How do I attach a DSL modem to my Dell computer?

Question

I just have a simple question i hope. How do I attach a DSL modem to my Dell computer?

Answer

This question was answered on March 26, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

No telephone

Connect a RJ-11 phone line to a wall phone jack and the other end of the cable to the back of the DSL modem

Connect a RJ-45 crossover cable (provided by your ISP) to the back of the DSL modem, and the other end to the network interface card (NIC) in your computer

Plug the DSL modem into a power outlet

Refer to the ISP documentation for operating system configuration instructions

Computer connections

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With a telephone

Insert a 2-jack modular adapter into the wall outlet

Connect a RJ-11 phone line to one jack of modular adapter and other end to a microfilter (provided by your ISP)

Connect the microfilter to the telephone using another phone cord

Connect a phone line from the 2nd modular adapter jack to the back of the DSL modem

Connect a RJ-45 crossover cable to the back of the DSL modem and the other end to the network interface card (NIC) in your computer

Plug the DSL modem into a power outlet

Refer to the ISP documentation for operating system configuration instructions

Computer connections

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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 26, 2003