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jb14075

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I'm getting ready to hook up my HR22-100 to the internet via ethernet cable but Ive seen/read conflicting reports on the internet about this so I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction before I buy something I don't need or something that isn't going to work. Here is my situation ...........

My computer & HR22 are in the same room so I can run an ethernet cable to the HR22, the problem I have is that my modem (from Time Warner for Roadrunner internet & digital phone) only has one out port for an ethernet cable. Currently the ethernet cable runs to the computer, the only other ports on the back of the modem are 1- phone line to the phone & an unused USB "B" style port.

My question is this ......... can I run a USB "B" to "A" cable from the modem to the HR22 to get this to work or do I need to buy a router & connect via an ethernet cable? In place of a router is it possible to use an ethernet switch?
 

Big Dawg 23

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You will need to buy a router. They are cheap and easy to set up. Life will be easier for you in the future. Not to mention the added security if set correct with a router.
 

jdspencer

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What model cable modem do you have? I ask because some models have a router built in. If so, then all you need is an ethernet switch.
 

jb14075

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What model cable modem do you have? I ask because some models have a router built in. If so, then all you need is an ethernet switch.


The only info on it is Arris Touchstone Telephony Modem, under the Ethernet port it says 10/100. It was provided by Time Warner Cable when I had Roadrunner internet & digital phone hooked up.
 

wildbill129

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The only info on it is Arris Touchstone Telephony Modem, under the Ethernet port it says 10/100. It was provided by Time Warner Cable when I had Roadrunner internet & digital phone hooked up.

Based on what I have read on your modem you can do either. Unless you have the desire to have wireless in your house, buy a switch. You can get 10/100 switches for $20 at Newegg or even at Best Buy.
 
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