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Ethernet Cable and Router compatibility

Question: Ethernet Cable and Router compatibility

Please excuse my inexperience first off. I'm in the process of getting a new router up and running. Replacing a D Link WBR-1310 with a ZyXEL VSG1432 which is supposed to also have an integrated modem. So I'm having some problems getting the new set-up running. I'm sure that it's me not having things hooked up correctly since I'm losing two separate peices in lieu of one bigger piece. The main thing that has me concerned now is that the Cat 5e cables that were pre-installed in my house (which run through the walls to all the bedrooms plus living room) will not "lock" into place in the routers Ethernet ports. They will slide in so far, but won't lock and the corresponding lights on the router stay dark. Are the connectors on Cat5 cables different from Ethernet cables? Or is that router designed for Cat6 cables and are they different? Any insight would be appreciated.

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Answer: Ethernet Cable and Router compatibility

They are cat5 which should be the same as Ethernet.
Are you pushing the cables in far enough and you may need to depress the 'tab' on the cables as they can be tight.
Also they may be upside down compared to the old ones.

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I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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I live in an apartment on the 2nd floor. The Router is on the 1st floor. So the WIFI signal is really low therefor its barely usable. The landlord gave me a WIFI Repeater to extend the connection/signal. But I cant place the repeater closer to my room because it needs to reach the router?s WIFI signal to be able to repeat it. Because of that it didn?t make much of a difference. So I have an old router and I tried connecting the router to the repeater using the Router to Router method via Ethernet cable. It worked for some time and then an error would pop up DNS cannot be found. Rebooting the old router helps but it?s not a permanent fix, because after awhile the error shows up again. At this point I tried twitching with the settings but no success. I tried searching to find a solution and I asked on some known tech forums as well but again I found nothing. Now I?m thinking of using a network switch to be able to have a LAN connection on my laptop and computer, because the repeater only has one LAN port. So will it work if I'll connect the repeater to a network switch via Ethernet cable? If it would, can I connect the switch to the old router via Ethernet cable?

I want to say thank you in Advance!
 

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).

Thanks
Silverado
 

Answer:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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I recently bought a laptop and wanted a wireless router which would allow my laptop and the family pc to connect to the internet at the same time. We were advised to buy the D-link wireless ADSL2+ router and the assistant said my laptop would pick the signal up automatically and the pc would do this through the usb device included. When trying to install the router the instructions state the ethernet cable must be connected to the pc, which is proving difficult as the phone line etc is down stairs and the pc upstairs. We bought this package under the impression that NO wires whatsoever have to be connected to either computer, just a wire from the router into the phone line via the d-link split box provided. Is it at all possible to have the router plugged in downstairs but still sending the signal to the pc upstairs, without a wire all the way up the stairs? Or will the router need to be connected to the pc via this ethernet cable? Also, if I only owned my laptop, would I still have to have the ethernet wire plugged into it as this sort of defeats the purpose of wireless internet and a portable computer!!! Thanks for any help.

Answer:d-link router/ethernet cable

D-Links are one of a vast majority of brands that MUST be connected via RJ45 cable in order to configure the router for the first time.

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So this morning I was planning to reset my router because my internet was feeling a bit laggy. Omce i did, its lights turned on except for the ethernet light.
It was working perfectly last night

Ive tried resetting the router a few times with no results
ive ran the Windows troubleshooter with it recognizing that:
The Local Area Connection adapter is disabled: Detected
Enable the wired network adapter: Not run

help?
 

Answer:Router isn't recognizing ethernet cable

Have you unplugged and replugged the cable in at both ends? Do you have a second cable to test?
 

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This may or may not be a dumb question.MY PC has no NIC card. I have a wireless USB network adpater installed. I also have a wireless router powered up and ready to go. Can I configure the wireless router without a physical ethernet connection between the pC and the router?Both adapter and router are USR. I'm sure I did this on another PC with 3Comn kit previously...CheersRobin

Answer:Configure router without ethernet cable?

I have a netgear DG834G that is connected to a pc through cable. also have a wireless laptip that i can access the router software by entering the IP address of the router software.I am sure that it can be done, provided that you install the USB wireless drivers correctly.

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I have a wireless router and adaptor, I have given up with the adaptor and I want to know if I can link my 2nd PC to my wireless router via a ethernet cable?Also if I can what do I have to do with regards to configuration, software, setting etc?I am over 65 and not up with all the jargon you yougsters use, so any help in idiot form please.Jimbob

Answer:Wireless Router to Ethernet Cable?

model of your router please Jimbobsn.

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Hi,My children just got 2 laptops wireless ready, I'm going to purchase Netgear Wireless ADSL G DG834PN from talktalk, my question is can I connect my Dreambox receiver with an Ethernet cable to this router ?without having the headache of setting the wireless network? I have no problem with connecting my box to wired router.Thanks

Answer:Wireless router and Ethernet cable

Yes wireless routers have standard ethernet sockets too. 4 on the Netgear you're getting.

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My main computer runs Vista, and accesses the internet via broadband (btinternet, with BTHub5 router).  This works fine.I have an older computer, running XP, which used to have a dial-up connection to a now defunct ISP.  Can I connect this XP machine to my router via an ethernet cable?  I have fitted the cable between the XP machine and the router, but the machine is still not connected.  Is there something I need to do with the software on the XP, or is it not possible to connect like this?Thanks for any help.

Answer:Connect XP to router via ethernet cable?

Yes...In XP you have to setup the connection from scratch in Control Panel...Network Setup Wizard i believe it's called.

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Hi,
my incoming internet connection is with Ethernet cable (when i plug it in my laptop internet works fine), it is possible to plug ethernet cable and share internet connection with this ADSL modem http://cmcnet.en.made-in-china.com/product/GoUJMYWFfyVd/China-Thomson-Speedtouch-ST585-V6-54mpbs-4-Port-Wireless-ADSL2-Modem.html ?
Thank you for your answers.

Answer:Is it possible to connect ethernet cable to dsl router ?

Looking at the specifications, it would appear so.

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I was on here last night trying to get my laptop to connect to wireless internet. I'm still working on figuring that out with the person I bought the laptop from and I may end up purchasing a wireless card, but now my question is:

Can I connect to the internet right now by using an ethernet network cable plugged into my computer and into the D-link router which my desktop computer already accesses the internet from?

I plugged it in but nothing happened.
 

Answer:Using an ethernet cable to connect to wireless router..

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I have a Netgear router (WNDR3400)

I have 1 desktop pc (netgear software installed on this)

I have 2 laptops

All 3 pc's are running Windows 7 pro

I need to change the Network Key (password) on the desktop.

Then I need to know what has to be done so both laptop pc's will connect without an ethernet cable.

Answer:Need help to connect laptops to router without ethernet cable

The manual that came with the Wireless Router has all that information. Basically you put the Router's IP address in your browser's Address bar, looks similar to 192.168.1.1 but last two numbers may be different, hit Enter and should open the page to your Router's Setup. You may need the user name and password, also provided in the manual. Once in you can go to the Wireless section to set up a password or change it if already there. You can also change the Network name but remember it.
The manual:
ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/WN..._23MAR2010.pdf

Then when that is done you fire up the Notebooks and click the Wireless icon in the Notification Area, should show your Router and click to log in with the password you set.

