Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Ethernet to wireless adapter

Q: Ethernet to wireless adapter

I network an XP box and a 98 box via wired Ethernet. Currently, a DSL connection is shared via a Zoom modem with a built-in router (5651_X4_2_2) connected to a Linksys switch (EtherFast 10/100 5-Port Workgroup Switch EZXS55W).

Just bought a laptop with a wireless card installed and want to share Internet connection and files wirelessly as already done via wired Ethenet (between XP box and a 98 box). Laptop features VISTA Home Premium.

Instead of connecting the Laptop to the switch via a patch cable (to share DSL and files), thought maybe there's a type of Ethernet to wireless adapter product that simply plugs into a port on the switch that would in turn transfer a wireless signal to the laptop. Or not?

Thanks in advance.

Preferred Solution: Ethernet to wireless adapter

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Ethernet to wireless adapter

Read other 8 answers

HI All...

i have a laptop

working withe win7 pro

and the Ethernet adapter and a wireless adapter disabled together in the same time until i restart the laptop

i format the laptop
and download the driver and install it in the laptop

and it disabled again

help please

A:[SOLVED] ethernet adapter and a wireless adapter disabled

What brand and model is the laptop?

Read other 5 answers

Wasn't sure if this was supposed to go here or in networking, so I just put it here.

My family recently got a new desktop computer and my parents are putting it in my brothers room, which is near the opposite end of the house where the router and modem is. Should I just tell them to get some retartedly long Ethernet cord, or is there a good enough wireless adapter I could buy? I know direct connections are almost always better, but I don't think there is a store that sells long ethernet cords that stretch across my house, which is pretty big.

A:Solved: Ethernet Cable or Wireless Adapter?

It's easy enough to get an Ethernet cable up to 100 meters, and I'd guess that's long enough.
There are many factors that affect wireless reception, including the construction of your dwelling and the hardware you use, so I'd ask a mod to move this to the networking forum where you might get better help.

Read other 3 answers

I will try and make this a simple as possible. I have 2 laptops. The first is running Windows 7 ultimate and the other, Ubuntu 12.04. They are connected via Ethernet through a Linksys BEFSR81 router. Both computers have static Ethernet addresses. I have a wireless router and both computers use their own wireless adapters for an internet connection. The wireless router (BEC 7800TN R2) is not physically connected to the eth router. The wireless adapters are set to use DHCP. IPv6 is disabled on the Ethernet adapters.

Here's my issue:

Streaming video or transferring files from the Win7 to my linux machine is very slow or fails unless i disable the wireless adapter on the Win7 laptop. However, if I change my wireless profile to public, which has sharing disabled, then no shares will show up in samba on the Linux 'puter, although I can ping the other computer by IP.

I have tried using lmhosts on both computers but to no avail. I can ping the Linux computer from my windows machine by IP, but if i try to ping from the NetBios name, it shows that its going through the router and will fail depending on whether the wireless profile is set to public or home.

How do I configure Windows so that the wireless is used for internet access only? Is this a router config issue? I'm racking my brain on this one.

EDIT: Even when file sharing/streaming is not working, Synergy still works fine and I can share the mouse/keyboard no problem.

A:Network and Sharing is using Wireless adapter instead of ethernet

Hello and welcome Banqu0 mate it might seem over simplistic but how about a USB to USB cable and cut out the wifi stuff when transferring that data?
Am no expert with this anyway but something I would try

Read other 2 answers

I am running windows 7 on my laptop. Every time I plug an ethernet cable in my wireless adapter automatically shuts off. I want to use both wireless and wired at the same time but can not figure this out! There has got to be some setting somewhere that is auto switching the adapters when an ethernet is detected but i cant find it! Please help me! thanks a bunch in advance!

A:Solved: When ethernet plugs in wireless adapter shuts off

Read other 10 answers

I'm pretty much a novice at doing this networking stuff, so I would be glad if I could get some help. I want to directly wire the router into my computer and bought a ethernet cable. I connected the cable to my router and computer and it doesn't work. Do I need a driver..I have reformatted my computer before and have installed the ethernet card again(or at least I think I did). Anybody have step by step information to get this to work? If so, please do tell. Thanks!

