Connect an Ethernet Cable to a Wireless Router

Connect Ethernet Cable

The production and use of laptops have increased over the past ten years which is also the reason behind increased demand for wireless routers. Wireless routers allow multiple users to share a common Internet connection as those days are gone when Internet connection used to be a single connection connected to the computer. The invention of the wireless router has made the life of people very easy. The majority of the wireless routers have four ports usually located on the back panel of the router. There is a fifth Ethernet port that is used to connect the router to a cable or DSL modem.

How to Do It

  • First of all, you need to remove the power cable from the back of the cable or DSL modem. If there is a wireless router connected to a power outlet, make sure its power connection is disconnected as well.
  • Now you need an Ethernet cable. One end of the Ethernet cable is to be plugged into the Ethernet port on the back of the DSL modem. Ethernet cable will be connected in the same way you connect phone cables.
  • The other end of the Ethernet cable to be plugged into the port labeled “Internet” usually located on the back of the router.
  • Take another Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the cable into one of the ports located on the back of the router. They are usually four ports and you can use anyone port.
  • The other end of the cable is to be plugged into the back of the computer.
  • Connect the power cables you disconnected earlier. You will be able to use the Internet on the wired computer within a few seconds.

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