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

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

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?

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

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

Im running:

Windows XP
Netgear WG311 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

Please help me out if possible.
Thank You

Answer:Solved: Wireless Works But Wired Doesn't

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

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

Answer:Solved: Wireless works, wired doesn't

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

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

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

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

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

CMD ipconfig /all with the wireless:
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

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

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

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My situation sounds similar to Partha's ( ), with some different elements in the network set up.

Here at work we have a wired network. Using our specified range of IPs and manually assigning them on the workstation computers, we're able to access the shared files on our "server" machine (just an XP pro machine hosting files) and we can also share our itunes libraries, printers, locally shared files, etc.

We have several wireless routers set to use an internet IP within our range, and set to DHCP to provide access to visitors. They provide flawless internet access but no access to our LAN (which is perfect).

Now we have a need to allow a wireless computer access to our LAN (namely iTunes library sharing). The router it connects to doesn't need to allow other connections (without LAN access), although that would be a perk.

I wasn't around when the system was installed, so I don't know it too intimately, but I'll do the best I can:

-All the wired computers and routers are connected to a 24 Port Linksys switcher.
-The "server" machine is running a VPN
-All the computers in question are running XP Pro SP2

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


Answer:Solved: Wireless/Wired network & file sharing troubles

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After reading posts in this forum and others, and reviewing MSFT tech docs, I'm still not able to establish file sharing between the wired PC and the wireless-connected laptop. Maybe I'm working under some stupid assumptions. I am able to ping each computer by their IP address - I can ping the laptop from the desktop, and vice versa. The desktop shows the Basecomputer under network places, but on the laptop, nothing at all shows up under network places. Laptop missing something?

The details:
a) Connecting to internet via DSL, Qwest ISP, Actiontec PK5000 Advanced Networking Network Router. Advanced Networking router, to me, means that home networking shouldn't require any other hardware. Stupid assumption?

b) Desktop PC is connected to the modem/router via ethernet cable
c) Laptop is connected to the modem/router via wireless, (Dell Wireless WLAN 1350 WLAN Mini PCI Card). Assocation tab of the wireless properties gives the network authentication/data encryption types as Open/WEP.

d) Some settings of the modem, viewed via the browser (192.168.0.x)
- Wireless security type: WPA
- MAC authentication Enabled
- Firewall security level: Off (NAT only)

e) Desktop PC is Windows XP Home Edition, SP 3

f) Laptop is Windows XP Professional Version 2002, SP3

g) Both are running Windows Firewall; File and Printer Sharing is checked for both, under the Exceptions tabl

h) I ran the Network setup wizard for both, using same Workgroup name, called HOME. Desktop is called... Read more

Answer:Solved: PK5000, unable to set up file sharing between wired and wireless

Thanks, I haven't seen this problem for some time. The issue is with the LAPTOP ...

(from a JohnWill post)

The Peer-Peer node is the issue.
Create a file with the following contents in NOTEPAD. Save it as NETFIX.REG from the File menu of notepad.

--------------------------------------- Include data after this line ---------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


---------------------------------- include data before this line -----------------------------

Double click the file and say Yes to the merge question. Reboot and see if you're cookin' again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Answer:Wireless Works, Wired Doesn't

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

Ok so the problem;

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

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

Thanks guys.

Answer:Wired works, wireless doesn't.

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

Answer:wireless works but "wired" doesn't

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

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

PC is wired Modem-Router-PC

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

The 3rd laptop is XP.

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

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

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

It is a HP laptop, couple of years old.

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

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

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

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

Router is broadcasting SSID.

Any advice?

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

Answer:Wired works, wireless doesn't

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless internet works, wired switch doesn't

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

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

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

Thomas Miller.
Tomm2079 at Gmail Dot Com

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Somehow/way the vista compu... Read more

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

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

Answer:Netgear WGR614 Wireless Works, Wired Doesn't

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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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Computer 1 is connected to Wireless router (Air link 101 or AR670W)
through Ethernet, but computer 2 is connected to the router wirelessly. I have a printer connected to computer 1.

I want to share files and the printer with computer 2 but I don't know how to do that. I know that this is easy for both computer connected the same way using wired or wireless.

Note:I have Windows XP SP3 in both computers.

