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Solved: Ethernet Switch Issue

Q: Solved: Ethernet Switch Issue

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

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

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

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

This morning I have ran several tests on the connection in the lounge and I have determined,buy plugging the cable from the
adaptor straight into my laptop, that the connection from the Homeplug adaptor in the lounge is good in that both a LAN
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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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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".

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

A:Solved: Ethernet Switch Lockup

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

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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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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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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 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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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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hello i am having a issue with a managed switch.

i have a 3com super-stack 2 1100 switch i got from e-bay. it did not come with and ip address so getting logged in to the web interface to configure it so not something i am able to do. i do not have a console cable yet so getting in that way is something i am not able to do as well.

i have ran a ip scanner for the ip address ranges of -


with no luck in finding the ip address.

so what i am looking for is another way to find the ip address so i am able to get logged into it via the web interface to configure it so it will run right.

A:Solved: com 3 switch issue

You might be able to google the info if you use the proper brand name, "3Com".

In this case, googling "3com superstack 1100" led me to 3Com's product page, with a link to the support downloads, including documentation and utilities:

You may need to reset it to factory defaults, before the default access and login will work.

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I cannot access internet through my ethernet. There is nothing wrong with the cable and the router is completely fine. Can anyone help?

A:Solved: Ethernet issue

When I click the computer network it says, "Identifying....No internet Access"

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Would really appreciate some help with the following issue:

The other day I started to get issues connecting to the internet through my Ethernet port. I’m not having any issues connecting through the wireless connection. I’ve have tried isolating what the issue could be, it does not seem to be the Ethernet ports on the wireless modem as there are other devices connected that are working fine. I have also tried using multiple Ethernet cables – I can still connect to the router through Ethernet, but am just not getting an internet connection.

About a month ago the ISP updated the SSID but I could still connect after that by Ethernet. I noticed when I plug it in it tries to connect to the old SSID and not the new one that is used when I try to connect to the wireless.

I tired following this guys instructions and change the name of the SSID of the lan connection to the new wireless one. Basically I edited the name of the lan profile in the registry. Following these instructions:
That didn’t change anything besides it stopped saying “limited connectivity” when connected by Ethernet.
Other Potentially Relevant Information:
Running Windows 8.1 – Updated from windows 7
Noticed the problem started occurring after installing Avast a week ago
Tried updating the network card drivers – No avail
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A:Solved: Issue Connecting Thru Ethernet Port

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I am having some issues connecting my laptop to my router through an Ethernet cable (wireless works fine). When I connect my cable, it registers as an "Unidentified Network" with no internet access. I have attempted a variety of solutions, including attempting to re-install drivers (Although it is possible that I could have messed that up. I know my way around computers, although I am by no means amazing -especially when things start to go wrong-).
My laptop that I am using is a HP G62-374CA running Windows 7.



Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-65-9D-6D-35-D4
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::a836:244f:b192:8113%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : April-10-12 10:49:51 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : April-11-12 12:20:12 AM
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A:Solved: Unidentified Network Issue (Ethernet)

you need to enable dhcp on the ethernet connection
Setup to Automatically get an IP and DNS (DHCP) - for Windows 7
From a TerryNet post
To configure a dynamic IP address on your Windows Vista or 7 computer:

1. Click Start.
2. Select Network, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Manage network connections or Change adapter settings from the list of tasks.
3. Right click the connection of interest and click Properties.
4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and click the Properties button.
5. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
6. Select Obtain DNS Server address automatically.
7. Click OK.
8. Click Close.Click to expand...


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

A:A-B Switch for Ethernet

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Another thought for changing my network for printer only sharing.

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

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

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

Comments please. . .

A:Ethernet - Hub OR Switch!

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

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

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

Thanks Ross

A:Ethernet Switch

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

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

Can I just buy another ethernet switch and extend?


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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Ethernet On/Off Switch

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Need some help with a problem I can't seem to resolve. I've just reinstalled Windows XP. Everything seems to be fine except for when I try to install my cable which uses the ethernet adapter. Every time I try to install the driver for the ethernet adapter it says this:

"The driver was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software"

"The drivers for this device is not installed"

Can someone please help me with this? How can I get this ethernet card to work? Do I need to download a certain driver? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My OS is Windows XP home edition SP3.

A:Solved: Ethernet(1394 Net Adapter) Driver Issue

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

A:ip conflict with ethernet switch

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

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

A:Adding Ethernet Switch

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

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

A:Need Ethernet Inline Switch

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

A:ethernet switch question

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

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

How it will be setup.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

A:Ethernet Switch Recommendation?

