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Q: no ethernet after undocking and connecting to laptop

Could someone please explain to me why I cannot get an ip or connection when I plug my ethernet cable directly into my laptop. I usually use a docking station. However, I have security issues so I thought I would see what happened when I undocked.

Also, when I am docked I get an ip address for a linksys router as an IP. I don't have any wireless routers connected and the radio on my machine is disabled. Any ideas?

Preferred Solution: no ethernet after undocking and connecting to laptop

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

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

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

A: no ethernet after undocking and connecting to laptop

I am not sure of the connection between security issues and undocking! But have you tried re-docking the laptop to see if internect connection is re-established, assuming it was working before you undocked??

while undocked, have you checked Device Manager to see that the network adapter was present and had no driver issues.?? also did you click on Start >Settings> network connections to see that the Local Area Connection was listed with a red X on it??

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I have a desk top computer that is connected to a cable modem. I am trying to connect my laptop to that modem by the ethernet cable. This laptop has never been connected at this site before. When I connect the cable and open my network connections I have a wireless connection (which doesn't respond because there is no router) and a "1934 Connection" which says "connected, firewalled". I am not able to open the internet. I thought this was just "plug and play" but apparently not. How can I set up this connection so I can get online?

A:Connecting Laptop to Ethernet

If you are trying to connect with an ethernet cable, you need to have a Local Area Connection in Network connections, but it seems you do not have that.

Since you haven't told us what OS > Right click on My Computer/Computer and choose properties. Click on Hardware, then Device Manager. Check for Ethernet Controller or Other Devices. Your ethernet may be disabled or not installed properly.

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hey, ive never done networking, and i would like to quikcly set one up if possible

i have:

pc + adsl
ethernet card in back
with ethernet also i beleive

i have an ethernet cable aswell, is it possible to use internet on the laptop or ?
if not, can i transfer stuff from PC to laptop


links would be appreciated

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I have just moved to a new flat and I'm having trouble connecting to the internet through my wifi. I received a new router from my ISP and it works fine for my iPhone and iPad, and I can connect to the router via wifi, but the internet is slow at best and non-existent at worst. It does, however, work when I plug in the ethernet cable. I've renistalled the drivers for my wireless card and updated them from the manufacturer's website. I've also run a virus scan, spybot, and ccleaner, all to no avail. Any help with this would be very much appreciated. I've copy/pasted the ipconfig readout below. I would say I'm beginner/intermediate on IT matters. Thanks again in advance.

Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::21d3:cbc0:a03e:4a24%20
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffi... Read more

A:Connecting via ethernet but not wireless- laptop only

Connect with one or the other, but not both at the same time.

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OK - i've been around networks for an while but i'm blowed if i can get a new Vista Home Premium Laptop to register with our existing XP ethernet network. It connects bto the internet via a netgear hub perfectlybut just can't seem to get it to see or be seen on the network. Hence can't share printers or files
what do you suggest

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I want to connect my laptop to desktop to share internet. I want to share my laptops usb modem internet connection with my desktop using lan
I had gone in the properties of my usb internet connection and then selected to share it with lan under share tab. but on lan adapter of both the computer it says unidentified network
can somebody please tell me the steps to share my usb modem connection with the lan.
I am having crossover cable to connect pc to pc
both are running windows 7 ultimate 32bit.
Somebody please help..

A:Connecting pc to laptop for internet sharing using ethernet

Try changing the cable. You shouldn't be using a Cross Over Cable.

You will want a normal CAT5 network cable.

Corss over cables are more known for use with configeration of devices.

You may well need to share the connection of your Local Area Connection on the Laptop. As thats what the computer is connecting to physically. Then see if it will pass through. Im not positive on this though. Maybe someone else can help.

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So about 6 months ago my internet got shut off for a few days. I was still able to connect to an open wifi from my house. I then connected my laptop to my desktop using an ethernet cable. On the laptop all I had to do was go into the adapter properties and select to share the connection. Everything worked perfectly. Fast forward to now - the desktop refuses to connect to the laptop. Same open wifi, same laptop, same desktop, same ethernet cable, but I get no connection. It just says "identifying" forever and then sometimes the laptop gets an error about 2 computers with the same IP address. I tried the bridging method, it did not work. It shows I am both sending and receiving bytes on the desktop but it says "no network connection" and I can't do anything.... It's getting very frustrating to the point of kicking my beloved desktop to pieces. Can anyone help?

