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Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

Q: Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?


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A: Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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Hi all,

I have a Linksys Wireless router WRT54G, the instructions say to click the cable from the cable modem, into the Internet port on router. What if I don't have a cable modem and I want to click a cable from the data jack on the wall into the router? Do I still plug it in the Internet port or do I click it in one of the other ports? Thank you in advance for your help.


A:where to plug cable in wireless router?

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


A:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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Please excuse my inexperience first off. I'm in the process of getting a new router up and running. Replacing a D Link WBR-1310 with a ZyXEL VSG1432 which is supposed to also have an integrated modem. So I'm having some problems getting the new set-up running. I'm sure that it's me not having things hooked up correctly since I'm losing two separate peices in lieu of one bigger piece. The main thing that has me concerned now is that the Cat 5e cables that were pre-installed in my house (which run through the walls to all the bedrooms plus living room) will not "lock" into place in the routers Ethernet ports. They will slide in so far, but won't lock and the corresponding lights on the router stay dark. Are the connectors on Cat5 cables different from Ethernet cables? Or is that router designed for Cat6 cables and are they different? Any insight would be appreciated.

A:Ethernet Cable and Router compatibility

They are cat5 which should be the same as Ethernet.
Are you pushing the cables in far enough and you may need to depress the 'tab' on the cables as they can be tight.
Also they may be upside down compared to the old ones.

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I live in an apartment on the 2nd floor. The Router is on the 1st floor. So the WIFI signal is really low therefor its barely usable. The landlord gave me a WIFI Repeater to extend the connection/signal. But I cant place the repeater closer to my room because it needs to reach the router?s WIFI signal to be able to repeat it. Because of that it didn?t make much of a difference. So I have an old router and I tried connecting the router to the repeater using the Router to Router method via Ethernet cable. It worked for some time and then an error would pop up DNS cannot be found. Rebooting the old router helps but it?s not a permanent fix, because after awhile the error shows up again. At this point I tried twitching with the settings but no success. I tried searching to find a solution and I asked on some known tech forums as well but again I found nothing. Now I?m thinking of using a network switch to be able to have a LAN connection on my laptop and computer, because the repeater only has one LAN port. So will it work if I'll connect the repeater to a network switch via Ethernet cable? If it would, can I connect the switch to the old router via Ethernet cable?

I want to say thank you in Advance!

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So this morning I was planning to reset my router because my internet was feeling a bit laggy. Omce i did, its lights turned on except for the ethernet light.
It was working perfectly last night

Ive tried resetting the router a few times with no results
ive ran the Windows troubleshooter with it recognizing that:
The Local Area Connection adapter is disabled: Detected
Enable the wired network adapter: Not run


A:Router isn't recognizing ethernet cable

Have you unplugged and replugged the cable in at both ends? Do you have a second cable to test?

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Hi, all

I really hope someone can help me with this before my head implodes. I've had dial-up for years but AOL said they could give me a broadband-quality internet service with a Speedtouch wireless router and an ethernet cable. They sent the equipment through, I set it up on one laptop at home and it worked fine - miraculous, in fact, really fast. So then I tried to set it up on my partner's laptop. Ran the installation software, and it got to the point where you connect the laptop (an Advent) to the router, and it said it couldn't connect. The ethernet cable was securely plugged in at both ends but no ethernet light was displaying on the router. I called AOL and they went through everything - the laptop has an ethernet card and the [netware??? - sorry, I really am a total beginner] seemed OK, ie didn't have any little crosses or question marks beside it when we looked at in in "systems information". So the AOL guy said I might need a new ethernet card. But I don't see how that's the problem, if there's already one in there and it seems to be functional!

I'll probably go try to buy an ethernet card but this has already cost me quite a bit (mostly in phone calls to AOL) and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas, or can confirm that buying the new card is my best option.

I really appreciate any help you can give

A:Trying to connect laptop to router via Ethernet cable!

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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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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 have a LaserJetprinter with a bad USB port, and I want to connect it directly to my laptop using the ethernet port. Since there is no internet at this location, I have been using the USB port.

