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Question: Unreliable ethernet and wireless

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

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On start-up of my laptop I often have no Internet connection. In these circumstances I have to carry out a restart and then I will have Internet connection.The modem is brand new, as is the ethernet cable.When I have no Internet connection I have opened the Network and Sharing Centre then clicked on Change Adapter Settings and in the Network Connections there is no LAN option showing.After I've restarted and have Internet connection then a LAN connection is showing.On advice from Acer I have recently carried out a Factory Restore yet the same issue still exists, although a different icon shows in the Network icon (btm right by the clock) as previously it was the icon of the monitor with a yellow exclamation mark but now it's the monitor with a red no signal shape in it.I thought the restore would solve this issue but it has not, does anyone have any ideas?Also, during the Factory Restore I burned 3 Recovery Discs and 1 ApplicationDriver disc, does anyone know what should be done with these, do they need re-installing or just kept as back-up just in case?My laptop is an Acer 5532 and runs on Windows 7.

Answer:Unreliable Ethernet Internet connection

What version of the Atheros LAN driver are you using ? Are you using 32bit or 64bit Windows 7 ? click here for the very latest version 1.0.0.36 , released on the 22nd October 2010 Ashley

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Title says it all.
When I troubleshoot, it says Default Gateway not Available.
I'm getting the 169.x.x.x IP address...
I have 2 computers operating, one that isn't.
Wireless works perfectly.
One is Windows Server 2012, does not work.
One is Windows 8, does not work.
And another Windows 8 which does work.
And I have 2 iPad's that work perfectly.
Already tried the netsh resets, and all the software fixes.
I've also replaced my modem and Ethernet cards.
In the process of getting a router, got one that was DOA.
Trying a powerful router, the RT-AC66U.

On the server, the internet works for about half the day, and the other half, it doesn't work.

Answer:Unreliable Internet on Ethernet on SELECT Computers

I'm also running the Asus AC66U, no idea why the internet would work for half a day but have you tried starting up in safe mode with networking to determine if the problem is from an installed program or anti virus software.

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I currently have an 8MB broadband connection provided down my BT line by F2S.COM. I use a Belkin ADSL Modem with a built-in 4 port wireless router to generate a private wireless network using 802.11G protocol giving me an effective network speed of 54MBps. This network is accessed by my primary machine - a laptop with an internal Intel Pro Wireless 200BG card which runs 802.11g - and three other machines (2 laptops and a desktop) - all fitted with Belkin wireless cards running 820.11b giving them a reduced speed of 11MBps.

The secondary machines all connect to the network on bootup and wotk without problems. My primary machine, however, whilst originally working fine, has now developed an annoying habit. When it is booted, the network card with either fail to find the local network at all, or will claim to be connected but will be unalbe to retrieve mail or connect to web pages - I suspect because a proper connection has not been established with my ISPs DNS servers, the location for which is stored in the router configuration.

In order to connect this machine to the Internet I must either:

a. Reboot the router or
b. Disable the internal network card, insert a card running 802.11b (ie a slower card) which immediately finds and connects to the network, remove that card and re-enable the internal 802.11G which then works fine after redetecting the network.

Generally speaking if I then power off the machine and restart it several hours later it will work without any problems... Read more

Answer:Unreliable Wireless Connection on 802.11g

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Several people on this forum kindly helped me to get my wireless network running sort of reliably a few weeks ago, but I still have trouble getting it to connect when I first switch on the computer.Here's the situation:I run Windows XP Home SP2. I have a Belkin 54Mbps router with built-in adsl modem plugged into my primary phone socket, and a Belkin USB adapter fitted to the computer. The protocol is 802.11g.Both the router and the adapter are running with the latest driver software, downloaded from Belkin. I never switch the router off.When I turn on the computer, 9 times out of 10 I get the report "Unable to connect to wireless network". I restart the machine and it connects OK. Occasionally it will connect first time, and occasionally it takes two restarts to get a connection. But it almost always takes one computer restart to fire it up.Needless to say, this is bl**dy irritating! Has anyone please got any suggestions as to why it virtually never connects first time?

