Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

Is there a product that combines an ADSL modem and a wireless router?

I have recently purchased a Centrino laptop, and would like to connect to the Internet wirelessly, however I do not have any other PCs. Is there a product that combines an ADSL modem and a wireless router so that I can achieve this?
You'll find two kinds of products designed for your situation:

1) An ADSL modem with integrated wireless router, like the 3Com 3CRWE754G72 or Netgear DG834G.

2) A wireless broadband router that can be connected directly to a separate ADSL modem, like the SMC 7004VWBR or Linksys WRT54G.

The second category is more common, since people usually purchase or rent ADSL modems from their service provider and then want to connect them to their own wireless network. The first category can be convenient if you're starting from scratch, since you'll have just one device to buy and configure. But it's essential that your purchase an ADSL modem that's compatible with your ADSL service and can be provisioned by your service provider. I suggest contacting your ADSL service provider first to see which wireless ADSL routers they support (or can sell you with your ADSL service). To pair with the Centrino adapter in your laptop, you'll need 802.11b wireless in the router. Note that an 802.11g router can support 802.11b, but your Centrino laptop is only going to make use of 802.11b features right now.

Dig Deeper on Mobile networking

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.