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Net gear router losses connection when multiple devices are connected

Q: Net gear router losses connection when multiple devices are connected

This is my first post and glad to be here among experts. I will list my issue, please tell me what information you need to be of assistance.

I have a net gear WNR2000vs with the latest firmfware to date. I have two wired devices connected: 1. my pc 2. xbox, and also one wireless device connected 1. my cell phone via wi fi.

Before I updated the firmware:
I would hard wire my 360 and pc to the router together. My 360 online play would work fine for about 10 minutes then my connection on my 360 and pc would drop. My network status would say 'resolving issue'.

After updated the firmware:
I now have my 360 and pc hard wired to the router together. These two seems to work fine together. When I try to connect a wireless device my connection drops. My pc resolves the issue and regains connection, but if I try to navigate a webpage or download anything from the wireless device then it starts the whole dropping connection thing again.

I'm not sure what information you guys would like but here's some basics. Thanks!

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A: Net gear router losses connection when multiple devices are connected

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I have tried to research this and am not finding the information I need to answer the above question so hope a networking expert can help.

I recently for the first time went over my monthly data cap for broadband and looking it to it a bit more it looks like a lot of the programs my kids are using are hogging the bandwidth. I don't really want to pay for more bandwidth (as I already pay way above average as I live in a small rural village) but I don't want to restrict too much what my kids are doing.

The solution to me seems to be to see if I can monitor and if possible control to some extent the data on each of the IP connected to the router if that is at all possible.

I have looked at my router settings and unfortunately they do not permit anything more than traffic monitoring and there are no custom firmwares to allows additional features of any use.

Is there any software that I could use to do this?

Can anybody help at all with any advice about whether this can be done?

A:Can i monitor and control multiple router connected devices data???

It is almost impossible to restrict the total usage of bandwidth. To my knowledge there are no setting for that in normal routers/gateways.

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-Here is the problem. Say im using DIRECTV2PC and the xbox gets turned on, what happens is i lose connection to my directv and my computer only sees the xbox and vice versa. I am confused on why that is, it should see both at the same time and not lose connection to any one of them right?

A:I lose connection to some devices on my switch connected to my router.

whoa man never heard of that kind of set up before. try connecting your internet to the WAN port on the router and connecting the rest of your stuff to the inputs on the router. its a little less complicated this way.
sounds like your computer is controlling your internet and getting confused... hope this info is usefull.

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Look for a wireless router with traffic shaping and QoS. From my search, a Billion 7400 has traffic shaping. Also, the Actiontec MI424WR has it as well. Here's the shot from the Actiontec configuration pages.

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I have 7 devices connected to my Netgear Router 600/3700v2 and the devices keep disappearing. I believe I have found the solution. Connect to your Netgear Router (you will see BASIC and ADVANCED options) and select the ADVANCED settings. Click the tab below ADVANCED SETTINGS and in the drop down menu select UPnP. You will see on the top of the screen ADVERTISEMENT TIME TO LIVE - this setting DEFAULTS TO "4" which is okay for "normal" home use (well, it didn't work for me). This setting is what controls your attached devices. If you keep losing them, try increasing the settings until they remain visible. I tried 5 first - no go. Then I tried 8 and I haven't lost the devices since. Hope this works for you!

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I live in a 2 story house and my desktop is upstairs and I noticed that when I took my laptop downstairs, that it would loose internet access almost every time, but a while ago my laptop lost connection and I had it in my room which is right next to where the desktop is so now I don't think the problem has to do with the range. Sometimes it works when I am downstairs, but mostly it does not.

So how can i fix this problem? This is very frustrating and I feel like just returning the router.

P.s. the OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

A:Laptop losses internet access, but says "connected" to wireless router

Try your laptop with your friends router. This proves if the problem is related to your laptop.

When problems occur ("no internet access"), can you still access the router configuration?

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A:unknown devices connected to DSL router

Obvious question #1: do you learn anything by clicking on the unknown devices?

Obvious question #2: do the unknown devices correspond to the switch and media player (check the MAC addresses)?

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Any advice anyone could offer would be appreciated, its getting annoying now!
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A:Linkbucks redirect across all devices connected to router

Welcome aboard  Try resetting your router.... Turn the computer off.On your router, you'll find a pinhole marked "Reset".Keep pushing the hole, using a pencil, or a paperclip until all lights briefly come off and on.NOTE. Simple router disconnecting from a power source will NOT do.Restart computer and check for redirections.NOTE. You may need to re-check your router security settings, as described HERE 

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A:Wi-fi hotspot gives no internet connection to connected devices

Hello alligatorcampus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if using the method in the tutorial below to setup a mobile hotspot may work better for you.

Mobile Hotspot - Turn On or Off on Windows 10 PC

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Let me take a moment to explain our network.

I have 2 primary lines that come into the church. One is our main phone number the other is our DSL number.
XXXX = Main number
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A:Weird losses of connection

Is your configuration?
Internet -> router -> switch -> wired devices
wireless would go direct to the router

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Tom P.
[email protected]

A:frequent DSL connection losses

many dsl connections require a special noise filter on the dsl line. if you lack this piece of equipment this may be your problem.

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A:Computer losses connection

How are the computers configured? I assume you are using ICS and connecting the two computers together? Does the one connected to the modem lose it's connection, or the other machine?

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Reset or power cycle the router. Can you still detect the wireless network? If so, can you connect to it? If so, can you communicate with the router via wireless?

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A:Wireless Connection Stopped Working for Multiple Devices

Make model of the router. If you plug laptop in via a cable can you connect, can devices see the router and what happens when you try and connect ie error message note if you have done a factory reset the password for wireless will go back to default or wireless could be disabled. Can you login to the router and confirm the wireless is active

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A:Adding wireless router to Net Gear Router

Yes you want a Wireless Access Point (WAP).

