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Have Windows 7 automatically switch to LAN when cable is plugged in and switch to wireless when it's removed

Q: Have Windows 7 automatically switch to LAN when cable is plugged in and switch to wireless when it's removed

I have Windows 7 Professional on my PC. In the first load I had, the PC should automatically detect if the LAN cable was plugged in, turn off the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable was now in use.
Unfortunately, I had to reload my PC, and since then I can't get it to do it again.
So, what I'd like to achieve is this: Have Windows automatically detect when the cable is plugged in, turn of the wireless radio, and change the network icon in the right bottom corner to reflect the cable is in use - and, obviously, vice versa.
Can someone tell me what I need to do, please?

A: Have Windows 7 automatically switch to LAN when cable is plugged in and switch to wireless when it's removed

There are two methods can help you.
1. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings> and right click your wired and wireless adapters one at a time to change the properties. Select IPv4, click <Properties>
then click <Advanced>. For each one, clear the "Automatic metric" check box and assign the metric value manually. Setting your wired adapter?s metric value lower than wireless adapter one, such as ?1? for wired adapter and ?2? for wired adapter.

2. Go to <Network and Sharing><Change Adapter Settings>,
hold down 'alt' to bring up the "File" menu, select "Advanced", select
"Advanced Settings" from the dropdown menu, adjust the priority of your wired adapter higher than your wireless adapter in the "Advanced Settings" window under the "Adapters and Bindings" tab.
Hope this helps.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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I recently switched from DSL to cable. No issues on DSL. Since switching to cable, I haven't been able to connect more than one computer to the wireless access point at one time. I have three computers, one running W7, one on xp, and one on Vista. All three of the computers have been able to connect to the WAP when connecting alone.

I am using a wap54g linksys access point. Setup is internet -- coax -- cable modem -- ethernet -- wireless access point

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::8445:3604:b2eb:fdc4
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:1863:b303::1863:b303
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:43bf:9ba4::43bf:9ba4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

Tunnel adapter

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . ... Read more

A:Cannot Connect More Than One Computer to Wireless Access Point, After Switch to Cable

I suspect that your old DSL modem had built in router capabilities and your new cable modem either does not have router capabilities or has them disabled and is operating as a simple bridge or gateway. In either case, the connecting computer is getting a public IP address assigned to it. Most residential broadband service comes with only one available (and usually dynamic) public IP address per customer.

If possible you, should see if you can configure your modem to operate as a router with Network Address Translation (NAT). If not, you may need to replace your wireless access point with a wireless router.

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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...

- I'm not a millionaire but I dont buy crap so keep that in... Read more

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

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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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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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Dear Support,

I have an in-house web application that accesses Windows network locations, using something like this:

<a href: file://<file-location>>Click here</a>

The internal website is added to Trusted Sites, with security settings to allow the application to open folders/files within our network.

In Internet Explorer, on Windows 7, this works fine.
On Windows 10, although this still works fine in Internet Explorer (without any messages), Edge prompts the user to confirm the irritating Did you mean to switch apps? message.
Can this be removed/overwritten/anything?!

Thanks in advance

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Yes i know it should be other way around,but i did this because i tried everything on the d-link dir-655 to get portforwarding and krap even dmz and nothing so i put my main comp on switch so people could join mt civ4 games hosting. However i have a network it works but it slow since the router is plugged into the switch. I cord goes from switch to wan port on router. I also have a second comp and an xbox i want to have assigned ips. Shaw only assigned 2. Is there a better way because when 2nd comp is in switch file transfer is way faster when it no it lik 10mb/s max very slow. The main comp cant detect other comp behind router. The 2nd comp can connect to main comp infront of router fine. Speeds main issue and jsut wondering if there a better way that wont screw me hosting games.

A:Router plugged into a switch

How old is the switch? If it is a 10mb switch then you will be limited to that.

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I was having trouble with my pavilion burning up hard drives so I purchased a new one rather than replacing it with the same one HP always done. I purchased the hard drive from Best Buy and they installed it into my laptop. I then loaded the OS and applications and drivers using the original recovery disks provided by HP. After that I updated windows XP until all the updates were completed.
My problem is that the computer doesn't recognize usb mouses. I tried using my Razer Diamondback and it wouldn't recognize the hardware. After using the driver install disc provided with the mouse it still wouldn't work. I also attempted to download the lastest drivers directly from the website and that wouldn't work. I've had two other people who are much more computer literate than myself look at the computer and they couldn't figure out the problem either. It appears that it is only a problem with mice. I tried another mouse and it didn't work either. Also it recognized other usb 2.0 equipment just not mice. My friend also said that with the current XP installation service pack 2 it should automatically recognize most usb devices even with the driver disks. Any help into what could be causing this problem would be appreciated.

A:Laptop not recognizing mouse plugged into usb port after hd switch

Hi friend....

The most likely to happen in your case is that while repairing your system they reseted CMOS/BIOS or they updated it (it usually resets itself to defaults after update). In BIOS there is an option for usb keyboard and mouse support. Since you have a laptop this option could be by default disabled. Hopefully, getting into BIOS and enabling usb mouse support will do the job! This option is more likely to be found in the "integrated peripherals" section of your BIOS setup. Then exit and save. Usually to access BIOS you have to press DEL during the POST/startup screen. You may have came across the message "Press DEL to enter setup". I cannot know many details since BIOSes have differences between computers especially laptops. Of course go ahead on asking questions if you want me to be more specific on something.

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With the user accounts on my computer if someone leaves there's on adn the screen goes to screensaver, or then long enough to hibernate, when we go back on it goes to the user account who last left it on. Just want to know if theres a way to set it so say if I left my user aco**** on and then it went to screensave that when I moved the mouse it would go to the switch user screen. So my account can still be logged on about it will show the user aco****s screen when I move the mouse/wake up computer.

A:How to set to automatically switch user??

Not possible sorry.

