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Wired to Wireless Seamlessly

Q: Wired to Wireless Seamlessly

Hi Everyone,

I just got a brand spankin' new notebook and am very happy with the wireless connection. However, there are times when I have my notebook plugged in and want to go wireless. I was just wondering if anyone knows a way to do this without being disconnected from everything I'm working on?

I've got an Inspiron 5150, running Windows XP Pro.

Thanks,

Jett

A: Wired to Wireless Seamlessly

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?
 

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Hi there,

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

cheers,
Mark.
 

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network sequence.

Verizon DSL Modem bridged to Cisco wrt57g router (which handles the wireless) and then a 8 port switch which all but the laptop is plugged into. wired machines can see and interact with laptop, laptop can see wired machines but can not log in to any across network. (network not found)

the wireless shows the name of the network, wired does not.

also, is there just anyway to reset network settings to start fresh? I don't even want to get into this homegroup thing (which I seem to have 4 of and they all have the same name, what ever happened to workgroups you could name?)

A:wireless won't see wired. wired sees wireless

Welcome to the forum Avix.

To get out of those Homegroups just leave them all by following this guide. Homegroup network only works with Windows 7 machines.
Homegroup - Leave

If you have other Op systems in your network you have to use either the Work or Public file sharing options. If you need to reset you can either use ipconfig commands or just reset the router and modem then follow the set up procedure for your router.
ipconfig - Windows Command Line Utility

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

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A:Wireless printer not printing from wired computer after connection by wireless lapto

Wireless printers can be connected both by USB and wireless simultaneously. However, I have come across many that say they should but don't do so easily. Sometimes they have to be setup wireless first then USB and others vice versa..
In my opinion, it is probably the best option to add the printer to the desktop through the network. Then there should be no problems with setup. Hope that helps..
 

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

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

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

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

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

Also show ...

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

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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

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Hi,

My laptop can't connect to my router, everyone else can but mine just wont connect. It has connected to the internet through the router a couple of times but it will only last for a minute or so and then the connection would be lost.

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My wireless card detects the connection but it just can't connect to it. When I tried to set up the router using the provided installation CD, it detected said that the modem wasn't being detected.

I appreciate any help I can get on this!
 

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A:Connected to Wireless router both wireless and wired no internet

Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q...r=lang_en&newwindow=1&sa=N&tab=ff&oi=froogler
 

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thanks laura
 

A:2 wireless desktops and 1 wired desktop and 1 wireless

linksys 54g wireless router, which can be used for the wired machine also.
 

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I can run the lines needed to connect these two computers but wireless would be easier to get going.

I am just wondering if wireless is secure enough.

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I guess what I am saying is would want the computers connected about once a week for a few minutes and then break the connection as easy as possible but also securely.

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I'm not sure about the others, but i have tried this and its safe.

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Is there a quick way to check which programs / shortcuts need to be changed? Or (better) is there a way to change these paths automatically?

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Use subst cmd to fool things they are still in the same location Subst

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Seamless? Probably not.

Here's something that will probably work, but it's not seamless. Install the Silicon Image raid drivers on the current setup. Do an Image backup with something like Acronis True Image or Norton GHOST to a non-RAID drive. Install the new RAID controller, restore the image back to the new RAID array, and boot up.

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That's the difference between consumer-grade wifi equipment and the premium stuff which costs big bikkies. The latter can seamlessly "roam" when a user moves through an office building with her laptop, always establishing an association between the wireless NIC and the WAP with the currently strongest signal.

What you want is probably impractical unless your wifi NIC drivers export "accessor" functions which would allow your code to poll for or subscribe to events corresponding to significant signal strength changes. Then you'd have to code the solution yourself (unless the NIC manufacturer already provides a utility or sample code), and that would be far from a trivial exercise.

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ok here is what i have.
main desk top is and has this
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3200+, x86 Family 6 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152625 MB, Free - 23954 MB;
Motherboard: First International Computer, Inc., AU31, PCB 1.x, C0E4B02720
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
it also has a belkin usbwifi
alltel 3g air card.

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

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

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

lets see an ipconfig /all

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

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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

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

You should uninstall the audio drivers and then google them for the latest, Microsoft won't always detect the latest drivers. Also check your event log when you get a chance and see if it mentions anything about driver performance. You can also check this in the performance panel of the Contreol Panel.

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A:Runas Domain Admin for a program seamlessly everytime

You need it to run as Domain Admin or as a Local Admin. Domain Admin would probably be really bad policy.

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Still trying to get this network working right again. Everything, wired or wireless can see each other and connect to each other EXCEPT a Dell Mini 10 (w/ Windows 7 Starter). Now the Mini can see any other wireless laptop, but can't see or connect to a wired computer.

I can get the IP address on the mini and ping it from any wired computer and get a timeout. If you ping it with the computer name, it gives path not found error.

Running Windows Firewall and MSE AV. Checked all the advanced setting, tried all the IPV6 fixes, double checked all the sharing settings. VTW, the other wireless laptop (Vista Prem) can see the wired computers.

Anyone know why it would see anotehr wireless computer, but not the wired ones? I keep thinking something in Windows 7 Starter is the culprit, but that is what came on it.