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Hello, open up Control Panel , then open up Network Sharing Center, then on the left of that screen , press the Diagnose and repair . Post back how that works out please.

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it happens all the sudden, i can be out surfing and all the sudden i cant access a link and the browser cant find any connection. downloads, webradio works fine

any suggestions? (got vista x64)

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A:comp connected to router lost internet connection

Is the computer without internet connected through a wire or through wireless?

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Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
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connection and a windows pc connected by wired connection to the same

also I can't ping the tablet from pc by name nor by ip address.

however I can
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I had a power outage and afterwards the router went wonky. When I connect directly from the pc to the modem, I have no internet problems at all. But now when I go from the pc directly to the router, or through the switch to the router, the router light is solid amber, and shows NOT connected. The internet connection actually works ok sometimes and sometimes does not connect at all, but regardless, it still shows amber and not connected.

I have done various sequences the Belkin people suggested, including power reset the modem, then the router, then reset factory defaults on the router then clone mac address on the router, but the internet connection still shows not connected, and amber. It may flash blue for a second during reset, but then goes back to solid amber.

I think I have checked all the cables one by one using the pc to modem direct connection and gotten internet connection, or connection through the switch to my other devices ok.

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A:Net Gear router connectivity problem

Configure the router via internet explorer using it's IP address. You might need to configure the router with settings from your service provider if it won't work by default once properly connected.

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TOMMY10 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!For obvious reasons, no one can provide you your password for your Router.  If they could, there would not be much point in having a password. There is usually a reset button on the back of the routers, and you have to press and hold that in for 10 seconds or more. That will reset the router to it's default SSID and password -- which on newer routers is printed on a sticker on the case.Good Luck

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I just got DSL installed this morning and it works fine coming directly through the modem into my PC. When I run it through a Net Gear wireless router it runs incredibly slowly, almost dialup download speeds. I'm not aware of any possible interference in the way of microwaves or cordless phones but the "noise level" is listed as 100%. Finally, now that I have the router hooked up, I get loads of static on the phone line.

... Help?


A:Slow Wireless on a Net Gear Router

You do have the phone line connected to the modem and then the modem connected via Ethernet to the router's WAN port, right... Not the phone line through the router.

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AJA System Test fails on one or more of the external USB 3.0 hard disk drives connected under USBIF compliant USB 3.0 Hub (VIA KGH / Cypress HX3 / Microchip) which is connected to the Type-C port of Dell XPS13 running Windows 10, 64 Bit OS. Test Setup and steps to replicate the issue: 1. Self powered USB 3.0 hub connected to the Type-C port of the Dell XPS13 using a Type-C receptacle t0 Type-C plug. 2. Four USB 3.0 Hard disk drives connected to the downstream ports of the USB 3.0 hub. 3. Following test tool is installed and run (4 instances run, one instance each for each of the hard drives connected to the Dock) Following are the tool settings:3a. 'Test File Size' = 512 MB3b. 'Settings > Run Continuously' selectedThe tool does continuous cycles of read / write to the selected Mass Storage device 4. USB traffic is captured on the upstream port of the USB 3.0 hub in continuous recording mode 5. One of the instances of the tool reports failure to access the drive after about 10 to 30 minutes after starting the test. Stop recording the USB traffic.
Sample set of Mass Storage devices used:
1. SinapisTek Poseidon Pocket SSD 128GB 2. Apacer AS710 USB 3.0 Portable SSD 128GB 3. Seagate Expansion 1TB HDD 4. BUFFALO HD-PZFU3 1TB HDD

Other observations:
1. Issue not seen on other Windows 10, 64 Bit platforms (Intel Series 7 chipset Desktop, latest Macbook, etc.)
2. During the test, it is ... Read more

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I'm currently trying to have internet in a different place than my main one, i have the current modem plugged.

It seems both are plugged.

On the arris one i see those lights on.

[x] Power
[x] DS
[x] US
[x] Online
[ ] Link
[x] Telephone 1
[ ] Telephone 2
[x] Battery

On the Motorola one i got all the lights on.

I'm trying to put internet into a second room by wire.

I connected the wire from my second computer to the Arris modem in the yellow plug, and it still doesn't work.

Could i please get some help on how i could get multiple internet, i'm really having some trouble right now.

Thank you very much!
/Edit If it helps, i use Windows Vista.

If it's not possible to receive multiple internet with those, please tell me what i need!

PS: Sorry for my grammar, my natal language is french.

A:Modem / Router Internet multiple connection. Help!

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Hi there

Not sure whats happening here but getting multiple displays for the same devices !!!!

Any fix, or is system Broken.


A:Devices and Printers - devices being displayed multiple times

Looks like Ghosts of DLNA devices. Start by taking offline any DLNA capable gear, reboot the Gateway and also clear its IP Table.

Also clear out those ghosts from Devices and Printers.

For some reason this started in Windows 7, when Microsoft started to play games with DLNA and media Shares.

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Hi all,

Hoping someone can help me. I'm not the world's greatest computer girl but I know enough to be good at following directions

I have Comcast internet including a modem and router, both installed by the company around 6 months ago (details below). A few times recently, I will suddenly lose connectivity. My laptop wireless connection shows that I am connected but "No Internet Connection." Laptop browsers, as well as my consoles (so I know it's not just the PC) all show DNS errors.

RCA modem
Model DCM425
MAC 001E69165148

Netgear wireless router
MAC A021B796DCE0
Of course it seems to happen on Friday afternoons when I get home from work, requiring a service visit on Sunday at the earliest, and resulting in potential service charges and (WORST) a whole weekend with no internet.

