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Q: Solved: Ethernet Switch/WiFi Router Connectivity

Good afternoon,

I have a networking question.

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

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

A: Solved: Ethernet Switch/WiFi Router Connectivity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance you guys & gals!

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

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Hi All,

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

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

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

Thanks a lot!


A:How to switch between wifi and ethernet

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

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

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

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

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

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

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

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

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

My Objective/My Plan:

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

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

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

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987

Questions to answer please:

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

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

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Hi. I'm having issues with my modem. Anyways, the problem started when I purchased a Linksys Wrt54G router.

I was connecting to the internet using LAN/ethernet okay. I tried setting up a wifi connection in my home using the linksys wrt54g router. Everything was working fine until after two days when I suddenly can't connect to the internet on my linksys. I tried to directly connect my modem through the ethernet to check if the problem was with my ISP. LAN says limited or no connectivity. I tried plugging the modem through my laptop, I found out that my laptop can connect to the internet using ethernet so the problem was not with my ISP. I had to reset my linksys router and set it up all over again. Wifi connection was okay again.

After three days, I can't get any connection again. I tried directly connecting the modem again to my laptop to check but my laptop says limited or no connectivity. I tried connecting directly to the ethernet on my PC, it says limited or no connectivity again. I tried resetting the Linksys router again and set up my connection again (hoping against hope) and miraculously, I was able to connect.

Now there seems to be a problem with my LAN connections both on my PC and laptop and it seems that only my linksys router can communicate with my modem (everytime I had to do a reset). I tried reseting tcp stack, etc. But my LAN connection is still limited or no connectivity. Any help would be appreciated.

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A:Limited or no connectivity using LAN ethernet but can connect via WiFi

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my wifes computer (1st gen i3 chipset) with Win7 will connect to my motorola gateway (63xx) at the drop of a hat.  the little WiFi icon on the system tray will show maximum strength connection to my home 'network', but the signal will NOT go beyond the gateway to the internet...
if we plug in an ethernet cord (routed through the same gateway) it will pop right onto the web...
ive reset the gateway, i have NO ISSUES with my computer, my daughters computer or any of the 3 smartphones using the gateway to connect to the internet, just my wifes...
to reiterate (because ive had THREE IT guys 'not hear' what i was saying or they have no clue) the wifes computer will connect to the gateway with NO ISSUES.  the gateway or the internet is then not communicating with each other....
here is a screen shot of the 'trouble shoot connection problem' you can get by clicking the WiFi icon...

you can clearly see the computer is connected to the gateway (it even says so on the WiFi connections pop-up) but the big nasty X is stopping it from getting to the net...
im stumped and my wife is frustrated...

A:WiFi connectivity problem not present on ethernet

*Do this on your wife's pc*
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Check all the checkboxes
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link for the snapshot.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Router And Ethernet Switch Internet SHaring

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

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

A:Sharing files and printers through ethernet switch and router


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

Please let us know if it works or not.

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a NetGear WNDR330 wireless N dual requency router,using Comcast cable,works well is fast. Lately,on boot up to Dell XPS1530 it is taking about 2 minutes to connect used to take 15 seconds. Did update to Service Pack 2 last week.

Please help.

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I have a pocket wi-fi being shared by 3 laptops.. I want to connect a Zyxel Wireless N-lite Home Router so that I can also plug-in other LAN connected devices, e.g. VOIP phone. Is there a way to connect it or are there other devices I need for this internetworking. By the way, currently the router is connected to WiMAX broadband modem which I want disconnected already due to low available bandwidth.

The laptops OS are XP, Vista and Windows 7 and MacOS.

Thanks very much guys and more power to you.

A:Wifi/ Router Connectivity

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

Thanks in advance

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

Hello glaucun,

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

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

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

BT router > 3com switch > PC's

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

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

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

please if anyone can help

A:Bt wifi router/modem & 3 com Switch 4400

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?

A:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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Need to no if I have this right

they have a dsl modem going to a Linksys router to a 24 port switch then to a little 4 port switch. sure, so then Would it be modem to router then router to any port on the big switch or is there an uplink port on the big switch it should go to? then you would hook a cat5e from one of the regular ports on the 24 port switch and run it to the uplink port on the 4 port switch need to no if the whole sequence is right. Hope someone can help, john will told me the cable would go from the big switch to the uplink on the small switch but I am wondering if I have it all right or not and wonderiing about from the router to the 24 port switch does the cable just go in a regular port in the big switch or if there is an uplink port does it go there. Hope you can understand my rambleing here. Thanks (please don't send me to a link) just need to no modem to router to regular port or uplink port on 24 port switch then from regular port on 24 port switch to uplink port on the 4 port switch. Thanks

A:Solved: Windows xp hookup question for modem, router, switch, to switch?

Router to uplink port on 24 port switch, and then normal port on the 24 port switch to uplink port on the second 4 port switch. An auto-MDX port on a device negates the need to worry about uplink ports for that particular cable connection.

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Hey everyone,
I'd really appreciate any help you guys can give on the issue...I'm at my wits end at this point...

So anyway, about a month ago my old 2wire modem pretty much kicked the bucket for good (after about 4 years of more or less dedicated service with the occasional hiccup here and there, I was kind of saddened yet relieved) and I was left without internet for a few days. I contacted my ISP with the issue, and after a bunch of failed restart attempts on their end (I told them the damn thing was dead already, but they were insistent on making sure I wasn't bs'ing them) they finally relented and decided to send me their new Pace 4111n router/modem.

A few days later, low and behold, I had a new Pace and guess what? IT HAD WIFI!!

The reason why this came as such an interesting surprise was because my old 2Wire that my ISP had originally provided us with was simply a modem with no router/wifi capabilities on it. In order to bypass the lack of Wifi, I had to purchase a Netgear N300 router and had it hooked up to the 2Wire for years with no connectivity issues.
Anyway, with the new Pace in hand, I put my old Netgear away and plugged the new baby in....and here is where things kinda went downhill.... old set up was kinda strange...I used to have the 2Wire modem hooked up to the Netgear router and in between had a Grandstream HT502 Voip phone adapter plugged in (we have the need in my household for long distance phone service, and in order to ... Read more

A:WiFi Connectivity Issues with Pace 4111n Modem/Router

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I have a slightly different setup so I'm hoping somebody might have some suggestions on what I can try.

