Unable to connect to internet when using the Guest User account


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brighs

I am unable to access the internet when logged in under the guest user account.  I am using a Verizon broadband card to access the internet which works just fine when logged in as a regular user.  Is there a setting that needs to be changed in the setup of the guest account?


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Malke

wrote:
I am unable to access the internet when logged in under the guest user
account.  I am using a Verizon broadband card to access the internet
which works just fine when logged in as a regular user.  Is there a
setting that needs to be changed in the setup of the guest account?

You don't want to use the Guest account anyway. The Guest account is a
special system account, not one meant for when you are feeling hospitable.
It is disabled by default in Windows XP, Vista, Linux, Unix, and OS X for a
reason.

From TechNet:

"The Guest account is intended for users who require temporary access to the
system. However, if this account is enabled, a security risk may exist
because an unauthorized user could gain anonymous access to the system
through this account."

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418978(TechNet.10).aspx

So if you enabled Guest, disable it now and create a Standard/Limited
(Vista, XP Pro/XP Home) for your visitors. Call the new user account
something like "Visitor".

Malke
 
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Gordon

I am unable to access the internet when logged in under the guest user
account.  I am using a Verizon broadband card to access the internet
which works just fine when logged in as a regular user.  Is there a
setting that needs to be changed in the setup of the guest account?


Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums


What Malke said.
 

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