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USB modem cable quandary

I have a new 3com office wireless router.

My existing broadband modem, supplied by my ISP, has a USB "out" - this is hard-wired I have no option to change the cable that comes out of this modem :( The router, obviously, has no USB input.

Added to that, my main, desktop PC has no internal modem or network card - I've just been using the USB modem so far.

So - I need some new kit to get my wireless router up and running.

Can I get a USB to whatever-the-input-the router-takes (a not quite square network cable)? Or might I have to get a new modem?

Do I need a network card in my PC to plug the router into? I guess I could get some kind of wireless dongle - but the router's gonna sit next to the desktop PC anyway.

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  • gareth53 Dec 25, 2007

    thanks for your reply. It mostly makes sense - when I connect to the router ctrl panel I'm sure the later stuff will click into place.

    I'm suspicious of my USB modem though. A broadband connection should be always "on", but I have to manually connect everytime I boot up my PC using a dial-up dialogue box.

    Will introducing my router confuse this process?

    (I'm in the UK, Wanadoo was my ISP, since taken over by Orange and the modem is a Thomson Speedtouch 330)

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I am new too --may this trigger more people to help
from my limited experience

yes u need a NIC card in your pc

isp signal--->isp modem---->rj45 cable---->wireless (switch/access point/ Router--->NIC(PC)
---->wireless adapter (notebook)
----->wireless adapter(PC)

nowaday with a Gigabit Nic
u can match 802.11b 11mb/s
802.11g 54mb/s
802.11n 300mb/s
i use verizon at first with PPPoE
later Comcast cable dynamic
u need to go to web site ip address assigned by DHCPof your 3com wless router to make sure or/and clone the router so that it has same MAC addtress as your NIC of your PC before u can get CONNECTED with the Web----(u can see the green display on the upper right of the screen of the router page after u get connected) dl

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