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Standard User 1edzeppe1in
(newbie) Mon 26-Nov-12 20:56:41
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Using old Sky Modem with cable router.


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I have Sky broadband through an old modem with an ethernet connection. My mate has a cable router he doesn't need and I was wondering if it will work with the Sky modem. Will the modem just issue an ip address to the router like a cable modem does or does the router have to be configured with pppoe?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 26-Nov-12 20:59:17
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Re: Using old Sky Modem with cable router.


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The sky modem will issued a local LAN IP address to the cable router, so you end up with a double NAT.

If you are wanting to add wireless, then I'd suggest turning old router into a wireless access point e.g.

http://www.coolwebhome.co.uk/wap/configuring-wap.html

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
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Standard User 1edzeppe1in
(newbie) Fri 30-Nov-12 21:10:35
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Re: Using old Sky Modem with cable router.


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Thanks for the reply. The router is a Linksys WRT54G. I've set it from gateway to router mode and I can get the internet over ethernet but not over wifi. I've had it working before but that was with a Virgin Media super hub. I'm thinking of just installing DD-WRT firmware onto the router.


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