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Solved: Networking a wireless computer and a wired xbox 360

Q: Solved: Networking a wireless computer and a wired xbox 360


Issues is as follows;

I have a HP i7 OS Windows Vista that was hard lined through ourNetgear WGR614 Wireless-G Router, with my xbox360. Was able to network them together and stream videos, view pictures etc. Recently my wife decided she no longer liked the 15 foot black ethernet cable running through the middle of the floor so I bought and installed a HP Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCIe Card. Had some issues originally (was not able to access the internet, unknown if the xbox was able to stream at that point), which were fixed (changed from channel 11 to channel 10), although now that it is working I am not able to stream video or view pictures.

Obviously something is different, but I am still able to access the sames files on the computer from the xbox (and the computer shows the xbox in the network screen), I can find all the same folders with all the same movies and pictures although when I select one to play the error of unplayable format appears and I am unable to play the movie or view the picture.

I have never really used the Windows Media Extender on the xbox, before, I would just access all videos through My Xbox - Videos - PC - Video Folder - Movies. I did try setting that up though, but after asking me to adjust my firewall settings, it seems to time out and I cannot get past that point. I switched between Norton and window firewall and still was not able to have the extender complete the process.

Please let me know if you have questions or more importantly you have ideas on how to remedy the situation. I did try and search the forum for a similar issue, but did not find it, meaning that I either need to change my status from intermediate to noob or I am not looking in the right places.

Thank you for you help!

A: Solved: Networking a wireless computer and a wired xbox 360

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Someone asked me about hooking up there xbox to the internet. Their home is wireless and the xbox is across the room. Is there something I can get that receives the wireless signal from the network then transmits it through the wire plugged into it? Basically, the opposite of a wireless access point. Thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless network - need something that does wireless to wired for xbox

The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see

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I have a new Desktop running Win 7 64 Bit and a laptop running Win 7 32 Bit. The desktop is hard-wired to my router and the laptop is connected to my WI-FI network, along with my printers and back-up drive. I would like to set up a homegroup so I can share files between them and hopefully synch my two Outlook Contact files and back both up on my Buffalo back-up hardrive. How can I enable the two computers to see one another? Also how do I change the name of my laptop? Thanks.


A:Networking wired 64 Bit computer with wireless 32 Bit

Here is a microsoft tutorial on how to create a homegroup. Once you set up the Homegroup your computers will be able to see each other, share and print files, stream music or movies and even share entire libraries.
Create a homegroup

This second link has more info on how to set up your router for homegroups to work correctly and is located in the tutorial section of this forum.
Homegroup - Create

Changing the user name is not so easy and has to be done using the following method.
You will want to change the user name before you create the homegroup.

You cannot change a user account by just changing the name. Just changing the name will make a cosmetic change only and not affect the underlying files/folders in the profile.

1. From an account with administrative privileges, go to Control Panel>User Accounts and create the new Standard user account named the way you want and at least one extra Administrator account. Call the latter "CompAdmin" or "Tech" or the like.
2. Log into the new Standard user account once so the profile files/folders are created and then log into CompAdmin.
3. Now go to Control Panel>System>Advanced>User Profiles>Settings
4. You will see where you can copy user accounts. Copy the old account to the new one from there. Use the Browse to select your new account (C:\Users\newaccount).
5. Log into the new correctly named account and make sure all your stuff is there and that it works the way you want. When you ar... Read more

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I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:
Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:

I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.

A:Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

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.]

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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I do not know enough about the subject of networking so here is my scenario and question.
I have a wired network using Cable Broadband. I can see the other wired desktop computer when hooked up and can access the other machines files.
I have bought a laptop and a netbook with wireless networking built in and wanted to take advantage of this with being able to use these machines anywhere in the house. I bought a wireless router and ran a cable from wired router to the new wireless router. Evidentually piggybacking like this seems to be working just fine. My question now is accessing the wired computers thru the wireless system, or any other way. I was told I can not access the wired network via the wireless network. I assume it is true. Wondering if there is any way to set this up to accomplish this.

I am using a Cable modem to a Leviton 4 port gateway for the wired part. I have a Cisco E3000 wireless router now attached thru the Gateway.

I tried plugging a wired cable into the back of the wireless because it has open ports and can accept a plug. I either can not do this or not understanding the way to hook it up as I can not see the wired machine. Since all ports are used in Leviton Gateway, I would have to physically unplug a wired port and plug a wire into the wireless netbook.

Can someone straighten me out on what is the proper way to hook up, if it is not possible to do what I would like or just deal with having to use a wired cable on the wireless machine. If it can... Read more

A:Solved: Networking wired and wireless together

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Hi, i have searched around but have not seen this setup explained and have been buggering about to no avail for too long.

I am looking to connect my Xbox 360 to my Internet connection (and PC for media) via the ethernet cable.

I am connected to a 3com Router (downstairs) via a Wireless adapter.

I have tried bridging my wireless connection and the wired (ethernet) connection but this just means nothing works. The Xbox finds the network like this, but does not get assigned an IP. assuming this is because it is the same IP that my PC is assigned?

I have just a normal patch rj45 ethernet cable, and have heard people that have used a crossover cable with success?

if i have left out any salient information let me know.

any help in getting this connection working would be appreciated.


A:wired networking of Xbox 360 (Via Ethernet cables) HELP

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I use Comcast as my ISP. Originally I had a cable modem with a ethernet cable coming from it and going into a wall connection. That wall connection is hooked up to a ethernet connection to a bed room in my house. The cable from that connection goes into a Linksys/Cisco E2000 wireless router. That worked.

I now have a new desktop next to my cable modem that needs a wired connection. I replaced the cable from the cable modem with a new cable going into the WAN port of a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I took the cable that used to be going into the cable modem and placed into one of the four LAN ports in the WRT54G. I have a cable from the new desktop to one of the LAN ports in thee WRT54G. The desktop can now get online.

When I hook up the ethernet cable that is in my bedroom directly to a computer I can get online. When I hook it up to Internet port on the E2000 when I connect to my wireless network I cannot get online.

What do I need to do so I can get online via my wireless network?

A:Solved: Comcast and wired and wireless networking

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hi all, seems that i need some help again

Im having problems with my wireless internet. Last night my wireless connection just shut off, and when i tried to reconnect it couldn't detect the network. I tried resetting the wireless card, turning off wireless and starting again, and also turning encryption off.

Next i opened a wireless utility that came with the card and i could see my network, but i could not connect to it, also windows would still not detect it.

Finally i changed the wireless channel, from what I've used the past year (13) to 1, and it connected. After testing more the wireless is detected on channels 1-8 but not the rest + the signal is also weak, i have checked for interference but cant find any. Any suggestions on what could cause this or a fix?
Another issue ive been having is with an xbox 360 that i just got, the issue is with xbox live, it only connects when i turn off the firewall on the router. Ive tried port fowarding but it still wont work.
Thanks for the help.

Router :Netopia
Model: 3347NWG

Wireless card : Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card

A:Solved: Wireless problem + xbox networking

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Could someone help me here? Here's my dilemma:

I need to connect my work laptop via Ethernet. Wireless causes problems with my secure connection to a corporate network (think remote login).

See the diagrams below of what I have now, and what I need.

Would these work?
TRENDnet TEW-650AP Wireless Access Point:
Rosewill RC-405X 10/100Mbps 5-Port Switch 5 x RJ45


A:Solved: Home Office Wireless/Wired Networking

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Hi TSG guys and girls, it's been a while! Good to see the forums are still buzzing about with activity. Anyways, I'm about to run an ethernet cable downstairs and had a question about the cable I should use, then I remembered I had another question about networking and another and another and so I have this post.

Right now I have the basic Actiontec router hooked up to FiOS internet. I have a number of devices that connect wirelessly over 802.11g and a few that are wired to the router. I primarily use the network for internet access, however I do push files around from time to time.

1. If I buy an Airport Extreme to get wireless N throughout my house, do I just run an ethernet cable between the two routers (the Actiontec router is necessary for some of the TV features and so it must remain connected to the internet)? Will I be able to share files and see devices connected to either of these networks?

