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Question: No ethernet or wireless suddenly!

Hello,

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

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Answer: No ethernet or wireless suddenly!

Any suggestions anyone?

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For the past year and a half, I've been using a Netgear N300 Wireless USB Adapter to connect my home-built computer (with Windows 7) to the wifi from the router on the floor directly below me, and it's worked just fine. But lately, for the past couple of weeks, often when I get up in the morning, my little networking icon in my system tray has insisted that there are no available connections, or that it can't find any because my ethernet cable is unplugged. I don't even HAVE an ethernet cable on this computer, and I haven't ever.

I have also noticed that it seems to have this problem during the daylight hours. No matter how many times I restart my computer or reset my adapter or physically go downstairs to make sure Dad hasn't bumped a wire, Dad's computer remains perfectly connected and functional while mine mostly just frustrates me. I get a pretty regular inflow of newsletters from various places, and when I wake up in the afternoon and my internet is down, my Gmail shows no new messages any later than 11 AM, and when my computer is magically able to detect a signal again and autoconnects, this magic seems to happen at around 10, 11 PM.

As an experiment, I plugged my old 2005 Presario (with WinXP) back in and hooked the adapter up to it, and it couldn't connect either. So I was sure it was the adapter so I went out and bought a new one, of the exact same model as my old one. And I'm still having this problem.

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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.
Posted via [H] Mobile Device
 

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I was just browsing the net when all of a sudden internet lost connection.
I am using Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition
I tried these solutions, but didn't work:
---reboot pc
---turn off the modem, wait 10 minutes and turn it back on
---ipconfig /release, /renew in admin mode
---built-in Windows troubleshooting
---updated drivers
---use different ethernet cables

I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works. I have tried wireless. It worked.
I have been using the connection for months and this is the first time it has happened.

Here is a screen shot of my ipconfig /all

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/200/64886220.png/
 

Answer:Ethernet suddenly stopped working.

I have tried wireless. It worked.Click to expand...

so your wireless works

can you explain the modem - make and model
why have you a modem if this is a college supplied network -
I contacted a floormate (I'm in college) yet his wired internet works.Click to expand...

the ipconfig /all shows various ips
169.233.26.22
169.233.27.254
192.168.1.1

You may want to try an open dns

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Google public DNS

Google public DNS
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/

Theres also a link on how to setup those DNS IP address
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html

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can you ping the following
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Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping 169.233.27.254
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping 192.168.1.1
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

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Ive been using my Sony Vaio laptop (windows 7) to connect to my uni halls internet connection by ethernet cable (and keysurf login) for months with no problems, now all of a sudden my ethernet cable is not being recognised. its not a problem with my connection or cable as other people's laptops work on it. and its not a problem with my hardware as my laptop works in other people's rooms. its just the combination of my laptop and my connection.

my friend did something along the lines of resetting the IP address, but not really sure what he did.
so i've done a full recovery of my computer, and this hasn't helped! don't know what else to try!
please please help, i've been internet-less for a couple of weeks and i'm ging a bit nuts.
oh and im not the most techy person in the world, so please keep it simple.

thank you lovely internet people!
 

Answer:Ethernet connection suddenly not working

Welcome to TSG:
I think my first suggestion would be to contact your uni's IT/Tech support folks and see if some settings tweeking might be in order for your pc.They can at least perhaps tell you if they see your attempted connection at all.Might be a good first start.
FYI:I think a full recovery may have been a bit of over kill.
 

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The last week, or so, my computer will suddenly stop working, even though I can feel the machine running when I touch the main switch on the computer and the light indicating the computer is on, is still litThe screen goes dark and I can only restart the computer by pressing the main switch until I feel the motor stop, and continue to press until the screen comes on again in the start up mode. I thought at first that it might be that I needed a new electrical power inhibitor, but it was only today that I noticed that the ethernet light goes off when the screen grows dark. Do I need a new modem? Why does this happen?

Answer:Modem ethernet connection suddenly stops, why

Why not diag the computer going off first?"The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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The Ethernet icon is suddenly missing from the network adapter section in Device Manager. I reset Windows 10 to no avail and Toshiba's online Yoko-help is broken to the extent I can no longer book a laptop collection.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi folks. I'm pulling my hair out trying to fix this.

My Windows 10 desktop is on a college dorm's wired connection. It was working 100% fine yesterday morning. When I get home from work hours later, it's an unidentified network with no internet connection. I tried moving the cable into my roommate's Win10 laptop, and I get the same thing.

Of particular annoyance is that I can't get the wifi to work either. On any other device there are no problems (aside from the slow speed). I can hold a good minute or two of connection to the wifi with the desktop before I start getting "we can't reach this page" errors from Explorer.

The wifi's not really reliable anyway... I'd just like to be able to submit my paper by Sunday evening when it's due. Any ideas? Particularly for an ethernet fix? A month ago when I called the dorm's tech support, it was about the wifi; my wall socket wasn't opened up to their network. They couldn't fix it, so I asked them to open up the Ethernet as a patch fix. It's been great until now.
 

Answer:Ethernet connection suddenly unidentified & no internet

may we see an ipconfig /all please
when the PC is connected to the Ethernet socket
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ipconfig /all

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

If you cannot access the internet with this PC
You will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
If you do not have another PC
Do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries​
For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
Use Windows + X Keys together and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.
Or Right click on the windows icon - bottom left hand side - A menu appears - choose Command Prompt (Admin)​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R
Now type CMD
Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

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Hello. I have wi fi in my home that is running fine. My phone etc is getting about 13 mbps for downloading and 1.4 for uploading which is normal for me. My desktop however had a virus issue and I had to take it to be repaired. It is repaired and I brought it home and hooked it up EXACTLY as it was before I took it to be repaired. It is hardwired directly to modem but it is only getting about 2 mbps downloading and .44 uploading. I called my internet provider and they tried to help but said everything looks good on their end and that it was a computer issue. The shop that repaired it is closed today and I am in the middle of a deadline and I NEED this fixed. it is an ACER computer so I called their helpline but because it is out of warranty they wanted me to pay $100 for them to tell me how to fix it. He suggested it was a setting on the computer that needed changed but I have been looking for HOURS and can not find the solution...PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:Ethernet Speed is suddenly way slower than wifi

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Hi,
yesterday night the computer was working fine and I didn't download anything
today morning when I opened the computer I found that it didn't detect any of my USB devices (including the mouse) nor the Ethernet cable nor the sound
I tried to do "sfc /scannow" but still nothing is solved
tried on safe mode but the devices still undetected there
when I tried to use windows repair the devices worked fine but I found that all restore points are gone and the devices stopped working again when I booted windows normaly
Now am scanning the computer for viruses but till mow nothing is detected and u doubt that there is any viruses
does anyone knows why that happened and how can I solve it?

