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I have a Belkin 4-port router however the connections to my modem are different. I have a USB port on my Modem. Is there an adapter I can buy to get over this propblem?.

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No you can only use that modem from a pc, you need to buy a modem/router not just a router, unless you are on cable, but i assume you have a DSL connection

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