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

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

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

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

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

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

3. A question related to both above: I've heard that connecting devices to a network in certain/different ways can slow down a (gigabit?) network. Would someone please explain this idea. Should I be running Cat-6 everywhere instead of Cat-5? Should I run my Actiontech router off my Airport Extreme (is the A.E. gigabit and the other not)? Should I put wireless g devices on the Actiontec router and wireless n on the A.E.?

4. Apple only put 3 ports on the back of the A.E. for connecting devices. If I want more ports I buy a hub, right? And then it's plug-and-play, right? Or do I buy a switch?

Thanks in advanced for those who reply!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Networking wired and wireless together

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Comcast and wired and wireless networking

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Issues is as follows;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Solved: Home Office Wireless/Wired Networking

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?

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

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Not sure the title makes sense... but here goes:

Right now, I have Comcast HSI going to a dlink wireless router and all is good.

I have a new PC on a different floor of the house that I want to connect to the network. I don't want to snake cat5 throughout the house and it has no wireless card.

What I want to do is place a second wireless router (netgear wgv615v) in the room with the new PC and connect it (to the PC) with a cat5 cable. Then the netgear should connect to the wireless n/w and the PC gets a DHCP address from the dlink

Is this possible?

I've tried setting the netgears public IP as something in the DHCP range but I don't think that will work as it will never sync up to the dlink.

Am I missing something?

A:wireless AP as wired switch

A few routers will work as a wireless bridge (AP client). If the Netgear wgv615v is one of these, simply configure it as described in the user manual.

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This problem appears to be a variation on the hardy perennial "foo" doesn't have a valid IP configuration" problem.

My Win7 machine originally had a DSL connection through a router using an Ethernet cable, and it worked great. I used the same router for wireless and to connect with a home network to my other computers running XP Pro.
Then I changed to FIOS, and a new wireless router that had to be located in a non-wire-reachable location. No problem, a USB wireless dongle and the win7 box was happy again and could see the internet via wireless.

However. I could not connect the rest of my network, also in the non-wire reachable location. I want to use the main box, the win7 one, as the internet connection and connect the printers and other computers to it via cable and a switch. The LAN is showing as the dreaded Unknown Public connection which cannot be reset, the diagnosis is "doesn't have a valid IP configuration", and I've tried setting up ICS, making sure the security settings for files is NOT 128 bit, the IPV6 and 4 are set to automatically gather IP settings on all machines, and I'm running out of ideas. I don't let Microsoft automatically update anything, so I don't think it is a driver issue. The win7 ethernet card worked great when it was the only connection. I *think* I saw a connection on one xp pro box before changing the IPV settings on it, but I can't be sure. I got a brand new D-link ethernet switch to try and make this work, b... Read more

A:Wireless internet works, wired switch doesn't

Hi wish I could offer a solution but I cannot unfortunately....

I am actually wondering if you could help me out I also have a Zyxel G-220v3 usb wireless adapter that I bought from Verizon Dsl Dept. Since Zyxel has made this verison of the card only for verizon dsl customers the software cd that came with it is unreplacable!

I was just hoping that you might be able to send me a copy maybe by email?

Thomas Miller.
Tomm2079 at Gmail Dot Com

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

A:wired & wireless networking

See if anything here helps . .


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Apologies if this is a really stupid question.

My friend wants to set up an office network.

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

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

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


A:Wired + wireless networking

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

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

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

A:networking wireless\wired

No, it doesn't disable anything.

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

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

A:wired/wireless networking problem

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

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Wireless / Wired Networking Problem

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

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


A:Networking wired 64 Bit computer with wireless 32 Bit

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Wired and Wireless networking at home

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

Only the first router should have DHCP active.

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

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

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

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My current set-up is as follows:

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance,

A:Networking Both Wireless and Wired for Network Drives

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

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

While connected to both networks please show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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

A:wired to wireless networking newbee problem

Some network config tips.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows XP Wireless/Wired Mixed Networking

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Hello all,

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

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

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

I have the SBC/ATT DSL Elite plan.

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


A:wired/wireless n/g home networking question

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I'm new to the forum. =)

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

A:problems networking wireless laptop and two wired desktops

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

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

Are you paying extra for multiple IPs?

