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

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

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?


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I have a desktop wired into my LAN. We also have a router for our two laptops. I've shared files between two laptops on a wireless network, but I can't seem to get my desktop on there. I changed the workgroup name to WORKGROUP to match my laptops, but neither my laptop or desktop is appearing on my network places of the opposite computer.

Answer:Share files between wireless laptop and wired LAN desktop

Is the desktop set to "turn on network discovery"? Is there any firewall that is blocking it?

I do it flawlessly between the 5 computers and 3 laptops in this house.

Compare the network options on your desktop and your laptop.

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Hi All,
I need some help connecting my desktop and laptop for file sharing either Wired or Wirelessly.
Desktop - Win Xp
Laptop - Win Vista Ultimate 64-bit

My desktop is connected to my wireless router - Linksys WRT54g, which is in turn connected to my DSL router - Huawei SmartAX MT841.

I just got my laptop newly and i want to move some of my files on the desktop to the laptop. I need step-by-step instructions as to how to get this done either wired or wirelessly whichever you think is more effective.

Hope someone can give me a speedy solution!

Thanks a lot in advance,

Vasudev Masur.

Answer:How to share files? - Win Xp Desktop&Win Vista Ultimate 64-bit Laptop[Wired/Wireless]

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Hello *waves* Hoping for a bit of advice - I'll apologise now for being a networking novice here. I have a desktop & a laptop both running Win XP home. The desktop is wired to a Motorola SB4100 cable modem through my Origo BRB-4100 router and is connecting to the internet fine apart from the connection being dropped now and again.

I have the Linksys WAP wired into the router too but I can't do the setup through the web interface as it's software isn't detecting it. Yesterday I was able to look at it though. All I changed here was the default name from "linksys". I haven't changed anything else leaving it all at default for now. The laptop couldn't connect to the net at this point either. I've swapped round the ethernet cables to test them all and they are working. The laptop and the WAP can see eachother but all I have is the signal (which is excellent strength). It is not even connecting to the network though and has never been able to.

My ISP is Blueyonder/Telewest. The purpose of the network is to share the net connection.

Anyway what next ? I am being terribly dumb about this I'm sure. I have saved the "ipconfig /all" results from both machines to a txt doc (attached) if anyone wants to see them....

I've read a million threads on a million forums and am now confused !
Many thanks for anything you can give me.

EDIT : Perhaps someone could point in the direction of another recommended help source ? ... Read more

Answer:wired+wireless network: Linksys WAP/ Cable/Share

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New Gateway MX6442 Notebook w/wireless networking and, also, Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop w/external DSL broadband connection, laptop runs WinXP Pro, desktop runs Win XP Home. Can they share the internet connection or not? Can they share anti-virus software from Norton? I need some feedback, thanks.


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Hi! I looked through the tutorials and didn't see anything quite like this so I'm wondering what needs to be done to get this working.

I had C0X internet hooked to my modem, had the modem hooked to my wired router and the router distributing the internet to my desktop and two xboxs, and my laptop was just picking up free wireless internet (much faster than what i was paying for!).

So I canceled my C0X subscription and I'm wondering this: can I receive wireless internet for free on my laptop, then send this signal via ethernet cable to my router, and have the router distribute the signal to my desktop pc and my xboxs? i'll attach a picture of what i'm talking about if you need it.

the laptop is winxp sp3 and the desktop is win 7 x86 ultimate...

i ran the internet connection sharing wizard on the laptop on the wireless connection and went to use the usb drive to configure the windows 7 but it says 'netsetup.exe is not a valid win32 application'... so i'm not sure where to go from here... in the network map on 7 ultimate it lists the desktop, the switch, the gateway and the xboxes, but it says no internet...if there's already a link i missed or someone who's done this successfully, please let me know.. thank you!

Answer:Share a Wireless Connection to a Wired Router (XP to 7)

Are you saying you are using someone elses internet access so you cancelled yours? Do they know you are using it?

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My PC connects to the internet through a Netgear RangeMax access point. My roommate's computer, which is a few feet away from mine, gets poor signal and we are getting latency issues in WoW on her computer (while mine has none) and we both have the same wireless NICs (US Robotics). However, my signal is good and I have no issues in WoW.

Is there a way I can simultaneously connect to wireless and my Linksys wired router and connect her computer to the Linksys and share my internet connection through it somehow?


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I just recently bought a TPLINK TD W8950ND wireless N router. I have connected it to the internet and it works fine but the Ethernet speeds are reduced compared to my Netgear DG834GU. The wireless speeds on the wireless N router are indeed faster and the range is better, even though sometimes it loses wireless connection and doesn't connect until it is restarted.

To solve this problem I decided to try make the Netgear my primary router and connect the PC to that via Ethernet for its superior speeds, then connect that routers LAN to the tplinks wan port to share the internet connection wirelessly for its superior wireless capability. The problem is the internet connection is not being shared. I do no know much about networking but I set the routers to different static addresses within the subnet and turned off DCHP on the tplink router.

ANY help or different solutions would be welcome.

P.S. I find it odd that the TP link has slower Ethernet speeds being a newer modem router then the netgear, maybe its a configuration issue? because the line speed reads pretty high but the actual speed is no where near

Answer:Connecting two routers to share internet connection (wired to wireless)

I find it odd that the TP link has slower Ethernet speedsClick to expand...

My suspicion is a defective router.

When you daisy-chain routers the way you describe the Dhcp server of the second one must be enabled and almost always the routers need to be using different LAN subnets. Since you did not state any desire to protect the wireless devices from the ethernet connected ones I suggest putting everything on one LAN ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) 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, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you woul... Read more

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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 recently bought 2 Dell Inspiron E1705 notebook's around $2500 and I try connecting both to my upstairs ethernet cable hooked on cable but both still say unplugged. As of now, the cable is being used for my old desktop but now that I have upgraded to laptops I want then connnected via ethernet. I remember I had a similar problem with my desktop back in the day where the speed was too high(100 mbps i think) and somehow lowered it to 10 mbps and works perfect..I have no idea on how to do this with my laptops..the same connection in my basement works fine with my laptop's but not the one upstairs??

sorry for the not so detailed description but can someone help me asap!

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Hello TSG!
I am a new...ish user and love this site because it has helped me sooo much! The next problem on my list of technical issues is my network. I have a PC (connected with a wired connection) and a little asus netbook which I normally connect using wifi. However, I noticed a few weeks ago that it wont let me connect to my wireless router even though I know there is a good signal. I checked the connections, and recycled the power, but thats about all my knowledge on routers. So, here I am again asking for help. I dont use this netbook often, but I recently got an Iphone and would like to use the wireless features because they are free, rather than using my data.

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Hello everyone,

Hello everyone,

I've a compaq presario laptop, which won't connect to any wired internet connections, but it does connects through wi-fi. But my other laptop like (this one I'm using to write this) works perfectly fine with the same wired connection. It happened earlier too, but a friend of mine did something and it worked, but this time he says he can't do anything because it shows 0 received in the activity section under "local area connection status". It happened all after I gave my laptop to a shop for cleaning the fan. I'm not sure if he removed something out of it (is it possible coz, it looks like some software prob to me, one more reason I'm not doubting is coz it has happened before.

I see an exclamatory sign in the network icon.

I tried several thing like ip config, updating the network driver, formatting the laptop and installing the new windows7, but nothing works.

Answer:laptop won't connect to wired internet broadband connection


An exclamation mark in a yellow trinagle box usually indicates a problem with the device. This is painfully obvious to you at this time no doubt.

Updating the driver as you have mentioned is a potentially a fix, if that is the cause of the problem.

however there is another issue to be mindful of common with laptops.
The "Turn this device off to save power"

If the above isnt the cause, see if there is any information in the exclamation about the device problem, see if there is an error code etc... and google it.

There may also be an issue with the correct driver, I have encountered, on more than 1 occassion, a manual or even in device manager the incorrect deviice listed. The result i was trying to install the wrong driver for the device even tho everything looked appropriate.

You might want to try downloading "Everest" available from this site. This will tell you what devices you have installed. Then you can look for the correct driver, if indeed this the cause of your laptops issue ( prob available on the compaq website ).


