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R60 wired vs. un-wired home network problem

Question: R60 wired vs. un-wired home network problem

I have a desktop (DT) plus a 2 laptop home network. Only the DT is hard wired.But I have to hardwire the Lenov R60 to make everything work. If I WiFi the R60, itwill communicate outbound and even print through the DT. However with the R60 nothardwired, the other laptop and the DT will not "see" the R60. All are XP Pro andare using "small home or office network ) profile with the AVG Firewall. The other laptop,a Toshiba, works OK. I can get on the net with the R60 un-cabled. Disabling the firewallhas no effect to the problem described above.

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Hi there,I have searched the forum for this problem but haven't found anything relevant - if I missed something it's through my ignorance of the subject, not because I didn't try!My partner and I are trying to network our two computers together, using a Netgear GS605 wired router. Currently, both computers are connected to the router, the broadband modem is connected to the router, he is able to get online but I am not (I'm currently using his computer). My computer does detect the network but doesn't appear able to access it. It's as if the computers know that they are networked to something but aren't able to detect each other.There was no installation CD with the router, we just ran the Windows network setup wizard. We're both on Windows XP.Can anyone please offer any advice or help? Preferably in simple language, I am not ignorant of computers by any means but this is way beyond my experience.Thank you very much!

Answer:Problem with setting up a wired home network

Have you tried accessing the network and the internet with your firewall(s) disabled , just as a starter .Are both the PC's in the same workgroup ( defaults to MSHOME ) What online security are you using ( Norton etc. ) Ashley

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Hello , I am new here and I'm also new to Vista so please bear with me. I recently installed Vista Ultimate x64 and when I tried to set-up my Home Network with Internet i bumped on a "Unidentified Network" message. The network settings and map are like this : Internet -> Broadband Modem -> PC ethernet card 1 ( IPv4 - automatically assigned by DHCP, internet connection shared ) -> PC ethernet card 2 (IPv4 - , no gateway , same DNS as IP ) -> Switch -> My other 2 PCs at home ( IPv4 ,, Gateway: , DNS: ) . This are the settings i was using prior to installing Vista when i was still running Windows XP, and they were working fine. Does anyone knows what am i doing wrong and how can i get rid of the "Unidentified Network" message? Any help would be appreciated.
Also, i am running Windows XP on my other 2 PCs.

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?

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

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ok here is what i have.
main desk top is and has this
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 23954 MB;
Motherboard: First International Computer, Inc., AU31, PCB 1.x, C0E4B02720
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
it also has a belkin usbwifi
alltel 3g air card.

what i need help with is want to conect and share the internet and files this comp though a
linksys wrt54g2 router that is wired to the ps3 and a d-link hub.
the d-link hub is wire to 2 desk tops and a laptop and a hp printer.

where do i start for some reson i can only have ether my 2 desktops and my main on net or my ps3.
if ps3 is on and i want to start net on a comp i have to shut off ps3 and restart all comps what am i doing wrong

Answer:help networking 3 comps wired one wifi and a wired printer and a ps3 wired

lets see an ipconfig /all

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

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

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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i,v just relocated to a large,old,3 level house.the weekly problems i had with the main pc and the kids wi fi broadband before makes me now want a wired broadband internet lines are available throughout the house---what do i need and how.

Answer:new home -want a wired network

You may be better with networking through the mainsclick hereclick here

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Right now there are two computers in the house, mine and my mum's. I was thinking of getting broadband again and was going to network our PCs together so that we could share the internet connection.

I already have a USB ADSL modem so I would use that and use a crosscover cable from my motherboard to a Ethernet port in my mum's PC. However, this would require about a 12m cable and my PC would have to be switched on for my mum to use the internet, and it's too noisy to leave on all day.

I found a 15m cable on eBuyer which I will probably buy as well as a cheap 10/100 Ethernet PCI card for my mum's PC but this still does not solve the problem of me having to have my PC switched on all day.

My ADSL modem has no Ethernet port on it. What equipment would I need to connect a DSL modem to a router (I think) which would be constantly connected to the internet without any PCs needed to be switched on. And then I'd connect my PC and my mum's PC to the router so we could both be on the Network and share the Internet, even if the other's PC is switched off.

I think this picture shows what I am trying to achieve. Would a NETGEAR ADSL USB/RJ-45 Modem/Router do the job?

Thanks for all help.

EDIT: Would this be able to be used as a LAN for filetransers from PC-PC and gaming etc?

Answer:How do I set up a wired DSL home network?

I'm not familiar with the Netgear box you are looking at, so I won't comment on that, but I will say the following:

The fist thing I would do if I were you, would be to call your DSL provider and see if you can swap your current DSL modem for one that connects to your computer via a standard ethernet port.

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I'm trying to build a home wired network using Cat5 cable, first between 2 PCs and then adding a third one.

I bought a 5-port switch to do this job.

OK, so I followed the instructions in this article:

My 2 PCs both say their Ethernet adapters are connected at 100Mbps but neither can see each other in My Network Places > View Workgroup Computers. They can't even see themselves on the network.

I configured one machine as and the other one as

One of the computers comes up with an error message when I try to view the local network, saying I may lack local acccess privileges to the network. The other just comes up with a blank screen.

I'm running XP Pro SP2 or SP3 on both.

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks! So far I'm finding networks are not such a snap to set up as many of these online articles would have you believe.

Answer:Home wired network help!

are they both in the same workgroup.
also do you have any active shares on any of them

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We found a builder spec home we like and before we move in I'd like to setup a wired network throughout the home. Cat5e or Cat6?

Switch? Types? Consider me an idiot. I'd like to have 10 drops throughout the home, plus wireless. I THINK I'm going to have it all run throughout the house to the master closet. Then I'd like to make a wireless AP in the middle of the house in a hall closet. Couldn't I just put a drop in that closet and put a wireless router there or?

So you need a switch AND a router right?

Internet Connection -> Cable Modem -> Router -> Switch -> Drops

That's how it goes, right?

Any suggestions on equipment? The switch? Router? Wireless AP?

Answer:Wired Home Network Setup....

EmptyWallet said:

We found a builder spec home we like and before we move in I'd like to setup a wired network throughout the home. Cat5e or Cat6?

Switch? Types? Consider me an idiot. I'd like to have 10 drops throughout the home, plus wireless. I THINK I'm going to have it all run throughout the house to the master closet. Then I'd like to make a wireless AP in the middle of the house in a hall closet. Couldn't I just put a drop in that closet and put a wireless router there or?

So you need a switch AND a router right?

Internet Connection -> Cable Modem -> Router -> Switch -> Drops

That's how it goes, right?

Any suggestions on equipment? The switch? Router? Wireless AP?Click to expand...

Exactly what's I did too, except I had to wire my house after it was drywalled.

In e closet. Ate sure you have power and coax cable for modem or telephone jack for Adsl.

Don't buy a panel and stuff it all into the wall panel, use a piece of plywood on the wall or buy a small wall mounted rack.

12-24 port gig switch should be perfect..

Might want to look into a decent router or build one..

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i have a wired home network comprising modem to router, router to main pc, router to
2nd pc and main pc to printer.
i wish to network a laptop with a wireless connection.
The 2nd pc has no wireless network card. Can i simply substitute the wired router with a wireless router keeping the present wired arrangement and add the laptop to the network. Is it possible to have a combined wired and wireless network and how do i set up the system so that each can use the printer and share files?

Answer:laptop to home wired network

Yep, you can just swap out your wired only with a wireless router and keep your main PCs current wired configuration. Sharing the printer is simply a matter of telling your 2nd PC to share the printer, then adding a network printer to both the other PCs - be sure to turn on file & printer sharing on each PC too in order to share files (and the printer).

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Ok so currently I have a wired modem going to the only computer in my house. Well I just bought myself one and need to keep the internet on the original one as well as take it to my new one. Question being, will a switch be ok to just plug the original cable into, and then brake 2 cables off of that for my original computer and my new one as well? I know I can do this with a router, but I really want to try and avoid getting one if possible.


Answer:Wired home network question

Is this a dialup modem? If you need both on that at the same time, the easiest way would most likely be Internet Connection Sharing. But, if both computers are using the internet, your speed would most likely be cut in half.

If it is some kind of broadband modem, I'd say go with a router. Otherwise, you'd need two network cards in the PC the internet goes into, and then into the switch/other PC (using varies means). But, if the first PC is off, then there's no internet to the second PC.

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I am having trouble creating a wired home network. As per instructions I will give you all the details first.

My network configuration is:
My internet service provider is Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates. They have provided me with a Huawei HG231F Router. The router has four LAN wires going to four different sockets in our home. Currently, we are using only two sockets: 1) Study Room, 2)Bedroom (Both PCs have Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1).

I just started the Debug Log on my Huawei Router so don't have much of a debug log for this router, but this is what it shows as of now:

When I open the router administration page, I have the following screens:

When I try to get the network map on my study room PC it says no network devices detected. I am attaching the ipconfig /all file for my study room computer.

Also I am attaching the Network Connection Properties window from my study room PC
Now, I will details the status of devices in my bedroom.
a) From the socket I have used a cable to connect to the internet port in my Belkin Router N300.
b) From the LAN port of the Belkin Router to my Bedroom PC.

The ipconfig /all file from the Bedroom PC has these details:

The Network Connection Properties has these details:
And the Network Connection Map is so:
I have done this so that the Belkin Router can give me WIFI access in rooms close to my bedroom.

The Belkin System Log is here:
BE... Read more

Answer:How do I create a Wired Home Network ?

Use your Huawei router as DHCP server. Then use your Belkin as an Access Point so that it acts as a switch for your wired clients. This way all of the devices should be able to see one another on the network as long as the network profile is set to "home". As for printer, you can use homegroup to share printer but the PC has to be on and fully connected to network to work.

