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Ethernet or Wireless connection

Question: Ethernet or Wireless connection

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

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Answer: Ethernet or Wireless connection

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

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

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

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

Any advice?
 

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

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Hello all, I have a rather odd problem I personally have never encountered, maybe some of you big brains can help me figure it out.

I have a Att (Westell) 7550 Dsl router broadcasting wireless at 1.5 megs.

I connect to this router with 2 different machines. A laptop ( Acer 5552 ), and
a desktop computer ( self built ) whose mobo is an Asus M2N4 - SLI, and is running win xp pro sp3. It is connected via ethernet through it's onboard gigabit ethernet port, which uses Nforce drivers for it's
adapter.

Yes, 1.5 sucks, but it is fine for general use, I am the only person using it, and im in a rural area with no alternative.

My laptop connects and uses this wireless signal with no problems, I am even able to play games like World Of Warcraft and other non-broadband intensive games on it.

My desktop, which has the latest nforce ethernet drivers, connected via ethernet, is in most cases not usable at all. It connects and I get the standard 100mbps connection notification, yet, it usually cannot
even load a web page completely. I open its status dialog and see that packet flow is very slow. I have tried rolling back the driver, this does not help. I have deleted the driver altogether and rebooted the machine, this does not help. Other than this, my desktop runs the way it should, I built it, and would consider myself an advanced computer user, so, I do not believe it is my machine. I have looked for obtuse registry entries and services as culprits, but I can find ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Wireless connection faster than my ethernet connection???

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I am trying to set up a new Thinkpad laptop to work on my HOME workgroup and on a new OFFICE workgroup. I have used the HOME workgroup for many years, with many computers, without a problem, but this is the first time I have needed to set up two networks, and a laptop that works on both (I got a new Thinkpad, and rented a new office at the same time - big mistake).

- I am trying to configure the laptop to belong to the OFFICE workgroup, but have access to computers/shared devices from the HOME workgroup when I am on the home network, and of course share the Internet connection on both networks.

- Both networks have a Wireless Router with firewall - the one at HOME is a Linksys - the one at the OFFICE is a Netgear.

- Because of the firewall in the router, I have turned off Windows Firewall (although interestingly, it seems to turn on by itself quite often on the Thinkpad - another issue i need to get to the bottom of).

- HOME network is cable/cable modem, OFFICE is a T-1.

- I am trying to use IBM's "Access Connections" tool to create two network profiles, so that I can easily switch from OFFICE to HOME. The HOME wifi is unsecured, while the office is WEP.

Both the wired (ethernet) and wireless connections work fine at the office, but at home, the wired connection cannot renew the IP address, and so IBM Access Connections automatically fires up the wireless radio, and is only able to connect that way.

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Answer:Wireless Connection Works, Ethernet Connection Doesn't

Check the cable, that's the most likely suspect.
 

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I have a BT Homehub and a Packard Bell desktop computer.The wireless internet connection works fine via a Netgear Wireless USB adapter.However when I use an Ethernet cable to connect the hub to the computer,there is no internet connection.Can anybody help me solve this so the wired connection starts to work. Before using the ethernet connection,I disconnect the wireless connection(I remove the USB adapter from the computer)

Answer:Wireless connection works,ethernet connection does

Check in device manager any exclamation marks against your ethernet controller?

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I have a Netgear DG834 wireless router which gives me wireless connection to the internet but I cannot connect by any of the ethernet ports. I get an icon saying I'm connected but no packet data is transferring. If I try to "repair" the network I get an error message saying Windows could not complete the repair as TCP/IP is not enabled ...it is enabled when I click into the properties tab.

I don't know what other information would be useful to include. I'm running Windows XP pro with SP3 and as I say the wireless connection runs just fine (well 99% of the time).

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Wireless connection but no ethernet connection

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Hi, first time on a forum, so please go easy with any responses. I have a D-link router attached to my PC via ethernet and Virgin 20mb broadband works great. If computer is off and I connect to XBox via wireless, it works but if I turn on PC I lose the wireless connection. I was told via Virgin Helpdesk it sounds like an issue with Static IP-Address but I have checked and all devices are set to automatic. Not sure what else to try. (I realise that my Wireless is not protected as I don't know how to set the security on the d-link setup) wasn't sure if this could be having some affect. Any help much appreciated

Answer:Wireless connection stops connection via Ethernet

If you go into the D-Link router's configuration pages (by typing its IP address into your web browser), the Status page should show the devices that are connected and their IP addresses. With both PC and Xbox connected, check that they have different IP addresses.

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

Answer:ethernet connection plus wireless ???

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:ethernet connection but not wireless

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

Answer:wireless or ethernet connection

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

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Hi I have a windows 8 laptop a Dell Latitude E5530 which was working fine til few days ago when it did some updates.
When I restated my laptop it was not longer connecting to the internet. either via ethernet cable or wireless, everytime i get the limited but no connection to the internet or office network.
I have tried to run the troubleshoot and still cant auto fix, all i get is the following which it cant fix:
"There might be a problem with the driver for the Ethernet adapter"
"There might be a problem with the driver Local Area Connection adapter"
"There might be a problem with the driver for the Wi-Fi adapter"
But when i tried to download the drivers again still getting the same issue. When i do ipconfig /all i only get
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TMD-DEMOLT
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MFX-DEMO.local
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : MFX-DEMO.local
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 24-FD-52-38-AF-7F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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Answer:Ethernet and Wireless connection limited

I have looked at Device Manager abd all looks fine no reds or yellows. I also tried to restore it to an earlier point but it was just saying unsuccesful. tried to turn off all firewalls as it was saying that was the cause and still wont roll back to time before updates.

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I am currently connecting to the Internet using a BT600 wireless dongle and BT Homehub 4. I now want to connect using an ethernet cable between computer and router. I have tried disconnecting the dongle and then connecting via a cable originally supplied by BT. However, all I get is a message telling me that there is no Internet connection. What do I have to do to use the cable instead of the wireless dongle?
Suggestions/solutions welcomed!

Answer:Transferring from wireless to ethernet connection

As Jock1e says, but don't rule out a dodgy cable or connector, try another if you have one.

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Hi there,

I've got a PC connected to the internet with an ethernet cable, and two laptops connected to the same router via wireless. Everything was working fine untill a few days ago. At the moment, I still have internet on my PC, but both of the laptops do connect to the router, but won't connect to the internet.

I have tried the usual /flushdns and problem solving in Control Panel, but I can't get it to work, and I haven't got a clue what I should do next.

Here's the IPConfig /all for both laptops (One pasted, the other one in file as to not spam the post:

Microsoft Windows [versie 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

C:\Users\Wilma>ipconfig /all

Windows IP-configuratie

Hostnaam . . . . . . . . . . . . : LaptopWilma
Primair DNS-achtervoegsel . . . . :
Knooppunttype . . . . . . . . . . : hybride
IP-routering ingeschakeld . . . . : nee
WINS-proxy ingeschakeld . . . . . : nee

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding 2:

Mediumstatus. . . . . . . . . . . : medium ontkoppeld
Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysiek adres. . . . . . . . . . . : 7A-F1-A1-5F-89-DB
DHCP ingeschakeld . . . . . . . . : ja
Autom. configuratie ingeschakeld : ja

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding:

Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter
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Answer:Connection through ethernet cable, but not via Wireless

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The past few days my HP has been going offline on occasion. We have had problems in the past with internet outage so I assumed that was all it was. Simply wait an hour or more and it comes back on.

