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Connecting computer to internet via router and ethernet cable help

Q: Connecting computer to internet via router and ethernet cable help

Ok, so I have one computer and printer connected via ethernet cables to a wireless router which connects another computer wirelessly via usb adapter.

Now I have another computer that I want to connect to the same internet connection on another port in the router, however when I connect the cable from the third computer and the router nothing happens and I still cannot connect. The thir computer is using windows xp home and the other two are using windows xp professional.

Please help. I've tried creating a new network connection, but that did not work.

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A: Connecting computer to internet via router and ethernet cable help

We need a more detailed description of your wireless router and USB adpater... in fact all the equipment you want to work together.... list how everthing now connects together.

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Hey all, i just baught a new aztech modem. I baught it because my old modem got fried. When i use this modem, and connect using the LAN wire, it doesnt detect anything. But when i use the USB cable, it detects the modem. Could it be because my lan card is fried as well? How can i check on this?

Thanks in advance

A:Problem connecting internet modem with computer using ethernet cable.

Other devices on the network are not supposed to be detected by Windows plug and play.

If you have configured your network adapter to obtain an IP address automatically, then your internet should Just Work.

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Hi, I hope you can help - I am trying to connect a ZyXEL P660HW Wireless ADSL Modem router to my Windows XP SP2 desktop computer. I have had various problems but have now managed to get my LAN connectivity back and this is telling me my LAN is connected but the LAN socket on the router is not lighting up when I connect the ethernet cable into the back of the PC.

When I try to connect to the internet via the router nothing is happening and I get the following message after running network diagnostics:-

Error attempting to validate Winsock base providers:2

Not all base service provider entries could be found in this winsock catalog. A reset is needed.

I have run several winsock fixes, they all tell me the catalog has been repaired but I am still getting this error. I have re-set the router (several times) and have configured the IP address and default gateway. I can connect to the internet using my Speedtouch modem with no problems at all.

I have run out of ideas - please help!!

A:Problems connecting wireless router via ethernet cable

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Hello folks,

This is not exactly Windows 10 issue but a networking issue that I need some help with.

I am in a situation, where I need to use ethernet cable connection but there is no physical ethernet port to connect to, but there is ample wifi. I have this pocket router, Amazon.com: TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, Up to 150Mbps, USB Powered: Computers Accessories which I think can be used for this purpose. I just want to confirm, it is indeed possible.

Many thanks in advance.

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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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hoping someone can help me out

I'm a 3g dongle to connect to the net, I previously set up the ps3 to connect through same via the wired connection.
That work fine for a bit, until I updated the firmware, Since then the PS can't seem to obtain an IP address and after setting a static IP it gives me a DNS error. On the flip side, my LAN is giving me a no internet access problem(ipv4) and also an unidentified network

I've changed the cable, released and renewed and reset the ipconfig and also flush DNS. I'm having the same problem with my laptop. Both were able to share the connection with the PS3 before.

(Pc runs windows 7 32 bit and laptop win 7 64bit)

Any suggestions?

A:LAN no internet access -when connecting to PS3 with ethernet cable

By LAN do you mean your network icon on the PC your dongle's connected to? I assume you're using a router right? This may be an insultingly simple tip, but did you power cycle that router yet?

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My HP pavilion laptop will suddenly not connect to WiFi only works via a Ethernet cable. There is a white box with a red x in place of where the Wi-fi symbol is normally. All other devices connected to the Wi-fi are working fine.
Any advice on how to resolve ?

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Yesterday my main computer lost internet connectivity after avast! ran an antivirus scan and removed several viruses. I spent much of the day yesterday researching the possible problems and did not come up with any solutions.

My computer's OS is vista, and the network status says it is, "Connected to identifying". If there is any additional information you will need, I will gladly provide. Thank you in advance for the response!

A:Vista is incapable of connecting to the internet via ethernet cable

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Hi all,

I have an O2 wireless box II (Thomson Speedtouch TG585 v7) and I would like to connect it to the internet through an ethernet cable rather than a DSL line, is this possible?

