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Wired internet Hello, on this comp i have i wanted to plug Ethernet cable into it to get internet but the Ethernet socket seems to be much smaller than all the other ones i have on my other computers and smaller than all the Ethernet plugs i have is there any other way i can get wired internet without spending to much, something like usb to Ethernet adapter maby? Thanks in advanced.

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I would guess it should work on both computers and Wii as it says in the description "Instantly creates an Ethernet connection from any USB port for faster and more reliable internet connection."

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The "smaller" plug you're talking about is an RJ45 plug, used for dial-up Internet - you'll get nowhere with that. You have a couple of options if you want to hook up your Ethernet cable. As you mentioned, yes there are plenty of USB to Ethernet adaptors out there, this is the simplest way of getting an Ethernet port on your computer. There are also PCI Ethernet Cards if you fancy your chances at installing it inside the computer, this will make it a little tidier and they're usually a little cheaper too. Your PCI slots, once installed will have the plugs located at the back of your PC, horizontally angled at the bottom - you usually have at least 4 slots, at the max of 7.

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Connect to wifi

Your desktop may already enjoy a wired broadband Internet connection, but a Wi-Fi connection will afford you greater latitude in Internet use.
Wires will not be necessary, so you can establish your PC in any room or area of your home or office and still stay connected to the Internet.
Fortunately, you only need a wireless router, broadband modem, and ethernet cable to make this Wi-Fi connection.

Disconnect your modem from the wall socket it's plugged into.
Connect the ethernet cable to the back of the modem.
There is a clearly marked ethernet port here.
This port will appear to be an oversized telephone jack.
Connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the ethernet port on the back of the wireless router.
This port will look exactly the same as the one on the rear of the modem.
Plug the broadband modem back up to the wall socket and wait for it to power on, initialize and detect its new connection to the wireless router.
Locate the manual that shipped with your wireless router.
Find the URL, or web address, that is contained within the pages of this manual.
This special web address is used to set up your router's network and security permissions.
Also, be sure to locate the default password provided within the pages of the manual.
Enter the URL into your web browser and allow the page to load.
When prompted, enter the password that you found within the instruction manual.
Begin setting up your new wireless network.
You will be asked for an "SSID," which is just a moniker for your new network.
This will be the name seen when the network is listed in an available network list.
Choose whatever name you like.
Select a password for your new network.
While encrypting your network is optional, it is highly recommended.
Along with the password, choose "WPA" security encryption.
"WEP" will also be an option but it is an older security protocol that is technologically inferior to WPA.
Click "Apply" to save your changes.
Click on the wireless icon on the right-hand side of the bottom toolbar on your PC's desktop. Select your network's SSID from the drop-down list.
Enter the password you chose for your network.
You will now be connected to WiFi Internet on your PC desktop and free to browse the Web.
Setting up a wireless network

Jun 27, 2013 | PC Desktops

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My computer seems to disconnect the internet

Wireless or Hard Wired internet connection ?

When you set up a dial-up Internet service connection on your Windows computer, it comes automatically configured to disconnect itself after a predetermined period of inactivity.

This means that if you walk away from your computer and forget that you're online, your internet connection will automatically shut itself down.

If this feature isn't as helpful as you assumed it would be, you can turn it off using the Network and Sharing Center.

Click "Start."

Click "Control Panel."

Click "Network and Sharing Center."

Click "Change Adapter Settings."

Right-click on your dial-up Internet service icon.

Click "Properties."

Clear the check box next to the "Auto Disconnect" listing on screen.

Click "Apply."

The auto disconnect on your computer Internet service connection is now turned off.

also if its running slow

Slow computers that persistently disconnect from Internet access may have issues with the wireless setup or if on a wired connection, there may be a problem with the Ethernet cable or port.

Troubleshooting connection and speed issues can save money rather than taking the computer to a technician or repair shop.

Additionally, some firewalls and security features can make it difficult to access certain types of websites.

Before spending money to have the computer diagnosed, try running through the most common, basic causes of connection issues.

Consider the type of site you are trying to access.

High-traffic sites such as gaming sites can sometimes be affected by high volumes of users accessing or attempting to access the site at once.

