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What will happen if i directly unplugged my DSL?

By lily018 ·
What will happen if i directly unplugged my DSL? I always unplugged it directly.. i dunno how to disconnect and connect it..

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What do you mean?

by seanferd In reply to What will happen if i dir ...

If you always unplug you DSL, you already know what happens - no internet. So what are you asking?

Not sure how one could indirectly unplug something. Maybe using tongs?

<i>i dunno how to disconnect and connect it.. </i>

By unplugging it?

Why? And why disconnect/unplug anything?

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by markp24 In reply to What do you mean?

thats funny ....use tongs.....

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Depends on what it is you are unplugging

by OH Smeg In reply to What will happen if i dir ...

If it's the Filter you loose everything. No Internet and No Phone.

if you unplug the Modem itself the Internet stops.

Like above I'm not really sure what you are asking here. the very idea of DSL is to be on 100% of the time so you can always connect to the Internet or your Mail Server it's not like a Dial Up Modem Connection where you have to dial in before every use and hang up after every use.

Col

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A day in the life of IT Help Desk....

by CG IT In reply to What will happen if i dir ...

Hello, yes this is The IT Help Desk

User : What will happen if i directly unplugged my DSL? I always unplugged it directly.. i dunno how to disconnect and connect it.. .

IT Help Desk .....If you always unplug you DSL, you already know what happens - no internet. So what are you asking?

IT Help Desk [thinking] Not sure how one could indirectly unplug something. Maybe using tongs?

User: i dunno how to disconnect and connect it..

IT Help Desk: By unplugging it?

IT Help Desk: sheesh, another Wonko user.

:)

Isn't it wonderful to work at the Help Desk? [no company could ever pay me enough to work it]

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by radolan7 In reply to A day in the life of IT H ...

You might lose the cord.

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PPPoE Shim

by Nunob In reply to What will happen if i dir ...

I guess more information on your connection would help with this as there are multiple ways to connect DSL to a computer or multiple computers. If you are using USB to connect the modem to your computer then you will likely have what is refered to as a PPPoE shim to essentialy dial and authenticate your connection although technically its not really dialing its just authenticating. So moving on if this is your connection type then yes you would want to disconnect and then use the Safely Remove Hardware applet that is in the systray to safely remove the USB device.
If you are just using a router to share your connection then really no reason to perform any steps to disconnect a computer from it. If you are unplugging it from the wall or your DSL filters then I would also have to ask why? It isn't really necessary unless you think it provides you with a better security option and in that case I would put it on a surge strip with a switch or just disconnect the power.
Anyhow perhaps you can provide us with more details of what you have and what you are trying to accomplish so we can better answer your question.

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Huh?

by AnswerMan In reply to What will happen if i dir ...
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by Who Am I Really In reply to Huh?

HAHA !
PEBKAC
or is it a PICNIC

(for those who don't know)
Problem
Exists
Between
Keyboard
And
Chair

or

Problem
In
Chair
Not
In
Computer

to disconnect without unplugging
Win9x - XP
right click the Network Icon in the system tray and select disable

to enable the connection again
Start > Settings > Network connections > right click on the network connection and select enable

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by gmichaels In reply to Huh?

AnswerMan, that is a nice simple answer -- and I think that might have been what he or she wanted to do!

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All the bad things that exist on the Internet would begin to ooze

by robo_dev In reply to What will happen if i dir ...

from the wall jack. Thus you must never, ever unplug that connector, as your firewall keeps those bad things out.

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