NTL wireless with linksys HG200?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by poppy10, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. poppy10

    poppy10 Guest

    Hi, I am switching from ADSL to NTL cable for broadband internet. I currently am using a Linksys HG200 ADSL modem/wireless router all-in-one. Do you know if I can use this with the NTL cable box?

  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    No, because you're switching to a different technology. NTL's broadband is based on "ethernet," so you'll need to use whatever "cable" broadband modem they provide you along with an ethernet router they either provide you or one you buy with your own money.

    I'd "highly" suggest you buy your own router so you don't have to deal with "pre-packaged" firmware they may limit you in some aspects. The recommended ethernet routers are:

    1) WRT54G: Can be flashed with third-party software such as hyperwrt, dd-wrt, sveasoft, thibor and sartori

    2) WRV200: Currently available beta firmware is 1.0.25

    3) WRV54G: Current firmware is 2.39.x but best firmware (in my opinion) is 2.37.13, which can be downloaded at this site also

    Routers are listed in order of cheapest to most expensive. If you sounded like a "power router user" I'd suggest something a little more high-end, but these are more than adequate depending upon your usage.

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