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Is this possible? wireless router + desktop + ethernet + win98

Q: Is this possible? wireless router + desktop + ethernet + win98

Executive summary:

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

Here is my detailed setup:

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

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

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

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

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

ipconfig info for the desktop:
DHCP enabled: yes
Autoconfig enabled: yes
subnet mask:
default gateway:
DHCP server:
DNS Servers:

ipconfig info for the laptop:
DHCP enabled:yes
Subnet mask:
DHCP Server:

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A: Is this possible? wireless router + desktop + ethernet + win98

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Trying to help sister - she has linksys router using wep/128B+/open/with network key (excuse ignorance in terminology). Internet works on xp and laptop, but not on win98 machine with linksys wireless-g pci (used to work before I added network key). Here's control panel info:
configuration - linksys wireless-g pci adapter - properties - advanced - ssid matches router - shows binding to tcp/ip linsksys wireless-g pci adapter
tcp/ip linksys wireless-g pci adapter - properties - specify ip address (should this be on router somewhere?) - host on dsn config matches router - dsn server ip matches router ip
Somehow missing link between win98 machine and router. HOW???????
You guys are awesome! Thanks, Sheryl

A:win98/wireless linksys router/network key

You should be using automatic IP addresses. If there's some reason for using static IP addresses, you should make sure that you've specified the Default Gateway at or you won't get connected to the Internet.

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

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

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

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

Thanks & God bless,


A:Solved: Ethernet & Wireless router problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Ethernet and Wireless Issues Linksys Router

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

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

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

A:Wireless router won't work with ethernet connected

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

A:Setting up direct ethernet to wireless router

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

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

A:My Ethernet cable nor wireless detects router.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I plugged it in but nothing happened.

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

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Friends -

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

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

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A:Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

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

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

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

Error attempting to validate Winsock base providers:2

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

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

I have run out of ideas - please help!!

A:Problems connecting wireless router via ethernet cable

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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.

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

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

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

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

A:Netgear48 wireless router ethernet cable reqd for laptop

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

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Hello all,

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

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

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

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

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A:Configuring wireless router with broken ethernet port on computer

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Or plan B reset the router


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My laptop is connected to the network wirelessly using 2wire. This is working fine. I have the 2wire portal connected to a linksys dsl router ("etherfast"). The desktop is connected via ethernet cable to the linksys router. The internet works fine for the desktop. My problem is getting the two computers to see each other on the network. When I connect my laptop to the router via ethernet....network works. But when laptop is wireless (which I need to be logistically) ....network does not work. Can someone help me figure this out?



A:help with wireless laptop/ethernet desktop

With the network connected wirelessly, go through these troubleshooting steps.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version. A failure here needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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I have an HP desktop WIN 7(64) connected to an ARRIS Cable Modem via Ethernet.

A few days ago, I installed a couple of Microft “critical updates.” After the second one installed and rebooted, most of my desktop icons were missing, the rest were rearranged, and the desktop background was black rather than the simple blue. Also, it'd changed the desktop from my classic pattern back to the pattern that came on the original installation. So I did a system restore, and that brought things back to where they were, but I could no longer connect to the internet. I also have a laptop and iPad which were still able to connect to the network just fine.

I ran the complete HP diagnostics and everything was OK. I ran a startup repair and nothing there. The green Ethernet light on the front of the Modem is flashing green. On the back, the Ethernet cable has 2 lights: the upper is flashing orange, the lower is red. When I click on the signal strength icon in the systray, it says “Not connected; no connections available.” I opened the Network and Sharing Center, but nothing on there gets me back on the internet. Time-Warner says that the signal to the box is good.

I read through many of the problems similar to this on the forum, but none of them seemed to duplicate this problem. The closest seemed to be ones about reinstalling the ethernet drivers. If I have them, I don't know where they are, as I have no installation disks for the computer (that I can fin... Read more

A:No internet on desktop ethernet, but 2 others OK wireless


I would suggest trying to reinstall your Ethernet driver.

In your case you don't necessarily have to have the disk that came with your computer to re-install the driver.
The drivers can usually be found on your computer's manufacturer website.

