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Q: Wireless and Ethernet solutions

Yesterday, due to an additional guest to our house, I had to up and move all of my possessions into another floor and section of my house. I have only one wireless device, and that is laptop. Other than that, I have

Desktop PC (windows 7)
Xbox 360
and a HP C5100 series printer
that all require an ethernet connection to my router... which is back on the other side of the house. I cannot snake a 60 foot ethernet cord to each of these devices. My router is an Apple Extreme bought less than 6 months ago.

How do I give my network devices internet access from across the house? Is there some wireless hub I can buy that translates wireless internet back through ethernet cords that I can set up over this side of my home?

Any questions for specification please ask. Thanks in advance

PS - If I buy a wireless card for my desktop PC, only a year old, would I be able to use that as a router in and of itself? It has extra ethernet ports on the back, so could I hook up my Xbox 360 to it and get network access for my Xbox or printer? Are there any steps to do that?

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A: Wireless and Ethernet solutions

Hello and welcome to the forums.

There are many ways of accomplishing this, personally I solved this problem by employing an Ethernet over mains power solution using this; I find that it is almost completely reliable and you can easily stick a 4 port ethernet hub on the other end for all your devices (some of the more expensive versions have a hub built in).

It works by taking your ethernet signal and sending it through your houses power cabling and then receiving that signal at any socket in your house.

There are other options but personally I think this is one of the best.
In answer to your question about your WLAN Card being used as a router then the answer is yes.

You can set it up as an ad hoc network on any version of Windows or if you are running Windows Seven you can use this nice little program called Connectify which accomplishes the same thing but is much more versatile and easier to manage.

I hope this answers your questions.

Oli

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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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Hi guys. So when I turned on my desktop today, I got the limited network sign. I am using Powerline, so it showed as Ethernet, just as usual. I had the powerline adaptors unplugged, since I moved my PC to another room for a day, and then back again in the old place where it used to work perfectly. Technically, the only thing I've done with the Powerline adaptors is unplugging them for around 24 hours, and then put them back in the exact same sockets. They are not in any kind of power strip, just plugged directly into the wall.
So here is what I have tried to do so far:

Restarting and replugging everything.Used Wi-Fi on the same, as well as another computer, to test if it worked (it did on both devices)Using an Ethernet cable directly from the modem/router to a laptop (worked)Re-pairing the two powerline adaptors several times (showed on the indicator lights that both were connected, just not transfering any data
Do you guys have any suggestions to what I can do to solve my problem?
My powerline kit is the PA-TL6010
When I try to troubleshoot the Ethernet connection, it says the following: "Ethernet doesn't have a valid IP configuration". Could that make it so it's easier to solve the problem?

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Hi

So basically I have a 2TB external stationary hard drive to back up all my work data.

I have a Macbook which allows me to do that automatically Through time machine. I also have a Desktop PC.I intend to back up files easily from these 2 computers.

The hard drive supports USB connection. and I'm looking towards a wireless/ LAN based backup solutions without getting a new Wifi ready hard drive such as the ridiculously expensive overpriced "time capsule" by apple.

are there any USB adapters that is wireless or uses wifi as a transfer method? Anything alternative to sticking a USB port directly into my computer? perhaps something that lets my hard drive connect to a router. I'm looking towards backing data every 3 hours or so. (during working hours)

Basically I'm looking towards a wireless backup solution without getting a wireless ready Hard drive. might be asking for heaven and earth I know, but if there's a solution, i'll appreciate it very much

thanks.
 

A:Solved: Wireless Backup Solutions

Does your router have a usb port? Some routers allow you to plug an external hard drive into them and use them as a NAS drive.
*EDIT* typo
 

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Hello, I hope you are doing well.

Simply put, I need more wireless range in some parts of my apartment.

My ISP is Comcast, and I have their 20-25Mbps cable service. I am connected through a Motorola SURFboard SB5101 cable modem. Currently, I am using a Airlink AR430W Super G™ Wireless Router. Everyone in the apartment uses Windows computers.

Unfortunately, half of my apartment barely gets any of the wireless signal, and therefore, has very, very slow connection. Part of the reason is that there are walls between the wireless router and the computers. I would like to state that the connection is very fast when I'm close to the wireless router.

