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Q: random disconnects: wireless internet connection, pc is hardwired to my router

OK I have a local isp providing wireless internet service, and seeing as that the only other option I have is 56k dialup, I'm stuck with it. I have hardwired my PC to my router and it works great with surfing the web and whatnot, but my problems occur when I'm gaming.

-I will get lag spikes (expected) playing online games
-Frequently, yet randomly, I will be disconnected from the game completely, and the case seems to be a momentary lapse of connectivity.
-During these periods, web pages won't load and I can't interact in the game, basically a big lag spike. The game will boot me back to the menu, and shortly after (seconds after being booted usually, rarely minutes), I can log back in again.
Once again, I'm using a wireless router to connect to my wireless internet service, and these random lag spikes kick me off of games or temporarily stop downloads. When something requires a streaming connection, it's a huge hindrance to me.

Sorry if I'm not very computer literate, but I am very new to this connection and tech talk in general, so feel free to hold my hand if you have any advice.


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I have a wireless modem connected to my main desktop in a downstairs room of my house (where my Comcast internet connection is located). The wireless connectivity is fine throughout the house for the most part.

However, if I want to connect to a slingbox to my tv upstairs which requires a hard wired ethernet connection, what are my options?

I will have no permanent computer upstairs.

Can I configure an access point for this or will I have to look at one of Cicso Power type options for this type of needed connection?

A:Wireless router in part of house, but need a hardwired connection in another part

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Hey guys,

I am desperate for your help. In my 15 years of using the Internet, I never had to consult a forum directly, I always found my answer googling the problem. Not this time though.

Even though there are thousands of problems and answers regarding random disconnects from wireless networks, none of them helped me out, here is why:

Due to my job I am on the go all the time and have therefore in the past without any issues quickly connected to something like 15 wireless networks. Everything always worked as one would expect.
Now I am at a new place and I keep getting disconnected from the wireless network. This happens after 2 mins, 15 mins, even 3h after connecting. Usually I dont have to use the Troubleshooting, wireless will just reconnect by itself within a matter of seconds. However, constant disconnects annoy me and I need to get rid of this.
Since I never had this issue for 2 yrs with the exact same hardware and software configuration, I am thinking the problem must be on the router's side. Since I dont consider myself a newb in this regard, I feel save to say that all router configurations look okay, I didnt see anything odd that could cause this.
I am hesitant to change settings on my machine that I found when googling, because I was always able to connect without any problems to any wireless network. It seems just this one at my new place causes issues.

Can anyone help?


- Win 7 64 bit Home Premium on Asus Laptop with Atheros AR9285 wireless adapter
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A:Router Causes Random Wireless Network Disconnects

Hi murphy347,

Welcome to SevenForums.

The only thing that comes to my mind is that your present location is much more susceptible to Radio Frequency Interference.

Did you try changing the channel in the Wireless Settings of your router? ( There are 13 ) Atleast one should prove to be better.

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I went to a small office that has a DSL connection. It seems to be going through a router of some kind because they all have IP adresses with the first 3 octets being the same number. (e.g. 69.147.292.xxx). I hooked up a wireless router to one of the network connections and attached 3 pc's to it. Of course they now all have addresses like 192.168.2.xxx. Router is a Belkin 802.11g router.

Can I still share resources from the 192.168.2.xxx machines with the ones that have the 69.147.292.xxx addresses?



A:Solved: Sharing resources on a hardwired router with a ones on a wireless router.

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Hi....I'm new to this forum but I have an annoying problem with my wireless internet. I've had a linksys wireless DSL connection for about 4 months now. Every time I play steam : counterstrike 1.6 i will get an error message that says......
"NET_sendpacket error: no error"
and when i come to the desktop my internet has disconnected and the only way to fix it is to restart my computer to just repeat the process. Also it doesnt just happen on steam it happens on any program even internet explorer. I've been contacting : Windows, emachines, dslextreme, and linksys and i haven't come up with anything that has fixed this problem....my internet just randomly disconnects....i mean its totally random....sometimes i can have it on for about a day and no disconnect and sometimes for about 30 seconds after booting up. Here's some information on my comp.....
internet: DSLExtreme
software (on other computer with router, no problems): Windows 2000
software (on my computer with wireless problems): Windows XP
linksys DSL router (other computer):
Wireless B Broadband router 2.4ghz 802.11b Model Number: BEFW11S4
linksys DSL adapter (my computer):
Wireless B USB Network Adapter 2.4ghz 802.11b Model Number: WUSB11
Note: Only 1 wireless connection hooked up to router.(my computer)
Note: The Wireless adapter is only like 6 feet away from the router so i dont think it's the signal that's the problem.

