Yes, you can use an "ethernet" connection - the connectors are sometimes referred to as RJ-45 types. Your broadband modem may have a suitable output (most do, but there are some USB - only modems). Your PC will need a network interface card, if it does not already have one built into the m/board.
Hi, you could try here click here for a card. I use a BT voyager 205 (purchased from the BT shop) router which can be connected either way. I use ethernet and it's the best move I've made. Hope it helps, regards, yaesu
Thank you for the links,men,I will pass them on to him tonight.The story is that he runs a business and had a dial-up account with AOL which served his home and office.Last week he bought a new computer and changed his account to broadband.He suddenly rang me and said his office computer would not connect to the net.I realised that AOL had stopped his dial-up which affected the office.I gave him a spare BT modem I had and then he discovered he had nowhere to plug it in as his elderly office machine has no usb ports,so we have to find a way around it,or he will have to join the modern world and spend some of his ill gotten gains on a new office computer.Once again,thants for the advice.
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