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Possbile share cable connection without a router

Question: Possbile share cable connection without a router

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

Any help would be greatly appericated.


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Answer: Possbile share cable connection without a router

Nope. Multiple pc's require a router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks (Sorry for the long explanation)

Answer:Share internet with cable modem and router?

rbarr110 said:

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

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

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

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

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

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

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

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

Answer:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

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

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.
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So I have this cisco router and I was wondering if I can share my cable internet connection between computers with it. Its a 2500 seris and has 2 serial ports and 1 ethernet console and AUX.

Someone suggested to me to buy a second one and link them with serial and have the internet going into the ethernet on one and through the serial to the second and the a link from the seconds' ethernet into a switch. Ideas?

Answer:Cisco router - share cable broardband?

you need one with 2 ethernet ports...or do what that person told you...

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Hi there!
I have two computers an imac and a pc which i am using my pc as a server. When I used router to connect both computers to the same interent, my friends couldn't log into my server. even though I disabled the routers firewall , misteriously it would comeback and still my friends could not connect to the server. When I knocked out the router and connected my pc (the server) to the modem, then everything seemed to be ok. the problem is now I can't go online using my imac. The error message is something about invalid IP configuration. Apprantly, there is only one ip address available when using modem directly. I don't know how to solve it. Can I use splitter before modem? in that case, I guess, I will need two modems, is that true? and I am not sure if cable company will register two modems!!

I am very new in this and am trying to learn so many things. I would really appreciate if you could kindly help me.

Answer:how can I share 1 interenet line (cox cable) to a pc and mac without using router?

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

Answer:How to share my cable connection by WiFi

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

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

Turn Windows 7 laptop into a wifi hotspot

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

Answer:share a cable broadband connection wirelessly

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

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

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

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


Answer:Share internet connection via cross over cable ?

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

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

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

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

Answer:Linux Networking to Share Cable Connection?

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

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

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

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


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

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

Things to keep in mind

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

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

Answer:Unable to share internet connection via ethernet cable

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

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Hello all,

Okay hear is the problem that I am faced with... I have a Virgin Mobile MC760 3G broadband device, I want to share that 3G internet connection with my D-Link DIR-615 router so that I can connect to the 3G over WiFi on my other devices.

The host computer that the 3G device would be plugged into is running Windows XP version 2002 Service Pack 2.

I realize that they do sell 3G routers but I would like to use the D-Link DIR-615 that I already have to avoid buying another router. I also realize that it may be easier to share the connection by creating a wireless network on the host computer and then enable internet sharing, I don't want to do this I need to share the connection through the router.

I don't know if it is possible to do this but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Is it possible to share a 3G connection through a router?

You will need a second network card on the PC so that you can connect it to the router and use Internet Connection Sharing.

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Today i have a new problem with my adsl. The wireless was working at full 'advertised' speed last night, then today i noticed the wireless connection symbol in the task bar had changed from 54mbs to only 2 mbs, and a speedtest showed that it was a tenth of the speed it used to be.

Because i just installed my modem yesterday, i thought maybe this was just the isp limiting my connection until i register the modem or something. However, when i connect an ethernet cable between the modem and my computer, the connection works at full advertised speed. Does this rule out the possibility that my isp is limiting my signal, and suggest that the problem is with my wireless settings? Thanks for any help. The modem is a speedtouch 780.

Answer:Solved: wireless connection to router slow, cable connection fast

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I know that 1-way internet via satellite only has download and needs an upload source...If I have a broadband 128k connection (to be used as the upload source) and lets say, a 1mb connection via can I connect them both at the same time to the router, knowing that the router only has 1 port for the internet cable to be plugged-in?

Any help is much appreciated...

Answer:How can I share an Internet Via Sat (1-way) connection on several pcs? (router)

I don't know how you'd use a standard broadband router for this task. My guess is that you'll need to consider either ICS and a host Windows system, or perhaps a Linux rig of some sort. Since you have some sort of broadband, why not just increase the speed of that service and forget about the satellite connection?

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Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router? (both Xp)

Answer:Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router?

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I am currently in a student housing and have an internet connection through a lan cable that comes out of the wall, so i have no access to anything. I just bought a eeepc with windows 7 and have an older laptotp with also windows 7. My old laptop is connected to internet and i would like to share that connection to the other one using wireless without a router. I looked on internet and found out it was possible with some tutorials for xp and vista.

Windows XP: Set up a wireless network without a router

But i cant seem to figure out what's wrong. My second computer connects to the network I set up with the 1st one but there is no internet access.

Anyone ever had this problem? did i forget something?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:How to share internet connection without a router

Hi longlife,

What are your system specs and what type of router are you using?

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I have two PC one XP and one 7. At first they were working. but after reinstalling windows 7. It suddenly won't work.

The strange thing is that I didn't change the router settings and that my drivers are working fine.

Is it possible that the ISP change their setting and decided not to allow internet sharing anymore?

When I tried ping or tracert, it says request unreachable. But when I directly connect the modem to the LAN card, internet works fine.

Answer:Can't share internet connection via router

Do you have mdnsresponder.exe in the task manager?

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Just got a wireless card for my windows xp dell upstairs so it can get internet from wireless router downstairs. Dell says it is connected (signal stregth very good, it does say logged in as associate) but internet is not working on the dell. How can i fix it?

