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Can i use adsl modem router as cable router?

Question: Can i use adsl modem router as cable router?

I am switching to a cable broadband service from adsl and I currently have a combined adsl wireless modem/router (belkin) . Rather than buy a new wireless router to use with the supplied cable modem do you think I can still use my existing adsl modem/router as a standalone wireless router, discarding the adsl modem part? What do you all think?Anyone done this?

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Answer: Can i use adsl modem router as cable router?

No you can't because it doesn't have an RJ45 ethernet WAN port to connect to the Cable Modem - it can only be connected to an ADSL-enabled phone line.

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I have ADSL Internet
An ADSL Router

i also have a Freecom DataTank Gateway WLAN

I want to connect the datatank to the adsl router and use it as a switch but cannot seem to do it.

I set the datatank ip to and told it to run as a switch
I set my router as a DHCP server with the ip

I Plugged the datatank into the router and can access the internet but cannot access the datatank user interface at

Anyone help please!

Answer:ADSL Internet, ADSL Router. DataTank (Cable Router) Daisy chain off ADSL?

problem solved.

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Having moved from a house where I used an ADSL router with Orange which shared my connection wirelessly, to a Virgin Media house which now uses a Cable Modem, my question is can I plug my Cable Modem into an ethernet port in my ADSL router and still share the internet connection wirelessly? My early experiments would indicate NO! I can get the internet connection wired but nothing else subsequently plugged into the ADSL router (such as an Xbox) can. Do I have to invest in a wireless router - seems like a waste if I do? Any tips greatly appreciated.

Answer:Cable Modem into an ADSL Router?

What you are trying will not work, you do need a new wireless router for use on cable only, I have always found this to be reliable and if price is of concern, well then it is not expensive. click here

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I wonder if anyone can recommend a cable adsl modem/wireless router to connect a pc to a cable broadband connection, and to wirelessly connect a laptop to the modem/router for internet access. Thanks, Mark.

Answer:Cable adsl modem/wireless router

read through and look for the one that fits your needs best. a individual opinion from everyone here will get you a different answer based on how it worked for them leaving you with the same question which one to pick. I had a netgear and it worked wonderful, now I have a westel because it came with my dsl contract and it works well also, however I liked my netgear better

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Hi,For some time I have been considering upgrading my wireless router. Given that I have a 2.4/5.0 Wireless card fitted in my desktop, I thought I would go for one of the "dual band n Wireless Routers". Two of which come to mind are the D-Link DIR855 and the Linksys E3000; both have had reasonable reviews, and both can work on 2.4 & 5 GHz, simultaneously.The only problem with these two routers is that they are designed for cable; not for ADSL - They do not incorporate a modem!As far as I am aware, there is not currently a dual band "n" wireless router on the market, which incorporates an ADSL modem, which works on both bands simultaneously! My initial thoughts were to purchase a dedicated ADSL modem, such as the D-Link DLS-320B, or the Linksys AG241.Presumably, I could connect up like:ADSL Telephone Line >>> Modem >>> Wireless Cable Router >>> Desktop.The questions that arise are as follows:(1) Will this arrangement work (2) If so, how do you set up this arrangement - Is it a two step process as follows:(a) Presumably, you connect the modem to the landline and to the desktop and set up in the usual manner, entering all of your ISPs parameters.(b) Next, I assume, you connect the wireless router, in-between the modem and the desktop, and then perform setting up of the wireless router!The next question is can I "mix and match" manufactures - Like the Linksys E3000 router, with the D-Link DLS-320B modem. I ask this, because the Linksys modem is not readily available.I would be gr... Read more

Answer:ADSL Modem for Wireless Cable Router

As I understand it, the reason for using a *combined* Router and ADSL Modem is that it's not as simple as 'daisy chaining' an ethernet ADSL Modem and Cable/DSL Router. This is because, in the UK, ADSL uses PPPoA protocol (PPP over Asynchronous Transfer Mode) and generally Cable/DSL Routers only support PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet). In countries such as the US, where their DSL uses PPPoE, this isn't a problem. What you could investigate is using a conventional ADSL Modem/Router and plugging into it a Dual Band Wireless Access Point. You'd then connect to the separate W.A.P. instead of the router's built-in one.

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Is there a way to connect a Cable modem to an ADSL-Router (US robotics) ? Previously I was using a wireless adsl-router but since I moved, I am using a cable modem.
I would like to be able to use my ADSL-Router in order to share the connection. Is it poosible to connect the RJ45 coming out of the cable modem to the RJ11 Adsl-Router ?

Answer:Connect a Cable modem to an ADSL-Router

The better idea would be to purchase a wireless hub or wireless gateway with a built in hub for the connection sharing (safer surfing on cable with gateway than without), I never have tried to cross cable and ASDL type equipment connections before and not sure if there is a way

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I'm trying to use a router/modem to be only a router...
I'm using Siemens SL2-141 which has an ADSL input but im connected to a cable input modem which is - Thompson TCM425.
I want to use the Siemenss wireless option but i cant seem to make it work!

what i've done so far:
My Thompson TCM425 is connected to the internet via MPLS (direct connection, no need for a VPN dialer), I connected it into the LAN2 in the Siemens router (Ethernet connector). I connected the Siemens router LAN1 to the computer (Intel Network card - Ethernet connector).

Thats for the wires.

on the computer -
LAN is the intel network card which is connected to the LAN2 in the router.
Wireless Network connection - I've installed a USB wireless device on the computer to try and connect to the wireless router. I set the IP's manually as shown in the IPCONFIG.(maybe my manualy config is wrong?)

on the router -
I've changed the advanced configuration and disabled the ADSL option
Also, I turned off the DHCP.
This is sposed to make the device a router alone.
The strange thing is that when i use the LAN (Intel card on the computer) I have access to the net but when i try to connect via wireless i get 'Limited or no connectivity', I've done a check and seems like the wireless connection wont get an IP and so I can't access the net via wireless.



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Answer:Solved: Help - ADSL router with Cable modem

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Can someone please help me ~...Ive got a Linksys WAG54G v2 ADSL modem router that I have been using for the past year or so with an ADSL service provider. I have now changed my service provider to Cable and was wondering if I can use the Linksys with this. If I can, what do I need to do?

Answer:Use ADSL wireless modem router with cable modem

There are just a few ADSL modem/routers that can accept an external ADSL modem via a USB port, but even fewer that can accept a Cable modem through an RJ45 port - the encapsulation has a big influence. To my knowledge, the Linksys models are not capable of it (although your model number is not clear - do you mean the WAG54GS or the WAG354G?)Prerequisites include the ability to switch any one RJ45 port to a modem port, the ability to disable/bypass the internal ADSL modem either manually or automatically and the ability to accept a PPPoE modem signal.

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Hello all,
I recently purchased a Belkin N Wireless Modem Router with a single ADSL input and 4xRJ45 outputs. I have an old Belkin 54g Router at the moment and wanted to upgrade. Unfortunately when the item arrived I discovered that I had made a mistake as the router was for ADSL and not the Virgin cable modem. Before returning the item I would like to know if it is possible to convvert the RJ45 lead output from the cable mobem to the ADSL input of the router. I've had a look on forums and a lot of the answers seem to be way more complex but without answering this question.
Thanks in advance for any replies.

Answer:Solved: Cable modem to ADSL Wireless Router

Nope, you can't use that router with a cable modem.

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Just got my Siemens SE567 ADSL Modem/Wireless Router. It is a real pain to hook it up, obviously with a built-in antenna the signal strength is horrible on the wireless and I already have a full home network setup with a wireless router and several wired desktops. All I want to do is use the SE567 to replace my old 3COM ADSL modem as strictly a modem and disable all wireless and non-wireless router functions. I know how to disable the wireless functions and have already done so, but I'm still getting no connection through my proprietary wireless router (hardwired or wireless).