To find your computer model, you can either look under your laptop or look on your desktop computer box for information given by the manufacturer. Another way of doing this is typing "dxdiag" in start menu search box. When you open dxdiag you will see information about your computer, your System Manufacture and your System Model.

Using this information search up the manufacture's website. (e.g Laptops, LCD Televisions, Projectors, Medical Imaging & More - Toshiba America Inc) then go to computers then support. You should see an option for downloadable drivers. Using the infomation you found eariler about your computer model, find your computer model then download your ethernet driver. If you are unsure about which driver to download, go to device manager in control panel. Under network adapters you should see your installed driver, download this one.

Once you are sure you have selected the appropriate driver. Uninstall your existing netwrok driver by right clicking on it in device manager. Once you have uninstalled it, run the installer of your downloaded driver.

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Hi All

Not a network expert so need a little help here!

I live out in the sticks so the only way to get an internet connection is through a white box radio receiver made by a company called Alvarion. It's stuck on the outside of the house and only has one wire protruding. This wire runs inside and ends in an ethernet connection. I've been using this to connect to the internet.

So far so good. But now I was hoping to be able to somehow turn this ethernet connection into a wireless connection.

I have a Thomson TG585v8 wireless router and was wondering if there is a way that I can use this? I tried just plugging the Alvarion ethernet connection into one of the Thomson's ports but this didn't work.

I read somewhere that I need to turn off the DHCP for the Thomson router but I can't work out how to get into the configuration menu to do so. If I connect the Thomson directly to my laptop and go to the default Thomson Gateway ( it asks for a username and password and I can't get past this. I've already tried Administrator and a blank password and I've tried the Network Name and Wireless Key just in case, but to no avail. I reset the router but still no luck. I've also tried going to dsldevice.lan but. again, no luck.

Well, I may be wildly off track but if someone would be kind enough to steer me in the right direction it would be much appreciated!



A:Configure Thomson TG585v8 Wireless Router To Relay off Alvarion Ethernet

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I have a desktop running windows 2000 connected to a wireless router with ethernet. I also have a laptop running windows xp connected to the router wirelessly. The each can access the internet perfectly fine...but how do I access the desktop from the laptop. How do I print from the laptop on the printer connected to the desktop. Please help....I have been looking for hours on how to do this and have found no solution.

A:network wireless laptop(xp) with desktop(2000) through wireless router?

you can do a remote desktop connection, provided that you enable it on both machines. you'll need the DNS names of both machines, btw.

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I am not the sharpest computer person but I do know how to get around my computers. My problem is my Netgear DGN2000 is hooked up and the ethernet cable is running into my desktop with XP. The "Local Area Connection" says 100Mbps into the router.

The problem is the desktop is getting speeds of .60 Mbps download & .40 upload. My wireless laptop and another that uses the wireless connection & Windows 7, are getting about 3.0 Mbps, but sometimes really slow as well.

I know how to get into the router settings and just wondered if something might be set wrong? I have gone into the browser and reset and updated the firmware of the router. Still confused about why it is running so slow. I called the ISP but of course they say it is the computer. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Ethernet Desktop faster than wireless laptop

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My family just gave me their old Mac desktop, I wiped it clean and then tried to connect to the internet at my house and it tells me I have invalid password for the wireless. I also tried to connect it directly via ethernet cable that works and it will not connect. I want to connect my Mac directly with ethernet. All the other computers with internet work in my house so I know its not the internet. I will post below my computer specs and internet specs which I got from my other windows PC. Please help, ive tried manually putting in the ISP and DNS and nothing works. I am fairly computer savy but Im not to familiar with networking so please descriptive. THANKS!

Mac OS X Version 10.4.7
2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

Internet Specs:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :*****
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : D4-85-64-**-**-**
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::****:****:eed7:db5a%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : ***.168.1.64(P... Read more

A:Solved: Mac desktop will not connect to wireless or ethernet internet

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I have been searching for an answer for this one but hit a brick wall with it so I hope you can help.

I have just moved to a new flat and my broadband connection won't be up for another 8 weeks. I have a desktop pc and a sony vaio notebook with a wlan adapter. I have spoken to my neighbour above and he has a wlan connection, he's been kind enough to give me the WEP key to access this until mine is installed.

