I currently have a Thomson TG585v7 router that was provided by Tiscali (now TalkTalk) when we signed with them two years ago.
Recently, a problem has occurred that has left me thinking that my router is on the blink. Every now and then, the "Internet" led goes off and I can no longer access the internet. It is normally a couple of hours before normal service is resumed.
However, I have a Netgear router (WPN824v2) that my Dad wants me to sell for him, but I may well buy it myself if it seems a decent replacement.
So my question is, am I able to install the Netgear router without needing to notify TalkTalk? (i.e. Can I just simply install it and be up and running, or do I need to I need to speak to TalkTalk about changing it?)
Thanks for the help guys. I'll see how it copes over the next couple of weeks. Unless I can figure out how to put my current router into DMZ, I may get a replacement just so I can play PS3 games with less hassle.
Just a quick update - the router seems to have stopped cutting out since I changed the wireless channel. However, I still can't figure out how to DMZ my PS3 on it. I think I will still get a new router(unless anybody is able to help me?).
I am looking at the Netgear DG834G. Can anybody confirm that this is a suitable direct replacement to the Thomson TG585v7?
The DG834G is an ADSL Modem/Router and should work OK with TalkTalk's service.
However, if buying a new router now, you might like to consider one that supports 802.11n protocol (150Mbps or 300Mbps) rather than the 802.11g (54Mbps) of the DG834G. To benefit from 802.11n, a compatible 'n' adapter would also have to be installed in the computer(s).
I swapped a Tiscali supplied siemens router for a Netgear DGN1000 and other than putting in my username/password there was no problem at all, worked straightaway. PS3 connected fine over wi-fi too, however the PS3 has been the source of wireless problems for me in the past.