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Old February 18th 04, 11:28 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Gareth :-\)
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Hi again,

My router is an ActionTec Wireless Router for use with NTL cable broadband.
It says on the box that the router can be used for cable or dsl.

Basically if I get rid of my NTL account and decide to get Broadband via a
BT supplier would I need a new modem or would my router act as a modem?

I bought my wireless kit @ www.ntlwireless.co.uk if that is any help.


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Old February 19th 04, 12:17 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Kráftéé
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Gareth :-) wrote:
Hi again,

My router is an ActionTec Wireless Router for use with NTL cable
broadband. It says on the box that the router can be used for cable
or dsl.

Basically if I get rid of my NTL account and decide to get
Broadband via a BT supplier would I need a new modem or would my
router act as a modem?

I bought my wireless kit @ www.ntlwireless.co.uk if that is any
help.


You'll need to get a DSL ethernet modem to take the place of the NTL cable
modem but other than that you should be ok...


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Old February 20th 04, 05:18 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Benedict Addis
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"Kráftéé" wrote in message
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Gareth :-) wrote:
Hi again,

My router is an ActionTec Wireless Router for use with NTL cable
broadband. It says on the box that the router can be used for cable
or dsl.

Basically if I get rid of my NTL account and decide to get
Broadband via a BT supplier would I need a new modem or would my
router act as a modem?

I bought my wireless kit @ www.ntlwireless.co.uk if that is any
help.


You'll need to get a DSL ethernet modem to take the place of the NTL cable
modem but other than that you should be ok...


In the States, broadband routers (ie those with an ethernet input and no
ADSL modem) are known as cable/DSL routers, because both cable modems and
DSL modems in the States have ethernet outputs, and therefore work fine with
a broadband router. In the UK, for technical reasons (it's to do with PPPoA
if you're interested), our ADSL modems do not have ethernet outputs - only
our cable modems.

This means that a broadband router (www.itchest.co.uk/bbrouters.aspx) will
only work with cable internet - NTL or Telewest - in the UK. If you need to
share an ADSL connection, you need a specialised router with a built-in
modem called an ADSL router (www.itchest.co.uk/routers.aspx).

However, most US manufacturers are too lazy to bother rebranding 'cable/DSL'
routers as cable routers. After all, we speak English, so why change the
packaging?

I reckon about 20% of our business comes from people who have been sold a
'cable/DSL' router by PCWorld, and find out that the connectors are 'too big
for their ADSL connection'!

Benedict.
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