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"More than one active network connection"

by jbmcgee / April 9, 2009 6:40 PM PDT

After having my networking setup function normally for about a month or so since I got a new router, I suddenly lost my connections and this message comes up in the network and sharing center: "There are more than one active network connections on this computer." I have a Linksys WRT54GL wireless router connected to my Dell Inspiron 518 through a local area connection and am using a Motorola Surfboard modem on another local area connection. The only way to resume my internet connection is to unplug the network cable from the wireless router. I didn't change any settings or anything to cause this to happen, any advice?

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It's simple
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 9, 2009 10:04 PM PDT
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More than 1 active network connection
by jbmcgee / April 10, 2009 6:19 AM PDT
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I should have elaborated more on my setup. I wasn't actually using the wireless connection for my home computer but as an "access point" (I think that's what you call it when the pc is connected to the wireless router and to the modem??) and I access the wireless signal through my Wii and another pc in my living room being used as home theater pc. I figured out that the problem occurs when I plug in the cable from my network port of my home pc into the wireless router, if I only have the modem connected, I can connect to internet with home pc but no wireless. Like I said before, this setup was working til about a week ago and suddenly it's no good.

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Good luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2009 6:25 AM PDT

Sorry that things are not what they seemed in your first post. I wasn't aware you could use a PC as an access point. I've used AD HOC mode but that's not the same.

Try setups that are supportable.

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