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usb to enthernet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ALANTHAME, Jan 28, 2006.

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  1. ALANTHAME

    ALANTHAME Thread Starter

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    hi ive got ntl internet
    i want to change connection from usb to enthenet
    how do i go about this any help pleaes
    thanks alan
     
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  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you have a USB only modem and want to change to Ethernet, you need a new modem. It's not possible to convert that directly. I presume you're thinking about a broadband router and require an Ethernet connection?
     
  4. lister

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    JW, NTL is cable, and the modems come with ethernet & USB ports (& cables).

    Alan, do you have an ethernet card installed already?
    If so, turn off the modem and PC (power), and then remove the usb cable and plug in the CAT 5 Cable to the port on the PC and the Modem. Restart the modem, then when the lights stop blinking start your PC.

    If you don't have an ethernet card installed, you will need to install it (PC off), then restart to let XP install the drivers for it - or download the driver from the manufacturers website - before connecting the cable.
     
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    OK, I guess enough information to actually know what is desired would be useful. :) FWIW, I'm also moving this to networking.
     
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