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Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Question: Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:
Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:

I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.

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Answer: Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also 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:


[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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I have recently sorted out the wireless connection of a child's laptop to a wireless printer. It works perfectly. Howver, the parent's, wired, desktop computer does not now print. No changes were made to the desktop , which was working fine before this.. I am not at the location now but are there any ideas why this should suddenly occur. Both computers are running XP.

Answer:Wireless printer not printing from wired computer after connection by wireless lapto

Wireless printers can be connected both by USB and wireless simultaneously. However, I have come across many that say they should but don't do so easily. Sometimes they have to be setup wireless first then USB and others vice versa..
In my opinion, it is probably the best option to add the printer to the desktop through the network. Then there should be no problems with setup. Hope that helps..

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I've got a regular desktop pc and a laptop. Both are running Windows 7.

If both machines are wired, file and printer sharing works like expected. If the laptop is on the wireless, things go sour...

The machines don't see each other, I can't ping the laptop from the desktop or vice versa. Strangely enough, if I ping the desktop from the laptop by IP address the desktop will reply. At that point the desktop will see the laptop too and sharing (file, printer & media) works fine. But if the connection is idle for a couple of minutes they won't see each other anymore.

I've tried all kinds of things: disabled IPv6 on both, reconfigured file and printer sharing, disabled the firewalls on both. But none of these changes have had any effect whatsoever. I have also tried to give everything the same name (SSID, workgroup and network name on the desktop) but that had no effect either.

More info:
- Wired and wireless clients are on the same subnet.
- The router is a Linksys WRT-350N
- AP isolation is disabled
- uPnP is enabled on the router

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?

Answer:Solved: wired-wired file sharing works, wired-wireless doesn't

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My girlfriend is currently having some issues with her network. We had a lot of issues on the initial install, but I think those have all been sorted out since her wireless internet was working fine for about a week. This morning, she could log and chat in AIM, but could not open any websites via Firefox or IE. I had her restart her comp and then all of the internet went away and she couldn't even connect to AIM anymore. She bypassed the router and connected directly to the internet (her apartment provides internet via numerous ethernet ports throughout the rooms, there's no modem) via the port in the wall and still nothing. It shows that there's a local connection, but no internet. She lives with two roommates and neither one of them were home at the time, so she couldn't check to see if they were still getting a signal. I believe they are because one of her roommates appears to be on Facebook at the moment.

Anyway, I did a bit of Googling and came across some similar issues and the problem seemed to be a virus, spyware or her firewall. She's currently running an AVG computer scan while she's at class to check for viruses and I'm going to have her install Ad-Aware to check for spyware when she gets back. Are there any other suggestions anyone can give me? At this point in time, I have no idea what the issue is and it's sort of stretched to the limit of my networking knowledge. I'm working on getting some more information as to w... Read more

Answer:Wireless and Wired Networking Issues - AIM Works, No Websites

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I'm having problems addressing an issue with my small home network. The issue seemed to arise every once in a while and disappear, but it's been stuck like this for months.

When I wire the computers together via Cat5, they recognize eachother immediately and I can browse through the drives that each share with eachother.

When I connect via the wireless network, all access to the share drives goes away. I'm still getting shared internet access but the computers refuse to recognize eachother.

"File and Printer Sharing" is on for both's something a little more complicated than that.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Networking Problem: Wired Works, Wireless Doesn't

Do you have a firewall on the systems? You'll get a different IP address from the wireless than you do from the wired connection.

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I have a dell desktop that is connected to the internet through a bridged westell modem and a linksys wireless router. This computer recently had some virus/spyware/malware trouble so I downloaded some protection and scanned and auto cleaned the PC. Now the dell desktop can't connect with the router let alone to the internet but my wireless network is fine.

Things I've already tried:

People have suggested that I may have deleted some of the NIC drivers in the virus scan and indeed in the device manager the NIC icon had an added exclamation mark. Therefore, I've re downloaded and reinstalled the driver and the device manager icon is now back to normal. Unfortunately, the internet still doesn't work.
I really need help.

Answer:Internet works for wireless but not wired

Have you tried connecting another computer to the router by ethernet or used another cable just to elimate those as possible problems?
You might try uninstalling the NIC, then reboot the computer and let it rediscover and reinstall the NIC. Sometimes just reinstalling the drivers witout removing the device from the system doesn't work.
Other than that, I am not sure what to suggest right now.

Information that would be helpful.
Computer make/model and OS.
NIC make/mode and driver verision and date.
Router make/model
Are you using DHCP on the router and is TCP/IP set for autodetect or are you using static IP addresses?

Copied from JohnWill post.
When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

NOTE: For the items below in surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous command output!

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Please note there is a space between the T and - and also G and /



PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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

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I have adsl modem connecting my computer (Wired) to the broad band through BT line. ISP is Gio-Internet. I want wire free broad band network to my Laptop.My broad band modem is 'Zoom' and there is a spare RJ45 connection.Please advise what hardware I need to connect the two machines.

Answer:wired and wireless broad internet networking

try this link. Also run a search for wireless in here - there are several other links posted. I think this months mag also talks about here

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H'Okay, So I'm trying to hook up the internet to two computers.
One computer(windows vista) is wired straight to a router.(This one--> )
The other(Windows XP) is hooked up to one of those stick-internet-recievy-thingies. (This thing: )

So, the one with the stick thing works all nice and dandy, but the one that's hooked to the router won't work. A pop-up thing comes up and says that both computers have the same IP. But, I thought that was supposed to be how it worked with a router?

So... I have no idea what to do about this. : S


Answer:Internet problem, wireless works, wired doesn't?

All devices on a network must have a unique IP address. If you have assigned one or both a static IP address then change it/them. If both are using dynamic addressing then shut them both down and unplug the router. Then plug in the router followed by booting the computers.

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This problem appears to be a variation on the hardy perennial "foo" doesn't have a valid IP configuration" problem.

My Win7 machine originally had a DSL connection through a router using an Ethernet cable, and it worked great. I used the same router for wireless and to connect with a home network to my other computers running XP Pro.
Then I changed to FIOS, and a new wireless router that had to be located in a non-wire-reachable location. No problem, a USB wireless dongle and the win7 box was happy again and could see the internet via wireless.

However. I could not connect the rest of my network, also in the non-wire reachable location. I want to use the main box, the win7 one, as the internet connection and connect the printers and other computers to it via cable and a switch. The LAN is showing as the dreaded Unknown Public connection which cannot be reset, the diagnosis is "doesn't have a valid IP configuration", and I've tried setting up ICS, making sure the security settings for files is NOT 128 bit, the IPV6 and 4 are set to automatically gather IP settings on all machines, and I'm running out of ideas. I don't let Microsoft automatically update anything, so I don't think it is a driver issue. The win7 ethernet card worked great when it was the only connection. I *think* I saw a connection on one xp pro box before changing the IPV settings on it, but I can't be sure. I got a brand new D-link ethernet switch to try and make this work, b... Read more

Answer:Wireless internet works, wired switch doesn't

Hi wish I could offer a solution but I cannot unfortunately....

I am actually wondering if you could help me out I also have a Zyxel G-220v3 usb wireless adapter that I bought from Verizon Dsl Dept. Since Zyxel has made this verison of the card only for verizon dsl customers the software cd that came with it is unreplacable!

I was just hoping that you might be able to send me a copy maybe by email?

Thomas Miller.
Tomm2079 at Gmail Dot Com

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I'm having a problem with my internet connection. My wireless connection shows that it has a poor signal strength but for some reason I can only connect wireless using a wire? I find it strange because I can't connect to the internet using just the wire. After I've connected the wire, I have to connect to the wireless connection.
I'm sorry if I'm not explaining the problem well enough but English isn't my native language.
System: Windows 7
Router: Speed Touch
Problem solved, I just had to disable the wireless adapter...

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I have been trying to figure this out for two days now and this is my last ditch effort.

Yesterday I was able to connect wirelessly perfectly fine and now it won't. Our iPhones and PS3 are able to connect to the WiFi, but my laptop just refuses. I can connect to the internet from my laptop when I plug in an ethernet cable, but not wirelessly.

What I have tried:
Resetting WINSOCK and TCP/IP
Disabling all encryption
Power cycling the router
Updating network card drivers
Just about everything else I could think of

ISP: Charter
Router/Modem: Ubee U10C037
Connection: Wired and wireless
Encryption type: WEP, WPA, and unencrypted
Network card: Atheros AR5007
OS: Vista

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Phil-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E1-1C-27-92
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4c0d:dff5:46f4:606b%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:50:15 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 11,... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wired works, but not wireless

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I do not know enough about the subject of networking so here is my scenario and question.
I have a wired network using Cable Broadband. I can see the other wired desktop computer when hooked up and can access the other machines files.
I have bought a laptop and a netbook with wireless networking built in and wanted to take advantage of this with being able to use these machines anywhere in the house. I bought a wireless router and ran a cable from wired router to the new wireless router. Evidentually piggybacking like this seems to be working just fine. My question now is accessing the wired computers thru the wireless system, or any other way. I was told I can not access the wired network via the wireless network. I assume it is true. Wondering if there is any way to set this up to accomplish this.

I am using a Cable modem to a Leviton 4 port gateway for the wired part. I have a Cisco E3000 wireless router now attached thru the Gateway.