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Dell Vostro laptop running XP with a Realtek network card connected to a peer to peer network (7 pcs) with a Netgear router providing internet . The laptop has 3 userids defined (one for the main user and two others that are used less than once a year). For some reason I can only enable the wired network connection from one of the IDs (and not the one for the main user). The other two show cable unplugged when try to enable the connection. (The one that does work shows cable unplugged momentarily on enable but then enables with a double click). Upgraded to latest Realtek driver but same result. Also if swap cable same result so it looks like a software issue. All 3 IDs work fine on wireless, but as location is some way from router wireless signal is low so this is not an ideal workaround. Any ideas?

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I have setup the belkin wireless G+ MIMO router and both computers (PC Compaq Presario SR5085AN and Laptop Compaq Presario 2100) and I have access to the internet from both computers, but try as I might I cannot get the two of them to talk to each other please help

Answer:Share files xp home laptop (wireless) to PC Vista (Wired) via Belkin router

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.

All compu... Read more

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I have an XP desktop with a printer connected ethernet to an external wireless cable modem/router.

I have an XP laptop connected wireless to that same wireless cable modem/router.

Both can access the Internet fine, but neither can see the other in any way, so I can't move files or print from the laptop to the printer connected to the desktop.

I can ping the desktop from the laptop, but I cannot ping the laptop from the desktop - the request times out. I cannot see the other computer from either though.

The Network Wizard on each only sees the network method it's connected to, ethernet and wireless - desktop and laptop respectively.

I'm sure there's something simple to get them seeing each other and sharing files and the printer, but I don't know what it is.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:how to get wireless laptop and wired desktop to see each other

See if any of this helps.

Hints and tips from Terrynet on the Networking Forum

Printer and File Sharing

The following will set up a Microsoft Workgroup for File and Printer Sharing assuming the PCs are already networked via router, ad-hoc wireless or Ethernet (directly or using switch or hub).

In Network and Dial-up Connections (Win 2k Pro) or Network Connections (XP) right click on your connection and select &#8216;Properties.&#8217; If not already there, install or add a check mark for &#8220;Client for Microsoft Networks, &#8220;File and Printer sharing &#8230;&#8221; and &#8220;Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).&#8221;

Right click on My Computer and on the Computer Name tab make sure you have a unique computer name and the workgroup name that you want to use for all computers. Change if necessary.

Restart the PC.

You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine.

If using the XP SP2 firewall: Control Panel &#8211; Windows Firewall &#8211; on the General tab it should be &#8220;On&#8221; and on the Exceptions tab &#8220;File and Printer Sharing&#8221; should be selected.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will b... Read more

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I have a desktop with an Asus M32N-SLI deluxe motherboard. It is hooked up directly to the internet, with other PC's running through it to connect to the internet. No problem there.

My question is this, the Asus baord has a Wi-Fi connection, is there a way that I can have my laptop connect to my desktop via this wireless connection. I tried just creating a bridge, but the desktop just keeps searching for wireless networks, when what I really want is to have it provide a network.

Any comments would be great.


Answer:Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop

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I have a desktop and a wireless laptop.Currently the desktop is connected to a usb cable modemby normal cables. Is it possible to keep the desktoplike this, but have the laptop working wirelessly off the modem at the same time. If so,how?ThanksChris

Answer:Wired desktop and wireless laptop

Yes, but you will need a wireless router of course. I have my desktop Comp. wired, but my grandson wanders all over with his laptop with no wires, works very well..

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ok, I have a desktop computer running windows xp pro sp2 and a laptop also running wxp sp2. I bought a linksys wireless-G router to share the internet connection and I also want to share files and a printer between the computers. The internet connection is fine, the problem i'm having is that none of the PC's see each other in the my netwrok places area.
I''ve ran the wireless wizard setup and added the ip adresses to the firewall settings and still nothing. What am I missing here guys?

Answer:I can't connect my wireless laptop to my wired desktop

nevermind guys, I found a way to work around this problem
if you are able to ping to each pc, then you can access each pc's resources using thier IP address. For some unknown reason the PC's show in the "my networks places" section but wont allow you to access the shared files, only if you acces them through their ip adress:

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Hi Y'all - I have a desktop computer running XP and nice reasonably fast Broadband on virgin media. I'm quite happy with the setup and don't want to go messing about with installing a wireless router in place of the Virgin Broadband Modem. I am getting a wifi Laptop for my wife and want to "Piggy-Back" it off my desktop. Someone told me I could get a "Dongle" that would sit in a USB port on my desktop and relay to the laptop via wifi.
Is this possible ? I can't find such an item.

Answer:Connect wireless laptop to wired desktop

jameswwa said:

Hi Y'all - I have a desktop computer running XP and nice reasonably fast Broadband on virgin media. I'm quite happy with the setup and don't want to go messing about with installing a wireless router in place of the Virgin Broadband Modem. I am getting a wifi Laptop for my wife and want to "Piggy-Back" it off my desktop. Someone told me I could get a "Dongle" that would sit in a USB port on my desktop and relay to the laptop via wifi.
Is this possible ? I can't find such an item.Click to expand...


The USB WiFi adaptor is the receiver side that would access a WiFi router or Access Point (AP).
You need the transmitter side so that wife's laptop can connect to it.

IMO, wrong approach.

what you have (apparently) is

VB Modem ===>Your Desktop
what you are attempting looks like

VB Modem ===>Your Desktop - - wifi - - laptop
1) this requires the ICS active on the desktop and
2) then put a wifi router(or AP) for the laptop to connect to.
If you're going to get another router then --

what you really want to do is

VB Modem ===>new wifi router ===wired ==>Your Desktop
+ - - - wifi connection to the laptop

This is NOT replacing the VB modem, but adding to it downstream so all the VB settings are left asis

This has the advantage of
allowing either system to be powered off and still ... Read more

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I've been at this for days, scoured much info and many threads, and tried many things; so I could go on and on for days about all I've found and tried.  I'll try to be concise, but I also want to be thorough.  Every other forum I?ve posted in has asked the same questions, so I?m just going to try to get it all out there right off the bat.  I apologize if I come off as curt.  I?m usually good for some laughs, but I?ve been at this for way too long and am feeling pretty deflated. GOAL:  Achieve connectivity between my desktop and my new T520 - be able to swap files without fumbling thumb drives or emailing myself. SYSTEM SPECS:   Desktopself built: AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHzMobo: Gibabyte GA-890GPA-UD3Hnetwork adapter:  Realtek RTL8168D/8111Drunning Windows 7 Professional   LaptopLenovo T520network adapter:  Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205running Windows 7 Home Premium   RouterBelking F5D8231-4  version 3000 SUMMARY OF EFFORTS THUS FAR:Firewalls:  Windows & router disabledAnti-virus:  (AVG) disabled, then uninstalledNetwork adaptor drivers: updatedRouter firmware: updatedRouter has been restored to factory settingsPower cycles performed multiple times at various pointsTried static ip addresses (presently set to dynamic) - shared ip addresses not the causeSharing options have been enabled both in general network settings and specific foldersPinging results in either "Request ti... Read more

Answer:Cannot connect desktop (wired) & laptop (wireless)

Here is a link of Microsofts way to setup networking. It's tells the steps and difference between the older workgroup and the newer homegroup which Win7 has and can use. Since both your PC's are Win7, Homegroup should be the way to go.

This link is how to create a homegroup.

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I "dock" my laptop by using it like a desktop PC - it's connected to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, and is connected to the router by a good old-fashioned network cable so that I get the best possible speed out of my internet connection.

I sometimes un-dock it to use it elsewhere in the house, or to take it with me to give presentations to clients, etc.

I therefore need both the wireless adapter and the wired LAN adapter enabled and ready to connect. I have placed the wired LAN adapter above the wireless adapter in the list, so that it tries to connect via the wire first, then wirelessly if it can't find a wire (i.e. when I've un-docked it).

"That seems simple enough!" I hear you say. And, yes, you would have thought so ...

... BUT ...

It ain't that simple, folks!

The laptop seems absolutely obsessed with establishing a wireless connection, even when a wired connection has been established. It willfully drops the wired connection perhaps 4 or 5 times per day, and establishes a wireless connection instead. I then have to manually disconnect the wireless connection and it then reverts to the wired connection. The wireless connection is crap because the laptop is in my home office in the garden, which is about 40m away from the router.

