Making the BSNL DataOne Wireless Home Network Guide

So, Here is my Step-By-Step guide to configuring a Wi-Fi network with BSNL DataOne. Though many wireless routers claim that it is a no-brainer setup to configure the wireless network, I found it to be not as easy as it looks to be. For example, NetGear comes with a wizard that never works with BSNL broadband connected via HUAWEI SmartAX 880. For those of you desperate to take your BSNL DataOne broadband wireless, follow these steps. It took me more than 2 days to figure and come out with these configuration details.

Before I start, let me share what I have:

1)BSNL DataOne 256Kbps connection. 2)HUAWEI SmartAX MT880 (The modem supplied by BSNL). 3) (configuring netgear dg632 for BSNL)NetGear WGR614v5

There are 2 steps to configuring your wireless network. First, you have to change the default settings of the SmartAX MT880 modem and configure it to enable PPPoE (PPP over Ethernet). Second, you have to configure the NetGear Router to talk to the modem.

Keep your modem, wireless router and your username and password from BSNL handy before you proceed to the next step.

If you want to change your existing configuration, take a backup of your configuration. This guide is to build your network from the ground-up.

1)Configuring and testing your Broadband connection Setup the modem as per the instructions mentioned in the manual. Ensure that the RJ11 (thin) cable from the splitter is connected to the ADSL port and the RJ45 cable connects your machine to the Ethernet port of the modem.

Change the IP properties of your Ethernet card to the following:

Open the browser and type to go to the HUAWEI configuration tool.

Enter ?admin? as username and ?admin? as password

Expand the Home node and select the WAN Setting

Under this web page, configure the following: PVC Number ? PVC 0 Wan Type ? PPP Connection Type ? PPPoE VPI/VCI ? 0 / 35 Default Route – Enabled User Name ? Password ? Use DNS ? Enabled Max Idle Time ? Always On

Click on Apply and allow the modem to restart.

Close the browser window

Open the browser and type

Enter ?admin? as username and ?admin? as password

You should see the Summary page. The Status is normally Red indicating that the connection is not ON.

Click on the Plug icon in the Note column to connect.

After the Connecting message, you should see the summary page again with the Status turning Green. Notice the IP Address and the Gateway Address.

Expand Tools node and click on Misc.

Type and click on Ping

You should see Ping Result: Successful

Click on the Lan Settings link under the Advanced node.

Configure the following: IP Address ? Subnet Mask ? Local Domain Name ? Blank

Click on Apply and allow the modem to restart

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