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Trying to get this to work (ADSL -> Cable )

Discussion in 'Networks' started by xclone, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. xclone

    xclone New Member

    Hello all,

    I am currently on a Telewest 20+ MBPS connection (so they say it is). I have a Motorola cable mode supplied by my ISP and I have a Sitecom WL173 Wireless Router. Unfortunately the Sitecom wireless router is a bit tempermental in nature and the signal strength fluctuates especially on the first floor of my house. So I figured I would go find another wireless router and probably that would help me with the signal strength issues. I found a netgear solution and since I had a pretty good feedback about netgear stuff from my friends I just bought it on eBay.... and I got ripped off as well.

    This is the advertised item


    While it was advertised as a wireless router, what I received in the end was an AOL ADSL modem / wireless router. I tried to get in contact with my seller and get my money back , but the other side turned out to be a sweet old lady who made an honest mistake. She had no clue that it was an ADSL modem. I didn't have the heart to ask her for my money back. so right now I am stuck with an ADSL modem/wireless router which I am not sure how, is useful in setting up my wireless network. If I could ever use it as a repeater, I would be happy to. Or is there a way I can still use it as a wireless router without the ADSL functionality? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You

  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Not possible mate.

    You need this router though.

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  3. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

    Very similar question posted on the Netgear site. Looks like the answer is the same as what's already stated above. :ohmy

    Welcome to the forum & good luck.
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Hi and welcome to CF!

    As they said - an ADSL router is no use for cable. You should be able to recover most of your money by selling it though.

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