A:Wireless sees Wireless, does not see Wired

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dnelms


Still trying to get this network working right again. Everything, wired or wireless can see each other and connect to each other EXCEPT a Dell Mini 10 (w/ Windows 7 Starter). Now the Mini can see any other wireless laptop, but can't see or connect to a wired computer.

I can get the IP address on the mini and ping it from any wired computer and get a timeout. If you ping it with the computer name, it gives path not found error.

Running Windows Firewall and MSE AV. Checked all the advanced setting, tried all the IPV6 fixes, double checked all the sharing settings. VTW, the other wireless laptop (Vista Prem) can see the wired computers.

Anyone know why it would see anotehr wireless computer, but not the wired ones? I keep thinking something in Windows 7 Starter is the culprit, but that is what came on it.


Are the IP's assigned from the router? Not static IP?
Are you using homegroup?

Ken J

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The hub is cabled off of my wireless router. The two PCs that are cabled to the hub are a laptop running XP and a Windows Home Server. I have one share on the WHS mapped and can access all files there. I can also map another share if I type in the server name, but can't browse for it.

A:Wireless laptop can see other wireless PCs but not wired ones

Hi tukatz,

What happens if you manually try and browse to the wired machines in explorer? For instance by typing \\<IP address>\<shared folder> into the address bar in Explorer?

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A:Wired and Wireless

Closing dupe to: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/569345-vista-tcp-ip-ports.html
 

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A few network questions ....
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2.What is the advantage of duel channel 5mhz and 2.4mhz?? I get only fair coverage @5hmz and excellent coverage at 2.4mhz. I tried all the various settings Fair is the best I get.Did I waste my money??

My tv is hard wired...Any advantage to wireless @ 5 Mhz even at Fair signal? I get 125mb with a fair signal.

A:wired or wireless??

I think the consensus is that hardwiring by CAT5 is the best for HD video such as blu-ray and AVCHD. If you don't want to string the wire, then you have to live with what you get.

Look at this for a discussion of the dual channel 5 Mhz-

New 802.11n Routers: The Best Wi-Fi Yet | PCWorld

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What I am looking for a a pair of transmit/ receive units which will be transparent to the rest of the network.

Any ideas
 

A:Wired to Wireless

You need something like the SMC or D-Link WAP. Here's the model that I recently ordered for a client to solve the identical issue, I haven't received them yet.

D-Link AirPlus Enhanced DWL-800AP+ $68.00/ea
 

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I received a Westel 327w wireless modem when I subscribed to Verizon DSL. I am only using one PC and have no intention of adding another.
Why wireless?
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A:Wired vs Wireless

in short...yes.

As far as speed, you probably wouldn't notice a huge performance decrease, but wired is DEFINATELY safer unless you take the extra precautions that wireless networking requires.

edit: Now that I think about it, there probably won't be a performance decrease since DSL doesn't have too much bandwidth (256Kbps I think).

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I have a Netgear ASDL wired router with two PCs connected. I've bought a laptop and want to connect to the router using the laptop's wireless card.
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A:wired to wireless

You'll need a wireless router; before buying you should check that the two routers can be configured to work with one another. Alternatively, upgrade your ADSL Modem router to a wireless ADSL modem router such as the DG834PN or DG834G(2). This will probably be the cheaper option, because you can flog the old router on ebay to offset the cost of the new one.

Also check out the LinksysbyCisco website as their products have been well recommended recently.

Slainte

midders
 

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A:Wireless to wired

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A:Wired & wireless

How many ports is the hub?

Cheapest way would be to buy a wireless router and hook it up to the hub via a LAN port (instead of wan port) and configure the router to have all DHCP and settings like that on the router OFF.

The little more expensive but easier to set up way would be to buy a wireless acess point and hook it up to the hub.

The best way would be if the hub already has all the ports used then buy a switch (switches are better than hubs) with a few more ports than you currently have and swap it out with the hub. Then hook up either of the suggestions above.
 

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TerryNet said:

Connect the modem to router via ethernet, connect PC to router via ethernet (that thing does have one ethernet LAN port, doesn't it?), troubleshoot your wireless problem.

Better yet, buy a wireless 54Mbps router with 4 port switch to replace the Actiontec. As an example of the deals that can be found, Friday I ordered a refurbished Netgear from CompUSA online for $15 plus shipping.Click to expand...

Hi,

I have the set up you recommend. I can access the internet ok, but can't get machines to see each other. Any suggestions please. Thanks. (I've already posted a query at http://forums.techguy.org/networking/461470-wireless-adsl-router-xp-home.html)
 

A:Wired and Wireless

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

In your case, since you already have a thread going, please don't post to another thread, continue in the original thread.
 

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Hi Experts,

My problem is that I can't get the internet through my wireless router, even though it says I'm connected and I can ping my isp- no browsing, msn, anything. I can however get wired access..I'm using that now.

Initially, since the problem exists on the 2 computers in my place, I thought it must be a broken router, so I ran out to pick up another- but the problem is the same.

I recall a few weeks ago that my AVG picked up vundo and I allowed AVG to delete it. I think the problems started about then. I can occasionally get wireless access, then after 10 - 30 mins it cuts me off. It has gotten worse since.

