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I have an ADSL linksys router at home, but, NTL broadband tech support say their broadband don't support this. What I dont understand is what other kind of routers there are in the market. Most of them seem to be ADSL (whatever that means).

Please help. Thank you.
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I just found this:

Difference between ADSL Router and Broadband Router




ADSL Router have built-in ADSL Modems so they can only be used via BT's copper phone lines which have been enabled with ADSL broadband. All major ISPs (Internet Service Provider) are compatible including AOL, BT Broadband, Wandaoo and any other ADSL ISP which operates over your BT telephone line..




Broadband Router can only be used by customers who have cable broadband supplied by NTL or Telewest. The wireless router will need to be connected to your ISP ( Internet Service Provider) supplied cable modem or set-top-box via an ethernet cable. The main Cable ISP's in the UK are NTL, Blueyonder and Telewest Broadband.



DOES THAT MEAN I NEED TO BUY A 'BROADBAND' ROUTER?
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I have an ADSL linksys router at home, but, NTL broadband tech support say their broadband don't support this. What I dont understand is what other kind of routers there are in the market. Most of them seem to be ADSL (whatever that means).


There are two main types of router.

ADSL routers have modems built-in to them and they are designed for BT lines.
DSL routers don't have modems built-in (you plug the modem into them via a special port) and are designed for cable lines - namely NTL, Telewest/Blueyonder and maybe others.

The two are not interchangeable, you can't use an ADSL router on a cable line and vice versa.
Therefore you need a DSL router, available from all good computer shops.
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