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Configuring wireless router with broken ethernet port on computer

Q: Configuring wireless router with broken ethernet port on computer

Hello all,

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

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

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

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

You guys usually ask for ip adresses, so here's the info from ipconfig (mind you, I'm connected to the internet via the Linksys router right now):
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Michelle>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Michelle-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cablerocket.net
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cablerocket.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-69-69-E9-9D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::894c:1232:a8fd:ad80%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 09, 2008 6:02:08 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:13:43 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8071 based Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-CC-05-FD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:2431:318b:be81:479b(Pref
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2431:318b:be81:479b%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cablerocket.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.cablerocket.net
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{E70C3130-9522-4A17-BEF2-918F25877

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

My question: how can I configure the new router without plugging it into my computer's ethernet port??

Thank you SO much for any help you can provide!

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A: Configuring wireless router with broken ethernet port on computer

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


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My computer ethernet port recognizes any modem but will not recognize any wireless routers. My ISP (DSL) spent 3 hours on the phone with me and can't figure it out. I have also contacted Gateway, figuring it must be my computer. I make money on the side fixing computers, so I do have a good idea as to what is what.

I run Win7 on a Gateway DX4822 with Intel Pentium Dou-core. I have searched and searched for months and have found nothing. I have asked this question on various forums (including Microsoft) and still nothing.

I have wireless connectivity with a USB 2.0 WAN antenna. I also have a blu-ray player, XBox 360, and Wii all hooked up through this router. The player and XBox are wired, the Wii and a printer is wireless.

I have had all things disconnected while trying to solve this issue, thinking that somehow there wasn't enough juice getting through. The cable works. I have tried resets, powerdowns, restarts, system recovery (at one point for a few days it did work as I shared internet from a friend upstairs from me), system restore, many different wireless routers AND modems.

With the router connected, the ethernet port light does NOT come on. With the modem directly connected, the light DOES come on. Other computers/laptops in the house work wired into the router.

This is driving me nuts. I need to have the hub computer wired. All other comps on this system are fine wireless.

Thanks in advace - Zxypher

A:Computer ethernet port recognizes modem but not router.

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So a couples of days ago my computer lost connection a few times, but it got back up running without any problems, yesterday however I had huge problems browsing trough the internet and had problems connecting to pages several times, but downloading worked just fine, but today I'm not able to do anything, it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting, but when its connected the connection is so bad that I can't access a single site.
I know it must be something wrong with my computer, because I've tested two different cables in two different ports, and I know one of the cables must work since I have no problems connecting to the internet on my Xbox 360, and all the other computers in the house have no internet problems what so ever, including the wireless connection on my laptop, and I also run into the same connection problem even in safe mode.
I noticed that the light on my ethernet port is solid orange, but usually it is green, and I've tried to do a virus scan to check if that might be the problem, but I doubt it since I haven't accessed any pages I don't usually visit in a while and it didn't find any viruses.
I have had some problems with the ethernet port before, but nothing that was permanent, I have experienced that my computer has had connection problems while everyone else in the house have had no problems, but after waiting a bit it suddenly reconnects and has worked just fine for many many months, and I've only experienced this pr... Read more

A:I think my ethernet port is broken, might need internet/ethernet card.

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I just got a call from my 87 year old mom in Iowa. I'm in Tucson. Mom wasn't able to connect to her internet provider today. She seems to have sporatic problems with the connection. Sometimes it works....sometimes not. In frustration, she unplugged the ethernet cord and took her Dell Inspiron laptop to the geek squad. They told her (for a $70 diagnosis fee) that the ethernet port was broken and it's part of the motherboard. Not easy to fix. They suggest she buy a linksys wireless outfit to access her internet provider. That's about $80. and she's worried about being able to set it up at home by herself. At that point, they suggest she buy a new laptop. Isn't there a way to reroute the ethernet plug from her internet providers modem through one of her USB ports....with an adapter of some kind. The geeks told her they didn't know where to get one or if it was even possible. Mom's not rich and I'm worried that she's not getting good advise. Isn't this an easy problem to work around? Thanks- Mike Z

A:ethernet port broken

First off, there is no reason to even believe the folks at Geek Squad, they've been wrong before.

The only advice that I'd have is to first diagnose what is really wrong before buying stuff that they're recommending.

You can buy a PCMCIA Ethernet adapter, and there are also USB Ethernet adapters, either will solve this issue with no wireless installation and configuration issues.

