How Can I Change the way My Network Is seen on my Computers?

By nickc
Nov 13, 2007
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  1. I redid my network because one computer could not see it, not that I set anything different from usual but now on all three computers the network is seen as being over the internet at least that is how it is labled in my network places is there a way to change this?
  2. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TechSpot Maniac Posts: 579

    How's it set up? All through a Router, or Daisychained {connection sharing}? Wired or wireless?
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    it is set up through a router, I do use windows firewall, and windows defender to help protect myself, although I know they are poor. I used network setup wisard to set the network up.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Got a screenshot of what you are looking at to show it is connected through the internet?
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    ok u got me there I do not know how to make a screenshot without a digital camra.
  6. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram Newcomer, in training Posts: 233

    You just press the "Print Screen" button on the top right of your keyboard then just paste into paint and save. VOLA!!!
  7. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    now I am haveing trouble getting a zip with the image to attach because it is too big and because the image is made in paint it will not upload to an uploader.

    [​IMG]

    clickable
  8. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    just posting so those that wanted to see the pic above would see it.

    thanks
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    crop image cannot read anything from what you uploaded
    more info like router
    internal static ip or dynamic address's
  10. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    the router is a netgear model RP614 v2, it is an old router but has all the updates until netgear quit making updates for this model. I use a static ip on the computers and have since i starting network and have never had this to happen before.
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,487   +73

    from the PC that you're having problems with go into a dos prompt and type:

    arp -a

    this should show you the computer IP
    and default gateway

    nbtstat - n

    this should display if the current system is registered on your network (workgroup)
  12. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    tipstir, I know all computers in the house IP address, as I said I have static IP for years, and I have checked in the router and all are reconized and functioning the only problem is the way My Network Places shows that it is over the internet instead of over the network.
  13. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,487   +73

    can you put a larger image on www.putfile.com instead of what you are using so we can see what you mean.

    Static IP is okay but did you make sure you're not use the lower range for static IP where the router would assign DHCP. So you're using higher range for static IP right. And you're using VISTA. Do you have UPnP enabled on the router.

    Does Network Connections show the Internet Connection Icon?
    Does My Network Places show your Router Icon these features are also available in XP just not enabled as well more standard in Vista.
     
  14. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

  15. robin_bga

    robin_bga Newcomer, in training Posts: 258

    I don't think u have a problem, and i think that is not Vista, am sure u can correct me on that.
    Anyway what effect does it have? coz the reason to why u have that is becoz u yo connection going thru a Router and not a switch.
    So Relax buddy that is not a problem.

    Cheers
    Robin
  16. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    robin, I never said it was Vista, It is a program that makes XP look like Vista. and I never said the way my network places looks is a problem with it working altho if the router actually thinks it is letting things from the internet into my network, it may be. also if u will check a router is better than a switch.
  17. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,029   +221

    Get a screen shot of 'Network Connections'

    likely you have a Local Network as well as The Internet

    looks like you're showing the 127.0.0.1 as the Bios#1 -- strange.
  18. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    that is what I am talking about, that is my Local Network.

    that bios was an old number I was trying to role another computer back to. that was the bios the MB had when I bought it.
  19. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    me confused
    me thuinks should start from scratch
    before you do this go to router if on line get status need the 2 dns ip numbers
    you can call provider they will give you if not here
    set router to
    disable dhcp
    default gateway should be 192.168.0.1 or 1.1 Last 2 numbers
    all nics should be static

    start with a number like 5 at the end
    mask 255.255.255.0

    set DNS to above from router status
    if not use 4.2.2.2 a little slower but it will get you to the internet
    should look like
    192.168.1.5
    255.255.255.0
    192.168.1.1

    DNS
    4.2.2.2
    4.2.2.3
    don't use 127.0.0.1 you will have problems ,at least I do I have other services using that number
  20. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,487   +73

    which router are you using?
    how is the local network setup?
    Are you using any static IP or just DHCP?
    Can you scan your network using IP scanner to see all if any of the PCs are the network are showing up?
    Then you an figure out what's causing the problem.
    Take apart the network by each layer.

    Thanks for the image it does help and you're doing what I did prior mask the OS with Visita but I didn't like how it work so it got canned...
  21. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,029   +221

    yes, 127.0.0.1 would never work. The default gateway SHOULD work as a
    request to port 53 would be forwarded uplink thru the WAN port to the ISP.
  22. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    ok I am getting asked i don't think people are seeing what i have so here goes, i am using a netgear router, the static IPs are 192.168.0.22, 192.168.0.24, 192.168.0.25. now maybe yall can get back on track.
  23. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    did you setup as workgroup or domain
    try deleting the icons and make new workgroup
    maybe thats whats up default for domain not configured is 127.0.0.1
  24. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,623

    I must be missing something here, I do not know what u are talking about "default domain" everything is set up as it has been for all the years i have had a network and i am not saying u are wrong i just don't follow what u are saying.

    on and Sam it is a workgroup and not a domain.
  25. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,582

    when you have software that setups a server http or ftp DNS requests
    default is 127.0.0.1
    when you highlight the internet connection icons
    panel on left show what??
    maybe its the router (to go over again some point )
    it should have latest firmware install reset
    delete all instances of nic in reg remove nic uninstall all drivers delete all shortcut icons
    have only 1 station connected at a time
    if you installed software for router uninstall
    you do not need this software to setup a connection
    dsl or cable
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