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I have vehicles with mobile broadband cards in them which provide a wifi connection for laptops in the vehicles. Once the vehicles return to our building, I need them to connect to the building wifi connection automatically (even though it has less wifi signal strength than the mobile broadband cards which are much closer to the laptops in the vehicles). I'm looking to have the laptops see the building network connection and disconnect from the mobile broadband wifi connection, and connect to the building wifi. This cannot be accomplished with Windows network preference ordering, and "connect to a more preferred network if available" does not seem to work either, as the building wifi connection does not have a signal strength as strong as the mobile broadband cards.

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I want to know if it's possible to create a scheduled task that switches on the computer from hibernation at a specific time, gets past the user logon screen (it appears even though I haven't set a password) and then hibernates after a certain duration.

A:how to switch on the computer automatically?

Originally Posted by yatida

I want to know if it's possible to create a scheduled task that switches on the computer from hibernation at a specific time, gets past the user logon screen (it appears even though I haven't set a password) and then hibernates after a certain duration.

can be done but why? you have to remotely access the comp?

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Hi I have an   HP Pavilion G6 2210sa withan Intel Centrino Wireless N 1030 wifi card,  runing Windows 10 x64 fresh installation Bios Version F.26 I am having issues with wireless connectivity. In device manager there are no error symbols. I can connect via ethernet with no problem. When I go into the bios F.26 and reset to default settings and start windows 10, The adapter functions fine and i'm able to connect to wireless networks. Upon restarting the laptop I'm faced with the original issue the f12 key changes to orange, and stays orange toggling from airplane mode to wifi mode. Windows trouble shooting suggests that the wireless capability is turned off. It suggests to turn the wireless capability back on using the function keys (F12). I do this and cannot connection to any wireless networks. I have prevented the computer turning off the wifi adapter power in device manager. Please could you suggest a solution?? Many Thanks in advance   

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I have a need for, upon bootup, for one user account to logon automatically so that it can run some programs, then to have another user account logon automatically. Essentially the process would be to auto logon the first user (must always be the same one) and then automatically switch users to logon to the second user.

The programs that I need to run CAN be run as a service, however I lose the ability to control them in a user account when the need arises - they weren't designed to run as a service. So, autologon and startup programs is my current method. Now, however, I need it to logon on to a second account automatically.


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Friends, I have a subform with two fields yes / no. How do you select only one field to yes?
That is, if the "A" is set to yes, you can not mark the field "B" to yes, this example is only possible
mark the field "B" to yes, after clearing the field "A".

And the reverse, ie, if the "B" is marked
and yes, you can not mark the field "A" to yes, this example is only possible
mark the field "A" after clearing the field "B".

I tried this two codes:

Private Sub Form_Current()

If Me.FieldA = -1 Then
Me.FieldB.Locked = True
End If

If Me.FieldB = -1 Then
Me.FieldA.Locked = True
End If

End Sub

Private Sub Form_Current()

If Me.FieldA = -1 Then
Me.FieldB = 0
End If

If Me.FieldB = -1 Then
Me.FieldA = 0
End If

End Sub
In the first works only with the first two records, the third record from the two fields are locked.

In the second code has no effect.

Thanks for helping.

A:Solved: fields switch yes / no automatically

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

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


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

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

And also I connected a HUB to the switch ..

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

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

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

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

Thanks in Advance


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

>>I use server 2003 at one system

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

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

get some books on Configuring Win2003 Server

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Hi, I have a Toshiba laptop and everytime I turn on the computer I have to cycle the Network Communication Switch from on to off and then on again. When I start the comp it is in the on position, but not working. I believe my network adaptors are working fine, but I may be wrong. How can I configure my computer to keep the network communication switch on when I turn on the comp. This is becoming a real hassle when I logon.

A:How do I get my wireless communication switch to start when I turn on Windows?

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I upgraded my Vaio Laptop VPCEG2AEN 64-bit from Windows 7 to Windows 10 couple of days back. Since then the Wireless switch & its green indicator light is not working. Fortunately via the VAIO Smart Network icon I am able to connect to Wifi.
Does this mean that Windows 10 caused hardware failure ? Desire to understand this behavior.

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My router has died recently and i have a switch that still works. I want to use this switch to share the internet from my cable modem over my 3 computers. I am aware they would get 3 different WAP IP addresses and this isnt a problem. What i want to know is do i need to use a Cross-over cable OR a Patch cable to hookup the cable modem to the uplink port on the Switch (I used to use a patch cable for the router)?

I have been told this will not work (using a siwtch with a cable modem) However i have used a HUB + Cable modem before with no problems, AND i have quite a few friends who do the same thing..

Right now i have the switch hooked up to the cable modem via a patch cable, and each computer gets a valid WAP IP Address, however no connectivity..
Can anyone help me??

Any advice would be great, Thanks a bunch!

A:Cable Modem + Switch?

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I have seen that their is a UPS which has a console cable which is connected to out network switch.

What is the purpose of this?


A:console cable of UPS -> Switch

For UPS management. You can have from one centralized point a sequential shut down of all UPS' as one example of what can be done.

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I just wanna confirm, is that true to use cross over UTP cable to connect switch to hub?

A:UTP cable to connect switch to hub

Yes, unless the hub and/or switch have "MDI-X" ports. In which case the device is doing the crossover for you.

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hi all,

system gets hang, pc configuration is intel 865bgf motherboard with PIV 3ghz ht processor with 80 gb samsung hdd and 266 mb ddr i reinstalled the operating system (xp pro) changed smps and changed 256 ddr but the problem still continues, when the system gets hang i am not able to use my keyboard or mouse i have to restart the system , please help me and also i have to know weather is this the hardware issue or the software issue, and also i am facing same problem with same configuration with the other customer pc .
warm regards,

A:system gets hang (it freezes) only option is to switch off and switch on

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Is it possible to switch off a laptop screen - laptop runs Windows 7 - and prevent it being switched on again, without inputting a password?

I need to keep the laptop running, therefore I can't put it to sleep and logging-off has become a pain.

I've tried the Power Options, but the display comes on again when the mouse is nudged.

I've also tried "Fn + F6" on my Acer laptop, which switches off the screen, but an accidental key press brings it to life again.