A:Help! How do you connect(with ethernet) a Wireless-B Broadband Adapter to a computer?

Please clarify. So you don't want to use the wireless feature of your router but rather use one on the wired ethernet ports on the router correct? So you've connected an Ethernet cable between one of your routers available ports and the Ethernet card installed in your PC correct?

Read other 2 answers

I am helping an 80 yr old lady with her laptop and is is possible that these parts on the motherboard could go out?
it is a dell inspiron n4110
I can use the SD card reader to install and a cd.

I look in device manager and network is not even listed. When I install the drivers the adapters cannot be found.
I have installed the chipset drivers and the usb 3.0 controller driver. An intel wireless adapter driver, also the realtec ethernet driver.

I looked in the bios and didnt find any setting to change. At this point I think the motherboard is the issue but I am not sure. Is there anything else I should do to try to fix this computer?

Read other answers

I have been having BSOD problems ever since I bought this computer (almost a year ago)
Originally it would BSOD on File > Open but I worked around that.
Not It BSODs when ever I either boot it up with some type of internet adapter plugged in, or plug some sort of internet adapter after I turned it on. If I plug it in after it has be turned on, it will run for maybe 10-20 min, and then BSOD.
I was unable to retrieve a System Health Report
I received the error:

An error occured while attempting to generate the report.
The system cannot find the path specified.
This may relate to me being in safe mode but I'm not sure.

Windows 7 . . .
- x64bit
- Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
- Coming up on 1 year
- 1 year also
- Gateway DX 4840
- Intel Core i3 CPU 550
- 8192mb Ram

A:BSOD with Ethernet Cable/Wireless Adapter plugged in

Quote: Originally Posted by robozman

I have been having BSOD problems ever since I bought this computer (almost a year ago)
Originally it would BSOD on File > Open but I worked around that.
Not It BSODs when ever I either boot it up with some type of internet adapter plugged in, or plug some sort of internet adapter after I turned it on. If I plug it in after it has be turned on, it will run for maybe 10-20 min, and then BSOD.
I was unable to retrieve a System Health Report
I received the error:

An error occured while attempting to generate the report.
The system cannot find the path specified.
This may relate to me being in safe mode but I'm not sure.

Windows 7 . . .
- x64bit
- Windows 7 Home Premium OEM
- Coming up on 1 year
- 1 year also
- Gateway DX 4840
- Intel Core i3 CPU 550
- 8192mb Ram

Nothing in the compressed file please try this method

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip... Read more

Read other 8 answers

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

Read other 13 answers

We have generation 1 Thinkpad Carbon Touch X1 PCs running Windows 10 x64 Pro.  We get pretty good perfomance from either the (a) internal wireless or (b) external Plugable 3.0 (only works well with 2.0) ethernet adapter. To keep these PCs running well past their warranties, we would like to minimize power/heat.  Are there any specs to guide us as to whether (a) or (b) uses less power and generates less heat?


Read other answers

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.

Read other 4 answers

I have read/searched through most of the posts on this and various other sites and can't seem to find help with my problem. So hopefully someone will be able to help.

This morning when I woke up my computer worked properly. I then went to work, and when I turned it on I got the "blue screen of death." (I apologize for not posting the exact wording, but I did not think I would need it). I restarted the computer per the instructions, and it booted up. The computer, however, failed to connect to the wireless network. I noticed that the network icon was not in the taskbar. I then went to device manager and my integrated wireless adapter (Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG) had a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I clicked on properties and under the 'general' tab the device status read:

This device cannot start (Code 10)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device

I then unistalled the controller and attempted to reinstall via the 'add hardware' program. I then received the message:

A problem occurred during hardware installation. Your device may not function properly

I then, believing it was a driver issue, downloaded the latest drivers from the intel website for my device on another computer. I uninstalled the controller again, and tried to install with the new drivers via a thumb drive. I received the same error message and the controller had the yellow triangle. When I clicked on properties this time I received the fol... Read more

A:Integrated Wireless Controller/PC Card Adapter/Ethernet port stopped working

Sounds like your motherboard is rapidly dying.

