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can I use a switch to spilt ethernet connection?

Q: can I use a switch to spilt ethernet connection?

I have a long ethernet cable running to my bedroom from the router? can I put a switch on the end of this and then run 2 ethernet cables from the switch to my sky box and android box?

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Currently I have internet connection via cable modem and usb connection to the modem.

I am trying to connect by using ethernet from modem to computer but although the adapter is enabled, I have a red cross through its symbol (xp) and an windows tells me that the network cable is unplugged although I can see that physically it is not.

Help welcomed.

A:switch to ethernet internet connection

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Hi, Im having a ACT Broadband internet connection, he provides internet connection through a wire which runs into my room that can be directly connected to the my computers NIC. Whenever i switch on my computer and opens the browser it first redirects to the page -, where it asks for Username & Password, our ISP gives us a IP Address which displays on the web page after logging in. I want the internet connection to be shared with my roommates so i bought a 8 port Ethernet switch (, which is having a uplink port also. I have connected the wire given by the ISP to the up link port of the switch & i connected my PC to one port of the switch with another network cable. I also connected my friends PC to second port of switch with another network cable, my problem is that when i sign into my ISP web page and start using the internet & my friend also wants internet in his PC & when he opens the browser the ISP's webpage is appearing and when he sign's in internet is disconnecting in my Pc. I tried to change the IP but as a default IP is given by the ISP if change the IP internet is not working. Please provide me a solution.
Here r my Ethernet Switch pictures -

A:How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

I dont think you need to open your ISPs webpage on your second PC, just configure the network settings and put the gateway IP. If that doesn't work, use Windows ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) and configure it using the Network Configuration wizard. See how it goes. What is the windows version you are using ?

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As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

- I'm not a millionaire but I dont buy crap so keep that in... Read more

A:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection to ethernet.

This is the trouble I have to go through whenever I insert my ethernet cord:
I have to go to network and sharing center

Then I have to click change adapter settings

Finally, I have to disable wireless network access for direct connection.

I am wondering if there is some type of setting that I can check for on my

Windows 7 OS to automatically enable the described function I want (which

should already be enabled, unfortunately it is not).
Not that these details really matter, but I have an Alienware m14xr2, but...
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

6.1.7601 pack 1 build 7601

BIOS Version/Date Alienware A09, 6/29/2012

Installed physical memory (ram I assume) says 12gb, with 9.44gb available, which is strange because I have 16gb of ram!

Available Virtual Memory 21.1gb

System Type x64-based PC
Thank You for the help in the future!

A:Inserting Ethernet Cord Does Not "Automatically" switch connection....

Hi Sean, if you do this Wireless Setting.pdf before powering on your pc, it will work.

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

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

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

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

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

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Am a new Networking BEE I had built a small network of 20 systems at my office and there I had connected a switch and router.

All the switch ports have been covered by all the systems and one port is given to the router

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

It works fine for my internet connections to all the systems but how do i make authentication of passwords and username to my network systems from one server which I use server 2003 at one system

let me know the detailed step by step procedure to build.........

I would feel very happy If at all any Suggestions for me to make my Business grow.....

As early as possible ................

Thanks in Advance


A:Connection of Router to Switch and also a Hub to Switch - N/W systems internet share

>>I use server 2003 at one system

you need to enable Network Login, but that requires that win2003 have

a domain controller
a DHCP service
and a DNS service.
the Domain Controller is just another name for LDAP and it becomes the control point
for all systems.

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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Ok so i am trying to get on xbox live at uni but it failed at ip adress so i bought a wireless router and tryed connecting that way and it worked for abit and then didnt

So i have took the router back i was just wondering if i buy a ethernet switch and plug the two ethernet cables in the one from my laptop and the one from my xbox and bridge the connections would the test still fail at ip adress or would it be ok?

Just thought i would ask on here before spending the money and having to take it back again

Thanks Ross

A:Ethernet Switch

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Got an odd one for you, but someone might have run across it.

In addition to software security devices when accessing the Internet, I use hardware security as well. Since being disconnected from the Internet is the best possible security, I use an RJ-45 coupler in the Ethernet cable between my computer and the cable modem, keeping one or other side of the cable disconnected except when I'm actually using the Internet (downloading mail, etc.)

This is quite convenient, but the Ethernet connectors invariably break after 100 or so connect/disconnect cycles, and the cable segment has to be replaced.

The best solution, if anyone has ever seen or heard of one, would be an on/off switch designed to link two RJ-45 Ethernet cables. Not as good would be a little two-port Ethernet "hubby", such as used to be available for a while 10 or 12 years ago, with its own power supply; I could then use an ordinary 120V AC on/off switch to control the Internet connection by powering the hubby up and down. But I can no longer find any of these hubbies.

Any info on either of these devices, or suggestions of better alternative methods, would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Ethernet On/Off Switch

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We have several computers on a network attached to a router. My son uses his PC and plays games on line using the Xbox. Everytime he wants to switch from one to the other, he has to pull the Ethernet cable out and put it in the other unit. He isn't close to the router so its impossible to set up two separate connections. Is there anything out there that would serve as an A-B switch where he can hook up the Ethernet line to the switch, then run another two shorter wires out to the PC and Xbox. It would be nice for him to be able to go back and fourth without having to crawl behind the Xbox and attach.

A:A-B Switch for Ethernet

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Another thought for changing my network for printer only sharing.

All things being equal, which hardware item will be better for printer sharing - Hub or Switch. I don't want to have to redo my cabling.

I understand a hub or switch will change the direction internally, so I don't have to buy any cross-over patch cables, but just plug each computer in to the hub or switch - right?

The other alternative is to buy a second cheap printer, but that entails cartridge additions at a later date.

Comments please. . .

A:Ethernet - Hub OR Switch!

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Can someone tell me: can I add an ethernet switch to an ethernet switch?

I've just bought a 4 port model.
I've qucikly realised I need more ports!

Can I just buy another ethernet switch and extend?


A:Can I add an ethernet switch to an ethernet switch?

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

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

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

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

A:ethernet switch question

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

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ok. here's the deal. i have 2 notebooks. and a dsl internet connection. i recently bought a switch so as to connect both laptops to the internet simultaneously. but it doesn't seem to work. i checked the other threads and the comments posted for similiar problems that others have.but the solutions don't seem to work for me.
i can only connect one notebook at a time. if i connect the other, usually a "ip conflict" balloon pops up. so HELP!

A:ip conflict with ethernet switch

Because you have residential service which will only give you one single public IP. By putting in a switch, you are causing both laptops to request an IP via DHCP. Frankly, I'm surprised you're even getting both laptops to get an IP from the DHCP server. You need a router which does NATing to allow simultaneous network connectivity for both laptops not a switch.

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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 like to think I have never been beaten (reformat the system will fix it but thats to easy)DesktopVista Home EditionGigabyte series Mother BoardI have a user who has cleaned out his system rebooted and ever since then the system wont connect to the internet. Ethernet symbol bottom right hand corner with red cross.Steps I have taken to resolve this.Ran repair and diagnose, error "either driver or Hardware issue"Uninstalled driver and reinstalled lastest driver.Device Manager, uninstalled ethernet card reinstalled, disabled re-enabled. when disabled ethernet symbol should disappear but doesnt.Installed another ethernet switch still nothing.Ran Combo fix, malware bytes (found websearch) nothing major.Went through Hi Jack This filesChecked my internet connection lolAm wondering if there maybe something in BIOS however?Has anyone come across this before? I dont think it's the mother board.