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Hello,

This is my situation, in my living room I have to 2 computers and a switch to allow them both to access the internet. In my room which is about 50 feet away I have my computer which is connected to the router with a 50 feet ethernet cable.

I recently got a new computer in my room and thinking between the following:

Buying a router, placing it in my room and connecting both computer thru that router.
- Any downsides to having 2 routers in home? any conflicts I might run into? Would I have 2 diffrent default gateways? (I'm kind of confused on this)
Buy another 50 feet ethernet cable and run it thru.
Buy another NIC for the current PC in my room and connect the 2 pcs via ICS.
-With this both pcs will have to be turned on in order to receive a connection to the internet.
Any other suggestions?
Thanks.

-Sorry about the picture.. I'm not the best artist.

P.S
I plan to be using the second PC to install linux on and mess around with some networking. Win Server with Win client, Linux server with win client, etc. Thanks.
 

Answer:Choose between buying another router Vs. 50' Ethernet Cable

Looks to me like you have a router/switch connected to a modem in the living room-- is that correct? If so, then I might suggest leaving everything as is and adding a switch in your room and connecting both computers in your room to the switch. Use the existing ethernet cable to connect the switch in your room to the router. You can get a switch for about $10 to $30 on sale; maybe cheaper if you shop online.

I did something similar in the past and it worked very well. I would avoid ICS because I have always had problems with it every now and then (it would work for a while and then require some kind of intervention to reconfigure again). I gave up on ICS a long time ago, but you are probably a lot more savvy than me and it might work OK for you.

I don't know about using two routers. I thought that I would someday run an ethernet cable to a small workshop area and, via a switch, just play around with a couple of computers and other OS's. I like to try out new linux os when they are released-- I just find it interesting (and challenging).
 

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HiI can not download a driver for my Micronet sp907gk, as there is not one for Windows 7. I am trying to make my network secure by connecting to the router with an ethernet cable and can access the admin page. however, once there, I can not work out how to enable the security. I have downloaded the manual but it only explains how to do it by using the driver. is it possible to enable the security without the driver and if so how do I do it? thank you.

Answer:enabling security on router via ethernet cable

When you have connected to the router setup, look for a section named wireless settings or similar wording. Now look for an SSID (network name) and change/create its associated Security Key.

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Hey, I just want to say thanks to anyone who gives me any help and sorry for the termonology just I'm not the best with computers. So here is my problem, I have a router(lynksys WRT54GS.) I currently have a wireless connection set up and I was wondering how could I set up a connection through an ethernet cable. I have the cable connected from a port in the router to the computer I'm using now. Sorry for the question (sounds stupid when I read it over,) but like I said I'm not the best with computers.

So can anyone tell me how to get the ethernet cable as my main connection instead of wireless and how I could set it up?

Regards, Jack.
 

Answer:Help setting up connection through ethernet cable on my router

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Hi, all

I really hope someone can help me with this before my head implodes. I've had dial-up for years but AOL said they could give me a broadband-quality internet service with a Speedtouch wireless router and an ethernet cable. They sent the equipment through, I set it up on one laptop at home and it worked fine - miraculous, in fact, really fast. So then I tried to set it up on my partner's laptop. Ran the installation software, and it got to the point where you connect the laptop (an Advent) to the router, and it said it couldn't connect. The ethernet cable was securely plugged in at both ends but no ethernet light was displaying on the router. I called AOL and they went through everything - the laptop has an ethernet card and the [netware??? - sorry, I really am a total beginner] seemed OK, ie didn't have any little crosses or question marks beside it when we looked at in in "systems information". So the AOL guy said I might need a new ethernet card. But I don't see how that's the problem, if there's already one in there and it seems to be functional!

I'll probably go try to buy an ethernet card but this has already cost me quite a bit (mostly in phone calls to AOL) and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas, or can confirm that buying the new card is my best option.

I really appreciate any help you can give
 

Answer:Trying to connect laptop to router via Ethernet cable!

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hi, i have set up belkin router connected to net with ethernet cable...but when cable is removed..i lose connection to internet..message comes up saying " cable unplugged"..i need to get it set up so as i can use laptop anywhere ( only laptop no other pc's...any firther help/advice as to why would be greatly appreciated..have tried all other previous suggestions in other post's...so many thanks in advance

Answer:router connected by ethernet cable.but fails when

So you are wanting to use it wirelessly?I presume it is a wireless router and your laptop has wireless capability? Sorry if that sounds like a dumb question but had to ask first of all.Did you set any security on the belkin router when you set it up?

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I have a LaserJetprinter with a bad USB port, and I want to connect it directly to my laptop using the ethernet port. Since there is no internet at this location, I have been using the USB port.

If I connect the printer directly to my laptop what type of cable do I use (crossover?) and what kind of port settings do I use (TCP/IP?) and how do I set this up correctly?

Answer:how to connect printer via ethernet cable with no router

Hello,

The easiest thing to do would be to but a small 5-Port switch. The newer ones are auto-sensing so you can use either a crossover or a stright through cable.

If your PC doesnt get an IP address from a DHCP Server like a router then you will need to assign a static IP address (i.e. 192.168.0.1). You will then need to set a static IP Address on the printer which is in the same range (i.e. 192.168.0.2).

How to set a static IP on Windows 7 (Steps 6 to 10) :
Setting a Static IP Address in Windows 7 - PortForward.com

Hope that helps.

Dave

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I have had Windows 10 for a while and haven't had this problem until today. My connection was fine until I woke up this morning. I have tried updating my drivers but none are corrupt and are up to date. I have tried several solutions and looked at many videos and I cannot find a fix. Can anyone help?

Answer:My Ethernet cable nor wireless detects router.

Hi Dez37, welcome to the forums. Go to start, search and type cmd right click on the returned command prompt and select run as administrator, at the prompt copy paste:-

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) Please post the notepad outcome here.

Also go to start, search and type devmgmt.msc, press enter, device manager will open, expand the tree under network adapters, tell us what you see.

Try a power cycle, turn off the modem/router and remove all power to it, turn off your computer and remove all power to it (if a laptop take out the battery) with the power off press the computer start button for a second, this will drain any residual power, leave the computer off. Now repower the modem/router and wait until it acquires all lead lights. Once this happens repower your computer, test your connection now.

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I have recently bought a Belkin g+ router to connect my main computer downstairs to one upstairs.I have gone through tutorials/guides and it has told me to connect via an ethernet cable. It does not register with this at all, but does with the USB cable. I have tried to contact blueyonder broadband support and they said they do not support Belkin. Can anybody help me with my dilemma please? This has been driving me crazy for ages.Thank you

Answer:BELKIN G+ Router -problems with ethernet cable

ok I understand you have a Belkin Router is this a ADSL Modem Wirless router ?You have a PC downstairs and another upstairs.What is the upstairs pc ? is it a Laptop with built in Wireless ?Going back to DS PC, I take it were talking WinXP Home or Pro ? please advise.