2. I am running an ethernet cable from my router (upstairs) to my basement for my PS3. Is there any reason to use a Cat 6 cable? The rest of my network cables are currently Cat-5, but they are all less than 10 feet in length and can easily be replaced, however the cable I am running is going to be around 100 feet so I'd like to buy the right cable.

3. A question related to both above: I've heard that connecting devices to a network in certain/different ways can slow down a (gigabit?) network. Would someone please explain this idea. Should I be running Cat-... Read more

A:Solved: Cat 5 or 6, Switch or Hub, and other Basic Wired and Wireless Networking Ques

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I've got a regular desktop pc and a laptop. Both are running Windows 7.

If both machines are wired, file and printer sharing works like expected. If the laptop is on the wireless, things go sour...

The machines don't see each other, I can't ping the laptop from the desktop or vice versa. Strangely enough, if I ping the desktop from the laptop by IP address the desktop will reply. At that point the desktop will see the laptop too and sharing (file, printer & media) works fine. But if the connection is idle for a couple of minutes they won't see each other anymore.

I've tried all kinds of things: disabled IPv6 on both, reconfigured file and printer sharing, disabled the firewalls on both. But none of these changes have had any effect whatsoever. I have also tried to give everything the same name (SSID, workgroup and network name on the desktop) but that had no effect either.

More info:
- Wired and wireless clients are on the same subnet.
- The router is a Linksys WRT-350N
- AP isolation is disabled
- uPnP is enabled on the router

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?

A:Solved: wired-wired file sharing works, wired-wireless doesn't

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i am have some trouble with my file sharing on my pc's one of them is using win xp pro and the other one is using win 2000 pro the one with xp is wired and the one with 2000 pro is wireless i am using a SMC router that is wireless please help me on what steps to do so i can get them sharing

A:wired & wireless networking

See if anything here helps . .


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Apologies if this is a really stupid question.

My friend wants to set up an office network.

He has 3 x laptops (not sure which models), 1 Linksys router and is using XP pro.

The question I have is he wants 2 laptops to connect wirelessly and 1 using an RJ45 cable through the router.

Can this be done and if so is there any special config involved?


A:Wired + wireless networking

most home routers will support wired (upto 4 connections ) and wireless connections, some offer a print server so you can connect a NON networked printer in

Cisco, netgear, dlink, linksys and others all make these

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i have a belkin 802.llg wireless card installed on my comp. it works fine with the router in the other room. im trying to get a third join the network using the via rhinell fast enthernet adapter and utp cable.
comp.2 has xp pro.comp.3 has 2000pro. does the wireless card disable the on board ethernet adapter because computer 3 dosen't find comp.2

A:networking wireless\wired

No, it doesn't disable anything.

A little more details. What are you trying to connect to where?

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i just setup a wired network in my one of my homes spare rooms. four computers tied together via a linksys gigabit switch. my next and biggest problem is my three notebooks that i have in different rooms of the house [i.e. bedroom, living room, back porch] it would be impossible for me to run that much cable to my three notebook computers but they all have wifi built in so i thought is there a piece of hardware i dont know exactly what it's called [wireless access point router,hub,switch,bridge] that i can plug into my last RJ-45 port on my wired network that will allow the three notebook computers i have in three seperate locations wirelessly access my homes wired network??? [i.e. surf the net,access files on my nas drive,ect,ect] ??????

A:wired/wireless networking problem

You can use a WAP, or you can wire a wireless router (usually cheaper than a WAP) as a secondary router. It can be connected to any network connection coming from the primary router.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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I have four computers on my home network, all are running Windows XP. Three are wireless and one is wired. My router is a Linksys Wireless. All four computers can access the Internet with no problem. The wired computer can access the files on one of the wireless computers but not the others. None of the wireless computers can access files or printers on the wired computer. I have file / print sharing set up on all four and have tried turning off the firewall on all computers and the router. Nothing I do will give me access to the drives on all computers.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Wireless / Wired Networking Problem

have u bridged the 2 lans? and have u ensured that they are on separate subnets.

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In my home office I have the Optimum Cable Modem, that is connected to Vonage Phone VioP which is then connected to Belkin Wireless Router's WAN port. At Belkin Wireless Router's LAN port I have my network printer connected, and connection to my 8 port netgear switch. Netgear switch has connection from Belkin Wireless Router at port #8 and Port#1 through 5 are connected to in wall patch panel that provides wired connection to all 5 bedroom in the house. Since bedrooms are on the other side of the house Belkin Wireless Router signal does not reach them. So, I set up another wireless router (Tenda) in my bedroom.
I believe I have set up the second wireless router correctly as I have connected the wall cat5e cable to LAN of the Tenda Router, configured it for static ip ( and disabled its DHCP. I have also made sure that Belkin router only starts IP from
I have two diff SSID name for Belkin and Tenda.
I can successfully connect wirelessly to Tenda for may be a day or so. But then it stops working. I can connect another cat5e to Tenda's LAN port and connect to my laptop and it will work but wireless will not. Restarting Tenda does not help. I have to walk to my home office on the other side of the house and restart Belkin to have wireless in my room work again.
What am I doing wrong?
As per the load on the router, we have 4 phones in the house that connects wirelessly to Belkin, all the rooms have computers that are directly connected. ... Read more

A:Wired and Wireless networking at home

For multiple routers, only the router connected to the modem has a wire in the WAN slot. For all others, connect to any LAN slot and leave the WAN slot empty.

Only the first router should have DHCP active.

All devices regardless of the connection type (wired vs wifi) or the device to which they connect (RouterA, RouterB, Switch1) will then have DHCP addresses on the subnet of routerA.

The static address will be immaterial but can still be accesses to control WiFi setups.

Suggest one wifi router be set to channel X and the other to any other channel than X.

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Hello all,

I have a little hard time grasping the speeds when it comes to mb/s kb/s etc, etc.

I know that Wireless N is faster then Wireless G (which is what I have now) and I also (think) I understand that the benefit of the "G" standard is generally only seen on one's internal network.

I currently have the Linksys/Cisco W54xxxx "G" router. It's in a seperate room from my iMac and I connect to my network wirelessly. My iMac supports "N".

I have the SBC/ATT DSL Elite plan.

My question is, is there any benefit going to a "N" router? Will I see any speed increases on my Mac which is what I use most often. My Laptop (W7) is a little older and does not support "N".


A:wired/wireless n/g home networking question

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I have an issue that I can't seem to solve. My work laptop is on our Windows domain. I have both wireless and wired connections on it. I also have shared files that I access quite often to and from my desktop machine. The problem is that when the wireless is on and I am plugged in, my desktop uses the IP address assigned to my wireless card. That means my file transfers are going over the much slower wireless connection, rather than the faster wired connection.

When I ping my laptop name, from my desktop I get the wireless IP. If I disconnect the wireless, I get the wired IP. I could just use the IP address to connect in, but we have DHCP and I don't want to get into the whole, "what if my address changes" deal.

I would like to be able to leave the wireless on even when I am plugged in, just because I come and go so much that it is much easier for me.

Does anyone know why the network uses my wireless card over my wired card? If so, how do I change it, or is it a policy on our domain?

A:Windows XP Wireless/Wired Mixed Networking

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I have a wired network and connected a Belkin Wireless AP to it
I am using win 98SE on the wired network and windoes 2000 on my laptop. I can ping everything form the AP to the two pc's and i can see the win98se machine on the laptop but not the other way about, When i try to access the win98SE machine it says it cant be found. I am using fixed IP addresses
any suggestions?

A:wired to wireless networking newbee problem

Some network config tips.

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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My current set-up is as follows:

I have a central wireless router, which feeds my house with wireless internet.
I have my laptop, which I use as my main computer, in the basement receiving it's connection from the wireless.

What I am attempting to do, is use a separate router in the basement to connect to my network drives. This router does not have a wired internet source, but will be used solely to connect 2 Network drives, my laptop and my XBOX.

I have tried multiple set-ups, but can't seem to get Vista to recognize the contents or detect the network drives through the LAN connection on my laptop, even if I disable my wireless.

My question is how I might solve this problem (if possible) and if it can be done while maintaining my wireless connection.

