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BT wireless BB. Use USB or Ethernet cable ?

Question: BT wireless BB. Use USB or Ethernet cable ?

Got my Voyager 2091 wireless modem/router this AM. Should the main house PC (in the room where the phone line/modem will be) be connected by USB or the yellow (Ethernet??) cable. Which would be best. PC has spare USB ports and Network port on mobo. Other house PC will be wireless on Linksys WUSB54G USB wireless-G adapter. Should this config be easy to get working ? ie. Is it plug and play ? Or could someone point me in direction of a tutorial, if I might encounter problems. Thanks.

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Answer: BT wireless BB. Use USB or Ethernet cable ?

Ethernet (Yeloow) is always best. Disable all software firewalls during setup.I'd suggest reading the manual or disc that come with the gear. Basically it's install the card software and scan for available networks and connect to yours.Enable wireless security (WEP/WPA) once it's all working.

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

Answer:Ethernet Cable with Wireless

Wired or wireless,its up to you.

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I usually switch off the wifi at work when I plug the ethernet cable into the laptop. Was wondering who is at work when both are plugged in and turned on? I'm guessing the wireless connection takes over and is the method running. But that's purely guessing.

i wasn't sure if this topic belongs in the 'hardware' or 'software' heading.
 

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I have a wireless router and adaptor, I have given up with the adaptor and I want to know if I can link my 2nd PC to my wireless router via a ethernet cable?Also if I can what do I have to do with regards to configuration, software, setting etc?I am over 65 and not up with all the jargon you yougsters use, so any help in idiot form please.Jimbob

Answer:Wireless Router to Ethernet Cable?

model of your router please Jimbobsn.

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Hi,My children just got 2 laptops wireless ready, I'm going to purchase Netgear Wireless ADSL G DG834PN from talktalk, my question is can I connect my Dreambox receiver with an Ethernet cable to this router ?without having the headache of setting the wireless network? I have no problem with connecting my box to wired router.Thanks

Answer:Wireless router and Ethernet cable

Yes wireless routers have standard ethernet sockets too. 4 on the Netgear you're getting.

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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
Fysiek... Read more

Answer:Connection through ethernet cable, but not via Wireless

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Hello

I have a dell inspiron 6400, and yesterday it suddenly was unable to connect to my wireless network. It has been randomly disconnecting from the network for a few weeks now, but I have just restarted my PC and it reconnects.

I can now only connect to my network via an ethernet cable.

Do I need to replace my network adapter? Do I need a new laptop? Is there a way I can fix it manually?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Can't connect to a wireless network without an ethernet cable

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network 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, 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 drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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 an error about a missing function, download and install NET Framework.


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Wasn't sure if this was supposed to go here or in networking, so I just put it here.

My family recently got a new desktop computer and my parents are putting it in my brothers room, which is near the opposite end of the house where the router and modem is. Should I just tell them to get some retartedly long Ethernet cord, or is there a good enough wireless adapter I could buy? I know direct connections are almost always better, but I don't think there is a store that sells long ethernet cords that stretch across my house, which is pretty big.
 

Answer:Solved: Ethernet Cable or Wireless Adapter?

It's easy enough to get an Ethernet cable up to 100 meters, and I'd guess that's long enough.
There are many factors that affect wireless reception, including the construction of your dwelling and the hardware you use, so I'd ask a mod to move this to the networking forum where you might get better help.
 

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just yesterday everything was working fine then i got disconnected from the internet i checked through ethenet I was able to connect but when i plugged in the cable to wifi router it did not connect to the internet.
help.
 

Answer:My internet is working on ethernet cable but not on wireless

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Hi all!I want to setup a wireless network in order to get my xbox 360 and my wii online. I'm with virgin media cable and was thinking of purchasing a Linksys WRT54GL router for the job.However, my pc is right next to where the router would be and so i was wondering if i could actually connect the pc via an ethernet cable and wirelessly connect the 360 and wii, thus saving the need to buy a network card for my pc.If not, could I possibly have a few recommendations for a reasonably priced network card, and an idea of how much work would be involved.Thanks in advance!Clive.

Answer:Connect pc via ethernet cable with wireless setup?

In my opinion,its best to connect the router via ethernet to the pc.Sorry dont know enough about the xbox and wii,so cannot comment there.

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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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hi there, my internet was running fine until yesterday, when I tried to connect to the internet, the message "windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary dns server)" came up.. I followed all 4 methods on this website: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-b5d1ec46fae5 but none of them worked for me, I then returned my laptop to factory settings in the hope it will work, but that didnt not work, I then realised it works through the ethernet cable but not wireless..
I ran ipconfig/all with my ethernet cable in and this is the result.. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME THANKYOU
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PC
I-E NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D0-DF-9A-EB-80-B8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::55d0:fccc:9e2c:eb38%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 13 October 2013 11:35:44
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 13 October 2013 12:35:50
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1... Read more

Answer:My internet will only work through ethernet cable not wireless

There may be an issue on the ISP side or router side since restoring to defaults didnt help. Or it could be an issue with the network adapter. Or it could be an issue with the firewall.

Try downloading running these tools (download via ethernet, run on wireless): Network Fix-It Tool (right click on the internet bars on the task bar in the bottom right hand side of the screen, and click "troubleshoot network...") and Firewall Fix-It Tool.

Did you install anything on your PC before this happened? Did Windows install any updates?

Try disabling your AntiVirus. That may be the issue. I doubt it though.

Tell me if any of these solutions help.
 

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So I have been unable to use the internet on my labtop for months. I have another labtop that works fine and a ipod touch that connects through wireless that works fine. I replaced the wireless card itself so I was able to rule that out. Please help me getting it working again. This is what i get when i run ipconfig/all

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Chad>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
nection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-9B-A1-3D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::705f:7ad:df95:6942%9(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.105.66(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Cant connect to internet through wireless or ethernet cable.

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I have had Windows 10 for a while and haven't had this problem until today. My connection was fine until I woke up this morning. I have tried updating my drivers but none are corrupt and are up to date. I have tried several solutions and looked at many videos and I cannot find a fix. Can anyone help?

Answer:My Ethernet cable nor wireless detects router.

Hi Dez37, welcome to the forums. Go to start, search and type cmd right click on the returned command prompt and select run as administrator, at the prompt copy paste:-

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) Please post the notepad outcome here.

Also go to start, search and type devmgmt.msc, press enter, device manager will open, expand the tree under network adapters, tell us what you see.

Try a power cycle, turn off the modem/router and remove all power to it, turn off your computer and remove all power to it (if a laptop take out the battery) with the power off press the computer start button for a second, this will drain any residual power, leave the computer off. Now repower the modem/router and wait until it acquires all lead lights. Once this happens repower your computer, test your connection now.