This last week it started losing connection maybe once a day. The last 3 days it is getting to be constant now. I can only be online for a few minutes then it drops. I've tried both my wireless and ethernet cable (at one point ethernet would not even show up). Both are doing the same. Other devices in the house are connected but mine won't, so I know it's within my computer. The icon shows I have internet yet I keep freezing for a moment the get the "page can not be displayed" on any/every site until I refresh it several times.

After searching the web for solutions, I went to my devices and tried to update the drivers but all say they are updated.

I am in NO WAY computer savvy so I am completely lost and frustrated.

Not sure if this is what you need but everyone asks for it sooo...
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Pepper-HP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.
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Answer:Intermittent wireless and ethernet connection

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Hi, I recently bought a new computer and I moved my Apple Computer upstairs. The Fios Cable modem/Router is downstairs. For internet, one option is to use a wireless adapter, the other is to run a 125-150 ft ethernet Cable from the Cable modem/Router to my Apple Computer either inside or outside the house.

I bought a wireless adapter (Amped Wireless High Power 300 N 600 mw USB Adapter) but my internet downloading and browsing seems slow. I believe that I'm also getting interference with my Mighty Mouse.

Sometimes I lose internet connection and I have to unplug the cable modem and plug it back in before I'm able to reconnect the wireless Adapter to the internet.

My Might mouse seems to lag and isn't accurate since I hooked up the Wireless Adapter. When I powered off my Might mouse and powered it back on sometimes my internet connection is lost but the mouse suddenly works perfectly.

Should I try a different Wireless Adapter or should I hook up a 125-150 ft ethernet cable to my Apple Computer. A direct connection is faster which is what I would prefer but can there be signal loss with such a long cable?

I would have to either bring it around the house and into my room or make a hole and go through the closet into my room. Can Ethernet Cables work outside with the cold, heat, storms, etc?

Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless or direct ethernet connection

What's your Mac? I thought most Macs came with a built in wireless card?

In any case, if you can go wired, go wired. 125-150ft isn't a big deal.
 

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Hello, friends,

So, I have a weird issue. The other day, I was playing League and my connection started dropping. I spent a couple of days troubleshooting everything I could think of - using multiple PCs, swapping ethernet ports, messing with my router, etc. After a lot of frustration, I had an idea.

Now, on my roommate's PC, he could play League with no issue. On my laptop and my desktop, I couldn't do anything without my connection failing. Bear in mind, I'm hard wired and he's on wifi. Now, our router has a 2.4 ghz band and a 5 ghz band. His wifi connection is on the 5 band, and, as I mentioned, he had no issues. I asked him to swap over to the 2.4 connection, and all of a sudden, lag spikes everywhere.

So, from that we managed to deduce that the 2.4 ghz band on our router is dying. That's all well and good, but now we have another issue - why is our network connection trying to force its way through the wireless router? We tried hardwiring 4 different PCs, and 3 of them are defaulting to the wireless router networks, even when the wireless adapters are turned off. My laptop and desktop are defaulting to 2.4, my roommate's desktop is defaulting to 5, and our last desktop is connection just to "Network". Below is a screenshot of my network connections.
I tried doing an ipconfig /release, /renew, /flushdns, but I got the following error - "The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation." I'm completely ... Read more

Answer:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

Choose to "forget" the wireless network. Turn off wireless SSID broadcast on the router. Unselect "connect automatically" for the wireless network. Select "connect automatically" for the wired network.

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*I am not tech savvy, at all! I will need specifics on HOW to get somewhere/do something. A lot of the terminology used is completely foreign to me.* ​
Weeks ago, my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5215 suddenly stopped having internet access. Instead of a 'connection' icon, I had a computer (??) icon with a red X over it. It said there were no drivers installed. At the time, I had the phone/email support of my computer-knowledgeable ex-husband, who has since decided to stop offering his help. With him, I was able to re-install all network adapters (which were showing the yellow triangle/exclamation mark..I have 7 WAN Miniports that still show this). I tried rebooting in safe-mode, I tried system restore (it says the specified object was not found), and when I tried to run the recovery disc, I go a pop-up message that said "This program does not have a file associated with it for performing this action..."

I did something, as I now get the 'connection' icon, however it has the red X, and says no connections are available. My sons' computers/phones/tablets pick up the wireless, so I know there are connections available. I also tried to connect using an ethernet cable, but that didn't work, either.

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!
 

Answer:No wireless or ethernet connection - not router

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ay at 4:31 PM.
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Hi,
There's home wireless connection that my laptop
won't connect to on its own. This wireless connects
after the laptop has been connected to the router
via the Ethernet cable, and stays connected with the
cable unplugged until it drops (it's normal for my
connection to drop sometimes), and then won't
reconnect by itself again. The wireless works fine while it's connected, however if it drops it won't reconnect without the Ethernet.

My wireless has wpa2-psk. OS is Vista sp2.

Thank you. Please help.
 

Answer:wireless only connects after ethernet connection

Hi Sammy33

Has this problem always been like this or has it only started to do that recently? Are other devices on the network having the same problem? If you don't have another computer or phone that is connecting to your Wi-Fi, can you see if a friend can bring over a notebook/phone to see if it connects, is the modem/router always on, have you rebooted it? have you tried re-configuring the modem/router?
 

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The question may be really stupid but I just wonder.
I assume that it is possible to have an ethernet connection and a wireless connection active at the same time but is it possible to define which program uses which ?
I would like Outlook to use only the ethernet connection and firefox to use only the wireless connection. Any way to do this ?
 

Answer:Concurrent ethernet and wireless connection possible ?

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Hi everyone, i have a ThinkPad R60 9462-W16 and i have a ethernet problem with. I can connect to wireless internet but i cant on the wired one.  it seem that my Ethernet controller & adapter are not recognized. Ive tried installing this : http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-58618 but it's not working. Can anyone help pls   thank you PS: Sorry for my bad english.













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Answer:Wireless connection is ok ... but not the wired one (ethernet)

Welcome to the forum! Downloading the driver is just the first part of the process. You must go into C>Drivers>Win subfolder, find your driver (it's probably going to be labelled Broadcom or Ethernet) and run the setup file from there. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Ethernet keeps losing connection and going wireless. Does anyone know what is happening? Thank you in advance

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I have a thinkpad x300 and would like to find out how to disable wireless when I am connecting to the usb replicator, thanks in advance:-)

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I recently installed a new wireless router (thanks to the help of Orinthical!) and it's all working great. (I went for the DIR-655 in the end)

However, I have some equipment in my house which uses Ethernet connections with no way of upgrading to wireless. How might I connect these up? Specifically with wireless N connections. A lot of people seem to suggest using a DD-WRT compatible wireless N router in bridge mode - but I'm not sure how that works. Do I need two of the routers with the custom firmware or would I need just one which would then connect to my DIR-655?

I've seen access points as well, but they seem to be used to connect directly to a router and give wireless access... I'm not sure if they can be connected to Ethernet and used to enable wireless for the equipment that way.

