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Hard wire laptop to router

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#1 jolter


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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:00 PM

Hi, I'm new here and a computer dummy. I am trying to get more speed on my laptop and have tried moving router around as well as using a wifi extender to no avail.

I would like to hard wire laptop directly into router.

I have a router and modem connected to a desktop computer (another family members) in  another room. This is the router I'd like to connect to.

I will be using a Cat5e Ethernet patch cable.

I have an HP Pavillion 17 notebook with Windows 8.1 on it.

Router: Netgear N600 Dualband WNDR3400   Modem: Motorola SURFboard eXtreme DOCSIS 3.0

What steps do I need to take to  get my laptop wired to my router?

Thank you very much!

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#2 OldPhil



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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:18 PM

Just plug the cable into a free socket on the router, I do it all the time.

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