Would a Sky Broadband netgear router work with my Virgin modem?

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  1. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    My AirPort Extreme base has gone tits up so my 'wirelessness' has gone. I have a spare Sky Broadband Netgear wireless router. If I plugged my Virgin Media Cable Modem into the netgear router do you think it would work and give me back my 'wirelessness'. That way I dont have to stump up for a new Airport Base just yet.

    BTW: I cant try it yet because I'm not at home. :p
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Does the Sky router have an ethernet WAN port for you to plug your Virgin modem in to?

    Is the router really just a D-Link with a stick on it or something? (oh so it's Netgear, helps when I read :p) Is it configurable or locked with Sky DSL settings?
     
  3. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Oh crap! No it doesnt. I forgot its done through the phoneline so you dont get a WAN port just a frickin phone port and 4 ethernet ports.

    Cheers
     
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  6. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Stop it! :D

    I called Virgin Media to see if they would send me a free wireless router/modem because I've been with them for years (10 I think) but they said I would have to buy one. Hows that for loyalty being rewarded?
     
  7. bigandy macrumors G3

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    Time Capsule FTW!

    You must have been about 3/4 up their rating as a loyal customer. I heard that people that pay their bill each month without trouble will be disconnected next month. ;)
     
  8. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Well Im screwed then.
     
  9. bigandy macrumors G3

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    You have a perfectly maintained Egg card too?




    :p
     
  10. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    You may find this explanation useful:

    http://www.chetnet.co.uk/articles/index.php?page=index_v2&id=136&c=18

    I've heard that it may be possible to use a typical[1] wireless
    ADSL modem/router to connect to a cable modem, but only
    by using a LAN port. Doing it that way would deprive you of
    some of the router's functionality, e.g., the firewall.

    [1] Your router may be non-typical :)
     
  11. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Not perfect no... damn iPhone! :D

    *looks up nearest Apple Store on Google Maps*
     
  12. bigandy macrumors G3

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    lol.


    good point, infrared... but most routers here are too cheap to customise that much, unless replacing with custom firmware.

    what model is yer netgear, boobs?
     
  13. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeh. Its typical my router is non typical!

    Model number (I think) is 0681. I doubt it has infrared because its a router sent out when you connect with the Sky service so its going to be the cheapest thing going.
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It doesn't matter, it doesn't have an ethernet WAN port!
     
  15. MacBoobsPro thread starter macrumors 603

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    It does matter damn it... I need my radiation fix. My iPhone just doesnt cut it! :D
     

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