I have tried this on the laptop, I can access it fine from a couple of the rooms. However my main pc is my desktop and this only has LAN cards I have attempted to share the WLAN connection with my desktop using ICS however the router is configured on and Windows needs this IP to enable shared internet on the notebook. I can't really ask my neighbour to change this just so I can share the connection to my desktop.

I have managed to create a lan connnection between the two machines so I can RDP into the notebook to browse the web.

I need to know if there is a way I can configure the network connetions within xp to allow the connection to be shared and if not, If there is some kind of proxy application that will allow me to share the connection with my desktop, I have had a look at winproxy but it's all a bit over my head.

I know it would be much simpler to buy a WLAN card for my desktop but this is only temporary so I don't really want to spend the money on something I will never use again.

Can anyone help with this.

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A:Solved: Sharing laptop wireless connection with desktop via ethernet.

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Hello all,
I have a "project" (and sort of a bet as well) that is an old "white box" desktop that my dad had in his closet for several years. Basically, I've taken it and have installed Windows 2000 Pro (SP4) with the intent of at least being able to connect wirelessly to the internet. I have two laptops (one Vista and one XP) that connect via a wireless router. I have a usb adapter card (medialink "n") and am trying to do the same with the desktop. The adapter is receiving a solid signal from the wireless router (Verizon "Mifi") but the pc will not connect to the internet. Im not receiving a gateway address from the router and really believe I have a security problem that I don't know how to get around. DHCP is enabled. Pinging shows:

IP address -
subnet -
gateway -

Any ideas?

A:W2K desktop to wireless router?

Do you have a W2k Pro driver for the wireless adapter, or using an XP one? What encryption? Will it connect w/o encryption?

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Happy holidays everyone.

I have a cable modem, and a setup as follows: the cable from the cable company attaches to the cable modem; a cable runs from there to a wireless router (NetGear), and a cable from there runs to the NIC on the desktop.

My laptop's wireless device successfully picks up the wireless signal from the router, so no probem there. However, on my desktop, I cannot get internet access. Right now, I am getting the "page cannot be displayed" screen when I try to launch the IE appication.

I called the cable company, and they had me try various things, none of which worked. They had me go to

Contrl Panel-Network, select the TCP/IP -> 3Com Etherlink 10/1000 PCI-Properties, and ensure the folllowing was selected:
IP Address tab: Obtain an IP addresss automatically is selected
WINS Configuration: Use DHCP for WINS Resolution is selected

I also powered off and powered back on the Wireless router, the Cable Modem, and the desktop, and checked the connection between the wireless router and the desktop.

On the back of the desktop, the NIC card has one orange light glowing, but nothing else. Does that mean it only has power, but is not receiving data?

Is it possible the NIC card had died?

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Desktop not seeing the web, but wireless router is

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I have a Dell Desktop Dimension E520 with a Windows 7 operating system. Up until a couple of days ago I was able to connect to the internet. I have the router connected to the computer via an ethernet cable. Now if does not detect any wireless routers in my vicinity and there were 7 others. I have a belkin G router. Can you help?

A:Desktop not seeing wireless router

I have the router connected to the computer via an ethernet cable. Now if does not detect any wireless routers in my vicinity and there were 7 others. Click to expand...

so does the desktop work with the cable and not wireless

can you post an ipconfig /all - device manager and xirrus please

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.

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

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
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I don't know if this can be done. Have a W7 machine connected thru a gigabyte switch and then to my wireless router. The wireless router is connected via cable modem to my isp. Can I use this wireless router to search for other wifi nets in the area and connect to the internet this way as well.? In other words, behave like my laptop does.

A:Wireless router and a desktop

Yes, It can be done. It is called Access Point mode, but it also depends on the type of router it is and its functions.

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i have 2 laptops (xp & vista) and both can connect to internet via a g netgear router. i have added a card on my desktop xp but cant connect although it picks up the router. when i enter the key error msg is about 40 or 104 bits needed or 5 or 13 ascii characters. the same key that is working on the laptops.
Also i would like connect these as a network so that i can share files wirelessly please help

A:desktop to wireless router

If you're using the ASCII passcode option, try redoing the encryption and ONLY use the HEX key option. The passcodes don't always translate to the correct key on different equipment.

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I have installed a home network. I have a 10/100 switch, 2 PCs with 3COM NICs.

