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Setting up home network one computer has ethernet and one has usb, router is ethernet how can i connect older usb port on computer to ethernet router

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The following should fix your problem. This one is available at Radio Shack. You can typically get them at most electronic retailers... Fry's, Radio Shack, etc...

BelkinĀ® F5D5050 Ethernet-to-USB Adapter Model: F5D5050' Catalog #: 55009874

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Normally any new router with a USB port is only for USB memory sticks to share file across the network. Not for feeding internet into the unit (router).
It should be possible if you had a wifi "repeater" with Ethernet outlets, if what you are trying to do is hard wire the other computers.
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I need to connect a D-Link router to my cable modem so that I can use my laptop anywhere in my home


Cable-modem <-- Ethernet cable --> WAN (or "Internet") port on the router

LAN port on router <-- Ethernet cable --> network-port on your laptop

Then, access the "built-in" web-server on the router,
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* an encryption-level (Hint: choose 'wpa')
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Then, disconnect the Ethernet cable from your computer,
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Unplug your Comcast modem from your electrical outlet. Connect the Ethernet cord from the back of your Comcast modem into the Ethernet port labeled "Internet" on your new router. Connect an available Ethernet port from the back of the new router to the Ethernet port on the back of your computer.


Plug your cable modem into an electrical outlet. Plug your new router in an electrical outlet.


Reboot your computer. Click on "Start," then "Control panel." Click "Network and sharing." Select "Set up a new home network."

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Create a new name for your home network and create a unique password to prevent unauthorized users on your network. Your computer may reset your Comcast modem and router so your new changes can take effect.

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Fujitsu Seimens PC about 5 years old - Ethernet connection?


are you trying to use two routers ?
about your pc it is almost sure that you have a ethernet port, don't know your system but look around and you may find it. also can use a usb ethernet adaptor, take the router to a friend house set it up with a diferent pc you will not be able to connect to internet there but if you set up everything, specially username and password ( PPPOE) when you come back home it will work. thats is you are replacing your older router.
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Top 2 lights are green, connections are all correct, and there is no internet connection to the computer. Is there a setting on the computer that I have wrong?


You need 1 more light, "Local Network". So you need to connect something, probably your computers LAN - Ethernet Port to one of the 4 ports that are together (LAN ports.)

If you are connecting USB, well that's always ugly, no cable support person will recommend that you connect a computer to a router via USB. But if you do, there's a driver software for that. Should be on a CD that you received in the package.

USB driver, no doubt, will create a virtual Network Adaptor. Then you'll get IP Automagically from this unit to your computer. The same thing should happen if you connected via LAN/Ethernet connection.

You normally don't have to set any settings, the default will be Automatic for IP Settings assignment. Which means you'll get it via DHCP protocol from this unit.

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I have switched to a Westell VersaLink 327W from a older Westell Wirespeed. The Wirespeed communicated via USB and the new Westell communicates via Ethernet. How do I get the computer to see the modem?


If you are using a Westell DSL modem with ethernet connection, then you connect the modem's ethernet port to the computer's network card. This also uses an ethernet cable. Good Luck

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First try connection the Yellow ethernet cable from the rca modem to your computer's network connection. If you get a connection this way, then your modem will work with a ethernet cable. If not, then call Comcast for help. The modem ethernet out to computer port must be connected to the wan line of the router. Then you can connect an ethernet cable from your computer network connection to one of the 4 ports of the router. For wireless connections you must set up the router and wireless adaptor with the same settings to connect. Follow the routers directions.
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Problem setting up home network with d-link des-1105. Windows Vista on main PC & Windows XP on laptop. Presently, I have ethernet cable connected on main PC to d-link and usb cable connected to laptop & to...


A router is basically a mini-computer that splits up one internet connections to 4 (or whatever # of ports you have).

Basic Connections to a router:
A Router requires a internet connections, so your broadband modem must connect to the WAN port (theres only one) of the router DIRECTLY. Then Ethernet cables go from the router to the computers on the LAN ports. Don't do something weird like connecting your internet to your computer then your computer to the routers WAN port, it'll most likely mess up.

Once you have connected your router like this, it should work.

If your modem only has a usb port, I have no idea how to make that work out. Sorry. Try getting a new modem from your ISP, or check if your modem does have a ethernet port, if it does just connnect that to the routers wan port.

Also computers should not interconnect with each other with use of a router. Thats what the router is for. Everything gets connected and split up at the router, nothing connects to anything else but the router, basically.

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Netgear 624


to set upa network

http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

there is no "earthnet" connection. it is an ethernet connection. it looks like a phone cable but has larger ends than a phone connector. the router is connected to the computer via an ethernet cable if it needs to be hardwired to a ethernet port or internal ethernet card. a wireless connection only needs to be an add-on internal card w/antenna or a usb connector hub (it looks like a usb flash memory stick)

here is how it's done. netgear has the same type setup.

http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

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Can usb substitute for the ethernet connection?


Perhaps buy one on eBay (possibly $60) and pull it's interface circuit board, to replace your bad one:
http://search.ebay.com/netdisk

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