I am on Windows 7 x64

thanks in advance

Answer:Windows suddenly doesn't detect USB, Ethernet, Sound!

Wow, that's odd indeed! Do you see them in Device Manager? If not, try and do a search for new hardware. Also, if your familiar with navigating the BIOS, make sure those devices didn't get disabled somehow. You may even want to try unplugging those devices, and adding them back to the system one at a time.

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Hello Everyone, Please help with my problem!!

My ethernet port has stopped working. When I connect my ethernet cable to the port, I don't see the normal green and blinking orange lights. I don't see the orange light on my Belkin router that comes on when my cable is connected to the laptop port. Most importantly, it was working perfectly 12 hours ago, last night, when I was watching a number of videos. I currently don't have any internet on that laptop (I'm on another one now), due to a known wireless card problem (it's physically broken), but I'll worry about buying a new wireless card later...

This ethernet port problem has happened before, but I usually just had to restart my computer and it would work again. This might mean that this is a driver problem.

I have recently downloaded a windows update for my ethernet drivers, but the ethernet did work after the update so I don't think that could be the problem.

After a bit of sleuthing here's what I know:

Under device manager my network adapters:
-Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
-Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (**this one wasn't there when I restarted a minute ago, I'm guessing it's the one for the ethernet port? It has a yellow triangle on it with "!")
--Although I don't have internet I have run the "update drivers" process from my computer.
--Driver Version: 7.12.1218.2009

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Answer:Ethernet port suddenly stopped working - HP HDX 16 Laptop

Hi Microcron and Welcome to MGs.

A couple things you can do to try to troubleshoot your problem.
Go back into Device Manager and right click on the adapter, choose uninstall and reboot. This could possibly reload a faulty driver installation.

You could also choose Roll Back driver (at the same location in Device Manager) to go to a previous version in case there was an underlying problem with the Windows Update driver.

You could also try a System Restore to a date before the problem date to see if anything else from a software standpoint might have changed that you are unaware of.
 

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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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My pc is windows xp an has service pack 3, the adaptor is realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC. I have 3 gig of memory and a very larg nvidia card. OK my pc has worked absolutely fine until this weekend when my sister came and her son was on my pc when everyone was in bed. He attempted to print of not less than 88!! pictures he had acquired from different sites but i had disconnected the printer so it didnt take place. When they left earlier today i switched on my pc and there was a virus alert so i ran a scan. These got put into the chest. I then attemtpted to close down the programmes that had come back up when i switched on (thanks to firefox) and this is when it happened. The pc told me it was going to shut down and when it restarted i had not internet connection. I checked the modem and the ethernet light is out. I have borrowed my friends pc and i have my modem and ethernet cable attached and everything qorks fine. Can you please help me? Also somehow i now have to put a password on my own pc to get in and luckily i used the one from my own account and thank goodness it worked. I did not set that up either!! lol i need help and i am just a beginner but i have some sense....i hope =)
 

Answer:Solved: ethernet suddenly not working after running avast scan!

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I am sort of having the same issue. All of a sudden my Ethernet controller driver stopped working since last week. Error #28 cables are unplugged which they are NOT. I am not able to download from the setup disks (why do they make it so complicated). My linksys 4200 works fine w Internet connection along with Voipo phone service. Both items are new for my Dell dimension 8400 (maybe it's dying). I've had connectivity issues with my printer along iPod and iPad synching / restoring issues which miraculously fixed themselves. Not this time with the driver. Please help!!! I am not able to connect to the Internet and I need my files. Thank you!!

Answer:[SOLVED] Ethernet Controller Driver Suddenly Sropped Working

and welcome to the Forum

Try reinstalling the newest driver . . You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number and download the drivers. Be sure to use IE and do not use the Dell Download Manager!

Just download the driver file, save it to a flash drive and and double click to install on the afflicted pc.

On the list of drivers, click on the driver file:



Then the download button here:

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Wifi suddenly stopped working, works with Ethernet cable, works with iPad and iPhone, but not with Sony Vaio laptop wifi.

Have spent hours on the phone with Internet Service Provider, who went through all settings and checked everything (checked CMD prompts and changed SSID, created new channels, etc).

I'm using Windows 7 and have McAfee. What could have caused this to suddenly stop working? How do I get it to work again? I have checked my wifi is still on, it still connects to the wireless modem router (D-Link), and at start up has a yellow triangle with exclamation mark inside, then that disappears and says internet is connected (on internet bars icon) but no browsing is possible at all with any of my browsers (chrome, Firefox, explorer).

Have disabled McAfee firewall, have restarted in safe mode, but nothing is helping.

Have tried on different wifi connections, with same problem. I restored to the last date I could use wifi and it didn't change anything.... Help please!
 

Answer:Solved: Wifi suddenly stopped working, but works with Ethernet, iPhone/iPad still wor

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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? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

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?
 

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I have a Dell Studio 17 with Vista and Wifi capability. I've had the computer for a year and a half, and I've never had a major problem with wireless connection before. Any problem has been purely because of a low connection strength or because I was in a classroom (I'm a college student) in which multiple people were trying to connect at once. Eventually it always worked.

I was home for the weekend and connected to my primary wireless connection and all of a sudden I lost connection and could not reconnect.

I tried restarting and shutting off both the computer and wireless router. I tried resetting the wireless router. I tried turning on and off the Wifi button on my computer. Still cannot connect.

I plugged in an ethernet cable into my internet directly from the router and it runs fine (that is how I am on the internet on my laptop at the moment).

I will not always have access to an ethernet cable when I go back to school later today and I have a project I need to research so I'm kind of in a rush to get this figured out. Also it's just so much easier connecting wireless and obviously I'd like this fixed.

Anyway, I read up on other people's similar problem and I don't know if I changed something or messed up, but now whenever i click to view Wireless Connections the router for my house has a red x next to it and says "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network."

