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

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

Hi Folks,

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

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

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

I have run many virus scans and ad-aware/malware programs but Iím sure that the laptop is clear now. As I said, the laptop gets a great connection through usb to modem. Iíve downloaded and installed new drivers for both cards on the laptop, changed network cables, bought a new router just in case and the problem is still there.

I realise that Iíve probably left out lots of information that you might need. If any one can help, please do!

Many thanks x

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

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

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

or would an ethernet switch do the same thing?


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Hi, I hope you can help - I am trying to connect a ZyXEL P660HW Wireless ADSL Modem router to my Windows XP SP2 desktop computer. I have had various problems but have now managed to get my LAN connectivity back and this is telling me my LAN is connected but the LAN socket on the router is not lighting up when I connect the ethernet cable into the back of the PC.

When I try to connect to the internet via the router nothing is happening and I get the following message after running network diagnostics:-

Error attempting to validate Winsock base providers:2

Not all base service provider entries could be found in this winsock catalog. A reset is needed.

I have run several winsock fixes, they all tell me the catalog has been repaired but I am still getting this error. I have re-set the router (several times) and have configured the IP address and default gateway. I can connect to the internet using my Speedtouch modem with no problems at all.

I have run out of ideas - please help!!

Answer:Problems connecting wireless router via ethernet cable

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Oh man, where do I start? I've never had this issue with a computer before and it started like a week ago. All of a sudden, I wasn't able to get online. We are using a cable modem from Cable America with an ethernet cord. If my PC is plugged directly into it, I can't get online. If I take that same cord from the back of my PC and plug it into my husband's laptop, I'm able to get online. That's how I'm contacting you guys right now.

I took my computer to a repair shop and he told me my LAN card was bad and put a new one in. He plugged it up and my computer was online at the store. I get home and it won't work! I take it back to the shop and he runs another test on it and he is very confused as to what is going on.

I've called Cable America and they told me the modem is fine and that my media state is disconnected. Well, why does the computer work just fine at the repair shop but not at home? After my son wakes up from his nap, I'm running out to Cable America and switching out the modem to see if it's really the issue.

I'm using Windows Vista...I know, I know, everybody's favorite OS. I just bought this computer just under a year ago, so I would love to get it fixed. I've even restored it back to factory settings and that didn't help.

Can anybody give me some ideas to try?

Answer:Solved: Problems getting online through cable modem with ethernet cord

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It's a gateway laptop, I have Windows XP Professional version 2002 service pack 1

I want to connect it online so I can update it, but when I plug in my Ethernet cable, nothing really happens. On my desktop, my ISP is Optimum Online. I tried installing optimum online on my laptop, but I can't get it connected. It referred my to some driver installations, I installed all of them and it's still not connecting.

If there is anything else needed, please ask.

Answer:Solved: Having trouble connecting Laptop to the internet using a cable modem

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

Thanks in advance

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

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

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

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

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 would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

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

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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Answer:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

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.
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Answer:Connecting modem/router to ethernet for wifi

Not a modem router but a Cable/DSL router should work and don't forget to setup encryption on the here Any one of these should work

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My daughter lives in a student flat and her internet connection is ethernet via an RJ45 wall socket (she has a username and password) Can I connect a D-Link DSL G624T modem/router to this socket in order to give her wi-fi?

Answer:Connecting modem/router to ethernet for wifi

Double posting click herePlease do not post the same request in 2 forums as it cause confusionClose this posting by ticking the box and click resolved

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Ok, so I have one computer and printer connected via ethernet cables to a wireless router which connects another computer wirelessly via usb adapter.

Now I have another computer that I want to connect to the same internet connection on another port in the router, however when I connect the cable from the third computer and the router nothing happens and I still cannot connect. The thir computer is using windows xp home and the other two are using windows xp professional.

Please help. I've tried creating a new network connection, but that did not work.

Answer:Connecting computer to internet via router and ethernet cable help

We need a more detailed description of your wireless router and USB adpater... in fact all the equipment you want to work together.... list how everthing now connects together.

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Hello folks,

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

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

Many thanks in advance.

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Hello folks,

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

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

Many thanks in advance.

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I tried finding information on this modem, and research has come up pretty dull.

it seems that there is no default factory - or master reset anywhere on the modem, or even in the modem's config page.

I haven't been to his house to look at it yet. But he has a mac airport extreme.

The only 2 possibilities i can think of. Is the modem is looking for a specific mac address, that the router needs to spoof in order for it to work.

Or that airport or airlink he has, the default gateway is out of sink or out of range for the modem. I'm not sure if the airport routers, use as default gateway. I think the default gateway for an extreme is or something close to that.

Any help or tips is appreciated.

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Need help with connection problem. I'm using cable modem Motorola Surfboard SB5101i, and connected to Linksys WRT310N wireless router. I've connected the cable from the modem into the internet port in the router, but there's no data received. I've reset both hardwares, but still no avail. Initially the cable modem is connected to a PC, and it works with that PC only. I tried to use the same cable on a laptop, but it won't connect.

Please help.

Answer:Connecting cable modem to wireless router problem

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

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

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hey guys.... just wondering if anyone can help me.
I've been trying to get my wNetgear wireless router (DG834g v2) to hook up to (RealtekRTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC) cable modem.
Problem is...
-i have no setup cd
-when i try using the setup wizard through it won't recognise the connection and says to check the dsl cable.
I've tried rebooting both routers many times and restarting the computor.
Also tried reconfiguring manually by going through the step by step instructions on the right of setup page.
Still no go.
Sometimes it will connect when it's plugged straight into comp others i have to switch it back to normal cable router to get internet.
I can't help but think if i had the set up disc i would be ok??
If anyone has a magic remedy i'd really appreciate the help.
Thanks for reading guys!

Answer:connecting netgear wireless router to cable modem

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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Answer:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Connecting a Laptop & a Desktop via Ethernet Cable

how do you log into your desktop PC?

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

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

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

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

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

If you can help I'd appreciate it.

Answer:Cable Modem Ethernet Problems

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

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

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


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Hi All,
I have Laptop Toshiba Satellite L775, windows 7. I used cable modem Motorola SURFboard SBG6580 and it was working fine. Then I changed my ISP to Century Link and used their DSL modem and still everything worked just fine. Now I moved to another city and used same cable modem (SBG6580) and connected my business PC thru ethernet and it is working fine. The problem is with my laptop which I tried to connect wirelessly but coudn't so I tried to connect it thru ethernet but it does not even recognizes it. Funny thing is my hard wired computer has picked up same network name thru modem and is working fine both thru ethernet and wifi (this computer I am using first time with this modem).
My laptop find available networks and when I select my network with password, some time it says connected with limited access and some time "windows was unable to connect" message. I tried most of the solutions by calling Suddenlink and Motorola but no luck. I am wordering if it has to do anything with centurylink's DSL modem being used on this laptop before and somehow blocking cable modem?
Any help?

