Hi there. I am currently connecting an XP-based home made PC through the Sagem USB modem supplied 3-4 years ago by Tiscali. Today I bought a Belkin "High Speed Mode Wireless G Router with Built-in USB Print Server (802.11g 2.4ghz)". I was attracted by the fact that it has a USB port to allow direct connection of a printer and also has 4 ports. I am also running an Apple eMac (Joy!) and my wife's school laptop. I wanted several ports as I don't even want to think about making the Apple wireless as I had enough problems setting it up for a cable connection. When I opened the box I discovered that the feed from the modem is an RJ45 ethernet connection. My Sagem modem feeds out via USB. Is there any way around this or do I need to swap the router for one with either a built in modem or a USB feed? I am reasonably computer literate (built my pc etc) but totally new to Wireless. Any help would be appreciated. Router can be viewed at click here=
Cheers again. Yeah the line was originally rented from BT but I now have an all inclusive rental, broadband and phone package. Any modem router you can recommend for about £50? Ideally available from PC World so I can swap this one? I don't really want to wait for a mail order one. Thanks again.
Cheers Spuds. I'm having real fun and games today! I bought two of the routers, one for me and one for my dad. My dad still runs Windows 98 so I'm having to manually configure his machine. I have set up my router and can connect my main pc to the net. I have 2 XP laptops that can see the wireless network but can't access the internet etc via it. I have an Apple eMac that I daren't even consider yet but will probably just connect by cable. The only machine that can actually access the internet through the network at the moment is my smartphone (an HTC Touch, very nice bit of kit)! Any advice would really be appreciated. Cheers