Thanks in advance,

A:Networking Both Wireless and Wired for Network Drives

To make sure the wireless is used for internet access you assign a static IP and mask to the ethernet connection, leaving the Gateway and DNS server blank.

Make sure the ethernet connection is designated 'Private' and that any 3rd party firewall (security suite) is configured for the desired access.

While connected to both networks please show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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Hey everyone--this is my first post so bear with me...

I'm trying to use my new home wireless network to connect to my Xbox. I'm very new to the whole networking world, though not to computers in general. Basically, I've tried every possible way of connecting, but nothing seems to work. Xbox won't help me, because I'm using a D-Link DWL-G820 game adapter (not "tested" with Xbox Live) although my router is the Xbox-approved DI-624. D-Link refers me to Xbox, and Comcast effectively says go figure it out yourself.

Despite the discouraging incompatibility speech from Xbox, I have heard many stories of successes across the net from people who have made the G820 work. According to them, the Xbox doesn't recognize it as wireless but simply works with it anyways (as a normal LAN connection). I know for sure that my cable modem (the RCA model Comcast gives out) works, as until we made the switch to wireless I had been using Live happily with a Linksys wired router.

Basically, I need to know what the heck you're supposed to enter in Xbox's IP configuration console. I know this is in all probability obvious, but all Xbox says is "the IP your ISP gave you," "the subnet mask your ISP gave you" etc.
Whose IP is it? The modem? The router? The game adapter? What IS a gateway in Xbox language? The modem? That don't work! AHH
Also, use the DNS manual configuration or no?

Here are the details:

Modem: RCA
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A:Xbox Live D-Link Wireless Networking

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I have Qwest DSL service with the "2Wire" wireless router. I have configured my notebook to connect to my home network both wirelessly through the built-in wi-fi card, and wired through the ethernet port. My question is this: Can I leave both network connections enabled, or should I disable one or the other, depending on how I am using the computer at the time? Everything seems to be working fine this way, but I have to wonder how I am actually connected. Am I connected wirelessly at 54Mpbs, or wired at 100 Mpbs? The connections do have different MAC and IP addresses.
Thank you

A:Solved: wired and wireless enabled on same computer

If both connections have obtained IP addresses from the router, you are connected both wired and wirelessly.

If you have Windows XP it will default to using the faster connection, so your wireless is not really doing anything.

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I'm new to the forum. =)

As the title says, I'm having problems networking my laptop (using wireless) and my wired desktops.
All are on the same workgroup, and have unique computer names.
My wired desktops can see each other.
My laptop, using the wireless connection, is unable to communicate with either desktop. I can't ping the desktops by name from my laptop or their ip addresses.
I have a DSL connection, and all computers connect through the same connection.
All computers are running on XP by the way, and all have no problems connecting to the internet.
The wired desktop computers are connected to a hub. My wireless router (linksys wrt54G I think it's called) is also connected to the hub by a cat5 cable (the cable is plugged into one of the ports on the hub, and connects to the "internet" port on the router). My wireless network is using WPA-PSK (I think it's called) with TKIP.
I have tried to ditch the hub altogether by connecting everything to my router, because I thought maybe having the hub there was causing my troubles.
However, connecting everything to the router only provided a temporary solution. First, all computers could be seen from all three computers in 'view workgroup computers' for a VERY short period (like 5 minutes) - then, one of my desktops & my laptop were unable to communicate. Pinging did not work, even. Second, my wireless connection stopped working after a very short period (my laptop could not rec... Read more

A:problems networking wireless laptop and two wired desktops

So, do I understand this correctly: your DSL modem is connected to a hub, and to the hub you have 2 computers and the WAN (Internet) port of a wireless router? And you get 3 public IP addresses from your ISP?

If that's right, I guess it would work if you just used the router as a switch and wireless access point by disabling its Dhcp server and connecting the hub to a router LAN port (using a cross-over cable unless either port is auto-sensing). I still don't understand PPP, so if there's anything you are setting in your wired PCs for that, you'll have to do the same sort of thing for the wireless.

Are you paying extra for multiple IPs?

Why not just lose the hub and connect the modem directly to the router and all PCs to that?

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How do I switch from wireless to wired networking?

If my laptop is off, I plug in my network cable and switch the wireless radio off, Windows starts fine and I can reach the internet.
If I turn on the radio and unplug the network cable, I can still reach the internet.

If I plug the cable back in and switch off the wireless radio, Windows can't find any networks.

The only way to use a wired network is to plug in the cable and restart Vista. Why is that? How do I fix it?

A:Switching from wireless to wired networking doesn't work

I cannot tell you why, however you can run with both connected at the same time. The wired will take over the connection. That's what happens on my laptop
I have just experimented replicating what you have described and mine works.
Question, are you giving it time to reconnect? I tried mine three times and each time it took about one minute or more to reconnect.

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I've had a desktop for a while now and I've had it networked to my PS3 so I can access the movies on my computer and play them on my tv. I just recently bought a laptop and I am trying to do the same thing with that.

My laptop is connected to my router with a wireless connection and the internet is working fine. Now I'm trying to connect to my network so I can access my desktop files through my laptop and it is asking for a network name and password. I don't know of any name or password like that and I don't remember using one for the PS3. If I did use one, it is now lost to me.

Is there any way to find out what my network name and password is? I already tried the same name and password to gain access to my password protected internet connection. I also don't use a name and password for my desktop so that can't be it.

What is it asking for and how do I find it???

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

A:Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop Networking Issue

Well, you use a name on the desktop, it's looking for an account on the desktop machine. FWIW, it's best to have passworded accounts, Windows file sharing sometimes has problems with user accounts with no password.

What versions and patch levels of Windows are on the desktop and the laptop?

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I have a problem that is either networking or VirtualPC or both. I went as far as I could at the present time in the official Microsoft VirtualPC newsgroup and reached an impasse. I am hoping you, the networking crowd, might be able to offer some further insights.

Problem connecting to the internet (browser, ping, etc.) from a Virtual PC.
In all cases, the host computer could connect to the Internet successfully.

(A) From my office (hostPC w/hardwired connection) => VM connection SUCCEEDS
(B) Taking the same virtual machine onto my laptop and sitting in the public library (hostPC w/wireless connection) => VM connection SUCCEEDS
(C) Taking the same virtual machine onto my laptop and sitting at home => hostPC w/wireless: VM connection SUCCEEDS but hostPC w/hardwired: VM connection FAILS
Note that in the failed case I could not even ping the host PC from the VM!
DETAILS: Environment A (office)
>>VM running on office computer
>>Host OS=WinXP Pro SP2 with *no* firewall
>>VirtualOS=WinXP Pro SP2 with *no* firewall
>>Domain Environment
>>wired connection

DHCP, ping works, IE connects to Internet (SUCCESS)
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A:VirtualPC networking difference when host is wired or wireless

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My girlfriend is currently having some issues with her network. We had a lot of issues on the initial install, but I think those have all been sorted out since her wireless internet was working fine for about a week. This morning, she could log and chat in AIM, but could not open any websites via Firefox or IE. I had her restart her comp and then all of the internet went away and she couldn't even connect to AIM anymore. She bypassed the router and connected directly to the internet (her apartment provides internet via numerous ethernet ports throughout the rooms, there's no modem) via the port in the wall and still nothing. It shows that there's a local connection, but no internet. She lives with two roommates and neither one of them were home at the time, so she couldn't check to see if they were still getting a signal. I believe they are because one of her roommates appears to be on Facebook at the moment.

Anyway, I did a bit of Googling and came across some similar issues and the problem seemed to be a virus, spyware or her firewall. She's currently running an AVG computer scan while she's at class to check for viruses and I'm going to have her install Ad-Aware to check for spyware when she gets back. Are there any other suggestions anyone can give me? At this point in time, I have no idea what the issue is and it's sort of stretched to the limit of my networking knowledge. I'm working on getting some more information as to w... Read more

A:Wireless and Wired Networking Issues - AIM Works, No Websites

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ok here is what i have.
main desk top is and has this
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 23954 MB;
Motherboard: First International Computer, Inc., AU31, PCB 1.x, C0E4B02720
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
it also has a belkin usbwifi
alltel 3g air card.

what i need help with is want to conect and share the internet and files this comp though a
linksys wrt54g2 router that is wired to the ps3 and a d-link hub.
the d-link hub is wire to 2 desk tops and a laptop and a hp printer.

where do i start for some reson i can only have ether my 2 desktops and my main on net or my ps3.
if ps3 is on and i want to start net on a comp i have to shut off ps3 and restart all comps what am i doing wrong

A:help networking 3 comps wired one wifi and a wired printer and a ps3 wired

lets see an ipconfig /all

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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All of my wireless devices are able to connect to my wifi but my desktop computer which is a wired connection gives me Error 1068: Dependency service or group failed to start.

