Cable modem to Wireless modem

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by MRRIGGA, Feb 19, 2008.


    MRRIGGA Guest

    I am using a ADSL2+cable router and would like to use a wireless router
    that I have laying around,
    Is this possible by connecting the wireless router direct to my providers
    phone line or would I have to some how attach the wireless router to my
    providers cable router Thank you
    MRRIGGA, Feb 19, 2008
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    Lem Guest

    Your question isn't clear.

    If you currently have a non-wireless combo modem/router (either cable or
    DSL) and want to use a wireless router, many home wireless routers can
    be configured as a wireless access point only. This will give you
    wireless access as well as (in many cases) 3 more wired LAN jacks. See

    Or, if the wireless router you have laying about happens to *also*
    incorporate a modem (cable or DSL, as needed by your particular setup),
    then you can simply replace the current device and connect the wireless
    device directly to the cable or phone line. You may have to know some
    configuration details from your ISP.

    Lem -- MS-MVP

    To the moon and back with 2K words of RAM and 36K words of ROM.
    Lem, Feb 19, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    hopefully your wireless router will let you turn off DHCP and NAT to
    turn it into an access point. then after you do that, you can plug
    it into a LAN port on your ADSL router.


    Barb Bowman
    Barb Bowman, Feb 19, 2008
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