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I want to use a Netgear DG834G at an ethernet switch

Q: I want to use a Netgear DG834G at an ethernet switch

Hi All,

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

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

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

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

I am sure that it shouldn't be as difficult as this to set up - can anybody help me?? Incidentally, I have always plugged the vonets into port 1 on my netgear.

Thanks in advance


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setting the country and security level etc seems a bit flaky in this router, keeps losing settings, even after apply...sometimes the password option window doesnt appear.....I eventually got the settings to stick, logged out ( maybe this is the magic bit ) then logged in again and the settings remained....not sure what the tick box Set as WAP actually does !!

anyway, the security must be the same for WAP and router, my Virging superhubac hadSecurity Mode
WPA Auto



WPA/WPA2 Enterprise


the DG834G V3 has
not sure what i can chose as the same as the WPA PSK (TKIP) appears not to be selectable on the virgin hub...
any ideas please ?

A:Netgear DG834G as a WAP

strangely enough my virgin hub seems to rvert to WPA auto each time the hub is turnd off and on again.....set hub to WPA PS and it worked fine, even managed to connect another WAP from the first WAP ( daisy chained ) and workd fine...
the only strange thing is that if i then remove the WAP devices and plug directly into my laptop ( as I did when setting them up ) I am unable to communicate with them....using their new IP adresses I assigned.....I can log out and in ok, until they are connected to the system, once removed I cant connect with either of them.....cant think why.....not an issue, just reset to default and then make changes SSID etc.....

Making changes to the wireless settings on this router is difficult, often the WPA password box is missing, then it forgets the settings, seem to need to log out and in several times, before it remembers them...odd behaviour

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hi all
im having aproblem with my netgear dg834g which is a version 3

i can log on to the net and run my ntwork but the pc is telling me that the drivr is no good or something to that effect....

can anyone please help me out wit a new driver.


A:netgear dg834g

routers do not need drivers - can you be specific on the problem

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i have a netgear dg834g v1 router and from what ive read it is not supported by vista or netgear
so my question is would i be better going for the dg834g v4 or the v5 as both of these support the tcp/ip operating systems

from what ive read on other sites people are saying that the v5 has a cheeper chip set and the version v4 runs better

has any body had any experance with both of these routers and if so which one would be better going for

thank you

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hello all
im using my router for a laptop and pc (laptop will be wireless i hope) i can acsees the net from my pc but when i tried to acsees thru the laptop i have no signal. now ive checked to see were the rpoblem lies by going to my friends house who also has a wireless and i picked up a signal in next to 2 seconds and was surfing the net on the 5th can somone help me please any help will be appreciated

A:netgear dg834g

Have you looked in the settings on your router at home? Make sure it is set to allow connections? Do you have WEP encryption enabled? If so, is your laptop set up to send the proper authorization key?

Your manual should tell you how to access the router settings with your web browser.

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I recently got a netgear wireless router and am having trouble getting internet connection sharing to work.

How would i set up the router so that the client computers can get the information they need through DHCP from the computer with the internet connection?


A:ICS through a netgear DG834G

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Good Evening
hope someone can help

i have a netgear router dg834gt and netgear switch gs608

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

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

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

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


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

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i recently got a netgear dg834g and i got it all hooked up. updated the firmware and set everything to be obtained automatically then called my internet provider and registered the mac address with the company and still couldn't pull up the ip which leaves me with no internet on that modem. if you have any knowledge on this topic please let me know. thanks

A:netgear dg834g ip problems

You have to power cycle the modem when switching the device connected to it. When having problems like now, unplug modem and router, wait at least 10 minutes, power up modem and then after a minute power up the router.

If still no go, look in router status or logs for any hints. Then it's probably time to discuss with your ISP's tech support.

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Hi ive got the above router and ive had it for about 3 years now and for a matter of interest how long should I keep a router its working fine but is there a time limit to a router.

A:Solved: Netgear - DG834G v5

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3293 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 424843 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, G41MXE/G41MXE-K, 1.0,
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I am unable to access my Netgear DG834G router by entering which I have done OK in the past. Help please?

A:Solved: Netgear DG834G

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I am trying to set-up a Netgear DG834G wireless router. It is not a new one, but one that we used a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, I don't have the old username and password. Is there any way around this issue of getting into it to configure the new broadband settings?

Urgent help is needed!!!



A:Netgear DG834G config help please

Reset the modem by taking a paper clip and pressing the reset button on the back of the router, while still powered on (about 10 secs)
Open the browser and type in the address bar, hit enter
User name : admin
Password : password

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I have a Netgear DG834G wireless ADSL router which I use to connect to the internet on a desktop PC about 20 feet away.

It has been running perfectly for nearly a year but has suddenly stopped being able to pick up a signal. It can sometimes 'see' the router and connects and then the signal goes again. I have no new electrical equipment causing it problems and none of my neighbours have any wireless kit.

I have even brought the router to the PC and put it besides my PC but now when I scan it doesn't even find the router in range. I have tried resetting the router and reinstalling the drivers for the card but to no avail.

I am convinced the router is faulty.

Any ideas please?

A:Problems with Netgear DG834G

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Hi there - first time poster. I've looked around on the forums but have yet to find anyone with the exact problem I've been experiencing so any help would be appreciated.

I am attempting to set up a wireless network including two laptops (Wireless) and a PC (DSL) using AOL silver and a Netgear DG834G router.

Having followed both the Netgear and AOL startup guides and connecting the network up as recommended, I am finding that the DSL connection to the PC works fine, and that the laptops both recognise a good/excellent connection from around the house, recieving 54mbps.

However my problem arises that no internet applications work on the laptops such as internet explorer, firefox, or messenger; it is as though there is no connection despite the wireless applications recognising the connection as described above.

Plugging the laptops into the router via DSL results in them working fine and recognising the connection and working as normal; it is just when I attempt wireless.

Another problem is that once the laptops are "connected" to the network, the PC stops connecting to the internet in the normal manner, instead, bringing up the 'page unrecognised' screen (i'm sure you know the one!)

I appreciate that I have probably left out several vital details so please request any more information you require.

