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Q: Unreliable ethernet and wireless

SInce I bought the HP Pavilion Notebook T1E85EA#A I have suffered from unreliable wifi. I had put this down to my router however I have replicated the issue on another connection/router. The wifi always shows as connected but the throughput seems to stop. I cant acess any web pages, cant access the router and unable to ping them command prompt as well. After a while it will suddenly start working again albeit the page loads will appear slow at times. Today I decided to try using ethernet as well however I have found this has exactly the same problem. Some of the diagnostics I have tried are as follows: Alternate connection method (ethernet)Alternate broadband connectionManually specifying tcp/ip settingsUpdating drivers (no new drivers found and the ones installed are from 2015), Tried from the HP software, windows update as well as in the device properties. Restoring windows back to factory spec but the issue continues. Is there anything else I can do to rectify the issue or should I send it back to HP?

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Preferred Solution: Unreliable ethernet and wireless

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Title says it all.
When I troubleshoot, it says Default Gateway not Available.
I'm getting the 169.x.x.x IP address...
I have 2 computers operating, one that isn't.
Wireless works perfectly.
One is Windows Server 2012, does not work.
One is Windows 8, does not work.
And another Windows 8 which does work.
And I have 2 iPad's that work perfectly.
Already tried the netsh resets, and all the software fixes.
I've also replaced my modem and Ethernet cards.
In the process of getting a router, got one that was DOA.
Trying a powerful router, the RT-AC66U.

On the server, the internet works for about half the day, and the other half, it doesn't work.

A:Unreliable Internet on Ethernet on SELECT Computers

I'm also running the Asus AC66U, no idea why the internet would work for half a day but have you tried starting up in safe mode with networking to determine if the problem is from an installed program or anti virus software.

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This is a Pavilion DV7-6195us. It connects wirelessly to a Comcast provided gateway/router. My connection drops off randomly, and my workaround has been to click on the wireless icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar, disconnect from my network, wait 5 seconds, and reconnect. This is successful in about 90% of the cases.I looked under Device Manager> Network Adapters, and see: Intel Centrino Wireless -N 1000 #2, Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2, Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #3, and Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.This laptop was bought used from a guy who did the free upgrade to Windows 10 without doing any of the prep work. I reverted it back to Win 7, 64bit. The laptop is from about 2012, and I did the best I could about updating the latest drivers, but attempting to install the latest WiFi driver gave me the message that said that the installed driver was more recent than the one I was trying to install. The current driver version is 15.11.0.7 dated 1/26/2014(Intel Centrino). I don't know why it is a #2, and I don't know where the Microsoft Virtual Miniport #2 and #3 came from. Their driver versions are identical, and are dated from 2006.I wonder if they are interfering with the Intel N 1000? Should I uninstall them? Is there a later driver for the Centrino N 1000 that can be found somewhere other than HP's support site?My aim here is to stabilize my connection to my wireless router.My wife's laptop is a Dell Inspiron that sits not to... Read more

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I've had this problem for awhile now and after trying my best at fixing it, I've given in and have decided to come to the experts!

I have Linksys WAG54G wireless modem router, which is connected by ethernet cable to a standard PC and an Xbox 360. My sister is normally always connected to the wireless network on her laptop. The problem is, both her laptop and my Xbox get disconnected from the network after about 20 minutes. Unfortunately I'm not sure if its due to the same problem, or a completely different problem for each, all I know is that the Linksys needs to be turned off and on so that the laptop/Xbox can re-establish a connection.

I've done all the obvious stuff, client lease time is set to the maximum allowed for the Linksys (10080 minutes). It still does it though. I also find that for the laptop, the connection is more reliable when the standard PC isnt turned on, could this have anything to do with it?

Any suggestions are appreciated, now matter how dumb they seem!
 

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My printer is wirelessly connected to a cable modem wireless router and frequently looses connectivity with the router.  Turning the printer wireless off and then back on solves the problem temporarily but not permanently.  Is there a permanent fix÷

A:Wireless connectivity unreliable

Hi,Please give your printer a fix (or static) IP address, this may help.1. Record its existing IP address (touch to the antenna symbol),2. Touch Home then touch Setup,3. Touch Network setup,4. Touch Wireless settings,5. Touch Advanced settings,6. Touch IP settings7. Touch Ok,8. Touch Manual,9. Touch IP Address (it should show existing IP address)10. Now change the last 3 digits from something to something greater than 10011. Touch Done then OkReboot the printer.Regards.

