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    O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Just a simple one really. I'm in the process of changing to O2 from BT and have been looking at the setup guide for O2 on their website.

    Can anyone confirm that you need to be connected via LAN for the inital setup? Is the rubbish on the setup CD needed or can I just plug it in and set it up wirelessly?

    My computer isnt anywhere near a phone line and its gonna be a major pain if I have to set this up via LAN! I've never known a router need to be connected via LAN for inital setup.

    Read the second and third paragraph here:
    How to set up O2 Home Broadband

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    You shouldn't be - I think they suggest LAN to rule out any initial wifi setup issues.

    O2 is Be, and looking at the site there's a picture of the same BeBox router, there's a sticker under my BeBox with the WEP/WPA key printed.

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    You don't have to be connected to the phone line to set it up - just a network cable is fine. Just set up the WLAN (with WPA -- WEP is dead) and set up the DSL side of things via wifi later on.

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Well, my router arrived late yesterday and you dont need to be connected via LAN. Its just makes things alot easier for people who dont know what theyre doing.

    I plugged it in and connected wireless as you normally would. Just waiting for my line to be activated now!

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    i have setup a few on O2 and it is easier to use the CD provided, you can obviously do it without, but the CD lets you do everything at once, its not bad and it doesnt put load of other crap on your machine.

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve A View Post
    i have setup a few on O2 and it is easier to use the CD provided, you can obviously do it without, but the CD lets you do everything at once, its not bad and it doesnt put load of other crap on your machine.
    How do you mean? Surely theres nothing to setup now Ive typed in the WEP key and connected to the router. Unless you mean I need to use the CD to activate the router in some way? Although I cant imagine thats the case.

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    You don't need the CD at all.

    I set up my router manually and it has worked fine

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Well, O2 have done the quickest broadband setup I've ever experienced. I called them Monday afternoon (bank holiday), the rotuer arrived Wednesday, I turned on the router this morning and is connected!

    So, thats pretty much 3 workings days for router delivery and connection.....

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    How is the service so far?

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Speeds are excellent and disconnects not noticeable so far (2 months)

    DNS is slow but you can use other DNS servers such as Open DNS or the ones provided by the unofficial 02/BE forum (I use the latter)

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    Speeds are excellent and disconnects not noticeable so far (2 months)

    DNS is slow but you can use other DNS servers such as Open DNS or the ones provided by the unofficial 02/BE forum (I use the latter)
    Got a link ot those DNS server details?

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw View Post
    How is the service so far?

    I'm this close <holds fingers really close together> to moving to o2 but want some feedback from "normal" people frst
    Well, its been flawless. Excellent speeds, including a very good upload, customer service is free, Uk based and 24/7 - they answer within 1 ring everytime. Cannot pick one single fault with them so far. Very highly recommended.

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Got a link ot those DNS server details?
    https://www.opendns.com/start
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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    Thanks. Although I should have been more specific; I meant the ones he said were on the unofficial forums.

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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    DNS Servers for Be & O2 users - The ADSL2+ User Forum

    these i presume, haven't used them though
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    Re: O2 Broadband Users - Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    DNS Servers for Be & O2 users - The ADSL2+ User Forum

    these i presume, haven't used them though
    Yep those are the ones. I'm using them and no problems so far. And no re-directs more importantly.

    And don't forget to run ipconfig /flushdns at the command prompt after changing the DNS servers else the old ones will still be effective

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