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Wireless and Ethernet Issues T60

Question: Wireless and Ethernet Issues T60

Hello,I am currently having issues with connecting to the internet. I am using a T60, machine type: 2623 D6U and running Windows XP. Yesterday, I updated my Thinkvantage software, then immediately performed a backup of my computer using the Thinkvantage software. After that, I tried to use the wifi and it would not even search for any surrounding networks. I then plugged in an Ethernet cable and again it would not connect. I have tried downloading driver after driver, but nothing will work. I meant to uninstall wireless card and then install it again after reboot. I rebooted and was able to get wireless through Windows network connection, but not thinkvantage. I checked device manager and my Ethernet network was gone, so I may have accidentally uninstalled that instead. I rebooted again and when went back to device manager, the Ethernet was back. Once I found out wireless was working I tried a Thinkvantage System update again, and noticed I could update my Ethernet. I clicked to download and install and an error came up with "was not able to download package" or something very similar. So currently, I have wireless available through Windows, but not thinkvantage and no Ethernet is working. Any suggestions on how I can get this working properly again? Network cards in device manager: Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network ConnectionIntel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection Thanks for your help!

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Answer: Wireless and Ethernet Issues T60

Hi there, Make sure you have this 4 drivers and software extracted to the drivers folder. 1) Thinkpad Power Management driver ( current version 1.60 )2) Intel WIFI driver ( current version 13 )3) Lenovo Access Connection software ( current version 5.5 )4) Lenovo Hotkey features ( current version 2.23 ) You can get them here Sequence:Uninstallation 1) Uninstall Thinkvantage Access connection - do not reboot2) Uninstall Intel WIFI sofware from Control panel> Add/Remove Programs3) Reboot the Thinkpad and make sure that the Wireless card remains as an unknown driver in device manager Installation 1) Install Thinkpad Power Management driver - reboot2) Install Intel WIFI Driver - no reboot required3) Install Thinkvantage Access Connection software - reboot By now the WIFI issue should be resolved4) Install Lenovo Hotkey feature to compliment the Access Connection software - reboot CheersProcom

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Afternoon, We recently had an issue with a laptop, basically it stopped responding to anything. Nothing worked so I decided to do a fresh install of Windows XP - all is fine. However we couldn't backup the drivers and so most of the hardware won't work - nothing major, except I cannot get the ethernet port or wireless to be recognised at all! I've gone through all the options on the Lenovo driver finder and installed numerous different drivers - but no such luck. Any recommendations? Are any of these unknown devices related?  Model - Lenovo T42Type - 2373 (F1G)Message Edited by Matt_Tolley on 07-21-2008 07:27 AM

Answer:T42 Driver Issues - Ethernet & Wireless

Welcome to the forum! Here's your Ethernet driver: and your wireless driver: Make sure that you unpack the drivers from their appropriate directories after downloading them: C>Drivers>Win>Ethernet and C>Drivers>Win>Wlanint Personally, I'd delete all the folders with previous download that you've attempted and start fresh. Good luck and let us know.

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Hi I have the y510p gt755m SLI edition with windows 8.1I've had my laptop for about 2-3 months now... Recently my WIFI has been sporadically dropping, it happens maybe once or twice a day and it seems the way to fix it is by restarting my computer, then running the wifi troubleshoot. If I run it before restarting it comes up with random solutions that don't work.  Another odd thing is my ethernet port no longer works. Whenever i plug in the ethernet cable I get the message "Identifying... No internet access" when I hover over the wifi icon on the bottom right of the computer. I have tried using a different ethernet cable on a different ethernet port and it still doesnt work. I am running on my Universitiy's campus internet so I know the internet itself is not a problem as none of my friends are having issues. Any tips or help?

Answer:y510p Wireless/ethernet issues

Which wifi card does your have? If it has the cheaper centrino 2xxx card then that is known problem with no real fix.

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The ethernet port seemed to die about a year ago so my friend took it to the Geek Squad and they gave her an Ethernet to USB adapter and she was able to connect to the Internet. Recently we had bad thunderstorms and a Win 10 update at the same time. Now she can no longer connect to the net.
I just looked at the Specs on the 580 (service tag is 6BQ5SL1  ) and am unable to tell if it has wireless capability. I see in the Drivers section that there is a driver for Atheros Wireless 1525 WLAN Mini Card, but  don't know if the PC actually has one. 
So my questions are:
1. If the PC has the Atheros Wireless card, where can I find a Win 10 driver for it?
2. Where can I find a Win 10 driver for Broadcom BCM57788 LOM. This is the Ethernet port and I am thinking that possibly there isn't anything wrong with the port other than it just needs the correct driver for it.
I verified the network cable is good as is the port on the Comcast router. The error msg she gets is something like "No network cable is plugged in etc etc". 

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Thank you very much for your consideration of my problem. I reviewed a couple different searches, but I could no find no information to solve my current problem.

I am running Windows XP Home edition on a Compaq Presario. I have high-speed cable internet through Road Runner, which works very well on my desktop computer. Because of my laptop, I wanted to set up a wireless network, so I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS. For a time, the router allowed my desktop to work on a LAN connection, although the laptop couldn't seem to use the wireless router. The laptop was a budget Toshiba Satellite L35, so I thought maybe the laptop was the problem, but since I have successfully picked up wireless in a few different places outside the home with the laptop.

After about a month, the LAN connection stopped working with the desktop. I believe this occurred after the cable company replaced my modem with a new one. Currently, I have the internet running from the cable modem directly to the desktop. When I plug the desktop into the router by ethernet cord, the power light is solid as is the WLAN light, and the "1" light and the internet light. However, my computer is unable to connect to the internet ("Server not found"). Because of this I can't access the router settings page online, nor can I access wireless from my laptop. Finally, the set-up disk was sadly broken.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless Issues Linksys Router

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I have reason to believe it is some sort of malicious software causing random wireless issues and the Ethernet to be disabled.

Had lots of memory leaks that I couldnt account for and seizure of internet access in general (not true of any other computers on the same network), and this has been repeated on a few different networks.

