"Local access only"!!

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Srt, Feb 7, 2008.

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    Srt Guest

    Any ideas as to why I suddenly have this need to keep resetting the network
    adapter via network sharing? (I am sure its associated here) I have just
    changed ISP and their supplied router is both wireless and Ethernet. My
    previous was Ethernet only. I only use Ethernet at the moment but network
    sharing keeps identifying two networks. I cant merge or delete as that
    option is greyed out!! I am running win vista ultimate.
    Any help advice gratefully accepted :)
    Srt, Feb 7, 2008
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    Srt Guest

    I seem to have solved it to some degree. Reduced speed on adapter to 10mbs!
    Dont know what effects that will have elsewhere though?
    Srt, Feb 7, 2008
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  3. It isn't very clear from your description what the actual problem is, but
    if it works better at 10Mb than at 100Mb I'd suspect a bad cable. Try
    changing it. Also try a different port on the router (they usually have

    Regards, Ian
    Ian Northeast, Feb 7, 2008
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    Rob Morley Guest

    Maybe I'm missing something - why are you running network sharing if you
    have a router?
    Rob Morley, Feb 7, 2008
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    Srt Guest

    In all honesty I have always had Network sharing. I dont have any other
    option. A four port router generally allows for a network of other connected
    Srt, Feb 7, 2008
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    robert Guest

    Is there some confusion in terminology ?
    Sharing Internet Access via one computer, and/or sharing files/printers
    over a network ?

    Anyway- is the OP using a laptop or PC with wireless facility .
    If so are both network devices (cable ethernet and wireless ) trying to
    connect at the same time ?
    robert, Feb 7, 2008
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    Srt Guest

    "Anyway- is the OP using a laptop or PC with wireless facility .
    If so are both network devices (cable ethernet and wireless ) trying to
    connect at the same time ?"

    Using a PC with wireless facility and Ethernet via ISP supplied router.
    I connect with cable as with previous router.
    Its possible that some "confusion" of the system has occurred here but not
    sure what to do about it or identify the nature.
    There are some references to vista incidents of "two networks" detected and
    also "local Access only".
    I tried one suggestion which is to reduce the speed of the adapter but its
    not a satisfactory one to my mind and I continue to try identifying other
    forms of advice/help to cure the problem.
    Srt, Feb 8, 2008
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    robert Guest

    Sounds like you have 2 network connection both cable and wireless to the
    You should only have one

    Disable one of them ! Suggest disabling the wireless as you can
    physically use the wired ethernet one ! As its Vista I cant tell you how.

    If you cant find how to disable the wireless, just unplug the cable.
    robert, Feb 8, 2008
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    Jon Guest

    What do you mean exactly by "network sharing"?

    A network by it's very nature is a way of sharing
    resources/connectivity. Your use of the the phrase "network sharing" is
    muddying the water somewhat.
    Jon, Feb 8, 2008
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    Rob Morley Guest

    I assumed he meant Internet Connection Sharing, maybe he just means File
    and Printer Sharing.
    Rob Morley, Feb 9, 2008
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