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Answer:need help connecting cable modem to laptop

try to reboot the cable modem.

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Hi Guys

Firstly I hope this is in the right place, and apologies if not

I'm having some real problems connecting to the internet, and am looking for any possible solutions. I've had a quick look round the site, and there appears to be people with similar issues, but nothing that can be used to solve my dilemma. I have just moved into a new house with friends, and am using a new ISP which is working fine for the other two users.

I have a Packard Bell Easynote SW51-B-012 running on 32bit Vista. I am trying to connect to the internet through an ethernet cable running through a modem and router. When the ethernet cable is plugged into the port in my laptop nothing happens. The icon in the bottom right corner continues to have a red cross. The internet connection is with Virginmedia UK.

I have tried the connection on another laptop running on XP, and it connects straight away, automatically. I have also checked the port on my laptop on another internet connection at a friends house, and it has worked fine.

The modem is E08C013.00 Ambit
The Router is EG-2180 Etec

Having had a good look round the internet, it appears this is a problem with Vista rather than the internet connection itself. I have attempted to update the drivers, but to no avail.

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My cable modem and laptop will not recognize each other when connected using an ethernet cable. (I know the modem does work using an ethernet cable...this is how it was connected to my desktop pc) I have been able to connect via the usb port, but I would like to use the ethernet connection if possible.

I have a Gateway running XP sp2

Answer:Laptop will not recognize ethernet connection to cable modem

If you know the modem works with an Ethernet connection to the desktop, and the same cable and port are being used when trying it on the laptop, and the laptop fails, it is a problem with the laptop.

Is the network adapter enabled?
Have you tried known working Ethernet network adapter?
Since it works with a USB adapter, you at least know there isn't a TCP/IP or Winsock problem.

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As it say's on the top... My wife's Vista laptop, recently stopped connecting to the Internet without an ethernet cable.

Answer:Vista laptop recently stopped connecting to the Net without an ethernet cable

PS - I just transfered this from the Vista Forum.
Further to the statement this was just the last event in a series of events. First it got slower and slower, then when you were on any website it would keep jumping back to the sites homepage. My wife said she cleaned it regularily with CCleaner. I checked it out, ran all the usual tests, it's clean and clear.
Regarding the Internet connection problem, it was fine, then it wouldn't connect. Then it was asking for the password, when it was given it said it wasn't correct and/or it didn't recognise it. So I tried with the ethernet cable and it connected. Then I unplugged the cable and it stayed connected. Until I turned the laptop off and on again, now though it won't connnect at all without the cable.
Any theories guys. My thought is that perhaps the laptops receiver has packed up and needs replacing?

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

My set up is

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

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

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

Anybody any ideas what the problem might be??

Here is my ipconfig from cmd:

PPP adapter giffgaff:

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

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

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

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As it say's on the top...
My wife's Vista laptop, recently stopped connecting to the Internet without an ethernet cable.

Answer:Vista laptop recently stopped connecting to the Net without an ethernet cable

A few things to try:-
Have you checked that the wireless hasn't accidentally been switched off?
You could try connecting by ethernet and then disconnecting to see if wireless works.
Is your wireless adapter card up to date? Go to Device Manager to update it
Click on Start and then Control Panel.

Click on the System and Maintenance link.

Note: If you're viewing the Classic View of Control Panel, you won't see this link.

Simply double-click on the Device Manager icon and then proceed to Step 4.
In the System and Maintenance window, click on the Device Manager link near the bottom

of the window.
You can now go to your wireless adapter, right click and choose update.

Have you tried deleting the wireless connection and trying to re-connect?
Have you recently had a windows update? If so you could try to do a system restore.
Navigate to the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools program group.

Click on the System Restore program icon and choose a restore point.

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hi there,can you help me with this problem.i purchased a wireless laptop ,and (1) x micro wlan 11b acess point, and (2) x micro wlan usb adapters with they laptop...please can you tell me if this hardware i recieved with the laptop can be used with my tellywest broadband blueyonder cable modem.its a motorola surfboad sb4100 modem, i have a fa311 fast ethernet pci card fitted in my pc. and i am trying to connect my wireless laptop to my pc.can you tell me if i need a broadband router.and does a wireless laptop reqire a pc1 card to get connected to they internet.or do wireless lap top have a card fitted as standard..please can you help ..your douglas thompson.

Answer:connecting my wireless laptop to my cable modem

See if you can find out the info you need on Robin Walkers webpages. He covers both NTL and TelewestBroadband cable modem network issues - just a question of finding the right info for your system. I use an NTL cable modem with 2 Pc's using a WIREDethernet connected setup. USB setups sometimes cause problems due to drivers. Anyway the website link isclick here

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I had a cable modem (motorola Surfboard S5120) set up to my Dell Desktop, but my hard drive failed the other day from a power outage, so I thought I would just connect my cable modem to my Dell Inspirion laptop?but it's not working. I connected the cable modem to the computer (it has windows XP) and it said that it installed it- I also installed using the installation disk. The user guide on the installation disk said that you should go to START, RUN, CMD, and then type in IPCONFIG. Nothing shows up for my Cable Moden. If I try to open Internet Explorer or anything- it wants to dial-up, but that's what my dad has been using this laptop with.

Anyone have any ideas- I think I have tried every button on the computer- Internet Options, Modem Options, etc. I even tried to connect using an ethernet connection instead of the USB..


Answer:Cable Modem Not connecting Laptop only Wants to Use Dialup

go thru View Network Connections and disable the dialup connection

then use right-click->properties on the LAN and verify that DHCP is active.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What am i doing wrong?


Here is how things are connected right now.

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

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Answer:Solved: Connecting Vista & XP with Ethernet Cable

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

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Hi...I'm not experienced with this whole networking thing, so bear with me. I have a desktop computer hooked up to a comcast cable modem. I want to connect my laptop to the modem also. Do I need a router? Can I use the wireless capabilities of my laptop without using a router? Please help...I'm new to this....THANX!

Answer:Connecting wireless enabled laptop to cable modem

You need a wireless router!!

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I have a Motorola Cable Modem with Ethernet and USB Connection.

Can I use the USB connection to surf the net while the Ethernet port is busy with other LAPTOP?

What configuration will be needed to be made to use both Ethernnet and USB on my Cable Modem?

