Question Can i plug my router into a phone line in another house?

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I have moved house and it's going to take two weeks till my internet goes live, but internet from past occupant (mother) is still live. Can I reconfigure my new modem to pick up internet still coming into the property, and how? The internet are both with the same provider.
 

borris618

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it should be no problem.
the easiest option would be to do a factory reset of the modem/router and just plug it in at your new place.
if you have not done any configuration in your modem/router it should even work as is.
 
Maybe if you are lucky. DSL type lines tend to be less restricted since the phone company must make a physical connection. Cable tv type connection are locked by the modem mac address.

It all depends I guess if the ISP uses any form of authentication. Some have userid/account numbers and passwords that are configured in the router.
 

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