I imagined this could have been due to a fault in the wired connection, because I made it myself with a 50m (approx) run of Cat6 armoured and shielded external network cable, run through an access conduit,... Read more

Answer:Laptop keeps dropping wired connection in favour of wireless.

Quote: Originally Posted by XmisterIS

I "dock" my laptop by using it like a desktop PC - it's connected to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse, and is connected to the router by a good old-fashioned network cable so that I get the best possible speed out of my internet connection.

I sometimes un-dock it to use it elsewhere in the house, or to take it with me to give presentations to clients, etc.

I therefore need both the wireless adapter and the wired LAN adapter enabled and ready to connect. I have placed the wired LAN adapter above the wireless adapter in the list, so that it tries to connect via the wire first, then wirelessly if it can't find a wire (i.e. when I've un-docked it).

"That seems simple enough!" I hear you say. And, yes, you would have thought so ...

... BUT ...

It ain't that simple, folks!

The laptop seems absolutely obsessed with establishing a wireless connection, even when a wired connection has been established. It willfully drops the wired connection perhaps 4 or 5 times per day, and establishes a wireless connection instead. I then have to manually disconnect the wireless connection and it then reverts to the wired connection. The wireless connection is crap because the laptop is in my home office in the garden, which is about 40m away from the router.

I imagined this could have been due to a fault in the wired connection, because I made it myself with a 50m (approx) run of Cat6... Read more

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

Answer:Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop Networking Issue

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

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

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I'm trying to create a network where I can access the printer that is connected to the desktop from the laptop. Both computers have Windows 7, although the laptop has the Home edition. I've read various articles on how to use my wireless router that I use to access the internet from the laptop to create this network but I can't get to make them work.

I would appreciate any ideas and help getting this accomplished. Thanks

Answer:Trying to network a wired desktop, wireless laptop and printer


Both the systems should be in same class Ip, then install network printer into your laptop.

Rahman Khan
System Administrator

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Just woke up yesterday and desktop won't access the internet. It shows a normal connection but neither IE nor Firefox will display a page. ("Page cannot be displayed")

Someone on another site suggested trying "netsh winsock reset" which didn't seem to accomplish anything. What can I do to fix this or figure out my problem?

Answer:Desktop won't connect to internet (wired) but wireless laptop does

I should add that I have not had any problems with my laptop connecting wirelessly.

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Desktop XP Pro hardwired to Linksys WRT160Nv2 Router(N).
Linksys hardwired to nameless MOTOROLA At&t supplied DSL modem.
Compaq Presario M2000 Laptop wireless(G) to router.
Mixed mode on router setup so that laptop could communicate with it.
WEP security is the highest that allowed connection, I suspect because of the G level on laptop.

Desktop machine name: DESKTOP
Router Wireless Network(SSID): RouterNet
Laptop machine name: LAPTOP

Laptop is new to me. I have no info on the type wireless card in it.
RouterNet shows up on laptop as secured network.
I am able to reach internet on either machine without any problems.
Laptop prompts for ID, password and domain... I have no idea what to type in. The connection icon in the system tray states that it is validating identity... and never stops.

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>
ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-B9-F7-3F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless laptop communication to Wired Desktop

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i have desktop with internet connection via cable to
ADSL2+ Router
and 2 laptop with internet connection via wirless to
Wireless Access Point which is connected to the ADSL2+ Router

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how i share files between desktop and one of laptops
or between the two laptops
thanks for you all

Answer:Wireless Laptop ( WAP ) to Wired Desktop ( ADSL router ) LAN

i can see one of the laptops but when i click on it give me an error msg windows cannot find \\LaptopName
and viceversa on laptop i can see my desktop and when i click on it it give me the same error

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This is a likely a common thread. I did try reading trhough similar ones, to no avail.


Desktop running Windows 7; Printer connected via ethernet port from wireless router. Printer works fine from the dektop.

Laptop running Windows XP and connecting wirelessly. Printer driver is installed on the laptop.

The question is: How do I set the Laptop to "see" the printer, or at least to know where to send the "info" to be printed? I've looked a a number of things online and tried many ways to set it up, but none work ... so far.


Answer:Cannot Print from Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop Printer

You said that the printer is connected via ethernet to the router. This would imply that the printer is a network printer and not attached to any computer.

The setup for both computers should be the same. Network printers for home use come with (also downloadable) install software from the manufacturer that will search for the printer on the network and set it up. If that is not functioning, there are manual install instructions that generally involve going through Add a Printer > Local Printer Port (but uncheck the box re detecting the printer) and adding a device, usually a standard tcp/ip print server. The steps vary depending on the printer.

What brand/model is the printer?

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I have a wired desktop PC (HP dx2480) running XP SP3 connected to a LinkSys Wireless 4-port router, and a laptop (Lenovo X61) running XP SP3 connected wireless to the same home network (192.168.0.x). The LinkSys connects by cable to a DSL router for internet access. Both PC and laptop get DHCP IPs from the Linksys (which I have hard-coded - mapped MAC to IP). They are on the same Windows Workgroup "HOME". Both Desktop and Laptop have same Windows User Logins.

My desktop had a virus attack (trojan), which I removed and re-installed XP SP3 (from HP disks). Since then the PC seems to have "network sharing and discovery issues" on the network.

Read a lot of tech-blogs but can't seem to figure out the problem. I'll add some more details on problems, and things I have tried.

- The wired PC CAN ping the laptop, but laptop CANNOT ping PC.
- Both laptop and PC CAN access the internet.
- The laptop and PC COULD NOT see each other on Windows Workgroup, or see shares. This got resolved once I added IPX/SPX/NetBios Protocol on both the wired and wireless NICs on both PC/laptop respectively. NOTE: Before adding this protocol, I double-checked that File-Printer Sharing was enabled on both NICs, Windows Firewall had File-Print Sharing as exclusion. I tried everything including disabling firewall on both, disabling McAfee scanning on both, disabling Firewall on Linksys, but nothing worked.
- The laptop CAN see the NAS (Seagate GoFlexHome - connected by ca... Read more

Answer:Wireless Laptop cannot ping Wired Desktop on Home Network

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HP dv6000 Laptop 32-Bit Vista Operating System

To make a long story short, these laptops are known for their failing features. (Wireless, keyboard etc etc) That being said the Wireless looks to be failing. It would take it a lot longer to recognize the router in the next room and at certain points, would severely drop the internet speed.

So instead of spending money on getting it fixed, I'm thinking about just having it as a wired connection, usually sits on the desk anyways.

I know a decent enough about the whole Network Connection blah blah blah but I'm having trouble setting it up as a wired connection. From my own knowledge (can't be too much, hah) I've disconnected the wireless and restarted the laptop to see if it would recognize the ethernet cord. I've also tried to setup a wired connection but it would usually ask for a login+password. (which I don't think it would usually ask for if it's wired) So if you got any suggestions, that would be amazing. Gonna be parading these forums for more answers.


Answer:[SOLVED] Vista Laptop - Wireless Failing, looking to setup Wired Connection

Can't figure out exactly where you are in the process, but if both machines are now wired together, you should be able to use "My Network" to set the TCP/IP and be good to go.

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I had this thread going:

and was getting some good help but then I never heard from anyone again. Can someone help me resolve this problem?
I'm not sure how to link to the previous post so I hope the above like works.

Answer:can't share files wireless and wired

The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access. You also need those same accounts and passwords on the host computer.

For example if Computer 2 is trying to access Computer 1, Computer 1 needs to have the same user account and password on it that is being used on Computer 2.

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Hello, i have two computers with wireless cards, i can share files and everything but it takes long to transfer big files

i also have it connected through cable (directly, not through router or hub) (im usin a cross cable)

i want to have both computers share files throught the cable, but each computer to use its wireless card access the internet..

is there a way i can do that?..'

use the cable solely for sharing purposes?... and nothing else?.

and use my wireless cards for internet.. and nothing else?..


What happens if you simply connect the cable and configure the wired connection with an IP and subnet mask, but no Default Gateway or DNS addresses? The default routing should use the cable if present, and the wireless for connections other than the wired computer.

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Computer #1 - laptop with a belkin wireless G pcmcia card, running XP pro

Computer #2 - desktop with kingston NIC, running XP pro.

