Sorry, our crystal balls are out for repairs and I am not good at Tarot cards ... but maybe Boo has improved on his palm reading skills? Can you please send us a picture of your hand palms? Maybe the layout of the lines will tell us more. I will also tell my secretaries to dance around naked ... this usually is quite inspiring for us admins here and we then come up with tons of "fresh ideas", some of which even include Linux ....Quirrel wrote: One of the network management programs has an option on it to automatically detect proxy and that worked. I can't remember what distro it was on or what network manager it was. Any ideas?
Was that Windows machine issued by your employer? And was it configured by your company's IT division? That would explain a lot ...Quirrel wrote: At work on the other hand .... My windows laptop at work plugs into the network fires up and connects everytime. No problems with network printing or access to the internet.
Sounds like they use NTLM authentication for all their connections. Is your Windows machine a member in their domain? Do you authenticate via a Windows domain controller? There you go. Besides I seriously doubt you're supposed to plugin your private equipment into your company's network ... see above. If they wanted you to do that they'd implement simple "out of the box" standard DHCP and not bother with such things ...Quirrel wrote: Any ideas as to what the problem is?
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