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Ethernet unplugged when trying to use wifi

Q: Ethernet unplugged when trying to use wifi

My Wifi Connection keeps dropping, I'm using a usb adaptor on a gaming desk top and the internet comes on and then randomly disconnects again? When I open the Network sharing center it shows my usb adaptor and ethernet unplugged realtek gaming family controller? I don't want a wired connection I want to use the wifi? Any ideas?

When it disconnects from the internet in the corner it still shows the wifi as being connected? but the page loads saying hmm we can't reach this page . I have windows 10 and it's a brand new built pc.

Please help!

Thanks

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As stated in the title, the Network icon on the taskbar in the bottom right, always shows the disconnected Ethernet, even while I am connected to wifi. I've also tried connecting it via the Ethernet port, and it still shows the disconnected Ethernet icon. Also, not sure if this is related or not, but at every boot, windows tries to install an unidentified-unnamed device. I will post screenshots of the problems.

Here's the screenshots.

A:Internet Taskbar Icon shows Ethernet unplugged when connected via wifi

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NickFizzer


As stated in the title, the Network icon on the taskbar in the bottom right, always shows the disconnected Ethernet, even while I am connected to wifi. I've also tried connecting it via the Ethernet port, and it still shows the disconnected Ethernet icon. Also, not sure if this is related or not, but at every boot, windows tries to install an unidentified-unnamed device. I will post screenshots of the problems.

Here's the screenshots.



If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it will help me to see the adaptor that is causing the problem.

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So for the past month or two i've been trying to get my computer hooked up to the internet with a cable (currently using wireless) but every time i plug it in as my local area connection it says it is unplugged. When I click connect to a network none are found and the troubleshooter says i don't have my Ethernet cable plugged in.

I have tested this cable on my mothers laptop which is XP and it worked, I tried it on my desktop/laptop and it did not work, i am using windows 7.

thanks.
 

A:Ethernet cable unplugged.

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I have been using my lap top using an Ethernet or wireless to go online. A few weeks ago I went out of town and was trying to hookup at the hotel internet connection and kept telling me the Ethernet cable was unplugged even after plugging it in. I was told by their tech to change some settings in the Network Connection. I was not able to go online and i gave up.

Since then i cannot connect thru the Ethernet(cable) and the light on the side by the connection does not light. Any ideas?

I have an XP Hope edition, 1.8mhz and about 450 meg of RAM.
 

A:Ethernet cable unplugged

If there aren't any lights, the problem is either hardware related or the device isn't detected by the computer. Verify it's detected in the BIOS (if applicable) and Device Manager. Reinstall drivers.
 

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I have a 'Madge Smart 16/4 PCI Ringnode Mk2' ethernet slot, anyways I have a tiscali speedtouch modem (with no ethernet slot) so I have plugged the USB into the back of the computer and then connected an ethernet cable to the computer and then to the xbox 360, and the computer keeps saying 'a network cable is unplugged' ??
 

A:Ethernet 'A Network Cable Unplugged'

First off make sure you are using a crossover cable inbetween your computer and the xbox, also make sure your xbox is actually on, and having the xbox look for a connection could probaly help. You will have to manuely have to set up the connection on the xbox to use a crossover cable (most common are 192.168.1.1 for the computer and 192.168.1.2 for the xbox, this is the needed IP address) then you will have to setup a subnet mask and probaly a gateway. It would probaly just be eaiser if you went out and bought a router and two patch cables, connect the modem to your computer, then the computer to the router via a patch cable and another patch cable from the router to the xbox. Somehow bridge the connection from the usb to the ethernet (someone else on this form will probaly know how, probaly by internet connection settings) and just setting up the router to have somesort of DNS to automatically give the xbox its address. Im sure somebody else on this site knows a simpler way, anyideas anybody.

P.S. - Make sure your ISP will allow two connections at once.
 

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Please Help!! I cant get a connection to the internet when i open up lan theres a red x when i diagnose lan it says to plug in ethernet cable ive done that but then it says it may be unplugged or broken i even changed the ethernet cable but same problem, so i figured its the driver but that says upto date however when i reinstall it says theres no network adapter installed, i havent installed anything recently and to besure it wasnt because of an microsoft update i even did a system restore please help im connected via mobile this has never happenned before
 

A:ethernet cable unplugged or broken

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Can anyone help?
I am trying to get a local area network set up at home and running the windows xp setup it states that my sis 900 based ethernet adaptor is unplugged. I have to confess that I do not know where to start.
Is a plug/ card not plugged into my motherboard, if so where do I start looking?
Is this a software problem that requires a fix?
Is this a Bios thing?

