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Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Q: Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Hello, friends,

So, I have a weird issue. The other day, I was playing League and my connection started dropping. I spent a couple of days troubleshooting everything I could think of - using multiple PCs, swapping ethernet ports, messing with my router, etc. After a lot of frustration, I had an idea.

Now, on my roommate's PC, he could play League with no issue. On my laptop and my desktop, I couldn't do anything without my connection failing. Bear in mind, I'm hard wired and he's on wifi. Now, our router has a 2.4 ghz band and a 5 ghz band. His wifi connection is on the 5 band, and, as I mentioned, he had no issues. I asked him to swap over to the 2.4 connection, and all of a sudden, lag spikes everywhere.

So, from that we managed to deduce that the 2.4 ghz band on our router is dying. That's all well and good, but now we have another issue - why is our network connection trying to force its way through the wireless router? We tried hardwiring 4 different PCs, and 3 of them are defaulting to the wireless router networks, even when the wireless adapters are turned off. My laptop and desktop are defaulting to 2.4, my roommate's desktop is defaulting to 5, and our last desktop is connection just to "Network". Below is a screenshot of my network connections.
I tried doing an ipconfig /release, /renew, /flushdns, but I got the following error - "The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation." I'm completely lost as to what to do, now. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if there's any more information I can provide.

Here are the spec for our network set-up:
Main Router: PFSense virtualized on top of ESXI 5.5
PFSense is the only DHCP lease distributor.
Wireless Router: ASUS Black Diamond (wifi passthrough only)
Switch: Unmanaged ASUS 24 port gigabit

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A: Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

Choose to "forget" the wireless network. Turn off wireless SSID broadcast on the router. Unselect "connect automatically" for the wireless network. Select "connect automatically" for the wired network.

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Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?
 

A:Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

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*I am not tech savvy, at all! I will need specifics on HOW to get somewhere/do something. A lot of the terminology used is completely foreign to me.* ​
Weeks ago, my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5215 suddenly stopped having internet access. Instead of a 'connection' icon, I had a computer (??) icon with a red X over it. It said there were no drivers installed. At the time, I had the phone/email support of my computer-knowledgeable ex-husband, who has since decided to stop offering his help. With him, I was able to re-install all network adapters (which were showing the yellow triangle/exclamation mark..I have 7 WAN Miniports that still show this). I tried rebooting in safe-mode, I tried system restore (it says the specified object was not found), and when I tried to run the recovery disc, I go a pop-up message that said "This program does not have a file associated with it for performing this action..."

I did something, as I now get the 'connection' icon, however it has the red X, and says no connections are available. My sons' computers/phones/tablets pick up the wireless, so I know there are connections available. I also tried to connect using an ethernet cable, but that didn't work, either.

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!
 

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/715999-using-2-routers-same-time.html
 

A:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address, 192.168.0.253 for another router, etc.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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

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Hello, wondering if I could anyone could help me out.
My father used to have SBC DSL and used a 2WIRE-wireless router. He liked being able to have his computer connect to the internet downstairs and connect by access point with his laptop upstairs. Well he moved and now has DSL through anther phone company(www.NETNET.com) He now connects through a ethernet router. Not sure how to use the wireless router as well as the ethernet router? Thank you for anyone who takes the time to help out!
 

A:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

Can't he just use the wireless router and not the ethernet router?
 

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My question is regarding our needs for a router/routers.

Our current setup consists of an ethernet broadband router (where everything plugs in) in the "main box" that holds all of the wiring that then goes throughout the house into the bedrooms/den/kitchen desk via cat 5 wiring.

At each of those room locations you can then plug into the wall (cat5) for internet/phone/etc. We have many items that use wifi (iphone, tablets, roku and laptops) so we have plugged a wireless router into the cat 5 jack in the den, then plugged the desktop computer in that room into the wireless router. The rest of the items are used wirelessly throughout the house.

Well our broadband router up in the "main box" we think is going bad (guess is its 8 yrs old). Our internet lately has been patchy, slow and needing to be reset often. Upon speaking with our ISP, they say the connection to the dish on the deck from their tower on the neighboring hillside is "excellent", so we are thinking it must be the router installed when the home was built.

My husband logs on to his work computer from home with gotomypc.com and works on (enormous) spreadsheets, so we need speeds to be fast to keep his sanity. Our current service is 4mbps.

Now my questions finally, 1) do we need the 2 routers i.e. the broadband router in the "main box" with a wireless router in the den or can we do everything we need with one router in the "main box"? The "main box" is ... Read more

A:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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Hello all, I have a rather odd problem I personally have never encountered, maybe some of you big brains can help me figure it out.

I have a Att (Westell) 7550 Dsl router broadcasting wireless at 1.5 megs.

I connect to this router with 2 different machines. A laptop ( Acer 5552 ), and
a desktop computer ( self built ) whose mobo is an Asus M2N4 - SLI, and is running win xp pro sp3. It is connected via ethernet through it's onboard gigabit ethernet port, which uses Nforce drivers for it's
adapter.

