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Switch off modem on belkin 54g

I have just switched internet providers and now i have a new modem but no router..i was wondering if it is possible to switch off the modem on my old modem/router (belkin 54g) and use it just as a router

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I'm guessing DSL to CABLE switch? Most will tell you no but it can be done. ISPs commonly use dual modem/router type devices in order to charge some sort of fee every month to the consumer.

Essentially what you're going to be doing is running a line from your wall to the modem. Now instead of running a line directly from the modem to the PC what you're going to be doing is I believe plugging it in to the 4th position on the back of the combo device. 1st you may have to reconfigure the device for your new ISPs information ie. DNS SUFFIX, IP ADDRESS, etc. Don't quote me on this but I believe to do that you'll have to connect the ethernet line directly from the PC to the combo device via port 1 on the device. That will enable you to configure the device as you would any other router. 

It's all a bit of a pain in the rear but it can be done. I've noticed forums around the net describing the process in further detail but without model specific information the best I can say is yes someone somewhere would know how to do it so don't let anyone especially your ISP say that it can't be done.

Best of luck! 

Sean

Source: Personal experience switching from VZW to COMCAST =]

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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