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A:Wireless Connection Problems including random disconnects

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Ok, I would really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. I have a D-Link DI-624 Rev. C router with an Xbox 360, and a Windows XP desktop connected to it with ethernet cables, and it cannot seem to hold a connection. When I connect the computer straight to the modem, the connection is fine, but when it is through the router, it drops every couple of minutes. I dont know what I'm doing wrong. I dont think it is the router, because I even bought a Netgear WGR614 v.7 and it also did the same thing. I am also using AT&T Yahoo! and a speedstream 5100 modem. If you can not help me, who do you think I should call for support? The modem company, the router company, the ISP, or Microsoft? Also ask any other questions if you need them?

A:Hardwired connection through router dropping?

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Hi all..
I will attempt to make this short as I can! We recentely went from Dial up to Satellite internet. The satellite installer connected hard wired from router to our two computers.It has worked great. I now want to connect my wifes Lap top to router hardwired also. I used proper Cat 5 interconnect cable etc between router and laptop. Not being much of a computer Guru,I knew that somehow I was going to have to make the router recgonize the Laptop. I called the orginal satellite installer, and he told me its very simple process.

Open browser/click on view/ internet options / connections. He said click on box that says, auto recgonize, and Bingo! Your all set to go.Laptop is win XP by the way! I don't see any box saying auto recgonixe,So, I then clicked on Setup for internet connection.A welcome to the connection Wizard opens. So I followed with the next option, again and again,and it really took me nowhere that I had an option to click on anything. So,now I'm back to square one with no connection.

Just one little added note of interest. I have noticed that on both my wifes puter and also on mine that are connected and working. In the connection dialog box where it says part way down...Never dial a connection../ and the two other options to choose from, that the Never dial a connection has a check mark in it on both or our working puters. But , on the lap top , that whole area is grayed out, and you can't selecet any of the options if one wanted. Could that... Read more

A:Laptop hardwired to router connection problem..

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Hey everyone -

I can follow directions and am fairly tech-savvy, just don't have the time to troubleshoot this stuff and run my business. Here's the rundown:

Router: Cisco Linksys E1000 V2
-working fine until I unplugged to move it and plugged it in
-verified with tech support the problem is not physical
-right now, am hardwired to the router, which is hardwired to the cable modem, and connectivity is fine through hardwiring

-no luck through wireless - this is the error message I get:

This webpage is not available:
The server at www.google.com can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed. DNS is the network service that translates a website's name to its Internet address. This error is most often caused by having no connection to the Internet or a misconfigured network. It can also be caused by an unresponsive DNS server or a firewall preventing Google Chrome from accessing the network.

How do I fix this - I suppose it's some simple setting somewhere, just don't know where to go to or what to change. Thanks in advance for your help!


A:Router Works fine Hardwired, but no on wireless

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Hi everyone,

As the title suggest, the household loses internet connection everyone few hours or so. The disconnect usually lasts less than a minute, and the computers/smartphones automatically reconnect afterwards. When the connection fails, it seems to fail for all devices simultaneously. This problem has been going on for a very long time, and I finally decided to try and see if the cause can be uncovered. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FINN
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 42-68-9D-A3-4E-73
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-68-9D-A3-4E-73
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f9c7:1984:cdd4:2147%15(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Wireless Internet Connection Disconnects Intermittently

The ipconfig /all shows an apparently good connection to a wireless router or access point.

When these disconnects happen do the devices maintain communication with the router and with each other?

What do the LEDs on the router tell you?

Do you have a separate modem? If so, what do its LEDs tell you?

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I have an HP Pavillion dv4030, Belkin wireless router, Windows XP Home ed OS. I had no problem getting a wireless internet connection for years, until now.

I can connect to the internet by connecting a cable from my laptop to the router. But I lose the connection when I remove the cable. I have checked the settings on my modem and confirmed with AT&T. I have checked the settings on my router and confirmed with Belkin. I tried calling HP, but apparently they don't offer phone customer service on laptops 5+ years old. I downloaded BIOS drivers and wireless LAN adapter drivers from HP's website, although they are current as of 2006, and my problems began about 2 months ago.

Can anyone offer any advice?! I have searched this board and other for similar problems, and usually the problems resolved after installing new drivers. I am not having the same success.


A:No wireless connection but it works hardwired

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Any proof to this? My guess is the router has a built-in firewall, which slows hemps download speed? I read 100Mbps with hard wired, and 54Mbps max with wireless.

A:Better download speed with hardwired connection vs wireless?

