• Can I sell the extra modem that I got from Optimum? Do they put some kind of lock on it to keep it from working with other customers?

    Best answer: If your ISP has sent you a new router then install it and use it as it should work better than your old one. They will likely not want the old one returned as it is old, out of date, and they will not be reissuing it to any of their other customers, to them it is scrap. In the cupboard under my kitchen sink I have... show more
    Best answer: If your ISP has sent you a new router then install it and use it as it should work better than your old one.
    They will likely not want the old one returned as it is old, out of date, and they will not be reissuing it to any of their other customers, to them it is scrap.
    In the cupboard under my kitchen sink I have my old original router and a brand new one still in its box.
    The two later ones will work on my fibre to the cab set up but the nine year old original struggles a bit.
    I keep the newer one in case the one that I am using now fails.
    I could sell the original one to someone who uses ADSL.
    Every device on the Internet has a MAC address burnt into its adapter card, this does not change, but only goes one "hop"
    https://askleo.com/whats_the_difference_between_a_mac_address_and_an_ip_address/
    So your ISP knows the old routers MAC address but is not at all bothered about it as they have given you a new one with a different MAC address..
    Sell it or keep it for a spare, regards, Bob UK.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How is Ethernet better than WiFi in this scenario?

    Video chat. Skype will use max 4mbps and I get 50mbps hard wired with Ethernet. Near the router, I ll get similar but slightly less speed via WiFi. So how does Ethernet win in this scenario? Obviously there must be benefits to Ethernet besides speed. But how specifically? Thanks
    Video chat. Skype will use max 4mbps and I get 50mbps hard wired with Ethernet. Near the router, I ll get similar but slightly less speed via WiFi. So how does Ethernet win in this scenario? Obviously there must be benefits to Ethernet besides speed. But how specifically? Thanks
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What the absolute **** is wrong with my wifi?!?!?

    I recently went from Telstra to Optus and I **** you not my wifi was spick and span perfect with Telstra, not a single problem. But Optus wifi only works for a short amount of time then completely stops and says the wifi password is incorrect which is a total sack of **** considering I’ve put it in a dozen times.... show more
    I recently went from Telstra to Optus and I **** you not my wifi was spick and span perfect with Telstra, not a single problem. But Optus wifi only works for a short amount of time then completely stops and says the wifi password is incorrect which is a total sack of **** considering I’ve put it in a dozen times. It just won’t ******* work and I want it to work the way Telstra did, 24/7 and perfect!
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • What can someone do with my IP adress?

    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Would my ISP know if I'm using a VPN and drop my signal speed?

    Best answer: Yes they could know if you were using a VPN if they had a reason to investigate that, but they are not much bothered about it otherwise. Your ISP would not slow your speed down within your monthly data limit if you have one, but they might ask for more money. VPNs do slow your speed down though for other reasons... show more
    Best answer: Yes they could know if you were using a VPN if they had a reason to investigate that, but they are not much bothered about it otherwise.
    Your ISP would not slow your speed down within your monthly data limit if you have one, but they might ask for more money.
    VPNs do slow your speed down though for other reasons such as using a longer route to get to a different server which increases your ping time etc / ect;
    https://www.cactusvpn.com/vpn/vpn-slow-d...
    Depends what you expect to gain from using a VPN I suppose, and that is not a lot really, regards, Bob UK.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do you change your IP address of your router?

    I search online and through Windows, I changed the IPv4 address but that was not I what I was looking for. The IP address of the router did not change. The IP addresses are the same for all my computers and laptops. So how do I change my IP address of my router or internet, not changing the computer's... show more
    I search online and through Windows, I changed the IPv4 address but that was not I what I was looking for. The IP address of the router did not change. The IP addresses are the same for all my computers and laptops. So how do I change my IP address of my router or internet, not changing the computer's IPv4? Is it even possible?
    14 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Best WiFi for large house/area?

    Best answer: The best way to cover a large area with Wifi is to use one of the modern MESH routers. Eero for example, has one base station and a default of TWO satellites. They use one frequency to talk to the satellite and another frequency to talk back to the base station. This is HUGE. Your current repeaters don't do... show more
    Best answer: The best way to cover a large area with Wifi is to use one of the modern MESH routers. Eero for example, has one base station and a default of TWO satellites. They use one frequency to talk to the satellite and another frequency to talk back to the base station. This is HUGE. Your current repeaters don't do that to they cut your speed in half. And if you do it a second time, your speed is cut in half again. By using different TX and RX frequencies, your speed us unchanged. These devices also have quite a bit of smarts built in. They will adjust how they do things to maximize performance. For example, they might change the frequency because the one they were using (you don't set this, it handles this itself) has become compromised for some reason.

    Another thing they have in common is also huge. They auto update their firmware. I can't emphasize enough how big this is. These type routers auto fixed the problems the FBI was trying to solve a month ago. Few of the stand alone routers do this. They never get updated.

    There are a number of mesh routers. Find one of the few knowledgeable people down at Best Buy and pick their brains. And yes, they do have some. Not many but they do have them. They are more interested in you getting the right solution as that makes for a happy customer and in the end, that matters more then today's instant profit.

    They cost around $300 but are worth it to not have the headaches.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is my Wi-Fi connected?