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

A:switch from usb to ethernet problem

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

A:Ethernet switch not working

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

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Hi, i have a AIO B50-30 and I'm trying to connect via the hdmi input socket my TV satellite box. I have found out recently that there is a switch on the side of the unit that will allow you to switch to the input channels so allowing viewing of the box and other like units Xbox etc. My issue is that I'm pressing the switch but nothing is happening it's simply staying on my desktop on Windows 10. Can anyone please help to see if I'm doing this right or am I missing something ?.  Any help, suggestions would be gratefully received since there is very little on the subject in connection with this particular model .thanks in advance.

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

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

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

Thanks to all who reply.

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

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Hi All,

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

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

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

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

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

A:grounding a metal ethernet switch

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

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

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Help welcomed.

A:switch to ethernet internet connection

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

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

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

I hope some one here might help.

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

A:Ethernet on/off curfew timed switch help

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

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

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

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

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

A:two computer network with ethernet switch

Is it a switch, or a router?

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

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

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

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

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

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

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

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

A:Connect 2 routers via Ethernet Switch

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

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

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


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Hi there,

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

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


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

A:Problem connecting printer via ethernet switch

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

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

A:How to share Internet connection using ethernet switch ?

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

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

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

A:linksys ezxs44 ethernet switch with cable modem

I would think one of your cables is wrong.

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

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Hi all,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance

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

Hello glaucun,

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

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

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Hi All,

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

When I try and add a virtual switch I get:

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

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

Anyone have a clue what the cause might be?


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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One question I need to know

If you go from DSL modem to Router then Router to switch
my question is then
If I wanted to hook another mini linksys switch into the bigger switch would you run the cat5e cable from the first switch to a reg port in the second switch or would you run it to the uplink port and then hook the 1 or 2 computers into the reg ports of the second switch.??

A:Solved: Windows xp-question of hookup switch to switch?

Obviously, run it to the uplink port if available.

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I use windows 7.
When I turn on laptop (acer Aspire 5742) cannot connect to internet until I switch user and log in again. Soon as I touch any browser icon the rest of computer stops responding as well. It's only me on computer. Have virgin media security/ spyware/ virus protection. Tried CCleaner. After I switch user everything is fine.
Additional info; On 16th October had great difficulty getting my emails from Yahoo. Sometimes sign-in box appeared without my security signature and different style of writing for browser remembered log-on details.



A:Solved: have to switch user to continue after switch on

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I've had trouble connecting to my own internet and have no wireless. I'm using my neighbor's wireless and it's really slowing her's down.

I've tried restarting my laptop (it usually works) and then reinstalled the device under "device manager". It's not the cord, I've checked with my neighbor's laptop and it works fine.

I use a Sony Vaio VGN-NS140E with Windows Vista SP2. I'm not sure what other information to give.

Any suggestions welcome!

{ipconfig /all} This is while I only have an ethernet plugged in and no wifi connection.
Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-E2-19-50
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
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A:Solved: Ethernet Port doesn't recognize ANY ethernet cord

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My Catalyst 4507 switch maybe has some problem. Our pc get ip by DHCP from DC server and they connect 4507 switch. Now there are four machines have some problem that is the icon of network connect shows a "!" in it. I right click the icon and choose "repair" it.But it stopped at the process of renewing ip. I think the network connection of those machines have some problem. If i changed their net port at switch, they can work normally. And the four machines' net port at switch are next to next,it means the module of the switch has problem. Could anybody tell me how can i fix it? Connect it by "console" port and configure it? Thanks.

A:Switch issue

First off, have you checked the cables and the NICs to see if they're good. Next, I suggest you check the IP range of your DHCP server, the IP lease time of the DHCP server, and the network settings on the machines. It sounds like you're getting a IP conflict because either a machine isn't releasing a IP or you have a Static IP in the DHCP servers range.

I'm assuming this is a layer 2 switch? Is it managed?

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

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

Then I have to click change adapter settings

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

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

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

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

6.1.7601 pack 1 build 7601

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

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

Available Virtual Memory 21.1gb

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

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

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

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Hello there, i am having a problem when i attempt to log off or switch user. The logon screen takes about 1-2 min to load and then i have to wait another 1-2 min to click on a profile and log in, it is something that is getting extremely frustrating. Could anyone help me out?

