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    Wireless routers and NTL?

    Right, my sister has just moved into a new student house, and wants me to network broadband for her. So what I want to know is this:

    Can you get a wireless router that will route NTL broadband to a whole house without a PC plugged directly into it (other than for setup)? I really don't know much about wireless networking, but could probably figure out the basics of how to do it, but first, is it possible? Because NTL broadband is not normal ADSL, no? Or have I got that all wrong?

    Anywho, if it is possible, can anyone reccomend me a wireless router for this purpose? Doesn't need to be uber fast, Just as reliable as possible, as I'll be in a different city and thus not be able to help if it goes down...

    Thanks all,

    Alex

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    Yes you can - I'm using an older Netgear 1 so I can't really recommend a current model.
    Btw according to NTL's T&C you can only have 4 PC's connected to 1 connection (although how they are going to know behind a router...)

    make sure that you get a standalone modem though rather than through a set top box.

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    u can use any wireless routers(not adsl ones)
    personally i've been using a belkin 54m(802.11g) model w/o a problem.
    Its very simple and easy to install.

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    Its very easy as long as the network connectors in the PCs get on with the wireless router. Best to purchase components made by the same maufacturer eg linksys , belkin etc. E-buyer is a good site to rummage through. Read the user reviews on the wireless kit.

    I am with NTL and use Asus stuff although its not very user friendly, but once you figure it out how it works it seems reliable.

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    I've been using a Linksys 11g wireless router with NTL for about a year now without any problems.

    Just make sure you get a cable modem with ethernet out and everything should be fine.

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    yes you can - but it will go down all the time with it being ntl and all

    I would reccomend netgear's wireless routers - u pay a bit more but they are SO much more reliable than linksys [budget poo ones] and they are user friendly. Belkin do some that are equally good but tend to be even more expensive

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    Oh, I see (I think)!

    So it goes NTL->Cable Modem-(ethernet)->Router->Computers? As opposed to NTL->Router->Computers, which I thought it was. Have I got that right?

    As to what cable modem you get, if they come to install it, do I get a choice of which modem to get? Can I specify that on the phone?

    Thanks for the help guys,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    yes you can - but it will go down all the time with it being ntl and all

    I would reccomend netgear's wireless routers - u pay a bit more but they are SO much more reliable than linksys [budget poo ones] and they are user friendly. Belkin do some that are equally good but tend to be even more expensive
    LOL, here in Bristol NTL hasn't gone down once in over two years now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    Oh, I see (I think)!

    So it goes NTL->Cable Modem-(ethernet)->Router->Computers? As opposed to NTL->Router->Computers, which I thought it was. Have I got that right?

    As to what cable modem you get, if they come to install it, do I get a choice of which modem to get? Can I specify that on the phone?
    Yup, that's right.
    No, you will get whatever they give you probably an NTL 120 (rebadged Ambit) iirc.

    & I've found the NTL BB connection to be very reliable - email servers can be a bit iffy sometimes though.

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    WRT54G or BEFW1154

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    I have a linksys 54g wireless router and it works fine. you do need to connect pc directly to modem to set it up but when you reconnect the router everything is fairly straightforward from then on.
    I do know everything, just not all at once. It's a virtual memory problem.

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