Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 13.04.2011, 16:04
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zürich
Posts: 117
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 62 Times in 38 Posts
Saulius has made some interesting contributions
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
Tho' possibly easier/cheaper/faster to buy it from Digitec.ch at 101chf, including delivery and with all taxes paid
Yes, but somebody who happens to be in the US, and is on the way here,
can buy a bunch of them at e.g. bhphoto.com for $71.95 (65 CHF)
and then list them for sale on the forums here
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Saulius for this useful post:
  #22  
Old 13.04.2011, 22:48
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Zürich
Posts: 267
Groaned at 20 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
humano is considered unworthyhumano is considered unworthyhumano is considered unworthyhumano is considered unworthy
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Bring your router. It will work, like mine (from Verizon)..... Cablecom doesn't give a router anymore... I phone them. And swisscom is too expensive and they don't give anything. I have phoned them yesterday.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 13.04.2011, 23:07
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lucerne
Posts: 102
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 9 Posts
zufimufi has earned some respectzufimufi has earned some respect
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
This could a dumb question, but I am coming to CH from the US and I want to know if my wireless router will work over there. I love my little router and it's fast and small. It just seems silly to buy a new one if mine will work.
I brought my old Buffalo and an old Apple router from the US and they work nicely. Of course you got to check voltage info on those things. As for the wall plugs, often you can just replace the cable that goes from the wall to the brick. Interdiscount has such things.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 13.04.2011, 23:32
Upthehatters2008's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the kitchen at parties.
Posts: 4,540
Groaned at 204 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 6,078 Times in 2,378 Posts
Upthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
Bring your router. It will work, like mine (from Verizon)..... Cablecom doesn't give a router anymore... I phone them. And swisscom is too expensive and they don't give anything. I have phoned them yesterday.
Cablecom give the Thomson router with the Power and Smart Combi packages...

They just sent me one.

QUOTE

WLAN Modem with Power Combi and Smart Combi
If you order the Power Combi or theSmart Combi you will get our WLAN modem for free.
If you choose the Basic Combi or a Duo deal, you will have the possibility to order the WLAN modem for CHF 99.– at any time.
With the WLAN modem you can phone and surf the internet wirelessly – with only one device.
It's easy to install and offers you a secure connection.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 14.04.2011, 02:48
MysteryMachine's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Prangins
Posts: 185
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 82 Times in 42 Posts
MysteryMachine has no particular reputation at present
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

I'm too sleepy to look it up now but part of the range of the USA ones in the 5Ghz spectrum (used by N) is outside the range allowed in switzerland. If you are just using B or G or only the 2.4 part of N you will be fine, and you can still use the 5Ghz band, just have to research which channels are allowed.

And even though I don't recommend trying it.. not all the wall warts / things that say "110v only" are actually 110 only. My PS3 for example says 110 only and runs just fine on swiss power. Also my cordless phone wall adaptors say they are only for 110 but I plugged in and tested and sure enough they work fine despite the higher voltage. Don't blame me though if you fry your adaptor, electronics, or blow the fuses/circuit breakers in your apartment.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 15.04.2011, 01:27
jerallie's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Goldiwil
Posts: 615
Groaned at 53 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 523 Times in 179 Posts
jerallie has a reputation beyond reputejerallie has a reputation beyond reputejerallie has a reputation beyond reputejerallie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Thanks for all the responses. The power adapter is rated for 110-240 so I guess I'm bringing it. Love this forum and now there is an iPad app for it. Sweet!
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need a Wireless router prashantb03 TV/internet/telephone 3 14.10.2008 17:14
Wireless router ? smish TV/internet/telephone 14 06.10.2008 09:57


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:48.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0