I have installed "query application" this tells me that I have an IP Autoconfiguration Address, Subnet Mask & DHCP Server address all assigned. The light are lit on the switch.
So I guess the hardware is working.

My Win98 SE network setup is:
Client for Microsoft Networks
Microsoft Family Logon
3Com .... adapter NIC
Dial-Ip adapter
NetBEUI -> 3Com Etherlink PCI NIC
NetBEUI -> Dial-Up Adapter
TCP/IP -> 3Com Etherlink PCI NIC
TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter
File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks

Primary Network Logon is
Client for Microsoft Networks

I have set up sharing for hard drives.
I press OK for network logon.
Both PCs workgroups are the same name.

When I boot, the first time I access network neighborhood it says network is not available.
Later I can see the workgroups, but I can not see the other computer under the workgroup.

Anyone got any ideas please?

A:{RESOLVED}win98 ethernet

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Im currently using a Zoom 3G Wireless-N Router with a MF112 Mobile Broadband Dongle on the 3 Network.


ive been using this setup for over a year now and have had no issues.

I have 3 appliances that are sharing the wireless internet connection.

Iphone - Xbox360 and a Windows 7 Netbook

Yesterday i found that i couldn't establish an internet connection, i had connection to the zoom 3g router but no internet access.

To my great delight my iphone also refuses to right me internet access. A connection to the router is obtained but just no internet.

My partners Xbox 360 though has no problem accessing Xbox Live

i just dont get it.

Also whilst a connection is established to the router over my Acer aspire one Nbook. my small Gmail/Gtalk icon in the system tray suggests that im online and available. and can interact with contacts.

While this confuses me i fire up either Chrome or Fox and wait for my google.co.uk search homepage to appear in which it doesnt. if i load up a Bookmark like say Filehippo. it loads but the webpage is missing icons and its graphical interface.

I tried resetting the routers settings. rebooting my Iphone and Nbook.... Turning off the Xbox360 and then trying to see if i can obtain internet access. Nothing i try seems to solve this annoying issue. its driving me mad.

i havent installed / updated or accidental removed anything that could have caused this.

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A:Zoom 3G Wireless-N Desktop Router

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Hi all. I have made up a Win98 PC. I need an ethernet card driver. I don`t know what make of card it is.
All it has on it is: RU us. The "R" in the title is reversed and is incorporated with the "U". There is a number underneath it which is: "E154705. There are two other numbers.
DS/N TW-07C712-58910-14C-0685
DP/N 07C712/C/O TW/Rev A00. If anyone can help i would be grateful.
Best wishes: Johno J.

A:Solved: Win98 ethernet driver

this may not work on 98 - been a while - but worth a try
How to identify hardware in Device Manager

right click on the device with a yellow!

from the menu choose
Click on the Details Tab
Under the Property - drop down
Select hardware ids
Right click and select all
Then right click again and select copy
Copy and paste that information here

You should see a code similar to this


please reply with the full code for your device(s)

The portion of the code highlighted in RED is the Vendor ID and the portion highlighted in GREEN is the Device ID. In this example:


Vendor ID = 8086
Device ID = 008A

Post back those two numbers make sure we know which is vendor ID and which is device ID

These codes can be looked up at this site http://www.pcidatabase.com/

As an example the link for that database tells us that;
Vendor ID code 8086 is for this vendor - Intel Corporation
Device ID code 008A is for this device - Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030

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I am a newy to networking. It is all a bit of mystery. I thought I mastered DOS then WIN31/95 and 98 when I came across networking and NT4 server.
1) My primary computer is a NT4 server with dual processor working in parrallele. The only purpose of this NT4 server is to use the full capacity of parrallele computing to crunch numbers and save information on CD BURNER RE-WRITER. M/board is N440BX with already incorporated INTEL ETHERNET 100Base-TX and 100base-T.
2) secondary computer is LAPTOP WIN98 with NETCOMM CARD MODEM 56 COMBO (Ethernet). The PCMCIA card has a connection for modem and a separate one for Ethernet.
3)ONLY my laptop is connected to the Internet.The connection through the modem works fine.
I want to ONLY connect to the Internet through my Laptop and send files to be saved to the NT4 server which has CDROM RE-writer.
4) the physicall connection is this flat ethernet cable from my LAPTOP NETCOMM CARD MODEM(ETHERNET as well) into the socket of the NT4 server.
5)I have tried but do not understand the big picture so I am getting totally confused.
I can set up a modem connection but NOT an Ethernet connection.
Please can you help. Cheers Guy

A:help: Ethernet connect between win98&NT4server


If you are doing a direct connection between the Laptop and the Desktop PC, and you are not using a hub, then the cable you are using needs to be a Cross-Over cable.

