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I have no computer or cable and need to set up internet on my PS3

I ordered internet service from AT&T and they sent me a wired modem. I have no computer or cable and got internet soley for my PS3. My PS3 is in my living room and there is not a working phone jack for the ethernet cord. So, I need to hook my modem up in my bedroom and keep my PS3 in my living room. I have a wired modem and was told I needed a wireless router to fix this problem. Well I bought one but I can not figure out how to hook it all up. Is it even possible to hook a wired modem to a wireless router? Does something have to go into the back of my PS3 or when I hook the router and modem up will the PS3 just pick up the signal? Am I making sense? I am clueless to this. I did not even know what a modem or router was until a few days ago and not even sure I know what it is now. Please help.

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Next time just google:"how to plug in wireless router"
Your router should have come with instructions on a CD. I have to suggest following the instructions of the CD.
The modem needs to be plugged into the wall by phone cable (not same thing as Ethernet). After plugged to power and the wall you should see lights turn on, probably green. The modem should have an Ethernet jack, you plug in the Ethernet cable to the modem and the router in the odd slot out. If plugged in to power and the modem you should see more green lights.
Without a computer you can't password protect your wireless signal so anyone can join your network and slow down your access to the internet, not to mention a lot of other things.
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??? A router will NOT replace your modem; the router won't work without the modem. If you're going to give advice, please make sure it is somewhat correct.

Okay. So first you need the telephone cord to go from the phone jack into the DSL port on your modem. Then you need the Ethernet cable that came with your modem (looks like a phone cord but much bigger) to go from the ethernet port in the back of the modem into the wan or internet port on the router. Verify that the DSL and internet lights are on on the modem.

For the rest of the setup, watch this . It will walk you step by step in connecting your PS3 to the wireless internet. Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.

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The following are mandatory. You need:
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