Router with dial up

  ableddyn 20:56 20 Dec 2004
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I want to replace my modem lead with a wireless connection to my laptop. Can I use a BB router with the dail up modem?

Thanks.

Regards,

ableddyn

  fitcher 21:31 20 Dec 2004

yes .. dead easy .any with wireless and router combined ,,

  fitcher 21:33 20 Dec 2004

sorry ,,thought you were on broadband

  cearve 21:38 20 Dec 2004

I used a Netgear router with inbuilt modem, works great. You can get a version to use with an exising router, but for the small amount of difference in cost its best, easier and tidyer to get a combined unit.

  cearve 21:41 20 Dec 2004

Don't think you can use this type of router with a dial up connection though!

  jollysailor 12:59 21 Dec 2004

Thanks fitcher & cearve but I cannot get broadband. What kit do I need to allow me to use my laptop for wireless internet access with a dial-up connection? I assume this is possible!!

Thanks,

ableddyn

  ableddyn 13:04 21 Dec 2004

Whoops,
Sorry for the confusion. I signed in on my work PC. Jollysailor is me.

  Jeffers22 13:21 21 Dec 2004

You would need a dial up modem which outputs to ethernet WAN port on router and connect from there to the PC and laptop - also via ethernet. Not sure if dial up networking would be able to negotiate the router though. I think you need to take a look round the netgear click here belkin click here and linksys click here sites to see if they actually have such a product.

One way that would work, is to use internet connection sharing and stick a couple of USB wireless dongles in each of the PC and laptop. That would not be via a router though and the PC with the modem would need to be switched on to make the connection which could then be shared.

  Jeffers22 13:23 21 Dec 2004

replace "also by ethernet" on second line with "wirelessly"

  mgmcc 13:28 21 Dec 2004

The nearest I have come across to what you want is a Bluetooth V90 (V92?) dialup modem, which you could use in conjunction with your laptop and a Bluetooth adapter. PC World had Bluetooth modems.

The range would be much less than with 802.11b or 802.11g wireless devices, but these are essentially for Local Area Networks and I haven't heard of WiFi "dialup" modems (which doesn't mean they don't exist!).

  TomJerry 13:40 21 Dec 2004

BT On-Air Wireless Modem fax / modem £59.99 click here

this is possibly the only one you can find now. used to be many around, but all disappear since BB come into picture

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