Wireless Broadband

  daz246 18:03 09 Nov 2003
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Dos this mean that the cable that is plugged into the back of the modem from the phone socket can be removed or wil this still be required??
thanks

  Brian-336451 18:51 09 Nov 2003

There's an ambiguous reply huh?

In order to access the internet, you won't need that cable anymore.

If, however, you wish to send a fax, you will need it - but only when you ACTUALLY want to send the fax.

If you don't fax, you could remove the modem altogether (I'm presuming that this is a desktop machine).

  graham√ 19:36 09 Nov 2003

The Broadband modem is still connected to the phone line. See a diagram click here

  daz246 21:01 10 Nov 2003

Ok now im confused, by looking at the website from graham it says that you don't need a router or anything. I have a USB modem into a desktop PC, I want to wireless network this to a laptop, to share files, printers and broadband. Both have network cards in them so is this sufficient???

  A_World_Maker 21:28 10 Nov 2003

Its good enough if all you want is a simple network (no more than 2 computers connected).. use a crossover ethernet cable to connect them.

As a side issue... did you know that you can send faxes through a broadband connection? Use symentec's fax software that comes with XP, it uses Outlooks address book to store fax numbers, and sends faxes across the internet to a server, whereby they are converted as a fax.

My advice, keep the modem installed and connected, Broadband isnt perfect. I use a click here pay as you go account, for those moments when my Broadband is down and that email just simply must go!

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