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Sharing wireless over ethernet

Question: Sharing wireless over ethernet

Ok, here's the deal. I have my laptop getting wireless from a long distance (well, I will when I get my cantenna). My 360 is at my laptop and its too far for the 360 wireless adapter to reach. I want to have my laptop receive internet over wireless, and share it via switch or crossover cable with my 360. What do I need to set to make this work? Ive tried similar before and never got it to work.

Cliffnotes for the lazy
Have wifi inet on laptop and want to share over ethernet to other device

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Preferred Solution: Sharing wireless over ethernet

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Answer: Sharing wireless over ethernet

Do a bridge connection on your laptop -- You're going to bridge your wireless adapter and your ethernet adapter.

However -- Your ISP (in this case, Wireless providor) may not let you have more than one device on at the same time. Therefore in this case, I'd share the Wireless adapter using Windows ICS (Windows Internet Connection Sharing). Basically it will turn your laptop into a simple NAT enabled router.

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Ok, not sure if this is where this goes, but I'll try and see. I use Wi-Fi and a wireless router to connect my laptop to the internet. I really don't want to stretch my 50 foot ethernet cable across the house to the router, and I came upon a tutorial that showed me how to share my internet wireless connection with my 360 by plugging the 360 into my laptops ethernet port. Are there any downsides to having a 'shared' connection? I know when I connect to xbox live my connection will be split between my xbox and my laptop, but does having a shared connection bring up any issues when my xbox is off? I haven't noticed anything yet, but I only did it today. But I don't wanna have any surprises down the road, such as having to repair my connections ever other day. Thanks guys.

Answer:Sharing wireless connection with 360 through ethernet

I don't see the downside here, except having your laptop running while your gaming.

But why not get yours4elf a wireless adapter for your 360?


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I am trying to share the wireless signal i get on my desktop to my laptop via a ethernet cable. When i set the connection to be shared it tells me a LAN connection has the same IP as the new shared connection therefore cannot complete my request. I have manually changed both IP's on both my LANs on Desktop and Laptop. So im curious as to why it is telling me one of the LANS has this IP when it doesn't

Please help me, before my hair turns grey and i become withered =)

Thanks Marc

Answer:Sharing a Wireless Internet Connection Via Ethernet

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I will try and make this a simple as possible. I have 2 laptops. The first is running Windows 7 ultimate and the other, Ubuntu 12.04. They are connected via Ethernet through a Linksys BEFSR81 router. Both computers have static Ethernet addresses. I have a wireless router and both computers use their own wireless adapters for an internet connection. The wireless router (BEC 7800TN R2) is not physically connected to the eth router. The wireless adapters are set to use DHCP. IPv6 is disabled on the Ethernet adapters.

Here's my issue:

Streaming video or transferring files from the Win7 to my linux machine is very slow or fails unless i disable the wireless adapter on the Win7 laptop. However, if I change my wireless profile to public, which has sharing disabled, then no shares will show up in samba on the Linux 'puter, although I can ping the other computer by IP.

I have tried using lmhosts on both computers but to no avail. I can ping the Linux computer from my windows machine by IP, but if i try to ping from the NetBios name, it shows that its going through the router and will fail depending on whether the wireless profile is set to public or home.

How do I configure Windows so that the wireless is used for internet access only? Is this a router config issue? I'm racking my brain on this one.

EDIT: Even when file sharing/streaming is not working, Synergy still works fine and I can share the mouse/keyboard no problem.

Answer:Network and Sharing is using Wireless adapter instead of ethernet

Hello and welcome Banqu0 mate it might seem over simplistic but how about a USB to USB cable and cut out the wifi stuff when transferring that data?
Am no expert with this anyway but something I would try

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I am brand new to this website and just figured I would give it a shot.

I have a PC with both a Wirless PCI card, and an Ethernet PCI Card. I have windows XP Home Edition SP3. I am over at a friends house where she has a Netgear Wireless router, which broadcasts an encrypted wirless signal throughout the house. The code is 10 characters in length, and I can successfull connect to the internet on my PC.

I am trying however to run the windows networking wizard that allows "other computers to connect to the internet through this computer." Then I am taking an ethernet cable, plugging it into my XBox 360, and then into my computer and trying to get onto XBox Live.

Now in the past, this has ALWAYS worked, but the wireless signal I was using to supply the connection to the XBox with was always unsecured and did not need a password. Now that my XBox is on and connected to the PC, my taskbar shows that my wirless connection is just fine (Very Good Signal Strength) and the internet is up and running perfectly. However the Local Area Connection Logo on my taskbar shows "Limited or No Connectivity".

I have a hunch that this has something to do with the fact that the connection I am trying to share is encrypted, and is not letting the Ethernet card share fully because it is not somewhow hooked up to the same key code.

Is there something easy that I am missing? Going into properties on the Ethernet card and simply setting up correctly? Any help would be m... Read more

Answer:Solved: Sharing an Encrypted Wireless Signal to Ethernet

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I have been searching for an answer for this one but hit a brick wall with it so I hope you can help.

I have just moved to a new flat and my broadband connection won't be up for another 8 weeks. I have a desktop pc and a sony vaio notebook with a wlan adapter. I have spoken to my neighbour above and he has a wlan connection, he's been kind enough to give me the WEP key to access this until mine is installed.

I have tried this on the laptop, I can access it fine from a couple of the rooms. However my main pc is my desktop and this only has LAN cards I have attempted to share the WLAN connection with my desktop using ICS however the router is configured on and Windows needs this IP to enable shared internet on the notebook. I can't really ask my neighbour to change this just so I can share the connection to my desktop.