Answer:How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?

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Hi, I'm switching from landline ISP to mobile ISP (dongle). So I'm thinking of sharing 3G dongle (ZTE MF190) internet connection with other PC, device etc, through D-Link modem+router(DSL-2640B) that I use for landline internet connection before. Is this possible?

I notice that I cannot use homegroup via D-Link anymore after connecting to 3G dongle.
I've tried ICS(internet connection sharing) but to no avail.

Thanks for further assistance..

Answer:Share 3G dongle internet connection with Wi-Fi router

You will probably find it easiest to use one of these: - Cradlepoint Wireless 3G/4G N Router (MBR90)

That way the router remains the access point.

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Hey everyone,

I have been having a LOT of issues with Time Warner Cable recently. Yet again, my internet is out. They will be sending a tech out tomorrow to resolve the issue.

While I have my macbook and can connect to my cousins internet nextdoor, my dad is out of luck. Here's an idea that came into my head...I just don't know if it will work...

In the past, I could connect to my cousins wireless internet, share it over the mac's ethernet port and then connect a PC to the macbook. This will give that computer an internet connection.

I was wondering, could I do the same thing, but instead of connecting a specific computer to the macbook, could I connect my router's WAN port to the macbook's ethernet port. I figured this would kind of make the macbook act as a modem.

I did give it a shot, and the router's data light WAS blinking. However, the computers connected to the router could not get an internet connection. Is there anyway I can make this happen so all of the computers have access for the next 24 hours?

The one thing I noticed is that the mac was giving it's ethernet port and IP of 169.x.x.x. Could that be a problem?

Any suggestions of if I can get this to work is appreciated!


Answer:Share laptops wireless connection for router?

The problem with doing as you suggest is that you have no DHCP server on the network segment between the Macbook and your router. Does the mac have the ability to bridge the network adapters ( wireless and wired) like windows does? If it does, then I would connect the wired port on the macbook to a LAN port on your router. This would effectively make your router operate as a switch that is an expansion on your cousin's network. You would have to turn off the DHCP server on your router.

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I want to share my internet connection to the wireless router just for the wireless feature, sure I could connect the ethernet cable to the router but the router is 10/100 and my internet connection is 1000 so I'd lose a lot of speed. I have 2 network cards in my PC and I've connected the ethernet cable to one of my network cards and another cable to my second network card and to the wireless's router internet socket.
I tried selecting the Local Area Connection that has the internet and tried the "allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", but then I can't access the modem through

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

Answer:I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

Connect the 2nd router to one of the open ports of the first router, this makes it then setup the wifi. That leaves three ports open on the first router that is 1000.

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I know this sounds like a crazy question but i travel a lot and i like to play my PS3. When i go to a new hotel some have a open internet connection and others don't. I want to connect my laptop to the wifi and share it to a separate router with a WPA2-PSK so that i have a more secure connection on the play station. Now first is this even possible to do? I use to beable to share my internet connection from my phone through my laptop to my ps3. Now when i try to do that just with the wifi in the hotels it doesnt have a high enough security setting. any information will help.
Thanks a lot!!

Answer:Share a wifi connection through a laptop to a router

Now when i try to do that just with the wifi in the hotels it doesnt have a high enough security setting. any information will help. Click to expand...

Maybe, but some information could help more than others. What/who says not "a high enough security setting"? What OS are you using? Trying to bridge the connections or use ICS?

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Hi! I looked through the tutorials and didn't see anything quite like this so I'm wondering what needs to be done to get this working.

I had C0X internet hooked to my modem, had the modem hooked to my wired router and the router distributing the internet to my desktop and two xboxs, and my laptop was just picking up free wireless internet (much faster than what i was paying for!).

So I canceled my C0X subscription and I'm wondering this: can I receive wireless internet for free on my laptop, then send this signal via ethernet cable to my router, and have the router distribute the signal to my desktop pc and my xboxs? i'll attach a picture of what i'm talking about if you need it.

the laptop is winxp sp3 and the desktop is win 7 x86 ultimate...

i ran the internet connection sharing wizard on the laptop on the wireless connection and went to use the usb drive to configure the windows 7 but it says 'netsetup.exe is not a valid win32 application'... so i'm not sure where to go from here... in the network map on 7 ultimate it lists the desktop, the switch, the gateway and the xboxes, but it says no internet...if there's already a link i missed or someone who's done this successfully, please let me know.. thank you!

Answer:Share a Wireless Connection to a Wired Router (XP to 7)

Are you saying you are using someone elses internet access so you cancelled yours? Do they know you are using it?

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OS: Windows 7

Desktop connected to the internet via usb network adapter
The desktop has a lan card

How can I setup the OS so the wireless internet connection is shared to the lan connection to a router to the router can receive an internet connection.

Answer:How can I share a internets wireless connection to lan via router

First off you really don't need that router. Second you have to use Internet Connection Sharing which basically turns your Host computer into a router for other devices that are connecting through it. You would need a switch to connect more then one device and that router can be made to work as just a switch.

Read up on Internet Connection Sharing.

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My PC connects to the internet through a Netgear RangeMax access point. My roommate's computer, which is a few feet away from mine, gets poor signal and we are getting latency issues in WoW on her computer (while mine has none) and we both have the same wireless NICs (US Robotics). However, my signal is good and I have no issues in WoW.

