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Internet working on PC connected to router by ethernet but wireless not working

Q: Internet working on PC connected to router by ethernet but wireless not working


I have a linksys model wrt54gl v1.1 and I am using Windows Vista 32bit Home Edition. I have a pc connected to the router directly through an ethernet plus a laptop, 2 iphones and a blackberry that get wireless internet from it. 2 days ago wireless stopped working. The internet on the pc connected to the router by ethernet is still working and the power, WLAN, ethernet, and internet lights are all lit green. The internet and ethernet lights flash when data is being transferred but the the WLAN light is not flashing. I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working. The phones and laptop are not detecting any wireless network present. Hope you can help.


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A: Internet working on PC connected to router by ethernet but wireless not working

I have restored the router to factory default but it is still not working.Click to expand...

The only other thing to try is to unplug the router for a few hours. You could also try another factory reset.

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Hi guys,

I've been researching and trying to days to get this to work with no avail so I decided to post here for some help as I see this community is really active.

We've got 4 different laptops here and none of them can connect to the wifi anymore (it suddenly stopped working for the last whole week). We can connect to the internet through ethernet cables though. We only use one at a time (if ethernet, then wireless is disabled and vice versa).

Here is a copy of the ipconfig/all:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PeterMai-HP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : moolahd.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : moolahd.local
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : AC-16-2D-4B-ED-F2
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ac08:5a6d:b124:582%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 14 October 2013 2:42:55 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 15 October 2013 2:47:55 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

A:Internet only working when connected using Ethernet cable. Wifi doesn't work

You have an IP on your LAN, but none on your wifi. Check your router to make sure DHCP for wifi is turned on and you have enough available addresses.

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Hi all,

I'm trying to get a wireless router working for friends. I got it to work yesterday, but now it is no longer working.

My setup:
Fiber optic connection, HAG
Conitech wireless router access point (can find very little info on this)
PC XP pro sp3

If I connect my computer to the HAG, it, of course, works fine.

Yesterday, I hit the reset button on the back of the conitech router (because they didn't have the password) and went through the setup wizard, connecting my HAG to the WAN port on the router and it worked fine, both connecting via wireless and with a cable to one of the LAN ports on the router.

Today it is no longer working. Both wireless and LAN show it is connected but I can't access the internet.

Any ideas on this? I'm guessing you'll need me to post ipconfig /all but I'm not sure if I should do it with my computer connected to the HAG and working, or connected to the conitech router. Let me know and I will paste.


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hey dear
my toshiba laptop has os windows vista
laptop is connected with wireless access point but internet is not connected while if i connect internet cable then it is working but wireless connection is not establishing internet.
error message is ... there is no communication with primary DNS number so and so. and if i repair then it is unable to repair it. and saying that your firewall is not allowing to enter although i dont have any ip addressed network. i have automatic ip settings.


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please solve my problem as soon as now.

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Windows 7 Ultimate Internet Issue

So I recently encountered an annoying issue, first off let me start by saying I had a virus not sure what it was all I know is I had to use ComboFix to get rid of it, it disabled my Windows Security Center and Firewall and I had to go through several things to get all of that working again. Now to my current problem, when I start my computer the internet will be fine until I open an internet browser and start browsing then it will just stop working completely and nothing I do will fix it unless I restart the computer and then it does the same thing. This does not happen on my desktop (Same OS) or this laptop I am using Ubuntu on, the internet going through the router still works on everything else connected and the laptop having the issue still shows it is connected to the router AND the internet, I just can't use it..

Any ideas? Please let me know if you need anything else from me and I will get it, thank you.

A:Internet stops working, but I am still connected to the router?

Confused, you state internet works fine until you open internet browser, Are you using some other internet program, FTP or some such?

Have you tried other browsers to verify it is IE? If you are using other internet programs like FTP or RSS reader, Email then it probably is IE but try another browser first.

Check out the Internet Explorer Fixit
How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

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I have a problem that i need help with on Windows 7 x64.