I have managed to create a lan connnection between the two machines so I can RDP into the notebook to browse the web.

I need to know if there is a way I can configure the network connetions within xp to allow the connection to be shared and if not, If there is some kind of proxy application that will allow me to share the connection with my desktop, I have had a look at winproxy but it's all a bit over my head.

I know it would be much simpler to buy a WLAN card for my desktop but this is only temporary so I don't really want to spend the money on something I will never use again.

Can anyone help with this.

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Answer:Solved: Sharing laptop wireless connection with desktop via ethernet.

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We have three 64 bit Window 7 machines on an Ethernet wireless/wired router (ASUS WL-520GC). Worked great? one of the three computers hosts a USB printer and shares with no problems (via a HomeGroup).

We had a broadband power line modem on the same Ethernet network connection and all three computers had sharing of the WAN internet? then we lost our internet connection capability when our supplier went bust!

We are now using a Verizon Wireless USB 720 broadband modem on the same computer that hosts the printer. That computer has internet connection and works fine. We cannot get the remaining two computers to see the internet.

Bridging the Verizon USB ?Home? network and the Ethernet ?Public? network doesn?t seem to work because we can?t set the local area network to ?Home.?

Any suggestions?

Answer:Internet sharing a Verizon Wireless USB modem and an Ethernet network

If I was going to use a Verizon USB modem on a network, I would use a router that you plug the modem into. Check out or do a Google search. I remember seeing routers for USB modems (cell service) for as low as $35, but most users recommend Cradlepoint routers.

If you are still on the Verizon 30 trial, you should check out, Millenicom has no contract and much higher usage caps, even unlimited using Verizon and Sprint service.

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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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I have a Belkin F5D7632-4 Modem with wireless G router which I am able to access the internet with my laptop absolutely fine.

But I would like to know how to share my printer on my desktop PC and files with my laptop using the router.

I am a beginner at routers and wireless networks and I had a bit of a game at setting it up a few months ago. It would be nice to share the printer between my desktop and laptop as well as other files.

Can anyone help me?


Answer:Solved: File Sharing/Printer sharing - wireless help

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Quick question. Im new to here but looks like alot of intellegent people are on here.

I have a pc in my bedroom that receives internet via wireless adapter from the house next to me. my qustion is:

I want to connect 2 other pc to the one receiving the internet via the wireless adapter. I know i can connect 1 pc via ethernet cable, I have done that already. but how do i get it to the 3rd pc. can I use a ethernet hub?

connect a short ethernet cable to the main pc with internet and connect the cable to the input on a hub, then run 2 cables out of the ports on the hub to the 2 other pc?

Hope this makes since to anyone.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Sharing ethernet - Do I need a ethernet hub?

ok, first off, on most tech support forums "borrowing internet" from your neighbour is
frowned upon

As for your question, if you are connecting two more pcs, they BOTH would need wireless adaptors of their own to receive a quality signal.

(your neighbours signal could be very much degraded though)

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so I have a computer with 1 ethernet port. It is currently connected to the internet through a wireless G usb adapter. is there any way to connect another computer to this computers ethernet port and share the connection? if so how? I dont have any ethernet crossover cables, just regular ones.

Answer:sharing through ethernet?

It can be done with ease. I wouldn't worry about the cable, any normal one should work. I've hooked computers up like that many times, from 7 year old computers to brand new, they work. I don't want to have to repeat myself, so I'll refer you to a previous post in where I explained how to do it.

Any other questions, feel free to post!

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Ok... I have a laptop whose ethernet card got fried about 10 minutes ago... and it sortof sucks not to be able to connect to the internet with it... So can I use an ethernet cable, plug it into the back of my desktop, and plug the other end into my laptop and have them share the same network connection?(the desktop is wireless, [linksys WMP54G W/ Speedbooster] and the laptop is a Dell Latitude CPt)Thanks in advance,Sim

Answer:Ethernet sharing...?

Quote from: liambiscuit on September 06, 2008, 04:52:01 PMOk... I have a laptop whose ethernet card got fried about 10 minutes ago.. plug the other end into my laptopWhere are you going to plug into the laptop?No wireless on the laptop?

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I have a windows 7 machine and a XP netbook, the netbook connects through wireless and I can't figure out how to share the internet connection with my W7 PC through ethernet. Connecting my W7 directly to the router isn't an option.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Internet Sharing via ethernet, XP and 7

Hello Randomuser, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I suppose that you could get a wireless USB key to use with your Windows 7 machine to connect wirelessly to your router to use the internet.

Out of curiosity, what is preventing you from connecting directly to your router? Most have at least 4 output connections.

Hope this helps,

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Hi, I'm having problems with trying to share my Wi-Fi connection to another device via Ethernet. When I plug the cord in it says, "Unidentifiable network" and "no access type" If I run the troubleshooter, it says, "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" but only for the Ethernet connection. Can anyone help?