Any ingenious little prog around? None I've seen have that crucial password privacy aspect.

A:How to switch off laptop screen & password protect switch on again?

a password is is used when you are out but if you are home you don't need a password.. unless you don't trust somebody...

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WinXP Pro SP2
For some unknown reason it has quit changing from sending sound to the speakers to sending it to USB when I plug my USB headset in. Or vica versa when I unplug the headset.

I had this once before and the only solution that worked was to boot into safe mode and select "Open last configuration that worked". However, this time it did not fix the problem.

I have checked the obvious like making sure that nothing was set to mute, or making sure that the headset was working by doing the sound and microphone check.I don't know what to do next.

Any help please?

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when i turned on the computer today i found out that when i unplug the headphones i can't hear with the speakers...and when i plug them back in they work just at first i thought that it was a hardware problem with the laptop speakers...but then i decided to uninstall the audio card driver (realtek) and when i did it i could switch between the headphones and the speakers manually but they didn't switch i decided to install the audio card driver and i cant enable the speakers again...
i uploaded a screenshot so you could see what i see..might help make it faster...

thank you for your help

A:Doesn't switch automatically between speakers and headphon

Sounds like a hardware problem with the headphone jack. Most headphone jacks have a separate contact for sensing and if the contact is stuck the system will think headphones are still plugged in. You can try plugging the headphones in and out fast several times, but generally the jack is not repairable. Many Laptops have a small "daughter board" with the I/O on it and if the jack is the problem that board will have to be replaced.

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I just got Warpia Stream HD VE edition,

I got it set up and everything, but I was wondering if I could make it so when it's showing on my TV, it automatically switches over to the TV sound.

And when I turn it off, if it could automatically go back to the computers speakers.

Is there anyway I could do this?

Thank you

A:Is there anyway I can make speakers switch to default automatically?

In many systems, the automatic selection is controlled by whether the HDMI cable is plugged in or not.

In my PC, the "speakers" are set as the Default playback device. I have a Radeon HD4850 video card and if I plug in an HDMI cable the HDMI automatically sets itself as the default playback device. If I unplug the HDMI cable it reverts back to the speakers. I also use this for my recording studio PC and if I have my USB connected recording interface device powered on (and connected) that is automatically set as the default playback device. When I power off the recording device it reverts back to the speakers.

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I'm trying to use my computer as a wake-up alarm. I typically have my USB headset as my default audio device, but I also have speakers plugged in and turned on. When my computer boots up in the morning, I would like to have a script that changes the default audio device to the speakers for a certain amount of time, then changes the audio device back. Is this even possible?

A:Looking for a way to automatically switch playback device on bootup

Nothing that I know of to change the Default playback devices as you want.

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Windows 8 has this nice feature where you can set your WiFi connection as a metered connection, which is great because you can reduce the amount of bandwidth your computer uses in many ways, especially when you pay for the bandwidth you use every month.

My case is different though. My internet connection is limited during the day, but it's free 2AM-8AM. i.e, I have unlimited usage 2AM to 8AM, but the rest of the day I pay for my bandwidth beyond a (very meager) limit. I intend to take full advantage of this free internet time.

My question is:

Is it possible to configure Windows 8 to automatically set my WiFi connection to 'non metered' at 2AM and back to 'metered' at 8AM everyday?

Doing this manually is not an option, because I will be fast asleep during this time. my computer will be on though, and all updates and sync operations will be configured to happen during this time when I'm not getting charged by the byte.

Any help is appreciated!


References: Look at this for Microsoft's page on Metered Connections Metered Internet connections: Frequently asked questions

A:Metered Connections - switch automatically at given time?

Ethernet network connections can't be set to metered.

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I read a few articles on how to make Windows 8 automatically log in, yet I wantWindows 8 to automatically log in to the main account which is password protected AND automatically switch user.

I want to do this because sometimes when I turn on the computer, I walk away then come back to it. You see, the reason why I want to do this is because when I turn on the computer and come back to it to log in my account, there's a little bit of a wait time to load up the account. If the computer automatically logs in and switches the user, then when I come back to the computer, all I have to do is type in the password, and everything is already loaded in that account.

Is that option possible? It must be.

A:Automatically Log In To Main Account & Switch User

Do you really want to switch users or you want your screen password protected?

It sounds to me you want to log on and then after (say 1 minute of being idle) lock the screen. To do this you could set up a new Task Scheduler task to call this: rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

Enclosed is an example task you can import - copy the xml below into notepad and save it as lockscreen.xml (.xml attachments can't be uploaded here). You can then import it into task scheduler.
You will need to change the user (COMPUTER\USER) and may want to play with the idle time, delay time. You can do this when you import the task - no need to edit the xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>
<Task xmlns="" version="1.2"><RegistrationInfo><Date>2014-08-28T08:17:32.8816798</Date><Author>COMPUTER\USER</Author></RegistrationInfo><Triggers><LogonTrigger><Enabled>true</Enabled></LogonTrigger></Triggers>
<Principal id="Author"><UserId>COMPUTER\USER</UserId><LogonType>InteractiveToken</LogonType><RunLevel>LeastPrivilege</RunLevel></Principal></Principals><Settings><MultipleInstancesPolicy>IgnoreNew</MultipleInstancesPolicy><DisallowStartIfOnBatteries>true</DisallowStartIfOnBatteries><StopIf... Read more

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i am buying another computer and naturally i would like to set up internet on it , i thought about buying a switch and use that to share my cable modem between the 2 computers,will that work okay? i never used a switch before so wanna make sure
(btw my isp allows upto 3 ip's so i know for a fact there wouldnt be an issue there) , i know i could get a router however its more expensive and honestly i dont need the extra features,please help

A:sharing cable modem via switch,possible?

If you actually get three public IP addresses, then a switch will allow you to share the Internet. Note that if they're really public IP addresses, it's very likely that you will NOT be able to share files/printers between the machine. I know that when Comcast issues multiple public IP addresses, they're routinely not in the same subnet, so there will be no communication between the machines.

