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Wireless Works Fine but Wired Does Not

Question: Wireless Works Fine but Wired Does Not

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!

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Answer: Wireless Works Fine but Wired Does Not

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So I just got the new Virgin Superhub 2 I set it up and everything connects fine but for some reason I'm getting the full speed through the wifi on my xbox/phone/laptop but my desktop which is wired straight to the router is only getting 3mbps max and 0.05 upload.

So I set it up into router mode and plugged in my old linksys which worked for a time but after about an hour will always disconnect sporadically. I called the Virgin engineer out and he replaced most of the wires and even some of the stuff out in the box in the street but had the same conclusion with wireless fine and desktop not.

It works limitedly Im writing this on my desktop but if I try to do anything more than surf reddit or other low bandwidth required things it will disconnect.

I know it is capable of working because for a time I had the computer running at over 50mbps and when I plugged directly into the modem it was fine but obviously only I could use it and nobody else then.

The other strange thing is when the laptop was plugged in via wire it seemed to work fine so it leads me to suggest I have some settings or drivers incorrectly setup.

I'm using a Windows 7 64bit PC

I should probably mention that I'm not that good with tech so if you do have a suggestion can you please explain simply

Answer:Wireless works fine but wired connection is slow

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I bought a Belkin G Wireless Router about 8 months back.

Starting a few weeks ago, I've had to set a static IP address to my recently built computer (sitting at right now) for it to not disconnect every few minutes.

I then noticed that no wireless devices (tested with 2 Laptops and Ipod Touch) could connect. If I restarted the router and did NOT connect anything to it, it would connect with local access only. If I attempt to set the router up using the CD that came with the packaging, it claims it cannot connect to the internet, and then proceeds to actually kick me off the net.

Does anyone have any clue what coulda caused this?

As far as I know, I've not changed anything.

Answer:Cannot connect to Wireless, but wired works fine, with kinks

Which OS? Is the NIC adapter (USB, PCI, PC-Card Bus, miniPCI (onboard))

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If I plug in to my router directly I can browse my workgroup, access all shares without a problem. When I disable my onboard LAN card and enable wireless, I can't browse my workgroup or even ping the other computers by name or IP on my network.

I can browse the internet wirelessly, ping the router and the IP and subnet are the same when I'm using wireless or wired connection.

I removed and added client for MS networks, file and print sharing, removed all wireless security from my router and it still does not work. I don't know if its my Dell wireless card or an OS problem and don't know what else to try.

Any ideas?

Answer:cannot browse home network through wireless, wired works fine

On the pc that giving you trouble open this:

click on start
click on run
type: cmd
type: route print

See if it can see your network or your router when you connect wired or wireless?

click on start
click on run
type: services.msc
scroll down for wireless zero configuration make sure that's enabled

also look for network connections and make sure that's enabled
also computer browser is enabled
make sure xp firewall (built-in is disabled)

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My laptop can connect wirelessly to my network, but it cannot connect via it?s wired NIC. Actually, skype will still work, but outlook mail and browsers do not.
The cat6 cable is ok. I have tested it on another computer. The NIC is ok. My wired connection works just fine at my other house (let?s call it Location 2), which has a similar setup. So, in summary?
At Location 1, my wireless connection receives an expected DHCP IP Address of 192.168?.
At location 2, my wireless AND wired connections both receive expected 192.168? addresses (I don?t connect them at the same time)
At Location 1, here is the problem, my wired connection receives a crazy address. When I ipconfig /release and /renew this wired address, it doesn?t change.

Any ideas? Thanks.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-------
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c959:894d:d1ed:6f%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:25:02 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, August 05, 2010 4:53:36 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::226:5aff:fefb:5... Read more

Answer:Wired DHCP issue: works at one home, not the other. Wireless is fine

kcrouse96h said:

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-------
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c959:894d:d1ed:6f%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::226:5aff:fefb:5b26%12
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00--------
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80xxxxxx(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::226:5aff:fefb:5b26%11
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . .... Read more

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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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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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Hello,My name is Vladan and I have had a problem occur yesterday. My internet stopped working.I immediately tried my phone's wireless connection and saw that it was working fine, so I tried laptop wireless and it too was working. When I plug in my network cable it stops working.My ethernet internet connection status shows that Ipv4 and Ipv6 have "no internet accsess". It's not just my laptop's wired internet that stopped working, it's the whole network I have in my apartment consisting of two more computers who also lost their wired-ethernet internet accsess. I suspect something is wrong with my router since it relays my internet but wireless works fine so I'm stumped. When I plug in my cable it shows limited connectivity.I have tried ipconfig /release - /renew, I have tried netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset log.txt I have tried (netsh winsock reset catalog), also I tried (netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log) and it said the following ::::::Resetting Interface, OK!Resetting Neighbor, OK!Resetting Path, OK!Resetting , failed.Accsess is denied.Resetting, OK!Restart the computer to complete this action.::::I don't know what is this "failed and accsess is denied" but it might be the problem.I have rebooted my router several times but also with no results. I have checked DHCP settings for both router and laptop adapter and it all checks out. I have check IP filtering and MAC filtering on router and it all looks fine. I use no f... Read more

Answer:Network troubleshoot - Ethernet (wired) stopped working, Wireless works fine.