A:Ethernet switch not working

I have a user who has cleaned out his system What does that mean?

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Could use a little bit of help on this one...the guy at BB talked circles around my head when i asked how to set this up.....i have a DLink EBR2310 router that is currently all used up by 3 PCs and the XBox....i wanted to add the one lone printer to it so the kids can use it off of their pcs.....everything is hard wired to the router.....Question ...How do i hook up this Dynex 5 Port Ethernet Switch to the Router and where do all the cables go in what order???? again the guy at Best Buy talked circles around me.....Thanks all

A:Adding Ethernet Switch

You would disconnect one ot the PCs from the router. Then connect an ethernet patch cable between the disconnected port on the router to a port on the Dynex switch. Then plug the PC into the switch. If the printer is a networked printer, also plug it into the switch.

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Hello. Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately" from my cable modem and NOT be part of my hardwired wireless router's ports???

My Objective/My Plan:

This is for home/residential networking. To have two (2) hardwired networking hardware items: 1. (1) VOIP box... ...and... 2. (1) wireless integrated router BOTH hardwired off of the same cable modem of my cable ISP. I need either a hub, a switch, or even a router to connect both networking hardware items to the cable modem. Also, I MUST BE ABLE to connect to the Internet at the same time for both the VOIP box and the wireless integrated router (the Internet) if necessary. My current wireless integrated router will serve as my wired/wireless networking device for a desktop computer, a laptop, an Internet streaming radio, and a Wi-Fi Smartphone; but the wireless router *WILL NOT* serve my VOIP telephony service. Why? See: "Reason".

For your information, the VOIP box offers an incoming Internet connectivity, an outgoing traditional telephone jack, and a power port for a power adapter. No Internet bypass Ethernet port on the VOIP box.

Also, be aware that my cable ISP company is NOT the same as my VOIP company. This does not make much different on the networking hardware setup. The cable modem itself has ONLY one (1) Ethernet connection too.

[*NOTE: I have learned that a two-way Ethernet "splitter"... Read more

A:Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my...?

Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987

Questions to answer please:

1. What do you think I need? Do I need an Ethernet hub, switch, or even a router to have my Ethernet VOIP telephony box to be hardwired "separately" from my cable modem and NOT be part of my hardwired wireless router's ports?

2. Will an Ethernet hub or switch support more than one networking hardware to connect onto the Internet simultaneously or at the same time or not? (I am not familiar with Ethernet hubs' and switches' properties.)

3. Another router a "fair" idea or do you not agree at all for an integrated router to serve as a hub or switch? Will I have networking issues if I incorporate another router into this setup? Can it be "tamed" to not cause issues?

4. Do you have any suggestions, different ideas, or thoughts here?

Thank you!

1. You could complete this in two different ways however it is dependent on what the current router is for your main internet connection to client computers. One way is to connect a separate router to one of your main routers LAN ports. for example connecting the internet port to the LAN port. Then all you need to do is add the VoIP clients to the added router and it will be completely separate from your computers due to a technology called NAT.

Second option which could be cheaper is to get a managed switch (NEVER GET A HUB THEY EQUAL NETWORK DEATH) and then setup som... Read more

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For some time now I have had the set-up outlined below (sorry for the granularity but as I don't know what the problem is I
thought it best to highlight all my connected devices).

Back room
- cable broadband router (operating in modem only mode)
- own wireless router connected to modem
- NAS connected to router wireless router
- Desktop connected to wireless router
- 500Mb passthrough Homeplug adaptor connected to router
- 5 port Gigabit ethernet switch( Tenda G1005D) connected to router
- Printer connected to switch
- Virgin Media TiVo connected to switch

- 500Mb passthrough Homeplug adaptor
- 8 port Gigabit ethernet switch (D-link go-sw-8g) connected to Homeplug adaptor
- HTPC (for XBMC) connected to switch
- TV connected to switch
- AV reciever connected to switch
- VM Tivo connected to switch

This set-up has worked fine with me receiving good wired and wireless connections throughout the house
However yesterday my wired downstream speed dropped dramatically in the lounge to the point where streaming video to my
XBMC box was impossible and even performing a LAN speed test proved difficult.

This morning I have ran several tests on the connection in the lounge and I have determined,buy plugging the cable from the
adaptor straight into my laptop, that the connection from the Homeplug adaptor in the lounge is good in that both a LAN
test and an internet speed test show the connection is capable of at least 90Mb...s... Read more

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I have a Hp pavilion a1130n running on windows xp. I have been trying to switch to ethernet from usb for the internet. I am using charter internet and I called them but they were no help. I can't get it to work can somebody help me?

A:switch from usb to ethernet problem

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Will be using two desktop PC's in house for the first time now.

Have always had a hard wired Ethernet cable between Router output and the one desktop pc.

New PC coming with, apparently, some "wireless" capability.

a. Can one of the PC's be connected to the Router wirelessly (and the other thru the Ethernet cable) ?

If so, where are the Settings to do it, and how would I go about it ?

b. Or, is it better to try and set up a GigaBit "Switch", and have both PC's use it ?
Would this be better than one PC wireless, and one PC thru the Ethernet cable ?
Why ? Any caveats or gotchas doing it this way ?


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Can we connect Power over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter just like this one D-Link Power over Ethernet (PoE) Adapter Kit with any Ethernet switch ? I have a Belkin 5-port 10/100 switch can it be powered by PoE ?

How it will be setup.

A:Can I use Power over Ethernet (PoE) with any switch ?

If you are asking if you can connect this device to a NON-PoE switch and then have PoE on the switch the answer is no. If you are asking if you can connect this device to a switch and make one port PoE on the switch the answers is no. The D-Link device is PoE only on the D-Link device. I hope that helps.

If you need PoE on a switch you need to buy a PoE switch the electronics inside the switch are different. However, you can plug NON-PoE devices into a PoE switch without problems. -WS

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As a security device I have an RJ45 coupler in the cable between my computer and internet modem, and I only couple the two cable segments when I need to be online. Needless to say eventually the cable connector breaks and I have to replace the cable segment. I could really use a simple inexpensive inline on/off switch to replace the coupler between the two cable segments, but can't find such a thing. Can anyone help? Thks.

A:Need Ethernet Inline Switch

For inexpensive you could disable the ethernet connection (in Network Connections) or use a firewall.

Next time you buy a modem look for one with a Standby button; all Motorola cable modems seem to have one.

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I am designing a test system that has three 8-bit ethernet microcontrollers connected through FPGAs to some non-standard serial buses transmitting and receiving 16-bit serial data at 1Mbps clock, at some data rate (maybe up to 500 messages/sec each). A PC connected to the ethernet switch will send commands to the three microcontrollers, and will process the data they send. The PC is a Core 2 Duo at tbd speed with tbd RAM, and software to talk via ethernet will be an .exe compiled from C++ source code. Based on years of experience I think the PC can keep up, but I don't know about the ethernet switch.

I don't think a $50 5-port Linksys or D-Link home switch is going to handle this, it needs to buffer data so messages don't get lost. I don't need a router or DHCP server, just a decent switch.

Any ideas? This is for work so money is no object (but would like to keep it under $2000).

A:Ethernet Switch Recommendation?