Is there a way I can simultaneously connect to wireless and my Linksys wired router and connect her computer to the Linksys and share my internet connection through it somehow?


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Hi. I'm a Virgin Media customer with a 20Mb cable modem connection. VM have supplied a new modem as my old one couldn't support a 20Mb connection. Line speed test software confirms that the average download speed is 9.8Mb. VM say this is because I connect via a Belkin wireless router (I'm acutally connected via CAT5 cables to an ethernet card (I've installed the latest drivers)via the router, so not wirelessly.Does this mean that to get a faster connection I would need to upgrade my router (if yes to what)??? Or does it mean I will only ever get a 10Mb connection despite the service being promoted as a 20Mb connection?many thanks

Answer:New router for Cable connection????

Plug your computer directly into the modem. If you get close to 20mb then yes, look at your router. If you still get under 10mb then it's not your router.However do this in the afternoon, early morning as peak times wll throw your speeds off.You can check to see if you are on 20mb by checking your rate @ click here [this should open at your modems homepage].p.s. you do have a 100mb or 1000mb [1gbps] LAN connection [look at your network card for supported speeds]? If it's a 10mbps card [and an old one at that] then this will also cause you a problem.

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Can someone please help, I have a linksys wireless-G router which I want to connect to an NTL cable modem, this is currently connected to my laptop via a USB cable. I also have a wireless G notebook adapter card to plug into my laptop. My hope is to use mt laptop wirelessly around the house, however, as I read it, I am one ethernet cable short to configure the router. Is this correct or do I have the wrong router.Normally I am pretty au fait, but this one has me stumped, help please would be appreciated

Answer:Wireless connection using router to NTL cable

What is the model number of your router?

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Hi- I have Virgin Media cable broadband, and I'm hoping to get an internet radio for my birthday (hint hint!). Could you please recommend a suitable router I can buy? Many thanks.

Answer:Recommended router for cable connection?

Any wireless router will do but I would recommend a 'big name' brand such as Netgear, Linksys, Belkin et al. The router you need will be described as a Cable/DSL router and it must not have a modem in it, that's a DSL modem/router.When I was with NTL I had the Linksys wireless router and it was very easy to set up.Good luck.

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I would like to view a side by side comparison of all wireless N routers so I can see which is best for cable and adsl showing the best of them all. As I am on cable but If I ever switch to adsl would like to still be able to use it.

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Can it be done?

We have 2 PC's both running windows
We have 1x Virgin Media 20mb DSL Cable Internet connection
We have 1x Netgear Wireless ADSL Router

(we will have a DSL router next week)

In the mean time we have 2 PC's that need internet access!

My question is, can we setup the internet using the equipment we have? Somehow connect the modem to the router via the ethernet port? OR Using 1 Pc connect to the router wirelessly and have the other connect to it wired. With the one we connect wirelessly we could connect the modem to and share the connection?


OK, I'm a little confused. Do you have a Cable Internet connection or a DSL connection? Provide me with the answer to that question and brand name and model numbers off of your equipment and I might be able to understand a little better (It's not you, it's me ).

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About every 1-2 weeks my router loses the connection to the internet via cable modem. This has happened with 2 different cable modems (Netgear CM212 and Motorola Surfboard 5100) and also with 2 different routers (Netgear 614 and D-Link DI-524). When this happens the thing that usually fixes it is unplugging the router for several minutes and then plugging it back in again. I have Windows XP set to automatically detect the internet connection, and the router is set to use DHCP. Sometimes I also have to bypass the router and then put it back (so this could be partially a Windows problem?). Is there any way I can configure the router so it doesn't keep losing the internet connection? I have Comcast cable modem service.

Thank you.

Answer:Router keeps losing connection to cable modem

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Hi, I've got a C & w router which has been working fine for a couple of years.Since Wednesday when I try to browse to websites i get the IE message connection not available.The router has adsl light, power, WAN lights lit, there is an AST or ACT light which blinks very sporadically.Phoneline is working fine, Virgin Broadband via BT line.. Virgin reckon there are no issues at their end.One issue is I can't remember how to browse to the router from my PC.Any help gratefully accepted.Jeff

Answer:Cable and Wireless Router - no internet connection

Forgot to say, I've rebooted PC several times, pulled power on router etc....

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Ive got a Motorla Surfboard and Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B Router. I have it interfaced where the Cable Modem connects to router via Cat-5 and then from router to 3 other comps (cat-5 hard line) to 1 laptop on wireless. I have a server running 24/7 (Running Ventrilo 2.2 right now) and my main comp that is on almost 24/7.

Sometimes AIM will disconnect on me, and I can't get on the internet. On the router thier are link lights to the connected computers, but arent blinking (No packet transmission correct?). I have to physically go over their and power cycle my router and then it works again. This happens maybe every day or every other day. It gets pretty annoying when I have to go reset it. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Connection Freezes: Router or Cable Modem?

Check make sure your Linksys has latest firmware.
If it still has problems, think about replacing it. I heard good things about SMC Barricade Routers.
If your VoIP software uses broadcast/multicast be sure to lower the speed of the routers wireless, or upgrade client adapters to G.