My internet connection is good and the bridge (ignoring above device) enables me to share the internet, pictures and music between computers via my Belkin router/modem. Tho it seems I have to constantly reload network LAN set up if I turn off computer!!

I was just hoping for a lot more sharing of programs between computers. Is this a realistic hope?
 

A:Unplugged sis 900 based ethernet adapter

It means that net network cable is unplugged. You are either:
- using a wrong kind of cable
- using a bad cable
- using bad drivers (get the latest from the internet)
- having incompatibilities between the two networking devices (try setting the link speed and duplex manually in the NIC properties)
 

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Hello!
I am having difficulties connecting a brand new computer to the internet. I have a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit and currently there are no other programs installed.
When I plug my Ethernet cable to my computer and try to connect to internet it says that my Ethernet cable is not plugged in. However, the cable IS plugged in. And the problem is not in the cable, because the same cable can be used on my other computer (which
has Win XP) and it works fine.
I tried to plug in directly to ISP modem (it has 8 slots and ISP is providing me with 3 IPs) or to the addition router which I have. I get the same 'Ethernet cable is not plugged in' error both ways. Also note that my other computer can connect both directly
on ISP modem and to router (on the same Ethernet cable) and it works fine.
But on my new computer all I get is 'Ethernet cable is not plugged in'. If I am plugged into router I can't even ping it in CMD as I get some general error.
If I type 'ipconfig /all' I get this message:
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap. (some long number/letter serial code):
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
I am using Asus P7P55D-E Pro motherboard and device manager recognizes network adapter as "Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller".
Original driver version was 7.2.1127.... Read more

A:Ethernet cable is unplugged error?

Check the wire contacts in the mainboard's ethernet jack, make sure none are crossed or bent.  If any are, disconnect the power and straighten them out with tweezers.
Check the solder points where the jack connects to the mainboard, make sure they're tight and none of the solder is cracked.  If it is, return the mainboard for a replacement.
Try a different cable - sometimes the slots in the RJ45 plug are just a bit too narrow for the wires in the jack; it may work fine in one jack and not in another.

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Good day.

Yesterday, after my friend finished her computer build, we realized that she never bought a WiFi adapter. To fix this, I let her borrow mine, seeing as my computer is relatively close to my router/modem and I could just hook an ethernet cable up.

However, this is where my issues began. I have the "Network Cable Unplugged" message under my Ethernet, even though I have a cable running from my router to computer. I'll explain what I have tried so far.

1) Replacing ethernet cable > Just bought a new Cat6 cable from Walmart, no dice.
2) Changing the Speed & Duplex option, tried every single speed.
3) Installing new motherboard drivers (for LAN connection), latest appears to be late 2015/early 2016 from the gygabite website.
4) Different ethernet slots on router (tried all four).
5) Checked BIOS settings > LAN is enabled
6) Tried the Ethernet cable with Xbox 360 > Wired connection works!

Another thing to note: I have no flashing lights on the back of my computer by the ethernet slot (when it is plugged in).

Some other important information:
Router: Archer C3200
Modem: ARRIS NVG599
Ethernet Cable: 50 ft Blackweb CAT6 Flat Network cable
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3

I have attached a screenshot that may provide additional information.

Any idea what's wrong? I appreciate your help!
 

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Hello, i got ATT internet a few months ago, and ever since I've had it my wifi, which is connected by Ethernet cable, will go out, like the wifi is still on, but my computer will show that my Ethernet cable is not connected to my computer when in reality it is connected, I've tried multiple cables and the problem still happens, but for my brother, the problem never happens to him on his computer. Does anyone have any ideas as to how to fix this problem, it is very annoying when I'm on the internet and I will get dc'd from everything I'm doing due to this problem, it usually shows that the Ethernet cable isn't plugged in for about 10 seconds and then it re-realizes that it is plugged in. This happens around once every 30 minutes.
 

