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D-Link Wireless N Gigabit Router= Modem?

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December 17, 2009 10:57:53 AM

Hello,

I've bought a D-Link Wireless N Gigabit Router.
http://www.hardware.info/nl-NL/productdb/bGRkZZiVmJLK/v...
my old router was a Buffalo Airstation WMR-G54
http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/wireless-lan/buffalo-airstation...

No my question:
for having internet you need a modem right?
and I saw that my old router had a router/modem thing.
Does anyone know I need a new modem for that D-Link Wireless N Gigabit Router or that it contains a modem?
thanks!
December 17, 2009 11:14:28 AM

depends if you have ASL or cable internet connectetion but yes you will normaly need a modem of some kind - most asdl modems have it build in.

My 655 is a cable router - I'm unsure if they make an ASDL one
January 5, 2010 1:48:10 PM

With my old wireless router (Netgear Rangemax), I was using a USB dongle that came with it. Does that constitute a modem? Or was the modem at the router end? Or inside my laptop?

Will any replacement (wireless N) router work with that dongle?
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January 5, 2010 3:49:29 PM

major_tom3 said:
With my old wireless router (Netgear Rangemax), I was using a USB dongle that came with it. Does that constitute a modem? Or was the modem at the router end? Or inside my laptop?

Will any replacement (wireless N) router work with that dongle?




The dongle that came with your Netgear was presumably a wireless adapter intended for you to plug into your computer. It's not a modem.

If your old Netgear system was N, the dongle may work with an N router of a different brand (or it may not, the standard was a bit loose when this stuff first came out)

I think you need to read the manual for your present router and establish whether it is intended for use with Cable or with a separate ADSL modem (that is the device which connects you to the internet) OR whether it is an ADSL wireless router which includes a modem in its circuitry. Start by asking your ISP what service you have (cable or ADSL)

Until you get these concepts straight you will just be thrashing about and confusing people who may try to help you.
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