A:Log Off/Switch User issue

How many programs start up with your PC?
Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete or Ctrl+Shift+Esc at the same time to bring up the Task Manager.

First right click on the icons in the system tray(or double left click to open)and try to access the "settings", "preferences" or "options" of each of the applications that you don't want to start when the computer boots up. There should be an option labeled "Start upon Windows Startup". Make sure that option is unchecked.
If there is no option, download and install
CodeStuff Starter to manage your startup programs
(if you get the .zip file from the authors site it requires no installation)
Launch the program and uncheck any program that you don't want to load/run at startup.
If you later change your mind, replace the checkmark.
It's very easy to search within the program too!
Right click on an entry > Search Internet > search engines & some sites below.

Identify and disable start-up programs from running.
CastleCops Startup List

Sysinfo Startup Applications List

Bleeping Computer Startup Programs Database

Application Database - Greatis Software

PSDrvcheck Startup Files Database

Task List Programs - AnswersThatWork's famous Database of Windows Task Manager Processes, Windows Startup Items, XP Services, Vista Services, Process List

Some use the System Cofiguration Utility, but I don't!
Start > Run > type: msconfig > Startup tab

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I have encountered an issue with my laptop (MSI L1300, Intel Atom N450, DDR11 1GB, Sata 160 GB, running Windows XP).

They keyboard on my laptop has become unusable due to water damage. All other parts of the laptop remain fully operational. I have taken it to the repair store and they were unable to source the parts for it so I have been using a USB plugin keyboard.

The issue however, is that to access the internet I must turn on the wireless switch usually (FN + F11). The USB keyboard I have does not have this function built into it like my original laptop keyboard does. Nor does it have any means of turning the wireless ability on.

I was hoping to find out a way to manually turn my wireless switch on so that I may continue to use my laptop.

Any help or insight into this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you,

A:Wireless Switch Issue - MSI L1300

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Hello, I'm currently having issues connecting to multiple different websites via ethernet.
If I activate wireless on my desktop I can connect to everything fine but as soon as I disable wireless and active ethernet I seem to be only able to connect via proxy.
It loads certain websites like google, twitter, youtube etc fine.

My laptop loads websites fine via ethernet but my desktop just cannot, Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Ethernet issue

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Right i have tried all i can possibly think of with this, basically i run my own website and im having a lot of problems accessing it ive had it for a good few years now but all of a sudden its stopped. I have two Ethernet controllers installed one on the motherboard which i dont use and a PCI connected one. I can access the website via the Motherboard Ethernet Port, but cannot access it via the PCI Ethernet Port, i can do everything but access this site using that Port. Also this includes FTP, SMTP, POP etc. I cannot even ping the address using the PCI Port.

I run the webserver and there is no blocks on ip addresses at all, i have tried "flushdns" also and "netsh winsock reset catalog" and still nothing. Its as if the Card has restricted all access to this Web/IP, i dont have firewall or antivirus issues all been checked no restrictions. Doing a Tracert seems to get as far as the webserver itself and them time out

Please does anyone know what is going on here? ive pulled whats left of my hair out trying to figure this out and im still no further Anyone got any ideas?

I will leave some links to the outputs to the tests if it helps also.

Thanks alot!
Motherboard Ethernet (Can Access)
PCI Ethernet (Cannot access site)
Trace route Via PCI Card

A:Ethernet Issue, Please Help!!

Is this on your local network or on a remote server?

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So last time you were all very helpful with my ethernet issue and it was solved btw thanks for that sharing was enabled on my wifi but this time on my gfs computer the wifi is like over riding the ethernet and making me disable it just for her to be able to use it and i did check sharing this time lol any suggestions

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Hello! So i pay for 75 download in my area, but my pc only gets 20. I called my provider and plugged in my laptop and it did get 75, SO i decided to just move my pc near the router so i can use it without wireless adapter.

THE PROBLEM: My computer doesnt show a connection when i plug my pc into the router, but the wireless still works. Apparently I dont have the proper drivers for my motherboards ethernet and i am not entirely sure what motherboard i have. If someone can tell me what to get or how to find certain info, i will do it! I really need to get my computers ethernet working ASAP. Thank you all so much!!

A:Ethernet Issue

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Hey everyone,

Today I decided to connect my Windows 7 PC up to my router via Ethernet. I would have thought it would have been a simple task but it seems it can't connect. It says it’s connected to an "Unidentified Network" and not my "NETGEAR" one. I have looked at ipconfig and it does seem my IPv4 address or whatever it is these days is wrong. I don't know what I can do to fix it but I have tried a few solutions already on the internet but have failed. Could anyone please help me?


