How to Connect for Windows and Mac Users
 
     
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  1. Do you have an Ethernet cable? For a quick check to determine if you have an Ethernet cable or a phone cable, see Figure 1 at right. An Ethernet cable has 8-pins and a phone cable uses 4-pins. If necessary, go to item 38 of the Connectivity Troubleshooting Guide for Windows Users for additional help with cable identification. The Connectivity Troubleshooting Guide for Mac Users has the same cable checks starting at item 2.
   
Yes. Go to 2.
   
No. Obtain an Ethernet cable and go to 2.
       

8-pin
Ethernet
(Wide)

4-pin
Phone
(Narrow)
       
Figure 1
         
  Telecommunications & Networking Dept.
Created: November 10, 2003
Last revised: November 30, 2003
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