Yes, 1.5 sucks, but it is fine for general use, I am the only person using it, and im in a rural area with no alternative.

My laptop connects and uses this wireless signal with no problems, I am even able to play games like World Of Warcraft and other non-broadband intensive games on it.

My desktop, which has the latest nforce ethernet drivers, connected via ethernet, is in most cases not usable at all. It connects and I get the standard 100mbps connection notification, yet, it usually cannot
even load a web page completely. I open its status dialog and see that packet flow is very slow. I have tried rolling back the driver, this does not help. I have deleted the driver altogether and rebooted the machine, this does not help. Other than this, my desktop runs the way it should, I built it, and would consider myself an advanced computer user, so, I do not believe it is my machine. I have looked for obtuse registry entries and services as culprits, but I can find ... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless connection faster than my ethernet connection???

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I am trying to set up a new Thinkpad laptop to work on my HOME workgroup and on a new OFFICE workgroup. I have used the HOME workgroup for many years, with many computers, without a problem, but this is the first time I have needed to set up two networks, and a laptop that works on both (I got a new Thinkpad, and rented a new office at the same time - big mistake).

- I am trying to configure the laptop to belong to the OFFICE workgroup, but have access to computers/shared devices from the HOME workgroup when I am on the home network, and of course share the Internet connection on both networks.

- Both networks have a Wireless Router with firewall - the one at HOME is a Linksys - the one at the OFFICE is a Netgear.

- Because of the firewall in the router, I have turned off Windows Firewall (although interestingly, it seems to turn on by itself quite often on the Thinkpad - another issue i need to get to the bottom of).

- HOME network is cable/cable modem, OFFICE is a T-1.

- I am trying to use IBM's "Access Connections" tool to create two network profiles, so that I can easily switch from OFFICE to HOME. The HOME wifi is unsecured, while the office is WEP.

Both the wired (ethernet) and wireless connections work fine at the office, but at home, the wired connection cannot renew the IP address, and so IBM Access Connections automatically fires up the wireless radio, and is only able to connect that way.

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A:Wireless Connection Works, Ethernet Connection Doesn't

Check the cable, that's the most likely suspect.
 

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netgear n300 wireless
wnr 2000 v4

Ethernet cable connections are ok
The computers that connect wirelessly have to be restarted often to regain connection.
 

A:ethernet/wireless router

from one of the computers - can we see an xirrus screen shot please

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-Monitor-Download-99109.html

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.
On windows 8 - (i do not have windows 8) but, it would appear that, When you first try to run, you may get a message that .net framework is needed, and included in that message is a link to download/install.

Run the program

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I am having a problem where my PC, (Win7 32bit) is losing the connection to my router Netgear n150 WNR1000v2. This regularly happens using Hotmail when I am uploading attachments, it has also happened in Gmail, and happens at other times when I am browsing the internet.

When the connection drops, I get a little yellow bubble over the internet connection icon on the task, I click this and the Network and Sharing Centre shows a yellow bubble between the PC and my router. I click this, and Windows tries to solve the issue. It regularly comes back saying that the Default Gateway couldn't be connected to and resets the Local Area Connection Adaptor.

My adaptor is: ATHEROS L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 and is running the latest drivers. My router is running the latest firmware.
 

A:Losing connection to router via ethernet

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Hello all,

MY OS is Win 7 and my download throughput drops significantly when I use a wired connection through my router. The router is an old NetGear WGT624 v4 and it is has four 10/100 mbps ports. I am up to date on firmware and I have changed every possible option to no avail. My results are consistent as identified below:

PC ethernet connection wired directly to ISP modem: 53 mbps
PC ethernet connection wired directly to router 10/100 port: 36 mbps

My upload speeds are consistent (10mbps) when using either of the above connections.

My thought was that a router with 10/100 mbps ports should be able to handle the 53 mbps download speeds without considerable latency (is that the right word?) but I guess not.

Anyway, my real question is: Will a Gigabit router with 10/100/1000 ports solve that wired latency issue?

Thanks,

plsrepli

PS Here's the router I'm looking to buy. Its about 30 dollars cheaper at MicroCenter than NewEgg:
EnGenius Technologies ESR-9850 300Mbps Wireless N Router with Gigabit Switch ESR9850 - Micro Center

UPDATE: Found a newer version 2 of the above router at NewEgg for $39.99 w/free shipping:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833168113

A:Ethernet Connection Slows Down Through Router

ALL Fixed! Bought the NewEgg router and it cured all of my problems.

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ok so here's the problem.
I have a thomson tg 585 router... and it wont recognize any ethernet connection. it worked fine until a few days ago. i have connected it to my laptop (it works just fine by wireless) and my xbox 360. the light on the router that says Ethernet isnt green as it normaly is when a device is connected, its just off. i have tried several ethernet cables and all 4 ethernet ports but it doesnt work. i even bought a new router and it doesnt work neither. the phone line is fine, the router is fine i think since i have 2 and neither seem to connect. i have reseted them several times and still nothing. can anyone help pleeeeaaaase..??????
 