I tried plugging a wired cable into the back of the wireless because it has open ports and can accept a plug. I either can not do this or not understanding the way to hook it up as I can not see the wired machine. Since all ports are used in Leviton Gateway, I would have to physically unplug a wired port and plug a wire into the wireless netbook.

Can someone straighten me out on what is the proper way to hook up, if it is not possible to do what I would like or just deal with having to use a wired cable on the wireless machine. If it can... Read more

Answer:Solved: Networking wired and wireless together

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Hi. I formatted both my laptop and desktop computer. When i did with my laptop, everything was great. Wireless still worked. Of course i have my linksys router connected to get the wireless.
I then formatted my desktop. Its a dell. When i did this, everything seemed great. However, i noticed that if i remove my wireless router and just connect my cable modem wired, it works. However, when i connect my wireless router, then my wireless internet works but my WIRED connection does not work. It has this message that says can't connect.
Can someone help me here? I don't think this has ever happened before. I mean, there were many times where my desktop got formatted and my wired internet worked and i could not get my wireless connection to work. But never had i had my wireless work and my wired connection not work. Can someone help me on this? The one thing i did this time was after i installed the drivers with my windows cd, i then deleted the old windows file that was about 25 gb. Could that be a reason?

Answer:Wireless Internet Works, Wired Connection Doesn't Work

Hello Dynamite, My name is Dusty, and hopefully I am able to help you out some.

Do you have windows updated? Also, Windows update can check for drivers automatically.

Do you have a LAN driver and wireless adapter driver installed? If windows update doesn't find them, look them up on your motherboard's manufacturer's website and your adapter's manfacturer's website, respectively.

Follow this link to uninstall/reinstall wireless adapter: Internet speed suddenly slow?. Believe it or not, It may help with your problem.

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Hello, I am new here. I have an HP Pavilion entertainment laptop. Everything was functioning just fine. Then, windows update happened. It was a critical update that cannot be undone. I performed the update. Immediately after all of the preinstaled HP software quit working. I fought and fought and I have most of it working again but all of it is very buggy and crashes a lot. HP Help and support and HP health no longer work. I had to install the vista versions and I run them in compatibility mode. They still don't work rite. Another critical update was released and then my internet port on the side stopped working. My laptop cannot connect to the internet through it but will via wireless. In the hardware manager my internet card shows up as the driver failing to load. It is Realtek PCB family controller. Uninstalls and re installs don't work. I even used a registry cleaner (registry first aid) to uninstall it so as to remove all the registry keys. Letting windows try to install the driver fails as does letting the realtek software try. Also, every reinstall just adds a number to the end of it. I am on Realtek (3) now. I need to get this driver to work but it will not. I am not seeing a whole lot about it so I guess this isn't a common problem. Everything else I have works fine so far as I can tell. I also tried using the file browser to hunt down all things realtek related and delete them. Windows just gives me the new hardware box, puts back what I del... Read more

Answer:Wired internet jack not working but wireless works just fine

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the installation of the Windows Update you mentioned -
START | type rstrui

What is the exact model number of the HP laptop - look on the label on the bottom.

Registry cleaners are unnecessary and can cause registry damage -

Regards. . .



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I have a Motorola Surfboard SB5120 Cable Modem hooked up to a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router Model WRT54GS and a Netgear Dual Speed Hub DS116.

Two days ago I noticed significant lag issues with the wireless internet on my Xbox 360 and I thought our unprotected WiFi might be getting stolen. I put a WPA on it and continued playing, and it seemed to have helped. However, my family and I noticed that our iPhones began to have problems with the WiFi; even after putting in the WPA password, the phones were unable to access the internet. First I tried messing with the DNS address on the WiFi settings on the iPhone, then I changed from WPA to WPA2, then I took off the password completely and the problem persisted. I reset the modem and router, unplugging and reconnecting everything countless times, still to no avail.

I'm using Windows 7 on my laptop, which I have directly connected to the router. The wireless signal is still in the air, and I can connect but I can't use it. None of these issues existed before I put the WPA password on the internet.

Here's the ipconfig /all from this computer.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MainComputer
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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Answer:Solved: Wired connection works but not wireless

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Can anyone help please?? We have a wireless router and our 2 laptops work fine (ie can connect to internet wirelessly via the laptops) BUT our desktop PC, which is older (2004) and is connected by cable to the router suddenly cannot connect to the interent, etc. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:[SOLVED] Broadband works wireless-ly NOT wired?

Couple of things you can try. Open Network connections on the desktop PC and right click on your NIC. Select "Repair" and see if Windows can fix the problem for you. If that doesn't work then go into Device Manager and find the NIC. Right click it and select "Uninstall". Click okay on the prompt that comes up. Reboot the machine and let Windows reinstall the NIC.

Try to establish where the break in connection is by pinging the router or doing a Tracert on an external website ( ?). This will tell you how far the signal is getting. I suspect that you aren't connecting to the router and it should be okay once you do the above processes. If not then check the cable (preferably with another known good one).

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My wireless connection has been working just fine, but it randomly just dropped. I tried to reconnect but was unable to, so I restarted my laptop.

After it booted up again, my laptop did not automatically connect to my connection like it normally does, so I manually connected and everything seemed fine. A couple minutes later, my connection dropped again. I reconnected only to have it drop a couple minutes later. I restarted my laptop but now I am unable to connect at all, but if I use my ethernet cable my laptop can connect to the internet just fine.

I've tried trouble shooting, restarting my router, and looked at my network adapters in device manager.

I also tried to connect to my friend's router and ended up with the same result

Also, when I restarted my laptop once, It said something about a pipe name could not be obtained. Not sure if this is part of the problem or not, but it was an error message that I have never seen before.

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Solved: Wireless issue, Wired however works

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Hi - I just setup a new modem, worked with the ISP to properly configure it so it works when it's directly wired to the computer. But when I try to connect it to the wireless router (Netgear WGR614) I can't connect to the Internet. The ISP gave me the login & password info from the modem and told me to change the Basic Settings of the router with that info, which I did. Can someone help?


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71468 MB, Free - 20764 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 256744 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0HJ054, , ..CN6986163T09A9.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: New modem - works wired, but not wireless

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I have a problem much like chrisg's I have a Webstar (Scientific-Atlantic) Modem, Netgear RangeMax 240 wireless router and Netgear USB on the computer that is running wireless. I cannot conect to the router ( to change or set up on the wired computer. The wirless works fine. I have trouble connecting to internet and must retry many times until it may or may not work. I thought maybe the 240 was sucking all my juice, so I turned it down to half, but I still cannot load my router page - it cuts out. I did what you asked of the last guy:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\John>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : downstairs
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-2A-C8-51-34
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::214:2aff:fec8:5134%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless works, wired doesn't

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The issue with my internet is that it works whenever i use my wireless internet, but doesn't work if i use wired. I know my router works because there are 2 other computers connected and they work perfectly. Also I know my cable is fine because i use it for online play with my playstation. My computer recognizes that there is a cable plugged in but i can't get a connection. Is there something that can be done.

Im running:

Windows XP
Netgear WG311 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

Please help me out if possible.
Thank You

Answer:Solved: Wireless Works But Wired Doesn't

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I use Comcast as my ISP. Originally I had a cable modem with a ethernet cable coming from it and going into a wall connection. That wall connection is hooked up to a ethernet connection to a bed room in my house. The cable from that connection goes into a Linksys/Cisco E2000 wireless router. That worked.

I now have a new desktop next to my cable modem that needs a wired connection. I replaced the cable from the cable modem with a new cable going into the WAN port of a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I took the cable that used to be going into the cable modem and placed into one of the four LAN ports in the WRT54G. I have a cable from the new desktop to one of the LAN ports in thee WRT54G. The desktop can now get online.

When I hook up the ethernet cable that is in my bedroom directly to a computer I can get online. When I hook it up to Internet port on the E2000 when I connect to my wireless network I cannot get online.

What do I need to do so I can get online via my wireless network?

Answer:Solved: Comcast and wired and wireless networking

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I set up everything and if I have it wired it works fine but wireless it says can't find page when you try to get on the internet. I have set up networks before and never had a problem. first time I have used a Belkin router G+ I guess one of my question is this. I was reading on the Belkin site that it is already set for dynamic and that is for a cable modem and sounds like I should change it to pppoe for a DSL modem. would that make the difference. It is a brand new laptop and the wireless card is on and it sees the network and works when wired, it says it is connected wirelessly but wont get on the internet when not wired. Would the pppoe thing make a differnce? Please give me some help here. Thanks

Answer:Belkin wireless router with vista-wired works wireless doesn't

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Running  windows xp on a pc.....We have been experiencing random drop offs on the wired connection to the desktop which is wired directly into the cable modem.  We also have a d-link router connected to the modem and the wireless connection HAS NO PROBLEMS...Called Comcast, we have no signal problems, which is evident with the wireless working.This, to not so computer savvy me, means its a desk top problem....I can always reconnect the desk top to the internet after a drop off by clicking on control panel, clicking network connections, disabling the internet connection and the enabling it again, But doing this every 2-10 minutes doesn't let you get anything accomplished!One questionably important tidbit...We have a "warning" that is popping up from microsoft that we may be the victim of counterfit software, as we had to reformat our hard drive several months ago, and our computer came pre-installed with the XP and we were not provided a disc....You get the picture.  I don't know if this may be the issues or not.Also, There was No virus protection on the desktop!!!??? So I have run Malwarebytes Anti-malware, and cleaned up a few problems, also installed McAfee and run a complete scan, cleaned up a little more.Been reading though a few similar posts and ran HijackThis and Remove It ProRestarted a hundred timesBut I must admit, with hijack this, I didn't know what items were valid and what were not, so I did not "fix" file inform... Read more

Answer:Randomly Loosing wired internet connection, but wireless works fine!!!???

