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With a Linksys Router is a 2wire modem needed?

If this is the case why have a router?

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  • Mendoboone Jan 26, 2009

    Is there a special cord that changes from a telephone jack to an ethernet connector?

  • Mendoboone Jan 26, 2009

    Ya, I have DSL with my 2Wire and now my linksys. I bought the router for my mothers house to help out my brothers and their need for wifi. ut now it looks as if i need a modem to be the middleman for her internet service. Am I correct in my assumption?

  • Mendoboone Jan 26, 2009

    Is there a speacial cord that has a phone connection on one end and a ethernet connector on the other? If I do not need the modem then I can keep that for myself, and not waste money on buying my mom and brother's a modem as well as the router I bought....


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Yes because Linksys routers dont have a coaxial cable or telephone line input. Modem is needed to convert digital information into analog signals and vice versa.

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    Ed Deguzman Jan 26, 2009

    No theres none

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    No theres none


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Do you have internet service (Cable, DSL, etc.)? If so, a router is a great tool for keeping the bad guys out of your home network. If you don't have an internet connection, a router is very useful for connecting multiple computers together. In some cases, you may want to share resources with a neighbor (unlikely, but possible). A wireless router would be extremely useful in this scenario.

So in answer to your question, a router doesn't need a modem to operate but it does need an internet connection to get you on the internet. A router by itself does not provide internet connectivity.

Dave Grannas

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  • davegrannas Jan 26, 2009

    If you have DSL then you should already have a modem for your internet connection. The modem should have at least one ethernet port. If you have a PC already plugged in to the ethernet port, you can unplug the PC and plug the router in to that port then plug the PC into the router. For example:

    [PC] -------> [Router] -------> [DSL Modem] --------> Internet

    If the router is wireless, your mom and brothers can connect to it via wifi and be able to access the internet through your modem.

    For each separate phone line, a separate DSL modem will be needed to connect to the internet.

    I hope this helps.

    Dave Grannas


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