My girlfriends grand parents are after a wireless router. But im wondering on if all wireless routers will work for all internet providers. As i remember when the girlfriend bought a router her internet, the internet provider said it had to be a certain brand. Or am i getting my wires crossed and you can use all routers for all interent providers?
Internet providers only recommend the wireless routers that they " support " ie. the ones that they have a sheet of stupid answers for !! Unless you buy , say from eBay where some wireless modem/routers are locked to a single provider , just about all of them , with the right details entered , will work on BT or LLU supplied broadband .
Yes, you could use that router. However, if they went for BT Total Broadband, with BTs' Option 2 or 3 they would be give a brand new BT Home Hub router Free!
Its not exactly free. The price difference over a 12 month period between option 1 and option 2 is £60. Just looking in the Argos catalogue and it has the "BT Voyager 2110" wireless router which I'm guessing is what BT send out with option 2. That's priced at £70.
Apart from the router that they send you. Is there any difference in service between option 1 and 2. As in can i keep the option 1 service and just buy this wireless router? Or does the line have to be set up for a wireless router?
And the BT home hub is a nasty, plasticky bit of kit. I've had to set a couple up for friends and I think they look and feel cheap. Unless you want the functionality of the home hub - I believe it will support VoIP and IPTV at some point - go for something else.