Here's the most recent Hi-jack this:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:23:04 PM, on 9/27/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP3 (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16851)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\BatteryCare\BatteryCare.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Digsby\lib\digsby-app.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\FF Downloads\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Ethernet/Random wireless access issues, believed to be malware

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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

Answer:convert ethernet port on laptop to wireless ethernet bridge

yeah, it's called Internet Connection Sharing if you're running windows.
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Recently my on-board Ethernet port stopped working. At first I noticed that I no longer had the Wired Connection in the bottom right of my taskbar, instead replaced by the Wi-Fi symbol. I checked to make sure that my ethernet cable was plugged in, and that the lights on either side of the cable were blinking. They were. I then checked my Device Manager to make sure the driver was still there. It was. The only issue I could see was that my ethernet adapter no longer showed up in my network settings, only my Wi-Fi adapter was listed. I noticed in Windows Update, it mentioned that it failed to install a driver for a network component, so I decided I would look for the most up to date driver for my ethernet adapter online, and install it myself. Here is where the real trouble started; Every time I try to uninstall the driver for my ethernet adapter, including when I tell it to delete local files, it comes right back. I've tried disabling it first, and then uninstalling, and even completely disabling my windows update, and automatic device installer, but it still comes back every time. After a few hours of trying this with no luck, I decided to just run Recovery, and luckily it gave me a restore point to just before it ran the last Windows update. After recovery ran, everything worked, until I shut my computer off. When it booted back up, the ethernet adapter was missing again. Went through the same steps; Recover and wait. This worked, and I disabled Windows Update, and i... Read more

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

Answer:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

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

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

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it?

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

Any advice?

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

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Question: Ethernet Issues

I have been having this problem for a while now but when i plug my Ethernet cable into my motherboard it says Unidentifiable Network (No Internet). I have tried many many solutions and none of them seem to work. Someone help
Motherboard- MSI Z170A
Ethernet Driver- Killer Network Manager

Side Note- I am using a (wireless ethernet) where it connects to the router and i plug a Ethernet cable into the wireless box which i plug into a outlet

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Question: Ethernet Issues

Not sure if this is the right forum but for a few days now ive had an issue where i cant use any ethernet cable my wifi works just find and when i plug the cable in it says i am completely connected but i am unable to connect to any sites or games

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Question: Ethernet Issues

After a power failure, my iMac will not connect with internet by ethernet, Wifi is working OK. Under Network preferences, my ethernet connection is on but I get this message "Ethernet has a self-assigned IP address and will not be able to connect to the Internet." I have tried deleting the ethernet and adding it back to preferences.
Nothing else has changed. I am using the same cables I was using before the power failure.

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Question: Ethernet issues

hi there I have a powerline adapter witch works with my laptop fine but when I put it into my desktop it will not connect at all nothing changes it?s asif I?ve not put it in at all. Thanks

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Question: Ethernet issues

I am running a MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Mainbord. With the Duel Giggabit Lan ports.

The first problem is they both dont acticvate at the same time. Every time i re-install Windows a diffrent port gets turned on so i gotta switch Lan ports. One of them is a MAC Lan ( im geussing Apple talk mostly)

I had just Disabled the MAC Lan and the top port is completly Disabled. Now this install of Windows is on the top port. My bottom one wont install at all. Ive reinstalled the nForce drivers 10 times. I cant get that bottom port to Install.

I had to put in a crappy NIC in my comp so i can get internet. I dont feel like Re installing windows. This NIC is getting on my nerves. It sux. Is there any way to Enable that Bottom port ?

Answer:Ethernet issues

doesn't the disabled port show an X over the adapter in your device manager ? You should be able to enable and install any drivers it might need all through device manager.

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-Router(provided by cable company): Netgear AC1900 C6300BD

-Ethernet cable: Cat5e for both. long cable connected from the router to built gaming PC, short cable from router to PS4

-Roommate has a wireless printer. It's not shared though but I can access it with the IP so maybe it is.

-I'm paying for the Premier service on COX so I really think it should be enough

-Cox manages and provides the router, roommate and I use it, and the apartment complex gives us the modem. The complex actually provides it's own ethernet service too(I mean when you can plug it into the wall since I'm not sure if I'm describing it correctly).

-And I'm not sure what to look for in the configuration pages and settings.

My roommate is convinced that my desktop being plugged into the router is disrupting his internet connection when he streams HBO or Netflix on his PS4 even when my device is turned off. When I say "even when my device is turned off" I mean he thinks that it somehow can still cause the problem. He just unplugs the cable if he can see it. On or Off.But both devices are connected via ethernet. Is this what's happening? How do I fix it?

Calling the cable company hasn't helped since they just reset the router every time. We have asked the apartment complex to help and they've given us a new modem(I'm talking about the splitter thing in the wall since I'm not sure if that's the correct term) and reset our connections... Read more

Answer:Issues with Ethernet connections

Sounds like your PC's ethernet adapter or, more likely, the ethernet cable between your PC and the router is defective.

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hi there so i ran a 30metre ethernet cable from my sky router to an xbox 360, then realised that it wont reach where i need it, so i moved the router hoping to plug the ethernet into the adsl slot but the cable is slightly too large i think the hole on router is rj11 the wire is rj12 i think, bassically i need to use this wire, on one end its to big 4 the router and the other end is too big to go into the filter box thing that also has my fone socket, could i use 2 adapters one on each end and will it work, please help me!! thanks

Answer:Ethernet cable issues

actually scrap that, i just need to extend the length by 1 metre, does an extension exist? for a ethernet

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Hello everyone,

Well, I recently purchased a new HD, and installed Windows XP Media Center 2005 on it. Afterwards, I installed my vid drivers, along with my wireless connection drives (via CD). I had no problems until I tried to increase my internet speed by using a cable (ethernet) ((I've always had better speeds using cables)).

It seems that there is no network that recognizes my ethernet connection to my modem. Under my "Device Manager" 'ethernet controller' is found under Other Devices with no drivers available.

My comp specs are the following:

Gateway Intel (R)
Pentium CPU 2.8GhZ

If there is anymore information regarding the issue, please let me know.


Answer:Ethernet Controller Issues

Which model of Gateway do you own? It should be a matter of downloading and installing the correct chipset drivers.

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Ok, so i get a computer built last year and its buggy. I finaly reformat the hard drive and it seems to be stable. I reinstall my graphics and sounds drivers but my Ethernet Card isn't working properly. According to the computer everything is in order. It's "Enabled" status but when i goto "Network Connections" in Control Panel i have no IP address and everything else is "unavailable". I have reinstalled my graphics card and windows many times within the past year and every time i got my ethernet card to work; i installed the unified drivers off and they seem to work for it and the sound issues, but not this time. I cannot find ANY help ANY where. I was wondering if maybe the Ethernet card wasn't activated somehow. I seem to recall doing it before, kind of like the way you have to activate "Appearance and Themes" option for the control panel, but i don't remember where to do it. It sounds a little confusing, but i'm tired and angry.
Also In the network adapter area it sais i have a 1394 Net Adapter by Microsoft already in the network adapter slot. There are no yellow exclamations next to it or question marks, so im totaly baffled. And yes, my ethernet cords are pluged in and i've even tried with my wireless Linksys adapter wich all the lights are on meaning that i technicaly am connected to the internet.
If you have any ideas they are more than welcome. Microsoft has NOTHING on their website.
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Answer:Reinstallation issues with Ethernet...

can u give us some more detailed specs such as mobo, netowrk card, etc?