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I currently have an 8MB broadband connection provided down my BT line by F2S.COM. I use a Belkin ADSL Modem with a built-in 4 port wireless router to generate a private wireless network using 802.11G protocol giving me an effective network speed of 54MBps. This network is accessed by my primary machine - a laptop with an internal Intel Pro Wireless 200BG card which runs 802.11g - and three other machines (2 laptops and a desktop) - all fitted with Belkin wireless cards running 820.11b giving them a reduced speed of 11MBps.

The secondary machines all connect to the network on bootup and wotk without problems. My primary machine, however, whilst originally working fine, has now developed an annoying habit. When it is booted, the network card with either fail to find the local network at all, or will claim to be connected but will be unalbe to retrieve mail or connect to web pages - I suspect because a proper connection has not been established with my ISPs DNS servers, the location for which is stored in the router configuration.

In order to connect this machine to the Internet I must either:

a. Reboot the router or
b. Disable the internal network card, insert a card running 802.11b (ie a slower card) which immediately finds and connects to the network, remove that card and re-enable the internal 802.11G which then works fine after redetecting the network.

Generally speaking if I then power off the machine and restart it several hours later it will work without any problems... Read more

A:Unreliable Wireless Connection on 802.11g

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so i got my new PC from alienware and it came with windows 7. everything works great except one thing. My internet connect cuts out all the time. it will work fine for a bit then stop. and when its not working it says im still connected to the network like there is no problem..but web pages wont load. i never had this problem with XP and had the same modem, router and wireless adapter..

i have a newer belkin router, a comcast modem and a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter. i would just hard wire it but i cant due to the way my house was built.

any help is appreciated
(wow it even stopped working while i was typing this post!)

A:Wireless connectivity unreliable

Hi reflucks,

Here's a great tutorial on troubleshooting internet connection issues from another SevenForums user: Internet Troubleshooting Guide

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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so i got my new PC from alienware and it came with windows 7. everything works great except one thing. My internet connect cuts out all the time. it will work fine for a bit then stop. and when its not working it says im still connected to the network like there is no problem..but web pages wont load. i never had this problem with XP and had the same modem, router and wireless adapter..

i have a newer belkin router, a comcast modem and a Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO USB Network Adapter. i would just hard wire it but i cant due to the way my house was built.

any help is appreciated

A:Wireless connectivity unreliable

(in case you see this before the other thread you made!)

Hi reflucks,

Here's a great tutorial on troubleshooting internet connection issues from another SevenForums user: Internet Troubleshooting Guide

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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PLEASE HELP!

I'm usually able to figure stuff out myself by reading various forum threads, but I'm stumped on this one. I will try to list you the basic features of the hardware I'm using & the problem as clearly as possible.

I'm using: HP xw4600 Workstation (brand new)
PCI card: Ralink Wireless PCI Card 802.11n, 300M (brand new, installed myself)

I have a wireless broadband internet connection set up. Never have problems with it. Four laptops regularly connect to the network with ZERO issues. I am 99% sure the problem here is NOT router/internet-related.

PROBLEM:
I can connect to my wireless network with my newly installed PCI card. Full signal, connects no problem, everything is dandy. I will open a browser and it will load my homepage. I can load maybe a few more pages, AND THEN, the internet stops working. I am still connected, still full signal, etc. But web pages cease loading. If I keep trying and trying, after maybe 2 or 3 minutes, the connection seems to come back and I can load a few more pages (works for maybe 10 seconds), and then same thing. Nothing will load for another few minutes.

Basically; although I am connected/full signal/no problems with the network on any other laptop/ipod, the internet only works intermittently and very rarely. This distinguishes my case from those where the Wireless is connected and the internet DOES NOT work: in my case, it DOES work, but only 1/20th of the time.

Another peculiarity: the first time I co... Read more

A:Wireless Connected but Internet Unreliable

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I use my (Acer 5610Z) Vista laptop mainly when I'm on the road, such as in hotels, so there isn't any one particular router involved in my problem. It's that sometimes I can, and sometimes I can't, get the wireless to work. Right now, for instance, I can't connect at all. I try and try, and each time it simply comes back failed. The machine's attempts at an explanation are too pathetic to recount ("try plugging in a cable to 'local area connection!'").

Meanwhile, I happen to have access to another laptop, which connects just fine. So there is absolutely nothing wrong with the connection.

How can I begin to figure out what is wrong with my Acer? Thanks.
 

A:Vista laptop unreliable for on-the-road wireless use

I would suggest two things Historian:

1. Check the Acer web site to see if your wireless card has updated drivers.

2. Go out and plunk down $30 for a USB wireless adaptor and try using it for a couple of weeks instead of the internal one. If it works great and has no problems, keep it, use it and chalk up the internal one to be a lemon (providing your tried my first suggestion first). IF, however, the USB one acts just like the internal one, then you have some Windows issues that need to be troubleshooted (is that a word?)

