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Netopia Wireless Hub/ADSL Routers for €24.99 in PCWorld

  • 08-11-2006 7:43pm
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    Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    they are in an eircom branded box but will work with any DSL provider (apart from magnet and smart) if you simply change the username and password in the expert>connection tab to whatever you want . they could work with smart if more settings were changed

    its a netopia 2247 , good piece of kit for €24.99, if asked for a phone number give them an 01701xxxx number


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  • Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭ the-ging


    Hey Sponge_Bob
    Which PC world did you see these in? Going to have a look later and see if I can pick one up.

    Are they only ment to be be sold to people with Eircom BB?

    Thanks
    The_Ging


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    every PC World actually . I have bought 5 so far and have them working on Digiweb and BT to name but a few :p

    All the settings are perfect bar the username and password which can be changed in a jiffy if you fire up a browser and hook it to http://192.168.1.254/ and then follow these simple instructions here (do not use the feckin CD that comes with it, junk it )

    Xtravision or one of the electrical chains like Comet or DID may also have this eircom bb in a box package at that price, ring and check.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭ Redrocket


    was wondering where the nearest pc world was,
    ill check out my local xtra vision, cheers!
    anyone know of cheap wireless usb dongles/pci cards?


  • Registered Users Posts: 479 ✭✭ walshki


    Excuse my ignorance but will this work with Irish Broadband wireless? I'd like to think it doesn't matter because ultimately it comes in via a cat5 cable which can be connected into the router but I'd like to be sure. Anyway, great deal - I've been looking for one.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    walshki wrote:
    Excuse my ignorance but will this work with Irish Broadband wireless? I'd like to think it doesn't matter because ultimately it comes in via a cat5 cable which can be connected into the router but I'd like to be sure. Anyway, great deal - I've been looking for one.

    It _could_ if you persuaded it that the hinternet was not out thru the ADSL port but on the hub (it is a 4 port hub and wireless hub)

    You would have to disable the internet (the WAN interface) completely I would wager but maybe not . Have not tried that one but I will if they install a freebie for me :D for testing purposes .

    you could always hard code an ip address like 192.168.100.1 on the ADSL interface to keep it quiet if you could not actually disable it.

    By the same logic if it worked with IBB it would work with Metro too.

    You will also need to make sure the DHCP server bit of the Netopia ( in the expert config somewhere) did not START assigning IP addresses with 192.168.1.1 as it does now , changing the start of the DHCP range from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.100 will stop that . Do this before it 'conflicts' with the IBB box whose Gateway I will wager is 192.168.1.1

    By the same logic you should turn off the DHCP server on the IBB box to 192.168.1.99 so that no address can be assigned twice or other confuzzlement or else turn off the Netopia DHCP but then what happens to the wireless clients ??

    HMMM


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  • Registered Users Posts: 230 ✭✭ mcdonnst


    sorry, so dose this work with digiweb metro?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    learn to read first :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭ dubmick


    If this is the Netopia 2247NWG-VGx version,

    It is $142 on the Netopia site so its quite a bargain

    Might buy this and dump my rubbish zyxel bt modem.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    actually its called a 2247NWG-EIR and has eircom embossed on top where netopia should be :P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,477 Kipperhell


    Sponge Bob wrote:
    they are in an eircom branded box but will work with any DSL provider (apart from magnet and smart) if you simply change the username and password in the expert>connection tab to whatever you want . they could work with smart if more settings were changed

    its a netopia 2247 , good piece of kit for €24.99, if asked for a phone number give them an 01701xxxx number

    Are you saying this can't work with Smart for sure or not? I don't see why it wouldn't but I don't know enough to be certain


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    it will work with Smart but you will need to change more settings than username and password . It will not work with Magnet , at all I'd say.

