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Need help connecting to internet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by fisian, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. fisian

    fisian Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2012

    I have a Desktop PC running on Windows XP SP3 with a cable internet connection that goes directly to an NIC in the PC through an RJ45 cable without any external devices for internet connectivity.

    I have a Nokia E72 phone and I am close to buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

    I wish to use my internet connection on all three devices - the desktop PC through a wire and the phone and tab wirelessly.

    How do I go about this and what hardware do I need to make this work?

    Please assist.
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  3. etaf

    etaf Wayne Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
    wheres the other end of the cable go ?

    Who provides the internet connection - what premises are you in, if an apartment - is the internet connection provided by the landlord ?

    post 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
  4. fisian

    fisian Thread Starter

    Jul 15, 2012
    Thanks Etaf, however, I guess I didn't clarify that the internet works fine on my PC.

    The other end of the cable goes to a hub on the pole. I reckon that's not important.

    I can use the internet on my PC, but I would like to use internet on my phone and tab too in addition to using internet on my PC.

    Thanks again.
  5. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

    Dec 9, 2004
    What does a "hub on the pole" look like? Do you have a length of cable from your computer that runs directly outside to a jack on some kind of stick in the ground? What country are you in? Who is this provider?
  6. TerryNet

    TerryNet Terry Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
    To many of us "cable internet connection" means a coax cable that requires the use of a modem and that can also deliver Television.

    I'm guessing that you mean an ethernet cable; your ISP runs an ethernet cable directly to customers. But until you make it clear what you have it is going to be difficult for people to help.
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