A question about a ethernet cable..

  Magik ®© 09:39 11 Sep 2004

hi, i have a adsl BT wireless router for two PC's, all works well, one of the PC's stays where it is, anyway....in the kit supplied was a ethernet cable, would i gain anything by plugging the cable in to the router and PC, so just one of them was wireless, or have i lost the plot about what the cable is for?....


  Valvegrid 20:04 11 Sep 2004

I notice nobody's answered you on what looks like a simple enquiry. I have been having a look at the BT shop site, I think this maybe the router you're looking at: click here

It does say in the blurb;

4 Ethernet ports to enable wired connections to PC's, games consoles and other Ethernet-enabled equipment

The cable is supplied to allow devices that are not capable of using the wireless network to be connected using the Ethernet cable. I can't see any reason why you shouldn't use the cable to connect the static computer if that's your want.

That's my take on it anyway.

  Magik ®© 20:24 11 Sep 2004

thanks for that, I was beginning to give up on an answer...my router is almost the same, the voyager2000...anyway thanks for the reply, I did not fancy plugging it in and finding the whole lot went down the kermit. so i will give it a try.

thanks again...........

  Gaz 25 20:26 11 Sep 2004

Ethernet for my network is much better, and I use wirless for inaccessable places or laptops.

If you dont mind an ethernet cable, use it. More reliable and faster speeds.

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