PLEASE HELP! ADSL Modem/Router Question

By -Nemesis- ·
Ok I want to connect my PS3 wirelessly. Right now I have a Westell 6100 ADSL Modem. I was thinking about getting a D-link DIR 655 Xtreme N Wireless Gigabit Router.
So my question is, since I have an ADSL Modem do I have to have an ADSL Wireless Router or can I use the D-Link.

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ADSL is only your telephone line ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to PLEASE HELP! ADSL Modem/R ...

Barring some horrendous badly-designed unit, ALL routers are ADSL-capable.


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Thank You

by -Nemesis- In reply to ADSL is only your telepho ...

Thank You for answering my question!

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You're welcome. {nt}

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Thank You
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Any router should work.

by mjd420nova In reply to PLEASE HELP! ADSL Modem/R ...

I swiched over from Comcast to AT&T (cable modem to ADSL) and didn't have to change a thing. I loaded the software for AT&T unto one server and one web surfer unit and none of the other machines (two desktops-wired, two laptops and one desktop-wireless and three game machines plus DirecTV unit) even noticed a difference. I use two routers, one four port with parellel printer port-wired and one eight port, four wireless, four wired that didn't even need to be reconfigured.

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Thank U

by -Nemesis- In reply to Any router should work.

Thank you for answering.

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Actually, your Westell 6100 is a router

by robo_dev In reply to PLEASE HELP! ADSL Modem/R ...

you can configure it as a bridge or a router.

if you configure it as a bridge (PPP passthru mode), then your D-link can be used to establish the DSL connection, using the Westell like a modem.

if you configure it to be a NAT router (which is how it most likely is now), then your best bet is to buy a D-link access point, or re-configure the D-Link router to function as an Access Point.

Why does this matter?

IF you leave the westell configured as a router, and plug a D-link router into it, you will be doing 'double NAT', which is slow and unreliable.

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by -Nemesis- In reply to Actually, your Westell 61 ...

Thank You Very Much for answering my question and giving me the link.

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