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i dont know what happened to my router. it has been working well but just this morning, my laptop's internet connection was lost when my sister turned on the computer harwired to the router and used its internet. i just clicked on some stuffs in the computer hardwired to the laptop, and suddenly its internet connection stopped working. it has windows vista by the way. everytime i click the "connect to a network", it asks me for a username and password. i typed the username and password i assigned the first time i installed the linksys router but it says, "failed to connect to broadband connection". weird thing is, now it's the internet connection of the laptop that uses wireless connection that's already working. help?
the laptop using the wireless internet connection uses windows XP. my modem is ZyXEL p-600 series. the router is Linksys Wireless - G broadband router model no. WRT54G2 V1. The laptop using the wireless connection doesnt have problems like this.

If i go to CMD, and type ipconfig/all, here are the results

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kathleen-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

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A:internet of the computer hardwired to router not working

OK:So,the ipconfig that you posted is from a Vista pc.and shows no network adapters at all.
If you disable encryption in the router,does this fix the problem ?
If not,then:
Lacking a lot of info,let's just take the old sledge hammer approach and do a router reset.
Holld the reset button down for at least 15 seconds.This will reset the router to it's default config,including userid/password.
So,your user's manual will have that info.
Once up and running,you will have to reconfigure the router and then you can go in and change the encryption to anyway you like

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Hi Guys,

I have a win7 desktop upstairs with all of my media on it. I also have a winXP laptop that I would like to use as a media center running xbmc connected to my tv downstairs. I have set up a workgroup so my laptop can access the media stored on my desktop and everything works great when they are both hardwired to my router (Linksys E3000). However, as soon as I unplug my laptop from my router and switch to the wireless connection I can no longer ping my desktop or access the shared folder (internet still works fine on the laptop, it just cant see my desktop anymore). If I plug it back in to the router, everything works again.

I have checked a lot of forums but haven't found anyone who really seems to be having the exact same issue as me. This one seems to be the closest I can find however I tried most of the solutions mentioned there without any luck. I would love some fresh ideas if you have any, very close to just saying forget it and buying a new router (if that is even the issue but it's all I can think of).

The exact error message I get when I try to access the shared folder is "\\INFINITY\Media is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

Thanks for any help, laptop specs are below.

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A:Solved: Workgroup works great when hardwired to router, doesn't work over wireless

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Hi guys. My wireless connection woes are never far away .

OK, so I have a wireless connection that has been working fine for almost a year.

Yesterday, I restart my computer, and the connection is connecting...disconnecting...connecting...disconnecting...as so on!

This is only when I am actually browsing the Internet. It never disconnects when the connection is idle.

I have tried changing channels, and I don't think it can be interference, because no matter how close to the WAP I am, the connection keeps connecting and disconnecting.

Also, I tried connecting my WAP directly to my laptop and even the LAN connection kept disconnecting and reconnecting in the same manner! I even tried connecting the WAP to another PC and still, the same dis-reconnecting difficulty.

What to do? Is the WAP faulty? I notice on the WAP the RX/TX light is on and the Link light is on, then (when it disconnects) one light goes off, the other stays on, then the other goes on and the first one goes off, and this goes on and on and then they both stay on. After 10 seconds the pattern repeats itself...

What on earth is going on?

By the way, my WAP is connected to a router which is connected to my cable modem. The wired connection to the router works perfectly, but when the WAP is involved this happens (dis-reconnecting) as I said, even when PC/laptop is hard wired into the WAP.



It was working fine for a year, and then this?

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A:Solved: Wireless Connection Disconnects...Reconnects...Disconnects (you get the idea)

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Got a call yesterday from Comcast stating that I an open service ticket due to signal leagakein my area. So i called the regular Comcast number to see what this was aboiut, and found out that is in fact an issue and a valid Comcast issue. I called the number and spoke to one of the engineers and he laid the issue out for me. He tried to remotely go into the router to make some changes, that did not work so he initiated a service call. Tech came today and checked all wiring and connectors throughout the house, and changed a few connectors that were under my house. This is where the mystery starts, used the Xfinity speed check site and found out that I am getting on average 47.2mbps download and 12.0mbps upload speeds (hardwired). Wirelessly my speeds are 239.9mbps download and 12.0mbps upload. The tech then did a speed check directly from the router/gateway and was receiving 336.8mbps. At that point after conferring with other techs he thinks that the issue is within my PC. I am currently using the standard Xfi router/gateway, he tried switching it out with one of the new Gigabyte routers (without GIG speed) and the speeds dropped by about 15%. He then switched the router back to my original one and speeds were back to where they were prior.
My PC is relatively new and to my knowledge have any hardware/peripheral issues. Could this be a ethernet card or driver issue? I am running Windows 7 Professioal 64 bit, my PC is an HP Envy Pheonix. I used the device manag... Read more

