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#1 Bonneville

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:16 PM

Hi everyone, long time since I posted. I have an interesting query.
Some 4 years ago I built and set up a windows 7 system and installed an Edimax router instead of the broadband services own router.No problem.
Today I had to change the router due to its malfunction and replaced it with an Edimax,exactley the same as the one which had died (so to speak).
The broadband is run on a dedicated telephone line which does not carry any telephone equipment.The server is Talk Talk.
To my suprise and somewhat amazement, the router immediately connected the computer to the internet allowing full access.I also hardwired my laptop into the router and immediately it allowed the laptop to go on line.
My question to the forum is why wasn't I required to configure the replacement router to the server (Talk Talk).Basically I plugged and it played.......Works fine and does as it is expected.

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Tony.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:37 PM

Is this a router or a modem?  Most routers by default will request an IP address and use what is provided.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

HI,
it is an Edimax Wire/Wireless ADSL2+Router.Same as the one previously installed.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:45 PM

Hi,

 

Most routers sold for the UK market are pre-configured with the default UK access settings, so it is literally a case of plug in and play - zero configuration broadband access for computers connected to the router via ethernet cable.  Wireless access would obviously need to be re-configured for the new SSID and security key of the router.

 

Hope this helps.


Edited by dls62, 18 March 2014 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:55 PM

Hi,

Thank you, comfirms my own notions over the issue....

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