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connect modem to pc by cable instead of wifi


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For health reasons I want to minimise RF waves. My Pc is presently set up using Wifi. Technicolor 582n, Windows Xp, Edimax USB adapter. I bought a cable and plugged it in to the Tech port and the pc. Also disconnected the Edimax from pc. The pc then failed to connect to the internet. I have checked with supplier that the cable is appropriate. I have spent 2 hours using your searches for help. I wonder if anyone has time to explain what I need to do please. I am not pc savvy and twice as old as I wish I was! If you need to ask me anything please do. I now have to walk for an hour. My on board computer is passed its sell by date! Thanks for your help. Derek

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Plug the Ethernet cable (yellow ends) into one of the 4 yellow Ethernet sockets on the back of your router. (cable should have been supplied with router)

Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your computer's Ethernet socket. The Ethernet light on the router will turn green or flash.

You're nearly there! At this point your router should be plugged in, switched on and connected to your telephone line and computer. The Broadband light should be green.

If the Broadband light is NOT green Post back

Make yourself a tea or coffee and don't touch your computer or router for 15 minutes.

(Don't try to use the Internet while you're waiting, as your router might still be setting itself up)

After 15 minutes, open your computer's web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox).

And that's it. You should see your web browser's home page -

If you didn't see your home page, you'll probably see one of the screens below: the Broadband Setup page
a 'Technicolor' login screen.

Enter your Account Username and password choose your provider and press Go.

You'll see a confirmation screen shortly afterwards and you'll be able to start browsing.

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Algerian peter ™

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This may help. The Connect your computer section.


When you are connected either with Fruit Bat /\0/\'s answer or the above. Make sure you turn off the WiFi signal in the router by acsessing the settings of the router.

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Thank you FruitBat & Algerian Peter. Very Helpful. My Pc is now non-wifi. It was the settings which needed attention. Thanks again.

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