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Hello everyone! So just recently I started experiencing a problem where I couldn't connect to the internet and when I would click on the little ethernet connection icon it would say "unidentified network". Upon trouble shooting it through windows' included troubleshooter, it came up with "troubleshooter cannot find the problem". So I began trying to figure out the problem myself.
Before I get too ahead of myself here are my system specs:
CPU: i7-2600 (non K)
GPU: EVGA GTX770 SC 2GB
MOBO: Dell Specific (XPS 8300)
RAM: 12 GB no name
BOOT Drive: Samsung Evo 850 500GB
Storage Drive: Seagate 500GB
OS: Windows 10
Before going further I'd like to point out that my rig is a frankenstein build beginning its life as a dell XPS 8300, thus I don't know the exact type of motherboard or RAM.
Anyway, I would consider myself normally pretty tech savvy, as I built my own rig and have done pretty much everything with it on my own. Here are all the fixes I've tried thus far (In no particular order) to no avail:

RebootSwitching cablesdisabling/re enabling ethernet card (integrated to mobo)running windows troubleshooterchanging drivers, whether updating and or downgradingdisabling IPV6opening a CMD prompt as Admin and running the following:

netsh winsock reset/flush dnsip confignetsh int ip resetnetsh in ipv4 and ipv6 reset reset.logBoot into safe mode w/ networking, no change occurredUninstalled my AV software (Symantec Endpoint Protection), no change
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Hello everyone! So just recently I started experiencing a problem where I couldn't connect to the internet and when I would click on the little ethernet connection icon it would say "unidentified network". Upon trouble shooting it through windows' included troubleshooter, it came up with "troubleshooter cannot find the problem". So I began trying to figure out the problem myself.
Before I get too ahead of myself here are my system specs:
CPU: i7-2600 (non K)
GPU: EVGA GTX770 SC 2GB
MOBO: Dell Specific (XPS 8300)
RAM: 12 GB no name
BOOT Drive: Samsung Evo 850 500GB
Storage Drive: Seagate 500GB
OS: Windows 10
Before going further I'd like to point out that my rig is a frankenstein build beginning its life as a dell XPS 8300, thus I don't know the exact type of motherboard or RAM.
Anyway, I would consider myself normally pretty tech savvy, as I built my own rig and have done pretty much everything with it on my own. Here are all the fixes I've tried thus far (In no particular order) to no avail:

RebootSwitching cablesdisabling/re enabling ethernet card (integrated to mobo)running windows troubleshooterchanging drivers, whether updating and or downgradingdisabling IPV6opening a CMD prompt as Admin and running the following:

netsh winsock reset/flush dnsip confignetsh int ip resetnetsh in ipv4 and ipv6 reset reset.logBoot into safe mode w/ networking, no change occurredUninstalled my AV software (Symantec Endpoint Protection), no change
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I need help, how do wireless suddenly poof.I downloade a windows virus checker and then I lost my wireless...do I need to get a new comp...just noticed that my warranty is not valid just recently..could that be why...No matter where can I get my lenovo fixed in Albuquerque, new mexico

Answer:suddenly no wireless

Just curious, you said you downloaded a Windows virus checker. What kind of virus checker did you download, does it have a name and from where did you download this virus checker?I wouldn't recommend to download such a program except to download from safe sources. Some of them actually give you a virus instead of giving you protection as they promise. There are pretty many fake antivirus software available and they try to trick you by telling you that you have a problem (like a virus) and give you a button to click to fix the problem. If you click to download and install that's when you get infected. Some of them can also give you the problem you describe to prevent you from going online to remove the threat, update your antivirus and so on. So there could be some infection like a virus, trojaner or another threat. Either way if this problem started right after you installed something i doubt this is a hardware problem and more likely a software problem and possibly some kind of infection. To contact Lenovo in your country you could go to this page:http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=LOOK-IWS#swEnter the type number of your Thinkpad (found under the computer, 4 numbers) and you should be given a list with phone numbers. -gan

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Ok, I have had a look at other posts that seem to have the same problem as me, and I did try to do the IPCONFIG/ALL thing first before posting, but couldnt find the computers ip address or any of the other needed info in what came up after I did that so I couldnt progress further. We have a netgear router with sky, which I have no problems with for well over a year now, and since tuesday I havnt really been able to connect. My mums laptop works fine with it still, she has no problems at all. I have tried restarting my laptop, doing a virus check, a disk cleanup and defrag, a system restore to a day before it stopped working, taking the sky wireless off my list of networks and reconnecting where I put in the security key. Also have restarted the netgear a few times. Sometimes when I open the networks box my wireless cant find any networks then will find mine and the others in my area, and then suddenly not find any again. And sometimes it will connect of its own accord, but within a minute or 2 will disconnect again. It never connects to the wireless if I open the networks window and click to connect to sky. I have a hp compaq presario v6000 running vista. Is there anything I can do to try and fix this, bearing in mind im not particularly technology minded. Thankyou.
 

Answer:suddenly cant get onto the wireless

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Here are the specs for my situation.
I have a 5-year old Toshiba Satellite notebook and she has a new Acer netbook. I have a direct Internet connection via ADSL modem. She gets her internet from my router.
Router: D-Link Wireless G Router, DIR-300
Modem: ADSL CPE
Windows XP Home
IP Address: 192.168.0.101
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.0.1

There are 8 wireless networks serving our area, with two specifically working in our condo building.
Both the local LAN and wirelss networks are connected to the wireless system on my PC thru a router. When I go to my girl friend's netbook in the next room, both networks(LAN and wireless) are disabled(red X's) and when I click on the networks screen, I get an error message: No wireless networks were found in range. What to do?
BTW, this happened a month ago and I forget which forum helped me. I carefully copied the instructions(which included typing in a new IP address)
to a folder and now I can't open the folder! I should have printed a hard copy, but deja vu is always 20-20..
 

Answer:Wireless Suddenly Ain't Working

Maybe this can Help.

My Wireless does not work - http://www.ezlan.net/wireless.html

Wireless Basic Configuration - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html

Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
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Average user here, so I'm sorry in advance for not knowing terms I should be using. My laptop is an EeePC, with Windows XP. I have McAfee 8.7i, Spyware Doctor, Malwarebytes, Comodo Firewall and Threatfire.

My wireless connection is automatic. I was working when I noticed that the wireless was turned off (red X on the lower right of the little icon on the blue bar with the Start button), but it was on when I checked (I work in another room). I tried manually connecting several times, but nothing happened. Thinking that it was the wireless that had the problem and not my laptop, I tested it out on another PC in the house. It worked. I tried connecting manually over and over, turned the wireless off and turned it on again more than once, which didn't do anything. I restarted the laptop and it was fine again, but I'm keeping an eye out for any disappearing connections.

What could have caused this? Help, anyone?

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Hello, I am a complete novice and therefore have no idea how to fix this (but I'm hoping it's something absurdly simple which I am just too ignorant to fix!)
I've been using an old Dell Latitude C600 laptop with XP and a Belkin 802.11g Wirless card. I've been connected to the internet fine for over a year when suddenly, last week, I started getting the message for "View available networks" "No Wireless networks were found in range - Make sure the wireless switch on your computer is on."

