CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by setotitan, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. setotitan

    setotitan Guest

    Hey guys I'm hoping I'm just overlooking something dumb here but I need some
    help. I just upgraded to Vista Home Premium last night. I use my laptop at
    work ad I'm having some issues. I can't see my local network when I sign on.
    We have a wireless modem that is separate from the network that I can see and
    use to login to the internet. On XP I just went to "My Network Places"
    clicked add new place, selected local area network and punched in the address
    "\\Express\expressservices" it prompted me for a login and PW and I was all
    set! Now when I go to "Network" all I see is my PC and there's no option to
    add a new network place. Then I go to "Network and Sharing" and try to
    connect to a network all it shows me is wireless modems and not the actual
    network. Then I try to setup a new network and there's no option so see a
    local area network, just modems, and what not. It seems all I can do find new
    ways to connect to the internet, but no way to use the internet to connect to
    my network. :( Please help.
     
    setotitan, Apr 16, 2007
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  2. Gloria Boyer [MSFT], Apr 17, 2007
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  3. setotitan

    Ric Sterling Guest

    I have been having the same problem for over a week. And No-one here can
    give me a clear answer on why.
     
    Ric Sterling, Apr 17, 2007
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  4. setotitan

    setotitan Guest

    Ric,

    I was having a problem with my CD/DVD ROM as well, it quit working! So I
    posted another thread about it. Someone suggested this link:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/ and to try "Method 2". It involves
    deleting registry files, which frankly scared the crap out of me. But I was
    planning on taking it to a computer repair store this weekend anyway so I
    figured what the hell I'll give it a shot. AND IT WORKED! LIKE EFFING MAGIC!
    All my drives were restored, I could see my network, my previously
    non-functional software was working again, it was amazing! In my mind I think
    MS should write this function into the Vista installation process. I'm not
    saying it will work for everything and everyone, but I had about 6 MAJOR
    issues that it totally cleared up. So before you junk your system or spend a
    dime on MS Tech Support, try this first, you might be surprised.
     
    setotitan, Apr 18, 2007
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  5. setotitan

    Rick E Guest

    IT IS PROBABLY YOUR WINDOWS FIREWALL!!!
    Sorry to shout. Even it your windows firewall is turned OFF it will still block connection. You have to go into your windows firewall settings and tick the box that says allow network discovery.
     
    Rick E, Nov 8, 2010
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