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Q: ethernet connection but not wireless

My wireless was working fine... didn't touch anything and then it stopped.

My roommate can connect fine and I can connect with the ethernet cable.

I ran the Xirrus and it's not detecting any networks and i'm right next to the modem.

I did a system restore, ran a virus scan and no dice.

Any suggestions?

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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 am trying to set up a new Thinkpad laptop to work on my HOME workgroup and on a new OFFICE workgroup. I have used the HOME workgroup for many years, with many computers, without a problem, but this is the first time I have needed to set up two networks, and a laptop that works on both (I got a new Thinkpad, and rented a new office at the same time - big mistake).

- I am trying to configure the laptop to belong to the OFFICE workgroup, but have access to computers/shared devices from the HOME workgroup when I am on the home network, and of course share the Internet connection on both networks.

- Both networks have a Wireless Router with firewall - the one at HOME is a Linksys - the one at the OFFICE is a Netgear.

- Because of the firewall in the router, I have turned off Windows Firewall (although interestingly, it seems to turn on by itself quite often on the Thinkpad - another issue i need to get to the bottom of).

- HOME network is cable/cable modem, OFFICE is a T-1.

- I am trying to use IBM's "Access Connections" tool to create two network profiles, so that I can easily switch from OFFICE to HOME. The HOME wifi is unsecured, while the office is WEP.

Both the wired (ethernet) and wireless connections work fine at the office, but at home, the wired connection cannot renew the IP address, and so IBM Access Connections automatically fires up the wireless radio, and is only able to connect that way.

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A:Wireless Connection Works, Ethernet Connection Doesn't

Check the cable, that's the most likely suspect.

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Hello all, I have a rather odd problem I personally have never encountered, maybe some of you big brains can help me figure it out.

I have a Att (Westell) 7550 Dsl router broadcasting wireless at 1.5 megs.

I connect to this router with 2 different machines. A laptop ( Acer 5552 ), and
a desktop computer ( self built ) whose mobo is an Asus M2N4 - SLI, and is running win xp pro sp3. It is connected via ethernet through it's onboard gigabit ethernet port, which uses Nforce drivers for it's

Yes, 1.5 sucks, but it is fine for general use, I am the only person using it, and im in a rural area with no alternative.

My laptop connects and uses this wireless signal with no problems, I am even able to play games like World Of Warcraft and other non-broadband intensive games on it.

My desktop, which has the latest nforce ethernet drivers, connected via ethernet, is in most cases not usable at all. It connects and I get the standard 100mbps connection notification, yet, it usually cannot
even load a web page completely. I open its status dialog and see that packet flow is very slow. I have tried rolling back the driver, this does not help. I have deleted the driver altogether and rebooted the machine, this does not help. Other than this, my desktop runs the way it should, I built it, and would consider myself an advanced computer user, so, I do not believe it is my machine. I have looked for obtuse registry entries and services as culprits, but I can find ... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless connection faster than my ethernet connection???

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I have a Netgear DG834 wireless router which gives me wireless connection to the internet but I cannot connect by any of the ethernet ports. I get an icon saying I'm connected but no packet data is transferring. If I try to "repair" the network I get an error message saying Windows could not complete the repair as TCP/IP is not enabled ...it is enabled when I click into the properties tab.

I don't know what other information would be useful to include. I'm running Windows XP pro with SP3 and as I say the wireless connection runs just fine (well 99% of the time).

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Wireless connection but no ethernet connection

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The past few days my HP has been going offline on occasion. We have had problems in the past with internet outage so I assumed that was all it was. Simply wait an hour or more and it comes back on.

This last week it started losing connection maybe once a day. The last 3 days it is getting to be constant now. I can only be online for a few minutes then it drops. I've tried both my wireless and ethernet cable (at one point ethernet would not even show up). Both are doing the same. Other devices in the house are connected but mine won't, so I know it's within my computer. The icon shows I have internet yet I keep freezing for a moment the get the "page can not be displayed" on any/every site until I refresh it several times.

After searching the web for solutions, I went to my devices and tried to update the drivers but all say they are updated.

I am in NO WAY computer savvy so I am completely lost and frustrated.

