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Wired vs wireless

My wireless conections work fine but are rather slow.
will speed increase if i wire directly to my laptop from the router?
if yes how do i set up one laptop for wired and others for wireless?

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Yes. Wired will be faster and setup is the same. You turn off the wireless on the laptop, and plug in the ethernet cable. The settings are probably defaulted to obtain an IP address automaticlly and that should work.

The wirelss will continue to work as it did before for the other machines.

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