I have a wireless router that works just fine, same is the connection to the internet when I connect the cable.
When I switch the internet cable to PC, I cannot connect to any web page, I receive the error: "The web page is not responding."
My internet works through cable with a static IP. The details from the network adapter are the same as the router (IP adress, Subnet mask, Default Gateway etc. all the same) and I can see in the notification area that my computer is connected to the internet, but when I open the browser to connect to a webpage I get the same error, when I press the button "Fix network connection" from the browser it says that my connection is good but it appears to be a problem with the site. When I open the Windows troubleshooter it doesn't find any errors; in the adapter status i can see that I receive/send packages; in Command Prompt I type "ping -t <My IP adress>" and I don't get any "request timed out."
Basically my PC is connected to the internet, but the browser doesn't connect to any site. When I switch the cable back into the wireless router and connect to it, I can connect to any site.....
I also tried changing the homegroup, changing the adapter priority in advanced settings, restarting the computer multiple times.....but no success. I don't know what to do next....reinstall the Windows maybe?

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A:Internet connection working through router, but not when connected directly to PC

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Hi guys

After several hours in vain searching the internet for a similar case - and its solution I now turn to you.

The source of my problem, the way I see it, is my SMC router (SMCWBR14T-G).

My problem is that my two computers + my wireless music player cannot connect to the wireless network whenever the "internet cable" is plugged into the WAN socket of the router.

If I unplug the "internet cable" and restart the router all of the devices connect just fine.

My ISP has told me, that the router/computer (whichever is connected to the "internet cable") has to be configured to obtain a dynamic IP address which it already was!

This problem started when I moved from my previous apartment to my current. In my previous apartment (with another ISP) the router/wireless network worked just fine!!

I can thus conclude, that the router worked (works?) fine.

If I plug the "internet cable" directly into my laptop I have working internet access.

This means that I have working internet.

To summerize: My router works fine (if correct conditions are present) and I have working internet.

A friend told me it might have something to do with the ip address the router receives from my ISP which makes the router unable to provide valid ip addresses for my wireless devices.
If this is the case I still do not know how to solve the problem.
My question is: What should I do to make the router establish a working wireless LAN WITH the "inter... Read more

A:WLAN stops working if router is connected to internet?

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PLEASE HELP. This is needs to be resolved.

My computer works perfectly when connected with the wire, but when I try to use my wireless internet, it says the signal is excellent, but when i open the internet it says "Page load error". I think the problem is with my computer because I've tried to connect to other wireless sources and they say they are connected as well, but my computer can't access the internet. So no problem with my router, just somethings up with the computers ability to connect wirelessly.

Please help. I'm not very experienced with computers or routers, so please be kind and detailed.

I've been trying to work on this problem for two days now, and I am clueless. I have a Compaq Presario v2000 laptop. It has run wirelessly previously, so I have no idea whats up. Help!

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Rich>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ChrisNessa
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-A5-B9-B3-1E

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A:My wireless internet is connected but not working.

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My laptop is able to connect to the router through wireless, but I am not able to access internet.

Please help.

A:Connected to wireless but internet not working

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I have a Gateway laptop and am connected to a Belkin Arris Router. My status on the laptop says connected (excellent) but IE does not pull up anything.

When I ipconfig, I get Media State disconnected and an IP address that is 169.254 and subnet mask of 255.255. I went to Internet Protocol and manually put in the address for the router but it doesn't recognize this address in my ipconfig.

How do I get my IP address to show up as a 192.168 so I can connect to the internet. There is another laptop connected to this wireless router that works just fine.



A:Internet not working but connected to wireless

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[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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I have a Dell Latitude D420 laptop that has wireless connection, but when I attempt to go online I am redirected to a webpage that says internet explorer cannot display page.

I have attempted to reestablish the connection through various methods but none have worked.

Under netwrok connections LAN connection is down, but wireless connection is running.

A:Wireless connected but internet is not working

would you post the following tests

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if separate, the make and exact model of the modem

Also please make a note of the status of the light on the modem and on the router

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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just yesterday everything was working fine then i got disconnected from the internet i checked through ethenet I was able to connect but when i plugged in the cable to wifi router it did not connect to the internet.

