Quote: Originally Posted by sportagegirl
If I connect a cable to the router and turn the wireless off how will I connect to the internet?
If you use an ethernet cable (it will have sthe same shape plug each end with a little plastic clip to hold the plug in the socket so that when you want to remove the cable from the laptop or the router you need to depress that little clip. The cable will be brightly colored, red, blue or yellow ) You cant put the plu in the wrong socket the laptop socket will be easy to identify anf the Router will probably have four places where you can put the plug. It doesn't matter which one you choose. They will be numbered 1,2,3 and 4. any one will do) You will then be automatically connected to the internet.
Connecting via a cable is a more robust way of connecting to the internet and is much more reliable. You might also notice an increase in speed. if you ever have internet connection problems always try to resolve it using a cable connection, then sort out the wireless if you need it once the actual internet connection problem is sorted. If you always use your machine near to the router then use a cable connection all the time.