I just received a wireless router, the Linksys EA3500. It has 4 ethernet connections, for connecting printers, cameras, etc. to the network. This might be a dumb question, but can a laptop also connect to the internet via one of these ethernet plug-ins? I have a gaming pc and just purchased a gaming laptop, and the gaming is in one room, thus not necessarily needing the wireless extension. If it can, would the connection via the ethernet be better in terms of connection speed? Also, a bit off-topic, though relevant, I have some cat6 cables, and I found that trying to use one to connect my PC to a switch was not successful, though it worked fine with a cat5. Is the cat6 not compatible, or did I perhaps just get a bad cable?