Router/DSL modem - Qwest 2700hg-d advanced networking DSL modem/router.

Problem: I cannot connect and share files from either computer.

From both computers I CAN:
go online,
ping the other comp,
ping addresses on the www,
see the other machine in the workgroup,

From both computers I CAN'T:
see the network shares in my network places
When I open view workgroup computers the other machine is there but when I click on the icon I get "\\ [comp] not accessible. You might not have oermission to use this network resource. contact......"
and under that is:
"Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

Any help on this probles is greatly appreciated in advance!!!


Answer:Can't file share between wireless and wired

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I can not get file share to work between my wired computers and my wireless computers. File share works perfect between the wired computers, and works awesome between the wireless computers, yet not between the wired and wireless.

I have searched many forums and several people have the same problem, yet no one seems to have an answer. I have spoke with LinkSys several times, yet each time no success in understanding the problem. I can only speak with support techs who have a language barrier and no seeming understanding of networks, just simply reading the que cards.

I have done the following:

1. made sure they are all on the same workgroup.
2. I can ping all the computers from each computer.
3. I have made sure that file share is on for each computer.
4. I have made sure that I am not using peer to peer, Ipconfig /all
5. Since all the computers are using WINXP home, the only option is to use the default "simple file sharing".
6. **note just added** I have no 3rd party firewalls. I use only the windows firewall. I have tried with it disabled and enabled.

I am seeking any help to make this happen.

Using a linksys wrt54g-tm router.

Answer:Wired & Wireless File Share

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Hi folksI currently have a USB broadband modem connected to my laptop for broadband.I'd like a set up where one additional laptop can access broadband also - EVEN IF THE FIRST LAPTOP IS NOT PRESENT/SWITCHED OFFIs there a set up where a wireless point plugs into the modem, then both laptops "connect" to the wireless point ?ThanksMatt

Answer:Wired > Wireless Broadband ?

Yes you will need to get an integrated Wireless modem/router like click here= and then a card for each notebook like click here=

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i have wanadoo broadband and a laptop running windows xp sp2. the laptop has an internal wireless 802.11g card (plus all other external connection points that are expected) and i use a belkin wireless router with internal modem. so far it looks like i know what i am talking about, good eh?now for the thick bit - can i set up my laptop so that i can use a wired connection when close to the phone point/router, and wireless when wandering around the house. if so, how ?thanks for your help

Answer:wired and wireless broadband - help

just link your lappy with router with a Cat5 cable, lappy will use whatever connection is available to itno special setup is needed.just enable Lan adaptor if it was disabled

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Hey everyone!

I'm afraid I need a bit of help with my router...

I live in a house with 3 other people, each with their wireless laptops, I myself have a desktop with a wireless card but it's painfully laggy in online games and such, it never used to be, but I've moved to a new room and the signal strength is pretty awful.

I was just wondering if it would be possible to have my PC wired to the router whilst everyone else is wireless? I'm guessing I could just trail an ethernet cable through the floor? I'm really not that familiar with WIFI and stuff so any help is greatly appreciated!

I'm running XP SP3 and our router is a BT Voyager Wireless 1200 or a similar number.

Thanks for any hlp you can give

Martin L.

Answer:Wireless & Wired Broadband

yes that will be fine, basically a router will allow wired and wireless connections at the same time and bind them into a single LAN, of course if everyone is using the internet this may not solve your problem as the actual amount of bandwith available is unchanged,

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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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Info: Single desktop with dedicated cable modem on NIC (winxp).
Linksys PCI wireless card
Wireless equipped laptop (winxp)

How do I configure so that the laptop can share the broadband?

Answer:help plz: want to config wireless PCI card to share desktop's broadband with laptop

You will have to setup Internet Connection Sharing. Try the linksys software that came with the cards.

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My son has a situation where a standard BT router has been used for some time connecting by an RJT cable to a laptop, this has worked fine for some two years. He is on BT broadband. He moved house last week and was advised by BT that BT broadband is also connected to the new home. He used the original setup and initially an internet connection was made OK. A wireless router was purchased and we find that we can connect wirelessly for a few minutes and the connection is lost. BT indicates that there may be a fault on the line that needs correcting. We are not completely convinced at this time as to the cause of the problem as it is intermittent and seemingly only displays when the wireless router is being used. It should be said that with moving house the time spent on the internet has been somewhat limited and therefore the search for the cause has only just started.My thinking is to connect both routers independently and connect them to two PC?s, boot them both up and make a connection to the internet and see if the connection is dropped on either/both. If the wireless one drops then it should be the wireless setup or the router itself, if both drop out then it should be the phone line. Does this logic make sense?Question Can I connect two router up via different phone sockets and expect them both to function OK?

Answer:Wireless & wired broadband on same line?

The short answer is no.I'm a little concerned by BT saying broadband is connected to the new house. Did your son arrange for it to be transferred?

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I am in the UK and I use broadband via a phone line and wired from the phone socket downstairs to pc upstairs on a plug in extension cable to a simple Sagem 800 e2t USB modem plugged into the pc .

Pc is a desktop running on xp home it has ethernet ports on the back and also a wireless screw connection with an ASUS antenna which I have never used.

My question is this; I which to change to wireless to avoid the wires going upstairs.
What equipment do I need ? I have read lots of website information but still cannot get my head around it.

I have looked at the Tp-link TL-WR841N Router which is available locally and within my price range, but it seems that I might need more than just this item.

PC internet mainly used for email and surfing and ocasionally watching online video.
I don't need the wireless to move about the house, just to get rid of the wiring from downstairs to upstairs.

Answer:Changing from wired broadband to wireless

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I'm on bt broadband and I emailed them days ago but haven't had a reply (unsurprisingly.) My question is: I have two computers sharing the broadband connection; one attached to abthomenetwork 1200 modem via USB and phone line and the second via PC adaptor, one end into a USB and other into extension phone line. (I believe this BT router/modem networking system is slightly unusual ) It all works fine. I want to connect my laptop to broadband, but obviously wirelessly. Can I do this? The modem has space for a wireless card and my laptop's up to date enough; I'd just like to know if that can work in addition to the system I have between the two PC's already set up? Many thanks

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I just setup a samba server on a linux box I have in another room. My laptop (Win 7 Home premium) is on wireless and can't access the share. In my living room I have a wireless router which sends internet wirelessly to my bedroom where my linux box is. That room has another wireless router which bridges the connection to ethernet. My mac (wired) in my living room can access the shares. And so can my linux partition on my wireless laptop. But Windows 7 just doesn't see it. It can see my wireless roku device connected to my TV though. All the devices mentioned are on the same subnet and I can ping the linux box from windows 7 and tracert shows only the linux box, no other devices so nothing should be interfering in between.

I'm lost on what to do. I've tried everything I can think of and can't find any information online that works or is applicable to this setup. Network discovery is on (remember it does see my roku). tried connecting by IP/hostname but doesn't work. I tried disabling the host firewall but didn't help.

The network devices Windows can see is Network (the network name), Stuff (itself), and Roku Stick.

I've attached a picture of my network layout.

Answer:Wireless win7 can't access wired linux samba share

ok, so I found a workaround I guess. I would still like to know why it won't show up in the "Network" drop down or any other way to connect. Anyway, so I used

net use x: \\$IP\$share folder /user:$IP\$username

If i can connect this way, why can't I connect any other way?

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I have a home network setup consisting of my mom's computer, my computer, and a server running win2k connected through a linksys befsr81. Recently I got a laptop that has built in wireless B, so I got a netgear wireless B access point which is similar, if not the same as:

OK. When I'm wirelessly connected with the laptop, and I try to view/access shared files on the server, it causes the server to "drop off" the network. It doesn't respond to pings from other PCs, or anything until i restart the computer..

any know what the cause of this would be? how could i fix it?

Also, if i plug a hardwire cat5 into the laptop, and access the server that way, it works fine. There's no 3rd party software or anything on the laptop, it's a fresh format/install of xpsp2

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my desktop has windows xp
and my laptop has windows vista
i have a crossover cable

i want to connect this 2 pcs so i can share files....(basically i want to copy my 80GB HDD contents to my laptop)

which pc do i setup as the main pc?? i haven't used vista that very unsure...

how do i configure each???

please some one help!

