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hiphoprap

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Hi,

My house has an Edimax wireless router which is great, but my room is just out of range to be able to pick up the wireless signal.

There is a cable connected to the router which goes to my room, but I plug the cable (some sort of phone cable) into my laptop but it doesn't connect to the internet. Are there settings I need to install or change?

I have tried turning the router off and on but the problem is still there.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks.
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Are other pcs able to connect to the router while wired?

From your pc while router go to the Start Menu-->Run and type cmd and enter. In the DOS box type ipconfig /all. Copy and paste the results into your next post.

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I am going to guess that the "phone cable" is actually a CAT5 ethernet cable (it is larger than a phone cable and has 8 pins).

What port on the Router is the cable connected to ?

Does your Windows PC show that there is any connection ?
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It is and ethernet cable, yes.

It is connected to port number 1 of the router.

My laptop doesn't show any connection if I connect the cable. If I bring my laptop near the router it will connect wirelessly, but my room is just out of the signal's range so that's why the cable was installed.

Thanks for all the replies.

I did what you said BlueEyed, here are the results:






Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Anthony>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Anthony-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-68-93-F0-28
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c6c:3a59:1f2d:bbe%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.102(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 18 October 2009 20:11:03
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 19 January 2038 04:14:07
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-68-A0-EA-2F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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