telewest- 2nd pC

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by dgibbon, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. dgibbon

    dgibbon Guest

    my sister and family are buying a 2nd computer, they already have
    broadband via Telewest-Blueyonder, win98 PC connected to cable modem
    via usb cable
    the second PC will be winxp home.
    i have purchased a belkin wireless- router and plan to connect this
    wireless-router to the telewest-blueyonder box via the RJ45/ethernet,
    the current win98 PC will connect to the wireless-router via the
    RJ45/ethernet, the new winxp PC will connect via wireless as it will
    be downstairs in a different part of the house
    does anyone know if i need to let telewest know about second PC?
    they used to verify/security via mac address, thier broadband web site
    says this is not the case now and it is just a case of powering off
    the cable modem plugging in the new device and powering on cable
    modem. does this mean the new belkin wireless-router box becomes the
    new device and the telewest system will pick it up.
    any advice or previous knowledge would be helpful
    dgibbon, Mar 9, 2005
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  2. dgibbon

    cAm Guest

    If your router has DHCP server enabled (in most routers it is default
    factory setting) then you are safe.
    Cable modem has got its own MAC address which is registered with TW.

    Also which belkin router you talking about?
    cAm, Mar 9, 2005
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  3. dgibbon

    dgibbon Guest

    belkin 54g Wireless Cable/DSL Router
    dgibbon, Mar 9, 2005
  4. dgibbon

    cAm Guest

    Yes mate, don't worry about anything... It will definately work! Just
    make sure you are setting it up properly through its web interface
    (Read the literature/manual for all the settings step by step)
    cAm, Mar 9, 2005
  5. dgibbon

    JPG Guest

    Don't forget to look at Robin Walker's excellent site about cable modems.

    My main problem in setting up the network was bloody Norton and its firewall.

    JPG, Mar 9, 2005
  6. dgibbon

    JPG Guest

    Sorry : url:
    JPG, Mar 9, 2005
  7. dgibbon

    Clansman Guest

    Yes that's right. There's no need to worry about the device MAC address any
    longer as Blueyonder don't require it any more.

    The Cable modem will issue an IP number to any device that asks for it be-it a
    PC or a router.

    However, be aware that if you have any problems setting up the router (and the
    network) Blueyonder won 't help you resolve them as they don't offer support
    to networks (lans) connected to their system. The help desk will only help
    with the setting up of a single PC to their network. As far as they're
    concerned, `if you want to connect a lan to their system', it's your

    Clansman, Mar 9, 2005
  8. dgibbon

    AlexDeag Guest


    Telwest no longer register the MAC address.
    AlexDeag, Mar 11, 2005
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