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NETWORK MAGIC

Posted on 01/12/2010 5:14:23 PM PST by plinyelder

After fighting with my wireless connections between my Vista and my friend's Windows Seven pc, I discovered Network Magic.

I installed the trial version of the program which is up in two more days and now, I'm looking for a similar 'free' program.

Everything has run smoothly since I have been using the program 'but' I am really not in a position to shell out the $50.00 that it will cost after the trial period is over.

Hoping that someone has run across a similar program?

It would be well worth the cost if I could afford it right now!

It automatically sets up the connections between the pc's. Sets up file sharing and monitors everything!

If something goes wrong, (it hasn't), the program scans for the problem and solution and fixes it.

A wonderful program .. I just can't afford it right now.

Thanks Everyone

Network Magic


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: networking; seven; vista; windows

1 posted on 01/12/2010 5:14:26 PM PST by plinyelder
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To: plinyelder
I've never used Network Magic but what I've read of it is impressive. I believe there are two versions though: Essentials for $30 and Pro for $50.

Unfortunately, I do not know of any other tool that does what Network Magic does.

2 posted on 01/12/2010 5:32:18 PM PST by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: DesertSapper
"Unfortunately, I do not know of any other tool that does what Network Magic does."

I was afraid of that.

The program really is a miracle worker!
Right from the start, it set up and ran everything as smooth as silk!

3 posted on 01/12/2010 6:00:34 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: plinyelder

I guess I don’t see the point. I was able to set up the networking on my own with no problems. Convenience comes with knowledge.


4 posted on 01/12/2010 6:03:42 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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The problem is with the networking of Vista 64BIT with the new Windoze Seven 64BIT.

I had no problems when it was Vista and XP.


5 posted on 01/12/2010 6:08:41 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: plinyelder
What's the problem?

The cost of one "Obamahealth" prescription, or a week's worth of food would pay for it.

Quit whining!

6 posted on 01/12/2010 6:13:27 PM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: AppyPappy

I could, and did set up the connection but the connection kept dropping out and I’d have to run the windows analyze and fix networking program more often than not.

Not only that .. I’d show a connection 9 out of 10 times but couldn’t get to the internet.
(kept saying local connection only and would never find a reason why)
Network Magic set up and connected Everything .. Right off the bat and I haven’t dropped a connection since.


7 posted on 01/12/2010 6:13:46 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: Publius6961
"Quit whining"!

Thanks for the help.

8 posted on 01/12/2010 6:17:19 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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Cheap, Fast, Good ... pick two.


9 posted on 01/12/2010 6:28:42 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Something is seriously wrong when the .gov plans to treat citizens worse than they treat terrorists)
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To: plinyelder

I had no problem with networking my new Win7 64 bit and my son’s Vista 64 bit.


10 posted on 01/12/2010 6:28:50 PM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Born Conservative

I don’t know enough about networking to know When I’ve screwed something up.

I suspect that when I disconnected the XP 32BIT computer that was the wired access point and connected the windoze seven up to become the access point .. I screwed something up.

My Vista is on an adapter and That is the one that was giving me the problem.


11 posted on 01/12/2010 6:36:29 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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Wireless networking can be really easy, or a big PITA. One small thing can prevent you from success.

If you ditch the Network Magic and have to do it on your own, I would suggest checking out a forum for the brand adapter you have. I run a Netgear router and wireless adapter, and have fixed any of my problems by posting on their forum.

If it’s a Windows issue, I believe Microsoft has a similar forum for their software and OS’s.


12 posted on 01/12/2010 7:10:31 PM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Born Conservative

Thanks Born Conservative!

I have the Netgear router and adapter myself 8)


13 posted on 01/12/2010 7:45:17 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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To: plinyelder

http://thepiratebay.org/search/Network%20Magic/0/99/300


14 posted on 01/12/2010 8:11:16 PM PST by tlb
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To: plinyelder

Good luck. http://forum1.netgear.com/


15 posted on 01/13/2010 2:26:57 AM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: plinyelder

I have a Linksys router and a DSL modem. At least once a day the router and modem will not talk to each other. I have to go to the basement and unplug both the router and the modem. This reboots them, and then everything is fine for awhile


16 posted on 01/13/2010 6:19:55 AM PST by Bruce Kurtz
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To: plinyelder

Update the adapter drivers on both systems and update the firmware on the router. Most likely that will fix your problem with the dropouts, etc... Also, sometimes there is software that comes with the router that helps ease the kind of pain your seeing, you can probably find it on the Netgear website as well, which is also where you’ll find the drivers for at least one of your network cards and the firmware for the router.

Other than this, I would double check your firewall settings on the WAP PC and all other PCs connected to the WAP.


17 posted on 01/13/2010 6:32:11 AM PST by jurroppi1 (America, do not commit Barry Care-y!)
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To: jurroppi1

Thank You jurroppi1

I’ll try your suggestions.


18 posted on 01/13/2010 5:07:02 PM PST by plinyelder ("If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." Thomas Paine)
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