Many thanks

A:AOL Silver and Netgear DG834G

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Please don't say "tough" because it's AOL. My fiancee has AOL and will not be swayed. I have installed a Netgear DG834G and its all working ok. BUT....msn messenger no longer signs in and the kids are going to start an insurrection any minute. There is a PC connected via CAT5 which is the PC that will not sign into msn. It worked fine and the AOL diagnostics don't help. Apologies if this is the wrong forum.

A:Netgear DG834G Plus the dreaded AOL

Log into your router and make sure your MRU and MTU settings are at 1400. Should be listed under the WAN settings.

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purchased dg834g 3weeks ago now can`t get it up and running . i am on aol broadband gold (and prozac) working fine with `bt` modem . been thru install process for router many times now pc will not auto detect settings i.e. ip addresses and the like all settings on pc seem to be correct i.e auto detect settings aol help have been thru set up blamed router replaced router with same one after much shouting at shop still same out come will not connect to netgear website (no ip addresses) any advice on setup would be of great help ,does my pc need to have something enabled to allow routing
have changed the mtu to 1400 as advised screen name lower-case password 8 characters long even tried auto install download from aol same result will not connect to web .
thanks in advance for all help guys

A:netgear dg834g can`t configure

thanks for all the help people i`m still totally lost without you

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I'll be upgrading from 32 bit to 64 bit win 7 pro on my Thinkpad x200. Currently using a netgear DG834G v5 router/adsl modem.
Will the router be compatible with the change from 32 to 64 bit O.S ?

A:Win 7 pro 64 bit + Netgear DG834G router

The router's functionality is independent of a computer's operating system.

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Hello, I hope somebody here is able to shed some kind of light onto this problem (AOL tech support have no idea!)

I've recently recieved my new wireless router modem from AOL (Netgear DG834G v3) but I am having a problem installing it.

I have connected the modem exactly how the installation disc instructs to the very finest of details a number of times but keep getting the same problem:

ERROR: The Connection could not be established with the remote host
The router has not been detected. Check your cables are connected

I am using a USB to Ethernet adopter as I don't have a Ethernet port on my computer. I'm running AOL 9.0 on Windows XP with Service Pack 2.

I hope somebody can help. Thank you kindly

A:Help Installing Netgear DG834G v3 with AOL

I took pity on no-one replying to you.

Where do you get this error message?

Are you able to log into the router's http interface?

Step 1 is get rid of the adapter and get yourself an ethernet card or a wireless adapter.

Give me a make and model of your computer and I'll tell you what to buy.

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Hi one and all,

I am trying to update the firmware on my Netgear DG834G wireless ADSL Modem / Router and having some problems. The router was originally supplied by Virgin when I was using them as an ISP several years ago (which may well be a contributing factor in the problem).

The firmware is well out of date so I thought I would update it to take advantage of any improvements, however it fails to update everytime I try. I have tried the reset utility provided by Netgear (can't remember exactly what it was called now as I am at work) and that wouldn't even see the router when I tried to run it.

I am trying to do it via my Toshiba Satellite Pro A120 laptop which has a wired connection to the router (all other machines in the house are wireless). It can acess the internet fine, access the router setup information and change it all OK, just won't update the firmware.

Anyone have any thoughts on how to do some form of hard reset with the latest firmware version.


A:Updating firmware on Netgear DG834G

Your DG834G may really be a Virgin specific Netgear model "dg834gsp" and can not be updated with standard DG834G firmware.

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hi everyone,
I recently purchased a dg834g wireless netgear router. I have got it working fine via ethernet cable but am having trouble getting my SMC wireless card to talk to router. Even if i turn off security on router I can not connect......any ideas or addresses of manuals or forums relating?

A:connect SMC card to netgear DG834G

Can you be more specific--can you detect your network? If so, what happens when you try to connect? While trying to connect please show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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hey there. i use a netgear dg834g router to connect about 8 computers to the internet. however, i was hoping to block 2 of the computers (both attached wirelessly) from access to the internet, without blocking their access to the network. is it possible? if anyone could provide some descriptive instructions (i only have a very basic knowledge of networks) i would appreciate iy


A:netgear dg834g blocking options?


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I have connected two pc's via the above router but cant view any web pages etc. It is a refurbished product so Netgear wont give me any phone support - what a load of c**p. The two pc's win2k and xp respectively.

I have checked with my ISP (Demon UK) and i am pinging (whatever that means) their server. i have enabled the connection icon in the task bar am can confirm packs are being sent and received.

My first query is - is the router faulty, the green adsl light disappears regularly is this a sign of a fault with the router. My adsl line is perfect with my previous speedtouch modem and never loses its connection. Do i need to remove the speedtouch program from my computers?



A:Solved: Netgear DG834G problem

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I've been trying for days to log into my router to try to enable encryption,

Each time I get ''log in failed'' System Authentication Failed. Please contact your system administrator for the correct information

I've tried everything suggested on the page below, nothing works.

My Internet connection through the Router is fine, no problems, 48.0Mpbs at the moment.

I had previously phoned the support line twice because the encryption code they gave me didn't work, all it did was stop me from connecting to the internet, no joy there , they just talked me through exactly what's on the troubleshooting page above, suggested it was a problem with the wireless card.

I'ts since then I can't connect to the Router.

I've spoken to IBM support, ( lovely people logged the call and phoned me back, cheapest support call ever )
we've tested everything and they assure me it's a problem with the Router, only now I can't get in to change anything.

I've mailed Netgear Support twice, once Saturday then again Tuesday, no reply yet so I was hopeing someone here may have a few ideas.

It's a new IBM Thinkpad R51, running WXP Pro.

A:Solved: Netgear Router DG834G

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Hi All,

I have been trying (without any luck) to disable the internet in my house between certain times of the day using the schedule feature in my router.

The model is a Netgear DG834G, and if I'm reading the manual correctly, all I need to do is untick the all day box under "time of day" and enter start and finish times using the 24h our clock. So in my case I want it to block the internet at 23.00 and come back on at 10.00 in the morning.

I have been trying different times of day etc but it never seems to work. I'm not bothered about just blocking certain IPs, I just want it to block everyone.

Does anyone know how to do this, or where there is a step by step guide which would show me the way to do this?

Any help will be much appreciated.

A:Disable internet with Netgear DG834G

Any help guys?

