My roommate and I have a PC (his) and I have my laptop. The modem connected to his PC is a Motorola Wireless Surfboard SBG900. I would like to know how I can connect my laptop to his modem using an ethernet connection. My laptop does have Wifi but what I will be using it (my laptop) for requires me to plug in the ethernet cable. Both machines are in the same room and desk. Some have told me I can use a splitter also a router. I don't know much about these as I am not too computer savvy
I was given a Linksys E1550 Wireless-N Router with SpeedBoost but have no idea how to use this or if I even need it...it's still in the box. I have done some research, checked out Amazon and honestly, it's just all very confusing with all of the different information out there. I only want a simple, easy answer(s) to this issue. If I do need a splitter, please recommend any that you know of that would of course be compatible with the modem I mentioned and needless to say something affordable. Also, if I need to use the router, how and what needs to be done. I would really appreciate any and all suggestions, recommendations, and tips. This is the best way that I can explain this small issue as I've never had to do this before and am quite confused as to how to go about it. Please let me know if you require anymore information and i'll be happy to provide it. Thank you in advance.
Edited by BruceML, 26 June 2015 - 12:45 AM.