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Why Wifi, Ethernet & USB isn't working?

Q: Why Wifi, Ethernet & USB isn't working?

Hi There!
Yesterday night I had tried to install a network driver in Windows 10. But it had not installed successfully. This morning I run my laptop as usual. But after a while I figured out that my wireless LAN, wifi, Ethernet, LAN and USB ports aren't working. So I do a ePSA Diagnostic from one time boot menu option by pressing F12 while restarting. There, I found on the Configuration tab:
Wireless Switch = on
Wireless Lan = not installed
Blutooth = installed
Wireless Wan = not installed
There are no sign of Wireless/Ethernet LAN in Device manager. There is a exclamation mark on USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller. My card reader and Bluetooth works fine.
I Would like to know what happened to my laptop(Dell Vostro 3460). Is my LAN Card dead? What about the USB Port?
Thanks in Advance,
Al Shahriar

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My computer is able to connect to the internet through an ethernet cable, but no devices besides my tv is able to wirelessly connect at all. The internet doesn't even show in the Choose A Network tab on my Ipad.

A:WiFi isn't working but ethernet is

What is the make and model of the router or modem you are using? What type of internet connection do you have (DSL / Cable / Satellite / etc). What have you done so far to try to correct this problem (reboot equipment, change settings, unplug then re-plug equipment, etc.)? Need to provide more information before anyone can really try to help.

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Hi guys, first post here. I don't know much about tech so joined here for help. I moved into a new house (rented) and we have virgin media internet with their infamously reliable super hub

I can connect to the internet fine with an ethernet cable but only get "local" access when attempting with wifi. My friend can get on wifi fine on his laptop and my wifi works fine on other networks which leads me to believe its just some settings that need changing. I will try to attach a picture of my ipconfig with wifi switched on and no ethernet cable in.

Any help on this would be much appreciated, I've googled for hours and hours but nothing anyone suggests on there has worked for me.

Cheers for any replies

A:Wifi not working, ethernet does

Is that Cell phone internet your using there. Disabled Wired connections when using WiFi connections don't have both enabled. Also are you sharing internet or WiFi in this building?

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Hello, I've been trying to connect my internet to the WIFI, but it keeps saying that I need to connect it to the Ethernet. My wifi button is orange, and even if i press it to airplane mode and back, it still is orange and not white. I tried to restart my computer a few times and it still won't connect saying there isn't any WIFI available. I'm using my sister's laptop and obviously the internet is working overall but just not my laptop. When I am at home in Madison, I use my laptop with ethernet, but when i'm at my parents house, i use the wifi and it usually works fine and connect right away but its not working right now.

A:Wifi not working, wants to connect to ethernet

Hello @NemoVang, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I came across your post about the WiFi issue, and wanted to help!  I understand that usually the notebook will connect, but not currently. To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number:HP Customer Support - Products First, try reviewing the following steps, offered by community member @Great-Deku-Tree: First, we have a step by step guide to walk you through the troubleshooting process here: Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection A second option, is to try these steps:Powercycle the network:1. Shut down your notebook.2. Unplug the power to your router.3. Unplug the power to your modem.4. Wait at least 45 seconds.5. Plug in the modem, and wait for it to come back online.6. Plug in the router, and wait for it to come back online.7. Turn on your notebook, and test your connection.Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside All... Read more

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Once I installed windows 10 as I received update thenafter both ethernet and wifi did not work. Therefore, I downgraded my system to the inbuilt 8.1 and now the wifi is unable to connect while its been detected by the system. My MODEM's wifi is perfectly working on my cell. Kindly guide me to solve the issue at the earliest.

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For about 4 years I have had the ability at my work place to access the LAN from my desktop via an Ethernet connection and at the same time access the internet via Wifi to a router+DSL connection. I just switched to Fios which means a new router.

Now for some reason I cannot have both connections functioning at the same time.
When they are both running:
-I cannot access internet (Wifi connects just fine, strong signal, etc... but browser can't find any addresses). If I unplug the Ethernet/LAN cable, the browser - internet access is fine.
-I cannot print to a LAN network printer, though I can still access the server on the LAN and run programs that are located on the server. If I disable the Wifi, I can print to a network printer fine.

I really need to be able to do both again. E.g when I am away, my desktop will need to be connected to the internet so I can connect to it via Logmein and access files/programs on the server.

Here is a printout of "ipconfig /all" from my desktop:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DOCTOR
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter#2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:LAN ethernet and Wifi internet not working together now

More information:
OS on my desktop: XP Home SP3
OS on computer connected to router that is Wifi source for my desktop (internet access) - XP Home SP3
OS on server (LAN, ethernet) - XP Pro SP3

ipconfig /all for computer connected to router (internet access)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AESCA

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-E9-73-57-FA

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, August 08, 2013 11:10:26 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 09, 2013 11:10:26 AM

ipconfig /all for the server (connects to my desktop via Ethernet cable)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SERVER

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

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Earlier today the wifi suddenly stopped working while I was online. I wasn't doing anything extensive, just browsing. The ethernet cable works just fine so I know it's not the internet itself just the wifi. Also, it's not my laptop as another laptop and kindle are unable to connect as well through the wifi but the other laptop can also connect through the ethernet. Is there anything I can do to try to get it working or is the router just burnt out and I need a new one? It's a few years old, a Cisco brand. Thanks.

A:Wifi not working but ethernet does (not laptop)

Try to log in the administrator on your cisco router try to find out if the wireless setting is change or disable...

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I am having an annoying problem with my laptop. It is Lenovo Y580 and every time I restart my computer, ethernet and wifi adapter both stop working. In device manager there's a code 10 reported. To get it working again I have to uninstall both and scan for hardware changes so that it installs it again. What could be the issue?


A:Ethernet and Wifi not working after restart

Sounds like you may have an issue with their drivers. I'd go straight to the manufacturers of the network devices and get their latest drivers.

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So, I recently did a fresh install of 8.1 on my custom rig. Hardware's all about 5 years old. Encountered some issues with memory (bad stick identified) and BSODs(Killer NIC seemed to be the cause). These issues are presented here:

After removing the Killer NIC, i tried using the onboard Intel 82579V gigabit controller. Here's where i encountered this new issue. windows network diagnostics tells me "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. the built in diagnostics for the card say "This adapter is configured to obtain an
IP address automatically but no DHCP server
is present on the network. Windows selected
an IP address using Alternate Private
IP Addressing. "

I then bit the bullet and did another clean install. The first driver I then installed was the onboard NIC with the driver provided by Intel:

same thing. I'm nearing the end of my rope and considering just upgrading my mobo and CPU.

recently installed 8.1 on my custom rig. Intel z68bc board with an i5 2500k and GTX570. Ran into some issues with memory (bad stick removed) and BSODs (Killer NIC identified as the culprit). most of my situation is outlined here: MULTIPLE IRP COMPLETE REQUESTS - Microsoft Community

I bit the bullet and did another clean install. first thing installed is the latest driver for my intel 82579V gigabit controller. encounte... Read more

A:Ethernet not working while wifi does on clean 8.1 install

Can you manually enter the information?
What type of Internet service are you using (DSL, etc.) and are you connecting through a Router?

See this Internet Options - Open in Windows 8[1]=Networking Internet
And IP Address of Default Gateway - Find in Windows[1]=Networking Internet

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So i was given a laptop to repair, a Lenovo Z50-70 to be precise. So the guy said his Wifi and Ethernet weren't working (Error 45 in device manager (seems to suggest they arent connected which i don't understand considering its a laptop)). later, it "died" temporarily (as in, wouldn't boot or anything). It's decided to work again. I did a OS rollback to see if perhaps it was OS side. The problem is still occurring. I can use a phone to tether so i don't believe it's software related. (I'm yet to pull it apart to see if anythings been spilt for example). When i do attempt to reinstall drivers, it states the devices cant be found. (the devices were actually hidden in device manager). any ideas as to what could be the issue before i say mobo? (it seems the bios thinks it's 10 days ago too if that's relevant).

8gb DDR3
Nvidia 820m
As far as im aware, it is stock from the shop. It's just out of it's 12 month warranty (as per usual).

So I did a bios update and reset to defaults, no change. I'm doing the OS reset, I'll check if it's there. If not, I'm gunna try upgrading to Windows 10 to see if that fixes the issue. I tried disabling the wifi card in the bios, thinking maybe disable reenable might do it possibly. No change.

