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Old 02-01-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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Internet through USB


How to access internet through USB?
my roomie is using internet through ethernet cable and i have to use it through USB,so how to configure the system?
 
Old 02-01-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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You'll have to tell us more about the configuration...

What is his ethernet cable connected to?---eg a router, cable modem, etc.

Why do you need to use USB?.....Does your computer not have an Ethernet port?

I believe some routers have USB ports. Here's what Google says:
http://www.google.com/search?q=route...L_enUS177US235
 
Old 02-01-2009, 11:54 AM   #3
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I guess you have a cable modem, if it is a Crypto or a Baudtec , and you are using Ubuntu ,you can try this , which is a translation of a greek tutorial : http://translate.google.com/translat...hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Last edited by andrew22; 02-01-2009 at 01:00 PM. Reason: noone can BE ubuntu , typo
 
Old 02-01-2009, 11:59 AM   #4
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I guess you have a cable modem,
Now how would you know that????? They could just have RJ-45 jacks in the wall.....

I assumed "roomie" meant college dorm.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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my roomie is using internet through ethernet cable and i have to use it through USB,so how to configure the system?
What I would do, is if you have a router, buy a switch, that way you don't have to use USB.

Oh, and without more info, that's the only answer I have for you.
 
Old 02-01-2009, 12:59 PM   #6
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Now how would you know that????? They could just have RJ-45 jacks in the wall.....
I guessed , just like you , and I enclosed help in case my guess is right.
More info -> better guesses , less info -> random guesses
 
Old 02-02-2009, 03:45 AM   #7
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My computer has an ethernet port,but the modem we are using has only one ethernet port and another USB port,so i want to know how to connect to internet in slackware?!
 
Old 02-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #8
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Is the modem set up as a router? It may simply offer two options for how to connect, but not allow use of both at the same time.

The easy solution my be to just buy a router.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 08:25 AM   #9
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My computer has an ethernet port,but the modem we are using has only one ethernet port and another USB port,so i want to know how to connect to internet in slackware?!
I think I may know the kind you are talking about. I think that modem is also a router. So what I would do, as I have done before, if you don't wanna get stuck using a USB connection for internet, buy a switch:
http://www.google.com/products/catal...tle#ps-sellers

Something like this, then attach it to the one ethernet port on the router/modem and it will provide more ethernet ports. Note that this can only be done if that modem is also a router, but in this case it must be otherwise the USB port would not be there.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 09:53 AM   #10
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I have a Cable modem with the same ports

My modem does not act as a router and as such only 1 port (usb/eth) is available at a time. I concur, buy a router.
 
  


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