Quote from: indytoo on September 01, 2009, 06:49:40 AMOne questionably important tidbit...We have a "warning" that is popping up from microsoft that we may be the victim of counterfit software, as we had to reformat our hard drive several months ago, and our computer came pre-installed with the XP and we were not provided a disc....You get the picture.  I don't know if this may be the issues or not.Also, There was No virus protection on the desktop!!!??? Let's see - no AV protection and a pirated version of the OS. Hmmmm. Yeah, I think we can guess your problem.

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Hi guys im new here, and looked like the place to be for some help, ive been racking my brain for days.

I reinstalled all drivers for my lap top

HP DV6618CA Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit
amd turion 64x2 chip
4gb ram

The Wired Nvidia LAN adapter disappeared on me a few days ago,
so i reinstalled all the correct drivers and got that back, but now when i plug it in through my router (linksys 310N) it come up with

Unidentified public network Access type: NO INTERNET ACCESS

but it is sending an recieving byes

here is more info from

ipconfig/release"local area connection"

C:\Users\Ratha>ipconfig /release "Local Area Connection"

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a576:13bb:cf7:72ec%22
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5cf2:67ad:9eb5:ea12%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:... Read more

Answer:NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller NO INTERNET- wired Wireless fine

quick note it does this when i wire straight from the modem too

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All of my wireless devices are able to connect to my wifi but my desktop computer which is a wired connection gives me Error 1068: Dependency service or group failed to start.

In ipconfig/all I show: IP routing enabled:no wins proxy enabled: no and the default gateway address is blank.

I have Windows 7 64x and my ISP is AT&T Uverse and they say my gateway should be plug and play.

I saw this post and I tried everything listed but no luck.

I also tried everything that was detailed in the following post : (Yes I did backup the registry first)

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated!

Answer:Solved: Wireless works but wired computer can't connect

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I have my internet hooked up to a DSL Modem and a Wireless Router. But I had configured the Wireless Router wrong that I couldn't connect to it using a WiFi. I was going to reconfigure it but the Netgear Router was outdated that their reconfiguring URL no longer existed. So I went out and got a *NEW* Netgear Router. Prior to the *NEW* Router I had a Laptop and a PC connected via DSL Cable connected in the Wireless Router. Now with the *NEW* Router I had just purchased I connected everything just like I had done with my previous Router. Wireless Connect works great but I can't connected using the DSL Cable connection. It does not respond. I tried connecting the cables to different ports but it didn't work. My PC mainly needs the wired connection cuz it's where I play my Online games. I tried playing with my Wireless connect but it lags very bad. Can someone help me figure out how to get the wired connections to work ??

Wireless Router : Netgear N600 Wireless and Dual Band Router

Answer:Solved: Wireless Connection works but Wired not working ?

how many pcs are connected by wire?

lets see an ipconfig /all with just the cable connected
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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I have no idea what I have done to my computer.
For a reason i will keep to myself, I recently booted my computer from a Slax cd. When I rebooted my computer to Windows, I lost all of my internet connectivity on my desktop. My ISP is Verizon (FiOS) and I have the ActionTek router that they supply. Every other connection through the ActionTek router works. I am currently using a laptop that is wirelessly connected to the ActionTek, and I am able to connect to XBox Live using a wired connection to the router.

The operating system of the internet-less computer is Vista.
Below are some screenshots that may be helpful.
So far I've tried: repairing the connection with Vista, resetting my router, and uninstalling and reinstalling my network card from device manager.
Please help.


Answer:Solved: wired only connection issue, wireless works

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As the title says The wired connection from my computer won't connect to the internet but it works fine with the wireless connection. This just started a couple of days ago. Any ideas as to what could cause this?

Answer:Solved: Wireless connection works, wired doesn't

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Edit:: Solved. Issue related to driver for network adapter.
:: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2,
Many thanks to etaf!

I have been using a wireless USB adapter to connect to the internet, but it drops the connection at random times. I decided to run a wired connection to the router, but I can't seem to get it to work. The first time I tried I got this: "Error 651: Your modem (or other connecting device) has reported an error." So I looked it up.

The main things I found were a Windows 7 bug with the file raspppoe.sys and a problem with Virtual PC. I am running Windows 7, but do not have Virtual PC. The suggested fix was to replace raspppoe.sys with a "working" one from vista. I downloaded it from the Microsoft site and replaced the file. Now I get "Error 797: A connection to the remote access server was not made because the modem was not found." I am still able to connect via wireless.

CMD ipconfig /all with the wireless:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : UberPandora
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB Network A
dapter with Dual-Band ver. 2
Physical Address. . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless works, wired doesn't - Same computer

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I have a three year old HP Laptop with Windows Vista home premium SP2, 3 GB RAM. Never used it with a wired connection, and had no connection problems with a wireless. Recently I had no wireless connection available and tried to connect to a wired connection. No success. Tried to get to the original driver for NVidia nforce network connection, and it worked! A few days ago, windows updates had an option to update this driver, and I updated it (while I was using wireless). I now have tried to connect to wired LAN, and no connection again! System restore has not helped. Device manager lists three network adapters: Broadcom 802.11 b/g WLAN, HP Netserver 10/100TX PCI LAN Adapter (with a yellow sign. no updates for the driver found), and NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller.

Grateful for any help in getting it connected with wired LAN.

Answer:Solved: No connection with a wired LAN. Wireless works perfectly.

whats the exact model of the HP Laptop - looks like you need the driver for the LAN Adapter

lets also see if possible to copy device manager and ipconfig /all and also xirrus

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post r... Read more

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Could someone help me here? Here's my dilemma:

I need to connect my work laptop via Ethernet. Wireless causes problems with my secure connection to a corporate network (think remote login).

See the diagrams below of what I have now, and what I need.

Would these work?
TRENDnet TEW-650AP Wireless Access Point:
Rosewill RC-405X 10/100Mbps 5-Port Switch 5 x RJ45


Answer:Solved: Home Office Wireless/Wired Networking

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Issues is as follows;

I have a HP i7 OS Windows Vista that was hard lined through ourNetgear WGR614 Wireless-G Router, with my xbox360. Was able to network them together and stream videos, view pictures etc. Recently my wife decided she no longer liked the 15 foot black ethernet cable running through the middle of the floor so I bought and installed a HP Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCIe Card. Had some issues originally (was not able to access the internet, unknown if the xbox was able to stream at that point), which were fixed (changed from channel 11 to channel 10), although now that it is working I am not able to stream video or view pictures.

Obviously something is different, but I am still able to access the sames files on the computer from the xbox (and the computer shows the xbox in the network screen), I can find all the same folders with all the same movies and pictures although when I select one to play the error of unplayable format appears and I am unable to play the movie or view the picture.

I have never really used the Windows Media Extender on the xbox, before, I would just access all videos through My Xbox - Videos - PC - Video Folder - Movies. I did try setting that up though, but after asking me to adjust my firewall settings, it seems to time out and I cannot get past that point. I switched between Norton and window firewall and still was not able to have the extender complete the process.

Please let me know if you have questions or more importan... Read more

Answer:Solved: Networking a wireless computer and a wired xbox 360

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Hi TSG guys and girls, it's been a while! Good to see the forums are still buzzing about with activity. Anyways, I'm about to run an ethernet cable downstairs and had a question about the cable I should use, then I remembered I had another question about networking and another and another and so I have this post.

Right now I have the basic Actiontec router hooked up to FiOS internet. I have a number of devices that connect wirelessly over 802.11g and a few that are wired to the router. I primarily use the network for internet access, however I do push files around from time to time.

1. If I buy an Airport Extreme to get wireless N throughout my house, do I just run an ethernet cable between the two routers (the Actiontec router is necessary for some of the TV features and so it must remain connected to the internet)? Will I be able to share files and see devices connected to either of these networks?

2. I am running an ethernet cable from my router (upstairs) to my basement for my PS3. Is there any reason to use a Cat 6 cable? The rest of my network cables are currently Cat-5, but they are all less than 10 feet in length and can easily be replaced, however the cable I am running is going to be around 100 feet so I'd like to buy the right cable.

3. A question related to both above: I've heard that connecting devices to a network in certain/different ways can slow down a (gigabit?) network. Would someone please explain this idea. Should I be running Cat-... Read more

Answer:Solved: Cat 5 or 6, Switch or Hub, and other Basic Wired and Wireless Networking Ques

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I have a Think Centre 8086-34 U.  We installed a new ASUS RT N56U wireless router in the house and the newer Lenovo laptops are doing well.  The older Think Centre connects to the router and the internet only via a cable.  It detects it and connects to it wirelessly but we do not have an internet connection.  I have also noticed that the laptops correctly identify the source as ASUS 5 G or 2G, the Think Centre does not.  It calls it an unidentified network. Goal is to get a wireless connection to the Internet, we have a wireless connection now but no internet.  Diagnostics state that  "The default gateway is not available"   What does this mean or more importantly how do i get an internet connection?  Could the computer be too old for this router? Thanks!