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

A:Wireless Laptop to Wired Desktop Networking Issue

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

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

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How do I switch from wireless to wired networking?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

lets see an ipconfig /all

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

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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

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

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

I reinstalled all drivers for my lap top

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

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

Unidentified public network Access type: NO INTERNET ACCESS

but it is sending an recieving byes

here is more info from

ipconfig/release"local area connection"

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

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

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

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

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

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

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

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Hi There,

Currently have two laptops with once internet router. We have a 5-Port 10/100Mbps Desktop Switch TL-SF1005D .

Rather than connect directly to the router, we want to connect the laptops to the switch so both laptops can be connected to the internet at the same time.

On one of the laptops (a Toshiba T2050) the internet works both when connected directly to the router and to the switch.

On a second laptop (a Dell) the internet works when connected directly to the router but not when connected to the switch

We have checked both cables, so something must be wrong with the Dell.

Any ideas?

The IPConfig /All for the Toshiba when connected directly to the router is:


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BSCNotebook
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Networ
k Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-02-8A-38-7C

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 PL Network Connect
Physic... Read more

A:Solved: Wired Internet Via Switch does not work for 1 Computer Does for Another

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Hi everyone, I searched through the forums but couldn't really find what I was looking for.

Currently we have a DHCP server set up to a switch, that has a special line connecting to a switch in our shop which is just across our back lot, giving network access to the few computers over there. They recently put in a new machine that needs network access, but they have already accidentally cut two ethernet cords. I'm looking to provide a wireless solution for the machine, but I don't want to have to spend a few thousand dollars on a large wireless switch.

Can I plug a wireless router into the switch in our shop, and essentially turn it into a wireless bridge, or is there another, simpler way to do this?

If this has already been answered, sorry for missing it!


A:Solved: DHCP Server -> Switch -> Switch -> Wireless

While you could use a router, or even configure the router to act as an access point, why not just buy a true access point? They start at $27:

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

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

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

A:Solved: Setting Up wired networking!

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

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

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Hi all
I'm looking for some step-by-step basic networking help please.
There are currently four computers in the house, all running Windows 7. Two of them are wired using homeplugs (different brands) and two of them are wireless.
I've tried using Homegroups but this never seems to work.
I've spent years messing with sharing settings, probably causing more harm than good.
Now that I have all the computers using the same OS I want to start from scratch and set up a basic home network so I can move files around between computers.
I would really appreciate it if somebody with a little patience could help me out with this, I'm pretty useful with computers but hopeless with networks.

A:Solved: Basic Networking Help

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Hopefully this is a very basic networking question, but I need a little explanation / input.

Our Corporate environment has a medium sized network and each branch office has a separate router and separate firewall. Network diagram is attched.
My question is, how do you have your networks configured, does the router sit on the internet and firewall behind it? Or is the firewall sitting on the internet and the router behind it?

This design works for us because the Firewalls will create IPSec tunnels if the MPLS goes down, but I am looking at testing DMVPN on the Cisco routers and it might be easier to implement if the router sits on the internet as well, with the firewall behind it.

Any input is appreciated.

A:Solved: Basic Networking question

Depends. Sometimes a firewall is enough to act as the security device and router. Sometimes a router is needed for exactly your situation to support MPLS connections or if there is a need for a GRE tunnel or if the router is participating in a routing domain where it is exchanging route information using BGP or OSPF.

Some implementations eliminate the routing mode of a firewall by setting it up in what's called transparent mode which basically sets the firewall into a bump in the wire. This simplifies the network by eliminating a routing hop yet allows firewall functionality.

Some implementations use the router as a firewall. Cisco routers can do this via static access control lists, reflexive access control lists, or context based access control (CBAC) which mimics the behavior of a firewall. As you go up in the level of access control on a router will typically cause more CPU cycles from the router's processor. And because routers typically are optimized to move packets efficiently, not much focus is placed on the router's ability to act as a firewall. Next generation firewalls have the ability to not only do what everyone has been accustomed to which is stateful packet inspection (SPI), but these next generation firewalls have the ability to do deep packet inspection which allows the firewall to peer into the actual network session. This ability to do deep packet inspection circumvents the typical work arounds seen by IT staff which people change ports to ... Read more

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I need help in setting up a point to point network (wireless LAN bridge), especially in regards to gear required.

I have:
Desktop, 8 port switch. Will be getting a wifi adsl router.

