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What type of cable do I use for home network?

Q: What type of cable do I use for home network?

I am setting up a network at home with several computers. I have cable coming into the house connecting to a cable modem. What type of cable do I use to connect the mdoem to my router and my router to my computers. Would it be a CAT 5 cable? The type of medium that has the RJ45 connectors to it?
I'm drawing a blank.

Thanks,
Senna

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A: What type of cable do I use for home network?

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Hello everyone!

A week ago I decided create a homegroup. I wanted to change network type to Home on one PC with Windows 8.1.

The issue is, when I open Network and Sharing Center and click to Work Network, it doesn't click and lettering is black there.

I tried to change network type to Public first and from this point change it to Home, by disabling Network Discovery and Common Access for files, so Network Type became Public. However, I still cannot change it's type also from Public, as lettering is black.
So I turned Network Discovery and Common Access for files back and network type automatically changed back to Work.

The question is can I switch network type to Home for that PC?

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Would it also be possible to mention if it's secure & how (WEP 64/WEP 128/WPA/WPA2/etc.) ?

Feel free to mention the brand & models of the equipment you're using.
 

A:Which wireless type of network are you running at home?

Draktek Vigor 2600 VG. WEP 64 bit - but then I have nobody nearby and anybody in a car is going to stick out like a sore thumb around here!
 

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Well im finally getting out of the medevil age folks. Getting Roadrunner for X-mas, and i planning on setting up a home network. I plan to network 2 computers and my xbox. Would you all reccomend a rounter or a hub for this setup, which is faster, and how hard is it to mantain either one of them. Also ill need a network program to run it want I? If so please suggest one. Thanks for any advice, peace.
 

A:Geting Cable soon, need help with home network.

You will need:

a) Two NICs (Network Interface Cards)
b) One 8-port Router (8 ports for expandability)
c) Cat5 cabling (The length you need is purely subjective. You need enough cabling to go from your cable modem to your router, to your router to both computers, and to your router from the XBox.)

If you truly want speedy, then go 1Gigabit. Bahahahaha! You won't need that much, though, so just go 100MB. Gigabit's too expensive. Typical 10/100 NICs will work fine, as well as a 10/100 router. Even 10MB should also be perfectly fine if you want to save money, even games will run smooth.

It's pretty straightforward. Cable modem -> Router -> Then to your 2 computers & XBox. (-> indicates network cable) The software should all come with your router, no big deal. Windows has some Network Wizard too. Shouldn't be that difficult, actually quite easy these days. Good luck! :grinthumb

You lucky spoiled dog! I want broadband
 

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Hi,

I basically want to get an ethernet cable (about 100ft) to connect my router in one room to my playstation 3 in the living room. I was just wondering if I'm okay with Cat5e cable or should I go for Cat6?

Main reason for the wired connection is to stream media from my computer to ps3 through the cable and/or playing games online on ps3.

Also, when I'm connected, I see a speed of 100Mbps but I know downloading/uploading speed is around 2-3Mbps (please correct me if i'm wrong).

Based on this, would a cat5e or cat6 cable make a big difference?

thanks,

S
 

A:Cat 5e or Cat6 Ethernet Cable for Home Network?

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Hi all, I got today Lenovo S510 model: 10KW005NAX I want to get a cable or adapter to connect Displayport to HDMI 1080p LCD I have from before There seem to be passive and active converters, what I understood from online is that if I have DP++ PC I can get a passive converter or else I need an active converter. I don't know if cables can be active and passive too?For example: Amazon linkSo the description says source can be DP or DP++, so it has a chip inside it? so it's active? So... can anyone tell me what is my displayport type (Lenovo S510) ? and maybe shed some light on what I need to get clear picture to HDMI in? Appreciate your help   

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I have comcast cable and its running to my computers via a wireless router.

Nothing is for sure wrong with the connection or router, because I'm on my laptop right now.

However yesterday I went through the process of removing the HSA hijacker from my desktop, and afterwards my home network was messed up for whatever reason. The computer is running Windows XP so i went to My Network Places and ran Set up a home or small office network. However when I did so I mistakenly chose "This computer connects directly to the internet. The other computers on my network connect to the Internet through this computer". Then once the wizard was done my internet no longer works and under network connections there was a new listing entitled "Bridged network" or something of that sort. I disabled it realizing I chose the wrong option and now I can't get my internet to work at all.