A:Computer showing Ethernet Cable Unplugged When it really is not.

First thing would be to check that you have the most up to date drivers for your lan connection. Typically you go to the manufactures website and look up your model and check to see if they have new drivers available.
 

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Hey guys, I had a hard drive crash the other week and I got a new one and went on and upgraded to windows 8.1 64bit. Well I had a hard time getting it to work correctly but now it seems to start up fine with no BSOD.

My problem I'm having now, is that my internet will not work on it, unless I plug in a wireless for it.

My mobo is rather old, (msi k9a2 platinum) and it uses a Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller on it. I first tried to go and upgrade the drivers. It said I had the newest. Though upon reading online I see that they have upgraded the driver for the Realtek to the 8.26.218.2014 driver on 2/18/2014. Well I uninstall my old driver, restart the computer then install the new one from the Realtek website. Then do a restart and still nothing.

It looks like the router is getting pinged or something as it will start flashing in the bottom right with the triangle with the ! in it, about three times then go back to the x in the red circle. In the device Manager the realtek pcie gbe family controller doesn't have the yellow triangle with the ! in it showing that something is wrong. But it's not even reading the ethernet cable is plugged in. I tried detecting the problem and that is all it says is to plug the cable in.

I restarted the computer again and noticed that the number showed up on my router that the computer was connected. When the computer was starting windows with the blue windows logo with the balls circling at the bottom, about half way through th... Read more

A:Fresh Install of 8.1, ethernet cable unplugged?

Cannot tell anything from that thumbnail. First off. When you go into the router, does the Network adapter MAC ID show up in the Router ARP table? Have you made sure that you are using a known good Ethernet cable? Are you connecting directly to the router, or from quite a few feet away (ie 25').

Onboard NIC's can go bad. I would try a new NIC. You can get them at Newegg.com for under $10, for the Rosewill cards, which are good cards.

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So for the past few days my internet has be extremely laggy, and when checking my internet connections this comes up:
http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=234456&stc=1&d=1408546672

I have no idea what to do concidering how I have my own wireless connection that seems to be working fine:
http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=234457&stc=1&d=1408546686

When I try an diagnose the problem, every time this comes up:
http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=234458&stc=1&d=1408546697

I have no idea what to do and I can't find anything to help me with this problem, does anyone know what to do? Should I get a new ethernet cable or is this something that can be fixed on my laptop? Incase it helps I use a TOSHIBA Windows 7 laptop
 

A:Local Area Connection and ethernet cable unplugged

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I have the laptop docked with the ethernet plugged in to the back of the dock as well as a keyboard and mouse. When I disconnect the ethernet, the mouse and keyboard stop responding to my input.
I have updated all drivers and downloaded dock drivers as well. Updated BIOS. Any ideas?

A:TB16 - USB devices stop responding after ethernet is unplugged

There's a firmware update for the Ethernet controller on the TB16 and WD15, fyi.  Go to support.dell.com, click Choose from all products > Accessories > Docks > TB16 > Drivers and Downloads, and you'll find it there.

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Reinstalled Windows10Pro x64 this week and all fine. The root cause was the issue with Ethernet Cable Unplugged after Windows 10 upgrade to the most recent version 1607 and all updates.
Got a new router from ISP as thought something may have gone belly up with it after testing second system via LAN, same thing red cross even though connect.
All cables are good and were working pre which ever update caused the issue.
So no Ive reinstalled and still have the problem.
Updated to latest Realtek Drivers :
Realtek
Discovered that the Speed and Duplex being on auto Negotiate results in the red cross on the Ethernet port issue.
Solution to get the LAN connection working was to select 100mbps Full Duplex. Great internet working and router was actually fine.

NOW THE PROBLEM:

My internet is 200mbps and I was getting this fine until a recent windows 10 update. I dont know which one has done this.

Due to the restriction with 100mbps my internet speed is now halved. Not an issue apart from the fact I am paying for 200mbps and this as worked fine since the speed upgrade almost a year ago.

My question is why does the auto negotiate or selecting the 1gbps full duplex result in the Ethernet socket thinking there is no cable connected (red cross).

