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Question: turn wired into wireless

i have eircom broadband. its connected to my dlink router which i use for the laptop in my house.the dlink is connected to my desktop and everytime i disconnect the dlink from the desktop the internet turns off. i want to be able to run both my desktop and laptop off one wireless network on my dlink.

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Answer: turn wired into wireless

Please describe your network including the brand and model of all devices and how they interconnect.

And then please describe your problem or question.

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?
 

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

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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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http://superuser.com/questions/3900...ireless-connection-how-is-information-transfe

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:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-order-of-network-protocol-bindings

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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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?

cheers,
Mark.
 

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

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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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network sequence.

Verizon DSL Modem bridged to Cisco wrt57g router (which handles the wireless) and then a 8 port switch which all but the laptop is plugged into. wired machines can see and interact with laptop, laptop can see wired machines but can not log in to any across network. (network not found)

the wireless shows the name of the network, wired does not.

also, is there just anyway to reset network settings to start fresh? I don't even want to get into this homegroup thing (which I seem to have 4 of and they all have the same name, what ever happened to workgroups you could name?)

Answer:wireless won't see wired. wired sees wireless

Welcome to the forum Avix.

To get out of those Homegroups just leave them all by following this guide. Homegroup network only works with Windows 7 machines.
Homegroup - Leave

If you have other Op systems in your network you have to use either the Work or Public file sharing options. If you need to reset you can either use ipconfig commands or just reset the router and modem then follow the set up procedure for your router.
ipconfig - Windows Command Line Utility

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

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I have a T500  (Intel WiFi 5100), and 2 computers on an existing wired LAN network (LinkSys cable modem, and ethernet LinkSys router).  I would like to connect this laptop wirelessly. After some reading, it seems the easier solution is to get a combo-wireless&wired router, like the LinkSys WRTU54G.  Has anyone had success with this unit, or any other wired+wireless combination? My cable b/w is less than 10Mbps, so even wireless b alone should be as fast as I can use.  I'm looking for whatever is functional and least expensive   

Answer:Wireless Access Point / Wireless&Wired Router - for ThinkPad T500

I have one and it works fine with various, up to 4, Thinkpads connected wirelessly, one connected wired, plus a wireless print server and Tivo on the network. 

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

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

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

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

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

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I've 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.
Thanks.
 

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:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,

My laptop can't connect to my router, everyone else can but mine just wont connect. It has connected to the internet through the router a couple of times but it will only last for a minute or so and then the connection would be lost.

I have a windows XP laptop, my router is a Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9, and is connected to a modem.

My wireless card detects the connection but it just can't connect to it. When I tried to set up the router using the provided installation CD, it detected said that the modem wasn't being detected.

I appreciate any help I can get on this!
 

Answer:Laptop can't connect to wireless router (hard-wired or wireless neither)

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

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

Hi -

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

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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

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

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

The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q...r=lang_en&newwindow=1&sa=N&tab=ff&oi=froogler
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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I generally don't have a need to network computers together. In fact if I do network in my home it will be for only one purpose and would prefer to have the network down 99.99% of the time.

I can run the lines needed to connect these two computers but wireless would be easier to get going.

I am just wondering if wireless is secure enough.

If I do connect two computers together I would want to set it up so I have a link on the desktop's where I can connect the network and disconnect it even if it requires me to hire out custom coding.

I guess what I am saying is would want the computers connected about once a week for a few minutes and then break the connection as easy as possible but also securely.

Answer:Wired vs Wireless network, is wireless safe.

I'm not sure about the others, but i have tried this and its safe.

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what is the best way to network up a house with 2 wireless desktops and 1 wired desktop and 1 wireless laptop
need help fast

thanks laura
 

Answer:2 wireless desktops and 1 wired desktop and 1 wireless

linksys 54g wireless router, which can be used for the wired machine also.
 

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I found this site because this thread showed up in google search http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1080084-network-bridge-wifi-ethernet-win7.html . This is what I'm having problem with.

So here is my situation. I got a ubee router down stairs. I'm in the attic on my gaming/workstation/media server. I have all the cables and equipment to run GigE but this house was built over a 100 years ago and running much cable wont be easy.My signal in the attic isnt great but its fair *according to windows. I used the ethernet port on my motherboard upstairs and my netgear GigE hub to make a small lan for my extra gaming computer and file server. Now when I did a bridge i thought the DHCP on the router would find and give ip's to the stuff upstairs "behind the bridge" but it didnt and manual forwarding was hit and miss. So I tried ICS but that didnt work either. Then I realized I had to change the router to hand out 192.168.1 address instead of 192.168.0 but when I retried thebridge that didnt work but the ICS did. The DNS was really slow for the computers behind the ics host. My main problems is I'm notliking the ICS firewall. Stuff "in front of the host" cant see services behind it and vice versa.

For example my server behind the ICS host (gettings its IP from the win7 host) is running a bf1942 dedicated server. Every thing upstairs thats on ICS including the host can see it and connect. But nothing downstairs regardless of the OS. Now if I... Read more

Answer:Win7 wireless bridge between wired and wireless

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ok here is what i have.
main desk top is and has this
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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

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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
Next
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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Hi All,
 
I am using Windows 8.1 and had to refresh my computer as I was experiencing some problems. Everything seemed to be normal so I started slowly installing the programs I had before. Now a few days after, I find that my wireless device is Off and Flight Mode is On. I have been in settings but the relevant switches are disabled.
Can anybody tell me how to fix this please ? I really don't know how it happened. Can it be that my laptop is still infected ?
 
