USB modem limiting my choice of wireless router

  gfunk 23:05 29 Aug 2006
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Hello guys and gals,

I've just bought a Qosmio F30 notebook primarily for wireless usage.
I have an account with Tiscali using a Sagem Fast 800 modem. The modem is connected to my current PC via a USB port.
I want a good quality MIMO or Pre-n router for the best/fastest connection. Unfortunately all the routers I have seen are all ethernet connections.
So here are my questions:

1. Is there a good quality USB router out there?

2. Can you get an adapter from USB to ethernet?

3. Can I ditch my modem and obtain a combined modem router without ballsing up my internet connection?

4. Are there any other suggestions.

I had a look on Tiscalis site and there was a 54mbs USB router for £90 which they sell (I'm assuming this is one of the reasons they chose the USB connection...)

Any advice would most appreciated.

  Strawballs 23:10 29 Aug 2006

You will need a modem/router combination,
click here this is an example but other good makes are linksys, Dlink and belkin

  ade.h 23:17 29 Aug 2006

Er.... that would be because ADSL users require an ADSL modem/router! click here click here and see my post of Mon, [email protected]:21 for specific product advice. If you want a Pre-n router - which I would NOT recommend at this particular time except for the impatient because Ratified 802.11n is pretty close now - then MIMO is highly advantageous. I would suggest either the WAG54GX2 click here or the 8630 click here

  chrissy2005 23:25 29 Aug 2006

I have just bought a dynamode adsl combined router and modem.£49.00 from a local computer shop.It works very well.I use my old usb modem on another upstairs computer without a wireless capability when the modem/router is off.The laptop has a wireless card and I use that with the router.So far it's all very satisfactory.

  Strawballs 23:47 29 Aug 2006

Chrissy I would ask 1 question what security (encryption) does it support.

  gfunk 23:14 30 Aug 2006

Thanks guys, gonna go with ADSL wireless router, advice appreciated, kudos to you all.

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