virgin wireless set up

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  1. jimmy5jumpers

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    hello. my mum's virgin cable modem is broke, so I stupidly said I would set her up wirelessly.
    I have ordered a Belkin wireless modem with USB from Comet, and picking it up tomorrow.
    I have my mums laptop at my house (in the south east) as she lives in birmingham.
    If I install the modem, would I be able to get connected to the internet, as I am with Sky.
    Also, if I could get it all sorted at my house, when my mum plugs it in at her house, would it autmatically work, or would any setting need changing??

    thanks:smashin:
     
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    No, the service is linked to the MAC address of the cable modem and note that this is not an ADSL modem.
     
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    sorry to sound stupid, so i could install the modem, but not connect to the internet?

    cheers
     
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    Exactly what have you bought from Comet?

    If you bought anything that mentioned the word 'modem' in the description, then it is not going to be any use.

    If her cablemodem has died, she just needs to call VM and they will replace it free of charge.

    If it is her router that has died (or she never had one), then you need a router with an ethernet port on the WAN side. They are often referred to as 'broadband routers' but you need to be careful.
     

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