Did your ISP give you this router such as your leasing it etc? If so contact them for a replacement.If you own this router then I'd try factory reset button to set it back to factory default. If that doesn't cure this then buy a new router. They are pretty cheap these days.Your router could have been hacked, the access denied is strange!

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Okay I'm not too good with computers but this is my issue:
on the home network we have 2 computers hardwired to the router and then a wireless network which I use with my laptop.

Both the computers are unable to access the internet, when I go into cmd-->ipconfig both list the ethernet adapter as "media disconnected" . however I can still access the router configurations on both computers. On the router (linksys router) the internet light is lit up as are both 1 and 2 port connections (where the computers are connected). But still, no internet ("page load error")

However via the wireless network my laptop connects to the internet just fine! Can anyone help me??? thank you

oh the 2 computers are running windows xp, and my laptop has vista

thanks in advance

Answer:"Media disconnected" for 2 wired computers, wireless works fine

Pick one non-working machine and let's see if we can get that to work.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?

On the affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





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

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

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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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Linksys PCI G Wireless Adapter has stopped working after a semester at college. The network was wired there, so my desktop was plugged into it for 3 months, but the adapter itself was safe.
It worked before I left for college, and I just got back, set everything up again, and it is detected in device manager, I enabled, disabled, reinstalled drivers after removing the old ones, and tried installing and uninstalling it.

When at college, because this is a Vista machine, I had to update my drivers that manage my wired connection, because they were not working when I first got to college. I was wondering if this may be the cause of the problem.

Answer:Wireless fine, wired fine, back to wireless, not fine.

can we see a device manager and also an xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
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.
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

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 ... Read more

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I have searched for this problem and can't find it anywhere. Every few minutes my IBM Access Connections keeps shutting down, then restarting all by itself. I usually don't have to do anything to restart it, but once in a while it takes too long to restart, so I reconnect manually. I don't know if it makes any difference, but it didn't happen until I downloaded Google Chrome. I've installed Service Pack 3, but no change. And while I'm at it, my laptop will no longer restart when I click "restart". It just powers off. Anyhelp would be appreciated. My computer model:R51 2883-ARU Message Edited by jnwest on 09-07-2008 12:52 PMMessage Edited by jnwest on 09-07-2008 12:52 PMMessage Edited by jnwest on 09-07-2008 12:53 PM


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Answer:R51 Wireless keeps turning off and back on. Internet signal fine - 2nd computer works fine.

Hello, thatīs a strange behavoir. It seems that google chrome had problems with AC and interferred with it.I would suggest uninstall and then install google chrome. See if AC is functioning as designed when google is uninstalled. Or try to download the newest verson of AC from driver page of Lenovo.Look at the link supports&downloads, on the very top of this page! greetsAndreas    

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Making a post because this has happened to not one, but TWO computers that I own and I'm completely baffled.
Basically what has happened to these computers is that they cannot seem to resolve DNS at all through a wired connection, but wireless is fine. Windows troubleshooting indicates that everything seems fine, it just can't get a response from the DNS server. I run ESET Smart Security on both machines, and uninstalling it actually does not fix the issue, as well as reinstalling network drivers, so I'm starting to pin it down to a Windows specific bug. Allowing the DNS address to be assigned or assigning it myself to Google or whatnot does not fix the issue. I run a myriad of programs unfortunately and it's going to be very difficult pinning it down to a specific executable that is causing the issue, at least to my limited knowledge, and I was wondering if anyone else had experienced a similar issue and would be able to share what caused it?

I can work around it with a stupid, weird fix of adding a USB NIC, which somehow, for some unknown alien reason, doesn't suffer from the DNS issue over time on both these systems.

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So this morning, out of nowhere, the wired internet connection on my desktop pc stopped working like normal. I'm 'connected' but every webpage just hangs on loading and occasionally after 10+ minutes I'll get the tiniest fraction of the site loaded. So there is some sort of connection going through but there's obviously a problem.

Wireless works fine on all the other laptops in the house, I've tested other ethernet cables to my desktop pc to no avail and I've tested wired connections from my laptop and they work fine.

I ran a scan for viruses/malware etc 2 days ago and came up clean, but today I ran one and found 3 malware infections. Two were infected registry keys, which seem were infected by PUP.Optional.SilentInstall.A and PUP.Optional.SProtector.A. The third was a infected file 'conetinuetioSaVee/uninstall.exe' which was infected by the above PUP.Optional.SilentInstall.A. They are now quarantined and removed.

