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Question: help networking 3 comps wired one wifi and a wired printer and a ps3 wired

ok here is what i have.
main desk top is and has this
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 23954 MB;
Motherboard: First International Computer, Inc., AU31, PCB 1.x, C0E4B02720
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
it also has a belkin usbwifi
alltel 3g air card.

what i need help with is want to conect and share the internet and files this comp though a
linksys wrt54g2 router that is wired to the ps3 and a d-link hub.
the d-link hub is wire to 2 desk tops and a laptop and a hp printer.

where do i start for some reson i can only have ether my 2 desktops and my main on net or my ps3.
if ps3 is on and i want to start net on a comp i have to shut off ps3 and restart all comps what am i doing wrong

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Answer: help networking 3 comps wired one wifi and a wired printer and a ps3 wired

lets see an ipconfig /all

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

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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

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

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I'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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i have network wired &wireless network i wish to conect wired network via switch with different ip also i am not provide any ip to switch

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I'm trying to use an ethernet splitter to hook up a network that includes both a Mac Mini which needs to be plugged in directly, and a couple of other laptops, which I hope to connect using an Airport Express. When I plug the splitter into the modem, I can only successfully connect on the wireless network. If I plug splitter into the router, the opposite. The wired Mac Mini works fine, but the Airport Express flashes orange, and I can't connect using Wifi. Any thoughts on how to resolve this? Using 10.4.11 on the Mini, 10.3.9 on one of the laptops, and I think 10.6 on the other. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Networking w/Wired and Wifi

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Just purchased a new G585 a couple weeks ago.  After trying Win 8, I realized what a complete POS of an OS it is and installed Win 7. 2 Major problems: 1.  Ethernet connection erratically disconnects - no rhyme or reason - sometimes works other times doesn't.  I've tested on two diff networks - the same behavior. 2.  Cannot install wifi - tried the drivers from Lenovo site - no go - tried drivers someone had recommended (broadcom wifi5.100.196.18) these did not work either - device still unrecognized in device manager This is my 9th Lenovo laptop over the years.  The others were great.  This one seems to have serious issues. Can anyone assist please???

Answer:G585 wired and wifi networking problems - please help!!

I simply cannot believe all the problems I am having with this BRAND NEW LAPTOP!! I am an IT professional and I cannot get the wired ethernet connection to be reliable and the wifi chipset driver wil not install. Simply unbelievable!! I have wasted 4-5 hours on this.  I am calling Lenovo and shipping it in for warranty.  Ridiculous!!! Lenovo's quality has definitely gone downhill!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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Hi, I'm trying to connect two computers together with an ethernet cable but both keep saying there's limited or no connectivity. They're both running XP Pro SP3. I've used the network connection wizard but that doesn't help either.
I did the ipconfig thing and here's the results. Anyone got any ideas.

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 M Network Connectio
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-90-30-0D
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MARK
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS ... Read more

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Hi all,

I have an Aztech ADSL 2/2+ modem and a Dlink DGL4300 wireless router.

I set up my modem and when wired to my pc, it works.
I followed the manual to install the wireless router, so that my pc is now connected to the wireless router, but somehow I'm not able to get the internet.

It works again when i replug my pc direct to the modem.

Can any1 help me please?

I set up my wireless router to connect to internet via PPPoE, settings are fine. do i need to reset anything and in any particular order?



Answer:Wired to modem works, but wired to router does not

tom4u said:

I set up my wireless router to connect to internet via PPPoE, settings are fine. do i need to reset anything and in any particular order?Click to expand...

The modem has the PPPoE connection; Your wireless connection to the router should be straight ethernet

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ok i know why its not working but I cant fix it.

My network goes like this:

Modem > WRT54G > Switch

now there are two comps useing the AP for internet and 4 useing the wireless.

the wired can see the wireless but cant connect (share)

the wireless cant see the wired but can ping them

they are on the same subnet and gateway and workgroup.

google has failed me this time so please let me know what i can do to be able to share files between the wired and wireless comps.


Answer:sharing files with wireless and wired comps on same network?

Since there on the same subnet it probably shouldn't matter, but I heard software bridging connections (XP) may be necessary to setup them up on the same logical network.

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Hi,Is it possible to have wired laptop and wired pc with another wireless laptop to same router? I am considering buying desktop replacement laptop but keeping desktop in order to run printer/scanner off it.Thanks

Answer:wired laptop and wired pc to router

Yes. My router supplies wired connections up to four PCs and wireless connections.

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click here

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Answer:Wired not working, wireless is (need wired cause I'm using room mates wireless)

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Question: Wired Networking

I am about to wire my house with cat5e, so all the computers gaming devices have Internet activity, I noticed that some rooms I want to have more than one wall connector. The problem is that I don't want to have to run more cable I have to, since all of the things are going to be connected directly to my router. The most ideal circumstance would be to run one cat5 to each room from the router, than have some type of hub. The problem I don't know what to use, it seems like every network device I find require power, and since the wire is going to be in the ceiling and walls it would be very complicated to have a power wire going to the device. i was wondering if a Cat5 splitter would be the best bet since It appears to that the maximum number of outlets per room is two. I was wondering if there a better way of connecting multiple outlets in one room? Thanks

Answer:Wired Networking

While 10/100 Mbps ethernet uses only 4 wires gigabit uses all 8. So splitting the cable is not wise if you think you may want gigabit eventually.

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I've managed to get the PC and PS3 to transfer media files between each other using nothing more than an ethernet cable and a small piece of software that makes a virtual server on the pc for the ps3 to do this.Now that I have successfully done this, I need help to have the ps3, via the pc, to access the internet.Simple instructions most appreciated, wireless is NOT an option at this time.Thanks.

Answer:Networking PC with PS3 (Wired)

additional..I have no router, my modem is of the usb type.

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Question: Wired Networking

Good Morning to all. I am currently using Wireless Networking which is working great. In the near future I am thinking of moving 2 of the 3 computers to the opposite end of the house. With wireless I will lose my signal strength. Therefore I am thinking of going Wired. My sons computer (which we will call #1) has the cable modem with roadrunner. The other 2 computers (#2 & #3) are in the same room next to my sons bedroom. All 3 computers are the same and all have an Ethernet card installed. All have open USB ports. So, now with that info, what equipment do I need to hook computers #2 & #3 to #1? How do I do this? I am trying to get by as cheap as possible since $ is kind of tight right now. Thank you in advance for all your assistance and suggestions.


