Any way to connect Netgear ADSL modem router to cable modem?

October 20, 2014 at 17:02:34
Specs: Windows 7
we bought a netgear adsl modem router comb not knowing it wouldnt work with our cable modem is there and way to connect these 2 or are we out $125?met gear is trying to tell me they can fix it for another $79.99 I feel like tha is a little high seeing how we have neve had it plugged in before

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#1
October 20, 2014 at 23:11:19
No, you can't connect an ADSL Router-Modem to a cable modem.

You need a cable router (just a router without a modem).


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#2
October 21, 2014 at 00:16:05
Which model modem/router is it? Some Netgear ones can be used as just routers - the thing to look out for, in the manual/set up guide, is if one of the LAN ports on the rear is marked up as LAN/WAN - this can be set up to use your cable modem.

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#3
October 21, 2014 at 06:59:55
Actually, you should be able to connect your combo device (combination modem/router/wireless AP) to your existing modem. Simply take the network patch cable from the existing modem and plug it into a LAN port on the router.

Then all you have to do is correctly configure the LAN side of your router and it should work.

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#4
October 21, 2014 at 09:59:03
Unfortunately there would be no NAT with that setup so only one internet access would be allowed and it would be via a public ip address which is not safe.

Unclear why you can't return the router. That is the normal thing to do.

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#5
October 22, 2014 at 02:53:27
What is wrong with the cable modem? Why buy another router?

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#6
October 22, 2014 at 15:53:57
sluc a adsl router has a rj11 interface but a modem has a rj45 connection. He needs a router he can connect to the modem not a phone line as he purchased.

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#7
October 22, 2014 at 18:58:13
Does your ADSLNetgear router Ethernet port 4 have a WAN/LAN marking?
What model is your netgear router?
In the Netgear manuals I found:

WAN Setup Screen Fields

The following fields are available:
• WAN Preference. By default this field is set to Auto-Detect so that the modem router
automatically detects if the Internet connection is through the ADSL port or the
WAN/Ethernet port 4. You can use this field to select Must use DSL WAN or Must use
Ethernet WAN


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#8
October 24, 2014 at 09:59:27
sluc you don't seem to be getting what the issue is.

He doesn't have adsl
He has cable
You can't use a adsl wan port to connect to a cable modem
He bought the wrong router.

Now do you understand?

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#9
October 24, 2014 at 23:51:57
Not strictly true Wanderer, You can definitely set up a netgear adsl modem router to use a cable modem, the more recent models seem to allow for this - check the specs on this one, for example: http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/produ...

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#10
October 25, 2014 at 02:31:45
Yes Wanderer I understand what the issue is. Look in the Netgear manuals of the latest ADSL routers. The router can detect if the internet traffic is coming from the ADSL line or from the dedicated WAN port.

Anyway, seems the original poster has found a solution already.


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#11
October 25, 2014 at 03:21:56
Some of the latest kit is seemingly getting "rather clever" in that it is now increasingly adaptable on its own...

Hard to keep abreast of some of it, unless you're seriously into a given area of it all - I suggest...

Anyway, seems the original poster has found a solution already. Any idea what it is?


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