A:Ethernet Issue

Set a static ip for IPv4/NIC.

Ip address = same as router config page, only change last part to anything between 2-255 that is not in use on network. 150 is fine choice.

Subnet mask =

Default gateway = same ip as router config page, usually or

Preferred dns = or = router's config page

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Hi Guys! been awhile since i've posted here... anyways, been having a problem. So here it goes.

My Alienware 17 laptop (~2 years old) has been somewhat slow recently, and having nothing of importance on the machine, i decided to do a fresh install of windows and completely wiped both the ssd and hdd in the machine. I go through the installation process and get everything working, except for on thing; no matter what i do, and I've re-done the install multiple times, among other things, i can NEVER get the internet through the Ethernet port to work. Wi-fi works great; on it now. The Ethernet driver says it's installed, and when i plug in the Ethernet cord (yes i turn off wifi) it says it has a 1GbPs download speed (i am at university so very fast ethernet when working) and when i try to use the internet, it works very intermittently. I can oftentimes load simple webpages like google searches, or even more complicated pages like amazon,,, etc. but oftentimes the page only partially loads, loads very slow (slow then wifi) and the connection cannot sustain through streaming video, downloads, etc. First thing i did was try connecting to a friends laptop, and his worked great with 800+upload/download speed, with every page loading instantly and streaming and everything working great. So clearly it's not the cord or Internet. Currently i am sitting with the machine in windows 8.0 (thats the recovery media because 8.1 wasn't out yet) and... Read more

A:Ethernet Issue?? Please help

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The power switch on my Dell E510 hasn't worked for awhile now. Everytime I wanted to start it up, I would have to open it up, and use a paper clip to connect two wires together in the 24 pin connector. This would power up the psu (the fans would spin loud), and then I could press the power button to turn my computer on.(the fans would slow down and spin at a normal pace, this is how I knew it turned on. The monitor would also show start up screen). This worked fine for awhile.

The other day, I had it on when I left, and when I came back it was powered off. I tried to use the paper clip trick to get it started again, only this time the psu wouldn't even power on. Everything appeared to look normal and in place. I figure the psu is dead so I order a new one. I get it and install it, everything is hooked up to where it should be. When I use the paper clip, the psu powers up like it normally should, but when I click the power button on my cpu, nothing happens (the fans don't slow down, and the monitor shows no activity). My dvd drive will open and close, my processor turns on. The mobo light is green. All the cords are connected and nothing appears to be lose.

When I use the paper clip trick, when I first contact the wires, the lights on the front of my cpu light up for less than a second and then disappear. I checked the numbers with dell diagnostics and the combo isn't even listed.

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A:Dell E510 power switch issue

You would have been much better off if you spent a few bucks and bought a momentarily closed mini-pushbutton switch, and mounted on the case front, using the original Dell switch wires. It is possible that the motherboard is now damaged from all the shorting over time

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I recently purchased an ATEN KVM CS-72E switch. I am using the switch to connect 2 computers to an LCD monitor.

This setup works most of the time, but sometimes, when I switch to one of the computers, I get the message "Analog Out of Range". This never happened when the monitor was connected directly to the computer (i.e. without the KVM switch) and I have been using this monitor and this computer for a long time.

This is very frustrating as the only way I can get the monitor and computer to recognise each other again is to turn off the computer at the wall and reboot - losing whatever work I am doing. As soon as I reboot the computer, the switch works correctly and the monitor sees both computers.

The problem only seems to happen when I have been using Computer 1 for a long time without switching back to Computer 2. Then, when I eventually switch back to Computer 2, I get the "Analog Out of Range" message. When I switch regularly between computers, the problem does not seem to happen.

I have done a lot of googling and found quite a few "Analog out of range" issues. Interestingly, they all seem to involve LG LCD monitors. However, none of the issues directly match mine and none of the suggestions have been effective.

My setup is:

Computer 1: Pentium 4, 3 gig processor, 2 gig RAM, Windows XP Pro SP2. nVidia Geforce FX 5700. It is on KVM switch 1.

Computer 2: AMD Athlon 1.6gig processor, 1gig RAM, Windows XP Home SP2. nVidia Geforce FX 5200.... Read more

A:Intermittent KVM Switch and monitor Out of Range issue

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Hi guys,

I recently posted about trying to troubleshoot a power inverter vs a backlight. With some troubleshooting and help I was able to trace it to the backlight.