I ran the vundo tool I just found here and it didnt find the problem. I've also run a few different kinds of reputable spyware removal tools (not on the blacklist on these forums) and removed a bunch of cookies and thats it.

Here's my HJT log, I hope someone can help me out:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:17:14 PM, on 9/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobi... Read more

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My home network uses both Win XP Pro and Home. I use a wireless connection on all computers for the internet. No problems there. I would like to use a wired connection for file sharing, printer sharing and some network gaming. The problem I have is this. As soon as I plug in any computer to the wired router (which does not have an internet connection) that computer starts to look for the internet on the wired connection instead of the wireless, even when already connected and downloading something wirelessly. It will only return to looking for anything on the wireless when the wired connection is lost. How can I fix this? How do I tell windows to look for the internet and mail on the wireless and everything else on the wired? Can it be done?
 

A:wired vs wireless

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I have two computers, one is running Xp home and the other is running Vista home premium. I thinking about setting up a home network. My main objective is to get the Xp machine hooked up to the inter-net for the kids. I am new to the network hook up stuff. I just added a pci network card to the Xp machine with out to much difficulty. Now my next step is to get it on the internet. If a home network is the way to go then I am all for that. If not what way is best. Next big question is do I use a wired or wireless router. Which is more secure? Is speed effected using either a wired or wireless router? My main goal here is to have the fastest speed possible and with the best security protection available. So is wired better, faster or is wireless. Right now I do not have any hardware that is wireless, so I really dint need a wireless setup. Although the wife will be finishing up her bachelors degree on-line, but she will have to make a once a month visit to the campus for a face to face meeting and they require a laptop with certain specs. and that has wireless capability. But this is not in the near future, about a year away for that. Would it be better to go wireless now or wait for some new and faster wireless technology. Thanks for all the help.

A:wired vs. wireless

Just a question before trying to answer: Which type of Internet connection do you have? (speed)

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I have a Netgear wireless router, is it possible to network the two computers connected to it if one is through eathernet (running mac) and the other is connected through the wireless signal (a xp home edition with a netgear wireless usb adapter)
 

A:Wireless & Wired???

No problem, as far as networking is concerned, the only difference is wireless is slower.
 

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I am running a home network with two pc's linked via a wired router, could anyone let me know if i could also run a wireless link off of the router?

Configuration at the moment is - cable modem>router>pcx2.
 

A:Wired too Wireless?

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Hi all,
This may be a stupid question but, I'll ask it anyway. I currently have four computers that I would like to network together. Two upstairs and two downstairs. The two downstairs are already networked together with a cat 5 cable. I would like to add the two upstairs to the group but there is no easy way to run the cables. Can I set up a wireless network upstairs and somehow have it connect to the downstairs network?
Thanks in advance
Don
 

A:wired and wireless together?

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I have a few computers that will work in both a wired and wireless environment. I plan on telling the users if they are connected with an Ethernet wire to turn off wireless.

But my question is what if wireless is available and you plug in a cable for wired. Which one will the computer use?

Thanks.

Jim
 

A:Wireless & Wired

Most computers will use the wired connection by default.
 

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I have to set up a network between two offices (soon to be three) on a farm. The question is do I go wireless or stick with wired?

The distance is 50m as the wire runs, or about 30m as the crow flies, but with no line of sight.

I have a telephone company coming out to lay a phone line where the wire would go, and they said they'd lay the network cable at the same time for me.

I was going to go wired, but asking about, it would be possible to set up a wireless link, even without line of sight, between the two using decent omni-directional antennas or, if that fails, directional antennas (pringles tubes ).

So, my question is do I go wireless, and what antenna-type kit would I need, or wired, in which case what grade of casing on the Cat.6 (may as well future proof) wouod I need to run along the outside of buildings?

Thanks all,

Drew
 

A:Wired of Wireless?

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hi there,
i have a netgear cable wireless router(on the second floor) and am thinking of getting Hauppauge MediaMVP (which will b on the ground floor) the problem is that this requires a hard wire connection to the network (no wireless capabilities).

so the quesition is; how can i turn/use the wireless connection into a wired one so i can plug in this device into the network?

thanks

----
XP pro
 

A:Wireless to Wired

The Hauppauge MediaMVP has an Ethernet port? Then a Wireless Ethernet bridge (WEB). Locate the WEB with the Hauppauge MediaMVP. Connect the two by CAT5 cable. WEB talks to wireless router over the airwaves.

As you are already on Netgear then http://www.netgear.com/products/prod_details.php?prodID=209&view=

Other examples include: http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=36&prid=432 and
http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/products/we800g/default.asp.
 

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i'll assume verizon will hit me with data usage charges even if i do wireless lan file transfers??

if so, i'll assume that i have to do wired lan for transferring file between my 3 W7 workstations?

A:wired or wireless lan

Hello,

Data File transfers has nothing to do with the Data Usage, you're not on unlimited plan with Verizon?

You may do unlimited wireless/wired file transfers and won't affect your data usage plan with Verizon.

Streaming Music/videos, downloading/uploading files using wired/wireless internet connection will affect your data usage.