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Good afternoon everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Being fed up with the software router I was running I set up a netgear RP114 cable/DSL router. Connection to the net is fine, the problem is, before I used to have a webserver as the router machine. Now it sits behind the router. I set up port forwarding for port 80 to point to the internal IP address of the machine (running http:// on the internal network IP reveals the webpage so that is working ).

When I put my public ip address into a web browser (after http://) then I get the login screen for the router for web-based configuration. and not the web-server. Also, other services that I set up (telnet, ssh) didn't work.

Any ideas?

A:Port forwarding and configuring a web-server behind a router.

Couldn't find a RP114 on the Netgear site. Are you using a RP614 or a FR114P?
In either case you need to change the port used for remote management (Netgear default this to 8080 in many of their routers).

From a Netgear user manual (note the last sentence) "Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service port 80. For greater security, you can change the remote management web interface to a custom port by entering that number in the box provided. Choose a number between 1024 and 65535, but do not use the number of any common service port. The default is 8080, which is a common alternate for HTTP."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

-I have also connected the line out of the first computer directly to a second computer (internet works when I do this... Read more

A:Connecting wireless router to ethernet coming out of a computer

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I have a cisco 1941 ISR router and I am trying to configure a router to allow a modem for “Offband or Out of band” access.

Below is the configuration on Aux port on Line :

line aux 0
login local
modem InOut
transport input all
speed 115200
flowcontrol hardware

I have US Robotics 56k Faxmodem which is connected to aux port of router and I am using USB dialup modem with my laptop to dailin to the router which is connected to a US Robotics Faxmodem. Then I have accessed my USB dialup modem throught HyperTerminal and I can issue all “at” commands and to dialin to the modem I have used the following command
atdt914011111111 (atdt followed by country code, area code and landline number)

Once I issue the above command it give me message “Connected” and after this I just get a flashing cursor. I cannot do anything nor will it display a username login prompt.

A:Configuring Dialin connectivity using a modem on router aux port

Sorry. Can't provide any help here on using the Aux port of the ISR. I know it can be done as I've heard others have done it. On deployments I've done, we used a Raritan console server which has a built in modem for POTS line OOB connectivity. The nice thing is the Raritans are simple to configure and have a proven track record. In addition, you can get various models that support multiple devices from serial/console type access to KVM.

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I am by no means a network expert but have set up multiple wireless networks for friends. Right now I'm trying to help a relative setup a network where he has a basic Belkin wireless G router behind a Speedstream 4200 modem/router, and we can't get it working. The best I figure is that both are trying to perform the function of router and thus conflict. I dealt with a very similar situaion last summer that took a few hours or trial and error to get working, but unfortunately I can't remember what settings I changed....something having to do with bridged mode and DHCP server in the modem. Can anyone help?

A:Wireless router behind Speedstream 4200 modem/router....need help configuring.....

Welcome to TSG:

See if this tip from Johnwill,addresses your issue.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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

Also FYI:I believe that the "primary" router in this scenario,is... Read more

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Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.


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Hi Himanshubhusan ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Item C (page 84 and 85) from the hardware manual for Lenovo ideapad 500-14ISK/ ideapad 500-15ISK have those as miscellaneous parts listed with its part number (page 101) for replacement part.
Hope this help answer your query. 
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Hi guys.

I'm a streamer and I've had some serious stuttering in my stream and I'm trying to get to the bottom of what's causing it. One possible issue is that a while ago my ethernet port broke, and I connected my ethernet through a USB connector as a replacement.
I was unaware this might cause an issue. I've been advised to get a PCI-Express Network Adapter such this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-LINK-TG-3468-Gigabit-Express-Network/dp/B003CFATNI

Is this the sort of thing I should purchase? I'm currently using this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01LSMO85G/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Is it possible this could be causing stream stutter, and regardless, should I switch this up? Thanks in advance.

My specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16336 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 185 GB (76 GB Free); K: 931 GB (284 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z170X-Gaming 3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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hi i took my hard drive to my friends house and it didnt work when i put it back into my pc so reset it and my ether not working and when i go into network and connetion noing come up
The Realtek Network Controller was not found. If Deep Sleep Mode is enabled Please Plug the Cable.

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Some lady in my building wants me to install a wireless router for her and well her cable modem is downstairs and her computer is upstairs and she doesnt wanna buy a cable that long just so I could configure it so I was wondering if I could configure the router with my computer and just take it up to her like that?

A:Configuring Wireless Router

Sure, as long as you know what options she'll be wanting.

