So, I have this Windows XP desktop computer connected to Verizon DSL. It's got a few years on it, but I'm in no hurry to get a new one.
I bought a hard-wired router to connect my Playstation 3 to online play. And that worked pretty well, I got kicked off of a lot of bigger games and it was a little slow, but still good.
Now I just bought a new HP laptop that runs on Vista and took the wire from the PS3 to the computer. Now, it doesn't even connect half of the time. I think I found that the problem was BitTorret yesterday, and found out that to connect to the internet fast, I have to close the program.
Now here's the big thing. When I connect the router to the laptop and the router is working good there, the internet on the desktop doesn't work at all. I've also noticed that through the router and modem, I have to restart them both and jiggle the switches a few times to get them to work on my Laptop.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please mind that I'm a noob and am really not that computer-literate.