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Noob requires help :):)

by hugoh / November 25, 2004 8:48 PM PST

Hi, wondering if anyone could help me with a little problem i have in setting up my home network....

First off we already have a 2MB line, and one PC permanently on, with the other slaving its BB off it, we also have a router, and tonight are attempting to set up the home network...

What we need is a broadband modem that has an ethernet port on the back, so that it can plug into the router.... right?

My question is basically, how can we get all the PC's running thier Broadband from the router with the PC's able to be off at any point (ie we dont want a PC running on all the time) as i was under the impression that the modem would need to be USB powered... are there mains powered modems that i can get? and how do i put password etc in if its mains powered? just a little confused is all :):):)

Ta muchly for any help in advance:):):)

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2004 10:36 PM PST

"as i was under the impression that the modem would need to be USB powered."

I've yet to see a router that supports the USB broadband modems. You may have the wrong modem. Get one with the ethernet jack.


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by hugoh / November 25, 2004 10:40 PM PST
In reply to: USB MODEM.

just to make absolutely sure, your talking about a broadband modem that is not powered by USB ,just has the ethernet jack in it to plug into the router... which is what i think you meant Wink

If this is the case, how do i enter my logon information so my ISP knows its me? or does that happen when i first try to connect,and it just 'remembers'?

Ta v much :):):)

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(NT) (NT) Yes. (to all). And the login info is in the router.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2004 11:40 PM PST
In reply to: Re: USB MODEM.
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