Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > TV/internet/telephone  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07.05.2012, 23:55
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Nyon
Posts: 14
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
KPA87 has no particular reputation at present
Will my netgear router work?

Hi there,

This could be a daft question. We move into our (brand new) rental accommodation in a couple of weeks' time and have to say what our phone/TV/internet preferences are. I've read the Swisscom v Cablecom thread and am still undecided but have a questions anyway.

Cabled internet on Swisscom is 125CHF with an additional 149CHF for a wireless router. I have a few netgear routers coming over on my removal wagon, will these be OK or will I need to buy one from Swisscom (maybe better if it breaks down)?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08.05.2012, 11:13
jeroen's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Zurich to Ticino
Posts: 254
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 188 Times in 101 Posts
jeroen is considered knowledgeablejeroen is considered knowledgeablejeroen is considered knowledgeable
Re: Will my netgear router work?

Quote:
View Post
Cabled internet on Swisscom is 125CHF with an additional 149CHF for a wireless router. I have a few netgear routers coming over on my removal wagon, will these be OK or will I need to buy one from Swisscom (maybe better if it breaks down)?
This "wireless router" is actually a VDSL modem, next to that it likely can do wireless too (and NAT it, which is not totally routing but that is what most people call it).

As such, unless your netgear boxes also have a VDSL port, you will need it.

The modems that Swisscom delivers are pretty customizeable and one can even put most of them in so called 'bridge' mode and disable wireless if wanted so that you can hook up any equipment directly to the VDSL and use that as your NAT box instead.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08.05.2012, 11:21
Itzoe's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Vaud
Posts: 307
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 103 Times in 68 Posts
Itzoe has earned some respectItzoe has earned some respect
Re: Will my netgear router work?

We had the same situation, ended up using the swisscom box as a bridge and using our own netgear boxes for the rest.

One point we noticed that swisscom would quite often connect to our router and change the settings - enabling DHCP was one of the more annoying things they did
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08.05.2012, 13:37
temiatwork's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Geneva
Posts: 416
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 156 Times in 108 Posts
temiatwork is considered knowledgeabletemiatwork is considered knowledgeabletemiatwork is considered knowledgeable
Re: Will my netgear router work?

same here but with only the centro picolo so bridge setting is not available but ip forwarding is. From time to time you need to on/off your wifi access point to make it work again.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08.05.2012, 14:06
jeroen's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Zurich to Ticino
Posts: 254
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 188 Times in 101 Posts
jeroen is considered knowledgeablejeroen is considered knowledgeablejeroen is considered knowledgeable
Re: Will my netgear router work?

Quote:
View Post
We had the same situation, ended up using the swisscom box as a bridge and using our own netgear boxes for the rest.

One point we noticed that swisscom would quite often connect to our router and change the settings - enabling DHCP was one of the more annoying things they did
You can disable the TR-69 option in the settings and for most models that Swisscom give out the wifi settings are done through their website.
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



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:33.


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