What is the best and cheapest solution so that everyone can get a decent connection and speed? Is there anything I can do at the moment to help boost the signal? I do have another wireless router (it's a Verizon VZ7501ROUT 802.11g Wireless Router), but do not think there's any way to make use of two routers with just one modem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Vic
 

A:Need Solutions for More Wireless Range in Apartment

Ethernet cable(s) is the best and cheapest solution. If you can run a cable to a central or distant part of the apartment you can add another wireless access point (for which you can use that other wireless router).

Alternatives, all of which have their drawbacks, include powerline (using the electrical system) adapters, a wireless Repeater (or Range Extender), and a high gain antenna.
 

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Right, I shall do my best to give sufficient info...

Just bought a new laptop for my mother - a Packard Bell Easynote TS with Windows 7. Attempted to connect it to our home's existing router, but have run into problems.

We have two other computers in the house, both linked via ethernet to the router (a Netgear DG834Gv5) although one sometimes goes wireless with no problem whatsoever.

I have been on various forums to find ways of solving this issue; I have turned off the router and laptop and rebooted both; I have checked at the router IP address to see if the SSID name is broadcasting, it is; I have added the correct MAC address to the access list as we are on WPA2-PSK (wifi protected access 2 with pre-shared key); I have tried disabling this security option in the hope it allows a connection but no; I have even tried copying the existing network configuration from the laptop than can connect wirelessly and via USB stick pasted across to the new laptop, this also failed to help.

I have also been into the Device Manager to check the network adapter (ATHEROS AR5B97) is working properly and it has the latest drivers installed - it has. There is no yellow warning symbol on it.

When I run a diagnostic check it results in: "Investigate router or access point issues."

Any thoughts so far?

To fill you in on what actually happens...

Booting up the laptop reveals that there are wireless network connections available - the home one. It has a good-to-excellent s... Read more

A:New laptop does not connect to existing wireless route despite trying known solutions

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I just installed my mom's wireless router for her. Long story short, it took six hours. Who knew that the only WEP key that would work correctly is the first of the four? Why even give me for if three of them don't work.

Anyway, I'm terribly concerned about this new fangled wireless internet. I have two Bellsouth Fastaccess DSL connections in my house. The one I'm posting from now is mine and a trip to dslreports.com tells me that I'm sitting pretty at a 2980kbps download speed. My upload speed is a meager 319kbps, but that's not what the problem here is.

My mom's DSL, post-wireless connection, is chugging along at about 150kbps down. That's awful. Her upload speed is fine, it's in the 290's. I checked her speed before I switched her over to wireless and it was going just fine at about 2900Kbps. I was using her connection for a long time because mine was accidentally cancelled by the geniuses at Bellsouth. And I never experienced terrible connection speeds.

Wireless isn't suppose to do this to a connection, right? Are there any settings I'm missing the resolve this issue? The icon in her system tray says that it's connected at like 54Mbps.

We've got two laptops and a printer on the wireless network. One laptop is running Windows 2000 and the other is running Windows Vista. The router is a "Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router" with.. get this.. "Speed Booster". It's 2.4Ghz, what... Read more

A:Wireless router downgrading my connection speed, any solutions?

If your devices aren't getting pretty old they should support the more secure WPA-PSK encryption. In my opinion it's also easier to use. All 4 WEP keys work, but "mix and match" doesn't work. Whatever you specify for key n in the router has to be specified for key n in any wireless adapters. I've used the first key and all four keys, but assume that you can use any one or combination you want.

Turbos and speedboosters and draft n are a little worrisome because they can do more harm than good if all devices don't match. Since you are having bandwidth problems I suggest setting everything to just use the standard 802.11g 54Mbps until you get things sorted out.

What download results are you getting on the other wireless laptop?

Make sure you have the latest wireless adapter drivers (from the laptop's manufacturer if integrated), that there are no other wireless networks in range on the same or close channel, and have the laptop in the same room as the router for testing.

Probably be worth checking to see if Linksys has a firmware upgrade for the router.
 

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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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Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?
 

