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#1 Sallie48

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:48 PM

I have an older computer and the only connection ports are USB, DSL and phone. The cable modem router I have, came with an ethernet cable. Is there anyway I can get an adapter so I can use the ethernet cable in the DSL port? Are they compatible?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:54 PM

The Ethernet port and what I think you are referring to as a DSL port are one and the same
Ethernet connections look like phone line connections but slightly bigger.
Does your computer have that?
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:19 AM

No...it only has the smaller DSL connection. The ethernet connector will not fit in it and that's the problem. The router I have only has ethernet connections. I have the router connected to my cable modem that also supplies my main (newer) computer with an ethernet connection.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 07:03 AM

I would recommend getting a Network Interface Card for your older computer (they are also called ethernet adapters). All you need is a free slot in your computer, and a little know-how. I am making an assumption that your computer can house a NIC, but pretty much all of them can. That in place, you can connect it directly to the router with an ethernet cable.

Here are some you could get:
http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.as...Interface-Cards
Note that the common standard is 10/100mb with one RJ45 plug.

Installation is pretty straight-forward - let us know if you decide to do it and if you need help. :thumbsup:

So, the first step is, do you have a free slot in the back of your PC?

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:31 PM

Just wanted to let you know, I purchased an ethernet card and installed it myself!! WOW It was only 15 bucks and the directions made it so easy. After installing the drivers for the router....the computer is up and running great!!

Thank you all for the help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 04:10 AM

Well played! :thumbsup:

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