A:Router won't recognize ethernet connection

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Alright so today I received my 2 50ft Cat5e patch cables in the mail. 1 is for my computer and 1 is for my Xbox 360. I ran the cables through the area where i planned to run them and then connected them to my computer and Xbox and neither 1 of them worked. My computer only sends packets and does not receive them. I researched it all day and found something called WinsockFix. That didn't work. My Xbox 360 says it can't connect to Xbox Live and asks if I want to test connection. I do and then it says that it can't detect my network hardware. I then brought in my asus asprie one netbook and plugged each ethernet cable into it 1 at a time. The internet worked fine on it and the TCP/IP settings where set to automatic. So the cables are fine. I tried another NIC card and i still got the same problem. So the NIC cards both work fine. I changed my workgroup to match my other computers. Still same problem. I am running Windows XP SP2 and I have a Netgear WNDR3300 router. Please help this is so frustrating. ='[
 

A:PC to Router ethernet connection problems

Updeate your XP SP2 computer to SP3
 

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Hello,

I have a hopefully simple problem to solve!
I'm in a shared house and the wireless router lives just outside my room. However, the wireless has been playing up a lot lately and keeps dropping out.

I have an ethernet cable connected from my PC to my PS3.

Can I remove this from the pS3 and connect it to the ethernet port on the router to get a wired connection?
I tried it but it would only pick up the wireless and, when I disabled the wireless dongle, nothing at all!

Is there some setting I need to make to 'active' the ethernet connection?

The Router is an O2 Wireless II box. I have Windows 7 Ultimate.

What the lights on the O2 wireless box mean - Support - O2

I may end up getting a separate service put in, because the dropping out is really annoying, but I thought this would be a relatively simple stopgap solution!

Thanks
Mark

A:Ethernet/Wireless router confusion...

For the wireless dropping out problem, have you tried using a different channel in the router's wireless connection settings?

You can scan the area around your house using this Xirrus wi-fi inspector which will help you find an unused channel in your area.

Xirrus: The Leader in High Performance Wi-Fi - Advanced IT Wi-Fi Networking Tools

As for the wired connection, assuming the DHCP is enabled, it should work as soon as you plug in the eithernet cable. If not, then you might need to download some drivers for your wired eithernet adaptor.

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Greetings:

Our home school's having trouble attaching a wireless router to my XP PC's ethernet port.

Our donated vintage Macs and XP machines are tied to the internet via a cable box's wireless router. Works just fine. Now I wish to boost the signal to a building beyond the local area by attaching a wireless router to a Dell 260 running XP. This router's IP is 192.168.11.1 (ON) and 192.168.11.100 (OFF), and I've spent hours with the Connection Wizard thing on XP trying to create a ethernet path to the router but I can't find a configuration that states an ethernet path or channel. The modem lights normally and other machines can pick up and connect with its signal but there's no real transmission, the receiver machines getting:

Firefox can't find the server at http://www.acorn.com.
Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead of http://www.example.com
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network connection.
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

Ironically, the router works just great on the Macs, which has both Airport on to receive signals from a cable TV wireless router and also has its shared Ethernet connection on, and the ethernet side requires no IP configuration like it seems you must on the XP's internet connection page. The router in question just plugs in the Mac and transmits just fine. I... Read more

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I am running a custom rig, MOBO: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0, GPU: R9 290, CPU AMD fx-8350, W10 64bit

Recently I had a battle with malware/trojan virus that I eventually won, I was able to get back to full usage and was gaming and everything was good. Woke up the next day and couldn't get online. I did the whole router check and no problems there, my other devices were online and working great. I hook up with an ethernet and I am able to connect to the router but it says "no internet". I reset my ip connections and even reinstalled my Drivers, still not working.

I need to get this back online for my work and personal life. Please help me as I have reached the end of my skills in regards to network problems.
 

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Hey, I just want to say thanks to anyone who gives me any help and sorry for the termonology just I'm not the best with computers. So here is my problem, I have a router(lynksys WRT54GS.) I currently have a wireless connection set up and I was wondering how could I set up a connection through an ethernet cable. I have the cable connected from a port in the router to the computer I'm using now. Sorry for the question (sounds stupid when I read it over,) but like I said I'm not the best with computers.

So can anyone tell me how to get the ethernet cable as my main connection instead of wireless and how I could set it up?

Regards, Jack.
 

A:Help setting up connection through ethernet cable on my router

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Hello. I been trying to figure out why I keep losing connection (exclamation sign) and hoping I can resolve it here. I updated the drivers and made sure there is no energy saving options enabled. The device I'm using is a LinkS using ASIX AX88179 chipset. I feel like its a hardware issue. I use it as media center PC and I would watch tv and record and it would lose connection for no reason and I have to unplug/plug it back to get it working again. FYI im using a usb ethernet because the ethernet got damaged by surge and its a mini pc so I can't add a ethernet card. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:USB ethernet adapter keeps losing connection to router.