Honestly this has me stumped haha. Like the driver installations can't find the hardware. I can tether with a phone. But the lan and wifi don't work. So strange.

i upgraded to windows 10 also and the problem... Read more

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My laptop used to be connected

1. wirelessly to a wireless router and
2. physically to a switch via ethernet cable to access other PCs on site

For years, I was able to

1. enjoy wireless internet access and
2. transfer big files to my other PCs via ethernet, having prioritised the LAN connection

All was well. After two months absence from work, I found the wireless router was broken, so I bought two new ones, same model as before, just in case. Windows 7 Enterprise also updated in the meantime.

Now, when the ethernet cable is plugged in, I have no wireless internet access ("Attempting to Authenticate... forever); when the ethernet cable is not plugged in, I have instant wireless access.

What could I do? I am puzzled... Thanks in advance for any advice!

A:Ethernet LAN and WIFI / WLAN not working simultaneously

Hi ... What is the Model Number of your Laptop ... Some Laptops have a feature in the BIOS which will enable both connections ...

You should check there first especially if you Laptop is an HP ...

Also check out the Solutions in the Link below ...
How to use Wireless and Wired Connection both at a same time in Windows 7? - Super User

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Sir actually i am from india my brother purchased my hp envy m6 w103dx laptop in april 2016 from united states.on 27th sep. I updated my windows 10 which was given with the laptop at the time of purchasing. After that my system wifi and Ethernet drivers are not working. I went to service centre and they told my recovery media has currupted and i have no recovery cd.they are saying that they cant help because i purchased it from US. What i should do now and infact its 5 month gurentee also remaining.please reply if anyone has any solution.its urgent..

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Hi, What is your laptop ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine: You have to order from the US.  Please use the following instructions:  

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I updated my Windows 8.1 HP Pavillion e118dx computer just after purchasing it. Since the update, both my wireless and ethernet connections are labeled as "limited" and I can't access the internet. ipconfig /all returns no information. I've tried rolling back both drivers, and also tried using every version of the drivers currently on my computer. I installed the drivers from the HP website, and still I can't connect. Can anyone help or offer more troubleshooting advice?

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OK so my server was unplugged, maliciously or not for at least two days it was unplugged. When I finally discovered it I restarted the computer and I had to restart the DNS because no one could get online through Ethernet. I also reset the WAN and the LAN. Now my wifi lynksys that has always worked shows up in the network, but devices trying to connect cannot obtain an IP address and cannot get on the internet.
In addition I noticed that my comcast modem will recognize the service and my dlink switch in LAN 2 and LAN4 ports but the LAN1 port where the wifi unit is connected will not light up and detect the wiifi. I have reset the modem and the wifi unit several times and nothing is working.
Can anyone think of anything else, or could this be a comcast issue? Oh, forgot to mention this all started right after a lightning strike on friday and the internet went down.
I tried configuring a new wifi unit but the same thing happens, so I reconnected the old wifi unit as it stands this is where I am at.

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Has the wifi SSID name changed since you reset the router? Since the reset of the wifi router, what is the default IP address? Remove the wifi unit from switch and plug into a laptop or other Ethernet PC and attempt to connect to it after setting your Ethernet NIC to the static IP4 settings specified by the instruction manual for the linksys router. Make sure the linksys routers ip settings do not conflict with the Comcast gateway's own DHCP settings. What is handling DHCP in your network?
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Hi Toshiba Community,
Laptop has been running for months without issue. Today both Wifi and Ethernet Adaptors have dreaded "!" mark in device manager.
Tried to replace with known working driver (not that it was updated in last 6 months) from C:\windows (Win8.1 64bit), Windows returns with "drivers up to date"!
Tried restore from last 2-3 weeks, made no difference. Anyone has any idea if these laptops meant to have "fits" without any reason. Or Toshiba sells them to last max 2 years only....? I do notice U840W is not in Win10 compatibility list, hence reverted back to Win8.1, 6 months ago.

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Hi there,

The laptop I have is an asus P550C, windows 7.

This laptop came pre-installed with Mcafee Antivirus protection for a limited amount of time. Wifi was working perfectly fine although there were occasions where the connection would disconnect by itself. After the free-trial ended, I did not want to buy the packaged they were advertising so I went to my Control Panel and uninstalled Mcafee. This was when the problem started to occur. The internet access icon had a red x and when I went to diagnose the problem, it said that I needed to connect via an ethernet cable. Since then, I have connected it with an ethernet and internet works and I have also installed AVG's free antivirus software.

I have tried to
type: ipconfig /flushdns
type: nbtstat -R
type: netsh int reset all
type: netsh int ip reset
type: netsh winsock reset

But I still cannot connect via wifi. Please help

A:Wifi has stopped working but still able to connect to internet via ethernet cable


Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-35-30-05-36-68
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : BC-EE-7B-28-57-D7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9dfa:dcc6:3d3b:ae86%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : March-27-15 4:14:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : March-28-15 4:14:52 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

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Hi There,
I recently moved house and got Virgin internet with a new router/modem. I have an oldish laptop whose wireless has always worked. Since setting everything up with the new router the wireless doesn't work. When plugging in the ethernet cable everything is fine. I know it isn't the router as I have a mac and a bunch of iphones and ipads hooked up. I have googled this to death and updated all the drivers of the laptop, restarted the wifi card, updated everything I could on this laptop and I still can't figure out why the wifi wont connect. I hope that you can help. Details are below:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU U4100 @ 1.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3003 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1309 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226373 MB, Free - 128105 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5810T
Antivirus: Sophos Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

Ip Config file: Run without the Ethernet cable plugged in
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

A:Intel Wifi not working, ethernet does. All other phones and PC wireless works

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Hey there,

Have been having this problem for a while. I'll try to make a long story short. I'm on a personal build computer running x58 chipset. Originally installed Windows 7. Have upgraded to 8, 8.1, 10, and then 10 anniversary addition.

The problems started once I upgraded to Windows 10.

When the computer goes idle for the day (leave for work, come home later in the day) the desktop, which is connected via ethernet, has lost it's connection and will only come back after a reboot. Troubleshooting doesn't work, and trying to disable and re-enable the NIC card doesn't work.

Once the desktop loses its connection, every device that is connected via wifi will show that it is connected, but will not load anything. As soon as I reboot the desktop, everything works fine. I DO NOT need to reboot the modem or router.

I have searched over and over and over, and have determined it is not a modem problem(comcast eMTA, in bridge mode), or a router problem (Asus RT-AC68P) so it must be a driver problem for my NIC card. I cannot for the life of me find a Marvell Yukon 88E8056 windows 10 supported driver to see if that is the issue. Maybe there are settings in the NIC card properties I need to change?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi guys,

I've been researching and trying to days to get this to work with no avail so I decided to post here for some help as I see this community is really active.

We've got 4 different laptops here and none of them can connect to the wifi anymore (it suddenly stopped working for the last whole week). We can connect to the internet through ethernet cables though. We only use one at a time (if ethernet, then wireless is disabled and vice versa).

Here is a copy of the ipconfig/all:
Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : moolahd.local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-16-2D-4B-ED-F2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ac08:5a6d:b124:582%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 14 October 2013 2:42:55 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 15 October 2013 2:47:55 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

A:Internet only working when connected using Ethernet cable. Wifi doesn't work

You have an IP on your LAN, but none on your wifi. Check your router to make sure DHCP for wifi is turned on and you have enough available addresses.

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Wifi suddenly stopped working, works with Ethernet cable, works with iPad and iPhone, but not with Sony Vaio laptop wifi.

Have spent hours on the phone with Internet Service Provider, who went through all settings and checked everything (checked CMD prompts and changed SSID, created new channels, etc).

I'm using Windows 7 and have McAfee. What could have caused this to suddenly stop working? How do I get it to work again? I have checked my wifi is still on, it still connects to the wireless modem router (D-Link), and at start up has a yellow triangle with exclamation mark inside, then that disappears and says internet is connected (on internet bars icon) but no browsing is possible at all with any of my browsers (chrome, Firefox, explorer).

Have disabled McAfee firewall, have restarted in safe mode, but nothing is helping.

Have tried on different wifi connections, with same problem. I restored to the last date I could use wifi and it didn't change anything.... Help please!

A:Solved: Wifi suddenly stopped working, but works with Ethernet, iPhone/iPad still wor

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I have a Dell Studio 17 with Vista and Wifi capability. I've had the computer for a year and a half, and I've never had a major problem with wireless connection before. Any problem has been purely because of a low connection strength or because I was in a classroom (I'm a college student) in which multiple people were trying to connect at once. Eventually it always worked.