Thanks,
Robert

Answer:Turn Off Flight Mode & Turn On Wireless Devices

Is there a physical switch on your laptop for wireless? Often on the edges of your laptop... easy to miss.

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I have three PCs that connect to my home network wireless and two others that connect wired through a hub. Periodically one of the wireless PCs will see the other wireless devices but not the wired ones. This morning I installed some Win 7 updates and after the restart my laptop can't see the wired devices. My wife's Win 7 laptop sees everything. So the problem is intermittent. I have fiddled with Advanced Settings in Network Sharing, such as turning Network Discovery off and back on again. I can't seem to find the silver bullet that will cure this problem when it occurs. Any help would be appreciated.

The hub is cabled off of my wireless router. The two PCs that are cabled to the hub are a laptop running XP and a Windows Home Server. I have one share on the WHS mapped and can access all files there. I can also map another share if I type in the server name, but can't browse for it.

Answer:Wireless laptop can see other wireless PCs but not wired ones

Hi tukatz,

What happens if you manually try and browse to the wired machines in explorer? For instance by typing \\<IP address>\<shared folder> into the address bar in Explorer?

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Still trying to get this network working right again. Everything, wired or wireless can see each other and connect to each other EXCEPT a Dell Mini 10 (w/ Windows 7 Starter). Now the Mini can see any other wireless laptop, but can't see or connect to a wired computer.

I can get the IP address on the mini and ping it from any wired computer and get a timeout. If you ping it with the computer name, it gives path not found error.

Running Windows Firewall and MSE AV. Checked all the advanced setting, tried all the IPV6 fixes, double checked all the sharing settings. VTW, the other wireless laptop (Vista Prem) can see the wired computers.

Anyone know why it would see anotehr wireless computer, but not the wired ones? I keep thinking something in Windows 7 Starter is the culprit, but that is what came on it.

Answer:Wireless sees Wireless, does not see Wired

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dnelms


Still trying to get this network working right again. Everything, wired or wireless can see each other and connect to each other EXCEPT a Dell Mini 10 (w/ Windows 7 Starter). Now the Mini can see any other wireless laptop, but can't see or connect to a wired computer.

I can get the IP address on the mini and ping it from any wired computer and get a timeout. If you ping it with the computer name, it gives path not found error.

Running Windows Firewall and MSE AV. Checked all the advanced setting, tried all the IPV6 fixes, double checked all the sharing settings. VTW, the other wireless laptop (Vista Prem) can see the wired computers.

Anyone know why it would see anotehr wireless computer, but not the wired ones? I keep thinking something in Windows 7 Starter is the culprit, but that is what came on it.


Are the IP's assigned from the router? Not static IP?
Are you using homegroup?

Ken J

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I have a x201 cto using 64bits Win 7. The wireless adapter is intel advanced-N 6200. However, I found my wireless always turn off suddenly and I can not turn it on anymore (even using Fn+F5) until reboot. Does anyone have same experience? Please tell me what's the problem. Many thanks













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Answer:x201 wireless always suddenly turn off and can not turn on again.

Yes, i have the same issue. Though it suffices if you deactivate and activate your WLAN adapter @ networkcenter, you don't need to reboot. This happened to me a couple of times as well.





I disabled Multi-Core in BIOS so i don't have regular lags.I always keep energy saving settings to "Maximum Performance" so i don't have regular contrast issues.I deinstalled ThinkAdvantage Access Connections so i don't have random WLAN Adapter "power offs".

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Question: Wired to wireless

I have an Ethernet hub. Is it possible to plug into it a simple wireless/wifi device that, in effect, just translates the wired signal into a wireless signal? I want my laptop to talk to the network, but wiring it into the hub is impracticable.

Answer:Wired to wireless

How do you connect to the internet and do you want the laptop to connect to the internet through the wireless link?

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Question: Wired and Wireless

TerryNet said:

Connect the modem to router via ethernet, connect PC to router via ethernet (that thing does have one ethernet LAN port, doesn't it?), troubleshoot your wireless problem.

Better yet, buy a wireless 54Mbps router with 4 port switch to replace the Actiontec. As an example of the deals that can be found, Friday I ordered a refurbished Netgear from CompUSA online for $15 plus shipping.Click to expand...

Hi,

I have the set up you recommend. I can access the internet ok, but can't get machines to see each other. Any suggestions please. Thanks. (I've already posted a query at http://forums.techguy.org/networking/461470-wireless-adsl-router-xp-home.html)
 

Answer:Wired and Wireless

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

In your case, since you already have a thread going, please don't post to another thread, continue in the original thread.
 

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I was just curious if anyone was aware of any type of adaptors you could pop into a network card and a hub to make that connection wireless? Does that make sense? Ya know, plug a little receiver into the card that includes a little antenna or something and communicates with something you've plugged into one of the ports on the hub?

Wishful thinking probably!
 

Answer:wired --> wireless?

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Question: wired vs. wireless

I have two computers, one is running Xp home and the other is running Vista home premium. I thinking about setting up a home network. My main objective is to get the Xp machine hooked up to the inter-net for the kids. I am new to the network hook up stuff. I just added a pci network card to the Xp machine with out to much difficulty. Now my next step is to get it on the internet. If a home network is the way to go then I am all for that. If not what way is best. Next big question is do I use a wired or wireless router. Which is more secure? Is speed effected using either a wired or wireless router? My main goal here is to have the fastest speed possible and with the best security protection available. So is wired better, faster or is wireless. Right now I do not have any hardware that is wireless, so I really dint need a wireless setup. Although the wife will be finishing up her bachelors degree on-line, but she will have to make a once a month visit to the campus for a face to face meeting and they require a laptop with certain specs. and that has wireless capability. But this is not in the near future, about a year away for that. Would it be better to go wireless now or wait for some new and faster wireless technology. Thanks for all the help.