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Hi guys, Noob here,

right im trying to set up a wireless network in my home, using a Netgear dg834g and a Dell Inspiron 6400 with integrated card(Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Net) and i am struggling to get even a very low signal, even when the laptop is literally sitting side by side with the router/modem. I am using WEP, and i have changed from channel 11(DEFAULT?) to channel 9 just in case, and still know joy. The router came from the isp(tiscali) and i followed all the instructions on the installation cd. The router works brilliantly with the ethernet cable, but thats not why i upgraded, any thoughts?

Regards Billybonzo.

A:Netgear DG834G & a weak signal

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I am stumped. Netgear modem arrived today and I am trying to install in place of the Frontier phone company supplied Siemens SE567 so I can stop paying rental.

I can see the router and can ping it OK, but I cannot get it to connect to the internet. It has set itself with the correct auto DNS and IP address for the LAN port.

I did a search for similar problems and found NETSH reset options but JW had said it was for XP and I am running w2K pro. I don't want to try the reset options with w2K until I am sure that is the issue as the Siemens is running fine.

I have been using the Siemens (in fact using it now) with DHCP.

I have tried setting the Netgear to Virtual Circuit 0/35 to duplicate the Siemens but still no go.

Any suggestions??



A:Netgear DG834G connected but no Internet

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Can somebody please help me with configuring my Netgear DG834G wireless router?
I am connected to a LAN (via a HUB and cables, no wireless connections) which has 10 computers connected to it. My router is connected via Ethernet cable to my PC and my network cable runs from my router to the HUB. The wireless connections are disabled and secure, not possible to access my router via wireless connections.

I (have a internet account which I share with 2 other people) and I would like to give internet access via my router to 3 computers only (my computer and two others on the network), the rest must not be able to access my internet, although, The rest may be able to access my hard drive and shared folders.

How can I block all the computers from accessing my internet, except the 3 specific computers?
Although I want to block all the computers from accessing the internet I would still like to give them access to my hard drive/files on my computer.

My internet connection currently needs me to double-click a desktop icon to connect with a username and password. But the reason I need to block the other 7 computers is that somehow someone is gaining access to my router (by accident or maliciously) and using my bandwidth. It seems that in some way it is possible to access my internet account via the LAN and router without a username and password.

I'm fairly computer literate, but do not know much about Routers and wireless routers/connections.

Thanx for any and all help.

A:Setting up a Netgear DG834G router

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can I use my NETGEAR DG834G with o2 or BE ADSL2+ Broadband?


A:Solved: ADSL2+ Netgear DG834G

Looks like you probably can:

* Wireless-G Router with integrated ADSL2+ modem
* Replaces existing equipment provided by DSL Internet service providers, such as Verizon, AT&T, Qwest®, EarthLink®, etc.
* Integrated 4-port switch for up to 4 wired connections
* Double firewall and wireless encryption protects your network and data
* VPN pass-through enables secure access to corporate networks
* Supports Windows® Vista®
Click to expand...

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I am trying to install a netgear DG834G on my mates PC. I have gone through the cd and all the lights (power, internet connection, wireless connection and Ethernet connection) are lit up as the cd says they should be. When I then click next I get a screen that tells me it can’t find the cable or router. I have been on to netgear tech support and gone through everything with then and surprise surprise they say it’s my computer that is faulty. However, I can still get it connected using the wired Thomson speed touch 330. So it defo works.

When I plug the Ethernet into the netgear it say acquiring connection and then says there is no connectivity -is this related.

Any tips or advice on how to solve this would be massively appreciated

My ISP is TalkTalk

A:Netgear DG834G wont install

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

Does your ADSL connection require a user name/password login? Did you configure that in the DB834G? Can you make a wired connection to the DG834G?

Try this to get a wired connection, then work on the wireless.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the router and the computer.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
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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Hi all,

Im trying to host a game of Borderlands for friends and I am using the router in the title.

I have setup port forwarding correctly, that I do know but people can not connect. I have also tried pinging the ports via a port checker and checking my router logs. The log shows the ping and says it matches the corresponding rule that I have setup for port forwarding, however it doesn't work when ingame.

My PC knowledge in general is fairly good (I think) but networking knowledge is pretty poor.

Router is setup as DHCP server as I have 4 laptops, desktop and a Wii in the house, my desktop (where I am hosting) has a static IP on the router network and I have a fixed IP from my ISP.

Any thoughts on what I am missing or doing wrong?


A:Solved: Game Hosting on Netgear DG834G

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Hi, Recently my Netgear stopped working, Stopped connecting to the internet. I woke up one day, And the internet light on the router was not on. I have tried 2 different Netgear Routers, The same Model but one is a V3 and the other is a V4, The same outcome, Both do not connect to the internet. I have a modem that was provided to me by my ISP, And that works fine and connects to the internet straight away. So I know for a fact I have not been disconected from the internet.

On the V3 Netgear DG834G, The Wireless Light comes on, The Power Light, And DSL, AND Internet Light, But it flashes orange first, Then goes green, But still no internet. On the V4, The internet light dosen't come on at all.

I've tried plugging my Router into my main phone line socket, And no luck there either.

Any help? Please.

A:Netgear Router DG834G - No Internet Light

have you configured the router for you account details ?

After completing the Internet connection configuration, your can test your Internet connection.
Log in to the router, then, from the Basic Settings link in the Setup menu, click the Test button. If
the NETGEAR Web site does not appear within one minute, refer to Chapter 9,
“Troubleshooting”.Click to expand...

have you tried this ?

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I've just recently obtained this router, after my last suddenly broke, and it works just fine except when I try to connect to Xbox Live.
I have my Xbox 360 connected to my laptop via ethernet cable and have the laptop's wireless connection shared. This setup worked fine with my previous router.
I followed this guide to try and configure the router:
And still no joy.
I've also noticed that when I plug the ethernet cable into the laptop (when the Xbox is on), or turn on the Xbox whilst the cable is connected, the laptop loses its connection to the internet yet retains its connection to the router.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Solved: Netgear DG834G And Xbox Live

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Is it possible to for these two pieces of hardware to work together?
I have the DG834G wireless modem router connected to the internet and a XP desktop.
My daughter has a Vista laptop which she uses in her bedroom that can connect via wifi to the DG834G but with limited speed
I already had the the access point and figured I could use it to boost the signal, I have read Netgears data base but can't seem to find anything that covers it./
Any help appreciated

A:Wireless repeating with Netgear DG834G and WG602v3

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Hey all,

Not being a hardware type guy I'm having trouble finding any definitive info on this one.

