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OK... so jonwill said networking was ano brainer.. Get A router..

So I did.

I got a D-link bundled with the USB adapter.

New problem. I still cant share the internet. Here's how my set up works.

I have Cable. My Modem connects to the wall in like a TV antenna type screw in cable. The modem then provides internet access to the desktop via USB. The laptop, when I need to use the internet on it, goes from the modem via ethernet cable. BUT - I have to reset the modem first, as it cannot power the USB and Ethernet at the same time.

The only way I could use my setup with this router, is buy a network card for my desktop. This way, I keep my current modem, ethernet it to the router.. then ethernet the router to the desktop. The Laptop will use the USB adapter for wireless..

However... My question... Do any of you know of a router that has this TV antenna type screw in cable?? This way? Would it work if I used the router as my modem, but used the modem to link to the desktop?? Or do i really need to get a network card for me desktop??
 

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Actually, I think you need a DOCSIS cable modem! DSL/ADSL comes in via twisted pair phone lines, not coax cables. :smile:

I'd check with your ISP and find out exactly what kind of network this is, I'm not familiar with the equipment used in the UK. I assume that they use DOCSIS modems for cable broadband, but I'm not 100% sure.
 

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Thank you for contacting the eContact team

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)
 

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My setup is; cable internet to a motorola 5100 modem.
Ethernet connection to a netgear wired (not Wireless) router.
My 4 computers plugged into the router by ethernet cables
Works great no problems.
 

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POADB said:
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.
You've got the setup correct.
 

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Your cable modem should have a network port on it. I would put a CAT5 cabe from the modem to your router and then cable the PCs to that. That is how we have it in my company, except for our routers are Soho Watchguard that assign 192.168.x.x ips to the computers.
 

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So... You guys are now telling me I 'can' use an ASDL router???

That all i need do is install a network card for my pc??

Round and round I go...again!
 

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There is no problem using the router you originally specified with the SB5100 on the Ethernet connection. http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=64620

One simple question. When you connect up the Ethernet to the broadband modem, did you remove power from the modem for at least 15 seconds? You need to power cycle the modem whenever you change the interface in use, or the MAC address of the attached device.

The router you specified should work right out of the box if connecting your machine directly to the Ethernet modem works. You'll have to configure the wireless if you want encryption (recommended), but it should fire up and run.
 

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Thats what I thought..

I think my ISP and the guy at PC World thought I was trying to remove my modem, and use the router on it's own.

I'll try and buy the same Dlink router (it was on special :grin:) and thena newtork card and try again!
 
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