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Wireless notebook & ethernet

Question: Wireless notebook & ethernet

Hi - I just bought a notebook with built-in wireless mobility. I have Road Runner as my ISP on my desktop unit. Is there any other equipment I need for sharing my Internet connection with my notebook?

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if its even possible. I have a laptop with wifi and it also has a ethernet port on it, could I be connected to the internet via wifi and then send that internet out of the laptop's ethernet port to another device to give that device internet?

Answer:convert ethernet port on laptop to wireless ethernet bridge

yeah, it's called Internet Connection Sharing if you're running windows.
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It's a strange problem...I'll try to explain it the best I can. I've got a notebook that I recently bought a Belkin PCMCIA network card for. The first time I plugged it in, I installed the drivers and it worked like a charm. It worked all the other times after that. But last night, I was over at a buddy's house and I hooked his network cable into my laptop and the lights lit up on the router and on the dongle to show that it was indeed connected, and even the computer told me it was connected, but when I went access the internet, i got nothing. After a few minutes of messing around, I finally switched slots that the network card was in and it worked fine. Problem solved...or so I thought. DIdn't mess with it until this morning. I get up, turn it on and try to access the internet and no beans. Same thing happens, it all says it's connected, but can't access anything. I switched slots, still nothing. I've uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them, I've rebooted, checked my settings, nothing seems to be screwy. So this is my last attempt.

I know my network connection is fine because I'm using the same network cable, just plugged into my desktop now. So I guess my question is, 'can you think of anything that might be going wrong or have you heard anything about stuff like this happening'. If so, it would be much appreciated if you could share it with me. Thanks for anyone who can help or try to help.

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Answer:Notebook won't connect (ethernet)

this has happened to me before. it has nothing to do with your computer, its a server problem. there's nothing you can do except wait it out by waiting a week and it will be back to normal.

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I have had this Laptop (Dell Inspiron r14 on Windows 7) for about 3 years now. I bought it slightly used, and I have never been able to get the ethernet port to work properly.
Wi-fi works great.
I have tried different networks (i.e. moving to a new house), different Ethernet cables, and installing/updating drivers.
I even splashed water all over it, warranty replaced nearly everything, so I don't think it is a faulty port.
I posted about it in a few forums years ago and never found a solution.
Now I just moved to a new apartment and need to plug in to my modem router to set it up.
I brought it to a shop here, but I live in Taiwan and my computer is all English (I'm American). My Chinese wasn't good enough to translate every little thing, nor good enough to properly explain my problem.
Any ideas? I'm willing to try anything, even if I have tried it in the past.
Thanks in advance.
Note: I wasn't implying that a I splashed water on it TO get warranty service, it just happened.

Answer:Notebook Doesn't Detect Ethernet

First I would try to install the correct driver (and I don't know which that one is but there's a guy on here who probably will)
If the port is physically no good, then I would suggest a USB network adapter like this:

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HP 15 Notebook PC upgraded to Windows 10 is having Ethernet connectivity problems. It goes off and on repeatedly

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Hi all, i recently bought HP Notebook - 15-ac179tx on Dos platform, and managed to install windows 7 ultimate  i g nearly all Drivers on the Hp driver site , but ethernet driver is no where to be found. Can someone help me please. thanks in advance.

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Answer:Help Ethernet Driver Required for HP Notebook - 15-ac179tx

Hi: You need this ethernet driver... This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. File name: sp71268.exe

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I installed WLAN driver and wifi is working fine.  But, where can I find the LAN (Ethernet) driver for this HP notebook? Links??[  <<All Control Panel Items > Network Connections > ] i.e. <ncpa.cpl> only shows two connections as below: 1. Bluetooth Network Connection2. Wireless Network Connection That's it. 

Answer:Couldn't find Ethernet Driver for this HP notebook.

Hi: I don't see the ethernet driver listed on the W7 driver section for your notebook. You need this ethernet driver... This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

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Anyone can email me this or give me a link please ?
I purchased this one in America, and forgot the CD with driver.
The model is this one:
10/100 Fast ethernet notebook adapter


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Hi all, sorry for my english, I have a problem with the B590 notebook with windows xp and I can not find the driver for the ethernet controller and then run the ethernet connection, however the wireless connection works perfectly. thanks to anyone who helps me

Answer:notebook b590 driver ethernet windows xp

Hello and welcome,
I don't see an XP NIC driver for your laptop in the matrix
You'll probably have to go direct to the chip manufacturer.  Looks to be Realtek.  Go to Device Manager and get the hardware IDs for your NIC.  That should enable you to figure out which chip it is.  Then try Realtek for a driver.

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Are you guys aware of a single pci card that offers the typical ethernet connection as well as a wireless one? I'd like to have the option to connect to either and I don't want to get two seperate cards. Any info is appreciated, Thanks

Answer:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

I don't think you can do that but I would go wireless. :bounce:

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I have a laptop with Windows 95 and would like it to get an ethernet connection so I went to CC and got a Nexxtech ethernet notebook PCMCIA adapter. REalized at home that It doesnt support Win95. Any way around this?

Answer:Ethernet Notebook PCMCIA Card on Windows 95 Laptop

Nope, you will prob. have to go on eBay to find a PCMCIA card that supports WIN95.

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hp pavilion ts 15 notebook. when i plug the ethernet cable in it does not work but the wifi does. i updated the bios to 19. still not working. I tried loading the driver it say not found. i checked it in bios to make sure it is turned on. any ideas?

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Need Acer notebook Aspire 3610 ethernet driver. Downloaded all drivers from Acer support, but could not find driver to make my ethernet connection work. Closest thing to a driver was their Lan driver but it did not have an application file (exe) to install the driver. Thanks

Answer:Need Acer notebook Aspire 3610 ethernet driver

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Have an existing XP network with a Linksys 5 port workgroup hub. Puled the RJ-45 out of a working station and plugged it into the RJ-45 jack on the Vista Notebook.

The Vista notebook sees the hub, and can get internet connection through the XP desktop on the network, but neither computer can see the other.

A message tells me that IPv4 connectivity is enabled, but that IPv6 connectivity is limited.

Both computers are sharing everything, and both users have accounts set up on both computers, with password protected sharing on.

Why can't either computer see the other?

Answer:Adding Vista Notebook to existing wired Ethernet Network

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I'm looking for a PCMCIA notebook PC CARD network adapter.

it is for an old tablet PC that doesnt have built in ethernet. I'm looking for one that has wifi and an ethernet jack on the same card. i think netgear used to make one but i cant find it anywhere.

does anyone know any model numbers for such a device?

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Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it?

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?

Answer:Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

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I put in netgear wireless llb pcmcia card in my compaq running xp

The driver seems to be OK and the computer recognizes the card

It says wireless network not connectec

when I try to connect or try to view wireless connections
I get message windows can't configure the wireless network

When I tried to follow the instructions on the microsoft site,
and tried to run the program it said to run to let windows zero configure the network It couldn't find the program

What if anything can I do

Unfortunately I can't connect the computer to the internet without the wireless as I'm out of town, typing this in now at a library computer, which right now is my only occasional access to the internet until I get this straightened out.

Answer:can't get wireless to work on notebook --message windows can't configure wireless

Chances are that when you installed the Netgear driver and utility you told the utility that you wanted it to manage the wireless. Its icon should be in the Notification Area--double click on it, go to the Network (I'm going from memory here) tab, find the network you want and connect to it.

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I have a Toshiba laptop running XP Service Pack 3 with a Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter WPC54G ver 2. Can I connect to a wireless N network with this adapter. Reason im asking is i can connect to the N access point/router but can't connect from there to the internet.
Also if I had a wireless-N adapter can I also connect to a Wireless G network?
Any help greatly appreciated.

