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a problem connecting to xbox live using and ethernet cable and a usb modem

Question: a problem connecting to xbox live using and ethernet cable and a usb modem

it was working before but it was running slow so i tried to fix it and i think i messed things up and it wont let me connect to xbox live it cant obtain an ip address please helpp

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Ok so I've been at this all day with no solution to my problem!!

My set up is

USB dongle(Huawei e173) in my laptop (connected to GiffGaff-which runs on o2 network)
Xbox Connected to laptop via Ethernet
Then I'm sharing the USB internet with the Ethernet using ICS.

The problem I've having is that the Ethernet is taking a long time to identify and then returns a state of 'unidentified network' when I try and connect laptop to the Xbox.

I had been connecting to Xbox Live for months tethering from my android and bridging connections without problems until my phone provider blocked tethering.

Anybody any ideas what the problem might be??


Here is my ipconfig from cmd:

PPP adapter giffgaff:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.136.170.110
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::80c0:5ab9:1e1e:acfe%12
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.172.254
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Answer:Connecting to Xbox Live using Ethernet Cable, Laptop & USB Dongle

is the xbox connected using a straight CAT5 cable that you would use for a router? If so, when going from machine to machine you need a crossover CAT5 cable or a CAT5 crossover adapter.

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How do in connect to xbox live using this modem, the xbox dashboard is saying the IP address is not showing. what should i do?

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Hey all, i just baught a new aztech modem. I baught it because my old modem got fried. When i use this modem, and connect using the LAN wire, it doesnt detect anything. But when i use the USB cable, it detects the modem. Could it be because my lan card is fried as well? How can i check on this?


Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Problem connecting internet modem with computer using ethernet cable.

Other devices on the network are not supposed to be detected by Windows plug and play.

If you have configured your network adapter to obtain an IP address automatically, then your internet should Just Work.
 

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Hi there,

I live in student dorms using 'eduroam' wifi. It normally doesn't allow Xbox Live to be used from it, but I did a workaround of simply attaching an Ethernet cable from my laptop to my Xbox One.

Now this works but the problem is that I get consistent spikes in ping making any online game unplayable.

I have a few limitations when it comes to fixing this. Firstly, the router is in my room, but there is a padlock on it which I can't open ( meaning they don't want me to mess round with it) thus I cannot reset it by pressing the reset button. It also means I cannot attach an Ethernet cable directly from the router to the xbox as that damn padlock is stopping me.

Is there any workaround I can do from my laptop, like somehow resetting the router wirelessly?

I recently updated my network adapter drivers so I don't think they're the problem.

Any ideas?

Many Thanks!

Patrick

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5200U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8094 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 371 GB (102 GB Free); D: 558 GB (546 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X555LAB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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

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

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or would an ethernet switch do the same thing?
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YES
 

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Hi Folks,

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

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

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

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

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This might be in the wrong forum, but I'm really sure what the problem is. I have a wireless G router, 3 computers, and an xbox 360. I've had some trouble with my ISP in the past, but this does not appear to be an ISP problem. Other than that, everything has been working fine for months.

Then today I noticed I could not sign into xbox live. My first thought was it is a problem with Microsoft's Network, but it appears that is not the case. I didn't expect this to work, but I tried one of the only troubleshooting steps I could think of, besides resetting everything and turning off the firewall in the router:

I plugged my xbox 360 directly into the cable modem and I was able to sign on to xbox live. So, if my logic is correct, either there is a problem with my xbox wireless hardware or a problem with the wireless router.

But in either one of the above cases, I am still confused how the xbox shows that it is connecting to the network, and accessing internet, but then fails to connect to xbox live. It would appear that the built in xbox wifi is working and the wireless router is working, but obviously something is not working correctly, even after all settings have been restored to default.
 

Answer:Problem connecting to xbox live

Well I found a thread that other users in my area are having the same problem, so that is probably not a coincidence. Looks like it could be microsoft/time warner. The confusing thing is how I could connect when plugged directly into modem? I didn't actually try to play though, so maybe I jumped to conclusions too quickly.
 

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I feel my problem is very similar to this thread:

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/995828-solved-ics-vista-using-3-a.html

I'm connected to the internet via 3 Mobile Broadband as well, except i'm using it to try to connect to Xbox Live. I followed the instructions in that thread and instead of picking up a 169. address my 360 is picking up a 192. address, which is probably good. But still my connenction test is failing at the internet step. I'll try to give as much information as possible. I know that this broad setup should be working because i was connecting fine during the summer.

IP Config:

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

PPP adapter 1.3G:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 1.3G
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 92.251.226.126(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 83.136.47.249
193.120.14.101
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E... Read more

Answer:Problem connecting to Xbox Live using ICS, Windows 7

"IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No" indicates that ICS is not enabled, even though it appears to be, as your Xbox is assigned a good IP configuration. Suggest that in Network Connections you disable ICS, 'Apply' or 'OK' the whole way out of Network Connections, then go back in and re-enable ICS.

Those network designations in the Network and Sharing Center are disconcerting. The fact that the ethernet is Public may mean that the Windows firewall is blocking the Xbox and may also be the cause of the 'No' for IP Routing.

If you are counting on the Windows firewall for protection the direct connection (Mobile wireless) to the internet should be Public.
 

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I've just had a Cable Modem Broadband connection installed. When the guy left after running the cable through the house and plugging in and activating the modem, he left a setup disk and ethernet cable for me to finish installation.

In my network connections in XP I have a 1394 connection under LAN/High-speed internet. When I connect the Ethernet cable between modem and RJ45 connector on the laptop connection is displayed as 'connected' in network connections. However there isn't a IP Address allocated. Setup in TCP/IP is for auto by DHCP (which is required for my ISP). I have tried to repair the connection using the 'repair' option in the drop-down for that connection but get the following error......
Failed to query TCP/IP settings of the connection. Cannot proceed.

I am currently using a USB connection to the modem but this is only 10Mbs max.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks,
Sean
 

Answer:HELP! Cable Modem Ethernet Problem

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Answer:Problem with Comcast cable modem ethernet

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Just got finished building that computer, installed WinXP Pro Corp, and the motherboard (Shuttle AN35N Ultra) has integrated LAN/Ethernet cable connector. So I decide to run the cable to my room. So I connect a cable into the last open router slot, run the cable along the wall, plug it in into a coupler, plug another ethernet cable into the coupler, then into my room and into the motherboard's integrated Ethernet slot.
I open IE and it doesn't connect. I restarted and it doesn't connect. What can I do to get this motherboard to detect my Ethernet cable?
 

Answer:Problem With Connecting With Newly Connected Ethernet Cable In New Computer

Oh, and also, the status lights on both the motherboard and the router are on, which means that it's connected, but the stupid computer doesn't recognize that it IS connected.
 

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Answer:problem connecting 2 computers to cable modem

a couple more things. The computer in the living room with the cable modem connection is running win98 and my computer is running xp, i ran the network wizards and it appeared that they made independent networks and they do not recognize each other
 

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Problem: Can't acquire network address.

Have a computer that can't seem to connect to the internet. It's connected directly to a SURFboard cable modem. I know the cable works fine because I have another computer that works and connects to the internet without a problem. The computer is a Compaq using XP. No router, no hub, connected directly. Network card is good but can't ping yahoo.com

I have checked to make sure all services are running, ex. DHCP Client, DNS Client, etc and they are all turned on. (maybe I am missing something?)

Have tried ipconfig /release and /renew and I get a response back saying "dhcp server is unreachable".

I also went out and purchased a brand new NIC just to see what would happen. Disabled integrated card, installed new card and still nothing.

I appreciate any help or suggestions I can get with this.

Thank you!

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC138
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-86-C1-40-2F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Aut... Read more

Answer:problem connecting to internet using cable modem

Welcome to Major Geeks.
Have you tried a hard reset of the modem?
Pull the power plug for 30 seconds then plug back in. Forces the modem to reset the IP address.
 