Test this by attempting to access the site at different times during the day and evening; peak hours for games that typically appeal to children may be during the afternoons on weekdays while games for older or more mature audiences will see high traffic at night.

Check your Internet connectivity and determine whether you are using a wired or wireless connection.

In the lower right side of the computer screen there should be an icon displaying the Internet or network connection.

Wireless connections are displayed with connection bars similar to those seen on cell phones while wired connections may show the end of a plug next to a monitor icon.

Reset the router if using a wireless connection.

For most home routers you simply unplug the power cord from the router box, wait a moment and plug it back in.

You may have to restart your computer to reestablish a secure connection.

Access the router through the computer and check for updates. Some routers offer firmware updates that fix some connectivity issues.

While updating the router, check for Internet browser updates as well as any critical updates for your computer's operating system.

Verify the computer uses the most up-to-date version of the Web browser available.

Try a different browser. Internet Explorer is the most commonly used Web browser, but not always the best for every site.

Try downloading another Web browser such as Firefox, Opera, or Google Chrome and test the sites there.

If the connections are still disconnected and the Internet speed seems slow, it may be an Internet issue.

Wired Connections

Trace the Ethernet cable from the Internet modem to the computer if using a wired connection.

Unplug the end of the Ethernet cable and check that the plastic head is secure and that there is a click when you return the plug to the modem; do the same on the computer end.

Inspect the Ethernet cable carefully as it runs from the modem to the computer.

If the cable was tacked down with a staple gun or other attachment, check the cable to verify it wasn't accidentally pierced.

Additionally, check for bends, twists or worn areas along the cable.

Measure the length of the Ethernet cable.

In general, cables longer than 100 feet tend to receive poorer signal transmission.

If the cable is longer than 100 feet, replacing with a higher quality cable or moving the computer or Internet modem may resolve connection issues.

Hope this helps.

Nov 28, 2012 | PC Desktops

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We had a power outage. Everything is back working expect I cannot connet to the internet. My cable company has reset the modeum and when I plug directly into my computer its fine, however when I plug...

First check to make sure you have all the light on the Dlink router lighting up (i.e. power, internet, ethernet, ect). Weather the lights are good or not, check your cables and make sure they are secure. If all the light are proper, then unplug the router for a few seconds then plug it back in. Once all the lights are on try again. If you are using wireless, plug in wired (ethernet cable) to the router. Depending on your OS and settings, you should see in the lower right hand corner a computer icon. If this has a red X on it, the router is not providing a signal to the computer. If everything looks good wired, try the internet again.

If the lights are not correct on the router and checking the cables did not fix the issue, you most likely have a problem with the router its self.

I hope this helps, if not comeback with more information (i.e. what lights are on the router, the IP address the router is giving the computer, wired works but wireless does not, the more information the better).

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Is the ethernet line from the router plugged into the ethernet card on the back of the pc?

Not the phone line.That needs to be in the modem.

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Hello. I have two desktops, and one of them is unable to connect to the internet. What do you suggest?

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I have a at&t modem wifi, and i want to connect the desktop emachine to have internet. how do i do it?

If you mean connect wireless then you need to buy a wireless card for the desktop.

If you mean wired (full speed internet) then get some Ethernet cable and plug it into the back of your desktop and then into your router and install the software your ISP has given you.

Usually the router comes preset so it will work itself once plugged in via Ethernet.

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I opened my case for my computer to fix a loose piece and i pulled out my ethernetlink10/100 pci and i was wondering if u could describe where to plug it back in, there is a cord i dont know where to plug...

If you mean the ethernet cable that plugs into the back of the computer, please look at the photo below.  490d71a.jpg
the similar but slightly smaller modem socket may be also present, but don't worry as the ethernet cable won't fit as the sock is smaller.

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Internet cable won't plug into phone jack on the back of the pc

on the rear of the pc you may have 2 plug slots, one for the nodem and one for the lan (ethernet cable)
modem port looks like this:e29bde8.jpg

lan (ethernet ports) look like this:ca0da14.jpg

you will notice that the modem is smaller that the ethernet port, look for port that the ethernet cable fits in because you have the right lead because your modem is cable not ADSL

hope this hepls


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Close IE and the open it up again, refresh window if required and it should go online

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