Modems and Routers

  Jude65 27 Jul 11
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I have Virgin Broadband via a modem for my desktop pc. I want to purchase a laptop which I can use wirelessly around the house, do I connect a router to the modem for this purpose or do I have to have the router separately? I want to continue the desktop as it is via the modem. Would be grateful for any help as I find this all confusing. Thanks

  onthelimit1 27 Jul 11

Suggest you contact Virgin, and ask them for an upgrade to a wireless router. When they tell you you'll have to pay, suggest you may change to another ISP. They will probably give you a router to maintain your custom.

  Strawballs 27 Jul 11

I would go along with Jude65 but if you do wish to purchase one any one of these will do.

  Jude65 27 Jul 11

Thanks for your help folks, will contact Virgin. I managed to get a discount on my Broadband thanks to this magazine. They were advising it for new customers and as we had the whole package, and I had read that one reader had managed to get a discount, tried my luck, and although it took 5 attempts did finally get a monthly discount, friends of mine in the same position managed to get a discount too. No way will I pay for a router so thanks for all the advice.

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