Any help is appreciated. I'm REALLY confused.
 

Answer:Wireless connection for equipment with Ethernet only... how?

run a wire.
 

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Hello,

First of all im not a professional on what concern networking and stuff, so ill expose my problem here in the hope of having a positive reply.
a wierd problem happened yesterday when i was connecting with my phone, pc, and smart tv...
everything was fine until 00:09 am in my country time, where i lost connection on my pc and phone (which were connected using wireless) and not the case for my smart tv ( which is connected using wired ethernet cable), misteriously, my router lights were green which means i haven't any problem related to connection, so it brings me to think about ip adresses being messed up or something,
i restarted the router several times , and i litterally get the connection back for like 30 seconds using wireless on my phone and pc, but after a while same problem occured,
now because i know how to get into the router settings, i used ethernet cable and entered the adress 192.168.1.1 and password of course, i checked up which devices were connected to my router ( if theres a hacking attempt or something) all i can see is my devices with individual ip adresses connected ( pc, phone, smart wired tv, printer ...) means there wasnt anybody at this time connecting, only my devices were there...

PS: all i can see in my pc is "unkown sereur" with a yellow ! after 30 seconds of course.

So please guys im asking to pay attention to this annoying problem and hopefully having a postitve reply.

Sincerly, Xtradip
 

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Ethernet keeps losing connection and going wireless. Does anyone know what is happening? Thank you in advance

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Hello, I currently use a BT Voyager 2110 router and it's the old chestnut, pay for 8mb but only get 0.5mb maxI decided to try a speedtest via the ethernet cable and the result bamboozled me (average over 3 tests)Ethernet averageDownload 310 kbpsUpload 101 kbpsWireless AverageDownload 492 kbpsUpload 231 kbpsI am missing something here? as I thought the ethernet would be a more solid performer?I am a total noob when it comes to routers so apologies in advance cheers

Answer:Ethernet connection slower than Wireless?

Those sort of figures may suggest you have the MTU set wrongly. For an explanation look at click here . You could try 1500 then 1472 and if your on AOL it's a whole lot lower.

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For the past 3 days I've not been able to sustain an ethernet connection from my laptop. I've had a tech out from my ISP to check the router and it's fine. So with everything updated and working properly, my connection keeps dropping in and out. Wireless works just fine though. I'm thinking it could be a software problem but I'm darned if I can figure out where. Please find my system info as requested below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7657 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 441 GB (216 GB Free); D: 20 GB (2 GB Free); E: 3 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3568
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

Answer:Ethernet connection in and out, wireless just fine

After the connection drops it reconnects on its own without you doing anything?

Please show the following for a good connection and for when the connection has dropped ...

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

[Press ENTER after ths command.]

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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The computer will not connect to the internet

This is my sister's laptop; a HP zd7000 3.2Ghz Pentium 4, 512mb RAM, built-in wireless networking... she had a lot of spyware/adware, which we removed by using ad-aware

There are no conflicts in the device manager and the wireless and ethernet cards seem to be working fine, but the computer will not renew the IP address from the network (connected to LAN or wireless) The other computers connected to this network can access the internet just fine.
 

Answer:Can't Connect to wireless or Ethernet connection

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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?

Scott

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I recently got a used tower with a fried ethernet card they thought which I figured was fine for me I am using a usb wireless I set up everything wireless seems fine says it connects but will not reach the internet it says it has a very good signal but still comes up limited or no connection it has xp on a compac with lnkys wireless adapter thanks
 

Answer:wireless connection/ethernet card

Any problems in Device Manager?

To reset TCP/IP, follow these steps::

1. Click Start>Run
2. In the Run box, type "cmd" and click OK.
3. At the Command prompt, type:

netsh int ip reset

and press Enter.

Reset your winsock in Windows XP:

1. Open the command prompt

2. Type:

netsh winsock reset

then Enter.

Restart your computer.
 

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Hi I am new to all this but have bought a 3 com oofice connect ADSL wireless router which came with a 3com wireless USB adaptor. I have a Dell Dimension 4500 PC which is a few years old and doe not have a wireless or an ethernet connection. I want to create a wireless network linking the Pc to a new Dell Inspiron 6400 which has a wireless card installed and seems to have an ethernet connection. The router installation guide says you must connect to a commputer that has an ethernet connection and correctly configured to communicate with the internet. My ISP is talk talk and internet is set up on my PC but it has no ethernet. Is there any reason why I cant run my talk talk set up CD on the new laptop so that it has all the internet settings and then set up the router with the ethernet cable attached to the laptop. Of course I dont want to chain the laptop to the router once set up but I assume (hope) that once set up I wont need the ethernet as I can use the wireless card on the laptop and the wireless usb adaptor on the PC. If this is completely mad pleas say so! Would it be easier/ better just to get an ethernet card for the PC Any advice would be much appreciated as I dont want to start something and muck it up.

Answer:wireless network without a PC ethernet connection

If the older machine has USB (which I suspect it will it would have to be very old not to) use the USB adapter you said it came with and plug the new one in using the lan temp while you set every thing up.

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My laptop is running particularly well lately and I get the full 6mb that I should be getting when connected by Ethernet cable.However I only manage 3mb when connected wirelessly. So is it usual to get such a large difference in speed between cable and wireless?As the 3mb. I get wirelessly is adequate for my needs I am rather nervous of meddling too much with the wireless settings in case I make things even worse.My ISP is BT and have a BT Voyager 2500V router.

Answer:Ethernet connection V. wireless connection?.

Yes, it is quite usual. Ethernet cable connection is much better and more stable than wireless, also more secure.

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Hola,

Been having this problem for about a week, we have wireless connection to all our devices, but the cabled desktop is not connecting to the internet!

So far we have...

-IP renew
-Flushed DNS
-'Repaired' connection
-Virus scans
-Removed Bonjour
-Reset modem (Netgear DG834PN)
-Installed new network adaptor (on advice of local computer support shop... verbal advice only, they have not seen the comp).

I believe the error it is coming out with is 'No IP Configuration Found.'

Comp is an ACER Aspire M3190 and we're running on Win7.

Please help!!! It's driving me nutty!
 

Answer:Wireless connection but no ethernet connection!!!!

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Hi guys, I am having trouble with my laptop which connects fine while it is using a wireless connection but when I use an Ethernet cable, it shows "limited connectivity". So I figured it might be a bad network adapter and purchased an USB Ethernet cable and the same problem occurs. The curious thing about this is my sister's laptop has the same predicament(She noted it started around the beginning of May09). I am thinking it might be some windows update or something else? I have tried resetting modem/router(these are both connected to a desktop which is functioning at norm), uninstalling drivers, trying new cables but all to no avail. Please help. =/

We are both using Vista OS, with all the latest updates installed.

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

C:\Users\Sora>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-C5-A1-FB
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

Answer:Connects while using wireless but ethernet connection fails

Your on Vista

On Vista; disable IPv6; No one needs it!
There are fine grained controls if you want, but to disable IPv6 without yanking out support overall, globally, you can set:


Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters]
"DisabledComponents"=dword:000000ff




Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Controller

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3450:b6e5:a5e7:654a%19(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.101.74(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 318824632
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0D-D1-1C-B9-00-E0-B8-C5-A1-FB

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1 <<---s this normal? [typical but useless]
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : EnabledClick to expand...

