How to connect to a router via usb
wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 05:15:53 GMT 2009
On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 21:10 -0500, uriah heep wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 6:04 AM, David Fletcher <dave at thefletchers.net>
> On Wednesday 02 December 2009 04:04:41 uriah heep wrote:
> > The router-modem provided by my dsl provider has only 2
> inputs Ethernet and
> > usb. I have Kubuntu 9.10 on both my main computer and my
> Acer 4730
> > notebook*. I would like to be able to use both on the modem
> but Kubuntu
> > will not see the modem. Can someone point me to some info on
> how to do this
> > I have googled without success and I am still a newbie in
> > (everything in the 4730 works without problems with Kubuntu
> if you are in
> > the market for an entry level laptop)
> You should use a router/switch to do this. I think what you
> need to look for
> is something called a cable/DSL router.
> Possible alternative:- Are you connecting via ADSL down the
> 'phone line or are
> you using cable like me, which I'm told uses a spare channel
> on the Virgin
> Media TV cable?
> If it's ADSL, and if you know the user ID and password to log
> in to the ADSL
> service, you should be able to use any ADSL
> modem/router/switch instead of
> the supplied unit. That way, you'd only have the one unit
> consuming power and
> less boxes.
> Sometimes you can get these units for nothing through the
> organisation. I did this for one of my friends, by flashing a
> Sky TV branded
> Netgear ADSL modem/router and setting it up for her service
> I was trying to avoid buying another piece of equipment. What
> I have is the one piece modem (dsl) provided by the phone
> company it has Ethernet and usb. Windows (xp) will see both
> connections Kubuntu will not see the usb. How can I get
> Kubuntu to see the modem on usb. My sister has the same
> service and her ethernet quit so I set up her windows computer
> to operate the modem via usb. It then occurred to me that I
> wanted to be do the same with kubuntu
> I like to retask old or unused equipment but I now live in a very
> backwards rural area (S GA) and have to buy off the net there is no
> used equipment availability here.
> I don't have to have this but I would like to know how to do it.
Heck just head down to Wally Mart and get an inexpensive 4 port ethernet
hub. Just plug it in and off you go. I doubt it would be more than $20.
I've got a plain jane hub plugged into my satellite modem and didn't
have to configure nuttin' ... I have three computers ethernet'ed to it.
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