Answer:Solved: CABLE MODEM with Ethernet + USB Connection

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Hi, all

I really hope someone can help me with this before my head implodes. I've had dial-up for years but AOL said they could give me a broadband-quality internet service with a Speedtouch wireless router and an ethernet cable. They sent the equipment through, I set it up on one laptop at home and it worked fine - miraculous, in fact, really fast. So then I tried to set it up on my partner's laptop. Ran the installation software, and it got to the point where you connect the laptop (an Advent) to the router, and it said it couldn't connect. The ethernet cable was securely plugged in at both ends but no ethernet light was displaying on the router. I called AOL and they went through everything - the laptop has an ethernet card and the [netware??? - sorry, I really am a total beginner] seemed OK, ie didn't have any little crosses or question marks beside it when we looked at in in "systems information". So the AOL guy said I might need a new ethernet card. But I don't see how that's the problem, if there's already one in there and it seems to be functional!

I'll probably go try to buy an ethernet card but this has already cost me quite a bit (mostly in phone calls to AOL) and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas, or can confirm that buying the new card is my best option.

I really appreciate any help you can give

Answer:Trying to connect laptop to router via Ethernet cable!

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I have recently bought a Belkin g+ router to connect my main computer downstairs to one upstairs.I have gone through tutorials/guides and it has told me to connect via an ethernet cable. It does not register with this at all, but does with the USB cable. I have tried to contact blueyonder broadband support and they said they do not support Belkin. Can anybody help me with my dilemma please? This has been driving me crazy for ages.Thank you

Answer:BELKIN G+ Router -problems with ethernet cable

ok I understand you have a Belkin Router is this a ADSL Modem Wirless router ?You have a PC downstairs and another upstairs.What is the upstairs pc ? is it a Laptop with built in Wireless ?Going back to DS PC, I take it were talking WinXP Home or Pro ? please advise.

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So saturday, my friend and i build my computer. Everything worked just fine that day. Sunday i had no problem connecting to the internet. Sunday is also the day i set up a password for my admin account.

Now when i came back from work monday, i tried to log in to my computer. As it appears, i forgot my password... (same i use on everything, so i must have messed up inputting my pass)

So i did a windows reset, since i had no CD or USB to reset my pass.

I tried installing windows, and it appears 'this copy of windows is not genuine'. I thought, okay, no prob, as long as i have all options.

Answer:Solved: Can't connect to internet using ethernet cable and modem

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I have Time Warner internet with a cisco modem two weeks ago I hooked up a belkin router so I can use my laptop also. Everything seem to be working fine until a few days ago now the laptop seems okay but the desktop is slower than dail-up. I called Time Warner and they had me connect the desktop directly to the modem by passing the router and all was well but as soon as I went back thur the router the problem was back so they said it must be a problem with the router but my laptop and two printers are working fine with the router just the desktop is having an issue. My question is the modem has an ubs connection and I was wondering if I could use that to hook it to my computer by passing the router.

Answer:Solved: Can I connect my cisco modem with ethernet cable?

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i am having trouble getting my two computers to share a internet connection. i have an external cable modem connected to a hub and the two pcs to the hub. i got a second ip from my isp and entered it. now only one of the pcs is able to access the internet. also the computer that cant access the internet gets an error on boot up as follows "an error has occured while loading protocol 0. error 59 a network error has occurred" i have checked the protocols and devices on the "bad" computer and it still wont work properly. i have even tried to bypass the hub and connect the cable modem ethernet cable directly to the "bad" computer cutting out the other computer and still the same result so the culprit cant be the the hub or cables. also i have been able to use the internet on the "bad" computer intermittenly it has worked on occasion and then without doing anything it stops. i suspect a bad nic but i know of no way to diagnose this. the nic and tcp/ip protocols are shown on the network window. and the appropriate gateway,dns,and wins settings have been made. any advice is much appreciated.


Answer:{Solved} - Connecting two pc to one external cable modem

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I recently got DSL and I was having issues getting connected , so Verizon came and set up their modem but could not figure out how to connect the DSL to my laptop via Ethernet.We are only able to connect to wireless, and we want to use the high speed internet but we cannot figure out how to do this. The Verizon tech said that are Ethernet card may be disabled but I am not sure. I have read other threads regarding issues like mine and I went ahead and followed the instructions so I could paste the results I received form holding the WINDOWS key and pressing R, so here it goes. Please help! Thank you!
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Frank>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Orlandos
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-F3-7C-C6-A4
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . .... Read more

Answer:trying to connect laptop to modem/ router via ethernet

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Hi everyone...

i was wondering if there is anyway to have 2 laptops connect to 1 modem using 1 Ethernet cord each...

i want to be able to connect to the internet on both laptops...

my modem has 4 ethernet ports,and both pcs use VISTA.

i tried it already but i only have a connection on 1 laptop...

please help!!!


Answer:Solved: 2 laptops 1 modem 2 Ethernet cable Question (Urgent!!!)

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Hi, my modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in to it i am trying to link another pc to me modem but it just makes the lights flash and then doesnt work i tried it in different ports still doesnt work i also tried my xbox in it that doesnt work either iv have internet for 2 years and also plugged my xbox in now and agen and it worked fine but just recently doesnt want to work any ideas how to fix it ??
Thanks jake

Answer:Solved: modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in

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So i just got a brand new linksys E1000 wireless router,I can connect to it with my laptop over wireless and every thing its working just fine heres the problem i have a cable modem(linksys cm100)from about 2007 or so that will not comunicate with the router but it will with my laptop i have called tech suport and they just tell me to run the cd it came with and power cycle them ,nothing will work and that call made me think i should never try to use tech suport ever agin because it seems like they dont know what they are talking about .so basically right now i know its the cable modem not the router cause i can connect to the router .im pretty knowledge able of computers just not networking hardware as this is the first time i have ever had to do this

Answer:problems with cable modem and router

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I need a bit of help with my Linksys BEFSR41 router and Toshiba PCX2600 cable modem. The router will simply not detect the cable modem's connection. When I hook it directly to my computer, it works fine, but when I try to hook it up to my router, it will not work. I even reset the router to factory settings, but it will jus not detect the internet connection, and will not renew the DHCP address. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Cable Modem and Router Problems

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I have my router (Netgear RT314) and my cable modem (RCA DCM 215) hooked up and am having problems. I can connect for 30-60 min, but it will then dissconnect and I have to reboot the router in order for it to reestablish the connection.

Is there anything I can do to rule my router out as the problem?

Answer:Cable Modem and Router problems...

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Me again, I'm trying to disagnose my father's internet issues for him and cannot figure it out. Neither him or anyone on his network can stay connected to the internet. After looking at his router security log I see why.. Heres a copy of the log..

