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Connect wireless modem to cable modem (roadrunner)


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#1 dovedescent7

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 05:27 PM

Is it possible to connect a wireless cable modem/router to a regular hard-wired cable modem to acheive a wireless connection?


I bought my mother an ipod touch for her birthday.She only has a regular roadrunner cable modem (not wireless)and i just was given two router-modems.


one is cable,one is DSL


#1 is a Siemens speedstream 6520 (wireless capable) modem/router with 4 ethernet ports,a DSL port, and a USB port

#2 is a Ambit (wireless capable ) cable modem/router it has a cable-in connector,USB,and four ethernet ports.


I couldnt really find a clear answer on google,but is their a way to get a wireless connection by hooking one of these up to our basic cable-modem (non wireless)??




ps, swapping the cable modem for one of these is not an option.i need to keep the existing one..

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:52 AM

this should be relatively simple compared to the other stuff here guys....cummon!

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:55 AM

Normally it isn't possible. I don't know if there's a custom firmware out there that will make it only function as a router.

#1 is completely out. If she's on cable and its a DSL modem.

#2 may work if you swapped it for the existing. Its a pretty simple and straight forward process, I don't see why she'd mind (of course make sure it works, and will work before trying to set it up).

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:59 AM

No neither one will work, you will need to get a router that is like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124277

The reason being is that the DSL was made for a DSL service only, also router #2 is the same way. Road runner doesn't like it when you don't use the box they give you, tried that didn't get a good result. A router like the one I linked to is a good one.

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