Help! DSL/Cable router with ADSL modem

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ray_gillespie, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Hi everyone,
    I know this is an incredibly long shot, and I'm not expecting much here, but I have this DSL/Cable router which I used a long time ago with NTL. I have just ordered ADSL broadband from Virgin.net, which comes with this ADSL modem. Here's the billion dollar question then:
    Is there any way on God's earth that I will be able to connect the modem to the router, or am I doomed to ICS until I buy an ADSL modem/router?
    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Since that is a USB modem, there's no way on God's earth (or in hell for that matter), no. Not unless the router just happens to have a USB port on the WAN side (chanses are small, but the info was very sparse). So I suggest you get another modem if you can. :)
     
  3. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Yeah I didn't even think about the fact that this modem had just a USB connection. Oh well.
    Thanks anyway.
     
  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    If you still have the old modem, then you could try it instead. Or contact Virgin.net and see if they could give u an ethernet modem instead.
     
  5. Scooter

    Scooter Random Apple Dude

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    OORRRR if you feel confdident

    http://www.google.co.uk/

    and search up USB to RJ45 adapter

    though a new ethernet modem might be a better choice in teh matter