In ipconfig/all I show: IP routing enabled:no wins proxy enabled: no and the default gateway address is blank.

I have Windows 7 64x and my ISP is AT&T Uverse and they say my gateway should be plug and play.

I saw this post and I tried everything listed but no luck.

I also tried everything that was detailed in the following post : (Yes I did backup the registry first)

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated!

A:Solved: Wireless works but wired computer can't connect

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Edit:: Solved. Issue related to driver for network adapter.
:: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Rev 2,
Many thanks to etaf!

I have been using a wireless USB adapter to connect to the internet, but it drops the connection at random times. I decided to run a wired connection to the router, but I can't seem to get it to work. The first time I tried I got this: "Error 651: Your modem (or other connecting device) has reported an error." So I looked it up.

The main things I found were a Windows 7 bug with the file raspppoe.sys and a problem with Virtual PC. I am running Windows 7, but do not have Virtual PC. The suggested fix was to replace raspppoe.sys with a "working" one from vista. I downloaded it from the Microsoft site and replaced the file. Now I get "Error 797: A connection to the remote access server was not made because the modem was not found." I am still able to connect via wireless.

CMD ipconfig /all with the wireless:
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys WUSB600N Wireless-N USB Network A
dapter with Dual-Band ver. 2
Physical Address. . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless works, wired doesn't - Same computer

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I'm on the verge of buying a system and debating between these two devices.

Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter with Speedbooster :

Or the name brand...

Microsoft Wireless Network Adapter Xbox 360:

Been to the xbox 360 forum and they seem to be completely clueless. A friend of mine uses another linksys device and it works fine. Some of the people over at teh xbox forum think that it will not work due to a driver issue which doesn't make much sense to me. Basically, the microsoft device costs $100 and the other only $15 so I'm trying to make a logical better buy.

Anyone able to clear this up for me with no assumptions... please?

A:Xbox 360 networking question -Do I have to use a name brand microsoft wireless device

There is a list of model numbers that will workat I have a linksys BEFSR41 (ver 3) it cost $80 at walmart. and its on the list.

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Hi guys im new here, and looked like the place to be for some help, ive been racking my brain for days.

I reinstalled all drivers for my lap top

HP DV6618CA Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit
amd turion 64x2 chip
4gb ram

The Wired Nvidia LAN adapter disappeared on me a few days ago,
so i reinstalled all the correct drivers and got that back, but now when i plug it in through my router (linksys 310N) it come up with

Unidentified public network Access type: NO INTERNET ACCESS

but it is sending an recieving byes

here is more info from

ipconfig/release"local area connection"

C:\Users\Ratha>ipconfig /release "Local Area Connection"

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a576:13bb:cf7:72ec%22
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5cf2:67ad:9eb5:ea12%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fd:... Read more

A:NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller NO INTERNET- wired Wireless fine

quick note it does this when i wire straight from the modem too

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I have a WRT54G wireless router and am running Windows XP Pro SP2. I opened all the required ports that Microsoft listed and was able to allow my computer to see the Xbox 360. The problem is that I can't my Xbox 360 to see my computer. So how I would I go about playing media and such on the Xbox 360?

A:Solved: Xbox 360 Networking

Is your XB360 connected to the router via wifi or Ethernet? i have the exact same router so i am shure i can help you out, but i need more info with about your networking.

i have mine connected to my xb360 via Ethernet, but i am sharing media with my pc via wifi.
i would make sure you have everything updated to what it needs to be to connect the to.

go to to make sure you have everything updated.

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I want to setup a wired network for sharing internet. Put unsure which way is better hub or switch (?). At the present timing I am using a wireless route which keeps dropping connection, so I want to change it to direct connection. I know I will need a hub but when go to price them it pulls both hub and switch. I don't know which is better or if they both do the same job.

So, the question comes down to which is the better a hub or a switch? Or it doesnot matter?

The two PC units to be connect is a desktop and labtop...
I may also add my printer to the mix so it also has to handle that too. The only differents there is the printer is conect to the main PC which is a desktop unit. (Printer is NOT network readly)

A:Solved: Setting Up wired networking!

You need a router if you want multiple computers to have simultaneous internet access, unless you are paying for multiple public IP addresses.

A switch is much preferable to a hub; a hub is half-duplex, only one device can send at a time, and all traffic is routed to all connected devices; a switch is full-duplex and traffic is routed to the intended recipient only.

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I didn't know if I should ask this in the Network or Games section, so if its in the wrong place pelase guide me to where I need to go
Some background information:
I have Verizon DSL 1.5 MBPS which (normally) connects at a steady 1787 kbps down and 447 kbps up when checking from the gateway status page...
It is an Actiontec GT704WG Gateway....

Here is my problem:
My Xbox RRoD a couple weeks ago...and so it went away to Microsoft for a month...
Before i shipped my Xbox away I would notice my internet speeds would, on a regular basis, drop to around 1000kbps down but still 447 would stay at those speeds until I reset my router and then it once again connect at 1787 kbps
While my Xbox was away- I noticed my internet connection never dropped below 1787, it remained constantly conencted at those speeds.
Now that my xbox is back I notice that once again the speeds fluctuate until I reset my router which it then reconnects at 1787 kbps until i check it again the next day and it has dropped again.
And also, My xbox will not connect to any of my friends until I reset my router...sometimes even reseting it more than once(i dont get what that would do?)
So i have to reset my router at least once a day in order to simply get in the same party as my chat, no party, no games until I reset

What is causing this speed fluctuation?
I have the ports forwarded...and my Xbox says my NAT is open and UNpN is on...

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A:Solved: Xbox 360 Networking Problems

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I bought a Netgear FS105 Switch yesterday.
Plugged it in to both my PC and my 360, it worked awesomely good.
Enjoyed a few hours of Halo ODST on Xbox live, went to bed.
Woke up had my breakfast, and then, as usual when i attempt to make a network problems occur.
So now i cant get a connection to my 360, "Cant get an IP from you router/modem".
So i've tried to check the DHCP settings, but somehow i cant get into the routers setup site.
So i tried to just plugging the 360 directly into the modem, no succes.
So im clueless, since the internet works perfectly on my PC, but overnight died for my 360.

Please advice.

Regards Martin

A:Solved: Xbox 360 Networking prob

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I have recently sorted out the wireless connection of a child's laptop to a wireless printer. It works perfectly. Howver, the parent's, wired, desktop computer does not now print. No changes were made to the desktop , which was working fine before this.. I am not at the location now but are there any ideas why this should suddenly occur. Both computers are running XP.

A:Wireless printer not printing from wired computer after connection by wireless lapto

Wireless printers can be connected both by USB and wireless simultaneously. However, I have come across many that say they should but don't do so easily. Sometimes they have to be setup wireless first then USB and others vice versa..
In my opinion, it is probably the best option to add the printer to the desktop through the network. Then there should be no problems with setup. Hope that helps..

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Hello, I have a Linksys router and Everything is connected right, but if I don't have my wireless adapter in, I can't get any response from the network. There's no other computers I can test anything but when I troubleshoot the issue it says "you may not have a internet adapter" or something like that, I can't remember and it won't come up while the net is activated... Please help.

A:Wired not working, wireless is (need wired cause I'm using room mates wireless)

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

A:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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I am in the process of securing a home wireless network. The wireless access point is plugged into a wired router on a pc. The wireless connection will be made using a laptop.

Question: Do I run the CD that came with the wireless access point on the wired pc or on the laptop or does it matter which one?

A:Use wireless or wired computer??

