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What is an Ethernet cable?
An Ethernet cable is a common type of network cable used with wired networks. Ethernet cables connect devices such as PCs, routers, and switches within a local area network. These physical cables are limited by length and durability. If a network cable is too long or of poor quality, it won’t carry a good network signal.
Why can’t I connect to the Ethernet on my PC?
If you can connect, the source of the problem is likely due to your first PC. If you can’t connect to the Ethernet network on either PC, it might be a problem with your router, internet service provider, or USB to Ethernet adapter.
Should you use Ethernet cables for home networking?
When you think of home networking, your thoughts naturally turn to Wi-Fi and the ability to move data throughout a house or apartment over nothing more than thin air. There’s another way that, for some scenarios, is not only easier and more reliable, but potentially faster: use Ethernet cables to move the data to and fro.
How do I connect my Ethernet cable to my computer?
Look for an Ethernet port on your device. It has a square build that fits the standard RJ45 connector. Insert one end of the cable into an available port in your computer and connect the other end to a router or another network device. Which type of Ethernet cable do I need?