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Ethernet connection not working, wireless fine

Question: Ethernet connection not working, wireless fine

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet connection in and out, wireless just fine

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

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

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

Type the following command:


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

[Press ENTER after ths command.]

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

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

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


Answer:Ethernet connection slow, wireless is fine

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As mentioned in the title, my internet is working fine. spent some time onthe phone with my service provider and he said everything is fine and suggested i plug into another computer and sure enough it works without issue. So everything using wifi works but my desktop will not connect with the ethernet cable.
I just get issues saying problems with dns server.

Attached is the ipconfig /all as it seems to be the first thing asked for from other post i have been reading through.
any help would be greatly appreciated as i would rather not go to the extreme of reformatting.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\jeremy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-9B-1E-C8-67
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3cce:6abb:1ef6:fcea%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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Answer:Internet working fine but no connection through ethernet

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

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

Under the "Network and Sharing" center everything appears to be fine. It will say I am connected to my network, and the diagnostics will not find anything wrong. Still, no internet.
Tried bypassing the router and plugging directly into the cable modem, and this do... Read more

Answer:Windows 7: no internet via Ethernet connection, wireless is fine

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I am trying to connect to my Asus RT N66U using a TP Link AV1200 Powerline. I can connect my PC to the router fine over wifi, and the ethernet over the powerline is working fine for my android TV box (powerline status lights all look good too). But on my PC attempting to use the ethernet just gives 'No Network Access'. Does anyone know where I am going wrong?

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I have an Ideapad U330 that will not get online using ethernet in windows. Before you ask, no it isnt my router. When I use an Ubuntu bootable disk, the ethernet works fine and I can surf the web without issue. I reformatted and installed windows 7 x86 (It had windows XP previously and the ethernet didnt work there either), installed all the drivers, and updated the BIOS, the ethernet still does not work while the wireless works fine. I thought this was a hardware issue until the ethernet worked with no issue in Ubuntu.


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Answer:U330 Ethernet not working, wireless works fine

@ scstatus
possible driver issue.try these ones:
windows 7 32 bit :
windows 7 64 bit :
please, post back the results.

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Hello,My name is Vladan and I have had a problem occur yesterday. My internet stopped working.I immediately tried my phone's wireless connection and saw that it was working fine, so I tried laptop wireless and it too was working. When I plug in my network cable it stops working.My ethernet internet connection status shows that Ipv4 and Ipv6 have "no internet accsess". It's not just my laptop's wired internet that stopped working, it's the whole network I have in my apartment consisting of two more computers who also lost their wired-ethernet internet accsess. I suspect something is wrong with my router since it relays my internet but wireless works fine so I'm stumped. When I plug in my cable it shows limited connectivity.I have tried ipconfig /release - /renew, I have tried netsh winsock reset and netsh int ip reset log.txt I have tried (netsh winsock reset catalog), also I tried (netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log) and it said the following ::::::Resetting Interface, OK!Resetting Neighbor, OK!Resetting Path, OK!Resetting , failed.Accsess is denied.Resetting, OK!Restart the computer to complete this action.::::I don't know what is this "failed and accsess is denied" but it might be the problem.I have rebooted my router several times but also with no results. I have checked DHCP settings for both router and laptop adapter and it all checks out. I have check IP filtering and MAC filtering on router and it all looks fine. I use no f... Read more

Answer:Network troubleshoot - Ethernet (wired) stopped working, Wireless works fine.

Did your ISP give you this router such as your leasing it etc? If so contact them for a replacement.If you own this router then I'd try factory reset button to set it back to factory default. If that doesn't cure this then buy a new router. They are pretty cheap these days.Your router could have been hacked, the access denied is strange!

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So this morning, out of nowhere, the wired internet connection on my desktop pc stopped working like normal. I'm 'connected' but every webpage just hangs on loading and occasionally after 10+ minutes I'll get the tiniest fraction of the site loaded. So there is some sort of connection going through but there's obviously a problem.

Wireless works fine on all the other laptops in the house, I've tested other ethernet cables to my desktop pc to no avail and I've tested wired connections from my laptop and they work fine.

I ran a scan for viruses/malware etc 2 days ago and came up clean, but today I ran one and found 3 malware infections. Two were infected registry keys, which seem were infected by PUP.Optional.SilentInstall.A and PUP.Optional.SProtector.A. The third was a infected file 'conetinuetioSaVee/uninstall.exe' which was infected by the above PUP.Optional.SilentInstall.A. They are now quarantined and removed.

I'm guessing my internet problem could have been caused by these infections changing some settings somewhere which took affect after I shut down my desktop last night. Now they are removed, but these settings are still wrong. I'm unable to log into my router from my desktop, it just hangs, but I'm able on my laptops. I'm running Windows 7 and using a Netgear router DGN2000.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm stumped!

Answer:Wired connection not working, wireless fine

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I recently helped my girlfriend move up to college. She's living in an apartment complex that provides internet for it's residents through several ethernet ports spread throughout their apartment. I set up a wireless connection for her through one in the living room and initially it was working fine. Initially I purchase a relatively cheap ($30) Belkin wireless G router from Walmart and set up the connection and it worked great...for about a day or so. We tried all the tricks of soft resets and hard resets and nothing worked so I eventually decided I purchase a better router on Newegg. I purchased the LINKSYS WRT54GL due to it's superb ratings on Newegg. I set up the connection a couple days ago in the same location. I secured it, did everything and it worked great...for about a day or so. She lost connection again. I believe (I'm not there to see what the computer is saying) it just kept attempting to identify the network, but it never would and therefore she couldn't get the internet. I had her do a soft reset on the router again and it didn't work. I had her hook up wired into the router and that also didn't work. I finally had her unplug the main ethernet connection from the back of the router and plug it directly into her computer (this is the one that goes from the wall to the router) and voila! It works. So there is obviously data coming through the port in the wall, but there seems to be an issue with that data getting through the ro... Read more

Answer:Wireless Network Loses Connection After Working Fine For a Day

I'd like to see this when you're connected directly to the wall jack, then again after a factory reset of the router and connecting to a wired connection through the router. We'll deal with the wireless after we figure out the wired issues.
Try these simple tests.