Answer:Ethernet wired connection using crossover cable

Start-->Run--> NetSetup

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I'm trying to get a wired connection with my laptop going, but no matter what I do it says cable unplugged, even though there is in fact a cable plugged in.

I have a WRT54GS Linksys Router and a Dell inspiron E1505 running win xp.


Answer:Wired connection not working, says cable is unplugged.

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I hope some of you experts can offer some help.

With more and more electrical devices having network connections these days how do people get around splitting the single broadband connection to many many devices?


My devices are as follows-

1, Main router (router 1) connected to Master socket (BT Phone line) NTE5 faceplate.
Router has 4 ports connected as follows:
port 1 - Main PC
port 2 -Second PC
port 3 - Freenas server
port 4 - Second router in next room.

2, Second router (router 2) which is connected to router 1 via port 4 has following connections.
port 1 - TV
port 2 - Xbox
port 3 - Sky box
port 4 - To router 1

This works fine except I now need to add further connections.

I want to add another 2x pc's which not only gives access to the internet but allows for LAN gaming between them.
Plus I want to add Wifi into the same area where the 2x new pc's will be.

I have an old Non wireless Netgear router DG834 I could possibly use plus I have a WiFi 4 port extender Netgear WN2000RPT.

I wonder if anyone can suggest how this could be done?

Any help greatfully received.

Answer:Distributing wired and wireless broadband around the house, how?

Quote: Originally Posted by TableLeg

I hope some of you experts can offer some help.

With more and more electrical devices having network connections these days how do people get around splitting the single broadband connection to many many devices?


My devices are as follows-

1, Main router (router 1) connected to Master socket (BT Phone line) NTE5 faceplate.
Router has 4 ports connected as follows:
port 1 - Main PC
port 2 -Second PC
port 3 - Freenas server
port 4 - Second router in next room.

2, Second router (router 2) which is connected to router 1 via port 4 has following connections.
port 1 - TV
port 2 - Xbox
port 3 - Sky box
port 4 - To router 1

This works fine except I now need to add further connections.

I want to add another 2x pc's which not only gives access to the internet but allows for LAN gaming between them.
Plus I want to add Wifi into the same area where the 2x new pc's will be.

I have an old Non wireless Netgear router DG834 I could possibly use plus I have a WiFi 4 port extender Netgear WN2000RPT.

I wonder if anyone can suggest how this could be done?

Any help greatfully received.

Ok, in my opinion unless you have a very good reason for running more than one router in a single network I would stick to using a single DHCP enabled router.

If you just need more Ethernet ports use a regular gigabit switch instead of using another router. This will greatly simplify the network set u... Read more

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

Answer:Slow broadband going wireless, but fine wired.

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

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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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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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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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Basically I have a wired connection with internet, plugged into my laptop.

I have tried the following programs to set up a virtual wifi connection so that my htc desire hd and iphone 3gs can connect to it and use the internet..

- Virtual Wifi Router
- Virtual Wifi manager
- Virtual Router plus
I can connect to the network fine on BOTH devices although no internet access is there...

firewall disabled, the local wired connection is appearing shared with the virtual wifi adapter...
please can somebody help find a solution?

Answer:cannot share internet (wired) from laptop with mobile devices

Quote: Originally Posted by Lanky0

Basically I have a wired connection with internet, plugged into my laptop.

I have tried the following programs to set up a virtual wifi connection so that my htc desire hd and iphone 3gs can connect to it and use the internet..

- Virtual Wifi Router
- Virtual Wifi manager
- Virtual Router plus

I can connect to the network fine on BOTH devices although no internet access is there...

firewall disabled, the local wired connection is appearing shared with the virtual wifi adapter...

please can somebody help find a solution?

As far as I know there is not much support for the configuration you are trying to set up although I would think the best chance is using the Virtual Router software or the directions in the link>

It may require using static IP's on the IPv4 properties interface but some experimenting may be required.

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the LAN icon in network connections disappears when network cable is unplugged and appears only when the cable is plugged. unable to run MAC id based software. Please help to resolve.Realtek ethernet controller driver - installed; Uncheked - Disable to save power option.

Answer:Wired LAN connection Icon - Disappears as the cable is unplu...

Hey there! @DK09, Thanks for stopping by the HP Support Forums!


I understand that LAN icon disappears when the ethernet cable is unplugged.


By default, wireless gets activated when the ethernet is unplugged and wireless icon shows up in the notification area instead of LAN icon.


However, you can try steps mentioned below.


Right click Task Bar > click Properties > Notification Area Tab > Check Network System Icon Box > Apply > OK and see if the issue can be resolved.



Please let me know the outcome.

Have a great day!

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We recently moved computers out of our home office and now have a cable modem and network printer in a location without a computer.

Do we have to have an ethernet switch connected to both the modem and printer?
Can we place a wireless router in another location in our home for wireless access?
Do we have to have a computer connected to the modem/printer router for our network to remain connected to the internet and printer?


Answer:Cable modem in wired/wireless network

The modem has to be connected to the router (don't use a switch). They can be as far apart as you want, but there still needs to be a physical network cable connecting the two.

A computer is not connected directly to the modem if you're using a router. The modem is connected to the router, and the computers connect through the router.

How to connect your printer depends on what type of connection the printer uses. Does it support networking directly? Or does it need to connect to a computer via USB and then shared to other computers? If it can't be connected directly to the network, then yes, it needs to be connected to a computer which remains on so other computers can access it.

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We just got cable internet and we wanted to network all the computers so everyone could use it. The only problem is we have two houses (one a home office). The internet in in the office with two computer, and we have three computer in the house. It's a direct line of sight, so after asking around, we figured wireless would be the best way to get the network to the other house. So I picked up a wireless router and a bridge and wired the office to split the internet, and so far everything works fine... sort of.
The wireless bridge in the house only has one plug on it, which is plugged directly into my computer now. Everything works this way. We have three computers here though, so I was going to plug a hub into the bridge, and then all the computers into that. Well I tried that last night, and it doesn't work. The computers don't get assigned IPs and can't connect to the network. What should I do?

Cable modem->wire->wireless router (D-Link 624)
wireless router (D-Link 624)->wire->2 office computers
wireless router (D-Link 624)->wireless->bridge (D-Link 810)
bridge (D-Link 810)->wire->house computer 1
bridge (D-Link 810)->hub (Gigafast EZ800-S)
hub (Gigafast EZ800-S)->wire->house computers
Doesn't work!

The router is setup to assign IPs (as per the instructions).


Answer:New cable wired/wireless network questions

The D-Link 810 is only a single device Bridge. Meaning it won't handle being connected to a hub/switch with multiple PC's connected...

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Hey guys,

I am going to be moving out of my current house and into my aunts house. I will be obtaining a server within the next few days that primarily is going to be used as a backup server... well, to be honest it's a computer that I'm turning into a server. Mainly it's going to be running 24 hours, we're going to have directories that only we can access [individual people with individual directories] for the security and storage, and I may even make it as an FTP server and such.

Now that I'm moving into my aunt's house, I'm researching the different ways I can accomodate this. She was suggesting wireless [she doesn't know anything about it, I know very little] because I wouldn't have to fish cable from one side of the house to the other. However all I know is that there is a microwave between the two ends of the cable, and I'm not sure what else would cause interfereance. I'm also a heavy gamer, and that's one thing I'm worried about is wireless not being up to par... what do you guys think? Should I fish the cable for the server and for the games, or is wireless up to speed?

Question #2) Fishing cable: Right now I'm leaning towards getting a company or someone to fish the cable from one side of the house to the other. How can I accomplish this, who can I call that would be able to do it? I don't know the first thing about who to call to take care of something like this.

Question... Read more

Answer:Wired vs Wireless? Fishing Cable? Hub or Switch?

I would suggest a wired network if you have the time. Fishing the wire is childs play. You can do it one of two ways. You could get a large fishing wieght and connect it to the cat5 and drop it down the wall. This is much easier with a friend to help. Also measure the distance form an perpendicular wall then find the top of that wall in the attic and measure the same distance from it to assure you are in the correct stud slot. Then drop the wire down and cut a hole in the wall for your junction box. Use a flash light to find it.

