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High Speed DialUp/DSL -Questions

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  1. napaneeont

    napaneeont Thread Starter

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    XP Pro - Currently DialUp
    Will be switching to 'dsl' [high speed dialup] soon
    i'm told modem is external [sits on desk]

    i guess i need a usb card...what does it look like?
    easy to install?
    do i just remove card currently using for dialup now and insert usb card...need some input :confused: ...not knowing
     
  2. Squashman

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    How old is your computer. I cant believe you dont have USB port on the back of your computer. A USB port looks like a very small rectangle about a half an inch wide and a quarter inch high.

    You dont need to remove your dialup modem.

    Do you have a Network Interface Card in the computer. They may give you the option to use that as well. I would go for that option if they give you that choice.
     
  3. Miz

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    I agree with LwdSquashman...if you have a network card in your computer, you'll be a lot happier with the performance than you will be using USB.

    To find out ifyou have a network card, right click on My Computer, go to Properties>Hardware tab>Device Manager button.

    Click on the plus sign to the left of "Network Adpaters." If anything is listed there in addition to Dial Up Networking, you have a network card.

    If you're still not sure, look at the back of your computer tower. If there is a port there that looks like an over-sized phone jack port, that's the port of a network card.
     
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