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hi all,is it possible to share files through and ethernet cable,machines are both windows XPHE,i have both types of ethernet cable that are long enough,they both have ethernet can i configure/setup?.thanks alot all.ben

Answer:file sharing through ethernet XP - XP

BIG Ben strikes 10 againHave a look here

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hello, my motherboard has 2 ethernet ports, one goes to my main router, the other is empty

i want to hook up another wifi router to my pc to create another wifi access point.

i was able to bridge both ethernet ports and get my host computer to obtain the static ip settings i need, but how do i setup the other part (the router)

my computer currently has
ip -
sub -
gate - (dd-wrt)

i would like the router hooked to my pc to be and dhcp from there
any help is greatly appropriated
thank you

Answer:ethernet sharing bridge


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I work in a small office that is currently contracting outside help for a large project. This presents the problem of more computers, same amount of resources. The problem is that I and a coworker work at adjacent desks and there is only one Ethernet jack available for both of us. We both need to use the internet simultaneously but as it is we have to keep switching the cables and it is incredibly frustrating! Both of our computers are desktops without wireless capabilities, running on Windows Vista.

I've been reading online, and I know that a splitter will be of no help. Would a hub be sufficient or do we need a router? Is there another solution to this problem?


Answer:Sharing an ethernet jack

You should be able to use a network switch or router,
But you must make sure DHCP is diabled as it will
interfere with the main router.

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Hi, I'm having problems with trying to share my Wi-Fi connection to another device via Ethernet. When I plug the cord in it says, "Unidentifiable network" and "no access type" If I run the troubleshooter, it says, "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer" but only for the Ethernet connection. Can anyone help?

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Hey guys,

I have an Ethernet cable running from my pc to my router, I have an xbox now so I ordered another cable for that.

It still hasn't arrived so I was wandering if it is possible to have my pc connected to my router and my xbox connected to my pc.

I am using the Netgear DG834G (v3)

What I have tried.

I have tried plugging my router ethernet cable into Local Area Connection 1, plugged my Xbox into Local Area Connection 2 and set 2 to share my internet connection.

I then got a message saying:

Windows has detected an IP address conflict
Another computer on this network has the same IP address as this computer. Contact your network administrator for help resolving this issue. More details are available in the Windows System event log.


Answer:Solved: Sharing internet via ethernet?

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I need to establish a home network with a shared internet connection with 2 pc's using Win 2000 Pro by ethernet.If it was ME or XP I could do it but the process isn't quite the same and I'm stuck.Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Internet connection sharing via ethernet

Well you can use Microsofts ICS

Or you can use some of other software alternatives that many of use have suggested over the years.

AnalogX Proxy server.
Free Prox Plus

Read my comments in this thread..

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I have dual ethernet ports (mobo = ASUS A8N-SLI Delux -939). I also have 2 ISPs, one in each ethernet port. Can I combine these two connections and increase my speed?

Answer:Dual Ethernet Connection Sharing

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Yes this may be possible, but this is in a grey area for me. I will send you to the appropriate forum. I think the Networking Forum may be better suited for this question.

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Hi there! My problem;

1) I now have a cable hookup with 2 units which works fine - internet sharing and printer sharing.

2) I am changing to a 56K dial-up because my wife needs a
public IP address for her business use, my cable hookup uses
1 private IP address.

3) We can both log-on using 1 or 2 dial-up numbers, but from 2 different home phone lines - if we so desire.

4) My question: How do I set up my one printer to use my 2
computers, both have 1 NIC card and I have a Ethernet Cat5
cabling from unit #1 location to unit #2 location.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Printer sharing over Ethernet cable

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Hi all,
I've got two computers in my room: a Toshiba laptop and a desktop computer (both running W7) I built a few months ago. The laptop gets great wifi reception, 4/5 bars, while the desktop struggles to get one bar. I want to connect the laptop to the PC via ethernet and use the laptop's internet connection. I'm having troubles doing this.

Here's what I've done thus far:Disabled the desktop's wifi.
Enabled "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" on the laptop's ethernet card.
Plugged in the cable.

This is where I hit the brick wall. On both computers, it comes up as "unidentified network". I try creating a homegroup on the desktop, but I encounter an error "Windows could not set the network settings" and "You can try to change this setting later in the Network and Sharing Center." I look in the Network and Sharing Center, and it says "Homegroup: Joined" as if no error occurred at all. So I try to join the homegroup on the laptop. It says "Larry from LARRY-PC has created a homegroup" so it recognises it, but then it says "Windows could not setup a homegroup on this computer" when I try to put in the password.

I start the HomeGroup Troubleshooter, and it troubleshoots network problems. After that, it says "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration: Fixed" So then I try joining it again, and get the same issue. I go through the ... Read more

Answer:Sharing wifi internet via ethernet

Enabled "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" on the laptop's ethernet card.

No, it is the Laptop's wireless connection that you're sharing (the Laptop's actual connection to the internet). When you do this, Windows will give the Laptop's Local Area Connection the IP address and the "Client" PC gets its IP address automatically by DHCP from the Laptop.

Because "Internet Connection Sharing" uses the Subnet (the Host PC has the address and allocates addresses to Client computers in the range to, your router needs to be operating in a different Subnet to avoid an IP addressing conflict. If the third 'octet' (number) of your router's own IP address is "0", change it to 1 or 2 etc.

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Hello, everyone.

I have a really quick question here, but I will first give the situation and setup.

At my church we have a little lab which contains a few computers. The pastor wants to have two computers share a printer (a Canon ImageCLASS D320). The two computers which would share the printer are both running Windows XP Home Edition; neither of these computers are connected to the Internet. There is no router at the church, and the pastor does not wish to purchase one if it does not have to be purchased. One of the computers is connected directly to the printer via a USB port.

My question is this: Is it possible to share the printer from the computer that is directly connected to it with the other computer through an Ethernet cable (i.e. connected between both computers)? If so, how would this be accomplished?

Thank you very much for any help that can be provided.

Please take care.

