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ISP whichs gives a free Router??



 
 
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Old March 4th 07, 07:56 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default ISP whichs gives a free Router??

Which ISPs give a free router with new/migration signups?
Or is there a was to change the Sky Router back to the Netgear standard
firmware?

Thanks.


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Old March 4th 07, 08:25 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter
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"Motion" wrote in message
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Which ISPs give a free router with new/migration signups?
Or is there a was to change the Sky Router back to the Netgear standard
firmware?

Thanks.



be & demon are 2 that i know of.
routers are cheap anyway now.


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Old March 4th 07, 09:25 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Brian McIlwrath
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Default ISP whichs gives a free Router??

Motion wrote:
: Which ISPs give a free router with new/migration signups?
: Or is there a was to change the Sky Router back to the Netgear standard
: firmware?

You do relaise that the Sky firmware was created by Netgear...and loses
almost no capabilities over the standard one?

But the answe is yes! ... it can be done.
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Old March 4th 07, 01:20 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Andrew Gabriel
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Default ISP whichs gives a free Router??

In article ,
"Peter" writes:

"Motion" wrote in message
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Which ISPs give a free router with new/migration signups?
Or is there a was to change the Sky Router back to the Netgear standard
firmware?


be & demon are 2 that i know of.
routers are cheap anyway now.


A&A always seem to have a free loan router offer running -- comes
preconfigured for your setup.

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Old March 4th 07, 02:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Roderick Stewart
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Default ISP whichs gives a free Router??

On Sun, 4 Mar 2007 07:56:44 -0000, "Motion"
wrote:

Which ISPs give a free router with new/migration signups?
Or is there a was to change the Sky Router back to the Netgear standard
firmware?


Orange provide a box with two ethernet sockets, a VOIP phone socket
for use with their internet phone service (which is included in the
deal), wireless access for up to six computers, and although they
don't yet offer any service in connection with it, there seems to be a
bluetooth terminal in the box too.

I don't know about the Sky router, but I'd be surprised if it isn't
locked to their own service.

Rod.
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Old March 4th 07, 02:51 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
kim
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Default ISP whichs gives a free Router??

"Motion" wrote in message
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Which ISPs give a free router with new/migration signups?


AOL does but I'd rather pay for my own than be locked into a contract for 12
months.

(kim)


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Old March 4th 07, 07:21 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
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Default ISP whichs gives a free Router??



Motion wrote:

Which ISPs give a free router with new/migration signups?


Just how cheap are you ?

Does performance, reliability and customer service count for nothing ?

Graham

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Old March 4th 07, 08:29 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Eeyore
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J Clavox wrote:

Eeyore wrote:

Does performance, reliability and customer service count for nothing ?


You are on about ISP's in this country are you Graham


Yes.

because the attributes you have laid out above fits less than 1% of ISP's in
the


More than 1% of ISPs by my reckoning.

If you're daft enought to just want the cheapest then you'll have to settle for
being treated the way you would appear to be asking to deserve won't you ?

Graham

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Old March 7th 07, 12:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
tony h
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Default ISP whichs gives a free Router??

you can flash your sky router back to the original netgear firmware, giving
more options and, i believe, better stability and reliability. Be sure to
understand all the instructions , and download all necessary files, before
attempting the steps below! i can verify that it all works perfectly, but
not for the non-technical to attempt (though original firmware on the cd
that came from sky if if does all go PT.
http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-r...-password.html

good luck, please don't hold me accountable if anything goes wrong. i am NOT
a sky user, but a netgear router/modem on ebay for 8!! could not leave that
alone. now usins sky branded router on pipex, moving to vivacity next week
(faster, cheaper, no traffic shaping).

"Eeyore" wrote in message
...


J Clavox wrote:

Eeyore wrote:

Does performance, reliability and customer service count for nothing ?


You are on about ISP's in this country are you Graham


Yes.

because the attributes you have laid out above fits less than 1% of ISP's
in
the


More than 1% of ISPs by my reckoning.

If you're daft enought to just want the cheapest then you'll have to
settle for
being treated the way you would appear to be asking to deserve won't you ?

Graham



 




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