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FrozenKing

@mindspring.com

Wireless Help

All right I got Earthlink Cable internet with TimeWarner being the one who installed it. okay so they gave me a basic Cisco cable modem and it does not have wireless. Didn't get it with them because I would rather buy one.

Anyways, I have an old netgear wgt624 router. So far it won't work with the cable internet. So my question is Do I have to buy a seperate router to hook up, or a different modem with router? Any suggestions?



Mark910
Premium
join:2002-04-21
Dayton, OH

The router should work but you will have to clone the MAC address from your computer to the router. Aside from that , just follow the router setup guide.



FrozenKing

@mindspring.com

allright I'll try that.



FrozenKing

@mindspring.com

thanks a Lot for your help. I also found a set up guide on netgears website. running smoothly and now I'm wireless. thanks just saved me about $80 on a new router.



XPAMD
Premium
join:2002-06-08
united state

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reply to FrozenKing

Cloning the MAC address was one option, connecting the router, then power cycling the modem would have worked too.

The cable modem locks to the first device that requests an IP, that info clears upon a power cycle(of the cable modem).