The wireless card is getting a strong signal from the router, but its as if the computer isn't realizing its supposed to be looking towards the wireless card for a connection. Under Network Connections the ethernet card and firewire are also options but I've long since had them disabled.

I've exhausted all of the limited ideas I could think of, anyone have any other suggestions? I feel like its something simple but I'm just overlooking it.
 

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I just received cable modem access in my area and am enjoying the tremendous speed. One question I have is how to network my computers to share the cable modem so two computers can surf the web at the same time?
 

A:{Advice Offered} - Setting up a home network with a cable modem

What I did was went out and bought a Linksys Router. It cost me $100 that is with one network connection. If you want one with 4 connection it will cost about $150. That would mutitple IP so you could have up to 255 different connections. You could also communicate with the other computer. In a since it is your very own network. It is very simple and very easy to setup. There are other ways of doing it if you want. You could also buy another IP. but in the long run it would be cheaper to buy a router. It could also act as a proxy server. I am not sure if it act as a firewall or not.
 

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Friends,

I did this task once before successfully but now I can't remember how .

I want to set up a simple home network with 2 PC's running XP home using a crossover cable. I just need to transfer some files.
I have made them part of the same work group, but the have different pc names.
I can't remember if I need to go through "MY Network Places" or "Network Connections".
I should have written this down.

Also, if I had this connection established before, why would it "disappear"?
 

A:Solved: Simple home network question w/crossover cable

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driving me nuts. something about 8 is diff than 7 with regard to setting up Network, and Type of network.
This seems to default any new network connection to "Private", whatever that means.
In order to share in a Homegroup I need the network type to be "Home".

how?

I feel like Groundhog Day....

A:How to CHANGE Network TYPE to "HOME"

Private network is the new Home network with Windows 8, they just call it private network now. There is private network then guest and public but private is the one to use for Homegroups.

It works well with the Homegroup as designed.

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Morning everybody!
Okay... I recently got Cable Connection Internet (lan)..with the external modem...that has (NIC) connection and (USB) in the back....My other computer which sits right next to my dell is down right now, and i don't have a hub or another ethernet cable at this moment, but eventually both computers are gonna be connected one into the other and that one into the internet...I don't really know if I'm supossed to bridge or not, since other one is down and i cannot use wizard to set up on this one...BUT I was reading on the different connection types and there one that says home phoneline network using an internal modem, DSL, or cable modem....can I connect a basic phone line from internal 56K modem into the other (computer thats down) Internal 56K? or use the extra USB connection from external cable modem and connect that way?.I'd like to go into other computer and see whats going on..
 

A:home phoneline network using an internal modem, DSL, or cable modem.

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Ok so have a Dell Inspiron laptop that is running on Windows XP and I am unable to connect to the internet. This happened a little over a week ago suddenly and everything that I have tried has been unsuccessful. I connect to the internet through an ethernet cable that plugs directly from the wall to my computer, however I cannot get internet because my computer is telling me that a "Network Cable is Unplugged" when it clearly is still plugged in. I have tried using different cables and in different rooms of my apartment, and yet I still have the same problem. My other roommates are not having any issues so this lead me to believe there is probably a problem with my computer. My computer skills are on a basic general knowledge basis so I have no idea how to begin to attack this problem. Strangely enough, in my attempts to get on the internet, I turned on my wireless connection which displays a full connection in the icon at the bottom of my screen at good or excellent quality, yet when I open firefox or explorer (the browsers I use) I still have no internet. I am not sure if this is an indicator of the same problem I am having or just a separate issues, but I am in desperate need of help. So please if you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them.
 

A:Computer not detecting a network cable, error reads "network cable unplugged"

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I am trying to connect a desktop running XP home with a laptop running XP pro. The home is being used as the host with the laptop being the guest. I am using ethernet cross over cable connection. The Desktop will have the internet connection. It is not working. It is not the hardware. I have automatically assigned IP addresses and manually assigned addresses and shared the drive and folder, I have used the network setup wizard but nothing is working. When I use the wizard and dial in on the Com port it gives error 777, if i use the LPT port is goes to verifying password and username and then gives error 721. I don't know what else to try can anyone help?
 

