How to Connect LINKSYS EA9200-4A to My Computer

Nowadays, almost everything connects wirelessly -- even desktops come with Wi-Fi. Basically, just connect to the router's 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band and you're good to go. Occasionally, you'll need a wired connection to test internet speed or to improve video quality. Let's show you how to tether your computer to your router. Let's also talk about why a wired connection is better for certain things.

How to setup wired router computer connection using LINKSYS EA9200-4A:

  1. The first thing you need to do is to plan your home network, specify the place where LINKSYS EA9200-4A will be placed, and estimate the distance to your PC.
  2. Now you need to buy a long enough ethernet cable. We recommend you buy a category 6 ethernet cable or higher to achieve the best download speed.
  3. Connect RJ-45 Plug to the LAN Socket in LINKSYS EA9200-4A, ports are usually located at the back cover of the router, and to the ethernet slot in your PC or laptop. Example of router's LAN ports placed at backside and marked with yellow
  4. Now you need to configure two things on your PC.
  5. Be sure that you have a 1 Gbps connection.
  6. Set maximum MTU to 1500.
  7. Finally, you can check how fast is your internet connection on Wi-Fi and when you are using an ethernet cable connection.
  8. Fantastic! In my case switching to cable from Wi-Fi increased download speed ten times.
    Internet Speed on 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network Internet Speed with Ethernet cable connection

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