The Ethernet cable is a type of cable that connects a computer, a hub, a network, or a switch to the internet for data networking. It is most commonly used in homes and offices. The device you want to connect it to is called the “host” and the device on the other end of the cable is called the “client”. This article will walk you through connecting an Ethernet cable for your devices with step-by-step instructions.
Connecting to your PC
There are two ways to connect an Ethernet cable to your computer. You can either plug the cable into the back of your PC or you can plug it directly into your PC’s network card. Plugging it into the back of your PC is typically used for laptops while plugging it indirectly into the network card is typically for desktops.
Connecting your device to the internet
In order to connect your device to the internet, you’ll need an Ethernet cable. For most devices, there is a port on the side of your device that will allow a cable to be inserted into it. You’ll want to plug one end of the cable into your host and then plug the other end into the client.
Connecting a network cable
If you want to connect a computer, hub, switch, or network to the internet, you need an Ethernet cable. The device that you want to connect it to is called the “host” and the device at the other end of the cable is called the “client”. If your host and client are in two different buildings or two floors in a building where there’s no Wi-Fi signal available, this will be necessary.
1. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to your modem and then connect the other end of that same Ethernet cable into your router’s WAN port. Your router might also have a LAN port that you can use instead.
2. Plug one end of another Ethernet cable into your computer and then plug the other end into your router’s LAN port if it has one. Otherwise, plug it in somewhere in your house where there’s a free Ethernet port on a hub or switch so all of your devices can access it wirelessly from anywhere in your house for internet access.
3. Plug in any other Ethernet cables you need for any additional hosts or clients that you have so they can all get online with Wi-Fi signals coming from one central location in your house where there’s a free Ethernet port on a hub or switch by using their own wireless signal from their devices to get online when they’re not near that particular hub or switch but still within range of its wireless signal.
Connecting a switch
If your device is a switch, plug the Ethernet cable into the back of the switch. The other end of the Ethernet cable will go to one of your computers.
After reading this article, you should be able to connect Ethernet cables without help. However, if you are unsure about what to do next, don’t hesitate to contact a professional. They will be happy to guide you through the process.