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xoxtinkaxox
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎25-08-2009

Wireless wont connect without ethernet cable!

Hi,

 

Ive been having problems with my wireless all day. Ive finally got it working through an ethernet cable but i need my wireless to do its jop and actually work without the cables. Ive had the wireless about a month and wrote into here 3 times with similar problems!!

Anyone know why i cant connect to my network without my ethernet cable?? I have a netgear router if thats any help. When i try to connect through the wireless manager it just keeps saying that it cant connect to my router and check that the power and internet lights are on, if they are move your computer nearer to the wireless router. Ive been right in front of it and it still keeps giving me the same message!

Can someone help please? Thank you.

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xoxtinkaxox
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎25-08-2009

Re: Wireless wont connect without ethernet cable!

Can anyone help me please??

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trevorsem
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎04-09-2009

Re: Wireless wont connect without ethernet cable!

I come across this when I installed my router. Try changing the wireless channel for the router as it may be conflicting with someone else in your area. You will need to connect via ethernet to set this up.

 

Also consider where you are placing your router in the house for potential blocked or interfered signals.

 

Hope this helps

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Jason
Posts: 174
Registered: ‎12-08-2009

Re: Wireless wont connect without ethernet cable!

Hi, just a thought but have you got any security set up on the router? Like WPA or MAC address filtering etc?

 

Does your pc 'see' the wireless before you try to connect - if it does and it won't connect it sounds like there could be a security setting, mind you, I've had a similar problem myself and had accidentally flicked the wireless switch off on the front of the laptop - took me 5 minutes to work out what was wrong! :smileywink:

 

Jason.

I work for VM but my views are my own and don't necessarily represent those of the company... etc.
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Jo21
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎29-10-2009

Re: Wireless wont connect without ethernet cable!

I think I have the same problem - can you break this down for me as I'm a tech novice so not sure how to change the wireless channel for the router...???

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ak
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎13-09-2009

Re: Wireless wont connect without ethernet cable!

hi ,,    lets do it step by step 

 

(print that page if you want it if you are not adult let someone do it for you because sometimes it is

 

difficult to do it )

 

Find your router page before do all this   (example:192.168.0.1/192.168.1.1)

 

reset your router (cak of router tiny button press and hold)while is on reset your router from button which is back of router ,press that button and hold 10

 

seconds after that

 

turn off modem and router and pc or laptop wait 5 minutes

 

than turn on modem ONLY and wait ONE MINUTE not less than that!

 

turn on your router and wait a minute not less than that again

 

than open your pc or laptop connect your pc or laptop with ethernet cable back of your router port

 

try to connect to any page it is gonna connect using ethernet cable to the internet IF NOT FRIST TIEM RESTART YOUR  PC OR LAPTOP THEN TRY

 

WHEN YOU CONNECTED

 

than go to your router page accourding to your router (find router page before do all this )

 

than go section WIRELESS SECTION  than change your router name for examble Netgear = ashleys network OR john network etc.

 

you can write the name you want to be( so you can see your network when you search wireless

 

network = ashleys network (as examble) you will be sure %100 this is your wireless)

 

go to WIRELESS SECURITY SECTION from router page and put your password and no one access your your

 

network without

 

password   ( please don t forget password)

 

and save the page and close it .Do not take the ethernet cable and search for wireless network

 

and look your name you choose it "ashleys network" (as exsamble)

 

and click connect your one

 

and put your password what ever you want to be ( dont forget please that password )vista is gonna

 

ask to you to save this connection than tick the boxes and

 

take the ethernet cable off from your pc or laptop give a couple of second to find your wireless

 

connection automaticly . DONT GET PANIC IT GONNA LOSE CONNECTION THEN GONNA FIND UNDER THE NAME YOU GIVE LIKE ashleys network THEN CLICK TAHAT ONE AND ASK YOU TO PUT YOUR PASSWORD AND GET CONNECT.

 

if you can not find your connection name restart your pc or laptop than try again.

 

i hope this is helpfull to you

 

thank you

 

 

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