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Using a UK router in the US

by seatroutfly / October 19, 2014 10:47 PM PDT

Does anyone know; would it be possible for me to use a UK wireless router hub in the Bahamas, where the phone and power supplies are to US standards? I was thinking of using my Virgin Super hub, as apparently Virgin don't need it sent back to them after termination of my contract.
I am aware that I will need a power adapter, plug adapter and probably a phone socket adapter(?).

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Re: router
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 19, 2014 10:58 PM PDT

Since a router doesn't need a phone, it's not a router. Most likely it's a modem-router combination. And I assume that it's an ADSL-modem, not a cable or satellite modem. That makes it doubtful, because it might have Virgin-specific settings, like your user code or the fixed IP-address they gave you to identify you.
Or maybe your Bahama ISP only allows his own modems or doesn't give the right instructions about configuring this one or Virgin blocked configuring outside their own standards.


Kees

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virgin router
by seatroutfly / October 19, 2014 11:14 PM PDT
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Hi Kees
Many thanks. You're quite right, I was getting things muddled up... it doesn't have the phone sockets. It is indeed a combined modem & router for cable. Do you think it might work?

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Re: cable modem
by Kees_B Forum moderator / October 19, 2014 11:20 PM PDT
In reply to: virgin router

Seems unlikely to me. Better ask your Bahama cable company.

Kees

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(NT) Nod. That is a question for the new ISP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2014 1:24 AM PDT

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