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I use a cable internet connection. My previous modem had a "standby" switch, so whenever I left the computer I would set the modem to standby, to prevent hackers from having access.

I just got a new modem (internet and telephone) that has to remain on at all times in order for the phones to work. For now, I've activated my EZ firewall, which I haven't used in the past because it would cause some problems with some apps. But I'd rather just be able to turn the internet access on and off as needed.

Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a manual on/off switch for an RJ45 cable? Seems to me like a rather simple concept.

Thanks to all who reply.

A:Is there a MANUAL SWITCH for an ethernet cable?

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I've set up two routers (one a primary router and the second as an access point to extend my wifi). They are currently in the same room connected together a by 1 metre cable and everything is working fine.
However, I need to move the second router upstairs and trying to replicate the connection between the two routers. The house is wired with network points and cables which all feed into a 24 Port Planet 10/100Mbps Ethernet Switch.
I've located the wall socket/ethernet port number (No. 6) from which the primary room is located and connected and similar the second router in the upstairs room (No. 2).
As its going into an ethernet switch, I thought that should automatic connect routers on the network. However, when I try to access the second router (via WIFI), its not connecting to the internet which is likely because the two routers are no longer connected.
I tested the two sockets (No. 6 and No. 2) with one of those cable testers and I did get a signal on both ends, so not sure what is going on. To my mind, the routers should be connected.
Can anyone help?

A:Connect 2 routers via Ethernet Switch

From your description it should work.
Go back to step one with two routers connected by the 1M cable and double check you get a wifi connection to the internet.
Plug Primary router into wall socket and secondary router into other end of cable, before the switch - check connection.
Recconect switch and plug secondary router to switch with 1M cable - check connection.
Reconnect switch and try secondary router in desired location - check connection.
A bit of hassle but will identify where the connection is failing.

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Hi there,

I currently have a powerline extender/adapter in my lounge which supports two ethernet cables (one into my Sky box and the other into my TV), it's been working fine but now I have an additional device (my pc) which I want to run from this adapter.

I've been told an ethernet switch is the way to go, I've also been told that a splitter is an option. I've read some negative comments on the latter and wanted to gain some informed opinion. As I understand it I could buy a switch and connect this from one of the ports in the adapter, then run the three ethernets from this. Would this work ok?


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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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i'm trying to connect my two computers to each other using the ethernet switch i already have to connect them to the internet. i've looked all over but i can't find a relevant guide/tutorial.

A:two computer network with ethernet switch

Is it a switch, or a router?

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I wonder if someone can answer a question for me,I have a TV downstairs connected to a homeplug which in turn connects to my router located upstairs via another homeplug. What I would like to do is get another ethernet connection (in other words have 2 or more ethernet sockets available)from the downstairs home plug,would a hub or switch (not sure which?) be the answer or would the only way be to add another homeplug downstairs? Hope this make sense, many thanks in advance RG

A:Solved: Hub or switch to split ethernet?

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Say I need to shut off internet access in my home to prevent my teen from having the temptation to play multiplayer games at all hours. I'm thinking that I could insert a timer switch in the ethernet cable that would disable one or two of the wires in the CAT-5 cable, rendering internet access inoperable. At 6 AM, when we need the internet up, the switch would restore the connection with no fuss (i.e. rebooting of routers, laptops, wi-fi routers, etc.). I need it to operate without daily intervention on my part; the internet goes off at midnight, comes back at 6AM. Ideally, it would deal with DST on its own too. Is there anything out there like that? If not, can you tell me which wire, or wires, in the CAT-5 cable will kill all data throughput if it is cut, and resume throughput seamlessly if it is restored?

A:Ethernet on/off curfew timed switch help

i suspect that could be easily overcome or am i missing something

Whats the make and model of the router - some have QoS which may also enable you to turn off internet access at set times to certain PCs or ALL
that would also be part of the router and if you set the password - can not be logged into , unless reset and you maybe able to set that up to

A teen would be able to overcome quite a few things with a little help from the net

is this on a games consule or on a PC - you maybe able to install parental controls onto the PC

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hi, can anyone tell me the easiest way to create a network between multiple pcs using switch. We have 3 pcs . Currently i m using vista x32 ultimate. Other one also uses vista ultimate x32 and third one is laptop using xp sp1.

plz tell me how to connect them all into network enabling them all to share files and internet access making my vista computer a server.

I have a internet connection in 1 computer (the one that I am using) and I also have a Ethernet switch. I have all the cable ready too. I had to connect them before also but got no success.

I hope some one here might help.

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I am having a problem with an ethernet switch that is locking up, trying to find the root cause.

The switch is a 16 port, 10/100Mbps, Linksys model EZXS16W. I have three computers connected to it:
Computer "A" is a Windows XP Pro machine running a FTPD server (Guild FTPD).
Computers "B" and "C" are CPU boards in an avionics box, both running VxWorks.

When the avionics box powers up, computers "B" and "C" attempt to communicate with computer "A", both using port 5000. After a few seconds computer "A" reports an error that it is unable to communicate with computer "B".

At this point I tried to ping computers "B" and "C" using computer "A" (ping fails), And tried pinging all three using a fourth computer connected to the switch (also fails). I concluded the switch is locked up. Power cycling the switch restores operation until it locks up again.

I tried two other identical EZSX16W switches (same revision, same firmware) with multiple avionics boxes:
Two of the three switches always lock up when used with the first avionics box.
None of the switches lock up when used with other avionics boxes.
Two D-Link switches do not lock up when used with any avionics box.
None of the switches lock up since I updated software in the first avionics box.
All of the above results are the same if I use another computer "A".

OK, so I solved the problem (updated software in t... Read more

A:Solved: Ethernet Switch Lockup

I'm not familiar with that switch. But if the customer wants to know why, you would have to do some more exhaustive troubleshooting. The first step is to look at the switch port the problem avionics box is plugged in to. You need a switch that can give you detailed information on what is happening on that switch port. Whether the connection is dropping out of full duplex, if there are collisions, runts, giants, CRC errors, etc, etc. To get that type of information you're looking at fully managed switch. If those don't give you any clues, you'll then have to either connect a hub in line or port mirror that port so you can do packet captures with a sniffer.

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Hi. Does anybody explain to me the correct way to ground a 8p metal ethernet switch that is powered with a bipolar AC adapter?

A:grounding a metal ethernet switch

How old is this equipment that it does not have internal grounding on the IEC jack?

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hi, Iím goi9ng to get a blu ray player for my room and in order to use the blu ray live part of it i need to connect it to the internet. currently in my room i have a pc and an xbox 360 and just change over the Ethernet lead when i want to use one or the other, but now i would like a more permanent solution so that i donít have to change over the lead if i want to watch a blu ray disc, go on my xbox 360 or pc. my question is will something like this do the trick?

if so does anyone know if this will decrease the signal strength that the Ethernet cable carries, as i would still need to be able to play games over xbox live.

thanks for the help


A:Solved: Ethernet Network Switch?

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Hi All,

This is driving me crazy at the minute, so I thought I would throw it out to the experts to try and get my sanity back! Here goes...

I have Sky BB (dlink router) and I have been successfully using 4 comtrend homeplugs to share my connection to a spiderbox, sky HD box and HP officejet network printer. I recently had my electricity supplier changing a meter and after he went I found that 2 of the homeplugs had fried - I know they're temperamental so I took it on the chin.

