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Difference between console and broadband port?


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#1 gigawert

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 05:47 PM

I was told that Ubiquiti routers are reliable, because my current ATT provided one isn't working well. This one looks good enough for me, but how is it different from an ADSL2+ router? Is the port shown below in the attachment (it is a port on my current router) the same as the "Console" port in the new router with simply a different name? I just want to know if it will work with the green cable I have now. 

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EDIT: Or do I not need any green cable at all?


Edited by gigawert, 30 July 2015 - 05:49 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:38 PM

Adsl2 is a router with a built in modem.  A broadband port is not a modem port.  Nor is a console port anything but for connecting a pc/laptop in to configure the router.  It can not be used for anything else.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 06:41 PM

What is a modem? Do I need it? Will the new router work in my network in place of the old router?


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:46 AM

A modem in your case translates the adsl signal to a Ethernet signal.  So your connection would be adsl<>modem<>router<>lan

 

I would suggest you make it easy on yourself and just get a adsl router with the built in modem.



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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:39 AM

We just called ATT and they replaced our current router with a new one (its coming) but apparently they didn't give us a choice of router. They did say though that it will be an adsl router.


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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:04 PM

You will be fine then.






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