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Wireless networking

I am looking to wirelessly network my house and I have a basic knowledge of networking and can program it.

My question is based on the ports use. When you get the package, it comes with an rj-11 a modem and then something that comes out the router and into the male USB.

How do I connect this to the router?

1. Will the router have a port for the rj-11 to go into?

2. Or will I have to get a USB to rj-45 converter?



  • Getting Started with LANs

Re: Wireless networking

Hi Chris,

Basically your router should have ethernet RJ-45 ports in it.

If it is acting as an ADSL modem as well then it will have an RJ-11 port to connect to your phone line that your DSL is on.

If you have a seperate wireless access point then this should have RJ-45 ports. Connect this to your router with an ethernet cable.

Your PC should be connected to your router by RJ-45. Or you can just connect wirelessly.

If you have a USB connection on your router this would typically be to connect a DSL or cable modem to your PC directly. This would require you to install software on your PC. I would try to avoid this. Be sure to use the router to share the internet connection as this is what they do best.

I might be off the mark here. Feel free to post more info on the gear and internet service you are using.



New Member

Re: Wireless networking

Hi Tim,

That did help a lot as i was unsure about the way to go about connecting it all up, i think your suggestion - connecting the RJ-11 to the router (for the internet access) and then connecting everything else wirelessly or via the RJ-45 provided would be the best solution.

I don't currently have any of the equipment in front of me as i am studying at university and have to do this for my parents when i get home.

I should be able to get this done, if not i will be back on here asking more questions.


Chris Noon