missing Network Devices/Computers

32 bit or 64 bit computers ? or a mixture of both ?

How did you set up the network ?

As a Win7 HomeGroup or as a business work network ?

" Doc "

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Hi,I run a Compal HEL81,with Windows XP Service Pack 2.I had some malware recently, and used Adaware, Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, Kaspersky Tool, and Combofix.Various trojans and rootkits were detected, some were quarantined and removed, and some were unable to be fixed.After running Combofix, I discovered that my network devices all showed an error "code 39" in the Device Manager.I was unable to fix the the problem by replacing my Ndis.sys file from the Windows\ServicePackFiles folder.All requested info is attached.Thank you very much in advance,Kaegee**How do I attach the ark.txt and dds.txt files, where is the button?DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86Log removed as not allowed in this forum. ~ OB

A:Rootkit has disabled network devices

Nevermind, slo pokes, I found the solution!!!!!!!!!! on this forum of course ;)There is a missing registry key that must be created before replacing the NDIS.SYS about it here: for your time though. I'm sure I'm still infected, so I'm not out of the woods yet, but from my 14 mind-bending hours of intense web searching with no mention of this fix (and more than a few mentions that a reinstall was the only option), I thought my network was lost. Thank god for this place!p.s. - I still haven't figured out how to post an attachment. Really strange imo.lot's of love,Kaegee

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Upon starting my computer in the morning a few days ago it will no longer will connect to the internet. I have run multiple virus scans (malware bytes, avast, etc.) but they always cone back clear. Uninstalled adapters. Tried to access connecting directly into modem. Tried using my phone as a hot spot. All with no luck. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:My laptop will not connect to network; all other devices do

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How can I change the icons of:
1. Canon (Networked) Wifi printer?
2. Syno DS1812 NAS

Right click does not let met change the icon. TIA!


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I'm sure this is related to a pretty nasty virus/spyware attack. It seems to be related to the userinit.exe kind of attack that's been doing the rounds.

As I was unable to get into the system in the first place, I installed the hard drive into another machine and cleaned and scanned the drive with Kaspersky Internet Security, MalwareBytes, and SuperAntiSpyware. Then I reinstalled the drive back into the host machine, and ran SmitfraudFix and ComboFix on it and got it to the point where it was at least booting back into Windows.

I then ran CCleaner found lots of system and registry issues which it cleaned up.

In the device manager, ALL the network devices appear with the yellow exclamation mark and will not start, ie. Device cannot start error. Even when I try installing a new network card, or delete all the existing cards and to a hardware changes scan. The devices get redetected, but always come up with a yellow mark.

With a USB LAN card, I manually specified the location of the drivers on a floppy disk so I know they are the correct ones. In fact I've used this before, it's a USB/Ethernet device that I use on a regular basis, so it's got nothing to do with the drivers.

The specific error message is:
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware.
The driver may be corrupt or missing (Code 39).

I then installed MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware and Spybot and manually installed the definition updates via a USB stick and ran them on the ... Read more

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Windows 7 64 Bit, does not detect ANY network adapters. We installed windows in August and it has been fine, now for some reason it simply doesn't detect any adapters at all and does not display a Network Adapters heading in the device manager folder tree.

The hardware in question is an onboard LAN card on a ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard, the lan card is listed in the bios as a RTL8110SCLAN

I have checked to be sure that the device is enabled in the BIOS, as well as disabling other on board devices in case there was some kind of conflict. I also tried installing an add on LAN card and that card is not detected either. I have also reset the bios and removed the battery etc. I have tried reinstalling the chipset and other drivers and I have uninstalled windows updates that happened near the time the network adapter vanished.

I used RKILL and ran ComboFix and Malwarebytes to clean up a few minor virus/spyware files. But that too has not helped.

This is my first post, but I have been a big fan for a long time you guys do great things.

Please help before I get any more grey hair.


A:No Network Devices In Device Manager W7

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Did you read this ?


You should not run ComboFix unless you are specifically asked to by a helper. Also, due to the power of this tool it is strongly advised that you do not attempt to act upon any of the information displayed by ComboFix without supervision from someone who has been properly trained. If you do so, it may lead to problems with the normal functionality of your computer.

Did you try to run the add new hardware wizard to see if it detects the card ?

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Hi, I've found this site very helpful and I wish to seek assistance with you guys as well. So I have a 3 weeks old laptop everything was working fine until last sunday when I opened it up and there it is - BSOD on windows startup

I tried researching about the problem and managed to get it to work somehow, but it still give crashes everytime I open up my wifi / i plug in a UTP cable.

