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Trying to get router to work

I'm trying to hook up my new wireless router to my new laptop, but my cable modem uses a USB port, and I need an ethernet connection for my router. The modem has an ethernet port, but it's not currently used. I've tried to attach an ethernet cable, but I don't get an internet connection without the USB cable. Do I need to get a new modem from my ISP?

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  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    i want to connect router on d-link dsl 300g modem

  • rexlr8 May 20, 2008

    I understand USB connection may not be as fast as ethernet and I'm also looking to install a router, so I'm seeking an alternate solution. Does the Surfboard usb driver need to be uninstalled first? are the surfboard drivers for ethernet required and available (no CDs on hand)?

  • mcelwain Mar 31, 2009

    Can't get my modem to work when connected via eithernet cable.

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    I am trying to connect my original xbox console to internet via Ethernet cable and it wont find live



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