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By matt5968 ·
I have a SMC Broadband 4 port router. Im not sure how you connect and use the external modem with the router. This router can have eiter cable dsl or external modem to connect to internet, I have ext 56 k modem. Im presently setup on nt server with 56k to internet,, How do I get modem to work with router. Not sure how it all works together..
instructions were bad.. thanks for help

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I don't know what your hardware configuration is right now, but what you need to do is install a Network Interface Card (NIC) in your NT server and configure it to recieve IP address using DHCP . Then run patch cable from server to a port on SMC router hub. Next Attach modem to serial or com port of router. After you get the NIC installed and modem attached the directions will be more understandable.

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by Stillatit In reply to installing broadband rou ...

It plugs together this way:


--incoming phone line--modem--router--stations

Your modem connects to the modem port on the router. If you later get dsl or cable, the cat-5 cable from a dsl modem or a cable modem will get plugged into the appropriate plug.

Your various computers each have an ethernet card, with a twisted-pair plug. A straight-through cat-5 cable, with RJ-45 plugs at each end, connects each computer with one of the four port sockets on the back of the router.

You will probably need to configure the router. Read the manual, particularly looking for the following subjects:
Logging into the router
Connecting a modem
Dialing numbers, account numbers, password for a modem
How to configure your computers
You will need to log into the router (might use telnet or might use a browser, according to the manual). Once there, you will need to tell the router that it has a modem attached, the number you want the modem to dial when it is time to connect, and the login name and password the router should used to connect to your ISP.

You will need to configure your computers according to the manual. Normally this requires that you select "Obtain an IP address automatically" in your network control panel, under TCP/IP properties. This activates a DHCP client, which will retrieve information from the router when the computer boots up.

Good luck.

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