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I have 3 computers to start i have a paradyne modem that has 1 usb port and 1 ethernet port my first computer is hooked up using the usb port than i have a vonage phone service so i have it hooked up from the paradyne the ethernet cord to the vonage box for phone service than from vonage box to a linksys router with 4 ports for ethernet and the other 2 computers are hooked into the linksyswhen i had 2 computers i didnt need the router but with 3rd one i did. my problem is when all 3 computers are being used it slows down or wont let online some of the computers. what have i done wrong with hook up? all the lights work on all 3 components but it just slows down or wont work.the 2nd part of my question is i would like to take the computer thats hooked to the usb port and go wireless its all set up for it but dont know how?the other 2 are not set for wireless is this posible?not very computer hook up savy so im lost. any help is appreciated.

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Just saw your post, so please accept my apologies for being almost a month late in responding, as I only joined this service on March 26th.

1. When a modem has both usb and ethernet, only ONE of the two should be used as most isp modems will allow one or the other.

2. Your Vonage should be discreet and not intermingled with the rest of your system. It would be better to connect the Vonage to a router, and not the router to the Vonage. iow, do not connect the Vonage modem between the isp's modem and your router.

3. denigration of service or slowdown is typical with VOIP if more than 2 systems whether telephone or other systems are connected, due to the ringer voltage splitting that occurs when you put more units on the Vonage, or any other Voip modem. One ISP solves this by providing separate outputs for Voip and Ethernet.

Observation of these rules should speed up your system.

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