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Problems I just got a router to hook up to my computer, but I can't get it to work, I have a internal modem and the directions ask for a external one, I might have the wrong one for my computer, which one is for dial-up

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  • BarbaraBrigh Sep 25, 2008

    IMy telephone line goes dirrectly into my computer, I also have a ethernet port, so what do I have to do to get internet yo my laptop.My router is a Broadband Router, I don't have cable or sat. So could I have the wrong router.

  • Kurtis Golub
    Kurtis Golub May 11, 2010

    Is your internet connection dialup or DSL?

  • Jason May 11, 2010

    Just to have a "dialup" modem (as in 56k), not DSL, correct?

    If so, the routing functions of your router really won't apply here. However, you may be able to hook your ethernet port on your desktop to one of the LAN (usually numbered 1-4 on the back of the router) ports and then setup the desktop to share its internet connection to the laptop. Keep in mind, it will be slow, but it may work.

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    rich medrano May 11, 2010

    I'm not sure you have the right equipment or connections.

    The router is not a modem to your computer. Modems are for phone lines and routers are for ethernet connections. So you need to connect the router to the ethernet port on your computer.

    So... with your router I hope there is an ethernet cable that you connect from the router to your computer.

    For trouble shooting... It would be good to know what is feeding the router. A cable modem or DSL modem.

    You should be able to bypass the router for trouble shooting purposes and see if your computer will recognise the internet that way. If so then hook up the modem to the router and the computer to the computer and there should be no change is service.

    I've used several Linksys routers and they all worked fine.



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The terms get confusing but we need to know what kind of internet service you use, DSL, Cable, Dial-up? Routers typically work on Hi-Speed DSL or Cable modem networks. There is usually a WAN port and 4+ LAN ports. The WAN is what connects to the cable modem or DSL, and the LAN is where the PC's connect to. Normally everything is plug-n-play but you might have to use an installation disk to configure the wireless access.
HOWEVER if you are using an old, slow, antiquated dial-up modem (some people in rural areas still do!) to get your internet, then using a router for anything other than sharing files between two+ computers is pointless.

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I suggest you to get a ADSL router and that will fix your problem. The current one you have purchased is a Broadband router which supports RJ45 Pins and the ADSL supports RJ11 which is what you need.

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Yes, you've got a "broadband" router... won't help much with dial up..

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