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Unable to share internet connection via ethernet cable

Question: Unable to share internet connection via ethernet cable

I have been having issues with sharing my internet connection via an ethernet cable. I read online that there is the ability to 'share' your internet connection. I have learned how to do this, but it doesnt work for me. I tried connecting my laptop. I went through everything and I was able to get the connection (it showed the LAN connectivity icon) however, there was the little yellow triangle next to it. I waited but it won't connect. What I am trying to do with this is be able to play multiplayer on computer games with other computers on my LAN. I also tried to connect my XBox 360 with this, but it doesnt have an internet connection. Any help I would appreciate.

Things to keep in mind

The only way I could get a good internet service was through my cell phone service provider, so I get my internet connection through my phone via USB tethering

All of the computers I am trying this on have Windows 8 Pro, except for one

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Answer: Unable to share internet connection via ethernet cable

You really haven't described how you have your multiple computers setup to to share a single internet service connection. For example, are you using a router that has 2 ethernet cables plugging into it and you are attempting to share the same internet service?

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So my laptop is receiving a wifi signal, but unfortunately my desktop doesn't have a wireless card. To be able to have an internet connection in both I've read I can use an ethernet cable to share the laptop's wifi connection with the desktop.
How do I go about doing this in Win7?

Answer:How do I share internet with an ethernet cable?

You will need what is called a crossover ethernet cable, connect the 2 ethernet ports together with it, turn on Internet Connection sharing on the Laptop before you do.


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

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

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

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

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

n.b: I have reset the r... Read more

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

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

Since then, I've tried:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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hi all,
I had this problem with my PC before while trying to connect my wireless broadband modem, the PC was unable to establish a LAN connection, therefore unable to connect at all, until i found some site that showed me how to fix it but since then i have lost the site, my PC is fine but i recently bought a laptop which has the initial problem...
All i can remember is that the site had an instruction list of directories to go to in order to activate the ethernet/LAN port, can anyone please help as to where i go in my computer to fix this?

Answer:unable to establish LAN/Ethernet cable connection

do you have a router, usually needed to connect multiple computers to the modem..

you should be able to go into ur network places to find your internet connections

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Hi, Im having a ACT Broadband internet connection, he provides internet connection through a wire which runs into my room that can be directly connected to the my computers NIC. Whenever i switch on my computer and opens the browser it first redirects to the page -, where it asks for Username & Password, our ISP gives us a IP Address which displays on the web page after logging in. I want the internet connection to be shared with my roommates so i bought a 8 port Ethernet switch (, which is having a uplink port also. I have connected the wire given by the ISP to the up link port of the switch & i connected my PC to one port of the switch with another network cable. I also connected my friends PC to second port of switch with another network cable, my problem is that when i sign into my ISP web page and start using the internet & my friend also wants internet in his PC & when he opens the browser the ISP's webpage is appearing and when he sign's in internet is disconnecting in my Pc. I tried to change the IP but as a default IP is given by the ISP if change the IP internet is not working. Please provide me a solution.
Here r my Ethernet Switch pictures -

Answer:How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

I dont think you need to open your ISPs webpage on your second PC, just configure the network settings and put the gateway IP. If that doesn't work, use Windows ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) and configure it using the Network Configuration wizard. See how it goes. What is the windows version you are using ?

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Is it possible to do that ? I knew it might be possible but I found some saying that if the ADSL modem is connected using LAN then it will not work.

So here's my setup:
PC A and PC B (Both using W7 64)
> PC A got two LAN port (LAN C and D)
> PC B got one LAN port
Cross Over cable
ADSL Modem - Connected to PC A via LAN C

What I want to do is connect the crossover via my PC A's LAN C to PC B's LAN to share the internet connection. Is it possible ? I had managed to make the PC B joined my PC A in homegroup, which mean file sharing has no problem at all. I just doesn't know how to set the IP, DNS, gateway to make my PC B access my PC A internet. Any help ? Please let me know it is possible.


Answer:Share internet connection via cross over cable ?

Yes it is possible. And since you are using x64 I'm assuming you have a modern PC with a gigabit network card. With gigabit cards you do NOT need a cross-over card, part of the gigabit spec includes auto-sense ethernet ports so any cable should work fine.

What you'll have to do is on PC A go to your network card adapter -> Properties and there should be a Sharing tab. Enable it and then setup your PC B to use DHCP.

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I have 2 PC's, both running XP Pro, connected by crossover cable. My main PC is connected to ATT broadband. Is there a way I can connect the other PC to the internet with this configuration? If I open IE from the second PC, while network is live to my main PC, just get a DNS error.... How do I set the second PC up to use my main PC's internet connection?


Answer:(Solved) Share Internet connection XP- Crossover Cable

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Hi, I recently got Fios installed in my home. I believe there is a box the size of a power box in the back room for the Internet.All my other devices (MAC, iPod, Blueray Player) are able to recieve instant and unbelieveable internet connection except for my Dell. I have a Studio XPS Dell computer with windows 7. I plugged in the ethernet cable in the back of my computer and into the "Fios Box" but i didn't recieve any internet. Then i bought a wireless adapter and I do get internet but it disconnects me like every 5 minutes.

Answer:Unable to connect to Internet via Ethernet Cable

Hello, and welcome to TSG forums.
You might try to update the driver for your network card.
When you go into device manager, are there any yellow (?) or(!) there?

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Hi, I'm trying to set up the new lads computer in our office and I'm having a problem with the LAN , Im connecting with an ethernet cable and keep getting the Limited or no connectivity' message, whilst i'm not a computer genius I've followed a few steps on here so far but got no joy.

What I've tried:
rebooting machine and router with all cables in
swapping / testing cable
using both LAN ports on PC
used alternative port on router
Ran winsockxpfix
flushed dns
release dns
checked that the relevant services are started in control panel>services

this is what i get when i type ipconfig /all which means not much to me:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Chris Harrison>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/1000 GT Desktop Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-0C-C6-8E-6F

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® 82566DM Gigabit Network Con
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Answer:Unable to connect to internet using Ethernet cable

<<Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :>>

Have a look at the following, please: .


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For the past couple of years I have been fine with using my ethernet cable until now. I recently installed AVG and after I activated the AVG firewall it stopped windows firewall. I am still connected it says but I can't use any internet browser. Please help.

Answer:Solved: Unable to connect to internet via Ethernet Cable

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I have a compaq Laptop, HP F700 running windows vista 32 bit, about 2 years old
and have had the same internet issues since I bought the dame thing.

I have searched the web for hours trying to find the answers, made some changes, but still have the same problems. I have turned off all security programs, downloaded drivers, applied a fix patch from Microsoft, enabled some functions that were disabled all to know avail.

I can connect: at work (via cbl), at a friends house (cbl) and at home via neighbors wireless.
I cannot connect to my roommates Ethernet cable or wireless router (running on windows XP, wireless via linksys router). The wireless router was recently set up and my connection was great for about a day but has not worked for weeks. In the 'network and sharing center' window it shows while I am connected to my roommates wireless network it is only a local connection: that's there is a red x between the wireless network and the internet. When I click on red x and run the windows diagnostics program I get 'There may be a problem with th Domain Name Servers (DNS)'

I had the same problem at work using a cable and the tech guy just changed some iPv4 settings and have never had connection problems but home is a different story. I am just trying to get the wireless connection but even a cable connection would be a break through.

Here are my ipconfig stats

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
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Answer:No internet connection bye Ethernet cable or wireless

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My internet connection is part of the Earthlink Municipal internet service, meaning it's wifi. I have previously used a single antenna from Earthlink to connect but thought that my signal may improve if I added a 3 antenna 802.11n card to my computer.

The problem is that previously the antenna from earthlink connected to the wan port on my router and was plug/play but now I'm trying to share my internet through my computer via my built-in ethernet. I have a mac and I've turned on internet sharing but that doesn't seem to work. I'm wondering if I need to manuallu set IP addresses for both the ethernet that's connecting to the router and the router itself. I'm not able to ping the router either. Any advise would be appreciated.


Answer:Solved: Unable to share internet connection

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Hi guys i need some help.

