...that i'm 18
Um... No (resets router to factory settings)
@Rookie Mistake, clever boy/girl.
@Rookie Mistake, kids generally don't know the account settings...
@Box of Cats, Don't underestimate their coniving ways, that is your first mistake.
@dicktater, I always knew
@Box of Cats, there's usually a button on the router itself.
@MidMid the Soundbyte, yes but once that is done you need to set it up to get internet
@dicktater, no matter how coniving still a good chance (especially if the parents are pulling this) that they don't know how to access the internet account and therefore can't set up a connection to it allowing access to the net
@Box of Cats, I've never had to do that. . . Just stuck a bobby pin in that sucker and connected.
@MidMid the Soundbyte, a reset resets (big surprise) a router to default settings and routers don't come default set up you can connect to the router but you SHOULDN'T have access to the internet (I've done alot of personal testing and troubleshooting with a few routers) though never used a router without a dsl built in
@Box of Cats, that or the kid/s are playing their parents. I played dumb to tons of stuff and got away with it as a kid simply because they THOUGHT I couldn't do something or figure it out.
@dicktater, yes but as someone who know just how easy it is to learn this stuff (GOOGLE) I would never tell them (also why would you ever tell them your username and password for your ISP?
@Box of Cats, A MODEM ROUTER that's it alwayse used a 2 in 1 never had a seperate modem and router
@Box of Cats, perhaps that's it, then. I don't know. All I know is that I pushed a reset button and it everything worked and I had access to the internet. -shrugs- Like, I don't know what to say, I did it fairly often, so maybe I'm just magic. ._. I feel weird knowing nothing about routers, but am nearly fluent in PHP. Where are my priorities??
@MidMid the Soundbyte, umm, there would be a modem nearby, a smaller box with a cable in to it and out into the router
@Box of Cats, uh. Yes.
@MidMid the Soundbyte, sounds like that might be it not much point of having seperate ones over the past, maybe, 5-6 years
@Box of Cats, Well, besides not having to set everything up after resetting apparently. xD
@MidMid the Soundbyte, well yeah but generally the faults lie in the modem part on top of resetting not exactly being a common issue
@Box of Cats, Resetting a router is all you need to do in order bypass the changed password. If you reset the modem, which is installed by cable companies, THEN you would need ISP passwords and information. So you are both right. And Box o Cats, if someone says router they mean separate wifi box. Modems are different pieces of tech, often without a wireless connection point (people pay extra for
modem's with wireless). That's where your confusion came from, I assume.
@TheCruzanator, as I explained I have ALWAYS no exception had a modem router where you have to set it up yourself and there is NO seperate box (AND also how literally everyone I know has theirs set up, I live in Australia so it could be diferent here) therefore I have no experience with using a seperat modem and router
@Box of Cats, That's ... why I explained. M8
@TheCruzanator, you "expained" it in a way that made it sound like you assumed I had no idea about how ISPs and routers actually workd and it also seemed like you thought that a modem router didn't exist
@Box of Cats, Since your are in an antagonistic mood I'll end this conversation by pointing out that you are wrong. I clearly state in the parenthesis that modem-router combos exist, just that in the U.S (bonus knowledge for you) people have to pay extra for that. Also I took the time to read your replies and could tell you know about internet tech, while you also made it clear you were unaware of the semantic difference. Lastly, I made the explanation thorough so others who are reading this can also learn something new. You should take the time to read and understand other's comments if you want to avoid displaying hypocrisy. But that isn't verifiable fact. Good day m8.
@TheCruzanator, okay I don't know where I did a thing I said was a thing you shouldn't ("hypocrisy") and I just don't like it when people seem to think I don't know things I do. I wasn't being "antagonistic" (could you even be on a higher horse?) I was simply offended by the premise (anyone can use big words they just make text unnecessarily elongated) that someone was talking to me like some kind of idiot
@Rookie Mistake, it would still be locked, factory settings or not
@Rookie Mistake, my mother once put the router in the safe along with my iphone, and I learned that my mother was not to be messed with
That's a long password
This is actually brilliant.
@Split personality, *cruel
@Split personality, it's like WoW but in real life!
*buys own router*
@EatMyAss, *still has no internet* (if the parents are doing this no chance you have the account details)
Walk down your street till you find an unlocked wifi then set up a tent and live there.
The mother from hell
While this is a good idea. You'd have to reset the password every single day which would suck
This is how you parent
I control the WiFi in the house
Ah. Welp, my current provider is a 2-in-1. Kind of sad though because now I have a limit. Like... Why would you put a cap on internet usage? It's... It's not like there's a shortage... I dislike Texas for this reason. Where else do they have internet caps?
How about getting laid for doing all that