A:Need help with connecting laptop to desktop using ethernet cable

No solution but a question, are you using a Straight-through or Cross-over Ethernet cable? For direct connection you need the Cross-over. You can use a Switch with Straight-through cables.

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Your advice would be most appreciated - and please bear in mind I'm technologically limited so treat me as a 5 year old with the advice


I previously had BB connected to a laptop. I've just changed ISP and bought myself a new laptop. The new ISP has provided me with a Netgear router so I connected the laptop initially via Ethernet and now wirelessly. Everything is currently working perfectly.

The Issue

I now wish to hook up my Desktop via Ethernet. It doesn't yet have an Ethernet port but I'll be buying one tomorrow. I want to be able for both laptop and desktop to surf simultaneously. I'm not too fussed about having the ability for the two computers to talk to each other unless this is simple to achieve - or happens by default. Both PCs are fully firewalled, virus/spam protected etc.

The Solution ?

This is purely guesswork - feel free to criticise, amend, suggest and point out blindingly obvious omissions

1) Install the PCI Network adaptor to the laptop + update drivers as necessary.

2) Disable firewall/virus/spam protections etc

3) Connect to broadband via Ethernet

4) Re-enable all protections

5) Any comments about the ability of the two computers to network is gratefully received. For instance, do I need to do anything to set the network up or is this achieved automatically through installation of the new connection. Will I be able to perform tasks such as requesting a print through the laptop to print via my wired conn... Read more

A:Solved: Connecting a Desktop via Ethernet and a Laptop wirelessly

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Ok so I've been at this all day with no solution to my problem!!

My set up is

USB dongle(Huawei e173) in my laptop (connected to GiffGaff-which runs on o2 network)
Xbox Connected to laptop via Ethernet
Then I'm sharing the USB internet with the Ethernet using ICS.

The problem I've having is that the Ethernet is taking a long time to identify and then returns a state of 'unidentified network' when I try and connect laptop to the Xbox.

I had been connecting to Xbox Live for months tethering from my android and bridging connections without problems until my phone provider blocked tethering.

Anybody any ideas what the problem might be??

Here is my ipconfig from cmd:

PPP adapter giffgaff:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::80c0:5ab9:1e1e:acfe%12
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 17:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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A:Connecting to Xbox Live using Ethernet Cable, Laptop & USB Dongle

is the xbox connected using a straight CAT5 cable that you would use for a router? If so, when going from machine to machine you need a crossover CAT5 cable or a CAT5 crossover adapter.

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Hey all, I have been stirring up a storm in my room the past couple of days trying to figure this one out.

I picked up these 2 babies online and they work great....individually. basically, i have developed an application and need to (eventually )setup 8 thermal receipt printers that run off of one laptop, and are each uniquely identifiable and are triggered by a user device.

For example, user device 1 triggers printer 1, user device 2 triggers printer 2 etc etc

So i connect the printers by ethernet to a router and my laptop connects to the router via wifi. It detects both but the printers have a problem working together. I have set a static IP, but when trying to configure through the provided driver software the second printer over-rides the computers IP address in its setup application, and then creates one out of thin air.

I'm lost, hungry and tired....it's been 2 long days....help a brother out will ya

If you can't think of any ideas, please provide any alternate suggestions. Most importantly i only want one laptop computer.

A:Connecting two identical ethernet thermal receipt printers, to laptop through LAN

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Sorry if I sound like a complete novice (because I am one) but the problem basically presents itself.
I have a Dell Inspiron with Windows Vista (don't ask me why) which is connected to the internet via an ethernet port (because I live in a college dorm).
So I tried to convert this into a wifi for my Samsung phone and tablet androids by making it into an adhoc connection, but they didnt register it. After much Google-ing I realised that androids don't support ad-hoc connections.
I even tried installing Connectify. But once again it created an ad-hoc connection as my laptop is Vista, which is incompatible.