I've spoken to multiple Comcast reps and all they do is push a new signal to the box. When that doesn't work, it seems they just want to get me off the phone asap, and schedule a service call. Last time, the guy came to my house, and ended up solving it by unplugging everything. He said to try this and "pray." Well I've tried to no avail. I'm piggybacking on someone else's connection now and hoping they don't kick me off before my conference calls (and gaming <_<) this weekend.

I'll be eternally grateful if someone can help me. Let me know any info I can provide.


A:Connected, but "No Internet Connection" (modem + wireless router)

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Hi! I connect my computer to the internet via a TP-Link router using an ethernet cable. When I turn the router on, I receive internet access, and it works fine. After a short period of time, I can't open any website, although the LAN connection status in my Windows XP SP3 is "connected"! When that happens, the LAN LED on the router is flashing while it lights without flashing in the natural situations!
**** NOTE: I have a laptop connected to the router wirelessly, and the internet works fine in it.
I hope to get fast response!
Thanks previously!

A:LAN Connection Status Is "Connected" While No Website Can Be Opened Using a Router!

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m using private network on my house, im using static IP configuration 

my ip is 192 168 1 2 and the router is 192 168 1 254 default gateway is 192 168 1 254 and the dns server 8 8 8 8 and 8 8 4 4, and when im trying to access the router settings at it only loading that not come to an end no explanation

forever load like this?

i have googled it but all result and answer is irrelevant i cant find the overcome :(
how do i solve this problem? thank you
btw when this occured when i connected to the internet, i can access the router normally when i m not connected on the internet example: when ping to it says destination unreachable at that time i an access the setting but when the internet
works normally i cant access it :( tried to troubleshoot problem i choosed im trying to reach specific network/folder and it still cant fix it is this os problem or pc problem or whatsoever problem pls tell me...

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Okay I live in the dorms in college.(well actually they are not the dorms but overflow apartments because the dorms were full, not sure if it matters but thought i should add) I brought my wireless netgear router with me to school to plug my Ps3 into and to download certain things the school blocks on the regular wireless internet.

So I plug my router into the jack in the room and then run wireless to my laptop and wired to my Ps3. I set up the router and it determined the internet connection is DHCP . I set the router to obtain I.P. and DNS addresses dynamically and it won't work. then i set it to use static addresses. ( the address that it picked up dynamically ) It then works for awhile, sometimes a few hours and sometimes less than an hour. To get it to work again all I have to do is set it back to dynamic wait a couple minutes and move it back to static. When I lose connection my playstation says its a DNS error.

my roommate plugs his laptop directly into the jack on the wall because he doesn't have a wireless card and he hasn't said anything about losing his connection. But once i plugged him into the router he loses his connection just like me.

I am sure i am forgetting something important if anymore info is needed I will add. Please help it is really getting annoying changing the setting on the router

A:Connected but losing internet access on wireless router connected to dorm room

If you don't use the router at all, does your Internet connection stay active?

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I consider myself an advanced user, but this one I've never seen, nor can I find info out for...

I haven't been able to plug a video camera or external hard drive into my computer via FireWire. I then tried a different cable, nothing. I then tried a different device and cable, nothing. I then tried a different computer with two devices, nothing.

My USB2.0 works fine with each device and computer. I also took the new computer into CompUSA and they tried their firewire device and all worked. I bought a new firewire cable, but I have the same luck with each device.

How can 2 external hardrives, and one sony camera not work, after working for a year. What happened? What do I need to do?

A:Multiple firewire devices on multiple computers not working

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I'm sure this question has been asked multiple times because I myself have read countless posts trying to figure out my problem and solve it, but nothing has seemed to work for me. I have an HP G60-230US laptop and a Linksys router. It says my laptop is connected to linksys but it has a limited connection. It will not connect to the Internet and I can't open the Internet at all. I got an error saying that it was unable to communicate with the Primary DNS Server but I'm pretty clueless as to how to go about fixing this.

Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop is connected to router, but is not connected to Internet.

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There are multiple websites that I cannot connect to, facebook, rottentomatoes, youtube, to name a few. Others seem perfectly fine. A few seem okay, but seem to be running slowly.

This is the case for both my computer (on which I am running Windows 7), which is connected directly to the router, *and* mobile devices which are connected wirelessly.

On my computer I have tried using several different browsers to no avail, but when I used the TOR browser to proxy, I was able to access them.

I apologize if this has been asked, but I haven't been able to find anything this specific.

Thank you.

A:Can't connect to multiple websites on multiple devices

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Hi to all seven forums..!
when I connected more then 3 usb device in my pc, the 4th usb device not working,,
my pc all usb port is worked and my usb device is also, but not working together four usb devices.. only 3 usb devices work at a time..
what is the solution for this...?


A:USB devices not connected more then 3.

Depending to what you plug into the USB hubs, you may be out of power to allocate to the 4th hub

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Hi there

I see BELARC advisor manages to do a security audit of USB devices attached to a computer. Since this must obviously be stored on Windows somewhere does anybody have any idea how to extract this information easily.

I could then run a script every so often as say a nightly job for audit purposes.

Any help here


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How many USB devices can I have connected?

OK: sounds like a dumb question.
Everyone shopuld know that you can have upto 128 devices all conncted by USB - right...?

I use USB extension wires: these seem to cause problems.

If I want to extend the lenght... should I simply connect several USB hubs?

Are USB extentions known to cause problems?

If I have 5 USB hubs connected all of of each other: will I have problems when I connect a device to the last one?


A:How many USB devices can I have connected?

I think the main two considerations are power and traffic.

Clearly, power hungry devices will require at least some powered USB hubs.

The more traffic (e.g., networking means lots of traffic), the more likelihood for clashes and slowdowns.

I'm pretty sure there are maximum recommended distances for USB, but I do not have such info handy.