I need:
To connect my desktop to an on campus network port, as if I was plugging a really long network cable from my desktop into the network plug.

As far as I know, the port on campus just connects up to a big switch, and ip address's are assigned to the computer plugged in.

My current understanding of how it would be laid out is as follows:

My Desktop --- cat6 cable --- wifi router(adsl?) --- coax cable --- yagi/parabolic antenna high on roof --- 1km of THE AIR --- identical antenna --- SOMETHING SOMETHING --- cat6 cable --- campus network port.

Does this look right? What goes where something something is? I'm guessing some access point thing? Specialist bridging device?

Any advise on any aspect of this wireless setup appreciated, it is still in its very early stages. Yagi vs Parabolic? How to overcome buildings in line of site?
Main issue is cost, cheaper better. Second issue is speed, at the very least 10Mbits. Link is for video transfer, reliability is not a major concern, likewise both ends can be readily accessed maintained, urban environment (aka lots of 2.4GHz stuff).
If you've set up a long range wifi link, and could share you experiences that would be awesome! Also advise on diy antenna's.
If you need any more info, just ask.

Thanks in advance for any ... Read more

A:Solved: Long Range Wifi / basic networking Help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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Hi there,

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


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

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Hello, I specifically want a wireless-router with an on/off switch for the WiFi itself. Ideally a switch that will stay in postion until you press it again.

Apart from that the router needs to have all round good performance. Price isnt too much of an issue.

I'd really appreicate any help. Thank you.

A:Solved: Need Help to Find A Wireless Router with Wireless on/off Switch

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I have a few questions:

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

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

Thanks for any input.

A:Solved: Wired and Wireless

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

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

The most reliable will clearly be the wired connection.

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

A:Solved: Wireless to wired

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

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

Thanks for any help you can give me!

A:Solved: Wired to wireless?

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: wireless to wired

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

A:Solved: Wireless vs. wired

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

Like, if I get this

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

A:Solved: Wireless into wired...

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




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

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

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

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

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

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I told a friend something and I want to be certain I was correct. She has a wireless router and I told her she could attach a CAT5 cable to use a laptop with a wired connection. Is this correct? It seems her house has stone that interferes with the wireless connection, so she wants to use a laptop and connect to the Internet in an area of the house where wireless won't work.
thanks for allowing me to correct myself if I am wrong--

A:Solved: Wired into wireless router

Since most wireless routers also include a 4-port ethernet switch and all other wireless routers that I know of have at least one ethernet port, I'd say you are correct with more than 99% probability.

More challenging may be getting an ethernet cable through stone that Wi-Fi cannot penetrate!

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

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

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I get about 16 Mbps wireless and 24 Mbps wired - is this typical to have this much slower speeds wireless vs wired?

A:Solved: wired speeds vs wireless

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I used to have a netgear dg834pn router in my home office with 2 wired computers going into the ports in the back and then all the laptops in the house were connected wirelessly. The signal was bad in the house so I got a new BT home hub set up in the house and the laptops now have great signal. The problem at the moment is that only one of the computers in the home office is wired (I have a cat 5 cable with RJ45s running from the house to the office) and I don't know how to connect the other. Will a network switch work? Can the netgear router be used as network switch save me buying more equipment? I've tried an RJ45 dual adapter but both computers are constantly looking for ip addresses. I've also tried plugging the netgear router in and the computers into the back but there seems to be interference - do I need to turn something off (I read about DHCP? somewhere). Am I talking rubbish???

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

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


A:Solved: BT home hub wired and wireless

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

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

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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Hi folks,

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

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

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


A:Solved: Wireless and Wired-- separate LAN

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I'll try to keep this short.

I have 2 brand new systems, a desktop running Windows 7 Pro connected with a had line, and a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium connected wirelessly. Both can access the router, both can access the internet, both can be pinged from the router. However, they absolutely cannot see each other on the network. If I try to ping by name, the addresses don't resolve. If I try to ping by IP, I get either no reply or the "destination host unreachable."

I've disabled firewall completely on both. I've double, triple, quadruple checked all sharing settings (network discovery is enabled on both, sharing enabled everywhere, etc. etc.). I've tried disabling all other network adapters on the laptop, no difference. I've tried all of the online tips about repairing winsock. No dice.

If I plug the laptop in with a cable - voila, it works. So I doubt it's any sort of sharing or firewall setting.

