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IrishMac1
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Connecting to internet with ethernet cable rather than using wifi

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With the help of someone (Paul) in the forum, I was able to finally get a ethernet controller driver installed from RealTek. It even shows that it was installed successfully in "details." I've been trying to do this because I'm wanting to wire (ethernet cable from modem to computer) so I don't have to depend on wifi. The light is now on from my ethernet cable from my desktop to the port on the modem. So I do have that going right. However, Windows still shows I'm configured and using wifi to connect to the internet and use my computer. Do I have to go in and disconnect the wifi connection? If I do, will the ethernet cable automatically "Take Over" and I'll be ok? or do I have to go into the system settings somewhere and change something? I've only been able to find other wifi options and nothing I understand that is an option to directly connect to internet with the ethernet cable. Anyone reading this can probably see that I'm not knowledgeable about this. Wifi is slow and very undependable where I'm living and causing problems. Any suggestions will be appreciated!!! Thank You.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Yes, if you disconnect from the wifi connection, the ethernet adapter should take over if it reports working normally in the device manager.

 

See this guide for further info.

 

https://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-281.html

 

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Yes, if you disconnect from the wifi connection, the ethernet adapter should take over if it reports working normally in the device manager.

 

See this guide for further info.

 

https://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-281.html

 

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Thank You Paul! I'm now connected to internet with ethernet cable and wifi disabled. I just found out according to RealTek that I'm just Leasing this ethernet controller driver and it expires next Sunday. I'm unable to find out from their site how much these cost or is this just a formality? Again, Thank You for All your help and May God Bless You, your family and love ones!!!

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Paul_Tikkanen
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You're very welcome.

 

I've never heard of any reports like that in the 8 years I have posted that driver to the hundreds of forum members over the years.

 

Are you sure it isn't referring to the ethernet connection lease?

 

Those expire and renew automatically.  It has to do with your router and whatnot.

 

God Bless you too, and have a great day!

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