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Can I plug my laptop in at another home & surf?

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  1. rhino1616

    rhino1616 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a HP ZV6000 notebook & this evening Im going to my girlfriends house (who has high speed dial up) and I would like to surf the web with my laptop. Ive never gone to someone elses home with my laptop and hardwired the laptop to use the internet. Can I just directly plug in her adsl cable into my adsl port on my laptop, and surf, or is some configuration that have to do?


    Thank you
     
  2. GnarlyCar

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    You should be able to just plug into her modem with a LAN cable and pick up whatever connection is in there. The machine should see it right away.
     
  3. rhino1616

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    Thanks for the help
     
  4. skinnywhiteboy

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    If she's plugged directly into the DSL modem, she probably requires PPOE software to be installed on her machine. If this is the case, you will have to install it on yours as well. However, if she uses a router, you can just plug into that.
     
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