Answer:wired vs. wireless

Just a question before trying to answer: Which type of Internet connection do you have? (speed)

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My xbox 360 has a wired connection to my router and my PC is connected wirelessly.My 360 cannot find my PC to allow me to listen to my music while I play a game.I have a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and a cable connection.Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know how I can fix it and allow my 360 to find my PC?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-350 Processor, AMD64 Family 20 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2666 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290873 MB, Free - 234886 MB; D: Total - 14066 MB, Free - 1713 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 89 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3577
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Hi,
I came here after spending a long time of trying to figure out my problem. The problem is, my router will send a signal strong enough to my room because of the thick walls. I have a wire in my room that I connect to my computer for internet. I also have my xbox and other internet enabled devices that I would like to use. Is there some way I could buy a router for my room that gets the internet from a wire? Could I use my computer as a router? Please help.
 

Answer:Help with Wireless and Wired

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Question: Wired vs Wireless

Alright guys I have a rather short question. What would you guys recommend ? A wired network or wireless network. I?m going to be moving soon into a new house that is about 1800sqft and need to get a decent network going. I currently have a 200MBs plan currently and mostly use the Internet for 4K streaming and online gaming (PC & Xbox One) ?

If wireless what router would you recommend under $120

Thanks in advance for any advice
 

Answer:Wired vs Wireless

A wired network is always better
 

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Question: Wired to Wireless

I have a CAT5 connection between a pair of switchs that I want to replace with a wireless link. The distance is less than 100 ft but is between floors, thus the need for wireless.
Most of the devices I have seen are have a net portal and PC receivers as either PCMCIA cards or PCI slot cards.
What I am looking for a a pair of transmit/ receive units which will be transparent to the rest of the network.

Any ideas
 

Answer:Wired to Wireless

You need something like the SMC or D-Link WAP. Here's the model that I recently ordered for a client to solve the identical issue, I haven't received them yet.

D-Link AirPlus Enhanced DWL-800AP+ $68.00/ea
 

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I am running a home network with two pc's linked via a wired router, could anyone let me know if i could also run a wireless link off of the router?

Configuration at the moment is - cable modem>router>pcx2.
 

Answer:Wired too Wireless?

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I having problems connecting my sharing my internet connection from my wired desktop to wireless Tablet PC (Avaretec) using Wtr454G linksys router. How can I accomplish this? Using WPA PSK AES.I'm able to get to the internet from both (separately) but can't seem to do ICS

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Question: wired to wireless

Hi allI hope someone can help me with my problem,i have very little pc experience, and help would be most appreciated.I have just joined sky broadband, and they will be sending me a wireless router, i am currently on a wired connection and my pc (emachine3220) is not wireless enabled. What will i need to make my pc wireless enabled? is it even possible?Thank you

Answer:wired to wireless

See that your computer is a desktop there is no advantage to go wireless unless you want to move the unit to difference room or you have a laptop that you want to use around the houseThere is also disadvantage in the transfer of data via hard wire computer will transfer data at 100Mbps wireless will transfer at 54MbpsIf you need to access the router to change the setting it is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cable to the Router via a Ethernet RJ45 cable for router setup.My personal view leave the desktop hard wired and only go wireless if there is a laptop or a other desktop in house that need to access your local network to share files, printer, and the internet. Note: - Wireless is just a way to remove the running of Ethernet cable allover the house or building. Personal I would always go with a wired system There is also security question with going wireless, as your system data can be access thought the wireless system If you are not going to use the wireless system for now disable it in the router until required Check this site will help you to understand how to set up a home wireless systemclick here

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Question: Wired vs. Wireless

I've been using a Netgear router for about a year with no problems. Recently I moved into an apartment which will be shared with my soon 2b wife. Anyway, she uses a laptop and thus needs to use her wireless router. I hooked up the wireless router, but performance is about half of what it is without a router installed on my desktop. The wireless router is a Netgear 54 Mbps Wireless Router. I had been downloading at about 300 kb/s, but that is cut in half with this one. I am assuming it is the 54MBps vs the 100Mbps of my previous wired router. Is there anyway to get more speed for my wired desktop from this router or will I need to purchase another one?

Can I hook my wired router to the incoming cable and my computer and then hook the wireless router to the wired router and have that work?
 

Answer:Wired vs. Wireless

Although the wireless router is in fact slower it shouldn't cause your net to slow down since the net connection itself is slower then 54Mbps anyways.

Although if you want you can do as you suggested below. Plug the wired router into the modem, set it up as you did before. Then simply connect the wireless router to the wired router as though the wired router was the modem. Once that is done the only setting you should really change is to disable DHCP on the wireless router. That way the wired router will handle all the IP's. If you don't disable DHCP on the wireless router what happens is the wireless router recieves an IP and then your wife recieves another IP from there. Rather then just being assigned on directly. SO it should work either way, it's just better if you assign all the IP's from one spot.
 

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Question: Wired-Wireless?

One of my flock asks the following [and I really don't know why- as you will see]She has a normal desktop PC connected to Broad BandShe also has a lappieshe can connect the 2 via a serial cable- she saidNow she asks can she access the BB connection on the lappie via the serial connection?It seems like 'wired wireless' Though I do not know why any one would want to.I am familiar with wireless and routers etc.but it seems she wants to talk to her main PC and access her BB connection.Is it feasible?Would extra software be required?

Answer:Wired-Wireless?

The old serial link connection is too slow for internet access and not even sure if it can be put into a network bridge.

