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Wireless laptop can see other wireless PCs but not wired ones

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

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

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

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

Hi tukatz,

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

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

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

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

I appreciate any help I can get on this!

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

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Hi there,

I've got a desktop with a wired connection to a cable broadband modem (with only one connection on it) and I'd like to have my laptop (which has a wireless card) to share that connection only wireless .... if you know what I mean... anyone tell me what I need to do to get that working? is it possible?


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

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Hello, I have a Linksys router and Everything is connected right, but if I don't have my wireless adapter in, I can't get any response from the network. There's no other computers I can test anything but when I troubleshoot the issue it says "you may not have a internet adapter" or something like that, I can't remember and it won't come up while the net is activated... Please help.

Answer:Wired not working, wireless is (need wired cause I'm using room mates wireless)

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so I have the same situation as the user of the above link

1 PC connected wirelessly via a wireless card and via RJ-45 to a Linksys wireless router. And either:

i) from the wireless router to the wireless printer
ii) or from the PC's wireless card to the wireless printer

everything is working. But I want to "change the order of network protocol binding" as below. To make sure the PC is connected to the network via the RJ-45, NOT by wireless:

If I do this, can the PC still talk to the wireless printer? And if not, how would you connect to the network wired, but to the printer wirelessly?

Answer:For PC w/ wired & wireless, can it connect wired to internet but wireless to printer

If the wireless printer is connected to the router via wireless, all wired devices can print to it.
I know the Canon at a clients house works like this as that is how I have it set up.

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?

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

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Hi All,I have laptop with WiFi, PC with lan card and BT Voyager 2091 wireless ADSL router. XP is installed on them. The laptop is connected to the router with WiFi and PC is connected to the router with lancard wiredly. Both have got internet. What I want is how can I connect these 2 computers using the router. I mean I wanna copy files between the computers using the network. What should I do?Thanks,DG

Answer:wireless Laptop and wired PC

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hi, i have a wired broadband connection via usb modem. i'm looking to purchase a laptop that i'd like to have wireless broadband. what equipment do i need to enable wireless connection for the laptop? (i'm not sure whether the laptop i will be getting has integrated 802.11 wireless or not, could advise with both scenarios?)thankyou

Answer:wired pc and wireless

To a certain extent you've answered your own question.You need to have integrated 802.11 - most half decent laptops these days will have it.

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I have a m600 dell laptop and sometimes the wireless network wont go through for some reason and I want to try to be able to connect to the network either by wire or wireless but when I add a new network to be used for the wired connection the wireless never works.

How can I solve this?

PS: When the wireless connection doesn't work I can see my wireless internet connection running but when I start up internet explorer it always says connection not found or something like that.

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my dell's 6400 wireless laptop unable to see wired connected LAN PC.

I am using DI-524 router.

my laptop is able to connect to the internet. all my PC connected through Ethernet cable LAN ,able to connect to the internet too can view the others cable LAN connect PC.but wire connected lan is not able to view wireless laptop.

my laptop able to acces to dlink router does the rest of the pc.
what should i do?

according to the tech support from dlink i need to set static ip to my wireless card...but i donno how to do it...

my ISP provide dynamic IP.

any clues to solve this?

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

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

Any comments would be great.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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

See if any of this helps.

Hints and tips from Terrynet on the Networking Forum

Printer and File Sharing

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

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

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

Restart the PC.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wired desktop and wireless laptop

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

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Most of my house is on a wired network which consists of three computers + an xbox. My router's (DI-524) wireless mode was only used for my PSP till I bought my X31 laptop. The laptop has an Intel 2100 minipci card that only supports 802.11b. The router has also been set to accept both b and g types. It uses WPA security.

The Intel 2100 works perfectly in every aspect yet I cannot get it, nor my PCs, to detect it on my home network. It was fine for week one but then I must've changed a setting and have had no luck since (I have also reformatted after the matter). I also tried a wired setup to no avail. Out of my three wired computers, two have Vista and one has XP. My laptop has XP as well. I have tried both Windows' own wireless program and am currently using IBM's Access Connections. Like I've stated previously, everything works fine except it simply won't detect.

Thank you for any help. If any more information is required please let me know, I am sure I forgot some tidbits.

edit: found the cause, to a degree. I have none of these problems on my IBM partition so I must be missing a certain driver though I have no clue what. I have already updated all my drivers and IBM's software downloader picks up no new items other than PC Doctor 5.

Answer:Cannot detect wired/wireless laptop

make sure the wireless is turned on on the desktops and laptops, most people forget about this. on the laptop there should be a switch somewhere.

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Suddenly, a few days ago, my HP Pavilion laptop would not connect to the internet using wireless. The wireless light on the keyboard is blue(I believe that means that it is on), and it won't turn off. Today I bought a cable to connect it to the router, but it doesn't work that way, either. It shows that there are no connections available. Our other laptop connects to the internet fine...using the same wireless router. I tested the new cable on the working laptop, and it connects fine, wired, also. Any ideas?

Answer:Can't connect laptop with wired or wireless

Check in Device Manager to verify all hardware is working correctly. If you find something with punctuation marks you can remove the device and reboot. Windows should re-install it.Possible you got an update from Windows that pooched the network settings.