First, make sure your USB ports have selective suspend disabled. If that does not solve the problem see this page. Pay special attention to Method #4.  
 
Edit: I crossed out the wifi fix. I was thinking you had wifi, sorry. But, make sure USB selective suspend is disabled.
 
Edit Edit: You say you updated drivers for the Ethernet USB adapter. Did you download the driver from the chipset manufacturer? 

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I am posting this in hardware because I believe the problem to be with a setting in the router or the router itself. I have an HP computer running Windows 8. I created a network in my house, both wireless and Ethernet for use with our various game systems, phones and computers. I recently purchased a new router, the Dlink DIR 827. It is a wireless and wired router. I used two routers before this one, so this was supposed to be an upgrade in speed and efficiency. Now for my problem: since installing the new router, I have had trouble connecting to certain websites with an Ethernet connection. I did NOT have this problem with my previous Dlink router. I can switch to wireless and connect fine, but would prefer to use the hardwire Ethernet connection with my computer. I would like some suggestions or help before I decide to return the router for a replacement. The router is upgraded to the newest firmware, all settings for the new router match the old one as near as I have been able to. I have MAC filtering on with every MAC address for all equipment using the router entered. Any help or suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Solved: DLink router ethernet connection

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I have a Netgear DG834 wireless router which gives me wireless connection to the internet but I cannot connect by any of the ethernet ports. I get an icon saying I'm connected but no packet data is transferring. If I try to "repair" the network I get an error message saying Windows could not complete the repair as TCP/IP is not enabled ...it is enabled when I click into the properties tab.

I don't know what other information would be useful to include. I'm running Windows XP pro with SP3 and as I say the wireless connection runs just fine (well 99% of the time).

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Wireless connection but no ethernet connection

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Hi, sorry if it`s a rushed message and may not make much sense. i`ll try to explain it as much as i can.

I have a speedtouch 585 adsl router which i read can be used as an access point..which is what i wanna do so i can share my internet

been trying for the past few days to make it work but haven`t been able to do it

so i have a cable from the university accomodation ethernet socket(which has internet) going into one of the 4 sockets the router has..
disabled dhcp
made sure the router has the mac address the internet connection expects
i`ve looked at ipconfig when i plug the internet straight into a laptop
the ips from the university gateway are weird..like 137.222....it`s not the usual 192.168...

so i`m wondering do i have to use any of those ips to set up the speedtouch?? i`m not sure how it is meant to work so i`d love really detailed explanations. i`ve read so many forum posts but can`t get my head around it

do i change the gateway of the speedtouch to the ip i would get from connecting directly to the university internet? do i change anything else on the router?

do i have to set up my network adaptor on the laptop manually? or it will get it`s ip automatically from the dhcp server on the university gateway thing?

the speedtouch's gateway right now is 192.168.1.254..completely different from the one the university router has. when i connect my laptop to it, it identifies it and says "internet access" but it`s lying..cuz internet doesn`t work.

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A:router as access point from university ethernet connection

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Hello Guys...

I'm here for some assistance regarding Networking thru Ethernet cable and routers.

1. Have set a desktop as server assigned an IP and configured it.
2. Have connected 2 clients within nearby range of distance (all is good going here)
3. Have a 3rd client PC quite far but the networking and sharing a very slow with files and application.
4. When i connect LAN from server router to 3rd PC i can get access (but slow) but when i connect LAN from server router to another Switch router i wont get the config in 3rd PC.
5. Is there specific configuration need to do more for implementing a router switch in between both clients.
 

A:Network Lan & Ethernet connection routers (server & router)

I've removed your unnecessary poll. Please understand that a poll is optional and you do not need to create one with silly responses.

What kind of distances are we talking about here? How long is the Ethernet cable to this third computer? What connection speed does this third computer show? 10, 100, 1000 mbit/s? Is this a pre-made Ethernet cable or a cable that you or someone made for you? Are there any kinks or damage to the cable? Have you tried the computer at the location of one of the other computer that is working properly?

You cannot put a router in between and just expect it to work, that will just create a new network and split everything up. You could use a switch, a switch is not the same thing as a router, but you'd only need one if the cable run is longer than 100 meters. If the run is less than 100 meters then you have a problem with the cable or the computer.
 

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

my OS is vista
HP laptop
Belkin router...

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

any help is much appreciated.

thanks
 

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

Hi Jhaenine,

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

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

1. Click on Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections (on the left hand side of the page) > Right click on Wireless Network Connection > Properties > Highlight Internet Protoco Version 4 (TCP/IPV4) > Properties.
2. Select "use the following ip address" > type in the ip address in the range of 192.168.2.xxx (Where x refers to 2 to 254) > Subnet mask will be automatically 255.255.255.0 and type in the default gateway as 192.168.2.1
3. Select "use the following DNS" > type in 4.2.2.1 in the preferred and 4.2.2.2 in the alternate DNS and click ok and ok.

