How to connect system to internet - hardwire?

  Shark boy 19:24 22 Jul 2009

How do you connect a PC to the internet via hardwire? I have a Belkin N Mimo Roputer of which laptops in the house connect wirelessly to it fine, whereas when we tried to connect it to the wireless network (we obviously had an N USB adapter direct from Belkin) but it wouldn't connect. It would see but not connect to. So we now want to hardwire it to the router. It is security enabled, but it has been connected to another PC before (the old one blew up, literally, smoke pouring out of the back)

Help me somebody please!!!

  ambra4 19:43 22 Jul 2009

How to Hard wire your Lan card to access the Internet

Web Browser Settings

Start – Setting - Control Panel - Select- Internet Options-Connection Tab

In the “Connection” 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, select “LAN Settings”

Untick marks next to any of the displayed Options:

“Automatically detect settings”,

“Use automatic configuration script”

“Use a proxy server”.

Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

Network Adapter Setup on all Computers

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

Click-Start-Settings-Network Connection

Double-click on the “Network Connection”

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

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

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

At bottom of display tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected

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

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

Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Click- Advanced-Click-WINS Tab-Tick-Enable LMHOSTS Lookup if untick

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

Click “OK”.

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

Other Lan Card Setting

Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar

Click Status-General-Properties

At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed

Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab

Click- Connection Type - Change to “Auto- Negotiation”

Click- Flow Control-Change to “Hardware Default (Auto)”

Click-Power Management Tab

Un-Tick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power

Network Connection Setting

Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard

Select-Connect to the Internet-Next

Select-Set Up My Connection Manually-Next

Select-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on


  Shark boy 19:52 22 Jul 2009

they are all blacked out - wont click.

  ambra4 07:22 23 Jul 2009

Is there a black dot in Never dial a connection if just go on to Network Adapter Setup on all Computers

  Shark boy 09:51 23 Jul 2009

I have almost got it to work - wirelessly which is a bonus! Except when I open internet explorer, i get the 'This page cannot be displayed' message. But the little icon in the corner says I do have a connection. So I press 'Diagnose' and it then says 'Windows has found a problem that cannot be repaired automatically.' I have Ubuntu Linux if we need to use it.

  Shark boy 11:39 08 Aug 2009

Decided to hardwire it - all other items are just not working. PC World can't do it either. Big problem with the machine. They said I should restore it back to the factory settings and try again. What happens if it doesn't work?

Thanks to everyone who posted help, but I am resorting to the simple hardwire method.

Shark Boy.

P.S This is the first message that can say finished to!

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