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I am a relative beginner with networking and wireless technologies, although I have two desktop PCs which are networked with a crossover cable. I have just bought a laptop with wireless LAN . A salesman in the computer store has told me that I can network the three computers with a USB wireless network card on one of my desktop machines. Is this correct, as I'm not sure if this would work as a three node network. If it would work how I would set it up? Can anyone help?

Answer:Connecting wireless laptop to wired LAN

Currently one machine has Windows 98 SE (this machine has USB) and the other is an ancient(!) Pentium with Windows 95 (no USB). I am considering installing Windows 98 on the second machine.

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I am hooked up just fine to my home wired network via cable modem. I'm not ready to go wireless at home since I rarely move my laptop and like the setup I have now.

However, I would like to install a wireless PC Card (a Netgear MA521 is what I have handy) so that when I'm on the road I can work from commercial sites such as Atlanta Bread Co., Panea Bread, and Barnes and Noble.

Is it possible to have both a wired and wireless connection configured in my laptop? I wanted to check with you guys before I start trying it for myself because above all I don't want to mess up my wired connection!

I am running Windows 2000 on my laptop, a Linksys cable router BEFSR41, and a cable modem at home with 2 PCs hooked up.

Thanks for your help,


Answer:Wired and Wireless Configuration in Same Laptop?

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Hello, I have a Sony K-45 laptop, Windows XP Home SP2, DSL modem, Netgear WGT624 wireless router set to WPA2 security. Everything works very well. I want to take my laptop to a friend's home and use it. She has a new HP Vista desktop, cable internet service, no wireless. Is it just a matter of taking a ethernet cable from her modem, to my laptop? If not, can someone help me with the procedure? When I bring my laptop back home, will setting have to be reset? Thanks!

Answer:Solved: Wireless laptop to wired

That's all there is to it. One thing to consider, you need to power cycle the modem for 30 seconds or so when you change the attached computer. This applies to plain cable modems, for a router you can just plug the cable in.

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Hi all. Hope Im posting in the right bit.

Here goes........

By some miracle I have managed to connect my laptop to a wireless router (Linskys wireless G broadband router WRT54GL) and can access the internet. I would love to be able to set up a network with my wired PC ( connected to the router through my cable modem and an ethernet cable - I think). The thing is my pc is running XP home and my laptop Vista and I am now so confused I think my head may actually implode. I have no idea what I am doing or indeed if the the thing I have no idea about is even possible.

Pleeeeeeeeeease help.:cry

Answer:set up a network-wired pc with wireless laptop

Not quite sure what you exactly mean, so I hope this helps...

The differing OS's shouldn't make any difference, as long as you haven't messed with any network settings on the XP Home PC you should just be able to connect it to the router with an ethernet cable and, providing the ethernet port is enabled, you should now have the internet on that machine too.

To access any shared folders on either PC, ideally both PC's should have a unique name and be in the same Workgroup (or domain). To check this:

On both PC's [Right Click] My Computer > Properties > Computer Name [tab]

There you will see three things:

Computer Description
Computer Name
If both computers have unique names and have the same Workgroup (defaut is usually "mshome") you can leave them as they are and you should be able to access any shared folders on either PC from the other.

If, in the unlikely event, both PCs have the same name, or have different Workgroups, you can change them by clicking on the "Change" button and make any necessary adjustments there (you may be prompted to restart your computer after making any changes).

Hopefully now you will have internet on both machines and access to shared folders on each.

Hope that helps


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I have a Inspiron e1505 with a Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card and a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. I connect via wired cable sometimes when at my desk, and use the wireless when on the move, so I don't want to have to disable and enable either connection repeatedly. The problem I'm having is that the "Local Area Connection A network cable is unplugged." icon remains in the system tray when my wired cable is unplugged, regardless of any show or notification settings in the Broadcom's properties. Is there a way to make that icon disappear? It's really annoying, I guess because I realize I have no control over it. ha ha.

Also, I tried to bridge the two connections, and even set its properties to be exactly like one of my working connections, but I can't ping or get through at all. Any ideas on what I might have missed? I killed the bridge and I'm using the separate connections again. I thought it might be the MAC ID is different when using the bridge (checked via IPCONFIG /ALL), so I included it in my wireless list on my WAP, but that didn't fix it.

Answer:Wireless, Wired, Bridge, and a Laptop

Welcome to Techspot...

Go into Network Connections right click on the wired LAN, click on properties and uncheck the icon box. I leave those on to show the status. I good practice is to rename the Network Connections:

Example: Local Connections Wired-- Wired LAN
Local Wireless Connection - Wireles LAN

So when the Icons or balloons appear you just know which one is which.

The wireless should be set using your MAC address for the wireless network device in your laptop. Which I guess you have done for your WAP.

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Hi guys first post, have searched but cant find anything in terms I can get my head around. I have an old pc running windows 98se and a 2 meg Demon connection through a BT line. Will be getting a wireless laptop of some sort for my boy at christmas.I dont need the pc to be wireless as it directly upstairs above the bt point, and dont need the hassle to be honest. Can I just add a router and use the existing usb modem ? Thanks in advance, any links to the equipment/advice needed would be great !!

Answer:Wired PC Wireless Laptop set up question ?