If the ethernet controller (or adapter) does not show under Network Adapters and is not in Other or Unknown devices with a warning or error message check in the BIOS (Setup) to see if it somehow got disabled. If it is already enabled, or doesn't show there, see my first paragraph.

When the ethernet controller is defective it can prevent other integrated and/or PCMCIA networking cards from working. When this happens sometimes a USB adapter will work.

Read other 3 answers

Our internet service provider updated our internet speed from 100mbps to 1000mbps for no extra cost. We had a Netgear n150 wireless router but it wouldn't support the 1000mbps speed. We were told we needed to upgrade to a r6300 netgear router which is capable of 1000mbps. Now were are told we need to install an ethernet PCI network card or a network adapter. I am told we have to have a 2.0 port for the network adapter to work. It would be cheaper for us to install the internal Ethernet PCI Card, my problem is I don't know which one to buy. I know we need one that is rated 1000mbps, are these universal or will we have to buy one that fits each brand of computer?

A:Wireless Network Adapter or Ethernet PCI Network Card

Read other 13 answers

device manager under my Network adapter. I have my Intel Ethernet adapter listed and then underneath the bang with WAN Miniport (IP) #2. When I check the properties of the device It says it is not working properly. When I attempt to uninstall the device it tells me that the device cannot be removed because it is required to boot the system.

A:device manager under my Network adapter. I have my Intel Ethernet adapter listed and

go into your bios and under boot options, remove network/internet as a boot option if it is listed.

Read other 1 answers

Hey everyone,
First of all I need to say thanks for this web-page, it has helped me out in the past but this time I cant seem to find a solution to the problem that I am having. I cant connect to the internet on my laptop but on my other one I can with no problems. However my computer says it has local and internet connection. I am semi framiliar with the way things are done on this forum so here is hopefully enough information

Motorola Surfboard sbv5120
All lights are on including online

Netgear wireless g router wgr614v10
Blue internet light lit
Also the computer I am currently using is connected to internet via that router.

Laptop with issues:
Toshiba Satellite a305
Running windows vista home premium service pack 1

I have run ipconfig and here is the copy of that

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-73-64-CD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e9ad:ce... Read more

Read other answers

Control panel lists "HP EN1207D-TX PCI fast ethernet adaptor" installed but my machine has no ethernet card--only a phone modem card (working fine). I need ethernet for DSL. I thought "adaptor" meant "card." What's up? Thanks.

A:ethernet adapter but no ethernet card?

Read other 6 answers

how do i get these to work together one computer has the qwest modem the other the usb and i want to have a wireless connection for internet but they dont connect and see eache other

A:Solved: Bluetooth 2.0 usb adapter class 1 and qwest wireless modem w1000 adapter

Does the bluetooth adapter recognise the modem but can't connect?

Read other 2 answers

Hello, I would love to ask for some help!
I've recently purchased the newer Dell XPS 13 9360 Non-touch (not the 2 in 1) and am having some trouble with using an external monitor. The screen (on the external monitor) keeps on flickering and has a very unstable connection. 
I've searched and found that apparently lowering the power output of the WIFI network adapter can fix this problem. 
The problem is that the current XPS's wifi adapter doesn't allow the power output to be changed. The previous fixes were geared towards intel wifi adapters.
The general power settings for the computers doesn't show wifi card power controls.

I have updated all the drivers for the computer including the wireless adapter. Still the options doesn't change.

