Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Connecting Your Vista PC To A Wired Ethernet Network

Ethernet cables are one of the most commonly used forms of network cables on wired networks. These help in the connection of PCs, routers as well as switches.

If you’re running the Windows Vista operating system in your computer, you can easily connect to an Ethernet cable. For this, you need to have a hub or a switch and also access to a cable or a Cat 5/5 e network. According to the technicians at the Windows Vista help and support team, Ethernet networks don’t have the portability of wireless networks. But then, these cables are amazingly faster than all the traditional dial-up connections. Moreover, such Ethernet networks can also be shared by multiple computers.

You can use the following instructions provided by the Windows Vista help and support team to connect your PC to a wired Ethernet Network in your Vista computer.
  • At first, you’d require obtaining a Cat 5 or Cat 5e Ethernet cable for every computer you want to connect. Cat 5 is a kind of cable used for data transfer that is used for high-speed access. For buying a Cat 5 cable, you can contact your local computer or even the office supply store. 
  • Next, you can try purchasing a hub or switch with enough ports for each computer in your home or office. Using switches can increase the speed of the network, but they cost a little more than a hub. But then, investing more in buying switches is generally recommended to experience their high-end performance. If you’re using a company network, opting for a router is also considered beneficial. 
  • Now, you can shut down all computers as well as the switch/hub to use the Ethernet cables. Try connecting them to each of the computers to be connected to the hub. 
  • You need to first plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the switch or hub and then connect the other end into each PC's network adapter. 
  • Once you have connected it, try turning on the switch or hub. Now, turn on your computers. 
  • Now, wait for the computer to start and then run the Network Setup Wizard to get your network get connected and start working. 
By following these steps, you can easily connect your Windows Vista PC to a Wired Ethernet Network. To get more assistance in setting the connectivity, feel free to contact our Windows technical support personnel.

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