Truthfully, since a router is only about $20-30 if you do any shopping, there is no reason on this planet that anyone that can afford to have three computers can't afford the extra $10 or so to get a router and solve the problem the right way, rather than the switch.

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Okay, here's the deal...

I have 4 computers.

A 2 year old Compac Armada laptop (Pre-loaded with Win2k), with an Intel Pro 100 Mini-PCI (listed under "network adapters" in device manager)

A desktop PC, (dual-processor) home-built out of spare parts (It's a nice one tho), w/ Win2kPro,with a D-Link DGE 500T network adapter.

A second-hand HP Pavillion (This will only be here for a few more weeks tho) also runs w/Win2k, with a Realtec ethernet adapter.


A new plain-jane, "white box" PC loaded with WinXP.

I already had the Compaq & Dual Processor machines connected using a 4-port SMC Barracade router, which is connected to my cable modem. I can share files and printers, but it is a very slow and tedious process.

Two days ago I added the HP Pavillion to the network.

The XP machine is not connected to anything at the moment and I haven't decided yet whether to ever permanently add the XP machine to the network. Because my networking skills are still so clumsy, and security would definitely be a top priority with the new machine, since it will contain most of my bookkeeping and other personal information, I want to be more sure of myself
before I add that one on.

What I would like to do at this point is learn about proper networking and network security.

Right now my little network is very slow: it takes 2 or 3 MINUTES just to open a folder, or copy/paste a small file...and you can go to lunch while waiting for something to ... Read more

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I was taking apart a HP Compaq nx9010 for the first time and one of the steps was to "Disconnect the 2-wire cable that connects the switchboard PCA to the display lid switch."

Well it didn't want to come out, it wanted to break. So now I have female piece with plastic stuck in it and a couple of wire ends. I want to fix this because I believe that the effect will be the screen not turning off when I shut the lid? Which would be a waste of power.

What should I do? Where can I find a replacement cable? I've been googling but I don't really know what to search for.


A:Switchboard PCA / display lid switch cable?

Pull out the plastic connector with a small flat screwdriver or possibly some small pliers.
Then repair it by putting the two wires back in

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The network card in my PC supports 1Gbit ethernet, my 2TB NAS also supports 1Gbit ethernet, however both of these are currently run through a 100Mbit cable modem/router thus reducing the connection speed. I was wondering if I purchased a 1Gbit switch and connected all my devices directly into that, then connected it into the cable modem, would the PC communicate with the NAS directly via the switch or would it go through the cable modem?

Hopefully my attachement might explain visually what I am trying to do.

A:Connecting a switch into a cable modem.

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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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Ok, I have the internet through a [email protected] Broadband and I want to know how to switch the internet from 1 computer to another. I have a Compaq LAN card in my new computer and I am not quite sure if i installed it right. I mean like the computer configuration and stuff. What all do I need to do to get the AT&T Internet from 1 computer to the other or possibly both at the same time. I have windows 98 second edition. Someone plz help.

A:Cable Modem Switch Computers.

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Hi y'all
I intend to switch my service provider from Cable (Time Warner) to DSL (probably Verizon) So far I never had DSL...went decades ago from dial up straight to cable. Now I need help from people who are more knowledgeable than me in that area.

My actual setup is as follows: Motorola cable modem ==> Cisco wireless router ==> Computer(s)
Basically I understand that I simply unhook the cable modem and replace it with a DSL modem
Is there anything else that would need to be changed/switched/altered?

Now please tell me if I got this right:
The highest speed obtainable largely depends on the distance and quality of the phone line between the node and my house (thus being beyond my control)
Which means even if I purchase a "better" package I won't get a faster access.

To avoid monthly rental fees I probably go out and buy a DSL Modem.

Is there anything to pay closer attention to, do they all work on the same lines or are there different models for those different "Speed-packages" ?

Any suggestions as of what brand/model would be favorable?

Can you think of anything else important I might have overlooked?

I don't want to act in a rush only to find out later on that I messed up and went about it the wrong way (Right now I'm really ticked off about those TW clowns who have a monopoly on cable here in the NW and I'm known to act irrationally when in a state like I am in now

So you see I need all the help I could get
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A:Switch from cable to DSL what is important to keep in mind?

Nobody? Really?

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Hello All, This issue happens since day 1, it happens on ac and dc powered. I would like to have max performance when AC plugin, but laptop will automatically switch it back to balance mode without asking my permission.Eventhough i choose the power plan "HP optimized" when using battery, it will "help" me to switch to balance mode and this is not what i want. Please suggest some move to fix this issue.

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First situation now:

I'm using a three display system where all displays are always connected but only max two can be used at the same time (see specs).

Displays 1 and 2 are monitors, display 3 is a FullHD TV. I'm normally using 1 and 2. Display 3 is in my bedroom upstairs, connected with 15 meters or 45 foot HDMI cable. When I turn the TV on and choose PC as signal source, Windows 7 switches the playback device automatically from PC speakers to HDMI Audio Out, and back to PC speakers when TV is turned off or another signal source is selected.

To choose which displays I want to use, I use Screen Resolution tool from desktop context menu.

The Question:

Would it be possible to make Windows switch displays automatically when I turn TV on? I mean do I have to always first change displays from Screen Resolution tool, or could it with some register manipulation be an automated process? And back when TV is turned off.

Sound device can do it. Could I "teach" my video settings to do it, too?

Thanks in advance,


A:Automatically switch display w. HDMI device turned on?


Is your TV connected via DVI-DVI, DVI-HDMI, HDMI-HDMI or other?

There is a pin that feeds data from the TV to the card, so it is (in range of) possible.

