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    cj1129 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    May 22, 2007, 11:45 AM
    USB adapter for notebook?
    My mom has an older laptop that does not have a USB port. Is there an adapter that can be purchased to be able to use USB line to modem?
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    HVAC888 Posts: 674, Reputation: 75
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    May 22, 2007, 11:59 AM
    What do you mean by USB line to modem?

    Are you trying to connect a modem to your laptop via USB?

    What kind of modem is this? DSL? Cable? You should use an ethernet connection instead.

    In any case, you need to find a PC card / PCMCIA usb adapter. Like this for example.
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    cj1129 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    May 22, 2007, 12:43 PM
    Thanks for the help. The USB line that came with the DSL modem (from the internet service provider) is what I meant. It also has the ethernet line with the modem. However, there is no place to plug either one into the notebook. It has plug-ins for a mouse, printer, etc. but no USB port or ethernet plug-in.

    I assume the adapter you mentioned will do the trick. Thanks again!
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    Nov 6, 2007, 01:43 AM
    Why do you have to connect your USB to an extension cord if it can work when plugged in directly?

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