Good luck
 

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Hello, you can check my profile for all the info you should need about my computer, basically I have Vista and I'm told that Vista and wireless don't go very well together...yet. We have a wireless/wired home network set up here, consisting of a wired router and a wireless router working together to connect all 3 of our desktops and all 3 of our notebooks. I'm talking specifically about problems with my notebook though. When I turn on my computer and/or my wireless card, it's real quick to connect, and I have access to our network storage drives and all the computers currently connected Our network has internet access via cable modem. The thing is, all the XP based systems on the network connect to the internet right away, while my Vista machine takes anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes. Even then, I'll sometimes loose the internet connection and will have to wait another 5 minutes for it to reconnect. Resetting the wireless router or the card itself doesn't speed up the process because I still have to wait for it to connect to the internet. Sometimes it won't connect for so long that I just give up and move all my work to an XP based desktop. It's really frustrating, if it's connected to the network, shouldn't it also have the same internet access right away? If I try to repair the connection (HA now Vista makes you wait for it to "diagnose the problem" or identify it and then it will give you the option to reset yo... Read more

A:Solved: VISTA wireless connection to internet is unreliable

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I have a relatively new (few months) laptop of my own running Win7 x64 with an "Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030" wireless network adapter. For some reason, I have serious problems connecting to most wireless networks. On my home network there are rarely problems, but when I attempt to any other network (college, or public hotspot, or neighbor's open wireless) there are often issues.

By "issues" I mean: when I first attempt to connect to the network in question, I'm usually able to connect to the first few sites I try to access, but usually after a second or a minute or a few minutes of normal connectivity, I'm suddenly unable to access anything. The browser's response is that DNS lookup has failed; when I record an IP address (via ping-command prompt) and type it in manually after this point, the browser's response is that "##.##..." is taking too long to respond, etc..." No other program is able to connect either. I have tried setting different DNS servers but it has had no visible effect. At this point, the only thing I can do to reconnect is to either wait a long time for the connection to reestablish itself (which can take an hour or more and isn't guaranteed) or to go to Device Manager and disable and reenable the wireless adapter, which then *sometimes* allows me to reconnect for a few seconds or a minute or an hour before connectivity breaks again. When the connection fails, Windows displays the computer ... Read more

A:Unreliable connectivity - Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030

I had the same issue too. My GF's laptop has a 1030 wireless NIC and it had all sorts of issues connecting to the APs in my house. It would work fine with her Linksys wireless router and my Sprint MiFi. But had connectivity/performance problems when connecting to either of my Netgear APs (WG102 and WNDAP350) along with my PC W 620 wireless controller with AP 105 and AP 125 access points. Updating the drivers helped the problem somewhat, but we were still experiencing dropped packets or extremely high latency when connected. Upon a suggestion from one of my coworkers, I tried adjusting the performance/power settings in Windows and that seemed to have fixed the problem. The laptop has been running fine ever since.
 

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Are you guys aware of a single pci card that offers the typical ethernet connection as well as a wireless one? I'd like to have the option to connect to either and I don't want to get two seperate cards. Any info is appreciated, Thanks
 

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I don't think you can do that but I would go wireless. :bounce:
 

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

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

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

Any advice?
 

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

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I'm having problems connecting my PC via ethernet cord to the internet. We just got cable today and one of our PCs has a wireless card, when the other one doesn't. My computer is the basic one with the specs in my profile. It only has a dialup modem. I don't know if I have to configure something to the router or modem, but when my computer is hooked up to the router(the internet still doesn't work then) all other computers on the network won't connect to the internet.

Any help will be appreciated!
 

A:Pc not getting wireless through ethernet

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Hey all im new here, and this is my first post.
First of all I have a DSL connection through my provider. I then have a NetGear FM114P wireless firewall/print server (router ) attached to the modem.

My computer is currently hardwired through the ethernet port in the FM114P router with two other computers connecting by WiFi.

What i was thinking, was loosing the ethernet cord and turning this computer in to a wireless connection like the other two, but if i do will i loose speed? This computer currently gets between 700-950 kbps., depending on traffic.

thanks
mausie
AKA foufymaus
 

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Hi there,
I'm having troubles with our new router. I can connect via ethernet but not through wireless. I'm certain it's an issue with my laptop, as I've managed to connect several other devices without any problems. Any help would be appreciated as I've tried everything I can think of.