Finnish Translation:
Maybe, maybe not. not working for me right now :-(

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XPS 9350 - Windows 10
Can I make Dell Audio (or something) automatically route the sounds to my headphones when I plug them in?  I didn't see any option within the Dell Audio menu to toggle that option.
I do quite a bit of work in my school's library, meaning I need to be quiet.
The problem is that when I plug in my headphones, I have to wait for Dell Audio to pop up and then I have to confirm my selection of "headphones with microphone" before any sound will go to them.  Only then will the sound go to my headphones.  While I do this, my computer starts dinging and beeping all the latest notifications for anyone nearby to hear, until I do the confirmation.
To make matters worse, if I plug in my headphones on the Windows lock screen and then sign in, the Dell Audio pop up never comes up; however, I still get the Windows notification center give me a notice, but it is non-interactive.  So then I have to unplug the headphones, wait for all the alerts saying that I unplugged something to go away, then plug them in the again.  If I don't wait for the alerts to clear, the Dell Audio selection windows won't load.  Again, the dings and beeps are going once I sign in and do all of this.
Of course, this is all provided I didn't mute the audio before I closed the lid the last time I used it.

A:Dell Audio - automatically switch to headphones when plugging them in.

SOLUTION: the pop up menu isn't clear.
If you toggle the option at the bottom saying to not pop up each time something is plugged in, it will just automate whatever it is you plug in (at least I can confirm that for 'headphones with microphone').
The way the radio button is phrased, simply sounds like it's just meant to turn off the pop up and nothing more.

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I have three computers, Win95,98 and XP Pro all plugged into a switch which is connected to modem.

Since I have no router would it be safer to put another NIC
into the XP.
Connect one NIC to the modem the other to the switch, then connect 95 and 98 to the switch?

And finally enable ICS and the firewall on the XP.

That should work shouldn't it?

A:3 PCs cable modem and switch, network security

Personally, I'd buy a router, OfficeMax has a rebate deal that you end up paying about $10 for one. ICS is a major PITA, I can't imagine why you'd want to screw around with it for $10.

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I work in an old 12 story building and have internet access on the 12th floor. I ran a cable to the mechanical room at the basement at appx 750ft length. 300feet is pushing it for CAT6 and when I tested at 750ft I was getting about 500ms when pinging.

If I place a switch (5port netgear business class) at about the 250 feet mark and another at the 500ft mark would that essentially repeat the signal so we have a faster connection?

So it would go Modem-->Router-->Switch-->Switch--->Endpoint

A:CAT6 Cable Switch / Repeater question

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I've just bought a new mainboard (socket 478 f) and since there was sadly no documentation with it i don't know how to set up the various cables from the power switch(front of case) to the mainboard... (power sw, power reset, power led +, power led - and so on) can anyone help?

"mew" - nerex

A:new mainboard: power switch cable to mb setup

need more info. What motherboard and who made it. Chances are you can download a manual of the net with this info.

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I just switched from at&t dsl to cable internet. I have two computers. they are networked (thanks to the help i received here) one is a desktop getting internet signal through a ahhh forgot what it's called...wire--uh.. ethernet thing. the laptop is getting internet wirelessly. at first the laptop received the signal from the new router, then it quit. the desktop never received a signal through the wire. With the help of the tech support person at the cable company he determined that the signal was getting through to the modem/router, but not the computers. he suggested i clean up all malware i could and try again. I cleaned both computers using SuperAntispyware. Now i am able to get the signal wirelessly on the laptop and still able to access data on desktop through the network. BUT from the laptop i cannot get the signal from the modem/router with the cable internet. I temporarily hooked it back up to the dsl router to get internet. I am also unable to access data on the laptop from the desktop computer at this time.
Does anyone have any suggestions for getting the desktop more cleaned up so perhaps it will pick up the signals properly?
I will also attach my hijackthis log.
Thank you vey much.

hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:00:24 PM, on 8/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
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Can any one advised me

I want to implement network on 6 Floor , 12-12 Port on each portion in one floor, total 24 ports on each floor keeping in mind distance between the each floors how do i connect them with fiber cable (which fiber cable i required) so speed remain constant for all floors.

How is my Idea to implement...right from server room in 1 floor where all internet connection providing to each floor. Cascading from 1 to 2 , 2 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 5, 5 to 6. UPon this i get into a low speed bandwith comparing to 1 floor Network. Does Network Gets slow by connecting through Cat5 UTP cable in cascading example.

Please adviced me.

-Thank Q>

A:How Can i Connect Gigabyte Switch to Gitabyte Switch

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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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Hi Everyone.....
So, I just got Wireless Broadband hooked up in my business. I hooked the LAN to the Router and then hooked up a 16 port gigabit switch. I have three terminals coming out of it (in the bcak of the building) as well as a line running to the front of the building. At the front of the building I have the line going into another 16 port gigabit switch. I have 4 computer terminals coming out of that switch. I AM getting internet at the back of the building .....but nothing at any of the terminals after the second switch (front of the building). Can someone help?


A:Router to Switch to Switch.....No Internet at end terminals

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Hi, guys. I have connected Huawei switch S5700-24TP-SI-AC with Cisco switch 2960 using one single fiber with LX SFP. The port is up on one side (Blinking on Huawei side) and down on Cisco side...Please help.

A:Huawei switch vs Cisco switch, How to connect

What kind of 2960 switch do you have? Have you checked the interface to verify the switch recognizes the optic and all the stats report back as normal? Are you using a Cisco branded optic? Do you see light being shot out from the optic in the 2960?

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i have this sr224 switch and i like to connect it to my giga network sr2024 switch.
now, i plug a utp belden cat5e to port 1 of sr224 and the other end to port 1 of sr2024.
what i got is the whole panel lights of sr224 will blink very fast.
is this normal? or sr224 and sr2024 cannot be paired?

thanks in advance guys

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I thought that I had this all figured out, but my dad just asked me a question about my setup, and I can't answer it.

The setup is like this:
[ip-phones + computers]-->[small switch]-->[managed L2 switch]-->[router]-->[modem]

I have several ip-phones and computers grouped into blocks of 8. Each set of 8 is a medley of phones/computers connected to a small switch

Each of these switches, in turn, will be connected to a managed L2 switch that will create 2 VLANS: One VLAN will contain all of the phones, and the other will contain all of the computers. In turn, each VLAN will have its own router and DSL modem, thereby separating the network traffic.

I know that I can use this L2 switch to make the VLANS based on the MAC addresses of the devices. However, the smaller switches do not support 802.1q [VLANs]. Will it be a problem that the smaller switches do not support VLANs? Essentially, will this setup work to split up network traffic?