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I was on here last night trying to get my laptop to connect to wireless internet. I'm still working on figuring that out with the person I bought the laptop from and I may end up purchasing a wireless card, but now my question is:

Can I connect to the internet right now by using an ethernet network cable plugged into my computer and into the D-link router which my desktop computer already accesses the internet from?

I plugged it in but nothing happened.
 

Answer:Using an ethernet cable to connect to wireless router..

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Hi all,

I am running an IBM T60P. with Windows 7. a Cisco Router "linksys E3000"
My wireless has been running fine for the last few years. (win xp and win 7)
Today I wanted to try something (I knew it wouldn't work but figured what the hell" I plugged in an ethernet cable and hooked it up to an old PC to show a friend that you could not just plug this cable in and access another computer. Well I proved I was right, but unfortunately I also screwed something up in my laptop (IBM)
now I can connect to my network, I "see" the network, I am connected to it, excellent range etc, but no internet connection.

now I know its not my router or nothing cuz my other laptops and pc's are all working fine,
its not the range since I have it now sitting literally next to my router)
I tried to recycle router and cable modem
I tried restarting
ugh... HELP!!!

I THINK somehow windows is still looking for this ethernet connection.
anyone have a clue of what the heck happened here???

thank you so much in advance

Answer:ethernet cable screwed up wireless internet?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rockergal


Hi all,

I am running an IBM T60P. with Windows 7. a Cisco Router "linksys E3000"
My wireless has been running fine for the last few years. (win xp and win 7)
Today I wanted to try something (I knew it wouldn't work but figured what the hell" I plugged in an ethernet cable and hooked it up to an old PC to show a friend that you could not just plug this cable in and access another computer. Well I proved I was right, but unfortunately I also screwed something up in my laptop (IBM)
now I can connect to my network, I "see" the network, I am connected to it, excellent range etc, but no internet connection.

now I know its not my router or nothing cuz my other laptops and pc's are all working fine,
its not the range since I have it now sitting literally next to my router)
I tried to recycle router and cable modem
I tried restarting
ugh... HELP!!!

I THINK somehow windows is still looking for this ethernet connection.
anyone have a clue of what the heck happened here???

thank you so much in advance


Open an command prompt and issue the command ipconfig /all and post the output.

Open Network and Sharing center and select the Troubleshoot Problems at the bottom of the Window. Post results, thanks.

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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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hi there, my internet was running fine until yesterday, when i tried to connect to the internet, the message "windows can't communicate with the device or resource (primary dns server)" came up.. i followed all 4 methods on this website: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...evice-or/2801c42d-174b-448c-9753-b5d1ec46fae5 but none of them worked for me, i then returned my laptop to factory settings in the hope it will work, but that didnt not work, i then realised it works through the ethernet cable but not wireless..
i ran ipconfig/all with my ethernet cable in and this is the result.. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME THANKYOU
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8188CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PC
I-E NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D0-DF-9A-EB-80-B8
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::55d0:fccc:9e2c:eb38%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 13 October 2013 11:35:44
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 13 October 2013 12:35:50
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Answer:My internet will only work through ethernet cable not wireless

The DNS settings you have appear to be for Virgin Media in UK

who is your ISP

can we see an ipconfig /all when you are connected by cable and working please

you may want to check you DNS settings and see if changing those to use google open DNS resolves the issue

Google public DNS
Note using google public DNS servers from outside the US may actually slow performace - so use the following as a test to identify DNS issues - if these resolve the issues , then we need to investigate further to optimise the use of DNS
Google public DNS
https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/

Theres also a link on how to setup those DNS IP address up on a PC
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html

Then once you have set up those DNS entries

Flush & register DNS

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

Ipconfig/flushdns
ipconfig/registerdns

If you receive the message
The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator
Start> All Programs> Accessories and then right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

now type the command again
 

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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 all,

I have an O2 wireless box II (Thomson Speedtouch TG585 v7) and I would like to connect it to the internet through an ethernet cable rather than a DSL line, is this possible?

I actually had it working last night by simply plugging it in, but this morning when I woke up it wasnt working at all! Somehow I could only connect to the wireless box but not to the internet!!!

Operating system - Windows Vista

If someone could help me I would be really grateful! Thanks!
 

Answer:Connecting O2 wireless box II to the internet thorugh an ethernet cable

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Hello,

I have just arrived at a friends house to stay for a while and my laptop does not connect to the internet properly through the wireless yet works perfectly when plugged into the router directly through ethernet cable. it is not the actual router's wireless that is broken because there are three other laptops that connect and work just fine.

I have done several virus scans using AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy and other than incredibar nothing has been found so i dont think it is a virus. I thought it might have been the 6to4 adapter so i disabled to no avail.

The problem is not connecting to the network as that works fine and every now and again i can get 10 minutes of internet use before it stops working. most of the time still saying i am connected to the internet for an extra 5 minutes then saying i have a local only connection.

I did and ipconfig /all when plugged into the router and this was the result:

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-5F-B7-C9-EE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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Answer:Laptop connects to the internet through ethernet cable but not through wireless

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee

i would remove AVG - see below , that could be blocking

as you are getting an IP

this does not often work on wireless - but try anyway
- try safemode with networking
as the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu appears - choose
safemode with networking - see if that works
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also try a TCP/IP reset - see below

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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7

Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on the screen ):

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

Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter

ReStart (reboot) the machine.

If you receive the message
The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested... Read more

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I have a combination modem/router supplied by my internet service. My main floor desktop computer is connected directly via Ethernet cable. Two laptops, an ipad and a couple of TV's connect wirelessly. I have a large house with an office in the basement which is pretty much underground and on the other end of the house, so I recently ran a second Ethernet cable from the upstairs modem/router to a desktop computer in my downstairs office. The connection itself worked fine. I did notice, however, that my wireless connections would not work when the second Ethernet cable was plugged into the modem/router. When I unplugged it, wireless started working again. Could the problem be with the Ethernet cable? It is a CAT 5e cable which I made myself since I needed a custom length. It is my first one, so of course I am doubting myself. It works fine except for the problem it creates with my wireless devices. (My level of expertise is a little more than beginner, but I'm not quite sure I would call myself intermediate yet either.)
 

Answer:Solved: Wireless won't work when second ethernet cable plugged in

Check the settings for the ethernet and wireless devices in that basement desktop.

Some computers will disable one device when the other device is being used.

TerryNet and etaf and a few others are the networking experts here, so one of them will probably jump in to help you.