A:My internet is working on ethernet cable but not on wireless

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Hello:I've been having an issue with my Dell XPS Desktop (Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V Ethernet card).
When I connect this server to my router by an ethernet cable, all other other computers connected (Hardwired or Wifi connected) disconnect themselves from the internet. I get the same response when I connect to the Wireless Wifi as well.
It happens only with this Desktop running Windows 10.
I was told to change the DNS address to the OPENDNS Addresses - I tried and I had no luck. I do not have the Ethernet card or the Desktop in powersave mode. They do not go to sleep when idle.
Can someone please make any suggestions. Any input from your end would be very much appreciated.


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After moving I was using a wireless Internet connection for a while but then I started using a direct connection to a router. Now I'm back to wireless but I'm having this problem, my brother has been using the wireless from the beginning and still does so I'm sure it's my computer. No browsers work, no games, nothing can connect to the Internet.
I'm running windows 7 and now the Internet icon in the taskbar is the computer monitor with a yellow triangle as opposed to the bars of wireless internet unless I'm connected or trying to connect to the wireless Internet that either says I have limited connectivity or is connected but doesn't work.
Also, sorry, I know I should be showing what comes up in command prompt but if someone could give me the commands to type in, I'll report what cones in as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance.

A:Connected to wireless network but Internet not working

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When I try and access the internet through any of the main browsers (I.e. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari) they tell me along the lines of 'unable to access the network' and 'this page can't be displayed' after taking a while attempting to load. I also cannot access it through any of my Windows 8 apps. I know it's not an issue with the home broadband itself and is something to do with my laptop as it is running fine both wirelessly and through using an Ethernet cable on all other devices. I would really appreciate some help with trying to fix this asap as I have spent a lot of time researching this issue and trying most things to resolve it without success, I also need to use the internet for loads of coursework over the summer hols and cannot afford to be taking it to a pricey IT technician. Please helppp

A:My laptop cannot connect to the internet, even though wireless and ethernet are working

Take a look at the file
\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts​there MUST be at least a line reading LOCALHOST
but the question is there anything other than comments in it?
If so, leave the comments and the localhost line and delete everything else.

If you modify the hosts file, then you also need to

ipconfig /flushdns
net stop "dns client"
net start "dns client"


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I have just tried to set up a wireless internet connection on my laptop but even though my computer tells me that my wireless connection is working with excellent signal, internet explorer simply comes up with the message: Cannot display etc.
I am really rubbish with computers so please could you explain everything in extremely easy terms Thank-you!
I saw someone asking for this information on another post, don't know whether it will help........................

C:\Documents and Settings\Janina Luszowicz>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : dude
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : RP614v4

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : RP614v4
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Eth
ernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-B0-8C-19-B9
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 15 September 2007 17:03:30
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 16 September 2007 17:03:30

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A:Wireless connected with excellent signal but internet not working

Well, that is the IPCONFIG from a wired computer, the one from the failing computer is the one we need to see.

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Yesterday, my internet through wireless stopped working all of a sudden. It was working good till I closed my pc and went out for a few hours. When I returned and tried to access, it simply does not connect. I get an error saying "Windows was unable to connect to abcd (router name)". I tried to plug it into the router through ethernet and it works perfectly.

I have tried to uninstall the wireless adapter and the lan adapter as well. I have tried it in safe mode. I have tried to delete the network also but now that left me with inputting the password everytime I want to connect.

I am living in a student accomodation with 6 more people and all of them's is working good. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate Edition on Dell Studio 1555. The router is a Netgear one for the Virgin Media Superhub.

Thanks a lot

A:Internet Access through ethernet works but wireless stopped working.

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My husband's laptop stopped accessing the internet. It shows connectivity to the wireless router and worked fine previously.
He thought the problem might be Norton Antivirus 2006 because he started clicking no instead of yes when it was 'doing stuff' and so he asked me to uninstall it as he was not using it. (He is using McAfee free from comcast) I downloaded the Norton Removal Tool as the computer froze each time I tried to access Norton from the control panel. It appeared that the uninstall was successful but that did not solve the problem.

