[DELETED] 20:40 16 Nov 2003

My PC has onboard LAN but is shown as being disconnected as lead is unplugged. I tried all I could think of to fix this but in the end purchased a pci ethernet card. I need the LAN to connect a wireless internet gateway to so that I can use the pc as a hub for wireless connections from my laptop.
Problem is the ethernet card shows the same message even when I plug the gateway into it.
Any suggestions please ?

  rickf 21:01 16 Nov 2003

Not quite clear what you are saying. If the lead is unplugged it'll show as disconnected in the task bar. Two pcs with a X.

  [DELETED] 21:25 16 Nov 2003

The lead from the gateway is plugged in but the properties box still shows it as being unplugged.

  [DELETED] 21:49 16 Nov 2003

Full details are here.......click here

  [DELETED] 22:08 16 Nov 2003

have you checked if the cable is faulty?

  [DELETED] 22:57 16 Nov 2003

OK, but i was hoping to be able to plug it into the network card on the pc and access the internet through the pc's usb port. Would this work?

  [DELETED] 23:28 16 Nov 2003

No - as ßéLâ says above - it's for plugging an ADSL/Cable modem into (the kind with an enet interface) - which then gives you what is essentially a wireless router.

Each PC then needs a wireless card to communicate with it.

click here

  [DELETED] 09:53 17 Nov 2003

Thank you all for your help. Looks like i'll have to go and buy another modem.

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

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Amazon Prime Day 2018: Best Deals & Launches

The humble pint glass is redesigned from bottoms up by design legend Sir Kenneth Grange

The best Amazon Prime Day Apple deals 2018

Quel est le meilleur antivirus pour Windows ?