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Greetings, I currently have a P50 running Windows 10 Pro version 1703 OS Build 15063.483 with the latest updates. Same thing with the system, it has the latest updates from Companion.  The issue is in the ethernet port. Sometimes, when I reboot the laptop and log into Windows, the ethernet adapter reads a 10mbps speed and there won't be any connectivity to the LAN even though it is connected to a gigabit switch. After several reboots, the adapter reads 1Gbps and everything works fine. I am wondering if someone else is facing this issue and found a solution. The current adapter driver version is ( Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V ) Any help is appreciated.Thanks

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I have an aw9d mobo with gig onboard. Its been working but now stopped. I have uninstalled and reinstalled drivers but that hasnt helped. When the pc is rebooting or in bios the lights are working and i can see the light on my switch but in windows or a live cd shows no cable connected.

Anything else to try or is this onboard nic dead maybe?

Answer:on board ethernet issues

Have you checked the settings in the BIOS?

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Until recently, our Windows 95 PC was connecting to the network just fine. Then, one day it decided it didn't want to see the network (but all of the other pc's see the network just fine). When I came in the next day to take a closer look at it, it decided to work again. Now, two days later, it doesn't want to work. It's like it is picking and choosing when it wants to log in on our network. When I go into my system devices, it says the PCI Ethernet Controller is an unknown device. After a reboot, it prompted me for the driver, but it couldn't find any.

Any ideas where I can find a driver or what other additional things I could do to take care of this situation? It is so annoying not knowing if it is going to work one day or not. And right now it's not.

Thanks for the help in advance.

Answer:PCI Ethernet Conroller issues

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I've been using Ethernet the past several days on my computer since my internet connection is very slow. Beyond this, my Wi-Fi is still connected and working. The other day, my Ethernet connection stopped working even though the network was still working fine (via Wi-Fi). Now my Ethernet port on my laptop constantly shows one dim orange light and one dim white light. When I plug in a cable there is no change. Is this a software issue? I can't even find anything on my computer that indicates the Ethernet connection is recognized.

Is there a driver for Ethernet? I always thought this was built into Windows.
Second, why would my computer be recognizing Ethernet one moment, and the next moment act like I don't even have an Ethernet port?
Could this be an issue of the network card going out? If so, why are the lights on the port there?

Answer:Ethernet connection issues

Sounds like a connector issue, but could be the board... try changing wire, remove the NIC in the device manager and reboot the machine to let Windows re-install the driver for the Network card or get the one from your OEM model page on the net...

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I am having some annoyances with my built in 10/100/1000 ethernet on my nfore 750i MB.
Problem is that the card runs in 100mbit only to my gigabit switch, 1000mbit is not eaven avalible for forcing it in properties.
If i downgrade to old 15.25 nforce drivers, it connects with gigabit as it should, but the problems with those drivers is that.. they were crap, they disconnect alot.
I also tried to unintall and let windows install drivers for it, also works in gigabit, but same stability issues.

The disconnecting issue seems all gone with 15.51, but the drivers seem to think that the card is 10/100 only..
MCP51 LAN controller.
Win 7 x64.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:nforce ethernet issues

Nvidia web site support has a forum with something that might help.

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I'm curious if I should acquire a new Ethernet cord, a new wall port, or avoid wired networking in total. I have a motherboard with a gigabit LAN port, I have a problem with the speed and I'm not sure if it's the cat 5e Ethernet cord, the box I was getting the Ethernet from the wall, or the network itself considering the boxs led's flicker red over network. I want to know this for future reference along with either I should get a new cord, port, or avoid wired networking and go with wireless. I would really appreciate the help cause I need to find what direct would be better spent with y money.

Answer:Networking/Ethernet Issues

Need more details about your situation. I assume this is for a home. Was the wiring there prior to you moving in or did you have it added? Pictures of the wall plate and the "box" which I assume is the switch you reference would be helpful.

Mobility wise, wireless will always beat out wired for obvious reasons. For speed/performance, no question, wired will always beat out wireless. At my home, I have a mix of wireless and wired. Where performance is the first priority and mobility is not a concern, the device is wired. I've wired out my home to support 1Gig throughout with specific runs of Cat6 to support a future upgrade to 10Gig to my home office in the future when I decide to upgrade the Cisco switch I have there. In the server room of my home many of the devices are 10Gig wired with a few at 40Gig (moving to 100Gig in the near future). I mention the stuff in my server room which I don't expect anyone to be running in their homes because it gives you an idea the performance parity between wired and wireless. Not to mention the reliability factor of a wired network when everything is working properly. Performance and reliability can change over time depending on the environmental conditions around your home.

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Hey all, I just reformatted an old Dell of mine and it refuses to work properly for me. I need the Ethernet drivers so I can get all the rest of the drives I need through the internet. Here are the specs on the thing. I would appreciate any help on getting the correct drivers for the Ethernet.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name MINE
User Name Administrator

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2666 MHz (20 x 133)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 2400
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GEV
System Memory 768 MB (PC2700 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (12/02/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel Extreme Graphics
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics

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Answer:Ethernet Controller issues

If you don't have a disc containing the Dell drivers then you can download the drivers

from the Support Site below. Just input your Service Tag or search by model.

Dell Drivers and Downloads

It is best to install the chipset driver first.

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I have a Dell Dimension 2350 pc, operating system is Windows XP Home and I just upgraded from dial up to dsl. When I tried to hook up my dsl to my computer I found that I had no ethernet, it then tried to go through a USB port and still wouldn't connect. I went into my control panel to see if I was missing drivers and I have a yellow question mark next to Ethernet Controlller. My USB ports say they are all fine and connect yet neither works for dsl. When I click on the yellow question mark next to Ethernet Controlller it tells me that my pc has no such driver. Now in order for me to be online through dsl I had to get wireless and connect through my sister's ethernet. But now I am moving so I really need my pc to have the ethernet driver or I'll be stuck with dial up again. I'm thinking about going from dsl to cable but yet instill I need that ethernet since the USB ports say they work but won't connect at all.

If it helps to solve the problem, under my network connections I only have one and thats showing up for the wireless connection. And I have screen captures of what I see too, please can someone help me, I really need ethernet on my pc..dial up is just a mess compared to high speed.