That must work.

Thank you.
 

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I have a Belkin G wireless router connected to an Arris modem (Comcast).
I am trying to connect a laptop and an android phone. There is also a PC connected to the wireless router via an ethernet cable.

When the PC is connected, the speed of the wireless connection drops significantly.
From my phone speedtest shows ping 13ms, 27.75 down and 24.18 up when the PC is not connected. When the PC is connected, speedtest shows ping 20ms, 0.2 down, and 0.1 up (if the connection doesn't time out.)

It seems the ethernet connection is taking nearly all the bandwidth and the wireless devices just won't work. How can I give equal bandwidth to the wired and wireless connections?
 

A:Wireless router won't work with ethernet connected

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Friends -

I am a comcast cablemodem subscriber, and recently upgraded some of my hardware, including a new Motorola modem, which is working fine, and a new Linksys Wireless Router, which doesn't seem to be working fine. The Linksys is talking to two wireless laptops and three desktops, all running Windows XP with SP2 and up to date on all security & patches.

The wireless laptops have no trouble with internet access through the new router, however, two of my three desktops which are connected to the router via standard 10-base-T ethernet cable are having sporadic internet connectivity. The desktop through which the router was installed never has any difficulty with its internet connection. Swapping the cables among the 4 ports on the router doesn't make any difference. All of the default settings were taken with the router's installation (no domain/host indicated), and DHCP for assignment of IP/DNS addresses. Installation was successful. All three of the desktops show a live connection to the LAN at 100 Mbs, even when the two affected desktops can't access the internet. The phenomenon is the same for Netscape, Mozilla, and IE browsers. The TC/PIP settings on each of the desktops are set for "auto" when obtaining the IP and DNS addresses. Comcast will not provide a static IP address to use for the DNS setting, and says that their policy is to use DHCP to assign the addresses. Linksys has been unhelpful.

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A:Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

Make sure your Linksys router has the latest firmware. You can update it from www.linksys.com
 

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Hello,

Thank you very much for your consideration of my problem. I reviewed a couple different searches, but I could no find no information to solve my current problem.

I am running Windows XP Home edition on a Compaq Presario. I have high-speed cable internet through Road Runner, which works very well on my desktop computer. Because of my laptop, I wanted to set up a wireless network, so I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS. For a time, the router allowed my desktop to work on a LAN connection, although the laptop couldn't seem to use the wireless router. The laptop was a budget Toshiba Satellite L35, so I thought maybe the laptop was the problem, but since I have successfully picked up wireless in a few different places outside the home with the laptop.

After about a month, the LAN connection stopped working with the desktop. I believe this occurred after the cable company replaced my modem with a new one. Currently, I have the internet running from the cable modem directly to the desktop. When I plug the desktop into the router by ethernet cord, the power light is solid as is the WLAN light, and the "1" light and the internet light. However, my computer is unable to connect to the internet ("Server not found"). Because of this I can't access the router settings page online, nor can I access wireless from my laptop. Finally, the set-up disk was sadly broken.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.
 

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I have had Windows 10 for a while and haven't had this problem until today. My connection was fine until I woke up this morning. I have tried updating my drivers but none are corrupt and are up to date. I have tried several solutions and looked at many videos and I cannot find a fix. Can anyone help?

A:My Ethernet cable nor wireless detects router.

Hi Dez37, welcome to the forums. Go to start, search and type cmd right click on the returned command prompt and select run as administrator, at the prompt copy paste:-

ipconfig/all > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) Please post the notepad outcome here.

Also go to start, search and type devmgmt.msc, press enter, device manager will open, expand the tree under network adapters, tell us what you see.

Try a power cycle, turn off the modem/router and remove all power to it, turn off your computer and remove all power to it (if a laptop take out the battery) with the power off press the computer start button for a second, this will drain any residual power, leave the computer off. Now repower the modem/router and wait until it acquires all lead lights. Once this happens repower your computer, test your connection now.

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I need to connect my W98 SE PC to my wireless router via ethernet cable so I can change the router's settings. I have never used the ethernet adapter on the this PC. DO I have to install any software first? I have been accessing the router via a wireless adapter. Could it be (I hope) as simple as plugging in the wire between the PC and one of the 4 router ports? Does the router signal the PC or will I need to reboot?
Sorry for the "dumb" questions but I know I always get good advice from you guys, and learn in the process.
 

A:Setting up direct ethernet to wireless router

If you can access the router via wireless you can configure it from there as well.
 

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Hello,

My problem is that I can not access the internet and print at the same time. I access the internet thru a modem with a ethernet connection directly to my laptop and I also have a wireless router (TrendNet 54 Mbps, TEW-432BRP) that I use to connect 2 printers.

