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Router setup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by erlalx, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. erlalx

    erlalx LI Guru Member

    I just purchased a Model # WRT54G, V.6. I want to be able to use my new Toshiba Notebook wireless. Instructions say to ..Put the CD into the drive before connecting any cables. This may be a dumb question, but.. Am I to put it into the notebook CD drive or load it into the desktop CD drive? Wife wants to be able to use the notebook in den or basement. Any other tips appreaciated.
  2. erlalx

    erlalx LI Guru Member

    I found out it didnt matter which drive to use for set up. Since my desktop is connected from the cable modem with a USB cable, and since I dont have an Ethernet outlet on my desktop, I cant connect the Router. Guess it's back to the store to return the router. Or am I missing something simple.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    no you cannot connect a USB modem to the Router. you need a cablemodem with an ethernet port. does it not have one?
  4. erlalx

    erlalx LI Guru Member

    Yes, My linksys Cable Modem has both USB and Ethernet ports. My desktop does not have an Ethernet port. Could I get an adapter?
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Yes, you can add either an ethernet card to a free PCI slot on the motherboard or a USB network adapter to a free USB port
  6. erlalx

    erlalx LI Guru Member

    Thanks Toxic and Esquire. I will get an USB to Ethernet adapter for desktop. I should then be able to connect the router.
  7. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    tbh your better with a PCI network card.
  8. erlalx

    erlalx LI Guru Member

    Will try and get to Wal-Mart today and pick up a Linksys Ethernet Desktop Adapter PCI card to install in desktop.
  9. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Network Guru Member

    If you're going to temporarily need an ethernet connection...I keep a little USB NIC handy in my bag of tricks..for working on PCs that don't have a NIC.

    These are very inexpensive, and work fantastic with 2K/XP...plug it in...feed the driver CD..up and running on ethernet in about 45 seconds. I've used it hundred and hundreds of times....great little device.


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