Setting Up a Wireless Router to an NTL Modem

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Setting Up a Wireless Router to an NTL Modem
Connecting an NTL modem to a wireless router is a breeze. (cable modem image by IKO from Fotolia.com)

Connecting an NTL cable modem to a wireless router allows multiple wireless devices to use the modem as a gateway to the Internet. Set-up is easy and everything required should be included with the modem. The wireless router controls the flow of data to the various devices connected to it so that each device is as if it had its own Internet connection. The use of a wireless router increases the convenience of the network and eliminates annoying wires in the home.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Cable Internet connection
  • NTL modem
  • Wireless router

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Unpack the modem. Depending on the NTL model, it may be recommended to set it up either vertically or horizontally. Follow these directions. Place the modem somewhere close to the cable connection.

  2. 2

    Attach the power cord to the back of the modem. Plug the other end into an available electrical socket. The modem has no power button; it should come on automatically.

  3. 3

    Unpack the wireless router. Place it close to the modem. Connect the power cord to the back of the unit and plug the other end into an available electrical socket.

  4. 4

    Attach the cable connection to the back of the modem. Screw it down tightly.

  5. 5

    Connect the wireless router and the NTL modem with the USB cable.

  6. 6

    Using a wireless-ready computer, attempt to connect to the network. If desired, use the set-up disc that came with the NTL modem to set up the network's security features.

Tips and warnings

  • The NTL modem also has Ethernet ports on the back if some hard-wired connections are required.
  • The wireless router should preferably be placed in a central position to the devices it will be servicing.

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