Now I've run into a slightly different problem. The screen is black (very dim and even looking at it in the light its hard to see the icons but you can very barely make them out). When I press the standy switch by the monitor it flashes on for a second with perfect colors (NOT purplish like in most ccfl bulb issues).

I took another ccfl bulb just to hook it up and the bulb did the same thing, flickers on and off. I hooked the laptop up to an external monitor and it works just fine (if i press standy I can see it going into standby on the external monitor).

I would say it is the power inverter at this point but would like a second opinion Thanks!

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I have XP Media Center on my pc and am using the Micorosft remote to control it.

When I want to come out of media center, back to winodws, I press the red button on the remote - however, this shuts the machine down - its does the same operation as if i press the power button on my case. I proved this theory by altering the behaviour of this from settings - and altered it to 'standby'. When i press the red button now, windows standsby.

Has anyone else had this issue? How do i resolve so i just exit media center?



A:XP Media Center - switch off by remote issue

The red power button on the Media Center Remote acts exactly like the power button on your computer. In the control panel under "Power Options" and then under the "Advanced Tab" you will find something that says "When I press the power button on my computer: Shut down". So when you press the power button on the computer, the computer shuts down. That is the same for the media center controller, when you press the power button on the controller it shuts down the computer. To close out of the media center application, press the green media center button and then arrow over to the right to the X. This will close just the media center app and will not shut down the computer.

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Has anyone slipstreamed windows 7 and had any issues with switch user not working properly? I am trying to isolate the problem and figure out which service is responsible for switch user working in regards to being able to switch to another account WITHOUT logging off any currently logged on accounts. I have ensured that secondary user logon has been left alone for the installation but I dont think that has anything to do with the issue anyway. With my current configuration everything has worked flawlessly except the switch user function. Any information is much appreciated however I am hoping to hear from someone who actually has sliptreamed or at least has advanced knowledge of windows. NO BS answers and rhetorical information.

Additional information: fast user switching does not show up in the services using services.msc nor does secondary logon show up on this install I am running. However I re-created a new slipstream and that one did have secondary logon and still the same issues persisted. My assumption is that it's some small BS service or something that im overlooking that is causing this mess even though nowhere in the program I am using does it say it will affect switch user. (vlite)

It also has nothing to do with the actual updates as I have created the customized install CD with and without hotfixes/updates. So it is definitely something to do with one of the things i am removing.

A:Slipstream windows 7 - switch user issue

Are you slipstreaming to remove services or size Win7 down for a netbook?

You can find the latter on the web, while trying to remove services is like flypaper with Win7: you will quickly run into performance problems with no performance clawback at all.

Win7 is too featherlight and minimal already to turn off anything that isn't already on Manual. It is the Black Viper.

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I hope someone has crossed this issue and has a solution.

I have a Thinkpad 600e and use it in a situation where it needs constant power. I use it as a monitor for my summer home when we go on vacation, However, we have constant power outages and I want to have the laptop boot up automatically when power resumes and we are away. I don't rely on batteries and when I try to keep the power switch engaged (tape), it starts then shuts down.

Can anyone help?


A:IBM Thinkpad 600e power switch issue...please help

Power switches usually rely on a momentary "on" connection to turn on. A continuous connection invokes a shutdown.
If there is no option under BIOS to restart on power restore, you need to make a pulse generator that provides a contact close on power up and hard wire it in.

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Hello everybody, before I get pointed to every other thread about varying similar issues, I would like to say that I have literally read and tried all the options in both recently just switched out the clickpad for the trackpad on my yoga 14, gen1. I am currently having the issue of the mouse properties not even showing a synaptics tab. There are no options for any multitouch for the touchpart of the pad, my physical buttons on the pad works fine though. I noticed that the driver is seen as synaptics pointing device? Shouldn't it be synaptics touchpad? Anyways I have no access/options for the multitouch. Any ideas? I'm willing to try anything at this point. I don't want to do a clean reinstall of windows 10 yet, busy with tons of work. Thanks 

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I recently had to reformat my PC because I was getting a blue screen which said windows would not start properly, I tried repairing my windows but that did not work either. I use Verizon DSL and I've never had an issue installing it when I first got it. I can't get online unless I have the software of verizon's installed, but I can't install the software because when I go to "Install my Modem" it can not connect to my Ethernet Adapter. It says that I do not have an "Ethernet Adapter". I'm not positive, but I think an Ethernet Adapter is the same as an Ethernet card, please tell me if I'm wrong.