Thanks once again,

A:Computer, switch, switch, router, modem

I have the same DELL switch for my phones. You PoE will not carry across the linksys switches, so that is the first problem.
Next are the computers attached to the phones? Or does each device get its own drop?

And whats this about 2 routers and modems? Thats a bit over kill!! QoS would do the trick.

I would run all the devices off the Dell and attach the computers to the Phones (most IP Phones have a passthrough port) Configure the Dell with trunk ports with the Computer VLAN passing untagged traffic making it the native VLAN. While having the phones on a Tagged VLAN(If you phones conig allows you to set the VLAN in its config great! If not you can bind the MAC to the VLAN). The you create a QoS policy giving the VoIP traffic priority!

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Sir I am from india guwahati i am using windows xp os my problem is that the newly software installed file and video any type of file are deleted from the computer automatically when the computer switch off but the system old file are not deleted. i scan whole system using symmentic endpoint protectio and use advanced system care and use pc tool and antispyware but the problen is still in my pc please give me some suggestion such that i can find out the solution and cure the system . i search lot on internet i dont find the proper answer. my email id< email removed>

A:install file and (any) Files got deleted automatically when the computer switch off

Hello Kushal! Please don't give your e-mail id in the posts. Its not advisable. So please edit your post and remove it.

Secondly,I don't think this question is in the right forum. So I'll be requesting a mod to move it to a correct one so that you can receive help.
As far as I've seen Advanced System Care (ASC) is downright harmful. Bought down a hell for me. So, I'll personally advice you against its usage. Try to remember, has the problem started after you started using ASC? Have you tried to do registry cleaning with ASC?
If yes, then maybe you can try a system restore to a time when a problem was not there.

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Dear all,

I found this forum by intensive googling for an answer to this question. As I found nothing, I hope I can get smarter by simply asking you all, thank you for reading!

I have a laptop (Dell XPS M1330) running Vista Home Premium 32bit featuring an HDMI port and, as far as I can see, a soundcard called SigmaTel High Definition Audio. I regularly watch videos on my LCD TV using HDMI and I am constantly annoyed by the fact that the audio output doesn't automatically switch over to HDMI when the cable is connected (or vice versa when the cable is disconnected). One would expect it to do so as this is how it generally works when f.ex. headphones are connected and indeed, on my laptop, the audio switches from speakers to headphones automatically without any problems.

My solution to the problem is to manually change the default output device to HDMI and then restarting the media player. I cannot see why this operation cannot be automatic, and therefore I ask of you all if there is any way to accomplish an automatic switch from speakers to HDMI when an HDMI cable is connected.


A:Switch audio output device automatically between HDMI and speakers

Yes. I have a 64 bit system that also has an HDMI plug that I have hooked to my Sony TV. It works perfectly and switches off automatically when my TV is not in HD mode ( this is the output title only ). However, I have tried to hook the speakers that came with this Acer 64 bit Vista and it tells me " No Audio Output Device is Installed ". I have reverted back to the monitor that has a built in set of speakers with a separate plug for them, and they still don't work either. I would have to think there is an answer somewhere. We cannot be the only two people wanting our PC's to pull double duty.

A little help ?

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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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Hello TechSupport people,

I am relatively good at installing and troubleshooting smaller sized networks... I am having trouble with one of my customer's networks and I think I have the problem narrowed down. Please help me if you see any corrections or issues.

I have a customer with a FS726T switch and ~20 computers connected to this switch running DHCP assigned addresses. The switch is assigning addresses in the 10.0.0.xx range.

The customer currently has an old T1 line coming into a Cisco router, which then directs traffic to port 20 on the switch.

The problem is, we are replacing the old T1 line with a newer 50mbps cable connection. The cable company pre-configured their router with a static IP address the 68.116.xx.xx range. The Subnet is also different than the Netgear's subnet. I would like to keep the old T1 connection in place. I believe they have data that needs to go to their mainframe/backbone server at corporate.

I cannot log in to the cable modem. IT is an SMC SMCD3G with a staic IP. I tried changing my PC's IP address to the same gateway but cannot get into the cable company's modem, even using a static IP with the same gateway as the modem's gateway address. I don't want to reset the modem/router and lose the cable company's settings.

I am pretty sure for the devices to communicate, the following has to be true?:

1) Cable modem and FS726T must be on the same 10.0.0.xx IP range?
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A:Netgear FS726T switch and SMC cable modem connection

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Hello,yesterday I bought Desktop Switch TL-SF1008D so I can connect my cable internet with 2 computers...Problem is when I connect all cables to Switch(modem+1st computer+2nd computer)only 1 computer have internet and other one after troubleshooting says "local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration",I made Homegroup Network and joined with other computer too,now under "See full map" I see my both computer--Switch--Gateway--Internet and when I check on other computer "See full map"(computer that don't have internet) I see just Both computers--Switch.

My question is how to set up to use same internet on 2 different computers in same time via switch.

A:1 cable modem+2 computers on 1 switch internet problem

Just now friend told me that I need router first...Is that true?

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I need some assistance with our network at the office. We recently switched from having our data and voice being managed through a T1 and a phone server on site to having a cable modem and a virtual PBX.

Previous set up was T1 Line -> Box from T1 provided -> one line to the phone server and a second line to a SonicWall Firewall which then went to a couple of dell switches.

We have switched to a cable modem with 5 static IP's and a virtual PBX. Tech support for the PBX company suggested we configure our net work as follows.

--->Router---> Switch that connects to all phones
Cable Mode --> Unmanaged switch--|
--->SonicWall--> Switch that connects to computers

I configured the router for the phones and that works with no problems. But, when I configure the SonicWall with the information provided by our cable modem provider it worked but the SonicWall said it needed to restart after configuration so I clicked restart. Then the the internet connection wouldn't work and I couldn't get back into the SonicWall.

After numerous attempts at powering down the SonicWall and switch I finally was able to access it again and then the connection disappeared and finally I got access back again and reset everything to how it was on the T1 line.