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I have to configure a 2nd NIC and wireless router, so that mobile devices connected to router can access Internet which is through NIC-1 with static IP:

refer the attached file for my query, as it is hard to explain the whole details in words.

A:Configuring 2nd NIC with wireless-router

You don't need all that: if you have on wireless adapter connected to the internet, in Network and Sharing center click on Change adapter settings. You should see a Virtual WiFi miniport. You can use that one to create a virtual network which shares the "real" adapter's internet connection.
Can you see the virtual adapter in Network and Sharing Center?

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I didn't know where I should post this, mods please move as appropriate.

I recently changed ISP from Tiscali to Direct Save Telecom. I received a letter the other day saying that the switch had been made. However I still have the same issues as before and haven't done anything actively to 'connect' to their provider. The router is still configured to Tiscali. I'm a little confused as to how it all works.

Anyway I have been attempting to configure the router to DST, assuming this would complete the switch and halt the Tiscali usage.

So I entered in my browser and entered the setup wizard. When asked for the ISP DST wasn't on the list and this means I have to manually enter some things. When I just tried going with the default, it wouldn't connect, only inputting the old Tiscali details reconnected me. I don't have a clue what they refer to and my DST literature doesn't suggest what I should input there:

Connection type: PPPoE, PPPoA, Dynamic/Fixed IP (1483 bridged), Static IP (IPOA), Modem Only (Disable Internet Sharing)

IP assigned by ISP: Yes/No (No opens up more fields)

VPI/VCI: Both require numerical entries

Encapsulation: VC MUX, LLC

MMU: Another numerical entry, default is 1454

Could anyone give me an idea what to enter in these fields?

I'm stumped. Thanks for your help.

A:Configuring my Belkin wireless router to my new ISP

is this a router-modem or one or the other?
whats the model and brand?

If its a simple router, then its mainly dependent on your modem a;readu having access to the ISP service already. Then configuring your router to use the modem as a gateway..

If its a combo unit, or the modem, then the settings you may need to tweak with. I'm not familiar in what your ISP settings are for you, since i don't live in the UK, but theres a few things to try..

-Reset your unit to manufacturer's default
-download the latest firmware from the manufacturer and update
-read/download the manual for your unit and have a read. Often it will give you explanations of what each things do and mean.
-contact your provider and ask them if they can assist you in someway..

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Hi everyone,

I recently switched my phone deal to one which included phone AND broadband rather than just phone. They had to send me a new username and password for my router which is an OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless 54 Mbps 11g firewall router. They also sent me a simple modem. In orer to connect through the router, I have to go to their webpage and type in a username and password, but on putting them in it doesn't work: I get to the 'configure' page and it won't let me past, as the next page says "Internet Explorer Cannot display this webpage."

I've tried my provider who insist the password is right, and it must be as I am currently connected to the internet via the modem they sent which requires the same new password. I just can't get passed configuring the router, which used to work perfectly. I have checked with my provider who says I am a PPPoE and VC-MUX and these are the only other settings I have to decide. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. With 2 kids in the house, we are finding it a struggle only having one computer which can connect to the internet.

Thanks so much for any help at all,


A:configuring OfficeConnect ADSL wireless router

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Hello to all,
I'm configuring my home wireless for the first time. I have bought ASUS wireless router RT-N10E

User manual is here:

The current setup at home is the following. I have ADSL modem which is set up in the router mode so I have ethernet cable which I plug to my notebook and IP address is assigned automatically and Internet works fine. There are no any setups.

Now according to the manual, this setup of wireless router should be fairly easy. Now network cable that was previously going to the notebook is plugged in to WAN input port on wireless router, and new ethernet cable is connected from one LAN port to notebook (just for the purpose of setup).
So, I use this quick install setup but at the first step: "Detecting connection status" fails so I need to skip to manual.

Can you assist me here? If everything is put on automatic it still doesnt work. I have put everything to factory settings and wait for your instrctions. I cannot understand why this auto detect QIS is not working and I'm not sure what to do manually.