I have read many posts here but none seem to match his problem.
Here is the information from the command prompt IPCONFIG/ALL

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GATEWAY-LAPTOP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-52-D7-93

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys Instant Wireless Network PC
Card V3.0
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A:Solved: wireless shows connected internet stopped working

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

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

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

A:Wireless router won't work with ethernet connected

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I have just bought the following router: Wireless-G 125* High-Speed Broadband Router and Access Point (http://www.buffalo-technology.com/p...igh-speed-broadband-router-and-access-point/).

We have virgin media internet at home (http://allyours.virginmedia.com/websales/service.do?id=2).

Basically, they gave us a cable modem (with a coaxial cable connection).

We had to install some software on a windows XP PC, and authorise it, and then we were able to access the internet using a RJ-45 cable. I connected it to my PC (Ubuntu 7.04) and it was working without a problem.

Since there are a lot of people in our house we bought the wireless router to share the internet.

The problem right now is that after I connect it to the wireless router (i.e. the cable modem to the WAN port of the router) I can connect to the router but cannot access the internet.

I managed to set up a WEP key for my router (by going to:, username: root, pw: [blank]).

There were a lot of other settings but I'm not really sure what to do, or how I should go about allowing internet access for my router.

I am generally familiar with ubuntu, but unfortunately I don't know enough about the networking tools. Also, its strange but now if we connect the modem directly to the windows PC I get limited or no connectivity (but that could be a separate problem). Right now I want to try and get the settings for the router.

To summarise:

- The cable modem is connected to the Buffalo router wit... Read more

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Currently I have Verizon DSL and I was supplied with dsl modem/wireless router...However, I went ahead and purchased a Linksys WRT54GS Wireless Router...I installed the Linksys Router and left the default settings, next I powered my laptop and I was able to see the Wireless Router listed in Available Wireless Networks...I connected to the new wireless router but I have not internet access at all...even tried cable connection but still no Internet. I disabled all Zone Alarm Internet Security and tried to renew ip but still no luck. Can anyone assist?

My network is setup as follow:

1. Phone Line to Verizon supplised DSL modem/wireless router.
2. Cable connection from PC to Verizon DSL modem/wireless router (Ethernet port #1).
3. Cable connection from Verizon DSL modem/wireless router (Ethernet Port #2) to Linksys WRT54GS (Internet port).


A:Solved: 2nd Wireless Router not working (no internet)

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Hi to all,

I am using a broadband internet of a provider named BSNL,through a simple modem. Recently I got a Beetel 450BX1 ADSL2 + Router and want to use the wireless capability of the laptop so that I don't have to be glued to my table. The OS I'm using is Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit) on an HP Compaq 6515b.

I configured the modem by following the instructions in the following link--


I believe that's a straightforward method for configuring a router, and that accomplishing this is very simple.
I followed the steps, only changed the username and password to that given by BSNL.

Then, finally I unplugged the LAN cable and clicked on Connect to <connection name>, punched in the serial key. But it does not connect and says "Windows was unable to connect". Even after using Windows Network Troubleshooter the problem is not solved.

Now I think there can't be any problem with the router otherwise it would not be configured in the first place.

Please help me solve this problem.


A:Wireless internet not working even after tconfiguring the modem+router

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Okay I live in the dorms in college.(well actually they are not the dorms but overflow apartments because the dorms were full, not sure if it matters but thought i should add) I brought my wireless netgear router with me to school to plug my Ps3 into and to download certain things the school blocks on the regular wireless internet.