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Hi, I hope you can help - I am trying to connect a ZyXEL P660HW Wireless ADSL Modem router to my Windows XP SP2 desktop computer. I have had various problems but have now managed to get my LAN connectivity back and this is telling me my LAN is connected but the LAN socket on the router is not lighting up when I connect the ethernet cable into the back of the PC.

When I try to connect to the internet via the router nothing is happening and I get the following message after running network diagnostics:-

Error attempting to validate Winsock base providers:2

Not all base service provider entries could be found in this winsock catalog. A reset is needed.

I have run several winsock fixes, they all tell me the catalog has been repaired but I am still getting this error. I have re-set the router (several times) and have configured the IP address and default gateway. I can connect to the internet using my Speedtouch modem with no problems at all.

I have run out of ideas - please help!!
 

Answer:Problems connecting wireless router via ethernet cable

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Hi Everyone
I wonder if anyone can help me please.
Make HP g56 Laptop
ISP Virgin Media Cable 150 meg connection
Router Virgin Media Superhub
Norton Intternet Security
No other protection is turned on

I have two computers connected to the Hub

My wifes computer fujitsu 4 core runs at the true 150 meg speed with wired ethernet cable (Perfect)

My laptop however runs at half speed with wired ethernet connection. In fact it runs at the same speed as it does when connecting via wireless to the same superhub. about 75 megs.

I have posted an ipconfig image if this is any help.

Kindest Regards

Anthony George

Answer:HP Laptop running same speed on ethernet cable as Wireless

Hi .... You have to remember it is up to 150mb ... You will not get this speed all the time ..

Have you just got Virgin Installed lately if so it takes some time to settle ...

Also does your Network Adapter support the top speed ? ...
As for wireless and Lan connections they can be the same speed with Virgin ... Though you should be getting more than 75mb at times ....
Virgin Media - Extremely fast broadband speeds

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I have an old laptop running Windows 2000 and a PC running XP. I decided to use the old laptop as a second monitor using Maxivista, and it requires that both computers be connected by a TCP/IP connection. My PC is connected to the internet wirelessly to a router downstairs, and it is connected to my laptop via an ethernet cable.
Right now the TCP/IP is not working, in the command script when I ping the DNS server and Default Gateway (of the Lan connection) on both computers it doesn't work and it gives me a "request timed out" message.
But the main problem is that when my laptop is on or I have the ethernet cable connected to the laptop the internet on my PC stops working. When I turn off the laptop or pull out the cable my internet starts working again.
Any ideas as to what is the problem?

Answer:Wireless internet disconnects when LAN ethernet cable is plugged in

You must be using a cross-over cable in this instance. A regular LAN patch cable will not work.
Set the IP on your ethernet connection to a different subnet than used by your wireless LAN.

For example, if your Wireless LAN is distributing / using IPs in the subnet 192.168.x.x, set up your ethernet and laptop adapters as follows:

Desktop:
IP address: 10.0.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.0.0.0
Gateway: 10.0.0.2

Laptop:
IP address: 10.0.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.0.0.0
Gateway: 10.0.0.1

You do not need to set any DNS address.

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I have been having BSOD problems ever since I bought this computer (almost a year ago)
Originally it would BSOD on File > Open but I worked around that.
Not It BSODs when ever I either boot it up with some type of internet adapter plugged in, or plug some sort of internet adapter after I turned it on. If I plug it in after it has be turned on, it will run for maybe 10-20 min, and then BSOD.
I was unable to retrieve a System Health Report
I received the error:
Error:

An error occured while attempting to generate the report.
The system cannot find the path specified.
This may relate to me being in safe mode but I'm not sure.

Windows 7 . . .
- x64bit
- Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
- Coming up on 1 year
- 1 year also
- Gateway DX 4840
- Intel Core i3 CPU 550
- 8192mb Ram

Answer:BSOD with Ethernet Cable/Wireless Adapter plugged in

  
Quote: Originally Posted by robozman


I have been having BSOD problems ever since I bought this computer (almost a year ago)
Originally it would BSOD on File > Open but I worked around that.
Not It BSODs when ever I either boot it up with some type of internet adapter plugged in, or plug some sort of internet adapter after I turned it on. If I plug it in after it has be turned on, it will run for maybe 10-20 min, and then BSOD.
I was unable to retrieve a System Health Report
I received the error:
Error:

An error occured while attempting to generate the report.
The system cannot find the path specified.
This may relate to me being in safe mode but I'm not sure.

Windows 7 . . .
- x64bit
- Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
- Coming up on 1 year
- 1 year also
- Gateway DX 4840
- Intel Core i3 CPU 550
- 8192mb Ram


Nothing in the compressed file please try this method

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip... Read more

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I have an Aspire one NAV50 with Windows 7 starter.

One time, when I turned it on, The icon for wireless connection doesn't appear anymore. Every time I try troubleshoot it, it would just say that there is an ethernet cable unplugged. And so, I connected it into the ethernet cable and it works fine. But when I tried it again on the wireless connections, it doesn't locate to any wireless connection.

I've tried the ff on my laptop:

restart
update
scan the laptop with MalwareBytes
Fn+f2
by the way, last night, when I turned on again the laptop, the wireless connections can already be found. However, after few minutes, it went back to being unlocated again.
 

Answer:Laptop would work on ethernet cable not on Wireless Connections

I had doubt the Starter supports the Wireless connecting but since you say " the wireless connections can already be found.", so probably it's possible.
In this case and at the moment the thing I'm thinking about is the driver. Try to update its driver for wireless connecting. (You've said the 'update', but update of what?).
 

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Hi, great site/idea.

I'm having a strange issue regarding internet.
Moved country...Ireland to Australia.
PC had never caused any issues before and was connected to net via a wireless adapter.
Moved to Australia, set up PC, everything seems fine apart from not being able to connect to Internet.

Wireless - when I plug wireless adapter into usb port, toolbar displays Monitor with red x, so i double click and to view network list but my network isn't available....but my neighbors one shows up.....even though according to the status of wireless network connections adaptor is "Not connected"??????but my network is a very strong signal and am actually using it right now on my notebook to send this mail....so adaptor's sees asnother network but not my network which is 1 metre away?????

Ethernet Cable - Plug in cable but nothing happens, no change on toolbar, nothing in Network Connections.
Tried internet with 192.168.0.1 but doesn't work....stumped.

Am I making a simple schoolboy error here?