Two routers can not be wrong both of which are ISP provided with:
Four Ethernet 10/100/1000BaseT ports
I've logged onto the router and cannot see anywhere for checking that 10/100/1000 can be selected/deselected so pretty sure the router is auto... Read more

A:Ethernet Cable Unplugged After Windows 10 upgrade Semi solved

try setting to simplex as that often is the problem duplex means it can send and receive at full speed at the same time and often the router or pc cant maintain that sort of speed and its rare you will want to upload at 200 meg while you downloading

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For the past year and a half, I've been using a Netgear N300 Wireless USB Adapter to connect my home-built computer (with Windows 7) to the wifi from the router on the floor directly below me, and it's worked just fine. But lately, for the past couple of weeks, often when I get up in the morning, my little networking icon in my system tray has insisted that there are no available connections, or that it can't find any because my ethernet cable is unplugged. I don't even HAVE an ethernet cable on this computer, and I haven't ever.

I have also noticed that it seems to have this problem during the daylight hours. No matter how many times I restart my computer or reset my adapter or physically go downstairs to make sure Dad hasn't bumped a wire, Dad's computer remains perfectly connected and functional while mine mostly just frustrates me. I get a pretty regular inflow of newsletters from various places, and when I wake up in the afternoon and my internet is down, my Gmail shows no new messages any later than 11 AM, and when my computer is magically able to detect a signal again and autoconnects, this magic seems to happen at around 10, 11 PM.

As an experiment, I plugged my old 2005 Presario (with WinXP) back in and hooked the adapter up to it, and it couldn't connect either. So I was sure it was the adapter so I went out and bought a new one, of the exact same model as my old one. And I'm still having this problem.

What is this an... Read more

A:My wireless antenna suddenly insists that my nonexistent ethernet cable is unplugged

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Hi,

i have just recd a replacement laptop after having mine stolen.The new computer is a Toshiba Satellite 660. The problem I have is that the wifi connection works perfectly when plugged into the mains. When I unplug it, the wifi goes very slow and doesnt work.

I have been into my computer to see if there are any modifications I can do, but not found any that work. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

David
 

A:problem with wifi connection when unplugged

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More recently this problem began, I have had this laptop for almost 3 years... When I don't have my laptop plugged in I can connect to the wifi for a couple of minutes and then I get a red x or a star over the wifi icon in my bar.  I lose all internet connectivity until I plug the laptop in.  This is very frustrating, as I sometimes am unable to plug in and still need to be able to access the internet.  When I am plugged in I have absolutely no issues.  Please help!

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I have a Linksys WRT160N conencted to a pc, Windows Vista
I can connect it to my ipod but after a few hours or so, it disconnects and I can get to reconnect again.
"Unable to connect to network "........"

It works after I unplug it and replug it.
 

A:Wifi disconnects and needs to be unplugged and replugged

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

router
CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06
modem
THOMPSON DCM 475

motherboard
SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version 11.45.4.3

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?

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Hi! After moving to a new home, I'm having trouble getting a wired connection working. Same modem and router as the previous home, same PC. Different ISP, but both are Shaw cable re-packagers.

router
CISCO Linksys E900, Factory Reset, with latest firmware 1.0.06
modem
THOMPSON DCM 475

motherboard
SAPPHIRE Pure Black P67 Hydra
USB adapter
USB wifi, Dlink DWA-160
Operating system
Windows 7 64
Ethernet Adapter
Marvell Yukon 88E8057 Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
latest driver version 11.45.4.3

I have only a PC and an android connected, occasionally and android tablet as well.

The PC can connect via wifi, if ethernet is disabled and then modem, router, PC restarted, but I can't seem to figure out a way to get the ethernet connection to work. I've tried DHCP and Static IP configurations, and I've tried connecting the ethernet directly to the modem instead of the router, but to no avail. I believe I've managed at times to access the router from the PC (only with static IP), but never the internet as well. I've tried 3 cat 5 cables as well.

Here are some pictures with more details of my config

I've been banging my head against this for 8+ hours...can anyone see what I'm missing?
 

A:Wifi Works, Ethernet doesn't (even with wifi disabled)

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Dear All,

I am using Probook 4330s. My Wireless connectivity looses when I unplug the power adapter.
My Wireless does not work when my laptop is running in battery mode.
Please help.

