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Wireless routers Got my pc connected to a Motorola SB4200 modem via usb. Internet works fine. Bought a Netgear WGR614 v7 wireless router for wireless internet connection on my new laptop. Removed the pc as its gone to a friend. Do i unplug the usb connection and discard it then connect the moto and netgear together via ethernet. Will my new laptop then just attach itself wirelessly to the router. Googling seems to suggest the moto is not compatibla with the netgear as the moto is a usb modem but it has an ethernet plug on the back. plz help, Keith

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Just plug the cable modem ethernet into the input to your router and you will be fine. Just remember, if you decide you want to make any changes to your router settings through your browser, make sure you hook up an ethernet line from your laptop to the router before making any changes. The reason for this is if you make a change in security settings on your router while wireless, the router will reboot and if your laptop did have the settings changed in it, you can be locked out.
Not that you can't get back in, but it is a pain to have to do.

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