The Gateway is empty and the IPv6 Client is useless.
 

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Hi

As the title reads. Is it safe to have a permanent connection to the internet, even leaving a wired connection plugged in whilst rebooting and signing into the Windows profile?
Thanks

Answer:Wireless / Ethernet connection to internet permanently ON?

Why do you think it wouldn't be safe?

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This morning I turned on my computer to notice that it was missing several drivers, including graphics, keyboard and USB controller. I have since fixed all of this yet my Ethernet connection will not show on available networks (I have no WiFi card in my desktop). I ran an ipconfig and attatches the results. The modem is fine, and the cable works in my laptop without fault. When plugged into the desktop it flashes green but no connection available
 

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I have a cable modem that I can connect to successfully when using an ethernet cable from my wireless router however when I try to connect to the wireless network windows vista says it is unable to connect. The wireless network is displayed in the list of available networks but the error message appear immediately. If I run ipconfig/all this is the results:

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-51-F5-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c182:9b2f:daea:1847%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:33:27 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:33:27 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Me... Read more

Answer:Cannot connect wireless network - Ethernet connection OK

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I have a compaq Laptop, HP F700 running windows vista 32 bit, about 2 years old
and have had the same internet issues since I bought the dame thing.

I have searched the web for hours trying to find the answers, made some changes, but still have the same problems. I have turned off all security programs, downloaded drivers, applied a fix patch from Microsoft, enabled some functions that were disabled all to know avail.

I can connect: at work (via cbl), at a friends house (cbl) and at home via neighbors wireless.
I cannot connect to my roommates Ethernet cable or wireless router (running on windows XP, wireless via linksys router). The wireless router was recently set up and my connection was great for about a day but has not worked for weeks. In the 'network and sharing center' window it shows while I am connected to my roommates wireless network it is only a local connection: that's there is a red x between the wireless network and the internet. When I click on red x and run the windows diagnostics program I get 'There may be a problem with th Domain Name Servers (DNS)'

I had the same problem at work using a cable and the tech guy just changed some iPv4 settings and have never had connection problems but home is a different story. I am just trying to get the wireless connection but even a cable connection would be a break through.

Here are my ipconfig stats

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All right... Read more

Answer:No internet connection bye Ethernet cable or wireless

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Hello everyone, I am very new to this site and I did read the previous posts...none of which helped. I have an Compaq Presario C500(Vista Home Basic). I have an internet connection both through the wire and wireless. But Internet explorer "cannot display the web page". I have reset my router, modem and pc but nothing is working. My modem and router are from verizon. I have another pc that is working perfectly. I am not pc savvy but any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Any Ideas?
Thanks
 

Answer:I have an internet connection both wireless and with the ethernet cord but...

Hi

If you have a software firewall, disable it to test that this is not blocking your internet connection from the browser, also test any program that has a update option, or MSN Messenger to see if they connect ok.

Could also try a different browser (Firefox or Opera) to see if that gets around the problem, this way we can narrow down if the issue is the browser or something else.

Use CCleaner to delete the temps and cookies.

You have not had any strange occurances on that PC, like popups or your Antivirus/Malware program finding Malware have you?
 

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Hi

Sorry if not the correct place to ask, but do people usually leave their internet connection always connected to online?

Whether connected by ethernet or via wireless?

I tend to plug when logging off and re-plug in when fully booted up and logged into windows.

Am I being too cautious?

Answer:Internet connection by ethernet / wireless - always on / plugged in?

Welcome to the forum yes it can give problems if it's down loading or updating it can confuse Windows as well

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hi
I have a wireless router that has an ethernet port too.
When I boot up and have the ethernet cable plugged in and the wireless is enabled , the wireless says it is connected and so does the ethernet , I am wondering - how do I know which connection is being used for the internet - is it the wireless or ethernet , how can I switch to use ethernet if it is using wireless ( seem to get better performance through ethernet ) - I know I can just disable the wireless , this would force the ethernet , I am just wondering if there is some command or something where you can tell which connection is actually being used to connect to the internet.
thanks
 

Answer:which connection is connected to inernet - wireless or ethernet.

The default for XP is to use the assumed faster connection, which would be the Internet. If for some reason it's defaulting to the wireless, you can tinker with the routing table to force it to use the wired connection first.
 

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Hi, I am using the Actiontec MI-424WR or MI424WR router that I am provided by verizon. My service provides 15 Mbps down 2 Mbps up. When I first got the service earlier this month tests done at speakeasy showed 15/1.7 which was normal. The past week or so, my connection has deteriorated to being now about 300-700k/1.7. I still get full upload speed, but I don't get anywhere near the download speed I should be getting. My mother's computer which is on a wireless connection gets 10 mbps which is good for wireless. I have also put a wireless card in my laptop which gets 10 mbps also. I still can figure out though why a wired connection would have issues. I tried searching all the help forums, but I cant find an answer. I am not sure whether its my laptop's ethernet port or the router's ethernet, I have checked all 4 ports on the router.

thanks
chris
 

Answer:Ethernet connection slow, wireless is fine

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Hello!Thinkpad Edge 0578 14 - I have to reinstall win 7. Now the wireless won't  turn ( I tried the wireless button already). Wired Will work.troubleshooting I did and did not work:- downloaded drivers from site http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds014964 put it on usb drive and transferred- Click it update drivers device, did not work. Device manager display: On network adapters display the hardware is working: Realtek PCIe Family Controller Other devices display:  Network controller, PCI Data Acquisition and signal, PCI Simple communication and SMS Bus controller with a yellow mark - Drivers not installed. PLEASE need your advise. Where i can find the correct driver what can i do to update it. Thank you! Michael 

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Hello,
I am trying to bridge my laptop's wireless connection with the on board ethernet.

I have a wireless router and my latptop connects to the network\internet using the wireless card.

What I would like to do is bridge the wireless connection with the on board lan so I can share the connection with my XBOX 360.

Right now I have a X-over cable connected between the XBOX and my laptop's ethernet port.

I use WIN XP Pro and simply selected the 2 connections and bridged them using WIN XP.

My laptop appears to be connected to the network as does the bridge both showing excellent strength.

Problems:
1. I can't open a web browser on the laptop.
2. I can't sign in to XBOX Live from the XBOX.

So how do I get the XBOX to access the internet through my laptop's wireless connection?

Thanks
***EDIT***
After doing more research I found this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/785156-solved-wireless-bridge-but-cant-2.html

I am getting the same thing as reported in post #22, with same exact IP 169.254.x.y

I had Zone Alarm installed at one time, but it was uninstalled about a month ago. Other than that I just have windows firewall on.

I can manually set the ip, subnew, etc for the bridge but then it won't connect, event if I use all settings from my wireless connection that does work.
 

Answer:Solved: Help bridging a wireless and ethernet connection in Win XP

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I have ethernet router through which i am connecting to internet to my desktop and also to my Laptop using a cable wire. I would like to have a wireless internet connection to my Laptop.Could anyone of you please help in succeeding this task.

