Belkin Vision N1 router and compatible Modems

  perplexed user 12:33 10 Mar 08

I would like to upgrade my ADSL connection to what looks to be a good system by way of the Belkin Vision N1 which has all the utilities to install and monitor an ADSL connection without a CD or web based utilities. However this router has no intergral modem.
What are the disadvantages of this other than having another box?
Can I connect the router and he modem wirelessly for instance?
What would be a good modem to do so?
Lastly why do Belkin not combine the Vision as a router / modem? Surely that would make sense?

  mgmcc 20:19 11 Mar 08

I would advise against using what is essentially a "Cable/DSL" router with ADSL in the UK. It would be ideal for use with Virgin Media's *Cable* broadband.

In the UK, ADSL uses PPPoA protocol and Cable/DSL routers generally only support PPPoE, which makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to use it with a separate ethernet ADSL Modem. In countries whose DSL service does use PPPoE protocol, there isn't this problem.

  perplexed user 20:31 11 Mar 08

Thanks for the advice, as it turns out Belkin will release a combined modem router which will satisfy my needs.
Perfect timing.
Many thanks

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