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hey guys first of all i know this may not make sence but. im gona ask anyways. i was looking at a pc with both wireless internet and and a wired connectiong going at the same time. but the internet creeps and times out. if you disable wireless it seems to work fine.

doe that make sence. with the two types enabled would they conflict.. never really heard anything about it on if it would or wouldnt but i figured id ask.
thanks
 

A:wired and wireless on pc

Are they connected to the same Internet source or different networks?

Let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

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

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

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

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

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Howdy folks!

Sadly yes I'm back, but for a completely different reason this time, a rather odd one at that.

As of 4am my time, i lost my ability to connect to the internet. For the life of me i could not figure out what was wrong. I tried reconfiguring the proxy settings, checking the router settings, even tried logging on with an mmo just to see if i could make a connection to the internet in case it was something wrong with firefox. Nothing worked.

Out of desperation i went into the connection settings to see if anything unusual was going on. I remembered that I had an old wireless router setup in my home network, but had deactivated it a long time ago. At any rate i went into the settings, turned it back on, and viola, i have access again. Went back yet again and disabled the wireless and hooked back into the wired setting, lost the ability to connect like before.

I have checked all the wiring and it doesn't appear to be a loose connection or worn out wiring. I'm out in the woods on this one gang, could really use some advice.

Thanks in advance.

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So recently I moved my modem (DLS Gateway) from one room to another. In doing this I unplugged the Ethernet from one computer and plug it into a new one. There isn't a problem with the new computer being wired, but the one that used to be wired won't find my wireless at all. It won't even find other networks it just keeps saying that it's not plugged in to the Ethernet. My question is how do I get the computer so that it can find wireless networks.
 

A:Wired to wireless

It would help to what the computer manufacturer and Model number is. Desk top or Laptop?
 

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Have a small home based business. I am presently running cable modem with LINKSYS ROUTER and also HUB to run 5 computers. I have a laptop I would like to put on the network and hoping I can purchase a wireless ROUTER and use it just for the laptop. Can I plug wireless cable into the wired router and run it like that. No need to make all the comptuers wireless, just need to add wireless to the laptop only....how do I do it?
 

A:Using Wireless and Wired together?

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Thanks in advance for reading my post and for any assistance you can provide.

In the process of upgrading my home network to optimize performance for new home entertainment gear . We have a two story home and my internet service is DSL from AT&T (6mb/s max down). Modem w/ built-in 802.11g is located in the master bedroom as we have only 2 phone jacks downstairs and neither are in ideal locations for anything except plugging in a phone.

So my first dilemma is whether to add a phone jack in the family room. This way I can move the modem there do wired ethernet connections to most of the equipment. Biggest challenge there is getting to the location in the attic where the line would need to be dropped inside the wall.

So I will be dealing with one of two scenarios -- 1) modem in master connected via wireless to family room equipment, or 2) modem in the family room with wired ethernet.

I have purchased two new Wireless-N routers in the last few weeks to see which best meets my needs or perhaps to use both together in a router & access point set up. One router is the TP Link TL-WR1043ND which offers gigabit ports AND a USB connection for connecting my external hard drive but this router is single band 2.4 Ghz only. The other router is the Linksys E2000 which offers selectable dual band (not simultaneous) and gigbit ports as well but this one has no USB connection.

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A:Best wired/wireless set up for me?

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i have wire modem

but im thinking about wireless
will it go faster??

well duh yes

i have 768kbps well actually 860kbps
my download is about 86kb somtimes 90 but 86 stable

will it be raelly faster?

A:wireless or wired

It all depends on what wired connection you are comparing with what wireless

the commonest Wired connections run at 100Mb/s whereas the commonest wireless networks 802.2g run at 54Mb/s wired connections range from 10Mb/s upto 1Gb/s whilst wireless runs from 11Mb/s to about 250Mb/s so there is some overlap in the ranges.

However any internet connection is based on maximum allowed by the ISP which in your case would be 860kbps which is way below the network speeds of either wired or wireless, so would not be effected by the switch.

Generally wired connections are faster that wireless but only really apply to local networks

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I want to connect another computer to my cable internet.
Can anyone tell me what is better; wired or wireless. I believe the wired is suppose to be less costly & more "secure".
Would appreciate your help..thanks
 

A:Wired or Wireless?

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Hi,

Just curious as to whether this can be done. Here goes:

I have a wired network with an SMB four port router and a Linksys WAP. I run W2k Advanced server with DHCP and the two computers on the network get their IP address from the wired network. I use the WAP for my wireless laptop.

However, I also have three other computers in another room that I would like to network, but have no wire access.

I can install a wireless PCI card in one of those computers and then possibly share that one connection with the other computers, maybe by putting a wired, second nic card in that first computer. Is there a way to multihome this setup? Can the wireless card get an IP via DHCP from the WAP and the wired NIC card can be used to create the rest of the wired network, giving each computer a static IP address?

In essence, I am trying to get a wired network to connect via a WAP and wireless NIC to create a wired network where none exists?

Does this make sense?

Thanks,

David
 

A:Can This Be Done--Wired and Wireless

I'd setup the wireless link with static IP addresses, I think you'll have better luck. The easiest way to do this is with something like the the DWL-900AP+ WAP, it will allow the two segments to be connected, and you can use a small switch/hub for the second segment. If you use a wireless NIC in the machine, you'd get into bridging to a wired NIC in the machine, etc., kinda' sloppy.
 