Answer:wireless connection to laptop from ethernet router

replace your router with a wireless one. you will also need to ensure hat your laptop has got wireless on it, if not, you will obv need to get a wireless card to put in it.what OS have you got?

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Greetings,
Here is my problem:
- I have a PC that is connected to an ADSL router ( wired connection ).
- I have a device attached to my PC that can broadcast my Ethernet connection as wireless signal so that a man with a laptop can access the internet by connecting through the PC. ( he just searches for a wireless signal and connect to it ).
- I'm using TOR on my PC for anonymously.
- How can I let laptops and cell phones connect to the internet through my PC but in the same time using TOR ? I don't want people to have to set any setting on their laptops or cell phones to be able to use TOR ( or any other proxy/VPN software ). I just want people to connect through a wireless access point.

Thanks.....
 

Answer:Broadcasting my Ethernet Internet connection as wireless

Enable encryption of the wifi box.

All wifi connections will then need the password to make a connection
 

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I've been trying to use my laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Y580) as a wireless adapter for my Xbox 360 by bridging the LAN/Wireless networks and connecting the Xbox to the laptop via Ethernet. The wireless works fine normally, but when I plug the Ethernet cable into the computer, the laptop automatically disables WiFi and changes to a LAN connection. It doesn't give any options whatsoever to reconnect to wireless, just forces me to use the Ethernet connection. As soon as the cable is removed the wireless connection returns, but for what I'm trying to do to work, I need both LAN and wireless to be working simultaneously, and the wireless providing the Internet connection. I've also tried connecting the laptop to a router via Ethernet and received the same result, so I'm pretty sure it's something on the laptop that's causing it. Is there a way to change this so the laptop can use the wireless connection while plugged into another device via Ethernet? Thanks to all who respond.
 

Answer:Connecting via Ethernet disables wireless connection

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I need help with my wireless and ethernet connection for the U330 notebook. I can not connect to the internet since I received my U330 and if I try to connect to a wireless router, it knocks other users off. I called customer service already and they asked me to download the driver on the Lenovo Downloads and Drivers page. The page can not be found when you try to download the drive so I was not sure if there is another place I can download it since customer service mentioned that they will send me a disk which will take some time. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet connection for U330 not working - Help

Your router may be knocking you due to lots of facts. Those Ensteins suggested drivers reinstall because that's the only thing they know.Try changing your encryption mode, try adding your laptop's WiFi MAC-adress of whitelist of Route, try disabling firewall, try increase strength of signal.Driver is located at consumersupport.lenovo.com - do not hesitate to check.





//help will save the world

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I have an annoying problem.... and please forgive me as I am not to techy when it comes to computers. In our office we have our PC's connected to our inter-office network server via the Ethernet ports (Local Area Connection) with a hard wire to a hub, that in turn runs to our server. We also each have a wireless internet connection on our PC's via a USB wireless adapter. When we were using XP this was not a problem to have access to the server AND the internet at the same time.

When my PC died last year I bought a Dell Inspiron 560 slim tower with Windows 7 to replace my XP machine. The first problem I ran into was that I could no longer use the wireless internet connection AND the hard wired connection to our server operating at the same time. If I stayed connected to our server, I will not have a wireless connection. If I go into the "Local Area Connection" properties and "disable" the connection, I almost instantly get my wireless connection back. The big issue when doing this is if I leave our database program (ACT!) open while the server connection is disabled, I have to shut down ACT!, then restart it before I can connect it to the server. If I try to without closing and reopening it I get all kinds of errors.

So, in the mean time, I have just put a shortcut on my desktop that allows me to enable and disable the Local Area Connection when I need internet access.

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Answer:Can't use ethernet network connection and USB wireless at same time

Anyone?

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Hi,

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 have a AC600 wifi adapter and a ASUS rt-ac1200g+ router, we pay for 100mbps down.
i can hit 30mbps on the wifi adapter but when i try ethernet it is locked at 10mbps at full duplex which is really weird.
i have tried cat5e/6/7 but all does the same.
i have tried in cmd "netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled" but only boosted my speed by 2mbps
it does this for all the computers in the house.
my motherbaord says it has gigabit internet, i have checked my bios for settings and installed the latest drivers for both router and lan and in stumped, and help is greatly appreciated!
thanks ivan

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I've always had a wired router but recently bought a wireless one so I could play BBC iPlayer through my TV.
It is usually fine but sometimes gets extremely slow both for sending and receiving emails and for connecting to websites. So I have today tried going back to my wired router and it is much quicker. Is this a coincidence or a known fact? I live in a very rural area.

Answer:Ethernet wired v wireless internet connection

There might be interference sometimes on the signal the router is sending. Have you tried changing the channel the router is broadcasting on?

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Hi,

There's home wireless connection that my laptop won't connect to on its own. This wireless connects after the laptop has been connected to the router via the Ethernet cable, and stays connected with the cable unplugged until it drops (it's normal for my connection to drop sometimes), and then won't reconnect by itself again.

My wireless has wpa2-psk. OS is Vista.

Thank you.
 

Answer:Wireless only connects after Ethernet cable connection

Hey Sammy2. I assume your machine connected before with no connection issues.
Which Vista are you using,32 or 64 bit, and what Service Pack level is it on?
Do you have and use a good Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware cleaner?
When you lose your connection, is the Internet and wireless l.e.d.'s on the router still on?
Are there any other pc's that connect to this network?
When you state it won't connect again automatically, what do you do to get an Internet connection again?
 

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I'm running a home network on a Zyxel router, and there are two laptops and a PC connected to it via WLAN. One of the laptops is a new one that I got today (A Lenovo Thinkpad S430), while the other isn't mine and doesn't have problems. Previous to these two, I've had a third laptop using the network, where the problems I'm about to describe were also present.

When browsing the internet in Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, on this network, connected through WLAN, the connection will be inconsistent and often times out in trying to load pages. This has always been pretty bad, with it coming in 2-3 minute bursts of inability to load pages, before working alright again. On my new laptop, though, it's so bad that I can pretty much not browse the web at all, as the connection times out on almost any attempt to load a page.

The problems are not present if I use the ethernet connection my laptop (the same goes for my PC), leading me to wonder what the hell is wrong. Why do connections time out on wireless but not ethernet?

I ran a test in command promt, where I tried pinging various sites. On my laptop, I can consistently ping google.com without a hitch, but I cannot actually load the page in Chrome. I can consistently not ping google.dk (I'm in Denmark), nor can I load it. On the ethernet connection, I have no problems with either pinging or loading the sites.

I hope someone out there has wise words for me. Thanks in advance!

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Answer:Wireless connection times out, ethernet doesn't

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Hi

As the title reads. Is it safe to have a permanent connection to the internet, even leaving a wired connection plugged in whilst rebooting and signing into the Windows profile?
Thanks

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I have had my HP laptop for 2.5 years now, originally bought with Vista 64 bit. It now has Windows 7. Up until now, internet access and connectivity have been working fine. But, all of the sudden today, I couldn't get Internet Access despite trying both an ethernet port and a wireless connection (connectivity was working.) I know it's something with the laptop, because my ASUS netbook has no problem accessing the internet. I've tried looking around at some of these tech support sites and haven't really found anything that's worked for me. I've tried using CCleaner to remove any temp files and clean the registry, and resetting internet settings in the command box, but still I get nothing.
 

