ADSL Computer using CABLE ROUTER?

  Gordal 16:47 02 Feb 2009

Can anyone advise please. My grandson has a PC which is working on ADSL.

We are trying to set up a home wireless system with (say) two PCs and a laptop. I have an unused router which works well - actually it's a KCorp. However it was bought and used by me for some time connected to a CABLE from Virginmedia.

What I need to know is - is it possible to use this router by connecting it to the ADSL input?

Any help/advice greatly appreciated.


  mgmcc 16:52 02 Feb 2009

No, with ADSL you need a *COMBINED* "Router & ADSL Modem" which connects directly to the phone line.

The "Cable/DSL" router you have at the moment has an ethernet WAN port (Wide Area Network or Internet) which connects to the ethernet port on the Virgin Cable Modem.

  Strawballs 17:25 02 Feb 2009

click here Any one of these will do.

  Gordal 15:39 03 Feb 2009

Thanks for your replies chaps, but your opinions seem to conflict.

I have emailed Novatech, which was the site which Strawballs referred me to, for their advice and opinion.

  keef66 16:57 03 Feb 2009

They don't conflict.

Cable = DSL, need DSL router between your cable modem and pc

Phone line = ADSL, need an ADSL modem router between phone socket and pc

You can't use a cable modem in the way you describe

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