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dial up to wireless laptop

by mrsherzberg / January 11, 2011 11:37 PM PST

We have a Toshiba Satellite L450 with a dial up modem port I have called Toshiba's tech support twice and tried to find an answer inline to no avail. I got 2 answers. The first was to buy a RJ 15 adaptor (which I have not been able to find online or in local stores). The second was to buy an external modem. I would appreciate any suggestions or advice. Thank you!

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Re: dial up to wireless laptop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 11, 2011 11:59 PM PST

Only broadband is wireless. Dial-up is wired. So you need to connect you laptop your phone-outlet with the cable that fits the dial-up modem port in the laptop on one site and your phone outlet on the other side.

Such an RJ11 plug looks like a RH45 plug used for Ethernet, but is smaller. It's smaller of the two shown in

Just take your laptop with you to any computer or phone store and they'll have the right cable.


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If you want to go wireless . . .
by Coryphaeus / January 12, 2011 11:11 AM PST

you MUST (major emphasis) have a broadband connection. Period.

If the laptop has a PCMCIA slot you can purchase a wireless PC card. Install it and you can access wireless networks.

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