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Wireless and ethernet question.

Question: Wireless and ethernet question.

Hi, At work we have 5 computers all networked together via ethernet cables. We also have 4 stand alone computers that we would like to network via a wireless network so that they can share a broadband connection. So far so good. Can we also connect one of the ethernet connected PC's wirelessly as well. Would this work or can't you connect via Ethernet and wireless at the same time? Ta, Dennis.

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Answer: Wireless and ethernet question.

You have also posted this in the Helproom. Please don't keep two threads open.

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Hey is there anyway i could use my computer to get on a wireless network and then hook my computer up to a wired router and share the connection? id like to get on xbox live using my wireless.( its fast enough) thanks
 

Answer:Wireless to ethernet question

What is the nature of your Internet source?


 

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I'm currently using 2 different isp's one wireless and the other ethernet trying to use them both at the same time to download or browse making them work together is this even possible?

thanks
 

Answer:Wireless/ethernet question

Yes, it is. . . You would at the very least need a "Dual WAN" router to handle the distributing the bandwidth. Then once you have a router that can handle it you can look into the pro's and con's of the different methods of spreading the bandwidth around.
 

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Look, heres the deal. I have A router upstairs, and im on my laptop downstairs, wirelessly. But, i have a Playstation 2, that does not support wireless, and no way to connect online with it. Is there a way to somehow channel the wireless through my laptop, and use my laptop as a "hub" for my PS2 to get online? Anyway at all? Just know, that as im typing this, i personally feel that this ishighly unlikely, but it doesn't hurt to ask....you know, just to be sure.
 

Answer:Random Wireless/Ethernet Question

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Ok here is the deal... right now i have my computer set up on the second floor of my house. What i want to do is set my computer up in my room, down in the basement, but since the internet comes in where my computer is currently i could'nt get the internet without somekind of network to my basement.

My question is.. Can i set up a 802.11g router on the second floor (looking at the D-link DI-524) and have it reach 2 floors down? all i would need is about a 5mbs connect.

Also.. Do you have to have a computer wired to the router, or would it be good just sitting on a desk by itself?
 

Answer:Quick Question about wireless Ethernet.

It's hard to know whether or not it will work.

What I would do is see if I had a buddy that had either the same wireless router, or another brand of wireless router and ask him if I could borrow it. Set it up and just see if it works. You could always just go ahead and buy the wireless router and try it, if it doesnt work you could attempt to return it to the store. That's a hit or miss deal though.

To answer your other question, no you do not need a computer hard-wired to the router.
 

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Hello,

I have an ethernet cable run in my house. What I need to figure out is if there is such thing an ethernet switch that does not require a power source. (or something that can get this situation resolved)

Here is my situation:
I have a cable ran to my basement, and have a bedroom directly above the basement that needs an ethernet run. It is not possible for me to run a completely new cable from the original starting point, so I was somehow hoping to use the cable going to the basement, put a head on it, put it into a switch/hub/splitter and run a cable out of it to the room directly above, and use the other cable coming out to stay in the basement.

Is there something that can do this for me? Is there a better way to do so? What would you suggest? Thanks!

UPDATE: Please refer to post #4 for more details.
 

Answer:Solved: Such thing as an Ethernet switch that doesn't need power? Question about ethernet run

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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

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

Answer:convert ethernet port on laptop to wireless ethernet bridge

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

Answer:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

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

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

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? 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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I know people have been down this route B4 but could anyone confirm what I have been told by BT help desk. I have BT broadband using a USB connection and would like to add a wireless network to my PC's, in different rooms. My current modem does not have an ethernet connection so I have been informd by BT to purchase a new modem with the ethernet connections and the appropriate adapter to my other machine. Is this the correct approach to this situation,or is there a more simpler aproach.

Answer:USB or Ethernet that is the question

You have several options. One is to buy a Wireless ADSL Router (this will give you the wireless bit and ADSL connection for all computers networked to it).You could do as BT suggest and buy an ADSL modem with an RJ45 connection and plug that into a Router (this may not work for ADSL)Or you could buy a wireless hub and use Internet Connection Sharing for the ADSL (you would have to have the host computer one all the time).

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Question: Ethernet question

I am fixing up an old computer. It has an onboard SIS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adaptor which does not work. I have installed a NIC card in an available PCI slot but I've had nothing but problems since. Do I have to disable the SIS Adaptor and if so do I just do that in Device Manager (I've tried that and it didn't help) or do I have to go into BIOS? I can't seem to install the driver for the new D-Link card, it starts to install and then stops and says the installation failed.

Any suggestions?

I'm running XP Pro and it is an older machine 677 MHz with 256 Mb Ram

Thanks in advance

theolddog
 

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Question: Ethernet question

I have a wired internet setup.