I have Comcast Xfinity Internet and a Motorola SB6121 model - have all worked great for years no problems.

I have the modem in my garage with a wifi router and a router for various rooms in my house. My home computer is in an office and previously I had a wired connection that worked great.

I changed wifi router to a new Netgear and the internet connection from the modem is working, the wifi is working, but my home computers ethernet connection will no longer connect...

Any thoughts on what to try other than powering off and on model / routers / computer which I have tried?


A:Changed wifi router, now ethernet doesnt connect - Win 8.1

You can only have one router on your network. For extending coverage, you use Access Points

As for the Ethernet problem, go back and double check your connections to the router.

If you cascaded routers in what are called "Edge Routers". Changing your first router, without any changes on the others can be why you only have a connection to one router and not out to the Internet.

It is really easier to show someone what they did wrong, then explain on a forum.

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I have recently bought a router, the Fritz.Box Home Server 1&1 VDSL. I have set it up via wifi and can connect to the internet without a problem.
However, I would like to connect my PC to the router via LAN.
When I put the LAN cable into my PC and the router, both my PC and my router react and tell me there is a connection but they do not recognize each other. The router says there is something in LAN1 and the PC says there is a LAN cable without a connection. I cannot access the router via LAN, only via wifi.
My PC uses the Killer Network 2200e driver, I tried removing it and then manually adding it again, it did not work. My IPv4 settings seem fine, too, I have no idea what to do now.

A:Ethernet won't connect to router, wifi works fine

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your network environment:


Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found, here's how


with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type or copy and paste the following command:

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0

and press enter.

Come back here and Paste the results in a message.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB drive, or a CD-R disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Hi! My hp laptop doesn't get signal from my belkin wireless router. It picks up my neighbor's unsecured signals, but mine says "local only". My ipod touch doesnt get any problem picking up my router's signal. I can only use the internet when i connect my ethernet cable. I don't see any problem with my router (coz the ipod picks it up), as well as my laptop (it picks up other signals!) so it's so frustrating!!! i also checked if it's compatible with vista (it is!) so i have no idea why they're not connecting!!!

my OS is vista
HP laptop
Belkin router...

im sorry but im not much of a techie... if you need more info, just send me a message here please.

any help is much appreciated.


A:my laptop doesnt get wifi connection from my router, only thru ethernet

Hi Jhaenine,

The problem seems to be with the wireless computer only. Because the other wireless device shows connected to the wireless network. To isolate this issue, please follow the steps given below:

1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Networks (on the left hand side of the page).
2. Remove all the preferred wireless networks if any listed on the page.
3. Click on Connect to a network > select your wireless network and click connect.
4. Type in the proper wireless security keys if prompted, that would show successfully connected to the wireless network.
5. Try going online and that should work. If the problem persists, please follow the steps given below:

1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections (on the left hand side of the page) > Right click on Wireless Network Connection > Properties > Highlight Internet Protoco Version 4 (TCP/IPV4) > Properties.
2. Select "use the following ip address" > type in the ip address in the range of (Where x refers to 2 to 254) > Subnet mask will be automatically and type in the default gateway as
3. Select "use the following DNS" > type in in the preferred and in the alternate DNS and click ok and ok.

That must work.

Thank you.

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Hello folks,

This is not exactly Windows 10 issue but a networking issue that I need some help with.

I am in a situation, where I need to use ethernet cable connection but there is no physical ethernet port to connect to, but there is ample wifi. I have this pocket router, TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, Up to 150Mbps, USB Powered: Computers Accessories which I think can be used for this purpose. I just want to confirm, it is indeed possible.

Many thanks in advance.

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I have recently bought a router, the Fritz.Box Home Server 1&1 VDSL. I have set it up via wifi and can connect to the internet without a problem.
However, I would like to connect my PC to the router via LAN.
When I put the LAN cable into my PC and the router, both my PC and my router react and tell me there is a connection but they do not recognize each other. The router says there is something in LAN1 and the PC says there is a LAN cable without a connection. I cannot access the router via LAN, only via wifi.
My PC uses the Killer Network 2200e driver, I tried removing it and then manually adding it again, it did not work. My IPv4 settings seem fine, too, I have no idea what to do now.

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Uhhg, im about ready to spontaneously combust, and if i was drinker, i probably would have already, considering alcohol would only fuel that process further. But here is the deal (ill start with problem #2 first, since thats more important for me right now).

I have an older pc that im trying to connect to another pc for LAN connectivity, etc. The older one is a Pentium 4, with XP-SP3 on it. The one i use for all my gaming and 'hardcore' stuff, is a Core2 E8400, with XP SP2 on it (didnt want to put XP3 on it, till im done seeing how things run on the other pc, and what apps will/wont work). For about 5 days, i tried connecting my Linksys WUSBF54G Wireless Adapter to the P4, only to be pounded with Code 10's Device Cannot Start until i put it into a different USB port for the 192nd time, and it suddenly decided to work . Of course, now i cant connect to my own router, but thats been going on for ages and i cant seem to fix it. I thought maybe it would suddenly work when i tried it now, but still no luck. It broadcasts fine, shows in the WZC Network Search section on the P4 w/ good signal strength, and i can connect to another unsecured network in my household just fine. I tried my own router with WPA2 encryption, and then without it, but still, it just says CONNECTING and then the window disappears (no error, nothing). Afterwards, when i look at the wireless network monitor in the taskbar, it says 54mb, NO SIGNAL, Wireless Network Connection (ACCESS POINT), but... Read more

A:1) Client For Microsoft Networks / 2) Wifi Adapter And Router Connectivity Problem

Try a Repair install. Or even a fresh install. By the time you finish peeling the layers of this onion, if you ever get done, you will spend far more time and effort than just cutting your losses now.