Anyway I have now decided to go a different route and I purchased a Vonets wifi bridge, which works well. My question is this - I have an old Netgear DG834G router and I would like to use this as a network switch so that I can plug my bridge into one of the ethernet ports and draw off from 2 of the other 3 ports to feed my printer and Sky HD box.

I plugged the vonets into port 1 and then a cable to both my printer and my sky box and nothing - then I went into my netgears homepage and disabled DHCP, and hey presto I got a connection on my sky box. I assumed that was that until I tried to print and the printer was not available. I have tried loads of things since - static IP on the printer (I usually have it static anyway as my work laptop doesn't like it otherwise), manually configuring the network on my sky box, changing some of the settings in my netgear router but I cannot get it working. I tried changing the IP adresses on both my printer and sky box to the same as the vonets, ... Read more

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I have a curious issue, so I figured I'd see if someone can fix a problem for me for a change.

I recently upgraded to a 35/35 Internet connection. When I connect my computer directly to the router, I get the full bandwidth on a test at However, whenever I use any of my gigabit switches between the computer and the Actiontec MI424WR router, I get much more leisurely upstream connections.

This seems to be some sort of issue with the cheap SOHO switch being throttled by the 100mbit port on the router. Obviously, the gigabit port on my computer seems to be smarter than the gigabit switch ports.

It seems clear that I probably have to replace the switch with a better model, but I don't want to buy a more expensive switch without knowing that it's really going to solve the handshake issue.

Any suggestions or ideas on how to beat this into submission would be appreciated.

Here's the results I'm seeing.
Using SOHO gigabit switch between computer and router (D-Link and Trendnet models tested with identical results);

Direct connection to router.

A:Solved: Ethernet Switch Issue

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I have an RJ45 cable run from my router to my component cabinet in the living room. The modem hooks into the router and then I have the four connections on it going out to two computers, a wireless router and of course the one connection to the component cabinet. I had a networked DVD player hooked to that RJ45 to access my computer's hard drive, but now I need to put an IR receiver in their so I can control my computer with my Universal Remote:

The question is do I need a router or will just a switch like this

work? I was thnking the switch is all I need since the router is necessary only for sharing an Internet connection, correct? What's the difference?

A:Do I need a router or Ethernet Switch to expand Network

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I'm having a problem connecting my Nashutec printer / photcopier to my computer. All was well until I changed to Talk Talk and went wireless for my internet connection.
Previously I connected to the internet via an adsl modem card in my pc but I took this card out and have a wireless connection to a Dlink wireless router. This works OK.
However to install the modem on the pc I had to use an ethernet cable to connect first time. I have only one ethernet plug in the pc connecting to the Intel Pro/100 connection. After the router was set up and I plugged the cable back in for the printer I couldn't connect to it. I get a message saying limited or no connectivity. When I click repair it says it can't because it can't find the IP address.
I'm running XP SP2 Pentium R 240GHz processor with 540MB ram
The autoconfig IP adress I get for the network connection is
The lights are on the Ethernet switch box and the cables seem to be OK as the lights flash at both ends.
has anybody got any suggestions as to how I can get my connection back?

A:Problem connecting printer via ethernet switch

Which modem did you get?
Talk Talk's help page is here:

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i have a router/ modem that has been able to share my internet connection between 4 computers. but i want to increase this number so i got an Netcomm np2005 switch. but now the networks dont seem to interact and the internet does not work on the computers connected to the switch. is it possible to do this or do i need something else to extend my internet sharing>?

A:Router And Ethernet Switch Internet SHaring

ok then yea i seem to meet all the requirements except it cannot detect an ip address on the pcs connected through the switch. and the net still doesnt work when i configure the ip manually? does anyone know what i could do?

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Because of the way my house is set up i have to have an Ethernet switch by my cable modem and then my wireless router is run off of that via a 50 foot ethernet cable. My printer is plugged into the ethernet switch along with my desktop (these are in the basement the router is in the center of the house). My desktop has no problem using the network to print but my laptop will not recognize the printer because it cant find the ip address through the switch. Is there a way to set this up or is my setup not going to work?

A:Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router


How is your network setup, Homegroup or Workgroup networking? If you have assigned a static IP to the printer you may manually assigned this IP address when adding the printer from your laptop.
This Tutorial has different options on adding a network printer from your computer.

Please let us know if it works or not.

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Hey, all. For a couple years now, I have been using a 5 -port Linksys Etherfast switch to hook a Panasonic blu ray player & DishNetwork Box to the internet via my home network. I had the switch plugged into a gaming adapter. Worked fine, until I had to replace my router. Was using a Linksys WRT54G router and the switch & router communicated flawlessly.. didn't even have to set it up manually when I first added the switch. Did all this to avoid dropping more wires into my back bedroom.

I upgraded to Cisco (Linksys) E3000 Gigabit router, and the switch will not "talk" to the new router. DHCP's enabled, and both the bluray player & Dish box tried to autoconnect using DHCP.. no dice. Tried several hard resets on all devices mentioned above, even firmware update on the new router. No dice.

So here's my question : do you think it's just an incompatibility question? If I buy an Gigabit ethernet switch, do you think that will fix the communication problem?

I was thinking if you go gibabit to gigabit.. It might be more compatible. I wanted some expert opinions though, before I go dropping another $30-40 on a new switch.

I read about creating ethernet bridges using DD-WRT firmware, but it seems daunting. I am not a complete noob, but it seemed beyond what I wanted to bite off.

Thanks in advance you guys & gals!

A:Solved: Question about using Using an Ethernet Switch with my new Gigabit Router

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I recently purchased a NAS Drive which works ok. However I have also found out that my Sky Hub only supports <100Mbps.

The problems I have is when copying to the NAS drive I only get write speeds of around 10-12MBps which sounds about right being around 1/8 of the 100Mbps. Also when I stream I get a lot of buffering/cut out with any HD content streaming to my Xbox 360.

I just wanted to know if unplugging everything from the router and into a gigabit Ethernet switch then connecting that to the router will speed everything up? Or would I be better off going all out on a pricey router?

Basically am I right in thinking the switch will bypass the router for anything not using the internet?

A:Solved: Will adding an Ethernet switch speed up my network?

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Good afternoon,

I have a networking question.

Can I plug a 5 port Ethernet switch to my DSL modem, connect 2 PCs to the switch, run a cable from the switch to the far end of my house, connect a Wireless n router for WIFI access for my laptop/iPhone and connect another PC, one BluRay player and a couple DirectTV DVRs to the wireless router? Please see attached diagram.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,


A:Solved: Ethernet Switch/WiFi Router Connectivity

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Anyone know of a good 16 port gigabit switch? Il'd perfer managed but I can live with unmanaged. I want to know pros and cons of any one that is stated and why? We're upgrading a few of our sites and we have old 10/100's unmanaged that are coming out I was thiking about replacing with the same netgear brand were removing but I wanted to do a little homework before deciding.

A:Whats your htought - Gigabit ethernet switch 16 port.

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Hi all,

I was wondering how an Ethernet switch forwards packets of network information. Does it send the packets to all outputs? If so, is it like a hub? Does it know where computers are and only send the packets to the right place? If so how would it know where the computers are?

I've been wondering about this for some time but haven't been able to find the answer.

A:Question: How intelligently does an Ethernet switch forward packets?

