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Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by ants83, 28 Jan 2006.

  1. ants83

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    i have a network with 2 wifi cards and a router. Could i use a cable to the router instead via my onboard LAN? How do I do this? thankyou
     
  2. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 28,603

    Location: Panting like a fiend

    assuming your router has wired ports (it should do), you just run an appropriate length of cat 5 patch cable between the router and PC.
     
  3. ants83

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,426

    how do i set all the settings?
     
  4. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,445

    Location: Wiltshire

    You shouldn't need to change any router settings, just cable it to your PC. Assuming your router has DHCP enabled (check manual for guidance on this), your computer should pick up the LAN straight away :)
     
  5. ants83

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    i can only get my wifi card to work i cant use the cable for some reason any ideas?
     
  6. ants83

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    i plugged the cable in and it says 1394 connection i assume this is the cable thats connected to my router? but im still connecting via my wireless connection?
     
  7. WOMBATWILSON

    Hitman

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

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    Location: Bristol

    1394 is firewire
     
  8. ants83

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    i havnt got a clue what im doing in that case!
     
  9. PieMaster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Feb 2005

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    Location: Docklands, London

    If the 10/100 / gigabit connection isnt in control panel > netowkr connections then you need to install the network cards drivers - which you should have done when you installed windows.
     
  10. ants83

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

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    ok sorted it now.thanks for the help!