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I am planning to buy TP-LINK ADSL wifi router (model TD-W8151N) for my Internet connection which provides Internet through ADSL telephone line. I am also planning to take cable internet in a few months which provides internet through a LAN cable without the need of any modem.

So I would like to have my modem work for both connections which I am using. When using cable internet I want this TP-Link modem to work just as a wireless router (so that I can have the freedom to use my laptop in different rooms instead of sitting at a place by plugging in that cable). Is it possible to use this modem in that way?

I don't have much knowledge about these things except that I can configure things as instructed. Please suggest me whether I should go ahead and buy this one or if there is any other modem in your view which can serve both my purposes, let me know.

Operating System I am using: Windows 7

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Most (if not all) ADSL modem + wireless router units cannot be used as just as a wireless router: there is no WAN port. See similar Q/A… . Also, not needing a cable modem for "cable internet" seems questionable. Also, one (home/consumer grade) router cannot handle two internet connections. –  sawdust Apr 1 '12 at 23:14

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The TD-W8151N does not have an Ethernet port on its WAN side, so you can't use it to route with anything but ADSL.

You will get a better answer if you explain what you're actually trying to do. Do you have two Internet connections that you use regularly? If so, why? What is the effect you want?

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cost cutting, try to make 2 hybrid devices work as a single separate device each time –  Sathya Apr 2 '12 at 4:30

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