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#11762 10-Feb-2007 19:58
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Hi all

I've just recently bought a sec/hand computer from cash converters and it came with a d-link broadband modem. I've set the computer up in my bedroom but I'm having problems connecting it to the net. The one I'm using now is a dynalink modem connected through slingshot. I rang them up but the tech guy said that they only know how to configure Dynalink modems. (*tui moment*)

The new computer doesn't have a network card, so I'm connecting it through usb (Don't know if that'll make a difference). The computer recognises the modem is connected and when it's switched on, the "power", "usb" and "adsl" lights come on - but not the "status" one.  The computer I'm on now, is using the phone jack in the lounge, and the other one I'm trying to connect through the jack in my bedroom so their not connected in anyway.

Please help

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  #60365 10-Feb-2007 20:27
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You can have only one modem connected to the line at a time. Plugging both to the same line won't work. The best option is to have a router and plug both computers to the router, which will be connected to the modem (some modems are also routers depending on model).

This would require a network card on the second PC of course.






 

 

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  #60366 10-Feb-2007 20:35
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freitasm: You can have only one modem connected to the line at a time. Plugging both to the same line won't work. The best option is to have a router and plug both computers to the router, which will be connected to the modem (some modems are also routers depending on model).

This would require a network card on the second PC of course.




Thanks freitasm. Guess i'll be off to dick smith tommorow :)

 
 
 
 


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  #60369 10-Feb-2007 21:42
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