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    Wired Connection problems

    This is a discussion on Wired Connection problems within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi I have a PC running Windows XP that I'd like to connect to the internet via wired connection as ...

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      Wired Connection problems

      Hi

      I have a PC running Windows XP that I'd like to connect to the internet via wired connection as it has no internal wireless capabilities.

      Following the tutorial of plugging in the yellow network cable into the Ethernet ports on both the router and my PC simply doesn't work.

      Is there any other configuration I need to make to get this to work? The router does have an internet connection, as it can be connected to via a laptop using wireless.

      Many thanks


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      Re: Wired Connection problems

      I suspect that your computer has a preset IP address and isn't seeing your Sky router. There is another possibility in that the adaptor isn't connecting to the router.

      A simple check for both would be to find out the IP address first.

      Could you please perform the following:

      Click the <Start> button, select <Run> and type 'CMD' and click <OK>.
      Maximise the new window that has opened and type 'ipconfig' and press <Return>

      If you could then screen dump the results, specifically for the 'Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection' and post the result up. You may wish to crop the image and blank the end of the line which shows the IP Address with lots of colons. The line that shows the IP Address with the dots (i.e. 192.168.0.2) is needed to help, as is the other lines and figures.

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      Re: Wired Connection problems

      First thing to check is if the Network adapter on your PC is properly enabled. Go to the Device Manager and check that the adapter is shown and there are no warning marks against it.

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      Useful Utilites

      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Wired Connection problems

      Check the LED's on the router & back of PC, if they are lit and/or flickering then the cable is fine. If they are not then check the BIOS as above to see if the NIC is disabled.
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      Re: Wired Connection problems

      Quote Originally Posted by Jessy12 View Post
      By the way my NIC was disabled last time ,so have the same question
      You would be better getting advice about this from a forum in China, as you are posting from there. There is then less chance of misunderstandings

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      Note - When downloading always select the Custom install or you will end up with stuff you don't want.





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      Re: Wired Connection problems

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      You would be better getting advice about this from a forum in China, as you are posting from there. There is then less chance of misunderstandings

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