Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:21 PM
Another alternative would be to connect your modem to your computer using an Ethernet cable with RJ45 plugs (if your computer has a Network Interface Card (NIC) and your modem has a jack for an RJ45 Ethernet connection). That will free-up one USB port on the computer for the new printer.
In general, if you have the choice/alternative/capability (as described above), it is better to connect the internet modem to the computer using the Ethernet connection rather than the USB connection. Additionally, if your computer does not now have a NIC but it does have an empty PCI slot on the motherboard, NIC's are very inexpensive.