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Hey yall
Am having an issue after resetting my router. My computer connects to my router and the signal is fine but the router does not seem to be connected to the internet!!! am a web researcher and i use my internet everyday and I would really appreciate if you guys could help me out!

Here is the ipconfig message http:Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Motorola SURFboard 4100 USB Cable Modem
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-20-40-A5-EC-AF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4501:c400:7231:c124%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : August-22-07 11:30:36 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : August-23-07 5:43:13 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 301998144
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : Read more

A:Solved: My computer connects to my router but my router is not connected to internet

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I have Linksys wireless router, and I've been using that for awhile, no problems with it.

I had a 50 foot CAT5 cable sitting around and as well, an old D-Link DI-604 wired router, so I decided to turn the router, into a switch so can I hardwire my Desktop and PS3.

I have the Port 2 Linksys router outputting the internet to the WAN D-Link wired router using the 50 foot cable, and then using Port 1 and 2 to my Desktop and PS3, respectively.

Everything on the Desktop and PS3 side seems to be great, i've noticed web pages loading times decrease.

Except that the computer which is hardwired to my Linksys wireless router, is awfully snail slow.

Is it because the D-Link router is a Router and not a switch, that this problem is happening?

Edit - I've been reading that this is more complicated then a simple plug and go. I have to disable the DHCP and everything, everytime I try to log into my D-Link router, it'll get into the routers main page, but nothing will load after I try to click 'LAN' or 'WAN' or 'DHCP'

Edit 2 - Alright, so I have changed my 2nd router to disable the DHCP and changed the IP to be different from my 1st router, and everything seems good except for one thing. When I plug in my PS3 to either Port 3 or Port 4, the whole network is crippled, and nothing connects. Very interesting. I'm going to replace the CAT6 cable from my PS3 to my router-switch with a crossover cable, i've got a feeling it's ... Read more

A:Solved: Router connected to another router, slower internet

I guess so.

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I want devices connected to the router to be able to connect to the modem.

My ISP modem says:
Local IP address
Subnet mask
DHCP Server: Enabled
Connection mode: DHCP
Starting IP address:
Ending IP address:
Connected devices: Eth-Switch LAN (2) Netgear WNDR4000 Router

My Router says:
Router Information
IP address

Internet Port
IP address:
connection DHCP
IP subnet mask:
Gateway IP address:
RIP Direction: Both
RIP Version: Diabled
Attached devices: HP computer
Use Router as a DHCP Server:yes
Starting IP address:
Ending IP address:

So how would I modify the settings so the HP computer ( could see the modem (

Answer for dummies please!

A:What are the correct settings for a Router connected to an ISP Router/Modem box.

Let's be clear: you have


isp==modem at (
+--- ( router ( - - - hp pc (

what happens if the HP does ping ?

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OK this is complicated so bear with me!

First time poster as well so please be gentle!

I have Telewest Cable Broadband working with a Linksys wireless G (wrt54g) router. It works a treat and i have the "improved" antennae from Linksys to boost the signal a bit as well.

I recently signed up with Vonage for a VoIP provider and the router they provide is wired (the Linksys rt41p2 router) and im trying to get this connected to my wireless network with a seperate Gateway or wireless hub. Im pretty sure this will work if i put the access point in infrasturcture mode (im thinking the linksys WAP54G access point) and conenct the VoIP router to the Access point (with DHCP disabled so its technically a switch) and then it can pick up the signal from the router over a wireless network.

The router seems to support this as it has a VoIP over wireless option in the setup of the latest BIOS flash.

What i need to know is if anyone here has a setup like this and any problems they have with this type of setup! Any help wopuld be much appreciated.

A:VoIP router connected with Wireless Gateway and Router HELP!

I'm thinking the VOIP should go first
then just set up as you would 1st one router 2nd one gateway.

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I have HP G60 laptop but suddnely last 3 to 4 days my nereast router-5 stop connected to my Laptop

I have 5 router

Router 1
Router 2
Router 3
Router 4
Router 5

Router 5 is near to me. There are low signal to Router 1 to 4 so i always connected with Router 5 but last few days my laptop not connected with router 5 and it showa only local area connected

Plese help me if some one know about it?

A:Solved: Out of 5 router my nearest router not connected to my Laptop

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-47-3A-30
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::24c4:c522:2b60:a90f%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 02, 2012 8:54:42 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 02, 2012 11:54:42 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890062
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-C4-BB-D3-00-23-4E-47-3A-30
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E/8103E Family PCI-E FE NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-16-54-AE-F3
DHC... Read more

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Does anyone use the devices in uTorrent? I have this random Samsung Galaxy S3 showing as disconnected under the device section, which says drag torrents into devices to initiate media conversations, but I have never plugged it onto my computer. I do not uTorrent remote access enabled, and nothing is showing up on the paired device section in the preferences menu. I personally do not use an S3, but I have a family member that does and it connects to the same wifi network. Is it showing up only because it works on the same wifi? Or should I be concerned?

A:uTorrent connected devices?

Hi AnthonyY From my experience with uTorrent, if you ever had a device connected to your computer or on the same WiFi network as you that used uTorrent in the past on it, it would be detected by your desktop application of uTorrent and show under "Devices". If you right-click on it, you'll have the option to "Remove device" if you want to get rid of it.

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Hi, I hope someone else has had this problem and can help.

I bought a new MP3/4 for my son. Manual states it's configured for WMP 11.
Tried to synch to load music but WMP says 'connect device'. MP3 already connected but WMP only sees the cd/dvd drive.

Tried 2 other MP3's with the same result, nothing.

Checked MP3 with another computer and it worked fine.

I'm sure there's a simple solution, I really don't want to reinstall Vist, but there seems no way to reinstall WMP on its own.

