Telewest and Linksis

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Simmmy, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. Simmmy

    Simmmy Guest

    I sent this mail to Telewest asking if this switch was ok to use with there
    equipment but the reply i got back was`nt the answer i`d expected...they
    thought i wanted them to install a network for me....I don`t, i just want to
    know if cable modem works with this switch.Can someone tell me if this is ok
    to use before i waste money on buying the wrong thing.

    Below is the mail i sent to Telewest.


    Hi ... i`m not a customer of Telewest but hopefully sometime in the near
    future but could i ask a question regarding 'Home networking'. At the moment
    i have 2 pc`s connected together using a cross-over cable but would like to
    install a third pc to the network at Christmas, before then i want to have
    broadband installed. I would like to know if your service supports this
    Network switch i also plan to install.

    Many thanks,

    Simmmy, Jul 20, 2003
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  2. Simmmy

    Rob Morley Guest

    If the Telewest cable modem uses ethernet (and it probably does) then it
    should work - it's just a router after all. What you usually do is have
    the cable guy hook up a single PC to cable, then when he's gone clone
    the MAC address of that PC to the router and connect everything else.
    Having said that, I've heard some less than favourable comments about
    Linksys products - have you looked at alternatives?
    Rob Morley, Jul 20, 2003
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  3. Nathan Higgins, Jul 20, 2003
  4. Simmmy

    Cheeky Guest

    I use an Edimax router (from Aria) on ntl broadband and it works fine.
    Hasn't crashed on me in the 8 months I've had it. I got a cheaper one
    from CCL at first and it was rubbish - flaky software that killed your

    Once the guy has finished just unplug the CM for a minute then when
    it comes on line plug the router into it. Plug your PCs into the
    router and you're away.
    Cheeky, Jul 20, 2003
  5. Simmmy

    Simmmy Guest

    Thanks all.


    Simmmy, Jul 20, 2003
  6. Simmmy

    Simmmy Guest

    Sorry.....1 more question.........using this linksys BEFSR41...can i also
    get access to all 3 machines on the network for printer and file sharing?

    Simmmy, Jul 20, 2003
  7. Simmmy

    Rob Morley Guest

    No, you'll need a hub or switch to do that - the router just provides
    NAT and firewalling, so that you can safely connect several machines to
    the WAN with only one public IP address.
    Rob Morley, Jul 20, 2003
  8. Simmmy

    Simmmy Guest

    Thanks everyone.....really appreciated.

    Simmmy, Jul 21, 2003
  9. Simmmy

    Rob Morley Guest

    Whoops, don't know why I said that - the BEFSR41 has got a 4 port
    switch. Sorry :-\
    Rob Morley, Jul 22, 2003
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