A:Peer to Peer with XP Pro and Home using network crossover cable

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Ok this might not be too computer related but I think since the main problem is concerning usb it should be considered hardware. I just bought a mp3 player (sony nw-e95) off of ebay, but the seller is not including the usb cables. I want to buy one but there are so many different kinds, I have no clue which one it is. Is there anyone who has a sony mp3 player who might know what type it is? I have a picture here, it's the clearest one I could find. maybe someone here can figure out what kind of usb cable it is from this picture?

Thanks for the help.
 

A:Help - what type of usb cable is this?

oh I found another good picture, maybe this'll help?
 

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Hi,

Apologies if this is posted in the incorrect section & if it's a 'noob' question.

Basically I moved house and lost the power adapter for my external hard drive. I've looked in to buying a replacement but I have no idea what it's called to actually search for one, does anybody know?

I've attached a photo, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

G.
 

A:What type of cable do I need?

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I am trying to network another computer located two floors down(basement). My router is upstairs and I need to have the cable running outside. What type cable do I need? Someone told me a heavy duty cable is necesary since the cable will be exposed to the elements. What type of cable do I need? Thanks.
 

A:cable type

It's a little more expensive but I would recommend setting up a wireless network.

I came across a cable mentioned on several websites. I have never heard of it but I guess this is what you use for outdoor.

10 Base-FL Fiber Optic Assemblies are ideal for long runs and outdoor applications. Available in non-plenum, plenum, or outdoor styles. Click to expand...
 

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I apologize if the answer to this Q has been posted somewhere, but I looked 'til I went cross-eyed, and I couldn't find an answer...so here goes. [Btw: I love cross-eyed ppl; my grandma is cross-eyed!]

As stated in my title, my internet connection is Xplornet fixed wireless. The connection from the tripod on the roof into my house is via a network cable. This is where my problem lies. I am quite sure what else to do, because I need the modem along with the router for my setup...apparently... [NOTE: The following explanation is a result of me following the instruction through my Belkin router setup assistant...the setup stops when I cannot get past the first step ]

Since my Siemens SpeedStream 6520 external modem's primary input [for the internet connection] is for a DSL cable, I am basically screwed. Is there such thing as an adapter to plug a DSL cable into one end, and a network cable into the other end so that I can plug into this 'IN' port? All of the other ports on the modem are for network cables, of course, but they are 'outgoing' ports...

HELP!
 

A:Xplornet fixed wireless, using a network cable [not a DSL cable]...I can't hook it up

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Hi, I want to ask what type of cable should I use for a 256kbps/64kbps or a ADSL2 24 Mbps internet connection. I am currently using a dial-up cable which is about 10 metres long. Also, would this improve my speeds or would it be relatively the same? Thank you for your advice.
 

A:Type of cable used for ADSL?

Dial Up Cable?
 

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Found this article this morning and isn't this about time though it will throw a bit of a spanner in the works but common sense tells me at least it should have been like this since day 1

USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all - CNET

A:USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all

We've come a long way from the clunky parallel and serial ports I had on my IBM PC in 1984!

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I need to run about 75-100ft of ethernet cable from my modem to a ps3 in the basement. Would cat5e is good enough for this distance or if I should opt for cat6. And if it doesn't even matter then just tell me because I have minimal knowledge in this area
 

A:What type of ethernet cable do I need?

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Hi

I read through lots of threads on HDMI, DVI and VGA Didn't find an answer to my question. I am getting a Dell XPS 8300 with onboard only video. As I read specs I see it has VGA and HDMI outputs. My monitor (dell) has VGA and DVI input connections. My questions are:

Is (cable connector) VGA to VGA any drawbacks to HDMI to DVI? I know HDMI carries audio but will DVI on the monitor use it?

I don't do games or very fancy graphics. What would be an acceptable choice of cable? I do still have the VGA cable from my current system.

Thanks,
Rbuck
 

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I have a type c male to vga male cable plugged into my Yoga 910 laptop and a 32in Dell monitor (I used the VGA input because I am already using the monitors other input, an HDMI input, for the xbox), and it isn't working. The monitor still says no signal. Any advice?

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Hi, I have a brand new Dell Precision Workstation with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I have not been able to connect to networks or the internet. It does not recognize that it is plugged into the network/internet via an ethernet cable. The computer has a Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet adapter which appears to be detected and running normally. However it says "network cable unplugged" even though it is fully plugged in. Does anyone know of a solution or what the problem may be?

