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USB Broadband Modem & Wireless Networking


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eagent

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I live in the sticks - can't get DSL or cable. I'm currently using Hughes.Net and would LOVE to change to almost anything as I FAP out about once a week.

I'm testing a Verizon USB Broadband wireless modem. This thing only has one wire - a USB cable that runs from the unit - about the size of large bic lighter - to the USB port on my computer. Installation was pretty easy and it seems to work OK.

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I need to set up a home network. My printer is wireless, we have one other desktop computer with a wireless receiver and the kids have wireless laptops. I cannot figure out how to hook the USB Modem to a router. Verizon says they don't support networking with this device and suggested I contact Belkin (the maker of my wireless router and wireless receiver.)

I've contacted Belkin and they suggested I buy their Belkin Wireless Range Extender Part # F5D7132. Prior to buying more parts - since I don't want to open a discount computer parts store when this is done - I downloaded the manual for this device and have read through it. I STILL CANNOT figure out how I'm supposed to hook the USB Modem into anything that will allow me to run a network.

I'd truly appreciate any help on this. I'm about at the point where I'm just going to send this stuff back to Verizon and go back to Hughes.Net.

Thanks,
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Hello, and welcome to Geeks To Go.
Your Verison card does not work as a wireless adapter, or router. It is basicly a cell phone.
This card is not designed for multiple computer users. It is intended to be used with one computer at a time.
The card is not a modem as much as it is a wireless NIC (adapter) that transmits and recieves on a cell phone frequency.
The wireless routers, and adapters usually use a 2.4 GHz frequency, not the same as for a cell phone.
I do not believe that it is possible to hook the Verizon card up to a router as you would a modem.
Please go here to read about Verizon plans.
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As I feared. The Verizon weenie gave me bad info. I guess its back to Hughe.Net for now!
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