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How to get the internet without having a cable or phone line

Updated February 21, 2017

Everyone loves using the Internet, but for people living in certain areas that may not be an easy option. Certain geographical features of the area in which you live may prevent you from getting the phone line or cable line necessary for an Internet connection. You're not completely out of luck, however. There are a few ways that you can still get the Internet without having a cable or phone line.

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  1. Order satellite Internet. Satellite Internet is a type of Internet connection that is designed specifically for people without cable or phone lines and for whom cable Internet service and phone Internet service are unavailable. A technician will install the necessary satellite dish on the exterior of your home for sending and receiving Internet signals. He will also wire the dish directly into your home and place a satellite Internet coaxial jack in your wall as close to the computer as the architecture of your house will allow.

  2. Connect the satellite Internet jack to the modem your service has provided using a standard coaxial cable. One end of the cable screws onto the satellite Internet jack and the other screws directly onto the back of the high-speed modem.

  3. Connect your modem to your computer using an Ethernet cable. One end of the cable plugs into the "Out" jack on the modem while the other plugs into the Ethernet jack on the back of your computer. Ethernet cables can be purchased at any electronics retailer where computer equipment is sold.

  4. Make sure your modem is connected to a wall outlet, surge protector or power strip using the included AC adaptor.

  5. Install any software that is required by your Internet service provider to run its equipment. Most of the time this will be done by the technician before leaving your home, or you can use the CD-ROM you were given to install the software in the same way you would any other program.

  6. Warning

    Satellite Internet service can be more expensive than T1 Internet service, and especially any of the cheap high speed Internet service providers around. Be sure and research the costs before you commit.

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About the Author

Stephen Lilley is a freelance writer who hopes to one day make a career writing for film and television. His articles have appeared on a variety of websites. Lilley holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and video production from the University of Toledo in Ohio.

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