Answer:Printer Sharing Over Ethernet (Two Computers)

As far as I am aware, you need to set up a network which can be done through the settings in windows XP. Then both computers have to have "file and printer sharing" turned on. I have always used a USB hub/network switch to set up a network:

The computer connected to the printer is connected to the network switch via an ethernet cable. The second computer is connected to the network switch via an ethernet cable but at a different port. If you go into network settings and set up a "small home or office network" making sure it is called "WORKGROUP" (case sensitive) on each computer, turn on file and printer sharing for both, I'd imagine you'd be on the right track.

Hopefully this helps. I'm not sure if connecting the second computer to the network port of the first will work, it may, but the network still will need to be set up.

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I have an Xp desktop and and a win 98 laptop
Xp machine has an ethernet card
Win 98 machine does not have Ethernet card

I have connected both thru a USB - Ethernet adapter ..
Xp is conencted to Ethernet port and thru the adapter i have connected to usb port of win 98 machine ..

I am unable to set up a connection ..
Network adapter in Xp machine says disconnected ..
usb -ethernet adapter is identified in 98 machine and insstalled drivers ..
Unable to browse from 98 machine or see a connection ..
what shld i do??
In xp i have setup a home network ...
in 98 machine for the usb adapter i have set the ip address as automatic ...

Answer:usb to ethernet cable internet sharing

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I have a 1mbps broadband connection without router in PC-1(direct ethernet cable of Act fibernet Broadband in India). So I shared it through another ethernet card from PC-1 to my friend's computer PC-2, and it works good. But it sharing all broadband speed to PC-2. I am getting very slow speed when he is downloading or watching youtube.

So I want to share only half of the broadband speed (512kbps), but how ?
Is there any free software to do that ? (without adwares and ads)

Answer:Limit the Net sharing through Ethernet without router

See if your NIC @ ethernet-2 has the option to enable QoS. This would allow you to cap the bandwidth on the link for specific protocols like streaming

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i was told i can connect my internet video phone to my laptop with just an ethernet cable, no router needed. my friend is doing this with xp and i'm using vista can can i do this with vista.

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My daughter just went to school and in her dorm they only provided 3 places to connect to the internet using ethernet.

there is only one place to connect to in the area where she and her roomate sleep and they want to be able to both get online.

there is wi-fi available but it is not dependable.

so the question is to go with a router, a switch, or a hub? What would be the most dependable and easiest for her to configure.

I was thinking a router and disable the wireless and just hardwire as they have enough cable. That way in the future it could be of some use probably.

My wifes tech guys at the school district she works at said to get a switch.

I am gonna try to see what is the difference but am interested in any opinions here.


Answer:need advice on sharing ethernet connection

You could always buy a router but connect the port from the wall to the LAN section on the router and make sure all the other stuff is disabled (like johnwill always posts) this effectivly make you both right!

Or you can get a switch.

I wouldn't setup the router with the second nat though... not as a true router. unless you have a burning desire to make things more complicated.

Hubs really are old technology and you don't want to get into using them over a switch in most instances as they perform the same function just switches are more efficient.

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Ok, so I am a student at the Univ. of Pittsburgh and attempting to connect my 360 to the network to play online/stream NetFlix. The Univ. posted this PDF detailing how to connect a console to the network. I picked up a Belkin USB->Ethernet adapter from campus IT the other day and began to follow the guide... (The network is funky, you can't directly connect a router/console via ethernet. It must first be run through a computer to have the proper credentials, then be shared from there.)

[Tangent] While enabling Internet Connection Sharing from my local connection, it kept getting an error stating "An error occurred while Internet Connection Sharing was being enabled. The dependency service or group failed to start. I checked it's dependencies, Remote Access Auto Connection Manager and Remote Access Connection Manager were set to "Automatic" but both bounced back with "Windows could not start the RA(A)CM service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start."

From here, I checked each of their dependencies, RAACM relies on RACM, which relies on SSTP Service, which wouldn't start, causing the whole tree to not start. I kept working down the ladder from here, except that SSTP has NO dependencies, yet it won't start.

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Answer:Sharing internet via USB->Ethernet adapter

Bump. Still need some help here. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers for the adapter and in Network Connections it's still listed as No Network Access and Unidentified Network.

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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 everyone,
I have two NIC connected to my PC, one is fast Ethernet and the other one is gigabit, i want to use the gigabit for external network (internet connection) and the other one for sharing of internet to my laptop.
Or i can't use internet without entering DNS server's IP and default getway.

when i open properties of adapters the fast Ethernet has the sharing tab but the gigabit don't have the sharing tab.
please help me what to do.

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I want to connect my laptop to desktop to share internet. I want to share my laptops usb modem internet connection with my desktop using lan
I had gone in the properties of my usb internet connection and then selected to share it with lan under share tab. but on lan adapter of both the computer it says unidentified network
can somebody please tell me the steps to share my usb modem connection with the lan.
I am having crossover cable to connect pc to pc
both are running windows 7 ultimate 32bit.
Somebody please help..

Answer:Connecting pc to laptop for internet sharing using ethernet

Try changing the cable. You shouldn't be using a Cross Over Cable.

You will want a normal CAT5 network cable.

Corss over cables are more known for use with configeration of devices.

You may well need to share the connection of your Local Area Connection on the Laptop. As thats what the computer is connecting to physically. Then see if it will pass through. Im not positive on this though. Maybe someone else can help.

