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theshield
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  Hello to All , I have a ?  I would like to connect a Ethernet USB 3.0 Adapter to gain some speed , however, this connects from the tower to the modem which of coarse disables my whole home wifi since I will not be able to connect the modem to the router .  Is there any way possible , to add a device or change something to work around this ?

 

Thank You

 

Hank
Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: Wireless

> [...] I would like to connect a Ethernet USB 3.0 Adapter [...]

   To _what_?

> [...] to gain some speed , [...]

   Compared with what?

> [...] however, this connects from the tower [...]

   What is "this"?  What is your "the tower"?

> [...] to the modem [...]

   What is your "the modem"?  Why should anything other than your
router's WAN/Internet port connect to your modem?  Why would this
(unspecified) "Ethernet USB 3.0 Adapter" connect to anything other than
a LAN Ethernet port on your router?

> [...] which of coarse disables my whole home wifi since I will not be
> able to connect the modem to the router .

   You lost me.  What, exactly, is connected to what, exactly, now?
What are you proposing to change how?

   What is the actual problem which you are trying to solve?

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theshield
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Re: Wireless

  I have Charter Spectrum Internet 200mbps subscribed , but I only have a 100mbps card reader in hp pavilion 500-a60 . I do avg 96.3mbps , but I wanted to bump it up . A friend loaned me a Ethernet USB 3.0 Ethernet adapter, however it has to connect to the only 3.0 port I have on the back of my desktop, then I connect my cat 6 cable to the USB and the other end to the Charter Arris Modem . This , got me up to 160mbps on Ethernet speed , but with it is  connected this way , I then can not connect my modem to the Wan port on my router , as a result I loose my whole home wifi . The Ethernet USB adapter is required to be connected to the modem . I just wonderd , if there was a way to get whole home wifi , if the modem is not connected to the Wan port on the router. Perhaps, I could install a separate system .

Hank
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antinode
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Re: Wireless

> [...] I only have a 100mbps card reader in hp pavilion 500-a60 . [...]

   "card reader"?  Ethernet adapter?  ("m" = "milli", "M" = "mega".
100Mb/s?)

   HP claims that the motherboard in this thing has "1 PCI Express
half-length mini card socket".  I'd look for a (cheap) gigabit Ethernet
card which would fit into that (assuming that it's not already in use).

      https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03786042

> [...] then I connect my cat 6 cable to the USB and the other end to
> the Charter Arris Modem . [...]

   Why?

> [...] Why would this (unspecified) "Ethernet USB 3.0 Adapter" connect
> to anything other than a LAN Ethernet port on your router?

   Still wondering.

> [...] The Ethernet USB adapter is required to be connected to the
> modem . [...]

   Says who?

> [...] I just wonderd , if there was a way to get whole home wifi , if
> the modem is not connected to the Wan port on the router.

   No.  Connect the modem to the WAN/Internet port on the router.
Connect any other Ethernet cable to a LAN port on the router.  It's not
complicated.

> [...] Perhaps, I could install a separate system .

   Not a good idea, whatever it means.

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