The other way is to get a electrician's fish tape and cut a hole in the wall and feed to up the wall to the attic. If you don't have one of these, I found a graphite poll for a tent works great too since it can bend and has sections. This method is a little harder if you have a floored in attic. Then just tape the cat5 to the poll/tape and pull it back through.

Wireless is an option, but if it is a house, and its going to be permannent I would go with the wired option. Its also alot of fun if you like manly projects like me.

Look at home depot for low voltage junction boxes for a pre existing wall and some face plates with keystone jacks. Most of the key stones jacks they sell do not require an impact tool and are color coded so the average joe can install them pretty easily.

Get a switch. The price comparison between SOHO switches hubs are so small now its dumb to even get a hub. The performance would only be ver... Read more

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There's a weird bug in my win7 x64 ultimate.

realtek gigabit ethernet port on my laptop.
It's set to automatically obtain ip address from router dhcp.

When I pull/insert the cat5 several times (while troubleshooting router, I have to switch between wired/wireless), eventually windows is no longer able to obtain an ip address from any router it is plugged into.

while the cat5 is plugged in, it has a spasm, cycling from plugged in to unplugged, to disabled, then it tries again repeatedly, never successfully obtaining an ip address from the router.

If I try to disable/enable the nic, it doesn't help. same spasm cycle.

The only way to fix the issue is to reboot the computer.

Is there a trick to preventing windows from spazzing out like this so I don't have to reboot the pc?

Answer:wired connection repeatedly disabled after insert/remove cable.

Try run in cmd:

netsh winsock reset
restart once it is finished

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Hi all,
This one's been driving me crazy since I switched to Win 7 Ultimate.

My system:
Asus H87-Pro mobo,
8GB Ram,
Intel i5-3330 Core i5 CPU,
Asus HD 5450 1GB Silent GDDR3 PCI-E HDCP VGA/DVI/HDMI Video Card,
Netgear DGN1000 Wireless-N Router with Built-in ADSL Modem, 4 ports
Standard garden-variety network card

I installed W7 from scratch on SSD.

System connects to internet, eventually. It can take up to 5 to 6 mins from boot-to-desktop until I can access a website. Ditto with email. During this time, the network tray icon has a yellow ! and the Network and Sharing Center shows a red X between the Network and Internet icons. Then suddenly both change to an OK state but there is still a delay of up to 1 minute before I can see a website.

My network setup is basic: PC > DGN1000 > Internet

I've been through whatever I can think of and my network properties appear ok.

Been in touch with my ISP and everything appears ok at their end.

Very grateful for any suggestions. Thanks!

Answer:Wired broadband connection problem - Win7 Ult - long time to connect


Try performing Clean Boot, see if it helps.

If not, boot on Safe Mode with Networking, see if you can replicate your issue.

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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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Hi all,

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium, wireless router (Di-524) and cable modem (Motorola). My cable modem was connected to the router's WAN port and port1 of the router was connected to the network adapter on my desktop.

Lately my Internet connection speed became really slow, so I thought I'd change my setup and connect the cable modem to the desktop through USB port and keep the wired connection to the router for Homegroup and file and printer sharing.

Here is my problem: when I connect the cable modem to the USB port I get an error message that I have two conflicting connections and as a result I don't have any Internet access at all. When I unplug the network cable that connects my desktop and router, the USB connection is immediately recognized, so I have Internet access but no Homegroup and printer access (my printer is connected to the router).

Is there a way in Windows 7 to setup the wireless router as a router only (no Internet)? Other words, I am trying to achieve the following setup: use cable modem through USB port for Internet access and use wireless router only for homegroup and printer/file sharing?

Answer:Wired cable modem and wireless router conflict

Hi there, At the surface of things, you could try and set the router with a static IP address and omit DNS setting.

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I wonder if you could tell me if a usb wifi plugged into a wired computer connected to a router which will accept both will work or does the computer have to have a wifi card?

Answer:usb wi fi connection for wired desktop

Can you clarify why you would want to have both a wireless and a wired connection? For sure, a USB wireless dongle will work in a desktop - that's how both of mine are connected.

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Have just bought a new windows 7 desktop p.c to replace old dell which was running on windows xp which connected to the web via a sagem dial up modem from tiscali at the time(now talktalk) which the telephone cable goes into the back of to get online.
But i see on back of the new pc tower there is only an ethernet port - so my question is do i need to by a router even though i do not want the desktop to go wireless only wired?
Is the sagem modem still viable to work with windows 7?
*If so any suggestions on make/models
Thanks for any advice on this

Answer:desktop wired connection

Is your existing service (tiscali, now talktalk) broadband (using a single user broadband modem that connected to your old PC via a USB cable OR is it real old-fashioned very slow dial-up which actually dials a proper telephone number each time you connect?

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running a Windows Vista network. no problems with 3 wirless computers running Windows XP. and no problems printing remotely using the desktop running Vista. new Dell laptop is running Vista and trying to add a printer, it doesn't see any of the printers. At first it didn't show the wired desktop on the laptop under the network. On the wired desktop under network, It showed the laptop as a music sign and not a computer icon. We deleted the workgroup name and retyped it and changed it to a private computer. have disabled both firewalls. The laptop is running Trend Internet Securioty. It then found the wired desktop on the laptop. But it still doesn't see any of the printers that are connected to the wired desktop.Tried to find the printers by typing in \\192.168.100 under the run command. It said it couldn't recognize the wired DNS address 192.168.100. That is the ipconfig address from cmd and then ipconfig from the wired Dell laptop.

What do we need to do to have the laptop see the printers?

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I have a Windows 7 Desktop mainly used as a server to store files and I have a Windows 7 Laptop used to mainly access and store files to the desktop. I do not use homegroups because I find that workgroups work better for what I am doing. I have researched hours and hours on forums and googling troubleshooting tips but I can not find one thing that will fix my problem. So here it is....
My laptop can see, view and access my desktop no problem. It shows up on the network and also sees the media devices on it. I can ping and view and alsp remote to desktop. So this is working as expected.
My desktop however cannot see my laptop on the network. I can ping and view laptop by ip address though. I can also see the laptop as a media device. I just cannot see the laptop as a computer on the network.
I have renamed workgroup, reconfigured windows firewall, disabled windows firewall, and pretty much done everything basic and also some minor registry changed but converted back becuase problem did not fix.
I appreciate any help thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 Professional Desktop (wired) can not view Windows 7 Laptop (wireless) on Wo

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Hi,I have xp desktop Dell 6years old wired to router,laptop Vista wirelessly.I would like to play video from laptop to tv via hdmi cable but sometimes lose video for some time during play.Should I simply buy 30 metre ethernet from router in other room to laptop while in living 'wired' or alternitely buy homeplugs ethernet to router and plug in living room? I'm quite confused with the concepts with the ease or problems of either. Many thanks

Answer:Laptop wired 30meter cable or homeplug to tv

Either will work. A cable would be a good solution if you can run it easily - 30m isn't a problem.HomePlug/PowerLine are also acceptable if you are unable to run the 30m cable. Cable will always be faster but HomePlug should be easily fast enough even with a slower speed adaptor.Chose which is easiest for you. Cable is cheap if you buy it from ebay whereas HomePlug is likely to cost 40-50 as you need a pair.One advantage of HomePlug is you can easily move the adaptors to different mains sockets so you have a very flexible system. Always plug the adaptor directly into a socker and don't use any form of flying lead.

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I have set up a wired home network using a crossover cable to connect my desktop to my laptop.I have a Broadband connection to the internet using a USB ADSL modem which is connected to the desktop.I started this yesterday and I was able to connect to the internet from the laptop without any problem. (I don?t know why or how this worked. Must have been an accident ?)I have a dial-up connection on the laptop for use when I am in an area where broadband is not available. I was able to connect to the internet by clicking on this icon on the desktop.It took me some time to get each computer to see the other and to get my printer to work from each machine, but eventually I succeeded.Unfortunately today I cannot connect to the internet from the laptop.I have Windows XP Home on both computers and am using Internet Explorer 6I can?t figure out how to set up the Internet connection on the laptop.My basic questions are:1 What settings do I need to make on the laptop to connect to the Internet using Broadband?2 and having done that what do I click on on the laptop?ThanksPat

Answer:Access Broadband internet from wired laptop client

from the Helproom.