System log:

User Login From => Wed Jul 16 11:58:21 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:58:05 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:58:05 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:57:18 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:57:17 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:56:00 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:56:00 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:50:07 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:50:06 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:44:14 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:44:13 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:40:09 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:40:08 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:28:08 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:28:07 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:22:14 2008

WAN Connection Disconnected => Wed Jul 16 11:22:13 2008

Get IP Address From DHCP Server => Wed Jul 16 11:21:43 2008

WAN... Read more

Answer:Cable Modem/Router problems

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


Answer:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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First of all...hats off to those here who put in countless hours to help others for what seems like little more than the satisfaction of doing it. It's quite a thing to behold. I've been searching this site and haven't found exactly what my situation is.

Here's the set-up:

We live on a large rural property and the only high speed internet we can get out here is satellite. There are two houses on the property and the main house has a Direcway satellite dish. We'd like to run an ethernet cable underground from the [DW6000] Hughes/Direcway box in the main house to the second house so that both houses have high speed internet. The problem is the distance between the two houses. We have been told that the maximum distance for ethernet cable to be effective is 100 meters. The length of cable it would take to make the connection would have to be about 107-110 meters long or 351 ft. - 360 ft.

We can't use a wireless connection because of the high number of large trees.
There's also a concern with electrical storms with buried ethernet cable even though we plan on using PVC conduit.

Also, the second house has two computers, one Mac, one PC. Do we run two cables from the main house or split at the entry of the second house?
Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Connecting (via ethernet cable) to satillite dish from a long distance

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Laptop running Windows 7 no wifi to Netgear48 Router I hope someone can help me with this problem please. A new Netgear 48 wireless router was set up some months ago. It works fine on 2 tablets, 2 cell phones (all Androids) and one desktop computer (Win7) All of these will work without the need to be connected to the router, however, my laptop running Win 7 will not connect to the web unless the Ethernet cable is connected between laptop and router when it then works without a problem. I have tried troubleshooting and this has failed to produce a solution and have then checked out the dependency services and got error messages which I cannot correct and really do not understand what they mean. I am aware that these three services are interdependent and if one of these is wrong the other two won't play nicely. However, these only appear to affect the wireless side of the router as no problems are experienced when wired up. These are the details: Peer Name Resolution Protocol Properties (On local computer)Service Name: PNRPservStartup Type: AutomaticService status: stoppedLog on as: Local System Account radio button selected the rest of the screen is emptyAllow service to interact with desktop blankDependencies: This service depends on Peer Network Identity ManagerThe following system components depend on this service: Peer Networking Grouping, PNRP Machine Name Publication ServiceRecovery: Not attemptedAttempted to start the service and got this error message:"W... Read more

Answer:Netgear48 wireless router ethernet cable reqd for laptop

Further to my earlier query, I have checked those dependencies again, this time with the router plugged into the laptop, I got internet connection as expected, but the same errors were still there as noted previously, whatever is preventing me connecting to the internet wirelessly, it cannot be in that area. When the previous router, a Belkin, was setup I used the desktop computer as the main one always plugged into the router with the laptops operating wirelessly. I do not know if this is important, am blundering around trying to find a solution without a clue what to do next. Any ideas?

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Im currently using a usb cable to connect to my comcast ambit cable modem. anyways... when I try to plug in my ethernet cable... I cannot/or do not know how to obtain an ip using win2k advanced server.

My broadcom ethernet driver is ok.
and yes.. when Im trying to use ethernet... of course i disable the usb internet connection.

Ive tried this before, and had the same problem with win2003 server on a home pc.

I dont have active directory, or a dns server configured on this machine (dont need to use these features).

Any ideas would be great... thanks!!!

Answer:Solved: win2k server, direct cable modem connection (ethernet) no ip!!!

Did you power cycle the modem after changing the connection from USB to Ethernet? If not, that's the problem.

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As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

- I'm not a millionaire but I dont buy crap so keep that in... Read more

Answer:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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I ran about a 50ft ethernet cable today. The intent was to have the cable run from my cable modem to a wireless router. However, when I connected the router, it wouldn't connect. When I connect one end of the cable to the router and the other end to a computer, everything works fine. I've confirmed it be working on two computers. I've also tried two different router, neither of which were able to establish a connections. I've double and triple checked the connectors and they're both right. Both routers work when connected to the modem with a shorter cable. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Answer:Solved: Ethernet cable not working with router

Is your cable configured as a straight through or crossover cable?

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I have a Compaq armada laptop with a Linksys WPC54G wireless network card.
The DSL Modem/Router is a Westell Versalink 327. Everything had been installed and was working great. Then I made the hideous mistake of installing Norton Anti-Virus 2005 on my laptop. It see's the router but it now won't establish a connection to the router at all.

I've tried:
(a) removing and reinstalling the wireless card routers.
(b) checked the laptop and wireless card on another router and had no connection problems.
(c) tried resetting the router and modem as well as checking settings. I have left the router open for now and turned WEP off until the problem is solved.

Status lites on the westell indicate that the wireless should be fine...but short of going back and uninstalling Norton I'm getting to my wits end here.

Any suggestions?

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Two Windows XP computers, one old Linksys Wireless B router. One computer is working fine through the router via ethernet cable. Second computer is also attached to router via ethernet cable but returns "acquiring network address." Ethernet adapter on second computer is enabled. TCP/IP on both computers set to acquire network addresses automatically.
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any advice.


Answer:Solved: Problem connecting to router via ethernet

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she is awaiting her ISP to have her line ready etc.....never used for broadband before.

she has bought a new laptop (wifi enabled) with vista (compatability issues??), which i have tested on my wireless network at home and works fine.

asking me to get her a as i like mine (and her laptop connected very well wirelesly to mine) i was thinking of getting her the same (netgear rangemax ADSL modem wireless router DG834PN

i found it simple enough to connect the above modem/router with ethernet cable to my desktop on an already established broadband connection....not so sure how to do all 3 parts from new and just out of the box (Broadband on her line new and never used/tested; laptop that will not have been tested/connected to her ISP and router just out of the box)

would appreciate some direction.......and will vista work ok with the above named router

i am thinking that i cofigure the laptop and router through a wired connection first.....and once all connected and working cant i just remove the wires (the router will not be connected to any other pc or device). will this all work ok setting up together for the first time. its putting all three together for the first time at the same time that worrys me a little....thanks for your patience and help

Answer:connecting a new modem/router and new laptop to a new broadband service

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I'm trying to diagnose some internet speed connectivity problems of late.
WinXP Pro
Linksys wi-fi router
Cablevision (optonline) ISP
This PC is hardwired into the router.

Had some storms here over the weekend and thought that the servers were having problems. the internet connection is very very slow and many times just gives me the can't connect page. Outlook email send/receives usually returns with errors of not being able to connect to the servers.

I initially though I caught a bug or something, but NAV and Spysweeper found nothing.
I've reset the cable modem and router.

When the cable modem and the router rebooted, but the PC was still off, I noticed that the lights on the router for wlan was blinking as well as the internet. I don't think this should be blinking unless there is a computer that is receiving a signal from the router??..??
(My wife's laptop uses teh wireless and it was off). I also have ssid disabled and a firewall enabled on therouter.

