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I need help setting up wireless network in my home

by jennai97 / November 22, 2004 5:48 AM PST

So I just set up my Alcatel Speedtouch USB adsl modem, which is is connected to my laptop.
But, I also have a SMC 7004VWBR 4 port wireless router and would like to get all our laptops in my house connected to wireless. Is this wireless router compatible with my Speedtouch UCB adsl modem?
Will I be able to set up a wireless system in my house, so that all the laptops w/wireless cards can access the internet? What do I do next? I'm clueless!

Or, do I have to resort to buying a combo adsl wireless router/modem?

Many thanks,
Jenny

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Is this wireless router compatible with my Speedtouch USB?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 5:56 AM PST

"Is this wireless router compatible with my Speedtouch UCB adsl modem?"

No. Your ADSL modem must have an Ethernet port.

No. I haven't seen a wireless router that will use an USB ADSL Modem.

Bob

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Re: Is this wireless router compatible with my Speedtouch US
by jennai97 / November 22, 2004 6:19 AM PST

If I buy one of those new adsl wirless router/modem combo will I have to have one of our laptops turned on and running the whole time?
And will this be a fairly easy set up, as in I just have to plug this wireless router/modem into the phone line correct?

thanks so much!

jenny

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Just my opinion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2004 10:58 AM PST

I would not buy such a device. I do buy the occasional DSL or Cable modem and use the router to share such.

Stories abound about the wonder boxes and firmware issues so I just don't buy such.

Bob

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