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Please help.
 

Answer:Connecting cable modem to wireless router problem

Most likely that the isp server didn't clear the pc information so when you try to use a different 'device' it denies it. (generally ISPs only allow 1 device unless you purchased more IP addresses.)

Make sure you power down the modem and router for about 10 mins, then power up the modem, then in a minute power up the router. That should give the isp server some time to refresh the information.
 

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I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??
 

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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Since then, I've tried:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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i need a much longer cable then the one that came with the system, can i just buy any kind of cable?? do i just need to get a category 5??? thanks in advanced
 

Answer:question about ethernet cable for xbox

From my Google Fu, I thinks you need Cat5 cable and RJ45 jacks. You can buy pre made cables at most computer shops. Or bust out and get this: http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CT-CAT5E-1000-6U&cat=NET (everything is great except for the RJ45 jacks, toss these and buy good ones.)

Welcome to MajorGeeks by the way!

E
 

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I used to connect my 360 to my PC via ethernet and use an USB modem to get both online. That's still an option, but I have a new ethernet modem from my new ISP and I was hoping to use that instead. It draws it's from the PC, but when I connect it to the 360 it doesn't get any power (none of it's lights come on). The modem only has the one etehrnet connection, as does my PC.Any solution, or is it a dead loss?

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I'm at the end of my rope here ... everyone keeps telling me there is just no way to do this. Old laptop died and I just want to connect my new wireless laptop without media center to my media center computer downstairs. Now, they're not networked wirelessly and the down stairs computer is running XP. My wireless modem is also downstairs so ... I want to do a Xbox via Ethernet to the laptop and link the laptop to my Media Center downstairs ...Win 7 won't even allow the connect through 7starter on the laptop ... ~?!?!?!

Answer:Ethernet Win 7 laptop Xbox 360 Live?

I'm not sure that an xbox would just connect to a Laptop / PC, but if it does i would imagine it would be similar to 2 computers connecting to each other which would require a swicth or cross over cable. Then you would have the problem of how they would talk to each other. the laptop can share connections so as i said it what the laptop would detect the xbox as and how it would talk to it?

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I'm having a little problem connecting to Xbox Live (or rather, my PC).

I have my PC connected wirelessly to my network and have my Xbox linked up to my PC with a crossover cable. I recently formatted my PC which had Windows 7 on it, it was also working perfectly fine with Xbox Live. I've installed Windows 7 again but cannot get the xbox linked up at all.

I recall having trouble setting this up before but fixed it eventually. I've however spent a bit of time doing this today and have got nowhere with it.

My LAN network is Unidentified but is reporting internet access. My Xbox is set up right, as it was working before the format.

I've done a search but couldn't find anything that helped fix the problem so any help would be appreciaited.

I probably need to provide more info but not sure what, so if you need any more, let me know.

Thanks.

Answer:Connecting to Xbox Live

Please let us know what you have done. I'm not using this setup myself, but as i understand, this is what one should do.

1. Write 'view network connections' in start menu
2. Mark 'Wireless adapter' and 'local area connection' -> left click 'Bridge connections'
3. Left click 'the bridge' and make sure it is just using the two adapters, wireless and local area.
4. Put the TP cable from the pc to the 360

Have you done this?

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hi , i am trying to conect to xbox 360 live, i do not have wireless and am using aol gold with the voyager modem.i have a ethernet cable and i am trying to use the type of connection that allows you to connect to xbox live at the same time that you are online.i have created a new connection for the xbox and enabled connection sharing. but i always get an error when i try to connect using the WAn pppoe cannection that i was directed to make. - the error is ERROR 678 the remote computer did not respond. but when i disconnect from aol and then use the same Wan connection it connects but it still wont let me connect to xbox live?From my xbox 360 , it says that the ethernet cable is working fine , but on the IP test it fails - saying it cannot get an ip address.Please could you advise me on what to do if you know about xbox live etc?thanks, jacob

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I know it's a noob question but will this cable http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=1023202&p_id=2389&seq=1&format=2#description work with xbox live. it also states it works as a system link which would also be nice. Is this a good quality cable or should i get one better? I need two of them.

mainly would be used for xbox live across my house and xbox system linking.
 

Answer:Will this cable work with Xbox live?

What you linked to is a Crossover Cable which would be used to connect one(1) XBOX 360 to another.

If you are hooking up the '360 to a router or switch, you would need just a regular patch cable
 

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Hello, i recently signed up for xbox live and bought a cable modem, i had been using the xbox live with no problems, and then i unhooked the xbox, and plugged it into my computer and used my computer with no problem, then immediately afterwards, i unhooked the computer ethernet cord and plugged in the xbox ethernet cord. I could not connect online, it said that there was a packet error, and at the connect status screen it said cables connected, but there was a cicrcle with an X through it saying IP not confirmed i tried to automatically configure everything but it did not work. THe network is fine, and if it is theIP I was wondering how to find the IP address and if i hooked it back up to the PC would the IP address for the computer be the same for the XBOX. THank you very much for you help.
 

Answer:troubling connecting to xbox live

Try this...
Unplug the power from your cable modem and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Then plug the xbox into it and insert the power cord again.
 

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So I've been trying to connect to Xbox live through my laptop, but I have a few problems:
- When my ethernet cable is connected, the Local Area Connection says its unidentified
- I've tried to use ICS to share the LAN to my Wireless Connection, but the 'Sharing' tab is gone (I did uninstall two other drivers, they were both Microsoft Virtual Miniport Adapters)
- I did use to have the 'Sharing' tab, but when I tried checking it and applying, it would give an error saying "an error occurred while internet connection sharing: (null)

This is my ipconfig if its needed.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Angelo>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aerostyc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : at.cox.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8152/8158 PCI-E Fast Ethernet C
ontroller (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-6C-6A-5F-D1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c07:662b:32fb:b85d%23(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.184.93(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 2... Read more

Answer:Help with connecting to Xbox Live via Laptop

Welcome to TSG!

To be honest I'm not sure what it is you are trying to do here.
XBL is designed for the console, however you can log in to limited features from a computer or smart phone.
You can log into your XBox account at xbox.com . From there you can buy content, edit your avitar, and chat with friends.
There is even an xbox live app for phones. that will let you change your avitar and chat with friends.

What is it you are trying to do by connecting to XBL?
 

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Hi, sorry if it's in the wrong place.

I am just wondering if there is ANY way to connect to Xbox Live through Verizon Fios? Most methods involve a Cable/DSL modem which I don't even have... so pleeeeaase help
 

Answer:Connecting to Xbox live through Fios?

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Hi. My current setup is this:Cable Modem --> Cable Router --> Xbox 360However, when I perform a connection test I am told that the DNS server couldn't resolve the names of the Xbox Live servers; I have tried rebooting everything, I have tried forwarding the appropriate ports, my router IS in DHCP mode, and yet still no luck. Can anyone help? My service provider is Virgin Media; I'm in the UK.(I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this problem; sorry if it isn't.)

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i would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me: when i go to allow network sharing on my pc for xbox live an error pops up it says network sharing is disabled error 765. does anyone out there know what i can do to fix this?
 

Answer:Error 765 on pc when connecting to xbox live

Could you be a little more specific?
I don't use network settings on my old Xbox. So all I can suggest, is that you check the network sharing settings on your Xbox, and go over your firewall settings, and network settings. You may also need to go into your IP(?)/Router settings.
That's what I, personally, would do if it was not connecting.

Hope this helps and you work it out.
Stay safe online & IRL,
Regards,
Guardian Phoenix.
 

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I have a D-Link Airplus G DWL-G510 Wireless PCI card that I use on my computer to connect to the wireless router upstairs. My Xbox 360 is near by, and I want to know if there is any way I can connect the Xbox through an RJ-45 port on my motherboard, to connect through the NIC card in the PCI slot?

