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How to setup wired network?

Ok, so I was planning on buying a PC build and had a question about networking. So I have a router (Arris if that matters) on my desk. I have wifi but wanted to get wired network because I heard it is better for online gaming. So how do I set one up? DO I need to buy anything? Thanks!!
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  1. You have the router right on the desk next to your PC?
    Then all you should need is an ethernet cable.
  2. all you need to buy is a good long cat 5e or 6 cable to go from the modem/router. on the back of the router will be ports numbered 1-4 just plug the cable into port 1. and plug the other end into the motherboard ethernet port. install windows and all the drivers any your all set.
  3. USAFRet said:
    You have the router right on the desk next to your PC?
    Then all you should need is an ethernet cable.


    Right, so do I plug the ethernet into.......the router port that says WAN or internet or what?
    And yes its on my desk next to my PC.
  4. Best answer
    The WAN port would connect to the modem. One of the 4 LAN ports is what you're looking for.
  5. Specifically, what router do you have? Make/model number...
  6. USAFRet said:
    Specifically, what router do you have? Make/model number...


    Arris TM822 from optimum
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