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    Can the wireless router that tiscali provide free be used for a talk talkj connection? Also can the wred modem talk talk provide free be used for a tiscali connection , sounds a bit of a wierd question I know but thanks in advance for any advice

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    Unlikely because each ISP has it's own firmware flashed onto the chips. Thats why they are easty to setup, just plug in and away you go. If you could access the settings page online it would be possible but this is password protected and not generally for public use.

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    Unlikely because each ISP has it's own firmware flashed onto the chips. … Unlikely because each ISP has it's own firmware flashed onto the chips. Thats why they are easty to setup, just plug in and away you go. If you could access the settings page online it would be possible but this is password protected and not generally for public use.



    Most routers you can buy have a settings page that's accessed by pointing your web browser at their address on the network (usually 192.168.0.1). It is obviously password protected for security but the manual will contain the default username and password (it's often 'admin' and 'password') that you can use to log in for the first time and change the password to something secret. They're there for your use to set the router up how you want it.

    I don't have any experience using an router provided by an ISP when switching to another ISP, or any experience of the more nasty of the ISPs like TalkTalk/Tiscali so I can't comment on whether any of them try and block you but if the page to put in the username and password for the connection is availible I'd expect it to work on another ISP.

    You could just e-mail the Tiscali and TalkTalk sales teams and ask whether the provided modem can be used with other ISPs.

    EDIT: For the modem/router thing the difference between the two is that a modem is meant to connect to one computer while a router can have multiple computers connected to it.

    Giving it a try won't hurt. As long as you know what settings you have to change to get them to work, and where you change those settings your good to go. If not I suggest you post this question on your current ISP's forum asking them for more details on how this can be achieved.

    [QUOTE=EndlessWaves;1778571]Most routers you can buy have a settings page that's accessed by pointing your web browser at their address on the network (usually 192.168.0.1). It is obviously password protected for security but the manual will contain the default username and password (it's often 'admin' and 'password') that you can use to log in for the first time and change the password to something secret. They're there for your use to set the router up how you want it.QUOTE]

    The poster refers to a router supplied from an ISP, not one that is bought. As I said it is possible to access the settings through the webpage, but only on the non-contractual router. You will not get through to the settings of the locked ISP routers.

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    thanks for the info, looks like a no no

    actually u can usually either
    a. set them up quite easily or
    b, reflash them with the original manufacturers roms, dont think any of the isps can manufacturer their own so its down ot finding the original model number and a bit of googling
    I have a bt homehub flashed and its better than bts software,
    might be handy to learn how to do it for fault testing if u have two lines
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