If I connect the printer directly to my laptop what type of cable do I use (crossover?) and what kind of port settings do I use (TCP/IP?) and how do I set this up correctly?

A:how to connect printer via ethernet cable with no router


The easiest thing to do would be to but a small 5-Port switch. The newer ones are auto-sensing so you can use either a crossover or a stright through cable.

If your PC doesnt get an IP address from a DHCP Server like a router then you will need to assign a static IP address (i.e. You will then need to set a static IP Address on the printer which is in the same range (i.e.

How to set a static IP on Windows 7 (Steps 6 to 10) :
Setting a Static IP Address in Windows 7 - PortForward.com

Hope that helps.


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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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I ran about a 50ft ethernet cable today. The intent was to have the cable run from my cable modem to a wireless router. However, when I connected the router, it wouldn't connect. When I connect one end of the cable to the router and the other end to a computer, everything works fine. I've confirmed it be working on two computers. I've also tried two different router, neither of which were able to establish a connections. I've double and triple checked the connectors and they're both right. Both routers work when connected to the modem with a shorter cable. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

A:Solved: Ethernet cable not working with router

Is your cable configured as a straight through or crossover cable?

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I have a Netgear router (WNDR3400)

I have 1 desktop pc (netgear software installed on this)

I have 2 laptops

All 3 pc's are running Windows 7 pro

I need to change the Network Key (password) on the desktop.

Then I need to know what has to be done so both laptop pc's will connect without an ethernet cable.

A:Need help to connect laptops to router without ethernet cable

The manual that came with the Wireless Router has all that information. Basically you put the Router's IP address in your browser's Address bar, looks similar to but last two numbers may be different, hit Enter and should open the page to your Router's Setup. You may need the user name and password, also provided in the manual. Once in you can go to the Wireless section to set up a password or change it if already there. You can also change the Network name but remember it.
The manual:

Then when that is done you fire up the Notebooks and click the Wireless icon in the Notification Area, should show your Router and click to log in with the password you set.

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

A:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

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.
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Our house was pre-wired with cat5e cable to all rooms but we have never tried to use them until we had fios installed this week. Each room has an outlet with 2 rj45 and 2 coax. The Fios router was installed in the closet next to the wire distribution center and when I plug in the cat5e cable (with an rj45 connector ) into the router nothing happens - no light on the router indicating that it recognizes the connection. The ethernet connection in the room has the same result - the pc, laptop and xbox 360 all were all connected and none of them recognized the ethernet connection. I pulled out the outlet plate in the room and the cat5e cable is numbered the same as the cat5e cable on the other end in the wire distribution closet, and I see that they have split the cat5e wiring for ethernet and phone, 2 pairs to one rj45, one pair to the other and left the brown pair out, which sounds right based on what I have read online about splitting cat5 wiring for phone/ethernet into an rj45 connector? But, the online instructions also say that each end of the cable should match, and the connector that goes into the wireless router has all 8 wires attached to the rj45. I would really like to take advantage of the ethernet wiring in the upstairs rooms so that I don't have to buy a wireless card for the pc and the xbox, but am not sure about how to check the rj45 connections. I borrowed a cable tester from my neighbor and it shows a red light which indicates a problem, but I don't k... Read more

A:cat5e cable won't connect to ethernet port in router

You don't need a cross-over cable. A hub, switch and router are similar devices; you do not use a cross-over to connect a computer to any of those. That's the easy part.

You are correct that you only need 4 wires for ethernet (gigabit = 1000 Mbps, however, uses 8). If the correct 4 wires are connected at each end, and they are not broken in the middle somewhere, they should work.

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I have my business premises and home on the same property (100m apart) and have the phone line and fibre broadband to the business office only. I don't have a phone line in the house and just use my mobile phone for calls.

Recently when doing some repairs around the house I fitted a CAT6 cable to the house so I can get a hardwired broadband connection but now I want to have a wireless signal in the house. I,ve already messed about with trying to boost the signal from the office but the distance is fairly large and I live in an old house with fairly thick brick walls which only gives me a weak signal.