I have a laptop with windows7 installed and PC with windows xp installed.

I am using tp-link with a capability of wired&wireless modem router.

I connected my laptop via wireless and connected the internet, it is working properly.

When i connected to the xp PC via Lan connection. I can able to share the files.
But i am unable to share the internet connection.

What i have done so far
1. Checked the sharing option in wireless lan.
2.Checked the option sharing in broadband connection in laptop windows7.
3.Changed the properties of the local area connection in PC to ip address as (where windows7 laptop ip address is and subnet mask as
And leave other as blank

still it is not connecting to internet.

Answer:unable to share internet connection between laptop and PC

Sharing, as in networking, relies on the XP and 7 machines being assigned to the same 'workgroup' within each machines settings. Sharing in this sense is LAN side.

You do not need to bridge/share at adapter level at all. Let the TP Link device use it's DHCP server to enable connection sharing. Sharing in this sense refers to the WAN side internet connection being made available to both machines on the routers LAN side.

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Good morning, I have just purchased a Lenovo X200, and installed the 3G card into the machine, it was working nice, but I have experienced some problems when trying to connect by the 3G connection when i am plugged with a ethernet cable to the network at work. Explanation : At work i am having an internet connection by the ethernet cable, connected to a normal network, this internet connection has a filter not to enter in all the internet, so sometimes i need to go by the 3g connection ( opened to internet ) to look for some pages in the internet. When i try to connect to the internet by this 3G having plugged the ethernet cable, the computer does not enter into the internet, unless i unplugged the network cable. Can anyone help me? Many thanks Raul

Answer:Internet connection problem using a 3G card when ethernet cable is connected

A quick way to solve is to use the dialup connection instead of the lan one. So You will get de default gateway to the dialup connection and all should be working fine, with or w/o the wired lan attacched.

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I'm having a problem with my internet connection via wifi. One day my laptop simply refused to connect. The day before no problem. I can connect by using the LAN cable, directly connecting into ADSL router, but when I try without the LAN cable plugged in, via wifi, there is no connection. What I have also noticed is that the Ethernet adapter, Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabyte Ethernet, v. 8.48, does not appear/load when I am not plugged in via cable. This was not the case when everything was working fine. Even to the point that it appears when I am on cable, but when I disconnect the cable, the Broadcom card disappears from my Device Manager.

I have tried to update the driver, but cannot find a higher version than 8.48 anywhere. Note that in the 2nd case (with LAN cable), the Broadcom Ethernet adapter appears, while in the first case it doesnīt.

Any ideas on how to resolve the Ethernet adapter issue? I could not really figure out how to update the driver properly. I tried downloading it from HP, but the system says it cannot find a more recent version, or even the one I have now.

Here is my Ipconfig for both cases:

Without LAN cable plugged in, tryingt to access only via WiFi router
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Filip
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

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Answer:Losing internet connection going from LAN cable to wifi, Ethernet adapter uninstalls

Hi there,

at first check out those possibilities:
When you open your network connections and go to the properties of your Lan-Connection (Cable) uncheck the box in which is says that you should be warned if this connection has low connectivity. Do that also at your wifi connection.

After that deactivate your Cable connection if you try to connect via Wifi.


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Hi folks, the machine is Samsung NP300e5a, installed with windows7 64bit.
Unable to connect with my internet connection by any means, wifi or ethernet. One of the senior member of this forum sent me a link of drivers. I uploaded all the drivers again and again. The laptop has no error message in Control Panels except the 3D video adaptor (which I think isn?t related). Here is the detail of Network Adaptors installed: Bluetooth device (personal area network)
Bluetooth device (TDI protocol RFCOMM)
Realtek PCI GBE family controller
Intel Centrino Wireless N130
Microsoft Virtual minport adaptor #9
Microsoft Virtual minport adaptor #10
I tried to connect via ethernet, but it doesn?t detect the cable. I checked the same cable and router with other computer and its working.
Wifi networks are available, tried to connect my network, it asks for password, and then gives the message window:

Windows could not connect to (my network)

The wifi network is working with three other devices.

One more strange thing, bluetooth is also not working, although its drivers are showing no error. but that I doesn?t require at the moment.

Please help.

Answer:Unable to connect with my internet connection through Wifi or Ethernet

again i will tell you to do the same thing i tell others in same situation. In addition to the driver downloads; try power cycling the modem and router. Unplug the power to both the modem and router and wait about a minute or so; then plug the modem back in first and let that fully boot; then plug the router back in and let that fully boot. Post back if that does not solve the issue; or mark this thread solved if it has.

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i installed windows 7 beta version 7057 today

with 7048 which i had before and 7057 i am having a problem connecting to the internet
(or finding a connection at all)

the desktop computer is dual booted with xp, and is hooked up via ethernet to my router
if i boot into xp, internet works fine

i usually have to allow computers to run through my router by adding them to the attached devices list or whatever, but i cannot aquire a mac address or ip address by typing "ipconfig /all" into the command line..* so i am not able to add it to the attached devices

however, since it isnt even detected (usually it would be detected on the router but wouldnt get internet because it wouldnt be accepted by the router) i have a feeling its a more intense issue!

is this a bios issue?
my motherboard is an ASUS P4S800D-X series
if it is, could someone let me know how to install a new bios (i found a beta for "others" OS types.. but am not sure i should try it.. here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support-)
the driver is Beta Version 1006.002 for P4S800D-X Latest beta BIOS.

please if anyone could help!
a computer is kind of useless without internet connection.. and id love to use windows 7 since 7057 is really working well, smooth and stable for me

anyone can shed some light?
i would really, REALLY appreciate it!
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Answer:unable to connect to internet or find connection, ethernet, please help!

nope, its a 7057 issue... i would recommend a downgrade to something that WAS working, then stick with it for awhile longer than the next change of underwear

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I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate)
I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?
Please help me.

Answer:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

Razer, Are both computers connected to a router or switch?
If so, then you can turn on sharing and using the same userid, you can map a drive on one computer
to another and then just copy the files, Of course if there are hidden files then you have to have all that
turned on in control panel. Folder Options.

Can you see the other computer on your network? also are they both on the same network,


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I have Laptop and Desktop (windows 7 ultimate)
I use it to play games, But I wanna transfer my Games (files) to my new laptop using Ethernet Cable or Crossover cable. I lost my 16 gb USB so I just transfer via Ethernet Cable but How?
Please help me.

Answer:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

How does your laptop and PC connect to the internet?
Through a router?
Or do you just have the single ethernet connection through a modem?

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I have cable NTL broadband, and I want to be able to share the internet with computers not only with an ethernet input, but also computers without ethernet, and only ADSL/dial up type inputs, and even USB if possible.

There's lots of things about such as convertors and such, but I wondered if someone could advise the cheapest, easiest option. Is there something like a hub that has ethernet, USB, and other broadband connecting connectors like for BT lines?

Right now I have a Belkin router setup for 4 outputs ethernet outputs, am I best just get small ethernet to other converters?

Answer:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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

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

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

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

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.
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And also, can one computer be Win XP, and the other be Linux?

Answer:can I share resources with 2 computers using an ethernet cable?

What do you mean by resources? If you mean RAM, CPU cycles etc then the answear is no. If you mean internet, NAS, printers, etc then yes.

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Hi All

This is my First post. i just registered today and try to search but its unsuccessful for me.

Here is my issue. I hope you guys help me

I have 2 PC's both have WinXP Pro. i have one network card port in each pc. so i am disconnecting my pc from internet and trying to connect with my 2nd PC. but its not detecting. i am new with the networking. i am not using any router or hub as i don't have. when i connect with ethernet (CAT 5) cable both pc is not detecting each other. Try to create new network connection but it wont help at all. I need to transfer few files from one pc to another. if you guys have any step by step guide or any kinda help Pls let me know. As i need to transfer file urgently pls.

Thanks in Advance.

Answer:Can't Share Files when i connect 2 pc with ethernet (CAT5) Cable

Chk local connection on both laptops if the firewall is ON, Disable the firewall or chk if any antivirus shield in not letting you ping both systems if you have then disable the shield.

