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Unable to connect Linksys wireless router to my arris cm450a

The arris cm450a has a cable connection like your tv, the computer does not have a Ethernet connection, just usb. can this wrt54g2 wireless router be connected or not? or just needs a adapt

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All routers will only work with ethernet. You would need to get an ethernet card installed in your computer. You can probably buy one for about 20.00 at Walmart. If you don't want to do this you can purchase a usb/ethernet adapter and still use the usb port on your computer. You can purchase one of these for around 5.00's on ebay. Just go to ebay and search for usb/ethernet adapter. Please rate if this has helped. Thanks.

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