Modem ethernet cable to the back of my computer

No available ethernet slots on the modem or on back of PC

If i want to wire my xbox with internet, do I need to get an ethernet card?...or is there a different way to do this
 

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Question: ethernet question

I'm visiting my friend at her apartment and her internet only works through an ethernet cable. I unplugged the cable from her computer and plugged it into mine and it worked perfectly but when we switched it back to her computer her internet takes forever to identify and ends with local only connection how do we fix her computer?
 

Answer:ethernet question

how do we fix her computer?Click to expand...

What is wrong with her computer?

If she has a modem (only) you almost always have to power cycle (unplug for 30 seconds) it when switching the device connected to it. Did you do that when switching back to her computer?
 

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hi..I want to upgrade the firmware on my wireless router....It say's it is best to plug in the ethernet lead, because if the signal drops during the upgrade it will wreck the router, having never use the lead, I have plugged it into the router and the laptop, the thing is, nothing changed, how do i know if it connected by the lead..hope that makes sense..thanks

Answer:a question about ethernet ?

I think you have to uninstall the wireless network and setup the new one using only the wired solution.

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Question: ethernet question

Ok i'm a gamer and i have a internet connectioin speed of 1536kps through alltel. I have no problem with the download speed on the internet its like 145 to 155k a sec. My problem is that on my game(couter-strike) my ping is no
where close to where it should be with the connection i have. I even went on cnet.com and run the bandwidth meter on my connection and it says that I'm only gettting a connection speed of 450 to 460kps this doesn't make any sence to me?? I've even called alltel talked to them for two hours trying to figure something out and he did several test on my download speed, but i'm not sure if hes getting the right thing,he says i'm up to speed. I need some help on what i should do to get this right!! Here is as much info as i can give you on what I have:

DELL 4600 (three months old)
NEtwork card:Intel PRO/100 VE network connection
ROuter: D-link DI-604 10/100 ethernetbroandband router
Modem: SPeedStream ethernet DSL modem

IF anybody can help me that would be great! Thanks GDman
 

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Hi,I'm trying to connect a talktalk speedtouch modem to a Belkin routerThe problem I have is that the line coming out of the speedtouch modem ends in a USB connection - but I need this to be ethernet to fit into the router!Firstly is there any way of (via some sort of a box type thing) that I can plug the USB connection into and get an ethernet cable one out the other side?Or, secondly is there any easier way to get the router to work? (I'm a newbie with routers!)Thanks!PC Pentium 4 3.00 with Vista + TalkTalk Broadband (via a BT exchange)

Answer:usb to ethernet question

You *CANNOT* use a USB ADSL Modem with a Router. What you require is a combined "Router & ADSL Modem" which replaces the USB Modem and connects directly to the phone line.If the Belkin Router is a "Cable/DSL Router", with an ethernet WAN port, then you have the wrong type of Router. It is suitable for use with Virgin's *CABLE* broadband service.

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

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet LAN

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

Answer:Wireless but no ethernet

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

Ed

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

Answer:Ethernet Vs Wireless

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

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

Answer:Wireless and ethernet

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

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

does this make sense?

is this possible?

thank you

denny
 

Answer:using ethernet instead of wireless???

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

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

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Su... Read more

Answer:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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

Answer:Ethernet OK, but no wireless

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks for your help!

Johnathon
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks
mausie
AKA foufymaus
 

Answer:Ethernet -vs- Wireless

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

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

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

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

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

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

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

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Hi everyone

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

Thanks in advance

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mw2


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


Surprise, surprise...

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

Answer:Wireless to ethernet

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

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Hello,

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

Thanks for your help!

Johnathon
 

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

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

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

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

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

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

Type the following command:

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

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

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

C:\Users\WYN>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-CD-F0-BD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d91f:81b7:31ff:4ac1%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 August 2012 10:36:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 August 2012 10:42:13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

Answer:Ethernet Yes, Wireless No?

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

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

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

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

Here are a number of possible solutions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions anyone ! !
 

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

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

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

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

-Scott
 

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

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

Thankyou
 

Answer:Ethernet and wireless

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

Answer:set top box wireless and ethernet?

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

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Hi

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

Thanks

Daniel

Answer:Ethernet and Wireless

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

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

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

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

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

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

Any help will be appreciated!
 

Answer:Pc not getting wireless through ethernet

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


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


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

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

Answer:Ethernet to Wireless...

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

Do you really not have ANY free USB ports?

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Simple question,

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

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

Answer:Wireless to Ethernet

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


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

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

Answer:Wireless vs. Ethernet

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

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

Answer:Wireless or Ethernet

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A little confusion here - When I log onto my Verizon router page (that 198.xxx thing), I show many menus but the following 2 have me a little confused. One says "network connection" type is: Ethernet - I do have a yellow cable coming out of my Actiontec router to the pc so I get that. Another menu says "wireless settings" and this says "wireless" which I have set to WPA and the mode is 802.11g "only". Is this system wireless or ethernet or both? I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point.. Am I all set with this configuration? (knowing I have to buy a box of some sort, Roku or Apple or something) and if I do have a wireless connection, can I connect the two without cables running from one to another? Hope that is all clear. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Ethernet or wireless?