I read where a person on here had a problem almost like mine but I have a different computer then they had.

Thank you

Answer:Ethernet Controlller Issues

Hi DesKai and welcome to MG,
Have you tried going back into device manager and uninstalling your ethernet controller and rebooting to see if driver is loaded? (Right click on controller and uninstall)
You could also go to Dell support and use your service tag number to download the driver from your original configuration page.
See if that does the trick for the controller.
Then you can try to connect.
Hope that helps.

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I'm not exactly savvy to networking and computers in general, besides having used the internet and software and such a lot. However, I have a broadband cable internet connection. It goes to the modem that my isp gave me and travels to my computer via USB. And that's the problem.. Ethernet won't work. Or will it? I don't know, that's why I'm here. When I connect the modem via USB it is entirely recognized and instantly works. If I plug it in with Ethernet it doesn't work. The light labeled "PC" is dark and the send and receive lights are dark also. The computer does nothing to acknowledge the modem in this state, and has no connection to the internet. I only care because I bought a router to use my laptop wireless and the only way to connect to it from my modem is to use Ethernet. The router's internet light is dark when connected to my modem, but if I connect my modem to my computer with USB and then my router to my computer with Ethernet, the router has internet and WLAN is activated. Doesn't help much though, considering the computer is attached.

If it helps, I'm very sure this modem worked with Ethernet on a different computer at one time, but not on the one I had before my laptop. Is it possible for just the Ethernet related parts of the modem to have been fried in a surge caused by lightning? If so, that could be it, maybe. I'll provide any information you ask for if I know how to get it. ... Read more

Answer:Modem Ethernet issues

Confirm in Deice Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc) that your Ethernet device is enabled

Connecting a "Patch" ethernet cable (the one provided by your ISP) should turn the little led on (shown at the modem)

You can also purchase a new PCI (internal) Ethernet card

Normally I do not like USB, as it needs drivers to run it, whereas Ethernet does not require any extra drivers to run

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Here's what happened:
I purchased a new router for my home network which I configured using a different PC than the one in question. When I turned on the PC in question to set it up with the new router, it would not connect to the internet. It connected to the home network just fine and I was able to transfer files between PCs. I decided to reformat the PC because it needed it anyways. After I reformatted I still got the same issues. When I opened device manager it said that the Ethernet Controller was not installed (it had the yellow question mark beside it). I ran the LAN drivers that I downloaded from the Gigabyte site and restarted. When it booted up, it still would not connect to the internet (still connects to the home network). I even tried downloading the drivers from the Marvell site but those did not work either. I also installed the chipset drivers which did not help. I read that installing the LAN drivers is supposed to fix this issue but it has not fixed it in this situation, any suggestions? Thanks.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-965P-S3(rev. 3.3).

Answer:Ethernet Controller Issues

Do you have the NIC set to use DHCP in your TCP/IP settings? If one of them is connecting to the internet and the other computer is not open a command prompt on the one with connectivity by entering CMD and in the command prompt window type IPCONFIG /ALL. Do that on the non connecting PC and post the results here

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All, We are having issues with an X1 Carbon USB to Ethernet Adapter.  We have logged multiple support calls with Lenovo, and all they do is send out new adapters. I now have 3 adapters..!! The issue are having is that we connect the USB to ethernet adapter to the machine, and everythings works smoothly for 3-5 minutes.  It then drops the network connection and stops working. We have updated to the latest drivers for Windows 8, changed power management settings, tested on a Windows 7 Machine, tested on 2 different networks, and different cables and we all get the same issues. Lenovo is hopeless in supporting this, so i am looking for other ideas from the community no how we could fix this.  We have another called logged, but guess what, they are sending me another adapter..  Ill have enough spare parts for life at this rate.  Any thing you guys suggest that we can try, or is anyone else expericencing the same issue? If their is any Lenovo Representitives on here, i would love a call from you to help us out.  We are a large business with over 150 laptops from lenovo, and right now, im ready to stop buying lenovo aftert all the issues we have with support on this case. ThanksScott LancasterIT Manager

Answer:X1 Carbon USB to Ethernet Adapter Issues

Hi, try disabling all USB ports power saver (4 of them) in device manager. In Windows, click on Start >Control Panel (or Start >Settings >Control Panel).Double-click on System, then open the Hardware tab.Click Device Manager.Click the + at Universal Serial Bus Controllers.Right-click USB Root Hub and select Properties.Open the Power Management tab.Clear the checkmark from Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.Click OK.Repeat this procedure for the USB 2.0 Hub.

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hello!! Needed some help on what I believe are some related issues. I took it in for a free diagnostic at a local store and was told most likely I'll have to get my motherboard replaced - hoping it may not be so! I've done some troubleshooting on my own, so hopefully this will all make sense. Here's my long saga ...
I have an HP HDX16t laptop.

Problem 1 is I noticed first that even though my laptop was plugged in, it wasn't recognizing as so and was running on battery power. Since I have my laptop connected to a monitor, thankfully I minimally use the battery. I replaced both the battery and the power cord and that didn't seem to help resolve the recognition of the AC adapter issue. Right now with the new battery, it somehow is keeping the charge at 100% while plugged in, but isn't recognizing that it is and the blue light isn't showing up. I've tried checking again for the hardware and updating the driver, but the driver is up to date. According to the device manager, the device is running properly though (which may explain why I'm not draining the new battery, thank god!)

Problem 2 is that my Ethernet port isn't being recognized. I prefer a wired connection and when I plug in a cable that works on my work laptop, it isn't being recognized on my HP. My wireless ports are good though. I've tried setting up a new network and updating the drivers, but the Ethernet port/LAN network isn't recognized. I've... Read more

Answer:AC Adapter/Ethernet Issues (HP Laptop)

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I have a Pluggable brand USB 2.0 network adaptor and using it with the latest model Dell XPS 15.
The issue I'm having is that setting the properties of the adaptor is really painful, if you set a static address it sometimes doesn't take and you get a random 169. Address, or, it does take, but when you go back into properties it says that connection is DHCP even though you just changed it to static. And going from a static address to DHCP again never works right, have to disable and enable the adaptor again.
Is this a known issue, do you think it's just the adaptor?
If you've had good luck with a specific one, I would appreciate the advice!

Answer:Windows 8.1 USB Ethernet dongle issues

I have used Trendnet adapters in the past that have work well for that kind of application.
It sounds to me like the driver that was installed for that one sucks. Have you looked on the manufacture website for a newer driver?