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Have a small home based business. I am presently running cable modem with LINKSYS ROUTER and also HUB to run 5 computers. I have a laptop I would like to put on the network and hoping I can purchase a wireless ROUTER and use it just for the laptop. Can I plug wireless cable into the wired router and run it like that. No need to make all the comptuers wireless, just need to add wireless to the laptop only....how do I do it?
 

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Question: wired vs wireless

My home network uses both Win XP Pro and Home. I use a wireless connection on all computers for the internet. No problems there. I would like to use a wired connection for file sharing, printer sharing and some network gaming. The problem I have is this. As soon as I plug in any computer to the wired router (which does not have an internet connection) that computer starts to look for the internet on the wired connection instead of the wireless, even when already connected and downloading something wirelessly. It will only return to looking for anything on the wireless when the wired connection is lost. How can I fix this? How do I tell windows to look for the internet and mail on the wireless and everything else on the wired? Can it be done?
 

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Question: Wired or Wireless

I am currently doing a research assignment for university, the chosen topic is the option of Wired and Wireless connection for use of the internet.

If you can enter your choice I would be gratefull.

Thanks!

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I have both in my home.I use the wired for my desktop, the wireless for things like Netflix and the times I have my laptop home from work. I still don't like the idea of my surfing the internet just floating around in the air..

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Question: Wired to Wireless

I have a wired desktop system which I?d like to make wireless. I purchased a ?Sitecom Wireless USB Micro Adapter 300N? and I have a choice of a ?Netgear Rangemax or DSL G624T? wireless router. What else do I need and how do I go about setting things up?Abel

Answer:Wired to Wireless

Assuming you have a modem plugged direct to pc via USB?1. take telephone cable from from and plug to new router.2. Router should come with ethernet cable, connect router to ethernet port on PC. 3. Run the CD that comes with the router. This will ask you to input user name and password for your ISP. Now you should have a connection to the internet via the ethernet cable.4. It will then take you through setting up the wireless network, It will ask for or show you a name of the network (ssid) and ask for or show a wireless passphrase (security key) (make sure you select WPA-PSK2 encryption rather than WEP its much stronger.)What ever pass phrase you use, write it down in case you forget it.5. Run the software for the Wireless adaptor and input the ssid (name of your network) and the passphrase.Once done you should then be able to disconnect the ethernet cable and run from wireless only.

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Question: Wired to wireless

I started a thread on the main forum hereclick hereand was advised to come over here (and seek out mgmcc...)Basically: I have a wired hub on the end of a company-internal network. I want to connect my laptop to the hub wirelessly. How do I do that? Is a wireless router what I need?

Answer:Wired to wireless

You may want a wireless access point.

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I hope someone can help.I have just moved house and now have to connect wirelessly to the internet. i have a zoom X6 router which I am using via the LAN cable at the moment. I have installed my USB adaptor but I cant connect to the internet. I cant work out what to do with my router settings to make it connect wirelessly? Thanks in advance

Answer:from wired to wireless

Do you not have the manual? if not you can download a copy from click here

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Question: Wired OR Wireless?

We are going to develop a network within two buildings. Please help me which network should I apply. Please suggest which is best and also mention their security problems. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wired OR Wireless?

Wired network appears to be more secure than wireless. Wired network is also stable. Setting up an Ethernet is a good way. But need cables etc.
General Idea about Ethernet here:
click here

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Hi,

Just curious as to whether this can be done. Here goes:

I have a wired network with an SMB four port router and a Linksys WAP. I run W2k Advanced server with DHCP and the two computers on the network get their IP address from the wired network. I use the WAP for my wireless laptop.

However, I also have three other computers in another room that I would like to network, but have no wire access.

I can install a wireless PCI card in one of those computers and then possibly share that one connection with the other computers, maybe by putting a wired, second nic card in that first computer. Is there a way to multihome this setup? Can the wireless card get an IP via DHCP from the WAP and the wired NIC card can be used to create the rest of the wired network, giving each computer a static IP address?

In essence, I am trying to get a wired network to connect via a WAP and wireless NIC to create a wired network where none exists?

Does this make sense?

Thanks,

David
 

Answer:Can This Be Done--Wired and Wireless

I'd setup the wireless link with static IP addresses, I think you'll have better luck. The easiest way to do this is with something like the the DWL-900AP+ WAP, it will allow the two segments to be connected, and you can use a small switch/hub for the second segment. If you use a wireless NIC in the machine, you'd get into bridging to a wired NIC in the machine, etc., kinda' sloppy.
 

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Question: Wireless vs Wired

Setting up a DSL network in a new home. I'm unfamiliar with wireless networks but thought that wired might be better due to inherent problems anything wireless could have such as delay, interference ect. I'm starting to rethink the decision however. Are there any tradeoffs on wireless vs wired networks? Is wired better than wireless? Aside from aesthetics of course.

There will be two PC's sharing the DSL. Upstream is 1.5-3mbs and downstream is 384kbs-512kbs
 

Answer:Wireless vs Wired

If the two PCs are sitting next to each other and next to the modem, use wires.

Anything else kinda depends on your situation. Do you need to drill into walls/floors to run cables? Are you ok with wires just running along the floorboards? Do you have a large number of 2.4ghz phones in the same area as the router and computers?

Basically there is no magic answer.

There are security concerns with wireless that aren't as present in wired networks, and there is a speed difference between the two as well. So if you do file sharing between the systems that is something you'll need to consider as well.
 