    Check these

    http://support.smarttelecom.ie/bbsettings.htm

    DSL Modem
    Connection Protocol: PPPOE
    Modulation Type: G.DMT(G992.1/3/5)
    Multiplexing: LLC
    VPI: 8
    VCI: 35
    Security Protocol: PAP
    Username: Detailed in your welcome letter
    Password: Detailed in your welcome letter
    Wan IP: Automatically Assigned
    Default Gateway: Automatically Assigned

    and ask if anyone did it so far here

    http://support.smarttelecom.ie/forums/


  • Registered Users Posts: 230 ✭✭ mcdonnst


    can anyone else confirm this will work on metro.
    Im not interested in stupid answers


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,630 ✭✭✭ Oracle


    Interesting idea, and a nice little bargain if it works with other providers and there's no reason it shouldn't. It's on the PC World web site, (If ordering from this site there's a €15 delivery charge): http://www.pcworld.ie/productDetails.aspx?productRID=1565&image=Modems

    Here's the product set up guide for Netopia Model 2247NWG-VGx, with manuals and firmware:http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/2247w.html this model is ADSL2+. If the 2247NWG-EIR is just a rebadged version of this model then it should support Smart and Magnet.

    Photos: http://www.netopia.com/equipment/images/npp/photos/2247front.gif and http://www.netopia.com/equipment/images/npp/photos/2247back.gif
    Eircom set-up info (change as above): http://broadbandsupport.eircom.net/bbkblink.asp?case=8774


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭ Redrocket


    even if it does work on metro, if you dont understand the explanation above, how are you going to configure it to work on metro?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,060 darkmaster2


    I had to get a patch for the 3347 nwg to work on Smart.

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2054942802&referrerid=&highlight=smart+netopia

    Not sure if the 2247 will work with that patch or not, you may end up with a brick. ;)


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    mcdonnst wrote:
    Im not interested in stupid answers

    Stupid questions are your forté. Just pay someone who understands for the answers willya because you cannot even begin to understand what they mean .


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,028 ✭✭✭ kaizersoze


    Damn it. I could do with 4 (at least) of these. No PC World near me though:(


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    Have you thought of asking Santa :D


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 86,985 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    http://www.netopia.com//equipment/products/2200_models.html

    4 port switch with firewall

    is the wan port only ADSL - is there any way it could be used as a lite ethernet firewall ?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    4 pins only (3456) on the adsl port


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,348 ✭✭✭ Zapp Brannigan


    So i can buy this and I can avail of wireless interweb right? But will I also still be able to plug my pc into it through the ethernet cable?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,195 ✭✭✭ Redrocket


    you can use this to replace your existing adsl modem,
    this will give you 4 ports to use for ethernet, and wireless capailities


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,348 ✭✭✭ Zapp Brannigan


    stevenk wrote:
    you can use this to replace your existing adsl modem,
    this will give you 4 ports to use for ethernet, and wireless capailities
    Brilliant! I'll check it out tomorrow. Thanks for the help dude.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,001 fl4pj4ck


    why it doesnt work with magnet?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,348 ✭✭✭ Zapp Brannigan


    Just bought it there. Its working perfect for me.
    Thank you OP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,818 ✭✭✭ dubmick


    anyone know if this is available in the PC World in Airside?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,348 ✭✭✭ Zapp Brannigan


    dubmick wrote:
    anyone know if this is available in the PC World in Airside?
    It prolly is. You see, it's actually the Eircom BB package you're buying and the modem is free. Technically they're only supposed to sell it to potential Eircom customers, or at least that's what the sales dude told me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,694 ✭✭✭ Dingatron


    dubmick wrote:
    anyone know if this is available in the PC World in Airside?

    Yep was down there this morning at 10:30. Picked one up for €25. Seems to be a good few there.:D Wasn't asked for a pnone number or anything. Thanks Sponge Bob nice bargain!


  • Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭✭ KNO3


    Ok bought one of these yesterday in PC World Liffey valley after reading the thread here, took it home to set it up and started to browse Boards.ie to get the instructions on the link from Sponge bob, and then i discovered this thread in the broadband section

    http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055005102

    So maybe this ain't such a good deal afterall, it was a silver one i got, i presume they are all the newer model in the starter packs, not sure what to do now, may have to bring it back, ive had broadband for about 3 years and was only buying the starter package for the wireless modem, anyway just posting to let others know of the potiential problem with the modem.

    ps. not sure im linking the thread properly i may have to try and correct that in an edit.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 25,236 Sponge Bob


    last week of this offer I have been told (as I left with an armfull of them )


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