Problem: No Network Connections under Guest Account


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Guest

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2 and have two user accounts... mine
(administrator) and guest (enabled).

Problem I'm experiencing is that the guest account does not show any of the
network connections (comes up as "empty") and, as a result, guests must use
my admin account on my pc in order to access the internet.

I'm using DSL without a problem with my administrator account. Would like to
be able to add this nextwork connection (DSL) to my guest account.

Again, when I log onto the Guest account and look under Network Connections
(Start>Settings>Network Connections) the sub-menu comes up as empty.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mark
 
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GhostWrtr

On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 13:25:02 -0700, Mark D.
Hello,
I am running win xp home (sp2) with 2 accounts also. None of the Admin
files or folders are shared. My guest accout shows the following
when trying to look at the network connections from the control panel,

"The Network Connections Folder was unable to retrieve the list of
network adapters on your machine. Please make sure that the Network
Connections service is enabled and running".

My Network Connections service is started and the start type is
"manual". There are no problems connecting to the internet using
firefox or IE in the guest account. I use a cable modem into a
wireless router. The xp pc uses ethernet cable to the router.

I am running Windows XP Service Pack 2 and have two user accounts... mine
(administrator) and guest (enabled).

Problem I'm experiencing is that the guest account does not show any of the
network connections (comes up as "empty") and, as a result, guests must use
my admin account on my pc in order to access the internet.

I'm using DSL without a problem with my administrator account. Would like to
be able to add this nextwork connection (DSL) to my guest account.

Again, when I log onto the Guest account and look under Network Connections
(Start>Settings>Network Connections) the sub-menu comes up as empty.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mark




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Guest

My experience with home networking is limited but I have learned one
thing...the manufacturer of your networking equipment usually has a tech
support department which, in my experience with talking to the Linksys
support people, is usually an excellent place to start if you haven't already
done so. Let them know that you're attempting to access shared files between
your pc's but are unable to do so. As for sharing network connections....
Here are a few suggestions that were made by another respondent to
myposting...I found the first link to be very helpful. Check this out and let
me know...thanks, Mark

Is Guest activated for network access?
1)
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Activate>
2)
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html#Activate>

And check these obscure settings which affect use of Guest.
3)
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/05/registry-settings-which-affect-access.html>
4)
 

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