I have share document in share mode for both computer. I try to open Mshome in "My Network places" and here the result:

In computer 1(Wired), I can not access Mshome when I click on " View workgroup computers"

In computer 2, I see both computer 1 and 2. I can access the share document of 2 but I can not access computer 1

Answer:Wired to Wireless file sharing. try following this out. Jazz

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Hi there,

I'm having this strange problem i never had before, yesterday when i turned on my laptop, strangely i couldn't find my wireless network on the list, i can see all the neighbors networks that always show up but NOT mine! I adding a wireless network manually but that didn't work either so i removed it, then i plugged in the cable and its working perfectly, but i just can't figure it out why wouldn't the wireless work. I tried clicking that "connect even if the network is not broadcasting" but that didn't make any changes!
I have a dell inspiron 1525, windows 7, ZyXEL Prestige 600 router

ohh and yes, this last week i would sometimes loose signal from my adapter, i usually had to switch it off and then on again and it would work. But i have no idea what should i do now !

Please HELP!

Answer:wireless network suddenly doesn't show up, but wired it works?!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi there,

I've got a desktop with a wired connection to a cable broadband modem (with only one connection on it) and I'd like to have my laptop (which has a wireless card) to share that connection only wireless .... if you know what I mean... anyone tell me what I need to do to get that working? is it possible?


Answer:Get wireless laptop and wired desktop to share wired cable broadband connection?

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Ok, first up, here's a diagram to explain my current network set-up, hopefully it will make it a little clearer what I'm talking about

Hooray for paint!

The problem I'm having is with windows file sharing. The two PCs connected via the wired network can see each other just fine, and file sharing is not a problem.
However I cannot see any of the workgroup computers from the laptop, which is connected to the network wirelessly via the wireless router.

I can ping both the wired router and the PCs from the laptop, but trying to ping the laptop from the PC times out.

Its probably worth pointing out that the laptop can connect to the internet with no problems at all.

PC 1 : Windows XP SP 2
PC 2 : Windows Vista Ultimate
Laptop : Windows XP SP 2

All the computers are added to the "WORKGROUP" workgroup.

Summary of Network

American Robotics Sure Connect Modem Router: IP
- PC 1 : IP 192.168.1.XX
- PC 2 : IP (static)
- Xbox : IP (static)
- Buffalo Airstation Wireless G Router: IP
--- Laptop : IP
--- Nintendo DS
---Nintendo Wii

I doubt its relevant but the wireless network is WEP128 encrypted.

Any help is appreciated, thanks

Answer:File Sharing over Wired/Wireless Network

It's the NAT layer in the second router. Try this configuration:

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 have 2 computers - a desktop DELL and laptop DELL. I connect to the Internet through a Cable Modem and Linksys Wireless G Router. I connect to the router from the desktop via CAT5 cable. I connect the router from the laptop with it's built in wireless network card. I have recently reinstalled the operating system and software onto a new hard drive in the laptop due to a hard drive malfunction. I have set both systems to function on the same WORKGROUP, given each computer a unique name, and have activated file/print sharing on both systems. They both connect to the Internet beautifully. I can see the shared files on the laptop from my desktop with no problems. However, I cannot see the computer, let alone the shared files on my desktop from the laptop. I have data from when I backed up the laptop's hard drive on the desktop system that I would like to retrieve and transfer to the laptop. You can see I'm having difficulty doing so. I would also like to share the printer hooked to the desktop with the laptop, but am also unable to do so. I have done this in the past also, but for whatever reason, I am unable to now... HELP! Thanks.

Answer:File Sharing on a wireless/wired network with XP Pro

Likely you already have a lot of this in place, but the basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:

9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:

10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important ... Read more

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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

Answer:Solved: Wired works, but not wireless

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


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

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

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

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

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

Here's the ipconfig /all from this computer.

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you in advance.

Answer:Solved: Wireless issue, Wired however works

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

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

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

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

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I want to set up simple file sharing at home for two laptops connecting through wifi and two desktops connecting through cable to the same router and all running windows 7. While communication between wired-wired and wireless-wireless devices is flawless, for some reason network discovery across wired and wireless devices is erratic at best, wired devices barely see wireless ones if at all and vice versa. (The same cross communication problem exists using homegroups.)