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My parents have a pc wired to a Verizon FIOS router. The router also has wireless capabilities and my mom has her laptop connected and is having no trouble getting wireless internet. Both computers are running XP. The desktop is a Compaq Presario SR1500NX and the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 9300. The desktop is wired to an HP LaserHet P1006 and my mom would like to be able to print from her laptop to the printer wirelessly. Right now, it will work if we plug the laptop into the ethernet but not when the laptop is connected wirelessly. The desktop computer does not show up when I go to add printerand try to find the printer by browsing. Do you have any suggestions? Is it possible for the wired and wireless computers to share the network? Right now it seems like they cannot see each other when one is wired and one is wireless.

A:Using a printer wired to a pc on a wireless computer

I don't understand this issue. If printer sharing works running with a wired connection, there should be no difference using a wireless connection to the same router.

FWIW, I have Verizon FiOS and the Actiontec MI424WR router, and I have no problems with wired and wireless computers sharing printers here.

Are you SURE that the wireless connection isn't to a different network, perhaps a neighbor's connection?
Let's see this for the problem laptop with a wired connection, then again with a wireless connection.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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

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


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.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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So I recently got highspeed internet for my grandma, and I can get the wireless to work, but not the wired computer. Ive reseted winsock, done ping tests, and pass. Reset everything the way the tech on the phone told me to and deleted the old dial up conneciton, and did everything qwest forums told me to do. And still cant get internet on the wired computer.

The computer is windows XP, the brand is Sony Vaio. and the modem is qwests Q1000. Can anyone figure this really bizaar mess out?!

A:Need Help! Have wireless but wired computer cant get internet

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Hi everyone, sorry if this has been posted here before, but I have been all over the google net looking for the answer to my question. Ok...we have three computers. One is in the living room, the other is in my room and the third is in my roommates room. The laptop in the living room and the computer in my room are both connected to the router via cat-5. The one in my roommates room is connected with a wireless card. I have two computers -- mine and the living room -- connected to the same workgroup. I'm able to see shared folders on both systems. We are all on XP. The laptop in the living room and my computer are on service pack 3 and my roommates is sp2. Yesterday, I changed the workgroup on my roommates computer to the same workgroup as the other computers but it didnt work. Can anyone tell me how to connect the third computer -- in my roommates room -- to the same workgroup, so that I can share file between all three? I'm a layman when it comes to IT. Any help is appreciated. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

A:add wireless computer to wired workgroup

Hi: Here is a guideline doc.for XP-XP sharing.
Hope it helps.

Hints and tips from Terrynet on the Networking Forum

Printer and File Sharing

The following will set up a Microsoft Workgroup for File and Printer Sharing assuming the PCs are already networked via router, ad-hoc wireless or Ethernet (directly or using switch or hub).

In Network and Dial-up Connections (Win 2k Pro) or Network Connections (XP) right click on your connection and select ‘Properties.’ If not already there, install or add a check mark for “Client for Microsoft Networks, “File and Printer sharing …” and “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).”

Right click on My Computer and on the Computer Name tab make sure you have a unique computer name and the workgroup name that you want to use for all computers. Change if necessary.

Restart the PC.

You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine.

If using the XP SP2 firewall: Control Panel – Windows Firewall – on the General tab it should be “On” and on the Exceptions tab “File and Printer Sharing” should be selected.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go int... Read more

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Im having a problem networking my two computers, one an intel 3.40 desktop with a D-link Ethernet Adapter the other an HP Pavillion Laptop, together.
I can see both computers when i click on network, but can't access either of them on both of the computers.
I've tried IPpinging both of them and i dont think they can see each other.
The modem im using is the 2700HG-E Gateway which says has a wireless router in it (and im getting a wireless single from it).
If anyone can give me a sort of step by step way of setting up a wireless network, that we be awesome. Im pretty good at figuring stuff out on my own but this has me stumped. I now know why IT guys get the money they do

A:1 Wired computer, 1 Wireless Laptop. VISTA on Both.

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I just upgrade my system to wireless N with a TP-Link router. My laptop is using a cheap USB N adapter and is running at 160 mbs. But my wired desktop is only running at 100 mbs with the motherboards gigabit NIC. There is a very noticeable performance difference especially with streaming video. Youtube and Hulu run great on the laptop but slow on the desktop. It was just the opposite when I had the Wireless G router. Any ideas?

A:Wired computer slower than wireless laptop

I think I figured it out. I assumed that the new router had gigabit ethernet ports but it turns out most routers still use 10/100 ports.

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Okay I recently purchased a new laptop and a Linksys WRT160N router to go with it, and I have my old computer wired to it via ethernet cable. My laptop, obviously, is connected via wireless network. How do I get the 2 computers to be visible to each other for if i want to use shared files, printers, etc? The laptop uses Windows Vista SP1 and the old computer uses Windows XP SP3.. So how do I put them on the same network or however, without turning the wired computer into a wireless one?

A:connect wired computer to wireless network..

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Can anyone help me network my two home computers?

One is connected to a wireless network through a router; the other is connected to the router via ethernet cable (its wireless adapter isn't working; that's a problem for another thread!)

The laptop's network has a different name from the wireless network. How can I get them on the same network without having to hardwire the first computer or buy a new wireless card for the second?

Both are running Windows 7. Should be easy but I'm stumped.

A:Home network: one wired computer, one wireless

Well, if you want both to eventually be hooked up wirelessly, then I'd suggest that we attempt to fix the other computer's "wireless issue" first. But if you don't want to do that, then here are the steps I'd suggest for now:

Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Center.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Click Set up a new network, and then click Next.
The wizard will walk you through creating a network name and a security key. If your router will support it, the wizard will default to Wi‑Fi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) security. We recommend that you use WPA2, if possible, because it offers better security than WPA or Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security. With WPA2 or WPA you can also use a passphrase, so you don’t have to remember a cryptic sequence of letters and numbers.

To connect your laptop or desktop computer to your wireless network, follow these steps:
Open Connect to a Network by right-clicking the network icon ( or ) in the notification area.
In the list of networks, click the network that you want to connect to, and then click Connect.
Enter the security key. You can either type in the key or insert a USB flash drive that contains the security key into a USB port on the computer.

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Hi there,

I've got a desktop with a wired connection to a cable broadband modem (with only one connection on it) and I'd like to have my laptop (which has a wireless card) to share that connection only wireless .... if you know what I mean... anyone tell me what I need to do to get that working? is it possible?


A:Get wireless laptop and wired desktop to share wired cable broadband connection?

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I have just installed wrt54g router with befcmu10 cable modem. I set the wireless side up (finally), with WPA2 security; everything works fine. I have one laptop on the wireless side, two desktops on the wired side of the wrt54g, none of them networked together yet. All computers access the Internet; I am confident about the laptop because all the bad stuff that was getting thru before seems to have stopped. I am concerned about security on the desktops; will the WPA2 protect the desktops? If not, what should I do to fix? I am running Ad-aware, Spybot, Spysweeper, Avast and Zonealarm on all computers. Thanks for help

A:wired computer security on wrt54g wireless router

"I am concerned about security on the desktops; will the WPA2 protect the desktops?

WPA only protects your wireless signal.

"I am running Ad-aware, Spybot, Spysweeper, Avast and Zonealarm on all computers"

Keep them updated and you should be just fine.

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I really need help with this and I apologize as I am a complete noob with networking. I searched the forum for others with this problem, but couldn't find anything quite like the issue I am having.

I have a linksys router (firmware is up to date) and three computers (two windows 7 64 bit, and an Apple mac) connected to the internet through this router.

I have the two Win 7 computers wired in physically to the router. The Mac is connected wirelessly.
When I got the first Win 7 computer, the wired connection was fine, then one day it went to the wireless connection for whatever reason. The connection was flaky at first which is why I noticed.
I fooled with it a bit and I don't remember how I did it, but managed to disable the wireless connection on the Win 7 machine and this forced the wired connection (I think). I was happy with that.

Then when we got rid of an old xp puter, and got another Win 7 I had the same problem, but couldn't connect it wired, only wirelessly, meaning I had it connected with the cable, but the computer insisted on the wireless connection and didn't "see" the physical connection. (Mind you, I didn't pursue the issue after that).

