My laptop is not working because it is not making contact with the ethernet cable. I switched to another ethernet cable that is working with desktop but it still did not work telling me that it is the laptop not the ethernet cable that is malfunctioning. Please could you tell me how to fix this
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The HN9000 should have an ethernet port. You will require two ethernet cables to connect the desktop to the router.
1. Connect the ethernet cable from the Modem to the Ethernet Input port on the Router (It is generally placed away from the other ports on the back of the router.)
2. Connect another ethernet cord from one of the output ports on the router to the desktop computer.
3. On the laptop, turn on your wireless card. The process for this differs from computer to computer. If you were to provide the model of laptop, I could provide you specific instructions.
4. The network setup should be complete.
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Telephone wall-plate <---- 4-strand telephone-cord ---> telephone-port in modem
AC power from wall-plate to modem.
LAN port #1 <--- Ethernet cable --> network-port on desktop/laptop computer #1.
LAN port #2 <--- Ethernet cable --> network-port on desktop/laptop computer #2.
LAN port #3 <--- Ethernet cable --> network-port on desktop/laptop computer #3.
LAN port #4 <--- Ethernet cable --> network-port on desktop/laptop computer #4.
Configure the router's wireless adapter:
* set a SSID
* set an encryption-level, e.g., 'WPA'
* set a network password
Use the SSID/password to configure your wireless devices (iPod Touch, iPad, XBOX 360, etc.)
maybe you need to configure this ethernet switch or it is a password problem i have used a ethernet splitter switch to use two connect 2 computers before purchasing a router which needed to be configured
hope this helps
First Connect the Desktop with Netgear Router with the Ethernet cable. Open the Netgear GUI and configure a Wireless Network. Once its configured, switch On the WiFi switch from your Laptop and try to connect your Laptop. Make sure your laptop has an in-built Wifi adapter, if it doesn't then you would need to buy an USB based Wifi Adapter.
Also if you want to use the Internet with your Desktop PC without being connected with the Netgear Router then make sure it has Wireless connection capability.
A couple of things to check. make sure you are using a good cable. Either try the cable on another PC or use a cable that is working on another pc. When you plug in the cable do the lights at the ethernet jack light up and also does the coorsponding light on the router light up when you it into the pc. IF do not have any lights, you can check to make sure the PC sees the ethernet adapter, you might also check in the BIOS to make sure the ethernet adapter is not disabled. If none of this helps, and since the PC is new, I would contact Acer Warranty support for assistance.
Check the socket in either the router or the PC. I had the same problem, only with my modem. When I inspected the port, the pins were misaligned, causing it to drop a connection. I corrected mine with a screwdriver, which is not ideal but it works.