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Replacing Router with Linksys - Problems

tandp
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Registered: 15-07-2014

Replacing Router with Linksys - Problems

I have bought a new router thinking that it might improve my home network speeds, but I am now having problems connecting up on the new router which is a Linksys E2500. It is having problems recognizing a modem.
I am using the Thomson to access the internet again and I am starting to wonder if in fact the new router is compatible.
Can anyone tell me if a Linksys E2500 router can be used to simply replace the Thomson, Plusnet supplied router?
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Superuser
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Re: Replacing Router with Linksys - Problems

If you have a Fibre connection then that router should work fine, If you have ADSL then no it won't.
With Fibre , connect it's Internet port to the BT modem, configure the Internet Connection Type as PPPoE and there should be somewhere to enter your plusnet username and password ( see here for generic settings http://www.plus.net/support/broadband/hardware/broadband-connection-settings.shtml )
Hope that helps
tandp
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Registered: 15-07-2014

Re: Replacing Router with Linksys - Problems

Thanks for your reply.
I don't have fibre. I guess it will have to go back to Amazon!
So what must I look for if I want a replacement router? Am I stuck with the Thomson router?
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Re: Replacing Router with Linksys - Problems

You need to get an ADSL Modem router - that's a router with ADSL modem built in.
Alternatively - if you are just looking to improve your wifi speeds or coverage, a wireless access point such as this to plug into your thompson router might do just as well.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Linksys-WAP610N-Wireless-N-Access-Dual-Band/dp/B003XDTTLM/ref=sr_1_9?s=compu...

Alternatively you could use power line to create another wireless access point elsewhere in the house.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-WPA281KIT-Wireless-Powerline-Extender/dp/B0067GS29W/ref=pd_bxgy_c...