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Hi all

I've recently had my internet failing on me. I've got a BT Home Hub which i use to connect my computer to (specs in signature) via onboard LAN, as well as my housemates computer and XBox 360 via wireless. Everythings been fine for about 1.5 years but recently after installing a new OS (XP home) on a new hard disk (about 2 weeks after this new setup) ive had the computer tell me that the "network cable is unplugged" when i boot up. Theres nothing wrong with the cable which is slotted properly, or with the onboard LAN (device details says everything is working properly). After 5 minutes or so itll look up an IP address and connect (sometimes itll take a bit longer). its probably not the new installation but i have re-installed a Samsung DVD-ROM drive and MS Office 2003 with the downloaded updates - could these have messed up the onboard LAN somehow?

Its quite annoying that this is occuring since i cant find everything that is obviously wrong, any suggestions would be much appreciated!

my onboard LAN is a Murvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adpater, Copper RJ-45

Answer:internet problem with ethernet connection - "network cable is unplugged"

In correct settings will give you the same error message. Back track your setup... Remove and reinstall everything, then force a reset by pressing the reset buttton in the back of the cable modem, and the routers, and reboot.
If your devices are all from the same manufacturer, their disc will usually fix them all.
Also, your internet provider can tell a lot by looking into your system from their tech support bench in Las Vegas.

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Hi there, my mother went to work a few days ago and came home to find that her computer had restarted itself and is now displaying a "Plug an Ethernet cable into this computer"/"A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken" error message in Windows Network Diagnostics. She's running Windows 7 on a Gateway ZX4971 and we use a NETGEAR n450 for WiFi.

My Macbook and both of our phones can still connect to our WiFi perfectly fine, it's just her desktop having the issue.

I ran Start>Run>cmd>ipconfig /all and this is what came up:

I've restarted our NETGEAR n450, unplugged it completely from power and plugged it back in, and restarted her computer but nothing has worked. I ran a Malwarebytes scan and removed some bad files but that didn't solve anything either.


I've done this and everything checks out fine:
Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.

Also, I've run DriverUpdate from Slimware Utilities, Inc. but the scan reports that "Your system has the latest stable drivers and updates installed."

Answer:No Internet Connection/"Plug in an Ethernet cable" message after random restart.

Easiest solution - try a different ethernet cable. Yes they do go bad.

Next attempt, move the cable from the slot it is in, in the router, to a different slot. Yes, those slots also can go bad.

Harder, it is possible the NIC (ethernet card has died). In that case, you'd see what empty slots the computer has, buy a card, install it and plug into that.

I just had a poster on another forum who bought a new card for $15 and his computer which wasn't connecting, is now working fine.

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I have 3 computers in 3 separate rooms. When my daughter comes home from college she will have a notebook computer. Without having to disconnect the ethernet cable from the back of her Desktop PC is there a way to split the male end to 2 female ends. This would allow me to connect 2 short male to male ends. One to the PC and one to the notebook. Does such an inexpensive splitter exist. I was able to split my phone lines like this and that splitter was about 2 bucks. Do they make them for RJ45 ends?

Answer:how to share one ethernet connection

What you need is a router, and I'd recommend a wireless one so anyone with a laptop can connect without cabling.

Here's an Open Box router and wireless adapter for $23:
The modem connects to the router, and the router shares the connection with any and all computers connecting to it. So you can all be on the internet at the same, and even sahre files amongst yourselves.

A simple splitter won't work.

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Ok, before going out there and buying a router, i currently have 2 ethernet card installed in my pc. One of the ethernet card is integrated into my motherboard, and the other ethernet card is the one i added on made by realtek.

I know if i get this up somehow, i will have to leave my pc on while i use ps2 online, but i dont mind since my pc is on all the time.

So since i have 2 ethernet card, can i hook my ps2 up to the extra ethernet card i have installed and network them?

Answer:it is possible to share my pc connection with ps2 using 2 ethernet card?

You can use ICS to share the connection, though for $10-15 on a rebate deal, I'd buy a router at the drop of a hat, rather than screw around with ICS...

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Hey guys,

Right need assisiatnce with my Network!

Now its a bit complicated,Ive tried to make it as understanding as i can so please bear with me

I currently have a Virgin media Modem (VMNG300) and a Wireles-N-Router (WNR2000) connected to each other.

The Ethernet cable runs across the room from my Router stright into the back of my Pc...all works great! that i have aquired an Xbox 360 id also like to connect that to my Network,But i want it wired,I dont want to buy one of microsofts overpriced Wireless things,The problem is my Pc and Xbox are the opposite side of the room from the Router/Modem so i cant connect them like that.

I only have one Ethernet cable runing up to my pc where the Pc and Xbox are located.

What do i need to be able to Split an Ethernet connection between the Pc and Xbox? the moment ive been having to unplug the ethernet cable from the pc and put it in the Xbox.

I was wondering,I have another spare Router...can it be used as a HUB/Switch to share one thernet connection between two devices?
The other model of the router i have is -Netgear Wireless-G-Router WGR614 v9.

Answer:Share single Ethernet connection with Pc + Xbox 360

Use a switch - that will solve your issues ..

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I'm working on setting up a VPN server on my home Windows 8 PC, and I'm *finally* able to log in, but once I've logged in I have no internet access. I've been all over the place trying to figure out how to share my ethernet adapter's internet with my VPN connection, and am mostly finding out how to do the opposite. Is this even possible?

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just curious if I could share cable connection by WiFi so it could be used by a smartphone as well. I don't have a hw router however I have a laptop connected to cable modem. The question is if I can somehow setup Windows to share the broadband connection by it's WiFi adapter. If possible, please for a howto guide. Thanks.

Answer:How to share my cable connection by WiFi

You can share the connection if it's a WiFi to WiFi shared connection but a hosted wireless connection isn't made to share Ethernet to WiFi.

The link below explains the process and has links to show you different ways to set up a hosted wireless network.

Turn Windows 7 laptop into a wifi hotspot

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As per the picture and title, I have a windows 7 with a wifi card for internet access. I have an XP tower right next to it connected via ethernet cable to the 7. Both XP and 7 are professional editions (64bits).

I want the XP to have internet access like a normal computer through this set up.

Side story to this set up: They're both Dell Poweredge 2900s I acquired that I use as workhorses for processing high volumes of data. They're located in my basement and the router is on the third floor (therefore wifi). They are remotely controlled from the third floor where my office is. This is all home, not for business/ professional.

The poweredges have a 1gig per second ethernet port, and I mean to share lets of data back n forth between them so the ethernet cross-cable is crucial.
Can this be done? Could you walk me through it? I've tried to solve it from different angles without any success so far.

I've tried ICS without success. I think all that came out of that was shared folders between the two PCs. I've tried bridging the WiFi/LAN which disables ICS. Nothing worked so far so I probably missed a step or did something wrong.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 with wifi card connection to share ethernet with XP

Highlight both of them and rightclick the wifi one and pick bridge.

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I've got a wireless router set up to a cable modem and this is shared by two pcs. ATM its running on its own, I'd like to hook it up through a pc - don't know why prefer the idea of a pc running the firewall, and the this being shared than relying on everyobe to set up their own fw.

A friend suggested using Smoothwall linux on the server pc. I wanted to know if it is possible to put quotas on the amount each user can d/l per month. there
s 4 of us and someone always uses much more so to make it more equitable and payment less hassle would be great. if what what can i do?

Answer:Linux Networking to Share Cable Connection?

Just so you know, the router has a built in firewall you don't actually need to run a software firewall on any of the computers when behind a router. Quite often the routers firewall is better then the software firewalls anyways.

You can do what you want, but it's very odd to go from a router to a computer acting as a router. The accepted practice is to use a router.

At any rate you can just configure NAT on the linux box to share the connection but then you'd have to plug the other computers into the linux box rather then the router and I doubt it has that many nics. You could always disable DHCP on the router, and use it as a switch in order to plug all the computers into the server, but yet again that's just getting weird.