Checked Device Manager and there is a yellow question mark at Other Devices, opened that and inside yellow question mark and exclamation mark over "other PCI Bridge" and "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

Any advise, cant update any drivers as I cant get PC online obviously.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: PC wont connect to internet via Wireless or Ethernet cable

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Laptop running Windows 7 no wifi to Netgear48 Router I hope someone can help me with this problem please. A new Netgear 48 wireless router was set up some months ago. It works fine on 2 tablets, 2 cell phones (all Androids) and one desktop computer (Win7) All of these will work without the need to be connected to the router, however, my laptop running Win 7 will not connect to the web unless the Ethernet cable is connected between laptop and router when it then works without a problem. I have tried troubleshooting and this has failed to produce a solution and have then checked out the dependency services and got error messages which I cannot correct and really do not understand what they mean. I am aware that these three services are interdependent and if one of these is wrong the other two won't play nicely. However, these only appear to affect the wireless side of the router as no problems are experienced when wired up. These are the details: Peer Name Resolution Protocol Properties (On local computer)Service Name: PNRPservStartup Type: AutomaticService status: stoppedLog on as: Local System Account radio button selected the rest of the screen is emptyAllow service to interact with desktop blankDependencies: This service depends on Peer Network Identity ManagerThe following system components depend on this service: Peer Networking Grouping, PNRP Machine Name Publication ServiceRecovery: Not attemptedAttempted to start the service and got this error message:"W... Read more

Answer:Netgear48 wireless router ethernet cable reqd for laptop

Further to my earlier query, I have checked those dependencies again, this time with the router plugged into the laptop, I got internet connection as expected, but the same errors were still there as noted previously, whatever is preventing me connecting to the internet wirelessly, it cannot be in that area. When the previous router, a Belkin, was setup I used the desktop computer as the main one always plugged into the router with the laptops operating wirelessly. I do not know if this is important, am blundering around trying to find a solution without a clue what to do next. Any ideas?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 597065 MB, Free - 490266 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5742
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Not Updated

Please help me, I don't know what to do.
My internet connection suddenly stopped working and I don't know how to fix it, I've restarted the computer and unplugged the modem, amongst other things, but nothing seems to be working.
The only way I can have internet connection is with the ethernet cable, but it doesn't work without...
 

Answer:Solved: Can only connect to internet with ethernet cable, does not work wireless

you have marked this - solved - has the problem been resolved now

if not
have you made sure the wireless is switched on - often there's a physical switch or a combination of the FN + one of the F keys to control the wireless

post an ipconfig /all and xirrus screen shot
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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlig... Read more

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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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I have just put a new hard drive in my laptop - a sony vaio
It will no longer connect to my university internet through a cable which I just plug into the wall. It has no issue finding wireless connections. I have tried changing the connection cable but it had no effect. In device manager under network adapters it lists: Atheros AR9285 Wirless Network Adapter and there are no warnings associated with that. Underneath in other devices it states that the Ethernet Controller has no driver installed. Is this related?
Any help much appreciated
 

Answer:Laptop won't connect to ethernet cable despite finding wireless connections

Hi Molly123, and welcome to TSG.

Molly123 said:


It will no longer connect to my university internet through a cable which I just plug into the wall.
...
Underneath in other devices it states that the Ethernet Controller has no driver installed.
Is this related?
Click to expand...

A missing Ethernet driver will prevent the wired connection from working.
You can probably use your wireless connection to visit the support section of the the Sony web site and download the missing driver(s) and get instructions on how to install the downloaded driver.
 

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hi all, i'm using a lenovo 3000 N200, i usually connect to the inter-webs via my wireless router all the time. however, since yesterday, suddenly my wireless adaptor refuses to connect properly. I have re-entered my wep pass word, restarted the router everything.  what worries me is that the other laptops in my house are not having this issue. only the lenovo is. AND it was working fine before, nothng has changed. I have tried seraching on this forum, but I can't seem to  find anyone that has managed to resolve this. Or has everyone decided to regress back to ethernet cables  pls advise

Answer:Wireless was working before, now refuse to connect, using ethernet cable still OK, how to resolve?

Just in case, i get the asked the same questions... 1. my wireless adaptor is definately swticed on (the icon is illuminated)2. My wiress adaptor is enabled3. I have tried fn+F5 (it only serves to access the wireless client panel (like a shortcut))4. Device shows that my wireless adaptor is working perfectly in fact it's to be noted that everything was OK, until yesterday / or day before  

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Hi,

I just bought a new router the ASUS RT-N56U .

After setting it up getting ISP provided information everything seemed to work fine but i then i done a speedtest with the ethernet cable plugged in and it would start off at 8Mb/s then would instantly drop to less than 0.5 Mb/s Here is a picture of what it looks like http://prntscr.com/7z9jcl I don't know how to fix it because when im on wireless only it works perfectly fine is there anything i can do?
 

Answer:Solved: Get huge speed drop on ethernet cable not on wireless!!!

There are a lot a variables. How is your cable made? Is it a store bought cable? Did you make it? Is it run or is it just laying on the floor run from router to PC? A little more info might help but ultimately it might come down to without being there to test the actual cable and NiC we won't be able to know for sure.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

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Hello,

I am having problem connecting my laptop to the internet via ethernet cable.

I am typing this from a Mac desktop that is on the same connection - no router in use, just a cable modem.

I have tried 3 different laptops plugging in to the ethernet cable directly to the modem and all say the same thing - limited to no connectivity for the XP machines, and "Local access only" for the Vista machine.

It recognizes the ethernet cable, and it searches for connectivity but does not succeed.

What makes this weird is that the connection itself is live as evidenced by my ability to type on this desktop.

Please help!!
 

Answer:Solved: Can't connect laptop to internet via ethernet cable (wireless is ok)

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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...

- I'm not a millionaire but I dont buy crap so keep that in... Read more

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

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For the past year and a half, I've been using a Netgear N300 Wireless USB Adapter to connect my home-built computer (with Windows 7) to the wifi from the router on the floor directly below me, and it's worked just fine. But lately, for the past couple of weeks, often when I get up in the morning, my little networking icon in my system tray has insisted that there are no available connections, or that it can't find any because my ethernet cable is unplugged. I don't even HAVE an ethernet cable on this computer, and I haven't ever.

I have also noticed that it seems to have this problem during the daylight hours. No matter how many times I restart my computer or reset my adapter or physically go downstairs to make sure Dad hasn't bumped a wire, Dad's computer remains perfectly connected and functional while mine mostly just frustrates me. I get a pretty regular inflow of newsletters from various places, and when I wake up in the afternoon and my internet is down, my Gmail shows no new messages any later than 11 AM, and when my computer is magically able to detect a signal again and autoconnects, this magic seems to happen at around 10, 11 PM.

As an experiment, I plugged my old 2005 Presario (with WinXP) back in and hooked the adapter up to it, and it couldn't connect either. So I was sure it was the adapter so I went out and bought a new one, of the exact same model as my old one. And I'm still having this problem.

