Who did not get a password from the ISP?

Mirko Boehm mirko at fsfe.org
Fri Jun 21 08:08:59 UTC 2013

On Jun 21, 2013, at 10:02 , Matthias Kirschner <mk at fsfe.org> wrote:

> I am looking for examples from people who did not get a password from
> their ISP for the internet access, or for the VoiP account. Background:
> at the moment in Germany at least some providers start to bundle routers
> with the internet contract. They do not hand out the username and
> password to set up your own router any more. Their argumentation is to
> save support costs. 
> So first the question: Have you or someone you know experienced this
> problem? If so, which provider and which contract option? 

Friends of mine have this problem. The provider is Alice,with a standard DSL contract. It seems to the standard behaviour for this provider. I tried to set up a wireless router for them and failed. Alice actually charges extra (!) for allowing custom installations. 

Mirko Boehm | mirko at kde.org | KDE e.V.
FSFE Fellow, FSFE Team Germany
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