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i have a router/ modem that has been able to share my internet connection between 4 computers. but i want to increase this number so i got an Netcomm np2005 switch. but now the networks dont seem to interact and the internet does not work on the computers connected to the switch. is it possible to do this or do i need something else to extend my internet sharing>?

Answer:Router And Ethernet Switch Internet SHaring

ok then yea i seem to meet all the requirements except it cannot detect an ip address on the pcs connected through the switch. and the net still doesnt work when i configure the ip manually? does anyone know what i could do?

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Let me first start off by saying, My overall goal is to share my 3g connection with a LAN Card. Sounds simple right? not in my setup...
Let me explain, I have a 3g modem that is plugged into a rack mount server. That server has 2 Ethernet cards in it (1 built in, the other pci). I also have a Cisco Dual Wan Router. The first ethernet card in it going to one of the WAN ports of the router, and the 2nd is connected to a LAN port of the router. That is the hardware setup. Now, I need help with the software portion of my setup...
I want to forward everything from my 3g connection to the first ethernet card (the one plugged into the WAN Port) while being totally separate/isolated from everything else, including the 2nd Ethernet card on the LAN side. Why? So that I can use 3g with my dual wan router as a backup, and still be able to use the server normally with the other computers running on my network. In other words I need to be able to access Network Shares, NAS, UPNP shares, etc. all on the rack mount server. I have tried Internet connection sharing and that causes some looping issues. I also found out that the Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Driver should work, but all I could find is how to use it to share WiFi and not Ethernet. I have also tried Nat32, and I couldn't quite figure it out. So, is there some sort of software router that I can use to share 3g and ethernet that is isolated from my other ethernet card? I also don't mind paying for a program as long as ... Read more

Answer:3G sharing with ethernet and some type of virtual router

Allright, so after a while of trying to figure out my original plan, I am giving up on it and getting a 3g Router. I just ordered the Teltonika RUT-105 from here and I will post results back on how it works after I receive it.

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Hi all, what i am trying is to share my laptop's internet (i.e. USB Modem) through the ethernet port of my laptop to a wifi router, so i can use the internet on my other devices over Wifi.
i tried ICS nd selected Ethernet i.e. to share my internet with ethernet. Connected the router with LAN cable to Laptop's ethernet port. Setup Wifi on router sucessful. Connected my mobile phone on that wifi network and able to access my shared files (Homegroup) but no internet access.
What are the possible reasons for Wifi network not getting internet? IP configuration i suspect.
here are some screenshots of my network adapters:

Answer:sharing laptop's USB internet via ethernet to a Router

From your 3rd attachment it appears that you have not enabled ICS on the connection with internet access and that you have connected to, or configured, the router incorrectly.

You could connect to the router's WAN port. However, it's probably better to connect to a LAN port (as you have), but at a minimum the Dhcp server needs to be disabled. Here is the complete recipe ...

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channel... Read more

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Hi everyone,
I have two NIC connected to my PC, one is fast Ethernet and the other one is gigabit, i want to use the gigabit for external network (internet connection) and the other one for sharing of internet to my laptop.

when i open properties of adapters the fast Ethernet has the sharing tab but the gigabit don't have the sharing tab.
please help me what to do.

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My ISP provides service only via 802.11. I use laptop A most of the time. The captive portal for the service provider only allows one login per account at a time. The policy is intended to prevent multiple people sharing one account. It's just me, I'm the only user, but very occasionally I'd like to have a 2nd laptop access the internet simultaneously. No abuse, just the simple convenience of not having to logout from A if I need to use B for 30 seconds.
What I want to set up seems simple and it probably is:

WiFi Internet <---> Laptop A <---> ethernet cable <---> Laptop B

such that Laptop B can share A's active WiFi connection without having to request its own unique address from the ISP.
At present, Laptop A has its network interfaces set up so:
- WiFi is connected, active, functional. Selected the "Yes turn on sharing and connect to devices" in sidebar.
- Under the wired network properties IP Version 4, I manually set addresses to be

Laptop B has only a wired network, set to

A & B can connect directly to each other, share folders, etc.

What do I need to do in order to get laptop B to transparently use A's WiFi connection? My guess is that A needs to be set up to do some routing between the internet side and the 192.168.10 subnet, and B needs to be set up to look to A as its "ISP" ... but I don't ... Read more

Answer:Sharing a WiFi connection to another computer via ethernet

What you want is to be able to create an ad hoc connection wirelessly. You may want to look into this post and see if this solves your problem however please note that it may not work due to your ethernet connection in between though I am not entirely sure since I have not tried this...

How To Create Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection In Windows 8

You will need a crossover cat5e or cat6 ethernet cable if you are connecting two computers together

Hope This Helps,

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When building my Hifi mancave, I was smart enough to wire it for Cat6, etc, but not smart enough to put a few lines of cat 6 into my HTPC jack. So I only have 1 cat6 line into my computer area. My new receiver (Onkyo TX-NR809) has a ethernet port in it, which enables internet radio, media sharing, playing, firmware updating, etc. Being a techy guy I got another netcard and put it in my computer and I want to share internet to the receiver via LAN2.

I've been scouring the internet trying to figure out how to do this with Windows 7x64 to whatever system (probably linux based?). I've seen how to do it with Win7&XP, XP&XP, Win7&7 linux & Windows, and they all use some sort of "brige internet connection" or something like that, which doesn't apply to my situation. Will someone just tell me what IP stuffs to use for the following:

Lan1 (Comes from router & modem) It's set for DHCP now, but I can do manual:

Lan2 (Crossover/patch cable to Receiver)




here is my setup:

Internet sharing is setup for LAN2:

Answer:How to set up a dual Ethernet card internet sharing with HT receiver

Is there any reason why you don't just use a cheap 5 port switch, put all devices on the same subnet (done automatically with DHCP), and share that way?

