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Install cable & DSL modems

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When it comes to getting the connection to the internet, the computer is required to have some sort of the modem. Modems can be available of different varieties as per their needs respectively. The most common devices are known to be the cable, DSL, as well as the dial up modem. It is not considered as that simple in order to get the cable modem as when the individual is not accessed with the cable internet services it is actually a useless job. The first and the most important aspect are considered to find out the type of the internet services which is available in the nearby area. Almost with everyone, the dial up access is available.

This connection takes place over the connection of the telephone line. When it comes to the dial up, the main drawback is considered as the slowest connection which is provided by it. DSL as well as the cable both are considered as the broadband service which helps in order to improve the speed dramatically. This is generally ordered from the respectively phone company which offers its services nearby. Generally the services of the DSL are not offered in all the services areas. The cable internet access is considered as the extremely fast if the cable company offers the access to the internet. Every internet connections use altogether a different means of connecting to the internet. It needs a compatible modem for the smooth working as well as the functionality.

 Generally, the dial up modem is installed within the computer as well as the DSL and cable modems at the external models. When it comes to install a dial up modem into the modem with respect to the free expansion slot, the costumer is required to turn off the computer, unplug it, and disconnect all its related peripherals. One should initially take off the complete case as well as remove the expansion of the metal plate. After this the modem is installed into the slot with a gentle touch. All the connectors are required to be fit into the slot on the motherboard. All the connectors are not supposed to be touched. Keeping the computer back, then it is required to connect the cord of the phone into the line of the modem which is known as jack.

 The dial up modems is also available in the external version which requires to be connected to the computer with the help of the USB or else the serial cable. The main facility which is provided is the internet access with a high speed as well as the same connection can be used for the television. Once the costumer is accessed with the cable modem, all the installation is slightly different. Along with the DSL modem, the service provider helps in order to activate the cable service of the internet. After the services provider is connected as well as activated, one can easily proceed with the started installation.

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