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24-Jul-2009, 04:02 PM #1
Want to use dial-up but computer does not have a phone jack
I want to access the internet via dial-up, but my computer does not have a phone jack -- it has only ethernet and usb ports. Is there an adapter I can use to connect my computer to my phone line (standard, non-BT)?

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24-Jul-2009, 04:42 PM #2
Do an online search for:
RJ45 to RJ11 adapter.
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24-Jul-2009, 04:55 PM #3
You cannot simply use a wiring adapter to make this work. When you are talking about doing dial up, you have to get a modem to convert the comms to a series of analog signals which can propagate over a PSTN infrastructure. You can purchase USB modems for this purpose or purchase drop in PCI modems.
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24-Jul-2009, 04:57 PM #4
agreed, sorry about that abc
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25-Jul-2009, 10:50 AM #5
Would a 56k USB modem do the trick?
Thanks for your advice. I found the following on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Max-Value-56..._ob_ce_title_1. Would something like this enable my computer to access dial-up?
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Yes.
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