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I've just moved into my Halls at uni in London. We have to use a CAT 5E ethernet cable to connect to a socket in the wall. When we open a web browser we have to enter a username and password to be able to go online. I was wondering if there is any bit of Hardware which i could plug into the ethernet wall socket which would then broadcast that ethernet connection as wireless and if so if it is possible to protect the connection so others cant use the WIFI.

thanks
 

A:Ethernet to Wireless, is this possible?

When we open a web browser we have to enter a username and password to be able to go online.Click to expand...

That probably means that they want to restrict usage to one computer per connection and do not want wireless networks set up. So, please check with the IT department before doing anything, as it's not very hard for them to detect violations.

On the assumption that you will not attempt this unless it falls within the rules, you can use a Wireless Access Point (WAP). Use encryption, preferably WPA2-PSK, AES, but at least WPA-PSK, TKIP. Use a passphrase that cannot be guessed and does not include dictionary words.
 

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I used to access my home wireless with a Netgear N150 Wireless USB adapter. The device still works, because I use it for Roku, but my computer can't access the wireless network with it. As a replacement I installed a TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless N PCI adapter (TL-WN851ND). That hasn't worked from the start. During the course of trying to fix the problem, I changed at least 10 different settings, and none of them worked. Now, I've lost track of all the changes I made. What I want is to erase all of the previous settings and connections and act like my computer is fresh out of the box and has never been connected to the internet before. The TP-Link is what I want to use. Not knowing as much as everyone else on here about computers, I am assuming that the Netgear and TP-Link aren't the problems, and it is instead something with my computer. Is there some type of checklist I can go though step by step to see exactly what the problem is? I don't know if there is physically something wrong with my computer that I can fix by buying a... Read more

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Hi everyone

I dont really know whether this is really relevent, but I was just wondering. If I have both ethernet cable and wireless on one computer as 2 networks. Can I join up both of them to increase my internet speed or somthing. I tested both of them seperately and the ethernet cable was much faster than the wireless. My router is next to my computer. Can I have some tips. I will be putting some screenshots later.

Thanks in advance

A:What can you do with both ethernet and wireless??

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mw2


I tested both of them seperately and the ethernet cable was much faster than the wireless.


Surprise, surprise...

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Hello,

I have a PC with wireless connection to the Internet (PCI wireless card). Is it somehow possible to use the Ethernet port (NIC) to PROVIDE network access to a device? (such as a D-Link internet camera with ethernet connection).

Thanks for your help!

Johnathon
 

A:One wireless, one Ethernet, can I use both?

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Is there such a thing as a 5 Ghz Ethernet card, or is just 5 Ghz wireless?

A:Ethernet vs. wireless

No - 2.4/5 GHZ refer to the wireless frequency.

Ethernet comes in two speeds mostly - older 100 Mb/s (100 megabits) or more modern 1000 Mb/s (1 Gigabit). Of course, these are usually much faster than internet speeds even for slower 100 Mb/s unless you have amazingly fast broadband.

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Here's something that is causing massive loss of hair.....

My PC is connected to my router with a wireless card. I also connect my PS2 to my PC using an ethernet connection (the ps2 is "modified" and I use this connection to play music and video thru the ps2 to the TV).

Everything works fine with one exception. It seems like the wireless is not getting a DNS. To obtain one, I have to disable the ethernet card, connect to my AP, then enable the card. If I lose my connect with the AP (which happens sometimes, it's on the other side of the house and the signal is a little weak), then when it reconnects I have to do the whole disable/enable thing.

It's not a huge deal, but I do like my stuff to work properly and usually things like this are not problem for me, but this one really has me wondering. Anyone have any ideas?

Here's my ipconfig /all if that helps. What's odd is the ipconfig is *exactly* the same when I can connect and when I can't. So maybe it's not a DNS issue, but something else. But I am unable to connect to any web sites until I disable and re-enable the ethernet card.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HAL
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

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A:Ethernet and wireless on same PC

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A little confusion here - When I log onto my Verizon router page (that 198.xxx thing), I show many menus but the following 2 have me a little confused. One says "network connection" type is: Ethernet - I do have a yellow cable coming out of my Actiontec router to the pc so I get that. Another menu says "wireless settings" and this says "wireless" which I have set to WPA and the mode is 802.11g "only". Is this system wireless or ethernet or both? I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point.. Am I all set with this configuration? (knowing I have to buy a box of some sort, Roku or Apple or something) and if I do have a wireless connection, can I connect the two without cables running from one to another? Hope that is all clear. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Ethernet or wireless?

