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Sorry, but the router you have got is an ADSL router, it will not work
on a cable network, you need a broadband router such as the DI-624M, or
any others from their wireless range of routers
This is what my ISP had to say...^^^
So my problem persists.. I wish I had a deeper knowledge of Newtorking.. but I dont.. I need technical knowledge.. For anyone who can help... here goes..
My broadband, comes through the wall in a coaxial cable to my Motorala 51000 modem. This provides internet to my dekstop via USB.
At the moment, when I want the laptop on the net, I connect the ethernet cable to the lappy. I have to reset the modem as it cannot power usb and ethernet at the same time.
What I'm trying to do.. is get the internet to the desktop, and wireless to the lappy.
I thought, I could simply buy a router, a ethernet network card (for pc) and usb adapter for the laptop. I was planning on leaving the modem there... Install the network card and ethernet the modem to the router > the router to the desktop.. and then wireless the laptop. I've been told this is impossible.
How the heck am I supposed to network!!!!!
What exactly is the problem here? The Modem?? Or the way the way the internet is provided (coaxial)