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Q: Solved: Intermittent Disconnects - Wired & Wireless with no loss to the router.

I have been experiencing intermittent disconnects from the internet which as far as I can tell started when I installed an online game (Guild Wars 2). I have done quite a few things to try and get this resolved myself but its proving to be quite a hardy problem so I thought id post it here. First off a few details:

ISP: Sky Broadband Unlimited
Router Brand: Sagemcom
Router Model: [email protected]
Operating System: All networked computers are on Windows 7
Network Effected: Both Wired and Wireless Simultaneously
Router Status: Internet light remains solid green and I am able to access my router while disconnected.
Frequency of Disconnects: 1-2 times an evening
The internet gets disconnected for all computers connected to the network however the router internet light remains green. The problem occurs more in peak internet usage times. Before this issue I have previously never had this problem and no other hardware/software changes were made. I also get disconnected when no programs are being run on my machine and when the wireless has been disabled.

I am currently plugged into the test phone socket, have swapped out the micro filter 4 times, replaced the modem with a brand new one, allocated static IP's to all devices in the network, turned off IPV6, changed settings on my network card and then back again and scanned my computer for viruses and malware using AVG, Windows Defender and Advanced System Care.

I have phoned my ISP who confirm that my internet connection does not get disconnected from the router indicating a problem from within my network.

The only thing that seems to have made a difference was uninstalling Guild Wars 2 which reduces the frequency of the disconnects from approximately 3-4 times an evening to 1-2 times.

I have removed every Guild Wars 2 entry from the registry and from my user settings.

I have attached my ipconfig/all below, does anyone know what the issue could be before I have to resort to reinstalling windows 7 to see if that fixes it.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 6C-F0-49-7D-DE-12
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{65DEA163-EC14-4398-9E90-73E00F1D5C55}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter 6TO4 Adapter:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesClick to expand...


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A: Solved: Intermittent Disconnects - Wired & Wireless with no loss to the router.

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Hey, I hope I am posting this in the right place.

For the past few months, I have been suffering from the most irritating of any computer issues I've experienced. For some reason, every couple of minutes, I will drop access to wireless and wired internet. This began in April, about a week after a fresh install on a PC (it is a very powerful computer, as well). I have multiple other computers/devices connected to the same router by both wifi and ethernet, but only this PC has any issues.

The first time this occurred, in April, it happened for a week straight. I "cured" it after about 48 hours of troubleshooting by removing a D-Link driver, which was my Wifi driver. I operated on LAN alone from that point (Realtek GBE Family PCIe Controller x2). I assumed the D-Link and Realtek drivers were conflicting with eachother, for whatever reason. It has been flawless, up to about one month ago.

In May, the same issue began again out of the blue (as soon as I turned my computer on after a weekend away). I lost access to the internet every few moments (at this point, it was wired only). I solved it after a few hours by doing a system restore to about ~3 days prior, when Windows did an update. I assumed a Windows updated restarted the issue with the Wifi for some reason and, once solved, let it be. That is, until it began again.

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A:Intermittent Wired & Wireless Loss

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

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

For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

Now 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 R... Read more

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So my boss has a main server room that runs his POS system, he has a switch that all of the POS systems are connected into that connect to the main server, that is then wired directly to the modem. Then there is a router that is wired for just wireless use, and then my bosses computer is wired directly into the modem, his internet has been dropping often and he really didnt do anything about it, but they recently got a new modem and the internet on his computer has been dropping more often that it has become a big inconvenience for him, a few weeks ago he had the lines redone from the server room to his computer and is all new cabling now, and had all of the jacks on the walls checked, i thought it could possibly be a wiring problem, but it is all working. His computer is the only thing that has internet problems, the internet for the POS systems never have a problem, but his computer does. He also says that sometimes when he checks the connection it will say network 4 but other times it will say network 2. I have no idea what to do, and it would really put us on good terms if i could help fix his problem.