Answer:Ethernet or Wireless Connection, but no Internet Access

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I have recently had to replace my wirelss modem, due to an electrical storm. The trouble is now the new modem won't recognise that there is an ethernet connection between my computer and the new  wireless modem/router. The cable is physically connected tot he modem but the port light is not on. There is nothing wrong with cable as I have plugged in my old non-wireless modem via this cable and it has worked (I am connected to the internet now using this cable and old modem). When I trouble shoot the connection problem it is saying the ethernet cable is unplugged when it is not. Changing the cable does not solve the problem, when I took the modem back to the shop they tried it on their computer and it connected and worked no problem. I gave tried everything from system restore to a date pre-electrical storm,updating drivers, resetting and manually reconfigering the modem. On a couple of occasions I have been able to get a signal (the port light is on and I can connect to the internet) only to return to my computer and find that the port light has gone off and there is no longer a connection. I thought that maybe the modem was not compatible with my computer for some reason and so changed the brand (Netgear to D-Link) still no joy. HELP!!!! 

Answer:Problems with my ethernet connection between my computer and my wireless modem

I want to make sure i understand your issue correctly. So due to electrical damage you had to replace your modem. isp provided and dsl is that right? I am not sure what you are referring to in terms of the hardware as you seem to be using modem and router interchangeably. I know you have a modem but what is the reference to "router"? Sometimes DSL modems have a built in router. In my case i have an ISP modem but i have a separate router that is capable of both wireless and cable (Ethernet) connections. You keep referring to a "wireless connection but then appear to be saying that you are actually connected from the computer to the "modem via a cable. So where does the issue of "wireless " come into it? If you have a modem/router capable of wireless transmission and a computer that has a built in wi-fi (such as most modern laptops) then a search for an available network should find your modem/router. If the computer doesn't have a built in wi-fi receiver you will need a wireless dongle to receive the modem/router signal. If the latter is the case you will need to have installed software for the dongle. So come back to us and elaborate on what it is you actually have and what it is you are trying to achieve re your connection to your ISP. truenorth

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Hi,
I am trying to make it so that Windows 7 will automatically prefer a wired internet connection over wireless when I connect an ethernet cable to my computer.

I was able to follow the instructions here:

How To Change The Network Adapter Priority In Windows 7 | LNN: Levy News Network

But it looks like after some period of time, Windows resets the order of preference of my connections to what it was before. Is there some fix for this issue?

Thank you

Answer:Windows 7 resets priority of Wireless over Ethernet Connection

What are the speeds of the wired and wireless connection? Windows should use the one with the most amount of possible bandwidth. Normally this is wired however if you are using newer wireless standards then it may prefer that.

Many thanks,
Josh

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Hello. My problem is this. My desktop for some reason can't connect to Ethernet, but it still can connect to the wireless connection(Wifi). I have no idea why this is and it's getting really annoying.

Thanks to any one who could offer a fix

Answer:No internet connection form Ethernet while Wireless works.

Sorry to bother you guys the problem has been solved!
I've been restarting my router wrong all this time :/

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I have a BT Voyager 2100 wireless router connected to a 1Mbps broadband service. The laptop connected wirelessly to this service hums along at 944Kbpsl, but the desktop PC hardwired to the router via a 10/100 Ethernet card manages between 360 and 450 Kbps. Any suggestions where I should look for the cause of this discrepancy - which should be the other way round. Neither BT nor the ISP has any useful suggestions.

Answer:Ethernet connection to wireless router half speed

Check for spyware..

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Evening folks!

I've had a look around at similar posts with my problem but to no avail.. I can connect to the internet using my ethernet cable but when I try to connect wirelessly it says limited connectivity. A friend suggested I download 'winsockxpfix' and I tried that but again to no avail. I've tried the suggestions on windows support and the usual disconnect, delete & try to reconnect but I guess that's quite a primitive approach Any suggestions?

All the best,
Dave

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

C:\Users\Dave>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-1A-04-16-6F-0A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6450:8404:4465:9b3a%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.155.58(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 292559364
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Answer:Limited Connectivity using wireless, full connection using ethernet??

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Hello. My problem is this. My desktop for some reason can't connect to Ethernet, but it still can connect to the wireless connection(Wifi). I have no idea why this is and it's getting really annoying.

Thanks to any one who could offer a fix

Answer:No internet connection form Ethernet while Wireless works.

Sorry to bother you guys the problem has been solved!
I've been restarting my router wrong all this time :/

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Looking for some help here as I'm stuck.
3 year old Toshiba laptop (Satellite P100). Ethernet and wireless both worked fine with XP. Since upgrading to Windows 7, my wireless is fine, but I can't connect to the internet via Ethernet. Other computers in the house are connected to my router (linksys WRT54GL) and work fine. I've set up an IP address manually (like I have on the other computers) with no luck. Automatically setting it will not work either. I'm using just TCP/IPv4 (v6 is unchecked, older router doesn;t support it). I've played with just about everything I can think of and still no luck.
The strange thing is that when I try to load a website, the data seems to trickle in for a second. For example, going to google.com, it will look like its loading, but nothing will come up. Then just the text will come up after maybe 20 seconds, but the logo (ie graphics) will not. It will just hang there and time out. Any normal webpage I visit will just sit on a blank screen then Firefox will report it's "done" at the bottom, but nothing will be displayed.

I also cannot log-on to my router, same problem, it will not load the web interface page, and will just time-out.

Under the "Network and Sharing" center everything appears to be fine. It will say I am connected to my network, and the diagnostics will not find anything wrong. Still, no internet.
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Answer:Windows 7: no internet via Ethernet connection, wireless is fine

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i used to be able to access the internet directly via a direct ethernet connection, but now my only option appears to be the wireless network connection. i don't recall when exactly the local area connection disappeared but the wireless is too slow & unreliable. i really would appreciate any assistance figuring out how to connect to the internet directly again.

i'm running windows xp home edition version 2002 with service pack 2 on a emachine desktop. i have a netgear wireless pci adapter for the wireless.

i tested the cable on another pc so i know the cable & the ethernet connection work. when i plug teh cable into my pc, shouldn't a local area connection option appear on my network connections? i believe i used to be able to choose between wireless & local are connection, but not all i get is wireless network connection.

i ran ipconfig/all. this i what i got:

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DA04-Bloomfield
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : myhome.westell.com

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG311 802.11g Wireless PCI A
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Answer:wireless connection works but can not connect via ethernet cable

I have no idea about your level of knowledge but I thought I'd let you know what I would do to investigate the problem....

Right click My Network places from the desktop or go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Network Connections.

Here you should see you LAN and Wireless Connections. Make sure the LAN connection is not disabled. Right click, properties, select Internet Protocol in the box and set everything to automatic; obtain IP and DNS automatically, assuming you have a DHCP server on the network. The router perhaps? If not then manually enter the IP, subnet mask (probably 255.255.255.0) and the gateway ip. Set the Primary DNS address to the same as the gateway again, assuming the router is configured to get it's DNS address from your ISP. Click Advanced and set Enable NetBIOS over TCIP in the WINS tab.

Also check in Device Manager that your Network Card (NIC) is available, enabled and working.