Answer:Wired Networking

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Question: Wired networking

Hello, I am very slow at understanding networking. I have three computers, one serves as the server, the other two as workers. Two of the three computers have a software that needs to be shared. The program is installed on both computers. Both computers had ethernet cards already in them when they were built. I have cable internet service which is shared by all three pc's. My problem is the program runs extremely slow on the worker computer. I have upgraded my memory to 1gb in both. I was advised to wire the two computers that use the same program. I did this with a Cat 6 network cable. I put one end in the worker computer and the other end in my Linksys wireless G router. I did not notice any improvement. Is there something else that I have to do? On my server pc the cable modem is plugged into the router and then there is a cable from the router to my ethernet card. I also have a wireless G USB network adapter on this pc. Is this all configured correctly? Please help with any ideas. I really need this program to run faster. Thank you.

Answer:Wired networking

your wiring should look like


modem --->router --->server

If PC#2 is wireless, that's ok. If that's your slow system, it's a wireless issue.
Hardwire systems will out perform wireless hands down. Use wireless for
mobility only, not as your default connection.

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Saw a similar post that garnered no replies, but I figured I'd post this anyway:
In XP my IEEE port could connect to another machine that had an IEEE port via a cable and the two machines could transfers files and the like. With Vista, the port shows as working properly in Device Manager, there are no updated drivers and the machine will not sound off [bo-dunk!] when connected nor will it see the IEEE connected machine. Any ideas? I CANT be the only one who connects this way, although the Microsoft tech said I was the first to EVER call about it [Dell too, for that matter].

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

Answer:wired & wireless networking

See if anything here helps . .


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I use Verizon Fios and the Actiontec MI424WR router. My apartment is pre-wired with Cat5E. The ends of those cables are plugged into the ethernet ports on my MI424WR router. The other ends go to two separate jacks in the wall.

When I connect directly from my computer to the router using an ethernet cable, the wired connection works just fine. However, when I plug in from my computer to the jack in the wall (which is in turn plugged into the router on the other end, wired networking no longer works.

I have checked and confirmed that all of the ports on the router are working. The wired connection is recognized in my router's menu and the green lights on the router are lit for the port that the cable is connected to, however the data connection does not work. In the router's menu it says that my wired connection should be recognized as, which it is when plugging directly in and running an ipconfig - however, when I am going through the jack, the IP address it gives me is and the subnet mask is instead of as it is when I am plugged directly into the router from my computer.

It seems as though there wouldn't be a problem with the wiring, as it recognizes the connection, but rather with the software/router settings that doesn't let my computer speak to the router properly when using the straight through/crossover connection in the wall (I'm not really sure what it is, or even what these terms ... Read more

Answer:Wired networking problems

Pull the cover off the wall socket, remove the socket from the wall and check that the wiring is correct. Google "RJ45 pinout" for the colour coding that should be used. If some of the wires are correct, that can be enough to allow the connection to look good even as the data is not good.

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

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

--Wifi Signal-- Computer #2

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

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

An Error Occured while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled.

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

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

Answer:Networking Wired/Wireless - Help Me -

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

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Hi,I've got a HP Pavilion x2 detachable laptop. This has an USB 3 port and an USB-type-C port. Can I use one of these ports to attach to a wired ethernet network and what sort of adapter do I have to use?Thanks in advance! RegardsMarc

Answer:hp pavilion x2 and wired networking

Hello @emmes-mv, Yes, You may use USB C port for Wired Connection. You require something like this :   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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

Answer:Wireless and Wired Networking

Any suggestions ?

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I am new to networking but want to connect three computers by a wired connection I have all the network adapters, cat 5 cables and a switch. I am struggling to set it up. I can't access the internet or share a printer on the clients through the host. I can't even access the files on the host pc through the client pcs or vice versa. I think it is something to do with IP addresses but am unsure. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wired Networking Problems

pl we need more info..........what operating systems?????????????????

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

Answer:networking wireless\wired

No, it doesn't disable anything.

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

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Hi! So after days of stalking this site and figuring a few things out, I still need some help :/

Just moved into a brand new house and it has CAT5e running to every room, the main board/panel/thingie where all the wires end up is in the garage. I have had the cable company out here 3 different times to hook everything up, but they keep leaving out the Ethernet, saying they don't know what I'm talking about and a manager will call me... and never does. So I figured screw it, I'll do it myself! (I have TV, Internet, and phone through our local cable company.)

Today I bought:
- Baggie of rj45 cat5e connectors
- stripper & crimper
- punch down tool
- leviton voice and data expansion board
- cat5e mini 12 port patch panel

From what I think I have learned:
- I don't need the patch panel because the expansion board is the same thing?
- I'm going to need a switch/hub thingy?
- I need to move my cable modem into the box with all the wires in the garage?
- I could take out some of those phone lines he put in and patch the cat5e into it instead maybe?

Also, am I going to need to move my wireless router into the garage as well? I'd rather not.. we still use wifi for phones/tablets and I doubt the signal would reach from out there. Our set up right now has our desktop computer connected to the modem connected to the wireless router. I also have an old belkin wireless router, and an old westell dsl modem sitting around not being used, if those could b... Read more

Answer:Please help with wired home networking..

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

Answer:Wireless and Wired networking

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

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Hi all I have been using A netgear router for two computers for A while with no problems but recently when I added another computer to the network I find that allthough my routers internet connection light is lit I cannot connect to the internet? it seems as though the computers are not connected to the internet line at all!!!I am A bit of A noobie on this subject and so have only tried basic changes such as going through the set up new network wizard on all computers ect but to no avail when it stops working I cannot even connect to the router!!Please help as I am starting to lose the will to live.Many thanks for taking the time to read.

Answer:wired networking woes

Take a look at this here

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

Answer:Wired vs Wireless Networking

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

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Apologies if this is a really stupid question.

My friend wants to set up an office network.

