I have a Belkin wireless router hooked up presently to a desktop. I just purchased a new desktop and would like to use the same router. I have connected a ethernet cable directly to a port on the router to the desktop. However on the new desktop it states that the cable is not connected/no good and try a new one. I know the cable is OK.Is there something that has to be installed on the new desktop to recognize the router. I also checked for devices on the new desktop and cannot see an ethernet connection????
sounds to me that the ethernet port is either disabled, or you have the cable plugged in wrong.
Go to your networking center in windows, then go to Adapter Settings --> see if its disabled in there, if so, enable it.
If nothing is there, then there's a problem. Either your device is disabled in the Device Manager, or is uninstalled (no driver), or is busted.
Right click on "Computer" then go to "Manage" --> go down to Device Manager and expand the tree for networking devices. See if you have your ethernet port there.