I need to figure this out i have been doing it for a couple days i have an internet modem that is usb powered and have my wireless adapter hoked up to my printer how can i hook the interent up in the mix wiyhout having to buy a router of some sort
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Re: trying to hook up the internet
Your internet connection should plug into your modem, and the modem should plug into your router. Plug any computers you use directly into the router. If it's a wireless router, it's just a matter of going into the Wii and entering the settings for your wireless router.
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If you have more than one device hooked up to the router, when the problem occurs try pinging another device. If you are able to then the router is working fine and most likely the modem is flaky and needs to be replaced. The modem supplies the internet connection, the router just applies NAT so that more than one device and use your public IP address. If this turns out to be the issue make sure you contact your ISP for any special instructions. For instances Comcast requires the MAC address located on the bottom or back of the modem in order for your connection to work, other ISP use proxy settings. Century Link has no requirements.
Can what be hooked up via USB? You have a picture of what appears to be a speed stream 4100 modem there but there is not enough detail to your question. If this is the 4100 Speed Stream modem then no you do not connect it via USB as it is an Ethernet based modem Can you clarify what it is that you are trying to do please.
Thomson Cable modem has an ethernet connection... The ethernet connection goes to your computer via a standard Cat5e patch cable. There is no USB that I know of... Cablevision wire goes to the modem. It should be the first device on the cablevision wire. If you need a splitter, it needs to be a GOOD one, connected DIRECTLY to the incoming Cablevision wire as it enters the house. Use good copper wire.
Order of events: Connect the cablevision wire to the Modem. Connect the Ethernet cable to the computer and the modem. Power on the cable modem. Right click the network Icon near the clock and click 'repair' (Or reboot the computer) Apply for and get an account for cable Internet from your Cable company. After a few days, cable Internet should work.
??? A router will NOT replace your modem; the router won't work without the modem. If you're going to give advice, please make sure it is somewhat correct.
Okay. So first you need the telephone cord to go from the phone jack into the DSL port on your modem. Then you need the Ethernet cable that came with your modem (looks like a phone cord but much bigger) to go from the ethernet port in the back of the modem into the wan or internet port on the router. Verify that the DSL and internet lights are on on the modem.
For the rest of the setup, watch this . It will walk you step by step in connecting your PS3 to the wireless internet. Thanks and please take a moment to rate as fixya.
Do a ipconfig at the command prompt and see if you are being assigned a ip from the modem. If not try rebooting the modem with the ethernet connected to modem and computer. then do ipconfig again to see if not getting internet ip, your card or modem eternet is bad. put in a new one and try again.