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.
 

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.
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I ran about a 50ft ethernet cable today. The intent was to have the cable run from my cable modem to a wireless router. However, when I connected the router, it wouldn't connect. When I connect one end of the cable to the router and the other end to a computer, everything works fine. I've confirmed it be working on two computers. I've also tried two different router, neither of which were able to establish a connections. I've double and triple checked the connectors and they're both right. Both routers work when connected to the modem with a shorter cable. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
 

Answer:Solved: Ethernet cable not working with router

Is your cable configured as a straight through or crossover cable?
 

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Sounds very simple, however, my PC isn't connecting to my network via Ethernet connection directly from the modem. Re-started PC and modem, changed the settings in control panel>network & Internet>network sharing centre>change adapter settings by amenending Internet protocol 4 properties with manual IP addresses and after another restart, no network still cannot be found and Windows cannot find a solution or identify the problem. Last solution I thought of was creating a new network connection, but again no luck. Modem and Ethernet cable are new and have inspected for damage just encase. I'm using Windows 7 and this was fine until yesterday.

Answer:Ethernet cable or Broadband Router issue?

Who is your ISP have you checked to see if they are having problems. Is it a wireless router and how old is your PC. Are you receiving any DNS problems. manual ip address have you tried setting it to automatic. And have you changed the DNS address as well.

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Hi
I have my business premises and home on the same property (100m apart) and have the phone line and fibre broadband to the business office only. I don't have a phone line in the house and just use my mobile phone for calls.

Recently when doing some repairs around the house I fitted a CAT6 cable to the house so I can get a hardwired broadband connection but now I want to have a wireless signal in the house. I,ve already messed about with trying to boost the signal from the office but the distance is fairly large and I live in an old house with fairly thick brick walls which only gives me a weak signal.

I,ve now connected a Philips SNA6500 router (One I had spare) up to the cat cable coming into the house into LAN 1 and took a patch cable out of LAN 2 to the computer. This seems to working well and I now have a good wireless signal in the house and the PC is hardwired too.

However the signal has no security and therefore I,m guessing anyone passing and neighbours have access to free broadband! How can I apply a password to the network.

The router I,m using only has 4 LAN connections and a ADSL socket. Would something with a WAN socket sort the problem?
 

Answer:How can I apply a password to router getting it feed from an ethernet cable.

Use WPA2-PSK or WPA-PSK encryption with a strong passphrase.
 

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Hello folks,

This is not exactly Windows 10 issue but a networking issue that I need some help with.

I am in a situation, where I need to use ethernet cable connection but there is no physical ethernet port to connect to, but there is ample wifi. I have this pocket router, Amazon.com: TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, Up to 150Mbps, USB Powered: Computers Accessories which I think can be used for this purpose. I just want to confirm, it is indeed possible.

Many thanks in advance.

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I've got two devices connected to my DSL modem/router - my PC and xbox, with the modem/router sitting midway between the two in the middle of my house. I'm about to install a Boxee box beside the xbox but I only have one ethernet cable running to that area which is plugged into the xbox. How can I share this cable between the xbox and Boxee and still be able to see my PC on the same network? I've had a router between the xbox and the modem before but it meant the xbox and PC couldn't see each other. The xbox and Boxee will never be using the connection at the same time - is there some kind of KVM-style network hardware that I could use or would an ethernet switch do the same thing?
 

Answer:Connecting two devices to a modem/router on one ethernet cable

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or would an ethernet switch do the same thing?
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YES
 

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Our house was pre-wired with cat5e cable to all rooms but we have never tried to use them until we had fios installed this week. Each room has an outlet with 2 rj45 and 2 coax. The Fios router was installed in the closet next to the wire distribution center and when I plug in the cat5e cable (with an rj45 connector ) into the router nothing happens - no light on the router indicating that it recognizes the connection. The ethernet connection in the room has the same result - the pc, laptop and xbox 360 all were all connected and none of them recognized the ethernet connection. I pulled out the outlet plate in the room and the cat5e cable is numbered the same as the cat5e cable on the other end in the wire distribution closet, and I see that they have split the cat5e wiring for ethernet and phone, 2 pairs to one rj45, one pair to the other and left the brown pair out, which sounds right based on what I have read online about splitting cat5 wiring for phone/ethernet into an rj45 connector? But, the online instructions also say that each end of the cable should match, and the connector that goes into the wireless router has all 8 wires attached to the rj45. I would really like to take advantage of the ethernet wiring in the upstairs rooms so that I don't have to buy a wireless card for the pc and the xbox, but am not sure about how to check the rj45 connections. I borrowed a cable tester from my neighbor and it shows a red light which indicates a problem, but I don't k... Read more

Answer:cat5e cable won't connect to ethernet port in router

You don't need a cross-over cable. A hub, switch and router are similar devices; you do not use a cross-over to connect a computer to any of those. That's the easy part.

You are correct that you only need 4 wires for ethernet (gigabit = 1000 Mbps, however, uses 8). If the correct 4 wires are connected at each end, and they are not broken in the middle somewhere, they should work.
 

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I have a D-link WBR-2310 wireless router connected to a ZyXEL P-600 series modem. Everything worked fine untill a couple days ago when I had a power surge; since then the wireless router won't show on the modem that the ethernet cable is plugged in, and I get no wireless or DSL internet. I called the internet service provider, and they told me to reset both the modem and the router, which I did and it worked fine for about an hour; then it didn't recognize the cable again. I thought maybe it was the ethernet cable itself so I bought a new one, and it didn't correct the problem. When I hook any of the cables up directly from the modem to the labtop or the pc the ethernet light comes on and I have internet connection again. Why doesn't my router recognize the cable? Thank you in advance for any advice!!!!!
 

Answer:Wireles router not recognizing ethernet cable in the WAN port

Why doesn't my router recognize the cable? Click to expand...

Your fine trouble shooting has isolated the problem to the router. It is defective. To try to prove me wrong leave it unplugged for a couple hours and then reset it to factory default settings. If still not working get another router.

By the way, pretty sure the ZyXEL P-600 is a modem/router combo. So if the only problem with the WBR-2310 is the WAN you could still use it as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHC... Read more

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i have my router upstairs but have an ethernet cable run from this downstairs into my lounge which is for the tv. i cant get a wifi signal on my phone in the lounge so was wondering if there is anything i can plug the ethernet cable in the lounge into to give a wifi signal.
Lee

Answer:can i get a wifi signal from ethernet cable which is connected to router?

You will need an access point downstairs

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Hello folks,

This is not exactly Windows 10 issue but a networking issue that I need some help with.

I am in a situation, where I need to use ethernet cable connection but there is no physical ethernet port to connect to, but there is ample wifi. I have this pocket router, Amazon.com: TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, Up to 150Mbps, USB Powered: Computers Accessories which I think can be used for this purpose. I just want to confirm, it is indeed possible.

Many thanks in advance.

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Ok, so I have one computer and printer connected via ethernet cables to a wireless router which connects another computer wirelessly via usb adapter.

