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Q: Solved: Cable plug not Internet compatible?

I'm trying to set up my modem/router on a different cable outlet, and on the original one, we're using a modem that does our phone as well, I'm trying to set up a normal modem in another outlet, but when I set it up, all I get is "Limited Connectivity," I've tried with ethernet and wireless. I use that outlet for cable TV, is that same outlet not compatible with Internet?

I really need some help with this, I don't know anything about networking..

So any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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so a couple of weeks ago my internet stopped working wirelessly, after restarting, and doing everything i could thing of i plugged it in to the router and it decided to work but the wireless still wont.

its like my network card isnt even there, everyone else in the house can connect fine, but nothing is showing up for me. i downloaded xirrus wifi inspecter, but that couldnt even detect a card. nore can the device manager.

Can anyone help me fix this, i hate sitting on the kitchen benchtop to do my browsing

A:Internet wont work, but does if i plug in cable

the xirrus cannot find the adapter

make and exact model of the pc

lets see a device manager screen shot
Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working 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 screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

if this does not work then -

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb
In the Start Search box type
device manager and then press enter


Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager
network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window.
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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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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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Hi there, my mother went to work a few days ago and came home to find that her computer had restarted itself and is now displaying a "Plug an Ethernet cable into this computer"/"A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken" error message in Windows Network Diagnostics. She's running Windows 7 on a Gateway ZX4971 and we use a NETGEAR n450 for WiFi.

My Macbook and both of our phones can still connect to our WiFi perfectly fine, it's just her desktop having the issue.

I ran Start>Run>cmd>ipconfig /all and this is what came up:

I've restarted our NETGEAR n450, unplugged it completely from power and plugged it back in, and restarted her computer but nothing has worked. I ran a Malwarebytes scan and removed some bad files but that didn't solve anything either.


I've done this and everything checks out fine:
Check Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. The DHCP Client service should be Started and its Startup Type should be Automatic.

Also, I've run DriverUpdate from Slimware Utilities, Inc. but the scan reports that "Your system has the latest stable drivers and updates installed."

A:No Internet Connection/"Plug in an Ethernet cable" message after random restart.

Easiest solution - try a different ethernet cable. Yes they do go bad.

Next attempt, move the cable from the slot it is in, in the router, to a different slot. Yes, those slots also can go bad.

Harder, it is possible the NIC (ethernet card has died). In that case, you'd see what empty slots the computer has, buy a card, install it and plug into that.

I just had a poster on another forum who bought a new card for $15 and his computer which wasn't connecting, is now working fine.

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I have an HP a6600f Intel Pentium Dual CPU 64 bit operating system with a NVIDIA nForce Ethernet card and Netgear Wireless-G Router for the Toshiba laptop. My internet connection has been working just fine on BOTH computers. Recently, JUST THE HP will not connect to the internet saying "plug a cable into the network adapter local area connection". I have tried various repairs to diagnose where the issue is occurring and think it might be something to do with an HP update that may have messed something up or a driver issue?!?! After taking the router out of the loop, trying a new ethernet cable, etc...I'm thinking either drivers, port or card?!?! I have Windows Vista and have searched various forums and tried several "solutions" to no avail. Any ideas?!?! I am communicating thru my laptop's internet connection so I am limited to the "Diagnose&Repair" options on my HP (with NO INTERNET CONNECTION).

-ruled out router issue
-tried different ethernet cords
-researched error in System Diagnostics Report (Microsoft 6to4 adapter is reporting "tv_configMgrErr31")
-unchecked ipv6 internet protocol
-several restarts
-Network Sharing Center - checked properties of "local area connection"

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.2 GHz
Processor Count: 2
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A:Plug a cable into the network adapter "Local Area Connection" Error - Lost internet

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hi everone,
I have motorola SB5101 cable modem provided by my ISP.i have windows 7 on corei5. My problem is that my modem suddenly stops working after 6.oo in the evening. If i restart the modem, it works for 5 minutes and then again stops working. It doesnt start functioning properly till the time my cousin uses his laptop so i believe there is some kind of parental lock set by him in the modem . please advice what should I do. I am in urgent need of internet as i have an important project to do.
P.S. Please dont advice to take help from my cousin as he is mischievous and plays such pranks so that i get less marks in my class.

