How can I make use of a wireless modem router which no longer worksas a modem ???

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by robertpayneemail, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Hi Guys,
    I have a first version netgear DG834g wireless router whose ADSL
    service doesn't work anymore.
    Rather than throw it away I am hoping I can still use it somewhere on
    my network. I know I can't use it as a repeater (later versions can)
    which would have been perfect because I do need a repeater.
    Is it possible to use as a repeater if it is cabled to the master
    wireless router (Belkin pre-n)?
    Can it be made to work as a simple switch/hub ?
    Or do you think it only now has a career as a paperweight?

    Marry your technical know how with your imagination and let me know
    what you think.
    robertpayneemail, Feb 11, 2009
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  2. robertpayneemail

    Char Jackson Guest

    On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 14:09:23 -0800 (PST),
    I would think it would work fine as a 4-port switch. Ignore the WAN
    port and turn off the DHCP server, etc.
    Char Jackson, Feb 11, 2009
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