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    hello,in a few days i will have a bt home hub and 8mb bt broadband up from my current 2mb broadband from bt.
    my current router is a bt voyager 2091 which can handle 8mb broadband. if i install the bt home hub it will install all the yahoo crap e.g. toolbar and a bt yahoo browser that i would want to uninstall. but i think i might have to use the home hub to have the free evening and weekend phone calls.
    also i would have to setup my nintendo wii again for wiiconnect24.
    does any one know if i can install the rotuer via ethernet or usb without installing all the crappy yahoo software?
    how much do wireless adaptors cost?
    its already setup for wireless so i guess i could just use a wireless adaptor instead so i dont have to install the crap but i still want to know if i can round installing the crap but still installing the hub via usb or ethernet
    Last edited by lodore; 16-02-2007 at 08:40 PM.

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    Hi there , well my bt hub has been lying around here for a couple of months, never got round to taking it out of the box yet so I am not in a very good position to answer your question at the moment. I am having tremendous trouble with the yahoo stuff at the moment , it keeps saying that it has encounter a problem and promptly throws me of Hexus --back to main windows screen . Sometimes the machine shuts down and restarts. Don't know if it is a problem with the machine or yahoo software at the moment.

    I would think that to use the bt hub for your free phone calls that you would need to have the softphone software loaded. It would be advisable to load yahoo for a start till you get the thing set-up, then I think that you could use alternate stuff.

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    Ofcourse you can - no need to install anything on the PC! Plug the HH into your PC, and navigate to the address: "192.168.1.254" to get to the HH web interface, and you can setup whatever you need from there
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    that way i would have to plug it in via Ethernet wouldn't I?
    lets hope my ethernet is better this time last time the itnernet kept cutting out and i switched to usb
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    Yeah, you would need to connect via Ethernet to get that, USB would need drivers to install the device.
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    i found a better way
    http://static.btopenworld.com/broadb...B_instrucs.txt
    i can download just download the usb drivers from that link unzip them somewhere and tell windows where they are and it installs without any crap installed!
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    Indeed, that would get you going with USB.

    I wouldn't advocate using USB for networking though, Ethernet was a standard developed for networking, USB isn't a dedicated network standard - any particular reason you want to use USB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    that way i would have to plug it in via Ethernet wouldn't I?
    lets hope my ethernet is better this time last time the itnernet kept cutting out and i switched to usb
    lodore
    You would definitely be best finding out what was causing those network problems. I try and stay away from anything USB if possible, it's a horrible interface and driver model.

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    i am currently using usb atm and its working fine. the thing is ethernet used to cut out at least on this router and wouldn't load some pages. but with a new router i can always try it again.
    should i try Ethernet first and if it cuts out alot then use usb?
    im trying to see if there are any driver updates for my nvidia nforce network controller for the Ethernet port on my mobo.
    seems ive got the latest driver for it already.
    lodore
    Last edited by lodore; 17-02-2007 at 09:36 PM.

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    I would say go with Ethernet, if theres an issue then we shall collectivley try and solve it, its..just..better..
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    fair enough=D

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