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when trying to transfer files via network (both wireless and wired) from home NAS (connected directly to router) to laptop, connection drops every couple of minutes. My configuration is:

laptop: HP Envy 13-d006nc
system: Windows 10 Home 64bit
ethernet adapter: i-tec USB 3.0 Slim Metal Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
router: Cisco EPC3925

Thank you for any help.

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Hello all,first let me start by saying i am no expert in networking and my english is not perfect.

I'll keep this as simple as i can with the way i describe it. I have been using a router for a couple of years for my internet connection and it latetly it has given me problems,random dc,random reset. I now wish to go back to a direct cable connection in my PC,and stop using the router.

However,if i plug it in the cable i do not have internet connection. I have tried to setup the IP and DNS adress to obtain it automatically ,i have typed them in manually and still it won't work.

The main things it keeps telling me when i run the Troubleshoot tool are :

- The Default Gateway is not available
- Windows can't communicate with the device or resource ( primary DNS server )

If you require any more info and want to give me a hand with fixing this info,please ask. Thanks for your time.

Answer:Direct cable connection won't work yet Router does.

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I'm on a cable connection that was, up until recently, running at 4Mbps; and I generally got that speed when downloading. It's recently been upgraded to 10Mbps but I've not been getting anywhere near that speed when downloading; more like 6-7Mbps.

My PC is plugged directly into my Linksys BEFW11S4 router which, in turn, is plugged directly into the cable modem. It's a fairly old router but I've never had any trouble with it in the past, so I didn't think it could be causing any now. But, just to check, I bypassed the router and plugged the PC directly into the modem - instantly the download speed shot up to 10Mbps.

I've had a poke about in the router's settings, but I can't see anything that could be causing it to slow the connection down. The only thing I changed when I bypassed the router was that I set the PC to auto detect an IP and DNS, whereas normally I have it set to use a specific IP.

Is the problem just being caused by the router being so old, do you think? It's a v.2, which Linksys don't even have firmware for any more, but surely it can handle wired speeds of over 7Mbps?

Many thanks.

Answer:Solved: Router throttling cable connection

This is not uncommon for older routers, they lack the processor power to handle faster ISP connections. I had an old D-Link DI-614+ that I tried on my 15mbit fiber account, it could only manage about 7mbit, but newer routers manage the full bandwidth.

FYI, it's not a limitation of the switch side, the bottleneck is in the routing function WAN to LAN.

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We got virgin cable for my daughter at uni but can't get a router to work with it. The internet works fine direct from the cable modem, but despite trying two routers Belkin F5D8230 and DLink DIR-635 we have no connection. the connection at this stage is via the installation software, direct wired ethernet connection. Both router installations come up with 'ISP problem' Running ipconfig just comes up with router ip addresses. Direct it come up with the virgin one. I have tried all the auto isp tick boxes.I do appreciate there are similar posts already, and I have worked through them, but still no joy.So any one out there any other thoughts?

Answer:Virgin cable router(s) connection problem

Power down the Virgin modem for at least 4 minutes , this will effectively make it " lose it's memory " as it associates itself via the MAC address of the PC, and won't work with anything else until it " forgets " . After doing that , connect the two via the supplied ethernet cable ( into the routers WAN port ) then the router , using another ethernet cable , into the PC's LAN ( ethernet ) port . Power up the modem and let it reconnect to the internet , then power up the router , start the PC and log in to the routers set up pages by typing for the Belkin or ( probably ) for the D-Link and let the router find the internet connection , there is often a wizard to help , don't sey any wireless encryption just yet , see if the laptop can connect first , if all is Ok you can enable WPA or WEP and away you go !! Ashley

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when trying to transfer files via network (both wireless and wired) from home NAS (connected directly to router) to laptop, connection drops every couple of minutes. My configuration is:

laptop: HP Envy 13-d006nc
system: Windows 10 Home 64bit
ethernet adapter: i-tec USB 3.0 Slim Metal Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
router: Cisco EPC3925

Thank you for any help.

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1st pc has winXP home, 2nd has winXP pro--
just purchased d-link 6401 cable router and can't connect to internet. The router isn't able to get a new IP address from the modem using DHCP. I've tried the "clone MAC address" function on the 2nd pc. When I try to clone the first pc's MAC address (which was using the cable modem initially) I get an incorrect MAC ID error from D-Link's software. Also, I am able to see both pc's on the LAN workgroup, but the permissions to access each other haven't been set yet. I didn't think the persmissions to each other would cause any problems with the router not taking an IP. Any suggestions?

Answer:internet connection sharing w/ cable router

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

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

Regards, Jack.

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

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I am going to get an ADSL router but I have cable, will I be able to connect my router to cable to get WiFi

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We got virgin cable for my daughter at uni but can't get a router to work with it. The internet works fine direct from the cable modem, but despite trying two routers Belkin F5D8230 and DLink DIR-635 we have no connection. the connection at this stage is via the installation software, direct wired ethernet connection. Both router installations come up with 'ISP problem' Running ipconfig just comes up with router ip addresses. Direct it come up with the virgin one. I have tried all the auto isp tick boxes.I do appreciate there are similar posts already, and I have worked through them, but still no joy. So any one out there any other thoughts?