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For the past couple of weeks I am facing an issue accessing internet on my laptop. Upon booting up my laptop as it automatically connects to the Wi-Fi but internet doesn't work at all whenever I open Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. The only way I can get it to work it by disabling the Wi-Fi adaptor a few times or rebooting the laptop. I have also tried plugging the Ethernet cable directly but it's the same. I have already uninstalled and reinstalled latest drivers for these a few times but no luck. Ethernet Adaptor:-Realtek PCIe FE Family ControllerDriver Version: 10.13.1223.2016 WiFi Adaptor:-Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC-3168Driver Version: Any suggestions as it's driving me crazy.

Answer:Internet Issues (Wifi & Ethernet)

Hello Customer. Remove the wireless card completely from device manager then please go to intel website to install the updated wireless drivers.  else please re-install the OS taking help from HP tech support engineer Regards,

I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA Z87-D3HP
Router: Netgear DGN2000
OS: Windows 8
USB wireless adapter: Netgear rangemax WN111

IN SHORT: ethernet is non functional on brand new built pc. The green connectivity LED flashes up for a second every 5 seconds. This is the same on the router for the port it is plugged into. All drivers installed.

Hi guys,

Just finished building a brand new system using Haswell and windows 8. Upon finishing, I booted up, installed windows / gfx / mobo drivers and then tried to install some drivers for the USB wifi adapter which I use (and had worked on win7). They installed fine, but did not recognise the adapter, and the application would fail to do anything when I attempted to run it. There were some apparent fixes on the net, but I decided to just run an ethernet to get the latest updates etc.

After relocating the pc to the router, it failed to recognise that an ethernet had been plugged in, but would change the symbol from no connectivity, to "limited" in flashes every 20 seconds or so. I tried restarts, and reinstalling the network driver for the mobo. No luck.

The wireless component of the Router is still working (as this is how i'm posting here on a laptop!) but the router does seem to be a little screwy now it's around 5 years old. When turning it on, it makes a high pitched whining noise while brining up connectivity, and for a good few hours it refused to function at all this morning. I tried running the ethernet th... Read more

Answer:Ethernet connectivity issues on new built PC


. I tried running the ethernet through this laptop and disabling the wireless (on both router and laptop) and it didn't function. However, I'm unsure if this was the cable not functioning or the router being screwy at the time.


Ethernet cable works through laptop. Suggests fault is with PC


does the cable work on another PC

with the new PC connected by ethernet
do a full power cycle see below

and post an ipconfig /all please

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 the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

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

For Windows 8 To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin)... Read more

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I have a DELL Windows XP desktop. I recently moved. I was using Verizon DSL for connectivity. It worked wonderfully at the old location but despite repeated calls to tech support, it does not work here. I also used my laptop with it as the router had that capability. I tried another company and it still does not work. The light for the ethernet line is orange which indicates that it is not working. I can use dial-up and have no problem. I can take my laptop anywhere with wireless and it works. It seems as if the ethernet line is just not connecting with the remote host from this location on my pc.

Even though I have a dial-tone and can use dial-up on my pc, could it be something in the phone line? Or might it be my ethernet port? Is there a way to use one externally?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Answer:Internet connectivity issues - ethernet?

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I ran into a big problem 2 days ago when I had issues with windows updates on my W7 OS. I was getting some updates out of the way after updating my graphics card drivers for the beta test weekend for SW:TOR. I let it all run through as normal, however, during step 3 of 3 the computer restarted and ran windows repair. After it was all settled the updates went from 4 to 70 someting. Thinking this odd, since I have had this system rock solid now for over 8 months I went ahead and intalled all the updates.

The same hitch occured at step 3 of 3 and windows repair rolled back more updates to over 90 upon startup. After the second rollback repair event I had no ethernet connectivity.

When I say no connectivity I mean that the ethernet port does not actually send packets along the ethernet cable to be recieved by the router. It is as if the process was virtualized. Naturally I accepted the curious challenge, set aside game testing and dove in. Ran throught the normal gambit of escilated fixes:

* Disable/Enable the adapter
* Cycled through drivers (uninstall/windos install)
* Connected directly to router/web, and reinstalled router firmware to factory conditions
* IP config wrangeling of /flushdns /registerdns /release /renew stopped and started services across the board one by one attempting systematic elimination
* Flashed bios for MOBO and fully reinstalled factory direct drivers for the chipset and wut not
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Answer:Ethernet Unidentified Network Issues

Found the problem in the hardware when I unsoldered it from the motherboard and tested it, it seems part of the switch is bad yet the board still sees the connectivity. Ogh wells off to get a new board. >.<


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Hello, i have a HP dv6500 and have been trying for a while now to get my eithernet card to work. My wireless works fine but it doesnt matter what i download from HPs website, i just cant get the ethernet driver to work.

Has anyone else had this problem?

sorry if you need more info ill be happy to give it to you, im not really 100% on what is needed for this issue

Answer:HP 6500 ethernet driver issues

Strange laptops normally have fairly generic drivers for ethernet I have not known one to be useless in linux which is renowned for problems with network drivers. I shall do a quick google and see if there is any complex jargon that explains this.

What Operating system are you trying to use?
Did it come like this from store? If so send it back you fool its probably a hardware issue

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Okay, so I recently reinstalled windows XP sp3. (I have a disk.) Upon installation of this operating system, it seems that I am no longer able to use my onboard ethernet port. I have tried pretty much everything. I downloaded all the drivers from the IBM updates page, and I have also tried using the SystemUpdate thing that is also available. I got these by downloading onto a USB, then transferring. Only, It still says that it cannot find the correct drivers. Is there more that I am supposed to do? When I go to enter the bios to do system restore, like I have done before, it doesn't go to the awkward redish one I remember, that had system restore, but a gray, actual bios editor sort of thing. I am not 100% familiar with bios/ System restore, but I think it might be because I installed Ubuntu, then decided to go back to windows XP. Ugh. I just want help, because it's hard to do my school work without a computer that I can save stuff on. Any help/Ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks, Ghatii

Answer:Ethernet Controller Driver Issues

Hi and welcome to the forum!
What is the 7 character product number of your ThinkCentre? It looks like 2668-KHU and can be located on the front right panel or on the back of the system.

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Hi, I haves searched for an answer for this, but I have found nothing. The ethernet(wired) network adapter disappeared after I installed Windows 10. I have done all windows updates, Intel update manager and installing the Realtek drivers from Acer (from 2013 so I guess they are for older versions of Windows?). But nothing have worked so far.I'm a bit dissapointed that Acer states that Aspire S7 -392 are supported for Windows 10, when it's not.  Anyone have the same problem? What is the sollution?    

Answer:Aspire s7 392 ethernet/VGA-adapter issues with Win...

