Posted 30 March 2006 - 10:59 PM
What model of surfboard do you have? According to the Motorola product guide for the 5101 for example, you can use both the USB port and the ethernet port on the cable-modem so you should be able to leave your PC connection as it was and add the wireless router to the ethernet port. Your PC and wireless laptops should then be able to share the internet connection but I'm not sure if you could network the PCs that way. If your not planning on sharing files or printers then that doesn't matter.
See User Guide for SB5101
If you do want to share resources then you're best bet is to install a PCI network card and connect to the wireless router with a plain old Cat5e patch cable. You can get USB<->Ethernet adaptors and also USB<->wireless adaptors but a lot of people have trouble with them (the wireless ones anyway) so I'm not going to recommend that.
Edit: Not all ISPs allow multiple computers connected so you should check with them like Acklan
Edited by Rimmer, 30 March 2006 - 11:03 PM.
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