Router Question

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  1. Fachh

    Fachh New Member

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    Hey OT
    I am moving in a house with some friends and they use a wireless connection
    the wireless router has 4 physical ports for me to connect to though (I don't have a wireless ethernet card)

    is there anything I need to know to make sure my internet will work when I move in?

    Do I just plug it in to the router and renew my ip?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Yep.
     
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    ^^^ werd ^^^

    (posting my first response from my new wii)
     
  4. Fachh

    Fachh New Member

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    that simple eh?

    thanks guys haha
     
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    It depends on what service you use. Unless they recently stopped, for instance, xDSL requies PPPoE authentication. As does FIOS (may have changed, FIOS).

    If you're using the same service as your previous location, yes it should swap over fine.
     
  6. copiertalk

    copiertalk Secure Our Borders! OT Supporter

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    wouldn't that all be set up on the router. Mine has those options, but my service does not use them. just curious.
     
  7. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Yes. As long as your friends have already configured the router to get on the net, you just need to plug in.
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    You're an idiot and you should not post here.

    xDSL is a generic term that can refer to many TYPES of DSL. ADSL, VDSL, SDSL, etc... And NONE of these require a specific protocol for authentication. PPPoA, PPPoE, DHCP, etc can be used on any of them.

    And REGARDLESS of which type of authentication required, that will be handled by the router and is essentially transparant to the enduser.
     
  9. Stilgar1973

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    He may be an idiot.
    But you are an asshole.

    Any particular reason you had to point that out? Couldn't you just let it go, or is jumping on someone that doesn't know something you do the only way you can get over having such a small penis.
     
  10. Fachh

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    good to clear up false info

    thanks guys
     
  11. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Its kinda his thing.
     
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    I see it as jumping on someone who has crappy reading comprehension. It was needlessly complicated information that would only serve to possibly confuse the threadstarter.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Trust me, it's just not the same when he's not a prick.
     

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