A:intermittent loss of internet with wired PC

Welcome to Seven Forums,

By any chance have tried plugging in a different computer to the same Modem? Is this a modem/router combo? What's the make and model of the modem? Also, try to wired connect his computer to one of the switches. see if the issue persist.

I think that it's best that the setup in your network should be like this:
ISP's Modem> Router> Switch> POS Systems/Computers

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So I have this Netgear N900 (WNDR4500) wireless router. I have one PC connected via ethernet cable to the router and 4 wireless devices connected wirelessly. As long as the ethernet-connected PC is turned on, the other wireless connections work fine, but as soon as I shut down that PC, the internet connection is lost (although I can still connect to the router via the wireless laptops - router login page - so I know the router's wifi part is working). Why would my PC need to be on? Does the PC handle any of the internet connection for the router?

I hope I don't need to keep my PC running 24/7 so that the other devices can access the internet!

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Shutting down wired PC disconnects all wireless connections

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


A:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.

A:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.

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First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers

A:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.

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Hey all,

I'm trying to connect my wireless router to my wired router.

Ideally I want the following: internet--> A --> 3 PCs + B -->itouch+ps3 +laptops

A: Gnet External ADSL modem with 4-port switch bb0055 (note: this is a modem/wired router)
B: Trendnet Wireless router tew-639gr

All 3 PCs have internet, so i'm sure my wired router is working properly. Using an ethernet cable, I've connected a Lan port in my Wireless router to a Lan port in my Wired router. My itouch, ps3, and laptops can connect to my wireless but I'm not getting any internet. I've also been able to access my wireless settings and change a couple of things.

From what I've read online, In B, I need to turn off the LAN DHCP and change my LAN IP Address. I've tried a couple of things but it still isn't working. Also what should I set my WAN settings to in my wireless router?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...

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My small home network is connected to a Z100G Zone Alarm router via wires. This router has WiFi but I do not use it as it is not wireless N capable. I would like to have wireless N to stream movies to a wireless N BluRay player. I would like to keep the Z100G because of the firewall function.

Can I just connect a new wireless N router to the Z100G? If so, would it then be best to connect all the network computers to the new router either via wired or wireless?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

A:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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I told a friend something and I want to be certain I was correct. She has a wireless router and I told her she could attach a CAT5 cable to use a laptop with a wired connection. Is this correct? It seems her house has stone that interferes with the wireless connection, so she wants to use a laptop and connect to the Internet in an area of the house where wireless won't work.
thanks for allowing me to correct myself if I am wrong--

A:Solved: Wired into wireless router

Since most wireless routers also include a 4-port ethernet switch and all other wireless routers that I know of have at least one ethernet port, I'd say you are correct with more than 99% probability.

More challenging may be getting an ethernet cable through stone that Wi-Fi cannot penetrate!

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Hi all
I am going to fit a modem router to my PC in the hope to gain more speed and a more secure connection
My telephone exchange is only 1/2 mile from my home and the copper wiring is only a few years old,I have a professionally fitted extension from my telephone connection box to my PC room.At present I have a Speedtouch USB ADSL modem.I have no intension of attaching anymore PC to my network of one.Would I get a better result with a wireless modem router or a wired one.
Best regards

A:Solved: Router wireless or wired

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It doesn't happen everyday, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason. This is an example of a pingtest ran with WinMTR, the first column is packet loss.

| WinMTR statistics |
| Host - % | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
| - 42 | 144 | 84 | 0 | 0 | 43 | 0 |
| h1.4.29.71.dynamic.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 16 | 20 | 83 | 18 |
|h116.132.133.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 16 | 22 | 131 | 19 |
|h100.132.133.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 17 | 21 | 77 | 17 |
|h174.132.133.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 31 | 35 | 72 | 32 |
| h200.58.132.40.static.ip.windstream.net - 2 | 361 | 355 | 31 | 33 | 85 | 31 |
| te2-6.bbr01.tl01.atl01.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 31 | 36 | 116 | 33 |
| ae13.bbr02.eq01.dal03.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 38 | 43 | 105 | 42 |
| ae1.dar01.sr01.dal01.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 38 | 42 | 124 | 40 |
| po1.fcr03.sr04.dal01.networklayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 37 | 42 | 123 | 39 |
| speedtest.dal01.softlayer.com - 2 | 361 | 355 | 38 | 41 | 102 | 40 |