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.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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.

<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 network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW... Read more

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So here's the deal. I've successfully set up a wireless network here at the house. My computer is hardwired to the connection, and my laptop works flawlessly with it. Router is a D-link DIR-655. Broadband is Roadrunner cable.

Then there's my mother's pc. We bought her a D-link DWA-130 wireless adapter, which seems to be working fine. Problem is, she will start browsing in IE, and after a little while it just stops reaching the servers. When she tells me it's not connecting, I check and the wireless connection is still excellent. Firefox won't connect at all for some reason. Rebooting seems to get things working again in IE, but after 20-30 minutes max, it stops.

Any ideas? She's contemplating buying a new computer / getting another cable connection just so that she can have a reliable connection...Which I tell her is absurd.

Answer:Wireless connection seems fine but then the browser stops working...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

//help will save the world

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help greatly appreciated.


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

probably is a mother board
did you dry it out completely

some vaio have a PC expresscard slots - its possible this may work

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

Answer:internet connection lost, ethernet connection fine

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I recently purchased an HP Pavillion Elite 441F computer. Upon starting it up, I discovered that although my wireless connection works perfectly, I cannot connect via an ethernet cable. I have tried multiple ethernet cables that I verified the connectivity of using my laptop. When I plug in an ethernet cable, the port shows a green light and an orange light below it. My computer recognizes that an ethernet cord has been plugged in, but shows the over the eternet box on the taskbar. All drivers are up-to-date.

Thoughts? I appreciate any help offered.

Answer:Wireless fine, Ethernet not so much...

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I am on a Win 7 based computer. New apt, new internet connection. Old router.
Connects to net fine with an ethernet cable.
Connects to the wifi signal (strong signal) with password authentication BUT no internet access.
All my laptops are experiencing the same issue- so it does not appear to be related to the computer.
I then connected the ethernet cable to a Linksys E2000. Again, good signal, clear connection BUT no internet access.
What can I do??
IPCONFIG/ALL>myTCP.txt did not produce any results in DOS (why??)
Thanks in advance.....

Answer:Wifi connection issues- fine on ethernet


Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-5E-C0-40-B0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-60-76-4A-97-6C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7997:4b52:9da9:c46e%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:22:44 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 04, 2014 11:55:35 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 302801014
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . ... Read more

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Hi, this my first time posting and I really would refrain from bothering people if I could, but I've been having this issue with my wireless for the last month so I thought perhaps someone could help.

The OS is a Windows XP home.

I go into IPCONFIG/ALL and it tells me that my wireless is disconnected

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers.
I've tried going into the router (it's a NETGEAR MR814) IP, and I've added it to the list of devices that can connect to it, but it's not working. It just... won't work. It's not that there's a security lock on my router because I've disabled it and it still wouldn't work.

So now I'm completely befuddled, and disheartened, and on the verge of just taking apart my machine were it not for the ethernet connection. Can someone please help?


Answer:Ethernet works fine, Not Wireless

First try going into network property and see if you can see it.
If you see something like "Local Area connection 2" with wireless network card, right click on the icon and view available network/connection.
If you see your wireless router setting, highlight and click "Connect".

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I'm sure this has been asked 1000 times but I cannot seem to find my exact issue anywhere. Hopefully this helps myself and anyone who runs into this issue.

To start, I have Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Everything worked 100% fine with absolutly no issue and then.... I moved. Now we have Fios instead of Comcast.

Now to the issue. When I have the ethernet connected I cannot get internet access but I have full network access. I went out and purchased a new wirless card and wirless works just fine. I tested 2 different cables, recrimped both of them and nothing. I have activity on the PC and the Router so I am sure they are good.

I have tried everything I have read online, Updated Realtek Family PCI Ethernet drivers from MSIglobal. Disabled/Enabled. ipconfig /flushdns, /release and /renew. I went as far as Backing up and reformating the Hard Drive and before reinstalling the backup I tested it and nothing. Restored my backup file and yep.. nothing.

Its kind of frustrating. I'm not exactly and expert but i am in no way a novice either. This one has me stumped. Im thinking maybe it is a windows service that is not set to start correctly but I figured I would creat a post while I am at work and maybe have and answer to test before I hunt through the services tonight.

Any advice is greatly appreciated


Answer:Ethernet=No Internet But Wireless Works Fine

This sounds more like a router problem to me. Have you tried resetting your router then using the ipconfig /all command?

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Hi all.
First of all, I want to thank you guys in advance for putting your time and effort to solve my issue. any answer would be grateful to me.

My internet provider is At&t and as I mentioned in the title, wireless internet works perfectly fine, but Ethernet connection doesn't work on my desktop. Currently I am using wireless adapter on my PC, and it works just fine. I tried disabling the wireless connection, resetting the modem, re installing the Ethernet driver and anything I can think of.

The odd thing is that my brother used Ethernet connection just fine with his desktop about three weeks ago, with same router and same cable. So I am assuming that my computer is the one with the problem but I can't figure it out why.

I'm going to try out the different cable tomorrow, but I highly doubt it will fix my problem.

