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Connecting Router to DSL Modem


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Dux Bellorum

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Hello all; I'm trying to hook up my Linksys wireless router, WRT54G, to my desktop in order to create a small wireless network at home. There are several problems, however. First off, I'm using a Speedtouch DSL modem, and it doesn't seem to have an ethernet connection port to allow me to connect it to the router. Is there some way around this? Secondly, even though the modem isn't connected to the router, the router is already transmitting wireless signal, and I can receive this on my laptop, although internet access itself doesn't work yet. Is there something that has to be activated to allow this? My desktop has an onboard ethernet card, if that helps any, perhaps it can be useful in some way. Anyways, thanks in advance.
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Thirty-three views and not one reply?
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What is the product number on the modem????? Is it a 330???? Need to know that before we can do anything.
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Oh, sorry. It's an Alcatel Speedtouch USB ADSL RFC1483, according to the device manager. Hope that helps some, I'm about ready to give up.
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USB modems are most commonly used for connecting one computer to a broadband connection. In your case, you cannot use your modem with a router. In order to connect your router, you would need to get a different modem. The Speedtouch modem you would need to get is the Speedtouch 510E. It's an ethernet modem that supports routing and bridging.
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I was hoping it wasn't something like that. Why manufacture a modem that doesn't work with newer technology? Oh well, thanks for your time.
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