Ethernet Cable Plugged in but..

Ethernet Cable Plugged in but it is not connecting to the internet.. It shows the light on my laptop and it also displays the connected via ethernet cable in the taskbar. I dont understand what the issue is? Any ideas..?

Laptop: ACER 5920G
OS: Windows 7

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Try plugging the cable into another computer from the router and check that the Internet is actually connected.

Banned

did you restart the router and the computer?

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jubbyme;8205707

did you restart the router and the computer?



Yes, I have had this issue for sometime now.. The wireless works perfect however I want a wired connection for gaming reasons.

SAVE4IT;8205750

Yes, I have had this issue for sometime now.. The wireless works perfect … Yes, I have had this issue for sometime now.. The wireless works perfect however I want a wired connection for gaming reasons.



DId you try plugging the cable into another computer to see if it works there? If it works there, then its a problem with the laptop. if it doesnt work on the other computer, then theres a problem with the router.

Let us know

Can you access the router via ethernet?

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kingy58;8205786

Can you access the router via ethernet?



How would I do that? What's the IP usually again, I have a feeling I tried that before and It did not work. But worth giving it another shot I guess

for netgear its 192.168.0.1

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hippyharry;8205776

DId you try plugging the cable into another computer to see if it works … DId you try plugging the cable into another computer to see if it works there? If it works there, then its a problem with the laptop. if it doesnt work on the other computer, then theres a problem with the router.Let us know



Ok, just tried connecting via etherenet to another computer and it worked. =/ Not sure what to do now

Download ethernet driver update? Or the actual driver?

is your drivers installed ?

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zeus9876;8205956

is your drivers installed ?



Just checked drivers and according to windows they are up-to-date.

If you are on Virgin..

Their internet was down Tuesday evening ago... Might be your provider.

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oh oh.. Might have found it. I CAN connect to the router via ethernet just not other websites.. Hmm can anyone translate this for me?

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399out;8206039

If you are on Virgin..Their internet was down Tuesday evening ago... … If you are on Virgin..Their internet was down Tuesday evening ago... Might be your provider.



Nah, im with O2.. Speeds are good but over wireless I get in-game lag which is a bit of a pain.

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Can anyone help?! I honestly think that this is very close to being solved!!

I CAN connect to the router via ethernet just not other websites.. Hmm can anyone translate this for me?

SAVE4IT;8206067

oh oh.. Might have found it. I CAN connect to the router via ethernet … oh oh.. Might have found it. I CAN connect to the router via ethernet just not other websites.. Hmm can anyone translate this for me?



Right, so problem exists in your laptop without a doubt.

The fact that another computer works just fine when using the ethernet cable would tell me something is wrong with the ethernet settings.

When your laptop is plugged in to your router via the cable, Click Start and type "cmd" without the quotation marks.

Once youve got the black command window up, type "ipconfig" and type back here what your see.

You will see either two types of number. One will 192.168.xx.xx and the other will be 169.254.xx.xx

Post back what number you see. Remember, before doing this, make sure the WiFi on your laptop is turned off so as it doesnt give you the IP from that instead.

I would say the LAN Properties are wrongly configured.

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hippyharry;8206200

Right, so problem exists in your laptop without a doubt.The fact that … Right, so problem exists in your laptop without a doubt.The fact that another computer works just fine when using the ethernet cable would tell me something is wrong with the ethernet settings.When your laptop is plugged in to your router via the cable, Click Start and type "cmd" without the quotation marks.Once youve got the black command window up, type "ipconfig" and type back here what your see.You will see either two types of number. One will 192.168.xx.xx and the other will be 169.254.xx.xxPost back what number you see. Remember, before doing this, make sure the WiFi on your laptop is turned off so as it doesnt give you the IP from that instead.