A friend came round with a laptop just to confirm that there still ARE several networks within range, and she connected no problem. But I have been unable to work out what has gone wrong with mine. Weirdly, in tinkering about, at one point I could briefly see several networks (but not the one I need to connect to), but now I am back to zero again.

The Device Manager says the Belkin card is working fine but if I click on the Belkin card it just says "Scanning" and has no data or statistics.

I have tried FN F2 which some forums suggest is a wireless switch for my laptop but this does nothing. There is no manual switch on the Dell C600. I have also switching on and off the Wireless Zero thing (which other forums suggest) but nothing changes.

The network diagnostic says
Wireless - Service disabled
Wireless - User SSID
action User input required:Specify network name or SSID
Wireless - Radio off
action Manual repair: Turn radio switch on
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Answer:Suddenly no wireless internet (anywhere)!

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I was playing a game online at a friends house, using their wireless, when all of a sudden my wireless died. I thought it was just their wireless but when i went home to connect on mine, i still had a problem.

I've tried turning the switch on and off to no prevail. When i go to connect to a network, my wireless detects nothing. I found an option to find the problem, and it told me my wireless was turned off, so i checked the switch and it was on. i also went to my computer and to device manager, and checked my network devices and they are apparently all working fine, so i really don't know what the problem is here. Please help...

also, i saw on another post that i should copy+paste what my what my cmd says when i type ipconfig/all

C:\Users\ownage>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-E8-35-51-6B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::814c:215:1b37:bc89%10(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.188.137(Preferred)
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Answer:Wireless died suddenly, help

Quite the mystery!!!

If your card was disabled or not working it wouldn't show up with this much information in the ipconfig /all report.

It also looks like you're on Windows Vista of some sorts since your home path is: C:\Users

Your Wireless card's network stack is also working. It's assigning itself an Automatic Private IP Address. (APIPA) That's the weird little address that you get starting with 169.xxx.xxx.xxx in the IPv4 Address line. Usually to me, it means that you computer tried to ask the network for an address but nothing was configured to respond to it. So it gave itself an address - which is mostly useless in this case.

I think, maybe, could you try to disable any firewall settings? (Just turn your firewall(s) to Off and test again to see if the problem went away.) If it goes away, then you know that some rule in the firewall is doing this to you. Do you have Symantec Anti-virus installed? Because I've seen that come with a firewall that screws up a computer on more than one occasion. It wouldn't be the right way to configure a firewall, but it might be blocking the broadcast responses.
 

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I have a lenovo 3000 N100 with Vista.  I had some problems with the wireless connection coming and going for awhile and took Thinkvantage off and have Windows managing the wireless now.  It stopped working suddenly.  I have tried the function F5 turn on...nothing happens.  Tried turning it on thru the Mobility utility--the option is not even possible there.  Tried rebooting, naturally.  The router works fine because my wife's macbook has no trouble.  Any ideas?  The card seems to check out fine when I check in hardware properties. Thanks Pete

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My wife's laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1501, had been working fine for a couple months (it's new) but today its wireless connection suddenly wouldn't connect. I'm not exactly sure what info is needed for this issue, so bear with me. Here's what I'm working with:

Laptop: Dell Inspiron 1501
Wireless card: Dell 1390 WLAN mini-card
Router: Netgear WPN824v2

I'd set up the wireless connection successfully a couple months back (using WPA-PSK [TKIP]) and her laptop has had no problems using the wireless since then. Then today she told me it just wouldn't connect. I got around the problem by disabling Dell's WLAN wireless tray manager and letting Windows manage the connection, but now her listed speed has dropped quite a bit. Before it was always listed at 56 mbps; now it's usually at 18 with spikes up to 24 to 32 mbps. Is there something I can do about that?

m19
 

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So I live in a itty bitty town where my only option is dialup and my neighbors are all old and/or computer illiterate.

I turned on my laptop and whadd'ya know, wireless connection available. low signal. Have never had a signal around here. Name of connection is "Linksys", so I'm assuming it's an individual with a home network.

I'm really curious as to who this could be. Is there any way to find out where it's coming from (w/out buying one of those wifi finders), or at least contact them?
 

Answer:wireless signal suddenly available but I'm in BFE....

walk around your neighborhood with your pc\laptop and watch the signal get stronger and zero in on it
 

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Hi everyone.
Since yesterday both my home PC and my work laptop (both completely independant of each other in different cities and both running Windows 7) have the same wireless problem: they can't automatically connect to their usual respective routers and when you bring up the wireless networks menu it displays all the available normal networks but freezes for 2 seconds then says "no connections available". I can't click on my network as it is frozen when it brings up the menu. This has suddenly happened to two independant machines on two separate networks on the same day after months of working fine and connecting to the internet automatically from startup. This leads me to believe it is due to a Microsoft automatic update possibly. Does anyone else have this problem all of a sudden?

Thanks,
Nick

Answer:Anyone else having wireless problems suddenly?

Have you looked to see what updates were installed?

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I've had an HP Pavillion dv4-2045-dx with Win 7 for about three days. Today I was not able to connect to my wireless network. Ran the diagnostic (Windows gave up), rebooted computers, router, etc. with no results. It gives me networks to connect to and will connect to a neighbors unsecured one, but not mine. This seemed to happen after a Malwarebytes scan when I removed some items, all of which appeared to be malware. Wireless switch is blue (on). Tried a system restore to no effect. This is a Belkin router, and my sons laptop is getting internet. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Wireless suddenly won't connect

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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.


PS: You bastard
"The Car: 2002 Porche 911 Conv. ; PES Tuning ECU ; Brembro Grand Turismo Brake Kit "
 

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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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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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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 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

Interesting reading here enter link description here

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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.

thanks
 

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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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)

Thankyou
 

Answer:Ethernet and wireless

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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

denny
 

Answer:using ethernet instead of wireless???

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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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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'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 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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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.

thanks
mausie
AKA foufymaus
 

Answer:Ethernet -vs- Wireless

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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.

Ed

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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 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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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:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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Hello,

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!

Johnathon
 

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

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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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A little confusion here - When I log onto my Verizon router page (that 198.xxx 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...

both

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
http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
you can watch via a PC


http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
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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Hi

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?

Thanks

Daniel

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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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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Hello,

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!

Johnathon
 

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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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. . . . . . : dlink.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dlink.com
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. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 August 2012 10:36:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 August 2012 10:42:13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

Answer:Ethernet Yes, Wireless No?

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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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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:

Connection-specific DNS Su... Read more

Answer:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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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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.