Not sure if this is what you need but everyone asks for it sooo...
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Pepper-HP
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ms.comcast.net.
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A:Intermittent wireless and ethernet connection

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Ok, not sure if this is where this goes, but I'll try and see. I use Wi-Fi and a wireless router to connect my laptop to the internet. I really don't want to stretch my 50 foot ethernet cable across the house to the router, and I came upon a tutorial that showed me how to share my internet wireless connection with my 360 by plugging the 360 into my laptops ethernet port. Are there any downsides to having a 'shared' connection? I know when I connect to xbox live my connection will be split between my xbox and my laptop, but does having a shared connection bring up any issues when my xbox is off? I haven't noticed anything yet, but I only did it today. But I don't wanna have any surprises down the road, such as having to repair my connections ever other day. Thanks guys.

A:Sharing wireless connection with 360 through ethernet

I don't see the downside here, except having your laptop running while your gaming.

But why not get yours4elf a wireless adapter for your 360?


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I recently got a used tower with a fried ethernet card they thought which I figured was fine for me I am using a usb wireless I set up everything wireless seems fine says it connects but will not reach the internet it says it has a very good signal but still comes up limited or no connection it has xp on a compac with lnkys wireless adapter thanks

A:wireless connection/ethernet card

Any problems in Device Manager?

To reset TCP/IP, follow these steps::

1. Click Start>Run
2. In the Run box, type "cmd" and click OK.
3. At the Command prompt, type:

netsh int ip reset

and press Enter.

Reset your winsock in Windows XP:

1. Open the command prompt

2. Type:

netsh winsock reset

then Enter.

Restart your computer.

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There's home wireless connection that my laptop
won't connect to on its own. This wireless connects
after the laptop has been connected to the router
via the Ethernet cable, and stays connected with the
cable unplugged until it drops (it's normal for my
connection to drop sometimes), and then won't
reconnect by itself again. The wireless works fine while it's connected, however if it drops it won't reconnect without the Ethernet.

My wireless has wpa2-psk. OS is Vista sp2.

Thank you. Please help.

A:wireless only connects after ethernet connection

Hi Sammy33

Has this problem always been like this or has it only started to do that recently? Are other devices on the network having the same problem? If you don't have another computer or phone that is connecting to your Wi-Fi, can you see if a friend can bring over a notebook/phone to see if it connects, is the modem/router always on, have you rebooted it? have you tried re-configuring the modem/router?

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First of all im not a professional on what concern networking and stuff, so ill expose my problem here in the hope of having a positive reply.
a wierd problem happened yesterday when i was connecting with my phone, pc, and smart tv...
everything was fine until 00:09 am in my country time, where i lost connection on my pc and phone (which were connected using wireless) and not the case for my smart tv ( which is connected using wired ethernet cable), misteriously, my router lights were green which means i haven't any problem related to connection, so it brings me to think about ip adresses being messed up or something,
i restarted the router several times , and i litterally get the connection back for like 30 seconds using wireless on my phone and pc, but after a while same problem occured,
now because i know how to get into the router settings, i used ethernet cable and entered the adress and password of course, i checked up which devices were connected to my router ( if theres a hacking attempt or something) all i can see is my devices with individual ip adresses connected ( pc, phone, smart wired tv, printer ...) means there wasnt anybody at this time connecting, only my devices were there...

PS: all i can see in my pc is "unkown sereur" with a yellow ! after 30 seconds of course.

So please guys im asking to pay attention to this annoying problem and hopefully having a postitve reply.

Sincerly, Xtradip

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For the past 3 days I've not been able to sustain an ethernet connection from my laptop. I've had a tech out from my ISP to check the router and it's fine. So with everything updated and working properly, my connection keeps dropping in and out. Wireless works just fine though. I'm thinking it could be a software problem but I'm darned if I can figure out where. Please find my system info as requested below.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3420M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7657 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6520G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 441 GB (216 GB Free); D: 20 GB (2 GB Free); E: 3 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3568
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

A:Ethernet connection in and out, wireless just fine

After the connection drops it reconnects on its own without you doing anything?

Please show the following for a good connection and for when the connection 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:


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

[Press ENTER after ths 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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Hello, friends,

So, I have a weird issue. The other day, I was playing League and my connection started dropping. I spent a couple of days troubleshooting everything I could think of - using multiple PCs, swapping ethernet ports, messing with my router, etc. After a lot of frustration, I had an idea.

Now, on my roommate's PC, he could play League with no issue. On my laptop and my desktop, I couldn't do anything without my connection failing. Bear in mind, I'm hard wired and he's on wifi. Now, our router has a 2.4 ghz band and a 5 ghz band. His wifi connection is on the 5 band, and, as I mentioned, he had no issues. I asked him to swap over to the 2.4 connection, and all of a sudden, lag spikes everywhere.