Now I have another computer that I want to connect to the same internet connection on another port in the router, however when I connect the cable from the third computer and the router nothing happens and I still cannot connect. The thir computer is using windows xp home and the other two are using windows xp professional.

Please help. I've tried creating a new network connection, but that did not work.
 

Answer:Connecting computer to internet via router and ethernet cable help

We need a more detailed description of your wireless router and USB adpater... in fact all the equipment you want to work together.... list how everthing now connects together.
 

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Hello,

I have an annoying problem with my pc running Windows 7 Ultimate.
Till I connected my pc(which is a desktop without wi fi adapter) to internet using a ethernet cable and a wi fi router I had no problems. After that, randomly, but especially when browsing the internet, the computer freezes and I must restart it.

I have to mention the fact that if I connect my pc to internet using directly the cable from my ISP ( a pppoe dial-up connection) everything works fine.

All the drivers are from windows update(my Windows is genuine).

What do you suggest?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows freez while connected via ethernet cable to router

Hello kenobi .... post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. If there is no crash dumps, that is OK .... the other information will help us to have a closer look to your system.

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Hi, I hope you can help - I am trying to connect a ZyXEL P660HW Wireless ADSL Modem router to my Windows XP SP2 desktop computer. I have had various problems but have now managed to get my LAN connectivity back and this is telling me my LAN is connected but the LAN socket on the router is not lighting up when I connect the ethernet cable into the back of the PC.

When I try to connect to the internet via the router nothing is happening and I get the following message after running network diagnostics:-

Error attempting to validate Winsock base providers:2

Not all base service provider entries could be found in this winsock catalog. A reset is needed.

I have run several winsock fixes, they all tell me the catalog has been repaired but I am still getting this error. I have re-set the router (several times) and have configured the IP address and default gateway. I can connect to the internet using my Speedtouch modem with no problems at all.

I have run out of ideas - please help!!
 

Answer:Problems connecting wireless router via ethernet cable

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Laptop running Windows 7 no wifi to Netgear48 Router I hope someone can help me with this problem please. A new Netgear 48 wireless router was set up some months ago. It works fine on 2 tablets, 2 cell phones (all Androids) and one desktop computer (Win7) All of these will work without the need to be connected to the router, however, my laptop running Win 7 will not connect to the web unless the Ethernet cable is connected between laptop and router when it then works without a problem. I have tried troubleshooting and this has failed to produce a solution and have then checked out the dependency services and got error messages which I cannot correct and really do not understand what they mean. I am aware that these three services are interdependent and if one of these is wrong the other two won't play nicely. However, these only appear to affect the wireless side of the router as no problems are experienced when wired up. These are the details: Peer Name Resolution Protocol Properties (On local computer)Service Name: PNRPservStartup Type: AutomaticService status: stoppedLog on as: Local System Account radio button selected the rest of the screen is emptyAllow service to interact with desktop blankDependencies: This service depends on Peer Network Identity ManagerThe following system components depend on this service: Peer Networking Grouping, PNRP Machine Name Publication ServiceRecovery: Not attemptedAttempted to start the service and got this error message:"W... Read more

Answer:Netgear48 wireless router ethernet cable reqd for laptop

Further to my earlier query, I have checked those dependencies again, this time with the router plugged into the laptop, I got internet connection as expected, but the same errors were still there as noted previously, whatever is preventing me connecting to the internet wirelessly, it cannot be in that area. When the previous router, a Belkin, was setup I used the desktop computer as the main one always plugged into the router with the laptops operating wirelessly. I do not know if this is important, am blundering around trying to find a solution without a clue what to do next. Any ideas?

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Can't connect to internet, error message says check ethernet cable. Have not changed cable or replaced cable so not sure why no connection. Router is connected (all other computers with Wi Fi works). The router and computer have lights on the ethernet ports that are lit up showing connection. HELP?

Answer:Can't connect to internet, ethernet cable connected to router and comp

Try resetting everything by powering off - router, modem, PC

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.
 

Answer:Solved: help setting up a netgear router without ethernet cable connection

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Hi,

I bought a new router to connect to my cable modem, so that I could share through USB. It's a Netgear WNR2200, the N300 range. I was trying to find out how to set the two of them up, and stupidly followed the wrong instructions, setting the IP address to 192.168.1.100. (yes I've tried typing that into browser, tried typing the old one, tried routerlogin.net and .com. Then I tried resetting the network adapter (following threads by people who had the same problem) by doing the following in elevated command prompt:
ipconfig /flushdns
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int reset all
netsh int ipv4 reset
netsh int ipv6 reset
netsh winsock reset
And then a reboot.

I've tried resetting the router, by holding the pin in and letting the test light flash for a good 20-30 seconds. I've tried turning it off, waiting, turning back on. I've tried restarting in safe mode.

What can I do to connect to this router again so I can restore the proper IP? I don't have another laptop I can use.
 

Answer:Can't connect to router via ethernet cable. Flushed DNS, reset net adapter. Help!

After you reset it to factory defaults its LAN address is set to default. Connect a Windows PC to it and show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

[Press ENTER after each command.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I've got a problem with my NETGEAR DG834G router in that it works via ethernet cables with the laptop, however whenever I try to connect to it wirelessly it doesn't show up in the available networks lists. (I've also tried to find it with my blackberry but have the same issue - several other local wireless networks are shown so I don't think it's an issue with laptop / phone).

I've downloaded the latest firmware, and have held in the button at the back of the router to re-set it. I've tried disabling any protection in the router admin pages (192.168.0.1) and this rarely works but has on a few occasions, but then stops after about 2 minutes, and then you wont be able to find the network wirelessly no matter what you do.

I've got windows vista on the laptop - don't know if this makes any difference?
 

Answer:NETGEAR DG834G router not broadcasting wirelessly but works with ethernet cable

Hi Mate,

Double check that you have the most upto date firmware installed and that it is correct for your router.

I know you said you have already done this, but double check what version the router is, from memory I recall my old one being V4 but foolishly I used the V5 software thinking it was the latest and it caused all kinds of weird sh*t. - So download the latest version of software for your version of the router if that makes sense?

Make sure as a test you have the wireless security set to open for the minute. Change the SSID to something memorable but avoid using "Test".

Download this program http://www.netstumbler.com/ it's free and it will give you more indepth information than your Vista or 3rd Party wireless controller e.g. Dell such as what channel it is broadcasting on, accurate signal strength etc, the amount of noise.

Update your drivers for your laptop and try again. If symptoms still persist post back with the following info

- Make and model of laptop, also is it an internal wireless card? I assume so, but if it is an external one tell us the make and model.

- what version of NETGEAR DG834G is it? Look on the bottom, should be V4, V5 or something like that.

- Is it that the actual basestation isn't discoverable? Check that the SSID is actually broadcasting e.g. Wireless Conection (Enabled) or ticked etc.
 

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Whenever I unplug from the router and go upstairs, I can't connect to my wi-fi. The problem also persists downstairs unless I am connected by ethernet. It's been happening for about 2 days. At first the wi-fi would jump in and out randomly and quickly but now it simply wont connect. Is it a virus or how can I fix it?
 