-Scott
 

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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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So, my desktop computer (which has connectivity issues on and off; it's been about a year since my last bout), started being real slow on the internet. I'm getting ~30k/s average, with spikes of around 100k and 0.3k. I was messing around with Ubuntu a bit (still earning; great OS, but steep learning curve), and tried out the shutdown command. As expected, the computer shut down. I quickly started the computer again (< 5 sec after power down). When the system came back online, it was very reluctant to connect to my router, and painfully slow network speeds (slower than it is now). I have rebooted, shut down for 5 min, and tried the wireless in windows 7; same result every time. Interestingly, the wireless was far slower in windows than in Ubuntu (figured I screwed linux up somehow as I'm very prone to do). The connectivity problem went away after the computer initially connected to the router, quickly connecting to it after every reboot (except for after having rebooted the router itself; that took a bit longer than usual to reconnect).I know it's on the desktop-side of the connection, because my Macbook has lost no performance whatsoever (~1.5m down, 300k up).My pings are still solid, but the bandwidth somehow is severely constrained.Quick hardware rundown: Router : D-Link DIR-628Desktop: MSI P-965 PlatinumD-Link DWA-552 (PCI) Windows 7Ubuntu 10.04Thanks in advance, guys.

Answer:Wireless network suddenly slow?

So, just to humor myself, I decided to test and see if it was the same problem as last year (PSU dying on me), and sure enough, as soon as I disabled the second monitor, the internet sprung right back to life as though nothing had ever been wrong.  Last year, my el cheapo 500W PSU started failing, and it took me a couple weeks to figure out, so I brought in the heavies and bought a 750W Antec   Now, about a year later, the new expensive Juicificationer 7000 is already failing? wth?Granted, I'm running a second monitor on a power-hungry video card (1x), and 3 internal HDD's, but that is EXACTLY why I bought an expensive name-brand PSU; to avoid PSU failures.Can I get some thoughts, guys? It seems a bit ridiculous to me that it'd be failing this quick; am I wrong, is this a fluke, or are these beefy PSU's supposed to be treated like princesses?

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I have a Netgear WGT624v3 router that I've been running for a few years now. We have 3 PCs that run wirelessly from it, and all of a sudden this afternoon, none of the PCs could connect anymore. They can all see the network being broadcast, but they won't connect. On one of the laptops, when I try to connect it, it says it can't connect because the network is shown as hidden. I cannot find any settings in the router that would hide the network. And as I said, all computers can see the network, and show it as a 100% signal. I changed nothing in the router settings, or on any of the computers, leading up to the problem. Since the problem started, I removed the WEP key protection from the network and reset the connection requirements on each PC, but they still won't connect.
 

Answer:Suddenly cannot connect to wireless network

Are you using Windows to manage the wireless connections? I'd try connecting letting the wireless adapter software for the card on the laptop manage the wireless connection. Sometimes windows can be hookie.

To change: Right Click on the wireless connection, select view available networks, under related tasks (on the left) select change advance settings, select the wireless networks tab, uncheck use windows to configure my wireless network settings.

NOTE: Make sure the adapter software is installed. Once you uncheck, press Fn and F8 at the same time to turn on the radio, the software (intel, etc) should appear.

If this doesn't work repost.
 

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Hello,

I hope this is the right section to post this under, but forgive me if I've gotten it wrong.

Recently I've been having a few problems with my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1318). In the space of two weeks it's had a new hard drive put in and a new version of Windows installed (apparently it was corrupted?). In the process of installing the new windows the repair shop I took it to also got rid of a few programs I had installed on the laptop, McAfee namely.

Since I've had it back (two days) my connection to the internet has been painfully slow, even though it's shown as having the full five bars. My connection is also much faster when I use my university's network so now I am unsure if this is a problem with my laptop or my wireless connection.

Any help would be much appreciated!
 

Answer:Internet suddenly much slower (Wireless)

it maybe your wireless connection

connect to your home router with a cable and see how fast that is
new version of Windows installedClick to expand...

was this just a re-install or a change ie windows XP replaced with Windows 7

lets see an xirrus screen shot
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the ... Read more

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I have used an AirPort Extreme base station for years, for my main Mac computer, and my Dell laptop and my children's two Dell laptops. My laptop is running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3, and suddenly, after updating Norton Antivirus (was told I needed to "fix" a problem), the laptop can "see" my wireless network, but cannot connect to it.

AirPort Utility "was unable to find any Apple wireless devices..."

I uninstalled Norton, removed the firewall, but I don't understand how the computer suddenly cannot find my AirPort Extreme base station.

The kids' computers are connecting just fine, as is the Mac. I can't figure out what happened or how to correct it. Any help is greatly appreciated. I am not tech-savvy, but I can follow directions. Thanks!

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I was reading manga until 2 A.M. on Saturday, and then my internet connection stopped.
It was working fine until then, I did not move the wireless router anywhere.. I was just sitting on my chair and reading.

It's been about 4 days.

I have a:
Linksys Wireless -B USB Network Adapter ( 2.4 GHz 802.11 ) model: WusB11v4

Linksys Wireless -G 2,4 GHZ 4 Mbps Broadband Router, model: WRT54G v.3

and a DSL Router
Model: A90 - 22001-04

When I check my network connections, it says I am connected, but I can't receive an IP address, nor can I even repair them. I receive a "TCP/IP" error, and so I'm unable to receive an IP address for the internet.

My Local Area Connection is able to receive an IP Address, but my 1394 Connection sends 0 packets, and receives 0 packets, and has no IP Address.

The DSL and Broadband router seem to work, because I'm able to use another computer downstairs. (I turned off both routers, and when I checked this computer, the one with the internet, it displayed showing no connection, and when I turned on the routers, I was connected to the internet.

I think my Wireless Router may have burnt out. I've had it for at least 4 years. But recently, when I was adjusting the router to get a signal of wireless strength, I waved it up in the air, I was able to see the "Strength Signal." But now I don't see anything. And when I connect to the internet, I can't connect to the Server.

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Answer:Wireless Network Suddenly Stopped

Hi Maruchan,

On your working computer, can you go to the manufactures site for your non-working (wireless not working) computer and download the latest wireless driver. Then save it to a USB and transfer it to the non working one, and run it. If you are unsure as to the driver, can you provide us with the make and model of your computer.

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Ok, we set up our satellite internet and our Dlink router today and finally got it working fine then I set up my laptop with a wireless connection. I followed the wireless setup wizard in Microsoft. Both connections were working simutaniously fine for about 10 minutes then all of the sudden the desktop connection stopped working. Now my laptop works fine and I get good connectivity but I get nothing with the desktop so obviously I am connected so it must be something in my network settings that isn't working with his desktop can someone please offer me some suggestions to try or did I not set this thing up right????
 