I,ve now connected a Philips SNA6500 router (One I had spare) up to the cat cable coming into the house into LAN 1 and took a patch cable out of LAN 2 to the computer. This seems to working well and I now have a good wireless signal in the house and the PC is hardwired too.

However the signal has no security and therefore I,m guessing anyone passing and neighbours have access to free broadband! How can I apply a password to the network.

The router I,m using only has 4 LAN connections and a ADSL socket. Would something with a WAN socket sort the problem?

A:How can I apply a password to router getting it feed from an ethernet cable.

Use WPA2-PSK or WPA-PSK encryption with a strong passphrase.

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I have a D-link WBR-2310 wireless router connected to a ZyXEL P-600 series modem. Everything worked fine untill a couple days ago when I had a power surge; since then the wireless router won't show on the modem that the ethernet cable is plugged in, and I get no wireless or DSL internet. I called the internet service provider, and they told me to reset both the modem and the router, which I did and it worked fine for about an hour; then it didn't recognize the cable again. I thought maybe it was the ethernet cable itself so I bought a new one, and it didn't correct the problem. When I hook any of the cables up directly from the modem to the labtop or the pc the ethernet light comes on and I have internet connection again. Why doesn't my router recognize the cable? Thank you in advance for any advice!!!!!

A:Wireles router not recognizing ethernet cable in the WAN port

Why doesn't my router recognize the cable? Click to expand...

Your fine trouble shooting has isolated the problem to the router. It is defective. To try to prove me wrong leave it unplugged for a couple hours and then reset it to factory default settings. If still not working get another router.

By the way, pretty sure the ZyXEL P-600 is a modem/router combo. So if the only problem with the WBR-2310 is the WAN you could still use it as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following.

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.

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I have an annoying problem with my pc running Windows 7 Ultimate.
Till I connected my pc(which is a desktop without wi fi adapter) to internet using a ethernet cable and a wi fi router I had no problems. After that, randomly, but especially when browsing the internet, the computer freezes and I must restart it.

I have to mention the fact that if I connect my pc to internet using directly the cable from my ISP ( a pppoe dial-up connection) everything works fine.

All the drivers are from windows update(my Windows is genuine).

What do you suggest?
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows freez while connected via ethernet cable to router

Hello kenobi .... post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions. If there is no crash dumps, that is OK .... the other information will help us to have a closer look to your system.

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Hello folks,

This is not exactly Windows 10 issue but a networking issue that I need some help with.

I am in a situation, where I need to use ethernet cable connection but there is no physical ethernet port to connect to, but there is ample wifi. I have this pocket router, Amazon.com: TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, Up to 150Mbps, USB Powered: Computers Accessories which I think can be used for this purpose. I just want to confirm, it is indeed possible.

Many thanks in advance.

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Ok, so I have one computer and printer connected via ethernet cables to a wireless router which connects another computer wirelessly via usb adapter.

Now I have another computer that I want to connect to the same internet connection on another port in the router, however when I connect the cable from the third computer and the router nothing happens and I still cannot connect. The thir computer is using windows xp home and the other two are using windows xp professional.

Please help. I've tried creating a new network connection, but that did not work.

A:Connecting computer to internet via router and ethernet cable help

We need a more detailed description of your wireless router and USB adpater... in fact all the equipment you want to work together.... list how everthing now connects together.

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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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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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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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Can't connect to internet, error message says check ethernet cable. Have not changed cable or replaced cable so not sure why no connection. Router is connected (all other computers with Wi Fi works). The router and computer have lights on the ethernet ports that are lit up showing connection. HELP?

A:Can't connect to internet, ethernet cable connected to router and comp

Try resetting everything by powering off - router, modem, PC

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I bought a new router to connect to my cable modem, so that I could share through USB. It's a Netgear WNR2200, the N300 range. I was trying to find out how to set the two of them up, and stupidly followed the wrong instructions, setting the IP address to (yes I've tried typing that into browser, tried typing the old one, tried routerlogin.net and .com. Then I tried resetting the network adapter (following threads by people who had the same problem) by doing the following in elevated command prompt:
ipconfig /flushdns
nbtstat -R
nbtstat -RR
netsh int reset all
netsh int ipv4 reset
netsh int ipv6 reset
netsh winsock reset
And then a reboot.