You need to get a *COMBINED* "Router & ADSL Modem" which replaces your existing USB modem.A USB modem cannot be used in conjunction with a router. Presumably, you will want the new laptop to be able to connect "wirelessly" even if your existing PC connects by ethernet (which it will have to do with a router), in which case you need a "Wireless Router & ADSL Modem"

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Im having a problem networking my two computers, one an intel 3.40 desktop with a D-link Ethernet Adapter the other an HP Pavillion Laptop, together.
I can see both computers when i click on network, but can't access either of them on both of the computers.
I've tried IPpinging both of them and i dont think they can see each other.
The modem im using is the 2700HG-E Gateway which says has a wireless router in it (and im getting a wireless single from it).
If anyone can give me a sort of step by step way of setting up a wireless network, that we be awesome. Im pretty good at figuring stuff out on my own but this has me stumped. I now know why IT guys get the money they do

Answer:1 Wired computer, 1 Wireless Laptop. VISTA on Both.

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Did the anniversary update on my HP DV 6700 entertainment laptop, took over 2 days......
checked wired speed only 7mbs, but wireless 27 Mbps

have a pc on same router and wired is 27mbps.

have uninstalled / reinstalled network card from laptop but didn't help....tried to install GeForce experience to see if it will detect new drivers , but failed to install, just stopped installing after an initial try !!!

any help would be appreciated..

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

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

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

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Can anyone please help. I am running the lounge PC (XP) wired to a wireless router and also a laptop wirelessly through the same router. Both can connect to the internet (no problems there). Now trying to network them so that I can share files between them but can't figure out what to do. Are they compatible? Also have another XP PC that is connected wirelessly to the same router - again no issues with connecting to the internet, would like to network this one as well, if possible.

Answer:Network - wired XP PC and wireless Vista laptop

Networking XP to XP is not too much of a problem Windows XP Simple File Sharingclick hereNetworking XP to Vista can be a real pain in the ?A?Enabling Simple File Sharing in Windows Vistaclick hereConnecting to Wireless Networks with Windows Vistaclick here

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I have a Fujitsu Siemens laptop with an inbuilt Intel 2200BG wireless network card. I'm trying to connect to my company intranet from home via a LinkSys adsl router.

When I connect via my wireless card I can connect to my company VPN, but I cannot access any files on my company intranet, nor can I read email. I can access the internet.

However... if I hardwire the laptop to the router (and switch off the inbuilt wireless network card), retry the connection, I connect to my company VPN, and I CAN see the company intranet and I CAN access/reply to my emails.

I have the latest drivers installed - v9.0.1.9 dated 29/10/2004

Any clues?


Answer:Wireless vs Wired laptop, and company intranet

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As I am going to be laid up for 3 months I am going to need to use a laptop and connect to my wired network at home. How do I do this. All help greatfully received. Thank you

Answer:Adding a wireless laptop to a wired network

Really all you need is an Ethernet cable of whatever size you hereYour router will already be set up so adding another connection is simplicity itself.The cable is all I need if I am repairing someone else's PC/laptop.

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Help folks,I am using btinternet router a desktop is connected wired and works fine, i also have 2 laptops, netbook and notebook, which were wirelessly connected until a few weeks ago. the wireless connection on both stopped working tried everything didn't work. so i wired them to the router and they would not connect to the internet either even wired directly.
can anyone suggest something that i may have missed.
Thanks for any help

Answer:Laptop won't connect to internet wired or wireless

In one of the computers that isn't connecting, can you hook it up to the router by ethernet cable then run ipconfig /all in a Command Prompt window. Right click in the Command Prompt window, "select all" and press Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the details into a blank Notepad file and transfer it to a working computer via USB stick or whatever. Then copy/paste the full details into a forum reply here.

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Did the anniversary update on my HP DV 6700 entertainment laptop, took over 2 days......
checked wired speed only 7mbs, but wireless 27 Mbps

have a pc on same router and wired is 27mbps.

have uninstalled / reinstalled network card from laptop but didn't help....tried to install GeForce experience to see if it will detect new drivers , but failed to install, just stopped installing after an initial try !!!

any help would be appreciated..

Answer:Laptop wireless speed much higher than wired

Bad network cable, incorrect Ethernet adapter settings, Gateway may not be set properly for Full Duplex and Auto.

Too many factors when it comes to wired networking, without actually being able to lay hands on it.

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I have two PC's that are hard wired into a network using a cross over cable. I do use a wireless router to access the net for a MAC.

I now want to add a laptop PC. If I add a wireless card to one of my PC's will it hook up to the network?

Answer:Adding a wireless laptop to a wired network.

I'm not sure how the crossover cable enters into the mix, why aren't those machines connected to the router? Since you have a wireless router and you have a MAC connecting through it, you should be able to use it with the laptop as well.

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Can anyone help with a router issue. My PC, LAN CAT5, can see my NAS, also connected via CAT5, but can't see my laptop and my laptop can't see either wired device. Both computers run Windows 10.

The router is model F5D7234-4 V5 and Belkin won't help without my buying a plan. This capability never has worked even when both were Windows7. It used to not be a big issue, but now I bought a NAS to both backup files and swap them easily and the laptop is in the dark. I have looked at every setting on the router and nothing seems to address disabling/enabling traffic between the wireless and the LAN.