Regards,
Anbin
 

A:Solved: no WIFI connectivity when direct power is unplugged

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I have a macbook pro and run Bootcamp with Windows XP. The computer is from 2008. When the computer is plugged in the wifi works fine. If I unplug my computer the wifi drops within minutes. If I try to repair the connection or disconnect the computer gives me the BSOD. Any thoughts?
Also, the computer very rarely goes into hibernation - which is a problem. And if it does go into hibernation, it often gives me the BSOD again.
The computer is perfectly fine when I am working on the Apple OS.

Thanks

A:Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes

A normal XP install on a laptop would probably require a driver update for your wireless, but since you are on a Mac, You might get a better answer if you post this in the Mac forum section.

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I have a macbook pro and run Bootcamp with Windows XP. The computer is from 2008. When the computer is plugged in the wifi works fine. If I unplug my computer the wifi drops within minutes. If I try to repair the connection or disconnect the computer gives me the BSOD. Any thoughts?
Also, the computer very rarely goes into hibernation - which is a problem. And if it does go into hibernation, it often gives me the BSOD again.
The computer is perfectly fine when I am working on the Apple OS.

A:Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes [From:Mac]

Being a Windows issue, I'll move this to the Windows forum, we don't know Windows. The Mac forum is for Apple PCs running Apple's OS.

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I'm having some serious issues connecting my Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop to the internet. I'm running Windows XP Home edition. The laptop connects perfectly well to the wireless network: great signal strength, everything seemingly fine (using an IntelProset wireless adaptor). However, there is no actual internet connection: can't load pages, can't check e-mails etc. The wireless adaptor shows no errors, but the local area connection shows the error "network cable unplugged".

Now, here's the puzzle: this happens only on selected wireless networks. Of the four networks I have frequently been using over the past year or so (all in different locations), two work perfectly well with normal internet connection and two suddenly give me trouble. Also, the two giving me trouble worked normally up until a couple of months ago and now I have the problem with any new wireless connections I try to access. I don't think it can be a problem with the actual connections (modems, routers) because other users are having no problems.

I've tried disabling and re-enabling the local area connection ...
I've tried changing the link speed and duplex ...
I've tried updating and reinstalling the driver for my broadcom 440x 10 integrated controller ...
I've tried restoring my system to early February ...

... in short, all the troubleshooting steps I could find related to this problem and all to no avail. I can no longer put up with this littl... Read more

A:Solved: Wifi Issues: Network Cable Unplugged

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Hey so at my apartment complex all I have is wifi available, there seems to be a ethernet port on the wall downstairs but I dont think it works. I was thinking of getting a Wifi to Ethernet adapter but I do not know if that actually will make it so my connection is stable and doesnt get affected by people streaming etc. I notice that it says it would pick up wifi and then I could use my ethernet to connect it to my computer. I don't really understand how all this works. I would like some help figuring out what to do. I can always try that port. or is there something I can plug into that port that would give me a stable connection? I'm running out of ideas. Anything helps. Thanks!
 

A:I only have wifi available at my apartment. will using a wifi to ethernet adaptor help?

you can do that with some devices
BUT I do not think it will make any difference to your issues , as its still using the wireless signal

it will get affected by people streaming

in the LAN connection , have you tried plugging a cable into a laptop ?
 

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Hi all

I've recently had my internet failing on me. I've got a BT Home Hub which i use to connect my computer to (specs in signature) via onboard LAN, as well as my housemates computer and XBox 360 via wireless. Everythings been fine for about 1.5 years but recently after installing a new OS (XP home) on a new hard disk (about 2 weeks after this new setup) ive had the computer tell me that the "network cable is unplugged" when i boot up. Theres nothing wrong with the cable which is slotted properly, or with the onboard LAN (device details says everything is working properly). After 5 minutes or so itll look up an IP address and connect (sometimes itll take a bit longer). its probably not the new installation but i have re-installed a Samsung DVD-ROM drive and MS Office 2003 with the downloaded updates - could these have messed up the onboard LAN somehow?