Answer:Unreliable wireless network

Do you switch the router on before the pc? it could be that the pc doesn't get the connection staright away and won't recognise it

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This is a Pavilion DV7-6195us. It connects wirelessly to a Comcast provided gateway/router. My connection drops off randomly, and my workaround has been to click on the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar, disconnect from my network, wait 5 seconds, and reconnect. This is successful in about 90% of the cases.I looked under Device Manager> Network Adapters, and see: Intel Centrino Wireless -N 1000 #2, Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2, Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #3, and Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.This laptop was bought used from a guy who did the free upgrade to Windows 10 without doing any of the prep work. I reverted it back to Win 7, 64bit. The laptop is from about 2012, and I did the best I could about updating the latest drivers, but attempting to install the latest WiFi driver gave me the message that said that the installed driver was more recent than the one I was trying to install. The current driver version is 15.11.0.7 dated 1/26/2014(Intel Centrino). I don't know why it is a #2, and I don't know where the Microsoft Virtual Miniport #2 and #3 came from. Their driver versions are identical, and are dated from 2006.I wonder if they are interfering with the Intel N 1000? Should I uninstall them? Is there a later driver for the Centrino N 1000 that can be found somewhere other than HP's support site?My aim here is to stabilize my connection to my wireless router.My wife's laptop is a Dell Inspiron that sits not to... Read more

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so i got my new PC from alienware and it came with windows 7. everything works great except one thing. My internet connect cuts out all the time. it will work fine for a bit then stop. and when its not working it says im still connected to the network like there is no problem..but web pages wont load. i never had this problem with XP and had the same modem, router and wireless adapter..

i have a newer belkin router, a comcast modem and a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter. i would just hard wire it but i cant due to the way my house was built.

any help is appreciated

Answer:Wireless connectivity unreliable

(in case you see this before the other thread you made!)

Hi reflucks,

Here's a great tutorial on troubleshooting internet connection issues from another SevenForums user: Internet Troubleshooting Guide

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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so i got my new PC from alienware and it came with windows 7. everything works great except one thing. My internet connect cuts out all the time. it will work fine for a bit then stop. and when its not working it says im still connected to the network like there is no problem..but web pages wont load. i never had this problem with XP and had the same modem, router and wireless adapter..

i have a newer belkin router, a comcast modem and a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter. i would just hard wire it but i cant due to the way my house was built.

any help is appreciated
(wow it even stopped working while i was typing this post!)

Answer:Wireless connectivity unreliable

Hi reflucks,

Here's a great tutorial on troubleshooting internet connection issues from another SevenForums user: Internet Troubleshooting Guide

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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I recently moved house and was pleased to have successfully installed Virgin Broadband + Buffalo router + Belkin adaptor to my PC. Everything works ! But intermittently. Some days I get straight on, with excellent signal. Other days I have to fiddle with unplugging modem, resetting router, restarting my computer. Today I have low signal, which keeps 'blinking' - on and off.Any advice would be gratefully received.

Answer:Unreliable Wireless Broadband

TRy changing the wireless channel you may be getting "interferance" with other users in your local.

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I've had this problem for awhile now and after trying my best at fixing it, I've given in and have decided to come to the experts!

I have Linksys WAG54G wireless modem router, which is connected by ethernet cable to a standard PC and an Xbox 360. My sister is normally always connected to the wireless network on her laptop. The problem is, both her laptop and my Xbox get disconnected from the network after about 20 minutes. Unfortunately I'm not sure if its due to the same problem, or a completely different problem for each, all I know is that the Linksys needs to be turned off and on so that the laptop/Xbox can re-establish a connection.

I've done all the obvious stuff, client lease time is set to the maximum allowed for the Linksys (10080 minutes). It still does it though. I also find that for the laptop, the connection is more reliable when the standard PC isnt turned on, could this have anything to do with it?

Any suggestions are appreciated, now matter how dumb they seem!
 

Answer:Unreliable wireless connection

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My printer is wirelessly connected to a cable modem wireless router and frequently looses connectivity with the router.  Turning the printer wireless off and then back on solves the problem temporarily but not permanently.  Is there a permanent fix÷

Answer:Wireless connectivity unreliable

Hi,Please give your printer a fix (or static) IP address, this may help.1. Record its existing IP address (touch to the antenna symbol),2. Touch Home then touch Setup,3. Touch Network setup,4. Touch Wireless settings,5. Touch Advanced settings,6. Touch IP settings7. Touch Ok,8. Touch Manual,9. Touch IP Address (it should show existing IP address)10. Now change the last 3 digits from something to something greater than 10011. Touch Done then OkReboot the printer.Regards.