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I currently have comcast cable and I trying to figure out of there is a way to share the connection without having to purchase a router. I have a standard workgroup switch. My cable modem runs VIA eithernet to the switch but only my desktop can use it. I am assuming this has something to do with the Mac address. Is it possbile to hook up another computer to the switch via eithernet and also use the connection? Unfortuanety I dont think ICS will work because it changes the ip address to or something like that and I have to use a comcast assigned I.P

Any help would be greatly appericated.


Answer:Possbile share cable connection without a router

Nope. Multiple pc's require a router.

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

Answer:share a cable broadband connection wirelessly

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

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I have a Netgear DG834GT wireless modem router for machine 1 and a WG111T usb adapter to connect machine 2 to the router.Now however we have a cable connection, and this is an ADSL router, so there's no way to use it as a modem right?Here's my setup;Computer 1 has cable internet accessComputer 2 has nothingSince the router and usb adapter can communicate, but the router is ADSL so won't work with my cable connection, is there a way to put the router on Computer 2 and somehow have it take the role of the USB adapter, to connect to the USB adapter on computer 1 which will be taking the role of the router?So Computer 1 (with internet access) connects to the router on Computer 2, "feeding" it a connection to the internet?No idea if this is possible... does anyone?

Answer:Netgear USB+Modem router = Share CABLE connection?

DON'T try to use your combined ADSL Modem/Router with Cable broadband, because it just won't work. Its WAN port is a phone connection - you need a "Cable/DSL Router", which doesn't incorporate a Modem, and which has an ethernet WAN port for connection directly to the Virgin Cable Modem's ethernet port.If you don't want to buy a Cable/DSL Router, you can connect the two computers directly, either with a *crossover* ethernet cable or in an "Ad Hoc" wireless network, and then enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection (modem connection) in the PC that is online.

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I'm about to swith from USB to ethernet and realize that I will have to put in an ethernet card. When I look at the ethernet cable I see that there is no type of socket on the back of my computer that will take such a fitting.Question please: Where does cable plug in? Is a special cable suppled with the card? Would appreciate your help.Dinkenor

Answer:Ethernet cable connection

the cable plugs into the socket on the ethernet card that you haven't bought yet click here

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Is there any type of deice or hardware made or trans-switching from Calbe to either. I recently bought a wifi system and it's all cable. I live in the Philipines and everything here is eithernet connextion. Is there a deive made for transwitich from cable to either via a hub or router?

Answer:Cable connection to Ethernet

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Sounds like you need a cable modem. Of course, we don't know much about your system or ISP, that would help. Make and model of all the equipment would be a start.

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I have a desktop connected to Broadband via a Wanadoo USB Speedtouch modem. I'm using Windows 2000 and I've never networked PCs together.I have an option to use a work laptop through VPN (Virtual Network) but need to connect the laptop via an Ethernet cable (which I have) as there is no wireless card installed. What simple options do I have for using my one phone line to retain a broadband connection for my desktop and cable my work laptop to the same connection for VPN?Thanks, let me know if you need more!

Answer:Ethernet cable connection

Your best option would be to buy a router, this you connect your telephone line to and the computers via ethernet cable.

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Hello, I have a problem with my notebook. I connected with an Ethernet cable to the network, is connected but I can not surf.
thanks for your kind response

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My laptop's wireless adapter is non functional and I want to use an ethernet cable to hard wire connect to the internet. I can do this through the router but not the modem. In this house they are located on separate floors. When I attached the cable to the modem I always get "cannot connect to the internet". Why is this? If this isn't possible can I use a usb cable to connect through my internet ready TV? It is not convenient for me to connect through the router upstairs in my son's bedroom. I need a connection tonight.

Answer:Ethernet cable connection

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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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HEEELP ! I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my laptop and now find that I can no longer sync (I'm using Syncback SE) over a patch cable between ethernet ports. I had previously been doing this quite effectively on Windows XP and my procedure was
1. Both computers were in the same workgroup and accessed the same wireless network (secure).
2. Ethernet patch cable - usually showed up in the lower right corner as having 'limited or no access'.
3. Shared my user folder on the laptop (after disabling wireless for security - but this worked whether wireless was disabled or not)
4. Ran Syncback SE ver and synced my files between the laptop and desktop.

Then I bought Win7U for the desktop, and the same procedure as above worked fine between Win7U-desktop and WinXP-laptop.

Then I bought Win7U for the laptop, and what happened next was odd :
1. It worked like a dream - really fast transfers etc, scanning very fast. I think that at this time I had somehow managed to put both in the homegroup but they were communicating over the ethernet.
2. As the sync was taking place I launched ITunes and synced my iPhone. It may be coincidence, but the ethernet cable connection was lost at that point.
3. Now I cannot re-establish the ethernet connection.

What is the correct procedure for achieving what I'm trying to do above ? Why does HomeGroup insist on using my wireless connection instead of using the ethernet cable direct connection ?

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Answer:Unable to Sync Computers Over Ethernet Cable..

try microsoft's "synctoy" it works very well with windows 7.

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Hello folks,
I have internet through an ethernet cable. I was trying to use a Thomson ADSL router from O2 to share this ethernet connection wirelessly. I was told this is not possible(can give detail if needed). What is the best and cheapest wireless AP that takes an ethernet input and outputs wireless+ethernet(option) ?
I have been looking at LINKYS wrt54g for about £20.
Any bettter ideas?

Answer:Share ethernet internet using wireless AP

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I just bought some Philips hue bulbs and a bridge. The bridge needs to be connected to a router through ethernet. Well, I just use my phone's hotspot
for Internet, and my phone obviously doesn't have an etherenet port. I want to be able to plug it into my computers ethernet port, and connect my computer to WiFi and route it to the ethernet port. I tried uusing ICS (ttp://
and the Internet light lights up on the hue when I do, but the hue app still can't find it, and an ip scan shows that it's not actually connected. Am I doing this wrong? Any other way to accomplish this?

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Hey guys, 
So yesterday as I launched a computer game on my desktop, it was stuck at the loading screen and was attempting to connect to the network. I closed out of the game, and then my internet just stopped working (I am also connected through the ethernet cable on a LAN network). Anyways, I went to bed and this morning nothing changed. I troubleshoot to see what the problem is and I get the message "Your broadband modem is experiencing connectivity issues", with the problem "The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the Internet is broken". I tried replacing the ethernet cable with 3 other ones, all resulting in the same issue. I have restarted my computer normally and in safe mode, and I have done a system restore. I live in an apartment so the only way to reset the modem is to unplug it, which I've done numerous times. I've also performed a clean boot with msconfig.exe, and I've tried to reset the winsock connection via cmd. Also when I plug in any of the ethernet cables to my laptop I can connect to the LAN just fine, the only issue is that it wont connect with my desktop. Does anyone know what the problem could be, I'm trying to do everything before calling in someone to inspect/fix it. All help is very much appreciated! Thanks 
EDIT: Im sorry I posted this in the wrong section; it should be under Windows 7    Mod Edit:  Merged posts - Hamluis.

Answer:Connection Issues with ethernet cable

Is your wireless working?  I had the same thing happen to me regarding ethernet, I thought hardware, took it to my local business-oriented computer store.  Something closed down the ethernet card alright, they ran some anti-malware, anti-bloatware, etc. -- got desktop back w/hard-wire & wireless intact.  Actually, I added wireless right on the spot, now, if one goes down, the other probably will stay running.  Be forewarned, if you run Combofix, JRT, RKill, and other things of that nature -- there may be a price in other areas of functionality.  Finally, I simply rolled back to a month-old C-partition backup via Acronis True Image -- and everything was working fine.

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Hi there,

I've got a PC connected to the internet with an ethernet cable, and two laptops connected to the same router via wireless. Everything was working fine untill a few days ago. At the moment, I still have internet on my PC, but both of the laptops do connect to the router, but won't connect to the internet.

I have tried the usual /flushdns and problem solving in Control Panel, but I can't get it to work, and I haven't got a clue what I should do next.