Its quite annoying that this is occuring since i cant find everything that is obviously wrong, any suggestions would be much appreciated!

my onboard LAN is a Murvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Adpater, Copper RJ-45
 

A:internet problem with ethernet connection - "network cable is unplugged"

In correct settings will give you the same error message. Back track your setup... Remove and reinstall everything, then force a reset by pressing the reset buttton in the back of the cable modem, and the routers, and reboot.
If your devices are all from the same manufacturer, their disc will usually fix them all.
Also, your internet provider can tell a lot by looking into your system from their tech support bench in Las Vegas.
 

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Hi, I have a brand new Dell Precision Workstation with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. I have not been able to connect to networks or the internet. It does not recognize that it is plugged into the network/internet via an ethernet cable. The computer has a Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet adapter which appears to be detected and running normally. However it says "network cable unplugged" even though it is fully plugged in. Does anyone know of a solution or what the problem may be?

A:Network cable unplugged message when using ethernet cable

Is that your only connection? What is your network setup? Are you running through a router or a switch?

Try another cable. That one may be bad.

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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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I have a Wifi channel on my pc, and also on my router.
I have a network printer attached to the router.
Currently my pc is connected to router through ethernet wired connection.

When I need to access the PC from a laptop by Wifi, is it best to use the PC WiFi, or the router Wifi connection, and how do I stop the PC connecting to the router by Wifi if that is enabled on both devices? I presume the ethernet connection is faster, and certainly more reliable.

A:Ethernet and WiFi

Your laptop should connect to the router, the laptop won't even see the desktop's wifi to connect to unless you have configured it to be a hotspot (leave the PC's wifi disabled). Provided both the PC and the laptop are running Win 7 or later OS, you should be able to create a Homegroup so that you can share files between the 2 computers.

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MOUSE: CyberpowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
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i have a question that i have been looking for weeks now,

i have a laptop running xp ue v6 sp2 edition and have ethernet port and wifi port

both work

but on certain places i can have ethernet pluged in plus i have another wifi network that i can also connect

so when i go to cmd i check ipconfig and it shows two diferent ip addreses for the two connected networks

my question is, how can i control that, i mean

if conection 1 is 300 k
and connection 2 is 300k

how can i make it so that windows will use both at the same time so that i have on direct or indirect downloads 600k ?, is that possible?

please do help me, i have no idea whatelse todo ...

regards from south america

att

Ivan C. alarcon
 

A:How To ethernet plus Wifi help!!

I personally belive (I could be wrong) you can not do that with windows itself. However, I think it is possible thru specail software. John and other guys can give you a better answere.
 

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HI all we had a storm come buy last night so I loged all computers off about 20 min later the power whent out and came back on after some time the problem i am haveing is I can not connect wired in PC's but the laptops well connect wifi but they are slow , and all so my iphone and my SGS4 well not conect wifi
I have reset the 2wire modem from u verse (at&t) do yall think it killed my modem? all lights are on as they sould be , and att tech have no clue whats up.

A:Ethernet wifi

Unplug the modem for 5 minutes, then plug it in. Let us know what happens.

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Can't connect to the internet, things haven't been right since I did an update a few weeks ago - something to do with Realtek. Couple of nights ago couldn't connect. Tried everything within my capabilities to sort this. Now very frustrated as I can't get support or a number to call. Please help!!

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I installed WiFi some time ago, but the Win 7 PC downstairs did not have WiFi capabilities. I bought an adapter and it worked fine for a short time so I bought and installed another adapter. The other night it failed again so I dragged out my Ethernet cable and hooked it up to the PC. I contacted Linksys and went to Office Depot to make sure that I plugged the other end into either the router or the modem.

The original modem and router are connected to my Win 7 desktop which does not have WiFi either.

My Netbook and laptop still have WiFi as does my phone. But I can NOT get Internet on the PC downstairs with the Ethernet cable. I took the second adapter out before attaching the Ethernet cable.

I'm not smart enough to change anything on my ISP settings for that has to be done.

Does anyone have a simple suggestion? Or having any ideas why this is an issue. Should have been a simple connect, I would think.

Before installing WiFi, all of my computers used an Ethernet cable, so why not now?

A:Ethernet vs WiFi

Try resetting your Router .. If that does not help read the Link below ...

How to fix an internet connection

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Hi! Sorry I'm not much of a techie person. I'm having a problem here with the internet. My laptop connects to the WIFI properly but when the PC gets connected, with the ethernet cable, to the internet the wifi connection becomes bad but the signal strength shown is just as strong. thanks! using a windows 7 os btw.
 

