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Noob requires help :):)

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 HappyHappyHappy

Ta muchly for any help in advanceHappyHappyHappy

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In reply to: Noob requires help :):)

"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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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 HappyHappyHappy

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(NT) (NT) Yes. (to all). And the login info is in the router.

In reply to: Re: USB MODEM.

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