Hello, Have you tried in Device Manager - Action - Scan for hardware change? All drivers for Windows 10-64 bit - Aspire S7-392:Spoiler (Highlight to read)AHCIIntelSATA AHCI Driver (Broadwell) MB2015/08/14DownloadAMTIntelIntel AMT Driver (Broadwell) MB2015/08/14DownloadAccessoryRealtekAccessory Driver14.5.0.10819.0 MB2015/08/14DownloadAudioRealtekAudio Driver (Broadwell) MB2015/08/14DownloadAudioRealtekAudio Driver6.0.1.7534379.5 MB2015/07/21DownloadBluetoothIntelBluetooth Driver17.1.1527.15346.0 MB2015/08/14DownloadCardReaderRealtekCard Reader Driver (Broadwell)6.3.9600.312138.7 MB2015/08/14DownloadCardReaderRealtekCard Reader Driver6.3.9600.3121312.3 MB2015/07/21DownloadChipsetIntelChipset Driver (Broadwell) MB2015/08/14DownloadChipsetIntelChipset Driver10. MB2015/07/21DownloadIRSTIntelIRST (Intel® Rapid Start Technology) Driver14.5.0.108111.4 MB2015/07/21DownloadLanRealtekLAN Driver10.1.0506.20159.1 MB2015/07/21DownloadMgmtEngineIntelME (Management Engine)Driver11.0.0.115560.7 MB2015/07/21DownloadTouchELANTECHTouch Driver1.1.6454.1 KB2015/08/14DownloadTouchPadELANTECHTouchpad Driver15.6.1.1125.9 MB2015/09/04DownloadTouchPadSynapticsTouchpad Driver19.0.9.7147.6 MB2015/08/14DownloadWireless LANIntelWireless LAN Driver18.11.1.2184.0 MB2015/08/25DownloadAHCIIntelSATA AHCI Driver (Broadwell) MB2015/08/14DownloadAMTIntelIntel AMT Driver (Broadwell) MB2015/08/14DownloadAccessor... Read more

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

Answer:Connection Issues with ethernet cable

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

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My PC, running Windows XP, has a wifi connection (Wireless Network Connection in Control Panel) to my wireless router, and an ethernet connection (Local Area Connection in Control Panel) to an access point. I am trying to use the access point to extend the range of my home wifi signal.

If I disable the ethernet connection, then my PC can connect to the internet fine via the wifi signal. Also, if I then enable the ethernet connection and give my PC an automatically-allocated dynamic IP address on this connection, the internet is again fine via the wifi signal.

However, my access point manual requires me to assign a static IP address to my PC on the ethernet connection. If I do this, I now cannot connect to the internet via the wifi signal. This suggests perhaps that my PC is now trying to use the ethernet connection to access the internet. So my first question is, how does my PC know whether to use the wifi connection or the ethernet connection to connect to the internet?

Furthermore, both my wireless router and my access point have the same static IP address assigned to them by the manufacturers ( If both my wifi and ethernet connections are enabled, and I try to connect to this IP address, it always connects to the wireless router (wifi) - and never the access point (ethernet). So my second question is, how can I connect to my access point if it has the same IP address as the wireless router?



Answer:Simultaneous wifi and ethernet issues

You will need to change either the access point or router.
I would suggest changing the access point if possible.
Having the same IP will cause conflicts.
Change the IP and make sure that DHCP is disabled.
You only want one of them assigning IP's to the network.
You may need to disconnect the router temporarily and connect
the access point directly to the computer until it is configured.
Then move everything back.

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I have had a weird problem in Vista 64 a couple of times, just wondering if anyone has encountered this before and perhaps found a resolution without reinstall.

Randomly, Vista will report that my ethernet cable is unplugged, the lights on the NIC wont be on or anything, and when I try to uninstall the device in device manager it wont actually work, I click uninstall and nothing happens, the device stays listed. If I reboot the lights will come on during POST, I can do a network cable length test in my BIOS and it works, but while booting Vista back up the lights just go off.

It's happened to me twice, I don't remember the details of the first time but it was without SP1, this time it was with SP1, and this time it was while Vista was running, ethernet just stopped. Both times I've reinstalled to fix the problem (well, this time I restored an image).

Anyone heard of this before? There is this but I think it might be different.

Btw, using late drivers, but prossibly not the latest, running nForce 570SLI mobo with Marvel Yukon something or rather gbit LAN.

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I have an issue with my L512 Laptop. Every now and then the network drops and I have to disconnect the location in TV Access Connections. Once I connect again, it all works fine.I run Windows XP SP3.

Answer:Thinkpad L512 Ethernet Issues

Hi and welcome to the forum!Try uninstalling Access Connections and reinstalling your wireless driver.Keep us posted.

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Hi, I recently got a new router (Linksys AC2600) and when I plugged it in on my pc, it was wroking fine, eccept for it's speed. We have 100 Mbs internet and every other computer in the house is averaging ~90Mbs when I test it's speed. My PC however, only manages to get ~50. I know it should be faster and I was even receiving ~90 Mbs on this PC with my old router. Frankly, I'm not sure what to do and I really don't want to wipe my PC unless it is the only solution.

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Hi, I have a brand new Lenovo T450s and it already has two issues: 1) It does not recognise the ethernet connection (WiFi connects fine). The connection for ethernet works perfectly on all other laptops in my house 2) When I dissconnect from Wifi, the internet options completely freeze and I am unable to reconnect or change networks without restarting my latop. Does anyone know of any threads or solutions to solve my issues?  Many thanks!


Go to Solution.

Answer:T450s WIFI & Ethernet Issues

Nevermind I have sorted the issue. I had to enable enthernet in the advanced options. This also solved the WiFi issue.

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I have an intel d915pgn MB with a pentium 4 Prescott. I just installed XP Pro 64 to take advantage of a ram upgrade, and some other features.

When I went to install the MB software my intel express install cd said there were no intel adaptors present. I realized that the drivers were only for xp 32, so I downloaded the bios update onto a flash dirve and installed that ok. However, the LAN/Ethernet update will not work. I keep getting the intel PRO adapter not present message, and the install quits.

I have the PROEM64t, and a PROWIN64 update, and both won't install. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:[SOLVED] xpPRO 64 LAN/ethernet issues

Try the Driver Update Utility

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

Answer:Ethernet Vs Wireless

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet to Wireless...

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

Do you really not have ANY free USB ports?

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

Answer:Wireless but no ethernet

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


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



Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

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

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

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


Answer:Ethernet and wireless

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

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

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

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Answer:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

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

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

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

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

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

C:\Users\WYN>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

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

Answer:Ethernet Yes, Wireless No?