Immediately afterward I decided to run a ping test with command prompt just to my router, and got 8% loss. My first thoughts were that my ethernet ... Read more

A:Intermittent Packet Loss To Router Via Ethernet


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I have one 2008 Vista Dell XPS PC, a 2009 Toshiba Vista laptop with internal b/g/n capability, and a 2006 Compaq XP PC. Currently I use a Toshiba pcx1100U modem, a D-Link DI-614+ router, and a DWL-G122 USB adaptor for the Compaq. the Toshiba uses its built in receiver and the Dell is wired to the router. The D-Link has reached all three levels of our house (is in the basement and reaches the top floor). Internet is provided by Cox. It comes through the wall, to the modem, to the router, then to the PCs. I used to have zone alarm on the Compaq and Dell. I did not put it on the new Toshiba, did not replace it on the Compaq when I "recovered" the OS recently. It is still on the Dell. I am using the Windows firewall alone on the Toshiba and Compaq at this time. I use AVG free anti virus on all three machines.

The problem is for many months now I have intermittent internet connections. I can make the initial connections, but then have trouble maintaining the connection as time passes. The compaq seems most noticeable, although we use it less. I checked two days ago, and every thirty minutes the network icon in the systray would pop up and say the PC was reconnected, and then the connectivity would stop. Sometimes I have to just restart the compaq and other times I have to restart the main PC, the Dell, down in the basement. Usually, but not always, if one of the machines losses connectivity, they have all lost connectivity. I have not noticed the 30 minute problem on th... Read more

A:Intermittent loss of Internet; Router, ZAlarm, OS, or ???

I think most D-Link routers are as good as any other cheap SOHO router brand, and IMO better than brands like Belkin.

Personally, I have a D-Link DIR-615, it's cheap and it works very well here. www.newegg.com has (or had very recently) a rebate deal where you get the router and a PCMCIA 802.11n card for $40, and I think shipping was free.
I'd try to revive your current router first.

Some things you can try here, listed in the order you should try them.
For wireless connections, remove all the stored wireless profiles and search for networks. You'll have to enter the encryption key again, which is sometimes the issue for connection problems.
For wireless connections, change the channel on the router, I like channels 1, 6, and 11 in the US.
For wireless connections, try moving either the wireless router/AP or the wireless computer. Even a couple of feet will sometimes make a big difference.
Update the network drivers (wired and wireless) on your computer to the latest available.
Update the firmware to the latest version available on the manufacturer's site.
Reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure.

Many times these measures will resolve a lot of intermittent issues.

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I'm new to wireless networking, so this may seem like a dumb question: I have a Belkin wireless G router with 3 computers in the house running off the router. Does the router require that at least one computer be connected with a cable?

I've run a quick search of the pdf manual and the manufacturer database with no success trying to see if this is possible.

Presently there is a desktop system in the same room as the router and modem and connected to the router with a cable. There are two other computers connecting to the router wirelessly in other parts of the house.

I want to move the desktop connected to the router with the cable to another room in the house, but that would leave the router with no computer connected with a cable, does it matter? The modem was placed where it is by the cable company and the router is next to it.

Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Wireless Router; Need at least 1 wired connection?

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I have two PCs and a very fast cable connection. I would like to get either a switch or router so that I can use both PCs to access the net at the same time.

Can anyone explain to me what is a switch? It sounds like a way to use one PC or the other but not both at the same time.

Also can anyone please advise me what are the pros and cons of a wireless router vs a wired router?

I also got a new Sony DVD player (Actually a Blu-Ray player) and it has a connection so that I can plug the Internet into that DVD player (I think it's called an Ethernet connection?).