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Hi all,
I've just moved into a new flat, which has BT infinity installed along with a number of ethernet network ports next to it in the cupboard. There are five ethernet ports on the wall in the cupboard, but as far as I can see, only 3 phone line points and one ethernet point in the rooms in the flat.
After tinkering for a while, I've managed to work out that if I connect the BT router, via an ordinary ethernet cable, directly to one of the points in the cupboard, and my laptop to the point in the lounge then the my windows laptop will recognise that there is a network there, but will 'unidentified network' and the IP address using DHCP does not match the network, and no matter what I do in terms of setting a static IP address, the computer can't access the internet.
Worth adding that if I connect the router to any of the other ports in the cupboard, the laptop doesn't find anything at all.
Am I missing a step where there needs to be something in-between the BT home hub and the ports on the wall? Or a different cable to the standard ethernet?
Any ideas?

Answer:Can't get wired home network working

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Hi everyone :-)I have inherited (read: been given ;-)) a Fujitsu LifeBook L460 laptop (a few years old I know but it does the job) and am wanting to connect it to my home network. Currently, I just have two computers: mine, which is connected to the broadband modem and where all files are stored (could be seen as the server) and my sister's computer which is connected to my computer for the purpose of going on the internet and saving files, etc. With the laptop, I am now looking for the easiest way to add it into the current setup. It is equipped with an infra-red port which I assume could be used for networking purposes?If that is the case, then I want to know if by me just buying a device that sends out an infra-red signal, would the laptop be able to connect to my computer and access the internet and files that are on it? If this is the case, what do I need to buy (I'm not as clued up on this issue as I perhaps should be - apologies for that). How much would I be looking at spending? I am aware that there are routers and hubs with wireless connectivity but I believe they are quite expensive and me still being at school, lack of funding is a problem :-(Thanks a lot for any information you can pass on.

Answer:Home network - Wired and wireless!

My suggestion is a cable router for £32 click hereand some straight cable with rj45 plugs. This will give each machine independent access to the internet. Good luck

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I have four computers running on a home, wired network.  Three of the computers run XP Home and can communicate with each other.  The R40 running XP Pro cannot communicate with any of the other computers nor can any of the other computers communicate with the R40.  All the My document folders are marked for sharing.  Printing and file sharing are turned on.  The network setup wizard has been run.  Using MSHOME.  Each computer has a unique name.   The R40 use to work on this network but now has lost its ability to do so.  How do I fix this?


Go to Solution.

Answer:R40 cannot communicate over wired home network

Are you using Access Connections? IIRC, there are some per-profile settings there that can override windows security settings.Take a look at your wired profile and see if sharing is enabled. Any other security software that could be blocking sharing?  Zone alarm, for instance? Z.

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I just moved into a house that has pre-wired CAT5 (Maybe 6) in every room. Its all connected by two Netgear FS116 switches in the attic.

According to my landlord I should just have to plug in my modem into any ethernet port, and internet will be present at every jack.

I've plugged into several of wall jacks and none of them seem to work. Sometimes for a random reason they will work, but the connectivity is so poor that I can't even load webpages. Connecting direct to the modem I receive excellent download speeds.

I am not 100% the cabling is correct, and don't know of any way to test if they are good besides plugging in my modem, and then seeing if my computer gets connectivity.

Is there some easy way I can troubleshoot this? Am I missing something major that I need to accomplish? Like go into the switch and change settings?

Thank you to anyone who helps.

Answer:Pre-wired Home Network--not working please help!

i wouldnt mess with his networking stuff, let him fix it

sure theres tons you *could* do but in this case you dont want to unless you want to own all that equipment

are you sure you have disabled any wireless adapter in the pc to be sure you are connected via wired?

did you connect internet service to the home?

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I'm trying to setup a home network, i have a belkin wireless router with two desktops hooked up to it (through Cat 5 cables). The two desktops are networked fine. But i also have two laptops which i would like to put on the network that use a wireless connection... Is it possible to do this? if so how should i go about it?

Answer:wireless and wired home network?

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My network at present consists of: SAR-600ER wired router, 2 pcs connected to the router. Both pcs can share printer, files and connect to the internet.

However my printer has been smashed by accident (tv fell off wall bracket) so I now need a new one and I am going to invest in a laptop.

So I need to introduce WAP into my wired network so that I can take advantage of the wireless function built into the laptop and also thought I would buy a printer with a wireless function. I am thinking of buying Netgear DG834G v4 wireless router but need help on setting up and making sure it is secure etc. Any advice would be much appreciated


Answer:Adding WAP to Wired Home Network

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Hi guys:
Over the Christmas break, my mom is having me run new coax cable throughout the house (Upgrading to RG6). While I'm pulling cable, I figured I might as well kill two birds with one stone and go ahead and pull Cat5e to each room. However, other than the cabling, I have no clue what I'd need make a fully functional home network. We will be sharing a Cable Modem connection (8mb/sec). I have a closet that I can put a switch, router, whatever need be in.

As I said, I have no clue what I'd need to make this happen, and be effective. Any help that could be provided would be hugely appreciated.

Thanks, in advance.

Answer:What is needed for a wired home network?

You will need the following:
1. Cat5e or Cat6 keystones
2. Cat5e or Cat6 wiring
3. Wall Faceplates
4. atleast a 16port switch depending on the size of your house and the number of rooms.

you can probably pick up the cat5e cabling at Lowes or Home Depot. Saw some the other day for 500' bulk pull box for $200. Might be higher or lower depending on where you live.
Let me know how this goes. Like to hear how it went.

Also, cat5e and cat6 are both rated for 10/100mb and 100/1000mb connection speeds

Good luck

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I have a USR wireless router and wireless desktop card that I am trying to set up as a home network. One PC connects via ethernet cable to the router and the internet, the other PC has a wireless card and connects to the router and the internet. They both connect to the internet with no problems at all. I spent 4 hours last night running and re-running the XP home network set-up wizard. The wizard runs fine, the PCs have different names, the workgroup is "Hamilton Family" on both PCs. Yet each PC cannot "see" the other PC on the home network. When I re-run the wizard the workgroup name defaults to something like "MSWorkgroup" which I then change once again to "Hamilton Family". I disabled the PCs' firewalls and there isn't any MAC address or WEP security on the network yet.Please advise me what I'm doing wrong in setting up the home network so I can share printers, files and play games etc. Online help and MS' website don't give any solutions to this problem at all.Thank you,Mark

Answer:Cannot set up home network wired & wireless

I had a similar problem, although I was just networking two PCs with wireless cards and without a router. My laptop and PC resolutely refused to see each other, although the wireless utility told me the network was there. I did a couple of things that sound obvious, but after I did them, everything burst into life:a. Make sure that you have File and Print sharing enabled on both machines (Control Panel, Network Connections).b. Actually share a folder. Unless you do this, Windows won't see anything.c. At this point, I still wasn't seeing anything so I went to Search/Computers or People/A Computer on the network. In the search field, I typed *.* and pressed Search. As if by magic, the computers showed up. You may find that your wireless connection is a bit "blocky" - that means that the computers will take a few seconds to find each other, and that even after the connection has been made, it will seem to drop out every now and again. But once you have the shared folders in your "network places", you should be okay.To put folders in network places (or to map as a network drive), you need to use the convention \\computer name\share name.I hope that helpsregardsSteve V

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Hi there,

I recently moved in to a new townhome. I found a panel in the closet, and the Comcast installer told me I could use that to activate the cat-5 ports I've found throughout the place.

After he left, I started thinking that would be a fun idea. I opened up the panel, but I'm not exactly sure how to get it all going!

I'm going to post some pictures of it.

I want the hard-wired network active, and I also want my wireless router active.

I'm not sure how to get started. How can I hook up the modem, my wireless router, and this network wall panel? The wall panel contains a black box with plugins, and a linksys hub. I also need my phone working, which is through the comcast modem. It'd be nice to have it working in the hard-wired ports, which I think is what the Signamax Converter Box is for. But for the worst case, hooking up just a base to the modem's phone port and using the rest wireless would not be a problem. So that's just a bonus feature. =]

Here are the pictures:

Also, the ethernet cable I usually run between the router and the modem is currently plugged in to the black box, so I'm not sure how to connect the modem into everything, and where the wireless router should fit in as well.

Any advice?

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Trying to setup my wired home network!

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I need to grow my wired home network. 4 rooms have Cat5 cable from my router to wall jacks in various rooms. I have a D-link wireless N router (D-615 I think) with 4 ethernet ports. (the wireless feature of the router is used occassionally by guests with laptops or smart phones) 3 of the 4 ports run to Windows XP desktop computers and one port to an Xbox live. I have a broadband cable modem also going to the router and all 4 ports have excellent connections to the internet. I have wired 2 more rooms with RJ45 outlets for possible desktop computers and one of the rooms with an extra RJ45 outlet for a networked printer.

At one time I wanted to put one of my desktops and an Xbox Live in the same room that only had one jack and I wanted them both to be able to connect at the same time. I purchased a Linksys (Cisco) 10/100 5 port Workgroup Switch (Mod. EZXS55W), Attached it to the ethernet port in the room via the Uplink port and plugged in the Computer and the Xbox, and although they both worked, they both didn't work at the same time.

The Linksys Switch is "Compatible with half- and full-duplex mode support, the Linksys EZXS55W can work doubling the speed of normal half-duplex devices. The Linksys EZXS55W boasts five auto-sensing ports (and 1 Uplink port) with NWAY technology to automatically detect the cabling type and speed, and optimize transmission rates to match the needs of connected devices. Advanced Store-and-Forward Packet Switching and Signal Regeneration f... Read more

Answer:Expanding a Wired Home Network

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I want to build a wired 1000 Mbit, or 1 Ggit Network. Aside from getting a 1000 switch, and just running Cat6 Cables everywhere, what type of hardware and what are my options in creating this network? Thanks! I want to run the cables through the walls, or possibly the floor, and use wall jacks etc. Similar to a business. I know theres also this grid looking thing, though have no clue what it is.