Answer:Virgin cable connection problems with router(s)

sorry wrong forum

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if hackers detect your router admin panel password, but you browse only via cable and don't use Windows network file sharing, what can they do? Can they still steal your passwords, personal information or somehow access your home PC devices? If you browse only via cable, but the router wireless radio button has been accidentally activated, can they do anything? Thank you and let me know

Answer:Router Default Password with Cable Connection

Depends on the kind of router.
Is this a general question, or do you have a specific router in mind?

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I helped an experienced user install a new HP Slimline machine with Vista Home Premium about four months ago. She connected to the Internet through a Westell modem supplied by her ISP BellSouth. She has Norton Internet Security 2007 installed by download. Everything has worked well until about ten days ago when she booted up one morning and had no connection to the Internet. Lengthy consultations with BellSouth and HP did not fix the problem. BellSouth sent a new modem - Netopia. Same problem. Many efforts with ISP tech support did not provide a fix. ISP sent a tech out with a new modem. He checked out wiring, reset computer to defaults - and he could not get a connection by cable. So, he set the machine up to access the modem wirelessly, and everything seems fine. What ideas do you have for tracking down the problem? Is it likely her cabled network card has failed? (One could ping the router through the cable, but not get out to the Internet.) Thank you for your help.

Answer:loss of cable connection to router in Vista

i'm not a vista person so not sure if the same as xp.

card could have failed. cable could be bad or both modems could have been bad on the wired side.

anybody check device manager for network adapter to see if it was there or had an exclamation point?

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Hi there,

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


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

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I can connect wirelessly to cable router (netgear rangemax) via Virgin modem but the connection is ridiculously slow - eg 5 mins to load a page.  Any ideas as to why? presume it is firewall / security linked but have tried different settings to no improvement.  Connection works very well via cable.

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I have a motorola surfboard cable modem from time warner connected to Linksys WRT54G router, with one wired connection to the PC and a wireless connection to a laptop.

The connection to the internet is dropped every couple of hours from both computers and requires me to unplug the cable modem and then the router and then plug them back in before it will work again.

When the connection does drop, I cannot even access the router setup ( from the PC. Also, this problem did not seem to happen when I tried connecting the PC right to the cable modem without the use of the router. This is why I think it is the router.

I tried setting the router to clone MAC address, and setting the MTU to 1400, but I am still having the same problem. Does anyone have other suggestions about what else there is to do?

Answer:WRT54G Router dropping connection to cable modem

First things we normally recommend are:
Download the latest firmware for your router.
Reset your router to it's default config by holding in the reset button for at least 15 seconds.

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I have 2 pcs, both of which are able to access the internet. (The links are D-link and Adapter). They work fine, but I have heard that radio waves may affect young children's brains in an adverse way.Can my d-link modem be used to cable directly to the other PC, thereby eliminating the radio wave problem?
Or will I have to dismantle my existing setup, and use cabling to marry both PCs for Web/Internet use?
If the latter, can anyone advise how this is is done and what cables I would need, please?
Both PCs are within 2 yards of each other.

Answer:changing fron D-link router to cable connection

That's a new one to me but yes there should be 4 network ports on the back of your router which you can use to connect your PC's to via their network ports at the back of the machines (or if laptops might be on the side) with network cables (cat5 or higher)

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I have a lengthy network cable running from my son's bedroom to my Netgear router in the loft where my PC is but the 'retaining clip' (not sure of the technical term) has broken off and I/we keep getting the 'network cable is unplugged' message pop up on my screen. The network cables seem to be a poor fit in the router generally but rather than try to run a fresh lenght of cable through the conduit which could be difficult, is there on the market a network cable extender, with both a female and a male end so I can secure somehow the 'clipless' end of the cable in the female end and run the male end into the router. Failing that is there an adaptor of some sort and if so what is it/what are they called?

Answer:RJ45 Network cable poor connection in Router

Why not use a RJ45 Coupler click here and then a new cable?Where the suspect cable goes into the coupler, you could securely tape it so it wont move. Not ideal, but may solve your problem.The ideal way, is to cut off the faulty connector and fit a new one. But you need knowledge of the wiring and a crimping tool, plus it's "fiddly".

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I have my connection going through a wrt54g linksys router.I am trying to share my connection with another computer in the other room,everything is setup but it seems the router is only allowing the connection to go to 1 computer or the other?I have tried all i could think of but with no prevail.Another note;Whenever i try to setup a network using the "network setup wizard" i get the following error."An error occurred during configuration of the network on this computer". Help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:Problems sharing cable connection using linksys router.

Have you tried reading the Linksys manual?

It would help if you told us how exactly you set up your network. And forget about Windows wizards.

realblackstuff will kindly post his basic networking guide soon. Stay tuned

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

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

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I just bought a D-Link wireless router and I cant get it working properly with my internet connection. At first it was working fine it was hooked up to my cable modem and a line was going to my ethernet card on my pc. But then after I ran the wizard for the router (an adress i had to type in IE) I set it up following the oncscreen instructions and after that lost internet connection completely. Ran ipconfig and it said media disconnected and didnt show my ip address even though the cable modem light were all on and working like normal. So I disconnected my cable modem from the router and plugged it back into the computer like before and for some reason I still wasn't getting an internet connection. The Router must have done something to my IP address or something. So I had to call my ISP and they said to go into services.msc and dns and dhp option stop and restart it. After this it started having a working connection but not with the router only with the cable modem to pc like before.
I have no idea why the router messed it up everytime i connect it to the cable modem. Like I said it only started happening after I ran the wizard it told me to in the manual of the router. It was working fine hooked up the router before this. In the wizard it asked me some basic stuff like my ip adress whether its static (which it is) and my dns servers etc. I should have just left it without going into this wizard thing. I even pressed the reset button afterwards on the router to restore... Read more

Answer:Lose internet connection whenever i try to use my wirless router with my cable modem.

it can be funny with routers, I had one that dropped my connection almost every day for a week.. it hasnt dropped it in over a year now..