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Hi guys - setting up computers in my new home and have got the wifi working fine with my BT Home Hub router (works for laptops, mobile devices etc)
Have been trying to connect via Ethernet for a laptop and home pc for a faster/more reliable connection but it doesn't seem to be working.

When plugged in the Network and Sharing Centre simply displays the loading blue circle with 'identifying' but no network access. When clicking on the Local Area Connection Status both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity state no network access, but I can't seem to find any hardware problems on the laptop. The same issue occurs for other laptops at home and I know my laptop works with Ethernet at work.

Running ipconfig/all shows that DHCP is enabled (I checked this on the properties tab for the IPvs), autoconfiguration is enabled. I can add in a copy and paste of the whole ipconfig/all if that's helpful - 'media disconnected' shows for Tunnel adapters but I don't really understand what they are...

If anyone could help at all I'd be really grateful !

A:Cannot connect via Ethernet to BTHub3 Wireless Router - but wifi works

Could be that the router is only set to wifi.
go to your router setting page open it ( check the settings there,
password is probably admin if you havn't changed it, please do change it if you havn't.

Or plan B reset the router


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Whenever I unplug from the router and go upstairs, I can't connect to my wi-fi. The problem also persists downstairs unless I am connected by ethernet. It's been happening for about 2 days. At first the wi-fi would jump in and out randomly and quickly but now it simply wont connect. Is it a virus or how can I fix it?

A:Wifi doesn't connect unless directly connected to router by ethernet cable

You might just need to restart your router / WiFI AP to resolve that issue.

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Hi there

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: Hub or switch to split ethernet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Direct connection to router.

A:Solved: Ethernet Switch Issue

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hi, I’m goi9ng to get a blu ray player for my room and in order to use the blu ray live part of it i need to connect it to the internet. currently in my room i have a pc and an xbox 360 and just change over the Ethernet lead when i want to use one or the other, but now i would like a more permanent solution so that i don’t have to change over the lead if i want to watch a blu ray disc, go on my xbox 360 or pc. my question is will something like this do the trick?

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

thanks for the help


A:Solved: Ethernet Network Switch?

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Solved: Ethernet Switch Lockup

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

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I have the exact same situation as the one posted in this thread:

I tried what was posted including just a simple reboot, restarting router/computer, winsock, reset ipconfig, and none of them worked.

I'm on XP. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks and Happy Holidays

A:Solved: Limited or No Connectivity over ethernet

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We have recently expanded our office space and ran a hardwire from one part of our building down to another. We have a T1 line with it's own router. We have a Linkysys EZXS55W Switch as well as a Linysys Wireless access point. The problem is that when we plug the hardwire into the switch we get the limited connectivity and acquiring an ip address message on our laptop, and of course, the wireless access point does not work either.

When the ethernet cable (directly from our switch in the main office) is plugged only into the laptop everything runs just fine. But, when we plug the switch in, nothing works.

After many many hours on the phone with Linksys we still have no answers. It is not the hardware, we have tested these outside of the offcie. Has anyone run into this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys! I'm new to this forum but I come here in the hope that you can help me figure out why is it that when I connect my TiVo to my linksys router(configured as a switch), I STOP HAVING WIFI! Don't know why... As soon as I turn the TiVo box off the wifi starts working(as soon as I reboot the router)... The TiVo works perfectly, no breaks and perfectly connected to the network, but that specific router switch where it is connected, stops functioning though wifi(can't even connect!)

The setup I wish to use(and that is currently working) is:

Modem router(Thomson)---through cable to another router(with dhcp and nat disabled)airporttime capsule)--- through cable to another router(linksys) also with dhcp and nat disabled... Everything works when not using the TiVo box...
The only switch that stops working is the linksys(the one to which the tivo is connected)
Help me pleAseeee
(I'm from Portugal-using an internet tv service)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OK, so the Windows 10 engineers bollixed up the wifi connectivity part of the operating system. Everybody knows that by now. It seems they are making some progress in resolving it. Now, instead of seeing "Secured, No Internet" on your list of wifi connections, you see "Connected, Secured" EXCEPT no webpages will load. So you really aren't connected. It does seem to be a step in the right direction. Does anybody know when they plan on a full and complete repair of this screw up of epic proportions?

A:When will the wifi connectivity problems be solved?

Originally Posted by wabbles

OK, so the Windows 10 engineers bollixed up the wifi connectivity part of the operating system. Everybody knows that by now. It seems they are making some progress in resolving it. Now, instead of seeing "Secured, No Internet" on your list of wifi connections, you see "Connected, Secured" EXCEPT no webpages will load. So you really aren't connected. It does seem to be a step in the right direction. Does anybody know when they plan on a full and complete repair of this screw up of epic proportions?

Hi Wabbles and welcome to Tenforums.

I've got 4 systems connecting via wireless; all adapters are different makes; all have zero issues, and two of them are old (wireless-G only). Most every issue I have seen with wireless connections has been driver-related. (Or, impending router failure.) I would suggest identifying your adapter model/make, and searching for different drivers that you can try out. And, sometimes an older driver works better than a newer one (just had this issue on a system I was working on yesterday). Also, verify you have these same connection issues when connecting to different routers, just to rule that out.

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Hello everyone!

I am literally at the end of the road here, I have read so many forum posts and taken so many pieces of advice but nothing seems to be working.

I am unable to connect to the internet on my desktop PC despite the fact it is pretty much next to my router and I am using a brand new wireless adapter.

I recently reformatted my old desktop PC, I installed some new RAM and added an additional Hard Disk.

I reinstalled windows XP professional with sp2.

I have just purchased the TP-LINK NANO USB ADAPTER (literally the newest model), I installed the drivers and software as stipulated on the box and the adapter appeared to work initially (albeit a little intermittently). I was able to download all of my audio and graphics drivers and able to download XP sp3 off the microsoft website and install it.

Since installing SP3 (and .NET framework 3.5) the wireless adapter essentially refuses to connect... a problem I have had so many times when trying to add wireless adapters on XP systems.

