Need help to connect wireless - BSNL Teracom modem / CompUSA Router / Windows Vista (Urgent)

AurobindoSaha

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Feb 7, 2013
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Hello,

This is my last resort of finding some help to help me connect to internet.

ISP: BSNL

The gave me wired model Type 1 (TeraCom)

I already have CompUSA Wirelesss Broadband Router, which I am trying to use and make a wireless set up to connect the following devices
1. A Laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
2. A Laptop with Windows XP SP2
3. An Android 2.3 Mobile phone

I can directly connect the wire from modem to laptop and browse internet. But that is not a wireless network. But it proves that BSNL modem works. At this point BSNL technician washed off his hand.

I need your help to make this network Wireless by using the CompUSA wireless router.

I have done the following connection



1. The connection set up is as follows:
BSNL TeraCom Modem (LAN 1) ----- wired connection ----- COMPUSA Router (WAN)

2. I can connect to the wireless router by typing 192.168.2.1 in internet browser

Here are the details of wireless router settings
WAN>PPPoE
Use PPPoE Authentication
User Name : ************* (intentionally masking in this forum)
Password : ************* (intentionally masking in this forum)
Service Name : BSNL
MTU : 1492 (512 Advance Settings
Authentication Type : Auto
Fragment Threshold : 2346
RTS Threshold :2347
Beacon Interval : 100 ms
Data Rate : Auto
Preamble Type : Long
Broadcast ESSID : Enabled
IAPP : Enabled
802.11g Protection : Enable

Wireless>Security
Encryption : WPA Preshared Key
WPA Unicast Cipher Suite : WPA(TKIP)
Pre-shared Key Format : Passphrase
Pre-shared Key : *** (masked here)



3. My computer shows "Local Only" connection (tcpip /config all pasted below)

4. Wireless Network Connection Properties has been set up "tcp/ip 4" to obtain automatically. Same with DNS

5. By TeraCom modem ip is 192.168.1.1. Since direct wired connection to this modem (bypassing the wireless router) succeeds, I am not providing the modem config details. Note I can access modem set up page 192.168.1.1 only when I connect directly (wired). If I use router, it can not locate the teracom modem. i.e. 192.168.1.1 returns page not found

Can you please help me to identify the problem? I just want to make use of this CompUSA Router instead of buying a new one.
Kindly ask me questions, if you need more info.


C:\>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aurobindo-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter TATA PHOTON+:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TATA PHOTON+
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 14.96.99.54(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 121.242.190.181
121.242.190.210
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-26-32-AC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e4e7:65ba:9e99:92df%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.100(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 February 2013 05:22:53
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 19 January 2038 08:44:07
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443997
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-67-E6-1E-00-1D-BA-83-90-85

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter BSNL Wired Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : local.lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ether
net Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-BA-83-90-85
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6CB7D6CF-F024-47B7-ADCD-397DC7796
FB5}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{86159FC4-CE56-4C44-90FB-BC741EB34
7D3}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:6ab8:10c5:3e20:f19f:9cc9(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::10c5:3e20:f19f:9cc9%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 15:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:e60:6336::e60:6336(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 121.242.190.181
121.242.190.210
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
 

rsatbf

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The issue I think is that you need to set your Modem in bridge mode and only then the PPPOE will work from your wireless router. This is how I have configured mine. However, you can still make your modem dial to the internet and then you need to set your wireless router to Access Point (I think). Please read up a bit on this. It will surely work with the current router that you have.If you set your modem to bridge mode, you will not be able to access it via IP again because it will forward all requests direct to the router, it becomes a pass through. I have basic knowledge on this stuff, but have been able to configure my modem and routers.
 

AurobindoSaha

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Feb 7, 2013
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How would you suggest to configure TeraCom Modem in bridge mode?
Are these the steps?

