Today & tomorrow the work to allow me to upgrade is being done by BT & NTL. The postie's just delivered the modem & Installation CD, but looking at the computer which I am going to use for the connection, I've found that it's already got a built-in DSL connection for BB.
The machine is a HP pavilion running XP.
The question is, would it be better to set everything up at first using the newly supplied modem (which connects to the machine via a USB port) by following the NTL instructions, or attempt to set up the existing DSL connection? If I choose to do the former, am I likely then to run into problems when changing over to the existing DSL connection, if indeed it's possible to do this. I'm trying to reduce the cables & other clutter on/under the desk...
Obviously the usual setting of Restore Points before fiddling will be done.
Has anyone else done this?
I've trawled the search facility in PCA, but to no avail.
Do you have a ethernet/Lan port? This is by far the best option to use for NTL broadband. Just set up 3 PC's (all XP he)and none needed any software installing, just picked the broadband modem up straight out of the box.