Once the ethernet cable is attached, you should at least be able to ipconfig and see the LAN connection. If you can try to ping the router:
ping 192.168.1.1
You should get 4 replies if all is well.
Then try to ping an external address:
ping www.google.co.uk
again, you should 4 replies.

I know this is fairly detailed help but that would be a good start to investigate your issue.

Good luck...

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Hi

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 192.168.0.1 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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My Sony Vaio seems to not like connecting to wireless internet anymore, and when I click on the available connections, it shows the ethernet cord as a wireless connection (but it works). There is no recognition from my computer that it is plugged in to a ethernet cord.

I have tried a system restore to 2 weeks before this all happened, and it didn't work. I'm not sure what to do, I know it's a problem with my computer because other people can connect to the ethernet cord and the wireless, just not me.

Any ideas?

Answer:Sony Vaio thinks ethernet cable is a wireless connection

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.

Then:

with the pc connected to the router via the ethernet cable, , Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL


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

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

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.

Repeat this with the pc connected to the router via wireless (disconnect the ethernet cable )

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get a... Read more

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this is for a Compaq-6000 laptop (HP brand) | Windows Vista-OS | attached to wireless connection through broadband connection | household uses VoIP / internet /cable-tv

Over course of 2-weeks, somehow my wireless connection stopped working. After POST and launch to desktop, the led on front the of laptop would change to blue, then WLAN notice would always pop-up in lower left coner of screen stating the the WLAN was connected.

I have no idea what I can do to get this back working. Laptop has built-in network adapter, and ethernet capabilities for both hard-wired and wireless. I use this laptop when the other PC is in-use. Having this option allows for multi-use of internet without having to waiting for the other PC to become free. At first I thought the drivers may have been outdated.

This is what I have done so far as I have run out of ideas as to how to resolve this issue.

1) Went to HP site and downloaded drivers for both Broadcom 802.11 b/g adapter and HP Wireless Assistant to my flash drive. Then downloaded those drivers to my laptop.

2) Went to microsoft because error message states that drivers could not be downloaded Code-31 for the adapter. This site based on the code states that Microsoft is aware of this issue, and this would not stop the network adapter and should operate properly. This is not the case. At present I can only connect to my wireless by hardwire cat-5 cable. This laptop has option for both, but now the led stays the color "amber" whe... Read more

Answer:Wireless Connection has stopped working/ Ethernet adapter has disappeared

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Hello

I've been having internet issues on my HP Pavilion dv9000. The wired connection to my modem comes up as unidentified. This happens spontaneously, either while it's been working or upon log in. I want to fix this problem permanently, if possible. I've tried many solutions to no avail, but I'm thinking if I want this problem fixed, to run through them all again. Open to anything that's had any success rate regarding this problem. Thanks!
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-27-00-40-1A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.148.110(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-AE-AB-7A
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Answer:Solved: Vista: Ethernet connection unidentified, wireless works

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I have searched in this forum for a solution a few different ones came up and all with similar yet different problems. Soooooooo I am posting this thread with my info.

I have an Eee Pc 1000H XP SP3 and when I did an ipconfig/all this is what it returned:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Aracely>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-43-5F-0B-C9

Ethernet adapter LAN 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-43-AE-45-0B

C:\Documents and Settings\Aracely>

thanks for your assistance in advance

EDIT - I have actually tried to do a TCP/IP stack repair options for Windows XP with SP3 with no avail =/

Answer:[SOLVED] Ethernet adapter Wireless Network connection Media Disconnected

Firmware is updated and restarted router and nothing. It is only with the Eee PC Netbook. My other two laptops are working fine.

I have viewed system events and I have a network error: A blocking operation was interrupted by a call to WSACancelBlockingCall.

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Hi,

I have a Sony Vaio Laptop . Spilled some liquid and it is not able to connect to internet using Wifi or through ethernet cable.The USB ports also have stopped working so i cannot connect it to a wireless adapter.

Showed this to Geeksquad agent at Bestbuy and he told me that this could be a motherboard problem and nothing much can be done about it.

So basically i have a working laptop that i cannot to internet.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Sam
 

Answer:Sony Vaio Laptop Wireless and Ethernet Network Connection not working

probably is a mother board
did you dry it out completely

some vaio have a PC expresscard slots - its possible this may work
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressCard
 

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hello,
As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

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Answer:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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Hi,
 
On my laptop I can connect via ethernet, however I cannot connect via wifi. Wireless works for my phone so it looks my laptop is messed up somewhere. I just did a full windows 8 update and restart and it changed nothing.
 
Here is my ipconfig /all:
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ben
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : twmi.rr.com
 
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:
 
   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1A-76-3F-5C-25-E9
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 
Ethernet adapter Ethernet:
 
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : twmi.rr.com
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink ™ Gigabit Ethernet
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-88-E3-B9-31-60
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Answer:Ethernet connection works, Wireless does not. Wireless works for other devices.

Depending on the computer, there are two things I'd suggest you check on:
 
1.  Some computers (like my told Toshiba), has a slide switch on it, that physically turns off the Wi-Fi.
2.  My newer computer has a key combo that does that.  In this case Fn+F12.
 
Best of luck.

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So i was playing the game League of Legends, then at one point ping suddenly raised, checked my connection and it was on wireless, when i have my ethernet cable plugged in, at first i thought it was a cable problem or a modem, so i restarted my modem, but i used the same ethernet cable on a different laptop and it worked fine. Looked on the device manager to see what was up and the ethernet controller adapter wasn't there, only the wireless and Bluetooth was left. Looked for the newest realtek lan driver on the manufacturers website (lenovo) since i couldn't find one for windows 8.1, i downloaded the newest one from the windows 8 tab. Downloaded that, and when i tried to install it i get the error 'The realtek network controller was not found. If deep sleep mode is enabled please plug the cable. So after this i went into the BOIS to see if deep sleep was enable there and it wasn't, so for good measures i enabled it, restarted and disabled, restarted deep sleep. Tried to reinstall but the same error pops up. Tried the intel system identification utility to see if it could detect my network card, but it just says not detected. Now i don't really know why this suddenly happened, i play league all the time with no problems. help please :/ 

Answer:Ethernet Controller Adapter disappeared from device manager, ethernet connection won't work.

Try restoring to a date where you think you have the ethernet working.

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So basically - as the subject says - 
Having a brand new Dell XPS 15 9550
with most recent Dell Wireless 1830 802.11ac drivers
cmd command "netsh wlan show drivers"
shows that current driver does not support hosted network,
meaning, that i am unable, for example, to share my ethernet internet connection Over wifi to other devices - i am unable to make my laptop a hotspot.
Which is ridiculous in 2016 and for a laptop of this level and is basically a prerequisite to be Windows 10 approved.
So my question is DELL, what the ***? When do we get normal drivers?
Anybody has the same issue - knows the workaround? Thanks.
I could not have expected that 2000$ laptop would not be able to do that. this is soul crushing.

Answer:Dell XPS 15 9550 - Dell Wireless 1830 802.11ac - Hosted network supported : No - cannot share Ethernet connection over WiFi

same here. :( XPS 13 9350..

