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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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  • Matt Marley Sep 08, 2007

    Ok thanks for your help could you tell me if this would workhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Brand-New-USB-2-0-... or would that only work for the wii as that would save me buying one for the computer as well as one for the wii? or do i need to get one of these for the computerhttp://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-Ethernet-100Mb...

    Thanks in advanced

  • Matt Marley Sep 08, 2007

    Even tho it just says for wii?

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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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    Ricky Burgin Sep 08, 2007

    Either one of those you just linked would work fine.

  • Ricky Burgin
    Ricky Burgin Sep 08, 2007

    For Wii and all USB 1.0/1.1/2.0 compliant devices (the second bit means all computers with USB ports)

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