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Network Bridge WiFi to Ethernet Win7 IP conflict no DHCP - advanced user needs help

Q: Network Bridge WiFi to Ethernet Win7 IP conflict no DHCP - advanced user needs help

Hi All,

I have read through a lot of other posts but can't find a solution related to my issue.

I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate I want to use for bridging the Ethernet connection to it's WiFi connection. WiFi connects perfectly to the net. I enabled ICS on the WiFi and then bridged the WiFi and Ethernet connections.

WiFi still connects to the net fine on the XPS, but when I connected another PC to the laptop via Ethernet, it only shows a IP address on the PC and throws a Network Error "Windows has detected an IP address conflict." It looks like for some reason DHCP on the XPS is not assigning an IP to the PC to bridge the Ethernet connection to the WiFi on the XPS.

When I do "ipconfig /renew" on the PC it says "An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection... The DHCP client has obtained an IP Address that is already in use on the network... "

I am a fairly technical person having built computers and network for the last 20 years, I've been trying multiple solutions for hours and reading everything I can, but this one has me stumped.

Thanks in advance for any assistance

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A: Network Bridge WiFi to Ethernet Win7 IP conflict no DHCP - advanced user needs help

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Is it possible to use my wifi to download at the same time use my ethernet adapter to play local lan games ?
I have tried to bridge both adapters but it didn't got the result I expected.

Please help me out !

A:Network bridge : Lanplay using Ethernet + Download using WIFI

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Normally, the network adapter drivers work with the Operating System (OS) to pick one connection to use. This is especially true in a laptop where the network drivers for the wireless adapter might automatically disable the wireless connection once the OS has a wired connection.

I make use of multiple network adapters by using Virtual Machines (VM), but that probably would not be practical for your situation since a VM takes up resources that you should probably reserve for gaming. Maybe some of the other forum members have some suggestions for you.

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.

In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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My desktop is connected to a wifi network and I need to bridge to another via ethernet. I have started by selecting each network and I bridge the 2 connections, creating a bridge, but the other computer still doesn't have internet connection.

Is this possible (I would think so) and if so, what have I done wrong?

A:Bridge internet connection over ethernet from wifi

Never mind the other computer's owner was being dumb :P

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Hi there

I don't like a load of LAN cables everywhere and "She who must be obeyed" was complaining about number of boxes / gadgets / flashing lights etc under the TV !!!!!! so I've moved the two servers out of the way and just have the cable box/ main router.

so this I found was a really woman friendly solution for masses of LAN cable etc etc. !!!!!!!!

If you have fast Wifi and you have some Ethernet only gear connected away from your Router / Cablebox you can use a "Wireless Bridge" -- It's possible to "Hobble" some old routers via DD-WRT but not all routers do that and you might want to use fast wifi connectors. Some modern cheap routers now allow "Wireless Bridging" too.

You need to set the second router up as your wireless bridge and then plug the LAN cables from your devices into that router which will connect wirelessly to your network.

I found this Router actually very good -- also works on new 802.11ac protocol (up to 433 Mbs in the 5GHZ band so plenty for your server / streaming devices).

IPlugged the NAS'es Ethernet connectors into the lan connects on the "Bridge Router" -- works fine

This one was 32 EUR inc Tax.

Edimax BR-6208AC Wi-Fi Ethernet LAN Dual-band Router - Grey It does work as WIFI Bridge -- you have to ensure your router can do that function if you buy a new router.

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A:LAN Cable free - even for ETHERNET devices (via Wifi Bridge)

We hooked a powerline 1200 with gigabit ports up to our tv and it does the job nicely. It lives behind the tv and therefore is out of site. My NAS is also powerlined 1200 connected.

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I'll try and give as much info as possible to reduce the amount of unnecessary questions and wasted time. I am extremely frustrated and at the point of pulling out my hair.

I used to have my windows XP Home Service Pack 3 desktop connected to my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 via a crossover ethernet cable. This is how I accessed the internet on my desktop. Setting this up was no problem.

Recently, I formatted and reinstalled Windows XP on the desktop (hadn't been done in a few years, clogged, slow, needed to be done). Since then, I've tried to do the same connection I had before with a crossover ethernet cable from my laptop to my desktop. No luck.

No settings on my laptop have changed since the format & reinstall of windows XP on my desktop.

I have checked all the settings on both my laptop and desktop, including file sharing, windows firewall (on, off, exceptions allowed), file folder sharing, network discovery, etc. All except for firewall are set to on. Firewall is set to allow exceptions, although I tried playing around with it off as well. I tried deleting and recreating the network bridge between the LAN and Wireless network multiple times to no avail.
I've tried multiple different IP addresses and default gateways, nothing works.
Before you jump to any conclusions, I used this as my guide: How to Bridge an Internet Connection: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

My laptop has internet and works perfectly fine.