From the laptop on wireless, I can ping all other wireless devices, but cannot ping any wired devices.

From the desktop I can ping all devices (wired or wireless) EXCEPT the laptop.

Which leads me to believe that the issue is EITHER with the router or the wireless adapter. And since the exact same setup with the systems that these 2 new systems are replacing worked just fine with the same router that hasn't been touched, I'm inclined to believe it's the wireless adapter.

One possibility is that the router is... Read more

A:Solved: Can't communicate between Wireless and Wired

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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So in a nut shell

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

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

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

What recommendations do you guys have?

A:Solved: Bridging wired and wireless in XP

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Hello, I have a Sony K-45 laptop, Windows XP Home SP2, DSL modem, Netgear WGT624 wireless router set to WPA2 security. Everything works very well. I want to take my laptop to a friend's home and use it. She has a new HP Vista desktop, cable internet service, no wireless. Is it just a matter of taking a ethernet cable from her modem, to my laptop? If not, can someone help me with the procedure? When I bring my laptop back home, will setting have to be reset? Thanks!

A:Solved: Wireless laptop to wired

That's all there is to it. One thing to consider, you need to power cycle the modem for 30 seconds or so when you change the attached computer. This applies to plain cable modems, for a router you can just plug the cable in.

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I was wondering how I would be able to use wireless for my laptop if my modem and router are wired. I'm pretty sure that I've done it before but I just can't remember. Thanks for any help given!

A:Solved: Using wireless with a wired modem

Right, i am just going to give you what i have setup in my own place and it should help you.

I have 1 desktop PC and 1 laptop.

I have a cable modem which is connected into the "Internet" port of my wireless Netgear router. My PC is connected via an ethernet cable, into one of the four other ethernet ports available in my netgear wireless router.

My laptop has a built-in wireless card which is able to connect to the netgear router wirelessly and i am able to surf.

Hope that helps.

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

A:Solved: Wired vs. Wireless Connection


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Hey guys. I've got 2 PC's both running XP Pro SP3 connected via Ethernet cable LAN cards. Both are running XP's ICS (internet connection sharing) using my broadband modem connected to the Host machine (via ethernet cable.)

Recently I've decided to add in a wireless network card in the Host to (hopefully) allow sharing and internet access to the laptop (Vista Home Premium). From instructions I've researched on google et al, I have added in an ad-hoc Wireless network, included a network key etc.

I've run XP's network wizard on the host, and ran the install on the laptop as well, all to no avail. XP has created a bridged connection between the existing LAN connection and the Wireless connection.

The Host machines taskbar is also displaying that the wireless network connection is "Not Connected". When I right click on this icon and go to 'View Available Wireless networks', the network appears as 'security enabled computer-to-computer network'.

The laptop is also displaying that its wireless card is not connected.

Previously on the laptop I was able to view that there was a Wireless connection available to be conntected to, however it would not accept the passphrase network key. Now the laptop is telling me that 'Windows cannot find any networks'.

Currently the bridging of the LAN card and the wireless card on the Host XP machine is not having any effect on the other PC which ICS still works fine.

B... Read more

A:Solved: ICS - Wireless / Wired Issue

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

A:Solved: Router wireless or wired

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

I Cloned the MAC address in WAN > MAC address.

Problem solved; back in business.

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I am trying to establish an internet connection from my wireless router using a blue ethernet cable to my desktop. My laptop picks up the signal from the router just fine but when i plugged in the blue ethernet cable into the back of my cpu i'm not getting any internet. Can someone advise me what i should do? Thanks

A:Solved: wireless is working but wired is not

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

A:Solved: wireless - wired coexistence

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

A:Solved: Wired works, but not wireless

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I'm having problem getting a laptop to connect to the internet. I had it about a week ago and ran a virus scan and it found a few things. After I remove the viruses, it would connect fine and everything. Now, it is just dead. It will not connect to a wireless router and it will not connect wired and it will not show that it is connected wired until you do a restart. A week ago I remove the norton off of it because it had expire and put AVG. And i also ran the uninstall tool for norton, but still not luck. I think it is some kind of software, but really havent found anything. I really dont think its some kind of network configuration that is wrong. I'm on a dynamic network and last week everything was working fine on it. So like I said it has to be something software related. But any info or tips I would appreciate. Thanks, JB
PS: I forgot to put that I did check the drivers and everything appears to be okay.

