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Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
04-16-2011, 11:52 PM
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Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
Just wondering if anyone else was using an Orange Livebox as their router. It comes from the ISP and it seems pretty useless so far :-(

I've been having issues with the pch and the pc and I think they may be related. Also the iPad and the PC seem to be having issues talking too...

If anyone uses this router and can give me any tips or pointers for websites, it'd be much appreciated!!

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04-17-2011, 12:25 AM (This post was last modified: 04-17-2011 11:29 AM by Pernod.)
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RE: Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
My parents used this box in the past with Orange and were always having problems. The Livebox requires you to pair it with all connected devices. I don't see how you could ever connect a PCH to this device since you cannot enter the pairing code.

My advice is to dump the box and get a proper router.

Edit: The above applies if you are trying to connect wireless, if you are wired then there shouldn't be a problem.

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04-17-2011, 05:35 PM
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RE: Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
Thanks for the reply.... figured as much.

What would you suggest the best solution is.... complete new router and forgetting the livebox or just another router connected to the output of the livebox and a new wifi network?

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04-17-2011, 05:41 PM
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RE: Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
ne relie pas ton popcorn a ton réseau local en wifi mais par réseau RJ, ca sera plus rapide et plus fiable

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04-17-2011, 07:26 PM
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RE: Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
Hi CaiRve, thanks for the very quick reply! What do you mean by RJ? My French isn't so good, sorry!

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04-17-2011, 07:33 PM
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RE: Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
(04-17-2011 07:26 PM)laserblues2 Wrote:  Hi CaiRve, thanks for the very quick reply! What do you mean by RJ? My French isn't so good, sorry!

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I'm pretty sure he's saying a hard wired (RJ45) connection is better then wireless.

I don't see that as an option for you because you have wireless only devices that are not working correctly.

Should mention, this is in the English only section of the forums.

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04-17-2011, 07:35 PM
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RE: Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
RJ should be an abbreviation of RJ-45, i.e. "Registered Jack #45", aka a wired Ethernet connection.
https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/RJ45

As for routers, if you don't need fast wireless speeds, any older router capable of running Tomato/DD-WRT/OpenWRT (etc) firmware should be a nice and price-worthy alternative. Some Linksys models may be good candidates.

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04-17-2011, 07:41 PM
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RE: Anyone using an Orange Livebox for their router?
Ah ok, thanks!

I'll have a look into my options, unless I can disable the security aspects of my router that are causing issues. Any idea how I'd do this?

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