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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
Hi, I was just wondering if it would be feasable to buy a broadband connection for a room? The reason I ask is my dad locks my internet after midnight so it goes slow as hell, and Id like to buy a seperate line for my bedroom.

Id only need it for my xbox so it wouldnt have to be lightning fast but Im unsure as to whether any companies would be able to install broadband without any phoneline or other obligation.

thanks :)
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
Get a mobile internet dongle

http://mobile.broadbandgenie.co.uk/

Edit;

Though for your xbox you would need to use it on a laptop / pc and then share the connection from that and it would probably be expensive so not worth it
1 Like #2
You would need cable if you want to use the internet without a phoneline. Also using 3g for gaming would mean a very laggy game.
#3
Ta, Mobile internet isnt really an option tbh.
#4
Double post :S

The problem is, After midnight the firewall switches from allowing all 360 connections (open NAT) to blocking them all (strict NAT), and being as Im awake all night and asleep all day. This is a problem!
#5
How does he lock it?

Edit lol beat me to it, you must be psychic
banned#6
Thought about giving your dad some dough not to lock it after midnight?
#7
Tried that, but he locks it beacuse it p*sses me off. Priceless apparantly.
#8
Is unplugging it possible?
banned#9
Jo3l
Tried that, but he locks it beacuse it p*sses me off. Priceless apparantly.


so what makes you think he'll allow you to install a personal line into your room? Just an insight parents will do anything to get you to move out. Mine ****** off to Spain.

If you can get another router just replace the one he's got installed :thumbsup: and hope the cable company hasn't registered the MAC
#10
Nein. We have 1 web/fileserver, 1 media server, 2 pcs and 2 laptops using the same router so no go on the unpluggo :(
#11
You could always go wireless and pay a neighbour for their security code
#12
lumoruk
so what makes you think he'll allow you to install a personal line into your room? Just an insight parents will do anything to get you to move out. Mine ****** off to Spain.

If you can get another router just replace the one he's got installed :thumbsup:


Ive already been 'politely informed' that paying my own internet bill I can do what I like. I did the same with my phone, freeview, tv, xbox, pc, cars etc etc
#13
Jo3l
Ive already been 'politely informed' that paying my own internet bill I can do what I like. I did the same with my phone, freeview, tv, xbox, pc, cars etc etc


Why not offer a compromise then, tell him you'll pay £x towards his connection
#14
RedIron
You could always go wireless and pay a neighbour for their security code


Already wireless, But sharing a bridge with my brothers xbox that is pre-configured to connect with my dads router.

EDIT: and already tried offering to pay towards connection, which ends in 'fine, pay the electric bill as well'
banned#15
Jo3l
Already wireless, But sharing a bridge with my brothers xbox that is pre-configured to connect with my dads router.

EDIT: and already tried offering to pay towards connection, which ends in 'fine, pay the electric bill as well'


Never researched it but maybe possible to hack the router? :thinking:

I think he needs a slap what's your address :)
#16
Ive hacked the firewall and router before, but just not worth the hassle for the all the trouble that follows.
banned 1 Like #17
Jo3l
Ive hacked the firewall and router before, but just not worth the hassle for the all the trouble that follows.


back in the day, my step dad had put a password on the computer BIOS so I couldn't get on. Popped the battery out for 3 mins and hey presto got access lol things were so much simpler then.
#18
Things were so much simpler back in the days of Win98 lol. My dad is a pro network tech and has been for 20+ years so unfortunately he has the edge on me with network locking etc.
#19
#20
Not in my area..
1 Like #21
It looks like your out of luck then and will need another phone line

They cost £124.99 to have put in which will then tie you into a contract too with BT for the line rental, Pipex would offer you a month by month rolling contract on the broadband though but it's probably no good to you

Alternatively there is Virgin but again your looking at a £30 install fee and a 12 month contract
#22
Sugar.

Looks like Im just gonna have to get crazy with the old bribing stick then..

+ Rep for all :)
#23
Why not go to sleep at night and get a JOB for the daytime!!!
#24
alanrp123
Why not go to sleep at night and get a JOB for the daytime!!!


Sounds good to me :-D
#25
alanrp123
Why not go to sleep at night and get a JOB for the daytime!!!


Maybe thats why your Dad has issue with the broadband:roll:
I wouldnt be happy my kids on the comp after midnight if i was trying to sleep and working next day:x
Get a job and then you can sleep nights? failing that do what my bro did and get a nightshift:thumbsup:
banned#26
louloo
Maybe thats why your Dad has issue with the broadband:roll:
I wouldnt be happy my kids on the comp after midnight if i was trying to sleep and working next day:x
Get a job and then you can sleep nights? failing that do what my bro did and get a nightshift:thumbsup:


I work alternating days and nights so sometimes can't sleep till past midnight, like last night. But have since moved out of my parents they weren't too fussed about me being up past midnight :) they were however really fussed when I wasn't working and staying up past midnight so your theories makes sense.
#27
RedIron
It looks like your out of luck then and will need another phone line

They cost £124.99 to have put in which will then tie you into a contract too with BT for the line rental, Pipex would offer you a month by month rolling contract on the broadband though but it's probably no good to you

Alternatively there is Virgin but again your looking at a £30 install fee and a 12 month contract


Another alternative is using the post office - they install a new line for £110 and there is no 12/18 month contract. Just wish I'd known about this sooner!
#28
lumoruk
I work alternating days and nights so sometimes can't sleep till past midnight, like last night. But have since moved out of my parents they weren't too fussed about me being up past midnight :) they were however really fussed when I wasn't working and staying up past midnight so your theories makes sense.


Son number one did it to me so i have experience:roll:
Parents mostly want whats best for you-despite what most of you think!

Jo3l
TALK to your Dad and find out why he is doing this-is he being reasonable? i.e is he short of £ to pay the elec? or is he wanting you to find a job? excuse me if you are working:oops:
Maybe if you act responsibly maybe you can get him to relax the rules?

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