Answer:How to build a wired Home Network

What's the purpose of the network? How many computers are using it? Do you need wireless as well? What's your budget?

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I have a Linksys *wired* router model #BEFSR41.

I have wireless internet for my ISP. The wireless connection comes in from the outside to the router and is then split off to (1) XP computer and (2) Windows 98 computers and an X-box.

I finally got the home network up and running - file and printer sharing - as well as internet connection.

When I install the Nintendo DS Wi-fi USB connector - the network disappears. Gone. Settings and all. The internet connection *does* stay on for all the computers.

(Btw: the wi-fi usb connector ONLY works on XP).

Contacted Nintendo and they said to change my router settings from to

This didn't change anything.

Finally, took down the firewall - and everything works perfectly - the wi-fi connection for the Nintendo DS and the home network.

Now I don't have a firewall. I'm not comfortable with that - especially since we have wireless internet. But... I have my network up and running.

The alernative that nintendo gives me? Get a wireless router and wireless ethernet cards so that I don't have to use the usb connector. Um... that's what the usb connector was *designed* for - wired networks.

Is there a fix out there so that I can still have a firewall - or do I have this set up completely wrong?

Any help would be so very helpful. I cannot find the fix for this problem.

If you need any additonal info - just ask.



Answer:Wired Home Network - Nintendo Wi-fi

I have a Linksys wgr54t (i think) WAP and the DS is fine with it. You can stay wired and just DS wirelessly.. but like you stated you bought the USB adapter for this specific reason.

What firewall are you running?

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I'm trying to configure my home network which has both a wired and wireless router (don't want to switch to all wireless yet). My basic problem is that I can't get computers on each one to talk to each other, nor can I get the Netgear wireless router to set the IP to the Wired address. Here's my config:

Into my house I have a cable line
From there, a line goes directly into my Linksys 4 port wired cable router (BEFSR41)
- I have a few pc's connected to this, all works fine
- Default network settings (GW=,SUBNET=
One of the ports from this has a wired connection to my Netgear WNR2000 wireless router
- I have two pc's connecting to this, can get to internet etc.
- Network Config (auto get IP, it gets set to 192.168.1.x, works fine)
- DHCP enabled to the wireless pc's, but this uses the default LAN settings of 192.168.100.x, not 192.168.1.x. When I try to set the Netgear LAN to be on 192.168.1.x, I get an error "IP Address is conflicted with wan IP Subnet, try again".
I can ping one way (from wireless to wired) but i can't go the other way.

Can someone help?

Answer:Wireless + Wired Home Network

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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After having wireless woes with gaming and other applications, I've decided to go with an upgradeable wired solution, rather than stick with wireless.

The problem that I'm having is figuring out, just how to set it up. I went to a site called that sells wall jacks etc, but a lot of their tutorials seem very complicated and advanced. Given the time, I could easily tackle it, but I need to get this network running quickly, and rather then invest in a structured wiring solution, I would rather just get the ethernet cables to where I need to get them, as I have no need for any other extra connections.

Anyway, my first question is, how will I address signal degredation and bandwidth loss when wiring my home? If I use a router, and string one Cat5e to a separate location, through only the port labeled "1" on the router, and then split that connection using an adapter or a hub, will each computer be limited to 50mbs instead of 100? Can I even do this, or do I need a dual wall jack and two very long cat5 (or cat6) cables?

Also, does anyone know of a good tutorial to handle this? I want wall jacks, and I want it to look nice, but I need to get my plan set before I just jump in without knowing what I'm doing. Any help is apreciated.

Any help is apreciated

Answer:Setting up a wired home network.

Assuming you use a switch (not a hub), then you should notice zero loss up to 255 clients. Now that is in theory, but it holds up well.

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So I had a very very very long post all ready to go because I lost my xp home network and could not get it set back up. After over a week and hours after hours of pouring over Tech Guy posts (and other internet sites) trying anything and everything posted to get the network back to working order I finally found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow here:

Of the four things listed in Services: Workstation, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser, some of them were disabled and not started. Once I made sure all four items were on Automatic and Started......I had my network back and running.

So, THANK YOU Tech Guys, you are the first place I turn when I have a problem.

Second, now I need help adding a laptop to the network or other suggestions: Two Desktops, both on wired network. Have laptop I connect wirelessly to router for internet. I attempted to add a wireless network to main Desktop, using the setup wizard, which has me use a USB drive to save settings, but when i put the USB into laptop and let it run, I loose internet connection I already had and it just says "Acquiring Connection" FOREVER.

Now the main thing I want to be able to do is access files on Desktop1 (used as server) and also be able to use printer, which is plugged into Desktop1 from laptop (my printer is not wireless). I can ping D1 from laptop by name and IP, but can only ping laptop from D1 by IP address,... Read more

Answer:XP Home Network Wired/Wireless

have a read here
TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial

how to share a printer on XP network

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I have a question...I am currently running a wireless network at home and would like to add a third computer. The signal is very low on this computer because it is travelling through not just one, but two concrete walls. Can I use an ethernet cable and just connect the two computers or will I have to create a wired network? If I create the wired network, will it interfere with the wireless?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Answer:Wireless or Wired home network

What type of antenna are you talking about? How would it connect to the computer?

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Just got a new G550 laptop  w/Win 7 OS. Tried to connect to wired router and got message "network cable not connected". Recycled laptop and router and came up with router connected to the laptop. Same message after search and identify steps finished. I then noticed I lost connection to the net/router with my other home networked units as well! Tried another cable, same results along with losing the entire home network connection. Disconnected the G550 from home network, via the cable, and the home network reconnected without any intervention. Tried another reboot directly connected to the cable modem, no go there either!  I also rebooted with the wireless search shutoff and got the same problems as on the wired attempt. Thought it might have been the NIC card so I exchanged the system back at the store.  Sorry, same problem!!  

Answer:Not Connecting to Wired Network and Forcing the loss of all Connections on the Home Network

I have a very similar problem... New Lenovo G550, running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. Right from the start it causes my TrendNet TEW-432BRP router to crash every 10 seconds. I bought a new DLink WBR-1310 and experience the same problem. Connecting to either router through either a wireless connection or a LAN cable connection causes the router to crash every 10 seconds. The router crashes, reboots, establishes a connection with the laptop, communication starts and then the router crashes again. I am looking for help.

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I have been working for 2 days on this and a little help is really needed.

I have my Actiontech DSL modem connected to my D-Link wireless di-624 router. I have my desktop computer wired via cat-5 to the router and have put a D-Link DWL-G650 pcmcia card in my laptop to connect to the router wirelessly. Both computers access the internet just swimmingly.

I don't need to, but I WANT to be able to share files between the 2 computers. I am running XP Pro on both machines. I have tried the network setup wizard with no luck. Both machines can ping the router, but they can't ping each other.

Am I missing something? What should I try next? Like I said, I access the internet just fine with both. I would just like to make my "network" a network.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Wired and Wireless home network. Need HELP! D-Link.

I have the exact same issue but with cable modem and Road Runner. I've tried 2 different XP network configurations with no luck. I have XP Pro on my desktop and CP home on my laptop. They can both access the web flawlessly, but I can't seem to have to have the laptop recognize my desktop. May desktop can see the laptop but cannot access it. I'm ready to give up! HELP!!!

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Up until now, my house has had a Linksys BEFSR41 4 port router in the house and that was it. I'm not real familiar with networking at all, hence this thread...

My father just got a new laptop, and since my laptop has wirelss as well, he wanted to set up a wireless network as well as the wired network. Of course, he decided to do this without telling me, so I couldn't even give him some advice. Long story short... I need to know if what he wants is possible with what he bought.

He went and bought a Linksys WRT45G Wireless G router with 4 port switch. Our cable modem is in the basement, as well as one computer. Two other computers are upstairs, with ethernet wired up to them already. He wants the WRT45G upstairs since no wireless will be used downstairs. What he wants is for the cable modem to connect to the Wireless router upstairs. He then wants to connect the wired router to the wireless one (which I don't know is possible), and have the wired router downstairs, so that the computer downstairs and one upstairs can keep the existing wiring. The other computer is in my room, where the wireless router will be, so I'd just run a patch cable from the wireless router to my computer right next to it.

Is this at all possible? I'm at school right now so I can't even see this stuff or play around with it until this weekend if I go home. I know it would have been better to get a wireless access point. I know I can get a hub or switch and connect it to t... Read more

Answer:Need help setting up home wireless/wired network.

I would have gotten an WAP and put it as close to the area where the laptops will be as possible. When you start travelling through floors, especially if a kitchen is nearby, your wireless signal will suck. I'd run a second cable up to the area where the laptops are going to for the existing computer...and one for the WAP.

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I've got 3 PCs on a wired home network and within 2-3 days, all 3 have started getting redirected for various sites when clicking on links and most show a in the status bar. This is affecting both IE and Firefox and we're running MBAM and SAS in conjunction with Norton AV/Internet Security, all with latest updates on 2 desktops with WinXP and a laptop with Win 7. None of the above have been able to find anything when run. Also, a floating green tab labeled 'connect' has been floating on the right hand side of browsers and a cursor on it give a javascript (void) message in the status bar. Any help would be welcome, thanks! This is info for the Windows 7 laptop of the three running on a Network Everywhere Cable/DSL 4-Port Router NR041.Trying to run GMER on this system yeilded NO log, as only the services, registry, files, c drive and ADS boxes were able to be selected.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by James at 18:56:22.09 on Sat 07/10/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1602 [GMT -4:00]SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSC:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exeC:\W... Read more

Answer:browser redirect on wired home network

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Do not Attach logs unless I ask you to.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here and post the links in this thread Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Resetting RouterLet?s try to reset the router to its default configuration. This can be done by inserting something tiny like a paper clip end or pencil tip into a small hole labeled "reset" located on the back of the router. Press and hold down the small button inside until the lights on the front of the router blink off and then on again (usually ab... Read more

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Hi, I was just asking for help on making a network. I have my main computer running on Vista which is connected to a Netgear 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Router DG834G with ETHERNET. My second computer running on XP is connect wireless to the router with a Netgear Wireless PCI card. Now, I have managed to create internet connection to my second computer but I'm having trouble connecting the computers so they can share files as in so the second computer is able to read one of my hard disks & access it. Problem : I can't create a network where both my main computer & the secondary computer can connect to, cause one is wired & the other is wireless.