Today, I shut my computer down completely and turn it back on to discover it no longer has a connection. I fooled with the cables, etc shutting things down and back on, with zero results. I had to re enable the wireless adapter to get a connection to the internet again, and now here I... Read more

A:Windows 7 computer defaults to wireless connection, want wired.

Hiya and welcome to the forums

You could always try using a static IP address on both machines.

Firstly Open "control panel" click on "network and sharing center"

Click on "local area connection (1)" then follow the image clicking through to (5)
Once at 5 enter your IP address .... this will depend on what address your network is running on (I'm hoping that you know this already) I've given an example. If you router is set to eg then you will need to enter this into the "default gateway" and "preferred DNS (6)" (I've marked the last number with an "X" as this could differ) When you enter your IP address just change the last number to anything between say 10 - 20 eg.

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OK, so upgrading my parent's wireless. They have cable, 2 wired computers, one wireless laptop. I put in an older Linksys flashed to Tomato, but it is pretty slow compared to the newer wireless standards. Going to get them a new wireless router like the one I have. I have one wired, one wireless, same cable company for internet.

My laptop gets around 45 down, 11 up, my desktop around 60 down, 12 up using SpeedOf.Me to test. At the folks, one wired computer gets very similar to mine, the other wired one gets 6 down, 12 up. (all Mbps) The one in question has a latency of over 300, while even my iPhone has 69 latency.

So, long story short, what usually causes such high latency? Will replace the wireless router at their house Tuesday, and of course test the cables, but their laptop is way faster on the wireless router than the wired one is... So, I don't suspect an issue with the Cat5.

Never seen upload higher than download. Weird.

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Hey there,
I am at my parents house trying to figure out a problem they are having.
Basically, me and my dad both have wireless macbooks, and my sister has a wireless laptop of some sort. My brothers computer is a wired desktop and is attched right to their router. It is a wrt54 G router.
It seems sometimes that all of us can be connected at the same time, but most of the time, if the desktop is plugged into the router, no one else can connect. It does work sometimes, it deffinetly does not work if he is using a bit torrent client. But it is weird since I can be using a bit torrent client on my macbook, and my sister can on her pc laptop, and have no bad effects.
Have any of you heard anything about a router giving priority to the wired connections, over the wireless? We can all connect to the router when this happens, but we cannot get on the net, or transfer stuff around.

A:Wireless Connections drop when Wired computer active

You need to update the firmware of the Linksys wrt54G.

Make sure ALL wireless systems are accessing in the same mode,
either B or G, but don't allow a mix.

bit torrent access is always a problem -- the router starts to drown in traffic.
When it's only your wireless systems, you're limited by the wireless rates,
and the router gets a chance to 'come up for air'. When the desktop starts
bit torrents, it consumes as much of the router bandwidth as possible and ...
glub-glub, you need a lifegurard

There is no cheap means to control which systems get how much of the bandwidth!

One alternative would be to get a wireless adaptor for the desktop and let
everyone have their fair share of the pool.

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Hello, Ive bought a USB Wired Madcatz 360 Controller TO use on my PC,
Ive tried every Driver Out there, ive tried everything, i dont know what to do anymore.

The problem is that Windows doesnt recognize the left and right joysticks.
I can see the Joystick Functioning Correctly in XBCD 360 Setup Utility Screen, ( under the Xbox tab, ) but when i go to the Windows Tab, the only Axis that works under the Windows tab is the 'Ry',..
Also, to add, with the windows stock drivers, the downloadedable one, and the updated one from within the windows control panel> Device Manager.
whenever i tried to calibrate or whenever i went to the Joystick Properties the left axis was always to the left, also, i couldnt move to the right, therefore i can not calibrate correctly.
I' ve searched eveywhere, i dont know what to do anymore..
Please Help,

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Hi, I've got two desktop computers and a new BTHomeHub on one desk. One is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7. My Windows 7 computer is brand new, and I wondered if I could access shared files which is on my XP by going into Start > Network without wireless?




A:Solved: Is it possible to do this wired instead of wireless?

As long as both computers are connected to your BThomeHub with either Wired/Wireless connection you can share files.

Which version of XP do you have? Home or Professional as this affects how you share files from XP.

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I recently moved and now my desktop, which is the only computer without wireless access, isn't able to be next to the router/modem. I game a lot, would it be worth it for me to run the bit of wire to move the router/modem into my room, or would I be ok with a wireless adapter of some kind?

A:Solved: Wireless vs. wired

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I would like my wired computers to be able to receive an internet connection. Here is the problem. In one room I have 6 computers.
1 file server, 1 dc,dhcp,dns server 1 application server, 3 desktops,
one 8 port 3com gigabit switch and 1 laserjet networked printer.
In another room I have my DSL modem hooked to trendnet 8011n wireless
router. 1 web server and another computer both hard wired into the router.How can I get internet to the computers in the other room.
Running cable through the wall is not an option as this is just a temporary setup used for edcuational purposes.

A:Solved: wireless to wired

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I have a few questions:

Can I set up both a wired and wireless network with a Linksys WRT54G router?
Would I have a problem with a wireless computer being 60' away from the router?
If I decide to go wired, would a 60' wire be a problem?

I have 2 computers at one end of the house and 1 at the other end. I'm trying to decide what the best type of connection would be. Prefer the cheapest also.

Thanks for any input.

A:Solved: Wired and Wireless

Yes, you can use wireless, though depending on the exact nature of the environment you could have problems at that range.

No, you would have no problem with a 60' wired connection. A single Ethernet cable can be up to 100 meters long.

The most reliable will clearly be the wired connection.

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Hi. I'm giving my old desktop to my friend to replace her laptop. It is an EMACHINE EL1331G-01W.

Can I connect this desktop to her wireless modem (AT&T u-verse)? Is there a wireless adapter I can get? If so, which one? Or do I have to keep it wired?

Thanks for any help you can give me!

A:Solved: Wired to wireless?

If the desktop doesn't already have a built-in wireless adapter, you can purchase a USB Wireless Adapter from stores such as Best Buy, Wal-Mart or any other electronic store.

Here is a link to Best Buy's list of USB wireless adapter;
(It is also worth checking the Wi-Fi Standard of the USB before purchase to make sure it is compatible with your router.)

You should be able to just purchase one, then plug it in along with the installation disk, and it should be able to connect the computer to the wireless AP.
Also, it is not necessary to keep it wired, though if you want best speed performance, then it is best to keep it wired. There are also some security concerns with using wireless, but the risks are minimal.

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Alright, so my friend just recently got internet and decided to get FiOS, which comes with a complementary wireless router. So he got a PCI wireless card for his computer, which works fine. However, he also wants to have his xbox360 get onto the internet. Is there a piece of hardware that will accept incoming wireless and then act as a wired hub? So he would just put it in his room and plug his computer and xbox into it. I know there is a wireless adapter made for the xbox but i was wondering if there is another route that he could take.

A:Solved: Wireless to wired

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Is it possible to hook a wireless router into my currently wired network?

Like, if I get this

Can I just plug it into a wired setup and it should work?

A:Solved: Wireless into wired...

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Yesterday at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft held a keynote that included a number of details on how the company will improve the gaming experience in Windows 10.

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A:Windows 10 gets Xbox Live SDK, Xbox One wireless controller, accessories

I though you could connect and use the Xbone controller through it's usb cable?

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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?

A:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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I recently replaced my wireless router and Bellsouth DSL modem with a single Netgear DGN2200 DSL modem/wireless router. The problem is my desktop which is wired, cannot see the laptop computers that are on the network via wireless connection. If I start a homegroup with one of the laptops, the other laptop can join but my desktop cannot (no "join now" option). If I start a homegroup with my wired desktop, neither laptop sees it.

However, if I connect my desktop to the network using my USB wireless adapter, then I can establish a homegroup with either a laptop or the desktop with no problem.

I have checked that IPv6 is enabled and that all the services listed in other posts are enabled. I'm fairly certain the cause is some setting in my router security, but I don't see anything that would prevent my desktop from linking. I can also get on the internet with no problem.

Please help!

A:Wired computer doesn't see wireless computers on network -cannot join

check your firewall settings.