I'm guessing my internet problem could have been caused by these infections changing some settings somewhere which took affect after I shut down my desktop last night. Now they are removed, but these settings are still wrong. I'm unable to log into my router from my desktop, it just hangs, but I'm able on my laptops. I'm running Windows 7 and using a Netgear router DGN2000.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm stumped!

Answer:Wired connection not working, wireless fine

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I'm trying to get a Windows XP Home laptop to connect to the web wirelessly. The modem/router (leased from my DSL provider) gives me an address & other network settings fine. I can get to the modem/router & bring up it's configuration webpage, but that's all. I can't even ping my network printers ro PCs. Other wireless computers on the network have no problems. A wired connection works completely fine (web = OK). Here's a list of things I've tried:

netsh interface ip delete arpcache
netsh int ip reset /log.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
ipconfig /flushdns
verified wireless hard switch is on
restarted dhcp, dns, windows zero configuration via services.msc
scanned for viruses
reinstalled wireless drivers
tried a known working wireless usb adapter - same issue
disabled firewalls
flushed IE8 browser (temp files, cookies, etc.)
reset IE8 to fresh install defaults
sfc /scannow
disabled windows zero configuration & used the Intel Proset Wireless software

Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks in advance!

Answer:laptop wireless not working, wired is fine

Greetings, chiepler.

Looks like you've tried everything I would have suggested. The only other things I can offer are:

1. Make sure your proxy settings are clear.

2. Boot to a Linux distro (Mint is a good one), let Mint/Firefox try to access, see if you get a change in symptoms.

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With a wired connection I can get the high broadband speeds I would expect (up to 6Mbps), however when I connect to my new Orange Livebox router wirelessly (with a connection rating of Excellent) the broadband speed is less than 1Mbps. I have tried the obvious possibilities such as different wireless G cards/temporarily disabling the wirelss security etc. Could anyone please provide me with any possible answers?

Answer:Slow broadband going wireless, but fine wired.

There are many reasons why the wireless connection would be lower then wired.1. the location of the livebox (near metal objects or magnetic fields)2. Local radio interference3. the line provided by BT (ask them to check it)4. filters faulty (change it)5. the reported speed is acually incorrect)what it would not be is the network card or the livebox it they are talking to each other. What you need to do is ping the PC click here

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I have an Acer laptop (Windows 7) and SMC router.

The laptop connects to the wireless network but it says 'no internet access'. Troubleshooting nets me the information that "the DNS Server isn't responding".

The laptop can easily connect to the internet via ethernet.
It also connects wirelessly without issue to my phone's hotspot.
I have other computers that connect wirelessly through the SMC router to the internet without issue.
The laptop used to connect to the internet wirelessly through this same router. I did not use the laptop for a couple of weeks and when I fired it up again the wireless would not go to the internet.

To recap, there is nothing wrong with the wireless adapter on the laptop. The router's wireless network is fine and dandy.

So how can I get the laptop to understand the wireless signal is fine so connect to the internet already?

Answer:Connected but no internet (wireless - wired is fine)

A friend who reads my online journal, suggested winsockfix. My laptop is 64-bit and winsockfix complained loudly that it did not work at 64-bit. I tapped the options anyway and soon it said to reboot and when I did, all was magically fixed!

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I configured my computer with the netgear router which came in the aol box. and started using the wired broadband without problems. and enabled my aol router for wireless use with network name and password. now on disconnecting the ethernet cable, it asked wep address and even after 2-3 attempt, its not working please help... i have re-installed it twice still the same problem

Answer:aol wireless problems, wired 1 working fine

Why are you disconnecting the cable? If you need to do this disconnect from the internet first as it could be causing this problem...

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My computer will not connect to my router, unless I disable my firewall. I am using Panda Platinum Internet Security. I can connect to someone elses wireless router with the firewall enabled. I have tried to create exceptions within the software to let me connect, but it doesn't work. I keep the network card disabled when I am using the wireless. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software with the card enabled and the wireless card disabled, but it still wouldn't connect to the router without the firewall diasbled. I can connect wirelessly even though the card was disabled when I installed the software. I also tried Zone Alarm and that wouldn't let me connect either. I am running Windows XP Pro SP2. The network card is a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet card. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't connect to wired router, but wireless is fine.


so I assume then that you are trying to connect via a wired link?
if so, then perhaps you could edit your post to help explain what the problem is?

You are having problems with your wired connection on a 1)laptop 2)desktop
You have ICF 1)enabled 2) disabled
You have tried uninstalling panda firewall shit and connecting 1)yes 2)no
When panda is installed, does your lan connection a) show up as connected but no traffic goes through or b) lan connection says 'no connection
What method are you using for ip addressing 1)DHCP 2)static
if answer to above was 2, then
Are your ip settings correct 1)yes 2)no

or i just totally misinterpreted your problem, in which case, i'm sorry

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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.

