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Looking for ADSL2 modem/access point/router which works while PC is off

By TC Machine
Apr 12, 2007
  1. I saw some ADSL modems which also ran your network (access point/router etc) which worked while your computer is off, but I can't find them now.

    The advantage is power-saving on the main PC while the others in the network can access the broadband anytime they want.

    Does anyone know of any good hardware available in the UK?

    :confused:
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    All those modems "work" even without a connected PC..

    If you want to share an internet connection to several computers, then you need a router. As I gather, at the moment it is one of your PCs that is acting as a router.

    If your current modem has an ethernet port, then it will work with any router that has an ethernet WAN option. If you currently have a modem with only USB, then you have to replace it.
     
  3. TC Machine

    TC Machine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks

    :bounce: Yes, my modem is only USB. So I look for a device with ethernet WAN option?! Thanks a lot Nosdu, I think you have solved my problem! Any extra ideas are also welcome...
     
  4. CraigMc

    CraigMc TS Rookie Posts: 29

    If you are going to replace your modem anyway then your best bet is to replace it with a combined ADSL Modem Router, they are available in both wired and wireless, here's a quick link for the models offered at ebuyer.com for reference :)
     
  5. TC Machine

    TC Machine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks Craig! That's exactly what I'm gonna do.
     
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