What Is An Ethernet Port?

An Ethernet port is an opening on computer network equipment that Ethernet cables plug into. An Ethernet port is usually found on networking devices, including computers, routers, video game consoles, modems, and televisions.

What Does an Ethernet Cable Looks Like

An Ethernet cable resembles a traditional phone cable but is larger and has more wires. Both cables share a similar shape and plug, but an Ethernet cable has eight wires, while phone cables have four. Ethernet cable connectors are also larger.

Connecting An Ethernet Port

To connect your computer, for example, to your router using an ethernet cable, plug one side of the cable in the port until it clips in and you do the same on the other device.

Hardwiring your ethernet ports directly with cable will always present a more reliable and stable network connection.

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