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I was just curious if anyone was aware of any type of adaptors you could pop into a network card and a hub to make that connection wireless? Does that make sense? Ya know, plug a little receiver into the card that includes a little antenna or something and communicates with something you've plugged into one of the ports on the hub?

Wishful thinking probably!
 

A:wired --> wireless?

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Hello, I would like to receive a better signal and speed on my wireless network but i'm not exactly sure as to how I should set it up.

I'm currently using Wireless G, and the connectivity is horrible with a NETGEAR router. I want to know if i should just bring a cable up to get rid of wireless or hook up 802.11n wireless.

Is wired or wireless better, and is it worth the upgrade from 802.11g to 802.11n.

Thank you.
 

A:Wireless or Wired

Wired will ALWAYS be better than wireless. Wired connections are faster, more stable, more secure, and easier to configure. Wireless has one real advantage, it doesn't need wires.
 

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I am having a cable modem installed in a couple of weeks and have to make a decision whether to go wireless or wired. Any helpful advice which way to go will be appreciated.
 

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hewittfe,

It mostly depends on what you plan to do, where you plan to have every thing (router, computers, etc.).

If you are just planning to surf the 'net then wireless will suffice. If you plan to do a lot of file transfers between computers then wired would be preferred. Routers are pretty cheap these days so I would recommend buying a wireless router since most come with 4 wired ports (Linksys even has one with 8 ports) and you can disable the wireless side until you are ready to use it.

If you plan to use laptops at all or plan to put the router in one room and have computers throughout your house, then wireless is easier (in theory since depending on the construction of your house and other wireless devices around can quickly limit the range of the wireless router).

To summarize, buy a wireless router. Run cables where you can. Use wireless when needed.

Good Luck!
 

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I've been using just a desktop PC, connected via USB to a Virgin Media cable modem. This has all been working just fine. Note: this PC is NOT wireless enabled.

Now I've bought a wireless laptop and got a Netgear router from Virgin. I ran the installation CD, plugged in the cables as directed and it all worked fine. Strong signal, fast conection, everything A-OK.

But I still need to connect my old PC to the internet. My current configuration is: Virgin cable line --> cable modem --> ethernet cable --> Netgear router. How do I connect my old PC now? USB from cable modem to PC? Or modem to router and then a second ethernet cable to the PC? Or something else entirely?

Help!
 

A:Wired and wireless together ??

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I have a laptop at work that is LAN wired to my companys ntwk. I just added a wireless AP and an adsl connection to utilize he laptops built in wireless LAN adapter.

I am running winXP home on this laptop.

At present I must disable the wired lan to use the wireless, as my browser connectons always seem to want to use the wired LAN. When I do this i can connect to the internet OK.

Is there a way I can configure this system to utilize the wired LAN for company intranet sites and the wireless lan for the internet sites automatically??

thanx.....d.
 

A:Wireless and wired LAN

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Hi everyone.

My current home setup is as follows...

Cable modem to a Linksys router (non-wireless) to a laptop. Pretty complex, isn't it

I was wondering if it is possible to introduce a wireless router to my courrent setup? Essentially, I want to keep my non-wireless router active/in use, but I want to have the flexibility of going outside to my backyard with my laptop, using a wireless card.

Any suggestions or recommendations to the above would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

A:Wired and wireless together?

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I have a Netgear WGR614 54 Mbps wireless router, and a Linksys WMP54G wireless PCI Adapter installed. My wireless router is on a different level than my PC with the wireless adapter is on...
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A:Wired vs. Wireless

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Hello all,
I'm in need of a security system and i'm confused on which one to purchase, a wired system or a wireless system?/ I happened to read an article about the pros and cons of wired and wireless system http://www.fire-monitoring.com/benefits-wired-vs-wireless-security-cameras/. Which system have you used?? I need some suggestions on which one is the best.
 

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I currently have two computers on a home network sharing DSL via a wired linksys router. I just purchased a Linksys Wireless AP + Cable/DSL Router with 4-port switch. I only have two wireless pci adapters to utilize among 4 computers. Question is...How do I get them all on the same network. Is it possible to install the wireless network with the two cards I have and somehow extend the network using the hardwired router? Hope this isn't too confusing. I also would like to network two of the computers to one epson printer. Any suggestions or am I asking for too much? three of the computers will be fairly close to one another one will be in the basement. Equipment I have right now:

Lynksys wireless Ap Cable/DSL Router
Linksys 4-port wired router
Netgrear 4-port Ethernet Hub
2 PCI Lynksys PCI wireless adapters
Network Cable Cat-5
Crossover Cable

 

A:wired and wireless together?

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I'm running Windows 7. I set up my PC to connect to the Internet via wired ethernet. My ISP is FIOS. Everything was perfect. I wanted to test my wireless connection so I activated my wireless connection to compare performance and ensure my hardware was working correctly. Everything worked. Now I want to switch back to wired Internet so I went into the Control Panel/Network and Internet and I'm lost as to how to drop the wireless connection and go back to my ethernet wired connection. Can someone advise me as to the step by step process to do this?
 

A:Need To Go From Wireless To Wired

Right click the Wireless Connection and click Disable. You can Enable it when you want to use wireless again.