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

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

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


Answer:Wired + wireless networking

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

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

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I am new to networking but want to connect three computers by a wired connection I have all the network adapters, cat 5 cables and a switch. I am struggling to set it up. I can't access the internet or share a printer on the clients through the host. I can't even access the files on the host pc through the client pcs or vice versa. I think it is something to do with IP addresses but am unsure. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wired Networking Problems

What OS do the PC's run

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My wife and I purchased a three-level split that does not have a wired network installed. All rooms/levels are finished. Currently, we have the modem/router in the ML living room with an HTPC/Xbox. Computers are in the computer room via wireless. The future home theater will be having another HTPC, probably dedicated bluray, etc. I would like to get gigabit ethernet setup to wire the three rooms, and eventually have a home server of some sort either in the computer room or in the utility room.

I plan on doing 4 drops to each room if possible. I can get the ethernet over the hallway, but I'm not yet entirely certain if I have access to put a real drop in the living room (30-40 feet) from the crawlspace, or if I just am going to be coming up through a hole in the floor and putting a switch up there. The computer room drop will be no problem (~10 feet), and the theater room should be relatively easy also (30 feet).

I found this article on Anandtech that lays out this:

[Device][Purchased stranded patch cable][110 Keystone][wall brackets][solid network cable][patch panel][Patch cable][Network switch]

The questions I have:

Are solid cables and patch panels really necessary for a home network? I estimate the longest drop to be ~40 feet , if even that, a total of 12 drops max. Could probably be okay with 8.

Cat5e or Cat6? I'm not doing anything fancy, just want a reliable wired network to eventually stream to all three rooms from a central location.

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Answer:Wired Home Networking Question

patch panels arent required, but while you are running I would run solid cable Cat6, just to future proof and leave you the best speeds you could get

If you dont do a patch panel its no big issue, youll just have wires coming from the wall right into the switch. If youre good with that then youre fine

You can get a faster speed on CAT5 just using a gigabit switch but the price diff isnt that much larger.

yes you can lay the cable over insulation, no problem there.

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

Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Wireless / Wired Networking Problem

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

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I want to connect 2 computers to my ISP service. using a simple 'wired' networking solution.At present: Standard ethernet cards fitted on 2 computers (not used). Using Thomson SpeedTouch 330 (Tiscali) usb modem on 1 computer, with BB working connection. I have available to use: Safecom ADSL 2 port combo router SAMR-4112 plus a D-Link DI-604, 4 port ethernet BB router. Plus spare numerous cables RJ11 and RJ45.Can you please explain to me in simple form, how I can use any of the above parts, if at all possible, so that I can connect 2 computers to my BB service. My confusion is due to the D-Link not having a usb port for connecting the Thomson SpeedTouch 330.The Safecom appears to only give me a single connection for BB ( basically just replaces the Thomson SpeedTouch!).D-Link D1-604 as 4 Ports plus 1 WAN sockets (no usb).Safecom SAMR-4112 as 1 port 1 WAN 1 USB ports. Any help and advice appreciated.The above router, router/modem were possibly bought in confusion and my error?. I also notice that the cables RJ11/RJ45/BT socket will all 'click & hold' in the ports including WAN, and that is leading to further confusion for me, as some have 4 wires and others have more!.

Answer:Wired Networking - Totally Confused!

Hi you could just connect pc's using a RJ45 network cable from lan port on one pc to lan port on other pc.HG

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


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Answer:Wireless/wired networking unavailable

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

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When I had my house built, I had cat5e (ethernet) cables ran throughout my house. However, I didn't have the jacks wired because I was going to do that later.

Now, I would like to wire all the jacks and need a little help.

Basically I need to know the basics like some steps and what tools do I need? Where can I get supplies?

I know this forum isn't really for how to wire stuff, so do any of you know of a good forum on the net specifically for my type of question? Thanks

Answer:Need some help with how to wire jacks for Wired Networking

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


Answer:Networking wired 64 Bit computer with wireless 32 Bit

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

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

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

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

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

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I need a router to link the broadband cable from my NTL set-top box with my two PCs and printer. I'd like to be able to make use of the 15 meter RJ45 Cat5e UTP crossover cable which is currently connected to my second PC in another room. There are so many routers on the market that I am confused as to which is the correct one to get. Someone suggested the D-Link DI-704P. Any comments on the suitability of this or any other suggestions will be very welcome indeed.

Answer:Router for wired home networking

I don't know to much about any particular model but I do know that if you want to use the printer from either machine without the other being switched on then you will need one with a print server built in or buy a seperate print server.

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hello all,

Background; home built computer 8gb ram all tested individually, 1.0tb hdd tested, popped in new 1.5tb hdd, tested power supply, 5 fans (no overheating issues), popped in new network card, tested disk drives.

Computer runs Comodo firewall, Avast antivirus, and tune up utilities. I was online one day and 20 windows opened up at the same time computer rebooted bsod. that day computer rebooted about 10 times. at first i was able to go online but soon afterwards no internet connection (red X on icon).

I tried to scan and the computer would reboot in the middle of scan (All different types of scans safe mode safe mode w networking normal). I was on the ph w a tech from avast for three hrs we ended the conversation by him telling me to internet provider, did that spoke w that tech for two hrs. I uninstalled avast.

Every time the computer starts comodo message comodo does not seem to be started or installed. fix doesn't work. I kn it is my computer that will not allow a connection to internet. I cant release /renew rpc server unavail

So I took out hdd and put in a new one to do a clean install no luck win 7 enterprise error 0x80070570, 0xc0000005, then it said 0x7717b099 ref memory at 0x774ae76f memory could not be written.

I decided to put old hdd in and combat the problem. Message Diagnostics Policy Service not running. After all of this i took it to my job so the tech could look at it he tried a clean install on new hdd no luck and he didn't have any ans

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Answer:wired connection to modem no networking available

How long had you been running the computer prior to this failure?

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

Answer:Home networking with wireless and wired?

File sharing Vista to XPclick here

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I want to setup a wired network for sharing internet. Put unsure which way is better hub or switch (?). At the present timing I am using a wireless route which keeps dropping connection, so I want to change it to direct connection. I know I will need a hub but when go to price them it pulls both hub and switch. I don't know which is better or if they both do the same job.

