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Connecting a Linksys Wireless-N to a webstar modem


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#1 Richard Michael

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:02 PM

I wonder if someone could help me please. Firstly my knowledge of computers is rock bottom. I have a desktop computer connected to broadband via a webstar cable modem. All the connections work absolutely fine. So that I could run a wireless system at home with a couple of laptops I bought a Linksys Wireless-N router Model WAG160N after doing quite a lot of internet research to find a good one. The problem is that the connection at the back of the modem is an erthernet connection and the connection at the back of the router is DSL. Should I be able to buy an adaptor for ethernet to DSL?

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

I bought a Linksys Wireless-N router Model WAG160N after doing quite a lot of internet research to find a good one. The problem is that the connection at the back of the modem is an erthernet connection and the connection at the back of the router is DSL.


Seems like you would have caught that during your research. I have not seen an adapter for that situation. Plenty of adapters for ethernet to USB to hook up a computer with USB to an ethernet port, but they require software install, the adapter doesn't actually do the conversion. IMHO, see if your cable company offers a real modem with ethernet. Cable modems are easy to swap. Even if you did find an adapter, your throughput would be hobbled by the USB.

Edited by dpunisher, 07 March 2009 - 01:44 PM.

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