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Switching from wireless to wired

Q: Switching from wireless to wired

Just got Road Runner Turbo, but my speed is still awful. I'm running though a wireless G and would like to plug directly into the computer and test it again.
I unplugged from the router and plugged into the computer but got no internet. I set up (or thought I set up) a new connection and got nothing.

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A: Switching from wireless to wired

use the Device Mgr to verify there are no Red or Yellow Flags on the Network Devices.

Disable the WiFi device will make it easier to use the Network Wizard
CP->Network Connection Wizard
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Looking for a good solution for our users to EASILY switch between a wired and wireless connection and doing this without administrative rights, we currently have users who are taking up 2 ip addresses by connecting to our network with both the wired and wireless connection.

The machines in question are all XP SP2, I am sure this is a no brainer for most but I could use some advice to make this as EASY as possible for our end users.

A:Switching between wired and wireless

have them go into device manager and disable the wired or wireless NIC
or setup hardware profiles
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A:Switching from wireless to wired.

Hello, yeah, that is pretty much it, turn off wireless and just connect the ethernet cable .
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Could someone please give me some advice on the matter? I am so lost, nothing has worked so far. Thanks in advance.

A:Switching from wireless to wired on desktop

Do you have an Ethernet card installed or maybe it's part of the motherboard, have a look in Device Manager and that should tell you if you have one and what the present state it is showing.

Also is there a port of the back of the computer that looks like a telephone connector but is larger, I can't remember the name of it now think it's something line RJ45 it might have the name Ethernet above it.
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A:Switching from wired to wireless. Need router.

My honest suggestion based on my own experience is trendnet or belkin.
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They all seem to die within a year and a half.
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If my laptop is off, I plug in my network cable and switch the wireless radio off, Windows starts fine and I can reach the internet.
If I turn on the radio and unplug the network cable, I can still reach the internet.

If I plug the cable back in and switch off the wireless radio, Windows can't find any networks.

The only way to use a wired network is to plug in the cable and restart Vista. Why is that? How do I fix it?

A:Switching from wireless to wired networking doesn't work

I cannot tell you why, however you can run with both connected at the same time. The wired will take over the connection. That's what happens on my laptop
I have just experimented replicating what you have described and mine works.
Question, are you giving it time to reconnect? I tried mine three times and each time it took about one minute or more to reconnect.
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bump ?
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the wireless shows the name of the network, wired does not.

also, is there just anyway to reset network settings to start fresh? I don't even want to get into this homegroup thing (which I seem to have 4 of and they all have the same name, what ever happened to workgroups you could name?)

A:wireless won't see wired. wired sees wireless

Welcome to the forum Avix.

To get out of those Homegroups just leave them all by following this guide. Homegroup network only works with Windows 7 machines.
Homegroup - Leave

If you have other Op systems in your network you have to use either the Work or Public file sharing options. If you need to reset you can either use ipconfig commands or just reset the router and modem then follow the set up procedure for your router.
ipconfig - Windows Command Line Utility

Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network
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A:Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

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:


[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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A:Wireless printer not printing from wired computer after connection by wireless lapto

Wireless printers can be connected both by USB and wireless simultaneously. However, I have come across many that say they should but don't do so easily. Sometimes they have to be setup wireless first then USB and others vice versa..
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Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .


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The device you want is called a wireless bridge; e.g., see
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A:help networking 3 comps wired one wifi and a wired printer and a ps3 wired

lets see an ipconfig /all

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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A:Wireless sees Wireless, does not see Wired

Quote: Originally Posted by dnelms

Still trying to get this network working right again. Everything, wired or wireless can see each other and connect to each other EXCEPT a Dell Mini 10 (w/ Windows 7 Starter). Now the Mini can see any other wireless laptop, but can't see or connect to a wired computer.

I can get the IP address on the mini and ping it from any wired computer and get a timeout. If you ping it with the computer name, it gives path not found error.

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Anyone know why it would see anotehr wireless computer, but not the wired ones? I keep thinking something in Windows 7 Starter is the culprit, but that is what came on it.

Are the IP's assigned from the router? Not static IP?
Are you using homegroup?

Ken J
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Hi tukatz,

What happens if you manually try and browse to the wired machines in explorer? For instance by typing \\<IP address>\<shared folder> into the address bar in Explorer?
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TerryNet said:

Connect the modem to router via ethernet, connect PC to router via ethernet (that thing does have one ethernet LAN port, doesn't it?), troubleshoot your wireless problem.