A switch manages a database of MAC addresses it uses for routing packets.

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i recently built a third computer for my network, added a cable modem, and got what i thought was an unbelievable deal on a linksys ethernet switch (ezxs44 4 port)..... free.
now for the problem: i have an ericsson pipe rider cable modem, 3 linksys lne100tx nic cards, and the ethernet switch. i've treid to connect my machines and the modem through the switch the same way i connected the 2 computers before(pc to pc with cat 5 cable), it didnt work and it locked my system.
basiclly i am asking for somone to tell/show me how to hook everything up so it functions correctly, i've tried to no avail (ive reset all the configurations for the nic card in my main machine and am only running it with the modem (the original windows/roadrunner software configuration). do i have to change the cat 5 wiring diagram?, what seetings should i use on the nic cards?, and what do i do with the cable modem settings.

let me know what you come up with(i'm getting desperate, girlfreind...........MY computer)
thanks again

A:linksys ezxs44 ethernet switch with cable modem

I would think one of your cables is wrong.

check the ends of the cables, make sure the same wire colors are going to the same pins, sounds like you have a crossover cable going from modem to switch.

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Hello everybody, I am in some distress, and would greatly appreciate your help

Here is my set up
Alright so my laptop and PCs (a) and (b) have the access to the internet. however my router sees only these three devices connected, as if my ethernet switch was not connected to the router. My problem is that the switch seems to work sometimes. Vonage is apparently having issues with the network setup so it doesn't work, same with my PS3, however the PC hooked up to the switch as well, sometime has internet and sometimes it doesn't. When it does have internet, Windows Xp pops out saying that there is an IP conflict with another PC on the network and then the connection is out. Any ideas of what is screwing up on my network? Any help would be greatly appriciated.

PS the ethernet switch is made by company Airlink
the modem is made by RCA
and the router is made by Linksys if that helps

A:Solved: ethernet switch possibly not recognized by my router

The exact make/model of the modem, router, and switch would be real useful here.

What you seem to be describing is a flaky switch or cable, not much can affect a simple switch in that manner.

As far as the duplicate IP addresses on the network, that could well be a different issue.

Turn off everything on the network, ALL the machines and any other network device like network printers and NAS drives.
Turn off the router and modem.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady data light.
Turn on the router, wait two minutes.
Turn on the network devices and computers, one at a time.

This issue is usually caused by resetting a router without resetting all the network connected devices.

Another issue that will cause duplicate IP addresses is assigning static IP addresses to devices that conflict with the router's DHCP address range. If you require static IP addressed devices on the network, they should be configured to be in the same subnet but outside the address range defined for the DHCP server.

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I have this major issue with my MSN messenger (on my PC) whenever I connect it to a ethernet switch so I could use it (my PC) with my Laptop, so together both have internet connection.. my MSN messenger works fine and it could sign in easily, but when I disconnect my ethernet switch and connect to just my modem, my MSN messenger says it could not connect to the internet or that there's no internet connection where there is! (I forgot which error code but its well known, I've searched before and it said it could be the anti-virus etc but I have no problems with my anti-virus and programs it monitors). Anyone know how to stop this stupid silly error with Live Messenger?

A:Live Messenger works when I connect it to a Ethernet switch?

Can you ping once you use the modem? You might not be authenticating to the WWW properly and Msn is blinded with connectivity by the modem being unable to do so.

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Hi all i recently turned my second router into an Ethernet switch so that i could port forward a game. I am wondering if this will slow down my internet speed.

Thanks in advance

A:Will a router turned to a ethernet switch slow down internet speed for gaming?

Hello glaucun,

Technically speaking, yes. You've added another "hop" for the packets to have to travel to and from.

But it's not to any degree that you will notice.

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Hi All,

Getting a strange error with Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro x64.

When I try and add a virtual switch I get:

Error Applying Virtual Switch Properties Changes
Failed while adding virtual Ethernet switch connections.
Ethernet port '{a bunch of stuff}' bind failed: The data is invalid.

There doesn't seem to be much on google that relates to this (in particular the bind failed: the data is invalid part).

Anyone have a clue what the cause might be?


A:Hyper-V Error Adding Virtual Switch - Ethernet Port Bind Failed

can be many thing, in 3 or 4 years that I'm using Hyper-V I never encounter it, you need some networking knowledge to play with virtual switch, but usually 0x8007000D error are due to files corruption or permissions, try to run hyper-v management as admin.

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

A:internet connection lost, ethernet connection fine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Wireless Connection Works, Ethernet Connection Doesn't

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

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Hi all,

Just wondering if I can connect a switch to a switch? so my network would look like this

Router ---- Switch ---- Switch - - - - computer connected wirelessly

primary reason for doing this is i want to bring the wireless router closer to the middle of my house... some areas are getting really weak signals..


A:Switch to Switch Connection?

You could do that, but why not just get a longer network cable? Ethernet on Cat-5e is good up to 100m.

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

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

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Wireless connection but no ethernet connection

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Hi all.

Please help, I spilt tea on my notebook and now its not working as it should. When the tea was spilt I quickly turned nb on its side to drain all the tea out. I left nb for a day and turned it back on, the keyboard didn't work so I bought a new one and installed but still keyboard still playing up. also bought a new 320gb hard drive and installed but it shows 32gb only, please help.

A:Tea spilt on my notebook

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I split about a tbspn of beer on my laptop on the left had side of the keyboard, and some of it managed to seep under the keys.

I immediately popped the those keys off and soaked up whatever liquid I could with a soft cloth. However, shortly after I made the mistake of turning on the laptop after I thought I had soaked up all of the liquid. Turns out some of it made it under the keys, or something to that effect because 7 or 8 keys don't work now, enough to make things pretty inconvenient.

I decided to let it dry for two days and check, still same result.

My question is, would I be able to save the function of these keys myself? or would I have take it in to have the keyboard replaced?

More importantly, would use of the laptop now damage it more if they keys are beyond saving?

The laptop model & key layout can be viewed here if that helps:



A:Spilt Beer on Laptop -- Help


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my son recently spilt his juice in my laptop.
it still works up to a point.

apart from:
- inbuilt mouse and keybrd
- internal battery

but the two main problems are:

1) it now takes around 7 minutes to boot (before it was under 30 secs) and sometimes fails completely just hanging with blank screen.

2) internet connection is erratic. Sometimes won't connect at all and if it does it usually gives no more than 2 minutes use before automatically disconnecting.

.. so what have I tried:

- reinstalled XP
- upgraded to XP sp2
- checked modem settings

I'd appreciate any suggestions (short of buy a new one..)

PC Spec : Dell Latitude C610, PIII, 866MHz, XP home v.2 SP2

many thanks


A:...crying over spilt juice

try calling Dell Tech support - perhaps some of the dregs from the spill are causing 'shorts' within the system. Now.... if only there was a way to clean it out..........hmmmmm............

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Last thursday I accidentally spilt water on my laptop. Being slightly phobic when it comes to taking computers apart, I took it to the toshiba repair center. They said they;d open it up and take a look at it.. which they did on friday and they say I'll have to replace the keyboard and the system board.. estimate a total cost of $500(including labor).
I guess this is just a desperate plea but is it possible that I am being had or is spilling water on a laptop indeed *this* fatal ???

thanks a million in advance

A:Help!!Spilt water on my laptop :(

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On Sunday, I foolishly was drinking from a bottle of water next to my laptop, HP G7035ea, and some spilt on the keyboard and touchpad. It must have seeped through to either the ram or hard drive. Instantly, I tried to shut my laptop down but it became unresponsive, so even more foolishly I held the power button down to shut it down and pulled the power cord and battery out. I dried up most of the water with tissue and left it on the sun for about twenty minutes.

