I need info about connecting to the internet via modem
For the past year I have been using a wireless networking adapter but lately its been nothing but a hassle. I have sbc yahoo dsl (now AT@T) and I also have an xbox 360 right by my computer so I was wondering (step by step I'm a little computer illiterate) on how to get internet connection using a modem. I have a 2wire homportal downstairs for my other computer.I would like to be able to plug the ethernet cable directly in the xbox 360 when i want but then also be able to take it out when im done and use the computer. It would be helpful if you suggested where to get the modem,what model to use, ect. Also do I need to get anything from AT@T to allow me to use it. Once again I already use internet downstairs via 2wire homeportal. Also, do I need any filter to go in my phone line. Thanks in advance for help.
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I assume when you say you want a modem, it's because you want a wired connection to the internet. Your HomePortal already has an integrated ADSL modem, and it will not be possible for you to add another one to your line.
If you want a wired connection to the internet, you can either run ethernet cable from the HomePortal downstairs, or you can use a wireless bridge like the SMC EZ Connect g. (There are several brands of adapters that are marketed especially for gaming consoles, but they function similarly to the non-gaming bridges.) The instructions included with the equipment will tell you how to enter the necessary security information for your network.
Also, if you'd like to avoid switching the cable connection every time you move between the X-box and the computer, you can run the wireless bridge into a small network switch, and then plug both items into that. (This would also work with the cable from downstairs if you choose that route.) This gives the added advantage of allowing simultaneous access by both machines.
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Download "Connectifyme". It is a free version with other powerful options in paid version.
But keep in mind. You either need 2 wireless adapter, 1 for internet connectivity and 1 for hotspot.
Or, you connect to the internet via LAN port and wireless adapter for wireless hotspot.
Or, connect to the internet via LAN port to a wireless modem and hotspot with your builtin wireless adapter.
Let me know if you need more info.
You have two different devices here. A modem and a wireless network adapter. Two totally different devices. It sounds like the modem quit working but the wireless network adapter still functions. I'm assuming that the modem is built it. If you absolutely have to have it you could buy a PCMCIA modem if your laptop has a PCMCIA slot to plug it into. You could also have a corrupted modem driver.
You ned to contact an Internet Service Provider to determine if your USB wireless adapter is compatible with their service.
Read this info for an idea on how to connect to the Internet :-
There several ways to connect to the Internet. 1. You can use a cable or DSL modem and connect this modem to the laptop with a LAN cable. 2. You can use a wireless router with a cable or DSL modem and connect to the wireless router using a wireless card (a PCMCIA wireless card or the laptop may have a built-in wireless card). This wireless card can also be used in WiFi locations such as the airport, McDonalds and Starbucks etc. 3. You can use an USB G3 wireless adapter. This type of device uses the G3 mobile network and may not give you Internet coverage in some locations. All these require an Internet Service Provider and the costs vary widely depending upon the various plans they offer. Check the ISP in your area and compare the plans and cost of their plans and pick the one that best suits your needs.
Your ISP should provide you with an external modem that would be connected to your phone line, then you would connect the modem to one of the wired connections on the back of the router, or directly to the back of your computer.
However, if you insist on an internal modem, I would suggest either a U.S. Robotics or Encore brand.
No, it only connects you to "bluetooth" devices (up to 7).
You need a "modem" to connect to the Internet via phone line or cable TV or by an Air Card. Either hardwired or wireless. If the modem other than the Air card, supports "bluetooth" then your adapter will work.
Go to any electronics store and just look on the modem packages (many to choose from) and they have nice pictures and diagrams on the back for you to follow and guide you on how you can connect. The sales people there can help you too.
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There are a few things we can try.. First I want you to reinstall your network adapter drivers, make sure they are the most-up-to-date.
Then I want you to completely re-setup you internet connection from the beginning again, using the internet connection manager and connection wizard with setup a home network...
I want you to Check your Ethernet Cable connections.. better still get a NEW Ethernet Cable..
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