Are we talking about an internal or external modem? Cable --> External Modem --> Router --> NIC (Computer) would work. Not sure how you could do the same with an internal modem. Jim -----Original Message----- From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Elaine Sent: Monday, February 24, 2003 3:30 PM To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [pcductape] Re: Router you say your getting confused!!! well now I am I thought you said it was like this? "Well gosh, Maybe my 2 home computers are set up wrong. I have the host computer, a Windows xp unit, receiving the cable (Internet) and then the router is off the cable and my other computer, a Windows 2000 unit, is off the router. Of course I could connect 3 more computers to the router, if need be. I did not know that a router could be 1st in the chain. Carl."