I have connected to other wireless g networks but this is first N network i tried to connect to.
Message i get when trying to connect to n network i get limited or no connectivity.

Answer:Solved: Wireless G Notebook Adapter to Wireless N

you should be able to connect as they are backward compatable

So a wireless B adapter (which I have in my laptop) connects to G or N

I suspect there may be other issues

What else is connected to the N router and does it work ok onto the internet

Do you have secruity enabled on the router, if so take it off and try without secruity enabled

it may be a firewall on your PC is blocking you from connecting

Try the following
Ipconfig on Vista
Vista does not handle permissions the same as XP.
Locate the command prompt short cut in your start menu. Right click it, choose run as administrator, then try the ipconfig.

If you want to always have the command prompt run with elevation
Right-click the command prompt icon, choose Properties
Select the Shortcut tab
Click on Advanced
Check Run as administrator

How To Open Command Prompt From Right Click Menu:
Just hold down your Shift key and right-click anywhere on your desktop, in a folder or on a folder to open Command Prompt. The current location of Command Prompt will depend from where you open it.


its important to do all the ping tests

1) Ping the default gateway
2) ping by the name
3) ping google using IP address

all details below
ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply he... Read more

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I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 4 port wireless broadband router with 2 x wireless laptops that can see each other and share files fine. I also have a PC which is hardwired to the router. All 3 machines have an IP address from the range I configured and all 3 machines can access the internet. The problem I'm having is that my hardwired PC cannot see the workgroup I have set up so therefore it can't see the 2 wireless laptops. The 2 wireless laptops can see the hardwired PC but cannot connect to it to view the shared folders.

I have switched all firewalls off, changed lots of config in the router, reset it to default, rebuilt my hardwired PC, pulled out some hair, changed network settings all over the place but just cannot get the hardwired PC to see the workgroup.

Any suggestions anyone ! !

Answer:! ! ! ! ! Ethernet Can't See Wireless ! ! ! ! !

Well, as long as all three are getting DHCP addresses from the same network, then the router isn't to blame, so, get it configured and leave it alone.

You say you've setup a workgroup for the laptops. That desktop machine also needs to be a part of that same workgroup. Then, you need to have the same username and password combination on the three machines, and then the desktop should be able to share files with the laptops.

And you definitely want the firewalls disabled until you get things working.


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I have a PC with wireless connection to the Internet (PCI wireless card). Is it somehow possible to use the Ethernet port (NIC) to PROVIDE network access to a device? (such as a D-Link internet camera with ethernet connection).

Thanks for your help!


Answer:One wireless, one Ethernet, can I use both?

Using Client OS (I.e. Not a real server like Windows 2008) you cannot use two Network Cards (does not matter wire or wireless) that are connected to the same Network (I.e. same Wireless Router/switch etc.).

You can use both only if they are configured to two subnets (Two independent Networks).

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I've just moved into my Halls at uni in London. We have to use a CAT 5E ethernet cable to connect to a socket in the wall. When we open a web browser we have to enter a username and password to be able to go online. I was wondering if there is any bit of Hardware which i could plug into the ethernet wall socket which would then broadcast that ethernet connection as wireless and if so if it is possible to protect the connection so others cant use the WIFI.


Answer:Ethernet to Wireless, is this possible?

When we open a web browser we have to enter a username and password to be able to go online.Click to expand...

That probably means that they want to restrict usage to one computer per connection and do not want wireless networks set up. So, please check with the IT department before doing anything, as it's not very hard for them to detect violations.

On the assumption that you will not attempt this unless it falls within the rules, you can use a Wireless Access Point (WAP). Use encryption, preferably WPA2-PSK, AES, but at least WPA-PSK, TKIP. Use a passphrase that cannot be guessed and does not include dictionary words.

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I just installed a wireless card. but i want the Ethernet to have priority over Wirless how can i do that?

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

It should do it automatically when an ethernet cable is plugged in.

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I am with o2 and use their wireless router. I have used it wirelessly for the last three years because it was too far away from my computer. I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and the internet connection strength at the bottom of the screen shows up to three bars (normally only two).
This morning I managed to connect to the router using a 5 metre ethernet cable and the strength has gone up to four bars.
I can't see the difference. A speed test shows the same speeds 2.6 down 0.7 up.
Would I be just as well off being wireless? What difference does the strength from two bars to four bars make?
I would appreciate your comments please.

Answer:Wireless or Ethernet

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Here's something that is causing massive loss of hair.....

My PC is connected to my router with a wireless card. I also connect my PS2 to my PC using an ethernet connection (the ps2 is "modified" and I use this connection to play music and video thru the ps2 to the TV).

Everything works fine with one exception. It seems like the wireless is not getting a DNS. To obtain one, I have to disable the ethernet card, connect to my AP, then enable the card. If I lose my connect with the AP (which happens sometimes, it's on the other side of the house and the signal is a little weak), then when it reconnects I have to do the whole disable/enable thing.

It's not a huge deal, but I do like my stuff to work properly and usually things like this are not problem for me, but this one really has me wondering. Anyone have any ideas?

Here's my ipconfig /all if that helps. What's odd is the ipconfig is *exactly* the same when I can connect and when I can't. So maybe it's not a DNS issue, but something else. But I am unable to connect to any web sites until I disable and re-enable the ethernet card.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HAL
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

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Answer:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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I have a PC with wireless connection to the Internet (PCI wireless card). Is it somehow possible to use the Ethernet port (NIC) to PROVIDE network access to a device? (such as a D-Link internet camera with ethernet connection).

Thanks for your help!


Answer:One wireless, one Ethernet, can I use both?

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So I just bought myself a new laptop (hp dv6910us) and I'm enjoying it thoroughly but I have a very basic question about what to use in terms of internet. In my apartment, I can easily connect to the internet through my ethernet connection or through the wireless. Both are smooth, fast connections. In terms of increasing the lifespan and battery-life of the computer, should I stick primarily to connecting through the ethernet or through my wireless connection? I have an Atheros AR5007 802.11 b/g WiFi adaptor and my processor is an AMD Turion X-2 TL-60 2Ghz with 3.00GB RAM. Running windows vista 32 Bit. It's a general question, not a pressing issue so answer at your leisure. Thanks.

Answer:Wireless vs. Ethernet

Not sure if anyone has ever bench marked something like that. But my gut feeling is that the wireless would draw a little bit more power but I have no evidence to back that up.

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Is there such a thing as a 5 Ghz Ethernet card, or is just 5 Ghz wireless?

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

No - 2.4/5 GHZ refer to the wireless frequency.

Ethernet comes in two speeds mostly - older 100 Mb/s (100 megabits) or more modern 1000 Mb/s (1 Gigabit). Of course, these are usually much faster than internet speeds even for slower 100 Mb/s unless you have amazingly fast broadband.

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My local vet's PC uses the ethernet port to connect to Vetcomm through a router. Until now, normal internet access has been through dial-up. He now has broadband. I fitted a wireless USB adaptor which installed OK, but won't connect to his new BT router - it shows as 'disabled' and won't let me change to enabled.
I'm sure it's a settings issue, but never had to deal with a similar situation to this.
Grateful for any thoughts.

Answer:Ethernet OK, but no wireless

I believe that you have to enter the configuration pages of the Home Hub to enable the wireless.
This article should guide you through it.
This article explains how to log onto the Home Hub.

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Hi there,
I'm having troubles with our new router. I can connect via ethernet but not through wireless. I'm certain it's an issue with my laptop, as I've managed to connect several other devices without any problems. Any help would be appreciated as I've tried everything I can think of.

Below is the result of "ipconfig /all" with the ethernet cable connected.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\WYN>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-CD-F0-BD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d91f:81b7:31ff:4ac1%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 August 2012 10:36:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 August 2012 10:42:13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

Answer:Ethernet Yes, Wireless No?

Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
Over the last couple of years we have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and mainly on windows Vista.
We have seen just a couple of issues on other windows operating system, windows XP and windows 7.

Windows XP:- A driver update has resolved the issue
Windows 7 :- No conclusive results for a fix

The wireless adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.
If you post back the make and exact model of the router - we can advise how to disable the wireless security

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver."

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section,

If you post a reply here with the Make and EXACT model of your PC, along with the windows version you are running. we will see if we can find a link to the driver and will post a reply with the link here.

--- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved t... Read more

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Is there such a thing as a 5 Ghz Ethernet card, or is just 5 Ghz wireless?

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

No - 2.4/5 GHZ refer to the wireless frequency.

Ethernet comes in two speeds mostly - older 100 Mb/s (100 megabits) or more modern 1000 Mb/s (1 Gigabit). Of course, these are usually much faster than internet speeds even for slower 100 Mb/s unless you have amazingly fast broadband.

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Hi,I would like to know wether I could change my present USB Wireless connection to the ethernet connection.At present I am on BT Home Hub Box connected with a "2WIRE" USB wireless.All is OK but I find using my webcam my picture freeze's upnow and again and my last word spoken repeats about ten times.I think it might be better to use the ethernet wire as I now have the Home Hub box closer to my P.C. I would like to just change over rather than have to re-engineer the system in case I want to change back,any help would be great.Sam Gee

Answer:Wireless to ethernet

You could just try sticking the ethernet cable in and removing the usb. If it does not work you will have to run the setup cd again. If this cause problems you can always run system restore to put you back where you were.

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The office setup is wireless. When the printer throws a wobbly we're stuck until the support chap arrives. (They're good but busy.) There is an old Xerox machine which is not connected to the PC and is used for copying only. I checked the manual for this printer, online, and the connection to the PC is given as enthernet. I don't suppose it's as easy as plugging in an ethernet cable. Is it possible to connect this printer and use it in a wireless setup?

Answer:Wireless and ethernet

Depends on the model of the Xerox, the operating system and availability of drivers. I suspect that you may be able to connect it to the router by ethernet (not to the pc) and then use it. Are you sure that it is ethernet to pc?

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So my wireless works well and fine, but the only problem is is that it disconnects time from time and i'm trying to download a 15 gb file that has no resuming capabilities. I want to use my ethernet connection rather than my wireless, but the ethernet (local area connection) isn't showing when I go to Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center/Manage Network Connections. I only see Wireless Network Connection. I have a router and a modem. the router is a linksys cisco. And my cable modem is linksys wrt45 or something. How can I fix this? My other two computers are using the ethernet cables fine.

Answer:Wireless but no ethernet

Download and run VistaForums SysInfo Tool (Select All and export to a file) on the laptop you're having trouble with, and upload it.


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I'm having problems connecting my PC via ethernet cord to the internet. We just got cable today and one of our PCs has a wireless card, when the other one doesn't. My computer is the basic one with the specs in my profile. It only has a dialup modem. I don't know if I have to configure something to the router or modem, but when my computer is hooked up to the router(the internet still doesn't work then) all other computers on the network won't connect to the internet.

Any help will be appreciated!

Answer:Pc not getting wireless through ethernet

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Hi, I have a Pavillion dv7-1129 wm laptop. With Windows Vista Home Premium ... Amd Turion (tm) X2 dual-core moble Rm-72 2.10 GHZ...Ram-2814... 32-bit Operating sytem
Can anyone provide me with the drivers for the Wireless and Ethernet connections

Drives for a Realtek RTL8101 Family-PCI -E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)


Answer:Ethernet and wireless

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My BT HomeHub is in the same room as my PC and I have a wireless card.
I can also connect my PC to he hub using an ethernet cable. Which is preferable, also would one allow faster downloads over theother.

Answer:Ethernet Vs Wireless

A wired ethernet connection will always be more reliable than a wireless connection. In terms of speed, this is likely to be most significant in a Local Area Network where files are transferred between computers.
As far as the internet is concerned, unless you have a broadband connection of about 50Mbps, your connection from the computer to the router will always be much faster than your download internet connection, so wired or wireless makes little difference. Having said that, if you are running more than one computer "wirelessly", the available bandwidth is shared by them, unlike wired connections where each will have the full speed of the router's network switch, usually 100Mbps.

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Simple question,

I have a Wireless network in my house, in my garage i have a workroom, with a 5port hub and no wireless cards. If I buy a wireless bridge, can i plug it into the hub and bind it to my network, to allow computers to be plugged into the hub and get an IP?

So in essense want to take a wireless source and convert it back to ethernet in a specific location

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet

I believe so. I have looked into doing this in my living room for my ReplayTV and future media server.

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should I enable the wireless when I want to use the ethernet, my wireless works fine, but when I try to connect with ethernet, either no connection or connection drops after a short time, It is a dell desktop with windows xp,with netgear switch, and comcast modem,with mac airport, I need to get my ethernet high speed working that I pay for. PLEASE someone help

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

If I am going to use ethernet for an extended time I remove an external wireless adapter or switch an integrated wireless off. But that's to extend the life of the unused component and to save the battery if on battery. If you are using a PCI wireless card with the desktop then disabling it is probably the best you can do. But that is not going to impact your ethernet usage, so it is really your choice.

Please show the following for when you have an ethernet connection and for when it has dropped ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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Hey all im new here, and this is my first post.
First of all I have a DSL connection through my provider. I then have a NetGear FM114P wireless firewall/print server (router ) attached to the modem.

My computer is currently hardwired through the ethernet port in the FM114P router with two other computers connecting by WiFi.

What i was thinking, was loosing the ethernet cord and turning this computer in to a wireless connection like the other two, but if i do will i loose speed? This computer currently gets between 700-950 kbps., depending on traffic.

AKA foufymaus

Answer:Ethernet -vs- Wireless

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I need to know if this can be done. The situation:
Desktop has a integrated 10/100/1000 ethernet port.
-Apartment the owner lives in has Free Wifi for all residents.
-Desktop has no room for wireless card, is under warranty, and owner doesn't want to crack the case.

Is there a device that can be used to plug into the Ethernet - to a "hub" of sorts, to transmit wirelessly to get the free Wifi signal? (so internet browsing is possible upon this particular PC without voiding warrenty or paying for seperate net...)

if so... link examples or provide exact names. I am getting mixed results with Google.

I know some USB wireless devices are available for this - but those can get pricey, and the owners don't really have any open USB (so a hub would be needed on top of it... which is more money and probably more expensive in the long run.)

Answer:Ethernet to Wireless...

USB wi-fi would be the easiest and cheapest solution. Otherwise you would have to run an ethernet cable from your computer to the source router or a router picking up the signal - which doesn't sound like an option either.

Do you really not have ANY free USB ports?

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i have got a [email protected] G-Gateway which plugs into the back of desktop pc through the ethernet socket. i also have a laptop that has a wireless card built in it.i have set it up so i can run BB on my laptop through the gateway and also my desktop can access BB because of the ethernet cable. My desktop doesnt have wireless card.I wanted to know if i can get the two pc's to see each other on a network, this is so if my laptop is being used inanother room they can see what i am doing on my pc and vice versa and i could also swap files between the two of them. I have tried to set up a network using the XP wizzard but it says that a network cable is disconnected from my laptop so it wont connect to my pc. i know that it is disconnected cos i want to use the gateway to talk to my pc through the wireless.can anyone help please?