My diagnostics: I checked the wired router... Read more

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

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I have a really weird situation with a customer whom i have set up broadband for....

Its all set up using my personal laptop as per the instructions from BT. Everything went without a hitch, and connected fine - all 4 lights on the router blue.

When i connect with a cable, everything runs just fine - download speeds of 200k+.

However when i connect to it wirelessly everything grinds to a halt. The wireless light on the router is blue (meaning no problem), the signal strength on my laptop is described as excellent, but still i have problems!

Ive tried changing the wireless settings from WPA to WEP and have tried a couple of different Channels for transmission. Ive also tried using the customers laptop which behaves in the same way (ie Cabled fine, Wireless crap). Any ideas from anybody?!

best regards,


Answer:Solved: BT Homehub WIRELESS slow, wired connection fine!

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I have found many similar problems to mine, but not the exact one so here goes.

HP Pavilion, Windows 7, 64 bit home premium, i7. Westell 327W wireless router (at&t version)

I have no problem at all connecting to the internet via the wireless connection in my new desktop. But often when I connect with the LAN enabled it simply refuses to connect. The problem is very repeatable with, and other sites. I can see and access the rest of my network fine wired only. And on the occasions I have been able to connect, the speed tests are fine.

I just have no idea why it occasionally refuses to connect (have not been able to connect to these sites for several hours now after multiple reboots) via wired and never has any issues over wireless. I have already disabled the router firewall and have the same issue with all non-windows services disabled.


Answer:Windows 7 machine fine to internet via wireless / won't connect wired

You need to decide whether the problem is with the wired ports on the router or with the computer that is plugged in. Have you got another computer you can plug in to the router?

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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.

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 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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I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 with Windows 7. I have been using Time Warner Internet. It worked fine until yesterday. WiFi stopped working out of the blue. When I tried, wired connection works pretty well. I do not recall any significant changes to my computer while this happened. So now I can connect to the wifi hotspot but it says "No Internet Connection". When I connect the LAN wire with the WiFi router, internet works. The moment I remove it, it says No Internet Access, although computer is connected to the hotspot and signal is very well.

The drivers are being shown as up to date in device manager.

I tried following instructions given here:
This didn't work. Problem persists.

I have been through some threads around here. This is the ipconfig output:


Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom Virtual Wireless Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-F1-A1-C3-3C-91
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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Answer:Solved: Internet access problem with WiFi. Wired internet works fine.

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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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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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This is a strange problem. I have been using my Toshiba Satellite M45 Notebook (XP Home SP2) for about 3 months using the wireless connection. works fine. I believe the Ethernet wired connection worked when I bought it too but I can't remember.

Recently, I tried to connect to the internet using regular wired Ethernet on my home network using Internet Explorer (IE).

IE will only connect to 2 pages. Google and Everything else times out.

I tried Mozilla Firefox with the exact same results.

When connected via the wire, I can ping to any web site I want, Yahoo, etc and get a response... but not their website.

Any ideas? Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Wireless works; wired almost works

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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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 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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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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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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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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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'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 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 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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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
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Answer:Solved: Wired works, but not wireless

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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 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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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 there,

Not sure if this should be a networking or a operating system question, I guess it's a little of both.

Here's what's happening. I have a cable modem going to a wireless router. My PC(1) is plugged by wire into the router; another pc(2) and Mac Powerbook running wireless. Everything was running great until roommate was using PC1 a couple days ago. Now PC1 will not connect to anything but PC2 and laptop run fast and fine on wireless. I have cleaned with SpyBot and Ad-Aware, as well as Avg in Safe Mode and nothing comes up (usually that's all I have to do to fix it). I checked winipcfg and my network adapter is there with an ip address but if i release, it will not find another ip to renew. Also tried to restore to a couple days ago, no dice.

Here's where it get's weird. If I click just about any folder (my computer, my documents, my network), I get a fatel errod saying that Explorer has made a fatel error and will shut down. I click okay and it just goes back to the desktop, but doesn't shut down.

Roommate talked to ISP tech support (before i knew about the issue) and they were no help aside form wanting to send someone out, which i know is a waste of time since the connection to the modme is fine and that's all they will touch.

Anybody have any ideas? Computer with issue is running Win 98SE (I know I sucks but i never use it anymore...that's why rommmate was using it. haha).

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Hi, this my first time posting and I really would refrain from bothering people if I could, but I've been having this issue with my wireless for the last month so I thought perhaps someone could help.

The OS is a Windows XP home.

I go into IPCONFIG/ALL and it tells me that my wireless is disconnected

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.
I've tried going into the router (it's a NETGEAR MR814) IP, and I've added it to the list of devices that can connect to it, but it's not working. It just... won't work. It's not that there's a security lock on my router because I've disabled it and it still wouldn't work.

So now I'm completely befuddled, and disheartened, and on the verge of just taking apart my machine were it not for the ethernet connection. Can someone please help?