8/14 - I updated windows using the windows update.
8/17 - Last time my laptop was able to work normally. Last activities were browsing the internet , runned programs : Uniblue Registry Booster, flash & adobe cs4.
8/18 - BSOD messages.

What I have done so far :
> Scanned for viruses, found one and already taken care of [hopefully]
> Uninstalled my network driver and installed the original drivers from the website.
> Created back up of my files in case I will just do a reformat / recovery.

This is probably the last step I'm gonna do - seek your advices - before I give it back to where I've bought it, still on warranty I guess.

But I can't manage to have delays anymore - I work on our software project on that laptop and I'm already delayed a lot by having this problems. I am desperate!

Thanks in advance gurus.

A:BSOD when enabling network devices

Hey guys thanks anyway. I managed to fix it - with a little more research it led me to a thread with similar problem in this site :D. The debugger said it is caused by "mpfp.sys" which is a component of mc-afee antivirus which i recently installed. I just followed the solution in that given thread, removed mc-afee, restored default firewall , switched to avast. thanks for your time.

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When I type in "" in my address bar, I get a cannot be found page. Prior to reformating, I could access my router settings that way. Also, I have every computer in my house connected with RealVNC. I used to be able to connect through VNC Viewer by typing in the computer name, now I have to type in the IP (192.68.254.x) - why is this? I had thought it was network discovery, but I already have that on.

A:Can't Find Devices/Computers on Network

Check the Workgroup name on all the pc's, in particular, the reformatted one, and make sure all the Workgroup names are the same.

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I am looking for a program (free) that will display a tree of my home network showing all the devices and if a device has an ip address display that as well. Does anyone know of such a program and could you point me to it so I can get it? If not free I might be willing to spend $10 or $15 but no more.



P.S. I would like something that does this in human talk not tech. talk. You know show a ip address and then the device name Printer, simple like that. I tried ipscan and it didn't give me a single bit of info. that I could translate to what my printer ip address was.

A:How do I find the ip address of devices on my network

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In Windows 7, if I needed to grab something off the desktop of one of my other boxes, I would just run something like the following...


and it would open an explorer window to that folder on that box.

When I try this from the search bar on Windows 10, I get nothing but errors. Is there another way I should be doing this from Windows 10?

Thanks in advance

A:Problem accessing other devices on my network

How about listing the errors in detail?

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Windows 7 64 Bit, does not detect ANY network adapters. We installed windows in August and it has been fine, now for some reason it simply doesn't detect any adapters at all and does not display a Network Adapters heading in the device manager folder tree.

The hardware in question is an onboard LAN card on a ASUS Sabertooth X58 motherboard, the lan card is listed in the bios as a RTL8110SCLAN

I have checked to be sure that the device is enabled in the BIOS, as well as disabling other on board devices in case there was some kind of conflict. I also tried installing an add on LAN card and that card is not detected either. I have also reset the bios and removed the battery etc. I have tried reinstalling the chipset and other drivers and I have uninstalled windows updates that happened near the time the network adapter vanished.

I used RKILL and ran ComboFix and Malwarebytes to clean up a few minor virus/spyware files. But that too has not helped.

This is my first post, but I have been a big fan for a long time you guys do great things.

Please help before I get any more grey hair.


A:No Network Devices In Device Manager W7

Hi .

<<...and ran ComboFix...>>

I have no answer, but what exactly happened when you attempted to reinstall the LAN drivers? Error message, please.

FWIW: ComboFix usage, Questions, Help - Look here -


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I recently decided it would be cool to be able to see a list of all the devices that are connected to my wireless internet. Problem is, I cannot for the life of me figure out how. I've read that most routers/modems have a way of showing you this, but a) my modem is really old and I don't know if it supports this, and b) I think the modem has a way to attach a special router to it, but I have a completely separate router connected to it. So while wifi works fine, all the wireless setting on the modem are greyed out because it doesn't think I have any routers attached to it. So maybe there's a way to view it under those settings, and I can't because it's all greyed out. My modem is an Actiontec M1000, and I'm not really sure what the router is. If someone can tell me how to see devices (AND THEIR NAMES, not just IP/MAC addresses) from that router, that'd be great.

But what I'm really looking for is a program I can run on my computer to show me all the devices. I've tried net view in cmd, but that only gives me computers on the network, and not devices like iPhones or iPod Touches.