What is this an... Read more

Answer:My wireless antenna suddenly insists that my nonexistent ethernet cable is unplugged

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Answer:Bluescreen of death everytime I insert an ethernet cable into an ethernet to usb 3.0 adapter on my xps 15 9550

RforRyan,Who is the maker of the device? Which hub are you using?

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So I am considering installing some Ethernet jacks around the house and I had a question about the wire needed. After reading around it says I might have to use CM rated cable or better for in wall installations which is fine except for the fact I can only find that type in 1000 foot spools (I only need about 100 feet).

Do I need the CM or better rated cable? If so, any ideas as to where I can get two 50 foot cables without having to buy the spools?
 

Answer:Question about ethernet cable needed for new ethernet jack project

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10208&cs_id=1020812&p_id=2158&seq=1&format=2
 

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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??
 

Answer:Sony vaio wont recognize cable modem or ethernet cable?

you need drivers , for the devices with a yellow ! - possibly the chipset
its possible the hardware is damaged , because of the water issue

however, post back the exact sony model and windows version and can look for drivers - should be on the sony support site
 

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Stupid me...I was walking away from my Lenovo y570 and the ethernet cable got caught up around my leg, so I yanked it out of the PC. The metal thingy was busted so I pushed it back and put it in place with a pair of toothpicks. However, the ethernet cable goes out just enough to disconnect me. Can I buy only that metal part, if that's in fact the issue why my cable goes out just a little? I saw just a litle plastic thing that broke off too, is that the thing that keeps the cable locked (can I improvise and how)?My job is on the internet, so it brings the food on my table, please dear people, tell me if there's anything I can do? (HELP) 

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Hi,

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

Since then, I've tried:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello there, i've just built my pc installed all new drivers from mobo and the ethernet cable is plugged into the mobo but windows 10 tells me i still need to connect a ethernet cable into the pc... i do not know what is wrong and i can't see an option in my bios of ethernet cable? if anyone can help i would be really appreciative.

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Hi, I have a brand new Dell Precision Workstation with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I have not been able to connect to networks or the internet. It does not recognize that it is plugged into the network/internet via an ethernet cable. The computer has a Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet adapter which appears to be detected and running normally. However it says "network cable unplugged" even though it is fully plugged in. Does anyone know of a solution or what the problem may be?

Answer:Network cable unplugged message when using ethernet cable

Is that your only connection? What is your network setup? Are you running through a router or a switch?

Try another cable. That one may be bad.

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Hi there,

I have a desktop with Windows XP (SP2 32-bit) and a Dell Laptop with Windows 7 (64-bit). Both have one Network Interface card each. Desktop's NIC is connected to a cable modem for internet. I wish to run internet on both the systems, for that I bought a USB-to-ETHERNET connector and an ethernet cable, so that I could connect USB end to the desktop and the other end (with ethernet cable) to my lappy, and could be able to share internet connection. The USB-to-ETHERNET connector came with an installation cd which I have installed already and I have setup the whole connection but unable to share the internet connection. May be there is some configuration problem or so.. Internet is running fine on desktop. Please help...
Thanks in advance..!!!

PS- I am able to connect both the systems by connecting ethernet cable to both NICs.
 

Answer:networking using USB-to-ETHERNET connector and an ethernet cable

Upgrade the XP to SP3.

Then show for both systems ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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My ethernet port has been not been working for a few months. I go to my networks and there is no ethernet adapter listed...only a wireless adapter. Also, it does not show up in device manager. I reinstalled the driver and then restarted my computer. My ethernet port worked for a little bit, but when I used my computer the next day it did not work, and the ethernet adapter was no longer in device manager. Anyone know what's up?
 

Answer:Ethernet port won't recognize ethernet cable

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I have a cable modem attached to a network (router, cascaded to other routers - different vendors routers but it works / to attach 10 computers). The PCs use a lot of data/bandwith part of the day and works well, generally, but the cable modem sometimes has outages and its important we get network working again. We have no IT support. So thank you in advance for any direction you can provide.

I also have a DSL line/router that is not attached to anything (except it provides wireless).

Question: Can I just swing the cable from the cable modem over to the DSL router and expect internet to work?

I tried it one day and it worked, but we had very limited usage.

I tried it another time when the cable modem/internet failed - and it didn't seem to work. The usage was much higher so I don't know if the amount of data or the required "handshake" would take longer. or what...can you advise. This is just vanilla internet connection. No VPN or such. The applications can be shut down and reopened. But we would rather not have to reboot the PCs.

Second question would be: if I have both DSL and Cable Modem sitting next to each other - can I attach both so they can both be used and provide back up.
 

Answer:Can I just swap Ethernet Cable from Cable Modem to DSL?

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The pc ethernet port has worked 100% up to this point. I'll just tell you what happened, Somehow, the tip of the speaker connection managed to get stuck in the green port.

After reading about what to do online, i opened up the pc and managed to open the back of the sound ports and push out the tip with a paperclip. But when I started up the pc again the ethernet cable wasent being dectected.

I've tried the cable out with the laptop and it works 100%, i've also tried a different cable into the pc and that isint being detected either (works 100% with laptop).

The drivers should be upto date. I had to remove the power supply cables from the inside of the computer to get at the sound ports , maybe i didnt put them back right? What cable controls the ethernet port?

I'm a bit lost, the lights on the lan port dont light up either.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Ethernet cable not being detected. Cable works on other pcs.

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So I work at radioshack and this older lady came in earlier today with a question of a usb-ethernet cable. Now, knowing that they are very different standards I said that such a cable without a bulgy adaptor would be impossible. But, supposedly she had gotten one here (radioshack, not this store specifically)

Am I thinking correctly? We carry a usb network card, but nothing with just a cable.

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So then we went into why she needed this and she says shes got a laptop and frequenty goes to hotels (sales agent of some kind or retired, she was older) and has no way to connect. I got "why not just use the ethernet *port*" and she goes "dont have one". And I go "any laptop new enough to have a USB port should have an ethernet port" and she goes "well its about 10 years old and only has one USB port" and I go "well 10 years is marginal for USB anyway, but it should still have an ethernet port"

So am I right on that? I would expect any sort of laptop to have *some* sort of networking capability. I know anything made in the 21st century is going to have modem/ethernet, and likely 802.11x, but before?

I asked if she gets a chance to bring in the old cable (if she finds it), and/or the laptop so I can look at something that old, but Im trying to verify my knowledge. Doubts suck.
 

Answer:USB->ethernet cable and laptop with USB but not ethernet

I had a Thinkpad T21 (I think that is what it was) that had USB and no etherent, so that is not an uncommon situation.

