A DSL Internet connection provides faster download and upload speeds over the standard dial-up services. Although most Internet providers send an Internet technician to install the DSL modem, it is possible to install the hardware yourself. Performing the installation yourself can save you some money over common installation fees and monthly rental additions to your billing statement.
Connect the Ethernet cable to the DSL input on the wall. If you are living in an older home and you do not have an Ethernet wall connection, you can use a phone line adapter. This inserts into a phone port, allowing you to connect the Ethernet cable.
Plug the opposite end of the Ethernet cable into the "WAN" port on the DSL modem.
Insert the second Ethernet cable into one of the numbered "Out" ports on the back side of the DSL modem. Plug the opposite end of the Ethernet cable into the "WAN" port on your computer.
Power on the DSL modem and the computer.
Insert the installation CD into the computer. A driver installation wizard loads. Follow the brief set of prompts to complete the installation. Once finished you can begin accessing the Web.
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