ethernet modem problem, help !!!

  cap-end 20:21 23 Jul 2007

i had always had my modem connected by usb but after getting another pc i tried to connect both together through a router using ethernet.

the problem is mainly with the onboard ethernet port on my asus a8n-sli board as the other pc works fine when connected seperately.

i have installed all drivers and enabled everything in the bios and device manager but with no luck.

i have also tried leaving mine connected through usb and just connecting the other pc to the modems ethernet but m pc wont work but the other does

thanks for any help or suggestions !

  ambra4 04:20 24 Jul 2007

Network Adapter Setup on the Computer

Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

1. Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

2. Double-click on the “Network Connection

3. Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked

Tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected,

An Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup

5. Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” Click the “Properties” button

6. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

7. Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

8. Click “OK”.

Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router

Web Browser Settings

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

1. Start your web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”.

2. In the “Internet Options” screen, there are three selections:

“Never dial a connection”,

“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”

“Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”.

If you cannot make a selection, go to the next step.

3. Under the “Internet Options” screen, click on “Connections” and select “LAN Settings”

4. Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed Options:

Other Network Connection Setting

Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard-next-Connect to the Internet

Next-Set Up My Connection Manually-next-Click Connect using a broadband connection that is always on next Finish

  ambra4 04:21 24 Jul 2007

Setting Up The Wireless System

You have to setup the SSID address on the router first

By default some wireless router come setup with the manufacture name as the SSID address 3Com, Linksys, Belkin etc, you can change the SSID to what ever you want, 452john06 or ezyclip01 etc.

Write it down; as the same name must be used on the wireless device when set it up to access the wireless router.

Do not setup the security system as yet, make sure that you can access the router and browse the Internet first, and then setup the security system.

If you get it wrong the wireless device will not access the wireless router or the Internet

Some laptop computer with a building wireless card required you to switch on the Wireless Radio Antenna via a small slide switch, or enable the wireless card via the PC network connection software.

If not sure check the manual

If using a Wireless Bus Card you must install the software driver on the CD first.

Just read the manual and follow the instruction

You must power of the laptop before inserting the wireless bus card same for installing a PCI wireless card

Inserting a wireless bus card or a PCI wireless card with the power on can damage the card, plus the OS will not load the driver

If installing a PCI wireless card into a desktop computer follow the instruction in the manual all manufactures do things difference

If using a USB Adapter you need to install the software driver first before plug in the USB Adapter

Check out this site before you setup the wireless system could save you a lot of time and headache.

click here

Good Luck Enjoy

  ambra4 04:27 24 Jul 2007

Question said by first time user of Cable/ADSL Wireless Broadband

The first PC does not have to be on for the wireless system to work

Once the router is on all wireless devices should have local and Internet access

If you install a wireless card or a USB Adapter and move it a difference room, and need to change any setting on the router, you must move it close to router and connect via the LAN cable

With a hard wire system the LAN card runs at 100Mbps, wireless runs 54Mbps

If the PC is laptop yes it will give you ability to move around the house and not stuck in one room

You cannot see the wireless system from a hard wire PC only your Local Area Connection

If there is a wireless card installed on the PC you will see it in the network connection area

You cannot have both the LAN and Wireless connect at the same time.

Some computers will automatic disable the LAN or wireless card as required, as this causes conflict within the router

The hard wire connection will allow you access the wireless router setup Wireless, Internet, Security, Password etc.

The connect speed on the wireless PC is governed by the location of the router to the laptop, distance, amount and thickness of walls, quality of signal etc. it can verity from 11Mbps to 54Mbps

If laptop is losing connection from router walk around the room with the laptop and check the signal quality

If you buy one of the new 108Mbps wireless router you must buy a 108Mbps card or USB Adapter
for each wireless device you want to connect at that speed.

The normal connect speed on a build in wireless card or USB adapter is 54Mbps

  cap-end 18:00 24 Jul 2007

thanks for that, all working fine now, i knew it would be something simple that i missed !

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