Since there is no RJ-45 port on the NIC card itself, just the antenna. I guess I have to go through the motherboard ports to somehow access the internet connection. But I don't really know how to go about setting this up.

please help

thanks
 

Answer:Connecting to Xbox Live through my computer

If memory serves, I connected mine by purchasing a usb wireless stick. Is that an option for you?
 

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Here is what I know:
I know that you can connect to xboxlive by plugging the xbox into the pc via ethernet and bridging the connection with your wireless internet connection on your pc. (Wireless because pcs generally only have one ethernet port).

My problem:
My university does not allow consols to connect to the wired internet (there is no wireless). My computer is connected to the internet via ethernet.

My question:
If I buy a USB to Etethernt converter for my pc and plug the xbox in there will I be able to have 2 connections running, 1. pc -> internet, 2. pc -> xbox. And if I were to bridge those connections would my xbox be able to go online?

Thanks to anyone who knows or helps.
 

Answer:Connecting to Xbox Live through Computer

I'm not sure what kind of restrictions your university has put forth to disallow consoles from getting online but two ideas to share the net connection would be: 1) a router, or 2) get a second Ethernet card for your PC so you can have the Xbox connecting strictly through your PC.

Once again, that might not be enough if the system admins are blocking specific ports or domains but you can always try.
 

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Im having a issue where the multiple games that I have purchased on my Lumia 925 with Developer Preview with the latest update, will not connect to Xbox live. I've tried everything from a restart, to a hard reset to the phone. And still nothing works! Can anyone please help me?

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Ok, so I've been searching how to get this to work but it doesn't
I want to be able to get to Live through my laptops wifi, connecting the xbox via ethernet to my computer

I know i have to bridge the LAN and the wireless network connection but it doesnt work the "allow other network users to connect through this comp internet..." option is disabled in both

my pc is running the windows 7 RC 7100

here is the status of the bridge connection when the xbox is plugged to my computer



clearly it says that does not have internet access, but i don't know how to solve that



hope you guys can help me, if you need any detail, let me know

Answer:xbox 360 not connecting to live through laptop

Well, I've found that Windows 7 is somehow quite difficult to set up, maybe I didnt use Vista though. In XP, i didnt even have to bridge connection, just turned on the sharing function, plugged-in the ethernet cable and there you go. It worked the same way in windows 7 until recently it just doesnt work no more. So I tried bridge the connection, and set the ip on XBOX 360 manually. and it worked. funny thing is if i try to test my live connection, it'd connect flawlessly; however I still couldnt sign-in my live account though. I'm updating my dashboard atm, let see what gonna happen. cheers

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Does anyone know how to connect to xbox live when you are using a supanet broadband connection. It is a USB modem so I have to connect it through my computer. ICS is set up properley and I have the proper cable but it wont detect the IP or DNS. When I phoned supanet support they told me they were not allowed to answer questions on this because they did not support xbox live but anyone who managed to connect while using supanet was allowed to do so. This makes it sound as if there is a way to do it but I dont have any idea how. Any help would be most welcome thanks
 

Answer:Connecting to Xbox live with supanet?

Xboxlive and Supanet

I am having the same problem. Did you manage to solve it?

Boogie.
 

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will connecting to xbox live with windows xp laptop get you viruses? Please respond!!!

Answer:will connecting to xbox live with a xp laptop

You mean by bridging your connection?.. I'm not sure, I assume it'd be possible, but, still. Try googling and doing some research.Helpful tips before getting started: http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

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So I play xbox live through my laptop (ASUSG750JM) , 1 week ago it suddenly stopped connecting, I tried sharing the connection, also tried creating a bridge between wifi and ethernet cable.. but nothing works!

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AsusG750JM
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 56-27-1E-90-89-B6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Ethernet:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 PCI-E Gigabi
t Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 40-16-7E-11-7D-B3
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c38:12da:cb55:1949%4(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.25.73(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 71308926
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1B-93-F3-D3-40-1... Read more

Answer:Xbox Live Through laptop computer. ethernet unidentified

Just get a router. Did not need any of the IPConfig stuff. Even if you have "Bridged" the connections. Only thing that could be at fault would be Internet Security or Firewall software.

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Which technology should work better? I can use both, but don't know which one to choose for online gaming.
 

Answer:DSL or Cable for online gaming (PSN, xbox live and PC)

Well, if you're not running a server or anything latency is generally more important than throughput after a point. I'd say as long as you can get a clean 1.5Mbps down 256kbps up link, you should be fine. Double that would obviously be better. This is assuming you aren't sharing with anyone.

DSL does tend to have lower latency than cable last I checked in to things, but that was a long while back and DOCSIS 3.0 may have thrown everything for a loop.
 

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OK, i was looking through ways of connecting the Xbox 360 to a monotor through the HDMI cable, i tried it on on one of my screens and it worked, problem is, the monitor is in a place where i rely do not want to put an xbox there, so i need a new one.if there are any recommendation than please say so, i am preferably looking for a Dell monitor as they support the attachable surround sound bar (it attaches to the screen which only works with dell monotors)What i am looking for: ether a dell monotor with built in speakers of a dell monitor which as audio outputs.Please include the link to where you found the monitor otherwise I'll never find it.i also need this ASAP because i do photography and my current monitor is not exactly the most powerful monotor.thank you to anyone who replies with a useful comment.

Answer:connecting xbox 360 to PC monitor thrugh HDMI cable.

Not entirely sure why you have not just looked here:http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/category.aspx?c=uk&category_id=4009&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs

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http://www.gamerhotline.com/asus-wl-330ge-4-in-one-portable-wireless-router/
Can i use this product to connect to xbox live?

I want to connect my xbox 360 to the internet without buying the overpriced wireless network adapter that's offered. Here are the details
1. My modem and router is 2 floors down from my 360
2. I have a notebook with wireless internet but it has windows 7 starter edition so I can't bridge connections. Also it does not have a cd/dvd drive.
3. I have a ethernet cord and a place to connect it on my notebook and of course on my 360 as well. Would I need 2 cords to hook up notebook with product and then product with 360? Does this product have 2 ethernet ports?

I don't know much about how networking works so I'm hoping you guys could give me a hand. Any help appreciated! Thanks for your time.

If I can't use this is there another way to do it around $20? Or is there a better way to do it than buying this product?
 

Answer:Connecting to xbox live without their overpriced adapter.

If you have a LAN cable in the same room, then you should be able to simply add a switch. Then both devices can share the same cable.
 

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Hi, im posting this for my friend who has problems connecting his xbox 360 to xbox live through his laptop.
i have my own xbox 360 and i often use my girlfriends laptop to connect to xbox live and it all works fine, i simply bridge the connections and all is good no problems at all =]. but he called me up an asked me how to do it so i told him, and when he finished he could still not connect to xbox live. he gets an error saying that it cant find the ip address, but his laptop connect to the internet perfectly fine no problems at all.
really weird, he uses the xbox 360 ethernet wire and a bt home hub modem. ive read on some other forums that you need a cross over cable but i know thats not true because i use the cable perfectly fine.

the only thing i can think of is maybe that he is useing xp and my gf is vista? maybe there is something different to do on xp?
oh and i tried to find the ics but couldnt find it in the wireless connect =/

please help cuz i wana play gears of war 2 and other cool games with him D=!!!.

if you need any more info just ask!
 

Answer:problems connecting xbox to live through laptop

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Hope someone can help. The main PC with the modem/router is downstairs. My son's PC is upstairs and connects to mine wirelessly. His xbox is also upstairs. What is the easiest way to connect to xbox live? He has a Network internet adaptor on his PC. I run Windows vista and he runs windows xp.
 