Help me guys. If you need any other information, ask away. I will give it to you as much as I can

Attachment file is my network and sharing center status unidentified network is my ethernet connection

Here is my ipconfig /all result

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family ... Read more

Answer:Wireless works fine, Ethernet doesn't

Odds are that the NIC has failed.

Another low possibility (in addition to cable and router LAN port) are the PC's firewall or security suite misconfigured or corrupted.

Another thing to try: in Device Manager right click on the ethernet - Properties - Advanced tab - for the 'Speed & Duplex' property try different values beginning with '100 Mbps full duplex' and '10 Mbps full duplex.'

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Recently I performed a reinstallation of windows on my laptop. Normally I had no problems with the wireless, but after the reinstallation my laptop refuses to acknowledge that there are wireless networks. When I'm not connected to the internet, it asks to connect using a wire connection only.

I have a Dell Inspiron iM101z running Windows 7 Home Premium, and I downloaded all the drivers for what the Dell website told me my laptop model was, a Dell Inspiron 1121. Attached is a picture showing the oddities of my problem. The icon on the taskbar shows that I have to connect with an ethernet cord; no wireless icon is shown.

If I try to unplug the ethernet cable and connect to the internet, I only get the option to do a broadband connection. Also, once I unplug the cable, I get "no connections available."

Answer:Laptop refuses to detect anything wireless, ethernet works fine

Most likely this is still a driver problem.

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]


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Hi folks, would greatly appreciate any help and advice on the following problem that's been happening over the last few months...

I have a Dell Dimension 9200 running Windows XP and use a Buffalo WBMR-G54 Wireless Router to connect to the internet. I also connect wirelessly with a Dell Latitude laptop and an iPhone.

What's been happening on the desktop computer is a loss of connection for 30 seconds at a time or so with the message 'Local Area Connection (a network cable is unplugged)'.

Yet while my desktop is disconnected my other devices are using the wireless connection without a break so it doesn't look like there's anything wrong with my broadband provider.

The Network Connection properties are:
Intel(R) 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
PCI bus 0, device 25, function 0
Link speed: 10Mbps/Full Duplex
Driver Version:

It seems to be happening much more frequently in the evenings than during the day, especially when using Skype.

Any pointers and help would be great, let me know if you need any more info.

Many thanks

Answer:Solved: Connection dropping on Desktop yet Wireless connection remains fine

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Hi there,

Not sure if this should be a networking or a operating system question, I guess it's a little of both.

Here's what's happening. I have a cable modem going to a wireless router. My PC(1) is plugged by wire into the router; another pc(2) and Mac Powerbook running wireless. Everything was running great until roommate was using PC1 a couple days ago. Now PC1 will not connect to anything but PC2 and laptop run fast and fine on wireless. I have cleaned with SpyBot and Ad-Aware, as well as Avg in Safe Mode and nothing comes up (usually that's all I have to do to fix it). I checked winipcfg and my network adapter is there with an ip address but if i release, it will not find another ip to renew. Also tried to restore to a couple days ago, no dice.

Here's where it get's weird. If I click just about any folder (my computer, my documents, my network), I get a fatel errod saying that Explorer has made a fatel error and will shut down. I click okay and it just goes back to the desktop, but doesn't shut down.

Roommate talked to ISP tech support (before i knew about the issue) and they were no help aside form wanting to send someone out, which i know is a waste of time since the connection to the modme is fine and that's all they will touch.

Anybody have any ideas? Computer with issue is running Win 98SE (I know I sucks but i never use it anymore...that's why rommmate was using it. haha).

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I have sort of an odd problem. I have a desktop computer that is connect to the internet wirelessly. Everything works fine there. I also have an xbox360 connected to the desktop via an Ethernet cable. I use this connection primarily to stream movies from my computer to the xbox. Today in the middle of a movie the movie stopped playing and gave me an error saying xbox isn't connected to the computer any more.
I checked the physical connection and everything was fine. I looked at my desktop (running windows xp) and noticed my LAN connection wasn't properly running. It said I have limited or no connectivity. So I tried repairing it, renewing it, disabling and re-enabling it. Nothing worked. In fact I get this error: "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection : unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

I also noticed I have a IP address, if that helps at all:
EDIT: Forgot to mention I also reinstalled the driver for the LAN card.

Answer:Wireless working fine, Wired not working properly.

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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?

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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My Operating system is a Windows 8 on a HP Envy DV7 Notebook. Am using wireless connection and It shows that its connected, but when I open Google, it loads the page but other webpages do not open.
I have gone to Internet Options>Advaned tab> Reset the settings >restarted the pc, but still no changes.
Also I was using a free anti-virus trial from Norton, but I ran out of it, could this be the problem? Kindly help me fix my situation, I need to use my pc for assignments. Very much appreciated.

Answer:Webpage Won't load, Wireless connection fine

lets get rid of norton first


Norton Removal Tool
I would recommend that you restart the PC and run the removal tool for a second time or even a third time - I have found instances where the removal tool needs to be run twice to fully remove all traces of norton and symantec from the PC Core&pvid=f-core-cur&version=current

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Local Connection (at home) shows in the system tray... Read more

Answer:Wireless Connection Works, Ethernet Connection Doesn't

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have recently purchased a new laptop (less than a week ago) and since purchase I have had the same recurring problem. Coincidentally, my wireless router is brand new also, and so it makes the situation even more difficult to eradicate. My laptop connects to the router wirelessly without a hitch, however, every five minutes or so, a small yellow exclaimation mark appears alongside the 'connection symbol' and it says there is either 'No Internet Access', or 'No Network Access', despite the fact it is connected to the wireless and has a full strength connection. However, my brother's laptop connects and surfs the web seamlessly, as well as the family desktop PC and various mobile devices. I am reluctant to return the laptop back to the store, please HELP???????????

