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WIFI Network Access Point with Switch

Q: WIFI Network Access Point with Switch


I think I know what I want, but I just wanted to check before I splashed the cash and made the wrong choice!

I have a Humax Freesat recorder and a Panasonic Blu-Ray player. Both of which have services that need internet access, but neither are WIFI enabled & are the wrong side of the room to be connected via cabled ethernet.

I believe that what I need is to wireless access point? I'd like one with a built in switch as well, as most seem to only come with only one port. The one I found has four, which would be useful as I could replace the poor wireless Xbox 360 dongle.

The one I was looking at was This seems very cheap.

Can anyone tell me if this will do what I want & whether there is anything better without spending a fortune?

Many thanks in advance

A: WIFI Network Access Point with Switch

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I was at a home today and connected to their private home network on a Surface Pro 4. This showed their network as Connected. However, the internet kept going to a local open BT network instead! I couldn't select this open network anywhere to exclude it. Thinking about it now, I should have disabled/reenabled Wifi first, and then tried a reboot after that. But otherwise, is there any hidden setting to ignore certain networks?

A:Using 'open' access Wifi point instead of connected private wifi.

Hello and welcome to the TenForums

If the home where you were had a BT hub then it most probably was offering both an open connection also known as BT Wifi or BT Fon and also a secured wifi connection which would have an SSID number with a BThub name with some random numbers and letters. It is possible that you connected to the open one and were then automatically directed to a BT broadband page on the internet to pay for use of the BT hotspot service that they provide via customers routers. See this article for more info:

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i have a question.. i have connection DSL 2,4mb/512kb and 2 pc.. my friend say that we need a 3 computer to act like server to controle upload and download. (that the idea) can be this possible? a third pc only to act like server to control upload and download? my friend say i need a switch and a access point.. its true?

A:Switch, Access Point

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I recently updated my Inspiron 14" 5459 to the Windows 10 anniversary update, i noticed that when my wifi access point changes or wifi signal drops or turning off wifi, my laptop semi-freezes, you could still scroll with the mouse or track pad and select open tabs but that's all, clicking other icons and even the windows start menu does not work, if you wait for more than 5 minutes, everything goes back to normal. Waiting around for about 5 minutes is annoying so what I do is press ctrl alt delete and from there restart the laptop. my wifi adapter is updated to the most recent version and also both graphics card (intel hd 520 and amd radeon m335) is also updated to the latest version.  Any suggestion on how to resolve this issue?

A:after Windows 10 anniversary update, Inspiron 5459 freezes if wifi is turned off or wifi access point is changed, is there a solution to this problem?

Please confirm the wireless card from the device manger or the network control panel. Also please update the BIOS firmware to the latest version. The BIOS update should ideally be version v1.2.2. Also please try system out with  a LAN cable as well to confirm if is indeed caused by the wireless. Though this may not run a complete diagnostics on the network you can run a hardware diagnostics on the computer using the following steps

Shutdown the computer
Hold the 'Fn' key and turn on the computer
Let go of the 'Fn' key after 2 seconds

This is will initiate the H/w diagnostics. Please let us know if it completes or if  you run into any errors. If  you do run into any errors. 

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hello all,
Here is my question. I have a Dell pocket pc and I was wondering if i could use my dial up connection to access the web with it. I have an external modem hooked to my windows nt computer.
I was going to put a 4 port switch on the modem and hookup a wireless access point to a port and let my pocket pc use a wireless card to access it. Question is will the pocket pc access the line to dial up?
Any help would be soooo great!!!

A:using wireless access point on switch

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Dear All,
I have a 24 Port Switch, the numbers of desktop pc's is 23 and Laptops are 10 in number.....i am thinking of connecting a wireless acess point with my switch and connect the laptops with that, am i on the right track ??? and will i be able to use internet on all my Laptops without any changes in configurations ???


A:Connecting Wirless Access Point with Switch

wireless access point or a wireless router?

If your connecting a wireless router then yes your right. If your connecting JUST a wireless access point (without routing) then you have to leave a port open for the router so 1 workstation would have to go wireless OR you would have to buy a 2nd switch and daisy chain them.

will i be able to use internet on all my Laptops without any changes in configurations ???Click to expand...

I would change all the laptops configurations in at least one way - 1) I would be enabling wireless security meaning you have to put some kind of key on each PC and 2) your going from using ethernet to wireless some laptops may not have wireless already so you may have to install cards if you know they all have wireless you have to make sure it all is enabled and functioning. In short I doubt setting 10 PC's up will be a simple 10 minute process.

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I recently switched from DSL to cable. No issues on DSL. Since switching to cable, I haven't been able to connect more than one computer to the wireless access point at one time. I have three computers, one running W7, one on xp, and one on Vista. All three of the computers have been able to connect to the WAP when connecting alone.

I am using a wap54g linksys access point. Setup is internet -- coax -- cable modem -- ethernet -- wireless access point

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8445:3604:b2eb:fdc4
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:1863:b303::1863:b303
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:43bf:9ba4::43bf:9ba4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

Tunnel adapter

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . ... Read more

A:Cannot Connect More Than One Computer to Wireless Access Point, After Switch to Cable

I suspect that your old DSL modem had built in router capabilities and your new cable modem either does not have router capabilities or has them disabled and is operating as a simple bridge or gateway. In either case, the connecting computer is getting a public IP address assigned to it. Most residential broadband service comes with only one available (and usually dynamic) public IP address per customer.

If possible you, should see if you can configure your modem to operate as a router with Network Address Translation (NAT). If not, you may need to replace your wireless access point with a wireless router.

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I just moved into an apartment that has a WiFi connection already set up for the complex, but I have a few devices that don't have wireless cards in them. I was hoping to take my router and turn it into an access point for internet connections but I need some help in doing so. I have a D-Link router; any tips would be really helpful.

A:WiFi Access Point help

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win 7 pro
I have an old Internet Gateway - with access point
Thomson TG585 v7 , b/g WiFi + Ethernet 100Mbps

I have installed XAMPP local server

WLAN IP 192.168.10.X worked in the past i think - access XAMPP WEB PAGES - from mobiles wireless devices, but now not work...
I have to have two IPs one for access point WiFi WLAN and one for LAN Ethernet?
Although my mobile devices get WiFi i have only one connection - access point not shown in Network Connections win 7... ONLY GIGABIT ETHERNET SHOWN But as said mobile devices get online without problem.

how access XAMPP files from Mobile Devices on WLAN? this works in pc but not on mobile

A:I have to have two IPs one for access point WiFi WLAN and one for LAN

I think prior 1mo or so i could access from mobile... via WLAN.

Find your computer's IP address - Windows Help



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I am using a tplink access point which blocks only 32 mac addresses. I want an access point which blocks more mac addresses like 75-100. Can someone suggest a model please.

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A simple question really, if i were to buy a wifi bridge, could i plug it into the internet port on a router to provide that router with internet access?

I have a media centre, connected to a router that does not have internet access, a nas server is also connected to this router. Howevere, connecting a usb wifi dongle to the media pc to acces another router in the house with internet access does not work because there are two connections and it only like 1.

If i connect an ethernet cable from router to router, it works, but i cant have a wire all around the house, so could i plug a bridge into it instead?

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So, I live in my parents' basement, and I'm positioned at the very front of the house down here. The router (a Linksys WRT54GL, stock firmware) is down here with me right on my desk along with the cable modem and moving them is not an option. I need the simplest solution possible, perhaps something I can put upstairs on the main floor.

My parents have a gazebo out in the back as shown below and they like to take their laptop out there and even though it functions, they say that the signal is just barely strong enough and so it reduces the performance noticeably as compared to being in the house (roughly where that chimney is, but on the main floor). I can see that because I'm literally at the front of the house in the basement (as close to the front as you can get, right about in the center and I'm facing West and so the router is right up against the wall). So, the router is as far away from the gazebo as is possible, outside of putting it in the front yard or something.

