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CHRISINODENTINO
Contributor 1

TP Link Router with NowTv?

Hi,

The router that comes with NowTv as standard is not very good.

Can I use my own router and if so how easy is it to set up? What password, pin etc do I need to put in?

Thanks

Chris
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NOW TV Team Niamh-D
NOW TV Team

Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?


@CHRISINODENTINO wrote:
Hi,

The router that comes with NowTv as standard is not very good.

Can I use my own router and if so how easy is it to set up? What password, pin etc do I need to put in?

Thanks

Chris

@CHRISINODENTINO Welcome to the Forum 🙂

 

Yes you can use your own router but we are unable to help set these up as they are a third party equipment.

 

Thanks Niamh

NOWTV Team 😉

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CHRISINODENTINO
Contributor 1

Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?

I find this a little ridiculous to be honest.

I might cancel based on your response. Do you not have any technical
support at all???

Bad customer service and quite shoddy to be honest.

I guess I'll have to work it out myself!

Chris
Andy Legend 5
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Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?

@CHRISINODENTINO I don't think you'd easily be able to get the router to replace your NOW TV Hub as they don't use the more common PPPoE for authentication, what you'd probably have to do is look at connecting the router to your Hub via bridge mode or something similar and using the router as a dumb WAP device (which I'm guessing is why you want to replace the Hub).

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Wlat
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Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?


@Andywrote:

I don't think you'd easily be able to get the router to replace your NOW TV Hub as they don't use the more common PPPoE for authentication, what you'd probably have to do is look at connecting the router to your Hub via bridge mode or something similar and using the router as a dumb WAP device (which I'm guessing is why you want to replace the Hub).


This is correct, and it is the reason that I will never subscribe to either Now TV Broadband or Sky Broadband.  I do not think it is unreasonable for me to want to use a router of my choice, and not be tied to the router provided by the ISP.

 

Wlat

 

CHRISINODENTINO
Contributor 1

Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?

Well finally got my TP link router working with nowtv. Took 2 mins to set up thanks to some useful info on other sites. Working very nicely. 

 

If anyone wants to know how to use another router then pm me. 

chris-c
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Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?

Which TP link router did you use? I have an Archer C7 (AC1750).

 

Do you still have to use the NowTV modem? Or can you just use the router by itself?

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schnapps Legend 4
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Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?

Hi @chris-c

 

Why don't you PM @CHRISINODENTINO asking them for their advice on how they set up the TP Link Router ?

 

You can send them a PM by clicking on the email symbol top right of your screen next to your profile :smileyhappy

 

Obviously the NowTV Broadband Team will not be able to offer any trouble shooting help when using a third party router (see NowTV comments above on this thread). 

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numptysnowtv
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Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?

Why doesn't nowtv just let us have the settings.
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numptysnowtv
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Re: TP Link Router with NowTv?

to get settings try this here