:oops: ok firstly i am sorry to be posting this here but i am at my wits end trying to do this and have nowhere else to turn before i start ripping out my hair lol!
now stupidly i thought it would be relatively easy to set up a wired network with my pc and my laptop however i can't seem to get it to work.
ok the problem is......
i have a pc wired to my netgear router, - in port one on the router (this port light is lit) i then go to connet another ethernet cable from my laptop to port 2 expecting it to be just as easy but this light does not light up so broadband can't detect the router / connection etc.
what am i doing wrong? my laptop is pretty old maybe 5/6 years does that make a difference, do i need to help it find it?? do i have a faulty ethernet port on my laptop?
I'm sorry its so so long but its kind of theraputic to get it out pmsl.
i am not very technical so pls be gentle with me if anyone wants to reply, any help is very very much appreciated to save my sanity!