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No, Cat5 and phone jacks are purposefully different sizes. They have no compatibility.

If you want to share a printer over a network and it doesn't directly have a cat5 port (most don't) your best option is to set up a basic home network using the wizard, make sure that FILE AND PRINTER SHARING is switched on, and then share the printer as a resource on the machine it's already linked to. Then as long as that machine is turned on (even if it's not doing anything) the printer will be available to other machines on the network, even if those other machines are communicating wirelessly.

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Internet connectivity problems HP pavilion a6230n desktop pc


1.Unplug all phone, fax and satellite TV cables from the wall phone jacks.

2.Plug the double DSL filter into the wall phone jack where the 2701HG-B will be located.

3.Plug the phone wire (for phone, fax, etc.) into the jack on the filter labeled "Phone."

4.Plug the gray phone cable into the other jack on the filter labeled "DSL."

5.Add the single DSL filters on all remaining phone jacks in the same manner, plugging the device phone cables into the filter. The single filters only have one jack.

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6.Plug the power adapter into the power port on the back of the 2710HG-B router and then plug the other end into a power outlet. This will cause the power light on the front of the router to turn green.

7.Plug the free end of the gray phone cable into the port on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."

8.Plug one end of the yellow Ethernet cable into one of the four ports on the back of the router labeled "Ethernet."

9.Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your computer's Ethernet port. The Ethernet light on the router should now be green.

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10.Plug the power adapter into the back of the 2701HG-B and the wall power outlet.

11.Plug the gray phone cable into the jack on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."

12.Open the Network and Sharing Center on your computer by right-clicking the Internet connection icon in your taskbar.

13.Click "Set up a new connection or network" and follow the instructions provided by the wizard to set up the wireless connection on your computer.

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Hi,
1.Connect a Cat5 cable into the Ethernet port on the back of your cable or DSL modem. Plug the other end of the cable into the "Connect to Modem Internet/WAN" port on the back of the Belkin Router.
2.Connect a Cat5 cable into the "Ethernet" port on the back of any desktop or stationary computers and then plug the other end of the cable into one of the LAN ports on the back of the Belkin Router. Start with port one and work your way up with subsequent computer connections.
3.Turn the Belkin Router on by plugging the router into a power outlet. Allow 30 seconds for the router to fully boot up. All computers tethered to the modem via a Cat5 cable have access to the Internet.
4.Open the Wi-Fi Wizard on your laptop and turn on the Wi-Fi antenna. Once turned on, the Wizard finds all network connections in your area. Connect to your network to establish an Internet connection. Complete this step for each computer not tethered to the Belkin Router with a Cat5 cable.

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How can i connect my desktop computer to the internet plz i need someone to help


Currently, the most common way to connect a desktop system to the internet, is by using the network jack to connect to a broadband cable modem or DSL modem. To do either you must have the service from either you cable provider or phone company (For DSL) and have the modem device for the service. Fees run $20 to $50 a month depending on speed you subscribe.
You connect the device to the system using a CAT5 network cable to a RJ45 (8 wire telephone type jack). Some Cable/DSL modems also have USB connection capability for the few systems these days that do not have a built in RJ45 connector To use them, you install the associated software, then connect the USB cable when prompted.
If you don't have Cable/DSL then dial up telephone modem is the next option, this requires a telephone modem that has an RJ11c telephone cord jack connection, most current computers only have a telephone modem as an option, but they can still be bought for around $20 and you will require a dial up internet service (Few remain, one is Netzero in the USA)

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Not sure what the problem is, but from what i am reading i am suprised that anything worked at all. A modem jack in your computer is for telephone lines, and the cable modem needs a cat 5 network cable as well as a ethernet card attatched to your computer. ethernet card in your computer cat5 cable runs from the card to the cable modem. Magic jack requires a usb connection as well as a broadband connection to work.

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Make sure the cat5 cable coming from the modem is going to the computer and bypass the router for now.

If the computer is able to connect to the internet then you know its a configuration issue with the router. If it still can't connect to the internet then you know its an issue with the computer, might be a driver issue with the computer at that point.

Call your Internet service provider and have them tell you the steps on how to configure your router to work with there internet service.

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hi,

may i know the model#, and i will try to look for you a manual for that.

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Since you stated you are attempting to ( "hook" it up to my laptop )
you are essentialy telling me that you are attempting to connect your laptop up to the router using cat5 cable.

for a cat5 cable connection
1. connect the cable to port 1 of the router , NOT THE ( connect to cable modem port )
2. connect the other end of the cable to your notebook
3. boot up your notebook


for a wireless connection from your laptop to the router
you will need to follow the proceedures for connecting to a wireless network

as shown here on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmTyG1P_CHQ

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Are you connecting via usb or ethernet cable?
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Through ethernet make sure your CAT5/Ethernet cable is connected from your printer to your router/switch. Through the menu on the printer Print the network setup.

Then from your web browser type
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If you can then you need to add the printer driver on your pc and use a tcp/ip port to print to it through the network.

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Cat5 or ethernet port is a oversized phone jack to put it simply. You may need to purchase this PCI ethernet card and install it of you do not see it installed.
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