Connecting using a router and two computers

I have a desktop I use for work and I have a modem that I use along with it. My modem has one ethernet slot that is being used. I have a usb port not being used. I want to buy a router so I can use it for my laptop. How can I connect a router to my modem? Also, will the router add any sort of files to my work computer?
Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Dec 13, 2012
Edited Dec 13, 2012
You will not need the USB. Connect the one output of the modem to the input of the router via Ethernet then connect each computer's Ethernet to one of the router's outputs. Local area networking will have to be set up if you want to pass files between the two computers. Otherwise it will work like two computers with their own Internet connection. If you want to make sure they don't get mixed, turn off file sharing on the hard drives for both machines.
Answered Dec 14, 2012

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