So, from that we managed to deduce that the 2.4 ghz band on our router is dying. That's all well and good, but now we have another issue - why is our network connection trying to force its way through the wireless router? We tried hardwiring 4 different PCs, and 3 of them are defaulting to the wireless router networks, even when the wireless adapters are turned off. My laptop and desktop are defaulting to 2.4, my roommate's desktop is defaulting to 5, and our last desktop is connection just to "Network". Below is a screenshot of my network connections.
I tried doing an ipconfig /release, /renew, /flushdns, but I got the following error - "The operation failed as no adapter is in the state permissible for this operation." I'm completely ... Read more

A:Ethernet connection going through wireless router

Welcome to the forum!

Choose to "forget" the wireless network. Turn off wireless SSID broadcast on the router. Unselect "connect automatically" for the wireless network. Select "connect automatically" for the wired network.

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Hi there,

I've got a PC connected to the internet with an ethernet cable, and two laptops connected to the same router via wireless. Everything was working fine untill a few days ago. At the moment, I still have internet on my PC, but both of the laptops do connect to the router, but won't connect to the internet.

I have tried the usual /flushdns and problem solving in Control Panel, but I can't get it to work, and I haven't got a clue what I should do next.

Here's the IPConfig /all for both laptops (One pasted, the other one in file as to not spam the post:

Microsoft Windows [versie 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Alle rechten voorbehouden.

C:\Users\Wilma>ipconfig /all

Windows IP-configuratie

Hostnaam . . . . . . . . . . . . : LaptopWilma
Primair DNS-achtervoegsel . . . . :
Knooppunttype . . . . . . . . . . : hybride
IP-routering ingeschakeld . . . . : nee
WINS-proxy ingeschakeld . . . . . : nee

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding 2:

Mediumstatus. . . . . . . . . . . : medium ontkoppeld
Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Fysiek adres. . . . . . . . . . . : 7A-F1-A1-5F-89-DB
DHCP ingeschakeld . . . . . . . . : ja
Autom. configuratie ingeschakeld : ja

Draadloos LAN-adapter voor Draadloze netwerkverbinding:

Verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsel:
Beschrijving. . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B93 Wireless Network Adapter
Fysiek... Read more

A:Connection through ethernet cable, but not via Wireless

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The question may be really stupid but I just wonder.
I assume that it is possible to have an ethernet connection and a wireless connection active at the same time but is it possible to define which program uses which ?
I would like Outlook to use only the ethernet connection and firefox to use only the wireless connection. Any way to do this ?

A:Concurrent ethernet and wireless connection possible ?

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*I am not tech savvy, at all! I will need specifics on HOW to get somewhere/do something. A lot of the terminology used is completely foreign to me.* ​
Weeks ago, my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5215 suddenly stopped having internet access. Instead of a 'connection' icon, I had a computer (??) icon with a red X over it. It said there were no drivers installed. At the time, I had the phone/email support of my computer-knowledgeable ex-husband, who has since decided to stop offering his help. With him, I was able to re-install all network adapters (which were showing the yellow triangle/exclamation mark..I have 7 WAN Miniports that still show this). I tried rebooting in safe-mode, I tried system restore (it says the specified object was not found), and when I tried to run the recovery disc, I go a pop-up message that said "This program does not have a file associated with it for performing this action..."

I did something, as I now get the 'connection' icon, however it has the red X, and says no connections are available. My sons' computers/phones/tablets pick up the wireless, so I know there are connections available. I also tried to connect using an ethernet cable, but that didn't work, either.

I appreciate any help that anyone has!
Thank you!

A:No wireless or ethernet connection - not router

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Ethernet keeps losing connection and going wireless. Does anyone know what is happening? Thank you in advance

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The computer will not connect to the internet

This is my sister's laptop; a HP zd7000 3.2Ghz Pentium 4, 512mb RAM, built-in wireless networking... she had a lot of spyware/adware, which we removed by using ad-aware

There are no conflicts in the device manager and the wireless and ethernet cards seem to be working fine, but the computer will not renew the IP address from the network (connected to LAN or wireless) The other computers connected to this network can access the internet just fine.

A:Can't Connect to wireless or Ethernet connection

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Been having this problem for about a week, we have wireless connection to all our devices, but the cabled desktop is not connecting to the internet!

