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Wifi Cables problem

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#1 Niion


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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:14 PM

I was recently given a Belkin wi fi router so i could connect the other pc's in the house to the net.
but it turns out i recive my internet direct through an ethernet cable, and the router requires an ADSL line.
so my question is, is there such thing as an erthernet to dsl adaptor? or would i have to get a new router?
thanks all

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:47 PM

It's probably a combination ADSL modem-router, I've not heard of a DSL router.

Aaahhh...a little enlightenment, http://www.tech-faq.com/adsl-router.shtml. So what they call a router-modem, I call a DSL modem.

I would just get a real router (for cable connections, either wifi or not) and not try to use a DSL modem as a cable router.


#3 TheStalker


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:55 AM

it all depends on how you get your internet. From what you are saying sounds like you have cable (DSL).

ADSL is where you get your internet though a phone line which sounds like what the router you have is for.

i think your best bet is to sell the one you have and buy the right one.

have a look here on the pcworld website. You can see that the two diffrent types of routers BT(phone line) and cable.

The good news is that norm cables routers are a bit cheaper because they dont have the modem built in.


Hope this helps.

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