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    Can I use my old hard wired modem etc.?

    This is a discussion on Can I use my old hard wired modem etc.? within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi guys I have just received my Sky Sagem wireless router pack but my PC does not have a wireless ...

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      Can I use my old hard wired modem etc.?

      Hi guys
      I have just received my Sky Sagem wireless router pack but my PC does not have a wireless connection or an Ethernet port. I only intend to run the Broadband on my desktop PC and will not be requiring it for a laptop. Do I have to get a wireless adaptor (if so which is best source/type?) or can I somehow still use the Sky pack, or alternatively can I continue to use the hard wired modem etc. that I have been using with my current Broadband supplier (Toucan)? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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      Re: Can I use my old hard wired modem etc.?

      You have to use the Sky router - Sky will not release the connection username and password that you'd need for your current modem. I think the best thing would be for you to get an Ethernet card for the PC and connect the PC to the Sky router using the yellow network cable that came with the router.

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      Re: Can I use my old hard wired modem etc.?

      How old is your pc as most have an ethernet port as standard.

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      Re: Can I use my old hard wired modem etc.?

      Cheers Veg.
      I now feel like a complete wally. My PC is 2005 but for some reason I had got it into my head that it had no Ethernet port. After your reply I checked it out again and, bingo, there it is. Thanks guys and sorry to waste your time.
      James

     

     

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