network password?


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Jeff

Just installed a new router for my home wlan.

When I try to access another laptop on the home wlan, it asks me for the
"network username and password". Not sure what it is asking for. The
combinations I tried were not accepted. Where do I find the username and
password combination it is asking for?

Thank you.

Jeff
 
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charlie

Just installed a new router for my home wlan.

When I try to access another laptop on the home wlan, it asks me for the
"network username and password". Not sure what it is asking for. The
combinations I tried were not accepted. Where do I find the username and
password combination it is asking for?

Thank you.

Jeff
The exact answer depends on the windows version as well as how you set
things up.
First of all, the router admin account user and password should be
changed from default.
Next, for consistency, the accounts you use should exist on each
computer, including the passwords for the accounts.
Finally, the router is likely "wide open" at this point.
Generally, you must also enter a "key" that you set via the router admin
account. The key is used by each computer to access the LAN.
(Laptops mean to me that you probably have a wireless LAN, and maybe
also an Ethernet LAN.)
Each computer should also have a unique name, even if its simple like
lap1, lap2, desk1, etc.

If you have mixed versions of windows, you will be using workgroup, not
home network.
 
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Sjouke Burry

Just installed a new router for my home wlan.

When I try to access another laptop on the home wlan, it asks me for the
"network username and password". Not sure what it is asking for. The
combinations I tried were not accepted. Where do I find the username and
password combination it is asking for?

Thank you.

Jeff
On the other computer? The name and password that one is running under?
 
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Big Steel

Just installed a new router for my home wlan.

When I try to access another laptop on the home wlan, it asks me for the
"network username and password". Not sure what it is asking for. The
combinations I tried were not accepted. Where do I find the username and
password combination it is asking for?

Thank you.

Jeff
If you can logon to the machine in question with a user-id and password
physically, then setup a user-id a psw on the machine so that you can
login into the machine from a remoter computer giving that user-id and psw.
 
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...winston

It is asking for the username/pw on the laptop (being accessed) associated with the Windows Logon profile that has administration
privilege on that same laptop.

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....winston
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Just installed a new router for my home wlan.

When I try to access another laptop on the home wlan, it asks me for the
"network username and password". Not sure what it is asking for. The
combinations I tried were not accepted. Where do I find the username and
password combination it is asking for?

Thank you.

Jeff
 
J

Jeff

The exact answer depends on the windows version as well as how you set
things up.
First of all, the router admin account user and password should be
changed from default.
Next, for consistency, the accounts you use should exist on each
computer, including the passwords for the accounts.
Finally, the router is likely "wide open" at this point.
Generally, you must also enter a "key" that you set via the router admin
account. The key is used by each computer to access the LAN.
(Laptops mean to me that you probably have a wireless LAN, and maybe
also an Ethernet LAN.)
Each computer should also have a unique name, even if its simple like
lap1, lap2, desk1, etc.

If you have mixed versions of windows, you will be using workgroup, not
home network.
Both laptops are Windows 7.

I've changed the default router's admin/password to something else and
have the router wlan protected with a wpa Aes pssphrase setup.

The other laptop is my wife's laptop and because she ever takes it
anywhere she uses it without a password to logon.

I've tried the password to access the router - that does not do it.
I've tried no password - that does not do it.
I've tried the password to access my own laptop - that does not do it.

Don't know what it wants.
 
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Jeff

On the other computer? The name and password that one is running under?
I's my wife's laptop amd because she never takes it anywhere it has no
password to start it and she does not use a login password.
 
J

Jeff

If you can logon to the machine in question with a user-id and password
physically, then setup a user-id a psw on the machine so that you can
login into the machine from a remoter computer giving that user-id and psw.
Not sure what you mean.
Both laptops are Windows 7.

I've changed the router's default admin/password to something else and
have the router protected with a wpa Aes apssphrase setup.

The other laptop is my wife's laptop and because she never takes it
anywhere she uses it without a password to logon.

I've tried the password to access the router - that does not do it.
I've tried no password - that does not do it.
I've tried the password to access my own laptop - that does not do it.

Don't know what it wants!
 
J

Jeff

It is asking for the username/pw on the laptop (being accessed)
associated with the Windows Logon profile that has administration
privilege on that same laptop.
That i what I guessed. But it is my wife's laptop I am trying to access
through the network. My wife uses her laptop as a "desktop" never taking
it anywhere. So she has no startup or logon password.

Both laptops are Windows 7.

I've tried the password I use to access the router - that does not do it.
I've tried no password at all because my wife does not use a password to
login - that does not do it.
I've tried the password I use to access my own laptop - that does not do
it.

Don't know what it wants. It is crazy.
 
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Chris S.

Not sure what you mean.
Both laptops are Windows 7.

I've changed the router's default admin/password to something else and
have the router protected with a wpa Aes apssphrase setup.