So any instructions on how to create a network connecting this two computers would be useful.

Main PC:
Intel Q6600
Gigabyte p35-dq6 mobo
8800 GTS 320MB Graphics card
2GB Ram
Vista Ultimate
Serial-ATA Harddisks

Secondary PC:
Intel pentium 4 2.66Ghz
Nvidia 5600FX 128MB
IDE Harddisks

Answer:Home Network - Wired/Wireless - Vista to XP

Did you enable Printer and File Sharing on your network card by going to My Network Connecions > Right-click > Properties > Network card name > Right-click > Properties > File and Printer Sharing > check-mark > OK.

Type the PC name on your Vista laptop under Start > Run (WinKey+R) > \\Pcname > OK, and it should load the PC name in a window.

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All I want to do is give internet access to a second, static PC on the first floor so both it and the ground floor static PC can access the internet at the same time. I've searched google but I'm just getting brain addled by the information I'm reading.Please can someone point me in the direction of a simple, idiot proof guide?I ask this on the assumption that I don't have to replace my orindary wires with ethernet wires (the long ones that currently run from my first floor PC and ground floor PC to the phone socket. I guess if I need to do that I have to look at wireless.TP

Answer:Setting up a basic wired home network

Does this help? click here

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I currently have two desk-top computers with Win XP networked hardwired through a router with ethernet cards (and sharing one printer). The router has room for two more Hook-ups. My question is that if I buy my wife a lap-top with wireless internet, can I take a wireless router and connect it to my hard-wired router so that my two desk-top computers stay wired together (with one acting as the server) but the wireless router enabling the laptop to connect?

Answer:Hard-wired Home network with wireless????

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hi. am on sky broadband, pc[XP] wired via ethernet to netgear router supplied by sky.It's working fine at the moment!. My daughter has new laptop[Vista]. Could someone please walk me through setting up a network. The pc would remain wired, the laptop wireless. What settings do i need to change or set on the pc and laptop. I'm a complete novice at this. Any help please!!

Answer:Help creating home network -wireless+wired on sky

Firstly, on the XP machine, set up a workgroup by right-clicking My Computer > Properties > Computer Name and change the default Workgroup Name to something more meaningful in your household, also make the Computer Name recognisable, e.g. MainPC or IBMPC. The computer should reboot. Now identify the folders/files you want to share and right-click them and select share and read or read/write access (or you can drag the files to Shared Docs). A little hand should appear under those that are shared. WinXP Pro is slightly different click hereAs you are sharing with a Vista machine, you may need to install the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder on the XP machine click hereIn Vista, right-click Computer > Properties > Change Settings then change Computer Name and Workgroup Name. WinVista is slightly different click hereRepeat this on all PCs, use the same workgroup name but, of course, a different computer name. Windows firewall is normally set to allow file and printer sharing but if you have a third-party firewall make sure that it allows access so that each machine can talk to the other(s). To see or copy files, go to Start > My Network Places (Network in Vista) and the computers/folders/files should appear. In Explorer drag them from one PC to the other. Share a printer, here click here

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Hi there,

I was wondering if someone could walk me through setting up a home network between a wired xp pro system and a wireless windows 7 home laptop.

I have searched for about 2 hours now and I haven't had much success. I have made the workgroups both named the same WORKGROUP, I have enabled file sharing but I can not see either pc on either computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! thanks!


Answer:Home network xp wired windows 7 wireless

I am running a linksys wireless router. I can connect to the internet on both computers the desktop is wired and the laptop is wireless. I the workgroup on the desktop is called "WORKGROUP", the workgroup on the laptop is named exactly the same.

I enabled sharing on both the laptop and desktop but on the laptop running windows 7 i see homegroup, i do not see this on the desktop running xp. I'm not sure really what I am supposed to be doing at this point. I just now went to control panel>system>computer name and clicked network id and ran through that as home network and restarted my pc.

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Can anyone help me network my two home computers?

One is connected to a wireless network through a router; the other is connected to the router via ethernet cable (its wireless adapter isn't working; that's a problem for another thread!)

The laptop's network has a different name from the wireless network. How can I get them on the same network without having to hardwire the first computer or buy a new wireless card for the second?

Both are running Windows 7. Should be easy but I'm stumped.

Answer:Home network: one wired computer, one wireless

Well, if you want both to eventually be hooked up wirelessly, then I'd suggest that we attempt to fix the other computer's "wireless issue" first. But if you don't want to do that, then here are the steps I'd suggest for now:

Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Center.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Click Set up a new network, and then click Next.
The wizard will walk you through creating a network name and a security key. If your router will support it, the wizard will default to Wi‑Fi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) security. We recommend that you use WPA2, if possible, because it offers better security than WPA or Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security. With WPA2 or WPA you can also use a passphrase, so you don’t have to remember a cryptic sequence of letters and numbers.

To connect your laptop or desktop computer to your wireless network, follow these steps:
Open Connect to a Network by right-clicking the network icon ( or ) in the notification area.
In the list of networks, click the network that you want to connect to, and then click Connect.
Enter the security key. You can either type in the key or insert a USB flash drive that contains the security key into a USB port on the computer.

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I am building a new house right now and really would like it wired for ethernet so that I can network my computers. Ethernet is Cat5e right? Anyways, how does it work when you have a wired network? Is it like that a separate wire much go each separate location while they all meet at one location where the router is? I mainly just want to share dsl/cable connections. So, basically what is a simple way I could explain to my electricians to wire my rooms and house for ethernet. Thanks

Answer:Setting up a wired Home Network while building a house

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Well.. thanks to the extremely generous help of people on here... I know have Ethernet wiring down to a T. (Thanks)

Anyway, I just wanted to check if I was going down the right path >>

2 Pc's upstairs
1 Pc downstairs
Router is downstairs.

The Theory:

2 double rj45 sockets (with accompanying butress/back boxes) upstairs. One for each pc. (with a spare for an xbox or similar)
There will be one downstairs by the tv. (For the FreeSat box / Xbox 360).
Thats 5 wires altogether (Future proofing Gigabit support - No splitting).
I have an 8 port Netgear Switch.
The router only has 4 RJ45 ports.

Would the best way of doing this be by using the switch for the 2 spare upstairs wires, and plugging the 2 remaining upstairs wires, and the one tv ethernet wire into the router?

My Reasoning:
To keep speed and performance top-notch, im pluggin the two pc cables directly to the router. The two spare (possibly xbox cables from upstairs) can be plugged into the Switch.

Am I doing this the right way? Im under the impression that I won't notice that much speed by plugging into the router OR switch.
My goal, later this year, will be to have a file server running hence the gigabit preference.

NOTE: The switch and router do NOT CURRENTLY support Gigabit. They will be upgraded in the near future.
I understand this is a lot to take in. Ive put a picture up to try and clarify things a bit. Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Wired Home Network. Thumbs up Needed.

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i have a wireless (11b) netgear router mr814, and a laptop with both wired/wireless adpators (sony k13) running win-xp-home. i setup both router and wireless adaptor, the connection was established, with correct ip addresses etc. dhcp-ed from the router, but when i saw the wireless statistics by double click the icon in the tray, it only showed up wireless adaptor sent out several pkt but nothing received. i used a cable connected the wired port on the laptop, that wired network worked fine. but the wireless one still didn't work. it took me quite a while to figure out that if i disable the wired network adaptor, the wireless on started to work happily. whenever i re-enable the wired adatpor, even it was not connected to the router, the wireless adaptor stopped working. i have another dell old computer running xp-pro, with both wired and wireless adaptor as well, doesn't have this kind of problem. anyone has a clue?


Answer:wireless & wired network conflict in WinXP home

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For a long time I have had a very stable wired network of four PCs (and a fifth if I choose to add it) until the recent Win 10 update. Suddenly my network and workgroup have collapsed. One exception is my wife's PC, which I can see from my main office PC and, because a printer is attached to it, I can print to it, but not to any of the printers within touching distance from my desk.

Before the update all was fine. Like my workgroup, my network had a name that appeared on all the PCs, but now random stupid names have appeared on the PCs. I have icons for all my PCs on each PC, but only those for my main PC and my wife's PC now work. (By the way I never have been able to use the guide provided on the forum to allow the network name to be changed.)

An utter mess that has been totally unexpected. I would be very grateful for suggestions as to how I can get my wired network back. Of course, something else may have created this chaos, but my money is on the update.

Answer:Wired home network has collapsed after recent Win 10 update

What do you mean by collapsed. An update to a Operating System is not going to take a LAN offline or cause other computers to not connect.

What are you using as your Router?

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Hi guys,
My son bought a trendnet wireless router to connect his psp for his enjoyment.
Currently our setup in the house is hardwired with cat5.

cable modem-->linksys sr41 router-->2-cpu'ss-->linksys switch--2cpu's, x-box and tivo.

I think he should have purchased a wireless switch, access point or something other than a wireless router. Are we able to utilize this wireless router behind my current setup? If we can use it would I set it up?

Thanks for the noobie help!

Answer:Adding a wireless router to a wired home network

The docs might have a section on how to configure the router as an access point.