I'm sure its in the instructions but power it all off.. turn on the modem and wait about five minutes then turn on the router and then the computer. Then try and log into the router thru IE.. and change the settings manually. its not that hard and in reality most people never change a single default setting aside from the password

one more thing.. how are you connecting to the router? are you still using a cable .. or are you attempting to convert your system to wireless...

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Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance


Answer:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?


Answer:Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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Like the title says, is a crossover cable needed to connect a cable modem to a router? Or will standard straight through work? Or either?


Answer:Crossover cable need to connect cable modem to router?

Many times a standard straight-through cable will work just fine.

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

Answer:best way to share cable internet

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

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

Answer:can't share cable internet

try power cycling the router....

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I was wondering if I could have my new hard drive cable also in use with my CDROM drive. I have 2 IDE slots on my mobo and I have 4 HDs. Is this going to work?

Answer:Can you have an HD share an IDE cable with a CDROM?

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Dear Sir

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

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

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

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

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

Rakesh Soni
[email protected].

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

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

I am assuming you are using windows XP.

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

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Okay, here's what i have to say in brief:
I have this internet connection connected to my pc, i have another NIC installed for routing this internet to other computers. I have TP-LINK Wireless router and all I want to do is connect the internet to my PC first then connect router to my PC via another NIC so that the router can route that internet!
Any help is highly appreciated; i have been trying hard but really end up in dead-end everytime
I connected my router's WAN port via 2nd NIC and set the router to static mode (don't know what i have to do here)

Answer:Share my PC's internet using router (pc to router and router to other)

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Hello i recently installed my corsair 850 W psu but after doing so it took me around 3 hours to get my pc to even boot and the cause from what i could find is i change the 3 pin power connection for my corsair h60 it then decided to boot up but made an insanely loud noise that was coming from the block that i assume to be the pump i then changed the 3 pin location it was connected too but to no avail when i turned my pc on it booted fine but within 1 minuet it was as loud as can be so i opened up core temp and it was reading 67-8 degrees bear in mind this is up from my usual 18 degrees so i changed the 3pin to a molex and to no avail it is still loud and my temps are high i can only assume that my pump in my block has failed
Who should i contact and what do you think the issue is?
(Side note my mobo has a 8 pin connection how ever i was only using 4 pins now im using 8 this could be a factor but i have no idea)
Cheers - silver

Answer:CPU issue possbile could be psu

Silverstormz, Maybe I am misunderstanding you. If I am not mistaken, the Corsair pump is powered by a 4 pin molex connector from the PSU, it has a 3 pin connector to plug into the CPU fan header on the motherboard. The 3 pin fan connector is to keep your motherboard from not detecting a CPU fan and also to monitor the pump speed. Make sure the 4 pin power connector is plugged in to the PSU and that the fans on the radiator is running. If I misunderstand you, please advise. The pump has to run 100% all the time. Also, if your board has and 8 pin ATX connector, use the 8, not just 4.

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

Since then, I've tried:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Share Internet through Crossover cable

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

Answer:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

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

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Are there any clear "how to" guides readily available (especially on the internet) on networking 2 PCs together to share a cable modem access to the internet, as well as files and printers?My PCs (one using Windows XP, the other W-98)both have LAN cards fitted, and I have a cross-over cable. However, my one attempt at networking the two PCs was pretty disastrous, and there was certainly no way they could both access the cable modem.Easy to understand guidance would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Network 2 PCs to Share Cable Modem

click here for a guide.

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

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

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


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I want to share files and folders to new laptop (hp Win10) from old laptop (dell win7ultimate). How can i share it by using LAN cable? Never tried before, so asking..

Answer:Share files and folders through LAN cable

Assuming you're talking about connecting these two computers directly, without a router or Ethernet hub or switch, take a look at this guide. You'll need a crossover cable which is a little different than your normal LAN cable.How to Build a Local Area Network Without a Router
Here you can read more about what a crossover cable is, and how to make one! How To Make An Ethernet Cross-Over Cable

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

Answer:how to share internet using crossover cable?

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

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I have my destop pc connected to an ntl cable modem. I have a laptop that I would like to connect to the internet about once a week just to update anti-virus and get windows updates. I don't really want a wireless set-up as have no real need. If I plug my laptop into the modem for 10 minutes will it allocate a new ip address each time and will this be a problem?Or....for anti-virus is it possible, with either avast or avg to download manual updates onto removable storage and update the laptop that way?Or....My laptop is trying to connect to the internet via a wireless connection (a choice of three - must belong to my neighbours in the street ???)Don't want to use this option but do want to hear your thoughts/advice! What is the best option for me?

