So before I go any further, I'd like all of you to know I'm a dummy at this. So when you type out your response, please dumb it down so I can understand everything. With that being said, I'm not too sure how to set up ethernet. I've identified the ethernet jack in my room, but how do I go at connecting my computer?
Would I just plug in my ethernet cable, and connect my computer to it? I've read many things about this, but I understand peanuts about this sort of stuff.
In case hardware is something which comes to play, my router is a SMC-SMCD3GN router. My modem is a linksys (I'm on vacation atm, so I don't know which one it is, but it is a VOIP box essentially).
It depends on how that ethernet port is wired, a lot of those ports tend to fit ethernet cables, but are only wired for phone lines. You would have to contact your landlord or previous owner as to what was wired. Otherwise your computers ethernet will have to be plugged directly into your modem or router.
Ahh, so having my router in the basement wouldn't affect my wifi browsing in the 2nd floor My router is the SMC-D3GN, and is a wireless n (phew).
Q1, I believe the house is about a quarter acre in size
Q2. The router is in the center (middle floor/ground floor, middle)
Q3. The router is the SMC-D3GN
Thanks for being so much help