[ubuntu-uk] USB Network Cables

LeeGroups mailgroups at varga.co.uk
Fri Aug 8 19:01:16 BST 2008

>> Her current setup is an old desktop connected via an USB ADSL modem to the
>> internet - it doesn't have a working ethernet card and she doesn't want to
>> put one in as "it's too fragile" - the machine not her I hasten to add.  And
>> as we'll both need to be on the internet at the same time, networking is
>> called for.
> Could you get a USB wireless adaptor and wireless ADSL router, both of 
> which are cheap to get hold of anyway, that her PC doesn't need to be 
> opened up, all it needs is some drivers installing.
> Otherwise, an ADSL router and USB to Ethernet adaptor would probably do 
> the job.  Something like this... http://www.ebuyer.com/product/52599
> Assuming she's running Windows 98 or higher, if she wants to keep the 
> USB modem, adding a USB to Ethernet adaptor will probably allow you to 
> use Internet Connection Sharing so that you can connect your machine to 
> her PC (using a crossover cable or CAT5 switch/hub) and then her PC will 
> act as a gateway to the internet.
Probably cheaper si just a Plexus adsl router from ebuyer.com. It has a 
USB socket on the back, which plugs into a PC usb socket creating a 
wired usb ethernet connection. Much less hassle and faster on older PCs....


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