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P360 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2811 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152621 MB, Free - 118639 MB; D: Total - 152221 MB, Free - 144186 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PWWAE, 1.00, 0123456789AB
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Connection to wireless router is fine, but no network access?

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Hi - I have scoured the boards but can't find a solution for this so any help will solve a big problem for me.

My desktop PC keeps dropping its wireless connection to the router. My laptop (and other devices) can connect fine and never drop. It connects fine on start-up and may allow me to browse the web for a while but then drops out and I can't understand what triggers it.

I'm running Vista Home Prem SP1 and use a Netgear Rangemax USB adapter WPN111 to connect. The driver is up to date.

Any suggestions...?

Answer:Solved: PC wireless connection drops, but laptop is fine

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So I just got the new Virgin Superhub 2 I set it up and everything connects fine but for some reason I'm getting the full speed through the wifi on my xbox/phone/laptop but my desktop which is wired straight to the router is only getting 3mbps max and 0.05 upload.

So I set it up into router mode and plugged in my old linksys which worked for a time but after about an hour will always disconnect sporadically. I called the Virgin engineer out and he replaced most of the wires and even some of the stuff out in the box in the street but had the same conclusion with wireless fine and desktop not.

It works limitedly Im writing this on my desktop but if I try to do anything more than surf reddit or other low bandwidth required things it will disconnect.

I know it is capable of working because for a time I had the computer running at over 50mbps and when I plugged directly into the modem it was fine but obviously only I could use it and nobody else then.

The other strange thing is when the laptop was plugged in via wire it seemed to work fine so it leads me to suggest I have some settings or drivers incorrectly setup.

I'm using a Windows 7 64bit PC

I should probably mention that I'm not that good with tech so if you do have a suggestion can you please explain simply

Answer:Wireless works fine but wired connection is slow

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can anyone give me the steps how to makw yahoo work on my net when internet is doing well.......

Answer:Yahoo not working but internet connection is fine

It would be helpful if you let us know what web browser you're using as well as what error messages you're getting.

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I have enabled the people app to connect and access my Facebook account. But the connection is inconsistent. Sometime it automatically syncs the new changes and many times it doesn't. I have tried disconnecting and connecting it again, tried both on wi-fi and mobile data. Earlier had stock OS and now running Developer's preview. But the issue still persist. Anyone facing similar issue or have any solution for the same? Any kind of help would be appreciated :-)

Answer:Why isn't my Facebook connection with People app working fine?

Originally Posted by Diwagar I have enabled the people app to connect and access my Facebook account. But the connection is inconsistent. Sometime it automatically syncs the new changes and many times it doesn't. I have tried disconnecting and connecting it again, tried both on wi-fi and mobile data. Earlier had stock OS and now running Developer's preview. But the issue still persist. Anyone facing similar issue or have any solution for the same? Any kind of help would be appreciated :-) I have experienced this just within the past few days. I couldn't manually sync my contacts, nor would it automatically sync them. However, I just waited for a few days and my contacts were automatically synchronized. The issue happened both in WiFi and cellular data. Hence, I'm guessing that it was a rotating, temporary yet minor issue on the side of the servers of Facebook.

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Firefox won't connect to the internet or load any of the pages. The internet connection is fine. IE is working, though it does get a bit slow sometimes and I can't seem to download anything.
I've checked:
1.)Anti-Virus software - no threats found
2.)Firefox Setting: It's directly connected to the internet; no manual proxy setting.
3.)Firewall is not blocking Firefox
Any ideas what might be the problem?

Answer:Firefox isn't working, but internet connection is fine

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This problem just started today. I was browsing just fine early this afternoon but all of a sudden i couldn't connect to any websites at all. I've tried all my other browsers too. IE, Firefox, Chrome but none of them are working. The only site i was able to open is this forum. I know my internet connection is fine because utorrent is working. Any ideas? Thanks.

Answer:Browsers not working, internet connection is fine

Maybe try system restore?

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Hi guys I could use anyone's help. The problem is with my desktop pc. I connected it to the modem using a new ethernet cable but I can't access the net. To test the cable, I plugged it to another pc and I got no problem connecting to the net. When I borrowed another cable from a friend and tried it on my desktop, it connected directly to the net. Which means that there is no problem with either the cable that I bought and the NIC of my pc.

The message that I get when I use the cable that I bought on my pc is "Unidentified Network". Can anybody help me out with this?

Answer:No Internet connection even if cable and NIC is working fine

You should tell Windows firewall that's your new home network. I don't see why a new cable would make your computer think that your old internet connection was something new.

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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Wireless connection but no ethernet connection

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

Answer:Wireless connection works,ethernet connection does

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

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

Answer:Wireless connection stops connection via Ethernet

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

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I have a really weird situation with a customer whom i have set up broadband for....

Its all set up using my personal laptop as per the instructions from BT. Everything went without a hitch, and connected fine - all 4 lights on the router blue.

When i connect with a cable, everything runs just fine - download speeds of 200k+.

However when i connect to it wirelessly everything grinds to a halt. The wireless light on the router is blue (meaning no problem), the signal strength on my laptop is described as excellent, but still i have problems!

Ive tried changing the wireless settings from WPA to WEP and have tried a couple of different Channels for transmission. Ive also tried using the customers laptop which behaves in the same way (ie Cabled fine, Wireless crap). Any ideas from anybody?!

best regards,


Answer:Solved: BT Homehub WIRELESS slow, wired connection fine!