Has anyone found a way to get a stable external monitor to work with the Killer Wireless Adapter cards?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:XPS 13 9360 External Monitor Flicker with USB C - HDMI Adapter [Killer Wireless Adapter]

For what it's worth: For me (XPS 13 9360, QHD, i7, 16 GB, Killer WiFi), external screens are perfectly stable, even with wireless being on relatively high throughput load, albeit not high power (energy) load.
I am connecting both HDMI and DisplayPort displays, each with cheap native USB-C adapters (i.e. through Thunderbolt). I also have full success with a Dell DA200, through its built-in HDMI graphics adapter.

Read other 2 answers

I have two problems so i will explain the scenario then number out the issue. I had a new hard drive installed, when i booted the laptop, it worked well. The wifi in my area is very low so I was told I can use a wireless adpter to "boost" the signal strength received. I was given a Encore ENUWI-N3 Wireless Adapter to use. I installed the utility program from the official website and the computer still did not recognise the device, so I deleted the program. I then lost connection to the internet, and at the time i thought the wifi can dropped (i later realised that was not the case since my phone's wifi was still connected). I then reinstalled the software ( the executible file was saved on the harddrive), and it give me the same message that there are no drivers for the adapter.

I shifted my attention to my failed internet connection, after troubleshooting it give me a error 28 message stating that there were no drivers installed for the Broadcom wireless adapter that is internally installed. I tried a system restore to before i tried installing the Encore adapter, and still nothing, the system continued to give me the same message and it registered in the "device manager" as unknown device named "ethernet controller" with a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I have been able to borrow a laptop and download the LAN adapter fron the ACER support website, and although it had no "set up.exe" file visible i was able to get... Read more

A:Encore ENUWI-N3 Wireless Adapter plus internal broadcom adapter issues

What is the purpose of all those links at the end of your post?

What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters?

What, if any, warnings or errors (yellow or red) flags are anywhere in Device Manager?

While trying to connect by both ethernet and Wi-Fi ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

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.]

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.

Read other 1 answers


I have this laptop and it comes with a 2.4ghz wireless adapter. I see in the specs that it can come with a 5ghz ac adapter as well. I would like to upgrade it to the 5ghz adapter.
If someone could tell me which model adapter that is so I know that it is compatible before I buy it.
Thank you!

Read other answers

I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?
Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)

A:Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).

Read other 2 answers

Can any one just solve my below problem. I am having trouble with my Windows 10 network adapter problem.
It shows multiple adapter in network adapter settings. Please see below screen shot. and Sometimes it doesn't shows any adapter at all. and i see at my wifi-router no beeping in light where my Pc's Ethernet connection is.

Plz guys what to do, fyi last one is working right now-

Read other answers


thanks for looking in and trying to help. I have a laptop with Windows 7 on it, and as usual today the laptop's screen frame also accomodates the internal Wireless Internet antenna. I am able to use the existing networks when they are close enough to me.

But I wanted to have a better reception, so I bought one of those USB-based Wireless Internet Adapters (WIA) which have mounted a little 5 dBi antenna (dBi = Decibel) on its side. I bought recently a much larger 22 dBi antenna, which I can use to replace the smaller antenna on that WIA. Windows also recognized the USB device correctly (please see the screenshot link: http://www.NADB.net/v/Prom/WLAN.jpg), but the connection tool at the lower right side of Windows (system tray area) displays only those networks which the internal screen frame antenna captures.

I tried already to disable the internal antenna, but then I don't get any network. Why can't the Network Connection icon not show networks the USB WIA might capture? What is it I am doing wrong?

Please don't mind to ask me for additional details here, I will provide them as additional details.

A:Laptop: Wireless Internet Adapter: Windows 7: Can't use the adapter. Why?

Read other 11 answers

Hello, this problem has really confuzzled me. I have just bought a new wireless USB adapter, ran it through the setup entered the password etc. Fine. Nicely connects to the router everytime (well ok most the time). But it cant seem to find the internet, which i know is there because my house mate has no problems with it. I've read quite a few complaints about this adapter. Is it worth just returning it and trying a different one? Or does anyone have any ideas?

