My modem is downstairs and I need a wired connection upstairs on a different computer. How do I go about this? I have no idea what I am doing, I have a wireless router that I work through but its awful for gaming and my cable company wants to charge me insane fees for installing a second dedicated line upstairs so my only option is to share the modem downstairs. I thought I just plug the cat6 cable into one of the many open ports on the wireless router and run that line upstairs into my ethernet port.
If that is how I do it, my pc doesn't detect anything. Help is appreciated, not a clue what I am doing.
its a 32bit windows 7, i7, 12gb, x58 mother board gaming desktop.
but I just found out that my desktop doesnt have an nic card and no controller for wired ethernet, just a wireless option. Sigh. I checked Device manager and only the wireless controller was listed, nothing else. I guess that means I have to buy something else ? lol