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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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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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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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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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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

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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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'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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 

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

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

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Su... Read more

Answer:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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

Answer:ethernet and wireless together

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

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

Answer:Wireless to ethernet

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

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

Answer:Ethernet vs. wireless

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

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

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

Answer:wireless or ethernet connection

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

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

Answer:Ethernet and wireless not working

and welcome to the Forum

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

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So I've been googling this problem for hours now and I've finally given up and decided to ask for some help. My computer knowledge is pretty good but I'm not so great with all this internet stuff! I can connect to the internet through the cable but not wirelessly, despite it showing up as being available when I connect it tells me I have limited connectivity. Any help would be very appreciated, i ran a ipconfig and here are the results:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Cameron>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cameron-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-D1-54-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-DA-23-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Answer:Wireless Not Working But Ethernet Does

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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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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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I network an XP box and a 98 box via wired Ethernet. Currently, a DSL connection is shared via a Zoom modem with a built-in router (5651_X4_2_2) connected to a Linksys switch (EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch EZXS55W).

Just bought a laptop with a wireless card installed and want to share Internet connection and files wirelessly as already done via wired Ethenet (between XP box and a 98 box). Laptop features VISTA Home Premium.

Instead of connecting the Laptop to the switch via a patch cable (to share DSL and files), thought maybe there's a type of Ethernet to wireless adapter product that simply plugs into a port on the switch that would in turn transfer a wireless signal to the laptop. Or not?

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Ethernet to wireless adapter

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I am unhappy with my current wireless network. i am useing a Belkin 54g Wireless Router, with a MSI USB Network adapter. I only have one computer at this time that is wireless, but I plan on adding a Xbox360 soon that will need to be run Wireless. My signal really fluctuates and I get random drops. I was thinking that if I get a Wireless Ethernet Bridge I could move It alot closer to the wireless router giving me better signal and less signal droppage. I was thinking of getting the Linksys WET54G but I am not 100% sure if this will help or do what I want it to, if i understand correctly I can hook it up to a network switch and all the computers/Xbox360 hooked up to the switch can use the Bridge, is this correct?
 

Answer:Should I get a Wireless Ethernet Bridge?

Provided you have a means of assigning IP to the devices, yes it should work.

A more cost effective and flexible method would be a wireless router (one that could be modded a-la WRT54G series et al) and mod it with a 3rd party firmware would give better results. This is what I did. I have 1 wireless AP connected to my LAN and for extra devices where I didnt want, or could not run cable, I use a WRT54GS modded with DD-WRT firmware and use the WRT to act as either a wireless client on my existing 802.11x network or use it as a WDS node if I want extended wireless coverage in a certain part of my home. The 802.11x network is acting as an AP where my IP assignments are handled via my linux box router.


The only reason I suggest a router instead of that bridge is the cost. Even out of the box, I believe you can make the latest version of the WRT54G's act as a wireless client and they are under $50 new versus this $90 piece of hardware which I think is a bit more limited functionally.

BOTH will accomplish what you want to do. The router method takes more work, but you will get more functionality (built-in switch, better radio) but the bridge is simpler.
 

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

Answer:Wireless or Ethernet Connection

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

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

Hi,

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

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

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

Laptop Specs;

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Athlon II Dual-core M320 2.1 GHz
4GB RAM
Wireless Adapter - Atheros AR9285
Ethernet Adapter - Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

So far i have tried;

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

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Answer:Ethernet/Wireless Disconnecting.

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

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

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

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Hello all-

I am at my family's vacation home. For several years we have stuck to using dial-up here, part of the whole isolation thing you know, but recently decided to upgrade to the most basic DSL. I set up the connection and connected the modem (Lynx L-220) to a wireless-b router (Linksys BEFW11S4) and everything was working great for about, oh, maybe an hour. It started getting unbearably slow, worse than dial-up. So I connected to the router with an ethernet cable and it's fine, most of the time. I then disconnected the ethernet and surfed wirelessly, and it was also fine. So the wireless only would work properly if I had just used the ethernet. ?????????? That's odd.......

I tried pinging a few sites on ethernet and wireless to see what happened. I opened Firefox, tried loading a page (of course it wouldn't) and then typed ping www.google.com in command prompt. It timed out a few times, then get a reply and, low and behold, the page suddenly started loading. Now I'm really confused. The internet works sometimes, the wireless works sometimes, and the ethernet works sometimes. ?????

I'm certainly planning to call tech support, but as that is a big thing to attempt, I thought I'd post here first and see if there is anyone out there who perhaps can help me.

OMG OMG OMG

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Answer:Wireless fast only after using ethernet...

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

Answer:Ethernet works but wireless does not

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

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Hello,I am currently having issues with connecting to the internet. I am using a T60, machine type: 2623 D6U and running Windows XP. Yesterday, I updated my Thinkvantage software, then immediately performed a backup of my computer using the Thinkvantage software.  After that, I tried to use the wifi and it would not even search for any surrounding networks. I then plugged in an Ethernet cable and again it would not connect. I have tried downloading driver after driver, but nothing will work. I meant to uninstall wireless card and then install it again after reboot. I rebooted and was able to get wireless through Windows network connection, but not thinkvantage. I checked device manager and my Ethernet network was gone, so I may have accidentally uninstalled that instead. I rebooted again and when went back to device manager, the Ethernet was back. Once I found out wireless was working I tried a Thinkvantage System update again, and noticed I could update my Ethernet. I clicked to download and install and an error came up with "was not able to download package" or something very similar.  So currently, I have wireless available through Windows, but not thinkvantage and no Ethernet is working.  Any suggestions on how I can get this working properly again? Network cards in device manager: Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network ConnectionIntel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection Thanks for your help! 

Answer:Wireless and Ethernet Issues T60

Hi there, Make sure you have this 4 drivers and software extracted to the drivers folder. 1) Thinkpad Power Management driver ( current version 1.60 )2) Intel WIFI driver ( current version 13 )3) Lenovo Access Connection software ( current version 5.5 )4) Lenovo Hotkey features ( current version 2.23 ) You can get them herehttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-62928 Sequence:Uninstallation 1) Uninstall Thinkvantage Access connection - do not reboot2) Uninstall Intel WIFI sofware from Control panel> Add/Remove Programs3) Reboot the Thinkpad and make sure that the Wireless card remains as an unknown driver in device manager Installation 1) Install Thinkpad Power Management driver - reboot2) Install Intel WIFI Driver - no reboot required3) Install Thinkvantage Access Connection software - reboot By now the WIFI issue should be resolved4) Install Lenovo Hotkey feature to compliment the Access Connection software - reboot CheersProcom 

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I heard someone ask a question to a kid who knew a good amount about computers. The question was "If I have an empty ethernet port in my computer, could I configure my 360 to use my wireless internet?" The kid said yes, talked about some tool that is built in on XP and Vista. I missed the tool name, but instantly thought I would love to move my PS2 out of the basement, and into a room where it would actually get played.

So, the computer is connected to the internet through a simple USB wireless internet... stick. I was wondering if I plug my PS2 into the empty ethernet port in the back of my computer, how would I configure it to use the wireless network that is being picked up by the USB wireless card? I'm using Windows XP.

Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Solved: PS2 to ethernet to wireless?

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