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# 175778 11-Jul-2015 17:10
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Having found out I wont be getting UFB for a few years yet I have switched to cable broadband. All ok but I am missing the functionality of my old modem- can I just get an adapter for the coaxial to Ethernet and plug it into my old modem or are they just not compatible?
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  # 1341205 11-Jul-2015 17:12
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Oh I misread

What is your old router?



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  # 1341211 11-Jul-2015 17:33
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Its a D-Link DSL-2890au modem/router

 
 
 
 


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  # 1341212 11-Jul-2015 17:36
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Johnny67: Its a D-Link DSL-2890au modem/router


OK well there is no way for you to connect it as a router as it only has ADSL for the WAN (Internet) connection side.

However you could use it as an Access Point.

What features in particular did you want?

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  # 1341214 11-Jul-2015 17:39
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Hm but I am reading online that you can use one of the ethernet ports as a WAN interface, you just have to activate it in the GUI.

So that's worth checking out

But you will need to connect that in turn to your cable router and set your cable router to "half bridge mode".

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  # 1341216 11-Jul-2015 17:41
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Cable devices are typically modems and have no routing capability. Maybe the op can tell us the make/model number of the cable device.




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  # 1341220 11-Jul-2015 17:53
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Hi cable  modem is a Technicolor TC7210- I was really wanting the modem GUI interface settings but unless its straight forward (which i'm guessing its not) then it isn't going to give me sleepless nights :)

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  # 1341223 11-Jul-2015 18:07
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The new cable gateways are an all in one cable modem/router. There is no way to use a 3rd party router with this setup.

Your old device is of no use and can't be used unless you want double NAT which is a setup that should be avoided.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1341242 11-Jul-2015 18:17
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Trade me it is then- thanks for the replies.

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  # 1341276 11-Jul-2015 18:49
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It's supposed to get sorted with a firmware update, 

But, an overseas ISP has been using the same modems for a while, promised the same thing and it still hasn't happened

My hopes aren't high :/

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  # 1341287 11-Jul-2015 18:59
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sbiddle: The new cable gateways are an all in one cable modem/router. There is no way to use a 3rd party router with this setup.

Your old device is of no use and can't be used unless you want double NAT which is a setup that should be avoided.



Wow so there is no way to use your own router anymore? I thought they just provided modems?





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  # 1341321 11-Jul-2015 20:05
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sbiddle: The new cable gateways are an all in one cable modem/router. There is no way to use a 3rd party router with this setup.

Your old device is of no use and can't be used unless you want double NAT which is a setup that should be avoided.



Wow so there is no way to use your own router anymore? I thought they just provided modems?


They now provide a New all-in-one cable modem - Technicolor TC7210d that currently has no way to disable the router part.

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  # 1341456 11-Jul-2015 23:04
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Try asking Vodafone if you can have the Technicolor swapped out with one of the Cisco cable modems.





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