Answer:Ethernet works fine, Not Wireless

First try going into network property and see if you can see it.
If you see something like "Local Area connection 2" with wireless network card, right click on the icon and view available network/connection.
If you see your wireless router setting, highlight and click "Connect".

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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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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 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 . :
Descripti... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wired connection works 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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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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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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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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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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Hi all.
First of all, I want to thank you guys in advance for putting your time and effort to solve my issue. any answer would be grateful to me.

My internet provider is At&t and as I mentioned in the title, wireless internet works perfectly fine, but Ethernet connection doesn't work on my desktop. Currently I am using wireless adapter on my PC, and it works just fine. I tried disabling the wireless connection, resetting the modem, re installing the Ethernet driver and anything I can think of.

The odd thing is that my brother used Ethernet connection just fine with his desktop about three weeks ago, with same router and same cable. So I am assuming that my computer is the one with the problem but I can't figure it out why.

I'm going to try out the different cable tomorrow, but I highly doubt it will fix my problem.

Help me guys. If you need any other information, ask away. I will give it to you as much as I can

Attachment file is my network and sharing center status unidentified network is my ethernet connection

Here is my ipconfig /all result

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Junbum-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family ... Read more

Answer:Wireless works fine, Ethernet doesn't

Odds are that the NIC has failed.

Another low possibility (in addition to cable and router LAN port) are the PC's firewall or security suite misconfigured or corrupted.

Another thing to try: in Device Manager right click on the ethernet - Properties - Advanced tab - for the 'Speed & Duplex' property try different values beginning with '100 Mbps full duplex' and '10 Mbps full duplex.'

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I'm sure this has been asked 1000 times but I cannot seem to find my exact issue anywhere. Hopefully this helps myself and anyone who runs into this issue.

To start, I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Everything worked 100% fine with absolutly no issue and then.... I moved. Now we have Fios instead of Comcast.

Now to the issue. When I have the ethernet connected I cannot get internet access but I have full network access. I went out and purchased a new wirless card and wirless works just fine. I tested 2 different cables, recrimped both of them and nothing. I have activity on the PC and the Router so I am sure they are good.

I have tried everything I have read online, Updated Realtek Family PCI Ethernet drivers from MSIglobal. Disabled/Enabled. ipconfig /flushdns, /release and /renew. I went as far as Backing up and reformating the Hard Drive and before reinstalling the backup I tested it and nothing. Restored my backup file and yep.. nothing.

Its kind of frustrating. I'm not exactly and expert but i am in no way a novice either. This one has me stumped. Im thinking maybe it is a windows service that is not set to start correctly but I figured I would creat a post while I am at work and maybe have and answer to test before I hunt through the services tonight.

Any advice is greatly appreciated


Answer:Ethernet=No Internet But Wireless Works Fine

This sounds more like a router problem to me. Have you tried resetting your router then using the ipconfig /all command?

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Hey everyone -

I can follow directions and am fairly tech-savvy, just don't have the time to troubleshoot this stuff and run my business. Here's the rundown:

Router: Cisco Linksys E1000 V2
-working fine until I unplugged to move it and plugged it in
-verified with tech support the problem is not physical
-right now, am hardwired to the router, which is hardwired to the cable modem, and connectivity is fine through hardwiring

-no luck through wireless - this is the error message I get:

This webpage is not available:
The server at can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.

How do I fix this - I suppose it's some simple setting somewhere, just don't know where to go to or what to change. Thanks in advance for your help!


Answer:Router Works fine Hardwired, but no on wireless

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I dont remember this much trouble before.

I have been connected via wireless due to i needed the lan for another comp.

It has been hooked up to lan before.

The other comp isn't using the lan so i went to plug in my old vista.

Now it wont get on the internet.

It can see the other computers connected but it can't network to can just see them.

The lan is enabled. But it says limited access if that means anything.

In order to use the internet i must use my wireless.

My Vista has never failed to fail yet

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Here is a new one wireless works fine will lan wont connect

you got teamviewer? I have an idea but I dont know how to explain it

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Hey Guys,
I have a Linksys WAP54g v.2 Wireless access point.
It connects fine, my internet works, i can see my network across it but I can't log into it to configure it. I have lost the set up disk but I thought you could just goto the IP address and set it up directly??
When I type in the IP address I belive it to be it just gives me the old 'page cannot be diplayed' error.
You may ask why I am playing around if it all works, well when I first set it up I didn't secure it (yes my head is looking down in shame) and I'm just trying to secure the signal.

Any idea's would be most handy!

Mucho thanks

Answer:Solved: Wireless works fine BUT can't configure it?

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Dell Latitude D520 running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. Everything about this laptop works fine except for its wireless ethernet. Even the wireless ethernet works fine when accessing the internet and when downloading files; but, when accessing the LAN, I get 'access denied' sometimes and other times I get sl-o-o-o-o-w transfers of files and messages telling me the files I'm copying or running are corrupt.

