Can I use BT wireless router with another ISP?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
Currently got BT wirelss, can I use the same router if I change to another ISP?

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  • espressoespresso Forumite
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    D4WNO wrote:
    Currently got BT wirelss, can I use the same router if I change to another ISP?

    It depends! If your router was supplied by BT, it is likely that it is locked so that it will only work with BT as your ISP. However BT routers are sold in various stores and these will work with all ISP's.
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  • 1mmaker1mmaker Forumite
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    It depends which one you have been given,

    You can always Flash the router but need to know what your doing.

    Most of the ones supplied with the packages from bt will be locked and only allow you to use a specific username>

    Although the 2wire models that are supplied for business customers can turn this option off if you go into the managment consol.
    Not avaliable on the new 2700HGV though as it uses the new inteligent log on system.

    Which one do you have?
  • D4WNOD4WNO Forumite
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    Thanks guys, it looks like I'll need a new one as I have a BT Voyager 2091 (staright from BT themselves)

    Thanks for the advice guys, its as I suspected but wasnt to make sure :)
  • BrowntoaBrowntoa Forumite, Board Guide
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    got the feeling the 2091 can be "unlocked" for all isp's

    article here

    http://corz.org/comms/hardware/router/other.bt.voyager.routers.php
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  • D4WNOD4WNO Forumite
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    Ooooooooh very interesting, thanks Browntoa! :D
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