Can anyone tell me for sure if the abovementioned router is capable of supporting ADSL2?

Can't find specs for it anywhere and even if I could it all reads like heiroglyphics to me.

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Hi there,

I need to buy a new wireless router as my old one keeps heating up and dropping it's connection and requires reboots to get it working again for a few hours.

I was thinking of buying the NETGEAR DG834G wireless ADSL2+ router but I need to know if it is possible to set it up by using a wireless adapter rather than using a LAN connection. I managed to do this with my old Linksys WAG54 and need to know if I will be able to do it before I purchase this one.

Thank you for reading.

Ps: Should I buy some netgear USB receivers? Or should my old Linksys ones work??

A:NETGEAR DG834G setup through wireless adapter?

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Any help gratetfully received in advance


This netgear product (Wireless modem router with adaptor )was purchased by family as a present. They noted the outside of the box which quoted both Windows and Mac compatible. The buyer knew we have a dual OS Mac and Windows household. However the ideal scenario would be for the PC to be hard wired and the Mac to run off the usb adaptor but examining the kit it is clear there is no Mac driver for the usb adaptor. Upon further investigation it would seem there is not a driver for the adaptor and netgear do not intend to support the adaptor for use on Mac. They direct to a third party supplier who wishes to charge for the driver software and only supports cards not usb connections.
Apart from the obviously mis-leading pack details; certainly a bad show on netgears' part, I am left considering if any else knows the whereabouts of a driver that will run this adaptor on the mac.
System is OS 10.4

thank you



A:Netgear dg834g wireless modemrouter with usb adaptor ?

You mean that a USB wireless adapter was bundled with the router?

The exact model of the said adapter would help. "dg834g" is a plain router and doesn't really give any clues.

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Hello there!

I would really appreciate it if someone could give me a few tips with the following problem: I have set up a Netgear DG834G Wireless modem/router with firewall to connect to our ISP (wanadoo) (ADSL 1mb). I am currently connected by a hardline, and my flatmates connect to it using wireless cards, so two other computers are connected. We would like to set up a network whereby we can share files, and would eventually be interested in creating a LAN if that is possible with the router, to play games.

Initially though sharing files would be great, we are all running on XP home and therefore have tried using the set up a home network wizard. the hardlined computer builds a bridge successfully and allows me to use the internet. however, if we attempt to do it with one of the wireless laptops, then xp reports that the bridge has been built successfully, however the laptop is then unable to access the internet (says internet Not Available when trying to use explorer) I cannot for the life of me figure out why that happens, and would much appreciate it if someone could say how to build a semi wireless home network for file sharing with the netgear router.

I tried when using the wizard to use the same choices for both of the computers.

CHeers people!


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My Netgear dg834g adsl modem/router allows me to connect to the internet but won't let me see the web configuration interface a few days after I installed it, not even after resetting it to factory defaults. The pc has xp home sp2 and kerio personal firewall. I tried stopping the firewall, firefox, explorer 7 and k meleon, but after the admin login (which goes through), I always get a blank page, unless I insert the wrong or no password and I get a "system authentication failed" page that displays correctly. Could anybody point me in the right direction or suggest a network diagnostic tool that could help? Thank in advance

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I have had this router for a few years and I have just moved it to the right place in the house, namely connected to the main phone socket... The desktop connected to the router via an ethernet cable is doing fine... Before I moved the router, my 2 wireless laptops were connecting fine as well... since I did this, they first showed limited connectivity, so I set the IP addresses up manually... they are now connecting to the network/router wirelessly, but I cannot connect to the internet; when I try to open Mozilla or Explorer, I get the message "server not found"... I tried everything, restarted the router, rebooted my laptops, but no luck... My operating system is Windows XP family on the desktop and Professional SP2 on the laptops ... any ideas would be welcome...
Thank you...

A:Have a Netgear DG834G router and cannot connect wirelessly to internet...

so I set the IP addresses up manually... they are now connecting to the network/router wirelesslyClick to expand...

By "connecting" do you mean simply broadcasting on the same channel, or do you mean actually communicating with the router (confirmed by ping or accessing the configuration pages)?

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Hi everyone... afraid I'm vexed again. This time a CD supplied on a second hand router was bent out of shape and I can't install the Netgear DG834G router without it. I can access the router home page and cofigure the thing, and even set up a USB adapter to talk to the router, but I think I need the basic installation of whatever is meant to be on the "resource CD (version 2.0)".

Does anyone have this? Any alternatives? I'd be glad for any tips, or if anyone is so kind as to yousendit an image file of their own CD

A:No resource CD for Netgear DG834G to install: help! Any copies or advice?

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I've been using my DG834G wireless router more or less trouble free for a while. But I've recently moved house and now my signal is pretty poor - losing it from time to time.
So I've bought Netgear WPN802 Rangemax - but can I get it to work????

My usual set up is to pick up the IP address dynamically, but the instructions state that I have to have a static address of Now I can get to the configuration page of my router and change the option and hardcode the IP address in , and I've also changed the settings in my wireless connections on the Control panel.
But once I do that that, I'm
a) unable to even connect to the internet.
b) can't access the configuration page for the new Access Point. It's telling me the address is - but I just can't get to it to change any settings. It's telling me the site has moved????

I tried changing my settings to pick up IP address dynamically, and hey presto, can get on the net again, but still no luck with configuring my WPN802 - still can't access the configuration page.

Am I missing some option somewhere. to set a static IP address, am I doing the correct thing?
Also a couple of basic questions...should I disconnect my USB Adaptor during the process? what about the actual Router?
All the reviews I read for this product raved about the ease of installation, so I'm feeling extremely stupid.
Can anybody help please?
thanks, Jan

A:Netgear DG834G with Wireless Access Point WPN802

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I have a broadband connection with Tiscali (UK) via a USB ADSL WAN adaptor modem. I have had over months now terrible problems with the connection dropping out. Sometimes it will stay up for a day, sometimes it's dropping every hour or so. Very annoying. What's more annoying is that it will not automatically reconnect. If you set it to redial automatically you get a no dial tone error message and you are forced to reboot to get the connection back up. If you leave it for more than an hour, then try to reconnect it usually will. This is not an automatically always on connection from the moment you turn your machine on, you have to manually open the connection. XP classes it as a dial up connection really with ADSL settings.