So, the question comes down to which is the better a hub or a switch? Or it doesnot matter?

The two PC units to be connect is a desktop and labtop...
I may also add my printer to the mix so it also has to handle that too. The only differents there is the printer is conect to the main PC which is a desktop unit. (Printer is NOT network readly)

Answer:Solved: Setting Up wired networking!

You need a router if you want multiple computers to have simultaneous internet access, unless you are paying for multiple public IP addresses.

A switch is much preferable to a hub; a hub is half-duplex, only one device can send at a time, and all traffic is routed to all connected devices; a switch is full-duplex and traffic is routed to the intended recipient only.

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Alright first of all let me give you my situation and you can shoot me some solutions, sorry if this sounds noobish esp. since I'm going to go school for this stuff, but here it goes. We have a DSL gateway going to a 4 port wired router, and let me say here that wireless will probably not be an option for my situation, from the routher one goes to my dad's office, my room, my sisters room, and my mom's computer. Now, the problem begins as in my room I have two computers that I need to give internet to (my lappy and desktop), first of all, is it alright to "stair step" two routers on top of each other, I mean I've done it for a little while and there doesn't seem to be a lot of issues but lately the whole network has been getting connectivity issues, etc. So my question arises what wired router you would recommend for my room to give internet to my lappy and desktop (my current Netgear drops internet consistently and is just more of a headache then I'd like to go through), or do you have a better suggestion for my situation? Or would wireless be the only solution for my problem, can't I just get a wirless router and go wired from the 4 ports most have in the back as well? Shoot me some ideas guys, I'd like to get this take care of before I go back to school in a couple weeks.

Answer:Best wired router (and other networking questions)

Buy a small 8 port switch, or a bigger one if you think you will keep adding machines. Plug the switch into the router. Plug all the computers into the switch. That will solve your capacity problem.

As far as your Netgear dropping its internet connection constantly, that is unusual and could be a problem with its configuration or with your DSL line or DSL modem. Netgears are decent routers, you should try to troubleshoot the issue with your DSL provider before you chuck it out.

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

Answer:Wireless and Wired networking combined?

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

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

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

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

thanks for the help

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Hey guys,

A while back I inquired about where I could get cheap cat5e wall keystone jacks/mounts/plates. I checked around online and everything was crap or over priced or had ridiculous shipping. So I figured that a local store would have them, wired networking is still the safest and fastest way to go! Well I couldn't be more wrong about stores having them. After going to these stores (in this order):

Wal Mart
Office Depot
PC Warehouse (a shady little joint I must add)
and Radioshack

I was pretty upset to find that NOBODY had wall mounts or jacks for cat5e. What a waste of fricken time, I got pissed and went home. There were 2 other stores I could have gone to (Best Buy, which I hate, and a small ghetto K-fart), but I thought F it, especially when I saw the prices on bulk cat5e cable, crimpers and regular jacks (250 ft of cable=$70, 20 jacks=$15 and craptastic crimper tools=$30, and I just got a decent kit on eBay with 300ft of cat5e, 30 jacks and basic crimpers for $25 SHIPPED). Then my sister wanted taco bell for dinner, so I took her. On the way back I decided to stop at the K-mart I over looked in my rage. Would kmart have these things when not even the computer places had em? I thought not, but I figured I'd check. I went back into the electronics section with the cables and phone jacks and over priced cat5e cables. Nothing... Then I just walked by the electronics clearance, and there they were Bell Atlantic cat5e keystone j... Read more

Answer:Elusive wired networking parts!

I found those on Froogle. I know you already found some, but If you need some, PM me, because I have a local supplier that sells them very affordably cheap in my hometown. I can get them and mail them to you, if you would like me to.

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

Answer:wired/wireless networking problem

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

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Networking wired and wireless together

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

Answer:Wired and Wireless networking at home

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

Only the first router should have DHCP active.

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

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

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

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I have a Windows 8 64 bit PC that is in my livingroom connected to my Netgear router via WIFI. It has a open ethernet port. I have a DirecTV receiver with two LAN ports open. Is there a way to connect a cat5 from the PC to the DirecTV receiver allowing the DirecTV receiver to get online via the WIFI PC? I hope this makes sense...

Answer:PC WiFi 2 DTV Wired

yes should be posible using
ics / bridge
Windows 8
Bridging two network connections: for windows 8


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Question: Wifi to wired LAN

Hi allThis may be an easily resolved question but here goes: I currently use wifi at home with no problem but need to be able to connect a laptop to this network through a wired connection BUT at a different location to the wifi router. So, the wifi router is in a different room to where the wired laptop needs to be. The reason for doing this (because I know it sounds a bit daft) is to do with the laptop's use of VPN to connect to a work network - it won't allow wireless.Can it be done? And if so, what do I need to do this? Is there a device which picks up wifi and makes it available via a wired LAN connection?Many thanks to anyone who has any tips.p.s. In case it matters, the wifi router is a Netgear DG834GT...

Answer:Wifi to wired LAN

I'm struggling a little to fully understand what you want to do.If all you want to do is physically connect your laptop to the network, you simply need a long enough cable to connect to one of the four Ethernet ports on your router to your laptop's Ethernet port, or hasn't it got one?As far as the laptop goes, it's probably easiest if you set up a separate profile exclusively for business use, making your Ethernet port the default connection.Does that help?

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Working on my parents house trying to setup a wire/wireless network and looking at what to get. We have about 8 wire drops throughout the house and want all to be live. But also want to have wireless access throughout 1-2 access points possibly. now im guessing that by best bet is probably a switch greater than 8 ports in the basement where all the drops are routed to. have comcast cable internet....will i be able to just run my cable modem straight into the switch and then plug to wireless access points into the switch to get wireless throughtout also? Last questions is there is a linksys 4port wireless router now, is it possible to use it in anyway to act as an access point and not have to buy another? Im fairly new to networking, i can setup a few computers on a single router or setup a wireless network easily just never did them both together and never used a switch before either. any help is apperciated

Answer:Help a noob with wired/wireless home networking

Cable Modem ----> Router ----> Switch ----> Computers

You cannot connect the cable modem directly to the switch - only one computer would get an IP (in most cases) and it would be a direct connection to the internet. In short it is unsafe and would not work.

