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Will "ipconfig /release" still allow local networking?

I need to help isolate a Windows machine from the internet, but still allow it to network with a local machine. [more inside]
posted by dinger on Apr 10, 2013 - 12 answers

How to connect a Mac OS X and a Windows XP machine, in order to have a PHP+MysqL application running on Windows but with browser and usage from Mac OS X?

I want to connect from a Mac OS X machine to a Windows XP running XAMPP (Apache, MySQL, PHP), in order to use an application running on the Windows machine. At the same time, I want to have the Mac OS X allowing Internet browsing, while Windows should be isolated from the Internet. Can it be done in some way, or can you suggest a possible setup close to that purpose? [more inside]
posted by lion on Jan 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Help me help the machines talk!

Networking filter: I'm a young (still learning much) SysAdmin for a pretty large site. I inherited the network configuration, and now I'm trying to troubleshoot some strange issues: workstations losing connectivity without rhyme or reason, and slow web browsing. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Dec 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Any way to suppress the "Windows cannot access \\machine\share" error message?

Is there any way to disable the "Windows cannot access \\machine\share" messages that pop up when a network connection disappears? [more inside]
posted by deo rei on Sep 25, 2012 - 7 answers

2 networks, 1 PC

I'd like to select which network interface is used for Internet access on a per-application basis. How do I do this on 64bit Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Aug 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Simplify the kids' computer experience

I want to make an elementary school computer lab just work, magically if possible. I am Windows deficient and could use guidance. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jul 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Why does my router/ISP hate my new laptop?

Why on earth is my laptop ā€“ and only my laptop ā€“ causing our ADSL modem/router to constantly disconnect and reconnect to our ISP? Iā€™m having some serious issues with a new laptop I purchased about [more inside]
posted by Ted Maul on May 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Denied by my own! Help!

I "don't have permission" to go into the desktop XP folders on my network from my Windows 7 laptop, but the reverse is fine. Help me? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Sep 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Help me understand what my small business network needs

I'm trying to set up a small business computer network and I need some help in clarifying what I need. Although we will be hiring a network person to help us set things up, I'm hoping the hive mind can help me understand the basics so I can figure out what equipment we will need. [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Jul 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Help connect my XP virtual machine to a local network to save my back!

How can I connect my Windows XP Virtual Machine (bootcamp partition) to my office network over wifi? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Backup!

File backup question for my husband - looking for an easy way to back up a set of files in windows, preferably to a network drive. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Mar 1, 2011 - 10 answers

What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside...

What type of wirelessly accessible storage solution should I go with in my new home network? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 17, 2010 - 3 answers

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?

What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jul 13, 2010 - 23 answers

iTunes headaches!

iTunes/Networking Filter: Cannot see a shared library that resides on my Windows XP desktop on iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop... [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on May 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Where's my networking batches at?

Windows networking and batch scripting help. Paging all windows command line gurus! [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Apr 24, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I solve this Windows File Share problem?

Why do I keep getting "Enter network password" when adding users to a remote share in a Workgroup in Windows XP Pro? [more inside]
posted by jspierre on Feb 3, 2010 - 7 answers

How to play a game remotely?

I have two computers, a Mac and a PC. Can I set up my network so that I can play a game on the PC and view it on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Jan 22, 2010 - 13 answers

ThinkPad T42 wireless connection problem

Windows XP Home network connection issues. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Nov 30, 2009 - 6 answers

Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)?

Why do large file downloads stall (with no error message or any feedback)? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Can you save remote desktop connections to log in to different user accounts?

Is it possible (in Windows Vista Ultimate) to save remote desktop connections to the same computer but for different users? i.e. have icons in my quick launch menu which log me in with a click to user1 or user2? [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jun 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Networking Mac and Windows via ethernet

Please help me troubleshoot my (cross-platform) home network. Networking already works via wi-fi, but not via ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Jun 7, 2009 - 10 answers

OSX can't see my XP drive

Suddenly my Mac can't see my Windows PC, and I'm stumped. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

How can I make Vista share with xp with no problems?

My new (XP) Netbook is refusing to open shared folders on my Vista main PC, yet if i reboot main pc it will suddenly work again! Can anyone help stop me tearing my hair out? [more inside]
posted by mrbenn on Mar 2, 2009 - 3 answers

Why does Ubuntu/linux make it so freaking difficult to do the equivalent of the Windows command "Map Network Drive"?

For the purposes of using Amarok on my laptop, which can not be told that my music folder is located in a shared folder on my media center (as far as I can see), I need to permanently mount the shared music network folder in Ubuntu. They don't make it very easy it seems. Have to use a bunch of comand line editing to get it done? Come on Ubuntu!
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 answers

So, how does Windows transmit an IP?

I've two wireless connections on the same box. So, how does windows choose which one to use? Sort of related: I've a dotnet client/server application which is IP specific for its database (MYSQL) and two LAN connections on the same server (one for local, one for the internet). How do I force that application or database to use the right one (the local)?
posted by converge on Nov 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Why are my file servers not releasing their hard drive space when I delete files

Why are my file servers not releasing their hard drive space when I delete files [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Oct 16, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

How can we better secure our network?

