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Solved: Diff b/w wireless bb router and a wireless cable router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Swati, Oct 29, 2004.

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  1. Swati

    Swati Thread Starter

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    Is there a difference b/w a wireless router that will hok up to a broadband modem connection and one that will link to a cable modem connection ?

    I was planning to buy the linksys wrt 54gs but i have a broadband modem which connects to the telephone jack at one end and to the rj45 jack on my notebook for which i also need to buy a nic card. is that the correct one to buy ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. 5mi11er

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    Yes. The key is the RJ-45 on the modem; you need a broadband router with a WAN ethernet port. That model will do fine. And you'll then connect the laptop to the router via wireless or a straight ethernet cable. You may need a cross over cable to go between the router and the modem.
     
  3. JohnWill

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    There is no difference between routers for DSL, ADSL, or cable modem, as long as the modem has an Ethernet output. SOHO broadband routers support all these services, that's pretty much every broadband router.

    If you're talking about combined modem/router products, they obviously have to connect to the specific service in question.
     
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