davecooper 13:18 01 Jan 09

I have been bought a router fitted with RJ45 LAN sockets only. My modem has a USB connection only. Can I use these together?

  100andthirty 16:20 01 Jan 09

short answer is "no!"

would be best to try and swap router for a combined modem router

  Charence 19:02 01 Jan 09

but it would also involve your PC.

The USB modem would be connected to the computer, allowing that computer to go online. Assuming you have a LAN port on that computer, you can choose to share your internet connection.

The wired router will be connected to the computer and it will allow other computers in your house to access the internet via the computer with the USB modem.

Disadvantage: computer with the USB modem will have to be connected to the internet for any other computers to access the internet

  DieSse 17:25 05 Jan 09

"I have been bought a router fitted with RJ45 LAN sockets only."

Exact name/model number please - so that we know what you've actually got.

  DieSse 17:27 05 Jan 09

Most domestic Routers are in fact modem/routers - otherwise it would be called a Switch.

  davecooper 19:10 05 Jan 09

It is a Sitecom Broadband Router 54g with built in 4 port switch.

  DieSse 19:48 05 Jan 09

This is, as I suspected, all you need - and replaces the modem.

You can connect your systems to it via wired LAN or wireless LAN.

Your systems need an Ethernet port, or a wireless facility. Most recent systems already have a LAN port (and most recent laptops/netbooks) have wireless). If you need a card or such in your existing system to give you a LAN port - let us know what type of system you've got.

Then the router connects to your ADSL line directly.

It may just work right away. If not ask again.

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