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I run XP Home SP2 on an 18-month-old PC.Some months ago I installed a wireless network for my B/B internet connection. This consists of a Belkin wireless router/BB modem and a USB Belkin adapter plugged into the computer. There are no other devices on the network.When I first installed the network it was unreliable at starting up. Wireless contact between the router and the adapter would often not work on first startup, and needed the computer to be restarted before it would connect.Then, after a couple of months, it started connecting first time, every time. This worked for perhaps 6 months.Recently it has started to become unreliable again. It won't always connect first time, and 2 or 3 times a week the connection will just drop out for no reason, requiring me to restart the computer.Nothing has changed in my setup. I haven't moved the router, the PC or the adapter. Nothing new has been placed between the router and the adapter. Whenever the network is connected, the signal strength is always reported as "excellent".Can anyone please suggest any reason for this unreliability?

Answer:Unreliable wireless network

I've come across similar problems a couple of times, and both times I'm pretty sure it's been caused by another wireless network in the area as "BT Home Hub" appeared in the available networks both times. Here's how I'd go about trying to get it to work:1. If you have Belkin software for the adapter then disable the windows Wireless network control, somewhere in your network connection properties there's a check box for "do not allow windows to manage my wireless network" or similar. Using both can cause conflicts.2. Check that your network is secured; If you can limit the router to a set of MAC addresses (found on the bottom of your wireless adapter) enable only yours and anyone elses you want to connect. Then set up the highest WEP/WAP encryption you can.3. If you have the option, set the wireless adapter software to 'only connect to //your network name\\ network'4. If you're still having issues, try decreasing the Tx rate in the adapter software. This will affect the speed of your connection but if you're only using it for internet connection you won't notice any difference unless you decrease the Tx rate below your broadband speed. ie. if you have 8Mbps broadband, then keep the Tx rate above 8Mbps , so select 11Mbps.5. If all of the above fail and you have another wireless network in the list, see if you can find out which neighbor has recently installed a wireless network, and ask them very nicely to secure it, limiting it to a range of MAC addresses if possible.Hope thi... Read more

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Hi all,I've just upgraded my laptop from Windows XP Home to the Pro edition. However, my wireless network now seems incredibly slow, and even more unreliable than before (it was always a bit awkward, but not this much...)Does anyone have any ideas why it could have slowed down? Even when the two 802.11b cards are right next to each other, it's still pretty slow. And I quite regularily get told that the other computer can't be found on the network; the normal solution to this is rebooting the network... :(

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About 18 months ago, I changed my Sagem adsl modem for a Belkin 54G wireless router, and added a Belkin USB wireless adaptor to my XP computer.About 70% of the time, my computer connects to the wireless network as soon as I boot up. And it will do this reliably for months on end. Then, for no apparent reason, it will go through several weeks of failing to connect when I first boot up. The 'Repair' function never works, and the only way I can get an adaptor/router connection is to restart the computer (sometimes I need to do this twice).After behaving like this intermittently (maybe 5 days out of 7) for a few weeks, the system settles down again, and connection between the computer and the router happens completely reliably on first boot-up. Whenever the connection is made, the signal strength is always reported as 'Excellent'.I have tried and tried to identify some variable that is at the bottom of this behaviour, but I just can't. None of the equipment - router, computer, adaptor - is ever moved. Nor is any other nearby electronic equipment. The router's connection to the internet is completely reliable, and the electricity supply has no bearing on the situation. When it happens, the unreliability can't be pinned down to any particular days of the week.My wife's Vista laptop logs into the network unfailingly, every time. But that can't be related to the problem, because she's only had it for 6 months.As problems go, this isn't a major one. But it's bugged me for a year and a... Read more

Answer:Intermittently unreliable wireless network

Whenever that happens on mine I switch the Router off for about 20 minutes which usually fixes it. Occasionally if that doesn't work I do a hard reset on the router using the reset button and then re-enter my username, password etc.

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I have a 2 month old W520. During some periods of time, it will connect rock solid to my home 802.11 WLAN for days at a time. On occasions, like today, it looses the network for several seconds and then automatically reconnects, most of the time. Has anyone experienced this? Is there a solution? Could I have an out of date driver? I am loath to update if that is not the problem.

