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Dial-up cable

One end small square transparent plug with 5 very small connections, the other end is a white rectangular plug identical to a telephone plug.
Transparent end plugs into the back of the Tower/Base unit or your Laptop computer the other end plugs into the normal telephone socket. (see section titled “before you turn it on” above).

Broadband Cables

If there is no power supply to the box provided by your broadband supplier:-

One end small square transparent plug with 5 very small connections, the other end is a white rectangular plug identical to a telephone plug.

Transparent end plugs into the back of the box provided by your broadband supplier the other end plugs into the normal telephone socket. (see section titled “before you turn it on” above).

If there is power supply to the box provided by your broadband supplier:-

The power is usually 1 or 2 black or very dark brown cables one end which plugs into a normally house 240V socket and the other end is usually a silver coloured round shape.
this plugs into the back of the box provided by your broadband supplier.

Ethernet connection
to be added

USB (Universal Serial Bus)
to be added

VirginMedia, Telewest and NTL (Cable routers with both Ethenrnet and USB)
to be added

Installation

Use the disk provided by your broadand supplier. Once the disk is inserted the instructions are usually straight forward and tend to go through the following list:-

1. checks the computer meets the requirements for running the dial-up or broadband package
2. confirms the user wants to install the software
3. asks the user to connect the cables and the modem/box if supplied
4. requests usernames, passwords and/r account numbers as supplied by the broadband provider
5. sets-up the required connection
6. dials-up or connects to the internet

Please note you can set-up normal dial-up on a computer with a broadband connection. This is extremely useful when you get the silly infuriating message from your broadband suppliers answering service, “we are sorry but we are experiencing a high volume of calls, please look at our support pages at "www.thestupidmessage.co.uk/support” to which we always think “you stupid ******* idiots I wouldn’t be calling you if I could see your web pages” .




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