A:Network cable unplugged message when using ethernet cable

Is that your only connection? What is your network setup? Are you running through a router or a switch?

Try another cable. That one may be bad.

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Hello,

Since last night, my LAN connection has been giving me the error "Network cable unplugged." I have tried swapping the cable with another, swapping the ports on the router, restarting the router, power cycling the router, turning off the router and my computer and then turning them back on, and nothing has worked.

My computer has two network connections: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller and a Hamachi network, which the computer is using (but not getting Internet on, of course) - I assume because it isn't giving a network cable unplugged error. This is the network controller that comes on my Gigabyte MA790X-UD4P motherboard, and it has the latest driver from the manufacturer's site (7.6.820.2009). In the device manager, it says that the device is working properly. There is a green light under the ethernet cable on the router, but not where it attaches to the motherboard (I can't remember if there was one before or not, though).

The Realtek Diagnostics Tool says the following:
IP Address 0.0.0.0
Connection NAme: Local Area Network
Link Status: Disconnected

It has a tab for Cable diagnostics, which says the following (Pair/Length/Status):

1-2 0 Normal
3-6 115 Normal
4-5 0 Normal
7-8 191 Short

When I run diagnostics, Register, Mac Loopback, PHY Loopback, IRQ, and FIFO all pass.

Here is what ipconfig/all says:

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . :
Node type . . . . .: Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled . . . . . : No

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A:Network Cable Unplugged error: cable is plugged in

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sodivided


It has a tab for Cable diagnostics, which says the following (Pair/Length/Status):

1-2 0 Normal
3-6 115 Normal
4-5 0 Normal
7-8 191 Short



Have you tried a different network cable? Your diags here say you have a short on 7-8.

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I have a type c male to vga male cable plugged into my Yoga 910 laptop and a 32in Dell monitor (I used the VGA input because I am already using the monitors other input, an HDMI input, for the xbox), and it isn't working. The monitor still says no signal. Any advice?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity and moved post to proper forum.
 

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I need a USB A B Type Full Speed 2.0 cable for my Brother printer and would like to know if the cable is the same that I ordered from Amazon Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable (10 Feet) if this is the right USB Cable for my printer?
 

A:USB A B Type Full Speed 2.0 Cable

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Hi...

Just had to run a new (longer) cable from the wall outlet to the modem and downloading now _seems_ slower and I'm getting a lot of timed out when making a new connection.

I'm using a 50 foot "RG6 Quad Shield" with about 10 to 15 feet of excess. I've also recently changed over to a new router, but it didn't seem to be a problem until I changed the cable.

So, I guess my questions are: How can I be sure it's the cable that's causing the issue vs the router? Also is it my imagination or is most cable out there "thinner" then what the cable company gives you? And lastly is one cable better then another?

Any thoughts or opinions?

TIA
 

A:Can cable type slow internet connection

RG6 is superior to RG59 (the usual cheap CATV home wiring cable), so the cable is likely not your problem if you extended it less than 50-100 feet. Check for proper termination of the connectors, because that can have a major impact if the shield is open or if the center conductor is intermittently open or shorted.

Another problem area... if your modem connection is on the output side of a second or third cable splitter, or output of a distribution amplifier, your connection may not work at all.

You can test it by connecting a TV to the cable and tune to various channels 2 and up. If they are all ok (especially high channel numbers, cable likely isn't the problem).
 

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Well I just looked at some new sound cards today and I have to say -

[RANT]OMFG how many more audio 3.5 mini-jacks will I have to plug into the back of my PC?

I say they take some other connector type and make it so all audio goes through 1 cable. Heck they can even overload the cable with a few extra not currently used lines for "future upgradability".

What are your thoughts on changing the hardware setup to something a little simpler -

BTW I am the same guy who loves HDMI inputs over the standard 5 plug High Definition inputs on my TV.

What are we living in the dark ages we can't come up with SIMPLE connectors that function well?[/RANT]

Whew now that I got that off my chest I'll sleep better. Am I the only one who thinks theres just a few too many plugs when it comes to audio?
 

A:Does anyone think they need a new cable type for the newest audio connectors?

Ha, I have RCA jacks running all over the place at my TV.
Dreamcast, Gamecube, XBOX, DVD player, Linux Box, 5.1 surround sound, digital cable. Those all cross through my TV somehow on RCA, then I have all the CAT5, coax and whatever other wires I can find! Don't mind though, they worh better then the RF modulators.
 