Below is the result of "ipconfig /all" with the ethernet cable connected.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\WYN>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WYN-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dlink.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dlink.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-CD-F0-BD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d91f:81b7:31ff:4ac1%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 August 2012 10:36:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 August 2012 10:42:13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

A:Ethernet Yes, Wireless No?

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

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

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

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.
If you post back the make and exact model of the router - we can advise how to disable the wireless security

Here are a number of possible solutions

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

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

If you post a reply here with the Make and EXACT model of your PC, along with the windows version you are running. we will see if we can find a link to the driver and will post a reply with the link here.

--- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved t... Read more

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This is, perhaps, an extremely silly question, easy to answer as the Techguy says! I have been using a desktop with Ethernet LAN (Landline) for years. Now, I have a Dell Studio 15 Laptop with Wireless output signal. My question is, How do I connect the two, so that I can use the Laptop too through my land-line broadband connection? Do I use just a wireless router in between? Any type of Wireless Router, or, any specific type? Do I need to change anything in my desktop LAN setup?
 

A:Wireless to Ethernet LAN

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Here's something that is causing massive loss of hair.....

My PC is connected to my router with a wireless card. I also connect my PS2 to my PC using an ethernet connection (the ps2 is "modified" and I use this connection to play music and video thru the ps2 to the TV).

Everything works fine with one exception. It seems like the wireless is not getting a DNS. To obtain one, I have to disable the ethernet card, connect to my AP, then enable the card. If I lose my connect with the AP (which happens sometimes, it's on the other side of the house and the signal is a little weak), then when it reconnects I have to do the whole disable/enable thing.

It's not a huge deal, but I do like my stuff to work properly and usually things like this are not problem for me, but this one really has me wondering. Anyone have any ideas?

Here's my ipconfig /all if that helps. What's odd is the ipconfig is *exactly* the same when I can connect and when I can't. So maybe it's not a DNS issue, but something else. But I am unable to connect to any web sites until I disable and re-enable the ethernet card.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HAL
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

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A:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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Hi everyone

I dont really know whether this is really relevent, but I was just wondering. If I have both ethernet cable and wireless on one computer as 2 networks. Can I join up both of them to increase my internet speed or somthing. I tested both of them seperately and the ethernet cable was much faster than the wireless. My router is next to my computer. Can I have some tips. I will be putting some screenshots later.

Thanks in advance

A:What can you do with both ethernet and wireless??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mw2


I tested both of them seperately and the ethernet cable was much faster than the wireless.


Surprise, surprise...

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Is there such a thing as a 5 Ghz Ethernet card, or is just 5 Ghz wireless?

A:Ethernet vs. wireless

No - 2.4/5 GHZ refer to the wireless frequency.

Ethernet comes in two speeds mostly - older 100 Mb/s (100 megabits) or more modern 1000 Mb/s (1 Gigabit). Of course, these are usually much faster than internet speeds even for slower 100 Mb/s unless you have amazingly fast broadband.

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Hello,

I have a PC with wireless connection to the Internet (PCI wireless card). Is it somehow possible to use the Ethernet port (NIC) to PROVIDE network access to a device? (such as a D-Link internet camera with ethernet connection).

Thanks for your help!

Johnathon
 

A:One wireless, one Ethernet, can I use both?

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Hi

My W8 PC is connected to the Wireless Router by Ethernet Cable, the PC also
has Wireless connectivity; is it possible to connect to the Router with both at t
he same time and if I do will that improve internet speed?

Thanks

Daniel

A:Ethernet and Wireless

Your internet speed is determined by your provider and the package you have, it is irrelevant how fast your connection to router is as long as it is at least a little faster than speed to the provider. So you can not change the internet speed above what provider gives you.

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So my wireless works well and fine, but the only problem is is that it disconnects time from time and i'm trying to download a 15 gb file that has no resuming capabilities. I want to use my ethernet connection rather than my wireless, but the ethernet (local area connection) isn't showing when I go to Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center/Manage Network Connections. I only see Wireless Network Connection. I have a router and a modem. the router is a linksys cisco. And my cable modem is linksys wrt45 or something. How can I fix this? My other two computers are using the ethernet cables fine.

A:Wireless but no ethernet

Download and run VistaForums SysInfo Tool (Select All and export to a file) on the laptop you're having trouble with, and upload it.

Ed

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should I enable the wireless when I want to use the ethernet, my wireless works fine, but when I try to connect with ethernet, either no connection or connection drops after a short time, It is a dell desktop with windows xp,with netgear switch, and comcast modem,with mac airport, I need to get my ethernet high speed working that I pay for. PLEASE someone help
 

A:ethernet and wireless together

If I am going to use ethernet for an extended time I remove an external wireless adapter or switch an integrated wireless off. But that's to extend the life of the unused component and to save the battery if on battery. If you are using a PCI wireless card with the desktop then disabling it is probably the best you can do. But that is not going to impact your ethernet usage, so it is really your choice.