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Hey there. is there any software to check how many devices are connect to my router? I remember there was a small application for xp i use 1year before but i lost it now. How to check how many devices connected to a router other than router panel menu or net check command in cmd. please help.

A:How to check how many devices connected?

Well if your router is acting as a DHCP server, giving out IP addresses, like most home routers do. You should be able to go into your router configuration (usually through a browser window) and see who has IP addresses leased out.

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I am finding error 50 while using dial uo modem that all devices connected pl do guide

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I am on a wireless network, I am not in charge of the router that belongs to somebody else but i connect to the network with a usb. I was wondering if there is a way to see how many people are connected to the network? I am using a belkin usb the software that comes with it just shows you the name of the network and the signal strength.

A:How to see how many devices connected to network?

You can run something like SuperScan to scan the entire subnet, that will identify all the machines on that subnet.

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Our ISP recently updated their hard ware to work with the Sprint network. Note: our ISP is not Sprint, but the local phone company.

Our Hardware:
Internet: DSL 10.0 (highest speed available)
Modem: Comtrend (ISP provides)
Router: Belkin N
Computer: 10 yr old Dell running XP - service pac3 - wired connection
Kindle Fire (first edition, no HD, etc) - wireless connection
Xbox 360 - wireless connection

Xbox - went from constantly bumped from Xbox Live game by losing internet connection to not being able to enter a game at all
Kindle - went from occasional "network error' message during online tasks to having to restart download (multiple times) or refresh page for most any or all online tasks
Computer - have to click refresh to get most any page to load after the home page

What we've tried so far:
I have recently cleared the cache on both the computer and Kindle. XBox's new security measures have been met.

My questions:
Do any or all of these issues seem to be related?
Is there a piece of equipment or something we may be missing to make all of these things work? I am a networking novice.
Who should I call to get these issues corrected, my ISP or a tech service? Note: if I start with the ISP and they do not find an issue I have to pay for the call.

A:Multiple issues over multiple devices

First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.

Now... Yes, the issues could be related - there maybe an issue with the Belkin N router. I'd try to first reset the Belkin router to default settings, check on manufacturer website for instructions how, most routers you can press a "reset" button w/ a paperclip or ball point pen. Reconfigure the Belkin router, recreate the wireless network and see how everything works. If you are still having issues, humor me and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, bypassing Belkin router. See if you still have connection issues, if you do then it could be the DSL modem that is the problem and call your ISP to replace. If you don't have same issues then it's most likely an issue with the Belkin router. Replace it. Don't buy the dirt cheapest router at the store, but you most likely don't need the most expensive one either. Find a good middle ground router, ask sales associate to assist you accordingly.

Post back, Hope this helps!!

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Every time I try to connect my phone by USB it will make the noise like it connected but then disconnect and continue to make the noise. Though the phone is charging but not showing up in File Browser under devices. The same thing happens to my GPS when I am trying to connect it in order to update it. This is getting very frustrating. The only thing that shows up is my Flash Drive. It didn't always do this but now I can't plug in any devices to try and update them or add things to them. Please help!

A:Devices won't stay connected to laptop

Hi Freakstormer3
Thanks for writing to  us. 
When did the issue start? Have you made any hardware or software changes lately?
Please update the USB drivers from tag#-submit-drivers and downloads--chose the operating system and install the chipset drivers. 
Does it happens with all USB port?
Let us know how it goes. 
If all the devices are disconnecting randomly still , please format the machine post backing up the data. If  still the same, then its a hardware failure.

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Namely my Computer (the one I am currently on) and my PS3. Here is the setup for both:

Windows XP (Yes, it's ancient) has some sort of Netgear USB drive that detects a network (or something like that) and that is connected to my Linksys router, which is connected to a computer in my Dad's room and an Arris Modem with Time Warner Cable as the provider. In order to repair the connection after it drops me (usually it doesn't say it drops me, but my internet won't open or display any pages) I right click the icon at the bottom right and click repair. That will do it until the next time it messes up, which is usually about a half hour or an hour or so. Already Power Cycled everything and I have tried resetting the router numerous times. Anything else you wish to know advise me of what you wish to know and how I can go about obtaining the desired information.

The PS3 is connected wirelessly and has flawless online while I am signed on. Randomly though, it will sign me out of the PSN (Playstation Network) and I will have to sign back in. This prevents me from doing serious online matches, as I will get booted out the moment I get signed out of the PSN. I am assuming it has to do with the network connection in general, because my computer disconnects usually at the same time.

Any insight on this matter would be appreciated. I love learning new things about computer, as one day I wish to be a tech guru of some sorts, so feel free to teach me other things as well... Read more

A:Network is Dropping Devices connected to it

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I need to know all the IP addresses of all the the laptops connected to my LAN.
I've done the ipconfig command but this doesn't give me the information I need.
Can anyone offer any help asap please. Much appreciated!

A:Need to find out all the IP addresses of devices connected to my LAN

is this a home network - if so have a look in the router - it should have an dhcp table - but note the IP can change each time the laptops connect to the router

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I'm wondering if there is a way to show the connected devices as icons on the desktop as is done in OS X. If you aren't sure of what I'm talking about, it's when I plug my phone, external hard drive, DVD, etc into the computer and instead of always going into My Computer to view what's connected, it shows up as an icon on the desktop. Is this possible, or is this just a feature I have to live without unless I cross over to the dark side and use OS X?

A:Is it possible to have desktop icons for connected devices

Hello xanpolak, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to right click on the device in the "Computer" window, then click on Create shortcut to have a shortcut created on your desktop for a desktop icon.