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 After 8 days into my billing cycle my cable internet provider sent me a message I was at 80% of my 60gb per month limit.  While at work for 8 hours I came back and the computer was just on and running no obvious programs.  I had used another 3000 mb of bandwith.  I installed a bandwith monitor and there are few programs with many connections.  Also could minecraft be suspect?  I would leave it logged into an external minecraft server overnight to let crops grow and harvest in the morning.  I'm using a laptop with the wireless disabled and the i'm the only user connected via lan cable to my cable modem which does not have wireless.
  I have attached a image of the bandwith monitor after only 8 minutes of use after install.  I was aware gamersfirst live was recently installed, but I can't remember what game installed pmb.exe.  I guess those free to play games are really "free" to play afterall.   The ones that concern me are System and Service Traffic and they don't show a location.  Upon monitoring System, I have seen it go as high as 641 connections.  I don't run any peer to peer software except those "free" game clients like pmb and gamersfirst.  I also don't run and torrent software that I know of.  I think I have some infection but I don't know what it would be downloading or uploading.  I was going to install zone alarm to lock out connections but I will wait for instructions or scans ... Read more

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Hoping someone can help.

I have a Sony Vaio laptop running Windows XP with a wireless connection to a broadband router.

Several weeks ago my laptop started dropping the internet connection randomly (I'm alos unabel to access email when this happens).

My wireless network icon in my toolbar shows the connection as 'Excellent' but for some reason both Internet and Email is not available. The only way to fix the problem has been to restart my laptop which is very frustrating.

I've noticed that this also happens randomly when I'm at home (using different wireless broadband modem) so I think the issue is my laptop not the 2 x routers/modems.

I'm running NOD32 for security as well (but have been for 4 years now with no problems till now).

Please help.

A:Wireless connection to Router good but Internet connection drops

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This crops up now and then in my clients machine repairs. Usually a complete reformat and reinstall sorts it. This time no joy. Windows XP on client's Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop.
Procedure was files and settings transfer before reformat. After reinstallation of Win XP restored files and settings. LAN connection to internet ok. Wireless connection to router ok. No Internet via wireless connection. Help!
Thanks in anticipation

A:No internet connection yet wireless connection ok to router

If the net is seen by the wireless then its usually the Password and/or WEP/WAP.

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We have a 3-story house and the main router is in the basement, so we have a poor signal in the far upstairs in our room. My girlfriend's brother had a wireless router hooked up (from the main router) up here to boost the signal, and he just moved out so we bought a new wireless router and it is refusing to work.

It's a Belkin Surf wireless router.
I installed everything from the CD, and then used Windows 7 to give it a new name/password/etc.
I can connect to the network and view that my girlfriend's computer is also connected to it, but it says we have no internet access and gives the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the bottom right corner.
So far I've tried restarting the main modem, restarting the router, and changing the encryption settings on the modem to the 3 different options (including disabled) and nothing is working.
I thought maybe it was just my computer and windows 7 since it is kind of crappy, so I tried disabling and re-enabling the wireless network card and restarting like was suggested in other posts and nothing has worked.
When I run the cmd and do the ipconfig/all (when connected to the new network that doesn't work) it says "media state: disconnected" for my wireless. I don't know if that's important or not.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.

A:I need help with wireless router/internet connection

I found a newer version of the firmware and updated it. It accomplished nothing. In the menu for the router it says it has internet access, the light is solid green on it, yet there is still no internet on either computer, mac or pc. I've been searching around for a solution and can't find anything.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2810 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 4 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 283814 MB, Free - 234483 MB; D: Total - 21125 MB, Free - 21034 MB; E: Total - 103 MB, Free - 88 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1441
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

I have just installed windows 7 premium disc on my laptop and then tried to connect to the internet via my wireless router, i couldn't connect using wireless, but have connected through wired connection,however my laptop shows no recognition of the router. Appreciate any help.

A:Internet connection to wireless router

can we see a device manager screen shot and an ipconfig /all

Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen on laptops may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key
if not then

Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to pas... Read more

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I have a remote user who connects to our network via Cisco VPN client. He has no problems connecting, however, once in he has very slow Internet or the Internet won't load at all. He uses a Netgear WPN824na wireless router and cable modem. Here are some more things to consider:

-He has no problems with Internet when off the VPN, nor does any other computer in his house
-When he connects directly (cabled) into the wireless router from his laptop and connects to the VPN he has no problems with Internet
-When he uses a company provided Internet broadband card to connect to the Internt, again he has no problems.
-He has reset the modem and router several times
-He has tried connecting the cable modem directly into his laptop, but could not get any connection.

So in a nutshell, he can always connect to the VPN, however when accessing wirelessly, he has slow or non-existent Internet. If he connects wired into the router and access VPN he does not have Internet problems at all.
I am new to VPN and wireless connection problems. Any advice. Thank you!

