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Wireless and Coax Cable???

Discussion in 'Wireless' started by Hollib13, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Hollib13

    Hollib13 New Member

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    Hi,
    I have recently set up wireless through virgin media. I have a cable modem, netgear router and a net gea adapter. I have been told that i shouldnt need to have the white coax cable conneced to the back of the cable modem in order to have wireless as this defeats the object. If this is true, then why is it that when i unscrew the coax cable from the cable modem i am unable to get a webpage..?
    Please help!!
    Thank You!! :)
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Whoever said that you don't need the coax cable doesn't know what he is talking about! :biggrin

    The cable is needed to bring the Internet to your modem. This is passed to the router. The router then converts it into 'wireless' so your machine can pick it up.

    So the only bit that is 'wireless' is in your house. All the rest needs wires.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Hollib13

    Hollib13 New Member

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    thanks harry youve definitly made things clearer now.
    At the moment my lounge is a through lounge but will be divided into a lounge and study Therefore will the cable modem and router be able to get a signal through to the study :blink ??
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    It depends on what the new partition is made of.

    Usualy it is a fairly light set of materials - wooded battens and plasterboard, so there shouldn't be much problem. Even if it was a double-brick wall it would probably be OK with such a short distance.

    Harry.
     
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  5. Hollib13

    Hollib13 New Member

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    ok thats great then ...so all i will need to do is keep the modem and router in the living area, and my adapter will pick up a signal in the partitioned area?
     
  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Should be OK.

    Harry.
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Yep

    The router is plugged into the phone socket, the ariel is plugged into the nic on the pc.

    Once you have it setup thats it.

    My wireless setup for my broadband included the fact I had to set it up wired first untill the software installation was complete before I could become wireless, this may be the case with your ISP too.
     
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  8. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    All should ever need to know about how wireless and the rest of the elctromagnetic spectrum works, is revealed below ...

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    lol :biggrin
     
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  10. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Ahh, thanks Modey, thats been bugging me for ages, all so clear now...

    :)
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    rofl! That's so wrong! :biggrin
     
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  12. MacAllan

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    Aabsolutley - he didn't put the potato in the microwave!!
     
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  13. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    There are some great little notes in that pic, that you don't always notice at first. I like the 'sinister google projects' and 'death star laser'. :)
     
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  14. Hollib13

    Hollib13 New Member

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    thanks for that [confusing] diagram although physics was never my best subject !! lol :)
     
  15. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    The router is not plugged into the phone socket, you are thinking about ADSL.

    The coax cable is what connects the modem to the cable network.
     
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