Answer:Wireless Network suddenly stoped

Read this and try the software recommended by Vigilante.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51929.html
 

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Hi,

I was accessing wireless network using my Compaq Pressario v6000 laptop.

But suddenly it stops responding to wireless internet and there is no wireless networking icon in network connections.

I have a computer which is able to catch the wireless signal but not my laptop.
Similar thing happened a week ago and it automatically got fixed now the issue is cropping up again.Donno what is causing this problem.The wireless switch in the laptop is fine.
 

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(Be gentle with me I am a middle aged lady not all that computer-savvy!)

My desktop PC is connected by ethernet to my D-Link G604T and I give my paying lodgers free wireless acess on their laptops.

This arrangement has worked perfectly for three years.

Now, suddenly, I am connected to the Net but nobody can get connected from their laptops.

The ONLY thing that has changed recently is that I did a reformat on my PC. That's all I did, I didn't unplug anything, just the simple reformat one does by putting in the Windows disk. Can that have caused this?

I've restarted the D-Link, and tried unplugging it, to no avail. I'm not all that brilliant with computers so I am now at a dead end.

Can anyone help?

Miss Wojtczak
 

Answer:Wireless suddenly stopped working

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i have... XP pro. my sister has XP home. we live in the same house, but decided to go with wireless because we didn't know how to wire the house.

i got netgear which works with aol.

for over a year, it has worked fine. both computers could talk to eachother, everything.

now, for some reason not only can we not see eachother's computers, but the wireless is going on and off intermittantly (sp). it will be fine for half an hour and then suddenly not be able to detect the network at all. i have been working between the two computers for two hours trying to figure out what is going on but it is driving me nuts.

they both have the same workgroup. everything says they should be running but then i turn my back and poof.

any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:wireless suddenly not working... sorta

ditch AOL.
plain and simple.

other than that, I've got nothin.
Monk
 

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I was using a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, which has worked flawlessly for me until now, when it suddenly stopped working. I was simply watching a video embedded in a webpage when it suddenly stopped late on the night of October 3rd (a few hours ago). I've downloaded or installed nothing. The mouse is in use 18 inches from the tower. It's plugged directly into the tower. Thinking I would reinstall the device driver I uninstalled it, but now Windows won't recognize my mouse at all. I hope this is the proper forum to be posting this issue. I would happily give any other information needed and I would be so grateful for help with this.

Answer:Wireless Optical Suddenly Not Working

This usually can be resolved in one of two ways. Either the battery went dead, or it needs to be reconnected to the wireless dock/reciever that's connected to your computer.

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here is the ipconfig info

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Mary Tatro>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mary-Dell-laptp
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : triad.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : triad.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A4-BA-DB-B2-FC-2A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd7f:848f:9921:2f35%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:51:30 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:51:29 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 245676763
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-3A-E4-13-A4-BA-DB-9C-88-95

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.18.47.61
209.18.47.62
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

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Answer:Suddenly lost wireless network

Hello meanasever,

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.

If you need help with that, see TSG Posting a Screenshot.

If running Windows Vista or Windows 7, the built-in Snipping Tool is useful for screenshots.
 

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I'm currently using a gateway laptop, windows 7 OS. My wireless adapter driver is Broadband 802.11n, with the version of 5.100.82.63.

My wireless was able to work previously, but now it doesn't work anymore. Direct wired connection doesn't work. I recently switched with a new internet service provider and a new modem but my wireless worked after the installation, but it doesn't now. Other people have been able to get wireless connection through this ISP.

I've tried using WPA, WEP, WPA2, troubleshooting my wireless problem doesn't work, and I've tried system restoring it to the 10th of September, updating my wireless adapter driver but I couldn't find any and there was not an option to roll back, and manually connecting to my wireless connection. I thought maybe my laptop overheated and let it rest, shutting down and restarting my PC and with still no luck.

Whenever I try to connect to the wireless network, I get the error: Windows was unable to connect to "ISP" soon after I try attempting to connect to it.

Here's my ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : RaymondW-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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Answer:Suddenly unable to use wireless connection

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site. If you already have the latest correct driver reinstall it anyhow in case the installed instance is corrupted.

What firewall or security suite is on the system?

Try to connect with encryption disabled.
 

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packard bell alp ajaxc3 notebook has suddenly lost wireless,it has been working for about 18 months with no problems,the system is windows 7.first tried system restore about three times,no luck
the toolbar shows the icon with a red cross but check the device manager and it shows the atheros adaptor as working properly.tried ipconfig and it says everything is disconnected and the adaptor as switched off.
there is no external switch and I can't find any info on the net as to a software switch.
the router is ok because my grandaughters dell works ok and I have two others with wired connects.
even tried a windows repair via the install disc without luck,tried another adaptor which it recognised and installed with the same result.
have been through the forum and tried everything that remotely resembled my problem,same result.
hope you can suggest something before I lose what little hair is left to me !!
many thanks,regards vic driver
 

Answer:Solved: wireless connect suddenly gone

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Hi,
Since i have my computer (2 years) i had a problem with shared directories, we have 3 more computers at home that are working on a WLAN and only i have a problem with accessing directories.

I called up one of my friends who was told to be a network technician, but after he tried to do something he couldn't help and the problem remained as it was, but after he left, the connection keeps randomaly disconnect and it is very annoying.

I asked him to redo his actions but he said that he doesn't remember what he did, so i am asking here for help.

The sharing is the minor problem, the disconnection is the main problem which i would like to solve first.

I have WIN XP and i use a 3com router.

I have to say that before he tried to fix my problem, i had always a RaLink Wireless icon at the bottom right corner (system tray?), and after he did whatever he did, it is not there anymore.

Please help, i am here to answer any question that you need to help me!

Thank you,
Eyal
 

Answer:Wireless connection suddenly disconnects

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Hello, I have been running a wireless router, netgear MR814 V1 802.11b, for nearly a year with wireless connectivity throughout my house. I have 2 laptops one with a netgear MA401 802.11b card and the other with a belkin 54g wireless card. Both machines run win 98 and were working fine. My problem is this, about 2 weeks ago, suddenly both laptops got where they could not pick up the network unless they are within 10 feet of the wireless router. I have tried the following but nothing has helped so far : updated to the latest firmware from the netgear web site and tried changing the channels in the router setup, I also tried restoring all the default settings on the router setup. I had also tried uninstalling and reinstalling the wireless cards on the laptop and their associated software, still nothing is improving the reception. Thanks for your help.
 

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I had problems connecting to my WiFi Network these past few days. From time to time, my laptop can't detect my home wireless network at all even though other devices can detect and connect it as easily. I usually had to restart my modem and laptop or simply wait for it to pick up the WiFi connection.