It finds the submask, ip address, sets a channel automatically. One thing i noticed though is it doesnt create a gateway. (i asume cos i cant find the net). I did have internet before but they were wired. I've since then disabled the normal ethernet adapter and disabled the old connections. So i dont think theres anything conflicting.

Please help?!!
Thank you in advance i really appreciate it.

A:Belkin Wireless adapter - can connect to the adapter, but not the internet!!!

I'm going to guess that the IP address that it finds is 169.254.x.x and the subnet mask is, right? It's really NOT connecting to the router, which is why you don't have a Default Gateway or DNS servers.

You don't have to disable the wired interface to connect wirelessly, there's no conflict.

I'd suggest you first disable the encryption and see if it connects. If it does, then you need to make sure you enter matching passwords for the encryption on each end. Note that for WEP you should ONLY use the HEX password, do not use the passcode option.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2.

Read other 3 answers

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

A:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

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

Read other 1 answers

I have just had broadband installed but cannot connect to the web because I can't load the driver for my SIS 900 PCI fast ethernet adapter. It is on my ECS K7S5A Pro motherboard REV 5.0 but for some reason I cannot load the driver. It is very frustrating, any advise will be greatly appreciated. The only network driver that shows in device manager is the 1394 net adapter.

A:can't use my ethernet adapter

Read other 16 answers

Hey all, I have a NetGear Fa311 Ethernet Adapter, (new to me) (Was still in box unopened) I just installed Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I hace a cable modem, 3 meg, Connected to a Belkin wireless router, then a RJ-45 cable connecting to the NetGear Adapter.

The card seems to have installed, I have also found the CD and updated the drivers. I then went through the network connections, and set up a network connection for a cable connection thats always on No password needed. I had it notify me if conneceted or not connected.

It says that its connected, however I cant access the internet? I threw on my belkin wireless adapter, and connected no problems, The rj-45 cable works with a different network card. But for some reason it does not for this card?

Any Ideas?

It does give me IP addressess.
Address type
Assigned by DHPC
default gateway
Network connection details,
Physical Address 00-09-5b-1e-70-5b
DHCP server
DNS servers

There is nothing listed under the WINS Server

My VIA chipset is, KT133A
Southbridge vt82c686

If my VIA chipset is effected by a conflict, Is there a work around? As the card does not work in my other PC. Its the exact same thing??

Please only post if you know for sure whats going on. As a post with a reply will cause those who know what there doing to skip over the post..

Thanks in advance,
Thomas' 73
&nb... Read more

A:Ethernet Adapter

Read other 6 answers

I'm getting a dsl connection. Will a usb ethernet adapter do the same thing as an ethernet card?

A:ethernet adapter

closing duplicate, view this thread

Read other 1 answers

I brought home my computer from work and it was obviously connected through a smaller sized ethernet port so i went and picked up a pci adapter 10/100 mbps fast ethernet port and installed it in ok but my network conections still say that a cord is unplugged because it is reading the old slot that we use to plug the phone line into called msi/broadcom 440 x 10/100 integrated controller, so how do i get it to pick up the new port that i just installed that has the cord plugged into it?thanks.


A:pci ethernet adapter

You may need to install the NIC drivers.

Read other 8 answers

I'm getting dsl. Will a usb ethernet adapter do the same thing as an ethernet card?

A:ethernet adapter

Either or, but the pci card is more common, but both will work

Read other 2 answers

I hope this is the right forum for this problem.
I am attempting to install a Netgear N150 Wireless Router to my Dell Inspiron i580 computer. I have the new router cabled as directed, when I try to install it to my system I get this message: ?The Ethernet Adapter is either disabled or no Ethernet Adapter is installed on this computer. Either enable or add an adapter.? I am running WIN 8.0 and I have no problems accessing the web. Shouldn?t there be an adapter in my PC and if so how do I enable it.
Someone gave me a Kindle and I have to put in a Wi-Fi Router just to use it do I need something else too.
Thanks for your invaluable help, eddie460

A:Ethernet Adapter

Please post a screenshot of Device Manager with the Network Adaptor group expanded. . see the link in my signature for how.