So as you can see, it's not exactly close! So do they need a WiFi extender, an access point, or should I get a better router? What's the best option without costing too much money?

Additionally, I don't know what's good or bad on the market, and so I need your help with that as well. I'd like to get them the best unit possible whatever that may be (extender, access point, or router) so that it does an excellent job and can keep working for as many years to come as possibl... Read more

A:Should I get a WiFi extender, an access point, or a better router?

TwoCables, I'm not ignoring you, I just have little experience with that issue. Maybe this article can give you some ideas.

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My usb wifi adapter comes with both drivers and a utility. The utility switches the adapter from adhoc to access point. Problem is, the utility doesnt work with Vista, but the drivers do.
Is there any way I can set the usb adapter as an access point through Windows Zero Configuration?

A:Setting wifi adapter as access point

Nope, that's not a capability that WZC offers.

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Hello, I have a HP Pavillion x360 i3 2 in 1 laptop. I am having problems with the wifi staying connected, and when the laptop is connected to wifi the internet speeds are slow. The speeds are slow as in I cannot stream videos on youtube without constant pausing, and even downloading something as simple as google chrome takes much longer than it is supposed to. In my house there are plenty of other devices that are connected including my old laptop, which, has no problems downloading/streaming and iphones, and an ipad. All of the other devices except my new HP laptop has no problem streaming and downloading. The laptop is extremely new;less than a week old. I have tried updating the network driver, resetting the network driver, and disconnecting then reconnecting the wifi; yet the problem keeps occuring. I do have MacAfee so I guess that could pose a problem, but I am unsure. The adapter I use is a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565, with internet provided by COMCAST. It could be an adapter problem, but because of the other devices working fine I do not think that the problem is from the adapter. Also, the OS is Windows 8.1

Thank you for your time and help

A:HP Pavillion wifi access point problems

How does it perform connected by LAN (Cat5/6) cable?

And welcome to the forum!

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I have got this new Lenovo Flex 2 Pro-15 computer a month ago, but I have never got internet on it in my room. My room is 7-8 meters from the access point, and the signal is very weak or not existing. My Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have a strong signal, if it lays just next to the computer. The computer has fine signal, if it is only 3-4 meters from the access point.

I sent the computer for a repair, and they changed the WLan card, but it did not help. What to do? I think I have installed the correct driver.

- Peter

A:WiFi does not work 7-8 meters from access point

What wireless adapter does it have? What make/model access point? What band are you connecting with, 2.4 or 5 GHz?

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hi ya

I have a cheapo ADSL wireliess router (54mbps) in the front of my shop and I want to increase the wireless signal I recieve in the office in the back of the shop. The signal is strong but the connection speed drops as low as 20mbps, also I have a desktop with no wifi card in the same room which I need to connect to the network.
My aim is to get the very best connection speeds between the two rooms without cables. I was thinking that if I got a draft N router and access point then the shop front and office would have a very strong connection allowing me to connect multiple machines via ethernet cables in each room and at the same time increasing my wifi signal in the office. This way I wouldnt need to buy another wifi card and would get better signal for my laptop

I dont know if I am completly off track and would better off getting a good router a range booster and installing wifi cards when needed.

if anyone could give me some help with this and also what routers/access points you would reccomend would be great

many thanks


A:Increasing wifi signal using access point

N will give 300mbp (realtime is 240 to 270mbps) of data in / data out
Range is greater than G but just to let you know your range my vary due to interference in your shop.
2.4GHz cordless phones
Some lighting systems
Microwave devices
But the Draft-N clears up some but not much again depends on what's you have in the shop. Place the wireless router higher away from other electronic devices. Wireless access point can be use but if you want to go without wires then you need one that can do WDS. That WDS taps into the wireless signal that you presently is transmitting in your store.

Another issues you have one of those all-in-one modems that have wireless router feature. They tend to be slower than just using ADSL modem and a wireless router combination. Cable Modem from the Cable company is much faster, but you'll have to be able to get cable business customer plan. But in any case what you have reported is normal 54mbps can range from 24, 48, 54mbps. So for you N would do a better jobs.

DIR-655 ($89 to $129) Xtreme N Wireless Router
DAP-1522 ($99 and up) wireless access point Xtreme N Duo 2.4GHz/5.0GHz wireless
DAP-1555 (new) more for high def media

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I would like to know the step by step to :

1) set up a repeater using an another router.

2) set up an alternate access point (with out Ethernet connection to it if possible using the

What are the major advantages and disadvantages of both.

My router is a Netgear N750 Dual Band Gigabit Router and the router I would like to use to boost the signal is the same model.

The problem is that the signal is not strong enough sometimes to use my Galaxy S4 on the other side of the house away from the router. And sometimes the signal does loose strength to my desktop using an internal wireless adapter for WiFi .

The desktop is not so much the issue but the phone is.

So, I thought I would try to increase the range of the router to cover the areas of the house that are receiving a week signal from the router.

Thanks for all your help.

A:Setting up a WiFi repeater or Access point

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Hey guys,

There is a difficulty i am facing recently in my girlfriend's house only(in all other places it works fine).
I have recently established a WiFi connection for her to use on her phone. It worked great the first day. It continues to work perfect on her mobile. On my net book, though, i can not see WiFi access point in her house.

It appears randomly for several minutes, i try to connect, it does not want to and then the access point disappears for some uncertain period of time. From time to time it appears and works fine from than on but disappears again if computer goes to sleeping mode...

Do you have any ideas what could it be?


A:Solved: Enable to see WiFi access point

guys, anybody. please have a look. this is serious for me. thanks....

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I am having problems accessing the internet via a pay for service wifi connection (One Zone). I am located in an area with multiple encripted and unencripted networks. I can get to one free network, but cannot use my cellphone from there. I was able to log onto, sign up, and use the pay for service once. The next time after rebooting I could not. I called technical support for One Zone and was told to remove Internet Explorer from the list of applicaitons in my Mcafee firewall. This worked once, but then failed the next time I rebooted, and has not worked when I tried it again.

Next I tried the suggestion to use the commands:
For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

This worked once, and then not again.

I uninstalled the Mcafee firewall - but this did not help.

Finally, I updated the driver for the WIFI card, and for the ThinkVantage software used to access the network on the IBM Thinkpad T60.

Throughout this exercise I was able to acceess the free WIFI access point dLink.

When I try to access OneZone I am told that the signal strength is excellent and that I am connected. I am assigned an IP address. I can ping the IP address, but not the associated gateway address. When I look at the status I see IP addresses, indications that I am connected, a lot of packets going out, and no packets going in.

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A:Selectively unable to connect to WIFI access point

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Have a Lost ipad on our wireless network.. 50+ wifi access points.. and thousands of wifi devices connected to them..

nmap the lost device but not showing what access point its connected too.

can ping the device.

tracert shows my computer directly to lost device. will not trace thru which access point.

i can see wireless controller ip and all wifi access points.. but cannot trace the lost device.

can ping the device and see it.. shows up in my inventory just needing a way to trace route or nmap it to see where at in the building its connected tooo. so can narrow down the access point..

A:Find lost wifi device & which Access point its connected to

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I'm confused. Here's the scenario. It's small office with a wireless network. They just installed a computer downstairs with one of those giant printer, scanner copier things.

I want to connect the printer to the existing network. The computer has a wireless card but the printer doesn't have wireless capabilities and needs to be plugged in via an ethernet cable. They want to be able to print to that printer from upstairs.

Should I get a wireless router and plug the printer into that or should I get an access point? Can you plug the printer into the access point? OR, should I get a wireless print server and plug the printer into one of the ethernet ports?


A:Solved: wifi router, access point or print server?