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

You might get a better response by posting this thread in the Networking forum!If I understand you correctly your set up should allow you to Network in the way you want. You'll need to make sure the Desktop and Laptop are connected to the same Network - i.e they are on the same named network. Run the Network wizard on your desktop and note the exact names you enter, then select 'make disk' option at the end and place the disk (could be a USB Stick) in the Laptop and run the file created by the Desktop. You will have needed to select File/Printer Sharing when you first ran the Wizard.If you go 'Show all connections' and right click on the LAN card you can select 'Properties' - this tells you the protocols you have active (Client for MS Networking, File/Printer Sharing, TCP/IP).Finally check which files you have set for 'sharing'. Never share a whole drive on a WiFi network!Good luck!

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hi, i am using a wireless connection but to play bf2142 well i need a wired connection. i have got an ethernet wire going from the wireless router to computer, and it works [i disable the wireless connection and i connect to the web through the wire]. but i want to use my ethernet wire as my PRIMARY way to connect to the internet, but still want the wireless connection active for my computers upstairs to connect to the web.

does this make sense?

is this possible?

thank you


Answer:using ethernet instead of wireless???

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Hi everyone

I dont really know whether this is really relevent, but I was just wondering. If I have both ethernet cable and wireless on one computer as 2 networks. Can I join up both of them to increase my internet speed or somthing. I tested both of them seperately and the ethernet cable was much faster than the wireless. My router is next to my computer. Can I have some tips. I will be putting some screenshots later.

Thanks in advance

Answer:What can you do with both ethernet and wireless??

Quote: Originally Posted by mw2

I tested both of them seperately and the ethernet cable was much faster than the wireless.

Surprise, surprise...

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This is, perhaps, an extremely silly question, easy to answer as the Techguy says! I have been using a desktop with Ethernet LAN (Landline) for years. Now, I have a Dell Studio 15 Laptop with Wireless output signal. My question is, How do I connect the two, so that I can use the Laptop too through my land-line broadband connection? Do I use just a wireless router in between? Any type of Wireless Router, or, any specific type? Do I need to change anything in my desktop LAN setup?

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet LAN

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (273 GB Free); E: 5 GB (0 GB Free); F: 143 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, H67MA-E35 (MS-7680)
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus

I used to access my home wireless with a Netgear N150 Wireless USB adapter. The device still works, because I use it for Roku, but my computer can't access the wireless network with it. As a replacement I installed a TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N PCI adapter (TL-WN851ND). That hasn't worked from the start. During the course of trying to fix the problem, I changed at least 10 different settings, and none of them worked. Now, I've lost track of all the changes I made. What I want is to erase all of the previous settings and connections and act like my computer is fresh out of the box and has never been connected to the internet before. The TP-Link is what I want to use. Not knowing as much as everyone else on here about computers, I am assuming that the Netgear and TP-Link aren't the problems, and it is instead something with my computer. Is there some type of checklist I can go though step by step to see exactly what the problem is? I don't know if there is physically something wrong with my computer that I can fix by buying a... Read more

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My W8 PC is connected to the Wireless Router by Ethernet Cable, the PC also
has Wireless connectivity; is it possible to connect to the Router with both at t
he same time and if I do will that improve internet speed?



Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

Your internet speed is determined by your provider and the package you have, it is irrelevant how fast your connection to router is as long as it is at least a little faster than speed to the provider. So you can not change the internet speed above what provider gives you.

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A little confusion here - When I log onto my Verizon router page (that thing), I show many menus but the following 2 have me a little confused. One says "network connection" type is: Ethernet - I do have a yellow cable coming out of my Actiontec router to the pc so I get that. Another menu says "wireless settings" and this says "wireless" which I have set to WPA and the mode is 802.11g "only". Is this system wireless or ethernet or both? I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point.. Am I all set with this configuration? (knowing I have to buy a box of some sort, Roku or Apple or something) and if I do have a wireless connection, can I connect the two without cables running from one to another? Hope that is all clear. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Ethernet or wireless?

Is this system wireless or ethernet or bothClick to expand...


you have a wireless router - and so you can connect to the router with a cable as you currenty are doing and other devices PCs etc or your PC can also connect with wireless
I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point..Click to expand...

someone else will need to answer the netflix service

from what I can see on the website
you can watch via a PC
Can I also watch instantly on my PC or Mac?

Yes. Simply press Play on any TV episode or movie to instantly watch it online on your Internet-connected PC or Mac.Click to expand...

so you can watch directly on your PC without any other device - and then if you have your PC video output connected to the TV you should be able to watch on TV via PC

whats the make and model of TV
- what outputs do you have on the PC video card ?
- what inputs do you have on the TV

if you have HDMI on both - then you should be able to use that - although for some copyright materials you will only be able to display on the TV and not two monitors

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In my house i have a desktop computer connected to internet broadband via ethernet cable to a virgin set top box. I have bought a laptop and want to set up a wireless connection for it. If i want to do so, can i continue having my desktop connected via ethernet aswell as a wireless cable router?thanks belta

Answer:set top box wireless and ethernet?

Try getting a 4 port Wireless Cable Router, the sort that gets its input using an ethernet cable (not the more common ADSL Modem Router type)By plugging your existing ethernet cable from the Virgin box into the routers input WAN port then connecting to your desktop from one of the routers output LAN ports using another ethernet patch cable (routers usually come with at least one in the box) after that all you may need do is access the router setup page and turn on the wireless part but the manual will explain how to Cheers HC

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My notebook is wireless and is great. However, I want to lend it to a friend who will not be using it wirelessly but needs to access the internet via a lead. She is on broadband ADSL. How does she go about this? Do I need to disable the wireless network before giving it to her?


If it is not going to be used "wirelessly" then, yes, disable the wireless adapter.How she connects with a wired connection depends on what she is connecting to:- a wired connection to a router would just be a matter of connecting by ethernet cable, setting the "Local Area Connection" to get its IP address automatically and she'd be online whenever the router was connected to the ISP.- if using a USB ADSL modem, the modem's drivers would have to be installed in the laptop along with any ISP software required to get online.

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Question: wireless notebook

Can someone please help.I have networking at home 2 pcs.Broadband connection & router.Have bought my daughter a laptop with wireless Belkin notebook card.How do i set up the connection.Thanks in advance.

Answer:wireless notebook

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

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

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I have never used a wireless internet connection/computer before. My 'new' (used) notebook has some wireless capabilities that I've never had before.

It has some sort of built-in Wi-Fi detector as well. I started its Wireless Connection Wizard but stopped. It did go as far as asking to use WPA or WEP, neither of which mean anything to me.

I am looking for a brief outline of what it can do and what I will have to purchase. I'm not going to use it at home, just in coffee shops or libraries that seem to offer free wireless.

Here is what its got, I know its dated but anything wireless is new to me:

Dell Latitude D620 Notebook Computer

Display Type: WXGA Liquid Crystal Display

Screen Size: 14.1?

Memory Type: DDR2

Memory Size: 2GB

Memory Slots (Total): 2 - 1 slot under keyboard

Memory Slots (Filled): 2

Memory Slots (Available): 0

Maximum Memory Supported: 2GB

Memory Type: DDR2

Memory Size: 2GB

Memory Slots (Total): 2 - 1 slot under keyboard

Memory Slots (Filled): 2

Memory Slots (Available): 0

Maximum Memory Supported: 2GB

Capacity: 60GB

HDD/SSD Drives Included: 1x 60GB

Drive Types: Hard Drive

Drive Bays: 1 HDD

Processor Brand: Intel

Processor Class: Core 2 Duo

Processor Type: Dual-Core

Processor Speed: 1.83GHz

Processor Number: T5600

Gr... Read more

Answer:New to Wireless. What does this notebook need?

what type of router are you using to access the internet with?? is it a wireless one??
Make and Model please and then we will be able to set you up and give you a run through of how to do it for yourself, wep,wpa,wpa2 and wpsk are security features that prevent other users from using your connection, once we have the make and model of your router this can all be sorted out for you.

iain.t :major

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Question: Wireless Notebook

Hi, I am thinking of buying a notebook and would like to connect it to the internet wirelessly. I am with NTL cable Broadband as my ISP. Could anyone tell me what I would need to do this and is it fairly straight forward as I'm a bit of a novice.

