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Wired computer doesn't see wireless computers on network -cannot join

Q: Wired computer doesn't see wireless computers on network -cannot join

I recently replaced my wireless router and Bellsouth computer see -cannot wireless doesn't network Wired computers on join DSL modem with a single Netgear DGN DSL modem wireless router The problem is my desktop which is wired cannot see the laptop computers that are on the network via wireless connection If I start a homegroup with one of the laptops the other laptop can join but my desktop cannot no quot join now quot option If I start a homegroup with my wired desktop neither laptop sees it However if I connect my desktop to the network using my USB wireless adapter then I can establish a Wired computer doesn't see wireless computers on network -cannot join homegroup with either a laptop or the desktop with no problem I have checked that IPv is enabled and that all the services listed in other posts are enabled I'm fairly certain the cause is some setting in my router security but I don't see anything that would prevent my Wired computer doesn't see wireless computers on network -cannot join desktop from linking I can also get on the internet with no problem Please help

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A: Wired computer doesn't see wireless computers on network -cannot join

check your firewall settings.
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A:cannot connect to the same network with wired and wireless computers

sorry, not clear if your issue is connecting those pcs to the internet or if you are trying to share the computers across your network

do both pcs work on the internet OK ?

if sharing
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if you are trying to get on the internet
can we see an ipconfig /all from both pcs - make sure we know which is which
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 the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

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

This should also work for windows 8
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 into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.
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I'm having this strange problem i never had before, yesterday when i turned on my laptop, strangely i couldn't find my wireless network on the list, i can see all the neighbors networks that always show up but NOT mine! I adding a wireless network manually but that didn't work either so i removed it, then i plugged in the cable and its working perfectly, but i just can't figure it out why wouldn't the wireless work. I tried clicking that "connect even if the network is not broadcasting" but that didn't make any changes!
I have a dell inspiron 1525, windows 7, ZyXEL Prestige 600 router

ohh and yes, this last week i would sometimes loose signal from my adapter, i usually had to switch it off and then on again and it would work. But i have no idea what should i do now !

Please HELP!

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- Wireless connection to same router

The two wireless devices can connect to homegroup created on either wireless device.
Neither wireless can connect to homegroup created on wired device.
The wired device cannot connect to a homegroup created on either wired device.
I've moved one wireless device to wired and then I can connect the desktop and the wired laptop via homegroup.

The problem is clearly the Verizon Actiontec router/modem.

Ideas for getting this to work?

A:Cannot join homegroup wired vs wireless

Quote: Originally Posted by megreen831

My environment consists of:
Desktop running Windows 7 Pro x64
- Wired connection to Verizon FIOS Actiontec MI424WR
Laptop running Windows Home Premium x64
- Wireless connection to same router
Laptop running Windows Pro x64
- Wireless connection to same router

The two wireless devices can connect to homegroup created on either wireless device.
Neither wireless can connect to homegroup created on wired device.
The wired device cannot connect to a homegroup created on either wired device.
I've moved one wireless device to wired and then I can connect the desktop and the wired laptop via homegroup.

The problem is clearly the Verizon Actiontec router/modem.

Ideas for getting this to work?

I suspect Verizon ( yeah I would hate calling them too) might be the best bet

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A:Win7 Cannot join homegroup wired and wireless

try this first: make certain all computers are scychronized to the same date and time.
I know that sounds like a "given," but I had a smiliar problem in joining my workgroup.
The Win7 laptop could see the other computers but when trying to connect, it asked
for the network password & identified my computer as belonging to a domain (which
it wasn't).
I tried everything. My time was the same on all the systems. Then I noticed the Win7
system was a day off. I fixed that and walla! Win7 could not only see the other systems
but also, connect--a two week search & trying to connect, solved by the simple
thing of making sure all computers had the same time & date.
Also, you need to have the "everyone" group active, with full rights.
And user accounts with the same name and password on each system.

If those things don't work, hopefully others will answer with the answer.

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A:Home network: one wired computer, one wireless

Well, if you want both to eventually be hooked up wirelessly, then I'd suggest that we attempt to fix the other computer's "wireless issue" first. But if you don't want to do that, then here are the steps I'd suggest for now:

Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type network, and then click Network and Sharing Center.
Click Set up a new connection or network.
Click Set up a new network, and then click Next.
The wizard will walk you through creating a network name and a security key. If your router will support it, the wizard will default to Wi‑Fi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2) security. We recommend that you use WPA2, if possible, because it offers better security than WPA or Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security. With WPA2 or WPA you can also use a passphrase, so you don’t have to remember a cryptic sequence of letters and numbers.