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Does it effect the quality? I have most of the hookups I believe.

A:What type of cable is best to connect the audio reciever to the pc?

As per my other post, if your receiver has a HDMI input, I would go with that. HDMI has a much higher bandwidth compared to other digital interfaces thus allowing higher resolution audio. Toslink, or sometimes called SPDIF (or optical) does have limited bandwidth compared to HDMI - 24bit 96khz max. If you do not play media higher than that then you will be hard pressed to tell the difference between the two. However one benefit with Toslink is that it is not electrically conductive therefore it will not pass any electrical noise from the source nor will it pick up RF interference. So if you get a loud hum, usually referred to as a ground loop, when HDMI is connected you may want to try a Toslink connection.

As for the quality of the cable used in both configs?? I would stick with name brands that have lots of positive reviews from actual users and not just professional reviewers. They don?t have to be expensive. Toslink is susceptible to breaking if bent too aggressively so keep this in mind should you be fishing the cable through a cabinet.

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I'm looking for what type of power button board cable I have I need a new replacement

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Customer has an old accounting software package that is hard coded to print via the DB25 connector on his Desktop PC to a dot matrix printer which has given up the ghost.

He does not want to replace the accounting package and so I am thinking I should be able to print from the DB25 port to his usb laser printers.

Problem is there does not seem to be DB25 to USB Type 2 (D shape plug) cables available.

There are plenty od DB25 to USB Type A cables available but not those to connect to USB Type 2 which most USB printers come with these days.

I'd appreciate some advice on this and finding a solution.

Thanks

A:Printer cable advice - DB25 to USB Type B

How about a USB Adaptor B-Male to A-Female.
USB Adaptor B-Male to A-Female + $2 SHIPPING AUST-WIDE!

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Hi,

I am networking my house and about to go out and buy everything.

I currently have An ADSL 4 port router (10/100) that gives me Internet connection to my three computers on my first floor. I want to give the computers on my second floor access to the network and Internet, I was just wondering on what type of cables I should use.

As I only have one port left I was thinking of buying a hub that would be on my second floor (this would also mean I would only need one one single cable running from downstairs to upstairs). Now should I be using a normal Cat5e network cable to connect the router and the hub or a crossover cable?

From the hub on the second floor I would then connect the other computers I have using normal Cat5e network cables.

Does all this make sense?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Crossover cable or Normal network cable?

you would use a normal straight through cable to connet the router to the hub. You only need a crossover when directly connecting two pc's.
 

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Hi All,
Problem is the Vista Machine connecting to the shared HPG85xi AIO on the network.
I am working on installing a Vista Home Premium Gateway PC on an existing network that consists of a 98 machine, two XP home PC's and an XP home laptop.
With the exception of the laptop, all PC's are connected via ethernet cabling to a Linksys WRT54G sharing cable internet access.
One of the XP home machines and the 98 are connected to a Dlink switch which is wired to the Linksys router. This XP home machine has the HP connected locally and shared.
All PC's have printer and file sharing enabled. All PC's are in the same workgroup, all PC's can see and share files bidirectionally. Including the Vista machine. All PC's with the exception of the Vista machine can connect and print to the HP.
When you try to connect the Vista to the HP, and it doesn't matter how (using Network and connect, using Printers to add a printer, using add a Printer to set up a new network printer and entering the path...whatever), the error message is "Access is Denied" before you can even install the drivers.
I used my IBM laptop running XP Pro to serve the HP via the USB connection (same as how the XP Home PC is doing it), the Vista can connect and print no problem; so it would seem there is an issue with the access rights in the XP Home PC sharing the HP.
I also tested the Vista PC on another network that runs XP Pro and it connected and printed with NO issues.
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A:Solved: Vista Home Network Printer Issues, XP Home Network

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My 9 year old SATA hdd went bad, preventing booting
I am hoping I can retrieve its data by connecting it to my laptop USb 3 port
It connected to the mother board with 2 cables.  See connector config photos below
What type of connector will I need to try to accomplish hopefully saving the data on it??
Thanks for your help

A:What cable type do I need to connect this removed hdd to my usb 3 laptop so I can retrieve its data??

these are the photos mentioned in my prior post

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Hi, I'm trying to connect my computer again after it all of a sudden stopped connecting. I have a linksys wireless-g usb network adapter with speedbooster. I can connect to crappy unprotected networks and i can see my own network, however, I can't connect to it. When it says "waiting for network" it just gives up after a minute or so. When it says detecting network type, it says the network could be out of range. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Instructions would be even more appreciated, because I am not very computer-literate.

