ntl broadband & routers

  gtkuk 11:20 24 Nov 05

I would like to go wireless. My broadband provider is "ntl".

I have a laptop down stairs & a desktop upstairs in my office. Will any Router work with ntl as my provider?

  bazb 11:42 24 Nov 05


ADSL routers usually have an ADSL modem built in. If they do, they will not be compatible with Cable Modems such as those available on NTL and BY.

DSL/Cable routers (or just Cable routers) tend to have only an "RJ45" network socket, meaning that they will work with cable modems just fine, but if you use ADSL, you will require an external ADSL modem with an RJ45 (network) port - as opposed to the more common USB interface.

You will only be able to use a cable router, as per the reference above, I use the Linksys WRT54GS router.

Good luck

  bazb 11:50 24 Nov 05


to add to the above, I am assuming that you are on cable and not ADSL, I know you can use ntl dialup, I don't know if they do broadband via ADSL for people out of their cable area's.

Sorry if Iv'e made it more confusing.

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