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Q: Wireless and Ethernet not connecting

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was May 20th, I've neglected this computer for a while, and now the antivirus programs (Malwarebytes, Comodo) are out of date.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

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

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A: Wireless and Ethernet not connecting

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

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

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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A:Connecting via ethernet but not wireless- laptop only

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

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This is a 2week old laptop is able to connect through the internet through my school's and home's wireless network. Plus I can use the school's ethernet cable, no problem. However, my laptop does not recognize my laptop in my home's network. It always responds (ethernet cable connected) as a unidentified network). I have tried the using several methods that have worked for people but none of these have worked for me:

1) I've made sure the wireless router firmware is up to date.
2) I've made sure the IP and DNS look ups are automatically under both TCP/IPv6 and TCP/IPv4)
3) I've turned off firewalls.
4) I've checked to make sure that my Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet was working properly.

here is my ipconfig /all & PING tests

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-70-F4-3A-D3-56
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b865:8479:af87:35a2%19(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Solved: Not connecting with ethernet but only wireless

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I've been trying to use my laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Y580) as a wireless adapter for my Xbox 360 by bridging the LAN/Wireless networks and connecting the Xbox to the laptop via Ethernet. The wireless works fine normally, but when I plug the Ethernet cable into the computer, the laptop automatically disables WiFi and changes to a LAN connection. It doesn't give any options whatsoever to reconnect to wireless, just forces me to use the Ethernet connection. As soon as the cable is removed the wireless connection returns, but for what I'm trying to do to work, I need both LAN and wireless to be working simultaneously, and the wireless providing the Internet connection. I've also tried connecting the laptop to a router via Ethernet and received the same result, so I'm pretty sure it's something on the laptop that's causing it. Is there a way to change this so the laptop can use the wireless connection while plugged into another device via Ethernet? Thanks to all who respond.

A:Connecting via Ethernet disables wireless connection

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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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· OS - Windows 10, 64-bit
· originally Windows 7
· Windows 10 installed via free upgrade
· Age of system: 2.5 years
· Age of OS installation: 3 months, have not re-installed
· CPU: Intel Core i5-3317U, 1.7GHz
· Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000
· System Manufacturer: Lenovo
· Exact model number: Lenovo IdeaPad U310, model name 4375
· Laptop
Basically, I've moved into a university residence and paid for Internet access, but when I plug in using the ethernet cable or try to connect to the wireless network (the router is TP-Link TLWR700N), my computer gives me the sad face and restarts. It can't restart successfully if I leave the ethernet cable in, either. The moment it crashes seems to be when it identifies the network (because it'll say 'Identifying...' for a bit first, and before I activated my internet it would just stay on 'Identifying...' forever).
I'm going to be out for a couple hours but when I come back I can add any additional details that are needed, just let me know.

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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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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.

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

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Last week or so, we had a storm, and devices got unplugged. Internet service was out briefly. Wireless internet came back shortly after, but my desktop and our PS4 both can't connect to the internet via ethernet, and I can't figure out why. I've done the usual stuff: power cycle, tried out other ethernet cords, etc. Comcast has said that it's not on their end, and our wireless signal is fine, so we're clearly getting signal through the modem and out through the router. My desktop is plugged into a different modem, but also won't connect to the one attached to the router. A hard reset of the modem didn't help, whether through the button or through the configuration settings. My desktop is claiming that there's no ethernet cable plugged in, though there definitely is. I'd suspect a broken port if the PS4 weren't having the same issue. I've tried a few things on the desktop, including installing the most recent drivers for the network adapter, rolling back the driver, disabling/renabling, and just deleting it and let it reinstall one on restart, and trying to reset the IP stack. I'm posting links to screenshots of some of the command prompt commands I've tried, and the results. They vary a little bit, I've gone into the registry to enable some permissions after access was denied. Any ideas you can send my way are greatly appreciated.
http://i.imgur.com/kK6y2mE.png http://i.imgur.com/lVWm470.png
Link to my computer model: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883258020
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A:Wireless internet works, multiple devices not connecting via ethernet

Welcome to the forum on a none working of from a CNC prompt type ipconfig /all. Then tracert post both results

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

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

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

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

Many thanks in advance.


