Switcher requires some tech help/advice

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Farinmail I, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    #1
    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!).

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors G4

    Applespider

    #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.
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    #3
    This one.
     

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