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« on: November 14, 2004, 04:39:19 PM »

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I need to buy a router for my pc but i am not sure what i need. I have NTL Broadband which has a set top box, using an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet. To be clear, what i think i need to do is connect the NTL ethernet broadband cable directly into the router, and then connect another cable from the router in to the back of desktop pc. That will give me maximum download speed for my desktop pc. Then i will use a network card (which i already have) for my laptop,  which should then allow me to share the internet connection and file and printer sharing via a wireless connection.
I hope this is clear?
Could you please advise as to what type of router i need.
Would any particular make be most compatable for my system.
Where can i get one from, and how much?

Please Help.

THANK YOU.
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 06:52:47 PM »

Hey smudger
I use the 4-port Linksys BEFSR41. I'm sure you would like it to server your purpose. I have 3 pc's and a XBOX connected to mine Grin

http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?prid=20&grid=5
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2004, 09:08:22 PM »

Thanks Geekgirl, but i don't think this is what i need. I need to hard wire the desktop pc to the router, so i can get maximum download speed on that pc, but my laptop pc has a wireless network card in it. Therefore the laptop needs to connect to the router wirelessly to connect to the internet and file share etc. I don't think the one you suggested has that capability.

Thanks.

Any more suggestions please anyone?
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2004, 09:36:17 PM »

It should work.
All you need is Cat5 from the router to your pc.
And as long as you have a Wireless B/G Notebook Adapter Card (PCMICIA Type II)in your laptop.
Now I know you need to connect something up to the router, like a wireless receiver connected via Cat5 you should be set wireless.


Someone correct me if I'm wrong Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2004, 03:12:05 PM »

Thanks again Geekgirl, but I think I would be better getting one that I do not have to add to afterwards to get it to work wirelessly with the laptop. I know they are out there because i have seen them, but i do not want to waste my money getting the wrong one. Would a straight forward cable router meet my requirements?

I am gratefull for anyones help.

Ta.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2004, 03:24:17 PM »

Sorry I wasnt of any help, maybe someone else can enlighten you.
Hope you find what you want Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2004, 03:33:42 PM »

Very grateful for you help Geekgirl.
Anyone else got any suggestions please?

Thanks.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2004, 02:11:02 PM »

Hi,

Linksys does have NTL Wireless routers but I never tried one since I am in Canada.

http://www.linksys.com/press/press.asp?prid=103

Also check out http://www.chetnet.co.uk/ for additional help using NTL routers
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2005, 03:09:07 PM »

firstly u r on NTL so that means u have a cable internet so u need a cable router i would recomend lookin at a D-Link i have an ADSl 1 and my mate has a Cable 1. They are both wireless and wired and are a modem router so u can get rid of your current broadband modem.
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