The WAN setting on the SonicWall are as follows:

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I am having a strange problem connecting Wireless ADSL2+ modem to an 8-port D-Link DES1008D switch. If I connect the Wireless ADSL2+ modem to my 8-port switch with a short 1-meter long CAT5 cable, then it works well without any problem. No losses shown on ping (no losses even with 65500 packets, using ping –l 65500 command). But if I use a long CAT5 cable of around 12 meters, then it does not connect at all. Light on the 8-port switch is not stable and it keeps on blinking and ping just totally fails. I tried changing cable too using CAT6 (assuming that first CAT5 cable may be defective) and then I even used another 8-port switch (one of same D-Link model and one other of Intex make) but no difference, same error. I also tried 4 different ADSL2+ modems (2 wired and 2 wireless) but same error on all of them.

Now strangely, if I connect the same Wireless ADSL2+ modem directly to my computer without any switch in-between using same cable, then it works. I even joined both the cables to make it a total of around 25-meter length, then also it worked without any losses. Means without switch, no length issues while connecting Wireless ADSL2+ modems to PC.

I tried using straight and crossover cables but same results. Switch is unmanaged so it is supposed to handle both types of cables but still I tried just to be sure.

Now one more thing, I replaced 8-port D-Link DES1008D switch with a 16-port D-Link DGS1016D switch, then it worked. So it means, that 8-port switches cannot... Read more

A:connecting adsl2+ modem to switch using a 12 meter long cable does not connect

The only thing that comes to mind is some fault in the specific switches you're using. Are these cables you fabricated, or commercial cables? I'd make SURE they're wired correctly.
CAT5 Cable Wiring Diagram


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I am trying to get ride of my satellite modem with a cable modem. The satellite modem is actually on cards inside my Dell. Anyway, I have an the satellite modem, a WinXP, and a 98SE networking fine through a Kingston KWS800/WG switch. I simple unplug the RJ45 from the satellite modem and plug in the cable modem -- then things get nasty. The XP can surf the net through the cable modem but now cannot see (or find) the 98SE system. If I unplug the cable modem and wait a few moments, then the XP and 98SE are able to communicate.
Any ideas how to remedy this awful mess?

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I am having problems accessing the internet on both of my PCs using the Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port. When I go to the browser and type in a website address the page does not load and I receive problem loading page. Any help would be appreciated, also I am running Windowx XP. I have the other PC that is running Windows Vista plugged into one of the ports on the router I also can't access the Internet on the PC that has Vista installed when using the router, but I can access the Internet when I connect directly using the DSL modem. Also the Port light and Internet lights come on and down in the bottom I get the yellow triangle with the exclamation point that says limited or no connectivity. I done the ipconfig on the computer that has Vista installed and got the following information.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::71b2:6b5c:4b65:cd69%10
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e0ca:88e7:92a8:1d86%13
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch BEFSR41 Problem:

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Hello all

I just installed 4GB ram on my 32 vista and it only recognized 3GB in the os (vista 32) and all 4GB in the bios. so I decided to use the /3GB Switch, by using that command in bcdedit, it all worked good. The problem is now I have 3069 mb physical memory and ONLY 209 mb Kernal Memory!!! so I used the "bcdedit /deletevalue IncreaseUserVa" and bcedit said it worked successfuly so i restart my pc and it STILL had the same memory! so right now im stuck with only 209 mb Kernal memory! any ideas on how to fix this? I looked all over google and found nothing. Should I keep these settings or try and fix it?how do i fix it?

A:3GB switch will not switch back, vista 32!

I am not too familiar with those commands you speak of, but I do have a question: Is the video card built into the motherboard? If so, what amount of system memory is being shared with it? Besides that, I have no more ideas to offer you. Sorry

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We are moving to a new office location. The guys who will be setting our network is proposing the following equipment:

1. 3Com 24-port 10/100 mbps switch
2. 24-port Patch panel
3. 6u data cabinet
4. 1u cable management

The new office will be a 2-floor building with around 40 computers. I asked some of my friends who are more expert on network setup and told me typical switch (Linksys, Cisco) will do if we need to save some money.

What do you think? Thanks a lot!

A:Is 3Com 24-switch necessary or typical switch will do?

Well, first off, I'd be specifying a gigabit switch for expandability, I can't see investing in a 10/100 switch in 2010! If you don't need a managed switch, or need to save money initially, and unmanaged switch will probably be significantly cheaper.

In point of fact, if you want to go really cheap, you can get away for less than $100! switch&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

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I understand that a hub is more like a party line, where all devices hear and read data before sending it to next port, and a switch is advanced hub. But, what is a router. I know what a wireless router is, but they say a router is more advanced than a switch. Can you buy a non-wireless router?

Also, can you connect 2 switches together? So, Modem-----to Switch----to Switch----Computer

And both switches have other devices connected?

A:Hub vs Switch vs Router/ 2 Switch Story

you CAN buy a non-wireless router--but--the two I found on Amazon were only 10/100 (most modern systems use gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000) but wired are generally cheaper than a wireless router(the Cisco below is NOT cheap)--however--it's not necessary to use the wireless part of the wireless router as most have at least 4 ports (wired).

Yes you can connect switches together but they won't allow for multiple computers to connect to the Internet (at least not easily nor in a way that makes sense).

What devices are you trying to connect together?

wired routers: TRENDnet 4-Port Broadband Router TW100-S4W1CA (Black): Electronics Cisco-Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch: Electronics

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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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im connectiong a switch to a switch, what connection do i use straight or cross.


A:switch to switch straight or cross

standard rj45 cables

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I've searched the forum and could not find an answer to this problem.

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine where at the login screen the "Switch User" button is missing and so I am unable to clear the last user.

Just about all the results I got back on this topic was how to re-enable the "Switch User". This doesn't help because I can't login to make the change.


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Hey all,

I had to reinstall Windows Vista to my laptop, and when I restarted it to see how it was working the wireless button wouldn't turn on. My laptop is the type that has the button above the keyboard that normally turns blue when it's on and available to connect to a wireless network.