Is this system wireless or ethernet or bothClick to expand...

both

you have a wireless router - and so you can connect to the router with a cable as you currenty are doing and other devices PCs etc or your PC can also connect with wireless
I would like to do the pc to tv connection for netflix movies at some point..Click to expand...

someone else will need to answer the netflix service

from what I can see on the website
http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
you can watch via a PC


http://www.netflix.com/HowItWorks#faq1
Can I also watch instantly on my PC or Mac?

Yes. Simply press Play on any TV episode or movie to instantly watch it online on your Internet-connected PC or Mac.Click to expand...

so you can watch directly on your PC without any other device - and then if you have your PC video output connected to the TV you should be able to watch on TV via PC

whats the make and model of TV
- what outputs do you have on the PC video card ?
- what inputs do you have on the TV

if you have HDMI on both - then you should be able to use that - although for some copyright materials you will only be able to display on the TV and not two monitors
 

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So I just bought myself a new laptop (hp dv6910us) and I'm enjoying it thoroughly but I have a very basic question about what to use in terms of internet. In my apartment, I can easily connect to the internet through my ethernet connection or through the wireless. Both are smooth, fast connections. In terms of increasing the lifespan and battery-life of the computer, should I stick primarily to connecting through the ethernet or through my wireless connection? I have an Atheros AR5007 802.11 b/g WiFi adaptor and my processor is an AMD Turion X-2 TL-60 2Ghz with 3.00GB RAM. Running windows vista 32 Bit. It's a general question, not a pressing issue so answer at your leisure. Thanks.
 

A:Wireless vs. Ethernet

Not sure if anyone has ever bench marked something like that. But my gut feeling is that the wireless would draw a little bit more power but I have no evidence to back that up.
 

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So my wireless works well and fine, but the only problem is is that it disconnects time from time and i'm trying to download a 15 gb file that has no resuming capabilities. I want to use my ethernet connection rather than my wireless, but the ethernet (local area connection) isn't showing when I go to Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center/Manage Network Connections. I only see Wireless Network Connection. I have a router and a modem. the router is a linksys cisco. And my cable modem is linksys wrt45 or something. How can I fix this? My other two computers are using the ethernet cables fine.

A:Wireless but no ethernet

Download and run VistaForums SysInfo Tool (Select All and export to a file) on the laptop you're having trouble with, and upload it.

Ed

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Hi, I have a Pavillion dv7-1129 wm laptop. With Windows Vista Home Premium ... Amd Turion (tm) X2 dual-core moble Rm-72 2.10 GHZ...Ram-2814... 32-bit Operating sytem
Can anyone provide me with the drivers for the Wireless and Ethernet connections

Drives for a Realtek RTL8101 Family-PCI -E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)

Thankyou
 

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Hi

My W8 PC is connected to the Wireless Router by Ethernet Cable, the PC also
has Wireless connectivity; is it possible to connect to the Router with both at t
he same time and if I do will that improve internet speed?

Thanks

Daniel

A:Ethernet and Wireless

Your internet speed is determined by your provider and the package you have, it is irrelevant how fast your connection to router is as long as it is at least a little faster than speed to the provider. So you can not change the internet speed above what provider gives you.

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I'm having problems connecting my PC via ethernet cord to the internet. We just got cable today and one of our PCs has a wireless card, when the other one doesn't. My computer is the basic one with the specs in my profile. It only has a dialup modem. I don't know if I have to configure something to the router or modem, but when my computer is hooked up to the router(the internet still doesn't work then) all other computers on the network won't connect to the internet.

Any help will be appreciated!
 

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Hi there,
I'm having troubles with our new router. I can connect via ethernet but not through wireless. I'm certain it's an issue with my laptop, as I've managed to connect several other devices without any problems. Any help would be appreciated as I've tried everything I can think of.