A:Solved: No Connection through Wireless or Wired

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

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

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

Laptop (Win XP Pro):

Wireless -> DHCP
ip address and dns set to automatic

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

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

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Wired / Wireless Issue

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

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

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

A:Solved: a wired pc with a wireless card

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

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Okay, I'm new to networking and the main reason I want a router is to be able to go online with my PS2 while still having internet access with my one computer. btw, i have a cable connection.
I decided to go with a simpler wired router but I have a couple of questions:

1) is this a good router for my needs:

2) do i need a crossover cable for modem to router? and from there to PC and PS2?

thanks for the help.

A:Basic Wired Router Help please


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I'm having trouble with a home network. My sister just bought a new desktop running vista, she already had a linksys wrt110 router and a USB wireless adapter for the computer. I'm writing this post at my house so anything that you guys need posted I will following this post.

Would prefer the new pc to be connected wirelessly using the USB adapter. (usb adapter is a rangeplus linksys also I think)

Here is what is occuring...

I try to connect the pc to the wireless signal and connect to the router ok...but I get no internet. or I get internet for a few minutes and then no connection to the internet...the computer is still has a good connection to the router..but also sometimes disconnects from both.

I think I have the router settings correct. I had to call At&t dsl support because I don't have dsl as my own service at my house so I didn't know the settings would be different. So I changed all those settings on the router's setup page last PPPoE and the name and password etc. When I talked to the tech guy at At&t last night I was able to connect the wired XP computer to the sister said today that there is no connection to the internet...

I've tried everything I can think of....changing the wireless channel because there are many wireless signals in the area...I tried to do that but can't find how to do that on the router setup page...

I've currently have the security disabled.

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A:Solved: Intermitent connection both wireless and wired...

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My two sons' setup is this:
They both have Windows XP (32bit Home).
They have a cable modem and a RangeMax Wireless Router.
One computer is hooked directly to the router; the other is through Netgear Wireless Adapter (Rangemax 240 USB).
For some reason the wireless has started to get knocked offline whenever the wired connects.
The wireless also has NO "Local Area Connection" icon - even when he is connected.
I have changed the wired's IP address to make sure there was no conflict - DHCP is on.
I have tried to reset and restore many things and turned off firewall on the wireless...
Any ideas would be welcome.

A:Solved: Wired Knocks Wireless Offline +

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I have a Motorola Surfboard SB5120 Cable Modem hooked up to a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router Model WRT54GS and a Netgear Dual Speed Hub DS116.

Two days ago I noticed significant lag issues with the wireless internet on my Xbox 360 and I thought our unprotected WiFi might be getting stolen. I put a WPA on it and continued playing, and it seemed to have helped. However, my family and I noticed that our iPhones began to have problems with the WiFi; even after putting in the WPA password, the phones were unable to access the internet. First I tried messing with the DNS address on the WiFi settings on the iPhone, then I changed from WPA to WPA2, then I took off the password completely and the problem persisted. I reset the modem and router, unplugging and reconnecting everything countless times, still to no avail.

I'm using Windows 7 on my laptop, which I have directly connected to the router. The wireless signal is still in the air, and I can connect but I can't use it. None of these issues existed before I put the WPA password on the internet.

Here's the ipconfig /all from this computer.

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Solved: Wired connection works but not wireless

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Hi, Yesterday my internet stopped working on my desktop which is connected to the router- netgear dg834gt via ethernet. I also wasn't able to connect via my laptop using my netgear powerline hd ethernet adapter hdxb101, however i have no problem connecting to the internet wirelessly (and i have checked it is to my network and not a neighbours) using my laptop. By the way when using my powerline adapter it does say connected local only to the network so it can't be a wiring problem. Everything has been turned on and off and it doesn't make a difference and all ethernet cables are securely attached at the back of the router.
Cheers, Philip

A:Solved: Wired internet not working but wireless is

What operating system are you using?

for XP:

for Vista:

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Hi guys. c:

Alright, so I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router with two computers connected to it via ethernet. One is running Windows Vista, the other Windows XP. I have a printer connected to the Vista box and I can print with it from the XP as well as share files between the two.

I also have a laptop (running XP) that connects to the router wirelessly. It is in the same workgroup (WORKGROUP) as both the XP and Vista. The Vista sees it when I look for other computers on my network, but I can't connect to it.