I know McAfee Security Center has a Network View or something that does a pretty good job of at least showing all the IP addresses, but a) I'm trying out some different free AV/Firewalls (since McAfee is too resource-heavy) and that's not at my disposal at the moment, b) it only shows IP address, not device names (very important to me), and c) I really want a standalone program to do this with.

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A:Viewing devices on my wifi network

Edit: I found Wireless Network Watcher - Show who is connected to your wireless network and it's almost what I'm looking for. Simple, small, no hassle. But it still doesn't show the device names of things like my iPod.

I'm fairly certain that it should be possible to see its name because a while back, my school sent out warnings to everyone that was connecting to their wifi saying that we had to stop because almost all the students were using it and it couldn't handle all that traffic. (A little while later they got smart and put a password on it) But I asked one of the people in charge how they knew who was on it, and they told me that most of the devices (including my iPod) had a device name that somehow identified the owner (In my case my iPod's device name was my full name so that was pretty obvious). So I'm sure there's got to be a way that I can see that info on my home network as well.

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Does anyone know yet if a windows 7 machine will be able to use a shared printer on a windows 10 machine? There's one machine here which will be migrated to 10, and I'm cautious about compatibility here.

A:Network sharing devices between 7 and new 10 machines

I doubt they won't work. The networking as I have seen is not much different than Windows 7. Homegroup between the 2 work, so printer sharing will work too, given you have working drivers.

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I have looked everywhere for for this bit of information....

In XP you used to be able to pull up a CMD Prompt and ask: net config server
and this would tell you how many machines/devices (other computers, printers NATs, NASs etc.) that you could hook to a machine.

they removed this function (as far as I can tell) in win7 but you can find references to the maximum number of devices that you can hook up (10 for Home , 20 for Pro) .

Does anyone know how many devices that is for Win8?


A:How many network devices can hook up to a Win 8 machine.

No one has any idea?

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Hi there
i am looking for software the routes different websites to different network devices

i have tethered my phone to my computer for Facebook at work, witch is blocked, and the work internet for everything else, how do i route Facebook to go through my phone and other stuff to go through the work net, automatically, without having to connect and disconnect network devices

thanks, bdman32

A:how do i route different websites to different network devices

I don't you can really do that...the closest you can come to a solution would be to use a web proxy or VPN software to go around the Facebook block and access it through your work Internet. Mind you, if they discover a VPN connection they won't be happy at all - so I'm not actually suggesting you do this.

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Hello everyone,

I have encountered a problem, one which I cannot seem to solve. I have several shared folders and media streaming enabled on my PC which originally displayed under 'This PC' as a Network Location, however now it is not displayed there at all and the only place it is shown is under 'Network' where is it listed as a Media Device, I have played around with a bunch of settings from the shared folders themselves to the media streaming service to no avail. Could someone please enlighten me with an explanation as to why this is happening as well as how I can resolve it.

Thanks in advance!

A:Network Locations/Media Devices

Not sure how this might have happened Right Click any where in This PC.. choose add a network location.
In the Type the location of the item \\Name of the shared device you want to open.
Then name the shortcut. Double click the shortcut it will take you to the device. I did this 3 or four times then the computers started showing up.

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First of all, I'm not too great with computers, so please bare with me.
Recently I have found out that there are websites that hackers use which list common 'default' addresses (or network keys?) for wireless routers, so I am a little concerned about this as there has been an increase in wireless networks available within my area of late.

The problem is, I'm unsure wether I'm still using the default network key (if there is such a thing), or wether it was changed when we (my brother owned it at the time) bought the laptop.

Is there a way I can view the network key password?
After viewing various websites it seems that most people suggest you should just change the key in this situation, but trying to do so is a little confusing for me, and I don't want to risk ending up with no internet connection at all if I do something wrong. I'd much rather find out the key if I can help it, as it may already be personalized.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I'm using Windows XP, and my wireless network shows up as 'WLAN' (WPA). If this helps.

A:Can I View My Network Key?

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I am running an 8 pc network (all on windows 7 with 4 on pro and the other 3 are home versions)

I have a file/media server running windows 7. I just upgraded from Windows Home Server to Windows 7 professional

I have set the workgroup name to the same on all pc's

I used to be able to browse the network from my computer and be able to see the server and all the other pc's.

I can no longer see the server in the network view. I can access the server by typing //server in the explorer but it still does not appear when I attempt to browse my network neighbourhood.

How can I get it to appear in the network view I am stuck as I have not had this issue before.

Hope my explantion makes sense

A:Not seen in the Network View

Anyone help?