I actually had it working last night by simply plugging it in, but this morning when I woke up it wasnt working at all! Somehow I could only connect to the wireless box but not to the internet!!!

Operating system - Windows Vista

If someone could help me I would be really grateful! Thanks!

A:Connecting O2 wireless box II to the internet thorugh an ethernet cable

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Just got finished building that computer, installed WinXP Pro Corp, and the motherboard (Shuttle AN35N Ultra) has integrated LAN/Ethernet cable connector. So I decide to run the cable to my room. So I connect a cable into the last open router slot, run the cable along the wall, plug it in into a coupler, plug another ethernet cable into the coupler, then into my room and into the motherboard's integrated Ethernet slot.
I open IE and it doesn't connect. I restarted and it doesn't connect. What can I do to get this motherboard to detect my Ethernet cable?

A:Problem With Connecting With Newly Connected Ethernet Cable In New Computer

Oh, and also, the status lights on both the motherboard and the router are on, which means that it's connected, but the stupid computer doesn't recognize that it IS connected.

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Can't connect to internet, error message says check ethernet cable. Have not changed cable or replaced cable so not sure why no connection. Router is connected (all other computers with Wi Fi works). The router and computer have lights on the ethernet ports that are lit up showing connection. HELP?

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

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

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I have read several solutions to similar problems but they do not work in my situation for some reason. (including the colledge dorm and router to router solutions)

I am work on drilling rigs at remote locations way up North. As such my internet come to me via satellite. I do not have access to the modem (if you even call it that in this situation). All I have in my building is a wire called a "Pason Cable" that enters through the wall.

Only one computer on location has the necessary port on the back to connect to this cable. (window 2000 OS)

This computer then has a cable which I believe is called an eithernet cat 5 port with a cable coming out of it. We have always connected this to various wireless routers. (Different people bring their own)

I recently purchased a new D-link DIR-625 wireless N router.

I have it hooked up with the cable out of the aforementioned computer going into the "internet" port on the D-link.

The Problem
Computers can connect to the new D-Link with 100% signal but cannot connect to the internet. The router confirms that the is no connection to the internet via a flashing light indicator.
Attempted Solutions
I have attempted to use the other solutions on this site:
-Disable DHCP and set the first three numbers of the routers IP address to the same as the host computers, and the last to 254.

-I have also connected the line out of the first computer directly to a second computer (internet works when I do this... Read more

A:Connecting wireless router to ethernet coming out of a computer

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Hey, I've looked everywhere.. But all the content is really old and is only valid for older systems..

To save myself buying a wireless PCI-E card I want to use an old modem to connect my desktop which has Ethernet only capability to the internet. Hopefully by connecting the computer to the modem and using it's wireless capability to connect my PC to my primary router downstairs.

A:Connecting Ethernet only computer to internet with a modem

Isaacjohnryan said:

Hey, I've looked everywhere.. But all the content is really old and is only valid for older systems..

To save myself buying a wireless PCI-E card I want to use an old modem to connect my desktop which has Ethernet only capability to the internet. Hopefully by connecting the computer to the modem and using it's wireless capability to connect my PC to my primary router downstairs.Click to expand...

Sorry for the horrible wording, I'm really tired, and just needed to get it on a thread and get an answer asap

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I need my wireless router several more feet away than one cable will allow. One computer plugs in, and one is wireless; so that means I would need 2 or 3 ethernet cables plugged into the router. I have one very long cable so I was thinking I could run it to the wireless router where I need it, and have the non-wireless router by the computer that needs to be plugged in and run a cable from that to the computer as well as have the long cable plugged in and run that to the wireless router. Make sense? Would that work?


A:Can I plug an ethernet cable into one router, then another cable in another router?

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


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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

A:connecting a printer with an ethernet cable

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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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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

A:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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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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Hi, i have been experiencing BSODs for 3 days not. At first it started when I connected to WiFi, so i switched to ethernet cable. Now it crashes when i am using the ethernet cable as well. I tried searching for solutions but i don't understand much about computers. I have the minidump file but i don't know how to show them here. I tried using driver verifier and now it crashes every 20 minutes without even connecting to the internet. I cant put my computer into safe mode, it reboots even if i press shift +f8 and i cant create recovery disk. Can anyone please help me solve this.

