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What do u actually need for a broadband Internet connection? I have a netgear 150 wireless modem router connected to my phone line. Do u need a phone line for a Internet connection? Maybe I,ve got the wrong router as my Internet is very slow. I,m with orange broadband. is it slow because it's connected to a phone line. Do routers need to be connected to a phone line for Internet connection I thought virgin media do one which does not need a phone line. Can u recommend other routers maybe I.m on a basic package on average how much mb do require for a standard setup.



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July 2012

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Yes you need a phone line for ADSL broadband, which is what you have from Orange. You do not need one for Virgin Media because they supply broadband via their cable.

Cable broadband will always be faster than your ADSL service. However BT now offer Fibre To The Cabinet (Called BT Infinity) which is at least as fast as Cable but is supplied over your phone line like ADSL.

I am afraid that Electro's point about the number of phones that you have is incorrect. It has NO effect whatsoever because the phone circuit is isolated from the ADSL signal via microfilters.

BTW, as long as you WiFi is secured with WPA encryption (Which it almost certainly is because that is the default on Orange routers.) , you can for forget his point about WiFi security as well.

It isn't very easy to fix individual ADSL problems on this forum because it requires interaction. (as in this case.) Try here: http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=77

T
July 2012

You don't need any dedicated phone line to get broadband.
If the modem-router is provided by Orange, it should be fully compatible with the protocol they use.
Most router, from most makers, are roughly equivalent when used at home. Most slowdowns are not router related.

You only need the broadband modem, and optionaly a router. Having a router makes things safer as it will hide your computer from a casual hacker, but only when using a cabled connection, and hides the ports that you use, hiding the router itself.

Things that can slow you down:
The whiring between the phone entry and the modem is to long, or goes through some extention. Make the whiring as short as possible.

Line noise. When using the phone, is the connection noisy? That noise can also degrade your speed.
Look if you can find some obvious interferences sources. Look if you can move them or place a metal mesh between it and your telephon whirings. You may need to call a thecnician to do some trouble shooting and apply some correctif.

To many devices connected to your line. More than 3 phones, an answering machine and an alarm can look good, but can realy impare your internet connection.

How far is the router from your computer? How many walls or other separation between the router and the computer? It can be very important if using whireless in your home. It may be advisable to use an ethernet cable to connect a stationary computer like a desktop.

Check if there is any channel conflict between your network and that of your neibours.

When using a whireless router, you should NEVER EVER suppress the beacon. Contrary to the legend, it can actualy make your whireless network LESS SECURE. The reason is that in this case, your computer must broadcast, in plain and uncrypted text, it's credentials. This allow anybody to sniff your credentials and connect as if using your computer to your network, of impersonate your network in any other location if you use a portable outside.
The intruder no longer detect the router, he will detect any device comunicating with it and can now pass as either your router to your computer OR as your computer to your router.
It can also make your connection slower.

Electro
July 2012

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