+ 3 Votes What do you mean? seanferd Updated - 3 years ago 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? + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer seanferd 3 years ago Yeah. Just sidle up to the problem sideways...then pounce! + 2 Votes Depends on what it is you are unplugging OH Smeg 3 years ago 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 + 3 Votes A day in the life of IT Help Desk.... CG IT Updated - 3 years ago 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] + 1 Votes PPPoE Shim Nunob 3 years ago 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. + 3 Votes Huh? AnswerMan 3 years ago PEBKAC + 3 Votes All the bad things that exist on the Internet would begin to ooze robo_dev 3 years ago from the wall jack. Thus you must never, ever unplug that connector, as your firewall keeps those bad things out. + 2 Votes Historical referent oldbaritone 3 years ago I suggest you watch old RoadRunner cartoons and see what happens to Wylie Coyote when he unplugs things he's not supposed to. + 1 Votes What would happen if a person unplugs his/her DSL? Billyi 3 years ago In the past, I have had problems connecting with my server and have been told to unplug the power cord from the DSL for about 5 seconds and then plug it back in. It fixes the problem. + 2 Votes That is not recommended! Kenone 3 years ago You should never directly unplug your DSL. Indirect unplugging is the only recommended procedure.