Thanks in Advance for any help

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OK, I don't have any experience with wireless networking other than connecting a laptop to a wireless router for internet access.

I picked up a Belkin F5D7230-4 G router yesterday. I connected the modem port of the router to a network switch port. The laptop connects to the internet, but it does not recognize any network PCs nor do any network PCs recognize the laptop. The network is set up as a workgroup rather than as a domain. I have set the laptop as a member of that workgroup.

I tried connecting the router directly to a networked PC, with the result that the laptop could still access the internet and recognize the attached PC but no other members of the workgroup, but the attached PC could no longer recognize other members of the workgroup.

Internet searches have not provided me any clue as to what I am missing.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Answer:Laptop wireless access to wired network

It's too bad that networking has never been made as simple as clicking "make it so" & all the computer can see each other & go online. I think this area needs a lot of work. It can be done, but nobody seems to care.

If you still have your old router, hook it up to a pc, print out every page in the Web setup, apply these settings to your new router.

If the settings are lost or no longer accessible, you might have to rebuild your network. Particularly, the TCP/IP settings of each computer on the network.

What kind of sharing is it? NETBIOS? Any special software? Is there a server? Do you need a workgroup when you don't share files/printer?

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

Answer:Connect wireless laptop to wired desktop

jameswwa said:

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


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

IMO, wrong approach.

what you have (apparently) is

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

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

what you really want to do is

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

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

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

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At home I have 2 pc's [both running XP Home] which are networked by cables via a Linksys router. This router also provides access to the internet - ntl broadband.We now have a laptop [running XP Pro] which can gain wireless access to the internet via the router. However I am not yet able to access the home network pc's from the laptop.When I use the XP network wizards to create or modify a home network, the only hardware option I am given to access the home network is by the wired network card in the laptop - no wireless option...Any advice?Thanks.

Answer:Introducing wireless laptop to a wired network


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Hello all,

I'd really love some assistance with this issue. No matter if I have my HP netbook connected to a wired or wireless connection I'm stuck on the "Acquiring network" prompt. I've followed along in previous threads up until a certain point. In the services page DHCP cannot start due to error 1075.

I tried SFC /SCANNOW and the anti virus software on the netbook picked up a trojan that's in this file "WINDOWS\System32\drivers\netbt.sys". My anti virus has "quarantined" the virus and it cannot be accessed until the virus software is updated and can deal with the trojan. However I cannot update the software until I can connect to the Internet.

I'm not sure if netbt.sys is needed for this, I did not see it in the DHCP dependencies list. Other than that, the SFC /SCANNOW option did not find anything else.

I was thinking I may need to nuke the system and re-install XP, however this is a netbook and I don't have an XP install CD handy. I am however familiar with how to connect the netbook to another computer to use it's CD drive.

Can anyone think of anything else I can do here? I would love to not have to buy an XP install CD!
Thanks in advance

Answer:Laptop cannot connect to wired or wireless Internet

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I feel stupid about asking, but is it possible to set up a home network with a PC that is wired to the wireless router and my laptop that is wirelessly connected? I've tried both the "setup home network" and "setup wireless network", and either im a complete friggin idiot or it really doesnt work...
I really need to use the printer thats connected to the wired desktop from my laptop. No problems obtaining internet access wirelessly through laptop.

Desktop: WinXP Home
Laptop: WinXP Home
DSL Modem: Actiontec, Qwest DSL
Router: Linksys WRT54GC
-network authentication type: open
-data encryption type: WEP
-connection type: ESS
Printer sharing and file sharing is turned on on both computers, network group is the same on both, just cant figure out the dang network thing.

Answer:can I setup network with wired pc and wireless laptop?

Sounds like you've already done the setup that I am going to repeat below anyhow. Maybe you have 3rd party firewall issues to take care of. Tell us where in the following things go badly.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. If it complains about a cable unconnected, tell it to ignore.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

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

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to c... Read more

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

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

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

This link is how to create a homegroup.

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I'm trying to get a Windows XP Home laptop to connect to the web wirelessly. The modem/router (leased from my DSL provider) gives me an address & other network settings fine. I can get to the modem/router & bring up it's configuration webpage, but that's all. I can't even ping my network printers ro PCs. Other wireless computers on the network have no problems. A wired connection works completely fine (web = OK). Here's a list of things I've tried:

netsh interface ip delete arpcache
netsh int ip reset /log.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
ipconfig /flushdns
verified wireless hard switch is on
restarted dhcp, dns, windows zero configuration via services.msc
scanned for viruses
reinstalled wireless drivers
tried a known working wireless usb adapter - same issue
disabled firewalls
flushed IE8 browser (temp files, cookies, etc.)
reset IE8 to fresh install defaults
sfc /scannow
disabled windows zero configuration & used the Intel Proset Wireless software

Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks in advance!

Answer:laptop wireless not working, wired is fine

Greetings, chiepler.

Looks like you've tried everything I would have suggested. The only other things I can offer are:

1. Make sure your proxy settings are clear.

2. Boot to a Linux distro (Mint is a good one), let Mint/Firefox try to access, see if you get a change in symptoms.

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I'm having a bit of a strange problem with a laptop running Win 7 RC3 32bit. The wireless G connection works just fine for almost all things, but it won't connect with a server on our LAN. The connection times out. We've tried http, ssh, and ftp.

