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#1 Bushman



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Posted 18 November 2009 - 09:12 PM

A while back, I tried to use a Linksys wireless repeater with a proprietary AT&T 2-WIRE, which is an integrated modem/wireless router. For some reason, there was some weird incompatibility between the two (I think it was something to do with IP addresses) and they didn't work, or wouldn't without a complicated procedure.

Which brings me to today: I'm about to get a wireless router for another place which gets internet from a local cable company and has a non-wireless modem. I know to stay away from Linksys, but is there a particular company that makes wireless routers that work with proprietary modems?
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#2 btedford



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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:26 PM

Linksys should work with proprietary modems, I haven't heard any issues til now, if there was a problem with IPs, you can change the Linksys router's IP address and the addresses that it hands out.

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 02:59 PM

Linksys stuff has been pretty awesome ever since they got bought by Cisco. I'm using a Linksys router with the Motorola Surfboard modem provided by my cable company with no problems.

I have a little bit of experience with the 2-Wire brand modems. My local telephone company has been deploying them for the past two years (approx). I don't have any experience with repeaters, but I suspect either the repeater was trying to use the same IP as the modem/router or it was in a different range. Linksys stuff always uses 192.168.1.x range; I can't remember what 2-Wire uses.

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