I was home for the weekend and connected to my primary wireless connection and all of a sudden I lost connection and could not reconnect.

I tried restarting and shutting off both the computer and wireless router. I tried resetting the wireless router. I tried turning on and off the Wifi button on my computer. Still cannot connect.

I plugged in an ethernet cable into my internet directly from the router and it runs fine (that is how I am on the internet on my laptop at the moment).

I will not always have access to an ethernet cable when I go back to school later today and I have a project I need to research so I'm kind of in a rush to get this figured out. Also it's just so much easier connecting wireless and obviously I'd like this fixed.

Anyway, I read up on other people's similar problem and I don't know if I changed something or messed up, but now whenever i click to view Wireless Connections the router for my house has a red x next to it and says "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network."

E... Read more

A:Solved: Wifi suddenly stopped working, wont connect wirelessly, but ethernet works

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06

SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?

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Hey so at my apartment complex all I have is wifi available, there seems to be a ethernet port on the wall downstairs but I dont think it works. I was thinking of getting a Wifi to Ethernet adapter but I do not know if that actually will make it so my connection is stable and doesnt get affected by people streaming etc. I notice that it says it would pick up wifi and then I could use my ethernet to connect it to my computer. I don't really understand how all this works. I would like some help figuring out what to do. I can always try that port. or is there something I can plug into that port that would give me a stable connection? I'm running out of ideas. Anything helps. Thanks!

A:I only have wifi available at my apartment. will using a wifi to ethernet adaptor help?

you can do that with some devices
BUT I do not think it will make any difference to your issues , as its still using the wireless signal

it will get affected by people streaming

in the LAN connection , have you tried plugging a cable into a laptop ?

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My school allows youtube, but recently, I can't play videos on the service. My classmates are fine, but my laptop (windows 10) won't play. Why? And how do I fix it?
Laptop: Dell Inspiron 13 7000 i7

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this : | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.

In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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i have a question that i have been looking for weeks now,

i have a laptop running xp ue v6 sp2 edition and have ethernet port and wifi port

both work

but on certain places i can have ethernet pluged in plus i have another wifi network that i can also connect

so when i go to cmd i check ipconfig and it shows two diferent ip addreses for the two connected networks

my question is, how can i control that, i mean

if conection 1 is 300 k
and connection 2 is 300k

how can i make it so that windows will use both at the same time so that i have on direct or indirect downloads 600k ?, is that possible?

please do help me, i have no idea whatelse todo ...

regards from south america


Ivan C. alarcon

A:How To ethernet plus Wifi help!!

I personally belive (I could be wrong) you can not do that with windows itself. However, I think it is possible thru specail software. John and other guys can give you a better answere.

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In the HVAC industry.
In a new location we have set up our usual network system interconecting a number of microprocessors with a main controller. The main controller is connected to the computer via an ethernet port ... it can be assigned a different IP address from the default
We need to access the computer from the web and so currently we have a wifi connection via a USB port (DHCP enabled)
The computer is running Windows 7.
It works untill there is a power failure or the computer is shut down (it is normally left on 24/7)
When the computer restarts after a power outage the wifi connection is good (at least sometimes if not all) but we loose our communication with the HVAC controller.
If we shut down the computer, unplug the USB wifi, restart the computer, restart our program (Continuum) and thereby establish communication with the controller we can then plug the wifi back in and both continue operational. We can access the internet, we can be accessed from the internet and we can communicate with the HVAC controller.
Is there a way to set these two ports up such that when the computer restarts (it is set up to restart after a power failure) we have communication with both systems?
If not is there a way to automate this procedure so that it does so on its own ie upon start up the wifi port remains dissabled for some period of time while the computer and windows restarts, restart the Continuum program and then re-establish the wifi?
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A:ethernet and wifi

Try scheduling the tasks so that they are dependant on events like resources becoming available.

(I would have to look it up and work through it as well )

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I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?

A:WiFi and ethernet together

Originally Posted by SteveS801

I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?

"...Theoretical speed versus actual speed

... Wi-Fi is very convenient, but it does not match the speed and reliability of wired Ethernet.

...though 802.11n can theoretically reach 300 Mb/s, a 100 Mb/s wired Ethernet connection will often outperform it in real-world usage, because wired Ethernet networks perform more closely to their theoretical limits and are less susceptible to outside influences..."​Transporter: Wi-Fi versus Ethernet performance

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I have a trubleshoot from a few month... I cannot turn my laptop as a Hotspot.. Any kind of softwares are not working....  please Help me for this problem...

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Hi! Sorry I'm not much of a techie person. I'm having a problem here with the internet. My laptop connects to the WIFI properly but when the PC gets connected, with the ethernet cable, to the internet the wifi connection becomes bad but the signal strength shown is just as strong. thanks! using a windows 7 os btw.

A:WiFi and ethernet

Use only one or the other, but not both concurrently.

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HI all we had a storm come buy last night so I loged all computers off about 20 min later the power whent out and came back on after some time the problem i am haveing is I can not connect wired in PC's but the laptops well connect wifi but they are slow , and all so my iphone and my SGS4 well not conect wifi
I have reset the 2wire modem from u verse (at&t) do yall think it killed my modem? all lights are on as they sould be , and att tech have no clue whats up.

A:Ethernet wifi

Unplug the modem for 5 minutes, then plug it in. Let us know what happens.

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I installed WiFi some time ago, but the Win 7 PC downstairs did not have WiFi capabilities. I bought an adapter and it worked fine for a short time so I bought and installed another adapter. The other night it failed again so I dragged out my Ethernet cable and hooked it up to the PC. I contacted Linksys and went to Office Depot to make sure that I plugged the other end into either the router or the modem.

The original modem and router are connected to my Win 7 desktop which does not have WiFi either.

My Netbook and laptop still have WiFi as does my phone. But I can NOT get Internet on the PC downstairs with the Ethernet cable. I took the second adapter out before attaching the Ethernet cable.

I'm not smart enough to change anything on my ISP settings for that has to be done.

Does anyone have a simple suggestion? Or having any ideas why this is an issue. Should have been a simple connect, I would think.

Before installing WiFi, all of my computers used an Ethernet cable, so why not now?

A:Ethernet vs WiFi

Try resetting your Router .. If that does not help read the Link below ...

How to fix an internet connection

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I have a Wifi channel on my pc, and also on my router.
I have a network printer attached to the router.
Currently my pc is connected to router through ethernet wired connection.

When I need to access the PC from a laptop by Wifi, is it best to use the PC WiFi, or the router Wifi connection, and how do I stop the PC connecting to the router by Wifi if that is enabled on both devices? I presume the ethernet connection is faster, and certainly more reliable.

A:Ethernet and WiFi

Your laptop should connect to the router, the laptop won't even see the desktop's wifi to connect to unless you have configured it to be a hotspot (leave the PC's wifi disabled). Provided both the PC and the laptop are running Win 7 or later OS, you should be able to create a Homegroup so that you can share files between the 2 computers.

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Hi! First post, sorry if it's in the wrong place :\
I have a Dell Inspiron running on Windows 7, and this problem has persisted for quite a while. When I attempt to use wifi, it appears as connected, but I'm not able to connect to any webpage. Any ideas on what I could do?

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I have a Windows 7 Dell and have recently got a Mac mini. They are both connected to the internet via WiFi. I have files that I want to access on the PC from the Mac. Sharing the files over WiFi doesn't work well and I have a spare router that I want to use to connect the two. Here is my dilemma, when connecting ethernet to both machines the internet drops out as Ethernet takes priority over the WiFi. I want to use WiFi for connecting to other computers and the internet and ethernet for file sharing between the two machines.

To make it easier to understand, I've uploaded a diagram here.

I've tried the obvious like bridging the connections in Windows and trying different ports on the router. I ALWAYS have my PC on when on the Mac, so running the Mac's internet connection through the PC is fine.

Help is appreciated. Thanks folks!

A:Using WiFi and Ethernet simultaneously

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Recently got a computer (Dell Latitude E6420) with no OS. Installed Windows 7, 32 bit system.

After that, had no drivers for wifi/etc so I installed ALL of the drivers from this page -

Wifi is discovering my network - but not connecting when I connect. Even copied the network login stuff via USB to make sure.

Have been trying several different ways to fix this - reinstalled all the drivers, checked modem/router (work fine on this computer), plugged in Ethernet directly (doesn't work), made sure automatically establish IP was checked, etc.