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I have a Gateway NV59 that I had not used for some time. Recently I started to use it, and I cannot connect to any web pages. I am connected to my wireless network. I have tried all the diagnostic tests I can find on my laptop, and they do not identify the problem. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have Explorer, Safari, and Firefox browsers and non of them will work. Does anyone have any ideas? I am a competent computer user, but not a techie at all.

Answer:Solved: Can't connect to Web Pages, connection to wireless network is fine

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MODEL C100:ethernet connection is fine.No wireless connection detectedNo networks detectedfirewalls are turned offwindows xp home installeddl'd latest wireless driver from lenovo(60wb04ww)dl's Lenovo 7vcx55ww Nothing works. I have only ever used the wireless feature twice since owning this computer.Yes, switch on side is in the on position ,  Makes no diffenceHave new router from Netgear.  Accessing thru cable modem, scientific atlanta.Wifes' Compac works perfect, my lenovo does not. An help would be appreciated

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Hey guys
i have peculier problem.I can work quite well(LAN with net) with vista ultimate on Aspire5583 at my office.But at home I m not able 2 connect. When i insert the wire the light at the ethernet port stops blinking but the same wire is working fine with my desktop which is having XP(sp2).The ethernet card on my laptop is marvell youkon 8838038 PCI-E fast ethernet controller. In the advanced setting of the ethernet property I have to set 100kbps instead of actomatic setting then only it started working at my office. I set correct IP4 address also then also its not working.It has eaten my brain.I cant go 2 Acer or the net provider as Net is working fine in my office on my laptop(visat ultimate) and on desktop at home with XP.
please help me friends.

Answer:LAN connection not showing at Home but working fine at office

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I am having issues with my web browser that I hope someone can help me with. When I open IE or Firefox, it takes an EXTREMELY long time to open a webpage (about an hour).

When I open a web browser in IE, it hangs at "connecting" for about 20-25 minutes. It then moves to "waiting for http://(whateverwebsite)" for another 20-25 minutes. Then it displays the website, but hangs for another 15-20 minutes. When I open a webpage in Firefox, nothing happens at all.

I know there is nothing wrong with my Internet connection because I can still download updates at a normal speed and I have a couple of online games I can still play normally. I can also still access the Internet fine on other computers (hence this posting). The only issue is with the web browser is on my laptop.

My web browsers were working fine last night and the only change I have made was downloading McAfee. I contacted McAfee and of course they said this is not caused by their software. I conducted a virus scan with McAfee and PCTools and everything is normal.

One thing I just noticed is if I open a web browser and disconnect the Internet connection, the web browser will still go through the steps I listed in the second paragraph and display the webpage an hour later. So the webpage is still being downloaded at a normal speed, it just takes forever to be displayed.

I have already tried restarting both my computer and modem. I have also conducted the following that was posted by JohnWill:
TCP... Read more

Answer:Internet connection is fine, web browsers aren't working

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I am running a pretty new PC with Windows 7. This weekend I updated Itunes to the latest version, and did a restart. After the restart, I was unable to connect to any website, using IE or Chrome. I was also unable to update anything (like my malware software definitions). However, my Internet connection is just fine. Under network connections everything looks good, and I am able to connect to an online chess server and play chess games, so I know there's no issue with my connection.

Now, I run my malware program and it finds and fixes 7 issues. I assume this must be what's causing the problem. After another restart, a second malware scan comes up clean, same with my virus software. However, still unable to connect to anything online other than the chess server.

Finally, I pull an older computer out of the basement, disconnect the cat 5 going to the new computer, and connect it up to my older computer. I was surprised to get the very same issue -- I was unable to connect to any website, but the Internet connection is fine. So, I have to assume that the malware was never the issue, unless it possibly reset some settings with my router or modem? The old and the new computer were never connected in any way, so it's not possible that the malware infected the old computer.

Any suggestions? I have been struggling with this for a couple of days now and really could use some help. Thanks!

Answer:I can't visit any website, even though my Internet connection is working fine.

My Name is Kaushal and I work for social media and community Team at Dell.
It seems like it's a connectivity issue with the computer.
1: Try to turn off the modem for 30 sec and disconnect the Ethernet cable from computer and restart, once the commuter starts you have the desktop window up and turn on the internet modem and once all the lite on the modem gets stable, after that please check the internet.

2: The best option would be to restart your computer and TAP F8 and it will take to black windows where in , You can select "safe mode with networking".
Once the computer starts then check the internet connection and if it works fine it means it could be something in the computer which is blocking the internet. Like an Anti Virus like MacAfee, Norton, Avast

3:If these 2 doesn’t solve the problem as you mentioned you tried the second computer, it Also doesn’t work in that case please get in touch with your internet service provider.
You will surely have the solution
Dell Kaushal P
Dell Social Media Responder

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Hi there...thanks in advance for anyone's help/suggestions.

Background: I have an HP laptop, running Windows XP and IE 7, and use a wireless router. I recently had issues with the Vundo virus. I followed the forums here in MajorGeeks and no longer have any issues (at least I don't think so since the _helper.dll files are no longer popping up, and the virus scans come out clean).

Problem: When I'm using this laptop, and open IE, the internet connection is strong and fast for about 5 or 10 minutes. After that, the connection is completely out, although the wireless router icon suggests the connection strength is "excellent."

My other laptop (running Vista) works just fine during all of this, with no connection disruptions (so I know it's not the router, or Comcast causing the problem).

What I've tried: I installed the new beta IE 8, thinking perhaps that might fix something. It did not. Tonight, I will reinstall the network card drivers to see if that helps.

I'd love anyone's thoughts on why the internet connection is going out on me. It is not until I restart the computer that I can browse the web (and ony for a short amount of time). Could it be that I still have virus issues?? If so, any suggestions?