The weird part is the laptop connects to the server just fine when connected to the LAN with a cable. And other wireless devices connect to the server just fine through the same AP.

The laptop connects to anything WAN wirelessly with no problem.

Any ideas?

Answer:Win 7 Laptop Wired Connects - Wireless Doesnt

Perhaps the mac address of the wireless adapter is blocked in the server on your LAN? Try changing the mac to anything different, as a test, even if it isn't blocked.

Is this with static ip or using dhcp?

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I just upgrade my system to wireless N with a TP-Link router. My laptop is using a cheap USB N adapter and is running at 160 mbs. But my wired desktop is only running at 100 mbs with the motherboards gigabit NIC. There is a very noticeable performance difference especially with streaming video. Youtube and Hulu run great on the laptop but slow on the desktop. It was just the opposite when I had the Wireless G router. Any ideas?

Answer:Wired computer slower than wireless laptop

I think I figured it out. I assumed that the new router had gigabit ethernet ports but it turns out most routers still use 10/100 ports.

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Basically I'm trying to share wireless Internet to my desktop PC through a wireless laptop. The wireless router is 2 floors above me, so it's impossible to just connect straight to the wireless router.

Basically it looks like this...

Cable Modem
[sisters PC] --- ~Wireless router~


~[Wireless Laptop]~
Onboard NIC
Wired router
My desktop PC

Hopefully my terrible network topography made sense. I think the biggest problem i'm running into is that the default IP for the wireless router and my wired router are conflicting. I had to change my wired router to (so i can access both her and my router seperately) and I even set my router to start at so there would be no conflicts in IP between the two.

If I try to use the uplink port in the wired router from the onboard NIC, nothing work.. If I use the port on the router, it drops the internet, but keeps the LAN connection. If I try to bridge the wireless in the laptop to the onboard NIC, nothing works either.

I've got it to the point where I can have Internet on the laptop, or LAN between the two computers, but never both. Can anyone please tell me what i'm overlooking? I'd be greatly appreciative.

Answer:Need help connecting a wireless laptop to a wired router,

Set up internet connection sharing on the wireless laptop. Then just use the wired router as a switch. Plug the laptop nic into one port and the destop into another port. Do not use the uplink port. No need to configure the wired router at all.

Set the laptop and your desktop to have static IP addresses as well as all 3 computers in the same workgroup.

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I have three computers (2 - xp's and 1 '98) on a wired network. Until recently I have also had an xp latop connected. I bought the linksys WRT54G router and notebook adapter WPC54G. I plugged the network cable from the hub into the router and installed the notebook adapter. The wireless connection shows up in network connections and says that it is connected and has excellent signal strength. However, it can't find the other computers on the network and can't access the shared Internet (dial-up) connection. What am I doing wrong? The notebook card seems to be talking to the router, but the router is not talking to the wired network.

Answer:Wireless laptop can't find Wired Network

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I have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop running Vista. It has suddenly stopped printing via my wirelss connection with a Brother 7820 printer or wired with my HP1200 printer. The printer status screen initially says printing and then it says error. I have checked (via microsoft)for spooling issues. I have not installed any new software. This has worked fine for years. I do have a kitten who sometimes walks across my laptop and I have tried to see if maybe he stepped on keys that somehow changed or locked something. That is why I have tried both my printers. Neither will print. Help! this is so frustrating.

Answer:laptop not communicating with wired or wireless printers

Can you delete the network settings for the printer and start a new one...oh I stop leaving cat food on the keyboard !

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I have had a Acer Aspire 5742-6814 for a month or so now. Yesterday it suddenly would not connect to the wireless network in my apartment and won't connect to a wired network either. It says that the wireless drivers are up to date and it just stopped working out of nowhere. I tried connecting to my school wireless network and that would not work either. I have tried some of the solutions that I have seen including:
Resetting modem in apartment.
Checking "Connect even if network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)" (which seemed to work for some people with similar problems).
I really have no idea what is wrong or if it some kind of hardware issue. I can provide any further details. Any help that could be given will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Laptop cannot connect to either wireless or wired networks

Welcome to SF,

What type of Security or Firewall Software do you have installed - Norton, McAfee etc...?

Check your browser settings for any proxy servers, remove it if found.
How to Remove a Proxy Server |

Verify that all your Network Services are Started.
Click on Start, type services.msc then press enter.
• 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 ( Vista wireless configurations only)
• Workstation

Please post an update of your progress.

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

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

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

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

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

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I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:
Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:

I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.

Answer:Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Wireless laptop communication to Wired Desktop

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

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

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


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

Rahman Khan
System Administrator

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I'm hoping someone has some insight into this problem, as it's got me stumped.

Comcast recently doubled my Blast! speeds from 30/6 (I'm guessing at the old speed tier) to 50+/10+ Mbps. After rebooting my less-than-a-month-old Motorola SB6121 modem and my Trendnet TEW-633GR router, I ran a speed test at from my laptop (connected wirelessly) and got around 53-54 Mbps down, and 10.3 Mbps up. As you might imagine, I was pretty psyched.