A:New Computer - No Ethernet or Wifi?

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Hi All,

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) that is mounted in a docking station. In my house I have wifi, the docking station is connected to the router via hard LAN.

I have prioritized my connections to give preference to LAN over wifi (as I obviously prefer the fastest connection).

The Network sharing center now tells me I am connected to both LAN and Wifi, but the system tray tells me Wifi. How do I know through which I am now connected and how to I prioritize LAN? Please don't tell me to manually enable / disable ;-)

Thanks a lot!


A:How to switch between wifi and ethernet

Try ipconfig and see what your lan ip is
and then try
and if it goes threw you lan card ip first you will know it's working the way you want

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i am trying to connect my laptop (vista home premium) to my main pc (xp sp2) and what ever i do i have problems. when i connect via wifi not only does it take forever to connect but the connection keeps cutting out. i have a full signal but it is cuts out from my main pc. i have tried wep and wpa sceurity but nothing helps. i dont know if it is something to do with the he settings. i also have tried with a ethernet connection. my laptop seems to be connected find but on my main pc it says limited connection you may not be able to get access to some features. i dont have a virus. i dont know what it can be. i have tried both the connection wizards for both the wifi and the eithernet.
thanks for any help you lot can give. it is doing my head in

A:WIFI and Ethernet problems

Please supply the following info, exact models of the equipment please.

Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).

For each machine, let's see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
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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Hopefully this is the correct thread. I'm 69 years old, so patience, please!

I was able to enjoy blistering speed, 72mbs down / 20 mbs up. My old Dell all-in-one went belly up and I had to purchase a new computer.

This coincided with a problem with the BT Infinity broadband where a connection in the box up the street came loose. Now repaired, BT assure me all is OK to our premises and therefore the problem is mine!

Our speed is now hovering around 50mbs down / 13mbs up. This seems to make difference sometimes, especially when both my wife and I are streaming - her to PC and me to iPad to TV via Apple box.

The funny thing is the supposedly ethernet connected PC is giving similar speed results to those of the iPad. That prompted me to wonder whether the desktop PC may be connected via wifi or both wifi and ethernet and perhaps causing a conflict somewhere.

I only need wifi on the desktop to connect to our printer which is always "found" when required.

In a nutshell, is there a simpleton's way to check when I am connected to the BT Home hub using both wifi and ethernet and if both, which one takes precedence?


A:Is my PC connected via wifi or ethernet?

It may be that Wi-Fi and Ethernet are not the issue but the speed from the Modem to the WAN/Wide Area Network or known as the Internet. Wi-Fi and Ethernet are usually the connection between computers/devices and the Router which is then connected to the Modem to gain Internet access. The Modem and Router may be in the same box.

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A W520, Lenovo Thinkpad, Windows 7 64-bit.It has been working until yesterday, the first day at southern California:- Cox provided a NETGEAR modem/router, has dual band for WIFI, say Band1 and Band2- Tried both bands are "Windows are unable to connecto xxx", or show as "Connected" in WIFI list, but saied "no internet access" and a yellow star on top of WIFI bar in lower right corner.- Tried all four combination of WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, AES and TKIP.- Plugged in wire directly from router while had WIFI turned OFF, got "currently connect to xxx, no internet access". Same thing while WIFI is ON. Is the modem/router working? Yes, all other laptops and wireless devices using the same router/modem connected no problem, wired or wireless. Brought the laptop to a COX center, staffs there are very helpful, connected to a diff router, repeated the same steps still the same result. We also checked Device Manager at Control Panel, Networking showing everything "working properly". Even tried disable then enable the corresponding NIC, warm-boot, cold-boot, same. 

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A W520, Lenovo Thinkpad, Windows 7 64-bit.It has been working until yesterday, the first day at southern California:- Cox provided a NETGEAR modem/router, has dual band for WIFI, say Band1 and Band2- Tried both bands are "Windows are unable to connecto xxx", or show as "Connected" in WIFI list, but saied "no internet access" and a yellow star on top of WIFI bar in lower right corner.- Tried all four combination of WPA2-Personal, WPA-Personal, AES and TKIP.- Plugged in wire directly from router while had WIFI turned OFF, got "currently connect to xxx, no internet access". Same thing while WIFI is ON. Is the modem/router working? Yes, all other laptops and wireless devices using the same router/modem connected no problem, wired or wireless. Brought the laptop to a COX center, staffs there are very helpful, connected to a diff router, repeated the same steps still the same result. We also checked Device Manager at Control Panel, Networking showing everything "working properly". Even tried disable then enable the corresponding NIC, warm-boot, cold-boot, same. 

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I want to extend my Wi-Fi using a Ethernet cable. Most extenders seem to provide a Ethernet Socket rather than use one to extend the Wi-Fi signal. I don't need anything fancy. Can anyone recommend anything suitable.

A:WIFI Ethernet Extender

Look at Newegg for extenders wifi extender -
What type of Wi-Fi device do you have now?

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Recently got a computer (Dell Latitude E6420) with no OS. Installed Windows 7, 64 bit system.

After that, had no drivers for wifi/etc so I installed ALL of the drivers from this page -

Wifi is discovering my network - but not connecting when I connect. Even copied the network login stuff via USB to make sure.

Have been trying several different ways to fix this - reinstalled all the drivers, checked modem/router (work fine on this computer), plugged in Ethernet directly (doesn't work), made sure automatically establish IP was checked, etc.

Help :(

A:New Computer - No Ethernet or Wifi?

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {AD5ECC0A-3199-462F-A854-71A8662CFC01}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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Office Status: 109 N/A
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Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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It started when I 1st got the laptop a month ago, I could get wifi connection but roughly, every 30minutes or when alot of stuff was happening on IM (msn messenger) the connection stopped, and it said on diognostics that the gateway closed but after that it would be normal until another 30 minutes. then yesterday.......wifi wont connect to my hub, only ethernet will allow internet access?

heres my spec:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1845 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461477 MB, Free - 338136 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE50_HR
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:help! WIFI and ethernet are playing up?

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I have just set up a Wifi network to use my laptop when at Home,my Main PC is Ethernet connected to the Router/modem/WiFi.
How easy is it to make them share and be on the same network?

A:Mixed Ethernet and WiFi


Thanks Rick
I retired from networking some 10 years ago and am trying to upgrade my knowledge and set up a home network with NAS and Mulimedia but am a bit rusty.
Can I use the networking wizard and set up my network addressing all the PC similarly?

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Ok here is the situation:
I live in an apartment complex with a few other roommates. We each have an ethernet-cable jack in our rooms, and we also have a wireless router located in one of my roommates' rooms that we all use for WIFI. My question to you guys is why, when connected to only WIFI, my interenet connection is faster than using an ethernet cable? Our WIFI network displays a speed of 65Mbps, while the ethernet network shows a 10Mbps. How does this make sense?

Speed test for Ethernet network:
Speed test for WIFI network:


A:Why is my WIFI faster than Ethernet?

For the speed tests... 0.03 difference is not really 'faster'... at least you would not see the difference.

as to the Our WIFI network displays a speed of 65Mbps, while the ethernet network shows a 10Mbps statement, if your ethernet port is showing 10Mbps, then either you have a setting that is incorrect (set to half duplex, not full duplex), you are using the wrong cable, or the ethernet port is bad.

Usually on a .g wireless network, it should say 54.0Mbps... not too sure why you are getting 65MBps... unless it's on a .n wireless?

So, for the ethernet, is it happening to only your computer? or other people's using the ethernet connection?

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I am a robot programmer and frequently have a robot connected to the Ethernet port. However, these robots are no wifi antennas and thus I would like to use wifi at the same time for the internet connection. To consult the internet, check my mail, play music, etc. I have to detach the ethernet cable and wait for wifi to work, before I have to plug it in again to write code for the robot. This is very annoying, as you can imagine. So far I have tried many options, none resulting in a solution that worked. So, in detail: ProblemWifi disconnects when I connect to a robot controller via ethernet cable.  Tried solutionsSwitch on the wifi adapter while an ethernet cable is attached, but it switches off again automatically.Rearranged the network adapters (network adapters>advanced settings) to let wifi have a higher priority. Still switches off wifi though.Tried changing the advanced settings of the wifi (network adapters>RMB on wifi>Properties>Advanced), see if there was an option to stop it from switching off when ethernet is attached. There was no option like that.Accessed the BIOS settings to see if there was a possibility to stop the system from shutting down wifi when a cable is attached.Bought a USB to Ethernet adapter, but this resulted in wifi switching off as well.Tried to install Lenovo Access Connections, but it is not available anymore for Windows 10 systems.Tried Intel Wireless PROSet, but this gave some weird errors while installing... Read more

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Hi to all,
got a problem for some time and can't find a solution...