And any USB -> ethernet would need more than just a cable.. but she may have had one that was fairly small, as the chips can be tiny, and I suppose someone could build one into a slightly oversized RJ45 plug.

==>Lazn
 

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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 apologize if the answer to this Q has been posted somewhere, but I looked 'til I went cross-eyed, and I couldn't find an answer...so here goes. [Btw: I love cross-eyed ppl; my grandma is cross-eyed!]

As stated in my title, my internet connection is Xplornet fixed wireless. The connection from the tripod on the roof into my house is via a network cable. This is where my problem lies. I am quite sure what else to do, because I need the modem along with the router for my setup...apparently... [NOTE: The following explanation is a result of me following the instruction through my Belkin router setup assistant...the setup stops when I cannot get past the first step ]

Since my Siemens SpeedStream 6520 external modem's primary input [for the internet connection] is for a DSL cable, I am basically screwed. Is there such thing as an adapter to plug a DSL cable into one end, and a network cable into the other end so that I can plug into this 'IN' port? All of the other ports on the modem are for network cables, of course, but they are 'outgoing' ports...

HELP!
 

Answer:Xplornet fixed wireless, using a network cable [not a DSL cable]...I can't hook it up

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I have set at home a network.

i have a Linksys router N

2 linksys access points

and several wireless and wired connections

here is my issue:

my NEW access point is using a 15m ethernet cable connection from router, the message i get on my laptop is when i search wireless networks: netweork with no or limited connectivity !

when i change cables and use a shorter one (1.5m) the connection works pefectly !!!

is it a cable problem ? cable too long or cable damaged?

i dont believe it is a setting problem since with the same setting it is working and not working depending on the cable i use.
 

Answer:Access point - Wireless issues (cable or not cable?)

The cables are mis-wired. There should be NO difference between the operation of a short cable and cables up to 100 meters long.
CAT5 Cable Wiring Diagram

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CAT 5, TWISTED-PAIR NETWORK CABLES
 

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Question: Ethernet Cable

I need to replace the Ethernet cable that goes from the Actiontec PK5000 modem/router to my second computer across the room. It's about 10-12 feet long and colored blue. Are these cables pretty much interchangable and change much, since this one has been in use for 4-5 years?
Thanks for you help, hope this is the right forum.

Answer:Ethernet Cable

dalem29
I need to replace the Ethernet cable that goes from the Actiontec PK5000 modem/router to my second computer across the room. It's about 10-12 feet long and colored blue. Are these cables pretty much interchangable and change much, since this one has been in use for 4-5 years?
Thanks for you help, hope this is the right forum.

dalem29
Yes, the cables are interchangable.
The Cat6 RJ-45 cable life depends on where it is installed.
Bev.

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I have plugged my Ethernet cable into the corresponding spots on my laptop, and my modem/router and I can move around on the internet. But when I try to click on steam, it says I'm not connected to the internet. From there I clicked diagnose on the ethernet connection and it said that the connection between access point router, or cable modem and internet is broken. I've tried resetting my modem, and the problem still continues. My laptop runs Windows 7.
 

Answer:Ethernet Cable

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Hello. I found a cable that at first looked like a regular CAT5e cable but when I pulled it out off storage box it had a USB Plug on the other end. What does this do?
 

Answer:USB/Ethernet Cable?

I have seen such a cable used with Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) to go between the UPS unit and the computer. It is used to let the computer know the status of the UPS. The particular ones I have seen have a 10 position plug, instead of the normal 8 position plug used for Ethernet.
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812609051

Can someone confirm if thats an ethernet cable. I'm not too familiar with these things. I'm not sure even if its called an ethernet cable. I need a cable for my internet upstairs to down stairs and I need the wire that fits in the back of my motherboard, and under "Network Connections > Local Area Connections > Speed > 100mbps"

EdIT

OO I have broadband (Verizon FiOS), if that is an important fact
 

Answer:Ethernet Cable??

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At the moment I have PC connected to Broadband with ethernet cable and laptop connected wirelessly. Going to do away with PC and get another laptop. Does one of them have to be connected with ethernet cable, or can they both be used wirelessly. Probably a silly question, but I'm not too savvy with networking yet.

Answer:Do I need to use ethernet cable

You can connect them both wirelessly, but probably best to connect the new laptop with the cable first time then go wireless

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Can I use ethernet cable with wireless laptop. Would that give me quicker connection

Answer:Ethernet cable

Yes and yes

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I am going to be running an ethernet cable to my garage from my house which is separated by a garden. What is the best ethernet cable to use for this? It will be supplying internet to a router to be use as an access point so I do want the strongest one if that is a thing.
Many Thanks,
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I'm thinking of buying a 100-ft CAT 5 ethernet cable and I was just wondering if I would get signal or bandwidth lost if I bought a cable that long.



I bought a super cantenna and it just isn't helping improve my signal or anything.


I've given up on wireless.
 

Answer:100-ft CAT 5 ethernet cable.

You shouldn't have any problems distance wise; cat 5 is good for up to 100 meters.
 

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Hi. I have a DSL connection at home, with 3 mbps downstream and 768 kbs upstream. Sometimes I play fast-paced 3D games and work with large powerpoint presentations online.

My DSL modem offers a connection to my system via an ethernet or a usb cable. I know there's a usb 1.1 and usb 2.0 standard but I suspect this modem offers a usb 2.0 connection because it's a 2004 model. ( correct me if I'm wrong ).

Would there be a difference in online performance between the two types of connection?

I'm thinking there really shouldn't be any because either connection has transfer speeds that easily exceeds my broadband capability
 

Answer:ethernet cable vs usb

Use ethernet. It usually has less CPU overhead. Personaly I would pick up a basic router and have it do the login stuff as it adds an extra layer of protection unless you modem has a router built in.
 

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I bought a New Ethernet cable because my other one broke and its in my router and computer anxiety can't find out how to add the connection Please help

Answer:Ethernet cable

Josh, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them. If I understand your problem correctly, your Ethernet cable broke off in the port on your router.  Is this correct?  Does it still have the clip on the cable or is this what broke?  If you could attach a picture it would be helpful.

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is it possible to connect a router to the bt filter with an ethernet cable rather than a normal line connection

Answer:ethernet cable

I don't think so because they are different sizes and the Ethernet port is designed to go into a PC or games console such as Xbox or PS2 anyway.

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Hi can anyone tell me if you can get an ethernet cable that can be used as usb port ?Ive tried everything else pcmi card,usb port If so can someone please send me a link Hope thats clear enough

Answer:Ethernet cable with usb ?

try here click here and see if this is what your wanting

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I'm looking to replace the Ethernet Cable because its playing up as of late.I'm looking on Ebuyer now at this:click hereIs 4.6 meters the standard size??