Answer:Connect 2nd pc to NTL cable - not permanent share

First, you'll need to install the NTL cable modem software on the laptop, just like you did on your desktop, remembering to plug in the modem into your laptop (USB/Ethernet) ONLY when asked to do so. This should setup the connection/modem to work on your laptop. Whenever you need to use the connection with either desktop or laptop, just swap the modem's cable from one to the other, with the correct interface (USB/Ethernet) that was initially setup for each. The above is how I've used my NTL cable modem with 2 independent PCs (both desktops). G

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

Answer:How to share files via Ethernet Cable?

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

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


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

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

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

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Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?

Answer:To share cable modem on a switch

hellomynameis said:

Can i use a switch instead of a router to share a cable modem connection to two people?Click to expand...

In most cases no. If your cable company assigns you two IP addresses it might be possible, but in the long run you're normally better off behind a router that does some basic firewalling (SPI even better).

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Do help please.

Recently out of the apparent blue, both the laptops my family uses stopped working for all internet activity. We can get ICQ to work, but it takes alooong time to connect, were assuming its perhaps a DNS Issue? Where it cant lookup the IP addresses?

If anyone can help, please respond.


Answer:Internet/Possbile DNS Issue?

It's possible. Google's IP is -- if you can ping that, but not, it's a DNS issue.

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Hey guys. I've been having stablity problems recently and I haven't been able to figure it out. I've been having memory errors, freezes, and the BSOD. I'm fairly confident that its not a driver problem, I actually reformatted my hard drive and did a fresh install on everything. I ran a memory test on it, and it came back with tons of errors, so I tryed new memory, ran the test again, and got the same errors. Just a few days ago I was looking threw my bios and I disabled a feature that automaticly selects your latency, and i set it myself to 3.0. Since then, I haven't seen any memory errors or BSOD, but I have had several random freezes, while playing games, while surfing the internet, anything. Heat is definitly not a problem, my CPU never exceeds 54c, case temp stays around 35-40c.

I'm thinking there might be a problem with my power supply or motherboard. My AGP voltage is flucuating anywhere from around 1.80 to 2.90. After watching it for awhile I saw it get as low as 1.52 and as high as 2.95. I've been watching it with a program that came packaged with my soyo PV4TE motherboard, and I know those arnt usually that accurate, but this seems a little extreme to me. here is my other voltages...

Vcore 1.34V
+3.3V 2.6V
+5V 5.75V
+12V 12.09V
DDR 2.57V
AGP 1.52 - 2.95 (Constantly changing)

Here is some system information
Power Supply - 430W
P4 3.0GHz Socket 478
Soyo PV4TE with VIA PT800 chipset
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Answer:Possbile voltage problem

Looks like the BSOD is back
It says


then it runs a "memory dump"

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This computer is connected to another thread i have running which is of my laptop.
I just got a new HDD installed and backed up my data only 3 days in it starts lagging like it has something but nothing is detected

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:15:34 PM, on 6/09/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
H:\Program Files\Total Defense\Internet Security Suite\Anti-Virus Plus\caamsvc.exe
H:\Program Files\Total Defense\Internet Security Suite\Anti-Virus Plus\isafe.exe
H:\Program Files\Total Defense\Internet Security Suite\ccschedulersvc.exe
H:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
H:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
H:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
H:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Fomatik\TrueImageTryStartService.exe
H:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\TMEngine\UmxEngine.exe
H:\Program Files\Total Defense\Internet Security Suite\ccEvtMgr.exe
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Answer:New HDD now SLOW possbile Rootkit

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Are you still having this problem? if so, I'll take both threads that you've started, as they're related, and we can remove the infection at the same time

Also, are all computers/laptops connected to the same router?
Can you do the following for me:

Download Security Check from here.
Save it to your Desktop.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply.
Extra Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficu... Read more

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I have decided to use DCC to connect my two computers for my home network. This is because both computers are only 2 meters apart. I was wondering if I should use a serial cable or parallel cable for best speed results, or does it matter? Both motherboards are less than a year old, so they have the 25 pin female connector, and each has a 9 pin male serial connector.

I was hoping I could DCC with firewire cable, is that possible? Or can I do DCC with a USB cable? I am leaning towards parallel because of low cost. Which connection should I use? Thanks for the advice.

Answer:Direct Cable Connection -- serial or parallel cable? Or?

Uhhhh or you could make this really easy on yourself and just get two cheap NICS and use a crossover cable, set two different static IP's and wallah.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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And also, can one computer be Win XP, and the other be Linux?

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Connecting laptop to share cable Internet

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Hi, could someone give a step by step newbie-proof guide to installing a game onto laptop A (windows xp), using the dvd drive of laptop B (vista), connecting the two laptops with a crossover cable? I've tried it a few times before but I'm not too sure what I'm doing!


Answer:Solved: Using crossover cable to share a dvd drive

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

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

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

Answer:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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I have EMF sensitivity and want to hook up multiple cablem modems on one line (the ISP doesn't like this but you can do it anyway). One roomate said hooking up 4 modems on one line would slow the speed of the connection...but how is that different that 4 people sharing a wifi signal off of one modem? Is the speed different or are the configurations the same.

The house is huge so it seems multiple modems is the only choice.