Please show the following for when you have an ethernet connection and for when it has dropped ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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A little confusion here - When I log onto my Verizon router page (that 198.xxx thing), I show many menus but the following 2 have me a little confused. One says "network connection" type is: Ethernet - I do have a yellow cable coming out of my Actiontec router to the pc so I get that. Another menu says "wireless settings" and this says "wireless" which I have set to WPA and the mode is 802.11g "only". Is this system wireless or ethernet or both? I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point.. Am I all set with this configuration? (knowing I have to buy a box of some sort, Roku or Apple or something) and if I do have a wireless connection, can I connect the two without cables running from one to another? Hope that is all clear. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Ethernet or wireless?

Is this system wireless or ethernet or bothClick to expand...

both

you have a wireless router - and so you can connect to the router with a cable as you currenty are doing and other devices PCs etc or your PC can also connect with wireless
I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point..Click to expand...

someone else will need to answer the netflix service

from what I can see on the website
http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
you can watch via a PC


http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
Can I also watch instantly on my PC or Mac?

Yes. Simply press Play on any TV episode or movie to instantly watch it online on your Internet-connected PC or Mac.Click to expand...

so you can watch directly on your PC without any other device - and then if you have your PC video output connected to the TV you should be able to watch on TV via PC

whats the make and model of TV
- what outputs do you have on the PC video card ?
- what inputs do you have on the TV

if you have HDMI on both - then you should be able to use that - although for some copyright materials you will only be able to display on the TV and not two monitors
 

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So I just bought myself a new laptop (hp dv6910us) and I'm enjoying it thoroughly but I have a very basic question about what to use in terms of internet. In my apartment, I can easily connect to the internet through my ethernet connection or through the wireless. Both are smooth, fast connections. In terms of increasing the lifespan and battery-life of the computer, should I stick primarily to connecting through the ethernet or through my wireless connection? I have an Atheros AR5007 802.11 b/g WiFi adaptor and my processor is an AMD Turion X-2 TL-60 2Ghz with 3.00GB RAM. Running windows vista 32 Bit. It's a general question, not a pressing issue so answer at your leisure. Thanks.
 

A:Wireless vs. Ethernet

Not sure if anyone has ever bench marked something like that. But my gut feeling is that the wireless would draw a little bit more power but I have no evidence to back that up.
 

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I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 4 port wireless broadband router with 2 x wireless laptops that can see each other and share files fine. I also have a PC which is hardwired to the router. All 3 machines have an IP address from the range I configured and all 3 machines can access the internet. The problem I'm having is that my hardwired PC cannot see the workgroup I have set up so therefore it can't see the 2 wireless laptops. The 2 wireless laptops can see the hardwired PC but cannot connect to it to view the shared folders.

I have switched all firewalls off, changed lots of config in the router, reset it to default, rebuilt my hardwired PC, pulled out some hair, changed network settings all over the place but just cannot get the hardwired PC to see the workgroup.

Any suggestions anyone ! !
 

A:! ! ! ! ! Ethernet Can't See Wireless ! ! ! ! !

Well, as long as all three are getting DHCP addresses from the same network, then the router isn't to blame, so, get it configured and leave it alone.

You say you've setup a workgroup for the laptops. That desktop machine also needs to be a part of that same workgroup. Then, you need to have the same username and password combination on the three machines, and then the desktop should be able to share files with the laptops.

And you definitely want the firewalls disabled until you get things working.

-Scott
 

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hi, i am using a wireless connection but to play bf2142 well i need a wired connection. i have got an ethernet wire going from the wireless router to computer, and it works [i disable the wireless connection and i connect to the web through the wire]. but i want to use my ethernet wire as my PRIMARY way to connect to the internet, but still want the wireless connection active for my computers upstairs to connect to the web.

does this make sense?

is this possible?

thank you

denny
 

A:using ethernet instead of wireless???

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Hi, I have a Pavillion dv7-1129 wm laptop. With Windows Vista Home Premium ... Amd Turion (tm) X2 dual-core moble Rm-72 2.10 GHZ...Ram-2814... 32-bit Operating sytem
Can anyone provide me with the drivers for the Wireless and Ethernet connections

Drives for a Realtek RTL8101 Family-PCI -E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)

Thankyou
 

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I've just moved into my Halls at uni in London. We have to use a CAT 5E ethernet cable to connect to a socket in the wall. When we open a web browser we have to enter a username and password to be able to go online. I was wondering if there is any bit of Hardware which i could plug into the ethernet wall socket which would then broadcast that ethernet connection as wireless and if so if it is possible to protect the connection so others cant use the WIFI.

thanks
 

A:Ethernet to Wireless, is this possible?

