Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13.04.2011, 03:18
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
Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13.04.2011, 03:56
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

It will work in CH except that the power supply might be a problem as in CH, it is 240V 3 prong.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13.04.2011, 05:00
vwild1
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
It just seems silly to buy a new one if mine will work.
You wont need to buy one here as most internet providers will give you a free wireless router when you subscribe to their internet service.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13.04.2011, 12:48
RetiredInNH's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 2,265
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 1,484 Times in 748 Posts
RetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond reputeRetiredInNH has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Look at the power adapter ... mine says 110-120 volts, so will not work in CH. Maybe yours says 100-240 volts, in which case it probably would work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13.04.2011, 12:56
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
Look at the power adapter ... mine says 110-120 volts, so will not work in CH. Maybe yours says 100-240 volts, in which case it probably would work.
I have purchased wireless routers (Linksys) in the US, and they work perfectly for me here.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 13.04.2011, 12:59
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Bring your own router, take the free one from the ISP here and chuck it into the cupboard, use the power adapter from the free router with your own router
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:12
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
Bring your own router, take the free one from the ISP here and chuck it into the cupboard, use the power adapter from the free router with your own router
And enjoy the smoke, if the there is a voltage, or 110/220 incompatibility.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:15
Mud's Avatar
Mud Mud is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Romandie
Posts: 2,551
Groaned at 26 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,004 Times in 1,827 Posts
Mud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
Bring your own router, take the free one from the ISP here and chuck it into the cupboard, use the power adapter from the free router with your own router
Quote:
View Post
And enjoy the smoke, if the there is a voltage, or 110/220 incompatibility.
DC voltage out and amp rating is clearly marked, as is polarity on the adapter and appliance. If the one you get doesn't match up, it's a good excuse to visit the local Salvation Army- the tiny one near me always has a basketful of small AC/DC adapters for pennies (a penny equals a franc in Switzerland ).
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Mud for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:16
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
And enjoy the smoke, if the there is a voltage, or 110/220 incompatibility.
Well, the OP said "little router" so that would imply strongly that the power supply is external, so where would the 110/230 incompatibility be?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:20
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
seamcd03 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

As someone said above. all the internet providers will give you a wireless router. I also got a phone when I signed up with Cablecom.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:21
tw44's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bern
Posts: 157
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 73 Posts
tw44 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

I have a Netgear router that I brought from the US and I use a transformer. I tried to buy a new powersupply from Netgear but they dont sell them without the router...

Also you might have to change the settings in the router from US to Europe so that you dont use any frequencies that you shouldnt be using.

Otherwise the interference police could show up at your door.

See this thread: Electromagnetic interference, who us?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:23
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
Also you might have to change the settings in the router from US to Europe so that you dont use any frequencies that you shouldnt be using.
Not so: in USA, you can use channels 1 - 11, in Switzerland channels 1 - 13
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:39
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
I have a Netgear router that I brought from the US and I use a transformer. I tried to buy a new powersupply from Netgear but they dont sell them without the router...

Also you might have to change the settings in the router from US to Europe so that you dont use any frequencies that you shouldnt be using.

Otherwise the interference police could show up at your door.

See this thread: Electromagnetic interference, who us?
Errr, that's a bit overkill. Netgear ship their units with global power supplies , input from 100-240V, I double checked this on all of my gear to confirm; 5 units, 3 from CH 2 from the UK, and their website too. It's a cost saving measure.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 13.04.2011, 13:58
tw44's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Bern
Posts: 157
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 115 Times in 73 Posts
tw44 has no particular reputation at present
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
Errr, that's a bit overkill. Netgear ship their units with global power supplies , input from 100-240V, I double checked this on all of my gear to confirm; 5 units, 3 from CH 2 from the UK, and their website too. It's a cost saving measure.
Maybe I am unlucky or Netgear changed this after I bought mine. (Its about 5 years old now) It's powersupply is only US voltage.

Thinking about upgrading to the new Cablecom power combo and then I would get a new router. (although I saw the thread about the security issues)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 13.04.2011, 14:28
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

5 years old means it's probably not an 'N' standard router, so wise to upgrade.
If, like me, you like Netgear kit, I recommend the WNDR 3700, if on a budget though, the Cablecom Thomson router is fine if you lock it down...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Upthehatters2008 for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 13.04.2011, 14:58
esto's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CHE
Posts: 1,361
Groaned at 76 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 3,225 Times in 1,406 Posts
esto has a reputation beyond reputeesto has a reputation beyond reputeesto has a reputation beyond reputeesto has a reputation beyond reputeesto has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

US allows higher output levels on wifi devices, so technically speaking, your wifi router will not be allowed because it can transmit over 100mw EIRP. Will anyone catch you on that? Probably not, since you are still within the "free-for-all" 2.4Ghz band. Your powerful US router will just be kicking the a$$es of little weak Swiss ones

Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank esto for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 13.04.2011, 15:04
Mud's Avatar
Mud Mud is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Romandie
Posts: 2,551
Groaned at 26 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 5,004 Times in 1,827 Posts
Mud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond reputeMud has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
US allows higher output levels on wifi devices, so technically speaking, your wifi router will not be allowed because it can transmit over 100mw EIRP. Will anyone catch you on that? Probably not, since you are still within the "free-for-all" 2.4Ghz band. Your powerful US router will just be kicking the a$$es of little weak Swiss ones
Awesome. I will order my next router from the U.S.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 13.04.2011, 15:32
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
Awesome. I will order my next router from the U.S.
May I suggest:

D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Gigabit Wireless Router


http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DIR-655...zg_bs_300189_2

Medialink - Wireless N Router - 802.11n - 150 Mbps - 2.4 Ghz - NEW Design w/ Internal Antenna


http://www.amazon.com/Medialink-Wire...zg_bs_300189_1
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 13.04.2011, 15:53
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Bringing a Wireless Router to CH

Quote:
View Post
May I suggest:

D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Gigabit Wireless Router


http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DIR-655...zg_bs_300189_2
Tho' possibly easier/cheaper/faster to buy it from Digitec.ch at 101chf, including delivery and with all taxes paid
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 13.04.2011, 15:57
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
Tho' possibly easier/cheaper/faster to buy it from Digitec.ch at 101chf, including delivery and with all taxes paid
That exchange rate is really kicking in now...
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 18:40.


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