I've been testing a new internet setup for the rig I'm building on my laptop and I'm a bit confused. I was told that Cat5e cable allows you to connect to the net.
Our appartment runs a wireless broadband connection through it, however I want a wired connection instead (more solid online game performance). I purchased some Cat5e cable and connected it into the back of my router, then into my internet port on the laptop, turned off the wireless and I assumed I'd get automatic connection, but I get nothing?
I remember years ago when I used wired internet that it connected automatically, what am I doing wrong? The back of the router has Ethernet ports 1-4, where I connected the Cat5e. There is only one Ethernet port on the back of my modem, which is occupied with the Ethernet cable that runs into my router.
I don't have much experience with internet connections so I'd appreciate any help.
(Router is Netgear N300)