I believe the culprit is that windows thinks my router is two separate physical devices, a wifi access point for the wireless and a switch for the wired computers, therefor handling them as though they belonged to different subnets. I have attached the full network map as seen from a laptop and a desktop.

Strangely I can't access remote computers missing from the network map through windows explorer if I put computer names in the network path but SOMETIMES I can do so using ip addresses. However once I managed to access a particular computer using its ip address suddenly its name starts working in the network path AND it shows up on the network map which leads me to believe something is wrong with netbios.

Ipconfigs attached, all computers run win 7, belong to the same subnet and workgroup, have unique names, firewalls and other security software are temporarily off, the connections have lltd enabled and all belong to home network with the following settings: network discovery on, file and printer shari... Read more

Answer:simple file sharing problem betweem wired and wireless computers

The problem is that those machines are on different subnets, one is at and the other is at for some reason. Maybe you have a setting in the router that is causing this like some sort of wireless guest account.

Windows can't really do this on it's own so it's either a static IP mistake or the router is using a guest account for the wireless connections.

Is there more than one router in this network?

Possibly a router/modem connected to another router?

This is usually the cause for this problem but it's difficult to guess at this without more information.

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated!

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

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

Wireless Router : Netgear N600 Wireless and Dual Band Router

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

how many pcs are connected by wire?

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

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Solved: wired only connection issue, wireless works

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I'm having 2 computers: a Desktop and a laptop, both has Windows XP. The desktop is connected to the wireless router with LAN cable and the laptop connects using wireless connection.

I want to share files and printer between those computers but although I entered both computers to the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing I can't access one computer from the other.

Can you help me find what other settings should I change?


Answer:Solved: Sharing files in a mixed(wired+wireless) network

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Hello, I have a Linksys router and Everything is connected right, but if I don't have my wireless adapter in, I can't get any response from the network. There's no other computers I can test anything but when I troubleshoot the issue it says "you may not have a internet adapter" or something like that, I can't remember and it won't come up while the net is activated... Please help.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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Riiiiight .... (reading glasses on !)I have a wireless network already installed in my house some IT Guyyyz set it upI have a few laptops n computers etc which are connectedIn my room, i have my laptop (which basically sits on my desk as the battery went and killed itself :@) and a Normal (Desktop/Tower) PCIf it helps at all....The laptop is Amilo Pro V2030The computer is Emachines 370Yeh they're both crap :DLaptop has a hopeless internal wireless card which tbh needs binned, (it cant connect to my network coz the range is well em, crap)So...... i have a usb adapter thing in that connects to my wireless network fine :DMy PC doesn't have wireless cards etc its got a normal pluggy in thing in the back !I have two crossover cable but tbh they are the biggest pain in the a**e ever (i dont like setting ip things and ICS is literally b*llucks)I want to share my HD from my pc to my laptop and dvd drive, cd drive floppy drive (basically everything) and vice versa...... oh and i also want to be able to share the wireless network from the laptop to the pc and be able to use both at same time etc !(also i dont understand routers i read somewhere its easier to use them instead of ICS, so can someone please draw me a little diagram in paint :D )

Answer:Wireless > Wired Sharing

Can't draw for toffee but i've uploaded a pic of a simple home network that would suit your needs.The wireless router and cable/dsl modem are now usualy one unit.You just need to choose between canle or adsl?click here

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

Answer:wired works, but wireless does not

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

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

Please advise, and thank you for your time!

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

Answer:Wireless works, but not wired? very odd

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

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

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

Do you have any ideas?

Answer:VPN works wired but not wireless

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

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

Answer:Wireless not seen but Wired works

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

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Here's a fun one.

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone have any ideas of what else to try?

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

Can you ping anything beyond the gateway address?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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If I have an old 802.11b router with 2 computers wired into it, how fast is the file transfer speed for copying files between the machines? I'm assuming the benefits of moving to 802.11g or n are only for wireless speeds, not wired, but I was not sure about this.

Answer:File sharing 802.11b wired

Your router actually has a miniature switch built-in. That's the ports 1, 2, 3, 4 (possibly more depending upon model). Generally on most routers from the Wireless G era, this is a 100 Mbps switch, and thus files transfered over wired will be at 100 Mbps, maximum (not taking into consideration other limiting factors like hard drive transfer rates, NIC speed, networking overhead, etc). The wireless has nothing to do with the transfer rate on this switch.

