Hi guys i just moved into an apartment in the city so i have cable internet, so i dont need to use a modem i plug straight into the wall. I am trying to set up my wireless router and it cant connect to my internet. all the insructions on set up include pluging in a modem however i dont use one. Please can someone help me :(
What exactly do you plug directly in the wall? what kind of connector does it use? an 'f' connector on a coax cable or RJ45 (like a phone plug? if you are using a cable connection you have to have a modem for that to work. if you are using a Ethernet cable tied directly to a jack on the wall you'll have to be sure routers are allowed to connect. or register the router with your provider. be sure your wireless router is getting an address form the internet provider. with out more details i can't give you any more specifics.
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Your router is connected between your modem (Cable or DSL) and your computer. Connect the modem output to the WAN or Internet connector on your router. Connect any of the output connectors to your computer's Network Input. Log in to the router by (with your Browser) going to 192.168.1.1 ... after logging to router (login parameters in manual) set your Network Name (SSID) and set up Wireless security. I prefer using WPS-PSK[TKIP] for its ease of setup.
I want to tell you that this router is a ADSL router and it will only work with the adsl line or you can say through phone line. You required to connect adsl filter in order to use this router. This router will not work if you are using the with any kind of modem. Beacause this router is already have inbuilt modem as well as it will performs all functions for the router. So with this router you dont required any other modem. But still if you want to use this router. The only ways is make it as a access point so that you can use this router as a access point and it will broadcast the signals to your wireless computers.
I believe this information will help you to resolve your query.
Get an ethernet cable (It's what you are allready using to conect your computer to the modem) then plug one end into the modems ethernet port and the other into the port on your router that is set apart from the others. then pres the reset button for 30 seconds. then plug both of your computers into the router. If you need to change something when you are plugged into your router go to 192.168.1.1 the there is no username the password by default is admin. Hope that I can help.
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.
As you already have the modem you only need a router. In all cases the modem connects to the WAN port on the router.
I think your best bet surely would be to go for a wireless router though? Then you wouldnt have to trail ethernet cables all round the house. I'm sure your laptop has a wireless adaptor built in unless it;s very old.
I always use Netgear networking stuff so forgive me posting a link to a nice 54G wireless router :-) :
Its almost impossible to connect a 2wire DSL router with a Cable modem. They dont go hand in hand.
Although you can connect the outgoing ethernet wire from the modem in the last ethernet plug on the back of the router and then have the ethernet connections coming from the router. But not wireless. and if you find a way, contact me at email@example.com