I have been sent to you on this forum from Absolute Beginners. Hope you can help.
I have just acquired a wireless modem/router etec conexant pt-3818. In the installation instructions, such as they are, they recommend using the ethernet connection to install the router. But when I connect up using the ethernet cable my pc (WinXP) does not see the router. It does see it when I make the USB connection. Is it alright to do the setup using USB do you think?
Also I have been recommended to have the host computer hardwired on ethernet (for fast broadband connection for interative webgames.) If I install using USB will the ethernet connection work?
Someone has pointed me to the etec website to download Firmware updates - but the two there seem to be USB drivers not ethernet. Also I have seen absolute horror stories on other forums about etec firmware for this particular router.