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

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

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

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

Here are a number of possible solutions

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

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

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

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

Thanks for your help!


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

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

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

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

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet LAN

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

Thanks for your help!


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

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

Answer:Ethernet or wireless?

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


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

someone else will need to answer the netflix service

from what I can see on the website
you can watch via a PC
Can I also watch instantly on my PC or Mac?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AKA foufymaus

Answer:Ethernet -vs- Wireless

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

Any help will be appreciated!

Answer:Pc not getting wireless through ethernet

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

Answer:Wireless or Ethernet

Interesting reading here enter link description here

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

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

Any suggestions anyone ! !

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

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

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

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


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Simple question,

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

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

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet

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

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

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

does this make sense?

is this possible?

thank you


Answer:using ethernet instead of wireless???

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

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

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

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

Answer:Wireless to ethernet

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

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

Answer:Wireless vs. Ethernet

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

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

Answer:set top box wireless and ethernet?

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

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

Answer:Ethernet OK, but no wireless

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

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


Answer:Ethernet to Wireless, is this possible?

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

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

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

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Hi everyone

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

Thanks in advance

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

Quote: Originally Posted by mw2

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

Surprise, surprise...

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

Answer:Wireless and ethernet

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

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

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

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

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Good Afternoon From Japan All!

About 10 months ago I purchased an HP Mini 110 3030NR for my wife before I left home on deployment, and she used it extensively during my absence. I typically build my own desktop systems as I hate bloatware that comes on “off the shelf” systems. However, due to the short amount of time I had prior to departing; I left the Win 7 Starter installed for her instead of formatting.

I returned home a month ago and went ahead with formatting the little bugger and I have run into a small comedy of errors. To make a long story short the following is my situation:

Problem: Fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit, will not recognize the following devices:

1. Ethernet Controller
2. Network Controller
3. PCI Device
4. Video Controller

I am really only concerned about the Ethernet controller, as unless I am wrong, most of the other issues will fix themselves once the system is connected to the internet.

Steps already taken:

1. The first thing I attempted was all Network Options (and others) found on the HP website for this device. Results: Absolutely no help.
2. Ran Belarc Advisor to discover the details of the System Model / Main Circuit Board
a. Model = Hewlett-Packard HP Mini 110-3000 (no real surprise)
b. Board = Hewlett-Packard 148A 79.31
3. Perused the Manual for any hardware revalations, found the following:
a. Ethernet = Integrated Realtek RTL8703EL 10/100 network interface card (NIC)
b. Wireless LAN from
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Answer:Solved: Ethernet Issues - HP Mini 110 3030

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I am on a Win 7 based computer. New apt, new internet connection. Old router.
Connects to net fine with an ethernet cable.
Connects to the wifi signal (strong signal) with password authentication BUT no internet access.
All my laptops are experiencing the same issue- so it does not appear to be related to the computer.
I then connected the ethernet cable to a Linksys E2000. Again, good signal, clear connection BUT no internet access.
What can I do??
IPCONFIG/ALL>myTCP.txt did not produce any results in DOS (why??)
Thanks in advance.....

Answer:Wifi connection issues- fine on ethernet


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : subra-tablet
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5E-C0-40-B0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-60-76-4A-97-6C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7997:4b52:9da9:c46e%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:22:44 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 04, 2014 11:55:35 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 302801014
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . ... Read more

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I have the following:

-NVidia GeForce 8400 GS Video Card
-ADMtek AN983 Ethernet Adapter
-Envy 24 Family Audio Controller VDM

I installed windows 7 a couple weeks ago and encountered issues with the Ethernet Adapter at that point. I thought the issue was with the drivers, which Windows downloaded for me once I had internet wirelessly hooked up to the PC. Out of the blue last week, the PC kept giving me the error that the Ethernet Adapter couldn't start up. So I uninstalled it on the device manager page. I restarted the computer and all was well. Except now the above video card was showing the same error. So I did the same thing with that. Uninstalled it and restarted. Upon restart, the computer found the driver and prompted again to restart to properly install it. Upon restart this time all was good for a couple days. Everything was working. And then today, the same issue arose. Except this time when I got the Ethernet adapter fixed, the video card was showing the error. At this point, one or the other will not work properly. So upon research, it looks that the Ethernet Adapter isnt compatible with Windows 7. The video card defintiely is. The only other thing I did was install a new sound card last week as well, before these issues. The card is compatible with windows 7 and worked fine and continues to work fine with these 2 other issues. Someone please help with any advice. I ordered a new Ethernet adapter hoping that will fix it , but have to wait about a week for it. A... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Ethernet / Video card Issues

download the ethernet adapter driver from your mobo this case HP.

Software & Driver Downloads HP G62-347NR Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

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I have a Aspire XC-603G Desktop that cant / wont connect with the ethernet cord. I can connect wirelessly but not hardwired. I checked the device manager for conflicts and did not see the NIC card (Screen shot avail). Is there a way to troubleshoot this issue? I was connecting fine hardwired 4 days ago. We did have a bad storm that knocked out the electric, however, I did turn the PC off just before we lost power. Once the power was restored, I noticed the issue...(I know, dosent sound good) Any ideas?

Answer:AspireXC-603G Ethernet Connection Issues

download the latest ethernet driver: install it and then try your connection, please try another cable too.

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I have been up for 14 hours working on this issue, and I am almost to the point of tears now.

I reset my Dell Inspiron 570 to Factory Settings, and the Ethernet controller needed a driver, so I installed the proper driver & chipset, and tried over, and over, and over. Nothing worked, the card is enabled in the Bios, I have tried over 10 different drivers, I have tried everything I can think of.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 570 - Ethernet Card Issues

Always include the version of Windows in your posts. 
Exactly what symptoms are you seeing?
Did you install the chipset driver(s) before you installed the network driver? Unless the chipset is installed first, other drivers may not install or may not work. And if you've installed 10 different drivers, you probably created a mess.
Did you check the Ethernet link status LEDs on rear of the PC?
Did you run the Windows Network setup utility to create the network after installing the drivers? Did you try rebooting the modem and/or router after installing the drivers on the PC?  
And just to be clear, you're using a wired connection to your modem or router, not a WiFi connection...?

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We have one user using a Latitude 7370 plugged into a docking station.  For the past week or two this user's laptop will (while connected to the docking station) will switch between wifi & ethernet changing icons searching for networks.  This laptop has Windows 7 Enterprise sp1 64 bit.
I installed the Intel 8260 dual band wifi drivers and I turned on Adapter switching.  It seems to work properly for a couple hours but then starts switching.  Yesterday I noticed in the networking properties there were 7 Lan connections "Lan Connection 1, Lan Connection 2-7" which I have to try and remove so there is just one wifi connection and one ethernet connection.  Is it an issue with the docking station?
One other question.  We have the power cord going from a power strip to the laptop.  There is a also a usb c connection going from the docking station to the laptop.  Is this connection providing power?

