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Henge
allright, im trying to get DSL set up before i get my PC so i can delve directly into FFXI once i get the PC. i am planning on going through SBC-pacific bell for my DSL... my main question is do i need to have some kind of special jacks installed in my walls? next question being once the DSL in installed how much of a pain is it going to be to setup a router and dynamic IP for my PC (the DSL wont be connecting directly to the new PC)

any help, or if anyone knows where a DSL faq is, i'd apreciate it.

--Woe
unitself
Now I am not 100% sure, but as far as i can remember, the DSL company comes to your house and puts in a new phone jack "looking" wall thingy. So, yes. You'll have two different phone jack looking things now. One for the phone specific and one for the DSL specific.
Router thing is a breeze. Literally, it's buy the router, plug the DSL connection to it, then plug your devices into the router. Set your PC to DHCP and you are good to go! The computer will find out what the number is and you are good to go. Unless you already know the number, then you can input it yourself. But the DHCP way is the easiest.
Am I to assume that your other device is a console?
Riel
Unitself is right on the second part but one of the advantages of DSL is that in fact it uses the same network as regular phonelines so no you wont need to install anything on the wall,just extra wires that attach to the phone and the DSL modem you will get.
Henge
QUOTE (unitself @ Dec 29 2003, 10:38 AM)
Now I am not 100% sure, but as far as i can remember, the DSL company comes to your house and puts in a new phone jack "looking" wall thingy. So, yes. You'll have two different phone jack looking things now. One for the phone specific and one for the DSL specific.
Router thing is a breeze. Literally, it's buy the router, plug the DSL connection to it, then plug your devices into the router. Set your PC to DHCP and you are good to go! The computer will find out what the number is and you are good to go. Unless you already know the number, then you can input it yourself. But the DHCP way is the easiest.
Am I to assume that your other device is a console?

the 2nd machine will be my new PC, the DSL will be connected to this PC or vise versa.



thanks for the input guys, i was afraid the phone company needed to come out and start running wires and putting holes in my walls haha. anyway im going to call them today and more than likely get the ball rolling. thanks at-emote1.gif
Dive
QUOTE (Riel @ Dec 29 2003, 10:50 AM)
Unitself is right on the second part but one of the advantages of DSL is that in fact it uses the same network as regular phonelines so no you wont need to install anything on the wall,just extra wires that attach to the phone and the DSL modem you will get.

Actually DSL comes in on a different wire than the phone line. It is quite similiar but it is not the same one. When we had DSL installed here, the tech installed a new jack that accepted a CAT5 Cable.
Madgeiser
QUOTE (Riel @ Dec 29 2003, 10:50 AM)
Unitself is right on the second part but one of the advantages of DSL is that in fact it uses the same network as regular phonelines so no you wont need to install anything on the wall,just extra wires that attach to the phone and the DSL modem you will get.

I believe riel is referring to another type of DSL technology, called ADSL. This type of DSL uses your existing phoneline, so no additional wall drilling is required. Basically just buy a ADSL modem, plug it in, and you are good to go. Depending o ISP, they may require you to login inorder to be able to use. This is what i am using anyway....
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