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    When you set up the file share on the other...

    When you set up the file share on the other computers, did you use IP addresses or the computer name?

    If you set it up with IP addressing, more than likely your server was issued a new IP address...
  2. Not without some tools that would be referred to...

    Not without some tools that would be referred to as hackers tools as far as actually being sure. Often times, you could look up their ISP and see what the service area is. Other than that, unless...
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    An HP Thin Client...

    An HP Thin Client is one solution. Thin clients contain the bare basics - keyboard, mouse, monitor, and a tiny bit of Flash Memory. They're designed to run off a single server, be it Linux, Unix, or...
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    Again, take a look at SynchronEyes. If you're...

    Again, take a look at SynchronEyes. If you're worried about it messing up the school's network, buy a small wireless router from Wal-Mart. SynchronEyes works over both wired and wireless connections.
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    I've got to agree with chuck on this. Windows...

    I've got to agree with chuck on this. Windows Remote Assistance can connect to another computer and allow you to either observe or take control of the computer. This really would be the best option...
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    While I respect your interpretation of what I...

    While I respect your interpretation of what I posted, I don't think what you understood is what I was trying to say. First of all, I was referring to the fact that if you use a cross-over cable to...
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    When you say "show the same screen wirelessly,"...

    When you say "show the same screen wirelessly," are you referring to having the two laptops share the same desktop, or having both laptops display a program like you would see in conferencing...
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    Well, I'm actually correcting what I said, try...

    Well, I'm actually correcting what I said, try the following as your IP configuration:

    IP Address: 192.168.0.90
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1

    DNS Primary:...
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    Have you tried booting into Safe Mode? At boot...

    Have you tried booting into Safe Mode? At boot up, press F8 and choose Safe Mode with Networking
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    If it works just fine when you provide an IP...

    If it works just fine when you provide an IP address but doesn't when you don't, then it sounds like you have a problem with DHCP.

    Go to the command line and type ipconfig /all. Post the results...
  11. Question: Ip conflict

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    Connect to your router (usually 192.168.1.1 if...

    Connect to your router (usually 192.168.1.1 if you're on a Linksys router) and view the DHCP Clients table. That should have some information for you.
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    Always start with planning. You might want to sit...

    Always start with planning. You might want to sit down with your boss and ask him how he would like to see it organized. While talking with him, draw out the structure on paper. If you've ever...
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    Arranging folders on a server is done in much the...

    Arranging folders on a server is done in much the same way as arranging them on a personal computer. The biggest difference is that on the server, you want to set up group permissions so that only...
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    My recommendation if you're wanting a way to keep...

    My recommendation if you're wanting a way to keep from having to reconfigure your system every time is to do a clean installation of Windows, get all the programs and drivers you want on there, then...
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    I've never really bothered to try that, but I...

    I've never really bothered to try that, but I don't see any reason why you can't partition the drive.
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    YOu can actually boot from a flash drive if you...

    YOu can actually boot from a flash drive if you so choose and have a bootable file on it. If the guy was telling you need Ghost to do that, he either a) doesn't know what he's talking about, or b)...
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    Chances are this could be a problem with your...

    Chances are this could be a problem with your BIOS. That would explain why you can't even boot from a CD. Either that, or your hard drive has seen the end of its life.
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    I would have to agree with twinkiedooter. I'm not...

    I would have to agree with twinkiedooter. I'm not extremely familiar with the backup utility built in to Windows XP, but I don't think it has the power you need to pull of what you want to do. I...
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    Micheal's solution is a good one that will...

    Micheal's solution is a good one that will usually work. It's never a bad idea to pick up a router when you have more than one computer. The modem that the cable company gives you then communicates...
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    Have you enabled file and printer sharing on your...

    Have you enabled file and printer sharing on your laptop? This could explain why the desktop can't see the laptop.
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    In my experience, I've had trouble connecting to...

    In my experience, I've had trouble connecting to computers on a wired connection while wirelessly connected, but you never know.

    Try typing \\computer name\ and see if you can see the other...
  22. Any connection to any server (including VPN...

    Any connection to any server (including VPN connections) has to pass through the Internet. In reality, when you visit any Website, your actually connecting to an IP address. Typing in a Web address...
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    Do you have DHCP enabled on both the router and...

    Do you have DHCP enabled on both the router and the laptop?
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    Easiest answer: just plug them in to the router.

    Easiest answer: just plug them in to the router.
  25. Question: Networking course

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    Between the two, CCNA is actually better...

    Between the two, CCNA is actually better recognized, as there are just too many MCSE boot camps out there that leave you holding a piece of paper with no knowledge behind it.

    Other than that, it's...
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    Just a crazy and random thought, have you run the...

