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Free gift from virgin media...now what..


StonedLlama
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Hi!

Been a while since I've came here so thought I'd pay a visit!

After recently signing up to a Virgin Media package (tv/internet) they sent me a lovely gift, a free router. Now, I already have a router...So I don't feel a need for swapping something that doesn't need replacing, so I'm sitting here with a 'Netgear WGR614' (http://www.netgear.co.uk/wireless_firewall_router_wgr614.php) with nothing to do with it..So...I've came here in hope of someone enlightening me with a use for this shiny new peice of kit?

Any ideas anyone?

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Nice concept I guess.

Although, I'm not sure how I'd go about running two routers at the same time from one modem? Could I possibly run one by plugging the ethernet cable into the back of my pc and running it from there? Or is that just another daft idea that's came into my head?

xx

Edit:

How weird...I unscrewed the antenna out the back of the netgear router and unscrewed the antenna from the PCI wifi card I'm running and swapped them and the pci card still picks up signals...funky.

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Nice concept I guess.

Although, I'm not sure how I'd go about running two routers at the same time from one modem? Could I possibly run one by plugging the ethernet cable into the back of my pc and running it from there?

That's possible, you can then setup a wireless network from your pc already connected throught ethernet with the internet.

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I got the same from tesco, except a ADSL Thompson one ... I just use it as an addition 4 port switch so I can have 7 machines on CAT5e.

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I got the same from tesco, except a ADSL Thompson one ... I just use it as an addition 4 port switch so I can have 7 machines on CAT5e.

yeah use it as a switch/wireless access point. If your really bored you could set up a second subnet, but i cant see why you'd want that.

All virgin media have given me is bandwidth shaping. ;(

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