Example: I attempted to copy a file across my LAN to this laptop. On the WiFi, it copied very slowly for about 10 minutes or so and finally aborted when the bar graph showed about 20% complete. On the wired ethernet, the same file copied successfully in about 12 seconds.

I've checked the settings for the wired and wireless NIC and I can't find any differences.

To be clear, the wired LAN does fine for both internet and LAN access. The wireless ethernet works fine for the internet and presents the problem only when accessing the LAN.

Answer:Solved: Wireless works fine for internet but not for LAN

"when accessing the lan" ???

do you have multiple machines on a lan that you are trying to transfer files from???

If yes are they all on the same workgroup????

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My internet works, but when I want to connect my wireless I can't. The modem TWC gave me is Arris Touchstone DOCSIS 3.0 Gateways. I try even with my D-link router but nothing.
My Laptop is Sony Vaio E Series, SVE15112FXS , Windows 7
What to do?

Answer:Internet works fine but I can"t have wireless

Please use this tool to post all the files here will have a look

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I just had a quick question. I have a wireless N adapter on my PC and I have never had any trouble. I switched ISP's and they brought out a new router and now my network always says 'identifying', and will only say 'connected' every 5 minutes or so, and will only stay connected for maybe 2 seconds tops. What I find weird is even when the network says it's identifying the internet works just fine, 25ms ping on speedtest. Signal strength is 4 out of 5 bars. I'm not too concerned since everything works just fine, but I was wondering if anyone knows what is up with this new phenomenon.

Answer:Wireless always 'identifying' but internet works fine??

Uninstall network adapter, reinstall adapter.

Then reinstall drivers

Reset the ip stack after you do that

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt in elevated cmd prompt

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I just got a brand new computer with wireless capabilities. After some configuring, i am connected to my home network, but i cant connect to the internet that is set up on the host computer. i have already checked all the settings on my computer, disabled the firewall (because i have windows xp sp2), and reset the router twice. i am just wondering what else could be the problem. could the local area connection have something to do with it? please help.

Answer:Wireless Network Works Fine, But Cant Get On Internet

How did you attempt to hook up so far? Did you try this:

start > control panel > network connections > wireless network setup wizard
Or this on the host computer:

start > control panel . network connections > setup or change your work or home network setup
Run the wizard, choose "This computer connects directly to the internet. The other computers on my network connect to the internet through this computer"

Wait a minute. Upon rereading your original post, I need to know what you are using a router for. Is it a wireless router? If so, then your new computer is not connecting to the internet through the 'host' computer, but rather through the router.

I shall await your answers.

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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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OK, first off I'm a newbie to this forum, so hello all. And I'm also pretty much a newbie to Vista also, but know XP alot, so should be able to go along with any help. Here's the problem:
I had someone move into my old office & his computer (Dell, Vista Home, 1gbRam, 160GBhd, nVidia network controller) is now going to be the one wired directly into the router & modem with the rest of the 3 comps in the house getting wireless signal as they had been for the past 2 years.

When I first plugged his comp in & installed the Netgear router from the disk, the install screwed up in that his comp was getting the internet cause it was plugged via ethernet, but the rest of the house couldn't cause there was no wireless signal. Also shown by the wireless light not being on on the router, but all the other were, power, LAN port4, & internet.

So I uninstalled the router since wasn't working correctly unplugged it all from the comp to restart fresh.

Went and did the install again, but now the wired in comp is not getting any kind of internet signal at all either being plugged directly into the modem, directly into the router, or even trying use one of the wireless USB adapters that are running on the other comps just fine, on it right now, but even that way there was something not allowing it to install correctly and get an internet signal, just kept saying can connect to a local network but not to the internet, rebuild this, blah blah blah.

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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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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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System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
Laptop: ASUS K52F

At my previous location I connected to the Internet via DSL modem. At my new residence, I connect via cable by Cox Communications. Cox supplied a cable modem/router, UBEE model DDW365. This is a DOCSIS 3.0 WiFi modem that has 4 wired Ethernet connections.. The wireless connection to the modem works fine and I get my required download speed. However the wired connection does not work. When I look at network adapter settings, it shows the LAN network cable as "unplugged". I have tried 3 different Ethernet cables without success. When I called Cox they suggest I go to their office and get a new modem since the wired portion of the modem may be bad.

But could the problem be on the computer end? Wired Ethernet did work properly via DSL at my previous residence. Is there something I need to do now that I have cable rather then DSL? Or is the consensus that the modem is bad and I need a new modem?

Answer:Cable Modem/router: Wireless Works, Wired Does Not

When I called Cox they suggest I go to their office and get a new modem since the wired portion of the modem may be bad.Click to expand...