Even more foolishly, I decided to turn it on and the fan came on, the DVD drive was accessed but the screen stayed blank. Something must of shorted out by now. However, I left it overnight to dry out and tried it again in the morning, same thing occurred. So today I held a hairdryer against it, and left a fan heater next to it for about an hour. Still the same result, fan and blank screen. Now I guess I'm just going to leave
it againrill tomorrow.

Is there any hope for my poor laptop?

A:Spilt water on laptop

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My daughter spilt Ribena (a sugary cordial) on the keyboard of her HP Pavilion g6.
It immediately stopped working.

Is there anything that I can try doing to it or will it be irretrievably damaged?

A:Drink spilt on HP keyboard

Hi there Kiredoryor

There you have it, the most common issue with Notebook keyboards: Liquid Spillage (that's the term they use at repair centers).
If you feel like it, go to the corresponding HP page (see the Notebook Model Number underneath, should look like AB123CD#EFG and search with it) and see how to remove the KB with the Maintenance and Service Guide.

If it stays there will most likely leak and damage the motherboard -is the Notebook functional with a USB KB?

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Well, I'm a fairly accident-prone person, and this characteristic was well-manifested as I spilled milk on my laptop (while it was on) - including the keyboard. I quickly wiped up what milk I saw, but certainly didn't reach all of it. Everything was fine for a while, but soon some keystrikes of one character produced two or three characters. One character now produces the date and time. I then restarted (as I was unsure if the milk was the problem since the computer has other problems). Of course, nothing changed.

This Micron was bought used without manuals. Out of warranty. Windows 98.

How should I proceed?

If I don't make this corny joke, someone else will: Yes, I am crying over spilled milk.

A:Spilt milk on laptop keyboard

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Water spilt on keyboard - Another cry for help! Have left to dry 24 hours but keyboard not working - except mouse pad and space bar . Tried a USB keyboard - that wont work either... made me think it might be software problem, tried the wonderfully inadequate system restore (has anyone ever managed to get that to work?) but got error message 5 times. Im typing this using the mouse pad and the on-screen keyboard - very laborious. Any ideas anyone...?

A:Another water spilt on keyboard saga!

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The laptop is completely dead. No power supply lights etc.  I've checked the power supply voltage and it appears to be Ok. What else can I check.  I've disconnected the key board and left it to dry out. Any suggestions please. tks Tim

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I have a HP Notebook N5340 which has just had coffee spilt on the keyboard.

I am wondering if anyone here has a service manual or any experience with dismantling one of these machines.

The whole machine needs to be dismantled and cleaned as there was sugar in the coffee as well.

I have removed all the screws in the base and at the rear where the connectors are and the front of the case is separating, but the back of the case where the display is located is still firmly held together. There seems to be some screws (on the top of the case) under the bottom edge of the tft display, but I will need a very special screw driver to get these out, as the gap between the display and case is very narrow.

I am not sure how to remove the keyboard either.

If any one here has any experience servicing a HP Pavilion N5000 series notebook, or has a service manual for same, I would really appreciate your reply.

John Hannaford.

A:Coffee spilt on Pavilion N5340 ##**!!!#!

Hi aussieland,and welcome to TSG.See if this site will help.

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Okay so I spilt soda into my new iBUYPOWER computer, and from my bad luck, I spilt the soda into the top of it where there's an opening for the fan and cooling. Of course, it got inside of the computer since the holes let it seep through into it, where it mostly hit the video card and I think the power supply. I don't know exactly how much spilt into it, but everytime I plug it in and turn it on, all it does is turn on for half a second then turns back off. I'm thinking that it's the power supply that got mostly hit, and I want to replace the power supply, but I don't know if that's the problem. I know that our connection is limited and you cannot view the computer in person, but I really hope you guys can suggest that I do something. I've use a damp cloth on most parts that the soda hit on the case, and part of the video card. Please help.

A:Solved: Spilt Soda into Tower

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I spilt a small amount of hot chocolate on one side of my Qosmio E10. Oops!

I've since given it over 24 hours to dry out, and I've also taken apart the keyboard to wipe it down - there was dried hot chocolate residue in it. I will try turning it on again in a while to see if the keyboard now works (it stopped completely, just made beeping sounds), and have done a search online for spare keyboards...

Does anyone have any further suggestions before I purchase a keyboard? And if I do, how do I go about installing it? Is it just a matter of taking the chip type thing out, and putting the new one in, and then screwing everything back?


A:Spilt hot chocolate on my keyboard - Qosmio E10

Hi dude.
I sorry for your accident but I have qosmio E10 with problem in motherboard, so if want I can sell to you my keyboard. is UK setup .
Let me know.
Take care

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yesterday, i was being a doofus and i spilt water on my laptop. Luckily, the laptop was closed. (My battery doesnt even work anyway, cuz its dead). The only problem is that, once i open it up, everything still works, but water managed went inside the screen of my LCD monitor. I don't know how it went inside my monitor.. but theres this big water spot on the corner of my LCD Mon. How do i get the water out of my monitor? I tried to flip the laptop upside down, or on its side, for 12 hours each yesterday. Only a bit of improvement.
I also see some other websites to suggest blowdryer with no heat at all.


Noob Verno

A:HELP! Spilt water on my laptop monitor!

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Been having this problem for about a week, we have wireless connection to all our devices, but the cabled desktop is not connecting to the internet!

So far we have...

-IP renew
-Flushed DNS
-'Repaired' connection
-Virus scans
-Removed Bonjour
-Reset modem (Netgear DG834PN)
-Installed new network adaptor (on advice of local computer support shop... verbal advice only, they have not seen the comp).

I believe the error it is coming out with is 'No IP Configuration Found.'

Comp is an ACER Aspire M3190 and we're running on Win7.

Please help!!! It's driving me nutty!

A:Wireless connection but no ethernet connection!!!!

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Alright, let me first say I made the fatal mistake of having a drink near my laptop early the other morning. Disaster struck and my computer was hit with some lukewarm java. I cleaned i up, and started it up again shortly later, everything was in working order. A short time after that I tried starting it up and got a white screen of death on boot. Long story short...the screen went out and now everything is barely visible (very very very dim), I've heard that this could be a problem with the "backlight". My other problem, which I believe is OS related is that when I boot up I get this screen that says something along he lines of press f1 to resume or f10 for startup. Pressing f1 gets me an "unsupported wireless adapter, system halting message", while f10 gets me a PhoneixBIOS screen. On the BIOS screen if I move over to tools, HDD test, then short test and run it, then reboot my computer, windows XP launches fine on the next reboot. However, it seems that everytime I start my computer I need to do this test. Also, seems if I take too long to reboot after the test (i.e. I walk away from the comp.) I got that F1, F10 screen again.

