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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by clay7676, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. clay7676

    clay7676 Regular member

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    On my new computer that I ordered i got a Integrated 10/100 Ethernet does that mean that I will be able to connect to my Modem wireless right away or does it mean I have to still get a wireless card? Or what ever it means please explain.
     
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    You will be able to plug into it, directly. No need for a wireless card.

    And give thanks to Al Gore. He invented the Internet. :):):)
     
  3. clay7676

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    what do you mean? plug what in to it directly? if you mean ethernet cable then if i had no ethernet outlet on my wall then would i have to get a wireless adapter?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    if modem is not wireless & they usually aren't than need to connect network cable or usb cable if modem has that option from modem to computer. if want to hookup wirelessly than need to get a wireless router & connect it to the modem by a net cable. next you have to get a pci wireless card or an usb wireless adapter so can communicate to the modem thru the wireless router.
     
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    Wireless would be best i'm always on the look out for extra bandwidth :p
     
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    probably won't see speed difference between wired & wireless as your final speed is determined by your isp
     
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    Is hooking up my ethernet cable to my phone line the same thing? or where do i have to hook it up to
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    phone connector is 4 wires wide whereas net cable is 8 wires wide. so what do you think? are you on dialup, dsl or cable to get on the net?
     
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    pretty sure im DSL bellsouth is my provider. Would the only way to connect to the internet to have an adapter? or does the computer come with something? cause i don't think i can move the modem to my computer.
     
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    My advice would be for you to ask a friend, who knows about setting up modems and routers, to help you.
     
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    Forget my last post. You need to contact your ISP and have them come out and hook it up for you.
     
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    ??? I don't really have a problem, my modem is fine... i have other computers that connect wirelessy, I just want to know other ways I can connect to my internet besides spending anoter 40 bucks or something on a wireless wifi card.
     
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    clay, so the modem is not physically connected to the computer, correct? how far away is the modem from the computer?
     
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    oh its not that far

    actually like 50 feet
     
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    there is no problem with my modem I have not got the computer in yet but I was wondering if there was something that came with the computer so i could hook up wirelessy or even wired to the internet
     
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    can get a network cable to go between modem & computer. can also get an usb wireless adapter for about $30Can.
     
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    where is a good cheap one thats connects wireless without ethernet cables
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    where are you located as in country?
     
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    new orleans? why
     
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    because i'm in canada so what might be cheap for me won't be for you & vice versa.
     

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