Can my Mac act as a DSL modem?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Hummer, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. Hummer macrumors 65816


    Feb 3, 2006
    Queens, New York NY-5
    I doubt it, but I was wondering if I could just plug my phone line into my iBook and then use it as a DSL connection. I was recently having problems with my connection and Verizon had to send a technician over to tell me my modem is old which is why I'm not getting a steady connection. So now I must wait for them to send me a new modem and until then I have to deal with a crappy connection.
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    No. You need an actual DSL modem. RJ-11 (phone line) modems built into computers are only for dial-up. You might be able to buy a compatible modem at a local store though.
  3. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    so you mean using your phone like a dsl modem.. yes you can if your phone has a usb plug into it i believe. I have never done it before though

    i think he woudl know better though...hahah

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