A:Solved: parental lock in cable motorola cable internet modem

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I did a Dr. Watson snapshot on the computer and it stated it does not appear to be a windows 95 plug and play compatible display driver
this problem does not start windows in normal mode and it stops aol from running on normal mode
please help thanks

A:does not appear to be a windows 95 plug and play compatible display driver

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Pc is hp b6840 but no idea wgerectge actual disk drice is either

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This is probably very simple, but I can't figure it out. Iam building a system around a new Intel D955XBK motherboard, which has the integrated audio, and I cannot determine where to plug the little audio cable that connects to the CD-ROM drive. In my old system there was a port on the audio card for it.

A:Where do you plug the audio cable?

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Can an expert out there tell me how to resolve this problem:

I plug in a LAN cable to my laptop but apparently Win 7 can't detect it. However it does detect the wireless connect and automatically connect to it.

Please help. I'm a noob when coming to Win 7 and Computer stuff.


By the way, I'm using a Linksys router. Please let me know if I need any other information to help resolve the problem. Thanks

A:Can't Detect LAN Wire Even After Plug in Cable

Are you certain that the driver for the LAN connection is installed?

Either Windows update or the manufacture of your laptop should have a driver for the LAN connection.

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Hi their first of all my computer spec:

I have a thermaltake supranoVB1000SWS case, Asus P5KC motherboard, windows 7 ultimate 64bit, Intel Quad core Q6600 CPU, 2GB corsair XMS DDR2 800mhz RAM, 1TB Samsung spinpoint hard-drive, DVD-drive

what it is, I bought my new case ( the thermaltake supranoVB1000SWS) a couple of weeks ago, so obviously I had to swap all my hardware into it from my older case.
Everything worked perfectly in my older case, its when I swapped everything to my new case that I started having problems with my DVD drive.
When I connect the IDE and power cable upto it, and switch my computer on their is no power getting to the drive, well no lights light up, flicker or do anything.
But once i turn my computer off and remove the IDE cable, but leave the power cable in, the DVD drive powers up, the draw opens and closes like normal, it only doesnt come on when the IDE cable is plugged in.

The DVD drive is set to master, this is IDE
My hard-drive is SATA so thats automatically goes to master.

The dvd drive is not detected in the BIOS ( revision 1203)

I have checked the IDE connector on the motherboard its-self and none of the pins or damaged or bent etc, I have even tried a new IDE cablr but the same happens.

Please can you help me thank you.

A:DVD drive not working when plug IDE cable into it.

arnie2009 said:

The DVD drive is set to master, this is IDE.Click to expand...

Had a similar problem moving an optical drive to the secondary IDE port on new computer a while ago. Had to change the jumper on the drive from Master to Cable Select (CS) to get it to work. It might be worth trying on your computer. You would need an IDE cable that supports CS with gray and black connectors for the drives.

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I plug in vga cable and nothing shows up. I've tested with a laptop and it work fine it showed up. So it's not the wire or the Monitor . It's the computer but idk what

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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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Can I plug in the power cable to a sata drive (already connected to sata port on mobo), while the computer is on.

With that drive connected Windows will not boot (I never have had a problem with the drive before, even when installing windows). If I remember right, a few years ago, I moved the pagefile to that drive, and it also had a boot.ini file on it (for some reason) I wonder if that is the problem (never until now), because when that drive is installed windows hangs at starting windows.

A:Plug in a sata power cable

If the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode, and the SATA port the drive is on is set to allow "hot-swap", then yes you could. If not, then no you can't.

You should post a screenshot of your Disk Management window with the problem drive connected. Expand the window so everything can be read.

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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 have Asus X450JF with windows 8.1 pro 64bit. everytime i turn on the laptop, and i plug the HDMI cable, there is no sound on my TV even in the playback devices. i unplug and replug the cable then the sound appeared on my TV. i already tried many drivers (from intel and the asus manufactured drivers) but i still to plug twice the cable to get the sound on my TV.
is this a bug or there is something wrong with the HDMI?

A:Windows 8.1 HDMI cable must plug twice to get sound on TV

No other HDMI device (monitor/TV) to test? Tried a different cable? It could be the TV not detecting it until it gets the hand shake by plugging the cable in.

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How do I configure/organize the wires in a plug to create an ethernet Receptacle/Wall Plug?

Thank you.