Answer:Wifi doesn't connect unless directly connected to router by ethernet cable

You might just need to restart your router / WiFI AP to resolve that issue.
 

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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Answer:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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Hi Folks,

I'm really hoping that you'll be able to help me out here. I've been trying to sort this out for a few weeks now (should have asked for help earlier I know). The set up I have is a Toshiba Satellite A100 running XP Media Center Edition and an HP Pavillon Desktop also running XP Media Center Edition. I have a cable modem which is a Castlenet CBV600E and a router which is an Encore Electronics Wireless Broadband Router.

All was working brilliantly, for 6 months until a number of things happened. The laptop got a couple of trojans and generally annoying malware on it and the broadband speed was upgraded to 4Mbps (I'm in Gozo, Malta, that's good for here!). Since then the desktop will connect fine through the modem and through the router (although through the router the speed drop by about 1/3, but that's another issue), but I can only get a stable connection for the laptop by plugging it into the modem via usb.

If I connect the laptop to the router by wire or wirelessly then the speed drops to 481 kb/s download speed, 148 kb/s upload speed and the pings rise to 385 ms (just tested on speedtest.net). If I leave the connection then the speeds will decrease until pages do not load at all and the pings rise to the 1000's ms. This can take from a couple of hours to 10 minutes. If I turn everything off, leave it off for a few minutes and start it all back up again the connection returns at a useable level for a little while, then degrad... Read more

Answer:Solved: Problems connecting laptop to modem and router via ethernet cable but usb ok

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Hello:I've been having an issue with my Dell XPS Desktop (Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V Ethernet card).
When I connect this server to my router by an ethernet cable, all other other computers connected (Hardwired or Wifi connected) disconnect themselves from the internet. I get the same response when I connect to the Wireless Wifi as well.
It happens only with this Desktop running Windows 10.
I was told to change the DNS address to the OPENDNS Addresses - I tried and I had no luck. I do not have the Ethernet card or the Desktop in powersave mode. They do not go to sleep when idle.
Can someone please make any suggestions. Any input from your end would be very much appreciated.

Kennedy

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Answer:Bluescreen of death everytime I insert an ethernet cable into an ethernet to usb 3.0 adapter on my xps 15 9550

RforRyan,Who is the maker of the device? Which hub are you using?

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So I am considering installing some Ethernet jacks around the house and I had a question about the wire needed. After reading around it says I might have to use CM rated cable or better for in wall installations which is fine except for the fact I can only find that type in 1000 foot spools (I only need about 100 feet).

Do I need the CM or better rated cable? If so, any ideas as to where I can get two 50 foot cables without having to buy the spools?
 

Answer:Question about ethernet cable needed for new ethernet jack project

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10208&cs_id=1020812&p_id=2158&seq=1&format=2
 

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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??
 

Answer:Sony vaio wont recognize cable modem or ethernet cable?

you need drivers , for the devices with a yellow ! - possibly the chipset
its possible the hardware is damaged , because of the water issue

however, post back the exact sony model and windows version and can look for drivers - should be on the sony support site
 

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Stupid me...I was walking away from my Lenovo y570 and the ethernet cable got caught up around my leg, so I yanked it out of the PC. The metal thingy was busted so I pushed it back and put it in place with a pair of toothpicks. However, the ethernet cable goes out just enough to disconnect me. Can I buy only that metal part, if that's in fact the issue why my cable goes out just a little? I saw just a litle plastic thing that broke off too, is that the thing that keeps the cable locked (can I improvise and how)?My job is on the internet, so it brings the food on my table, please dear people, tell me if there's anything I can do? (HELP) 

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Hi,

A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

Answer:Lost connection to Internet. Using Cable modem, ethernet cable.

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Hello there, i've just built my pc installed all new drivers from mobo and the ethernet cable is plugged into the mobo but windows 10 tells me i still need to connect a ethernet cable into the pc... i do not know what is wrong and i can't see an option in my bios of ethernet cable? if anyone can help i would be really appreciative.

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Hi, I have a brand new Dell Precision Workstation with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I have not been able to connect to networks or the internet. It does not recognize that it is plugged into the network/internet via an ethernet cable. The computer has a Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet adapter which appears to be detected and running normally. However it says "network cable unplugged" even though it is fully plugged in. Does anyone know of a solution or what the problem may be?

Answer:Network cable unplugged message when using ethernet cable

Is that your only connection? What is your network setup? Are you running through a router or a switch?

Try another cable. That one may be bad.

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Hi there,

I have a desktop with Windows XP (SP2 32-bit) and a Dell Laptop with Windows 7 (64-bit). Both have one Network Interface card each. Desktop's NIC is connected to a cable modem for internet. I wish to run internet on both the systems, for that I bought a USB-to-ETHERNET connector and an ethernet cable, so that I could connect USB end to the desktop and the other end (with ethernet cable) to my lappy, and could be able to share internet connection. The USB-to-ETHERNET connector came with an installation cd which I have installed already and I have setup the whole connection but unable to share the internet connection. May be there is some configuration problem or so.. Internet is running fine on desktop. Please help...
Thanks in advance..!!!

PS- I am able to connect both the systems by connecting ethernet cable to both NICs.
 

Answer:networking using USB-to-ETHERNET connector and an ethernet cable

Upgrade the XP to SP3.

Then show for both systems ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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My ethernet port has been not been working for a few months. I go to my networks and there is no ethernet adapter listed...only a wireless adapter. Also, it does not show up in device manager. I reinstalled the driver and then restarted my computer. My ethernet port worked for a little bit, but when I used my computer the next day it did not work, and the ethernet adapter was no longer in device manager. Anyone know what's up?
 

Answer:Ethernet port won't recognize ethernet cable

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The pc ethernet port has worked 100% up to this point. I'll just tell you what happened, Somehow, the tip of the speaker connection managed to get stuck in the green port.

After reading about what to do online, i opened up the pc and managed to open the back of the sound ports and push out the tip with a paperclip. But when I started up the pc again the ethernet cable wasent being dectected.

I've tried the cable out with the laptop and it works 100%, i've also tried a different cable into the pc and that isint being detected either (works 100% with laptop).

The drivers should be upto date. I had to remove the power supply cables from the inside of the computer to get at the sound ports , maybe i didnt put them back right? What cable controls the ethernet port?

I'm a bit lost, the lights on the lan port dont light up either.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Ethernet cable not being detected. Cable works on other pcs.

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I have a cable modem attached to a network (router, cascaded to other routers - different vendors routers but it works / to attach 10 computers). The PCs use a lot of data/bandwith part of the day and works well, generally, but the cable modem sometimes has outages and its important we get network working again. We have no IT support. So thank you in advance for any direction you can provide.

I also have a DSL line/router that is not attached to anything (except it provides wireless).

Question: Can I just swing the cable from the cable modem over to the DSL router and expect internet to work?

I tried it one day and it worked, but we had very limited usage.