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Hi In my laptop, when I try to connect to internet using the Ethernet card, it is not working. My laptop has the following configuration. T500; Windows Vista 64Ethernet card: Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network ConnectionFollowing are what I observed. 1. From command prompt, when I executed the command ipconfig, it is not listing the ethernet adapter connection. C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /allWindows IP Configuration   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Palasseri-Mana   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : My WiFi PAN   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-6A-1A-24-B3   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesWireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WiFi STA   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-6A-1A-24-B2   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : ... Read more

Answer:T500 Ethernet Connection Not working, but wireless is working

Is the adapter listed in the Device Manager, under Network Adapters?Any errors in the Event Viewer?





T500 ~ T9400 2.53GHz 1066MHz 6MBL2 ~ Vista 32bit Home ~ WXGA 15.4 LED ~ ATI Mobility Radeon 3650 ~ 4GB ram ~ Camera ~ 160GB 7200rpm HD ~ Intel Turbo Memory 2GB ~ CD-RW/DVD ~ Intel WiFi 5300

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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.
Posted via [H] Mobile Device
 

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I have a wireless modem and my connection was fine until I attempted to wirelessly connect my printer. After that I can see my wireless connection but every time I attempt to connect I get this simple message saying cannot connect to this network. I have reentered my network code but that didn't work. Kinda new to this, I can normally just play around until I get things straight but I've been at this about 2 days to no avail. HELP!
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Tyranny>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 13:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ad08:b747:53db:d640%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.7
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
Tunnel adapter isatap.hsd1.ms.comcast.net.:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:
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Answer:I can see my wireless connection but i cannot connect, can connect with ethernet

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okay this is sort of weird, on my other computer my ethernet connection is fine (according to the router and the back of the computer) but then when i try to use ie or any other internet based programs it says theres no internet connection. the last time i used the internet that day was when i was removing some spyware and then after i restarted the internet stopped working.
help if you can, if you need tech specs ill post them later im really busy right now tho
thanks!
 

Answer:internet connection lost, ethernet connection fine

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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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At my daughter's school there is a wireless network linking the computers in each classroom. The laptop in the most distant classroom picks up the network but also one from a nereby state school. We don't seem to be able to connect to the local network as it has poor reception. We fitted a USB airial thing and it worked OK. Now, after a reboot, it's back to the state school network.
How can we force the laptop to connect to the local network instead of the state school one?

Answer:Wireless connection to local PC prevented by external wireless connection

Depending on your operating system, there is an option to 'force' your PC to connect to the network of your choice. In W7, for example, go to 'Network and Sharing Centre' in Control Panel, click on 'Manage wireless networks'. You should see a list of all those within range. Right click on the network you want to connect to, click on ' Properties' and tick the box marked 'Connect automatically when this network is within range'. There are similar facilities in XP and Vista.

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A recurring problem is that the ethernet coonection to my fixed PC thru a Hotspot 500 drops off and reverts to the wi fi connection all other home wireless devices (sphones/tablets/etc) access thru the main wifI with no problems.
The reason I use the ethernet connection to my desktop is that it is separated from the router by walls and straight wi fi connect drops the dl speed by about 10mbps. Usual reboot,unblugging, switching hotspot solves it until the next time...more a frustration factor!
Thanks for any pointers
 
- Running Win 10
- BT Smarthub
- Mini Home Hotspot 500 kit
   * Extender (1)
   * Hotspot   (1) - Wi Fi
   * Hotspot   (1) - Ethernet

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i cant seem to get the internet working .. here is the ipconfig
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Stephen.STEVO>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : stevo
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-EA-82-20-4F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.21.6
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
C:\Documents and Settings\Stephen.STEVO>
thanks for any help you guys can give out.
 

Answer:ethernet connection help

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

What country are you located in.
Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
What is the expected Upstream/Downstream speed for your ISP Connection?
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make and model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?

If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?
 

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I have Windows 10 and I have an Ethernet connection that connects to the laptop via a network cable. Recently, when I plugged in the cable, windows 10 is not recognizing that it got plugged in. I got a new modem and cable and it seems to be the computer
at fault here. Please help!

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I have a BT Homehub Option2 and I want to go Wi- Fi so that we can use a laptop elsewhere in the house.My PC havent got an Ethernet connection,I am on B/B via a USB connection,am I correct in thinking that if I get a Wireless Adapter that will solve it,or do I need an Ethernet connection?also will the laptop need an Adapter?gordie

Answer:Wi-Fi connection Do I need Ethernet?

It is advisable to connect your wireless router by ethernet cable to your laptop or PC when you first set up your wireless network. Once the router has been installed you can then connect wirelessly with any PC/laptop in the networkThis guide click here is quite useful reading.

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hi, a question, l am running window xp with a speedtouch router,(wireless) to connect to other pc's in house, all working fine, however have noticed that on the back of the pc tower, where the ethernet cable is plugged into, only the 'orange' light is lit up, shouldn't the green light be doing something as well? ie sending & recieving data? have checked device manager and all says everything is working properly, have also changed ethernet cables as well. any ideas anyone?thankssue

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Is the PC actually sending and receiving data ? LED's can fade or fail with time , as long as the PC can access the internet I wouldn't worry too much . Ashley

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my window xp Pentium dual core did not detect Ethernet connection from model

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my window xp Pentium dual core did not detect Ethernet connection from model

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Hi there hope someone can help with this!I recently bought a buffalo wireless router/modem +usb2.0 wireless adaptor intended for use with a laptop with windows vista and a desktop pc with windows 98,unfortunatly the older desktop wont pick up the adaptor even though i have ran the disc to load the drivers so i was going to set it up with a wired network,but my pc does not have an ethernet connection is there some way i can get round this or some kind of adaptor to change ethernet to say usb or something else.many thanks in advance.

Answer:pc with no ethernet connection

With very rare and specific exceptions, you must have an Ethernet LAN in order to configure a router or other network switch or server anyway. So you're going to need to find an Ethernet-equipped client from somewhere...And since Win98 (crikey, that's old!) has no native support for wireless LAN devices, you will unfortunately need to install the adapter's management software in addition to the driver. WZC was not conceived of ten years ago.

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Since I had Vista Home Basic re-installed on my Dell Vostro Pc I have not been able to connect to the Internet through my ethernet connection. The USB connection has been quite reliable, but I wish to go wireless and require the ethernet connection. Can anyone identify the problem, and suggest a remedy in not too technical terms.I would be most grateful & Many thanksFabrica

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Vista Home Basic re-installed.You probably need to load the ethernet adaptor drivers for your machine, what model number Vostro?Check in device manager and see if there is an exclamation mark against the ethernet (network ) driver.

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can anyone tell me how i can tell if my ethernet connection is working i know where the plug goes inn there should be lights but there isnt any at all cheers

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Yes, there should really be lights. However, it may not be the Ethernet port itself, it could be a broken cable! Also you won't get lights until both ends of the cable are plugged in to working port.Try taking the cable to your local computer shop and asking them if they can test it for you. If they're nice they'll do it for free. If it passes then you know that the problem is with one of your [Ethernet] ports.

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Hello All-Just installed xp on my desktop and I don't think I have a driver for the Ethernet cable. Anyone know how to check my internet connections or install a LAN driver?Thanks,Bill

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You appear to have forgotten to list any System Specifications except Linux i686.Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....

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