So this is where I'm at and I'm stuck, I know it's a problem with the SE567 because I plug in my old 3COM modem and the internet works fine through the proprietary router (hardwired and wireless). Any ideas?

Answer:Siemens SE567 ADSL Modem - Disabling router functions and use a proprietary router?

You need to look for an option or something similar sounding to "Bridge Mode"

Most likely it's either setup for PPPoE or DHCP with the modem itself taking your public IP. There should be some sort of bridge mode that passes that public IP on to your router.

If you are using PPPoE you will need the user/pass to set your router up to handle the authentication with the modem in bridge.

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I was looking at getting a wireless router (either a D-Link 615 or a Netgear Rangemax WNR1000) and I'm not exactly sure how to set it up. I have a BEC Technologies 7402 TM (NOT GTM) adsl wired modem/router that my telephone company gave me when I switched to DSL. There are 4 LAN ports on the back of the modem/router, a line port that my telephone cable is connected to, and a console port that I don't use. 2 of the LAN ports are being used. One is connected to my cable box, the other has an ethernet cord that runs halfway around my house, through a wall and into a wall jack that my desktop computer is connected to. I only want to use the wireless router to connect to my Wii and one laptop, I would like to keep my desktop connection wired. I had previously tried to connect to xbox live by connecting my xbox to one of the LAN ports but I could never get it to work, so now I just switch the ethernet cords between my xbox and computer in the wall jack whenever I want to use one or the other. Will I be able to connect a wireless router to one of the LAN ports and receive a signal or will I have to connect the wireless router to the wall jack that my desktop is hooked to, and run the connection through the router? I've never setup a wireless network before so I'm a little new to this subject.

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to an adsl modem/router

Hi:here are links to sample dsl modem router to wireless router configurations..
And for dlink:
And the tried and true Johnwill,TSG tutorial on the same subject.
Your modem probably is a modem/router combo.Here are some possible fixes .

a. Bridge the modem/router unit so that it bypasses the router function and acts as a modem only. Or,

b. Change the address range used by one of the routers, say, to 192.168.3.x. Or,

c. Use the second router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following recipe.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining chan... Read more

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Am trying to connect a wireless router (4 ports plus wireless) to my existing adsl modem/router.Wireless instructions say to configure existing gateway to gateway address on wireless router - no problem there.And to disable dhcp on wireless router - no problem there.But when firing all up - I initailly was ok, but about 30 seconds later, got meassge saying limeted access on network and then my problems began.No internet access, no access to wireless router settings program - IE saying cannot find pages . message said something along lines of no IP address returned.Rebooted everyting and windows would not fire up. Had to return to original modem setup and now I have a wireless router doing nothing until I can figure it out.Do I need to set anything else up - instructions are on CD rom and are not too clear on using an existing modem/router to connect with.

Answer:Wireless router and existing adsl modem/router

I am thinking of doing the same set up. Will bump this as I have a vested interest. Hope someone can help!

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I use AOL as my ISP and have a Belkin N1 wireless router running through a BT line. I had to buy the N1 router as my Netgear DG834 was not good enough for me to get a good strength signal. I have recently changed my ISP to Virgin Media and they have supplied me with a cable wireless router the Netgear DG834 which I know wont work in my house. Is there any way of linking the cable Netgear router to my Belkin ADSL router so I can get a better wireless signal without having to pay out for another router.regards Martin

Answer:Linking cable router to ADSL router

?Is there any way of linking the cable Netgear router to my Belkin ADSL router?No you need a Cable/DSL Wireless Router A ASDL wireless router can only connect to a broadband service the phone line using a RJ11 cable A cable mobon require a Wan port type wireless router to allow you access to the local and Internet Sample of a cable wireless router Belkin Wireless 54Mbps Cable/ DSL Internet Gateway Routerclick here

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Have an adsl router on my main machine to which I have connected a wireless router, so that the PC upstairs can connect wirelessly and share the internet connection. The wireless connection is there, but the machines do not see each other. I have tried making new network connections, on both machines, but with no success.For some strange reason I cannot get to open the settings on the adsl router, which I think may be the cause of the problem. When putting in the address for the router I get "cannot find etc" in IE. Can anybody confirm that this may be the cause of the machines not seeing each other, and also how to get to the settings for the router.Both machines are running XP (one home the other pro).

Answer:Wireless router and adsl modem/router

do both machines have the same work-group name?

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I need help on bridging Belkin N150 F9J1001V1 modem router (primary, connected to internet using ADSL) and Linksys WAG54GS modem router (which needs to be bridged). I would appreciate if detailed step by step procedure is provided.

Answer:bridging ADSL modem router and another modem router

can you explain exactly what you want to do ?
and give IP address, of each router

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basically i need to setup an additional wireless router to my isp's cable modem / wireless router combo, but they deny me access their modem page. maybe a long post, bare with me. heard this site was the place to go for this type of question. all help is appreciated!

i switched ISP's about a year ago, and when i tried to access my router page to port forward i couldn't get in. so i called and they explained they have their own password on their router so user's cannot change any settings. i tried to explain how this doesn't work for me an was basically told to bad. i said fine, can you just forward a port for me then, he said nope, "these routers don't have that capability" which is bullshit. i said ok i'll just reset it my self and use the default passwords, and i did, and withing a day or 2 tops the settings get switched back and im locked out again.

im in a 2 year contract so can't just back out, my ratio has been dropping on sites and need it for security system. i sent a msg to the staff and explained my situation, and we figured if i got my own wireless router, they cant do anything right?

so i just picked up a wireless router, its a d-link DIR-605-L, i thought i was just going to hook it up to the modem like the old days before isp's had the combo's, then realized it may not be as easy as it sounds. especially if i cant get into their router page.

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Answer:Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Access

Re: Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Ac

i got the wireless router working, but im having alot of trouble port forwarding now. (some please answer, i got a paralyzed arm and takes me forever to type all this shit)

when setting up the router i noticed the box that i thought was for the phones only is actually the modem (arris tm602g) it says telephony on it, and had a spot for a phone line and tv cable wire, i pulled off a sticker and there was an ethernet port there. i tried setting it up direct but couldnt get it to connect. so the motorola sbg901 must just be the wireless router.

i hooked everything back up, then installed the new dlink dir-605L router like i normally would. after setting it up, it works great. i can connect to whatever wireless router i want. i have 4 or 5 pc's not including iphone and tablets, im no genius but everyone else in the house dont know how to copy and paste (literally) so i'd like to keep both routers, and use the new one just for me and my settings.

will this interfere with me being able to port forward? i've done it 1000 times on old routers and its pretty basic. but for whatever reason ive tried everything for hours and i get no where. im beyond frusterated.

i setup a static ip
i used

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides

i just went to the status section and it has
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Hi, my friend is in Japan, and he's signed up for NTT's ADSL service, They say he can 'rent' a modem, but he would need to get a router too if he wishes to use more computers. However he doesn't want a 'multi-box' solution, he wants it in 1 box (like in other countries), a combination ADSL Router/Modem with Wifi. However, he cannot buy them in a few computer stores he has visited. I am visiting him soon, and we're trying to understand if I bring over an ADSL router, if that would work.. I know about the power limitations, but that aside, can it work?

ps. Thinking of bringing something like the following models ( I will purchase once I know for sure )...
Netgear DG834GT 108Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem
Belkin ADSL Modem with Built-in 125g Wireless Router
Linksys by Cisco WAG54GS Wireless-G ADSL Modem Router

pps. I see a lot of modems listed on Amazon with ADSL2, I don't think they have ADSL2 in Japan (according to wikipedia), would ADSL2 modem work with ADSL.?