So I plug my router into the jack in the room and then run wireless to my laptop and wired to my Ps3. I set up the router and it determined the internet connection is DHCP . I set the router to obtain I.P. and DNS addresses dynamically and it won't work. then i set it to use static addresses. ( the address that it picked up dynamically ) It then works for awhile, sometimes a few hours and sometimes less than an hour. To get it to work again all I have to do is set it back to dynamic wait a couple minutes and move it back to static. When I lose connection my playstation says its a DNS error.

my roommate plugs his laptop directly into the jack on the wall because he doesn't have a wireless card and he hasn't said anything about losing his connection. But once i plugged him into the router he loses his connection just like me.

I am sure i am forgetting something important if anymore info is needed I will add. Please help it is really getting annoying changing the setting on the router

A:Connected but losing internet access on wireless router connected to dorm room

If you don't use the router at all, does your Internet connection stay active?

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So one day I was using a laptop wirelessly when the internet just suddenly turned off. I checked my modem and it was working fine but when I checked my router, the lights were on but not blinking. it was just a steady light. when I checked for a wireless network the name of the network I usually use didnt show up.

I tried unplugging everything and plugging everything back in again and I tried pressing the reset button on the back of the router. Can anyone help?

Thanks so much

P.S. my router is a linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband router

A:Wireless router suddenly stopped working (Lights still working though)

what devices do you have connected the router anything else wireless
make and model of the pc

does the PC work if you connect to the router by a cable ?
if not
try connecting directly to the modem and see if that works OK

we need to see some details, which will mean you need to copy to a working PC
{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

Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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Can't connect to internet, error message says check ethernet cable. Have not changed cable or replaced cable so not sure why no connection. Router is connected (all other computers with Wi Fi works). The router and computer have lights on the ethernet ports that are lit up showing connection. HELP?

A:Can't connect to internet, ethernet cable connected to router and comp

Try resetting everything by powering off - router, modem, PC

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I'm not a high tech person, and I'm having trouble connecting to the internet all of a sudden my Dell Inspiron 9200 laptop running windows XP. Worked fine with wireless and Ethernet networking until recently. I get a message telling me that I am connected to the internet (either through my wireless or through the ethernet jack) when I right-click on the connection (either Local Area Connection or my wireless card, depending on what is plugged in), the "status" says that my connection is good. Here is the message I get when I click on repair wireless or if I am connected to the cable modem. I am using windows explorer as my browser.

[Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Clearing NetBT]

Any help would be great.


A:No Internet Wireless/Ethernet but says I am connected

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Run both bold commands (one at a time) on a command prompt, ie

Start->Run->cmd ->ok

netsh winsock reset catalog -> enter
netsh int ip reset reset.log -> enter

Still the same fault?
Highly likely Virus/Malware
Go here to clean it out : New Preliminary Removal Instructions

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I'm not the most tech-savvy, and I'm having trouble with my old windows XP laptop (a Dell Latitude). It's worked fine with wireless and ethernet networking until recently.

At home, and elsewhere, I get a message telling me that I am connected to the internet (either through my wireless or through the ethernet jack): when I right-click on the connection (either Local Area Connection or my wireless card, depending on what is plugged in), the "status" says that my connection is good. Packets are sent and received (although far more are sent than received). But if I try to open a browser, I get the message saying that the browser could not connect ("Server not found" in Firefox). Similarly, windows tries to download updates, then the download quits.

At home I'm using a cable modem (Time-Warner RoadRunner is our high-speed provider) connected to an Apple Airport Express. My partner is able to connect perfectly wirelessly with her Mac with no problems, and in our previous apartment I could connect to the Airport Express with no difficulty (we had Comcast cable internet at the previous place). The password for the Airport Express hasn't changed, and I tried re-entering it with no luck. It is only since moving to a new house and new provider that I've had this problem, but the problem now occurs everywhere I go, so I'm afraid I messed something up in the search for a fix, or that the move is unconnected to the problem.

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A:Connected but no internet (Windows XP, both ethernet and wireless)

Create a restore point, then install and run the utility found on this link. http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4372&file=15&evp=4578a0d2691013178f302c260093894b. This should help.