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- available from Realtek downloads:

Answer:Realtek issues Windows10 LAN/Ethernet driver..

Is there a problem, or are you just providing a link?

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Just reformatted my R51 with Windows XP again and I cannot get it to recognize the Ethernet Drivers. I got the 2 possible drivers from the IBM website and not one of them says it's correct. What am I doing wrong? The Network Card was working OK before formatting, as I was on the internet with it.  Thanks. 


Go to Solution.

Answer:Thinkpad R51 - 2887 with Ethernet Driver issues

Welcome to the forum! Downloading the drivers is just the first part of the process, after that you must go into C>Drivers>Win>Ethernet and run the setup file from there. Hope this helps.

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I have an Emachines W3644 that is out of warranty. I have chatted with several agents on their live chat thing. They have had me do a system restore, and also have had me download a folder with files in it named

The issue is that my network adapter will no longer work. I went to and downloaded and installed around 108 updates, then when I restarted my network adapter was connected, but wouldn't let me go to any webpages, so I rolled back the driver, which fixed the issue. Then I went back to and it said there were another 66 updates. So I too downloaded and installed those, then restarted. My network adapter again then decided not to work......

The 108 updates were just security ones and what not. I then restarted after those. Then when I went back there were 66 more, well I upgraded to SP3 and that's when things got messed up.
When I restarted my network adapter wasn't working so I though I could just roll it back.. I then got a window saying "Ethernet Network Controller- No driver files have been backed up for this device. If you are having problems with this device you should view the Troubleshooter information. Would you like to launch the troubleshooter?"

Then it gives me an option of Yes and No.

When I click Driver Details I get a window saying "No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device"

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Answer:Ethernet Network Controller having issues since upgrade to SP3

I would download/install the LAN driver.

FWIW: Unless you are on dialup, that Conexant driver is unnecessary, it's for a dialup modem.


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I had this same issue on the RC but am now getting it on the retail.

Windows 7 Pro x64

Asus P5N32-E SLI with nFocrce 680i chipset

On RC, if i installed the nForce driver package then my ethernet would randomly fallover under high network activity (only internet would fall, LAN would remain) To fix i would right click network icon in system tray and select troubleshoot problems, this would then fix it.

But it did it so often that i ended up removing the nforce drivers and letting windows 7 use its own driver, after which i never had a problem again.

Now i'm on retail im getting similar things although now its not happening with high network activity, it just happening randomly.

For retail i'm using the brand new nForce v15.51 drivers and its still randomly killing my network connection, but this time everything is falling over, LAN and net.

Is anyone else seeing this sort of behaviour when using the nvidia nForce driver package?

Its really irritating and i'm very suprised nVidia have still not fixed such a glaring bug.

Answer:nVidia nForce Ethernet driver issues

uninstalled the ethernet driver portion of the nForce driver install and once again my network card is back to normal with no problems.....

why can't nVidia sort their driver out for win7?

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As the title says. I just did the SR1 update and my Realtek PCIe controller is working again. Those of you with ethernet connectivity issues do the update reboot, reboot again and post your findings.

Answer:KB3081424 resolves ethernet connectivty issues

Looks like they updated lots, no problem here

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So, I recently moved abroad and am studying in a university residence in Europe, with internet only available through an ethernet cable. To have access at all it's first necessary to load a webpage in firefox and type in your username and password provided by the university; each time you close out of Firefox you have to reenter your login information. Unfortunately I'm not particularly knowledgeable as far as networking issues are concerned, but the university's residence service gave me a document that mentions configuring a proxy to connect to the internet, if that says anything...for reference, I'm using Windows 7.

My problem is that most other programs can't seem to connect to the internet - for example, Skype, Google chat (calls are always disrupted by a network error), Steam, and Microsoft Security Essentials can't update/I can't log in to my respective accounts from the program on my desktop, though oddly enough Windows Update does work. Similarly, streaming video within the browser loads but never actually begins, as when, for example, I attempt to stream a soccer match with a service similar to ESPN 360. Opera doesn't work either, as I get an error message from the university's IT service, though this isn't as much of a problem.

All of the programs above are allowed according to my firewall settings, so I really don't see what the problem would be. As far as I can tell they're not blocked by the u... Read more

Answer:Odd issues with ethernet cable/university internet

the university's residence service gave me a document that mentions configuring a proxy to connect to the internetClick to expand...

Mentions? You're supposed to use a particular proxy but you haven't configured it? You're not supposed to use one?

What firewall are you using?

You're trying to use these other programs while Firefox is open, right?

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I recently had an error which required me to reload windows 7 64 bit. After reload i am showing no internet connection via ethernet. When i go into device manager i am showing the Ethernet Controller showing no drivers installed. I am also showing USB Controller with the same issue. I tried to download the driver for winows 64 bit and run it (by transfering it over via HD) and it errored out and did not work. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Answer:Issues with connecting via ethernet after windows re-install

If you have a name brand computer (Dell, HP etc) on an internet computer go to the manufacturers support/download drivers site and type in your service tag # or make and model # and download the drivers for your computer (USB=Chipset, install this first) save it to a USB HDD or Flash Drive, transfer the downloaded file to the Desktop of the non working computer and run the install from the Desktop.

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IBM thinkpad T23 when i got it given to me it orignaly had windows 2000, now when it came to me i upgraded it to windows xp becuase the registry became corrupt and i had got annoyed, now i kept the 2000 files and installed xp home edition on a parralel instalation, aka installed it on same partition of windows 2000, i have no troubles with the operating system except that i cant use the ethernet, the actualy port is fine accoriding to the device manager however the intel pro/100 VE NETOWRK CONNECTION - PACKET SCHEDULER MINIPORT has an exclamation mark next to it and under properties it states that windows cannot load the drivers for it. also undre network connections there are no options only to create a network. i use a usb connection to my router at the moment however i miss using my ethernet cable for the speed and more freedom (i dont mind having a cable running around) i have downloaded the latest drivers from IBM for the T23 but still have the problem. if anyone knows how to fix this then pelase let me know. thank you very much,         from chris

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hi there I have a powerline adapter witch works with my laptop fine but when I put it into my desktop it will not connect at all nothing changes it?s asif I?ve not put it in at all. Thanks

Answer:Ethernet issues (Moved from Windows 8 forum)

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