Go to a PC hardware store and I am sure they will be able to help you out.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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i have a router ( 4 Lan ports and 1 Wan Port) and a broadband connection. i connect the cable from Broadband service to my WAN port of router.

Now both my laptops (having wireless networking cards) are networked and can share files from each other. However, my my desktop PC, connected to router LAN port, isn't able to share stuff with the other two WAN networked laptops.
The broadband service works good on desktop PC. but i cant share my stuff with my laptops.

how can i share my stuff with dekstop PC. the 2 laptops and 1 desktop PC is connected with the same router.

The IP assigned by router to laptops are and The dekstop PC gets IP The gateway for all machines in and subnet mask is also same for all machines.
Thanking in anticipation.

A:1 router, 2 wireless laptop 1 desktop LAN networking help.

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Its weird.
My laptop gets on the network fine wireless. However, my desktop which is connected by ethernet does not connect / minimal connection after installing Avast anti-virus.

Really don't want to do another reset because it takes forever to get the laptop to connect again after resetting. Is there anything I can do to the desktop to make it connect?

A:Laptop can connect but not desktop to wireless router

Do you have the evil friend, COMODO, installed. That has been our usual cause lately... they have moved beyond their reputation

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Hi there,

I am in a bit of a pickle with my current residence. My leaser will not allow me to have an extra cable modem install near the only place I can have my desktop. So my next course of action was to get a wireless adapter and connect it to a wireless router.

Here is the entire map

NOT WORKING: Desktop -> Linksys adapter Model: WUSB600N -X> Linksys wireless router Model: WRT400N -> Cable Modem.

WORKING: Desktop -> Linksys wireless router Model: WRT400N (connected through hardline) -> Cable Modem.

WORKING: Desktop -> Cable Modem.

This is what I have done.

I did a fresh install of Win7 Build 7100 x64. Got the router to install and connect no issues had to get a 50ft string of Cat-5 to string across the house until Newegg delivered my router and adapter. Once the router was install I have no issues of internet. I got the adapter installed, device drivers had no problems, ran the software that came with the router (LELA) and no problems still. Using Win7 networking management, connected manually to the network I had just set up. No problems. Unplugged the cable from the router and the Ethernet jack in my PC no issues. Still pulling down 8MB tested at (speedtest.net) with the wireless adapter.

Only issue the router was plugged into a wall jack near my comp, I got this also to connect my 360 to via hardline. So thinking it was all good, I shut down my pc, unplugged my router, relocated it and plugged everything back in, turned everything back on. No ... Read more

A:Issues connecting desktop to wireless router

Quote: Originally Posted by Pyrocide

Only issue the router was plugged into a wall jack near my comp, I got this also to connect my 360 to via hardline. So thinking it was all good, I shut down my pc, unplugged my router, relocated it and plugged everything back in, turned everything back on. No internet. I can see the network some times with excellent signal, try to connect using WPA or WPA-2 with the correct security key and 7 tells me I cannot connect to the wireless router. Thinking the router fugged up, unplugged the 50 ft cord and plugged it directly from my modem to the router and i get internets. Second try, relocated the router and connected the computer via Cat-5 cable to the router and voila internet.

I know for a fact the wireless router is good because I can connect it to my iTouch and NDS with no issues. After relocating it the first time to be near my 360.

I have tried resetting the IP, resetting the modem and reconfiguring my wireless network. Still cannot connect to internet via adapter.

I am using the most up to date drivers for my P5N-D NIC, chipset, everything my basic TS steps have fixed most of my problems and this will not fix.

Anyone have any suggestions?

I think, maybe, the highlighted text above is significant in that you say you can see the router "sometimes". It may be that the signal across your house is dropping off enough to cause the problem.

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