MANY MANY Thanks if anyone can answer this

Answer:Can an ADSL Wireless Modem Router work with NTT's ADSL service in Japan

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Hi,Does anyway know what the difference is between a Cable Router and a ADSL Router. Are they different or the same ? If you have blueyonder, can you use a ADSL Router. Any help much appreciated.

Answer:Cable Router vs ADSL Router

with a cable system they do not use a modem for connection but their own equipment and the system is different to ADSL. So I guess the 2 are totally different.

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Hi there i just wanted to ask about the diffrence if any btw an ADSL router and a Cable router please?? Also if i connect a DSL router on an ADSL line and vice versa...will it work??? And if it does not work is there any reason WHY please??? i thot a router is a router, plain and simple??I'd like a good explanation please!!

Answer:A Cable Router or an ADSL Router???

They are totally different systems of modulation so if you have cable you need a cable router ie one fed by coax cable a twisted pair (ADSL) one wont work.Same for the DSL / ADSL different modulation systems.I think there might be a model that will do two out of the three but I don't know of one that will do all three. ( not cost effective to have all that redundant circuitry)

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If so, how can I configure any settings on the router? I tried connecting this router directly to my Cable modem and some limited connectivity problem pops up saying Primary DNS server cannot be found.

Answer:Can my unserviced DSL router be used as a router to my Motorola cable modem?

probably not, apples/oranges.

dsl uses phone lines which means you have/had dsl with your phone service.

cable uses coax cable to the modem and tv in my case with roadrunner, also provides digital phone service.

the cable comes in and i use a splitter for the modem/with phone jack for digital phone service and to the router/computers, both wired and wireless.

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

Answer:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs through my walls which my modem is connected too. i have no idea how to get internet through all computers which i have been before, i just got cable modem and it this problem started. So before the problem it was DSL at&t. Mabey some can help me please..

Answer:Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router

Do a search( upper right box) for cable modem to Fox router to switch router.

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There have been a few threads of late where people are having problems getting DSL/Cable routers to work behind ADSL modems or routers.I have tried to help a few times but appreciate typed instructions of required configurations can be very confusing!On the principle "a picture paints a thousand words", I have put a diagram on my webspace: click hereHopefully it will help somebody out.Regards,Rioja

Answer:DSL Router behind ADSL Modem/Router


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A friend has asked me about sharing their ADSL connection between computers and it looks like a router is the best option, not Internet Connection Sharing, since they don't want to rely on one computer being on.Anyway, the setup is Tiscali broadband, 256K I think, and the modem is a Sagem 800 E2L PE.Would it simply be a case of plugging this modem into any standard router, or would it be better going for a modem router and replacing the Sagem one altogether?Thanks in advance,Gary

Answer:ADSL Router or Modem Router?

It depends on what sockets the sagem has.It may have just RJ11 (Telephone socked) and USB. That means that you cant plug a router into it...The Modem/ Router can be brought quite cheaply now from many places... have many many selection from net gear d-link and the other main manufacturers that people use. I have also heard about some of ebuyer's value router's/modems are also good being re-badged version of other major manufacturers models...

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I've currently got a 512kb/s adsl connection but will be moving to a faster 1mb/s connection in next 2 months.In meantime I need to get my other PC to share same connection. So must be wireless. As I understand it a 4 port wireless adsl router means that basically you have an adsl modem that not only controls upload/download link to the internet but lets u plug in 4 PC's hardwired into modem? and then as well as that connect wirelessly?

I'm only looking to connect two PC's to hardwired in and the other wireless equipped with a USB wireless stick.

Would this be suitable?

Answer:Sharing internet using ADSL. Which router/adsl modem to buy?

I suppose this is what your ISP is trying to sell you..

It will probably work, but I would recommend a product from a brand manufacturer who will actually release patches and support you after two years.

Look for similar products from Linksys, 3Com, SMC, D-Link, Netgear

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i have a big problem i tihnk lol! i currently have both a pc and a laptop. now my pc is connected to a normal adsl modem and is in our loft. I also have a linksys adsl modem router for my laptop. I havent connected the router and the pc because the range is too far from the loft to downstairs and for some reason i cannot use the modem and the router at the same time any help? thank you

Answer:using adsl model router and noraml adsl modem at t

bhagat singh,Regrettably you cannot use 2 adsl modems on the same telephone line. You could try a wireless router and see if you can get a signal. If you have a telephone extension in the right place (e.g. between the 2 pcs) you could run both wirelessly.Regards,Felix

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I need help in configuring my cable modem/router (SMC8104wn-res) and wireless router (CISCO RV120W). What I need is to be able to be able to successfully connect the site-to-site VPN. This is how it was configured:

RV120W > Modem (DSL) > Internet > Cable modem/router > RV120W
Site 1 Site 2

I don't have issue with the site 1's end. but I need help in configuring site 2 since I need the Cable Modem/router to act as a modem only (do not know how to set this in bridge mode, disabling it as a router) and making my RV120W as the main router and as the DHCP. Can you give me a guide on how to set this up? Thanks!


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Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?

Answer:1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 wireless router...possible

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I have a usb adsl modem connecting my PC to my BB provider ( Metronet). I want to replace the modem with a netgear ethernet Router/ modem model DG834 to connect an additional pc. As I did not install the original modem I am not familiar with the proceedure so can anyone advise me please. My OS is XP Home edition. Meshuga.

Answer:Changing adsl modem for an adsl router/modem.

I installed my first network recently - worried but it was simplicity itself. However, you need LAn connection on all PC's - apparently USB doesn't work. Attach the first PC to BB via the router and follw the instructtions provided with the hardware. You will have to use the router to log onto a special http in order to set it up, but first read the instructions to see what information you need and get this from your ISP. Once you've got the first PC installed, just connect the second via a straight LAN cable and it should work immediately.Warning - first time I installed, I use a cross-over cable by mistake. I then thought all I need to do was attach the correct cable. Wrong. You then need to uninstall your LAN (on the second PC) and reinstall it with the correct cable connection.You can tell if your connections are working - on the router each will have light which should hold steady until you transmit at which time it will flash; similarly, on each PC there will be one or more lights where the cable connects.Shalom!

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Hi All,I'm thinking of buying a Netgaear WNR3500 RangeMax which is a cable router. And i'm on adsl broadband. What I wanted to know if is I buy a netgear adsl modem and plug the ethernet from that into the wan port on the back of the Netgear WNR3500 will I get a internet connection? ThanksMatt

Answer:Cable Router on ADSL

Yes , although there must be an alternative that had an ADSL modem built in ....DGN 2000 for example Ashley

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i have had a new adsl router (4 way)given to me and i would like to know if i can connect it to ntl cable.the input for this modem is a phone socket but i have a cable connection.can i use my existing cable modem and connect it to one of the rj 45 sockets (leaving 3 free for connecting pc,s to)or am i wasting my time trying?.thanks.peter.

Answer:adsl router and cable

Logic says it won't work but then I've a feeling that it might. Don't know about NTL but Telewest doesn't hav any passwords for the service only the need to register the MAC address of the router/pc/cable modem to get connected.If you have all the kit then I can't see it taking too long to test out so give it a go.

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Hihave just recieved a router from ebuyer I am currently on a voyager 205 adsl router that is giving intermittent faults so have bought a safecom SBRU-10100 unfortunatly I was in a rush buying this item and I have bought a cable DSL router and not a ADSL router I am assuming that they are not compatible is this correct(the line in and outs seem the same)any advice would be most welcome thanks Ken

Answer:can you use a cable dsl router for adsl

sorry just checked the input lead is different guess I will have to see if Ebuyer wants to be generous and allow me to return this item and buy the correct one lesson to be learnt dont buy when your in a rushkenho well push come to shove there is always ebay

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Im moving house soon and the house we will be living in isnt in an area for cable internet like we have now, So I have to go back to ADSL.

