no patience for "cutesy" format

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Need wifi. have via sat surbeam 2 sattelite modem. purchased Belkin N450 router. problem is, no port at back of modem for belkin router eithernet cable
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moses chalmers

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Knight Rider

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I assure you there is an Ethernet port on the back of the modem for the wireless router to connect to. Now as far as your cutesy comment, if you read over the documentation that Exede sends you prior to install it shows you how to hook everything up.
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The ethernet cable connector is on the back of the Surfbeam 2 modem, in the middle, above the connection for the power supply cable. See page 2 in the Surfbeam 2 instruction manual, at this link. http://wildbluetools.com/content/FS/20/23/002_SB2UserGuide.pdf
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Wonder if the "cutesy" format applies to the layout of this forum?  I would have used the word awkward or cumbersome.  ;-)
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I would have guessed his router's manual must have had the "cutesy" format, because clearly he chose not to read it.
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not so
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Kaotic Technologies

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Lol, im not understanding your issue
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moses chalmers

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nor am I... Koatic thinking here... will try one more last ditch approach. thanks for your patience.
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Probably referring to the the Belkin manual - after reading it, it is cute although I probably wouldn't ask it out on a date.

http://cache-www.belkin.com/support/dl/MAN_F9K1003_8820-00775_RevA02_N450_Router.pdf

After I read through it quickly to page 12-13 (using a novice perspective) my first impression was no way that works if my computer has a wired connection. I then re-read and had glossed over the:

"If you are adding a Router for the first time, this port may be connected to your
computer by an Ethernet cable. It is OK to disconnect your computer and plug the Router into the modem instead." - I glossed over it since it's not my first rodeo.

I suspect that may be Moses original confusion over no port being available since it was already taken.

Hint to technical writers everywhere... list prerequisites for a step prior to the step not after (otherwise they'd be called "post-requisites") - I particularly hate the ones that say tighten bolt and then follow with but not too tightly - oops too late, should have used a torque wrench.  

Even then I had to get back to page 13 to deduce where the computer cable would go since it's all written from a wireless perspective and no refer back to if you unplugged...  

If using a wired connection, Moses, you're simply putting the router between your computer and the modem in layman's terms.
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moses, this link shows the proper connections for your wireless router and other devices.  http://help.exede.net/articles/General/How-to-create-a-home-network-with-Exede-and-a-wireless-router