Wireless Broadband - I'm so very confused :-S

I would buy a Motorola SB5100/5120 and a wireless Netgear/Linksys router to go with. The modem should be available for $50+ and $30+ after rebates for the router (that's in US, not sure in UK). Make sure you get a router with a 4-port switch so you can go wired if needed. Also make sure you get a modem that is on your ISPs supported list.

Check your docs and see what the hookup/config looks like.

Netgear or Linksys should be ok and reasonably priced.

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Well after about 2 days of research I have finally found this site and

hope that someone out there may be able to part the mists that cloud my


TOPIC: Wireless network within home to enable wireless broadband


My broadband supplier will be ntl so I have worked out that I will need

to ensure that I have an ethernet output when it is installed in a few

days time. I will then need to invest in a wireless cable router which

will be connected to my modem/set top box via ethernet. Am I right so


I have a 3 day old HP Pavilion 3155EA laptop which has both integrated

10/100 LAN Ethernet and Intel® Pro/Wireless 2200 802.11b/g Integrated

Wireless LAN. OS is XP SP2 (laptop spec can be found he

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Does this mean that I will not need to purchase a seperate PCMIA

network card for the laptop???

Finally, I live in a shared house but will be paying for the broadband

myself. In the event that any of my housemates decide to invest in a

PC/laptop, can anyone recommend a router that will enable me to set MAC

addresses to prevent them using my subscription?

Apologies if this question has been answered before but I have looked

an cannot seem to find the answer myself.

Thanks in advance :-)

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You seem to have a pretty good idea of what is required. Be sure that when you set up the wireless router, you enable security and encryption. That, and a password will enable you to prevent use by others. The laptop you mention should work fine with a 'wireless-g' router.

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Ron Hunter

This is the combo I have, and it works quite well (Comcast).

Most all cable providers will support SB5100, though I agree with your assessment check first!

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L Alpert

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