I disabled the wireless and plugged in the ethernet cable and it came up with these numbers:

IPV4 Address: 192.168.1.64
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0
192.168.1.254


When I plugged in my wireless connection and did the same thing it came up with these numbers:

IPV4 Address: 192.168.1.67
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254

SAVE4IT;8206266

I disabled the wireless and plugged in the ethernet cable and it came up … I disabled the wireless and plugged in the ethernet cable and it came up with these numbers:IPV4 Address: 192.168.1.64Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.254



So, router is giving you a correct IP. thats fine.

Im totally bamboozled. When you open IE or Firefox, whatever it is you use, when you type in

o2wirelessbox.lan

does it come up with a prompt box asking for a username and password? Reason im asking this, is, this o2wirelessbox.lan is the settings page in the router, and if this loads up, then its settings in your browser, or in your internet settings on the laptop that isnt working properly.

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hippyharry;8206410

So, router is giving you a correct IP. thats fine.Im totally bamboozled. … So, router is giving you a correct IP. thats fine.Im totally bamboozled. When you open IE or Firefox, whatever it is you use, when you type inhttp://o2wirelessbox.landoes it come up with a prompt box asking for a username and password? Reason im asking this, is, this o2wirelessbox.lan is the settings page in the router, and if this loads up, then its settings in your browser, or in your internet settings on the laptop that isnt working properly.



To access the router I type:

192.168.1.254/

There is no prompt box.

When you right click properties on you LAN in network connections, which checkboxes are ticked?

SAVE4IT;8206457

To access the router I type:http://192.168.1.254/There is no prompt box.



o2wirelessbox.lan and 192.168.1.254 are the same thing when you are using the O2 Wireless Router.

My best guess here is to open Network and Sharing Center inside the Control Panel, and click on Set Up a New Connection and just go through that in the hope it refreshes the ethernet settings needed to get it running.

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hippyharry;8206533

o2wirelessbox.lan and 192.168.1.254 are the same thing when you are using … o2wirelessbox.lan and 192.168.1.254 are the same thing when you are using the O2 Wireless Router.My best guess here is to open Network and Sharing Center inside the Control Panel, and click on Set Up a New Connection and just go through that in the hope it refreshes the ethernet settings needed to get it running.



Hmmm.. I am trying to create one however it is not letting me as it says it is connected. All the options seem to be for wireless.

Apologies for my noobiness - relatively new to windows 7.

SAVE4IT;8206266

Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0 192.168.1.254



So which is it? 0.0.0.0 or 192.168.1.254?

If the gateway is 0.0.0.0 that's why you cannot connect.

If you right click the network icon in the notifications area (lower right) do you get either a "Properties" or "Open Network Connections" menu option?

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nick1austin;8209251

So which is it? 0.0.0.0 or 192.168.1.254?If the gateway is 0.0.0.0 that's … So which is it? 0.0.0.0 or 192.168.1.254?If the gateway is 0.0.0.0 that's why you cannot connect.If you right click the network icon in the notifications area (lower right) do you get either a "Properties" or "Open Network Connections" menu option?



It has both of them. The 0.0.0.0 is on the first line and the other one is on the next line.

Currently not at home at the moment but will give it a shot when i get back and let you know.

Have you checked your DNS enteries? O2 DNS servers are some what rubbish to be honest, change them to

8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

also when you have a wired connect try to bring up a command box ( start run type in "cnd" return) black box appears and type in "ping WWW.BBC.CO.UK" and see if you get a response and let us know


Also in the start - run box type in device manager and tthen enter and ensure that all looks ok in their

Yup. Your gateway settings are screwed. Possibly the DNS settings are too (it's difficult to tell while the gateway is wrong). Both are supposed to be obtained automatically from information obtained from the router via DHCP.

For diagnostic purposes can you enter the command "ROUTE DELETE 0.0.0.0", wait a few seconds and try the internet connection again. This isn't a fix though as the network settings will revert upon reboot.

Another dianostic is to bypass DNS by trying to connect to 212.58.244.141 (which is [url]www.bbc.co.uk[/url]).