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A:Wired and wireless computers won't connect to each other

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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As long as both your wireless and ethernet adapters remain enabled, that seems like a fine solution. So does it work?


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Hi Tron and Welcome to SF,

Looks like the Gateway is also a router then you added a second router.

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A:Issue - Wireless computers can access shares, main wired one can't

OK, here's some more info:

I've tried connecting with my laptop with the same cable (replace the main desktop with the laptop), and I see everything: the local machine share and the NAS.

So this is definitely something on the main desktop's configuration.

Any way to reinitialize the network config on the computer without reinstalling the OS?
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This link can be used a reference [I had the same driver issues]

A:[SOLVED] Cannot Join Wireless Network

Hi Tye, Provided all your drivers are installed and you have setup a wireless network connection for the computer in question in the control panel, you may just need to enter the password for the wireless network your attempting to log on to. I know when I click to join my wireless network with my laptop the first time that is the case. Not sure about your network. Check to see if its password protected. If its not it should be. Please let me know the type of wireless card your computer is using as that will help me to find any things you may need to install to make it work correctly for you. Wireless networking is definately not my specialty either but I will do my best to help you resolve this issue. It's probably something pretty simple. Other techs will most likely offer suggestions as well throughout the day as well.

I will monitor this thread throughout the day. If you resolve this problem on your own or with the info I provided please let me know so I can move on to other issues. Also please mark this thread solved using the quick tools option located at the top of this thread.

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The problem is that those machines are on different subnets, one is at and the other is at for some reason. Maybe you have a setting in the router that is causing this like some sort of wireless guest account.

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The ip address through the switch:
The ip address through the wireless router:

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Well, you isolate what the issue is. It could simply be a defective switch or cable.

Since that switch has auto-MDX, you should be able to simply plug a cable into any port on the switch to the router and connect computers to it on the other ports. It's really that simple. If that's not working, and the same cables work when connecting directly to the router, the switch is dead.

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Windows XP comes with a bridging feature meaning you can "bridge" two network connections.

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A tutorial here:

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TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

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Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

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A:wired / wireless network conflict

It sounds like you are cascading two D-Link routers--a LAN port of the first connected to the WAN port of the second (a switch between makes no difference). They both default to using LAN addresses 192.168.0.x. The second router will then get a 192.168.0.x address for its WAN side. Hence the error message.

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If you would prefer that everything connected to the second router be on the same LAN as you have now use the following recipe.

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

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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.

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Ok, I've seen this before with the DNS showing a valid DNS IP but also a default gateway of which usually indicates there is another router or a modem/router and then your access point.

Can you confirm if this is true or not?

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have a read here
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This should help you out or start you in the right direction:
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A:Help Me Set Up Wireless and Wired Network on New House

First off, Welcome to Seven Forums!

Looks like you have a really nice house on the way. Congratulations!

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Third: What are the walls made of in the area where the primary coverage is? Drywall? Wood studs vs metal studs?

Last: What wired cable (ethernet) are you installing? CAT5, CAT5e or CAT6?

Let's start with the basic info and take it from there shall we?
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A:Wired/Wireless network setup

What network devices do you have at the moment? If you happen to have a wireless router, then all you have to do is Read The Friendly Manual.

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You can also get away with a wireless router.
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Quote: Originally Posted by dragotron

Hi all, thought this is the best place to ask...

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You could consider a "Virtual Private Network"?


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A:Mixed Wired\Wireless network help

Setup is always confusing to all of us the first time...
But perhaps you have not given us enough information. Which of those two devices (Linksys or Motorola) has the wireless emitter? I assume that is the Motorola.
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Is one (perhaps the Motorola) connected to your cable or DSL provider?
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A:Bridge between wireless and wired network

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I recently added a internet ready TV in another room. The TV has an ethernet port, and is not capable of wireless connection to my existing network.

Without running any ethernet cable all over the house, how can I get the TV connected to my existing network???

Can I add another wirless router close to the TV, run a cable from the TV to the new router, and have the two wireless routers connect??

Im currently using a lynksys WRK54,

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A:Wired / wireless hybrid network

Hey, what your saying would be using the second router as a sort of repeater and then using one of the switch ports on the back to connect the TV to the router.
In this case, you could just use a wireless adapter. If the TV has USB, I believe you can use that, if not. there are USB to Ethernet adapters that you can use to connect the adapter to your TV.
This would also cost a fraction of the price, since the only routers that I know of that can work as repeaters are DD-WRTs with the firmware upgrade.

This was my first attempt at helping someone out, so I hope I was at least some help lol.

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