Because the house im moving to is 3 stories high and Iv heard that at the top of the house the internet is very poor from downstairs.

I was wondering if I could run an Ethernet cable from the router downstairs all the way up to the top of the house, If I could plug it into my cable router and just give it that wireless boost.

Is this possible? or would I have to buy an access point?

Answer:Cable router through ADSL

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I have a 2wire DSL/router that emits a terrible wifi signal. I have a Linksys WR110 that I want to use as my primary wifi on my home network. Problem is I can't figure it out how to make it work. Is it possible to run a cable wifi router off a dsl/router to use as an access point? or a stand alone WiFi point and just have the DSL/Router using the Lan ports only?

Answer:1 DSL modem/router and 1 cable router

If it was me, I'd do the following:

1. Turn off the wireless in the DSL router.
2. Turn off the DHCP server on the Linksys router.
3. Setup the wireless of the Linksys
4. Assign a static IP address to the linksys router in the range of the firs router. e.g. If your current IP for logging into the first router is then change the Linksys to or something.
5. Connect the DSL router from Port 1 to the Linksys router Port 1.

In effect, you use the DSL router to assign IP addresses on the network, and use the Linksys mearly as a wireless access point.

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I live in Spain and am thinking of going for a broadband connection.Once installed, is there any difference between having a modem or a router ( and or, a network card )as a USB modem instalation here, can work out cheaper.I have just the one computer but do realise that a modem can only serve one computer.Many thanks.

Answer:ADSL ...modem or router ?

Well are you getting ADSL? or Cable? a router is just a networking device so you wouldn't need it unless to create a network. what do you mean by a modem? difference between 56k modem and adsl modem?

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I want to access the net via wireless on my Sony FS315S laptop. Can anyone recommend a good/fast wireless adsl modem/router? As I dont know where to start as there are so many.I will be using Virgin b/b.


You should have kept to your original post click hereThere are lots of different ones and it perhaps depends on your budget. This is the sort of setup you want: PC needs either a Wireless USB adapter or an internal wi-fi card. This Bundle includes the former so you could have both computers up and running for less than 70. click here=The new wave of MIMO (Multiple in Multiple Out) routers are a little more expensive but offer a better wireless coverage so you might like to consider them if your router is over 10 metres away from the laptop or the house has quite a few walls between the two.

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I'm on the verge of signing up for ADSL, mainly so that I can work from home. I've got a nice new machine & am wondering whether it's worth getting a 'Router' installed as a FOAF said this was the way to go.So.. what is a router? internal/external? does it make a performance difference over an ADSL Modem?If I stick with the ADSL Modem, will I be seamlessly online? or will I still have to 'activate' a dial-up to send/receive email or connect to remote networks?Ta. Simon

Answer:ADSL - Modem or Router what & why?

if you are only going to have one pc connected to the net, you will not need a router. a router is only needed if you plan on having more than one pc connected to the net and not using one of them as a master pc ( can connect 2 pc's to net using network connections but the master pc must be on for the other pc to gain access to net ) a router is similar to a network hub and allows 2 pc's or more to gain access to net independently.hopefully someone else can explain it a bit better.really all you need is your ADSL modem if its just you connecting to net.

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Hi,I am looking for a router/network device so i can share my Pipex broadband connection between my PC running ME and my laptop running XP. I currently connect through a Fujitsu USB ADSL modem. Can anyone suggest a good simple solution at a good price? Or maybe tell me if this is any good/what i'm looking for? click here - many thanks

Answer:ADSL Modem Router help

refresh maybe

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I want to know suggestions of good Wireless ADSL modem router combo (two devices in one) from experience people. I have two floors house build from concrete blocks and cement. However , I looking for a device that has WAN port so I can use the device as router only if I want.

I have no idea if ADSL modem-router has WAN port or only has the phone line as input and Ethernet and wireless as output without having Ethernet WAN port

It would be good if you give links from or other ebay sites and an item can be sent to United Arab Emerate

My maxmum price $100 including shipping

Answer:Looking for ADSL modem and router in one but...

If you're looking for a device with an Ethernet WAN port, just buy a separate modem and router, problem solved. I doubt you'll find many options of a single unit with that capability.

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Hi There

Newbie to these forums but have done some research within but can not find answer.

I have just purchased a Dell optiplex sx270 running XP home sp 3 from ebay for a friend.Before giving it I have updated it on my home network connected to my cable modem and router with no problems.

Taking it to her house the pc will not see her Maplin adsl2+ usb modem 4 port router/switch which works fine with her previous pc. I have tried connecting via USB and ethernet to no avail. I just get the cable is disconnected message/low connectivity.Whilst this is happeneing the modem-router looses the adsl light and searches across the 4 inputs.

At this point I found this lovely forum where a common starting point seems to be to do a stack reset so I did this as directed but to no avail.

I have done ip config onto a word document but cant work out how to upload it to here.

However none of the normal ip stuff is on there as it says media disconnected for the local area connection.

Hope you can help



Answer:New pc not seeing adsl modem router

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... as AOL have doubled my line-speed to 1Mbps, my telephone extension-lead is now useless. I need the modem/router to be out by the front-door, where the BT line enters the house, and my computer(s) to be anywhere but the front door! What is the best buy/configuration for such a task? I want highest connection-speed, and highest connectivity gear if poss. Not too great a drop-off in speed as the distance from the BT line increases ... AOL's own site presupposes that your computer lives on top of the BT entry-point into the house, which unfortunately is not the case in this instance. But I don't believe that it needs to be so?

Answer:ADSL modem/router for AOL ...

Hi StonechatzYou should be able to connect your modem/router to any phone point/extension in the house provided that they are wired in correctly and of reasonable quality. The main thing you need to be aware of is that you must have a micro filter connected to every phone point in the house and all devices connected to the filters.Router wise I would not like to point you toward or ?plug? any specific device mealy give you some things to consider in your purchase.For ease of configuration make sure you get a router with an inbuilt ADSL modem (and wireless AP if you want wirless), if you get 2 separate boxes it is much more complicated to configure and also more expensive.Next you want to consider how you want to connect your computer(s) to the router. Wired network cables will function fine up to 100m and is the faster and more reliable method of networking, but you do have to run the cables to every computer. Wireless networking can be slightly more complicated to setup and there are security features that should be enabled to stop the whole street accessing your network/internet. Even with the latest ?Turbo? mode 802.11g devices quoting up to 125mbps, wireless networking is in reality still slower than wired equivalents, though more than ample for sharing a 1mbps internet connection. The only reason you should need the fastest wired/wireless networking equipment is to transfer files between computers in your home.Finally as AOL is your ISP you need to set the MTU (m... Read more

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Out of spousely pressure I am thinking of going broadband. Someone has suggested that having a router is better than a modem, Any views on pros and cons of each will be welcome. Are both internal and external versions avaailable? Any other points to keep in mind?

Answer:ADSL modem or router

Hi hatrickj, as I understand it, an ADSL router is for when you want more than one device to share your internet access click here. If your "spousely pressure" is in order to free up the telephone line, then I have just this week converted to Tiscali 150K, and so fdar can only give positive reports. My connection is consistantly over 140k, and at just 1 a month more than my old Freeserve Anytime dial-up I think it's good value.

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I would like to attach aa ADSL modem/router to an AOL BB Silver 'line'. I know AOL only support their own hardware but does any one know of a reliable make of modem/router that will work with this package. The present unit attaches through a USB port. I've tried one and although I could get the unit to work as a hub for the 'in house' network (two pc's) it would not connect to the ADSL line. Looking at other entries in this forum, it seems that it is possible but not with my hardware as far as I can see.