My desktop, in network co... Read more

A:Internet Network Bridge Crossover Ethernet Trouble


When you reinstalled XP Home on the desktop, did you follow by reinstalling the manufacturer's drivers? If not, you may need to visit your manufacturer's website and download the drivers using another PC to a detachable USB drive attached to that PC. Then you can attach that drive to your ethernetless PC to install the drivers. Chipset driver is supposed to be the first one to install, but there should be a network driver there too...

Maybe this would get your connection going...

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Having trouble with my Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) wired LAN connection. Yesterday evening everything was fine, I was connected and doing some remote work into the office - I was playing with OpenVPN connections. I left the machine for a few hours logged on, came back and now the NIC appears dead.

I have restored windows to the point just before i installed Open VPN.

I get "Unidentified network" and "no internet connection" for my LAN connection in Network Centre. There's no gateway or ip assigned looking at ipconfig /all, just the self assigned 169.* ip

The ethernet cable is connected directly into my cable modem (note, not a router).

I have googled a lot and have tried (not necessarily in this order):

1. Ensured its not the WAN/RJ-45 cable - have connected successfully with an older laptop's LAN NIC. When switching machines i turn off both the machine and the modem for 30 secs, and typically tun network troubleshooter to reset the LAN.
2. Tested the internal NIC by pinging, loopback successful.
3. Uninstalled the LAN NIC and reinstalled it.
4. Removed all clients & protocols from the NIC's properties bar IPv4 and Microsoft Client for windows i.e. specifically removed IPv6.
5. Reset TCP/IP using netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt.
6. Have removed the wireless adapter. The only network connection is the internal NIC.

All forums I've scoured suggest one or more of these things, so I'm exhasuted of ideas.

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A:Solved: Ethernet card - No DHCP, unidentified network

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I warmly welcome

I have a problem with configuring network cards

WIFI comes nicely with DHCP pool 192.168.0 .*

I have a virtual network adapter "Microsoft Loopback Adapter"
in it I have to have a static IP address
and set it manually (IPv4)

the problem is that the WiFi card is still changing my IP address of the virtual card

how to prevent it?

I wanted to wifi card automatically collects the IP address
but did not interfere in the virtual adapter's IP

A:Wifi DHCP - the second network card on a fixed IP

I quote (from ):

Microsoft Loopback Adapter is a dummy network card, no hardware is involved. It is used as a testing tool for a virtual network environment where network access is not available. Also, you must use the Loopback adapter if there are conflicts with a network adapter or with a network adapter driver. You can bind network clients, protocols, and other network configuration items to the Loopback adapter, and you can install the network adapter driver or network adapter later while retaining the network configuration information.

Given that, there is no way your wi-fi card can "change" the IP address of your fake network adapter. If you set a static IP for ANY adapter, it WILL stay that way, regardless if one adapter is set to release and renew based on DHCP and one is not.

I even tried it myself. I installed the loopback adapter, set an IP and all that for it, released ALL DHCP'd IPs and renewed them. the static IP for the loopback adapter didn't change.

Take a look at your settings again, make sure you didn't miss something.

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New HP Envy 4524 All in one wireless printer has the following issues and is not connecting to HP lap top in a shared WIFI network. Prints via Apple air print okPrints via usb OKFails to E print or via wifi network.Info: Printer is connected to a "StudentCom" network and displays it is connected in printer settings and has a specific IP address. Using HP Scan and print doctor on my laptop it fails to see my printer but shows a 4520 printer on a different IP address. My lap top connects to the apparent same "StudentCom" wifi network and accesses all other internet services but fails to see my printer.  In addition I am using HP instant ink and it appears not to be on any network and so is not monitirong my usage. Could there be serveral IP addresses within the same WIFI network given it is a University Halls location. I will appreciate any help.ThanksPath 1963


And if you are using the school's network it is very likely the ports needed for internet services on your printer are blocked. In a dormitory room you probably want to print using usb. 

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I am using Win 7. I have an xbox 360 connected to the pc via powerline adapters, am sharing my video library and internet connection using internet connection sharing by bridging my lan and wifi connections.

When I am connected to my apartment's free wifi(SSID Tenant Wifi), the xbox 360 can share the internet connection and access the videos and music on my pc just fine. I am now trying to connect to a different wifi signal (xfinitywifi). When I connect the pc can use the internet through the xfinitywifi just fine, but my 360 loses connection to both the wifi, and the pc in general. No music, no videos, no netflix. When I switch back to Tenant Wifi everything works normally again.

I have tried rebooting everything (pc, 360 and powerline adapters). I have tried going into the network settings and disabling the lan port, wifi adapter and network bridge, then re-enabling them again. None of this works.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to help me.

A:Solved: Network bridge stops working when I make a different wifi connection?

using internet connection sharing by bridging my lan and wifi connections. Click to expand...

I thought that it was impossible to use ICS and bridge the connections at the same time. You must have found some special case that works.

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Good morning everybody!

