How to Connect Your Windows Vista PC to Broadband
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We’ve got a quick start guide for getting your Windows Vista PC online. Just follow the steps below and we’ll get you connected in no time.
You’re going to need:
1. The telephone port and the cable
2. The LAN cable.
Basically, you need to take the telephone cable and connect it to your modem. Your modem should be clearly marked at the back and you should have no trouble seeing where it goes. If you’re still having trouble, search for a visual guide on Google Images that covers your particular make of modem. Next, take the LAN cable and connect it from your modem to the LAN port on the motherboard. You should be able to find this port on the back of your PC.
Next, you need to fire up internet explorer on Windows Vista. Look under Tools Menu, then go to Internet Options. Choose Connections and then Add. You then need to choose Broadband, which is the second item on the list.
Finally, you’re going to need to enter the username and password given to you by your Internet Service Provider. Hey presto! You’re online. Now the internet is your oyster. Unless, of course, you’re still having trouble connecting to the internet. Once your connection is set up, you might want to perform a broadband speed test to check out whether your download speeds are adequate for purpose.
At this stage, if you’re still getting an error message than you can do one of two things. Try entering your password again (broadband passwords issued by ISPs are often case-sensitive and this is a very common mistake to make) and then make sure both your cable connections are secure as they could be.
You might need to un-install and then re-install the previous software given to you by your ISP if you’ve just recently upgraded to Windows Vista. You will also need to switch to Windows Mail (which is the upgrade to Outlook provided in Vista) but this should be pretty easy. Switching to broadband on Windows Vista isn’t really too much of hassle – we hope this guide helps.