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Question: wireless or wired

Can anyone offer me advice on the following.Currently I have a 20mb virgin media connection and a wireless router.What i would like to know is, if I connect my wireless router to my laptop using the wired ethernet ports on the back of the wireless router(in other words bypass the wireless side of things) will the speed of my connection be the same as if i was actually connected using wireless.Does the speed increase if I directly connect my laptop to the modem or is there no difference.By the way I/m using a belkin 54g wireless router if it helps.

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I have a Netgear wireless router, is it possible to network the two computers connected to it if one is through eathernet (running mac) and the other is connected through the wireless signal (a xp home edition with a netgear wireless usb adapter)
 

Answer:Wireless & Wired???

No problem, as far as networking is concerned, the only difference is wireless is slower.
 

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Question: Wired and Wireless

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop. It has EVDO broadband, Wireless ABG and wired Ethernet.
I have no problem connecting to the internet. Except for 1 application we are using that connects to a server via TCP. If I use the Wired Ethernet connection, no problem. If I connect using any wireless connection, it wont connect. Windows explorer works fine and I am able to ping the remote server via the command line. Does Vista block certain TCP ports for a wireless connection? How can I check a port in vista if it is open?
 

Answer:Wired and Wireless

Closing dupe to: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/569345-vista-tcp-ip-ports.html
 

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Question: Wired or Wireless

Well i have a decision to make. I can either upgrade my router..linksys WRT54gs..to something newer and faster or drill a hole through my wall and run an Ethernet cable directly to the second pc. Is there going to be a BIG difference with the direct cable to pc?....right now I can stream my movies ok but there is some stuttering...will the direct cable clear that up?...Thanks for the advice.
 

Answer:Wired or Wireless

cable > wireless
 

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Hello all,
I'm in need of a security system and i'm confused on which one to purchase, a wired system or a wireless system?/ I happened to read an article about the pros and cons of wired and wireless system http://www.fire-monitoring.com/benefits-wired-vs-wireless-security-cameras/. Which system have you used?? I need some suggestions on which one is the best.
 

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Question: Wired of Wireless?

I have to set up a network between two offices (soon to be three) on a farm. The question is do I go wireless or stick with wired?

The distance is 50m as the wire runs, or about 30m as the crow flies, but with no line of sight.

I have a telephone company coming out to lay a phone line where the wire would go, and they said they'd lay the network cable at the same time for me.

I was going to go wired, but asking about, it would be possible to set up a wireless link, even without line of sight, between the two using decent omni-directional antennas or, if that fails, directional antennas (pringles tubes ).

So, my question is do I go wireless, and what antenna-type kit would I need, or wired, in which case what grade of casing on the Cat.6 (may as well future proof) wouod I need to run along the outside of buildings?

Thanks all,

Drew
 

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Hi all,
This may be a stupid question but, I'll ask it anyway. I currently have four computers that I would like to network together. Two upstairs and two downstairs. The two downstairs are already networked together with a cat 5 cable. I would like to add the two upstairs to the group but there is no easy way to run the cables. Can I set up a wireless network upstairs and somehow have it connect to the downstairs network?
Thanks in advance
Don
 

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Question: Wired vs Wireless

I received a Westel 327w wireless modem when I subscribed to Verizon DSL. I am only using one PC and have no intention of adding another.
Why wireless?
Would I be better off performace wise and be more secure using a wired setup?

Answer:Wired vs Wireless

in short...yes.

As far as speed, you probably wouldn't notice a huge performance decrease, but wired is DEFINATELY safer unless you take the extra precautions that wireless networking requires.

edit: Now that I think about it, there probably won't be a performance decrease since DSL doesn't have too much bandwidth (256Kbps I think).

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A few network questions ....
1. Is it better to be hard wired then wireless?? I get 300mb wireless n @ 2.4ghz and 100mb wired.I'm cunfused!!!

2.What is the advantage of duel channel 5mhz and 2.4mhz?? I get only fair coverage @5hmz and excellent coverage at 2.4mhz. I tried all the various settings Fair is the best I get.Did I waste my money??

My tv is hard wired...Any advantage to wireless @ 5 Mhz even at Fair signal? I get 125mb with a fair signal.

Answer:wired or wireless??

I think the consensus is that hardwiring by CAT5 is the best for HD video such as blu-ray and AVCHD. If you don't want to string the wire, then you have to live with what you get.

Look at this for a discussion of the dual channel 5 Mhz-

New 802.11n Routers: The Best Wi-Fi Yet | PCWorld

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Question: Wireless to Wired

I have several Lenovo T440p laptops. All of which have Windows 7 which are on a domain. When docking, or just simply plugging in Ethernet cable, the wireless does not disable.  The laptops continue to pull from wireless. I've tried forcing the metrics manualy and I've created schedule tasks to identify system events from wireless to wired and reverse.  None of these seem to work.  

Answer:Wireless to Wired

Welcome, ampiazDo you want to identify some events or realize auto switching wired-wireless network connection and vise versa?

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Question: wired vs wireless

ok i know that right now wireless may be a little behind on wired mouses when it comes to gaming. but if you think about it(or atleast when i do ).. wireless mouses will become faster than wired mouses. for one they have less distance for the signal to travel and 2, wires have their limits because of friction right?

am i a total dumbazz or will wireless become faster than wired some day?

Answer:wired vs wireless

it's possible...
the MX-1000 is pretty damn fast

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Hello I just got a new ASUS recently and it is a wired desktop while my old one is wireless. I have an ethernet cable but it is too short to reach the router so I tried to plug it into the other computer because I remember doing it a long time ago. It does not work and says it is unidentified and won't transfer the internet how can I fix this?
 