Below is the result of "ipconfig /all" with the ethernet cable connected.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\WYN>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WYN-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dlink.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dlink.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-CD-F0-BD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d91f:81b7:31ff:4ac1%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 August 2012 10:36:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 August 2012 10:42:13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :... Read more

A:Ethernet Yes, Wireless No?

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Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
Over the last couple of years we have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and mainly on windows Vista.
We have seen just a couple of issues on other windows operating system, windows XP and windows 7.

Windows XP:- A driver update has resolved the issue
Windows 7 :- No conclusive results for a fix

The wireless adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
Please post back a reply here, and let us know if that works or does not work.
If you post back the make and exact model of the router - we can advise how to disable the wireless security

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver."

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section,

If you post a reply here with the Make and EXACT model of your PC, along with the windows version you are running. we will see if we can find a link to the driver and will post a reply with the link here.

--- 3) On one occasion re-setting the router back to factory default and re-configuring the router settings has resolved t... Read more

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Hey all im new here, and this is my first post.
First of all I have a DSL connection through my provider. I then have a NetGear FM114P wireless firewall/print server (router ) attached to the modem.

My computer is currently hardwired through the ethernet port in the FM114P router with two other computers connecting by WiFi.

What i was thinking, was loosing the ethernet cord and turning this computer in to a wireless connection like the other two, but if i do will i loose speed? This computer currently gets between 700-950 kbps., depending on traffic.

thanks
mausie
AKA foufymaus
 

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This is, perhaps, an extremely silly question, easy to answer as the Techguy says! I have been using a desktop with Ethernet LAN (Landline) for years. Now, I have a Dell Studio 15 Laptop with Wireless output signal. My question is, How do I connect the two, so that I can use the Laptop too through my land-line broadband connection? Do I use just a wireless router in between? Any type of Wireless Router, or, any specific type? Do I need to change anything in my desktop LAN setup?
 

A:Wireless to Ethernet LAN

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I have a Linksys BEFW11S4 4 port wireless broadband router with 2 x wireless laptops that can see each other and share files fine. I also have a PC which is hardwired to the router. All 3 machines have an IP address from the range I configured and all 3 machines can access the internet. The problem I'm having is that my hardwired PC cannot see the workgroup I have set up so therefore it can't see the 2 wireless laptops. The 2 wireless laptops can see the hardwired PC but cannot connect to it to view the shared folders.

I have switched all firewalls off, changed lots of config in the router, reset it to default, rebuilt my hardwired PC, pulled out some hair, changed network settings all over the place but just cannot get the hardwired PC to see the workgroup.

Any suggestions anyone ! !
 

A:! ! ! ! ! Ethernet Can't See Wireless ! ! ! ! !

Well, as long as all three are getting DHCP addresses from the same network, then the router isn't to blame, so, get it configured and leave it alone.

You say you've setup a workgroup for the laptops. That desktop machine also needs to be a part of that same workgroup. Then, you need to have the same username and password combination on the three machines, and then the desktop should be able to share files with the laptops.

And you definitely want the firewalls disabled until you get things working.

-Scott
 

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hi, i am using a wireless connection but to play bf2142 well i need a wired connection. i have got an ethernet wire going from the wireless router to computer, and it works [i disable the wireless connection and i connect to the web through the wire]. but i want to use my ethernet wire as my PRIMARY way to connect to the internet, but still want the wireless connection active for my computers upstairs to connect to the web.

does this make sense?

is this possible?

thank you

denny
 

A:using ethernet instead of wireless???

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should I enable the wireless when I want to use the ethernet, my wireless works fine, but when I try to connect with ethernet, either no connection or connection drops after a short time, It is a dell desktop with windows xp,with netgear switch, and comcast modem,with mac airport, I need to get my ethernet high speed working that I pay for. PLEASE someone help
 

A:ethernet and wireless together

If I am going to use ethernet for an extended time I remove an external wireless adapter or switch an integrated wireless off. But that's to extend the life of the unused component and to save the battery if on battery. If you are using a PCI wireless card with the desktop then disabling it is probably the best you can do. But that is not going to impact your ethernet usage, so it is really your choice.