When we open a web browser we have to enter a username and password to be able to go online.Click to expand...

That probably means that they want to restrict usage to one computer per connection and do not want wireless networks set up. So, please check with the IT department before doing anything, as it's not very hard for them to detect violations.

On the assumption that you will not attempt this unless it falls within the rules, you can use a Wireless Access Point (WAP). Use encryption, preferably WPA2-PSK, AES, but at least WPA-PSK, TKIP. Use a passphrase that cannot be guessed and does not include dictionary words.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8103 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (273 GB Free); E: 5 GB (0 GB Free); F: 143 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, H67MA-E35 (MS-7680)
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus

I used to access my home wireless with a Netgear N150 Wireless USB adapter. The device still works, because I use it for Roku, but my computer can't access the wireless network with it. As a replacement I installed a TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N PCI adapter (TL-WN851ND). That hasn't worked from the start. During the course of trying to fix the problem, I changed at least 10 different settings, and none of them worked. Now, I've lost track of all the changes I made. What I want is to erase all of the previous settings and connections and act like my computer is fresh out of the box and has never been connected to the internet before. The TP-Link is what I want to use. Not knowing as much as everyone else on here about computers, I am assuming that the Netgear and TP-Link aren't the problems, and it is instead something with my computer. Is there some type of checklist I can go though step by step to see exactly what the problem is? I don't know if there is physically something wrong with my computer that I can fix by buying a... Read more

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hi i just bought a new laptop with windows 7 os. i dont know why but my ethernet (MARVELL YUKON 88E8055 PCI-E GIGABIT ETHERNET CONTROLLER) connection speed is just about the same as my wireless (INTEL WIFI LINK 5100 AGN) i am so confused why my ethernet connection is so slow. With my older computers, ethernet was at least 2x faster...

A:Wireless and ethernet speeds are the same pls help

I'm afraid i don't know anythinge else about your setup.
Is the wireless router connected directly to the Ethernet router? are they combined? what are the brand and product names?
is this DSL, Cable, or Optical Fiber internet?

also, could it be that the other two computers were limited wirelessly to the speed of a WIfI G network, while both the router and the new computer are WiFi n compatible?

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Hey everyone,
I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop A305D-S6848
I previously had Vista on it and now I have installed XP SP2 on it...
Everything in the laptop seems pretty good...
I have installed mostly every drivers I had to install, but the wireless won't work and so doesn't the Ethernet port work...
when i connect the laptop to the router through the ethernet, it doesn't connect to the internet...
The local area connection thing is missing too in Network Connections...
Any help would really be appreciated...
Thanks...

A:Ethernet and wireless not working

and welcome to the Forum

You need to load the driversfor the LAN and wireless cards . .

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Hi guys ,I am facing the weirdest problem . when I m trying to connect my laptop using wifi , my modem get rebooted ..all light gets off (DSL,WLAN,Internet) automatically . is it any malware or what ? I have updated my BIOS , my wireless driver ..but nothing worked .nd when I m connecting using ethernet its working fine , modem working smoothly .
 

A:Wireless not working, but ethernet does

Hi Sssstud,

Please let us know the message you see when you try to establish a wireless connection to the internet. Is your computer able to detect wireless networks? What version of Windows are you using and what is the model and name of the wireless router?

Thanks and regards,
Babita G
#iworkforDell


For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site .
 

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My old Westell DSL modem died, and Verizon sent me an Actiontec model GT704WG. I have two desktops, both connected to the modem by ethernet cable, and a laptop, which uses the wireless capability of the modem. This worked fine with the old modem (until it died). I connected the cables to the new modem exactly as they were connected to the old modem. I'm now browsing happily on the laptop (i.e., wirelessly), but the desktops cannot connect to the Internet. Strangely, when I go to 192.168.1.1 on one of the desktops, I get the setup page for the old modem rather than for the new one, even though the old modem is now sitting in a box. The status of the lights on the modem is as follows:

power - green
DSL - green
Internet - green
ethernet - not lit (all four of them)
USB - not lit
wireless - green

All computers are running Windows XP, SP-2.

How could wireless be working, but not ethernet? Usually it's the other way around!

Do I, perhaps, have to connect the modem to one of the desktops by USB cable? My understanding is that it's not necessary. If it is, do I need a driver from Verizon? They did not send a CD with the new modem. Is the driver available on the Internet somewhere?

