Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 2 years ago

What's happening to the DSL?

After some time the internet

fall and say it's out of service.

Can it be the modem? It's a kind of modem

with wifi. In the @ sign no light.

2-What's the difference between a modem with wifi

and a rooter?

3-What's the speed of the internet in the modem?

The wire Dsl internet shows 2Go but in the wifi

only 72mo Is it normal?

4-How do i refresh a page in the tablet? And to put

an icon in the front page? And to do the small numbers?

And to copy and paste,F1 and source code?

2 Answers

  • 2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    If your "internet box" has multiple Ethernet ports or WiFi, it is a router not just a modem.

    Some home routers also have a modem built in, for eg. DSL, VDSL or cable connections; others link to a separate modem that has a single Ethernet port.

    A Modem converts between analog signals as on a phone line, to a digital standard such as Ethernet.

    A so-called home "router" is actually a multi-function unit, it adds a firewall and NAT (network address translation) system, plus the routing function, DHCP, often a WiFi access point and various other facilities that allow the single connection from the ISP to be used by multiple devices at the same time.

    The connections from the router to other devices each have different speed capabilities. Ethernet runs at either 100Mbit or 1Gbit each way (so some things may show 2Gbit or 200Mbit, adding the two directions).

    WiFi can be anything from a few Mbit to a few hundred Mbit, depending on the exact WiFi access point and devices in use.

    Each of those speeds is separate from your internet connection speed from your ISP to the mode/router. With DSL, that has a maximum of somewhere around 20Mbit & can be under 1Mbit.

    The actual speed you get on an internet connection is limited by whatever the slowest connection in the overall system (between you and the distant site or machine) is working at.

    The last one depends on what tablet and what program... One common method is to "drag down" in the middle of the screen, but different things work in different ways.

    Note that common faults to do with DSL connections are to do with other phones and devices such as answering machines connected to the same phone line. Each device needs a DSL filter to prevent it shorting out the DSL signal & if anything gets moved around and a filter omitted, it can have drastic effects.

    Also any faults on the phone line will mess up the DSL connection. If you can hear any noises like hissing, fizzing or cracking noises on the phone (with the DSL box unplugged), you need to get the phone line fixed.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Ok, obviously you configured your network card to connect to the router (you did enable WEP or WAP Encryption- right?) Just follow along and see what you missed....or may have missed.

    1) Did you connect the correct CAT5 wire to the router? You should have a phone line or coax cable going into your modem, a cat 5 (network wire) going from the modem to the WAN port of the router.

    2) If you have DSL, most carriers use PPOE. If so, the router (if its not in gateway mode) must be set up using your ISP's Account information. (ie username/password) Usually on the index /first page of the router logon screen, there are settings that need to be configured. You usualyy have a drop down box where you can choose PPOE (or whatever service you have). If you choose PPOE, the username/password boxes should appear/become active.

    3) If you are using cable, then most need the MAC address of the PC to be cloned before you can connect. Somewhere in the router, (depending on your model) , there should be a "CLONE MAC ADDRESS setting. Enter (or hit the clone button if you have it) and apply the settings. The route should be in gateway mode. MAC addresses can be found in the hardware settings of the computer.

    4) Are you connected. but not receiving an IP address fro the router or ISP?

    -Go to RUN, type CMD. At the command prompt, type IPCONFIG /ALL You should see all your network connections. Find the one that is your wireless card, and see if the ip address is something like or similar. It should NOT be, which means you did not receive an IP address from the router.

    -If you did not receive an address from the router, at the same command prompt, type IPCONFIG /RELEASE then IPCONFIG /RENEW. Check to see if you have an address now, retype IPCONFIG / you have an ip address now?

    -If not.....Open your network card connection. Go to Properties, double click TCP/IP v4 (you may have V4 and V6). Choose obtain IP address automatically and obtain DNS automatically. Hit OK, close out the properties. Do an IPCONFIG /RENEW again.

    5) Finally, go back into the router, and see if you have an ip address assigned by your ISP. You can usually find it in the status page (usually the last page of the router setup) You can also see your ISP connection status (ie connected/disconnected) . If its disconnected, try to reconnect by hitting the CONNECT button,or restarting the router. If it still doesn't connect, see #1,2, or 3 again as it is a setup issue, and/or call your ISP for the correct settings to place in the router.

    Unfortunately, you didnt give us enough info on the type of service, nor router make and model, so these are general instructions. Lastly, are you sure that the router is compatible with your ISP service? (although most are) and you actually PAY for highspeed Internet service (DSL/Cable most common) LOL. offense intended...I have had people buy a router thinking that was all they needed, and didnt have an ISP account!

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