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I have made all connections re 'phone line up to connecting to tower - I can't connect as cable too short - what am I doing wrong? Should I be connecting via the back of the tower? I only have one connection/port to modem.

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  • Dan rogers
    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    It sounds like your phone cable is too short. Is this the problem or do you just want to know where to plug it in?

  • Stephen Scheneman
    Stephen Scheneman May 11, 2010

    I don't understand what you are trying to do...Please give a more detailed description of your situation.

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You should have a modem installed in the tower portion of the system. It will have phone jacks. One is marked LINE the other is usually Phone. The Line or Wall jack plugs into the phone jack on the wall. if there is a phone plugged already, unplug it and plug it into the modem jack marked phone. Cord lengths are chosen to suit need. Radio Shack or the like have long cords if needed

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Okay,..........

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Or if you do not have a wireless USB adapter plugged into a USB port.

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IF it is the Mini Tower model.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833114034

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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx620/en/ug/A02/mtabout0.htm#wp1051997

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An example of a basic PCI slot, ( 3 are shown),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PCI_Slots_Digon3.JPG

If you do decide to go wireless;

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A computer that is wired directly to an Ethernet adapter card, is twice as fast on the internet, as a computer that is connected wireless.

2) Make sure your Router is capable of wireless.
Make sure the wireless router has a built-in Modem, or that you have a separate Modem.

[ For DSL.
Phone line connects to Filter. Filter has a place for a telephone cable, and an Ethernet cable.
Ethernet cable connects to Filter, and other end connects to Modem.
Ethernet cable goes from Modem to Wireless router that does not have a built-in Modem.

OR,
Phone line connects to Filter. Ethernet cable from Filter goes directly to wireless router, that has a built-in Modem.

Computer has to have a USB wireless device, or a wireless adapter card, installed.

For additional questions, or to clarify anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.
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