Answer:Connecting xbox live to wireless network

Are you sure his machine connects to yours and not the router? If this is an Ad-Hoc connection to your machine, I think I'd address that first.
 

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I tried researching this on other sites, but none of them got to the point. I simply want to know what is the best modem to use for xbox live on the 360 with a DSL connection. (I can't get cable where I live) The company I'm considering going with is earthlink, unless someone knows of a better DSL ISP for xbox live, one that serves in central illinois.
 

Answer:Solved: Best modem for xbox live?

You likely aren't going to want a Modem for XBOX LIVE.

Instead, pick up the modem that likely will come with your subscription to DSL, and buy a router that has the little XBOX LIVE logo on it.

Any router really should work, but lets be on the safe side.
 

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Got a problem I cannot seem to solve. I need to communicate with a wifi router that is not itself directly connected to the computer in order to change its channel to improve overall signal quality for the two Wi-Fi routers I have and deconflict with a neighbor's Wi-Fi. The router I need to adjust is connected to the internet through the cable router. It is not directly connected to the computer - thus the Genie program won't talk to it. If I do wire directly to that wi-fi, the internet connection is lost (no cable port to wire it up, unfortunately) and the Genie program won't let me do anything either. So I need to know how to adjust a Wi-Fi router that is acting merely as a wireless antennae to a different router, rather than a direct connection to the internet.

Ideas?

(Background info to save time)

I have a very long house with a lot of metal in it. The Cable drop for internet is in the basement at one end. The cable router has a built in Wi-Fi serving half the house, to which I have (via a LONG cord) connected a second (NetGear) wifi router. Until recently, these have worked fine for the limited internet surfing we've done. This was necessitated by not having good signal at either end of the house if Wi-Fi was in the middle, or no signal at one end if Wi-Fi was left at one end of the house or the other. Thus, two Wi-Fi's.

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I have been using this desktop for the past 2 year with no issues. Recently I have moved house and want to connect via an Ethernet cable to the internet rather than WiFi in the hopes of higher speeds. My problem is that the computer says that there is not cable connected (although a connection does flash up briefly every so often).

I have already: tested that the cable and port work using my laptop (no problem there)
uninstalled my network card and allowed windows to re-install it
checked for loose connections

I have also noted that the light in the Ethernet port on the computer is lit solid yellow when the cable is connected and the computer in not turned on but as soon as i boot it up and the OS starts running the light turns off.

Any help would be appreciated .
 

Answer:Ethernet cable not connecting

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Hello, I would like to share my wireless connection off my laptop with my xbox360 so I can go online without having to drag a cable through the whole house.

But when I try and change the network settings to allowing my wireless connection to be shared I get : "An error occured while ICS was being enabled. ICS cannot be enabled. A LAN connection is already configured with the IP address that is required for automatic IP Adressing."

I tried playing around with it and changing the IPs that are given out by my D-Link router to 192.168.0.245 - 192.168.0.254, but had no luck.

Laptop:
OS: Windows XP

Router: D-Link DIR-625

and an unmodded xbox360. If more information is needed feel free to ask..

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Connecting to Xbox Live through a wireless laptop...

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Hello,

I have the original Xbox 360 model that doesn't have the built in wireless adapter. To connect to LIVE, I'd like to do what I usually do and connect the ethernet cord to my laptop and my Xbox and bridge the connections; however, this method seems to fail recently, and I'm not sure why. I've tried internet sharing connections, but this causes my connection to lag really badly, and I'd rather fix the bridge than try to share the internet between both devices.

The Xbox says I have an IP address Error preventing me from connecting to the network. I've tried troubleshooting on www.xbox.com and reinstalling the LAN/ethernet drivers to no avail. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on a Dell Inspiron n5110. The Xbox and laptop are both setup to automatically assign IP and DNS addresses.

Here is the output for ipconfig in command prompt for the connections without the network bridge or ethernet cord connected:
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home.network
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8d8f:dcc:631:93a6%47
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.7
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

Answer:Solved: Connecting Xbox 360 to LIVE via network bridge

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Well basically before i reformatted my computer i was able to just plug an Ethernet cord right into my computer and instantly obtain an internet connection for my xbox to play xbox live. now when i plug my ethernet in the local area connection on my computer says limited or no connectivity. what should i do?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Connecting to xbox live through a local area connection

You probably had ICS configured before.

Take a look at this Microsoft ICS (Internet Connection Sharing tutorial.
 

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Hi,please tell me where i am going wrong.Trying to connect my wifes xbox live to computer with netgear DG362 wired modem/router.Have i set it up right.1/ modem cable from phone point to modem/router.2/ Ethernet cable from router to xbox.3/ usb cable from router to computer4/ power lead to power switch.If all the light come on should i get a connection.I have all the setting of tiscali, But I cannot get though to the log on bit ,it doesn't open anymore ,not even from the disc.Also on the local area connection that i have had to put the settings in has a red cross on it when it should be enabled, i have tryed to enable it but no luck.How am i going wrong please.Cheers.

Answer:modem router and xbox live problems.

Is this the DG632?Can't help but you might get more responses poting in the Networking forum click here

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Okay so I'm trying to connect my Xbox 360 to Live by bridging my computer's wireless connection. I've done this before for a friend in a different city and it worked fine, and I felt very proud of myself for doing so. However when I try to connect here, the modem won't assign my Xbox an IP address. I've been into ipconfig/all and tried to manually assign the same IP address to the Xbox but to no avail. Same deal with the alternate MAC address option. I've been trawling the forums for hours now and I've seen fixes for this exact issue but they haven't worked for me.

I've only got a very basic knowledge of IT and I need help. Who's keen?
To speed things along here's the readout from my ipconfig/all:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Samsung>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Boyd
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 7A-E4-00-60-65-C5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ede7:9101:3c79:356%24(Prefer... Read more

Answer:Xbox 360 unable to obtain IP address from bridged wireless modem through ethernet

What connections are in the bridge?

It looks to me from your ipconfig /all that you may have an ethernet port connected to the Xbox and some other connection bridged with the wireless.
 

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Basically what happened before: After updating to Windows 10, my computer was not showing any network options. (The icon says "Not connected - No connections are available) Going into Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network Connections, it then says "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged". I ran diagnostics and it said to plug in the ethernet cable to the network adaptor. So my wifi connection will not work with my laptop unless directly connected to by the ethernet cable. Wifi works fine with phones, ipods/ipads, and another laptop that was also updated to windows 10/a desktop still using windows 8.

Answer:Wifi not connecting without Ethernet cable

If you can't connect with Wi-Fi plugging in an Ethernet cable is bypassing the wireless entirely. Have you checked Control Panel, Device Manager [or right-click the Start button and choose Device Manager], see if maybe you need to download then install drivers for your Wireless Network adapter? Check the Network work section, are there any yellow symbols there? Is the Wireless adapter listed? If so maybe it needs to have the drivers updated, right-click and make the choice while still connected. The downside to Upgrading to Win10 is the "it worked in Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1" doesn't guarantee it works in Win10 without updating drivers that Microsoft may not yet have available, they usually come from the manufacturer of devices.

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Hello my name is Rod and i need some help connecting an HP2600N printer ,ok this printer is connected just with the ethernet cable which goes directly to a router and from the router to the computer ok so when i try to install the drivers for the printer it cannot detect any device so the software cannot be installed , so what i did was add a printer in the control panel but my problem is that when i try to search this printer on the local network i dont know what to write it supposed to be http://home/mycomputer/printer/.printer but is not working ...thats all any help will be great
 

Answer:connecting a printer with an ethernet cable

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Basically what happened before: After updating to Windows 10, my computer was not showing any network options. (The icon says "Not connected - No connections are available) Going into Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network Connections, it then says "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged". I ran diagnostics and it said to plug in the ethernet cable to the network adaptor. So my wifi connection will not work with my laptop unless directly connected to by the ethernet cable. Wifi works fine with phones, ipods/ipads, and another laptop that was also updated to windows 10/a desktop still using windows 8.

