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Is it possible to feed ASDL2 through to a cable router using another device?


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#1 infobleep

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:03 PM

Hi there

 

I purchased an ASUS RT-AC68U wireless router online as I wished to replace my existing wireless router. I didn't get round to setting it up straight away.

 

Once I did I found that it wasn't compatible with my ASDL2 broadband because it was a wireless router. What I needed was Asus's DSL router model and not their wireless router model.

 

The DSL router model is also wireless and support ASDL2, whereas their wireless router model, whilst also being wireless, is only compatible with cable modems.

 

As an aside I think calling a cable router wireless is confusing as one might think the DSL one isn't wireless. I didn't notice the smaller print, so my fault.

 

Anyway it was over 28 days when I attempted to set it up so I couldn't return it.

 

Is there away of getting another device to connect to my wireless router, so that I can feed the ASDL2 through it, or am I best off selling my router and buying the correct one?

 

Thanks for your help



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:03 AM

You need a adsl modem.  Here are some examples

http://www.toptenreviews.com/computers/networking/best-dsl-modems/



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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:58 AM

Who is the ISP?



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 04:15 PM

Thank you for your replies. My ISP is plusnet. The modem that I had from them stopped working, which is why I got this wireless router.

 

Looks like I'll just have to sell the wireless route that is a cable modem and buy the ASDL modem that is a wireless router.



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 04:40 PM

You don't need to sell your Asus router. You just need to buy a DSL modem to go with it. Modems take the connection from the ISP and make it ethernet. Routers take the ethernet connection and share it amount multiple users, including wireless. Gateways are modems and routers combined. Since you already have something that does wireless (your Asus router) a gateway would be redundant. 

 

I would suggest buying something like the Netgear DM200(60$) or D-link DSL-520B(37$). The Netgear link also has a good video showing you how to hook everything up. You will get much better Wifi using one of those modems and your Asus router then you will get from a gateway. I checked Plusnet's website, and their only requirements is that it is ADSL+ but you may want to call them (0800 432 0200) to double check.


Edited by Trikein, 25 November 2016 - 04:44 PM.





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