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I'm trying to connect my Macbook Pro to PC Windows 10. I have an ethernet cable running between them and have configured them as follows:
Configure IPv4: Manually
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
DNS Server:,

PC Windows 10:
Use the following IP Address:
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway
DNS Server:,

So these settings above let me connect but only if my wifi is active on both computers. However, the minute my wifi is deconnected they don't speak to each other. How do I get this to work not over wifi, as I need the ethernet to make this work as I need fast speeds over my cat 6 cable.

Please can anyone help me? Thanks in advance

A:Connecting Mac to PC via Ethernet

Both devices need to be connected to an Ethernet Switch or Ethernet hub.

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


A:Connecting ethernet to ATM

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

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

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

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

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

A:Ethernet/IP not connecting

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

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

A:connecting pst to ethernet on pc

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

EDIT: here it is,

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

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Hello Guys,

I am having trouble with my wireless connection. It was working fine till a couple of days back and then started acting up. Let me explain the problem in detail.

System connects to the router. It shows full signal. After 10-15 seconds the wireless gets disconnected. After that the behaviour is quite varied. Sometimes the router itself is not recongnized. Sometimes the router is recognized but the system doesnt connect. If I force it to then it again says cannot connect to a hidden network. After a while maybe 4-5 mins later it recongnizes and tries connecting again sometimes it succeeds sometimes it doesnt.

My System Specifications are given below.

1. Samsung Ultrabook Series S - Model NP530U3C-A01UK
2. Processsor - Intel COre 5-3317U CPU @1.70 Ghz
3. Windows 7 Hope Premium - 64 Bit OS
4. Wireless Network Adaptor - Intel Centrino Advaced N-6235
5. ROuter - Thomson
6. 6GB RAM

A Little bit about my Home network
There are 5 devices connected usually. My Wife's PC which is a Dell Inspiron and runs on Windows 7 Home premium, My Ipad, 2 of our Smart Phones and My PC. Every other device currently works fine except mine. So looks like the problem is with my system rather than the router or network provider.

Remedies I have tried and failed
1. Updated the Network Driver by downloading and installing it from Intel Website
2. From the ROuter side manually changed the channel to see if that has an effect
3. FLushed my DNS, tried to release and ren... Read more

A:Connecting to Wireless Router keeps connecting and disconnecting

I hate to say it, but since you have done everything I would have done, its possible the wireless adapter is broken/not functioning correctly. Is the product still under warranty? Especially since you stated that other devices connect just fine.
So its probably not the router.
The only other thing I can think of to try would be to buy another wireless router and test it with that.
If you have no problems, something is amiss.
You could also set your router back to factory defaults and try again.

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I'm trying to use a router to establish a wireless connection with a machine running XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2. I've connected successfully in the past with other machines (including now, as I write this), so it doesn't seem to be the router or the modem that's the problem. What's more, it's not XP, since there's another machine that can connect fine.

So, I'm stumped. I've contacted both my ISP and the manufacturer of the router, but not much help there.

Any thoughts? The machine sees the wireless connection fine, will attempt to connect and will actually say that it was successful in connection -- but there's no access to the internet and the status is actually limited or no connectivity.

A:Solved: wireless/router says it's connecting but not actually connecting

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

A:10/100 Ethernet/Wireless Ethernet PCI combo

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

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

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

did a clean install and updated the network drivers.

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

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

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

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-C1-AB-3E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:ethernet & wifi not connecting, but it is

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

A:Connecting Laptop to Ethernet

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

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

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

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

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

A:problems connecting to ethernet

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

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

A:10/100 Ethernet Connecting Two Computers

Luke007 said:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Any help would be appreciated .

