DSL, or digital subscriber line, Internet is still commonly used by many to access the Internet. A DSL modem like the Embarq 660 uses a standard telephone line to access your Internet provider's DSL network. Unlike dial-up modems, DSL modems offer very high speeds and do not tie up your home phone line. If you own a DSL modem but do not know how to connect it, just follow a simple guide and you will be browsing the Internet using your DSL connection in no time.
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Attach the telephone cord from a telephone jack to the telephone port on the back of the Embarq 660. Apply gentle pressure to the phone cord until you hear the connector tab make a clicking sound, just as if you were plugging in a telephone.
Attach the Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on the Embarq modem to the Ethernet port on your computer. Ethernet cables use a plastic connector that is similar to telephone connectors, only a bit larger, so again apply gentle pressure until you hear a clicking sound.
Connect the Embarq 660's power supply from the A/C connection on the back of the modem to an electrical outlet or surge protector. You should see the lights on the front of the Embarq illuminate, and the modem will begin its boot cycle and attempt to connect to a DSL network.