I've done everything Tiscali has suggested, all the obvious stuff (RJ11 cabling all the way to the modem instead of phone extension cable part of the way etc. etc.), but this is doing my head in now. Good and proper.

So, I've acquired a Netgear DG834G V2 router in the hope that I can get an always-on connection and if this doesn't solve the problem completely, at least if the connection drops out for whatever reason, when the connection comes back it will be resume automatically, so if I'm downloading or whatever it will just carry on.

But I've hit an immediate problem. I've already been using it as my network hub without any problems for a few weeks. But when I tried to go to as mentioned... Read more

A:Can't connect to Netgear DG834G router to configure for DHCP

eVILRigby said:

My machine's address is but I even reset the TCP/IP stack to see if it would resolve the problem and it didn't.
Click to expand...

So does that mean you have the IP of the "machine" (your PC??) manually set to You need to change that (on the PC) to either be any IP addr, other than, in the same subnet or set the PC to automatically get IP from the router.
The DG834G factory setting should be DHCP server by default.

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Hi all,
Have a read and hope you can help.

This problem is driving me crazy!!!

Have a Netgear DG834Gv2 & Netgear WG311v2 .

Running W2k. When it is connected via ethernet it picks up a DHCP ip no problems but when i try and connect via the wireless it cannot get a DHCP IP. It ends up with the standad 169.x.x.x IP. It is how ever picking up the signal and is locked into that and has about a 70% signal strengh. That is not the problem. I have WEP security setup and using a paraphase. That is all ok but it just the DHCP pickup problem.

The interesting thing is that I have another machine running XP that picks up the DCHP ip no prob but the win2k mackine. Same settings and all.

The Win2k machine has had all patches and updates. It is basically a fresh install of win2k.

There has to be something that im missing or doing wrong.

Any help would be greatly apreciated. I know i can setup a static but thats not the way I want to go. I want to fix this problem.

I could install XP but thats a last resort.
Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Wireless Netgear DG834G and DHCP Problems with Win2k

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I have just had to replace my Draytek 2600 ADSL router with a Netgear WG834G wifi router.

I have the router set up fine, Wifi disabled for now as I have no need for it, and I have got all my settings transferred from the Draytek to the Netgear (port forwarding to Apache, IMAP, FTP, other services etc on a RH-FC3 Server)

Now I have one major problem, any time I try to use a service on the LAN using my internet domain name for the LAN be it FTP. Webserver or whatever I get a connection refused. Anyone outside of my LAN has no trouble connecting to my services.

Now this is not a problem for most services as I can simply change from using the domain name or the ISP assigned static IP address and connect to the LAN IP address of the server, but, for Webhost absolutely need to be able to access my webserver by domain name, as I am using Subdomains as welll as another domain name completely.

Is there any solution, (I haven't tried putting domains in the LMHOSTS list for my windows workstation pointing to the LAN address of the server yet.... hmmm :/) be it LAN based or a Netgear setup/workaround that I could carry out?

With the Draytek I had no problem at all with any of this, and I think it's only because I have more noise on my ADSL line that I cannot use the Draytek anymore - it works on other peoples ADSL lines but not mine :/

Many thanks....


A:Cannot view local webserver or other LAN services locally using Netgear DG834G

adding my broad domain names to
and individual domains to

does not seem to make much difference

unless you put an individual hostname in the .../etc/hosts file that is NOT registered using zoneedit dot com to redirect to my IP address. this is not ideal as I would like to be able to view the webisites from my LAN whilst they are accessible to others...

any suggestions?

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I just connected a Netgear DG834G Router to my system and after a little difficulty with IP addresses etc. got it going. The only problem is I don't seem to be able to log into either my yahoo or hotmail account. I get to the account name and password screen and then it justs hangs. Any suggestions on possible router settings which might be giving me an issue? I've never set up any security settings for routers before so it could be something simple. Probably. Hopefully.
Many thanks,
After trying altering MTU values etc and setting firewall rules with no sucess, in the end I powered off my router for about a minute and rebooted my PC. Now I have no problem connecting. PC's - gotta love 'em. Thanks for the help anyway JonathanAnon.

A:Solved: Netgear DG834G router, fine except no yahoo or hotmail login possible

No yahoo or hotmail, eh?

Not sure about this, as you dont give a lot of details, but off the top of my head this sounds like SSL (Secure Socket Layer) may be blocked at the router. Can you get into another other secure sites, i.e. Paypal, ebay, amazon etc etc.

Oh yeah, if you find that this is the case (and you cant access ANY secure sites) open your router "Control Interface", probably through your Internet Browser, and configure the router to allow TCP traffic out on port 443 (SSL).

Let me know how you get on.


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

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

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

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

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

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Recently my school tripped a circuit breaker and possibly caused the death of my 5-6 year old netgear 16 port ethernet fast switch. It no longer has power. Since then I purchased a Netgear Prosafe 10/100 switch model FS 116 and installed it as per the directions. I have some solid green lights and some blinking green lights. The port that connects to the modem has a solid blinking light. I can get an internet connection directly from the DSL line and from the modem, but when I connect the modem to the switch there is no internet connection on any of my network stations. The switch does work fine on a different network across the street. Any ideas? I need to get my network up and running again soon!!!! Thank you.

A:new netgear switch

Isn't there a router or firewall in the mix somewhere?

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I have an old, old Netgear 814v2 that I'd like to use as a switch to, in effect, extend my wireless range and allow other old hardware that is NOT WPA-capable to connect to my network. From what I've read, it ought to be fairly easy: disable DHCP on the Netgear, and connect the Netgear to the router via a LAN port not the WAN port. This should, I gather, convert the former router to a simple switch.

Having done this: if I connect to the Netgear-turned-switch via a LAN port (cable) everything works fine (the computer gets valid IP's, subnet mask, DHCP server and DNS server IPs). Great! It's a switch!

But if I connect via wireless it gets an oddball IP address out of range of the normal IP's for a client computer, and no default Gateway or DNS server IP's. Which is to say, hardwired network connection through the Netgear-turned-switch works fine; wireless works not at all.

Why would the Netgear-turned-switch fail to pass through for wireless, and work just fine for wired? What am I missing?

