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Old 12-15-2004, 09:38 PM
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Yeah, its a different situation, I guess I cant explain it but dont worry about it cause im just gonna get a ethernet card and router like you just said and then it will be good, I just wanted to get it to work through usb just to know that it works.
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It will work thru the USB, but you have to load drivers and set it up for USB only. It won't do both at the same time, and you gotta reconfigure it to go from one to the other.

Routers are pretty cheap. Wireless routers are sometimes even cheaper than regular routers. I've got a 2 yr old Linksys BEFW11 802.11b wireless router I'd part with pretty cheap. I'm using 802.11g these days. I even have a signal booster to go with the 802.11b that it still cellophane wrapped in its original box. Not sure what kind of coverage area you need, but with the booster your neighbors on all 4 sides of you can probably connect via your setup (you can lock them out of course).
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Yeah, its a different situation, I guess I cant explain it but dont worry about it cause im just gonna get a ethernet card and router like you just said and then it will be good, I just wanted to get it to work through usb just to know that it works.
First off if you need a card I have too many laying around you can have one + shipping.
I understand what you are having problems with and might be able to help.

Do you have drivers for the USB to Ethernet device/converter?
When you hook up to the USB port does the computer say new hardware found?
If we can get you past this and show a signal in Network connections then your ISP provider can help you the rest of the way.
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Old 12-16-2004, 03:52 PM
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First off if you need a card I have too many laying around you can have one + shipping.
I understand what you are having problems with and might be able to help.

Do you have drivers for the USB to Ethernet device/converter?
When you hook up to the USB port does the computer say new hardware found?
If we can get you past this and show a signal in Network connections then your ISP provider can help you the rest of the way.

Yeah I have the drivers from Charter, yeah it did say new hardware found and I already went through that process.

But its okay im just buying a router and ethernet card tonight, well actually my friend says he has one that he forgot to give me--so if he has one ill just get his!

Thanks everyone,

Sorry for the confusion.
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what OS are you using on the old computer?
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Yeah I figured that, oh well, nothing much I can do when the computer is that old!!

Thats why I love my laptops cause they got xp!
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