So far we have...

-IP renew
-Flushed DNS
-'Repaired' connection
-Virus scans
-Removed Bonjour
-Reset modem (Netgear DG834PN)
-Installed new network adaptor (on advice of local computer support shop... verbal advice only, they have not seen the comp).

I believe the error it is coming out with is 'No IP Configuration Found.'

Comp is an ACER Aspire M3190 and we're running on Win7.

Please help!!! It's driving me nutty!

A:Wireless connection but no ethernet connection!!!!

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I'm running a home network on a Zyxel router, and there are two laptops and a PC connected to it via WLAN. One of the laptops is a new one that I got today (A Lenovo Thinkpad S430), while the other isn't mine and doesn't have problems. Previous to these two, I've had a third laptop using the network, where the problems I'm about to describe were also present.

When browsing the internet in Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer, on this network, connected through WLAN, the connection will be inconsistent and often times out in trying to load pages. This has always been pretty bad, with it coming in 2-3 minute bursts of inability to load pages, before working alright again. On my new laptop, though, it's so bad that I can pretty much not browse the web at all, as the connection times out on almost any attempt to load a page.

The problems are not present if I use the ethernet connection my laptop (the same goes for my PC), leading me to wonder what the hell is wrong. Why do connections time out on wireless but not ethernet?

I ran a test in command promt, where I tried pinging various sites. On my laptop, I can consistently ping google.com without a hitch, but I cannot actually load the page in Chrome. I can consistently not ping google.dk (I'm in Denmark), nor can I load it. On the ethernet connection, I have no problems with either pinging or loading the sites.

I hope someone out there has wise words for me. Thanks in advance!

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A:Wireless connection times out, ethernet doesn't

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I have a cable modem that I can connect to successfully when using an ethernet cable from my wireless router however when I try to connect to the wireless network windows vista says it is unable to connect. The wireless network is displayed in the list of available networks but the error message appear immediately. If I run ipconfig/all this is the results:


Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-51-F5-F7
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c182:9b2f:daea:1847%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:33:27 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:33:27 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Me... Read more

A:Cannot connect wireless network - Ethernet connection OK

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i have a compaq presario cq56 that i use windows8 on it.everytime am on a network it reads internet acces but when i try reloading pages it says connection timed out.

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I am trying to bridge my laptop's wireless connection with the on board ethernet.

I have a wireless router and my latptop connects to the network\internet using the wireless card.

What I would like to do is bridge the wireless connection with the on board lan so I can share the connection with my XBOX 360.

Right now I have a X-over cable connected between the XBOX and my laptop's ethernet port.

I use WIN XP Pro and simply selected the 2 connections and bridged them using WIN XP.

My laptop appears to be connected to the network as does the bridge both showing excellent strength.

1. I can't open a web browser on the laptop.
2. I can't sign in to XBOX Live from the XBOX.

So how do I get the XBOX to access the internet through my laptop's wireless connection?

After doing more research I found this thread:

I am getting the same thing as reported in post #22, with same exact IP 169.254.x.y

I had Zone Alarm installed at one time, but it was uninstalled about a month ago. Other than that I just have windows firewall on.

I can manually set the ip, subnew, etc for the bridge but then it won't connect, event if I use all settings from my wireless connection that does work.

A:Solved: Help bridging a wireless and ethernet connection in Win XP

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I have an annoying problem.... and please forgive me as I am not to techy when it comes to computers. In our office we have our PC's connected to our inter-office network server via the Ethernet ports (Local Area Connection) with a hard wire to a hub, that in turn runs to our server. We also each have a wireless internet connection on our PC's via a USB wireless adapter. When we were using XP this was not a problem to have access to the server AND the internet at the same time.

When my PC died last year I bought a Dell Inspiron 560 slim tower with Windows 7 to replace my XP machine. The first problem I ran into was that I could no longer use the wireless internet connection AND the hard wired connection to our server operating at the same time. If I stayed connected to our server, I will not have a wireless connection. If I go into the "Local Area Connection" properties and "disable" the connection, I almost instantly get my wireless connection back. The big issue when doing this is if I leave our database program (ACT!) open while the server connection is disabled, I have to shut down ACT!, then restart it before I can connect it to the server. If I try to without closing and reopening it I get all kinds of errors.

So, in the mean time, I have just put a shortcut on my desktop that allows me to enable and disable the Local Area Connection when I need internet access.

