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    Unhappy USB connection problems for BSNL DNA A201BEI modem

    Hi,

    I recently got BSNL Broadband connection.

    The internet is working fine in my Laptop. But the Ethernet is not working in my Desktop. So I want to connect to internet using USB.

    CASE 1 Laptop:

    I first thought of trying USB connectivity in my Laptop and then trying in Desktop.

    The modem provided by BSNL is DNA A201BEI. They gave a CD (ADSL2 + CPE/Router WiFi-TA) along with it. I could find only one setup file 'VMC PPPoE Dialer Installer.msi' in it along with few Drivers for various OS. Even after installing it the USB is not working.

    I also tried downloading drivers for DNA A201 BEI and followed the instructions to install the driver. After turning on the modem with USB connected, I got found new hardware for 'RNDIS/Ethernet Gadget', then the regular installation dialogs. I selected the folder where I have the drivers. Even then the setup ends unsuccessfully with the message, "The hardware was not installed because the wizard cannot find the necessary software".

    How can I ensure USB connection.? Is there any other drivers or something that needs to be installed.? Why am I facing this problem.?

    CASE 2 Desktop:
    I am not getting any Found new hardware pop-up dialog at all. After connecting the modem through USB and turning on the modem, everything remains silent. Any idea of why this problem is.?

    Till two months back, I was using a BSNL broadband connection in the same desktop in my home town in USB mode. Recently I shifted my PC and got a new broadband connection. The previous modem was a BSNL Huawei Quidway 1003A Modem. The new modem provided by them is DNA A201BEI. The USB cable I am using was provided for my Huawei Quidway Modem. Is this anything to do with the modem.?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Are you particular about USB connection ? We can try to fix the connection using ethernet cable.

    To do

    1. Configure your modem in PPPoE mode.

    2. Enable DHCP in your modem.

    3. In the TCP/IP properties of your connection (both laptop and desktop), set " Obtain IP address automatically ".

    Please note, to connect multiple machines simultaneously, you need to be in PPPoE mode.

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    Thanks for you reply meetdilip.

    Actually the ethernet card doesnot work in my Desktop. So I thought instead of getting a new ethernet card I can go for the USB connection.

    I am not trying to connect just one machine at a time either my laptop/desktop.

    I want to connect to internet in my desktop through USB. So thought of first doing it in my laptop and repeating the same steps in my desktop. hope you got me.

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    Uninstall all old usb drivers from system
    download this :
    BSNL BROADBAND MODEM DRIVERS (Unofficial site): DNA-A201BEI usb driver
    store in harddisk.
    Restart system with modem connected in USB mode.

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    .ethernet card does not work in my Desktop
    give details model/make/number.
    In Network/LAN/Properties/Network settings
    ethernet card Box on top
    Configure.
    Check enabled or not , drivers etc .

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    Uninstall all old usb drivers from system
    download this :
    BSNL BROADBAND MODEM DRIVERS (Unofficial site): DNA-A201BEI usb driver
    store in harddisk.
    Restart system with modem connected in USB mode.
    Same even after doing all of these both in my laptop and desktop.

    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    give details model/make/number.
    In Network/LAN/Properties/Network settings
    ethernet card Box on top
    Configure.
    Check enabled or not , drivers etc .

    In Desktop:

    There is NO lan at all in Network Connections. It is blank. Any other way to find its model/make no.

    I opened the CPU and found this no. Model No.: DFE 538TXD5. Hope this might help.

    In Laptop:
    I Right clicked LAN in Network connections -> Properties. Could not find Network Settings. It has only entries like TCP/IP , QoS etc.

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    USB connections with BSNL modems has some problem or other. Better get a LAN card (costs around Rs. 350).

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    AIRTEL has stopped giving any modem with USB port.
    Even software changed.

    DNA201BEI is almost similar to Beetel 220BX board.
    Please post Device info of your modem.


    http://www.indiabroadband.net/attach...-bsnl201be.jpg
    Last edited by essbebe; 16th April 2011 at 08:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    USB connections with BSNL modems has some problem or other. Better get a LAN card (costs around Rs. 350).
    Is there anything I need to check before getting a LAN card.? Anything like MotherBoard Compatibility or Modem compatibility.?

    Thanks.

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    Uploaded Screenshot of my Modem details.
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    My LAN card also died recently. Got it replaced through a local technician. He noted my motherboard model no. Not sure whether he used it.

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