I didn't try to set up all adresses manually. Right now this ADSL modem that was used to go to the Internet through ethernet cable have IP address, but this same address have also wireless router.
My friend told me that this doesn't matter since all I need is to use that ethernet cable from ADSL modem that at first was going to... Read more

A:Solved: Configuring wireless router for the first time

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I have a dell windows 98 pc with dial up. I want to change and get a cable internet for me and my son.
They said I need a ethernet port and a router. I do not have a ethernet port on back of my pc. Is there anyway I could have one installed? I was given a Linksys wireless-b 2.4GHz Broadband Router. It doesn't have a disk or card with it. Would I be able to use this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
John God

A:ethernet port and linksys router

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i was woundering if there was a router out there that could limit the amout of internet one of the PCs On my network gets im on 8meg and was woundering if i could make it so one PC gets 3meg and the main PC gets 5meg im with O2 atm and the wireless box doesnt have that many options to change is there a router that could help

thanks for any help

A:limitting a ethernet port on a router

Probably not with that router. If you buy a router that's compatible with DD-WRT 3rd party firmware, you can probably solve your issue. DD-WRT offers real bandwidth management.

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I have two computers at home: a desktop pc that has a cable modem, wireless router and a printer connected via parallel cable; and a laptop with integrated wireless. The desktop has a vpn so that my wife can connect to her office in PA. I would like to share the printer if I can so I don't also have to connect the printer to my laptop. I have tried to enable printer sharing but to no avail. Any suggestions out there?


A:Configuring a home pc with wireless router for printer sharing

I noticed you said you enabled printer sharing but did you actually go to the printer properties and share the actual printer?

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Since receiving a new AT&T 2 wire router, I am unable to print documents from my Dell laptop (Vista) through the router. When I check the control panel/printers, I see the documents with an error on the first document.

Any suggestion on what to look at for root cause?

A:Configuring sytsem to print via wireless modem/router

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Hi,i have a wired router at home.I bought a Tp link Tl-wa701nd wireless N accesspoint device,How can i set it up as an accessppoint.

Thank you

A:Configuring an wireless access point with a wired router.

I guess first of all you take the manual/User Guide out the box and read it, if you don't have one you can get the User Guide off the TP-Link website here. It will tell you exactly what you need to do to set it up.

My guess is that it will probably create its own wireless hotspot to begin with which you can connect to (settings usually on the label on the underside of the unit) and the manual will tell you the IP address you need to type in to configure it. TP-Link also provide a simulator for that model so you can mess around with all the settings first before you do it for real on your own unit.

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Although this post isn't strictly related to an issue on my computer, perhaps it can still be addressed as it deals with the general security of a network. The physical setup of the network (which does provide for fully functional internet access) is as follows in terms of wire connectivity:

The wireless router is connected via an ethernet cable on its WAN port to a LAN port on a wired firewall. This wired firewall is connected to the modem via ethernet from WAN to WAN.

This configuration as previously stated provides for internet access. My question however, is if the external IP address on the wireless router is protected by the built-in security features of the wired firewall (once having enabled them in the firewall's web-based utility), or if the firewall is simply acting as a switch, in that it successfully relays the connection from the modem to the router without implementing its security features in the process.

If it is the latter, then I ask how to configure this setup so that the wireless router utilizes the firewall's security features properly.

A:configuring home network with firewall and wireless router

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here. I've been reading the posts and it seems like you might be able to help me out. I recently did a lot of travelling with my laptop and when I arrived home, I noticed that the wireless card was not working. I think I may have forgotten to take it out at some point while travelling and don't really know if it is the card or the port that is broken...but probably the port because when I removen the card a little piece of plastic from the port fell out. (You can tell I don't know much about computers! My laptop is past warranty and I am on a tight student budget so I don't think I can afford to get it fixed right now. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can do to get wireless back in my life?!

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Help: Broken wireless port?

If the port is broken then you would be best to buy a usb wireless adapter. This will just plug into a usb port on your laptop like a usb storage drive would do.

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hey guys pls help me out.

i am jagdish from mumbai(india) and i have hathway ISP's cable modem
based inter connection 512 blastextra(7 GB).

i have PC witn win xp sp2 and hathway guys had set
my lan card settings like this

Internet IP :
Default Gateway :
Subnet Mask :
(no usernames or passwords are required)

it works absolutely fine when i have direct connection to PC.

i bought a wireless router (linksys wrt54g) to share
internet connection and data files across my Laptops
so i set my lan card to obtail dynamic IP from DHCP server(Router)

but when i try to set the lan settings as above in my
router's as static ip settings.
i get a error message which stops me from even saving
the settings to router

""IP address and gateway are not at same subnet mask""

which is true while ip has subnet as 29 the gate way has it as 15.

when i make the subnets of both ip_add and gateway as 29 or 15 the
settings get saved but the internet does not work which is obvious
as i have changed the settings given by hathway.

here i checked by ipconfig command my settings were
IP Address :
Default Gateway :
Subnet Mask :

Info of other settings in Router
Local IP Address :
Subnet Mask :

DHCP server : Enabled
Ip Range :

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A:Problem configuring linksys wireless router to hathway cable?