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Hi all,
Pulling my hair out at the Inspiron 11 machine type 3137.  We've had it for about two years and it has never connected to our home router at a range greater than about ten feet from the access point.
The problem started when we first took it out of the box, then running Windows 8, later 8.1, now Windows 10.  All the OS upgrades have neither made the problem better nor worse.
Router is a Linksys E2500, in other words, name-brand stuff.  4 other machines in the house work all over the house and can connect to the router from anywhere in the house.
The driver is the latest version, and we have ruled out problems with firewall settings.  We can ping any network service, but no luck on HTTP, POP3/SMTP, etc. protocols.
For the past two years my wife has solved the problem by sitting within 10 feet from the access point, but that's not what we paid for and not what we expect from Dell.  Any ideas?  Anyone had a similar issue?
Kevin B

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Dear Forum,
I am working in an organization and i am IT support engineer. comimg to issue...we do have multiple SSIDs in our organization and this is happening to some of the users who are using HR(for example) SSID. wifi profile is missing everytime, when user switch from home wifi or another network. this is happening only for one SSID(HR) among 6 SSIDs. where, it(HR) uses the EAP-FAST module. And user can access internet only through this particular SSID(HR) and remaing SSIDs are used by other important users. when user comes to us with this issue, we are adding it manually in Network sharing and Center>Manage wireless>Add . when user connects this SSID(HR), it takes windows login ID and password as credentials. there is no issue with other SSIDs.

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I have a linksys WAP11 version 2.8. I set it up with a static IP address of and subnet mask of (we have our network on the 10 dot system)

Anyways when I plug this access point into our network it kicks everyone off the network. I did a packet trace and it is flooding the network and that is why it is kicking everyone off.

I don't understand why it would flood the network. The only thing I can think of is that the access point is defective.

Does anyone else have any ideas?


A:Access Point kicks everyone off network

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I had an old G router that had an unsecured network. It died and I replaced it with an N router and installed a secured network. I have a cable modem with wires that goes to the router. From the router, I have CAT 4 wires going to several access points around the house. Into one of these acess points, I have pluged in a wireless access point that broadcasts wirelessly---unfortunately, it is broadcasting the old unsecured network. How can I make the wireless access point broadcast the new secured N network?

A:Wrong Network at access point

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We currently have a network set-up with a cable modem, wireless router, and several switches. We have one main wireless SSID that is encrypted for our family to use. However, we recently purchased a Netgear access point that we want to configure for a guest network. Is there a way we can make an unencrypted wireless signal but at the same time keep the information on the rest of our computers safe? In other words, is there a way to block access to everything on our network except for the internet just on that one access point?

If you need any specific model numbers or that sort of thing for any of our devices please let me know.



A:Solved: Guest Network Access Point

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hi, I have a Dlink 2100AP..using it as an AP client...It's connected to the laptop through a network card...anyway IPs are assigned automatically by DHCP. The problem is when I change my network card 's MAC address (in the adapter's propreties) I lose connectivity with the Dlink 2100AP.
Note that I used to do this with no problem...but dunno what happened..maybe I disabled something or changed a setting....
(network card : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC)

A:access point - network card problem

Well, you need to pull an ipconfig /renew after you change its MAC address or you'll lose connectivity. Why in the world do you want/need to change your adapter's MAC address.

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Here's my situation. I swapped in a different computer into my setup and tried to connect to the internet through a cable modem using a ethernet cable that ran from the modem to the computer. I troubleshooted this with the cable company as I could not connect to the internet. They stated that the modem WAS online but it appeared as though the ethernet connection was not working. I tried a different ethernet cable and still had the same problem. I also made sure the ethernet cable was securely clicked into the ports on the computer and the modem and still nothing worked. At the end of the day, we ended up using a USB cable that ran from the modem to the computer and then I got an internet connection and was able to surf the web on the computer.

Next stop was setting up wireless. I already had a wireless router previously set up to the computer I replaced. Its a netgear wireless router and the set up instructions state that you must have the following set up for this router which I followed. The modem is connected with an ethernet cable to the router and then the router is connected to the computer with an ethernet cable. I also reset everything by powering off the modem and router and then powering them on one at a time. I then tried testing the wireless with 2 devices. With my laptop I could find the network I had set up called "foo". So if you can see this does that mean you have a wireless access point? I could not however connect using WEP and entering the ... Read more

A:wireless network access point not found

Are you posting here now by connecting one of the computers to the modem by USB? Are you remembering to power cycle (unplug for 30 seconds) the modem when switching the device connected to it and when switching between USB and ethernet?

For the laptop please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

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

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n <- EDIT: this one is not needed; sorry.


[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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Ok so this is what I am trying to accomplish. We have several devices that are going to be put on the network many wired and many wireless.

My plan : I have the linksys E3000N router. The location I am going to has a netgear wireless G router on the network.

What I "plan" to do is hook up the modem and the E3000 as normal network setup. Now in another room where the netgear is. I was thinking I would get a WAP610N access point and configure it to connect to the E3000 wirelessly and plug it into the netgear for the hardwired devices. Now if the wireless is turned off I think this should work fine and wireless devices would feed off the E3000, however is it possible to also have the netgear feeding out a wireless signal so that if the signal is weak or slow from the E3000 that the signal is essentially extended through the netgear and that wireless signal can be used as well. Now I also am hoping that the "network" will look as just one whole network and not two separate ones etc.

I have been looking all over the internet for the answers I am looking for but canít find anything relevant to the situation I am in.

Also if there is just 1 device I can get that will do this with the E3000 please let me know, meaning I eliminate the netgear and access point all together and just get one device for that room that allows for wireless access and hardwired access on the same network without having to run cables. So it should receive a wireless signal and sen... Read more

A:Multiple router Network with Access Point

You are looking for a wireless bridge for wired access, but if the wireless isn't strong enough, you'd probably have to have a WAP connected to the wireless bridge.

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I've been trying to figure out if this is an ISP problem or not. But I just wanted to quickly ask here first. Is it possible that my linksys wireless access point is slowing down my whole network in my house? Its really getting frustrating because its happening too often. The internet just starts acting like a dial up and takes forever to load things. It happens on every computer. If I unplug the access point, its still slow for a bit then speeds up. I don't know if its a coincidence or if in fact it is the access point causing this to happen. I just don't know why.

A:Wireless access point slowing down whole network

I like wireless (I'm outside catching a breeze right now!), but it seems almost anything can happen with wireless routers. In your case I'd suggest that the first thing to do is to make sure that there is not a lot of wireless traffic clogging up the network. Since you'd already know if you (or malware) are doing a lot on your wireless computer(s), make sure you don't have a neighbor taking a free ride. Do you have the network secured with WPA, or at least WEP?

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My setup is as follows:

main router is near the kitchen, ethernet travels through wall to my bedroom, where theres a linksys hub. from the hub, i have my xbox connnected, and a cable leading to my cisco catalyst switch. From the catalyst, i have my computer, my server, a netgear router and a network hard drive connected.(the reason im using the switch as opposed to the hub is because i ran out of ethernet slots, lol and didnt want to buy a bigger router, the greatly expensive corporate switch was free, and is much faster)

like this:

router > wall > hub > switch > devices

So yeah, onto my question...
My main router(which has wifi, but doesnt reach here), uses the 192.168.x.x ip class, and my netgear routers dhcp server uses a 10.x.x.x ip scheme. How would i make the netgear routers dhcp server hand out ip addresses as if it were just like the main 192.168. network(not an entire subnet, just like an access point working on the main network ip)? i tried disabling my dhcp server on the netgear router, so dhcp requests would (hopefully) be forwarded to the main router, but it went apipa and didnt work at all..

very simple netgear router, the wireless g wgr614
the main router is a Linksys E2000
the switch is locked, she has no config, i have no cisco cable to connect and program it, all it does is forward the requests its given...

any help would be greatly appreciated, ive seen how you can just buy an antenna and itll work as an access point on any network, but ... Read more

A:Netgear router as access point for other network??

Connecting two soho routers in a network

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

Hopefully one of these will lead you in the right direction.