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Is there a way to make windows 7 turn off the wireless adapter when it sees the wired connection when the laptop is put in a docking station or a wired connection is made?

Answer:wired and wireless connection

Hi bigdogy2k welcome to the forums

Although I don't know of a way to do this (I'm afraid ) I tend to find that with my PC, if a wired connection and wireless are made at the same time, the wired connection will take preference anyway. Hope it helps

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HI, I need some information please, I have got a desktop pc (o/s win xp) which is wired to a virgin cable broadband modem, I also have a fax/printer/scanner wired via usb to the desktop (The desktop is not wireless). I will soon be buying a laptop (o/s win vista) which is wireless enabled and wish to connect to the internet with both of these via a router (i think) and also be able to use the printer and share files between them. As I am new to quite a bit of this I would be greatful of any information (in laymans terms) on if this is possible, what I need to purchase to accomplish this and how to set this up. Thanks.

Answer:wireless + wired connection

A wireless router (which will include a 4-port ethernet switch) is all you'll need.

If the multifunction printer is network ready (has an ethernet port) it can be connected directly to the router and each computer can use all its functions independently.

If the printer can be connected only to a computer, then it can be shared for use by the other computer(s). Only the printer function will be available over the network this way.

To get you started:

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I have 2 PC's and 1 X-box 360 .Runnung on a standard linksys router the x-box and media center shows up on both computers.I even can share media with all 3 from Media Center.
The problem I am having is the both computers do not show up on the network computer each computer only shows itself.Someone please help?

Answer:Wired and Wireless Connection

Quote: Originally Posted by urbanart21

I have 2 PC's and 1 X-box 360 .Runnung on a standard linksys router the x-box and media center shows up on both computers.I even can share media with all 3 from Media Center.
The problem I am having is the both computers do not show up on the network computer each computer only shows itself.Someone please help?


Please allow me to welcome you to Windows Seven Forums! Your questions are welcome and we will try our best to help! Thank you for filling in some of your system specs, we all really appreciate you for that.

There have been several threads recently dealing with the new "HomeGroup" versus the "Workgroup" used in 2000, XP, and Vista. Rather than repeat all of that, here are a couple of links for you to check out. Then if you have additional questions, please feel free to post them back here.

Only Windows 7 computers can use the HomeGroup. Two computers need to be joined in only one HomeGroup, see the threads.

win xp cannot see win 7 on network places

Sharing permissions problem

Can't get laptop and netbook linked via Homegroup

Happy surfing!


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A friend has two computers one is connecting wired & wireless the other isn't.

Changed cable, changed ports on router, restarted router, removed wireless in Device mgr, tried a third computer that would not connect but the one that's connecting is still connecting.

What to try next?

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Hi!I just bought a Dell 2320 with Win 7 Home premium. I'm fairly new to the Win 7 environment and I'd appreciate any assistance you folks can offer.The Dell has wireless capabilities. I've been using that way for a few days, but today I plugged in an Ethernet cable to see if it made any performance difference. The thing I'm not sure about is which connection it uses if it is both wired and wireless at the same time.If I go to the Network Control Panel it shows both connections. If I click on the "wireless bars" in the Task Bar it shows the the name of my router and says I'm connected. Which connection is it using if they both show connected?Any info (and explanation) would be appreciated. I'm sure I'll have more Win 7 questions as I use the system more and more.Thanks!Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

Answer:Win 7 - Which Connection Is Being Used - Wired or Wireless?

Usually the Ethernet connection will override the wireless connection when the cable is plugged in. There should also be a couple of lights (green & yellow or orange) right by the network jack on your laptop that will light up when you have a working connection.If your not sure, there is always a button or function key that will turn off the wireless connection. Check your manual for this button.From what I've seen online it's most likely Fn+F2 on Dells

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Can I connect to the Internet using Dlink Xtreme N Wireless Router (DIR-655) also with WIRED connection (ethernet)?

Here's the product info:

Answer:Wired connection with wireless

Yes. "The DIR-655 also includes a 4-port 10/100/1000 Gigabit switch ...". The rest of the quote from your link makes it sound like the ethernet ports are only LAN activities, but they are for internet access also.

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We have 3 or 4 people that have laptops with centrino wireless. Im about to install a wireless router. For these laptop users, is there a way they default to a wired connection when docked, but if they undock and walk around the building, have it "fault" over to the wireless. Is this possible? Thanks!

Answer:Using Wireless and Wired Connection

Shouldn't be a problem. That is how I have my Mother in Laws computer setup. Her docking station has a lan port on it and she also has a built in wireless card. I didn't have to configure anything on the computer. It just works as far as I know.

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Hello everyone,

I would like to know why I only get wireless Internet connection but when I connect the sky broadand router via ethernet cable I get no response. I have done all the CMD, ipconfig etc but unable to figure out what the problem is.

I changed the ethernet cable after realising no lights were showing with the first cable (at the back of machine) so I plugged another cable and it was showing an orange light. This has confused me even more. Is there a network card problem? router problem? phoneline problem? or computer problem?

Could someone please help me, I am currently using wireless but would like to keep my router connected via ethernet.

Thank you and responses will be appreciated.

Answer:No wired connection, only getting wireless!!! Help!!!

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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My daughter has a laptop and I have a desktop. Is there any way to connect to the internet wirelessly for her laptop while continuing to connect my computer through a wired connection?
We both have Windows 7.

Answer:Wired and Wireless connection

Yes, you need a wireless router or a wired router plus wireless access point.

Or you could set up an ad-hoc wireless network between the two computers and enable internet connection sharing on the connection with internet access. This is more difficult and usually less desirable.

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I am due a new laptop next week which I will be networking to the main PC in the house. I have a netgear router which will allow both wireless and wired connection. The new laptop will allow both as well.Most of the time I plan to have the laptop in another room wired to the router. My question is, on the rare occasion I want to use the laptop wirelessly will I be able to, or will I be limited to either a wired or wireless connection?

Answer:Wired and Wireless Connection. Can I have both?

You can use either.

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hi ive just got an acer aspire 5630 running vista home premium, I also have a pc that is connected to virgin media via the normal cable modem,the problem is when i plug the modem into the laptop (so i can do vista updates) and click internet explorer it says there is no connection. I'm guessing laptops are a different to set up than pc's because i just plug my modem into the pc and go. thanx in advance

Answer:laptop wont connect to cable internet(wired)

You need to load drivers for the Modem and set the modem up to connect as you are using Ethernt not Wireless

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I have 2 computers connected together via an ad-hoc wireless network for sharing files and a printer, and one computer (running windows XP) has cable broadband access (supplied by Telewest), which I want to share with the other computer but I don't want to change the structure of my network. I use USB network adapters for the wireless connection and these work fine.Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:share a cable broadband connection wirelessly

If you really don't want to move to a proper routed network, then you'll need to enable ICS on the host and run the Network Setup wizard on the client. Remember to configure your firewalls to permit ICS traffic through the LAN adapters.

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I have been unable to connect to the wired ethernet in my house. Attached is a screen shot of my ipconfig /all. Wireless works fine, and I know I dont have a default gateway for my wired. How do I fix this, this is driving me crazy? Windows Firewall is on, and Im pretty sure that it is the only one.

Answer:Desktop won't connect to Internet through Wired Connection

From what I can see here with the default 169. IP showing up, this usually means that the wired connection is seeing the router but it's not giving it an IP as it should be.

Have you tried resetting the router?

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Hi guys, really need your help.
Win7 x64
So a week ago I needed to have access to a printer/scanner (Brother) in my home. I installed the software/drivers and unplugged the ethernet cable from one of the modem ports into a Linksys router. Everything was just fine except anything over the internet became slow. I plugged the cable back in to the modem, no change.
I've speed tested the connection on my PC its 3-5mbps. On the other computer its 25-35mbps, the normal speed.
What is most interesting is that my PC no longer lists itself as the connection as Wired, its always Wireless with the network name. My PC is an Asus CM6870 and I have no wireless adapter.
I have uninstalled the Brother software and unpowered the router, no change.
I have gone to Network and Internet and tried creating a new connection, it says the modem or other device error.
I have been searching online and one tip was to go to Device Manager and uninstall the modem driver. I did that and it can't detect anything to reinstall a driver (it was just Standard Modem)
I can only believe that this problem occurred from the printer software. I've called my ISP and they believe its the modem and want me to send it in.
25mbps+ now I'm lucky to get 5mbps. Wireless on a PC with no wireless adapter and to the router its not connected to. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Wireless only connection on a wired PC with no adapter

I think you will find that you have inbuilt WiFi. To check if whether or not it is connecting to your router (or someone else's network router - a neighbour with unsecured etc) turn off the wireless capability on your Router and see what happens to your connection. You can also check the SSID network name on the back of your router to see if that is the same network name that comes up as being connected to.

