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Old 12-10-2005, 05:59 AM   #1
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I'v got a wirless network set up and my laptop connects to it fine, but when I try to add it to the actual network (as in file sharing network) I have a problem.

As soon as I launch the network set up wizard I get this :

"Cannot complete the network setup wizard.

The wizard detected that this computer belongs to a domain, therefore you cannot use this wizard to set up a network".

The laptop already has a vpn connection set up, could this be the problem?

Please help me as I can't print from the laptop wirlessley. The printer doesn't have a print server but is shared from my host computer which therefore acts as a server. Printing wirlessley from my other computer works fine so therefore its not a router problem just a laptop one.
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Old 12-12-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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The wizard detected that this computer belongs to a domain, therefore you cannot use this wizard to set up a network".
You need to remove the laptop from the domain that it apparently is a part of. To do this: Right-click My Computer>>Properties>>Computer Name>>Change (to rename this computer or join a domain). Select workgroup and clear the name listed in domain. Restart pc ... good to go.
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Old 12-14-2005, 01:51 PM   #3
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I don't want to do this, as I need the domain aswell, is their a way round this?
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go to the properties of tcp ip if you have previously joined a domain, there should be a tab at the window where you configure the ip address that says alternate configuration. If you click this tab there is a place to enter an aternate ip address that your notebook will use if it can not obtain an ip address using your domain / dhcp. You will want to put in a static ip that your wireless home network uses.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:46 AM   #5
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also fill in all the rest like subnet and gateway ( the router ip) all except for wins, that is for pre DNS os like 98 , leave blank.
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:39 AM   #6
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Will I still be a member of the domain if I do this?
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