ISP and more than PC

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Roaming Raven, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Hello tech-savvy people,

    I've a quesiton about the (hopeful) simplicty in creating a home
    network, perhaps in regard to my ISP.

    Right now, I access the net with a Well ADSL USB modem (model: well
    asu-8000). But I want my laptop to access the net by WiFi and I don't
    want to have to upgrade my service with my ISP. I'd rather not involve

    The basic question is, can I buy a better modem, plug it in and have
    no problems with my ISP? Will my ISP know that I have two computers
    accessing the net on the line they've rented me?

    More specifically, I want to get the ZyXEL P660HW 802.11g Wireless
    ADSL 2+ 4-port Gateway to replace the old modem. Will the ISP know
    that I have changed out the hardware that I own anyway?

    Thanks for your time. If the answer is a simple yes, I'll be buying
    the modem. If it's more complex, perhaps you can inform me or direct
    me to some resources where I can educate myself.

    Yankee expat teaching English in the Czech Republic
    Roaming Raven, Jan 13, 2008
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    Conor Guest

    Yes you can change the modem on ADSL and the ISP won't know. Just
    simply buy a new ADSL Modem Router, set it up and use the same username
    and password you do for your current method.
    Conor, Jan 13, 2008
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    Alex Fraser Guest

    They could probably work it out; the real question is would they care? The
    answer to that depends on the ISP's Terms & Conditions - for UK ISPs, the
    answer is generally "No".
    This is more easily detected, but again, would they care?

    Alex Fraser, Jan 13, 2008
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    Rob Morley Guest

    The OP appears to be posting from the Czech Republic.
    Rob Morley, Jan 13, 2008
  5. Thanks very much
    Roaming Raven, Jan 13, 2008
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    Alex Fraser Guest

    I figured that was the case, hence why I qualified the country :). Perhaps I
    should have added: I don't know what the case is elsewhere (although I guess
    it's likely to be similar).

    Alex Fraser, Jan 13, 2008
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    Jon Guest

    Yes, just buy a suitable modem/router/wireless access point combination
    Even if they do they won't care.
    They could tell, but they will not care.
    Jon, Jan 13, 2008
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