The laptop doesn't recognize any other computers on the network. How can I get it to do that, so I can print and share files and stuff? Or is the router just evil... Er, secure enough that it won't let me?

A:Solved: Can't connect to wired computers via wireless

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After getting infected with "Conduit" and using Microsoft malware removal tools I lost Windows. So I restored XP windows but it did not put back the network adaptors for hard wired and wireless internet connections. It took me hours of trying to get online and a call to my provider when we discovered the local network area connections for both wired ethernet and wireless did not exist. Please tell me where to find, download and install them.... Just so you understand I can click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections….. but there’s no Wireless Network Connection nor is there a wired Ethernet connection listed. The reinstall of Windows did not install them!!!! Where can I get them?

A:Solved: Need network adaptors for wired & wireless XP PLEASE

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We just moved to a new apartment and comcast cable modem was installed on Friday. It was configured and verified using a notebook computer (thinkpad x61 running vista) that is domain joined. This computer is able to connect to the internet through a direct connection to the modem as well as through a wired router.
No other computer in the house is able to connect (we tried a HP DV9700 running vista as well as a compaq presario running xp); through the router or through a direct connection to the modem. It appears to connect to the network -- but it doesn't seem to be able to identify the network. In the end; it shows up as an "Unidentified Network" with only local access.
Also -- not sure if this is relevant -- but all the lights on the modem have begun to blink today (the problem existed even before they started blinking -- and the thinkpad can connect even now).

Also, the HP laptop is able to connect to a unsecured wireless connection from one of the neighbors.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Can't connect through wired or wireless connection

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The issue with my internet is that it works whenever i use my wireless internet, but doesn't work if i use wired. I know my router works because there are 2 other computers connected and they work perfectly. Also I know my cable is fine because i use it for online play with my playstation. My computer recognizes that there is a cable plugged in but i can't get a connection. Is there something that can be done.

Im running:

Windows XP
Netgear WG311 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

Please help me out if possible.
Thank You

A:Solved: Wireless Works But Wired Doesn't

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I am trying to set up a wired and wireless internet connection using embarq modem (wired) and a wireless 4 port wireless (linksys) router.

When I try to connect, either the wireless will connect or the wired will connect. BUT both will not connect at the same time.

I haven't changed any setting in the wireless router because I didn't have the manual at the time so the router’s settings are set to default.

Could the problem be with the cable itself? Not sure if it should be crossover or not. The cable from the embarq modem to the wireless router is the yellow cable embarq sends with its units but I am not sure about the cable that would go from the wireless router to the desktop. IS it crossover or not or is the problems elsewhere.

A:Solved: wired and wireless internet setup

Only one computer having internet access at a time is an indication that you connected the modem to the Linksys's LAN instead of to the WAN (internet, modem) port. There can also be a problem if the "modem" is actually a modem/router combo and both routers are using the same LAN subnet.

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Hi I've done some searching on the fourm but didn't find anything that would answer my question. Maybe I was just asking it wrong, if so sorry.

This is what i would like to do. I live in Italy and have Telecom Italia Alice Wireless Modem/router model AGPWI_1.0.3. I also have an older Alice Wireless Modem/router they call the Pirelli model. What I would like to do is keep the new modem/router connected to the telephone line and provide wired access to my homegroup network, run my network printer, backup drive and second computer (all wired to the router) I also use the wireless function throughouy the house for access in the ohter rooms, my wife has a netbook in the kitchen and my daughter connects wireless from here room. Every thing works fine so far.

I want to use the second older modem/router to basically provide remote wired internet to a new WD Live TV Hub I purchased. The hub does not have wireless conectivity so I had the bright idea to have the two modem/routers talk to each other over the wireless so I could provide remote wire access to the WD Hub via cable to the old modem and then have the old modem connect to the new modem via wireless and access my network and the internet.

Can this be done, or do I have to purchase a couple of AC plug internet gadgets to run the connection through the AC line? If it can be done is it worth the grief? Her a couple of AC extenders run about 70 euros.

Thanks for you reply.

A:Solved: Extending Wired Access via wireless

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I am running Windows Vista, on a Compaq.

I am using a d-link DI-524 router, which has been working fine, and still continues to work for the other PC. The wireless function (wi-fi) is also working well, as the MAC laptop and the iPod touch are able to connect to the internet.