I tried it another time when the cable modem/internet failed - and it didn't seem to work. The usage was much higher so I don't know if the amount of data or the required "handshake" would take longer. or what...can you advise. This is just vanilla internet connection. No VPN or such. The applications can be shut down and reopened. But we would rather not have to reboot the PCs.

Second question would be: if I have both DSL and Cable Modem sitting next to each other - can I attach both so they can both be used and provide back up.
 

Answer:Can I just swap Ethernet Cable from Cable Modem to DSL?

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So I work at radioshack and this older lady came in earlier today with a question of a usb-ethernet cable. Now, knowing that they are very different standards I said that such a cable without a bulgy adaptor would be impossible. But, supposedly she had gotten one here (radioshack, not this store specifically)

Am I thinking correctly? We carry a usb network card, but nothing with just a cable.

-------

So then we went into why she needed this and she says shes got a laptop and frequenty goes to hotels (sales agent of some kind or retired, she was older) and has no way to connect. I got "why not just use the ethernet *port*" and she goes "dont have one". And I go "any laptop new enough to have a USB port should have an ethernet port" and she goes "well its about 10 years old and only has one USB port" and I go "well 10 years is marginal for USB anyway, but it should still have an ethernet port"

So am I right on that? I would expect any sort of laptop to have *some* sort of networking capability. I know anything made in the 21st century is going to have modem/ethernet, and likely 802.11x, but before?

I asked if she gets a chance to bring in the old cable (if she finds it), and/or the laptop so I can look at something that old, but Im trying to verify my knowledge. Doubts suck.
 

Answer:USB->ethernet cable and laptop with USB but not ethernet

I had a Thinkpad T21 (I think that is what it was) that had USB and no etherent, so that is not an uncommon situation.

And any USB -> ethernet would need more than just a cable.. but she may have had one that was fairly small, as the chips can be tiny, and I suppose someone could build one into a slightly oversized RJ45 plug.

==>Lazn
 

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Like the title says, is a crossover cable needed to connect a cable modem to a router? Or will standard straight through work? Or either?

Thanks
 

Answer:Crossover cable need to connect cable modem to router?

Many times a standard straight-through cable will work just fine.
 

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ok right now im ON xp...and when i setup XP my cable modem worked instantly...didnt need to install anythign but when i had windows 98 my cable modem didnt work...and i went to the site to get drivers for 98 and it says this
PCX1100U

Datasheet (PDF)
User's Manual (PDF)
USB Driver for Windows XP, Windows 98SE, Windows ME and Windows 2000*
USB Installation Instructions

*Please note that USB Networking is not supported on the following operating systems: Windows 98 First Edition; Windows 95 or any earlier version of Microsoft Windows or DOS OS's; Macintosh Unix/Linux; and IBM OS/2


i dont have win98SE only win98 and i want to run win98 on this cpu again because XP interferes with my soundcard....anyways is there anyway i can get my cable modem to work with 98 because im about to format and install 98 but if i cant get ont he internet there is no use
 

Answer:cable modem - OS compatibility

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Hello. I would like to know if this cable NGFF m2 is compatible with my m2 ssd port ? http://www.gearbest.com/laptop-accessories/pp_229358.html    Thanks. Slt.

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/715999-using-2-routers-same-time.html
 

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).
 

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Hello all.I interresé through yoga 13 "I wonder if it is possible to "create" a port rj45 with Lenovo USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter If yes, what would be the speed of the connection?Thank you for your answers.

Answer:Compatibility : Ethernet Adapter Lenovo USB 2.0 and yoga 13"

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hi to everybody,i'm entirely new to this forum and that's my first post. my problem is that i have bought the sweex mo250 adsl/modem router and i want to plug 4 pc's on it.the first two pc's have the realtec 8139 pci fast ethernet adapter and they connect properly via the router to the internet.the other 2 pc's have another model of realtec the rlt pci 8169/81100 family gigabit ethernet adapter and they appear the message : "network cable unplugged". By using control panel i can see that the pci adapters are properly installed without having problems or conflicts, so i wonder wheather there is incompatibillity between the simultaneus use of these two models with the specific router. or should i assume that they are dammaged? i have not made any experiments by using other pci ethernet cards.all pc's use the win xp pro v2002 os.i would really appreciate any help and oppinions.thanx Chris

Answer:realtec ethernet adapters compatibility with sweex

Check the Realtec 8169/81100 Ethernet adapter is not set to run at Auto or 1000Mbps as router will only run 10/100MbpsIf not sure if on how to check the Lan card setup do the followingStart-Network Connection-Local Area Connection -PropertiesAt the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed-click Configure- Click-AdvancedIn the box listed below click Connection Type ? In the value box change the setting to100 base Tx Full Duplex.

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basically i need to setup an additional wireless router to my isp's cable modem / wireless router combo, but they deny me access their modem page. maybe a long post, bare with me. heard this site was the place to go for this type of question. all help is appreciated!

i switched ISP's about a year ago, and when i tried to access my router page to port forward i couldn't get in. so i called and they explained they have their own password on their router so user's cannot change any settings. i tried to explain how this doesn't work for me an was basically told to bad. i said fine, can you just forward a port for me then, he said nope, "these routers don't have that capability" which is bullshit. i said ok i'll just reset it my self and use the default passwords, and i did, and withing a day or 2 tops the settings get switched back and im locked out again.

im in a 2 year contract so can't just back out, my ratio has been dropping on sites and need it for security system. i sent a msg to the staff and explained my situation, and we figured if i got my own wireless router, they cant do anything right?

so i just picked up a wireless router, its a d-link DIR-605-L, i thought i was just going to hook it up to the modem like the old days before isp's had the combo's, then realized it may not be as easy as it sounds. especially if i cant get into their router page.

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Answer:Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Access

Re: Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Ac

i got the wireless router working, but im having alot of trouble port forwarding now. (some please answer, i got a paralyzed arm and takes me forever to type all this shit)

when setting up the router i noticed the box that i thought was for the phones only is actually the modem (arris tm602g) it says telephony on it, and had a spot for a phone line and tv cable wire, i pulled off a sticker and there was an ethernet port there. i tried setting it up direct but couldnt get it to connect. so the motorola sbg901 must just be the wireless router.

i hooked everything back up, then installed the new dlink dir-605L router like i normally would. after setting it up, it works great. i can connect to whatever wireless router i want. i have 4 or 5 pc's not including iphone and tablets, im no genius but everyone else in the house dont know how to copy and paste (literally) so i'd like to keep both routers, and use the new one just for me and my settings.

will this interfere with me being able to port forward? i've done it 1000 times on old routers and its pretty basic. but for whatever reason ive tried everything for hours and i get no where. im beyond frusterated.

i setup a static ip
i used
192.168.0.115
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides
192.168.0.1
8.8.8.8

i just went to the status section and it has
LAN: 192.168... Read more

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My question is if you switched off the NAT feature of a cable internet modem would it compromise the security of the router where the router could be hacked, irrespective if you have a good computer firewall or not?
 

Answer:If you switch off NAT for cable internet router does it compromise security of router

Technically pure NAT is not in any way a firewall. Typically NAT and firewall go hand in hand on consumer networking gear though.