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My wireless is not working. I have tried looking at comments on line but nothing seems to work!
If I use the CMD code I get this for the ether net:
Default gateway:

I have a sitecom router if that helps at all? It says to go to which I have done but sdtill confused!Thanks in advance

A:Wireless not working, ethernet is working

All the above looks good. Using as a URL in your browser, you should get a request for the user/password for that router. Once you login, you can go to the WiFi portion, enable it, set the SSID and encryption you desire.

Where do you get stuck?

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My internet is working on my laptop (wireless), but is not working on my desktop - same modem/router/etc used for both. What can be the problem?

A:Solved: Internet not working on desktop, but working on laptop - same modem/router, e

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Hello experts... I am using intex pc and windows 7... I have connected D-link DSL-2730U router with it... It was working fine some days ago... Now problem is that all lights are on except the ethernet light... I even tried changing the ethernet cable but same problem... Any1 please help

A:Ethernet light not working on Router

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When my modem is directly connected to my modem I have no problems and am able to connect to the internet. When I disconnect the ethernet cable to connect to my router the ethernet light on my modem dissapears. I thought it was my router or cable, but I bought a new router and and tried alternate cords. Why can't I connect to my router, but when the modem is connected to my PC my internet works fine??? Please help!!!

A:Router Setup, Ethernet not working

It would be helpful if you would include your systems specs, and the Model Router. If this is a Laptop, have you set up the wireless on the router before disconnecting the Ethernet Cable? If this is a desktop do you have a wireless Card installed.

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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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I ran about a 50ft ethernet cable today. The intent was to have the cable run from my cable modem to a wireless router. However, when I connected the router, it wouldn't connect. When I connect one end of the cable to the router and the other end to a computer, everything works fine. I've confirmed it be working on two computers. I've also tried two different router, neither of which were able to establish a connections. I've double and triple checked the connectors and they're both right. Both routers work when connected to the modem with a shorter cable. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

A:Solved: Ethernet cable not working with router

Is your cable configured as a straight through or crossover cable?

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Hi I'm kind of new to this so please bear with me.

I currently have 3 computers in the house that are connected through a wired connection. The internet is provided by Comcast and we have a 5 port wired router as well. The modem supplies the internet and then the modem is connected to an uplink on the port switch. On the routerthere's 1 ethernet cable to the main computer, 1 to another computer, 1 to the Xbox 360, and another to a wireless adapter type of thing.

Now all the lights are on and the activity light is blinking like it always is but the internet is still only working on the main computer. So it says everything is working but its not. I've called Comcast and they said there's no problems and that the connection should be working fine and its just a problem with my router.

I've tried the power cycle and it would usually work but this time around nothing's been working. Tried resetting the modem and it doesn't fix it.

Need help to get the internet working on all the other computers! Please and thanks

A:Internet is only working on one computer, but router says its working on all?

The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.

Note that the wireless encryption and channel selection will have to be done after the basic wired connection is established, the first step is to get wired connections working.

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous command output!

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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I have a linksys wireless-g broadband router, and my one computer has internet connection, whilst my other computer shows that it has a connectiong to the router but I cannot use the internet. It also shows me an IP and all the other information on winipcfg. Someone PLZZZZ help me.

A:Wireless router connected, but no internet

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Ok, I'm completely stumped here. I've got an older DSL modem (AT-RG634) that is connected to a windows XP box via ethernet. I'm trying to setup a wireless router (dlink wbr-1310) on the connection. The internet connection on the xp box works fine. However, if I plug the router into the modem directly, I am unable to get an internet connection. The router shows that a connection has been established to the modem, but it doesn't have any internet connectivity. I thought perhaps it was related to the MAC address, but I'm successfully able to connect 2 different mac laptops to the modem and have internet without issue. In summary:

Modem->XP via LAN = works
Modem->Macbook via LAN = works
Modem->iBook via LAN = works

Modem->Router->XP (all via LAN) = does not work
Modem->Router->Macbook (via wireless) = does not work
Modem->Router->iBook (via wireless) = does not work

On the wireless connections, I'm able to connect to the router via wireless without issue...I just can't access the internet. I've reset the router to factory conditions and messed with the config, but it strikes me as odd that both of the laptops were able to immediately connect without issue, yet the router is completely unable to connect to the internet. Is it possible that the router just doesn't work anymore? I haven't ever had any issues with it before now...

