DSL Modem has a USB connection.

Hello All -

I have a Win2K Server, two Win2K Pro and one Win98 machine at home. I have a DSL connection coming from a Alcatel Modem that has a USB connector at the end of it.

How can I share the connection? I have a FR314 Netgear router I'd like to use, but all connections are for Cat5. Do I put the USB connection from the modem into my Server and then use the other USB connector on the server to connect to a USB hub (or run from the NIC the server has) back to the router? Will this keep all connected?

(The tricky part is the fact the modem has USB and not a Cat5)

Thanks

rb
routerboy309Asked:
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gmichelsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
UGH...USB modems.  :-)

What you suggest should work as long as the server is online. Your network will rely on that server to keep it connected. Your router will simply be a much glorified hub in this case. You'll need to set your server as your default gateway out for the other boxes.

If you can get an adapter to plug your USB modem into the router directly, that would be the better solution but I haven't seen an adapter with the OTHER end of the USB plug on it, yet. If you do find this, then your router can be your gateway out.

Good luck!
 
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gmichelsCommented:
You may need to set up ICS or configure your server to act as a router (enable IP forwarding).

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routerboy309Author Commented:
Thanks - at this point, I'll try anything.

rb
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