USB/PANTECH UM-175

IM USING A PANTECH UM-175 FROM ALTELL FOR INTERNET .I WANT TO USE IT ON 2 COMPUTERS ,HOW WOULD I SET THIS UP ?OR ISNT IT POSIBLE TO RUN 2 COMPUTERS AT ONCE ON THE INTERNET WITH THIS PRODUCT ?
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  1. Not familiar with the Pantech -- but let's assume that it's a simple ADSL or Cable modem which attaches to computer by USB.

    1) You could link the second computer to the first by Windows Internet Connection Sharing and a crossover ethernet cable. It's not an option I would choose because both computer have to be running and ICS seems a little flaky.

    2) Replace the Pantech with a modem/router* appropriate to your connection (ADSL or Cable) so ask your Internet Provider before buying -- they may have a recommendation and can guide you on setting up the new device to match the ISP's required settings.

    *Confusingly modem/routers are simply called routers and most now come with wireless at very little extra cost -- which adds flexibility.
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