Answer:Wifi not connecting without Ethernet cable

If you can't connect with Wi-Fi plugging in an Ethernet cable is bypassing the wireless entirely. Have you checked Control Panel, Device Manager [or right-click the Start button and choose Device Manager], see if maybe you need to download then install drivers for your Wireless Network adapter? Check the Network work section, are there any yellow symbols there? Is the Wireless adapter listed? If so maybe it needs to have the drivers updated, right-click and make the choice while still connected. The downside to Upgrading to Win10 is the "it worked in Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1" doesn't guarantee it works in Win10 without updating drivers that Microsoft may not yet have available, they usually come from the manufacturer of devices.

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My HP pavilion laptop will suddenly not connect to WiFi only works via a Ethernet cable. There is a white box with a red x in place of where the Wi-fi symbol is normally. All other devices connected to the Wi-fi are working fine.
Any advice on how to resolve ?
 

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Hi
I am connected to internet through cable modem from time warner earthlink and use di 604 A router.I
am recieving error message of network cable disconnected when I connect through router but it is fine
when i connect modem directly to computer .when i try to connect through router the WAN led either blinks
slowly or doesnt light up at all.All this started happening when and i tried to restart router one day.Also
sometimes isee only packets sent but no packets recieved in local area connection status until i reset my
modem.Is this usual or do i have a defective router or modem or ethernet cable ? If latter is the case what do I need to do?Any help is welcome.Thanks
 

Answer:is it di 604 or ethernet cable or modem?

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Hello,

I have a cable modem linked to my pc via an ethernet cable for my broadband and want to get a network communication with my Playstation 3. I don't want to go wireless as I understand I get a faster Internet speed when I am wired. If I acquire a suitable length of ethernet cable running from the PS3 to the PC, how do I connect this cable up, bearing in mind I have a single ethernet port on the PC currently occupied by the cable modem connection. Do I need something like an ethernet switch or hub? Any advice would be gratefully received.
 

Answer:Ethernet...cable modem +PS3

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Hi,
Which connection is "better" in terms of a cable modem....usb or ethernet?
 

Answer:cable modem: usb v ethernet

Originally posted by rosh325:
Hi,
Which connection is "better" in terms of a cable modem....usb or ethernet? Click to expand...

This is a no-brainer, pick Ethernet every time!
 

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i set up a DSL modem to a new computer.

although i have a ethernet connection on the DSL and the new computer,i used a USB cable.

should i go buy an ethernet cable and use that instead of a USB or does it make no diffrence?
 

Answer:DSL MODEM: USB vs ETHERNET CABLE

Um technicallly ethernet is way faster than usb. usb 1.0 only does 300k per second while ethernet does way more. (not sure how much). Then again your internet connection might not be faster than 300k per second. If you have dsl its very likely that you get 765kbps or soemthing like that. I don't know how to translate kbps to kilobits so I dont know how much 300k is in kbps. I do know that I can't use the usb type even though my dsl modem supports both because my connection is much more than 765kbps its 1.5gbps or 1500kbps. I use ethernet because maybe my connection is actually a little more than 300k per second which is what usb 1.0 can do.

ps. Im not an expert but in my case I went with ethernet because well its made for networking and I wouln't wanna use up a usb slot.

Your internet provider should have provided you with an ethernet cable and the usb cable so don't spend your money unless your worried that your connection is slow because the dsl modem is connected through usb.

MMM, McDonald's Oreo McFlurry (its yuuuuuuummy)
 

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I everyone, I was wondering if I should be using USB or an NIC card to connect my cable modem to my computer.

The computer guy said that the USB is not much slower than the ethernet. I want to use USB because that'll save me the trouble of getting a new NIC to network my computers

I don't really know how much slower one is than the other so if someone could tell me that'd be great.

Also, do you recommend ICS or routers?
 

Answer:usb or ethernet for a cable modem?

USB/PCI/Ether-type

Short and sweet:

USB:

Pro:

Easy
Hot-swappable
good for a Mac or a laptop that you wanna move about

Con:

Doesn't work with some computers (it sure didn't on mine)
Near impossible to network without ICS or some kind of NIC interface between the sharign computers (also, the one connected to the DSL would have to be always-on)
When using broadband modems especially, it hogs the USB bus bandwidth
Alcatel USB modem hogs power, and may cause the USB bus to shut down, which causes many problems

PCI:

Pro:
Stable
Usually provides higher speeds/better stability (as opposed to USB)
Fast to sync

Con:

OS-dependent (on the drivers level)
networking may be more difficult; suffer from some of the same issues as the USB
Isn't as easy to tell if it's "dead" (especially with the 3com modems)
Ethernet:

Pro:

Easy to network
Modem is not OS-dependent (except with the NIC card itself)
Can be setup for *almost* always-on (or always-on with a router)
*usually* very reliable

Easy setup

Con:

Pricey (for the hardware)
Unless using a router, PPP-based DSL (as opposed to earlier bridged connections) would still need connection software
PPPoE (in my experience, oE is very laggy and rather poor, as opposed to oA which the former two could use)
Hope this helps
 

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I want to connect 1 pc via the Ethernet port and one pc via the USB port on my Toshiba pcx1100u cable modem. Can these work together simaltaneously? I just want to know if it can be done. I already have a router but this is something I always wanted to try. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Can I use USB and Ethernet on Cable modem?

Nope. You have one data stream, you just get to pick which hole it comes out of. FWIW, I've never tried the USB on my PCX1100U, and I never intend to. USB sucks for networking, there's no point if you have an Ethernet connection.
 

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I have a friend with an old laptop running win98.

She was connected to the internet through a cable modem, using a usb connection.

Her boyfriend recently got his PS2 connected to the net through the same cable modem, but through the ethernet port.

There was a complicated registration process for the PS2 to connect to the net.

My friend can no longer get her laptop to connect to the net.

When it is connected, the usb light on the modem lights up but the computer wont connect.

Ps2, and laptop were never connected at the same time.

Is it possible that the PS2 registration process reconfigured the modem or connection type?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Cable modem. usb, ethernet.

Hard to say, it would help a lot to know what make/model of cable modem is in use. FWIW, I'd much rather be connected using Ethernet anyway. Since you mention a "complicated registration process", I suspect that you are correct in your analysis. I'd consider one of the many really cheap Ethernet PCMCIA cards for the laptop and just use Ethernet, it's a much better way to connect. If they both would like to connect, now's a good time to pick up a cheap broadband router!
 

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Hi,please tell me where i am going wrong.Trying to connect my wifes xbox live to computer with netgear DG362 wired modem/router.Have i set it up right.1/ modem cable from phone point to modem/router.2/ Ethernet cable from router to xbox.3/ usb cable from router to computer4/ power lead to power switch.If all the light come on should i get a connection.I have all the setting of tiscali, But I cannot get though to the log on bit ,it doesn't open anymore ,not even from the disc.Also on the local area connection that i have had to put the settings in has a red cross on it when it should be enabled, i have tryed to enable it but no luck.How am i going wrong please.Cheers.

Answer:Netgear Modem /router and xbox live problems

The xbox settings can be found hereclick here

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So about 6 months ago my internet got shut off for a few days. I was still able to connect to an open wifi from my house. I then connected my laptop to my desktop using an ethernet cable. On the laptop all I had to do was go into the adapter properties and select to share the connection. Everything worked perfectly. Fast forward to now - the desktop refuses to connect to the laptop. Same open wifi, same laptop, same desktop, same ethernet cable, but I get no connection. It just says "identifying" forever and then sometimes the laptop gets an error about 2 computers with the same IP address. I tried the bridging method, it did not work. It shows I am both sending and receiving bytes on the desktop but it says "no network connection" and I can't do anything.... It's getting very frustrating to the point of kicking my beloved desktop to pieces. Can anyone help?

