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Newbie ?: routers & hubs

by JLH67 / August 15, 2004 10:06 AM PDT

I'll be connecting to DSL. My TelCo recommends Westell using PPPoE, so I planned to go with the 2200(modem w/built in wired router using NAT). My question deal w/ wireless ethernet home networking issue. I?m a newbie, so it would my first one. I?d prefer to go PC wired & Laptop wireless.

1. Router redundancy - I?m finding most wireless hubs have built in routers, so I end up with:
PC/laptop --> hub/router --> modem/router. Which router is used?

2. Or drop the modem w/built in router, use stand alone modem and go w/the hub w/built in router?.

Thanks for any suggestions or help.

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Re: Newbie ?: routers & hubs
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 15, 2004 10:35 AM PDT

I have the Westall DSL modem to some Dlink WifiG router and it all works. But I can't see your issue.


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Re: Newbie ?: routers & hubs
by Michael Geist / August 15, 2004 10:37 AM PDT

Linking two routers together and hoping it will work easily is wishful thinking. Stick to the simple solutions.

If you wish to use the DSL providers modem/router, then add a wireless access point to bring in the wireless computer. If the DSL provider offers a modem only component then add a wireless multiported router to make your network come true. Below is a tutorial courtesy of Linksys:

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