As kasg says, with a little more.
I've a feeling I did need to enter the username and password into the Buffalo, but if so it asked for it during the Easy Setup wizard. After that it all happened automatically like the Plusnet 582n as kasg says. The instruction booklet with the 582n contain the username and password, and we can also tell you how to construct it from your signup details. (Without you needing to divulge them).
The instructions with the 582n are very detailed and clear and I did use it when I got it - otherwise I wouldn't have known whether or not it was better than the Buffalo. The instructions for both the 582n and the earlier Netgear WNR1000 say it takes about 15 minutes to complete the Account activation and establish a PPP session, even after its lights say it has an internet connection
. During that time nothing at all seems to happen. (The booklet says go away for 15 minutes and have a coffee).
The Buffalo takes 5-10 minutes when using the wizard, but of course the Account was live by the time I tried it. I failed miserably when trying to set it up manually for IDNet and then Plusnet, but the wizard gets it right nearly every time. If it fails try again - and if it keeps failing it's probably Plusnet or Buffalo that has a problem. It seems to want to "phone home" during the process.
At that point the "spare" 582n is useful to see if Plusnet is down. Or of course a router or line problem. I like to have a spare set up ready to go.
The Buffalo gives a three-stage report showing where it is up to, and using the wizard whilst connected wirelessly to it is no problem. It's got one of the easy connect buttons for the wireless so you can set that up first, even before you have FTTC.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk
| Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost
Connection - Plusnet
UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 54.2/15.2Mbps @ 600m. - BQM
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- Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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Edited by RobertoS (Thu 11-Apr-13 21:43:29)