Answer:Need help with connecting laptop to desktop using ethernet cable

No solution but a question, are you using a Straight-through or Cross-over Ethernet cable? For direct connection you need the Cross-over. You can use a Switch with Straight-through cables.

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i have a laptop and a desktop pc, but i use my laptop for work and my desktop for gaming etc. But i only have internet access on my desktop. So i thought i would connect my desktop and laptop together, so i could transfer files easier and maybe use my internet connection on my desktop through my laptop. I connected the two together with some ethernet cable. Went through all the steps to connect them etc. But when i go to connect to my desktop form my laptop a get asked for a username and password. So i went back to the network settings (Incoming Connections Properties> Users) on my desktop to see what the username and password was. I got the username but it seems that my desktop appoints a default password to all the users with in the network access list. Even if you try adding a new user to the network user list it appoints the same default password. Which is'nt handy at all because i don't know the dam thing and its obviously in asterix so i can't see it. Anyone have any idea on how to take password requirment off or does anyone know what the default password would be..????Any help would be appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Connecting a Laptop & a Desktop via Ethernet Cable

how do you log into your desktop PC?

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So about 6 months ago my internet got shut off for a few days. I was still able to connect to an open wifi from my house. I then connected my laptop to my desktop using an ethernet cable. On the laptop all I had to do was go into the adapter properties and select to share the connection. Everything worked perfectly. Fast forward to now - the desktop refuses to connect to the laptop. Same open wifi, same laptop, same desktop, same ethernet cable, but I get no connection. It just says "identifying" forever and then sometimes the laptop gets an error about 2 computers with the same IP address. I tried the bridging method, it did not work. It shows I am both sending and receiving bytes on the desktop but it says "no network connection" and I can't do anything.... It's getting very frustrating to the point of kicking my beloved desktop to pieces. Can anyone help?

Answer:Need help with connecting laptop to desktop using ethernet cable

No solution but a question, are you using a Straight-through or Cross-over Ethernet cable? For direct connection you need the Cross-over. You can use a Switch with Straight-through cables.

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Hi, i have been experiencing BSODs for 3 days not. At first it started when I connected to WiFi, so i switched to ethernet cable. Now it crashes when i am using the ethernet cable as well. I tried searching for solutions but i don't understand much about computers. I have the minidump file but i don't know how to show them here. I tried using driver verifier and now it crashes every 20 minutes without even connecting to the internet. I cant put my computer into safe mode, it reboots even if i press shift +f8 and i cant create recovery disk. Can anyone please help me solve this.

Answer:BSOD when connecting to wifi and using ethernet cable

At one point during the repeated boots you should get a prompt to try startup/automatic repair.
You can also try forcing a restart when the little spinning dial is at the bottom of boot screen (by holding down the power button)
Select that, and then you can select Safe Mode to boot into.

Try each one of the options here: Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in
If you still can't get into Safe Mode, you can always boot using your recovery media in order to access Startup Repair.

The very first thing to do in Safe Mode is to disable Driver Verifier
To do this, open up verifier.exe and select "Delete existing settings". Then click on Finish and reboot to let the changes take effect.

To upload the minidump file, zip it up and then upload it using the Attachments tool below the reply box.

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Hello I have a wired connection "Ethernet". And the problem I have been having lately is not all the time but I will be plugged in surfing the net and or what not and all of the sudden It disconnects out of nowhere. I check the cable modem and the internet is still working the lights are still on etc. So I restart my computer with the ethernet cable still plugged in to the modem and then it comes back? But this is getting old why is it doing that? Is there an issue with my ehternet cable and or hopefully not my internal Ethernet port?

I have Windows 7 Sager laptop NP9130
Also the Wifi is still working so the internet is fine.
 

Answer:connecting ethernet cable issue possibly?

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Hi thee,
I was hoping you may be able to help. I have recently had a studio built in my garden to work in.
I have had a 100m Cat six ethernet cable connected (and run underground) to the back of my modem/router.
My speed isn't that fast at my house, approx 8mgb, but it a lot slower at the studio when I plug the cable into the back of my computer... around 3mgb with an upload speed of well under 0.5mgb...
Is there anything I can do to speed it up.. At the mo I'm using a plusnet router provided by them.. could this be the problem.
Hope you can help.
Kind regards
Colin Wilson

Answer:Connecting my computer via a 100m Cat 6 ethernet cable

See here
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Hi
I'm woking at a chinese company and they have their computers connected to the internet via ethernet cables connected to a router. I brought in my laptop today and tried to unplug one of the ethernet cables from their computers and plug it in to mine. However, it doesnet work and I end up with a limited connectivity problem. I tried reseting everything but I cant fix it. Then I plug the cable back in to another computer and it works fine.

Can it be a visa firewall problem?

Answer:Connecting to web via ethernet cable strange error

I would say its more a network firewall than a specific Vista fault, I doubt you could just connect any PC to their network without permissions being set on maybe a central computer or within the router itself. Most big companies have something like this sort of action as your basically connecting an unclean PC to a network with sensitive data and you could be bringing any viruses or trojans into the network.

I can set access right to specific computer from within my router and stop any alien commputers from connecting fullstop.

Have you tried setting your laptops ip address to the same as your desktop PC ?

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hey

hoping someone can help me out

I'm a 3g dongle to connect to the net, I previously set up the ps3 to connect through same via the wired connection.
That work fine for a bit, until I updated the firmware, Since then the PS can't seem to obtain an IP address and after setting a static IP it gives me a DNS error. On the flip side, my LAN is giving me a no internet access problem(ipv4) and also an unidentified network

I've changed the cable, released and renewed and reset the ipconfig and also flush DNS. I'm having the same problem with my laptop. Both were able to share the connection with the PS3 before.

(Pc runs windows 7 32 bit and laptop win 7 64bit)

Any suggestions?

Answer:LAN no internet access -when connecting to PS3 with ethernet cable

By LAN do you mean your network icon on the PC your dongle's connected to? I assume you're using a router right? This may be an insultingly simple tip, but did you power cycle that router yet?

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I would like to connect a Vista and XP machine to each other so that I can have accesss to files on the other machine, using an ethernet cable. How do you do that?

Here's a layout that I would like to have. All connections will be WIRED.

Modem <--> Vista 64bit <--> XP

The XP will have to connect to the Vista machine to access the internet.

I'm soo not experienced with networking, and all I know is that I don't want a wireless router to do this, and later on the vista will have an USB connection to an all in one printer/scanner/fax etc. Please be easy.

BTW, the Vista machine has dual LAN on its motherboard and that's why I thought this set up would be possible without a router.

Vista now recognizes the internet modem. But can't see XP at all.
I first set up through the network wizard on XP for it to be the terminal machine of the chain, and at the end of the process it created this driver which I saved on a USB drive. I put the zip on the Vista, unpacked, but again at the end of the wizard, I get the message that an erorr ocurred.

What am i doing wrong?

Thanx.

Here is how things are connected right now.

Control Panels' Networking & Sharing Page
When I click on View Full Map in the above capture, I get this for one of hte LANs.
The comp on the left is the Vista machine. The middle thing is Gateway, I assume it's my internet modem.