A couple days ago, my boss's PC grabbed a virus that slipped past McAfee (... Read more

A:Can't use ethernet network connection and USB wireless at same time


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This morning I turned on my computer to notice that it was missing several drivers, including graphics, keyboard and USB controller. I have since fixed all of this yet my Ethernet connection will not show on available networks (I have no WiFi card in my desktop). I ran an ipconfig and attatches the results. The modem is fine, and the cable works in my laptop without fault. When plugged into the desktop it flashes green but no connection available

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There's home wireless connection that my laptop won't connect to on its own. This wireless connects after the laptop has been connected to the router via the Ethernet cable, and stays connected with the cable unplugged until it drops (it's normal for my connection to drop sometimes), and then won't reconnect by itself again.

My wireless has wpa2-psk. OS is Vista.

Thank you.

A:Wireless only connects after Ethernet cable connection

Hey Sammy2. I assume your machine connected before with no connection issues.
Which Vista are you using,32 or 64 bit, and what Service Pack level is it on?
Do you have and use a good Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware cleaner?
When you lose your connection, is the Internet and wireless l.e.d.'s on the router still on?
Are there any other pc's that connect to this network?
When you state it won't connect again automatically, what do you do to get an Internet connection again?

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Hi guys, I am having trouble with my laptop which connects fine while it is using a wireless connection but when I use an Ethernet cable, it shows "limited connectivity". So I figured it might be a bad network adapter and purchased an USB Ethernet cable and the same problem occurs. The curious thing about this is my sister's laptop has the same predicament(She noted it started around the beginning of May09). I am thinking it might be some windows update or something else? I have tried resetting modem/router(these are both connected to a desktop which is functioning at norm), uninstalling drivers, trying new cables but all to no avail. Please help. =/

We are both using Vista OS, with all the latest updates installed.


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

C:\Users\Sora>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-C5-A1-FB
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A:Connects while using wireless but ethernet connection fails

Your on Vista

On Vista; disable IPv6; No one needs it!
There are fine grained controls if you want, but to disable IPv6 without yanking out support overall, globally, you can set:


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8038 PCI-E Fast Ethernet

DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3450:b6e5:a5e7:654a%19(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 318824632
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0D-D1-1C-B9-00-E0-B8-C5-A1-FB

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1 <<---s this normal? [typical but useless]
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : EnabledClick to expand...

The Gateway is empty and the IPv6 Client is useless.

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I am trying to share the wireless signal i get on my desktop to my laptop via a ethernet cable. When i set the connection to be shared it tells me a LAN connection has the same IP as the new shared connection therefore cannot complete my request. I have manually changed both IP's on both my LANs on Desktop and Laptop. So im curious as to why it is telling me one of the LANS has this IP when it doesn't

Please help me, before my hair turns grey and i become withered =)

Thanks Marc

A:Sharing a Wireless Internet Connection Via Ethernet

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As the title reads. Is it safe to have a permanent connection to the internet, even leaving a wired connection plugged in whilst rebooting and signing into the Windows profile?

A:Wireless / Ethernet connection to internet permanently ON?

Why do you think it wouldn't be safe?

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I have a compaq Laptop, HP F700 running windows vista 32 bit, about 2 years old
and have had the same internet issues since I bought the dame thing.

I have searched the web for hours trying to find the answers, made some changes, but still have the same problems. I have turned off all security programs, downloaded drivers, applied a fix patch from Microsoft, enabled some functions that were disabled all to know avail.

I can connect: at work (via cbl), at a friends house (cbl) and at home via neighbors wireless.
I cannot connect to my roommates Ethernet cable or wireless router (running on windows XP, wireless via linksys router). The wireless router was recently set up and my connection was great for about a day but has not worked for weeks. In the 'network and sharing center' window it shows while I am connected to my roommates wireless network it is only a local connection: that's there is a red x between the wireless network and the internet. When I click on red x and run the windows diagnostics program I get 'There may be a problem with th Domain Name Servers (DNS)'

I had the same problem at work using a cable and the tech guy just changed some iPv4 settings and have never had connection problems but home is a different story. I am just trying to get the wireless connection but even a cable connection would be a break through.

