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Need router or modem for ATT DSL 6.0

I am thinking about going with ATT DSL extreme 6.0 internet service. I have a toshiba L45 laptop. I do not know what type of router or modem I need. Do I need to purchase a modem for dsl with AT&T or does this pc have an internal modem. Tech support said I do have an internal moden,,
AT&T said I don't.

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  • jmrr Jul 27, 2008

    I have a pc not a lap top. Please answer

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Hi,
Your laptop has got a modem built in, but it is intended for dial up 56Kbps, not DSL. So they are both right. But if you want to use a DSL internet service you will need to buy either a DSL router or modem. You should not need to buy bothas the router will have the modem built in. Your ISP may have a prefered model and will probably sell you one at a fairly cheap price or you can get one from your local PC world. If you only have the one Laptop at home you can buy either the router or the modem. The modem will probably be cheaper. But for around $60 you can buy a router I prefer wireless. This will allow you around 4 connections and more importantly frees you up from having to be directly and closely connected and allows you to work in various places around the home without trailing cables everywhere. Your ISP will advise you on the settings you require. I advise you to enable all the security options on any wireless devices. I hope this was useful.
Carrie

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

  • Carolyn Crook Jul 28, 2008

    Sorry I thought "toshiba L45 laptop." was a laptop. I would then suggest the router solution, your PC will require some sort of network access. If you pick the router carefully (PC World usually have special offers on), you can get a wireless USB card, so there will be no need to open the PC up, just plug in to the USB port. You can do this on desk top PCs or laptop. Laptops often have a wireless card built in, your PC probably won't have this unless you specified it when you bought it. Please re-read the earlier solution in this context.

    Best Wishes
    Carrie




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