The PC finds my router, and either spends five minutes attempting to 'acquire network address' or connects but doesn't display anything on the screen when I open one of the browsers.

Running various tests and diagnostics, it seems like the PC cannot renew it's IP address?

Computer is currently showing the 'limited or no connectivity' icon despite being 'connected'.

Please help!

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A:Solved: Wifi connectivity issues on XP :(

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For some reason my laptop has decided to not connect to wifi, it will connect but I will not be able to access the Internet. Other devices are working so I know that there's nothing wrong with the actual wifi - it's my laptop! It has been going downhill just praying that it hasn't finally bitten the dust.
It's a Dell Inspiron 1525 running vista, hope you can help!

A:Solved: Limited connectivity to wifi

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I have an acer aspire 5742. My niece used it and after that i cld no longer connect to the internet. My router has excellent signal but i still cannot connect to the internet. Pls help

A:[SOLVED] Wifi connectivity problem

Click on the wireless icon and go into your Network Connections. If using the Windows wireless connection manager, Click on Advanced settings for your wireless network. Make sure all your settings are correct including SSID & password/encryption type.

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I have an HP Windows 8 laptop that used to have fast internet. But for a while now, it's only had 2-3, or sometimes even 1 bar. I am using my neighbors internet right now. My sister also has a windows 8 laptop, and she uses the same internet I do. But she has great internet, mostly full bars. I know my laptop is capable of having fast speed too, I just don't know how. I think there is a setting or program stopping it from having better connects. I just want to know if there is a way fix the problem without messing with the modem. One last thing, when the laptop first starts up, the internet is at full bars about 2 seconds, then goes down to about two. Any way I can fix this issue?

A:Solved: My Laptop's wifi Has Low Connectivity

I am using my neighbors internet right now.Click to expand...

Closing. See the Rules:
WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...

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

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


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

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

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

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Good Evening
hope someone can help

i have a netgear router dg834gt and netgear switch gs608

2 computers connected direct to router work fine (using vista!)

yet 4 computers through switch have no internet access!! (using xp)

switch is connected via Cat5E cable to router
have tried everything i can think, with exceptions of upgrading firmware!

any help would be greatly recieved! (am having to make do with dongle!)


A:Solved: no internet through switch (Netgear router Netgear switch)

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I have a Netgear WGR614v9 router and was wondering if its possible to use this as a wireless adapter for my computer?? I think it might support the DDWRT open source firmware??? I am wanting to do this STRICTLY as a learning purpose.

A:Solved: use my wifi router as wifi adapteR??

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I have just read through a thread dated 15.02.09 about a sudden loss of WiFi connectivity. It is similar to what I am attempting to resolve. It seems that after the Microsoft up-dates on 15th or 16th Feb the WiFi connectivity was affected. I am running a Netgear router on an XP machine with a remote Vista machine. The remote Vista machine can access the internet. The XP machine can access the internet. The LAN is connected and both machines appear on the network but access to the either machine is denied. Any suggestions to help resove this situation or interrogate the system?

Looking forward to speaking to someone soon.

A:Solved: Sudden Loss of WiFi Connectivity

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My Acer Aspire Laptop 5552-3698 is about 4 years old....a few months ago it began losing wifi connection shortly after logging on....then it would last for a while, then it got to where it only lasted 10 min. and I was able to click to reconnect it would last again for 10 min or so....then one day when I tried to reconnect there wasn't another to connect to...said I didn't have any connections available! I have 2 separate wifi connections at my home... So I have done all the virus scanners I own...everything I can think of...have no connection at times by only a min. or 2!!!! I Need HELP Please!!!!! It's useless with the wifi! Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Solved: Lose wifi connectivity then No connections available

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Hey tech guys,

I've recently acquired a Nintendo DS Lite and I'm having trouble getting connected with WIFI.

I've obviously tried following the instructions in the booklet but I was wondering if anyone else could help me with this problem,


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I'mtrying to connect my sons desktop to our exisiting home wireless and the network is not assigning a network address so I am unable to connect to the internet. Can you help?

THis is a new computer I have built and this is the final piece I am trying to setup. New install of WIn XP Pro. I have two other PCs in the house that currently use wifi with no problems; a laptop and my own desktop, both pcs are using the same Linksys network cards and connecting to a linksys router. Cable modem hookup is through comcast.


A:Solved: Limited or no connectivity to Home WIFI

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I have a Dell inspiron with windows 7.
I've never had a problem with my wifi until now. Today when I booted my laptop, windows installed automatic updates I left to let it load. After I came back, I noticed the laptop wasn't connected to the wifi. When I tried to, it told me there was a problem with connecting to it. I tried to troubleshoot the problem and it kept telling me the problem was my router and that a cable might not be pulled in right, but it's not that. Then, when I switched rooms and took the laptop into the room where my router is, the connection came back automatically like nothing ever happened, and it died again once I left the room. After some time passed and I tried switching rooms again, the wifi worked normally again.. kind of. It connects now but it has rather laggy connection sometimes. I'm afraid if I reboot the laptop, I'll lose connection again. This is very tedious and I'd like to fix this as soon as possible!

I have a feeling the automatic updates might have messed with something relating to the network? I don't know.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Update: I rebooted and the connection speed is now slower than it was before. Though I didn't have a problem with connecting to the actual network itself.

A:Solved: Wifi connectivity problems with Windows 7

Make sure you have the latest correct wireless driver. If an integrated adapter get the driver from Dell's web site.

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My router recently died, and my wife has been bugging me about getting her computer the internet again. I have a switch (Trendnet TE100-S16Eplus) that I bought for lan parties a while back. I was hoping to just be able to go modem>switch>PC1 & PC2, but the second PC will not connect, any ideas? Are switches not able to do that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Using a switch as a router

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What's the difference between a switch and a router? (router meaning wireless or wired...if different explanations are needed please provide. ^_^)

Because I have both set up, when I think all I need is to plug everything into the wireless router, but I'm not sure if operating with a switch also is more effecient, or...basically anything. That's why I want to learn. xD

thanks everyone.

