Integrated Modem/Router and Cable Modem Compatibility

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Ed, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. Ed

    Ed Guest

    Looking to purchase a wireless router/access point. Currently using a
    standard DSL modem over my BT line and am considering the Netgear
    DG834G - integrated modem + router + switch. If at some future date I
    switch to a cable based ISP e.g. Telewest, could I still use the
    integrated device and plug the RJ45 from the cable modem straight into
    the router or will I have to invest in a device without the
    integrated modem?

    An integrated device is most cost effective for me at the moment as my
    existing modem is usb and most of the wireless routers (without
    integrated modem) I've looked at require an RJ45 modem connection and
    I don't really want to buy a new modem to go with just to retain
    compatibiity with a future cable modem.

    Any advice/help greatly appreciated.
    Ed, Feb 5, 2005
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  2. Ed

    Lurch Guest

    This bit made my eyes hurt.
    Lurch, Feb 6, 2005
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  3. Ed

    MM Guest

    you will have to lost it and get a cable router instead - same thing with no
    modem...very few of the adsl modem jobbies have a 2nd wan port for cable
    MM, Feb 6, 2005
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