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    Help needed with network


    I bought a wireless router Linksys. I was supposed to connect it to the modem vis an ethernet connection but of course I only have a USB. So i want to try and network it ??.I have set up the ethernet from my computer. Connected the router to this. So far I can communicate withthe router from my pc.
    Next I have set up the laptop. I can also communicate with the router.
    How can I access the internet. Is it possible.


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    Connect the router to your cable or dsl modem via an ethernet port on the modem. So ethernet on internet service provider modem to router. Do you have high speed internet provider, or dial up?

    Dial up will not have ethernet, it is RJ11 on phone lines, if you are dial up you will need a router that supports a dial-up modem.

    High-speed should have an ethernet port on modem you attach to WAN part of the router.

    If no internet provider. The router will share the internet to multiple machines but does not get you free internet.
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    modem does not have a ethernet commection only a usb.
    My intention is to netwirk the wireless laptop of the main computer to give me internet access.

    How do I do this??
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    What is the modem make and model?
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    it is a LINKSYS BEFW11S4

    Wireless -B broadband router
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    But, what is the modem make and model? Your modem should have more than just USB, it should have an ethernet jack. Same goes for your boadband router.

    What is your modem make and model?
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    sorry
    it is a thompsons speedtoutch 330
    it only has a usb connection
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    I did a little research. I could be wrong but here's what I think:

    You need to buy a special router for your modem. It's called a USB router. http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2200usb.html lists one it says it works with a red modem like yours but not a silver one. Also, a web site said this: A USB router is a router that connects to a host computer through its USB port. A USB router is most commonly used as an interface to an external broadband internet connection. A USB router usually provides much lower performance than a router accessed via an Ethernet network.

    http://www.usr.com/support/9003/9003-files/9003-multi-ig.pdf#search='usb%20router'

    It seems most routers need an Ethernet connection for Internet in.

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