However, if you copy something over the wireless to a wired computer or vice versa, the 54 Mbps WiFi G connection will be the limiting factor, and the file will transfer at that rate at best.

An interesting thing to consider is if you had a Wireless N connection which can handle up to theoretical 300 Mbps transfer rate, but the router only had a 100 Mbps switch interface, the situation would be reversed; the switch would be the limiting factor in any kind of wireless-to-wired connection at 100 Mbps. This is why most quality Wireless N routers will have a Gigabit switch interface so the wired connections can keep up with the wireless transfer rates (though, your typical home PC's hard drive won't be able to read files fast enough to max out a Wireless N connection.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless connection works, wired does not.

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


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

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


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

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

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

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

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

Answer:PC works when wireless but not hard-wired

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

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

Things I've already tried:

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

Answer:Internet works for wireless but not wired

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless works, wired doesnt

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

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

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

Both machines are running windows 7.

So far I have tried:

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

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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

Answer:Wired works. Wireless cannot see other devices.

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

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

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

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

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

HARP_REL_5_3 828Click to expand...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless Works Fine but Wired Does Not

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I've just set up a home network, with two machines (Win XP), no router, no server and connected them via network cables which my electrician installed across my roofspace.

While I can see each computer on the network and see each other's My Docs, which I want to share and I've set up sharing from both sides, when I try to open My Docs, I get this message:

Not accessible.. you might not have permission to view this network resource.

Can anyone advise what I might be missing out?

This is my first network, so I really know next to nothing about how this should work - I'm just going with the defaults and wizards and what it says in Help.

Answer:File Sharing Across Wired Network

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.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

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

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

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running Xp with sp2 installed WZC disabled using linksys adapter software with Buffalo wireless router 5 PCs (4 wired, 1 wireless)

So my problem is that all 5 computer are sharing files the 4 that are wired can see everything that is shared, but mines the wireless one cant see any files that are shared but i can access them by typing it in the address bar "\\PC name\name of folder shared". How can i make the folders shared to show up instead of having to type the path into the address bar??

Answer:Sharing between Wired/Wireless Doesnt Show up

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I'm using a pc with a wireless adapter to surf on a friends wireless network. I have 2 pc at home, connected the a wired network, sharing files. Is it possible to share the wireless internet with the pc thats connected through a ethernet router to the wireless pc? I would like to do this until I get a wireless adpter for the other pc.

Answer:Sharing wireless internet on wired network

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ok, so i just got my 360 like yesturday
and what i want to do is share my internet connection from my pc to my 360.
my pc wirelessly connects to the router downstairs, and my 360 has a lan cable going from my pc to my 360.

my router is a netgear dg834g

if that helps

any suggestions you guys have would be greatly appreciated


Answer:sharing a wireless connection with a wired connextion to a 360

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I have a computer which connects to the internet through ethernet connection. Is is possible to set up a wireless network so that other users can connect to my computer wireless and surf the net. I use Windows XP. Please help.

Answer:Wired Internet wanting to sharing wireless

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Situation: Apartment complex with only wireless Internet.

Need: Share the wireless Internet one PC is receiving with the other PCs via a 10/100/1000 router.

Question: Is it possible? If so, how?

Answer:Sharing Wireless Internet over a Wired Router

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

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

Answer:Netgear router works while wired, but not wireless

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connection Specfic DNS Suffix

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

Computer running Windows 7 SP1

Gateway i5 with 6 gb RAM.

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Answer:Wireless Works Wired Does not after installing new router

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

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

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

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

then type CMD

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

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

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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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Ok, I access the internet by connecting to my univerisities wired LAN in my dorm room.
I also hav a Dell PDA with wireless LAN, so i bought a wireless access point and a USB wireless adaptor for my desktop in the hopes of setting up a wireless network and being able to share my university connection.
after a hour or two of setup work, i got my wireless network up and running, but i found that my university internet connection no longer worked. I was able to fix this problem by telling windows to share the internet connection from my wired LAN connection (not sure why this worked, lol, but it did).
Unfortuneately i am still unable to figure out how to make use of this internet connection from my PDA. Any help would be appreciated.
A few bits of info:

1. Usin Win XP SP2, MS PPC2003 on the PDA
2. Linksys wireless hardware, wireless G USB adaptor and wireless G broadband router/access point.
3. I am also unable to access the settings of my access point from the PC unless i disable my wired LAN connection. (i can access the settings fine via the PDA)
4. I've been able to access the internet on the PDA before by connecting to a friends WLAN.
5. All my connections are firewalled, but the problem is identical even with all firewalls disabled

if any other info would help then please let me know,

Answer:Connection sharing accross 2 networks, wired and wireless

it could be the routing issue. posting the results of ipconfig /all and routing table may help.