I disconnected the network cable from the PC to the router and plugged my cable directly into the cable modem. Wouldn't you know it, IE7 seems to work like a charm.

I've run a speed test with the cable directly into the modem and I'm getting 14.9mbps down ot of 15mbps and 1.7mbps up out of 2mbps.

Before I rebooted and connected to the linksys router, I couldn't even get the test page to show.

Anyone have any idea what could be the "problem" if there ... Read more

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I'm having problems getting my home network to work smoothly. I believe it is in the communication between router and cable modem. I think these problems all started when Comcast implemented Bridging in the modem(im not positive). Not sure if this is IP address related , MAC address related or another problem. What I do know is that.....

A. Sometimes even the wired connection to router goes out and can require some or all of following. Restart Modem, Restart Router. Restart Computer and/or "repairing" network connection.
B. Wireless connection..Wireless Networks can be "seen", but cannot get an IP Address when "repairing" or connecting.
Any type of Description to how routers/computer/modem interact would also be appreciated.

Answer:Comcast+Motorola Cable Modem+ Any Router=Problems

A. Sometimes even the wired connection to router goes out and can require some or all of following. Restart Modem, Restart Router. Restart Computer and/or "repairing" network connection.
B. Wireless connection..Wireless Networks can be "seen", but cannot get an IP Address when "repairing" or connecting.Click to expand...

B is a consequence of A, so make A work reliably first and then address the
stability of the wireless thereafter.

Lots of issue here, including specific brand names and even model numbers.
At the top of your list of suspects is Comcast; there's a lot of flap re their support.

An ISP can configure their end to be very parochial to force specific
operations, such as allowing access to only KNOWN users. When installed,
they can record (assuming no router is yet installed) the MAC of the system
that is connected. {hint: this is a good security measure for even your LAN}
This is also where your WAN (ie public) IP-Address gets determined, either
statically per your service contract or dynamically via DHCP on the ISP site.

If your ONLY system is directly connected to the modem, it will receive these settings.

Modems are transducer devices, ie they change one technology into another,
just like a radio changes a/c or d/c power into rf and then into audio.
Most of them have little functionality beyond that.

Routers are great devices and have many features. The most important is
NAT to allow multiple... Read more

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i want to link my modem/router, to my other belkin router.

basically i want to use my modem/router as the modem, and use my belkin router as the main internet connection source

can anyone help do this or direct me?

my modem/router is the netgear dg834gt, and my belkin router is the F5D7231-4P

Answer:Solved: Connecting Modem/Router to another router

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Hi everyone i have a bit of a problem.
Basically I used to be on DSL and now am on cable so I have a cable modem and a dsl wireless router.

Im wondering how I can get wireless conenctivity to the new with plugging the cable modem into the router.

I can connect via ethernet with ETH Port 1 connected to the cable modem from the DSL wireless router and ETH Port 2 connected to the laptop from the router.

But wireless does not seem to work

I dont know what to put as the ip address, default gateway etc.

Here is my Ipconfig -all info when connected via ethernet from port 2 of the dsl rotuer:





upon copying this to my wireless TCP Ip setting it does not work.

I have a belkin router.


Answer:Connecting a Cable Modem to a DSl Wireless Router For Wireless connectivity

It sounds like you have a combo DSL/Router device. What you are trying to do can't be done unless the router supports some facier options in firmware which is quite unlikely. You need a WAN port which that device likely doesn't have.

If what you have is a regular wireless router (there really is no difference between a cable and dsl router other then possible onboard modem devices) then you likely have PPOE enabled on the router and need to change the WAN type to DHCP instead.

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Some people are selling a Female USB A to Male Ethernet RJ45 Connector/Adaptor for connecting a USB Modem to a Router with Ethernet connection.

They state the following: "A typical use for this is to connect a USB ADSL modem to a router with an RJ45 socket but please note that this will not provide the necessary power to the modem as the PC does. The modem must have a separate power source."

I don't see how this would work even if you provide a separate power source to the USB modem. USB pins 1 and 4 are for power. So that leaves you with pins 2 and 3 to provide all data through Ethernet. And I think Ethernet requires more than 2 pins for data transfer.

Does anyone have any knowledge of this? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

Answer:Solved: Connecting USB Modem to Router

No can do! A USB-only modem is NOT compatible with a router with an Ethernet WAN port. That page is totally wrong!

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The issue is complicated. For starters, I have been experiencing trouble connecting my laptop to the internet through our cable modem. I did live in a dorm on a college network with ethernet if that affects anything. My home computer is a Dell desktop. It has no ethernet ports so we use a USB cable to connect to the cable modem. However, when I disconnect the USB cable from my PC and connect to my laptop, my laptop has trouble even detecting it. Sometimes a Local Area Network Connection will not even show up. In device manager, the USB connection has a yellow exclamation point next to it.Additionally, I have tried disconnecting the USB cable from my PC to eliminate that connection and then hooked up my ethernet cable from my laptop to the modem's ethernet port. When I do this, nothing at all happens.

To complicate the problem, I called my provider (G Force) and asked what the problem was. I was recommended to pick up a wireless router to eliminate the conflict. I got a Linksys WRT54G. Once I got home i realized that I needed an ethernet port on my PC to install the router software on my PC. I decided to try and bypass my PC all together and install through the laptop even though I can't get a connection through any cables. I seemed to have installed it successfully minus the connecting to the internet step. I just skipped it; the installation said that everything was established except for the cable internet connection. I think i had the cables set up right (one et... Read more

Answer:Cable Modem - Home PC - Laptop - WIreless Router Issues

A minimum requirement when switching the device connected to the modem is to power cycle (unplug for 30 seconds or so) the modem. It is not clear to me that you did that every time.

Reset the router to factory default settings (hold the recessed reset button for 10 to 20 seconds, or consult the manual for precise instructions).

Unplug the modem and router and shut down computers.

Leaving the modem's USB port unconnected, connect modem to router's WAN port and computer(s) to router LAN port(s).

Plug in modem; plug in router; boot computer(s).

If you don't get a connection to the router skip to the ipconfig /all information below.

Type the router's default LAN address ( into your browser and login to the router. Look at the WAN status to see if it got a good IP configuration.

If the router did not get a good IP configuration (and you never got a good ethernet connection to the modem) there are several possible reasons:

1. Like my service, for some reason you need to register the modem as if it is a new one when switching from USB to ethernet or vice versa;

2. Your ISP is one of the few that tracks the MAC address of the device connected to the modem; if this is the case you have to clone the (USB connnection's) MAC address of the desktop to the router's WAN. EDIT: or call your ISP and register your router's WAN MAC address.

