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Topic # 31656 25-Mar-2009 18:37
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Telecom says that the 2wire routers they are supplying 'are locked to Telecom's network, and settings' and will not work with any other ISP in New Zealand.

Changing the username/password will 'not help' as they are 'specially configured' for only Telecom's broadband network.

True? Hacks?

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Reply # 203313 25-Mar-2009 18:50
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From memory, you might be able to use them on Orcon LLU connection where you don't need an username and password. You might have any issues changing the user to a non telecom domain.




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  Reply # 203635 26-Mar-2009 22:55
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Cant you flash them with a standard manufacturer image?


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  Reply # 203639 26-Mar-2009 23:07
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I believe this is true.  It appears that the username realm of the modem has been locked to @xtra.co.nz or similar.


So unless your ISP ignores the realm in the AAA server, I believe you're out of luck using it with another ISP.


 





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  Reply # 203651 27-Mar-2009 04:54
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i wonder if it would be as simple as saving the config to your hdd and editing it and then reload/restoring the config

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  Reply # 203689 27-Mar-2009 10:07
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Anyone had any luck getting their TCNZ supplied one to work with another ISP yet?

I assume the only way you can get it done is by changing firmware if possible.

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  Reply # 203719 27-Mar-2009 13:35
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Yes, it’s true, the firmware is hard coded to only accept PPP usernames that include the Telecom realms (xtra.co.nz, xtrabb.co.nz etc).

I am unaware of any way to hack the firmware as only signed releases can be loaded onto the 2wire routers.

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  Reply # 203737 27-Mar-2009 15:12
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Just to confirm...What Brand/model is this?



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  Reply # 203740 27-Mar-2009 15:27
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2Wire 2701HGV-W wireless router

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  Reply # 204273 30-Mar-2009 18:39
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I'd love to return it's sealed box and wipe the contract (Still receive the service however) or sell it off but of course, it's locked limiting it's possibilties.

I saw some codes for these in the form of "5225-2374-WG62-22AS= -BJ7P" do they do anything?

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  Reply # 204347 31-Mar-2009 07:32
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On just about a daily basis I get asked should I take the contract with a modem or get my own, I always recommend folk supply their own, several have been bullied into taking the contract and modem with a "well we dont support other brand modems" line, well thats how uninformed joe blogs hears it when they ringup Telecom CSR. The modems supplied by Telecom are nothing special, for a modest sum you can purchase as good if not better modems and give yourself contract flexibility.

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  Reply # 204583 31-Mar-2009 23:47
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I had no choice in the matter, I had to take the contract and the "free" modem. I'm very happy with my old but rock-stable router and hence have never opened the seal on the "2wire" even though I presume it's a good unit.

Gone are the days when suppling own hardware meant you could join a provider without a term often, it was cheaper to join no-term during the gold Vodafone days)  .       I loathe contracts.

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