A:Solved: Switch vs Router

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I want to add a box patched into a 1-port ADSL router to split the internet signal (i don't need to network up the computers).

My question is do I need a router, or can I use a hub, or a switch?

A:Solved: Router, Switch or Hub?

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removed this as was a duplicate

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

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

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I'm having a problem with the WiFi connection on my windows 7 based laptop, it connects to my router fine, and will stay connected and working correctly for anything from 2 minutes to an hour, then it will lose internet access.
I'm still able to use the wifi connection to access the router but not the internet.

I do not have this problem when using my ethernet connection or with any other wifi devices on the network. I also do not think it is an issue with the router as I have had the problem with both my old d-link router and my new DrayTek Vigor 2710D. I have already tried updating my drivers to the latest versions.

EDIT: forgot to mention, once the net drops, the only way I can get it back is to disable the network adapter and re-enable it

Any ideas?

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-17-C4-82-C8-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b5d8:707a:b094:ea7a%19(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Solved: Laptop wifi losing internet connectivity

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I have a three year old Dell Studio laptop with Windows 7, 64 bit. It is very bad at connecting to the internet wirelessly through wifi.
At home the router is in the room right next to me and its still inconsistent and often slow, although it can connect to the router when right next to it. When I go somewhere where the wifi is not particularly strong, especially public places, it sometimes connects but cannot load webpages, and sometimes it can't even connect even when there is a visible and decent signal. This is even when other people can connect fine with their laptops/iphones. In general it just has very bad connection.
This is really frustrating when I need internet anywhere besides home, any help is really appreciated!

A:Solved: Laptop has poor connectivity to any wifi network

Try going to the Dell website and see if you can get a new driver. Bad wireless connections is usually related to a fault in the driver. You can also check the antenna connections to be sure they are still fully seated. They are delicate and if you have never connected / disconnected one, you may want to seek assistance from a qualified technician.

Wireless adapters are really cheap these days, you could try buying a USB or PCMCIA wireless adapter if you can not get yours working.

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Dear All,

I am using Probook 4330s. My Wireless connectivity looses when I unplug the power adapter.
My Wireless does not work when my laptop is running in battery mode.
Please help.


A:Solved: no WIFI connectivity when direct power is unplugged

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My house is built of reinforced concrete so the wifi signal struggles to get very far.

I currently have two access points - the one with the modem upstairs and a second one (A Cisco/Linksys 3000) on the ground floor linked by an ethernet cable. The upstairs modem/router hands out the IP addresses and both have different SSID. This works fine - no problems.

Can I extend this again by adding a third access point plugging an ethernet cable into the downstairs access point? Or would the "middle switch" need to be clever to do this.

If I can do this what IP address do I give to the new access point?

I cant add another access point to the upstairs one as it is a proprietary WIFIMAX modem with only a single LAN port and everything to do with the connection is loaded in firmware.

Many thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Extending LAN With third router/switch

Can I extend this again by adding a third access point plugging an ethernet cable into the downstairs access point?Click to expand...

Yes. (I understand that the downstairs access point is a router configured to act as an ethernet switch and wireless access point.)

If I can do this what IP address do I give to the new access point? Click to expand...

In the LAN IP address range of the modem/router but outside the Dhcp server's address range and not the same as assigned to any other device on the LAN.

I cant add another access point to the upstairs one as it is a proprietary WIFIMAX modem with only a single LAN portClick to expand...

Connect a small ethernet switch (example) and you have the same functionality as with a router with built-in ethernet switch.

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Would these two work well together for a home network? Also with these would anyone suggest a separate firewall or should these provide enough security?

A:Solved: Opinion on router and switch.

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I have a Linksys dsl router, connected directly to my phone line (no PC). I run 2 wireless laptops off the router and the connection, when up and running is quick. My problem is however, everyday I have to switch the router off for 10-15 seconds, before I get a connection. I also sometimes lose connection if I'm online for a number of hours.

This has only started happening since I removed my old pc from my setup. The router was connected through the pc, unlike now, where as I said above, the router is directly connected to my phone line.

Hope someone can help.

Many thanks.


A:Solved: I have to switch router off and on everyday...

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Been reading for a couple of days and can't find a solution for my situation. The bunkhouse is about 1/2 mile from main house where modem and wireless router is located. Have an external antenna with RP-SMA connector connected to a 802.11g Wireless USB 2.0 LAN Adapter, RTL8187L on a desktop. A second computer (laptop) is connected though internet connection sharing. My satellite company has told me I need a wired connection to the receiver to receive "on demand" service. I would also like to add a printer if possible. Anyone know the solution ?

A:Solved: Router, Switch, Splitter ????

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I'd like to put a wireless router behind a switch to serve as an access point for a couple of laptops in the area. The setup would look like this:

modem > main router > switch > Linksys WRT54GS wireless router

How do I configure the wireless router behind the switch? I've tried disabling DHCP on it and connecting one of its LAN ports to the switch. I see it in the available wireless networks but cant access it. The main router (USR) has an IP of, the Linksys is, dont know if that has anything to do with it, just giving as much info as I can. Thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless router behind switch

This has worked in every case I've tried it, and for a ton of people here. You need it in the same subnet, but outside the DHCP pool.

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 the WAN port unconnected!

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

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This is my first time posting on a technical help forum, I am a fairly advanced computer user yet this is the first issue I am not able to solve myself.

A few months ago I got a Lenovo SL500 from my company running Windows XP, this computer original came with Vista but was removed due to compatibly issues with the software I need to do my job.

At home I have a Linksys 8-Port Gigabit Switch chained to my Linksys wireless router WRT54GL which is plugged into my cable modem.

At work, my old office simply had a RJ45 jack running directly to a Cisco switch. When I moved to my new office, I am now sharing my connection with a neighboring office using a Linksys BEFSR81 wired router.

