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      Help with wired connection.

      Hi,
      After an unsuccessful attempt to wireless my upstairs computer, i relented and bought a 20m cable off ebay and trailed it around the house.
      The cable i got was a 20m ADSL Cable (RJ11 to RJ11). I plugged one end into port 2 on the router in the dining room (which is connected to the downstairs computer on port 1) and the other end into the back of the computer in the bedroom into the network card.

      I think now looking at the router end connection ive bought the wrong cable.

      Any advice?
      If i have got the wrong one, can anyone tell me what cable i need once and for all!
      Thanks!

      Lee


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      Re: Help with wired connection.

      Hi,
      i think you need a RJ45 patch cable to link pc to router. The RJ11 cable links your modem to the adsl filter connected to your phone line.

      Cheers

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      Re: Help with wired connection.

      Have you got a USB wireless adaptor? You definately need a RJ45 cable, but they can be pricey. Might be able to help with the wireless settings for your PC if you post more info. I had battles trying to get a laptop to work with my bulldog connection.
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      Re: Help with wired connection.

      sounds like u have 2 routers - is that right? basically u need one ethernet cable running from the router downstairs directly to the PC - nothing in between....
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      Re: Help with wired connection.

      What you need is a RJ45 cable, available from HERE among others. There is a choice of lengths in the list on the right. I would always advise buying cables from a recognised retailer, the ones offered on eBay are not always the best quality.

      It may be advisable to hold on to the RJ11 cable you have, you never know, you might want to move your router some day and this gives you a lot of flexibility.

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