My D-Link rooter is driving me nuts! Basically I have many computers in my home and I seem to have an issue with encryption and compatibility.

I have..

My Works PC - Dell Dimension 1100 Windows XP Pro
My Works Laptop - Compaq Presario Windows XP Pro
My Rig - Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
My Tablet PC - Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
My Partners Laptop - Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
My iPhone 4

My Rooter - D-Link DSL-2640R

With the default settings in the rooter (Mixed WPA, WPA2) My iPhone, Works PC and Works Laptop connects to the wireless network no problem, it appears they are using WPA mode whilst connected. However my Windows 7 machines are all seeing the network as WPA2. When I attempt to connect to the network it fails on all Windows 7 Machines.

I can only seem to connect the Windows 7 machines if I change from "Mixed WPA, WPA2" to "WPA2 Only" which then knocks out all the Windows XP machines

However if I disable wireless encryption, which I don't particularly want to do. All the machines work correctly with no problems!!!

I do have a function for "Guest Network" which broadcasts a 2nd separate SSID, but you cant use encryption on it. That could run the Windows 7 Machines but the problem is I don't know how secure it is.

A:Advanced Wireless Network Problem, WinXP Connects but Win7 Wont

Do you have this option, WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)

If so use your own Key or Just retype the one that your using. Should be just as good as the others.

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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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Hi, I need to connect to a wireless WPA-Enterprise network, using smartcard certificates provided by an official CA. The authentication is made with a windows radius server configured for checking each user on an Active Directory server. Each user has the
public key's certificate mapped in AD. Trying to connect to the wifi using a win7 client, it asks me only the smartcard PIN but not the username: the username is taken from the subject's certificate. In winXP it was possibile to specify the username, but I
don't know how to do in win7: it only asks for pin. Can I have a help?

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I have been searching but have not searched perhaps as far as I should
In my Windows 8 taskbar on the right there are a few items I can select and customize but see no selection for network icons.
I am using Windows 8 with Start8 product add-in.
I can see speaker icon, skydrive icon, troubleshooting icon and so on......

This is an HP Envy 15t laptop.

I can get to Charms to show up and select Devices.....among other things

Thank you in advance

A:Can I add Network (Ethernet and WIFI) icon to taskbar?

Hello Peter,

You should be able to turn on the Network icon for your taskbar in your System Icons settings below.
System Icons - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums
If you mean the Charms bar (black bar on right that slides in), then click on the Settings charm to see the Network icon at the top right corner of the bottom section.
Charms Bar - Open in Windows 8

If you like, here's a shortcut below that opens directly to the Networks flyout.
Networks flyout Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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I tired to allow my windows 7 laptop to print over the network, and after 3 hours gave up as nothing seemed to work. I must have done something because now i can not connect to WI FI at all or Ethernet.

It says on the system tray Not connected and below that connections available, and under wireless network connection it says it is connected to my wireless connection but i can not connect.

Please any help would be good, i have no Home group with, not sure if this is something i did, it's all a blur to me.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

A:Cannot not connect to WIFI or ethernet after trying to config network.

Have you tried plugging in an ethernet cable to your router directly to see if you connect?
Have you factory reset or power cycled your modem?
What configs did you change if any? Do you remember?

On my laptops...if it shows connections available but unable to connect resetting the modem usually fixes it up

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I have two desktop computers. The old one running Windows XP and the new one running Windows 7. My goal is to set up a shared folder between them so that I can copy large files from XP machine to Win7 and back. Both desktops had ethernet ports, so I connected them via a "patch cord" ethernet cable. I then followed this tutorial to set up the sharing part:

It works, but when I was transfering a 250GB folder from XP to 7, it took almost 24hrs to do that. So it made me think that ethernet is not that slow, is it? The thing is that both computers are connected to the same WiFi router (for the Internet connection) so it seems like the transfer of this large folder was carried out over slower WiFi connection instead of the ethernet cable.

So my question is, how do I make it "prefer" or use the ethernet connection for this shared folder?

A:How to set up ethernet connection preference over WiFi network?

Quote: Originally Posted by dc2000

Both desktops had ethernet ports, so I connected them via a "patch cord" ethernet cable.

Did you connect a single cable between the two computer?
e.g. one end of the cable connects to one computer
the other end of that same cable connects to the other computer

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Debug report attached.


A:BSOD when connecting to network (Ethernet and Wifi)

I upgraded a Lenovo X301 Windows 7 x64 to Windows 10 pro yesterday and whenever I attempt to connect to the internet I will receive a BSOD. I can only get back into windows by turning off wifi and/or removing the ethernet cable. I can boot into safe mode and access internet just fine which tells me it might not be a driver issue.. I have disabled all start up programs and removed all anti virus applications as well. Please help. Thanks.