Today, when the WiFi connection was shown as limited on my laptop when all other devices had a normal connection, I tried disabling then enabling again the Wireless Network Connection(?) on the Network Connections window in the Control Panel. I disabled it. But, when I tried enabling it again, the icon didn't show any change; and when I refreshed, the wireless network connection icon disappeared altogether.

I tried setting-up a new connection in hopes of locating the Wireless Network but the option of manually connecting to a wireless connection itself was gone (or anything relating to it really).

With a bit of info from googling, I checked Network Adapters on the Device Manager panel and the Wireless Adapter wasn't there (even after opting to Show Hidden Devices).

So, should I assume that this is a hardware problem? Or is there some setting that I should configure?

I'm a complete layman when it comes to computers but I'd honestly like to save money by figuring this out myself so I'm hoping it's only some setting I neglected to check given my lack of knowledge. So, may I get your advice on it?

Thank you for your response!


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Answer:Suddenly can't detect Wireless Networks

You appear to have lost your broadcom wireless drivers.
Head to to the acer homepage >> support >> type in your model >> select 32 bit >> last line is the one you want.

Roy

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My laptop has a wireless card- the desktop is hardwired (ethernet) into teh DSL/wireless gateway. Everything WAS working fine- then I though I'd try to update the QEP encryption, just as another security measure.

Something has changed, as my laptop appears to be linked (netowrk monitor shows the connection)... and the wirelss "monitor" (I think it's software which installed with this Belkin 11Mbps PC card) showsthings working normally. But, I can't resolve any URLs and I can't see th laptop on teh network... the laptop doesn't seem to actually be communicating with the network, even though all outward signs show it connected.

I've tried double checking all the settings- the TC/PIP, ESSID, Channels, WEP settings and even a hexadecimal code I made up, but nothing seems to work.

Any ideas? I'm sure it's one, simple setting somewhere, but I have no idea where.
 

Answer:wireless laptop, suddenly not seeing network

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I am going ask here simply because I have asked in Vista Forums and HP Support forums and received no responses.

My wife has an Compaq Presario CQ60-417DX and about 5 days ago it stopped seeing our Netgear router.

When I check the connections it should see, the Netgear is listed and is set to automatically connect.

I know the router is working because I had a friend bring his laptop over and it saw and connected to the router immediately.

I suspect the wireless network adapter in her laptop has failed, but how can I tell?

If it has failed, can I buy a usb wireless adpater and will it override the built-in adapter?

Any help would greatly appreciated

Answer:Wireless Connection Suddenly NOT Working

If the router is listed, then the card is working. I doubt the card is the problem. What exactly is happening? Are you getting some sort of error message?

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Hi there

Not sure if this is better off here or in the networking forum, but thought I'd try here first.. :)

For the past few days my internet has become extremely slow to load webpages (even Google takes several minutes). I have tried doing a system restore to before the problem occurred but no luck. I have also used CCleaner but this didn't help either.

I have done scans with Spybot, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes to see if there was anything there that might be causing the problem, but they only flagged up a couple of issues and fixing these hasn't solved the problem.
However, something else to note is that Malware Bytes freezes as soon as I try to run a scan in normal mode, although it worked perfectly in safe mode.

I also had a similar problem when trying to use GMER as instructed in the sticky. The first scanning method also caused the computer to freeze during the scan, and the second time I tried I just got an error message saying a problem had caused it to close. It worked with I did the second method (sections and C Drive), so this is all that has been attached.

Also, webpages load as fast as they used to when I tried browsing using safe mode with networking, so again it does seem like the problem is with my computer rather the wireless itself?

DDS Log is below:

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19088 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Dell at 18:20:15 on 2011-06-30
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Answer:Wireless Internet Suddenly very slow

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
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Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: A guide and tutorial on using ComboFix

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* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

IMPORTANT....

1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.

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Hey

I have a NetGear wireless router to which three laptops connect. Over the past two days I have noticed that my broadband internet has suddenly become very slow. Loading of pages is significantly slower and loading videos and downloading take hours. When I download things it's often only 1-10kb/s whereas it's normally between 30-100kb/s.

I have tried a system restore, turning off the Windows firewall, performing a full malware/adware scan which found nothing and adjusting the wireless network security level - all to no effect. I've also performed a virus scan on one of the other laptops which also found nothing.

Any ideas? Thank you
 

Answer:Wireless internet suddenly slow

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I have an Acer 5532 laptop Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Out of the blue about two weeks ago wireless connectivity started dropping. My wireless bar shows connectivity and full bars. I right click troubleshoot, run it and it resets my wireless connectivity and I'm good to go until the next episode. Sometimes I will be on for an hour with no wireless problem and sometimes I am running troubleshoot every 5-10 minutes. I have searched for solutions but cannot find anything that works. Any help would be appreciated. I have an Atheros AR5B93 Wireless network Adapter and have checked for updated drivers and it tells me I am running the latest driver.

Answer:Wireless Connection Suddenly Drops

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Hope these help:

Is your wireless connection dropping?

Internet Connection Drops Repeatedly

Lost Network Connection - Dropped Wi-Fi Network Connections

Why does my network connection drop every so often?

You might also want to contact your ISP to see if they can check your line speed and suchlike in case they are having problems at their end.

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I have a 3 year old MPC Transport T1200. It has a wireless switch that has always worked. I was using wireless two days ago, and tonight, when I turned it on, it just stopped working.

I've tried looking at my device manager, and everything is fine. I've tried pinging, and that fails, even though my ethernet it working just fine. The wireless is enabled, I have the right drivers. I'm at a complete loss here. When I turn the switch on, the computer just doesn't recognize the wireless card or something.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Wireless internet suddenly not working

If it is a mini-PCI adapter it may have come loose. You can unplug the AC, remove the battery, remove the cover over the wireless and check.

Else the adapter or switch may have failed.
 

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On most recent bootup, my Toshiba Mini-Laptop won't recognize the wireless connection. It worked fine last night. It is model NB-205-N310/BN. The OS is Win XP Home Edition. Message screen states that Windows is no longer managing the wireless connection. Went through process of re-establishing Windows as wireless manager, but it keeps coming back with the same message. I feel like I'm overlooking something simple. Isn't there a "Wireless connection wizard" in WinXP???

Answer:Wireless connectivity suddenly lost

Google LinksLouis

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Hello, I'm having trouble connecting to my wireless network which was working fine for months. Yesterday it suddenly stopped working and while other computers can connect to the network, my laptop cannot. I have no idea what the problem could be. I can, however, connect using an Ethernet cable.