If I want to use the internet I have to disconnect the wireless router and then if I want to print, I have to re-connect the wireless router which then prevents me from accessing the internet. I can only connect to one of these at a time which is driving me crazy.

I also receive error messages about ip address conflicts on my laptop so I don't know if this has anything to do with my problem. I hope someone can help me with this.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B815 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4039 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1795 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 119605 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 27423 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Thanks & God bless,

Patrick
 

A:Solved: Ethernet & Wireless router problems

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I was on here last night trying to get my laptop to connect to wireless internet. I'm still working on figuring that out with the person I bought the laptop from and I may end up purchasing a wireless card, but now my question is:

Can I connect to the internet right now by using an ethernet network cable plugged into my computer and into the D-link router which my desktop computer already accesses the internet from?

I plugged it in but nothing happened.
 

A:Using an ethernet cable to connect to wireless router..

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Good afternoon everyone,

Please excuse the way that I may communicate as I am fairly new to posting on here.

I have been having problems with my fathers computer. He currently has a linksys B network card and also has the capability of hooking up with an ethernet cable as he is close enough to it. The software he is using is windows XP

The problem that he has is that while he is using any of his applications, such as on facebook, the computer will intermittently lose connection completely. At first i though that it may have been a problem with the network card but then found out that it is also happening when directly connected.

I run on the same router in the house and use a dell Latitude E6500 with windows vista and no problems staying online.

Does anyone have any possible idea as to how to resolve this. I am in the process of ordering a new network card for him that is a 802.11g instead of a 802.11b beyond this I cannot find any idea as to what is causing it. Any assistance is appreciated and I am more than happy to provide anymore necessary info.
 

A:computer int disconnects from router on both wireless and with ethernet

Welcome to TSG:
If you are experiencing disconnects on both wired and wireless,I might assume that the problem does not lie with the wireless adapter alone.
Couple of things I might do.
Run your updated antivirus/antispyware suite to flush out any potential threats.
When you lose connectivity,take a look at task manager.Any particular task/process using a high % of cpu.? Idle task should be running above 90%.
Boot up in safe mode with networking.
Same problem?.
Just to be safe,I might download any more current firmware for your router.I understand that your other pc does not have an issue,but newer firmware if available can't hurt.
Any error msgs when connectivity is lost ?
How do you recover ?
 

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Executive summary:

I want to add a win98 laptop to my network which consists of a desktop that receives a wireless signal from a router. The laptop would connect to this desktop with an ethernet cable.

Here is my detailed setup:

I.
A) Internet comes in through the wall to a Shaw surfboard, then uplinks to a D-Link router (DI 524 - a bit old).

B)The router sends wireless signals flying across the apartment to my desktop
i)which has a wireless ring receiver thingie (http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii221/computer-camp/ASUS Wireless Antenna/oly3646.jpg)
ii)The router also connects directly to my girlfriend's computer via ethernet, but that's not important right now.

II.
A) My desktop has two ethernet ports.
B) The desktop connects to a laptop running win98 (best for playing old games - at least the ones that don't run so well on DosBox)
i)The laptop has an IP when I use ipconfig to check what it sees. This IP is 169.254.122.9
ii)The laptop also shows a default gateway: 255.255.0.0

III.
A) When I look at the network, I can see my computer and my girlfriend's. I cannot see the win98 laptop. I suspect I must make changes to its network settings so that I can see it in the list of computers. I might have to bridge some connections? Enable internet connection sharing on the laptop? (AND desktop??) I'm not sure.

additional info: pinging 169.254.122.9 from the desktop: request times out.

ipconfig info for the desktop:
DHCP enabled: yes
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A:Is this possible? wireless router + desktop + ethernet + win98

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My trusty linksys wireless router got fried in a recent electrical storm. While waiting for a new d-link "airplus extreme g" to come in, I've been relying on old wireless routers lying around, like a netgear WGR614 v6.

I connect to the router via ethernet because a) I have a desktop and b) no wireless router I've ever used has allowed me to work in sshell without dropping me after a few minutes. I do a lot of work in shell and after the linksys fried, if I wanted to run a program that takes a while, I had to take everyone off the wireless router and connect to the modem directly. I was hoping my new d-link would solve the problem, but so far things are actually much worse.

I'm still connected via ethernet only but now I get "a network cable connection is unplugged" about every 15 seconds (or less). Again, I never had this problem with the linksys but the other modems I've tried since have been pretty problematic, dropping all the ethernet-connected computers on the network. Any ideas?
EDITED: updated the firmware, that seems to help ... please ignore this message until I know I'm stuck again! I would delete it, but that doesn't seem possible.
 

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I was wondering if it is possible to connect my printer (HP 6310xi) to my wireless router. Both have ethernet ports so I will be using my ethernet cable.

I wanted to do this mainly because originally my printer is connected to my desktop and I am using print share, but I'm getting rid of the desktop so the print share will be gone, and I still want to be able to print wirelessly from my laptop.