I also read all this stuff about rooting your phone etc. which basically scared the hell out of me because I don't want to damage my devices and I'm afraid I might just, if I mess it up. They work absolutely fine otherwise.

So basically my question is, is there ANY way (an app, a software; no configuration required please) in which I can connect an android device to an Ethernet internet connection via Vista?

Thanks in advance. Especially to those who can explain in easy language.

Complete NOVICE

A:Connecting Android Tablet and Phone to Ethernet Connection on Laptop

You cannot connect a phone to anything via ethernet unless the phone has an ethernet port, and I know of none which have such a port.

To connect a cellphone to the internet via wireless, there must be a wireless modem or router within range in the building, and that wireless router must already be connected to the internet.

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Basically, i have the two computers, laptop with winXP pro and desktop with WinXP home. I want to connect them and share files. The microsoft support site only talks about COM and Parallel Cables. I have an 14' ethernet crossover that i bought. If anyone knows where there's a step-by-step guide to actually connecting via crossover or can give me a quick run down of what i need to do, I'd be greatful!

I have gotten as far as setting the ip adress and then and default gateway as, and setting drives and folders to share, as i've seen suggested, BUT I still have not even gotten the two computers to see eachother in network places or say that any packets have been recieved. I've tried pinging and that hasn't worked yet either.

What i need is someone to tell me what to do from the beginning... and so far i can't find any site that will do that in such a way that i can just follow the directions step-by-step.


A:need help directly connecting an IBM laptop with a Dell desktop by ethernet crossover

Until you can successfully ping from each computer to the other by IP address, there is no sense in considering anything else.

Assuming your crossover cable is good, the most likely problem is a 3rd party firewall. If you have any, you need to uninstall it or properly configure it to allow the access you desire.

It's also possible to block pings with the XP firewall. Control Panel - Security Center - Windows Firewall (at the bottom) - Advanced tab - ICMP Settings - make sure 'Allow incoming echo request' is checked.

See if you can make any progress with these, and you will probably be well on your way.

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Hi Folks,

I'm really hoping that you'll be able to help me out here. I've been trying to sort this out for a few weeks now (should have asked for help earlier I know). The set up I have is a Toshiba Satellite A100 running XP Media Center Edition and an HP Pavillon Desktop also running XP Media Center Edition. I have a cable modem which is a Castlenet CBV600E and a router which is an Encore Electronics Wireless Broadband Router.

All was working brilliantly, for 6 months until a number of things happened. The laptop got a couple of trojans and generally annoying malware on it and the broadband speed was upgraded to 4Mbps (I'm in Gozo, Malta, that's good for here!). Since then the desktop will connect fine through the modem and through the router (although through the router the speed drop by about 1/3, but that's another issue), but I can only get a stable connection for the laptop by plugging it into the modem via usb.

If I connect the laptop to the router by wire or wirelessly then the speed drops to 481 kb/s download speed, 148 kb/s upload speed and the pings rise to 385 ms (just tested on speedtest.net). If I leave the connection then the speeds will decrease until pages do not load at all and the pings rise to the 1000's ms. This can take from a couple of hours to 10 minutes. If I turn everything off, leave it off for a few minutes and start it all back up again the connection returns at a useable level for a little while, then degrad... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting laptop to modem and router via ethernet cable but usb ok

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I work in the helpdesk and am having trouble resolving an issue for a co-worker. I asked him to best describe the issue and here is his response....

"I will undock it from my desk, close the lid,take it to a meeting where it?s left undocked and unplugged, open the lid, andit?ll bluescreen within a few minutes of the screen coming back up"

Its a Lenovo T430 running Windows 7 (32 bit) and SP1. There is no minidump folder in the Windows directory (I followed the tutorial on how to create one but it still doesnt create one). I ran the System Update and updated the drivers that were available. I am not sure what else to try here.

I have had past success resolving issues by getting help from the gurus on here, so if you might have a suggestion on what to try, please let me know. Any help is greatly appreciated.


A:BSOD when undocking laptop

Hello Kevin mate it seems like that machine has a real problem if it is not giving up those dump files.

