View Full Version : Change satellite broadband to local wireless

15-08-2012, 06:02 PM
I have Farmside (IPSTAR) satellite connection to the standard LAN IPSTAR modem and would like to connect this modem to a wireless router for local (two laptops and a tablet) wireless reception.

I currently have the laptops connected through a D-Link multi-port RJ45 connection setup from the modem. Can I connect a wireless router direct to the current modem and disconnect the hard wiring now being used on the laptops? In other words, does a wireless router normally accept the RJ45 from the modem?

If possible, what sort of wireless router would be acceptable (without breaking the bank)?


15-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Yes you can do that. I'll let someone else advise on a suitable WAP.

15-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Yes absolutely as CliveM mentioned, no worries.

Try something like this router: http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL1043

Basically your IPSTAR modem goes into the WAN port, and your other PC's all go either wirelessly or into the 4x LAN ports.

16-08-2012, 01:28 PM
I have read a few manuals on some routers and they state that specific routers shouldn't be used behind a satellite router. Any comments?

16-08-2012, 03:45 PM
Extra lag is all...

16-08-2012, 05:11 PM
Well some are better than others, but that's across the board. The suggested router will work fine.

16-08-2012, 06:58 PM
Yes, a good choice chilli, the USB port will allow external hard drive to act as a Network storage.

17-08-2012, 09:59 AM
Thanks guys!