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WiFi "Waiting For Network" if ethernet cable is also connected

Discussion in 'Networking' started by gers1978, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. gers1978

    gers1978 Thread Starter

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    Here at work, for some months, I've been connected to my company's LAN by ethernet cable, and I could also connect to the WiFi in our office (run by our joint venture partner company). All that would happen is that as soon as I connected to the WiFi, that network became my "primary" one, i.e. if I went to check my external IP, it would be the WiFi one that would show up, and I'd have trouble connecting Outlook, etc, since my PC now thought I was on a different network).

    The last few days, however, I can't connect to the WiFi at all. It finds the network, but constantly just says "Waiting For Network". However if I pull the ethernet cable out of the PC (i.e. disconnect from my company's LAN), I can them connect to the WiFi no bother.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    With both networks "connected", let's see this.


    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type 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

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  3. gers1978

    gers1978 Thread Starter

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    Ok, I plugged the ethernet back in while the WiFi was connected, and both seem to be connected.

    Results from the steps above:


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DxxxxUK
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : uk.int.<company>.com
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : uk.int.<company>.com
    global.<company>.com
    int.<company>.com
    am.int.<company>.com
    ap.int.<company>.com
    au.int.<company>.com
    <company>.com
    ext.int.<company>.com

    Ethernet adapter Corporate Network:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : int.<company>.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.17.65.50
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.252.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.17.64.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.17.64.10
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.200.1.25
    10.200.2.24
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.17.64.14
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 09 June 2010 14:30:18
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 23 June 2010 14:30:18

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.88
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 09 June 2010 09:45:43
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 10 June 2010 09:45:43
     
  4. SoloTOandO

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    It's usually not a good ideal to be connected to both hard wired and wireless at the same time. I've seen this cause DNS issues withing the network.
     
  5. pedroguy

    pedroguy

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    Well,and they certainly are not using the same gateway.How do you have this environment cabled up.
    Modem to ??? router? Pc ?
    Do you have the lan connection from the pc directly plugged into the modem ?
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You might have to alter the connection priority.

    What version of Windows are you running?
     
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