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Here is my setup: I have two computers - one running WinXP Home, the other running WinXP Prof - that I have hooked up in a home network. The computers are hooked to a LinkSys switch with regular ethernet patch cables. The WinXP Prof has a NVIDIA nForce MCP network card, the WinXP Home computer has a Intel Pro/100 VE network card. The WinXP Prof computer is also hooked up to the Internet through a modem. Since I want to share the Internet connection, in the Network Setup Wizard, I designate the WinXP Prof computer as the computer providing the connection that the computer with WinXP Home will also use. This works fine and I can use the internet from both computers. I can also play LAN games on the two computers fine.

However, when trying to access either one of the computers (from the other) from My Network Places and share files and other resources my network does not work. From the WinXP Prof comp I can open the workgroup and see the computers in it, but can't access the WinXP Home computer. The WinXP Home computer sees the workgroup but can not open it. I would welcome any ideas as to the nature of my problem.


Answer:Home ethernet network problem with file sharing

When I get issues like that, the most common cause turns out to be the firewall(s) on either machine.

as a quick test, disconnect from the web, and disable both the windows firewall, and any software firewall you may have ON BOTH MACHINES, and try again.

If you are then able to accss each computer from the other then you've found the problem. If this doesn't work, it's something else. (do you have client for MS networks installed and file and printer sharing?)

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I have two PCs, both with working connections via a dumb 100Mb switch to the house broadband router over Cat5. I'd like to set up an additional fixed Gigabit Ethernet link between these two machines to file-share between them. The plan is to use one machine as a backup system and storage device for the other at gigabit speeds. I can already fileshare OK through the switch using the existing 10/100 Ethernet adaptors in each machine but I'm limited in speed because of the hardware.

I've already fitted a Gigabit PCI adaptor (RTL 8169-based) in each machine in addition to the regular 10/100 adaptor, and configured them up with drivers, fixed IP addresses (on a separate IP range (10.0.0.x) to the primary adaptors (192.168.0.x)) etc.. I can ping the PCs OK in both directions after connecting them directly by a Cat6 cable, and this installation has had no effect on the existing workgroup setup, file and printer shares and the ability to access the internet from either machine.

How can I set up file shares and drive mappings to use this link rather than the slower 100Mb link, but without breaking existing file and printer shares and the existing ability to access the internet from either machine via the house router?

Machine 1 ipconfig:
Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask .... Read more

Answer:Windows file sharing over dedicated Ethernet link

Configure the Default Gateway and DNS addresses as blank on the secondary connection.

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I am new here. I am faced with a networking problem. I have 2 wireless network routers, Asus RT-n13U with an inbuilt USB port. and a dlink Dir-601. I have 2 computers and a laptop all running windows 7. My printer is Brother 4040 CDN which has ethernet pot attached.
Currently I am sharing my printer through Asus router connected on USB port. The problem with this setup is that in case the file to be printed is large(I frequently print large PDF files), the printer halts after a few pages. I then have to reset the router and reattach the printer to get the printer going. Also the main computer where the printer and the router are attached, recongnizes the printer as USB but does not print.
I tried setting up the printer on ethernet port but failed. Asus gives the IP address range from to The printer has an inbuilt IP address in the range 162.***.***.***.
My problem,
a. Out of the 2 routers, which is better for this network.
b. Is it possible to setup my printer on the ethernet port so I can share my hard drive through the USB port. If yes, how?

Please advice,
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Sharing printer on Windows network through ethernet port

Plug the printer in the router via the ethernet and run the install software. It will set the printer up for you.
Check the printer is set for DHCP not manual network settings.

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I have a home network connecting my various PCs with gigabit ethernet through a HP ProCurve 1800-24. I have a server running Windows XP x64 SP2 in the basement. It has a RAID-5 array in it capable of >300MB/sec reads and writes. The other computers run Windows XP x86 SP2 or SP3.

I get ~45MB/sec max through my network to any of my computers with Windows file sharing. My buddy tells me this is typical for gigabit and Windows file sharing and that I need to use FTP or another protocol to get closer to the mythical 1000Mbit/sec number.

I did some testing with Iperf and found that without running parallel tests that the BW maxed out about 350-400Mbit/sec which is ~45MB/sec. Running parallel tests of 5 or greater I can get >900Mbit/sec each way.

What can I do to improve my file transfer performance? I see there are articles on TCP tuning XP, but there's doesn't seem to be any suggestions on what parameters to change and to what.

Answer:Speeding up Windows file sharing w/ gigabit ethernet?

What network cards are you using?

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Because of the way my house is set up i have to have an Ethernet switch by my cable modem and then my wireless router is run off of that via a 50 foot ethernet cable. My printer is plugged into the ethernet switch along with my desktop (these are in the basement the router is in the center of the house). My desktop has no problem using the network to print but my laptop will not recognize the printer because it cant find the ip address through the switch. Is there a way to set this up or is my setup not going to work?

Answer:Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router


How is your network setup, Homegroup or Workgroup networking? If you have assigned a static IP to the printer you may manually assigned this IP address when adding the printer from your laptop.
This Tutorial has different options on adding a network printer from your computer.

Please let us know if it works or not.