If you haven't already can you run these for starters


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2
then these if no go




ADW download from bleeping computerdelete any rubbish found with the malware scans

(with ADW ifyou are running Kaspersky it will throw it up as malware just overrideKaspersky by ignoring it or disabling it for the duration of the scan)

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When I come to work I dock my laptop, lid closed, press the power button on the dock and after a few seconds I'm ready to work. When I leave for home I undock and put in my bag. It takes me an hour to reach home during which time the laptop is in my bag, not being used. When I get home it is hot since it didn't go into sleep. At home when I leave it for a while, it goes to sleep (plugged is 15 minutes or unplugged 30 minutes) 1. Why won't it go to sleep after I undock?2. Why won't it go to sleep after an idle timeout wake timers are disabled when unplugged and powercfg -requets shows an empty list. How do I fix this situation? I know I can undock, open the lid (wait for it to come on), then close again, but this is tedious and a lot of times I'm in a hurry and forget. 

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.I reprogrammed my laptop Samsung with the model code NP-N102S-B02NG. so when I'm connecting my laptop to the wi-fi i cannot connect because it has no driver for Ethernet and Network Controller driver. so I waana ask how can I have those driver?
I need your help so that I can already use my laptop. thankyou

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I have a kindle Fire HD 7" I want to know if I can hook it up to the internet through my laptop. I am abroad, wifi is hard to find and the kindle has a free texting app that's awesome. I only have ethernet in my dorm, no wifi. Can I make this work somehow?


A:Kindle fire HD 7" Ethernet capable though Laptop/USB or ethernet cord?

Get a wireless router.

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Well... my biggest problem isn't that I don't know how to do it. The problem is that, I've only seen it don on a ps2 SLIM, I always enjoyed the original ps2 so I never upgraded. Any suggestions on how to connect Ethernet on the ORIGINAL ps2?

A:connecting pst to ethernet on pc

PS2 had an ethernet pack that was inserted into the back upgrade slot, iirc.

EDIT: here it is,

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Hi peeps, I'm new here. I have a modem with a switch that has 2 Ethernet connected currently. One of my PCs is working fine and the other one is having network problems. When I troubleshoot it it says "Ethernet" doesn't have a valid IP configuration. We already tried switching Ethernet cables and trying the different ports but nothing works. The non-functioning PC works with wifi in another household but not with this modem. Not quite sure is the problem, feel like we've tried everything. Please help us. Thank you. xoxox

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A thunderstorm knocked out my cable Internet connection 2 weeks ago.

Several cable technicians came to my house. The last said that my Ethernet card was probably not working. I'm connecting through the USB port at the moment.

I was thinking of just using an adapter to turn the USB into an Ethernet port, to save myself the trouble of installing a new Ethernet card. However, my connection has been slow since we were connected through USB, and I'm worried that this will continue if I merely use an adapter.

Does anyone have a recommendation as to whether I should change the Ethernet card or use the adapter? We want to use our router again (for Vonage) and eventually, we may get a wireless router.

Many thanks in advance.


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Was just wondering whether it is possible to connect a normal Ethernet connection to ATM. I'm currently doing a networking module at university and we need to give 50 users access to a network. Each user needs to have access to 600mb connection in order to use an application. Is it possible to connect each work station up with normal Ethernet using CAT6 to a hub and then connect the hub to an ATM connection. As far as I can see this is the only choice anyone got any ideas!


A:Connecting ethernet to ATM

Yeow you have an app that requires that much banwidth PER USER????

The answer is no you can't just plug a hub into an ATM and expect it to work - 2 different technologies -

ATM uses both switching and multiplexing, and it can provide very high bandwidth with few delays. Instead of using frames like Ethernet uses, ATM uses 53-byte, fixed-size cellsClick to expand...

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I am trying to put broadband on my computer. When I install it it says It cant connect to the DHCP server. When I go to the TCP/IP protocols properties it is grey and I cannot get to obtain IP address auto...

I think this is the reason for the modem not connection.
Can any one help me to fix this.

A:Ethernet/IP not connecting

What operating system is on the computer?
Are you logging in with an account that has admin rights?