For the other LAN port that connects the two computers, a hub appears and... Read more

Answer:Solved: Connecting Vista & XP with Ethernet Cable

Step by step Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) setup in Vista
 

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Hi
I have a Windows 7 PC and I am experiencing difficulty connecting it to a laser cutting and engraving machine via an ethernet cable connection. The
manufacturers of the laser machine recommend RDWorks which is a program that acts as a plugin for Coraldraw vector imaging software. The RDWorks software
is used to connect with the laser machine and it's primary purpose is to send imaging files directly to the machine. It's also used to test connectivity
between the computer and the machine.
I am using an old livebox router which has 2 ports. The router is connected to the machine via Port 2 using a 10metre Cat6 cable purchased from Maplins
a few days ago. The PC is connected to the router via Port 1 using a cable supplied by the broadband service provider several years ago. This cable is
1 metre long and although not a cat6 cable, it works.
I was advised by the laser machine manufacturer's UK agent to test connectivity using the following IP address 192 168 1 137. However, on testing,
I keep getting a connection failure alert from the RDWorks plugin software. I have checked the Cat6 cable by using it to connect the router to the PC.
It is working fine because it gives instant internet access.
I then sought to eliminate the firewall as a possible fault by closing my Zonealarm. On testing connectivity using the RDWorks plugin with Zonealarm
shut down, Windows Firewall prompted an alert and blocked the connection. In the Windows Firewall window, the Public Network box w... Read more

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I have a belkin wireless modem/router which I wish to connect to a tower system then to my laptop which has a built in card. I was advised to buy a belkin usb adapter rather than a pci card but it seems that the ethernet cable has to be connected to tower system from router but I have no connection point on the back of tower,only a modem connection. Am I missing something?

Answer:connecting ethernet cable to tower unit

(or any other router for that matter) to a computer initially, so you can configure the router's settings - primarily the username and password combination which it will offer to your ISP. The settings are permanently written to the router's firmware via an HTML interface, and you access this via an Ethernet cable (supplied with the router)from any computer with an Ethernet network card. Your laptop will almost certainly have such a port at the back or side, so you could use that.The router will then automatically establish the connection when it's turned on.If your PC has no LAN port you could indeed buy a USB wireless network adapter to use in that machine, if you don't fancy opening up the case to fit a PCI network card.

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I was wondering if this would work. I have 2 PC's, both with Win98SE, hooked up in a dial-up network through a Linksys router for printer sharing only. All hooked up with Cat5 cabling.

We can dial out, one or the other on phone line "B", or both at the same time, using Phone line "A" and "B".

We need a public IP address, for my wife only, as she has remote Sabre software for her travel business. (CANNOT have a firewall).

The upshot is, dial-up stinks! I want to go back to Cable, but without a router, which would bring back the firewall business.

Now, Toshiba has a model with both USB and ethernet
connections, where they say you can hook up 2 PC's at the
same time, through the different connections.

With the Modem at my machine, I could hook me up to the USB
and run my wife's PC on ethernet. (She's 60' away in another room).

Does this sound feasible? Would my machines suffer because of the different connections?

With this hook-up, I will most likely lose my printer sharing, however I could get a second printer for her use.

Comments please. . Thanks
 

Answer:Toshiba Cable Modem - USB AND Ethernet

if you are going back to cable why network them at all. Get a separate cable for the wife. Its installed from a splice on your cable inside your home.Call your cable supplier and ask them about the added expense. shoudn't be that bad
 

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I've been having a problem. When I connect my Modem to my PC through Ethernet, I can't get a connection.

When I connect throgh USB, it pops right up, I get my IP Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Servers.

Now, I have the p5b-e mobo, ethernet onboard and all that, and the ethernet card is working.

I've come across this problem b/c I need to setup a wireless network with this computer as the Main and my other (no so close) through a wireless card.

I've tried pretty much every setup I can think of, and it simply doesn't work if I connect the modem through USB to establish a connection with the computer and use the ethernet with the router.

If you can help I'd appreciate it.

Answer:Cable Modem Ethernet Problems

Let me clarify: Are you trying to connect straight from your computer to the modem with ethernet? Is this working or not?

When you connect to the modem using USB, everything works fine?

If you are trying to connect 2 computers to a router it should be setup like this:

MODEM<------------>Router<--------->Computers

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Greetings all. I'm new to these boards and I'm hoping you all are able to help.

I have a Motorola Surfboard SBS120 Cable Modem, and the thing runs perfectly fine when I plug it up via USB. However I heard that my cable connection could be faster if I hook it up via my Ethernet (CAT-5) cord and utilize my Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC card.

My connection via Ethernet used to work, but I lost the cord some time ago. So I went USB. However just recentely (After learning the Ethernet cord was faster) I went to buy a new CAT-5 cable and hook it back up.

When my modem is hooked up via the Ethernet cord, one light on the Ethernet card come on, and the other blinks once after 5 seconds, then again at 8 seconds, then 20 seconds after plugging the cord in. (No blinking after this. The first lights always stays solid.) On the modem, the PC/Activity light comes on (But stays solid, no blinking) and the Power Light, Recieve Light, Send Light, and Online Light also stay solid and green.

However when I try to access any internet activities, they do not work. Messenger applications do not work, and Firefox displays "Server not found", and IE displays "The page cannot be displayed" A message pops up after a couple minutes with "Connection has limited, or no activity." and when I check the status of the connection, it is sending packets, but not receiving them.

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Answer:Cable Modem/Ethernet troubles

First off, with the Ethernet connection, you need no modem drivers. Second, make SURE you've disconnected the USB when you're trying to run with the Ethernet, and also turn off the power on the modem whenever you change from USB to Ethernet. If that doesn't do it, let's see this when you're connected to the Ethernet connection.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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I am about to install my cable modem. I have a choice of usb or ethernet card. Which should I choose ? NTL recommends using usb as its simpler but is this the most effective method ?Your oppinions would be appreciatedChris

Answer:Cable modem....do I connect via usb or ethernet ?

USB is prown to problems ethernet is faster 4 online games and downloads is simple to install if u have a nete#work card and is not incompatible with stupid drivers

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I am thinking of buying a used computer with an connection for dsl or one with a modem I understand I can use a modem with a phone line but what do I need for DSL?
 

Answer:modem for cable or ethernet connection

Hi, When you sign up for the DSL service, usually the DSL modem or DSL gateway device (this is not the same as a phone modem, but the telephone line is involved with DSL) is provided by them. It's usally an external device that they have a tech set up for you.
Remember, you need to tell them if you want wireless or wired.

You will need a network adapter card, or a built-onto-the motherboard Ethnernet port, and a network patch cable. Most newer computers come with an Ethernet port built in, or you can install one in an open PCI slot inside the computer. If you are going with wireless you will need a wireless network adapter.
The DSL service also sells them and will install it for you, ask first about the cost....they are not expensive, any good supply store will have some.
If you buy one and install it>>You usually will need to install drivers for this adapter- with XP, or with older network cards, the drivers may be loaded by Windows.

Dialup with the phone line is slow, DSL is something you will really appreciate.
 

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I Installed cable modem via intergrated ethernet port on PC.Got online,got an ip address, Opened a couple of pages on the internet.Then it stopped working and I could'nt open any more pages. The only fix to get back online was to go to system properties disable the nic card and then enable It again.then It would allow me to open a few more pages. I Install cable modems and this happened twice in one week on two different PC both with itergrated nics. ANY IDEAS OF WHATS CAUSING THIS THANX.
 

Answer:Cable Modem Ethernet Connection

What is the OS that is installed on the problem children? What is the make and model of the NIC on the PC's? Find some commonality between PC's with the networking problems. make sure the NIC's also have the most up to date set of drivers loaded.
 

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HiI have a BT voyager 105 modem. This connects to my pc using a USB port. I have a laptop and need to connect to broadband but laptop connection needs to be ethernet.Rather than buy a new modem, can I buy an ethernet cable that will fit into the back of my modem and connect to the ethernet port on my PC?Have e-mailed BT but never get an answer to any of my e-mails.Many Thanks

Answer:Ethernet cable for BT voyager 105 modem ?

if you do not mind the pc being on when using the laptop all you need is a crossover cable to connect the pc and laptop.