3. Modem's ethernet port is bad;

4. Cable from modem to router is bad.

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.

Answer:Solved: help setting up a netgear router without ethernet cable connection

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I just bought a used HP officejet 6500 E709a and the usb port does not work. I have it hooked up to the modem/router that is hooked up to my computer. I do not know how to install the printer. Can anyone help me?

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I am trying to connect to my cable/modem router via ethernet from my desktop PC. Both the modem and the PC's (the modem is an Actiontek MI424WR Rev 1) have lights by the ethernet port indicating they are connected.

I talked to my ISP (verizon fios) and they have determined that is a driver issue, some driver on my computer needs to be updated, because in device manager under network adapters I have the following

1. ASUS USB-N13 300Mbps 11n wireless USB donagle
2. Tap win-32 Adapter V9
3. Tap win-32A Adapter v9 #2

Under other devices under device manager I have

1. Ethernet Controller
2. Unknown Device

Both of the above two have yellow exclamation points next to them. I am told this is a driver issue and to contact microsoft, which I did. I was also told ethernet connection should be under network adapters and not other devices. We tested my windows XP laptop connected by ethernet and that did not work either

The tech at microsoft told me he could help if I did a remote session with him, but that I would have to pay one time fee of $99, so I said no. Does anyone know how to update the driver? I have already tried right clicking the ethernet controller and selecting update driver software- it can not find a driver on my computer or online.

Answer:[SOLVED] Can not connect via ethernet to fios modem/router


have you gone to the computer manufature site or motherboard manufature site for the driver? are we talking about your dell laptop under your sytem?

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I'm trying to use a router/modem to be only a router...
I'm using Siemens SL2-141 which has an ADSL input but im connected to a cable input modem which is - Thompson TCM425.
I want to use the Siemenss wireless option but i cant seem to make it work!

what i've done so far:
My Thompson TCM425 is connected to the internet via MPLS (direct connection, no need for a VPN dialer), I connected it into the LAN2 in the Siemens router (Ethernet connector). I connected the Siemens router LAN1 to the computer (Intel Network card - Ethernet connector).

Thats for the wires.

on the computer -
LAN is the intel network card which is connected to the LAN2 in the router.
Wireless Network connection - I've installed a USB wireless device on the computer to try and connect to the wireless router. I set the IP's manually as shown in the IPCONFIG.(maybe my manualy config is wrong?)

on the router -
I've changed the advanced configuration and disabled the ADSL option
Also, I turned off the DHCP.
This is sposed to make the device a router alone.
The strange thing is that when i use the LAN (Intel card on the computer) I have access to the net but when i try to connect via wireless i get 'Limited or no connectivity', I've done a check and seems like the wireless connection wont get an IP and so I can't access the net via wireless.



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Answer:Solved: Help - ADSL router with Cable modem

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We switched isp's this last week and now we have dsl; before we had wireless net. We have a wireless router, and I'm having trouble setting everything up now since we have a different modem for the dsl, and I think it has to do with ip's. The westell modem ip to login and configure it is When the wireless router is hooked up, the ip to log in and configure it is I thought the modem was simple and all you could do just hook it up and then input your username and password to connect, but you can change a lot of different settings, just like with the wireless router. I know there's something I need to change in the modem so I can connect to the router, but I don't know what.

Answer:Solved: Help connecting dsl modem to wireless router

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Hello all,
I recently purchased a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router with a single ADSL input and 4xRJ45 outputs. I have an old Belkin 54g Router at the moment and wanted to upgrade. Unfortunately when the item arrived I discovered that I had made a mistake as the router was for ADSL and not the Virgin cable modem. Before returning the item I would like to know if it is possible to convvert the RJ45 lead output from the cable mobem to the ADSL input of the router. I've had a look on forums and a lot of the answers seem to be way more complex but without answering this question.
Thanks in advance for any replies.

Answer:Solved: Cable modem to ADSL Wireless Router

Nope, you can't use that router with a cable modem.

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I just activated Comcast high-speed internet, and at first I couldn't access websites. We tried a few combinations of cycling the power to the modem and router, and rebooting the computer, but no luck. Finally, he told me to disconnect the router and plug the modem directly into the computer. Then it worked fine. And since it's not Comcast's router, they can't and won't provide any support to get the modem to work w/ the router.

The modem comes with both ethernet and USB connectivity, so I could hook the modem up the USB and connect the router to the ethernet. But I think I'd have to reconfigure the IP addresses and/or modem to do that, right? And I assume the other computer on the wireless network wouldn't have internet access?

The router is supposed to obtain the IP configuration from the modem automatically. When the modem was connected directly to the computer, I copied the IP configuration. Then I tried reconnecting the router and manually entering the same IP configuration into the router. But I don't know what I should set the "Wan Access Type" to... the options are Static IP, DHCP Client, PPPoE, or PPTP. There's also a "Clone MAC Address" field... I set that to the same MAC address as the ethernet connection on the cable modem.

I also set the routers Operation Mode to Gateway.

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Answer:Solved: Cable modem won't work w/ wireless router

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We have always had the cable modem and Netgear router near each other (with computers nearby as well.) Now we want to set up our computers in another room. We want to leave the modem where it is, and relocate the router near our computers, which are not wireless. Doing it this way means there will be only one cable running room to room. Will this compromise our internet speed? I am assuming the 50 ft line from modem-to-router will not affect the speed.

Answer:Solved: Do cable modem and Netgear router need to be close to each other?

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I've got a D-Link DSL-G604T wireless router. My internet connection is Optus Satellite (Australia) with a Gilat SkyEdge modem. I'm using a Toshiba laptop running windows Vista.

Here's my problem. I can get connected to the satellite internet when I connect directly to the modem using a crossover ethernet cable.

I can't seem to get the wireless router connection to work, though.

I connected the crossover cable to the Dlink router and then used a regular ethernet cable to connect to my laptop and set up the wireless connection.

I AM able to get the wireless single excellent strength from my laptop to the router. The problem is the router and modem don't seem to be communicating properly.

In my network and sharing center it shows a good connection between my pc and the network but a red X between the network and internet.

I did have this all set up and working properly about 10 months ago, but I was traveling overseas and now can't seem to get it working again since I've returned.

Unfortunately the satellite internet provider (Optus) will not offer any tech assistance for the wireless side of things. They'll only ensure you've got a direct connection.

I'd appreciate it if one of you tech folks could help me figure out my failure to connect issue.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Solved: Connecting DLink Router To Satellite Modem

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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??

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

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

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

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

Since then, I've tried:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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i have a motorola surf board cable modem sb5120
and a wgr614 v6 netgear wireless router i cant get them to connect, modem works without router

Answer:Solved: wireless router wont work with cable modem

This may be a simple case that you forgot to power cycle (unplug for 30 seconds) the modem when switching devices. Otherwise, ...

