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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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