I agree. Or better yet, buy your own and avoid paying rental fee. I have Cox too, BTW and you don't have rent from them and, over time, end up paying a lot more than if you buy your own. I have my own DOCSIS 3.0 modem connected to my own wireless router and they work just a well as that device you rent from Cox. Yes, they cost more up front, but compared to a year or two in rental fees, pay for themselves. Or if you like them all in one box, you can go that way too. Here is Cox's list of "approved" devices. Something to think about.

Yes, it could be your computer. But since this same computer worked before via Ethernet with your DSL modem, unless the computer was dropped or something during the move, it should work fine here. But still, unless you have an Ethernet "card", it is not likely any damage occurred. And motherboards have used integrated Ethernet for many years so hardly anyone uses an actual "card" any more.

Ethernet is Ethernet. It does not matter if your network connects to the Internet via cable or DSL.

One thing to understand, you have a "4 in 1" integrated network device from Cox. This device is really 4 totally discrete network devices that just happen to share a case, main circuit board and power supply. You have in this one box (1) a modem serving as your gateway devi... Read more

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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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I use a Netgear WPN824 to access ADSL (Bellsouth). The DSL modem only goes to the 824 router.

The router connects wirelessly to a laptop but I can not connect via a wired connection to a desktop with a fresh XP SP2 image.

Here is what I have found

From the desktop I do ipconfig and see an IP has been assigned to the hardwired desktop
from the laptop I go to the 824 router and look at connected devices. The desktop does NOT show there.
The desktop is set to use IP assigned by Bellsouth and DNS from OpenDNS
The desktop shows an active LAN connection icon at 100 Mbs
The desktop has a fresh image of XP SP2. No software or changes have been made.

Previously, I was able to access the network wirelessly from the desktop but I wanted to change to a faster and more stable wired connection.

Can anyone give me any direction?


Answer:Netgear 824 router works wireless does not work wired

The desktop is set to use IP assigned by Bellsouth and DNS from OpenDNS???

Only the Router should have a WAN IP assigned by the ISP.

Computers inside the LAN should have Local IPs.

BTW. OpenDNS seems to be the latest fashion, like many Fashionable things it usually contribute nothing, and can cause trouble.

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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'm trying to set up a wireless network for my parents. I have a Belkin Play N600 router (model F7D8302) that I'm trying to hook up to an Acer desktop running Vista. The modem is a Siemens Speedstream 4100. I have a cable going from the ethernet port of the modem to the modem port on the router. The pc is connected to one of the other four ports in the router. The wireless works fine, but I can't get the wired connection on the desktop working. The Internet light on the modem is not on, but the modem works fine when connected directly to the pc. I've tried power cycling and resetting everything, but it's still not working. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Belkin Router - wireless works but wired doesn't

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I have a strange situation. i have a Linksys wireless-g router I have a laptop, with windows 2008 server on it, named "DAVEG" with ip, with both ethernet & wireless adapter, with only the wireless adapter enabled (no ethernet cable) i have a desktop, with windows xp on it, named "DAVE_DESKTOP" with ip, with both ethernet & wireless adapter, with both connected to my home router I have both my desktop and laptop local drives shared, and can access them with the "\\xxxx" notation in start-run in either direction, with the wireless adapter enabled on my laptop, not with only the wired connection. when i have my wireless adapter enabled on my laptop, i can both ping my desktop by IP and by name, and the same goes for pinging my laptop IP and host name- both work. when i have my wireless adapter disabled on my laptop, i can only ping my desktop by IP, not by host name - and the same for my pinging my laptop from my desktop - only the ping by IP works. any ideas why? also of note, is that when i do a tracert in either direction, the address of the router ( does not show as one of the hops. My guess is this is due to APIPA, but that really a problem that I'm aware of. also, i am able to ping internet addresses both by IP or URL from the laptop regardless of which connection is enabled. Thanks

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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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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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Hey, I came into work yesterday to find that our internet had crashed over the weekend. We have wireless, ethernet, and vonage phone lines hooked up to a router (d-link) that is hooked up to the cable modem. (unknown brand. Looked all over it, no markings)
Here's the setup: Internet comes in from a cable outside and into our modem. One RJ-45 cord goes from the modem to the d-link router into the WAN slot. The two vonage phone modems plug into this router along with another RJ-45 cord that then goes to a giant switch/router thing that sends the connection to all the jacks in the building.
When I first looked at the modem yesterday morning, only the Pwr, Sync, and Ready lights were on. (all solid green) None of the port lights were on showing that the router was connected.
I tried starting everything several times. No luck. I plugged all of the cords directly into the ports on the modem and they worked, so internet was coming through.
Ok, so if the modem works, then it's a router problem. I grabbed another router of the same model, no luck. I grabbed an older, router, same D-link brand, and plugged everything in to it.
This time I get an amber/orange flickering light in the port it is connected to. Initially, nothing worked when I did this. I then held down the reset button on the router and now everything works except the wireless internet. (It won't broadcast. I can't find it anywhere in my list of available wireless networks)
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Answer:Wired works, wireless won't broadcast. (Pics included!)

