What Modem/Router

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ndwgolf, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. ndwgolf macrumors regular

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    What is the best modem router to use with and Apple Time machine? I have a Askey right now which I use with my Airport Extreme and it is so so, I bought a netgear router in Singapore and it didn’t work, I have seen the Lecksy ones but don’t want to waist anymore money so I am looking for advice on what to buy that will defiantly work with my Apple set up??
     
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  3. munson macrumors 6502

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    What do you need a modem router for Time Machine for? All you need is an external HDD.
     
  4. ndwgolf thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have already bought a Time Capsule, I want the thing that converts the Telephone signal to ADSL and sends the ADSL siginal to the Time Capsule
    THanks
     
  5. munson macrumors 6502

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    OH! Time CAPSULE. I thought you were referring to Time MACHINE. Sorry about that. I was terribly confused. I don;t know anything about that, though...
     
  6. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

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    Your ISP should provide that box to you (possibly at a minimal charge). Buying your own box can be a bit hairy especially if you don't know your ISP's exact modem hardware requirements.

    What you need to know: Call your ISP. When you contact them, use the term "modem" rather than "modem router" to avoid confusion since the box you are after is in fact a modem.

    PS: Time Capsule is also a router and wi-fi base station so there isn't much need for an additional router on most home networks.
     

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