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How come my cable modem is not giving me a valid IP address? 

by on January 22, 2013

Q: Recently purchased a new cpu tower. I plugged in the ethernet cable. Got nothing. Called my cable provider and they checked my modem and told me it may be a bad ethernet cable. I purchased another cable and still nothing. After doing some checking, I noticed that I have no IP address showing. Also says that no driver was installed for the coprocessor. I checked to see if the ethernet card is installed. It is and is working properly. Can the fact that I have no IP address be my problem or could it be another issue?

 
 

How come my ethernet card stopped working after I updated the driver? 

by on January 22, 2013

Q: Hello, i am using my wifi from neighbor to type this on my laptop but here i go-

I recently upgraded to win7 from vista on a used desktop. it has been working great all day with internetno probs at all. then i download all the updates, restart it, and its still fine. BUT, i downloaded 3 optional updates- one graphics update, a dell display in203om, and a realtek network PCIe GBE family controller update. after i downloaded and installed them, my ethernet completely shut off. i restarted the modem, the computer and disconnected and reconnected ethernet cables. modem says it has internet, but the computer says its a problem with the ethernet cable…can you PLEASE help

 
 

How do I get more than one device connected to my network if I only have a single ethernet connection? 

by on July 14, 2012

Q: I run an ethernet cable up to my room from the family’s router which is in the basement of the house. I would like to be able to split that ethernet cable that goes to my room into two connections. How do I do this? Do I buy an splitter or a switch?

 
 

Can I buy a cord to connect my Wii to my laptop as a work around for not having a router? 

by on May 25, 2012

Q: Can I buy a cord to connect my Wii to my laptop as a work around for not having a router? I’m not able to connect to a free wifi. maybe a wii adapter or lan adapter?

 
 

Is it time to invest in a cat6a cable? 

by on May 24, 2012

Q: I have cat 5e ethernet cabling at the moment and was wondering should I invest in a cat6 or even cat 6a cable? I am looking for something around 30m long as well so will the play a role in my choices?

 
 

How come my computer will not hibernate if it is connected via ethernet? 

by on February 4, 2012

Q: My computer seems to hibernate only when it is connected through a wireless router….because when it is connected via the ethernet cable… it never hibernates even though I have it set to…what is happening that it doesn’t hibernate when cable connected but does hibernate when wireless router connected?

 
 

Do they make an adaptor that converts Ethernet to USB? 

by on November 23, 2011

Q: is there an adapter that lets me plug it into the ethernet port and use it as a usb port? both my usb ports are broken but my ethernet port is not. i found one that can be connected to a usb port and used as an ethernet port. please help

 
 

How come my computer says it cannot find the Ethernet driver after installing a Toshiba hard drive in a Gateway computer? 

by on September 30, 2011

Q: How do you install a Toshiba hard drive into a Gateway computer? I did it but it says cannot find ethernet driver controller?

 
 

Would using a CAT5 Ethernet splitter weaken the Speed of the connection? 

by on August 15, 2011

Q: Would using a CAT5 Ethernet splitter weaken the Speed of the connection?

 
 

What is the best network card to use as a replacement in my HP Pavilion? 

by on March 30, 2011

Q: I have a HP Pavilion a6 FK570AA desktop computer with a bad nic card. I want to replace it. just standard home use. What is the best card for me to purchase.