A:Wire Configuration for CAT5 Cable in Plug?

check this link http://www.lanshack.com/make-cat5E.asp

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I am not sure:

Can I plug-in (and -out) a SATA cable (to hard disc) from (ASUS) motherboard slot when computer is running?

Or will this cause a damage to hardware?


A:Can I plug-in SATA cable when computer is running?

If your sata controllers are in AHCI mode. It's called 'hot plugging'. Although I only do it if necessary.

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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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I'm having trouble connecting to the internet with my Acer Aspire laptop using an ASDL cable coming from a router.

The account username and password are set up. When I insert the ADSL ethernet cable in to my laptop, and click 'Connect' in the dial up box, it goes through the dialling, check password etc, and in 2 seconds, I am online, and it shows as connected in the bottom right of the screen, with the speed (100Mps).

Then, my laptop just freezes. The mouse won't move, and everything is frozen. not even the Ctrl Alt Del works. I've left it at least 20 minutes and nothing happens so I have to reset. On re-startup, it goes to a blue screen and prompts to run a file check of FAT 32(?).

Have tried this a few times, all with the same result. I usually connect via WIFI at home, but I am in Beijing for 2 weeks, using a friends internet cable. Works fine on his laptop (this one- ThinkPad X41) so not the internet thats causing the problem. Have connected to the interent via cable before in England with no such probs (although that was with a USB cable - not sure if that makes any difference?)

If anyone could help, I'd be so grateful - really need my laptop. I'm using Windows XP, and have the basic Norton Security service that comes on a free trial basis with most new laptops.

Thanks in hope...


A:Laptop crashes when plug in ASDL cable...

I would check your computer for a virus or spyware before looking at any other causes. Freezing up after connecting to the internet may be a sign there is a trojan virus or other ansty at work.

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I am having trouble with the prongs where the power cable is plugged in on the back of the tower. The computer does not come on unless I jiggle the prongs. The computer stays on just fine, then, so long as I don't turn it off. If I have to turn it off, then to get it on the next time, I have to jiggle the prongs again. I have already replaced the power cord, so I know it's not that. Have you ever heard of this happening? Is it possible to replace this part?
Thank you for your help! Maggie

A:plug for power cable on back of tower

That power cable goes into the power supply. If the cable is good, there is something wrong with the prongs of the power supply. Do you have a spare to swap to confirm?

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Hello everybody, pardon me..
I have a BSOD problem everytime i connect to network (plug the cable into my LAN card), not directly but if i unplug the cable it will never BSOD again.
I have test the cable and its fine, and i just buy a new lan card because i think the previous one is the root problems. But the BSOD happen again

I use Win7 Ultimate 32 bit
Hardware & OS = 1 year old

Thx before for your help, really appreciate it

A:BSOD when i plug LAN cable to LAN Card, (DUMP attached) HELP Please

Quote: Originally Posted by shin27

Hello everybody, pardon me..
I have a BSOD problem everytime i connect to network (plug the cable into my LAN card), not directly but if i unplug the cable it will never BSOD again.
I have test the cable and its fine, and i just buy a new lan card because i think the previous one is the root problems. But the BSOD happen again

I use Win7 Ultimate 32 bit
Hardware & OS = 1 year old

Thx before for your help, really appreciate it

Shin27 Hi and welcome

These are virtually the same and Related to ESET_Smart_Security Note: Located in \%Program Files%\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ Yours is from 3 years ago. It cant possibly work in win 7.

I would remove it and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials at least to test.


Virus, Spyware & Malware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
Next and really important.

Please remove any CD visualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%.

They use a driver, found in your dmp, called sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs.

Use this SPTD uninstaller DuplexSecure - Downloads DuplexSecure - FAQ

when you're done you can use this Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) in its place.
You also have many old drivers needing updating from as far back as 2004.

pfc.sys 4/16/2004 5:57:56 PM 0x8fa06000 0x8fa08880 0x00002880 0x408056e4 ... Read more

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Just got my new PC, but when i plug in hdmi and power cable it starts up but no signal on monitor?