I've been told I can use this DVD player to access Youtube and play their video files. Can I plug both PCs as well as this DVD player into the router and use them all at the same time?

A:Solved: Can you advise me whether to get a wireless or wired router?

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I have spent close to two weeks trying to assess and resolve issues on the network at home. High latency and packet loss will be experienced intermittently. And I've discovered that the latency and packet loss actually originates at the WiFi level of the network.

I've discovered this by monitoring my connection to various servers with PingPlotter (a program that basically logs and graphs tracert data). Whenever the issues are experienced, they becomes visible at the first hop, at the wireless router. These issues become quite notable when gaming online (though not restricted to this), and are present on all devices connected to the network, though not always simultaneously.

A 2TB Apple Time Capsule is servicing our network. I've set it to run wireless on channel 11 (2.4GHz) and automatic (5Ghz), and all wireless clients are running at 802.11n. I've used a WiFi utility program called inSSIDer to check signals, interference, etc. No other network in the area interferes with our network, and signal strength runs at high strength across the house. Simply put, signal strength and interference do not seem to be likely causes of the issues at hand.

I really don't know enough about higher level wireless network concepts to figure out what's going on. All I know is that the signal appears strong, channel interference is next to non-existence, the router is fairly new, and runs strong normally. However, issues appear at times, most notable when gaming o... Read more

A:Intermittent Packet Loss/Latency @Router (WiFi)

Are you able to bypass the router to go direct to the modem for testing?

Also can you do the ping test and trace route in the command line?

ping -n 20 google.com
tracert google.com

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I have a Linksys wireless router connected to my cable moden. Everthing is working fine. Last night I connected a wired Linksys print server to my wireless router. Ran the software on my PC, set up was a breeze, it found the printer...no problem.

The problem, I cannot connect to the printer from either my desktop PC or my laptop. I guess the real problem is I don't know where to find the printer to connect to it. Just in case it makes a difference, the router is my network. I have my PC wired to the rounter and use the wireless feature for my laptop.

Hope this makes sense...thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless Router with Wired Print Server

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Hello, My router died and I have replaced it with another one. A Netgear N150 WPN824N. I have cable modem connected to my router. I can get the router working with the 2 LAN connected PCs, but I cannot get any wireless connections and I cannot see the wireless network in my list of wireless networks to connect to.

I need to get the wireless connections up and this is making me crazy. Based on previous threads, I have pasted my ipconfig information below.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Bill-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 06-23-4D-16-40-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-16-40-FA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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I decided about a month ago to hard wire my Desk Top PC to a Netgear B90-755025 Modem/Router Combo. Almost every night or whenever I turn off my hardwired PC, the Netgear Modem/Router service light starts flashing red and all wirless devices go off line. I had the ATT tech come out and replace the old modem (same model) and the new modem is doing the same thing. When I was wirless this rarely if ever happened. Do you think this has any thing to do with my PC being hard wired and what do you think I can do to solve this disconnection issue ? Thank You in advance.

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Both my son and I have W520 thinkpads.  We have been experiencing intermittent loss of wireless connectivity on both thinkpads.  We tried downloading latest drivers (even though our system indicated we already had them.)  We are at a loss as to what is causing this.  We contacted Linksys where we got our router, and after analysis they sent us a new router but this has not resolved the issue.  We do not know if we can get an older driver (or if this would even be recommended?)  If someone knows what is causing this, please advise or let us know what we should be trying.  Thanks.

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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?

A:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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God, I loathe networking. I know my way around, but I'm going to front. I have no idea what's going on here.

Some specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293143 MB, Free - 164790 MB;
Motherboard: Acer , JV71TR , Rev , LXPJD020190041ADB22000
Antivirus: None
​The router is a Linksys BEFSR41. The only other machine we have connected to our router is an Xbox360. All wired connections.