A:BSOD when connecting to wifi and using ethernet cable

At one point during the repeated boots you should get a prompt to try startup/automatic repair.
You can also try forcing a restart when the little spinning dial is at the bottom of boot screen (by holding down the power button)
Select that, and then you can select Safe Mode to boot into.

Try each one of the options here: Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in
If you still can't get into Safe Mode, you can always boot using your recovery media in order to access Startup Repair.

The very first thing to do in Safe Mode is to disable Driver Verifier
To do this, open up verifier.exe and select "Delete existing settings". Then click on Finish and reboot to let the changes take effect.

To upload the minidump file, zip it up and then upload it using the Attachments tool below the reply box.

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Hello I have a wired connection "Ethernet". And the problem I have been having lately is not all the time but I will be plugged in surfing the net and or what not and all of the sudden It disconnects out of nowhere. I check the cable modem and the internet is still working the lights are still on etc. So I restart my computer with the ethernet cable still plugged in to the modem and then it comes back? But this is getting old why is it doing that? Is there an issue with my ehternet cable and or hopefully not my internal Ethernet port?

I have Windows 7 Sager laptop NP9130
Also the Wifi is still working so the internet is fine.

A:connecting ethernet cable issue possibly?

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I would like to connect a Vista and XP machine to each other so that I can have accesss to files on the other machine, using an ethernet cable. How do you do that?

Here's a layout that I would like to have. All connections will be WIRED.

Modem <--> Vista 64bit <--> XP

The XP will have to connect to the Vista machine to access the internet.

I'm soo not experienced with networking, and all I know is that I don't want a wireless router to do this, and later on the vista will have an USB connection to an all in one printer/scanner/fax etc. Please be easy.

BTW, the Vista machine has dual LAN on its motherboard and that's why I thought this set up would be possible without a router.

Vista now recognizes the internet modem. But can't see XP at all.
I first set up through the network wizard on XP for it to be the terminal machine of the chain, and at the end of the process it created this driver which I saved on a USB drive. I put the zip on the Vista, unpacked, but again at the end of the wizard, I get the message that an erorr ocurred.

What am i doing wrong?


Here is how things are connected right now.

Control Panels' Networking & Sharing Page
When I click on View Full Map in the above capture, I get this for one of hte LANs.
The comp on the left is the Vista machine. The middle thing is Gateway, I assume it's my internet modem.

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A:Solved: Connecting Vista & XP with Ethernet Cable

Step by step Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) setup in Vista

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I'm woking at a chinese company and they have their computers connected to the internet via ethernet cables connected to a router. I brought in my laptop today and tried to unplug one of the ethernet cables from their computers and plug it in to mine. However, it doesnet work and I end up with a limited connectivity problem. I tried reseting everything but I cant fix it. Then I plug the cable back in to another computer and it works fine.

Can it be a visa firewall problem?

A:Connecting to web via ethernet cable strange error

I would say its more a network firewall than a specific Vista fault, I doubt you could just connect any PC to their network without permissions being set on maybe a central computer or within the router itself. Most big companies have something like this sort of action as your basically connecting an unclean PC to a network with sensitive data and you could be bringing any viruses or trojans into the network.

I can set access right to specific computer from within my router and stop any alien commputers from connecting fullstop.

Have you tried setting your laptops ip address to the same as your desktop PC ?

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

A:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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Hi Guys

Firstly I hope this is in the right place, and apologies if not

I'm having some real problems connecting to the internet, and am looking for any possible solutions. I've had a quick look round the site, and there appears to be people with similar issues, but nothing that can be used to solve my dilemma. I have just moved into a new house with friends, and am using a new ISP which is working fine for the other two users.

I have a Packard Bell Easynote SW51-B-012 running on 32bit Vista. I am trying to connect to the internet through an ethernet cable running through a modem and router. When the ethernet cable is plugged into the port in my laptop nothing happens. The icon in the bottom right corner continues to have a red cross. The internet connection is with Virginmedia UK.

