Long time no post. Anyway, I have a slight modem related problem which I hope somebody can help with.
I have recently moved home. I own a router, which I purchased whilst receiving cable BB in my previous home, to which I connected my modem via ethernet. I now have a BT(spit) line and my new ISP has provided me with a modem which doesn't have an ethernet connection.
Is there anyway I can connect my modem to my router?
Is there such a thing as a USB to ethernet converter?
A friend brought round a cable modem which he owns and said there exists a device to convert an RJ11(45? normal phone line) to a cable connection. Anyone heard of that? where can I find one?
With ADSL, you need to use a combined "Router/ADSL Modem". The reason for this is that ADSL in the UK uses PPPoA protocol (PPP over Asynchronous Transfer Mode) and "stand-alone" routers, as used with Cable Broadband, normally only support PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet). In any event, you cannot use a USB modem with a router.
I believe that it is possible, but EXTREMELY difficult, to set up a stand-alone (Cable/DSL) router with a separate ADSL modem that supports an ethernet connection. The problem, as already mentioned, is the need for PPPoA protocol which your router won't support.
The Linksys modem that Tim1964 links to would be fine for connecting directly to a PC, but introduce the router and you have the problem.
I really would urge you to get the kit that is best suited to the task in the first place - a combined Router/ADSL Modem. Otherwise, apart from tearing your hair out, it could well end up costing you more to sort it all out later.