I recently upgraded to an Acer Aspire 7540-1408 laptop w/ Windows 7 Home from an old, decrepit XP desktop, which worked perfectly fine with this router and the Xbox360.

Get the laptop (brand new), connect it, start it up, and Xbox-live loses connection. Basically, every time the laptop connects, the Xbox disconnects. So whenever the hubby is gaming, I can't start my laptop, as it will boot him. We have...er...accomodated this issue, but other issues have made themselves known.

I experience intermittent disconnections from the network. I can find no rhyme or reason to them. Sometimes they won't happen for days, and other times, it'll happen every minute. It only flickers, and it will connect right back to the network (usually). But when it reconnects, the Xbox-live disconnects, and... well, you see my is... Read more

A:New Win7 Laptop, Previously used Linksys router, intermittent loss of connection

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I've got a regular desktop pc and a laptop. Both are running Windows 7.

If both machines are wired, file and printer sharing works like expected. If the laptop is on the wireless, things go sour...

The machines don't see each other, I can't ping the laptop from the desktop or vice versa. Strangely enough, if I ping the desktop from the laptop by IP address the desktop will reply. At that point the desktop will see the laptop too and sharing (file, printer & media) works fine. But if the connection is idle for a couple of minutes they won't see each other anymore.

I've tried all kinds of things: disabled IPv6 on both, reconfigured file and printer sharing, disabled the firewalls on both. But none of these changes have had any effect whatsoever. I have also tried to give everything the same name (SSID, workgroup and network name on the desktop) but that had no effect either.

More info:
- Wired and wireless clients are on the same subnet.
- The router is a Linksys WRT-350N
- AP isolation is disabled
- uPnP is enabled on the router

Does anyone have any clue how to fix this?

A:Solved: wired-wired file sharing works, wired-wireless doesn't

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Hey all,
Newbie to this site, I have had a quick look around, but can see the same problems as I am having(alhough I am bound to be proven wrong... which I dont mind at all).

I have a HP laptop, 2.5 years old. I am on Virgin broadband on a wireless netgear router(supplied by virgin).
I am using WPA Personal encryption.
When I fire up the laptop, it takes a while, but everything fires up ok.
I can connet to the internet wirelessly no problems at all.

Then, when it decides to slip me a length, I get a problem connecting, and I get the blank page ashing me to diagnose connection problems,
I get a balloon pop up saying that I only now have limited connection to the internet. It comes up with useless information thats does not help solve things.
The only way to get commection back is to reboot the pc, and then it works fine for a bit again. The timing varies, but it is very frustrating.
I have ran windows update etc, installed latest router drivers.
I run F-Secure, and also SPYBOT S&D to keep my system clean.
Neither program find anything mallicious or anything like that

I think the problem is pc related as when I get this problem, I can stll connect to the router no problem via my mobile wirelessly, with no issues

When this does happen, when I try clicking the 2 little pcs in the taskbar, I get nothing up, or it runs very very very very slow.

Any Ideas Guys and Gals?

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A:intermittent loss of wireless connection running vista

First things I might try are:
Download and install any more current router firmware from the netgear site.
Change the wireless channel being used.1/6/11 in US,if you are here.

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All right guys, off the bat i just want to let you all know im a graduated technician and i repair and install networks and computers for a living, i know the in's and out's with just about everything, i have troubleshooted this issue to the nuts! Still it keeps creeping up on me.

Here is what im running:

2 Hard wired PC's one with Windows 7, and the other with Windows XP
1 Hard wired free to air satellite receiver
1 Hard wired free to air satellite receiver connected by a Dreamstar Powerline adapter. (sends internet through an adapter in the power outlet of ones residence to another adapter on the receiving end)

4 Wireless machines:
1 laptop running Win7, 1 w/ Vista, and 1 w/ XP. The 4th machine is a desktop with a wireless adapter running vista.

The router im running is a brand new Dlink Wireless N Extreme Router (DIR-655)

NOTE: I was having the same issue with my Telus modem/router combo, opting for a Telus modem and purchasing this router hoping that would solve the problem. Unfortunately it did not.

