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angels-high

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Hi All

Just wondering, if I get Broadband via my TV supplier, what connection does it use.

They dont do wireless and I was wondering is it possible to take the cable and connect it to a wireless router perharps vias ethernet cable...is this possible or am I way out ?? - does wireless come into my home differently than standard BB@

I have laptop and dont want to have cables

Thanks

Gary
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Hi

I posted this earlier but methinks in wrong place.

If I was to get Broadband via my Digital TV supplier, what connection does it use.

My supplier doesnt use supply wireless and I was wondering if I can connect maybe via ethernet cable to a wireless router or am I way off the mark. Does wireless come different than standard BB

Any advice appreciated

AH
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well...the modem they supply will either be USB or ethernet (possibly both)...cable is more likely to use ethernet connections for some reason so you could get a wireless router and plug the modem into that (instead of into your computer) but remember...you have to have an ethernet connection to configure the router for wireless access...so if your computer doesn't have an ethernet NIC then you'll need to get one
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One should be able to get a router that is compatible with the broadband and then use it wirelessly on the laptop. It'll just come down the cable and into the router.

Proper wireless broadband is the same idea as how Terrestrial TV works, only on a different level and with lots more relays as well.
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Hello. I merged your threads together, as you were being helped by two people. Please don't start more than 1 topic for the same problem.
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