I think everybody knows about the problem with windows 8.1 at laptops with the limited ethernet (wifi), so I have the same problem on my PC and I cant find a cure...

Someone, any advices? Coz of this I cant loggin to my windows store and have problems with connection...

A:Limited Ethernet at PC (no the WIFI)!

Do not know what problems you are talking about with limited wifi & windows 8.x.x. Majority of the issues are Router/Gateway related.

It helps to know the mfg & model of your router/gateway, and spec's on the laptop. Use Speccy so you can upload system info on here, from the URL it gives you after it inspects your system. Speccy - System Information - Free Download

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Does Ethernet mean a cable is needed?

Does WiFi mean no cable is needed?

A:WiFi and Ethernet differences

Ethernet - cable

WiFi - radio signal, no wires.

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Hola! I got a HP dv6000 and I am having a problemo! Its a newish computer. I bought it nearly new off ebay, and I put vista on it. Vista works and all but it only recognizes the dial up port. The computer has wifi and an ethernet port but it will not detect any network. Does any one know how to work this bad boy?

A:Cannot recognize ethernet or wifi.

HP Pavilion Notebook PCs*

its one of those

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Okay I've tried my best to solve but please help.

HP dv1000 WinXPHome laptop (quite old) but ran great until internet wifi stopped.
Wifi indicates connected, but internet cannot load pages.
Also tried the ethernet and is not even recognized by laptop.

did a clean install and updated the network drivers.

Based on reading i've done ipconfig /all and it times out for default gateway, although it passed twice right before copying the below results.
my conclusion is some part is failing maybe but what? it is really odd that i can connect to the wifi router as my other computer does but not load anything. (it kinda loaded half of the google home page once)

Really appreciate any help. thanks
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\macmac>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mac
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-C1-AB-3E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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Hi everyone,
I'm moving tomorrow and need my internet for my online classes. I currently have a cable modem going through a Belkin 802.11g router of which my ocomputer is the "main" computer. I cannot get cable internet at my new place so I bought a new Belkin wireless N1 desktop network card. I want to install tonight it tonight to make sure it works before I move. That way, if it doesn't work at my new place I'll know if its the configuration or the location that is the problem.

I am not concerned with keeping the home network set up. I'll be flying solo once I'm using the Wi-Fi. I know the box says its a "seamless, quick and easy set up".... but it never really is.

Is there anything that I should do before making the switch that might not be in the setup instructions that it came with?
I would apreciate any suggestions, hints, tips, tricks, cautions or other tech wisdom that you think may be helpful.

I'm running XP SP2 on an HP Pavilion 7915.
Thank you!

A:Moving from Ethernet to WiFi

Belkin wireless N1 desktop network card

you should just install with drivers etc
and it should automatically detect wireless signals and give you a prompt to connect

this is useful software to test wireless connections
Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from

if you cant get cable internet - how is you new place connected to the internet - via DSL/ADSL etc

you need a connection to the interent somehow

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I just got a new modem (Netgear) that I replaced the old one (D-Link). The wifi is working perfectly, laptops, iPads etc. is working all fine.
The problem is, the computer that uses Ethernet cable isn't working at all. It's says 'Internet service unavailable' and the networks name went from 'unidentified' to 'Network 2'. Both computers using Ethernet cable isn't working and I have updated drive, try to see if it is the routers (Belkin G wireless)fault etc. Even my printer isn't working even though it uses wifi. The printer tough says 'Press router's WSP button' but my router doesn't have one.

So how can I fix this problem and make those computers work?

(Sorry for the description/language, I only have basic computer knowledge)


A:Wifi works but not Ethernet !?!?

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I have my laptop connected to my router via Wifi, and my machine downstairs only has an ethernet port. If i connect my laptop downstairs can i share the wifi connection to my pc via a ethernet cable?

Ive foudn some posts and question about this before but none have worked.

My laptop has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and my machine has Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.

If anyone can help that would be great.

PS: I dont wana buy anything new as that machine wont be there forever, i just want a quick free temporary way of doing this.


A:Share Wifi Via Ethernet

Yes, you can share your wifi. It's called ICS.

Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing)

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Hello, i use a toshiba satellite laptop here are my specs.
My problem is that my laptop only works when there is an ethernet cord plugged into it. my network icon looks like this
all that show up for drivers are this
i dont know why wifi does not work on this laptop... its basically a pc then -_-

also heres what i find under network in device manager |


A:Wifi won't work ONLY ETHERNET!!??!?!?

If you need anymore info please tell me and ill post screen shots of it asap

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This is on a Windows 8.1 Pro system, with an on-board Intel Gigabit Ethernet port, and a generic USB wifi adapter (Ralink adapter, using MS drivers). The ethernet port connects to an Asus router, which in turn connects to a cable modem from my ISP (Optimum online). The Wifi adapter is configured to connect to hotspots (Optimum Wifi) near my house.

I am using the 2 networks because I need 2 separate external IP addresses to test some web development I have been doing. I am hosting an application over my ethernet connection, but I want to connect to it with clients through the wifi connection.

Both adapters are configured to use DHCP, and both have internet connectivity. I have changed the interface metrics to 5 for the ethernet adapter, and 60 for the wifi adapter. I have also re-ordered the "Adapters and Bindings" list (accessed through "Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections > Alt-key > Advanced > Advanced Settings"), so the ethernet adapter is 1st and the wifi adapter is 2nd.

None of this works though. For some reason, I cannot get windows to respect any of the priorities I have set. Whenever I open any application, by default it will always choose the wifi adapter. I am forced to disable the wifi adapter entirely, open the applications I want to use with the ethernet adapter, then re-enable wifi. Even when I do that, some of the applications I have already opened will revert to using the wifi adapter randomly.

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A:How to prefer Ethernet over Wifi?

It seems the "Adapters and Bindings" list is actually broken in the Network settings...If I have the ethernet adapter at the top of the list (1st), and wifi below it (2nd), then wifi is always used by default. If I swap the order and have wifi at top (1st) and ethernet under it (2nd), then ethernet is used by default.

I'm going to test this more, but can anyone else confirm this? Such a blatant bug...

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So I've got a simple question really when a laptop is connected to a WIFI network then a Ethernet connection is plugged in which one will it use as priority?

A:WIFI or Ethernet Priority?

itll ignore wifi and use ethernet

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So. I am currently "deployed" to a location that has free WiFi running on average 10 Mbps. I am using this connection to connect to a VPN I have setup at home.

My question is this, can I use my laptop's open LAN port to share the internet connection with my Xbox? I'm gonna go with yes on that one, with the help of a crossover cable of course. But, will the connection I'm sharing also be the VPN connection? Or will it just be sharing the WiFi connection?

So basically it's like this ... Laptop -> WiFi -> VPN

Will it be like this ... Xbox -> Laptop -> WiFi -> VPN


Like this ... Xbox -> Laptop -> WiFi

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Okay so before I begin I'd like to say I am relatively new to computing and I'm not the most knowledgeable.

Let me explain my setup:
I have a HP Envy SleekBook Laptop which is connected to my BT Wifi through a NetGear HomePlug which should give me wired internet.

I cannot move the router which is that the other side of the house and I decided to test me internet speed on I got nearly exactly the same values when using the ethernet cable and when connecting to the internet.

I often have ping spikes and lag in CS:GO.

That is my main issue and my secondary discussion is if this is a good setup : (I have ordered this stuff)

Thanks <3

A:Ethernet vs Wifi and Confusion

HMM. and your problem / question is ...

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We're having an issue in our office that has me stumped. We have 5 machines, all on Windows 10, and 5 IP phones. The IP phones need to be connected via ethernet, and since we don't have access to an ethernet connection in our building, we share the wifi from the computer to the phone.

The process I used to set up the machines can be found here: Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) - Windows Help

Once set up, each computer and each phone worked great. Then, one by one, the computers stopped treating the ethernet cable as an outbound connection (sharing the signal from the wifi) and started calling it an "unidentified network" with "no internet access" and the phone attached no longer had a connection.

When each computer decides to stop sharing (every few days or so a new one calls it quits) we have just used a working one to share with a switch, and then share to multiple phones from the switch. One by one each computer stopped sharing, and 30 minutes ago the last one stopped, and all our phones are down.