The problem:
This happens on any given laptop(wireless) or PC(wired) periodically, also at times the satellites will cut out as well, intermittently. It seems to be in no particular order. Now when this happens, the computers affected are still connected to my network, the wireless machines connect yet CANNOT acquire internet connection. Same with the hard wired PC's... Connected but with limited or no connectivity (no internet).

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A:Wacky wireless and hard wired intermittent network issue

1 Hard wired free to air satellite receiver ?
1 Hard wired free to air satellite receiver connected by a Dreamstar Powerline adapter. (sends internet through an adapter in the power outlet of ones residence to another adapter on the receiving end)Click to expand...

Is this a Satellite connection to the ISP or just the other end of the Dreamstar Powerline adapter?

Is it possible that your neighborhood has several wifi systems and thus may experience interference?
Network Stumber will help discover all signals in the area and note the chanels being used -- pick the least used or one w/o any usage.

Of course you've already updated the router firmware and the wifi drivers

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I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

A:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as speedtest.net with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?

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I am a novice when it comes to networking so please help me out...
I am connecting Netgear wireless router (wgr614 v5) to an already placed router on the network (Nortel Networks Router). I am having trouble with wireless router because the Nortel router is DHCP disabled. Please if someone could help me, I would greatly appreciate. Please, explain step by step how to configure the wireless router to work with Nortel router.

P.S. The Nortel router cannot be DHCP enabled...I have DSL coming to Nortel router. So, Nortel is the primary router. Nortel router can't be removed because it is required by my company that I use it to connect to their network over the internet.

Thanks for your help!

A:Connecting a Wireless router to DHCP Disabled wired router

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Hello and thank you

I have a Netgear FR114P Firewall router connected to my Cable Modem which connects to my computer in my home office.

I just bought my daughter a computer, her room is accross the way. I did not want to run an ethernet cable to her room, so I bought a Netgear Wireless Router.

My question is, what would I need to do to be able to keep my Firewall router hooked to my PC, then hook up the wireless router also so that my daughter can access the internet via the cable modem connection?

I have searched for Bridging methods, but am a little of a rookie when it comes to computer networking.

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Adding Wireless Router to existing Wired Router

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This is my 1st post (please be gentle!!). I did a some searches but couldnt find exactly what I was looking for, hopefully some of you guys (and gals) can help. The attached diagram pretty much says everything. All static DNS entries are using my ISP's DNS servers.

I cant get the wireless PC to see my network. It is on the same workgroup, whats missing? All PC's can access the internet fine.
Appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks

A:adding a wireless router to an existing wired router

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Hi all,

I am using a Netgear Cable/DSL Web Safe Router Gateway RP614v2 with a Motorola Cable Modem SB4200 Surfboard Cable Modem for my Internet connection to OptusNet broadband. They works fine with my Desktop and notebook.

As I want to go for wireless with my notebook, so I buy the Netgear Wireless Router BGR614v5. However, I find the the new wireless cannot talk to the Motorola Cable Modem. Even I directly connect the Cable Modem with my notebook, the Internet connection is not through. It seems that the Cable Modem only allow the old wired router to go through it.

Is it any setting stored in cable modelm to allow the old router only to go thru, not other router or eveny my notebook. I heard something about MAC address. I check the settings in my current wired router, the option choosen for MAC address is "Default MAC". Does it cause the problem?

What should I do to remove the limitation to allow my notebook and my new wireless router to connect to the cable modem?

Thanks in advance,
Opal Chung

A:Problem from switiching wired router to wireless router

Have you tried unplugging the modem before connecting a different device? Typically modems need to be powered off and on when connecting to a new device.