I use a Linksys router, model WRT54G. Tried resetting, and still no luck.

Any help would be appreciated!
 

Answer:Suddenly can't connect to wireless network

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Whenever I open a game to play online (ie - Battlefield 2, Call of Duty, Half-Life 2 etc) my wireless network crawls to a stop and disconnects, at which point I need to tab out of the game and try and "repair the connection"The upstairs computer (which has the router) works fine, and my own connection is alright (although it still occasionally disconnects) as long as I'm not gaming.Any suggestions?

Answer:Wireless connection ends suddenly

Try this settingNetwork Connection SettingClick-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection WizardSelect-Connect to the Internet-NextSelect-Set Up My Connection Manually-NextSelect-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on Next-Finish

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A day ago, I was having trouble with my apartment modem, and due to a busy schedule, was only able to do a quick "Unplug and reset" which seemed to work at first, but eventually it stopped working all together. Today, I traveled from my apartment to my "home" home, where the wireless network is set at a "Home" security level. However, my wireless now will not connect at all.

It continues to cycle through "Identifying" yet cannot make the connection. It works through a LAN connection however.

So far, I've attempted the follow:
- run>ipconfig/all, ipconfig/reset, etc
- winsock reset
- system restore

I've searched all over, and haven't been able to find anything helpful. My computer is a Samsung RC512, running windows 7. Here's the paste from my ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.pa.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-A9-71-93-16-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless Suddenly Died

the ethernet information is for a modem and not a router

IP 169.254.x.x
An IP adress of 169.254.x.x is the autoconfiguration address that Windows assigns (Microsoft APIPA) is a DHCP failover mechanism, when it cannot find a dhcp service, so something is either blocking access or is not running

can we see a xirrus screen shot - to see the wireless signal

also
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 etc

and
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Status of Services

We would like to see some status information for each of the services listed below.

To do this goto

Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> type CMD to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

Type the following command
SERVICES.MSC

OR
Control Panel>
Administrative Tools>
Services>

then for each of the services listed below - Please post back the following status information;
If the service is set to Started or Stopped
and
If the service is set to Automatic or Manual
COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
WLAN AutoConfig (Windows 7 & Vista wireless configurations only)... Read more

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My trusty, rusty 5 year old VIAO (running XP) has suddenly stopped connecting to the wireless. My husband's computer is running off of the wireless fine, so there is nothing wrong with the wireless or the internet connection. When I plug into the router the internet is chirping along.

This all started after I updated FireFox yesterday, then opened IE (after not opening it for probably close to a year) which also updated itself. About half an hour later it proclaimed that my internet connection was connected but had low connectivity. Now it is back to excellent, but still unable to open FireFox or IE wirelessly for more than 2 minutes. Sometimes it does open, but then it times out. Other times it won't open at all.

After reading about 2000 posts on various sites and running scans for malware, spybots and viruses I have decided it must be a setting related to the upgrades, but I have no idea where to look or how to correct it.

Someone smart, please take pity on me. I can read and follow directions, but I need detailed instruction.
 

Answer:Solved: suddenly can't connect to the wireless

You could try a System Restore to a date prior to the updates.
 

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I have Dell Latitude D610 with XP home SP3. AVG anti virus and various spyware/malware detectors.

I have been having problems with browser hijacking that was a pain but didn't stop me from using the internet. virus checkers and spyware tools couldn't find anything. Then suddenly one day I was unable to see any wireless networks. This happened about 1 hour after turing on the computer and surfing successfully for a while.

I have other computers in the house able to connect so it isn't a router problem.

I searched online and tried everything I could find for 2 days then gave up and formatted the laptop and reinstalled XP. Still nothing.

The wireless card light is most definately on.
Wired LAN is working fine.

When using windows to manage the networks sometimes I can see the network but won't connect then I refresh the page and can no longer see any networks.
When using the Dell wireless card utility the site monitor tab shows the network but the wireless tab shows nothing.
I have tried manually adding the network but it still can't see anything

ipconfig/all shows the following......
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dell-laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.invalid

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Answer:Suddenly lost all wireless detection

gfw said:





When using windows to manage the networks sometimes I can see the network but won't connect then I refresh the page and can no longer see any networks.
When using the Dell wireless card utility the site monitor tab shows the network but the wireless tab shows nothing.


ipconfig/all shows the following......
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dell-laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.invalid

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN Mini-PCI Ca
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-7D-1E-D2-CD
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.142.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :Click to expand...

Either use the Windows application or the Dell application.
If you want to use Windows, go to Add/Remove and remove the Dell wireless software. If you want to use the Dell app, go to Windows services and Stop the WZC service.
(Start > run > type services.msc > enter... Read more

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I have the following setup:

DLink DSL 504+ router/modem
Belkin 802.11g wireless netowk card


I can access the admin console of the router and the connected message appears to confirm that I can connect to my ISP.

However, when i try and connect to google it cannot find the page and when I ping from the desktop to the google ip address it cannot find a path. When I ping the google ip address from the router though, it is fine.

All firewalls are off. The desktop can ping the router and see the admin console so it seems that the wireless network card is working ok.

Does anyone have any idea whats going wrong?? Please help!

Richard
 

Answer:Wireless Network Connection Suddenly Gone

are you using DHCP from the router and is it assigning a gateway?
 

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Hi All,

I was using my little PC laptop and it fell, and suddenly the internet doesn't work.
It doesn't show me any wireless option at all (in bottom right corner. or in control panel)
and in "Network Connections"
there isn't the wireless option as there used to be.
Now it only has 'LAN or high speed internet"

I've tried looking at old threads but haven't found anything suited.

Is there a way to reactivate? I've tried everything I can think of! (laptop has no CD drive)

thanks in advance
 

Answer:suddenly lost the 'wireless' option

Can u check in ( assuming ur running Win XP Pro ) Right Click My Computer > Properties > Hardware > Device Manager to see what is the status of the device. ( any signs )

Your System specs too wud help ( whether u hav an external wireless card adapter....)
 

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HI- i am getting desperate here and really need some help.i got a Dell Laptop - windows XP - been working fine with all sorts and wireless networks for 2 years. now it suddenly doesn't pick up any wireless networks anymore. I don;t think there is any button to switch the wireless function on - or it is very very well hidden. i know the networks are there because the other laptop pics it up. the Network adapter is enabled. the wireless zero configuration is started. the name of the Network adaptor is Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection and according to the device manager working fine.i saw in some other forums something about SSID (?) - but i have no idea what that is....can anyone help? i am an internet junky and need some advice!

Answer:suddenly can't find wireless networks

i have also tried it with all firewall settings switched off... no difference.

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