Windows 7: unable to connect multiple windows user accounts on 3gLocked
I’m very frustrated with Windows 7!
I have been using a Sprint mobile broadband USB data modem for over a year now.
I had a home network of 3 client pc?s connected to a router via Ethernet cables.
I had the modem plugged into my computer. (XP Pro) The other pc?s running XP home.
I had multiple users accounts on my computer. 1. Admin, 2. Mine (I use to keep from having admin security issues) and others for my children.
As long as my computer was turned on (no user had to be logged in), all the other network computers could access internet.
Everything was great until I bought a new system for myself this spring.
It is not a brand name computer. (None of my computers are) I had it put together at a computer shop.
Reluctantly I let the tech talk me into purchasing Windows 7 Pro instead of XP Pro. I went with the 32-bit for compatibility with my older programs.
I was able to set up (with some minor frustration) a new home group network using the same setup as I had before.
I managed to get all 4 networked computers connected to the internet as long as my new computer (with the modem) is turned on, logged in to my user, and connected. (Not the admin)
My main issue is:
On my new computer I have 3 users set up. 1. Admin, 2. Mine (I use to keep from having admin security issues) and 3. A dummy user for others to connect to the internet. (Because unlike my original computer (XP Pro) which only had to be turned for everyone connect to the internet this one has to be logged in and connected for others to access the net) But for some reason only 1 (my user, not the admin) will connect to the internet. The admin and dummy user won’t. (Even if I have my user logged in and switch users) Also when I do switch users and go back to mine I have to reconnect)
(The admin originally was able to connect)
I am very frustrated. Please help!
(I hope I explained my problem with enough detail)
I have run all of the trouble shooting scans and it keeps coming up with no problems could be found.
The error message when I try to connect is: error 678
I also don?t understand why the modem continues to be powered up even when my machine is off. (It would turn off when my old computer was off)
MS Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
Intel Core i5 CPU 661 @ 3.33GHz, 4.0GB Ram, NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 graphics card