Now that you know my setup, here is what happened. From the time when I got my laptop to when I changed office, my laptop was always connected to a switch and was working fine. After moving into my new office, it got connected to a router for the first time and worked fine until I got home. I tried to connect to my gigabit switch and got a “Cable unplugged” error, I tried other cables, other ports and reset my switch to no avail. I then tried connecting it to my home router and was connected again, this was odd since the other computers connected to the switch had no issues. The next day I got to the office and was able to connect to my office router with not problems, yet when I tried connecting it to a jack in conference room (to Cisco switch), I got an unplugged cable error again. I conducted an... Read more

A:Solved: Can connect to router but not to switch

Welcome, Pierre. Nice, good explanation. Makes it easy for me to say the following.

Sometimes a NIC and the switch/router/modem port on the other end of the cable for unknown reasons will refuse to auto negotiate. I think it more often happens as a NIC (or the other port) ages. Anyhow ...

In Device Manager right click on your ethernet adapter - Properties - Advanced tab - and try setting the speed/duplex to 100Mbps/Full or 10Mbps/Full.

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We setup a home network in our new house but we have a problem with limited connectivity in specific configuration.

There is few situations to describe the problem :

1. If I connect my computer directly to the modem I can access to the internet. (modem --> computer = internet OK)

2. If i connect the ethernet cable (in the wall) between my modem and RJ45 jack in the living room and connect my computer directly to the RJ45 I can access to the internet. (modem --> cat6 cable in the wall --> computer = internet ok)

3. If I connect my router directly (without the cat6 cable in the wall) to the modem and my computer to the the router I can access to the internet. (modem --> router --> computer = internet ok)

4. If i connect the ethernet cable (in the wall) between my modem and RJ45 jack in the living room and connect to router to the RJ45 and my computer to the router I CANNOT access to the internet. (modem --> cat6 cable in the wall --> router --> computer = internet access problem)

5. If i connect the ethernet cable (in the wall) between my modem and RJ45 jack in the living room and connect to a swith to the RJ45 and my computer to the switch I can access to the internet. (modem --> cat6 cable in the wall --> switch --> computer = internet OK)

With those tests I am not able to figured out what is the problem... router is working in situation #3. cable in the wall is ok in situations #2 and 5.

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A:Solved: Router don't see modem but switch does

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I'm puzzled by this situation. I have tested internet speed on Ethernet (~20 Mbps), but when I'm connected via wifi network, it drops down to ~11 Mbps Can someone please explain this to me? The speed is same on all wireless devices even when I sitting next to the wifi router.

Cable Modem: DPC 100r2
WiFi Router: NetGear WGR614 v7 (on DD-WRT)


A:Solved: Internet faster on Ethernet than on WiFi

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2 windows XP SP3 connected directly via cross-over Ethernet. call it PC1 and PC2

PC1,the WIFI adapter with IP:
the Ethernet connection on PC1 is and PC2

the IP routing is enabled and i would like to utilize the routing table to route connections from the WIFI to Ethernet without changing the IP address range.

Is that possible ? How to do so ?

A:Solved: crossover WIN XP, share WIFI over ethernet

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

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

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

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

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

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

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

Thanks in Advance


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

>>I use server 2003 at one system

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

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

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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I just upgraded my computer with a new mobo, graphics card, memory, and processor. Here are the specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (SP1)
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition
Gigabyte 990XA UD3 AM3+ (BIOS version: F6
SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB
and 8GB Corsair 1600 SDRAM.

Everything has been working great... EXCEPT the internet.

I have tried connecting wired and wirelessly to the router and both connections connect to the router and come up as being connected but I can't get to the internet. It says "Limited access" on the wireless connection. The WEP key is 100% correct for my connection settings so that is not the problem.

When I try and diagnose via the windows internet adapter properties it ends up saying that there is a problem detected with the network adapter for both local area connection (when wired) and the wireless connection.

I have tried contacting Verizon and TP-Link for support on the internet and the wireless adapter but both tech teams assure me their products are working fine. I am guessing it is a problem with the drivers or something within the network adapters for my motherboard.

Pleeeease any help is very appreciated! Thank you!

A:Solved: Limited Connectivity to Router

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I just bought a Sony Vaio with Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Network Adapter.

I primarily use the notebook at my home & office network.
Home Network Router: Linksys WRT54G
Office Network Router: Beetel 450BXi (ADSL2+Modem)

The issue am facing is while am on to the network (mostly home network) suddenly it goes into limited connectivity & gets disconnected; while other PC's remain connected.

And then you have to either re-install the Wireless LAN driver or re-start numerous times.

This has been happening regularly. Pls assist in resolving the issue.

A:Solved: Limited Connectivity: Intel WiFi Link 5100

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First post here in the forums, hopefully this will make some sense.I have a cable modem and a Belkin router. Yesterday my desktop computer (plugged into my router) was not connecting to the internet. The odd thing is that my iPhone and iPad both connected to the WiFi from the router. We have not had any power outages recently or other issues. The only thing i have done recently is install Windows Live essentials. My computer is fairly old, but I keep everything up to date as far as drivers and other programming. It is running XP. I think I am pretty computer savvy, but this is driving me crazy. I have cycled power to both the modem and the router to no avail. Please provide any assistance available. Thanks.

A:Solved: Desktop Internet connectivity issues, but WiFi works.

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My computer is connected to a hub switch. The hub switch is connected to a router. Another computer is connected straight to the router. When the hub switch is unplugged from the router, the computer that's connected to it has no Internet connection. The other computer, the one that's connected straight to the router, has a working Internet connection. Connecting the hub switch to the router causes that computer to lose its Internet access, and the first computer (connected to the hub switch) has no Internet access, too. So connecting the hub switch causes the router to stop working properly. Is it time to get a new hub switch? Connecting the first computer straight to the router is not an option.*

Thank you for fully reading my boring, badly written post.
Since you've managed to get so far, please consider leaving a suggestion as to how to fix my problem. Thanks again.*

A:Solved: Hub switch causes router to stop functioning

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Hello all,

I hope someone can help with this ongoing problem I'm having.

