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Need help setting up my router.

Ok so my modem runs by USB because my ethernet cable wouldn't work with it. and connecting this router requires a etheret cable. so how can i connect my modem to my router using the USB cord?

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You can not - conect with USB:
You doo need a ethernet cabel, - here is the link to your router if you have lost you own:
http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859876500&packedargs=sku%3DBEFSR41&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=7650076500B01&displaypage=download#versiondetail

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