virgin broadband + wireless: will any modem work?

  elli3009 22:17 04 Aug 2009

Hi all,

I have been with virgin BB for 3 years, and have a cabled motorola modem.

I now want to go wireless, because I have switched desktop to laptop.

Do I have to buy one of the wireless routers from Virgin (£40) or would any old one work?

What I mean is, is there a difference between routers for cable broadband, and routers for BT-line broadband?

Thanks in advance for any help!

  Strawballs 23:26 04 Aug 2009

You will need a cable router that plugs into the modem, ADSL combined modem/routers will not work.

click here Any ones of these will do.

  elli3009 10:35 05 Aug 2009

short and sweet, but answers my question completely. Thanks loads!

Next question: given that they aren't massively cheaper than the virgin one, would I be better off with theirs so I can ring them up if it doesn't work?

  Strawballs 12:12 05 Aug 2009

You would get better support from them, but I use a Linksys wrt54g and have done for nearly 5yrs with out trouble, and that is on Virgin cable.

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