N&S Center shows not connected to any network but I am!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by kwbarlow, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. kwbarlow

    kwbarlow Guest

    I have seen posts elsewhere on the internet of this problem, but nobod
    has posted a solution

    Network and Sharing Center is showing "you are currently not connecte
    to any networks". Diagnose and Repair reports no problems, because I a
    connected via my DIR-655.

    My network is marked as "Public" though on a private network, and hav
    four PC's on my net using the same Workgroup name. The other Vist
    machineon the network has no problems

    I can't turn on Media Sharing because Network and Sharing Center think
    I am not connected to a network, and in any case my network is Public
    and hence will not allow Media sharing )!
    :mad: Catch blasted 22

    IPCONFIG /ALL shows no probems though it is showing three Tunnelin
    adapter Local Area Connections - all in Media Disconnected status

    All services that I think should be started seem to be started

    Any help much appreciated.:cry

    Vista is fully up to date on fixes and service packs

    Firewall is Virgin Media's PCGARD - but as I can access shared files o
    other PC's in my workgroup I don't think it's a firewall problem.;


    kwbarlow, Aug 26, 2008
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  2. It could be 3rd party software issue. For troubleshooting, please start the
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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Aug 26, 2008
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  3. kwbarlow

    kwbarlow Guest

    Sorry - but I don't need to know who is logged on to a remote PC.

    The fact is that the Network and Sharing Center screen is showing
    conflicting information, up to and including NOT showing the "Custom"
    option, presumably because it does not think there is a network
    connected to "cusomise".

    As to third party software - how has that created inconsistancies in a
    microsoft managemnt screen?

    I am carrying very little third party software - and what I have is
    very common on Vista systems.

    Something more helpful please.:confused:
    kwbarlow, Aug 26, 2008
  4. kwbarlow

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Why do you have it set to Public; that is for hotspots: airports, coffee
    shops, etc?
    Home Network should be set to Private.
    Mick Murphy, Aug 26, 2008
  5. kwbarlow

    kwbarlow Guest

    I notice that I am very much NOT alone with this problem, but nobod
    knows and Microsoft appears not interested in prviding a solution. Se
    for instance. This is NOT an AIM6.5 problem but appeared sometime afte
    SP1 and activating Medaia Centre on a Home Pemium install. As I fave
    self-build PC with an OEM install - reinstalling is not a nice option
    kwbarlow, Aug 30, 2008
  6. kwbarlow

    scottsh1 Guest

    I am also having the same issue and I am on a wired network. I can se
    all other network device on the devices, printers, etc but something ha
    made a change that makes the computer think it is not on the network.
    Get internet ok, email, etc. just can't get Windows Media Share to shar
    the media anymore. Also the network diagrams shows not connected bu
    when diagnosed shows no problems but still not connected
    scottsh1, Jan 21, 2009
  7. kwbarlow

    desgnr Guest

    I made another account called testadmin account on both pc's

    I logged into both pc's with the new account.
    On the Desktop i opened the folder & added testadmin to sharing names.
    I then could open the folder from my laptop.
    What does this mean now ?
    What do i have to do to get my desgnr account working like the new testadmin
    account ?
    Because my original account ( desgnr ) did have administrator right's so why
    won't it see the folder ?
    When i go to Security on my desgnr account the ALLOW boxes are checked but
    grayed out.

    Also Problem # 2
    Somehow someone deleted my folder under username/documents
    I made a new Documents folder
    Under user name/documents i set it for share but it does'nt show up in
    network places.
    Is there some other setting i need on the Documents folder ?

    Thanks for all your help
    I appreciate it.
    desgnr, Jan 21, 2009
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