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

both

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

someone else will need to answer the netflix service

from what I can see on the website
http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
you can watch via a PC


http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
Can I also watch instantly on my PC or Mac?

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

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

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

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

thanks
 

Answer:Ethernet to Wireless, is this possible?

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

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

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

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I need to wire two Ethernet cables from one side of my house to the other, Both of them won't lead to the same place though. One will go upstairs into one room; it will connect to an Xbox 360. The other cable will go downstairs and connect to a wireless access point for Internet use.

My question is, should I use cat5e cable or cat6? I know cat6 has more than double the bandwith but I'm going to only be using the internet and Xbox Live. In this case, will cat5e and cat6 make a difference? I want to know if cat6 is even a bit faster.
 

Answer:Ethernet Cable Question

Go ahead and use CAT6. It will be fine.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 4600 5 year old pc that runs XP.
I'm streaming a live webcam that shoots the birds at my window.
I am allowed 512 mbps but rarely get that so that the stream looks crappy.
Someone mentioned that I should get a new Ethernet card and it would improve my wildly intermittent upload speed . Is this true ?
If so, which card should I get.
Thanks for any help in advance.
Btw if you like birds and have no life like me my site is:
Flaco's Bird Cam on Ustreamtv.com
 

Answer:Ethernet Card question

Your internet provider is really whats hurtting you upstream. 512 is pretty low see that DSL is about 768 and Cable is about 1200-1600. A webcam with a 512 isn't really going to look good no matter what ethernet card you use. Hope this helps.

In other words, you need a new ISP.
 

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With Windows 7, There was a place to check if you wanted the computer to search for a
Ethernt connection before connecting to wifi.

I can't find that in W10, and am having difficulties getting the
Ethernet connection to work. I am starting a new job and wireless is prohibited, but Ethernet is not working with 10.

Is there such a place in W10 to do what I did in W7? If so, how do I get there?

Answer:Ethernet connection question

It is still in the same place as it has always been. Right Click on the Network Icon as it has been since XP.

Nothing got moved. Only major change is that the System Settings panel is taking over in place of the Control Panel. It is for certain items at this time.

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I just recently got a Sony Vaio and it has two connections for internet a dial-up phone line and a ethernet connection.....What I was wondering was the following:

What is ethernet? How does it work? Do I need to buy something to make it work? Does it work with AOL 9.0? If yes, do I have to change my AOL 9.0 from dial-up to something else?

Thanx in advance to anyone who responds!!!!!!
 

Answer:Question About Ethernet!!!!! Please Help ASAP!!!!

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I am giving up on wireless, so I need a long and durable ethernet cable. (Around 15 feet to go from one room to the next.)

I have a normal Belkin cable now, and it got damaged in the doorway. I don't want to drill any holes, so is there a strong cable that won't get penetrated? Perhaps with a metal like surface or hard plastic?

Also, are there flat ethernet cables that can fit under doorwars and the like? Links appreciated!
 

Answer:Ethernet cable question

I don't have any links but there are flat ethernet cables, not sure how reliable they are. Radio shack carries them I believe parts places do as well. you could aslo look into getting some sheilding to slip the wire through but the best bet is to also ease the area the cable is passing through or... drill.
 

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Hello network gurus,

I currently have a pair of netgear powerline adapters. One of them is plugged into the wall in my office and connected directly to my router/switch. The 2nd is in my family room and hooked up to my media pc. It seems to work pretty good.

I was thinking about adding a 2nd pair. Again, i would have a second adapter in my office in another outlet on another port in my router/switch. and then one in my bedroom.

Question:
I am assuming my office power is all on one circuit. I am not sure if this matters, but will having two powerline ethernet adapters sourcing out of the same room be a problem?
(for the second one, i am going to be using Belkin, but im not sure if that matters)

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Question about Powerline Ethernet

I don't think you need to add another pair, just one adapter for the new location.
 

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Hi all. Can anyone confirm what settings I need to enable to allow a laptop to share a DSL connection on a desktop?I've got the LAN up and running and all seems okay, but my laptop cannot access the net. Zoom PPP DSL is displayed in Network Connections on the laptop, and its status is connected.What have I missed?

Answer:Quick question about my Ethernet LAN

I don't understand from your message which computer is actually connected to the internet. I would have thought it was the desktop but, if that is the case, and you have enabled "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection in the "host" PC, the "client" PC (laptop) would get its internet access over the LAN from the "host" - there shouldn't be an entry in the Network Connections folder showing "Zoom PPP DSL" and that it is connected.

