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Old 05-17-2006, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hate to ask this, but I really just don't know..

When buying a router does it matter if you have DSL or Cable? I just keep seeing "broadband" router. Do Cable and DSL use the same big phone looking jack?

Sorry, embarassed to even ask..........
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Old 05-18-2006, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cable and DSL are both Broadband (compared to dial-up, which is narrowband) so the router doesn't matter. DSL connects to your phone line while Cable goes through your...well..cable hookup. I think that the jack you're refering to is Ethernet, which simply connects the router to your cable/dsl modem, and also then connects your modem to your pc. Any broadband router will be fine, just buy from a good brand like Linksys, Netgear, or D-Link.
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Ah, perfect! Thanks so much. I found a good Linksys one with a fantastic rebate. I'll go with it.

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np let us know how it goes
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