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Old 07-09-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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I had issues with a desktop PC a few years back and had it worked on and fixed. Long story short, I never was able to figure out how to plug what where to get it online. Does any Geek out there that could assist me with a website for some help~?
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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You just need to connect it to your router and enter your network password.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:12 PM
 
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You just need to connect it to your router and enter your network password.

Nope that is not the issues I am talking about. I have tons of wires to this HUGE desktop that plug into the back of the desktop and to the tower. I just have the wrong one plugged in the wrong spots when I tried a long time ago.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:23 PM
 
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Your problem description is very vague ... "wrong one plugged into the wrong spot" ??
Instead of having people guess at fixes, describe what is it you are trying to do (unplug a desktop PC and move it to another place, connect a laptop to the internet, etc) . Post pics if it's a cabling issue.
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Old 07-09-2016, 11:36 PM
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How old is your desktop? Will this help?

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Old 07-10-2016, 03:55 PM
 
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Can you connect anything incorrectly? When I had my desktop you couldn't. But I had a really simple set up.
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Old 07-10-2016, 03:59 PM
 
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Cat5 might be plugged into the modem port.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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Cat5 might be plugged into the modem port.
If you mean a Cat 5 Ethernet "RJ-45" cable with 8 pin plug, it won't (easily) fit into a 6 pin RJ-11 analog modem socket.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:30 PM
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Yeah, each plug is a little different, so it's hard to make mistake. Most manuals are still online...
And there are pictorial guides, and youtube...
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:46 AM
 
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Look on the back of your router or modem. If it's modem there should be five ports that are all the same that look like oversized telephone connectors, one is going to be labeled internet and that is conected to the modem. If it's just modem there will only be one. The wire is going to look like oversized phone wire with same type of connector you would see on phone wire except it's little bigger, on the the computer will be same port you plug the oversized phone wire into.

If you have already done this and have no internet post the OS and version you are using.

Setting aside audio/mic jacks which should be easy to identify, USB into ehternet port is the only I'm aware of that might easily go into wrong port. The ethernet port is larger and squareish so this is not an easy mistake to make. One thing to be aware of is you might have two places the same plug can go, for example you might have two or more connectors for video. Most motherboards come with onboard video and if you have a video card that will also have one and you want to connect it to that instead.
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