peter at bluetoad.com.au
Wed Apr 8 23:36:35 BST 2009
> So you'd want to be asking :
> 1. Does the router handle the connection to the ISP even if no computers
> are plugged in?
> 2. Do I need a 'driver' to use the router or will the router just offer
> a DHCP IP Address to any device I plug in?
You might get "We'll send you a driver (or installation CD) with the
router". Some folk find it incomprehensible that those things are just
coasters. So my comment after 5. below will help if you strike this.
> 3. Do I have access to the router's control panel interface to change
> settings if required?
A reasonably safe way of asking this is "Can I access the router's
control panel interface with my web browser".
The web interfaces are generally fine.
> 4. Is the router locked to that ISP's network, or can you use it on any
> 5. What brand and model number is it?
and then get a manual from the manufacturer's website, google
"modelNumber linux" etc (http://www.whirlpool.net.au often has help on
these sort of things). The manual will answer 2 and 3.
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