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I'm trying to connect a pinnacle showcenter with a 2 ethernet adapter. I have one integrated ethernet adapter in which my modem is plugged into. Now I also have a 2nd one in which the showcenter is plugged into with a tp-cable (crossover). The little icon in the bottom right corner says that it is connected but my showcenter isnt showing anything connected to it. I'm mailny wondering what IP is should give to the 2 nd ethernet adapter.


A:Need help connecting a 2nd Ethernet Adapter!

This device is designed to connect to a network. Why not pick up a cheap broadband router and connect it the right way, it'll be a lot less complicated? I'm guessing it will be looking for a DHCP server, so you'd probably have to use ICS on that machine to get it to be recognized.


Connect the ShowCenter Player to your home network with the supplied Ethernet cable or 802.11g wireless card. The player automatically detects and connects all PC servers on your home network. If you don't have a home network, don't worry; you can also connect using the included Ethernet crossover cable directly from your PC to the ShowCenter PlayerClick to expand...

Since they say it's possible to connect with a crossover cable, what are the specific installation instructions that came with the unit?

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What I want to do, I thought, would be fairly simple. At an upcoming conference, I have a database for registration on my laptop which is running XP Pro. We recently purchased a second laptop, also win XP Pro. I have a 10/100 card in each and a cross cable to connect them. I enabled file and print sharing on the main laptop and when connected, can see both computers talking a slight amount back and forth, but can't seem to be able to access any files or drives on my main computer. I've shut down the firewalls, and kind of at the end of my knowledge. Looking for some step by step help....

A:10/100 Ethernet Connecting Two Computers

Luke007 said:

What I want to do, I thought, would be fairly simple. At an upcoming conference, I have a database for registration on my laptop which is running XP Pro. We recently purchased a second laptop, also win XP Pro. I have a 10/100 card in each and a cross cable to connect them. I enabled file and print sharing on the main laptop and when connected, can see both computers talking a slight amount back and forth, but can't seem to be able to access any files or drives on my main computer. I've shut down the firewalls, and kind of at the end of my knowledge. Looking for some step by step help....Click to expand...
First off, do you have user access accounts for both computers? I learned that when using my WinXP-Win98FE crossover cable connection you need a user ID on the Windows XP machine. That's so you can access the files/folder being shared.

For example when you log on to Windows 98 and it ask for a user ID and password right? So make sure that the user ID and password are the same as the one on the XP machine.

You can try www.wown.com. It helped me alot with some basic network stuff.


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I have a Dell desktop.  The Dell desktop is connected to the ethernet.  When the computer turns on, it only connects to wifi.  How can I change the settings/options so my computer connects to the ethernet when turned on?  I have checked the ethernet connection, for it works with my other computer.  Thank you for your help and time, I look forward to hearing from someone soon.  Jim

A:(Redirected) connecting to the ethernet

Best to post this in the Networking, Internet, Wireless forum, here:http://en.community.dell.com/forums/3324.aspxWhen posting a message, it's always handy to include the computer model in the post.

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I have been using this desktop for the past 2 year with no issues. Recently I have moved house and want to connect via an Ethernet cable to the internet rather than WiFi in the hopes of higher speeds. My problem is that the computer says that there is not cable connected (although a connection does flash up briefly every so often).

I have already: tested that the cable and port work using my laptop (no problem there)
uninstalled my network card and allowed windows to re-install it
checked for loose connections

I have also noted that the light in the Ethernet port on the computer is lit solid yellow when the cable is connected and the computer in not turned on but as soon as i boot it up and the OS starts running the light turns off.

Any help would be appreciated .

A:Ethernet cable not connecting

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I am trying to connect my desktop and laptop with crossover cable. I can't figure out how to get it to work, I'm trying to copy files to the laptop. I did this a while ago, but it's not working now. If anyone can help me, I'd greatly appreciate it.

xp pro on desktop, xp home on laptop


A:connecting 2 computers with ethernet

Well what steps have you tried? Did you re-run the network setup wizards and disable the firewalls on the 2 machines?

