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Setup a cable Internet on ADSL2+ wireless modem

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March 31, 2014 7:53:10 AM

Hi,

I had a telephone DSL and had recently bought a new TP-Link W8951ND ADSL2+ wireless modem.

Have shifted the apartment and ISP doesnot have service there. Cable internet is available and they have provided me an RJ45 connection which can be directly plugged into the computer and using a login id and password can be connected to internet. This id and password needs to be entered into a dialup connection box.

I am able to put my TP-Link router in between (ie. on Lan port 1 the cable internet is connected and on port 2 my computer is connected). Using the dial-up on my PC I am able to use he internet.

However I am unable to use my wireless devices (such as mobile phones), Any help on howto connect them will be great. Further, I donot want to use the dial-up connection to enter password always, can it be saved on the router? If that is so my lan slot 1 will connect to internet and all network from PC, wireless devices can be routed to lan slot 1.

How do I do the above setting. Help will be greatly appreciated.

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March 31, 2014 8:00:30 AM

Unfortunately, that router doesn't support using one of the LAN ports as a WAN port.

You'll need a router designed for cable connections.
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a b F Wireless
March 31, 2014 8:06:28 AM

Yes you can save your loign informatoin to the router, the login protocol is called PPPOE.

The problem is that your DSL combo router does not have an ethernet WAN port. Your router has two network adapters in it bassicly, a WAN and a LAN and then the router provides local IP addresses and other things for the LAN side.

You can use the ADSL modem as an access point but you will need to buy a regular router.

The reason why it works currently for one device is because a cable modem will attach its single IP address to the first device it sees, so it is giving your desktop the one IP.

I always recomend people not buy combo devices (modem + router) because 1) they combine an ok modem and a mediacore router and 2) they will not work for you if you change ISP mediums (dsl/cable/fiber)
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a b F Wireless
a b 2 Internet access
March 31, 2014 8:10:25 AM

It depends. There are a number of very good modem/router combos out there that do have a WAN port. My current router (Fritzbox 7390) supports all three mentioned, and we're likely to be getting a fibre connection soon.
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March 31, 2014 8:48:04 AM

Thanks everyone for the responses. I have another ADSL2+ router whose phone line port is not functioning but lan and wifi is perfect. Would connecting the TP-link and the other router do the trick?

If not, would purchasing another router with a WAN and LAN be the correct way of getting wifi access? Have shortlisted this router: http://www.flipkart.com/tenda-n3-n150-wireless-without-...
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a b F Wireless
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March 31, 2014 6:13:43 PM

Yes, that router would do it.

The other ADSL router won't, unfortunately.
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March 31, 2014 11:55:12 PM

Thanks a ton
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