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Linksys PCI G Wireless Adapter has stopped working after a semester at college. The network was wired there, so my desktop was plugged into it for 3 months, but the adapter itself was safe.
It worked before I left for college, and I just got back, set everything up again, and it is detected in device manager, I enabled, disabled, reinstalled drivers after removing the old ones, and tried installing and uninstalling it.

When at college, because this is a Vista machine, I had to update my drivers that manage my wired connection, because they were not working when I first got to college. I was wondering if this may be the cause of the problem.

Answer:Wireless fine, wired fine, back to wireless, not fine.

can we see a device manager and also an xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and ... Read more

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Running  windows xp on a pc.....We have been experiencing random drop offs on the wired connection to the desktop which is wired directly into the cable modem.  We also have a d-link router connected to the modem and the wireless connection HAS NO PROBLEMS...Called Comcast, we have no signal problems, which is evident with the wireless working.This, to not so computer savvy me, means its a desk top problem....I can always reconnect the desk top to the internet after a drop off by clicking on control panel, clicking network connections, disabling the internet connection and the enabling it again, But doing this every 2-10 minutes doesn't let you get anything accomplished!One questionably important tidbit...We have a "warning" that is popping up from microsoft that we may be the victim of counterfit software, as we had to reformat our hard drive several months ago, and our computer came pre-installed with the XP and we were not provided a disc....You get the picture.  I don't know if this may be the issues or not.Also, There was No virus protection on the desktop!!!??? So I have run Malwarebytes Anti-malware, and cleaned up a few problems, also installed McAfee and run a complete scan, cleaned up a little more.Been reading though a few similar posts and ran HijackThis and Remove It ProRestarted a hundred timesBut I must admit, with hijack this, I didn't know what items were valid and what were not, so I did not "fix" file inform... Read more

Answer:Randomly Loosing wired internet connection, but wireless works fine!!!???

Quote from: indytoo on September 01, 2009, 06:49:40 AMOne questionably important tidbit...We have a "warning" that is popping up from microsoft that we may be the victim of counterfit software, as we had to reformat our hard drive several months ago, and our computer came pre-installed with the XP and we were not provided a disc....You get the picture.  I don't know if this may be the issues or not.Also, There was No virus protection on the desktop!!!??? Let's see - no AV protection and a pirated version of the OS. Hmmmm. Yeah, I think we can guess your problem.

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When I try to connect to the internet it tells me Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage on any website i try to connect to, but my wireless is working fine and I cannot open firefox at all... Also when I try to get on the internet from any other computer, laptop or ipod using my wireless connection works fine its just my laptop that has this problem. Can anyone help.

Answer:Cannot connect to the internet and my wireless is working fine.

Try this Microsoft group of solutions. Most likely Network Connections: Error "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" when viewing a website in Internet Explorer

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I'm trying to get a Windows XP Home laptop to connect to the web wirelessly. The modem/router (leased from my DSL provider) gives me an address & other network settings fine. I can get to the modem/router & bring up it's configuration webpage, but that's all. I can't even ping my network printers ro PCs. Other wireless computers on the network have no problems. A wired connection works completely fine (web = OK). Here's a list of things I've tried:

netsh interface ip delete arpcache
netsh int ip reset /log.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
ipconfig /flushdns
verified wireless hard switch is on
restarted dhcp, dns, windows zero configuration via services.msc
scanned for viruses
reinstalled wireless drivers
tried a known working wireless usb adapter - same issue
disabled firewalls
flushed IE8 browser (temp files, cookies, etc.)
reset IE8 to fresh install defaults
sfc /scannow
disabled windows zero configuration & used the Intel Proset Wireless software

Anyone have any other ideas? Thanks in advance!

Answer:laptop wireless not working, wired is fine

Greetings, chiepler.

Looks like you've tried everything I would have suggested. The only other things I can offer are:

1. Make sure your proxy settings are clear.

2. Boot to a Linux distro (Mint is a good one), let Mint/Firefox try to access, see if you get a change in symptoms.

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I configured my computer with the netgear router which came in the aol box. and started using the wired broadband without problems. and enabled my aol router for wireless use with network name and password. now on disconnecting the ethernet cable, it asked wep address and even after 2-3 attempt, its not working please help... i have re-installed it twice still the same problem

Answer:aol wireless problems, wired 1 working fine

Why are you disconnecting the cable? If you need to do this disconnect from the internet first as it could be causing this problem...

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Hey guys, I already searched but the search kept crashing. I found one closed thread on this subject using google search but it didn't contain any information on how to solve the problem. Anyway...

After the computer has been on for a while, the internet just stops working. The problem is the same in both firefox and ie. Browser will try to search for one split second and then stops and says done with a blank page. When I reboot the problem is fine. Instant messaging programs, if connected, will still function after the internet goes out.

The problem is NOT my wireless or network card, and i am still connected to the network and everything is fine. resetting the router doesn't help, nor does flipping off the wireless switch and flipping it back on.

nothing helps except restarting the computer. I really don't want to reformat over this. Any ideas? Thanks!


Answer:Internet stops working until reboot but connection is fine - searched

Btw, I have a toshiba satellite m115-s3094 with XP media center sp2. The restore disk will ONLY re-image the hard drive. It won't even let me reinstall the OS without reformatting. Uber uncool...

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I'm not really sure where to post this, please move if needed.

My internet connection is fine, programs such as MSN work, but when I go to either Internet Explorer it displays the 'Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage' notice on every page that I try to connect to, also displays a 'Page loading error' notice on every page that I try to visit.