If this is a laptop, usually there is a separate button above the function keys or on the front of the computer, or a combination of Fn and a function key (F2 for HP) with an antenna symbol marking it, that is a wireless on/off switch. Turn off the wireless. Just remember to turn it back on when needed.
 

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hi, i have a laptop and i use it alot at home where i have both a wired and wireless connection, will my connection speed be faster if i use both together?
 

A:wireless and wired

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Hi,
I came here after spending a long time of trying to figure out my problem. The problem is, my router will send a signal strong enough to my room because of the thick walls. I have a wire in my room that I connect to my computer for internet. I also have my xbox and other internet enabled devices that I would like to use. Is there some way I could buy a router for my room that gets the internet from a wire? Could I use my computer as a router? Please help.
 

A:Help with Wireless and Wired

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I have a WinXP and a Win98 networked for internet sharing through a D-Link DI-604 wired router. I have cable internet. Both computers connect to the router via ethernet cables. What I was wondering is: 1. Can I add my WinMe Laptop via wireless card and another WinMe desktop computer via wireless?
2. Can anyone tell me the average range "as the crow flies" that you can be with a wireless connection? Thanks soooo much.
 

A:Mix wired & wireless

You can certainly add wireless machines to the network, but you obviously need a wireless router. Since they're available cheaper than a WAP in most cases, I'd just replace the current router with the wireless model.

The range will vary widely, depending on the specific placement of the WAP and the clients, the specific hardware models, the actual construction of the building, etc. It's impossible to give numbers that would be more than a WAG.
 

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Hello Everyone. Here is what happened the guys came and set up my router everything works i have wireless, but if I want to plug in the Ethernet cable into my laptop the problem is I don't connect to the internet. I looked at guides on how to set up my wired internet but none of them worked. when I enter my router's default gateway into the address bar it takes me to the online config to the router which tells me that I have a static IP. I am really lost can someone help me? Thanks in advance. (windows xp)
 

A:From Wireless to Wired.

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I am currently doing a research assignment for university, the chosen topic is the option of Wired and Wireless connection for use of the internet.

If you can enter your choice I would be gratefull.

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A:Wired or Wireless

I have both in my home.I use the wired for my desktop, the wireless for things like Netflix and the times I have my laptop home from work. I still don't like the idea of my surfing the internet just floating around in the air..

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My desktop computer has a comcast modem and a Netgear router. I have connected them both to each other and i wired the netgear router to my desktop computer. Since they are right next to each other, i thought that the signal would be automatically full bars. But it isnt. So i am trying to make it so my PC gets wired internet connection that goes though my modem, router and my computer so it can directly be connected through. Even though my desktop is wired to the router (which is connected to the modem) it shows that i have a connection bar, which means that i am connected to the internet wirelessly. I still need my router since i have two other laptops in the house. Right now the two laptops work fine but i want it so my two laptops get wireless internet while my desktop gets wired. Please Help!! Ask any questions if you arent sure of what im trying to say.
 

A:Wireless to wired

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Not sure if this is a dell issue or a wireless issue, but hopefully this is the best forum for posting this question. Last week I installed vista on a dell laptop and reinstalled all new drivers. If I connect the laptop via a cat6 cable the internet works fine. However I cannot seem to get the wireless portion to work again. It is turned on in the BIOS. Is there something else that I forgot to do?
 

A:Wired, but no wireless...

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I am in need of a new printer seeing as our HP OfficeJet K60 had to put down its impressive 12 year struggle of being a surprisingly long-lasting machine. Going back into this market makes me want to be particularly careful because in my opinion, printer problems can only be. . . an utter nightmare. They are God-forsaken demons that no human being should have to torment with. My main concern now is well. . . networking! There are plenty of nifty things printers can do these days, but I need to be sure I have a printer which can be networked reliably. My current setup:

1 desktop, 3 laptops, all running Windows 7 (some 32, some 64 bit)

I need to be able to network the printer to all PCs. My first set of initial questions are:

1. Let's assume I have a printer that only has wired connections (Ethernet port) available. Are there ways for me to avoid using Windows Workgroup to share this printer? Shouldn't I be able to connect this printer right into my router using an Ethernet cable and all my PCs should be able to connect to it wirelessly? Are there ways of doing this without using a print server?

2. What are the advantages of having a wireless printer as opposed to a wired printer? Let's assume that I get a wired printer to work as proposed in my first question. What features would the wireless printer have that the wired printer would not?

Any help for these questions would be greatly appreciated!

A:Am I better off getting a wired or wireless printer?

I've gone with a combo of both wired and wireless. Our household has two desktops and three laptops and I run a wired set up for my desktop and laptop while on my desk via a usb switch but the other desktop and all laptops can print scan and work wirelessly with no loss of features or speed.
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...54395&CatId=21
This is my new HP printer and it's outstanding and expandable. Wired or wireless and regularly sold for 169.00 - 175.00 its a great value and highly recommended.

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We have 3 or 4 people that have laptops with centrino wireless. Im about to install a wireless router. For these laptop users, is there a way they default to a wired connection when docked, but if they undock and walk around the building, have it "fault" over to the wireless. Is this possible? Thanks!
 

