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I have set up my Linksys wireless network and am thrilled with its ease of use (after mucho problems with Dlink) but have one little issue I cannot find a fix for.

I set up my laptop as the second computer on the network and have initialized my main account and everything is working fine but I cannot get the "guest" account to talk work.

I gave the guest account "administrator" privaledges thinking that would do it. I also followed the full "configure the PC" instructions a second time to get all the settings the same but no luck.

Anyone have any ideas.

Also when doing the "configure the PC" thing the second time it set up a second "network Connection" and Icon on my task bar but the second one shows "network cable unplugged" even though I am not using it and using the first one which works (proof is this post).

SHould it have set up a second "network Connection" simply to run a guest account? And how do I delete the second "network connection" and get it off my task bar?
 
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No you dont need a second connection to use guest account you can click my computer network connections right click the connection you dont want to use click disable.
 
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If xp or 2000 pro you only need ONE connection. windows doesn't care how many accounts you have on the machine it will always use that one connection.... the reason you are having problems is that windows may be trying to connect to the first "Connection" it sees... which looks like its the broken one.

If you are running xp open up control pannel >network connections and delete any icons that have "Bridged" in the description... the only connection that should be in there is 1 wireless connection. also open up that connection by double clicking it...click properties and then "Tcp/IP...." make sure both "Obtain .... Automatically" raido buttons are checked... then click ok ok ok and try again...
 

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matrix1000 said:
If xp or 2000 pro you only need ONE connection. windows doesn't care how many accounts you have on the machine it will always use that one connection.... the reason you are having problems is that windows may be trying to connect to the first "Connection" it sees... which looks like its the broken one.

If you are running xp open up control pannel >network connections and delete any icons that have "Bridged" in the description... the only connection that should be in there is 1 wireless connection. also open up that connection by double clicking it...click properties and then "Tcp/IP...." make sure both "Obtain .... Automatically" raido buttons are checked... then click ok ok ok and try again...
I am running 2000 and not XP. Anyway I am unable to delete the first network connection and it stays on my task bar. It is disabled though. Is there no way to remove it?

This account obvoiusly uses the enabled connection as I am able to type this but the guest account seems to default to the disabled one as I get a "not connected error" there. Any suggestions?
 

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bump.

I communicated with linksys (my router provider) via email and they suggested it was a problem with my wire card connection (also Linksys) and its account settings. They suggested that I needed to set the cards access to allow the guest and other accounts access but they did not suggest how I do this...Any ideas are appreciated???

btw...I checked in "My Computer"..."wireless connection" and could not find any User Account info.
 
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