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Beam Broadband - Howto PC plus Laptop

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    Question Beam Broadband - Howto PC plus Laptop

    Hello,

    I'm using Beam Broadband since late 2010 on my PC (Fiber connection, RJ-45 jack). Prior to Beam, I was an Airtel Broadband customer (Phone line, RJ-11 jack) for 3 years.

    Problem: I have a Beetel 450TC1 ADL2+ Wireless Router (from Airtel) lying in dust. Now I wish to use this Router to connect my PC as well as my Mom's Laptop (Wireless mode only).

    1) Network settings on current PC: Automatic (Beam DNS servers)
    2) I do NOT have extra Ethernet cable (guess I need one to connect from Router Lan2 to the PC?)

    Approach: This is where I'm held up. How to proceed?

    i) Remove the current PC's Beam line (RJ-45) and plug into Wireless Router LAN1?
    ii) Then, get an Ethernet cable, connect from Wireless Router LAN2 to my PC's Ethernet port?
    iii) What Network settings should I use in the Wireless Router?
    iv) What Network settings should I use on PC?
    v) Later proceed with Laptop's Wireless setup, what Network settings for this?

    Note:

    a) Connections need NOT to be simultaneous; someone told Beam doesn't allow multiple logins at the same time? I'm not sure about this one.
    b) Should the Ethernet cable regular one or crossover?
    c) Wireless Router back side snapshot attached shows a Cable (not mine) connected to LAN1 port. Next to Antenna is Line Port, RJ-11 (Airtel) which is useless in my case.

    Please respond.

    Thanks a lot
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    you can use a router if you want to share your beam broadband connection. your credentials are stored in the router and it can share your broadband connection among your pc/desktop's/mobiles.

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    I'm looking for a few more details...first of all, is my approach correct?
    What about Network settings in Router/PC/Laptop?

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    You can achieve some purpose with your approach but the correct method would be go for a router whose wan port is also Rj-45. So, you can plug your beam cable in the wan port of the router and configure it to get ip address automatically and your beam username and password in the router itself.

    With your current set-up you can use your adsl router as a switch and as an access point.

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    Thanks for responding. I'm aware of WAN port limitation on that Wireless Router.
    Goal is use the same hardware without buying a new one, though it's not a big deal to shell out little money.
    Point is, how to do it with what I got

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    Then Turn off dhcp in the router and see the difference.

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    I tried many ways. Few weird things happened after Router RESET:

    1) Connected to the Internet through Router on PC *without* doing any network config. How could this possible?
    2) But I can't access Router IP (request time out).

    What could be the reason? Is Firewall blocking? Why?
    Should I need to run any service? SSDP is running

    Note: yet to test on Laptop for Wireless internet access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akula2 View Post
    I tried many ways. Few weird things happened after Router RESET:

    1) Connected to the Internet through Router on PC *without* doing any network config. How could this possible?
    2) But I can't access Router IP (request time out).

    What could be the reason? Is Firewall blocking? Why?
    Should I need to run any service? SSDP is running

    Note: yet to test on Laptop for Wireless internet access.
    In the LAN Properties,check the Details (win 7) or Support (win XP) tab & check out the IPv4 address, Subnet mask, Default gateway,DNS server IPs you are getting.That will clarify the issue hopefully.

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    With same Router/PC switch settings, I connected to the Laptop.

    It's a success. I ran a test. Upgraded Avira AV 12.x to 13.0 version

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    So there is some hope. It shouldn't be this difficult - really a strange router as someone remarked
    Coming to the pending question - How to access Router from PC? (192.168.1.1)

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