I have tried the connection on another laptop running on XP, and it connects straight away, automatically. I have also checked the port on my laptop on another internet connection at a friends house, and it has worked fine.

The modem is E08C013.00 Ambit
The Router is EG-2180 Etec

Having had a good look round the internet, it appears this is a problem with Vista rather than the internet connection itself. I have attempted to update the drivers, but to no avail.

I hope I have given you enough information to aid in my quest for a working internet connection. Anything else you need to know? This is my last roll of the dice before I get a professional in to have a look at it, to be hone... Read more

A:Problems connecting to Broadband through an ethernet cable (Vista)

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Hello, wondering if I could anyone could help me out.
My father used to have SBC DSL and used a 2WIRE-wireless router. He liked being able to have his computer connect to the internet downstairs and connect by access point with his laptop upstairs. Well he moved and now has DSL through anther phone company(www.NETNET.com) He now connects through a ethernet router. Not sure how to use the wireless router as well as the ethernet router? Thank you for anyone who takes the time to help out!

A:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

Can't he just use the wireless router and not the ethernet router?

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I need to connect my router to the computer and we have wireless Internet, So that my son can use his Xbox to go Live(online). We do have an Ethernet card. We have tries usinga wireless router before and we were never able to get it configured right. This Router is wired, we don't know anything other than that so any advice anyone can give me would be very appreciated.
Thank you

A:Connecting Router to computer with wireless Internet

alright, so you as I understand you are using a non wireless enabled router right now.

What you need to do is this:

Connect cable modem/dsl modem to the router with a cat 5 (thats the ethernet cable) to the internet port on the router.

To computer one, run a cat 5 cable from the first plug (it should say 1) to the ethernet card on your computer.

To get the xbox working with wired. You will do the same. Run a cable from port 2 (plug 2) to the xbox's built int wired connection. I believe on the xbox live account you might have to say that you behind a router...*not absolutely positive on this aspect since I've never owned a xbox, nor set one up for xbox live access.*

That should allow you both to have the internet.

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I just got a new computer, and have an older Windows ME computer also. Before, the Windows ME computer was connected to the internet straight through an ethernet cable. I wanted to be able to use both the new and old one at the same time, and got a wired D-Link router. Well, the new computer connects online through the router, but the ME one doesn't. If I unplug the cable from the router and plug it straight into the computer, it works again. There was a CD that came with the router, but for some reason the computer is just not seeing the router when it is wired into it. Please help someone!!!

A:Windows ME computer connecting to internet but not through router

Connect to the router again and let's see this:

Start, Run, COMMAND to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Open c:\IPCONFIG.TXT in NOTEPAD, copy and paste all of it in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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For the past year, two out of the three computers in my house have connected to the internet through a router (+ the main computer which connects as well) and worked fine. All three computers connect to the internet. Recently, some settings were likely accidentaly changed that have affected one of the computers (connected through the router). The main computer and the other computer are able to connect to the internet, but this one isn't. It's using Windows ME (while the other two use Windows XP, but this isn't a problem). All the hardware is connected correctly.

I'm wondering if someone could help me figure out the problem. I've looked at the properties for the network connections and everything seems to be how it should be, but I really don't have much experience with this.

The reciever on the problem computer has a light that is blinking. Normally it should be a solid light. It should go solid as well once it has a connection to the internet.

Router: U.S. Robotics, USR8011.

I'm going to check out the U.S. Robotics site as well.


A:Computer hooked up to internet through router not connecting

Some more information would be helpful.

1. How do the IP addresses compare between the computers. For example, are the ones that are working have something like 192.168.x.x and the one that doesn't some other IP scheme.

2. On the problem computer, can you ping all the other computers

3. On the problem computer, can you ping the router

4. On the problem computer, can you ping an external site by IP address

5. On the problem computer, can you ping an external site by name.

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A week ago, my computer suddenly could not connect to the internet. I was using a cable directly connected to the cable modem.

Since then, I've tried:

1) Added a WiFi router connected to the cable modem. Tried using the WiFi card built in to the computer. It connects but reports "limited access", and there is no connection to the internet, and I can't access the router itself.