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Hi All,

I have four laptops (all using Windows XP SP2) and they all connect to the router and using the internet just fine. However, one of them all of the suddent stopped connecting to the internet. It connects to the router just fine. I can also connect to the admin page of the router using the problem laptop. I have pinged the problem laptop from a working laptop and I am getting a response. I don't have a cordless phone so I know it's not any type of interference.

However, anytime it tries to connect to any server out on the internet, it says can not find the server. It can not ping google.com or yahoo.com. "ping" returns "Ping request could not find host ..." All other laptops are connecting to the internet just fine.

Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Firewall turned off (I turned it off after it stopped working)
Using Windows XP SP2 to manage wireless connection
Linksys WRT-54G
WPA Pre-shared Key
Cable Modem:
Motorola 5120 SURFBoard Cable Modem

I am assume it isn't the security or the router itself since I am able to connect to it using the problem laptop. I also see a "Peer-Peer" node type. I have changed it to Hybrid using regedit, but it doesn't change anything.

Please help! Thanks!
Here is a copy my "ipconfig /all"

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
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A:Wireless connection to router but no internet

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I have Windows XP on all of the computers in my house. One of them is connected to the internet through Cox High Speed. I then have 2 notebooks and 2 PCs that are connected to this one through a wireless router. The internet on the notebooks and one of the PCs works, however, one of them cannot connect to the internet. There's an icon on the tray that tells me that the Network Connection is "Excellent", but it won't connect to the internet. It's been able to access the internet before and it sometimes would sparatically not work for short periods of time, but it was always because the network connection was lost. It now has a network connection and the internet will not work (sorry for being repetitive, just trying to be as clear as possible). Do you know what the problem could be?

Extra (maybe helpful) info: the IP address is and the SubNet Mask is

I appreciate all the help and I promise I'll donate when I get my tax return check

A:Internet connection w/ wireless router

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hello Im new to this forum and I have been having problems with my new router. I decided to purchase a new one after having our old smc one since we first got cable internet. There were no problems with the old one except holding back the actual cable speed.

The new router is a Dlink EBR-2310 model and isp is Comcast cable. The connection is hooked up to 2 computers and occasionally a gaming console. Xbox live runs great but the two computers disconnect and reconnect randomly anywhere from 5-10/12 times a day. It is off for about anywhere from 1-3/4min and then returns without me having to do anything

This is a WIRED connection. The firmware on the router is up to date. I tried setting up static ips and the same thing happens(even worse) I've tried replacing the router and the same problem still occurs. any help would be appreciated since it is an annoyance.

Other weird problems with new router: downloads from sites like rapidshare are unusually slow (10-20 k/bs) downloading torrent files often triggers a disconnect. thanks for any help

A:new router random disconnects/reconnects

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Hi, completely new to all this computing stuff and everything I touch doesn't seem to work.

Have just got a new Belkin N Wireless Modem Router & USB Adapter Model F5D8633-4 Ver 1000UK. Using the install wizard I get as far as it trying to get an internet connection having manually entered the ISP name Talk Talk and the Log In name and Password but it doesn't connect.

I've tried phoning the Belkin support line but not getting anywhere with them. The internet connects OK when using my wired modem.

I'm using a lap top Widows vista operating system and Norton security.

Any help would be really great as I don't really know where to go from here, I've no real knowledge of all things pc so any step by step answers would be great


A:No internet connection with Belkin wireless router

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First time on the forums here, if you need more info than I have given let me know.

Alright, I purchased a DL-524 wireless router a long time ago (4, maybe 5 years) and haven't had any problems to speak of. My house has 5 computers, all of which are usually hooked up to the internet, below is a list with their operating systems.

1 Windows 7 - desktop
2 Windows Vista - laptops
1 Windows XP - laptop (mine)
1 Windows XP - desktop (also mine, only occasionally connected to the internet)

For some reason, about two days ago the router ceased to function properly (literally, I woke up and it didn't work, no warnings, no nothing). All the lights are blinking normally, but the Ethernet cable that is connected to the modem doesn't seem to be recognized. I borrowed a friend's switch (how I'm online right now) but since Advanced Cable Communications only allows for one computer to be online at a time, that cannot be a long term fix. I followed the instructions here http://forums.techguy.org/networking/853105-solved-d-link-di-524-a.html to the letter (specifically the 6th post), but when it pinged the IP address and any external websites it wouldn't recognize them. I have included the text from the command prompt/dos instructions below.

