second moodem

When I visit my friend who is willing to let me use her modem,wil I have difficulty using my router?
I would unplug her cable and use mine instead going thru my router to my laptop.

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If your routers wan port is ethernet it should work. You of course cannot plug a dsl or cable wan port into a modem.

You largest issue will be if the provider has any form of mac locking on the modem. You will need your router to have the same mac as the previous device... many times you can just reboot the modem and it will take the new one.

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Thank you very much. It did work last year with my old Netgear router but I have a new Belkin so we will see. I understand about the modem.

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Netgear is much better

It will be much better using Netgear router and it is thus beneficial using it. I would like to know in detail about Belkin so that to understand its usability.

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First, both of us use Comcast so I hope that will be a plus.
in response to your post, my Belkin is a surf N300.
It has worked well with all but homegroups where I had to use a temporary ethernet cable from the routerto the laptop which was asking for the password. I could then remove the cable and all was fine.
I wish I was capable of using the old Netgear if it is easier or better,but I could not get it to work with my new pc that is why I got the Belkin.
I do not know why the netgear would not work maybe the change to 64byte or Win 7 or Dell's machine.
Thank you for the reply, however.

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