2) Bought a new Ethernet card, installed the drivers that came with it. I've tried it connected through the WiFi router's hard ports and directly to the modem. Hard resets (power cycling off 2 minutes) on the modem each time and still no connection.

3) In device manager, both Ethernet cards show as "working normally" with no errors. So does the WiFi card.

4) ipconfig shows only "tunneling" devices with media disconnected.

5) I've uninstalled and re-installed the drivers for the on-baord Ethernet, the WiFi card, and the new Ethernet card.

After reading some other posts, I captured the output from ipconfig and several netsh commands. I've attached them to this post. The files starting with netsh are basically the command entered with underscores replacing the spaces from the commands used to generate them.

I also borrowed another computer. It connects both directly through the cable modem, and using the Ethernet ports on the router. It doesn't have WiFi, so I couldn't test that method of access. It can also connect to and c... Read more

A:Lost connection to Internet. Using Cable modem, ethernet cable.

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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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it was working before but it was running slow so i tried to fix it and i think i messed things up and it wont let me connect to xbox live it cant obtain an ip address please helpp

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Hi, i'm on vacation at a relatives house, have my laptop and need to use internet on it. They have a single desktop computer with internet (no router) via cable modem.

So i tried unplugging the ethernet cord out of their desktop LAN adapter and plugging it into my laptop's, but when it tries to connect it gives "limited or no connectivity"

the service is comcast. Any ideas?

A:limited or no connectivity when connecting ethernet cable at friends house, help!

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Hi. My girlfriend and I are trying to resolve a confounding situation-- her Gateway laptop, which is running Windows Vista, can't seem to connect properly. She connects to our Netgear wireless router, but can't access the internet. It must be something to do with her computer, because my Dell Inspiron running XP connects to the router and goes through to the internet with no problems.

What kind of info can I provide to help someone help us out with this?

A:Vista computer connecting to wireless router but not internet...

sounds like a PPP Authentication Challenge problem to me. try to check your routers support MSCHAP V.2 PPP Authentication or not. since VISTA only support PAP, CHAP and MSCHAP V.2. if your router not support MSCHAPV.2, then u should set the VISTA to support PAP and or CHAP too. by default VISTA only enable MSCHAP V.2

while XP support PAP, CHAP and MSCHAP V.1

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I cannot connect to the internet via my router. The router is functioning properly two other computers in the house use the router one though Ethernet cable and the other one connects wireless.
Things I have done while trying to figure out the problem

Made sure all windows updates were up to date
Scanned for viruses and malware (none were found)
Uninstall the network adapter
Made sure the network adapter driver were up to date
I have noticed that when I plug the Ethernet cable from the router to the computer the led on the back of the computer panel does not blink as it does when I route directly from he cable modem.

Any Ideas on what could be the problem?

A:Computer does not connect to internet through router only directly through cable mode

Do you have IP and DHCP set to automatic? Are you using any kind of proxy installed by your ISP?

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I live in an apartment on the 2nd floor. The Router is on the 1st floor. So the WIFI signal is really low therefor its barely usable. The landlord gave me a WIFI Repeater to extend the connection/signal. But I cant place the repeater closer to my room because it needs to reach the router?s WIFI signal to be able to repeat it. Because of that it didn?t make much of a difference. So I have an old router and I tried connecting the router to the repeater using the Router to Router method via Ethernet cable. It worked for some time and then an error would pop up DNS cannot be found. Rebooting the old router helps but it?s not a permanent fix, because after awhile the error shows up again. At this point I tried twitching with the settings but no success. I tried searching to find a solution and I asked on some known tech forums as well but again I found nothing. Now I?m thinking of using a network switch to be able to have a LAN connection on my laptop and computer, because the repeater only has one LAN port. So will it work if I'll connect the repeater to a network switch via Ethernet cable? If it would, can I connect the switch to the old router via Ethernet cable?

I want to say thank you in Advance!

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I want to purchase a good ethernet cable to connect to my smart TV and to my router for a better connection rather then to go wireless.