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Hi all,
My printer is connected to computerA which is connected through ethernet to computerB which connects to a wireless network. The wireless network has an internet connection and also serves several laptops, unfortunately the laptops cannot "see" computerA on the network and consequently cannot use the shared printer, the internet connection is available the on all computers. The one laptop runs windowXP and everything else uses windows7. ComputerB has no trouble using the printer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Sharing printer through mixed wired/wireless network

Can you ping computerA from one of the laptops on the wireless connections.

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Okay, I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and I have one computer hooked up through ethernet and one laptop hooked up wirelessly..

OS: Win XP SP2 on both

I used winxp home networking on computer and joined "workgroup" on the computer

I found the wireless connection on laptop and connected and joined "workgroup" on laptop

I did not set any static IPs I just left that alone..

The problem Im having is I share out my whole C: drive on both laptop and computer and I also shared out individual folders and files and made them all changeable by all users..
When I go to my network places and browse to the workgroup "workgroup" then browse to the computer from the laptop, it gives me access denied when i try to open any of the shared folders... when I use my computer to go to my own shared folders... i still get access denied oddly enough..
I do not know why..

The laptop can access its own shared folders when it goes through my network places but computer cannot ..

niether the computer nor the laptop can access the others files because they get access denied...

ive done this before and had no problems the only thing i can think of is that i have downloaded some windows update that added more security but i just have no clue what

anyone know?

Answer:Help with sharing files through linksys wireless router/wired..

Not sure - had this problem a long long time back and can't remember how to fix it.

First there's the most obvious... a reboot of both machines can sometimes help.

Then there's the firewalls - check that both XPSP2's firewall and any installed fiewall is disabled for diagnostic purposes, and to turn off WEP encryption.

Third is to have both computers "authenticate as guest when computer information is not available" on the connection properties.

Fourth, ensure that you have the TCP/IP, Client for Microsoft Networks, and file and printer sharing for Microsof networks are installed on both machines (all three of them installed on each).

Failing this, with WEP encryption and your firewalls disabled, set static IP's to each computer (depending on which range the router is using, this might be, 0r could be, or or whatever. Hitting tab at the end of entering the ip will automatically insert the correct sun=bnet address into the next field). so....

on the desktop pc,
set (for example) IP to
set Subnet to
set Gateway to (or whatever your routers IP is)
set DNS to (or whatever your routers IP is)

on the laptop,
set (for example) IP to
set Subnet to
Set Gateway to (or whatever your routers IP is)
set DNS to (or whatever your routers IP is)

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Hello, I'm trying to game and stream movies from my desktop machine. I've got wireless, but these things need a bit more consistent speed, so I've got a LAN cable plugged in, too. The trouble is, only my wireless is working. When I plug in the cable, I get a message that says "Limited or no connectivity." If I unplug the wireless, I can't connect to the internet.

I have WinXP SP2. I've tried:

the ip release/renew, but I can't renew
the winsock fix, but that doesn't work
uninstalling the network card, and re-installing, but still nothing.

I also get a warning that says my firewall is disabled, which I haven't ever gotten before.
The two lights on the card are both solid and orange.

I read from another thread to try pinging a few different places. Here is what I got:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.


Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),


Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=70ms TTL=49
Reply from bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=49
Reply from bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=50

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Answer:Wireless connects, wired doesn't

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Hello, I have an interesting issue with Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium x64.

The wireless connection works, but the wired connection does not, not on any of the two ports on my computer or 4 on my router.

Now, I know the cord is fine, as I tested it on the laptop I own, so, that is not the issue.

Any tips?


(When I plug in it says local only, not that it's not connected.)

(BTW, DSL Connection, Works great on the faulty wired machine through Wireless, but I need wired.)

