Windows 10: Need help with extending wifi connection through Ethernet cable

Discus and support Need help with extending wifi connection through Ethernet cable in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello everyone. I live in a large home and our wifi can not reach the entire house. Main router is on one side of the home, I'm in the middle and there... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Imissw7, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Imissw7 Win User

    Need help with extending wifi connection through Ethernet cable


    Hello everyone. I live in a large home and our wifi can not reach the entire house.
    Main router is on one side of the home, I'm in the middle and there are a few more data hungry devices on the other end of the house.

    The setup...
    So my desktop connects to the router via wifi external antenna through usb. What we use to do is simply turn on mobile hotspot and re broadcast the internet to the rest of the house. This works fine provided something is always connected to the hotspot. Problem lies when nothing is connected the PC turns wifi off after about 5mins. searched high and low and even asked microsoft but there is no way to leave the hotspot on unless something is connected to it (already went through power settings and adapter settings, they are all set to stay turned on no matter what) Seems like it's no biggie to keep having to go turn on the hotspot, but we are sharing this home (room mates) so my door stays locked when I'm out.

    So we came up with a different solution but we are having issues still.
    So I went to my network adapters and bridged wifi2 (desktop wifi) with the ethernet adapter, and connected it to a router. This actually works great as the signal is stronger than using the Desktops built in wifi. But alas.. Now we get constant drops in internet connectivity, including the desktop, which never had an issue connecting to the main router... It almost seems like the desktop gets confused where to pull the internet from... If I unplug the ethernet cable all connectivity issues with the desktop vanish and its fine.


    Any help, input, suggestions are welcomed.

    Thanks for reading, Shawn (Sorry I'm not very techy)

    :)
     
    Imissw7, Dec 8, 2018
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  2. laptop can't find wifi but connects with ethernet cable

    Please try these troubleshooting steps that may help.

    1. Make sure the router SSID broadcast is on.
    2. Change the wifi channel to see if it resolves the problem.
    3. Enter the SSID and WPA2 password manually and see if the laptop connects.
    4. Temporarily turn off the encryption.
    5. We go into device manager & check updates for wifi drivers, we may need to simply update the driver.
    6. We go to Settings - Network & Internet - Status - Change Adapter Options, then right-clicked 'Ethernet' and disabled it. We do the same with wifi. Then we (with Ethernet still disabled) enabled wifi. It should re-connect to your wifi after a while.
    7. We have to disconnect our Ethernet cable from our laptop and follow the steps:
      Start>Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center>Manage Wireless Networks and remove all wireless connections by right click on it and select Remove network from the drop down menu. After doing this, close the windows and scan for the wifi networks.
      Click on the available network and select connect. After a while, we will be asked to give a password for our wifi connection. Type the password and click on connect button. And now will be connected to our wifi network via wireless.
    8. First is to disconnect the internet cable from the laptop then uninstall/reinstall the wifi adapter.
      Go to Device Manager and uninstall the wifi adapter.
      Once uninstalled, reboot the laptop and it should reinstall the driver automatically.
      After the reboot do try connecting to your wireless network again.
      If all these will not work, do also make sure that the wireless adapter is enabled. Depending the model of your laptop there should be key combinations on how to enable/disable it.
     
    Daisy Zhou, Dec 8, 2018
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  3. Wifi not connecting without Ethernet cable


    Basically what happened before: After updating to Windows 10, my computer was not showing any network options. (The icon says "Not connected - No connections are available) Going into Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network Connections, it then says "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged". I ran diagnostics and it said to plug in the ethernet cable to the network adaptor. So my wifi connection will not work with my laptop unless directly connected to by the ethernet cable. Wifi works fine with phones, ipods/ipads, and another laptop that was also updated to windows 10/a desktop still using windows 8.
     
    infinityxo1, Dec 8, 2018
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  4. LVMan777 Win User

    Need help with extending wifi connection through Ethernet cable

    Wifi not connecting without Ethernet cable


    Had the same problem with Asus P5K3 deluxe wifi motherboard upgrading to Windows 10...
    Plugged in an Ethernet cable...ok...but no built in wifi
    Next time I "RESTARTED"....voila ....wifi app shows up...and I connected to my router and removed the Ethernet cable...*Cool
     
    LVMan777, Dec 8, 2018
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