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Ethernet connection

Should I use this or just my Wifi? I've disconnected the cable as I do not recognise the connection and the WIFI wasn't connecting automatically. It does now.

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Re: Ethernet connection

Hi

My view is ...

Ethernet is preferable for speed and security.

 


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Re: Ethernet connection

I agree, makes sense, but the number shown when connected to the internet is not my connection and like I said, if that's connected, the WIFI isn't unless I connect manually. It's all a bit strange.

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Re: Ethernet connection

What number are you taking about?


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Re: Ethernet connection

My connection number is VM followed by eight digits. The Ethernet when connected showed a completely different number, not one I'm aware of. It's probably legit but doesn't make any sense, why wouldn't it be the same number, the Ethernet cable was connected to the router?

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Because WiFi connections and Ethernet connections aren’t the same.

Are you wired direct to the hub or via a powerline plug etc?


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Re: Ethernet connection

Your Hub has a Wide Area Network (WAN) IP Address and that will be in the format 12.34.56.78.

Your Local Area Network (LAN) devices will have IP Addresses 192.168.xx.yy

Your Hub will have a Wireless Broadcast (Wi-Fi) called VM********

Your device LAN IP and the Wi-Fi name being different is nothing to worry about.

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Re: Ethernet connection

Oh okay guys, I'll plug it back in.

Any idea why the WIFI doesn't connect automatically as it is set to do when the Ethernet cable is used? Is it not needed?

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Re: Ethernet connection

Once you plug a live ethernet cable into your PC it will take precedence over the Wi-Fi connection.

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