Router query

squareyes squareyes at
Tue Apr 7 14:36:41 BST 2009

Callan Jefferson Davies wrote:
>> Are there any pitfalls I may encounter, am running 8.04 at the 
>> moment, but will upgrade when I have broadband access.
> Hi Winton,
> I work for Adam Internet (Adelaide), and I get a lot of customers 
> asking me exactly the same thing.
> My answer is - provided the ISP-supplied router is decent, has good 
> features and a 2+ year warranty, you should go with whatever they offer.
> The reason is that if you ever have a problem with your service, you 
> can get FULL support from the ISP. If you supply your own hardware, it 
> makes it really hard for the support staff to do their job and 
> therefore any issues may take longer to solve.
> Just make sure it's a "decent" router, and has a good warranty.
> If you did want to supply your own, ask the ISP what models they know 
> to work OK - don't expect a miracle answer, but they should be able to 
> at least point you in the right direction.
> Hope this helps.
> Cheers,
> Callan
Thanks Callan,
they have already told me the usual, don't support Linux, so will need 
to know a bit myself.  what features should I be looking for, I won't be 
using the wireless feature?  Can't remember the last time I actually 
used an ISP help desk, for that reason. May get router warranty  
honoured, but that's about all, but that doesn't bother me, only has to 
last around 20 years :-)   Most even back away if Firefox is used.
Thanks again,
Take Care

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