If it were me I would delete the network connection and re-create it.

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BPD;8210023

Have you checked your DNS enteries? O2 DNS servers are some what rubbish … Have you checked your DNS enteries? O2 DNS servers are some what rubbish to be honest, change them to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 also when you have a wired connect try to bring up a command box ( start run type in "cnd" return) black box appears and type in "ping WWW.BBC.CO.UK" and see if you get a response and let us knowAlso in the start - run box type in device manager and tthen enter and ensure that all looks ok in their



When pinging the bbc website I get:

Destination Host unreachable.

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nick1austin;8210818

Yup. Your gateway settings are screwed. Possibly the DNS settings are … Yup. Your gateway settings are screwed. Possibly the DNS settings are too (it's difficult to tell while the gateway is wrong). Both are supposed to be obtained automatically from information obtained from the router via DHCP.For diagnostic purposes can you enter the command "ROUTE DELETE 0.0.0.0", wait a few seconds and try the internet connection again. This isn't a fix though as the network settings will revert upon reboot.



Upon entering that command it said:
The requested operation requires elevation.

nick1austin;8210818

Another dianostic is to bypass DNS by trying to connect to … Another dianostic is to bypass DNS by trying to connect to http://212.58.244.141 (which is [url]www.bbc.co.uk[/url]).



That did not work. It was the similar sort of loading style as you get if entering a normal website.

Add the Google DNS servers i listed into your TCPIP DNS layer

then

CMD - then type

reset /all

then type

renew /all

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BPD;8214744

Add the Google DNS servers i listed into your TCPIP DNS layerthenCMD - … Add the Google DNS servers i listed into your TCPIP DNS layerthenCMD - then typereset /allthen typerenew /all



Oh okay, how would I insert the google DNS servers? Sorry >.

SAVE4IT;8214573

Upon entering that command it said:The requested operation requires … Upon entering that command it said:The requested operation requires elevation.



New one on me. *does quick google*.

Ahh, a feature of Windows 7. Even when logged in as administrator when you open a command prompt you don't always get administrator privileges. For the fix see here:
home-network-help.com/req…tml

(This is the bit you need to do)
http://www.home-network-help.com/images/run-as-administrator.jpg

Original Poster

Hopefully I haven't left all this too late and some of you are still checking on this thread but I did the
ROUTE DELETE 0.0.0.0 and it seems to be working?

Know a more permanent fix for this?

SAVE4IT;8346891

Hopefully I haven't left all this too late and some of you are still … Hopefully I haven't left all this too late and some of you are still checking on this thread but I did the ROUTE DELETE 0.0.0.0 and it seems to be working?Know a more permanent fix for this?



It seems that the most like cause is that you have some Apple or Adobe software installed.

Either of these could have installed and old and buggy service called "Bonjour". Supposedly there is a fixed version of the Bonjour service but all the links I've tried to locate are now dead.

The simplest option is to disable the Bonjour service (it's only use is on small networks so that similar applications can find each other). Not sure how you do that on Windows 7 but it should be somewhere under the Administrator Tools.

Due to yet another bug in Bonjour it sometimes installs under the wrong name, so if you cannot see a service called Bonour look for "##Id_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##" instead and disable it.

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:thumbsup:

nick1austin;8347417

It seems that the most like cause is that you have some Apple or Adobe … It seems that the most like cause is that you have some Apple or Adobe software installed.Either of these could have installed and old and buggy service called "Bonjour". Supposedly there is a fixed version of the Bonjour service but all the links I've tried to locate are now dead.The simplest option is to disable the Bonjour service (it's only use is on small networks so that similar applications can find each other). Not sure how you do that on Windows 7 but it should be somewhere under the Administrator Tools.Due to yet another bug in Bonjour it sometimes installs under the wrong name, so if you cannot see a service called Bonour look for "##Id_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##" instead and disable it.



I do not have iTunes or any apple software on my computer and never have. Thanks for your input though
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