Sounds like the router is already plugged into a modem somewhere.
There are two choices for broadband. Cable and DSL. Neither of which feed from an Ethernet cable.
So all I have is an ethernet cable from the wall plugged into the
netgear wgt624v3 wirelss router.
I have a laptop that has wifi so it gets instant perfect internet connection from this router.
Whether or not this situation above is normal without a modem, my question is this.
I have a desktop that needs to be connected to the internet.
should I buy a wireless network adaptor for this desktop or a cable modem?
I'm guessing I should buy a cable modem because that makes more sense, but if this situation with the laptop will work with the desktop as well,
I don't see why I shouldn't just buy a cheap PCI card so that the desktop
connects great wirelessly to this network as well.
Why is my laptop working without a modem anyways, does anyone know?