First, your understanding is quite good.

Internet IP :
Default Gateway :
Subnet Mask : to expand...

that subnet mask is strange. in the router setup try instead.

you may also need the MAC id from your NIC card to be set as the masquerade id in the router

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

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

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

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

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

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any advice?

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

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First let me say that I am pretty clueless regarding networking but I would like to set up a wireless network between my desktop PC (upstairs) and laptop downstairs.

My PC has no Ethernet port but does have several free USB ports. I am currently running a DSL modem that is USB and Ethernet capable to one of the USB ports. This PC is running Windows 98. My laptop has a PC card slot, an Ethernet and USB port, and runs Windows ME.

After much research, I assume I need 1) a wireless base station for upstairs, and 2) a wireless PC Card Adaptor for the laptop.

Do I need to install an Ethernet PCI adaptor for the base station or can I buy a wireless USB adaptor (I assume this allows Ethernet hardware to plug into a USB port????)

Also, when I check my Hardware in the System Properties menu, under Networking (in addition to my modem) I have listed a "Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adaptor". What is this and do I need it to network (told you I was clueless!)?

One last minor question, I also have an Apple laptop. Would that network through the system too even though it is an Apple? (I am primarily interested in giving it the ability to use my modem). Would I need some sort of adaptor card for it too?

Have heard good things about Microsoft's products if anyone has any input there. But mainly, I just want to make sure I order the right things to make it all work! Thanks in advance for any assistance!

A:Is ethernet port required for wireless?

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I recently added a Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N router to my home network and can no longer access my web/ftp server from outside the local network. Previously, I was running a ZyXEL EQ-66HW ADSL gateway in router mode as a hub and wireless AP. With the ZyXEL running by itself, I had no problem running XAMPP (Apache/FileZilla/etc..) on my internal server with a dynamic/DHCP ip address from my ISP. Problem was that I needed wireless-n and the ZyXEL only went up to G. So I put the ZyXEL in bridge-mode, turned off its wireless and DHCP and connected the Linksys as a router/firewall/AP. So far, no problem - bridge works, Linksys gets the external DHCP address, internal network gets its subnet from the router and the wireless is up. No problems routing internal to external - everything external to internal times-out. I can ping my ISP/DHCP external address, however. So it seems to me it a firewall problem. I tried forwarding my main ports 80/20-21 and opening the same on my COMODO personal firewall. No luck. I turned on DMZ to my server with COMODO still on, nothing. Disabled software firewall and tried both regular forwarding and DMZ. Still nothing. Help? I had the same problem before with the Linksys when it was using a cable-modem. Also, I was using AVG firewall before when it worked - I have newly switched to the COMODO.

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Hi I have tried many resolutions and nothing. It all worked before with 2 cheap routers off of my cable modem (High Speed Cogeco Cable) but I couldn't password protect the routers because my wireless for laptop wouldn't log on at all?

1) So now I have a new rca cable modem (from provider) to a linksys ezx55w 5 port switch (not in the uplink port I assume since I have tried with and without from modem).

2) From switch to D-Link Di-524 (for wireless in yard and garage if I choose to bring laptop out here or around) to two computers in garage

3) From switch to 100+ foot of cat cable to house to an X-Micro also wireless for where laptop mainly stays) (cheap router but works great)

So all should be fine as I have researched and had replies to do it this way for ease of not conflicting hooking 2 routers together.

NOT SO...lol.

After reading I do not see if there is something in the settings I should do to each router still...since they (to me) are on seperate lines from the 5 port switch? Or maybe is this a cause from my provider not allowing me to use 2 seperate lines as I see it as well?

ANY HELP is greatly appreciated please been working on this for over 3 weeks now and read so much that all the scenerios don't make sense anymore.
Take Care,

A:HERE WE GO AGAIN...ROUTER, 5 port switch ROUTER off MODEM? and Wireless.

the linksys is not a router it switch it's not a managed switch
you can not give it a ip address
try the d-link first then the switch turn off dhcp in the x-micro
past that I don't do wireless

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Ethernet broadband router and/or wireless router

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

A:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

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

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Hi all,

I am trying to connect a cnc machine to a PC (win 7) with no wires.

The machine has the capability to see files on the PC when hard wired with an Ethernet cable. The machine is given the ip address and folder location (on the PC), and it looks at this folder from which files can be loaded into the machines memory.

