virgin broadband connections

  peacor 15:59 02 Mar 2008

i've got a netgear adsl modem and i want to gowireless from my cable modem do i have to purchase some sort of ethernet to adsl adaptor or is there an easier way of connecting up?

  ambra4 16:24 02 Mar 2008

You can’t use an ASDL modem/ router on a cable modem

You need a Cable/DSL Router

Linksys Compact Wireless-G 54Mbps Cable/ DSL Broadband Router

click here

Most domestic cable ISPs have the cable modem configured to recognize only one client computer by the MAC address of its network interface.

Once the cable modem has learnt the MAC address of the first computer that talks to it, it will not respond to another MAC address in any way.

Thus if you swap one PC for another PC or a router, the new router will not work with the cable modem, because the router has a different MAC address to the PC.

You need to power off the Cable Modem, Router, and the Computer,

Connect the Cable modem to the router via the Ethernet port to the router wan port connect a second Ethernet cable from port 1 on the router to the lan card on the computer.

(IMPORTANT: - You must wait for the server to release the Mac address)

Wait 20 minutes

Power on the cable modem, once it has rebooted and gone fully online all indicator lights settled down,

Power on the router and wait until has fully rebooted.

Power on the computer and wait until it is fully rebooted

You should now able to access the router via the browser

Take a read of the router manual first before trying to set up router

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