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, model WRT54G. I have a PC and a Mac hard-wired to the router, with a desktop and laptop PC wirelessly connected. Until this week, all has been well.

My hard-wired computers are having no issues. My wireless laptop PC is doing fine as well.

My wireless desktop PC will not connect through the router. The odd bit is that it will connect to the router. I can ping it and even get to the router's web interface to configure it from the wireless desktop. I don't understand what is happening, any tips of suggestions? I can't connect to anything past the router; Internet, other computers' shared resources...

Answer:HELP: Linksys Wireless Router, wired and wireless networking

Try giving it a static IP within the range of your network. sounds crazy but I had the same problem and that solved it for me. It would see my wireless and connect but i couldnt do anything with it. It would ping and see the router too.

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so I have the same situation as the user of the above link

1 PC connected wirelessly via a wireless card and via RJ-45 to a Linksys wireless router. And either:

i) from the wireless router to the wireless printer
ii) or from the PC's wireless card to the wireless printer

everything is working. But I want to "change the order of network protocol binding" as below. To make sure the PC is connected to the network via the RJ-45, NOT by wireless:

If I do this, can the PC still talk to the wireless printer? And if not, how would you connect to the network wired, but to the printer wirelessly?

Answer:For PC w/ wired & wireless, can it connect wired to internet but wireless to printer

If the wireless printer is connected to the router via wireless, all wired devices can print to it.
I know the Canon at a clients house works like this as that is how I have it set up.

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PC --- wireless --- Netgear WL router --- DSL modem --- Internet

This is an old PC with Windows XP with SP2 and Netgear WG111v3 USB dongle. The PC was connected over wireless to a Netgear Router (sorry dont remember the model number - I will mention it a bit later since I am typing this from a laptop not near the above setup).

As usual, everything was working fine, when suddenly one day, the PC would not connect over wireless anymore. I tried re-entering the password manually on the WG111 GUI, but it did not work. I even removed the security on the Netgear router so that no password is needed. But it still did not connect.
Meanwhile I was able to connect to that same Netgear router from this laptop before and after removing the password (after making necessary config changes on the network setup on the laptop).

When I did ' ipconfig' on the PC, it would show that the IP addr was
When I checked the ' Attached Devices' on the Netgear router, I would see the MAC address of the PC, but it would not show the IP addr and the PC name.

When I tried to go into Settings -> Control Panel -> Networking -> Wireless adapter -> Protocols -> IP, the properties button was grayed out. When I clicked on the 'Install' button, I got the following error:

The string universal unique identifier (UUID) is invalid

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Answer:[SOLVED] Wireless networking works only from Safe Mode

I'm guessing that some other device (more exactly it's driver) is conflicting with the driver for the Netgear usb wireless adapter. It works in safe mode with networking because in that mode only the network driver is loaded, which means no other third-party driver can interfere with it.

The offending driver may not be a hardware driver. Third-party firewalls and antivirus software also install drivers, as do some CD-burning applications.

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I'm tearing my hair out !
(And there's not that much of it.)

I have a set of laptops (used in a school classroom). They connect to the LAN via wireless .. or, at least, they used to.

Specifically: Toshiba SP2100 with D-Link AirPlus G+ wireless PCMCIA cards.

After trying many, many things:

- Boot SP2100 from XP CD (SP2)
- Don't fix any of the driver issues
- Plug wireless card in
- Cancel plug&play
- Install correct driver with d/loaded Setup_v204.exe
- WZC managing wireless connection
- Sees wireless network (WEP) but
- Won't connect automatically (after setup wizard)
- Won't connect manually
BUT ..
- Boot into "safe mode with networking" and wireless works faultlessly

I've got to be missing something really simple.
Please, please can anyone tell me what it is ?

Thanks !

Answer:Solved: Laptop wireless networking only works in "safe mode with networking"

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I am trying to set up a wired and wireless internet connection using embarq modem (wired) and a wireless 4 port wireless (linksys) router.

When I try to connect, either the wireless will connect or the wired will connect. BUT both will not connect at the same time.

I haven't changed any setting in the wireless router because I didn't have the manual at the time so the routerís settings are set to default.

Could the problem be with the cable itself? Not sure if it should be crossover or not. The cable from the embarq modem to the wireless router is the yellow cable embarq sends with its units but I am not sure about the cable that would go from the wireless router to the desktop. IS it crossover or not or is the problems elsewhere.

Answer:Solved: wired and wireless internet setup

Only one computer having internet access at a time is an indication that you connected the modem to the Linksys's LAN instead of to the WAN (internet, modem) port. There can also be a problem if the "modem" is actually a modem/router combo and both routers are using the same LAN subnet.

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Hi, Yesterday my internet stopped working on my desktop which is connected to the router- netgear dg834gt via ethernet. I also wasn't able to connect via my laptop using my netgear powerline hd ethernet adapter hdxb101, however i have no problem connecting to the internet wirelessly (and i have checked it is to my network and not a neighbours) using my laptop. By the way when using my powerline adapter it does say connected local only to the network so it can't be a wiring problem. Everything has been turned on and off and it doesn't make a difference and all ethernet cables are securely attached at the back of the router.
Cheers, Philip

Answer:Solved: Wired internet not working but wireless is

What operating system are you using?

for XP:

for Vista:

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I am running Windows Vista, on a Compaq.

I am using a d-link DI-524 router, which has been working fine, and still continues to work for the other PC. The wireless function (wi-fi) is also working well, as the MAC laptop and the iPod touch are able to connect to the internet.

I use Static DHCP for the PC in order to open ports for it. I do not use the same feature for the Compaq, but instead enable DHCP to distribute IP addresses to the Compaq.

So the problem is, starting last week, out of the blue, the internet in the Compaq stopped working. When I used the Windows Diagnostics, it said that there might be a DNS problem. There is only Local Connectivity when I connect both Wired-ly or wirelessly. I know this since I am able to access the router's Web Configuration.

Please help me fix this! Thank you in advance.

Answer:Solved: Cannot connect to the Internet (both wireless and wired)

The fact that wired and wireless both have the issue points to a likely stack corruption issue.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

See if that changes the symptoms.

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Ok, so I got a Alienware M17 R4 that is about 1yr old. It has the Killer 1535 in it. I have Gigabit service at home and lately my wireless is only getting between 175Mb and 250Mb. So I tried with brand new cat 6 cable and it will only get those speeds also.

Only in safe mode with networking can i get 850 Mb's.

I reinstalled windows and newest drivers. No change in network speeds for the laptop.

Same speeds for wife's desktop with Intel 7260 wireless.

My plex server though is getting 850 Mb's on cat 6 100' cord.

Router is a Linksys max stream AC 1900 (ea7500) only a year old but on warranty still. Thinking of taking it back for a Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200.

I did order 30 min ago a Intel 9260. Hopefully that will fix my wireless but why would hardwired be showing the same speeds.

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Here is my issue: I got Verizon DSL for my business and hooked it up to the server to allow internet access. If I hook it up from modem to pc, the internet works fine with no drops. If I add a wireless router into the mix, my problems begin.

My hook up: The server already has a wired router with 3 other computers connected to the router for the business Point of sale program. The router is hooked up to the Ethernet port on the PC. When I got the DSL and wanted the wireless router added to the server so I can access the net when I come into the business and have my laptop with me, I decided to add a Ethernet PCI card to the computer and hook up the modem and wireless router to that card so I could do the DSL installation without disturbing the work computers. All seemed well or I thought.

My problem: When I hooked everything up I got internet and thought all was good. After about 20 minutes I lost internet on the server (the wired part) but I had my laptop out and checked it with that and I was browsing the net on the wireless laptop. I rebooted computer, powered cycle the modem and router and got internet access on the server again. 20 minutes later, internet access lost again but my laptop was fine.

After many attempts and phone calls into Linksys, I figured it must have been the router. I returned the router and got another wrt54g router and attempted the configuration again. Same thing happened with the new router too.

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Answer:Solved: wired internet drops but wireless if fine.

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Laptop running XP Pro. Connects to school network via wireless or hardwire. Can see drives fine. However it will connect to Internet (IE7) fine over wireless - but not via ethernet cable. Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Internet ok via wireless but not via wired - server 2003

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I am not using the system download, only because the request is concerning another laptop that I have no internet access with. I am a first time user of the site, and at best a novice with computer lingo, but here goes. At home where I presently am, I have a wireless system the I can either use or I can plug a wired line directly into my laptop(s). I currently am using the wireless to communicate with the forum using my TOSHIBA Satellite. The computer in question is less than 2 years old and is a DELL Inspiron N5050. When I plug the wired connection in it does not see it but it displays that the computer is connected to my wireless, but when I try and access the internet through internet explorer I get one of the following messages:
The remote device or resource won't except the connection.
The Proxy Server is not responding.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Laptop w/ NO Wired or Wireless Internet Access

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So i have a Linksys WRT110 when connected to it both wireless and wired i get "local only" both times. can anyone help me out?

Answer:Connected to Wireless router both wireless and wired no internet

Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .



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I'm experiencing a weird issue with my laptop. I'm running windows 7 on it and everything is working fine, but when I plug in the ethernet cable my computer will not connect to the internet. I tried updating the driver for the ethernet port (not the wireless), I tried disabling and enabling the ethernet connection through the control panel, and nothing. I also tried plugging in the ethernet cable and disabling the wireless option on my laptop too, and that just left me without any connection at all.

On my other laptop I plug in the same ethernet cable and the port lights up and the network icon changes to the wired one. On this one it's like the port is dead.

Please advise, and thank you for your time!

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Here's a fun one.

I have a piece of hardware that works over TCP/IP (Industrial level stuff).

It works perfectly fine when I'm connected to the router via a ethernet cable. It does not work when I connect to the same router over the wireless.

I've tried disabling my 10/100 ethernet card, and restarting. No effect.

I can ping the router and connect to the web-page setup, so I know my wireless connection is good.

Oh, and have tried multiple routers (Belkin and Netgear wireless N)

Anyone have any ideas of what else to try?

Answer:Wired Works, but Wireless won't...?

Can you ping anything beyond the gateway address?

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Hi all!
I am working on a sony vaio that is having connectivity issues. At first i was not even able to connect to internet by wired connection. I had to turn on the DHCP in the services which i thought was odd it was off. So im guessing there is something also turned off for the wireless as well and im not sure what it is. I know sony vaio have a wireless switch on them and mine is on i have checked that. When i try to diagnose why there are no wireless connections I get " Windows Wireless Service is not running" and i dont know how to fix that. It tells me to contact administrator. Any thoughts help thanks!

Answer:Wireless not seen but Wired works

You didn't specify the O/S we are dealing with but here are some things to check...
Services > WLAN AutoConfig
Settings: Started, Automatic, Local System
General tab
Startyp type Automatic
Service Status Started
Log On tab
Local Service account
Recovery tab
First failure: Restart Service
Second failure: Restart Service
Subsequent failures: Take No Action
Reset fail count after: 0 days
Restart service after 2 minutes
Dependencies tab
This service depends on the following system components
+Extensible Authentication Protocol
 +CNG Key Isolation
  +Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
   DCOM Server Process Launcher
   RPC Endpoint Mapper
 +Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  DCOM Server Process Launcher
  RPC Endpoint Mapper
 Native WiFi Filter
 NDIS Usermode I/O Protocol
 +Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  DCOM Server Process Launcher
  RPC Endpoint Mapper
The following system components depend on this service
No Dependencies
Device Manager > Network adapters
Locate and Uninstall* the Wireless Adapter, Reboot Windows and let the O/S Reinstall the device.
* If you are asked to remove any software associated with the device answer NO
Lots of luck and Please keep BC posted!

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I just got home from my vacation only to find my internet stopped working. I tried a few things like resets and trouble shooting none of this worked so I hooked my laptop to a wired a connection and amazingly it worked. I figured the router had just had some little hic up and was back to working but as soon as I unplugged the cable it went back to not working. Heres all I know my router is a netgear wrn2000 model, my laptop is not the only thing that can not connect through a wireless connection as my ps3 and itouch can not. Also my laptop is not the only thing that can connect through a wired connection as my xbox can too. According to my laptop I have full signal strength but says I have no internet connection, a weird thing is that at one point the wireless did work but really slowly and would drop the connection pretty quickly. If any more info is required for help please post and I will tell you. ANY and all help will be much appreciated as I have been at this for a few hours now.

Answer:wired works, but wireless does not

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I have a problem for which none of the tenths of solutions I've found work.

I have a router configured as an access point for both wireless and wired connection. Wireless works OK. Wired LAN does not, at the moment. I have no idea why this might be, as I've tried different checks to make sure everything is set up properly.

First of all in Network and sharing center I can see that I am connected to a network that is connected to Internet, my IP, gateway, dns are all exactly what they should be. Windows knows there is a connection to the Internet but I can't access it with LAN.
I also have windows XP and linux installed and both work perfectly.
I have this router for about 2 years now and the only OS's that gave me any trouble were Vista and 7 (though I didn't keep vista to long).

I have to mention that most of the time Lan in windows 7 works, just not these couple of days.

I've reset my router a couple of times, changed the order of the cables, took a look at the firewall but nothing works.

I've inserted the main Internet wire cable directly into the computer and it works.
After installing the system all works OK, and without any other changes it stops.
Sometimes it just works, sometimes it does not. I think that it usually stops after I take out the lan cable for a few hours while the computer is running, restart and after that no business.

As I said before windows detects everything to be in perfect working order. Even the troubleshooter find's no problem.

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Answer:Wireless Works, Wired Lan does not the Forum...Have you checked internet adapter setting, i mean its ip address and all...I think those should be according to the router settings...may be blank i.e. automatically acquire or set what u have given in can access these settings at: Open Network and sharing center > Change adapter settings > select desired adapter > right click 2 open properties > select ipV4 and its see the ip address configuration in LAN

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I need help with a wireless VPN connection.
I have a work laptop that is using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.
At home I have a brand new Linksys E2000 wireless router. I setup the router and it works very well for normal internet traffic with 3 different computers.

But the problem is when I try to make a wireless VPN connection on my work laptop. The VPN connects, but then disconnects.

However, when I connect my work laptop to the router with a cable, I CAN connect to my work VPN just fine. I really need the wireless to VPN to work.

Do you have any ideas?

Answer:VPN works wired but not wireless

Does anyone have any specifics on what I should check?
I have seen many other people on the forums with the exact same issue I am having. I have tried many solutions that i have seen that corrected the very same problem for other people, but none of the solutions have worked in my case.

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First time posting, so please help.
Iím trying to fix a home network (of about 12 PCís) that has been on/off for the last 2 weeks and has now completely gone down (ie: no outside connection, but still lan). I power surged the Linksys wireless router and now the wireless network is working, but the wired is not? The diagram is as follows: Cable Modem => 12-port router => Linksys WAP. Itís odd that the WAP functions, but nothing that is connected to 12-port functions. What makes it stranger: I tried replacing the router with a D-Link DI-624 and still no connection to outside the network (wireless or wired). More info: using dynamic IP, all windows XP machines, when I used the D-Link the ip was seemlessly renewed, but with the existing router, the operation timed-out.and normal 192.168.1.x IPís. I would access the wired router, but I donít know the manufacturer because it was installed with the house. And I youíd think it was the ISP, but why does the wireless network work? Or, you could say itís the NICís, but why wonít any for the 5 PCís work? Any help would be great!

Answer:Wireless works, but not wired? very odd

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I have a desktop computer running XP Home with a DLink 520+ PCI card installed.I also have a Leptop running ME with a DLink 650+ card installed.I am sharing my internet connection on my desktop with my laptop, along with doc folders.I have used the network wizard on XP machine and all is well. Sys Tray icon says very good signal.The laptop however is another story. I use this laptop at work which connects to a server. It is setup as a network client and logs onto the workgroup.I changed the workgroup from my office details to the MSHOME which is how my desktop is setup. I can see the decktop from within Neighbourhood Network but cant access it.For some reason it is asking me for a username and password which im sure I didnt specify when I setup the desktop computer!Should the laptop be setup as a client or just a plain Windows Logon?If it should be the windows logon I guess I will lose my client settings and each time I go into the office will have to re set this up.Any suggestions would be most gratefully received.Cheers

Answer:Wireless and Wired Networking

Any suggestions ?

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i am have some trouble with my file sharing on my pc's one of them is using win xp pro and the other one is using win 2000 pro the one with xp is wired and the one with 2000 pro is wireless i am using a SMC router that is wireless please help me on what steps to do so i can get them sharing

Answer:wired & wireless networking

See if anything here helps . .


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i have a belkin 802.llg wireless card installed on my comp. it works fine with the router in the other room. im trying to get a third join the network using the via rhinell fast enthernet adapter and utp cable.
comp.2 has xp pro.comp.3 has 2000pro. does the wireless card disable the on board ethernet adapter because computer 3 dosen't find comp.2

Answer:networking wireless\wired

No, it doesn't disable anything.

A little more details. What are you trying to connect to where?

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I've just got my nan a laptop so that she can talk to other family members on the net. I've got the internet setup on my pc through a usb modem and have bought a sweex wireless broadband router. My plan was to link the pc up to the router with the cable and then link the laptop to the router using wireless and then running the internet off my pc. I've had a play around and on the laptop I've got the laptop connected to he router, but im not sure how to get the pc connected to it, and then how to run the internet on the laptop through via the router then my pc.The pc runs Windows XP and the laptop is Windows Vista.LAPTOP ---- ROUTER ---- PC | | INTERNETHope this makes some sort of sense, and if anyone knows of ways to solve this or a better way around it then would be much appreciatedMany ThanksAlan

Answer:Wireless and Wired networking

Have you still got the USB modem in use ? The router should replace that and it connects to the Internet and distributes the signal by wire or wireless ..

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Problem: Trying to network 3 Computers together, to both be able to access the internet from any terminal and view each terminal from another.

Current Network Setup:
Cable Modem --CAT5-- Netgear MR814 Wireless Router --CAT5-- Computer #1

--Wifi Signal-- Computer #2

Computer #2 --CAT5 Crossover-- Computer #3
I can get all networked easily, and have done so. I can get Internet on Computer #1 and Computer #2

However I cannot get internet on computer #3, When i try to enable Internet Sharing on Computer #2 I get the error message:

An Error Occured while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled.

