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Master Geek

# 36509 26-Jun-2009 13:17
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Hi fellows, I have this DSE router:

Leaving the country, going back to Europe for a few months, not sure what I`ll do after that. Anyway, just wondering if I can take this router home with me and use it there. I understand there are some country - and phone provider specific settings that need to be configured. Is that a major job or easy?

What are your experiences? Thanks

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Master Geek

  # 230343 2-Jul-2009 16:43
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I did it the other way round. Brought a router from the UK. Only had to get an adaptor for the power supply, and then had to change my country settings in the router. Didn't change anything else. The only other thing you will have to consider is the phone plug type, which is different in some countries. See the following:

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  # 230408 2-Jul-2009 20:19
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Thanks for the info. These telephone plugs are only referring to the wall plug, but not the connection on the router itself I assume? In that case I just need to get a suitable cable in Europe. And also, these country settings in the router, what do they include? Would it be fairly obvious?

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  # 230512 2-Jul-2009 23:06
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the county setting would just be a change with your VPI/VCI settings and perhaps you'll need to use PPPoE instead of PPPoA too, that should be all.

You might be able to get away with the same cables, my limited googling showed they use the same plugs.

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  # 230558 3-Jul-2009 08:01
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my limited googling showed they use the same plugs.

Our standard phone plug is called a BT plug, oddly enough BT stands for British Telecom, not Beer Time. :), regardless the modem has a RJ11 line socket on it, as do all ADSL modems sold in the UK (and every other country on the planet).

As for your XH9949, this is infact a rebadged TP-Link, the firmware has been customised for DSE however has all the flexibility to work with any ADSL network anywhere, as insane says you will need to find the PVC VPI/VCI settings of your new ISP in the UK and determine if PPPoE or other they use, most ISPs will quickly sort that for you.


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Master Geek

  # 230855 3-Jul-2009 20:42
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Good stuff, thanks fellows. I'm actually going to Hungary, so I may need to replace the cable from the wall plug to the router, but no big deal, and I'll ask my new ISP for those settings.

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  # 230998 4-Jul-2009 14:20
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Don't forget that the device may need the local equivalent of a Telepermit sticker to be allowed to be connected to a phone line. Not a clue how strict they are on those sorts of things in Hungary.


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