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Old 10-07-2007, 15:23
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Default Talk Talk broadband Modem with Wireless Router?

I've been trying for some time now to get a Linksys Wireless Router working with the supplied Talk Talk broadband modem, with no success. Is this even possible?

If not, would it be possible to use a third party broadband modem to connect to the internet through TalkTalk Broadband?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 10-07-2007, 23:03
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Default Re: Talk Talk broadband Modem with Wireless Router?

You cannot use a USB Modem in conjunction with a router - you need to replace it with a combined "Router & ADSL Modem".
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Old 10-07-2007, 23:35
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Default Re: Talk Talk broadband Modem with Wireless Router?

Even if the modem has an ethernet port on it? Surely a router could use that connection?
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Old 10-07-2007, 23:56
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Default Re: Talk Talk broadband Modem with Wireless Router?

Yes you CAN use a modem with an ethernet port on the modem in conjunction with a DSL router.

Set your modem with the usual settings, and set internal IP as 192.168.1.254/ subnet 255.255.255.0

for the DSL router, set the WAN IP or external IP as 192.168.1.253/ subnet 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.1.254

Set the internal IP to 192.168.0.1 subnet 255.255.255.0

Set dhcp on the router to 192.168.0.10 to 192.168.0.20

Bobs your uncle.

There are lots of ways to configure it. This is an example that will work if you stick to the IP's given.
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>> Even if the modem has an ethernet port on it? Surely a router could use that connection?

I must confess I wasn't aware that any ISP was supplying its users with "Ethernet" ADSL Modems, although many are now providing Modem-Routers.
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:32
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Default Re: Talk Talk broadband Modem with Wireless Router?

Talk Talk supply routers and USB modems only so you are correct Mike. There are modems available with Ethernet ports (which arent strictly routers) I encounter every so often, but why people buy these in favour of routers I do not know.

Many people get them mixed up.

I think that the poster does actually have a router, as I saw one yesterday from talk talk with one usb and one ethernet port, but it is not wireless.

My advice still stands though, If you have a router OR modem (with ethernet port) you can configure it as described and that will work.

Make sure you only enable DHCP on one router though (in this case it would be the wireless linksys)
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:44
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Default Re: Talk Talk broadband Modem with Wireless Router?

Hi axtra, To save confusion what is the model no/ of your Linksys Router?


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