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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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I arose last morning to find my display upside down 180 degees from normal ..I use a hdmi cable to display my desktop onto my big screen tv. When I disconnect the hdmi, every thing returns. I plug the cable in its turn upside down.. By the way for about a year the lower portion of my display was distorted. Something reset itself and I don’t have that problem anymore. But now I’m unable to use my big screen, thru my hdmi cable without it flipping both the laptop and tv display It appears to be an issue with my lap top hdmi port,as I tried a new cable. Please help with suggestions
Thank you in advance

A:Upside down display (180 degrees) when when hdmi cable is plug in

Press and hold
Ctrl     Alt     and press the up arrow

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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?


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

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Hey guys, I'm new here; I'm having a problem that is bothering me, I recently installed windows 8.1 on my alienware 17x R2, the problem is the laptop never shutdown and still running !, also when I unplug the power cable then plug it back again the windows freeze ! , Note that the battery on my laptop is nearly dead; I wasn't have a problem like this with windows 7, please advice, thanks

A:Windows 8.1 Freeze on shutdown and plug/unplug power cable

Right click the battery icon in the taskbar. Then, click power options. Then choose what the power button does. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable. Finally, uncheck turn on fast startup.

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T5810 upgrade to Titan X GPU which requires one 8-pin & one 6-pin connector for power.  I ordered an 8-pin to 6+8-pin cable as suggested by searches.  It plugs perfectly into the GPU but has no place to plug in on the PSU board:
It does not fit into the 8-pin spot on the lower left.  It fits in the 10-pin spot with the bottom two left open, but does not work.  The power light flashes amber.
Is there another way to power the GPU with this PSU board?  

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I have an almost fresh install of xp on my desktop and want to avoid cluttering the hard drive with stuff to slow it down. One of the things I have noticed is that media players seem to reproduce like rabbits...media player comes with windows...then some website will say that it can't live without having real player installed...and then another one...my favorite is VLC...and of course, itunes....

I noticed that there is a plug-in to make Firefox work with VLC I think there are also other plug-ins for other media players as well. What exactly do these things do? If I have the plug-in do I have to install the software? Do they improve the ease of use of the media player? the quality of the sound? do they reduce the cpu load?

A:[SOLVED] Plug it in, plug it in...and media players

Media plugins allow the browser to play audio and video files in different formats on websites.

They are not all in use at the same time (just called on when needed by a website's embedded media player), so they don't slow down your computer or fill up your hard drive.

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Hi guys,

I've been rearranging my workspace, and tried to connect my monitor (viewsonic 19in flat screen) with an extension svga cable. The machine powers on and I get a display, but the optimal viewing resolution (the monitor has a little popup message that says 1440x900) is not available as an option when I go into display settings.
When I look in device manager, the monitor is listed as a generic plug/play device. Do I need to manually install a driver from teh manufacturer? Previously, when just plugging the monitor directly to the machine with no cable the display looked fine, but now it doesn't look as good.


A:monitor detected as standard plug and play when connected with extension cable

You'd be better of with a long high quality cable then using an extension.

Yes, install the drivers from the manufactures website. These will help your GPU set the correct resolution.

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I got rid of my landline and went cellular, and have cable internet. is there any way I can fax over the internet, without having a home phone number? I do have a fax/printer, am running XP. thank you

A:Solved: fax on cable internet?

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I got a guy to install XP on my vista laptop

He installed it but now I can only use Wireless internet but no wired.

I think I need a driver but I cant find anywhere what drivers I need

A:Solved: No Cable Internet

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My boyfriend is a graphic artist, he works from home and sends all his work online - so he NEEDS the internet. He has Comcast cable, and the other day he was using it and it suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. He called the Comcast people to see if they knew what was up, he said to try to repair his IP address, but it just says "cannot repair IP address". So then the guy told him to try exchanging his modem for a new one and see if that does anything. He tried that today - and still nothing! He tried using the USB wire and ethernet wire - neither worked.

Any ideas of what we should do??

A:Solved: Problems with cable internet

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First some info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8134 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476836 MB, Free - 302176 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., B75M-HD3
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My modem is a 2.0 (not sure what that means) but will be a 3.0 next Wednesday.

Cable One is the provider. I have confirmed by both word of mouth and from their website that we are supposed to be getting 50 Mbps.

