I CAnnot connect to the internet.. i was trying to free up some space on my gateway pc, and tried removing rarely used programs. I manually removed components necessary to connect to the internet.. I somehow deleted the ethernet hardware or something.. and cannot set up new connection as there is no lan icon.. How can I fix this issue ? is there something I can download to my laptop and somehow transfer to my desktop pc?
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Re: ACCIDENTLY REMOVED LAN CONNECTION
Go to Device Manager and see if your ethernet adapter has a yellow exclamation point next to it. If it does, then right click, properties, device driver, update device driver, and then have it scan your hard drive for the drivers. If they are not there, tyr the CD that came with your computer. If you don't have a disk, then yes, you may need to go to the Gateway site and download the LAN drivers for your machine.
But I doubt that you removed the drivers. You may have removed some software, but not the drivers.
What symptoms of non-operation are you now having since deleting what you deleted?
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Use the PING command to test the communication between the computer and the gateway.
Goto Start > Run and enter COMMAND. From the Command Prompt, enter PING 192.168.0.1. The gateway should reply.
Verify that the residential gateway is getting power. With the broadband
modem connected to the WAN port on the gateway, you should have a soild
WAN link light. You should use the same cable that connected the modem
to the PC to connect the modem to the WAN port on the gateway. Any port
on the gateway that has a computer connected to it should have the
corresponding LAN link light lit. If you do not get the appropriate link
lights, try using different cables.
onfigure browser/Internet Options Step 1 Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel.
Step 2 Double-click the Internet Options icon.
Step 3 On the Security tab click Restore the default security level.
Step 4 Click the Connection tab and set the dial-up option to Never Dial a Connection.
Step 5 Click LAN Settings. Nothing should be checked. If anything is checked, uncheck it. Click OK.
Step 6 Click the Advanced tab and then click Restore these settings to their defaults.
Step 7 Click OK.
Step 1 Turn the Cable/DSL modem off.
Step 2 Turn the D-Link router off.
Step 3 Wait 60 seconds.
Step 4 Turn the cable/DSL modem back on and wait until all the lights are steady.
Step 5 Turn the D-Link router on.
routers and modems do not have an on/off switch. Simply unplug the
power. Unplugging the power will not reset (reset back to default
settings) the unit.
The LAN pc card on you laptop is not recognizing the connection to the router that's why you are getting an erro saying cable is unpluggged. Try to user a different ethernet cable or try the laptop to the modem check if you will still get the same error so that we'll know if its a fault with the lan card or if it's just with the cable.
First of all, I would really recommend you to buy a Cable/DSL router. It is quite cheap, usualy more secure, much easier to configure and troubleshoot. Also, it does not require to have one PC up and running all the time, hense saving energy. Do you know that a PC running 24/7 may cost between 60$ and 100$ in electricity annually? This is more than the cost of a basic router!
But, since your question is about sharing your Internet connection with a PC, here are some guidelines. I will assume here that you are using Windows XP.
1. Connect the modem to Eth0 in the PC. Do not connect anything in the USB port of the modem.
2. Make sure that the link lights are lit both side. If they are not, you may need a cross-over cable (this is usualy not the case)
3. Configure Eth0 to get IP address DNS automatically
4. Disable (uncheck) all protocols except TCP/IP on Eth0.
5. Run the Network Setup Wizard (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > Network Setup Wizard) and follow the steps.
Simply run the Network Setup Wizard (Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > Network Setup Wizard) and follow the steps. Specify and you Internet connection is through a Home or LAN network.
you need to set your ip addresses on your computer this is done by clicking start - my network places - on left view network connections - right click on wireless for wireless and on normal lan for lan - click properties scroll down to tcp ip sttings - right click - click properties - click use the following ip address - type 192.168.0.2 - click sub mask it will auto fill then default gateway needs to be 192.168.0.1 - then click use the following dns server and type 192.168.0.1 click ok and your done for every computer you add to the network you have to change the last digit of the ip address such as 2 then 3 then 4 this only applies to netgear routers
If not done allready, setup the lan IP address and default gateway in win98 Click MyComputer-ControlPanel-Network-Double Click TCP/IP Adapter for your 3com device-insert LAN info for IP Adress-subnet mask, Gateway and your Internet service providors DNS Addresses info Tab's (3x different Tabs "IP Adress" "Gateway" "DNS Configuration")
IP Adress will be at least one number higher than your gateway address and not allready being used by other PC's on your network and gateway address will same as your router interface address subnet mask will be the same for all PC's on your network.
For 3com and Netgear routers LAN setup is usually
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask = 255.255.255.0
IP Adress = 192.168.1.10(choose alternate number than 10 if allready used by another PC on your network, try to use round numbers, must be a number higher than 1)
Once all info is entered click OK (this may trigger a database info update message and task)now your LAN is setup and ready to talk to your network
Restart PC and try browsing again. May possibly require reinstallation of the TCP/IP client (you double clicked this to setup your LAN in Win98) or reinstallation of the IIS(Internet Information Services)component found in, Add/Remove Programs-Add/Remove windows components and then try LAN setup again if this does not work first time round