Yesterday I thought I'd test my wired PCs, one an old Pentium 4 running Win XP Pro with a D-Link gigabit Ethernet adapter, the other a modern Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM on an ASRock P67 Extreme6 motherboard, which includes two gigabit Ethernet ports (Realtek 8111E chip, according to ASRock's site). The XP Pro PC was pathetically slow (15/5 Mbps), but after running the latest version of the TCP Optimizer (Optimal settings, ISP speed set to 50 Mbps), and then rebooting it and the HP ProCurve switch, its speeds jumped to 38/9 Mbps, and those speeds are the same today. And given the outdated D-Link NIC in it, that's all good.

The Windows 7 Home Premium PC, which the Toshiba laptop also runs, and also runs the same Core i5 CPU, is a different story. Despite comparing the various TCP parameters to the laptop's via the netsh command, and despite running the latest TCP Optimizer on it, it never gets above 25 Mbps downstream. It consistently gets 10+ Mbps up. I've also tried updating the NICs' firmware, trying each NIC separate... Read more

Answer:Wired PC getting half the downstream speed as wireless laptop

I can't say why those machines are showing different wireless speeds as there are many factors involved, however there is something worth mentioning about the 54Mbps you are seeing now which is far from the full wireless N potential of 300Mbps.

In order to get true 802.11n speeds you need to go into your routers wireless settings and choose the 802.11n "Only" setting along with using WPA2 security and AES encryption which are both meant to work with wireless N. You won't be able to use the wireless N Only setting if you have wireless G or below clients that need to connect.

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

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

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

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

... BUT ...

It ain't that simple, folks!

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

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by XmisterIS

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

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

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

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

... BUT ...

It ain't that simple, folks!

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

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

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

Uploaded with

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

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

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

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I'm new to the forum. =)

As the title says, I'm having problems networking my laptop (using wireless) and my wired desktops.
All are on the same workgroup, and have unique computer names.
My wired desktops can see each other.
My laptop, using the wireless connection, is unable to communicate with either desktop. I can't ping the desktops by name from my laptop or their ip addresses.
I have a DSL connection, and all computers connect through the same connection.
All computers are running on XP by the way, and all have no problems connecting to the internet.
The wired desktop computers are connected to a hub. My wireless router (linksys wrt54G I think it's called) is also connected to the hub by a cat5 cable (the cable is plugged into one of the ports on the hub, and connects to the "internet" port on the router). My wireless network is using WPA-PSK (I think it's called) with TKIP.
I have tried to ditch the hub altogether by connecting everything to my router, because I thought maybe having the hub there was causing my troubles.
However, connecting everything to the router only provided a temporary solution. First, all computers could be seen from all three computers in 'view workgroup computers' for a VERY short period (like 5 minutes) - then, one of my desktops & my laptop were unable to communicate. Pinging did not work, even. Second, my wireless connection stopped working after a very short period (my laptop could not rec... Read more

Answer:problems networking wireless laptop and two wired desktops

So, do I understand this correctly: your DSL modem is connected to a hub, and to the hub you have 2 computers and the WAN (Internet) port of a wireless router? And you get 3 public IP addresses from your ISP?

If that's right, I guess it would work if you just used the router as a switch and wireless access point by disabling its Dhcp server and connecting the hub to a router LAN port (using a cross-over cable unless either port is auto-sensing). I still don't understand PPP, so if there's anything you are setting in your wired PCs for that, you'll have to do the same sort of thing for the wireless.

Are you paying extra for multiple IPs?

Why not just lose the hub and connect the modem directly to the router and all PCs to that?

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I was just thinking this. Ive been using wireless laptop mice for my laptop for 6 months and sure its great not having to drag the cord around or it pulling your mouse down the desk. But its alot more work than a simple laptop mouse with say a retractable pull out cord. You have to worry about the batteries for one, and your mouse all of a sudden becomes 2 parts - the mouse itself and the USB receiver. Then you have to worry about interference and whether the mouse glides well enough on certain table tops when commuting with the laptop. I just got a mini laptop mouse with a charger and it came with it and AAA NiMH batteries, but im contemplating if its even worth the money, and maybe just go back to the standard wired mouse.

For laptop, a wired mouse, just untangle and plug in, simple as that. Wireless mouse, you have to plug in the USB dongle, turn the mouse on, put mouse pad under neath etc.

Answer:Is a wired mouse better suited for a laptop as opposed to wireless?

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

Answer:Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop Networking Issue

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

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

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I am not using the system download, only because the request is concerning another laptop that I have no internet access with. I am a first time user of the site, and at best a novice with computer lingo, but here goes. At home where I presently am, I have a wireless system the I can either use or I can plug a wired line directly into my laptop(s). I currently am using the wireless to communicate with the forum using my TOSHIBA Satellite. The computer in question is less than 2 years old and is a DELL Inspiron N5050. When I plug the wired connection in it does not see it but it displays that the computer is connected to my wireless, but when I try and access the internet through internet explorer I get one of the following messages:
The remote device or resource won't except the connection.
The Proxy Server is not responding.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Laptop w/ NO Wired or Wireless Internet Access

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I did a search and found this thread

but am still pulling my hair on the seemingly simple task.

wired router [Linksys BEFSR41] with 2 pc's connected, DHCP- all is good.
wireless router [D-link DI-524] with pc card for laptop

my recent reconfig ended up this way from JohnWill's comments

Linksys DHCP with scope with 5 users (unchanged)

configured d-link with laptop this way:
dhcp off
LAN IP- with same subnet mask []
WAN settings are untouched and state 'dynamic ip address'

straight through cable from uplink port on linksys to LAN port on d-link wireless.

sometimes the laptop gets an IP from the wired router sometimes not. If i switch users (win xp sp1a) forget it! - the new users get a private default IP.

now as I type this, the laptop finally got an IP from the linky but this is flaky and sometimes not on boot.

