wireless works but wired doesn't

April 24, 2009 at 20:07:47
Specs: Windows XP
I have both a belkin 54g wireless adapter on my computer and a 10/100/1000 wired network card. the wireless router and the wired network card are both connected to the same network switch. the wirless adapter works fine getting the internet etc. but my wired card can't get an ip from the main router. if i manually configure the card windows says the connection is good and firewalled but the internet doesn't work and i cant see anything in my network. even if i disconnect the wireless netowrk from the switch and my pc the wired network wont connect. all cables are good and the main router is working because it works with the wireless.

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#1
April 25, 2009 at 05:28:19
For wired connection, have you already tried to disable the WLAN card in the network environment?
If that doesn't work, try to reboot and see what happens.

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#2
April 25, 2009 at 05:53:58
Thanks for the quick reply,
my wlan card is actually a usb adapter. i have ried completely removing it and rebooting the system then running a new install of my regular lan card and nothing. I do know the card works as it has been tested on other networks. this same problem has happened with any card i install on this computer.
I've even completely disconnected the wireless router to test and nothing. in the past i had both a wired network card and two wireless usb adapters working together in this system. everything used to work fine. i've gone through and tested all the cat6 cables and all test good.

I used to have a problem simaler to this if the wireless router was set up wrong but when i would unplug the router the network worked fine.(understand i use a wired router for the main router and the wireless router simply as an access point) but this time this is not the case. i must be missing something simple. i just can't seem to figure out what


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#3
April 25, 2009 at 06:32:16
I figured it out!!. for some reason i must have the wired lan cable plugged in to the switch in a port closer to the main router. example. the switch is numbered 1-4 and uplink. the uplink is plugged into the main router. if i plug my wireless router in #1 then the ports 2-4 do not work properly for a wired connection. but if i connect the wireless router in # 4 then 1-3 work fine. this may just be the way my switch is wired or it could be tat the wireless router terminates. i'm not sure, but i now have the wireless router plugged into # 4 andthe wired lan card in #1 and both the wireless adapter and the wired network card are both working together on my system
thanks for all the input

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#4
April 25, 2009 at 09:44:23
On most routers, when you use the uplink port, you can't use port #1 at the same time.

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#5
April 25, 2009 at 16:51:31
while i did solve this issue as stated in my last post, you are correct. i actually have the wireless router in the #4 port and the wired card in the #2 prt with #1 open.
All works well now.
Thanks

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