View Full Version : How do I connect a USB DSL modem to a router?
07-04-2001, 12:41 AM
Wondering if someone could help me out here. I have a USB DSL modem and two computers. I want to get a DSL/Cable router so I can share my internet connection w/ the two computers. Does anybody out there know if there's some sort of USB converter so I could plug it into the router? Thanks.
07-04-2001, 12:55 AM
there IS a ethernet to usb adapter... it might work the other way around.
07-04-2001, 03:33 PM
That's what I was hoping for, a usb to ethernet converter. But I haven't been able to find one anywhere. I was hoping someone here would know where I could get one.
07-05-2001, 03:24 PM
what brand/model modem?
yeah, I got one of those from PacBell DSL, and I couldn't figure any way around it. I think you might have to get a different DSL modem
07-06-2001, 01:43 PM
sorry but I am pretty sure you can't.
you need dsl to nic card modem.
07-07-2001, 12:40 AM
yeah... I don't think you can do that. Better get a different modem
07-07-2001, 05:47 AM
my friend recently got pacbell dsl, he got the shitty usb dsl modem....anyway, I told him to call pacbell and say that he didn't have any pci ports(a lie to avoid getting an internal modem) or usb ports( to avoid getting a usb modem) and that all he had was a ethernet card that had to stay in his computer...I told him to ask for a ethernet Wan modem like the Alcatel 1000 and they swapped him the usb modem for a ethernet DSL one...it works fine with his linksys router.
07-07-2001, 12:12 PM
Why not just use ICS ? Works for me. :)
07-07-2001, 07:34 PM
You could probably set up a 'puter as your firewall with the modem hooked into it and then hook that 'puter up to your router. I don't know if you have any spare computers laying around, though. Just a thought.
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