I'm assuming when I had to improperly shut my computer down I may have fried something (such as my ethernet card ) and that I need to purchase a new one. I've gone through all of the troubleshooting issues and none of them resolved my problem. I don't feel like calling on July 4th because I have family over, and I figured I'd get better help here anyway.

I'm an avid gamer, and a decent Ethernet Card would be nice (If that's even my problem!?)

1) Do you think it's my card?
2) If I get a new card, what kind of card should I get?

Thanks to everyone in advance, your help is greatly appreciated.

A:Ethernet Adapter Issue

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Well my computer has an issue with its ethernet. When i LAN using my computer i find an issue where i cant LAN successfully, after fiddling around with it i get it to work but i can only ever get it to work on a Limited connectivity connection. I can still transfer files, play games etc but the thing is, it is slow, the sharing the net connection doesnt work (while others computers are plug in and away they go) and when i use my own modem at home to connect to the net my modem doesnt work at all, that is why my modem is connected via USB and even still my modem freezes and crashes my computer... btw i have tried many different ethernet cards but still it had the same effect.

Here is my systems settings:
*3ghz Intel cpu
*1.5gb ram
*280gb HD
*Radeon x800GTO/PRO 256mb

A:Network/Ethernet issue

It could be a driver problem. You may need to install new drivers for your modem.

More so, it sounds like your settings need changed. I assume you're using dial-up so please correct me if I'm wrong. Do you know how to change your modem's settings? Make sure your Maxium Port Speed on your modem is set to the highest speed possible.

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Hello everyone,

Found this forum from my Google searches but couldn't find a similar issue.

I use ethernet cable to connect my laptop to a router. My router supports gigabit connection and the wiring of the house is cat 5e. Yet the connection is very unstable on my machine and I hardly see 1 Gbps negotiation. It is mostly auto negotiated as 100 Mbps. Read similar topics and saw that the problem often lies from the infrastructure. However, I did see 1 Gbit connection a couple of times within Windows 10 so I eliminated that out of the equation.

Here's what I have tried so far:
I tried to set to 1 Gbps full duplex from auto negotiation in ethernet card settings. (I have onboard RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller) This did not change the negotiation speed, it remained on 100 Mbps.

I tried booting to Ubuntu from an USB drive to check the connection and it was 1 Gbps and pretty stable; by that I mean it did not decrease the negotiation speed. Here you can see the hardware output from Ubuntu: Hardware outputStrangely, after rebooting from Ubuntu to Windows 10, I saw 1 Gbps connection on ethernet status. However, this was temporary and switched automatically back to 100Mbps after some minutes. Plugging the ethernet cable out and back in multiple times sometimes helps to get 1 Gbit connection but this too is a temporary solution.

I tried to update the drivers of my ethernet card from this page: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller | Realtek drivers ... Read more

A:Yet another gigiabit ethernet issue

At a minimum, upgrade the plugs on the ends of the cables to 3-piece CAT6:
Ideal RJ45 Cat6 Modular Plugs (25-Pack)-85-366 - The Home Depot

and be sure to use a good quality, ratcheting crimping tool. Your problem is almost guaranteed to be the wiring.

If you are using wall jacks, make sure they are rated CAT6 as well.

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Ok so recently my psu died in my computer I replaced it with a corsair rm-750 and I bought a new gtx 760 for my system as well. I installed it all know problem ,but when I went to power my system it told my my pcie wifi card adapter family was having driver issues. When I checked the wifi adapter in my case it wasn't getting any power so I assumed it had died. I then ordered a brand new asus USB ac56 adapter and when I booted my system it tells me "there might be a problem with the driver for the Ethernet adapter" and "there might be a problem with the wifi 3 adapter"

since it's said this I've gone through my control panel and uninstalled my Ethernet adapter drivers only to reinstall them and have it tell me the same thing. I'm too the point now where I don't know what else to do. The wifi drivers are brand new and I don't understand why they wouldn't work. Nothing I've tried has fixed the issue. Would appreciate if any of you can help so I can have my pc running before the next battlefield release. Thanks.

A:Ethernet adapter issue

So, you just installed a new PSU and your pci-e wifi card died at the same time; correct? If so, I would look around inside the case and definitely try to reseat that pci-e wifi card. IMHO, you have most likely either disturbed a connection or somehow caused some sort of ESD damage when installing the PSU. So, did you use any of the proper ESD precautions (before/when) installing the new PSU? Did you use an ESD wrist-strap?