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Hi out there,I have qwest dsl with msn and a actiontec modem/router with win xp.My problem is thar I can only connect to the internet using the usb connection.Every time I try to conect with the ethernet cable I have no signel strength or very little. The wireless is not working either. I have switched computers and still no connection except for the usb. I also changed out the ethernet card.I also reinstalled the software and reset the actiontec modem/router and entered all info again without any improvment. Any help on this will be most welcome. Thanks in advance. Kenpodad.

A:ethernet not connecting to internet.

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I just reformatted my new build after i been using it for about 3 months to clear out some problems Ive been having. After I have gotten everything together, all my stuff reinstalled and such I go to click on the internet and it doesn't go to any webpages. Now, this exact same situation happened to me when I first built my computer and I ended up going into one of the option menus and changing something and it worked perfectly after that....only problem is I don't remember what I did last time and I have been trying different things for the past week, so i need some help. here is the basic situation I have....I have cable internet. i don't have a modem in my computer because there is no need, i don't need dial up. I have a ethernet controller or whatever so that this cable works.....In hardware manager under network adapters there are 4 things:

1394 Net Adapter
1394 Net Adapter #2
Ethernet COntroller (for Wireless connectivity)
Marvel Yukon 88E8053 Gigiabit COntroller(this is my ethernet modem thing)

I have no idea what the net adapters are for and thought that last time i disabled them but that didn't work this time around. I disabled the ethernet controller for the wireless because I don't use wireless and it doesn't interfere with my real ethernet controller. I have gotten the drivers for my ethernet controller off of my motherboard cd just like last time. I have done everything that the internet screen tells me to do when there is a pr... Read more

A:problems connecting to ethernet

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Hi, i need a solution for this problem:

I have two networks. Each with different Broadband ISP connection(DSL). And I need them to interconnect with each other.

ISP A->Modem A->Router A->Switch A->Client PCs

ISP B->Modem B->Router B->Switch B->Client PCs

Router A is configured as a DHCP server

what router configuration should i choose for router B?

what IP addresses should i use for the entire network and where to set it?

If needed which divices should i connect my cables with to ensure the two networks would meet.

Im using DLink 4 port Ethernet Broadband Routers and DLink 24 port Switches.

Thank you in advance for those who can help.

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my dell inspiron 1501 wont connect to the internet from my dsl box . my internet is thru comcast . please i need help

A:help with connecting to internet via ethernet

Well, Comcast is a cable ISP, so maybe you can tell us what you really have there.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
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I was trying to directly connect a Macbook and a PC with a standard ethernet cable.. without a router.
Set the IP ad subnet mask on the PC to

and on the Mac

all basic stuff.

I was able to ping the Mac from the PC, however not the other way round

So when I tried to "connect to a server" from the Mac, it didn't work.

Am I doing something wrong here ?
I was connected like this before and it was working... not sure what's going on.

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I have a HP 840 with Ultraslim dock.  When undocked for a couple hours and then redocking, the ethernet doesn' t want to connect?  If quickly undocked and redocked ethernet will be detected.  In order to get it to work I have to reboot the Laptop 840 and then it will detect the ethernet from dock.  If I plug ethernet straight into laptop, ethernet is detected. Are there Ultraslim dock drivers? Any help appreciatedThanks

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My house was custom made (by my dad), and he didn't have time to connect every single ethernet thing all the way. So, here I am messing with color codes, making sure they all match, etc. (I think I described it properly). Anyways, I was wondering if any advice can be given, as it doesn't seem to be working for my room (I have done it before, except on two other rooms).

A:Connecting my ethernet cord...

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So I have a Centrelink modem/router the combo kind. I use wifi thru the house. I want to connect my ps4 with ethernet how ever the play station keeps saying it can't find the IP address and won't connect.
What can I do?
Thank you

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I bought a used usb ethernet adapter for my friends laptop, in order to connect him to the internet via high speed. The problem I am facing is that the adapter did not come with an install disk, and although the drivers are dowloadable from the manufacturers web site, I cannot get the program to initiate once downloaded. Basically, I am downloading the driver on my computer, and then transfering the file exactly as it comes in over to his computer via a 3.5 inch disk. However, none of the files on the disk are executable, none of them Run or initiate any kind of an install process. When you download, it gives you the option to open, and when you choose this it brings you to a dos prompt, but because his computer cannot currently connect to the internet, I have no means it seems of getting his computer to this stage even, and further, I do not know what to do even after getting to the dos prompt. Help please!! Thank you!!