I'm used to seeing normal "round" ethernet cables, but I've seen "flat" CAT7 cables that my smart tv requires. I need 20 ft.
I do have a "Lan" connection on the back of my TV.

1. Is 20 ft too long to get good streaming
2. Is a flat cable vs round just a good as round?
3. What does the "cat7" do that cat6 or cat5 do? Why the Difference? Upgrade?
4. Is a direct connection better then wireless, and safer even though my wireless is "locked" for protection.

Do you have any good suggestions on the best cable to get for this (20 ft).


A:Solved: Ethernet cable from TV to Router

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Please excuse my inexperience first off. I'm in the process of getting a new router up and running. Replacing a D Link WBR-1310 with a ZyXEL VSG1432 which is supposed to also have an integrated modem. So I'm having some problems getting the new set-up running. I'm sure that it's me not having things hooked up correctly since I'm losing two separate peices in lieu of one bigger piece. The main thing that has me concerned now is that the Cat 5e cables that were pre-installed in my house (which run through the walls to all the bedrooms plus living room) will not "lock" into place in the routers Ethernet ports. They will slide in so far, but won't lock and the corresponding lights on the router stay dark. Are the connectors on Cat5 cables different from Ethernet cables? Or is that router designed for Cat6 cables and are they different? Any insight would be appreciated.

A:Ethernet Cable and Router compatibility

They are cat5 which should be the same as Ethernet.
Are you pushing the cables in far enough and you may need to depress the 'tab' on the cables as they can be tight.
Also they may be upside down compared to the old ones.

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So this morning I was planning to reset my router because my internet was feeling a bit laggy. Omce i did, its lights turned on except for the ethernet light.
It was working perfectly last night

Ive tried resetting the router a few times with no results
ive ran the Windows troubleshooter with it recognizing that:
The Local Area Connection adapter is disabled: Detected
Enable the wired network adapter: Not run


A:Router isn't recognizing ethernet cable

Have you unplugged and replugged the cable in at both ends? Do you have a second cable to test?

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First of all...hats off to those here who put in countless hours to help others for what seems like little more than the satisfaction of doing it. It's quite a thing to behold. I've been searching this site and haven't found exactly what my situation is.

Here's the set-up:

We live on a large rural property and the only high speed internet we can get out here is satellite. There are two houses on the property and the main house has a Direcway satellite dish. We'd like to run an ethernet cable underground from the [DW6000] Hughes/Direcway box in the main house to the second house so that both houses have high speed internet. The problem is the distance between the two houses. We have been told that the maximum distance for ethernet cable to be effective is 100 meters. The length of cable it would take to make the connection would have to be about 107-110 meters long or 351 ft. - 360 ft.

We can't use a wireless connection because of the high number of large trees.
There's also a concern with electrical storms with buried ethernet cable even though we plan on using PVC conduit.

Also, the second house has two computers, one Mac, one PC. Do we run two cables from the main house or split at the entry of the second house?
Any advice or guidance would be much appreciated.

A:Solved: Connecting (via ethernet cable) to satillite dish from a long distance

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my dad bought a wireless router so that we can have the internet on our computer and so i can go online on my ps3 aswell

however, i have a problem, my computer/laptop is quite old (bought in 2002) and it does not have an ethernet port to plug the ethernet cable in (or just not one the right size anyway). Since the instalation CD that came with the "D-Link DKT-710 Wireless G ADSL2 +starter kit" router says that to intall the router you need to switch it on and connect it to the computer via the ethernet cable.

thats the problem, how can i connect it to the computer if my computer doesnt have an ethernet port...?

are there any routers that do not use ethernet cables, or do i just have to buy a new computer if i want to have a wireless network(or any network for that matter)...?

any suggestions on what i should do, or what other router would work ?.......and incase you need to know, my current modem connects through a usb port to my computer, aparently that effects what type i will need.

A:connecting my router, ethernet problem...

