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Can get a wireless connection, but not a wired connection.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Droops9, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. Droops9

    Droops9 Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2007
    Hey guys,
    yet again i am on here with another problem.

    so last night, a wired connection was working on my laptop, and when i wanted to go wireless, i turned the wireless switch on, and my computer was unable to identify the network, so i had local only. so i boot up this morning, and i my laptop is unable to identify either connection. so i grab the 2 laptop we have (same make, and model) and that one has a wireless connection. so i had to manually put in the network IP's onto this laptop, and now i have a wireless connection.

    but when i try to go wired on the other laptop, it is unable to identify the network, it usually says linksys (when wired). so now i think the problem is with router, what do i need to do, so the computers can identify the network.

    the router is linksys is wireless-B 2.4 GHz.

  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    sounds like a dchp issue


    you have three machines

    can you list out which one work OK

    also post an ipconfig /all for them and label them so we know which is which

    ipconfig /all

    TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

    ONE ---------------------------------
    ipconfig /all

    rightclick in the box
    select all
    control key + C key - to copy
    then reply here and
    control key + V to paste

    TWO -----------------------------------------------

    Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


    Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
  3. Droops9

    Droops9 Thread Starter

    Jul 10, 2007
    well turns out, it was my router.
    i think my stepdad disabled the DHCP server.
    and when i enabled it, it worked fine.

    thanks for the help though
  4. jmwills


    Sep 28, 2005
    Then whats the purpose of having that router if DHCP was disabled?
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