Category 6 cable (Cat 6 cable) is used to connect computers to networks. Cat 6 cables are capable of transmission speeds up to 1000 Megabits per second, which is equivalent to 1 Gigabit per second. The most common application for installing a Category 6 cable is for connecting a home computer to a wireless router or broadband modem. The process is simple and should only take a few minutes.
Locate the LAN port on the back of the computer. This port looks like a telephone port but is slightly wider. For reference, look at the connector on one end of the Cat 6 cable. This connector fits snugly into the LAN port.
Press the Cat 6 cable connector into the LAN port until you hear a small clicking sound. The cable is now installed on one end.
Guide the rest of the cable from your computer to the location of the wireless router or broadband modem.
Locate the LAN port on the back of the wireless router or broadband modem. A wireless router will have multiple LAN ports. Choose any unoccupied LAN port that is marked by a number. A broadband modem is likely to have a single LAN port. Plug the connector on the Cat 6 cable into the LAN port. The Cat 6 cable is now installed and your PC is now networked.
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