Answer:AOL and ADSL modem/router

try this linkclick here

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Please advise what is best I have just signed up for a broadband connection and cannot decide to take Virgin Nets ADSL modem package and by separate netgear router or go for an all in one Netgear or D-link 4 port ADSL switching router.I want to network two desktops and two outlet ports for my notebook. My IT skills are basic to moderate in that I successfull built a desk top PC and tinker with componnents but this my first experience into networking,so do I take the virgin package with self install software and netgear router which has 24 hour support line or try to configure the modem myself. Thanks for any help Rusty remi.

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Question: ADSL Modem Router

HiI'm looking for an ADSL modem/router. There seems to be a great variation in price and quality.I would like both a cheap price and good quality (I suppose like everyone else!).Does anyone have experience/advice on the matter.It will be connecting to BT broadband.Simon

Answer:ADSL Modem Router

click hereclick hereclick here more listed here - do not have any of these but read the reviews - should be a great help.

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Question: ADSL Router Modem

I'm going to get ADSL from local provider. In their FAQ they say to get ITU G.992.1 (G.dmt) standards supporting ADSL modem. It's 512kbps down and 128kbps up connection.
So getting a separate ADSL modem and connect it to a router or should i get a ADSL router modem both in one device?
If it's a ADSL Router modem what brands or products you think the best?
I am thinking to buy D-Link DSL-504T ( Is it good choice? Anyother good ones or recommendations?

Other thing is if use this router modem to connect my 4 computer at home will it be possible to share files and do all the things like a normal LAN other than just internet connection sharing?

Answer:ADSL Router Modem

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I have just signed up with BT Yahoo Broadband with the 'package' is a free modem Can I use a Belkin 7230UK wireless router - 4 ports plus wireless 802.11G with this modem? or do I need to get a combined modem/router like the Belkin FSD7630UK4A. Also is the new type PCMCIA card compatible with the older standard PCMCIA I want to use my 3 year old Laptop 'wireless'. alternative is to use a USB WIFI adaptor.

Answer:ADSL modem & router

Whether you can use the modem with the router depends on the interfaces they have. Its likely that the router will only provide the option to connect using an ethernet port and not support USB, which is the likely interface of the modem. If they share the same interface then they should work together.I would have thought that the cards would be compatible but I don't know for sure.

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I have just bought a laptop so also purchased a Freecom ADSL wireless modem router to set up a wireless connection. Although I have been able to set this up easily on my laptop, so far I've failed on my PC (Acer Aspire E360 - 3 months old). I followed instructions on the Talk Talk website (they are my ISP) and with the modem router but no joy. My OS is Windows XP professional. I can connect my PC wirelessly - used a USB wireless adapter - but would have preferred to hard wire this connection but can't get this to work. I'd appreciate step by step instructions if possible.Thanks In AdvanceJohn

Answer:ADSL Modem Router Woe

this could be a network ip address problem - try using the network card properties and manually set the ip address. The range is normally of the order of 102 168 0 [1 to 255]

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I am looking for a combined ADSL Modem and router so that the 3 computers in the house can independantly access the internet, share files and the printer between them. Can anyone recomend a make to me.

Answer:ADSL Modem & Router

Go to: and type this number in Quicklinx search box: 2137WS

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Question: ADSL Modem/Router

Anyone know of a modem/router without inbuilt firewall. I am uploading ftp footage from my webcams. Works perfect with my usb modem, but to share the net with my other puters, I have to use a router, and that is a pain to setup, and as it won't let me see the live coverage on my web page no matter what, I don't even know if it is working. I have to ring a friend, which is far from acceptable. My webpage url, if working is: click here PS, I have an eight port switching hub, so could possibly use that with an external LAN modem??? Any suggestions please.

Answer:ADSL Modem/Router

I thought it was an advert for a Renault Clio but someone had parked a van instead :-)(sorry, I'll keep my eye on the birds instead).You can get routers which lets you have set one port/IP address which is intended as a DMZ (demilitarised zone) and is not covered by its firewall.Your other PCs will benefit from the firewalls protection and still share the internet connection.Most routers will also enable you to attach a switch to one of its Ethernet ports.The pain of setting up routers can also be alleviated by forumites :-)

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Please can someone suggest a way to use my BT wireless router with my flatmate's cable broadband?(The connections don't fit for one)

Answer:ADSL router to cable broadband

You can't!!

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Hi all. New to this site so dont know if this has been covered. I have installed the above router to my main pc. It works fine and connects to internet no probs. It tells me that it is connected to my net work. My second pc has a usb adapter. The pc says that this is installed and working correctly. But this and my laptop both tell me that no wireless network is connected. I have spent three days going over the set up instructions and set up wizards but nothing seems to work. Getting fed up now big hammer springs to mind. Any help would be gratly appreciated Regards Mick.

Answer:Cable & Wireless 11g ADSL Router

Have you actually "Connected" to the wireless network? In other words, have you run the wireless adapter's software, scanned for "Available Wireless Networks", found and highlighted the one that matches your router's SSID (network name) and selected the option to "Connect" to it? Once "connected", it should then its correct IP address by DHCP from the router and you should have network/internet access.

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I have just bought a BELKIN Wireless G+ MIMO Router... Everything works but i get to the last stage of finding a internet connection when setting the router up and it stops working.. From the ADSL line i have got a small end to the cable and there is no specific slot for it to go in the router unlike my last one.. I dont know whether i need to buy a new ADSL filter so that i can get a cable with a big plastic end to plug into it and plug into my router.. pls help.. i added some pics to show what i mean where the cable is not a wide one and is more square...

Answer:ADSL Cable not fitting into Router

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I'm only after shopping advice at the moment, but browsing for it isn't really an option, my dialup connection being around 9.6kbps; 7.2 last night, not to mention the timeouts & noisy phone line. (But the PC Advisor site is thoughtfully clutter-free!).I want to connect my PC and laptop wirelessly. Both run Vista Home Premium and are wireless enabled, and the PC has onboard LAN/network controller.I'm new to networking as well as BB, & have never had any dealings with routers; what are wireless ones called when they're purely for LANs? I can't get the right search keywords right for postings that aren't about ADSL or cable routers.I am getting broadband in a few days, but it's a different kettle of fish - beamed wirelessly from a mast to equipment at the house, and then by cable to the PC's network (RJ45) port.The PC has just the one network port. Do I need some sort of adapter as well as a router (or maybe there are routers I could also plug the BB cable into? The BB will be 2-way).I presume all LANs work for sharing an internet connection?Do I need to buy some receiver widget for the laptop?Most UK shops don't ship here, but any manufacturers' names would be useful.Sorry to ask such basic things here - once I have the BB I shouldn't have to. Just when searching here I've already happened on, & printed, enough how-to info to get going. (One point was about creating the LAN with cable before making it wireless, so I know about checking if there's a LAN cable with the modem).I'... Read more

Answer:Which wireless LAN router? (not ADSL/cable)

Forgot to say new to Vista, and don't know the (newish) computers themselves very well either. Buying them just happened to coincide with broadband becoming available here. I can understand most terms without explanation though, having fiddled about with computers for some time (albeit only with the Sinclair QL, MSDos, and 98SE!)I can't easily ask in a computer shop; they're a long drive away (& wheels not always available).(A few timeouts later) It's like the Archers, cliffhangers and all (The sick dialup connection's worsening - will it expire for ever? If it hangs on, will it be strong enough to activate the security software before the new broadband's tested?)

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Hi, i have adsl and want to upgrade to cable. But there's one problem, i have a home network and an ADSL Router. Is there some way i can configure my router(DSL 504) to use it for my cable??

PS. i spent like $200+ for the router and dont want to leave it lying round unused

Answer:ADSL to Cable (Router Problem)

What brand or model is it?

All an ADSL router does is basically log you in to your PPPOE service right? (too many P's in there?) is it multi port? if so, go from your cable modem to your router and network your computers off of that.