A:WiFi and ethernet

Use only one or the other, but not both concurrently.
 

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Greetings.....I just bought an HP desktop refurbished made before wifi was common. Apparently the only way this machine can get internet is ethernet / dsl.....Are there adapters I can buy and plug into a USB port that will pickup my wifi network ?

As always, I am thankful for anyone's time spent in responding......Thank you for reading
 

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I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?

A:WiFi and ethernet together

Originally Posted by SteveS801


I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both WiFi and ethernet in tandem. I'm pretty sure some of you are going to tell me that I can only access the internet through one of these, up to my bandwidth limit, but that's not what I mean.

I'd like to access the internet through my WiFi connection, yet have a wired connection through my router to access the files on the other computers in my house. Is this even possible?



"...Theoretical speed versus actual speed

... Wi-Fi is very convenient, but it does not match the speed and reliability of wired Ethernet.

...though 802.11n can theoretically reach 300 Mb/s, a 100 Mb/s wired Ethernet connection will often outperform it in real-world usage, because wired Ethernet networks perform more closely to their theoretical limits and are less susceptible to outside influences..."​Transporter: Wi-Fi versus Ethernet performance

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Hi,
In the HVAC industry.
In a new location we have set up our usual network system interconecting a number of microprocessors with a main controller. The main controller is connected to the computer via an ethernet port ... it can be assigned a different IP address from the default 169.254.1.1
We need to access the computer from the web and so currently we have a wifi connection via a USB port (DHCP enabled)
The computer is running Windows 7.
It works untill there is a power failure or the computer is shut down (it is normally left on 24/7)
When the computer restarts after a power outage the wifi connection is good (at least sometimes if not all) but we loose our communication with the HVAC controller.
If we shut down the computer, unplug the USB wifi, restart the computer, restart our program (Continuum) and thereby establish communication with the controller we can then plug the wifi back in and both continue operational. We can access the internet, we can be accessed from the internet and we can communicate with the HVAC controller.
Is there a way to set these two ports up such that when the computer restarts (it is set up to restart after a power failure) we have communication with both systems?
If not is there a way to automate this procedure so that it does so on its own ie upon start up the wifi port remains dissabled for some period of time while the computer and windows restarts, restart the Continuum program and then re-establish the wifi?
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A:ethernet and wifi

Try scheduling the tasks so that they are dependant on events like resources becoming available.

(I would have to look it up and work through it as well )
 

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I have a trubleshoot from a few month... I cannot turn my laptop as a Hotspot.. Any kind of softwares are not working....  please Help me for this problem...

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I have a WiFi router connected to the modem, somehow my modem if I connect the Ethernet cable to my laptop if gives me just wired connection, if I disconnect the Ethernet Cable from my laptop and reset the modem it gives WiFi, and if I connect the Ethernet cable, in the network icon says "unidentified network no internet access". If I reset the modem without the Ethernet cable gets back to WiFi
I have tried in command (admin) "netsh winsock reset" netsh int ......" netsh ipconfig...." etc.
nothing seems to work
Modem UBEE
Router Linksys
 

A:ethernet or wifi

hcastro1011 said:


if I disconnect the Ethernet Cable from my laptop and reset the modem it gives WiFiClick to expand...

Why are you resetting your modem ?

hcastro1011 said:


if I connect the Ethernet cable, in the network icon says "unidentified network no internet access"Click to expand...

Looks like your computer didn't get an ip.
Did you try ipconfig /renew ?
 

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Hi everyone,
I'm moving tomorrow and need my internet for my online classes. I currently have a cable modem going through a Belkin 802.11g router of which my ocomputer is the "main" computer. I cannot get cable internet at my new place so I bought a new Belkin wireless N1 desktop network card. I want to install tonight it tonight to make sure it works before I move. That way, if it doesn't work at my new place I'll know if its the configuration or the location that is the problem.

I am not concerned with keeping the home network set up. I'll be flying solo once I'm using the Wi-Fi. I know the box says its a "seamless, quick and easy set up".... but it never really is.

Is there anything that I should do before making the switch that might not be in the setup instructions that it came with?
I would apreciate any suggestions, hints, tips, tricks, cautions or other tech wisdom that you think may be helpful.