Thank you!!
 

A:Solved: wireless OK, but no ethernet

ethernet - not lit (all four of them)Click to expand...

I take that to mean the ethernet ports are bad (have you tried them all?) or the cables are bad.

This may be the correct user manual: http://business.verizon.net/Help/dsl/Default.aspx?case=c13947

Try the USB port unless your computers are:

"Note: USB LAN port is not supported with Microsoft Windows
NT 4.0, Windows Vista 64-bit, or Mac OS."

That unit is a modem/router combo. The USB port is not to the modem part; it is a special LAN port, so no driver or special software should be needed.
 

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I have 3 PC's (2 on XP and 1 on ME) and a laptop on XP. I am using a Linksys WRT54G Wireless router. The laptop is wireless. PC's are ethernet. All computers communicate with each other in common workgroup when I use an ethernet cable for the laptop. When I use wireless for the laptop, workgroup communication is lost with other machines. No porblems accessing internet with any machine, whether wired or wireless.

Suggestions?
 

A:Wireless and Ethernet in Same Workgroup

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I'm using a 2nd computer in the same room to type out this post.
Both the wireless and ethernet are not working on my primary computer.
When plugged in with an ethernet cord, I get a limited connectivity sign,
and when using wireless, it shows that whenever I try to connect, it fails to connect as well as limited connectivity.
Before, it was working fine, but some viruses started to mess around with the internet and registry keys, but I believe I have cleared almost all of the malware, if not all of it.
The last time I was able to connect to the internet was May 20th, I've neglected this computer for a while, and now the antivirus programs (Malwarebytes, Comodo) are out of date.
When I look at the wireless or ethernet connection status, there are 0 packets coming in or out and the ip address it attempts to connect to is 169.254.53.220
I've attempted to reset the modem and router, and set a manual address for it to connect to, but none of that helped.
What more information should I post, and what should be my first step to solving this problem?

Side note: Also, I've finally managed to accrue some money since I have a job now, but I don't remember the moderator that helped me last time, any way I can find out who he/she was? I'd very much like to thank them with a donation.

A:Wireless and Ethernet not connecting

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic315561-30.htmlSince it appears to me that you never responded to the last questions from Myrti, I suggest that you send a PM to her...and then finish the topic above.In the interim, I am closing this thread to prevent any conflicts/confusion which might be caused.Louis

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netgear n300 wireless
wnr 2000 v4

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

A:ethernet/wireless router

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

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

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

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
( the site now appears to require a business email, and does not allow webbased emails like gmail,hotmail or yahoo etc )

Use the links below

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Xirrus-Wi-Fi-Monitor-Download-99109.html

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

Run the program

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Im sure this is something really simple but basically with my laptop i can connect to my router wirelessly fine but when connected via an ethernet cable web pages dont load although everything states its connected???
When you attempt to load a page the load bar starts to work in the bottom right hand corner to indicate its loading but doesnt go any further than halfway and never loads?
My security programme is ESET and have attempted disabling the personal firewall in the hope this may help but no joy.
Have tried another laptop connected up via ethernet cable and that laptop worked fine loading pages problem free??
To me this seems odd but could be relatively simple as it states connection, can be prooved to work fine on another laptop so it must be something on my laptop stopping it going any further??
Could anyone please lend some much needed advice pls? would be much appraciated
thanks
Paul
 

A:Can connect wireless but not via ethernet ?

Try these simple tests using the wired connection only with the wireless disconnected.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 74.125.45.100

PING yahoo.com

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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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Hi - I just bought a notebook with built-in wireless mobility. I have Road Runner as my ISP on my desktop unit. Is there any other equipment I need for sharing my Internet connection with my notebook?
 

A:Wireless notebook & ethernet

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i have a computer that is connected to a domain.
i want to connect it with an usb wireless adapter.
the problem his that if i use the adapter i can't acess the domain because it's two different networks.

i'm working on windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
is there a way to work with both networks connected?

my computer is HP DX2300

and this is the specs:
GE115EA HP dx2300 MT PD-925 2x3.0GHz 2x2MB HT,1GB DDR2,160GB,DVD+/-RW,FastEth,WinVistaBusiness32

thanks!

A:can Wireless lan and ethernet Lan co exist?

I dont think it'll work but if anything, make sure your IP address on each network is different.

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I have an Acer Aspire 7552G laptop running Windows 7 x64 that is having problems with connecting to the internet.

I started to notice the wireless and LAN connections becoming very weak, web pages would load slower, data would take longer to download, etc. This lasted for a couple weeks. As of now, I cannot get any signal, neither wireless nor LAN.

