|Quoting Aak777 (Thread starter):|
So do I connect my usb/dsl modem to this router, and from the router to my PC through the Ethernet cable?
Yes, you connect the router to the modem using standard (CAT5) network cable. Plug the cable into the "internet" socket of the router and the corresponding socket of the modem. You won't be using the USB connection to the modem anymore. I've taken a brief look at the data sheet of that router, you may have to connect it to your PC
via USB for configuration. All other computers can connect via LAN or WLAN. If feasible, you might want to consider buying a router which already includes the modem - one less box to find a place for.
Finally, I can wholeheartedly recommend DSL hardware made by AVM
. I've been using one of their (rather basic) WLAN routers since May or June 2005, never had a problem with it. You connect the stuff, enter your access data, set your settings and it works... presumably, just like a Mac.
About a month ago, I installed and configured another router including LAN, WLAN, VoIP and a USB host. It's connected to an (also newly-bought) ISDN system made by you-know-who and my first priority was getting a fully automated setup that doesn't confuse my hardly technologically inclined parents yet still uses all the advantages of VoIP plus ISDN. It took substantial time and concentration, but very little frustration, and now it works flawlessly.
In short, all AVM interfaces I've ever used were mostly self-explanatory and made config work a pleasure rather than a hassle. Their hardware and firmware include lots of useful features which, once configured, need just about zero maintenance. All firmware upgrades I've done have gone seamlessly and included some sort of improved functionality. If you can get your hands on AVM hardware for a reasonable price, buy it.
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