I'm running XP SP2 on an HP Pavilion 7915.
Thank you!
 

A:Moving from Ethernet to WiFi

Belkin wireless N1 desktop network card

you should just install with drivers etc
and it should automatically detect wireless signals and give you a prompt to connect

this is useful software to test wireless connections
Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/

BUT
if you cant get cable internet - how is you new place connected to the internet - via DSL/ADSL etc

you need a connection to the interent somehow
 

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Hopefully this is the correct thread. I'm 69 years old, so patience, please!

I was able to enjoy blistering speed, 72mbs down / 20 mbs up. My old Dell all-in-one went belly up and I had to purchase a new computer.

This coincided with a problem with the BT Infinity broadband where a connection in the box up the street came loose. Now repaired, BT assure me all is OK to our premises and therefore the problem is mine!

Our speed is now hovering around 50mbs down / 13mbs up. This seems to make difference sometimes, especially when both my wife and I are streaming - her to PC and me to iPad to TV via Apple box.

The funny thing is the supposedly ethernet connected PC is giving similar speed results to those of the iPad. That prompted me to wonder whether the desktop PC may be connected via wifi or both wifi and ethernet and perhaps causing a conflict somewhere.

I only need wifi on the desktop to connect to our printer which is always "found" when required.

In a nutshell, is there a simpleton's way to check when I am connected to the BT Home hub using both wifi and ethernet and if both, which one takes precedence?

Thanks.

A:Is my PC connected via wifi or ethernet?

It may be that Wi-Fi and Ethernet are not the issue but the speed from the Modem to the WAN/Wide Area Network or known as the Internet. Wi-Fi and Ethernet are usually the connection between computers/devices and the Router which is then connected to the Modem to gain Internet access. The Modem and Router may be in the same box.

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I am a robot programmer and frequently have a robot connected to the Ethernet port. However, these robots are no wifi antennas and thus I would like to use wifi at the same time for the internet connection. To consult the internet, check my mail, play music, etc. I have to detach the ethernet cable and wait for wifi to work, before I have to plug it in again to write code for the robot. This is very annoying, as you can imagine. So far I have tried many options, none resulting in a solution that worked. So, in detail: ProblemWifi disconnects when I connect to a robot controller via ethernet cable.  Tried solutionsSwitch on the wifi adapter while an ethernet cable is attached, but it switches off again automatically.Rearranged the network adapters (network adapters>advanced settings) to let wifi have a higher priority. Still switches off wifi though.Tried changing the advanced settings of the wifi (network adapters>RMB on wifi>Properties>Advanced), see if there was an option to stop it from switching off when ethernet is attached. There was no option like that.Accessed the BIOS settings to see if there was a possibility to stop the system from shutting down wifi when a cable is attached.Bought a USB to Ethernet adapter, but this resulted in wifi switching off as well.Tried to install Lenovo Access Connections, but it is not available anymore for Windows 10 systems.Tried Intel Wireless PROSet, but this gave some weird errors while installing... Read more

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Hi guys, first post here. I don't know much about tech so joined here for help. I moved into a new house (rented) and we have virgin media internet with their infamously reliable super hub

I can connect to the internet fine with an ethernet cable but only get "local" access when attempting with wifi. My friend can get on wifi fine on his laptop and my wifi works fine on other networks which leads me to believe its just some settings that need changing. I will try to attach a picture of my ipconfig with wifi switched on and no ethernet cable in.

Any help on this would be much appreciated, I've googled for hours and hours but nothing anyone suggests on there has worked for me.

Cheers for any replies
 

A:Wifi not working, ethernet does

Is that Cell phone internet your using there. Disabled Wired connections when using WiFi connections don't have both enabled. Also are you sharing internet or WiFi in this building?
 

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Does Ethernet mean a cable is needed?

Does WiFi mean no cable is needed?
 

A:WiFi and Ethernet differences

Ethernet - cable

WiFi - radio signal, no wires.
 

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Hello.
I recently moved in with a friend. I can't see the internet on my wifi list but I can connect with cable. My laptop has no problem connecting or finding other wifi, the only issue is with this one.
I would really like to connect wireless. BTW, my laptop runs Windows 10.
Any help would be appreciated
 

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