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Virgin Media - connecting second computer

Posted on 2011-02-20
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We've got a virgin media modem, and it seems to only allow one computer to connect at a time.
I've got some LAN Homeplug (lan over power line) devices.
Have got the virgin media modem plugged directly into a homeplug device, then the other computers connect with their own homeplug devices.
This only connects one computer to the internet, the others get a blank default gateway.
I'm wondering if I need a router?
Have looked at some comments from people who talk about getting a cable router (as against ADSL)
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/index.cfm?action=showthread&threadid=291553&forumid=18
Any advice appreciated.
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chqshaitan earned 2000 total points
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hi bud,

yea, you need a cable router. i have the same setup at home. Virgin should have supplied you with a router(or ask them for one, if they have not).

the router that they will supply(depending on your package) should be a dlink. What is your line speed?
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The line speed is 10MB, what model is your dlink? Happy to buy one.
Cheers
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its a dlink dir-605 (i think), but any router will do to be honest.  i have had a quick look and this one should do the trick, cant argue for a tenner

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Networking/Sitecom/Sitecom-Wireless-Broadband-Router-54G-%2B-USB-Adapter
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by:mike99c
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Thanks for that, I actually went for the DLINK 615, is in the post.
Will it work 'out of the box'?
Have only dealt with adsl routers up to now.
Will I have to setup any account information in the DLINK?
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All sorted, thanks for your help, spot on, cheers.
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