Thanks.
 

A:connect printer to wireless router (ethernet)

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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 have read several solutions to similar problems but they do not work in my situation for some reason. (including the colledge dorm and router to router solutions)

MY SETUP
I am work on drilling rigs at remote locations way up North. As such my internet come to me via satellite. I do not have access to the modem (if you even call it that in this situation). All I have in my building is a wire called a "Pason Cable" that enters through the wall.

Only one computer on location has the necessary port on the back to connect to this cable. (window 2000 OS)

This computer then has a cable which I believe is called an eithernet cat 5 port with a cable coming out of it. We have always connected this to various wireless routers. (Different people bring their own)

I recently purchased a new D-link DIR-625 wireless N router.

I have it hooked up with the cable out of the aforementioned computer going into the "internet" port on the D-link.

The Problem
Computers can connect to the new D-Link with 100% signal but cannot connect to the internet. The router confirms that the is no connection to the internet via a flashing light indicator.
Attempted Solutions
I have attempted to use the other solutions on this site:
-Disable DHCP and set the first three numbers of the routers IP address to the same as the host computers, and the last to 254.

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Hi, I hope you can help - I am trying to connect a ZyXEL P660HW Wireless ADSL Modem router to my Windows XP SP2 desktop computer. I have had various problems but have now managed to get my LAN connectivity back and this is telling me my LAN is connected but the LAN socket on the router is not lighting up when I connect the ethernet cable into the back of the PC.

When I try to connect to the internet via the router nothing is happening and I get the following message after running network diagnostics:-

Error attempting to validate Winsock base providers:2

Not all base service provider entries could be found in this winsock catalog. A reset is needed.

I have run several winsock fixes, they all tell me the catalog has been repaired but I am still getting this error. I have re-set the router (several times) and have configured the IP address and default gateway. I can connect to the internet using my Speedtouch modem with no problems at all.

I have run out of ideas - please help!!
 

A:Problems connecting wireless router via ethernet cable

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Recently I purchased a new wireless N router, and have moved the older wireless G router downstairs, where I hope to be able bridge a connection between the two. Google results, ironically enough, have suggested Googling instructions on setting such a thing up.

Connected to this computer (which is upstairs) is the new one, a Belkin Wireless N model no. F5D8236-4 Version 1. Downstairs the the old Linksys Wireless G model no. WRT54GS Version 6. I have a friend who works a lot with networking, who is skeptical of the idea, but Googling it has returned hope that it is possible. The main dispute is how.

Here's the setup: This computer is wired to the Belkin router, which is wired into the modem and is also currently hosting the house's wireless network. The Linksys is downstairs wired only to my Xbox 360. My attempts at even trying to find where to configure these routers have proved pathetic, so I've been driven here.

Could this work, and will it work with these two routers? If so, how do I go about it?
 

A:Solved: Wireless Router to Wireless Router Connection?

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My wireless was working fine... didn't touch anything and then it stopped.

My roommate can connect fine and I can connect with the ethernet cable.

I ran the Xirrus and it's not detecting any networks and i'm right next to the modem.

I did a system restore, ran a virus scan and no dice.

Any suggestions?
 

A:ethernet connection but not wireless

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Ok here's the situation:
I just moved into a student apartment. The internet is already activated and it is available through the RJ45 jack straight off the wall. Using an Ethernet cable I am able to use Internet without any issues with my PC.

What I want to do:
- Use my Buffalo ADSL router/modem to share the connection: both wired and wireless.
- Use my router as local DHCP to create a private network with my home devices.
- Be able to access both the internet and the router without having to unplug anything.

The setup:
- There is no way to use a DSL (phone) cablein the house so I have to plug the Ethernet cable carrying the connection in one of the LAN port of the router.
- My PC use another free LAN port.

The issues so far:
- I am only able to share the connection through the LAN ports of the router.
- Wireless devices are able to connect (it even read "Internet access" in the tray bar) but are unable to browse. It can't resolve proxy and always time out.
-When the Ethernet cable is plugged into the router, the router itself becomes unavailable. I'm assuming the connection has its own gateway somewhere else and prevents me from accessing the router.
- I effectively don't have any private network anymore.

edit: another weird thing I noticed. On my laptop anytime I try to connect to a wireless network it connects to 2 networks at the same time. One with the proper SSID and the other "Unidentified network"

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A:Issues using my router/modem to share connection coming from Ethernet cable

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

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

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

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

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

Could be that the router is only set to wifi.
go to your router setting page open it (192.168.0.1) check the settings there,
password is probably admin if you havn't changed it, please do change it if you havn't.

Or plan B reset the router

Roy

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Hello all,

I have an Acer laptop running Vista which I believe has a broken ethernet port (it's a basically new computer but port has never worked - will contact Acer about it, but in the meantime...)

