hi help needed asap i have a desktop downsairs which is on internet the cable from the modem to tower is a usb port therfor the cable that came with the router does not fit into tower how can i sort this my daughter is desperate to have her computer on the internet
sorry about the punctuation. yep i bought a wireless router and theusb adapter.The boy in the shop told us to take the lead from the modem into the router,then thelead from router to pc.The cable does not fit into the socket on back of the pc tower.Am i doing it wrong?
Do you have a USB modem and have bought a separate router. If the answer above is via a BT line you may need a combined modem/router rather than separates but as Chaz10 says you will need an ethernet connection on your PC like this click here
ITS cable broadband.I have a modem that has a usb port and ethernet but it connects to my tower through the usb port as the erthnet cable does not fit. So i guess i need to get a modem /router then. I do have a Ethernet Port at the back of the tower but its very small so the Ethernet cable cant fit into it
OK you don't need to buy another modem/router but you will need to connect to the modem to the router by the ethernet cable rather than USB and an ethernet card to connect the router to your PC.
The guy at PC World should have explained that you need to connect the router to the PC first via ethernet. The USB adapter I presume is for your daughter to connect wirelessly.
The network card needs to be installed into your PC in one of the PCI slots...sounds v.complicated but really isn't that difficult. You just need to open the case and slot it in, secure it with the screws provided and unless it needs drivers that should be it.