If you are still using a firewall then no, turning off NAT won't put you at more of a risk.

Are you talking about a router behind a modem or a modem/router all-in-one?
 

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So I'm considering buying an Ultrabase docking station for my X201. Lenovo offers three different kinds of DVD burners for the Ultrabase. I don't see any real differences amongst them. Can anyone chime in? Also, Lenovo's DisplayPort to DVI-D is $25, monoprice has an adapter for $10. Monoprice states that their adapter is passive, and requires the DisplayPort port to be capable of delivering DVI signals. Is this the case with the Ultrabase or do I have to buy Lenovo's adapter? Thanks.













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Answer:Ultrabase + DVD burner + cable compatibility

what do you mean by 3 different kinds of dvd burners?
 
the lenovo dp to dvi-d is also passive. Yes they can deliver the dvi signal from the ultrabase. 

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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

Answer:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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so, most ADSL or cable providers give you a modem / router that also functions as a firewall.

If I add a router from say Linksys EA3500, which was owned by Cisco

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...6&cm_re=linksys_ea3500-_-33-124-496-_-Product

does it offer better network security? Exactly what extras does it offer?

If not, who's buying these routers while every cable / ADSL provider all gives you a modem / router in the 1st place?
 

Answer:does brand name router gives better security than router from cable provider?

To answer one of your questions - people buy their own because even though the cable company lets you use one already, there is a fee for it in your monthly bill.
 

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

Answer:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a 10.0.0.1

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If so, how can I configure any settings on the router? I tried connecting this router directly to my Cable modem and some limited connectivity problem pops up saying Primary DNS server cannot be found.
 

Answer:Can my unserviced DSL router be used as a router to my Motorola cable modem?

probably not, apples/oranges.

dsl uses phone lines which means you have/had dsl with your phone service.

cable uses coax cable to the modem and tv in my case with roadrunner, also provides digital phone service.

the cable comes in and i use a splitter for the modem/with phone jack for digital phone service and to the router/computers, both wired and wireless.
 

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My question is regarding our needs for a router/routers.

Our current setup consists of an ethernet broadband router (where everything plugs in) in the "main box" that holds all of the wiring that then goes throughout the house into the bedrooms/den/kitchen desk via cat 5 wiring.

At each of those room locations you can then plug into the wall (cat5) for internet/phone/etc. We have many items that use wifi (iphone, tablets, roku and laptops) so we have plugged a wireless router into the cat 5 jack in the den, then plugged the desktop computer in that room into the wireless router. The rest of the items are used wirelessly throughout the house.

Well our broadband router up in the "main box" we think is going bad (guess is its 8 yrs old). Our internet lately has been patchy, slow and needing to be reset often. Upon speaking with our ISP, they say the connection to the dish on the deck from their tower on the neighboring hillside is "excellent", so we are thinking it must be the router installed when the home was built.

My husband logs on to his work computer from home with gotomypc.com and works on (enormous) spreadsheets, so we need speeds to be fast to keep his sanity. Our current service is 4mbps.

Now my questions finally, 1) do we need the 2 routers i.e. the broadband router in the "main box" with a wireless router in the den or can we do everything we need with one router in the "main box"? The "main box" is ... Read more

Answer:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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Hello, wondering if I could anyone could help me out.
My father used to have SBC DSL and used a 2WIRE-wireless router. He liked being able to have his computer connect to the internet downstairs and connect by access point with his laptop upstairs. Well he moved and now has DSL through anther phone company(www.NETNET.com) He now connects through a ethernet router. Not sure how to use the wireless router as well as the ethernet router? Thank you for anyone who takes the time to help out!
 

Answer:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

Can't he just use the wireless router and not the ethernet router?
 

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It is obvious to me that USB2 cables are fundamentally different from USB3 cables in that there are additional conductors in the USB3 that don't exist in the USB2 cables. Obviously, those wires have a function; but, I also assume one could use a USB3 cable for a USB2 device without a problem.

Is that true? I know it seems obvious; but, I just want to be sure.

I'm about to order a small number of USB cables for stock and it seems logical to stock only USB3 cables if this is true.
 

Answer:Solved: USB2 and USB3 cable compatibility?

This pretty much covers it,,,,,,,,,,,,,
http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/usb_3_explained.html#USB_Backwards_Compatibility
 

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Hi I just ordered this Western Digital Hard Drive with a high speed female port for the micro b end of a USB cable, picture at this link:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_213_602&item_id=063330

I am wondering, can I plug a non high speed male micro b plug into that port, which would be like plugging in just the half of the port...it sort of looks like it was designed for that but am checking first. Cable picture at this link:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1340_1418_97&item_id=040817

P.S: I know it comes with the high speed cable, but I need a Y USB cable for it to work with my console. And the cable pictured is available to me now.
 

Answer:USB Cable to high speed port compatibility.

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Hi I just ordered this Western Digital Hard Drive with a high speed female port for the micro b end of a USB cable, picture at this link:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=15_213_602&item_id=063330

I am wondering, can I plug a non high speed male micro b plug into that port, which would be like plugging in just the half of the port...it sort of looks like it was designed for that but am checking first. Cable picture at this link:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=1340_1418_97&item_id=040817

P.S: I know it comes with the high speed cable, but I need a Y USB cable for it to work with my console. And the cable pictured is available to me now.Click to expand...

Are you sure it's micro and not mini? Micro connections are for cell phones. All of my external computer devices (hard drives, optical drives, etc.) have mini (NOT micro) "B" female connections.

USB 3.0 is backward compatible with USB 2.0.
 

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I need to buy an ARRIS TM502G and quite paying the ridiculous rental fee per month to Comcast. I just want to know for certain that the one I buy will work. So, the actual numbers on the modem I now rent say TM502G/CT-8. Does the "CT-8" mean I must find one with CT-8, or will it work since it's the same otherwise?
Thanks so much!!
 

Answer:Solved: Cable Modem replacement and compatibility

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Greetings,
 
I come in complete frustration with my computer situation.  I have a feeling I messed up from the start 
 
and this might be something that can't be fixed.  In a nutshell, my notebook Windows 8 system crashed, it 
 
just would not boot starting "out of the blue."  I didn't make a recovery disc (bad) and its out of 
 
warranty.  So I thought Vista would be an easy install over it, not knowing that there are now hardware 
 
issues with "older" operating systems and the new hardware.  I was able to install Vista and SP1 and SP2 
 
on it, but I'm getting the dreaded "Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an 
 
error while attempting to install it.   Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0).  
 
"This device cannot start.  (Code 10)"  I've seen this addressed on forums but I can't get any solutions 
 
to work.  I have downloaded the latest Realtek driver.  I also tried a tip which others seemed to make 
 
work which was to download the latest drivers from Realtek, and the Diagnostic, and from those files, 
 
move the .inf files to a new location and point the driver updater to that location.  That didn't work.  
 
So I'm wondering if Vista is just incompatible with this, and I will have no choice but to go back to Win 
 
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Answer:Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC and Vista compatibility

You can get that driver here.
 
