Windows 10: Wired and WIFI Networks

Discus and support Wired and WIFI Networks in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Helloooo! I hope everyone is happy and healthy during these strange times! This is my first post, and I am a relative noob, so please be gentle :) I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Foxybear, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Foxybear Win User

    Wired and WIFI Networks


    Helloooo! I hope everyone is happy and healthy during these strange times!

    This is my first post, and I am a relative noob, so please be gentle Wired and WIFI Networks :)

    I fully expect I might need to get someone in, for this problem. I am not trying avoid paying anyone. But seeing as I cant get someone in, at the moment, and because I like to tinker with computers and expand my learning, I am giving things a go on my own.

    I have 3 machines - 2 small towers (Dell Optiplex 3040) and 1 laptop (Dell i7 17779 I think). They are all on windows 10 pro latest update. The towers don't yet have any additional virus software added. The laptop has Mcafee.

    All machines connect to the internet via WiFi. They are located in the loft, and the WiFi is on the ground floor. They work fine.

    I want to create a wired data transfer network between the three of them, that is not connected to the internet. I have a Netgear unmanaged switch (GS205), and some RJ45 Cat5e (non crossover).

    I have connected the machines via the switch. Because the WiFi runs on 192.168.1, I have fixed the Ethernet IP addresses to 192.168.100 and given each machine .1 .2 and .3. The subnet mask auto populated as 255.255.255.0 and there is no default gateway (which I understand is correct as there is no internet). I’ve tried the DNS blank and as 8.8.4.4 and 8.8.8.8. But this doesnt seem to make a difference.

    The Ethernet shows as an unidentified network and I cant change it to private as there is no option to do this. I only see “Set as a Metered Connection”, IP Settings (Automatic DHCP) and Properties.

    I’ve done all the steps that YouTube mentions... making sure things are running in services, turning all discovery and file sharing on etc on each machine (private, public, and All Networks). Password protection is off. Ive also added them all to a named workgroup, both via Network ID and “Change”. (Wasnt sure what the different was)

    I have pinged every which way, and got replies.

    I am working with the WIFI switched off, so I know I am only seeing the wired situation.

    I am in file explorer, in the network section.

    I dont see one tower on the 2 others. It appears on the laptop briefly and then disappears.
    I dont see anything regards the workgroup - do I need to do something to make it appear?
    I cant access Shared folders - regardless of what machine I am on, and which computer I am trying to access. I get the “cannot connect, contact admin” message.
    When I click to access one machine, it requests its own log in details.

    I basically just want one folder on the laptop to have permanent and unpassworded access to everyone on the wired network only - read and write. Ive created test folders and given read and write permissions for everyone

    Please help, I am losing the will to live... What am I doing wrong? I think the machines are communicating, if they have pinged ok?

    What could be creating the fact that I cant see one tower, on the other two, even though all the settings are all the same. (And its just running the same standard windows defender as the other tower - both are fresh installs)

    What could be creating the fact that I cant I see the workgroup?

    What could be creating the fact that I cant I see the shared folder?

    Why might one of them be asking for credentials (if password protection is switched off)?


    Thanks in advance *Smile

    :)
     
    Foxybear, Apr 26, 2020
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  2. Can not connect to wired network and wifi at the same time.

    I have a Windows 7 box I'm working with.

    There is a wired local network which provides access to a network hard drive and printer.

    There is a wireless network that provides access to the internet.

    The system had been working fine.

    Problem now is that the wifi will find the router, but not connect to the internet.

    Now when the wired network is plugged in the wifi will connect to the router, but not provide internet access.

    If I unplug the wired network the wifi connects to the internet normally.

    Windows Network Diagnostics is unable to provide any solution or possible cause.

    One thing that comes to mind is a problem with the network card (which is build into the motherboard).

    Another idea that comes to mind is that the computer is attempting to get internet access from the wired connection and when that fails it is not going to the wifi connection. Is there a way to tell Windows to only look for internet access via the wifi?

    I followed the process here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2526067

    Moving the wifi network connection to the top of the list. Wired to the bottom.

    Is there any thing I should be looking at in the software or settings? Thanks.
     
    Skippy Smith, Apr 26, 2020
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  3. Wifi network disconnects when wired network is attached

    Yes I have now checked advanced settings on the Wired network interface as well.

    Nothing...

    So if Only I could get this super advanced Windows 10 Network behavior disabled I would be happy.

    So stuck for now - any other suggestions????
     
    jensenflemming, Apr 26, 2020
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  4. Wired and WIFI Networks

    Unable to print to a network printer when connected to both wireless and wired networks

    Hi Eileen,

    • As far as i'm aware nothing has changed
    • i have only tried to send test pages to the network printer so im assuming so yes
    • wireless printer works fine when connected to both networks. However the wifi doesn't connect auto when an Ethernet connection is established this has to be manually connected.
    I have tried the following:

    • updated the print driver
    • changed the network port it was plugged into
    • ran windows updates
    • configured with a static
    • changed the wifi and Ethernet priority
    I will run through the trouble shoot steps as suggest and come back to you.

    FYI - he has a number of extenders dotted around, a collegue mentioned it could be a subnet issue?

    thanks, Ben
     
    BenDavies12333, Apr 26, 2020
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