    9 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I am supposed to do some work on networks installation e.g lan,wifi etc.Can someone please assist me with necessary notes on this?

    Best answer: Don`t answer your own question, it is frowned upon. The subject you need to research for LAN systems on the customer side of the router is called "network topology" which you can Google, here is one such answer that will arrive if you do; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_topology Actually installing... show more
    Best answer: Don`t answer your own question, it is frowned upon.
    The subject you need to research for LAN systems on the customer side of the router is called "network topology" which you can Google, here is one such answer that will arrive if you do;
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_to...
    Actually installing it requires additional training and "hands on" experience;
    https://www.lanshack.com/cat5e-tutorial....
    Best of luck with your research, regards, Bob UK.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does xfinity wifi follow me?

    I travel a lot and need wifi sometimes. If i sign up for xfinity, can i just log in from most random places and get wifi on my phone or laptop from basically wherever without a router?
    I travel a lot and need wifi sometimes. If i sign up for xfinity, can i just log in from most random places and get wifi on my phone or laptop from basically wherever without a router?
    3 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do I need a new router?

    Best answer: Do you mean your WiFi is not working? If so, log on to the router via an Ethernet connection and check the wireless settings - network name, pass phrase, wireless channel, protocol and encryption mode. Check that the wireless is still enabled and that the SSID (network name is not hidden). Also check that MAC... show more
    Best answer: Do you mean your WiFi is not working? If so, log on to the router via an Ethernet connection and check the wireless settings - network name, pass phrase, wireless channel, protocol and encryption mode. Check that the wireless is still enabled and that the SSID (network name is not hidden). Also check that MAC address filtering has not been turned on. If somebody has changed any of these settings, then either you will have to make corresponding changes in your WiFi devices, or you will have to set them back to the proper settings.

    If the SSID has changed, you can set up a new WiFi profile on your devices. The old network name will no longer show on your devices.

    If the pass phrase has changed, devices will normally report this and ask for the correct pass phrase.

    If the channel has changed, it may now be on a channel that your device does not support. This is probably most common on 2.4 GHz if the router is using channels 12, 13 or 14. Devices in the USA only use channels 1 to 11 and sometimes are unable to see channels 12 to 14.

    If the protocol has been restricted say from 802.11b/g/n to 802.11n only, then devices relying on the other protocol will not work.

    If the encryption mode has changed, the device will normally ask for a pass phrase to be entered for the new mode.

    Obviously the wireless network may be disabled, and it needs to be enabled for wireless connection.

    If the SSID broadcast was enabled and has been disabled, then the device has to be set to connect even when the SSID is not broadcast. There is little point in disabling SSID broadcast as it has almost no effect on network security and can meaan that nearby networks may use the same wireless channel, which will interfere with your network, as they will not know your network is there but hidden.

    If MAC address filtering is on and your device is not permitted through the filter, then the network will not be available to you.

    I have seen one router (a BT Hub 4) that lost 2.4 GHz and required the router to be factory reset using the reset button. Other routers may have a similar issue.

    When asking a question like this one, it helps if you include all the symptoms and the make and model of device you are asking about. There are hundreds of different routers, and simply saying the lights are green is not very helpful.

    Finally, if you can connect to the router itself, but cannot reach the Internet then the wireless adapter in the router is working. Do WiFi connected devices get their proper addresses? Can you log on to the router's configuration settings over WiFi?

    Back to you for some diagnosis.

    I hope this helps.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Computer is not getting even have ot the tested internet speed?

    Old Dell computer on vista is displaying 30-60 mbps on speed test. Should be 200+ Technician changed the cables to cat5e. no change Bypassed router...no change. I have 100/1000 ethernet card Technician showed I was getting 245 mbps from the modem Bad ethernet card?
    Old Dell computer on vista is displaying 30-60 mbps on speed test. Should be 200+ Technician changed the cables to cat5e. no change Bypassed router...no change. I have 100/1000 ethernet card Technician showed I was getting 245 mbps from the modem Bad ethernet card?
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What's wrong with my WiFi?

    I have a router (Netgear C7000) & a modem provided by Spectrum. The internet works when I use the ethernet to connect it directly to my laptop from the modem but when I try to connect to the internet through my router, it doesn't work. I can connect to the network but the internet doesn't work. All... show more
    I have a router (Netgear C7000) & a modem provided by Spectrum. The internet works when I use the ethernet to connect it directly to my laptop from the modem but when I try to connect to the internet through my router, it doesn't work. I can connect to the network but the internet doesn't work. All lights are green. No blinking or anything. Please help.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What can i do to fix my computer?

    I have an HP computer and its updated to Windows 10. Its not connected to the internet, it somehw got erased. I dont remember how, I follow a tutorial and tried a broadband and dial up connection. I tried to put the ISP username and password and it wont let me proceed. I think i put it correclty. isnt the ISP... show more
    I have an HP computer and its updated to Windows 10. Its not connected to the internet, it somehw got erased. I dont remember how, I follow a tutorial and tried a broadband and dial up connection. I tried to put the ISP username and password and it wont let me proceed. I think i put it correclty. isnt the ISP username your internet name and the ISP password the wifis password? wells thats what I put, then its says the Wizard couldnt make the connection. Is there a way to fix this. I cant put enable the connection because the network folder is empty. Thanks.
    3 answers · 1 month ago