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Windows 7: direct connection not working


14 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
direct connection not working

Just moved into apt complex. They said you're not supposed to bring your modem so I didn't. It just stated to bring a ethernet cable, so I did. The wireless works fine but whenever I try to plug to the socket from my computer directly with the ethernet cable it doesn't work. When I try to go on a website it just says a DNS error. I've checked my adapter done some trouble shooting from random sites. Nothing seems to work. Also I've used 3 different cords.

Thanks anyone who gives me some kind of feedback.

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14 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

So, your apartment complex provides wifi, and that works, correct? If they also allow you to connect to their network via ethernet cable, and you are having problems, then you need to contact your apartment manager and get some help.
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14 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I did they told me to call the company. Been waiting for a phone call back for a while. Been looking for some basic trouble shooting guides.
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14 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Most adapters will have an LED on each side of the Ethernet plug. One side (left) is the connection indicator the other side is a speed indicator. If you plug the LAN cable in and there's no lights, the line is dead. You'll have to wait for your service company to check it out.


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14 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It's all green when the computer is off. but when it's on it's blinking yellow.
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14 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

I'm sure you have already tried this but going to a command prompt by typing cmd in the text entry box after clicking the Windows 7 Start button should give you a command prompt. There type in ipconfig and what do you see there ? It should show something like the following:

Windows IP Configuration


Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : xxx.xx.xxxxxxx
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : xxx:xxx:xxxx:xxx:xxxx
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

What does it show for you ? In my case its showing the wireless connection and not the ethernet since I am using wireless. Also you should test the ethernet connection on another network like a friend's to see if its not the lan connector located in the appartment. I have sometimes noticed that the ethernet lan connection does not automatically show up when connected. Sometimes it works and sometimes it dpes not. I can't explain it I think its Windows 7.

Hope the above helps

Victor
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14 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victor6799 View Post
I'm sure you have already tried this but going to a command prompt by typing cmd in the text entry box after clicking the Windows 7 Start button should give you a command prompt. There type in ipconfig and what do you see there ? It should show something like the following:

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

What does it show for you ? In my case its showing the wireless connection and not the ethernet since I am using wireless. Also you should test the ethernet connection on another network like a friend's to see if its not the lan connector located in the appartment. I have sometimes noticed that the ethernet lan connection does not automatically show up when connected. Sometimes it works and sometimes it dpes not. I can't explain it I think its Windows 7.

Hope the above helps

Victor
Here took a picture of the CMD log with my phone.
http://i.imgur.com/ietEL.jpg
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14 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Blinking Yellow is normal behaviour, it means the connection is live and activity is occuring.

Ok, the thing I can see wrong there, is that you don't have an IP address. The output of ipconfig is what Windows uses when it can't find a network or (as in this case) the network isn't handing out IP addresses.

What's weird, is usually, those errors are DCHP errors, but Wireless is working fine... unless they use a different router for wireless, which is possible.

Ordinarily, I would suggest you set up a Static IP, but as this router is being used by many other people, it would probably be difficult to get a IP that isn't in use.

I would suggest you contact management/whoever deals with it, as it seems like a router issue.
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14 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Blinking Yellow is normal behaviour, it means the connection is live.

Ok, the thing I can see wrong there, is that you don't have an IP address. The output of ipconfig is what Windows uses when it can't find a network.

What's weird, is usually, those errors are DCHP errors, but Wireless is working fine... unless they use a different router for wireless, which is possible.

I would suggest you contact management/whoever deals with it, as it seems like a router issue.
Could it be anything with my computer? I did a few tweaks and what not a while back. However, I was connected to a 2wire modem/router. I'd like to exhaust all efforts on my end. I`m still waiting for them to call me back, the IP provider.
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14 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cowz92 View Post
Could it be anything with my computer? I did a few tweaks and what not a while back.
It could be... that would certainly explain the Lan/wireless differential. What "tweaks" did you do. I honestly don't know why people feel the need to "tweak" Windows 7. It only leads to trouble.
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