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Hi

I've a feeling this is going to be a 'Noddy' question, but here goes anyway!

I've just bought a new PC which has an Ethernet Lan Port, 10/100 WOL supported (VIA compatable fast ethernet adapter).

Is this the hardware that would enable me to connect to Wanadoo broadband, or is there something else. (With my previous PC I have been using a Speedtouch 330 USB external modem).

Thanks

Keith
 

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Yes, you should be able to connect. If it is an ethernet port, then it will work with broadband. On the other hand, if your ISP provides you with a USB modem, then you will have to use USB to connect.
 

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Most modems have both Ethernet and USB ports, but Ethernet is better as there's less overhead and it's designed for that type of work.
 

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Hi

Another 'Noddy' one I suspect.

Is an ethernet adapter and a modem the same thing?
Should I be able to just connect the RJ-45 port on the back of the PC to the Line Filter on the telephone socket? :4-dontkno

I've also previously configured a PC to connect to the internet using an Alcatel SpeedTouch PC card. That's a modem isn't it?

Apologies again if these are really basic questions.

Kind regards

Keith
 
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