A:Ethernet cable not connecting

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

xp pro on desktop, xp home on laptop


A:connecting 2 computers with ethernet

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

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

A:Connecting my ethernet cord...

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

A:Connecting usb ethernet adapter???

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

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

Howdy awds...


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

And see what happens...

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

A:ethernet not connecting to internet.

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


A:Need help connecting a 2nd Ethernet Adapter!

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


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

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

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

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I was trying to directly connect a Macbook and a PC with a standard ethernet cable.. without a router.
Set the IP ad subnet mask on the PC to

and on the Mac

all basic stuff.

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

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

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

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

A:(Redirected) connecting to the ethernet

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

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

A:help with connecting to internet via ethernet

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

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

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

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they expe... Read more

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Hi, i need a solution for this problem:

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

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

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

Router A is configured as a DHCP server

what router configuration should i choose for router B?

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

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

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

Thank you in advance for those who can help.

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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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Hi all,

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

Does anyone know if such device exists?



A:Connecting an ADSL USB Modem to an Ethernet Hub

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

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while trying to hook my PC up to the internet by ethernet im coming across the problem that my internet is running at a very slow speed. this has never been an issue in the past. i tried replacing the ethernet cable, restarting the connection, and doing a "repair" on it. Im running windows xp and i tried running a network diagnostic. This is what it came up with:

under "network adaptors" it says FAILED
further under it everything passed except:

DefaultIPGateway = subnet) (FAILED)
DHCPServer =
DNSSeverSearchOrder (FAILED)

any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

A:Connecting to internet by ethernet - problems

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I have a (nearly worthless) Verizon Wireless Broadband Card.
But have been in a hotel for awhile with free internet, so have been connecting using their Ethernet (cable from wall connector to my computer).

My old computer is here (Windows XP Home) , and I am currently using their Ethernet service to type this. So the service, wall connector, cable, are all working.

But on my newer computer (Windows Vista Home Premium) , which is what I've been using the Ethernet on for months, the service stopped connecting to the internet yesterday.

Periodically the hotel ethernet will stop working. If I put my cursor on the dual computer icon in my system tray during such times , it says "Local Only". When the internet connection is working, it will say "Internet and Local".

Since yesterday, the hotel ethernet is working again. Confirmed as mentioned by my being on the internet right now using the Ethernet with my old computer. Also confirmed with hotel staff.

But the new computer still says "Local Only" when I plug in the Ethernet cable.

I could not discover the problem, so I did a System Restore to about 3 days ago, in case a setting had been changed somehow.
But the restoral made no difference - it still says "Local Only".

Help please.

A:Ethernet mysteriously not connecting with internet.

Open Device Manager and see if there are any red x's or yellow flags next to the network adapter. If there are you need to load the drivers for the network adapter. If it is ok, open a command prompt and type the following without the quotes and paste the results back here, "ipconfig /all".

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Hey there,

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

I have done the following:

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

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

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

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

I have Vista.

A:Connecting Ethernet Crashes Computer

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

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

i have:

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

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


links would be appreciated

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Hi there everyone! Hope you can help me with my annoying dilemma!

Just made an ethernet cable long enough to connect my two computers and plugged it in.
Computer1----->Computer2------>wireless connection to the router

All i want to do is file sharing, as i have music ect on computer two which i want to use through computer 1, the LAN shows its connected, ive set the workgroups to the same, but neither computer has any IP information when i click on the status of the connection.

Any help will be much appreciated, and sorry if this is a daft question.


p.s. i remembered the pin swap, so it is a crossover cable!

One computer is running XP pro, and the other computer is running XP home, my router is acting as the DCHP server, but basically i want the ethernet connected computer to run independant of the network.

Its only going to be used to watch the music/video off the computer that its plugged into, and connecting it to the wireless network would severely cap my speed!

Any helps appreciated, thanks

A:Solved: Connecting computers via ethernet

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