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Almighty forum, I come in need of help!

I'm a student in Sixth Form, and it's my job to organise the theatre tech, and we're trying to get our own wireless network for our kit.

We have a wireless router, (Dlink DI-524, a couple of years old, and all the cables), and I have a basic knowledge of networking, such as DHCP servers and so on, but I don't know how to set it up. We have a working LAN port, so access isn't a problem. And we know the server address. As much as we'd like the IT dept. to do it, or to at least tell us how, they're unbelievably lazy and won't do either.

So, could someone offer some help and instruction for me? If any more info is needed, I'll get it.

Thanks in advance!

A:Adding a wireless access point to a network?

do you have there permission (IT dept) to do this
put a PC onto the working LAN port and post an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

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

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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hi all
first i am sorry i am so much biggenr in the networking issues

i have an access point device , and i have windows 7 on my computer , can i share my files through my the wireless so i can access to them by using another computer having a wireless adapter ?

if yes so how can i do that

i hope someone helps me

thank you

A:can i use an ACCESS POINT device to share my files through a network ?

If you have computers on the same local area network (LAN) they can communicate with each other. If you connect the computers to the ACCESS POINT device (I assume this is a wireless access point, or WAP) the computers can file share.

Short description for Windows 7 and 8 file and printer sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private' (or 'Home' or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Private or Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

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Operating system -> Windows xp

I am currently have my pc connected to the internet through a ethernet cable connected to an eircom wireless netopia router. I want to add a linksys wireless access point 54g version 3 and have it act as a repeater.

when i ran the set up cd i got the following message. The setup utility was unable to locate a wireless g access point on the network.
All the connections are plugged in as the wap shows all lights are on.
When i try and login to the access points home page on its also unsuccessful.

Am i suppose to set up any configs on the router to let the access point work.

ive included screen shots of my netopia routers home page and also of config /all in the cmd screen.

C:\Documents and Settings\The man>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cormac
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Cont
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-36-B3-96
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Unable to locate wireless-g access point in the network

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Just wonder if I will be able to go online wirelessly with a DSL-modem connected to an accesspoint and then using a computer with a wireless network card.....

At the moment I only have one client computer...

Will this configuration be possible or do I need to connect a router somewhere?

A:Can I use an access point to distribute one/several ip-adresses in a wireless network

Offhand I can't think of any reason that wouldn't work, but why?

A wireless router with 4-port switch won't cost much more than an AP, and maybe less, and gives you firewall protection plus more flexibility.

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Hi everyone,

I managed to add an access point wireless router. I have 5 sales people that like to be able to email to costumer. Now, I can not seems to get those laptops to see the servers? they have access to the internet but I am not sure what I am suppose to do to set them up to see the network.

Is it the setting on the wireless router or because I set it up as access point? as you can already notice I am not too familiar with networking....!
Anyhow I have a Netgear WGT624v3 again I configured it as an access point they can surf the internet just fine.. BUT how can I do so they have access to out wire network??

Any help would be appreciated...



A:Wired network adding a wireless access point

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Guys, I am having a hard time configuring my Access point. I have a DSL Router connected to our telephone line and it works fine wirelessly, Yesterday I purchased TP LINK Router to configure as Access Point to extend wireless signal up to the second floor. Now, I am wondering, should I do some re-configuration on my DSL Router before configuring my TP Link Router? Guys, Please share your thoughts and if you have knowledge on how to configure my 2nd Router to my Wifi Networks that will help.
NOTE: I followed the user guide manual that came with my TP LINK router but it is no USE. I just need to know if should I reconfigure my 1st Router in order to communicate with my 2nd Router.


A:How To CONFIGURE TP LINK ROUTER as ACCESS POINT in an existing network

How are you connecting the two routers together?

An access point needs to have a static IP, and it needs to be outside of the DHCP range that your router is using. For example, if your router assigns IP addresses from to, you need to have the access point IP address below 150 or above 200. I like to keep the access points close to the router, so I usually use for the first access point.

What model router did you buy? TP Link makes a few, and knowing the exact model will help us help you.

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OS: Vista

I have a wired network using a modem, router and a switch.
I wanted to add a wireless access point to the network.
I plugged the WAP into the switch.
When I ran the setup cd, I got the following message.
The setup utility was unable to locate a wireless-g access point on the network.
All the connections are plugged in as the WAP shows all lights on.
I also tried connecting to the WAP's IP address through explorer but was unsuccessful.

Am I suppose to setup any configurations on the router to allow the WAP to work.
The router is not setup with a static ip address.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Unable to locate wireless-g access point in the network

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

You may have to connect the WAP directly to a computer for initial configuration, again without knowing specifically what unit you have, it's hard to say.

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I've seen a number of posts about this, so I wondered if any of you would find this paper useful. Have a read and post what you think about it. (I am not the author...)

A:Adding and securing a Public Wireless Access Point within a home network

I think this is not exactly what most people are interested in but for me personally it's a very useful paper since we have to provide wireless access to people attending training courses etc and it's always a pain to arrange it so our internal network doesn't get flooded by infected Windows laptops.

Lots of spelling/word glitches in the paper..

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I am running completely wireless now. I have a Linksys WRT54G router and about 5 computers connected to it wirelessly (G).

I have a printer that has a built in network card, and you can configure the IP address from the setup screen on the printer. (Xerox C2424)

I'm trying to link the printer up to the router, wirelessly. I have been told that you can use a USB Print Server, but that would not be necessary considering that I have a built-in network card already in the printer. I just purchased a DWL-G700AP D-Link Access Point to hook up to the printer, but I am unsure of how I should configure it. I am trying to link the printer wirelessly to the router, and sharing that to the people on my network.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

A:Network Capable Printer with Access Point link to Wireless Router? Is it possible?

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Let me begin by stating that I have only a basic understanding of how networks work. I have setup small home/office networks that used linksys routers and adapters that hooked up to DSL and also one that was strictly for file and printer sharing - but other than that, I am a please be extremely specific in your answers - I greatly appreciate your help and expertise!

The questions is: What is the best way (and HOW) do I setup the following request...

Here is the situation:
I was asked by a coworker to setup a printer in his office that he could access with several laptops wirelessly. The printer does not have built-in wifi, but all of the laptops already have network adapter cards (we bought a netgear WGR614 wireless router to use as an access point {?} to accomplish this). Our office internet is primarily wireless, but there is one internet port in the wall in his office if needed. I am wanting to hook the printer up to the existing wireless network so that he can be on the internet and print at the same time. How can I accomplish this easily?

As for the existing network, here is how it is setup - It appears as though it is Verizon DSL. Connected to the wall is the modem, which is a regular small looking plastic modem that I've seen come with cheap residential plans. Connected to that appears to be some type of relay, or hub. Then that is connected to what looked like a Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

Will any of this work:

1) Without using the extra... Read more

A:Solved: Setting up an Access Point (to connect to a printer) on a Wireless Network

If the printer is a network printer, and that wired connection in the office is connected to the same router as the wireless machines, you just need to plug it into that RJ45 jack and configure it.

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Are there any XBox 360 owners out there that have a Wireless Network Adapter/Access Point for Xbox 360 by pelican? If so, can you check the specs listed on the box and let me know if it supports WPA security or not?