A:Connecting usb ethernet adapter???

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

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

A:Wireless and Ethernet not connecting

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

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i have a usb/ethernet modem. when i use the ethernet wire to connect. i get a ip, but i cant go to any sites or ping any ips. But if i use the usb cable to connect i could go to sites and ping ips. Anyone know what could be the problem ?

A:Connecting to wan but cant suf via ethernet wire ?

Howdy awds...


You can try powering down the Modem, and Pc. Connect the eathernet cabel to both, power up the modem, wait untill it is fully powered up, then power up the Pc...

And see what happens...

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Hello ... I have a new printer (kyocera fsc5025n) that I want to connect to a pc via the NIC on the printer, to the NIC on the pc. I can find the appropriate IP address for the printer, and I know how to add a printer using tcp/ip (I think)
Question is ... the pc I want to connect to has a USB hpna network device fitted which connects to a distant pc. The IP is
There is no possibility of fitting hubs or anything between the pc's as in different buildings.
If I install drivers on the pc, and add printer using tcp/ip, will this interfere with the hpna network already installed?
If it's ok, should the ethernet connector on the pc use a different IP to the one used for the hpna network?
i.e. set ethernet on pc to 192.168.0.xxx and sub to and set static IP at printer.
There is no need to share the printer across pc's .... just need to access from single pc.
If that will work, must the cable be crossover or straight thro?
Thank you. Cheers Plbee

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Okay I've tried my best to solve but please help.

HP dv1000 WinXPHome laptop (quite old) but ran great until internet wifi stopped.
Wifi indicates connected, but internet cannot load pages.
Also tried the ethernet and is not even recognized by laptop.

did a clean install and updated the network drivers.

Based on reading i've done ipconfig /all and it times out for default gateway, although it passed twice right before copying the below results.
my conclusion is some part is failing maybe but what? it is really odd that i can connect to the wifi router as my other computer does but not load anything. (it kinda loaded half of the google home page once)

Really appreciate any help. thanks
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mac
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-C1-AB-3E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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PC#1 windows 2000+Ethernet card+usb 2.0 port
PC#2 windows 2000+Ethernet card+usb 2.0 port

I have an ADSL modem (BT Voyager 205 http://www.voyager.bt.com/205/prodinfo.htm). This modem has a usb connection and an Ethernet connection. i guess it was designed for a PC and console to be accessed. Both connections can be used to connect 2 different PC's and access the Internet simultaneously. one uses the usb port other uses the Ethernet port.

Both PC's need to be able to log onto the internet without the need for the other one to be 'powered' on (rules out ICS).

I am trying to enable both PC's to be able to communicate and make file transfers etc. or at least have a directory or folder from which i can make a file transfer.

I realise a simple solution is to get a router etc but i have been told that for just 2 PC's is it possible to connnect ... 'using map network drive'.

I also realise i can create an ICS connection ... connecting first pc using USB 2.0 into primary pc and using twisted RJ45 cablebetween the 2 pc's ethernet cards. however, this means primary pc is always needed to be 'on' for secondary to connect ...

my adsl provider, has confirmed that this modem can connect 2 pc's one with the usb nad one with the ethernet. They also gave hints that once the two pc's are connected I can use 'map network drive' to configure the two pc's to communicate. However, this is not supported in helpdesk... Read more

A:connecting 2 pc's via modem with USB/Ethernet connections

It doesn't look like you would need to get a router as the documentation link you provided already states that "The BT Voyager 205 Router is a state of the art ADSL Router ..."

No other help is on the BT page (always just directing to BT support desk - how useful!). But I would say that if you run a small 4-port switch hub out of the Ethernet port you could run all your PCs off that and ignore the USB connection altogether. It might simplify things, as then you don't need the software to run a USB connection installed on the PC currently connected to the USB port. (assuming all PCs have an appropriate EThernet card available).

