Hello everyone. I have a gaming machine i ran for some time on a wireless connection. This connection had decent speeds but was unreliable and at times very slow (3000 vent ping). So me and my father fished some cat5e cable through some wall from our router to my room. We used some old external jacks verizon gave us and some 6 foot patch cables to connect the computer and router to the jacks. My problem is that once it was all connected i would plug the cable into my computer but thee computer could not find the connection. After running the troubleshooter it said "LAN connection has invalid IP configuration." Previously I used an ASUS pce-n13 wireless adapter and now the lan is running of the nvidia nforce on my Asus P5n-d motherboard. I am clueless to the problem and I have called Verizon and gotten nowhere. Any input is helpful. Thank you
No, just put RJ45 jacks on the CAT5E cable that you ran from the router to your computer. The order of the wires in the jack must match the CAT5 A or B wiring standard. Then plug one jack into the router and one jack into your computer.
It might help if you set the details from the wireless connection into the TCP/IP settings of the ethernet connection as a manual setup to see if that makes the connection work. Just make sure you avoid giving the connection the number 46.
If it does, you could either leave it like that or revert to automatic DHCP because once Windows finds its way, it usually falls into line.
is there something wrong with those external verizon wall jacks i used?
I'm trying to eliminate as many variables as possible. Without knowing anything about the "external verizon wall jacks" I can't say whether they will work or not. Are they RJ45? Are they wired to the CAT5 A or B wiring standard? Sounds like you really don't know what you're doing and should probably get someone familiarar with CAT5 wiring.