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I'm not new to computers but I am new to advanced networking and manual VPN setups and troubleshooting, get lost in the lingo on some of it. I'm mainly using a free PPTP VPN non DNS service that works well (at least for free) and protects my identity and info but it intermittently disconnects and usually reconnects after a few seconds but sometimes goes into a loop of failed attempts. I'm pretty confident that the property settings to this connection are correct but not totally sure. I'll list what I have set it to and then copy/past some logs that were produced from Windows diagnosis. It was a mile long but chose a few things that perked my interest. Thanks in advance for reading and helping me.

Let's see.. Correct address. Windows login unchecked. Set redial attempts to 99. Time between attempts to 1 second. PPP 1st 2 checked, negotiate multilink unchecked. Security/ typical, request secure password, require data encryption (disconnect if not).. THIS I WONDER ABOUT.. I've switched different settings and to advanced but unsure of security protocols to try and may be the root cause of this. Type: PPTP VPN. Only ipv4 and microsoft items checked. Everything else at defaults.

Remote Access Event Logs [ Table Of Contents ]

Event Type: Information
Event Source: RemoteAccess
Event Category: None
Event ID: 20268
Date: 2/17/2010
Time: 12:29:49 PM
User: N/A
Computer: dncholas-PC
using device VPN1-1 was disconnected.
Event Type: ... Read more

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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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I set up everything and if I have it wired it works fine but wireless it says can't find page when you try to get on the internet. I have set up networks before and never had a problem. first time I have used a Belkin router G+ I guess one of my question is this. I was reading on the Belkin site that it is already set for dynamic and that is for a cable modem and sounds like I should change it to pppoe for a DSL modem. would that make the difference. It is a brand new laptop and the wireless card is on and it sees the network and works when wired, it says it is connected wirelessly but wont get on the internet when not wired. Would the pppoe thing make a differnce? Please give me some help here. Thanks

A:Belkin wireless router with vista-wired works wireless doesn't

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My laptop can't connect to my router, everyone else can but mine just wont connect. It has connected to the internet through the router a couple of times but it will only last for a minute or so and then the connection would be lost.

I have a windows XP laptop, my router is a Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9, and is connected to a modem.

My wireless card detects the connection but it just can't connect to it. When I tried to set up the router using the provided installation CD, it detected said that the modem wasn't being detected.

I appreciate any help I can get on this!

A:Laptop can't connect to wireless router (hard-wired or wireless neither)

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I am using a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility( it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list of problems but help on any one of them would be great. I also realize that there are other ways to do this with different equipment, but different equipment is not free (The wired router was given to me) So if anyone knows anything that could get these working for me I would really appreciate it.


A:Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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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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Hi all,

My Netopia Router from SBC just crapped out on me early last week. So I decided to buy a router from a local electronics store. I already had a SpeedStream Modem, but I have multiple PCs in the house, so I need to 'route' the connection to other PCs.

Anywho, I went to the store today and picked up a Linksys DSL/Cable Router (Wired) with 4 port switch (#BEFSR41). I hooked it up, followed the CD Wizard, and plugged in the 2 PCs on this level (I have 3 Levels in my house). The PCs on this level worked.

Now, I have a D-Link wireless router since there are wireless notebooks/PCs upstairs. Before I had the Linksys, I just plugged that router into my Netopia and it worked fine. Now when I plugged it into this new Linksys router, it doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

All PCs are running Win XP if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.

A:Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router 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.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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!

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I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!

A:Best wireless router to replace my wired router

Quote: Originally Posted by Dsmith148

I'm currently connected to the internet via a Linksys router that is wired only.What i need to know is what is the best wireless router available at this time that i can get to replace my current wired router based on your own experiences with wireless.There are two computers and an xbox 360 on my network.Thanks for your assistance!

Hi and welcome

Stick with linksys either G, or N. I have had nightmares with netgear,dlink, etc

Ken J+

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I've been trying to figure out how to run a wireless router connected to a wired router for the past few days with no success thus far. I have searched the forums and nothing has helped thus far. Here is a diagram of what I'm trying to achieve:


EDIT: Since im not allowed to post links you must drag the link into the address bar and press enter to view the picture. It's hosted through imageshack.

