|Aug 26, 2004, 06:04 AM||#1|
Switcher requires some tech help/advice
I've recently switched from a PC to a new 15" Powerbook and have a query about wireless internet. I got connected to Broadband, but my ISP (BT) only supplied me with a (free) USB modem. How do I connect this to my Airport Base Station? Can I buy a lead to connect the USB plug into an ethernet-ended cable to go into the Base Station, or do I need to get a new modem (if so, what sort?). I'm not sure if i need an ADSL Router or an ADSL Modem (with RJ45 Ethernet port). I though that the Airport Base Station was a router (is it? - what is the difference, if not?). Can I avoid buying another modem?
Great machine and operating system - I wish I'd switched ages ago (Always wanted a Mac and thought about buying one when PowerPC first came out!).
|Aug 26, 2004, 06:07 AM||#2|
See the thread in the forum about broadband and wireless (it's directly under this one at the moment!)
Basically, the free USB modem probably won't work with your base station - unless it's got an ethernet port (unlikely with most of the free ones). You need to get an ADSL modem that has a ethernet port on it so you can plug that into your base station.
The other thread has some details of an ADSL modem for £30 or so that will do the job.
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