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Hey everyone, I've recently built my first PC, and instead of using my home's wireless, I'm willing to go with a gigabit LAN connection. One problem: I have no idea what I'm doing. Here is my network:

- I have a 60 mbps connection package with charter communications, my ISP. (US)
- My router is a 2010-ish Apple Airport Extreme. (The small one, not the big tower. I think it's GigE capable.) This is broadcasting its own wireless network.
- I have that routed with a Cat5e cable to the other side of my house to an airport express set up as a complete other wireless network (b/g/n I believe.) It works faster due to less obstruction between itself and my PC.

I want to run a cable from that to my PC, but I have no idea if the money I spent on this system is worth the effort. Can anyone help identifying problems with the system, and give tips on how to fix it?

Thanks so much! :)
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  1. I am a little confused on what advice you need. At first I thought you needed advice on how to wire your network, but then you talk about wireless and then you talk about identifying problems and you need a fix to it. So what exactly do you need help on?
  2. abailey said:
    I am a little confused on what advice you need. At first I thought you needed advice on how to wire your network, but then you talk about wireless and then you talk about identifying problems and you need a fix to it. So what exactly do you need help on?


    Yeah sorry about the whole... everything. Basically what I need is a wire that goes from the a GigE router to my PC, and I have no simple way of doing this. I was wondering if having the wireless networks setup separately would interfere with connection speed. Honestly, I have no idea what I'm doing. How can I connect the wires to make the LAN connection work as fast and efficiently as possible?
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    Home networks can be set up with or without Internet access, using various combinations of computer hardware and software.
    Some of you likely share files between your computers using floppy disks or USB keys. A home network allows you to share these files much faster and more conveniently by utilizing the available connections between computers. Home networks allow sharing of other things, too, like a printer and an Internet connection. Finally, home networks create the possibility to use new applications like multi-player online games.
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