I have a weird problem on my Win7 machine that I couldnt find any solutions for.
I have a router with built-in modem and a built-in wireless.
My problem is as follows: When my PC is directly connected to my router through a cable I get many connection problems, among these:
Windows update never works and gives error 8024402F, according to microsoft site this is WU_E_PT_ECP_SUCCEEDED_WITH_ERRORS
Certain websites dont work correctly, for example when accessing the new outlook.com I often get a connection error. After refreshing a few times and eventually get in, clicking on any email message never displays it.
When I search using Bing.com or Google.com sometimes I get 1-2 entries of results and my browser seems to be still fetching data but nothing is fetched, I have to refresh again to get the whole page to complete.
Many sites simply give me connection errors where I have to refresh multiple times for them to show up.
Some https sites don't work.
When I use wireless connection to my router, all of the above problems disappear and everything works fine.
When connected through cable, if I go to Network and Sharing Center then under View your basic network information and set up connections I click on See full map I get the following diagram:
MyPC ---> Hub ---> BRCOM Router ---> Internet
When connected through wireless, the diagram is as follows:
MyPC ---> My Access Point Name ---> Internet
My question is as follows:
Could this be a problem with the cable I am using? I currently don't have another cable so I cannot test another one unless someone tells me that this could be a possible cause. (Edit: I used another cable and tried all 4 slots in the router. Did not fix)
Could this be a problem with the network driver? I have used the dell website for my PC to fetsh the latest driver for my network card.
Could this be a different problem in routing?
I don't know why there is a 'Hub'. Physically, my PC is directly connected to my router which has a built-in modem and is also my wireless AP. My router is directly connected to my phone line. So physical diagram is:
My PC ---> Router(includes Buit-in modem, includes wireless) ---> phone line