I'm finding TONS of reviews of this device but NONE of them mention the security protocols supported. *sigh*



A:Solved: Wireless Network Adapter/Access Point for Xbox 360 by pelican

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Ok, first off I would just like to say that this is my first thread post on this forum so sorry if I have done something wrong or am missing vital information. My problem is that I am trying to connect to my college campus's wireless internet. I will give more specific details in a bit. Basically, I was watching YouTube before going to class and shut down my PC before I left. I was connected to the internet then and it was working fine. When I got back is when I started getting problems. I booted up my computer as I usually do but instead of automatically connecting to my school's network, it didn't connect at all. When I go down to the wifi signal on the bottom right and choose the network and hit connect, it fails. This is what it reads: "Windows was unable to connect to (network name.)" I have tried going to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network Connections and disabling and enabling everything and that did not work. I should also tell you that all the devices in this window have a red "X" next to them. I also tried all of Windows "troubleshooting problems." What I don't get is that my phone connects just fine, as well as everyone else on campus. I'm getting a bit frustrated because I am quite knowledgeable when it comes to computers and this sort of thing. I even custom built my own desktop at home. Here are the specs of the laptop I am having trouble with:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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A:"Problem with wireless adapter or access point" I cant connect to wifi

Network Connections and disabling and enabling everything and that did not work. I should also tell you that all the devices in this window have a red "X" next to them.

Can we get a screen shot? I know what you mean but a pic would be nice.
In the meantime uninstall all the devices from device manager and let windows find them again. (you don't have to remove the driver for now)

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I would like to access two computers that are connected to a Linksys EZXS88W network switch. My computer is connected to that switch, as well ad my second. There is also a internet connection on that switch. How do you do this? Are there any protocols? Thanks!

A:Solved: Access multiple computers via Linksys Network Switch

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I have a wireless router connected to my modem, and ALL PC's connect to that for internet.

I also have a gigabit switch I use to transfer data in between several of the machines. I do it quite often and I don't want it eating up the wifi bandwidth.
I have done it before, but it has been a long time and I cannot remember how I forced internet traffic over the wifi and local traffic through the switch
Is the only way to do it to specifically tell Windows to use the IP address of the LAN connection? I know it will work that way, forcing local traffic directly to that IP, but I seem to remember there being an easier way to do this.


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I am trying to connect my old Linksys WRH54G with DD-WRT firmware (main router) to my new Linksys E1200 with Cisco firmware (as access point). However, I want two SSID's available on my WLAN. One is for my Home network, and another is for my Guest network. The Guest network should not be able to communicate with my home network as to provide security for my home devices. I have already created for my Guest network a separate bridge with a different subnet and a different DHCP range from the ones on my Home network. I have configured these in my main router. It works perfectly on my main router. However, I don't know how to configure my access point to duplicate both SSID's. I understand that using the bridge mode and then putting a same SSID and password on my access point will provide a smooth handover for my mobile devices (though I haven't really tried it yet). However, since I have two SSID's, my question is how do I broadcast on my access point the SSID's of both networks if only one can be registered? Is this setup even possible? If not, do you have a different workaround? Thanks. I'd appreciate all the help I can get.

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I Bought Pavilion 15-ab549tx one and half month ago and it started having this problem 3 weeks after buying. Wifi suddenly disconnects and then it shows no networks available even when there are many networks available ( Mobile phone always show that they are available ).  Wireless card : Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n OS - Windows 10 64-bit. I have tried everything to solve this: System restore, Recovery, Updating BIOS, Reseting using CMD, updating wireless driver, rolling back the driver to initial one. But nothing has helped yet.It shows the network is available if I'm sitting next to modem. Then also it doesn't show other wifi networks around my home that my phone does.  Now obviously laptop's wifi is supposed to be better than the mobile phone's wifi but its just the opposite here.The problem might be here that it loses its strength every now and then but whatever it is I'm terribly disappointed in the product that I've bought.  

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Hi,I m using mhotspot for sharing my laptop's internet to other devices.i created microsoft wifi adapter by cmd. i also select local collection from broadband connection>properties>allow net to other when i start mhotspot then it's show
that not sharing internet.when i open network & sharing center then my hotspot option show no network access.pls help me.. thnx

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I am planning to have a friend visit and she will use her laptop with my wifi network. Is there any threat to my network if by chance she has a virus or other malware on her computer? I assume the only danger would be if I transfer files from her computer, but I just want to confirm that. Thanks.

A:Solved: allow access to wifi network

There is a slight threat, but the odds of it are low if you only allow them to access your wireless network. Once she's there, it would be a good idea to make sure that her PC does not have any viruses or malware. If so, go ahead and let us know and we can help clean it up.

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I have been running a Netgear DG834 ADSL router here for a while and recently got a Dell notebook (Windows Vista Home Premium Edition)with built-in WiFi . For a period I was connecting to the network using a cable and using the internet quite easily but decided to give myself WiFi connectivity to my home network so I could move around a bit..

I went out and got myself a Netgear WGT624 and daisy-chained it to the DG834 and set it up - the problem is that though it sees the network I cannot connect to the internet gateway on the DG834.

Any solutions to this anyone?

A:WiFi access thru home network

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Hi, I have a Gateway NV52L15 notebook and I am having problems with my WiFi access. I have Windows 8. My wireless networks are not showing up. When I troubleshoot the network adapter, I get a messAge that reads that my wireless capability is turned off. When I go to the Gateway Device fast lane, my WiFi is on. But when I look in networks it as shows WiFi off and I am unable to turn it on that way. When I go to wireless devices in pc settings, the toggle button for the wire device is grey, therefore I am unable to switch it on- It used to work.

Also, while in the Gateway Device fast lane, when I press the F3 key the airplane mode goes on...the WiFi goes comes right back on. Please help...

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Ok, here is what I have:workstation with a wireless card
laptop with wireless card
wireless router

What I would ideally like to do is set up a wired network in which the computers can all share files and have the workstation connect to the internet via wifi and have the laptop create an adhoc wifi network.

Is this even possible?

Alternately, I would be satisfied If I could network the two machines via ethernet and have them both share a wifi connection.

If it is possible but I cannot accomplish this with what I have, what else do I need?

A:Need to set up small wired network, with wifi access

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Why not connect the workstation to the wireless access point (router) via the wireless card and then do the same for the laptop?

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I have a network that has a broadband cisco router and checkpoint firewall that I cannot touch. It was set up by our dept of Education, and has to be left alone. But one of the teachers has asked me to set up wifi access for the network.

I have set up a wireless access point D-link DWL-G700AP , and I can configure this assign IP addresses on the network, BUT I have to manually set the DNS and the gateway on the clients manually. The whole idea is to make this oblivious to the user.

Is there any device that I can get to act as a DHCP relay, to forward the DHCP broadcasts to the checkpoint firewall, i.e. so that both wired and wireless clients get their IP address, gateway and DNS servers from the checkpoint firewall.


A:Adding wifi access to existing network.

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Hi all

Having a bit of an issue with my home WiFi with a BT Homehub type A. At random intervals I'll get limited access and not be able to use the internet. This is quickly resolved by disconnecting and reconnecting to the WiFi. I thought I'd fixed the issue by doing the following commands:

ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /register dns
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit

But after around 24 hours the issues have resurfaced.

This is my ipconfig /all log:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 300Mbps Wireless USB Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 10-FE-ED-25-C3-63
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2a00:23c0:4b80:5e00:4df4:bdb2:e87f:4dae(P
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : fdaa:bbcc:ddee:0:4df4:bdb2:e87f:4dae(Pref
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2a00:23c0:4b80:5e00:5d00:186a:bdc5:b0b7(P
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Hi I have two wifi APs in the home and only one has an Internet connection. the other is to access the wired LAN.

Last week I updated from win8 to win8.1 and thought everything was going well until I started getting wired LAN dropouts.

I have traced it back to 8.1 handling connection to wifi APs. In win8, I was able to have "Connect automatically" for BOTH wifi adapters on this laptop. Now when I try to connect to the non-Internet AP, win8.1 announces (correctly) "Limited access" and that's what win8 did too. BUT, win8.1 waits a few seconds then drops the connection with a useless message, "help me solve connectin problems," where there is NO problem. A limited connection for the AP to the wired LAN is OK as it was in 8.

So now I am stuck with no home LAN access unless I drop the Internet AP and connect to the LAN AP.

Also, in the great wisdom of 8.1, because it is only a "limited" connection, it does not remember the Passphrase so I have to type it in every time. So much for progress.

