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Windows 7: Need a little help (wired connection)

21 Jun 2011   #1

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Need a little help (wired connection)

Well, I am not ashamed to admit that I don’t know how to use a direct Ethernet connection on a Notebook PC as I’ve never tried it before.

So with that said… I’d like to know if I simply plugged the Ethernet in, if it would “autodetect” the connection or else if I’d have to set up a LAN network for it first? And after I get that going, how do I tell the NIC to stop feeding off of the wireless network, and use the physical connection instead?

The reason I want to try this is to see what the hype is all about with the CAT6 Ethernet that I just picked up. I only get between 150 and 300Mbps on the wireless right now… so it would be sweet to primarily be on Gigabit speed instead, most of the time anyway.

Thanks so much in advance, you guys rock as always!

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21 Jun 2011   #2

7 Ultimate x64 SP1

OK, I went ahead and tried plugging it in just to see what would happen and it went right up and connected by itself without me having to do anything, save for disconnect from my wireless network. Everything seems to be going well and it is registering as 1.0Gbps. Hooray!

Funny to discuss however, I can stay connected to my 5Ghz wireless band and also be on the physical connection at the same time. Weird... but convenient, I suppose.
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21 Jun 2011   #3


Have a look at your "f5" button does it have a symbol above it for your wireless radio on/ off, if so press it once to switch it off, again to switch it on. Best to toggle the switch before you connect your ethernet cable as a routine.
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