There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to why the stop sharing, or any discernable pattern. Any help would be greatly appreciated, since our business has no phones now and we are getting angry emails from customers

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So for the past day or so im trying to get the WiFi working on this laptop,didnt succeeded yet. I tryed the f10,f9,f10 ,not working.  HP Wireless Assistant doesnt eaven have any options in it when i instal him. Tryed to manualy instal drivers says its up to date and still not working.Name of the wireless adapter is Railink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. Hardware IDs:PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&SUBSYS_1453103CPCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&CC_028000PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_3090&CC_0280  So any help would be nice.Ty in front,CroMatt  

A:WiFi button not working,WiFi option in mobility center is gr...

Hi To see what drivers are in use, you can try... Open a Command Prompt window as an administrator, and type....  netsh wlan show drivers C:\WINDOWS\system32>netsh wlan show driversInterface name: WiFi 2    Driver                    : Realtek RTL8723BE 802.11 bgn Wi-Fi Adapter    Vendor                    : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.    Provider                  : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.    Date                      : 21/09/2015    Version                   : 2023.18.814.2015    INF file                  : C:\WINDOWS\INF\oem35.inf    Files                     : 2 total                       ... Read more

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  Greetings, for some reason, I have not been able to connect to modem, with hi speed internet, just wifi,can someone please help me with this. I have connected Samsung support  several times, they had said it was a driver, and after many attempts were able to update the driver, toredo tunneling , system worked for a short time, then reverted to wifi. Thanks to anyone who can help.
 Samsung NP300 Laptop
 4 gig mem, intel premium processor, Windows Home Premium version with SP1, 64 bit program

A:Please help, can not connect to modem with ethernet , just wifi

What's your Ethernet setup? Modem to router to PC?

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I am wondering if there is any way to have a computer automatically disable WiFi when I plug it in via Ethernet. Then when I unplug the Ethernet cord it will enable Wireless again. Aka:

I have WiFi turned on.
I'm at my house connected to my WiFi.
I plug in Ethernet cord and it automatically switches to the wired connection.
Then if I unplug Ethernet it will automatically switch back to the wireless connection.

I do not understand scripts or how to use them ):

A:Disable WiFi When Connected via Ethernet?

Hi there are a few suggestions here How to disable wireless when Ethernet plugged in - Geeks to Go Forums

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I am connected to my office computers through LAN cable which does not have any internet access and is used only for the purpose of sharing folders and using accounting software from the local server in my office directly connected to all computers through
Now i want to use the public WiFi available in my office for internet access. But when i connect to it, the internet does not work.
I have to disable the LAN to use internet which makes me disconnected from my office computers.

Please give me advice to use both networking from LAN and internet from WIFI at the same time.

I am using windows 7 professional 64bit.

Any help will be appreciated


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I have a 256Kbps ADSL connection, my router is SMC.
whenever i do a connection speed test at ( ) i get 150KB downloaded in 9-10 secs in my PC ( connected via ethernet ), and 2.9MB downloaded in 18-19 secs in my Nokia n95 ( via WiFi ), so the question is how is that possible ? i repeated the test many times and always the same result....

Thanx in advance......

A:Why my cell WiFi is faster than my PC Ethernet?

u must be using a browser like opera mini on your mobile phone wihch connects through a proxy server, so the speedtest displays the download speed of THAT server and not your internet connection

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Basically what happened before: After updating to Windows 10, my computer was not showing any network options. (The icon says "Not connected - No connections are available) Going into Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network Connections, it then says "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged". I ran diagnostics and it said to plug in the ethernet cable to the network adaptor. So my wifi connection will not work with my laptop unless directly connected to by the ethernet cable. Wifi works fine with phones, ipods/ipads, and another laptop that was also updated to windows 10/a desktop still using windows 8.

A:Wifi not connecting without Ethernet cable

If you can't connect with Wi-Fi plugging in an Ethernet cable is bypassing the wireless entirely. Have you checked Control Panel, Device Manager [or right-click the Start button and choose Device Manager], see if maybe you need to download then install drivers for your Wireless Network adapter? Check the Network work section, are there any yellow symbols there? Is the Wireless adapter listed? If so maybe it needs to have the drivers updated, right-click and make the choice while still connected. The downside to Upgrading to Win10 is the "it worked in Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1" doesn't guarantee it works in Win10 without updating drivers that Microsoft may not yet have available, they usually come from the manufacturer of devices.

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I keep having a problem with my internet connection. When I connect my pc to the wifi im only online for short periods of time. Troubleshooting the problems doesnt give anything and deactivating and activating isnt helping either. Im pretty sure its only my own router I cant connect to, though I have no problem connecting through a ethernet cable.

Some intell

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter LAN-forbindelse* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Virtuelt kort til Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-D2-92-46-F7-D6
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth-netv?rksforbindelse:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth-enhed (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-D2-92-46-F7-D9
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 135
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0C-D2-92-46-F7-D5
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A:Internet connection with ethernet but not with wifi

What is your operating system and what do you mean by short periods of time, like a minute and then it drops? Also, what kind of router do you have?

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I have an HP Envy laptop running Windows 8.1, with an i7, 8 Gig of RAM and an Intel 2230 wireless receiver.
My WiFi connection will be fine for about 5 - 10 minutes and then will suddenly drop out. The laptop doesn't disconnect from the network, but I lose all access to the internet. Other devices are fine, so I'm pretty sure it isn't the router or the incoming connection to it (the status lights don't change either). I've got a very good signal, so it isn't that.
When the connection goes, disabling then re-enabling WiFi often fixes it, but not always. Even more confusingly, the Ethernet does the same thing (which makes me think it isn't a fault with the WiFi card after all).
I've tried changing the power settings in the device properties of the receiver - i.e. unchecking 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". This seemed to work for a while, but the problem has reappeared (and the boxes are still unchecked). Also tried reinstalling the WiFi card and its drivers: no dice.

I'm at my wit's end. Anything which requires a steady signal - e.g. Skype or online gaming - is obviously impossible, which is very annoying. Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing the problem and how it might be fixed?

A:Laptop WiFi (and Ethernet) Keeps Dropping Out

What firewall or security suite is, or ever was, on the system?

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I can connect to my home network via ethernet or wifi. Is there any benefit to using both connections at the same time?

A:Solved: Any benefit to using WiFi AND ethernet?

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I really need help, please

So, 3 days ago I was connected to my wifi through wireless just fine
But now, whenever I try to connect, it says "unable to connect"
The signal is fine, the password is right, it would try "connecting" but ends up "unable to connect"
Been working fine all along and suddenly this occur

So, I tried to plug in the LAN cable and through the ethernet, it could connect fine!!

I have no idea why this is! PLEASE HELP!!

My computer: WINDOWS XP (32 bit/Home Edition/Version 2002/Service Pack 3)
Wireless: Intel PROSet/Wireless 14.3.1

A:Could not connect to wifi through wireless but could with LAN ethernet

Are there any yellow (!) in the device manager?

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I just moved and have been trying to get my PC connected to the internet at my new place. I have a Dlink AC750 dual band wireless router, and my computer has no problem connecting to it wirelessly. However I cannot figure out how to connect directly by ethernet. I have a cable running from the router to the back of the PC, but the icon in my tray just says 'No connections are available'. I have also tried connecting directly to the PC bypassing the router. Everyone I have spoken to, including tech support, has told me that you "plug it in and it just works". Am I missing some step in getting my PC to recognize the ethernet cable?

A:WiFi works, ethernet doesn't

Hello mate have you tried updating the LAN driver for that machine and even simpler a new cable??

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Hi guys

I'm lost. My laptop (win10) is currently connected on wifi through my router to the internet. All working. However, I cant ping, see, connect to my nas or any other device inside my LAN.
Using other devices (iphone, imac, nas), they can all see eachother while using the same wifi.
My conclusion is that something is different from my laptop ethernet setup than it's wifi setup.

A few more notes:
- I'm using VM player to host a virtual machine. I wonder if that may have created some weird VPN between my host and guest OS that stops me from seeing the real LAN. But I dont know how to disable it. I dont have the VM running while I'm having this problem.
- When I go to windows explorer and click on network, it shows the NAME of my lan in the computer section. When I doubleclick on it it says that "Windows cannot access NASNAME"
- computer is part of workgroup but not home group. (I'm trying to PING here as step one, so I shouldnt need this)
- i tried with disabling firewall without success

I tried a few of the netcfg -d and a few netsh things to reset some stuff, but nothing seems to work.