Answer:W520 with unreliable wireless connection

I forgot to add that I have 2 other laptops connected to the same WLAN and they do not experience the intermittent connection, so I'm sure it is the W520

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Hi,A couple of days ago I decided to upgrade to wireless from a previously reliable wired network however....The connection to the internet is lost every 5-10 minutes when downloading large files. The downloads (through Bit Comet) seem to run at up to 75k/sec (slower than before but this is not an issue) but the connection soon conks out and has to be reset. There is no problem with casual internet surfing.Another PC is connected to the router by cable and has no problems whatsoever even when downloading large files at around about 150k/sec.My router model is Belkin 54G model F5D7230-4 and I am using a Belkin wireless G USB network adapter to connect to it.The internet connection is Virgin (formerly Blueyonder) and is working perfectly.I also do not live in a built up area.Any help offered is much appreciated.Thanks for reading :-)

Answer:Unreliable wireless with Belkin 54G (Grrr!)

This is more likely to be an issue with the amount of concurrent connections that your router can handle from Bit Comet , some routers can handle thousands some only a few , I'd do a search on Google to see if others have the same problem . Ashley

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PLEASE HELP!

I'm usually able to figure stuff out myself by reading various forum threads, but I'm stumped on this one. I will try to list you the basic features of the hardware I'm using & the problem as clearly as possible.

I'm using: HP xw4600 Workstation (brand new)
PCI card: Ralink Wireless PCI Card 802.11n, 300M (brand new, installed myself)

I have a wireless broadband internet connection set up. Never have problems with it. Four laptops regularly connect to the network with ZERO issues. I am 99% sure the problem here is NOT router/internet-related.

PROBLEM:
I can connect to my wireless network with my newly installed PCI card. Full signal, connects no problem, everything is dandy. I will open a browser and it will load my homepage. I can load maybe a few more pages, AND THEN, the internet stops working. I am still connected, still full signal, etc. But web pages cease loading. If I keep trying and trying, after maybe 2 or 3 minutes, the connection seems to come back and I can load a few more pages (works for maybe 10 seconds), and then same thing. Nothing will load for another few minutes.

Basically; although I am connected/full signal/no problems with the network on any other laptop/ipod, the internet only works intermittently and very rarely. This distinguishes my case from those where the Wireless is connected and the internet DOES NOT work: in my case, it DOES work, but only 1/20th of the time.

Another peculiarity: the first time I co... Read more

Answer:Wireless Connected but Internet Unreliable

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I use my (Acer 5610Z) Vista laptop mainly when I'm on the road, such as in hotels, so there isn't any one particular router involved in my problem. It's that sometimes I can, and sometimes I can't, get the wireless to work. Right now, for instance, I can't connect at all. I try and try, and each time it simply comes back failed. The machine's attempts at an explanation are too pathetic to recount ("try plugging in a cable to 'local area connection!'").

Meanwhile, I happen to have access to another laptop, which connects just fine. So there is absolutely nothing wrong with the connection.

How can I begin to figure out what is wrong with my Acer? Thanks.
 

Answer:Vista laptop unreliable for on-the-road wireless use

I would suggest two things Historian:

1. Check the Acer web site to see if your wireless card has updated drivers.

2. Go out and plunk down $30 for a USB wireless adaptor and try using it for a couple of weeks instead of the internal one. If it works great and has no problems, keep it, use it and chalk up the internal one to be a lemon (providing your tried my first suggestion first). IF, however, the USB one acts just like the internal one, then you have some Windows issues that need to be troubleshooted (is that a word?)

