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I have a situation where the phone jack is on one side of the room and the computer is across the room. I want to avoid stringing phone wire across openings and over a large room. Is there a way to set up a network with a dsl modem, a router, and a usb wireless adaptor. Do the modem and router have to be physically connected to the computer? Thank you.

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As long as the router has a wireless capability then no.

The simle way to connect is as follows

wall jack -> modem -> router )))) wireless link (((( USB wifi -> PC

If you donot have a wifi router then you should either buy one or get a wireless acces point to plug int the router

assuming you already have everything workin then setting up the wirelsee part is relatively easy assuming you have the hardware.

I can offer more specific advice if required to set up if required

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