I have the following equpment attached to my home network.

Virginmedia 20Meg Cable
Router (Tried Belkin N1, Netgear WGR614v9, and Tenda W306r N)
Gigabit Switch (Netgear Pro Safe GS108v3)
PC (Gigabit through switch)
iMac (Gigabit through switch)
2 PS3's (1 wired Gigabit through switch and 1 wireless)
ReadyNas Duo (Gigabit through switch)
Epson Wireless Printer.
All wired connections are through cat6 cables.

My problem is as soon as I fire up my network, web browsing on the PC and iMac is lightning fast and I get top marks on After about 5 minutes my internet page loading times become comparable with dail-up and on my connection shows packetloss of up to 15% and gets the worst overall rating possible. Download speed tests still look healthy so I suspect upload speeds are being effected.

What have I tried?

3 different routers with different settings including disable spi firewall.
New cat6 cables
Different MTU settings from 1500 to enabling Jumbo Frames for enabled devices on the network.
Static IP's and DCHP.
I have connected the pc directly to the router and disconnected the switch and the same issue occurs.
When connecting the PC directly to cable modem all sees to work fine.
The router seems to be the issue but I've tried 3 different ones.

Anyone have any ideas?

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FINCHY
Primary Dn... Read more

A:Solved: Router - Switch and slow browsing

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I have a X-Micro Wlan 11g Broadband Router and the plug gets very hot very quickly.

I have a further problem ( I switch off both router and modem every night), when switching on the router it is very temperamental. Sometimes it comes on straight away, sometimes it comes on after about 5 mins and sometimes it won't come on at all and it can take several hours before the lights appear and it decides to work.

A:Solved: Router Plug Gets Very Hot and Problems When Trying to Switch On

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How can I connect a wireless router to a wired switch....

Modem to wired switch then switch to wireless router

A:Solved: Connecting a wireless router to a switch

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I was just wondering whether you could connect an ADSL Router to a Switch? The switch in question is a D-Link DES-1016D. If the ADSL Router has DHCP support, would it automatically assign IP addresses to all of the other computers on the network and give internet access in an instant? How would you set it up? I'm really quite unsure. Any help would be much appreciated

A:Solved: Connecting an ADSL Router to a Switch?

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Hello, I am new, but here goes. First is your output from TSG SysInfo program:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 32643 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 304892 MB, Free - 237708 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Z77A-G45 (MS-7752)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

You must realize that I live away from the city and only have an iPhone 4 for a hot spot. It connects via WiFi, Bluetooth and USB. I have found USB quicker, but it doesn't seem to work under Windows 8. So I connect via WiFi only. The problem is:

I have a LAN, based on a D-Link DIR-615 router. This router has a WiFi option and has a Buffalo File server attached to the device that we use as a backup/file server and personal 'cloud'. When I am connected via WiFi and I plug in the Ethernet connection, the computer overrides the WiFi and attempts to connect to the Internet via the Ethernet port. It does know that the WiFi is connected as it is displayed on the bottom of the status bar as 'Internet', but choices to ignore or not check.

I have gone to the devices and changed the priority to be Wireless on top and Ethernet on the bottom. This is done via the "Network and Sharing Center", "Change Adapter Settings", ALT-F (to get "File, Edit, View, Tools, Advanced and Menu... Read more

A:Solved: Ethernet overrides WiFi Internet connection

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Hi All,

I have Windows Vista home premium. I moved from Chicago to Boston. Before I left Chicago, I tried removing kaspersky internet security 2011 as my laptop used to heat up and shut down often (you can hear the voice from laptop when more process are running and it shut's down). While uninstalling kaspersky, the laptop shutdown half way.

I moved to Boston, I tried connecting to wireless, it does not work. It shows connected, excellent signal strength but bytes received 0. Wireless works fine for other room mates on their laptops. If I try connecting from cable, internet works fine.

Pasting the ipconfig /all results
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E2-BB-3A-80
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::45d0:bd05:6ea2:f0ae%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:04:03 AM
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A:Solved: ethernet cable works, wifi does not work

The following was put together mostly by etaf with a little help from me.

Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
Over the last four or so years we have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and mainly on windows Vista.
We have seen just a couple of issues on other windows operating system, windows XP and windows 7.

Windows XP:- A driver update has resolved the issue
Windows 7 :- No conclusive results for a fix

The wireless adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver."

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section,

--- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved the issue

--- 4) The majority of members, have now used the drivers from the atheros driver site, which has resolved the issue.
- see below for direct links for windows vista and the link for all Atheros adapters and supported operating ... Read more

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I need to set up a small office network . I know how to set up a WiFi network on several PCs with a usb stick but two of our PCs are connected to the router via Ethernet. This is the set up;
2 laptops running Vista connecting wirelessly
2 desktop PC'S running Windows XP connecting direct to ZyXel adsl wireless modem router via ethernet cables
1 desktop PC running XP connecting wirelessly

The idea is to enable all PCs to print to a (non WiFi) laser printer connected to one of the desktop PCs which in turn is connected to the router with an ethernet cable

How do I incorporate the ethernet connected PC's into the 'network'?


A:Solved: Mixed ethernet/ WiFi Network assistance please!

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Well, this is the situation:

Router: Dlink DIR-825, about a year old now.
IP provider: Comcast
1 Laptop (Dell running Vista-32-bit)
3 Desktops (1 is KIA as of right now, 1 is also running Vista, but 64-bit)
​There are a lot of specifics that I cannot recall at the time of this writing, so I will try to update as soon as possible.

