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, 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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Amy Neth Stiefel

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Thanks! I just wondered if you needed to configure the internet settings a certain way.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Nope! Just as Steve said it's a matter of plugging it in and/or adding your wifi password
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HMC1940

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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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Amy Neth Stiefel

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Thank you! We don't have any extras . Just a regular ole'desktop.