Is there a way to connect my home desktop PC directly to ethernet cable, while still having wifi around the house? in Networking Posted December 3, 2016 1 minute ago, a2242364 said: crap. well it's definitely not a phone line. there's some long white wire that goes into my wall and connects to the modem, and then to the router. sorry, probably not helpful :/. true lol. idk what routers go for these days, under 100? Having a 'packet loss' as you are saying is really strange like even the shittiest routers i have ever had havent had this issue! Though try resetting your router or if the thing is upgradable , then upgrade its firmware!