I've tried resetting the router, by holding the pin in and letting the test light flash for a good 20-30 seconds. I've tried turning it off, waiting, turning back on. I've tried restarting in safe mode.

What can I do to connect to this router again so I can restore the proper IP? I don't have another laptop I can use.

A:Can't connect to router via ethernet cable. Flushed DNS, reset net adapter. Help!

After you reset it to factory defaults its LAN address is set to default. Connect a Windows PC to it and show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

[Press ENTER after each command.]

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

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

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Hi Folks,

I'm really hoping that you'll be able to help me out here. I've been trying to sort this out for a few weeks now (should have asked for help earlier I know). The set up I have is a Toshiba Satellite A100 running XP Media Center Edition and an HP Pavillon Desktop also running XP Media Center Edition. I have a cable modem which is a Castlenet CBV600E and a router which is an Encore Electronics Wireless Broadband Router.

All was working brilliantly, for 6 months until a number of things happened. The laptop got a couple of trojans and generally annoying malware on it and the broadband speed was upgraded to 4Mbps (I'm in Gozo, Malta, that's good for here!). Since then the desktop will connect fine through the modem and through the router (although through the router the speed drop by about 1/3, but that's another issue), but I can only get a stable connection for the laptop by plugging it into the modem via usb.

If I connect the laptop to the router by wire or wirelessly then the speed drops to 481 kb/s download speed, 148 kb/s upload speed and the pings rise to 385 ms (just tested on speedtest.net). If I leave the connection then the speeds will decrease until pages do not load at all and the pings rise to the 1000's ms. This can take from a couple of hours to 10 minutes. If I turn everything off, leave it off for a few minutes and start it all back up again the connection returns at a useable level for a little while, then degrad... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting laptop to modem and router via ethernet cable but usb ok

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Whenever I unplug from the router and go upstairs, I can't connect to my wi-fi. The problem also persists downstairs unless I am connected by ethernet. It's been happening for about 2 days. At first the wi-fi would jump in and out randomly and quickly but now it simply wont connect. Is it a virus or how can I fix it?

A:Wifi doesn't connect unless directly connected to router by ethernet cable

You might just need to restart your router / WiFI AP to resolve that issue.

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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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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

A:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

A:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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If so, how can I configure any settings on the router? I tried connecting this router directly to my Cable modem and some limited connectivity problem pops up saying Primary DNS server cannot be found.

A:Can my unserviced DSL router be used as a router to my Motorola cable modem?

probably not, apples/oranges.

dsl uses phone lines which means you have/had dsl with your phone service.

cable uses coax cable to the modem and tv in my case with roadrunner, also provides digital phone service.

the cable comes in and i use a splitter for the modem/with phone jack for digital phone service and to the router/computers, both wired and wireless.

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Hello guys , i have a problem with my desktop pc and I really can't find a solution to it. Recently , I started to get dc and the only way of making it work again was to turn off my modem, wait 10 seconds and then restart the pc. Recently i was downloading a game from steam and after 3/25 gb it dc again. Troubleshooter reported 2 problems. The first with an red x stating that an ethernet cable is not properly plugged in or it might be broken (my cable is new and it works fine) and one with a yellow triangle stating that local area connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration. Ok so I gave up and did 2 things: first i checked my hardware. They said it works perfectly . Then I unplugged my modem thinking that this was the problem. I plugged the cable directly into my pc and had to use dial-up connection. Ok , i entered the user and pass , connected and after a few days of perfect connection i've decided to resume the download. After downloading another gb it crashed again . So out of frustration i took my pc to my friend and used his connection for the download . It worked perfectly . Now i am back home and guess what? After trying to download a large file it crashed again and now it won't even connect back. i. Have never seen something like this , it just collapses if it uses up more that 3-4 mb/s . Now the troubleshooter says the swme about the cable and the ip . My settings are to obtain an automatic ip ... My driver is fine , my cable is fine , wireless on laptop wor... Read more

A:Plug an ethernet cable into this computer ????