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Wouldn't you know it, I finally get a new work laptop w/WIFI and I can't connect to my home wireless router. My personal laptop is working fine. Thus, my question is as follows: On my personal, I can go to my wireless networks; go to the properties of my network and see that it is set for WEP and can see that there is a network key. My problem is I know I wrote this down somewhere when I set up my network, but I can't find it. Is there anyway to "see" the characters that make up the key instead of just the *** . When I try to enter what I think the key is, I get a popup telling me to enter exactly 5 or 10 character, etc. The key I am seeing is 8. Thanks for any help.

A:Is there a way to view WEP network key?

You cannot *see* the key, that is the point of the security feature. You can reset the router and put in a new key.

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I'm new to this forum so hopefully you guys can help me out.

There are three issues with my system at this point that are driving me nuts.

1.) I cannot see anything under "Network" in Explorer
--I rebooted several times and neither my desktop, laptop, nor NAS device show up. It was working fine last night and I have no idea what happened!

2.) When I try to open Device Manager, I get a message that says, "Navigation to the webpage was canceled."
--If I refresh the page, I get an error saying, "MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. It is recommended that you shut down and restart MMC." I rebooted the computer several times and tried again to no effect. Still gives me the same message every time.

3.) I wanted to take a snapshot of that Device Manager error and so I tried to open Snipping Tool and that too doesn't work! It gives me an error saying, "The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now. Restart your computer, and then try again. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator."
--I cannot believe this! How can snipping tool not work? Restarting the computer didn't help and I have no idea how to get these to work properly.

Everything else seems to work fine on my computer. I play games and watched a movie and things seem to be okay as far as that goes, but these three things are driving me up the wall.

Can someone please help me?

A:Can't See Devices on Network & Cannot Open Dev. Mgr/Snipping Tool

Try running this from cmd prompt/admin.
%SystemRoot%\System32\Cmd.exe /c Cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & Cleanmgr /sagerun:65535

Disk Cleanup : Extended
Thanks Brink I will try a remember.

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Not sure if what I am trying to do is possible.

If I have two Windows 10 tablets and want to mirror the screens, do they need to both be on the same WiFi network or can this somehow be done directly between the devices?

I have head about something called WiDi and Miracast but not sure how to best use these.

If I were to take the two tablets I have out and about and wanted them to show the same screen wirelessly somehow is this possible? If not, could a cable be used - if so would this be HDMI? Ideally I would like a wireless solution if this exists.

I've heard the new build of Windows 10 might have improved screen sharing possibilities.

Is what I am wanting to do possible at all.

Any help or guidance would be great.

Thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to mirror Windows 10 devices without a WiFi network?

Hello nswmuk, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If the wireless display (ex: TV) supports Miracast and is turned on for the device, then you'll be able to directly connect to the wireless display from your tablet if your tablet also supports Miracast.

Connect to Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

If they don't, then yes you will still be able to connect the display to the tablet via HDMI cable to project (Win+P) the tablet's screen to the other display.

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Does anyone know why in my Network screen, my actual machine is noted as a Media Device, whereas the other machines on my network comes under Computer?

The other machines's Workgroup is WORKGROUP, amd the actual machine's workgroup is Unidentified Network.

A:Computer and Media Devices - Network Categories

Does your computer show up as a Computer as well as a Media Device?

It's showing up as a Media Device as you have media sharing switched on. I'm not a Media expert, but would imagine this is through Media Player or Windows Media Centre.

If it is showing up as a Media Centre but not as a Computer, I would imagine that you have either got Network Discovery set not to auto-discover, apart from media devices. Or, a software firewall installed that is blocking browsing computers, but allowing media sharing.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3050 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1959 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 28340 MB, Free - 2382 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 054X86
Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Updated and Enabled


It's been years since I have had to visit this amazing forum for help but I am two weeks into this nonsense and have no idea which direction to go in. I woke up two weeks ago to find that I was locked out of my email, fb, router etc etc. I have several devices, this laptop info above, a Dell running win 7, 2 Android Tablets (Samsung Galaxy, and an Acer) I think they have both been rooted. I have uninstalled reformatted and diabled wifi and the next morning all the apps are back on there. two Kindle Fires and a generic with android, three iphones, one 4 operating on 7.1.2, one 4S updated to latest software, and a 5, which I do believe is now jailbroken. PS3 as well.
All of my devices were accessed. My router Netgear WNR1000v3 updated firmware, SSID and pw were both changed, has locked me out probably 20 times. I have been able to access the developer options and through a lot of sleepless nights see that my info is being transferred via various access points Bluetooth, Hangouts, the smart tv, etc etc. My firewall settings are being changed remotely. The network settings ... Read more

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I'm a new W8.1 user. Over the past two days two separate unknown network devices have appeared under 'This PC' in Windows Explorer (see screenshot below for the current one, along with its properties window). It appears people are able to access this computer - so a big problem!