Get a nice sixteen to twenty-four port switch to go in the basement. Connect one of the ports on the router's LAN section to the first port on the basement switch then connect the other drops to the remaining ports.

As for wireless access points - depending on the model you may be able to re-use the linksys you already have. Flash it with DD-WRT to get the most out of it. If you're looking to just purchase some - grab a couple Buffalo WHR-G54S or WHR-HP-G54 routers and put DD-WRT on them. They make nice inexpensive access point units.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Home Networking Advice - Wired & Wireless

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

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I have an issue that I can't seem to solve. My work laptop is on our Windows domain. I have both wireless and wired connections on it. I also have shared files that I access quite often to and from my desktop machine. The problem is that when the wireless is on and I am plugged in, my desktop uses the IP address assigned to my wireless card. That means my file transfers are going over the much slower wireless connection, rather than the faster wired connection.

When I ping my laptop name, from my desktop I get the wireless IP. If I disconnect the wireless, I get the wired IP. I could just use the IP address to connect in, but we have DHCP and I don't want to get into the whole, "what if my address changes" deal.

I would like to be able to leave the wireless on even when I am plugged in, just because I come and go so much that it is much easier for me.

Does anyone know why the network uses my wireless card over my wired card? If so, how do I change it, or is it a policy on our domain?

Answer:Windows XP Wireless/Wired Mixed Networking

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I am having some problems with my network. A couple years ago I had my house wired with cat5 so I could setup a network. It worked fine when it was setup. I then switched over to a wireless network. A day or so ago I decided to switch back to the wired method. I plugged the ethernet cable into my computer and everything worked fine. Today I go to use my computer and it says ethernet cable unplugged.

The computer I am using is on the 3rd floor of my house and the router is on the 1st floor. I checked the cable going from the router to the wall plate and the second wall plate to the computer on the 3rd floor. Both are plugged in. I then installed and uninstalled the network card drivers.

I then brought the computer downstairs and plugged it into the router directly. I used both the router to first wall plate cable, second wall plate cable to computer upstairs cable and they both worked fine. Am I right in assuming that the in-wall wiring must not be working somewhere? Is there anything else I can do to troubleshoot the problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Wired Networking Issue (Cable Not Working)

Get a cheap cable tester to verify the cable is wired properly and has not degraded or become damaged.

Alternatively you can just cut off and re-terminate the ends at the wall plate or whatever. That usually works unless the cable was severed or something.

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Hello all,

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

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

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

I have the SBC/ATT DSL Elite plan.

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


Answer:wired/wireless n/g home networking question

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

Answer:wired and wireless broad internet networking

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

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I'm running a music studio with a PC (Win XP Home) and a MacBookPro (Snow Leopard).

What I'd like to be able to do is the following:
Have the PC and the MBP access the internet via their wireless connections (yup, I know, easy - done in fact),
but also....
Have the MBP and the PC talk to EACHOTHER via a wired connection: both machines have gigabit ethernet, and the mac, i'm told, will do the crossover automatically (ie negating the need for a crossover ethernet cable). I'd like to be able to transfer sets of large audio files from one machine to the other which, via wifi, takes forever; but I'd also like to have both machines access the internet independently of each other.

I'm kind of asking if this is, in fact possible and, if so, how to do it.

Also, what would be useful is to be able to run Synergy on both machines, so I can use the keyboard and mouse of the PC to operate both machines. This was easy when I had a PC laptop, but now I've switched to the mac, its all a bit different.

Any help, suggestions, advice is, as always, extremely welcome.

Kind Regards


Answer:Networking a Mac and a PC both wirelessly and wired! *****s guide required.

MBP?? What do you refer to?

I have Win/XP, a Mac OSX, and RedHat linux all sharing files on the same subnet.
Just connect (anyway you like to the router) and enable Print/File Sharing on all system.

Google File Sharing Mac and PC to get the setup
here's one example

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My current set-up is as follows:

I have a central wireless router, which feeds my house with wireless internet.
I have my laptop, which I use as my main computer, in the basement receiving it's connection from the wireless.

What I am attempting to do, is use a separate router in the basement to connect to my network drives. This router does not have a wired internet source, but will be used solely to connect 2 Network drives, my laptop and my XBOX.

I have tried multiple set-ups, but can't seem to get Vista to recognize the contents or detect the network drives through the LAN connection on my laptop, even if I disable my wireless.

My question is how I might solve this problem (if possible) and if it can be done while maintaining my wireless connection.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Networking Both Wireless and Wired for Network Drives

To make sure the wireless is used for internet access you assign a static IP and mask to the ethernet connection, leaving the Gateway and DNS server blank.

Make sure the ethernet connection is designated 'Private' and that any 3rd party firewall (security suite) is configured for the desired access.

While connected to both networks please show ...

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

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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Although I am in IT, I have decided that it will likely take me ages to install a wired home LAN, and if not too expensive, would prefer to just get a professional to do it right the first time.

Question is:

1) How much should it generally cost per room to run ethernet on a new one-story house, with the router in a closet but with a plastic tube leading up to the attic (should simplify things).

2) What are good resources to find a reputable installer in my area? My neighborhood is still a work in progress, so there are construction workers nearby, but most don't speak english. Should I just have them run the wire and do the outlets, and I'll hook it up myself?

3) Should I run CAT5E or CAT6 cable, and should I provide my own hardware, or let them do it all?

I'll post pictures upon completion.

Answer:Wired Home Networking - Reality Check

I think $100 / drop is fairly typical, but that's just been my experience.

Unfortunately my builder would not let me drop my own wiring, so yes, I shelled out for the drops.

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I have a wired network and connected a Belkin Wireless AP to it
I am using win 98SE on the wired network and windoes 2000 on my laptop. I can ping everything form the AP to the two pc's and i can see the win98se machine on the laptop but not the other way about, When i try to access the win98SE machine it says it cant be found. I am using fixed IP addresses
any suggestions?

Answer:wired to wireless networking newbee problem

Some network config tips.

