[ubuntu-uk] Routers and printers

John jakewc2 at sky.com
Sat May 9 11:37:21 BST 2009


Isnt there something about companies restricting you from buying routers 
apart from theirs. I belong to Sky, and if Sky found out I had a 
different Router than theirs they would cut me off. There is a way to 
get the username and password that comes with my router, but I am afraid 
to actually go into that just in case I mess it up. I am sure that most 
companies wont allow you to change routers. Which is stupid really 
considering the ones they give you are so basic.

John.

Steve Archer wrote:
> Hi Rik
>
> Most routers, both wired and wireless, are pretty much standard models 
> that you can buy in the shop.
>
> The emphasis being on the word "standard" - if you have some 
> fancy-fandangle adapter running an uncertified wifi standard to squeeze 
> some more speed out of the connection (supposedly) then its likely 
> you'll want a compatible router. Which on the whole wouldn't be a router 
> issued by an ISP.
>
> My advice, if they're giving it away free then give it a go - likely its 
> pre-configured and ready to rock-n-roll.
>
> If you want a bit more out of your wireless, like you're streaming media 
> throughout your house and several devices then do some research and get 
> the most appropriate router for your needs - be prepared to give your 
> wallet a severe bashing.
>
> And remember, chances are your internet connection is less then 20meg, 
> and 802.11g is supposed to be 54meg, so there's really no need to go for 
> an all-singing all-dancing super-fast wireless router just for browsing 
> the net.
>
> One caveat to this. If you are running services behind your routers, 
> like web hosting, and you want additional control and security then you 
> might want to look at a more funtional router.
>
> As for your printer, I concur with Harry's comments.
>
> Cheers, Steve
>
>
>
> Rik Boland wrote:
>   
>> Hi
>>
>> I got a router free when I got my broadband but shops sell routers. 
>>
>> Why and what the difference - r they better?
>>
>> Also is there a way to make my wired printer wireless?
>>
>> Shalom
>>
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