Netgear USB+Modem router = Share CABLE connection?

  JJeff 18:36 02 May 09
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I have a Netgear DG834GT wireless modem router for machine 1 and a WG111T usb adapter to connect machine 2 to the router.

Now however we have a cable connection, and this is an ADSL router, so there's no way to use it as a modem right?


Here's my setup;

Computer 1 has cable internet access
Computer 2 has nothing

Since the router and usb adapter can communicate, but the router is ADSL so won't work with my cable connection, is there a way to put the router on Computer 2 and somehow have it take the role of the USB adapter, to connect to the USB adapter on computer 1 which will be taking the role of the router?

So Computer 1 (with internet access) connects to the router on Computer 2, "feeding" it a connection to the internet?

No idea if this is possible... does anyone?

  mgmcc 21:10 02 May 09

DON'T try to use your combined ADSL Modem/Router with Cable broadband, because it just won't work. Its WAN port is a phone connection - you need a "Cable/DSL Router", which doesn't incorporate a Modem, and which has an ethernet WAN port for connection directly to the Virgin Cable Modem's ethernet port.

If you don't want to buy a Cable/DSL Router, you can connect the two computers directly, either with a *crossover* ethernet cable or in an "Ad Hoc" wireless network, and then enable "Internet Connection Sharing" on the actual internet connection (modem connection) in the PC that is online.

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