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Win xp home, user accounts won't connect to net


I have a dell laptop that connects to wirelessly to a 3com router. This still works fine on the admin account but the other 3 limited user acounts will not connect. I can even ping the router from the command line in these accounts. It is running win xp home with sp3. Any ideas plaese?

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  • Tez Arnold Feb 02, 2008

    This is a combined router/switch...........the accounts are all on one machine, it wasn't just that they didn't have access to the internet, the wireless connection was down as well. As soon as I uprated the accounts to admin accounts they were able to connect to the wireless switch/router. Thanks for the suggestion though.

    I will be trying to setup the accounts as limited users again and see if the same thing happens


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Hey there tabath, I have recently encountered this problem. It turned out that we were connected via a switch rather than a router. It seems the switch will allow you to network with each other, but only allow the admin connection to access the internet. Please check your exact model as 3com manufactures both products. Hope this helps.Good Luck!

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