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desktop wired connection


spook88
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Hi,

Have just bought a new windows 7 desktop p.c to replace old dell which was running on windows xp which connected to the web via a sagem dial up modem from tiscali at the time(now talktalk) which the telephone cable goes into the back of to get online.

But i see on back of the new pc tower there is only an ethernet port - so my question is do i need to by a router even though i do not want the desktop to go wireless only wired?

Is the sagem modem still viable to work with windows 7?

*If so any suggestions on make/models

Thanks for any advice on this

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spook88

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....and speed quality?

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Depends on the level of broadband service that your provider is giving you in your area / that you are paying for.

For example, I doubt if the old sagem box will give you best speeds if the local service has been upgraded to the likes of ADSL2+. You would need a modem that is compatible with ADSL2+ for that to work at it's best. Modem / routers are not expensive anyhow. You could either approach talktalk and they might supply one at a real knockdown price (but may want you to lock in for another 12 months or so with them) OR just buy one from ebuyer or amazon etc.

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ok, think that about sums it up.....thanks!!

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