Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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DarrinSav

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.
 
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Yes you should be able to run a cable and use a wired connection. And it shouldn't change his connection (other than the fact that you are also on the internet using bandwidth)
 
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I don't think it should be a problem. It wouldn't interfere with any of his internet use since he has his own cat 5 running to his computer.
 
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That's fine, if nothing else he would probably experience faster internet use due to the lightened load on the WiFi connection.
 

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Thank You for the help, Now do you have any idea where I can buy a 30-35 Ft. Cat 5 cable, That is roughly what I'm going to need to reach from the router to my bedroom.
 
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Pretty much anywhere that sells electronics should carry it, such as Radio Shack or Fry's
 
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