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Connecting to microwave broadband

by ikcdab / November 20, 2012 4:49 AM PST

Hi all, i am just moving to a new house that does not have a workable ADSL phone line, but already has a microwave broadband link. In the study of the house is a Solwise PoE socket. I have successfully connected by laptop to this OK with an ethernet cable. All works fine.
However, when I then replaced the laptop with my Netgear ADSL wireless router, the router didn't get a connection. I really want to have this working if possible so that I can broadcast a wireless signal around the house for ipads etc.
I think this is because i am trying to connect an ADSL router to a microwave network...and that i need a non-ADSL router (is this a cable router)? Before i buy the new piece of kit, can anyone confirm my thinking and any advice on the best router to go for?

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Did you clone the MAC address you used that worked?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 5:07 AM PST

It's a basic issue so I'll stop here.

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adsl ?
by bill012 / November 21, 2012 12:47 AM PST

How did you manage to "connect" the ADSL router to the port. A true ADSL wan port on a router does not use ethernet cables, if you used a phone cable it fits into ethernet jacks but does not work.. Some ADSL routers have both a ethernet wan port and a ADSL port but you must use the ethernet one.

In any case what you need to attach a router is a router than has a WAN port that is ethernet. The vast majority of them are like this, ones with built in cable modems or ADSL connections are actually kinda rare.

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Thanks for the reply....
by ikcdab / November 21, 2012 6:37 AM PST
In reply to: adsl ?

Many thanks for the reply, which is very useful.
The router is a netgear DG834PN, is this one that i could use to connect to a WAN and if so is it an Ethernet cable i need?
Maybe its just the cable - i think i am using an Ethernet cable - how would I know whether its a phone cable or an ethernet one (stupid question, i know!!). i think its OK as when i connect my laptop direct it works fine. If I then uplug the same cable from the laptop and stick it in the router - no connection.

Thanks again.

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If I then uplug the same cable from the laptop and stick it
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 6:43 AM PST

" If I then uplug the same cable from the laptop and stick it in the router - no connection."

Seems right. Many of those connections lock onto the laptop's MAC address and it's why routers offer a menu to set this in the router.

Link about it? Sure.



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