Question Home Network Connecting Ethernet - No - Wireless - Yes

stormtrance

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I admit that networking is not my forte in the least. I can do the standard sharing folders, checking permissions, etc but it doesn't extend past that. So when I can usually communicate with my second laptop in my house from my Windows 11 to Windows 10 all of a sudden stops, I'm a bit lost. I finally got it working again by turning on the wifi (it's always connected by cord), and that works just fine.

Can anyone share why that might be?

Just to be super clear... I'm on my Windows 11, open Explorer, and can normally see the shared files and folders on the Windows 10 laptop just fine. However, recently that stopped. I tried checking permission, security features, guest access, etc to no avail. Finally tried turning on the wifi and immediately I'm able to connect. I think the "private firewall" has something to do with it also as I can connect when it's off and the wifi is on, but not vice versa.

One last thing, when using my phone I have no problem at all connecting to the Windows 10 no matter what those settings are.
 

Ralston18

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Make and model laptop?

Only one network adapter, either wired or wireless should be enabled on the laptop.

Not both wired and wireless at the same time.

Some laptops will turn off wireless if a wired connection is detected.

On the laptop run "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) via the Command Prompt and post the results.

Make and model router (or Modem/Router if combined)?

My thought is that a duplicate IP address is occurring.
 

stormtrance

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Make and model laptop?

Only one network adapter, either wired or wireless should be enabled on the laptop.

Not both wired and wireless at the same time.

Some laptops will turn off wireless if a wired connection is detected.

On the laptop run "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) via the Command Prompt and post the results.

Make and model router (or Modem/Router if combined)?

My thought is that a duplicate IP address is occurring.

Turns out that didn't fix my problem. :(

Model:NVG468MQ
Firmware:9.3.0h7d91


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ALIENWARE
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E0-DB-55-E0-5C-6A
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::10d1:5b6b:3e09:598b%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.152(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 3, 2022 3:05:06 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:05:06 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 115399509
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-2A-02-57-70-E0-DB-55-E0-5C-6A
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-36-DD-27-B0-7D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-36-DD-27-B0-7E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 62-36-DD-27-B0-7D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 

Ralston18

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Make and model router?

I am wondering about a couple of the configuration settings but do not want to make any change suggestions without knowing the router's default values.

Do you have full admin rights to the router? If not you, who?

Which laptop was that "ipconfig /all" from: the Windows 10 laptop or the Windows 11 laptop?

Only matters (for the moment) because I would like to see the "ipconfig /all" results from the other/second laptop in order to compare the laptops.

Do you know if your ISP supports IPv6?
 

stormtrance

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I do have full admin rights. That was the config from Windows 10. The one below is from Windows 11 (main laptop). I'm not sure if it supports it, but I did see in the router settings that the IPv6 is disabled (https://paste.pics/GUEQT).

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Zephyrus
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek USB GbE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 3C-18-A0-D3-87-37
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4972:fa83:36a:43f5%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.149(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:29:45 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 3, 2022 9:46:11 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 205265056
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-29-2D-C5-34-3C-18-A0-D3-87-37
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : EE-2E-98-2A-FB-2D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : EE-2E-98-2A-FB-3D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MediaTek Wi-Fi 6 MT7921 Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : EC-2E-98-2A-FB-3D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : EC-2E-98-2A-FB-3C
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
 

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