I recently got my Pi for Christmas and I have setted it up and I went through a box of cables and I found a USB wifi adapter. I plugged it in and I had working Internet. Well, I went to power on my pi and I realised that the adapter had died. So, I Thought Oh well I will just use a Ethernet cable. Well me and my dad installed a cable directly from our wireless router and into my pi, but it didn't recognise it. I've been pinging google to see if it worked and tried editing the /etc/network/interfaces file but when I went to go ~$ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces file, it opened up but there was nothing in there. I copied someone interfaces file and just replaced the address and gateway with my details, but still nothing
Please help me.