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Discussion in 'Networking' started by e503, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. e503

    e503 Thread Starter

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    I bought a d link router (I think its DI 614P?). I hooked it up to my computer (XP). Seemed to go okay...much better than the HP router i had- i can connect with no problem.. My daughter has a computer with ME on it. I have a Belkin usb network adapter. I installed it on her computer. I can't get her computer on the internet. I have spent way too much time trying to get this together, can someone please tell me how to set it up on ME? I dont have a clue why its not working. thanks,
    elise
     
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    Well, first off, the Belkin USB adapter is suspect. I'd buy a real PCI Ethernet card, they're a much better choice for networking. You can have a Netgear NIC for less than $20, I've used them for years with 100% success. USB is not designed for networking, and even if you get past the driver issues, you may still have problems if you use other USB devices on that computer.
     
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    Thanks. since i am going to buy a new one, which should I buy? (Or did you say in your previous message?)
     
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    I use Netgear, but most any PCI NIC would be better than a USB connection. :)
     
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