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I have a TP-Link TL-WR340G - 54M wireless router. I had previously used this router in HK and Singapore, before moving to Canada, without any problems. I bought a new power adaptor for Canada and it seemingly works fine, at least the lights on the front do.

I can find the name of the router on the list of local wireless networks (I have forgotten the pw though).

When I try access the router via wire, I get no where. I have connected both with and without the internet cable attached. I have reset the router as well, and used two different computers (with different configurations themselves) to try to access the admin page at, but the page does not show up. When I ping using the TP-Link router, it times out. I switch back to the old Linksys router I am trying to replace (because its not wireless) and the page shows up without any problems. I have rebooted the Rogers modem, TP-Link router and computers, as well as multiple resets of the router, but no change in the situation.

Any further suggestions on what I might try would be welcomed.

A:Wireless (& wired) router not configurable by computer (TP-Link - TL-WR340G)

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Just got it today, and when i play fifa 13, the controller changes from player 1 to player 2 by itself, sometimes the green ring blinks and the USB connect sound is made. How do i fix it?

A:Xbox 360 wired controller for PC problem

Any help guys?? Now after installiing and uninstalling the official MS drivers/reg clean etc, the controller doesnt change to player 2 by itself anymore, now it just disconnects and reconnects randomly.

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Okay so I have Vista Ultimate 64 and my xbox 360 controller. everything says it should load right up as soon as i plug it in, but it's not and i'm starting to get frustrated with it. I've downloaded and installed (running as admin) the xbox controller software and still the guide light is just flashing, my system does not recognize the device but it chimes when i unplug it and plug it back in. in the device manager it's showing up, but in control panel it does not. can anyone help me please!?!

A:Vista 64 and XBox 360 wired controller

Hi, pircddrgn, and welcome to the forums.

You;'ll need the drivers - see Software Download to get them.

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Hello my computer aspects are as follows:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor TF-20
Installed momory (RAM): 2.00 GB (1.75 usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System

The Issue I am having is that when plugging my wired xbox controller into my computer (which is a wireless controller) into one of my two usb imputs my computer reads it as a Unknown Device although I have tried installing both the Wired xbox controller drivers which did not work, then unistalling and trying the wireless xbox drivers (from the microsoft website which was reccomended from Now I also have check my Joy.cpl program, and there is no controller to be read in that section.

Also the controller's 4 green light's do light up also wont work even with the controller manager (that came with the drivers from the microsoft website).
I was considering that possably this model of controller isn't compatable, as I just bought it with my xbox ellite, I just wanted to play Elder Scrolls Oblivion with it (which it is compatiable with).

But game or not my computer hasn't been computing with the controller in any way shape or form.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks


A:Wired Xbox Controller to USB Issue (PC)

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hi i am ryanthegamer please help me! i have a wired xbox connection problem.the xbox will not detect my laptop? but my laptop will detect the xbox? at one point everything was working fine but now it has just stopped i have been trying to solve this issue for months now even years.i will be thankfull for any help and support.

A:wired connection problem (xbox) please help!

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Hey friends, I've been trying to get an original Microsoft Xbox 360 controller to work on my main desktop PC. I'm running Windows 10 anniversary update, and when I first plugged the controller in, it recognized it, but didn't react at all when I tried to do anything with the controller.

So I uninstalled the driver and restarted Windows, hoping it would plug-and-play, reinstalling the drivers. Now, Windows doesn't recognize the controller at all. Whenever I plug it in, it says an unrecognized device was attached. In the Device Manager, it says:

"Device Descriptor Request Failed"

The controller works flawlessly on the same PC under Ubuntu, as well as on my laptop PC under Windows 10 (Anniv Update) and Ubuntu. It is definitely not broken.

Any way to manually download these drivers and install them?

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Hello, I am having a bit of a problem, I am running Windows 7 Home Premium, With a AMD Athlon(tm) Processor TF-20 1.60 GHz, 2.00 GB (1.75 usable) RAM, 64-bit Operating System.

Now my issue is I have found out that The game Oblvion DOES work with an xbox controller into PC,

A:Wired Xbox Controller to USB Issue

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My xbox 360 wired controller has lately been having problems. When I put it in one of the ports, it flashes once. All my other controller do not do this. Also when I have it in a certain spot, it just keeps blinking. This is for both my Xbox and my PC. Please Help.

A:Xbox 360 Wired Controller Issue

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I've used a wireless 360 controller with receiver now flawlessly for ~1 year. Bought a Wired one today, except whenever I plug it in, I get an immediate BSOD! I've taken the usual precautions of uninstalling MotionInJoy (both from control panel AND by deleting the appropriate driver from c:\windows\system32\drivers), but it still blows up every time I try.

I've gone to the Microsoft site and downloaded the drivers there too. Basically, I install the Accessories part, and that's fine. Then when I plug the controller in, it takes about 3 seconds and then BAM. BSOD. Upon restarting, if I plug it in, it doesn't BSOD, but it sure doesn't work either. Oddly enough, the MotionInJoy driver reappears in the system32/drivers folder occasionally after a BSOD.

Attached are various minidumps from today.

Other specs:
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (6.1, Build 7600)
-X58A-UD3R motherboard
-i7 950
-GTX 470 GPU
-Computer is a ~1 year old desktop, all built from individual components, Windows is full retail and was only installed way back when I built it.

Additionally, MagicDisc, MagicISO and PowerISO all installed, but as far as I know none of them contain the killer driver? You guys know more than I do.

Any help you can give would be much appreciated!

A:BSOD trying to use Xbox 360 Wired Controller (Win 7 HP x64)

I got your fix. Go into device manager and disable the receiver, or uninstall if you do not need it. Me and my buddy had 2 wired 360 controllers and if we plugged 1 in the other refused to work. We had to plug both in and reboot to make it work. It also caused some BSODS now and then. I also know my street fighter stick and my wireless receiver cause conflict with eachother when I have both plugged in.

Worth a shot so disable/uninstall the other, or unplug it if its plugged in. This is all I can tell you from experience.

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Here's a mini tutorial for installing the Xbox 360 wired controller if you're having a driver problem.

I was having a small driver problem when connecting the Xbox 360 wired controller to my Vista x64 Home Premium machine. There were two instances of the controller in the Device Manager:
1. Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
2. Controller (XBOX 360 For Windows)

I downloaded the drivers for the controller from the MS site: Download Gaming Software

Once I installed the MS drivers, the device "Xbox 360 Controller for Windows" was successfully installed, but the other device "Controller (XBOX 360 For Windows)" would not install the necessary driver. Even Windows Update couldn't find the appropriate drivers for it.

So if you are having this same problem, follow these steps:
1. First download and install the MS drivers from the link above. Once installed, connect your Xbox 360 controller to your PC and it will install the driver for "Xbox 360 Controller for Windows" but it will not find the driver for "Controller (XBOX 360 For Windows)". It will say that it failed to install the driver for that device, but that's okay because we are going to fix that now.
2. Open Device Manager (Start Orb -> right click "Computer" and select Properties -> click Device Manager on top left)
3. "Controller (XBOX 360 For Windows)" should be under "Other devices". Double click on it then click on the Driver tab.
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A:Installing Xbox 360 Wired Controller

Hi Spd2last,

Good Tutorial...Have you considered adding it to the collection?
Tutorials - Vista Forums

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Hello My computer aspects are as follows:
Processor: AMD Atholon(tm) Provessor TF-20
Installed memory (RAM): 2.00GB (1.75 GB usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System

My issue is that after pl

A:Wired Xbox Controller to USB Issue (PC)

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hi my name is ryan, and i have a problem that i have been trying to solve for months even a year i am desperate for help.i am trying to connect my xbox to my laptop to the one point this worked then it stopped? the laptop detects the xbox but the xbox does not detect the laptop? please help me i have been all over utube and sites trying to solve this problem. if anyone can help me i will be very thankful.

A:wired xbox live problem

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Windows cannot initialize the device driver for this hardware. (Code 37)

I've tried installing it in safemode and it says that it is working correctly when in safemode (although it doesn't appear in the Game Controllers list in control panel and the mic doesnt register). Once I return to normal XP boot it says it can't initialize.

