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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 25-Nov-12 21:36:55
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What are the wireless router options?


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My son's father-in-law would like to have a wireless router on his Post Office service so he can connect his TV wirelessly to the internet.

Currently he has a Netgear DM111PSP which is Post Office specific. When i was there yesterday I did a router backup and got the username from the backup file, and the password via the decoding given here
Backup the DM111 settings to file backupsettings.xml.
When you open this file you will find username and password.
username is of the form "firstname.lastname.postoffice@mypostoffice.co m" followed by password"xxxxxxxxxxx"
these are encoded as in the following table:- Character/code

a/9E b/9D c/9C d/9B e/9A
f/99 g/98 h/97 i/96 j/95
k/94 l/93 m/92 n/91 o/90
p/8F q/8E r/8D s/8C t/8B
u/8A v/89 w/88 x/87 y/86
z/85 @/BF ./D1
simply type in the username and password into the appropriate places and use pppoA vpi=0 vci=38 in the wireless modem/router e.g. DG834G and away it goes
Does he need to go to PO for a router or can he go and buy an ordinary router and set it up with the info from the old one?

What is the PO wireless router like?

Any inexpensive router recommendations?

Tony

Edited by cheshire_man (Mon 26-Nov-12 08:30:43)

Standard User professor973
(committed) Sun 25-Nov-12 22:45:05
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Re: What are the wireless router options?


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I did not find any router that was not happy with the Post Office Broadband. Everything from a Billion 7800N to the BT HomeHub 3 I am running on Freeola at the moment. One inexpensive router I ran on PO was the TP-Link TD-W8960N. they are well thought of and can be found on Amazon.

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Standard User brandscill
(regular) Sun 25-Nov-12 22:59:10
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If he's been a customer long enough they might swap it for a new wireless router


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Standard User professor973
(committed) Sun 25-Nov-12 23:31:10
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In reply to a post by brandscill:
If he's been a customer long enough they might swap it for a new wireless router

Possibly. If they do, let's hope it's not the useless Xyzel wireless router they sent me. Very poor and locked down with non-standard firmware.

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Standard User brandscill
(regular) Mon 26-Nov-12 19:51:29
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Yes not good on long lines, luckily I moaned and got a technicolor one
Standard User adam1024
(newbie) Wed 28-Nov-12 15:02:42
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Here offers you the comparison of top five wireless routers, and the reviews from real users. You can check out and find the best one
Standard User HTTP404
(learned) Wed 28-Nov-12 15:55:46
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Didn't the PO do a deal to have their broadband managed by TalkTalk ?
Standard User HTTP404
(learned) Wed 28-Nov-12 16:00:23
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Here offers you the comparison of top five wireless routers, and the reviews from real users. You can check out and find the best one


Not sure I would define any of those router as "inexpensive".
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