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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OK, so I run Windows' Network Setup Wizard and it goes through the setup procedure with no problems. Once complete, it tells me to use the Windows CD and run "the networking wizard" on my son's PC. I do that, and that also seems to run fine, but the Internet connection refuses to work on my son's computer.

I've tried turning off all Firewalls (both machines) and anti-virus/spyware, to no availail.

When I first completed the hime networking wizard, ZoneAlarm did pop up to tell me a new connection has been detected. I ticked to box to "allow into trusted zone".

After doing a little reading in the forums here, I thought a readout from IPCONFIG might help:

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

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mike-90c68073e6
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter MICHAEL'S COMPUTER (LAC#2): (this is my son's computer)

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C905TX-based Ethernet Adapter (Generic)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-60-08-2D-68-7A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

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Answer:Network newbie - Wired networking/ICS frustration!

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Hi, i have searched around but have not seen this setup explained and have been buggering about to no avail for too long.

I am looking to connect my Xbox 360 to my Internet connection (and PC for media) via the ethernet cable.

I am connected to a 3com Router (downstairs) via a Wireless adapter.

I have tried bridging my wireless connection and the wired (ethernet) connection but this just means nothing works. The Xbox finds the network like this, but does not get assigned an IP. assuming this is because it is the same IP that my PC is assigned?

I have just a normal patch rj45 ethernet cable, and have heard people that have used a crossover cable with success?

if i have left out any salient information let me know.

any help in getting this connection working would be appreciated.


Answer:wired networking of Xbox 360 (Via Ethernet cables) HELP

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I'm trying to cheaply setup one of my computers as an access point. I currently have 3 computers on a wired network all running with WinXP. I'm wanting to turn one of my computers into an access point so I can use a handheld device to access the internet. I went and bought an airlink awll4030 wireless USB adapter hoping that would work. When I got home and read the manual it basically said that it just links something to an existing wireless network and that was it. I checked the manual online and that one said you could put it in ad-hoc mode, which I'm assuming would make it into an access point (I'm really not sure.)

So I tried it out on two of my computers, and every time I tried to enable ICS on the "host" computer it kept telling me:
"Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) canot be enable due to an IP address conflict on the network. ICS requires the host be configured to use Please ensure that no other client on the network is configured to use"


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

When I emailed the company they told me to buy their brand access point instead. If I can manage it I'd really rather not because it is twice the price of the USB adapter I bought. The only other advice I can find is to get a wireless router, but then wouldn't I have to buy new wir... Read more

Answer:Wired/Wireless ICS networking problems..going crazy

That is possible that your Router or modem (who is your ISP) uses for the LAN. Change the router or modem to for your LAN settings, and you should be okay.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Comcast and wired and wireless networking

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I have a linksys WRT54GS wireless router and a Sprint 660 Modem and I am using Windows Vista. I can get internet by connecting with a wire to the router but not wirelessly only getting local connection with wireless

Settings for Linksys Router:
Internet Connection Type
Automatic Configuration - DHCP
Optional Settings
(required by some ISPs)
Router Name:
Host Name:
MTU: Auto
Size: Greyed out but says 1500

Network Setup
Router IP
Local IP Address: 192 . 168 . 1 . 5
Subnet Mask:

Network Address
Server Settings (DHCP)
DHCP Server:Enabled
Starting IP Address: 192.168.1. 6
Maximum Number of DHCP Users: 5
Client Lease Time: 9999 minutes (0 means one day)
Static DNS 1: . . .
Static DNS 2: . . .
Static DNS 3: . . .
WINS: . . .


Settings for the Sprint 660 Series Modem:

System Status

System Name: EMBARQ
ZyNOS F/W Version: V3.40(ACZ.9) | 11/07/2007
DSL FW Version:TI AR7

WAN Information

IP Address:
IP Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
Active DNS:
Primary DNS:
Secondary DNS:
VPI/VCI:8/ 35

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Answer:Can't get internet on wifi but can when wired

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at work my laptop will get about 14000 kbps download and the wired machines get around 26000 kbps... should there be such a huge gap in performance? if not how can i fix it or at least help it out some..?

Answer:WIFI slower than wired?

Yep, there is. Fixing it requires you to redesign the nature of 802.11g low-level protocols. That might be more than you're willing to take on right now.

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so I was bored today and decided to test my internet speed. I did wireless and wired test on my set up. did 5x speed test on each and everytime, my wireless came out on top. wireless would run 115mbs vs. 80mbs wired. what gives??

Answer:wifi faster than my wired??

Not enough information.

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I am certain the issue is the wireless on my laptop. As you can see in the screen shot below (wireless on the left, wired on the right), when I run a network speed test, I am getting terrible wireless down speed. And pretty bad up speeds both ways. Other users on the same wireless are getting up speed numbers around 60 - 65, and about the same down speed as I am getting wired..

I have already tried reinstalling the wireless adapter driver, no change.

I am running a Dell Inspiron N7010, Windows 8.1. Device Manager identifies the wireless as "Broadcom 802.11n". Since other laptops and devices are getting better speeds on the wireless, the issue has to reside on my end. The driver that is installed is from Microsoft, dated 3/13/2012, and is version

Any suggestions? Thanks!


Answer:WiFi slow, not wired.

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Hello everybody.
Help!! I have a question which is a bit different, and may require the old "grey matter" to start working a bit!
OK. I have a 32" Sony LCD TV on my bedroom wall. It also runs, via Bluetooth, a Sub (Type: Sony SWF BR-100),
turning a reasonable viewving/listenig affair, into a really engaging, "thunpy" experiencxce.
In my room I also have a Cambridge Audio (just 'CA' from now on) mini HiFi, running a (wired) CD player and speakers.
As most of my music is stored on my iPad, the CA unit is connected by Bluetooth to my iPad to access my music. I also
have a lovely pair of B&W Headphones. Again, by Bluetooth, they can connect either to the CA unit, or if I prefer, to my
iPad directly, cutting out all the CA setup. Both of these options are done by Bluetooth.
MY QUESTION: could I (and how?!) connect my CA unit (if possible by Bluetooth, but I would accept a wired
alternative) to my Sony Sub? My speakers are 'bookshelf' type, and the sound does need beefing out a bit.
NOTE: The CA unit itself already has an RCA-type socket (I think it is RCA at least!) which is labelled "Subwoofer Out",
so the wired option should be easy.
It is the Bluetooth option which I prefer, but confuses me! If I were able to pair CA unit to Sony Sub, then how would
CA Unit know whether I wanted it to talk to the Sub, or my iPad, or my Headphones, is what confuses me.
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when i run a speedtest from my desktop, the speed is about 5 mbps. however, when i run it from the same area with my ipad, it jumps up to 22 mbps. is there something wrong with my network adapter?

