Many high-speed Internet services use a DSL connection and will provide you with a modem. Additionally you will need a regular telephone cable, an Ethernet cable and a telephone jack where the DSL signal is available. General steps for connecting a modem are:
- Step 1. Connect a regular telephone cable from the telephone jack to the modem. Usually the modem's port will say "DSL" for this connection.
- Step 2. Plug the modem's power cable from a power outlet to the modem. The modem will begin it's boot up process. Most modems will have a DSL (or DSL-link) light. That light should blink as the modem is trying to connect and then go solid.
- Step 3. Connect an Ethernet cord from the modem to your computer or router. Your computer or router should automatically establish the connection and get online.