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    Default Making the BSNL DataOne Wireless home network guide

    Making the BSNL DataOne Wireless

    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 with this bsnl broadband connection:

    1)BSNL DataOne 256Kbps connection.
    2)HUAWEI SmartAX MT880 (The modem supplied by BSNL).
    3)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 – <Your ISP UserName>
    Password – <Your ISP 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 www.msn.com 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

    Open the Network properties of your Ethernet card and change the IP properties to the following

    IP Address –
    Subnet Mask –
    Default Gateway –
    Preferred DNS server – (BSNL DNS Server IP)
    Alternate DNS server – (BSNL DNS Server IP)

    Open your browser and type your favorite URL. You should be online by this time!

    2)Configuring the Wireless Router and enabling the WPA security
    Connect the network cable from the NetGear wireless router to the machine.

    Open the IP Properties of your Network card and Enable DHCP. Select the following on the IP properites dialog.
    Obtain IP Address Automatically
    Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically

    Open the browser and type

    Enter ‘admin’ as username and ‘password’ as the password

    Click on Wireless Settings link on the navigation pane and configure with the following values

    Wireless Network
    Name (SSID) - <YourSSID>
    Region – Asia
    Channel – 11
    Mode – g and b
    Security Options
    WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
    Security Encryption (WEP)
    Authentication Type – Automatic
    Encryption Strength – 64bit
    Security Encryption (WEP) Key
    Passphrase - <YourPassphrase>
    Click on Generate

    Record the value of Key1 – This is required when you log on to your Wi-Fi network the first time.

    Click on Apply and wait till the router reboots
    (Wireless will not be enabled till you complete the next step)

    Click on the Basic Settings link on the left side navigation pane and configure the following

    Does your Internet connection require a login? – No
    Account Name – blank
    Domain Name – blank
    Internet IP Address
    Use Static IP Address
    IP Address –
    IP Subnet Mask –
    Gateway IP Address –
    Domain Name Server (DNS) Address
    Use These DNS Servers
    Primary DNS –
    Secondary DNS –
    Router MAC Address
    Use Default Address
    Click on Apply and wait till the router restarts

    Connect the Network Cable coming from the ADSL Modem to the Wireless Router

    Few things to remember –
    Don’t connect the ADSL Lan Cable to the Internet Uplink port of the Wireless Router. It never worked for me. Always connect it to one of the 4 ports excluding the designated Internet port.

    IP Addresses can be anything of your choice. But it is a good idea to follow the 192.168.x.x convention

    If you get lost any time, feel free to reset the configuration by poking a pin into the reset slot on the modem and the router.

    Don’t compromise on the security. Always enable WPA and save your key. Don’t let your friendly neighbors ride on your network!

    Have a happy Wi-Fi surfing and drop a comment in case you want more inputs.

    Do check out bsnl broadband forum for the latest tips and tricks
    Last edited by Admin; 29th June 2010 at 04:29 PM.

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    so I cant use the bsnl modem (which has wlan enabled) itself for wifi? I still need "ANOTHER" wireless router?

    nevre mind...I`m finally successfull in connecting my laptop to the internet wirelessly directly through the huawei wa1003a.
    Last edited by Admin; 1st February 2012 at 02:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashrg
    nevre mind...I`m finally successfull in connecting my laptop to the internet wirelessly directly through the huawei wa1003a.
    Dear yashrg. Would appreciate a great deal if you can explain the process of enabling wireless n/wing directly using the huawei wa1003a. I have it and simply cannot figure out a way to do it.
    Thanks in advance.

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    The way u can connect wirelessly using huawei is that u just have to make sure your laptop can see the wireless network and connect to the network. then your taskbar will be showing wireless area network connected. then u just have to dial your pppoe connection and it will use the wireless connection to the modem to dial the connetion and voila! your internet is connected. though it may take a little more time in connecting through the wireless network.give it two or 3 trys. but with this modem you cannot have an always on/connected internet access on wifi like you could using d-link modems. I have a d-link modem at my house in my hometown with which my pc is always connected to the net. but here I have to DIAL every time i want access.

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    Not going through. I have tried it in two ways
    1. Connected to internet through wired connection and then tried to use the wireless connection to browse.
    2. Initiate the connection through wireless mode.
    In bothcases, my laptops show that they are connected to the wireless network, but cannot browse (if internet connection is already alive) or cannot open the connection in case 2.
    Would appreciate if you can provide detailed list of the settings (both on your computer and the HUAWEI WA1003A). Also, one other confusing thing is the TCP/IP properties of the wired LAN adapter and the wireless LAN adapter.

    Thanks a lot for the help.

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    Question Using the BSNL Wireless Modem with Airtel

    Main Question:
    I have the Huawei modem (Type II) wireless Ethernet and USB that BSNL gives. I want to use this with Airtel, is that possible? If yes, how?

    History: (if interested)
    I am switching from BSNL to Airtel becasue BSNL has not shifted my connection to my new house since the last 4 months.
    I was extremely satsfied with the 512MB/5GB deal. Then I shifted my house and applied to BSNL for shifting my connection. It's been so long. it's crazy! I spent approx Rs.5500 to get the damn thing (deposits, installation, modem purchase, etc.). Now they are giving me some stupid excuses and not shifting the connection to the new place.

    Airtel came 3 months ago and dug up the road one day, laid the cable and put the box the next day. Then they came door-to-door offering the connections for just 500 bucks! (refundable!) and 700 bucks a month rental!
    I dint take it then in the hopes of getting BSNL, but they have let me down.

    Now I want to take the Airtel thing, but I have this 1800 rupee modem that I got from BSNL, I don't want to spend on another Airtel modem.
    The Airtel technicians will not help me since they want to sell their own modem.

    Please help me find a way to use the hawa-hawai modem with hawa-tel!

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    Default Huawei MT800 & Linksys WRT54GS

    I have a Huawei MT800 bsnl modem and a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router. Any idea how to configure my wireless network with my BSNL modem and the Linksys Wireless Router.

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    Thumbs up Wireless Internet

    Hi, Iam very much greatful to this website for setting BSNL BROAD Band wireless connection at my home without anybody help . I have PC and Wireless ADSL Router(Quidway WA1003A SERIES) fro BSNL and is called TYPE 2 MODEM. Iam working for CAPGEMINI CONSULTING PVT. LTD (BANGALORE) gave me a Laptop (Dell- LATITUDE D620) which is having Intel Proset/Wireless in built.

    After taking the help and bit of R&D i succesfully connected to this Type 2 Modem. Iam able to Surf Internet in both PC and Laptop. Laptop is connected by wireless with Modem and pc is connected to Modem via USB.

    Enjoying my surfing at good speed. Thanks to web site and BSNL. I want that BSNL should give unlimited surfing for home user at for 250 Plan also.

    Iam staying in Bangalore at Banshakari 3rd stage
    Last edited by sriniwas; 15th September 2006 at 12:39 AM. Reason: grammer mistake

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    @ sriniwas , congrats & best wishes .

    however you are aware that BSNL Dataone unlimited is
    provided for Rs 900/- . it may not be reduced to Rs 250/-
    in near future .

    since you are working for a good firm , I'd suggest to
    shift to home 500 plan . This plan has a data limit of
    1GB and you can schedule huge downloads (if any)
    between 2 - 8 AM (free time for 500 plan) . If you
    getup early in morning you can use free surfing before
    8 AM in this Home 500 plan .

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    ^^^^ yeah i do almost the same with my MTNL 256K night unlimited plan

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