Hello folks, Have been using my netgear wireless router with no problems, however having just moved house I now have a Virgin media broadband cable connection, is the Netgear ASDL wireless modem router now defunct or can I use it in conjunction with the cable connection, the imput cable goes ito a Webstar modem. On this modem there are the following 4 connections 1-Power 2-Cable imput 3-usb connection 4- ethernet connector. I need to provide a wireless access point for my laptop.
<<< I take it then adsl and dsl are two different technologies and one is not compatible with the other >>>
Just for information, "no" they aren't actually different. ADSL (Asymmetric DSL) and SDSL (Symmetric DSL) are DSL variants. The problem is that, in the UK, ADSL uses PPPoA protocol to connect, whereas Cable/DSL routers only support PPPoE protocol. In the US this isn't a problem because their DSL uses PPPoE and so a Cable/DSL router can be used with a separate Ethernet DSL Modem. In the UK, to overcome the PPPoA issue, a combined Router & ADSL Modem has to be used. UK Cable broadband uses an ethernet modem and doesn't use PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) at all to connect.
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