Answer:Wireless Notebook

Try this page on the competitions site for guidance click here

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I'm using a 2nd computer in the same room to type out this post.
Both the wireless and ethernet are not working on my primary computer.
When plugged in with an ethernet cord, I get a limited connectivity sign,
and when using wireless, it shows that whenever I try to connect, it fails to connect as well as limited connectivity.
Before, it was working fine, but some viruses started to mess around with the internet and registry keys, but I believe I have cleared almost all of the malware, if not all of it.
The last time I was able to connect to the internet was May 20th, I've neglected this computer for a while, and now the antivirus programs (Malwarebytes, Comodo) are out of date.
When I look at the wireless or ethernet connection status, there are 0 packets coming in or out and the ip address it attempts to connect to is
I've attempted to reset the modem and router, and set a manual address for it to connect to, but none of that helped.
What more information should I post, and what should be my first step to solving this problem?

Side note: Also, I've finally managed to accrue some money since I have a job now, but I don't remember the moderator that helped me last time, any way I can find out who he/she was? I'd very much like to thank them with a donation.

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet not connecting it appears to me that you never responded to the last questions from Myrti, I suggest that you send a PM to her...and then finish the topic above.In the interim, I am closing this thread to prevent any conflicts/confusion which might be caused.Louis

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Hey everyone,
I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop A305D-S6848
I previously had Vista on it and now I have installed XP SP2 on it...
Everything in the laptop seems pretty good...
I have installed mostly every drivers I had to install, but the wireless won't work and so doesn't the Ethernet port work...
when i connect the laptop to the router through the ethernet, it doesn't connect to the internet...
The local area connection thing is missing too in Network Connections...
Any help would really be appreciated...

Answer:Ethernet and wireless not working

and welcome to the Forum

You need to load the driversfor the LAN and wireless cards . .

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My old Westell DSL modem died, and Verizon sent me an Actiontec model GT704WG. I have two desktops, both connected to the modem by ethernet cable, and a laptop, which uses the wireless capability of the modem. This worked fine with the old modem (until it died). I connected the cables to the new modem exactly as they were connected to the old modem. I'm now browsing happily on the laptop (i.e., wirelessly), but the desktops cannot connect to the Internet. Strangely, when I go to on one of the desktops, I get the setup page for the old modem rather than for the new one, even though the old modem is now sitting in a box. The status of the lights on the modem is as follows:

power - green
DSL - green
Internet - green
ethernet - not lit (all four of them)
USB - not lit
wireless - green

All computers are running Windows XP, SP-2.

How could wireless be working, but not ethernet? Usually it's the other way around!

Do I, perhaps, have to connect the modem to one of the desktops by USB cable? My understanding is that it's not necessary. If it is, do I need a driver from Verizon? They did not send a CD with the new modem. Is the driver available on the Internet somewhere?

Thank you!!

Answer:Solved: wireless OK, but no ethernet

ethernet - not lit (all four of them)Click to expand...

I take that to mean the ethernet ports are bad (have you tried them all?) or the cables are bad.

This may be the correct user manual:

Try the USB port unless your computers are:

"Note: USB LAN port is not supported with Microsoft Windows
NT 4.0, Windows Vista 64-bit, or Mac OS."

That unit is a modem/router combo. The USB port is not to the modem part; it is a special LAN port, so no driver or special software should be needed.

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I am having real issues with both wired and wireless connections. Basically, I don?t have either all of a sudden. One day my system was fine, the next nothing. I have searched and carried out all the obvious and non-obvious ideas but have got nowhere. I have even been out and bought a new Netgear WNDA3100v2 and NIC. Everything is recognised by Windows but will not connect to the internet. Please can anyone help. I suspect and fear that it is a Windows problem and that I will have to reload the OS. (Win7 64bit)

Wired and wireless issue
ISP: Talk Talk
Connection: DSL
Modem/Router: Netgear D6300
Anti-Virus: AVG 2014
Windows IP Configuration

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

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Answer:No ethernet or wireless suddenly!

Any suggestions anyone?

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A friend brought over a computer for me to remove a virus, after checking out the computer found that the OS was hosed. So backed up data, and put a fresh istall of XP pro on the PC, legal copy not bootlegged. Couldn't get ethernet working, figured since he did have a several nasty viruses, I'd flash the BIOS, and right 0's to the drive just to make sure no nasties were still on the machine. All said and done, reinstalled XP Pro, on an Emachine T2862. Installed drivers. Installed a pci 3Com ethernet card, with the right drivers. No ethernet, cant get an IP, tried using a good static IP didn't conect to the internet, couldn't ping the router. Plugged in a Linksys wireless usb adapter, grabbed an IP right away. Tryied plugging the ethernet in, ethernets get IP's now, unplug usb and ethernet stops working. Plugged usb back in did all of the windows updates, including hardware. Tried Ethernet with the new drivers, still doesn't work. Tried Winsock fix, tried XP bat fix. Any other suggestions, I'm stuck.

Answer:New install no ethernet, but can get wireless

What patch level of XP are you using? If this is SP2, the classic WINSOCK patch is not correct.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

Let's also see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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

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SInce I bought the HP Pavilion Notebook T1E85EA#A I have suffered from unreliable wifi. I had put this down to my router however I have replicated the issue on another connection/router. The wifi always shows as connected but the throughput seems to stop. I cant acess any web pages, cant access the router and unable to ping them command prompt as well. After a while it will suddenly start working again albeit the page loads will appear slow at times. Today I decided to try using ethernet as well however I have found this has exactly the same problem. Some of the diagnostics I have tried are as follows: Alternate connection method (ethernet)Alternate broadband connectionManually specifying tcp/ip settingsUpdating drivers (no new drivers found and the ones installed are from 2015), Tried from the HP software, windows update as well as in the device properties. Restoring windows back to factory spec but the issue continues. Is there anything else I can do to rectify the issue or should I send it back to HP?

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My ISP has supplied a Thompson Gateway router with wireless and 4 Ethernet ports. I connect to the internet from my desktop machine (Windows XP) via Ethernet.

My new Fujitsu Esprimo Mobile V6555 (Windows XP Professional) connects to the internet via wireless. I swapped to using Ethernet for a couple of days but when I wanted to use wireless again I failed. I tried lots of things but eventually did a “restore” to a date prior to the use of Ethernet and all was well again. I experimented and can now swap between the two PROVIDED I disable the wireless connection before plugging in the Ethernet cable.

I can understand the Fujitsu not being able to use both systems at the same time but was surprised that having them both connected should then disable the wireless connection requiring a “restore” to get it back. I contacted Fujitsu and got the following response:-

“You should always be aware of whether you are connected to the wired or wireless network, and use only one network connection at a time. Your laptop can also be connected to both networks simultaneously, which can cause network instability, slow connectivity or confusing the OS!”

I would like to occasionally “network” the Fujitsu to the desktop machine using a spare Ethernet port on the router. This would only be used for basic exchange of files, no sharing of printers or scanners, or opening a file from one machine in an application running on the other, just very basic file exchange.

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Answer:Mixing Ethernet and wireless.

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I'm stumped. My R40 Thinkpad wireless works fine but my wired controller in back keeps saying "network cable unplugged." All drivers re-installed, no yellow marks in device manager, TCP set to "obtain automatically," no viruses or spyware detected. Tried two cables, same result. Tried installing from Intel and Lenovo drivers, no luck. What did I miss? Thanks. 