Reset the router to factory default settings.
Unplug modem and router and shut down computer(s).
Connect modem to router's WAN (Internet, Modem) port.
Connect computer(s) to router LAN port(s).
Plug in modem.
Plug in router.
Boot computer(s).

This should get you internet access on the connected computer(s). If not, please show for a Windows PC ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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I have ascientific Atlanta Cable modem provided by my ISP(Roadrunner)
I run directly to My Computer(Desktop) via ethernet cable and everything is great.
I recently added a Lynksys wrt54G V5 Wireless router and Wusb54G wireless adapter for a second desktop in My home.
everything was fine until My computer crashed and when i got everything back up and running and restored My internet to My primary Computer, I disconnected the wireless router and went straight out of the cable modem to My desktop. after I re-established internet that way I ran out of the Cable modem via eternet to the Lynksys Router (into the port marked internet)
and than to My primary desktop via one of the WLAN ports and My desktop says that a cable is unplugged.So I assume that the Lynksys is not picking up from the cable modem and so no connection is esablished with the desktop from the Lynlsys. As a result, The other desktop with the wireless adapter sees no network to connect with. Technically I don't have much of a clue but I called Lynksys and they wanted $60.00($30 for the router and $30 for the adapter connection verification because the Lynksys equipment was out of warranty) So, before I go that route, I thought I'd try here.
Any Suggestions? Thanks- Highway

Answer:Solved: cable modem to wirelss router communication issue

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Just need to no what kind of cable to hook modem to router

I want to hook up a router so I can have a second comuter for my dsl do you use just a reg patch cable or a crossover cable? I tried a small patch cable I had and it didn't work but I don't no if the cable is good or not that is why I need to know is it a patch cabel or a crossover cable to hook modem to router?

Answer:Solved: windows xp sp2-what kind of cable to hook modem to router?

Plain straight-through CAT5 patch cable is used for all the connections to the router, both modem and LAN connections.

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I have a Modem from Comcast,and I have a D-Link Router.
I would like to be able to connect to the internet WITHOUT always having to have my router turned on.
Comcast's modem only has one Ethernet cable port.
I had a Vonage Modem before this,and it had 5 Ports,and I I had no problem.
Someone mentioned a," Ethernet Switch."
Is this the way to go? If so,I only need something simple.(Just for my home use).
Appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:Solved: Phone/Internet/Cable Modem-Router Question

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I'm not much of a tech savvy guy so bare with me here, I'm currently having an issue with my router. I have a belkin n450 DB wireless router (model f9k1105v1) that has been having issues resulting in a "no internet connection". after some research on this topic, I didn't find much except that my modem (which is an Comcast arris modem) might not be able to connect to the routers settings. I have tried everything from resetting my Belkin router and unplugging everything, and still no result! - may I add this router is a solid orange colour when. it should be a solid blue - I am aware that resetting the router sets it back to factory default settings. So I guess my initial question being, since I have little experience with this situation, what steps can I take that are a bit easy for a person like me to comprehend? Thank you for your time and knowledge in advance! NOTE- I've had this issue before in the past and I solved the situation from some tweaking with the cords and it worked just fine, except I had to use the default password for the router. Although now tweaking with the cords isn't a solution.

Answer:Solved: Belkin Router not connecting to Arris Comcast modem!

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Clueless one here.

I purchased a Dell Inspiron 4000 Laptop through an old workplace several years ago and want to connect it to the internet using a 3COM FE575C-3COM 10/100 PCMCIA card with a dongle. The laptop is still set up to connect through a VPN that no longer exits (old workplace went under). and I'm not sure if that's hindering things. That'd be great to erase all settings for that if someone wanted to walk me through it, but that's not the main reason I need help. I am the "admin" and have the "admin" password on the laptop.

First off, the laptop can see the hardware (ethernet card) when I insert it, but the connection is NOT showing up on my Netgear router that is connected to my Comcast Cable Modem (which is currently working on my MAC and how I'm typing here). When I go to set up internet connection on my laptop, I'm pretty clueless as to what to do (obviously not dial-up). I've created about 2 new VPN's, but nothing works. I don't have wireless, but I did have a wireless card that was able to get me onto the internet a few times (presumably mooching bandwidth which I don't want to do), so I know it can work or at least should work with a correct card set-up. I don't know if the hardware I bought is bad, the internet connection is just not set up correctly and/or why my router is not even seeing my second computer.


Answer:Connect Dell Windows 2000 Laptop via cable modem using a router and PCMCIA LAN card

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I recently bought a Nintendo DS for online gaming, and so when I couldn't get it online (Error code 52100, Nintendo's site not helping) I tried everything. Last week, I typed my own IP into IE and got my router page, then seen "Turn into Access Point" or something meaning change, and then it asked me to type a ???.???.???.??? style number into the IP box on that page. So I did and then it came up loading in top right hand corner. I waited and nothing so I F5'd it, then I lost my connection.

Then for a week I could only get internet (Wired) on my Xbox and neither Wireless nor Wired on anything else. But a few days ago, I read the customer support (MS, the one preloaded on the computers) and it said something about changing your IP settings, so I followed those steps and found my computer only wanted to use the DNS ___.___.___.___ the underscores being blanks. So I made it revert to what it should be with a reset button or whatever it was and now I get my Wired connection back on my Laptop.

But still when I hooked everything back up, no internet or network light on my wireless router.

Sorry for blabbing, but I really need it and after also recently buying an iPod Touch, really would like my Wi-Fi back.


Answer:Belkin N1 Wireless Router & Scientific Atlanta (Virgin/Telewest) Cable Modem problems

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





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I am having a cable internet connection at my home and connect to internet using PPPoE.
when the cable guy came to my home he got me connected to the internet on my PC, and that's working still now.
but when i connect the same ethernet cable to my laptop it gaves me a error 619, i called them they said that it is working fine.

is there any way i can connect my laptop to same ethernet cable, and i don't have a wireless router, and don't want to buy one. so is there any way i can use same ethernet cable without using different accounts on two PCs.

one of my friend suggested me to try cloning MAC id, but i am not sure does this work?

Answer:Solved: cannot use my ethernet cable on my laptop

that sounds like a vpn error. If you are connecting straight from your router, you shouldn't need to use vpn, just connect and go.