Incidentally, "Walter II in the Den" is my family's desktop Windows 7. Yes, it's weird. No, I didn't name it.
(Command Prompt transcription)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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A:DL-524 Wireless Router Internet Connection problem

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I want to share my internet connection to the wireless router just for the wireless feature, sure I could connect the ethernet cable to the router but the router is 10/100 and my internet connection is 1000 so I'd lose a lot of speed. I have 2 network cards in my PC and I've connected the ethernet cable to one of my network cards and another cable to my second network card and to the wireless's router internet socket.
I tried selecting the Local Area Connection that has the internet and tried the "allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", but then I can't access the modem through

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

A:I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

Connect the 2nd router to one of the open ports of the first router, this makes it then setup the wifi. That leaves three ports open on the first router that is 1000.

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I have a Siemens Gigaset SE587 WLAN dsl.
I'm trying to connect my Wii to the internet.
I've checked 'disable' for auto channel settings
and changed the wireless channel to '1'.

Now I think I may have to add the Wii's MAC address

Do I add this in the 'Local Network' Setup tab?

If so, it's asking for:
Operation IP Address - [What would I input here?]
Mac Address
Lease Time(Sec) - [What would I input here????]

Or, maybe I'm wrong with that possible solution and there's something else I could do to try and connect my Wii??

Thankyou in advance,

A:Wii internet connection problem through wireless router

log into the router and remove the secruity and any mac filtering and then see if the Wii will connect - then once you know its all working you add those back on if you want them

you will need to add the MAC address into the router for all devices that connect

the router would normally be set to DHCP - so the IP Address is supplied to devices from the router - but if you have this disabled in the router then you need to add a fixed IP on the Wii setup page

Mac Address - would be entered in the router
Lease time is usually set in the router for all DHCP connections

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Just got a wireless card for my windows xp dell upstairs so it can get internet from wireless router downstairs. Dell says it is connected (signal stregth very good, it does say logged in as associate) but internet is not working on the dell. How can i fix it?

A:How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?

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I just purchased a Vizio Dual-Band HD wireless internet router, completed the steps on the quick start guide and I can get internet connection using my desktop but I cannot get internet connection using my MacBook. I went to http://vizio.home and in the top right corner, it says "Offline" on the router. How do I make it say "Online"? Can anyone help me please, I've been trying to connect all day, calling Comcast and Vizio with no results.

This is the information displayed from ipconfig/all :

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mummy-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.md.comcast.net.
Ethernet adapter Obajolu Connect:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-68-49-A6-8C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9cad:9366:f127:999f%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 16, 2011 8:58:09 PM
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it happens 1 time a day, many days. i reset it and it comes on again. i tried connecting the cable straight to my computer and it worked without the wireless router, so i believe it is the router. i had this problem before on this site:

i have files for the wireless router that are 8 years old.

the wireless router is a cisco linksys e1000.

i have windows 7 home premium, service pack 1.

A:my wireless router keeps losing my internet connection.

I think that the router could be about seven years old (and you indicate at least eight). It may be alerting you that it is nearing its end. Reset it to factory defaults and reconfigure it. Be prepared to replace it soon.

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I was wondering if / how to set up a wireless router to work with a WIFI network. My parents live in a park that has just added WIFI for Internet. What settings have to be set in a wireless router to have it connect to the WIFI system?


A:using a wireless router with a WIFI internet connection.

We need to know more about the WiFi Internet connection. Is it 802.11g, or do you have some sort of receiver?

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I am having problems with using an internet connection simultaneously.

I have two laptops which connect to the router via wireless. This router is wired to the modem. I can connect each laptop to the router then make an internet connection. This works fine. But if one laptop is connected to the internet, then the other cannot. I have to disconnect the first laptop then reconnect with the second.

I have had this scenario working in the past and can't remember what I have to do to enable both laptops to use the internet connection at the same time.

Please help me. It's driving me crazy!

A:Solved: Wireless router and internet connection

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Hi all

I just bought and installed a Linksys Wireless Broadband router. It's directly hooked up to a desktop w/ Windows XP and SBC Yahoo DSL. My laptop is the only other PC currently communicating w/ the router. Everything seems to install fine, and my laptop recognizes the network instantly, but after about 1 day the internet connection is lost on the desktop. If I unplug the network cable from the router and plug it back into it's original location on the desktop the internet comes back instantly and I have to reinstall the router again for my laptop to pick up the network. This has happened multiple times, each time consistently after about 1 day. Is there something simple I can do to fix this that maybe I missed when installing the router?

A:Wireless router/internet connection problem!

