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Connect Wireless Router to DSL

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Are you interested in learning about how to connect wireless router to DSL?

A DSL (Digital Subscribers Line) modem is something that enables you to connect your PC with the world via Internet. The phone company will visit your location and set-up web connection for your PC. The wireless router then lets you to share the web connection with other PCs in your home or office, send and receive documents, and print documents. You can do all of these without using any wires, thereby making the whole set-up wireless. Whether at home or in the workplace, DSL connection troubles are rather common and have a range of reasons from environmental interference to user error and everything in between. Connecting a wireless router to a DSL modem is not at all difficult and can be carried out in a few quick steps.

Following are the steps to connect wireless router to DSL line, the commonly occurring issues and tips to resolve them:
  • Connect wireless router to DSL
  • Sync
  • Defective equipment and virus infection

Connect wireless router to DSL

At first, you have to turn off the wireless router, DSL modem and computer. For this, disconnect the power cords from DSL modem and wireless router. Connect the wireless router to DSL modem by removing Ethernet cable that connects DSL modem to your PC and then plug one end of that Ethernet cable into DSL modem and the other end into the wireless router. Now, to connect it to a computer, plug one end of Ethernet cable that came with the router into one of the ports on the router and the other end into the computer’s Ethernet port. After that, turn on your devices such that your computer should automatically detect the wireless router and install the software that came with it. Now you have to launch Internet browser and type the router’s address in the address bar and press ‘Enter’ followed by setting up your network’s parameters including password, security and the unique name for your network.


Perhaps one of the most common issues is that a DSL connection falls out of sync when there is an interruption in the modem’s signal. Numerous factors such as nearby dimmer switches and ecological interference can cause these interruptions. When a modem is out of sync, its sync light generally flashes. Rebooting the computer or turning off the DSL modem for two to three minutes (letting it synchronize) and then restarting both, the PC and the modem, can often fix this problem.

Defective equipment and virus infection

Very commonly, improperly installed, missing, or defective filters like hardware installed between phone or satellite and DSL connections operating on the same line can cause connection problems or decreased signal strength. If surge protectors, power strips, and phone line ports connected to the router are defective, it can cause DSL problems. Most of these issues can be visually identified like dead giveaways include any broken pieces, black or green build-up, condensation and corrosion. It is better to replace these immediately, when noted. Above all, computer viruses and spyware download massive amounts of data to the computer’s hard drive causing slow-moving programs and performance issues that might be interpreted as a weak DSL signal. It is necessary to update the operating system regularly and do routine virus scans.


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