I want to get rid of the Ethernet cable as it has to run across the workshop.

Can anyone tell me the best, easiest way to do this??
I figured using a wireless dongle or router in place of the hard wire. Not sure how to set this up?
Given the controller is not a windows pc does this change the way in which it must be set up?? As stated above, the machine can see the windows folder when hardwired.

Please help.

Thanks in Advance,


A:How to connect ethernet port of machine wireless to network

What do you have to start with? By this I mean does the cnc machine have Wi-Fi capability? If not, can you add it? Does the PC have Wi-Fi capability? Do you have a wireless router or wireless access point?

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When I plug an ethernet wire from a router to the ethernet port on my computer, nothing seems to happen. There is no LAN option under my "network connections" either. My first guess is that I don't have the correct driver installed (or if I have one at all for the ethernet). Can anyone help me? I tried to open up the computer to see the brand of the Ethernet card but Some of the screws were stuck and I couldn't seem to open it. It is a Laptop running Windows XP by the way. I bought it at cyberpowerpc.com. Thanks very much for any help.

A:Windows XP: Ethernet port (and LAN) does not work..only wireless internet

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netgear n300 wireless
wnr 2000 v4

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

A:ethernet/wireless router

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

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

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

( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below


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

Run the program

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

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

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

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

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

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

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!

A:No wireless or ethernet connection - not router

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Ethernet/Wireless router confusion...

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

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

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

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

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Hello, friends,

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

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

So, from that we managed to deduce that the 2.4 ghz band on our router is dying. That's all well and good, but now we have another issue - why is our network connection trying to force its way through the wireless router? We tried hardwiring 4 different PCs, and 3 of them are defaulting to the wireless router networks, even when the wireless adapters are turned off. My laptop and desktop are defaulting to 2.4, my roommate's desktop is defaulting to 5, and our last desktop is connection just to "Network". Below is a screenshot of my network connections.
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A:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

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

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I have read/searched through most of the posts on this and various other sites and can't seem to find help with my problem. So hopefully someone will be able to help.

This morning when I woke up my computer worked properly. I then went to work, and when I turned it on I got the "blue screen of death." (I apologize for not posting the exact wording, but I did not think I would need it). I restarted the computer per the instructions, and it booted up. The computer, however, failed to connect to the wireless network. I noticed that the network icon was not in the taskbar. I then went to device manager and my integrated wireless adapter (Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG) had a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I clicked on properties and under the 'general' tab the device status read:

This device cannot start (Code 10)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device

I then unistalled the controller and attempted to reinstall via the 'add hardware' program. I then received the message:

A problem occurred during hardware installation. Your device may not function properly

I then, believing it was a driver issue, downloaded the latest drivers from the intel website for my device on another computer. I uninstalled the controller again, and tried to install with the new drivers via a thumb drive. I received the same error message and the controller had the yellow triangle. When I clicked on properties this time I received the fol... Read more

A:Integrated Wireless Controller/PC Card Adapter/Ethernet port stopped working

Sounds like your motherboard is rapidly dying.

If the ethernet controller (or adapter) does not show under Network Adapters and is not in Other or Unknown devices with a warning or error message check in the BIOS (Setup) to see if it somehow got disabled. If it is already enabled, or doesn't show there, see my first paragraph.

When the ethernet controller is defective it can prevent other integrated and/or PCMCIA networking cards from working. When this happens sometimes a USB adapter will work.

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hi all

i have a dell wireless 2350 broadband router and when i plub a cable from my laptop to ethernet port on the router it connects...then disconnects...then connects...and disconnects and so on.

i have reset the router with no success.

is the router broken? i tried installing dell setup utillity but it just says no router connected
has anybody got any knowledge on this...i want to make sure i havent missed something before i tell my client he should replace the router.


A:dell wireless 2350 broadband router broken

Try resetting the router to factory default settings.

Sounds like a problem with router's LAN port, cable or laptop.

Try different LAN ports. Try a known working cable. Can the laptop connect via ethernet to the modem directly?

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Hi. After a recent move, my netgear wireless print server/router fell and the antenna broke. I finally have my desktop connection running, as well as my vonage router; however, my old wireless network remains undetectable. Does the broken antenna have anything to do with it? I would grealy appreciate any suggestions.

A:Does a Broken Antenna Stop my Wireless Router from Working?

get a new router maybe or see if the old one can be repaired. cant do much good with a broken antenna.

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

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


A:connect printer to wireless router (ethernet)

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