I also tried connecting LAN to LAN between the routers.

going nuts- please help. (filters, firewall or crossover cable needed?)

ps- wireless log shows 'DHCP Discover no response' every so often

Answer:Wireless Laptop networked with wired network? part II

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Hi all...............

I used to think I was good with PCs.......but I'm struggling with this one!!

My ISP is NTL (Virgin). I was connected via the USB and all was well. I recently purchased the router above. This router uses the ethernet cables, which I believe I've put in correctly, but if I leave in the USB it uses that route & if I remove it.........I get nothing!! I'm having no joy. I want to keep a wired connection for the PC and have the wireless for the games machines etc.

Can anyone help??

Sorry..a little more information. when I tried to re-install the modem using the ethernet cable option, an error came up saying..'put the USB cable in and try again!'

Answer:Connected laptop wired through a wireless router into an NTL modem!

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


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

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

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


Answer:Cannot Print from Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop Printer

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

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

What brand/model is the printer?

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I have set up a network with a wireless laptop (XP Pro)and a wired desktop (XP Home) connecting via a linksys broadband g router. I can: see the laptop and see /open laptop files in the desktop network places window, see but not open desktop files on the laptop, access internet from both computers, print from both computers from a machine connected to the desktop. I cannot change the firewall settings on the desktop ethernet card because it says associated service is not running, can't start ICS service. The goal is to be able to share files between the two computers not just merely have them both connected to the Internet. Pinging at all IP's now stands at 100% unsuccessful altho. at one point (before I made too many setting changes) I could ping the desktop from the laptop but not vice versa. HELP!

Answer:client wireless laptop can't see host wired desk

This article might help, along with the rest of here

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

Answer:Share files between wireless laptop and wired LAN desktop

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

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

Compare the network options on your desktop and your laptop.

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

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

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

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

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I have an odd problem - Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Win XP SP3 and a Dynamode Wireless Router.

When online using wireless, there are a few websites that I cannot access via the router. But if I connect to the same router with a network cable, then I can access those sites.

Wireless connection - Can connect to most sites, but one or two fail - for example brings up "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" Choosing Diagnose Connection Problems gives no error. Yet, plug in the ethernet cable and the same website then works.

Pinging that site when using wireless gives Cannot Find Host and tracert gives Unable to resolve target system name.

I am sure there is a broken DNS list when wireless and a different DNS list is used when wired.

In Network Connections, both the Local Area Connection and Wireless Network Connections have the same TCP/IP properties - Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

As far as I can tell, IPCONFIG /ALL shows the correct addresses of both connections.

Any ideas? I have tried flushing the DNS on both connections but that made no difference. What is preventing the Wireless connection from forwarding the DNS request to the router?

I thought it might be the router, but the only other device I can use wirelessly is a mobile phone, which connects and brings up the same webpage, so that seems to resolve the address ok.

Thanks in advance if anyone has some clues.

Answer:Laptop & Router - can't access some websites with wireless but can with wired

ipconfig /all is identical (except for the device's IP address) for wireless and wired, right?

There have been a few cases where this symptom showed up with a particular (usually wireless) adapter and router. All the "solutions" I can remember were to buy a new router or adapter.

You can try updating the adapter's driver; and update the router firmware and then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure. If you find a new fix for this you will be a trend setter.

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Hi Everyone Im haveing some serious issues with trying to connect my laptop to the internet
Im hopeing someone would be abe to find a solution for me
below is provided my ipconfig, what it said when i tried ipconfig renew and when i pinged the ip address.... if you need me to post more information im more than happy to
I bought a brand new Asus 2011 model laptop last month and have been using it perfectly with no interent issuesd at all until about a week ago when all of a sudden it stopped working
when I try to connect to a network It says connected and internet access but whenever i try and access the internet through all three browsers i have, through steam, utorrent even mulitplayer games it just doesnt work
Whether its connected wirlessly or directly with the ethernet cable ive tried my home internet, neighbours, universitys but they all connect fine just no internet.
Can someone please be able to help me out
also i tried the winsock fix and also tried rolling back my last wireless update (or whatever its called) with no fix to the problem PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
btw it says when im connected, connected internet access, which is really weird.
also bluetooth works fine i can connect my wireless headset and listen to music through it.
Also I just booted and ran Ubuntu off my USB to see if its a hardware error, and Ubuntu ran the internet fine, was able to browse the web and everything through ubuntu, so its clearly a windows 7 problem

When I performed ipconfig

Microsoft W... Read more

Answer:No Internet access through both wired and wireless to any network laptop

Hi, can u try using IP fix!!! if doesn't working try to disable your firewall.

and restart your computer!!! if still not working that's mean something wrong with your OS!!!