The problem appeared to start when I installed an update for Firefox, and at the time I had an old version of IE which worked fine, although the updated Firefox did not display any pages, I decided to update to IE8, because the version I had installed was pretty ancient, after which IE also began to display this problem.

I have fiddled with my firewall settings, to no avail.

Incidentally I am now using an old version of MSN explorer, which works to display webpages (which is how I am managing to post this!) I am guessing it is something to do with the updates, although I'm not an expert.

Any clues as to what I can do to fix it (I don't want to be stuck with this awful MSN browser!)

Thanks in advance

Answer:Internet connection working fine, browsers can't connect to any sites.

Try opening a command window (type cmd into yor run box and click ok)
Then type 'netsh winsock reset' and hit enter.
You should get a message 'successfully reset winsock catalogue' or similar.
then restart your computer

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Ok, so last night i shutdown my comp with the internet working and this morning before class i turned it back on and it didnt work.... Me and my roommate use a linksys wireless router, he uses the wireless for his laptop and i use a direct conection to the router. His computer and internet is working fine with excellent singal strength and my computer doesnt connect, wtf? Im an guessing its my computer given that my roommate can connect fine and i cant. So im really scared, any help?

a few notes...
-ever since i connected to this router here at school i have been getting this screen that pops up,when i am/was connected there is a log in type screen that comes up titled "broadband connection"-something
-also my motherboard is a ASUS P5ND2 and am using a pentium d 805
-and my home page for firefox is google, i dont know if that could have done anything?

thanks so much

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Well, today I started using my computer and all of a sudden i'm not able to go to Hotmail, Google, Yahoo and some other websites, but some websites work!

I tried using my other computer and those websites worked fine, I used all 3 of my broswers Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari, can anyone help me?

Answer:Google, Hotmail, Yahoo Not Working but Internet Connection is fine HELP!

My boyfriend has also been experiencing the same thing with his computer. I thought that maybe those sites had been added to a list of blocked sites, but can't see how that is the case. They don't show up as blocked in IE's security settings.

Any help much appreciated.


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I have a linksys model wrt54gl v1.1 and I am using Windows Vista 32bit Home Edition. I have a pc connected to the router directly through an ethernet plus a laptop, 2 iphones and a blackberry that get wireless internet from it. 2 days ago wireless stopped working. The internet on the pc connected to the router by ethernet is still working and the power, WLAN, ethernet, and internet lights are all lit green. The internet and ethernet lights flash when data is being transferred but the the WLAN light is not flashing. I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working. The phones and laptop are not detecting any wireless network present. Hope you can help.


Answer:Internet working on PC connected to router by ethernet but wireless not working

I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working.Click to expand...

The only other thing to try is to unplug the router for a few hours. You could also try another factory reset.

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

Answer:Ethernet or Wireless connection

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

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

Answer:wireless or ethernet connection

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

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

Answer:ethernet connection plus wireless ???

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

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions?

Answer:ethernet connection but not wireless

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Last night I went into my girlfriend's Linksys BEFW11S4 secured router's setting to try to find out the security key (new wi-fi PDA's) as she forgot. I reset the router, and now it produces signal but is "limited or no connectivity". I changed the WEP, but under the password section I for some reason can not change that password. Help please!

Answer:Linksys Wireless Router Problem - Was working fine!

if you reset the router, you will need to set up all the settings again - leave the encryption off and make sure it all works first - then put it back on again

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Hi there.
Am trying to fix an issue with my girlfriend's computer - was running fine, no changes made to it in the last two days; came back after lunch and suddenly the internet connection conked out.
Connection is via WiFi - router is detecting a connection when connection attempts are made; but no internet is detected on the computer side of things.

Specs as follows:
Dell XPS L511Z
Intel Core i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50 GHz
Running Windows 7 64 bit - Service pack 1
This is the config when running from Safe Mode with Networking

ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : CK-DellXPS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 88-53-2E-97-B9-D2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6230
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 88-53-2E-97-B9-D1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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Answer:[SOLVED] Internet not working - connection fine in Safe Mode with networking

Hi, in normal mode go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt (copy paste)

ipconfig/all> 0 & notepad 0 & systeminfo> 1 & notepad 1 & netstat -r | more> 2 & notepad 2 & tasklist> 3 & notepad 3 & tracert> 4 & notepad 4
press enter a notepad will open, in taskbar there will be other notepads open and please post all in your next response.

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

Answer:Ethernet connection slower than Wireless?

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

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Hello, friends,

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

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

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

Answer:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

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

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

Answer:Concurrent ethernet and wireless connection possible ?

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

Answer:wireless network without a PC ethernet connection

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

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

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

Thank you. Please help.

Answer:wireless only connects after ethernet connection

Hi Sammy33

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help is appreciated. I'm REALLY confused.

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

run a wire.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

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

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

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!

Answer:No wireless or ethernet connection - not router

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Hi everyone, i have a ThinkPad R60 9462-W16 and i have a ethernet problem with. I can connect to wireless internet but i cant on the wired one.  it seem that my Ethernet controller & adapter are not recognized. Ive tried installing this : but it's not working. Can anyone help pls   thank you PS: Sorry for my bad english.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerly, Xtradip

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

Answer:Transferring from wireless to ethernet connection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Wireless or direct ethernet connection

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

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

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

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

Answer:wireless connection/ethernet card

Any problems in Device Manager?

To reset TCP/IP, follow these steps::

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

netsh int ip reset

and press Enter.

Reset your winsock in Windows XP:

1. Open the command prompt

2. Type:

netsh winsock reset

then Enter.

Restart your computer.

