Connect a NBN modem to a ADSL modem router

  1. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro

    Connect a NBN modem to a ADSL modem router

    I am thinking of converting to NBN service in Australia. However, my setup at the moment is single box ADSL modem with a switching router, which I connect my equipment to its LAN ports.

    With the new NBN standalone modem, how do I connect to the existing switch router mentioned above ? Or I must buy a new switch router with a WAN port to connect to the NBN standalone modem.

    Any advise will be appreciated.

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  2. Posts : 8,100
    windows 10

    You say a modem is it a modem or router? The big difference is a modem you pc is live on the internet which anyone in the world can try and hack a router runs NAT which means your PC uses a 192.168 private IP so it's not live
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  3. Posts : 43
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    At present I am connected to ADSL using a Modem+router in one box, I can access the box's configuration using 192.168.x.y address. This box has 4 LAN ports for me fan out to my devices. There are no other ports, such as WAN port or the like.

    I want to in the future, use a NEW modem ( one box ) which has a Ethernet output ONLY which can connect to a switch/router's WAN/Internet port. There are no LAN ports on this modem for me to fan out to my devices. So, I am hoping not having to buy a new switch router, but to connect my existing ADSL modem integrated switch router to the new modem, is this possible?

    I hope I have explained this configuration correctly.
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  4. Posts : 8,100
    windows 10

    There should be plenty of 4 port routers with wireless and built in modem. adsl is old is i adsl or adsl2+ in the uk these routers are thrown away of very cheap
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  5. Posts : 18,432
    Windows 11 Pro

    I have not seen a modem+router combination that could be used as router only without the built-in modem used for the "wan" side. Most can be put in bridge mode which turns them into a modem only, but not a "router" or "access point" mode to turn them into a router only.
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