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Did the firmware update you did indicate that it was successful?
yes the filmware update was successful. The Internet is working and the new netgear login screen is there. It says that can see my plugged in devices but the wireless is off no matter what I do to the router. Do I need to reset, reboot?
Reset. On the back of the router, next to the internet port is a reset button.
Hold it down for about 6 seconds and release (with the router powered on)
When the power button goes to solid green, check if the router is now broadcasting.
Is the wi-fi light blue or blinking blue now?
wireless is working again but still limited network from computer to computer
Are these Windows machines?
All window 10
Thanks. What is the message you get when trying to access a share?
Are they all in a Homegroup?
homegroup is available on all computer. I used to have it setup. I forget password ***** the computer that says it is the main just asks for password. That is why I am leaning towards network first. Anything to get them to connect. It seems that things started going worse after 10 was installed
You can do this. Click in the search area and type: identify and repair network problems
You'll see it at the top of the results.
That's a network troubleshooter.
If you've got one machine in a Homegroup but none of the others,
leave the Homegroup on that machine.
If the troubleshooter didn't provide any relief,on each machine,right-click the start menu button and selectCommand Prompt (Admin)At the blinking prompt in the black window type the following commands, pressing Enter after eachnetsh winsock resetnetsh int ipv4 resetnetsh int ipv6 resetipconfig /releaseipconfig /flushdnsRestart the machine and check the network status.
came up and said no problems. Tried to get on homegroup from computer that the message states to get the password ***** and it doesn't let you on.
It sounds like one of the machines has a homegroup created. Windows is able to detect that on
the network. That's why the request for a password. On each machine, right-click the start button and open Control Panel.
Open Homegroup. If there is a homegroup on the machine you'll see the option to leave the homegroup.
Once you're sure none of the machines is in a homegroup
on each machine,right-click the start menu button and selectCommand Prompt (Admin)At the blinking prompt in the black window type the following commands, pressing Enter after eachnetsh winsock resetnetsh int ipv4 resetnetsh int ipv6 resetipconfig /releaseipconfig /flushdnsRestart the machine and check the network status.
I know this is kind of a pain since you've got 4 machines.
all computers just ask to join the homegroup. Your proccess won't delete or reset my machine will it?
No. These commands reset the networking protocols.
If something's been corrupted, it will fix it.
Can you tell me the specific error message you receive?
Also, there were three versions of your router. V1, V2 and V3. Which do you have?
It should be on the label.
v2. Is that Windows 10 compatible? I don't get any errors the network just isn't always accessible from different computers. Just the internet is always there.
Well, that's a pretty old router. Here's the Netgear data sheet:
If you look on the second page under System Requirements you'll
see the latest version of Windows listed is Vista. Vista and Win 7
were very similar so it should work fine with that but on a newer OS, it
doesn't appear that's the case. You may want to consider an upgrade.
Run the commands above and see if that makes a difference.
i got around to all computers and restarted. homegroup is available to start back up now. Not all computers show up on all computers network, I need to look into those settings.
In order for the computers to be visible each machine needs to have something shared,
like a My Documents folder or similar.
If you put all the machines in a homegroup you'll have the opportunity to select what you want to share.
Things were looking better. I am still getting same homegroup message that one exists. getting router tonight. work more on it tomorrow.
Shut down the machine that originally created the homegroup. Take a look at the article below.
This seams to be a fairly common problem after a Windows 10 upgrade. Start with
trying this simple fix first.