Please show the following for when you have an ethernet connection and for when it has dropped ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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(Before i start, i have checked multiple threads on this site about my problem but none atm have seemed to work, im sorry if this topic arrises constantly but i have done a search but my problem still presists.)

Hi,

My problem has been going on roughly since i aquired the laptop but im sure that it isn't a hardware fault as it is both the ethernet and wireless adapter having problems.

My ethernet will disconnect usually once or twice a day usually an hour after the laptop has been turned on. After that it won't disconnect again.
The wireless internet will disconnect more often and it is random as to when it will happen.

The disconnection happens like this,
Unable to browse the web using any internet browser like firefox or internet explorer
Any online game i play kicks me from the server to a login screen (if the game has one)
However, the laptop still shows a stable connection to the ethernet/wireless. It will show the yellow triangle with an exclamation mark for a second then show a stabe connection.

Laptop Specs;

Windows 7 64-bit
AMD Athlon II Dual-core M320 2.1 GHz
4GB RAM
Wireless Adapter - Atheros AR9285
Ethernet Adapter - Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller

So far i have tried;

Updating all devices,
Uninstalled the devices and re-installed,
Unistalled Anti-virus software,
Disabled Firewalls,
Changing Channels on the router,
Update Router firmware,
Reseting the router.

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A:Ethernet/Wireless Disconnecting.

This is the listing of errors in your event log (from DDS that I asked you to run)

04/08/2010 13:03:31, Error: Service Control Manager [7031] - The Apple Mobile Device service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 60000 milliseconds: Restart the service.
04/08/2010 12:52:38, Error: Service Control Manager [7026] - The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: StarOpen
04/08/2010 12:52:25, Error: atikmdag [52236] - CPLIB :: General - Invalid Parameter
04/08/2010 12:52:17, Error: Application Popup [1060] - \SystemRoot\SysWow64\Drivers\StarOpen.SYS has been blocked from loading due to incompatibility with this system. Please contact your software vendor for a compatible version of the driver.
04/08/2010 11:58:33, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Service Control Manager [7001] - The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Provider Host service which failed to start because of the following error: The dependency service or group failed to start.
04/08/2010 11:58:32, Error: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM [10005] - DCOM got error "1084" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server: {9E175B6D-F52A-11D8-B9A5-5050... Read more

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Hi.
im currently in rented accomodation and the internet is via a wired ethernet cable. i am not admin on the network. but im interested in a quick way to make a small wireless network using the ethernet so i can use wi-fi in my room.

looking for a cheap, simple option.
i have a bt voyager router available to me if that helps?
but i assume there's a small device you can buy that will transmit a short range wireless signal and work as the exchange between me and the network.

thanks!
 

A:Ethernet to Wireless - non admin

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So I've been googling this problem for hours now and I've finally given up and decided to ask for some help. My computer knowledge is pretty good but I'm not so great with all this internet stuff! I can connect to the internet through the cable but not wirelessly, despite it showing up as being available when I connect it tells me I have limited connectivity. Any help would be very appreciated, i ran a ipconfig and here are the results:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Cameron>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cameron-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-D1-54-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-DA-23-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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A:Wireless Not Working But Ethernet Does

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Just a simple question. My apartment complex has installed wireless ethernet. My desktop computer has a 10/100 ethernet card installed, but I suppose I need to purchase a wireless card. What am I looking at as far as installation? Does it slide into a slot, or would somebody who's never opened his chassis before be better of getting pro help?
 

A:Wireless Ethernet Card

The ones I have seen advertized just plug into the ethernet jack on the back of the computer....I dont have one but my best guess is check with the manager of the apartment complex to ensure you get one that matches their frequency.
 

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I recently purchased an HP Pavillion Elite 441F computer. Upon starting it up, I discovered that although my wireless connection works perfectly, I cannot connect via an ethernet cable. I have tried multiple ethernet cables that I verified the connectivity of using my laptop. When I plug in an ethernet cable, the port shows a green light and an orange light below it. My computer recognizes that an ethernet cord has been plugged in, but shows the over the eternet box on the taskbar. All drivers are up-to-date.

Thoughts? I appreciate any help offered.
 

A:Wireless fine, Ethernet not so much...

