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Hi just bought this computer second hand for my daughter.
I cannot seem to connect to Broadband as has a dial up modem in computer tried my usb cable which seems to big I have broadband with no dial tone.

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If you have a router on your broadband, you need a RJ45 network cable - right next to the modem port on your laptop is a network port - this will use the correct cables you need to connect to your router.

If you don't have a router but only a broadband modem, just connect it to the USB port on your laptop, install the software and you should be good to go.

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It really depends on what "modem" Orange provided you with and how your personal PC is connected to the modem.

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Good luck and kind regards.

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