Another few things that I see:
nbtstat -n shows my laptop twice with different numbers between <..>, and workgroup is shown 3 times with different numbers. then there's some smily faces with MSBROWSE. Again, I'm not sure that I even need netbios to get the ping to work.

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My problem started the day of the big cyber attack on the internet. Coincidence?
I am having the same problem as this poster
I've tried everything mentioned in that thread to no avail.
I have Windows 7 - 64 bit.
Vaio vgn-z610y which is 7 yr old.
Went to Device manager.. First deleted, then I updated the  driver for Intel Wifi 5100 AGN.. Then I went to the Sony site and found another driver update.
I don't see a place in enable wireless.
The Windows Mobility utility didn't fix the problem.
I don't know what else to try..The Netgear WNR1000 v4 router is new and wifi works on my tablet..
I've removed the battery from the laptop.
I don't have a restore point so maybe I have a virus? I've run Malwarebytes, , Awdcleaner, Avast, Tdsskiller,
Please HELP!

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I run an Ethernet cable to my modem for my Windows 10 PC. But unfortunately I have a lot of drop outs where the internet just stops (something I am taking up with my provider) and I have a pocket wifi to use as a back up.

My PC can find the wifi and connect but the only way I can get it to connect is by pulling out the blue Ethernet cable from the actual pc. (When I say connect, I mean it is "connected" already but not in use, the small box appears for the ethernet cable rather than the wifi icon)

I would like to know if there is a way to either run the wifi simultaneously with the Ethernet cable plugged in or if there is a way to "turn off" the Ethernet connection from my pc when it goes down, so that I dont have to keep unplugging it.

I am not very technically minded and am worried if I go into advanced network settings etc that I might not be able to get the Ethernet working again once it is plugged in and back up and running.

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

A:How can I switch to WIFI from Ethernet instantly??

You can have both plugged in and still work. Each NIC is assigned a metric and the NIC with the lowest metric will be used. If in your are the wired NIC is still seen as available but in fact it's having problems the computer will still try and use it unless you unplug the cable. If your computer supports a feature called LAN/WLAN switching that may work in your case that may work or may suffer from the same problem in which the wired NIC is still detected as connected and it won't switch. If you are only having an issue with the wired connection why not just stay on wireless?

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My PC, running Windows XP, has a wifi connection (Wireless Network Connection in Control Panel) to my wireless router, and an ethernet connection (Local Area Connection in Control Panel) to an access point. I am trying to use the access point to extend the range of my home wifi signal.

If I disable the ethernet connection, then my PC can connect to the internet fine via the wifi signal. Also, if I then enable the ethernet connection and give my PC an automatically-allocated dynamic IP address on this connection, the internet is again fine via the wifi signal.

However, my access point manual requires me to assign a static IP address to my PC on the ethernet connection. If I do this, I now cannot connect to the internet via the wifi signal. This suggests perhaps that my PC is now trying to use the ethernet connection to access the internet. So my first question is, how does my PC know whether to use the wifi connection or the ethernet connection to connect to the internet?

Furthermore, both my wireless router and my access point have the same static IP address assigned to them by the manufacturers ( If both my wifi and ethernet connections are enabled, and I try to connect to this IP address, it always connects to the wireless router (wifi) - and never the access point (ethernet). So my second question is, how can I connect to my access point if it has the same IP address as the wireless router?



A:Simultaneous wifi and ethernet issues

You will need to change either the access point or router.
I would suggest changing the access point if possible.
Having the same IP will cause conflicts.
Change the IP and make sure that DHCP is disabled.
You only want one of them assigning IP's to the network.
You may need to disconnect the router temporarily and connect
the access point directly to the computer until it is configured.
Then move everything back.

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How do you know which one is it gonna choose when you're connected with both wired and wireless? Is there some type of "test" it does to take the better connection? Or does it like pick randomly? Alternate?

A:When connected both ethernet and WiFi, which does it choose?

If you are using the same ISP to connect to the Ethernet and WiFi then you should choose one of them only. Ethernet would be my first choice if the Router is nearby and the computer is not connected by a very long wired cable.

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Hoping someone can help me connect to my new wifi!

A few days ago, I just had comcast cable/internet/home phone installed, all run through a modem/router combo. (I'll try to post some more specific details below). So, TV and phone are working great. And actually even the internet is working great. I just can't connect MY laptop to the internet. I can connect my iPhone and Kindle Fire w/o difficulty. And if I plug into the ethernet cable, I can get the laptop to go the internet. But when I connect to my wifi connection, I end up with only a local connection. On a side note, the first time I tried to connect to the signal, my computer asked me to set up a profile for it (WLAN profile I think). And I did, stupidly. I vaguely remember having a problem with that in the past, but I had tech support at my college that fixed it.

I have restarted both the modem/router and my computer multiple times. I have tried to repair the connection with Windows. I have tried tech support with comcast, but they keep referring me to the computer manufacturer. There is an unsecured signal nearby I CAN connect to (tried out of curiosity to make sure it WASN'T the laptop), but I don't want to pirate, so instead I stay tethered to my 2ft ethernet cable. I have searched google and reddit to no avail. I do not claim to be tech savvy, but I can follow directions pretty well (just be specific step-by-step). Last night out of desperation I tried the Geek Squad online chat to help, bu... Read more

A:Ethernet connection works, but not wifi

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Hey y'all... I'm looking to buy a laptop soon and I am making a chart on Excel to compare the features of some of the computers I've been looking at. This brings me to my question.

What is the difference between Ethernet that is 10/100 and one that is listed at 10/100/1000?

And what is the difference between WiFi that says B/G and one that says B/G/N?

I see a couple laptops that I'm interested in, but they're lacking the 1000 and the N parts. But I really don't have any idea what this means.

I think N is the newer technology (correct me if I'm wrong) but here is my school's WiFi network... I think they are using the older B technology. So would that mean that the N is nice to have but not needed since the computer would run on B speed anyways?

I'm looking to attach this laptop to my wired router at home if I'm using it there, or to connect it to the WiFi network at my school.

A:Laptops: Ethernet & WiFi Question

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Hi! I have a problem. I have wifi connection on my laptop but it doesn`t work now. I need to plug ethernet cable in my laptop in order to have an internet. And wifi lost all known networks. Can you help me?

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Hi all,
I've got two computers in my room: a Toshiba laptop and a desktop computer (both running W7) I built a few months ago. The laptop gets great wifi reception, 4/5 bars, while the desktop struggles to get one bar. I want to connect the laptop to the PC via ethernet and use the laptop's internet connection. I'm having troubles doing this.

Here's what I've done thus far:Disabled the desktop's wifi.
Enabled "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" on the laptop's ethernet card.
Plugged in the cable.

This is where I hit the brick wall. On both computers, it comes up as "unidentified network". I try creating a homegroup on the desktop, but I encounter an error "Windows could not set the network settings" and "You can try to change this setting later in the Network and Sharing Center." I look in the Network and Sharing Center, and it says "Homegroup: Joined" as if no error occurred at all. So I try to join the homegroup on the laptop. It says "Larry from LARRY-PC has created a homegroup" so it recognises it, but then it says "Windows could not setup a homegroup on this computer" when I try to put in the password.

I start the HomeGroup Troubleshooter, and it troubleshoots network problems. After that, it says "Local Area Connection" doesn't have a valid IP configuration: Fixed" So then I try joining it again, and get the same issue. I go through the ... Read more

A:Sharing wifi internet via ethernet

Enabled "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" on the laptop's ethernet card.

No, it is the Laptop's wireless connection that you're sharing (the Laptop's actual connection to the internet). When you do this, Windows will give the Laptop's Local Area Connection the IP address and the "Client" PC gets its IP address automatically by DHCP from the Laptop.

Because "Internet Connection Sharing" uses the Subnet (the Host PC has the address and allocates addresses to Client computers in the range to, your router needs to be operating in a different Subnet to avoid an IP addressing conflict. If the third 'octet' (number) of your router's own IP address is "0", change it to 1 or 2 etc.

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I consider myself generally pretty knowledgeable about computers in general but these issues have me stumped.

The first problem with my laptop (HP Pavilion DV6, Windows 7) Is that the physical wireless adapter button is broken. In the off position. My first question is, is there any way to turn it back on without the button?

My second problem is that, because I have no wireless internet, I attempted to use an internet cable to plug into the wall internet at home and at school. Guess what, total failure. It says it is connected locally, but no internet connection. I tested the cable on other comps, it is good. The wall internet works fine on other computers. Obviously the wireless internet isn't interfering because its stuck on disabled. What whats the problem??