Answer:Ethernet Cable

No - that's a telephone cable not an ethernet cable.Ethernet cabling can be anything up to 100m (longer with special cable.This is ethernet cable click hereThere are many other lengths on this site - there are no "standard" lengths.

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Hi all, I just bought a Motorola Surfboard cable modem, it came with a usb cable. My current modem is hooked up using a ethernet cable. Which one is better to use?

Thanks
 

Answer:usb or ethernet cable?

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I need to run an ethernet cable from my TV to my router. There are a lot of cables available with RJ-45 plugs, but I have very little room around the jack in my TV, and most of the available plugs have a stiff collar that sticks out about an inch from the panel. That won't do.

Can anyone recommend a cable that doesn't stick out so far?
 

Answer:Looking for the right ethernet cable

What about a cable such as this one?
 

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My grandson has received his new desktop with Windows 7 Premium 64-bit. He wants to connect it to a modem/router that already is connected to his dad's desktop (there are open ethernet plugs in back of the modem/router.
He would use his Windows 7 computer when his father was not using his Win XP computer. They have DSL connection with 1000/380, I believe.
Our question is, what type of ethernet cable should he use. We were just going to Radio Shack and buying an ethernet cable, but someone told us there are different kinds of ethernet cables. Someone else told us it doesn't matter what ethernet cable you buy as they are all the same.
Can anyone help? What type (model #. etc.) of ethernet cable should we buy?
 

Answer:Ethernet cable

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getting a new dell pc what type of ethernet cable to i need the pc spec says 10/100 ehernet lan and the cable needs to connect between only the pc and my modem,thanks

i have seen one on the tesco direct site it says it has rj45 connectors i have no idea if this is appropriate though
 

Answer:which ethernet cable do i need

You'll want a Cat5 or Cat5e cable with RJ45 connectors. It's a very common cable and available in several lengths and colors. You can get one just about anywhere these days, even places like Wal-Mart and many drug stores.
 

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Question: Ethernet cable

I am thinking of joining Talk talk broadband and phone.My friend has it and he has to connect the modem using the Ethernet cable. The trouble with this for me is that my wife uses that cable to connect her xbox360 to the computer, how would i get around this. or would I have to go wireless modem route.Thanks

Answer:Ethernet cable

is there a usb port

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I am utterly confused.I have had wireless internet up and running for about three years.My isp is aol.Most of the time i'm happy with the service although it can run slow at times but then that happens to them all, doesn't it?My confusion started with probs about a fortnight ago when i couldn't connect.After lots of conflicting advice there was an announcement that thee had been a server problem and things started working again-at least i could login to internat but not use aol software.I ignored this thinking I'd sort it out when I had time.So yesterday i rang aol helpline and after 2nd call was back online-they said the software was corrupt.I uninstalled and re-installed and everything was working fine.I put pc into hibernation came back a few hours later and it wouldn't work.Rang aol =they said it was a server prblem and I'd be able to connect after 15 mins.I tried ,I couldn't.I tried every hour for 54 hours and i still couldn't.Rang back this morning and they said i needed a new ethernet cable because the one i'd been using wasn't an ethernet cable-but how had the wireless been set up in the first place if I was using the wrong cable?any ideas

Answer:ethernet cable

I take it that you don't have the ethernet cable attached! Did you tell AOL that you were using a wireless connection?

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Currently im using a cat 5e cable and just wondering should I buy a cat 6a or a cat 7 cable and why?

Answer:Which Ethernet cable should I use?

Depends where and what it is connected to and the limits of that equipment, i.e. "Cat 7 and it's fairyland of 40-Gigabit speeds" Do you need to quickly transfer super huge amounts of Data on your (home?) network?

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I have recently purchased a new pc, however, the internet keeps disconnecting, I am assuming due to a dodgy Ethernet cable?! I have an ipad and iphone so have previously not had to connect the Ethernet to anything, when I had a laptop I used that wirelessly too. However, when I connected the pc yesterday I noticed that Ethernet cable was slightly loose and every so often the connection drops from my pc. In the past I remember when plugging in the cable into a machine, you hear a clicking noise from when the "clip" gets fixed into place, however, this "clip" has since broken off, my modem is now 10 years old so wear and tear has got to the cable, is this affecting it coming loose all the time? I just want to rule out anything else first, a new Ethernet cable of course is of no problem, I'll get looking on e bay now just incase,
Thanks :)

Answer:Do I need a new Ethernet cable?

I think you may have already answered your own query. A broken clip, a loose connection - you most definitely need a new ethernet cable or your problems will continue.

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ok i just formated my pc and for some reason its not decteing my ethernet cable its in the back and the little light is glowing but i cant go on the internet??? helpp
 

Answer:Ethernet cable >.<

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Answer:ethernet cable

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I have tried to use an ethernet cable instead of wireless from the white BT Hub but when I disable the wireless connection cable will still not work

Answer:Ethernet Cable

if this is permanent then remove your wireless profile from network and sharing-manage wireless networks-then right click and remove.then power everything down for 30 seconds then switch back on with ethernet cable plugged in.is your nic enabled?

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Pardon my ignorance. Is a UTP Patch cable what I would call an Ethernet cable?

Answer:Ethernet cable

Yes, but make sure you don't get a "Crossover Cable" which can also be described as a Patch cable, if it's only an ordinary ethernet cable that you need.

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Hi, can some one please tell my why, when my cable is plugged into my pc & router, I only have the yellow light on & not a green light? i have been loosing internet signal, it goes & comes back usually with a reboot, would the cable be the cause if both lights aren't working? I am running on xp. PS have also tried another cable but no difference.thankssue

Answer:ethernet cable

The only cable that has any effect on your actual internet connection is the ADSL/phone cable.

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Question: Ethernet cable

I was going to buy some ethernet cable through NewEgg and it says "Cat5 Patch cable " is that the same as the regular ethernet cable?
 

Answer:Ethernet cable

Yes.
 

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Hi all, I now have my cheap Tiny computer and need to connect to my router. It only has a space for a phone connector, no ethernet. So I need an ethernet to phone cable , been looking for ages but don't know if it has a special name, can't find one HELPPP please

Answer:Ethernet cable

There's no such thing. You need an ethernet adapter to connect the PC to the router via USB. click hereFine with XP, if you have Vista most of them are incompatible tho.

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Can anyone tell me what sort of ethernet cable I would need to extend the ethernet connection from my cable modem to my computer and how long a cable I would be able to use? Would there be any significant losses and would this adversely affect broadband performance?

