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Changing internet connection from wireless to wired

by valleyrider / November 2, 2008 12:45 AM PDT

I've moved an older computer from the basement where I used a Lynksys Wireless G USB Network Adapter for internet access to an upstairs office. I now want to connect directly from my Lynksys Wireless G Router to the PC to boost the speed (it's not a high-speed USB port), but when I make the connection, the browsers don't find an internet connection. I have the same lack of success by connecting directly to the cable modem and bypassing the wireless router. How do I tell the PC that I'm no longer using the USB connection and want to use the ethernet connection? I'm running XP on a Sony Vaio.

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Given only this much to work with.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 2, 2008 2:29 AM PST

If no one has tinkered with the settings it looks like the ethernet cable is bad.

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Run the Network Setup Wizard.
by Coryphaeus / November 3, 2008 12:59 AM PST

And look in Device Manager and make sure the network card is enabled.

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