Hope this helps,

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Helix (not sure of the exact model number but it's an i7 with 8GB ram and 128 GB SSD). After I upgraded to 8.1, I was able to pair the laptop to my bluetooth speakers and my phone (Motorola Razr Maxx) but almost instantaneously after connecting both my speakers and phone would drop and say not connected.

Nothing I did would resolve the problem, and I have gone through more or less every thread on this board relating to bluetooth issues. I've tried reinstalling the drivers, I've set the bluetooth support services to start automatically but the only thing to get bluetooth working again was to roll back to Windows 8.

So my question is this:

I kind of miss some of the features of 8.1 and I'd like to get those back, but not at the cost of bluetooth functionality. Is there any way to get the bluetooth working in 8.1, or any way to get the features of 8.1 in 8?

Some extra information; I'm running Windows 8 64 bit Pro as of right now and bluetooth is working fine; I have a broadcom bluetooth radio that came preinstalled in my laptop, specific model number is BCM20702A0;While I was using 8.1 there were no issues in Device Manager regarding drivers, at least not with the exclamation marks nor any unidentified devices.

A:Bluetooth devices would not stay connected in 8.1

Okay, the problem seems to have automagically fixed itself. All I did was revert back to windows 8, like I said in the previous post, and after updating to 8.1 again the problem does not exist anymore. I have no explanation for what's different or why it worked but I'm not going to question it.

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From the start, my XP Home recognized every DV device I hooked up: VCRs, 3 different cameras, and a digital video editing machine. Now, after installing SP2, it doesn't see any of them. I've tried new cables ... still nothin'.

I really need to feed my computer its video rations, so please help!

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I've got a D Link Modem up and Running.. Now, I Figured out that someone used my WLAN. Is there a way to View the Visitors to my WiFi? Password Protected Device.
Thank You in Advance..

Some Details..
Device Info


Software Version:

Bootloader (CFE) Version:

DSL PHY and Driver Version:

Wireless Driver Version:

This information reflects the current status of your WAN connection.
Line Rate - Upstream (Kbps):

Line Rate - Downstream (Kbps):

LAN IPv4 Address:

MAC Address:

Default Gateway:

Primary DNS Server:

Secondary DNS Server:

LAN IPv6 Address:
Default IPv6 Gateway:

A:Need List of Recently Connected Devices.

This is not really a win 8 issue, you might have more luck contacting d-link support directly and asking them here.

I was also worried that someone was using my wifi a while ago, I found out who the culprit was by looking at the list of reserved IP addresses. Most routers have this facility. Usually the lease time is a couple of days so you can see everyone whose connected in the last two days. You can then either block that mac address or change your password. I blocked it and found out it was my flatmates new phone! Oops!

Good luck!

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Hi everybody,

Got a bit of a strange issue that I couldn't find any answers for online or here, but if it has already been asked, then a link would be great! Thanks in advance

Here's the issue:

The USB device (mouse, HDD, whatever) works fine. I disconnect it for whatever reason, but when I do, the device can still be seen as connected (i.e. HDD file folder structure shows up, but when I click into a folder, it says that's empty when it in fact it isn't, Logitech mouse still shows up in button programming software, Logitech Gaming Software). Then when I try to connect the USB device, I cannot use the device. Power through the USB ports still works it seems, at least when I use it to charge my phone anyways.

I have updated all of my USB drivers to the newest edition available on my manufacturer's website (

Here are my specs
Asus R501V (AU/NZ equivalent to worldwide N56VM)
i7 3610QM
64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Anybody have any suggestions?

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I've had a problem with my bluetooth keyboard and mouse for quite some time now. The problem is that they disconnect and then won't reconnect. This usually happens after the computer has been inactive for about an hour or so, but it varies. Occasionally they have disconnected while I've been using them, but this is a rare occurence.

The problem comes when I try to use the mouse after it has been idle for a while. Usually clicking the left mouse button brings it out of sleep mode and the light comes on at the bottom, but in the occasions where it does not work nothing happens. The computer for some reason still considers it to be connected; I have a program called BluetoothView which shows the last time connected, and this is continuously updated even when I can no longer use the mouse.

I'm running Windows XP SP2. My bluetooth adapter, as well as the keyboard and mouse, are all manufactured by Belkin.

Any help greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance!

A:Bluetooth Devices Supposedly Connected But Not

Is your PC going into power saving mode? That can cause this type of issue.

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I would like to know if a Wi-fi interface, 802.11, when for example is connected to a router is listening also to the messages coming from others routers and equipments. Is it listening to every coming messages and then discard it? is the collision mechanism then affected also by equipments not included in the WLAN?


A:Is it a 802.11 interface listening also to not connected devices?

Is it listening to every coming messages and then discard it?Click to expand...

Yes; it has to look at the header to see if the message is meant for it.

is the collision mechanism then affected also by equipments not included in the WLAN?Click to expand...

Not sure just what you mean by the question. If you are asking whether wireless interference (signals on the same or close channel) can look like valid messages and thus cause a real message to look like a collision I think that the answer is 'yes.'

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I have Vista Home Premium SP1.

When I connect some devices like an iPhone or a Digital Camera, it doesn't show up as a drive in Explorer.

When I open Device Management, the errant device appears under "Portable Devices", with an error icon, and shows the following message in its properties:

"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

Other devices like an external hard disk don't show any errors and also show up as drive letters.

Can anyone help?
Thanks in advance.

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Hi everybody,

Got a bit of a strange issue that I couldn't find any answers for online or here, but if it has already been asked, then a link would be great! Thanks in advance

Here's the issue:

The USB device (mouse, HDD, whatever) works fine. I disconnect it for whatever reason, but when I do, the device can still be seen as connected (i.e. HDD file folder structure shows up, but when I click into a folder, it says that's empty when it in fact it isn't, Logitech mouse still shows up in button programming software, Logitech Gaming Software). Then when I try to connect the USB device, I cannot use the device. Power through the USB ports still works it seems, at least when I use it to charge my phone anyways.