If anyone knows the problem or how to fix this from happening and could help I'd greatly appreciate it. (Any info. about the screen not working would help too, although I believe thats a hardware issue entirely)


A:Spilt coffee on computer...Problems now when booting

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A couple of months ago, a black ink like spot has appeared on my screen, and it expanded to a 3 to 4 cm big irregular shaped spot. After a while, a long, 4 mm wide line appeared at the bottom of my screen covering the full lenght of it. The spots continue to expand, and remain at the screen even when the power is off. The laptop is a year old, and has been treated with care, with no mechanical maletreatment, or what so ever.  It is frustrating, as it covers the content completely. Furhtermore, I am experiencing extreme problems with the operating system, which is too slow even for the simpliest tasks, such as opening Internet pages, or starting Microsoft Office (it takes more than 5 minutes to start the Word). The system has been reinstaled, all the drivers have been updated, but the problem remains. Please, help. I have invested a lot of money in a product of such a low quality, and I would like to know is it worth the repair, or I should toss it into the garbage and buy a new one, never returning to Lenovo producer. ATBK. 

A:G505 Black spilt ink like spots and lines on the s...

Hi Sudii , 
Ink like blot may be a damage to the LCD itself specially if it only presents itself onscreen and in BIOS (as in your case evident even when turned off) not reflective on an external monitor . 
This needs to be investigated in sending it over to depot for repair on probable cause so best action plan is to call in technical support . 
Serbian 8:00-16:00 Monday - Friday381-21-489-1533 (Belgrade)
For the slow performance , it would help running hardware diagnostics to be included in your call so that it can be addressed at the same time. 

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I have this on going problem that appears to be getting worse. The arrow that guides selections, after a undetermined period of time doubles itself. It is like the first arrow that is the working arrow has a non functioning twin. When I restart it fixes but then later comes back. Recently, the screen splits into three... its unstable looking and I can only see 1/3 of the screen (left side) as the overlap hides the right side.

I used spybot and others, disk defragmenter and cleared Internet files and cookies.

Can someone help me out? Thanks, Stefanie

Any suggestions?

A:seeing double arrows...and then triple spilt screen

It sounds like either a video card or a monitor problem, where the frequency (scan) is dropping its syncronisation, allowing multiple images to display.

If possible try another monitor, if thats OK you know where to start.

Also try lowering your resolution (right-click on the blank area of the opening screen, properties - settings) in case its just a case of the monitor operating outside its range.

It really does sound like a hardware problem in the monitor though.

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I have gotten blue screen of death and i'm just trying to find things that could be wrong. i stumbled across this unknown file in my device manager, and it is saying unknown and not allowing me to update the driver, Hoping anyone can help. I use a Belkin wireless router, but i have my internet through an Ethernet cord into my computer.
Thank you.

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I just installed Windows Vista x64 and immediately ran into network problems. My Network and Sharing center said my connection was connecting/disconnecting every few seconds and I was unable to reach the internet.

My network is something like this (ignore the periods, they're there because the field won't format blank spaces :P ) :

Cable modem ---> Linksys SD2005 Switch ---> Wireless router ---> Game systems
...................................|......................... (Netgear WGT624)
...................................+--->Vista 32 Bit PC
...................................+--->Windows XP SP2 PC
...................................+--->Vista x64 (mine)

I have 4 separate IPs from my ISP so I can RDP into anything not behind the router from work. The wireless is just nice for random devices. All 3 PCs have independent IPs assigned from the ISPs DNS. All systems work fine except the x64.

I thought it was my on-board NIC so I went and bought a PCI NIC. It did the same thing. At this point I think I might have 2 bad NICs so i went and got a third - same thing. I read around on some forums and tweaked my duplex settings which stopped the connect/disconnect, but then I got something like this in my Network and Sharing Center:

x64 ===>green===>Unidentified Network===> X ===> Internet

Changing the duplex settings around did not resolve this.

Next, I followed a Microsoft fix and changed a setting i... Read more

A:No internet connection through a switch

Wait you have 4 IP's but they aren't static. How do you know what you're connecting to when you're at work? Just guess?

Personally if it were me, I'd stick all of the devices behind the router and use something like logmein to connect to my devices from work.

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I'm working at a school with win 2k3 server and several win xp client computers.

I just moved two computers into a clasroom and put in a 5 port Linksys switch between the ethernet jack and the machines. All the wires are connected.

These machines have automatic IP and DNS settings. Nothing was changed on the server.

I tried powering off the switch and restarting the machines but I can't get any connection.

I tried manually setting the IP and DNS with no success. Still can't ping anything..

Please help

A:new switch in classroom can't get connection

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I am trying to share a monitor between my pc & my xbox. I have bought a vga switch to do this. It works ok with the xbox but the pc will not work through the switch. It seems Windows 7 tries to ideentify the monitor on start up to set up the screen resolution but fails to see the monitor. Is there any way I can stop Windows from looking for the monitor & use default (existing) screen resolution?

A:Connection to monitor via vga switch

Hi Glaandon and welcome to SF

I've heard of that behavior. It is caused by Windows 7 constantly checking display and display card. And by switching back and forth you trigger a hot plug action which sets the resolution to 800x600
Microsoft's answer basically is to buy a new switch (one that supports Full Time/ Active DDC function)
Some people have successfully used this workaround:
Before switching to the XBOX minimize your W7 screen by pressing WIN-D and maximize it again with WIN-D once you switched back to Windows 7

Same goes for pressing the SHOW Desktop button before you switch to XBOX ( The on on the very right side of the task bar) and press it again once you switched back.

Others than that you can try this solution
How to Use an INF to Override the Monitor EDID
Hope that works for you


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So I just moved into a new apartment. The apartment apparently came with internet already, there is a working Ethernet port in the living room. My roommate has a switch plugged straight into it and he says it has always worked fine for him. I tried plugging an ethernet cable from my laptop to the switch. I will get internet but every 5-10 minutes to it drop the connection for a couple seconds. The problem is that couple seconds is apparently enough to disconnect me from games (such as Warcraft 3 games). This makes it impossible to play. I tried connecting my laptop to the ethernet port directly, bypassing the switch, and it worked fine.

My guess was that we need a router instead of a switch but he said he and 2 other people had been living here and sharing internet with no problems. I described my issue to him and he said he had no such problem. Any idea what is wrong?

Update: I just spent a couple hours with dell tech support and they couldn't solve the issue. They ended up telling me to take it up with their advanced software department. They had me run it in safe mode with networking and I didn't seem to get the issue but it could be an anomaly.

A:Connection issues with Switch

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i've one server,and two switchs,my server is connected to two switchs. my computer was connected to switch 1,if switch 1 has failed, will my computer still connected using switch 2(Which mean i didnt switch the calbe to switch 2,because both switchs were located in remote area). i'm using the same port number.

A:Switch connection issues

What do you mean by "my computer"? The "server"? What do you mean by "connected"? What do you mean by port number? How have you connected to the two switches? Two network cards? Have you set up network adapter bonding or are you just using two network interfaces with separate configurations?

Maybe try explaining again what exactly you want to achieve, what you have done and what is wrong.

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 Hi guys, we have about 10 ProCurve 2520-24-PoE switches.Today by reading log events (show logging) I found many SSH connection to switch like this : auth: Invalid user name/password on SSH sessionauth: Invalid user name/password on SSH sessionauth: Invalid user name/password on SSH sessionauth: Invalid user name/password on SSH sessionBut nowhere is nothing about source (IP address) where from is comming this attack (I hope not!)How can I detect this connection? I want to find this source (IP). Thanks for help and best regards.     

