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CAN'T CONNECT TO LOCAL NETWORK

  1. #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. #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. #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. #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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