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    • busybee100
    • By busybee100 13th Mar 17, 1:27 PM
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    New ISP old password
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:27 PM
    New ISP old password 13th Mar 17 at 1:27 PM
    Hi
    I regularly change my ISP for the cashback/giftcard offers and mentioned previously it was a pain because I had to change the password each time on the printer etc. I was told (I think) to change it on the router instead. So I've changed it on the router but my phone still asked for a password to the new ISP and the printer is not responding so I guess I have to change it somewhere else.

    Apologies if I seem stupid. I'm trying to learn before I get too old

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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 13th Mar 17, 1:44 PM
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    You need to change the router SSID to the same as it was
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 13th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:57 PM
    As above ... all of the following need to be the same:

    1. Router Wifi name (SSID)
    2. Router WiFi password
    3. Router WiFi encryption type (not 100% sure about this one, but it seems logical)

    If your router from each ISP is configured the same for the above then your devices should automatically connect no matter which ISP (hence router) you are using.
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    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 13th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:23 PM
    I regularly change my ISP for the cashback/giftcard offers
    Originally posted by busybee100
    Nothing wrong with that - a great money saving trick (not a trick at all and slightly surprised the cashbacks are still so large...)

    ...and mentioned previously it was a pain because I had to change the password each time on the printer etc.
    Originally posted by busybee100
    3 options :-
    1. keep original router; change ISP logon username and password on the router. This way the wifi details stay the same.
    2. use new ISP's router; change wifi details on router to match the previous values
    3. use new ISP's router; change wifi details at all wireless computers/phones to match those printed on the new router.
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    • busybee100
    • By busybee100 13th Mar 17, 7:52 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:52 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:52 PM
    Thank you for all your replies. I changed the password back to the old one then the ssid, everything was fine but the printer. Then my friend called to print some bits so I ended up attaching it by USB. And when she'd gone I thought I may as well put everything back to the new id/password as I'd got the disc out anyway.
    What a trial.
    I'll try again next year

    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 14th Mar 17, 7:04 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 7:04 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 7:04 PM
    Stupid Vodafone router kept assigning my printer a different IP address every time it connected.

    Even when i set it to a fixed IP it would sometimes think it was a new device and assign another IP. A firmware update seems to have fixed it.
    My printer actually works when i switch it on now. No need to wait for it to connect and cross my fingers its the same IP.

    It must be psychic though, it only seemed to do it when i needed to be out the door in 2 minutes.
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