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dsl & dial up ???????

Discussion in 'Networking' started by LynnStanland, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. LynnStanland

    LynnStanland Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2003

    We have direct dial up at our home and never a problem--- My husband and I are opening a business and the telephone company told me that I could use dsl and it would also serve as my fax line also. The electrican installed the phone lines and 3 cat 5 lines to three different (patches) --- The phones are working properly but I can not get the dsl to work. Phone co came out said everything fine and that they were sending computer personel out --- well I don't know when that will be and I would like to solve this myself -- the computer personnel will be also networking the 3 computers -- all have nics, windows xp --- the electrician run the cat 5 (blue cable) from each connection site to the phone box--I do know I will need a hub to network the computers-- but how is that going to help the dsl---
  2. DMC2


    Mar 25, 2002
    how is it connected atm? USB or through your NIC? Do you have a router or just your Adsl modem? Does it look like you're online? ie..are all the lights on? Have you logged in in your router/modem?

    It's hard to diagnose the problem since I can't see anything and I don't know about your set up, so maybe this site might help.


    or maybe someone else might have an idea.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I would buy a broadband router/switch instead of a hub, kills two birds with one stone. As far as the DSL not working, there can be many reasons. I had a customer that had DSL installed, but we were trying to connect it to the wrong phone line, when we got that straightened out all was well. Of course, you do know that you need the DSL filters on everything except the DSL modem on the phone line in question, right? For debugging, I'd connect the DSL modem and nothing else to see if you can get it running.
  4. Del


    Aug 31, 2001
    What modem did the phone company give you?
  5. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    You need to put a filter between your analog modem and the wall jack. Your ISP/DSL supplier should have given you some with your DSL modem.
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