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    How do I connect to the router using an ethernet cable?

    This is a discussion on How do I connect to the router using an ethernet cable? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, I have a Sky router and am currently connecting using the wireless connection. However, due to the distance from ...

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      How do I connect to the router using an ethernet cable?

      Hi, I have a Sky router and am currently connecting using the wireless connection. However, due to the distance from my router to my room, I have a very weak connection.

      I have a long ethernet cable, and attached my PC directly to the Sky Router. I haven't been able to connect to the internet with this method though...

      I read something about needing to MAC spoof, but I can't find anything that can help me, can someone show me how to do it?

      Thanks for all the help


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      Re: How do I connect to the router using an ethernet cable?

      MAC Spoofing would only be needed is you were using a non-Sky router which wasn't connecting normally. The Ethernet cable should work so you're either looking at a faulty cable or something else setup wise as it should just plug in and away you go
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      Re: How do I connect to the router using an ethernet cable?

      You don't need to do anything in particular, certainly not MAC spoofing. Just connect the ethernet cable to one of the ports on the router and plug it in to the ethernet port on your PC. Disable the wireless adapter as it may still be connecting.

      Go to the Device Manager and expand the Network section. Do you see a LAN adapter listed? If not it may not be enabled in your BIOS you will have to enable it. If it is shown in the DM does it have any marks against it? If so you probably need to install its drivers.

      Also open your Network connections, if the LAN adapter is shown there, right click it, highlight IPv4 or TCP/IP and click the Properties button. Ensure that 'Obtain an IP address automatically' is ticked.

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      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html/ TCPOptimiser /Test Socket

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