Came back home and started to play Bad Company 2 when a friend of mine suggested to open some ports on my router to improve gameplay. I went to in Google Chrome to open the ports, when I come to realize that I had forgotten the admin password(I know, will write it down and backed up next time). So I ran over downstairs to the router and held down the reset button until the lights on the front all went off and came back on(did not unplug any cables or anything). Ran back up and was able to log into the router with my laptop without any problems(still in "Local only"). Used the router's internet connection wizard in in Chrome, but could not connect to the internet, which then I went to the wireless connection wizard, and still could not connect. After a little bit of searching and relocating the laptop downstairs, I put in the CD that came with the router and went through the wizard, but encountered the problem of having none of my computers connected to the internet, which then I lied to the program and continued anyways. After getting checked for a good network adapter, it went to wher... Read more

A:Solved: Connectivity issues after resetting router

Support site for that modem/router

User manual here

comcast - What modem do you have?
are the lights on the MODEM correct and connected to the internet
Can you connect a PC directly to the modem and get access to the internet

{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 here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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
{Ping Tests}

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Post back the result... Read more

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

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

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I need to share an internet connection here and rather than do it the ICS route - I am going to do it the ethernet route...

Modem / Router only has 1 ethernet port on it - can I just use a four-port switch to quadrouple no. of ports?

(i.e. broadbandline > modem router > swithch > three computers ?

A:Solved: Plugging a Switch into a Router to extend no. of ports possible?

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My condo is wired for internet. I have a router connected to an 8 port switch. The router works fine through the switch and was using the other ports on the switch to connect the bedrooms with internet (switch ports connected to corresponding bedroom ports in closet hub).
Tonight I tried to stream my PS3 in my bedroom, however, the connection was not working. I tried switching ports on the switch, but none worked. The router was still working and wifi was same as usual. I even tried to use the port the router was using on the switch but connections still didn't work.

Here is the strange part that I don't understand. The router works on all the switch ports, but the bedroom lines do not.
When I connect the bedroom lines to the router ports they work perfect. I used the PS3 and laptop to confirm

What is going on? What changed all of a sudden?

A:Solved: Switch ports stop working for anything but router?

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Hi beforehand forgive my English not my first language and my ignorance at this matter.
and thanks for assistance and point me in the right direction.

I have installed my wired Network in home... we are 3 girls with 3 systems in 3 different rooms.

We have a Etherfast cable/DSL with 10/100 Linksys router 4 port switch model: BEFSR41 ver2 on a Internet connection Broadband 100 with a modem Motorola SB6120 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem.

The modem is connected to the router with a Cat6 patch cable and from the router.... to the systems with Cat6 as well.


We have not been able to receive a stable connection from our ISP "shaw" it says Broadband 100 and our sped test are giving us lower speeds...Now we contact the tech in the phone and He told us... that it's because we are under a router .
He told us that if we connect a gigabit switch, this will increment our Internet speed, because the router is slowing it down?

Is this truth ? and if it is what gigabit switch is recommended for a budget of $70.00



A:Solved: Router /switch combo = gigabit conection ?

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Before I go on, you probably should know that my house layout is like an H. Previously had an (unsecured) static network set up. The dining room was in the upper left corner of the house, and my bedroom is in the lower left. The router covered most of the house, but my bedroom is next to the kitchen, lots of metal and stone, so I needed to set up a repeater/bridge. This allowed my iPod touch and MacBook to connect, and my Debian machine to use the LAN port on the back of the bridge so I could run my SSH/web server (hence the static IP). However, I've had to move the router/modem to the lower right, and I need to keep using the bridge, now with a switch in the LAN port with the Debian box and another Linux machine to work. I reset the router entirely, so I'm back on DHCP, which I'll change later. The problem lies in the repeater. It connects to my network (belkin54g) but assigns my iTouch the address, which I learned is a link-local address. The time I did get it working, I plugged in the switch and it went dead. How can I set up the bridge and switch to work together? What am I doing wrong? Might I need to do anything special afterwards to get static working properly?


PS The two Debian boxes have no GUI (Xorg), and ifconfig doesn't return anything, just another shell prompt.

A:Solved: New Router Location, need help with Wireless Bridge and Switch?

I noticed my iPod connects, but not my MacBook, and when I plug in the switch, the whole network dies. Any suggestions?

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I have a BT Broadband Homehub modem/router/residential gateway ( &#8211; yesterday I configured an unused Belkin N150 wireless router as an additional switch (disabled DHCP and assigned ip within primary router&#8217;s subnet but not in DHCP range). All works fine, other than I can no longer hit the Belkin's admin page (, browser just times out.

I am, however, able to ping it and get a response... Equally, if I connect directly to the Belkin and do an ipconfig I can see the default gateway as but I still cannot hit the admin page.

Any ideas?



A:Solved: Old Router as Switch - can no longer hit admin page

With the Belkin routers that I have seen you can set it to "AP Mode" and just connect it by WAN (Modem) port to the primary router and it acts as a switch.

... assigned ip within primary router&#8217;s subnet but not in DHCP range ...Click to expand...

That's the Belkin's LAN IP right? And you connected the primary router to a Belkin LAN port, right?

if I connect directly to the Belkin and do an ipconfig I can see the default gateway as to expand...

Default Gateway with Dhcp server disabled?????

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Hi everyone,

Been having this issue for months now and while I have a band-aid solution, it doesn't work all the time.

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X200 with Windows 7.
The wireless adapter is: Lenovo 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter III
The ethernet is: Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
and I also have an Android tethering thing set up, PDANet Broadband Adapter.

The issue is this, I've been able to connect to WiFi with no problem for a while, and then all of a sudden, I keep on getting "Limited Availability" and can no longer get internet. I had an IT friend look at my computer and he said that for some reason I can no longer obtain IP address automatically. This applies to BOTH Wifi and Ethernet cable, both at home and at any other router I log into (friend's house, coffee shopts, etc...)
Sometimes it works if I can guess the IP range of the router (like the standard, but sometimes even with the right IP address manually input, I still have limited connectivity, with both WiFi and ethernet.

For some strange reason, my PDA Net tethering works.
Other than just reinstalling my Windows 7 again, is there any other way I can get this to start obtaining IP addresses automatically again?
Oh also, when I tried using "netsh int ip reset reset.log" and "netsh winsock reset catalog", I get error messages like "The requested operation requires elevation <Run as administrator>. Resetting Interfac... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot connect with WiFi or Ethernet using IPv4 (automatically obtain...)

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


A:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig:

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.

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