How do I connect my existing service to my new computer?

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I just received a new computer. Do I need to do anything special to connect it my service, or do I just plug it in to the modem?
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Amy Neth Stiefel

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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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If this is the only device you want to connect to the internet, then yes, plug it into the modem using an Ethernet cable. If you have more than one device, then you will need a router, normally a wireless router, and then connect each device using the wireless or Ethernet connections on the router.
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As stated above, either plug it in to the modem using an Ethernet cable, or enter the wifi password when the device asks for it.
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No I want to connect a phone but the password I have does not work when O called in all I got was stressed out
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What does getting a new computer have anything to do with connecting a phone?
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The wifi password should be on a sticker on your modem if you have not changed it. If you have then you will need to get support to help you reset the wifi password.
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Here's the instructions for changing your wifi password.  You'll need a device that can connect wired to the modem, or at least one that's already on the network.
https://help.viasat.com/internet/articles/General/How-to-change-your-WiFi-Modem-network-password
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When I got my new computer I just plugged it into lan  on computer using the Ethernet cable. Worked just fine. But I don't have any routers or extra devices.
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Thank you! We don't have any extras . Just a regular ole'desktop.