Answer:Ethernet cable

Hi, You can buy Cat 5 Ethernet cables in varying lengths very cheaply. Length of cable doesn't come into home computing unless you live in a massive mansion. Cheers, Bill

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hello , i just recently reformatted my ASUS Republic Of Gamers Laptop , After doing so , i installed all new windows updates . and now my pc wont pick up my ethernet cable , what are some things i can do to fix this issue ?
 

Answer:Ethernet Cable

What please have you tried
What OS
What is the exact model details of the laptop please
What I shown in device manager for network adapters for the LAN

What is shown in Control Panel - Network and sharing centre - adapter settings or whatever that network and sharing centre is titled on your OS
 

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I am very new to this forum, but looking on Google this seems to be the best site. I have an ethernet cable located in my room, which runs from the router downstairs. It is used for both my xBox 360 and my PC, you know like sharing it.
But tonight, when I was changing the cable from my PC to put it in my 360, there was a sickening crack, the clip has fallen off, and one of the pins has been covered by a piece of plastic from itself.
This is where I need the help, whats the better option, getting rid of it altogether and going for wireless, or is there a way in which you can take off that RJ45 connector, and connect another one by yourself.
You have no idead how helpful you guys will be if you manage to help me here.
THanks
 

Answer:Really Really need help with my ethernet cable

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I have a cable Router and I am running Win XP Pro SP2. I am buying a 500 gb External hard drive which is network capable and I believe I have to buy a network cable to connect it to my router so I can run it on my network. Could you please tell me what sort of cable I need as I havn't a clue. Thanks very much in advance.

Answer:Ethernet Cable

As far as I'm aware you only require a standard ethernet cable, similar to that used to connect your PC to the router.

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hi due to work being carried out in my daughters attic her ethernet cable was cut it is to much work to fit a new one, can the cable be jointed or extended thanks thanks Chippy

Answer:ethernet cable

Providing there is enough slack you can just match the pairs from each severed half. You can just twist them together but it is better to solder or use a breadblock. If twisting together obviously you will need to insulate with tape each connection from the others. I usually then wrap a piece of tin foil around the whole join to shield it from stray noise. If there is not enough slack then you will need to make two joins with a piece of spare cable. It might be cheaper to buy a short patch lead and cut the plugs off if you don't have a spare piece of cable. Do this when the cable is unplugged or everything is switched off.

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All Ethernet cables are diferant in that they all have and use diferaant number of wires in the Cable. I have DSL so it cam with a standared Ethernet cable but it is very short.If I go buy a longer Ethernet cable how do I know it will work with the MODEM they gave me?What kind of Ethernet cable does DSL USE I have DSL from Verizon.Thanks

Answer:Ethernet cable help

usually cat 5 or cat 6 will work with anything but don't buy a crossover cable that's only for connecting a pc to pc directly without a switch or router. Just make sure that it's a straight through cable and any length or cat5 or cat6 of that cable will work with no problem and will work with any modem

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I have a Dell laptop and use Windows Vista. I had to re-install the OS after it crashed and ever since I did this the laptop will not recognize the ethernet cable. The portal lights up when I plug it in but it never connects to the internet. I can access the internet fine with a wireless connection. Do I need to download a certain driver? I know the problem isn't with the cable or modem as I am using it right now on my work laptop. Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Ethernet Cable

Probably need to download the LAN driver
for your model from dell website support section.
 

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i need an " RJ45 Ethernet cable " for college next year... I searched for it on newegg, monarch, circuit city, and best buy, but i didnt find anything... Where can i get one? I know what an ethernet cable is, but what is the 'RJ45 ' thing about?

Answer:RJ45 Ethernet cable

RJ45 describes the socket. Its 8 lines unlike the 4 lines of a telephone. You won't have much results trying to find a RJ45 cable. They're commonly known as CAT/5 (100mb standard?) or CAT/6 (Gigabit ethernet standard) cables. Depending on the length required, here are some links.
Newegg:
CAT/5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
or
CAT/6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
One on Circuit City:
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Belki...oductDetail.do
Monarch:
rj45 works on this one.
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...CH&Search=rj45

Research & Information:
RJ45:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RJ45
CAT/5:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_5_cable
CAT/6:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category_6_cable

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Hi all,
I'm using Dell Inspiron 1545, I installed "Marvel yukon" LAN driver and "Marvel yukon wi-fi driver". When plug-in the Ethernet cable Previously LAN driver detecting and internet was coming as use all. But from the last 2days when i plug-in my ethernet cable it remains calm, and LAN icon on taskbar is showing "X" (into) mark. I disable and enable the LAN connection on my network places its showing "acquiring network address" and in seconds it showing "Not connected or unplugged". I kept the same cable on my friend's same DELL inspiron 1545 laptop its working cool. But im facing the problem. I uninstall and installed the LAN driver also.
But i am facing the same problem. please help me regarding this.

Thanks in advance,
-Manohar.G
 

Answer:Ethernet cable not detecting

you may need to switch off the device you are plugging into - can you provide details of this device make and model

switch off
plug the LAN cable connected to your PC in
switch the device on

see if aquires and IP now

post back - you will need to copy onto internet connected PC - using a usb drive or CD
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

{Ping Tests}

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping google.com
then:
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V t... Read more

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Sorry for what must be a daft question.
Too many choices!
I want to buy a fifty metre long cable to connect my router (supplied by Fleur) in the house to the back of my elderly bench-top pc in the garage, both of which require a fitting with a little tab sticking out. This means buying a cable with the same fitting at either end, it seems.
My b'band speed is about 6Mbps, which is faster than me.
Do I need a 'patch cable' or a cord, or what?
Many thanks for your replies, I hope.

Answer:Ethernet cable choice

Hi,
This should do it already has 2 male ends
Amazon.com: New 200ft 60m Blue RJ45 CAT5e Ethernet LAN Network Internet Computer Patch Solid wire 24 AWG UTP Cable: Computers & Accessories

Amazon.com: Cable Matters Cat6a Snagless Shielded (SSTP/SFTP) Ethernet Patch Cable in Black 200 Feet: Industrial & Scientific

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I have a desktop connected to Broadband via a Wanadoo USB Speedtouch modem. I'm using Windows 2000 and I've never networked PCs together.I have an option to use a work laptop through VPN (Virtual Network) but need to connect the laptop via an Ethernet cable (which I have) as there is no wireless card installed. What simple options do I have for using my one phone line to retain a broadband connection for my desktop and cable my work laptop to the same connection for VPN?Thanks, let me know if you need more!

Answer:Ethernet cable connection

Your best option would be to buy a router, this you connect your telephone line to and the computers via ethernet cable.

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