Ethernet Cable with Wireless

  RGB76 15:50 18 Feb 2010

Hi all,

My ethernet connection keeps being dissabled and I don`t know why, is having the ethernet cable really necessary or is the Wireless Router alright without it.
My signal strength is excelent, is there any reason why I can`t leave that cable dissabled.

I`m running Vista P/Win 7 dual boot.

Many Thanks


  tullie 16:19 18 Feb 2010

Wired or wireless,its up to you.

  rizlo29 17:54 18 Feb 2010

You can lose connectivity to either Ethernet or wireless.

Ive never used vista yet but it might be same/similar go to cmd.

Try this with Ethernet cable pluged in and wireless off.

On xp its start>>run type cmd press enter. Then type ipconfig/all.

What does it say in the local area section?

Do you have an ip address starting with 192?

Also is dhcp enabled?

Whilst you are on prompt try this.

Ipconfig/all then ipconfig/release then ipconfig/renew then reboot, any difference?

  RGB76 18:42 18 Feb 2010

I`ve found things better without the ethernet cable plugged in, so I think I will stay that way for a while.
Very many thanks to you both.


  rizlo29 21:31 18 Feb 2010

OK, but it is always best to have local area connection functioning, so that you can go online if your wireless drop etc.

It really is a few steps to sort it out, especially when you wireless adaptor is connected.

  RGB76 11:36 19 Feb 2010

Hi rizlo29, I do have local area connection available without having the ethernet cable connected, and everything is running very smoothly now.
Many thanks for your advice which I have saved.

Kind regards


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Samsung Galaxy S9 review

ManvsMachine and other artists put Apple's iMac Pro to the test using powerful rendering tools

What to expect at Apple's 27 March education event

Comment filmer l’écran d’un iPhone ?