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dmonkey
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Tldr: no router, almost not work.

Ok I recently moved into a new house, and I signed a contract for an Internet line.

Problem is that the router has been sent at the ISP shop, where I was supposed to get it personally. But guess what? Covid emergency happened two days after, and the shop closed.

So, after spending two days calling customer service of both ISP and Postal office without being able to speak to anybody, I received a Sms saying that the pack was not delivered because the receiver was closed.

After some more unsuccessful calls to the same two entities I managed to find the actual shop's phone number, that was actually thw owner's house (he's working from home). I spoke to him, told the problem, and he changed the router destination to my house.

Today I checked the package status on the postal website and I saw that it seems that they tried every day, at 7:02 am, to deliver the bloody package again at the shop! I truly hope this was a bug on their tracking system. It's weird that the hours were always 7:02am, because the package delivery office opens at 8:30 am, so again I'm praying any existent and non-existent god that that's just a bug. I'm kinda tired of being stuck with my phone hotspot with limited GB and with ISP public routers with about 5Mbps.

I wish I had @netikras skills with router building.

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  • 0
    Can't you use any random router?
  • 0
    @netikras

    I'm in Italy, and any shop besides grocieries is closed. Plus it doesn't worth buying online because postal office and couriers are focused on shipping first need goods...
  • 0
    @dmonkey if you can use any router then you are not limited by your ISP. Meaning you can simply hook that rj45 directly into your computer. Am I wrong?
  • 0
    @netikras Actually I had no idea. After reading your comment I tried, but nope... Probably limited.
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