We have a Netdisk that was connected to the router (and through it to our two computers on a home network) via the Ethernet cable. The Netdisk worked fine until its router port failed. We have tried to bypass the bad Ethernet port by connecting the netdisk to the router via a USB cable. Netdisk works fine if it is connected to our computers by the USB cable. But, when connected to the router by the USB cable, our two computers cannot access Netdisk. We get a black box saying Netdisk is disconnected. We are wondering if it is possible to use a USB cable to connect Netdisk to the router. Or, do we possibly have to reinstall software? Any ideas?
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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.
The pocket wifi would wifi to the repeater, then the repeater would feed the Ethernet to the computers.
i believe is not possible to connect to a router. printers ar designed to be connected to computers via ethernet cables and bluetooth when both devices are bluetooth enabled.(must have a wifi bluetooth ethernet card installed or usb bluetooth installed via usb). is you want to have the printer to be used bye more than one computer at home or office. you must set up each computer to the printer as well.. in control panel look for printers.then set up the conections.if computer 1 is printing a document. computer 2 will have to wait. when done. then will print work for computer 2.
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.
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.
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.
The proper procedure in any router based network is to get the router on the network first. Plug it into the online cable modem and boot it up. Let it sit for a minute and then boot up wired computers one at a time. Use one of the wired PC's to get into the routers GUI (eg. 192.168.1.1) and see if WiFi is turned on and the permissions or wireless access is not being blocked by any security settings like MAC address or IP filters. It should be wide open. You dont need ANY drivers for a router on a PC unless they are USB drivers for a USB connection straight to the router, never seen one but I have seen a cable modem/router that had a USB connection. If your laptop has a USB wireless device, you need to load the drivers for that onto your laptop, but if it is using the built in ethernet port on the rear or a PC card ethernet card, you just need to plug the ethernet cable to the rear of the router and boot up. Make sure your ethernet device is enabled in windows and you should be good to go. After you gain access to the internet on the wireless device, get back into your router, prefferably on the wired computer and lock your network down with security measures like MAC address filtering, WEP, or other means.