Good luck
 

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Hello, you can check my profile for all the info you should need about my computer, basically I have Vista and I'm told that Vista and wireless don't go very well together...yet. We have a wireless/wired home network set up here, consisting of a wired router and a wireless router working together to connect all 3 of our desktops and all 3 of our notebooks. I'm talking specifically about problems with my notebook though. When I turn on my computer and/or my wireless card, it's real quick to connect, and I have access to our network storage drives and all the computers currently connected Our network has internet access via cable modem. The thing is, all the XP based systems on the network connect to the internet right away, while my Vista machine takes anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes. Even then, I'll sometimes loose the internet connection and will have to wait another 5 minutes for it to reconnect. Resetting the wireless router or the card itself doesn't speed up the process because I still have to wait for it to connect to the internet. Sometimes it won't connect for so long that I just give up and move all my work to an XP based desktop. It's really frustrating, if it's connected to the network, shouldn't it also have the same internet access right away? If I try to repair the connection (HA now Vista makes you wait for it to "diagnose the problem" or identify it and then it will give you the option to reset yo... Read more

Answer:Solved: VISTA wireless connection to internet is unreliable

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I have a relatively new (few months) laptop of my own running Win7 x64 with an "Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030" wireless network adapter. For some reason, I have serious problems connecting to most wireless networks. On my home network there are rarely problems, but when I attempt to any other network (college, or public hotspot, or neighbor's open wireless) there are often issues.

By "issues" I mean: when I first attempt to connect to the network in question, I'm usually able to connect to the first few sites I try to access, but usually after a second or a minute or a few minutes of normal connectivity, I'm suddenly unable to access anything. The browser's response is that DNS lookup has failed; when I record an IP address (via ping-command prompt) and type it in manually after this point, the browser's response is that "##.##..." is taking too long to respond, etc..." No other program is able to connect either. I have tried setting different DNS servers but it has had no visible effect. At this point, the only thing I can do to reconnect is to either wait a long time for the connection to reestablish itself (which can take an hour or more and isn't guaranteed) or to go to Device Manager and disable and reenable the wireless adapter, which then *sometimes* allows me to reconnect for a few seconds or a minute or an hour before connectivity breaks again. When the connection fails, Windows displays the computer ... Read more

Answer:Unreliable connectivity - Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030

I had the same issue too. My GF's laptop has a 1030 wireless NIC and it had all sorts of issues connecting to the APs in my house. It would work fine with her Linksys wireless router and my Sprint MiFi. But had connectivity/performance problems when connecting to either of my Netgear APs (WG102 and WNDAP350) along with my PC W 620 wireless controller with AP 105 and AP 125 access points. Updating the drivers helped the problem somewhat, but we were still experiencing dropped packets or extremely high latency when connected. Upon a suggestion from one of my coworkers, I tried adjusting the performance/power settings in Windows and that seemed to have fixed the problem. The laptop has been running fine ever since.
 

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

Answer:convert ethernet port on laptop to wireless ethernet bridge

yeah, it's called Internet Connection Sharing if you're running windows.
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My wireless connection in my Lenovo ThinkPad W530 is not reliable.  If I do a ping -t [gateway-ip] and let it run, I get a lot of timeouts.  My wireless network is 5 bars and seems to remain connected.  I have disabled power management on the driver, as well as uninstalling Lenovo power management on the laptop.  My network card is the Intel Ultimate-N 6300.  I get this problem at work, at home, in hotels, and many customer environments.  I have swapped out the network card twice.  I have tried the latest Lenovo drivers and Intel drivers. Is there a known compatibility issue with the Intel 6300?  Any other ideas besides putting in an external wireless NIC in my ExpressCard slot?  Any ideas as to how to isolate this problem further?

Answer:Unreliable W530 / Intel 6300 wireless in W530

Mine is fine. Try reinstalling Windows

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

Answer:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

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

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

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

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

Any advice?
 

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

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

does this make sense?

is this possible?

thank you

denny
 

Answer:using ethernet instead of wireless???

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

Answer:Wireless to ethernet

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

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Simple question,

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

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

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet

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


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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (273 GB Free); E: 5 GB (0 GB Free); F: 143 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, H67MA-E35 (MS-7680)
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus

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

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

Answer:set top box wireless and ethernet?

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks for your help!

Johnathon
 

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

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

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

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

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

Answer:Wireless and ethernet

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

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

thanks
 

Answer:Ethernet to Wireless, is this possible?

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks
mausie
AKA foufymaus
 

Answer:Ethernet -vs- Wireless

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Hi

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

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks for your help!

Johnathon
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

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

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

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet LAN

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

Answer:Wireless or Ethernet

Interesting reading here enter link description here

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

Answer:Ethernet OK, but no wireless

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

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

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

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Su... Read more

Answer:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

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

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

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

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

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

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

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated!
 

