More Issues with Demon Broadband

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by CJB, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. CJB

    CJB Guest

    Jeeze - this stuff is complicated - and I've been in i.t. for years.

    I now have the BT line up and running on ADSL. Demon have sent me a
    Speedtouch 330 modem which works OK. It is a USB modem which is a pain
    'cos I only have two USB ports on the laptop and I need those for
    peripherals. However I can now connect to the Internet - albeit a bit

    The laptop also has an Internet port (I think) which I'd prefer to

    Now I want to set up a wireless router and have a Linksys Wireless-G.
    Unfortunately this only has an Internet port for the modem to connect
    into. But the modem only has a USB type cable.

    Please can anyone advise how I can connect a USB type modem to an
    Internet connection on the router.

    Many thanks - CJB.
    CJB, Sep 12, 2006
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    kráftéé Guest

    With great difficulty, perhaps if you used the proper labels we could
    be of greater help, such as what the hell is an internet port, if you
    mean LAN port, you've bought the wrong kit you do really need a DSL
    router, not what, I think, you have an LAN router, but the ports for
    ADSL & LAN look very similar so it may be possible to use that router,
    just bin the USB.
    kráftéé, Sep 12, 2006
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    Devs Guest

    In what field????
    You do not need a modem. Your router is a "modem" too.
    Devs, Sep 12, 2006
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    NoNeedToKnow Guest

    Much as you may hate the suggestion, using an ADSL modem/router/wireless
    access point (such as Netgear DG834 / Linksys WAG54G or similar) may be the
    best way.

    It sounds like the Linksys you have might be for providing wireless access
    to a single ethernet connection (such as would be available from cable
    services on a set-top box). All too many "broadband routers" are just
    that - a router for linking a home LAN to the WAN (cable network) but
    don't have any ADSL modem in them... If you use
    to check back a couple of years, you will see the "fun and games" (I use
    the phrase with tongue in cheek, seemed like they were hitting their heads
    against brick walls) of trying to connect a wired/wireless router to some
    "simple ADSL modem" - just a major pain, unfortunately. You've added
    USB into the ghastly picture, and that is just a further complication you
    really could do without, IMHO. Lots of luck if you persevere with that!

    Oh, and connected via USB, I truly hope you have a good firewall on your PC
    as a 'direct connection' like that (or using a PCI card in a desktop) will
    be reliant on whatever s/w you are using to prevent hackers.

    Get 1 GB file storage for free : <>

    Can use any FTP client, or use (provided, Windows XP) utility
    to back-up specific PC directories to remote storage by using
    a schedule, or to always 'keep in sync' with your PC storage!
    NoNeedToKnow, Sep 12, 2006
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    Jaxtraw Guest

    The fallow one, perhaps?
    Jaxtraw, Sep 12, 2006
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    CJB Guest

    OK - many thanks for the tips. I use the label 'Internet' because on
    the Linksys router that is what the input socket is labelled as in the
    moulded plastic case - this is the socket for the cable from the modem
    to the router; but the problem is that the cable from the modem expects
    a USB socket on the router.

    At`present the cable links are:

    BT phone socket (via filter) to Modem to USB port on Computer.

    What need is:

    BT phone socket (via filter) to Modem to ADSL socket on Router to ADSL
    socket on Computer. That is as per the diagram in the set up
    instructions for the Router.

    However if the router also doubles as modem then maybe I need:

    BT phone socket (via filter) to ADSL socket on the Router to ADSL
    socket on the Computer. But I don't have a cable for the link from the
    filter to the router. I only have a cable for the link from the router
    to the Computer.

    CJB, Sep 12, 2006
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    Conor Guest that "I've been in IT for years" means you've been using
    MS Office for a while? Must be if you haven't a clue what a RJ45 LAN
    socket is.

    There's no such thing as an internet connection.
    Conor, Sep 12, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    How many weeks have you been answering the phone in reception at the IT
    company you work at again?
    Conor, Sep 12, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    Reception. Good Morning, welcome to dodgy computers, please hold.
    Conor, Sep 12, 2006
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    CJB Guest

    I'm in i.t. support - that is as per Business Analysis / Business
    Objects. I have no experience of configuring hardware or cnetwork
    cabling. I haven't a clue what a RJ45 is - but you seem to denigrate my
    ignorance. But thanks for bothering to post a comment even if it wasn't
    helpful. CJB.
    CJB, Sep 12, 2006
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    Simon Smith Guest

    Whilst the rest have a joke with you. Can you please provide us with a
    model number for your 'router'. This way you might get some sensible
    help. But be warned if you have been out and bought a router without
    integrated modem then the stick will only get worse!
    Simon Smith, Sep 12, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    In other words, you have nothing at all to do with computers or at best
    they phone you with a fault and you ask a set of preset questions which
    follow a flow chart/selectable options to come up with an answer.
    How the hell can anyone who works in IT not even know what an RJ45
    socket is? Even my 60 year old mother who has only had a PC for a few
    months knows what a RJ45 socket is. It's not exactly new you know. I
    bet you refer to the PC base unit as the Hard Drive.

    You're the one who boasted that you had a clue because you've worked in
    IT for years. You'd have done better keeping your mouth shut.
    Conor, Sep 12, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    <sits back, gets popcorn out>
    Conor, Sep 12, 2006
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    Clint Sharp Guest

    My thoughts exactly, I'd be ashamed to tell people I work in IT if
    they'd spoken to this guy first.
    Clint Sharp, Sep 12, 2006
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    Clint Sharp Guest

    Butter toffee, salted or some godawful sweetened stuff?
    Clint Sharp, Sep 12, 2006
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    Jim Crowther Guest

    Don't even bother to try. Get an ADSL-modem/router and re-box and hide
    the USB modem. Cost less than GBP40, or if you want wireless as well,
    say GBP55.

    Demon will have sent you all the clues you need to set it up - and many
    examples (Netgear etc) set themselves up very satisfactorily without any
    more intervention from you than providing Username and Password.

    And please don't claim you've 'been in IT for years' when all you do is
    provide MS software support - that's not *internet* technology, and your
    example is a piss-poor advert for *information* technology - it seems
    not much has been absorbed.
    Jim Crowther, Sep 13, 2006
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    Eeyore Guest

    LOL !

    It takes all sorts.

    Eeyore, Sep 13, 2006
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    Eeyore Guest


    Meaning you have no *relevant* experience so mentioning ' being in IT ' was pure
    waffle in the first place.

    Hint: Us 'lowly' techies do the hard stuff whilst the likes of you like to see
    yourselves as kings.

    Eeyore, Sep 13, 2006
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    Frank Guest

    Plusnet CSC, probably.
    Frank, Sep 13, 2006
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    Conor Guest

    You give him too much credit.
    Conor, Sep 13, 2006
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