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I am currently using one of those 20$ wifi usb sticks to connect myself to the internet. I never used anything besides wifi so im not really sure what to do to connect the wired way. I heard powerline was pretty good.
post #2 of 13
I'm confused by the question. All you do is plug a cat5 cable from the router/modem to your Ethernet port. It should do the rest for you. I'm not sure if this is what you're asking.
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Im using wifi on my desktop. I want to do it wired.
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would it be a hassel to run a cat5/e/6 cable from your PC to your router?
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post #5 of 13
Well as stated all you do is take a cat5 cable from a port on your modem or router and plug it into the back of your computer and violia! You are now connected the "right way"

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What about the powerline? That seemed nice. Plus I would need a long cord for cat5
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What about the powerline? That seemed nice. Plus I would need a long cord for cat5

get a decent set of adapters, one for each end 100- 200Mbps or pay abit more for for a couple of 500Mbps adapters
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=powerline+adapters

2 x cat5e cables for each end and you good to go thumb.gif
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post #8 of 13
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get a decent set of adapters, one for each end 100- 200Mbps or pay abit more for for a couple of 500Mbps adapters
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=powerline+adapters
2 x cat5e cables for each end and you good to go thumb.gif

ooo thanks a lot exactly what I wanted to know!
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

get a decent set of adapters, one for each end 100- 200Mbps or pay abit more for for a couple of 500Mbps adapters
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=powerline+adapters
2 x cat5e cables for each end and you good to go thumb.gif

A friend of mine runs from powerline, and loves it when he is able to move his computer down near a router to game with a cat5 cable.
Wifi may/may not be faster as powerline.

IMO, just run a CAT6, and you will love it forever.
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ooo thanks a lot exactly what I wanted to know!

nps, and good luck thumb.gif
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