Router cable issue?

By British_Command
Dec 26, 2008
  1. My netgear router (DG834G) has 4 ethernet ports but the internet slot is a phone line connector so you can connect it directly without using modem. However my ntlworld broadband modem (silver) connects to the socket attatched onto the wall via a thick white screw on wire? so connecting it directly past modem isn't an option.

    My modem has an ethernet slot in the back which I could connect an ethernet cable to and into the back of the internet slot on my router but it only has a phone line connection for the internet slot?

    What do I do?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Your router is an ADSL modem and not a broadband router.

    You have Broadband... not ADSL, you need to buy a broadband router....

    You then take the ethernet lead that goes from the modem to your PC and plug that into the socket on the broadband router.

    It sounds to me like you should consider getting in someone who knows the difference between the 2 types of routers and can set it up for you.

    Or else your going to be there all day just figuring out which wire goes where.
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