My (very) small office has two desktops running XP Pro (SP3), that are networked using a cable. They also share a DSL internet connection, which can also be accessed wirelessly via our Linksys router. The internet connection isn't password protected, which is nice in that it allows people who visit to have an easy time getting online. However, I'm pretty sure that free and easy access to wireless network=anyone can access our shared folders on those two desktops. Clearly, this is bad, but I'm not sure what to do. Please explain a fix to me like I'm five. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Jun 26, 2008 - 12 answers

A new kind of dial-up internet hell.

Archaic Windows dial-up networking question; why do I randomly lose internet connectivity (with dial-up still online) and can't get it back without restarting the computer? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Jun 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Vista Business won't join a Windows 2000 domain

How can I get a computer running Vista Business to join a Windows 2000 Server Domain? [more inside]
posted by evanm on May 7, 2008 - 6 answers

What's in a "File Server"?

ITGeekFilter: My office needs a new (Windows) file server. My boss is kinda cheap (and won't give me a budget); why do "File Servers" sold as such cost so much? [more inside]
posted by danbeckmann on Apr 7, 2008 - 25 answers

Sambafilter

Issue with Samba (on Ubuntu) file sharing and ownership of files. How do I set it so the ordinary user will not take ownership when saving over a file? (more details inside) [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Feb 13, 2008 - 1 answer

Why won't this Xbox 360 stream media from this Windows XP SP2 machine?

I cannot stream media from my PC. The Xbox 360 will connect to Xbox Live, but will not pass the "Test Media" option. It always fails after successfully acquiring an IP address. This Xbox has successfully connected to streaming media before on another computer. The connection has been deleted from within the Xbox settings. [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Jan 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Oh, please help Me(fi)!

So I thought I knew computers... but this network is killing me. I can connect, full strength, etc. But I can't actually connect to the internet. My IP is 192.168.10.32. Using an 850G (motorola) WAP, Cox SurfBoard modem. Other computers (this one, which is 192.168.10.28, connect fine, it seems. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Aug 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Managing remote computing resources

I need a good tool for monitoring remote wondows machines [more inside]
posted by jpdoane on Aug 9, 2007 - 6 answers

IP over Firewire in Vista

I see that Microsoft has quietly dropped IP networking over Firewire/1394 from Windows Vista. Is there any possible way to enable it, using third-party drivers or software?
posted by nervestaple on Aug 4, 2007 - 3 answers

What's the best wifi PCI card for Windows 2000?

Which PCI wireless networking adapters have the best (meaning fastest and most lightweight) drivers and software for Windows 2000? [more inside]
posted by spiderskull on Feb 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Connecting an XP box to two networks simultaneously

I have two Windows XP boxes with their own separate DSL connections, and one wireless router. I'm having trouble connecting these two machines with a wireless connection. [more inside]
posted by good in a vacuum on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Crazy port-forwarding setup

Complicated port-forwarding situation not working: ICS on Win 2000 into WRT54GL, trying to port-forward to uTorrent. [more inside]
posted by jacobsee on Jan 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Windows networking problems for modem connection

I'm trying to set up an non-internet-connected Windows XP computer to receive incoming connections via modem. Somewhat reproducibly, the "Incoming Connections" icon in the Network Connections dialog goes away after a reboot. [more inside]
posted by jacobsee on Dec 15, 2006 - 6 answers

Domain restructuring on TOP of organizational restructuring...ARGH.

Windows SysAdmin question: I need to add a global security group to the local admin group on machines in multiple OUs. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Richat on Dec 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me fix my "limited connectivity" in Windows Vista RC2

EarlyAdopterFilter: After several happy months of running Windows Vista RC1, I've upgraded to RC2. Ever since that day, I've been intermittently getting a "Limited connectivity" error that requires my network adapter to be reset. I don't want to go back to XP or RC1, so I need to make this work. [more inside]
posted by superboy422 on Oct 26, 2006 - 5 answers

Why won't Wireless Zero Config start?

Why won't Wireless Zero Config start? [more inside]
posted by fintanc on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Annoying Windows XP networking issue

Annoying Windows XP network connection issue [more inside]
posted by xmutex on Sep 22, 2006 - 1 answer

Incoming Connections icon disapears on reboot.

How to make Windows "Incoming Connections" icon persistent in Network Connections? [more inside]
posted by jacobsee on Aug 15, 2006 - 1 answer

How to make Win 98 hop on to the internet over a small home network?

Question regarding getting Windows 98 to play nice with a Linksys Router and another Win XP computer on a home network. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Jun 24, 2006 - 6 answers

networking/windows server 2003 n00blet needs reading material

I'm the new networking/windows servers 2003 administrator at school. Only problem is i know jack about networking! Looking for something I can pick up at the bookstore to give me a good introduction into the subject. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Jun 23, 2006 - 9 answers

Connecting to VPN and Internet at the same time

VPN on Windows 2000: I need to connect to both the VPN and the Internet at the same time. I need some IP addresses to go through the VPN, and others to go through my router's gateway. [more inside]
posted by Sharcho on May 27, 2006 - 11 answers

XP wants to talk Mac

How do I make XP talk to Mac os server 10.2.8? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 21, 2006 - 3 answers

port -> program resolution?

How do I figure out what program is using what network connection on a windows machine using the win32 api? [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Jan 31, 2006 - 14 answers

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