1.    16 Apr 2007 #1
    setotitan Guest

    CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK


    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    16 Apr 2007 #2
    Gloria Boyer [MSFT] Guest

    Re: CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK


    Hi Setotitan, here's a help topic that might be the answer:
    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Win...1ba441033.mspx

    Thanks,
    Gloria

    --
    Gloria Boyer
    Windows User Assistance
    Microsoft Corporation

    "setotitan" <setotitan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B39068E3-4FDD-4ED0-AA76-E689CFDF5C69@microsoft.com...
    > 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.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    16 Apr 2007 #3
    Ric Sterling Guest

    RE: CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK


    I have been having the same problem for over a week. And No-one here can
    give me a clear answer on why.

    "setotitan" wrote:

    > 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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    18 Apr 2007 #4
    setotitan Guest

    RE: CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK


    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.

    "Ric Sterling" wrote:

    > I have been having the same problem for over a week. And No-one here can
    > give me a clear answer on why.
    >
    > "setotitan" wrote:
    >
    > > 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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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