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my friends computor is an acer and it crashed reset to factory settings works ok shes got a netgear wg843v3 router with aol internet can get it to work wired but not wireless its got the network on but will not connect the internet symbol at the bottom right as a yellow symbol on it what does that mean? ive spent around 20 hours on this problem and ive been onto netgears site trying to set the router can any one help as im at the end of my tether
 

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I have a laptop at work that is LAN wired to my companys ntwk. I just added a wireless AP and an adsl connection to utilize he laptops built in wireless LAN adapter.

I am running winXP home on this laptop.

At present I must disable the wired lan to use the wireless, as my browser connectons always seem to want to use the wired LAN. When I do this i can connect to the internet OK.

Is there a way I can configure this system to utilize the wired LAN for company intranet sites and the wireless lan for the internet sites automatically??

thanx.....d.
 

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Question: Wired to Wireless

Hello,I have been using a Netgear wired router on my desktop for a few years and it has been reliable.I recently bought my first laptop that is WIFI enabled. 1) Does that mean I can use it with a wireless router? I get my broadband access through BT but have never used anything wireless before.2)Am I able to just use a Netgear wireless router on my existing Broadband connection or do I need to upgrade to be wirelss enabled?Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Wired to Wireless

The answer to both questions is "Yes". It is a wireless router which provides the wireless connectivity, because it incorporates a "Wireless Access Point". The ADSL broadband service via the phone line doesn't change.

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This is my dilemna...

I've already got a wired network in my house. Cable connection.
I've got a Centos box acting as a firewall.
And a 5 port switch which I plug my XP box in to.

I've got 2 TiVo boxes. I ran Cat5 cable to my entertainment system for the 1st TiVo but realy don't feel like running it again to my other 2nd TiVo.

I purchased the wireless adapter from TiVo and also purchased a wirless router from the Egg. (Netgear Super G)

How can I keep my network wired but still have:
A. My 2nd TiVo receive a wireless signal for updates
and
B. A wireless signal so I can use my laptop anywhere in the house.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
visick
 

Answer:Wireless and Wired together? How...

Instead of a wireless router, you should've purchased a wireless access point...
 

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I've been using just a desktop PC, connected via USB to a Virgin Media cable modem. This has all been working just fine. Note: this PC is NOT wireless enabled.

Now I've bought a wireless laptop and got a Netgear router from Virgin. I ran the installation CD, plugged in the cables as directed and it all worked fine. Strong signal, fast conection, everything A-OK.

But I still need to connect my old PC to the internet. My current configuration is: Virgin cable line --> cable modem --> ethernet cable --> Netgear router. How do I connect my old PC now? USB from cable modem to PC? Or modem to router and then a second ethernet cable to the PC? Or something else entirely?

Help!
 

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Thanks in advance for reading my post and for any assistance you can provide.

In the process of upgrading my home network to optimize performance for new home entertainment gear . We have a two story home and my internet service is DSL from AT&T (6mb/s max down). Modem w/ built-in 802.11g is located in the master bedroom as we have only 2 phone jacks downstairs and neither are in ideal locations for anything except plugging in a phone.

So my first dilemma is whether to add a phone jack in the family room. This way I can move the modem there do wired ethernet connections to most of the equipment. Biggest challenge there is getting to the location in the attic where the line would need to be dropped inside the wall.

So I will be dealing with one of two scenarios -- 1) modem in master connected via wireless to family room equipment, or 2) modem in the family room with wired ethernet.

I have purchased two new Wireless-N routers in the last few weeks to see which best meets my needs or perhaps to use both together in a router & access point set up. One router is the TP Link TL-WR1043ND which offers gigabit ports AND a USB connection for connecting my external hard drive but this router is single band 2.4 Ghz only. The other router is the Linksys E2000 which offers selectable dual band (not simultaneous) and gigbit ports as well but this one has no USB connection.

Scenario #1 - Modem stays in the master with wired connection to TP Link router. Then the Linksys goes to ... Read more

Answer:Best wired/wireless set up for me?

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Question: wired and wireless

I have a desktop PC which is wired with a BT broadband modem. I also have a laptop which I would like to use but wireless.Can I have one wireless and one wired. If so, what do I need to buy to enable me to use the laptop wireless.

Answer:wired and wireless

A wireless router. Router is wired to the modem, desktop is wired to the router, laptop talks to router wirelessly.Alternatively you can get a wireless modem / router, sometimes misleadingly called a broadband router, so you have one box which replaces your existing modem.

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I currently have two computers on a home network sharing DSL via a wired linksys router. I just purchased a Linksys Wireless AP + Cable/DSL Router with 4-port switch. I only have two wireless pci adapters to utilize among 4 computers. Question is...How do I get them all on the same network. Is it possible to install the wireless network with the two cards I have and somehow extend the network using the hardwired router? Hope this isn't too confusing. I also would like to network two of the computers to one epson printer. Any suggestions or am I asking for too much? three of the computers will be fairly close to one another one will be in the basement. Equipment I have right now:

Lynksys wireless Ap Cable/DSL Router
Linksys 4-port wired router
Netgrear 4-port Ethernet Hub
2 PCI Lynksys PCI wireless adapters
Network Cable Cat-5
Crossover Cable

 

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Hi Experts,

My problem is that I can't get the internet through my wireless router, even though it says I'm connected and I can ping my isp- no browsing, msn, anything. I can however get wired access..I'm using that now.

Initially, since the problem exists on the 2 computers in my place, I thought it must be a broken router, so I ran out to pick up another- but the problem is the same.

I recall a few weeks ago that my AVG picked up vundo and I allowed AVG to delete it. I think the problems started about then. I can occasionally get wireless access, then after 10 - 30 mins it cuts me off. It has gotten worse since.