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I'm troubleshooting a non-working external logitech usb trackball for my wife. It recently stopped working on her Dell Latitude laptop for no apparent reason. We replaced it with a bamboo touch tablet however it didn't work either. Both work on other machines just not on the laptop. A bit of investigation shows that they work in safe mode and during log in, but stop working towards the end of the startup procedure.

Suspecting it was a driver conflict, I systematically turned off windows services and startup items until I isolated the conflict...DHCP service. With this disabled the trackball and touch tablet work fine, but when it is enabled they don't.

Unfortunately isolating the problem and fixing the problem are two different issues. She needs DHCP to connect to the internet, and she needs her external pointing device because of the poor ergonomics of the trackpad, so I'm stuck not knowing how to proceed. I'd like to just go nuclear and do a clean OS install and be done with it, but the computer is a take-home from work and is set up with her corporate stuff on it that I can't reinstall, and unfortunately her IT guy is too overworked to be of any assistance. Does anyone know why the DHCP service could cause trouble for a USB pointing device? Any suggestions on how I can resolve this?


A:USB and DHCP conflict

I'm not sure why this would happen but just for grins and giggles, have you tried other USB ports? I know that sounds simple (almost foolish), and you probably already did it, but I have had conflicts before that were resolved (oddly enough) just by using a different USB port. Aside from that, it seems odd that it would just stop working. Did the system do any updates or have any drivers been updated? If the system did any recent updates, you could try uninstalling the updates and see if one of those may have caused the problem. Let me know what happens with that.

Good day!


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Cable Modem (Adelphia ISP)
Initially DLink DI-624M, then a Belkin Wireless G + MIMO Router
8 computers on the network (1 Mac, 7 XP)
1 wired
7 wireless
various cards, mostly DLink, one Broadcom
Mix of 802.11b and g.

All computers are set for dynamic IP, yet I have one computer that regularly reports an IP Conflict (several times an hour), regardless of how many times I repair (works often) the connection or restart the computer or restart the router. From all indications (router logs, manually confiming IPs), there is no conflict. I tried using DHCP IP ranges outside default ranges. I'm confident there are no campers on my network. I tried assigning a static IP to the afflicted computer. I reinstalled the OS. I bought a new router (from the DLink to the Belkin). Still, this one computer reports an IP conflict and drops off the internet, yet stays on the network.

Anyone have any ideas of how to further test to isolate the problem, or better yet, have a solution?!


A:DHCP, yet IP Conflict

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[[ Windows has detected an IP address conflict ]]

So basically my setting is Wifi router >> Laptop >> My desktop
and I bridge my laptop and desktop via cable

both of them pops up [[Windows has detected an IP address conflict]] and keep disconnecting and reconnecting ~20 second every 10 minutes

I did some search and have tried static IP but its seem not work or I did not do it properly since I have no idea about network.
This is my setting. I am really appreciate if you guys could help
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : twcny.rr.com
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c6f:3867:432e:f688%3
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:90d7:3019:28a2:bc0e:f829
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : twcny.rr.com
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5c6f:3867:432e:f688%3
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:90d7:3019:28a... Read more

A:IP conflict with bridge connection

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I'm trying to configure a wireless bridge to be used for our voicemail system. I have a Linksys WAP54G access point and I have tried to configure a Linksys bridge, but ran into a peculiar IP conflict problem. Even though I have it set up to use a static IP, when the bridge connects to the access point it conflicts with my Windows AD server static IP. I returned the Linksys bridge thinking that something was wrong with the unit, and purchased a SMC bridge, but I'm getting the same problem. I'm starting to think it's the access point, but I have no idea why it would be doing that. I have been able to connect to the AP using other wireless devices with no problems. It only started happening with the bridges.

Any thoughts?

A:IP Conflict using wireless AP and Bridge

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Before I bring this computer in, I'll try one last shot with posting on forums rather than just reading them.

I've tried just about everything I can think of to google, and coming to those more literate in hopes that I've missed something in my travels. Though I've tried all the usual suspects, setsh and all the rest, I'm fine with re-trying everything from the beginning as well.

Here's the specs and the answers to some common questions:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Thibs
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 4:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 34-02-86-70-D5-65
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Ethernet:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek USB GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9C-EB-E8-20-08-49
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2412:f07c:6753:b795%12(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Unidentified Network/valid IP configuration: both Ethernet and WiFi

When you see your IP address in the 169.254.xxx.xxx range that means you are not getting a DNS from your router. Try to turn your router off for about 15 seconds and then turn it back on and see if that helps.

You may have to restart your computer also.

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Hello all, Had to replace a dead hard drive and just installed a new one along with Windows 7 on my niece's Envy Touchsmart M6-k022dx. Can anyone recommend working Windows 7 drivers for this model. I was thinking i only need to get the ethernet/wifi working so that i can update the laptop to Windows 10 and then install the drivers from the drivers page. ANy recommendation is greatly appreciated.  Thanks,

A:Network (Ethernet/WiFi) drivers for HP Envy Touchsmart M6-k0...

