Do I need a modem for Linksys routers?

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Hi,
I'm currently using a Speedtouch router, for which I don't need a modem. I
just plug the DSL line into the router, plug a different cord from the
router into the computer and I'm good to go. I recently got another
computer as a gift, which came with a wireless router (it's a Dell
wirseless 2350 broadband router) that I apparently can't install because I
don't have a modem to hook it up to. Rather than waste money on a modem I'm
just thinking about selling the Dell router and buying a new router, like a
linksys, that doesn't need a modem. But a quick internet search looks like
linksys only sells wireless routers, and I assume I would need a modem for
those too.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    Speedstream is a modem and router in one unit. So in reality you do have a
    modem but that modem already has a router incorporated in it. I believe you
    could hook the wireless router up to the Speedstream unit and use the
    Speedstream modem features. Which model Speedstream is it?

    Regards,
    John O.

    "otnajacket" <otnajacket@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:TndNd.37813$BQ2.24746@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    > Hi,
    > I'm currently using a Speedtouch router, for which I don't need a modem. I
    > just plug the DSL line into the router, plug a different cord from the
    > router into the computer and I'm good to go. I recently got another
    > computer as a gift, which came with a wireless router (it's a Dell
    > wirseless 2350 broadband router) that I apparently can't install because I
    > don't have a modem to hook it up to. Rather than waste money on a modem
    > I'm
    > just thinking about selling the Dell router and buying a new router, like
    > a
    > linksys, that doesn't need a modem. But a quick internet search looks like
    > linksys only sells wireless routers, and I assume I would need a modem for
    > those too.
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    otnajacket <otnajacket@nospam.com> wrote in
    news:TndNd.37813$BQ2.24746@bignews6.bellsouth.net:

    > Hi,
    > I'm currently using a Speedtouch router, for which I don't need a
    > modem. I just plug the DSL line into the router, plug a different cord
    > from the router into the computer and I'm good to go. I recently got
    > another computer as a gift, which came with a wireless router (it's a
    > Dell wirseless 2350 broadband router) that I apparently can't install
    > because I don't have a modem to hook it up to. Rather than waste money
    > on a modem I'm just thinking about selling the Dell router and buying
    > a new router, like a linksys, that doesn't need a modem. But a quick
    > internet search looks like linksys only sells wireless routers, and I
    > assume I would need a modem for those too.
    >

    Oops, I mean Speedstream, not Speedtouch.
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    Unplug your computer from the Speedstream and connect a Dell router LAN
    port to the Speedstream port. Then connect your computer to a Dell
    router LAN port. Do not connect anything to the Dell router WAN port.
    Disable DHCP on the Dell router. You should now be able to use both
    computers to share your DSL internet connection.

    Good luck, jimbo


    otnajacket wrote:
    > otnajacket <otnajacket@nospam.com> wrote in
    > news:TndNd.37813$BQ2.24746@bignews6.bellsouth.net:
    >
    > > Hi,
    > > I'm currently using a Speedtouch router, for which I don't need a
    > > modem. I just plug the DSL line into the router, plug a different
    cord
    > > from the router into the computer and I'm good to go. I recently
    got
    > > another computer as a gift, which came with a wireless router (it's
    a
    > > Dell wirseless 2350 broadband router) that I apparently can't
    install
    > > because I don't have a modem to hook it up to. Rather than waste
    money
    > > on a modem I'm just thinking about selling the Dell router and
    buying
    > > a new router, like a linksys, that doesn't need a modem. But a
    quick
    > > internet search looks like linksys only sells wireless routers, and
    I
    > > assume I would need a modem for those too.
    > >
    >
    > Oops, I mean Speedstream, not Speedtouch.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "JJO" <jjo@nospam.ca> wrote in
    news:TXdNd.7033$lw4.1123486@news20.bellglobal.com:

    > Speedstream is a modem and router in one unit. So in reality you do
    > have a modem but that modem already has a router incorporated in it. I
    > believe you could hook the wireless router up to the Speedstream unit
    > and use the Speedstream modem features. Which model Speedstream is it?
    >
    > Regards,
    > John O.
    >
    > "otnajacket" <otnajacket@nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:TndNd.37813$BQ2.24746@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
    >> Hi,
    >> I'm currently using a Speedtouch router, for which I don't need a
    >> modem. I just plug the DSL line into the router, plug a different
    >> cord from the router into the computer and I'm good to go. I recently
    >> got another computer as a gift, which came with a wireless router
    >> (it's a Dell wirseless 2350 broadband router) that I apparently can't
    >> install because I don't have a modem to hook it up to. Rather than
    >> waste money on a modem I'm
    >> just thinking about selling the Dell router and buying a new router,
    >> like a
    >> linksys, that doesn't need a modem. But a quick internet search looks
    >> like linksys only sells wireless routers, and I assume I would need a
    >> modem for those too.
    >
    >
    >

    It's model number 5861. I don't have any software for it though, the
    modem was a gift and didn't come with any.
  5. Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

    "otnajacket" <otnajacket@nospam.com> wrote...
    > Hi,
    > I'm currently using a Speedtouch router, for which I don't need a modem. I
    > just plug the DSL line into the router, plug a different cord from the
    > router into the computer and I'm good to go. I recently got another
    > computer as a gift, which came with a wireless router (it's a Dell
    > wirseless 2350 broadband router) that I apparently can't install because I
    > don't have a modem to hook it up to.

    Just add the Dell router in line with the Speedstream modem/router, then plug
    in/connect via wireless all your computers to the Dell router..

    Turn off DHCP in the Speedstream, and use the Dell as the DHCP server.
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