    Just a crazy and random thought, have you run the network connection wizard since putting in the router? This may very well solve the issue. Be sure as well that you have both computers set to the...
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    Couple of questions for you: First off, are...

    Couple of questions for you:

    First off, are you running DHCP or are your IP addresses manually typed in?

    Chances are that your problem has to do with incorrect IP address information. Make sure...
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    You could, but for something this simple, you'd...

    You could, but for something this simple, you'd be wasting your money. Your computer most likely has a side panel that can unscrew and slide off. You aren't going to do anything to the components...
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    Most likely your printer spooler is actually...

    Most likely your printer spooler is actually corrupt. We recently had a similar problem to this at work. I will talk to my co-worker first chance I get, and if someone else hasn't already posted the...
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    If at all possible, try connecting all the...

    If at all possible, try connecting all the computers via patch cable to your router. It could be an issue with your Wirelessly connected computers not seeing each other.

    Alternatively, disable the...
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    If you think about it, not really. Even if it...

    If you think about it, not really. Even if it turns out your hard drive is okay, there's really no such thing as too much hard drive space.
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    I agree with Robert on this one. Most of those...

    I agree with Robert on this one. Most of those adapters come with custom software for managing wireless networks. At work, we actually disable this on all of our laptops, as our security settings do...
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    You can enable the logs within your router's web...

    You can enable the logs within your router's web interface. This will give you all kinds of information, including what domains were accessed and when.
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    A crossover cable will get the job done rather...

    A crossover cable will get the job done rather well, actually, the only problem will be when it comes to expanding your network.

    Connecting them with a crossover cable will also mean you're using...
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    Keep in mind that your speed is also divided by...

    Keep in mind that your speed is also divided by your upload and download activity. Most of the time, you'll probably be able to download a file at about 2 - 3 kB.

    To put that in perspective, the...
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    Wireless can travel through walls, for this...

    Wireless can travel through walls, for this reason, you should also be sure to secure your network. As far as distance, I work in a warehouse that is pretty well wide open. To maintain a strong...
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    Is it possible for you to put these on the same...

    Is it possible for you to put these on the same network? It would save you a lot of headaches if you could.
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    You'll typically get this when your computer...

    You'll typically get this when your computer isn't connected to the Internet. Make sure that you're connected to the Internet before trying to visit any site.
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    Unless your company approves a VPN connection...

    Unless your company approves a VPN connection from your laptop to your office network, the portable storage device is really your best bet.
  40. First, disable your firewall and try again. If...

    First, disable your firewall and try again. If that works, then it's a problem with your firewall settings. If it doesn't work, and you're still getting errors, it means that the server doesn't like...
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    Chuck hit it dead on. You have to make sure that...

    Chuck hit it dead on. You have to make sure that all users on all computers are listed as having access to the other computers.
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    I do not own a PS3, so I couldn't tell you for...

    I do not own a PS3, so I couldn't tell you for certain, but it wouldn't hurt to try it. The 360 adapter is USB based, so as long as there is a USB port on the PS3, it's worth a shot.
  43. Insert the recovery disc, then reboot. Once...

    Insert the recovery disc, then reboot.

    Once your system is back to the way it was when you got it, go in to Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs and delete all those unwanted extras your computer...
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    This is usually as simple as copying the contents...

    This is usually as simple as copying the contents of the one file into Word. If it's images you're trying to save, just insert them directly into the document using the insert menu.
  45. Question: Boot up Issue

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    Common keystrokes for entering BIOS Settings: ...

    Common keystrokes for entering BIOS Settings:

    F10
    Delete
    Escape

    Once in there, you'll find an option (usually within the very first menu screen) for boot devices. 99% of the time, you want...
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    There's actually a really simple fix, in the...

    There's actually a really simple fix, in the print properties dialog box, there's usually an option that allows you to fit contents to page. Make sure this is disabled.
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    How old is your computer? It sounds like you have...

    How old is your computer? It sounds like you have a bad hard drive, or at least one that's dying. Even when trying to boot from a Windows CD and install Windows, it has to access your hard drive. My...
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    Do you have any other Internet using applications...

    Do you have any other Internet using applications (i.e. Instant Messaging software)? If so, can they connect to the Internet at all? If the answer is yes, your problem lies with your installation of...
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    I agree completely with Chuck and would have...

    I agree completely with Chuck and would have posted it myself if he hadn't gotten there first. Also, I thought I would point out a slight problem with your IP configurations. 192.168.0.1 is often...
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    To be totally honest with you, if you own your...

    To be totally honest with you, if you own your home, it might be cheaper to just run a cable from the one room into the room with your router. You can drill a hole at the base of your wall and feed...
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