To connect your computer to the internet you need a RJ45 Cable. A 5 meter cable is usually enough to move around your room with your laptop.
We recommend RJ45 Cables of the category CAT5 or CAT6
If you do not have a cable yet, you can buy one in many large supermarkets or in all computer and electronics stores. Google can help! (5 meters cost around 10€)
Common problems with cables
- You mistakenly took an ISDN cable from the “random cable box”. Those are usually thinner because they contain only 4 leads, instead of the necessary 8.
- Your cable is very old and has been bent or twisted and one or several of the wires inside are broken.
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