Can anyone please suggest what to do to get past this behavior and have a "limited" connection as OK as it is with win8?

A:win8.1 breaks network with two wifi Access Points

So basically you are using the computer to act as a Router to "Bridge" the connections between the two routers. Not a good way to do it.

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Hello guys!
I have bought this asus-x200ca-kx219d laptop and installed genuine windows 7 in it. Am able to connect to the wifi network in our hostel but unable to access internet. There is that yellow triangle thing on the signal. It keeps saying "unidentified network no internet access. I have tried so many solutions online but of no use. Please help me guys. Thanks in advance. This is my ipconfig /all details

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\praneeth>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-35-30-57-99-92
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-35-30-57-99-91
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : ... Read more

A:Connected to wifi network but unable to access internet

Hello praneeth3456 . Welcome to the Forums, You say you are at a hostel. Did they give you a password to use to access the internet ?

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Hello everyone, since last 3 days WiFi is not working on my laptop. The troubleshoot shows that it can't fix the problem automatically and that there is problem with driver of local area connection adapter and driver of wireless network connection adapter. Please help me out.

A:limited access to the WiFi & problem with driver of wireless network

Here is the image of cmd command ipconfig/all.

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 Product name : HP Pavilion Notebook - 14-n201TX    Operating System : Windows 8.1 Using mobile access point i'm trying to connect to the internet in Laptop. After the Device is connected  it is showing as "The connection is limited" so not able to connect to inernet. In Network and charing centre also device is present but "No internet access" message is shown above. Currently the network driver is Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter. I tried with other network adapters present, but no luck.  Please help me to solve this issue.

A:Limited access Wifi network connectivity issue in HP pavilio...

Hello sanchi, 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 understand that your notebook is having difficulty connecting to your wireless network, and I would be happy to assist you in this matter! Since you have attempted to connect with different network adaptors, I recommend following this document on Troubleshooting Wireless Network and Internet (Windows 8). This should help re-establish the connection between your notebook and the network. For further assistance, I will need to know:The model of the router you are attempting to connect to.How far away this router is from your notebook.If this is a recent, or on-going issue.Please re-post with the results of your troubleshooting, as well as the requested information above. I look forward to your reply!Regards  

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My laptops touch panel is not working. So now, i cannot switch on my wifi in my laptop.Is there any alternate way (like drivers) to switch on the wifi in my laptop? Model: HP 6510b Compaq

A:Switch on wifi without using Wifi touch button, since its no...

HI Michael, If you go to the Control Panel, and select the "Network and Sharing Center" item, in the bottom left of the screen there should be a "HP Wireless Assistant" link in the "See Also" section. Click that, and it will allow you to enable the wireless adaptor. That may achieve what you need to do. Regards,John

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5 PCs Connected to Local Network:
1- Win10 Home - V.1511 10586.545
2- Win10 Pro - V.1511 10586.545
2- Win10 Pro - v.1607 14393.105

Win10 v.1511 Home, 2 - Win10 Pro V.1511, and 1- Win10 Pro v.1607 are all hard wired Ethernet.

1- Win10 Pro V1607 connected via WIFI (5ghz)

All Network shares are set, Password Protected Sharing is turned off, on all systems. All PCs open/view/share folders and files as expected between all PCs.

Before install Anniversary Update on 2 PCs, I could Copy files from my Mot Android Turbo 2 phone (connected via WIFI (5GHZ or 2.4Ghz) using Asus File Manager Ap, to any shared PC folders on my network.

After Installing AU 1607 on 2 of the PCs on my network, I can now only copy file to my Windows Home V.1511 PC. All others are requesting User and Passwords for access. Again, Password Protected Sharing is turned off on all PCs....

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I just got an acer laptop computer from India. It was connecting fine there on a dail up network however I am having trouble connecting to the wireless network in London. The network status shows connected with a strong signal however I get check network connections message when I try to use the internet. Can you please help?


A:Solved: Laptop shows connected to wifi network but I cannot access the internet

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Hello, I would just start off by saying that I have been lurking here lately and have found this website to be a huge asset for information over the last couple of months but I'm in a little rut and need a little advice on how to get out.

We are in the process of building a separate maintenance facility on the other side of our complex approximately 2000ft away (nearly clear l.o.s.). In it there will be 2 desktop computers and another laptop. In our main office we have a standard domain based network with dhcp. I would like to be able to connect this new building to our current office via a wireless connection and want to double check all of the hardware to due so before I finish up the purchasing.

Already in place on our current building is a hi-gain outdoor directional antenna which is mounted on our building facing the new building. The antenna is connected to a D-Link DWL-G700AP access point via a 30ft outdoor antenna extension cable. The access point then plugs into our main switch via a standard patch cable. I have already purchased another directional outdoor antenna for the new building but I'm not sure what else I'll need to connect the 2 desktops (wired) and 1 wireless laptop that will be in that building. Would I need to get another access point similar to the D-Link that I listed above and then connect it to a standard 4-port wireless router? Here is what I?m thinking in simplified diagram: Current building?s network > switch... Read more

A:Getting our network connection from point A to point B

You got VISIO? Can you show us what you mean using a VISIO Network flow-chart. Sounds like a project and a plan. How many floors is this building? Is this a business or someone house? Not hard to do, but you sound like you know what has to be done. You'll need and AP for each floor, you can test the signal using Net tumbler or some commerical software or a tester for wi-fi which would be better. Wireless laptop would do the trick. You want the signal as strong as you can.

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is there any way to block or remove wi-fi point from accessible networks list?
I wont see that network in my list and be it accessible from my PC.

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hi i have just moved into a new appartment that has a free wifi connection the problem is that my apartment is in the basement at the completly opposite side of the office and i cant get a strong enough signal to connect to the internet and im not very good with computers. the first time i tride setting up the repeater i was able to connect everything and get online but it had changed the ssid and when i tride to change it bacck to its origanil name i lost my internet connection and have not been able to get access the internet again.
please help me figure this out so i can get access to online again.
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A:connecting tp-link wa901nd access point as a repeator without access to the router

my apartment is in the basement at the completly opposite side of the office and i cant get a strong enough signal to connectClick to expand...

So, where are you placing the repeater? In the hall way?

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I am using the "netsh wlan hostednetwork" commands to create an Access Point for my other devices (e.g. phone, Roku, etc). This worked fine for 3 weeks. But, for some reason, it stopped working 2 weeks ago, and I cannot figure out what caused it
to stop. I did not make any major changes. I am able to set the mode to "allow" and start the hostednetwork. But, under Network and Sharing Center, it consistently shows that my Virtual Wifi Adapter as "No network access". Here are my parameters:
Computer: Dell Inspiron 1525 
OS: Windows 7, 32-bit
WiFi Adapter: Dell Wireless Adapter 1395 WLAN Mini-Card (Driver is updated to the most recent version
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (Driver is updated to to the most recent version 6.1.7600.16385)
Anti-virus/firewall SW: Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 (I've disabled this throughout my troubleshooting without any positive impact).
Below is  the output of "ipconfig /all":
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

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I changed my screen panel due to damage and with the new panel i d not have the wifi / antenna button. how do i switch on wifi now?

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I have hp 15 ac650tu. I cant use its wifi. I cant switch it on too. Please give me solution.

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I am trying to use a new Macbook Pro with an existing wifi network that has several Windows 7 PCs. The Mac has no problems getting on the wifi network. I can connect to the Mac from my Windows 7 PC to read files on the Mac and transfer files from the PC
to the Mac. But I cannot get the Mac to connect to my Windows 7 PC. I want the Mac to read files on the PC and use the printer that is connected to the PC.
When I try to connect to the PC from the Mac, I get an error message on the Mac saying ?there are no shares available or you are not allowed to access them on the server?.

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At home I have cable high speed internet, an access point and 3 computers connected to access point. The access point have a IP address, XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX. The 3 computers have static IP addresses as, 31 and 32.
How can I connect to any of these computers (lets say telnet to one of the Linux machine) from out side world?