Internet Connection Sharing cannot be enabled.
A LAN connection is already configured with the IP Address that is required for automatic IP addressing.

I realize that some where along the line my routers DHCP is assigning a machine the IP address that I need. Any help on how to proceed to fixing this problem would be much obliged.

Answer:Networking Wired/Wireless - Help Me -

So Computer #2 has 2 network cards installed correct? If so, bridge the two network cards together (If running windows xp) and everything should work fine!

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Apologies if this is a really stupid question.

My friend wants to set up an office network.

He has 3 x laptops (not sure which models), 1 Linksys router and is using XP pro.

The question I have is he wants 2 laptops to connect wirelessly and 1 using an RJ45 cable through the router.

Can this be done and if so is there any special config involved?


Answer:Wired + wireless networking

most home routers will support wired (upto 4 connections ) and wireless connections, some offer a print server so you can connect a NON networked printer in

Cisco, netgear, dlink, linksys and others all make these

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I intend to network 3 PCs at home and should like to know if there is much to choose between wired and wireless as far as speed and expense is concerned.Any thoughts welcome.

Answer:Wired vs Wireless Networking

Wireless definately. No cables = no mess. Wireless Modem Router about £70 plus 3 USB wireless adapters at £25 each(Prices are approx) Job Done.You may find that the ethernet cable route works out slightly cheaper. The modem router (I assume you want to connect to broadband on all three computers independantly) will be about the same so it`s the cost of the cabling and inconvenience against the cost of the wireless adapters.

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im about to set up a home network involving two laptops and a half decent pc.i have done networks before but im really unsure on which is the most cost effective to approach this task? i know that i should have a wireless router(which maybe has an ethernet input for the pc) and that the laptops need wireless cards....although im not sure how to check to see if one is already capable because its fairly new...(the task aint from my house, a friend has asked me to do it because they dont know a great deal about pc's...although im still learning)so what do you guys in the forum recommend? also im guessing a v decent anti virus/internet security is guys reckon norton 2005 is up to the job?

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I am working on my friend's computer, it has not been able to connect to the Internet since some time in July. Wired or wireless networks, he has tried several including where he works, school, mine and several others, through wifi and hooked directly. He noticed the problem started when he attempted to uninstall an antivirus software called WebRoot while he was running the installer for MS Security Essentials. The details are a little fuzzy at that point, but he says it kept rebooting and a friend of his booted it up in safe mode and restored the machine to it's last restore point before the issue and then tried installed an updated driver for the wifi adapter as he read it can cause the kind of problem it was having. I am not sure if the Internet connectivity problem was happening before this, or because of this. It's been a few months so it's been forgotten.

It will recognize wireless networks, but then when you attempt to connect, it will say it had trouble connecting and is not connected, but then says "limited connectivity" by the wireless network you tried to connect to. When turn wifi off and hook a cable in, the Local Area Connection with go from "network cable unplugged" to "enabled" but will not recognize the network or connect. All of the windows tools say it is a driver problem with both.

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Answer:Solved: Sony Vaio will not connect to Internet, Wireless or Wired

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In my house, I have my laptop on our wireless internet and I have one of my desktops on my wired internet. I don't want to have to spend my time or money and getting a wireless driver for it and with that I ran into a problem. For years my wired internet has worked the best out of all my computer, but now only my wireless signal is going out. I have the desktop plugged in to the router and everything. Just no internet? why? What can I do to fix it?

Answer:Solved: Wireless internet Connection, but no wired internet?

Double check the cable connections at both ends. Computer end and router end.

Turn off the router for 5 minutes. (unplug from power)

Shut down the computers. Both.

Plug the router back in.

Restart one computer at a time.

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i make a small office network for internet sharing and file sharing with d-link wired i aslo want to wireless networkig .is it possible that both network works(wired and wireless).i have simple dialup wireless usb conection which speed near about 230.4 Kbps.

Answer:Is both (wired and wireless)networks works ???????

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Ok so first here is a diagram of my current network which is attached.

The main problem I am having is being able to view the Server that is on the wired network from the netbook when using a wireless connection.
However, when I plug the notebook into the wired network I can then view the server.

Both machines are running windows 7.

So far I have tried:

unjoining both homegroups and rejoining.
resetting all of my equipment: modem, hub, and wireless router
renaming the SSID of the wireless to be the same name of the network that the server is connected to.

any help would be greatly appreciated!

PS - I call it a server but it is just a computer with lots of media

Answer:Wired works. Wireless cannot see other devices.

Can you provide ipconfig /all details of the notebook, when it is wired to the Netgear (??) and when it is on wireless. I gather you cannot ping the service when using wireless?

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I recently set up my network and if I connect to it via wireless I can connect to the internet, but if I try wired I cannot.

If anyone can help me that would be wonderful, thanks in advance!!

Answer:Wireless connection works, wired does not.

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found, here's how


with the wireless turned off and the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type or copy and paste the following command:

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I've a 3Com wireless 11g modem router and 2 PCs. My PC hardwired to the router gets erratic internet connection (sometimes fine, often can't find page) but if I unplug the ethernet cable and stick an usb wireless adaptor to the PC, everything's fine. Must also add that the LAN connection seems to have IP-addressing problems too. (I posted another thread in Absolute Beginners on 14 March before I got to this stage.) See link click hereWhere does the problem lie? Any ideas much appreciated.

Answer:PC works when wireless but not hard-wired

It is highly unusual for the wired connection to be less reliable then your wireless connections.From your other thread, you have logically narrowed down the variables.And it does look like its your ethernet cable which is at fault. (they are very cheap e.g. at click here)But your mention of IP addressing problems could be a contributory factor ~ although I would expect the wireless connections to be affected as well in that case.Can you elaborate on those?Are you setting the router to expect a dynamically assigned IP by your ISP? (most ISPs do that).I must commend you on your clear thinking despite the pressure from teenagers' homework!

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Hi I've got a Windows Vista Laptop and the Problem is has is that is doesn't have internet connection with Wired connection but it works with Wireless connection. I 've using this laptop for 2 years now with Wired connection and this is the first time it doesn't work, I've tried everything like restart the laptop and replug the connection Wire but it still doesn't work. So please help me thank you very much!

Answer:Wireless Works but Wired doesn't? Please Help

Disable the wireless. Make note of any settings that may be unique. Enable if not already the wired and plug it in. Usually homes are set to dhcp and let the router offer an IP and gateway and dns servers. It should then acquire an IP address. Check with command ipconfig. If not then look at router for any settings or check cables or nic's for problems.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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My buddy has a laptop issue when its a wired internet connection.

When its wireless, it has no problems with the internet, everything works fine.
But when its wired, webpages will still load, but youtube videos wont work, anything that consists of streaming doesn't work, and he cant even use

I have connected other laptops to the same cord and there is no problems. so i know its not the cord and i imagine its not the router since everything still works fine with other computers.

Answer:Wireless works, wired doesnt

Try re-installing the network driver (not the wireless one). You can download it from the laptop maker's website only. Don't download a driver from anywhere else because laptops need custom-made drivers which only the laptop maker can supply.

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I have a home network. The PC (main) and 3 laptops.

PC is wired Modem-Router-PC

Laptops are wireless. The 2 laptops are able to pick up the signal and connect.

The 3rd laptop is XP.

Wireless-It will not pick up any signal in the networks. According to the computer, there is no network signals within range. (Which it is in range, for when I take 1 of the 2 other laptops that has connectivity in the same location, they pick up the signal just fine)

When I move the laptop to the pc and do modem-router-laptop with a wired connection, connection is fine.

Device manager shows PCMCIA card as a yellow question mark (needs correct driver). But I didn't think that the pcmcia card had anything to do with the wireless connection, as the slot in the laptop has always been blank.

It is a HP laptop, couple of years old.

Oh, it has worked before, maybe about 3 weeks ago, and as far as I know, no hardware/software changes have been made since then.

I have even tried to manually enter the SSID and security key, and still no luck.

I have made sure that I have all the windows update's done.

HP tech support was no help, as I kept on telling them about the pcmcia driver, they kept on telling me to install graphic/video card drivers.

Router is broadcasting SSID.

Any advice?

Oh, and will buying a PCMCIA card be an alternative fix to get a wireless signal?

Answer:Wired works, wireless doesn't

Well, I just showed myself that essential IT question everyone should ask 1st.

I needed to enable the wireless switch on the laptop. It is amazing to overcomplicate things when all it is most of the time is a switch of a button, a restart, or cord unplugged.

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Routher: TRENDnet TEW-633GR 802.11n + Gigabit Router.
PC: Running Windows XP
Laptop: Running vista.

The laptop can talk to the internet. But when the PC tries to talk to the internet, through the router, it has problems. Most of the time I get no data back, but occasionally I'll get a little. Web pages always timeout. Though I've at least once had a ping return (with 75% Loss).

I don't think there is anything wrong with the cables because it is the same cable I used before I had the router and it worked fine.

Any ideas?

Answer:Wireless Works, Wired Doesn't

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Hey. So I made a post a while ago and got recommended to buy a Netgear router, which I did. I bought this one, which is the one I was recommended.