How do I get into Windows Device Manager?

Read other 3 answers

Hi everybody :
I have another question about USB Ethernet Adapters. Even though the Ethernet Controller on my Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard is "dead", I can still connect to the internet using a USB Ethernet Adapter, correct ? My System : Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, 500 Gb Hard Drive, 3 Gb RAM. garystan

A:USB Ethernet Adapter

Yes a Usb Ethernet adapter should work fine.

You could fit an internal Ethernet Network card instead but that means opening the case.

Read other 2 answers

Im on a semi odl computer running windows Me and wanted to connect my xbox 360 so i can play in my room. This computer is connected to the internet wirelessly from my other computer in my living room. I bought a Dynex Fast Ethernet Adapter and installed the drivers and the card and everything. I went to the device manager and the status says its working fine. The problem is it wont connect to the internet. I entered the appropiate IP address and gateway and DNS and everything but it wont work and idk y. Can anyone help?

A:Ethernet Adapter Help!!!

Read other 16 answers

I am running and old Acer laptop and have my RR cable hooked up to my USB port. My speeds are only in the 1600/330 range and a technician came out and told me everything was checking out and that an ethernet hookup for my modem would help a lot.

My question is will an adapter like the one mentioned in the title of this post work on my laptop and allow me to have a ethernet hookup? Also what else would I need to complete this connection?

A:USB 10/100 Ethernet Adapter

Read other 10 answers

Good Day,

My DSL service has been working wonderfully for 5 months. Had a problem with my computer and had to scan disk. Since this has been done, my winipcfg will not recognize the Realtek Ethernet Adapter. I removed it and reinstalled, etc. What have I done here. I can get connected to the DSL, however I have no access to E-Mail or Internet, from that computer.

Please Help! Thanks gf

A:Ethernet Adapter

Hi there

Here's something to try...

I'm assuming that in "winipcfg" the dropdown is not showing your NIC as an option.

right-click on Network Neighborhood-select properties
on the installed components list make sure that you have the following...

Client for Microsoft Winfows
Realtek ethernet adapter

If you have any VPN adapters, remove them. also removew any AOL adapters and all protocols other than TCP/IP

reboot and check it out. If the NIC now shows in WinIpCFG, do a "Release ALL", then close out and power system completely off. Then cycle the power on the DSL Modem, wait for it to come completely back up, then reboot the PC
Good Luck!


Read other 3 answers

I have a cable modem with usb connection and I am getting bluescreen error "netrcacmxp.sys" Told by tech support to use a ethernet connection to get ride of the driver error. I dont have a ehternet card but saw a "Linksys USB300M Network adapter - Hi-Speed USB" where I can plug the ethernet into the computer via usb. Will this over ride the driver error or is it the same since it is still using a usb connection ? Thanks

A:USB/Ethernet adapter ?

Read other 10 answers

Hi all, I have a laptop with no ethernet port. On e-Bay I find many adapters titled "USB to ethernet" but only one used one titled "ethernet to USB". I need to access the web from our home router which is supplied through ethernet cables. The two types I find seem different but I'd really appreciate clarification since I can't see a reason to go from USB to ethernet. Seems backward.


A:Ethernet to USB Adapter

Like the description says.Networking Made SimpleEasily connect your computer, game console, DVR, or other device to a wired network with the USB Ethernet Adapter. Small and light, it connects to the USB port of your device and provides an Ethernet jack to connect to your network.Something like this: LINKSYS USB300M 10/ 100Mbps USB Ethernet Adapter 1 x RJ45

Read other 3 answers

I use a 3Com3C90x Ethernet Adapter on my computer.OS is W98SE.

Now I want to install the high speed internet on my second computer
which also runs W98SE.

For whatever reason I cannot find the above Ethernet Adapter which
I want to purchase.

Is this one obsolete and is so,what could I use as an equivalent ?



