as you would have probably noticed I am soooo new to this forum…
anyway I have gained some useful info trough the various threads found here: this place is a great source of relevant information that, at least in my case, I found difficult to find anywhere else.
enough with the compliments!
I have just set-up a router Netgear wgr614 v6 to be used together with my home modem which is a Pirelli Gate used to access Italian adsl which I pay for by the minute/hour.
The question is: prior to using the wifi router I had to decide to access the net by typing username and password and clicking on the ‘connect’ button; nowadays, instead, it is the router that manages my username and password so that anytime the modem is on I got access to the net therefore paying for every second the modem is left on.
I have heard that in some cases the adsl provider (in my case it is Alice-Telecom) will keep seeing that I am using the net even though I have switched off the modem as I had no means to tell them I wanted to disconnect.
Could this be true? I fear it as per every day it would mean I have to pay 48 euros and the next phone bill will only come through in the next 6 weeks… and I cannot even add that much together!!!
Please if there is anybody that can be of any help, I would greatly appreciated.