Belkin Wireless Router Help!! Please :-)

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  1. rjtyrell

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    Hi,

    Yesterday I ordered a belkin wireless router its description is :-

    Belkin 802.11g Wireless Cable/DSL Internet Gateway Router - model number F5D7230UK4.

    I have a laptop and desktop, the desktop currently runs on AOL with a ASDL modem, will this router just plug into my desktop via usb or ethernet, and then I can set up my laptop to run wireless??

    Just somebody has said I need to have my desktop on to be on be browsing on my laptop, can anyone help? and gives me a defiantive yes or no, or some help on this

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    The router you've bought doesn't have a modem in it, so you'll have to plug your existing modem into the WAN port and your PC into a LAN port. Once set up, you'll be able to use each PC independently.

    Hopefully your ADSL modem has an ethernet port and not just USB.

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  3. rjtyrell

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    Thnaks for that , my desktop is about 4 years old, I presume it will have a WAN and LAN port?

    Modem was provided by AOL, about 15 months ago, so touch wood it will have an ethernet port on it.

    Am I right in saying a i need to run a cable from the modem to a WAN port on my PC, and then what goes in to the LAN port?

    Sorry, just I am learning as I go
     
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    It should work like this;

    ADSL modem WAN port>Belkin Router WAN port. Belkin Router LAN port>Ethernet port on PC.

    You might have been better getting a router with a built in modem (link) - the one you bought is really designed for cable broadband, however it should still work as long as your ADSL modem has an ethernet (RJ45) port.

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  5. rjtyrell

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    Thanks for the information, your the first person who has really helped me with sorting this out, would you say its worth sending the belkin one back and getting the 3 com one on e buyer, it would probably be easier in the long run.
     
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    If you can send it back, then do that.

    Also, have a look at the other ADSL modem/routers in that section of ebuyer and see which ones suit you needs, look at the reviews by purchasers to see if they've had any success/problems setting the unit up.....etc....etc....

    Hope it works out for you!

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    I'd be tempted to send it back and get one with a Modem built in. I've been using this one http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=79070
    for a couple of years now with no problems. Many people prefer the Netgear or Linksys routers over Belkin but personally I've never had any problems with Belkin kit (all has a lifetime warranty which is handy as well)
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I think I will go for the 3 com one, as comes with the usb adaptor so when my sister comes home from Uni I can hook her up to the router as well, rather than have to go back and buy one at a later date.

    And also this 3 com seems fairly easy to set up.
     

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