Answer:Pc not getting wireless through ethernet

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


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


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

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

Answer:Ethernet to Wireless...

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

Do you really not have ANY free USB ports?

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A little confusion here - When I log onto my Verizon router page (that 198.xxx thing), I show many menus but the following 2 have me a little confused. One says "network connection" type is: Ethernet - I do have a yellow cable coming out of my Actiontec router to the pc so I get that. Another menu says "wireless settings" and this says "wireless" which I have set to WPA and the mode is 802.11g "only". Is this system wireless or ethernet or both? I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point.. Am I all set with this configuration? (knowing I have to buy a box of some sort, Roku or Apple or something) and if I do have a wireless connection, can I connect the two without cables running from one to another? Hope that is all clear. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Ethernet or wireless?

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

both

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

someone else will need to answer the netflix service

from what I can see on the website
http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
you can watch via a PC


http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
Can I also watch instantly on my PC or Mac?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thankyou
 

Answer:Ethernet and wireless

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

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

Any suggestions anyone ! !
 

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

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

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

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

-Scott
 

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

Answer:Wireless vs. Ethernet

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

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

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless but no ethernet

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

Ed

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

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

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

C:\Users\WYN>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-CD-F0-BD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d91f:81b7:31ff:4ac1%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 August 2012 10:36:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 August 2012 10:42:13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

Answer:Ethernet Yes, Wireless No?

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

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

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

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

Here are a number of possible solutions

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet Vs Wireless

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

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Hi everyone

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

Thanks in advance

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mw2


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


Surprise, surprise...

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

Answer:wireless laptop and ethernet pc

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

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Hey,

I have been thinking about setting up a wireless webcam to show live streaming video of my hummingbird feeder or aquarium. The way I would like to set this up and to have it connected (preferrably wirelessly) to my router, and then be able access it through the internet either through FTP or perhaps some other way.

I read that FTP may not be able to support live streaming video because of the bandwidth involved. If that's true, I guess I could set up a desktop unit to act as a server, but would like to avoid that.

Has anyone out there tried this before? What camera did you use and what problems did you have?

I'm using a Linksys WRT54G router connected to a cable internet connected at 100 Mbps.

Any thoughts?
 

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

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In my office upstairs I have my broad band modem and two PC's and two printers. I would prefer to have these hard wired (ethernet) connected.

Down stairs I want to set up a PC for my wife via a wireless connection and I would also like to be able to use a lap to from the basement from time to time.

Can any one suggest a suitable configuration.

I have a friend with a similar set up who uses Net Gear DG632 and Net Gear WPN 824, but don't know if this is the best option.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless Combined

There's nothing wrong with your friend's configuration. One thing that I'd be thinking about, is the fast that you're going down two floors with the wireless signal. You might want to orient the antennas in a horizontal attitude to get more signal up and down, since the normal radiated pattern is like a bow-tie out the sides of a vertical antenna.
 

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

For example: Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge

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

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

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

or,

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

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

Answer:Wireless Ethernet Bridge

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

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

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

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When I bring my laptop home, I plug in a Cat5 cable and boot it up. Windows 7 then hooks up to my router with both the cable and via wireless. When I then transfer files from it, they transfer at the lower wireless speeds. If I disable the wireless on the laptop, the transfer speed increases to Cat5 levels.

Is there some way to get it to use the wired connection instead of the wireless connection without having to disable the wireless adapter in Device Manager (which means I have to re-enable it when I take the laptop on the road again)?

Answer:Wireless vs Cat5 ethernet

When the eithernet cable is plugged in it takes over the wireless connection and only the wired connection is used. In other words it should be happening automatically as soon as you plug in the cable.

Quite a few have tested this including myself so unless your system is somehow different than everyone else's I can't imagine why you would be having this problem.

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

Answer:Can connect with ethernet but not wireless

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

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

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

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

Answer:New install no ethernet, but can get wireless

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

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

Let's also see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

Answer:ICS with LAN/Ethernet Card and Wireless

Hi crossnet,

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

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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

Answer:ethernet to wireless converter

This > http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopSearch.asp?CategoryID=57
may be what she needs.

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Just built a computer and trying to get a wireless card that will work with Windows x64. Any hints, tips or advice? I have purchased 2 and they did not work with x64. Please help!
 

