Setting up a WIFI network with BSNL Dataone ADSL modem is not easy a task. That’s what I learnt after banging my head for a day. Problem is, its not straight forward, ‘follow the manual to install’ kind of setup. I spent a lot of time digging the Internet to find a work around, however the work around is pretty simple.
I performed this setup on a SmartAx Mt882 ADSL modem (Type 1) provided by BSNL and Dlink DIR-615 WIFI router.
Here either of the following nodes can do the dialing.
1) Laptop/Computer (however this limits the WIFI to only one computer)
2) WIFI router (for some reason Dlink DIR-615 never managed to successfully connect)
3) ADSL modem (this appears to be easy to accomplish and this setup uses automatic dial-in by modem)
If your ADSL modem doesn’t dial-in automatically when started, perform the steps mentioned here . Make sure that you don’t connect the modem to the uplink of the Router. Connect to one of the connecting ports.
Important: the steps mentioned in the link needs you to enter the username in the format username@dataone however it didn’t work for me . When I tried just the ‘username’ it worked. So if one doesn’t work try the other combination.
Also it is very important to set the DHCP settings as follows, so that the IP assigned by DHCP doesn’t conflict with IP of the router.
Now, the WIFI router has to be setup. Since the default IP of the router and the modem are likely to be same (192.168.1.1), we need to resolve the conflict. Let the MODEM have 192.168.1.1 IP.
Remove the connection to modem and connect the cable to WIFI router. Laptop should be in dynamic IP mode. Open the browser and type 192.168.1.1 to connect to router. Click setup and make sure the settings look like the following. Make sure the IP is set as 192.168.1.2 ; Make sure to disable DHCP. Let the MODEM take care of DHCP.
Don’t forget to save the settings. The router automatically restarts once you save. after that disable your NIC card on laptop, wait for 20 secs and enable it again. This step helped me to reset the DHCP address on Laptop.