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talktalk coming out of my friends pn router??

Dekzion
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talktalk coming out of my friends pn router??

An ancient friend of mine asked me to look at her internet connection.

Four floor building and her router is in her bedroom on the top floor. she bought a devolo extender but couldn't log in via laptop on the ground floor unless it was cabled to the extension.

Now,, showing on her laptop is 'connected to talktalk!' I thought it might be picking up from a neighbour or some other devolo so turned off the 'master' and 'no internet' ,,, plugged it back in and within a minute 'connected to talktalk'  Any idea how this is possible?? She used to have talktalk but dumped them a year ago.

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Baldrick1
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Re: talktalk coming out of my friends pn router??

@Dekzion 

 It's not unknown for these to be shipped with the same network  password as a neighbours. It looks like this is being picked up by the master. If you read the manual you will find how to change it.

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MisterW
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Re: talktalk coming out of my friends pn router??

I suspect the extender detected the original network when it was installed and was configured to use the same ssid. Unless it's been reset , it will likely retain the old ssid , hence the 'talktalk' name. Ideally the extender should be reset and reconfigured.

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Dekzion
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Re: talktalk coming out of my friends pn router??

I'm quite happy as long as she has the net! I have pressed all the reset buttons on the units and held them in for a while. the real trouble is that she no longer has the cd which may or may not help, I've downloaded and printed pages 15 to 20 of the pdf manual and followed that but it didn't help.

Thanks for your replies guys, she can obsess awhile longer yet, at least she has something to bring up every five minutes on the phone.

Baldrick1
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Re: talktalk coming out of my friends pn router??

I get it now, thanks @MisterW .

What you need to do is download the Devolo Cockpit App. You can then select the WiFi extender and change the network name as required. 

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