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I currently have a wireless modem. It is possible to connect all of my desktops to the internet with a usb broadband modem. I have a usb wireless adapter connected to them already.
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We need brand and model numbers of your network devices.
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I have not bought the usb wireless modem yet, I wanted to make sure it was possible to use it to network with all my pc's first. I was looking to buy the Cricket USB modem. I have 2 generic network adapters and they work fine with my current modem and router
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I didn't realize you were talking about a cellular modem. I have not used them. And I note there are several models so we would probably need the exact one you are looking.

That said, note your network is established by your router.
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Are you saying it depends on the cellular modem? And as long as I have a router it can be done even though the modem is not connected to the router? (don't know much about this stuff)
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I am saying that a network is created when you connect one or more computers to a router. From there, the router must be connected to a "gateway" device to the Internet. The gateway device is typically a modem.

Note that we are talking about discrete, independent network devices - even though they may be inside the same box. A router has only one input and one output. Most routers, however, have a 4-port Ethernet "switch" inside the same box. But "technically" the router and the switch are two separate devices.

There is no such thing as a "wireless router" - that is a marketing term. A "wireless router" is just a router, 4-port switch, AND a wireless access point (WAP) inside the same box.

So my "guess" is you connect your computers to your router, then your router to the modem.
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