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Im sure this is something really simple but basically with my laptop i can connect to my router wirelessly fine but when connected via an ethernet cable web pages dont load although everything states its connected???
When you attempt to load a page the load bar starts to work in the bottom right hand corner to indicate its loading but doesnt go any further than halfway and never loads?
My security programme is ESET and have attempted disabling the personal firewall in the hope this may help but no joy.
Have tried another laptop connected up via ethernet cable and that laptop worked fine loading pages problem free??
To me this seems odd but could be relatively simple as it states connection, can be prooved to work fine on another laptop so it must be something on my laptop stopping it going any further??
Could anyone please lend some much needed advice pls? would be much appraciated
thanks
Paul
 

A:Can connect wireless but not via ethernet ?

Try these simple tests using the wired connection only with the wireless disconnected.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 74.125.45.100

PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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I'm running a Gateway DX4720-03 (manual: https://www.manualowl.com/m/Gateway%.../Manual/148002) with Windows 7 HP 64-bit and have a Nvidia GeForce 7100/nForce 630i card and a Linksys WRT 320N router. My problem is that I always thought that this desktop computer was wirelessly connected to the internet, but I just found out that it was connected via an ethernet cable. At the moment everything is working just fine (portable computer wirelessly synched with desktop, guests can easily access my wifi, no problems with the internet, etc), except when I try to set up my wifi camera as an access point and have the computer recognize it. It was at this point, after much, much research and fiddling, I discovered that my network was set up as a Local Area Connection using an ethernet cable. In fact, the router was never listed in Network (under Network Infrastructure) until I just now selected "Add a wireless device." But, when going to Device Manager, Network adapters has MS Teredo Tunneling Adapter and NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet and under Network Infrastructure Devices there is MS Wireless Router Module...the Linksys router doesn't show up here even though I just added it. From all this manipulation, it should be obvious that although I can very handily tweak my browser (Firefox), maintain a clean computer, solve various computer related problems - with help from the various forums, I am truly at a loss when it comes to networking and wireless set up.

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A:Trouble going from ethernet to wireless...

Hi flycaster, have you tried prioritizing your wireless connections? Wireless Setting.pdf

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13 Minutes Ago
Dear all,

I have read all (i think) homegroup topics here but none solved my problem.
Homegroup is working perfectly when both computer are connected to router by ethernet cable.

As soon as i unplug the cable from computer 1. None of the computer is recognizing the homegroup of the other.

I tried rebooting both computers. Leaving homegroup, rebooting create new homegroup >> nothing helps.

Both computer get internet, can connect to the router, both computer can see and share folders with each other via the the network sharing way.

Both ethernet & wireless connection show up as HOME NETWORK

I have executed the Homegroup troubleshooter on both computers No changes.

Any clues on this?

Many thanks!

Fish

A:HomeGroup OK via ethernet but NOT via wireless

I believe homegroup is tied to the network connection. Did you create a homegroup for the wireless network connection?

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My old Westell DSL modem died, and Verizon sent me an Actiontec model GT704WG. I have two desktops, both connected to the modem by ethernet cable, and a laptop, which uses the wireless capability of the modem. This worked fine with the old modem (until it died). I connected the cables to the new modem exactly as they were connected to the old modem. I'm now browsing happily on the laptop (i.e., wirelessly), but the desktops cannot connect to the Internet. Strangely, when I go to 192.168.1.1 on one of the desktops, I get the setup page for the old modem rather than for the new one, even though the old modem is now sitting in a box. The status of the lights on the modem is as follows:

power - green
DSL - green
Internet - green
ethernet - not lit (all four of them)
USB - not lit
wireless - green

All computers are running Windows XP, SP-2.

How could wireless be working, but not ethernet? Usually it's the other way around!

Do I, perhaps, have to connect the modem to one of the desktops by USB cable? My understanding is that it's not necessary. If it is, do I need a driver from Verizon? They did not send a CD with the new modem. Is the driver available on the Internet somewhere?

Thank you!!
 

A:Solved: wireless OK, but no ethernet

ethernet - not lit (all four of them)Click to expand...

I take that to mean the ethernet ports are bad (have you tried them all?) or the cables are bad.

