- 3rd April 2006 #1
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).
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 http://192.168.1.1 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 http://192.168.1.1
·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 – 192.168.1.90
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0(/24)
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 – 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway – 192.168.1.90
Preferred DNS server – 22.214.171.124 (BSNL DNS Server IP)
Alternate DNS server – 126.96.36.199 (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 http://192.168.1.1/basicsetting.htm
·Enter ‘admin’ as username and ‘password’ as the password
·Click on Wireless Settings link on the navigation pane and configure with the following values
Name (SSID) - <YourSSID>
Region – Asia
Channel – 11
Mode – g and b
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 – 192.168.1.91
IP Subnet Mask – 255.255.255.0
Gateway IP Address – 192.168.1.90
Domain Name Server (DNS) Address
Use These DNS Servers
Primary DNS – 188.8.131.52
Secondary DNS – 184.108.40.206
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.
- 13th April 2006 #2yashrgGuest
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.
- 17th July 2006 #3tomGuestOriginally Posted by yashrg
Thanks in advance.
- 17th July 2006 #4yashrgGuest
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.
- 19th July 2006 #5tomGuest
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.
- 7th August 2006 #6samkingGuest
Using the BSNL Wireless Modem with Airtel
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!
- 10th August 2006 #7thakur1999Guest
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.
- 15th September 2006 #8
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- Sep 2006
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
- 15th September 2006 #9
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
@ 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 .
- 15th September 2006 #10DanteGuest
^^^^ yeah i do almost the same with my MTNL 256K night unlimited plan
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