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Is it possible to create a wireless network if my broadband is coming from Telewest via a motorola surfboard cable modem and I have a Netgear DG834G?

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Is it possible to create a wireless network if my broadband is coming from Telewest via a motorola surfboard cable modem and I have a Netgear DG834G? If not what is the best / cheapest way to create a wireless network that will work with my centrino wireless laptop?
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That Netgear router will do the job for you.  It should be fairly simple to setup your wifi network using it.

First, power down your cable modem for 5 minutes (this will reset the defaults).  Then power it back up and let it sync to your ISP.  Next, plug the WAN port of the Router to the modem, turn it on and it should grab the public IP address.

Hardwire a computer (your laptop) to the router, and configure it using the web interface.  (type 192.168.1.1 into your web brower's address line).  Setup your wifi (SSID)/ WEP encryption/wifi channel, etc..  Once this is done, you will need to configure your laptop's wifi connection.  

That should do it.  If you have trouble with this network, feel free to visit a visio diagram that is on my website (look under Networking area in the left hand table)

www.doverproductions.com

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The netgear DG834G does not have a WAN (unless I am mistaken) - it has a telephone in and 4 ethernet out ports
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Yep..  Although I am having trouble dnloading the pdf's on this, it seems that you are correct..  It is meant to be used as your primary DSL interface..   It can be setup as just an AP, but I think you would be better served by getting a True AP..  perhaps a Linksys, as they make decent Consumer grade products, and the prices are now under $50 for these..  That way you can use your Surfboard, and let the router do the job it is intended to do here..

Using an FVM318 Wireless Router as a Wireless Access

http://kbserver.netgear.com/kb_web_files/N101236.asp

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Thanks..

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