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Re: what can i do with my old 2wire dsl modem?
said by lil_209:How good are you with a soldering iron? To use it as a router you will have to re-engineer the device.
what can i do in order to use my 2wire modem/router as a router?
said by lil_209:Ummm... no. I suppose you could get your very own DSLAM and somehow rig your cable connection upstream from it. Are you getting the convolution/expense picture here? If you are too cheap to buy a new router (your words) then why are you willing to spend money on what would probably be a kludge here?
can i just buy like some sort of rj11 to rj45 device and plug it in dsl port in the 2wire modem/router then plug the ethernet cable from the comcast modem to the rj11 to rj45 device?
Hmmm, lemme think about this from a different perspective.... Nope, the answer is still no.
said by lil_209:Sell the 2wire and use the $10 towards a router off of Ebay. If you find that still to be too expensive then put on your worst rags and go panhandle for a couple hours. At the right location you will get the $20 bucks for a router off Ebay in no time at all.
im to cheep to buy a new router.
LOL, seriously though, this question comes up all the time. This is a consequence of using an all-in-one type of device. It is difficult or impossible to replace/upgrade just one of the components. Your 2wire device can still be used as a wireless access point, but not a router.
If you have a PC with two network cards you could use the PC to do your network routing (with ICS). It may be possible to do this on a PC with one network card, the M$ loopback virtual adapter, and use the 2wire's switch and wireless functionality as well. Hmmm... I may have to go play with that idea. lol
Save yourself some trouble and get a device designed to be used in your new arrangement.
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