This may be the correct user manual: http://business.verizon.net/Help/dsl/Default.aspx?case=c13947

Try the USB port unless your computers are:

"Note: USB LAN port is not supported with Microsoft Windows
NT 4.0, Windows Vista 64-bit, or Mac OS."

That unit is a modem/router combo. The USB port is not to the modem part; it is a special LAN port, so no driver or special software should be needed.
 

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A friend brought over a computer for me to remove a virus, after checking out the computer found that the OS was hosed. So backed up data, and put a fresh istall of XP pro on the PC, legal copy not bootlegged. Couldn't get ethernet working, figured since he did have a several nasty viruses, I'd flash the BIOS, and right 0's to the drive just to make sure no nasties were still on the machine. All said and done, reinstalled XP Pro, on an Emachine T2862. Installed drivers. Installed a pci 3Com ethernet card, with the right drivers. No ethernet, cant get an IP, tried using a good static IP didn't conect to the internet, couldn't ping the router. Plugged in a Linksys wireless usb adapter, grabbed an IP right away. Tryied plugging the ethernet in, ethernets get IP's now, unplug usb and ethernet stops working. Plugged usb back in did all of the windows updates, including hardware. Tried Ethnet with the new drivers, still doesn't work. Tried Winsock fix, tried XP bat fix. Any other suggestions, I'm stuck.
 

A:New install no ethernet, but can get wireless

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Hi guys ,I am facing the weirdest problem . when I m trying to connect my laptop using wifi , my modem get rebooted ..all light gets off (DSL,WLAN,Internet) automatically . is it any malware or what ? I have updated my BIOS , my wireless driver ..but nothing worked .nd when I m connecting using ethernet its working fine , modem working smoothly .
 

A:Wireless not working, but ethernet does

Hi Sssstud,

Please let us know the message you see when you try to establish a wireless connection to the internet. Is your computer able to detect wireless networks? What version of Windows are you using and what is the model and name of the wireless router?

Thanks and regards,
Babita G
#iworkforDell


For easy access to drivers, manuals and product updates, please visit our Support Site .
 

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hi...i have a macbook and a pc.....and i have subscribed in 2 internet isps. one of them is just wireless network and the other one is DSL ....i was wondering is it possible to use both of them in my mac at the same time and reffer some of applications to one and others to otherone?
 

A:use wireless & ethernet in mac in the same time

This thread, post #17 for Windows. Don't know if it would work for Mac.
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/849382-solved-how-do-i-specify-2.html
 

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Hi - I just bought a notebook with built-in wireless mobility. I have Road Runner as my ISP on my desktop unit. Is there any other equipment I need for sharing my Internet connection with my notebook?
 

A:Wireless notebook & ethernet

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I was reading this thread on the steam forums and I know I have a realtek ethernet nic in my pc. I also have bad performance in tf2

My pc is connected to the internet through my wireless network though, which makes me think the above fix wouldn't work for me. Am I right, or does my wlan card interact with the realtek ethernet nic?

BTW, I'm posting here because most people on the steam forums don't seem to know what their talking about, at least when it comes to hardware.
 

A:Solved: Wireless through Ethernet NIC?

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Ethernet to wireless adapter

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My wireless was working fine... didn't touch anything and then it stopped.

My roommate can connect fine and I can connect with the ethernet cable.

I ran the Xirrus and it's not detecting any networks and i'm right next to the modem.

I did a system restore, ran a virus scan and no dice.

Any suggestions?
 

A:ethernet connection but not wireless

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My Operating system crashed yesterday and I had to reinstall it, thus deleting everything off of my computer, including my configuration for wireless internet.

I installed the wireless adapter (Netgear WG111v2) like I was supposed to, I put the most up-to-date drivers for my computer to use the adapter as well as for the adapter to operate. It detects signals just fine, but when I put in my network's WPA passcode, my adapter gets stuck in this loop of "acquiring network address" and then dropping it and "acquiring network address" again. This baffles me because the code has worked on other machines.

Then, when I tried to connect my computer via ethernet cable, not only would my computer not connect to the internet, it's not even showing ethernet connection as an option in my Network Connections.

I really have no idea what to do at this point. Can anyone help me with this?
 

A:Can't connect to wireless or ethernet

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