You can buy add-in cards that add networking functionality. I have a few old PC's that I have had to put in a PCI ethernet card into. You can also get wireless but for a desktop, I recommend ethernet.
If it's a laptop, you can get a card that fits into the expansion slots on the side. If you don't have those you can get them with USB. USB would also work on a desktop if your not confident in delving into your computers innards.
Personally I would use USB as a last resort as they are known to be unreliable. I'd go for expansion slot in a laptop and get a wireless card and get a PCI ethernet card if it's a desktop. Either are easily available from local computer stores or bigger chains. If you know online sites, they would have them too.

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I have the similar problem.The iconfig data is:Host name ....Desktop
Primary Dns Suffix..........:
Node type ......................: Unknown
IP Routing enabled...........No
WINS Proxy Enabled .......No
Etherrnet adapter ...
Connection Specific DNS suffix.....
Description.............................Broadcom440x 10/100 IntegratedCont
DHCP enabled.......................Yes
Autoconfiguration enabled ......Yes
IP Address............................
default gateway.....................

I use win XP, have norton installed, Cisco router Linksys EA3500

Desktop only connects when router is bypassed - i.e., directly connected to cable modem. Curiously desktop did connect to the internet when the router was first installed - worked both wired and wirelessly. Now - "limited connection"via the router. I have recycled the cable modem.

A:Problem connecting via ethernet to router

I started your own thread for you here.

Getting an APIPA (169.254.x.y) means that the computer did not get a IP assigned by the router. Could be that the router's Dhcp server is disabled or its address range is exhausted, defective cable, defective NIC, incorrect driver, or a firewall/security suite issue.

My top suspect (should I say educated guess since we haven't done any trouble shooting yet?) is that Norton is not properly configured or is corrupted. It may be configured to allow the public IP you get when connecting to the modem but to block the private IPs from the router. Suggest that you uninstall Norton and run Symantec's Norton Removal Tool. You can then reinstall it, if desired, after the problem is solved.

Also, in whatever order you prefer, check out those two Dhcp server issues and the cable possibility.

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I have a Netgear router (WNDR3400)

I have 1 desktop pc (netgear software installed on this)

I have 2 laptops

All 3 pc's are running Windows 7 pro

I need to change the Network Key (password) on the desktop.

Then I need to know what has to be done so both laptop pc's will connect without an ethernet cable.

A:Need help to connect laptops to router without ethernet cable

The manual that came with the Wireless Router has all that information. Basically you put the Router's IP address in your browser's Address bar, looks similar to but last two numbers may be different, hit Enter and should open the page to your Router's Setup. You may need the user name and password, also provided in the manual. Once in you can go to the Wireless section to set up a password or change it if already there. You can also change the Network name but remember it.
The manual:

Then when that is done you fire up the Notebooks and click the Wireless icon in the Notification Area, should show your Router and click to log in with the password you set.

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I want to share the internet connection from my Arris TM502G cable modem, connected via USB, to my desktop's pci ethernet adaptor. To the pci ethernet port, I want to connect my WiFi router.

When I bridge the two connections, I can't get on the internet anymore from the desktop connected via usb, and if I share the internet connection on the USB cable modem to the ethernet port on the computer, I cannot ping the router. However, I can ping the router from my Wireless laptop. I have the ethernet cable plugged into the first port on the router (the one that usually goes to the cable modem), but I have also tried the first computer port on the router.The router configuration page does not show an internet connection, and it can't see my desktop computer, only my laptop.

The desktop has a self-assigned ip.

The reason that I want to do this is that my router has not been working while connected the usual, cable modem --> ethernet cable --> router --> computer way. It works for several minutes to several hours, but drops the internet connection (I can still browse the network, though). BTW, the router is a belkin F5d7230-4 with B and G wifi.

I am running Windows XP with SP2
Please help.

A:Share USB cable modem with ethernet router

What do you want to try to do? If the router is dropping the WAN connection it will probably drop it no matter what it is connected to. See if there is a firmware upgrade and then reset the router to factory default settings. Sometimes one or both these steps will "shock" it into behaving again.

You can't bridge the connections as you described unless you are paying for two public IP addresses from your ISP. And then you still may not be able to because you can probably only get one on the USB connection.

If you want to use the Belkin as an ethernet switch and wireless access point the following is the complete procedure.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.
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