Thanks!
 

A:Alternating messages: Waiting for network, detecting network type

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I installed iogear bluetooth on my pc sometime last year but didn't use it but now I need it to communicate to my cell phone. When I inserted the adapter I get the error: network cable unplugged.

I can see the software is there but not sure how to proceed.
 

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Hello, I'm currently experiencing a new problem with a customers machine. Its Local Area Connection under network connections flips between the 'enabled' state and 'Network Cable Unplugged' I've went through the line and confirmed its plugged in and the ports lights are blinking properly.

I'm unsure whats causing the problem, but have a feeling its either a windows networking service or the driver. I'm tending to lean toward driver since it connected fine yesterday and downloaded 800MB of updates. I have tried re-installing the same driver that i used yesterday to get it on the internet, with no success.

Device manager says there's nothing wrong with the Ethernet driver, but it does list another ethernet controller, although I'm pretty sure that it is the wifi device, which I haven't been able to get its driver to work either. The computers model is an "HP Pavilion DV7-1245DX" it is running a fresh install of Vista Home Premium 64bit.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Network Connect flips between 'enabled' and 'Network Cable Unplugged'

Have you tried manually setting the port duplex/speed?

For this to work you need to be able to specify the speed/duplex on both ends of the connection (i.e. at the switch as well as the machine).
 

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I've spent hours looking everywhere for a fix, but unfortunately without success. I have a Lenovo T440 (clean Win10 Installation over DVD) where the connections over Wifi works but not with the network cable.When I connect the Network Cable to the Lenovo T440 there is the message "Unidentified Network". No internet access. The Network cable connections is working on several other machines, just not with the Lenovo T440. Im also not able to boot over network. All devices on the machine are up to date, except:In the device management, there is shown the following device with error "Intel(R) Active Management Technology - SOL (COM3)" (Device status: The device can not be started. (Code 10). Any suggestions what could have caused this issue?Thank you! 

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A network cable is not properly plugged in or may be broken

Have been receiving these messages almost constantly on my windows 10 Lenovo g500 amid almost continuous wi-fi disconnected, If anyone ca help at all, I'd be immensely grateful. The troubleshooter resets the adapter, but that only works for 30 secs sometimes.

I ran a Ip config if that helps at all, and will perform any other actions needed. I'm really not that immersed in PC diagnostics, so all help is very ,much appreciated!
Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR8162/8166/8168 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-1A-06-95-49-C4
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 36-23-87-EC-21-07
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

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RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

I am running into this strange networking issue with my computer (desktop)

Details
1) Wired onboard LAN.
2) I checked cable & router by connecting to a laptop ( so both the cable and router are fine)
3) The motherboard is a GA-EX58-UD3R i7-920 motherboard
4) Realtek 8111/8169 LAN Driver

Things were working great until I ran windows update.
Windows update suggested that I update my network driver which I did !!

Since then the network connection keeps flipping between "Acquiring network address" & "network cable unplugged" every 5 secs

I unistalled the driver and installed the latest driver from the board manufacturer. Also from Realtek website but nothing seems to work.

I have tried to setup static ip. After that the connection says connected and "ping 127.0.0.1" works but nothing else does. Ping to the router does not work.

I am able to connect using the router/cableModem to the internet using my other laptop.. but the desktop is not working.

Any Ideas what might be wrong?
 

A:Acquiring network address / network cable unplugged

Rule #1: never allow Windows Update to update your hardware drivers!

Okay, there are lots of other more important rules; that one's probably about #23 or so. Still...

Did you try the "Roll back driver" option to go back to the previous working version? You could try obtaining an older version of the driver and force the system to install that... you don't specify what version of Windows, but most of them try pretty hard to make things mindless for the users and so may not be replacing the bad driver with the one you want if it thinks the bad one is "more suitable".

First, boot into Safe Mode, go to the Device Manager, and Uninstall all the instances shown of the network adapter.