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Yay, so I have to retype all of this because being on/off/on/off the internet apparently logged me out and when I finally clicked everything that I wrote was lost. So here we go again...Unfortunately I am so frustrated that this description of my problem will not be as precise as my first one. Started with my girlfriends router burning plastic and being told by the Comcast guy its a fire hazard and she shouldn't use it. We buy a Belkin Basic F7D1301 v1 router from Best Buy, supposedly easy to hook up. Disc set up does not work, tells us to call the number. I access the router by typing in 'router' in the browser. (I've done a few other routers and they were all accessible by typing or similar in the browser). Using any sort of security does not allow my Vista laptop to connect. It results in a "Local only" connection. Xp laptop is able to connect using security. Both laptops are able to connect without security. What results is both computers being connected for about 30 minutes, then both being kicked off and the only light on the router changing from green to orange. A power cycle will allow for about another 30 minutes until it happens again. I read some things about a DHCP lease. I tried turning off 'dhcp server' i believe. I'm pretty sure the laptop that I set it up on stayed connected all night, and the router light stayed green, but no other devices were able to connect. (I'm not entirely sure if tha... Read more

A:Belkin router random disconnects and other problems

you may want to type into notepad and then just copy and paste here - that way a disconnection will not make any difference
to all your writing , I know how frustrating that can be

lets separate the issues
1) you have one PC which will not connect to the wireless security , but will when no security is on the router
2) The internet intermittently disconnects all PCs from the router

lets start with 2) and get a solid connection with NO wireless security

so when the router disconnects - whats the name of the light turns from green to orange ?

would you do the following ipconfig /all and ping tests (instrutions below ) when its working and then do the same tests again when it disconnects - save the results and post back when you are reconnected

also post back xirrus - instructions below

{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 results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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im using linksys 54mbps wireless broadband router and connected it to an aztec ADSL modem(or router)..i use my laptop to surf the net..the problem is, sumtimes(quite often),im not connected to the net(i think) even though i am connected to the wireless router..i cant surf the web or connect to my messenger.according to my messenger's troubleshoot,theres sumthing wrong with the 'DNS' and 'keyports'..wat ever those are...BUT sumtimes,i can surf the net and connect to my messenger for a while,then the problem occurs,when this happens,i cant surf the web but i can still chat via my messenger..i dont think this problem is caused by my laptop,coz my dad's laptop is going thru the same thing..and i dont think it's caused by the aztec ADSL modem,coz when i use my pc there isnt any problem..so maybe its the wireless router...so what shoud i do??t

A:internet connection problem- maybe caused by wireless router..help!

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Have been using my new Lynksys wireless G router at home for several months with no problems. Suddenly, both laptops (one connected by ethernet cable, the other wireless) lose internet connection freqently (10 to 15 times a day). Using Charter Cable for ISP. Both laptops still have connection to the router and the Charter cable modem box shows all green lights with internet connected. The only way to get it back is to power cycle the router. Just unplug it (the power cord) and plug it back in and all is well...for a while, then it loses connection again. Have done extensive troubleshooting with Charter and found nothing. No service outages or intermittent service. Any ideas would be apprecitated. Do I need to replace the router? Have not tried connecting one of my machines directly to the cable modem. I guess I will do that next but thought someone may have heard of this problem before. Thanks for your help.

A:Lynksys wireless router loses internet connection

What does the router itself say about the internet connection? See the status page.

Make sure the auto-disconnect feature is disabled and the auto-reconnect enabled on the router.

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im using linksys 54mbps wireless broadband router and connected it to an aztec ADSL modem(or router)..i use my laptop to surf the net..the problem is, sumtimes(quite often),im not connected to the net(i think) even though i am connected to the wireless router..i cant surf the web or connect to my messenger.according to my messenger's troubleshoot,theres sumthing wrong with the 'DNS' and 'keyports'..wat ever those are...BUT sumtimes,i can surf the net and connect to my messenger for a while,then the problem occurs,when this happens,i cant surf the web but i can still chat via my messenger..i dont think this problem is caused by my laptop,coz my dad's laptop is going thru the same thing..and i dont think it's caused by the aztec ADSL modem,coz when i use my pc there isnt any problem..so maybe its the wireless router...so what shoud i do??

A:internet connection problem- is it caused by my wireless router???..what should i do?

y isnt anybody helping???

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Suddenly three days ago my samsung nc110 netbook stopped loading webpages. It's connected to the router via wifi just fine.

It's just this machine, my iPhone and my partner's phone connects ok and the Internet works fine on those
I've done everything I can think of
I've reset the router countless times

Restarted computer countless times

I've tried system restore to a previous point

Disabled firewall

Reset winsock

I don't know what else to do.