Answer:R40 Wireless but no wired ethernet.

I got same issue though my wireless card dont start too.

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Hi all,My ethernet connection keeps being dissabled and I don`t know why, is having the ethernet cable really necessary or is the Wireless Router alright without it.My signal strength is excelent, is there any reason why I can`t leave that cable dissabled.I`m running Vista P/Win 7 dual boot.Many ThanksRussell

Answer:Ethernet Cable with Wireless

Wired or wireless,its up to you.

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I was reading this thread on the steam forums and I know I have a realtek ethernet nic in my pc. I also have bad performance in tf2

My pc is connected to the internet through my wireless network though, which makes me think the above fix wouldn't work for me. Am I right, or does my wlan card interact with the realtek ethernet nic?

BTW, I'm posting here because most people on the steam forums don't seem to know what their talking about, at least when it comes to hardware.

Answer:Solved: Wireless through Ethernet NIC?

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Hello all-

I am at my family's vacation home. For several years we have stuck to using dial-up here, part of the whole isolation thing you know, but recently decided to upgrade to the most basic DSL. I set up the connection and connected the modem (Lynx L-220) to a wireless-b router (Linksys BEFW11S4) and everything was working great for about, oh, maybe an hour. It started getting unbearably slow, worse than dial-up. So I connected to the router with an ethernet cable and it's fine, most of the time. I then disconnected the ethernet and surfed wirelessly, and it was also fine. So the wireless only would work properly if I had just used the ethernet. ?????????? That's odd.......

I tried pinging a few sites on ethernet and wireless to see what happened. I opened Firefox, tried loading a page (of course it wouldn't) and then typed ping in command prompt. It timed out a few times, then get a reply and, low and behold, the page suddenly started loading. Now I'm really confused. The internet works sometimes, the wireless works sometimes, and the ethernet works sometimes. ?????

I'm certainly planning to call tech support, but as that is a big thing to attempt, I thought I'd post here first and see if there is anyone out there who perhaps can help me.


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Answer:Wireless fast only after using ethernet...

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Hi friends,
i use my laptop mainly with wireless network,
i wonder if there is a setting to disable wireless network auto. when Ethernet cable plugged in (and vice versa)?

*without 3rd party app's


Answer:wireless & Ethernet conflict

What conflict are you having?

I run my laptop wirelessly most of the time as well but occasionally connect a Ethernet cable and everything works fine.

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My Operating system crashed yesterday and I had to reinstall it, thus deleting everything off of my computer, including my configuration for wireless internet.

I installed the wireless adapter (Netgear WG111v2) like I was supposed to, I put the most up-to-date drivers for my computer to use the adapter as well as for the adapter to operate. It detects signals just fine, but when I put in my network's WPA passcode, my adapter gets stuck in this loop of "acquiring network address" and then dropping it and "acquiring network address" again. This baffles me because the code has worked on other machines.

Then, when I tried to connect my computer via ethernet cable, not only would my computer not connect to the internet, it's not even showing ethernet connection as an option in my Network Connections.

I really have no idea what to do at this point. Can anyone help me with this?

Answer:Can't connect to wireless or ethernet

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Hi all
Im not compleatly computer illeterate but basically if something goes wrong im buggered!

latest problem is that I was connect to orange broadband (live box) with numerous problems, the main one being that i could only connect using ethernet(?) after numerous phone calls they sent me to or something to that effect and had me change a few things around and hey presto it worked.

problem is I then moved and am now trying to connect to my very unhelpful flatmates O2 wireless box ii. and am back to only being able to use a cable to connect. I tried the previous address that orange gave me but im guessing it only works for them as it wont even display the page now.

i'm pretty sure the problem isnt the O2 box as my flatmate and friends have no problems connecting and i cannot connect to any wireless networks (macdonalds WiFi included lol)

so where do i go from here?

Answer:Solved: can use ethernet but not wireless!

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im currently in rented accomodation and the internet is via a wired ethernet cable. i am not admin on the network. but im interested in a quick way to make a small wireless network using the ethernet so i can use wi-fi in my room.

looking for a cheap, simple option.
i have a bt voyager router available to me if that helps?
but i assume there's a small device you can buy that will transmit a short range wireless signal and work as the exchange between me and the network.


Answer:Ethernet to Wireless - non admin

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Hello,I am currently having issues with connecting to the internet. I am using a T60, machine type: 2623 D6U and running Windows XP. Yesterday, I updated my Thinkvantage software, then immediately performed a backup of my computer using the Thinkvantage software.  After that, I tried to use the wifi and it would not even search for any surrounding networks. I then plugged in an Ethernet cable and again it would not connect. I have tried downloading driver after driver, but nothing will work. I meant to uninstall wireless card and then install it again after reboot. I rebooted and was able to get wireless through Windows network connection, but not thinkvantage. I checked device manager and my Ethernet network was gone, so I may have accidentally uninstalled that instead. I rebooted again and when went back to device manager, the Ethernet was back. Once I found out wireless was working I tried a Thinkvantage System update again, and noticed I could update my Ethernet. I clicked to download and install and an error came up with "was not able to download package" or something very similar.  So currently, I have wireless available through Windows, but not thinkvantage and no Ethernet is working.  Any suggestions on how I can get this working properly again? Network cards in device manager: Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network ConnectionIntel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection Thanks for your help! 

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet Issues T60

Hi there, Make sure you have this 4 drivers and software extracted to the drivers folder. 1) Thinkpad Power Management driver ( current version 1.60 )2) Intel WIFI driver ( current version 13 )3) Lenovo Access Connection software ( current version 5.5 )4) Lenovo Hotkey features ( current version 2.23 ) You can get them here Sequence:Uninstallation 1) Uninstall Thinkvantage Access connection - do not reboot2) Uninstall Intel WIFI sofware from Control panel> Add/Remove Programs3) Reboot the Thinkpad and make sure that the Wireless card remains as an unknown driver in device manager Installation 1) Install Thinkpad Power Management driver - reboot2) Install Intel WIFI Driver - no reboot required3) Install Thinkvantage Access Connection software - reboot By now the WIFI issue should be resolved4) Install Lenovo Hotkey feature to compliment the Access Connection software - reboot CheersProcom 

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Hi. I cannot connect to my wireless internet, however I can connect when using my ethernet cable. I don't usually have problems connecting to wireless and my other roommates are using the wireless without trouble, so I believe it is my computer. Help! Thanks!

Answer:Can connect with ethernet but not wireless

Here is the support and driver downloads site for the Acer Aspire 4720Z laptop/notebook.

I suggest you add and save this site in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can readily refer to it when needed.

You may need to reinstall or update the driver for the wireless device.


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This problem has confounded me.

1) Bought a new wireless router (it's a Corega CG-WLBARGNH router...I live in Japan).
2) Set it up fine with another laptop. On that laptop, both ethernet and wireless work great. On my HP Pavillion dv 1000 with Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg...ethernet connects great, but wireless will not connect. Note the following:
a) The wireless router shows up fine on my list of available connections.
b) When I click to connect to the network, my computer just endlessly tries to connect..."waiting for network" even though the router is in the same room with me and showing full strength on my list of available networks.
c) I am able to connect to other wireless connections fine (though they happen to be my neighbors' unsecured networks)
d) I have updated my driver (as well as rolled it back). I have checked security settings multiple times (the router company suggested this). I have even fiddled with settings I probably shouldn't have (with the configuration of my driver or TCP/IP settings)
e) I have tried repairing my wireless connection at which point it says "Windows cannot finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Connecting to the wireless network". How helpful is that...

Hey, any advice at this point...I'll try it. I've been struggling for weeks in my free time to get this set up. At this point, I have no idea what to try.