If not, the principles are simple, although the details vary:

1. Set it up so that the new router's IP is consistent with your existing router.
2. Disable its DHCP / NAT / etc.
3. Connect it with a LAN port to your existing network
4. Enable its wireless and wireless security as per your needs (WPA security with a long randomized passkey if possible).

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Hello guys-- Happy Holidays.

A few years ago my parents wired the house using ethernet ports dispersed around the house. Since now my sisters use laptops with built in WiFi, I recently bought and installed a Wireless Router/4 port switch to enable the laptops to connect without having to buy wifi cards for the pcs (they are using hard wires).

I want to set up a Home Network (file sharing/printing) between 2 PCs and 3 Wireless Laptops.

First--this is possible right? I don't think i need ALL wireless components or ALL wired components for a network to work.

Also I have been trying to use the XP (all computers have XP) network set up guide but my computers won't show the network nor be able to see other computers connected.
What should i do?
Thanks in advance for your help,

Answer:Setting up a Home Network with Wired/Wireless Components

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My home network has been set up by trial and error. I've just gone with what works for so long now that I'm sure I've blown right by best practices. I think I need to get down to business and clean up my mess, but need to know where to begin.

I have a former-Vista wireless laptop running XP Pro, a desktop running XP Pro, a second desktop running XP Pro/2003 Server, and finally a desktop Mac running OS X 10.4.11. I have a cable modem with a CAT5 out to my Linksys WRT45G. My desktops are connected directly, at lease two active as they are working. The laptop is my SO's, so it usually doesn't get messed with.

I have thought about setting one up as a permanent server, the second XP/2003 PC is a slower Dell that could do fine. I do have two USB printers that I would like to share if possible. I actually have a Mac server at work, but I can't get Windows systems connected to it easily. I would like to have the Mac as my file/print server and am able to manage it fine, but need to have my Windows systems able to connect reliably. My Mac usage will be increasing in the future.

I only have altered the wireless security to add an AES shared key. I am not familiar enough with much of the other settings to really want to just experiment.

I anyone has built a similar system or has any advice, I would appreciate it. Also, if anyone has any recommended books or sites on basic networking that could help me to set up a network that is easily maintained I woul... Read more

Answer:Home network, wired/wireless, Mac/Windows advice

on the windows box, setting up printer sharing with the two printers should be enough.

On the mac, you just enable file sharing, and you have yourself a "file server."

the mac should detect the windows shared printers, and the window boxes should be able to connect to the mac via SMB.

Theres not much else to it.

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I hardwired our home with Cat5 cable to 14 different ethernet wall outlets throughout the house. I would also like to have a wireless router located in a central location to handle any wireless connections we might need.

Our ISP is provided through the telephone company as a DSL system.

We currently operate 2 desktop and 2 lap top computers with the expectations of expanding it with 3 or more in the future.

I need internet access to all computers and a common shared printer for at least 1 desktop and 2 laptop computers.

My system contains:
1 - Dell Dimension 2350 Desktop computer
1 - Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop computer
1 - Dell Inspiron E1705 Lap top computer
1 - HP Lap top (Business use attached through VPN)

All running Windows XP.

1-HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer (802.11g and Ethernet ready)

DSL Modem - Westell Model E99-610014-03 Rev G
1 - Netgear Range Max Dual Band Wireless N router WNDR3300
1 - Netgear ProSafe 16 port Gigabit Switch GS116

I need to know the correct order in which these devices are connected and how

I've been told various and conflicting connection scenarios and need a professional solution so everything works as expected.

My own personal connection configuration thoughts are:

1. Internet to DSL modem
2. DSL modem via ethernet wire to 16 port Gigabit switch.
3. Gigabit switch via ethernet wire to wireless router.
Gigabit switch via ethernet wire to wired computers.

This, in my opinion, allows the wired computers to operate ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Building a wired and wireless network in home

Either way will work. HOWEVER, I would suggest putting the router between the modem and the switch simply because it will enhance your network security. Your router will then act as a gateway and help keep your data secure from prying eyes. Then connect all your internal wired devices to the switch and use the wireless only for wireless devices. Your internal network will still operate at the speed of your switch internally, but all internet will only go as fast as permitted by your ISP. Which, being DSL, is not likely to be much faster than about 3 Mbps, YMMV.

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Hi guys,

I have a fairly typical small wired home network, consisting of a handful of Win7 DHCP clients and a few shared fixed-IP public resources (printer, web-enabled DVR, intranet web and file servers etc), connected to an ADSL router (LiveBox) for Internet access which is configured with DHCP server for the clients and port-forwarding for some of the shared resources.

This has all been working fine for me and the missus, but now that we've just unexpectedly received some tenants who also require Internet access, I wish to get them isolated from our public resources as quick as I can, and have just ordered a couple of cheapo wired routers (BELKIN F5D5231) so I can try to set up 2 different sub-nets.

The intention is to have the ADSL router output connected to the inputs of both the 2 wired routers only, and for the new routers to provide 2 separated subnets, one for us with our shared public resources, and one for the tenants which I can independently manage for bandwidth throttling etc.

Hopefully I should be able to sort out the multiple gateway and DHCP side of things, but I know I'm way out of my depth regarding the sub-net division addressing and masks etc, so has anybody been down a similar road already who can offer me any advice please?

Answer:Sub-nets - How to divide a small wired home network into 2 subnets?

Quote: Originally Posted by Electroguard

Hi guys,

I have a fairly typical small wired home network, consisting of a handful of Win7 DHCP clients and a few shared fixed-IP public resources (printer, web-enabled DVR, intranet web and file servers etc), connected to an ADSL router (LiveBox) for Internet access which is configured with DHCP server for the clients and port-forwarding for some of the shared resources.

This has all been working fine for me and the missus, but now that we've just unexpectedly received some tenants who also require Internet access, I wish to get them isolated from our public resources as quick as I can, and have just ordered a couple of cheapo wired routers (BELKIN F5D5231) so I can try to set up 2 different sub-nets.

The intention is to have the ADSL router output connected to the inputs of both the 2 wired routers only, and for the new routers to provide 2 separated subnets, one for us with our shared public resources, and one for the tenants which I can independently manage for bandwidth throttling etc.

Hopefully I should be able to sort out the multiple gateway and DHCP side of things, but I know I'm way out of my depth regarding the sub-net division addressing and masks etc, so has anybody been down a similar road already who can offer me any advice please?

The gateway IP's would all need to be different, one gateway for each subnet. The Belkin routers by default will have the gateways at > ... Read more

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If I plug in to my router directly I can browse my workgroup, access all shares without a problem. When I disable my onboard LAN card and enable wireless, I can't browse my workgroup or even ping the other computers by name or IP on my network.

I can browse the internet wirelessly, ping the router and the IP and subnet are the same when I'm using wireless or wired connection.

I removed and added client for MS networks, file and print sharing, removed all wireless security from my router and it still does not work. I don't know if its my Dell wireless card or an OS problem and don't know what else to try.

Any ideas?

Answer:cannot browse home network through wireless, wired works fine

On the pc that giving you trouble open this:

click on start
click on run
type: cmd
type: route print

See if it can see your network or your router when you connect wired or wireless?

click on start
click on run
type: services.msc
scroll down for wireless zero configuration make sure that's enabled

also look for network connections and make sure that's enabled
also computer browser is enabled
make sure xp firewall (built-in is disabled)

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

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

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

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

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I have 3 pc's connected to my broadband modem via a belkin router on my existing network(hard wired rj45).Is it possible to use 1 of these cables as a modem connection using a wireless router for a newly acquired laptop.

Answer:Extend my home hard wired network to part wireless

If you are going to buy a wireless router then use just that as most come with 4 wired ports as well as the wireless function.

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My home has two computers that are networked. Both run WinXP. Computer #1 ( and Computer #2(x.x.x.1) are both hard-wired to a Linksys router that is connected to the internet (cable/broadband connection).

I've lost connection of #1 to the network and can't seem to re-connect it. I'm not very adept at the whole network process and I hope someone might have some advice.

I don't connect to the other computer often - just infrequently for mutual backup, so I can't say when the connection was lost. Two things occurred recently that may have affected the connection:

1. Last week, #2 contracted a nasty piece of malware - when I realized how much of the registry was affected, I had a Symantec analyst log in and remove it.
2. I ran Autoruns and checked off a couple start-up processes that weren't necessary (none related to Microsoft).

How can I diagnose the problem? Is there a resource I can consult to figure this out?


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I have several pcs wired into our dsl network at home through a non-wireless router. Am I correct in assuming that I could simply plug a wireless access point into the current router (D-Link Gamer Lounge) in order to provide the Ipad with internet connectivity?

This is the first Apple product I've ever had to deal with. Surely they behave with most routers?

If so, I don't suppose anyone would be willing to recommend a product at Newegg?

Thank you, and sorry if this is the dumbest question ever. I know nothing about wireless or Apple products...

Answer:Is a wireless access point the best way to add Ipad to existing wired home network?

Yep, that's it.
For a WAP I can't recommend much other than the Unifi by Ubiquiti -

Or you could replace your Router with something that has wireless - I assume you have the non-wireless DGL-4100 right now?

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I recently bought a HP Pavilion a6120N and realized that the Manufacturers warranty had expired.
When I switched it on for the first time, after a lot of setup time, I found that the wired LAN was not working.
My internet setup is as follows -
Cable Modem => DLink VWR router (vonage phone adaptor and wireless router) => Basement to First Floor Cable connected to one of the Ports => from First floor wall to HP Desktop.

After restarting my DLink router, the HP desktop internet worked fine.
Then it said that it had some updates for Norton. After installing the updates and rebooting the desktop PC, it started showing up Limited or No Connectivity in the desktop icon.

I uninstalled Norton completely and then tried rebooting but of no use.

Previously I had a Compaq desktop with XP Pro installed and everything worked fine. It is the same connection that is failing to work. Also, I tried connecting to a laptop IBM T61 with XP Pro and it works fine.