Oddly the guide at http://www.f9.net.uk/support/hardware/voyager205_setup_guide.pdf states
"You can now plug computewrs into the router using either the USB (blue) or Ethernet (grey)", which might imply that use of USB or Ethernet is an OR rather than an AND situation, i.e. you can't use both simultaneously. But I am not familiar with the model.

As this device is a router anyway you don't want to be trying to use ICS as well as that is just a "software router" which will only confuse the situation.

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I'm trying to connect my desktop, whose wifi mysteriously stopped working, back into my wireless network. Having finally given up on doing it wirelessly, I was about to cave and go buy a long ethernet cable to connect to the router directly when I had a thought. Is it possible to connect my desktop to my laptop via an ethernet cable and then just piggyback off of my laptop, whose wireless connection does work?

I tried just plugging an ethernet cable in to the two computers, but that didn't work (and, in fact, screwed with my laptop's wireless, but that's another, already solved problem). I have no idea what other information you might need, so just ask.

A:Connecting to a wifi network via ethernet

I think what you have to do is go to the network and sharing center in Control Panel, click Adapter settings. Then highlight both adapters and right click. Select Bridge connections. I'm not sure if that does it or not. It's been a while since I've done something similar, but its worth a shot.

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Basically what happened before: After updating to Windows 10, my computer was not showing any network options. (The icon says "Not connected - No connections are available) Going into Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network Connections, it then says "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged". I ran diagnostics and it said to plug in the ethernet cable to the network adaptor. So my wifi connection will not work with my laptop unless directly connected to by the ethernet cable. Wifi works fine with phones, ipods/ipads, and another laptop that was also updated to windows 10/a desktop still using windows 8.

A:Wifi not connecting without Ethernet cable

If you can't connect with Wi-Fi plugging in an Ethernet cable is bypassing the wireless entirely. Have you checked Control Panel, Device Manager [or right-click the Start button and choose Device Manager], see if maybe you need to download then install drivers for your Wireless Network adapter? Check the Network work section, are there any yellow symbols there? Is the Wireless adapter listed? If so maybe it needs to have the drivers updated, right-click and make the choice while still connected. The downside to Upgrading to Win10 is the "it worked in Win7 w/SP1 or Win8.1" doesn't guarantee it works in Win10 without updating drivers that Microsoft may not yet have available, they usually come from the manufacturer of devices.

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Hi all,

I would like to connect my ADSL USB Modem to a hub, via an adapter. I saw millions of adapters on the web doing the opposite, but couldn't find one that PROVIDES an Ethernet connection from an incoming USB port.

Does anyone know if such device exists?



A:Connecting an ADSL USB Modem to an Ethernet Hub

There isn't one to my knowledge. The USB modem requires specific drivers on the machine it's attached to. My advice is to shop for an Ethernet equipped ADSL modem or a modem/router combo box.

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Hello my name is Rod and i need some help connecting an HP2600N printer ,ok this printer is connected just with the ethernet cable which goes directly to a router and from the router to the computer ok so when i try to install the drivers for the printer it cannot detect any device so the software cannot be installed , so what i did was add a printer in the control panel but my problem is that when i try to search this printer on the local network i dont know what to write it supposed to be http://home/mycomputer/printer/.printer but is not working ...thats all any help will be great

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Hey there,

Since yesterday everytime I connect my ethernet cable into the port my computer locks up with 100% processor taken, and this doesn't stop. It even does it in safe mode, when I disconnect the cable all is well again. However unfortunatly I cannot use the internet because there is no cable.

I have done the following:

Trojan/Virus Scan
System Restore
Restore to Factory Settings
Updated Drivers (transferred via USB from another computer)
Ad/malware scan

and it is still not detecting anything. Cannot do "hijack this" lock because the computer crashes, no abnormal processes running at current time.

Slightly annoying because it just happened overnight, and my university is meant to have a strict firewall about anything like that getting in...

anyone have advice? The 2 lights flash on the network adapter, which indicates something is actually happening. When I disconnect and view network log via CTRL + ALT + DEL the network is indeed being used a lot.

I have Vista.

A:Connecting Ethernet Crashes Computer

Have you tried uninstalling the NIC in Device Manager and rebooting and reinstalling?

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