The other laptop is my wife's laptop and because she never takes it
anywhere she uses it without a password to logon.

I've tried the password to access the router - that does not do it.
I've tried no password - that does not do it.
I've tried the password to access my own laptop - that does not do it.

Don't know what it wants!

You have to setup a user on the laptop, any user name... add PW.
Then when you login, that's the user name and PW to use. Win 7
"feature"

Chris
 
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Big Steel

Not sure what you mean.
Both laptops are Windows 7.

I've changed the router's default admin/password to something else and
have the router protected with a wpa Aes apssphrase setup.

The other laptop is my wife's laptop and because she never takes it
anywhere she uses it without a password to logon.

I've tried the password to access the router - that does not do it.
I've tried no password - that does not do it.
I've tried the password to access my own laptop - that does not do it.

Don't know what it wants!
Then you use your wife's user-id and no psw to login on the machine. You
enter her ID with no password to login to her machine remotely from
another machine. That's also a bad situation on your wife's machine with
no password for her user-id on a wireless network. Someone can hack the
wireless, join the network and access that machine easily and other
computers on the wireless network too from that machine.
 
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Jeff

You have to setup a user on the laptop, any user name... add PW.
Then when you login, that's the user name and PW to use. Win 7
"feature"

Chris
I see. Will do.
 
J

Jeff

Then you use your wife's user-id and no psw to login on the machine. You
enter her ID with no password to login to her machine remotely from
another machine. That's also a bad situation on your wife's machine with
no password for her user-id on a wireless network. Someone can hack the
wireless, join the network and access that machine easily and other
computers on the wireless network too from that machine.
Understood
 
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Chris S.

Big Steel said:
Then you use your wife's user-id and no psw to login on the machine. You
enter her ID with no password to login to her machine remotely from
another machine. That's also a bad situation on your wife's machine with
no password for her user-id on a wireless network. Someone can hack the
wireless, join the network and access that machine easily and other
computers on the wireless network too from that machine.

No PW is not going to work. Win 7 requires a PW for remote access...

Chris
 
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Char Jackson

OK. Will create one.
Thanks.
Good idea, but just because you add a password doesn't mean your wife
will have to enter it manually. You can have Windows enter it
automatically, if you'd like, when the system starts up.
 
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Char Jackson

You have to setup a user on the laptop, any user name... add PW.
Then when you login, that's the user name and PW to use.
His wife already has a user account, although at the time of this
writing it didn't yet have a password associated. He could use that
account, (after adding a password), rather than creating a new
account.
Win 7 "feature"
This behavior has been around since long before Win 7 was on anyone's
radar.
 
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Char Jackson

Both laptops are Windows 7.

I've changed the default router's admin/password to something else and
have the router wlan protected with a wpa Aes pssphrase setup.
The router is a completely separate animal, generally not related
whatsoever to what you're trying to do here.
The other laptop is my wife's laptop and because she ever takes it
anywhere she uses it without a password to logon.

I've tried the password to access the router - that does not do it.
Nor should it. See above.
I've tried no password - that does not do it.
Nor should it. A password is required. Add one.
I've tried the password to access my own laptop - that does not do it.
Nor should it. You're trying to access a remote computer rather than
your own. You need to supply credentials for that remote computer.
Don't know what it wants.
It wants the name of a valid user account on the remote system, which
can be your wife's existing account or an account you set up
specifically for remote access. In addition, it wants the password
associated with that account.

In your case, or perhaps in your wife's case, you can add a password
but configure Windows to enter it automatically during system boot.
Your wife won't have to learn any new behavior and you'll be able to
access shared content from across the LAN.
 
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Jeff

The router is a completely separate animal, generally not related
whatsoever to what you're trying to do here.


Nor should it. See above.


Nor should it. A password is required. Add one.


Nor should it. You're trying to access a remote computer rather than
your own. You need to supply credentials for that remote computer.


It wants the name of a valid user account on the remote system, which
can be your wife's existing account or an account you set up
specifically for remote access. In addition, it wants the password
associated with that account.

In your case, or perhaps in your wife's case, you can add a password
but configure Windows to enter it automatically during system boot.
Your wife won't have to learn any new behavior and you'll be able to
access shared content from across the LAN.
That is what I did. Added a password and everything worked just fine. I
had assumed that since she did not need a password to access her laptop,
neither would I but apparently Windows 7 requires a password for remote
access.

Thank you for your help.
Jeff
 
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Jeff

His wife already has a user account, although at the time of this
writing it didn't yet have a password associated. He could use that
account, (after adding a password), rather than creating a new
account.


This behavior has been around since long before Win 7 was on anyone's
radar.
Thanks Char. A logical requirement but one I was not aware of. I had
assumed that since she did not need a password to access her laptop,
neither would I but apparently Windows (logically) requires a password
for remote access.

Thank you for your help.
Jeff
 

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