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Ethernet cable does not fit

My modem card has a jack that is too small for my ethernet cable. I saw that someone else said that they use usb but my usb port needs to be updated in order for it to recognize my flash drive.and for that i need to be online...i need help?

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The modem jack is too small because it is for a phone line connection not an ethernet connection. If you want to get online by dial-up, you need to connect modem to a phone line. Ohterwise look for another input jack on the laptop that the ethernet cable will insert to.


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How do I hook up my DSL modem to my old computer? I have an HP Pavilion Samsung SyncMaster 750s DESKTOP PC. I need to access the internet on my PC but it doesn't have an ETHERNET JACK. I also no longer...


Which HP Pavilion do you have? The Samsung SyncMaster 750s is your monitor. What OS is it running?

Most desktops that came with Windows 95-XP have a few PCI slots inside the box. Computers with Windows 98 (some with Windows 95B) have USB ports. (Older computers may also have ISA slots inside the box.)

If you have a USB port, you can use a USB to ethernet adapter. This will be limited to the speed of your USB (not a good choice if you have USB 1.1). The wired versions are limited to 10/100 Mbs maximum internet speeds. There are some wireless versions as well. See http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=589&name=10-100%20Ethernet%20USB for examples of wired adapters.

A better choice is the internal one. Again you need to check the specs for your computer and see if there are any available slots and the type on the motherboard. See HP support for the specs of the computer. Slim case formats often have few available slots. (You can usually remove the internal dial-up modem and replace it with the ethernet card.)

These are either wireless and wired. Some run at 1Gbs speed. You will also need a wireless router if you use a wireless card. (A router is a good idea even for a wired ethernet card. It provides protection against some internet problems.) A few PCI wired ethernet are available here: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=27&name=Network-Interface-Cards . Turn off the computer and unplug the wires to the computer. Open the case, remove the slot cover (or card that you will replace), push the new card into the slot and secure it. Then close the computer and connect your wires. Install the drivers (usually from a CD that will come with the card or by downloading from the manufacturer's site).Then plug an 8-wire RJ-45 cable into the jack and your broadband modem. Then set up following the directions for your ethernet system (dynamic (DHCP) or static IP address, etc). (Wireless networks you install the antenna for the card and then follow the setup instructions for your wireless router. This will include the password.)

I hope this helps.

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We bought the AT&T Motorola DSL Modem today, and we're trying to connect to wireless on a laptop and the connection isn't showing up. How do we fix this ?


  1. Ensure that your AT&T DSL self-installation kit is complete. At minimum, it should contain a DSL modem, an AC adapter, an Ethernet cable, a telephone cable, several telephone filters and an installation CD.
  2. Install the telephone filters on each telephone jack that you have a phone plugged into. Install a dual phone adapter on the jack closest to your computer if you have an answering or fax machine, telephone or analog modem in the same room. Then plug your telephone equipment into the filters. Connect the telephone cable that was provided with your installation kit into an unfiltered telephone jack.
  3. Insert the installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the installation program does not start automatically, click Start > Run > and browse to the CD-ROM drive directory to find the installation file.
  4. Connect the telephone cable that is attached to the unfiltered wall jack to the back of the DSL modem. Connect the Ethernet cable to the back of the modem and to the Ethernet network interface card port on the back of your computer. Connect the AC adapter to the back of the modem and plug it into an electrical outlet. Power the modem on.
  5. Check the modem lights. There should be at least two lights lit. These will have labels such as "Power" and "Ethernet." However, these labels may differ depending on the model of modem you received in your installation kit.
  6. Complete the software installation. Enter your chosen username and password when prompted. Check your modem to see if the light labeled "DSL" or "Internet" is lit. Open a web browser window to see if your DSL service has been successfully installed.

