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WIRELESS and/or WIRED COMPUTER CANT CONNECT TO NETWORK XP & 8.1?

Most important of all is a FIREWALL blocking the connections!
Turn off wireless Laptop, and test connection with LAPTOP 8.1 Firewall OFF...
Go to Desktop XP and see firewall logs blocking laptop
Remember to enable the firewalls and modem again.


I had to shut down ZoneAlarm and restart it...it then showed the "couldnt connect computer"
in the firewall logs...I simply enabled the problem computer and VOILA!

Also, be sure WORKGROUPS IS ENABLED and connected.
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How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
http://www.HowToNetworking.com

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ANDROID
WheresMyDroid will not uninstall?
Go to Settings, Location and Security, Select device administrators
You will then see --> Where's My Droid as a Device Administrator
Uncheck it
Then go to Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, Force Stop, Clear Cache, UNINSTALL!!
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Trouble connecting to internet with new equipment?
START, RUN, CMD, ipconfig /renew

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On remote laptop, error renewing interface wireless network connection?
IPCONFIG/release
IPCONFIG/renew

MOST Times it's REBOOT ROUTER

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WINSOCK FIX
The Winsockfix Utility will:
Detect your current Operating System
Release the IP address, taking you "Offline"
Reset the TCP stack using Netsh.exe (Windows XP only)
Delete the current Registry TCP and Winsock Values
Import new "Working" Registry Values
Backup any Current "Hosts" file
Replace the "Hosts" file with a default one
Reboot the Computer

Download WINSOCK FIX here

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How to Change IP Address for Cable Modem Users:
Disconnect router from modem, and connect modem directly to computer
Reboot modem by unplugging it, and viola - your ISP number will change.

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HOW TO PRINT WIRELESSLY
through desktop computer's printer detailed here

1 - INSTALL printer drivers on REMOTE COMPUTER

2 -
On LAPTOP or REMOTE COMPUTER - go
CONTROL PANEL, PRINTERS & FAXES, ADD A PRINTER
    

If you're using ZONE ALARM firewall:
Be sure firewall is set to allow each individual remote computer's IP ADDRESS.
Zone Alarm, Firewall, Zones, add in there the IP address of remote.

You can look in Zone Alarm's Firewall logs..
to see the computer's IP Address to see the computer that's blocked.

 

Setup router for internet access
1. Desktop computer, go to command prompt, type ipconfig...(the first number IP address)
2. Open webpage for your router WRT54GP2 by typing in the address of your router into IE
or for click here for Lynksys  http://192.168.15.1/
3. Go to Applications and Gaming, DMZ, DMZ host IP address should be same as step 1
Save changes
 

 

How to configure Linksys WRT54GP2 Vonage Wireless Router
for
Security (more important than you think) !!!!

Broadcasting Mode
A router's default is set in broadcasting mode - but a secure wireless system administrator will always
set the router to non-broadcasting mode.

When troubleshooting a wireless system or adding a new device - remember to set your
router back to broadcast mode.

TO set your ROUTER to BROADCASTING MODE (Public):
Go to ROUTER setup page http://192.168.15.1/ and click
WIRELESS, BASIC WIRELESS SETTINGS, Wireless SID broadcast, ENABLED. 

After you are all set and your wireless system is read to use, its safer to run your router in non-broadcasting mode:

Desktop
WEP Encryption

1. The router is running - Desktop computer.
2. NOT NEEDED HERE --->Click START, RUN, CMD, IPCONFIG
3. NOT NEEDED HERE --->Write down the IP ADDRESS
4.
Open webpage for your router WRT54GP2 by typing in the address of your router http://192.168.15.1/
5. Click Administration, give your router a password, and confirm and then write it down somewhere forever.
6. Now click Wireless, Wireless Security, Security Mode WEP, 64 bits, write a passphrase, and then click Generate
7. The router generates WEP Keys.

Now to your LAPTOP:
Set the WEP Encryption filter on your LAPTOP
8. Double Click Dell wireless icon in system drawer
9. Double click your wireless network
10. Enter here the WEP keys from you 7 above.