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Hi, I all. I am new to this forum. I have an SMC 7004 br router central to my home network. This has been working well for the past 5 years. I recently purchased a Gibabit network attached storage NAS (Buffalo technology Linkstation). I have put all of my digitized movies and files on this linkstation. I also bought a gigabit unmanaged 8 port switch. I connected the uplink on the switch to the one of the 4 ports on the 10/100 SMC 7004. I then connected the Linkstation NAS into one of the 8 ports on the gigabit switch. I connected my computer that has an onboard gigabit adaptor into another port on the gigabit switch. I set up the SMC routher for DHCP so it supplies ip addresses to the devices on the gigabit switch. The question I have is will to files on the Linkstation download to the computer at gigabit speeds as these 2 devices are connected to the gigabit switch and both are gigabit speed devices or will the transfer speed be lowered due to the 10/100 smc router?
 

Answer:Question concerning Gigabit ethernet

The communication between the Linkstation and the computer will be through the switch (only); thus, you will get the gigabit benefits.
 

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I have recently installed an old WinXP desktop PC to my workshop. It lay in the loft the last few years packed and unused. I have it all working now updated to XP SP3 final updates and it is at present connecting to the internet through a long Cat5E cable from my Virgin superhub 2 modem. The XP PC connects via a VIA VT-6102 Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter on the motherboard. My question is, can someone with more technical knowledge tell me if this adapter is wireless capable and if so what do I need to get it connected wirelessly to the Virgin Superhub wi-fi?.

Answer:Ethernet Adapter Question?.

The VIA Rhine product family comprises 10/100Mbps Ethernet Network Interface Card(NIC). Purchase wireless USB adapter to connect to wireless router.
 

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hello, i have a simple question, i just recently installed a fresh copy of windows xp sp2 on my computer, after the installation i found out that my internet wasnt working, and in the device manager, there was a exclamation mark next to ethernet controller so i figured it needed the drivers, but i dont have any cds of drivers or anything and have tried to search online for the drivers but had no succes, ..What was interesting to me is that i know that a ethernet pci card is installed automatically by windows but this ethernet is built into the motherboard,, i have been doing some research but havent been able to find any drives as i dont now what kind to look for,, i know this is a simple problem , but if anybody can help me i would really appreciate it THANKX..
 

Answer:ethernet port question

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can anyone please tell me if an ethernet cable will still work if one of the wires inside it gets broken? i have read that only four of the wires contained within the cable are used so is it possible it will still work? thanks
 

Answer:ethernet cable question

If the wire that's broken isnt needed it will work, best just to get a new cable...
 

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hi, i have a adsl BT wireless router for two PC's, all works well, one of the PC's stays where it is, anyway....in the kit supplied was a ethernet cable, would i gain anything by plugging the cable in to the router and PC, so just one of them was wireless, or have i lost the plot about what the cable is for?....thanks

Answer:A question about a ethernet cable..

I notice nobody's answered you on what looks like a simple enquiry. I have been having a look at the BT shop site, I think this maybe the router you're looking at: click hereIt does say in the blurb;4 Ethernet ports to enable wired connections to PC's, games consoles and other Ethernet-enabled equipmentThe cable is supplied to allow devices that are not capable of using the wireless network to be connected using the Ethernet cable. I can't see any reason why you shouldn't use the cable to connect the static computer if that's your want.That's my take on it anyway.

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Currently, we have DSL and the DSL modem also functions as a 100 Mbit 4 port router.

Here's my question




In such a setup, will transfer speeds between PCs be gigabit or 100Mbit? I think the DSL modem will still be assigning the local IPs in such a situation, so I'm wondering what speeds would result.
 

Answer:Question about gigabit ethernet

PC to PC should be Gigabit speeds if they are all connected to the gigabit switch
 

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OK, Im going to connect a computer to a router together with an ethernet cable, I look at the shop (newegg.com) and i see that there are 2 types of 100ft ethernet cables (I need a 100 ft one), one is 7.99 and is labeled :
TRENDware/ TRENDnet 100 Foot Cat 5e Stranded Patch Cable, Model "TC-100C5EB"
and the other is 25.99 and labeled:
BELKIN Component Category 6 Cat. 6 Snagless patch cable, 100 Feet, Model "A3L980-100cS"_

My question is, what is the difference between them? and would it matter which one i had?
ok im not making this very clear, and i also know nothing about computers so ill do a diagram

ROUTER-----------CABLE MODEM----------COMPUTER (UPSTAIRS)
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l
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l
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COMPUTER (DOWNSTAIRS)

The lines are ethernet cables

ok so to reemphasize Does it matter which one i get? or should i go with the cheap one?

Thanks very much

Answer:Ethernet Cable Question

If you were running a high end corporate office then I would suggest CAT 6, but for the home use there is no need to spent all that money, go with the cheap one.

cheers

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I have recently installed an old WinXP desktop PC to my workshop. It lay in the loft the last few years packed and unused. I have it all working now updated to XP SP3 final updates and it is at present connecting to the internet through a long Cat5E cable from my Virgin superhub 2 modem. The XP PC connects via a VIA VT-6102 Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter on the motherboard. My question is, can someone with more technical knowledge tell me if this adapter is wireless capable and if so what do I need to get it connected wirelessly to the Virgin Superhub wi-fi?.

