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Connecting to wan but cant suf via ethernet wire ?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by awds, Jan 29, 2007.

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  1. awds

    awds Thread Starter

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    i have a usb/ethernet modem. when i use the ethernet wire to connect. i get a ip, but i cant go to any sites or ping any ips. But if i use the usb cable to connect i could go to sites and ping ips. Anyone know what could be the problem ?
     
  2. Jedi_Master

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    Howdy awds...

    Well...

    You can try powering down the Modem, and Pc. Connect the eathernet cabel to both, power up the modem, wait untill it is fully powered up, then power up the Pc...

    And see what happens...
     
  3. awds

    awds Thread Starter

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    doesnt work, can it be the cable. it is a cat5 i dont see how that could be the problem.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, you MUST power cycle the modem when you change from the USB to the Ethernet cable. It could also be the cable, hard to say, it could also be your Ethernet board.
     
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