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Wireless connections showing up as ethernet connections

There is a laptop connected to my network that is shown as an ethernet connection. I turn wireless off, i do everything possible to deny it service, but it still stays connected. I think it may be interfearing with my connection some how, because ive lost and gained my connection at least 10 times while typing this.

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Just change de wed key
go 192.168.1.1
user admin
password password

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Cisco access point


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How to configure wireless access point using a laptop
Wireless technology makes connecting to the Internet possible from anywhere within the range of the network. Unfortunately, not all Internet-capable devices have wireless technology, and many still require an Ethernet port connection. If you have a laptop with a wireless card and an Internet connection, you can make the laptop a wireless access point and share that connection with other devices, whether your laptop runs a Windows or OSX operating system. Windows computers allow other devices to access the wireless network via a physical connection to the laptop, while OSX computers allow AirPort equipped devices to connect as well, creating a second wireless bubble for the network.

Instruction:
WINDOWS
1 Turn on the laptop and the device with which you will share the connection. Ensure the laptop's wireless card is turned on and you have an Internet connection.

2 Connect an Ethernet cord to the port on the laptop, and the other end to the receiving device. You need to make the connection first, or you will not be able to access the sharing options for the connection.

3 Open the list of network connections on the computer. In Windows 7 and Vista, access this list by typing "Network Connections" into the Start menu search bar and pressing "Enter." In Windows XP, click on "Network Connections" in the Network and Sharing Center section of the Control Panel.

4 Right click on the wireless connection and select "Properties," then navigate to the Sharing tab. This tab will not appear unless both devices are connected.

5 Check the box marked "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection." Click "OK" to save the changes.
OSX
1 Click on the Apple menu and select "System Preferences." Click the "Sharing" option, then choose "Internet Sharing."

2 Select the Airport and wireless network in the "Share your connection from:" drop-down menu.

3
Select an output format for the connection in the "To computers using:" drop-down menu. Choose "Ethernet" for a physical connection or "AirPort" for wireless broadcasting.

4
Turn on the device you wish to receive the connection. Connect the devices with an Ethernet cable, or turn on the receiving device's AirPort card and connect wirelessly.




Dec 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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It connects to local networks but not the internet


You don't say whether you are trying to connect via an ethernet cable, or via a wireless connection.
Try the following in order: Some of these may seem obvious, but it helps eliminate the more simple problems first: (general guidance, as I'm not sure which windows version you are working with. Did you upgrade from Vista to Win 7?)

Assume you have enabled the network on the laptop FN + number key or physical switch?

  • Check if you have the Ethernet and wireless drivers for this laptop first from the Toshiba support site and install them
  • In Control panel / device manager, see that the network devices for wireless and Ethernet Lan are appearing and have no warning mark next to them. If they have, you need to check what the problem is by clicking on the device shown and following the instructions given (repost your findings if you need more help)
  • See if you can connect to the internet using the ethernet lan connection cable (direct wired connection). If it does this ok, the problem lies with the wireless connection.
  • Assuming the wireless card in the laptop is present and is functioning, the next step is to check the router settings. Using the supplied CD that came with the router, or clicking on the router symbol in control panel / network and open the wireless security settings page, reset the wireless password and make a note of it. Save settings. When setting security, choose 128 bit security for more safety.
  • See if the laptop now picks up the network and when prompted enter the password you just created. If this works you are finished.
  • If it still does not work, try disabling Windows Firewall ( a common problem) and see if that then allows for connection.
  • If it STILL fails to work, try the laptop on a friends network. If it connects then, the problem is with your router. If it does not work, you have a failing wireless card in the laptop.
To confirm this, obtain a USB network dongle and test it on your laptop with your own network. You can get a replacement card off the likes off eBay and this is not difficult to fit.

Jul 13, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A305-S6908 Laptop

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Wireless light is on but when I bring in my laptop it doesn't find my network. Just quit working. ??


Turn the router off, and unplug the AC power.
Turn the router on, and wait until the lamps show that it's fully ready.

Be sure that you have _not_ disabled your laptop's wireless networking.
On your laptop, click to "view available networks".
Does the router's "SSID" show up in the output?

Connect an Ethernet cable between the Ethernet-port on the router and the Ethernet-adapter on your laptop.

Click Start
Click Run
Type 'cmd' and press ENTER.
In the "black" window, enter 'IPCONFIG'.
Find the line showing the IP-address of the "Gateway", probably something like '192.168.xxx.yyy'.
Start your web-browser, and enter: http://192.168.xxx.yyy
to connect to the router's web-interface.
Click to run the "Wireless Network Setup Wizard".
The router should restart.
Disconnect the Ethernet cable.
Repeat the "Show available wireless networks".

Or, try some other wireless-ready laptop or wireless-ready iPod Touch, to see if these devices can "see" your router's SSID.

Oct 21, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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Unable to activate wireless lan


TRY GOING TO START, START SEARCH TYPE WIRELSS DEVICE

LOOKE IN DEVICE MANAGE FOR WIRELESS FOLDER

INPUT DEVICES

AS SO CHECK THE FOLLOWING FOLDERS ALLOWING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE LABTOP AND THE WIRELESS DEVICE AND THE COMPUTER.

NETWORKING AND SHARING FOLDER
PROBLEMS AND REPORTING
SECURITY FOLDER
SYNC CENTER IF YOU HAVE ONE
WINDOWS DEFENDER
WINDOWS FIREWALL

THE LAST 2 PROGRAMS IN THE LIST ABOVE CAN STOP THE DEVICE FROM WORKING.
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Compaq NC 6000 on XP SP3 - Ethernet Drivers & Wireless Drivers


Limited connectivity means your pc not able to connect to the preffered network.................
wi-fi also not working....................

there is a problem with your router not from pc.

Apr 05, 2009 | HP Compaq nc6000 Notebook

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My ethernet keeps on blinking and the wireless has no light,


If the wireless light does not come on at all,
on the working computer, type (gateway.2wire.net) in internet explorer, on the top, click on "Home Network".
on the right under "Status at a Glance", make sure the "Disable" button is showing besides "Wireless", but dont click it.
But If yours says "Enable", click on it.

If that does not work, make sure that you are connecting to the right network. the name will be shown in the same section as above. The password is on the bottom of the modem/router on the sticker.

Aug 10, 2008 | 2wire 2700HG-B Router (2700HGB)

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Carnt get the wireless connection to work on new laptop


Click Start, then select Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections. The Network and Internet Connections window opens.
Click Network Connections. The Network Connections window opens.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Select Enable to turn on wireless Ethernet or Disable to turn off wireless Ethernet.

May 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Help


First, check to see if there is a button on the keyboard that looks like an antenna. It usually has a blue light on if it is enabled. If not, press it. If you are using Windows XP Click Start, then select Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections. The Network and Internet Connections window opens.
Click Network Connections. The Network Connections window opens.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Select Enable to turn on wireless Ethernet or Disable to turn off wireless Ethernet.

May 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Laptop Idiot


First, check to see if there is a button on the keyboard that looks like an antenna. It usually has a blue light on if it is enabled. If not, press it. If you are using Windows XP Click Start, then select Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections. The Network and Internet Connections window opens.
Click Network Connections. The Network Connections window opens.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Select Enable to turn on wireless Ethernet or Disable to turn off wireless Ethernet.

May 27, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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