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Old 12-31-2003, 05:48 AM   #1
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Will an ethernet router work?

I have partitioned my hard drive on my windows xp pc and now have redhat9 running next to it. I am having problems configuring my fujitsu fdx310 adsl modem to work. I have been told by someone that i would be better off getting an ethernet router. It is my understanding that an ethernet router would only work if you had 2 separate computers. Am i right? If this would work can anyone tell me how tricky it would be to set up and point me in the right direction.

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I have a 4 port hub connecting 2 pcs to an ethernet cable modem - it needed no extra configuration after plugging it in. If your adsl modem is ethernet, it should work with no problems directly connected to your pc. The only configuration you should need is if your isp needs you to change any dns settings.
Old 12-31-2003, 06:20 AM   #3
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A router is really simple it takes your ADSL or Cable connection and just shares it. you can have one computer or four computers or however many your router supports. If you're looking for an easy router that's inexpensive, and of course has built-in firewall I recommend the D-link DI-604. good luck

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Question: How is your ADSL modem connected to your PC?
Is it through a NIC (Ethernet) or is is it USB or serial?
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It is connected through usb
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A router will not work in your case. Check to see if your modem is supported. If not you might be forced into getting a modem with a regular RJ45 interface.


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