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PC will not connect unless Laptop is turned on?

My PC (Dell) is connected to a Router (LinkSys WRT160N) via ethernet cable. My Laptop (Dell) is a wireless connection and works fine. When the Laptop is on, the internet connection on the PC works fine. However, when the Laptop is off, the internet connection will not work on the PC. The only way to get around this is to directly connect the modem to the PC.

Any ideas?

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  • dadywags4 Mar 11, 2009

    I am running Vista on both.

  • dadywags4 Mar 12, 2009

    I am on the road until Tuesday. I will have to check when I get back and let you know.

    I appreciate your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    sam for me. Linksys suggested hard coding the DNS bu that worked for about 5 minutes then it stopped working again

  • dadywags4 Mar 17, 2009

    I show 2 dns servers. One ends in 7.10 and the other ends in 7.11.

  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    about the same it all connected but i cant connect to aol which i have piggy back with internet explorer

  • CampinFamily May 11, 2010

    will do what i can to help u out. good luck travel safe!

  • CampinFamily May 11, 2010

    what are u using for your dns setting on your pc? you can check it by click start; run; type cmd; press enter

    in the black screen type ipconfig /all then press enter

    this will display the ip address of the dns setting. usually it should have the same ip address as the default gateway.



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First reset the connection, and try to connect the pc with switch and when net start working the connect the laptop

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To setup a wireless connection on a computer, the wireless card in the computer needs to be configured with the wireless router's settings.
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