Solved What all stuff do I need to bring a PC online?

October 6, 2017 at 15:36:14
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Intel Core-2, 8GB RAM
I bought a used Dell Intel Core2 Duo PC, keyboard, mouse, monitor, Mikrotix router, Tripp-lite Voltage Regulator #LS606M, and a DSL/phone dongle. Any other stuff (cables, adapters, etc.) I may need to bring the PC online? LMI will be over to install their VDSL and modem within a week, so I need to make sure I got everything necessary on my end.

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October 6, 2017 at 16:50:30
Presuming it has an etherent card (network card) installed, or there is the equivalent built into the motherboard, and thus there is an ethernet port (usually on the rear) then you will need a decent etherenet cable. I'd get one that is a few feet in length say 6-7 ft (about 2metres), so you have a little spare to allow you positionthe computer more asily? Even longer cable might be useful, depending on how all your kit is situated with regard to your router.

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October 7, 2017 at 05:57:26
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The 1st thing you should do is dump WinXP & replace it with Win7 or newer. XP is a security risk & is being abandoned by AV software developers & internet browsers.

Why do you feel you need a voltage regulator? And what is a "DSL/phone dongle"? With my DSL setup, the phone company supplied a do-it-yourself installation kit. It contained a DSL modem/wireless router combo, several DSL filters for use with any phones in the house, & all the necessary cables. After installing the filters where needed, I just connected a telephone cable from a jack on an unfiltered line to the modem/router, & an ethernet cable from the modem/router to the PC.

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November 8, 2017 at 01:34:51
The voltage regulator is because the wiring in the apartment is subpar, and I do not want to afford a UPS. A DSL/phone dongle is a thingie that splits the line. One end plugs into the phone jack; other end you plug in the phone and dsl.

Actually I was asking about cords, adapters, connectors, etc., but turns out I had everything I needed to get online. Probably need some more stuff once I buy a printer

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November 8, 2017 at 01:40:59
Dum question I know, but is the ethernet cable what connects the DSL modem to the phone jack or what connects the modem to the router? So many cables I'm not sure what goes to where. Good thing the DSL tech set it up for me...bad thing I did not watch him closely.

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