(For those who are concerned, if I get this to work, I'll provide security on the Netgear by specifying MAC addresses that can connect. Sometimes folks get upset by the open security implied and it seems to distract from the original question.)

Thanks to all who can help!


A:Netgear 814v2 as a switch

Why not just assign a static IP on the switch?

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Hi all !

Quick Question re: 24 Port Unmanaged Netgear Switch

Seems that there are two Amber lights showing on the LEDs others are Green

Are the Amber LEDs indicating a slower speed?


A:Solved: Netgear Switch

Incase anyone was interested

Green = Full Speed in this case 1Gb
Amber = Half Speed in this case 100Mb
None = Slow Speed in this case 10Mb

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What is the advantage of getting a Netgear smart switch vs. a regular Netgear switch.

A:Netgear smart switch vs. regular.

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Hi all,

I am trying to setup a DrayTek firewall (DrayTek Vigor 2830) with my Netgear 24port Managed Switch (Netgear GS724TS).

The DrayTek works fine when plugged directly into a PC however once plugged into the switch the computers connected cannot seem to get an IP even when setting statically.

I have been told things like multicast need to be off for the data to translate this is off on my settings, I must be missing a setting? Anyone got any suggestions?


A:DrayTek and Netgear Managed Switch

Are you using the firewall as a DHCP server that hands out addresses to the PC's connected to the switch? I'm not familiar with either of these products, but if the switch supports VLANs, make sure that all ports are on the same VLAN.

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Hi All,

I would be extremely grateful to anyone who can solve this problem for me...

How is it possible to configure 2 VLANs to communicate with each other on the same switch? I have managed to create 2 VLANS and they both work (and can access the internet), but they can't communicate with each other.

VLAN1 has an IP range starting 10.4.160 and VLAN2 has an IP range starting 10.6.192.

Is it VLAN routing that I'm looking for? Are there any Netgear switch experts out there that can help me set this up? My switch is Netgear GSM7328FS.

Thanks in advance

A:VLAN Routing (Netgear Switch)

To allow routing between VLANs on the same switch, you need a layer 3 switch, which you have. I've never configured one of those. The only Netgear switches I've configured are the web managed ones which are layer 2 only but have configured other layer 3 switches. Basically, you need to create a VLAN interface and assign an IP address to it. By default when the switch has multiple VLAN interfaces with IP addresses, it will route between them without needing to have any static route entries or the use of routing protocols. It is known as locally connected. With the connected clients on both subnets, you would make the default gateway the IP address of the switch on that respective subnet/VLAN.

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Hi all....

1. Can i put a Netgear FVS318 (VPN-Firewall) behind a Cisco E3000 (Wireless router), and the Netgear act as a switch for my local LAN...

Thank you in advance

A:Solved: Netgear FVS318 as a switch


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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing functi... Read more

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I just bought the switch so I can have more ports at my desk for wired Ethernet. Is port #5 from the router and ports #1 through #4 go to the various computers?

A:ports on a Netgear GS105 switch

It really makes no difference; I would normally do it the opposite from you (Port #1 from router) but electronically it's the same.

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I have two computers connected to my Ntl Cable/DSL modem (Broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller), and external modem, through a Netgear switch (FS605 10/100 Platinum switch). The PCs are both OS Windows XP. The problem is that when I go into 'Network Connections' on the first machine, it only shows the LAN connection from it to the Modem, and no LAN network to another computer, and the other computer shows the LAN network, and says it is connected, yet when I go into Internet Explorer it says: 'This page is not available offline', and I can't use the browser. Is it something to do with the switch? Do I need a router? Please help. This has been driving me crazy, as I want to play online games on the computer upstairs but only the one downstairs is getting a proper internet connection! HELP!

( i have NICs in both PCs, so it can't be to do with that.)

A:Netgear Switch Networking Problem

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Hi everyone,

Hi, I'm a sorta newbie/intermediate. I don't have professional networking experience. I'm even a little unsure of subnet masks.

I hope my newbie questions won't be too irritating.

A local charity wants to keep costs low by separating out their office computers from the student computers and also a satellite charity in the same building. That makes effectively three separate networks. Right now they have one simple 16 port switch on which all the machines are connected. Both the office computers and the dependent (rather smaller) charity have sensitive info on the computers and the charity boss is adamant that he want the networks unable to see each other so that at least his office computers are in a walled garden, so to speak. There's no real server just a shared folder on one of the desktops (only 3 computers in the main office).

Rather than a real physical separation, which would expensively entail 3 separate internet connections, I was thinking to do this with vlans. Am I on the right track?

Presumably I would configure 3 vlans with different subnets. How might this work with the (rather old) consumer netgear broadband adsl router?

For example, presumably the netgear would have its DHCP server switched off. Then presumably the managed switch would hand out the correct ip addresses for each vlan with its own dhcp server. Is that right? I am supposing that each vlan would have a different subnet, but maybe this isn't necess... Read more

A:one netgear router/modem and a managed switch for this...?

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3 years ago I purchased a Netgear GS608 V.2 8-port switch under the impression that if I connected it to a Cable Modem, it would allow me to connect multiple computers to the Internet. After trying to connect multiple computers and failing, I did some research and found out what I needed was a Router, not a Switch. However, I kept the switch and never ended up buying a router, because in reality I rarely need to connect more than one computer at a time and of all the devices I'd imagined I'd be connecting, only an ether printer ever materialized. I should have done research before my purchase and if I still wanted a switch bought the 5-port, but as I said I was thinking big .
The reason I am posting is that I am going off to college next fall and had a few questions.

1.) The college specifically prohibits Routers, Hubs, and Smart/Intelligent Switches. Is the Switch I bought considered either of these? And will the college know if I connect a router, hub, or switch without coming into my dorm room and seeing it?

2.) All of the dorm rooms have ether ports in them, will I be able to connect the switch to the ether port and use multiple computers, or will I have to connect the switch to a router which is connected to the ether port?

3.) Although more than one computer cannot connect to the switch at one time and go online, other devices like ether printers are able to print from my computer through the switch. Will all other devices that don’t go on the... Read more

A:Netgear GS608 V.2 8-Port Switch Questions

1) No, I don't believe that your switch is one of those. If you connect a router/hub/switch (which, by the way, are usually lumped together into a super-device nowadays, that often also has Wi-Fi), they may or may not be able to tell. On one hand, they can tell how many computers are online (so they would notice if that number exceeded the number of dorms), and potentially how many computers are in a room (depending on their wiring). However, if you don't connect to the wall (you connect to some Wi-Fi network), it won't matter, as a Wi-Fi network can have unlimited computers connected to it at once without the use of a router.