If it's only one computer, then no.

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Can anyone advise please. My grandson has a PC which is working on ADSL.We are trying to set up a home wireless system with (say) two PCs and a laptop. I have an unused router which works well - actually it's a KCorp. However it was bought and used by me for some time connected to a CABLE from Virginmedia.What I need to know is - is it possible to use this router by connecting it to the ADSL input?Any help/advice greatly appreciated.Gordon.

Answer:ADSL Computer using CABLE ROUTER?

No, with ADSL you need a *COMBINED* "Router & ADSL Modem" which connects directly to the phone line. The "Cable/DSL" router you have at the moment has an ethernet WAN port (Wide Area Network or Internet) which connects to the ethernet port on the Virgin Cable Modem.

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HiI bought a Linksys ADSL router for my Mum & Dad last month when they were on Wanadoo ADSL. They've now changed to ntl and have a cable modem, but the ethernet cable is the wrong sort for the router. Is there an easy way around this without having to buy a new router?ThanksChris

Answer:ADSL Router with Cable Broadband: Help

Chris,If your parents only have one pc, they don't need a router. The modem plugs straight into the pc.ADSL modem routers and cable broadband don't mix. Your only hope is to plug the cable from the cable modem into one of the ports of the router and the pc into another and see what happens. Some routers have auto-sensing ports.You will need to switch off the modem part of the router in its setup pages if there is that option and also decide whether the cable modem or the router should act as the DHCP server (but not both) - probably best to use the router.Otherwise, you will need a new router.Good luck,Felix

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Can it be done?

We have 2 PC's both running windows
We have 1x Virgin Media 20mb DSL Cable Internet connection
We have 1x Netgear Wireless ADSL Router

(we will have a DSL router next week)

In the mean time we have 2 PC's that need internet access!

My question is, can we setup the internet using the equipment we have? Somehow connect the modem to the router via the ethernet port? OR Using 1 Pc connect to the router wirelessly and have the other connect to it wired. With the one we connect wirelessly we could connect the modem to and share the connection?


OK, I'm a little confused. Do you have a Cable Internet connection or a DSL connection? Provide me with the answer to that question and brand name and model numbers off of your equipment and I might be able to understand a little better (It's not you, it's me ).

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OK, we're thinking of switching to an adsl company, such as BT, tiscali etc.
Is there a way to still use my linksys cable router (WRT54G) without using a cable service??

Answer:ADSL broadband, use a cable router???

Just set the router to do the PPPoE in the settings page. A router can be used with any type of service, not just Cable ISP.

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Hi,I have linksys WRT54GC Ver-2 wireless router. I wanted to use it with my ADSL broadband connection. How can i do so? and is it possible by anymeans.

Answer:Using Cable Wireless router with ADSL

Unfortunately you have the wrong type of router for use with ADSL. You need a *COMBINED* "Router & ADSL Modem" which replaces the USB Modem. The Linksys WRT54GC is suitable for the Virgin Media (NTL/Telewest) Cable broadband service.

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can anyone tell me if there is a wireless router that can be used for both adsl and cable broadband modems. i have been told that you can only have one or the other, that dsl is totally different to adsl when it comes to how they attach to a router. the reason i ask is that at present i am on ntl (cable) but i am thinking about changing to talk talk (bt's adsl line) so would like a wireless router that i can use on both and not have to change if i do change isp. also, any recommendations to a wireless router and pcmcia laptop card that use wpa encryption as well as wep would be gratefully received as this wireless lark is all new to me! (ps - the router would also need at least two ethernet ports on it for my wired networked comps.) thanks in anticipation for any help

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Geting fed up with my present I.S.P. Tiscali as they can not upgrade me, so considering moveing to NTL. The question is am I going to have to invest in a new router. The present router is a Origo ASR-8400.

Answer:Will a ADSL router work on cable

Yes. The Router you have now is an ADSL Router Modem. You'll need a Cable/DSL Router (i.e. without the modem).

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I'm helping someone move from Adsl to Cable (Telewest). They are currently using a Belkin 802.11g ADSL wireless router (ie modem and router combined). Telewest's advice and my own understanding is that this cannot be used to connect cable to the home network since the only uplink on the Router is the rj11 adsl phone connection and the cable modem will require an RJ45 connection.Is there any way round this (aside from using ICS which would defeat the purpose)?We are loath to shell out another 50 quid for a cable router.Thanks.

Answer:Can I use an ADSL Wireless Router with Cable?

We shelled out 50 for a router which will connect to either an ADSL or Cable Modem.Take note: if you think you might ever move from an ADSL ISP to a cable ISP get a router that will connect to either. It's also generally cheaper than one with an integrated ADSL I don't rule out that some ADSL routers will have cable modem (RJ45 uplink) connectors.

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I am on Tiscali 2Mb broadband and have a desktop & laptop. My kids have Nintendo DS & Wii, and Sony PSP. I stay in a relatively modern 2 storey house with plasterboard walls and wooden floors. The router will be on the ground floor at the main BT phone box but the computers etc are mainly used upstairs.Every time I read customer reviews of modem routers I get frightened off by setup difficulties, poor speed or range, unreliability of connection and breakdowns.Can any of you experts suggest a few models that are easy to set up and reliable, please?Much appreciated!

Answer:Can Anyone Recommend an ADSL Modem Router?

I can recommend Draytek. I've had my router now for approximately 4 years and haven't had a single problem. I get a excellent wireless signal anywhere in the house (older built brick walls etc) as well as the garden. I've not used it to connect to DS and Wii so can't comment there sorry.The router is easy to setup with the setup wizard and has excellent levels of security.They are quite expensive though and it may do a lot more than you want it to but they are very good here for a newer version of the one I use.I've setup numerous routers for people including Netgear, Linksys, D-Link and they were all relatively easy to set up and I haven't been called back to any problems with them.I hope this helps.

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I have recently been getting a lot of trouble...i.e. I keep having to disconnect modem and reset before I can get on line.....It seem that this problem has only been in the last few weeks. Do you thin k I
need a new modem ? or is this normal ? is there a better modem on the market which is more reliable ?


Answer:Belink adsl modem/router

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i am wanting to set up a small lan usin 3 pc's and one broadband internet connection..just wondering if i buy a adsl router/modem can i connect all three pc's together and use the internet on any pc without the internet connected pc always on..only asking because i have to dial up to connect to ny broadband, and does a router not require dialin up all the time???????

Answer:adsl router/modem question

yes and yesthe router does the "dialling" therefore as long as it is switched on, any pc can connect to the internet, you don't need to have one permanently as a "server"mrdsgs

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I'm a newbie with networking, so I don't really understand networking peripherals.
Lately I'm thinking of subscribing ADSL connection, so off course I need an ADSL modem. But someone gave me a LinkSys EtherFast Cable/DSL Firewall Router 4-port model BEFSX41 last year. My question is whether this is only a router without ADSL modem inside. I asked in another forum, and some people gave me a contradictory answers. Some says an ADSL router is actually a modem + router, but some keeps insisting that the LinkSys is only a router. What is the truth ? Do I really need a separate ADSL modem beside LinkSys BEFSX41 ?

I read somewhere that a router is usually integrated inside an ADSL modem, so does it mean the LinkSys will be a waste ?

Answer:Newbie: ADSL modem vs router

Yeah, the terminology's a bit confusing. I'd say that you need to look for the word "modem" in a device which will incorporate an ADSL modem. In general you need to buy separate devices to do the modem part and the firewall/routing parts. The vendors mention ADSL/cable because they incorporate some features in their routers to support external ADSL/cable modems.

Another give-away is the port list. You need a telephone jack in order to directly support the ADSL modem feature, and a coax connector for cable. Most routers will only have network jacks and not support these features within.