Answer:Wired failes, Wireless doesn't?

did you install the wired drivers???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any clue what coulda caused this?

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

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

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

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by polishbeans

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

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

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

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

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

any other PC able to use the wireless connection ?

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

Download and install

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Wireless Profiles
- Vista:
- delete the wireless profiles
control Panel
classic view
network and sharing center
manage wireless networks

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

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

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

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

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

Here is what I have found

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

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

Can anyone give me any direction?


Answer:Netgear 824 router works wireless does not work wired

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

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

Computers inside the LAN should have Local IPs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm using a Windows 7 64bit PC

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

Answer:Wireless works fine but wired connection is slow

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

Hi Dustin,

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

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

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

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

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

change the settings.

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

plug on the first router?

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

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

then restore these settings to the new router.

Let me know how you are getting on,

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

outside logging in!!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a desktop (DT) plus a 2 laptop home network.  Only the DT is hard wired.But I have to hardwire the Lenov R60 to make everything work.  If  I  WiFi  the R60, itwill communicate outbound and even print through the DT. However  with the R60 nothardwired,  the other laptop and the DT will not "see" the R60.  All  are XP Pro andare using "small home or office network )  profile with the AVG Firewall.   The other laptop,a Toshiba,  works OK.   I can get on the net with the R60 un-cabled.   Disabling the firewallhas no effect to the problem described above.

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I just bought a new PC (call it Vista) and need to transfer my files to it from my old PC (call it XP) ive got a fairly old linksys BEFSR41 router linking them together my internet is provided to only my Vista computer via a wireless router connecting to USB
my problem is ive got my computers connected to my router, file sharing/public folder sharing/network discovery is all enabled on my Vista computer and the network is set to private and they are both in the same "workgroup" my 2 root HDD's are shared on my XP machine. all passwords and protections have been turned off on my XP machine. yet my Vista computer cannot even see my XP machine let alone transfer any files and vice versa I doubt its my Vista machine because networking with my XP machine has always been frustrating but this time I just cant seem to figure it out

thanks in advance to anyone who can solve the problem!

Answer:XP -> Vista File Sharing using wired linksys router

couple things that can cause this:

1.) you need to update your XP machine to SP2 and the 90 or so updates afterwards, for some reason I was never able to get vista to see any machine not running xp SP2.

2:) Firewalls, new PC's usually come with either norton internet security or mcafee trial versions installed (or full versions if ou bought it) you actually need to configure the norton firewall to allow file transfer traffic through. not sure about mcaffe never had any pc's to network that had it on. also do the same for your XP machine if you have any firewalls on that.

3.) make sure to take the password off of your vista machine under networking window.

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OK, here's the setup (all XP boxes :/....):

Host PC (currently Shuttle with 2.8GHz P4) connected to la Intrweb with a USB ADSL modem at 512kbps with ICS. This PC has integrated 10/100 ethernet NIC, PLUS a PCI HomePNA 10Mb NIC. Then there's a wireless G router/acces point (connected to the ethernet NIC, more of which in a tick)

Various other puters in house:

Desktop connected with HomePNA NIC

Laptop connected with HomePNA PC Card NIC

couple more lappies with b and g wireliss NICs.

OK, so we a had USR wireless router and access point which i was using to share the internet connection via ICS on the host rig. Had the DHCP server in the USR box turned off and was connected to the host rig on one of the four LAN ports and everthing groovy - internet and resources shared.

had to reinstall host box and could no longer get the USR to do anything - managed to kill it pressing reset button the wrong way apparently, what a piece of crap. Anyhoo...have new router (not USR but same functionality) and still no go.

So here's a little info (and this is the same as the setup that used to work so go figure) - the HomePNA card on the host box is selected as the adapter for internet sharing (IP Access point set to, DHCP off, connected to host rig via ethernet and.....jack shit, no internet or resources of anything on the wireless clients (they have no trouble seeing or connecting to the AP, but just can't see anything when they are connecte... Read more

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I've been having this problem ever always says no internet connection without the LAN cable but then when I restart it, it works but after awhile a red X will appear, my wifi would say "identifying" or it will be the only wifi detected but won't work...please help

Answer:My wifi doesn't work when it's wireless,only wired

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

Any ideas? Thanks.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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

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

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Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

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