I ran the vundo tool I just found here and it didnt find the problem. I've also run a few different kinds of reputable spyware removal tools (not on the blacklist on these forums) and removed a bunch of cookies and thats it.

Here's my HJT log, I hope someone can help me out:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:17:14 PM, on 9/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
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Question: wireless and wired

hi, i have a laptop and i use it alot at home where i have both a wired and wireless connection, will my connection speed be faster if i use both together?
 

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Question: Wired or Wireless?

When using a keyboard what are the disadvantages of using a wireless keyboard that a wired doesn't have?

Answer:Wired or Wireless?

Battery time lol. I dont care if its wireless mouse, keyboard, or controler. The time will come when you need to do something, or your in the middle of something important and down go's your battery.

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I'm running Windows 7. I set up my PC to connect to the Internet via wired ethernet. My ISP is FIOS. Everything was perfect. I wanted to test my wireless connection so I activated my wireless connection to compare performance and ensure my hardware was working correctly. Everything worked. Now I want to switch back to wired Internet so I went into the Control Panel/Network and Internet and I'm lost as to how to drop the wireless connection and go back to my ethernet wired connection. Can someone advise me as to the step by step process to do this?
 

Answer:Need To Go From Wireless To Wired

Right click the Wireless Connection and click Disable. You can Enable it when you want to use wireless again.

If this is a laptop, usually there is a separate button above the function keys or on the front of the computer, or a combination of Fn and a function key (F2 for HP) with an antenna symbol marking it, that is a wireless on/off switch. Turn off the wireless. Just remember to turn it back on when needed.
 

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Question: wired and wireless

hi i have 4 pcs connected through a 4 way router which i all wired i would like to add another pc downstairs but connect wireless advice please thanks Chippy

Answer:wired and wireless

Wireless Network4 steps to set up your home wireless networkclick hereSet up a wireless networkclick here

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is it possible to have wired connection and wireless connection at same time. at present i have 3 computers running off 1 downstairs but we want to change 1 upstairs to wireless so my son can use his ps3 and laptop online. would appreciate any advice thanks

Answer:wired and wireless together?

What equipment do you have? Are you using a router or are you Internet Sharing from the main computer?

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Question: wired and wireless

hi at the moment i have a virgin modem and a wireless/wired N router giving me 10m speed i am moving up to 20m and getting a virgin super hub
is it better to set it up to suit wired and then connect to wireless i have 4 wired pc's and 3 wireless including a laptop which i use 3 usb dongles working on a home network any advice on setting this up thanks Chippy

Answer:wired and wireless

With the supplied superhub I don't think there is any setting up to do, just switch everything off connect up and then plug in the hub first leave to settle then turn on the PC's and the wireless will already be setup with encryption, the key for that will be on the bottom of the hub.

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Hi everyone.

My current home setup is as follows...

Cable modem to a Linksys router (non-wireless) to a laptop. Pretty complex, isn't it

I was wondering if it is possible to introduce a wireless router to my courrent setup? Essentially, I want to keep my non-wireless router active/in use, but I want to have the flexibility of going outside to my backyard with my laptop, using a wireless card.

Any suggestions or recommendations to the above would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

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Question: Wireless & Wired

I have a few computers that will work in both a wired and wireless environment. I plan on telling the users if they are connected with an Ethernet wire to turn off wireless.

But my question is what if wireless is available and you plug in a cable for wired. Which one will the computer use?

Thanks.

Jim
 

Answer:Wireless & Wired

Most computers will use the wired connection by default.
 

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Question: Wireless to Wired

Is there anything out there that will take a wireless signal, ie. Hotel Internet, and convert it to a wired connection? There reason being, is that I have an IP phone from my work and it requires a wired connection. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
 

Answer:Wireless to Wired

dave_borg98 said:



Is there anything out there that will take a wireless signal, ie. Hotel Internet, and convert it to a wired connection? There reason being, is that I have an IP phone from my work and it requires a wired connection. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,Click to expand...

You can get a wireless bridge to do this, problem being that they are kinda expensive, My company just became a reseller for a company that has one for about 60 bucks.

drop me a PM and ill get you a link to the product you want.

You could also use a laptop's wireless connection and then bridge it to the wired ethernet connection and use a cross over cable to go into the phone. < this is what i do for the exact situation that you are proposing.
 

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Question: Wired and Wireless

Hey Guys, small bit of help needed regarding networks. Basically at home I use a wired/wireless network for various purposes. Generally I have my laptop connected to the wireless, as does my girlfriend, and 2 desktops and an XBox connected via LAN. However, I often find that I have to plug in my Laptop to the LAN to transfer files for speed(my wireless card is only 802.11b). Unfortunately my router (a BT Home Hub) seems to suffer quite badly when there are more than 5 IP addresses being assigned, and just wont let me swap connections without restarting it. I was wondering if there is any way to set up my laptop so that it can connect to the network via both the WLAN and LAN without having to change IP addresses.

I've looked into the network bridging in windows, but dont really understand if this is what I need, and couldn't connect to the WLAN when I tried it. Is there any way to do any of this, or am I juist dreaming?confused

Thanks
Arkane
 

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I have a netgear wireless router connected to the modem in one room.In the other room i have 2x computers and 1x xbox360Is there a wireless access point that i can plug all the items into that will allow them to connect to the wireless in the other room?I don't want to have to get separate dongles for each piece of equipment and am a bit confused with all the access points out there.

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one of the computers is linux which i want to use as a server btw.