I use Static DHCP for the PC in order to open ports for it. I do not use the same feature for the Compaq, but instead enable DHCP to distribute IP addresses to the Compaq.

So the problem is, starting last week, out of the blue, the internet in the Compaq stopped working. When I used the Windows Diagnostics, it said that there might be a DNS problem. There is only Local Connectivity when I connect both Wired-ly or wirelessly. I know this since I am able to access the router's Web Configuration.

Please help me fix this! Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Cannot connect to the Internet (both wireless and wired)

The fact that wired and wireless both have the issue points to a likely stack corruption issue.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows Vista.

Start, All Programs\Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

See if that changes the symptoms.

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I'm quite knowledgeable in computers, but lack in the area of networking. My friend has a job where he's on the road a lot and wants to take his xbox on the road with him. The only thing is that the wireless networks that the hotels have use the terms of agreement page and so forth. I'm sure they also monitor it with Mac addresses and so forth. He has a wireless adaptor for the xbox and takes his laptop along. He has tried bridging the 2 interfaces together, which ends up breaking the wireless connection. He has also tried to use the xbox with the wireless adaptor and that also doesn't work, I imagine because of the terms of agreement. As far as he told me he also tried to use the wireless adaptor for the xbox on the computer first and then agree'd to the terms and then moved it to the xbox and it still didn't work.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Bridging wireless and wired ethernet in XP

Sorry, I guess they got it working with internet connection sharing and not using a bridge.

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Here's my problem i have a Nvidia Nforce 10/100 mbps built into motherboard and a linksys wireless g nic installed in pci slot. I can access the web with my wireless connection but if i try to go directly from the modem into the computer or even if i go through the router I get a 169 ip address when i know that my ip starts with 173. I have done everything that I can think of to do. Release/renew through the command prompt Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-85-99-DF-92
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::221:85ff:fe99:df92%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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A:Solved: Wireless working, wired lan won't work

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I can not figure out how to add a new Canon ImageClass MF6500 Series Printer/Fax/Scanner to our 3 wireless Laptops. I have the Canon connected to the wired Dell PC with a USB port. We were able to print from our wireless laptops with our old printer that died. But now I can not get the new Canon to print. I have tried to add the printer by going into the add Printer wizard on one of the laptops and creating a new TCP/IP with the IP address from the wired Dell. But it's not working. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Need to add New Printer to 3 wireless Laptops from wired PC

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Hi - I just setup a new modem, worked with the ISP to properly configure it so it works when it's directly wired to the computer. But when I try to connect it to the wireless router (Netgear WGR614) I can't connect to the Internet. The ISP gave me the login & password info from the modem and told me to change the Basic Settings of the router with that info, which I did. Can someone help?


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71468 MB, Free - 20764 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 256744 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0HJ054, , ..CN6986163T09A9.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: New modem - works wired, but not wireless

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I have a desktop PC that is wired into a wireless router. Also a laptop that has built in wireless. The desktop connects to the internet via an ethernet cable and of course the latop via the wireless. I have tried to set up a network for transferring files etc. Also for printing from the laptop. The printer is connected to the desktop.
Does the desktop have to be wireless to create a network for these possibilities?
I would prefer to keep it wired if possible for speed and security etc.
Any help would be great.

A:Solved: 1 Wired PC 1 Wireless Network Problem

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Two days ago I bought an Acer Aspire One ZG5 solid-state netbook, running linux and Firefox. In the store & elsewhere there's no problem connecting to the net by wireless, but at home we don't get wireless so use ethernet connection via a Netcomm router/modem. Having made the appropriate (I think) setting changes, nearly every time we get a Server Not Found page when we try to access web pages. If I use numerical IP addresses the same error page comes up but citing the correct URL for the IP address. One or 2 pages actually go right thru and display eg goes to the Sydney University home page. But using it's URL ( fails withe same Server Not Found message.

(My home LAN seems to be OK and I can access the configuration page for the router). But what do I need to change-settings in computer, router or both ??

A:Solved: Wireless OK but Wired connection faulty

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I'm new to wireless networking, so this may seem like a dumb question: I have a Belkin wireless G router with 3 computers in the house running off the router. Does the router require that at least one computer be connected with a cable?

I've run a quick search of the pdf manual and the manufacturer database with no success trying to see if this is possible.