A:Access a computer behind access point at home from outside world

dbdude said:

How can I connect to any of these computers (lets say telnet to one of the Linux machine) from out side world?Click to expand...

You would need to set up port forwarding on your networking hardware from a specific port number on your public IP address to a specific port number on the Linux machine. Telnet typically uses port #23.

If your cable broadband service uses a dynamic IP address then you will need to subscribe to some dynamic DNS service so that people on the outside can connect to your network using its current public IP address.

EDIT: You need to check your ISP's usage policy to make sure they allow running any type of server on your account. If not permitted, they may block incoming connections on some port numbers.

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This question may not be what you think it is. I am trying to fix an intermittent issue in my home environment. The issue is I am having to use wireless. Our Xfinity Cable/WAP modem sits on the top floor of our house. I am located in the basement. The wireless signal I get most of the time is very good, and by very good i mean at least 15+ mb/s on

I am taking the Cisco Network Academy classes and am familiar with network terminology and concepts. However, what I'm trying to do is take a router/WAP (using it downstairs where I'm located) and configure it to access our xfinity modem upstairs, so that I can plug in to it downstairs using a RJ-45. Is this possible?

Let me know what yall think. By the way the router/wap i would be using is a netgear model unknown at this moment but could easily find out.


A:Can you access a Cable moden via Wireless Access Point

As long as the two devices are on the same subnet (as they should be in normal circumstances) then it should work.

You may need to designate your wireless machine, in the router, as having access privileges.

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Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum and my apologies if I have posted in the wrong field with this query...

I have a customers Packard Bell Easynote MX37 laptop that I have installed Windows 7 on... Original OS Vista Home Premium.

The problem I am faced with is the WiFi switch.

The WiFi switch will activate itself on start up and enable wireless connection, but if the switch is pressed it disables wireless and stays disabled, no matter how many times switch is pressed. Once laptop is restarted it will become active again...

I am stuck on how to proceed with this problem and any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys.

A:Wifi switch disables...

Did it work as expected with Vista? Maybe there is a Packard Bell WLAN utility you need to download from their web site? If no Windows 7 one maybe a Vista one that will still work.

Is the switch a toggle or slide switch?

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So the wifi switch on my computer is broken off, although i am unsure how it happened. The places I have taken it to with questions have only told me expensive solutions for it such as having to replace the entire motherboard (which seems strange to me just because of one switch) anyways, I have wireless internet in my house, but cannot use it on my laptop so for anything that involves internet connection the laptop is useless. I also bought one of those netgear wireless usb adaptors and am still not able to get internet.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

A:Wifi Switch Not Working

I may be wrong but the wifi switch should not affect an external USB adapter. What were the issues you were having when you installed the Netgear Wireless USB? Did you disable the internal wifi adapter (either in Windows or BIOS) prior to installing?

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I was playing a game on my laptop and decided to switch from wifi to ethernet. I plugged in the ethernet and turned off the wifi switch to ensure it switched over, but later when I tried to turn wifi back on, I see the wifi on/off switch is grayed out.

I went to my device manager to check for wifi network adapter driver updates, but everything seemed pretty up to date.

Any recommendations on how to fix this? Or at the least another method of turning the wifi on, like through command prompt or something?


A:WIFI on/off switch is grayed out

So to fix this what I did was hit the airplane mode key on my keyboard. The wifi switch in the pic I posted would stop being grayed out for about 5 seconds, and I had to switch it on in that time.

I'll note that flipping the airplane mode switch right above the wifi switch didn't do this, so I don't have a clue how it worked out.

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how do you tell xp which program you want it to manage your wireless network? a friend has installed d-links software and it has taken over managing the wireless connection. I would like to undo it and make it use windows built in wireless managment software

A:how to switch which which app is managing the wifi

If you goto Add/Remove programs and remove the DLink program it will probably revert to the original windows xp wifi manager.

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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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Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum and my apologies if I have posted in the wrong field with this query...

I have a customers Packard Bell Easynote MX37 laptop that I have installed Windows 7 on... Original OS Vista Home Premium.

The problem I am faced with is the WiFi switch.

The WiFi switch will activate itself on start up and enable wireless connection, but if the switch is pressed it disables wireless and stays disabled, no matter how many times switch is pressed. Once laptop is restarted it will become active again...

I am stuck on how to proceed with this problem and any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thanks guys.

A:WiFi switch disables...

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I have a Lat 5470 where I am trying to turn wifi on/off at will. I found where i can lock/unlock the FN active key by using FN + ESC key but when I press FN+PrtScr to turn wifi on/off, the only thing that turns on/off is Bluetooth.
Yes I have enabled this functionality in the BIOS but no change.
Thank you

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I was using Windows 7 Home Basic preinstalled with the laptop since 2011. The laptop was working fine. After upgrading to Windows 10 the WiFi and Bluetooth is not working. Tried help from Microsoft remotely. According to them the drivers are not working and there is no updated drivers available for Windows 10 on HP website. The driver installed presently is "Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter".Please help and advise whether to stick with Windows 10 or to roll back to Windows 7 as I have an option to purchase a removable device to use WiFi and Bluetooth.I love the lightness of the new operating system. Please help!!!

A:Not able to switch on WiFi and Bluetooth after upgrading to ...

Hello @Banti2?, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, both from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I read your post about the Windows 10 upgrade, and wanted to assist you!You can use the Go back to an earlier build option, in your System Settings: HP Notebook PCs - Upgrading to Windows 10Once you are back to your original Operating System, check to see if you are experiencing the same issue. If not, then you may consider holding off on the Windows 10 upgrade for a few weeks, until drivers can be updated. However, if you are able to get the WiFi and Bluetooth to work, using an external device, then you can continue to use Windows 10.  Keep in mind, that the rollback option is only good for the first 28 days, after installing Windows 10. Please let me know if this information was helpful by clicking the thumbs up below.Regards!

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hello almost a year ago i was getting mad at my internet and turned the wifi switch on my laptop off so i cud turn it back on... when i turned it off i had inadvertently broke the switch in the off position and for a few weeks had no internet while i searched frantically to find a solution... eventually i just gave up and bought a usb wifi device to override the switch... recently i have lost this usb and i was wondering if there was a cmd command or something that i cud do to manually turn it back on... i am currently using windows vista on a computer around 3 or 4 yo and once again frantically searching for a solution... pls help with any info possible.

A:broke wifi switch in the off position

What make/model is the computer?

If it is a slide switch and you broke off the part that sticks outside the case, you might be able to use a toothpick or other small stiff object to reach through the slot and slide it to the ON position.

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I have a 6 month old Yoga 500 and this is the second time this has happened.  The last time I was resigned to taking it back to the shop and the day I was going to do it I turned it on for one last time and it was working perfectly again! Here are the symptoms  Fan running at full speedKeyboard not responding - touch screen working fine and can log in and use WindowsWiFi showing as off with Red Cross on wifi symbol.  In settings, option to turn it on is greyed out.  Ive carried out a Windows restore to a date last week when everything was working fine I've disabled and enabled the wifi card through device managerI've uninstalled and reinstalled wifi card drivers The last time it happened I also carried out a full factory restore but this didn't work.  As mentioned above, it just started working again.  So I'm not going to go through the hassle of trying that again. Any suggestions before I take it back to the shop?

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When the WiFi button (F12) is pressed the LED show red and a message on-screen briefly says "Flight Mode ON" and the network connection icon in the notification area shows a red X. - this is expected - however When I press F12 the on screen message does breifly display "Flight Mode OFF", but the LED stays orange and WiFi is disbaled. If I click the network icon in the notification area the panel that appears says Flight Mode OFF, WiFi (OFF). I simply cannot re-enable the WiFi with the F12 key. If I go to Computer->Properties->Device Manager, select the Wireless Adapter I can switch the WiFi back on by going to the Advanced tab and selecting Radio->Enable. If I do this the let then goes white and WiFi is OK. So what is going on - why can't I simply toggle the WiFi off and on with the F12 key. Why to I have to resort to the device manager to switch it back on again?