I have updated all of my USB drivers to the newest edition available on my manufacturer's website (N56VM - Notebooks & Ultrabooks - ASUS).

Here are my specs
Asus R501V (AU/NZ equivalent to worldwide N56VM)
i7 3610QM
64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Anybody have any suggestions?

A:USB devices showing up as connected after disconnecting

Hi and welcome to TSF this might be of help but I cannot promise a definite fix USB Driver Reset and USB Ports Power State Reset - Sysnative Forums but I have seen it used with good outcomes many times

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1) Tools -> Internet Options2) Connections tab3) LAN Settings4) Uncheck "Automatically Detect Settings"

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Hi Folks,
This is my first post and I hope you can help me.
I have recently had my ADSL main socket moved which has resulted in me using a Netgear FS608 v3 Switch to link my PS3, Vista x64 and XP PC's to the router. I also have 3 Laptops connected to the Linksys Wireless router. All machines can connect to the internet. The printer is connected via USB to the Vista x64 PC and I can print from a Laptop only if I try to "add a printer" it doesn't find one but it does print whats in the queue!
The main problem is I can't see any of my device when I look at the network, any help would be most welcome.

A:Networking Switch can't see connected devices

Originally Posted by PeterGP

Hi Folks,
This is my first post and I hope you can help me.
I have recently had my ADSL main socket moved which has resulted in me using a Netgear FS608 v3 Switch to link my PS3, Vista x64 and XP PC's to the router. I also have 3 Laptops connected to the Linksys Wireless router. All machines can connect to the internet. The printer is connected via USB to the Vista x64 PC and I can print from a Laptop only if I try to "add a printer" it doesn't find one but it does print whats in the queue!
The main problem is I can't see any of my device when I look at the network, any help would be most welcome.


Hi and welcome

Its a little hard to visualize. could you either explain whats where or draw us a simple pic


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Hey guys, so today I update my system and surprisingly, I can't see my connected devices (such as mobile phone, external hard disks, etc) under 'This PC' or elsewhere. Tried uninstalling the drivers through Device Manager, restarting, everything.. but doesn't work. And no, it's not a problem with the usb ports. I can hear the sound of the devices connecting and I can charge them, but that's all... Don't know how to access them

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A:Computer locks when USB devices are connected

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the Cable connected to the modem, modem conencts to the Wireless router, and that connects to my computer. Since i hardly ever use the wireless router, i decided i want to just connect to the modem. I switched all the ethernet cords and by looking at what i had done, everything should have been working fine.

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(to post this i had to go back to the router and the modem)

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A:Im connected through a wireless router and a modem... Want to get rid of the router

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I am creating Wifi Hotspot in Windows 8.1 using the following command:

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyHotspot key=mywifikey

Then I start the hosted network. After starting the hostednetwork, I enable Internet Connection Sharing on my Huawei E397bu-502 device (4G LTE USB Dongle) in Network Connections. I can successfully connected my Android KitKat device to the hotspot and have internet connectivity on my Android.

But the problem is that the Android Phone disconnects randomly. Then I need to run

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

After this I can again connect my Android to hotspot. But the process of disconnection continues.

Same happens if I share my Huawei-E397 internet connection via USB to my Android. There are no logs available so i have no idea where is the problem.

A:Win 8.1 Wifi Hotspot Disconnects Connected Devices

Welcome to the forum!

I thought you deserved some kind of reply by now although it is no help. These hotspot setups are so unique to what each person is trying to do I pretty much have given up trying to help online. So many variables. I hope someone can jump in and give you some guidance.

Would say to check all adapters and computer settings to make sure nothing is set to sleep or power save.

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Hi i'm not sure if this is the right place for posting this question basically I am trying to setup VPN on a Widows 2000 Server - I have enabled VPN via Routing and Remote access and enabled a test account with permission to dial in and have enabled port forwarding for the VPN port 1723 When I try to dial in from the outside it connects via VPN fine but I am only able to ping the VPN server if I try to ping for example the router's IP it times out

The server only has one network card installed do i need to fit an additional network card in the server.

I hope someone can help - thanks in advance

A:VPN 2000 Unable to access other devices once connected

You need to configure the VPN client not to use the default gateway on remote computer.

Other than trying to ping the router, can you connect to other devices or map drives to the VPN server?

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A:My computer shuts off when devices are connected/unconnected.

You need to post your system component specs. Motherboard; EXACT make, model and revision (if applicable). Processor; EXACT make, model and stepping. Memory; EXACT make and model. Graphics Card (if installed); EXACT make and model. Power Supply; EXACT make and model. Provide links to the components.

If the machine is a mass produced machine such as Dell, Gateway, HP, etc. post the EXACT make and model as there may be known problems with certain makes and models.

No one can diagnose a problem without knowing the EXACT components you used in the build or the EXACT make and model of a mass produced machine.

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I have moved into a new apartment and my laptop connects to the wi-fi network but there is no internet access. The apartment is on a school if that makes a difference, I'm not using a home router. My Mac, tablet, phone etc all connect to the same network without any issues. The connection to the network works fine via an ethernet cable but I no longer have access to the port to connect this way.

I have tried going to cmd prompt to type:
"ipconfig/release" and then "ipconfig/renew" to no avail.

I have also tried the following commands with no resolution to the problem:
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset

I have uninstalled my third-party firewall and tried selective start-up and no dice there either. I have also made sure that the IP and DNS address are obtained automatically.

Anything I can post here so someone can identify the problem please?


