The specified Network Provider name is invalid

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Trax1963, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Trax1963

    Trax1963 Guest

    I cannot connect to my other computer! Everytime i click on the other
    computer i get this message 'specified Network Provider name is invalid'.
    Has anyone an idea how to fix this problem? I get the same message on the
    other computers.

    Yes Vista Home Prem.
    They were able to see each other at first.
    I was able to share files and drives now i can't and i don't know what i did
    to change that. It's been several weeks since i could share last.
    Trax1963, Jan 19, 2009
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  2. Alright, I am having the same problem... I am on Windows Vista Ultimate SP1.
    It worked GREAT until I installed the Novell Client so I could map my schools
    network drives to my account. It is weird because I can connect to my schools
    networked drives just fine from 'Network' BUT! When I go to connect to my own
    server or any other computer with open file sharing it won’t work. It finds
    them but when I try to connect I get this message. For example my server
    **Windows Server 2003**

    "\\RAMSDEN-HOME 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. The specified network provider is invalid."

    Can someone please help me! I really am stuck here and I need my network
    back up and running prompt!!!
    Cramsden10592, Apr 4, 2009
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  3. Trax1963

    Trax1963 Guest

    Hi all, had to come back to this as it was a real pain at the time and
    also I have been having trouble again with it on Windows 7. It seems
    there is a solution but few know about it. Well here we are with the
    solution for you...


    Check in the 'Adapter properties' that the "Client for Microsoft
    Networks" is installed.

    Well good luck with your Network problems and I hope this fixed the
    problem for you!
    Trax1963, May 27, 2010
  4. Trax1963

    tbartoffy Guest

    Thanks Trax - you're a life saver. I got hit with some weird bug and it first did not allow me to connect to the internet, then it wouldn't let me see anything on my network. I added in the MS Client and did a hard restart and everything worked.

    Thanks again

    tbartoffy, Jun 3, 2014
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