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Adding wireless network capability to wired router

By Ammo
Jul 12, 2006
  1. Hi,

    Does anyone know if it is possible to add a wireless add on to a 4 port cable/dsl gateway router so that I can access the internet on my laptop through wireless connection using my existing network setup (wired). It is a Belkin gateway router. Hope someone can advise. Thanks.

    Ammo
     
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    You might check the company to see if they have an add-on but more than likely you have to buy a modem with a wireless gateway or go buy a wireless access point. What is the model of the modem?
     
  3. Ammo

    Ammo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi TypeX45,

    The model is: F5D5231-4
     
  4. Ammo

    Ammo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The above is the model of the Router, the modem is Motorola SB4100 (SurfBoard)
     
  5. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

  6. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Did you just buy the router? If so take it back and exchange it for a wireless router. But if not more than likely you will have to buy a wireless router or access point. I doubt they make a add on. But like fastco said belkin is good.
     
  7. Ammo

    Ammo TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi TypeX45,

    Nope, had this one a while now. Looks like I am going to be investing in a Belkin wireless router then just keep the existing wired network as it will have 4 ports. Thanks Fastco!!
     
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