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Need help configuring LAN and WI-FI settings...

Hi,

I have my router set up and it's been working well for the most part; however, I'm having problems when I want to hook my laptop directly into the router with an ethernet cable.

When I do this, it shows two different connections (WI-FI and LAN), and neither of them work. Is there a way to configure the set up so when the ethernet cable is plugged in, it just uses the LAN connection, and have the WI-FI kick in when there is no LAN connection.

Thanks,

- Nick

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  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    I can not connect to my belkin router via wireless only via cable

  • rita5601 Oct 23, 2008

    i just connect my router up and i try to unplug my ethernet cable and my compurter was off line i use the cd software right my router no.is F5D7230-4 please tell me what to do i did not have to have a modem please tell me how do i go wireless on my notebook computer .(i do not need a modem) please tell me what to do.

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The first thing you have to check is if your computer is getting a valid IP address from your router. if your using a windows xp laptop just go to your network connections under control panel then right click the connection you want to check and got to status, click the support tab and it will show you the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway(for windows vista just go to details and look for the IPV4 info)

if your laptop has built in wireless you can just turn it off(theres a switch of a button to turn if on/off) so that your laptop will only be using the ethernet connection. there is not option to automatically switch from one connection to another.

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