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I'm fairly sure wired is, but can anyone clarify why?
Any articles on the subject?

Answer:For gamin which is better, WiFi or Wired?

I prefer wired by far, cuz u dont get the black outs u get wit wireless sometimes.

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This is what I will have

1- wireless router
1- modem
1- wired printer
1 laptop

What I'm wondering is can I print to this printer without hooking my laptop to it?

Answer:Solved: Can I do this? (wired printer)

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have wired printer not connected to anything anymore want to connect it laptop not sure how to do this.

Answer:wired printer for laptop

If it's a newer printer and uses a USB connection, it's simple. Do you still have the installation disk that came with it?

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I am in need of a new printer seeing as our HP OfficeJet K60 had to put down its impressive 12 year struggle of being a surprisingly long-lasting machine. Going back into this market makes me want to be particularly careful because in my opinion, printer problems can only be. . . an utter nightmare. They are God-forsaken demons that no human being should have to torment with. My main concern now is well. . . networking! There are plenty of nifty things printers can do these days, but I need to be sure I have a printer which can be networked reliably. My current setup:

1 desktop, 3 laptops, all running Windows 7 (some 32, some 64 bit)

I need to be able to network the printer to all PCs. My first set of initial questions are:

1. Let's assume I have a printer that only has wired connections (Ethernet port) available. Are there ways for me to avoid using Windows Workgroup to share this printer? Shouldn't I be able to connect this printer right into my router using an Ethernet cable and all my PCs should be able to connect to it wirelessly? Are there ways of doing this without using a print server?

2. What are the advantages of having a wireless printer as opposed to a wired printer? Let's assume that I get a wired printer to work as proposed in my first question. What features would the wireless printer have that the wired printer would not?

Any help for these questions would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Am I better off getting a wired or wireless printer?

I've gone with a combo of both wired and wireless. Our household has two desktops and three laptops and I run a wired set up for my desktop and laptop while on my desk via a usb switch but the other desktop and all laptops can print scan and work wirelessly with no loss of features or speed.
This is my new HP printer and it's outstanding and expandable. Wired or wireless and regularly sold for 169.00 - 175.00 its a great value and highly recommended.

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I have ordered a printer from Brother MFC 9140CDW. It doesn't have Wifi, but does have LAN. Now I have a wireless router, which I use for internet. Is it possible that if I connect it with wireless router, I will be able to print, and scan wireless from laptops, ipads and mobiles? Modern printers do have a USB port. So is it possible that if I connect an external Wifi card with the printer, I will be able to perform all the actions wireless?

Answer:Using wired printer wirelessly

You'll need a wireless bridge that bridges the wired connection from the printer to wireless connectivity.

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A friend asked to upgrade his office network (3 desktops and one laptop with 54mbps wi-fi capable).
As I know their hub is 10baseT only (donít know what the cable and NICs speeds are).

Considering the network needs new cabling, NICs and hub at the fastest possible speed, I came to the decision whether to go wireless or wired networking.

Basically, the fastest wireless I can get is 125mbps using Belkin F5D7001 and Belkin F5D7231-4.
While, the fastest wired networking I can get is 1000mbps (which is 10 times faster than fastest wireless) is Netgear GA311 but unfortunately I couldnít find any hub (at Frys) that supports 1000mbps (please link me to one from non online dealer)

However, the question is to go wireless or wired? When your speed target is 100mbps.

There seems to be some fears from wireless networking such as interference with cell phones and wireless phones, how true is this? I have no fear from security since I will use WEP key on the router.

Answer:fastest wireless vs wired networking for small office

Definately wired.

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I am trying to network 2 computers through a Belkin 5 pport network switch. I can get both computers to see each other and look at the files.I cannot get the second machine a note book to access the internet.I have broadband supplied by a BT Voyager 100 modem to the first computers USB port.Whatever I try I cannot get them to be on the internet at the same time.Anyone know the answer

Answer:Networking XP Wired Belkin 5 Port Network Switch

Have you used the Internet Connection Sharing Software to configure the net up?

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Issues is as follows;

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

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

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

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

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I'm new to the forum. =)

As the title says, I'm having problems networking my laptop (using wireless) and my wired desktops.
All are on the same workgroup, and have unique computer names.
My wired desktops can see each other.
My laptop, using the wireless connection, is unable to communicate with either desktop. I can't ping the desktops by name from my laptop or their ip addresses.
I have a DSL connection, and all computers connect through the same connection.
All computers are running on XP by the way, and all have no problems connecting to the internet.
The wired desktop computers are connected to a hub. My wireless router (linksys wrt54G I think it's called) is also connected to the hub by a cat5 cable (the cable is plugged into one of the ports on the hub, and connects to the "internet" port on the router). My wireless network is using WPA-PSK (I think it's called) with TKIP.
I have tried to ditch the hub altogether by connecting everything to my router, because I thought maybe having the hub there was causing my troubles.
However, connecting everything to the router only provided a temporary solution. First, all computers could be seen from all three computers in 'view workgroup computers' for a VERY short period (like 5 minutes) - then, one of my desktops & my laptop were unable to communicate. Pinging did not work, even. Second, my wireless connection stopped working after a very short period (my laptop could not rec... Read more

Answer:problems networking wireless laptop and two wired desktops

So, do I understand this correctly: your DSL modem is connected to a hub, and to the hub you have 2 computers and the WAN (Internet) port of a wireless router? And you get 3 public IP addresses from your ISP?