Can someone help solve this HP Pavilion Desktop with Vista Home Premium network issue.

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Good day everyone, i hope you guys can understand my english, anyways i am experiencing a problem with my laptop which is samsung 305u1a , i am disconnecting to the internet if i am using a wired network , but i dont have any problem when it comes to wireless . when i tried to troubleshoot it , i got these message "Invalid IP configuration" but i set it to automatic obtain , and "Cannot found default gateway" , i do the ipconfig/all and these is the result :

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-A4-DE-E7-61-3E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 30-14-4A-36-B0-3E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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Answer:Wired network problem

Hi and welcome to the forums

If you can't connect to a network, there might be a problem with your network adapter. You can try using the Network Adapter troubleshooter to automatically find and fix some common problems.

Open the Network Adapter troubleshooter by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Click View all, and then click Network Adapter.

Here are some common reasons for network adapter problems, and related solutions:

The network adapter is disabled.

To enable the adapter:

Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type adapter, and then, under Network and Sharing Center, click View network connections.

Right-click the network adapter icon, and then click Enable. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

The network adapter needs to be reset.

To reset the adapter:

Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type adapter, and then, under Network and Sharing Center, click View network connections.

Right-click the network adapter icon, and then click Disable. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Right-click the adapter icon again, and then click Enable. If you're prompted for an administrat... Read more

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Please do not laugh at me. But I can't get it to work. I am only connecting 2 computers- A viglen and a Hp. Now the Viglen is in the network while the HP will not detect the network card even though the LED is lit on the card. I didn't get a driver for it, so what do I do?

Answer:Wired network problem

What is the operating system of the HP and what is the make/model of the network card?

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I am having a problem setting up a network because when I run the network wizard and tick the box to say that the pc connects straight to the internet I am told that no other pc can connect through this one because I need a network connection.The modem has picked up the laptop as the connection light is on the modemMy main pc is connecting to the web no problem.I am using a US ROBOTICS MODEM/ROUTERconnecting via ethernetrunning windows xpAny help would be most welcome

Answer:wired network problem

if you are using a router, u need to tell the wizard that you are connecting through a router, not as you did, as you arent connecting through the pc, you are connecting though the pc via a router.Try running it again with that option.

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I have a ethiernet cable that I can connect to my pc and get internet, when I connect that same cable to the wirless router, I can't get internet, what am I doing wrong. The PC I am using connect to other wireless routers on the same network, but this ethiernet cable only work on pc when put in direct

Answer:network problem wired or not

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Hi, I hope somebody can help me with this. Recently (today), I changed from Wireless to Wired connection. Everything was working fine until I was installing drivers on my brother's computer. I thought that maybe there was some management software for the card (Intel Pro/100 VE). I mistakenly went to the Intel site for the drivers and software instead of the Dell site (I have a Dell Dimension 3000). I installed the drivers and now, it says that it is connected but when I try to access the internet it doesn't work. I have tried using system restore, driver rollback, new drivers, different settings..etc but none work except for when I removed and reinstalled the network component in Add/Remove Programs and then restarted. After that, my PC showed that skype was connected. I tried Messenger, Google Talk and IE but they don't connect at all. After about 5 mins though, Skype was offline and didn't come back online. So can anybody suggest something? I'm thinking maybe something to do with the TCP/IP or maybe i'm completely off track.

Answer:Wired Network problem

What does your device manager show in the Ethernet Adapter section? In your local area connections is the only one listed the Ethernet adapter you have? If there are more you may want to disable all the others until you have it working. What is the IPCONFIG /ALL of this PC that isn't working does the Ip scheme match what the routers IP is?

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Hi guys,

I recently bought a DLink 905DX from ebay. It came with a power cable (nothing else.)

I'm having trouble getting it all to work.

My setup is like:

NTL modem -> hub (dlink 905DX) > pc1 + pc2

(using straight ethernet cables).

The internet simply does not work (I have yet not tried file sharing but from what I can see thats not going to work either).

I've tried resetting ip address, tried restarting modem + hub but all have failed.

Please advise.

Answer:Wired network problem. Please help

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I need help from a person knowledgeable in setting up a Wired “Home-Network” system.

I have a Laptop & Desktop; they have Windows XP Home and Windows XP pro operating systems respectively. They both have the windows Office 2000 program. An HP All-on-one printer.

I wish to share the printer and files between the two computers.

Verizon DSL is my ISP. I have Venison’s, Westell Versa Link model 327W modem and have bought a Linksys model BEFSX41 ver. 2 Router.

I have spent over 15 hours (off & on) trying to get the network going to no avail. I have on-line with Linksys support for over 3 hour and they are unable to help.

The biggest problem seems to me is that the Modem will never recognize the router.
I’ve tried everything.

I’m beginning to think that the modem and router are not compatible but no one seems to know.
Do I have the wrong equipment?

My computers both connect to the Internet via Venison’s modem, no problem at all.

What equipment do I need to accomplish my objective?

Answer:Wired Network Problem

Hold on a second, according to Westell, the modem is not just a modem, its also a 4 port router with firewall! That might explain your difficulties. You need to put the Linksys aside, and use the Westell as both the modem and router. There is a port for the DSL Line connection-----and there are 4 Ethernet Ports, a Wireless Antenna conector.

Once you are configured, then you need to follow directions on how to share folders and a printer. It has been discussed many times on this forum . There is one right below your post on this forum.

This might be of use for any questions you have on the Westell.

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Hello, i have a new ThinkPad L560.This ThinkPad runs with Windows 10 and the latest drivers/os updates are installed. I have now a little problem. 3 - 4 times a day the notebook lost the wired network connection. Has someone a solution?Greetings

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Hello all. I have read multiple threads on this board in the process of trying to fix this problem and none have been able to resolve it.

Here is my issue and all the details.

Wireless works no problem on this laptop but for some reason wired doesn't (this is my girlfriend's new laptop).

Here are the things I have checked and know to be working:

The cable is fine, I have tried it on previous computers
The router is fine, I have swapped ports and every port works with my desktop computer but not with this laptop.
There are no 'known' problems with the ethernet device according to the device manager; the drivers are up to date; it is enabled; and still wont work when i disable wireless all together. I have also tried uninstalling the card completely and reinstalling, to no avail.
The lights on the ethernet port light up and flash as usual (orange and green lights).
Windows troubleshooter doesn't help.

I'm out of ideas on my end. I have tried everything I can think of. I don't believe the ethernet device is caput because just a few days ago my gf had no problem connecting to her parents network via cable.

Any help would be much appreciated.

The laptop is an Acer Aspire 5538 running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Answer:Frustrating wired network problem

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Hello!  I'm experiencing a weird issue regarding wired networking in the moment on my ThinkPad X220 4290w1b running Windows 7. Here's the full story: When Windows Update offered me a new driver for my LAN Adapter I did not hesitate and installed it.That is when the trouble began. I cannot connect to my LAN anymore, Windows (nearly, will explain that later) always tells me that there is no cable plugged in and the status LEDs (on the port you plug the cable in) remain completely inactive.I checked the cable with my sisters Laptop: Works.I tried using a different cable and port on the router: Does not work. I made sure that the Router/Cable has no error with another PC.My guess is that Windows Update didn't do its job well. So I thought I could do better: Unfortunately, installing the newest driver from the Lenovo Homepage does not solve the problem. I tried multiple ways: manually deleting the LAN Adapter from Windows Device Manager before installation..., I also tried a driver from the Intel Homepage.There were two times though when the problem seemed to be solved: I deinstalled the LAN Adapter in device manager and installed the Lenovo driver afterwards, so that the device was detected again. After waiting for some minutes (no idea why that has an impact oO) everything works like a charm. After a reboot the problem comes back though.I updated all other drivers and also the BIOS, but it did not solve the problem, too. I would be very glad if the problem co... Read more

Answer:Wired network problem on X220

Are you connected to a gigabit network lan ?If not, try to force the driver to a 100Mbps speed.If yes, double check your cable, maybe it isn't 1Gbps ready or just low quality.

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Alright, so ill just get straight to the point. I recently changed from windows vista to A distro of linux called Ubuntu 8.04... i thought i would love it, and it was great but i decided to go back to xp, So about 1hr ago I installed Windows Xp Pro and it all went smoothley. but then when i went to access the internet, it didnt work, and i tried what i know and couldnt fix it, when i connect it to my modem it recognizes that its plugged in(the modem does) and my computer also says tis connected to the modem status is connected, mbps is shown and etc, but i go on the internet and it doesnt work, so if anyone can help or needs questions in order to help plz do ask..

My computer is a Hp Pavillion dv6000 Intel centrino duo

Answer:Wired NetWork Problem, plz help asap <3

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Hi allI just got a brand new computer with vista on it and want it networked up with the other 2 pcs in the flat. I am usuing Netgear router and the other two pcs are usuing Windows XP. My problem is that I cannot seem to see the other two computers on the network? But i can access the internet?any advise?thankszincy

Answer:vista wired network problem

You will need to set up the PC's as sharing. I presume that the other PC's are connected to the same router?What do you want to share?Folders - right click and select properties, sharing and select the option to share...

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Hello everyone,

I have a wired home network with 3 desktop computers. When one user is playing an on-line game and another user on a different comp tries to join SAME game, it will either boot off the first user or not allow second user to connect. Specs:

Network Cable Router;
Linksys Model NR041 4 port
Second users comp;
P4 2.4B
PC-Chips M960GV MoBo
MSI gForce 6600 128 Vid Card
1.5 Meg Ram
80 Gig hard drive
Specs for Computer user #1 is attached with my sig when I post this request for assistance.