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Answer:can connet with ethernet but not wireless

Try removing all the stored wireless profiles and searching for and connecting. The fact that it's not asking for a key indicates you may have an incorrect key stored.

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Dear all,

I have read all (i think) homegroup topics here but none solved my problem.
Homegroup is working perfectly when both computer are connected to router by ethernet cable.

As soon as i unplug the cable from computer 1. None of the computer is recognizing the homegroup of the other.

I tried rebooting both computers. Leaving homegroup, rebooting create new homegroup >> nothing helps.

Both computer get internet, can connect to the router, both computer can see and share folders with each other via the the network sharing way.

Both ethernet & wireless connection show up as HOME NETWORK

I have executed the Homegroup troubleshooter on both computers No changes.

Any clues on this?

Many thanks!


Answer:HomeGroup OK via ethernet but NOT via wireless

I believe homegroup is tied to the network connection. Did you create a homegroup for the wireless network connection?

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i have had a bad relationship with at&t i'm getting really tired of it so i had the idea of getting verison, unforunetly they don't offer any service where i live, i saw an ad for verison broadband network, that comes with a netbook. i had the idea of getting that deal, and pay $30 a month rather than $100 for this crappy At&t connection. i though that i could could uplink/bridge the broadband and ethernet internet into our houses Ethernet/wireless router. i have been working on it with my computer, this is my set up. i have my wireless pc connected to the router. i have an ethernet port on the back, witch i have connected to another wireless wrouter, were a laptop then connects to that router, i know that sometimes the router won't uplink the signal, i have a fios router that has a WLAN connection aside from the Coaxe connection. both should allow incomming connections. so give me some guidence, i'll take anything. thanks for all your help, thank you.


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I have a Dlink Dir-655 Wireless Router. The two recommend cards are the DWA-552 and DWA-556. I wanted to know if I should go with any of these or another brand. Basically I want to know what would be a good wireless card to get for the Dir-655 router.

Also how do USB wireless card compare, is there a big performance difference?


Answer:Wireless Ethernet Card?

Check out this setup.

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I'm not entirely sure if an Ethernet Bridge is what I think it is.

For example: Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge

In a house with 3 laptops, a desktop, 2 wireless consoles, all in different rooms and 1 router.

If I buy a Linksys (or any) Ethernet Bridge, and run an Ethernet cable from my PS3 to the Ethernet Bridge, would I get a:

- better than wireless connection? (Like LAN perhaps?)


- a connection similar to a wireless connection even though an Ethernet cable is running from the bridge

What I'm asking is, does the Ethernet cable running through the bridge get me a better connection? Almost as if I was running the cable from the router to PS3.

Answer:Wireless Ethernet Bridge

What I'm asking is, does the Ethernet cable running through the bridge get me a better connection? Almost as if I was running the cable from the router to PS3.Click to expand...

No. It's still wireless based on the same technology (if you go with an 802.11g bridge), so you're going to be constrained by signal quality and the protocol itself either way. However you can use it to improve things if you use a newer 802.11n bridge (and AP) than the radio inside your PS3.

It's still wireless though and you may still have throughput issues if there's any sort of interference or congestion in the band.

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I recently purchased an HP Pavillion Elite 441F computer. Upon starting it up, I discovered that although my wireless connection works perfectly, I cannot connect via an ethernet cable. I have tried multiple ethernet cables that I verified the connectivity of using my laptop. When I plug in an ethernet cable, the port shows a green light and an orange light below it. My computer recognizes that an ethernet cord has been plugged in, but shows the over the eternet box on the taskbar. All drivers are up-to-date.

Thoughts? I appreciate any help offered.

Answer:Wireless fine, Ethernet not so much...

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Im sure this is something really simple but basically with my laptop i can connect to my router wirelessly fine but when connected via an ethernet cable web pages dont load although everything states its connected???
When you attempt to load a page the load bar starts to work in the bottom right hand corner to indicate its loading but doesnt go any further than halfway and never loads?
My security programme is ESET and have attempted disabling the personal firewall in the hope this may help but no joy.
Have tried another laptop connected up via ethernet cable and that laptop worked fine loading pages problem free??
To me this seems odd but could be relatively simple as it states connection, can be prooved to work fine on another laptop so it must be something on my laptop stopping it going any further??
Could anyone please lend some much needed advice pls? would be much appraciated

Answer:Can connect wireless but not via ethernet ?

Try these simple tests using the wired connection only with the wireless disconnected.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

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

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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I am currently getting my broadband using eclipse whom I am very happy with.I use a gateway (ZyXEL P-600 series Model p-660R-D1, I assume it is a gateway as eclipse sell something similair and call it a gateway). I have tried to split this before by plugging the ethernet into an old hub (netgear dual speed hub DS104). Unfortunately when I tried to run two PCs from the Hub when the 2nd Connection was made the 1st connection was dropped.Now I am trying to get a wireless router which also has ethernet connections. Do I need to get one that includes a Gateway or was the problem down to an old hub? I have quite a medium sized house so would need two antennaes I have been told. Would anyone be able to recommend any joint wireless /ethernet routers and do I need to get it to include a Gateway as well? Or might it be a problem with the internet provider.

Answer:Wireless and ethernet Hub/Router

When you connect to the internet with a Router, the Router *IS* the Default Gateway for any computers connecting to the internet through it. >>> I have tried to split this before by plugging >>> the ethernet into an old hub (netgear dual >>> speed hub DS104). Unfortunately when I tried >>> to run two PCs from the Hub when the 2nd >>> Connection was made the 1st connection was dropped.I would have thought that should work, although it might be necessary to use a Network Switch rather than a basic Network Hub. The way to check would be to see what IP address each computer connected to it gets by DHCP. If the first computer to connect gets your public IP address (as allocated by the ISP) then you are connected to a Modem and not to a Router. A Router will get your public IP address and allocate IP addresses to connected computers using one of the address ranges reserved for Local Area Networks, most commonly 192.168.x.x addresses.

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Hey is there anyway i could use my computer to get on a wireless network and then hook my computer up to a wired router and share the connection? id like to get on xbox live using my wireless.( its fast enough) thanks

Answer:Wireless to ethernet question

What is the nature of your Internet source?


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I am lookin for some advice on a networking problem. I have a hp pc connected to the net thru an ethernet cable with a wirless router from talktalk and vista os. I have an advent laptop connected wireless to the same router. Both recieve and connect to the internet fine. My pc can find my laptop and transfer files from it thru public but my laptop does not recognise my pc nor the printer on it, any ideas as this is driving me mad.

Answer:wireless laptop and ethernet pc

You cannot see Vista PC in network on the laptop, correct.
What is the OS on the laptop?
Can you ping the PC from the laptop by IP and Name?
Do you have a password at sign on for laptop?
If Vista PC has "Password protected sharing" on, you will need to set up an account on it with laptop's User name and password.
What is the exact make/model of router?
Make/model of both compuetrs?
What firewalls are you using on both machines?
Have you tried connecting with the firewalls turned off?

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Yesterday, due to an additional guest to our house, I had to up and move all of my possessions into another floor and section of my house. I have only one wireless device, and that is laptop. Other than that, I have

Desktop PC (windows 7)
Xbox 360
and a HP C5100 series printer
that all require an ethernet connection to my router... which is back on the other side of the house. I cannot snake a 60 foot ethernet cord to each of these devices. My router is an Apple Extreme bought less than 6 months ago.

How do I give my network devices internet access from across the house? Is there some wireless hub I can buy that translates wireless internet back through ethernet cords that I can set up over this side of my home?

Any questions for specification please ask. Thanks in advance

PS - If I buy a wireless card for my desktop PC, only a year old, would I be able to use that as a router in and of itself? It has extra ethernet ports on the back, so could I hook up my Xbox 360 to it and get network access for my Xbox or printer? Are there any steps to do that?

