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Windows 7: DSL modem

28 Feb 2010   #1
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 
DSL modem

Hello,

I use a normal DSL modem


there are many cables I can't move my laptop to my bedroom or somewhere else How can i do that ? Buying a wireless DSL modem ? I need to configure it ? or Just put the ethernet cable with the modem that I have ?

Thanks


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28 Feb 2010   #2
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

No you only need a wireless router/switch... it will plug into your DSL modem where you currently have your PC plugged into. Then your PC plugs into the router/switch. It's easy!
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28 Feb 2010   #3
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
No you only need a wireless router/switch... it will plug into your DSL modem where you currently have your PC plugged into. Then your PC plugs into the router/switch. It's easy!
but I don't want any wired to be connected to my laptop, I want to move my laptop anywhere in my home
thanks !
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28 Feb 2010   #4
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
No you only need a wireless router/switch... it will plug into your DSL modem where you currently have your PC plugged into. Then your PC plugs into the router/switch. It's easy!
but I don't want any wired to be connected to my laptop, I want to move my laptop anywhere in my home
thanks !
Which is why I said Wireless router/switch... LOL! It will give you the both options... wired or wireless connectivity!

I also thought you have a wired PC because of your image...
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28 Feb 2010   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

A wireless router or switch actually incorporates both wireless and wired connection capabilities. Initially, you will need to use the wired connection in order to configure your computer and the router/switch. For this, follow the instructions that are supplied with the router/switch. Don't forget to enable the security - use WPA2-psk if it is available.
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28 Feb 2010   #6
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheIceman6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
No you only need a wireless router/switch... it will plug into your DSL modem where you currently have your PC plugged into. Then your PC plugs into the router/switch. It's easy!
but I don't want any wired to be connected to my laptop, I want to move my laptop anywhere in my home
thanks !
Which is why I said Wireless router/switch... LOL! It will give you the both options... wired or wireless connectivity!

I also thought you have a wired PC because of your image...
Thanks, sorry iam still new to these stuff.

but you said I have to plug the router to my PC right? so I won't be able to move my PC?

so now I buy a wireless router ? plug dsl with router ? that's all
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28 Feb 2010   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What is the make and model number of your current modem? If you are going along the avenue of a wireless modem/router, then you need to be able to retrieve the necessary information from your existing modem in order to transfer over to the new one.
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28 Feb 2010   #8
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

I wouldn't bother with a DSL/Router combo. Just pick yourself up a Wireless router. That way if you change ISP's at all in the future, you can just use your router with the new ISP.

Basically you just need to plug the DSL modem into the router and fill out the appropriate information in the router (Your DSL information if it's using PPPoE or what not).

Don't forget to power cycle. Unplug the power to both your modem and the router and wait 30 seconds. Plug the DSL modem power in and wait for the lights to stabilize. Then plug the power into the router. This ensures they see each other.

I would recommend connecting your laptop to the router with an ethernet cable to set it up. Once it's setup (You've setup your wireless connection and set your security settings) go ahead and unplug the ethernet cable and configure your laptop to connect to the router wirelessly.

There are lot's of places online with guides to setting these things up and the router should come with a set of instructions as well. It sounds more difficult than it actually is
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28 Feb 2010   #9
TheIceman6

Windows 7 - Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nekkidtruth View Post
I wouldn't bother with a DSL/Router combo. Just pick yourself up a Wireless router. That way if you change ISP's at all in the future, you can just use your router with the new ISP.

Basically you just need to plug the DSL modem into the router and fill out the appropriate information in the router (Your DSL information if it's using PPPoE or what not).

Don't forget to power cycle. Unplug the power to both your modem and the router and wait 30 seconds. Plug the DSL modem power in and wait for the lights to stabilize. Then plug the power into the router. This ensures they see each other.

I would recommend connecting your laptop to the router with an ethernet cable to set it up. Once it's setup (You've setup your wireless connection and set your security settings) go ahead and unplug the ethernet cable and configure your laptop to connect to the router wirelessly.

There are lot's of places online with guides to setting these things up and the router should come with a set of instructions as well. It sounds more difficult than it actually is
Thank you, please could you provide me with a detailed guide how to do it?

@Dwarf : My ISP gave me a modem called "speedtouch".
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28 Feb 2010   #10
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

On the bottom of the modem there should be a model number. I actually worked for a DSL provider for several years

Here is a link to several guides: http://www.pcwintech.com/wireless-se...-routersmodems

Once you've decided on a router just read the instructions that come with it. Some of them even have software that automatically configures things for you. Don't forget to secure you wireless network! Feel free to ask any questions here. I'm sure myself or other will help you.
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