Wireless access on Telewest

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I want to buy a wireless device so that I can connect my laptop to my
Telewest cable modem without any wires. However, I'm a little confused
over what product to buy.

Initially I was going to buy a Linksys WAP11. This is described as an
access point.

Then I noticed a Linksys BEFW11S4 at a decent price. This seems to
have more features, so why would it be cheaper?

Do I need an access point, router, gateway or bridge? The terminilogy
has got me lost.

What is the best thing for me to get so I can connect a couple of
computers to my broadband?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    You will need a router really. The access point wont do the job properly and
    will have no firewall etc.

    I suggest you look at belkin or dlink as they are very easy to install.

    Steve

    "Sprout" <rinkydinky@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    news:1718f05dghuo3g20jeqqolnksg34ba818u@4ax.com...
    > I want to buy a wireless device so that I can connect my laptop to my
    > Telewest cable modem without any wires. However, I'm a little confused
    > over what product to buy.
    >
    > Initially I was going to buy a Linksys WAP11. This is described as an
    > access point.
    >
    > Then I noticed a Linksys BEFW11S4 at a decent price. This seems to
    > have more features, so why would it be cheaper?
    >
    > Do I need an access point, router, gateway or bridge? The terminilogy
    > has got me lost.
    >
    > What is the best thing for me to get so I can connect a couple of
    > computers to my broadband?
  2. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    With telewest / ntl if you want to add wireless to your internet connection
    you will need to purchase a Cable Router. The Linksys BEFW11S4 would be the
    perfect solution.

    Briefly

    Telewest / NTL Cable Broadband works by authenticating with your MAC address
    of your computer. This is a unique identifier of your computers network
    card. The Linksys DSL router simulates your computers MAC Address which
    allows you connect wire free to the net.

    Although it might seem very simple to connect a standard transmitter ot the
    network connection that your cable provider gives you it will not be able to
    authenticate your machine thus you will not be cable to connect to the
    internet.

    Paul


    On 13/7/04 4:57 pm, in article 1718f05dghuo3g20jeqqolnksg34ba818u@4ax.com,
    "Sprout" <rinkydinky@btconnect.com> wrote:

    > I want to buy a wireless device so that I can connect my laptop to my
    > Telewest cable modem without any wires. However, I'm a little confused
    > over what product to buy.
    >
    > Initially I was going to buy a Linksys WAP11. This is described as an
    > access point.
    >
    > Then I noticed a Linksys BEFW11S4 at a decent price. This seems to
    > have more features, so why would it be cheaper?
    >
    > Do I need an access point, router, gateway or bridge? The terminilogy
    > has got me lost.
    >
    > What is the best thing for me to get so I can connect a couple of
    > computers to my broadband?
  3. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    "Paul Bayley" <paul@impactsolutions.eclipse.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:BD19E3D0.156F%paul@impactsolutions.eclipse.co.uk...
    > With telewest / ntl if you want to add wireless to your internet
    connection
    > you will need to purchase a Cable Router. The Linksys BEFW11S4 would be
    the
    > perfect solution.
    >
    > Briefly
    >
    > Telewest / NTL Cable Broadband works by authenticating with your MAC
    address
    > of your computer. This is a unique identifier of your computers network
    > card. The Linksys DSL router simulates your computers MAC Address which
    > allows you connect wire free to the net.
    >
    > Although it might seem very simple to connect a standard transmitter ot
    the
    > network connection that your cable provider gives you it will not be able
    to
    > authenticate your machine thus you will not be cable to connect to the
    > internet.
    >
    > Paul

    <Snip>

    If I used this solution would I be able to connect my Ipaq 1940 which has a
    Sandisk WLan SD card to my Telewest Broadband?

    TIA

    Nimbo
  4. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    Hi,

    Yes so long as the MAC address that is programmed into the Router is the
    registered one from your laptop/pc you will be able to connect any 802.11
    b/g compatible device to the internet.

    Paul


    On 13/7/04 7:24 pm, in article
    pNVIc.2414$u45.28183751@news-text.cableinet.net, "Nimbo" <Nimbo@BFGH.net>
    wrote:

    > "Paul Bayley" <paul@impactsolutions.eclipse.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:BD19E3D0.156F%paul@impactsolutions.eclipse.co.uk...
    >> With telewest / ntl if you want to add wireless to your internet
    > connection
    >> you will need to purchase a Cable Router. The Linksys BEFW11S4 would be
    > the
    >> perfect solution.
    >>
    >> Briefly
    >>
    >> Telewest / NTL Cable Broadband works by authenticating with your MAC
    > address
    >> of your computer. This is a unique identifier of your computers network
    >> card. The Linksys DSL router simulates your computers MAC Address which
    >> allows you connect wire free to the net.
    >>
    >> Although it might seem very simple to connect a standard transmitter ot
    > the
    >> network connection that your cable provider gives you it will not be able
    > to
    >> authenticate your machine thus you will not be cable to connect to the
    >> internet.
    >>
    >> Paul
    >
    > <Snip>
    >
    > If I used this solution would I be able to connect my Ipaq 1940 which has a
    > Sandisk WLan SD card to my Telewest Broadband?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Nimbo
    >
    >
  5. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    "Sprout" <rinkydinky@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    news:1718f05dghuo3g20jeqqolnksg34ba818u@4ax.com...
    > I want to buy a wireless device so that I can connect my laptop to my
    > Telewest cable modem without any wires. However, I'm a little confused
    > over what product to buy.
    >
    > Initially I was going to buy a Linksys WAP11. This is described as an
    > access point.
    >
    > Then I noticed a Linksys BEFW11S4 at a decent price. This seems to
    > have more features, so why would it be cheaper?
    >
    > Do I need an access point, router, gateway or bridge? The terminilogy
    > has got me lost.
    >
    > What is the best thing for me to get so I can connect a couple of
    > computers to my broadband?

    Telewest do a Netgear wireless bundle thats cheap (under £50) - fine if you
    only want to connect 1 PC wirelessly
  6. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    Hi
    I've just seen this on my selfcare page.
    Don't know if it applies to all nic card though.

    Good news! We've upgraded your service and as a result you no longer need to
    register your PC NIC Mac address. Just plug your equipment into your modem
    and reboot everything!

    It looks like the mac address is automatically generated now for any nic
    card.
    Mikey

    "MM" <mark.maltby@REMOVE.totalise.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:cd1gss$54k$1@titan.btinternet.com...
    >
    > "Sprout" <rinkydinky@btconnect.com> wrote in message
    > news:1718f05dghuo3g20jeqqolnksg34ba818u@4ax.com...
    > > I want to buy a wireless device so that I can connect my laptop to my
    > > Telewest cable modem without any wires. However, I'm a little confused
    > > over what product to buy.
    > >
    > > Initially I was going to buy a Linksys WAP11. This is described as an
    > > access point.
    > >
    > > Then I noticed a Linksys BEFW11S4 at a decent price. This seems to
    > > have more features, so why would it be cheaper?
    > >
    > > Do I need an access point, router, gateway or bridge? The terminilogy
    > > has got me lost.
    > >
    > > What is the best thing for me to get so I can connect a couple of
    > > computers to my broadband?
    >
    > Telewest do a Netgear wireless bundle thats cheap (under £50) - fine if
    you
    > only want to connect 1 PC wirelessly
    >
    >
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