A:Linking wireless router to wired router help

Does no one know how to fix this?

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Hello, I was wondering if it was possible to set up a wireless router along with a regular wired router. What I'm trying to do here is make it so that my wired router connects with the modem and the wireless router connects with the regular router. So, it's like a router ontop of a router. The reason I want to do this, is because I want to set up a network where all the computers with the exception of one, are wired. Then just have that one computer go off of the wireless router. If I can't do this (Which I'm sure I most definitely cannot.), then can I get a network hub and have the modem and the two routers connected to that hub? Thanks for reading this,


A:Wired Router and a Wireless Router Working Together?

Yes, this is standard practice, and every router company I know has installation in their downloadable user guide.

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There is an argument in the family, and the disagreement is about the security of a wireless router and the ability for someone to hack through it... My stepdad refuses to go with a wireless setup because he is afraid that someone will hack in and steal everything... We are trying to convince him that it is much safer since the wireless router would be password protected and the wired router isn't. He doesn't even want to listen or entertain the thought.. Currently they run a wired router off of telephone company dsl to 3 computers and an XBOX. If the wireless is as safe or safer the benefits are greater for laptop connectivity and relocation of workstations. The downfall of course is another piece of equipment that can fail... I ran a wireless connection at my home and I loved it.. Does anyone have any insight as to whether it would be safer with a wireless router, or if security issues are the same. I am aware most security comes from within the computer. Seeing as I am trying to learn more about this stuff any info is great.

A:Wireless Router versus Wired Router

If you use WPA or WPA2 with a strong random key, wireless is quite secure.

Your other point is bogus, a wired router or a wireless router has the same security as far as incoming threats are concerned. There is no additional security gained by having the wireless channels encrypted, it just prevents people from "tapping into the wire".

You will never be "safer" with a wireless router, but you can be as safe as with a wired only one.

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Hi all

A friend of mine currently has a wired network connected to the internet via a router. He has gone out and bought a wireless router already and he wants to connect a couple of machine and a laptop to the wireless router. I know he woulod have been better with a AP (access Point) but what i would like to know is if it is possible to connect his new wireless router to the wired one somehow. Any advice is greatly appreaciated...Cheers

A:Can i connect a Wireless Router to a wired router

Very simple:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router 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.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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!

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Hey guys I'm a bit of a networking noob so I'm wondering if this setup I have will work in getting all my computers to share our home internet...

Basically my current setup in my basement this:

ethernet cable modem
Wired DLink Router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Pretty standard...But now we want a laptop and another desktop on our top floor because someone else moved in. LUCKILY before we finished the basement I had another ethernet cable going from the router to the Wii on the main floor. We don't play that anymore so I was wondering if it was possible to buy a wireless router for the main floor, connect it wired to the basement router, and than use it wirelessly so that it extends to the top floor? Meanwhile, the router in the basement still connects to the two computers? It'd look like this.

basement floor
Wired router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Main floor/ground floor
wireless router
second floor
wirelessly connect to----->laptop+ 3rd desktop (will have to install pci card)
so yeah, does it work that way?

A:Connecting a wireless router to a wired router?

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Hi All,

Just got myself a wireless router and I'm having problems setting this up as wired. I going to be running my PC and PS3 from the router (already getting help in another forum regarding the PS3 side of things) but would rather have the systems connected with cable rather than wireless.

The router I bought is a TP-Link 54M Wireless Router (model No. TL-WR340G if that's any help).

I'm having problems setting this up as wired to my PC as there seems to be no instructions regarding this option (or no way to enable/disable).

Should I go though the installation process of setting this up as wireless first then just connect the router with cable afterwards?

Hope you can help.


C h r e d g e.

A:Setting up a wireless router as a wired router

Just connect the cables correctly, and everything should connect without any configuring.

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So i have a Linksys WRT110 when connected to it both wireless and wired i get "local only" both times. can anyone help me out?

A:Connected to Wireless router both wireless and wired no internet

Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .



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