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Connecting a wireless router to Tiscalli broadband connection

I have a Thompson speed touch USB modem provided by Tiscalli plugged into my PC which works file. I now have a laptop which I want to use wireless Internet with, so I also have a wireless router which I bought myself (rather than the Tiscalli free option if I sign up for another year).

The problem I have is getting an Internet connection on the router, if I unplug the phone line from the USB Modem & plug it straight into the router, the Internet light doesn't come on. I can get a LAN connection to the PC using the Eithernet cable to configure it but not Internet connection, so when I get to the stage of the connection wizard supplied on the CD by the router company, it's unable to connect.

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  1. USB modem is connecting a PC USB port with a DSL phone line: CANNOT be connected to a ROUTER LAN (ethernet NOT USB port).
  2. Wireless ROUTER is NOT a modem and it CANNOT connect the Internet (or WAN) LAN port to any "phone line"
  3. Connect the Router Internet (WAN) port to Modem (you need a LAN MODEM = a modem with a LAN/ETHERNET port)
  4. Be sure your internet is running before strting ROUTER configuration with Router Company CD

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