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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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I have a Sierra Wireless Internet Card (USB) that is connected to my desktop computer. I also have a wireless network setup, and working, in my home with a Linksys WRT54G Router. The network works perfectly with respect to connecting my computers (Dell Desktop - wired & Mac Laptop - wireless) and sharing files. The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as shared but for some reason the Mac Laptop cannot access the internet connection through the wireless router.

I had previously set the network up with a DSL modem that was plugged directly into the router but I cannot do that this time as the AirCard is USB only. I also, eons ago, had the same type of network setup with dialup to the desktop computer and was able to share that. I've set it up exactly the same but no luck.

Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks!

Answer:Problems sharing AT&T Wireless Internet over Linksys Wireless Router

The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as sharedClick to expand...

oops; whenever you have a router, you do not SHARE the internet connection;
each computer is configured as a DIRECT CONNECTION.

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Help.Have a new broadband connection with a bt voyager wireless modem/router. I am struggling to set up my desktop and laptop. I have the desktop connected to the modem and surfing the internet fine. What I want now is to set up the laptop so I can carry on sharing files (via briefcases) as I did when just the 2 computers were involved in the wireless network and so I can surf the net from the laptop if i want. The pc has a USB belkin network adapter, the laptop a belkin wireless card. Both run win xp pro.Have struggled all day as the laptop is searching for my old network and the desktop has connected to the 'btvoyager' for broadband. I have tried the home networking wizard and it messes everything up! I know when i set up my home wireless network I had to manually configure the ip address for the 2 computers to get them running and sharing a dial up connection through the pc. Any ideas?

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Current Setup:
Asrock Extreme 4 Z77 mobo with built-in Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet.  Windows 8 Pro. Intel i5-3570k (using onboard Intel 4000 HD Graphics).  RAID0- 2 OCZ Vertex 4's.  
I will refer to this setup as my tower.
The Ethernet port works fine by itself.  When I use wired tethering with my Android phone (Droid 4 running on 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich), it works fine when nothing is connected into the Ethernet port in the mobo.  
The issue arises when I try to connect both simultaneously.  The network configuration window in windows basically freezes and I cannot really navigate it without a ~60 second delay at best.  
I would like to be able to accept the internet from my Android via a USB tether and either bridge the connection or use the internet connection sharing service to route traffic through the unused Ethernet port on the mobo (either to another computer/xbox
or more desirably a switch/router to spread to the entire home network).  I have extensively researched the issue of Windows 8 become slow and unresponsive when I attempt to do this and I have not found anyone with the exact problem.  I am able to
do both the MAC bridge miniport (bridge 2 connections) and Internet Connection Sharing though a Windows Vista (home premium) Laptop I have. The difference between the laptop and the tower I am try to do this on is the laptop has a WIFI and Ethernet connection
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Answer:Network Configuration Window Freezes When USB NDIS Internet Connection Sharing and Ethernet Port Are Used Simultaneously

In fact, the hang issue is very hard to troubleshoot. To narrow down the issue, You could try to stop two services for a test. One is Network Location Awareness, the other one is Network List. This will tell us whether you have drive compatibility issue
with the two service. This is just my assumption. Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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i have 2 window 7 computers and i wish to share the internet with my other one via an Ethernet wire, ive searched the web and ive found nothing!
ive tryed to get the sharing tab in my local networks properties, but its not nere!

see the attachment to get a better idea

i would be really greatful if some one could help me fix the proplem

Answer:Peer-peer ethernet wire sharing internet wont work

Check the IPV4 box...

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

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

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Su... Read more

Answer:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Hi all,My ethernet connection keeps being dissabled and I don`t know why, is having the ethernet cable really necessary or is the Wireless Router alright without it.My signal strength is excelent, is there any reason why I can`t leave that cable dissabled.I`m running Vista P/Win 7 dual boot.Many ThanksRussell

Answer:Ethernet Cable with Wireless

Wired or wireless,its up to you.

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(Before i start, i have checked multiple threads on this site about my problem but none atm have seemed to work, im sorry if this topic arrises constantly but i have done a search but my problem still presists.)


My problem has been going on roughly since i aquired the laptop but im sure that it isn't a hardware fault as it is both the ethernet and wireless adapter having problems.

My ethernet will disconnect usually once or twice a day usually an hour after the laptop has been turned on. After that it won't disconnect again.
The wireless internet will disconnect more often and it is random as to when it will happen.

The disconnection happens like this,
Unable to browse the web using any internet browser like firefox or internet explorer
Any online game i play kicks me from the server to a login screen (if the game has one)
However, the laptop still shows a stable connection to the ethernet/wireless. It will show the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark for a second then show a stabe connection.

Laptop Specs;

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Athlon II Dual-core M320 2.1 GHz
Wireless Adapter - Atheros AR9285
Ethernet Adapter - Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

So far i have tried;

Updating all devices,
Uninstalled the devices and re-installed,
Unistalled Anti-virus software,
Disabled Firewalls,
Changing Channels on the router,
Update Router firmware,
Reseting the router.

Thanks for taking your time to read the above and thanks for any help that you can ... Read more

Answer:Ethernet/Wireless Disconnecting.

