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    I have 4 pc's at home and wanted to link them together and share a broadband connection (with a router).

    What I wanted to know is would this router be okay to do this?

    I have read about it and think it would be okay but cannot see how to connect my modem to it. I have an Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem.

    The os's are xp and win2000 server.

    Thanks alot.

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    Can anyone please help?

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    Originally posted by footballmad@5 October 2003 - 16:07
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    Can anyone please help?
    it looks like a fine router but I havnt heard of it.

    When people ask me about routers, I usually suggest they go with the linksys, or the net gear. Both companies are popular with a great rep.

    Also, if you are planning to want to print from multiple printers, I would suggest looking for one with a parallel port.

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    If the modem only has a USB connection it's not gonna work. There needs to be an ethernet connection to the router.

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    Thanks.

    Any idea about how to use it with my modem??

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    Originally posted by footballmad@5 October 2003 - 16:34
    Thanks.

    Any idea about how to use it with my modem??
    Yes, easy.

    Plug ethernet line coming from the modem into the router.

    Plug computers into the router.

    done.

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    He said his modem is not ethernet. It's USB.

    I don't think there are any adaptors that do that. I think you need a modem with ethernet connection.

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@6 October 2003 - 00:06
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    He said his modem is not ethernet. It's USB.

    I don't think there are any adaptors that do that. I think you need a modem with ethernet connection.
    Okay so I need a new modem.

    If so then can you suggest any modem/routers (that are "true routers) that would do the job.

    Thanks alot.

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    my toshiba cable modem has both USB and ethernet capability, which is nice...because before I had a router I could still connect with two machines.
    One used the USB the other the RJ45.
    D-Link, Linksys, Netgear, even Microsoft routers are all good for home use.

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    For modem\routers (all in one) there is a few options. Motorolla SB 5100, Orion makes a wireless one. Among a few others that are out there. those are cable modems though, the speedtouch is DSl is it not. So if you are using DSl i dunno. The thing that you will have to check is with your ISP to see what modems they provision, or if you rent/got from them you should be able to swao for an ethernet. They want you using ethernet. Tech support for usb is a pain in the ass.

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