When I had my internet installed the guy was here for 3 hours because we couldn't get it to work through the ethernet port. Finally he loaned me a wireless router (linksys WRT54G) and the internet works with that. I have to return it to him so I got a different one (D-Link DI-524) which I believe my parents have used in the past but never had a password on it or anything.

I cannot run the configuration for the D-Link from the set-up CD because it wants me to plug an ethernet cable from my computer into the router, and it's not able to find it. But when the installer guy gave me the Linksys router, he just plugged it in and off we went - no config needed, straight out of the box.

I plugged the new (D-link) router in and tried to find it in the list of networks available without configuration, because it may have been configured before. An unsecured network comes up called "Home" (my parents would quite probably name it something like that if they had used it before) but the signal is weak, and when I try I am not able to connect to it, so I'm not sure if that's this router (it comes and goes and I'm not able to determine if it's there when mine is plugged in or not).

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A:Configuring wireless router with broken ethernet port on computer

There isn't a way to configure the router without a wired network connection. You can pick up a pretty cheap USB to Ethernet adapter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156133
 

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Laptop running Windows 7 no wifi to Netgear48 Router I hope someone can help me with this problem please. A new Netgear 48 wireless router was set up some months ago. It works fine on 2 tablets, 2 cell phones (all Androids) and one desktop computer (Win7) All of these will work without the need to be connected to the router, however, my laptop running Win 7 will not connect to the web unless the Ethernet cable is connected between laptop and router when it then works without a problem. I have tried troubleshooting and this has failed to produce a solution and have then checked out the dependency services and got error messages which I cannot correct and really do not understand what they mean. I am aware that these three services are interdependent and if one of these is wrong the other two won't play nicely. However, these only appear to affect the wireless side of the router as no problems are experienced when wired up. These are the details: Peer Name Resolution Protocol Properties (On local computer)Service Name: PNRPservStartup Type: AutomaticService status: stoppedLog on as: Local System Account radio button selected the rest of the screen is emptyAllow service to interact with desktop blankDependencies: This service depends on Peer Network Identity ManagerThe following system components depend on this service: Peer Networking Grouping, PNRP Machine Name Publication ServiceRecovery: Not attemptedAttempted to start the service and got this error message:"W... Read more

A:Netgear48 wireless router ethernet cable reqd for laptop

Further to my earlier query, I have checked those dependencies again, this time with the router plugged into the laptop, I got internet connection as expected, but the same errors were still there as noted previously, whatever is preventing me connecting to the internet wirelessly, it cannot be in that area. When the previous router, a Belkin, was setup I used the desktop computer as the main one always plugged into the router with the laptops operating wirelessly. I do not know if this is important, am blundering around trying to find a solution without a clue what to do next. Any ideas?

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Hi,
I have a new D-Link DSL-2740B wireless modem/router.
I am moving on campus for University, and I only have access to a ethernet port not a DSL port.
Is there a way I can use my modem/router as just a wireless router?
To do this I would assume i would have to use a LAN port as a internet in port?
Thank you in advance for any help.
Otis.
 

A:Using university (college) ethernet internet with a wireless modem/router?

yes, you would setup as a 2nd router / switch
BUT you may find its against the university rules to use routers on the network
I would check with the IT department and ask them how to do it
 

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hey,

Today i have a new problem with my adsl. The wireless was working at full 'advertised' speed last night, then today i noticed the wireless connection symbol in the task bar had changed from 54mbs to only 2 mbs, and a speedtest showed that it was a tenth of the speed it used to be.

Because i just installed my modem yesterday, i thought maybe this was just the isp limiting my connection until i register the modem or something. However, when i connect an ethernet cable between the modem and my computer, the connection works at full advertised speed. Does this rule out the possibility that my isp is limiting my signal, and suggest that the problem is with my wireless settings? Thanks for any help. The modem is a speedtouch 780.
 

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Hi there,

I've got a PC connected to the internet with an ethernet cable, and two laptops connected to the same router via wireless. Everything was working fine untill a few days ago. At the moment, I still have internet on my PC, but both of the laptops do connect to the router, but won't connect to the internet.

I have tried the usual /flushdns and problem solving in Control Panel, but I can't get it to work, and I haven't got a clue what I should do next.

Here's the IPConfig /all for both laptops (One pasted, the other one in file as to not spam the post:

Microsoft Windows [versie 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

C:\Users\Wilma>ipconfig /all

Windows IP-configuratie

Hostnaam . . . . . . . . . . . . : LaptopWilma
Primair DNS-achtervoegsel . . . . :
Knooppunttype . . . . . . . . . . : hybride
IP-routering ingeschakeld . . . . : nee
WINS-proxy ingeschakeld . . . . . : nee

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding 2:

Mediumstatus. . . . . . . . . . . : medium ontkoppeld
Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysiek adres. . . . . . . . . . . : 7A-F1-A1-5F-89-DB
DHCP ingeschakeld . . . . . . . . : ja
Autom. configuratie ingeschakeld : ja

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding:

Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter
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