|There is no reason why any Operating System, be it Windows 98/XP/2000/7/8. Linux or Mac will not work with any broadband Router/Modem.|
All you need to ensure is that your computer has a working Netwrok Interface card which uses Ethernet which they all do. All you need to is plug it in and configure your netwrok Interface card to get IP address automatically. That is assuming your router is set up for DHCP
Ethernet is not OS dependant. I suspect that as Windows Me is an old and obsolete version of Windows, the Help line your contacted didn't know and couldn't be bothered finding out..
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