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Unable to connect to to internet via ethernet (via hub)

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May 28, 2013 10:56:38 AM

we have an EE/orange brightbox. Wireless connections are fine.
However, in a more remote part of house, we have an ehternet cable going from router to a netgear EN104 hub and then another ethernet cable from the hub to a windows xp PC tower.
I have managed to assign a manual IP address and used the router's setting for the gateway and dns settings. It now says that it LAN is connected. I cannot access the internet, however.

Could anyone advise what the next steps are? I have tested the ethernet cable connection via my windows 7 laptop and it works fine without the need to change any settings. I assume I need to modify settings on the XP tower but have run out of ideas!

Thanks for your help!

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May 28, 2013 1:35:51 PM

Double check your DNS settings then ping them. Try pinging 4.2.2.2
If you can ping them then drop your firewall and see if you can get out.
May 28, 2013 10:49:14 PM

Beachnative said:
Double check your DNS settings then ping them. Try pinging 4.2.2.2
If you can ping them then drop your firewall and see if you can get out.


I entered the DNS settings I got from the admin pages of the router but pinging 4.2.2.2 didn't work (timed out, sent 4, received 0).

How to do I check DNS settings - is there anything that I should do from here?
Thanks!
May 31, 2013 7:00:01 AM

Did the XP machine work while connected into the router?

When testing the wired connection with your Windows 7 machine did you shut off the wireless adapter?




What are your IP address, subnet mask and gateway settings on both machines?



Cat5e cable should be able to run 100 meters or about 329 feet, is the run to the hub that far?

Ditch the hub, it's a stinker, get a switch!
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