A:What Ethernet Adapter to use

Read other 10 answers

Hi everybody :
I'm still having this problem. I just purchased an Insignia USB Ethernet Adapter. Installed the drivers. Did al the connections. And I just have limited internet access. Apparently, USB Ethernet Adapters don't work I'm going to try an Ethernet Adapter Card. Hopefully, that'll work. P.S. I don't know how to configure a USB Adapter. garystan

A:Ethernet Adapter

Did you purchase one of these 2 Insignia USB ethernet adapters?
Or did you purchase a different model?

You appear to have started multiple other threads about your ethernet issue.


Read other 1 answers

Hi All X1 6th Gen Fellows, I'm wondering if yours includes a ethernet adapter as X1 5th has? Many thanks!

Read other answers

So I'm having problems with corrupt downloads. This only happens with large downloads like games(500mb+). Although i can download large video files perfectly(usually 1.5gigs). I usually try to get games like granado espada via bittorrent so i can repair the download but it always comes out corrupt no matter how many times i repair it. I had a friend test the torrent and it worked fine for him(we're both on vista 64). Doesn't matter whether I get the games from bittorrent or sites like fileplanet or gamershell, they all download corrupt even though the files are good. So I started to google corrupt downloads and such. Found some possible hardware and software solutions. So I reinstalled vista ultimate 64(needed to anyways XD). That didn't work obviously. Thought it could be the memory so I decided to run memtest86+ and it returned 0 errors after 12 passes. I ran check disk thinking it might just be my hard disk corrupting data( 0 errors there). So I then went to my ethernet adapter and made sure the drivers where up-to-date and they were. Then I did a ping and traceroute test and got no packet loss or anything. So I came to the final solution i found and that is to get another ethernet card and try it out but I am reluctant to do so since i have no $$ at the moment. Is there anything else I can try?? any help would be greatly appreciated! thx

attached are my system summary created by Everest

A:Faulty Ethernet Adapter?

Do you have a on board to plug into and try it?

Read other 3 answers

Hi all,You know the New X1 Carbon comes with a smaller port than standard RJ45 for wired Internet access. They will give you one that cable in the original package. However, I lost it. And I searched the whole Internet, nobody is selling that kind of adapter(tons of USB to RJ45 instead).I checked the online shop of Lenovo, they only have USB to RJ45.Thank you for your help. 


Go to Solution.

A:Where to buy an Ethernet Adapter for New X1 Carbon?

Hello, the FRU# on the ethernet dongle is 04X6435 I looked it up here: IBM Maintenance Parts but you might want to haggle a bit on that price...  Cheers!

Read other 6 answers

I have recently installed an old WinXP desktop PC to my workshop. It lay in the loft the last few years packed and unused. I have it all working now updated to XP SP3 final updates and it is at present connecting to the internet through a long Cat5E cable from my Virgin superhub 2 modem. The XP PC connects via a VIA VT-6102 Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter on the motherboard. My question is, can someone with more technical knowledge tell me if this adapter is wireless capable and if so what do I need to get it connected wirelessly to the Virgin Superhub wi-fi?.

A:Ethernet Adapter Question?.

Ethernet and wireless are not the same thing so no you cannot use it to connect wirelessly to the internet. However you can buy a wireless adapter if you can find one compatible with XP. That won't be easy and you might have to go with a site that uses private sellers such as ebay or amazon.

Read other 9 answers

Our ethernet card died, so were without our broadband net right now. I know ethernet adapters are cheap, but does it matter what I get?

A:Need a new ethernet network adapter, what should I get?

Any of the brand names will work fine . .


Read other 3 answers

Is there an all-purpose diagnostic programs for ethernet adapters? The DIAG program that came with my adapter only returns "cannot find adapter". Windows 2000 tells me that the adapter is up and running fine, but I can't get any throughput to speak of. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it several times, using several different copies of what seems to be the same driver downloaded from manufacturer, vendor, etc.

Read other answers