by 1oldgit Contributor
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Router login

I have my own router rather than one from orange. 

My freeserve address is needed to log in to my internet connection.

Will I have to change this address because of the orange closure?

I have already set up and am using a new email account.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Router login

No, your BB Username is not affected by the email closure. Altho' it resembles your Freeserve email addy, it is just a unique string of chars that IDs you to the EE servers.

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To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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by Grand Master
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Re: Router login

No, your BB Username is not affected by the email closure. Altho' it resembles your Freeserve email addy, it is just a unique string of chars that IDs you to the EE servers.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
by 1oldgit Contributor
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Re: Router login

Thanks XRaySpex.

by Grand Master
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Re: Router login

You're welcome :)! Glad I could be of assistance.

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If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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by 1oldgit Contributor
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Re: Router login

I've been having second thoughts on this.Perhaps I didn't give enough info?

I have an old Netgear DG834G router.When I want to check settings etc. initially the server asks for my username and password-no problem with this.Then Under Basic Settings I see:

Login:  me.freeserve.co.uk@fs

Orange Password: ************

which is the part I am asking about.

This is not the same as the string of characters I have to give others to access my router and which appears under Security Encryption.

Just trying to make sure I'm not left high & dry on 31st May!

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Router login


@1oldgit wrote:

This is not the same as the string of characters I have to give others to access my router and which appears under Security Encryption.


Yes, it isn't same. The latter are the WiFi creds, SSID + pwd. These are completely independent of the BB login & your email addy and cannot be affected by the email closure on 31 May.

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If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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EE Community Support Team

Re: Router login

Hi @1oldgit

 

This sounds like you are describing your WiFi password, which wont change, so do not worry.

 

Cheers

 

Richard

 

🙂

 

by 1oldgit Contributor
Contributor

Re: Router login

Thanks once again XRaySpex for sharing your technical knowledge.I apologise for including any irrelevant info.

by 1oldgit Contributor
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Re: Router login

Thank you Richard.

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EE Community Support Team

Re: Router login

My pleasure @1oldgit

 

Always here to help if we can.

 

Richard

 

🙂

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Router login

It's OK. I misread your post at 1st. I thought you were using the DG834G just for checking the settings rather than as your main router.

 

You should phone EE for a Brightbox. It's a bit faster than the DG834G but you can't tweak the NM if that's what you are doing.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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