Can I connect to the internet using a male to male usb cable from the usb storage port of the modem to a usb port on a PC?

by on April 1, 2013

Q: I have a Netgear N300 DGN2200v3. Can I connect to the internet using a male to male usb cable from the usb storage port of the modem to a usb port on a PC.
I was told by the seller that I could, simply by connecting it, but its not working and I can’t find how to do it if its possible.
Thanks in advance…..Tony


2 Responses to “Can I connect to the internet using a male to male usb cable from the usb storage port of the modem to a usb port on a PC?”
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    Hey Suto,
    The only thing that the USB port does on this particular device is allow you to access remote storage that is stored on the USB thumb drive. This will allow you to connect to the data that is stored on the drive from over the internet or use it as centralized storage within your network. Please read the following which can be found on page 65 of the owners manual.

    The USB port on the modem router can be used only to connect USB storage devices like flash drives or hard drives. Do not connect computers, USB modems, printers, CD drives, or DVD drives to the this USB port.

    I would suggest trying to obtain a wireless USB NIC and connect to the device over wireless network if you do not have a built in ethernet NIC installed into your computer that you’re trying to connect to the internet.

    Hope this helps.
    Fletcha

     
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    Thanks Fletcha
    I thought that would be the case. Just checking to see if there was a back door. I do have the wireless option, but my wife and I are sensitive to it and so prefer to take the wired route.
    Cheers….Tony