1. access 192.168.1.1 admin/admin
2. Configuration>Internet Connection>Add
3. Screen 1: "Please enter PVC Name, VPI and VCI numbers for the Internet connection which is provided by your ISP. "
PVC Name: BSNLBridged
VPI: (0-255) : 0
VCI: (32-65535) :38
Service Category: :UBR with PCR
Peak Cell Rate cell/s(0-8000) :0
Sustainable Cell Rate: cell/s(1-7099) :0
Maximum Burst Size: cells(1-1000000):0
4. Screen 2: "Select the protocol and encapsulation type with the ATM PVC that your ISP has instructed you to use."
Protocol:Bridging
Encapsulation Type: LLC/SNAP
Encapsulation Mode: Bridged
Enable 802.1Q VLAN Tagging (1 ~ 4094) :0
Enable 802.1P Priority Marking (0 ~ 7) : 0

5. Screen 3: Summary
Make sure that the settings below match the settings provided by your ISP.

Internet(WAN) Configuration:
VPI / VCI 0 / 38
Service Category UBR With PCR 0 cell/s
Connection Type Bridging LLC/SNAP,
NAT Off
WAN IP Address
6. Admin>Reboot>"Reboot From: Last">Click Reboot

7. After this is done, I connect the wires as follows
BSNL Splitter .... TeraCom Modem (LAN1)..... CompUSA Router (LAN1)

After this done, I would be able to access the modem via 192.168.1.1 and my router which is 192.168.2.1 and offcourse internet.

If this what you are claiming to be the solution. If yes, I will try it and confirm if that solves the issue
Thanks for your suggestion

Important Note: Interesting reply from Tech Support Forum | Experts Online now for FREE Support!.... They say:
Router and Modem does not work together in Vista - Tech Support Forum
"
as i suspected the modem is actually a router and so you are trying to connect two routers together
to do this you need to setup the 2nd router differently and connect the ethernet connection to one of the LAN ports and not the internet/modem/wan port
"

Brain-twister? What do you say?

Thanks
Aurobindo
 


rsatbf

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If you set your ADSL router (one connected to your landline) to bridge mode, you wont be able to access it via IP. it becomes a dumb pass through. Then you should connect the RJ45 from it to your wireless routers WAN port. and Configure your wireless to PPPoE. Take a backup of the configuration and then proceed. Should work.
 

AurobindoSaha

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Feb 7, 2013
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Hoooo Laaaa .... it worked Thank you so much Mr RSATBF

It was very tough, but could finally solve the issue wit your help.

This can be definitely a good white paper for people in my situation, i.e.

TeraCom Type 1 (Modem)....wired connection ...... CompUSA (Modem+Router)....wireless.... internet connected.
 
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AurobindoSaha

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Thanks. But there is more to the story. In last 24 hours of internet connection, once or twice I saw it getting disconnected, and I am trying to figure out the reason.In disconnected state, the ipconfig looks as follows:Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aurobindo-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWireless LAN adapter Wireless Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-26-32-AC DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e4e7:65ba:9e99:92df%11(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.102(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 12 February 2013 01:06:00 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 19 January 2038 08:44:05 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443997 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-67-E6-1E-00-1D-BA-83-90-85 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : EnabledIn connected state it looks as follows:Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aurobindo-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : NoWireless LAN adapter Wireless Connection: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100 Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5D-26-32-AC DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e4e7:65ba:9e99:92df%11(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.102(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 12 February 2013 01:06:00 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 19 January 2038 08:44:05 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443997 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-17-67-E6-1E-00-1D-BA-83-90-85 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : EnabledAny, idea?
 

AurobindoSaha

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Feb 7, 2013
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In addition, same behavior of disconnect was noticed today. I went to bed at around 12 AM and came back at 4:18 AM to find the connection is disconnected.

Kindly check and suggest possible cause and remedy for the issue. Thanks in advance.
 
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rsatbf

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I have this disconnect issue with my laptop which has a N network card. I dont have this problem with other devices or laptops with the B/G connectivity. I just open up the "Network and sharing center" and this resolves itself. Sometimes, I have to disable and enable the wireless adapter. It could also be some power saving mode due to which this can happen... Another reason could be your wireless router firmware needs updating. Also check if the wired connections are also dropping.