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When buying a desktop computer, does it come with a wire that has to be plugged into a router and/or modem
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Quick question: When buying a desktop computer, does it come with a wire that has to plugged into a router and/or modem from the tower?

The desktop computer I want to get has a tower and I want to know if the tower has to be plugged into a router or modem.

I need to know before I actually decide to buy it.
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It doesn't come with one usually no, you have to buy it separately.
You need one too unless your tower has a built in wifi card or something.
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It doesn't come with one usually no, you have to buy it separately.
You need one too unless your tower has a built in wifi card or something.


What is that wire called?
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What is that wire called?


You want an Ethernet cable to connect your pc to your modem.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

What is that wire called?


You want an Ethernet cable to connect your pc to your modem.


I have a Verizon FIOS router.

But the router is located in my living room and the desktop computer is going in my room. Do I still need a Ethernet cable?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


HateKillingCamels wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

What is that wire called?


You want an Ethernet cable to connect your pc to your modem.


I have a Verizon FIOS router.

But the router is located in my living room and the desktop computer is going in my room. Do I still need a Ethernet cable?


I believe you could just get a really long ethernet cable to solve that issue and get something to hold the wire to the wall.
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I believe you could just get a really long ethernet cable to solve that issue and get something to hold the wire to the wall.


I'll check it out. Didn't know that they come really long.
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I'll check it out. Didn't know that they come really long.


https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Powerline-Adapter-Starter-TL-PA6010KIT/dp/B00IBPLI48/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485512827&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-Link+600

Lets you use your mains as a lan network cable, so as long as you have plug sockets you can connect to the internet.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


I'll check it out. Didn't know that they come really long.


https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Powerline-Adapter-Starter-TL-PA6010KIT/dp/B00IBPLI48/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485512827&sr=8-1&keywords=TP-Link+600

Lets you use your mains as a lan network cable, so as long as you have plug sockets you can connect to the internet.


Wait! I just plug that into the wall then connect the Ethernet cable to it and then the computer? That should work?
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Wait! I just plug that into the wall then connect the Ethernet cable to it and then the computer? That should work?


Mhm, you get two of them. Plug one in to the mains close to the modem, then connect an ethernet cable from the modem to the adapter.
Then plug another adapter close to your computer, then plug an ethernet cable from your adapter to your computer.
It will work as long as the mains system is connected wherever you live.

I use one myself and it works great.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Wait! I just plug that into the wall then connect the Ethernet cable to it and then the computer? That should work?


Mhm, you get two of them. Plug one in to the mains close to the modem, then connect an ethernet cable from the modem to the adapter.
Then plug another adapter close to your computer, then plug an ethernet cable from your adapter to your computer.
It will work as long as the mains system is connected wherever you live.

I use one myself and it works great.


But I have a router. Will it still work?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


HateKillingCamels wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

Wait! I just plug that into the wall then connect the Ethernet cable to it and then the computer? That should work?


Mhm, you get two of them. Plug one in to the mains close to the modem, then connect an ethernet cable from the modem to the adapter.
Then plug another adapter close to your computer, then plug an ethernet cable from your adapter to your computer.
It will work as long as the mains system is connected wherever you live.

I use one myself and it works great.


But I have a router. Will it still work?


yeah
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It will give me instructions on what to do, right?
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It will give me instructions on what to do, right?


yes but it's pretty much plug and play.
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It will give me instructions on what to do, right?


yes but it's pretty much plug and play.


Alright.
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