Upgrading my wireless

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    Upgrading my wireless

    I am currently using an old 2-Wire 1000 series ADSL / Broadband router that has a wireless 802.11b access point, but only one ethernet port. I would like to upgrade to a 802.11g or maybe even 802.11n.

    My question is can I just disable to built in wireless access point on my DSL modem and hook and ethernet switch to it, with a new wireless access point and my computer hooked to the switch? Or would I need to get a whole new modem?

    I hace an old DLink 4 port router that I have tried to hook to the modem in the past but the two did not play well together. That was before I realised that the moden had a built in router and I assume that the two were conflicing with each other. But I have never tried to hook a switch up to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Phoenix View Post
    My question is can I just disable to built in wireless access point on my DSL modem and hook and ethernet switch to it, with a new wireless access point and my computer hooked to the switch? Or would I need to get a whole new modem?
    What you describe here definitely works, I did that same configuration already several times with friends that asked me to set it up. Although, you might think about getting a new modem altogether, it might cost you the same and you have less boxes running. (less points of failure and power consumption)

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