Hi: Chipset:  Install the amd chipset drivers and restart the PC.  You want the first file listed on the webpage. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%207%20-%2064 Graphics:  Install the graphics driver from AMD and restart the PC.  You want the 1st driver listed on the webpage. http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/desktop/legacy?product=legacy3&os=Windows%207%20-%2064 Ethernet:  This package provides the driver for the Realtek Ethernet Controller in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74001-74500/sp74233.exe Wireless: This package contains the driver installation package for the Ralink wireless LAN Controllers in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71525.exe Bluetooth: This package contains the driver installation package for the MediaTek/Ralink Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system. ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70570.exe Card reader:  Download, unzip and run the setup application from the 1st file on the list. http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=15&PFid=25&Level=4&Conn=3&DownT... Touchpad:  Use the W8 driver from your PC's support page. Webcam: This package contains the CyberLink ... Read more

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I am connected to one Router. However, when connected wirelessly, I see there is a network name 'MikroTik- Mohammad'. However, when I am connected with a wired cable, I see the network name as 'MikroTik-BCEDB'. As a result, when I am connected wirelessly and via wired cable to the same router, I see two network names, although I am connected to one router. This is strange.

How to merge Ethernet and WiFi connection Network names in one Network name?

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Without too much information, I'm learning how to use Beckhoff hardware. I have a motor rigged up to a PLC that is programmable via Ethernet using a software called Twincat.

I'm a hardware person so hooking it up was no problem. But I'm venturing out into the world of PLC programming which I'm finding quite new and difficult. I use Google/ YouTube/ internet services to aid me in learning this.

The problem is, to connect with the PLC, my Ethernet port needs to be active. Whilst connected, (whilst programming) I'd like to connect to the internet via WIFI.

I've found a multitude of forums with instructions to change the priority of the network connections using metrics and all that, but none of the solutions allow me to connect to both.

Is it really impossible to connect with a device via Ethernet, whilst connected to the internet using WIFI?

I don't know the exact specs for all the different hardware cards on my laptop, but its a HP ZBook running windows 7.

Much obliged.

A:Using Ethernet Cable between devices whilst using WIFI network.

You may need a crossover cable.

How is everything connected ?

A router ? A switch ?

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I need to set up a small office network . I know how to set up a WiFi network on several PCs with a usb stick but two of our PCs are connected to the router via Ethernet. This is the set up;
2 laptops running Vista connecting wirelessly
2 desktop PC'S running Windows XP connecting direct to ZyXel adsl wireless modem router via ethernet cables
1 desktop PC running XP connecting wirelessly

The idea is to enable all PCs to print to a (non WiFi) laser printer connected to one of the desktop PCs which in turn is connected to the router with an ethernet cable

How do I incorporate the ethernet connected PC's into the 'network'?


A:Solved: Mixed ethernet/ WiFi Network assistance please!

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I have two network adapters in Windows 10 one wifi for connecting to internet and one Ethernet for local network.
I need to configure wifi adapter to public network and Ethernet to private network but i can't.

Inverse it work ( wifi to private and Ethernet to public ) but I don't need that.
(only wifi adapter have option to be discoverable by others pd in Network Settings -> advanced options )

I need to share files by Ethernet AND NOT by wifi.

Any suggestion?

Thank you

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I have a Win 7 system. Everything was working, until a few days ago, and then the Ethernet connection stopped. The activity LEDs work, but the Ethernet will not connect. The Wifi works fine through the same router as the Ethernet is plugged into.

Here is what I did so far.Rebooted PC (full power cycle)
Rebooted router
MSCONFIG to disable all unknown services and apps
Replaced Ethernet cable
Tried a different port
Confirmed Ethernet driver is latest version
Deleted Ethernet driver anyway and reinstalled
Reset IP Stack
Set TCP/IPv4 to static IP and defined the DNS server
Confirmed the adapter's advanced settings were correct
Connected to a USB Ethernet adapter that I know works (and has worked before on this PC)

Nothing I did in the above list worked - Ethernet does not connect. The activity LEDs are working. The Network Connections shows a plugged-in Ethernet as an Unidentified Network.

Here is the IPCONFIG/ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : London
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 2C-27-D7-B2-89-E5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Windows 7 - Unidentified Network on Ethernet - Wifi works fine

What router is it and have you tried plugging your modem into the pc it self to after rebooting both devices sans router? Could your router have like enabled mac filtering perhaps?

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My issue seems to be similar to this thread. I have the same laptop(samsung model NT-RV511-A63D), with no working drivers for the Ethernet Controller, Network Controller, and PCI Simple Communications Controller.

Additionally, under Network Adapters, it only lists a pair of Bluetooth devices. I tried manually installing the network adapter using the .inf included in the downloads from that thread, but selecting that in the Add Hardware menu just makes a ping sound. No error message, no other response, just a musical "ding" when I hit Open.