The following is a speed comparison in speeds. Blue is wireless, red is wired.
Now, my problem is we are only getting 5 Mbps but are paying for 50 Mbps. I checked just to be sure, their website does say 50 Mbps not 50 MBps and made sure the speed test was set to the same number. I checked and found out that the 3.0 is suppose to allow more than the 2.0, however I can find nothing stating that the 2.0 will only limit me to 5 Mbps. Most things I found say that it should be good up to 15 Mbps, some even said up to 25 is possible. So first thing is... Is my modem the cause of my speed being limited so drastically? Or should I be searching for other issues? If I should be searching for other issues, how should I look for them and what am I looking for?

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A:Solved: Cable Internet Problems

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Everything was going good until i was on aol one day searching through some sites on a search engine and when i went to one my comp started acting weird. I got tons of pop ups non stop like 100 or more but i brought up the task manager and it finally stoped. But then i closed the task manager and the pop ups started reoccuring so i brought the TM back up and tried to close out of aol but my comp started running slow and eventually froze. So i pulled the plug out waited 5 min, pluged it back in and turned my comp back on. Then all the lights on my cable broadband box came on but then they all went out except the internet light which blinks. But the rest stayed out. From then on i couldnt get on aol using my cable connection with my broadband box. So i tried a dial up connection to see if it worked and it does but broadband wont.

The "internet" light on my box is flashing and the "message", "cable activity" , "cable link", and "pc link" lights are all out.

I've already called and talked with my cable service and they said it should be working, they cant see any reason why its not, and i asked if i had a firewall block on could that be the problem, and they said yes.

All the problems i've experience so far is a slow comp, my downloads cut off and dont fully download (on dial up), and i cant connect to aol using broadband.

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A:Solved: Having Problems With My Cable Internet Box

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i just bought this router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833118004

it works awesome. but my pc is hooked up by a wireless card. i also have an ethernet cable from the router for when i need a better connection. the wireless works good. i plugged in the ethernet cable and my internet stopped working, unplugged, and it worked fine. i disabled the WAN from my pc when i had the cable in and tried operating off of it that way, but no-go. any help on this would be great. PC = asus m2n-e, amd64x2 2.5 Ghz, 2 x 1 GB ram, EVGA 8800gts, on Win XP pro sp2 MCE. my new wireless card is an abit airpace :

thanks for help from anyone!!!

A:Solved: WAN with no normal cable internet?

When connected to the Internet with the wireless link, please do this.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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

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

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I would greatly appreciate any help. I have kind of pieced together my network first with the roadrunner cable modem with only one ethernet port going to my dsl/cable router then two patch cables going to from the router to each pc (2 computers). I did ipconfig/all on the one that has internet access and used the ip, subnet, default gateway, dns to configure my other computer changing the last digit in the ip address.

I had file and print sharing but somewhere in my efforts, I lost that and have yet to have internet access on my second machine. I hope I have provided enough info and thanks in advance for any help.

A:Solved: cable internet for 2 xp machines

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Today I hooked up a Linksys E1500 Wireless N-router. I can get on the internet using ethernet cable but not using wireless. The Network and Sharing center says I am connected to Multiple Networks but there is a red X between there and the Internet. I have tried using network properties to configure the address - to no avail. I went into the Services and changed the WLAN AutoConfig to Automatic - to no avail. I have reset the router and modem, restarted the computer, etc - to no avail. I've tried more but right now I can't remember everything.
Here is the info. I have so far:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile ZM-80, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3837 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 236973 MB, Free - 52106 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite M305D
Antivirus: None

With ethernet cable unplugged:


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]

Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Allen Dettmer>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AllenDettmer-PC

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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A:Solved: Internet via cable but not Wireless

The following was put together mostly by etaf with a little help from me.

Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
Over the last four or so years we have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and mainly on windows Vista.
We have seen just a couple of issues on other windows operating system, windows XP and windows 7.

Windows XP:- A driver update has resolved the issue
Windows 7 :- No conclusive results for a fix

The wireless adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver."

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section,

--- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved the issue

--- 4) The majority of members, have now used the drivers from the atheros driver site, which has resolved the issue.
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I have a home network and my only PC now is a Toshiba Netbbook with XP - I also have an Ipad and an HP wireless printer connected to the network.
The Wireless Network signal strength is excellent and the Ipad and Printer connect to the Internet but the Netbook will only connect to the Internet if I run a cable from the PC to my wireless router.

