Originally Posted by trist007
What's the EU network, why do they want to monitor and control it? How much does a dsl modem run? So if they give me a router and i replace it with a modem it should work fine? Doesn't the router have a unique MAC that is necessary? or do you just need an email/password to authenticate?
EU = end user, that would be you.
why do they want to monitor, simple so they can bill you more for it. i just helped a friend with this exact situation (the one you dad is facing) with Bellsouth.net selling a router as a modem, now her wifi router does not work. real simple to diagnose too. when she plugs directly into the "modem" she pulls a private 192.168.x.x IP address. that is IMPOSSIBLE unless her modem is really a router.
no, just replacing the router with a modem will not work. first off you need to know if the telco/ISP is running PPPoE or PPPoA, then after you know that and purchase the correct modem/router you will have to call your telco/isp and register the MAC address of YOUR modem/router with them before it will function properly. that is if they are even willing to support 3rd party hardware and many telcos/isps will not.
you need all 3. the MAC/user name/pass word in order to connect and the user/pw are only needed for PPPoE not PPPoA as that only requires the MAC address of the hardware.