Answer:Wired network computers.......problem

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I am setting up a home network. I have two
computers in the same room. They are wired.
I use Verizon DSL . My modem is Westell 6100,
and the router is Linksys. The computer that is
connected to my printer is a Compaq,Presario,
and has Windows XP. SP2. The Printer is an
HP PSC 1210. The Printer and Presario is four
years old. The other computer that I am hooking
to my net work is a Acer,Aspire. It is less than a
year old. It has Windows Vista. They both con-
nect good to the internet. I can't get the Acer
to work with the printer. Are all Printer able to
work on a network ?
I have tried a lot of thing trying to get the printer
going, so far no luck. One question the Add
Printer Wizard ask is, Enter the printer server
and printer queue name. Where do you get this
info,to do the configuration. Thank You

Answer:Wired Network Problem With Printer

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Hi,I work with a charity and by default am responsible for the network. I am self-discovered (note - not taught) and this latest one has me completely baffled.We have broadband coming into the building via a Vigor2800 router. This then goes into 2 dynamode switches and out to various offices. We have just started playing with asterisk and IP phones. So one office has a line coming from the dynamode switch (these are straight leads with a socket on the wall). If I plug the IP phone (a grandstream gxp2000) directly into the socket, the phone doesn't seem to connect with the router and therefore doesn't get an IP address. However, if I plug a simple hub into the socket first, and plug the IP phone into that - no probs, IP address straight away.Anyone any ideas why this should happen ??To give another example of where I'm at ... Again, an office has a socket on the wall, this time there are two computers in the office so I need a switch/hub to split the network. If I put a switch in, again no IP address. If I use a hub - no probs at all.Am I missing something in my understanding of how switches and hubs work / interact ?I am baffled - HELP !!ThankPete

Answer:Problem with wired network - switch needs a hub ??

I *SUSPECT* the problems are down to "crossover" versus "straight wired" cables when daisy-chaining switches. Often switches have an "Uplink" port (or one that can be toggled between LAN and Uplink) the effect of which is the same as using a crossover cable. Do the hubs you are using have a port dedicated to the link back to the feed, as this will be "crossover"?

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I have a cable modem>dlink wired router>GigaFast Ethernet ez800-s switch.I have 6 pc's connected. Surfing the net is all it is used for. Randomly when the pc's are turned on, one will say limited or no connectivity.Refreshing the IP does nothing. Turning off PC and and Modem>Router>switch and turning back on, connection works, but another pc on the system will not connect. I've tried a new router and a new switch to no avail. It all worked fine for 2 years untill 3 months ago. I can't figure out what happened since. Any replies will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Wired router network problem

Have you tried using fixed IP addresses for each of the PC's ?

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Dear all,

i had this issue while configuring the wired network in my laptop:
no way to add IPv4 Alternate config.

The network card is configured with "auto dhcp", i fill up parameters
for my lan network in alternate configuration , save ok it,
nothing saved, when i re-open the dialog all boxes are blanked.
Rebooted and tried several times with no luck, any clue abuot this ?
Maybe relevant : vmware player is/(was, tried uninstalling it) installed in the laptop,

thanks, Roy.

Answer:Windows 8 pro: odd wired network problem

Are you able to provide a screenshot of where you are entering your IPv4 address stack? Also how are you verifying the address? Please follow this tutorial and upload your ipconfig /all - Network Posting Tips

This can help us determine your problem as well as show you if your static address has been applied

Many Thanks,

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Hi Guys,Ive just bought a laptop and a router yesterday. Ive set up the router so that my pc and laptop can use the internet, with the pc using an ethernet cable and the Laptop using a wireless network card. Im using a belkin G Router.The internet is working fine but what I would like to do is also set up a way of sharing data between the pc and the laptop. Ive got an external hard drive connected to my PC and I would like to be able to use it while on the laptop.Would i need to change my current set up that looks something like this:Modem - Router - PC and laptoptoModem - PC - Router - LaptopI dont always want the pc to have to be turned on to use the net so id rather my current style of connection was used (im aware if it was off i couldnt use the external hard drive)How would i go about setting this up, any help would be great.Thanks,Ross.

Answer:Wired and Wirless network Problem

If you have a separate modem and a Belkin router then presumably you have *CABLE* broadband from NTL/Telewest? That being the case, the router's WAN port remains connected to the Cable Modem's ethernet port and both computers connect directly to the router, either by ethernet cable or wirelessly. In each PC, set any folders that you want to have available over the network as "shared" by right clicking and selecting the Sharing & Security option. At least one folder should be set as "shared" in each PC. Configure any firewall software to allow access to the networked computers, which may involve entering their IP addresses in a "trusted" section. That should basically be it. Go into "My Network Places" and expanding the folder tree should show *BOTH* computers in each PC. Expanding further, should show the "shared" folders. As regards the external drive that, or folders within it, can also be set as "shared" and available over the network.

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I have never had any problems with my network with consists of a belkin adsl router with a pc connected to it with a cat cable, a laptop with a wireless connection and another pc with a belkin usb wireless connection. All was well untill recently. I have upgraded the firmware on the router and have installed zonealarm on each of the 3 computers. The networks have worked since these instalations but in the past 2 days the wireless pcs dont connect and have an x on the wireless icon on the task bar. The PC connected directly to the router can surf the web but when I try to "view workgroup computers" and hangs. Then on the screen comes"Server is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network source. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently avaiable. Any help would be great.

Answer:Wireless and wired network problem Help

have you put the individual pc's IP addresses in the trusted zone of zone alarm?

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Good Afternoon,

I am running a home network and the computer in question is Win7-32 bit Dell desktop connected to the netword via CAT-5 cable. Other wireless computers reside on the network, too.

For the past several days, it has been dropping its connection to the Internet, sometimes spontaneously and always on reboot. When I go to the Network & Settings page after the connection drop, I see (attached) two networks. My network and a public network, so "multiple networks" appears on the network map.

To regain my connection to the Internet, I have to go to "Adapter Settings," disable the LAN connection and then re-enable it. That gets me back to the Internet, but doing this several times a day is no fun.

I tried drect connecting my cable modem to the computer, avoiding the router, and all that appeared was a Public Network I could not seem to connect to.

Can anyone offer some insights as to what is going on with my computer and how I can resolve it? The only changes to the system in the past week were the MS updates installed automatically.

Help is appreciated.



Answer:Wired Network Connection Problem

Hi DougR,

Try to do a Power Cycle.
How to Power Cycle (Restart) your Internet Modem & Router

I'd highly recommend a firmware update of your router if you have not done it yet. You may obtain/download from the manufacturer's site. To install the new firmware, use a wired connection.

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I have got a HP G6065 laptop wireless on a Belkin wireless router (N) which works just fine, I have an HP Pavilion 423uk pc wired to the Belkin router but I am unable to access the internet on the PC.I have a ethernet cable running from the Belkin router to the PC I know it sounds silly but do i need to do anything else to make it work? sorry for being dim. just expected it to work like this.can anyone advise many thanks Graham (uk)

Answer:Wireless & Wired Network problem

Take a read on how to set up the lan card and network on the desktopclick here

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i have a problem seeing devices on my network from my wired desktop. I just changed network providers to comcast. I have internet connection on my desktop and laptop. I can't see my usb hub (belkin) from my desktop but I can from my laptop (wireless). The hub is wired directly into the router. I can reach it form a browser via its Ip address and access it.

Answer:Problem with wired computer on network

Ah. Some more info. All of my computers are using windows 10. I can't see my laptop from my desktop in my network or vice versa

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I am using a PC and a laptop. I have them connected via a ethernet network cable. The problem is I am unable to share my printer in the network. I have internet on both PC and laptop. I can see the 'host' computer via the laptop and I can see the 'guest' computer via the desktop. My printer is hooked up and I can use it on the 'host' computer, but not the 'guest'. Actually the only thing I can share is the internet connection. No files, printers, or anything else. The printer is set to share on the 'host', but when I search for it on the 'guest' laptop it is unable to find it. I know the cable functions because if I unplug it from the laptop I am no longer able to see the other computer and I go back to local access. My network icon in my system tray says 'Currently connected to: Network 3 Access local and internet.'

Both systems are running windows Vista. Any suggestions on how to correct this issue?

Answer:PC to Laptop wired Network problem.

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Hi there,

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


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

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I have a laptop with IEEE 1394 adapters and liked the idea of networking it at 400 Mbps. The 1394 Connection Status in Network Connections says that it is connected at 400 Mbps, but on the support tab there is no IP address.
If you try to repair the connection, you get the message:

Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed:
TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection. Cannot proceed.

When you check the connection properties, however, TCP/IP is enabled and is properly set up. I tried running ipconfig /all, and the adapter is not even listed. I tried removing the hardware from the Device Manager and letting Windows find it again, but that did not work. I tried using the command netsh int ip reset [log_file_name] (from the Microsoft KB article 299357) but it did not help. I tried using a utility called WinsockXPFix but it did not help.

I am out of ideas. Does anyone have a solution for me?

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For some time I've been running a home network of 2 PCs and a laptop using a wireless setup. All PCs are running XP Pro. The configuration was that one PC (call it A) was connected to the Internet via a USB Sagem ADSL modem and the others (B & C) connected wirelessly via that PC.

I'm now moving to a wired system using a NetGear router/modem. The router has attached to the Internet with no problem and both B and C machines work fine with it. However, machine A, that I used originally with the modem, won't connect.

So far I've removed old modem software and disabled/uninstalled the USB WAN adapter. I've checked the cable from the PC to the router and that's fine. I've reinstalled the ethernet driver. The PC tells me that the ethernet port is fine and working. The light on the router indicates the PC is connected. They just don't seem to be talking to each other.

I performed a scan on the network and it shows that the network adapter status as FAILED - by virtue of both the Ethernet connection and a "Instant Wireless USB Adapter" both coming up as FAILED. It seems to be that both are failing in looking at - the default Internet IP address. However, I've removed (as far as I can see) the wireless device and any software reference to it. I'm guessing that there's some kind of contention going on but I can't see any way of removing the "Instant Wireless USB Adapter" in order to test o... Read more

Answer:Wireless to Wired - Network Adapter problem

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Windows 10 is refusing to connect to my network.

trouble shooting tells me:

"Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration"

I am using ASUS RT-N66U wireless router
I am plugged directly into the router.

