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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Lorian
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Just about to sign someone up to option 1, but I'd like to know what model the "free" wired router is and how much the deferred payment would be if they left before 12 months were up.

I know it'll be somewhere, but I've searched and cant find it.
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

It tells you the deferred costs during the sign up process.

I am not sure what the hardware is.

Chilly
Lorian
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Ok, I just tried and I can see it's £29.99. Still like to know what it is if anyone knows...
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Hi,

The router on Options 1 and 2 is currently a BT Voyager 210 One Port Router.
Lorian
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

many thanks. Smiley
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Hi I've just been looking at this as I'm thinking of claiming my free router (BBYW Option 1).

I've currently got an internal broadband modem but am reluctant to de-install this until I get the new router working.

The setup instructions say that I must de-install my existing modem before installing the router - is this really necessary? Could I not leave my existing modem installed as a back-up in case I need it in the future?

Thanks - Bob
Lorian
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

I recently did this install. No you don't need to uninstall the drivers for the old modem. You will of course need to unplug it from the telephone line!

I quite like the new little BT single port router. The only downside is no-one told us the admin password to get to the security settings.

Anyone tell me if this is done on purpose? If we raise a ticket can we get the password, I'd like to check the firewall settings...... :!:
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

You tried 'admin' and 'admin' as the username and password?
Lorian
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

No I haven't - I didn't think they'd be shipped without a secure password. Don't tell me, they have internet access on port 80 switched on too...
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Secure password? Well it did come from PlusNet? Smiley
(damn I can't use that gag from tomorrow).

But seriously, most routers come with either no password and something insecure by default, usually I find the firewall is enabled but any kind of wireless encryption isn't either.

Admin and admin is what the BT based routers seem to be set to by default.
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

@walespc, thanks for your response - I've placed my order Smiley . One question, did you connect the router using the Ethernet or USB cable? Does it make any difference?

Thanks - Bob
Lorian
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Yes, Ethernet of course!

Little point in connecting it using USB in my opinion,It's a router it WANTS to use ethernet :lol:
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Registered: 30-07-2007

What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

Unless you have a 2nd PC you want connected to the net Wink
Lorian
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

I still wouldn't use the USB connection personally. Switches are cheap.
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What router Free/deferred with BBYW option 1?

My new router arrived today and was quickly up and running. This is the first time I've owned a router (previously a broadband modem) and I'm confused about the way the IP addresses are assigned.

The router has a default IP address of 192.168.1.1 and every BT Voyager 210 router must be the same as navigating to this address forms part of the setup instructions. My PC connection properties are set to "Obtain an IP address automatically" and my computer appears to have been assigned the IP address 192.168.1.2 (see below for the result of an ipconfig command).

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1


With my broadband modem, my PC was given a different IP address each time I connected (I assume this was allocated by plusnet). Now I seem to have the same fixed IP addresses which would be know by anyone.

Is this not a security risk? Is there some setting I need to change to assign a dynamic IP address as before?

Sorry if I'm asking dumb questions here but this is new territory for me.

Thanks - Bob