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getting a good useable IP address from router for lan

Sep 22, 2018 12:32AM PDT

I have a linksys wrt54g v6 and it will not let lan access internet but gives wifi a perfect IP. The pc gets addresses from anything else I connect to ethernet so I know trouble is with router. I uninstalled lan reinstalled updated drives. reset router. I even copied the IP address that the router gave to wifi. so a working subnet, gateway, and IP on ethernet and it still said unidentified network. put exact same numbers back in wifi and yep worked just fine, how can it give a good address to wifi and bad to lan on same pc? and how can address work on wifi not lan. cant get my mind around that! but realy the unidentified network error is the dumbest thing I ever heard think about it if I plug a cable into my computer by definition its identified. I know exactly what I connected! besides I bought and paid for pc who has right to tell me what I can and cant connect it to I don't need it to identify anything I just need it to connect. is that to much to ask? any help getting a working IP on this before I smash it I would be gratful for. thank you

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Same PC? WiFi and LAN = not supported.
Sep 24, 2018 10:21AM PDT

If you set the IP and such for either you may have a BAD DAY. When I work this I had to be sure that DHCP was working and I did not manually assign the IP and such. Also I can't have WiFi enabled and plug in the Ethernet. That's not supported (that is, not automatic so I'll call this advanced networking which I won't broach here.)

I'd unroll what you did and test with another PC.
Also, be sure the router's firmware is their latest.

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A number of factors could be at issue
Sep 24, 2018 9:59AM PDT

A number of issues could be causing your unindented Ethernet connection to be failing to connect with Wifi instead. Some of them are the following.

* SSID and password issues for Wifi
* Router settings
* Wifi adapter settings
* The router failing
* Home network settings on your computer
* The privacy settings on your computer

It is best to contact your ISP regarding this issue since a broad number of factors could be the cause of your computer that is new not being able to connect to the Internet with Wifi. They can assist you better with this issue. Sometimes these types of problems can arise when setting up new computers to connect to the Internet.

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