A:Solved: Can only get Internet via Ethernet cable

Check the wireless is switched ON
theres often a physical switch or a combination of the FN and one of the F keys to toggle the wireless on/off
often F2 is used - but note , not always - look for a symbol that looks a little like (( i ))

is the wireless on?


What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

can we see an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
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 paste 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
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

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

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Hey guys I just moved house and the internet here is a lot worse than what I'm used to so wireless is not an option. I hooked up my old ethernet cable and It says that I'm connected to the internet but I cannot load any web pages or do anything online.
My wireless does work but I get 10 seconds delay on all my games.
I've tried resetting my router and I even bought another ethernet cable thinking that my 5 year old cable had gone flaky but neither worked. The 2 LEDs on my mobo are both lit up, one blinking.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

A:Solved: No internet using an Ethernet cable

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Please help!

I'm trying to connect my Windows 2000 SP4 to the internet via a crossover ethernet Cat5e cable, using my laptop with Windows Vista SP2. I have a wireless connection on the laptop. Basically, I'm trying to go the path: Internet-> Laptop-> Ethenet Crossover-> Desktop, resulting in a usable internet o the desktop.

I've tried multiple configurations. And have even specified the IP addresses like in this article: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-to-Build-a-Network-Using-a-Cross-Over-Cable/426/5
Right at the bottom you'll see what I mean.

I'm not getting any sign of internet access, but I can do file sharing and other basic network stuff.

Desktop has a 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible) network adapter.
Laptop has a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller adapter and a wireless Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter.


A:Solved: Connecting to Internet via Crossover Cable

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Hi i have just joined so new to this. I have just joined TalkTalk and managed to get on the internet only with the Ethernet cable. I'm on windows 7 64bit system, not sure what model the router is. I have tried troubleshooting, restarting, followed instructions but nothing works, i would be sooo happy if you could help

A:Solved: Can only connect to the internet with Ethernet cable

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I have a wired network in my home. I use a laptop with a 25' cat 5 cable. Does the length of the cable have any effect on speed? In other words, does my cable Internet speed get slowed by the long cat 5 cable?

A:Solved: Longer cat 5 cable slower Internet???

No, Cat5e is good for about 300'. Think about how a hospital wires their network. You are good bro, just keep in mind the following:

In theory, cables will work up to 300 feet long (100 Meters)

BUT, each of these aspects can cause problems.

* Crappy Hubs/Switches/Routers/NICs can't boost the signal that far
* Use crappy wire and you have no chance at all
* Use of good wire than has been abused.. (excessivly bent, flexed, pinched)
* Ends not installed correctly (crimper required, wires trimmed to fit, -use common sense)In theory, cables will work up to 300 feet long (100 Meters)

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I bought lan cable (hama), and this thing with lan protection http://static.aio.lv/gallery/PRODUC...tector-with-lan-interface-eg.jpg?_=1342790379
(sorry I don't know how is it on english) And when I plug the main cable into lan protector and hama into protector and router
I don't have internet, I had only once don't know why, so it's working properly. I think it is because of some settings, like firewall or sth, do you have an idea what could it be ?
Thank you in advance.

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Hi everyone,

I have a problem connecting the internet and I am unable to find the cause.

HW/SW: HP-dv6t Laptop, Win-Vista64, Motorola cable modem, Linksys wireless router (WRT160N)

Was able to connect to the internet using wireless router, but wireless connectivity frequently drops.
Was able to connect to the internet using modem using a cable.

I tried to upgrade the firmware, provided by linksys to fix the wireless connectivity issue.
I was able to connect to the internet, using the wireless router for about 30 seconds and the wireless connectivity droped again. After that everythiing stoped working correctly.

Observed the following in my home:
1. Could connect to the wireless router, but not to the internet
"Network and Sharing Center" shows conectivity to router, but no connection from router to internet.
2. Could connect to the modem using a cable, but not to the internet
"Network and Sharing Center" shows conectivity to modem, but no connection from modem to internet.
3. Unable access my router's adminstration page ( using a cable. I was able to do this earlier.

I took the same hardware to my friend's home, next door, who has the same ISP:
4. Could connect to the my wireless router, but not to the internet
"Network and Sharing Center" shows conectivity to router, but no connection from router to internet.
5. Could connect to the my modem using a cable, but not to the internet
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A:Solved: Connects to Cable Modem, but not to Internet

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