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Going from Wireless to Wires.. Need Help

Discussion in 'Networking' started by chibahawk, Jul 24, 2005.

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  1. chibahawk

    chibahawk Thread Starter

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    Okay I will detail this fully.. Yesterday I had a wireless-g connection from my basement to my bedroom. Today I took 100ft. of Cat5e and ran it from an internet slot on my wireless router to my PC's ethernet port..

    However the PC upstairs doesn't detect the signal. My router does have a green light on the internet slot that I plugged the cable into but I must be missing something on my upstairs PC. I installed my onboard nVidia ethernet driver but still don't get a connection. Maybe there's something I don't know how to do regarding a wireless router's Wired connections, does the PC need the routers software installed or something?

    Confused :confused:


    III III III III III III III III

    thats how i crimped em.. both sides of the wire



    oh and i went to CMD.. ran IPCONFIG /release, then IPCONFIG /renew

    i got this on the renew step..

    "Error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Network Connection 2, unable to contact your DHCP server. Request Timed Out."


    Also my only network connections listed is the onboard ethernet.. and it shows that I have a 100Mbps connection through the wire so my wireless connection is gone.. but I still cannot access the internet..
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Are the lights on the NIC blinking?
     
  3. chibahawk

    chibahawk Thread Starter

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    yes they're on..
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Have you run the "Set up a Home Network" widard from My Network Places?
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    You shouldn't have to run anything or configure anything manually. Try a cable you know works.
     
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    Also, you really should follow the standard for ethernet wiring just as a general rule. It will be a lot easier to troubleshoot those wires in the future if you have to.
     
  8. AGCurry

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    100 feet is close to the length limit for ethernet.
     
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  10. bbaca

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    The length limit is 100 meters, (about 330 ft), and that is just a number. You could stretch a cable further, but you will suffer loss of performance.

    I would try using another cable. Also, check the configuration, type ipconfig at a dos prompt. You should get an setup similar to what you got on the wireless.
     
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