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September 7, 2004 7:52:33 PM

I think it's finally about time I got my home PCs connected to my ADSL through a router rather than using ICS. However, I'm a little puzzled as to what I need. I currently have 2 PCs (specs in sig). My net connection is ADSL and provided through a Fujitsu FDX310 ADSL modem. This is connected to the phoneline using a typical 'modem type' cable (RJ11???). The modem is connected to my desktop PC via USB.

I currently have at my disposal a Linksys WRT54G switch. The port for connection to the Internet is a typical Ethernet port.

So my question is, how am I supposed to connect the router to the Internet provision? Is there just a cable I need that goes from modem plug to Ethernet plug (FDX310 to WRT54G)? Or is the solution somehting else entirely?

I'm not at all new to networking, but it's the first time I've attempted to share 'Home Internet' type stuff.

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September 7, 2004 8:13:45 PM

you need an RJ45 Cat-5 cable (see <A HREF="http://ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pdf/wrt54g_ug.pdf" target="_new">page 6 of the manual0</A> to connect from the DSL modem to the router. It's the same cable as is now going from the DSL modem to your PC. So you need to buy another one to go from the router to your PC (you already have one going to the other PC).

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September 7, 2004 8:26:29 PM

But the modem doesn't have an RJ45 port, only the typical modem cable type port

[Edit: And the cable from the modem to the PC is USB, not Ethernet]

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September 7, 2004 8:50:00 PM

Ok I'm starting to think that the WRT54G won't fulfil my needs (good job it's works and not mine) and that I need something more like this <A HREF="http://www.linksys.com/international/product.asp?coid=6..." target="_new"> BEFDSR41W</A> - a combined ADSL modem and router (the port on the back of it looks more like what I connect directly to my phone line rather than a normal ethernet port).

Anyone agree?

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September 8, 2004 4:42:33 AM

Yes, that should work nicely.

I was also sent a usb modem when I got dsl so I didn't have many options when purchasing a router. The all in one units work fine.

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September 8, 2004 12:19:52 PM

man it really sucks that you only have a USB port on your ADSL modem...

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