Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review
Hi just set up a new siemens gigset wifi router from orange alls gone well got laptop on wifi network, desktop wired to modem but its only showing wireless network conected,how can i diable wifi for my desktop and just use wired as it will be faster....I think
If the wireless icon is displayed in the task bar right click on the icon an disable
when i diable wireless conection i have no internet conection dose that mean i have no wired conection ? the lan light is lit on my router. would keeping my desktop pc wired make it faster than wifi ?
when i pluged the lan cable into my pc the socket lit up but not socket on modem is that normal, also cant find network card in device manager.
You need to set up the lan card to allow access to the router
Network Adapter Setup on all Computers
Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)
Double-click on the “Network Connection”
There should be two small icons 1- Label “Local Area Connection” which is the Lan card
2- Label “Wireless Connection” which is the build in wireless network card
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
Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router via the Ethernet cable
Web Browser Settings
Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher
Start IE web browser. Select-Tools-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.
Other Lan Card Setting
Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar
At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed
Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab
Click- Flow Control-Change to Enabled if Disabled
Click-Power Management Tab
Untick 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
Power On The Router And Wait 1-2 Min’s until modem synch with your broadband ISP
Start your browser and enter the router access code, check the manual for the correct code
If using ASDL Modem via The Phone Line the following setting must be used: -
Connection Type = PPPoA
VPI/VCI = 0/38
Encapsulation = VCMUX.
User Name & Password that you presently use to access your ISP service
Once the router set-up is completed and you have SAVE the setting log out and close browser
Reboot the Router by power it off and back on and wait until 5 green lights showing on modem/Router
The 2 displays Icon should be in the task bar-Right Click-Status-Support
What you should see is the following:
Address Type: Assigned by DHCP
IP Address 192.186.1.XXX which is the Computer IP Address
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.X.X which is the router IP Address
If you click the Detail button you will see a lot more information the WINS Server is always blank
You should now be able to browse the Internet
If you have any blank spaces (Gateway, IP address etc) you need to recheck the Router Setup and Lan Card setting
All router have a reset button at the back of the router, which will reset the router back to the factory default setting if required
It is sometimes desirable to reboot the router by Power it off and back on by removing the power cable if you cannot access the Internet or find that access is very slow this will allow the router to refresh the setting from your ISP servers
followed your instructions but could not find Flow Control-Change to Enabled if Disabled
got lan icon in taskbar now (1394 conection. speed 400.0. status conected ) but when i go to Status-Support thers no IP address or anything just blank for lan. wifi is fine but if i disable it cant get a conection. reset router all five lights on, anything else i could try ..thanks
done some research i understand 1394 is a Firewire"port not a lan card is that the problem or can it be used to conetct to the internet ?
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