Ok so the problem;

We have 2 laptops and 2 Pcs in my house, the 2 Pcs used wired internet and work fine, but the 2 laptops use wireless and that's currently not working. The laptops find the router, but can't connect to the internet through them. I've followed the set-up but they still don't work. Any advice please?

I know I must of left somthing out and you guys will ask me to provide certain info, i'll try respond asap.

Thanks guys.

Answer:Wired works, wireless doesn't.

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I am having an issue with the wireless on my laptop. It started out as all network connectivity last night but I was able to get the wired networking up and running by using sfc /scannow. I have tried a couple ways to reinstall the drivers for the wireless card, which is missing from the device manager and I get 2 errors depending on how I attempt to install the. On to the specifics. Here is the TSG info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 430 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3892 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 59999 MB, Free - 13278 MB; D: Total - 235141 MB, Free - 234034 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0TKV96
Antivirus: CenturyLinkô Online Security 9.01, Updated and Enabled

This in on a Dell Inspiron 1764, the wireless is listed on the Dell website as 1520 WLAN half mini card. I downloaded the driver package from Dell and when I run the install at makes it about 2/3 of the way and then I get this error "ERROR "HARP_REL_5_3 828" has occured and Setup cannot continue". If I got to device manage and try to update the driver for the "network controller" I have to point Windows to the folder aand then I get this error "The specified procedure cound not be found"

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance.
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Answer:Wireless not working, wired works

HARP_REL_5_3 828Click to expand...

not much documented on that error other than a HP forum entry which commented on wrong driver

using the service tag number on the machine (please post the service tag number) - are you sure you have the correct driver
can we see a screen shot for the device manager and also see below for how to identify hardware - may help make sure we have the correct driver

right click on the device with a yellow!
Click on the Details Tab
Under Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all.
Then right click again and select copy.
Copy and paste that here.

The Hardware ID's. VEN & DEV. Look them up here.
Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

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Hello all,

I've had some intermittent problems with my Comcast internet going out recently (no lights on the modem), so I called them this afternoon to see if they could identify the problem. Short of scheduling a site visit, they were unable to determine what is periodically causing internet failure.

As soon as I hung up the phone with Comcast, I started having issues on all my electronics. The modem has full lights on and appears to be working perfectly, but both my desktop (Windows 7) and Xbox360 refuse to connect to the internet due to "DNS lookup failed" error - a problem I've not encountered before. Strangely, my laptop works without issue over wireless. Plugged in, my laptop has the same problem as the desktop and Xbox. Connecting straight from my desktop to my modem results in the same DNS failure. My electronics can see eachother on the network.

I've replaced my router with a different router - the result were the same but I also lost wireless on my laptop to the DNS monster. I've disconnected and reconnected the modem and router dozens of times. On my desktop I've tried multiple browsers, have reset all my network settings, have flushed the DNS Cache, have restored my computer to yesterday's settings, and have switched my DNS lookup to Google's free, settings. No luck. No matter what I try, I'm unable to connect to the internet.

I will never preemptively call Comcast again (their response to my follow up call was &qu... Read more

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I have a got a laptop successfully connecting wireless using a Linksys WRT54GS router on Virgin but connecting a desktop top "wired" with an ethernet just gets "limited or no connectivity". I have done IP config /release and /renew and scanned with AVG free and Malwarebytes, both finding nothing.Wierdly, when I turn wireless off on my laptop to try connecting it with an Ethernet it has the same problem but re-connects o.k. when back on wireless.I have also disconnected the Linksys router to connect straight into the virgin modem by Ethernet and still get limited or no connectivity.If I wasn't connecting wireless I'd put it down to an ISP problem. Sorry for the long post but I'm stumped. Any help very much appreciated.

Answer:wireless works but "wired" doesn't

It is always possible that the router's built-in Network Switch (the four LAN ports) has failed, so that you can only connect to it "wirelessly".Try performing a "hard reset" to return it to the factory default settings and then set it up again from scratch and see if that sorts it. >>> I have also disconnected the Linksys router to >>> connect straight into the virgin modem by >>> Ethernet and still get limited or no connectivity.Did you follow the correct procedure when swapping the connection to the Cable Modem? You need to power everything off, including the Cable Modem which must be left without power for several minutes, so that it loses the association between the existing connection (recognised by its MAC address) and the IP address it has allocated. When powered on, it will recognise a new connection and allocate a different IP address to it.

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Having issues with one of my PCs in my Home Network. I run DSL/Wireless Router and all my wireless devices run good but my ethernet connection on my Main PC's has issues. Hard to explain but it seems to work fine after booting machine but after a short while of surfing, it loses speed. It doesn't lose connection, just speed. Have done multiple speed tests and the same bad results. I have tested my laptop on the ethernet connection and seems to work fine. Replaced the PCI ethernet adapter in the machine and did not fix the problem. Tried all ports on the router, same results. Any assistance would be great!

Answer:Wireless Works Fine but Wired Does Not

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i just setup a wired network in my one of my homes spare rooms. four computers tied together via a linksys gigabit switch. my next and biggest problem is my three notebooks that i have in different rooms of the house [i.e. bedroom, living room, back porch] it would be impossible for me to run that much cable to my three notebook computers but they all have wifi built in so i thought is there a piece of hardware i dont know exactly what it's called [wireless access point router,hub,switch,bridge] that i can plug into my last RJ-45 port on my wired network that will allow the three notebook computers i have in three seperate locations wirelessly access my homes wired network??? [i.e. surf the net,access files on my nas drive,ect,ect] ??????

Answer:wired/wireless networking problem

You can use a WAP, or you can wire a wireless router (usually cheaper than a WAP) as a secondary router. It can be connected to any network connection coming from the primary router.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router 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 through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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!

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in my house we have 4 pcs all running XP and 2 laptops both running XP, a SOny Vaio and a main pc is connected to the internet through a usb broadband modem, we have an ethernet hub wired into the house and want to connect the 4 desktops through this hub to my desktop to share the connection. however, i also have a belkin wireless 802.11 b/g card in my desktop which i would like the 2 laptops to be able to use to access the internet connection too. i have managed to set up a wired lan which with ICS i have managed to get the internet working on all 4 desktops. however, the wireless wont work with this at all. i can setup the ad-hoc network from the wireless card desktop to the laptops, and this can be picked up by the laptops, but can only be used to browse my desktop files under MY NETWORK PLACES/MY WORKGROUP COMPUTERS. it will not connect to the internet... i have tried bridging the lan and wireless connections in network connections window, i have tried disabling the wired lan and using ICS on just the wireless connection, now all i have is still no internet connection and a mess of lans, bridges and wireless connections which i cant delete and start all over there actually a way of cobining wired and wireless networks without a router? what do you think the problem is with my setup?and is there anyway of deleting the LANs in my network connections and just starting over?thanks in advance....

Answer:Wireless and Wired networking combined?

A USB modem is no good for that you need, what I have is. click hereI have a 98se desktop and a XP desktop connected by ethernet and I am using the free wireless card that comes with modem in my XP laptop

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I need to share files between 2 wired desktops and 2 wireless laptops. If anyone knows a simple route Id appreciate it. Im no novice with computers but networks have always been a bit fuzzy to me.

So file sharing or even folder sharing where each computer could only access the same folder would be prime.

Each computer is set up as fallows.
Vista Home Premium 64 service pack 1

thanks for the help

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I have a 2 pcs at home. One is a destktop (XP home) connected to a wireless router by ethernet, the other is a wireless laptop (vista basic) which I connect wirelessly. I would like to set up a network so I can use files etc from the desktop pc.I have tried to do it with the network wizards in windows without success. Do i need an 'access point' even though I have a wireless router with 4 ethernet ports?Any help would be gratefully received!!Many thanks

Answer:Home networking with wireless and wired?

File sharing Vista to XPclick here

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I have a new Desktop running Win 7 64 Bit and a laptop running Win 7 32 Bit. The desktop is hard-wired to my router and the laptop is connected to my WI-FI network, along with my printers and back-up drive. I would like to set up a homegroup so I can share files between them and hopefully synch my two Outlook Contact files and back both up on my Buffalo back-up hardrive. How can I enable the two computers to see one another? Also how do I change the name of my laptop? Thanks.


Answer:Networking wired 64 Bit computer with wireless 32 Bit

Here is a microsoft tutorial on how to create a homegroup. Once you set up the Homegroup your computers will be able to see each other, share and print files, stream music or movies and even share entire libraries.
Create a homegroup

This second link has more info on how to set up your router for homegroups to work correctly and is located in the tutorial section of this forum.
Homegroup - Create

Changing the user name is not so easy and has to be done using the following method.
You will want to change the user name before you create the homegroup.

You cannot change a user account by just changing the name. Just changing the name will make a cosmetic change only and not affect the underlying files/folders in the profile.

