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USB modem and ethernet router

by rayiam / July 5, 2010 7:13 AM PDT

How can a USB modem be connected to an ethernet input only router? I want to create a stand alone (PC local, but not connected) wireless hotspot using a Verizon EVDO broadband wireless modem and a WRT54GL router.


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by Coryphaeus / July 5, 2010 10:16 PM PDT

Two different protocols. Unless you can find a "USB to Ethernet converter". I've never seen one, but who knows what's out there. Do a Google on my quotes.

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USB to ethernet
by rayiam / July 6, 2010 12:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't.

There is a whole raft of ethernet to USB converters for converting ethernet to USB for a PC with USB input but no ethernet input. I was hoping that the opposite would exist, also. I have found others with the same problem, but no solution so far.

Thanks for the help.

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Other options
by barcobus / December 28, 2010 3:01 PM PST

You could buy a router that would support a usb modem

Alternatively you can setup internet connection sharing on your desktop and use your computer as the gateway for your router.

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USB to ethernet
by rayiam / December 29, 2010 12:51 AM PST
In reply to: Other options

Looked at the hw550 and it should work for my application. I appreciate your help.


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