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Creating a wired connection from a wireless router.

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Okay, so this seems to be way more complicated than I thought. I have a Netgear wireless router, it is upstairs however and I can't get a good wifi signal through the floor. So I just ran a Cat6 cable from the router into my computer and it is still only showing wifi signal. It isnt even giving me the option to create a wired connection. I have Windows 7 Ultimate and a TP Wirless PCI card in. The green light where the Cat6 cable is connected to my computer is on but it just inst picking it up. Do I remove the wifi card and retry?
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try turning the wifi off and see what happens? I'd hunt through the control panels to ive you more specific instruction, but I'm on my mac atm.
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When I turn off the pci card it doesn't pick up anything. No options for a new connection or available network. I even restarted the computer with the wifi card disabled and still nothing. It shouldn't be very difficult right? I mean the router does have 5 ethernet slots on it for additional connections.
post #4 of 9
I suspect there is something wrong with your ehternet connection then. could be the cable, the router, or the connector on your machine. Either the router or the machine could have it's ethernet turned off, or drivers not installed.

Have you tried turning it off and on with the ethernet plugged in? That may reset any necessary driver in your OS. Bah. I really need to look at windows control panel and system tools and I just don't have access to them atm.
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I was able to think about the problem and rephrase it. How do I create a LAN connection from a wireless router? maybe that clears things up.
post #6 of 9
Nope you're doing it right. If your wireless router also has a 4 port ethernet hub on the back it should dispense internet just as well out that direction.

Ethernet is picky and priggish though. Ports go bad, cables go bad. Cables in particular cannot handle any kinking or stretching or they can be wrecked.

You might be using a crossover cable instead of a normal one. Traditionally they are yellow or orange. With really modern equipment it shouldn't matter though.
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The cord I got from amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007NZWTJA/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )

And I was spooled very tight, but there aren't any kinks.

I built this computer myself, so would I need to go to the motherboard website and download an ethernet driver? Because it has an ethernet slot but I don't remember ever seeing it in the list of drivers.
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Yeah, lol just went into device manager and sure enough no ethernet controller installed. Thanks for the help, this has been frustrating the hell out of me for a few hours now.
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