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

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

The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see

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

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

Hi -

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

Regards. . .



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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

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

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

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

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I recently bought a Lenovo G510 laptop and installed windows 7 64 bit onto it. After the install, I had to install all of the drivers, and everything was working fine.Today I opened my laptop after having closed it ten minutes earlier, only to find that it wouldn't wake up from sleep mode. After trying everything I could think of, I did a hard restart and chose the 'start windows normally' option. However, when Windows started back up, it no longer recognized any internet sources, wired or wireless.Windows troubleshooter says I need to 'turn on wireless capability'. I don't see a wireless hardware switch anywhere on the laptop. fn+f5 does nothing. No other keys look like they control internet. The device manager says all of the network devices are working normally. I tried reinstalling the drivers, but that didn't do anything either. The Windows Mobility Center says that the wireless is turned off, but the 'turn wireless on' button is greyed out and is not able to be clicked.I'm all out of ideas. Anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Lenovo G510 Laptop Windows 7 64 bit - no wired or wireless access.

Hi nej,thanks for posting and welcome to the community. As you may already know when it comes to wireless issue there are many factors that can cause that different factors to look at. However in your case I would suggest you to click on "Start" and in the search field type "Services.msc". Click on services and once the services window opens, search for "WLAN AutoConfig". Doulble lick on it and check if the service is started or not? If it is not, ensure that it is started.Hope this helps.Regards

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HP dv6000 Laptop 32-Bit Vista Operating System

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Hope someone can give me a speedy solution!

Thanks a lot in advance,

Vasudev Masur.

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

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I found this site because this thread showed up in google search . This is what I'm having problem with.

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

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

Answer:Win7 wireless bridge between wired and wireless

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

thanks laura

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

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

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

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

I am just wondering if wireless is secure enough.

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

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

Answer:Wired vs Wireless network, is wireless safe.

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

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network sequence.

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the forum Avix.

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

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

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

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

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

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

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

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?

Answer:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?
Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)

Answer:Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).

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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless sees Wireless, does not see Wired

Quote: Originally Posted by dnelms

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

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

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

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

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

Ken J

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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

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

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

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

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I am intending to experiment with my home network by going wireless with my new notebook/laptop but still leave my PC and my two son's PCs conected to my wired router.Can this be done?Without going into the technical details, which I can research later, I understand I can plug a wireless router into my wired router/modem?Also without getting too technical if I can do this and wish to view emails on the notebook can I view my mail on the notebook but decide if I wish to actually download them onto the notebook or leave them on the PC. With Exchange Server my employers remote users can opt to view email headers and messages on their laptops but choose to either download the full email or leave them on the server for download later (if my info is correct). Can this be done with Outlook in Office 2003?

Answer:Wireless laptop & router with wired PCs & router?

Flopper,Yes, you can connect a wireless router into a modem router to set a wireless network. You could also use a wireless access point rather than a wireless router.If you use a wireless router, you will probably need a cross-over ethernet cable to connect the 2 routers, though some have auto-sensing uplink ports and can use a normal cable.You can't view emails on one pc from another in a home network unless you have a mail server, which is what you have at work. There are a number of work-arounds, though. One option is to use webmail - many ISPs have a webmail option. The other is to set your email clients to leave email on the server rather than download to a pc, so that any pc can access them. In both cases you can decide between yourselves a protocol for removing them from the server.Regards,Felix

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I am using a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility( it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list of problems but help on any one of them would be great. I also realize that there are other ways to do this with different equipment, but different equipment is not free (The wired router was given to me) So if anyone knows anything that could get these working for me I would really appreciate it.


Answer:Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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This is my dilemna...

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

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

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

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



Answer:Wireless and Wired together? How...

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

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Howdy folks!

Sadly yes I'm back, but for a completely different reason this time, a rather odd one at that.

As of 4am my time, i lost my ability to connect to the internet. For the life of me i could not figure out what was wrong. I tried reconfiguring the proxy settings, checking the router settings, even tried logging on with an mmo just to see if i could make a connection to the internet in case it was something wrong with firefox. Nothing worked.

Out of desperation i went into the connection settings to see if anything unusual was going on. I remembered that I had an old wireless router setup in my home network, but had deactivated it a long time ago. At any rate i went into the settings, turned it back on, and viola, i have access again. Went back yet again and disabled the wireless and hooked back into the wired setting, lost the ability to connect like before.

I have checked all the wiring and it doesn't appear to be a loose connection or worn out wiring. I'm out in the woods on this one gang, could really use some advice.

Thanks in advance.

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Question: wired to wireless

I have a Netgear ASDL wired router with two PCs connected. I've bought a laptop and want to connect to the router using the laptop's wireless card.
What do I need to add to my router to enable me to do this?

Answer:wired to wireless

You'll need a wireless router; before buying you should check that the two routers can be configured to work with one another. Alternatively, upgrade your ADSL Modem router to a wireless ADSL modem router such as the DG834PN or DG834G(2). This will probably be the cheaper option, because you can flog the old router on ebay to offset the cost of the new one.

Also check out the LinksysbyCisco website as their products have been well recommended recently.



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