This is the listing of errors in your event log (from DDS that I asked you to run)

04/08/2010 13:03:31, Error: Service Control Manager [7031] - The Apple Mobile Device service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
04/08/2010 12:52:38, Error: Service Control Manager [7026] - The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen
04/08/2010 12:52:25, Error: atikmdag [52236] - CPLIB :: General - Invalid Parameter
04/08/2010 12:52:17, Error: Application Popup [1060] - \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.
04/08/2010 11:58:33, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005] - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-5050... Read more

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i have had a bad relationship with at&t i'm getting really tired of it so i had the idea of getting verison, unforunetly they don't offer any service where i live, i saw an ad for verison broadband network, that comes with a netbook. i had the idea of getting that deal, and pay $30 a month rather than $100 for this crappy At&t connection. i though that i could could uplink/bridge the broadband and ethernet internet into our houses Ethernet/wireless router. i have been working on it with my computer, this is my set up. i have my wireless pc connected to the router. i have an ethernet port on the back, witch i have connected to another wireless wrouter, were a laptop then connects to that router, i know that sometimes the router won't uplink the signal, i have a fios router that has a WLAN connection aside from the Coaxe connection. both should allow incomming connections. so give me some guidence, i'll take anything. thanks for all your help, thank you.


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

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

my computer is HP DX2300

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


Answer:can Wireless lan and ethernet Lan co exist?

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

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Hi all
Im not compleatly computer illeterate but basically if something goes wrong im buggered!

latest problem is that I was connect to orange broadband (live box) with numerous problems, the main one being that i could only connect using ethernet(?) after numerous phone calls they sent me to or something to that effect and had me change a few things around and hey presto it worked.

problem is I then moved and am now trying to connect to my very unhelpful flatmates O2 wireless box ii. and am back to only being able to use a cable to connect. I tried the previous address that orange gave me but im guessing it only works for them as it wont even display the page now.

i'm pretty sure the problem isnt the O2 box as my flatmate and friends have no problems connecting and i cannot connect to any wireless networks (macdonalds WiFi included lol)

so where do i go from here?

Answer:Solved: can use ethernet but not wireless!

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

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

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

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

Answer:Can't connect to wireless or ethernet

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I have just upgraded my Internet Connection to a 20Mb/s one. BT told me that my line should support between 7Mb/s and 11Mb/s but I am only managing 3.45Mb/s.
Currently, my PC has no Wireless Card, so it is connected to the "Home Hub" by a CAT5 Cable. The Home Hub is connected to an Extension Telephone Socket, about 20' from the Main Socket.
My Question: Would I be better off to stick a Wireless Card, or Dongle, into the PC and connect the Home Hub to the main Telephone Socket?
My Lappy has a neat little Wireless Dongle which works well through two walls. If I were to add a Powered USB Hub, to the PC, and plug the Dongle into that. Would it be OK.

Answer:Wireless or Ethernet Connection

The first thing I would suggest is that you connect the Home Hub directly to your main telephone socket with a filter. Extension Telephone Sockets are notorious for slowing down the connection.
You could get a wireless card or dongle for your desktop PC but it would perform better via an ethernet connection directly to your router. If you want to position your desktop quite a way away from the router you can buy a longer ethernet cable.

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My old Westell DSL modem died, and Verizon sent me an Actiontec model GT704WG. I have two desktops, both connected to the modem by ethernet cable, and a laptop, which uses the wireless capability of the modem. This worked fine with the old modem (until it died). I connected the cables to the new modem exactly as they were connected to the old modem. I'm now browsing happily on the laptop (i.e., wirelessly), but the desktops cannot connect to the Internet. Strangely, when I go to on one of the desktops, I get the setup page for the old modem rather than for the new one, even though the old modem is now sitting in a box. The status of the lights on the modem is as follows:

power - green
DSL - green
Internet - green
ethernet - not lit (all four of them)
USB - not lit
wireless - green

All computers are running Windows XP, SP-2.

How could wireless be working, but not ethernet? Usually it's the other way around!

Do I, perhaps, have to connect the modem to one of the desktops by USB cable? My understanding is that it's not necessary. If it is, do I need a driver from Verizon? They did not send a CD with the new modem. Is the driver available on the Internet somewhere?

Thank you!!

Answer:Solved: wireless OK, but no ethernet

ethernet - not lit (all four of them)Click to expand...

I take that to mean the ethernet ports are bad (have you tried them all?) or the cables are bad.

This may be the correct user manual:

Try the USB port unless your computers are:

"Note: USB LAN port is not supported with Microsoft Windows
NT 4.0, Windows Vista 64-bit, or Mac OS."

That unit is a modem/router combo. The USB port is not to the modem part; it is a special LAN port, so no driver or special software should be needed.

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Hey everyone,
I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop A305D-S6848
I previously had Vista on it and now I have installed XP SP2 on it...
Everything in the laptop seems pretty good...
I have installed mostly every drivers I had to install, but the wireless won't work and so doesn't the Ethernet port work...
when i connect the laptop to the router through the ethernet, it doesn't connect to the internet...
The local area connection thing is missing too in Network Connections...
Any help would really be appreciated...

Answer:Ethernet and wireless not working

and welcome to the Forum

You need to load the driversfor the LAN and wireless cards . .

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

Answer:New install no ethernet, but can get wireless

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

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

Let's also see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

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

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

Any thoughts?

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Hello I have been having a problem with my ethernet work but wireless not. It basically says acquiring IP address then says limited connectivity. Im using a Dell Vostro 1520 laptop and a dlink router. Thanks for your help.

Answer:Ethernet works but wireless does not

You have no conflicting wireless managers installed try using only the Windows built in tool
Remove any unneeded wireless networks from your system.
Remove and re add your network back in, ensure all settings are configured correctly. Connect firstly with the cable and note down everything exactly. i.e. SSID, Security type, encryption type, security key.
If it still dosent work look into updating or rolling back the drivers for your wireless card.

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