Answer:Ethernet Adapter Question?.

Ethernet and wireless are not the same thing so no you cannot use it to connect wirelessly to the internet. However you can buy a wireless adapter if you can find one compatible with XP. That won't be easy and you might have to go with a site that uses private sellers such as ebay or amazon.

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I am looking to replace my FIOS modem / Ruter with the Ubiquity lite.

Question tho, currently it's connected via coax, that Verizon ran up the outside of my 2 story house and then through the attic to my office.

I need to replace that cable with ethernet, but the question is do I go through the wall into the garage, and then try to fish ethernet through the house (office is opposite side of house, 1 floor up), or run a cable from the ONT tacked to the coax line up the side, then into the attic.

The line will probably only be outside for 15 feet or so before entering the attic.

I've read about the direct burial ethernet lines, and that's the way I'd go.
The main question is lightning. For such a short run, how likely will it be to pickup a charge from storms?

I REALLY don't want to run a line inside, as this will be an absolute pain, just wondering if other people have done something similar and have feedback?

Thanks
Brad
 

Answer:Externet Ethernet Question

really hard to tell without seeing the setup... the ONT is outside?

i have a spool of ubiquti toughcable i would use, but i would run as little outside as possible, just for the sake of looks...

you just need something shielded with proper grounding and something that has some kind of UV resistance... i've seen way too many phone installs w/ plain 'ol cat5e go to crap after a few short years, i'd only imagine running data would be 10x worse...

for this i think you would only want to ground the shielding on the outside to the ONT, leave it off on the inside, maybe somebody else can chime in to confirm that...
 

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With Windows 7, There was a place to check if you wanted the computer to search for a
Ethernt connection before connecting to wifi.

I can't find that in W10, and am having difficulties getting the
Ethernet connection to work. I am starting a new job and wireless is prohibited, but Ethernet is not working with 10.

Is there such a place in W10 to do what I did in W7? If so, how do I get there?

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On my PC i think I have an Ethernet port but Im not sure if it is. Is it supposed to be like twice the width of a USB port and the same height? Its right next to my two USB 1 ports so I dont know if its just another USB port (perhaps a USB 2.0 port) or if its really an Ethernet port. Thanks in advance. If it helps, my OS is a Win98 SE.
 

Answer:Easy Ethernet Question

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HiI am using a Siemens wireless router but using it via a wired connection.The Ethernet socket at the rear that my router connects to the pc too is always lit up, even though pc is powered off!Is this ok & why does it do this?Also, is there any way of checking out if all is ok within my pc, hard drive & the electrical mechanics of the system, without taking the thing to bits & having a look!CheersGaz

Answer:Ethernet socket question & 1 other!

Most PC's have a BIOS option to "Wake up on LAN", so this would require the Ethernet socket to be permanently active. The only way for a motherboard to be completely unpowered is to switch off the mains supply to the computer.

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Hi folks

I am interested in playing some of my ps2 games online, more specifically pro evolution 5.
At the moment my setup is i have a switch connected to my blueyonder cable modem 1mbps. is it simple case of me buying this network adapter that i attach to my ps2 and run a cat5 cable to my ps2 to switch and bobs your uncle

Do i need to pay extra fees to blueyonder to receive this service. thanks.

I have looked on the blueyonder website and cannot find anything to do with console gaming which proved useful.

Also does anyone know any uk sites where i can pick up a cheap network apater for ps2.

thanks again
 

Answer:ethernet adapter ps2 question

is very simple to hook ps2 online, just buy network adapter and hook the cat5 cable from network adapter to router or directly to modem. No need to configure nothing. Only thing you will be ask by ps2 is to make a connection profile which is self explainatory and easy to do.

No need for extra free or nothing.
 

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hey guys i have a quick question bout a situation i have going on. the computer i am now on is hooked up into the internet via a wall ethernet jack, which is hooked into an ethernet switch (or hub i think) in another room where the cable modem is located. the tv that i play my xbox 360 on is a good 10 feet away or so, and i want to get connected onto xbox live from there.

i have an ethernet cable that is long enough to run from the xbox itself to the wall ethernet jack that the computer is hooked into.

what my question is is that if i buy another ethernet switch and hook it into the wall jack, and then from that switch run another ethernet line into the computer which is literally right on top of the jack and then another line from that switch into the xbox 10 feet away, if this will work since the wall jack itself is hooked into another ethernet switch in another room.

i can kinda guess that was kinda annoying to follow but i just wanted to explain everything to avoid confusion. help would be really appreciated . thanks guys
 

Answer:ethernet switch question

im not sure if theres a difference between a hub and a switch, but i do know that the wall jack is hooked into an 8 port linksys ethernet switch. if that helps at all
 

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Hi guys,

have i got this right?

are most standard 100mb/sec ethernet networks 100basetx? and are they running full duplex? (Can this actually be set? or is it usually in full duplex (is this pretty standard) though i know gigabit networks are becoming the norm.

let me know
please
 

Answer:quick ethernet question

Yes. Most use 100BaseT because it's the cheapest to implement. I have worked on systems which use fiber.

