06-05-2012 02:45 PM
Click on the link below. Check the back panel part.
The port that is labeled internet that's the wan port (the port that is by itself) while the other 4 ports (ethernet) are the lan ports. The Internet port or WAN port is where you will connect you internet service provider's line and the ethernet ports are for your computers or devices that cannot connect wirelessly to the network. Hope this will help.
06-05-2012 02:46 PM - edited 06-05-2012 02:47 PM
Like what the others had posted, don't worry too much about the blue ethernet cable as long as the internet is working ok. Just keep that cable in case you need it to test the connection directly from the router.
06-05-2012 03:04 PM
Well , I have had to remove my Router as it was slower than a turtle. I took my cable ethernet and plugged it directly into the back of my computer like it was before I did the router and now it is blazing fast as it should be.
With the ethernet plugged into the router , I could not get the videos to come up. They would not load . A lot of websites were slow. it was worse than dialup. So the devil with routers. I guess I just won't have wireless. that means no laptops , no tablets and no smart phones. i am sick. I need wireless so bad. But this was just tooooo slooooow.
06-05-2012 03:43 PM
Well there are still lots of things that you can do with the router. If you don't need to connect multiple devices to the network then that would be ok , connecting directly to your cable internet line.
06-05-2012 04:51 PM
Well , the idea when I got the router was to connect to other devices , like tablets , smart phones , laptops. I wanted to get a smart phone and use it wirelessly to save data charges when I am home. I also wanted to connect my TV wirelsessly to stream Netflix and to get Youtube. But I will need to buy another router I guess as this one is slow.
06-05-2012 08:35 PM
I have another question. When I go to Start , then Connect to , I see my 2 connections plus my neighbors connections. One of my neighbors have 2 . One secured netwok and one unsecured network for a guest.. The other neighbor only has 1 secured network.and none for a guest.
My question is this. On my 2 networks. One just says the name of my Router. It does not say secured like my neighbors do. and the other one for guests says name of router guest unsecured network. Why isn't mine saying Secured ?
Should not the one I am conncted to the internet say Secured ? Please help me if possible.
06-05-2012 09:39 PM
Hello Jillxz. It depends on your computer OS, too. Once you are already connected to your main network successfully with a wireless password and then you view your wireless connection icon on the system tray it will say normally that you are connected without the "padlock" or without the word "security enabled". Are you using a Windows7 computer? I have windows7 netbook and connected to my wireless router at home and that is what I get.
06-05-2012 10:16 PM
Okay. I see that now. Thanks so much. I am so sorry to have bothered you all so much tonight , but I really do appreciate all the good help I received and I am so grateful.to you . I hope I have it all squared away lol and won't need to bother you so much.
Again thank you. That was good for me to know. I can see it now that you told me , lol. Couldn't before .