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    yeah hi,

    im about to go from a 56k modem, to BB speeds

    but im not really aware of what to look for when it comes to purchasing an adsl modem...

    whats the difference between an internal modem and USB?

    should i pay extra for a router?

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    the best bet is to get a single port ethernet adsl modem ( external )

    I personaly dont like internal adsl modems, as you cant see the traffic lights ect

    they cost a bit more than a usb one but its much better

    no need to get a 4 port modem router unless you have a network with 3 comps or more

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    nah i dont need to get a 4 port modem cause i already haave an 8 port switch. B)

    any brands in particular that you would recommend?

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    how does this sound?

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    A usb modem will only work successfully for a single pc. If you've got multiple pc's (which I assume you have since you've already got a switch) and you want them all to be able to use the internet then you really need a router. Because you also need a modem I suggest you get a combined modem router.

    I've got the 4 port version of this which is actually made by Origo. You can probably find it in NZ.

    But if you only want access for a single pc (or you are going to install some routing software) then the one you've shown should be fine.
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  6. Software & Hardware   -   #6
    hmm , ok here is exactly what i run


    a single port ethernet modem

    which plugs into my main pc

    the pc has 2 ethernet cards

    the second card plugs into my switch

    all the other comps run of that

    simple

    all i was saying is dont get a usb or internal

    get a stand alone single port ethernet


    and everything works a ok

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    I have to agree. Get an external ethernet modem. Much more flexible.

    On top of that, your motherboard has a built in ethernet port so use it.

    Stay away from internal or usb.

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    Originally posted by lynx@8 March 2004 - 05:12
    A usb modem will only work successfully for a single pc. If you've got multiple pc's (which I assume you have since you've already got a switch) and you want them all to be able to use the internet then you really need a router. Because you also need a modem I suggest you get a combined modem router.
    good point. a switch will handle the local network aspect, but if you wanna connect multiple comps to the internet a router is the way to go. like lynx suggested, a modem with a router built in should do just fine... but if you can't get one of those, you can use a regular ethernet modem plus a one-port router connected to the switch that you already own.

    the router stands in for a PC, connecting & logging in to your ISP account, and it manages the traffic between your LAN and the internet. some people get confused about the difference between a router and a switch, because routers typically come with a multi-port switch built in (but there is such a thing as a router without a built-in switch).

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    Originally posted by 3RA1N1AC+8 March 2004 - 08:33--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (3RA1N1AC @ 8 March 2004 - 08:33)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-lynx@8 March 2004 - 05:12
    A usb modem will only work successfully for a single pc. If you&#39;ve got multiple pc&#39;s (which I assume you have since you&#39;ve already got a switch) and you want them all to be able to use the internet then you really need a router. Because you also need a modem I suggest you get a combined modem router.
    good point. a switch will handle the local network aspect, but if you wanna connect multiple comps to the internet a router is the way to go. like lynx suggested, a modem with a router built in should do just fine... but if you can&#39;t get one of those, you can use a regular ethernet modem plus a one-port router connected to the switch that you already own.

    the router stands in for a PC, connecting & logging in to your ISP account, and it manages the traffic between your LAN and the internet. some people get confused about the difference between a router and a switch, because routers typically come with a multi-port switch built in (but there is such a thing as a router without a built-in switch). [/b][/quote]
    i wanna add that with a switch or a hub all of your computers are seen by your ISP and some ISPs (rogers for example) charge an extra fee for each extra computer connected. With a router the ISP will think there is only one pc and they wont charge an extra fee. that is what i had to do.

    i have one NIC in each computer, and they both plug into the LAN port of my router, i also have my ps2 plugged into the router. And my cable modem is plugged into the WAN port of my router.

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    If you want both the maximum speed speed and best value go for PCI (Internal). For 23, I got an ADSL PCI PPPoA WAN modem, a microfilter and one RJ-11 cable.

    Since PCI modems utilise an internal bus, they have lower latency rates compared to that of external modem (Ethernet, USB 1.1), meaning faster speeds. Also, if you don&#39;t something cluttering up your desk and annoyingly flashing, which can be achieved with the PCI Modem&#39;s software, then get PCI. Also, do what I did: remove the V.92 56K modem occupying a PCI slot and replace it with the ADSL one. Follow the instructions - it&#39;s dead easy&#33;

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