As far as duplex, it depends. In most networks now that use 100BaseT, they are most likely using a switch. In this situation, there is no reason not to run full duplex. In addition, most people use auto negotiation between the NIC and switch. If the auto negotiation works correctly, both ends will negotiate to run full duplex. Some times, the auto negotiation doesn't work quite correctly. You'll see this with inconsistent network performance. If a managed switch is used, you can see problems pointing to a layer 1 problem by looking at error counters like CRC, giants, runts, etc necessitating the need to manually set the port settings on both ends.
 

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I have recently installed an old WinXP desktop PC to my workshop. It lay in the loft the last few years packed and unused. I have it all working now updated to XP SP3 final updates and it is at present connecting to the internet through a long Cat5E cable from my Virgin superhub 2 modem. The XP PC connects via a VIA VT-6102 Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter on the motherboard. My question is, can someone with more technical knowledge tell me if this adapter is wireless capable and if so what do I need to get it connected wirelessly to the Virgin Superhub wi-fi?.

Answer:Ethernet Adapter Question?.

The VIA Rhine product family comprises 10/100Mbps Ethernet Network Interface Card(NIC). Purchase wireless USB adapter to connect to wireless router.
 

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New to DSL here AND wireless. Been on dialup since the beginning of internet (- 80's) so I am used to just running a phone jack to wherever I needed a computer. I just went with Bellsouth's DSL. (lying thieves - got their $58 a month service & they charge me $80.. but I digress). They sent me one router which I have hard wired to the ehthernet outlet on my old desktop HP. Now I realize that I need to get a laptop for backup, etc. Assuming that the laptop will come with the 802.11 wireless stuff, would my best bet be to buy a couple of the ethernet tranciever things .... One to plug into the eternet port on the router & another to plug into the ethernet port on the desktop? I live alone, so i'm not really trying to start a LAN for a family. I just want to be able to use the laptop in different areas of my house / still use my old dsktop PC & do it the easiest, cheapest, least likely to give me problems. Thanks.
 

Answer:really basic DSL/ethernet question

Not real clear as to what question you are asking!

If you decide to go with a laptop, most come with wireless adapters built in, but not all. To have this work with your existing setup, you will need to have a wireless router. You didn't state if the router you received from Bellsouth was wireless or not.

This would allow for roaming capabilities in your home provided you don't try to stray too far from the router.
 

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I need to buy a 25m ethernet/patch cable but before i do, i was wanting to know what the difference is between 'snagless', 'assembled' and 'booted' cables?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Ethernet Cables Question

Assembled: the cables are assembled, as opposed to buying a 25m roll of plain cable and putting the connecters on each end yourself. This image
http://www.lanshop.co.uk/CategoryImages/CAT5Xl.jpg shows an assembled (but not booted/snagless) cable.

Snagless: http://www.lanshop.co.uk/CategoryImages/B980l.jpg

Booted: http://www.lanshop.co.uk/CategoryImages/CBT5Xl.jpg
 

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Ok heres the scenario folks. We have a user in the warehouse who has a machine that needs to hit the network. The existing network drop was to long and he had something like 50% packet loss. So I spliced it half way and put a switch in. He gets close to 0% loss now but still cannot surf the net or access our ERP system. He can barely check email and virus updates taken FOREVER. It uses an onboard NIC and windows 2000. Would adding a PCI NIC give me better signal? Also how can I boost the signal more.

Thanks
 

Answer:Ethernet length question

If it was my warehouse, i would setup a new closet\rack and i would run fibre to it from the main wiring closet. You then shouldnt have to worry about distance running cat5 from the warehouse wiring closet to workstations there.

Different nic most likely wont help unless there is something wrong with the onboard one.

Have you put a pentascanner, fluke or some other test equipment on the run to see how long it is and to verify the path back to your existing equipment?
 

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Hi all,

I've just recently got dsl (set-up) for my puter and am extremely excited about getting it up and going. No more slow dial-up for me yeah! After getting everything set-up, found out I don't have an ethernet card! So before i rush out to get one, will any standard pci ethernet adapter card work? I have a puter that is bout 5 yrs. old and is running win.98 (yes I have a flintstone puter thank you very much my motherboard is an isa/pci agp with onboard pci ide and super multi- i/o (if that helps any) so if i get a standard 10/100 mps plug n' play adapter should that work alright? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

krzy-
 

Answer:ethernet card question

Any standard PCI 10/100 ethernet adapter should work perfectly and rather inexpensive as well.
 

