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Unable to connect to internet when using the Guest User account

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    brighs Guest

    Unable to connect to internet when using the Guest User account

    I am unable to access the internet when logged in under the guest user account.  I am using a Verizon broadband card to access the internet which works just fine when logged in as a regular user.  Is there a setting that needs to be changed in the setup of the guest account?


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  3. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Unable to connect to internet when using the Guest User account

    wrote:

    > I am unable to access the internet when logged in under the guest user
    > account.  I am using a Verizon broadband card to access the internet
    > which works just fine when logged in as a regular user.  Is there a
    > setting that needs to be changed in the setup of the guest account?
    You don't want to use the Guest account anyway. The Guest account is a
    special system account, not one meant for when you are feeling hospitable.
    It is disabled by default in Windows XP, Vista, Linux, Unix, and OS X for a
    reason.

    From TechNet:

    "The Guest account is intended for users who require temporary access to the
    system. However, if this account is enabled, a security risk may exist
    because an unauthorized user could gain anonymous access to the system
    through this account."

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...chNet.10).aspx

    So if you enabled Guest, disable it now and create a Standard/Limited
    (Vista, XP Pro/XP Home) for your visitors. Call the new user account
    something like "Visitor".

    Malke
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  4. #3


    Gordon Guest

    Re: Unable to connect to internet when using the Guest User account


    "brighs" wrote in message news:OnS7NUnKKHA.4236@xxxxxx

    > I am unable to access the internet when logged in under the guest user
    > account.  I am using a Verizon broadband card to access the internet
    > which works just fine when logged in as a regular user.  Is there a
    > setting that needs to be changed in the setup of the guest account?
    >
    >
    > Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums

    What Malke said.


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    Re: Unable to connect to internet when using the Guest User account

    Hi there,
    I'm having the same issue with WM on my laptop. I can only use Windows mail as 1 user. As any other user, WM doesn't "see" my internet connection, and prompts me to connect although I'm online. I should mention that both user accounts I'm using ARE admin level, not guest accounts- so I don't think that is part of your problem...

    Last edited by bentmallet; 04 Sep 2009 at 05:07 PM. Reason: forgot important detail
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