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GB
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      09-18-2007
Please, please see if you can help me!

My desktop PC has a rather flakey wireless connection, as the router is at
the other end of the house. Eventually, I ran a network cable from the
router to the PC. Unfortunately, Windows still seems to prefer the wireless
connection to the cable.

Specifically, if I disable the wireless connection, I can connect to the
router using the cable connection, but I can't get beyond the router to the
outside www. I can ping the router and get a <1 ms response, and I can bring
up the router's admin screen.

I thought that maybe this is an issue with the cable or the router, but if I
plug the cable into my laptop it connects just fine.

Any ideas please?




 
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      09-19-2007
GB wrote:
> Please, please see if you can help me!
>
> My desktop PC has a rather flakey wireless connection, as the router is at
> the other end of the house. Eventually, I ran a network cable from the
> router to the PC. Unfortunately, Windows still seems to prefer the wireless
> connection to the cable.
>
> Specifically, if I disable the wireless connection, I can connect to the
> router using the cable connection, but I can't get beyond the router to the
> outside www. I can ping the router and get a <1 ms response, and I can bring
> up the router's admin screen.
>
> I thought that maybe this is an issue with the cable or the router, but if I
> plug the cable into my laptop it connects just fine.
>
> Any ideas please?
>
>
>
>


It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in
the desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address
automatically? If you have set a static IP, configure the default
gateway to be the IP address that you use to access the router's admin
utility.

OR

Open a command prompt window and type
ipconfig /all [press enter]

and post the results.


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      09-19-2007

"Lem" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:uSS7T6m%(E-Mail Removed)...
>
> It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in the
> desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address automatically? If
> you have set a static IP, configure the default gateway to be the IP
> address that you use to access the router's admin utility.
>
> OR
>
> Open a command prompt window and type
> ipconfig /all [press enter]
>
> and post the results.
>


Thanks - please see the result of ipconfig/all below:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Philip
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-4A-3E-B7
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.15
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless Pre-N Notebook
Netwo
rk Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-2E-59-BA
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.14
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 18 September 2007 23:54:53
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 02 October 2007 23:54:53

I then changed the properties of the tcp/ip of the ethernet adapter, and
ipconfig/all gives this:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Philip
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin
Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-1F-4A-3E-B7
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.18
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 19 September 2007 12:24:31
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 October 2007 12:24:31

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin Wireless Pre-N Notebook
Netwo
rk Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-2E-59-BA
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.14
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 19 September 2007 12:24:51
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 October 2007 12:24:51




 
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"Lem" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
> It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in the
> desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address automatically? If
> you have set a static IP, configure the default gateway to be the IP
> address that you use to access the router's admin utility.
>


I don't know how you managed to solve my problem from so little information,
but I guess that's why you're an MVP. Anyway, I opened the tcp/ip properties
on the ethernet adapter and set both ip and dns to be obtained
automatically. Problem now solved. Thanks very much!



 
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      09-19-2007
GB wrote:
> "Lem" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:uSS7T6m%(E-Mail Removed)...
>> It sounds as if there is no default gateway set on the Ethernet NIC in the
>> desktop. Is that NIC configured to obtain an IP address automatically? If
>> you have set a static IP, configure the default gateway to be the IP
>> address that you use to access the router's admin utility.
>>

>
> I don't know how you managed to solve my problem from so little information,
> but I guess that's why you're an MVP. Anyway, I opened the tcp/ip properties
> on the ethernet adapter and set both ip and dns to be obtained
> automatically. Problem now solved. Thanks very much!
>
>
>


You're welcome.

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To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Guidance_Computer
 
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