Does anyone know how to go in through the Run prompt to get to the administrator settings to reactivate the wireless button? I found it online at one point, but I can't remember how now.

A:Wireless Switch

Is the wireless driver properly installed? Meaning in Device manager, there are not "!" marks?

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I have 2 pcs, one is connected to a high speed cable modem and linksys router, and the other is wireless.

I need to switch them around, but am wondering if there is anything special I need to do.

Can I take the wireless card out of my pc and put it into the other one or should I just buy another wireless card?

Also, I have the old ethernet card from before, but can I just put that where the wireless card is now?

How do I go about doing this switch? Is there any type of configuring I need to do?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

A:Wireless Switch

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I have an e-system EL3103 lap top and am trying to connect wirelessly to the net but the only way I can do it at the moment is to use ethernet link up. I need to find out how to turn on to wireless but don't know where the switch is.
Can anyone help me. This is a PC world purchase and came with no manuals.

A:wireless switch

i will move to networking

First lets see if you actuall have wireless on the PC

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} > network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

for windows 7
start > control panel>
System and Security>
Device Manager

The switch will be a physical switch anywhere on the PC
or a combination of F keys

there maybe a manual online - i'll see if i can find

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Hi, Just updated my version of Windows 8.1 to 10, however since doing so I am unable to switch on my Wi-Fi. I have ran all the updates from Windows, ran all the HP Support Assistant updates, updated the HP drivers and still no luck. Followed the self help suggestions, yet still unable to click the Wi-Fi 'On'. It just toggles straigh back to the 'Off' position. Prior to the Windows Update, the wi-fi was running fine. any ideas/help would be great! Cheers DP

A:hp 250 g4 wireless - Will Not Switch on

I had the same problem.  I reinstalled the latest bios from the offical site after the install was completed I restarted the laptops and the wirless was switched on. Hope this works for you to. Thanks MC

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A:Cant find wireless network. possible wireless switch problem.

Some laptops need drives to activate the appropriate "FN" designated commands. Did you reinstall the PC recently?
Are you near a network you can connect to? Go to library, most of them have free Wi-Fi.
Also you can try to activate the card manualy. Go to Control Panel > Network Connections > and right click of your Card and "enable"
There is a low chance of this happening, but led might have burned out. Let us now how it went...

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hey everyone, I ve got a very strange problem, I'm using an Acer 2920Z notebook which I upgraded it to windows 7, everything works fine except my wireless switch light, it works reversely!!!! when wireless is on the light is off and then when I push its button the light turns on but the wireless goes off.
I have already checked, to upgrade the driver but Acer support center doesn't have any windows seven drivers for this model. SO PLEASE HELP

A:Wireless LAN switch light

Considering all the things that could go wrong, Id just live with it.. You could check for any driver updates for your computer to see if that solves your problem...

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Fill out Your System Specs with "System Info" please.
See here: System Info - See Your System Specs

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Driver is probably a generic wireless driver that windows update has installed. Try and get hold of the driver from Fujistu site...

I found these:

Download the ones that apply, seems as though they ship the li1718 with a variety of Wireless cards.

Also check your Wireless settings in BIOS (if any)

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A:Turning wireless switch on

With my Dell the switch is the Fn + F2 key combination, with the F2 key denoted with a blue tower antenna icon. I think in another thread somebody said the switch on their Toshiba is on the front and is cleverly disguised to look like simply an indicator.

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A:Acer E1-510 Win 8.1 x 64 - Wireless Switch (Fn + F...

If you are not already at the 2.14 bios version, update the bios. Try the wifi. Go to Device Manager, right click on the wifi adapter and choose Update driver software.

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Also, when I went to shut down last night (Well, i put it into 'hibernation' mode...which means it boots up quicker), it just 'hung' saying what it was going to do....i accidentally closed the lid, then opened it back up.....i tried to reboot, but it wasn't having it, so i took out the battery hoping that would help....which it did, then i booted back up......i think this may be the reason i can't connect.......i've switched off and put back on all my router plugs etc, but to no avail.i can still connect to my desktop ok.
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Any help appreciated guys!


A:Wireless switch not working! Help!

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The laptop came to me, with Windows 7, installed in it.
Thank you.

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hello ,
first i spill liquid gel on my keyboard. it spilled on bluetooth , volume , enter , shift area.

so it messed my keyboard function. but then i let it dry for like 9 hours. then i on it back. my keyboard function well. but unfortunely my wireless switch does not turn on eventhough i press it. but my bluetooth function well.

how to solve it ? my os is window 7 home premium n my laptop is acer 4736Z.

help me ! ;(


The spill may have damaged some circuit under the keyboard which is related to the wireless chip. If you've never worked on laptop repairs before, let a repair centre take a look at it. They may be able to repair it.

You can also probably send it to Acer for repair if you contact them first, but without a warranty they will charge a lot of money.

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thanks in advance people ,

dougiemcvey ....

A:gateway wireless fn+2 switch

are you sure the Key works and not stuck at all?

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A:Is there a wireless switch on an Aspire Z3 All-in-...

What operating system are you running?
Also, can you provide the first 10 characters of your serial number?

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A:Can't find my Wireless Switch

Hi kruss08, and welcome to TSG.

Page 26 of the Aspire 5920's User Manual shows the location of the WLAN (Wireless LAN) On/Off switch.

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

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

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

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

Is this possible?

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

Am I missing something?

A:wireless AP as wired switch

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

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i cant seem to connect to my wireless router. works fine whn i plug in my PCMCIA wireless card.
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i have also checked under Control Panel>system>device manager>hardware>Network card and checked if the Wireless radio option isn't switched off from there. It isn't.

i have updated the driver yesterday but to no avail.
so jus wondering how do i get the thing to work ? ideas pls.


A:Wireless Radio OFF. Switch on, how ?

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A:wireless switch not working

Make sure you've installed a driver for your wireless card. You can find one here.

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Type ipconfig /all

Then click on Command Prompt in upper left corner > Edit > Select All

Then hit the enter key on the keyboard. This puts the ipconfig information in the copy buffer and then paste the results in your reply.

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