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Connect additional computers to your DSL Internet

Learn how to connect additional laptops or PCs to your DSL Internet service.


Wired and Wi-Fi connections

DSL modems

Most AT&T modems have several available Ethernet ports.  These are yellow ports found on the back of your equipment.  Simply connect an Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on your computer to any available Ethernet port on the back of your modem. Your modem may vary from the image shown.

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DSL gateways

With a DSL gateway, you can connect with an Ethernet cable or through Wi-Fi.

Wired connection
Wired connections connect an Ethernet cable from an available port on your gateway to your computer.  Your gateway may vary from the image shown.

Ethernet connection to gateway

Wi-Fi connection
Connecting through your Wi-Fi network gives you the availability to have multiple computers connected around your home.  Before trying to connect your computer wirelessly, be sure:
  • Your desktop or laptop computer is Wi-Fi enabled with an 802.11b/g/ac/n wireless adapter.  Most newer computers have a Wi-Fi symbol to indicate they are wireless enabled.
  • The Wi-Fi on your computer is turned on.
  • You have your Wi-Fi network name and password ready to set up your Wi-Fi connection.
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No Modem

If you choose to set up your Internet connection without a modem, we’ve got you covered for that too.  Learn how to set up a PPPoE on your computer.


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