START, Control Panel, Network Connections, double-click the Wireless Network  Connection, Properties,
Wireless Networks,
click the preferred network you recognize. OR just click the DELL Router symbol in the
Clock SPACE drawer
9. Properties, ASSOCIATION, Network Authentication - OPEN, Data Encryption - WEP.
10. Enter the password from WEP 1 that the desktop router setup screen says...from step 6 above.
11. Reenter again, and that's it! Uncheck key is provided to me automatically.

Now, that's it - for configuring low level of encryption.

If that doesn't work, check the FIREWALL on both DESKTOP and LAPTOP computers - by TURNING them off.
PARTICULARLY check the ZONE ALARM firewall. 

THIS WILL THE ALMOST ALWAYS ALLOW THE LAPTOP TO
CONNECT to the desktop.  The router is blocking the laptops IP address.
G
et the IP address of the laptop by going to laptop START, RUN, cmd, ipconfig
Open ZONE ALARM, FIREWALL, ZONES, and be sure the IP address of the LAPTOP COMPUTER is entered in
there correctly...(You )

For even better security, you still have to allow only certain computers to have access, correct?

MAC addresses simply put means - each computer has it's own address.
So if you know the address of your laptop, you can allow only your laptop access - a closed network!!!

1. Go to LAPTOP,  START, RUN, type in CMD hit the ENTER key, type IPCONFIG /ALL
2. Read the ETHERNET ADAPTER WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIONS
and ETHERNET ADAPTER LOCAL AREA CONNECTION, Physical Address.
You may or may NOT have both.
They will each look something like a 00-15-CF-32-22-D1
3. Go to DESKTOP COMPUTER
4. Go to ROUTER setup page
http://192.168.15.1/ and click WIRELESS, WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS
5. Filter Mode ALLOW, and now type in the MAC 01 and MAC 02 (if you have two)
address from the numbers from step 2 on your laptop.

NOW LAPTOP must be set to receive NON- BROADCASTING NETWORK how?.
1. The Wireless Network Name (or SSID) is in the router setup page
http://192.168.15.1/ under the WIRELESS tab.
2. Then look under WIRELESS SECURITY, and get a WEP KEY, use that in the laptop config. to connect.

TO set your ROUTER to NON-BROADCASTING MODE (STEALTH):
After you are all set and your wireless system is read to use, its safer to run your router in non-broadcasting mode:

Go to ROUTER setup page http://192.168.15.1/ and click
WIRELESS, BASIC WIRELESS SETTINGS, Wireless SID broadcast, DISABLED. 

Remember to turn this back ON when installing a new wireless device.
 

IF still having problems, it REALLY is a good idea to shut off the modem, and router and power up again.


NOW that's it!

 

TO RESET LINKSYS Router

And get it to grab the correct IP address
It is very important that the router sit not plugged in for 30 minutes.
I know that seems like a long time, but it worked for me - try 10 minutes

 

 

Speed UP you wireless connection by
REMOVING

Wireless Networks being monitored by your notebook's wireless LAN card

Doubleclick your WLAN CARD UTILITY in the system tray, and click WIRELESS NETWORKS, THEN DELETE all except ANY, and the ones use regularly.
Delete the airports and hotels you hardly ever use.

 

Connection problems?
Fix your WINSOCK!

FInd and download Winsock xp fix here

Check your Router Speeds
cmd, ping 127.0.0.1

Sirius vs XM Satellite radio reception
Who gets better reception Sirius or XM?
Read this article regarding satellite orbits here

 

Force an IP ADDRESS change

Go to router's configure page http://192.168.15.1/
Click Status, Router
Click DHCP RELEASE

That will release the DHCP hold on the Dynamically assigned IP address
BUT, now you must  release computer's OS
Click Run, CMD, ipconfig /release

Then UNPLUG, Router & Cable Modem
REBOOT COMPUTER
Plug back in Router and Cable Modem
Voila!

OR
GET NEW ISP ADDRESS
changed the mac clone address one number and save the settings.
I unplugged the electrical wire from the linksys and waited for 5 seconds and plugged in again,
it gave me totally new location and new IP address