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Hey there about a year ago I got my Laptop fixed due to my power jack was no taking power. Well since then I can not connect via Ethernet cable, at first it was not a big deal due to I only use wireless mainly but now I am curious.
I have attempted to connect an ethernet cable to my laptop, I found my LAN network but it keeps saying "unplugged" with a big ol red X. I cannot think of way to fix this other than go take it to where I got it fixed. But thing is if they broke it when they fixed my jack then I am worried they will screw me over and have my pay for a whole new one. If it helps I did call them a week after they repaired my jack to tell them I couldn't connect with ethernet cable so I doubt it would be on record.

here are my DX diag

Answer:Solved: Ethernet Cable problems

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Hello! I have a new room mate and just like with the last one we tried to put up the dlink router in order to connect to the internet. However, were experiencing problems when it comes to setting up both our laptops and to get valid ip addresses. all we ever get is 192.168 etc. but not the one I get when I connect to the internet directly thru the modem. (83...

I know it previously worked with my old room mate. We also tried to reset the router but still nothing. I seriously do not why it does not work. my roomie cant even get an internet connection when he tries to get connected to the internet thru the modem directly (its an acer) we tried also to enter the ip i receive when am directly connected to the modem manually on his laptop but it does not work since I understand that the router should give us 2 different ip addresses and we should both receive this lease thingie. (and we actually checked that we did receive 2 different ip addresses last night after we reset the router)

Is it his acer? is it the router? Please help! were really down with ideas now

Answer:Solved: connecting 2 laptops thru a router to the modem to access the net-worked prev

The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.

Note that the wireless encryption and channel selection will have to be done after the basic wired connection is established, the first step is to get wired connections working.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

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

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

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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Answer:Solved: Laptop not recognising ethernet cable!

Realtek PCIe FE Family ControllerClick to expand...

this is the ethernet controller
Personally I don't think it's a problem with the cable or ethernet plug as I have tried with friends' cables and switched etcClick to expand...

has your friend tried to connect to the port and used your cable and been able to connect

can you give us some information - is this just a LAN socket in a room that you plug into ?
What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

do a tcp/ip reset

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7

Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on the screen ):

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

Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter

ReStart (reboot) the machine.

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Hi all,

I have a notebook Compaq CQ60-302SL (Vista Home Basic SP2) connected by cable with a Modem-router TRUST 14954-02. The network adapter on the PC is a Nvidia Nforce 10/100/1000. The PC has also a wireless network adapter, but I don't use it and it is not enabled.

Starting one week ago, my Nvidia nforce network adapter is not connecting to the router after PC boot (the RJ45 connector on the PC shows a steady green light and no flashing yellow light; the yellow light instead is flashing when I succeed to connect).

I have to uninstall the driver from Control Panel and reinstall (often two or three times) before it will get connected. I have also tried to unistall the driver from "Installed Applications", reboot the machine and let Windows find the network adapter in order to install the driver, and sometimes the PC get connected. At the next boot, no connection again.

When it is not connected, I have a red X on the network icon, but in Network configuration the status is "Enabled". The card recognizes that the network cable is inserted (there is "cable disconnected" when I actually disconnect the cable from the PC, and when I reconnect the cable the status is "enabled" but again with the red X on the network icon); the notebook thus can not communicate with the modem-router (i can not connect via IE to my router at - no page found error.).

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Answer:Solved: Nvidia nForce network adapter not connecting to modem-router at boot

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I'm trying to connect my laptop to my lg tv, via a rgb output. i have plugged in a monitor cable into the back of the tv where it says rgb in. i have then connect this to my laptop and pressed "fn" then f4 so the screen flickers. however my laptop screen isn't going on to my tv. i know this way works because i have tried it on another tv albeit a samsung and it has worked perfectly but i just can't get it to work on the lg. i have adjusted the screen to all the different pixel sizes and tried each one but still doesn't work. i wondered if any had experienced these problems and has found a solution any help will be really appreciated!
thanks for reading

Answer:Solved: connecting my laptop to tv using a rgb cable

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I have a cable modem attached to a network (router, cascaded to other routers - different vendors routers but it works / to attach 10 computers). The PCs use a lot of data/bandwith part of the day and works well, generally, but the cable modem sometimes has outages and its important we get network working again. We have no IT support. So thank you in advance for any direction you can provide.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi i have a compaq laptop and for some reason my laptop doesnt connect to my router and internet wirelessly it can only connect successfully through an ethernet cable. When trying to connect wirelessly i am getting a local only connection. Any ideas??

Thanks. Lee.

Answer:Solved: Laptop connects through ethernet cable but not wirelessly?

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Cable Modem Model: SMC8014
Linksys (Cisco) Wireless Router Model: WRT400N

Cable Modem Info:
DHCP is ON with range of

Router Info:
Auto-configuration - DHCP
DHCP routing is OFF, assigning static IP's

I've done a lot of testing, some of these scenarios may seem weird so that's why.

1. When I turn DHCP on for the router and stop using static's, I get no conflicts between the modem and the router. But I thought with both attempting to assign IP's, that would create a conflict?

2. If I set the router's ip to, in an attempt to place it in the same subnet as the modem, then it breaks the connection between the modem and the router. One can't ping the other, I tried using each's onboard diagnositic utilities (ping). Yes (please don't ask) I did save the changes, reboot, etc etc. Am I missing something? What do I need to do to get these two guys on the same subnet and be able to communicate with each other, the internet, and the intranet?

3. On top of the above questions, I'm trying to use port forwarding on both the router and modem. I just need to know how to forward one port for one IP through the router and have it continue through the modem. I'm running a HTTP port checker to see if the port's open and it keeps coming back closed. I think this problem is related to #2 because the modem won't let me assign port fowarding schemes th... Read more

Answer:Solved: Multiple Questions. Cable Modem SMC8014 + Linksys Wireless WRT400N Router

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Your advice would be most appreciated - and please bear in mind I'm technologically limited so treat me as a 5 year old with the advice


I previously had BB connected to a laptop. I've just changed ISP and bought myself a new laptop. The new ISP has provided me with a Netgear router so I connected the laptop initially via Ethernet and now wirelessly. Everything is currently working perfectly.

The Issue

I now wish to hook up my Desktop via Ethernet. It doesn't yet have an Ethernet port but I'll be buying one tomorrow. I want to be able for both laptop and desktop to surf simultaneously. I'm not too fussed about having the ability for the two computers to talk to each other unless this is simple to achieve - or happens by default. Both PCs are fully firewalled, virus/spam protected etc.

The Solution ?

This is purely guesswork - feel free to criticise, amend, suggest and point out blindingly obvious omissions

1) Install the PCI Network adaptor to the laptop + update drivers as necessary.

2) Disable firewall/virus/spam protections etc

3) Connect to broadband via Ethernet

4) Re-enable all protections

5) Any comments about the ability of the two computers to network is gratefully received. For instance, do I need to do anything to set the network up or is this achieved automatically through installation of the new connection. Will I be able to perform tasks such as requesting a print through the laptop to print via my wired conn... Read more

Answer:Solved: Connecting a Desktop via Ethernet and a Laptop wirelessly

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