Answer:Multiple cable modems vs share wifi

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basically i need to setup an additional wireless router to my isp's cable modem / wireless router combo, but they deny me access their modem page. maybe a long post, bare with me. heard this site was the place to go for this type of question. all help is appreciated!

i switched ISP's about a year ago, and when i tried to access my router page to port forward i couldn't get in. so i called and they explained they have their own password on their router so user's cannot change any settings. i tried to explain how this doesn't work for me an was basically told to bad. i said fine, can you just forward a port for me then, he said nope, "these routers don't have that capability" which is bullshit. i said ok i'll just reset it my self and use the default passwords, and i did, and withing a day or 2 tops the settings get switched back and im locked out again.

im in a 2 year contract so can't just back out, my ratio has been dropping on sites and need it for security system. i sent a msg to the staff and explained my situation, and we figured if i got my own wireless router, they cant do anything right?

so i just picked up a wireless router, its a d-link DIR-605-L, i thought i was just going to hook it up to the modem like the old days before isp's had the combo's, then realized it may not be as easy as it sounds. especially if i cant get into their router page.

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Answer:Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Access

Re: Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Ac

i got the wireless router working, but im having alot of trouble port forwarding now. (some please answer, i got a paralyzed arm and takes me forever to type all this shit)

when setting up the router i noticed the box that i thought was for the phones only is actually the modem (arris tm602g) it says telephony on it, and had a spot for a phone line and tv cable wire, i pulled off a sticker and there was an ethernet port there. i tried setting it up direct but couldnt get it to connect. so the motorola sbg901 must just be the wireless router.

i hooked everything back up, then installed the new dlink dir-605L router like i normally would. after setting it up, it works great. i can connect to whatever wireless router i want. i have 4 or 5 pc's not including iphone and tablets, im no genius but everyone else in the house dont know how to copy and paste (literally) so i'd like to keep both routers, and use the new one just for me and my settings.

will this interfere with me being able to port forward? i've done it 1000 times on old routers and its pretty basic. but for whatever reason ive tried everything for hours and i get no where. im beyond frusterated.

i setup a static ip
i used

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides

i just went to the status section and it has
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My question is if you switched off the NAT feature of a cable internet modem would it compromise the security of the router where the router could be hacked, irrespective if you have a good computer firewall or not?

Answer:If you switch off NAT for cable internet router does it compromise security of router

Technically pure NAT is not in any way a firewall. Typically NAT and firewall go hand in hand on consumer networking gear though.

If you are still using a firewall then no, turning off NAT won't put you at more of a risk.

Are you talking about a router behind a modem or a modem/router all-in-one?

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Hey all,

I noticed this very random and weird freezing bug when performing specific steps in Windows 8.1. I was still able to reproduce this feezing bug after doing a reformat and reinstalling Windows 8 and upgrading to Windows 8.1 with Update 1 along with all other latest Windows updates.

1. Open the File association dialog where you can change the programs associated with specific filetypes (search for "association" in the Search Bar under Settings):
2. Select a random filetype and click "Another program" in the right upper corner.

3. A "Windows 8" style menu pops up in which you can choose a program. Click "More Options" in that menu and scroll down to click "Search another app on this PC" (mine is in Dutch):

4. A browsing dialog appears in which you can choose a program, don't select anything and immediately click on "Cancel"

5. The File association dialog will now freeze and you can't select anything nor move or close the dialog.
6. Opening the Task Manager shows that the browsing dialog still seems to be open although you have cancelled it (it is shown as "Choose an app" in Task Manager:

7. The File association will only unfreeze if you close the above mentioned process in Task Manager.

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 Pro with Update 1 and Media Center. Specs: nVidia GTX 660Ti, CPU i5 3570K, 8 GB RAM and 1 TB HDD.

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Answer:Possbile freezing bug found in Windows 8.1?

Following your steps, mine did not freeze, but you say it doesn't always happen.

You might check the Event Viewer to see if it shows any Warnings or Errors related to the situation. If you file browser window is accessing more that the local hard drive, it might be waiting for some network type source to open.

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Hi all, I attempted to run the DDS download but no file would download for me. DDS Is there an alternate site/link to download from? I was signed into BC at the time. I was instructed to post as per instructions here by AustrAlien. He was helping with BSOD's. I have MBAM(updated last on 2/27) and MSE (updating daily) running on my system. MSE scans daily. edit: I should add that I don't really have any signs of infection. I run MBAM roughly once a week as backup. System info Speccyif more info needed, here is my jcgriff tool most recent update. Please let me know how to proceed.MBAM Log (I don't know how to find MSE logs. I couldn't find an option for enabling logging)Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version: v2012.02.27.04Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421owner :: LIVINGROOM [administrator]2/27/2012 1:31:59 PMmbam-log-2012-02-27 (13-31-59).txtScan type: Full scanScan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUMScan options disabled: P2PObjects scanned: 442234Time elapsed: 54 minute(s), 35 second(s)Memory Processes Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders Detected: 0(No malicious items detecte... Read more

Answer:Possbile Malware - requested to post in here

DDS download worked in IE but not chrome. Odd.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by owner at 9:07:39 on 2012-02-28
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4095.1870 [GMT -6:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90�... Read more

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Hi All

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

Here is my issue. I hope you guys help me

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

Thanks in Advance.

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

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

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