Hi Dustin,

Have you tried logging on to the router to check how it has been set up?

When you reset a router it will revert to default settings and passwords

It will revert to a default IP scope, ( /254)

there should be a list of these settings on the bottom or back of the router.

The router has an IP number you can type into your browser and allow you to

change the settings.

Do you know what IP scope the network was running on before you pulled the

plug on the first router?

It might be as simple as turning on the wireless from the set up page!!

It may be possible to copy the settings from the old router as a back up

then restore these settings to the new router.

Let me know how you are getting on,

One more thing, remember to change the passwords from Default to stop any

outside logging in!!


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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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The router is a DLink WBR - 2310. I had been receiving internet through a DSL provider, and both wired and wireless connections worked fine. I've hooked up this router, and the wired connection is working by the wireless connection is not. The Wireless Network Connection says that I'm connected, but when I open Firefox with the wireless connection, but no wired connection, no webpages will load. Any thoughts?

Answer:Trouble with Router; wired connection works but wireless does not

could be a firewal blocking - have you switched off the firewall on the PC

any other PC able to use the wireless connection ?

Do you have wireless encryption enabled - if so try taking that OFF - by logging into router and removing wireless secruity

Download and install

Then run the program and post a screen shot of the program running
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.
Wireless Profiles
- Vista:
- delete the wireless profiles
control Panel
classic view
network and sharing center
manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to

- XP
- delete the preferred networks
control panel
network connections
right click on the wireless connection listed
wireless networks tab
in the preferred network list
click on each one and - remove button

you will then have to enter the wireless secruity key for any networks you connect to
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

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The subject says it all--my laptop, which wirelessly connects to the router, works perfectly. My desktop, which is wired into a LAN port of the router (and I've tried different ports), works for a time, then cuts out. When I try to repair the connection, it can't renew the IP address. What's going on?

Answer:Netgear WGR614 Wireless Works, Wired Doesn't

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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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A friend's laptop is running Windows XP. He's connected to a TP-LINK wireless router which in turn is connected to the internet through a Juniper WiMax modem.

All websites load fine with the exception of GMail and some google-related sites. Somewhere in the middle of the redirects during authentication it just spits out a blank page and sits there. This happens with FireFox, and this happens with IE. This also happens when I use a SOCKS 5 proxy (which operates on port 29000). Only GMail and the few google sites (like search results) don't work. Everything else works fine.

Network connectivity is fine, DNS is being resolved properly, I can traceroute the google webservers, ping yahoo/everything else with no problem.

This isn't a cache related issue, I have completely removed FireFox - deleted the profile folders, and re-installed. Cleared cache in IE as well - yet the problem persists.

This isn't a firewall / antivirus issue, i've disabled them all and re-enabled them without any change. There's no malware or worms/viruses or rootkits of any sort.

Now here's the crazy part. If i disconnect the laptop from the wireless router and connect it directly to the Juniper WiMAX modem, it starts working fine. Everything works, GMail and all. I connect the modem back to the wireless router, and the same problem comes up again. Other devices on this wireless router don't have any such problem (an iPhone and another laptop).

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I just upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate from windows 7. It is a clean install. I have attempted to download all relevant drivers, including wireless adapters. My wired connection works fine, however, my wireless connection does not work. The troubleshoot claims that DNS is a possible issue. I have powered off and on all router and modem equipment to no avail. Any new ideas?

Answer:Upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate. Wired works but wireless does not

Quote: Originally Posted by polishbeans

I just upgraded to Windows 7 ultimate from windows 7. It is a clean install. I have attempted to download all relevant drivers, including wireless adapters. My wired connection works fine, however, my wireless connection does not work. The troubleshoot claims that DNS is a possible issue. I have powered off and on all router and modem equipment to no avail. Any new ideas?

You will need to post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all so we can see what's going on with your network interface.

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setup wireless printer server on network. 3 computers can print wireless except for this one toshiba. i disabled norton internet security thinking that may cause it. but still doeesn't work. when i go to add printer from network it picks up the print server but no printer on it...any ideas?

Answer:wireless printer fine on all but 1 computer

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I've seen this issue posted by a few different people, but I've not been able to get mine to work as of yet. Here's the rundown:

When clicking on the network connection icon in the system tray, wireless networks are not shown.

-Drivers have been deleted/ reinstalled multiple times and different versions.
-When using netsh wlan show all from the command prompt, I can see all local networks.
-I have verified the following services are active and running: Windows Connection Manager, Radio Management Service and Wireless AutoConfig.

I have also tried the fix listed here: Fix No WiFi Available After Windows 10 Upgrade Issue, Here's How | Redmond Pie

The odd thing is I can see the available wireless networks from the login screen. I've tried logging in under another user and have the same issue.

Anyone have any ideas?

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