d-Link DSL-G604T and cable modem - won't work?

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by nicandal, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. nicandal

    nicandal Guest

    I've been struggling to help a neighbour for weeks now and I'm stuck,
    possibly terminally.

    She has an cable modem from [UK cable giant] NTL. Her son's Dad bought
    him a laptop and Dlink wireless router, but it's a G604T. After
    struggling for hours with this thing I found this on the Dlink site:
    "As this router is an ADSL router with a built-in ADSL modem, it is not
    capable of working with a cable connection."

    Is this true? I now believe that to share a cable modem you need to
    clone the computer's MAC address so the router looks like the original
    PC. I think the problem with this router is the absence of MAC address
    cloning. Am I right? Is there any other way?

    The cable modem can be connected via USB to the main PC, and I can
    share the internet connection outwards via the NIC to the router, but
    this is far from ideal as it requires that the main PC be powered up to
    route all network traffic to and from the laptop, which I was trying to
    nicandal, Sep 25, 2006
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