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I used to subscribe to an ADSL service and got a modem/router for free. Now that I changed ISP's, I'm wondering if I can use the modem as a standalone router. It's a Speedtouch 510v4, with only 1 ethernet and 1 dsl port.
Is it possible to assign 2 different IP's to the same network interface and have it route them? I can assign as many ip's as i want to the inferface and there is an option to change ip routing tables.

Answer:Using an ADSL modem as a standalone router

Unless you're on DSL, it is useless.

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I have 70 to spend on the above. Can anyone recommend one that will meet my requirements. I want to network 2 PC's and a laptop. They all have XP pro as their os.I also want a pci or usb wireless connection for the pc. Is there any difference between the 2 apart from the usb being able to be moved and the pci being stuck in one pc.Thanks

Answer:which wireless adsl modem/router


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Hi all,

Hopefully this is the right place to ask, I don't visit the networking section much as it is by no means my strong point.

I currently have an old Netgear DG834GSP modem/router which was supplied by Virgin Media many years ago, It's firmware is locked and can not be updated. This router is getting very old and outdated and I am looking for a bit of an update in the area.

I am not looking at spending lots on a brand new router if it isn't necessary. Its only for home use with a number of devices connecting to it, mostly wireless (2 desktops, 2 laptops, XBox 360, Wii, couple of mobile phones etc).

I heard the Netwgear DGN2000 is supposed to be a decent unit but that is 3 years old now (still newer than the one I have haha).

Anyone have any thoughts and/or recommendations?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:ADSL 2+ Modem / Router suggestions (UK)

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I have just purchased a D-Link-855 N Router and a DAP-1522 Wireless Bridge. I currently have a Netopia router as supplied by my ISP (Eircom Dublin).
The D-Link router has 4 LAN ports and 1 (Internet) WAN port. What is the best solution to connect the ADSL Router to the D-Link Router, LAN to LAN or LAN to WAN? Also which Router requires the DHCP to be set to on, the Netopia or the D-Link?
I plan to have the DAP-1522 connecting to the DIR-855 on the 5.0ghz WiFi network and the computers connected to the LAN ports on the DIR. I also have a WiFi IP Camera, but this cam be connected to either the Netopia or the DIR-855.
What would be the optimum way to set up my network.

Answer:Connecting My New Router to my old ADSL Modem

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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adsl modem/wireless router connection to laptop
need advice on connections --line to modem/wireless router and then for normal 'phone connection .

will be able to get adsl broad band in a week or two and thus seeking advice on what to buy and how to wire/connect etc.

Answer:Adsl/modem/wireless Router

The ISP usually provides you with a modem, they will also supply the line filters required to use phones on the same line.

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How can I connect my USB ADSL modem to a router which has only a RJ45 ethernet port?

Answer:USB ADSL Modem and RJ45 Router

You can't.

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I have started to have trouble with my Belkin router, i have 2 computers attached.I can now only get a connection to the internet if i unplug one computer.If i plug the second computer back in the connection fails.the model isADSL Modem with Built in 802.11g Wireless Router F5D7630-4a.Can anybody help me

Answer:Belkin adsl Modem & Router

Had the same with mine - do a restart of the router via the web page access - fixed the problem if notAre you using fixed IP addresses - if you are the Belkin router can allocate IP using DHCP which means the router allocates the ip and makes sure there are no conficts.Apaprt from that Belkin have a fantastic help desk which talked ne through a problem setting my PDA up on the LAN - talk to the experts - give them a ring.HXP

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Hi, hope somebody can help me out.First of all as the thread title says i have just brought a Zoom ADSL x6 modem/router(model no. 5590).My O.S. is windows XP pack 2 & my ISP virgin Media.My problem is that i haven't got a clue how to configure the Zoom modem/router.I go through all the steps on the c.d. provided by the manufacturers........connecting the correct cables to the relevant parts,etc. but when it comes to the last page it asks me to configure the modem by 'auto-detect(recommended)' but always comes up with an error message saying 'Zoom ADSL not found'.It also gives me the option to manually configure but i've no idea what the parameter settings are or what VPI or VCI are. I have tried to access the modem by typing 'click here' into the IE address bar but am met with a list of websites as if i had typed it into the search engine. I'm probably missing something really simple. I'm not very computer savvy so any 'step by step' help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Zoom ADSL x6 modem/router

Had enough of the zoom, couldn't get through to their customer services & my ISP dosen't support that product.Took it back to p.c. world & exchanged it for a Netgear DG834PN.It works is noticably slower than he Virgin Media supplied Speedtouch,which was connected via USB rather than ethernet,but at least it's working.Another problem i'm having now is that i cannot get my PS3 to connect to the internet. The PS3 recognises the Netgear,etc. but it won't display web pages or connect tot the internet.

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Can anyone give me some adviceOn 9 June 2004 our exchange was enabled for broadband and I signed up with Freeserve my provider.Currently we have an ad-hoc wireless network of $ PC's, with an ordinary phone line, using my PC as the main machine but it means my PC has to be on all the time.In preparation for connection I purchased an ADSL Modem with built in Wireless Router. Yesterday after 3 weeks waiting Freeserve send me an e-mail to say it is not possible to provide Broadband on my phone line.I would still like to use the ADSL Modem with built in Wireless Router but I'm not sure whether it would work on an ordinary phoneline. I have all the splitter on the incoming phone sockets. Can anyone advise?

Answer:No broadband - Can I still use ADSL modem + router

as far as i am aware the piece of equipment you describe will not work if it does not have a road to travel on click here or click here for further advice/helpjohnny.

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hi all

i have a BT voyager modem which is USB only and a belkin wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router which is RJ45 how can i get round this without getting another modem?

thx in advance


Answer:USB modem, RJ45 ADSL router! HELP!!!!!!

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Hi all,

I am new to the site, I have tried searching around for some help for my problem but haven't found anything specific, so I thought I would register and start a new thread

I am fairly computer literate, I have set up some basic home networks, done port-forwarding, some video streaming and am a flash programmer but I am not in any way advanced at networking.

Here is my deal. I am house sitting for a friend. He has ADSL broadband with ukonline. He has a voyager 105 modem that he connects directly to his PC. I want to expand the network for use by multiple PCs. I want to know if I buy a wireless router, am I going to be able to expand the network or is there a chance that the ISP will make this a nightmare? Has anyonelse encountered a similar issue?

Thanks a lot


Answer:ADSL Modem, I want to add a wireless router

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Hi everyone

This is my first post to the forum and by looking at some of the information available on the site - this is the place to be!!

I have just purchased this router to update my old ADSL usb modem following an upgrade to Windows Vista.

Although I have the router working in most aspects, there is one area where which I find confusing. I cannot seem to find a way of connecting automatically to the Internet.

At present I open Internet Explorer, type in and connect from the set up screen.

Can anyone tell me if there is a method of making this connection set on computer start up?

Although I have been a PC user for some years, my experience on the networking side is very limited and is quite new territory for me.

Hope you can help.

Kevin Evans
Downham Market

Answer:Belkin 54G ADSL Modem Router

The connection has got nothing to do with the computer starting up at all. Your computer is always connected to the router and that's all your conmputer has to know. It's the router's problem how to connect to the internet.

You should have a "connect on demand" or "auto connect" setting somewhere in the router setup. This tells the router to keep the connection alive no matter if a computer is turned on or not.