A:Wi-Fi connected, no internet access. Other devices work

can we see an ipconfig /all
also redo the tcp/ip reset - see below

ipconfig /all

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

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 information above those entries

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
Use Windows + X Keys together and choose Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​Or Right click on the windows icon - bottom left hand side - A menu appears - choose Command Prompt (Admin)[/indent]

For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R
Now type CMD
Now press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):​

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I'm sure this is a simple thing but for some reason I'm having problems. I have two computers--one, a laptop using Vista, connects wirelessly to my Vonage VOIP router through a Trendnet TEW-637 access point and the other, a desktop using XP Pro is wired directly to the Vonage router. My Motorola Surfboard router feeds the Vonage router.

I need a program that will tell me the IP addresses of all these attached devices and identify them automatically. Running the ipconfig/all command is only giving me information about the box itself. Is there anything out there that will do this?

A:Determining the IP addresses of all connected devices on my network...

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  I have 2 Ethernet Port on my Embedded computer .I am using one is for Intranet connected device and another one is for internet.
I have connected some device to Intranet LAN Port..
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It started happening back in around November, my sister and my computer would start freezing occasionally, slurring the audio into a robotic sound, eventually to come to.

It gradually got worse, and I assumed it was a graphics card problem since it would freeze ONLY SOMETIMES and say that the graphics driver stopped working and has recovered. It usually didn't say that, though.

Lately though, I noticed that when it would freeze sometimes the internet would go out for some connected devices, such as the Xbox 360. The only computer that was NEVER affected by this is the one connected directly by Ethernet to the Netgear router, (every other device is WiFi.)

Sometimes even, my sister and mine would freeze simultaneously. It was a sort of rare occurrence, though.

I very lately started to notice that it would freeze when trying to load internet components with larger amounts of data, such as server console logs, Flash videos, and Soundcloud players. What threw me off is that it would sometimes freeze in programs like FL Studio or Windows Media Player... It's possible I guess that the programs were unrelated and what caused the freeze is SOMETHING sending/receiving corrupt packets.

I also noticed that sometimes my WiFi adapter stops functioning, although it says it works fine. I have to reset the adapter to get it to work.

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I need to use several USB devices in the XP emulator but each time you restart the emulator it disconnects all USB devices, but the programs I have in startup in the emulator require that the USB devices be connected at startup. This means each time I open it I need to close every exe that expects the USB devices to be there, then virtually reconnect the USB devices and then re open the exe files.

This is a real PITA to do every single time I start the emulator, is there not an option to have specified USB devices remain connected to the emulator at all times?

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I currently have a Cisco 4507 running IOS Software ver. 12.2 EWA4.
Is there a command that would show me information on what device is connected to a specific port? (ie. IP address, host name, mac address, etc.)

A:Show connected devices on Cisco 4507

show ip int brief
show interface description
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You won't see hostnames unless they're running CDP, or somebody has labeled the interface.

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Good Morning

I wanted to use the function of stand by of the PC.
I wanted also that the peripheral ones were extinguished once in stand by.

Once set up this function the PC goes regularly in stand by but the peripheral ones connected through usb remain ignited, additional masterize type, a peripheral one usb, etc

Someone has said to me that perhaps some functions in the Bios are not set up in order to make that once entered in stand by the PC extinguish also all the peripheral ones connected.

Which verifications and configuration I must carry out in the bios of the PC?

How us within in the bios? Pressing which keys?

Thanks for

A:Qosmio G50-12q - How to setup devices connected to USB in standby


Go into the BIOS and try disabling "USB Sleep and Charge".

This feature uses power when the notebook is off.

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Hi, For the past 2 weeks my internet has been playing up. Heres the problem. whenever In our home we have more than one computer on and connected to the network the latency recieved spikes into the thousands. Internet browsing speed is not affected as much its just in game lag that gets hit hard. What I noticed was once all pcs were turned off and my individual pc is the only device that was on and connected to the network the lag went away and the problem seized to exist.

We have had 2 technicians from our ISP come to our home and attempt to fix the problem but they stated that our connection is fine and the cables under the house are good. they also gave us a brand new netgear CG3100D-2 which was a last resort but that did not fix the problem too. I have done a speed test on while the problem was happening and the download speed is normal but the ping received shows normal on speed test but still spiking in game. Every game I play (LoL, Diablo 3 and various other online games) are all affected and im really not sure what to do to fix the problem

We currently have 2 laptops connected by WIFI and 2 pcs connected via Ethernet. Also a hole lot of mobile phones and consoles connected wirelessly to the network.

any help is appreciated

EDIT: Just playing now, My computer is the only pc connected to the network at the current time and ping still spikes

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A:Solved: Latency Spiking when many devices connected to network

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this is my second post on this subject but im editing the title slightly ...

im in need of a command or program that'll allow me to view devices on my network that my windows 7 pc can see also ?

im basically having issues using 'wireless sync' via iTunes.

I have a main router where the internet comes in .. virgin broadband...
...and then a Belkin access point attached to the Virgin Router using one of the ports via lan ...
then all my wireless devices in the house are connected to the Belkin AP, not the Virgin router.
when i connect the devices to the virgin router wirelessly, my pc can see them ... all good !
but when i connect them to the Bel..AP, itunes doesnt see them
so im just wanting to see if my pc windows 7, actually sees devices connected wirelessly to the Bel..AP ...
many thanks in advance ...

A:a program or command to view devices connected to network ?

Hi stuart,
the windows task Mgr shows you.
on screenshot
connected is my virgin/wireless(belkin usbN)
disconnected my printer


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I've just moved to Vista, and for some reason, it won't recognize my
Wireless Network USB adapter, unless I connect it through the back of my PC.

What's wrong?
Why do the USB ports that are in the front don't work?


I'm sorry, I guess this should be moved to the Vista forum.

A:Solved: Vista won't recognize USB devices that are not connected to the back of the P

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