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USB Wireless Router

Nov 23, 2007 1:10AM PST

I was wondering if there was a product out there that would pretty much be a USB Rotuer. What I mean by this is I would have my Ethernet plugged into a computer coming from my cable modem. I would then have a router hooked up to my computer via USB which would distribute internet access to the other computers in the household.

Cable modem > computer >(via usb) router

Anyone know if there is a product out there? Thanks!

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Why would you want to do that?
Nov 23, 2007 1:22AM PST

There's no point in complicating things like that when you can just have the standard config of

Cable/DSL modem --> Router --> Computers

It's much easier to troubleshoot, set up a LAN, all that good stuff. Plus, I dislike using USB for anything networking related. USB just wasn't designed for that sort of use, whereas ethernet was designed specifically for that sort of use.

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Blocking System
Nov 23, 2007 3:55AM PST

Our school has a system setup where they can detect if you use a router for your internet connection and block that connection. I am hoping that if I have this configuration setup it would allow me to have wireless internet for my laptop. This is the real reason I want to do this. Anymore suggestions?

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Locking.
Nov 23, 2007 4:00AM PST

The forum policy forbids aiding anyone in circumventing or breaking into other people's networks.

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What do you see as the advantage of that vs
Nov 23, 2007 1:39AM PST

cable modem to router to PC(s) ?

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