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DSL Modem Self-Installation Instructions | Mother Lode Internet

DSL Modem Self-Installation Instructions

Listed below are directions to assist setting up your DSL equipment:

    1. Find the DSL FILTER which has 2 sockets in it from inside your DSL  Modem kit.  Plug this filter into the telephone jack nearest your computer.
    2. Plug one end of the phone cord from your DSL Modem kit into the side that shows a picture of a computer on the DSL FILTER.
    3. Plug the other end of the phone cord into the socket labeled ADSL in the back of the modem.
    4. Plug one end of the GREY cord from your DSL Modem kit into the corresponding socket labeled LAN in the back of the modem.
    5. Plug the remaining end of the GREY cord into its corresponding socket in the back of your computer —it will only fit into one slot, and is usually labeled “ETHERNET” .

Note: If you own a Wireless Router, do not attempt to connect it without first verifying that your DSL is active, and always refer to the installation CD or the directions which came with your Wireless Router before attempting the installation.

  1. Find the black AC ADAPTER in the modem kit and plug it into a power socket near the computer.  Plug the other end of the AC ADAPTER into the POWER socket in the back of the modem.
  2. Plug any remaining DSL FILTERs from your modem kit into any other telephone jack in your home.  Make sure that any device in your home which connects to a telephone jack (such as any other telephones, satellite TV receivers, alarm systems, FAX machines, etc.) has a DSL Filter installed directly into the telephone jack each device is plugged into.
  3. Make sure that the ON/OFF SWITCH in the back of the modem is set to ‘On’.


The POWER and ETHERNET lights should come on shortly after plugging in the power and turning the modem on.  The DSL light will blink green until your DSL is ready for use.  Once the DSL light becomes solid—which will be on the day your DSL becomes ‘live’—you are ready to surf the web!  Also, remember NEVER to press the ‘RESET’ button in the back!


We trust that you will enjoy your new service, and if you have any questions, please, do not hesitate to give us a call at 536-5800 or 736-0111 (press 2 for Technical Support).

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