Anyone ever use a USB to Ethernet converter?

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  1. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Alright here is the deal:

    I have satellite internet, which sucks because the receiver is usb isntead of ethernet, which means I can't use a router. So I go this converter so I could make it ethernet, and be able to use a router. I tried to test it out, and just hooked the network cable from the computer to the receiver (which had the converter in it) and nothing happened. Then I put the converter in the computer, and did a computer to computer network with the conv. and it worked just fine. Does this converter only work with a computer, or can you hook it to something such as a receiver. It is plug & play so I figured this wouldn't be a problem :hs:
     
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    Depends on how the converter is built really. If it worked comp - comp then that sounds like it could just be set up as a "patch". Basically that just means they switched some wires around inside. I've personally never had experience with them but see if there are different kinds you can get.
     
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    Doesn't Linksys have some cable/dsl modem/routers available with USB? I think they do. That might be an option - run to your favorite computer store and snag one to try out (keep the receipt in case its not compatible).

    A friend of mine had satellite 'net access. Him and his roommate tried VERY hard to get it to work with their Linksys cable/dsl router and they had a ton of problems, but I think they finally got it to go (I think). I know for a little bit they just did the Internet connection sharing thing.
     
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  5. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Ya I know it works fine with Win XP, but will it work on like a internet receiver, that has USB instead of Ethernet?
     

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