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Hi there,

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

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

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

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

C:\Users\Wilma>ipconfig /all

Windows IP-configuratie

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

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding 2:

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

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding:

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

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The computer will not connect to the internet

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

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

Answer:Can't Connect to wireless or Ethernet connection

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Ok, not sure if this is where this goes, but I'll try and see. I use Wi-Fi and a wireless router to connect my laptop to the internet. I really don't want to stretch my 50 foot ethernet cable across the house to the router, and I came upon a tutorial that showed me how to share my internet wireless connection with my 360 by plugging the 360 into my laptops ethernet port. Are there any downsides to having a 'shared' connection? I know when I connect to xbox live my connection will be split between my xbox and my laptop, but does having a shared connection bring up any issues when my xbox is off? I haven't noticed anything yet, but I only did it today. But I don't wanna have any surprises down the road, such as having to repair my connections ever other day. Thanks guys.

Answer:Sharing wireless connection with 360 through ethernet

I don't see the downside here, except having your laptop running while your gaming.

But why not get yours4elf a wireless adapter for your 360?


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This is not really a windows 10 problem but perhaps somebody can help me.
I have been using Teamviewer and my work computer to access my personal laptop which is on the same premises - I live on the same premises as my workplace. Over the past few days I have been trying to get teamviewer wake on lan to work. It seems very coincidental to me that suddenly after using teamviewer this problem occured. On Thursday this week (16/2/2017) while connected to my laptop with teamviewer I experienced a few times when I had to reconnected - I assumed this was because the internet went down and came back on. I used my laptop without any problem that night without remotely accessing it via teamviewer, physically using it. I even used the LAN connection to browse the internet. On Friday we had a huge electrical storm in my area, and I noticed that I couldn't connect via teamviewer even though the laptop was switched on and wasn't in sleep mode. I went to my laptop a bit later that day and discovered that my Ethernet connection wasn't working. I tried to connect via wifi - I could, had to use the windows troubleshooter because something was wrong but it fixed it and I could and still can connect via wifi. I decided to look at posts on various internet site to see how others has sorted out the problem, Ive tried various things that were mentioned and some far nothing has helped. I suspect my Ethernet port has been fried but how can I be certain of this?
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Answer:Ethernet Connection not working

From a CMD prompt type ipconfig /all post results does network card have yellow triangle in device manager does port on router light?

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I recently bought a netgear router. The problem is, that it will not connect to my laptop. I believe that the main reason why is not connecting is because my ethernet cable is not working properly. For example, when I try to connect my modem to my laptop via ethernet, it will notice it but it will tell me that it is an unidentified network. For this reason I have to use my usb cable which is working fine. I think this is really weird because if the ethernet calbe wouldnt be working my laptop wouldnt even notice it. I tried downloading some ether drivers but I still cannot conect.... this is the version of my ethernet thing marvell yukon 88e8039 pci-e fast ethernet controller.

Please let me know what can I do.

Answer:ethernet connection not working....

First off, how about the EXACT make/model of the modem and the router. You do realize that when you change from the USB connection to the Ethernet connection on most modems that you MUST cycle power on the modem, right?

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I recently had a hard drive failure. After installing a new internal hard drive, formatting and installing XP Home/SP2, I reinstalled all my back up files and tweaks etc. All is lean, mean and secure. However, when I was checking my Device Manager, I noticed the yellow ? next to my Ethernet Controller, which explains why I had to reconnect to my DSL through a USB connection instead of my previous ethernet connection.

In my Ethernet Controller Properties, under the General Tab, it reads as follows:

Device Type: Other Devices
Manufacturer: Unknown
Location: PCl Bus 2, Device 8, Function 0

Under the device status states, "Drivers for this device are not installed (code 28). I tried to reinstall the drivers through the Hardware Update Wizard, but it failed and stated, "Hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software.

I have an Intel Pro 100 M Integrated PCI NIC Card.

Thank you in advance for any for any guidance on this.

Answer:Ethernet Connection Not Working

did you instal the correct drivers for the device?? - where are you getting them from?
you could delete from device manager and then wait for windows to find and then point to the correct drivers

have you installed your motherboard drivers ??

video drivers
sound drivers

often need installing - with the correct manufactureres drivers

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My Specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16325 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227919 MB, Free - 52510 MB; D: Total - 953739 MB, Free - 470822 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Z97-K
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled

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Ethernet cable is new, XFinity modem plugged into is working , "device manager' shows 3 gigabyte network connections (and I know I only have one) : Intel(R) 82567LF gigabyte connection
Intel(R) 82567LF gigabyte connection 2
Intel(R) 82579LM gigabyte connection

the Intel(R) 82567LF gigabyte connection 2 says (in "properties") :"windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it"

" cannot load the drivers for this device (code 31) " ????

same for Intel(R) 82567LF gigabyte connection

and Intel(R) 82579LM gigabyte connection says all is "...installed correctly" ? but no Ethernet connection, wireless only.

Tried re-naming Ethernet from "unknown" to "Local Area Connection" and computer said..."cannot use because that name is already being used" ? yet nowhere do I see any other 'local area connection' ?

Answer:Ethernet Connection Not Working

Try disabling the wifi and see if it'll connect. If not. Then download latest drivers for wired network card. Remove any software related to the wired network card, then uninstall via device manager. Say yes if it asks to delete drivers. Reboot and reinstall.

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Have you tried something as simple as a different ethernet cable , Windows will tell you that a network cable is unplugged at both ends , not just the PC end , so check the connection to the router , and maybe try it in a different port . Ashley

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Answer:Wired internet jack not working but wireless works just fine

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the installation of the Windows Update you mentioned -
START | type rstrui

What is the exact model number of the HP laptop - look on the label on the bottom.

Registry cleaners are unnecessary and can cause registry damage -

Regards. . .



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