Vista and Server 2008 Auto Installation Program (SID:1669851) 106.4 2014/7/25 5939k
 
Edit: Sorry for this post. I read your post and understand that you have already downloaded this driver. I must be brain dead.
 
Go to Device Manager. Right click the Network Adapter. Select Properties. Under the details tab, select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Copy and Paste the first line of text in your next post.

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I need to run an ethernet cable from my TV to my router. There are a lot of cables available with RJ-45 plugs, but I have very little room around the jack in my TV, and most of the available plugs have a stiff collar that sticks out about an inch from the panel. That won't do.

Can anyone recommend a cable that doesn't stick out so far?
 

Answer:Looking for the right ethernet cable

What about a cable such as this one?
 

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At the moment I have PC connected to Broadband with ethernet cable and laptop connected wirelessly. Going to do away with PC and get another laptop. Does one of them have to be connected with ethernet cable, or can they both be used wirelessly. Probably a silly question, but I'm not too savvy with networking yet.

Answer:Do I need to use ethernet cable

You can connect them both wirelessly, but probably best to connect the new laptop with the cable first time then go wireless

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Question: Ethernet Cable

I have a cable Router and I am running Win XP Pro SP2. I am buying a 500 gb External hard drive which is network capable and I believe I have to buy a network cable to connect it to my router so I can run it on my network. Could you please tell me what sort of cable I need as I havn't a clue. Thanks very much in advance.

Answer:Ethernet Cable

As far as I'm aware you only require a standard ethernet cable, similar to that used to connect your PC to the router.

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Question: Ethernet cable >.<

ok i just formated my pc and for some reason its not decteing my ethernet cable its in the back and the little light is glowing but i cant go on the internet??? helpp
 

Answer:Ethernet cable >.<

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Question: Ethernet cable

I was going to buy some ethernet cable through NewEgg and it says "Cat5 Patch cable " is that the same as the regular ethernet cable?
 

Answer:Ethernet cable

Yes.
 

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Question: Ethernet cable

I am thinking of joining Talk talk broadband and phone.My friend has it and he has to connect the modem using the Ethernet cable. The trouble with this for me is that my wife uses that cable to connect her xbox360 to the computer, how would i get around this. or would I have to go wireless modem route.Thanks

Answer:Ethernet cable

is there a usb port

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is it possible to connect a router to the bt filter with an ethernet cable rather than a normal line connection

Answer:ethernet cable

I don't think so because they are different sizes and the Ethernet port is designed to go into a PC or games console such as Xbox or PS2 anyway.

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Question: Ethernet Cable??

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812609051

Can someone confirm if thats an ethernet cable. I'm not too familiar with these things. I'm not sure even if its called an ethernet cable. I need a cable for my internet upstairs to down stairs and I need the wire that fits in the back of my motherboard, and under "Network Connections > Local Area Connections > Speed > 100mbps"

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OO I have broadband (Verizon FiOS), if that is an important fact
 

Answer:Ethernet Cable??

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Hi, can some one please tell my why, when my cable is plugged into my pc & router, I only have the yellow light on & not a green light? i have been loosing internet signal, it goes & comes back usually with a reboot, would the cable be the cause if both lights aren't working? I am running on xp. PS have also tried another cable but no difference.thankssue

Answer:ethernet cable

The only cable that has any effect on your actual internet connection is the ADSL/phone cable.

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Can I use ethernet cable with wireless laptop. Would that give me quicker connection

Answer:Ethernet cable

Yes and yes

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I bought a New Ethernet cable because my other one broke and its in my router and computer anxiety can't find out how to add the connection Please help

Answer:Ethernet cable

Josh, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them. If I understand your problem correctly, your Ethernet cable broke off in the port on your router.  Is this correct?  Does it still have the clip on the cable or is this what broke?  If you could attach a picture it would be helpful.

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getting a new dell pc what type of ethernet cable to i need the pc spec says 10/100 ehernet lan and the cable needs to connect between only the pc and my modem,thanks

i have seen one on the tesco direct site it says it has rj45 connectors i have no idea if this is appropriate though
 

Answer:which ethernet cable do i need

You'll want a Cat5 or Cat5e cable with RJ45 connectors. It's a very common cable and available in several lengths and colors. You can get one just about anywhere these days, even places like Wal-Mart and many drug stores.
 

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Question: Ethernet cable

My grandson has received his new desktop with Windows 7 Premium 64-bit. He wants to connect it to a modem/router that already is connected to his dad's desktop (there are open ethernet plugs in back of the modem/router.
He would use his Windows 7 computer when his father was not using his Win XP computer. They have DSL connection with 1000/380, I believe.
Our question is, what type of ethernet cable should he use. We were just going to Radio Shack and buying an ethernet cable, but someone told us there are different kinds of ethernet cables. Someone else told us it doesn't matter what ethernet cable you buy as they are all the same.
Can anyone help? What type (model #. etc.) of ethernet cable should we buy?
 

Answer:Ethernet cable

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Hello. I found a cable that at first looked like a regular CAT5e cable but when I pulled it out off storage box it had a USB Plug on the other end. What does this do?
 

Answer:USB/Ethernet Cable?

I have seen such a cable used with Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to go between the UPS unit and the computer. It is used to let the computer know the status of the UPS. The particular ones I have seen have a 10 position plug, instead of the normal 8 position plug used for Ethernet.
 

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Question: Ethernet Cable

I have a Dell laptop and use Windows Vista. I had to re-install the OS after it crashed and ever since I did this the laptop will not recognize the ethernet cable. The portal lights up when I plug it in but it never connects to the internet. I can access the internet fine with a wireless connection. Do I need to download a certain driver? I know the problem isn't with the cable or modem as I am using it right now on my work laptop. Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Ethernet Cable

Probably need to download the LAN driver
for your model from dell website support section.
 

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Hi can anyone tell me if you can get an ethernet cable that can be used as usb port ?Ive tried everything else pcmi card,usb port If so can someone please send me a link Hope thats clear enough

Answer:Ethernet cable with usb ?

try here click here and see if this is what your wanting

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Question: ethernet cable

I am utterly confused.I have had wireless internet up and running for about three years.My isp is aol.Most of the time i'm happy with the service although it can run slow at times but then that happens to them all, doesn't it?My confusion started with probs about a fortnight ago when i couldn't connect.After lots of conflicting advice there was an announcement that thee had been a server problem and things started working again-at least i could login to internat but not use aol software.I ignored this thinking I'd sort it out when I had time.So yesterday i rang aol helpline and after 2nd call was back online-they said the software was corrupt.I uninstalled and re-installed and everything was working fine.I put pc into hibernation came back a few hours later and it wouldn't work.Rang aol =they said it was a server prblem and I'd be able to connect after 15 mins.I tried ,I couldn't.I tried every hour for 54 hours and i still couldn't.Rang back this morning and they said i needed a new ethernet cable because the one i'd been using wasn't an ethernet cable-but how had the wireless been set up in the first place if I was using the wrong cable?any ideas

Answer:ethernet cable

I take it that you don't have the ethernet cable attached! Did you tell AOL that you were using a wireless connection?

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