Here's the IPConfig /all for both laptops (One pasted, the other one in file as to not spam the post:

Microsoft Windows [versie 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

C:\Users\Wilma>ipconfig /all

Windows IP-configuratie

Hostnaam . . . . . . . . . . . . : LaptopWilma
Primair DNS-achtervoegsel . . . . :
Knooppunttype . . . . . . . . . . : hybride
IP-routering ingeschakeld . . . . : nee
WINS-proxy ingeschakeld . . . . . : nee

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding 2:

Mediumstatus. . . . . . . . . . . : medium ontkoppeld
Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysiek adres. . . . . . . . . . . : 7A-F1-A1-5F-89-DB
DHCP ingeschakeld . . . . . . . . : ja
Autom. configuratie ingeschakeld : ja

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding:

Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter
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Answer:Connection through ethernet cable, but not via Wireless

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I Installed cable modem via intergrated ethernet port on PC.Got online,got an ip address, Opened a couple of pages on the internet.Then it stopped working and I could'nt open any more pages. The only fix to get back online was to go to system properties disable the nic card and then enable It again.then It would allow me to open a few more pages. I Install cable modems and this happened twice in one week on two different PC both with itergrated nics. ANY IDEAS OF WHATS CAUSING THIS THANX.

Answer:Cable Modem Ethernet Connection

What is the OS that is installed on the problem children? What is the make and model of the NIC on the PC's? Find some commonality between PC's with the networking problems. make sure the NIC's also have the most up to date set of drivers loaded.

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Have 2 Pavilions and lost the ethernet connection, with the cable, on one of them, still have wifi capability. When attaching ethernet cable, the light on the port does not light.Currently using my second Pavilion, with the cable connected, and the light on the port is light.Could the problem be with the Wlan/wireless card? Does this Realtek card handle both wired and wireless?Would prefer to do my own repairs when possible, as labor costs are way too high for my budget.

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Hey so I just got my new motherboard+cpu and i've done a fresh windows 7 install now to begin with my internet was just fine but not my wireless card no longer connects to the internet it can find the connection but when I try to connect to my router it says "Cannot connect to asus(my routers name)" now this wouldn't be such a problem but my wired connection (I use both) isn't detected! so if I pull out my wireless card then it has no connection and my ethernet cable gives no signal/a sign it's even there like if I go to see my internet devices it just shows my wireless card but my ethernet cable is plugged in and has been checked multiple times so not only do I get no connection wirelessly I get no connections wired... I have installed the lan drivers etc and my wireless drivers but I have no connection still...
And on the rare chance my wireless connects to my router I get like 5 seconds of internet or none at all but is connected
Any help is apreciated

EDIT forgot to say all other devices in the house are working just fine wirelessly and wired.

Answer:No connection+no ethernet cable detecting

Ok so I just noticed the wireless card is called atheros ar9285 wireless net work adapter #2
This is not the case it's a tp link TL-WN781ND
And when I try to manualy install the wireless card it says no TPLINK wireless card detected :/ could this be where the problem lies?
What do internets what do.
Please any help would be apreciated I have alot of work that's due soon.

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Have got a notebook and a desktop that are giving me a head ache when i need them to connect to share files ie work.

What i have is on both a built in ethernet or network adaptor and an ethernet cable connecting them both directly.

This i understand is all i need.

Really simple set up.

The desktop however is on 2000 pro os and the laptop is on xp home.

They wont connect and share files. And one asks me to make a floppy disk to configure the network or something which is no good as my laptop only has a cd drive.

Does anyone have any clue how to connect these 2 computers as i would be of great use. And would be much appreciated.

Any ideas please write to me at.
[email protected]

Answer:2 pc direct ethernet cable connection

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I am thinking of buying a used computer with an connection for dsl or one with a modem I understand I can use a modem with a phone line but what do I need for DSL?

Answer:modem for cable or ethernet connection

Hi, When you sign up for the DSL service, usually the DSL modem or DSL gateway device (this is not the same as a phone modem, but the telephone line is involved with DSL) is provided by them. It's usally an external device that they have a tech set up for you.
Remember, you need to tell them if you want wireless or wired.

You will need a network adapter card, or a built-onto-the motherboard Ethnernet port, and a network patch cable. Most newer computers come with an Ethernet port built in, or you can install one in an open PCI slot inside the computer. If you are going with wireless you will need a wireless network adapter.
The DSL service also sells them and will install it for you, ask first about the cost....they are not expensive, any good supply store will have some.
If you buy one and install it>>You usually will need to install drivers for this adapter- with XP, or with older network cards, the drivers may be loaded by Windows.

Dialup with the phone line is slow, DSL is something you will really appreciate.

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Dear Sir

I have an internet connection which is distributed through Wi-Max and with Cat-5 Cable to my laptop. I use my laptop's (which also has a Wifi adapter) Ethernet to connect to that internet. I have another Laptop too which has Wireless adapter.

Unfortunately I am not able to network these two laptops and share my internet connection to the other on via WiFi?

I have DHCP enabled on my WiFi laptop. I am not sure what do I need to do and if I need to give static IP's to both the Laptops?

My ISP asked me to keep the IP address on my laptop as dynamic.
Whenever, I try to share the internet, it makes my IP as and I become unable to access the internet.

A help would be highly appreciable if someone can tell me what to do in order to connect these two laptops via wi-fi and then to share the internet on the other laptop.

Rakesh Soni
[email protected].

Answer:How to share a wi-Max cable internet through wi-fi

Disable ICS and DHCP on the laptop.
Leave the IP'S dynamic.
The wimax modem is probably acting as a DHCP server,so,when
you enable ICS or DHCP on the laptop you cause an IP conflict.
There may be a workaround.
You will need to set the wireless connections on the laptops to
AD-HOC mode so the can make comptuer to computer connections.
If you ever need to connect to a router,go back to infrastruture mode.

I am assuming you are using windows XP.

Next,on the computer with the wimax connection.
Go to start/control panel/network connections.
Left click a blank space in the window and hold.
Drag the mouse accross both the LAN and wireless connection
so they are both selected.
Then right click a selected connection and click bridge connections.
That will bridge the LAN to the wireless and pass the LAN connection
directly to the wireless connection.
Should give you internet on the wireless.

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my family just got cable internet and I was thinking of either starting up a wireless network or splitting the cable to share the broadband. the computer the cable is going into is on the second floor of a two story house and my computer is in the basement. they already have a wireless router so my brother can use his wi-fi enabled notebook. he told me he got a good signal with some drop-outs on the first floor. if wireless is the way to go, how can I make it so the signal reaches the basement? as far as splitting the cable goes, how would bandwith be affected?

Answer:best way to share cable internet

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I have broadband through comcast(cable). I have it going wall -> Motorola sb5100 -> SMC7004ABR -> to three computers. It's been working fine ever since it was install. I was messing around with the router(trying to figure out the fire wall settings)and hit the release button on the status page where it show internet connection status. Well it disconnected from the cable modem and I can ton find out how to reconnect it to the modem. if I plug my computer into the modem I can connect to the internet. All the setup pages on the router are asking for some kind of log-on information (IE: static ip address log name and password) like using a dialup or dsl modem. from what I can figure is the cable modem is always connected and doesn't need any additional input (username and password) but the router will not accept an direct Internet connection it want to send some sort of logon info and get a logon correct back from the service provider.

I know it can work because it was working for 3 months before e I messed with it.
can anyone help?

Answer:can't share cable internet

try power cycling the router....

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I have been unable to do a direct cable connect. Settings are not available. In settings, to do a cable connect it asks for a name and ISP. There isn't any. I never had a problem doing this before and I can do it with my apple computer. It has now been 2 days trying to figure out how to do what should be the easiest connection. No problem with any wireless----not everyone has wireless! Your microsoft stores have a long way to go to match the apple stores. I have been very disappointed with the lack of information on solving this problem. Doesn't anyone realize that if you can't get a connection to the internet it is very difficult to communicate or download any patches.

Answer:Unable to do ethernet direct cable connect-homeuser

applevwindows10 said:

I have been unable to do a direct cable connect. Settings are not available. In settings, to do a cable connect it asks for a name and ISP. There isn't any. I never had a problem doing this before and I can do it with my apple computer. It has now been 2 days trying to figure out how to do what should be the easiest connection. No problem with any wireless----not everyone has wireless! Your microsoft stores have a long way to go to match the apple stores. I have been very disappointed with the lack of information on solving this problem. Doesn't anyone realize that if you can't get a connection to the internet it is very difficult to communicate or download any patches.