If that's right, I guess it would work if you just used the router as a switch and wireless access point by disabling its Dhcp server and connecting the hub to a router LAN port (using a cross-over cable unless either port is auto-sensing). I still don't understand PPP, so if there's anything you are setting in your wired PCs for that, you'll have to do the same sort of thing for the wireless.

Are you paying extra for multiple IPs?

Why not just lose the hub and connect the modem directly to the router and all PCs to that?

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I'm so excited to be able to play a movie over a shared folder from my main pc on my laptop! . but that got me thinking, i need a gigabit router/etc so whats the best gigabit ethernet wireless/wired router? my laptop and desktop both have gigabit ports, and my next desktop i build will have that as well. i just don't want to max out the ports connections so i have bandwidth for my voip, etc. thanks again for any advice/input

unless you think its overkill and my 10/100 router will be enough

Answer:Networking help - best gigabit ether wireless/wired router?

Unless you really want or need a new router for some reason, you could be better off with an add-on gigabit switch instead -- better pricing, more support for jumbo frames, greater numbers of ports available (minus one port for connecting to the router), separation of routing and wireless features/issues. Adding a gigabit switch to a 10/100 router won't affect your computer to computer performance because most of that conversation won't go beyond the switch to the router.

E.g. Netgear GS108, GS608, among many others.

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

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

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

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


Answer:Solved: Home Office Wireless/Wired Networking

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I have a problem that is either networking or VirtualPC or both. I went as far as I could at the present time in the official Microsoft VirtualPC newsgroup and reached an impasse. I am hoping you, the networking crowd, might be able to offer some further insights.

Problem connecting to the internet (browser, ping, etc.) from a Virtual PC.
In all cases, the host computer could connect to the Internet successfully.

(A) From my office (hostPC w/hardwired connection) => VM connection SUCCEEDS
(B) Taking the same virtual machine onto my laptop and sitting in the public library (hostPC w/wireless connection) => VM connection SUCCEEDS
(C) Taking the same virtual machine onto my laptop and sitting at home => hostPC w/wireless: VM connection SUCCEEDS but hostPC w/hardwired: VM connection FAILS
Note that in the failed case I could not even ping the host PC from the VM!
DETAILS: Environment A (office)
>>VM running on office computer
>>Host OS=WinXP Pro SP2 with *no* firewall
>>VirtualOS=WinXP Pro SP2 with *no* firewall
>>Domain Environment
>>wired connection

DHCP, ping works, IE connects to Internet (SUCCESS)
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Answer:VirtualPC networking difference when host is wired or wireless

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How do I switch from wireless to wired networking?

If my laptop is off, I plug in my network cable and switch the wireless radio off, Windows starts fine and I can reach the internet.
If I turn on the radio and unplug the network cable, I can still reach the internet.

If I plug the cable back in and switch off the wireless radio, Windows can't find any networks.

The only way to use a wired network is to plug in the cable and restart Vista. Why is that? How do I fix it?

Answer:Switching from wireless to wired networking doesn't work

I cannot tell you why, however you can run with both connected at the same time. The wired will take over the connection. That's what happens on my laptop
I have just experimented replicating what you have described and mine works.
Question, are you giving it time to reconnect? I tried mine three times and each time it took about one minute or more to reconnect.

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I've had a desktop for a while now and I've had it networked to my PS3 so I can access the movies on my computer and play them on my tv. I just recently bought a laptop and I am trying to do the same thing with that.

My laptop is connected to my router with a wireless connection and the internet is working fine. Now I'm trying to connect to my network so I can access my desktop files through my laptop and it is asking for a network name and password. I don't know of any name or password like that and I don't remember using one for the PS3. If I did use one, it is now lost to me.

Is there any way to find out what my network name and password is? I already tried the same name and password to gain access to my password protected internet connection. I also don't use a name and password for my desktop so that can't be it.

What is it asking for and how do I find it???

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

Answer:Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop Networking Issue

Well, you use a name on the desktop, it's looking for an account on the desktop machine. FWIW, it's best to have passworded accounts, Windows file sharing sometimes has problems with user accounts with no password.

What versions and patch levels of Windows are on the desktop and the laptop?

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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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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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Hello, I am running off of a Window's 7 OS and earlier today i was watching youtube video's and received out of nowhere this blue screen that forced me to restart my computer. Unfortunately i do not remember what it advised.... With that being said, my issue is this. Every 15 to 20 minutes my (wired) connection will turn off just on the PC side while im surfing the web or not. My Cox cable modem still has internet going on just fine and im forced to reset my modem to just get internet back. Everytime i try to diagnose the networking issue it explains that my ethernet is the problem. I know for a fact that my ethernet cable is fine, in fact i tried a brand new one just to make sure and the same thing happened. I've even tried going into black screen and flushing/renewing ip address....doesnt work either. I've updated all my drivers also. If it helps my computer is less then a year old and i take great care of my computer. I seriously doubt a hardware malfuntion is the issue but im open to all options at this point. The only thing that i can think of is that i might have messed up the internet all by my lonesome and the blue screen had nothing to do with it. I can say that im not that good with networking and i was trying to put in a password of some sort in my (wireless) connection because of my neighbor vamping off of my connection. It seems soon after that i started to experience all of these issues and eventually progressed into the situation i am in now... Read more

Answer:Wired Networking issue involving Ethernet cable

With that being said, my issue is this. Every 15 to 20 minutes my (wired) connection will turn off just on the PC side while im surfing the web or not.Click to expand...

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

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.

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a re... Read more

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Hi there

This USB Wifi adapter seems to be a MEGA performer --Lovely finally to be able to THINK of getting rid of LAN cables all over the place.

I've no probs with decent HD Movie streaming from a SERVER with one of these (I unplugged the LAN and inserted the USB Wifi adapter into a USB3 slot --note this needs genuine USB3 to work at proper speed). My Home router can deliver 802.11ac so no probs there.

Brilliant piece of kit and NO MORE CABLES !!!!!!. Wifi will soon be able to deliver comparable speeds to LAN especially for HOME networks. !!!

Here's the UK Link but is available in US and Europe. In any case it's delivered (in my case) by Amazon S.A.R.L (Luxembourg) so no tax !!!. even though I ordered from UK web site --they will ship outside UK tax free.

USB-AC56 | Networking | ASUS UK


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