As it is now the machine won't recognize any wireless networks and plugging in an ethernet cable gives no response either (the port itself doesn't light up so I assume it's missing some software for it). The Korean Samsung site has a downloads page for that model laptop, but it only includes touchpad drivers and a BIOS update that requires an internet connection.

Device Manager

Speccy Summary

Speccy Motherboard

Speccy Network

If there's any other info I need to supply let me know.

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I have a wired client server network, and I want to implement wireless access. Currently, the network is a mess. The network consists of a single server and multiple hubs setup around the building that then connect to the ports in each room, the typical setup. Wireless setup has been attempted by placing wireless routers throughout the building, but by no means have they been properly configured. The routers' DHCP servers have been left on and are now creating problems because they are trying to assign IP's to the wired connection. I assume by turning off the routers' DHCP server that the server should take over, but then it appears that the wireless computers can't establish an IP. The routers being used are mostly Linksys, and there are a few D-Link. Is it okay to use a normal home network router? What is the correct way to configure the router so that it merely broadcast a wireless signal and doesn't conflict with the DHCP server? Would access points make more sense? If you haven't deduced yet, I am not in charge of the network I am just the one looked to to find the problem. The person who is in charge knows very little besides what they have learned in a few classes and they are hardly ever around. I myself know only basic networking. That meaning not much more than what you learn for A+ certification and from home and small network experience. Any help or suggestions that could set me on the right track would be much appreciated.

A:Wireless Router DHCP Conflict

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I got 2 Windows 2000 Small Business Servers connected to my network. First one (from now on Server 1) provides network access to local computers (1 network port connected to WAN and the other one to LAN). So local computers use this server as an gateway. Server 1 also has a FTP server installed on it.

The second Windows 2000 SBS (from now on Server 2), is connected to LAN and provides local computers DHCP service. Server 2 also has network shared hard drives for backups etc.

Now.. The DHCP service on Server 2 dies/stops, because it finds that a DHCP server on Server 1 is running. But there aint a DHCP running on Server 1. I believe there used to be a DHCP server on Server 1. These servers have been running for ages and with the company moving from one place to another, things have changed.

I personal joined the company 2 years ago so I dont know the exact history of what has ran on the servers at one time.

I disabled the DHCP client, DNS client and other services, on Server 1,that I thought could cause the conflict. But nothing seemed to work.

What should I check? What services could cause the problem?

Thanks for your help,

A:DHCP conflict between 2 Windows 2000 SBS's

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I have a Cisco 3750 running DHCP. We have a lot of guest users on the network, so the DHCP conflict table fills up quickly, and when it does, users can not get on the wireless network. I have to go in and clear the DHCP conflict log. (clear ip dhcp conflict *) and the problem is resolved. I see in the Cisco documentation if you don't have a DHCP database agent configured you should disable that log. I just want to make sure what the steps are and the ramifications are of disabling that log. Would IP address's still be freed up to use on the network? It also said about enabling 'ip dhcp ping' so DHCP will ping the address first to see if it's available. Any recommendations?

A:Cisco DHCP Conflict log filling up

I did this before on a 6500 switch. I forget what I did in terms of the actual parameters. I'll have to look at my notes. But I thought by default, the switch will do a ping test to check to see if the address it wants to give out is available. If not, I would definitely invoke this. The other thing I would do is look into shorten the lease time because these are guest devices and shouldn't be on your network for an extended period of time. Depending on how your network is set up, I wouldn't be too scared about using lease times of maybe 1 to 2 hours. The only issue is the lease renewal chatter but if the number of hosts on your network is small and there isn't a lot of traffic moving around, I would definitely give it a go. To double check to make sure everything is ok, I would check CPU utilization to make sure the switch isn't getting hammered.

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My home network uses a Netgear WNDR3400 wireless router. Most of the time everything works just fine. Occasionally, however, the router appears to assign the same DHCP IP address to two separate wireless devices, one of which is always my desktop computer.

The last time, my wife's Android had the same IP as my computer, and we had alternate access to the network at about 20-second intervals. Another dual assignment was my desktop and my daughter's Wii.

The only method to fix this seems to be to turn off the conflicting devices and reboot the router. Then when the devices are turned back on they get their proper independent IP assignments.

Is this typical, with six or eight devices sharing Internet access, a problem with the router, or something in my computer that 'demands' a duplicate IP address or does not let the router know it has an assignment?

A:DHCP Conflict - dual IP assignment

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Dear all,

laptop:: Lenovo X61s 3G L7700
OS version: windows Vista business Sp1
tcpip.sys version: 6.0.6001.22167
wifi: Intel 4965AGN. Standard Gigabyte intel ethernet 82566MM

At my 2 homes using ADSL routers, there are absolutely no problems with network connection by wifi or ethernet. However, blue screen occurs when I bring this laptop to university and connect to the network via either ethernet or wifi. This happened to me a few months back. It crashed EVERY TIME when a network connection was attempted. It did not matter whether I updated my drivers on both wifi or ethernet cards. Whenever I bring it to either of my2 homes, no blue screen ever occurs.