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I have the set up you recommend. I can access the internet ok, but can't get machines to see each other. Any suggestions please. Thanks. (I've already posted a query at

A:Wired and Wireless

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

In your case, since you already have a thread going, please don't post to another thread, continue in the original thread.
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A:Wireless & Wired

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A:wired to wireless

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A:Wired vs Wireless

in short...yes.

As far as speed, you probably wouldn't notice a huge performance decrease, but wired is DEFINATELY safer unless you take the extra precautions that wireless networking requires.

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If you are just planning to surf the 'net then wireless will suffice. If you plan to do a lot of file transfers between computers then wired would be preferred. Routers are pretty cheap these days so I would recommend buying a wireless router since most come with 4 wired ports (Linksys even has one with 8 ports) and you can disable the wireless side until you are ready to use it.

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A:Wired to Wireless

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Data File transfers has nothing to do with the Data Usage, you're not on unlimited plan with Verizon?

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A:Wired & wireless

How many ports is the hub?

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A:wired and wireless on pc

Are they connected to the same Internet source or different networks?

Let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
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A:wireless or wired

It all depends on what wired connection you are comparing with what wireless

the commonest Wired connections run at 100Mb/s whereas the commonest wireless networks 802.2g run at 54Mb/s wired connections range from 10Mb/s upto 1Gb/s whilst wireless runs from 11Mb/s to about 250Mb/s so there is some overlap in the ranges.

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A:wired or wireless??

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A:7040 Wireless Switching

To answer my own question..  Installing the latest Intel Administrator toolkit for Wireless connectivity allowed me to create a custom driver package that hard codes the option for Wireless Switching.  I tested it on a device connected to my public Wi-Fi, and once a cable was plugged in, the Wi-Fi was disabled within a few seconds.
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A:switching to wireless router

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(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
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Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
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Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 16, 2007 10:04:07 P
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:04:07

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Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Networ
k Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-02-A7-7B-03
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, October 16, 2007 9:56:20 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 17, 2007 9:56:20

C:\Documents and Settings\User>

A:wireless comunication switching

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
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A:Switching to wireless router

If your existing dsl modem is a combo modem router,this tutorial from linksys might prover helpful
Also,here is another tutorial on the same subject:
Your modem probably is a modem/router combo.Here are some possible fixes .

a. Bridge the modem/router unit so that it bypasses the router function and acts as a modem only. Or,

b. Change the address range used by one of the routers, say, to 192.168.3.x. Or,

c. Use the second router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following recipe.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

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

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

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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Well I'm ntot sure you will be able to just simply swap them out.

You will need to go in and reset the NEW router to contain all the information that was stored in the old one. For example if you changed the default local IP addresses, assigning the SSID (Wireless broadcast name), and encryption or address filtering, etc.

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Welcome to the forum, SpecOpsPB.

There is no special bridging that you need to do.

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let's get some documentation of the configuration.

Connect via Ethernet and then attempt to also connect the WiFi (ie both at the same time).

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A:Wired and wireless connectivity

You can try updating the firmware on the router and for your wireless adaptors?

There are 2 revisions of the DI-614+, each with version specific drivers and firmware.

DI-614+ Revision A
The DI-614+ Rev. A has an ARM7 processor and 2 antennas.


DI-614+ Revision B
The DI-614+ Rev. B has an ARM9 processor and only 1 antenna.


You can start here in finding the firmware updates to your router...... ......or this way below.

How to upgrade the firmware on your router

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You blocked out the IP Addresses, These are given to all of us on ever computer generated by every router. But we need to see them from your setup to see where the issue lies.
power cycle the Belkin router and your Modem. (eg) unplug them, wait 5 minutes and plug them in again and wait till all of the lights light.
On the problematic computer, Go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator, in the Elevated Command Prompt type
ipconfig /release and press enter. The IP address turns to type
ipconfig /flushdns and press enter, now type
ipconfig /registerdns and press enter, now type
ipconfig /renew and press enter. You now should have a new IP address try to connect. If you still have a problem type
ipconfig /all> 0 & notepad 0 and press enter and copy the text in the notepad that comes up and paste it in your next post.
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A:Wired versus Wireless?

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What does ipconfig show?

Click on Start then Run and paste the following into the Run box, exactly as show, including double quotes:

cmd /c "ipconfig /all > postme.txt & ping >> postme.txt & notepad postme.txt & del postme.txt"

and press ENTER.

A file will open in Notepad. Please copy and paste the contents here. Close the Notepad window and the file will be deleted and the Command Prompt window will also close.