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I spilt some water and think I might of gotten some into my desktop... when I spilt my water the screen went blue.

I reset my computer and it was working still but sometime the screen goes black and flashes DVI on the top right corner and then freezes...

Did I screw up my computer? It still kindof works and will do this randomly sometimes it can go hours without any problems.

This is the Bluescreen log I have.

A:Help needed, spilt water and blue/black screen

I also forgot to say sometimes it recovers and this is what it says...

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Hey all!

my dog accidently jumped on my table and spilt tea all over my keyboard. Thank god it still works even though the keyboard doesnt really work properly which i am not too bothered about as i am going to get it fixed next week

Main problem is ever since the incident, my wireless adaptor does work but howwever it doesnt detect any wireless networks. I am using windows 7 and i can load up the wireless manager where i can select my wire less network.. but for some reason all i can isee it Dial-up and VPN and above saying "connections are available" even though no wireless networks are showing

normally i can see about 6 in my neighbour hood but all i can see is a dial up one that i setup a few months ago

my wireless adapter is Atheros AR9284 Wireless network adapter


A:Spilt Tea - Cant detect wireless networks n keyboard problems!

How do you know he accidentally did it?

Seriously, if it is a laptop computer and there is a chance the spill ran under the keyboard, I would disconnect the power and take the battery out until it is completely dry. This took almost two weeks for my sons laptop.

If it's a desktop, just use another keyboard until this one dries.

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Hey everyone!
Yesterday I spilt water on my windows 8 laptop, the lid was closed but I guess something must have gotten in.
Last night, it turned on, but when it got to the user log in page, it kept refreshing itself, without me entering in a password, so kept coming up with invalid log in etc.
this morning, I go to the user login page, and this time it didn't refresh. I wasn't able to input my password with the normal keyboard, but got the accessibility, on screen keyboard to put it in. However, it kept saying it was incorrect, even though I have double and triple checked the numbers.
Right before I spilt the water, it was doing an update and maybe this got interrupted?
Is there anything I can do to help?

Alternatively, as I'm not very optimistic, is there any advice for when I take it in to the repair shop? I don't have a clue about these things and don't want to get ripped off.
The laptop is newish, about 4/5 months, so I will check the warranty agreement. However, I brought it in England, but am now living in amsterdam for a year, so I don't know if there is an equivalent shop that will accept the warranty.

Thanks for any advice!

A:Solved: Spilt water on laptop - general advice!

Call your computer manufacturer (Dell, HP, etc) customer support and advise them of your problem to see if your warranty will be accepted for repairs. They should provide you with all the details on how to ship it back to them or to send it to a near authorized repair shop near your city.
If it does not cover it, then you might need to take it to be repaired at a repair shop at your expense. Make sure you get a quote before they do any repairs on your computer.

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without internet i cant play online
but i have a switch that 2 computers are connected to it
so is it possible to have file sharing, remote desktop, lan gaming
its ok if not all of them will work, i just need any of them

note: my 1st pc is windows xp, 2nd is windows 7

A:is it possible to have local area connection with switch

Yes. You can have a network like that.

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I have two wireless routers set up in my home running on different SSIDs. How do i configure the network connections so that it automatically connects to the one with the strongest signal (which depends on where I'm using the laptop)?? When i use the same ssid on both routers it doesn't seem to siwtch to strongest signal. One other bit of info -- one access point is 2.4ghz wireless G the other is a dual band (2.4 and 5ghz) wireless N.

A:Seamlessly Switch to best Network Connection

That's the difference between consumer-grade wifi equipment and the premium stuff which costs big bikkies. The latter can seamlessly "roam" when a user moves through an office building with her laptop, always establishing an association between the wireless NIC and the WAP with the currently strongest signal.

What you want is probably impractical unless your wifi NIC drivers export "accessor" functions which would allow your code to poll for or subscribe to events corresponding to significant signal strength changes. Then you'd have to code the solution yourself (unless the NIC manufacturer already provides a utility or sample code), and that would be far from a trivial exercise.

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I connect my Switch Alpha 12 via a USB VGA 3.0 converter (J5create brand) to different projectors. I realized it does not work if the connected VGA cable is more than 3 meter. How do I solve this? 

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i got a switch and 2 pc and a dsl modem
is it possible to both of them can have a internet connection at the same time

A:is it possible to share internet connection with a switch

Maybe, if the DSL modem has a built in Router just plug the PC's into the switch and the switch into the Modem. If it doesn't have a router then each PC is going to get a Public IP instead of a Private IP address. Most ISP's will only allow you to have one public IP so only one PC will connect. The only way to find out is to plug everything in and see if both PC's get a connection. If only one PC works you'll have to but a router, use Internet connection sharing, or pay extra for another Public IP from your ISP.

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Hey there,
I've had a DSL connection with Embarq for about 2 years now, I have 2 computers connected in this room and they share an internet connection through a Linksys switch. I have 2 network cards in this computer, 1 of the connections shares the internet connection and is setup as shared, the other is just connected. The other computer has 1 network card and it's connected just normally. I can get both computers to connect on the internet and share the connection, but as soon as I reboot the second computer, it cannot grab the internet connection again until I reboot this computer that is sharing the connection. I used to be able to just leave this computer on 24/7 without needing to reboot to share the internet connection but not now.

my Ipconfig information shows this for this computer:

Network Card #1
IP address:
Subnet Mask:

Network Card #2

for my second computer, this is what it shows when i can't get it online:

Autoconfig IP address:

A:Problems with sharing DSL connection with a SWITCH

I would recommend that you eliminate the headache of ICS and invest 50 dollars in a decent Cable/DSL router. Then both machines can connect to the Internet independently without the need for one of them to be a host.

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This is really boggling my mind, as it works one way but not both ways.

Downstairs set up:
Comcast Cable ---> Modem ----> Linksys wrt610n wireless router < 1(downstairs computer) 2(wall socket connected to upstairs room)

Upstairs set up:
(wall socket from downstairs room) ----> Computer = Works perfectly fine

(wall socket from downstairs room) ----> Switch (ive tried netgear and Rosewill RC-405x) < 1(computer) 2(xbox) 3(tv)
gets local only connection with no access to the internet, ive tried just computer, just xbox... None work

(wall socket from downstairs room) ----> Xbox 360 = shows no connection
Im using a 20 foot cable to connect across the room

Now I've heard you can go at least 100ft before ethernet cable loses any connectivity if at all. the most I have is modem to router (6ft max), router to wall (6ft max), upstairs through wall (20 ft max), to computer only which works (6ft max), to xbox 360 only which does not work (20ft)... to switch then to either computer or xbox additional 6ft does not work.

Someone please help.

A:Router to Switch Connection Problem

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A:D-Link Switch problem only one PC gets connection

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Can u help me set up PC-to-PC LAN??? Both PC's have NIC's in them. We tried to hook them up. One computer runs Win ME, and the other - XP Home. It doesnt work. XP system has icon that says "no cable connected" or something like that. We have RJ45 cat 5e cable, and both NIC are working properly. We are trying to just have an direct connection with no hubs, switches or whatnot. My friend set it up somehow, but he dumb, and cant explain everything coherently ;-)
Please, can u tell me what to do? Thank u

A:help on ethernet connection

Is it a "cross-over" one? If not get a Crossover RJ45 cable, i think your current cable is unsuitable for direct pc to pc connection, for this cable to work a hub is required.

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