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Need an adaptor to connect to the internet


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#1 bramblator

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:35 PM

I'm not too technical so firstly I apologise about the wording that I use.

I have a really old Toshiba laptop, (about 10 years old), it has the old internet connection socket. We use to have to use an adaptor when on dial-up to convert it from the telephone size to the internet size, if that makes any sense to you. But nowadays we have the new size ethernet connections don't we???

What I would like to do is buy a convertion adaptor to enable me to go online with it again. Someone has suggested that I buy an adaptor called RJ45. Would this be the right thing? By the way I can't have wifi.

Many thanks for any responses and your patience

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:26 PM

The connectors on a laptop...determine the type of connection, no more.

Older computers had dialup connectors when dialup was the major way of connecting...if a user does not employ dialup, that connector is meaningless (which is why they have disappeared from some systems.

So...the question is...what type of connection capability do you have (wireless, DSL, cable, dialup) at your residence?

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Edited by hamluis, 05 November 2010 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:32 PM

I have satellite broadband that I have to plug in to my laptop - an ethernet plug/connection

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 03:57 PM

What is the exact make and model number of your Toshiba.

I am thinking you need a serial to RJ45 adapter.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:00 PM

I think that this is it: The model number is: PAT800E-C963-EN would that be right?

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:13 PM

Had a look at the specs of your lap top. And downloaded the Technical Specifications available at the bottom right of the same page.

It does have a USB port available. Something along these lines may work. < Given for example purposes only.

That is a very old lap top with very limited resources.




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