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How do I connect Dial-up ISP with Optimum cable modem? HELP!

by allthatis / April 28, 2009 3:27 PM PDT

SITUATION: Recently my family and I have been directly impacted by the present economic recession. I've been laid off from my job and presently my wife's job provides our family's only income. We are trimming our expenses and want to employ the most economical solutions in respect to our ISP.

Our phone, internet, and cable T.V. are all provided by the Optimum service. It's not cheap but we keep costs down by suscribing only to basic services. We have one Dell Dimension PC (OS XP Home)connected by ethernet to an Optimum supplied Scientific Atlanta cable modem which is connected to a D-Link 615 router which provides our broadband connection. We have one digital phone connected to modem's one of two phone slots.

Our son has a Compaq Presario PC (OS XP Home) with no ethernet adapter and only dial-up. His ISP will be NetZero. He uses a rotary phone.

How do we configure and connect his Compaq PC to use the cable modem to dial-up NetZero?

Scientific Atlanta MODEM has one ethernet slot, two phone slots, one USB.
D-Link 615 router has 4 ethernet ports
Compaq Presario 4410US has USB port and a phone and phone line slot---no wireless adapter

We've tried everything except divination. We really can't afford additional hardware or software and my son graduates high school in three months and really needs a separate low cost ISP connection to complete his final projects.

Our Sincere gratitude for any and all help provided the generous knowing ones.

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Why does he need to be on a diffrent ISP?
by mementh / April 28, 2009 3:43 PM PDT

Why does he need to be on a diffrent ISP?

To do this you HAVE to buy something for equipment honestly.

Ideal, get him on your broadband, buy a cheap $6 buck card PCI ethernet card.

and your done Happy

otherwise buy a splitter from your big box retailer for the phone (makes 2 jacks out of 1) and your done.

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As I see it...
by Willy / May 9, 2009 8:12 AM PDT

There is no need to have a different ISP to log-on to the intermet once you're on. that means if you can have a separate accts. on the broadband ISP then your son can too on that separate acct., probably under some family plan. This is normally something you should discuss or review with the policies of your current ISP. There maybe some added h/w involved, but I don't know what your ISP policy is and what it provides.

As for Netzero itself, using dial-up is entirely a separate intenet connection that has nothing to do with or reside within your current ISP. You can access the NEtzero acct. should there be one under any ISP once on the WWW. Netzero dial-up needs only the phone line to access should you go that route.

I know this answers your ?.

tada -----Willy Happy

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connect Dial-up ISP with Optimum cable
by Angliaa / June 5, 2009 8:37 PM PDT
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