I'm on an Acer laptop running windows XP. Also, I'm pretty sure I've used the controller with it a long time ago (previous winxp install)

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Hello everyone,
I just bought a xbox 360 controller wired via amazon.
After plugging it in there instantly appeared a blue screen:
Problemereignisname: BlueScreen
Betriebsystemversion: 6.1.7601.
Gebietsschema-ID: 1031

Zusatzinformationen zum Problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF880031E0988
BCP4: FFFFF880031E01E0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

also helpful when explaining the problem:

i googled the issue and several threads came up but none solved my problem.
So i really hope some1 can help, wanna play fifa 11

Im using windows 7 64 bit SP1

A:Xbox 360 controller wired BSOD

BSODs caused by MijXfilt.sys - MotioninJoy Virtual Xinput device Filter Driver, remove this software

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.

sptd.sys fffff880`010a4000 fffff880`011ca000 0x00126000 0x4ad24632 12/10/2009 00:55:14

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address pinpoints
the driver/function that caused the problem. Always note this address
as well as the link date of the driver/image that contains this address.
Some common problems are exception code 0x80000003. This means a hard
coded breakpoint or assertion was hit, but this system was booted
/NODEBUG. This is not supposed to happen as developers should never have
hardcoded breakpoints in retail code, but ...
If this happens, make sure a debugger gets connected, and the
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I used to have a netgear dg834pn router in my home office with 2 wired computers going into the ports in the back and then all the laptops in the house were connected wirelessly. The signal was bad in the house so I got a new BT home hub set up in the house and the laptops now have great signal. The problem at the moment is that only one of the computers in the home office is wired (I have a cat 5 cable with RJ45s running from the house to the office) and I don't know how to connect the other. Will a network switch work? Can the netgear router be used as network switch save me buying more equipment? I've tried an RJ45 dual adapter but both computers are constantly looking for ip addresses. I've also tried plugging the netgear router in and the computers into the back but there seems to be interference - do I need to turn something off (I read about DHCP? somewhere). Am I talking rubbish???

Should I just get someone in to set it all up?

Please help and give me some advice bearing in mind that I need an idiots guide! I have a little bit of savvy round a computer but not enough for this.


A:Solved: BT home hub wired and wireless

Can the netgear router be used as network switch save me buying more equipment?Click to expand...

Yes, see following. If you are not going to use the wireless of the Netgear set the wireless mode to 'off' or 'none' or 'disabled.'

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there i... Read more

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I have been trying to figure this out for two days now and this is my last ditch effort.

Yesterday I was able to connect wirelessly perfectly fine and now it won't. Our iPhones and PS3 are able to connect to the WiFi, but my laptop just refuses. I can connect to the internet from my laptop when I plug in an ethernet cable, but not wirelessly.

What I have tried:
Resetting WINSOCK and TCP/IP
Disabling all encryption
Power cycling the router
Updating network card drivers
Just about everything else I could think of

ISP: Charter
Router/Modem: Ubee U10C037
Connection: Wired and wireless
Encryption type: WEP, WPA, and unencrypted
Network card: Atheros AR5007
OS: Vista

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E1-1C-27-92
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4c0d:dff5:46f4:606b%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:50:15 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, May 11,... Read more

A:Solved: Wired works, but not wireless

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Hi all
I am going to fit a modem router to my PC in the hope to gain more speed and a more secure connection
My telephone exchange is only 1/2 mile from my home and the copper wiring is only a few years old,I have a professionally fitted extension from my telephone connection box to my PC room.At present I have a Speedtouch USB ADSL modem.I have no intension of attaching anymore PC to my network of one.Would I get a better result with a wireless modem router or a wired one.
Best regards

A:Solved: Router wireless or wired

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Hi guys,

Before I uninstall the wireless software and re-install to find the problem still exists, I thought I'd try on here.

A customer has a laptop he advised would not connect to the internet. What he meant was it would not browse the web via URL, and only displays the problem when working wirelessly.

The machine works fine when connected to the customers router via cable, and is the same attached to mine. But if we try to use the wireless on either router he is unable to browse the Internet EXCEPT that it does work with IP address entry.

So the DNS is at fault, but only on the wireless connection.

Could someone point me at the correct regaistry key to fix the problem?


A:Solved: DNS problem - Wired OK, Wireless NOT!

It could be a setting in TCP/IP Properties. Can you post a ipconfig/all log?

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I am hoping that someone will be able to assist me here. I have a laptop that is connected to the internet via wireless -> wireless router...

I also have a PC that I use for storage, etc. I have a crosover cable (cat 5) running between two 100mb nics.

The only issue that I am having is this:
When I have the crossover cable plugged in my laptop will not route to the internet and as soon as I unplug the cable I rout fine via the wireless. When the crossover is plugged in I have no issue connecting to the PC. I have had this working before but it has been several years and I am sure that I am just missing something silly.

Laptop (Win XP Pro):

Wireless -> DHCP
ip address and dns set to automatic

Wired -> Static
def gateway:
dns servers: not specified
PC (Win XP Pro)

Wired -> Static
def gateway:
dns servers: not specified
If further info is needed let me know.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Wired / Wireless Issue

Looks like I just made this work. I dropped the Gateway for the wired connection and voila.

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After a day and a half of internet searches and trying all kinds of suggestions, I never found the real solution for my Belkin router:

I Cloned the MAC address in WAN > MAC address.

Problem solved; back in business.

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i have a wired pc with a wireless card, shhould the wireless be enabled or does it matter?

A:Solved: a wired pc with a wireless card

Not if you aren't using it.
Windows will usually only let you use one connection at a time
unless you bridge the connections.
Not really helpful in that configuration.
Just leave it off to free up resources.

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I have a wireless connection to the internet and a wired connection to a network printer on my notebook. If both are connected the Internet connection does not work, if I disconnect the wired connection or disable it, the wireless internet connection works fine. It looks like the wired connection takes priority to route the internet connection. I do not know how to change this, any suggestions. By the way I tried to bridge the connections, as soon as I do this the wireless becomes disabled.

A:Solved: wireless - wired coexistence

In the TCP/IP Properties for the wired connection set a static IP address and mask, while leaving the Gateway and DNS blank.

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Somebody asked me about this, and I don't know the answer. Using the router in my house (some flavor of Netgear), which internet connection would typically be faster, wired or wireless? I'd guess wired, but don't really know.

A:Solved: Wired vs. Wireless Connection


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So in a nut shell

I have a desktop connected to a wireless network.
I have a router that will be used to allow open access to the internet without allowing direct access to the existing network,
There is no ethernet connection in the area and this router was ree with limited features. So no Wifi as WAN
I want to use the desktop's ethernet NIC to obtain a WAN connection.
For now I can not setup a VLAN and must configure the two networks as poorly described.

Sadly I am not familiar with bridging connections in XP and am unsure about specifics. Also, as a quick test, I bridged the connections and lost wireless connectivity. Did not have enough time to really look into it but will be back on Wednesday the 16th to finish the job.

From what I can tell, if I successfully bridge the connections I should be able to point the router to the existing gateway as it's WAN connection through the desktop.

What recommendations do you guys have?

A:Solved: Bridging wired and wireless in XP

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I'm having a problem with my internet connection. My wireless connection shows that it has a poor signal strength but for some reason I can only connect wireless using a wire? I find it strange because I can't connect to the internet using just the wire. After I've connected the wire, I have to connect to the wireless connection.
I'm sorry if I'm not explaining the problem well enough but English isn't my native language.
System: Windows 7
Router: Speed Touch
Problem solved, I just had to disable the wireless adapter...

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Hi folks,

I am trying to make a small addition to a network as simple as possible. Here's the setup.

--6 computers in the office using wireless with static IPs to get their Internet from the building next door.

I want to add a wired LAN on these computers to connect to a new photocopier in the office. Can I give these 6 office computers a completely new IP/gateway/subnet on a wired LAN using only a switch to connect them together? Or would a router be a better choice (or the only choice) rather than just a switch?


A:Solved: Wireless and Wired-- separate LAN

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What is the network cofiguration that has been best for you and why? I have had good luck with Linksys and D-Link in the past. So far - no problems with compatibility.

A:Solved: Best Wireless/Wired Network for You?

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