I have tried:
Installing drivers
IP config commands (/release and /renew)
I get an error when I try to renew:
"an error occurred while renewing interface ethernet : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

I've tried deselecting IPV6 in the ethernet setting.

connecting the LAN directly to the modem provides the same problem.
I've tried power cycling and resetting both my router and modem.

other pc's I have plugged in are connecting just fine (a win 7 box and a win 8.1 laptop).

here's info from ipconfig /all

host name : X
primary Dns suffix:
node type: hybrid
IP routing Enabled: no
Wins Proxy Enabled: No
Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

connection-specific DNS suffix:
Description: Intel(r) Ethernet Connection 1217-v
Physical Address: eo-3f-49-ae-79-0f
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled: YUes
Autoconfiguration IPv6 Address:
subnet mask:
Default Gateway:
NetBios over Tcpip: Enabled
Tunnel A\adapter isatap.(bunch of numbers&letters)

MNedia state: Media disconnected
connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Descrption: Microsoft ISATAP a\Adapter
Physical Address: 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled: No
Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes


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Answer:Solved: windows 10 wired network problem

I think I fixed it. After disabling then enabling the network, I turned off my pc, then turned it back on, and I am connected. Simply restarting did not do this. Quite strange, but all works.

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I have a desktop PC that is wired into a wireless router. Also a laptop that has built in wireless. The desktop connects to the internet via an ethernet cable and of course the latop via the wireless. I have tried to set up a network for transferring files etc. Also for printing from the laptop. The printer is connected to the desktop.
Does the desktop have to be wireless to create a network for these possibilities?
I would prefer to keep it wired if possible for speed and security etc.
Any help would be great.

Answer:Solved: 1 Wired PC 1 Wireless Network Problem

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Hello guys,
I am new here. I am in real need of help. My PC( windows 7 ) has only a wired Ethernet adapter which I connect to my modem. Today when I was using my PC my network went off and a yellow triangle exists in the LAN symbol in the notification bar. I have browsed many sites and forums. But nothing seems to fix the problem.
I have attached a picture of my ip confit as I have no other PC and am using my ipad to post this. I am new so every thing need to be explained. Sorry for my English and thanks in advance.
Bharat goel
P.S My net is fine as I'm using wifi from the same modem.

Answer:Windows 7 wired network problem (no access)

From the ipconfig it looks like Windows can see the router but isn't picking up a valid IP from it. The 169...IP is just what Windows does when it can't connect to the modem/router.

Have you tried resetting the modem yet? Sometimes just unplugging the modem for a few minutes then letting it boot back up will fix them.

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Hello guys,
I'm new to this forum, but I've read your threads before, and it helped me alot.
Well this is the thing. I've installed this LAN card (TF-3239D) in PCI slot of this motherboard (ELITEGROUP 945GCT - M2/1333 v1.0A) and I have one persistent problem, it won't get IP adress from my router. Other PC is getting it without any problems.
Reason why I use PCI slot Ethernet adapter is because one on MB is not responding when i plug cable, but it's recognized by PC and installed as well.
Everything else is working on MB...
When I enter properties of Network connection i get this (it's on the photo i've attached)
Can you help me from step 1, including inserting card ... everything to tiniest idiotic thing, because I'm missing something. Thank you guys in advance !

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I have googled this problem for hours now with still no solution.

gigabyte p67-ud4-b3 motherboard
windows 7 home premium

it was 100% working until something crashed my system and it wouldnt boot up again blablabla. so i reset comos and everything was fine/back to normal, except that my internet wasn't working. there is no network adapter in device manager.

i've tried a system restore, completely re-installing windows 7 + all the drivers that i did before, downloading the lan driver from the gigabyte website for my motherboard, nothing has gotten it to work. i had trouble with this problem the 1st time i installed windows 7, but somehow it fixed its self after 1 re-install. but now no matter how many times i re install it won't work. i'm pretty sure its not a hardware problem because it WAS working b4...but i have no idea how to get it to work again.

any help would be muuuuch appreciated.

Answer:Network adapter/wired ethernet problem

Welcome silverflurri:

One thing that could be the problem is that when you reset the cmos, did you check the peripherals to see if the internal ethernet port is activated?? some can be turned off and that could be the default, although it would be wierd to do that. Just a thought.


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Please Help Urgently!!!! - problem connecting to Internet through wired network?
2 computers on our network (7 computers in total) were connecting to internet with no problem until today. We are now unable to connect & have tried the various repair options. They both have different operating systems ( XP Pro & Vista Home Basic) but the same problem. All other computers are connecting fine so I don't think that it is a problem with the router. The only thing that I can think of that has changed was that I was in Network Connections & clicked on the following option at the side of the screen "Removes icons for UPnP devices located on network & closes associated firewall ports" Please help as I only have very basic knowledge and these people desparately need to get back online for work reasons!!!

Answer:Please Help Urgently!!!! - problem connecting to Internet through wired network?

Please help

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 7680 MB, Free - 850 MB; D: Total - 38352 MB, Free - 18430 MB; E: Total - 2734 MB, Free - 2410 MB; F: Total - 1984 MB, Free - 618 MB; G: Total - 1984 MB, Free - 1077 MB; H: Total - 2264 MB, Free - 1358 MB; I: Total - 3477 MB, Free - 130 MB; J: Total - 602 MB, Free - 56 MB; K: Total - 3556 MB, Free - 556 MB; L: Total - 3984 MB, Free - 3984 MB; P: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 137482 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D845GLVA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hi - this is my first attempt at wireless and it's not going well!

Existing setup is: Speedtouch ADSL router with 1 output -> small 4-port ethernet hub -> 2 desktops and various temporary laptop connections. The desktops and the router (gateway) have fixed IP addresses and the laptops just plug in and work - DHCP presumably. This has worked for years, along with 2 powerline plugs for the laptops.

Now I want to add a wireless extension instead of the powerline. The access point is a TP-LINK TL-WA701ND. All its lights are showing correctly. I have plugged it into the hub with the idea of setting it up via this XP desktop. Maybe this is my first mistake?

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Answer:Solved: Problem adding wireless network to wired one

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(Sorry for the long post - just trying to explain properly )

Having trouble getting my home network to transfer files from one computer to another. Home network consists of:

Westell 6100 DSL Model from Verizon
DLink Wireless Router Model DIR655 (no security at the moment)
Dell XPS 720 Desktop (Windows XP Media Center Edition - SP3)
Dell Inspiron 9100 Portable (Windows XP Professional - SP3)
HP G70-463CL Notebook PC (Windows 7 Home Edition)
I run Zone Alarm Pro and AVG 2011 with Windows Firewall turned OFF on all three computers .

My desktop is hard wired to the router and the two portable computers connect to the network wirelessly. Network name is "dlink".

I want to share Drive D on the XPS & 9100, both are shared for files and allow users to change on the network. The setting is the same for the C Drive on the HP Notebook.

In "Network Places" I can see all computers and all drives on the network on all three computers. I can only open the shared folder located on the HP Notebook with the two Dell Computers. I cannot open any of the drive letters on any of the computers, except for example Drive D will open on the XPS if I am using the XPS and I can open the Drive D on the 9100 if I am using the 9100.

I get this error when trying to open any of the Shared Letter Drives:

Below is the SysInfo and ipconfig from each of the computers.
This is my Dell XPS 720 desktop

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Answer:Solved: Wired & Wireless Network Problem Communicating

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

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

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I've had my Surface Pro 3 for over a year now and I have always had this problem.
When I connect to the wired network at work using the dock, I have full internet access and can read files from my network drive, however everything hangs when I try to save a file, or create a new file. This is the case in any software (Word or other software). In Word, for example, I get the 'Saving as...' dialog box with the green bar that appears and stays for 5-10 minutes. Eventually the file is sometimes saved. It doesn't matter when it is a big file or a small file.
The same problem occurs with the surface Pro 3 dock, the USB network adaptor, and also an off-brand USB network adaptor. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 in the hope this problem would disappear, but it remains!
If I connect to our work network via WiFi, I have no such problems and can read and save files with no problem (although much slower, and only gives me limited access to the network - no printing, for example).
All updates have been installed. I've tried uninstalling the ethernet adaptor and reinstalling the latest version with no joy.
I have a Surface Pro 3, i7 64-bit processor, 8GB RAM.
I've followed these instructions for a similar problem, but also no joy (Google: Windows 10 Surface Pro 3 Docking Station Network Problem: SOLVED!)
Can anyone help?
Any help gratefully received,

Answer:Very slow saving files on wired network, problem not on WiFi?

could it be the cable? Or how the network detects your device?
Is wired internet fast for you?
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Hi all,

I have an Aztech ADSL 2/2+ modem and a Dlink DGL4300 wireless router.

I set up my modem and when wired to my pc, it works.
I followed the manual to install the wireless router, so that my pc is now connected to the wireless router, but somehow I'm not able to get the internet.

It works again when i replug my pc direct to the modem.

Can any1 help me please?

I set up my wireless router to connect to internet via PPPoE, settings are fine. do i need to reset anything and in any particular order?



Answer:Wired to modem works, but wired to router does not

tom4u said:

I set up my wireless router to connect to internet via PPPoE, settings are fine. do i need to reset anything and in any particular order?Click to expand...

The modem has the PPPoE connection; Your wireless connection to the router should be straight ethernet

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Hello all,
Am thinking about networking a vista and xp to share internet connection and printer (with a wired method). I had a bit of a look around and i am now adrift on a sea of confusion.
Can anyone direct me to a good step by step tutorial to do this?
Many thanks, old dog

Answer:Step by step guide wired home network

try this:

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