1. From an account with administrative privileges, go to Control Panel>User Accounts and create the new Standard user account named the way you want and at least one extra Administrator account. Call the latter "CompAdmin" or "Tech" or the like.
2. Log into the new Standard user account once so the profile files/folders are created and then log into CompAdmin.
3. Now go to Control Panel>System>Advanced>User Profiles>Settings
4. You will see where you can copy user accounts. Copy the old account to the new one from there. Use the Browse to select your new account (C:\Users\newaccount).
5. Log into the new correctly named account and make sure all your stuff is there and that it works the way you want. When you ar... Read more

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I tried to install XP SP3 on my X60 laptop. Upon reboot, I could not use any networking. The LEDs show the wireless as working, but when I try to use the lenovo or wireless utilities to power on the radio, it continues to report as "off". I also cannot connect through the wired ethernet port.  Neither network adapter appears in my Network Connections. The devices do appear as working normally in Device Manager, and I can update or roll back the drivers for them, but I can't uninstall them. I can boot to safe mode, but a boot to safe mode with networking causes the system to hang at the "Checking status of the embedded security chip" stage. Uninstalling the SP3 update has made no difference. Can anyone suggest more to try, short of a clean XP install? I get the feeling there is just a damaged file somewhere.  Thanks,TD


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Answer:Wireless/wired networking unavailable

TD, welcome to the forum, I've seen it, been there and got the T-Shirt. Take a look at this MS document;  How to troubleshoot missing network connections icons in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP it will hopefully solve your problem.

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In my home office I have the Optimum Cable Modem, that is connected to Vonage Phone VioP which is then connected to Belkin Wireless Router's WAN port. At Belkin Wireless Router's LAN port I have my network printer connected, and connection to my 8 port netgear switch. Netgear switch has connection from Belkin Wireless Router at port #8 and Port#1 through 5 are connected to in wall patch panel that provides wired connection to all 5 bedroom in the house. Since bedrooms are on the other side of the house Belkin Wireless Router signal does not reach them. So, I set up another wireless router (Tenda) in my bedroom.
I believe I have set up the second wireless router correctly as I have connected the wall cat5e cable to LAN of the Tenda Router, configured it for static ip ( and disabled its DHCP. I have also made sure that Belkin router only starts IP from
I have two diff SSID name for Belkin and Tenda.
I can successfully connect wirelessly to Tenda for may be a day or so. But then it stops working. I can connect another cat5e to Tenda's LAN port and connect to my laptop and it will work but wireless will not. Restarting Tenda does not help. I have to walk to my home office on the other side of the house and restart Belkin to have wireless in my room work again.
What am I doing wrong?
As per the load on the router, we have 4 phones in the house that connects wirelessly to Belkin, all the rooms have computers that are directly connected. ... Read more

Answer:Wired and Wireless networking at home

For multiple routers, only the router connected to the modem has a wire in the WAN slot. For all others, connect to any LAN slot and leave the WAN slot empty.

Only the first router should have DHCP active.

All devices regardless of the connection type (wired vs wifi) or the device to which they connect (RouterA, RouterB, Switch1) will then have DHCP addresses on the subnet of routerA.

The static address will be immaterial but can still be accesses to control WiFi setups.

Suggest one wifi router be set to channel X and the other to any other channel than X.

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I have four computers on my home network, all are running Windows XP. Three are wireless and one is wired. My router is a Linksys Wireless. All four computers can access the Internet with no problem. The wired computer can access the files on one of the wireless computers but not the others. None of the wireless computers can access files or printers on the wired computer. I have file / print sharing set up on all four and have tried turning off the firewall on all computers and the router. Nothing I do will give me access to the drives on all computers.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Wireless / Wired Networking Problem

have u bridged the 2 lans? and have u ensured that they are on separate subnets.

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Hi there, I would really appreciate any suggestions for this, I have searched the internet high and low for a solution. I am running Windows xp pro.

I work as a video editor and where I work we have a wired network sharing video between the different computers at 1gbps. This is on a static IP. I also want to use the internet while I am working by connecting to our wireless internet with a wireless adapter via DHCP.

My problem is if the video network is running my wireless internet constantly goes down every 2 minutes. I have found an interesting way to get it to work again is to switch http1.1 and http1.1 through proxy connections on and off until it comes back. But after a year of doing this every 2 minutes I AM GETTING REALLY TIRED OF IT.

Is there any way for me to get these 2 networks working happily at the same time?? I have read about setting up static ip and dhcp at the same time, but when I type in ipconfig/all my settings say I am already seem to be running a static ip and dhcp with the wireless wouter.

Or maybe the sheer volume of the video network will always squeeze out the internet while it is running??

I am reasonably intelligent and computer literate but no expert, any help would be greatly appreciated, many thanks

Here is my ipconfig/all

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\avidcapture>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Capture
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Answer:Solved: Please help, unable to get a wired network and wireless internet working at same time

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

Answer:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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Someone asked me about hooking up there xbox to the internet. Their home is wireless and the xbox is across the room. Is there something I can get that receives the wireless signal from the network then transmits it through the wire plugged into it? Basically, the opposite of a wireless access point. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Wireless network - need something that does wireless to wired for xbox

The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see

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Intalled a new router (Linksys Cloud 1200) yesterday. Immediately after that the 2 computers that were connected to the network could no longer access the internet. My laptop and my ipad can access the internet wirelessly. The laptop which was not connected to the network when I connected the router can access the network both wirelessly and wired. Printers attached to the network will print without a problem.

Finally I took an old computer out of storage (running WinXP) and hooked it up to the wired network. It too has no problems accessing the network. So have to assume the issue is a software issue with the two computers that were hooked up to the network when I changed the router.

I have read the posts here - I did a stack reset on one of the computers but no help. I removed Norton 360 and Team Viewer which in other posts people said they had issues no avail.

Since I dont have a wireless connection to the 2 computers that cannot access the internet - I cannot download TSG SysInfo.

However here I did copy the ipconfig lines below from the desktop thats not responding

Connection Specfic DNS Suffix

Link-local IPv6 address fe80::25a6:fb5b:db6c:f7a5%10
IPv4 address..............
Subnet Mask..............
Default Gateway.........

Computer running Windows 7 SP1

Gateway i5 with 6 gb RAM.

Was working fine until I replaced the router. I tried going back to the oldrouter (Netgear) same issue - no wired internet connectivity.... Read more

Answer:Wireless Works Wired Does not after installing new router

can we see an ipconfig /all from a working PC and from the non working PC - make sure we know which is which
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should work for all windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R
For Windows 8
to open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.

then type CMD

then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the... Read more

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I have a Netgear wgr614v6 router. Currently, I am using an AirportExpress for my macbook, printer and inspiron 1545. I want to switch to the Netgear because it has more ports and it is compatible with my Netgear gaming adapter.

So I go through the setup process (I am setting it up on the MacBook) and it works fine while connected via ethernet cable to the mac. However, when using it wireless, it shows up in the network preferences area with a green light that says connected, but web pages do not load. It looks like they are going to, but it just says loading forever. I have the WPA security enabled and the device access list disabled. I am very new to networking and even fairly new to macs. I still cannot figure out the problem here. Any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Netgear router works while wired, but not wireless

Can't help you much with MAC, but standard operating procedure is to get the wireless working with no security first. Then enable the WPA-PSK and try to reconnect.

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Hello all,

I have a little hard time grasping the speeds when it comes to mb/s kb/s etc, etc.

I know that Wireless N is faster then Wireless G (which is what I have now) and I also (think) I understand that the benefit of the "G" standard is generally only seen on one's internal network.

I currently have the Linksys/Cisco W54xxxx "G" router. It's in a seperate room from my iMac and I connect to my network wirelessly. My iMac supports "N".

I have the SBC/ATT DSL Elite plan.

My question is, is there any benefit going to a "N" router? Will I see any speed increases on my Mac which is what I use most often. My Laptop (W7) is a little older and does not support "N".


Answer:wired/wireless n/g home networking question

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Need help with some home networking connection speed problems, got a few questions, which I'm going to describe in as much detail as possible below!

I just finished my new system build and was planning on using a wireless adapter for my internet connection, I first tried with a PCI e adapter - ASUS PCIe N-13, which did work right out of the box and the system connected, however connection was patchy at best and the speeds were horrible! See results here - PCIe N-13 results.

So i returned that thinking that it was the card's problem and got a Rosewill USB adapter -mainly for the extendable base (which I thought would help position the adapter a little higher and slightly closer to the router located a level above the basement!). This seemed like it was working until I tested the speed again it proved that nothing has changed - see reults here -Rosewill USB adapter results

What I don't understand is that my gateway laptop uses the same wireless network, from the same desk at which the desktop is and gets considerably great speeds (compared to the two above) - Gateway Laptop Wireless Results , so does all my Home Entertainment systems, ROKU, PS3, XBox Kinect,TV etc , I know this because I stream a lot of HD movies from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon VOD, and they all have great quality!(all of this equipment is located in the basement hardly a few feet away from the desktop and connected wireless to the same router) - how ... Read more

Answer:Home Networking Advice - Wired & Wireless

Your post is too long and I'm too tired to address everything, so I'll just shotgun it. Most wireless speed issues are attributable to interfernce- 2.4GHz products to be specific. Cordless phones, baby monitors, cordless mice, bluetooth, etc around your computer can cause interference, not to mention the 5 million access points on your block. I wire up everything stationary and provide WiFi for everything mobile.
I haven't had good luck with Netgear, I know plenty have. If your other WiFi devices are doing OK, it's probably not the problem.
As to not having to pay for the service call- if you are not able to use their service through no fault of yours, they won't charge you. I'd make sure the cable you want to use is actually connected to something on the other end. If you can find the splitter, swap the cables around and see if that helps..
If you have a cordless phone, you don't want it anywhere near your WiFi.Is there a phone jack near the new modem location? Iyou can plug the phone line in anywhere and have phone service throughout your home.

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