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I have an existing wired network with four computers behind a linksys hub which is behind a satellite modem that serves as a dchp server which I can not change. I have a son going to college in the fall and have purchased him a laptop with a wireless card installed. What is the cheapest way to have wireless access to my existing setup
 

Answer:Wired & wireless

How many ports is the hub?

Cheapest way would be to buy a wireless router and hook it up to the hub via a LAN port (instead of wan port) and configure the router to have all DHCP and settings like that on the router OFF.

The little more expensive but easier to set up way would be to buy a wireless acess point and hook it up to the hub.

The best way would be if the hub already has all the ports used then buy a switch (switches are better than hubs) with a few more ports than you currently have and swap it out with the hub. Then hook up either of the suggestions above.
 

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HiHow can I use wireless & wired on a laptop without causing an IP conflict problem. Do I have to disable one before using the other or is there an easier way, or some software / hardware. I'm looking for something really simple for a technophobe (not me).The question is asked as I think I've seen IP conflict problems on this forum resulting from plugging in ethernet while the same laptop is also connected by wireless.Thanks.

Answer:Wireless & wired together ?

Why would you want to connect both at the same time

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I have an existing wireless network. I need to connect a network printer. The network printer does not have wireless capability. The location the printer is to go does not have a network connection. What device do I need to plug the printer into that will connect it to the existing wireless network?
I have tried searching for extenders and repeaters but none of the results seem to offer what I need.
 

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So recently I moved my modem (DLS Gateway) from one room to another. In doing this I unplugged the Ethernet from one computer and plug it into a new one. There isn't a problem with the new computer being wired, but the one that used to be wired won't find my wireless at all. It won't even find other networks it just keeps saying that it's not plugged in to the Ethernet. My question is how do I get the computer so that it can find wireless networks.
 

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It would help to what the computer manufacturer and Model number is. Desk top or Laptop?
 

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My desktop computer has a comcast modem and a Netgear router. I have connected them both to each other and i wired the netgear router to my desktop computer. Since they are right next to each other, i thought that the signal would be automatically full bars. But it isnt. So i am trying to make it so my PC gets wired internet connection that goes though my modem, router and my computer so it can directly be connected through. Even though my desktop is wired to the router (which is connected to the modem) it shows that i have a connection bar, which means that i am connected to the internet wirelessly. I still need my router since i have two other laptops in the house. Right now the two laptops work fine but i want it so my two laptops get wireless internet while my desktop gets wired. Please Help!! Ask any questions if you arent sure of what im trying to say.
 

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hey,
I just got a DSL router for the computer, but my mom got me a USB wireless hub for my comp.. Im in my room now, with our wireless laptop and it runs fine. But Im not sure if the usb will be as fast as the laptops wireless card. So, should I keep wireless hub or get or use 50' of DSL cable????
 

Answer:wired or wireless

what speed wireless?? if it's even 11mbps it will handle ALL that your DSL will thow at it. There is no way that any residential DSL will max out even the SLOWEST wireless... unless of course its bluetooth.

QJ

P.S. 11Mbps is about 1.5megaBYTE's per second. That is T1 Speed.....
 

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I want to connect another computer to my cable internet.
Can anyone tell me what is better; wired or wireless. I believe the wired is suppose to be less costly & more "secure".
Would appreciate your help..thanks
 

Answer:Wired or Wireless?

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i'll assume verizon will hit me with data usage charges even if i do wireless lan file transfers??

if so, i'll assume that i have to do wired lan for transferring file between my 3 W7 workstations?

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Hello,

Data File transfers has nothing to do with the Data Usage, you're not on unlimited plan with Verizon?

You may do unlimited wireless/wired file transfers and won't affect your data usage plan with Verizon.

Streaming Music/videos, downloading/uploading files using wired/wireless internet connection will affect your data usage.

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I have a WinXP and a Win98 networked for internet sharing through a D-Link DI-604 wired router. I have cable internet. Both computers connect to the router via ethernet cables. What I was wondering is: 1. Can I add my WinMe Laptop via wireless card and another WinMe desktop computer via wireless?
2. Can anyone tell me the average range "as the crow flies" that you can be with a wireless connection? Thanks soooo much.
 

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You can certainly add wireless machines to the network, but you obviously need a wireless router. Since they're available cheaper than a WAP in most cases, I'd just replace the current router with the wireless model.

The range will vary widely, depending on the specific placement of the WAP and the clients, the specific hardware models, the actual construction of the building, etc. It's impossible to give numbers that would be more than a WAG.
 

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Hello Everyone. Here is what happened the guys came and set up my router everything works i have wireless, but if I want to plug in the Ethernet cable into my laptop the problem is I don't connect to the internet. I looked at guides on how to set up my wired internet but none of them worked. when I enter my router's default gateway into the address bar it takes me to the online config to the router which tells me that I have a static IP. I am really lost can someone help me? Thanks in advance. (windows xp)
 

Answer:From Wireless to Wired.

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Question: wireless or wired

i have wire modem

but im thinking about wireless
will it go faster??

well duh yes

i have 768kbps well actually 860kbps
my download is about 86kb somtimes 90 but 86 stable

will it be raelly faster?

Answer:wireless or wired

It all depends on what wired connection you are comparing with what wireless

the commonest Wired connections run at 100Mb/s whereas the commonest wireless networks 802.2g run at 54Mb/s wired connections range from 10Mb/s upto 1Gb/s whilst wireless runs from 11Mb/s to about 250Mb/s so there is some overlap in the ranges.

However any internet connection is based on maximum allowed by the ISP which in your case would be 860kbps which is way below the network speeds of either wired or wireless, so would not be effected by the switch.

Generally wired connections are faster that wireless but only really apply to local networks

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