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet solutions

Hello and welcome to the forums.

There are many ways of accomplishing this, personally I solved this problem by employing an Ethernet over mains power solution using this; I find that it is almost completely reliable and you can easily stick a 4 port ethernet hub on the other end for all your devices (some of the more expensive versions have a hub built in).

It works by taking your ethernet signal and sending it through your houses power cabling and then receiving that signal at any socket in your house.

There are other options but personally I think this is one of the best.
In answer to your question about your WLAN Card being used as a router then the answer is yes.

You can set it up as an ad hoc network on any version of Windows or if you are running Windows Seven you can use this nice little program called Connectify which accomplishes the same thing but is much more versatile and easier to manage.

I hope this answers your questions.


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This seems to be a common problem but after trying all that is out there (repairing and reseting TCP/IP Winsock, random You-Tube videos) I'm stumped. Here is my info from my cmd's IP config when I'm online and when I'm offline listed after that.


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-3D-89-61
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::48a5:e32d:4169:1d0c%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 24, 2011 10:55:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 25, 2011 10:55:52 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268442994
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0F-F2-AF-24-00-1D-72-3D-89-61

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Answer:connect to ethernet not wireless

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(Before i start, i have checked multiple threads on this site about my problem but none atm have seemed to work, im sorry if this topic arrises constantly but i have done a search but my problem still presists.)


My problem has been going on roughly since i aquired the laptop but im sure that it isn't a hardware fault as it is both the ethernet and wireless adapter having problems.

My ethernet will disconnect usually once or twice a day usually an hour after the laptop has been turned on. After that it won't disconnect again.
The wireless internet will disconnect more often and it is random as to when it will happen.

The disconnection happens like this,
Unable to browse the web using any internet browser like firefox or internet explorer
Any online game i play kicks me from the server to a login screen (if the game has one)
However, the laptop still shows a stable connection to the ethernet/wireless. It will show the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark for a second then show a stabe connection.

Laptop Specs;

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Athlon II Dual-core M320 2.1 GHz
Wireless Adapter - Atheros AR9285
Ethernet Adapter - Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

So far i have tried;

Updating all devices,
Uninstalled the devices and re-installed,
Unistalled Anti-virus software,
Disabled Firewalls,
Changing Channels on the router,
Update Router firmware,
Reseting the router.

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Answer:Ethernet/Wireless Disconnecting.

This is the listing of errors in your event log (from DDS that I asked you to run)

04/08/2010 13:03:31, Error: Service Control Manager [7031] - The Apple Mobile Device service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
04/08/2010 12:52:38, Error: Service Control Manager [7026] - The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen
04/08/2010 12:52:25, Error: atikmdag [52236] - CPLIB :: General - Invalid Parameter
04/08/2010 12:52:17, Error: Application Popup [1060] - \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.
04/08/2010 11:58:33, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005] - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-5050... Read more

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I usually switch off the wifi at work when I plug the ethernet cable into the laptop. Was wondering who is at work when both are plugged in and turned on? I'm guessing the wireless connection takes over and is the method running. But that's purely guessing.

i wasn't sure if this topic belongs in the 'hardware' or 'software' heading.

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My daughter is at uni, in uni accommodation, where they have wired internet in their rooms but no wi fi. Is there something she can use so that she can set up wi fi so internet can be accessed in the communal kitchen area?

Answer:ethernet to wireless converter

This >
may be what she needs.

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Hi, At work we have 5 computers all networked together via ethernet cables. We also have 4 stand alone computers that we would like to network via a wireless network so that they can share a broadband connection. So far so good. Can we also connect one of the ethernet connected PC's wirelessly as well. Would this work or can't you connect via Ethernet and wireless at the same time? Ta, Dennis.

Answer:Wireless and ethernet question.

You have also posted this in the Helproom. Please don't keep two threads open.

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Hi. I got a wireless router but it needs to be connected to a modem via an eternet cable. My modem is usb. I have 2 questions:1. Because I am looking for a new broadband provider there is one who provides modems with an ethernet connection or 2. There is any small device or cable that allows a connection between an usb port and an ethernet port?....Thanks

Answer:Wireless router with ethernet but not usb

You will need a new modem - however most ISPs bundle a "free" ADSL modem with their broadband package so if you are going this route look at what's offered in the package

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Hi! My father has a wired ip camera in his shop for security (which incidentally is in wireless range of my flat). I have suggested that he ditch his broadband connection because the camera is the only thing that uses it and that I could connect his camera to my wlan. Am I right in thinking that a wireless ethernet bridge would be the solution? I have a Netgear dg834gt as my modem/router.If a bridge is the answer would this product suffice?click hereI would like to stick to netgear for compatibility issues.

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Hello, are we can make ICS with Ethernet and wireless at same time? If can, how to apply it?

Answer:ICS with LAN/Ethernet Card and Wireless

Hi crossnet,

Can you please explain what you mean by "at the same time"? A description of the desired setup would be helpful.


Windows Outreach Team

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Hello I have been having a problem with my ethernet work but wireless not. It basically says acquiring IP address then says limited connectivity. Im using a Dell Vostro 1520 laptop and a dlink router. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Ethernet works but wireless does not

You have no conflicting wireless managers installed try using only the Windows built in tool
Remove any unneeded wireless networks from your system.
Remove and re add your network back in, ensure all settings are configured correctly. Connect firstly with the cable and note down everything exactly. i.e. SSID, Security type, encryption type, security key.
If it still dosent work look into updating or rolling back the drivers for your wireless card.

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i have a computer that is connected to a domain.
i want to connect it with an usb wireless adapter.
the problem his that if i use the adapter i can't acess the domain because it's two different networks.

i'm working on windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
is there a way to work with both networks connected?

my computer is HP DX2300

and this is the specs:
GE115EA HP dx2300 MT PD-925 2x3.0GHz 2x2MB HT,1GB DDR2,160GB,DVD+/-RW,FastEth,WinVistaBusiness32


Answer:can Wireless lan and ethernet Lan co exist?

I dont think it'll work but if anything, make sure your IP address on each network is different.

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I am unhappy with my current wireless network. i am useing a Belkin 54g Wireless Router, with a MSI USB Network adapter. I only have one computer at this time that is wireless, but I plan on adding a Xbox360 soon that will need to be run Wireless. My signal really fluctuates and I get random drops. I was thinking that if I get a Wireless Ethernet Bridge I could move It alot closer to the wireless router giving me better signal and less signal droppage. I was thinking of getting the Linksys WET54G but I am not 100% sure if this will help or do what I want it to, if i understand correctly I can hook it up to a network switch and all the computers/Xbox360 hooked up to the switch can use the Bridge, is this correct?

Answer:Should I get a Wireless Ethernet Bridge?

Provided you have a means of assigning IP to the devices, yes it should work.

A more cost effective and flexible method would be a wireless router (one that could be modded a-la WRT54G series et al) and mod it with a 3rd party firmware would give better results. This is what I did. I have 1 wireless AP connected to my LAN and for extra devices where I didnt want, or could not run cable, I use a WRT54GS modded with DD-WRT firmware and use the WRT to act as either a wireless client on my existing 802.11x network or use it as a WDS node if I want extended wireless coverage in a certain part of my home. The 802.11x network is acting as an AP where my IP assignments are handled via my linux box router.

The only reason I suggest a router instead of that bridge is the cost. Even out of the box, I believe you can make the latest version of the WRT54G's act as a wireless client and they are under $50 new versus this $90 piece of hardware which I think is a bit more limited functionally.

BOTH will accomplish what you want to do. The router method takes more work, but you will get more functionality (built-in switch, better radio) but the bridge is simpler.

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