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Yesterday, due to an additional guest to our house, I had to up and move all of my possessions into another floor and section of my house. I have only one wireless device, and that is laptop. Other than that, I have

Desktop PC (windows 7)
Xbox 360
and a HP C5100 series printer
that all require an ethernet connection to my router... which is back on the other side of the house. I cannot snake a 60 foot ethernet cord to each of these devices. My router is an Apple Extreme bought less than 6 months ago.

How do I give my network devices internet access from across the house? Is there some wireless hub I can buy that translates wireless internet back through ethernet cords that I can set up over this side of my home?

Any questions for specification please ask. Thanks in advance

PS - If I buy a wireless card for my desktop PC, only a year old, would I be able to use that as a router in and of itself? It has extra ethernet ports on the back, so could I hook up my Xbox 360 to it and get network access for my Xbox or printer? Are there any steps to do that?

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet solutions

Hello and welcome to the forums.

There are many ways of accomplishing this, personally I solved this problem by employing an Ethernet over mains power solution using this; I find that it is almost completely reliable and you can easily stick a 4 port ethernet hub on the other end for all your devices (some of the more expensive versions have a hub built in).

It works by taking your ethernet signal and sending it through your houses power cabling and then receiving that signal at any socket in your house.

There are other options but personally I think this is one of the best.
In answer to your question about your WLAN Card being used as a router then the answer is yes.

You can set it up as an ad hoc network on any version of Windows or if you are running Windows Seven you can use this nice little program called Connectify which accomplishes the same thing but is much more versatile and easier to manage.

I hope this answers your questions.

Oli

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Hey guys! I have a problem I can't seem to solve. My wireless connection stopped yesterday afternoon when I was downloading a TV show (maybe the dl changed some settings?). I can connect with the cable though! Any help would be appreciated!!

Thanks,
Bill
 

Answer:Ethernet works. Wireless does not...

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Hello, are we can make ICS with Ethernet and wireless at same time? If can, how to apply it?

Answer:ICS with LAN/Ethernet Card and Wireless

Hi crossnet,

Can you please explain what you mean by "at the same time"? A description of the desired setup would be helpful.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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I just bought a Canon MG 6450 All in one. Basic set up was OK. I used a Ethernet cable to connect it to my Netgear router - my principal use is with a desktop. I also have a wireless connected Laptop and an I pad. The manual is a bit sketchy but I would like to be able to continue to use the printer with wired connection to desktop but enable it to print from the Laptop or the iPad without the desktop switched on. I assume I have to install the printer CD onto the laptop and get the iPad app? If I set the printer to wi fi, does that disable the Ethernet connection? I do not have a formal network where files can bee seen from each device. It appears to have all the up to date functions except fax. The router gave me an option to set "Air print" , which I enabled, but what is that?

Answer:Wireless plus Ethernet printer set up

I assume I have to install the printer CD onto the laptop
and get the iPad app?

If I set the printer to wi fi, does that disable the Ethernet

yes
click here air print will allow your ipad to print wirelessly
No

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I have a Dlink Dir-655 Wireless Router. The two recommend cards are the DWA-552 and DWA-556. I wanted to know if I should go with any of these or another brand. Basically I want to know what would be a good wireless card to get for the Dir-655 router.

Also how do USB wireless card compare, is there a big performance difference?

Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless Ethernet Card?

Check out this setup.

http://www.bplustech.com/adapter/MP2W_6200.html
 

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Im sure this is something really simple but basically with my laptop i can connect to my router wirelessly fine but when connected via an ethernet cable web pages dont load although everything states its connected???
When you attempt to load a page the load bar starts to work in the bottom right hand corner to indicate its loading but doesnt go any further than halfway and never loads?
My security programme is ESET and have attempted disabling the personal firewall in the hope this may help but no joy.
Have tried another laptop connected up via ethernet cable and that laptop worked fine loading pages problem free??
To me this seems odd but could be relatively simple as it states connection, can be prooved to work fine on another laptop so it must be something on my laptop stopping it going any further??
Could anyone please lend some much needed advice pls? would be much appraciated
thanks
Paul
 

Answer:Can connect wireless but not via ethernet ?

Try these simple tests using the wired connection only with the wireless disconnected.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 74.125.45.100

PING yahoo.com

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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no netw... Read more

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I'm using a 2nd computer in the same room to type out this post.
Both the wireless and ethernet are not working on my primary computer.
When plugged in with an ethernet cord, I get a limited connectivity sign,
and when using wireless, it shows that whenever I try to connect, it fails to connect as well as limited connectivity.
Before, it was working fine, but some viruses started to mess around with the internet and registry keys, but I believe I have cleared almost all of the malware, if not all of it.
The last time I was able to connect to the internet was May 20th, I've neglected this computer for a while, and now the antivirus programs (Malwarebytes, Comodo) are out of date.
When I look at the wireless or ethernet connection status, there are 0 packets coming in or out and the ip address it attempts to connect to is 169.254.53.220
I've attempted to reset the modem and router, and set a manual address for it to connect to, but none of that helped.
What more information should I post, and what should be my first step to solving this problem?