Hi applevwindows10 and welcome to Tenforums.

This forum is not a part of Microsoft, so if you'd like to get feedback to them, you'd be best off using the Feedback app which is integral to Windows 10. That way, you can be sure someone from Microsoft sees it. (Of course, you need to get online to do that! )

Now, on to your problem.
I assume when you say "direct cable connect" you are referring to plugging an ethernet cable from your desktop's NIC to your modem or router. Is that correct? If so, then you are correct, there are no settings to be specified when doing this; you simply plug in each end. If your router/modem is assigning IP addresses correctly, you should get right online without issue.

Things to check would be your wired NIC drivers... Read more

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Hi all,
I'm getting a BSOD with error 0x00000019 whenever i try to share internet with my ps3 when using a ethernet cable .
The steps i did to get the BSOD was :
1.Open network and sharing center
2.Clicked on my home mobile broadband connection
3.Properties ->Sharing tab
4.Allowed sharing of internet connection for local area network
5.Connect the ethernet cable to both the ps3 and laptop
6.Configured the ps3 to use wired settings
7.The ps3 does a connection test which show connected for ip address , playstation network and internet . However , whenever it starts searching for NAT , the laptop goes into BSOD with badpool header error .

My Windows 7 Professional is
- x64
- The original OS installed was vista

Attached are the documents needed . any help is greatly appreciated . Thanks .

Answer:BSOD-trying to share internet between laptop and ps3 through ethernet.

Quote: Originally Posted by VergilX

Hi all,
I'm getting a BSOD with error 0x00000019 whenever i try to share internet with my ps3 when using a ethernet cable .
The steps i did to get the BSOD was :
1.Open network and sharing center
2.Clicked on my home mobile broadband connection
3.Properties ->Sharing tab
4.Allowed sharing of internet connection for local area network
5.Connect the ethernet cable to both the ps3 and laptop
6.Configured the ps3 to use wired settings
7.The ps3 does a connection test which show connected for ip address , playstation network and internet . However , whenever it starts searching for NAT , the laptop goes into BSOD with badpool header error .
My Windows 7 Professional is
- x64
- The original OS installed was vista

Attached are the documents needed . any help is greatly appreciated . Thanks .

Three problems

1-Your Avast
Please remove and replace your Avast with Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

2-Your ewusbwwan.sys USB NDIS Miniport Driver from Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Was the cause of all three crashes. Re-install using newest available driver
3- No SP-1
Ensure you install the correct 64 or 32bit option for your system)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (64bit)
Download the System Update Readiness Tool (32bit)

ISC Diary | Windows 7 / 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Probl... Read more

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I was going to reformat my sister computer so she wanted me to transfer some files on my computer so she can keep those file after reformatting and move it back to her computer, but for some reason my LAN connection is not sharing any files with all of my computer (4 computers) but I can still get internet connections... can anyone help me out ASAP please!!!

Answer:unable to share my lan connection

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Hello, I was hoping someone could help me! I really don't know what to do.

For other three years, me and my brother have both been connected to our router via ethernet cables. On this Tuesday just gone, however, my brother took it upon himself to mess with the router whilst I was out. Apparently, his internet had been down since we'd had a power-cut on the Sunday, (My internet was fine, and always has been and was fully functional after said power-cut), and before then, it'd been going really slow, and sometimes cutting out. Okay, no problem. Now, the the thing is, that morning, I was on my internet, all happy, and when I returned home that evening, my PC wouldn't connect.

My PC still refuses to connect, three days on. It's not even picking up that there's something plugged in. When I run the troubleshooter, it says there isn't a problem, and tells me to seek help online, but then, you go on to - Network and Sharing Center - Change Adapter Settings, it says there is a Network cable unplugged.

The thing I find odd, is that the router is actually flashing to say that my PC is plugged in and connected to the router. I know that there is nothing wrong with the modem or what have you, as I linked my laptop up to my PC via a cable earlier today to try and get it online.

It's not a virus program problem, either. Like I said, it was working Tuesday morning, nine hours later, I come home, my brother restarted/unplugged the router, and no... Read more

Answer:PC no longer picking up connection via ethernet cable.

so the router is working OK for everyone else using wireless from that router - is that correct

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I currently have my cable modem connected to my computer via a USB cable and ports. Would there be any improvement in data flow performance if I instead used an ethernet cable and ports which I also have?

Thanks muchos!!

Answer:Which is superior cable modem connection...USB or Ethernet?

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doing a repair on win 8 pc. from win 8 screen I click on IE icon. IE opens with
address bar on bottom. and connects. networking shows cable connected. would like to change this back to traditional view . IN addition , when I open the desktop view from the win 8 screen and open IE . I get the mess. pg can't be displayed . no connection ? definitely confused

Answer:pc see's ethernet cable no connection in desktop view

Not really following you. Are you having issues with IE in the Metro/Start screen, or in the Desktop mode?

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hi, here's my situation:

i used my laptop since morning 10am and in the afternoon i fell asleep beside it, meant to leave it's power on so it could finish my downloads but when i woke up at 3pm, the lan connection was disconnected. the wifi connection works, and it is what im using now, although i want to fix this problem since my laptop tends to disconnect from the wifi if heated up too much

i tried the following

adjusting and reconnecting the ethernet cable
switching cat5e cables to a previously working one
restarting laptop
enabling and disabling the network adapter
checked if the drivers are up to date
switched and used a cable that was working for the desktop
connected the laptop directly to the modem(surprisingly, the modem detected that there was a port it was connected to)
system restore

help is very much appreciated

Answer:Ethernet cable connection not detected by laptop

with the PC connected by cable only - can we see an ipconfig /all and a device manager screen shot

Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen, menu on the left hand side

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

if the above does not work then -

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb > In the Start Search box type > device manager and then press enter
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

Windows 8
If you happen to be using a keyboard with Windows 8, the quickest way to open Device Manager is via its shortcut on the Power User Menu, accessible by pressing the WINDOW and the X keys together.
If on a touch screen - have a read here Read more

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There's home wireless connection that my laptop won't connect to on its own. This wireless connects after the laptop has been connected to the router via the Ethernet cable, and stays connected with the cable unplugged until it drops (it's normal for my connection to drop sometimes), and then won't reconnect by itself again.

My wireless has wpa2-psk. OS is Vista.

Thank you.

Answer:Wireless only connects after Ethernet cable connection

Hey Sammy2. I assume your machine connected before with no connection issues.
Which Vista are you using,32 or 64 bit, and what Service Pack level is it on?
Do you have and use a good Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware cleaner?
When you lose your connection, is the Internet and wireless l.e.d.'s on the router still on?
Are there any other pc's that connect to this network?
When you state it won't connect again automatically, what do you do to get an Internet connection again?

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I've been going crazy getting my Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Vista 64 bit to work with the internet. I tried multiple wireless cards but they only gave a speed of 1,000 kbps. So I tested an ethernet cable and it showed a speed of about 3,500kbps. I kept testing different wireless cards and then testing the ethernet cable to compare speeds. After a few cards I decided to just get a 50 foot ethernet cable and be done with it.

I inserted the cable today and got a speed over 3,000 kbps I then uninstalled the wireless card and then took out the wireless card hardware. When I turned the comp back on it was telling me to click ok to find an ethernet driver or something. I did but it could not find anything. So even though the ethernet card worked fine before now it is super super slow where I can't even use it.

Does anyone have suggestions what to do. Do I need an ethernet driver...where can I find it? Below are my specs. Thanks for any help!

Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop
Linksys WRT54G Router (Wireless-G Broadband Router)
Intel 82562V-210/100 Network Connection

Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 1
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 2.00 GHZ
4.00 GB RAM
64 bit operating system
GeForce 8800 GT Graphics Card
Norton Internet Security

Answer:Ethernet Cable Connection Super Slow

I just went through Device Manager >Network Adapters> Intel 82562V-2 10/100 and clicked on the driver tab. I clicked update drivers and it said I had the most up to date drivers.