I would first try power cycling both the modem and router. unplug both and wait about a minute; then plug the modem back in first; and let that boot; then plug the router back in and let it boot. Also, check for a firmware upgrade for your router. If there is one; download and install it. Once that is done.I would go into the device manager in the control panel and uninstall any either net related connections and or devices. Any onboard network cards; uninstall them and let reboot and let windows hopefully detect it and reinstall the proper drivers, etc for it. Try any or all of these things and see if they help ya out any.

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I have a laptop that i received from my father about 5 months or so, it's pretty old because it was the vista model and I usually play games like LoL, SC Brood war, Warcraft 3 and Osu. Today I was using my laptop and i went away to clean my pet's cage then when i came back, my screen was black unnaturally. I thought that it was just some random problem that wasn't really that harmful until I tried turning the computer back up again with surprising results. When I booted the laptop again it took me to the screen where you got to chose whether you can solve what the problem was that made the computer suddenly shut down or just boot regularly. I tried to ust boot it up regularly when suddenly it rebooted again. It repeated this process about 5 times when I had enought and got a bit frustrated and slapping my laptop. It then showed up bluescreens for the next 4 hours or so. I plugged everything out that was on the laptop, my Blue Snowball microphone, Royche Optical mouse, ethernet cable and my Sony Stereo Headphones MDR- XD200. Finally after a bit when the bluescreens and blackscreens didn't appear I quickly went otn the website to search this up and also went on my anti-virus programs to clear any malwares or viruses. I don't know what's wrong with my laptop, and I don't know if my laptop will act weird again if i plug in my accessories.

A:Bluescreen when I plug in ethernet cable, anything in USB ports etc

Also when I plugged back my usb when i was in any of the "solve problem" screens or actually on the main screen in windows, it just automatically shows bluescreen

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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?

A:1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 wireless router...possible

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I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!


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Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!

A:Solved: Windows freezes when I plug in ethernet cable.

Gripen40k said:

Like the title says, I encounter this weird problem when I plug in the Ethernet cable to my Ethernet card. The card seemed to work fine, but just to be sure I installed a different card and still get the same problem. I think it might have something to do with windows auto detecting the connection or something similar. I have never encountered this error before so I have no clue what to do! Oh, BTW I'm working on a different computer than the one I'm on right now posting this. I'm building the computer as a server for my house, but obviously it won't do any good if windows refuses to connect!! Any help would be appreciated!Click to expand...

Just out of curiosity, are you connected 24/7 as for dsl line, or are you dial-up, and do you plug in the ethernet cable while the system is live, or do you do it while the system is turned off.

Plug in the cable while the system is turned off, or reboot your computer with the cable connected. When the OS reboots, it should be able to detect that the cable is not disconnected from the ethernet hardware and boot successfully.

You should also check the ethernet card mfg website for an up-to-date driver for your ethernet card to make sure it has the latest driver.

Hope this helps,

-- Tom

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HelloI have a Lenovo X230.When i plug ethernet RJ-45 wire cable to the NIC , the laptop shutdown after few seconds.I have a Debian 8 OS , but i also installed Windows 7 on another hard drive, just to check network drivers and it didn't help. Still shutdown when plug ethernet cable.laptop is out of warrenty last month.Any suggestions to solve this issue ?

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Hello:I've been having an issue with my Dell XPS Desktop (Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V Ethernet card).
When I connect this server to my router by an ethernet cable, all other other computers connected (Hardwired or Wifi connected) disconnect themselves from the internet. I get the same response when I connect to the Wireless Wifi as well.
It happens only with this Desktop running Windows 10.
I was told to change the DNS address to the OPENDNS Addresses - I tried and I had no luck. I do not have the Ethernet card or the Desktop in powersave mode. They do not go to sleep when idle.
Can someone please make any suggestions. Any input from your end would be very much appreciated.


