Unable to connect to internet when using the Guest User account

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  1. brighs

    brighs

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    I am unable to access the internet when logged in under the guest user account. I am using a Verizon broadband card to access the internet which works just fine when logged in as a regular user. Is there a setting that needs to be changed in the setup of the guest account?
     
    brighs, Aug 31, 2009
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  2. brighs

    Guest Guest

    You don't want to use the Guest account anyway. The Guest account is a
    special system account, not one meant for when you are feeling hospitable.
    It is disabled by default in Windows XP, Vista, Linux, Unix, and OS X for a
    reason.

    From TechNet:

    "The Guest account is intended for users who require temporary access to the
    system. However, if this account is enabled, a security risk may exist
    because an unauthorized user could gain anonymous access to the system
    through this account."

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418978(TechNet.10).aspx

    So if you enabled Guest, disable it now and create a Standard/Limited
    (Vista, XP Pro/XP Home) for your visitors. Call the new user account
    something like "Visitor".

    Malke
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    Guest, Aug 31, 2009
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  3. brighs

    Guest Guest

    What Malke said.
     
    Guest, Aug 31, 2009
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  4. brighs

    Guest Guest

    -Hi there, -
    -I'm having the same issue with WM on my laptop. I can only use Windows
    mail as 1 user. As any other user, WM doesn't "see" my internet
    connection, and prompts me to connect although I'm online. I should
    mention that both user accounts I'm using ARE admin level, not guest
    accounts- so I don't think that is part of your problem...-


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    bentmallet
     
    Guest, Sep 4, 2009
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