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I've just purchased an adsl modem router brand Zyxel p660HW that im trying to connect.My ISP is virginmedia.Im able to connect to the admin page of the router at192.168.1.1 my options are wizard and advance. At wizard page it displays the configuration page.===================================== ISP Parameters for Internet Access Please verify the following settings with your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your ISP may have given you a welcome letter or network setup letter including this information. Mode ( my options are routing or bridge ) Encapsulation (PPPoA / RFC 1483 / ENET ENCAP / PPPoE ) Multiplexing (VC or LLC) Virtual Circuit ID VPI (empty field to put in a number) VCI (empty field to put in a number)Select the VPI (Virtual Path Identifier) and VCI (Virtual Channel Identifier) used by your ISP. The valid range for the VPI is 0 to 255 and VCI is 32 to 65535.===========================these are my ipconfig /all detailsEthernet adapter Local Area Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-2F-A9-3D-4A Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :The configuration page says the connection is successfull but i cant get the internet working.Can someone please help. I really need a stable internet connection.Thanks for the rep... Read more

Answer:Cannot connect my ADSL modem Router please help !

The settings you need are click here look well down the page as this is for the whole of Europe. All UK ISP's use the same settings.

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I'm near computer illiterate and don't know the difference between a router and a modem - if put it in language I understand, I'd say I don't know my a**se from my elbow.
My Windows XP computer just died and I've replaced it with Dell Windows 7 pc. Problem is, I can't connect to the internet. My ISP (Talk,Talk) says I need a router compatible with an ADSL modem. When I told them I already had a router that had never been used (Tiscali, later absorbed into Talk,Talk, had insisted I needed this some years ago when I had a similar problem; in fact I didn't, so I'm immediately mistrusting of Talk,Talk's technical advice), I asked if it would suffice.
Yes, the helpline person said, a Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO router, model FSD9230-4, version 30001uk would do the job.
I couldn't find the software disk so rang Belkin for help. They told me my router was not ADSL compatible.
Using my partner's laptop, I have found a TP-link TPTD-W8951ND ADSL 2/2 modem at Argos for 30 ("Easy one-touch wireless security encryption with the Quick Security Setup button. ADSL 2/2+ Modem, Wireless N Access Point and 4-Port Router, in a single device."* Full spec below). Will this do the job? Routers seem to be quite expensive, so don't want to make mistake but don't want something so cheap it doesn't work well (have already forked out 450 for pc and probably need another 150 for Windows Office, not to mention a new printer! Wallet's feeling a bit sensitive.)
Urgently need to get connected so any advice... Read more

Answer:router compatible with ADSL modem

how did you connect to the internet with your XP PC?

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I'm looking to upgrade my wireless modem/router. I currently have an old Actiontech (wireless-b) unit with 4 PC's connected wirelessly. Everytime someone disconnects (switches off pc), the connection is disrupted for some time before it is reconnected. Do the newer models overcome this now?I'm currently looking at :Belkin -click hereD-Link -click hereLinksys -click hereand Netgear DG834GT -click hereAnyone have one of these and would recommend it? What do you think of it?

Answer:Wireless ADSL Modem/Router

I have had the Netgear DG834G for quite a while now connected to a Windows PC through Ethernet cable and wirelessly to a Apple Powerbook without any problems.The DG834GT has a 108mbs speed verus 54mbs on teh DG834G. You will not see any difference in internet speed usinng any of the two. If you are sharing files across a small network, then the DG834GT has a maximum speed of 108Mbs. However to get the maximum transfer speeds, you would need to also upgrade the wireless network cards to the netgear 108mbs speed.If you are connecting via LAN/Etherenet, stick with the DG834G

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have brought a sumvision adsl modem/router using bt broadband 512 wires only need help to set it up plese im on windows xp home and at presant using the bt voyager 100 modem

Answer:help needed with adsl modem/router

Network forum people might know :-)

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Hi, i have recently bought myself the above router. I bought it for the sole reason of connecting my PS3 to the web. at the minute i have a usb dsl modem provided by 'supanet.'Also i have a splitter: phone line into splitter, then phone line into pc, then a dsl cable into the modem. i have followed all the instructions and ran all the supplied discs and it wont connect.on the front of the router i have 4 lights1. wireless2. security3. dsl4. internetaccording to the manuals ect..all 4 lights should come on, but at best i have 3. I have never yet managed to get 'internet.'i have a N95 mobile phone and when i search for wlan, at times i can find it, as i can on my ps3 but i just cant connect to the internet.i am complete novice, so any help would be fantastic for me, and the health of my router as it is going to get smashed soon.

Answer:Wireless g- adsl+2 modem router.....HELP

Why is the phone line going to the PC? Which socket on the PC?

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Is it possible to buy a combined ADSL modem and router/hub to run a small home network (4 pc's). I currently have broadband with a BT ADSL modem that's attached direct to one of the computers, but this obviously needs to be on all the time for any of the others to connect. The BT modem only has a USB connection so I couldn't connect it directly to a hub (or could I?)

Answer:Combined ADSL modem and router

consultikI use a SAR715 router bought from click here cost 110. i run 3 pc's and a MAC G3 all talking to each other and surfing the net ok.

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I have just set-up Broadband, I have purchased a Netgear ADSL Modem Router (DG632), which has both USB and Ethernet connectivity cababilities. In the blurb it says "NETGEAR's ADSL Modem Router lets you connect two devices - Ethernet and USB".I have it connected via the USB port and cable to my desktop computer, this works fine. Because it has both the USB and Ethernet connection cables, would it be possible to use the Ethernet cable and connect and configure it for my laptop which has a Ethernet port, or is it likely to be only one or the other type of connection?I would hope to be able to use both my laptop and desktop machines through the same modem router. Is this possible does anyone know before I start trying to configure and get into a mess!!

Answer:ADSL modem Router and two computers

via an Ethernet cable - just go ahead and click the cable into one of the router's LAN ports, and then connect the other end to the same port on the laptop.

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I've finally got round to replacing my USB modem with a dynamode r-adsl-c4w-g wireless router/modem. I can connect to the router. to set the settings, I've confirmed the supposed settings with my ISP (tiscali) but the thing still won't connect to the internet. I've reset my ISP settings and they are correct as I've rechecked using my old USB modem and I can still connect. But at present it seems to be a waste of money if I cant get the thing to connect to the internet.

Any ideas as to what I can do to make the yellow WAN light start to glow? According to the pitiful manual that came with it, it its currently suggesting that the DSLline isn't connected, but it is.ADSL filter inplace and everything! When I view I get green blobs against the modem that turn red if I unplug the modem. Are these misleading?

Any ideas most welcome!!


Answer:New adsl wireless router/modem help

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So I got myself a Gigabyte GN-BR01G wireless router to connect to my ADSL modem that is also a LAN switch, but I have a problem. I have managed to configure the two so that I can access internet via the wireless network, but I can't access shared folders or ping PCs that are connected to the ADSL modems LAN ports.

The IP address for the ADSL modem is and the PCs connected to them have 192.168.0.x IPs.

The wireless router IP address is and PCs connected to it get IPs automatically from the wireless routers DHCP.

So basically I guess I have to get the 192.168.0.x and 192.168.1.x subnets to work with each other but I don't know how I should do it. The wireless router doesn't support bridging. How I got them working so that I can access internet via wireless was by following this doc:

Answer:ADSL modem and wireless router

Connect the PCs to the router?

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Hi everyone!I have just bought a DG834G wireless modem router and disappointed is not the word. Even less than 5 feet from my computer with just a monitor inbetween the signal fluctuates crazily (virtually every couple of seconds) from *excellent* straight down to *no signal*, up to *very good* to *limited or no connectivity* in a random order. (this is the 2nd post i've had to make as it went from *very good* when i clicked to post, to *very low* when sending the post). It seems i'm not the only person having this problem either> click hereAnyway, i'm going to take it back to pc world and get another make, but after having a look around i'm not too sure which is the better to get.Any suggestions as to which model to go for and which to avoid would be greatly appreciated!Thanks!!

Answer:Adsl wireless modem/ to buy?

router downstair, upstair still have excellent signal, much nicer looking than other makers as well

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