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About one year ago I upgraded to windows 8 and have had no problem until yesterday when I booted up my compaq presario. I was not online... I went to the control panel to troubleshoot my internet connection and was told that my Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration and that "Default gateway" is not available. I am hardwired into my AT&T router (the same router that is serving three other laptops in my home without any problems). I downloaded the v1.7.0.0 driver but I'm not sure if it installed as I am still having to manually reset my ethernet adaptor via the control panel each time I restart the computer. This is very annoying since it has been working fine for over 1 year. Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> coddfish

A:Ethernet adaptor Issue

Try shutting off any other computer on the network, and shut down the presario too.

Then unplug the POWER cable from the ATT Router for a little over 10 seconds and plug it in, wait about 2 minutes before continuing - I suspect this is a 2WIRE router? More abut that later.

If your Presario is hard wired into the 2Wire, then make sure no other computers are ON and then start the Presario.

Wait until it boots up, then check your connection and see if it is connected.

IF IT IS NOT, open up Internet Explorer and by that I do not mean Firefox, use IE, and enter

And make sure your ATT account is LOGGED IN. Your ATT Login WILL BE your Primary User Email Address plus password.
Even if you do not have the full 2wire router and Wifi station, you will therefore have a Speedstream DSL hub and you will still be able to connect to it and log in to your ATT account, ATT DSL uses something like PPP, it requires a user name and password as well as a current account. But unless the Router Itself is logged in to your account, you will get No internet access to your system.

Since you say that your opther PCs are connecting, then it should be logged in. So when you get into the Device in IE, go to the Broadband settings and there shoudl be Wifi settings, make sure it is seeing your Presario.

You may need a new 2Wire Router, but I suspect you are getting an IP Address collision between your Presario and another PC on the network. You can assign static IP addresses to each m... Read more

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Hello I am currently having a issue with my windowXP Pro SP2.

last night I diabled my ethernet connection by right clicking the icon then selecting disable then I defragmented my HD the next morning i woke up to see that defragmentor was frozen at 78% well I guess it was having one of those lame windows issues so i whent to close it then when i did that my computer froze sooo I waited a few minutes to see if it would un freeze its self but it didnt so I Ctl Alt Delete to see if it would pop nothing happend so I restarted it when it started I went to start my ethernet connection but it wasnet in my connections folder nothing was in it so I went to check the divice manger to see if there was any problems in there nothing wrong in there so I checked Direct X see if it could find any issues but there was nothing there so now im in the gutter because i have no clue what wrong aslo i tried to do a system restor but system restor was not activated befor so its not going to help....

my mobo is a p4m800pro-M and it has a onboard ethernet.

A:Windows XP pro sp2 ethernet issue

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I'm running Win XP Pro fully patched. I've got a Netgear FA311 Fast Ethernet card installed and a DSL modem. To connect to the internet, I have to open my Network Connections panel and disable and then reenable the netgear adapter after every restart. After doing, so I connect just fine. Before I disable and reenable the netgear adapter status reads "enabled" but is not, in fact, recognizing the the dsl connection.

I've reinstalled the drivers as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Ethernet Adapter Issue

Do you have the newest driver installed? If so I would try one or two versions back on the driver.

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Hello out there! I'm new so I apologize and thank you in advance.. I am having a problem with my ethernet cables. I have a cable modem with a blue 25ft ethernet cable that I use with my laptop.. I can plug/unplug this cable with no problem what-so-ever (don't have to restart anything.. there is almost no interruption between connections).. however, I just recently purchased a white 100ft cable (says network patch cable-if that matters) that I can't seem to get to work.. I have done everything I can think of to make this cable work, but everytime I plug it in- nothing happens. I have tried restarting the modem, restarting my computer, even put my ip address in myself (says invalid ip when I try to connect, if it says anything at all) but nothing happens. However, I just took it to my bf's house tonight (he has dsl) and the cable worked perfectly for him. What can I do to make it work?? I was considering buying one of those female-female jack connectors to see if plugging the blue cable into the white cable would do anything.. Help! Thank you in advance to anyone who happens to see this

A:Ethernet cable issue

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My ethernet driver stops transmitting packets after 1 or 2 hours.
It does not dislay any error message.Is it wrong with driver or kernel or
hardware.Does any one know

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Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?


