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Its just optional if you like to use a Ethernet cable for this device , for us long the device is connected via USB its definitely fine....

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Trying to set up broadband on my computer now


we have three options to set uop broadband
1 with ethernet cable which has similar ends
2 usb cable
3 wireless

best option is to connect with ethernet, because we dont require any drivers with this option, just connect the cable, one end to the back side of computer another end to router, so in simple words it s the cable connectivity between computer and router and you will be connected

Thanks

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Connecting Two Computers Directly With Cable for a home network


The simplest and easy way to start a home network 


The simplest kind and easy to maintain of home network contains exactly two computers. You can use this kind of network to share files, a printer or another peripheral device, and even an Internet connection. To connect two computers for sharing these and other network resources, consider the options described below.
Connecting Two Computers Directly With Cable

The traditional method to network two computers involves making a dedicated link by plugging one cable into the two systems. Several alternatives exist for networking two computers in this manner: Ethernet crossover cable
Null modem serial cable or parallel peripheral cable
Special-purpose USB cables
Ethernet crossover cable
Null modem serial cable or parallel peripheral cable
Special-purpose USB cables
Ethernet - Of the above choices, the Ethernet method is preferred as it supports a reliable, high-speed connection with minimal configuration required. Additionally, Ethernet technology offers the most general-purpose solution, allowing networks with more than two computers to be built fairly easily later. If one of your computers possesses an Ethernet adapter but the other has USB, an Ethernet crossover cable can still be used by first plugging a USB-to-Ethernet converter unit into the computer's USB port.

Ethernet crossover cables

Serial and parallel - This type of cabling, called Direct Cable Connection (DCC) when using Microsoft Windows, offers lower performance but offers the same basic functionality as Ethernet cables. You may prefer this option if you have such cables readily available and network speed is not a concern. Serial and parallel cables are never used to network more than two computers.

USB - Ordinary USB cables must not be used to connect two computers directly to each other. Attempting to do so can electrically damage the computers! However, special USB cables designed for direct connection exist that can be used safely. You may prefer this option over others if your computers lack functional Ethernet network adapters.

To make dedicated connections with Ethernet, USB, serial or parallel cables requires
each computer have a functioning network interface with an external jack for the cable, and
the network settings on each computer appropriately configured
One phone line or power cord cannot be used to directly connect two computers to each other for networking.

Connecting Two Computers with Cable through Central Infrastructure
Rather than cable two computers directly, the computers may instead be joined indirectly through a central network fixture. This method requires two network cables, one connecting each computer to the fixture. Several types of fixtures exist for home networking: Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers 
USB hubs
Phoneline and powerline wall outlets
Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers
USB hubs
Phoneline and powerline wall outlets

Implementing this method often entails additional up-front cost to purchase more cables and network infrastructure. However, it's a general-purpose solution accommodating any reasonable number of devices (e.g, ten or more). You will likely prefer this approach if you intend to expand your network in the future.

Most cabled networks utilize Ethernet technology. Alternatively, USB hubs can be employed, while powerline and phoneline home networks each offer their own unique form of central infrastructure. The traditional Ethernet solutions are generally very reliable and offer high performance.
Connecting Two Computers Wirelessly
In recent years, wireless solutions have enjoyed increasing popularity for home networking. As with cabled solutions, several different wireless technologies exist to support basic two computer networks: Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
infrared
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
infrared
Wi-Fi connections can reach a greater distance than the wireless alternatives listed above. Many newer computers, especially laptops, now contain built-in Wi-Fi capability, making it the preferred choice in most situations. Wi-Fi can be used either with or without a network fixture. With two computers, Wi-Fi networking minus a fixture (also called ad-hoc mode) is especially simple to set up. How To - Set Up an Ad Hoc WiFi Network

How To - Set Up an Ad Hoc WiFi Network

Bluetooth technology supports reasonably high-speed wireless connections between two computers without the need for a network fixture. Bluetooth is more commonly used when networking a computer with a consumer handheld device like a cell phone. Most desktop and older computers do not possess Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth works best if both devices are in the same room in close proximity to each other. Consider Bluetooth if you have interest in networking with hand held devices and your computers lack Wi-Fi capability. 

Infrared networking existed on laptops years before either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technologies became popular. Infrared connections only work between two computers, do not require a fixture, and are reasonably fast. Being very simple to set up and use, consider infrared if your computers support it and you lack the desire to invest effort in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

If you find mention of an alternative wireless technology called Home RF, you can safely ignore it. Home RF technology became obsolete several years ago and is not a practical option for home networking.

Try it is the best home network option.

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Hi, I cannot connect my Lacie "EDmini Ethernet 400 gb" on to my laptop (dell with windows 7) via the Ethernet option? The blue light goes on but the disk cannot be found by my laptop. Could you...


First make sure usb cable connected to harddrive is working fine. try it in different usb ports. Press windows key +R key so you can see run then type in run "devmgmt.msc" then press ok so you can see device manager uninstall all usb drivers then it automatic install usb drivers. then check. Also you need to change registry for that type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.Then restart computer then check. Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa

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How can i connect my laptop bought 2 weeks ago to my cable modem its a sb5101 cable modem by motorola


This modem is USB or Ethernet. I strongly reccomend using the ethernet and not the USB option as USB will lose some speed.
An ethernet cable is a standard RJ45 Jack'd cable (both ends) - check google images if unsure but you'll see the plug in the modem that is the same as one on your laptop.
If you dont have an ethernet port on your laptop (possible but unlikely) then you'll have to use the USB option - this is a usb cable similar to a printer usb cable (square usb end at the modem and flat usb to the laptop)

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Connect ethernet without a network card


Actually what you need is a USB ethernet adapter. Then you connect a standard ethernet cable to the USB dongle and to the router or DSL or cable modem. Tigerdirect.com has both 10/100 and gigabit ethernet devices of this type. Since USB 2.0 is limited to 480Mbs, stick with the 10/100 type. Other stores will also have these devices; just read the specs to check that Win2K is supported.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=589&name=10-100%20Ethernet%20USB

The Belkin in that list has Win2K support in the specs. In some cases, these work better when directly plugged into the computer, not a hub.

I hope this helps.

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What are my options to configure Canon i850 for wireless printing


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I looked at the specs of you printer and it does not support ethernet/ wireless connectivity your best bet would be to connect your printer to your router with usb cable that's if your router supports it else you can buy what they call a wireless print server and connect wirelesly to your router or pc

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What is the difference between connecting a computer to a DSL modem via Ethernet and connecting a computer to a DSL modem via USB?


They are just two different methods of connecting a router. I always choose using an Ethernet over USB if I have the option. USB connections are more prone to problems with drivers.

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Connect kyocera fs680 to laptop


it depends on what laptop you have. the fs680 only has a parallel connection so your laptop needs to have a parallel port or you need a usb to parallel converter.

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Ethernet cord


no that is a optional funtion...you do not need to that to do the main funtion of the HDD

Dec 15, 2008 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

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Hard ware problems


HI Barry
You need something called an ethernet cable. One end of the cable goes in the router and the other end goes in the ethernet poet of the computer.

This is an ethernet cable
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This is the network port (ethernet) of the PC

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If you dont have an ethernet port on ur pc u may need to pay an ethernet pci card like this and get it installed on your computer
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Hope this helps

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