Here are my ipconfig stats

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
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A:No internet connection bye Ethernet cable or wireless

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I have a wireless router that has an ethernet port too.
When I boot up and have the ethernet cable plugged in and the wireless is enabled , the wireless says it is connected and so does the ethernet , I am wondering - how do I know which connection is being used for the internet - is it the wireless or ethernet , how can I switch to use ethernet if it is using wireless ( seem to get better performance through ethernet ) - I know I can just disable the wireless , this would force the ethernet , I am just wondering if there is some command or something where you can tell which connection is actually being used to connect to the internet.

A:which connection is connected to inernet - wireless or ethernet.

The default for XP is to use the assumed faster connection, which would be the Internet. If for some reason it's defaulting to the wireless, you can tinker with the routing table to force it to use the wired connection first.

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Here is my problem:
- I have a PC that is connected to an ADSL router ( wired connection ).
- I have a device attached to my PC that can broadcast my Ethernet connection as wireless signal so that a man with a laptop can access the internet by connecting through the PC. ( he just searches for a wireless signal and connect to it ).
- I'm using TOR on my PC for anonymously.
- How can I let laptops and cell phones connect to the internet through my PC but in the same time using TOR ? I don't want people to have to set any setting on their laptops or cell phones to be able to use TOR ( or any other proxy/VPN software ). I just want people to connect through a wireless access point.


A:Broadcasting my Ethernet Internet connection as wireless

Enable encryption of the wifi box.

All wifi connections will then need the password to make a connection

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I have had my HP laptop for 2.5 years now, originally bought with Vista 64 bit. It now has Windows 7. Up until now, internet access and connectivity have been working fine. But, all of the sudden today, I couldn't get Internet Access despite trying both an ethernet port and a wireless connection (connectivity was working.) I know it's something with the laptop, because my ASUS netbook has no problem accessing the internet. I've tried looking around at some of these tech support sites and haven't really found anything that's worked for me. I've tried using CCleaner to remove any temp files and clean the registry, and resetting internet settings in the command box, but still I get nothing.

A:Ethernet or Wireless Connection, but no Internet Access

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I've been trying to use my laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Y580) as a wireless adapter for my Xbox 360 by bridging the LAN/Wireless networks and connecting the Xbox to the laptop via Ethernet. The wireless works fine normally, but when I plug the Ethernet cable into the computer, the laptop automatically disables WiFi and changes to a LAN connection. It doesn't give any options whatsoever to reconnect to wireless, just forces me to use the Ethernet connection. As soon as the cable is removed the wireless connection returns, but for what I'm trying to do to work, I need both LAN and wireless to be working simultaneously, and the wireless providing the Internet connection. I've also tried connecting the laptop to a router via Ethernet and received the same result, so I'm pretty sure it's something on the laptop that's causing it. Is there a way to change this so the laptop can use the wireless connection while plugged into another device via Ethernet? Thanks to all who respond.

A:Connecting via Ethernet disables wireless connection

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Hi, I am using the Actiontec MI-424WR or MI424WR router that I am provided by verizon. My service provides 15 Mbps down 2 Mbps up. When I first got the service earlier this month tests done at speakeasy showed 15/1.7 which was normal. The past week or so, my connection has deteriorated to being now about 300-700k/1.7. I still get full upload speed, but I don't get anywhere near the download speed I should be getting. My mother's computer which is on a wireless connection gets 10 mbps which is good for wireless. I have also put a wireless card in my laptop which gets 10 mbps also. I still can figure out though why a wired connection would have issues. I tried searching all the help forums, but I cant find an answer. I am not sure whether its my laptop's ethernet port or the router's ethernet, I have checked all 4 ports on the router.


A:Ethernet connection slow, wireless is fine

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Evening folks!

I've had a look around at similar posts with my problem but to no avail.. I can connect to the internet using my ethernet cable but when I try to connect wirelessly it says limited connectivity. A friend suggested I download 'winsockxpfix' and I tried that but again to no avail. I've tried the suggestions on windows support and the usual disconnect, delete & try to reconnect but I guess that's quite a primitive approach Any suggestions?

All the best,

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


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Dave-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:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-1A-04-16-6F-0A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6450:8404:4465:9b3a%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 292559364
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A:Limited Connectivity using wireless, full connection using ethernet??

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Hello. My problem is this. My desktop for some reason can't connect to Ethernet, but it still can connect to the wireless connection(Wifi). I have no idea why this is and it's getting really annoying.

Thanks to any one who could offer a fix

A:No internet connection form Ethernet while Wireless works.

