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#1 viewmate

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:21 PM

:thumbsup: can i use a router to solve my problem of no access to a modem port on my old computer to have a dsl internet connection that way or if u have any other sugestions i would like to hear them thank you.

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 02:56 PM

Can you describe it a little more? What problems are you having?
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Posted 11 October 2007 - 04:09 PM

when u do'nt have a hi speed modem port on your computer (old p/c) is there any other way to make the modem or hi speed internet connection (dsl). i was quessing maybe i would be able to use a router to get around the problem of not having a port to connect the modem to and use a router instead to access a wireless dsl hi speed internet connection via the router .

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:29 PM

Your computer needs a way to connect with the provider's modem. You can get a wireless NIC card or one that uses a CAT5 cable. Both you install in the computer
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The wired card you can go directly from the computer to the modem
For a wireless connection you will also need a wireless access point
You will need to have an open PCI slot for either one
Hope this is what you were looking for
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What is the make and model of your computer?

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 03:44 PM

Just a note:

Most Wireless router require you connect wired to setup before using it wireless feature. If you only have one computer I would use a wired port, meaning buy a PCI ethernet card to connect to you router.
You can pick up a wired card for around $13 and a wireless card for about $30 and Walmart online. You would also need a $8 ethernet cable also, for the wired.
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