A:Dual Monitors & HDMI Switch: Desktop Issue

Quote: Originally Posted by rjupiter

Hi -

I am running
Win 7 Ultimate with a
GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB and
two SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Monitors.

Now I have them set to run through a Monoprice HDMI Switch because I also have my 360 running on the one monitor as well.

Now my issue comes into play, which I am not sure if its the card or not, is when i use the switch to change the one monitor over to play the 360. All the items that were on that monitors screen, like icons, folders, taskbar, what have you, gets shifted over to the other screen.

This, beyond annoying, messes me up because then i have to replace everything on the screen to the position it was, and using auto arrange would not help with something like Rainmeter which I am running. I do know when I had XP and switched over to the 360 this did not happen. So , I don't know what is different in 7 that is now making it do this but is there a way to fix it?


So let me get this straight: You have two monitors, both are used by your computer, but you want to switch one of them over to the Xbox when you want. This sound right? Have you installed the newest drivers from the Nvidia site? That card is quite old, im not sure if you're gonna get drivers for Se7en, but if not, use the XP drivers.

Oh yeah, and did you upgrade or clean install? If you upgraded, there should be a directory in you C: and you should find the old working drivers ... Read more

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I hope someone can help me to understand and resolve this issue.
I am experiencing some issues with my wireless for the past week I still haven’t found a solution for the problem, at first I thought that could have catch some type of adware because I got some window pop up on my browser and since then I have been having issues with my wireless on my laptop. I have run a test to see if I have adware, malware or any viruses but the end results are clean.
So far the issue I have with the wireless is a headache, the connection seem to be stable for a certain period of time and then drops, when it drops the reload wheel keep spinning and spinning and after a few seconds I get the yellow question mark in my wireless bar, then the connection timed out for some time (20 to 30 seconds) and gets back, the network continues to switch on/off on an intermittent basis.
When I ran the diagnostic “wireless network connection status” in windows 7 I get the following error
Problems found
“Your Computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding”
Other times I get another error which it isn’t related to the DNS server issue, but instead is telling me “The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the Internet is broken” the estrange thing is that how can the troubleshooting is tells me one thing  and in the other end the internet hasn’t dr... Read more

A:network continues to switch on/off on an intermittent basis DNS issue

“The connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the Internet is broken”
If this is true you will have no internet I mean hardware problem.Which programs you have run to see if you have malware?Download Minitoolbox -
Set ticks everywhere and click GO button.After scan is done a log will appear.Save and attach it here.

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We installed an AV controlsystem for a school. The school has provided a PC system themselves.The HP Display is connected via displayport to the computers graphic card while the VGA output of the graphic card is connected to the Extron IN1604DTP AV-switch which provides the signal to the projector via HDBT. When the PC is switched off (eighter after hold time or manually) for more than a couple of hours the local monitor will stay black after the boot sequence while the projector connected via VGA shows the mirrored content. This also happens when the PC goes to sleepmode! The IT guy has already maximized the time before sleep as a solution during the day. The problem is not encountered if the PC is switched off and back on right after again. NOTE: There is no control from the Extron system to the PC! Wiring: HP EliteDesk DC8200, HP EliteDesk DC8200, Intel Q45/Q43 Express-Chipsatz (Microsoft Corporation ? WDDM1.1) Has anyone ever had a similar problem??

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Please see following topic
Trojan.Siggen4.58009 Farbar second Wireless connection I'm not aware of

A:DNS issue, network continues to switch on/off on an intermittent basis

I have attached DDS results within this post and a link from my previous topic
On my last topic we found that there is a second Wireless connection that I am not aware of, because I don't see it, Farbar says there is another. We also found with Dr.Web Scanner Trojan.Siggen4.58009 on my (batteryCare) program since we found this Alex & Vanko have asked me to transfer my topic in this section in order to get better support on my issue.
Help would be appreciated
Thank you
here is my issue that I am experiencing
I hope someone can help me to understand and resolve this issue.
I am experiencing some issues with my wireless for the past week I still haven’t found a solution for the problem, at first I thought that could have catch some type of adware because I got some window pop up on my browser and since then I have been having issues with my wireless on my laptop. I have run a test to see if I have adware, malware or any viruses but the end results are clean.
So far the issue I have with the wireless is a headache, the connection seem to be stable for a certain period of time and then drops, when it drops the reload wheel keep spinning and spinning and after a few seconds I get the yellow question mark in my wireless bar, then the connection timed out for some time (20 to 30 ... Read more

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