Sorry to bother you guys the problem has been solved!
I've been restarting my router wrong all this time :/

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i used to be able to access the internet directly via a direct ethernet connection, but now my only option appears to be the wireless network connection. i don't recall when exactly the local area connection disappeared but the wireless is too slow & unreliable. i really would appreciate any assistance figuring out how to connect to the internet directly again.

i'm running windows xp home edition version 2002 with service pack 2 on a emachine desktop. i have a netgear wireless pci adapter for the wireless.

i tested the cable on another pc so i know the cable & the ethernet connection work. when i plug teh cable into my pc, shouldn't a local area connection option appear on my network connections? i believe i used to be able to choose between wireless & local are connection, but not all i get is wireless network connection.

i ran ipconfig/all. this i what i got:

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DA04-Bloomfield
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : myhome.westell.com

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : myhome.westell.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG311 802.11g Wireless PCI A
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A:wireless connection works but can not connect via ethernet cable

I have no idea about your level of knowledge but I thought I'd let you know what I would do to investigate the problem....

Right click My Network places from the desktop or go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, Communications, Network Connections.

Here you should see you LAN and Wireless Connections. Make sure the LAN connection is not disabled. Right click, properties, select Internet Protocol in the box and set everything to automatic; obtain IP and DNS automatically, assuming you have a DHCP server on the network. The router perhaps? If not then manually enter the IP, subnet mask (probably and the gateway ip. Set the Primary DNS address to the same as the gateway again, assuming the router is configured to get it's DNS address from your ISP. Click Advanced and set Enable NetBIOS over TCIP in the WINS tab.

Also check in Device Manager that your Network Card (NIC) is available, enabled and working.

Once the ethernet cable is attached, you should at least be able to ipconfig and see the LAN connection. If you can try to ping the router:
You should get 4 replies if all is well.
Then try to ping an external address:
ping www.google.co.uk
again, you should 4 replies.

I know this is fairly detailed help but that would be a good start to investigate your issue.

Good luck...

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I am trying to make it so that Windows 7 will automatically prefer a wired internet connection over wireless when I connect an ethernet cable to my computer.

I was able to follow the instructions here:

How To Change The Network Adapter Priority In Windows 7 | LNN: Levy News Network

But it looks like after some period of time, Windows resets the order of preference of my connections to what it was before. Is there some fix for this issue?

Thank you

A:Windows 7 resets priority of Wireless over Ethernet Connection

What are the speeds of the wired and wireless connection? Windows should use the one with the most amount of possible bandwidth. Normally this is wired however if you are using newer wireless standards then it may prefer that.

Many thanks,

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Looking for some help here as I'm stuck.
3 year old Toshiba laptop (Satellite P100). Ethernet and wireless both worked fine with XP. Since upgrading to Windows 7, my wireless is fine, but I can't connect to the internet via Ethernet. Other computers in the house are connected to my router (linksys WRT54GL) and work fine. I've set up an IP address manually (like I have on the other computers) with no luck. Automatically setting it will not work either. I'm using just TCP/IPv4 (v6 is unchecked, older router doesn;t support it). I've played with just about everything I can think of and still no luck.
The strange thing is that when I try to load a website, the data seems to trickle in for a second. For example, going to google.com, it will look like its loading, but nothing will come up. Then just the text will come up after maybe 20 seconds, but the logo (ie graphics) will not. It will just hang there and time out. Any normal webpage I visit will just sit on a blank screen then Firefox will report it's "done" at the bottom, but nothing will be displayed.

I also cannot log-on to my router, same problem, it will not load the web interface page, and will just time-out.

Under the "Network and Sharing" center everything appears to be fine. It will say I am connected to my network, and the diagnostics will not find anything wrong. Still, no internet.
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A:Windows 7: no internet via Ethernet connection, wireless is fine

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this is for a Compaq-6000 laptop (HP brand) | Windows Vista-OS | attached to wireless connection through broadband connection | household uses VoIP / internet /cable-tv

Over course of 2-weeks, somehow my wireless connection stopped working. After POST and launch to desktop, the led on front the of laptop would change to blue, then WLAN notice would always pop-up in lower left coner of screen stating the the WLAN was connected.

I have no idea what I can do to get this back working. Laptop has built-in network adapter, and ethernet capabilities for both hard-wired and wireless. I use this laptop when the other PC is in-use. Having this option allows for multi-use of internet without having to waiting for the other PC to become free. At first I thought the drivers may have been outdated.

This is what I have done so far as I have run out of ideas as to how to resolve this issue.