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Hi simple question.I have a Belkin 54 wireless/router and would like to know how I use the ethernet connection instead of going wireless, as I see that the latter is slower.I can see both icons wireless and ethernet and yet if I switch off the wireless how do I connect to the web using the direct cable connection?If I disconnect the elethnet cable I can't see the cable icon..

Answer:wireless or ethernet connection

>>> like to know how I use the ethernet connection >>> instead of going wirelessYou just plug an ethernet cable between the PC's RJ45 network port and one of the router's LAN ports. Unlike a "wireless" connection, you don't have to go through any procedure to "Connect" to the network.>>> I see that the latter is slower.Standard 802.11g networking has a nominal data transfer speed of 54Mbps, although in practice this is likely to be closer to 30Mbps. A wired ethernet connection to your router will run at 100Mbps. This higher speed is only significant for transferring files between computers in your local network, because even 30Mbps will be well above the speed of your broadband connection, unless you are on something like Virgin Media's 50Mbps Cable service.

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I have 3 PC's (2 on XP and 1 on ME) and a laptop on XP. I am using a Linksys WRT54G Wireless router. The laptop is wireless. PC's are ethernet. All computers communicate with each other in common workgroup when I use an ethernet cable for the laptop. When I use wireless for the laptop, workgroup communication is lost with other machines. No porblems accessing internet with any machine, whether wired or wireless.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet in Same Workgroup

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Mixing Ethernet and wireless.

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Got my Voyager 2091 wireless modem/router this AM. Should the main house PC (in the room where the phone line/modem will be) be connected by USB or the yellow (Ethernet??) cable. Which would be best. PC has spare USB ports and Network port on mobo. Other house PC will be wireless on Linksys WUSB54G USB wireless-G adapter. Should this config be easy to get working ? ie. Is it plug and play ? Or could someone point me in direction of a tutorial, if I might encounter problems. Thanks.

Answer:BT wireless BB. Use USB or Ethernet cable ?

Ethernet (Yeloow) is always best. Disable all software firewalls during setup.I'd suggest reading the manual or disc that come with the gear. Basically it's install the card software and scan for available networks and connect to yours.Enable wireless security (WEP/WPA) once it's all working.

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

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

my computer is HP DX2300

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

thanks!

Answer:can Wireless lan and ethernet Lan co exist?

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

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

Answer:New install no ethernet, but can get wireless

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

Answer:Wireless and ethernet Hub/Router

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

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

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

thanks!
 

Answer:Ethernet to Wireless - non admin

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

Answer:Should I get a Wireless Ethernet Bridge?

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

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


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

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

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Hello,

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


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

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

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

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

Answer:No ethernet or wireless suddenly!

Any suggestions anyone?

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I heard someone ask a question to a kid who knew a good amount about computers. The question was "If I have an empty ethernet port in my computer, could I configure my 360 to use my wireless internet?" The kid said yes, talked about some tool that is built in on XP and Vista. I missed the tool name, but instantly thought I would love to move my PS2 out of the basement, and into a room where it would actually get played.

So, the computer is connected to the internet through a simple USB wireless internet... stick. I was wondering if I plug my PS2 into the empty ethernet port in the back of my computer, how would I configure it to use the wireless network that is being picked up by the USB wireless card? I'm using Windows XP.

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Solved: PS2 to ethernet to wireless?

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My wireless was working fine... didn't touch anything and then it stopped.

My roommate can connect fine and I can connect with the ethernet cable.

I ran the Xirrus and it's not detecting any networks and i'm right next to the modem.

I did a system restore, ran a virus scan and no dice.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:ethernet connection but not wireless

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This problem has confounded me.

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

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

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Answer:can connet with ethernet but not wireless

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

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

Answer:Wireless and ethernet question.

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Can't connect to wireless or ethernet

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

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

Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless Ethernet Card?

