Switching ISP - Can I use existing modem?

  NOVICE ENABLED 13:02 01 May 2006
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I want to switch from AOL to Tiscali. My current modem from AOL is a BT Voyager 105 USB. Can anyone tell me if this is compatible with Tisali & if I should anticipate any problem with the switch over?
Thanks in adavnce.

  rawprawn 13:40 01 May 2006

I should think you can use your existing modem, but I think Tiscali supply SagemFast 800 free. They did when I went with them. I am still with Tiscali but eventually I bought my own ADSL Ethernet modem which I find more reliable.

  JayDay 13:59 01 May 2006

I've used the same USB modem (speedtouch 330) with three broadband ISP's with no problem.

  Daveboy 15:44 01 May 2006

Yes, but you will have to create your own connection as their s/ware will try to install their modem.

  terryf 15:50 01 May 2006

You could consider buying a netgear DG835 combined modem, firewall and router taking a long term view, firewall is super, works with any ISP

  wobblymike 19:02 01 May 2006

Agree with all the above would recommend you dump your USB modem and move to a ethernet modem instead. BT Voyager 205 is my modem of choice works great. One small word of caution if buying it secondhand like on e bay make sure it is not locked to BT. Sometimes when BT provide them to a customer who is using Bt as ISP they are locked and can't be used with another ISP. Most aren't but be aware.

  keewaa 19:32 01 May 2006

Just change your login username and password .... as simple as that.

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