It also happens when I attempt to connect to free wifi network in the airport. It crashes again with EXACTLY the same problem. I have to admit that I do not even where to start looking for the problems. System restore did not solve this either. I ran the WinBug analysis. It pointed towards tcpip.sys. My sys ver is at the top of this message.

I have now attached minidump for your kinda reference. Would appreciate if someone can point this to the right direction. I am seriously thinking of downgrading this to XP, since it had NEVER happened to XP.


WinBuG analysis:

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.9.0003.113 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\vincentyip\Desktop\Mini011709-09.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available... Read more

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Debating on going wireless or not: Have an Asus M4A87TD EVO that has RTL8111E PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2. So Gigabit, Im thinking at least 100/1000. I am wire into my router which puts out high speed and low ping to wireless. Standard Ethernet cables supply the data pipeline, not sure what the transfer speed is on them, If anyone can let me know that would be great.
I have been eyeballing the super speed ethernet cables, but not sure if it would solve the ping issues I have with desktop, (being too high), and the cost for a 15' line.
Tried finding a wireless card that handles N+network and 5.0Ghz for my dual band.

1. What is the standard ethernet cable speed?
2. Can the standard ethernet cable from router to computer be causing high ping? (have second computer with 3' cable, same issue)
3. Would it be better to go wireless and forego the wired ethernet cable?
4. What wireless card would you recommend?

A:Network speed and ethernet cable questions with wifi card question


1- what kind of cable? cat 5, cat5 E, cat 6?

2-Yes if cheap, old, or not shielded.

3-Not if you are transfering large amounts of data on your internal LAN

4-An 802.11 "N" card

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I change between multiple WiFi networks several times a day. I have had this computer (Tecra Z50-A1503, Win7 64) for two years now. It never had problems changing between WiFi networks. I would put it to sleep at one network and wake it again at the new location and it would connect to the new network, refresh its DHCP settings, and be on the network with no problem.

Then, a few months ago, it stopped doing this. It will successfully connect to the new network as before, but it will keep the same IP address as the previous network it was on.

I can turn the WiFi off and on but it doesn't help. I have to actually go to the adapter settings screen, disable the Wireless network adapter, and re-enable it. Then it will reconnect and acquire the new IP address.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the Wireless NIC drivers, made sure I had the latest drivers, but it hasn't helped.

I think this whole thing started when I turned on the Bluetooth. But I have it off now and it still has the IP-non-refresh problem.

Anyone have any ideas?

Please don't tell me to run a script to disable and re-enable. I know I can do that. I did that in Windows 98, but this is not Windows 98 any more.

I know that this automatic switching from one network to the next can and does work, so please help me find a way to restore it.

A:Win7-64 WiFi won't get new IP on network change

FYI, ipconfig /release + ipconfig/renew does work to make it refresh the DHCP at the new network. But I don't want to do that in a script either. It was and should be doing that automatically.

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We are in need of some serious help here.

We are having issues giving IP's to both motorola modems and then the actual clients behind them at a remote location. We got motorola coming in to ensure the BSR1000 we have handling the cable internet in a particular area is setup correctly but we are having to use a Windows 2000 Server to do the DHCP on that end for that area. (This is a Wireless Internet Service provider). Since switching to fibre we've had a heck of time with the 3 Class C IP ranges we got from them. Spent 2 days setting up a openBSD server on our main office end but I am having issues figuring to how to get the Windows 2000 Server to give DHCP for on a subnet (for these motorola modems) and then the computer IPs for the subnet.. something about BOOTP relaying maybe? NBever had to set that up. Can it all be done with the one server? Or should I set the motorolas to be on something like subnet so we won't need to relay over the 2 subnets... anyways nothing is getting an IP address at the moment.

Please keep in mind if any of this makes no sense it's probably cause after only 6 hours sleep since Friday... I think I'm seeing stars..


Oh we gave the DHCP Windows 2000 Server the IP of on the subnet... if that helps

A:DHCP Relaying over 2 subnets.. advanced question

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I have just set up a new Win7 computer and am trying to access the HD across a home wireless network from my XP laptop. XP can see the Win7 but it is asking for USER NAME and PASSWORD. I put in, what i think is, my user name on the Win7 in the dialog box and then put in the password that I use to log into the Win7 when I boot it up but it rejects these. I went to look on the Win7 for user name and password and can't seem to find it in PROPERTIES of COMUPTER.

Can anyone help me with where the info it's asking for can be found?



A:How do I identify my user name to log onto Win7 from XP across network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Make sure that you have identical user names and passwords on both Windows 7 and XP computers if you wish to access each computer. If you have created and/or own the computers you would have been an Admin and able to create the User Accounts. Here's a tutorial on how to access and create a user account in Windows 7.

