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Can you hook up a wireless router to a cable router?

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2007-07-10 02:06:09

This question can be understood with more than one

meaning.


One meaning is that of a user that desires to connect an access

point to retransmit internet from their cable modem to extend the

bandwidth provided by their Cable ISP wireless to one or more

users. For this, one must first check the acceptable use policy of

the company which is providing the cable router. The hookup is

quite straightforward. Setup the cable modem to deliver a static IP

to the wireless router. Let the wireless router reassign IPs to the

end users. If servers are to be parked behind the wireless router,

then more engineering is required, which will not be covered here

in this response. (Please ask another question regarding

configuring servers behind cable modems.)


There are wireless router / gateway devices that you can hool up to

a cable modem to provide auto failoever and auto failback during

cable internet outages. One such device is the Nexus Hawk

www.nexushawk.com. This wireless router device is inserted between

the cable modem and the user network. The wireless router then

provides internet access during intermitent outages. There are a

few such products advertising this feature, but to date I have only

seen the Nexus Hawk in use. I invite others to write of other

products they have seen working in the field. This question can be

understood with more than one meaning.


One meaning is that of a user that desires to connect an access

point to retransmit internet from their cable modem to extend the

bandwidth provided by their Cable ISP wireless to one or more

users. For this, one must first check the acceptable use policy of

the company which is providing the cable router. The hookup is

quite straightforward. Setup the cable modem to deliver a static IP

to the wireless router. Let the wireless router reassign IPs to the

end users. If servers are to be parked behind the wireless router,

then more engineering is required, which will not be covered here

in this response. (Please ask another question regarding

configuring servers behind cable modems.)


There are wireless router / gateway devices that you can hool up to

a cable modem to provide auto failoever and auto failback during

cable internet outages. One such device is the Nexus Hawk

www.nexushawk.com. This wireless router device is inserted between

the cable modem and the user network. The wireless router then

provides internet access during intermitent outages. There are a

few such products advertising this feature, but to date I have only

seen the Nexus Hawk in use. I invite others to write of other

products they have seen working in the field.


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