lan connection


M

marty

hi, i have been having problems with a slow internet connection just
lately.when i am trieing to diagnose the problem with my isp's tech on the
phone another problem has surfaced
they ask me to connect via ethernet cable to the modem,when i am connected
my machine says i am connected i.e the little blue circle in task bar but
when i try to open a web page it shows "internet explorer cannot..ect" i have
reset the lan adapter and rebooted the modem my sons laptop connects via lan
ok and i can connect wirlessly ok is there a setting i have to do .I find
that i have to turn my wireless adapter off to get a connection via lan i
have updated drivers ect
iam using vista h/p
compaq presario
the lan adapter is a realtech family fast ethernet adapter
any help appreciated
 
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

Hi
Assuming that both the wire and wireless are working well.
You can configure the computer to prefer the wire when it is connected to
one, and revert to Wireless when there is No wired connection.
Here how, http://www.ezlan.net/metrics.html
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
 
M

marty

thans jack for replying but i don't think that link you sent applies to my os
it seems to be for xp i think?
 
M

marty

sorry jack my mistake worked it out via the link you sent by the way i
noticed in wireless config my ip settings were on user defined not obtain
auto private address is that correct ..ihave changed it to auto
 
J

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

Hi
Sorry I forgot the mention.
Vista has these settings too, it is just a different steps to get to the
Network Connection's Properties.
Open the Network and Sharing window by right clicking on the Network icon in
the system tray.
At the upper left side click on "Manage network Connection,
http://www.ezlan.net/vista/vs-net-center.jpg
Right click on one connection choose Properties, highlight the TCP/IPv4
properties and follow as per the metrics page instruct.
Do the same with the second Connection.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
 
J

J

Since SP1 I have to regulaly click the refresh button for IE. And I have to
cancel OL send/receive, and click send/receive again.

Very annoying.

The 2 other Vista computers (without SP1) and 3 XP computers still work
fine.
 
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M

marty

my problem has been sorted now but yes i experience the same issues you have
..i attributed them to my poor connection mentioned in the above post
 

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