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My dsl light keeps blinking and I can't get on the internet because it won't stop blinking


  1. Step 1 Ensure that your AT&Tmag-glass_10x10.gifDSL self-installation kit is complete. At minimum, it should contain aDSL modem, an AC adapter, an Ethernet cable, a telephone cable, severaltelephone filters and an installation CD.
  2. Step 2 Installthe telephone filters on each telephone jack that you have a phoneplugged into. Install a dual phone adapter on the jack closest to yourcomputer if you have an answering or fax machine, telephone or analogmodem in the same room. Then plug your telephone equipment into thefilters. Connect the telephone cable that was provided with yourinstallation kit into an unfiltered telephone jack.
  3. Step 3 Insertthe installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the installation programdoes not start automatically, click Start > Run > and browse tothe CD-ROM drive directory to find the installation file.
  4. Step 4 Connectthe telephone cable that is attached to the unfiltered wall jack to theback of the DSL modem. Connect the Ethernet cable to the back of themodem and to the Ethernet network interface card port on the back ofyour computer. Connect the AC adapter to the back of the modem and plugit into an electrical outlet. Power the modem on.
  5. Step 5 Checkthe modem lights. There should be at least two lights lit. These willhave labels such as "Power" and "Ethernet." However, these labels maydiffer depending on the model of modem you received in yourinstallation kit.
  6. Step 6 Completethe software installation. Enter your chosen username and password whenprompted. Check your modem to see if the light labeled "DSL" or"Internet" is lit. Open a web browser window to see if your DSL servicehas been successfully installed.


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Got dynalink V1456VQE modem need to install please help how to


internal modem installing:

1.Switch off the power,and remove the power card from the cpu.

2.Get the cpu separately.

3.unsqrew the sqrews and open the system box

4.you can find the white color slot in the mother board.

5.fix the modem with that slot (Modem Board has the single cutting).it must be fitted with the PCI slot.Slight press down.

6.then ON the system,
Start->all programs->control panel->system
->Hardware->Device Manager

now you can see more items on screen,also you can found the modem which you have installed.

Your new modem is ready to use...

7.If your modem came with cd,then insert the disc in cd/dvd drive .Gently Installed the cd...

8.Then Restart the computer.

Your new modem is ready to use...
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External Modem Installing:(We do not need to open the system case)

Type 1:(Using Ethernet Cable)

1.Insert the ethernet cable(RJ 45) in the modem,and connect the other end of the cable to cpu.

2.insert a power adaptor in the modem jack.

3.insert the phone line in modem phone jack.(RJ 10)

4.On the system and Modem.

5.Your new modem is ready to use...
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Type 2:(Using USB cable)

1.Insert the USB cable in CPU,and connect other end of the cable to modem .

2.insert a power adaptor in the modem jack.

3.insert the phone line in modem phone jack.(RJ 10)

4.On the system and Modem.

5.You must install the driver software cd came with your modem

6.Restart the computer

7..Your new modem is ready to use...

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US doesn't stop blinking!!!


Heres how i install my modems
1.Turn off all equipment
2. Take an ethernet cable going from the modem, and plug it into the ethernet slot on the computer.
3. plug in the modems power and give it 1 min to power up.
4. Power up your computer and see if it gets connection.

Troubleshooting.
1.Go to the control pannel and look at internet connections.
2. Look for your connection (LAN), and see if is connected.
3. If it isnt connected than it is a problem on your ISP's side.

For other support
1. Call your internet service provider for help.
2. Call the customer support line for the modem.

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Your modem should have a RJ11 (phone) jack and a RJ45 (ethernet) jack. Phone line-in to modem RJ11. Ethernet cable from RJ45 to modem to router; maybe labeled WAN or modem port . Ethernet from any of the switch ports (or the only one avail, depending on your model) to you pc if it has a ethernet card in it. After that it's all up to the configuration.

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Trying to get router to work


U can use
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Open the following link --

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Notice particularly the back of the device. There are four connection points to plug things in the one on the left with DSL is where cable with the phone connectors connects the phone jack to the speedstream 5200. On the right the round connector with the pin is where the power goes. Next to the power connector to the left is a USB connector. In between usb connector and the DSL port is an ethernet connector. One way to avoid the need for the USB software os to use the ethernet connector bu connecting an ethenet cable (wider connector that fits snugly in both ports one on the Speadstream 5200 and the other probably present on your computer.

USB driver including VISTA (if you prefer)

USB driver link

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are you using a USB cable to connect your modem ? Are you using a USB cable to connect your printer ? If you are using a USB cable to connect your modem, try using an ethernet cable and your LAN card instead. It will work better and you won't need modem drivers to make it work. You do however have to have a LAN card or built-in LAN adapter. As long as you have one of those 2, the best way to hook up your modem would be by using the ethernet jack on the modem straight into your LAN card/adapter. If you are not using USB to connect your modem then please send me your printer model and how it's hooked up and I will help you figure it out. Hope this helps.

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