We all enjoy the portability of our electronic devices. But having your devices hardwired can have its advantages. Hardwiring your device consist of an Ethernet cable connecting to the PC directly to a port on the router or access point. Although wiring your devices may prevent mobility, you will be grateful for a faster, more reliable, network and internet connection. View the following steps on how to on hardwire your device.
Hardwire A Windows Laptop
- Plug-in one end of the Ethernet cable to the RJ45 port on your laptop.
- Plug-in the opposite end of the Ethernet cable to an available port on the router.
- Wait while the device and the router establish a network connection.
- View the taskbar at the bottom right of your Windows desktop to verify a network icon confirming the connection.
Still having trouble? Visit the laptop’s brand website for further instructions.
Hardwire a Apple Mac Laptop
- Plug-in a Ethernet cable to connect your computer’s Ethernet port to a router.
- If your computer doesn’t have an Ethernet port, try using a USB to Ethernet adapter, or a Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
- To verify a connection, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Network.
Still having trouble? Visit Apple’s User Guide for more help.
Hardwire a Smart-TV
- Locate the Ethernet port on the back of your TV
- Plug-in an Ethernet cable from your router to the port on your TV
- Select Menu on your TV’s remote and then go to Network settings.
- Select the option to enable wired internet
- Verify the connection.
Still having trouble? Visit the TV’s brand website for further instructions.