A:Using Wireless and Wired Connection

Shouldn't be a problem. That is how I have my Mother in Laws computer setup. Her docking station has a lan port on it and she also has a built in wireless card. I didn't have to configure anything on the computer. It just works as far as I know.
 

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In a nutshell, I have a dell inspiron laptop that will say connected to a signal, but the browser will only say web page not found. At first I thought it was a browser issue, but then found it connects just fine with a hard line setup via a lan cable from the router. I have ran scans with malwarebytes, spyware doctor, avast, kaspersky internet security, and ad-aware externally finding a few infections. I also have uninstalled the wireless driver, and reinstalled from a fresh driver download from dell. Still says 'connected' on the wireless, but the browser says 'cannot find web page'. My wireless network is working fine as I have 4 computers hooked up wireless and working fine. I also have tested the laptop on surrounding signals to be sure it wasnt just something about my network the laptop didnt like. same results all around.
Any ideas what to try next?
 

A:Wired LAN connects, but not wireless

let's get some documentation of the configuration.

Connect via Ethernet and then attempt to also connect the WiFi (ie both at the same time).

Now get a Command Promt (Start->Run) and then enter ipconfig /all >myTCP.txt

Attach myTCP.txt to your follow-up and describe the OS and Version of your system.

Has the WiFi EVER connected to your router?
Have you used your system at a hotspot (assuming a laptop)?

 

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Looking for a good solution for our users to EASILY switch between a wired and wireless connection and doing this without administrative rights, we currently have users who are taking up 2 ip addresses by connecting to our network with both the wired and wireless connection.

The machines in question are all XP SP2, I am sure this is a no brainer for most but I could use some advice to make this as EASY as possible for our end users.
 

A:Switching between wired and wireless

have them go into device manager and disable the wired or wireless NIC
or setup hardware profiles
 

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Hi all! I have 2 PCs connected from Wired (Desktop) to wireless (Laptop). both are running Windows XP HOME version. They join the same workgroup . I've disabled firewalls on both PCs, so the two can see each others. Now the Desktop can access file on the Laptop without any problem. Howerver, when trying to access file on the Desktop, the Laptop received an error message "You do no have Primission....Please contact your System Administrator....ect...."
Can somebody please help me?
 

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It's a network thing.

I've got 2 XP machines and a wireless network for them both to access the internet. I need to share files between the 2 machines but want to do it over a wired connection for reliability.

I installed 2 NICs, used a crossover cable, set up a workgroup and then set up the file shares. It still seems to use the wireless network for the file sharing though when I want it to use the wired one.

How can I make it use the wired connection only for the two machines to talk to eachother? I still want to keep the wirelss connection too (for internet access)

Help needed please!
 

A:XP wired / wireless prob

If the laptops support turning off the wireless NIC power, do that and they will stop using the wireless connection. When you need to access the internet again turn the power back on.

The wired connections will probaly need to have static IPs set in them on the same subnet for the communications to work.

Try 192.168.10.2 with 255.255.255.0 subnet mask on one PC and 192.168.10.3 same SN for the other.

Give that a go.
 

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Hi
i just did 2 speed tests 1 wired and 1 wireless. it is showing my result as the same on both how is this possible? i was always told wired is always faster than wireless. my isp is sky (UK) i am on there upto 20mb unlimited deal but was told i can only get 8mb but actually never see anything over 6mb. with sky there is no usage policy so i cant be getting capped right? so my question is! Is there something wrong with my connection or am i just being paranoid? i am proberly classed as a heavy user lots of DLs and plenty of Xbox Live & Ps3,
 

A:my wireless speeds are the same as my wired

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I have a DI-514 D-Link wireless router. I have a desktop wired to it and trying to get my laptop hooked up wireless-ly to it. Currently the wired works fine to the desktop and to the laptop. The router status shows that it is sending packets wirelessly and the DWL-650m adapter status shows it is sending packets. The problem is neither are listening to the other. Is there a method to test either? My OS on both is WINXP pro.
Thanks,Rich
 

A:wireless/wired question

Can you get on the internet with the laptop, but you can't browse shared files on each computer? Did you try browsing by the ip address of each computer? \\192.168.0.xxx intead of your computer name like \\Laptop?

BTW
:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
 

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i have eircom broadband. its connected to my dlink router which i use for the laptop in my house.the dlink is connected to my desktop and everytime i disconnect the dlink from the desktop the internet turns off. i want to be able to run both my desktop and laptop off one wireless network on my dlink.
 

A:turn wired into wireless

Please describe your network including the brand and model of all devices and how they interconnect.

And then please describe your problem or question.
 

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I have searched the forum an although I know this topic has been covered before, I can't seem to find it, please excuse any redundancy.

I have 3 machines, all running latest XP. Two desktops, one laptop. The main dektop is wired through the nic to an actiontec GT701-WG DSL modem/wireless gateway. The laptop and other desktop are running wireless. I have set up a wireless network and the laptop and the wireless desktop can see each other. All three can see the internet. The main (wired) dektop cannot see the machines on the wireless network. What simple step have I missed to bridge them together? Thank you in advance!
 

A:Bridging Wired/Wireless

Welcome to the forum, SpecOpsPB.