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Hi, my modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in to it i am trying to link another pc to me modem but it just makes the lights flash and then doesnt work i tried it in different ports still doesnt work i also tried my xbox in it that doesnt work either iv have internet for 2 years and also plugged my xbox in now and agen and it worked fine but just recently doesnt want to work any ideas how to fix it ??
Thanks jake

A:Solved: modem doesnt work when i plug 2nd ethernet cable in

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i have the rogers cable router, and am trying to slave my linksys wrt160Nv3 to it.
my goal is to be able to share my media server wired to the slave (linksys router) to the ps3 wireless on the cable router.

i have read several posts on how to combine 2 routers into one.

what i have atm, the linksys is plugged from wan(or internet) to the lan#1 on the cable router.
router a (cable router) ip
router b (linksys) ip

both have wireless and i am using my lgx110 net book to config both wirelessly.

when i have the linksys set to i lose it. cannot enter config from html. but i can still edit router a settings of router a, from router b

the ip ranges are staggered for dhcp to not interfere with each other.... i turn off dhcp on router b and lose connection access to internet and router b.

i've tried lan port to lan port also but no connection, due to the nature of router a i do not have access to all the settings, or at least its set up un-logically (yes i used un)

from router b
ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Gobbin_mi
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11b/g M... Read more

A:cable router to router lan issues

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I have a cable router at present but I want to connect it to a Wireless router so my laptop gets a signal in the house.

the configuration im thinking of is:

cable router
wireless router
Laptop + PC

Is this straightforward? Do i need to do any extra configurations on the new wireless router?

(edit) : The wireless router will get the internet connection through a Lan cable from the cable modem.
Networking gives me a headache

A:cable router + wireless router?

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I have a 2wire DSL/router that emits a terrible wifi signal. I have a Linksys WR110 that I want to use as my primary wifi on my home network. Problem is I can't figure it out how to make it work. Is it possible to run a cable wifi router off a dsl/router to use as an access point? or a stand alone WiFi point and just have the DSL/Router using the Lan ports only?

A:1 DSL modem/router and 1 cable router

If it was me, I'd do the following:

1. Turn off the wireless in the DSL router.
2. Turn off the DHCP server on the Linksys router.
3. Setup the wireless of the Linksys
4. Assign a static IP address to the linksys router in the range of the firs router. e.g. If your current IP for logging into the first router is then change the Linksys to or something.
5. Connect the DSL router from Port 1 to the Linksys router Port 1.

In effect, you use the DSL router to assign IP addresses on the network, and use the Linksys mearly as a wireless access point.

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I have an inexq wireless broadband router, set up without the braodband connection working in network enviorment. We dont have adsl so I have had to purchase another router (cable) which has a 232 port to connect my isdn modem. This router is working ok. What I need to do now is to connect the wireless router to the cable router to allow the computers on the wireless system to access the internet (which is connected on the cable router)

Operating system Win 2000 pro, Wireless router InexQ model ISW050t (link - http://www.inexq.com/web1/english/news/newpro.asp?c4_new=ISW050t&new_type=prod) , cable router a HP400S (link to man page http://www.ellink.net/broad/hp400s.htm)

Appreciate any suggestions anyone has to offer as I am a little lost re the settings I need .. have tried a few with no success

A:Cable router to Wireless router

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So about a year my laptop got water on it ... send it to fix last week and it works now !
went to TWC to get a modem And the modem works pecfectly fine on My regualar Computer but no my Laptop
I doesnt even blink when i connect the ethernet cable ?
What can vb ethe problem??

A:Sony vaio wont recognize cable modem or ethernet cable?

you need drivers , for the devices with a yellow ! - possibly the chipset
its possible the hardware is damaged , because of the water issue

however, post back the exact sony model and windows version and can look for drivers - should be on the sony support site

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Hello there, i've just built my pc installed all new drivers from mobo and the ethernet cable is plugged into the mobo but windows 10 tells me i still need to connect a ethernet cable into the pc... i do not know what is wrong and i can't see an option in my bios of ethernet cable? if anyone can help i would be really appreciative.

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A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

A:Lost connection to Internet. Using Cable modem, ethernet cable.

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