I have a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop computer running Windows XP (SP3) and is also fitted with a V.92 Data Fax Modem. This PC is 5 years old.
I am thinking about upgrading my broadband connection and was wondering if it possible to connect a wireless router using an ethernet cable to the PC. Basically there seems to be two possible sockets where the ethernet cable could be connected.
There seems to be a spare socket on the modem. Could the ethernet cable to be plugged in here?
There is also a network device socket at the back of the PC next to the four USB sockets. Would the ethernet plug in here?
Your setup should look like...
wall > ISP modem/router > wireless router(if any) > wired/wireless
If using DSL, a DSL filter must be on all devices, phones, answering machines, faxes, etc..., everything except the DSL modem.
You may share a DSL Filter
Wall > DSL Filter > splitter > Multiple devices
The ethernet jack looks similar to a phone jack except it's bigger. The ethernat cable gets plugged into one of the numbered ports in the wireless router and then gets attached to the computer.
Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks
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