I have an eMac running OS X Panther and a pc running Xp Prof on a desk next to each other, and I want to connect both to my ntl/virginmedia broadband.
I can get each computer to work individually using an Ethernet cable but I can't seem to get them working via a router, the Netgear DSL Modem Gateway DG814. I've tried following the instructions in the manual, of course, but can only get one computer working, say, the Mac, but then the pc doesn't find the Gateway when I type in its location " click here ".
One question I have is, do I NEED to connect the router to a phone line using a filter? I have no actual NEED for to use a phone with the router.
Are you on cable broadband? ADSL comes through the phone line and you'd have been supplied with the filters and equipment when you ordered it. ADSL lines are split into two - one for analogue phone (or Sky DigiBoxes) and the other for high speed internet. The filter is there to split the 2 lines and keep them apart to stop interference. If you're on cable broadband, it comes in from an underground fibre-optic cable and won't need filters or anything (I don't think anyway).
Unfortunately not, that is an adsl router for adsl broadband via the telephone line. Yours is cable virgin media/ntl broadband and you need a cable router (without the adsl modem part). Netgears offerings are the WGR614 or WGT624 o WPN824 or WNR834B