2) It depends on what you want to do. If you want to "network" the computers, so that their data can be accessed from each other, I think your switch will do. However, if you want to connect them to the Internet, you will need to connect to a router. If you must, you should probably use one of those "super-devices" that is a switch with a built-in router (usually sold, annoyingly, as just a "router"). But those are prohibited anyway ("smart switches").

3) Yes, as the switch provides networking between devices attached to it, but not Internet access.

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A year or two back my wife and I had our computers side by side on the net with this same hub...I got a new computer and she has my old one, when we try to connect only one computer goes through...i've done my trouble shooting by trying all 4 ports of the hub and every one works, but for some reason only one computer gets to be connected to the internet. When I have both computers connected to the hub, and I disconnect the power source to both my computers and the hub, the wait ten seconds and reconnect, both computers claim to be connected (I have network places open to view my net card status) but when I go to open IE nothing happens. *sigh*


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Hi Guys,

I'm relatively new to this sort of thing and need some help, please.

I have two personal PC's and two laptops from work + a Netgear NAS NV+ that I wish to link up for: 1. backing up my work files, 2. editing photographs and videos, and 3. personal use of MS Office.

I have broadband into the house and get the internet without problems on any of the computers.

The NETOPIA 3397G is a modem router with only four LAN connections.
The NAS NV+ requires an extra connection as does one of my printers.

I have bought a Netgear GS-605 1GB switch.

I connected the switch to the modem router using Cat 6 cable - straight through type. Unfortunately, the switch doesn't appear to recognise the router as the LED is on amber.

I can connect the PCs and the NAS NV+ to the switch and make a fully working network but if I connect up to the modem/router I am unable to get the Internet.

Question 1. Should I be using a cross-over cable for the link between modem and the switch?

Question 2. As the GS-605 is just a switch, shouldn't the link to the modem-router just work, without any configuration changes to the router?

Any ideas for solving this problem would be greatly appreciated.


A:Netgear GS-605 1GB switch and a Netopia 3397G modem router


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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?
2) Cable modem and FS726T must be on the ... Read more

A:Netgear FS726T switch and SMC cable modem connection

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I had been using a 6 port netgear hub and wake on lan was working just fine for all my systems including an xp and win7 system. It also worked when the win7 system was plugged into a linksys 10/100 router.

After I replaced the hub with a netgear prosave gs105 switch, my windows 7 system will not wake on lan. If I plug it back into my hub or router, it works again.

And I can dual boot this computer into ubuntu, and wol works, for both hub and switch.

One significant difference when wol doesn't work is that when the system is shutdown, the leds on the network connector on the motherboard, are not lit, nor are they lit on the switch's end. These leds are lit when it does work, and only go out when hooked to this new switch.

So this probably is something uncommon to do with power management, since I've gone through all the usual settings before to get it to work with the hub.

The only other thing that I can think of that is different with the hub, router and switch, is that the switch claims to have an auto shutdown feature (which I can't turn off) when it senses that the port is off. It's a green feature I guess.

It's an asus MB with a Atheros Communications Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethernet Controller.

Any ideas?

A:wake on lan (win7 only) stops working with new netgear switch


Originally Posted by rocket777

...And I can dual boot this computer into ubuntu, and wol works, for both hub and switch...

So this particular system, with the same configuration (no extra connected deviecs, etc.) works with the GS105 for 'Wake on LAN', but when booted into Windows, it does not?

I just looked up the GS105, reading it's technical sheet, it does not mention any support for 'Wake on LAN', but based on what you said, we can assume it does and it works? Have you made any changes, such as port forwarding changes, to your new switch?

This would seem to suggest a Windows configuration step that is required (although you would have thought your driver settings and configuration is already correct, since it proved to work previously).

Perhaps somewhere along the line a firewall is blocking out the 'Wake on LAN' frames?

Try checking your network adapter (device manger -> network adapter properties -> advanced tab) for 'Wake on LAN'/'Wake on Magic Packet', or something like this.

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I have a Netgear FS605 switch connected to my Speedstream 5100 dsl modem. Two PC's, 1 XP Pro & 1 Win 2000. I am only able to access the internet on the XP system. Very confusing, if I turn I turn off or disconnect the XP system the Win 2000 system is able to access the net with no problems. I get a conflict error on the Win 2000. Any ideas?

A:SBC SpeedStream 5100, Netgear FS605 switch problem

Your agreement with your ISP includes only one connection (only one IP address)?

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I've been trying to install a Netgear FA411 PCMCIA Ethernet adapter in a Toshiba laptop with WIN 95 installed. Here are my following problems: 1. the installation process calls for files that were not in the OEM WIN95 CD. I searched and found several of the missing files from the web. A few were in the CAB files or in the system files on the hard drive. 2. After finally getting all of the files required, the installation finally completed but now I have a caution exclamation mark next to the device driver. When clicking on the properties of this device, the system indicates that I should reload the drivers. Well. that does not do any good. I have many hours invested in trying to make this adapter work and I would be very appreciative if anyone can help me resolve this issue. Another concern I have is once I get this installed, what are my chances of getting it to work with the NETGEAR router??????

A:Netgear PCMCIA Ethernet adapter

It will work with the router if you get it working in the first place. Do you have the correct driver disk? Have you tried using another system to download new drivers from Netgear?

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I was installing a game, and a dialog box came up that said my Netgear Ethernet Adapter FA311 driver was out of date, and needed to be upgraded. Well, I went to the website and downloaded the drivers. There were folders for Wind98, ME, NT, 2000, etc. but none labeled for XP, which is what I need. And there does not seem to be an installation. Does anyone know which driver would be suitable for XP?

And any tips on how to install a new driver would help.

Thanks, R. H.