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I've been having a nightmare with my BT Broadband Alcatel Modem (the purple one). Worked OK then cut out after 20mins or so and would need reboot before working again but then it happened all over again. I tried all sorts of things- patches, new drivers, PCI USB Controller Card etc but nothing worked. My OS became really unstable and eventually I upgraded from ME to XP to see if this cured it. It's stable but my modem still doesn't work. I saw (after the event) a forum where a guy (voiceoverman) had been having pretty much the same problem but he sorted it out by 'going the ethernet route' and getting a ethernet modem/card. I quickly rushed off to the shop to buy one but on explaining the problem to the assistant he said ethernet was for cable only! Is this right? If so, what else can anyone suggest? I've been trying everything I can think of for 4 weeks now and have started to lose my mind! Help!!P.S. I'm something of a novice so bear with me if I ask stupid questions.

Answer:Ethernet modem/card for cable only???

No - ethernet is not for cable only. It's more commonly used in commercial ADSL intallations, with multi-port routers - but also perfectly Ok for home use too. I have a number of friends who use ethernet - ADSL modems/routers.You will need a different modem or router, however, one with a LAN/Ethernet input.And I can't see any logical reason why this would solve your problem unless you are in a fringe area, and you get new, more sensitive modem/router.

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Time Warner just came out on Saturday to install cable internet (Road Runner). However, he couldn't get it to connect through the ethernet, it will only get online from the USB.

The whole problem is that when I click on Repair (I have XP) it says that it cannot renew my IP address. I thought the problem might be on my end, so I bought a new NIC. No change.

Then time warner gave me a new modem, and the problem still persists.

I've already run the ipconfig /release junk, and it changed nothing.

Before I moved into this new apartment, I was using T1 cable from the old apartment, so I know my ethernet slot works as well as the cords and such.

What is going on?? I'm so confused, and I'd like my internet to go thru the ethernet so that I can get Vonage phone service.

Any help would be great! :giddy:
 

Answer:Cable modem won't connect thru ethernet

hi i have one sugestion, that you probibly did alredy but its worth a chack, make shore t that you have no firewalls on including the windows firewall, post back if the probiem contunios
 

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Hello,
I'm experiencing a problem when connecting my computers to the same cable modem. The computer that is connected with the USB Cable is getting excellent connection, while the other one is terribly slow. I have tried to switch the connections but still the one with the USB Cable is faster. Can someone help me resolve my problem, and what can cause it ?
Thank you in advance, Dejan Gorgevic.
 

Answer:Cable modem connecting with USB Cable and LAN Cable

Does your ISP contract call for two public IP addresses? If not it's probably just an accident that you can connect at all with multiple computers.
 

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Hi all,

I would like to connect my ADSL USB Modem to a hub, via an adapter. I saw millions of adapters on the web doing the opposite, but couldn't find one that PROVIDES an Ethernet connection from an incoming USB port.

Does anyone know if such device exists?

Thanks,

David
 

Answer:Connecting an ADSL USB Modem to an Ethernet Hub

There isn't one to my knowledge. The USB modem requires specific drivers on the machine it's attached to. My advice is to shop for an Ethernet equipped ADSL modem or a modem/router combo box.
 

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PC#1 windows 2000+Ethernet card+usb 2.0 port
PC#2 windows 2000+Ethernet card+usb 2.0 port

I have an ADSL modem (BT Voyager 205 http://www.voyager.bt.com/205/prodinfo.htm). This modem has a usb connection and an Ethernet connection. i guess it was designed for a PC and console to be accessed. Both connections can be used to connect 2 different PC's and access the Internet simultaneously. one uses the usb port other uses the Ethernet port.

Both PC's need to be able to log onto the internet without the need for the other one to be 'powered' on (rules out ICS).

I am trying to enable both PC's to be able to communicate and make file transfers etc. or at least have a directory or folder from which i can make a file transfer.

I realise a simple solution is to get a router etc but i have been told that for just 2 PC's is it possible to connnect ... 'using map network drive'.

I also realise i can create an ICS connection ... connecting first pc using USB 2.0 into primary pc and using twisted RJ45 cablebetween the 2 pc's ethernet cards. however, this means primary pc is always needed to be 'on' for secondary to connect ...

my adsl provider, has confirmed that this modem can connect 2 pc's one with the usb nad one with the ethernet. They also gave hints that once the two pc's are connected I can use 'map network drive' to configure the two pc's to communicate. However, this is not supported in helpdesk... Read more

Answer:connecting 2 pc's via modem with USB/Ethernet connections

It doesn't look like you would need to get a router as the documentation link you provided already states that "The BT Voyager 205 Router is a state of the art ADSL Router ..."

No other help is on the BT page (always just directing to BT support desk - how useful!). But I would say that if you run a small 4-port switch hub out of the Ethernet port you could run all your PCs off that and ignore the USB connection altogether. It might simplify things, as then you don't need the software to run a USB connection installed on the PC currently connected to the USB port. (assuming all PCs have an appropriate EThernet card available).

Oddly the guide at http://www.f9.net.uk/support/hardware/voyager205_setup_guide.pdf states
"You can now plug computewrs into the router using either the USB (blue) or Ethernet (grey)", which might imply that use of USB or Ethernet is an OR rather than an AND situation, i.e. you can't use both simultaneously. But I am not familiar with the model.

As this device is a router anyway you don't want to be trying to use ICS as well as that is just a "software router" which will only confuse the situation.
 

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Have a question on connecting a second computer to an existing cable modem at home. What do I need to do this to get internet access to the second unit?

sidbub
 

Answer:Connecting to a cable modem

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I have a cable modem with Cox and I've been having some issues over the last couple of days. Today it was very slow for me when I was using the web. (My brother was playing Enemy Territory and he said it was "working fine" but I suppose it wasn't using much bandwidth.) So I power-cycled the modem and it isn't able to connect to the cable service! The cable TV/telephone was working fine I must add. I call Cox and they can't do anything but set up a service call for Sunday. It appears that my neighbors' cable Internet is working fine so I don't know what to do.

I tried a bunch of things - use different coax cable, different cable outlet, let it cool down, but to no avail. So I am guessing the problem may be the cable modem - it has been sitting in a cabinet with not much ventilation for about 5 years anyway.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Is there anything that you might think it could be besides the cable modem itself?
2. How would I go about getting/using a cable modem? I know electronics stores sell them so can I just go pick one up and plug it in and (hopefully) have it work? (I suppose I could return it if it didn't remedy the problem) Is there any other configuration I would need to do?

Any advice appreciated - thanks!
 

Answer:Cable modem not connecting - getting new cable modem?

You want to call the cable ISP first and get a list of "compatible" modems. That way you don't spend 200 bucks for something they won't work with.

After researching myself, found the newer Motorola Surfboards tend to be favored by many, so I snagged a 5120.

Once you have it..call ISP...tell them you have a new modem and need it provisioned...they'll ask for the MAC...remote into it..upload a config file..you'll be set.
 

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Hi all,

Does anyone know of a way - or a tool - to test if a network cable is 'live' - i.e. if it has data streaming through it - without getting a knife out?

I have someone's wiring I need to redo, and I need to identify five cables mid-length. I can disconnect and re-connect where they terminate individually, so I know when one dies which it is, but need a way of monitoring it.

I've tried my 5e tone generator kit, but it doesn't tell me anything.
 

Answer:Non-intrusive way of testing if a ethernet cable is 'live'?

No way I know of to monitor outside a connection to the cable. I'm sure the CIA can help here, but I doubt they want to.
 

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Hello!

Yesterday my main computer lost internet connectivity after avast! ran an antivirus scan and removed several viruses. I spent much of the day yesterday researching the possible problems and did not come up with any solutions.

My computer's OS is vista, and the network status says it is, "Connected to identifying". If there is any additional information you will need, I will gladly provide. Thank you in advance for the response!
 

Answer:Vista is incapable of connecting to the internet via ethernet cable

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Hello folks,

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

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

Many thanks in advance.

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