A:Issue with Ethernet connection and WiFi

This might work to turn on the wireless.

Open Network and Sharing Center
In the left pane click Manage Network Connections.
Right Click your Wireless Connection to pull up the Options box.
Should show "Enable" at the top. Click.
What does an IPCONFIG /ALL show for the wired connection?

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

Type the following command:


[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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Under Network & Sharing Center>Change adapter settings WiFi says Thats-What-She-Said! and Ethernet says the old WiFi name. Here in a minute when my dad sends me the picture Ill post it.


It's a windows 8 $14.99 upgrad
Gateway NE56R10U laptop

A:When I change the WiFi, the Ethernet stays the same name

Here is a picture of it in action:
And to be clear, there are both on the same gateway/router

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Hi I have a program called Connectify Dispatch that enable multiple internet connections load balancing, which speed up downloads mostly and sometimes web browsing, my problem that is whenever I use an USB modem Ethernet and WiFi internet stops, this happened since windows 8 but windows 7 works just fine.
This drives me nuts since my internet access is mostly via 3G USB modems but the fastest connection is through a router.

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Most days i power on my pc and both ethernet and wifi have that not responding yellow triangle beside them. If see this then usually it wont work for the rest of the day, and may or may not work the next day. There have been times when neither ethernet or wifi would work for a full week and im stuck using my phone hotspot. When i use troubleshoot its says, "One or more network protocols are missing on this computer", this is on windows 10. When i was previously on windows 8.1 the error would be, "Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource is not responding". The WiFi works on everything else in my house so I guess it's a problem with my PC.

It has been like this for quite a while now and i have no idea how to fix it, so any help would be appreciated, Thank you

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I have spent the last 4 days trying to get my WiFi to connect to the Internet and am ready to throw the computer and all its additional equipment out of the window!

Amongst a collection of other laptops and a desktop, running different systems - Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 - I have an old Acer Aspire 3000, running Windows XP Pro SP3. I use it mainly for midi file work and as a host for Visual Studio 2005 which I keep for maintenance of some programs, written many years ago, but still in use by some of my friends and for which I require frequent searches on the Internet. Just recently, for no apparent reason, the WiFi on this laptop suddenly stopped working. I have been using an Edimax EW-7318Usg wireless adapter, which has never given any trouble in the past, to connect with my home network through a router/modem supplied by my ISP.

Since every other computer, iPhone, iPad and Kindle connects to the same network and works perfectly, I have to assume that there is no problem with that router. Also, the problem laptop connects perfectly via the ethernet cable. It just won't work on WiFi alone!

I have checked my wireless connections setup, including TCP/IP, and can find no problem devices in Device manager.

I have searched for solutions on the internet and tried everything I can find - I have scanned my hard disk with Panda Antivirus; have downloaded and run MalwareBytes; I have tried changing the router channel; I have tried setting the ipconfig values. ... Read more

A:Internet Connection through Ethernet but not WiFi

Have you tried using another adapter? Or tried using the adapter on another computer? Just to rule out if the adapter is bad.

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Recently got a little laptop with swivel screen (8.9" display, 1024x600)....has 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Atom N2600 cpu, GMA 3600 graphics...

Came without OS installed....

Installed Win 8 first, but then realized that it was problem due to resolution not meeting the minimum requirements of 1024x768 and there was no audio...otherwise worked OK....

So, just installed Win 7....install went OK overall, but now I have 3 problems....

1. Ethernet - Driver Missing

2. WiFi - Not recognized as being present at all...

3. Audio - Have now sound at all....although there are 2 items shown for audio, both listed as High Definition Audio Device with drivers by Microsoft...have checked sound level adjustment...

In System Information window, I see the following under Hardware Resources > Components > Storage > Problem Devices:

Device PNP Device ID

Ethernet Controller PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_8136&SUBSYS_012310EC&REV_05\4&30671EC7&00E0

Network Controller PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_539F&SUBSYS_1774103C&REV_00\4&463B520&0&00E1

PS/2 Compatible Mouse ACPI\PNP0F13\4&15E5E88F&0

And Error Code for both Ethernet and Network Controller say 'The drivers for this device are not installed.

Error Code for the PS/2 Mouse says 'This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers.

Any suggestions as to how to get problems solved?

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A:Installed Win 7 - Now No Ethernet or WiFi or Audio

Have you installed the proper chipset driver?

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Hi all. I have a wired Ethernet network between 3 computers so as to enable people to live browse a shared folder of photo's on a host computer via 2 terminals. The problem is that when I connect my cameras to the host computer via wifi the wired network goes completely stale which defeats the whole point of the setup.

This leaves me wondering is it even possible to have an active LAN & Wireless LAN at the same time as they are kind of almost the same thing?.?.?.? If its possible I'll pursue it but obviously if anybody here says it cant be done I'll have to rethink the setup.
FYI- I've checked it out already and the cameras I have cant be connected via a wireless router.

A:simultaneous ethernet and wifi connections.....

What is the IP addressing you are using on both the wired and wireless networks?

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Okay, so I'm new to the forums.

When I connect to ethernet and use wifi simultaneously the wifi turns off and says No Internet Access. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545.


A:Wifi No Internet Access When Using Ethernet

Quote: Originally Posted by Syrexide

Okay, so I'm new to the forums.

When I connect to ethernet and use wifi simultaneously the wifi turns off and says No Internet Access. I am using a Dell Inspiron 1545.


The wireless dropping out may be a completely different problem but there is a Group Policy setting to enable both connections at start up.

Windows doesn't typically use both connections at once and it defaults to the faster connection if both are enabled which is usually Ethernet connection, but if you want the wireless to connect automatically at boot up and stay connected with the Ethernet connection there is setting you need to disable in Group Policy.

Go to start/run type in gpedit.msc. Navigate to the following location

Administrative templates/Network/Windows Connection Manager . The setting Minimize the number of simultaneous connections to the internet.

For more than one connection to stay connected reliably this setting needs to be disabled.

I've been using this Policy to test wireless signals with my Ethernet connected and it does work so that both connections are enabled at start up and they both stay up.

I had to connect the wireless manually on start up most of the time before I changed this setting.

If the wireless issue persists, then please to install InSSIDer from the link and post the results here so I can take a look at the wireless landscape in your area.

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My Compaq has very slow wifi speeds, usually about 10 Mbps.When plugged in with ethernet, it is up to 50 Mbps.I have other laptops on the same wifi network, when on Wifi, that are getting up to 50 Mbps.So it is very hard to troubleshoot. I've done many of the troubleshooting steps offered in these forums, but no luck. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Slow wifi compared to ethernet

Hi, Did you know normally WiFi is slower (if not always) than cable connection ? Other laptops may get faster wireless cards. That is the limit of physical hardware . Regards.

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I am trying to troubleshoot a network connectivity issue for my Mom & Dad's laptop. It is an HP 64-bit running Windows 8.1. Up until this morning, it was able to connect to wi-fi. My mother was on the internet with no problems. They have my-fi with AT&T and my dad's laptop and tablet connect fine.
We have tried:
restarting the HPtaking the battery out uninstalling the wi-fi network adapter, restarting and letting it reinstallforgetting the networkmanually adding the network back in
and nothing worked.

So, I took the laptop back to my house and connected it directly into my router via Ethernet cable, but to my surprise, it showed connected, but no internet connection. I ran the troubleshooter and it said that "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP config. I restarted the laptop with the ethernet plugged in, but it came back up with limited connectivity and the same error message. I tried connecting to my wifi at my house and again, it sees the various networks, but will not connect. I get a message when I hit the connect button that it is Checking network requirements, but then after about 30-45 seconds it says Can't connect to this network. All of the other laptops/pc's/tablets and phones are connecting just fine.

I used to work on a help desk about 5 years ago, but the only Windows 8 experience I have is with their laptop, so I am a complete idiot when comes to Windows 8 and I'm very rusty when it comes to everything else, so please be gentle. I ... Read more

A:Can't connect with wifi or ethernet-can see networks

-are all of the drivers for the adapter up to date?
-have you tried doing a full master reset on the router?

If your fathers internet is fine but the mothers is not it has to be with the adapter somehow. I have had adapters in the past that randomly start to quirk up and then randomly start working fine before it can be strange I know. How old is this adapter anyway? Most adapters ( with heavy use of course ) only lasts around six months to a year, with moderate use they generally do good for about up to about five years.

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