Please bare in mind that with me being unable to access the Internet on my netbook I am posting this via my iPhone and therefore I won't be able to copy and paste any information direct, but I can type out any lines if you give specific details on which bits you'd need to help diagnose my problem

A:Computer connects to wireless router but can't get an Internet connection

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I keep losing my internet connection like every 5-10 minutes, usually being disconnected for only a few seconds. I lose my connection while surfing, in IM and playing games online, which is really frustrating. I think my router is the problem but I'm not sure. I have a Belkin G Plus MIMO Wireless Router and to check it, today I unplugged my router and plugged in my LAN cable directly into my laptop. I didn't lose my connection the entire hour plus I was online while my laptop was plugged directly to my LAN. So, it's not a problem with my ISP. and I need a wireless router for my 2 desktops and laptop. What should I do, get rid of my router and buy a better one or is there a way I can configure my router to fix my bad connection?

A:Internet Connection Problem: How can I tell if my wireless router is the culprit?

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here's some quick specs: linksys router wrt160n v3, verizon modem gt701c, windows xp service pack 3, verizon DSL, southern california.

I have been able to connect to the internet directly through the modem only...but i need my wireless back working. I've reset my router a few times recently trying things i've read on forums from people with similar problems. The most recent thing i did was RESET the router -> connected modem/router/computer properly -> turned them all back on in the proper order -> check to see if websites would open. They didn't so i tried doing this, which was suggested...i plugged the router into the computer and enabled MAC address and then pressed the Clone MAC address button and saved....then I tturned everything off again and rebooted everything again in the proper order and still couldn't load any web pages. Here are my IPCONFIG/ALL read outs for both when i'm hooked up with the router & modem (which isnt working) and directly to the modem (which is working)

this is the one with the router & modem:

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : shakas
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:No wireless internet connection after reseting router...can't figure it out.

The gt701c is a modem/router that is using the same LAN subnet as the Linksys. If by "reset" you mean that you reset the Linksys to factory default settings that could explain why you were working before but not afterwards, as you probably were using a different subnet on the Linksys. I suggest that you do one of these two choices ...

a. Change the Linksys to use a different LAN subnet; e.g., 192.168.3.x (make sure the Dhcp server's address range changes to match).

b. Don't use the NAT layer of the Linksys ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

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

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

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I'm trying to use a spare NetGear router so I can connect up a Network Hard Drive and a network printer to my laptop. However, when I plug the router into my LAN port on the laptop, I lose my wireless internet connection, with the main house router.

I'm able to configure and communicate with the netgear router, but is there some way that I can set it up so that it doesn't become the gateway.

I suppose a hub would be the best solution, but it's a router Iím stuck with... Any help would be appreciated.


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For the past week I have had a wireless connection and a wired connection to my router, I cant connect to the internet. Also all of my roommates are able to connect to the internet. I have also tried the TCP/IP Repair stack options but that didnt work. Could anybody please help me out??

A:Have a Wired & Wireless Connection to Router but Cant Connect to Internet

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Hi. Is it possible to create a network between two laptops and share the internet signal from a 3g usb mobile broadband connection. I've been trying to accomplish this with a TP-Link TL-WR641G router with no success. I've trawled several forums but can't really find a definitive answer. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Sharing usb modem internet connection with wireless router

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I know this topic has been on here before, but I can't find one specific to mine. Here's what's going on:

I had my desktop & wireless router all hooked up (DSL internet) and running fine in one room. I moved the desktop to another room, so i disconnected everything to move it and hooked it back up in the new room (different phone jack).

When the wires are plugged in, it registers on the modem and on the router that I have the internet connection.

The Desktop picks up the LAC but I'm assuming its just picking up the router power and not the actual connection, because it will not let me connect to the internet.

The laptop connects to the network but not the internet.

I have the DSL line plugged into the modem; a network cable running from that to the 'internet' port on the router, and another ethernet cable running from an ethernet port on the router to the network port on the pc (sounds right, right?) lol.

Here's the catch...If I disconnect the router altogether, and connect the network cable directly from the modem to the pc or laptop, viola I can access the internet.

As you can probably tell, I've done lots of trial & error in this process. I'm thinking there's a setup or configuring thing I may be missing. I guess my mind is thinking that something like that shouldn't have to be done considering it's all hardware that was connected and installed and configured before. I'm not ... Read more

A:Internet connection on wireless router & modem, but no access

Reset the wireless router back to factory default settings. Then reconfigure it back. I would backup your settings first though on the router. That feature is hidden in the tools tab on the router. Did you have the power go out or what happen prior to this?

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I have a D-Link model DIR-625, and it always seems to disconnect when my mother logs on her computer. Is there some kind of setting on her computer that could be disconnecting us? When my dad is on his I never disconnect which is why I am wondering it must be something on her computer that's interfering with the signal or something. If I reset the router while she's still on, It will disconnect again within a few minutes. So where can I check if it could be her computer that's interfering with the signal?

A:wireless router disconnects when...

can we see an ipconfig /all from your PC and from your mothers - make sure we know which is which
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 results here

We would like to see the results from 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 to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

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