A:Netgear Ethernet Adapter Driver

Try having win xp search for the driver for you! Just search for the new driver while online and include "allow microsoft to search its online driver base" as one of your search options.
Personally, I find most everything microsoft recommends you do as bad advice! I turn those auto-features off and do it manually. They pop up unwanted and unneeded warnings when you are busy and tie up your bandwith with low priority chores at inoportune times. Chances are, your old driver is working just fine-perhaps the new version doesn't reboot Icelandic computers when the moon is full or something. If it isn't broken, maby don't fix it.

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Im about to purchase this
Netgear GS105 Prosafe 5 Port Gigabit Mini-Switch

But before i do, i would like to ask some questions about this item.

First, the reason im going to buy this, is that i have a ps3 in a room 50 feet away from the room with the computer and the modem and router. I can only recieve about 25 to 40% signal from my router to my ps3 and the games lag online. I was wondering if i get this gigabit mini-switch, will i loose any speed to my computer or ps3. I plan on running a cat6 line to the ps3 in the other room. I have comcast high speed internet. And another question is , can i run my computer and the ps3 at the same time with this item without any problems?

A:Netgear GS105 Prosafe 5 Port Gigabit Mini-Switch

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I am having trouble getting this device to work, i have the driver disc but am unsure how to get it to work, there is a yellow exclamation mark by it in the device manager and tried to update driver through that but it did not work.


A:Problem Installing Netgear FA311 Ethernet Card On XP

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Hey folks..

I am having the darnedest time finding a solution to this issue.

I have a network blu ray player made by LG (Model: BD550). This model does not support wifi, which is fine for me because I have intended to connect via ethernet from the beginning.

I am connecting the blu ray player to my wireless N router made by Netgear (Model: WNR3500L)

When I connect the two together, the player says it is trying to detect the IP address because I have it set, in the player, to auto detect my settings and is set to "Dynamic" rather than the manual option. When I click "OK" the player displays "Detecting IP Address" for about a minute or so then tells me there was an error.

I had this same problem with my Vizio Blu Ray player and I though it was an issue with the player rather than the router so I returned the payer and bought the LG which I have now; only to find out the problem persists. This tells me the problem must be with the router.

I don't think I have MAC filtering enabled but honestly the last router I had was a Netgear from the stone ages. I know how to change the MAC filtering on my old router but this new router I am unfamiliar with.

I am not sure what Information you might need to help me with this issue. I am not a complete layman with regard to networking but I am no engineer either. I think my knowledge will be sufficient to make finding the solution fairly painless.

I would really appreciate help with this problem from ... Read more

A:LG BD550 connected to Netgear WNR3500L via Ethernet...No worky...

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This is a new router/modem that replaced an older cable modem that connected fine. The wireless works great but the ethernet connections do not connect to my PC running Vista nor to my Cannon network printer. The ethernet connections will connect to my laptop running Windows7. I am using the same cables I used with the old modem and was told by tech support to get new ones. I don't think that is the answer, as I did manage to plug in temporarily with the provided cable that came with Netgear modem (it's too short for my office configuration) to my PC, and it still did not connect. Thanks for your help.
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Ok so i am trying to get on xbox live at uni but it failed at ip adress so i bought a wireless router and tryed connecting that way and it worked for abit and then didnt

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

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

Thanks Ross

A:Ethernet Switch

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

A:A-B Switch for Ethernet

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Another thought for changing my network for printer only sharing.

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

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

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

Comments please. . .

A:Ethernet - Hub OR Switch!

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

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

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

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

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

A:Ethernet On/Off Switch

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

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

Can I just buy another ethernet switch and extend?


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

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Hey all, I have a NetGear Fa311 Ethernet Adapter, (new to me) (Was still in box unopened) I just installed Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I hace a cable modem, 3 meg, Connected to a Belkin wireless router, then a RJ-45 cable connecting to the NetGear Adapter.

The card seems to have installed, I have also found the CD and updated the drivers. I then went through the network connections, and set up a network connection for a cable connection thats always on No password needed. I had it notify me if conneceted or not connected.

It says that its connected, however I cant access the internet? I threw on my belkin wireless adapter, and connected no problems, The rj-45 cable works with a different network card. But for some reason it does not for this card?

Any Ideas?

A:NetGear FA311 Fast ethernet Adapter Internet issue?

There was a problem with the FA311 and certain VIA chipsets.

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I have a Covad DSL modem and a Netgear wireless router. I had the internet connection set up using an ethernet cable connected to a desktop computer, with several wireless laptops on the network. Now my desktop has crashed (not worth fixing), so I set up the same connection on a laptop, but it is now tethered by the ethernet cable to the modem, and therefore anchored to a desk. Can I reconfigure to set up all computers in my home wirelessly, or must one always be connected with the ethernet cable? The laptop it is currently set up on is a hp pavilion with Windows Vista.

A:Solved: help setting up a netgear router without ethernet cable connection

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

A:Ethernet switch not working

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

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Hi All,

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

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

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

Thanks a lot!


A:How to switch between wifi and ethernet

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

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

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

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

A:Ethernet Switch Recommendation?

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

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

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

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

A:ethernet switch question

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

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

A:Adding Ethernet Switch

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

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

A:Need Ethernet Inline Switch

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

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

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

A:ip conflict with ethernet switch

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

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

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

How it will be setup.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This morning I have ran several tests on the connection in the lounge and I have determined,buy plugging the cable from the
adaptor straight into my laptop, that the connection from the Homeplug adaptor in the lounge is good in that both a LAN
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Will be using two desktop PC's in house for the first time now.

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

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

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

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

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


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

My Objective/My Plan:

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

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

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

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Quote: Originally Posted by montecarlo1987

Questions to answer please:

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

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On my new Netgear 7550 modem+router combination from AT&T, whenever I turn off the computers connected to it, for some reason, the lights stay on.

Specifically, the Ethernet 1 light connected through Ethernet on one computer and the Wireless light connected wirelessly to another computer stay on (solid green) even after both computers are shut down and off.

Is this normal behavior for this specific modem? Or what can I do to fix this?

A:Netgear 7550 Ethernet and Wireless Light Stays On After Computer Shutdown?

the wireless will stay on , i suspect, as all that is saying is that the wireless in the router is on and broadcasting

ethernet 1 light should go out - but pull the cable plug out and see if it goes out and then push back in and see if it comes on
then try the cable in one of the other 2-4 sockets

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

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Is it a switch, or a router?

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

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

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

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

I hope some one here might help.

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

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

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

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

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks.

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

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

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