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hi everybody,
i installed vista x64 recently, everything works fine except one thing, the network admin. installed mikrotik proxy server, i used to configure my ip manually(in XP and he installed the server right after i installed vista so i wasn't able to try in XP) so if any conflict happened, the connection isn't interrupted, but now, as i get automatic ip address, when any conflict happened, the connection is lost, it returns only after diagnose and repair. i tried disabling ipv6 like some suggested, but nothing happened and sometimes the whole connection stops working, so how to fix this?
the other problem is that after installing any windows update, the network connection is lost, i found that all of the internet and network services are not working and when trying to running them, errors appear, like "can't start this service, depending service is not running" and other times, error messages with number appear, but can't remember them. so why does this happened?

A:ip conflict, no automatic renewal, DHCP lost and other things!!

ok, after searching for more than a week, i found that the cause of all these problems, is installing the tcp/ip limit patch on vista. anything that is done after the patch is installed may lead to stopping the network and internet connections.

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Is there any sort of advanced options when a file conflict is encountered when copying files? The "Skip x file(s) with the same date and size" option is nice, but I'd often like to skip files which only have the same size and the date may be the same or different - it's unimportant. Is there any way to do this? It would also be nice if, when copying a folder for example, it would display specifically which file was being transferred at the time.

A:Copy Files Conflict Advanced Options?

Take a look at TeraCopy, may do what you want.

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I've been trying to configure my network so i can use hamachi, and one of the steps is to move hamachi top the top of the list in Advanced Settings -> Adapters and Bindings, but the thing is, there's just one item there, called (remote access connections).

I'm puzzled on what that means and how/if i can fix it

Any help/insight would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Can't see anything under Network Connections -> Advanced -> Advanced Settings

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Has anyone used an Ethernet Bridge or a Powerline Internet Network (similar to Ultra U12) which uses the household AC outlets for transferring Internet from a modem to another location? I am using one and it works well most of the time but occasionally it drops off and I am not sure what causes the failure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Ethernet Bridge

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I just moved into a new place that already had working (free) Internet. I hooked up an Ethernet cable from my computer to the Ethernet port on the wall and loaded a website, then it crashed. I tried to fix it but it's some jerry-rigged setup that's beyond my networking comprehension. I talked to the previous resident and he said that he used the wifi for years with no issue.

Here's the setup the best I can explain it: Outside there's an old satellite with a wire that leads into the basement. This wire leads to a Linksys wireless-b Ethernet bridge (wet11 v2). An Ethernet cable is plugged in to that device and is then plugged into an Ethernet port in the wall (LAN?). On the second story there's a panel in the wall that houses a Linksys router that I believe the bridge is connected to. That router is then connected to a Wireless Netgear router that the wifi on my phone would connect to.

I've tried unplugging everything to reset it, but that hasn't fixed the issue. I've been down in the basement trying to connect the Ethernet bridge via on a laptop with an Ethernet cable plugged directly from the laptop to the bridge. The internal browser-based configuration utility won't pop up though, so I can't even try to configure it.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I've got some pictures of the setup I can send someone via my phone if that would help. Thanks for the help!

A:Ethernet Bridge Help!

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my old asus machine had 2 ethernet ports on it. one was a 3com incoming and the other was a nforce bridge out. So heres the question

can i take my new core 2 duo machine, drop my netgear wireless pci card in it, and make a bridge or whatever so then i could run out of its ethernet port into my a64 machines ethernet in port? is this possible?

i dont mind if the internet is slightly slower to the a64 box, i just want it to stay on my network as a media server/ storage.


A:using pc as ethernet bridge

Yes, you can bridge network interfaces no problem.
It would make more sense to get a $10 switch (or an old used hub for free).

I hope you know the differences between routers/switches/hubs and the difference between routing and bridging.

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hello, my motherboard has 2 ethernet ports, one goes to my main router, the other is empty

i want to hook up another wifi router to my pc to create another wifi access point.

i was able to bridge both ethernet ports and get my host computer to obtain the static ip settings i need, but how do i setup the other part (the router)

my computer currently has
ip -
sub -
gate - (dd-wrt)

i would like the router hooked to my pc to be and dhcp from there
any help is greatly appropriated
thank you

A:ethernet sharing bridge


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Hey - I know its possible but I'm not sure if you can do it with an everyday router.

Basically my main Internet hub is in my room I would like my D-Link router to pick up the 'Wireless' connection and redistribute it as an ethernet hub If that makes sense.

So you get this:

INTERNET HUB ---> connected to PCs/wireless etc via Wifi --> Also connected to a D-link router --> redistribution of internet by router via ethernet

The reason I ask is if its possible its going to avoid me putting stupid ethernet cable through the house in order to get internet on my TV....

Thanks in advance.

A:Is it possible to bridge lans without ethernet?

If the D-Link router supports "Wireless Bridge" or "AP Client" mode then you can do it.

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