Side note: Also, I've finally managed to accrue some money since I have a job now, but I don't remember the moderator that helped me last time, any way I can find out who he/she was? I'd very much like to thank them with a donation.

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet not connecting

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic315561-30.htmlSince it appears to me that you never responded to the last questions from Myrti, I suggest that you send a PM to her...and then finish the topic above.In the interim, I am closing this thread to prevent any conflicts/confusion which might be caused.Louis

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hi...i have a macbook and a pc.....and i have subscribed in 2 internet isps. one of them is just wireless network and the other one is DSL ....i was wondering is it possible to use both of them in my mac at the same time and reffer some of applications to one and others to otherone?
 

Answer:use wireless & ethernet in mac in the same time

This thread, post #17 for Windows. Don't know if it would work for Mac.
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/849382-solved-how-do-i-specify-2.html
 

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My old Westell DSL modem died, and Verizon sent me an Actiontec model GT704WG. I have two desktops, both connected to the modem by ethernet cable, and a laptop, which uses the wireless capability of the modem. This worked fine with the old modem (until it died). I connected the cables to the new modem exactly as they were connected to the old modem. I'm now browsing happily on the laptop (i.e., wirelessly), but the desktops cannot connect to the Internet. Strangely, when I go to 192.168.1.1 on one of the desktops, I get the setup page for the old modem rather than for the new one, even though the old modem is now sitting in a box. The status of the lights on the modem is as follows:

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

All computers are running Windows XP, SP-2.

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

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

Thank you!!
 

Answer:Solved: wireless OK, but no ethernet

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

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

This may be the correct user manual: http://business.verizon.net/Help/dsl/Default.aspx?case=c13947

Try the USB port unless your computers are:

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

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

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

Bwkrazyness

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whenever i try to connect my laptop (windows 7) wirelessly , it does not connects to it where as the ehernet cable works fine with it. i am using beetle 450tc2 router. please help
 

Answer:my wireless not working but ethernet does

do any other devices work with your wireless ?
 

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I'm running a Gateway DX4720-03 (manual: https://www.manualowl.com/m/Gateway%.../Manual/148002) with Windows 7 HP 64-bit and have a Nvidia GeForce 7100/nForce 630i card and a Linksys WRT 320N router. My problem is that I always thought that this desktop computer was wirelessly connected to the internet, but I just found out that it was connected via an ethernet cable. At the moment everything is working just fine (portable computer wirelessly synched with desktop, guests can easily access my wifi, no problems with the internet, etc), except when I try to set up my wifi camera as an access point and have the computer recognize it. It was at this point, after much, much research and fiddling, I discovered that my network was set up as a Local Area Connection using an ethernet cable. In fact, the router was never listed in Network (under Network Infrastructure) until I just now selected "Add a wireless device." But, when going to Device Manager, Network adapters has MS Teredo Tunneling Adapter and NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and under Network Infrastructure Devices there is MS Wireless Router Module...the Linksys router doesn't show up here even though I just added it. From all this manipulation, it should be obvious that although I can very handily tweak my browser (Firefox), maintain a clean computer, solve various computer related problems - with help from the various forums, I am truly at a loss when it comes to networking and wireless set up.

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Answer:Trouble going from ethernet to wireless...

Hi flycaster, have you tried prioritizing your wireless connections? Wireless Setting.pdf

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

latest problem is that I was connect to orange broadband (live box) with numerous problems, the main one being that i could only connect using ethernet(?) after numerous phone calls they sent me to 192.168.1.1 or something to that effect and had me change a few things around and hey presto it worked.

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

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

so where do i go from here?
 

Answer:Solved: can use ethernet but not wireless!

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Hi. I got a wireless router but it needs to be connected to a modem via an eternet cable. My modem is usb. I have 2 questions:1. Because I am looking for a new broadband provider there is one who provides modems with an ethernet connection or 2. There is any small device or cable that allows a connection between an usb port and an ethernet port?....Thanks

Answer:Wireless router with ethernet but not usb

You will need a new modem - however most ISPs bundle a "free" ADSL modem with their broadband package so if you are going this route look at what's offered in the package

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

Answer:New install no ethernet, but can get wireless

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I have a cable modem hooked up to my router, and the ethernet cable from my router to my computer. internet and wireless were working just fine for about a month up until yesterday. it just stopped. now, either my ethernet will connect or my modem, but never both, which will not allow me to have wireless. i've tried resetting both the router and modem, but no luck. any help is appreciated. thanks
 

Answer:wireless and ethernet problem

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

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

my computer is HP DX2300

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

thanks!

Answer:can Wireless lan and ethernet Lan co exist?

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

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