Driver Date: 1/14/2008
Driver Version:

So it doesn't seem like an ethernet driver issue.

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

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

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

Answer:Solved: CABLE MODEM with Ethernet + USB Connection

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Answer:If your cable Modem has USB and ethernet which one gives a faster connection?

Probably too close to notice but the straight ethernet will be faster

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Ok yall, new issue. I am finishing up on the network that I have been working on for weeks. I am on the last computer for the business. I have been going through and taking out all the programs that are not suppose to be there. Now my problem is, ever since I started on the last computer, the broadband connection to the computer is being sent through the dial up and vpn section of the network. keeps jumping back and forth from connected to not connected and I have uninstalled the nvidia 10/100 mbps ethernet controller and it still is doing the same thing. If anyone has an idea what is going help out please.

Answer:Computer, and Ethernet Cable (broadband Connection)

I have done a complete clean on the system and still have not been able to fix the problem with the Ethernet port. Cleaned all the disk drives and fragmented all the drives and again still have nothing. The system thinks that the broadband connection is running through a wan dialup port

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

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

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

how do i configure each???

please some one help!

Answer:Ethernet wired connection using crossover cable

Start-->Run--> NetSetup

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Hey, I just want to say thanks to anyone who gives me any help and sorry for the termonology just I'm not the best with computers. So here is my problem, I have a router(lynksys WRT54GS.) I currently have a wireless connection set up and I was wondering how could I set up a connection through an ethernet cable. I have the cable connected from a port in the router to the computer I'm using now. Sorry for the question (sounds stupid when I read it over,) but like I said I'm not the best with computers.

So can anyone tell me how to get the ethernet cable as my main connection instead of wireless and how I could set it up?

Regards, Jack.

Answer:Help setting up connection through ethernet cable on my router

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I have a PC that is connected to the internet with a cable running windows 8.1. I want to share this internet with my iPad via bluetooth. How can i do that?

Answer:How to share cable internet from a PC via bluetooth?

You can follow the steps below for test to share your network via bluetooth.
Note:Before following these steps, make sure your phone has exchanged passkeys with your computer. This methods applies to Vista, also may be applies to Windows 8.1. I'm sorry for couldn't make a test.
1. Open the Connect to the Internet wizard by clicking Control Panel, clicking
Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, clicking
Set up a connection or network, and then clicking Connect to the Internet.
2. If you already have an Internet connection, click Set up a new connection anyway.
3. If the Do you want to use a connection that you already have? page appears, click
No, create a new connection.
4. On the How do you want to connect? page, click Dial-up, and then follow the steps. Make sure you select the Bluetooth enabled modem (your phone).
5. On the Type the information from your Internet service provider (ISP) page, in
Dial-up phone number, type the carrier code or phone number.
Contact your mobile service provider for the required ID (or user name), password, and carrier code or phone number.Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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I am connecting my computer and laptop through crossover cable and able to browse the contents of both the computer and transfer it properly.

But dont able to share the dial-up internet. Please tell me how to do. I already enable the ICS on server and IP is automatically alloted ( and the IP of client is ( but not able to share the internet. Please tell me what I do, I think i have to "bridge connection" but between which? Please explain in little detail.

In my system Windows XP SP1 is installed and on laptop Windows XP SP2 is installed.

Answer:Share Internet through Crossover cable

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I have two computers connected to each other through the crossover cable. I also have a cable internet connection in one of the computer. i am trying to share the internet connection in the another computer but am not able to do so. now what do i have to do to share the inetrnet connection between the two computers?

Answer:how to share internet using crossover cable?

where does this other computer get internet connection from, directly from router, via switch or hub?

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I got a friends permission to use their wireless internet. I can only connect in a certain spot in the house. I want to connect wirelessly and then share the connection through the ethernet into MY wireless router, and broadcast through my house. How would I go about doing this??

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I have recently moved house and my computer was connected to the internet using a Belkin wireless modem/router using a Belkin wireless adaptor.I also had a laptop with a Belkin wireless card connected.At my new address I have configured the router with the ethernet cable but when i try to connect wirelessly everything looks to be set up ok but when i disconnect the ethernet cable the ADSL light on my modem/router starts blinking and i lose my internet connection.If i disable the ethernet card i can still connect to the internet wirelessly as long as the ethernet cable is connected to the modem/router.I have set everything up in the room nearest to the phone socket but want to move the computer to another room and leave the modem/router near to the phone point.Any ideas why this is happening ?

Answer:Lost ADSL connection when ethernet cable removed

By the way my ISP is AOL.

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

I have a Gateway running XP sp2

Answer:Laptop will not recognize ethernet connection to cable modem

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

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

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So for the past few days my internet has be extremely laggy, and when checking my internet connections this comes up:

I have no idea what to do concidering how I have my own wireless connection that seems to be working fine:

When I try an diagnose the problem, every time this comes up:

I have no idea what to do and I can't find anything to help me with this problem, does anyone know what to do? Should I get a new ethernet cable or is this something that can be fixed on my laptop? Incase it helps I use a TOSHIBA Windows 7 laptop

Answer:Local Area Connection and ethernet cable unplugged

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i used to be able to access the internet directly via a direct ethernet connection, but now my only option appears to be the wireless network connection. i don't recall when exactly the local area connection disappeared but the wireless is too slow & unreliable. i really would appreciate any assistance figuring out how to connect to the internet directly again.

i'm running windows xp home edition version 2002 with service pack 2 on a emachine desktop. i have a netgear wireless pci adapter for the wireless.

i tested the cable on another pc so i know the cable & the ethernet connection work. when i plug teh cable into my pc, shouldn't a local area connection option appear on my network connections? i believe i used to be able to choose between wireless & local are connection, but not all i get is wireless network connection.

i ran ipconfig/all. this i what i got:

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DA04-Bloomfield
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG311 802.11g Wireless PCI A
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Answer:wireless connection works but can not connect via ethernet cable

I have no idea about your level of knowledge but I thought I'd let you know what I would do to investigate the problem....

Right click My Network places from the desktop or go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Network Connections.

Here you should see you LAN and Wireless Connections. Make sure the LAN connection is not disabled. Right click, properties, select Internet Protocol in the box and set everything to automatic; obtain IP and DNS automatically, assuming you have a DHCP server on the network. The router perhaps? If not then manually enter the IP, subnet mask (probably and the gateway ip. Set the Primary DNS address to the same as the gateway again, assuming the router is configured to get it's DNS address from your ISP. Click Advanced and set Enable NetBIOS over TCIP in the WINS tab.

Also check in Device Manager that your Network Card (NIC) is available, enabled and working.

Once the ethernet cable is attached, you should at least be able to ipconfig and see the LAN connection. If you can try to ping the router:
You should get 4 replies if all is well.
Then try to ping an external address:
again, you should 4 replies.

I know this is fairly detailed help but that would be a good start to investigate your issue.

Good luck...

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I just got my very first laptop and have been searching for simple instructions on connecting it to my current home Internet connection (Comcast cable). I already have a router, but it is not wireless as it came from Vonage (Linksys RT31P2). The laptop is Toshiba A105-S2071 with Wireless 802.11g/b.

Buying a long Ethernet cable seems cumbersome but simple. Would getting a wireless router automatically provide wireless access to the laptop without changing the PC connection (and with no fees from my ISP)?

Both computers have Windows XP. Once I get connected, what utility should I use to configure this little network and protect it? I'll need to transfer files from the laptop to the PC periodically.

Answer:Connecting laptop to share cable Internet

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Iíve been looking for days (over a week now) for a solution to my problem. What I want to do is this:

Share internet from Computer A to Computer B with only a crossover Ethernet cable. No router, no wired hub, just the cable. Both are Windows 7 computers.

Iíve had it set up this way for almost a year, but Computer Aís hard drive recently crashed and Iíve had to replace it with another computer and I lost the instructions that I used before to set it up like this. Hereís what I remember from those instructions, if this will help:

Computer A: (Internet connected PC): One of the ipvís was set to an IP Address of
Computer B: One of the ipvís was set to 1:2:3:4:5:6:7:8
And I remember having to go into Windows firewall and allow some connection. I think there was an issue with this as well where I had to go in to some settings to even make it show the option to allow the connection?
I think I may also have had to go into my broadband modem and make adjustments as well, cannot remember what I did there.

