Connecting a Computer to the DSL Modem with a Cable

This section provides a tutorial example of how to connect a computer to the DSL modem with a network cable through Ethernet ports.

With the DSL modem connected correctly, we added the first computer to the home network by connecting it to the DSL modem with a network cable by following these steps:

1. Plug one end of the network cable to one of 4 Ethernet ports.

2. Plug the other end of the network cable to the Ethernet port of the computer.

3. Start the computer.

4. Verify lights on Ethernet ports. They should be lit on both ends of the network cable.

5. Start a Web browser and visit http://www.google.com. We saw the Google page showing up.

The telephone company did a great job by shipping the DSL modem with perfect default settings. Everything works automatically, as long as you connect the modem and the computer correctly.

Here is a picture showing how the home computer communicates with Google through the DSL modem.
Home Network Communicating with Google

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Wireless DSL Modem Gateway - Connection View

 Wireless DSL Modem Gateway - Network View

 DSL Modem Connection and DSL Filters

Connecting a Computer to the DSL Modem with a Cable

 Home Network Modem Gateway Configuration

 DSL Modem Internet Connection Details

 Home Network Configuration Summary

 Home Network Wireless Connection Settings

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version