There is no special bridging that you need to do.

Have you set all 3 computers into the same workgroup with unique computer names? Enabled File and Printer Sharing on all 3? Can you ping the wireless computers from the wired by IP address? By name? What about pings of the wired from the wireless?

What do you mean by "see"?
 

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Hi,
You have a really helpful site, I've learned a lot. I'm a newbie and this is my first time posting....here goes. I have a Dell desktop with Verizon Broadband DSL which uses a Westell VersaLink Gateway Modem/Router. My desktop is running Windows XP. I recently bought a Dell notebook and would like to set it up wireless so I can access the internet anywhere in the house (within reason, of course). According to the specs, the notebook has a 56k modem integrated card and an Intel Pro Internal Wireless 802.11 b/g 54mb ps. The notebook also runs Windows XP. My question is.....how do I go about accomplishing this? I'm new at this and would like to learn how to configure this small residential network with maybe some add-ons in the future. Any help is very much appreciated. I know this is probably very minor for most, but for me it's more than I've ever done so it's a start. Thanks very much for anything you can tell me.
Happy new year!
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A:Wired/Wireless Internet

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Hi

Recently my Dell laptop's hard drive stopped working so I replaced it with a new one and installed XP and the Dell drivers. The new drive works fine except for wireless internet access, although it will connect if I wire it.

I'm using a Netgear DG824M modem/router at home and have 3 other laptops that are working fine.

I'd really appreciate some help as I work from home.

The laptop is right at hand so I can try any suggested fixes or let you have any system info you need, quickly.

Thanks in advance

Cacker
 

A:Wired access ok - Wireless not ok !

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I just got home from my vacation only to find my internet stopped working. I tried a few things like resets and trouble shooting none of this worked so I hooked my laptop to a wired a connection and amazingly it worked. I figured the router had just had some little hic up and was back to working but as soon as I unplugged the cable it went back to not working. Heres all I know my router is a netgear wrn2000 model, my laptop is not the only thing that can not connect through a wireless connection as my ps3 and itouch can not. Also my laptop is not the only thing that can connect through a wired connection as my xbox can too. According to my laptop I have full signal strength but says I have no internet connection, a weird thing is that at one point the wireless did work but really slowly and would drop the connection pretty quickly. If any more info is required for help please post and I will tell you. ANY and all help will be much appreciated as I have been at this for a few hours now.
 

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Hello, I have a laptop (windows 7) connected wirelessly to the internet. I have a pc (vista) without a wireless card so I want to connect it via a wire to the laptop to get internet. I have done this but I cannot figure out how to get the internet.
|Vista|___wire___|7|->> <<-|Router|
It is not possible to connect the pc directly to the router.

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Welcome to 7forums Ocelot! gr8 name BTW

edit: sorry, here's a tutorial.

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Hi. i made a new partition in Win7 for WinXP and it installed fine from a disc.
WinXP is awesome, but i have no internet. i took some pics of my device manager and more.
please view them, and the comp is new, worked b4, has wireless, also both ethernet/network cards are picked up but not recognized. (drivers???)

and real quick, i still have win7 on my main partition, how do i use Win7 FOR NOW until i find a solution? All help is appreciated thanks a lot!!!
here are the pics i made



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A:No wireless or wired drivers

What's the make and model of the computer? You'd do best looking at the support site from the computer maker. Look for the model under their support link. They should provide drivers that model computer.

To get you started (and at least networked), it looks like your wired Ethernet connection is a Realtek device.

Go to Realtek drivers HERE. Look through and select the XP driver entry that comes with the Auto Installation Program. Save the zip file to your Desktop, extract files and then run the Setup.exe file to install. p.s. The driver entry name reads: "WinXP, Win2K, Win2003 Auto Installation Program (SID:1483333)"

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You can try to fix your dual boot config with EasyBCD (scroll to end of screen to find their free download link). The problem happened because you installed XP after Win 7 and XP overwrote the Win 7 bootloader. See HERE method #1.

Good luck!
 

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I need help with a wireless VPN connection.
I have a work laptop that is using the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.
At home I have a brand new Linksys E2000 wireless router. I setup the router and it works very well for normal internet traffic with 3 different computers.

But the problem is when I try to make a wireless VPN connection on my work laptop. The VPN connects, but then disconnects.

However, when I connect my work laptop to the router with a cable, I CAN connect to my work VPN just fine. I really need the wireless to VPN to work.

Do you have any ideas?
 

A:VPN works wired but not wireless

Does anyone have any specifics on what I should check?
I have seen many other people on the forums with the exact same issue I am having. I have tried many solutions that i have seen that corrected the very same problem for other people, but none of the solutions have worked in my case.
 

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I have a Linksys wireless-b router, minus the wireless adapters or wireless cards.
Is there anyway to configure the wireless router, so it can be used wired?
I use dial up now, going to go cable.
Thank-You
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I'm having a problem where I factory reseted my Asus laptop and the wired and wireless connections are gone. These are the devices with problem: 1) ATKWMIACPI Driver 2) Ethernet Controller 3) Network Controller 4) Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller. Can you help please?
 

A:Wired and wireless connections gone

When you go to your Device Manager, are the drivers and controllers completely gone or are they disabled?
 

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