When you reboot, Windows will redetect the NIC - tell it you want to "Install from a list or specific location", then "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install.", and finally use the "Have Disk" button to point it at the older version of the driver. It may complain about it being an older or uncertified driver, but tell it to use the driver anyway.
 

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Situation-
5 month old Dell XPS 8500 Win 7 64 bit Pro as main computer connected by Wired Adapter, Upgraded Gateway 5632E also running Win 7 64 bit pro as second connected by Wireless. Both running Kapersky successfully. no network problems for 5 mo.

Both were successfully linked using homegroup. Had to take Gateway to a remote location to do a business demo. While there had to link to a local public WiFi. While connecting made mistake and left homegroup.

When Gateway returned to homebase a few days later it was fine, had no problems finding wireless but could not see or rejoin Dell machine homegroup. It would let me set up a new homegroup.

Went to Dell box and found 1) homegroup no longer existed, 2) router and network and wireless printing no longer found - Red X on the taskbar) even though internet was still working fine.

Took nearly a week of trying differernt fixes, on adapter- off adapter- different adapter reboot network, router, even updated router firmware (Yes I went through every ipconfig reset, renew, redecorate etc. I've used netsh functions to try to get evrything to reset. Changes services.msc settings per other posts. Finally in desperation, deleted every sub key in the registry related to network locational awareness and got the Dell to find the network, let me set it up as a "home" network and then even see the invitation to join the Gateway's homegroup.

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A:Home network set but Win 7 says can't join homegroup, no home network

Just a thought - if running Kaspersky Internet Security (with inbuilt firewall) check that your Internet connection in the settings is set to Home or Private Network vs Public.

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New Yoga 900 (windows 10 home, 64 bit) using a Type-C port to VGA adapter cannot detect 2nd display.Please help!

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Hello:

The problem I am having occurs when I make a Network bridge connecting my Local Area Connection with my Wireless Area Network to create a MAC Bridge Miniport. I have used this daily for connecting my Xbox 360 to Xbox Live and up till now has not given me any problems.

I commonly deleted the bridge to get a better connection and the other day I deleted the Network Bridge and an error popped up saying that an error occurred while removing bridge. Now a red X appears on the Network Bridge, under Network Connections, every time a new bridge is made, also stating that the Network Cable is unplugged, although it is.

The following are the attempts I have made to fix the problem but were unsuccessful.

Attempt 1: Replaced Ethernet Cord with several different cords - Simple fixes are always tried first.
Result 1: Network Bridge still states that the Network Cable is Unplugged.

Attempt 2: Deleted Network Drivers, then Restarted Computer to automatically reinstall drivers.
Result 2: The Problem still exist with nothing new.

Attempt 3: Used the command prompt using it as an Administrator and...
Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, by typing: netsh int ip reset reset.log
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, by typing: netsh winsock reset catalog
... Then reset the Computer as the command prompt suggested.
Result 3: Problem still occurs.

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A:Network Bridge - Network Cable Unplugged

i seem to be having the same problem, only thing is i dont see a mac miniport in my network connections at all. and every time i try to make a bridge, it tells me an error has occurred while configuring network bridge.

any help would be much oblidged

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Grr... I'm trying to network my Windows XP box and my new iBook G4, so I installed a brand new NIC card (D-link DFE-530TX rev. C) on the box and have bought a crossover cable to connect the two. Unfortunately, the PC just says "Network Cable Unplugged" and the Mac doesn't notice it at all. This is terribly irritating. I have tried buying another crossover ethernet cable to connect them, but this still doesn't work. Please help!
 

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Computer running Win 8.1.  Have run Malewarebytes, super anti spyware, avast anti virus, adaware, rkill, and hitman pro.  Mainly finding tracking cookies.  IE at times when I go to google from my home page type in a search it redirects me back to my home page instead of showing the search results.  At times it only takes a few keystrokes from typing - have to restart to get it to work again.  Runs very slowly. No errors that I can find but it will not behave correctly - please help.

A:At times cannot type, IE redirecting back to home page

Reset Internet Explorer.Download MIcrosoft FixIt file from here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9646978You can use ANY browser to download "FixIt" file.Double click on downloaded MicrosoftFixit50195.msi file to run the fix.Make sure you follow ALL steps listed there.Windows 8/8.1 users. Reset IE manually: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737?wa=wsignin1.0 

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