Someone might ask why I want this sort of setup. The reason is this: I cannot use my router because I connect to a VPN for work over Computer B, and the VPN will not allow me to connect with the model of router I have. Also, I donít have time to go buy a wired hub even if that would work.
This seems like it would be easy for some of you gurus, so please can someone help me?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Help. I need to share internet btwn 2 PCs using ONLY crossover cable. No Rtr No Hub.

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I have searched through the forums, googled, and tried linksys and MS, still having trouble. So hopefully someone here can help.

I have a wireless Linksys router that has 4 connections for a wired setup. I had used the router for my Xbox that was upstairs but had my pc downstairs at the other end of the house. I switched over my Xbox from wireless to wired after running the house with CAT5 through the walls and in the attic down to my office.

My main PC (WinXP) is connected to the first wired port of the router and my Xbox to the second port. They both work fine. I recently acquired a laptop running Win2K and tried connecting to port 3 of the router to gain internet access in the bedroom upstairs. The router lights up showing that is recognizing a connection with the laptop, but the activity lights do not light up. When I disconnect the Cat5 from the laptop the laptop says the network has been disconnected.

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?

Thanks (Sorry for the long explanation)

Answer:Share internet with cable modem and router?

rbarr110 said:

I set the LAN connections to autodetect IP etc. etc. and as far as I can tell, all the settings on the Win2K laptop match my XPpro desktop. Is there something I am missing?Click to expand...

Have you checked ipconfig (open the command window and run "ipconfig /all" to see if the autodetect is pulling in the information correctly?

There really shouldn't be anything beyond plugging in the cable as far as the router is concerned.

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hi i have just made a serial direct connection and now have enabled file sharing.and it works.but now how do i access the internet through my windows 95 laptop when my windows XP desktop is connected to it possible to share the internet connection?.i have a dial up connection.thanks alot.ben

Answer:internet share - through direct cable,xp-win95

It may work. You will have to enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the dialup connection in the Network Connections folder. Right click the entry, select Properties, then the Advanced tab. Tick the box for "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection". In the 'host' computer, go to the Direct Cable Connection entry and in its Properties, select the Networking tab, then the TCP/IP entry, then click the Properties button. Set the IP address to in both the From and To boxes. In the 'client' computer, set the IP address to and (if requested) the subnet mask to If, in paragraph one above, you don't have the option to enable Internet Connection Sharing, this is because you don't have a network adapter installed and shared internet access isn't going to work.

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Hello Guys,

I've been searching for the past 2 days a solution, but nothing came up to work. Tried different things, nothing good yet.

So I'm directly connected to a modem, cable, and well, my computer takes time to identify and then identifies it first a a public network (i was able to change it to home). ipv6 no internet access, ipv4 no network access.

Here's my ipconfig log :
Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-6A-8A-15-AF-E8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2408:210:82a1:9300:21bb:17de:75f8:e7eb(Pr
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2408:210:82a1:9300:d457:7a9d:f912:561(Pre
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::21bb:17de:75f8:e7eb%11(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . .... Read more

Answer:Win 7 - can't have internet access cable ethernet from modem ipv6 no internet ipv4 no

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

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

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I've looked around quite a bit to find a solution to my problem and am out of luck.
I will start this off by saying my computer has run perfectly fine for a good three years. Earlier today there was a bad storm that caused a short power outage. Upon regaining power, I booted up my computer to discover that I am unable to connect to the Internet on my computer alone. My phone can connect through wi-fi, my Xbox can connect through an ethernet cable. My PC is the only one with the issue. I have tried different ethernet cables, but none are recognized. The LED does not light up in the back.
I've tried all remedies that have worked in the past for me, when it comes to loss of connection. Below I will try to provide images captured by my phone (sadly cannot provide screenshots) that may, hopefully assist.

Answer:Ethernet Cable not detected. Local Area Connection not visible.

Hi DrewO,

Looking at those images, your computer has connected fine, you're just not getting the signal from the outside.

Please could you list the way your computer connects to the internet, for example:

MY PC > Ethernet Cable > Router > Modem (Phone Line)

Also please could you go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > See Full Map - Screenshot this and upload it. Post back with your results.



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My Sony Vaio seems to not like connecting to wireless internet anymore, and when I click on the available connections, it shows the ethernet cord as a wireless connection (but it works). There is no recognition from my computer that it is plugged in to a ethernet cord.

I have tried a system restore to 2 weeks before this all happened, and it didn't work. I'm not sure what to do, I know it's a problem with my computer because other people can connect to the ethernet cord and the wireless, just not me.

Any ideas?

Answer:Sony Vaio thinks ethernet cable is a wireless connection

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.


Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.


with the pc connected to the router via the ethernet cable, , Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

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

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

Repeat this with the pc connected to the router via wireless (disconnect the ethernet cable )

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get a... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,i have problem with my Z500 Ideapad My system is 8.1 (windows)Before everything was ok, i dindn t install anything but only IIS on my pc. My problem is the following I have this situation : My configuration after a windows update is completly changed. The cable is always the same and i tried also to change it but the result is the same. i don t have the light on, i can see only the Ethernet connection that says unplugged/ disconnected cable even if it is connected and i have the light on the modem is not on. The ip is set in automatic on ipv4 and ipv6this is the situation related to the hardware.  something happened because now i have a yellow part on the blutooth audio device and maybe for the ethernet connection something was updated but i tried also to rescue the previous driver and nothing wi fi connection is not always stable so i need the Lan one for my work. what can i model name is 5931 which is the right driver to manually force to have the previous situation? could you help me?it s really urgent Manuela

Answer:z500 lan connection : ethernet card enable but with disconnected cable and no light

Try disconnecting the cable first. Uninstall the ethernet driver in device manager by selecting erase/delete the files. Reboot. Install the ethernet card driver. Reboot. Connect the ethernet cable and see if you now have the internet service.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello all,

I have a at&t u-verse router that is the model NVG589, Motorola

My question is:

I game on my PC a lot and would like to know, what is the best CAT cable to get that my internet box can support?

Answer:Best CAT Ethernet Cable For my internet?

The newest version is CAT6 but if making your own be sure to get the correct plugs to use with it. CAT5e is the previous version and CAT5 is older. There are other versions of lower number but really not suitable for much more than phone systems.

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Hello all,

I have a at&t u-verse router that is the model NVG589, Motorola

My question is:

I game on my PC a lot and would like to know, what is the best CAT cable to get that my internet box can support?

Answer:Best CAT Ethernet Cable For my internet?

The newest version is CAT6 but if making your own be sure to get the correct plugs to use with it. CAT5e is the previous version and CAT5 is older. There are other versions of lower number but really not suitable for much more than phone systems.

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Alright, i'll make it short but informative; i can't connect to the internet without an ethernet cable. I have tried pressing the laptop's "WiFi" button, but nothing has happened (The light didn't even change), i have tried rebooting and going into BIOS to see if there was on option there (nothing), i have tried going into Device Manager, and under "Network Cards" i got 4 options (I believe i had 4 options, though now i have only 3) first i tried to deactivate it and the reactivate it, but that just made it not work at all, and when i got home and got my connection back, i tried to update the drivers (which is when i noticed i only had 3, because i was at school when all 4 showed up, so i didn't have connection to update them) but it just said that they were all up to date, i have tried using the windows recovering tool to go back before the problem occurred (Though i did get an error the first time due to my AVG being up so it couldn't complete, but after that i tried doing it again with AVG off, but the situation didn't change), and i know the problem isn't with the router, as the problem occurs with different WiFi's. In the beginning, it would only say "can't connect to the internet" over and over again, but now it won't even show the available WiFi networks in the area.
Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Only able to connect to internet via ethernet cable

The easiest thing to do would be to get a wireless dongle and use that to connect instead of the (probably) dead card. They are inexpensive - I've used these with great results.

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