Presently there is a desktop system in the same room as the router and modem and connected to the router with a cable. There are two other computers connecting to the router wirelessly in other parts of the house.

I want to move the desktop connected to the router with the cable to another room in the house, but that would leave the router with no computer connected with a cable, does it matter? The modem was placed where it is by the cable company and the router is next to it.

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Wireless Router; Need at least 1 wired connection?

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Can anyone help please?? We have a wireless router and our 2 laptops work fine (ie can connect to internet wirelessly via the laptops) BUT our desktop PC, which is older (2004) and is connected by cable to the router suddenly cannot connect to the interent, etc. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help!

A:[SOLVED] Broadband works wireless-ly NOT wired?

Couple of things you can try. Open Network connections on the desktop PC and right click on your NIC. Select "Repair" and see if Windows can fix the problem for you. If that doesn't work then go into Device Manager and find the NIC. Right click it and select "Uninstall". Click okay on the prompt that comes up. Reboot the machine and let Windows reinstall the NIC.

Try to establish where the break in connection is by pinging the router or doing a Tracert on an external website ( ?). This will tell you how far the signal is getting. I suspect that you aren't connecting to the router and it should be okay once you do the above processes. If not then check the cable (preferably with another known good one).

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Hi All,

I have a Linksys BERFS41 wired router that I use as the main distribution point from my cable modem. I have also connected a NetGear WGR614 wireless router (off of the Linksys) for my few laptops. I would like to have the Linksys set the IP addresses for all of the computers, but whenever I try to set it up, I cannot access the internet through it. I have an NAS device on my network that I use for back-up and also as a USB print server. I've tried setting the RIP on both units to level 2 (don't remember the exact phrasing) and disabling the DHCP server on the wireless router but with no luck. I'm sure I'm missing a step (or 10) here and hope you can help me solve this.

One question, if I flash the routers to the Tomato firmware (assuming it supports them both) will that help my problem?


A:Solved: Wired & wireless to connect them

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Hi TechGuys,

I have been using a wired router for many years and do not want to give it up (I feel more secure with my data going over known wires than being broadcast even if only for a short distance. I recall that when Google Maps cruised around my neighborhood taking movies they also captured some wireless info).

But I need a wireless router to load up some pictures on my new picture frame. Can I purchase a wireless router and use it even though I have a wired network?

If so, what should I look out for with this configuration?

Thanks for any help you can give.


A:Solved: Wired and Wireless Routers coexisting?

Can I purchase a wireless router and use it even though I have a wired network?Click to expand...


But I need a wireless router to load up some pictures on my new picture frame.Click to expand...

you can often load via a USB drive or SD Card - whats the make and model of the picture frame
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave t... Read more

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Have talked to verizon tech support a couple times and belkin tech support once (most of the time it consisted of them telling me to do things I've already tried, and then pawning off the problem to someone else)

Westell Versalink 327W router/modem, on one WinXP computer, I can not get connectivity at all, when wireless, I can see the network and attempt to connect, enter WEP key and all that good stuff, but beyond that nohting. On wireless and via ethernet the XP auto repair fails at 'Renewing IP address'.

Have attempted uninstalling and reinstalling wireless adapter (belkin G+ mimo) drivers and belkin utility a few times, tried the verizon in home agent, have rebooted, restarted, and even reset everything a few times (over the course of troubleshooting), have checked msconfig, everything is enabled, have checked the LAN and wireless connections in Network Connections, everything that should be enabled is enabled, have uninstalled and reinstalled the LAN drivers (tried those from NVidia and from Gigabyte), have checked the router settings via gateway, and firewall/anti-spyware on the router/affected computer. Other computers had no problems, same ethernet cable, same wireless adapter, and of course same network and router. Attempt to ping router from affected computer unsuccessful

Mobo- GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 GF6100 AM2

Can't think of anything else that could be causing this, any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
IPconfig /all -

Windo... Read more

A:Solved: Wired/Wireless no connectivity WinXP

Disregard! Fixed by a combination of everything I've been trying and by resetting the TCP/IP stacks as per this thread - which I found here. etaf, Jyces, you are both win, I only wish this forum would allow me to PM you my thanks.
Thanks a ton, I've wasted many hours trying to fix this! (now lemme just find that solved button I saw mentioned)

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

A:Solved: wired and wireless enabled on same computer

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

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

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