Airport Extreme with ADSL connection? (UK)

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  1. chrispoole macrumors newbie

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    I live in the UK, with ADSL internet.

    I'm looking at buying an Airport Extreme, which is just a router.

    I can't find ADSL modems that output as ethernet (to input to the Airport) anywhere, only to USB.

    What does everyone do? Just buy a cheap ADSL modem/router to get the modem component then have the Airport as an extra? It seems a little... redundant.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You really can't find a modem with an ethernet output? They aren't uncommon here in the US...
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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    Most of the modems that the ISPs provide in the UK are USB only.

    I've never actually seen a stand alone ADSL modem in the shops though I can't say I've really looked. Most people upgrade to (and nearly all the ISPs now bundle) a wifi router with built in modem.
     
  4. chrispoole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No; ebuyer is a decent computer supplies retailer, and when searching for "ADSL modem", the list is just router combos:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=ADSL+modem&x=0&y=0
     
  5. chrispoole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Precisely: I wonder what Apple expects us poor chaps without cable to do.
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Ah, ok. I didn't realize that router/modem combos were the preferred way in the UK.
     
  7. OllyW Moderator

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    I've found this. It's not cheap but they are know for making quality gear.

    There's some cheaper ones here.
     
  8. John T macrumors 68020

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    Just search ebuyer etc for "ethernet modem" and you'll find plenty. Loads on ebay too!
     
  9. chrispoole thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all.

    "ethernet modem" is what I need to search for in the future then.

    Though it seems you still may have to be careful, as reviews of some indicate that they have a DHCP server too, so you have to set it up in bridge mode to talk to the router, or other issues.
     

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