Check out this setup.

http://www.bplustech.com/adapter/MP2W_6200.html
 

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So I've been googling this problem for hours now and I've finally given up and decided to ask for some help. My computer knowledge is pretty good but I'm not so great with all this internet stuff! I can connect to the internet through the cable but not wirelessly, despite it showing up as being available when I connect it tells me I have limited connectivity. Any help would be very appreciated, i ran a ipconfig and here are the results:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Cameron>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cameron-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-D1-54-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-DA-23-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Answer:Wireless Not Working But Ethernet Does

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Basically I wish to connect my Panasonic tx32-le5b tv to my n150
Modem router, but I'm also considering connecting another Panasonic tv downstairs and maybe in the near future a ps 4, my belkin router doesn't offer the fastest wireless speed and I'm sure coverage isn't brilliant by today's routers, so I'm considering upgrading to at least a n750 spec modem router, but is it worth spending a bit more and going for 802.11ac spec? My main reason for considering this is better wireless range rather than speed. My other question is what's the difference between wireless adaptors and bridges? Well what are bridges lol basically I want the best coverage I can get and good speed would be nice but if 802.11ac is overkill then please do tell me lol thanks people for the kind help, I hope I can return the help at some point

Answer:Wireless Ethernet adaptors

Forgot to say, can anyone recommend an adaptor that'd fully make use of whatever spec wifi I go for, ie are their any 802.11ac adaptors available or one that'll fully use the best of the current dual band 802.11n routers

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Dear all,

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

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

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

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

Both ethernet & wireless connection show up as HOME NETWORK

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

Any clues on this?

Many thanks!

Fish

Answer:HomeGroup OK via ethernet but NOT via wireless

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

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

Answer:Can connect wireless but not via ethernet ?

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

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

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

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

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 74.125.45.100

PING yahoo.com

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

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

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

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

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hi, my voyager 2000 adsl wireless router has a socket for a ethernet cable, as does the laptop, if a ethernet cable is plugged in and set up, does that put paid to the wireless side of things, what i would like to do, is run one laptop with the cable, and one wirelesly..and one more thing, the software upgrade for the router says, use a ethernet connection for it, because if the router drops the signal while the upgrade is in progress, it will render the router useless.....thanks...

Answer:ethernet connection plus wireless ???

You can use ether but not both together. As the Router instructions for upgrading, but does it need it? and why? you only upgrade if you have Problems and or there is more better features with the upgrade. On The Ethernet and Wireless I have two desktops connected by Ethernet cable not Crossover, and a Laptop By Wireless

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I network an XP box and a 98 box via wired Ethernet. Currently, a DSL connection is shared via a Zoom modem with a built-in router (5651_X4_2_2) connected to a Linksys switch (EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch EZXS55W).

Just bought a laptop with a wireless card installed and want to share Internet connection and files wirelessly as already done via wired Ethenet (between XP box and a 98 box). Laptop features VISTA Home Premium.

Instead of connecting the Laptop to the switch via a patch cable (to share DSL and files), thought maybe there's a type of Ethernet to wireless adapter product that simply plugs into a port on the switch that would in turn transfer a wireless signal to the laptop. Or not?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Ethernet to wireless adapter

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

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

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

*without 3rd party app's

Thanx

Answer:wireless & Ethernet conflict

What conflict are you having?

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

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I have a cable modem hooked up to my router, and the ethernet cable from my router to my computer. internet and wireless were working just fine for about a month up until yesterday. it just stopped. now, either my ethernet will connect or my modem, but never both, which will not allow me to have wireless. i've tried resetting both the router and modem, but no luck. any help is appreciated. thanks
 

Answer:wireless and ethernet problem

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I have just gone on to Sky broadband today and I am quite ignorant on wireless connections.I have got it up and running using the ethernet connection.As I am running my PC on a fairly long phone extension(24feet),I wondered if I would gain speed by putting my router next to the master phone point at the other end of the room and using my wireless adaptor to make the "jump".

Answer:Ethernet or Wireless connection

I don't see how that would gain any speed whatsoever, even from a file sharing viewpoint (where the massive speed advantage of 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet is obviously preferred to wi-fi). A good quality phone extension will suffer virtually no loss whatsoever, and certainly not enough to affect an average internet connection. I would happily take a long phone extension if it allows convenient Cat5 networking. A good 802.11g network will achieve c.15-30Mbits per sec, the Ethernet standards are self-explanatory, and even an ADSL Max internet service offers c.6-7Mbits at its absolute best. That's if you live next door to the exchange an happen to be the only person using it. So wi-fi versus Ethernet is not an arguement worth thinking about purely from a connection speed viewpoint. Therefore avoiding the extension will not have any gain.

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