Please let me know if you have any ideas! Thanks!

A:connected via wireless but no internet...bad router?

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Since Thursday morninG (Feb 3, 2011) I have not been able to connect to the internet with my laptop wirelessly. I have tries to configure my IP address through the command prompt, and oher suggestions I have found on the internet. I have a computer that is wired to the router, two laptops with a wireless connection, and two playstation 3's with internet access. I have never encounted a failed connection liek this before. Right not I have decided to back up my system and dump my system and restart all over. When looking at networks I an connect to, it says that I am connected to my router. However, my computer internet management says that my WLAN is disconnected, but my wi-fi router us in range and connected. In my network and sharing option in the control panel, when I try to diagnose my failed connection between router and internet, it changes the reasons. Right now the reason is that "Primary DNS Server is currently online but is not repsonding to connection attempts at this time." Then it explains smething about a firewall blocking "domains."

I really need to get this issue fixed ASAP. I have been using this router for close to 3 years without a problem like this. I used it perfectly fine the night before I realized I had a problem.

Thank youuuuu,

A:It seems that I am connected to the wireless router but not the internet..HELP

Hello and welcome to the forum have you tried to a restore back to an earlier date, maybe like a couple of days ago.

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have a dell laptop, connects easily to wireless network, no internet access. ipad connects to same wireless network with internet access help me please?

A:connected to wireless router no internet

Hello and welcome to SF,

Can you please post an ipconfig /all for review.

Also can you download and install xirrus form the link below and open it up and post a screeenshot for us to review please.

Wi-Fi Inspector | Xirrus

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My wireless router is connected to the internet and my laptop is connected to the router bit the laptop is saying no connection. The laptop was connected and I was responding to an email when it stopped working. The wireless router is working because my ninentdo Wii is able to access the internet. I just signed up to this website on my cell phone and hope some one will help me. Thank you

A:My wireless router is connected to the internet but

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A couple days ago i noticed that my wireless internet had been running slower than usual, so i thought i would try resetting the the router, which is a D-link DIR-655. After the reset, I am no longer able to connect to the internet through wireless. I have 1 desktop PC wired to the wireless router which can access the internet but my other desktop and two other laptops which rely on the router for internet can no longer connect to the internet. They can still detect and connect to the wireless network but they just cant get onto the internet.
Also, after the reset, the desktop pc that is wired to the router has a strange connection now, which is a PPPoE connection. When connecting with this connection, it brings me to a username/password screen which i had never seen before previous to the router reset. I have verizon DSL and usually it would connect automatically but now i have to connect manually through this new connection. I think the problem lies in the router but i cant figure out a way to solve this problem. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated. thank you.

A:connected to wireless router but no internet access

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last night charter cable's internet went down here, I can connect to the internet directly from my modem, but when try to use my wireless modem it doesn't work.

I cannot find any tech support for level one products

it's not just my computer that won't connect either, both my roommate and I are having the problem, therefore it's not the internet and it's not the computers only leaving the router to be the problem.

What do I do?

A:connected to level one wireless router but not internet

Did you power cycle the modem when switching from computer to router?

Brand and model of modem and router?

For one of the PCs connected first to the router and then to the modem ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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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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

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

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So I've been googling this problem for hours now and I've finally given up and decided to ask for some help. My computer knowledge is pretty good but I'm not so great with all this internet stuff! I can connect to the internet through the cable but not wirelessly, despite it showing up as being available when I connect it tells me I have limited connectivity. Any help would be very appreciated, i ran a ipconfig and here are the results:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cameron-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-D1-54-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-DA-23-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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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...

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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whenever i try to connect my laptop (windows 7) wirelessly , it does not connects to it where as the ehernet cable works fine with it. i am using beetle 450tc2 router. please help

A:my wireless not working but ethernet does

do any other devices work with your wireless ?

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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:


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.


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.


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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