I normally use Google Chrome but have tried to connect through multiple browsers.

I have tried updating the wireless/ethernet drivers, and I have also tried uninstalling them all together and reinstalling them. Both to no avail. I have no idea how to resolve this issue and am hoping the tech pros here can help me out!

Wireless LAN and LAN vendors are both Broadcom and the drivers can be found here: Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 7552G


*I am connecting to internet on a university campus.

A:Wireless & Ethernet LAN - Not Working?

How are you measureing the stregth of the ethernet connection?

Who is your ISP ?. . What Brand and Model is the Modem and Router?


Lets take a peek at your network environment:

First:

Power Cycle everything . . Turn off the Modem, router and all pc's . . turn on the Modem and wait a few minutes for the lights to stabilize . . then turn on the router, then one pc at a time. See if you connect to the internet.

Then:

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again.

How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Then: check your browser's settings, remove any proxy settings if found here's how.

Then:

with the pc connected to the router, Click on Start . . Run . . type CMD

At the > prompt type type the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL


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

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

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

then please Download and run this Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, click the Networks link on the upper left and paste a screen shot of that screen here. Note that this application requires NET Framework to run. If you get an error abo... Read more

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A friend brought over a computer for me to remove a virus, after checking out the computer found that the OS was hosed. So backed up data, and put a fresh istall of XP pro on the PC, legal copy not bootlegged. Couldn't get ethernet working, figured since he did have a several nasty viruses, I'd flash the BIOS, and right 0's to the drive just to make sure no nasties were still on the machine. All said and done, reinstalled XP Pro, on an Emachine T2862. Installed drivers. Installed a pci 3Com ethernet card, with the right drivers. No ethernet, cant get an IP, tried using a good static IP didn't conect to the internet, couldn't ping the router. Plugged in a Linksys wireless usb adapter, grabbed an IP right away. Tryied plugging the ethernet in, ethernets get IP's now, unplug usb and ethernet stops working. Plugged usb back in did all of the windows updates, including hardware. Tried Ethnet with the new drivers, still doesn't work. Tried Winsock fix, tried XP bat fix. Any other suggestions, I'm stuck.
 

A:New install no ethernet, but can get wireless

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Dear all,

I have read all (i think) homegroup topics here but none solved my problem.
Homegroup is working perfectly when both computer are connected to router by ethernet cable.

As soon as i unplug the cable from computer 1. None of the computer is recognizing the homegroup of the other.

I tried rebooting both computers. Leaving homegroup, rebooting create new homegroup >> nothing helps.

Both computer get internet, can connect to the router, both computer can see and share folders with each other via the the network sharing way.

Both ethernet & wireless connection show up as HOME NETWORK

I have executed the Homegroup troubleshooter on both computers No changes.

Any clues on this?

Many thanks!

Fish

A:HomeGroup OK via ethernet but NOT via wireless

I believe homegroup is tied to the network connection. Did you create a homegroup for the wireless network connection?

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Yesterday, due to an additional guest to our house, I had to up and move all of my possessions into another floor and section of my house. I have only one wireless device, and that is laptop. Other than that, I have

Desktop PC (windows 7)
Xbox 360
and a HP C5100 series printer
that all require an ethernet connection to my router... which is back on the other side of the house. I cannot snake a 60 foot ethernet cord to each of these devices. My router is an Apple Extreme bought less than 6 months ago.

How do I give my network devices internet access from across the house? Is there some wireless hub I can buy that translates wireless internet back through ethernet cords that I can set up over this side of my home?

Any questions for specification please ask. Thanks in advance

PS - If I buy a wireless card for my desktop PC, only a year old, would I be able to use that as a router in and of itself? It has extra ethernet ports on the back, so could I hook up my Xbox 360 to it and get network access for my Xbox or printer? Are there any steps to do that?

A:Wireless and Ethernet solutions

Hello and welcome to the forums.

There are many ways of accomplishing this, personally I solved this problem by employing an Ethernet over mains power solution using this; I find that it is almost completely reliable and you can easily stick a 4 port ethernet hub on the other end for all your devices (some of the more expensive versions have a hub built in).

It works by taking your ethernet signal and sending it through your houses power cabling and then receiving that signal at any socket in your house.

There are other options but personally I think this is one of the best.
In answer to your question about your WLAN Card being used as a router then the answer is yes.

You can set it up as an ad hoc network on any version of Windows or if you are running Windows Seven you can use this nice little program called Connectify which accomplishes the same thing but is much more versatile and easier to manage.

I hope this answers your questions.

Oli

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