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I have an Inspiron 8600 with 1394 net adapter & broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller & dell wireless wlan 1450 dual band wlan mini-pci card and the pcmcia adapter is a TI pci-4510 CardBus Controller, OS is XP Professional (this issue occured before and after svc pks & all other updates)

When I first got this laptop i had comcast as my internet provider where they provided modem, however connection kept dropping every 15 or more seconds with laptop stating searching for address then it would reconnect a minute or 2 later, but drop again like before, this was a continuous problem, using wired cable or wireless neither dell nor comcast could not find solution.

I changed providers to SBC using their modem and where i connect with no problems again using either cable or wireless without connection drops yaaaaaaay but............

.......I travel alot and experience these 15 or more second drops at hotels using various providers again, trying both wireless or cable, ending up using dial up.

Thus problem also occurs at friends homes and yes one uses comcast where his works great and mine wont stay connected.

Cards are fine as they work at home, settings were confirmed to be correct by both dell, comcast and hotels and signal strengths are strong and again trying wired as well.

It cant be sbc setup cuz the problem occured before changing to sbc

I am stumped, what could be causing this? and what should I look for.. I wish can connect bot... Read more

Answer:Wireless/Wired connection drops

SOLVED Re: Wireless/Wired connection drops

No need to reply...

Solution finally found

Even though I searched this forum first before posting, somehow I missed this one which in fact resolved my issue.

Referenced below:

Thread Title: Connectivity Issues

Thanks Anyway

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I have cable internet and use a Belkin N+ Router. I have several computers running throughout the house. 1 desktop, (this one) and 2-3 laptops (wireless connection). The desktop is wired to Belkin N+ router. Almost everyday I loss intenet connection on desktop (wired). I have to uninstall the ethernet driver and reinstall to regain connection. Any ideas why and what I can do about this?

Answer:Lossing wired connection, but not wireless

Quote: Originally Posted by wooddrva

I have cable internet and use a Belkin N+ Router. I have several computers running throughout the house. 1 desktop, (this one) and 2-3 laptops (wireless connection). The desktop is wired to Belkin N+ router. Almost everyday I loss intenet connection on desktop (wired). I have to uninstall the ethernet driver and reinstall to regain connection. Any ideas why and what I can do about this?

Go to network and sharing centre,on the right it will say Change Adapter Settings
Right click your Adapter and click Properties.Left click IPv4 and click properties. Make sure obtain ip address and DNS automatically.
You could also try disabling IPv6.

Also,look in your Programs via Control Panel>Programs and if you see Bonjour,delete the program.
Then open task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC)
Go to proccess,if Bonjour is there, Right Click>End Proccess

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Somebody asked me about this, and I don't know the answer. Using the router in my house (some flavor of Netgear), which internet connection would typically be faster, wired or wireless? I'd guess wired, but don't really know.

Answer:Solved: Wired vs. Wireless Connection


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I have a network of 4 computers at home, all connected to a modem and router...I will soon be introducing another computer (a laptop) and obviously with the portability I would prefer (with its built in wifi) to be able to go online anywhere in the house with the laptop...however I'd rather not have to fork out for a wireless access point when only the laptop will make use of it...

I have an idea, and would like to know if it is possible; could I add a usb to wifi converter to one of my existing computers, and then set the laptop up to connect to that computer as the gateway (which in turn connects to the router as the gateway) anything like this possible? or even just an rj45 - wifi converter or something lol

thanks for reading folks!

Answer:I would like to add a wireless connection to my wired network...Help if possible!


Windows XP comes with a bridging feature meaning you can "bridge" two network connections.

So you set up an ad hoc wireless network on one of your desktops and bridge the wireless connection with the wired one. Then you can join the ad hoc network with the laptop and you will efectively be a part of the wired network too.

A tutorial here:

A cheap access point would still be a much better solution..

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I have a home wired network connected to a Lynksys router / ADSL modem.My wife has a laptop and would prefer to connect to the home network and subsequently, the net with a wireless connection.Does anyone know of a device which will connect to the network that will enable a wireless connection from a laptop without the need to buy a new wireless router?

Answer:Wireless connection to a wired network

wightrob....... Will the laptop accept a PCMCIA ethernet adapter ....then just plug into the existing router ?  

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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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Alright a few months ago I switched my dial up connection over to wireless. Here is my basic setup. OK I got my main PC which I use to connect to the dial up connection. Then I use ICS to share it over. Works out pretty good. Then here is the router setup....I got a Netgear 802.11b router that I connect that PC to and then a connection that goes over to a Netgear 802.11g router. Then I have my computer that I use alot which is connected Via a Netgear USB WIFI Adapter....Then I just had to set it up to what the gateway was. Alright got the setup down.

Then now I have decided to try out Linux on my laptop and my WIFI adapter doesn't work so I have to use a wired connection. So now I am trying to simply use ICS to re forward this connection via a wire to my laptop. I have a Dynex 100MBIT router that I am using to do so. Basically though when I Enable my LAN card on this PC the internet can't be reached. But if I unplug the cable then it works. So basically its just trying to connect to the internet from the cable when I don't want it to. I want it to use the Wireless connection.

Any Clues about this.

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Have just got linskys router for cable broadband and trying to run a pc with windows millenium wired and also laptop with xp wireless. The wired pc works fine but the laptop connects to the router, has excellent signal strength but won't let you access the internet. Cable modem only permits usb connection which desktop copes with and works fine so i can't understand why the laptop won't work?? Took laptop to a friends house and it works fine there...please help??

Answer:Wired connection ok but wireless not on line

have u got a network key on router. i know obvious bu sometimes miss the obvious

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Good Morning everyone,

My problem is 2 fold, I have a DSL Connection in my bedroom, and a Cable Connection in my living room.

I would like to get a wireless router in order to start using the Cable connection in my bedroom.

Is it possible to use both the DSL Bandwidth and Cable modem Bandwidth on the same PC?
With the DSL being connected to a wired router, and the Cable Modem being accessed from a wireless router?

I have been using google and I cannot seem to find any good information. Any info or direction would be appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Wired & Wireless Connection 1 PC Simultaneously

How good are you at traffic balancing? To be honest it isn't worth it considering that it can only use one connection at a time since they both go to different locations, if it was a redundancy line it'd be easy. Why not drag a cable?

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So here is my set up.

DSL -> Modem -> Router -> PC,Xbox360,BluRay Player

In the past few days I picked up some spyware, and after removal my wired connection is no longer functioning.

My wireless connections is fine, I am typing this on a laptop via wireless. When I remove and reconnect the ethernet cable, the computer picks up the connection with no issues, gets an ip address.

I have tried to connect my PC directly to the modem, and no go. I can't even connect through to the modem (

I have tried switching ethernet cables around, not working.

Under 'Device Manager' there are no exclamation marks. So I imagine that the network adapter is fine, though it is the only thing that I can't really swap out.

I'm really at a loss as to what caused this. I am using Super Antispyware Remover Free Edition if that matters. I also use CCleaner regularly. I have used System Restore to set the pc back to before the spyware.

Can anyone offer some help. I've done all I can think of...

Answer:Can't connect to wired connection, can via wireless

The following thread seems awfully similar to my issue. They suggest the router to be a possible issue, but in my case my wireless connection is perfectly fine.

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I just formatted my computer and upon completion my PC connects to my wireless router automatically with the wireless connection. It is hardwired to the router and that's the connection I would prefer. Where do I find the options to change this? I feel like I've looked everywhere.

Answer:Auto-Wireless connection, but I want it wired....

Just disable the wireless adapter? What OS are you using?

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