1) Went to HP site and downloaded drivers for both Broadcom 802.11 b/g adapter and HP Wireless Assistant to my flash drive. Then downloaded those drivers to my laptop.

2) Went to microsoft because error message states that drivers could not be downloaded Code-31 for the adapter. This site based on the code states that Microsoft is aware of this issue, and this would not stop the network adapter and should operate properly. This is not the case. At present I can only connect to my wireless by hardwire cat-5 cable. This laptop has option for both, but now the led stays the color "amber" whe... Read more

A:Wireless Connection has stopped working/ Ethernet adapter has disappeared

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My Sony Vaio seems to not like connecting to wireless internet anymore, and when I click on the available connections, it shows the ethernet cord as a wireless connection (but it works). There is no recognition from my computer that it is plugged in to a ethernet cord.

I have tried a system restore to 2 weeks before this all happened, and it didn't work. I'm not sure what to do, I know it's a problem with my computer because other people can connect to the ethernet cord and the wireless, just not me.

Any ideas?

A:Sony Vaio thinks ethernet cable is a wireless connection

and welcome to the Forum

Lets take a peek at your 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 via the ethernet cable, , 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 disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Repeat this with the pc connected to the router via wireless (disconnect the ethernet cable )

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 a... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can anyone help with this.

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

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I've been having internet issues on my HP Pavilion dv9000. The wired connection to my modem comes up as unidentified. This happens spontaneously, either while it's been working or upon log in. I want to fix this problem permanently, if possible. I've tried many solutions to no avail, but I'm thinking if I want this problem fixed, to run through them all again. Open to anything that's had any success rate regarding this problem. Thanks!
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-27-00-40-1A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-AE-AB-7A
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A:Solved: Vista: Ethernet connection unidentified, wireless works

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As my PC will be moved upstairs soon where there is no way to get a ethernet cable any more,
I will be forced to go wireless...
I have never wanted it and never used it except on my mothers laptop witch is obviously built-in.
So my experience with wireless stuff is very low...

some fact that may play a role for your comments:
-from PC to modem/router threw the walls will be about 8 yards max.
-there is a chimney in the direct path from PC to modem/router.
-there is barely any metals used in the house although the modem is placed next to the water-main.
-the laptop of my mother never had any issues and is about 2 years old cant tell you the what hardware it used ATM.

Now what I want:
-I want my 6.4 MB/sec speed (other wireless devices dont play any role > mom laptop (80% facebook and 5% mails and 5% searching the web and the rest is youtube lol ; and the smart TV really doesn't do anything except for streaming some video clips very rarely.

- I NEVER want to get disconnected!! not even for a millisecond if you catch my drift.

- I prefer an internal piece of hardware witch I have a PCI slot for with the room. Although I would also like to be able to give internet to multiple PC's or whatever , ya never know ; LAN party for example...
i do realize a switch would suffice but I'll just give you everything because I know there are many ways to go wireless. just dont know crap about them...

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A:Solved: Help! need to switch from ethernet cable to wireless connection to modem/rout

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I have searched in this forum for a solution a few different ones came up and all with similar yet different problems. Soooooooo I am posting this thread with my info.

I have an Eee Pc 1000H XP SP3 and when I did an ipconfig/all this is what it returned:

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-43-5F-0B-C9

Ethernet adapter LAN 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-43-AE-45-0B

C:\Documents and Settings\Aracely>

thanks for your assistance in advance

EDIT - I have actually tried to do a TCP/IP stack repair options for Windows XP with SP3 with no avail =/

A:[SOLVED] Ethernet adapter Wireless Network connection Media Disconnected

Firmware is updated and restarted router and nothing. It is only with the Eee PC Netbook. My other two laptops are working fine.

I have viewed system events and I have a network error: A blocking operation was interrupted by a call to WSACancelBlockingCall.

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I have a Sony Vaio Laptop . Spilled some liquid and it is not able to connect to internet using Wifi or through ethernet cable.The USB ports also have stopped working so i cannot connect it to a wireless adapter.

Showed this to Geeksquad agent at Bestbuy and he told me that this could be a motherboard problem and nothing much can be done about it.

So basically i have a working laptop that i cannot to internet.

Any help greatly appreciated.


A:Sony Vaio Laptop Wireless and Ethernet Network Connection not working

probably is a mother board
did you dry it out completely

some vaio have a PC expresscard slots - its possible this may work

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