As far as I can tell, all my security settings are in place (password on wireless network, all sharing disabled in Network and Sharing Centre, Windows Firewall is active, Windows Media Sharing is off).

Has anyone had this problem as well, or have any advice how to close what I assume is a security loophole?!


A:Unknown network devices appearing despite firewalls

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

Set it for Private network, see this tutorial:

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

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Windows 7 seems to be crashing our other systems, heres the background:

I work at this place called iFly Hollywood, indoor skydiving windtunnel, we have a camera system set up, they are connected via ethernet cables to a switch, which is connected to the server. We take pictures while people are flying, those pictures get sent over a network to the server where they are stored and are displayed on a screens for people to see when theyre done flying.

We also have a wireless access point set up so people who work here bring their laptops and can connect to the internet.

I'm running vista on my laptop, theres another mac laptop and everythings working fine. A coworker got a new laptop with Windows 7 on it. Everytime we connect wirelessly or (wired) to the access point/network. The camera systems go down, only a few pictures will be sent to back to the server and within a few minutes stop working all together.

Then, if we disconnect the Windows 7 machine from our network, reset our cameras, everything starts working fine again. We tried resetting the cameras while the windows 7 machine is still connected, doesnt work. We also had another coworker that got a brand new computer with Win7, no new programs installed, it crashed our system, he installed XP onto it, and it works just fine. We did virus scans on all our computers and the windows 7 computers, no viruses.

We've tried with both the 32bit and 64 bit Windows 7 operating system. And they both crashed our cameras.
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A:Win7, connect to network, crashes other devices

Quote: Originally Posted by iflyhollywood

Windows 7 seems to be crashing our other systems, heres the background:

I work at this place called iFly Hollywood, indoor skydiving windtunnel, we have a camera system set up, they are connected via ethernet cables to a switch, which is connected to the server. We take pictures while people are flying, those pictures get sent over a network to the server where they are stored and are displayed on a screens for people to see when theyre done flying.

We also have a wireless access point set up so people who work here bring their laptops and can connect to the internet.

I'm running vista on my laptop, theres another mac laptop and everythings working fine. A coworker got a new laptop with Windows 7 on it. Everytime we connect wirelessly or (wired) to the access point/network. The camera systems go down, only a few pictures will be sent to back to the server and within a few minutes stop working all together.

Then, if we disconnect the Windows 7 machine from our network, reset our cameras, everything starts working fine again. We tried resetting the cameras while the windows 7 machine is still connected, doesnt work. We also had another coworker that got a brand new computer with Win7, no new programs installed, it crashed our system, he installed XP onto it, and it works just fine. We did virus scans on all our computers and the windows 7 computers, no viruses.

We've tried with both the 32bit ... Read more

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Good morning,

For the record I am a brand new user of a HP Pavilion 23-g017c (x64) AMD A6-5200 APU w/Radeon HD Graphics All-in-One computer, running Windows 8.1 and using IE 11 with Zone Alarm Firewall and Antivirus & Spyware installed.

Yesterday while checking out my Event Viewer I noticed that every time I shit down and restarted my computer I received an error message saying: HP Network Devices Support Service terminated with the following error: Error 126: The specified module could not be found.

The best I can figure is it might have started while I was uninstalling a program associated with my camera which I couldn't install properly.

I went to Services and located HP Network Devices Support. It was in a Stopped state and was set to Automatically Start (Delayed). When I tried to restart it I got a message saying "Windows could not start the HP Network Devices Support service on local computer"

Since I am getting this error at every restart is it something I should be worried about? If so, is there a way to get it back up and working?

Thanks and regards,

A:HP Network Devices Support service disappeared??

This error is usually associated with your printer installation. Uninstall your printer and reinstall it with the proper product installation software which you could get online.

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I'm sure this is a simple thing but for some reason I'm having problems. I have two computers--one, a laptop using Vista, connects wirelessly to my Vonage VOIP router through a Trendnet TEW-637 access point and the other, a desktop using XP Pro is wired directly to the Vonage router. My Motorola Surfboard router feeds the Vonage router.

I need a program that will tell me the IP addresses of all these attached devices and identify them automatically. Running the ipconfig/all command is only giving me information about the box itself. Is there anything out there that will do this?

A:Determining the IP addresses of all connected devices on my network...

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