A:New HP Pavilion G6 - F12 switches OFF WiFi but won't switch ...

Solved my own problem - if it help others ....the WiFi Driver update dated 25/09/12 caused the problem in my case.Right click on 'Computer' select 'Advanced' and open Device manager. Locate the WiFi Adapter and choose the 'Roll back driver option' to restore the previous driver - worked for me. You think someone would test drivers better than this !!!

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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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Hello I just bought a brand new computer 3 days ago. Haven't been using it that long. It's an HP Envy 810qe or something like that. The first day I played on it 77 windows updates were downloaded.

The computer has built in Bluetooth which I love but I noticed it was always-on and was wondering if there was an on/off switch. I searched Google and seen there is an on/off switch in PC Settings, PC Devices, Bluetooth. Unfortunately I do not have this. Also under PC Settings and Network I do not have an on/off switch for the wifi. I also don't have anything in PC Settings called Wireless. I talked with HP support (since I just bought this computer) their only option was to do a System Restore or Recovery. I talked to Microsoft support and their only option was to pay for a premium membership so they could use their 'advanced tools' to scan my system and find out the problem. (which is my long history of dealing with computers and support their answer would have probably been the same which was System Restore or Recovery, at which who even knows if this is going to fix the problem)

So now I come to this community my first time here (wave) asking for assistance. I temporarily disabled my Bluetooth in Device Manager because I don't know if it's safe to have it constantly on if I'm not using it. I've seen on here there are other people who have had the same problem but I didn't see a definite solution on the couple threads I read. Also just before disabling my Bluetooth I ran HP s... Read more

A:Bluetooth and Wifi no on/off switch in PC settings

Hi summerbear. I can try something that works on my MSI laptop (a great brand BTW), and I think most of todays' laptops.
Usualy there's an allin1 manager to all of the options you mentioned, and it is accessible through the start line in windows (at the bottom). Most of the time you don't see all the icons of programs running, and there's a little upward arrow in far right side of the start line, that if clicked reveals sound, storage, and allin1 managers installed in your system. In my laptop this manager program that includes control over volume, wi-fi, and bluetooth, is called SCM. I'm not sure that HP's has the exact same program but there's supposed to be some type of allin1. If you don't find any try typing "Bluetooth" in windows search (through the start button), and shutting down wi-fi is also possible by clicking the network bars in the far right, thus accessing the list of nearby wi-fi networks, choosing the one you're connected to, and clicking "disconnect".
Hope I helped, goodluck.

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So I have 4 computers connected into a gigabit switch,
If I drop power to the switch, all 4 computers' ethernet connections (obviously) go offline.
When I power the switch back on, I would expect, after a few seconds, that they would pick up their connections again.
One of the machines does this, the other 3 get themselves stuck in a state where they think they're online, but can't access anything on the network, and don't respond to pings.
If I disable/reenable the adapter, then do ipconfig /rel /ren
they start working again.
But I'm scratching my head trying to work out why 1 machine is fine, and 3 aren't. They are the same exact hardware (and cost $US3800 each)
and have the same windows image on them...

??? Also note that they are on DHCP with reservations.

Any ideas would be cool. thanks!

A:Some workstations network connections don't recover after network switch outage

When the switch comes back up, do these machines still have valid IP addresses, or do they switch to 169.x.x.x APIPA addressing? Also, if you hard-code IP address information (rather than rely on DHCP) as a test, do the machines all network properly after the switch drop and re-up?

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Hi there

This USB Wifi adapter seems to be a MEGA performer --Lovely finally to be able to THINK of getting rid of LAN cables all over the place.

I've no probs with decent HD Movie streaming from a SERVER with one of these (I unplugged the LAN and inserted the USB Wifi adapter into a USB3 slot --note this needs genuine USB3 to work at proper speed). My Home router can deliver 802.11ac so no probs there.

Brilliant piece of kit and NO MORE CABLES !!!!!!. Wifi will soon be able to deliver comparable speeds to LAN especially for HOME networks. !!!

Here's the UK Link but is available in US and Europe. In any case it's delivered (in my case) by Amazon S.A.R.L (Luxembourg) so no tax !!!. even though I ordered from UK web site --they will ship outside UK tax free.

USB-AC56 | Networking | ASUS UK


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I have a pesky little brother who keeps switching off the WiFi switch on my laptop when I leave home without some downloads on. He does so that he can hog up all the bandwidth for himself.

Is there any way I could disable the WiFi switch so that my WiFi stays on at all times? I have a Lenovo Y560.


A:Disable WiFi hardware switch on laptop

If he can't turn off the WiFi what will stop him from just powering the system down?

There may be a way to catch the key using AutoHotkey. You would have to have a script running that echos the vk key codes as each key is pressed. Once you know the code for the WiFi key you can just intercept it with a one line script.

But he could still just close the program running the script or hold down the power button.

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wifi switch on asus k55v not working. it used to work just fine till yesterday but when i tried it today the switch didnt work.the wifi is working though i just have to troubleshoot the network and sharing and it applies a fix to switch on wifi adapter then it works but the function-switch(f2) is not working

A:wifi switch on asus k55v not working

Hi gsk ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Download the Function Key Software from the Asus website

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whenever i switch users, the internet connection gets disconnected on the previous users. Is there anyway i could set it so when i switch users, the previous user is still connected. like connected on aim. and switch users and ill still be on aim.

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I have a Toshiba satellite L350D 01M laptop. My warranty period is over and I wanted to clean out the fans etc... and I have taken apart many laptops in the past but man it was hard to get all the connectors from the keyboard etc hooked up without unplugging another one because of the lack of wiggle room, how the guys at Toshiba put them together i will never know anyway i finally managed to get them all hooked up and the case back together but the wifi radio switch next to the SD slot was not aligned properly and rather than go through the nightmare of hooking it all back up again i forced the switch a little too much well actually a lot too much as i busted the dang thing right off.

so now i can't switch on the wifi which ain't that bad for home 'cause i have a wired modem but when i am out and about i need the wifi capability. someone suggested bridging the two connections i can see inside (a guy at staples) but that if it did work each time i shut it down i would have to bridge it again, well I tried that and I did something wrong as the whole system shut off like a lightening bolt and i thought i fried the motherboard as i couldn't get it to turn on, but i unhooked the battery unplugged and held down the power button for ten seconds then i plugged it back in minus the battery and luckily it worked, there is no way i am going to try that again and if i don't have to (i can't afford it anyway) is there anyway i can bypass the hardwire switch... Read more

A:Solved: I broke off my wifi switch on my laptop

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I have a 3com Switch 4400 and a netgear BT internet router / modem (4 port)

BT router > 3com switch > PC's

I have around 10 Pc on my network, 7 of them are connected to the 3com and the rest via wifi.

i need the 3 com router to issue the ipaddrsses and give access the the internet via the BT modem / router / AP.

I have tried looking on many forums but no help, i can get the 3com to issue the ip addresses, but then i have no internet. Or set the d.gateway to the bt router but then i am unable to have the 3com to issue the ipaddress.

please if anyone can help

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Hi guys, I have a strange problem with one Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E145 notebooks. At first I was not able to start in windows the wireless but after multiple uninstall/install/update of the drivers I managed to do it. Still Windows shows WiFi on but in the same time off and I can't see any WLAN networks. The windows diagnose of the WLAN adapter shows - wireless capability is turned off The Lenovo Diagnostic Tools shows - Warning Hardware state is off I've checked BIOS, check the settings of the card and I don't have a hardware switch on the notebook. Is there any way that I could "reset" this lock or enable it somehow? Thanks in advance I forgot to add that the notebook is with Windows 10 64bit and there are not much apps and drivers for it.

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