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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 http://www.cable-trader.co.uk/items/rj11-plug-to-uk-telephone-socket-adapter-cable

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

Kees

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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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